Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Blog Giveaway Carnival!

Giveaway is now closed!

Those of you who have been with me for a while may remember that my fourth post was participating in her Spring Giveaway Carnival. I enjoyed it so much that when I hit my 100th post, I really went crazy with a giveaway!

And now it's time for the Fall Giveaway Carnival. Whooo! I actually had such a stash of things squirreled away from my 100th post giveaway, I'll be able to just coast on that for a while. So, here's what's up for grabs this time!

A pair of any Christmas baby leg warmers. You can see all the styles that I have available here and the Christmas ones start on page 4. (Why yes, they ARE available for purchase! You can e-mail me at nettacow at gmail dot com - remove spaces - for info. They are $8 per pair, with discounts for multiple pairs, plus exact shipping. You can also visit my post on how to make homemade baby leg warmers.

How to Clean Practically Anything, from the Editors of Consumer Reports. On the back: "This completely revised fourth edition of How to Clean Practically Anything tells you the most efficient, cost-effective, and practical ways to clean all kinds of household and personal items. Covering cleaning appliances and products from dishwashers, washing machines, and vacuums to household cleansers, paper towels, paint removers, upholstery cleaners, and laundry detergents, it includes:
* buying advice and recommendations * stain removal chart * advice on personal care products * tips for eliminating germs and grime * guidance on how to handle, store, and safely dispose of cleaning products.

500 Terrific Ideas for Organizing Everything by Sheree Bykofsky. On the back: This book will tell you how to:
* Eliminate mismatched socks and gloves forever * use your answering machine as a private secretary * create a home or office filing system that really works * find and use wasted space in your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen * make the most of your computer * create simple strategies to manage your paperwork.

Caveat - I read through this book and some of the tips are a bit dated since it was written in 1992. I raised my eyebrows that there are several companies and specific products mentioned, but the author notes in the acknowledgements that nobody paid to be included nor were they promised mention or endorsement. So take it for what it's worth.

Have I mentioned that I'm a sucker for cookbooks? It's kind of embarassing, really, because I have a lot, and I've just scratched the surface in trying the recipes in them. So, I thought I'd share . . . but if you win this, you need to let me know what you try and like! :>)

Favorite Recipes from House and Garden, copyright 1958. There is a lot of good info in here, too!

And, of interesting to probably no one else but me, on the very first page - even before the title page - is a small drawing of The Sower, which is the statue on top of the Nebraska State Capitol.

Perhaps that is to provide a transition to my final offering - a pamphlet from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Service called Dressing Up the Home in Wartime. This sweet old girl was published in February of 1945 as part of the Home Demonstration program. The ideas ore intended to be carried out with materials already on hand and at little cost.

OK, so your choices are Christmas legwarmers, the cleaning book, the organizing book, the cookbook, or the vintage decorating book.

So, how do you win??? First, please have a US or Canadian shipping address. Then check out the categories in my sidebar and tell me which of them is your favorite or that you'd like to see more posts in. It's that easy! To make things a bit more complicated, though, I'll let you CHOOSE what you'd like to win - put your first and second choices in your comment. I'll number your comments and use to pick numbers. The first number will get their first choice. The second number will get their first choice if it's still available; if not, they'll get their second choice - and so on.

Want more entries? Do one of the following and leave an additional comment or comments:

* blog about this giveaway (please include the link)
* tweet it if you're on Twitter (please include the link)
* share this on Facebook (honor system since I wouldn't be able to see it)
* subscribe to me in a reader or via e-mail or follow me from your blogger profile. If you already do one of these things, then leave a comment telling me that you do.

It's your choice as to whether you list the same thing(s) that you want or change them up in subsequent entries . . . but what you have listed in the comment number comes up is what I'll go by to award the goodies.

The giveaway will end Friday, October 9 at midnight central time. Winners will be notified via e-mail and I'll post it, too, so you can see who the lucky people are.

Please PLEASE make sure there is a way for me to contact you, either via your blog, or leave an e-mail address (you can use the cryptic form of yourname at domain dot com if you wish), and please indicate what you want - up to two things, and leave separate comments for the additional entries. If you have a question about something that I've made too complicated or would like a bit more info on any of the prizes, please feel free to e-mail me at the address in my sidebar. If a winner doesn't claim their prize within three days, I'll award the prize to someone else.

Thanks for participating - and head over to Laura's to see what everyone else is giving away starting Monday morning!


Kate said...

Hmm, I can't pick just one :) Treasure Hunting and Freezer Cooking both are interesting to me. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win.


Anonymous said...

Organizing and vintage decorating are my choices. I really need help!

elaine r said...

I like the Homemade Gifts category-great ideas in tough times!
For prizes I would choose:
1. How To Clean Practically Anything book.
2. 500 Terrific Ideas For Organizing Everthing book.

Elaine R

Anonymous said...

I like the categories Kitchen Tip Tuesdays and Freezer cooking. My choices for prizes are 1. the Cleaning book 2. the cookbook
thanks for the giveaway!


camelfam said...

All Things Baby since I have a newborn :)

1) baby leg warmers
2) anything else

Heather said...

I just became a follower:). The Christmas Leg warmers would be too cute and anyone of my 4 girls!

Hallee said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything to do with 1940's homemaking. I'd love that Dressing Up the Home!

Katie D. said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
I like the leg warmers and cookbook. Freezer cooking is interesting to me.

melanie said...

I would love to bless a favorite someone... I have a good friend who would love the leg warmers for her little one -- and a niece who loves anything vintage!
1. leg warmers
2. vintage decorating book

Debbie said...

I definitely enjoy the recipes. Like you, I love cookbooks and I love looking at all the recipes on the different blogs. Thank you.

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Anonymous said...

i deleted my previous entries becuz i forgot to add my choices. let's try again! lol
well being a giveaway fan i will choose giveaways of course! lol but the kitchen tips sounds good too.

1-the vintage decorating book.

Anonymous said...

here's my tweet

1-the vintage decorating book.

Carrie Smyth said...

Gardening . . . I'm new at it and love learning from others. I would love to give the baby legs to my niece and the How To Clean Practically Anything book would be so handy to have around. Thanks for sharing in the giveaway carnival. Have a joyful day!

Jeanine said...

recipes! i love trying out new recipes.

first pick: favorite recipes cookbook

second pick: christmas leg warmers

Jeanine said...

blogger follower

Jill Watkins said...

I like Prayers and Faith!

Meghan said...

Frugal Fridays is my favorite category.
I would love to win
1. The baby leg warmers
2. The 500 Terrific Ideas book

CStorey said...

what a great giveaway!

1. leg warmers
2 organizing


Donna said...

I would love the cookbook!
(love cookbooks 2)
And since I love cookbooks and new recipes, it would only be natural for me to pic that as my fave label! :-)

Sandi said...

I like Frugal Fridays and Freezer Cooking.
Choices are hard!
1-how to clean anything
2-organizing book

Kelly said...

I like the crafting category.
1. baby legwarmers
2. 500 Terrific Ideas for Organizing Everything book

Debbie said...

I definetely like the recipe category.

Kelly said...

I like the Homemade Gifts category.

The prizes I would choose:
1. baby legwarmers
2. the cookbook


LeeAnn said...

I'd like to see more posts in the Baby section.

My choices would be:

1) Baby Legs
2) Cleaning Book


Zimms Zoo said...

Of course I follow you :0)

Zimms Zoo said...

I blogged about it.

Just surprise me if I win! They all look great.

Bombtastic Belle said...

Frugal Friday's and freezer cooking :)

Rachel said...

I'd like the 500 Organizing ideas or the How to clean anything.
I commented about you on facebook and blogged about you.
(It's a brand new blog)

bison61 said...

I like the gardening and I would pick the leg warmers and the cookbook

tiramisu392 (at)

Heather said...

I'd love to see more about homemade gifts, although I'm a recipe junkie.
For the giveaway, I'd enjoy the Vintage Decorating or the Recipe Book. Either one would thrill me!
I blogged about this on my site:

Anonymous said...

i suscribed to your blog .

Anonymous said...

Gardening.. this was my first year. I cant wait to start planting again.. for prizes..
1)the vintage book..
2)500 Terrific Ideas For Organizing Everthing book.
3)the cookbook,
4)How To Clean Practically Anything book.

Anonymous said...

Gardening.. this was my first year. I cant wait to start planting again.. for prizes..
1)the vintage book..
2)500 Terrific Ideas For Organizing Everthing book.
3)the cookbook,
4)How To Clean Practically Anything book.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I like the Frugal Fridays and Kitchen creative!

I would like the 1. cleaning book or 2. home decorating book.

Thank you for participating in the Fall Give-away Carnival.

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