OK. As we know, over the last six months or so, the blogging community has saved my soul. You have held me up, held me tight, wiped my tears, listen to me rage against the unfairness of my world as it is. You’ve sent present, comments, Tweets and emails, and every time I reached out to the online world, someone was there, waiting to reach back.
So…. I’d like to, if I could, give a little something back to you guys. I don’t run giveaways here often- this is the first one, in the After; but this one is important. Let’s call it….
As much as I’d love to give every single one of you a prize, that just ain’t possible. So, instead, I collected as many different prizes as possible, to give you the greatest chance of winning.
OK, lovelies. Here’s the booty. I’ll fill you in on the how-to-enter bit and the end of the list. Stick with me here.
Let’s have a bit of fun here, hey? It will make a nice change for a bit….
Featuring the squeaky clean RubberMaid Reveal Mop and the super easy RubberMaid Easy Find 7 Piece Lid Set. Valued at $49.95, it’s been kindly donated by our friends at RubberMaid and Porter Novelli.
Nic-Nac Balloon Balls (Four of These to Win!)
The coolest thing since balloons were invented- the balloon ball. Our balloon balls are going strong- versatile, durable and fun for everything. And perfect for kids scared of POP! Also from the tremendous nic-nac nappywraps, valued at $20 each.
Endorsed by RRSAHM’s cleaning fairy (*ahem*). Thanks to Vileda, it’s valued at $60.
Flipsies (Three of these to be won!)
$50 Gift Voucher from Bamboo Village
We remember Bamboo Village, right? Of course we do. This is the awesome company who sponsored me to go to the Aussie Blogger’s Conference. And they’ve chipped in again with a gift voucher to spend in their online store, worth $50. You can find them on Twitter. Did I mention they are awesome?
Booettes HairClips (Three to be won!)
I think the pictures here speak for themselves. So very cute. So very, very cute. I think that’s the best way to describe them- cute. Valued at $10 each. They’ve been donated by MissBoo and BeeTwo, who also donated….
If the clips are cute, then the only word for this is funky. Wipes are daggy. Make them cool. As I said, also from Miss Boo and BeeTwo and valued at $15.
Bloggy Book Pack
A pack of six awesome books… some written by bloggers you may know and love. This pack includes Mosquito Advertising by Kate Hunter, Last Summer by Kylie Ladd,Happily Ever Parted by Bronwyn Marquardt, Six Frames by Dr Edward de Bono, Bryson’s Dictionary for Writer’s and Editors by Bill Bryson, and A Course in WeightLoss by Marianne Wilkinson. Valued at $200.
Donated by…. Denyse Whelan-Who blogs three ways!
Denyse is a retired School Principal who loves blogging, social networking and being part of the on-line community in Australia and beyond. Denyse and Lori met at Aussie Bloggers Conference in 2011 and became good friends. Denyse is blogging as ‘herself’, but in photos and more, at memories, about schools and education at education, and caring for husband who has Parkinsons Disease at caring.
Personal blog: www.memoriesbydenyse.com
Education blog: www.educationbydenyse.com
Isagenix Cleansing System
Every day we’re exposed to toxins in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the items we touch. Cleanse for Life® helps give your body the nutrition it needs to cleanse itself naturally, and unlike other “cleanses,” laxatives or diuretics that can deplete your body, Cleanse for Life nourishes and feeds your entire body with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and botanicals. Deep and daily cleansing with either our powder or liquid forms of Cleanse for Life, supports your mental and physical performance, resistance to stress and digestive health. It can also help
protect your body from the cumulative damage of environmental toxins and oxidative stress.
Valued at US $40.
Isagenix Five Piece Sample Pack
With the Isagenix 5-Piece Sample Pak you can enjoy individual servings of some of our most popular products. Includes….
IsaDelight Plus™ – 1 ct (perishable)
New IsaLean® Shake Natural Creamy Vanilla – 1 meal packet
Slim Cakes®: Oatmeal Berry – 1ct
IsaLean® Bars Chocolate Cream Crisp – 1 bar (perishable)
Want More Energy?® Sticks – Orange – 1 countValued at US $20. Both Isagenix prizes generously donated by Be Happy, Healthy and Wise. More info on Isagenix can be found here and here.
One very funny and very cool chic lit novel up for grabs! It’s penned by one of our own- a groovy blogger named Peta Jo, who you can check out on FB and Twitter. Worth approx $30.
Serenity Necklace. Made from copper, hand stamped and given a textured finish. Comes on an adjustable 16”-18” black suede cord. Valued at $20. This beautiful piece has been generously donated by Blue Maven, who you can Friend on FaceBook.
Blue Maven was created by two stay at home moms who love to design and make beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry. Between raising 6 kids, 4 pets, 2 dads and keeping the house running smoothly, we’ve found the importance of taking time for ourselves to do the things we love! We make hand-crafted jewelry that combines fun, beauty and style. We use only quality materials consisting of sterling silver, copper, nickel silver, and Swarovski crystal beads. We love to do custom orders so let us know if there is something special you would like. We know you will find something to fall in love with!
Nic Nac NappyWrap
An awesome little invention that tucks away nappies, wipes and all those other bits and pieces in a change mat. It’s durable, versatile, and way awesome. Again thanks to Nic-Nac Nappy Wrap, valued at $85.
My absolute, no questions, personal favourite prize. You may remember, back in the Before, I blogged about Taronga Zoo, and how much of a very special place it was for Tony and I. Well, the good people at Taronga have donated two family passes, valued at $112.60 each.
And…. that’s it. Wow. I know. That’s like, a miiiiiillion dollars worth of prizes. Or something. Hey, it’s not called the Big ThankYou GiveAway for nothing.
OK. Now, for the purpose of making this easy for everyone, the rules are very simple….
* Entry is open to everyone, residents of all countries, but you must have a valid email address and be over 18 years of age.
* To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. Please make sure that either your email address is visible through Blogger, or you leave an address in your comment.
* If, for whatever reason you can’t leave a comment here, drop me an email through the Contact page.
* One entry for person.
* Entries close Midnight Saturday 23rd July, AEST.
* Winners will be drawn soon after using Random, and contacted by email. Winners will have 72 hours to respond to this email, or the prize will be redrawn.
* No discussion will be entered into.
Bribe me with jellybeans instead.
I think that’s about it for the nitty gritty. I do hope you all enjoy entering, and please click around and visit the companies who were totally awesome enough to donate.
And once again, a huge thank you, to every single one of you. This giveaway is not even close to being ‘enough’, and words are inarticulate to express how much all this InterWeb love has meant to me…
You guys are tops.