Friday, April 25, 2008

I Want to Play Too! $10 GC to Toys R Us COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED

I know I'm beyond fashionably late but I wasn't sure I wanted to participate. I changed my mind for a few reasons:

1) I think it would be neat to see the Carnival reach 1,000 posts

2) I'm curious to know how many of you have hung in till the end and what type of response I'll get. I don't have much content on this site since I'm a newbie but I'd love some feedback.

3) I've had so much fun and have been so impressed with everyone's generosity I want to pay it forward.
I wish I could give more, but being on holiday and all...

So, please leave a comment with your blog name or email address so I can get in touch with you. I'd love for you to stick around and get to know me but my feelings won't be hurt if you don't (well maybe a little).
US residents only.

Winner chosen through a random number generator. I'll have comments open until midnight Pacific time tomorrow (Saturday 4/25). I know it's short but we have things happening Sunday and I don't want to over commit myself and leave you hanging and the Carnival is almost over anyway. I will email the winner who then has until Tuesday 4/28 to respond.

There's still plenty of fun to be had at the Carnival. Get thyself to entering before time is up!

89 comments :

  1. Better late than never ;-) The only suggestion I have is to get a more colorful background. The white makes it look so plain. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm still hanging around till the very end. I'm one of those people that sits there in the theater to see if there's anything after the credits while everyone else is getting up and leaving.

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  2. Im a newbie too and have yet to do nada to my page. But I, just like you, is almost always fashionably late...so here here sista.

    I'd like to enter into your contest

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  3. Thank you for doing this giveaway.
    Tiffany Rosson
    tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo DOT com

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  4. Nice to "meet" you. I too came late to the carnival but was happy to have hosted my first giveaway. Come visit my blog! http://katydidandkid.blogspot.com. I have a scarf and felt pin to win!

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  5. Thanks for participating! Fun prize! :)

    bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Still hanging in there =) I like your blog, though I agree with the first poster, it could use some color. It’s just too white for me, but you could probable leave the white if you made the links and header brighter colors. Less soothing, more vibrant. Just a thought, you can take it or leave it =)
    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  7. Better late than never, I always say. :)

    One of the best ways you can get your blog "out there" a bit more (besides joining in on carnivals like this, which is always good) is to get around and comment elsewhere. It's basically a friendly community that believes in good manners, so if you say "Hi!" to someone, odds are they'll come back and say "Hi!" to you, too. You'd be surprised at how quickly you make friends, and how good those friends can become.

    Good luck with the blog, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Hey it's never too late! Thanks for the option to win!

    breastblanket (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. Wonderful for you to join. I am new myself

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  10. I hung on to the end and found your great giveaway! Thanks! I like your blog-you can find some great free templates all over the internet to add a little color and pizazz. Good luck with the bloggy giveaways!
    claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Still hangin' in -- thank you for joining the carnival! I'd love to win $10 to TRU for my eight kids!

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway
    laurawinn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I second the color suggestion! Pick something that is you! Good luck figuring out a new career/job.

    lucycontest at gmail.com
    macyfron.com

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  14. I'm with you, better late than never! I always do better at crunch time. My blog is really new and pretty blah, but feel free to look around and parouse(sp) your blog. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

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  15. I'm addicted to this carnival! So i'm glad you joined late!

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  16. I would love to come back and check your blog, thanks for the chance to win!
    lmb122@msn.com

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  17. I'm glad you made it to the party! Thanks for doing this!

    txhottie_86@yahoo.com

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  18. Thank you for the giveway for the few of hanging on until the very end. :)

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  19. thanks for the giveaway!! i was at toys r us today with the kiddies getting a gift for a bday party tomorrow - how funny!!

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  20. Oh I'd love to win! Thank you so much!

    Photos always draw me to a certain blog. It helps me to visualize the author and their point of view. Maybe if your header had photos of your children and you? Something like that! :D

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  21. Glad you could participate! Thanks!

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  22. I don't mind late. =)
    misshoney_bee(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Its not over til the fat lady sings...so welcome to the carnival!

    I am going a bit blind trying to get to all the bloggers...I too hope it gets to 1000...how cool would that be!

    kelleythejewelrylady(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I stay til the bitter end because I'm lame like that! The first time I "played" I entered every single contest and won... nothing! Last time I did it again and swore I would quit if I won nothing. I won one thing... so this time I only entered the things I really wanted to win. But it still takes me all week to weed through all the entries!

    I like your about me profile. I don't know if you do pics online, but it would be cool to see your family, maybe have one pic of something representative at least. And either more color or a pic/graphic in your header. Space out your wording and make it bigger so it catches your eye! good luck!
    teacherkrista at gmail dot com

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  25. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. Feel free to enter my bloggy giveaways at fashionfling.blogspot.com and thebeautycounter.blogspot.com :)

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  26. I am ashamed to admit that I stuck it out to the end. At times, I should have been playing bazillionth game of Spiderman Yahtzee with my son instead. Hopefully, I will something out of the deal. I would love to win this end of the game contest.

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  27. wow what else can i say thanks

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  28. Welcome to the world of blogging. You are off to a good start, just getting yourself out there. I found it helpful to post on different carnivals like Works For Me Wednesday, or some of the other ones. If you visit blogs and comment, the people are likely to come back and visit you and leave a comment on one of your posts.

    Pictures are helpful to break up your posts and add some colour, but do realize that I don't necessarily practice what I preach. I am really lazy sometimes when it comes to posting images.

    I would love to me be entered in your giveaway.

    Michelle
    www.northofthe49.com
    michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

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  29. Thanks for the great giveaway- my daughter would love a chance to win.

    tigerjennv(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Congratulations on being brave enough to start your own blog....I haven't reached that milestone yet...but I would love to enter your giveaway!

    owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

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  31. Great giveaway :) I love carnivals like this to help get to know people.

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  32. I'm not a newbie, but I don't have anything fun on my blog and I haven't even posted in 5 months, so I can't be much help to you there...

    But I would love to win your giveaway:)

    tcmyersATgmailDOTcom

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  33. Go with some color, white gives me a migraine, and I am sure I am not alone. I would also suggest getting a header with SOMETHING on it, a scenery picture, family pic, something, it is easy to do and the words go right over it.

    Doing giveaways and submitting them to Prizey.blogspot.com will bring in traffic and possible readers, too.

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  34. Thanks for offering the gift card. I just went and read your archives before commenting, and I think I will be back. I am a sahm of 4, one out of the house on his own. Maybe you could figure out how to put some pictures on your blog? Or use a little more color? I'm not sure, I don't even have a blog, but good luck with yours!

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win. These giveaways are so fun!

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  36. This is a great way to promote your blog. You can also join other blogosphere events such as ABC Wednesday, and other such gatherings where you post a photo and write about it for a specific letter or I've seen some that choose a color. 5 Minutes for Mom is another blog that has a Blog Party but it's not like this because no one is required to give anything away.

    I hope you had a good time at the Carnival! I'm sure you'll be waiting for the next one at the end of July like I will be! It's just so much fun!!

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  37. Maybe no one else will check the giveaway list since the winners are now being posted. That way I'll have a better chance of winning. :-P

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  38. I am addicted - I am still here checking! thanks for your giveaway!

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  39. very cool!
    thanks
    palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  40. I have entered probably 800 contest!

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  41. I think it would be funny to see the list get to 1000, too. It's such a nice round number.



    hello DOT scarlett AT gmail DOT com

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  42. I can't help but check for more giveaways on this thing lol. Great giveaway. :) Thanks. :)

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  43. I would love to win this for my kiddos!!! :) how great!!! Thank you so much!
    Looks like you are still getting an awesome response!!! That is wonderful!!! :)
    I hope you will stop by my blog as well and say hello! =o)

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  44. What a great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

    welcome to blog land! i'm fairly new too but i cant seem to stick to it..i hope you do tho

    nice to meet you :)

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  45. Please count me in for your giveaway. Thanks and good luck to one and all.

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  46. This is a nice prize, thank you for jumping in. Welcome to bloggyland.

    peggie dot loden at gmail dot com

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  47. Count me in, please!
    Feel free to visit my giveaway.

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  48. Great giveaway, please include me!

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  49. Thanks for jumping on the fun bandwagon!

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  50. My giveaway is going on until tomorrow as well-come and take a look!! Thanks!

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  51. looks like it didn't quite make it, but close!

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  52. Better late than never! Thanks!

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  53. Great prize! I'm still hanging in there. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Great giveaway!

    I'm 34 too - with one little girl.

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  55. Great giveaway! Thanks so much! You can get your blog out there more by finding good blogs that relate to yours and reading them, then promoting yourself.

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  56. I kinda like the white background. It makes your blog look organized. And being that I have a touch of the OCD, I like organized.

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  57. Hey! You are a really, really good good writer. Have fun on your "vacation"! I quit work when I had my son but all my friends lost their jobs too---worked in mortgage industry.

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  58. Glad you made it in! :)

    love_cats05@yahoo.com

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  59. Welcome to the blogging world :) Glad to have ya! Thanks for the giveaways - we love Toys R Us in this house.

    I agree with some of the other comments given - add some color to your site.

    I do blogger designs if you're interested :) www.thetrendymommyblogdesigns.blogspot.com

    Have fun w/ the contest - pretty good response for the last day!

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  60. Well, you sure can tell women LOVE free stuff huh? Pretty good response so far!

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  61. I want it to reach 1,000 too!
    KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

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  62. This is a great giveaway. Glad you decided to join the fun!

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  63. I agree--some color/pretty designs would be nice!

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  64. What a wonderful giveaway you are doing here.

    Have fun with your giveaway. Don't forget to head on over to my blog and enter mine!

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  65. i want to play! i've had fun this week! thanks for the contest!

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  66. Thanks for the last minute giveaway!

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  67. Yep, I'm still here. Up way too late doing this. :0)
    Thanks!
    meg.wilson@gmail.com

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  68. Please enter me! My goal this time is to get to the end of the list before time runs out. We'll see :)

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  69. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    mccammacks(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  70. I am still here! Barely here.. with crazed racoon like eyes (My internet went down on Tuesay night, I've been doing this at work, and going to a friends house at nights for an hour. I'm either insanely dedicated, or insane!.. Yep... they both work)

    I now have internet at home again, so I'm up late.. 11:33pm, finishing off the stragglers, whom are still loved!

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  71. I'm late, too, so maybe this will be my lucky day!
    allmycrazycats@aol.com

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  72. never too late for a great giveaway..kudos

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  73. I love the bloggy carnivals and, although it would be nice to win, I feel like the biggest prize is that I get to discover so many fun new blogs that might not have otherwise come to my attention. thanks for doing this!

    gail
    gpc49@yahoo.com

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  74. Please enter me.Hopefully this is still going on.

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  75. HI! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It was so nice of you to congratulate the winner. I will be back to "visit" you again! ~Carol

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  76. Thanks for the giveaway. I came down with the flu this week and wasn't able to enter very many giveaways. So thanks for being late!

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  77. I'm a newbie too! I started blogging on Feb 20. I had issues viewing the Mr Linky til I finally went to the main page (duh) and I'm starting @ the bottom to catch those last minute giveaways!! I have a 21 month old son, so this gc would of course get some good use. :) Gonna show you some bloggy love and add you to my reader. :D (I'll be back!!!) :)

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  78. My only feedback would be to get a blogger header with some color... maybe a good photo of your family or kids, or YOU! Color is always nice to see. Thanks for the great prize!

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  79. What does this have to do with LOST, and why did you post the link on Shannon's Lost post?

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  80. I am number 78. Yay. My contest had 78 entries. Sounds lucky to me. Pick me. Pick me!!

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  81. Hey, power to the late entries! :)

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  82. Just when I thought it was over!!! Thanks for keeping the excitement alive!!! I'm hoping for 1000 giveaways too. :)

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  83. if it's not too late, count me in :)

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