Monday, February 2, 2009

Sweet Sensation Giveaway!


*****UPDATED***** I've gotten several requests for the HTML of the picture so they can post in on their blog -- Not sure how to do do that, but what I do is right click on the picture, save it into your pics -- To add it to your side bar, go to "Add a gadget and then "Add a picture" and then enter the link to this post -- Hope this helps :) I'm so excited to see all the entries already!!

I recently did a small, but fun giveaway last week and this is what happened -- But this isn't where it ended! Brooke, who was the final winner (and gives me a SERIOUS amount of blog love... I'd consider following her!) of the $25 Starbucks Gift Card wrote back to me and said "I love that I won, but I really want you to take it and do something inspiring with it" -- Well, that through me for a loop, yet I gave it a lot of thought and this is what I came up with...

Instead of this giveaway being about those who enter, this is an effort to nominate and recognize the "Sweet Sensation" of our blog world -- Your job is to nominate the blogger you believe fits this criteria:

This blogger exudes kindness, support of other bloggers and spreads their sweetness like wildfire. While appealing to their audience, they are honest, sincere and stay true their authentic self. Their blog not only entertains, it also offers resources to help people excel in their lives such as using their blog to promote charities, spread the word about bloggers who want to become more well known and doing surprisingly kind things for no reason other than to 'pay it forward' --
This blogger is without a doubt an all around Sweet Sensation.

How would one nominate their favorite blogger?
  1. Nominate one blogger by telling why they should receive the Sweet Sensation Award and include their link in your comment
  2. Let your blogger know they've been nominated!
  3. Promote your nominee!! The more nominations they receive, the more likely they are to win!! (check out my sidebar to see how I would promote my nominee if I were nominating someone)
  4. Nomination will close February 12th and the judges* will take the top 3 most nominated blogs and choose the winner of the Sweet Sensation package**
  5. The winner will be announced Valentine's Day, February 14th
*Notice I said judges? Well, I have 3 fantastic blogging friends, LyndsAU over at All Things Fluffy..., Mrs. Newlywed of MisAdventures of a Newlywed and Mojito Maven over at Make Mine a Mojito who have agreed to help me in picking the winner -- Once all the nominations are in, I will figure out the top 3 most nominated bloggers and then each of us will read through these top 3 blogs and pick who we believe to be the Sweetest Sensation!!!

**WHAT? you ask is up for grabs for this Sweet Sensation? I'm so glad you asked!

I have two fabulous, and clearly generous, friends who wanted to be a part of knocking the socks off our Sweet Sensation:

Elizabeth is a MaryKay Consultant and specializes in empowering women through bringing women's inner beauty outward -- She has donated this!

Want Satiny smooth and kissable lips? Satin Lips from Elizabeth is the set for you...

Next up! Leila is a Slumber Party Consultant and specializes in empowering women in the bedroom ;0) and she has donated this!

The Hot Heart from Leila is the only way (well, in my opinion) to soothe aching muscles, relieve period pain or add some oil and massage your partner ;0) THIS THING IS AWESOME!

I personally own both of these products and L.O.V.E. them -- Valentine's is upon us so go visit their sites and see if they can meet your needs!

THANK YOU LADIES FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!!

And... of course, last but not least the Sweet Sensation will be receiving that ever coveted $25 gift card to Starbucks!!!


GET OUT THERE AND START NOMINATING THE SWEETEST SENSATION IN BLOG WORLD!!!

88 comments:

Mrs. Newlywed said...

I can't wait to read all of the comments!

Doublebanker said...

I nominate Make Mine a Mojito, I've been a longtime lurker and have always been intrigued with what will come next.

Cats walk on water?

LyndsAU said...

Yay yay! This is sooo fun!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

What a fun giveaway! I nominate Lindsey at
learningtobeawife.blogspot.com
She is always posting great stories and she reaches out to other bloggers with her suppoprt through comments! I love reading her blog!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!! I nominate Heidi at http://heidisacredandprofane.blogspot.com/

She is as REAL as they come, sweet as all get out, HILARIOUSLY sarcastic, and has a HUGE heart! For Christmas, she inspired her blog readers to participate in the 12 days of GIVING, my family being only ONE of the ones that did it. It was the best experience! And she totally deserves it....

USCEmily said...

I would like to nominate Mrs. Stilettos over at http://newlywedstilettos.blogspot.com/ She is always so sweet to welcome new bloggers and help make them feel a part of the blogging community. She always leaves the sweetest comments and you know she really read what you were writing about.

Mojito Maven said...

Woo hoo!!! I can't wait to see all of the nominees!!!!!!

Wearing Mascara said...

What a cute idea!!!! :-)

PaperCourt said...

I'm nominating The Mrs. at onefabulousmom.blogspot.com because is she is an upbeat, inspiring, real life blogger!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

this is a great idea! :)

i nominate Amy at Chapters. amwalk21.blogspot.com

she always has the most honest, open posts and she has so much love in her heart for others. she inspires me every day to think about my actions and the importance of seeing God in the little things. her infertility struggles have made me stop and pray for all women who struggle with this on a daily basis. i think she has opened a lot of our eyes to new thoughts, ideas, and love.

Wearing Mascara said...

Hello! I would like to nominate Landlocked Mermaid! http://landlockedtweetie.blogspot.com/

I thought about this and decided to nominate Landlocked Mermaid because to me, she IS the definition above. I met her this weekend and she is such a doll and is very true to herself. Every time I read her blog I am inspired and I leave feeling happy. She has such positive energy that she not only exerts from her blog but also in real life.

VOTE FOR MERMAID!

xoxo,

Julie

Honey said...

I'd like to second the nomination of Mrs. Stilettos. One day I hope to meet her, and I know she'll be just as loving, friendly, and kind as she is in her blog.

Andi said...

I'd like to nominate Clemsongirl and The Coach. I love reading her blog and she is so genuine. She cracks me up and I can totally relate to her.

Le said...

Am I allowed to nominate YOU!!!
Love you and think your blog is FABULOUS!!! And you. are. funny. beyond. words.!!!!

Happy Monday chickie!
Le

Barefoot in the Park said...

I second one fabulous mom!

Mrs. in May said...

I nominate CYD at The Sweetest Occasion, she makes me remember how exciting it is to be a bride!

morewineplease said...

This is such an awesome idea... I would like to nominate Multislacking Mamalicious
http://www.multislackingmama.com/

It doesnt get more real than that.. she is always honest and upfront, and has been the reason so many other bloggers even started!

Thanks ladies!!

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Southern Belle said...

I nominate Puttin' On the G.R.I.T.S. She's such a doll. I love her blog. She deserves this!

http://monogrammedlife.blogspot.com/

Livy said...

It doesn't get any more real than over at Heidi's place: http://heidisacredandprofane.blogspot.com/

She's inspirational AND authentic!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I 3rd the nomination for Newlywed Stilettos. She is so sweet and is always welcoming new bloggers to the blogging world. And she just found out she is pregnant. I bet she could use some pampering!

Good Gals Inc said...

i 4th the nomination for Newlywed Stilettos. She is so kind to everyone who is new to blogging and few weeks ago there was a suspicious looking character following a lot of the girlie blog and she took the time to warm every single blog that was could potentially be followed by this person. She really seems to care about making people feel safe and welcome!

Megan said...

I'll second G.R.I.T.S. She's such a sweetie!

Erin said...

Great givaway. I can't wait to participate!

***I tagged you in a Meme on my blog!***

Hope your having a good Monday!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I also think G.R.I.T.S. needs this little pick me up!

We love GRITS!

Love the Bumpkin

John & Tracy said...

I would love to nominate Kelly at Kelly's Korner. She has touched so many lives this past year. Never have I come across a blog where she was not inspirational, down to earth and honest. She is not only a loving friend, wife, daughter and mother but she also makes sure to spread God's word and encourage others to keep on praying when times are tough. She is one amazing woman!

http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/

GIRL FROM THE LAND of 10KL said...

I nominate Puttin' On the G.R.I.T.S. As I said in her comment section earlier today, she’s opened her life up to all of us---both the good parts, and the bad parts. Her honesty has captivated us all, and I, like many other bloggers want her to know that she’s in our thoughts and prayers. I definitely think this give-away would put a smile on her face.

Have a great week ladies!

Adventures in Newlywed said...

My vote is definitely for Miss G.R.I.T.S. She's a sweetheart, and we need to show her some love right now!

Kappa Prep said...

I am going to second the nomination of Kelly Stamps. While there are SO many bloggers that are positive in and fun at the end of the day very few actually meet the criteria of there are few in my opinion that are always giving back. Kelly is one of these few and she is such an inspriation to thousands. Her faith and positive attitude are such a wonderful example to everyone in the blogging world. She never neglects to mention fellow bloggers in her posts and is sweet as can be all around! Kelly Stamps is most deserving!

pink green & southern said...

Can I nominate GRITS and Kelky?

Preppy Mama said...

I nominate G.R.I.T.S as well. We love her!!!

Bella said...

This is such a cute idea! I nominate G.R.I.T.S. as she has just had a bummer week and this would brighten her day:

http://monogrammedlife.blogspot.com/

MarvelousMOM said...

I nominate Puttin' on the G.R.I.T.S as well!!!

Princess Freckles said...

I nominate G.R.I.T.S.! She totally deserves it!

Medicated and Motivated said...

I apologize if this is a duplicate comment, but it didn't look like my first one went through....

I also would like to nominate G.R.I.T.S. I can't think of anyone more deserving. I have been following her blog for a long time and she always has such wonderful stories and makes me laugh and sometimes cry. She is a true Southern lady.

If I had read about anyone else's breakup, I probably would have forgotten about it as soon as I finished reading it, but with G.R.I.T.S., I teared up reading about her breakup with Country...my heart goes out to her and I have not stopped thinking about her or praying for her ever since she posted about the breakup.

Lori said...

I nominate G.R.I.T.S. She has clearly displayed the graciousness of a true lady experiencing a heartbreaking situation. She's awesome and she has my vote!!

Lori

Spare Berry said...

I nominate Putting On The G.R.I.T.S. Graceful, humble & all around a sweet gal. We've all had a nasty breakup(s) but can we all say we handled it with such poise & kindness? That little girl needs a big surprise!

Ari said...

I'm new to the blog world but my good friend and blog inspiration Her Highness of Cuteness recommended nominating Puttin' on the G.R.I.T.S. From what HHC has told me and what I have read I think she really deserves it particularly for this Valentines Day.

http://monogrammedlife.blogspot.com

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Belle said...

I'm going to nominate G.R.I.T.S also. She completely deserves it and I really wish I could personally know her because she sounds like someone I could be friends with!!!

Jenji said...

I nominate G.R.I.T.S.

As another blogger commented she is a true lady.

Amy said...

I nominate G.R.I.T.S. She needs a little happiness especially this Valentine's Day.

Lynsey and Brian said...

I'd like to nominate G.R.I.T.S. She deserves all the happiness right now and she is such a sweet girl.

Melissa said...

Another nomination for G.R.I.T.S.! She deserves it and has had a rough time lately!

Cas said...

Add another one for G.R.I.T.S

She could sure use a little love to ease her heartbreak a lil'.

Megan said...

This is such a great idea!!!

I would like to nominate Erin at Blue Eyed Bride.
She is just so sweet and genuine and I always enjoy reading her posts!
http://akincarroll.blogspot.com/

Autumn said...

I nominate G.R.I.T.S. She most definitely deserves this! Such a sweetheart. This might help ease the pain she's going through...just a little.

Jessi said...

I'll second the G.R.I.T.S nomination...she is so open and honest on her blog and this would brighten her day.

amy (metz) walker said...

What a fun idea! I love almost all of the ones who have been nominated!

Surf Girl said...

I'd like to nominate G.R.I.T.S. too...she really needs a pick-me-up and she is so sweet! This is such a great idea. :)

Stacy said...

I would like to nominate Heidi from Sacred and Profane. She has been through so much the last few months but she has continued, through it all, to be utterly inspirational, genuine and amazing!

http://heidisacredandprofane.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

There are plenty of girls who deserve this nomination, but ultimately, I choose Kelly Stamps at Kelly's Korner. She has been through SO much these last few weeks, and her blog posts are truly inspirational. http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/

Preppy 101 said...

Puttin' on the Grits! She def deserves it!! Maybe you can give 2 - and the other one to Kelly Stamps at Kelly's Korner :-) She equally deserves it!!

Miss. Pretty said...

There are so many girls that deserve this. I'd like to nominate G.R.I.T.S. She needs a pick-me-up for this V-day.

Anonymous said...

G.R.I.T.S. is very worthy of this. She has shown how much by how she kept her cool with Country. Durn him!

Ann in Alabama

Seaside Prep said...

I am not sure if it's allowed, but I would like to nominate two blogs (that have both already been nominated... but what the heck!)

First vote is for:

Mrs. Stiletto's (http://newlywedstilettos.blogspot.com)

and second:

Kelly Stamps (http://kellyskornerblog.blogspot.com)

Both of these women provide so much for the blogging community in their enthusiam for others and strength of self. They are both a delight to read and really bring a pick me up to whomever stumbles on their blogs! :)

Kathryn said...

I'd like to nominate GRITS, Amy Metz at Chapters and Kelly Stamps.....I'm sorry I can't pick just one!

Jamie said...

I am nominating my dearest friend Kristi, a fairly new blogger but oh so good. Her blog '...and baby makes 3' is an openly honest journal as she approaches the arrival of her first son. She's kind, caring and hysterical to boot. (And she posts daily, which is much more than I can say for my own blog ;)

Her blog can be found at theveedubs.blogspot.com

SweatPea said...

I'd like to nominate Puttin on the Grits. She is always so sweat and she really could use a giveaway to cheer her up.

Pink Julep said...

I also want to nominate Puttin' on the G.R.I.T.S.!

This is such a great idea!!!

Victoria said...

I nominate YOU!!! :-) Since I am not in the blog world yet :-) You are my favorite and the sweetest ever. Well, also my great life long forever college friend, Jen you can see her amazing photography at jenarthurphotography.com, see I don't even know how to put a link in my comment. Maybe I should win :-) Love you Anna, I nominate all 3 of us :-)

hisMrs said...

G.R.I.T.S definitely deserves this!!!
She is such a sweet person, and needs the pick-me-up!

http://monogrammedlife.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

I second Landlocked Mermaid :)

Martha in California said...

I nominate G.R.I.T.S. and Kelly Stamps. They have both shown us how faith in the Lord makes us stronger.
www.monogrammedlife.blogspot.com
www.kellyskornerblog.blogspot.com

::Preppy Principal:: said...

Gotta go with G.R.I.T.S.

The Blonde Duck said...

I wanted to stop in and say hi! I love the title of your blog!

Ellen and Bill said...

I nominate Kimmie at Living In Dallas and Loving It. She is always baking for others and sending appropriate handmade cards!

Saskia said...

I'd like to nominate Newlywed Stilettos too... she welcomed me so warmly when I started blogging and really helped me get started. I look forward to her posts and think she's very deserving of this prize.

YOU are also very deserving of this prize, but I doubt you'll keep the prize yourself :)

Saskia x

Lil' Woman said...

I would like for Newleywed Stilettos, she welcomed me when I was a newbie to the blogging world...put I also want G.R.I.T.S to win she was handled her heartbreak with such poise and grace that she would love it too!!

Both these girls are equally deserving!! :)

Rachel H. said...

I would like to nominate Newlywed Stilettos at http://newlywedstilettos.blogspot.com/
This is a great idea!

Erin said...

I nominate G.R.I.T.S!

Heather said...

I would like to nominate Puttin on the GRITS. In the midst of a difficult time, she is demonstrating such amazing love for others - wanting others to be happy even though they have hurt her. It amazes me!

Jesslee said...

I nominate GRITS, she was the first blog I stumbled upon while searching the internet for a book. She is so open with her life, the good and the bad. I love reading her blog, she has a sweet soul and deserves the best.
http://monogrammedlife.blogspot.com/

Newlywed Next Door said...

I nominate Lindsey at
learningtobeawife.blogspot.com. She is so sweet and is always reaching out to other bloggers, commenting and taking interest in the lives of others.

Pattie and Rob said...

I nominate G.R.I.T.S.
She puts it all out there and she keeps it real. She could really use the lift right now!!!
www.monogrammedlife.blogspot.com

Thanks so much!!

Sweet Bea said...

I also nominate of Landlocked Mermaid. Having just gotten to meet her, I can personally attest that she is incredibly deserving - just as kind as can be and inspirational. AND - what you read on her blog is what you get when you spend time with her in the real world. Just divine.

http://landlockedtweetie.blogspot.com/

Sass said...

I have nothing to say regarding your contest, because right now I can't even believe my computer is letting me READ YOUR PAGE!!!!!!

I know, RIGHT!?!?!?!?!?!?

So...what am i supposed to do, again? hee hee.

*HUGS* I've soooo missed you!!!!!

Gwen said...

I want to add a vote for everyone that has been nominated already. But if I have to pick...I have to go with two very wonderful ladies. Both blogs have touched my heart and have inspired me to be a better person. I couldn't ask for better daily reads. They are both so deserving.

Mrs. Stilettos @ Newlywed Stilettoshttp://newlywedstilettos.blogspot.com

and

Kelly @ Kelly's Kornerhttp://kellyskornerblog.blogspot.com

K. said...

I nominate GRITS!

capperson said...

I nominate http://halliegodwin.blogspot.com/

Prep in the Big Apple said...

Another vote for Kelly Stamps.

LCR said...

I nominate GRITS at http://monogrammedlife.blogspot.com

She has a wildly funny, down to earth blog and feels like everyone's best friend, sister and someone you could call up and just say "hey" to...

Plus she lives in Florida and loves the Gators!

Rachel said...

Kelly Stamps and Mrs. Guru!

Tabbie:) said...

I nominate...

Lindsey @ Learning to be a Wife
http://learningtobeawife.blogspot.com/

She is so sweet and caring and a GREAT blog Friend!!!

Chic Runner said...

I like everyone else nominate/vote for Grits. She's so true and honest to herself and I think she's a great inspiration to many of us still single girls out there. She is seriously so sweet and I've loved reading about her journey even though I've only been a follower a short time. Thanks for the opportunity!

Mrs. Cup said...

I nominate Whitney at Glamorous Life of a Housewife!

http://glamlifehousewife.blogspot.com/

Krista said...

I nominated Cyd at The Sweetest Occassion and Carly at Westside Bride, both of whom have had some future in-law problems in their wedding planning ... and both of whom are upbeat and positive in spite of it!

If you need proof, just visit their blogs!

Emory said...

My vote goes to Kelly at Kelly's Korner. She is such a positive and inspiring person!

I am new to your blog but I think this giveaway is a great idea. What a great pick me up! I found your blog through Mrs. Newlywed.