Sunday, January 18, 2009

announcing...

my five-hundred and sixtieth post!!!!!

and what's so special about that? first of all, it's because i want to tell you how excited i am about the new blog design diana at custom blog designs is putting together just for me!!

and secondly, it's because this is the post where i announce my giveaway for my six-hundredth post!!!!!

ive been watching and reading and lurking and seeing how much fun the many giveaways are on various blogs...i've even managed to WIN a couple. and so i wanted to join in the fun and here's what i'd like to give away, on my 600th post, in celebration of the brand new look my blog is going to have...

a basket of 13 nurturing things i consider essential for making it through the long dark winter. these things will include some of my personally favorite hand- and homemade type things, from some of my dear friends who etsy (like rose) as well as other witchy women of my acquaintance.

if you'd like to play along, gentle reader, here's what you do -

the winner will be selected by random drawing. every time you leave me a comment you, you get an entry. if you're already a follower, you get two additional entries - if you become a follower, you get an extra one. you get an additional entry for every comment you leave me between now and post 599. if you link to this and mention this giveaway on your blog, you get three additional entries. if you send me someone new who leaves a comment, you get one additional entry. there will also be a runner-up category for the person with the most entries :).

between now and then, i'll reveal more specifically what the basket will hold!!! thanks for playing in my very first giveaway!!!! please check back to see the new design!!!! and remember - for every comment you leave on the next 40 posts... the more entries you get!!!

39 comments:

Shades of Scorpio said...

Count me in Dear Annie!
And congrats on the high numbered post! AND the new up and coming look - can't wait to see!!

Amy B said...

I am following...woo hoo..
I kind of thought I was already but now I KNOW I am..

Amy B said...

Count me in....I love the idea of a giveaway and your basket sounds wonderful. Thanks for telling me about it.

Amy B said...

I blogged about your great giveaway...

http://ourdailyblessinglife-amyb.blogspot.com/

annie kelleher said...

WOW, amy, you are the leading contender for entries... hands down!!!!!!!

scorpio...im giving you an extra entry for being FIRST!!!!!!

Kat said...

Count me in please.

I've been "watching" "lurking" for a while now.

Kat said...

Oh I forgot to mention - I'm a follower (or stalker as the case may be :D)

The "mystery" basket sounds great - I love not knowing what a great surprise that will be.

Kathy said...

I'm sure anything you give away will be wonderful. And all I have to do is keep doing what I already do. Did that make sense? Where is my Niquil?

Martha said...

I will play along and sounds like fun. Yeah for 560, 599, and 600!

Laura Rose said...

Can I play too??

Denise said...

Count me in too....I would love to win and see whats in the basket.

annie kelleher said...

aw, laura, you dont just get to play... im hoping to include at least one of your beautiful creations!!! (hint hint)

annie kelleher said...

to all players and gentle readers....check out laura's blog and our website (www.thepurplerose.net) for some ideas on what an item from laura might be!! ;)

April said...

I love giveaways...how fun! Oh, and Amy sent me! I am now a follower of yours, too!

hannahmade soaps said...

Amy sent me - count me in... and check out our giveaway at
http://hannahmadesoaps.blogspot.com more nourishing things!

hannahmade soaps said...

I am now following you - I hope you'll reciprocate

Dee Dee, mom of Hannah who makes the soaps. :)

Lea said...

Your giveaway sounds awesome! Please put me on the list...

Lea said...

I am now following you! Another, count me in, plus I will be blogging about your giveaway... will leave comment once I do that!

Lea said...

And now I have blogged your giveaway on my blog!

I hope to win! It all sounds awesome!

Walk in the Woods said...

You rock. You really do.

Christina said...

Sounds fun I am now following~Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Cupcake said...

Hey there! I'm following (my oversight, cause I thought I already was.) Count me in!

Veggie Mom said...

I'm in! Looking forward to the new blog design, and the 600th post, too! Thanks for passing along the book meme...lots o' fun!

Bonnie said...

I came over from Missy's blog (MissyMadeIt). She's my SIL and I see you leave comments on her blog and a few others I read. I thought I'd check you out. Especially since I'm originally from New England also(Mass). I will definitely be back.

Missy's Blog said...

Woo Hoo ... please enter me ... I could definately use 13 nurturing things to get me through this very, very, VERY cold winter!!

Congratulations on achieving 560 posts ... only 40 more to go!

Kristin said...

Count me in. Love a good giveaway.

Kristin said...

I follow...blindly.

Laura Rose said...

whatever you need, sweet sister!!!

Kim said...

oh what fun! I can't wait to see all the nurturing things that get you through winter.

Summer said...

How fun! I'm now a follower! And I'll be checking in!

Kat said...

I was just going to add a post to my blog - but noticed you are only 5 posts away - wow

Kat said...

Sorry Annie, I was having a blonde moment this morning. I just posted on my blog http://katsdailyinspiration.blogspot.com/

http://anniekelleher.blogspot.com/2009/01/announcing.html#links maybe this is get you even more traffic.

Allison said...

Sounds like fun! I look forward to seeing your new blog. Count me in.

Allison said...

And, BTW you are inspiring me to get a blog of my own.

Mimi said...

My fingers are crossed!

koopermom said...

WOW thats a lot of posts!! Congrats!! Count me in, just found you through SITS

koopermom said...

Your blog is fun! I am now a follower!

Wanda said...

You make the greatest idea come to life.
A winter survival kit, ROCKS!

I would sure like some winter goodness! Thanks.

Amanda K said...

What a fun idea for a give-away! There are so many things I can think of that I need during the cold months... or should I say want!!