Summer Block Party- With Prizes!

Welcome to the Summer Block Party!

It’s summertime in the blogosphere and most of us are running around enjoying the extra daylight and (hopefully) a vacation or two.  (I hope you are.  Not me.  I am not going on vacation this summer.  We stay at home.)  This can be a pretty quiet time on the interwebs (I am SO bored) so we decided to let you guys know that we are blogging this summer by throwing a summer block party! And since everyone likes presents, we decided to have a giveaway with lots of prizes and lots of chances to enter.  Six bloggers teamed up with each other and AboutOne (Remember them?  I did a review because they were pretty awesome.) to bring you:



So pull up a lounge chair, grab your pink yemonade, and join our block party!



5 winners: will receive a one year subscription to AboutOne  (A whole year!  Not even kidding!)

1 winner: $25 Gift Card to compliments of AboutOne  (I’m sorry, does anyone NOT need something from Amazon?)

1 winner: custom 125 x125 “blog bling button” from the blog loving world of Plaid House Designs  (You can be a fancy blogger with a button too!)

1 winner: one dozen Frank’s Big One’s cookies, your choice of Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Pecan, or Chocolate Chip with Walnut  (These are seriously good cookies, you guys!  If you win this, I’d be happy to take these off your hands.  And then I will eat them all.  For breakfast.)

1 winner: adorable custom embroidered birthday shirt from Little Star Shop  (Whoa, look how small that baby is in those pictures!)

1 winner: custom designed and made necklace from I’m Not THAT Pregnant  (I totally wish I could win this, I need some more adult jewelry.  One of my necklaces has Winnie the Pooh on it, I am not even joking.)


The giveaway is open to US residents only and you must provide a valid e-mail address. Each winner will have 72 hours to respond.


How to enter:

• Mandatory entry: Check out AboutOne’s site and leave a comment telling us what feature looks the most interesting to you.


1 Bonus Entry:

• Follow my feed and leave a comment to that effect.  You can Google Reader me, sign up via email, sign up three years ago in anticipation of the giveaway…  Just have this blog delivered to you automatically in some way.  (Seriously, I get a lot of Google hits for just my blog name, so I know lots of you check me the slow way.)


1 Bonus Entry:

  • Answer one of these Here We Go Again trivia questions in the comment section.
  1. What is Jen’s favorite soda?
  2. Would Jen prefer to read or to hike?
  3. How does Elizabeth still pronounce her own name even though she is obviously perfectly capable of saying Elizabeth?
  4. What is Jen’s birthday and name one of the other two Birthday Trio members?
  5. Name the movie that the Little Dog’s name comes from.  (Your entry will be erased if you put the Little Dog’s actual highly Googleable name in the comment section.)



• Sign up for AboutOne’s totally free trial and leave two comments letting us know you signed up.  Here’s where I just want to point out that I don’t do many giveaways and such.  I am doing this one because I really liked AboutOne when I did the review.  It’s a product that I intend to use for many years and I honestly think it is good.  But I did have to try it out before I actually realized how much I liked it.  I mean, I liked the idea of it, but after I used it, I loved it.  It’s handy and really user friendly.


Now let’s get this party started!! 


There are TEN more ways to enter! Go to one of the other Summer Block Party Neighbor Blogs and find out how!

The giveaway will run from today through July 31st, so get your entries in!  Remember to leave a separate comment for each way you enter so that all your entries will count.