Sunday, September 26, 2010

I signed up...have you?

Within the last month or so the number of people who read my blog (I like to call you 'readers' not followers') has almost doubled. This means that the number of blogs I read have also increased. I've spent the last week or so trying to make my way around and visit as many people as I could and leave nice little comments. (Side note: I am making a conscience effort to write more comments on blogs I read...I realized that I often read but didn't comment as much as I should have- I'm sorry!). While exploring my new blog friends I came across numerous giveaways, link parties, and challenges that I really want to participate in and I thought I would share them with you too!

Here is what I have found so far. To be fair, I have listed them in order of their END dates.

Christy from A Christy Production is hosting a giveaway filled with cute handmade goodies. I love the flower hair clips and headband! She'll be drawing a winner on Thursday, September 30th.

Lydia from Scrap Notions is having an Elmer's Giveaway. Find out what Elmer's has to offer other that white glue and check out the cute project she made with Elmer's products with step- by- step instructions.  Winner will be drawn on Friday, October 1st.

Sparkle Dreams Challenge Blog is a new blog that will be hosting challenges on the 1st of each month starting October 1st. Each month a prize will be given to a lucky participant. As a thank you and to generate followers, they are hosting a Welcome Giveaway...if they reach 100 followers by the 1st they will include an extra something in the giveaway. I hope to see some of you there!

Lynn from Happier Than A Pig In Mud is hosting a Pumpkin Party! If it looks like a pumpkin, smells like a pumpkin, or tastes like a pumpkin you can link up on Thursday, October 28th.  

Jessica from Pretty Ladies Scrapbooking is hosting her fist giveaway and includes items from the "My Mind's Eye" collection.  She's a new blogger and a newlywed, so hop on over and support show your support. Winner will be announced on October 29th.
Stacy form Scrap with Stacy is hosting a NEW Tim Holtz Blog Candy Giveaway! Look at all the goodies that she is throwing in! Stacy will be drawing the winner on October 31st.

La from A Musing Potpourri is a sponsor in this HUGE blog hop gift card giveaway. There are already over 200 blogs participating! This will be running from December 1-5th, so you have plenty of time to check them all out!

Susan from A Southern Daydreamer Reads is hosting a Fall Reading Challenge. It will run from September 22 thru December 20. I'll be posting my list of books soon and I hope to see yours too!

If you have a giveaway, challenge, or link party planned and would like me to give you a "shout out" just e-mail me at I would like to create a bi-monthly (that means 2x's a month right?)  post about all the giveaways and link parties going on in blog land. I love participating in all kinds of activities on my blog and I know that my followers come from all walks of life and have a variety of interests I like to share.

Happy Blogging!


  1. Cortney, thanks so much for the shout out! I love your write up:@)

  2. Thanks for the list of giveaways. As my husband says- "if you don't play, you can't expect to win". I am a follower but if it wasn't for Google Reader I wouldn't be able to keep up some days. Have a Great Monday.

  3. Thanks for sharing ;) I'm like Donnie...luv my Google Reader ;)

  4. Thanks Cortney! I appreciate you mentioning the gift hop to your other readers.

    I enjoyed your Five Fall Faves party and giveaway so much. La

  5. Thank you Cortney! I love that you had one post for everything and yes there are a few that I plan to check out and a few that I already have.

    Thanks for coming by my blog for a visit. I know what you mean about getting back to everyone. It takes a little longer some days but its great just the same.

    Take Care~Sherry

  6. Thanks so much for sharing. I love giveaways! :)

  7. Hi Cortney,
    I just noticed your comment on Angela's Sew Loquacious blog about Pin Up girl art...I thought you might want to see my newest post...that's what it is!

    (I'm in New Orleans living now, but I am from Glendale..went to Hoover High.) Gotta love that area, but heard the heat was unreal this week...(my mom still lives there and said it was so hot!)


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