Friday, August 28, 2009

First Ever Blog Giveaway!

Dear Friends...

Hold onto your seats! I’m having my first ever Blog Giveaway!

I’ve struggled with this, because I don’t have a regular store, an online store, or even a job for that matter (lol) ... thus, what to give away?

I will be in Paris in September, and I plan to buy some fun little trinkets for future giveaways, but what to do now?

SO here’s my idea...

leave a comment at the bottom of this post, and you will be entered in a drawing. The contest will close down on Sunday night at 7:00. I will choose 2, yes 2 lucky winners, at random (possibly my granddaughter pulling the names out of a hat)! The odds are with you, as I only expect a few entries. I will post the winners on Monday, and you can send me your address through e-mail if you win.

Each of the winners will receive... DRUMROLL...

a postcard from Paris!

I will go to the Eiffel Tower, buy some postcards, write you a special message, and mail to you from the Eiffel Tower post office. They have a special postmark and everything! I will even post a pic of me putting it in the mailbox.

Just day, among all the bills and junk mail, your heart skips a beat, as you see something unusual in the mail...

I know this is a tiny giveaway compared to most I’ve seen, but play along...won’t you?


P.S. I know some of my friends struggle with leaving a comment. All you have to do, is click on “comment” type it in, and choose “Name/URL”. You only have to type in your first name...the URL is optional. If you can’t get it to work, I will accept a comment on Facebook or an old-fashioned e-mail!

I would love some of you to become followers as well. It’s easy!


Diane said...

Count me in! I want to be part of the fun.

Your blog is always full of such good stuff. It's a highlight in my day. I'm so glad you started it.

Keep telling your story ... I'm loving it!

Bonjour Madame said...

You are going to Paris next month?!!! Good for you! I like your giveaway idea a lot.

The Flying Bee said...


Are you kidding? A tiny giveaway! This is HUGE!!! A postcard from Paris! I have got to win this one! So excited! Can you tell? I am going to mention it on my blog with a link to your blog. Does that get me an extra name in the hat??? A girls gotta try, right?!

Congrats on your first giveaway! I will counting down the days until you announce the winner!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Very Nice to meet you Teri! Wow! This is such a fun giveaway!!!
Please place my name in your drawing! I would love a postcard from the Eiffel Tower!!
Hope you have a Beautiful Weekend!
~ Teresa

celiajuno said...

Have fun in Paris. How long will you be there? I leave in October.

Char said...

I love your "oh so cool," Postcard From Paris, giveaway. Your idea is so much fun and so unexpected! It sounds like a book title or at least a chapter title for Girl Meets Paris.

Marsi said...

Great idea for a giveaway. I have always heard of the special Eiffel Tower postmarks but have never actually seen one. Please enter me in the draw, and perhaps I'll get to after all. :o)

Teri said...

Thanks everyone! I was afraid you would all think the idea was crazy. Tell your friends to enter.

Celia...I will be in Paris for 2 weeks. We leave the middle of Sept. It's getting close!

I will blog a little from the apartment, depending on Internet connection and all that.

Thanks again.


Simply Colette said...

Sounds wonderful! Btw... I've awarded your blog. Check out my post to see. :) said...


This is awesome! I have a map of the world on the wall and COLLECT POSTCARDS from all over the world!!! Yay! They have to be officlally 'sent' from a friend - I can't just buy one or mail it to myself. SO, I am SO HOPING to be a winner! If not, I am still completely in love with your Blog Giveaway and your whole Blog Site!

Deanne said...

Hey-I'm awarding your blog 'BEST BLOG EVER'! Does that count??? I can't wait for your Parisian Apartment Blogs! We're swimming in blogs! I love it!

Meagan said...

I love this idea. Please enter my name. Leila and I would love to get a note from Paris.

LuLu said...

Oh this is the best giveaway ever!! I love it. I'm dancing for joy about your upcoming trip!! I am thrilled to see Paris through your eyes!!! {never have been to Paris... it's on my must get to list!!}

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Teri! What a cool idea, girl!

I'm so excited for you going back to Paris -- each time it must get harder and harder to come back! Lexi would probably love going to school there!! :)


Junque Couture said...

Since I can't go with you the next bestest thing would be a bonafide postcard from you, in Paris!

cakegirl said...

This is a great idea and i can't think of many things I'd rather find in my mailbox. Have a fantastic time in Paris.

Debi said...

What a fun idea--a real postcard in the mail! it's almost a lost art. I would love to find the Eiffel Tower in my mailbox someday. September is just around the corner, and I know you are excited about being there. September--some quickly!


Tine said...

What a cute idea!! So unique!

Patricia said...

Hi, I've been reading your story and enjoying seeing it unfold. What a great idea! I'd love a postcard from Paris!

Kelly said...

Count me in! I want that postcard!

libby said...


what a generous person you are - sharing yourself and your life as you do. Hope you get to know Paris a lot better as you spend more time with her.


Wanda said...

you are so sweet!!!
I love to read your blog and as a matter of fact, I have a picture of me looking at the Seine like the one of your husband. Hope you have a great time in Paris and if I WIN it will go in my Paris Scrapbook that I'm working on it as I type.
beest regards,
Wanda Contreras

Dave and Shari said...


We're hoping you & Scott have another wonderful trip; better than the last ones. Enter us, though we look forward to seeing your pictures!

Dave & Shari

Stafford Wife said...

I am a new follower on your blog and I want to wish you all the best on your travels. I am jealous and hope to be in Paris again next summer if I'm lucky. The postcard is a wonderful idea!

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