Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blogging Buddies Giveback Contest

Welcome to the party! I appreciate each of you so much, and I'd love to give everyone a wonderful present! (Unfortunately, my pocketbook doesn't reflect my enthusiasm, much as I wish it did.) Hence, the contest of love with three really great prizes!

You all know I am technology-challenged and therefore, I need your help to make this contest the fun, over-the-top event it needs to be. This blogging-Gala-extraordinaire begins today and runs through the 15th . . . Here are the rules:

Newbie followers of my blog- 5 points
Well-seasoned, long-term followers-10 points
Daily Comments-5 points each
Advertising on your blog, sidebar, twitter, etc.- 10 points each
Remarks about my muse Daniel Craig-5 points each
Advice on raising teenage daughters (The winner of this category will be chosen by said daughter, and this advice cannot make her father nervous! )- 100 points!!!!
Funny stories, jokes, quotes, facts about yourself (These have to be clean, people.)- 10 points each

Use a calculator and tally up those points and let me know your numbers on April 16th. I will send your prizes to you the next day!

What prizes, you ask? Awesome prizes, that's what.

First Place: a $50.00 Nordstrom Giftcard. It's a shiny iridescent-silver, and oh, the things it will get you, on-line or in the store. Think of a pretty turquoise and black Brazen scarf, an over-sized Ariella ring, a pastel, grosgrain-banded Tarnish fedora. And don't forget the Sprout watch. Cutest darn eco-friendly timepiece in existence! There's that Philosophy Blackberry body wash and lotion set you've been coveting and the Dior Addict lip gloss that really could be addictive. What about the Marc Jacob Hobo handbag which would look so perfect hanging from your arm? (Sigh) Okay, I went too far that time. No way can you get Marc Jacobs for fifty bucks. But there is a lot of great stuff to be had.

Don't worry guys, Nordstrom has a lovely Men's department as well. According to my husband, the Smart Wool socks are the bomb. They have gorgeous dress shirts and ties, not to mention cologne pour homme and skin care products.

The Second and Third Prizes are the ever-enviable Barnes and Noble gift cards in the amount of $25.00. We all love B&N! Show me a writer who doesn't like to read, and I'll have them tested for astigmatism.

Hooray, this is going to be fun, fun, fun! Thanks for your participation!


  1. Wow, I'm so excited! I've already comments about Daniel Craig like 3 times so far and I'm a long term I already have a lead!

    What a great contest! Thanks, Roxy!

  2. Hi Roxy

    Unfortunately maths is my worst subject ever - always have always been - even with a calculator.

    I think I'll just say Dan the Man, Craigy Boy, Daniel Craig, Danny, Craigy, DC, Danny Craigy.. er... Dan-Dan... My Man Dan, Danders, Cragiers..

    I'm hoping I'm upping my tally..!!


    Take care and CONGRATULATIONS: 200 followers - wonderful!


  3. Congrats on all of the followers and what a great contest this is. :)

  4. Great giveaway! I'll take my chances....

  5. Hey Roxy! Congrats on breaking 200 followers!! Whoo-hoo!!! What an awesome contest you're running. I'm off to get a link on my sidebar, and I'll be back with my comment :))

  6. I think a computer glitch ate my comment :(

  7. So here we go again, my openning salvo:

    Old follower (+10) - my GFC name is Cherry.

    Twitted (+10):

    Re-post (+10):

    sidebar (+10):

    Points so far = 40

    mischivusfairy-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

  8. woo hoo! Contests are fun fun fun! Especially with dreamy Muse Daniel Craig at the helm!
    I will total up on the 16th

  9. Are we going back in time? Because I think I have the Daniel Craig, seasoned follower (how far back?), and many comments part accomplished.

    I don't Twitter. What if I put it on Facebook? I can banner it at the top of my blog too.

    As for teenage advice, give me a subject and I'll do my best. I don't have one myself (almost, but not quite), but I spend some time with them at work.

    200 followers? Congratulations!!!!!

  10. Wahoo! You go girl! I will be back to tally up. Congrats on 200.
    I have something for you on my blog. :)

  11. Love it Girl! What a wonderful contest! I must get busy now! ;o)

    Visit MY Kingdom Anytime

  12. Fun! And, you're generous. Also, you're witty which is why you have so many followers. I love reading your blog, gifts or not. Daniel Craig gives you lots of interesting "looks."

  13. How fun!!! Happy 201 Followers!!!!

    Old Follower - 10pt

    If I find more time I'll do more work for sure!!

  14. Roxy you are just the best!! This is an awesome contest, and I'm proud to say I am an old stalker of your blog :)

    I'll let you know my scores on the 16th!!


    And so HAPPY for you, look at all those people who love you :) :)

  15. Congrats on the followers! How fun! :D I'm at the computer a little less right now because I'm sick, but I do have the Old Follower point, and I'll most likely be back to comment again.

    P.S. My word verification for this post was "hauray" which sounds like hooray! :)

  16. oh my! i would do anything for B&N gift cards. sadly, i wish i was more of a Nordstrom type girl....but alas....i'm more of a TJMaxx or Ross Dress for Less kinda girl. :) i'm a new follower....

    The Character Therapist

  17. OMYGOSH! 200 followers! Wooohoooo! I need not extol your awesomeness, this clearly shows it. But I am doing an extolling dance anyway.

    ****pause for my embarrassing extolling dance****

    Ok, so.... now I must enter your rockin' contest! Thank goodness I am an old, haggy follower. :D And Poxy can whisper advice to me about raising teenage daughters. She is so knowledgeable. About everything.

    Yippee for your fun contest, I'm starting my tally!

  18. I should score at least 110 points here. Let's see...

    newbie follower - check
    Daniel Craig - blue swimming trunks, nuff said!
    teen daughter - oh yes!

  19. Hello! very happy to comment and become a follower. And thanks for becoming a follower on my blog too!

  20. WOW! Congratulations on all your followers! I will have to come back and tally everything up :)

  21. CONGRATS on 200+ Followers, Roxy!!

    I've been offline for a while, because I've been sick as a dog, sleeping my life away. I feel all van winkled. What have I missed?!

    Okay, so, let's see...yeah, I'm an 'experienced' follower of the glory that is Roxy and her blog (we wont say 'old', that is an ugly word). I frequently comment here on Danny and his dreamy blue eyes.

    I will have to figure out how to do sidebar linkage. This should earn me extra, EXTRA points, because, duh!, I'm lame and tech-challenged, sick and weak. Feeble I am. But for you, my darling, I shall try.

    As for the teen girl, well, I too have one of those mysterious, moody creatures. I've got nothing for you in the way of advice, other than these words: This too shall pass. I really believe the teen years, especially for a girl (monthly hormones), are the hardest years of your life. Of course, there are scattered best moments sprinkled amongst them. They are difficult, emotional years to navigate....and all while looking cute. Dude, just finding the perfect mascara and shade of lipgloss...well, I'm still working on that one. (they always discontinue my favorites) It's hard, and fun, being a girl.

    Okay, math and me, we kinda hate each other. But I think I covered all the bases here. 5,000 points! Right?


  22. Wow, let's see, I'll have to think about this. I'm a seasoned follower. I'll add a sidebar link (and include Daniel in there). Teenage daughter advice - don't have one (a teenage daughter, that is.) Actually, I really wish I knew, but my oldest daughter is 13 and I feel like I'm failing in everything. How about continue to give her lots of hugs, even teenagers need 'em.

  23. Cool, Roxy!

    I'm too math challenged to add this up, but here are my contributions:

    1. long-time follower and will put a link on my side bar.
    2. Teen girls: Tell them you love them and hug them once every single day. (It works for my 6 yo, at least.)
    3. I'll leave the funny jokes about Daniel Craig to Theresa Milstein. Ha, ha.

    Good luck!

    Also, please feel free to enter my giveaway, you deserve it! :o)

  24. Congrats on hitting 200 followers!

    +5 I'm a new follower

    Advice for teens: I'm a high school teacher so I'm just going to throw it out there to find something every day that makes you happy. Being a teenager is really hard (you don't realize how hard it is until you're an adult), but if you can find something every day that makes you smile you'll be in good shape.

    Oh! And I'm having a contest too! There are so many fun contests out there right now- I love it!

  25. Hey Roxie! Just wondering if all is well with you since I haven't seen you around this bloggy world lately, and I don't have your email, so I'm commenting again.

    Hope you're well and happy and are just trapped by Daniel's inspiration :)

  26. I'm late to the party, due to being unplugged recently.

    I'm a longtime follower and have a sidebar link. So that's +20 for me.

    My best advice for raising teen girls is to make sure they have a deep, caring bond with Dad. Dad and daughter need to develop some kind of "just us" activity or hobby, because men relate best side-by-side (for my Dad and me, it was photography). When a girl knows there's a man who values and cherishes her, she'll develop high standards for dating relationships and won't put up with any guff from needy, abusive guys or be easily pressured into intimacy when she's not ready.