Wednesday, November 12, 2008

100th Post GIVEAWAY!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR ENTERING!!

Holy Cow! I can't believe I've written 100 of these silly posts, but what I can't believe even more is the fact that you actually read them! According to my feedburner stats, there's SIXTY-THREE of you that subscribe to my blog! Now I know that's small potatoes to some people, but to me, that is UNBELIEVEABLE! Dear readers, I am humbled and honored that you take your precious time to read what I have to say! Thank you!

So as a thank you gesture for reading the drivel I so lovingly waste time writing (when I should be cleaning), I am happy to give away two gift cards to Target that total $25 and a cuddly quilt kit!

Check out this Target gift card loaded with $20. It's a little game and perhaps the coolest gift card I've ever seen! The second gift card (not pictured because it's so boring it would be a total letdown after the first one), I earned by reading Money Saving Mom. I found a Target coupon listed on Crystal's site, printed it, took it to Target, bought diapers and wipes (which were on sale and I needed anyway) and voila--$5 for FREE! I've saved so much money with tips listed there and at The "Cents"ible Sawyer, another great money-saving blog! Welcome MSM and TCS Readers! If you like what you see, please subscribe and come back to visit often!


The Cuddly Quilt Kit is oh so cute and perfect for beginning sewers (Sorry for the price tag faux pas, but I didn't feel like scraping it off). I've made two baby gifts (you can see them here and here) from these kits and they were my first quilts. The step by step instructions are easy to understand and the size is completely manageable. This is the Princess Pup Quilt Kit and features pink leopard print backing, tiara wearing poodles, hot pink satin, and raised dot minky! This is one spectacularly fantastic quilt!! If you don't have a daughter, it still is great practice for someone who wants to learn how to quilt! Plus, chances are that you will know someone who will have a baby girl at some point in time and this would make a show-stopping shower gift!

How to enter, you ask?? It's easy! Leave me a comment! Now I sure don't get 63 comments each post, so make my day and leave me one! If you don't have a blog, please leave your email address.

For all you bloggers out there, get an extra entry by grabbing my silly little apple button over to the right and then entering your blog name into Mr. Linky below and your blog URL. No need to link to a specific post, I'll just be looking for the little apple on your blog. If you already are sporting your Oikology 101 apple, just put your name and blog URL into Mr. Linky! If you have questions about how to post the button on your blog, email me at oikology101 at gmail dot com and I'll be happy to help!

Entries accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18th. Winner will be announced on Wednesday 11/19.

Thanks again, my friends, and good luck!

125 comments:

shad and steph said...

Hey I found you through the centsible sawyer. I love this giveaway. Congrats on your 100th post.

Creativeschmidt said...

Fun giveaway, thanks! I found your blog off Money Saving Mom.

quitecontrary1977 said...

Awesome giveaway!



Wednesday is Link Day on my blog so come by and link this or any post you'd like! http://nowenteringmomville.blogspot.com

kathy said...

this sounds like fun. very cool giveaway. i like the name of your blog.

Dr. Wifey said...

i want to win that gift card! it is too cute!

Krissy said...

great giveaway! i've never seen a giftcard like that before. anyway, i tried putting your button on my blog, but it won't show up on my page. i dunno what the problem is...

Maria said...

Great giveaway!!

I love the gift card. I haven't seen anything like that before.

thriftywaysandideas.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Money Saving Mom has also helped me save lots of money, too!

princesslimey (at)gmail (dot) com

priscillawallace said...

What a neat "girl' quilt...I love the pink colors. We have 5 boys & 1 girl.

After that giftcard is used it would be nice for the children to play with. I hope they make more giftcards like that.

I found you through money saving mom. Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I win as I'd be able to find something (for our family of 8) at Target to use the giftcard on.

Deanna said...

Happy 100, my sister! Boy you don't look older than 20!

Anonymous said...

This is an AWESOME giveaway! Congratulations!
--Carla

howells4christ@yahoo dot com

Jessica said...

Thanks so much, this would make for great gifts for Christmas!
check out my blog too:
momforhim.blogspot.com

Heather said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO! ONE HUNDRED POSTS!!! You rock!! :D

By the way, I think I'd pee my pants then faint if I ever hit 63 followers. I have a whopping 19. Woot. :P LOL!

You know I've been sporting my Oikology Apple for evah now, dahling!

Congrats on the big 100! (I love the Midget pic you snuck in there to make it to 100, too!)

Cheers!

mom2nji said...

I love moneysavingmom! Your blog is great too!

Christian said...

Hey comment junkie, I don't know about this subscribe thing, how do you do that?

Anonymous said...

Congrats! :)

modestpatterns@sbcglobal.net

Lori said...

Congrats. I have a blog (it's a bit laughable to call it that) but my hubby and my mom are really the only ones who read it so I don't know that putting your button on it would do much good. Your site looks pretty fun!

lkziegler[at]gmail.com

gingela5 said...

YAYAYA! There's nothing like the 100th! Love the giveaway--you know my feelings towards Target! :)

Andrea V said...

I found you through Centsible Sawyer. Enjoyed looking through Blog. thanks
vickers at comcast dot net

Debbie said...

Hi. I found you through Momville. Congrats on the 100 posts!

Teresa R said...

I actually came over to get my award...giving myself a bit of fun time after typing for a good bit today...and noticed I've missed several posts already. Dang - we need to synchronize our blogging-days-off, lady!

Anyway, CONGRATS!!! on the 100th post! For my sake, I wish you many, many more years of blogging happiness. ;)

And you know I have your button on my blog already because I adore ya! I'm eternally grateful to you for teaching me how to put that little icon on my URL bar (whatever that doohickey is called again)...and so is my son who just created his first blog not too long ago. :)

robin_titan said...

congrats!
Indeed that is the coolest gift card ever I've never come across one of those and I shop at target all the time! I love looking at them they are so cute and so is that adorable pink cuddly quilt, which would make THE best christmas gift for a little one :D

lc_intocable [at]yahoo [dot]com

Mandie said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!

The Arthur Clan said...

Holy cow ~ what a great giveaway! You are being super-generous. I am newer to your blog (I found you through Amy's "Living Locurto" hubby day), but I've really enjoyed reading about your family and getting to know you a bit. You seem like one fun girl to be around!

Happy 100th post!

Jinxy and Me said...

Wow! This is really a fantastic prize. I found your through Money Saving Mommy. Congrats on post #100!

Jinxy and Me said...

I also posted your apple at Thrifty Jinxy: http://thriftyjinxy.blogspot.com/

Brandy said...

Hey I'm pissed about not winning the Wicked prize pack too! I'm a true fan darn it.

Anyhoo congrats on making it to 100; I'm glad I found you way before that.

(Oh when does the contest end?)

greedygrace said...

Awesome! I love giveaways! Congrats on making it to 100!

Jennifer said...

Keep up the great work and here's to 100 more posts!!!

kris10dale said...

Saw your giveaway on Money Saving Mom. Love the cute giftcard, love Target too, but I LOVE, LOVE that quilt kit! Enter me, please! :)

krispiks@aol.com

Briana Almengor said...

Thanks for the contest!

James said...

Money-saving Madness. I'm hooked and can't stop!! Love the give-aways.

Jennifer,
redjland(at)yahoo(dot)com

nikkicrumpet said...

Very cool give away! I still have a long ways to go to hit 100. Oh and thanks for the "Heather" vote...not that she didn't beg for them lol...but Ozzie is keeping in mind that she is so popular!

one frugal lady said...

Just found your blog from money saving mom, and I will totally be back! I would also just love to win your giveaway as well! haha!

Elizabeth F. said...

I just saw a pic of your butt I think! You are a dedicated blogger I tell you. LOL!

I'd lvoe this to start my Christmas Shopping! Enter me please. efuson_2000 at yahoo dot com

Kate said...

I found you through moneysavingmom.com! Very fun blog give away! That gift card is pretty fun and that quilt kit would be sooo fun to do!

nbp said...

nice blog. great job for the 100th posy.

Amy from Texas said...

What fun! Sign me up. I'll subscribe and make it 64! Oh yeah!

lillymac said...

Found you on moneysavingmom too. Great give away. Love Target, especially with coupons in hand. Would also love to make the quilt too, fabulous.

lillymac said...

forogt email caralu@excite.com

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

Your posts are not silly! lol. I love them! You are so eclectic, i NEVER know what i am going to see!

Heather said...

I found you through Money Saving Mom! Love your blog! Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I win!

amethystjade28{at}aol{dot}com

Melissa said...

I found you from money saving mom. My BFF is having a girl in January so I'd love to win this for her! Thanks
meinezweijungen@yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

Great giveaway. Please enter me - thanks!

Helen said...

I love those Target giftcards... so cute!

The Pelhams said...

Found this site on Centsible Sawyers! Great giveaway!! I have also posted your button on my blog!
Shannon P.
www.thepelhams.blogspot.com

April said...

Stalked you via SITS! Woo hoo!

Amy said...

Hey Carrie!!!

If I win the quilt, can I come to your house for instructions??? I'm not sure I remember how to use a sewing machine. I'd probably hurt myself.

On the other hand, I'm great with gift cards!

Congrats on your 100th post!

Amy

Paige said...

Great blog! I found your blog through another link from my SILs blog http://bkonabudget.blogspot.com/

Noah's Mommy said...

Super stinking cute....love it....and I just found your blog recently...but love coming back.....

Lula! said...

Girl, you are well on your way to 61 comments...and then some! You deserve every one, too.

Elaine said...

Found you through Centsible Sawyer. Great giveaway!
Elaine
bells6 AT bellsouth DOT net

Kat said...

Congrats on the 100th post!! I could so use a Target card. Because the economy will benefit greatly. Like I could only spend $30 at Target. Think $300. Easy. Pick me. The world will thank you.

Bar-b said...

love your blog momma...

100th blog post huh? Awesome.

If you'll choose by random.ogr then don't worry but if you are choosing.....then remember where your bread is apple buttered ;)

Dot O said...

I think I linked it right. I'm going to take your apple over on to my blog now. I don't have an exciting blog like yours but I think it has a homey feeling at least.

Hope to read your blog later this evening!

Congrats on the 100th post!! Your now a Centenarian blogger!

Nicki & Mathis said...

I'm getting close to my 100th post too!! And I love your Target giveaway... Target has become my favorite store! :)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Gotta love a giveaway! I just did my 100th and gave away a shawl I crocheted. Happy 100th

debbielynne said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win.

Stupid Sheep said...

Getting close to 63 comments!

Mandie said...

I just saw your note on my blog. Thanks for stopping by. I should note my co-blogger, Amy, is a classically trained Opera singer, too! One of her posts (True Confessions, part 1) is about just that!

alisha said...

great giveaway!thanks!
doteez2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sandy said...

I just popped over to thank you for commenting on my blog...and it looks like I walked right into a give-away! What luck!!!! Count me in. And congrats on your 100th post.

Blessings!
Sandy Cooper
www.godspeakstoday.blogpsot.com

p.s. Send people my way next week...I'm have a give away for the cutest hand-made items! Fun Fun!

mommaof4wife2r said...

girl...you know i am double commenting! woot woot!

anyway, i gave you 2 bits of bloggy love over at my place! check it out.

Courtnee D said...

<~~ Target lover hehehe...

I actually have been looking at getting into quilting.. I like making fleece blankets but would love to know how to quilt :)

cgd.avon@yahoo.com

natalie said...

Dont you love money saving mom? I have been clipping coupons and doing the CVS thing and then our Homeland (grocery) store doubles coupons! I've been having so much fun finding deals and saving money!

Julie said...

I got those diapers and wipes, too!! Unfortunately, I underestimated the number of diapers we go through, and recently ran out!

Congrats on your 100th post!! Wow, 63 subscribers! I'm with you...that's a great number! :)

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Wow 66 comments for a 100 post you are awesome, maybe we should even the comments for the post. Love the freebies.. very good, and Oh and I need to clean house too...

CrystalGB said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Great giveaway. :)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I'm a first timer, but I'll be back! I stumbled upon your blog because I saw your apple button and was intrigued...Oikology...who knew?

That quilt kit is too cute! And who doesn't love some Tar-jay. Congrats on your 100th post!

Jessica said...

Happy 100th Post!

Shanna said...

Looks like you broke 63 comments and then some! Congrats on your 100th post! Cute, cute, cute baby quilt...

Julie said...

I just found you googling for instructions on buttons. Thank you!

Liz said...

I saw your button on Imperfectly Beautiful and just had to click it. Lo and behold you are having a giveaway. Too cool.

samsakara said...

I would love to try quilting! Thanks for the great giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

onawa said...

Um, gift card pllllllease!! That's so cool! where the hell did you get it? I want one! your blog is so cool C! Congrats on your 100th post!!

Angel said...

I'd love to make that quilt for my baby girl! I'm sewing impaired but that looks easy enough for even me!

Clean ClutterFree Simple said...

You got your comment wish...and then some!

mike.kris said...

Hi! Here from MSM! What a great giveaway - congrats on 100 posts!

Anonymous said...

I have never been to your blog, but I have now bookmarked it because you have some very good info. I will be coming back more. Congratulations on your 100th blog.

momkell at yahoo dot com

SavingSomeGreen said...

100th post - rock on sista! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

Catherine said...

Love the Giveaway! Thanks for offering it.

Ketti said...

Congrats on your blog! I'll be sure to start checking it out now.
(seen on MoneySavingMom)

Jill said...

Congratulations!

jillkbishop@yahoo.com

Katie Hurley said...

I have a feeling we'd get along like peas and carrots...
I was a voice major in college, appreciate reason, love to craft, and should probably be cleaning right now, too. Thanks for the giveaway!
katiemusic@bellsouth.net

-A- said...

Found you on MSM! Great giveaway!!
What a cool gift card!

Running The Race... said...

way to go!!! thanks for the giveaway!

Plasterer Family said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!!

Chasity said...

Great giveaway! THANKS!! :)

sharmin said...

thanks for the giveawy.
sharmin
fancy_1i@yahoo.com

Eri said...

Great giveaway! Congrats on 100!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway....I LOVE TARGET!!


ad.rhodes@hotmail.com

Kara said...

Congratulations!

ladyinwaitingarea@yahoo.com

Megan said...

Love the giveaway. That quilt set is too cute! And I also found you on MSM!

Melinda said...

Hey, I'm a quilter, too. I've wanted to try those quilt kits, but I didn't want to waste my money.

Anyway... this is my entry. And come by my blog. I'm sure somewhere, I've got a quilt post. LOL

Hugs,
Melinda

Melanie said...

I love this giveaway thanks!

darla said...

I have never made a quilt but have always wanted to and this gorgeous kit would make it happen!! dar.sieb@gmail.com

Mama Hen said...

Thank you for this giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win!!

Tracy

providencefarmacademy@Hotmail.com

Tessy said...

I could really use the GC during the holiday season!!

Jeremy and Marissa said...

great giveaway! i love target and this would really come in handy for christmas shopping. thanks for the offer.

Marybeth at www.babygoodbuys.com said...

I love Target! Thanks!
babygoodbuys at gmail dot com!

--Rebecca said...

I saw you listed on MSM, a site I'm also addicted to.
Congrats on having 63 regular readers! That's great.

BTW: I have 4 little girls, 2 of whom would love that quilt kit, and any of whom I could shop for at Target! My 3-yr-old really wants a play kitchen like one they have at Target, which is just an eensy bit above what we had planned to spend on her Christmas present this year!

rhemagift (at) gmail (dot) com

Jessica said...

Congrats! Looks like it would be a cute quilt!
jjg022002@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

LOVE IT! Thanks!

happysaver at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Congrats on your 100th post!
natalie.riley@wku.edu

ConKitto said...

Congrats on making 100 posts. That's great!

ConKitto(at)aol.com

SB said...

Great giveaway. But for full disclosure sake, if I won, I would be re-gifting. I donate gift cards to a shelter that helps abused, pregnant women. They have a great need for many things. So if you blessed me, I will pay it forward.

Blessings to you this joyous holiday season!

Amiyrah said...

Such a great giveaway! I love Target and would put these to good use. Thanks for doing this!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

shannon(dot)rainer(at)gmail(dot)com

Melody said...

That's an awesome giveaway!

melodylbutler@yahoo.com

This Journey of Mine said...

Great giveaway! Thanks so much for including me!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your successful blogging and 100th post!

Thanks for offering this giveaway! readingcoach (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Karen said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing.

epfender@verizon.net

Amanda said...

Great giveaway! I'd love a chance to win.
isaacmail2004@yahoo.com
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi "oikology". What a cute name! Although I haven't been reading your posts, maybe now I will. Congratulations on your 100th post. You've heard of "dink" families; we're a "silk" family (single income, lots of kids) so a Target gift card would be very handy for Christmas. God bless, Olga Garber, jongarber@juno.com

Miss Mommy said...

Thanks so much for the chance!! Target is like my second home...LOL

Jenna said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite store is Target. Thanks so much!

jenna_dejonge at hotmail dot com

Ann said...

Thank you!!

anncsu @ gmail dot com

jenchem said...

That is one gift card that I would keep even without any money on it.

jenchemwalz@gmail.com

Elissa said...

I found you on Money Saving Mom. What a great site! I would love to win this giveaway!

Richelle said...

I would love to win! That quilt would be so fun to make!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I would love the giftcard. It would really help now as my hubby is out of work. Thanks for the opportunity. Mrs.Clark

mrs.clark12345@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I would love to enter your contest...

Amanda said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the give-away! Love to enter and win!

morningstarschild@gmail.com