Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Impromptu Giveaway (don’t get too excited now)

While cleaning my house this past weekend, I was again reminded that some things just have to go. There are items in my house that I really don’t need and I am perfectly willing to pay $3 or $4 for shipping to three of my readers who may want something they see here.

Take, for example, this lovely pair of Daniel Green bedroom slippers (size 9) that I bought last year from Garnet Hill on sale for only $9.99. They were an absolute steal but they were so not me. They are much more fitting for someone with a more demure sense of style.

They have never been worn and they are looking for a good home.

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Next on the list is a rather rustic-looking coffee mug. I bought it for my husband several years ago, quite forgetting that he doesn’t like mugs that are dark inside. So I used it instead as a vessel to hold miscellaneous items like scissors and screwdrivers. And now I’ve grown tired of it, and it must go. It’s very clean inside, so no worries.

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Finally, there are the beauty samples. Over the past year, I’ve accumulated this entire stash of samples that I just don’t think one person can use. So I’m getting rid of it all. Included in this selection are samples from DHC Skin Care, Lancome, Laura Mercier, Smashbox, Chanel and Kiehl’s among others. Away with it all, I say.

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All photos taken with a Nikon D80

Now here’s how this giveaway will work:

As I said, I’m willing to pay three or four dollars for shipping. So that leaves many of you who don’t live in the states quite out of it. If you can provide a shipping address within the US, I’ll be glad to send it to that address. So, for those of you who are eligible (e.g. you live in the US), please read the following:

THE RULES

1. You must be a follower of this blog. This is not an attempt to glean followers. If you want to sign up to follow today, that’s fine. But this giveaway is for my followers only.

2. Leave a comment telling me the ONE ITEM you want. (Bedroom Slippers, Mug, or Beauty Samples).

3. Make sure I can get in touch with you by leaving me your e-mail address along with the comment.

HOW TO WIN

Wednesday evening (Feb. 3), I will choose one number at random.org and that person will win the item they desire. That item will then be out of the running.

Then I will choose a second number at random.org and eventually a third until I find someone who wants the other two items.

Good luck! And thanks for helping me rid myself of some of the clutter in my life. And apologies to those of you who live afar. I really am sorry and hope you’ll forgive me.

56 comments:

Gayle said...

oooooooooo, the mug, I love the mug. I also love George and the sweet kitty whose name I have forgotten.......Blackie, maybe?

mary said...

I'm a size nine also, so would LOVE those bedroom slippers!

Country Girl said...
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Country Girl said...

Mary, this is how you're coming up when I hit reply in my e-mail:
mary noreply-comment@blogger.com
So I need your e-mail address, please.
Also, does anyone know why this happens?

~ C.G.

Rileigh's Lolli said...

I am like you, Kate, love the slippers but they're just not me.
I, too, have bunches of cosmetic product samples. So.............
I would love to have the mug! Can't have enough mugs for delicious tea and eye-opening coffee!!!
Have a very blessed week to all,
Jeanne
writejeanne@att.net

troutay said...

Love the mug.
Don't wear much makeup
Slippers would never fit

Hope all went well with the husband's doctor's visit.

eva said...

I have been racking my brain trying to think of what to give my Secret Sister for a Valentine's gift and those slippers would be perfect! Our annual winter retreat is coming up at the end of February and the theme is Revive, Refresh, Renew....those slippers would be wonderful for her put in her overnite bag and bring with.
Here's hoping....
Grace and Peace,
Eva

ejgroleau @ gmail . com

ro said...

Dear Kate
I just love beauty samples.Please add my name to the giveaway.Have a wonderful week!!!
roking15922@gmail.com

Hugs and Kisses

Low Tide High Style said...

I would choose the slippers...not for me but for my demure and slipper loving daughter!

Thanks!

Kat :)

Shana said...

I would love the samples!!

mommy2blaze at gmail dot com

Leslie: said...

Gee, I love those slippers and they're just my size and match my housecoat. ALAS, I live in Canada! Oh well...

bv said...

oh to be able to post THREE items and declutter...love it. i would pick the mug. i have a big love of birds but that is another story. and i am a rustic girl but the slippers would also work as i am also a girlie girl. if i were lucky you can find me at vaskoshak@aol.com.
still got my candle lite.
bv

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i been following you since before following was popular... I am so into the mug :)

Char said...

i love the mug! :) it has a sweet little bird

Hilary said...

Fun stuff. Good luck all. :)

Doreen said...

I live in Canada so I do not qualify although I would love those slippers and I wear a size nine. But I do understand and I do forgive you because I too feel the same way. I do not mind paying a couple of dollars to ship an item but when it starts to get around nine and ten dollars it is just not worth it. Our Canadian postage is terriblly expensive and it just does not pay to mail things out of country. I am sure your other out of country followers will also understand and good luck to all you Americans.

Megs said...

Oooohhh - I've been decluttering majorly lately! And I never thought to give away any of it on my blog... What a great idea!
I love the mug. Love it. It's natural, simple, and pretty. It would be perfect to sip out of as I visit your blog on my daily round.... :)

Kirsten said...

I'd love those beautiful slippers. Just my size!
pontessa@gmail.com

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, Kate...
I love the slippers, and they're my size. I would not describe myself as "demure", but a girl can dream, right?
Thanks for offering them in your drawing.
xoxo
Donna
(and Kes)

Treasia Stepp said...

As much as I love the slippers they aren't my size and I can think of NO one to give them too. My sister just gave me samples of all kinds of makeup items.

So count me in for the mug. Can never have to many of those and it would always remind me of your blog and you.

Journey said...

The mug! The mug! I collect mugs. They are all so cute. Great idea - I may follow this plan!

Amy said...

Oh my heart...I'm feeling so unloved just because I'm on the "wrong" side of the Atlantic ocean...*deep sigh* yes yes...well, they are still adorable slippers and I'm sure someone will enjoy all your goodies....some American....;-) Ok, sorry, just playing around with you, feeling a little naughty this morning...shame on me! Hope you have a great day and GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOUR US Resident readers!! ;-)) I think you should hold a contest for we who live on the wrong side of the ocean too...really I do.....
;-) Ok, I'm going to be nice, go get myself another cup of coffee...

Suzanne said...

Love the slippers! So totally me... would be great to have those as I go for my next knee surgery!

nollismom1@ hotmail . com

Touched By said...

The beauty supplies. I read this post every day when I wake up. It sets the spirit of my day. Thanks for the wonderful blog!

TWhite said...

I really love the slippers and they are in my color too! I would appreciate owning them!
You are always doing fun things, thanks!

Nurse Nancy said...

LOVE the slippers! I hope my address comes up when you click on my Nurse Nancy link.

I am with you....cleaning up like crazy right now but another pair of shoes would never be turned away.

TSannie said...

If Nurse Nancy wins, just email me if her email doesn't work. I know where she lives ;-).

I have a mug I could send along with yours...decluttering going on in my home too.

Mental P Mama said...

I'll take the slippers. You can just bring them to me when you come next week;) Many thanks....

diana said...

love the slippers!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I think it comes up with name@no-reply-comment@blogger.com when they use OpenID to make a comment

I could be wrong

Daryl said...

Just here to say how fun ... I should do this too ..

Oliag said...

I'm decluttering here too...it seems like an eternal job...just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I love that photo of your slippers...too bad they wouldn't fit me:(

Flat Creek Farm said...

Great idea! I should do the same. Love the slippers and I'm a 9! I'm reachable through the profile link. Thanks! -Tammy

Carolynn said...

Those are totally reasonable 'guidelines'. Good luck to everyone. (personally, I'd go for the slippers...so pretty!)

Hugs!
Carolynn (Canadian)

Erika said...

I love the bedroom slippers! And it's great that I wear a size 9!

JC said...

Too much Fun ...
Those shoes look so cute but I don't need them.
I too, just cleaned out my extra bathroom drawer. It had all sort of mini samples. I didn't even think of doing the give away with them. I did .. sort of ... gave them to my recycle bin after making my laundry room smell lovely.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Ah well Kate - quite understand you cannot send things this far - do hope there are lots of takers.

These Nine Acres said...

I love the mug ;0) You know my info! BTW, I am doing a trip to Longwood with some other photogs in the spring...are you interested in meeting us there?

xoxo

emily said...

yeah cosmetic samples!

the slippers remind me a little of grandma. is that weird? "can you rub my feeeeeet?" matt does that voice really well.

love yoU!

Mary Elizabeth said...

When I had my first son (around 30 years ago!) my mother gave me a pair of Daniel Green slippers. They weren't as pretty as yours, but I was impressed. I never really wore them though....thick socks continue to be more my style. How sweet of you to give things away, I'm learning all sorts of new ideas out here in the blog world! Take care

Crystal Jigsaw said...

You are incredibly kind to be doing this. Whoever gets your items is very lucky.

CJ xx

Deb said...

nice idea...

DesertHen said...

I love the mug! It would look great on my desk at work....=)

deserthenatgmaildotcom

May said...

I would love the beauty samples..if only I were a size nine then I could get the slippers!!

musicxisxlovex19(at)aim(dot)com

Ann On and On... said...

I am a follower! Thanks! amerskine@hotmail.com

Ann On and On... said...

I love the mug with the bird on it. Thanks for cleaning and letting us benefit from it.
(hee hee)
amerskine@hotmail.com

The Bramble Patch said...

What a wonderful idea to de-clutter! I would love the slippers (I heart them) but alas, I wear a size 10! So please count me in for the mug.

Sandra said...

The mug is my pick even though my feet would fit the slippers -smile-. I've been in such a giveaway mood as well; is it the nesting instinct, I wonder?

Cottage Sisters said...

Good morning. So glad I jumped on this morning. My sister and I love your blog and we are followers. I would love those slippers, especially since I am a size nine!
Love,
Jill@CottageSisters
email is cottagesisters1@aol.com

tea4too0 said...

I have been following your blog for sometime now, but just now registered. I really enjoy visiting w/you and of course George. I like the mug.
Thank you for the contest.
tstites66@yahoo.com

wildbanshee said...

I would love the slippers, I'm a size 9, so very kind of you.

IowaCowgirl said...

I would give the mug a very good home. We splurged last fall and purchased a Keurig coffee machine and I was not aware that I could have such an affinity for a small appliance!

My email is in my URL. Thanks and keep up the great blog and photos.

Staci said...

Oh, the samples are for me! Love that little stuff like that!

Tell George Hi.

Sugar Creek Beads said...

I am a mug girl, for sure, and I would love to add the little bird to my collection. Jeanne

RottenMom said...

I would love the beauty samples! Please add my name to the giveaway. I love George too, maybe you could just let me have him for a day!

Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Love your blog! Curious to know what town in CA you lived in...