My 350th Post Prize Giveaway Contest!!

My very first ever blogger giveaway!!

I am pretty sure I am close to, if not exactly at, 350 posts. Close enough, eh? Let's not count and instead, we'll just call it the 350th.


I actually didn't ever think about having a giveaway. I haven't really committed to blogging to be a Blogger - I just write for fun. I used to comment rarely, now I try to every day - my goal is to leave ten comments a day, but some days it's more like 5. In return, I get more comments. That makes sense, right? Leave a comment, get a comment. Logical. I used to not care if anyone ever read my blog and now I get a sincere sense of accomplishment when I get comments.

So today-in celebration of my 350th post on blogger, let's make me feel like I've REALLY accomplished something, and everyone post a comment!! It's easy!! All the cool kids are doing it!! It just takes a minute---leave a comment.

AND - maybe win a prize?

Here's the goods on the table, to be chosen at random:

$30.00 gift certificate at Entangles, Etsy store, by Julia.
I have personally ordered from Julia before and her stuff is great! The shipping costs are very reasonable and she is a super-fast shipper. She takes older jewelry and recycles them by creating one-of-a-kind jewelry - great idea!! I love her store and so should you. Her stuff is always changing and I don't think you would have trouble finding something you would like (or find a nice gift for someone you like). I love Etsy - if you don't know of it, it's like Ebay for handmade items. It's a cool idea, sometimes I stroll through shops for hours and find a ton of stuff I would like to have, but have never bought anything, except Julia's necklaces. They are original, pretty and economical.

$25 gift card to
Powells Book Store
Powells is the best book store EVER. If you don't know Powells, I just don't know if we can be friends. It's really the best book store ever. Powells is based out of Portland and has this 8million square foot building and a gatrillion books. They have different sections for books and you can find your way to each section based on what color the walls are - like the travel section is in the green section and the sociology section is orange (totally made that up--I don't go often enough to know the colors!). If you want any book EVER -you will find it at Powells. They also buy back your books in a very easy process and they give you the option of cash or a gift card.
Guess who sold some books? Me. Guess who will benefit? You.

(and I actually sold back a LOT of books - I got $75 in cash and $25 in gift card!! Love that!)

Little Things gift set
This is a hodgepodge of small gifts that I always seem to have on hand to give to people randomly. Exact items are a surprise (mostly because I
haven't gotten that organized yet). I have some little things that I bought in Korea and some little things that I bought for some random reasons, like giving away to my favorite commenters.

$20 Starbucks Gift Card
Cause who doesn't need a drink now and then? And this gift card will buy you about 2.5 drinks, depending on what you get.

And all you have to do is comment!!

I'm drawing random names on Tuesday at 7pm!

Feel free to tell me how much you love me - it won't up your odds of winning, but it will make my teenager roll his eyes in a very exaggerated manner, which is very entertaining.


  1. TQ said...:

    Does it help my chances that I seem to be the first to comment? :) Just kidding! I'm just glad I started doing this whole blogging thing so I can learn more about peeps! And it's such a great release to let your thoughts out and have people that you have no idea who they are reading your thoughts - feels like a safe space :)

  1. San said...:

    Hi, thank you for stopping by my blog. It's always nice to see new people pop in :)
    And as I see, I am right on time for your 350th blog post giveaway :)

    This is impressive! Keep it up!

  1. I'm so glad you came out of lurking to leave a comment so I could find you in time to enter your giveaway. =)

    Happy 350!!!

  1. monkey said...:

    okay, i was hesitant to comment because i didn't want to seem greedy and wanting and all of that.
    but you mentioned the ability to get a teenager to roll his eyes and i just COULD NOT pass that up.
    i am so happy we're part of this strange little phenomenon that is the blog world. i consider you a part of my day...and i smile.

  1. julia said...:

    Happy 350! Yay!
    (but don't put me in the drawing since I'm one of the give-aways). Just wanted to say Congrats! and What dedication! and You have a very lucky Teenager! (that was for him :)

  1. Gary LaPointe said...:

    Congratulations on hitting the 350 milestone.

    I was trying to say something profound-like about when I first started reading you but I can't figure out if I found you or you found my. You're in my Google Reader list so I guess that's all that matters!!! :)

  1. Nat said...:

    You did it- 350 posts! You know, your blog makes me really want to start one of my own. I should totally win a prize because you and I both know how heartbreaking it is to not win at Bingo. Okay, okay, so I won $12.50, but come on... a little luck coming my way... maybe karma would come back to you and you could win BIG with my good luck charm at Bingo! Haha.

  1. Michelle said...:

    Congratulations on your 350th. That is quite the achievement! Here's to the next 350.. I only started reading your blog recently but I'm glad you found me.

  1. Renee said...:

    Hey Kaylen, it looks like I am commenting on the right day.

    Congrats on your 350th post that is an achievement.

    The anti-valentines I liked the best is 'you'll do.'



  1. Christina said...:

    If you had not come out of the blog darkness, I would be missing a great writer and a fab mom. Happy 350!

  1. Loth said...:

    Hi Kaylen, I just popped over to say thanks for commenting over at my wee Scottish blog and lo and behold I stumble on a giveaway too! Score! I will rummage in your archives when I get a chance, if that's okay (sounds vaguely rude, doesn't it?)

  1. Comment! Comment! Comment!

    And I already get the best prize ever, get to meet ya in two weeks (well now less LOL)!!!

    Happy 350!!!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Kaylen Marie, just want to let you know that I love you (but then again I am your Aunt (Cora) - from Iowa, remember?) - Now tell me, is Andrew rolling his eyes? Happy blogging - stay out of trouble.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Yay! Yay! Giveaway!

  1. San said...:

    Wow, look at all those comments that you got for your giveaway... :) I guess, if you ever worry about not having enough readers/comments, you just have to have a giveaway and ... BAM...there they are! :)

  1. kim said...:

    I just followed your comment from my blog. Congrats on your milestone!

  1. Aunt Jean - Polk City IOWA said...:


    Is this your own creation or does everyone do this when they reach 350 blogs....again unique one..that is the nicest I can get.....unique is a good adjective because it is true!!!! Love you....Aunt Jean! and my prize is?!?!?!?! a kick in the rear.............

  1. IIDLYYCKMA said...:

    I love that you stopped my blog and talked "vagina's" with me. Now if that doesn't make your kid go Ewwww! I don't know what will:) I think I too shall have some sort of a give a way when I reach 250 posts.

  1. IIDLYYCKMA said...:

    PS -- I live in Portland:) And I heart Powells.

  1. Kaylen said...:

    Everyone is so great!! I wish I could have a giveaway every day!!!

    @Tori: I think everyone has an equal chance of winning but being first means you get the most publicity (from my highly public blog). :)

    @Flea: It's almost time! I can't wait-less than two weeks to go!

    @the Aunts in Iowa: thanks for keeping track of me! I love you both!
    - and it was def not an original idea to have a giveaway---apparently people do this for 100 posts or after a certain time frame, like a year, or just randomly.

    24 hours to go---I'm making a video to show the winners! You'll all be bedazzled by my mad videographer skills.

  1. Mom said...:

    Congratulations on your 350th.
    I've seen your videographer skills!!
    Love you -and that son of yours (who always makes fun of me because I'm shorter than him!!!)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    All right Kaylen - thought I'd help you out... congrats on the 350th.... and here's to 350 more! Cheers! Holly from Minnesota

  1. Carolyn G said...:

    I'm a lurker too but I love giveaways and I wanted to congratulate you on the 350th post. I only have a few on my blog because I am a newbie. But one day I will have my 350th giveaway!! Hugs.

  1. Theresa N. said...:

    Congratulations!!! It's a wonderful accomplishment, don't think I'd be able to stick with it. :)
    Theresa N

  1. pink dogwood said...:

    I found you through your comment on my photo of a yarn ball :) I can't really tell you how much I love you since I just met you:) But I will be sure to come back and tell you once I have been around your blog for a bit.

  1. Alison said...:

    Ive been trying to comment since yesterday....this better work!

  1. Michaela said...:

    Hi! Congrats to 350 posts!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  1. Give away? I likes a give away!!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Woo-hoo! 350 posts!!


    Your mortgage guy

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I love, love, love your blog - congratulations on 350 posts!! this is Nancy by the way - because I can't figure out how to post with my name - but I will learn!

  1. Kaylen said...:

    YAY!!! Thanks everyone for the comments!! The Teen (who sighed AND rolled his eyes) is helping me make a video of the drawing momentarily....

    I'll post it fairly soon and if I have your email, you'll hear from me. If I don't have your email and you win-I'll need you to drop me a line so we can make arrangements. :)


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