Monday, January 26, 2009

Blue Giveaway!

It's BLUE MONDAY and it's also the start of 2 big events...the week of Bloggy Giveaways, and the beginning of Chinese New Year, traditionally a 2-week event.
Chinese New Year is celebrated at the second new moon after the winter solstice and falls between January 21 and February 19 on the Gregorian calendar. 2009 will be the Year of the Ox.
WOW! How to mark all of these things? With a BLUE, Chinese-inspired giveaway, of course! Please note that this giveaway is separate from my One World, One Heart Giveaway that ends February 11.
For your viewing pleasure is this beautiful wristlet with a bamboo ring. The gorgeous Chinese silk is embroidered with many different flowers in greens, golds, and pinks. Inside it is big enough to hold all of your basics: cell phone, money, identification, keys, tissues, Chapstick! To enhance the look on your other wrist is this set of 3 enameled cloisonne bangle bracelets. They are decorated with flowers and are cream, dark blue, and green.
To be entered into the giveaway drawing, just leave a comment on THIS POST ONLY. Be sure there is a way for me to contact you, either through your blog or by leaving your email. This raffle is only open to blog owners, but from anywhere in the world. It closes Friday, January 30 at midnight Eastern U.S. time, and I will announce the winner that weekend. If the winner does not contact me within seven days I will re-do the drawing.
Now, a lot of people are always looking for ways to get their name in the hat more than once. So for the first time I am offering a way you can do just that. There are many options.
  • Add the Evil Overlord to your Blogroll, or become a Follower. This is 1 extra entry EACH. If you are already a Follower, or I'm on your BR, just remind me in your comment.
  • For 2 extra entries EACH, you can rate this blog on Blogged, Blog Catalog, and Blogarama. The buttons to all of these places are on the left sidebar. You don't have to leave a comment about this, I can just check.
  • For 2 extra entries EACH, you can Stumble! this post and add the Evil Overlord to your Technorati favs. You don't have to leave a comment about this, I can just check.

So, that's a possibility of 12 extra entries on top of the easy "leave a comment." And 13 is my lucky number!

I hope you enjoyed my pretty blue prizes and will continue on to stroll through other BLUE MONDAY posts. Be sure to visit all of the BLUE MONDAY participants listed at Smiling Sally, they have some really neat things to show off!


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125 comments:

Sweetie said...

What a beautiful wristlet. I think that you are on my blog roll but I'll double check. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Justine said...

I love the color of that! I've never heard of a wristlet.

Justine :o )

Smilingsal said...

You KNOW that you're on my blogroll and have been. The teal blue is a pretty color; it's eye-catching. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

squawmama said...

Oh Elizabeth... You are on my blogroll and I just love your little wristlet and the bangle bracelets... I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for this one... Have a super Monday...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

ellen b said...

You really pulled it all together here nicely. Blue Chinese New Year and giveaway all in one! Well done. :0)
Happy Blue Monday to you! And yes I'm always straigtening my photos on the fridge. :0)

Neabear said...

I am already one of your followers. That little purse is so pretty. Also in regards to your comment on my blog, yes I did take all of the pictures. It was such a pretty day I had to snap away. Happy Chinese New Year!

Tammy said...

Oh MY! Happy Chinese New Year and Blue Monday!!!

Please enter me and if I win it this will be a gift to my 6 year old neice adopted from China!! She is soooo cute...the little Chinese face but a Southern Accent...LOL!

Blessin's♥

Jenni said...

it's gorgeous! sign me up!

Raggedy Girl said...

That is my signature color. I love all thing oriental. And I love your blog and to stop by and see your smiling face.
Good wishes for a really nice day,
Roberta Anne

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

That's very pretty and reminds me of a makeup bag my brother brought me from japan while he was there with the Navy. I'd love to be entered!

Sage said...

A beautiful color!

bj said...

What a beautiful shade of blue..so glad you shared it with us...
Happy day, bj

jeanne said...

What a sweet blue bag and bracelet Elizabeth. Please enter me in your drawing. You are already on my blogs I love list.

Have a fun day.

Hugs...Jeanne

E-Mail...jeav@earthlink.net

Vanessa Rogers said...

We have been celebrating the New Year all day... well celebrating that we have days off here in South Korea. I think it is interesting that Koreans celebrate the Chinese New Year as well. I don't know about the Japanese or any of the other Asian countries.
Thanks for the tips about the earthworms, that is a GREAT idea. Too bad we are rarely allowed to come up with curriculum or else I would totally implement that.

kbbryant said...

I've never heard of a wristlet before. This one is such a pretty blue color. I didn't realize that the New Year lasted two weeks in China.
Kathy b

Barbara said...

What a beautiful color! My niece would love this.

Shannon said...

very pretty
tysm
palmersf(at)bellsouth.net

Shannon said...

very pretty
tysm
palmersf(at)bellsouth.net

koopermom said...

very pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

Claudie said...

Happy Blue Monday Elizabeth
Beautiful giveaway but I will let other's be the winner. Just wanted to stop by and say hello today.
Love Claudie

lsfish said...

Beautiful color

Carolyn G said...

Great wrislet! Thanks.

EllyBean said...

How adorable!


ellybean (at) connected2christ.com
http://www.connected2christ.com/theblog

AmandaSue said...

Very pretty! I love the blue colour. Thanks for entering me.
unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

CC said...

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Blue Monday..
The little wristlet is just beautiful and I love it and the braclets. Please enter me..and ooo, I would love to win. And I would love to add you to my blogroll if I may..you have a wonderful site.xx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's a mighty jazzy blue purse there, Elizabeth! Love it! I would love to be entered, and I have you on my blogroll already. :-)

XO,

Sheila

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I forgot to say, THANKS! :-)

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila

Natalie said...

Beautiful!

Sharlene said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out Tuesday's fundraiser! It means so much to me and her family!

angelacisco said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
angelacisco at rocketmail.com

oonagh said...

what gorgeoud fabric!!

Shelia said...

Beautiful, Elizabeth! I don't think I've seen a purse like this before.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a beautiful blue wristlet. I've never seen one.

Thanks for stopping by to see me and have a great Blue Monday!

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon Elizabeth, This is so beautiful. I love it! p.s. you are on my blogroll. Happy Blue Monday.

eyeslikesugar said...

Thank you for offering this giveaway!
eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

mom2anutball said...

Very cute giveaway!!

mom2anutball said...

Im following!

Carrie said...

Those are beautiful!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Blue Monday ...and a GIVEAWAY...it hardly gets better than this! Happy Chinese New Year to you!

donnas said...

That is so nice.

Thanks!
bacchus76 at myself dot com

Jodi said...

Very pretty, and the color is great. Thanks!

purehrt555(at)Yahoo(dot)com

Staci said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for the chance to enter!

Staci said...

I stumbled-MommaStaciA

splummer said...

Hi!
That's a beautiful little bag!! Love that color, so vibrant!! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Anonymous said...

how pretty
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

daytoncat said...

What a cute wristlet!

daytoncat1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

Hello swet Elizabeth. Come by my blog, you've been tagged. You're it!
hugs,
Tammy

Lisa said...

The bag is such a pretty color. What a nice idea for a giveaway.

AudreyO said...

I love the color. audreyoka@cox.net

Sweetpeas said...

How pretty, I'd love to win this!

PisecoMom (Mom's Marbles) said...

So gorgeous! Thanks for an inspired giveaway.

taysmommy said...

beautiful giveaway!

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Sarah Z said...

Love the blue color of the purse!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Merry said...

Lovely! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

That blue is beautiful! Such a pretty wristlet.

Becca said...

That is so pretty, thanks. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I am now following your blog. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

An iMperfect wIfe said...

Very unique prize.

Thank you!

Jenny

Anonymous said...

That is too cute....love it!

pollyq121@yahoo.com

valerie2350 said...

fabulous giveaway - i'd love to win!

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tiff said...

i love the blue silk! beautiful. :)

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful wristlet!
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chantelle said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

chantellesabino at mac dot com

blueviolet said...

That is so pretty!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

DANIELLERX said...

I love that color blue, very pretty.Thanks for the giveaway!!

dlfrx(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Nancy Sabina said...

Pretty, pretty! I love that it comes with the different bangles. How fun.

Lady Christie said...

That is a beautiful wristlet

imchristiedammit[at]yahoo[dot]com

Neen said...

it is stunning, I'd love to win this.

Marcia said...

I have a purse with a similar print and bamboo handles so this would match perfectly!

learningmama at yahoo dot com

Erika Lynn said...

please enter me!
sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

Erika Lynn said...

I am a follower!
sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

tatertot374 said...

THank you for the great giveaway. I would love to win.
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

The Bells said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Lisa

lisakay720[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jill said...

How pretty!

jill.watkins@gmail.com

Hélène said...

That is beautiful.

noreen said...

so pretty

noreen said...

already follow your blog

Zach & Hannah Parris said...

Wonderful giveaway. I have been shopping around for a wristlet and I love how different this one is!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

What a cute bag for a night out!

3janbabies[at]gmail[dot]com

jenn said...

Thanks for the giveaway! What a gorgeous wristlet. :)

its.a.hit at gmail dot com

Ginny said...

Great giveaway, love the color of the bag!

Ginny said...

following

Ginny said...

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Nicole said...

Super cute bag!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I stumbled your giveaway

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I have you favved on my Technorati!

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micaela6955/Michele P. said...

what a gorgeous blue color! Very pretty, thanks for such a nice giveaway!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Miranda said...

Very Pretty Color freebiegoddess03@aol.com

Becky said...

What nice things.
ndair4ce@cox.net

Sweetanlo said...

Those are so cute! Please enter me.
sweetanlo92292(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katie said...

This bag is beautiful, I would love to win it.

Pastormac's Ann said...

I really like those!
jubys1mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.
M. Waters
svnhm1@yahoo.com

Michelle@Life with Three said...

Beautiful -- I love that vibrant blue! Thanks for the chance to win!

demmi said...

please enter me in your giveaway con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

ailad said...

Well this is my first time hearing of a wristlet, but I really like it!
ailadevowe AT gmail DOT com

kalea_kane said...

That wristlet is just beautiful!!! Please enter me for a chance. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

sandyy456 said...

Very pretty wristlet!

Godesseablu said...

I love the color of that wristlet. I also like your site how you talk about the chinese new year and winter solstice. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

mindy said...

most unique thanks for the giveaway

asinglemomslife said...

Thanks for the chance to enter this wonderful giveaway!

jendrost @ att.net

Angie(quillysilly) said...

The color is beautiful! The bangles are a great thought too!
Angie

ML said...

How beautiful! THanks so much for sharing!
baron4ml at yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Beautiful...thanks for the giveaway!

elizardbreath8 at yahoo dot com

Stasi said...

This is Lovely! I adore blue and you can never have too many bags :)

Stasi said...

This is Lovely! I adore blue and you can never have too many bags :)

Stasi said...

This is Lovely! I adore blue and you can never have too many bags :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Lovely!! Thank you for the chance to win.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Jenn said...

Thanks! jennifer.lynn.vincent at gmail dot com

~Love Giveaways~ said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for the great giveaway!
janine at lovegiveaways.com

~Love Giveaways~ said...

I follow!

Anya said...

Lovely giveaway.Thanks.

itsahumanzoo said...

That is a beautiful wristlet! Thanks for the great giveaway!
-Angela
itsahumanzoo(at)gmail(dot)com
P.S. I've got a giveaway on my blog as well, feel free to check it out!

Ashley said...

Somewhat like a clutch huh?
Awesome!
Blue rocks
and so does the blue monday idea. Sally Rocks!
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

wendy said...

gotta love the bloggy carnival:)

madamerkf at aol dot com

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Molly C. said...

I love this!

Donna M. Clark said...

I would love to win this prize. It is really pretty. Thank you for having this giveaway.

Valorie said...

Cool wristlet! Thanks for the chance to win.

Beckie Holso said...

Beautiful! Please include me in your drawing =) OWOH #433 And thanks for stopping by my blog... yours is really terrific (but I didn't rate it because they required me to set up an account with them first which I am disinclined to do - still, keep up the great work =)

Deb Cox said...

a lovely prize!

Please enter me in your drawing!
thanks!
Deb Cox

deboracox@comcast.net
www.facets-designs.com
(glass beads & jewelry)