Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jill’s 50 Follower Giveaway…Finally!!

It’s a good day!

It’s Wednesday – the week is half over!

And, because I love you all so much, I’m going to GIVE AWAY SOME LOOT!!!

Well, to at least one of you.

I’ve been teasing and reminding you all for a while now that I’ve had a giveaway in the works in celebration of hitting 50 Followers. And so you all dutifully clicked the “Follow” button, got me closer to 60 followers, in fact, and now it’s time for the big payback.

I wasn’t sure what to include in my first-ever giveaway. My favourite things? Just a bunch of random stuff? Perhaps a collection of my best MS Paint work (since clearly I'm really really good at it...) Then, on Sunday, while touring around the “Savour the Pontiac” exhibition in my small town, perusing the vendors and art displays, I had the brainwave to include some of my favourite “locally-grown” products in my giveaway.

So, without further ado…HERE IT IS:


There are four local businesses/artists featured in my giveaway. (Please note in advance that this giveaway is not sponsored by any of them, these are just little gifts that I wanted to share with you!)

First, we have Lavender Ridge, a family-owned and operated business in the neighbouring village of Luskville. Joanne Labadie is a familiar face to many in our community, as she’s often at local markets, fairs, and events, with her wonderful lavender-based creams, bath salts, lip balms, salves, etc. I chose two of my favourite Lavender Ridge products: The Bath Bombs and Bath Milk. Heavenly!


Another business that we are fortunate to have in our town is Sempels Honey. Like Lavender Ridge, Jean-Marie and Evelyn Sempels are well-known in our area for their “sweet” products – honey infused with different flavours, lip balms, candles, and more. From them, I picked out a supercute beeswax candle, a jar of honey infused with wildflowers, and a peppermint lip balm.


Next,we have my friend, neighbour, local artist and photographer, and fellow blogger, Shannon Purcell. Remember Shannon? She’s the one who made fun of my deer a few years ago, which resulted in a traumatic Christmas decoration ordeal… Anyways, I hope someday soon to commission Shannon to paint me one of her beautiful pieces of work, but until then, I will settle for one of her bookmarks that feature photos she’s taken – and I got one for my giveaway too!


Last but not least, we have my friend (who also happens to be my brother’s girlfriend), Amanda Belanger. In the past year, Amanda has started her own little business, Belanger Handmade, and her clutches and handbags are a hot item around here!! I’m going to include one of Amanda’s awesome clutches in my giveaway. Please be sure to check out her Facebook page to view more of her creations.


* Please note: This is not the actual clutch I will be including. This one is mine. (Isn’t it the cutest?!) Despite my best efforts, I haven’t been able to track Amanda and her clutches down at the same time this week. (I’ll forgive her, though, since I’ve been working through my brother, who tends to be forgetful…Also, she has other things on her mind…like moving into her new house in a few days!!) But I will choose one from her selection to send, and I can guarantee it will be just as adorable as this one!!

To round out the giveaway prize pack, I’ve added some of my favourite candy. (And hey, I bought it all at our local store in town, Marcotte’s!)


And I’m also including some samples of some of my favourite products:


  • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

  • Expressions Roll-On Lip Gloss in Strawberry Flavour

  • Herbacin Kamille hand cream

  • Perfumed Soap from Crabtree & Evelyn

  • Essie nail polish in the shade of “Clam Bake”

  • Avon Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black

So there we have it!! My very first giveaway loot bag! One lucky reader is going to win it ALL. I hope it is enticing and that whoever wins it will love the products – I know I do! And hey, boys, I realize this is a “girly” prize, but don’t hesitate to enter. Would make a nice gift for your wife/girlfriend/mom…am I right?! It’s my way of thanking you for following my blog, listening to me ramble about hockey and being single and my fish and Justin Bieber and my allergies. Good times, people.

Alrighty. We’re gonna make the entry rules pretty simple.

Mandatory Entry

You must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment to say hi. Also, please leave your email address to make it easier for me to contact you. (If you need help on how to become a follower, just let me know. I’m lookin’ at you, Ma.)

Additional Entries

  • Blog about my giveaway and link back to this post.

  • Share this giveaway on Facebook.

  • Tweet about this giveaway and be sure to include @JYoung6 in your tweet so I can see it!

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. You have up to four ways to enter!!

The giveaway will be open until next Wednesday at midnight. I will choose a winner at random using that Internet winner-picker-thingamajig and announce who that is next Thursday.

*ALSO NOTE: The contest is open to anyone in North America...I will ship to you, my US friends! No worries!*

If you have any questions at all on the giveaway or how to enter, please send me an email at jillianyoung6(at)gmail(dot)com.

Once again, thank you thank you thank you. I love you all.

Happy Wednesday! :)


Lindsay said...

I tweeted about it! xo

Stacy said...

I'm a follower

Stacy said...

I facebooked about it

Stacy said...

I tweeted about it!

Lindsay said...

I'm a follower! P.S Great stuff!! xo

Sharon said...

I tweeted!

Sharon said...

I blogged it!

Sharon said...

I facebooked it!

Sharon said...

Love your giveaway Jill!!! You rock!

VandyJ said...

I'm a follower!

Nay said...

I've *been* and will *always be* a follower!

Nay said...

Just tweeted about this, too (@naycover2cover)

Nay said...

Shared on "Cover to Cover" FB Page and my personal FB page!

Nay said...

and I think you already have my email addy - but here it is:

Nicole said...

ok heck yeah I'm a follower, is it open to me though since I'm outta country??

Nicole said...

I can so use the twitter too. hahahaha :) I tweeted it :) Someday I'll learn the lingo :)

Nay said...

and now I just blogged about ya!
and now I really have to get back to work!
xoxo chicky

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! I love loot.

Yes, I stalk you... :)

Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I'm a follower! :)

Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I shared it on my FB page! :)

Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

...and tweeted about it!

Johanson Family said...

So proud of you!!! I'm also thrilled for you!!! i'm a follower :) hugs!!

ashley said...

I'm a follower Jill and you know my e-mail address. :)

Great giveaway exciting!

Kerry-Lynn said...

Hey Jill!! I'm a follower!!!

Great giveaway!!!

Brenda said...

I am a follower!!!!

Lauren said...

What a fun giveaway! I have become recently re-obsession with chewy Gobstoppers so seeing those in the giveaway makes me happy :)

Lindsay said...

I posted it on facebook! :-)

Stephy said...

I tweeted! @stephyp88

Stephy said...

I'm also a follower. Have been for a while & always will be! Can't wait to see who wins the awesome stuff!! You've made me want to do a giveaway!

Stacie said...

I'm already a follower...and a loser, but you could change that...pretty please?

CHE said...

I am not eligible for your giveaway since I'm not from North America but congratulations on the followers.

Kerry-Lynn said...

I facebooked it too!!!

The Munchkins Mama said...

I'm following! And looking forward to reading more. Great giveaway!

Steph said...

Yay! I'd love to win. I don't do any of that fancy twitter stuff but I'll let you know if I blog about it. Thanks!

Amber said...

Yay, that looks like a great package!!

Of course I'm a follwer!

Angie said...

I'm following with GFC (Angie) hi and thanks for the nice giveaway.

angiewith3 at live dot com

Anne-Marie T said...

Hi, great giveaway

GFC follower (Anne-Marie T)


Anne-Marie T said...

Shared giveaway on FB. (Anne-Marie Tvete)

Anne-Marie T said...

Tweeted @amt946.!/amt946/status/108396333420920833


The Happy Booker said...

What a great prize pack. I'm happy to be a new follower via GFC

Donna @ The Happy Booker
ahappybooker at gmail dot com

The Happy Booker said...

Tweeted it:!/Donna224/status/108447683999571968

Donna @ The Happy Booker
ahappybooker at gmail dot com

The Happy Booker said...

Facebooked it:

Donna @ The Happy Booker
ahappybooker at gmail dot com

latanya said...

gfc follower

Hi and thanks!

sweetums82red at gmail dot com

latanya said...!/sweetums82/status/108534175954509824

sweetums82red at gmail dot com

Kellie said...

I was just emailed your blog, loved the part about Mike Baker.

Crissy said...

Hi! I follow on GFC as Crissy!

Crissy said...

I tweeted!/durstslovepens/status/108565313351716864

Gena said...

I'm a new follower. Nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog by email.

Maryann D.
twinkle at optonline dot net

Anonymous said...

I shared on facebook:

twinkle at optonline dot net