Monday, October 29, 2007

A Giveaway

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My Giveaway:
In the spirit of the fantastic (but extremely evil) Fall Giveaway from Rocks in My Dryer (hosting another great giveaway with hundreds of bloggers) I decided to host my very first giveaway. I'm very new to this incredible world of blogs. My website has only been up for about a month! But I'm learning more and more about blogs all the time - its very addictive!
Melissa's Research Link's First Giveaway
Open only to US and Canadian residents.
Shipping included.
Drawing will be November 3rd.

What's up for grabs:

*a Variety Sampler pack of Yogi Tea (40 packets) (a $10 value). An example:



*2 back issues of Mothering Magazine, full of helpful pregnancy articles.
Brand new -never been read -
Nov/Dec 2004 -How to help kids by media savvy & Classic toys - We review our Favorites
Jul/Aug 2006 - Why we need a Breastfeeding culture & Lunch box recipes

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Issue 137
CODE: bi-137

Issue 137 - July/August 2006
Why We Need a Breastfeeding Culture
The Soundtrack of Motherhood
You Want to Pierce What?
Taking Down the Almighty Bottle
The Lively Lunch Box
Strokes of Genius

Price: $4.50



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Issue 127
CODE: bi-127

Issue 127 - Nov/Dec 2004
Classic Toy Review
Help Kids Be Media Savvy
Turtle Women
Breastfeeding After Surgery

Price: $4.50

Add to cart



*2 back issues of Above Rubies Magazine, full of helpful family articles

*2 back issues of The Week - one of the best news digest magazines around - I love it because it allows me to talk to adults with "adult" conversations instead of "kid" conversations.

Brand NEW Hard Cover Children's Book - Picture OR Chapter -your choice

*Newbery Winner - Kate DiCamillo's TALE OF DESPEREAUX, one of the sweetest stories ever.
TALE OF DESPEREAUX


*New York Times Best Illustrated winner - Doreen Cronin's DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, perfect
for the upcoming election year.
Duck for President (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))



There will be Two Winners - One for the Tale of Despereaux and One for Duck for President. Both will receive the tea and the magazines. These two winners will be randomly chosen. let me know which drawing you want to be entered - The Picture Book Giveaway or The Chapter Book Giveaway.

All you need to do
to enter is leave a comment about which one of my blog pages is the most helpful to you/your favorite. That will help me out a lot to know which subject to explore next. Just click on any of the subjects in Labels or Archives. Thanks!


If you would like another entry - a second entry - to win:
  1. Write a blog post linking to this post (not the main blog), sharing a blurb with your readers about the giveaway and be sure to encourage them to enter as well. If you do not have a blog, you may still enter by emailing 5 of your friends and using the cc function to me at melissaneece [at] yahoo dot com.
  2. Once you have your post up, come back and comment. Leave the permanent link to your post - this is not the link to your blog but the exact link to your blog post.


Check out the Bloggy Giveaways site to see all the great giveaways!

83 comments:

MrsMomma said...

Great giveaway! I really enjoyed your Online Book Discussion for Kids post.

Thank you!
-Heather

Earthmama said...

I like your page on cold remedies. That is something we always battle with in the Winter. I would love to win this as Mothering and Above Rubies are my two favorite magazines!!!!

thesmithclan@stny.rr.com
http://quietquandaries.blogspot.com/

Hélène said...

Sound like great prizes. Please count me in! Looking through your posts I found a lot of helpful stuff. I especially like the post about breastfeeding acceptance. That is something more people need to work on.

Joanna said...

Your "finding people" page isn't currently working -- I've been wanting to find out what happened to one of my college roommates for a while.

Otherwise, I think the "Early Puberty in Girls" and "Online Book Clubs for Kids" pages peak my interest.

jtakes(at)aol(dot)com

Michelle said...

Im new to your pages, but this bloggy give away is a geat idea to meet people. Kudos to you for bringing us all together! (I love Yogi teas!)

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Count me in please!!

Love the Colds Remedy page
http://melissaneece.blogspot.com/2007/09/colds-remedy_19.html

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How fun! Please include me in your drawing!
~Amy

Melissa said...

This sounds like a great prize!

Acorn Designs said...

it sounds great

Geri said...

Count me in!!!! Thanks for the giveaway, Love this!!!!
Gerijone64@hotmail.com

Summer said...

Oh, count me in! I even know what two back issues I would want. :)

Chelsea Rae said...

Sounds great, enter me please!
Chelsea

greg&sarina said...

i'd like more on cloth diapers.
Please enter me!!
Thanks!

Betsy said...

New Fall tv Season
Love the giveaway!

Lesha said...

I really like the one on cold remedies. Thanks for the giveaway!

Revka said...

I liked your page about dangers you may not know about.

Thanks for offering this prize. :)

Bebemiqui said...

I like the cold remedies page

One Cracked Mommy said...

I enjoyed reading you article on Pregnancy and Fertility Books. The Take Charge book was my bible while DH and I were experiencing infertility. Good stuff!

lace said...

The tale of Despereaux sounds great. I have been wanting to read this book.

Alicia said...

Great giveaways! My very favorite post is "Early Risk of Puberty for Girls." It's right up my alley in the research I've been doing on toxic plastics and safe alternatives for our children.

Dawn said...

I would love to be entered. You have a lot of great categories. One that interests me is the Public School Help. The more information parents can get the better.

michelle said...

For me, your most helpful page is the huge list of links you have to controversial dangers that people might not know about. There are new warnings popping up all of the time, and I'm sure I don't know the half of it. If I were to win, we would really enjoy the Tale of Desperaux. My kids are older, but we haven't read that one yet. I would love to be entered in your drawing!

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

ProphetMother said...

I enjoyed your posts about Olive Leaf Extract and cold remedies. I have some OLE in the cupboard right now that I've been forgetting to take. Sigh! Thanks for the chance to win!

Qtpies7 said...

I like the Soy post. I have argued with someone about soy, she was giving her son soy everything and I just couldn't convince her that if soy was used to stop menopause symptoms, why would you think that there isn't enough estrogen to harm your son?
Now she doesn't use soy, so I don't know what actually convinced her.

Paige said...

My kids loved Despereaux when we listened to it on tape. I'd love to have the book.

Sarah said...

Thanks for this giveaway! If I win, I won't need the Above Rubies mags... I already have a subscription! If you like Above Rubies, you will also like No Greater Joy mag, which also offers a free subscription (www.nogreaterjoy.org).

I've bookmarked your page. You & I have a lot in common, it appears. I have many of the same links about childbirth & breastfeeding on my own blog. I still have more work to do on nutrition. I'll be back to read more once this blog giveaway madness has calmed down.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :-)

sarah_carol (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sonya said...

The Fertility and Pregnancy book section is helpful to me because we are going through a period of infertility (we do have two daughters that were naturally conceived though). I'm actually reading one of the books on our page now.

Count me in for this~!

Marie said...

I like your breastfeeding post, and I totally agree!

Holly said...

Enter me please!

Ad Tracker said...

I found this post interesting.

http://melissaneece.blogspot.com/search/label/Early%20Risk%20of%20Puberty%20for%20Girls

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for running this great contest :)

Anonymom said...

You have compiled quite a list of breastfeeding resources--well done! Thanks for entering me in the contest!

Tamara said...

I appreciated you compilation of cloth diaper links.

We'd enjoy the first book.

Thanks for the chance at another fun prize!

mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Seis said...

I love Yogi Tea. I like the stuff about dangers wwe don't know about. Especially, leeching plastics. I am still on the fence about drinking out of aluminum. Isn't htat bad too?

Jennifer said...

This is a great giveaway, so count me in! Good luck everyone!

Michelle said...

what a great giveaway; and I love tea!

I think the pregnancy page since I'm pg right now :)

Jason and Caryn said...

Breastfeeding research and cloth diaper links are the most helpful as i have a 4 month old baby!

Shama-Lama Mama said...

You have quite a few interesting articles. The one on teflon was helpful as was the description of the fall tv shows!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda SS said...

Great blog! Fun prizes - thanks for the chance to win:)

aBookworm said...

I'm trying to turn Kiddo into an aspiring bookworm - so count us in for the Children's book giveaway. Thanks!

canben said...

What an amazing giveaway!

Audra Marie said...

Actually, I like the variety you have. As a mom, I'm interested in the pregnancy, breastfeeding and any other section that helps me be a better mom (cold remedies, etc.)

Very nice blog. :) Oh and i struggle with hyperemesis so it's nice to see something for that, too. :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

Audra
writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

Susan said...

I will be a US resident in December and currently have a US address. Does that count? Would love to win! Thanks, please come to my blog and enter for the German Chocolate!

Robin M. said...

I like the "Site of the Day". There are so, so many good websites out there that have not been discovered (by me anyway). Thanks for posting.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Count me in! bigfamily8 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

enter me please! ( :
Thanks,
Mandi
onecrazymom4littlemonkeys@yahoo.com

Tabitha said...

Great giveaway! I have enjoyed both books and hopefully will be owning one of them...is it wrong to really want The Tale of Despereaux?

nor_lou said...

cold remdys, since I am sick right now

Tara said...

I enjoy reading through the different links you have. I like the variety of points of view as well as the different stuff I learned! Thanks! I'd also be interested in either of the books since I have chapter readers and picture book readers!

Emily said...

The cold remedies was very helpful.

princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

heather h said...

Duck for President! I'd love to win this, a cool giveaway--whooohooo!

Granola said...

I checked out the Above Rubies link 'cause I just subscribed to the mag and I'm still kind of new to it. I'm going to subscribe to your blog cause it looks like you've got lots of interesting articles to check out.

windycindy said...

Hello, All of your prizes sound wonderful to me! I would probably like to have "Duck for President!" My great-nephew would love it! Please enter me in your fab give away. Thanks, Cindi jchoppes@hotmail.com

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

Cold Remedies for sure, especially around this time, it's very useful. I would like the picture book version. That tea is calling my name. Check out my giveaway on my blog.

Adena said...

What an awesome giveaway. I would love to win. I will leave it up to you which book because I have kids that would enjoy either. I like all the info on your blog, I need the cold remedies now, I feel one trying to come on.

Heather said...

Wonderful prizes. I found the information on soy helpful. My youngest is allergic to milk so I've been researching alternatives to find ways, he likes, to get calcium in him. I'd like to have the 1st book if I win.

Holly said...

Enter me please.

JewelsHud said...

My favorite part is probably the cold remedies - when winter hits it is nice to have some alternatives! I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

Mrs.E said...

Lovely info...I can always use more cold remedy ideas.

Thank you for including me in your picture book drawing :)

CanCan said...

I would like to win the chapter book prize package. :)
I'm glad to find your site. The cold remedy info is great!

Liz said...

I love that you provide links to Breastfeeding Research! I would love to win the picture book package. Thanks!

mommyof8blessings said...

I added the cloth diapering page to my favorites. I would love some more info on that subject--especially to save money :D
Please enter me too!!
denise@hattrickpress.com

Stephanie said...

Hi there, I liked the page about breastfeeding because it is applicable to my life now. If I were to win I would like the Tale of Despereaux.

Cherie J said...

Please enter me for The Picture Book Giveaway. I like the Online Book Discussion. Thank you!

cherierjatyahoo.com

Amanda said...

please enter me. I liked the online book discussion

Karen said...

I love the site of the day features. Please enter us for the Duck For President. I also enjoyed the Fall TV posts:-) Thanks!

kpuleski [at] gmail [dot] com

angelaandconnor@gmail.com said...

I like anything related to breastfeeding!

Melanie said...

I'm new to your site so I haven't yet checked any of the research links. Looks helpful, though!

Please count me in for the draw. I'd love to win the Tale of Desperaux!

melanie at welfing dot net

Michelle B. said...

the ones on breastfeeding/kids, etc. Please enter me in your contest for chapter books
srkb@juno.com

Michelle O. said...

The picture book giveaway please. Please enter me, I'd love to win! Thank you.

Michelle B. said...

Please enter me in your contest
srkb@juno.com

Once Upon a Dream... said...

I would love to win the pkg with the little duck book! I'm new to your blog but I did look at your post on the dangers of soy; and I browsed the titles of your other posts. I think you have some interesting material to share. I'm going to add you to my favorites. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanx. My email is in my profile.

Eden

Lib said...

I am new to your blog, but I am glad I found it. I am in the process of becoming a bit more crunchy and a bit more green. What wonderful information. Especially the Early risks of puberty for girls.

And that Tea is wonderful! I have a preggo friend who is in the throes of morning sickness. All of this really would be wonderful for her.

Please add my name to the hat, if you will :)

Happy Autumn and Good luck to all!

Lib
notmuchmorethanthis [at] gmail [dot] com
Not Much More Than This

Emily C said...

I like all your baby research links--very useful. There's so much information out there, it's hard to find what's helpful without spending a lot of time doing nothing.

I'd like to be entered in the picture book giveaway.

TwoMuths said...

Please enter my name in the picture book giveaway! Thank yoU!

LivingforGod said...

I like your blog contest links page. Please enter me in the Duck for President group. Thanks!

Linda SS said...

These both look like fabulous giveaways. Thanks so much for the chance to win! You have an insightful blog with so much noteworthy info to relay to my daughter:)

Bad Sheep said...

The fertility page links is the one I would find benficial as I am TTC.
One entry for me please.

badsheep13 (at) gmail (dot) com

sgsaiers said...

I reallt liked your page on cold remedies. It gave me some help on what to do for my child who wakes up every 3 hours. Thanks

ikkinlala said...

I found your post on how to decaffeinate tea really helpful.

I'd like to enter the draw for The Tale of Despereaux, please.

Anonymous said...

Probably the kids area for me. I would like to enter the picture book drawing. Thanks! meg (dot) wilson (at) gmail (dot) com

The Saunders Family said...

great posts on breastfeeding and cloth diapering...btw another great site to buy from is weebunzdiapers.com...I had excellent service and quality from them.
I would love to win either book, I can't choose between them!

Lily Pad Mom said...

My favorite was your Breastfeeding and Society. I am still breastfeeding my daughter, she is two and has no plans to stop (or slow down apparently) anytime soon. I would really love to read the issue on needing a Breastfeeding Culture.

holly K said...

I liked the cold remedy page, fertility, and hyperemesis as I suffered from this both times. I would like the Depereaux. cookiecutter72@hotmail.com