Wednesday, January 28, 2009

First Post and 2 Giveaways!

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Thanks for coming to my blog! I know this is my first post ever but I wanted to join the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival! Visit for more wonderful giveaways! I was #1256 to enter! Wow!

Giveaway #1: A 3 Piece Kitchen Towel Set

Giveaway #2: Borba Mangosteen Linen, Face, and Body Revitalizing Mist

Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment with ideas for blog topics since I'm new to this! (Comments that do not answer this question will be deleted). Also, let me know which giveaway you would like to enter (3 Piece Towel Set or Borba Atomizer)

2) I will cover shipping costs. US only

3) This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. Central time on Friday, January 30th, 2009. The winners will be selected on January 31st. I will contact the two winners that same day by email. If I don't hear from you by February 4th, I'll choose a new winner.

4) If you are not a blogger, please leave an email address. Anonymous comments will be deleted. Good luck!


  1. Wow! Brand new blog - maybe you could talk about housewifey issues like cooking. I'd love the towel set. Mine are more than 10 years old and in rags.
    Pretty template.

  2. OOoh. Those kitchen towels are cute!

    Why not blog about answering the eternal question, What's for dinner?!?

  3. Tell us how you run your home, as in how you keep up with everything.

    I am going for the towels.

  4. i love those teatowels! they would look great in my kitchen. moneysaving ideas would be what i was looking for!

  5. Wow! I could use new towels! As for subjects, I like to go with a few stock subjects each week like Works for Me Wednesday. I have my own on Tuesdays, kind of a venting day, called Tales from the Trenches. It started as a vent on behind the retail counter stories, but I've been able to vent about other things too!

    Thank you so much!

  6. How about grocery savings tips :)

    I'd love to win those kitchen towels.

    Thankx for the opportunity!


  7. You could blog about your favorite things - book, movie, snack, shoes, car, etc. Include lots of pictures!!

    I like the tea towels. :) Thank you!

  8. such nice looking towels! would love to win :)

  9. Love the towels. I want recipes! The more you post, the better, maybe even have a contest so people give their best ones for you to post. I especially love slow cooker recipes.

  10. Do you do any home decorating or crafting? Those are fun ideas to inspire your readers.


  11. First off, welcome to the world of blogging! I have been at this for 10 years, and it's so much fun. You'll be a pro in no time! I would love to see you do some product reviews, I'd love to see you showcase some of your likes and dislikes, household tips and cool sales would be wonderful also. Most importantly, just be yourself, and have fun! :)

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

    PS. I would love the Borba atomizer.

  12. It is nice to see good news, so how about What random act of kindness did you do ro receive.

    also locals know all the great secret places to eat and visit. what is yours? Disney World is holiday season visit the hotels and not the theme parks. See all the LARGE ginger-bread and candy structures. See the giant trees. Each hotel is different. All for free.

  13. Love the kitchen towel set...I am always interested in ways to save money -coupons, freebies,etc.

  14. I'd love to win the towels.
    What to blog about? Well, if you have kids - I'd say stories of the funny things they do. If not kids, tips on staying organized.

  15. I would love the Atomizer. As for topics - I am obsessed with saving money - tell us how you do it! summe21 at

  16. I love the atomizer!

    I would blog about events that have helped your marriage be stronger. Or tips to help a marriage.

    thanks !!!

  17. I think a good topic might be how you keep things organized and maybe some low cost meals

  18. Thank you for having this!
    I would love to win. I love to read about recipes from home. They are my favorite as I am always searching for really good and tried and true recipes. I would love to win the towels
    Thank you

  19. well, how about a post about why, of all things, you decided to debut your blog with a giveaway of towels?

  20. some of your inner talents that most people do not know about and i would like to try for the towels thanks for the giveaway

  21. Tell us about your hobbies. Tell us about unique experiences that have taught you things. Those towels are adorable by the way.

  22. Where you get ideas for what to serve for dinner. (I have the hardest time coming up with dinner)>

  23. Tell us about your ways of relaxing, how to cut corners to give you extra minutes for relaxing, or a way you have found to be able to tune out everyday stress. I think we are all looking for things to do with this subject.

  24. I love the towels they are adorable. I would like to see an article on saving money while entertaining the family.

  25. I just signed up as your first follower:) I would love to win the towels, they look so nice. We just redid our kitchen so I can really use new towels. Maybe write about things you like to do with your family or decorative ideas. Good luck with your blog!!

  26. OK, I think this is my 5th time trying to leave a comment! Tell about things you do well, like to do or recipes you like. When people comment you will get more direction.

    peggie dot loden at gmail dot com

  27. I would like to win the first contest. I like posts about recipes and meal planning, and also funny posts about your kids (if you have them.)

  28. I would like to enter for the towel set

    Hmm you should talk about T.V and movies who doesn't like those? hehe

  29. can you do posts like best 5 finds under $5.00 (or whatever amount you choose).

    You can also just randomly choose items or get suggestions from readers for you to do a product review.

    I'm having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year.

    i'd love the towel set -- Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

  30. You can talk on anything interesting happening in your life .

    I would choose the 3-piece towel set.

  31. just say what you feel- how your day is going- you found

    3 piece towel

  32. Congratulations on your first giveaway. I am having my first as well. (Tiny Prints) I think you need to pick things you enjoy and build on that. Do you like to cook/eat? lol (recipes) Do you have children? (tips for tots)


  33. I'd choose the towels!

    Recipes are always great blogging material if you cook. So are crafts- people love to see before/after cleanup pics, scrapbooking ideas, and knitting type projects if you're able to do those!

  34. Topics:
    Solutions to common household problems
    Beauty tips
    You could do reviews

  35. I'm always looking for recipe ideas, tips on organization, coupons and great sales, crafts, decorating tips, and saving money.
    I love the towels. Mine are looking sad and my kitchen could use something new!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  36. I'm always looking for easy recipes and products that make my life easier.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  37. I have found that people really like it when you talk about yourself or your family, just the goingons about your house and your life and such. :) And if I won I would love the Borba Mangosteen Linen, Face, and Body Revitalizing Mist. :)


  38. I think you should write about money saving tips, thanks for the giveaway! Oh yeah, I would like to win the towels!


  39. I would love to have the set of kitchen towels. I am in desperate need of new ones as the ones I currently use have been in use since we got married (over 12 years ago)!!

  40. Welcome to the world of blogging. I would love to see recycling tips. I would love to win the 3 Towel Set.

  41. I love anything about better orginizing tips!

    Thanks so much for the AWEsome give-oh-way! audrajjensen(at)msn(dot)com

  42. I always enjoy seeing topics like homemaking and how to make it more enjoyable :)

    I would prefer the towel set.

    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

  43. If I was to win, I'd like the Borba Atomizer.

    What makes you happy? What's your passion? What re you hobbies? What's the best dish you can prepare? What's been your biggest challenge? I say write about it all.

    We read other's blogs in an effort to connect with others. Whether it's to see what they're making for dinner, or seeing how they handled a situation. Have fun blogging!

  44. I love the towel set! I would blog about your day,your favorite things,pictures are always good!

  45. I am new at blogging also talk about what you like con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  46. I would love to enter for the towels! Mine are a little shall we say...grungy??

  47. 1. I would love the 3 piece towel set!
    2. Topics:
    Things you're good at
    or not
    Things that interest you
    or not
    Things that inspire you
    or not
    You get the idea, I bet! Good luck!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  48. Blog about what you enjoy, don't force it.

  49. Borba
    Money saving tips, Deals, whatever you feel like?
    KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

  50. I'd love to see a blog topic offering ways to help organize a very cluttered mind! There never seems to be enough time in the day. In fact, just a few minutes ago I was having lunch and now it's after Midnight. How the heck did that happen? *LOL

    I'm entering for the kitchen towel set.

  51. It depends on your interests. Anecdotes are good. Experiences with a new hobby? Failed recipe attempts? The new scheme for your soon to be renovated bathroom? Reviews of your favorite products... it's all up to you.
    PS- I'd like the mist.

  52. People seem to like product reviews. Thanks. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

  53. I would love to win the towels, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

  54. i like the towels!
    and I'd like to see recipes with pictures!

  55. Hi and welcome to blogland! Some topics you might want to explore on your blog-
    family life
    pet peeves
    favorite foods
    favorite clothing line
    shopping with coupons and saving
    crafts and crafting
    The joys of Baking
    Favorite places like cafes, coffee shops, online sites, clothing stores, tatoo shops, eateries, Quiet places to reflect, spa, entertainment, for sporting events, concerts, for vacationing, etc.
    please enter me.

  56. Since your blog is titled ramblings of a housewife, I'd love to see cleaning tips, cooking tips, parenting tips and frugal tips. I love to learn so rotating topics on these things would be great.

  57. You could blog about your favorite shows, parenting/cleaning tips, shopping deals, your goals, annoying in-laws :p.

    I'm going for the Borba Atomizer.


  58. I'd love to win the towel set.
    Topics to blog about:
    -favorite/least favorite thing about being a housewife (to explain your title)
    -if you could meet any one famous housewife in history/t.v. land, who and why?

  59. People want to get to know you, your family, your interests, everything you want to share.
    Think I would go for the dishtowels.

  60. I think in this economy we are all looking for ways to save money or bring in more income. Why not investigate home businesses. I know I would love to have a small income in addition to my job.
    Oh, and if I happen to win I would love the tea towels. They are very pretty.

  61. My favorite types of blog posts are about freebies, sales, how to save money and reviews of new products. I would love to win the Borba. Thanks!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com