Sunday, August 10, 2008

Amazing GIVEAWAY!!! Basket Full of LUSH Products!

I've been thinking about my relationship with my blog lately. We've been getting along well and enjoying each other. Having a lot of fun--nothing too intense. But I've decided that it's time to take my bloggy relationship to the "next level." I'm feeling more serious about him (I guess it's a him?) and I decided I'm not comfortable with the status quo.

I love the readers that have found me and that read and comment loyally--but I'm feeling greedy and I want more! I'm kind of amazed at so many of the blogs I see that have zillions of comments--how is it happening!? I'm not really sure?

But I decided that my first step is to have a really fun and exciting giveaway!

Have you heard of LUSH bath products? They are my absolute favorite! The scents are amazing and different and each one looks like a little work of art! So I went out today and put a beautiful basket-full of stuff together (while I was buying a few things for myself!) that I'm going to give away to one lucky reader! I will also have two "runner up" gifts!

Check out the basket:
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It has:
One "Think Pink" bath bomb. I use this one a lot--its scents are vanilla and lavender and it makes your skin super soft.


"Big Blue" bath bomb--smells very fresh and clean and turns the bathwater a beautiful aqua blue. This is my son, Patrick's, favorite.

"Butterfly" bath bomb: This one is Gooser's favorite. It smells so good in the bath and releases flower petals and little butterflies!


"Honeybee" bath bomb: I LOVE this one! It smells like honey and toffee and it's very calming.
"Rock Star" soap! This is my favorite soap because I like feeling like a rock star, plus I love pink. This one has a sweet, bubblegummy fragrance--but in a good way!
"Sexy Peel" soap. This one is very citrusy--see the little pieces of lemon peel and stuff in it? Very refreshing!
"Honey I Washed the Kids" soap. This was the first LUSH soap I ever tried and I adore it. It smells like honey--but even better. I'm addicted to it!
"Creamy Candy" bubble bar. These bubble bars are the best thing ever! You crumble them into the tub as you're running the water and they make copious amounts of bubbles. This one smells sugary and I love it.

"Ma" bubble bar. This one is like chocolate and toffee! OMG!!

And last, but not least: "The Comforter" bubble bar. This one is sort of like berries and cream. Plus it's huge so you could break it in half and use it for two baths! Whew! That's a lot! About $100 worth of stuff. And the two runners-up will each get a bubble bar and a bath bomb.

Here's how this will go down: Leave a comment here and you will be entered in the giveaway.

Now, in order to "drum up business" I'm going to give a few other options for increasing your number of entries. Let me just interject here that I feel a little uneasy about doing this--I don't like the idea of "bribing" people to "like" my blog--so please, only do this part if you really want to!

--If you mention my blog/ this giveaway in your blog and link back--you get FIVE extra entries (please make sure you let me know!).

--If you add this cute little tag to your side bar (that my friend Andrea made--thank you, Andrea!) you get another FIVE entries.

If you want to use the graphic--please copy this code: here **Sorry--my code link isn't working at the moment--hopefully it will fix itself later!

& paste it into the HTML box of your SIDEBAR.

--If I am already on your blogroll or if you add me to your blogroll--you will get TWENTY entries (again, please let me know).

If you do everything, that's 31 entries! Pretty good!

I will leave the giveaway open for two weeks. Entries will be closed August 24 at 5 p.m. (Central Time). The winners will be announced on Monday, August 25 in the morning. I'll do a video of the kids pulling the names out of hat--or something resembling a hat! Be sure to check back and see if you're the winner.

Thanks for playing and GOOD LUCK!!!!
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154 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

Way...cool you have cheered me up! I am just thankful I don't have to sleep with anyone...the mister wouldn't like that! Okay...I off do my deeds.

Kendrawolf said...

Oooh! Enter me. I also added the bar AND you are in my blogroll (have been for over a month I believe.) That stuff looks so good! I love baths!!!!

Kenzie☺ said...

Enter Me too! I Just checked out your blog! It's Pretty awesome

Ronda's Rants said...

PS..You are already in my blog roll and I like you the best!!

Kelly said...

I'm here to help you on your mission (plus the basket you made is fantabulous!!)
So put me down for 31 entries...I'm an overachiever today! (I'm mentioning the contest, putting up the button, and you're already on my blog roll).
Good luck to you on your mission adn good luck to me in the contest!!

Lori said...

Ooooh! I'm going to get 31 entries too!

There isn't anything in the rules about not eating the prizes, is there?

shepherdsgrace said...

Hello, my 40th is today if that gives me an extra weight at this shin dig...smile...I also have 4 daughters and 1 son...double smile...

have a great day!

Andrea said...

they look awesome! i am officially 'entering' lol! i added you to both blog rolls, and gave you your own post on each! lol!

Andrea said...

oh, and i added the link too!

{Anissa} said...

I'm ready -- I'm adding you to my blog roll and putting your button on my site. Love all the bath stuff. So Enter Me please!

amelia bedelia said...

Great giveaway!!! You are already on my blog roll!! I need a relaxing bath!!

Sunshine said...

Okay, I SWEAR I didn't know you were doing a giveaway today. It is a major (lovely) coincidence that I just gave you an award over at "my place". I swear! I was totally talking about you (in a "kick ass" sort of way) BEFORE I knew about all your goodies over here! That is fate, sister...fate. I'm just saying...

But since I'm here...PLEASE enter me.

Don't forget to go over and get your award over at my place. :)

jjsweep said...

What a great giveaway, I'd love to win it. Thanks for offering it!

Hippie Family... said...

I'm not sure if I want a bath or an ice cream now!!
how fun... I'm in!

Mommie Mayhem said...

Very cool!!

ann said...

Awesome yummy looking products - great visual - awfully enticing.

Tami said...

YAY!!! I Am sooooo excited about this giveaway.

I posted about it, I added the tag to my sidebar, AND you are already on my blogroll!!!!

Heather said...

HOLY SMOKES I love love love Lush products. The bath bombs are my FAVORITE!!! What a very generous giveaway!! I'm adding your button!

quitecontrary1977 said...

i'm doin everything here:http://giveawaycorral.blogspot.com blogging,blog listing and buttoning!

Lyssa said...

Alright, phew, where do I start? I'll be doing everything to get entries :) You have a fun blog!! It's a great atmosphere!

Lyssa said...

Ok I should have mentioned this on my post just barely but I added you on my blogroll, put your button on my blog and posted about your givewaway..I believe that's 31 entries! Thanks!
stufflyssamakes.blogspot.com

justjuli said...

What a great giveaway! I discovered LUSH just before St Patrick's day - and have been addicted ever since. I can't imagine going back to my old shampoo (I use Goddess shampoo bar), or living without my Buffy the Backside Slayer bar. :0)

Since I'm a button retard apparently - I can't add that to my site.... But I'm going for the other extra points.

I look forward to reading more from you!

forgetfulone said...

Wow! I absolutely love bath stuff. Please enter me. And I'm adding you to my blogroll via Bloglines. I hope I get extra entries for that! Looking foward to reading more of your posts.

Cassie said...

WOW! I LOVE Lush products SO much! I got addicted when I lived in Europe for awhile. Now I have to order it off-line, but it's just not the same as being able to walk into the store and smell everything.

I'm adding the button to my sidebar and you to my blogroll!

Heather said...

Hi, I've never been here before but noticed a comment on the Mindless Junque blog so I thought I'd check you out. And hey I might as well do all the other things so I can win these goodies. YEA!!! :)

The Blaisdell Family said...

WOW!! What an awesome giveaway!! Also what great chances!!!

I have done it all:

1. posted/linked you on my blog: www.becauseiwastaughttoshare.blogspot.com

2. I added your linky

3. I added you to my blogroll

4. I left a comment

SO SIGN ME UP 31 TIMES PLEASE!! How exciting. Thanks for doing this!!!

natalie said...

I LOVE LUSH! It is kinda pricey though so I have only bought it a few times.
I posted an entry about this giveaway and added the html on my sidebar at my blog: http://austinmoms.blogspot.com/
So 11 entries for me. :)

jessleigh said...

I hope I win this great giveaway! Thanks! I love bath products!

Amy said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. I loved your blog before. I am adding you to my blogroll and putting your cute little button on.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi there! What a fun give-away. I have added you to my blog roll, added the clown tag, and created a post about your give-away. Of course, I'm hoping I'M the lucky winner of the basket of Lush products!!(smiles)

Mary said...

Sounds like a great giveaway! I'm in. I have added your widget to my blog as well.

Insane Mama said...

I'm in I love LUSH, adding you to my blog roll now.

MandieGirl said...

wowza...I *heart* LUSH, and I don't have one near me....thanks for the chance. I'm off to add you to my blogroll and post a lil' tidbit. :)

Ruth said...

Oh, what a great idea! I love bath-y stuff.

Brittany said...

Damn 34 comments, look at you girl! That is a great giveaway!

samsakara said...

What a great giveaway!

I posted the contest on my blog here
http://samsakara.blogspot.com/2008/08/contest_10.html

Plus I added the button to my sidebar

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Oh, please enter me in the drawing! I would love to win this awesome Lush basket! Thanks for having such a generous giveaway!

xo
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Oh, LUSH is awesome! Please enter me!

hime [at] alloymail [dot] com

Teresa said...

I am going to try to comment a different way....I have left a bunch but they never show up!!! I'm giving up on my google/blogger id!

Hope this works. I already have a link to your blog on mine :) I will try the graphic when I'm not so sleep deprived.

Teresa

Jennifer said...

Teresa--shoot me an email so I know how to reach you. Are you "my" Teresa? LOL! The one I know?

i am very mary said...

I'll try my luck with the single entry, but what a fun giveaway! Thank you!

AR said...

sounds like some neat products, I'll mention the contest, added you to my blogroll, and linked the button to your blog. too cool!

Z's Mom said...

Jennifer, this giveaway is awesome! Pick me, pick me!

Ok, lets see....this giveaway is in my post for today, I added your cute little button to my sidebar, and you are already on my blogroll...and this is my comment.

Did I mention, pick me already? :)

Brenda said...

I am SO in! You are already on my blogroll and I'm doing the mention & sidebar now! Look out Ronda, this one's mine!

Brenda said...

Oh, by the way, bribery totally works with me (although you don't have to bribe me to visit your awesome blog!)

Jen/michmomma said...

Enter me, please. Love your blog Jen! :D

bookworm said...

I love bath stuff, this looks awesome! Thank you so much for giving it away, I'd love to win it!

Leisa said...

WOWSA, this is great fun. Bath products are my favorite thing ever. Enter me, pick me!!

Bunny B said...

Ooooo... I love LUSH!!! I wanna win!! Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

I've blogged for 5 entries! Woohoo!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

You're on my blogroll for 20 entries! Woot!!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

And finally, I've your cute button on my sidebar too!

Hope I've all 31 entries! Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Jen said...

Wow! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

torinem said...

Wow, great giveaway! I added you to my blogroll!

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

What a fun giveaway! I added you to my blogroll (and my reader, for what it's worth, ha ha), I'm adding your button to my blog, and I'm going to give you a shoutout but it'll probably be tomorrow-ish.

thotlady said...

Great give-a-way. I will try to post on my site tomorrow. Will let you know.

I came over from SITS. I agree with you I want to increase my readership, but haven't quite figured out how yet. I am new to blogging.

thotlady said...

I have put your button in my sidebar.

Good luck!

Sherri - KaysvilleMomma said...

Awesome stuff!!! I am looking forward to reading your story!

Stephanie, Phil, Kayla, Logan & Alex said...

What a fun blog please enter me! I followed the link to your blog through Ronda's Rants. I've put you in my favorites

Sprite's Keeper said...

Wow, getting clean and smelling good at the same time? Sign me up!

Doreen said...

Ohhh la la!! I've never tried Lush but the Shoppe sounds fantastic!! Yum! ;)

Doreen said...

I have your button on my bloggy!

Candice said...

What fun products! Add me in!

Doreen said...

Blogged ya too: http://doreens-scrap-wonderland.blogspot.com/2008/08/basket-of-lush-products-giveaway.html

Doreen said...

I have you on my Blogroll too! :) So, 31 entries total!

CaraBee said...

Super cool basket of goodies! You know I love the Fun House so I'm not just here for the swag, but I wouldn't mind winning! *smiles*

Hippie Family... said...

Hi-I never saw you stop by my site so I want to make sure I am still in the contest.. :D
thanks! Were too excited we hope we win!

BrineS said...

SWEET! Love LUSH! I put your button in my sidebar and I posted your contest here:

http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/joyful-finds/

dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

Amy said...

This is my first time to your blog...very nice job!! I'm excited to be entered in your giveaway as I've never heard of "Lush" before, but looks amazing!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love lush! Pop on over to my blog giveaway too!

Kori said...

So Ok after this lovely comment I should be good for my 31 entries.

Posted comment - Check
Button in sidebar - Check
Posted about contest - Check
Added to Blog Roll - Check

Whoo Hoo I'm excied and love your blog by the way. Been reading for a while now but have never commented until now.

Krystyn said...

Cool! I found you via Kori. I'll play...I guess this is for my first entry. I'll have to work on the others.

miseducatedchik said...

http://blogs.experienceproject.com/blogs.php

This is my blog I added a comment and link with your image link as well. I love the blog its so haute couture LOL...Toodles

Kori said...

You are totally kidding, right? About your lack of traffic? I think I average 10 comments a day. And since I am a gambler by nature, I am just commenting the once and hoping. I want the basket, I need the basket, the basket is callling my name...and in the next two weeks, I will come back and read some of yout other stuff to make sure you are blogroll worthy before I do that, LOL.

Teresa said...

I figured it out! It was my dumb a** that wasn't hitting 'publish this comment'. I guess I never saw it :)

So how many Teresa's do you know?

layla said...

These Lush bath products look very tasty:) Yum. Great blog!
laylarenee[at]cfl.rr.com

Aimee said...

looks sooooo good ;) thanks for the chance to win

miss bliss said...

fun giveaway...thanks!

Samantha said...

Ok, that is 31 entries for me! Great giveaway! Check mine out if you would like a bunch of coupons!

anna j said...

Count me in on the fun . . . LUSH products are fabulous :-)
anna

pam said...

Oh my gosh, those products look wonderful, yummy in fact. Thanks.

pam said...

I'm subscribing to your blog. Thanks so much.

JS Hess said...

Wow!! Thanks for the chance. I've only tried one Lush product. Thanks! :)
wishbone317@yahoo.com

hayley said...

sounds fun. count me in. too bad i don't have my own blog yet. i hope i'm lucky and get my one chance at winning. where do you get these bath products?

letters to elijah said...

Thanks for the chance!
Your blog looks like so much fun!

(how many extra entries do I get if you come to my blog..hehe)

Stacy said...

If I won this I would have a great excuse to relax and take a bath.
hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

HaddockTeacher said...

How fun! I've done all of the required thingies to get my maximum number of thingies to win the FAB prize! I really, REALLY need to win the LUSH basket. I am in major need of some relaxation! I never ever win... I seem to give everyone else the chance! :)

RobinBirdsNest said...

Can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading your blog. so glad to have found it! I have added you to my blogroll and look forward to visiting again.
Please enter me in your giveaway. It all sounds so yummy!
Thanks!
www.robinbirdsnest.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

Hey Jen! I wrote about your blog/added you blinkie to my blog and I added you to my blogroll :)

Sara said...

i'll take my chances and roll the dice once!

robin dudley-howes said...

Hi
I saw your blog art on another blog and was intrigued by the circus ( i think I have been a carnival act in past lives)and I had to see what you were about. And there's a give away..cool! By the way, any women who has more than one child is SUPER Woman to me!

blessings
Robin

Jo-Jo said...

You have an awesome blog! Not only am I adding your widget, I am mentioning you and adding you to my blog roll! Love it!

Patricia said...

Please pick me, I would love to win this. I really like long, soothing baths.

KMG852 said...

This is awesome, I love LUSH products but they don't sell them in New Orleans.

wooby3 said...

I love Lush!!!

Betty N said...

This is my first time visiting your blog. What a great giveaway!

Paige said...

Oooh, I would love to enter for all that yummy goodness.

SGM said...

DUDE, I am totally winning this. I'm adding you to my blogroll!

furygirl3132 said...

I do indeed love your blog! This is a great giveaway and would make bathtime fun! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Eloise
furygirl3132@comcast.net

JulieMc said...

Hey!! Love your blog! Got the link from AR for your contest! Sign me up 31 times, I left a comment, mentioned it in my blog, posted the link and added you to my blogroll!!!
We have a bearded dragon, too!!!

judybrittle said...

Love this stuff. Thank you so much!

completelyme said...

This would be a fabulous win! Thanks for the opportunity!

Trisha said...

LUSH has the best products! Always innovative. Graet prize.

coriwestphal said...

This isn't bribery at all. I love contests like this that bring me to new and exciting blogs. Thanks for the great contest!

Carolsue said...

I love LUSH! Wow! What a wonderful prize! Following are posts of what I did to earn more chances to win!
digicat AT sbcglobal.net

Carolsue said...

I blogged your contest here.
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/08/fun-house-enter-by-824-to-win-big.html

digicat AT sbcglobal.net

Carolsue said...

And I added your button to my blog:
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/

digicat AND sbcglobal.net

yyeres said...

thanks for the giveaway

fivewinks said...

I don't have a blog so here is my one and only entry. It takes just one to win, right?? Well anyway, thanks for the chance.
fivewinks (at) cox (dot) net

sarah said...

wow...that is some neat stuff. are you sure they are bath products and not candy??

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Kristine Michelle said...

I love Lush. Just discovered their Shampoo Bars and love them!
I put your button on my blog, too!
http://kristysstuff.blogspot.com/

BusyMom said...

Would love this for my husband and girls. He works nights in warehouse and enjoys his morning soaks.

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jefftexas said...

Lush has the best products! Thank you for the chance to win! Good luck everyone-Jeff

siddons69 said...

i really want this for the selfish me

blueviolet said...

I'd love to pamper myself with these delights! Yum!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Dee said...

Great fun idea! I think I did everything you asked of us. Are you posting OS if a non US blogger wins????? if not, I am sure the winner could find a deserving US blogger to "pass it on".

Mama's Losin' It said...

I think second place should get something you make out of blown glass...

Candid Carrie said...

Well, dip me in soap and color me happy ;)

PhatMom said...

I don't take baths. Just wanted to show you some comment love. :) I like your bloggy layout!

Belle said...

Oh DEFINITELY, I can be bribed! After moving two kids out of the house in two weeks I NEED that basket of Lush heaven. I'll get you on the blogroll right now and post the button AND mention it in my blog tomorrow.

Belle said...

ok....blogroll- CHECK
button added- CHECK
comment- CHECK

Ann said...

Your blog is wonderful!
I absolutely love the design. It reminds me of some cards I found depicting the Edwardian Circus. (I just had to frame them. I couldn't give them away!)
So, I'm off to mention you in my blog. Add the button on my side bar and put you in my blog roll.
I'm so glad I found you!!!

Kim F. in Portland said...

I love LUSH products! Yay! Wish I had a blog up to enter more, but alas, no more...
Found you through my cousin Ann's blog.
You are amazing -- 4 boys and 1 girl! How do you do it all?
I will mark you as a favorite.

Jamie said...

I LOVE Lush and would LOVE to win this!!!

Shannon said...

Ok, I finally got around to mentioning your contest on my blog! Better late than never, huh?

So that will be 31 entries for me... here is my comment, I've mentioned the contest & linked back here, the button is on my sidebar and you've been on my blog roll for awhile now! :)

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds so cool! Please enter me. Thanks for doing this giveaway.
ayancey@dishmail.net

Sulane said...

That bath stuff looks amazing, good enough to eat!

Annie said...

*gasp*..... *drool* Enter me too!

Margaret said...

I love your blog!! I added you to my blogroll and I'm mentioning your contest--that's another 25 entries besides this one. I can't figure out how to get the html code for the button (the link isn't showing me any code!), otherwise I'd do that, too! Thanks and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!! :)

BusyMom said...

I love the basket. Please enter me.

purango said...

I love these products. Hope I win. garrettsambo@aol.com

Miss Serenity said...

Ooooh. I would *love* to win this basket!! I've blogged about this giveaway with a link to your blog, so put me down for 6 entries! You can contact me if I win on my blog.

Thanks so much for putting together this great giveaway! I know, I would love to have a million comments on my posts, too. :)

Serenity

Nikki said...

I just happened upon your blog today and I have to say I love it!
Give Away or not!!!!

It is so fun :)

I would be happy to use the button! What a great addition to my page it would be!

kamewh said...

These look like great products!! Thank you for the giveaway!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I have always wanted to try LUSH but never have been able to!

I should be entered 20 times. Why you ask? Cause I am DEATHLY afraid of clowns and I braved them to come here! ~shudders~

Mindy
princessandthebeads@gmail.com

Laurenwoods17 said...

Fun! I LOVE Lush products and I haven't seen them since I left DC.

Susan said...

Great stuff! Thanks! I'm adding you to my blogroll!

Emilie said...

I love bath stuff, so do my girls and HUSBAND! I hope I win!

Brenda S. said...

Great giveaway! I need a relaxing bath!!
Thank you.

princessesindisguise said...

Oh, I love baths! This would be great to win - count me in!
~Stephanie
princessesindisguise(at)yahoo(dot)com

AmandaSue said...

Neat giveaway! I think "The Comforter" bubble bar sounds great, and I could use a nice soothing bath!

Buki Family said...

Love your site and the lush-ous giveaway!

Audrey B said...

I love your blog and would love to help you in your cause, but no blog so I'll just mention your site to all my friends. Thanks for a great giveaway, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jackie B. said...

WoW! What an amazing basketful of goodies.One of my favorite kind of goodies too. It would feel like heaven if I won!

Heather said...

What an awesome lush pack! Bribe away, too! If I blogged, I'd be all over that. :-)

Samantha P said...

oh man! all this stuff looks sooo amazing!

Hetal said...

really great products..I don't have a blog but I will mention this to friends.

herry123_us@live.com

Sylvia P said...

all this stuff would be so great to win! thanks!

Patricia said...

Enter me, please. I would love something for a nice soothing bath.

noble pig said...

Yeah for the giveaway!

klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

Theresa N. said...

That's some great products.
theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

kaylee8 said...

What a great basketful of Lush products! I would really enjoy each and everyone of these!