Friday, January 3, 2014

Celebrating the New Year & an All New You Giveaway (US Only)

So the new year is here and I'm teaming up with Lauren Paints {a Beautiful Life} and a bunch of other bloggers to host a fun giveaway. 


It's time to Celebrate the New Year & an All New You 
with this giveaway hop hosted by LaurenPaints.com!



So what's my prize?   Glad you asked!  There's a whole hodge podge of things I like.



Here's a little bit about the prizes.

 

First up is a copy of Sarah Ban Breathnach's A Daybook of Comfort and Joy.  I wrote about how much I loved this book this past summer.  It's all about simplifying your life and being happy with what you have, but still dreaming big dreams for yourself.  It's not preachy or self righteous, but if you really read it, I guarantee it will change your outlook on life.






 

Next up is a set of three mini lined notebooks and a cinnamon scented pen from Smencils.  These are great if you're trying to get organized.  I carry a little notebook like this in my purse for keeping lists and writing reminders for myself.



Having a cup of coffee every morning is my little ritual to get my day started.  I usually brew up a cup and savor it while I read my email, check in on Facebook, and just ease into the day.  (That's one of the advantages of working predominately afternoons and evenings.  No rush-rush to get ready in the morning.)  So, I'm sending a bag of Cameron's  "African Cinnamon" coffee.  This is a company out of Shakopee, Minnesota, that a lot of the grocery stores around here sell.  I think they're pretty good.  I'm also including Dream coffee mug from my affiliate, Dayspring Cards.  The mug says, "DREAM God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine.  Ephesians 3:20", and 
on the back, "higher than a mountain, deeper than the sea, wider than the world - for the size of our dreams tells not how big we are but how big our God is."


 

And lastly, I'm all about the natural health and beauty, so I'm including a jar of my homemade sugar scrub- peppermint scented.  (If you want to make your own, you can find the instructions here.  I'm also including a bar of homemade soap that is smells great.  I didn't make it, but it was made locally.  It's oatmeal almond scented and smells great.  Both will come in handy when you need a little pampering.




Estimated retail value of this prize pack is $30.  You can enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  It's mandatory to answer the question, "What's one thing you hope to accomplish in the New Year" with  blog comment, but all other entry options are optional.  Giveaway ends January 20.   And is only open in the US, simply due to the weight of the package.  Don't worry international friends, I still love you and will do my best to include you in future giveaways.  Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond.  If there is no response after 48 hours a new winner will be drawn.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


After entering my giveaway head over to LaurenPaints.com
to enter to win the Grand Prizes,
One winner will win a $100 Visa GC 
and another will win a $50 Sephora GC!

This event will run from January 3rd {12:01 am EST} through January 20th{11:59 pm EST}
Be sure to check out all of the other giveaways below, there are some GREAT prizes included:





Are you a store or company looking to participate in this Giveaway Hop Event?
 

Contact laurenpaintsflorida@gmail.com to discuss sponsorship opportunities.


149 comments:

  1. I hope to be moving and have a teaching job.

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  2. I would like to save some money and quit using my charge cards except for emergencies, and enjoy my retirement.

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    1. I hear you Sara. I was looking through my 2013 goals. One was to loose 30 pounds. I gained about 12 instead. But, I'm hoping to end this year lighter than I started.

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  4. Get a job working with animals.

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    1. Good for you Renae! I think having a job you're passionate about is so important. I hope you find something you love.

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  5. keeping my family healthy physically and mentally

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  6. I really want to do well in grad school!

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  7. I want to finish decorating my house.

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  8. To improve my position at work, or at least getting a raise this year would be good!

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  9. I want to finish a quilt I started 8 years ago. I work full-time and have let other projects interfere with completing it.

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  10. i hope to get my craft room organized!

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  11. I want to have even more giveaways on my blog this year. So far I've scheduled 15 in January....think that might be a bit too much though!
    Dede

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    1. Wow Dede! 15 giveaways in January? When I was doing one a week in December I was getting tuckered out! Sounds like you're doing a great job going after your goal!

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  12. I started eating right and exercising back in September and as a result I have lost 23 lbs. It has been slow but my goal is to stick with it and continue to get healthy. I am 61 and want to watch my granddaughter grow up.

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    1. Kathy, What an awesome reason to get healthy! And congrats on loosing 23 pounds! That's pretty awesome!

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  13. I'd love to get in shape this new year and start eating a balanced diet.

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  14. Great giveaway, too bad I am not from the US :(

    http://www.mursway.com/

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    1. Sorry Constance! I usually do have my giveaways open worldwide, but this one would be just too expensive to ship up north. :(

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  15. I want to get in better shape.

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

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  16. I hope to accomplish having myself and my family eat more healthy food for the year

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    1. What a good goal! I try to limit my intake of processed foods and things that aren't natural. I find prepping is vital to this. If I buy a melon, I remove the peeling, and cut it up into bite size pieces when I get home otherwise I will forget about it until it's mush. I also try to cook up a big batch or rice or barley ahead of time to use in my lunches that week.

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  17. I started writing a novel over five years ago. My goal is to finish it early this year and submit it to a publisher. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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  18. I am hoping to become a little more organized

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  19. I'd love to get my house truly organized.

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  20. I hope to have the majority of our house renovated it has been difficult living out of boxes the last year and a half!!

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  21. My main goal for this year is to maintain serenity and not stress all the time.

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  22. Thanks for this great giveaway!
    I want to focus more on my (brand new, tiny) business, which I hope will help me feel more empowered and less stressed about my (lack of) employment situation. :)

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    1. I think Printcess is going to be great venture and I hope you have a super successful 2014! Can't wait to see all the amazing things you do!

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  23. I want to be more patient with my children.

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  24. Get accepted into grad school and move out of my parent's house!

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  25. I want to get back to running 12-20 miles per week!

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  26. do more writing and establish a routine

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  27. My husband is out of the country and I hope to bring him home in 2014. Thank you.

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  28. I am switching to e-cigs.
    Jennifer Rote

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  29. I am going to take back control of my life.

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    1. Good for you! I'll do really good limiting my sugar intake for a while, and then we'll have a crazy night at work and I'll hit the vending machine up for chocolate and it seems like I'm right back to the start, wanting chocolate all the time.

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    1. I coupon, but not extreme. Just buy the Sunday paper and try to watch for sales. You can really save some money if you're willing to put a little time into it. Good luck!

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  32. I would like to loose 15 pounds this year

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  33. My goal is to meditate for twenty minutes every day!

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  34. I hope to quit wasting time on people with a bad attitude toward life.

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  35. My goal this year is to reconnect with all my siblings.

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    1. Good goal! I have one brother and it seems like we have a hard time getting together and we only live an hour apart.

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  36. We are planning on buying a house this year.

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    1. Congrats! House hunting can be exhausting, but it's so exciting when you find a place and then get to put your stamp on it and decorate and paint to your liking.

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    1. I'm trying out that savings plan on pinterest where you put $1 in a jar the first week of the new year, $2 on the second, $3 the third week, and so on and so on, until the last week when you put in $52. At the end you're supposed to have $1378. That would give me a nice chunk of change for a little trip in 2014. :) We'll see if I can stick with it.

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  38. i want to create a better homeschool pla for my kids

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    1. As a past homeschooled kid, I have to say this is a great goal. You're laying the groundwork for the rest of your kids' lives, so you want to be sure it's a solid foundation. I think my mom did a great job making sure we were structured and taught well. At the time, I would have rather she been a little more lax, but I do appreciate it now. :)

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  39. I'd like to cook more at home. Healthy and cost saving too.

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    1. I think cooking at home is a great way to eat healthier and save some money! Good for you!

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  40. I usually make a list of resolutions, and break them out into manageable steps, and colorcode them, and schedule them into the calendar, and... But this year, my sole focus is on having a happy healthy baby.

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    1. Holy cow! You are one organized woman! Congrats on the coming baby! And best wishes for a happy and healthy one!

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  41. I hope to get into a Master's program this year!

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  42. I want to be healthier this year and lose weight.

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  43. lose weight stop smoking spend more time with family

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    1. All, good goals that are important to your physical and mental health! Good for you!

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  44. I would love to lose at least 20lbs in this new year...

    jodi frasier/lasher

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  45. i hope to finish my master's degree, thank you!

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  46. I really want to get our house cleaned up and put away.

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  47. My home needs an update and cleaning something awful.

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  48. I am getting my crafts/sewing room better organized so I can enjoy it more. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  49. i hope to make some new friends! (alisa)

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  50. I really hope to get more organized.

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  51. Hopefully to earn more money and lose a little weight

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  52. I plan to graduate with my MA in Marriage and Family Counseling.

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    1. Congratulations! That's exciting! I'm sure that involved lots of hard work and sacrifice!

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  53. I hope to get my home organized and rid of clutter.

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  54. I want to finish school and get a job.

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  55. I'd like to get my life on track career-wise and become healthier. :)

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  56. Same thing as always, organizing all the things, but this year I have a feasible plan in place.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

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  57. I'd love to get out more and try some new things!

    (Casie Kersey)

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  58. Have a happy baby and get settled into life with a newborn and an almost 2 year old! then back to crafting!

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  59. I'd like to do another Color Run and attend a blogger conference this year

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  60. I'd love to buy a home in the new year.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  61. I hope to lose weight.
    Nicole Carter on the form
    raventally30@aol.com

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  62. make my garden grow & get my back fixed so I can ride my horse. save more dogs, cats, & horses. make a scrappy quilt!

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  63. Get back in shape after a prolonged injury.

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  64. to get rid of clutter and start saving more money

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  65. I would like to be able to spend more time with my daughter and new grandson who live in Philadelphia

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  66. I hope to pay down some debt and to save some money

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  67. I'd love to accomplish a clean organized house for the new year.
    ginger_rose@hotmail.com

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  68. I hope to lose a little weight and to get into shape.

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  69. I would love to lose some weight.

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  70. My goal is to become more organized so I have time to begin painting again.

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  71. I would like to be more organized. I am due with baby #2 in March, and currently, there is not room for him/her, so I plan on fixing that!

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  72. I would love to finally master the art of time management :)

    Jenny Stanek
    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. I want ton save enough money to be able to possibly afford a trip to Disney world

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  74. Be fitter and healthier - stick to my exercise routine daily!

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  75. I hope to get a handle on my weight once and for all....Arg.

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  76. My goal is to take better care of my self this this year. I'm always so wrapped in being a mom that I forget about myself.

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  77. I want to get the 3rd floor of our house organized.

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  78. I hope to finish a lot of small projects this year

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  79. To exercise more wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  80. I just want to stay healthy all year. No more heart problems for me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  81. I hope to save some money this year.

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  82. I am hoping to be able to join our local gym, become more active and lose forty pounds.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  83. I will get more serious about my health.

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  84. I want to travel more!
    smartgirl848ATyahooDOTca

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  85. I want to be in the best shape of my life

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  86. Hubby and I are wanting to start going backpacking when it gets warmer weather... so I gotta get in better shape for that =)

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  87. I hope to lose about 25 pounds this year.

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  88. Cooking dinner once a month! lol

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  89. I just started a brand new business so I have hoping to get to marketing and keep at it and grow a successful business!!! Its my dream job and it doesn't feel like work

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  90. I hope to become a healthier person!

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  91. I'd like to get the house cleaned up.

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  92. I hope to accomplish paying off more debit this year.

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  93. What I'd like to accomplish is establishing and sticking to a workout routine - easier said than done with four kids! The treadmill we got for Christmas should help, though!

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  94. I would really like to focus on the positive more and simply be happy.

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  95. I hope my back heals. diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

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  96. Lose ten pounds, focus on today, take care of my mother, (just diagnosed with dementia), be more tolerant of my brother who tries to help, stay strong in the face of what lies ahead, be a great mom and wife

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  97. I would like to get into shape! I need to start taking my dog for progressively longer walks.

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  98. I'd like to get a job, and gain at least 20 pounds so I don't look like a twig.

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  99. I want to read through the entire Bible!

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  100. I want to focus more on my studying

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  101. Become stronger physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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  102. We're really hoping to pay off our debt!

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  103. I would love to pay off my student loans!

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