Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Fling Giveaway! {Open in US and Canada}


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Welcome to the Spring Fling Giveaway Hop
hosted by Lauren Paints | a beautiful life

Spring is here!

I've teamed up with a FANTASTIC group of bloggers to

celebrate the spring equinox with a giveaway hop!
After you enter my giveaway you should enter to win
$100 Kohl's Gift Card over on Lauren Paints!

Here's what I'm giving away:

It's a prize pack from affiliate Dover Publications.  I thought this giveaway would be a great way to show you some of the awesome things they have available.  You'll receive:
Total value of my giveaway is over $30!

Interested in winning?  Contest is open in US and Canada, just follow the Rafflecopter giveaway below.  And once your done with that, scroll down for more giveaways!
 

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    Check out all of the giveaways listed below:


Disclaimer: This contest will run through 4/4/2014 at 11:59 pm EST.  Please note, Lauren Paints | a beautiful life AND Chair in the Shade are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes, please contact laurenpaintsflorida@gmail.com if you have any questions or if you are interested in participating or sponsoring a future event. 


And don't forget to enter to win my Craftsy Artisan Bread Making Class giveaway by clicking this link!  Open worldwide!  

90 comments:

  1. Unfortunately I haven't done much traveling, though I've always wanted to. I'd especially love to travel to Europe. I'm from California. I have been to Key West, Florida once though and really enjoyed it there. It was quite some time ago. The only other places I've been are Lake Tahoe during the winter for the snow, Las Vegas, and a couple of hours spent in Ensenada, Mexico (which I don't really recommend)and Catalina Island when a cruise I'd been on docked there. Oh, and Yosemite more recently, which is quite beautiful. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

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    1. I watched some travel show on PBS a few months back and they were in Key West. Seems like it'd be an interesting place to visit.

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  2. Melbourne, Australia! Thanks for the chance to win!! :)

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    1. When I was in junior high, I was extremely obsessed with Australia. I was sure I wanted to move there once I was done with school. I would still like to visit though. :)

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  3. Singapore!! I went there from Bangkok and totally loved how clean it was, how the flowers smelled so amazing and how no one spits or chews gum! PS- I am a Canadian - yay!

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  4. Zermatt, Switzerland. Gorgeous with a capital G! :o)

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  5. wow looking at the amazing places everyone else has been I feel even more sheltered! I have lived in Maine my entire life, the only places I have ever been were Atlanta and Detroit!

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    1. Heather, I would love to visit Maine. I don't get out of the midwest very much. :) But I've always thought Maine has lots of natural beauty.

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  6. I think everyone should get out to Broken Bow, OK

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  7. I am from Canada and would love everyone to explore our country... east or west or north... we have so much to offer and Canadians are friendly and cheerful everywhere!!

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    1. I've been to camping in Canada as a kid, but I'd love to explore it more.

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  8. My family loves going to the cabins in TN...the lights and snow are beautiful around Christmas.

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  9. I used to live in Canada and one sight not many people seem to visit is Lynn Canyon, it's gorgeous and has a suspension bridge over some glacier water. You can see some really large waterfalls and the blue green water rushing by. There are really nice paths you can hike along and a spot to set up for picnics. There is also an area set up with the history if you're interested in that.

    - Sinister.Laura@yahoo.ca

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    1. That sounds beautiful! I'm a big fan of hiking and waterfalls, so that sounds right up my alley!

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  10. My favorite place to visit is the Grand Canyon.

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  11. Everyone should visit Denmark at least once.

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  12. Zion's national park in Utah. It's beautiful! Just don't go during the hottest part of summer. Those red rocks get HOT!

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  13. The place I enjoyed the most was Alaska in the summer.

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  14. All around Florida! Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Downtown Disney, etc. I wish I was there now! :(.

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  15. I haven't really traveled anywhere! I went to Chicago for a week and that was about it. It was awesome though!

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  16. Zion National Park in Utah :) Lots of great spots to see there :)

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  17. Wyoming is often overlooked as a beautiful place. I think b/c they run the interstate through the most barren parts, however, if you get off the beaten path there is a lot of gorgeous areas. More than the obvious and well visited Yellowstone or Devil's Tower, the lesser visited Medicine Bow National Forrest is a fine place for nature lovers.

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  18. Orlando, Florida! Walt Disney World is amazing!

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  19. I think everyone should visit the Smoky Mountains. It is a beautiful place.
    Shelia S

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  20. I don't travel much but Guatemala is beautiful and interesting.

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  21. Nowhere interesting! I'd love to go to Hawaii one day!
    -Ashley Irby

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  22. Florida, everyone should experience Florida once in their life, whether family, romantic, nature or beach lovers, you can find something to do.
    dor.turner@yahoo.com

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    1. I finished The Orchid Thief about a month ago, and a lot of it is about the history of the wetlands there (where orchids thrive), it really gave me a new view on Florida instead of just thinking it's all Disney, oranges, and Miami. :)

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  23. Bahama Islands. It is so gorgeous there
    terra j sweeps
    tradewindsbar@hotmail.com

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  24. I've always wanted to go to Italy. Maybe one day....

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  25. I think everyone should visit Puerto Rico at some point. The architecture and beaches are breathtaking.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  26. Turks and Caicos.... absolutely stunning, super-expensive though.

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  27. Not very far cause I've never flown but I have driven down to florida, across to California and up to Canada and I loved them all

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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    1. Well you've gotten far without flying! I too have never flown. But I actually love car trips, so it's okay with me.

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  28. I am not very well travelled but the Canadian Maritimes are amazing and I hope to one day visit them again

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  29. I have not done much traveling but I love Virginia beach. Very family friendly

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  30. I think London is somewhere everyone should visit.

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  31. I loved North Carolina, along the blue ridge mountain parkway, and looking glass falls and sliding rock, had so much fun on that trip

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  32. If you had the option, I would say Stuttgart, Germany. I was there while in the military for a little over a year. It's definitely worth the trip.

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  33. South Dakota - it is ruggedly beautiful.

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  34. Wow one place I think everyone should visit is definitely the Grand Canyon, take the railroad in a observation car, spend the night at the Canyon and if you can get up early and see the sunrise, or at least see the sunset it is beautiful.

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  35. Hmm, well my two favourite trips have been driving across Canada and going to Cancun, Mexico. Quebec has some great scenic and historic places to visit, same with all the Maritime provinces. PEI is really neat.

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  36. Well I haven't been a broad traveler. Mostly here in the midwest. But that doesn't mean they don't have their magical places. Such as Holland Michigan (Has the tulips and the old fashioned town), The Henry Ford museum in Michigan. Western Wisconsin, rolling beautiful hills, farm land, Amish folks, good food. Great place to camp and enjoy nature. Western Tennessee in the Land between the lakes. Gorgeous rural country.

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  37. I think I should return to Alaska. What a beautiful state!

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  38. Seriously. It is definitely worth it. Hike Harneys Peak. Drive the Needles Highway. See Mt. Rushmore. The Badlands are relatively close by, but not in the Black Hills.

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  39. I think everyone should go to Nashville at least once!

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  40. when i lived in calf the hearts castle was great went there on whim
    and then if you ike branson mo you have alot of stuff to see

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  41. I haven't really traveled much, but here in Oregon is a lot of gorgeous scenery to take in. alona y.

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  42. So many places are stunning, but I think Niagara Falls tops them all. Where else does the very ground vibrate as you get bathed in mist and soak in quirky history?

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    1. Also--I want to win this package SO bad! Have wanted to read "The Scarlett Pimpernel" forever and am a big fan of Impressionist art. Thanks for the chance!

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  43. Sydney Australia. Beautiful place.

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  44. Paris in September, truly beautiful.

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  45. London. Everyone should visit London.

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  46. I never really go anywhere but I love San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Monterey.

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  47. I think everyone should visit Vegas! It's fun for all ages! I had an absolute blast there.

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  48. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Visiting foreign cities is a great learning experience.

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  49. I think everyone should visit Belize!

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  50. Niagra Falls...it's breathtaking!

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  51. I would say San Juan Puerto Rico, it is so beautiful and the people are so friendly

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  52. I absolutely love going to North Conway, New Hampshire, any time of the year! In the summer there are some cool theme parks for kids, Story Land, Santa and Wild West. They have trails along the many rivers and streams We especially love going to the hidden caves. It is a long trail where you can go into a lot of cool caves. There are tons of outdoor sports to do including fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and so much more. There are many places where you can rent equipment. They have a really cool mini golf place called Pirate's Cove that has two courses to choose from. In the winter, you can go skiing, skating, sledding, etc. To top it all off, shopping is tax free in New Hampshire. They also have the cheapest liquor of any State! The restaurants are great too. They have chains like Applebee's and 99 and many local restaurants with outstanding food. For accommodations, I recommend either the Comfort Inn at Pirate's Cove, or my personal favorite, Residence Inn by Marriott. Please consider going. You will not be disappointed!

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  53. For US citizens, it would be Washington D.C. But, I think everyone should visit their own national capitol.

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  54. I won a trip to Seattle a couple years ago I think everybody should try to make it there its awesome!

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  55. I think everyone (especially if you live in the north) should go to the south of Florida in the middle of winter. it is wonderful!

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  56. I think everyone should go to the Grand Canyon!

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  57. Waterville, ME!!

    Jenny Stanek
    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. the adirondack mountains of new york

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  59. Whistler, BC
    aka midgeknows@rogers.com

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  60. I would love to go to el salvador that is my dream, my husband is from there, but everyone should go to vegas!!

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  61. I think everyone should visit Hampshire in the uk at least once

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  62. I live in the Pacific NW. Crater lake is magnificent! And it's completely surrounded by more great geologic features.

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  63. Thailand, but both the big city where all the money is, and the little villages that'll make you appreciate what you have.

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  64. Haven't traveled much but everyone should go to the NC coast.

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  65. I think that everyone should go to the Rocky Mountains in Canada. They are beautiful.

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  66. Go down to Chincoteague VA for the wild pony swim

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  67. For sure Munich Germany beautiful buildings amazing food

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  68. Unfortunately, I have never been anywhere. I have always wanted to go to Australia.

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  69. Wiesbaden, Germany. I loved it when I went there.

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  70. tanzania. the kindest people in the world and the most beautiful colors you'll ever see

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  71. Ireland. It is incredibly beautiful and serene.

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