10/29/10

Giveaway: blogiversary style!

Time to celebrate this blog's first year anniversary (a blogiversary!) with a giveaway full of happiness!
I contacted my local artisans & peeps to see if they'd like to partake in this big day, and they all said Yes! This is good news for you, 'cause it means you get some pretty awesome swag!


The big first prize includes:


But wait! Just one prize won't do! I think a second goodie bag is in order:

The second prize includes:
  • a tote bag by the lovely mygirlthursday made with green & pink happy floral vintage fabric
  • gold dress & balloons embroidered art by the delightful luckyjackson
  • a small journal & 2 Christmas cards by kickass letterpress artist jacksoncreekpress

Perfect to keep or to give as gifts (Christmas is coming!). A little something extra will be added to BOTH prize packs. Shhh. It's a secret!

How to enter, you ask? It's simple!
  • Be a tea & chickadees follower and Leave a comment, letting me know that one little thing that always makes you happy.
I'm on twitter, as @buttercupcaren, so feel free to spread the word about this giveaway there!

Giveaway is open for international entries, 'cause I don't believe in borders. :)

Contest ends November 1st!
Good luck, my little chickadees...
~Caren
p.s. if you've been following me a while, then you'll notice lots of changes around here - new name (not Buttercupped any more!), new look, new domain (teachickadees.com) - but it's all still the same inside. :)

51 comments:

  1. Nice new site, blog and giveaway Caren!!

    One small thing that makes me smile are the sound of giggling - its so contagious!!

    Alana

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  2. Congrats on your new domain name! I love it! Your Etsy shop is so cute...would love to win that gift card! *wink wink* hehe. Something that always makes me happy: fresh cut flowers (especially dahlias and irises) :o)

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  3. Happy Blogiversary!! One thing that always makes me happy is when my cat jumps into my lap and curls up and falls asleep. SO sweet!!

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  4. happy blogiversary! My family makes me happy!

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  5. Ditto to everyone before me! If I must be original, having clean crisp sheets to sleep between makes me happy. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

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  6. Love it! Such a neat and thoughtful giveaway-
    Well I follow you- so please count me in-
    and one thing that makes me happy- COFFEE.

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  7. happy blogiversary! it's a wonderful accomplishment and i hope you feel very proud of your work. <3

    i am so excited about all of the new stuff around here.

    the giveaway delights are so beautiful!

    a thing that always makes me happy: going to a coffee shop with a friend.

    xoxo

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  8. Happy blogiversary!


    a few little things that makes me happy: smooth legs, hot chocolate, and a nice book.

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  9. Oh, this is such a darling little blog, I am so pleased to have found it!

    One thing that makes me happy:
    Words. I know it might not be classified as a 'thing', but I think they are so beautiful. Words upon words upon words, strung together by candlelight. So very dear to my heart.

    Love, Athena. xxx

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  10. Yay! What a beautiful collection of goodies! I love the embroidery pieces, so lovely.

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  11. Happy blogiversary!!
    I'm a follower. :)
    one little thing that makes me happy: the feel of wool on my knitting needles!

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  12. what a cute and exciting giveaway! i'm following, and about to tweet it ;) (blueberryshoes)
    what makes me happy?
    my cup of coffee in the morning, and daydreaming about cuddles with my hubby in our cozy bed :D

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  13. Such lovely prizes...happy blogiversary!

    One of the things that always makes me happy is my toddler daughter, laughing and telling stories.

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  14. Wow, love your prizes. Great store. Seeing my son smile always makes me happy. But hey, anything can bring a smile to my face. Just need the right frame of mind.

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  15. my little puppy! no matter what kind of day i've had, when i get home and see his little face galloping up to me - it makes me laugh :)

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  16. great giveaway! happy blogiversary!the little thing that makes me happy is watching my puppy eat. she has an under bite and it's just so cute!

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  17. These are fabulous prizes! One thing that makes me happy is a crisp Autumn day with leaves swirling around in the air.

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  18. Amazing giveaway! I love your new domain/blog name, so cute!

    One thing that makes me happy: rainbows.

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  19. Eek!! This contest makes me happy! What a great giveaway! Oh, and my little 6-month old nephew makes me the happiest!!

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  20. Great giveaway and congrats! I am happy to follow this darling-ness.

    What makes me happy? Hm... this time of year hugs in sweatshirts. It's that much more snugly and comforting.

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  21. Amazing! I get all excited just looking at the pictures :D

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  22. I'm a follower! And those are some pretty stellar items you're giving away.
    Something little that makes me happy, besides reading pretty blogs? Guinea Pigs and Bookstores.

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  23. One thing that always makes me happy... Starbucks. :)

    shopallbuttonedup at yahoo dot com

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  24. I'm a follower via google reader, does that count?

    New books to read always make me happy. It can be a new book I found myself, or one I was given, either way new books I haven't read yet make me happy! :D

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  25. Wow what a great, generous giveaway! Love your blog and etsy shop!!

    Just one thing? hmm.. I think it would be the feeling of a Saturday morning, waking up with my adorable, sweet boyfriend next to me, and my fluffy kitty cat sleeping on top of my feet :)

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  26. wonderful giveaway! one thing that always makes me happy would have to be... a bright sunny day in the middle of winter.

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  27. Your blog feels like home to me! I should hire you to help me with mine!

    What makes me happy? The simple pleasures in life. Living on less, while making everything count more. Making soap. Making a good potato soup. Making friends. Baking. Laughing. Silly walking. My bird, Pip, as he sings his heart out to Pandora songs. Sleep. Making art. Good hearted people. Kindness. Watching my kids learn something new. YOU. You make me happy. oxoxox

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  28. Congrats with your blogiversary, and with your blog's new name, Caren!

    And what a great giveaway, please pop my name to the magic hat... :)

    Oh, and actually there are many many things that make me happy, but my faves are: to travel with my dear hubs (this year was a superduper year for us with travels to NYC, CA, London and Paris!) and coming back home to our beloved kitty cats... *bliss*

    Love from a sunny Amsterdam!

    xoxo

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  29. And I just RTed your tweet about your blogiversary...

    *tweettweet* :)

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  30. Amazing giveaway! Congratulations on a year of blogging! Here is to many many more!! :) Something that always makes me happy? Reading blogs! I read SO many blogs but they always make my day that much brighter. Everyone is so positive and encouraging, I just love the blog world!

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  31. eeks! what a great giveaway! happy blogiversary :)
    i love love love when my kitties crawl into bed with me to snuggle. best thing ever.

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  32. This is such a great giveaway! I love the changes you've made to the blog too :) A love that your blog is about the 'little things'. I always try to stop and appreciate all those little things, I think it makes for a happy life!

    So, to answer your question - there are so many things that make me happy, it's kind of tricky to pick just one. But I think I have to say my two mini dachshunds - Ferdi and Elfi. They are always so happy, and just watching them go about their day never fails to make me smile, even when I'm feeling a bit flat.

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  33. Wow! Great Giveaway! :)

    My Family and My little kittens make me so happy :)

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  34. thank you for hosting such a fab giveaway! a very small thing that always makes me happy is a piece of delicious toffee melting in my mouth. a few minutes of pure bliss!

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  35. I am a new follower through gfc .

    The things that make me happy is good food , going for walks with friends /family meaning not alone , having a nice tasty cup of tea , learning positive new things , and being with my hubby .

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  36. happy blogiversary!!
    one little thing that would make me happy is just a simple smile..no matter from a stranger, a friend, a loved one..just anyone..a smile would totally light up my day..

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  37. a thing that always makes me happy, calms me down when I am upset or -just the other way round- gives me power when I am sad or tired is a simple cup of tea with nothing else but hot water and a few tea leafs!

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  38. I just found your blog through for the easily distracted and I love it already :)

    One that always makes me happy is when I can make my friends laugh. Laughter brightens up everyones day :)

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  39. I'm already a follower of your blog! :) Boy when you celebrate you do it big! Excellent.

    Something that always make me happy is giggling with my mom.

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  40. Hey Sunshine:) sign me up:) I always love your thrifty goodness

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  41. Hey hey! I've been following you on twitter and just realised I haven't been following the blog. It's full of lovely!

    Your giveaway is super-awesome and generous.

    Making someone smile makes me happy - I know, it's cheesy but it is true! Laughter = happiness.

    x

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  42. blog follower
    one thing that always make me happy is when my daughter doing silly thing using her hand and face.
    gustosagiveaways at ymail dot com

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  43. He is not small, but He always makes me happy - my Boyfriend :>
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  44. Music always makes me happy.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  45. GFC follower...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  46. My children make me happy...they are the reason I get up in the morning...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  47. I am a tea & chickadees follower and one little thing that always makes you happy is a good book and a long afternoon to read it.

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  48. This makes me remember days with my grandmother. I am following you!
    cjcmommy@gmail.com

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  49. I am a follower of Tea and Chickadees and the one thing that can always bring a smile to my face is my granddaughter,
    lauriebarton@msn.com

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  50. Just followed :D Music makes me happy - it's always the perfect escape.

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  51. Following you blog and one little thing that makes me happy in the morning is a little cup of flavoured black coffee!!!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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