Monday, April 6, 2009

G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y!

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It has been forever since I've hosted a giveaway--and I am honored to bring you this giveaway!

I was recently contacted by Shiloah Baker, owner of Homemaking Cottage & Co. and mother of 7, to see if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway for her.

Would I ever! Let me give you and overview of what The Homemaking Cottage has to offer as a company and then we'll get to the giveaway part.

This giveaway is definitely for anyone who loves crafting, cooking and homemaking. As soon as I had logged onto her site I was in love with it.

They offer sections on home & garden, crafting, kitchen and cooking, family, entertaining, decorating and many, many more.

From the owner, Shiloah:

I began the website in 1998 to support homemakers as there were no websites with that focus at the time. We've grown over the years to over 2,000 articles, recipes and crafts. We have 7 full time writers for the website and over 40 volunteer writers. In addition we run an ezine and a blog.

My website is focused on inspiring women in their callings as homemakers. Many feel it is a thankless job and get tired of the mundane day to day life at home. I have a passion for homemaking and wish to uplift and inspire all the women who come to the website. It is updated almost daily. The Homemaking Cottage is the right fit for today’s homemakers!

I am inspired by women over the centuries who raised strong, influential, hard working youth who later became leaders of our country. I look to those women who endured times of hardship, illness or even separations from their husbands due to war, missions or death and despite the trials persevered and came out victorious and their children called them blessed. Women such as Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Emma Smith, and many others. I'm inspired by the influential women of today who are successful mothers, homemakers, business owners and writers and I wish to inspire other women to become the same.

Being a mother of seven children, I have learned much on how to keep a smiling face and cheerful attitude while I tend to the home. I love what I do and hope I can share that enthusiasm with the website visitors.



I loved reading more about her and the company, The Homemaking Cottage. She and her staff are truly, truly talented--and to offer all of this in one place is amazing! They definitely know us moms are too busy to search all over the web to find information when all we have to do is log onto their site.

She has been oh-so-generous and has offered one lucky winner an all paid one year membership (valued at $36!) to the Deluxe Edition on The Homemaking Cottage!

Here is a brief description what the Deluxe Edition is:

The Deluxe Edition is a password protected special edition to the website The Homemaking Cottage. We feature an additional 891 articles, recipes and crafts that are not found anywhere else. We have five specialty writers who focus on unique and inspiring articles for our subscribers. A one year subscription is regularly priced at $36. Our subscribers receive a 20% discount in our shoppe, can request articles and have 24 hour a day access to information.
The winner will receive his/her own account with customized username and password as well as the other priveledges of our Deluxe Subscribers.
Sounds amazing, right? Want to know how to win? Simply read below and good luck!

As with any giveaway here are the rules:

* For your initial entry you must visit their website (click any of the links above). Come back here and tell me what you like the best about the website. Is there a certain section that you love? Tell me about it! (this must be done in order to earn at least one entry. If you do not do this your entry will be deleted)

* Want to earn additional entries? Follow me (1 extra entry), become a subscriber (1 extra entry), follow me on Twitter (1 extra entry), blog about this giveaway (3 extra entries!!), Tweet about this giveaway (2 extra entries!). (For each additional entry you must leave a separate comment. If you earned the maximum of 8 extra entries, leave me 8 more comments) **you must leave me a way to contact you! Either through your blog or with an e-mail address. You don't have to have a blog to win, just a good way to contact you.

* This giveaway will run until noon on April 12th. All entries after that time will be deleted. Random.org will be used to pick the winner and I will notify the winner by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to respond back to me--if no response another winner will be picked using Random.org.

Good luck to all of my readers!

31 comments:

amanda said...

oh wow friend - how fun is that site?? and of course i clicked on the easy meals for your kids and i am not a member!! so now i must win!!

mverno said...

i like the family circle section mverno@roadrunner.com

chromiumman said...

i particularly like the kitchen & cooking section

Andreah said...

I like the Kitchen/Cooking section the best. I would use it a lot. I love to try new recipes with my family. Thanks!

Andreah said...

I am a follower.

Heather B. said...

Lovely sight! Simple and classy. Easy to read and I can't wait to explore it more!

paula h said...

I like the Kitchen and Cooking Section especially the Menu Planning article and the Main Dish section.

paula h said...

Follower

paula h said...

Subscriber

(I can't find your Twitter link)

Vashey Fam said...

Wow, there are a lot of crafts and I like how they're all organized. I also appreciate the menu planning strategies!

Marie said...

I like the Family Corner -- there are some great ideas there including Family Service Projects and a Mother-Daughter Book club that look really useful and interesting!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Susan said...

Cool site!! I like the holiday section. I follow you too! :)

Ashley said...

Entertaining section is helpful.
Showers! I am always on the lookout for new ideas, with all my friends getting married or pregnant.

ashley
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

Follower- jepeux.blogspot.com
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

silverhartgirl said...

I love the Crafts sections. They have so many great crafts ideas there.

kathy55439 said...

kitchen & cooking section I am always looking for new stuff to cook....

Susan said...

I LOVE the kids snack section in Kitchen and Cooking. So many fantastic ideas that I WILL use. Thanks for the introduction!

Susan said...

I follow.

Susan said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

yellowlabs said...

I love the kitchen and cooking section!

wendy said...

I really like the Fair Lady area.

madamerkf at aol dot com

purango said...

Decorating is my favorite. I love home decorating. I love finding mew ideas to use in my home. garrettsambo@aol.com

Kelly F said...

I clicked on the Kitchen & Cooking section and one of the first articles I saw was about Menu Planning Strategies. It was really helpful and I am definitely going to use some of their tips.

wordsmoveme(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly F said...

I am a follower!

Kelly F said...

I am a subscriber!

Kelly F said...

I follow you on twitter :)
username: wordsmoveme

Kelly F said...

I blogged about this giveaway.
Entry #1

http://invisiblepedestrian.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-contests-shout-out.html

Kelly F said...

I blogged about this giveaway.
Entry #2

http://invisiblepedestrian.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-contests-shout-out.html

Kelly F said...

I blogged about this giveaway.
Entry #3

http://invisiblepedestrian.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-contests-shout-out.html

lilyk said...

The Recipes section of the store looks very nice. The One Year Food Storage Menu sounds especially interesting!

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

Gianna said...

I love the recipe section. I'm always looking for new recipes to try :)