Sunday, March 15, 2009

Best. Giveaway. Ever.

Everyone ready for my VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY??? 

This is a JOINT GIVEAWAY with Lisa from Like A Valentine.  We have put together a "Best of the Midwest" gift basket showcasing some of our favorite tasty food items!  Lisa and I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.  We went to high school together in Ferndale, Michigan.  Then, we both attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  After graduation, Lisa moved to Chicago and, eventually, I ended up in Bloomington, Indiana.

We decided to put together this joint giveaway so that you can experience some of our favorite local midwestern things!  We have items from Michigan, Chicago, and Bloomington.  Here's what you'll get:


From Michigan:  A bottle of Sander's Milk Chocolate Hot Fudge from Mrs. Smith.  This is the best hot fudge I have ever tasted!  And Sanders is a Michigan owned and operated company.  

From Lisa, you will receive a magic brownie (no, not THAT kind of magic brownie!) from Zingerman's.  Zingerman's is a world-famous deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  They have some of the best baked goods, corned beef, and cheese!  If you ever pass through Ann Arbor, Zingerman's is a must-stop deli.    

From Chicago:  A box of Vosges organic peanut butter bonbons.  Vosges is Chicago-based.  Have you ever had any Vosges chocolate?  If not...run out and buy a chocolate bar asap.  

From Bloomington:  A package of locally made artisan marshmallows.  After one bite, you'll be hooked!  Trust me.  This is a relatively new local company, and they have been selling their marshmallows at the farmer's market every Saturday.  Check out their website - I'd love to give them some new business!

PLUS a whole host of other exciting treats and surprises!  All packaged in a lovely photo storage box.

SO!  How can you enter?  You'll get...

-One entry for commenting on my blog
-One entry for commenting on Lisa's blog
-Two entries for following my blog AND Lisa's - you must be a follower of BOTH blogs in order to get two entries!
-Three entries for posting about this giveaway and referencing BOTH blogs.

SO, you have a total of seven possible entries!  

We will be choosing TWO WINNERS, one on each blog.  Lisa and I will each choose a winner on SUNDAY, MARCH 22nd at NOON.  

START NOW!!!!!

36 comments:

suburban prep said...

As I stated on Like a Valentine I think that the Midwest has some of the best stuff around. I like the idea that you have going that you are doing this together.

suburban prep said...

I have been a google follower of yours and of Like a Valentine for a bit now.

brown eyed girl said...

OMG that looks like the most indulgent giveaway ever. Where can I sign up? LOL! Count me in!

Casey said...

Pick me! Pick me! I can't eat any more schnitzel! I'm a follower of course, and I will check out Lisa's blog now...

Meagan said...

Look how cute you all are! I hope you're having a great time visiting! I will definitely be posting about your giveaway on my site and thank goodness I was already a follower of both your and Like a Valentine's blogs!

Ashley said...

Like a valentine sent me over, I'd LOOOVE to win =]

Ashley said...

I'm a follower now too!

Quotes from the Queen said...

This is a great idea to give away items from your area of the U.S.! I am following and commenting on your blog and also Like a Valentine's blog. Please enter me four times in the drawing.

Lucy Marie said...

Count me in! I have also become a follower of both blogs.

katie said...

i'm a loyal follower!!! pick me pick me!

judybrittle said...

I would love this! I'm from the Midwest and I need some sweet treats! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a follower of both now.

Mel said...

Hi! I am relatively new. I will have to go check out Like a Valentine :)

Wish me luck!

Ann On and On... said...

My first time to your super cute blog. Thanks for the giveaway. I am having one too. Come on over and check it out....you can have some fun too.

Off to read some more.....

I posted your giveaway on my blog.

Cher said...

okey dokey...luv sanders..so sign me up! ima followin tyvm Cher

Taryn said...

You are home early . . . well home to blog land at least. Count me in on the treats from the midwest!

ikkinlala said...

I would love to enter if Canadians may - this looks wonderful!

Ms. Attitude said...

Ooh, thanks for inviting me to enter. This sounds delicious!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

That's such a great idea! I should have a Nebraska/Iowa themed giveaway since hardly anyone that blogs seems to be from here!

Carolyn G said...

fabulous giveaway!!!

Beth said...

Looks like very wonderful products - thanks for the chance to win!

Beth said...

I enter the contest at Like a Valentine

lmkirb said...

I'd definitely like to experience some of the Midwest here in New England...course you made it even better because you are using chocolate goodies!!
Thanks for the chance!!

lmkirb said...

I'm a follower of both you and Like a Valentine!!

A Balancing Act in Heels said...

What a yummy giveaway!! Enter me please!!

P.S. We can surely do a giveaway swap!! ;)

Lindsey said...

What a fun and delish giveaway!!

JohnsonFamily said...

Pick me!

Lemleys' Catering said...

Thank you for including our marshmallows in your promotion. I posted a link to your blog on our Facebook fan page: 240SWEET Artisan Marshmallows. Please visit.

Jill said...

I grew up in the Midwest, so can't wait to try these scrumptious food items!

Thanks :)

Rebecca said...

Absolutely will be posting to and following both blogs, and I'm glad to spread the word. Thanks for the chance to win--it would absolutely make my week! :)

Tiffany said...

Although the Coast Guard, then Navy, drug me all over the country, Midwest will always be home! :)

On my way to Lisa's...

Jenn said...

if you are a real twin - you will let me win this ;) i'm heading over to lisa's now. i'm obviously a follower of both of you already - and i will post about the giveaway on my blog later tonight. sign me up for 7 entries! :)

Linda said...

Everything sounds so yummy.

A. said...

I can't pass up a brownie...

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

I follow your blog, count me in!

Erin said...

I need chocolate and it's not even 8am yet!