Friday, April 22, 2011

(Delayed) Earth Day Giveaway - CLOSED

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - 
STAY TUNED WHILE I TABULATE ENTRIES.
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Please forgive me of my first blog hiccup.
I wanted this post out to celebrate Earth Day and… well…
I kinda missed the mark. However, since we can always use a reminder to conserve our resources and reduce our waste I’m going to go ahead with it anyway. 
Better late than never.
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Annie over at Annies-eats.net is my food blog mentor. (she might know this due to the   frequency in which I comment and visit her site.) She has an amazing blog and someday when my blog grows up, I want it to be just like hers  -  beautiful, helpful and full of posts that make people smile.

Since I began following annies-eats.net, she has hosted a self-sponsored giveaway on Earth Day. Chic and Classy – who wouldn’t want to be apart of that?  Sure I’m only out of the food blogging gates a week (hence the tardiness of this post) but I really wanted to do this too, so here it is...
... Apron Appeal’s first giveaway!

4 Reusable Grocery Bags
 (Made by yours truly that all look exactly like this)



About The Bags:
They are patterned after my favorite grocery bag from Target.
They are lined with a light blue fabric (so you can see what is inside each bag).
They have no raw seams or exposed over-locked thread edges.
They have huge gussets on the bottom so you can really fill these puppies up.
They can be machined washed & dried with whichever heat setting you feel necessary.
They come to you pre-washed
They are constructed so you’ll never have to worry about your bag tearing under the weight of your groceries again! J

The giveaway is open until Noon on Friday, April 29, 2011 and the winner will be chosen randomly out of  “a hat” (There really isn’t a hat, it’s just a computer program that picks one winner at random but we’ll call it a hat, because it’s shorter).
To enter:
LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST.
It can be about anything you'd like...
what you do to take care of the planet... 
favorite item to grow in a garden... 
food you are craving right now...
just be sure to leave a cyber trail that allows me to contact you should you win and also let me know if you complete entry items #1 & 2.

To accumulate more entries  - and increase you chances of winning complete the following:
1.    Become a fan of ApronAppeal's facebook fan page.
2.    Become a follower of ApronAppeal.com (on the side bar to the left).
3.    Refer a friend to ApronAppeal.com (an extra entry will be given to you for each friend that references your name in their giveaway entry comment.)
4.    Throughout the contest, keep an eye on the facebook fan page -when you see a post originating from Apron Appeal, “like” it or comment on it, and you’ll get another entry. (You can get one extra entry per “liked” facebook  post.)

If you are already a follower of this blog or have already “liked” the fan page all you have to do is leave a comment and you’ll have three entry points in your favor….Now how easy is that?

After the giveaway closes at Noon on Friday April 29, 2011, I’ll post the winner.

Thank you in advance for helping me “grow” my blog. May this be the beginning of many, many more giveaways and great food posts to come! 
Gwenevere


53 comments:

Culinarication said...

Those are so cute!

Domestic Diva said...

They look great! Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Well I love your blog its great and I do follow you on facebook, thank you for some of your inspirations help me in the kitchen in this crazy house of mine :) Happy Easter Annie
I love the bags its such a wicked cool idea

Amanda Cole said...

Good luck with the blog! Love the patterned bags, and REALLY appreciate the Earth Day shout out. You have actually inspired me to be more environmentally conscience with what I eat. Ever since I heard you talk about buying shares in a cow I've been drinking organic milk and trying to do things more organically. Maybe one day I'll be up for going in for the cow with you!...but I don't like butter in my milk! =)

Andrea said...

I'm the first to comment!! Does that get me an extra entry? :)

Karen said...

Those are beautiful! I would be proud to use those. :-) I like that they are washable too. I bought 2 really nice bags to use for groceries and the next day they had the story on the news about all the germies on reusuable bags and the bags I got would be a pain to sanitize so I ended up not using them as I had intended. :-/

e183a892-6da6-11e0-a2de-000bcdcb2996 said...

Love the bags!

Lauren said...

Hmmmm, favorite thing to grow in my garden...herbs. The squirrels don't eat them so I actually get something out of them (unlike my tomatoes and zucchini).

The bags look great!

tessachapple said...

I realize I have contributed significantly to the disposable diapers in landfills over the past 21 months with my twins...but I do strive to help the earth by recycling. We recycle plastic, cans, aluminum cans, paper, cardboard, magazines & glass. It's amazing how much of that we accumulate!! Oh- and I love reusable bags:)

Heather said...

So cute! What a great idea! :)

Erin said...

I think the bags are great!

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

These bags are wonderful. Some of the ways I try and do my part to conserve are recycling everything I can (especially all of the magazines I read), taking shorter showers, turning off lights, and washing larger loads of laundry.

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

I became a fan of your Facebook page.

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

I am now following you - wow, that sound creepy - but you know what I mean :)

Kele Wassum said...

I love earth day and anything that helps our planet. Everyone should be using a bag they bring from home and stop using the plastic ones!!

Kele Wassum said...

I am a fan of ApronAppeal on FB

Kele Wassum said...

I am a follower. Congratulations, Kele Wassum
You are now following Apron Appeal

Lizzy said...

What darling bags!!! I'd love to win (and be much more chic in the grocery store :)).

Lizzy said...

I'm a new FB fan~

Lizzy said...

I'm a new follower~

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Camille said...

That is a lot of comments for a week plus old blog! I would love some cute reusable bags - maybe if they are cute I will be more likely to remember them!!

Jill said...

That did make me feel better! :)

Nana Kat said...

These are beautiful bags. Thanks for the giveaway.
fastkat at gmail dot com

Crystal Bland said...

Love the bags Gwen. Great job. If I hada garden I think I would be in the mood to plant tulips. I've been seeing a lot of those at the hospital lately. However y favorite flowers are calla lillies. Nice blog

Rebecca said...

Cute bags! They look great to take to the farmer's market.

rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

lennie said...

I love shopping with reuseable bags and these are adorable!

Karen said...

I love the reusable shopping bags! It is a great way to stay resourceful. Your blog is great as well. Keep up the good work. You are your way to something great.

Lauren said...

The bags look cute!

AmyJo said...

Cute new blog Gwen! Love the bag idea!

Audrey said...

We are try to use less paper. We don't get a paper anymore, or magazines. We view them online only now. We also grow a salad garden. I like knowing where my food comes from, and I love the Food Network!
sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

Audrey said...

I like ApronAppeal's on FB as Audrey F.
sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

Audrey said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect as strawberry.

sweetstrawberryjam at yahoo dot com

Trac said...

I'm a fan on facebook now, and am a follower of the blog. I've got some bananas that will be ready in a couple of days that will be going into those banana muffins. Can't wait to make them.

Megan @ Pip & Ebby said...

Reusable grocery bags are something I always think to purchase (or make) but never do. Would totally love these!!

Anonymous said...

great bags - would love to win

Ju said...

I'm a fan on facebook, follow your blog as well. And I could totally use some reusable bags that are this cute (let's face it, the only time I have in public these days is grocery shopping, and my purchased groceries should look good) ... looking forward to more recipes, I'm loving your site!!

Elyse said...

These are amazing! I am making changes to my lifestyle to be more green, and am currently in the market for reusable bags. (I got one on E-Day from Disney!) Even if I don't win, I may have to bribe you for the pattern. =)

Elyse said...

Now following you on FB =)

Elyse said...

And, finally, now following via GFC!

Elyse said...

Gwenevere, thank you soooooo much for the link! It does indeed work, and I'm very excited about trying this one out. Much appreciated! =)

Bloggers said...

those are some great looking bags and would be a lot more fashionable than the reusable ones that I use now with my banks name on them! LOL

Lisa Burbidge said...

You are so talented! Can I be like you!! And yes it would be nice to just be able to plant anything at this point!!!

Gwenevere said...

Oh please Lisa, apples and oranges. Your cakes, yard and clean house leave me wishing I could do more. :)

Amy Kesler said...

Gwen, have you been busy! What an amazing, fun feat your blog is. I love cooking and recycling and try to plant a few vegetables every summer before they inevitably get run down by weeds or pulled by my eager children who try to "help" me weed. Congratulations!

Trisha said...

Ummmmm......I have attempted a garden in the past and it didnt go so well. I love the Earth... but always forget the reusable bags (until I am at the checkout stand). I love disposable diapers. I DO recycle!! Can I still win the bags?? I promise I will use them!! :) great blog!

oriana said...

if this international??
if it Im in!!
thanks so much, this bags area awesome. i love hte pattern and coloring!

Crystal said...

Maybe if you start blogging about a famous chef you too can one day have a hollywood movie made up about you:-)

Cap Creations said...

Wow your bags are great! I'd love to win! Thanks so much for a chance!

Cap Creations said...

Like you on facebook! Thanks again!

The Pooles said...

Love your blog! Thanks for letting me know about it. The bags look way super cute and professional. Are you planning on making/selling them? I'd be very tempted to buy a few (even if my name is the one randomly drawn from a "hat").

I am terrified to plant a garden. Our new home has a section already set aside for a garden and I just don't know if I can motivate myself to plant anything. Although, it would be nice to have fresh from the garden zucchini, squash, and tomatoes.

Julie M. said...

Thanks for the heads up about your blog! Love it! Love those bags, I need to be better about using my own!

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