Wednesday, January 26, 2011

giveaway!

as promised, i am hosting my very first giveaway here on the blog in honor of my reaching 100 fabulous followers!  

when i started thinking about what i wanted to give, i wanted it to reflect myself, my blog, and what my readers would want.  i finally settled on giving the winner a choice between a year subscription to either martha stewart living or real simple, two magazines i love and both of which serve up a whole lot of inspiration in my life. 



after the winner is selected, i will contact that person about which of these 2 magazines he or she would prefer to receive.  if you already have a subscription to both, don't let that stop you from entering - i'll just pay for a 1-year renewal instead!

how to enter:
1.  leave a comment on this post and tell me what magazine or book most inspires 
you in your daily lifeinclude your email address so i can notify the winner!
2.  tweet about the giveaway (include my twitter - @aspotofwhimsy - in the tweet, 
and then leave another comment right here telling me you did.
3.  become a follower of a spot of whimsy and tell me you did by leaving another comment.  
if you are already a follower, then just comment to tell me that too!

entries close on sunday, january 30, 2011 at 5 p.m. central time.  winner will be selected through a random number generator and will be notified on monday, january 31! 

good luck!

xo. di.  

*i'm not receiving anything for hosting this giveaway.  i chose these 2 magazines myself and will be purchasing the subscription for my winner myself. 





63 comments:

  1. Real Simple for sure... I love everything they have to say!

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  2. I agree, Real Simple is my fave!!

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  3. Congrats on 100 followers! I would love to win a subscription!

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  4. I'm a super duper happy follower of your blog!

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  5. Oh how I wish i could subscribe to Real Simple here in Ireland! :(
    It's my fave in the States! If I win, I can send it to my mom in Pennsylvania. I've tried to subscribe for Ireland, and it's not available.
    I'd have to say Prudence magazine here in Ireland. It's quirky and has interesting articles about what I can find here in Ireland.

    http://www.lisaodwyerphotography.com/
    lisaodwyerphotography at gmail dot com

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  6. Just tweeted for ya! @LisaODwyerPhoto

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  8. Real Simple is my favorite. I look forward to finding new ways to use things, healthy foods and snacks, recipes, plus other exciting things. Reedphotography@comcast.net

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  9. Real Simple! So practical.
    jacquelinepresley AT gmail DOT com

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  10. Congrats on the 100 followers! I enjoy Better Homes and Gardens and a little Martha Stewart Living every once in a while.

    fiscallychic at gmail dot com

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  11. I'm a follower through Google Reader, where you have 140 subscribers!

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  12. The book that inspires me the most is the Eat Clean Diet, by Tosca Rena - I am trying to eat real foods and get healthy!

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  13. I tweeted about this contest - @mkgresham!

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  14. I am a follower on twitter and google reader - @mkgresham. Any my email address is amkendall (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting! I love your blog!

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  15. I love Real Simple! It's always my "airport" buy, but for some reason I have yet to subscribe!

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  16. I'm a complete dork about anything Martha related. Every time I see one of her projects, I simply swoon and put it on a list of "to dos". When I was planning my wedding, I constantly turned to her Wedding magazine all the time! Martha Stewart Living for me!!
    celee22 at gmail dot com

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  17. Congratulations! Real Simple is my go to for recipes and more!
    sailorsue82(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. OK, I tweeted about the giveaway.... http://twitter.com/#!/amyrenepowell/status/30638022022144000

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  20. And I started following you, yes because of the giveaway... but I love your blog and am really excited about following it from here on out <3

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  21. yayy! congrats on reaching 100! yesss to both of these. they're my top two mag "wants" right now.

    xo.ashley

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  22. Real Simple - it has ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money and fashion rolled up in one magazine!

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  23. i am also a follower

    alabamaorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Hey lady - congrats on 100 followers! I have to say that probably the book that has inspired me most in life is the one that includes my favorite quote of all time - "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and the quote is: "A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men." Both mags are great, but I would choose Real Simple, because I can ALWAYS use some simplifying in my life!

    merciblahblah at gmail.com

    Happy Friday!
    Shannan

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  25. What a great idea for a giveaway! I'm often inspired by the organized, livable homes in Better Homes and Gardens. Is that dorky?

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  26. Circle of Quiet by Madeline L'Engle is an inspiring book!

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  27. i really love magazines but i am more "inspired" by blogs : )

    kaseythomas88@gmail.com

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  28. I'm inspired by Real Simple! A great escape from my less than stylish home...

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  29. Real Simple is my fave! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  30. real simple for this REAL simple girl. thanks!

    i linked over from jill gg's (just FYI) and i likey!

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  31. Love Martha - she's so creative!

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  32. i read lucky magazine every day for fashion inspiration.

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  33. I've had a life-long obsession with Martha Stewart...well, at least from the oh-so-ladylike age of 8. She is a legend.

    P.S. Love your blog!

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  34. I love Real Simple and Self magazine. Both fit my lifestyle so well.

    lauren.e.akers@gmail.com

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  35. Real Simple has given me so many ideasover the years, but I would have to choose MS to switch things up a bit!

    brookefield.AK@gmail.com

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  36. 1. I'm so so inspired by Shuana Niequist's book, Cold Tangerines! Speaks to my <3! hollyinheels@gmail.com
    2. Just tweeted!
    3. Now a follower of a spot of whimsy!

    fingers crossed!
    xoxo,
    http://www.hollyinheels.com/

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  37. I love Real Simple they always have great ideas for fashion, home and cooking. Yea

    mktraeden@gmail.com

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  38. Just followed you! Would LOVE Real Simple as I am trying to simplify my life in so many areas.
    karli.m.boe@gmail.com

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  39. Real Simple is what I'd like my life to be. I really enjoy that mag when I have a chance to read it. kymberli21@gmail.com

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  40. I love Martha Stewart!

    mk.justthe2ofus@gmail.com

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  41. I'd have to say martha stewart. I was obsessed with the magazine as a kid when my mom was subscribed. I think it's about time I get my own subscription to gorgeous inspiration.

    ollie-uh@hotmail.com

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  42. Oh and I follow you on bloglovin!

    ollie-uh@hotmail.com

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  43. I love both! I alreadyhave a subscription to real simple so I'd haven to say Martha! Just started folioing you and I already love what I read!

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  44. I'd love Real Simple. I would help with my new years resolution: get organized in every area of my life.

    phughes at mail.usf.edu

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  45. I follow you!! Congrats on 100 followers

    phughes at mail.usf.edu

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  46. I love Dwell Magazine. But then again... I also love the collector's item: National Geographics -- always inspiring.

    achang@clemson.edu
    http://hanschenklein.wordpress.com/

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  47. Martha Weddings! Oh how I wish it were monthly. SO much goodness.

    thinkingaboutpretty at gmail dot com

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  48. You bet I'll follow you!

    thinkingaboutpretty at gmail dot com

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  49. To me my fav daily inspiration is the Bible. Real Simple would be my magazone pick!
    great blog. Congrats on 100.

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  50. Real Simple- so many great ideas!

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  51. opps, I forgot my email. brookeloveschina@gmail.com

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  52. Congrats on reaching 100 followers...I'm your newest:) Since I already have a subscription to Real Simple, I'd sure love to throw my hat in the ring for Martha Stewart. She's my girl!!

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  53. I think I'm just getting in under the wire! Keeping my fingers crossed....

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  54. Oh, and I'm your newest follower too!

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thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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