Thank you for stopping by! As I rarely have time to update this blog anymore, please come visit me at my new photoblog, Cari Berry Photography where I'll blog the occassional Beauty and the little Beast story, as well as post sneak peeks and stories from all my photo sessions. I try to give return blog love to all visitors over there, and hope to start giveaways there in the very near future!

For visitors to this blog, please accept my apologies, but I've had to turn on captcha because of the insane amount of spam comments I've been getting. Dontcha hate it when one bad apple ruins it for everyone else??!! ;)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I Heart Seattle Giveaway! Super. Awesome.

Okay everyone - get ready for a super awesome giveaway!

You noticed my spankin' new blog design, yes? Isn't it BEE-YOO-TIFUL?! Heather at Adventures of Aidanpod gave me a makeover and since she's a local girl - and since I'm celebrating my husband's return home to Seattle after five months stuck in dreary Oklahoma (no offense Oklahomians Oklahomites rednecks) - I am giving away a basketful of my favorite "Made In Seattle" goodies, a prize worth more than $70!!!


This prize includes the following so far (though I keep adding to it as I discover more "Made in Seattle" things I love. Hmmmm.... I wonder if the little Beast would fit in that box. Although, technically, he was "made" in California while we were on vacation. What?! TMI?)

Seattle's Best Coffee, Ground, Anniversary Blend

Starbucks Coffee, Ground, Colombia Medium

Starbucks Mocha Dark Chocolate bar

6 bliss-inducing Seattle Chocolates truffle bars (including my very favorite candy of all time - the Coconut Macaroon Truffle Bar - as well as other flavors like Pike Place Espresso, Rainier Cherry and Meltaway Mint.)

Cougar Mountain Original Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Copper River Sockeye Smoked Salmon from Anacortes, WA

Tim's Cascade Jalapeno Seasoned Potato Chips (so delicious that I already ate the bag from the photo above!)

Chocolate Caramel Kettle Corn (yummy. No, I've never eaten an entire bag by myself in one sitting, I swear!)

Seattle Magazine. (The place I work is featured in the latest issue - I took the photo and wrote the ad copy myself. If you win, I'll tell you which one is mine)

Sunset Magazine. (I think it's actually published in San Francisco, but there is a lot of information on Seattle and its suburbs!)

Washington State stationery, playing cards, and postcards.

A copy of Just Breathe, the latest book from Susan Wiggs. (Fantastic novelist who just happens to be from the Seattle area.)

See, I told you. Super. Awesome. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you think you know, or like, about Seattle. If you can't think of anything, tell me something you like about my new blog - I love compliments!

To earn extra entries, do any or all of the following. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each as that counts as your extra entry:

1. Follow my blog.
2. Visit Heather over at Adventures in Aidanpod and tell her what a great job she did designing my new blog. And be sure to mention her adorable Aidanpod too!
3. Blog about this contest on your own site with a linkback here. Then leave the url of that post in your comment.
4. Fave me on technorati (click the words "add to technorati" at the bottom of this post. Then leave your technorati username in your comment here).

The contest will run until Saturday, May 16th at midnight Seattle time. A winner will be chosen randomly by the random.org widget. Only residents of the US are eligible to win this prize. If you don't live in the States, you can still enter to win, but I'll send you a prize that costs much less to ship, LOL!

Thanks for playing, and best of luck to you all!

196 comments:

Miss Mouthy said...

I'm so excited your DH is coming home!! As for Seattle, I have two favorite things...I love that things are beautiful and green always, even in the gray weather. Next, I love that I can go to the ocean, the snowy mountains, the "big city" or some sweet little towns, all on less than 1 tank of gas.

If I win, I'll share it with you!

Miss Mouthy said...

I follow you. Also, I love your blog. You are so honest, which I love. Being a parent isn't easy and you tell it like it is.

Molly said...

You poor thing! My hubs was away for 3 months for work but that was before baby! Can't imagine it now!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and count me in on Seattle goodness!

Molly said...

I am following now too!

MissMouthy said...

I technorati'd you. My user name is MissMouthy...I know, weird!

Wendyburd1 said...

I know FRASIER happens in Seattle!!

Wendyburd1 said...

Oh and I am already a follower!

Wendyburd1 said...

Okay and I commented on her most recent post ...somthing about ..The Moon Baby, and she talked about the Pod's (lol) first steps!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Love the new name! And the new look.

The giveaway is pretty cool too!
I am having a coffee theme (unintentionally) this week, so I feel lucky ")

Mandie said...

What I like about Seattle is my great grandfather who just turned 100 lives there! I visited for the first time last month, but I didn't see or do much of anything besides hotels and retirement homes!

ikkinlala said...

One thing I know about Seattle is that until this year it was the only place outside of Canada that I'd been. I was too young when we went there to remember it, but I hope to visit again someday.

(I'm still in Canada.)

Rachel said...

Your blog makeover looks great! Heather is awesome, isn't she?

So... my favorite thing about Seattle?

I'm a self-confessed foodie, I LOVE the Palomino restaurant there at the US Bank building. And Pottery Barn in walking distance... mmm!

Of course the fresh flowers at Pike Place Market are amazing.

Or howsabout getting dizzy at the rotating restaurant at the top of the Space Needle.

Can't wait to get Itty Bit up to the Pacific Science Center, a childhood fave.

What? We don't get extra entries for writing more?

Oh, sorry. But it IS a cool town!

Rachel said...

And of course I'm a follower!

And you should pick me because you'd save money by not having to ship it :) I'd meet ya for coffee at one of those favorite places! :)

Rachel said...

Oh yeah - I left Heather a comment about how mahvelous I think your new blog is!

And I think I leave an "Aidan is Adorable" comment just about every post - because he IS!

By the way - I ran into Paige in-real-life today! Would be great to get togethe for reals! Perhaps over the world's best tiramisu at Palomino! :)

quelleheure4 said...

I don't really know much at all. The Space Needle is there and Grey's Anatomy uses Seattle as it's setting.
How's that? :)
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

quelleheure4 said...

I'm a follower!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

quelleheure4 said...

I left a comment over at Adventures of Aidanpod.
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

Kati said...

I dont know much about Seattle, but I hear it rains alot... which in turn makes me think about Twilight. Ahh!

Kati said...

I am a follower!

AmandaSue said...

I LOVE Seattle expectually the outdoor market and Pikes Place (I think thats what its called, the place where they throw fish LOL) And your new header is really cute!
unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT)hotmail.com

BlogBaby said...

No need to enter me for the contest but just wanted to leave you some LUV about your new blog design. It's super adorable and awesome, just like YOU. ;)

BlogBaby

meandtheblueskies.com said...

Ok, I am following your blog because I so want to win this prize. And you are the first blog that I am following through my newly redesigned blog at my new domain. (I used to have a blogger blog. Now I have my on dot com. Woo Hoo.) By-the-way, your blog looks fabulous!

Mighty M said...

I visited Heather and left a comment!! ;-)

meandtheblueskies.com said...

Well I stopped by Heather's blog and told her what a great job she did on yours.

lisalyn said...

Ok. I got as far as the Seattle Choc. Truffles and KNEW I was entering this contest!! :)

Amazing gift!

lisalyn said...

I follow you! :)

lisalyn said...

I visited Adventures in Aidenpod and you are right....he's adorable! :)

koopermom said...

This IS an awesome giveaway!! Enter me please!

koopermom said...

and I'm already a follower!

Melissa said...

Your new blog design is super cute!
That's so exciting that your husband is coming home! Yay!
And I really don't know much about Seattle. But it looks like a great place!

Melissa said...

I'm a follower!

mindy said...

i always wanted to get there and see the space needle a bit touristy but it is on my bucket list thanks for the giveaway

Christina said...

Okay... I live VERY close to Seattle, so I can tell ya that the traffic is very yucky!!! However, I love the Mariners, The Seattle Center is fun... and Spud's Fish and Chips is a MUST!

Sasha222 said...

Never been to Seattle, but my brother in law is from there and never stops talking about it. I know that a lot of great music comes out of there, and he also gets me great vintage rock and roll stuff every time he visits!

Sasha222 said...

I follow!

Mandy said...

We are moving to Seattle in 8 weeks! We can't wait! I've only been once (when we were house huting) but I loooooved how everything was so green and also how nice and laid-back the people were. Also, the food was SUPERB!:)

Cole said...

My favorite thing about Seattle (having not been there myself...yet) is that Grey's Anatomy happens there.

Cole said...

And, I'm a follower.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new look of your blog. Very pretty!

BetteJo said...

I don't know much about Seattle but one of my brothers lives there with his adorable son! And speaking of adorable - your blog design IS! I LOVE your header!

BetteJo said...

I am following . . . :)

Jo said...

I love Seattle! Well more the eastside (sorry!) but this whole puget sound area is so beautiful - I love all our water we have around here! It's all so pretty.

BetteJo said...

Did the technorati thing - my name there is BettejosBeads!
Woo hoo!

Mandy said...

I'm a follower now! I'd love any "fun for kids Seattle tips", too, if you have any. I'd read all the guidebooks, etc., but am looking for fun local haunts, etc.:)

Jo said...

I'm a new follower! It's always fun to find a "local" in the blogosphere... not that I plan to stalk you... I swear. ;-)

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

have seen how wonderful seattle is- the city and the variety and the culture- and yum the coffee..but the food and the culture top it too

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

follow

BetteJo said...

Went over to Adventures in Aidanpod to tell Heather how much I love how she did your blog. It's fabulous!

Jo said...

I left a comment over at Aidanpod! :)

tammy said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! :)

tammy said...

Ok...technically my last comment didn't really count. ;) I do love your blog layout. I love the three columns...which is something I hope to have soon. AND best of all are the pictures of the beauty and the beast!! ;) (now pick me...)LOL

tammy said...

I follow...

scottsgal said...

Seattle has an awesome music scene - you've had so many good bands come out of Seattle. Great giveway

msboatgal at aol.com

MamabearMills said...

I love the rain in Seattle! AWWWW< we used to have a condo there and I wish I could move there! I'd dance in the rain all day everyday!

MamabearMills said...

technorati! erinsm! you're now my 2nd fave! heehee

Bacardi Mama said...

The best thing I know about Seattle is that my daughters best friend lives there! She's a great girl.

Bacardi Mama said...

I follow.

Christina said...

Holy Cow!
Is this Extreme Blog Makeover?

It looks awesome!

And Seattle... One of the things I love and make Seattle great is that you live there... OK.. ok.. I know! Total suck-up momnet. It is green... is that better?

Christina said...

I already follow

Rachel said...

Wonderful basket of goodies!

I love your new header. It is so very cute!

Alicia in a house full of Bees said...

Dedicated follower, yes I am. :)

Alicia in a house full of Bees said...

What a great giveaway Cari!
I left the OH SO TALENTED Mrs.Pod a comment on how fantastic your blog looks as well. :o)

The Un-Bride said...

I love Starbucks! and I love you header, it is so cute. Please enter me to win this great basket full of goodies.

Mikki Black said...

How awesome are you?! (Aside from the re-design, I mean.) I almost never go to the contests featured on the Sunday Shout-outs, but I couldn't pass yours up.

I am soooooooooooo homesick for Seattle. We went to college in Kirkland - right on the other side of Lake Washington - and used to hop the bus over the bridge ALL the time to wander about in the city.

I want that basket so bad, I can smell the Sound!

(hope I win and thanks for the chance!)

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

The new look is great. She did a wonderful job, love the name too.

Coffee is my favorite thing out of Seattle, of course.

What a fun giveaway...

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

I follow, love it.

LT said...

I love the blog design! The header is so cool! The only thing I know about Seattle is that is where Frasier is set, does that count?

LT said...

I do follow you! I just don't comment to much sorry.

Sharon said...

I don't know much about Seattle but would love to visit one day, but I love you redesign blog when I clicked on you link I chuckle when I say the beauty and the beast pix, I work with pre-kindergartens all day and I must admit it can beautiful and beastly at times. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

Liz said...

I love your logo it caught my eye right off. Great giveaway! Found you at SITS

Jingle said...

Well, I've never been fortunate enough to visit Seattle, but I have heard that it is BEAUTIFUL and totally worth the trip! I also know that they are known for the best small, privately owned coffee shops!!!

Jingle said...

I follow your blog!

Jingle said...

I made you a favorite in Technorati!

Shonni said...

I know nothing about Seattle....
sorry...I do know about Oklahoma because we are from Texas and tease the Okeies...but now I have a son from there....so I like it better! LOL

Shonni said...

Oh, and I am already a follower...

cdziuba said...

Seattle is on my "Bucket List", I really want to see it, especially the fish market!

cdziuba said...

blog follower

Mimi said...

I'm A follower.

Mimi said...

Visited Aidenpod & left comment.

cdziuba said...

Visited Heather over at Adventures in Aidanpod and told her what a great job she did designing your new blog!

cdziuba said...

Technorati fave blog cdziuba

LoveMy2Dogs said...

The only thing I know about Seatle is that is where Grey Anatomy's hospital, Seatle Grey, is supposed to be from. Oh, and I think that's where the Space Needle is but that's just a guess.

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

My favorite show in the world takes place there...GREY'S ANATOMY!!! Also the last Bachelor was from there but I DO NOT like him.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I am a follower for sure.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I left a comment on Heather's blog, and Aiden is a cutie.

Kelly said...

LOVE the new blog design..what a perfect title!!

Kelly said...

I follow too!

T said...

I'm not a coffee drinker OR a chocolate eater (I know, what DO I do for fun?) so you don't have to enter me - but I do miss Seattle terribly sometimes, we moved away 7 1/2 years ago and it's time for a visit just to give me my West Coast Fix.

Musings of the Mrs. said...

I am following. And crossing my fingers I will win!

susan said...

Coffee, coffee, coffee! and the Real world Seattle was pretty cool.

Kari said...

I've always wanted to come to Seattle. I was a huge 'Frasier' fan, and now am a huge 'Grey's Anatomy' fan. Seattle just seems so far away from where I'm at - I would love to visit. And, I love rainy weather! The blog design is adorable! Thanks!

techyone said...

I love your blog design. I especially love the picture of your little boy, he is adorable.

icefairy said...

I've been to Seattle and I love the city life there. Thanks for the giveaway!
beatspammer at gmail dot com

icefairy said...

New follower

Reeni♥ said...

I like Seattle because it rains a lot! Strange, I know, but I love rain!!!!!

Reva Skie said...

I know winters are milder in Seattle than they are in the midwest, which is totally mind boggling to me.

Reva Skie said...

I follow your blog.

j2burk said...

I've never been to Seattle, or as a matter a fact, never been that far west. But I like the looks of the city, from what I've seen on different television shows and would love to visit!

j2burk said...

Oh, I'm also a follower of your blog :) and I love the new layout! - the header is great!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Coffee. I could marry coffee, I love it that much. Seattle's Best in our local bookstore is my favorite coffee. Mmmm... I could have some now, but it's bedtime. Fantastic giveaway.

itsaheartthang said...

Your blog is hilarious! It brings back great memories of when my children were little. Now I deal with hormones! Thank you for all of the laughs!

Heather said...

I love all the hills...joking I hate them! I love all the good coffee shops around!

Anonymous said...

patricjames@hotmail.com

I love Greenlake and The Virginia Inn and the Sound at sunset and First Avenue on a Friday afternoon.

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

I adore your new blog layout, it is gorgeous. She does amazing work, doesn't she? And? Great prize!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

i am following!

angie said...

What a fabulous gift basket! Regional goodies are the best.

I'm a follower! :)

Your design looks great.

Emilie said...

Ooh! Seattle has a great opera company!

tattwo said...

I don't know much about Seattle other than you had better bring your umbrella.

Emilie said...

I'm following!!
emvark at gmail dot com

cstironkat said...

The nature in Seattle is fantastic. I love the mountains and the ocean. The local artists are so talented.

Anonymous said...

Le Pechet French restaurant on First Ave.

Beth's up on Aurora.


Pike Place Market.

I could go on and on.


mjgroesbeck@yahoo.com

my roommate referred me.

Alicia said...

I lived in Everett for a short time. I love how green everything is around the area.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

divaqueenie said...

My teenage son just returned a few weeks ago from a choir trip to Seattle. As soon as I picked him up in Duluth MN he said, "Seattle would be a place I'd like to live in one day." I'd take that as a huge compliment from a teenager.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I came over here from SITS because you were the commenter before me and now this????? A contest? OK let's see...the thing I like about Seattle besides Starbucks? Hmmmm. Uhhhh, the weather? Yeah, that's it. The weather. And don't you have a needle in space? That's kinda cool. And there used to be a Ye Olde Curiosity Shop down by the water maybe? I don't really remember, I was a kid. And the Pacific Science Center, that was fun. Did I mention Starbucks already? Do you guys have Starbucks up there?

OK, but seriously... I think I missed your previous banner, but I really like your new one! Very cool!

- Margaret

Tim said...

I am a loyal follower and visited heather at her blog. Of course I will blog about it for you. Thats what friends are for right?

Love and Prayers,

Tim

P.S. I dont even know what technorati is. You lost me on that one. Is it a ranking thing? Thats just my guess.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh I miss Seattle. Now I'm in Florida. Yuck.


I miss the cool rainy weather. Yes, I love the rain. And I miss The Dalhia Lounge.


jimyrug@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

sorry. it's jimmyrug@hotmail.com

The Blonde Duck said...

I like your new look!

Honey Mommy said...

I visited Seattle once and I loved it! I loved riding on the ferry, going to the Pike Place market, going up the Space Needle on a clear day. It was great!

Count me in!

DiPaola Momma said...

Where oh were should I start with the "I love"s? let's see.. I LOVE the new layout! You already know I love Beauty's big flower headband! I love that Beast owns his status. I love how you make me giggle... Now on to Seattle. I love Puget Sound (did I spell that right?). It's so serene. Then I love the fish market. I'm a fresh fish girl and it don't get no fresher than dat! I love the vibe in Seattle, sort of brainy-hippie meets angst and creativity. I don't love the weather 10 months of the year though. So sign me up.. cuz one last thing.. I LOVE THE COFFEE AND I NEED IT!!!!

judybrittle said...

There was that famous horse Seattle Slew,I did try Seattle's Best coffee
and I must agree it is one of the best and my son-in-law does a lot of traveling and he said he liked it there. That's all I know about Seattle.

Grand Pooba said...

Um I think there is some sort of needle thingy in Seattle. lol

judybrittle said...

I'm a follower.

Grand Pooba said...

Just went and visited Adventures in Aidanpod!

Grand Pooba said...

I'm now a follower!!

Alexia said...

I'm pretty sure that the one thing that I like about Seattle is that they have all this coffee and chocolate for you to give away :)

I LOVE you new blog header (but the pages are loading funky now for me)

mub said...

I'm pretty sure my favorite thing about Seattle is going to the market and watching them toss the fish!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

the only thing I know about Seattle is that I have never been there! hee hee - I once thought about dating a guy from Seattle. He was a consultant where I worked and we "talked" about dating bu the never really asked me out officially. We just went to lunch everyday. To think I could be living there now!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I know nothing about Seattle. It rains alot there, right???

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I'm a follower!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Stopped over and visited Heather!

traymona said...

Seattle has a rocking music scene.
traymona[at]aol.com

Jenn... Dan and the Clan said...

I'm a follower now! Love your look!

Jenn... Dan and the Clan said...

I'm a follower now! Love your look!

inday_adin said...

Hello there! I too love the new design on your blog. I love all the goodies you have there in the basket. Love that Salmon from WA because my husband's friend always send us salmon in can and we love it so much!

I am now a follower!

http://indayadin.blogspot.com/

Adin myholypondhill@yahoo.com

inday_adin said...

http://indayadin.blogspot.com/2009/05/made-in-seattle-giveaway.html Here is the link to my posted blog about your amazing giveaway. Love em! :)

Adin

myholypondhill@yahoo.com

Christina said...

Seattle? I've never been, but I'm sure I would love it. What's not to love? And Love, I do soooo love your blog!

Christina said...

I am now following your blog. I gotta get another entry to win that awesome basket of goodies!

Christina said...

Okay so I need one more entry to this fabulous little giveaway. Here is the link to my post all about your Seattle Basket-full-of goodies!
http://we-5-kings.blogspot.com/2009/05/seattle.html

Beth E. said...

Something I like about Seattle...hmmmm...I've never BEEN to Seattle! But, my niece and her family live there. SO, my favorite thing about Seattle is my niece, Stephanie, her hubby, Colin, and their precious little boy (and the one that's on the way).

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Beth said...

My husband and I honeymooned in Seattle (well, actually in the Puget Sound, but we did spend some time in Seattle, too). We would love to get back there one of these days, but it's a little difficult with soon-to-be eight children. ;-)

Marilyn's Money said...

Hey....I think it rains alot in Seattle? I know its a no brainer response, but reallt would love that basket! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

paula h said...

We used to live in Bremerton, Wa. I loved riding the ferry to Seattle, the Pike Street Market and seeing Mt. Rainer in the distant.

E @ Scottsville said...

Okay, so I've never been to Seattle, but my great aunt lives up there! Does that count for something?

And I already said I love your blog header, so now I'll say that I think your kids are precious!

Sandra K321 said...

Well, I've heard Seattle's weather is pretty mild but pretty wet.

This giveaway has some of my favorite things: salmon and chocolate. Yum!

April said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I visited Heather's blog and bragged on her mad blog design skills! I bragged on her cute son, too!

April said...

I am now a follower of yours! :)

Nichola said...

Rainy, Space Needle, Home to Grunge, a place I've always wanted to visit.

nicholakleyle at hotmail dot com

The Dreamer said...

Things I've heard about Seattle:
1) It's rainy or misty A LOT
2) You can get a GREAT cup of coffee there

Also, I love the design of your blog. The header is SO cute!

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

Leslie S. said...

The thing I like about Seattle is my fiend Katt lives there.Thanks!

Sharlene said...

I am already a follower and I also love Seattle! Such a beautiful city. I can't wait until I swing on through that neck of the woods this summer

Tisa said...

Hmmm...what do I love about Seattle - LOVE the Sounders FC! Thanks!

Shannon said...

Awesome prize package!! My favorite thing about Seattle has got to be the coffee. Of course, I've never been there so that's pretty lame. We hope to go on an Alaskan cruise next year and then I'll get to see the town.

liane66 said...

I would like to know if Voodoo Donuts taste as good as they sound.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen Marcus said...

I love the new layout. It is super cute! And congrats on your hubby coming home!

Deborah said...

I have always been a big fan of the Seattle sound - the music that has come from there has a sound that can't be duplicated. asthenight at gmail dot com

carolasar said...

I love how green Seattle is. I live in a dry non-rainy area and the landscapes in your town are just breathtaking. Thanks.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I've been to Seattle numerous times--I have a cousin in Auburn. I heart it out there! I would love to win this!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

And I just became a follower!

Marie said...

I love the look of your blog!

Anne said...

Awesome giveaway! I love seattle for visiting my cousins up there, pikes place market is such a neat experience, and being so close to B.C.!

Rachel Ann said...

I love Seattle...well, I love Puyallup! Seattle is a bit much for me!!! I live in Eastern WA now, but I'm from Puyallup. I love that there are STORES and RESTAURANTS close together :0...not so much in Moses Lake!

Belinda said...

The Museum of Flight is an expansive facility filled with all things related to flight and it's located in Seattle.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

Jennifer said...

Pearl Jam came from Seattle. Oh I just loved those boys back in the 90's!!
Jen twnsn2000@yahoo.com

Rhonda said...

Hi, coming over from Tim's. I have never been to Seattle. :( So, I don't know too much. I will say I LOVE your blog. Love the header...all of it! Love the beast in the header!! Too cute!

Fantastic giveaway!
rhondamm@windstream.net

alexandrea said...

Well one thing I know about Seattle is that while I've given some of these things to friends who don't live here, I never get to try them for myself! I'm glad your husband is back home!

~Tara said...

I'm now a follower...

~Tara said...

I blogged about your giveaway HERE

Michelle said...

I like Seattle's Best Coffee. Thats just about the only thing from Seattle I'm actually familiar with. And I love your blog design!!!! and since your blog design is technically in Seattle does that count? lol
thanks!
mpelosi at partners dot org

~Tara said...

I technorati faved you as tara5681

I really like your blog and am glad I found it!! You're very honest and I appreciate that in this hide behind our computer world...can't wait to get to know you better! See you soon!

Jodi said...

I love your new design!! Especially the header. Super cute! I always think of Starbucks when I think of Seattle. I love coffee. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Jodi said...

I'm a follower too!

Megan said...

Your blog layout is too cute.
And all I "know" about Seattle or think I know is that it rains. A lot.

Kelly said...

I don't know much about Seattle, but I do know that I would love to visit and go up in the Space Needle! :) This is a fantastic giveaway. Thank you! :o)

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Heather said...

Seattle. I loved Seattle when I was there 5 years ago. I was there in August visiting my BFF, and went to a Layne Staley tribute his mother was having. The weather was gorgeous! It was so nice to be able to walk around in August and not have to deal with the gross humidity of Ohio! I tried Thai food for the first time in Seattle. And some of my all time favorite bands are from Seattle (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Heart). And how lame is it that I drank my first Starbucks while in Seattle! I would there in a heartbeat, if I could!

Heather said...

I follow, and love the new look!

Heather said...

I commented on a few of Heather's posts. She has a cutie pie too!

Heather said...

I faved you on Technorati, user name hcherakovic (how original).

malleycc said...

Seattle is where my mom met my dad back in the 50's.

Heather said...

I wrote a blog about Seattle and your giveaway.

http://whatsaherakovic.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-love-seattle.html

Lacie E. said...

your blog truely is so fun!! I visited Seattle for the first time ever during the first part of the year and had so much fun. I fell in love with Trophy cupcakes (how do they make those little drops of heaven?)

Michaela said...

Pearl Jam started in Seattle (I think?). I love your new design! It looks great =)

Michaela said...

I follow you =)

Jennifer said...

I would love to live in the Seattle area! We actually periodically browse the job listings for the Seattle area and if something comes up we will move there. The weather actually seems perfect to me and I would love to be near the ocean and mountains. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Jackie said...

Love the new blog design! The princess and prince are adorable! I also love the soft pink and blue colors.

I don't know much about Seattle, but I do know I would love to visit some day. It's a long drive from New Jersey though....

Jackie said...

I follow

Abby said...

I absolutely adore the Seattle Children's theater and also the beautiful flower arrangements you can get at Pike's market for only $5!!!

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ellie said...

Since I love rain, and I live in Texas where we don't get a whole lot, I believe I would love the climate in Seattle.
Thanks for the giveaway.

julie h said...

super creative blog, for sure. Great job! The thing I love most about Seattle is that while it's still a large city, it has unique neighborhoods that each have their own feel and charm. So far I've lived in Ballard and Fremont and spend quite a bit of time downtown for work, and Capitol Hill for play. I'm interested in hearing other peoples favorite gems of the city. One of my goals is to spend more time in the international district exploring new foods! mmmmm. speaking of food, that basket sure sounds yummy. Yes, please!

Jolene said...

I am already a follower. This is an awesome giveaway. You had me at coffee...

Roxane said...

I can't remember if i entered how bad is that! I know that i would like to visit the Pike Pier fish market (is that what it's called?)

Roxane said...

I follow :)

Carolsue said...

The Space Needle is cool! I also love the surrounding lush, green areas of Mt. Rainier.
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Carolsue said...

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Jennai said...

I like Seattle cause of the music scene -- and the great scenery!
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Jennai said...

I follow you on Blogger
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