Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Sweetest Thing of All, A Valentine's GIVEAWAY!



This Giveaway is now closed.

So with Valentine's Day coming up, I wanted to send one of my readers a little Valentine package. So here's what I'll be sending:



  • 1 little bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans

  • 1 little box of Necco conversation hearts

  • 1 little bag of Hershey's Kisses Cherry Cordial

  • 10 pack of blank floral note cards w/envelopes

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Comment below telling me of a special Valentine's you've had!
(please leave me contact info also)

Giveaway ends: 7 pm pst, Monday, February 2, 2009

Bonus! Earn up to 4 more bonus entries by:
-Mommy bloggers! become a member of my Facebook Bloggin' Moms group
-Foodie bloggers! become a member of my I'm A Food Blogger! Flickr group
-Following me on Twitter and twittering this giveaway
-Following me through my blog widget (at bottom of blog)

Leave an additional comment for each extra entry or if you are already doing any of these.

The fine print:
-Open to USA readers only please

-Be sure to check my blog, and your email to see if you won!
-Winners will also be posted on my Twitter & Flickr
-I will choose a random winner using Random.org and blog who it is
-I verify your email/click-able name, blog posts, groups and button placement on blogs

Good luck!

You know, the Mr. & I don't get all lovey dovey here for Valentine's, that's ok. I get the kids a little something special and bake a treat, and they do the school thing but that's it.

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When I was younger, my oldest sister gave me the nickname Jelly Belly so they've always reminded me of that. Do you know what my most favorite flavor of the bunch is? POPCORN! Yes! I love it! I know a lot of people dislike it, so send them all to me! :)

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108 Lovely Comments:

fourkidsmom said...

My husband and I don't get real mushy either. Actually he does things every day that show me he is my special valentine.
tbrown@barlingar.com

Kelli said...

my fav valentine was, we had had a hard time getting preg, we finally gave up (I bought a jeep) we went to Vegas and lets just say, what happens in vegas doesnt always stay in vegas. hehe Bridger was born 9 months later hehe.

JennyMac said...

K-man and I have been dating over 2 years now. We do the dinner and cards thing. OF course being 42 y.o and having a stable man in my life and never married...I get the harrassment from my friends about the 'ring' stuff...sigh. OH well, if it happens, it happens. Don't rush a man I've learned...LOL

jmackinnell(at)gmail(dot)com

Erika Lynn said...

my freshman year of college my then boyfriend got me peanut butter cups and hockey tickets. too bad that was the highlight of the whole relationship.

Lindley said...

This year we are going to Vegas to celebrate 10 years together- I am predicting this will be the best one yet!
linjenals at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

A special V-Day for me was when my kids fixed dinner for me. They put their hearts into it :)

Rebeccaa
rlb46341(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacy said...

My special Valentines are my 4 kids. Me and my husband don't do mushy either. Thanks for a cute giveaway!

Rita T. said...

I'm not sure I remember any really special Valentine's Days. I think each year is special. My husband and I get away from our 5 children and eat out at a nice restaurant. We spend much of the evening out walking through stores but not buying anything. Just anything to get away.
mommy_34695@yahoo.com

MorenaTejana said...

I remember when my girlfriend bought me a diamond necklace. Just the fact that my non-romantic girlfriend bought me something that day made it the most special gift ever. I usually don't wear jewelry, but this necklace is on my person to this day. *sigh*

Emily said...

The sweetest Valentine's Day I've had was about 2 yrs ago. I'm not really into dating much (Work and school consume my life!), but the guy I was dating had a very conflicting schedule..he was a night owl..I was definitely NOT! Anyway, I woke up one morning to go to class and on my car windshield I had a rose and a card. It's the smallest things that really count!

Kelly Zimm said...

The best V-day to date was last year. My husband and I always cook each other a lobster dinner and eat over candle light. The kids are included too. So last year, once we lit the candles my son starting to sing "Happy Birthday"! So there we sat on V-day, singing "Happy Birthday" over and over again.
It was great and a memory to never be forgotten :)
Thanks for the chance to win!
Kelly
zimmscents@gmail.com

Ashley said...

My father when I was younger would celebrate like it was our birthday. The whole works, like each daughter was his date. I miss that.
My favorite flavor is juicy pear!

ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Carolyn G said...

We don't get mushy either but the best valentines we had was that we went away to St. Augustine, FL. THe first day was great. Then on Valentines day itself there was a huge storm and we got stuck in the B&B. It was great. It was very romantic.

mindy said...

it was when my mom gave me as an adult a ceramic basket with kisses in it because she loves me thanks for the giveaway

Hélène said...

My husband rarely does anything for Valentine's, but one year he bought me chocolates AND flowers! That was pretty amazing.

AmandaK said...

My favorite Valentines Day was a few years ago. We actually had gotten snow on that exact day! So me, my then boyfriend, and my sister went out and threw snowballs at each other. It was so much fun!

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

we don't get mushy either- unless you include buying half price candy and saying here you go hun..

Daintry said...

Once my husband hid a box of kids valentines all around the house for me to find. It was super sweet and totally out of character!

Thanks for the chance t owin.

Homemaker said...

The most special Valentine's Day I have had was my first one with my husband..boyfriend then..he brought me over flowers and a card with a sweet note inside and we just sat and talked and watched tv all day long...It was such a great way to spend it that didn't cost alot of money...just electricity and the flowers and card he got me.

sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

wildflower00 said...

My husband planned a special weekend in Vegas for us, packed my bags and picked me up from work to take me to the airport. I was completely shocked. It was a magical weekend I will never forget. the only problem now is how can he top that one??

thanks for the giveaway

texasgirl(at)rocketmail(dot)com

toontz said...

My favorite memories are the cards that the kids made me. (Back when they loved me... they're teens now, lol). They were so proud of them, and it always touched my heart to get them.

WonderfullyMade729 said...

My favorite V-Day was the first with my husband, then boyfriend... we went to dinner and then (this is cheesy) build-a-bear and made a "love-bug" bear... we still have it :)
wonderfullymade729 at gmail dot com

WonderfullyMade729 said...

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Anonymous said...

My daughter who is now 25 and a mother herself made me a gigantic Valentine's card when she was young. It featured her own poems. I have kept it all these years!!! I hope to share it with my granddaughter some day.

sc2466 at comcast dot net

Steph said...

Hubby had candles, a bubble bath, chocolate, and flowers waiting for me when I got home from work. Wow was that great!

silverhartgirl said...

I start the morning by making heart shaped pancakes and then in the evening we all watch a movie together. We get the kids candy(and some for me too)

Anonymous said...

I will always remember the Valentine's Day when my kids gave me their first handmade Valentine.
bkittie@hotmail.com

Beth said...

My special valentine was when my husband proposed to me with a diamond and still happy after 15 years!

tami said...

a very special vday for me was my surprise wedding!! dh planned it and "lied" to me so i would show up! :)

Amber said...

My fav Valentines Day was when my sweetie, who was out of town at the time, had flowers delivered to be first thing Valentines Day morning. It left me smiling all day. I love sweet simple thoughtful gestures most.

Thanks! Yummy prize!!
shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Sweetpeas said...

We don't do much for Valentines, but 10 years ago (when we were newlyweds LOL) I gave him a puppy for valentines day, she's still an important part of our family :)

coolchkmic said...

About 5 years ago my husband (then boyfriend) and I went to La Creperie Cafe and enjoyed a 4 course meal and a nice bottle of wine. I had painted him a plate and had his meal served on it. I miss those days!

thelastrabbit@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Valentine's Day isn't a big deal for me; however, I do love to watch my little ones get all excited about giving their friends Valentine's Day cards. I also like to bake something extra special (and sweet!) for those I love.
derekandjennifer97@yahoo.com

mrstolli said...

My mom always had a tradition of making us heart shaped biscuits with jelly in the middle. I love the idea and keep the tradition going with my daughter. I love also love having an excuse to buy some little gifts for her and my hubby!

karebear101701@yahoo.com

valerie2350 said...

twittered it and followed you

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Michelle and Michael Vatcher said...

Before my husband and I got married, I had to work on Valentines day. So he surprised me with a cute stuffed animal when I got there, then he had a table set for 2 behind my work on my lunch break. I thought that was it, but it wasn't. He worked at Rocky mountain Chocolate Factory. So before I left work he delivered a HUGE try of chocolate cover cherries, strawberries, and Carmel Apples. Yummy! It was the best Valentines day ever!

cdziuba said...

My sweetest Valentines Day is when I found out I was pregnant with my son.

Courtney said...

My first Valentine's Day being married to my WONDERFUL husband whom I love SO SO much!

James and Andrea said...

My first valentines' day married to my husband was so special! I cooked him a steak dinner and he brought me roses and chocolate. This one might rival it though, our first baby is due any day now!

BrineS said...

My favorite Valentine's Day was last year...my first one married!

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
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Following your blog

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BrineS said...

Following you on Twitter

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Bethany said...

My best was when we were engaged. We were snowed in, and my fiance made a gourmet dinner. Yum!

Estela said...

My favorite Valentine's Day is the one when I found out I was pregnant with our first child. My husband had just left on deployment to Iraq, so it was an amazing way to feel connected to him while we were apart.

paula h said...

A few years ago my husband took red paint and painted little love note on the bedroom walls.

Anonymous said...

The best valentines day have been the valentines made with kindergarten love. Sue
brooke2day@yahoo.com

Jingle said...

We don't really do V-day in our house, but one year my husband bought me a beautiful bouquet of roses for the 13th with a card that said, "Happy Day Between." My birthday is Feb. 12 and I thought that was the sweetest thing!

ShaunJoy said...

My husband proposed on Valentine's Day! He really didn't want to on that day (it's so cliche and expected) but it just happened to be the day I was visiting him at college. :)

Becca said...

I'm not a big V-Day person. One year though I went to my then boyfriend's gig, and it was pretty cool. Thanks!! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I am now following your blog. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Chrystina said...

Love your new background!! Valentines is fun to do things with the kids and write them mushy love notes. But for us the real fun begins when the kids go to bed! Love ya 'Chelle!

demmi said...

I like the valentines parties we had a school when I was a child con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

LeslieVeg said...

Hi Rachelle, this is a precious giveaway! All my Valentine's Days are special because my Valentine is my Hubby and we have been married 25 years this April! He is the BOMB to put up with my Shennanigans! He is a quiet man, and a GEM! I adore this guy! He is my Heart and Soul!!!
I can't wait for him to come home at night.
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com

Taylor said...

My Birthday is February 13th. so it was one year many years ago when we first moed into this house .. I wasn't expecting it my but my husband brought me one of those Huge Dairy Queen cakes as a Birthday and Valentine gift. It was a wonderful gesture but I had just lost a good bit of weight and was trying to contain myself, needless to say I dug right into the cake and didn't look back. Ha Ha!Thank you! skyxsky27[at]gmail.com

LeslieVeg said...

I'm a member of your Facebook Bloggin' Mom's group!
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com

Taylor said...

I signed up to follow you so please give me another entry .. appreciate it.
skyxsky27[at]gmail.com

LeslieVeg said...

I'm following you on Twitter and gave you a tweet, here's the link
http://tinyurl.com/cn4qx3
Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
Thanks for this great giveaway!

Shel said...

My husband surprised me with my favorite chocolate covered grapes and strawberries from Malley's. Malley's only sells them around Valentine's Day and the line to get them is huge. They tasted even better knowing he waited in that line to get them for me.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I joined the facebook group too
(Michelle Hudak)

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm following you on twitter and I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/1162541740

shel704 at aol dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite valentine was the year my husband asked me to marry him.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

sunnymum said...

My special Valentine's treat is always the same---hubby cooks for me. He's not so good at it, but don't tell him, since I think the effort he puts into it is sweet!

Angie said...

One of my fave valentine's day memories was the year we all got sick. LOL..stay with me. The kids, hubby, and I snuggled into bed together and watched cartoons all day. When I woke up (with little feet in my face) the kids were all smooshed together with daddy and teddy bears and stuffed dinosaurs...it was just adorable. I will never forget how much love I felt looking at my 3 most important people in the world! Thanks! I loveeeee Jelly Bellys and kisses...MMMM!

sandalsndaisies(at)yahoo(dot)com

salymsmommy said...

My husband and I's first Valentines together was spent with me in the hospital having a miscarriage. The next year, he tried to make me forget about this now very emotional time of year. Breakfast in bed, lunch delivered picnic style to my office, and dinner at the best restaraunt we could afford. As well as the biggest basket I have ever seen, hand decorated by him, filled with cookies, chocolate, treats, nicnacks, balloons, flowers, and a beautiful bracelet.
salymsmom@aol.com

lobsterandfishsticks said...

I always HATED Valentine's Day - I always dated losers who didn't seem to have a romantic bone in their bodies. Once I was finally blessed with a good, loving man in my life, our first Valentine's Day after we were married was so nice, but it didn't compare to our second one - our son, Daniel, was born at 2:04am on Valentine's Day in 2007. Needless to say, Valentine's Day is one of my most favorite days of the year, and will be for the rest of my life.

Jensinisrael said...

My favorite was when my husband gave me the whole day off. What a nice day.

Nicole said...

The first Valentine's day with my husband (boyfriend then) was really special. He was so romantic. Great giveaway! The numbers on the comments look great too!

Peggy said...

I love to make every Valentines Day special,its fun and we can never let a day go by without showing love to your love ones . Remember , we only have today.
Thanks

Jackie said...

My favorite Valentines Day was when my daughter was in first grade. Her class made truffles and each child wrapped up two for their mom. She was so proud when I opened it. She couldnt wait to eat one!

Wehaf said...

My first Valentine's day with my boyfriend we were actually apart, but he sent me the sweetest care package. It was my first year of grad school and it meant a lot!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Grammy Blick said...

Excellent responses!! Congratulations on your following. I'm with you on Bloggin' Moms -- and my Valentine tradition is getting a huge mylar heart into the house each year for by beloved husband. I've been successful each year, as the balloons get bigger and bigger -- and last longer and longer. And -- thanks for that special recipe tip. Dessert last night was a winner!!

Anne Bradshaw said...

Love your contest ideas.

I also have some great contests running weekly on my blog at Not Entirely British if you're interested. This week's is especially valuable. Wish I could enter!

Mrs. Olsen said...

My best one was getting to find out the gender of my baby girl a couple of years ago!!! rebolsen at gmail dot com

DEBIJOT said...

My favorite was the year he made plans for us to stay overnite at Mariott. This was on Friday night. Saturday we had a terrible icestorm. We got to stay an extra night. It was great.

bison61 said...

last Valentines Day my husband took me to a B&B-that was fun!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

AmeliaB said...

How fun! My favorite Valentine's was when I was in grade school and we all brought brown paper bags in and lined them up against the wall. After that we went around and put our Valentine's in each bag. I must have gone home with over 30 Valentines! :)

amelia2007b(at)yahoo(dot)com

k8lynr said...

hmm... a special valentine's day.

last year my boyfriend surprised me by getting me stuff early since he'd be away for valentine's day.

he's a sweetie like that.

-kate

jaded_anthem@yahoo.com

nicole said...

We usually just get a babysitter and go out that night. Nothing to mushy.

- Marybeth I. said...

I celebrate more with the kids. My husband usually does more for either my anniversary or my b-day but not both because they are close together

- Marybeth I. said...

follow on twitter and tweeted - http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/1165911342

Erica G said...

My husband took me to my favorite place and had a card and flowers waiting for me. simple, but sweet! Thanks for the giveaway!
babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

Kacee said...

valentine's weekend 2005...my husband and i were dating at the time and it was our first valentine's day together and our 6 month mark...we had dinner and a movie at his apartment..i cooked :) and we watched "The Notebook" after the movie we exchanged gifts and danced to a cheesy love song compilation disc i had brought...then....HE PROPOSED!! :)
we got married 5 months later! and this July will be 4 years!!! we just had our first little one, noah, and this will be our first valentine's day as a FAMILY of 3!!!! :)

sidenote: "fourkidsmom" is my mother in law!!!

kacee_brown@yahoo.com

Kacee said...

kacee_brown@yahoo.com

i'm in your facebook group, bloggin moms!

i <3 facebook!!

Kacee said...

i'm also "following" your blog!

my mom in law always talks about your recipes!!

kacee_brown@yahoo.com

noreen said...

last year my husband got each of his girls flowers, a gift and chocolate and picked up our favorite takeout

KV Creative Designs said...

Hi,
Great Giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! I have not had a "Sweetheart" in years, but it is always special with my daughter. Here is last year:
http://kvcreativedesigns.blogspot.com/2008/02/happy-valentines-day.html

KV

KV Creative Designs said...

I also gave ya a Tweet and I am a follower now.

http://twitter.com/kvcr8ivedesigns

KV

Renee G said...

Please include me in your drawing. This looks sweet.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Jodi said...

One year my boyfriend had long stem roses sent to me at work. That was a huge, very nice surprise.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

suburban prep said...

15 yrs ago I was sent tulips (my favorite) anonymously. I found out who sent them about three weeks later. Then 11 yrs ago that same someone asked me to marry him. Two very high on my list of best Valentines day.

~Sandy~ said...

my hubby had a singing telegram sent to me at work. Embarrassing....yes, but also sweet at the same time. thanks so much for the chance to win!

cheekybowtique@hotmail.com

Tracy @ our Journey said...

I guess the most special Valentine's Day to me was my first one as a wife...my hubby bought enough roses to put a vase full in every room in the house...each one had its own little card and reason why he loved me...he even put them in the closets because he said he had more reasons than we had rooms...sweet huh?

tlb3405@yahoo.com

Rachelle said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Winner to be announced soon! Good luck!

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