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some of my favorite things

When I was just about to hit my “blog-a-versary” date I sent out a tweet asking friends what they think a fun “giveaway” would be to honor my year. And one of my bloggy buddies immediately wrote back and said “why not your favorite things?” So that was it… and just so you know 5 of my favorites…

• My favorite ice cream… not that I have eaten any since my wellness makeover began but I will again at some point and it is Cherry Garcia! Yum!

• My favorite TV channel… of course the food network lol. And I love love love Ina, but Ellie is a close second.

• My favorite season… Spring! Love the smell of fresh cut grass for the first time and the smell of jasmine, it’s intoxicating!

• My favorite color… Green

• My favorite book… The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

• My favorite getaway… the beach, I love the sound of the waves.

And for my favorite things giveaway I have included a CD from my favorite singer: (not only is he a cutie patootie but this boy has a wonderful voice!) Michael Buble, two of my favorite movies, “the holiday” and “love actually” Ellie’s “So Easy” cookbook which you will just love! A bag of dark chocolate which is good for your blood pressure and your soul lol and since I’m the queen of organization a pad to keep up with you and your family events for the week and yes a little gift card to Starbucks…

I’d love to enter this! I think the actual value is around $75.00 it’s all ready and packed for one lucky follower.

How to enter the giveaway:

1 entry- Follow this blog, if you are already a follower leave a message and let me know one of your favorite things…

1 entry-Become a follower at my secondary blog

1 entry- Join my Wellness Makeover Fan page

1 entry- Grab I’m still standing button

1 entry- Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment that you are following on twitter.

1 entry-Tweet about this giveaway. Up to once a day! and leave a separate comment here with the twitter link.

1 entry-Subscribe to my feeds

1 entry- Favor my blog on Technorati

1 entry- Blog about this giveaway and include a link back to this contest

1 entry- Post on Facebook:, leave a separate comment here that you posted this on Facebook

Contest Rules:

• Contest ends Monday May 24, 2010 at 11pm Eastern Standard Time.

• Winner MUST either have their e-mail address on their profile, or leave their e-mail address with their comment.

• I will announce the winner of the giveaway on May 25, 2010 on this blog as well as through e-mail to the winner. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours, I will randomly choose a new winner.

* all entrants must live in the united states.

About shelley

Shelley Kramm is the founder and editor of I'm Still Standing and The DC Ladies. Learn more about her and her inspirational family here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and on

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  1. I follow you my friend on gfc

  2. i follow you on twitter

  3. I love your header :) I love love cherry garcia ice cream too, great post :)

  4. I love the things you said, and happy blogversary

  5. I follow you on GFC, thank you, nice site and giveaway.

  6. I am following my secondary blog on GFC, what a great thing you are doing over there!!!

  7. I am following you on twitter @ MacKidNWClumbus ,

  8. I am going to make the assumption that it is not open to your overseas followers, but just in case I follow you here and on twitter:) This is a lovely prize and I hope the winner enjoys it :) Jen.

  9. Very lovely. I have to say that I already own most of these things. I have all of Michael Buble's CD's. He is pretty dreamy…voice and looks 😉 I love both of those movies and already have them! I also love Food Network. Ina Garten and Giada Delaurentis are my favorites along with Emeril. Thanks for sharing a little more about yourself. And congratulations on your blogiversary :)

  10. Love the food network and the beach!! Stopping by from SITS!

  11. I am a new GFC follower.

    What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing :)

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

  12. I'm following you. My favorite thing is reading romance books! Come follow me over at Knowlton Nest (

  13. Hi Shelley— I'm already a follower. Congrats on your blogaversary!!
    I love corvids—ravens, jays, magpies and crows—for their boldness, their beauty, their intelligence, their curiosity and most of all—their raucous and enthusiastic audacity.

  14. I follow along with google reader and I have to say one of my favorite posts was when you "came clean" although reading about all you have done with the playgrounds and for those with special needs has been inspiring.
    I find it kind of ironic that reading your post today that you like Michael Bouble. This morning when I was bringing my daughter to school Michael Bouble was playing on the radio and my daughter makes a comment about we seem to hear his song every time we are in the car together. Doesn't hurt my feelings, I find his voice to be amazing. My daughter has never been a fan of his but she has come to know all the words to the song because its true, it seems like it is always on the radio!! So wait till after school when I tell her about your giveaway!! All will be forgiven though because she has a true addiction to chocolate!!
    Thanks for the chance and congrats on your blog-a-versary!!

  15. I follow Confessions of the Playground Princess on google friend connect :)

  16. I follow on twitter @lmkirb

  17. I follow you with Google.And one of my favorite things are Tulips!

  18. I also follow your other Cute Blog :-)

  19. I joined your Wellness Makeover Fan page{Deb S}

  20. I follow you on Twitter{Deb55106}

  21. Love the new look – and Happy Blog-a-versary!

  22. Hello,

    I wanted to let you know that I am following you from MBC, "Under a 100 Followers" group. I am hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back at and Also, I wanted to know if you would be interested in doing a link exchange with my sites and yours. Please let me know. Also, it has been nice meeting you via the web.

    Thanks, Tracey

  23. Hi I an a new follower to your blog here, I love your giveaway. my email is Happy blogaversary. take care. Nice to meet you.

  24. i follow on gfc (maya)

    marfmom at gmail dot com

  25. i follow you on twitter (marfmom)

    marfmom at gmail dot com

    happy blogaversary!

  26. Hello sweet Shelley – I am a new follower! One of my fave things because it's summertime, is coconut hand lotion from Bath and Body. Yum. Thank you for the chance to win your favorite things goodies! I love each one.


  27. Hello sweet Shelley – I'm now following you on Twitter via Tw33tmarie! Tweet Tweet!


  28. Hi! I followed you over from SITS and I am so glad I did.
    I am also a special needs parent and I really enjoyed reading more about your family.
    I am also your newest follower!

  29. I am also now following you on Twitter!

  30. Im totally following you!