i want to buy your love: superfantastic blog giveaway


it's time for another shallow, shameless, self-promoting giveaway!! i do this in honor of THIS comment on confession booth:

"I confess to entering contests on many blogs that I have no interest in. People seem a bit desperate to win people's love. Makes me laugh the lengths some people go to to get comments."

since i figured they were just talking about all of YOU, i decided to press forward.

this is your lucky month, because i am giving away a cherella purse!


i thought this detail on the back was awesome:


i've also included a turkey seasonal-- if you live in utah, you probably already have this bad boy--now he'll have a friend. for those of you that spit on seasonals, there is a 25 dollar gift card to red lobster/olive garden/ bahama breeze/ smoky bones restaurant.



**it's not rocket science, so all can play! leave a comment here, and if you don't have a blogger account, 1. what is wrong with you?! and, b, just leave your name and info under an "anonymous" comment.

**don't wanna pimp you out, but will reward your selling yourself out for selling ME on your blog with two entries. NOT required for my love, though.

**NOTE TO READER: only leave one comment to enter, and one more if you gave it a shout out. i am using random number generator and this is how it has to go down--muchas gracias.

this contest will close tuesday, october 28th at midnight.

ready? set? GO!

171 comments:

Kami said...

The first? Or are you still moderating? Anyaho...Hip hip hooray for anotha' Mindi Giveaway!!

Fitzwater Family said...

Well, I must say. You have great give aways. And even though you dont stalk me, I do check you blog out often. I enter all your contests. Maybe I will get lucky this time. Oh, and I will put you on my blog. Can I have 2 entry's?

buddens said...

I actually just gave a shout out to your blog anyway (couldn't pass up the nod to facebook), and then read this so it's PERFECT! I do not live in Utah and have therefore not seen the apparently legendary feathered frill. But I think I would like him.

devri said...

I am in fo shur.....

Terha said...

I love the purse! Please randomly pick me!

terbeaky [at] hotmail [dot] com

devri said...

put me in fo 2...

just shouted you out, your in my giveaway tab!!!

Tanja said...

Count me in and I'll shout you out later this week! Thanks Mindi!

Tanja said...

Two for me, please!

Wendyburd1 said...

I feel sad not to have this turkey yet...but alas I will buck up! Mmmm Olive Garden, LOL!

Allison said...

ok so what is a 'seasonal'? I love me some olive garden too :)

Tori :) said...

Come on Mindi. I think I deserve this. PLus I will look cooler with that purse.

Pedaling said...

i will fight for that bag and do what i have to do to make it mine!

Brooke said...

I really want to win this! I need a cute purse. I really love your blog. I found it during the confessional, but couldn't "come out" until now, because then someone would know that I left some confessions! Thanks for the funness!

Angie said...

I want this prize! Who do I have to pay off? What do I have to do to ensure this win? Murder? Strip? Cards? Double Dare? What? That purse belongs on this bloggers shoulder and NO, I don't have the "Utah" turkey so I think I need it and YES, I love to eat out? Are the stars aligned?

Kelly said...

I think the chica that was up checkin you out at 2 am should win for her dedication. But I need to work on my turkey seasonals so I'm hoping I can pull this off.

Tiffany said...

I. WANT. THAT. PURSE.

However, I have not entered your last few giveaways because I feel spoiled from winning your Hawaiian giveaway. I felt it was the honorable thing to do, to remove my name from the hat.

But I have no honor left--I want that purse!

Vanessa said...

When I read that confession, I thought uh-oh, they are talking about me. Oh well, I love comments and they can bite me.

Vanessa said...

You are on my sidebar.

Denise said...

I don't have the Utah turkey eitehr. Count me in!

Kristen said...

Count me in! I love your giveaways...and you, of course!!

veronica said...

Mindi... my love ALL yours! I'd love me a new handbag and I DO live in Utah, but apparently I live under a rock, so go ahead and send me the fancy turkey and the gift card too!

Amanda said...

You should be getting a prize for all the WORK you did moderating comments last week.
Seriously...a good time was had at our place reading up!
La-ove the purse.
I am in.

Kaci said...

Pick me I so have the perfect shoes for that bag! LOL! Coming over from Tanja!

veronica said...

Got ya on my side bar!

Note to "random number generator": Pick me! Pick me!

rachel said...

entering!

rachel said...

shouting out now!

Me and The Boys said...

I want in on this action! Sign me up!

Me and The Boys said...

And I gave a little shout out on my blog so put me in for DOS!

Tori said...

If ever there was a way to be bought...that would be it!! Great giveaway!!

Misty said...

Count me in for some turkey love!

Kristina P. said...

I just want to win so it can be my third win and I can rub it in everyone's faces.

Heather said...

Cute prizes! I'm in!

Tiburon said...

Oh you know i am in. And you know you will get a shout out!

Kizzie said...

I'm intrigued by the Utah turkey, I'm here and I'm not seeing them anywhere. But then again...maybe I don't get out enough!
And really, who doesn't love a giveaway...free stuff? Yeah, I'm there.

Misty said...

Just shouted you out. You already have my love, but the giveaways surely help. Yay for Word To Your Mother!

Princess Mommy said...

I like to win stuff. :)

gina bina said...

OK, this is my first entry on one of your giveaways! You've been shouted out, twice! Plus, I've giving you an award, stay tuned. Try not to faint when you accept it.

Princess Mommy said...

Got the word out on my blog!

Vera said...

I am a random person... Does that count?

Brooke said...

Please count me in! Never seen one of those Turkeys here in California!! Thanks and have a great day!
;-)

Jas and Kim said...

Count me in! This is my first entry ever on your blog...Way excited!!!

hoLLy said...

oooooh, another giveaway! one more time to shamelessly beg for someone to pick me as their winner even though i know its a random number generator that picks it. oh well, i like to beg. okay i didn't mean to get all kinky.

Ida said...

This is me entering I must have the turkey.

Ida said...

This is my blog entry form. You know you have a shout out.

Paige & Wyatt said...

I love your blog and your give aways.

~Wyatt~Brittney~Brecken~ said...

Of course you have a "Shout-Out" and you already have a link, so all thats left is to enter me for your AWSEOMENESS! No need to buy my friendship, but it always helps. . . right?!

Laurie P. said...

Can't wait to win. Positive thinking here. :)

Harlene said...

Mamma needs a new bag!

Harlene said...

I'd be happy to shout you out.

I'm in for 2.

Aimee said...

How fun! Love your giveaways! maybe one day, I'll win!

Amanda K said...

What a fun giveaway! I can always use more seasonal decore!! pick me! pick me!!

Tanya said...

Fun! I just started checking your blog after the confessional. That made for VERY interesting reading.

I love that purse! Absolutely gorgeous.

Whitney said...

I would love to win!

Taryn said...

Hey I'm in. My affections can easily be bought. *giggle*

btw, Tanja sent me over here.

Whitney R said...

I love givEaways. I still need to send out the prizes to my winners.

Christi said...

Count me in!

Stephanie said...

Wow, this is awesome stuff - thanks for your generosity

Linda said...

count me in!

Linda said...

count me in!

Joseph and Katie Smith said...

Your giveaways are the best. Love the purse, the quote is great. I live in Utah and don't have the turkey either. I need to get out more. Red Lobster maybe? :)

angela said...

Oh please enter me in. Maybe I will get lucky and win. I love your giveaways and your blog.
angela@itsou.com

Hirschisquirts said...

Enter me in...it's awesome...and I don't have a turkey like that yet!

Omgirl said...

This may be the first time in the history of your blog that I'm not entering. I'm not terrilby into that purse or that turkey. And I'd feel mean taking those two things away from someone who loved them just for the gift certificate. So I'll graciously step aside out of respect for the true lovers. (But I still heart you, Mindi).

dd said...

Must. Win. Purse. Love it!

Krista said...

Those bags are so cute..my mom has one. Hope I win!

Holly O. said...

You were carrying a cute bag at lunch on Friday...is this one of those?

The Newitts said...

oooo pick me............

Jill said...

PICK ME!

GG said...

I think that turkey is so cute!

Mikki said...

WEll, you do host some pretty sweet giveaways, and this is no exception.
Thanks for coming by my blog today, I was so excited to see your comment! :o)

Mikki said...

OK, I posted a linky-loo on my blog.

Shanz said...

I'm entering, and I TOTALLY deserve to win!!! ;)

Kristin said...

sign me up! I have two of those turkeys, and they totally need a triplet. :)

But what I really want (besides your love) is that super purse!

Michelle said...

Count me in! Thanks again for another great giveaway. "Mama likey!"

Michelle said...

Here's my 2nd entry for giving you a shout out!

Great confession booth! I vote you continue it on a quarterly basis. My husband & I had some great laughs over it!

Sharla said...

I need this. My children are about to disown me because of my lack of seasonals.

The Patrona said...

I really just want work a bull right now...Please pick your favorite big-haired bandita so I can have a positive distraction. I'm willing to share.

Kim said...

I would love to win, keeping my fingers crossed.

heidi said...

What a fun giveaway. Count me in. Great blog!

blueviolet said...

You're right; this giveaway IS superfantastic!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Melissa and Justin said...

Your blog is HILARIOUS! I found it from my sister, Michelle. She began by telling me about the confession booth. Man I was dying. Pretty darn funny.

Melinda said...

I don't live in Utah, but I like seasonals!!! And I LOVE that you have given me a new name for all my crap. LOL!!! Found you via Shark Bait, and you are hilarious. Thanks!

Rychelle said...

luckily, i am not above selling myself (i mean my love).

Suzy said...

I love all of it!

Tiburon said...

Shout out complete.

Not that it matters.

I won't win.

But enter me twice anywho.

tammy said...

Okay, I know I meant to leave a comment earlier. How did it not get there? I'm sure it was computer error and not my personal error.

The Foulgers said...

I love that Turkey! I'm in Utah as well and have never seen it. Here's hoping I win!

Angie said...

Chalk me up for another entry! I've got you pimped on my sidebar!

Kris said...

A mother from Minnesota wants a Utah turkey!!!!Great fun!!I love and laugh darn hard when I visit your blog.Thanks for offering a fab giveaway!

~Wyatt~Brittney~Brecken~ said...

Okay. . . I did everything. . .except leave to comments. . . yeah I'm dumb. So here is the second to get the extra entry! (pick me okay!?)

Kris said...

You have been a link on my blog since the first day I found your blog. That makes it two chances for that turkey to end up in a good Minesota home.

Rachel said...

Okay, I'll play. Found you on Ida's blog!

Joe, Amber and Ken Bowden said...

Pick me, pick me! I am an avid reader, not an avid commenter. AND, I think it is totally acceptable to try to buy your readers love with give-aways :D

Joe, Amber and Ken Bowden said...
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Mama C. said...

I don't ever win any of these (gracious!) prizes, but that's okay. I come to visit other people's blogs just to say "hey", and meet new folks. I think I'd be in shock if I ever *did* win!

So... "hey"! Nice to meet you! :)

The Thomas' said...

I'm in! Just moved to Utah and don't have one of those lovely turkeys yet. Sounds fun!

Kellie said...

The bird and purse are way cute and I am always in for a gift card to a restaurant...no cooking for mama!!!

DV- Rebecca L. said...

Are you kidding me? That Rocks!! Count me in :)

Jillene said...

Pick me! Pick me!!

Camrin said...

SWEET! This is an awesome giveaway! I Hope I win.
Camrin(at)mesquitegroup(dot)com

L and T said...

I know its me this time

Rusti said...

SahWeet! I love Cherella bags. I used to nanny for one of the owners and I'd get to check out the new lines, so I know thems are good bags.

Nate, Heidi, Cooper said...

Ok Vanessa you must have a LOT of time on your hands. You have got to have the coolest blog on my list. I can only hope to aspire to your great level of commitment.
Heidi

Aimee said...

Very cool giveaway as usual! Count me in please.

BTW - I already have the turkey (but I'd love to give my small one to my sister)... found mine all the way in Holland, MI.

Aimee said...

And, I've given you a shout-out. :)

sweet-sistah-sarah said...

What a great purse!!! Count me in pretty please! Thanks girl!

ktmay said...

oh wow, that stuff is so pretty. i will be the happiest person ever if i win. i'd be way happier than anyone else, i can tell you that right now. i want to win so bad. i love that tag so much. THE EARTH LAUGHS IN FLOWERS....WOW. that is so awesome. i love that.i think i just fell in love with emerson. even if i don't win i am going to stencil that on a canvas and hang it up in my house. must get book of poems by emerson now. will do that tomorrow. i kid you not. i love poetry.

Heather said...

WORD is right! Thanks for the great giveaway!! Pick me! Pick me!

Physcokity said...

Dag yo! I'm what? Dead last. Random numero generators almost nev-er pic the extremes and usually fall somewhere in the means...oh well

Beck's said...

POPPM PLease oh please pick me. I have had a real run of bad luck lately so maybe this can turn around the luck of the water and the computer..

Beck's said...

POPPM PLease oh please pick me. I have had a real run of bad luck lately so maybe this can turn around the luck of the water and the computer..

Beck's said...

POPPM PLease oh please pick me. I have had a real run of bad luck lately so maybe this can turn around the luck of the water and the computer..

jenny said...

wow nice giveaway and well i just found you to day and now i got a newblog to read :)

Jennifer said...

FABULOUS giveaway! I love everything & would be thrilled to win! Thanks for the chance.

Have a great weekend!

tren said...

I dig it all, and I desperately NEED seasonals! My house is very blah at the holidays & needs sprucing up. So pick me!

Laura said...

Count me in--looks awesome!

Krista said...

Love the purse. And I don't live in Utah, but I do have one of those turkeys. Too funny. I'm sure he would love a friend!

Heather said...

cute purse! :)

k.j.h said...

Sounds fun! Count me in!

Adam & Jessica said...

Im a purse freak and i LOVE that purse! Hope I win!!!

Emma said...

My turn, my turn, my turn! How cute is that purse. Gotta have it!

Becky, yep said...

After the day I've had Carma better get over her PMS and do somethin' right by ME!

C'mon randome number thinger #122 is all I'm askin'!

Megan said...

Love the purse! Please enter me in the giveaway!

Vintage Diva1962 said...

Oh my!!!Whats the world coming to if you don't have a blog.I love blogs and would love to win the purse.

Nancy Sabina said...

That purse is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win (shamelessly).

tristanjh said...

Great purse. I live in Utah, but have never seen the turkey thing. I should get out more!

tristanjh@yahoo.com

Judy said...

That turkey would have a BLAST hanging out in my kitchen with my Evil-ceramic-polkadot-chickens! What a cutie! And that purse is AWESOME!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Judy said...

Oooh, and I posted about it on my blog!

micaela6955 said...

great giveaway, purse is just lovely-very kewl if I must say so myself. Please count me in!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

The Johnson's said...

What a FUN giveaway!!! I'll admit it--I love to enter...haven't ever won, though!! DARN!~!!

Jingle said...

I would simply like to encourage you to continue in your pursuit of buying the love of bloggers everywhere by giving away cool free stuff. I've been known to shamelessly bribe a few, myself, and, I fully intend to do so in the near future again...I need to maintain that readership SOMEHOW! LOL! So...alas...I shall enter...but only to encourage your shameless bribery. It's entirely selfless...I assure you.

Lynne said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
I appreciate your generosity.

lynne@fairpoint.net

carly k. said...

Sign me up!!

penny said...

Love Love Love Purses

Stacy said...

Gobble, Gobble - what a fun blog! I'm always looking for something fun to read! I must live in a hole - haven't seen the turkey yet, but it would make a great addition to the Fall decorations I already have.

Kellie said...

Shout out has been givin!

momma-o-minnie said...

I have always been accused of being very random... Feel free to pick me...
Fall is my favorite time of year and this fall I could really use a pick me up!!!

Anonymous said...

I really only enter things that I would use or a friend would. I must say that I was very excited over the bag. I will post on my blog. I'm giving something away free on my Blog. I use anonymous because I have trouble posting.
http://judy-judysfabricaddiction.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I did a post on my Blog that has a link to your give away even though I didn't want anyone else to know so that the bag might be mine! May the best person win! :) Judy
http://judy-judysfabricaddiction.blogspot.com/

Poulsen Family said...

I don't live in Ut, but I used to...I need a little holiday friend.

Sandy said...

sweet giveaway- nice site

Aaron and Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

this is super! I love the turkey- I have zero fall decorations that aren't either a jack-o-lantern or a witch's hat. Awesome giveaway, thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a FUN giveaway!!!! love, Love, LOVE the purse! I used to live in Utah, now I'm in Idaho....don't have the turkey. LOVE eating out!!
Thanks for hosing a fun giveaway!
I found you on Tip Junkie!
hayleemollerup@yahoo.com

Attic Charm said...

What an awesome giveaway! I hereby humbly request to enter with absolutely no shame whatsoever.

Suzanne said...

GREAT giveaway..pick me pick me! :)

Jenny S said...

Yes please!! Enter me in!! The purse would be a gift, the turkey would be for me and the 25$ would be a nice girls night out!! Woo Hoo!!

Anonymous said...

Mindi-
Hey, from one Mindy to another! I am an occasional blurker on your blog, but have never left a comment before. Nothin' like a giveaway to bring us all out of the woodwork, huh? :)

Mindy Barnes
mindy_barnes@hotmail.com

Sue Cahill said...

Great giveaway!! I'd be very thankful if I won.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea,I will have to start a blog and then a giveaway. Thank you generous lady!!!
Marta Gerrity
martagerrity@yahoo.com

Olmos Family said...

awesome! I am loving the flower!

Olmos Family said...

I gave you a shout out on my personal blog!!

Tina said...

I just found you and I'm so happy!!

MiaKatia said...

I'm back and of course my first comment had to be on your super fantastic giveaway! It was great meeting you, you are just as gorgeous and fun in person. Thanks for coming out to lunch with me!

Anonymous said...

Love your giveaway! Cute purse and I love the quote! jenniferfraser83@yahoo.com

Jennie Minor said...

ah hell! I am never going to win. You have so many stalkers now! but...i do want it!

Hayley said...

I would dig this!

Jas and Kim said...

Yea free giveaway and they're great prizes. I just absolutely love your blog and I follow it almost daily. Thanks and I hope I win!!

Courtney Tam said...

Ooh! Just in time for my birthday!

Family of 5 said...

Love the purse, I want to win it!

cassie said...

Holy Cow! I just spent way too much time on your blog! I'm a first time visitor here, and will definitely be following. Nice giveaway; who doesn't love a new handbag! Cute turkey too!

Holly H. said...

Seriously cool girl! Enter me for sure!

jenjen said...

Wow -- what a great giveaway. I would love to be entered. I love your blog and think you are hilarious!!!!

Lesley said...

What is my problem? I can't believe I hadn't entered yet! Enter me foo!

Vanessa The Scientist said...

Thanks for reminding me about this. I'm in love with this bag.

And this is a good time to tell you that I think you're awesome. Not only for the fact that you're totally into Dave Grohl too (I think that he would be the best hang out buddy EVER), but you write a blog that I'm massively entertained by and can relate to. So thanks, Mindi.

Suzie said...

I am not sure I could move you anymore but would love to find out.
:)
your giveaways are frequent, popular & generous.
A+ for you!

Suzie said...

THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO SAY LOVE YOU ANY MORE.
LOVE
LOVE
LOVE


doh!

gina bina said...

I'm entering AGAIN. That's how bad I want to win! Win! WIN!

Plain Jame said...

Someones FAAABULOUUUUSSSS!

Giveaways on blogs remind me when I was a teenager - ONLY because I would hope and wish the hottest guy would ask me out to homecoming or prom and envision it even - and it wouldn't happen for me. Yet the same for me as winning anything.

That "Secret" stuff is all hocus pokeyus.

Misty said...

Did I win yet? :)

Laura said...

Wowza - what a nice giveaway! Count me in, and feel free to pick me - LOL!

Bridget said...

love that purse! and believe it or not, I don't have a turkey seasonal even thought I do live in Utah!