Monday, January 28, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway

Hey faithful readers, I'm participating in a "giveaway". Please leave a helpful household tip in the comment spot on this post to have your name entered into a drawing on Feb. 4, 2008 (USA address only please) If your name is drawn you will receive this beautiful linen weave Mary Engelbreit tea towel. It's new with tags.
Visit Rocks In My Dryer for a bunch more bloggy "giveaways" this week.

93 comments:

Lesha said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Karla said...

Now. That would look perfect in my kitchen! I decorate with red accents. Thanks for the giveaway.

Momala said...

Cute tea towel!

Hope said...

I love it and I'd love to be entered! Thanks!

Hugs,
Hope

Banana said...

cute cute cute! I actually collect tea towels!

Rachel said...

Hey ya'll, don't forget to leave your helpful household hint! Rachel

Lori said...

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers - great for everything; especially if you have toddlers in the home!!!

Rosey said...

Denture clean tablets -- clean vases!

Mom2fur said...

That's so cute! Here's my tip: cut an apple in half, then use a melon baller to scoop out the part with the seeds. Easy-peasy! (Oh...and fill the 'hole' you just made with peanut butter for a yummy snack!)

Daughter of the King said...

This is so cute....Love ME stuff...let's see...houehold tip....*put a load of clothes on to wash before you go to bed...then in the am...switch them to the dryer...it is nice to have a head start when you wake up*

Deby

yesipray at gmail dot com

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Rachel, Great Giveaway!! Please count me in!! Connie

Hillcrest Acres said...

I love Mary Engelbreit anything. I love her colors, so cherry and bright. Household tip, now that's a tough one. Here's one for all those hockey moms with those stinky hockey bags of their sons (and daughters). Put fabric softner sheets in the bag to help with the awful odor.

I Was Just Thinking.... said...

Those are my kitchen colors! Please pick me!

windycindy said...

Hi, I just started using "Micro Fiber" cloths to clean and I love them! Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

S.B. said...

My household tip is to reuse plastic bags - you can use them as little trashbags in waste paper baskets.

michelle said...

My household tip is for cleaning windows, glass, mirrors, etc. without chemicals. Simply wash the surface with a damp terrycloth towel and then buff it dry with a microfiber cloth. There will be no streaks. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

A Cup of Joy said...

I love Mary Englebreit! So cheery! My house cleaning tip is: Do your least favorite chore first...get it out of the way...makes the rest of the housework more enjoyable...and will go by quicker.

Janne said...

What a fun way to get a lot of tips! My tip is to not wait until I have time to complete a task before beginning it. Instead, work 5 minutes on it until time to dash out the door, between appointments, etc. A lot can be accomplished in little spots of time that often get wasted.

T'aowyn said...

to get coffee stains out of the pot, put some lemon juice, salt and ice and swish it around. Safer than bleach.

taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

KEITH said...

WHEN CLEANING WINDOWS WITH WINDEX USE NEWSPAPER IN PLACE OF PAPER TOWELS. WORKS GREAT AND MUCH CHEAPER. KEITH

Sarah said...

A household tip, huh? It would be helpful if I were actually on top of things right now. It's bad timing to admit it, but my best household tip is

www.flylady.net

Her system is 100% free & revolutionized my house (since 2004). Except right now. But your tea towel would motivate me out of my rut! I love Mary Engelbreit.

Mommy said...

Please count me in your contest. I wipe our bathroom sinks and potty everyday with baby wipes. It keeps them nice and clean Thank you for offering such a nice prize! :)

amyswandering said...

Simmer orange peels, apple cores & cinnamon in a pot of water to scent your home & add moisture to dry winter air. Count me in please!

devildogwife said...

Spritz your counters with vinegar and hydrogen peroxide (one after the other, not together) to clean instead of using chemicals. It works great and is safer for little ones around the house.

Very cute towel. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hire a maid

Karin said...

The person who said "Hire A Maid"... That was funny! LOL Well, I also use denture cleaning tablets for cleaning out coffee and tea stains in mugs--but someone said that. Another thing if you have sticky glue residue from stickers/price tags on glassware-- you smear a little peanut butter on it and let it sit for a while- then later you should be able to rub the peanut butter and the residue off-- and then wash it, of course.
Cute tea towel. Love the picture of the porches. I'm a sucker for old houses!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sheila said...

Household tip - teach the kids to do the dishes! Saved my sanity with a new baby!

Cute towel!

Melissa Markham said...

What a lovely tea towel! Household tip: check to see if your favorite grocery store has an online presence. Sign up for their weekly flyers to be emailed to you and you will also usually receive great coupons too!

Sharon said...

Keep a can of Spot Shot(Walart carries this) on hand for those times when you three year old decided to write on the fabric inside of your car with your red lip stick. It works great on finger nail polish too. ;)
Great giveaway! Please count me in.

Dutchnic said...

Too bad you don't ship internationally. I like your blog! I was a foreign exchange student in the great Hoosier state 8 years ago, so I still like to keep in touch and read about Indiana.

jayedee said...

great giveaway! please throw my name in the hat! good luck everyone!

ahiltz said...

How cute! Thanks so much for doing this!
ahiltzy@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Cute towel! When you take something out put it back up! monk5@charter.net

GiBee said...

I cut my fabric softener with water by measuring the fabric softener in the cap first, and then I add two cap fulls of water to the fabric softener dispenser.

What a GREAT giveaway prize! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your drawing!

Teri said...

Cute! It would match my red and black kitchen...my household hint is to use WD-40 to clean hard water spots off of shower walls & doors! It works like a charm! Just be sure it is well ventilated!

Linda said...

Household Tip:

1. To remove a splinter, pour a drop of Elmer's glue over splinter, let dry, peel dry glue off--splinter sticks to glue.

2. Teach husband to do laundry. My husband does a wonderful job!

LSH

Angela said...

please enter me in you r give away!! My tip: as soon as you get up start a load of laundry that way its not 3pm and you haven't done a load yet! and if you do this everyday your laundry will always be caught up!

Rachel said...

Oh sign me up please!!

Jennifer P said...

I use half the "real" amount of laundry det--and my clothes are perfectly clean!

Jennifer P said...

Cute towel!

Farrah said...

I am having a hard time coming up with anything that seems worthy of mentioning, but here are a couple:

I like to do a load of laundry on the day company is coming, because I love how it makes the house smell.

The thought of keeping a planner stresses me out for some reason. Instead, we have two calendars up. One has only people's birthdays, so I can tell at a glance who I need to get cards/gifts for that month. The other has every single thing scheduled that month and the times. When someone calls to ask if we can do something, it's nice to just walk over and glance at the calendar to see if it will work.

I love ME stuff! I have all of her alphabet letters, one of her outdoor flags, and her set of three canisters for flour etc. among other things.

Hélène said...

Please enter me.

Peggie said...

Helpful household hint huh? From a disorganized housekeeper? I could say to lock the baby up so that stuff will stay where I put it, but I am sure that would not work.

How about Mean Green? I love Mean Green! It takes off all kinds of things, grease, soap scum, clothing stains. I get it at Dollar General.

Now will you count me in?

Paisley said...

Cute towel! I love ME! The best tip I have came from my grandma... she taught me to always start at the top and work my way down.

Melinda said...

Count me in! My tip: Microwave a small bowl of white vinegar for 2 minutes. It will steam up the microwave and will be easier to clean!

Rebecca said...

My tip is to menu plan each week. Saves time and money. Count me in. Thanks.

Jenna Z said...

Super cute!

Linda said...

I keep a magnetic grocery list on the fridge so I can keep a running shopping list throughout the week. As things run out, I just jot it down. enter me please. ernestsgirl82@aol.com

paula clare said...

Peanut butter removes the sticky residue stickers leave behind!

Erin said...

I put my cookie sheets in the over when I set it to self clean - they come out looking brand new!

Tes283 said...

Have a box to put stuff that go out to the car. That way you can just grab the box and if and when you pass by a place you had wanted to go to you would have the item you wanted.

I hope that made sense.

Thank you for having this great Give-a-way.

Jennifer said...

I have no tips sorry, not the greatest with that but I'd love to be entered.

The Marcum Family said...

Cute tea towel! Great Tip**
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. Plus, you use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair. Thanks for the giveaway!

Pure and Sensible said...

Engelbreit!!! I love it! I just got an Engelbreit terracotta bread warmer and sugar keeper for Christmas. I use baking soda as a natural cleanser in the kitchen. Works great on the glasstop stove and those rust stains that appear in the bathroom on chrome. Thank you for hosting! Leinani
www.heartofwisdom.com/PUREANDSENSIBLE/

Marla said...

Oh! I hope I win! CUTE!
mhode79@gmail.com

Ginny said...

I switched to microfiber clothes & love them. They work great on almost anything & you just need a bit of water. I also recommend the floor mop ones if you have tiles or pergo floors! They are great, save money & no bad smelling chemicals :) I love the tea towel by the way!!!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Please enter me! My household tip: We use Windex for everything, especially messes on car seats!
~Meghan
nutmeg16@sbcglobal.net

Laura said...

Love Mary's products!! My household tip...have a garage sale twice a year to keep things cleaned out!!

laurabethgraham1@gmail.com

dolls123 said...

Make a mess - clean it up right away

Jennifer said...

Do one load of laundry every day.

Mandi said...

We have a rule that has helped us to keep clutter down - work = ownership! This works two ways - 1. If it is not used frequently it goes. 2. If it is not kept put away when not in use it goes to a pound where it costs a quarter to get it back. Keeps our home clutter free! ( :
Great giveaway! Count me in!
Thanks,
Mandi

liz said...

Great tea towel! My tip is to unplug items, not just turn them off when not in use. This really will save you even more money.

Joanna said...

My household tip? Need your home to smell more fragrant and less like you have two children in diapers (hi!)? Take a small sauce pot, put in cinnamon (sticks if you have them), whole cloves and orange peels (or any combination of the three) fill nearly to the brim with water and put on a back burner for a slow simmer. Your house will soon be smelling absolutely wonderful... until the next stinky diaper, at least!

Thank you for your giveaway!

nor_lou said...

when you change you hand towels wipe down the sink, make cleaning easier when you really clean the bathroom

mommyofmany said...

Toothpaste can be used to patching small holes in the wall. :)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Piseco said...

Boil a cup of water with some lemon in your microwave BEFORE you try to get all the gunk off the sides! Thanks for the contest.

Cassidy said...

Add vinegar to your wash to prevent fading :)

I love the tea towel!

Cassidy

athankfulmommy@aol.com

Meg said...

Love it. Thanks! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

Holly said...

It's darling! Terrific giveaway! Thanks.

A glance at my world said...

Cute! A household tip...hmm, have a place for everything and do a little cleaning everyday instead of waiting and trying to do all the cleaning at once :)

Anastasia said...

My helpful hin is: Clean out your electronics! They get dusty in there. Taking them apart and blowing out the dust can really extend the life of your equipment :)

anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

Karen said...

My tip is to store your plastic wrap in the freezer. It keeps it from sticking to itself, but it will stick to bowls, plates, etc.

Thank You!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Kathie said...

please count me in

Tanya said...
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lisalmg said...

My tip is to place a little wax paper between your hamburger patties before you freeze them and the will come apart really easy when you are ready to take out the amount you need. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Theresa N. said...

I'd love to win this!

marzy dotes said...

What a cute tea towel!

Lydia said...

I love tea and a don't have my own tea towel so this would be super neat.

Thanks for providing the giveaway prize.

Blessings,
Lydia

lydia(ahht)hayden(dot)ws

Lora said...

I love ME!! Count me in! Thanks!

cara said...

very cute!

Tiff said...

to clean your pots after you have scorched them. . .soak in baking soda and a little bit of water. It comes right off!

clallen said...

thank you for a great give away!

i run my coffee pot and ground basket through the dishwasher to get the stains out.

Marykz said...

I wish I had such a romantic porch! I'd sit out there all the time for tea with friends. my tip: clean the coffee pot (and tea pot) once a month with vinegar- it keeps the pots sparkling clean!

and I keep an empty tissue box on top of th dryer to collect lint from the trap so it stays contained and is easily thrown out when full.

thanks for the chance to win the M.E. tea towel

Michelle B. said...

Always have Mr. Clean erasers and Frebreze if you have small children.
Please enter me in you contest

Amity said...

FOr a "natural" way to make your house smell good you can simmer different things in pot on your stove..If you want a citrus smell you could simmers peels of lime , lemon, grapefruit and orange. YOU could also do Orange with cinnamon sticks and cloves. YOu can also add essential oils to water..pretty much your options are endless just get creative:-)

tammiemarie said...

i'd love to win! those magic erasers clean crayon marks off about anything. :)

paryjeja said...

vinegar and water works good to clean up most disaster.

redfantum said...

If you have a problem with your cat not making it to the litter box - ok, purposely using the corner just to spite you - boil some lemongrass in water, put it in a spray bottle and spray the affected area. It smells pleasant and the cat will not want to go there again.

Ashley said...

pour vinegar and baking soda down your clogged up drain, then follow with hot boiling water for a great drain cleaner! Very cute tea towel!

ashley

forhisglorytoo[at]comcast[dot]net

Belinda said...

How cute.

jennifer57 said...

would love to win... thanks :)

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