Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway - Lavender Eye Pillow

As part of the Bloggy Carnival, I'm giving away a lavender eye pillow. Winner will have their choice of colors. I will also give a choice between lightly lavender scented or heavey lavender scented. These are handmade, and I make them with an inner pillow and removable case that can be taken off and washed without ruining the pillow.

This giveaway is only for the United States, please.

Please look around my blog, I'm relatively new to blogging, and let me know via comment what you like about my blog and what you think needs improvement. Make sure to leave an email address or link to your blog so I can contact you if you win. Winners will be chosen at random on the 27th.

Thank you for visiting.

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Unknown said...

Hi! I don't know if this is necessarily a "needs improvement"...just a curiosity...I'm wondering what the title of your blog means?

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

Unknown said...

I would love to know the story behind the title.

engelsigh said...

Hi Elizardbreath and charmed - the title comes from the Tori Amos song "Spring Haze." I must have been feeling melodramatic the day I created the blog. I just haven't felt the urge to change it.

The lyrics are:

"Well I know it's just a spring haze
But I don't much like the look of it
And if omens are a god send like men
Breezing in
Certain these clouds go somewhere
Billowing out to somewhere
In a single engine cessna
You say we'll never make it there
So all we do is circle it

Uh oh
Let go
Off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Uh oh
Way to go
So I get creamed
Waiting for Sunday to drown
Uh oh
Way to go
Waiting on Sunday Waiting on Sunday to land
Uh oh
Way to go
Waiting on Sunday
Waiting on sunday to drown

So I know it's just a spring haze
But I don't much like the look of it
And all we do is circle it
And I found out where my edge is
And it bleeds into where you resist
And my only way, way out is to go
So far in
Billowing out to somewhere
Billowing out
Luna riviera
Billowing out to Somewhere

Uh oh
Let go
Off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Let go
So if I really get creamed
Waiting for Sunday to drown
Waiting on Sunday to drown

Why does it always end up like this
Why does it always end up like this
Why does it always end up like this

Uh oh
Off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Let go
Way to go
So I get creamed
Waiting on Sunday to drown
Uh oh
Waiting on
Waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to land
Uh oh
Waiting on
Waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to drown
Waiting on Sunday to
Waiting on Sunday Waiting on Sunday to land
Uh oh
So if I really get creamed
Waiting on Sunday to drown"

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

Thanks for the entry!

MoCookbooksEtc said...

I like that your blog has a crafts theme to it and I really enjoyed reading more about your eye pillow (posted on April 14) and your soap making with your friends. ....and I hope I win your prize!

Anonymous said...

I like your vegan cupcake recipe!! And your post about charms and charm braclets. I like the cupcake ones. Maybe an approvement would be to make your blog like visually more colorful.


Anonymous said...

Cute aroudn with graphics to make it a bit more pleasing to the eye perhaps...I am pretty visually oriented. Very cute!

breastblanket (at) gmail (dot) com

Mozi Esme said...

This giveaway looks so relaxingly marvelous! And I like the color of your blog page, by the way.

Hélène said...

Please enter me! Your sight might look a little better if you had an avatar in the top right (maybe a picture of you?) or a picture in your blog header. It is really easy to add an avatar; just go to your profile page. If you don't want a picture of yourself, maybe a picture of some raspberries, since that is part of your name.

Kelly said...

Your blog looks great!

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway!


CanCan said...

I would talk about the meaning of the blog name in your profile. Before I clicked I was expecting something very dark. I mean, drowning leads to death and everything. :)
Just a suggestion!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, maybe get a blog makeover? Maybe you can win one in bloggy giveaways :)

Tammy said...

A little more color perhaps? But overall I think you're doing a great job.

Sweetpeas said...

Totally a personal preference thing, but I'd probably try to keep it to a few general labels instead of so many specific ones.

Scarlett said...

I like that your entries are thorough, and I'm always a sucker for pictures (I love the one with the horns!)

Anonymous said...

Hey Jenn,

I love your blog! No improvements needed, just keep doing what you are doing!


Nicol said...

I love lavender! Mmmm!

As for your blog, you are doing great. I am a new blogger myself so I might not know what i am talking about, but I like what I see. I love reading blogs about everyday life.

Unknown said...

I am enjoying reading your post, and I like your links to bath and body sites and your list of favorite books. The only thing I would add is more pictures! Great site! Wonderful giveaway - I would love to enter. Thank you!

Tes283 said...

Picture on front. Let us see something that inspires you.

TESL 283 At Yahoo dot com

Purple or no green. Yes green is nicer.

Heavy lavender to really put me to sleep.

goalmom said...

I think the content is great. Perhaps a few graphics could be added. Thanks for the giveaway!

Momnerd said...

I'd like to see a little more about you. Great giveaway though!

Jon and Sarah said...

I would change the background to make it more appealing. I know that is something time consuming. I am still working on mine. Thanks!

HilLesha O'Nan said...

I like the title of your blog. It is unique and it is what really drew me to your blog. I also like the yummy cupcake recipes you posted. :)

Milk Mama said...

Your blog title is depressing lol.

Neen said...

Please enter me into your drawing.

I think we are both in the same boat when it comes to the pre made blogger templates here. I'd like something more exciting and eye appealing to others.

noreen said...

I like your blog color (I have the same on my blog)

SmilingSally said...

I like your blog color, but maybe if you had small shots of contrasting colors, it'd be a bit more exciting.
I'd like Heavy lavender if I win.

Anonymous said...

Eye pillow and lavender! How LOVELY!


Hey, don't forget my giveaways!

julie said...

I think you have a great site..especially love the coke rewards link..yeah
3beez at bellsouth dot net

Suzie Williams said...

I think you could use a background that's a little more fun. Something patterned. The pink's a little bright for my taste and kind of bugs my eyes. Other than that, I like your blog.

Kristen M. said...

You talk about fun things on your blog. My personal preferences are more pictures and more color. This is a very basic layout and you sound like a creative person but the style doesn't really reflect your personality.

Amanda said...

i think more pictures, a layout change would help. also, you have to scroll pretty far down to see your archives and all of that stuff. definitely interested in the lavendar eye pillows!

LeeAnn said...

I agree - what does the title mean? The pink is pretty, and a header would be a great addition.

Debbie#3 said...

I'm not sure if the title is supposed to be serious or fun, but you could think about adding some more graphics or pictures, or a tagline to give new visitors an idea of "what you're about". :)

Debbie said...

After visiting a gazillion sites this week, I am a new expert (ha!). Love, love the title. Who cares what it means! You do need some graphics. Just don't put a dark main background - some of these sites are almost impossible to read! Like your pink, lighter one.

Anonymous said...

Hey! You could add some graphics on your blog..and i love tori amos..I picked up on your title right away :) But I do understand why everyone asked!

Liz said...

I would love to win! I think your blog colors are really nice, but some pictures or graphics would help spice it up a little!!!

EG said...

I think a brief description of you/ your family/ your blog would be great!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to explain, but I love the laid-back feel to your blog! The crafts and soap-making are very interesting to me. As far as improvements, maybe just a little more color! But I really love your blog....Definitely bookmarked! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

M said...

I like your blog! I like the colors and I liked the cupcakes post.

Just keep going, you will get into your groove.

mdvanzant at gmail dot com

Mrs. Mandy said...

Maybe you could put a bit of a blog description on your sidebar, make it a bit more personal ya know. Just a thought

Marcia said...

The only suggestion would be a brief bio w/ a photo of yourself at the top. It adds a personal touch. I do love the colors though!

learningmama at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

So, I saw your explanation for the name of your blog, but I knew that the line was from a song before I saw that... I just couldn't place that it was Tori Amos and I love her music!

I think you have a very cool personality and you should try to reflect that in your blog more, maybe with a favorite picture up top or something?

Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway and most important, have fun bloggin'!

Jenna said...

You asked awhile back about making tails... you can buy fake fur at just about any material store (possibly even walmart). Just buy a quarter of a yard, turn it inside out (cut it down if you want a different shape), sew it, turn it right side out, stuff it and then sew a piece of velcro or elastic (velcro could go through a back belt loop, elastic would probably go all the way around your waist). Voila, a tail!

Anonymous said...

icould use this! i'd love to win!!! what's the story behind the title- tho as a mom to 7 i think i know!!! lol

Anonymous said...

Would love the pillow! I would add some color!

Shane H. said...

Great giveaway...I love handmade items! I would definitely explain your blog name and maybe add some pictures.

Meredith A. said...

I think pictures are always a great addition!

Andrea said...

Take this with a grain of salt, but posting a cheery image on the top side of your page and regular pictures with each post makes such a difference! Also a little box explaining the meaning of your blog might be cool too. I hope that helps!

Thanks for the giveaway!

phxbne said...

Thanks for your giveaway! I too was really curious about the title of your blog.

Kathleen W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway..I think you just need some more graphics and photos on your blog to make it more snazzy.

Lisa @ The Plain-Spoken Pen said...

I'm a bath and body junkie (and I make my own!), so I love all things that talk about bath and body goodies. Are you on the Lush forums? If you are, I may have seen you there. :)

Should I win the pillow, I'd like lightly lavender, please.

Frances said...

I LOVE lavender scent! Your blog could definitely use some graphics in the header and sidebar.

Jessica said...

I LOVE TORI AMOS! Plus, Spring Haze is one of my all time favorite Tori songs. I went to your blog and was immediately sucked in. My boyfriend and I met when I was 12 and he was 15 (on the bus) it took us 9 years to be together, and now we have been together for 7. I love that you share all sorts of things and that each of your posts is something different - pictures, recipes, lists, musings - great blog! I really hope I win! I have bookmarked you and I will be back!

Unknown said...

I like your blog. It's easy to navigate, and the color is nice.

Please enter me. Thanks so much! :)

Ginny said...

What a great prize! Your blog is looking good already! I'm not very good with suggestions. I know that a lot of people recommend to watch your categories, that there aren't tons of them with only 1 post in it.

Richelle said...

This sounds great!
If you wanted to make your blog more unique, you could try to personalize the background and header.

Anonymous said...

Mmm I'd love to win a pillow... I love the pink theme to your blog. My suggestion would be to push up the 'about me' info and your picture to the top of the column. People like to know who they're reading about :)

Jinxy and Me said...

I like your blog, but maybe you could add a few pictures. Great prize! Thanks for the giveaway!

Re said...

What a great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

i like your blog -- i'd add some "how to"s or recipes and have an occassional contest to boost sluggish traffic


Becky N. said...

Great giveaway! I love homemade items, and I've been wanting an eye pillow for a while. :)

I hate criticizing blogs. Truly. But since you're asking, your tag list is a bit overwhelming, and there's a lot of stuff there with only one item in the tag. Unless you're really wanting to be that specific, you could consider condensing the list by generalizing your tags a little bit more, maybe?

Superdumb Supervillain said...

more art would be nice!

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne said...

I love the name of your blog, creative.

I'd love to see you have a cute header that fits it!

Oh.. and I'd love to win this! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Whitney said...

I like your blog! I was just reading the 100 things about you and it's funny how I can relate to so many of the things. Liking snail mail, not being able to stand socks with sandels, loving to dance (even though I'm not very good), being a college student, and being lactose intolerant to name a few :)

Lona said...

Your blog needs more green and less pink (insert big evil grin here).

I'd like to know the story behind the name, too.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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