Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New blog design = first giveaway!

It's a bit of a hectic week at school: 11 (and a half) student days left and state testing is this week.  State testing and all that follows (um, five hours of "remediation" per test not passed) with my particular population of students is extremely difficult.  Please excuse my absence this week.  While I'm away, enjoy this wonderful news:

If you've clicked out of your Google Reader recently, you may have noticed my amazing new blog redesign.  I have D to thank for making this happen and our friend, Les, to thank for making it work!  I didn't give Les much to work with (because honestly I didn't have a real "vision" in mind), but the redesign is so much better than I could have ever imagined!

In honor of the redesign and my recent over 100 followers on Google Friend Connect, I'm definitely feeling the blog love!  I wanted to give you all something back in the form of a giveaway.  Some of my favorite giveaways are those that involve a blogger's favorite things!  Unfortunately, I can not give away a kick ass trip or delicious craft beer.  Don't worry, I'm making it worth your while!


Pretty nail polish is fitting based how nail polish saved me from nail biting on my love of pretty things.  Honestly, Revlon is my favorite nail polish.  I find it lasts just as long (and usually longer than Essie) and at a better price.  You can pick out the color of your choice or I'll surprise you :)

A book would be fitting since I love to read.  I just read this book last week (and even at 500+ pages, I finished it in about a week) and fell in love.  It is so beautifully written and unique.  It's set during the Holocaust, and I have a strange fascination with that era anyhow.  It's now in my top five.


A mug would be fitting since it wouldn't be a Skinny Jeans & Chai Latte giveaway without a coffee related item.  Remember when I featured this beaut?  I just adore this mug...and may end up ordering one for myself too :)


A gift card would be fitting since I can't buy you beer (without checking ID's) or find you super cool wine glasses and bottle openers, so I'll let you buy them (or some music) for yourself.  I definitely adore Target as a girl on a budget.  I'll be offering a $10 gift card to Target or iTunes if the bullseye just isn't your thing.

And that's that!  I hope you all enjoy the selection...I know I would ;)

Giveaway will be open for two weeks, ending on June 6!

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Katie Price said...

Very fun Kristin! Good luck with testing. That sucks that you have to do remediation with your students. Especially AFTER the test.. everyone knows that AFTER the test, school might as well be over.

Megan said...

Great giveaway! I entered! I hopefully will get back into blogging and reading blogs since summer is starting soon.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Love the new site design!

Leesh said...

I recently bought Revlon's Minted and I was surprised at how long it lasted. It was unexpected. From now on, I may just buy Revlon for trendy colours.

Oliviaaa said...

love that mug!

Claire Kiefer said...

These are my very favorite types of giveaways. I wanna do one too! I'll get something together after school's out and I regain my sanity, at least partially. In the meantime, I'm excited about yours and will continue to tweet--crossing my fingers that I win!!! I added your button, etc . . . congrats on the blog changes and I looooove the new design--it looks so great!

Mimi said...

hi kristin! i really love the new look of your blog, it's so beautiful! and thanks for having such an awesome giveaway for us! :D

<3, Mimi
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kim @ a positive peace said...

i love this!! i want to do a giveaway too because i just got over 200 followers but i literally do not even know how to do it. lol!!

Anash said...

Thanks for holding this giveaway! so exciting to win :) How can I claim the prize?
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com


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