Monday, June 6, 2011

200th and a Giveaway!

This, my friends, is my 200th post. 200! Can you believe it? Two hundred times, I have come to this space and shared with you a piece of my life. We've come a long way baby! Here are a few of the changes my family has made in an effort to live a greener and more sustainable life. These little changes have added up in a big way and I can honestly say I've never been more sure of the path am I on. Here's some of things we've done since I started writing it all down....200 posts ago:

  • We set up recycling bins.
  • We started a garden.
  • I learned how to sew, crochet and embroider....kind of.
  • I started taking reusable bags to the store. When I remember, that is!
  • I made jam as good as my Momma's.
  • I replaced most of our OTC medicines with herbs and oils.
  • We got rid of cable.
  • We became a  paper towel free family!
  • I started making my own cleaning products.
  • We got chickens so we could have free range, organic eggs.
  • I made my entire beauty routine (except hair products and deodorant) green and/or organic.
  • I started making my own laundry powder and hanging my clothes out to dry.
  • I started using whole wheat flour for some of my baking.
  • We only consume grass fed beef. Working on options for chicken and pork.
We have come so far, but there is still such a long way to go. Thank you dear readers, for sticking around! Can you do something for me? Yes? Do you know what I'd really like to go along with my 200 posts? I'd like to have 200 followers. Two hundred groupies who have read my 200 posts. If you lurk but don't follow, take a minute, wander on up to the top of the page and click follow, will you? It only takes a minute.

And guess what? Membership has it's benefits! About two posts back, I mentioned that I had purchased hazelwood jewelry for myself and my son to help with our acne and eczema, respectively. The good people at Hazelaid are offering one of you a $25 gift certificate good towards any piece of jewelry in the store!

To enter, you must:
  • Be a follower. Do it. Help me break 200! Then visit Severine and company at http://www.hazelaid.com/ and leave me a comment telling me which item you would like to have the most.
  • You can get get bonus entries by "liking" Hazelaid on Facebook or by following them on Twitter.
  • You can get one more additional entry if you post the link to this giveaway on your blog or your Facebook page.
Got it? You have FOUR CHANCES to enter. Become a follower and leave a comment with your favorite item, leave a comment if you liked Hazelaid on Facebook, leave a comment if you followed them on Twitter. and post this giveaway on you blog or Facebook page. Leave separate comments for each criteria you have filled.


Cool? And, Hazelaid is offering 10% off to all readers! Just enter simplicity10 at checkout!

Entries will close on June 26th, 2011 at midnight. The winner will be announced first thing on Monday, June 27th.

Happy 200th and good luck!!

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57 comments:

  1. Whee! Congratulations. Think I was one of your first followers! It's been fun becoming friends with you! I just passed my 300th and forgot to do a giveaway. Maybe I'll pick some random number...307th?? Ha! Best of luck getting more followers!

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  2. Congrats on 200! I am just putting together a giveaway for my 25th post (coming soon)....200 seems to far off! I am just a little nervous since we are on the verge of a postal strike.

    I have also been working hard to living more green these days. We are virtually a paper-towel free family other than for cleaning windows, mirrors, glass..what do you use instead? I tried a microfiber cloth and it worked ok.

    I checked out Hazelaid's website. I love, love the Green Aventine necklace (large stone) and milk & honey baltic amber necklace is a close second; I also 'liked' them on facebook.

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  3. wow, i can't believe i have read 200 of these!

    I would love to get L the pink flower necklace.

    thanks for sharing all you learn.

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  4. I follow google connect "anash"
    Thank you kindly.
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  5. i like the ADULT HAZELWOOD-AMBER
    mostly
    Thanks for this splendid giveaway
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  6. I follow them on twitter @anashct
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  7. GFC follower (schkinner)
    I've heard so much about them-I'd like to try the Hazelaid Hazelwood necklace in Amethyst
    schkinner AT yahoo DOT com

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  8. Follow HAzelaid on FB (Schkinner Saves)
    schkinner AT yahoo DOT com

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  9. FOllow Hazelaid on Twitter (@schkinner)
    schkinner AT yahoo DOT com

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  10. Cognac and Cherry Baroque Leaf 21 inch necklace or the Tiger Eye and Hazelbead necklace (20 inch) are my favorites. Hope I win!

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  11. I follow Hazelaid on FB!

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  12. I like Hazelaid!

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  13. I'm following your blog! :)

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  14. I like hazelaid.com on Facebook!

    Oh - and I'd really love a Milk and Honey baltic amber necklace 16" from their site to match my daughter's.

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  15. I'm following hazelaid on twitter too! (I'm @amjohi)

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  16. Congrats on 200 posts! And such a treat you are offering here for your readers. I am already a follower. And I'm a lovin' the children's amethyst hazelwood necklace :-)

    Blessings...

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  17. I'm a follower. :) Annnnnd...I loved the sound of the Hazelaid products that I have already ordered an ankle bracelet {in green}. But don't worry...if I am the proud winner of the gift card, I've got plenty of ideas on how to spend it.

    -Amy B.

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  18. @ Amy B.-I hope you used the coupon code! :)

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  19. Congrats on your 200th - thank you so much for making us all try harder, and think a little differently about the beautiful world we live in. You're a gem. Hugs.

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  20. I almost forgot to enter! Jeepers! Well these necklaces intrigue me to no end! I am curious about the hazelwood as I have eczema, but my favourite one is the Milk and Honey Amber necklace. I also have neck pain, so I would be interested to see if that would help! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Brenna

    consciousearthveg.blogpot.com

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  21. Following you! I love their hazelwood necklaces , my son has horrible eczema and its the only thing we've found that actually helps it!

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  22. Oh yeah, I'm already a fan of Hazelaid on Facebook :)

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  23. I follow you and I think I'd love one of Hazelaid's unpolished necklaces. Not sure which one yet!

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  24. I posted a link to my blog's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pistachio-Project/133787946656873

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  25. Following! I already have hazelwood necklaces for me and my girls, but the baby is due to start teething anytime now so the milk and cognac baltic amber necklace would be lovely!

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  26. And I've been a follower of Hazelaid on FB for awhile already!

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  27. Followed Hazelaid on Twitter!

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  28. And I shared the link on my FB page! :D I sure hope I win this!!

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  29. I just found your blog through Hazelaid and am now a follower! :) I was actually just browsing their site today because I'm looking for an amber necklace for the baby I have on the way. I haven't quite decided which one yet, but I'm thinking maybe multicolored. And I think I want to get a rainbow round necklace for myself.

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  30. I like Hazelaid on FB. Too bad I don't have a twitter account. lol, I might need one yet!

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  31. And I already 'liked' Hazelaid.
    And above I forgot to say what I would like from them: The cherry colored amber is so pretty, I'd probably get that, or an amber necklace for my SIL who occasionally has migraines.

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  32. I love the baltic amber necklaces in milk and butter for teething for my sweet girl

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  33. I like and follow Hazelaid on FB

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  34. My favorite necklace is their hazelwood and pearl for a little girl.... but I'd love an adult one for myself!

    I have been a fan on facebook, so that should count, right?

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  35. I now follow you :) The hazelaid product I would most like is the multicolor amber hazelwood anklet.

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  36. I also liked hazelaid on facebook

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  37. I also 'like' Hazelaid on Facebook, they have great amber necklaces!

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  38. I just shared this contest on my Facebook. I would love to have a 16 in. lemon adult baltic amber necklace.

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  39. I decided to blog about the giveaway, then I posted my blog entry to my facebook. :)

    http://sewicanmakethat.blogspot.com/2011/06/amber-necklaces-yes-they-really-work.html

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  40. Now a follower! Nice to see someone else's journey to living more naturally. I have my eye on a dark mix 16 inch adult amber necklace, then I can match my baby boy's teething necklace.

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  41. I like hazelaid on facebook too

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  42. I like their adult amber necklaces. Especially the milk and honey necklace.

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  43. I like hazelaid on facebook.

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  44. I would like to get the Milk and Amber necklace.

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  45. Jennifer( Harmony Designs and Soaps)June 21, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Love hazelaid, Severine is so helpful! Love all my necklaces I have purchased! "liked" the site on my facebook page and business page!

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  46. I'm a follower of ur blog

    Thanks crystal m

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  47. I follow hazelaid on fb

    Thanks crystal m

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  48. I would love a hazelwood/amber necklace to have on hand for when the one I got needs to b replaced

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  49. Shared giveaway on fb

    Thanks crystal milliken (no clue how to post to show I shared. Fb name crystal milliken)

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  50. I'm a big fan of the Baroque Leaf necklace (the big one). I just placed an order for a gift and would have got that one for myself if it were in stock. I just liked the facebook page as well.

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