Monday, November 13, 2017

Big Birthday Giveaway!!

It's the start of a good week at my house... my birthday week!!

I have some fun things to share with you this week

and I'm kicking off the festivities with a

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!!

I picked up 8 of my favorite things to giveaway to one lucky reader.

It was so fun to shop for you and share some things I love with you.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me your favorite content on my blog along with your email address.  What do you enjoy reading the most??

Bonus Entry #1: Leave me a separate comment and tell me where you are from.

Bonus Entry #2: Head over to instagram (@polkadottyplace) and comment.

This giveaway is open to anyone in the USA and the winner will be announced on my Friday morning post this week.  I'll contact the winner via email so be sure you leave your email with your comment.

Let me introduce you to 8 of my favorite items:

A zipper pouch
My current favorite scarf
Earrings I'm loving from my PolkaDottyPlace etsy shop
My very favorite sprinkles
Floral Thank You Notes
Give Thanks kitchen towel
Hello Autumn pot holder
Cute note pad and pen

And since we're on the topic of favorites, I've got to share this book with you!

I am SO excited to tell you about this new book Perennials by Julie Cantrell.  This book is probably my favorite book I've read all year.  It was very good!  The characters are so relatable and very easy to love or hate.  You feel so invested in their lives, their stories and their families.  I loved the connections to Mississippi, Ole Miss and all of the quaint details of Southern living.  It really is a charming tale with every emotion in it.  You'll find yourself smiling, laughing and crying as you get to know the characters better.  There are surprises along the way that will make you smile and others that will take your breath away.  There are both male and female characters from all walks of life to relate to - gardeners, athletes, business women, yoga teachers, socialites, farmers, beauty queens, baby sisters and dogs.  The cover art is beautiful and I guarantee that you'll be inspired to work on your gardening skills as you fall in love with the gardens in this story.  There are valuable life lessons and important ideas throughout the book.  It's inspiring, compelling and just a feel good book.  I couldn't recommend it more.  It's 350 pages and I wasn't ready for it to end when it did.  I've never read a Julie Cantrell book before, but I was impressed.  I couldn't put it down and am anxious to read more of her writing.
*I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review of it. 

Good luck with the giveaway!!

64 comments:

  1. What I love most about your blog is money saving tips, decor posts, and recipes. My email is luv2read90045@yahoo.com

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  2. I love the everyday catch us up on your life posts...call me nosy but I love peeks into others' lives and seeing how they spend their days!

    jenvieau@hotmail.com

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  3. I am in Minnesota!

    jenvieau@hotmail.com

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  4. I am in Iowa - erin.wetherbee@gmail.com

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  5. I love following your sweet family and the fun things you do with your kids :). I missed that you had an Etsy shop, how cool! xoxo ERIN

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  6. I love seeing how you make holidays and parties special for your family, your home decor, and money saving ideas. Everything you share is so practical and relatable! One of my favorite blogs! :)

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  7. I'm so sorry, but I can't come up with just one topic that I love. I love all of them! But let's see...if you made me choose, ha ha! Maybe fashion, budgeting, cooking and decorating, but truly I love them all. Happy birthday week, friend!

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  8. Love the recipes but really just your blog and Instagram in general, You have such great ideas. JC from Texas

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  9. I like the decor posts and of course posts with your adorable littles! :)

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  10. I love reading your posts about kid activities, crafts and toddler meal ideas!

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  11. I love all your recipes and your salad pictures. You make me want to make more salads and actually take the time to make them pretty!

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  12. I love the kids' updates, d├ęcor ideas, saving money, clothes, and the cute things Olive says.

    Kelley.r.stoll@gmail.com

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  13. I love your recipes, great shopping/bargain finds, clothes, and of course kid stories! They are both adorable!

    zoogarden36@hotmail.com

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  14. I am from Iowa. I like your meal posts and day in the life posts!
    jami_hawkins@yahoo.com

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  15. What a fun way to kick off your birthday week! I love that you included pretty thank you notes in your collection. :) On Instagram I said I love your party planning and confessions posts, but I also really love your Friday round ups! It's always fun to see what your kiddos are up to, what you're loving from the grocery store and how you make every day things special for your family. I'm such a fan of your blog! <3 Happy Birthday week!!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

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  16. I'm from South Carolina ... always looking for bits of quaint Southern life here! :)

    comehomeforcomfort@gmail.com :)

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

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  17. I adore your recipe posts. The recipes you share are always amazing and my family has loved every single one I have tried.

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  18. I'm from JOMO (Joplin, MO) But you knew that already :D!

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  19. As the mother of 2 young children I love reading your great crafting, food, and decorating ideas.

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  20. I am from McKinney, TX>
    nixtacy@sbcglobal.net

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  21. I enjoy your recipe posts. I am from Oklahoma (Tulsa)
    Cheryl
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  22. Woohoo! Happy Birthday! I really enjoy reading your real life posts, especially about saving money and of course the kiddos. :)

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  23. I'm from Catawissa, Pennsylvania
    sandyra27@gmail.com

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  24. I love following your blog for all the kiddo cuteness and inspiration!
    becky dot goerend at gmail dot com

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway...Happy Birthday! I'm from Texas. :)

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  26. Love your recipes and home decor! But really, anything you post! You're one of the few I actually read anymore :)
    jkmrugala@gmail.com

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  27. I like the recaps of your weekend and fashion posts.

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  28. I like everything about your blog....decorating tips, money saving advice, kid ideas, and fashion thoughts. Your blog is fun to read and I look forward to new posts. Happy Birthday!

    starla36@hotmail.com

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  29. Happy birthday! I enjoy your recipe and Aldi posts.- Meg
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  30. Miami, FL
    Meg
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  31. I love your money saving and recipe posts! Happy Birthday!!

    -Sonia
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  32. I'm in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

    Sonia
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  33. I love your kid updates and recipe posts!

    Julianneraatikka@gmail.com

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  34. I'm from Blaine, Minnesota.

    jmflaherty74@gmail.com

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  35. Happy Happy Birthday week to you!!! I especially love your recipes and updates about the family!
    Blessings!
    renekiser1@gmail.com

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  36. I love reading all your daily adventures with your kids! My baby entered Kindergarten this fall, so my days at home with them are in the rearview mirror and it's fun to see all that you do.

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  37. I'm in North Canton, Ohio....just a state away!

    Happy early birthday!

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  38. I love your day in the life/friday favorites. I also loved your serving others post from today - I noticed that you like to do sweet things for Olive's teachers and as a teacher myself I know how much it is appreciated!

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  39. I'm from just outside Boston, MA!

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  40. Hi. I am from Canton, MS. Enjoy your blog.
    Julie Thompson
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  41. I love all of your posts! My favorites are probably the book reviews.

    jamiehill77@gmail.com

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  42. I'm from Southern, Indiana--near Evansville!

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  43. I love your Aldi finds and your money saving tips:) Love Aldi!! kelsey.moore926@gmail.com

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  44. I'm from middle Tennessee! I love to see what you've been reading and keeping up with your family.

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  45. Happy Birthday!
    From Garden City, MI
    email: autumn.widmer@zf.com
    Love the varied content of your blog!

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  46. Happy Birthday! I enjoy reading about and seeing your party decorating! email: rlw2521@yahoo.com I am from Seattle, WA

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  47. First off, happy birthday! I enjoy reading your arts and crafts that you and the kids make. I also like the fashion posts. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. I live in Central IL.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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