Friday, May 29, 2009

Thank you!

I love blogging, don't you?

As a mom of two young boys, I love that I have a place where I can write down and document all the wonderful things and all the challenges that come with being a mom. Yes, it's tiring, and yes, there are bad moments. But overall, it's the most fantastic job in the world, wouldn't you agree? And I love talking about everything we do and asking for advice on certain topics, sharing stories, making you laugh, and just keeping you entertained.

I also love to read all your awesome blogs, too. I love that I can connect to others who are going through the same things I am going through, I love how great some of you write, I love that you make me laugh. Reading other blogs also gives me strength. If I think I'm having a bad day, I'll sometimes think about another mom who has more children to take care of then I do, and I'll relax.

Another awesome thing about blogging is the support and love I receive from you, my readers. Seriously? I love reading each and every comment that you leave. It totally makes my day. I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment. Blogging is a great network, a great community, and I love being a part of it. It's so much fun, isn't it? (Even if most of my best friends rarely read my blog!)

I recenlty won 3 fabulous prizes from 3 great bloggers - I won a surprise package from Elisa, the Exergen TemporalScanner from Mommy in Pink, and the 30 Day Shred from Amy. (Lord knows I need that badly, seeing how it's bikini season!)

I was so excited to win those fabulous prizes, I started thinking I should do a giveaway, too. My first!

So for no other reason then to thank you for being great - I am having a little giveaway. I'm giving away a 30 dollar Coach gift card. I find my Coach purses to be very practical (especially the over the shoulder one!) when I'm and out about with the kids. Coach also has awesome keychains with leather initials (I have one!) that are 30 dollars. So I hope the winner uses the gift card to buy a personalized keychain. Because they're so cute!

Feel free to enter by leaving me a comment. You can also Twitter (or Tweet?) about it if you want to, or follow me, for extra entries. Whatever you want. Just know that I think you are all awesome!

I'll randomly pick a winner by Monday, June 1st. Good Luck! (Oh, and of course this is not only open to my Canadian friends, but to my US friends as well!)

56 comments:

Lindsay said...

You are so nice to giveaway something, and a Coach gift card is even nicer!!!

Maria said...

I LOVE COACH!!! Especially love the new Parker Shoulder Bags!!!Great Giveaway!

@BoredMommy

ModernMom said...

You are so sweet. So sweet in fact that I left you a little award over at my blog. Hope you like it!

The Preppy Princess said...

What a sweet way to share the goodness Miss Loulou!
Have a grand weekend!
tp

Jessica said...

Ooh, how fun! I have a Coach keychain (a rainbow peace sign) and I LOVE it. Who knew I could love a keychain this much?? Not me! I'd love to get another one! Or maybe put the $30 towards a - gasp - Coach wallet!!! OOOOH!

Gina said...

pick me!

Jodi Echakowitz said...

I have an addiction to Coach, and a gift card would go a long way in bringing down the cost of my next purchase!

Sharon said...

Hi @Mrsloulou - you have a great blog and are always so nice on twitter :) I hear you about the connection - it's so true - blogging and twitter is like the coffee/playdate for the mom who can't get out of the house

Connie Weiss said...

AWESOME!

Screw the keychain....I would use it as an excuse to buy a purse!

I am also already a follower! :)

Kasey Valente said...

Love your blog! (And love Coach!)

anya said...

I feel the same way! Blogging is a great way to socialize, be entertained and learn new things. I'm pretty new at my own blog, but am always inspired by others! (Love your "What Makes You Happy?" question....I really had to think hard about that!)
I've never won anything on a blog, and I've never owned anything Coach....hint hint. ;)

Keonte' said...

You had me at COACH. I love this brand. Thanks for offering this great giveaway.

Keonte' said...

I follow your blog.

Keonte' said...

I also tweeted: http://twitter.com/IamKeonte/status/1962130784

Elisa said...

I love those keychains! and the pony tail scarves, too.

Elisa said...

I already follow your blog!

Elisa said...

And I already follow you on Twitter, too :-)

Chantal said...

Hey Loukia, that is very generous of you. I am overdue on some thankyou's as well. I will get to them this weekend.

Joy said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your kids are adorable. And how fun that I stumble upon your first giveaway. Sign me up, please! I'm about to sponsor my first giveaway next week. Check back soon! :)

Managed Chaos said...

What a nice giveaway Loukia. I've never owned a Coach bag, but might have to get one if I win the GC.

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

Too nice...and let me tell you...this mama loves her Coach!

I appreciate your blog and have enjoyed getting to know you too. One thing I enjoy about blogging are the friends I've make literally all over the world! It amazes me sometimes!

Take Care!
Jamie

MamaJoss said...

Awww - we love you too!!! Love reading your blog - keep it up Mommy - you are doing a fab job.

Gina said...

we can comment more than once! hello coach!!!!

A Crafty Mom said...

Very, very cool!!! You are so awesome! I would love one of the key chains, or might even have to splurge on a new bag, of course :)

I followed you too (not like I wasn't already reading you in my reader!!) and will go tweet about it!

Shana said...

I am totally in need of a new keychain! Mine is about 5 years old at least! Thanks for the chance!

Shana said...

Oh, and I follow you on Twitter =)

Tammi said...

Very generous and thoughtful of you. I found your blog through A Crafty Mom and will be following from now on :)

Catwoman said...

Look at you fancy pants, doing giveaways!!!! :)

I don't own anything Coach, how sad am I! :) So the gift card would bring me into the world of cool!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

well how fun is that?
I have a cute little gold bag from Coach I just adore.
Your post is super sweet :)

BeachMama said...

Aww Loukia, you are awesome. And I love Coach too.

MamaNeena said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! And, we just adore you, too!!

MamaNeena said...

Just tweeted the contest!

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, I love those little key chains-- mine just fell apart, so I totally need to win this! :)

Mommy In Pink said...

This must have been fate, because I'm a Coachaholic, I own several lovely Coach purses that I cannot live without! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mommy In Pink said...

I follow you blog too!

Rebecca said...

Loves it :)

You rock!

Lady Mama said...

So true. I feel entirely the same way about blogging. Very nice giveaway too! Happy Friday!

Amy said...

You won THREE giveaways?? Should I take mine back and give it to someone else? Mwahahahaaaaa.

Just kidding.

It'll be fun to do the Shred with you.

I also wanted to say that I love that you're doing a giveaway ON YOUR OWN. I appreciate a Loukia sponsored giveaway much more than I would one sponsored by some ubiquitous company that I have no interest in. I know (at least I think I know) you read the Mom-101 post on this subject so know what I'm talking about.

Sent you an email tonight.

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

I'll play along! I would LOVE to win!

And yes, I agree. I love blogging and all of my blogging friends. It seems strange and yet not strange at all that I have never met some of my closest friends!

I need to order the 30 Day Shred!

skichik79 said...

common we all knwo that giveaway is going to me :P haha jk but seriously lou im entering your world of 2 babies real soon I could really use coach :P haha

keep writting chiquita !

Kelly said...

Oohh. What a great giveaway.

Kelly said...

I follow you

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Oh a FUN and AWESOME giveaway!
Count me in!!

CaraBee said...

I am a long time Coach devotee. Some might call it an addiction, I call it a commitment to quality leatherwork. :)

McMommy said...

Wowie!! Your giveaways ROCK! Coach??? You are so generous, my friend!!

Capital Mom said...

Excellent giveaway.
And thank you for reading my blog and leaving comments.

Lisa said...

It's SO hard being a parent isn't it? You of anyone would know. Sarah told me how you were checking in on us. Awww, so sweet. From one mom to another, thanks. :)

Kristen Andrews said...

I love blogging too, and how nice that you are hosting a giveaway! Loved your post at MomDot!

OHmommy said...

I have a coach outlet down the street from me. Swoooooon.

Summer said...

Oooh, I need a keychain!!

Pick me!!!

SC said...

Your first bloggy giveaway... how exciting. In honour of that, I thought I would share a few words about the Loukia that I know - and what do you know the words just happen to spell COACH!

C: Charming
O: Outgoing
A: Animated
C: Chic
H: Hot

Julie said...

I'm in for the give away! Woot woot!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Visiting via Connie!
I LOVE Coach!!

Tatiana @ averygoodyear said...

I could definitely use a little personalized mommy bling to glam up my otherwise excruciatingly plain life. Fingers crossed!

Suzanne said...

Uh...for the record, I DO read your blog. I love you! And your articles (is that what they call them in the blogging world?) are fantastic!

Sissy said...

your blog is so sweet. I almost feel bad reading it - like my foul mouth and bitching about my kids is gonna get your blog dirty :)

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