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Giveaway + getaway

February 4th, 2011

A plug for a giveaway that I’m doing with my sister — we have two 2011 D.A.D. Project Calendars left in stock, so we’re looking for new homes for them!

Wanna win?? You can enter two different ways:

1) Leave a comment on our original giveaway blog post (make sure to let us know how we can reach you!) = 1 entry;

2) If you’re on Facebook, leave a comment on the related post (dated January 31, 2011) = 1 entry.

Maximum two entries per person and open to anyone worldwide.

Our draw closes at 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 4th — that’s TONIGHT!

We’ll pick two winners this weekend, and calendars will be shipped out on Monday. G’luck!


Yesterday, we got back from a week in Varadero, Cuba — and wow. Wonderful weather, lots of R&R, an amazing day trip to Havana, great food and company. Sadly, my camera pooped out during the trip (ok ok, it *might* have gotten dropped on the beach and now needs a serious cleaning because the lens won’t close) so I can’t access my photos at this moment. But John snapped this fun shot on the last evening of our stay… say hullo to my belly!

photo by John Bagnell

A great vacation, to be sure, but I’m also really happy to be back home (well, not so much the freezing weather…) and in my own bed. And nesting. More on that soon :)

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D.A.D. Giveaway — one day left!

July 6th, 2010

Just a quick note to remind or let you know that we’re having a one-month anniversary giveaway over at The D.A.D. Project. We’ll be drawing a winner at 9:00 a.m. EST tomorrow (July 7th), and the prize is two cds and a hand-printed t-shirt from singer/songwriter Meredith Luce:

Please drop by and enter, and feel free to spread the word!


p.s. You may have heard Meredith’s name here before, since I’ve posted videos of her performances in past. And as a fun aside, John and my first dance at our wedding was her song “Chickadee” — such a terrific tune.

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Golden giveaway…

March 1st, 2010

Thanks to everyone who entered and helped spread the word! Congrats to Laurie St-Julien, who won the hockey tickets — and to Aaron Byrne, who gets to choose an item from my etsy shop.

This contest is now closed, but keep your eyes peeled for others to come :)

Hockey Puck Glycerin Soap-Actual Size Cranberry Peach Vanilla

Hockey Puck Glycerin Soap (Cranberry Peach Vanilla scent) by carvelcountrysoaps

I’m still full of pride over Canada’s Olympic showing… (even the barfy Nickleback performance at the Closing Ceremony couldn’t take that away from me!). I’m so happy, in fact, that I’m giving stuff away, and soon!!!


  1. One pair of tickets to the Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game on Saturday, March 6th, 2010, 7:00 p.m. (in Ottawa); 2nd level seats on the visitor’s end, plus a parking voucher.
  2. Any item in stock at my etsy shop — so that I’m not excluding all the non-local folks!


  • Leave a comment on this post, letting me know if you are entering to win (a) the tickets, (b) an item from my shop, or (c) either = 1 entry

Additional Entries:

  • Leave a comment and let me know what you thought of the Olympics — an outstanding moment, a memorable event, good or bad = 1 entry
  • Join my facebook group, and let me know you’ve done so in a comment here; if you already are a member, just let me know in a comment here = 1 entry
  • Tweet about the giveaway; make sure to include @mchenwears in the text, and leave a link to the tweet in a comment here = 1 entry


  1. Maximum number of entries per person = four. It doesn’t matter to me if you leave just one comment with all of them, or a separate comment per entry; it’s up to you!
  2. In order to be eligible to win the hockey tickets, you must be able to (a) use them yourself and (b) pick them up from me before gametime on Saturday (I’m in downtown Ottawa).
  3. Anyone in the world is eligible to win the item from my shop — hurray for mail.
  4. Be sure to leave me an email address to reach you to let you know if you’ve won.
  5. I will draw winners for the two prizes on Wednesday, March 3rd, 11:00 p.m. EST (two separate draws, one per prize), using random.org
  6. For the hockey tickets draw: winner will have 24 hours to respond to my notification email; if I haven’t heard back at that point, I will notify the next three drawn people, and award the tickets to the first person who responds.

GOOD LUCK!!! and thanks for dropping by. Whew, Shaun Majumder’s theories may have held some weight after all (see last post).

postscript — I’m also pretty excited because I’ll be back to printing soon… more of what’s sold out, and a couple of extra designs to come too. I’ll be sure to gab about it here once everything’s under way!

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