November 5, 2012

A giveaway for you.

It's difficult to even put the words together:  I want to say thank you. Thank you for getting me through the last 10 1/2 months.

I credit blogging and the gym for getting me through this deployment.  One million and ten percent.  Blogging and the gym.

I mean, ice cream helped.  But it wasn't enough to get me out of bed in the morning.

Thank YOU, friends.  It may not seem like you've done much.  But just knowing that you've been reading along is one of those little things that has kept me getting out of bed each day.

I would not, for anything, relive 2012.  It's been annoyingly lonely.  Tiresomely draining.

But you know what happened?  I discovered the world of blog friendships.  Friendships that feel as real as anything I've ever known.  Girls and women out there who are supportive, and caring, and funny.  I love and appreciate you all so much.

The only thing I can do to show my gratitude is a giveaway.  So...



Designed in Palmer, Alaska!
Made right here, by my neighbor.
One lucky, thoughtful, caring reader of Kristin's kNook will receive an Alaska Chicks headband, a pair of handmade earrings, and a $10 Starbucks gift card.

And while I'm not normally a fan of giveaways that force you to follow the giver, this giveaway is in appreciation of my readers.  So yes, you has gots to be a follower.






Giveaway starts today, 11/5, and ends Monday, 11/12.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 13th!

Because I do really, really love y'all.  I don't care what anyone says:  I couldn't have done this last year without you.

Sharing at YOLO Monday. And Mingle Monday!

41 comments:

  1. Definitely not go outside. Count the moose?

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  2. This makes my heart happy, that you made it through this year rand that you guys are back together. I know i'm so cheesy. If i had to come to alaska, I would take in the sights because even though I might freeze to death, I know you have posted some really really pretty scenic pictures. I only have to be there for like a day, right? haha

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  3. hang out with you and eat your desserts. :)

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  4. For one.. I better win this.. because I told you I wanted a scarf damn it! AND Florida is getting cold!!

    Well... not as cold as your area ;)

    Wanna know what I would do if I lived there?? Roll around in the dividends that I would get for each person in my household. That's a total of 4 people. Including me. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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  5. Oh wow. Natalie sure pays attention.. it's a headband! Well. I still want it.

    Nuff said..

    And thank god your husband is home [notice I didn't say "hubs" or "hubby"?? BAAHAHA]

    Did you guys do like Marvin Gaye said and..... "Got it ooooooooon"??

    ROFLMFAO you don't have to answer that!

    No... you do!

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  6. Wellllll, I've been there and done that so I guess I'd just LOVE IT! ;)

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  7. I have no idea what I'd do there! I sure wouldn't wear shorts to the gym in 30 degree weather. ;) I know there are some gorgeous places there, so I'd like to do some stuff outside (in the warmer months, please).

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  8. I am so so so glad this deployment is over for you! Seeing all your pictures on twitter and instagram this weekend made my heart happy to see you and your husband!!!

    Oh right, what would I do in Alaska?
    Never leave the house?
    Yup. That's what I would do.

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  9. Been there, done that :p
    my favorite thing though were moose sighting, the farmers market, the lake and the northern lights.

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  10. So glad your hubby is home safely! If I lived in Alaska, I'd probably never leave my house!

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  11. I'd stay inside and drink hot chocolate all day :)

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  12. If I lived in Alaska, I would probably stay inside haha jk. No I would probably explore the area.

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  13. I am so glad that you made it through! I knew you would!! I am also glad you found two pretty great things to help ease the stress and pain!

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  14. If I lived in Alaska I would probably spend a lot of time knitting.

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  15. I do have to live here. And I do lots of indoor things.

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  16. Those same things got me through this deployment, well except for the ice cream. I'm more of a cupcake person.

    If I had to live in Alaska? I really have no idea! Dylan would be outside and I would probably be inside. I don't like winter that much!

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  17. Since I live in AZ right now, I'd probably stay outside for about 10 minutes to make a snowman, then run back inside and drink hot chocolate while I read a book hahahaha

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  18. So happy for you, girl! I can't imagine how hard it has been for you with your man away.
    Hmmm, I would check out the sights and take pictures. I hear it's beautiful there!

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  19. I want to hike. My husband wants to kill a bear.

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  20. What would I do in Alaska? I have no idea! I guess be a true tourist and check out what people deem worthy sights. :)

    I just realized I didn't follow you via GFC ( I do now) but you're on my blog list, so that's how I keep up with your posts.

    -Lauren

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  21. Obvs I would move to your town and hang out with you if I lived in Alaska...and I'd probably be more on top of blogging. Awesome giveaway!!

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  22. I would go broke paying my heating bill trying to avoid frostbite (my hands get cold waaaay too easily). :)

    And thank YOU! For brightening my days with your awesome voice.

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  23. Looks like you changed your url?! YAY!!

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  24. I would live in wool socks and hats. :) I am so excited for you to have your hubby home. I have no idea how you military wives do it. Hugs!

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  25. I just got a twitter account. I feel stupid. I don't get it.

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  26. i'd drink wine, lots of wine.

    SO happy your other half is back and that blogging helped you through. It is an amazing community.

    PS I would enter in other ways but this lady has not jumped on the twitter wagon yet.

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  27. If I lived in Alaska, I would have to hang out with you so you could teach me how to stay warm! Thank you for the AWESOME giveaway!

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  28. That's so sweet of you to do a giveaway! I love the headband! Looks so warm and snuggly!

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  29. Oops I left a comment before reading the comment question lol!

    If I lived in Alaska I would probably read and drink hot coffee and hot chocolate ALL DAY LONG! I've lived in AZ my whole life (where it's currently 85 degrees out...come on cold weather!!) so I just might actually die in Alaska lol

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  30. So sweet of you to do this giveaway, Kristin! :-)

    If I lived in Alaska I would hang out with you, DUH!

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  31. Hmm. What would I do if I lived in Alaska? I guess I'd really miss my family, but I'd try to enjoy the experience there (and hope it was only temporary). :)

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  32. I would...
    1. party like crazy
    2. Play in the snow and go sledding
    3. Eat delicious, homemade food
    4. Sleep in my old bed which is the most comfy bed
    5. go fishing
    6. be happy to be home.

    and make you love Alaska. I can convert you...
    or try.
    --Erinn

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  33. If I had to live in Alaska I'd probably do lots of hiking (though hopefully not near bears) until my husband and I did all of them. Then probably hang around inside - out of the rain, haha!

    PS. Way to stick through those long months! I can't imagine doing what you're doing. At least you got into the blog world! :)

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  34. Hmm, well since I do live here in Alaska this is kinda hard to answer. :) I enjoy the northern lights, mountains, getting the opportunity to stay in a cabin away from civilization for a few days (but am always thankful to come home!) and the interesting people at the fair!

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  35. See the Northern Lights for sure!

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  36. ooo....years ago my dream was to move to Alaska or Hawaii. Life gave me Hawaii and thank goodness! Alaska would be cold! I would continue to run inside but would love to have a job focused on the local wildlife conservation....kinda like I am doing here.

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  37. Really? Really? I'd die. I think we've already established that. Should I, one day, get to travel there, I'm sure I will enjoy it, but my body will slowly start to shut down from the cold.

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  38. Oh man, if I had to live in Alaska I would probably stay inside September-April, read a lot, and DEFINITELY have a fireplace :)

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  39. It's my intention to never ever ever have to live there! i don't handle cold well so I'd probably just start wrapping up in blankets and bringing them with me everywhere.

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  40. If I lived in Alaska I would hibernate. I am not a fan of the cold so I love reading your vents on how you despise the weather in Alaska.

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