Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Bicentennial Celebration (of sorts) and a Give-Away!

Since we just celebrated the 4th of July, Chris and I were talking about our favorite memories of the holiday. Chris grew up as an ex-pat in Taiwan, so there was never a big to-do about Independence Day. His favorite memory is the year he came back "home" (Missouri at the time), and his Uncle took him out on a boat, and they watched fireworks on the lake.

My favorite memory is celebrating the Bicentennial in 1976. We happened to live in Washington D.C., which made the Country's 200th birthday even more exciting. We watched fireworks over the Capitol, and my Mother made a Betsy Ross outfit (bonnet and all) for me to wear. I wore it proudly and waved an American Flag. Because things like that seem to make sense to a six year old...

Today I am celebrating another Bicentennial of sorts. So it hasn't been 200 years, but it has been 200 posts for Pop Rocks, and I want to celebrate! Who knew 200 posts ago when I started writing down my funny little perspective on life that I would end up meeting so many great friends and enjoying the interactive-ness of blogging?!

In celebration of the Bicentennial post, I am having a Give-Away (it's my first!), and everything starts with "Bi...":

Prize #1:
A Bin, filled with some fun things like notepads, cards, pens, and -- what else? -- Pop Rocks!

Prize #2:
These fun games -- Bicycle free cell, and Bingo!
Prize #3:
Big Summer Tote -- complete with beach towel and a water thermos (and probably some Pop Rocks...)!

Prize #4:
Bikini! Okay, I'm not really going to send you a bikini, but this $50 gift card to Target (my all-time favorite store) should get you a really cute one. I'm even throwing in the sun screen.
So there you have it, 4 prizes. And here are 4 ways to get entered into the Give-Away...
  1. Your comment will get you 1 entry (so this is not the time to be shy about commenting!).
  2. Following me gets you 1 entry as well!
  3. Posting about my "Bicentennial Celebration" gets you 1 entry (just leave me a comment and let me know about your post!)
  4. Now this one takes a little more work -- email me (clinebarger@verizon.net) telling me how I came up with the name Pop Rocks for Breakfast. (Don't comment about it, or you'll give the answer away!). The right answer gets you an entry into the give-away.
(Winners will be announced next Tuesday, July 14th. )

I wish I had something to give away to each of you who either pop by occasionally or visit regularly. Thank so much for being great bloggy friends. Here's to another 200 posts!


55 comments:

  1. Yes, you are a mommyblogger, and you need to teach me how to build up my following... :-) Hope y'all had a good evening! (Come back and answer my mommyblog questions, please!)

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  2. Congrats on 200 posts! What awesome giveaways! So fun!

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  3. I already follow you! Thanks for the chance!

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  4. I love reading your blog and getting to know you. You should post a picture of you in the Betty Ross outfit.

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  5. Wow - what a giveaway! Is it wrong to want it all? I'm following now, don't know why I wasn't before (did you always have the box on the side-bar or did I miss it?) Congratulations on reaching 200! I'll be at 100 in a few days, hard to believe.

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  6. congrats on reaching 200 posts!
    Make sure you pick me because I am your uno numero blogger friend! Right??
    I love pop rocks..

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  7. 200 posts? That is awesome! I have more previous posts to read since I have been following you for a few months. You must post a pic of you in the Betsy Ross outfit! I will definitely post this in my blog today.

    I hope I win something, those are great prizes!

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  8. These prizes are so great...each one. Congrats on 200 posts, I've enjoyed reading them. I'm already a follower and I posted about this on my blog.

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  9. LOVE YOUR GIVEAWAY!!!! So creative!!! It is so you!!!!

    I shouldn't even put my name in the hat.......Nah! Of course I should!! I am a regular commentor (sp), I am a follower, I will post about it for you, and I definitely know the answer to #4!!!! Ladies, I can be bribed for the answer!!! (Just kidding Christie)....(shhhh, no I'm not...)

    ~Becca

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  10. You are so creative!! I third the request of the pic of you in the Betsy Ross outfit!! :)

    Also, if I'm not following you already, I certainly will go do it!

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  11. Visiting you from Kelli's blog! What a great giveaway!

    I am hosting a giveaway right now too. You can check it out at www.snellingsstories.blogspot.com

    Congrats on 200 posts!

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  12. How cool! You are sooo kind...and that is some serious loot :)

    I'll go follow you now too...duh....don't know why I haven't been.

    Can I use a life-line to answer your question?

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  13. I love giveaways and this is one of the best I've ever seen!!!!I'm so excited!I hope I win!
    So far I got 2 chances with this comment and I just started following your blog!
    Thanks Christie!

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  14. A Bicentenial Spoil Your Readers With Great Gifts post? I'm in. :) And I follow too.

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  15. I thought I was already following you - good to know I am now!

    This is the BEST giveaway I have ever seen. Well done, you.

    (better still would be me winning something, but...) :-)

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  16. Congratulations on your 200th post!!!


    Laura in SC

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  17. Hi Christie, I saw your giveaway from over at Becca's blog at the Texas Darlings, what a fun givaway! I am so excited. :) I am also becoming a follower right now, and I'm going to send you an email on the Pop Rock's for Breakfast question. :)

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  18. I just came over from Becca's site! Love the blog design super cute!

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  19. I am following your blog now :-)

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  20. Posted about this!

    http://themomreviewer.blogspot.com/2009/07/several-items.html

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  21. Visting,agian, via Becca. lovethe BI idea I'm storing that for future use!

    I'm now a follower and as soon as I get my computer back I'll post all about it. Now must get off my daughters laptop before she throws something at me!

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  22. OK....I posted a link on my blog :) it is on todays post that I just posted :)

    I am gonna email you with my answer too :)

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  23. Christie- What a cute idea- I went to HS with Becca and have followed you via her for a while now- your friendship with her is so neat and I love how great the 2 of you keep in touch now that she has moved through your blogs! She is right- you are amazing writer- your blog makes me smile everytime I pop over to look at it! Congrats on 200 posts- can't wait for the next 200!

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  24. I am already following you. I will post about your bicentennial give away.

    That's really neat that you lived in Washington D.C. in '76. My family was on vacation there there then, on the 4th of July. It was very memorable! Wish I could remember seeing you in your dress!

    Thank you for your blog-I really like it.

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  25. Congrats on 200 posts!! It looks like I found you just in time!

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  26. And now I'm following you! YAY!

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  27. Hi there! I found you from "I'd Rather Be Laughing". I'm doing some blog hopping these days trying to meet other moms out there and make connections. I'm enjoying the virtual friends I have made so far. Congrats on your 200 posts. I just added myself as a follower. I like your blog and your daughter is beautiful.

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  29. Great give aways! I think I am a follower but if not I will become one!

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  30. Hi, what fun, great giveaways! "BI"-golly I would love to win any of the goodies! Thanks for the chance!

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  31. You are a hoot, Christi. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blogs! Here's to 200 more posts! Have a great day!

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  32. So, I'm already a follower. Does that count?

    You are so creative! That's so cool that you wore a Betsy Ross costume.

    xoxo ~Lisa

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  33. What a fun giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  34. Congrats!!!! I have been following for months. I love your letters to your daughter.

    (friend and neighbor of nancy's)

    Jill

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  35. Congratulations!!! Wow, your blog is so great! I'm definitely a follower now! Today is the first time I found it... love your tagline, very smart and funny :)

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  36. you are a rock star! What great prizes!!! I hope I win!!!

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  37. I'm a follower noW! I really thought I already was! I've been hanging out here for so long I just assumed I'd already done it! but it's official now!

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  38. Congratulations on 200th post! :)
    Have a nice summer time
    Parisa

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  39. Wow, I had to scroll down forever just to leave a comment. YOu have SO many followers already. I can't ever get people to comment on my blog after they read it. I, too, would love to see a picture of you in the Betsey Ross outfit.

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  40. Congrats on 200 posts. Awesome.

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  41. hi; cool giveaway; congrats on your 200th post!

    betty

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  42. I made myself a follower......

    betty
    Lv2trnscrb@aol.com

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  43. oh...i forgot to post your give away..I am on it!
    :)

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  44. Hey Christie....I did it!! I figured out how to link, and I posted about your give-away!
    Hooray for me!!! Let's all celebrate w/ POP ROCKS!!!

    Have a great day!
    laura

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  45. Wow great giveaway and prizes. I want to be part of the fun! Congrats on your 200th post, that's huge!

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  46. Hey girl! Happy 200th! I'd love to win. :)

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  47. Congrats on your 200th post! What a great theme for a giveaway! Off to read more of your blog!

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