Friday, December 2, 2011

First Giveaway!! And Fund Raiser!

I am so excited to be having my first give away!

So what am I giving away and how do you enter?

Let me tell you why I picked this company and person to host my first give away.

I was first looking for ways to raise money for JDRF, without just going door-to-door and asking for donations. (Which we do and are very successful.)  A good friend of mine suggested that I let her host a party for all my friends and family and she would donate all the commission to JDRF and Team Brianna.  Wow!  That was an awesome idea.

Erin Diehl is a fellow D-mama so the cause of JDRF is as close to her heart as it is to mine.  She is a great supporter of our team and has had several parties for me and others to raise money for JDRF and other causes.  In total she has donated well over $500 to just our team!  That is truly amazing!  She works for Thirty-One Gifts .

This is a brief look at what Thirty-One Gifts are about taken from their website

"Our stylish, affordable products are exclusive to Thirty-One. From our signature purses and totes to storage solutions that help organize your life, you'll find something to fit every personality and situation. Each season, we develop new products built on the idea that our products must be functional AND fashionable (and, of course, make great gifts!)"

Sounds like great products right?  Who would want affordable nice quality purses, lunch totes, storage, and stationary among other items.

One of the Items we are Giving Away is a Thermal Lunch Tote:

You get to pick the fabric!!  You can even have it personalized if you want- though that is extra.

We are also giving away a $10 Gift Certificate to shop at Erin's Thirty-One Site.

We currently use the Thermal Lunch Tote as Brianna's diabetes bag when we go out.  No one even suspects what is inside of it.  She gets so many compliments on how nice her "purse" looks. Because it is thermal the insulin will stay cool inside of it.  There is more then enough room for all the supplies that we carry around with us.  She does also have two that she uses as lunch boxes.  She loves that they are personalized with her first name on it. 

I am having a party locally, but if you would like to order and help support JDRF you can!  Thirty-One can ship right to your house.  Here is how to order and help support JDRF.  To place or order or look at the catalog click here then click on events, click on Kelly's JDRF event and then you can shop online and it will benefit our fund raising event.  I have several of the products that I use all the time from the Cindy Tote that I use as my diaper bag to the cinch sacs that Brianna uses to keep all her sports and cheer items organized.  These products are great!  If you are reading and think this you know someone who would love these items but you can't decide what to give, they do offer gift certificates!

So how do you enter the giveaway??? You do as many as you want.
1.  Follow my blog- 1 entry
2.  Go To Erin's Thirty-One Site- a facebbook page and leave a comment that I sent you!  It is a closed group so you will have to ask to join. -1 entry
3.  Sharing this giveaway on facebook- 1 entry- up to 3 different times

4.  Having Erin host a party for you -5 entries!!  You don't have to live locally, she can send catalogs and set up the party on-line so you can have one.

For each post you did so.

This contest will close and the winners will be picked on Wednesday, December 7, by 5pm. You will be have until 5 pm on Thursday, the 8th, to claim your prize or a new winner(s) will be selected.  This way it gives the winner of the gift card enough time to place their order before the party closes.  All orders have to be placed by then for you to get the extra entries.   I will use to select the winners.

I hope I explained and did everything right!  Remember I am still new to blogging and the is the first giveaway!!

Good luck!!


  1. GFC follower (schkinner)
    schkinner at yahoo dot com

  2. Asked to join Erin's FB group (Schkinner Saves)
    schkinner at yahoo dot com

  3. Shared on FB 12.4
    schkinner at yahoo dot com

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. not sure if you will let Canadian enter BUT I'm going to try because I follow you :) thanks!!

  5. I'm a follower :) and Yay for your first giveaway! I love Thirty One!!

  6. Requested to Join Erin's Thirty-One FB page!

  7. I had no idea you had a blog! I am now following you! :)

  8. Shared on FB #2
    schkinner at yahoo dot com

  9. Joined the group and said you sent me! :)

  10. Great giveaway!
    Following your blog :)

  11. Requested to Join Erin's Thirty-One FB page

  12. Contest CLOSED!! Picking a winner now :)