Tuesday 11 December 2012

100 Follower Christmas Giveaway!!

Being Inspired's 100 Followers Giveaway! Prizes include over 40 amazing teaching resources and 2 cute sock monkeys!!

***Thanks so much to all of you who entered. The lucky winners are Bronwen and Deborah!***

I can't quite believe that this little blog of mine has 100 followers!! And just today it hit 20,000 page views!!

I remember when I started it I was getting about 20 or 30 page views a day (and most were probably from my mum!) and I watched the follower numbers creep painfully slowly from 2 to 3 to 4. And now there are 100 of you!! And lots more following through Facebook. :) Well you're in great company because each and every one of you is awesome. I really do love the comments you leave and I love visiting your blogs and seeing what's happening in your lives and getting some inspiration!

I started this blog while I was recovering from a serious illness. I knew I'd have up to 6 months off work to recover but wondered how I would keep myself sane in that period. Well thanks to this little blog I've been busy baking, sewing, crafting, blogging, learning, selling products on TPT and am now feeling recovered enough to be starting a new job in January! :)

So as a way of saying thanks to all of you (and "Happy Christmas"!) I'm running a little giveaway! As you all live in different parts of the world it was hard to think of a suitable prize. But some generous friends over at TPT have donated loads of amazing teaching resources that can be sent directly to your inbox anywhere in the world! :) And I'll be giving away 8 products from my TPT store! And I'm also giving away two sock monkeys that I made so that all those of you who aren't teachers will feel appreciated too. I'm not sure if they'll make it to you before Christmas but they'll get there eventually, wherever in the world you may be! :)

win cute sock monkeys

So, enough talking - here's the giveaway! I've divided in into two bundles. They are divided by age group but feel free to enter them both if you like! The winner of Giveaway #1 will win any 4 products from my TPT store, a cute little sock monkey and a bundle of 20 teaching resources suitable for Pre K to 2nd Grade. And the winner of Giveaway #2 will win any 4 products from my TPT store, a cute little sock monkey and a bundle of 13 teaching resources suitable for 3rd to 6th Grade. Feel free to pin, share, invite your friends and spread the word! :) 

Here's are all of the amazing teaching resources that have been donated.

100 Follower Giveaway #1 (Pre K - 2nd Grade)

100 Follower Giveaway #2 (3rd - 6th Grade)
I was blown away my the generosity of the contributors to this giveaway so please take the time to check out their Blogs, TPT stores, Facebook pages and Pinterest accounts. You'll get extra entries to the giveaway and you can do this once every day! And you might find an awesome new source of inspiration! :)

And once again, thanks for reading!

Things I've Learnt:
- There are some very generous, lovely people over at TPT! :)
- If you want to make your links clickable in a giveaway just put < before it and > after it! (Fingers crossed this works!)
- You have to pay to host linky parties!! I have a new found appreciation for all the wonderful bloggers who run linky parties each week. Inlinkz give you one free though. :)

Linked up to: Oh So Savvy Mom


  1. I was #98! Found your blog yesterday and had fun exploring. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us!

  2. The Christmas night dessert party we host every year at our house :)

  3. Having Noche Buena on Christmas Eve where everyone gathers together for a big feast, followed by opening of presents!

  4. I am your newest follower of your blog and on TPT! Love your giveaway...sock puppets are so cute. Thanks for all you have shared!
    from Well, Michelle?
    ps- If you get a chance, check out my new blog! Hope to have 100 like you someday :) Also my favorite part of Christmas is Grandma's scalloped potatoes!

  5. Fav holiday traditions--making christmas candies with my mom! :)

  6. I most look forward to spending time with family!! :)

  7. Since we're new to living together, our NOW favorite tradition is decorating :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  8. As for something I look forward to the most, spending time with family and Christmas movies!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  9. My favorite is the family cookie exchange!

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  10. Decorating my house and making gingerbread houses with my students are favorite holiday traditions~


  11. Oh I have seen and pinned some of your cute ideas already ! Glad I found your blog.

  12. I love just relaxing with family but more specifically making Christmas cookies.

  13. Thank you for your willingness to create the awesome blog and share it with us!

  14. I love decorating the tree most of all; unwrapping each of those memories from Christmas past!

  15. Spending time with my family...I can't get "home" enough after moving :)

  16. Baking Greek pastries that have been made for many generations in my family!

  17. touring the neighborhoods for lights

  18. Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas breakfast.

  19. I look forward to crafting and cookie baking! (Mary Williams on Rafflecopter)

  20. I am a new follower! My favorite holiday tradition is making latkes...home-made....yum! ellen.yucht@imagineschools.com

  21. Watching my girls open presents Christmas morning

  22. i look forward to putting up the tree!

  23. I just want to thank you so so much! Today when I got home and opened my mailbox I found it was stuffed full with a package all the way from Ireland!
    Inside were the most thoughtful gifts...how sweet of to you to send the cutest little sock monkey and more. Mmmm real Cadbury Chocolate and other nice items!
    I absolutely love the Sock Monkey and he will reside in a place of honor forever!
    It is so cool to receive these things from a kind person in the country where my ancestors immigrated from over a century and a half ago! (grammar correction anyone? lol)

    Thank you again and Happy Holidays!!

    1. I'm so glad your package arrived safely! :) And delighted to hear the little sock monkey has settled into his new home. :)


Thanks for all your lovely comments! They make my day. :)

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