Sunday, September 29, 2013

Celebrating My Anniversary - Enter to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card {Giveaway Now Closed}

UPDATE 10-15-13:  Giveaway is now closed.
UPDATE 10-18-13:  Winner chosen - kellyr78.  (Congrats!)

You might be assuming that I am posting about my blog anniversary.  Nope.  That was back in June.
 
September 30 (the start of this giveaway) is actually the anniversary of the date I met my now-husband ... eighteen years ago.  We were married in the month of July four years later, but we seem to celebrate the anniversary of the day our paths in life first crossed more than we seem to celebrate our wedding anniversary. 
 
There's a funny and unique little story about our meeting that I thought I'd share.
 
We met when I called the wrong number.  (True story.)  He answered.  We ended up talking for a bit.  I blurted out that I was having a little shindig later with some friends at my house.  Did he wanna come?  
 
He could have been a serial killer.  He could have been psycho.  He could have had three eyeballs.  He could have kidnapped me that night and held me for ransom.  (My mother says to this day that I was crazy.)
 
But, guess what?  He was a super nice, good-looking guy.  It turned out that his family knew my step-father's family.  His folks lived right around the corner from mine. 
 
He hung out at my house that evening for a few hours.  After he went home, we talked on the phone all through the night until the batteries on our cordless house phones were dying.
 
We have been together ever since that fall day in 1995.  Fate.  Destiny.  Call it what you'd like.  I love that the way our story together began involves a crazy, sweet story that we tell our kids and will one day tell our grandkids.
 
 
So, in honor of our special day, I'm launching another Amazon Gift Card Giveaway.  You'll find the details below.
 
The contest begins Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. (EST) and will close on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).  A winner will be chosen at random through an online random drawing generator site by October 21, 2013. 
 
Here's how to enter for a chance to win:

Leave a comment below this post (with your name or a user name that will easily identify you should you win) and share the name of a recipe that you have tried (or would like to try) from this blog.  (Limit 1 entry per person for this option.)

If you want to earn some additional bonus entries:

1.  Follow Joyously Domestic on Pinterest.  Leave an additional comment (with your name or a user name that will easily identify you) stating that you follow us on Pinterest.  (Limit 1 additional entry for this option.)

2.  Sign up to follow Joyously Domestic via email.  You can find the Follow By Email box in the right sidebar of the blog.  Leave an additional comment (with your name or a user name that will easily identify you) below to let us know you've done so. (Limit 1 additional entry for this option.)

3. Tweet about our site or this giveaway on Twitter.  Leave an additional comment (with your name or a user name that will easily identify you) below to let us know you've done so.  (Limit of 3 times during the run of the contest.)

4. Mention this giveaway (with a link to this post) on your own blog or website. (Feel free to use the contest "teaser" shown above in your post.)  Leave an additional comment (with your name or a user name that will easily identify you) below to let us know you've done so.  Also, include a link to the page where you mentioned our site or the giveaway.  (Limit of 3 times during the run of the contest.)

5.  Follow (add) Joyously Domestic on Google+ under Angela Steveson (that's me).  Leave an additional comment (with your name or a user name that will easily identify you) below to let us know you've done so. (Limit 1 additional entry for this option.)

PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Canada.

No comments, shares, tweets, follows or any other activity mentioned within this post completed prior to the start or after the end of the contest shall be considered as valid entries.

Winner will be chosen at random.  Winner's name will be announced on this blog.  Notice that a winner has been chosen will be announced on Joyously Domestic's FB page.  Winner must contact Joyously Domestic with their shipping address within 7 days of winner being announced.  If winner does not respond within 7 days, an alternate winner will be chosen at random.  Prize will ship within 2 weeks of winner's claim and response to Joyously Domestic.
 
 

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67 comments :

  1. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    As far as the recipes go, I plan to make your baked tacos on Tuesday (Taco Tuesday). They look delicious!

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  2. Leah Fitton- chicken and biscuit bake:)

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  3. I would like to try your Slow Cooker "Roasted" Herb Chicken with Gravy!

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  4. I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter! (https://twitter.com/PJGurganus/status/384639528251572224)

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  5. What a sweet day to celebrate!! I have your Roasted Potatoes with Smoked Sausage & Green Beans
    on my to make list this month!

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  6. Mary from Pittsburgh, PA.
    I love making your recipes. They are YUMMO :) :)

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  7. I follow you on Pinterest!
    Karen Birkholz Minehart

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  8. I follow you by email!!
    kminehart4@comcast.net

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  9. Mary from Pittsburgh.
    I am following you on Pinterest :) :)

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  10. Mary from Pittsburgh
    I am following by E-mail

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  11. I follow you via facebook and google ...two of my favorite recipes are the wonton taco cups and granola bars :)

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  12. I works like to try the blt soup my email is ekfoultz@gmail.com

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  13. I am following you on pinterest as well ekfoultz@gmsil.com

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  14. I also tweeted about the giveaway ekfoultz@gmail.com

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  15. This Terry, I alway enjoy your recipes and reading how much you involve your kids in doing everything. I only had the chance to meet you and your family through working with your Mom and I'm glad I got that chance. Thanks for all your posts and keep it up. T

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  16. Rena Richey
    Skillet Chicken Parmesan Over Pasta. And it was de-lish!
    Wanna try the Chicken Biscuit Bake next.

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  17. Hi Ang! I have made the French Onion Soup. Yummmm!

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  18. I also am following you on Pinterest.

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  19. I twitter tweeted, too. Ha! @daytimenightowl

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  20. I followed on google+ too. Gee. I have to put my name. :)
    jessibeagle at gmail dot com.

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  21. Debbie Sullivan FarrellSeptember 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Chicken and Biscuit Bake sounds so good.

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  22. Mexican Bullseye Dip, please. That looks DELICIOUS.

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  23. I'm following on Pinterest - JamieLoveSweeps.

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  24. Rochelle Tucker:
    I want to make your baked tacos...probably tomorrow. They sound delicious!!!

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  25. https://twitter.com/WAHWithJL/status/384775398845710336

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  26. Rochelle Tucker
    And now I follow you on Pinterest!!!

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  27. Jamie Martin, JamieLoveSweeping@gmail.com = Following on G+.

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  28. Kelly D, I would like to try your lasagna cupcakes recipe. My kids would love it.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  29. I follow you on pinterest(Kelly Saver)
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  30. I subscribe to your email (Kelly D)
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  31. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/384814989866835968

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  32. I follow you on G+(Kelly D)
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/100897240334182760783/posts

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  33. Love this story of how you met! And you KNOW I love your wonton cup appetizers :)

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  34. I follow on Pinterest @ MaryWithrow
    MaryWithrowNC@gmail.com

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  35. I tweeted @MaryWithrow1 https://twitter.com/MaryWithrow1/status/384922659558936576
    MaryWithrowNC@gmail.com

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  36. I follow on Google+ @Mary Withrow
    MaryWithrowNC@gmail.com

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  37. I'm a new subscriber @ MaryWithrowNC@gmail.com

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  38. Slow cooker herb chicken & gravy...PLEASE!

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  39. I'd love to try this recipe http://www.joyouslydomestic.com/2013/01/slow-cooker-parmesan-honey-pork-roast.html

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  40. I follow on pinterest

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  41. https://twitter.com/Momlovesl/status/385122588541739008

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  42. follow via google +

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  43. https://twitter.com/WAHWithJL/status/385197928572133376

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  44. https://twitter.com/WAHWithJL/status/385359625739988993

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  45. I tweeted https://twitter.com/Momlovesl/status/385403119317692418

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  46. Final tweet https://twitter.com/Momlovesl/status/385745652107317249

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  47. I want to try the Savory Meatballs in a Homemade Mushroom Soup Sauce -- I am always looking for ways to use meatballs other than in spaghetti!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  48. I follow you on Google+ as Carol Ezovski
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  49. I follow you on Pinterest as cezovski9
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  50. I subscribe to your newsletter via e-mail.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  51. Tweeted (MsCarolsueA)
    https://twitter.com/MsCarolsueA/status/385912055150030848
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  52. Your giveaway is posted on my blog (Carolsue)
    http://mscarolsue.blogspot.com/2013/02/giveaways-ive-entered.html
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  53. I would like to try the Skillet Chicken Parmesan Over Pasta

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  54. pinterest follower: http://www.pinterest.com/chelleb40/

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  55. google + follower: tabathia b

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  56. tweet 1 https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/386203525077671938

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  57. Wendy Forbes - Skillet Chicken Parmesan Over Pasta

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  58. I follow on Pinterest - user name: wforbes

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  59. tweet 2 https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/387056783300120576

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  60. Wait. I have to pick ONE recipe I want to make? LOL I have a tie.. it's between the Sweet and Sour Sesame Chicken (which is my son's favorite) and the Savory Meatballs, because I am on a "trying new recipes with meatballs" kick. :) I just found this site and everything looks YUMMY!

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  61. I am following you on Pinterest too.. going to check out all of the boards :) as: lisa538

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  62. I joined the email list under lisa538

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  63. I am going to try your No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake. It looks amazing.

    -Rachel Thomas Sickler
    PS: I'm also following you on Pinterest as rachelm.thomas@gmail.com

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