Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jennie's 100 Followers Contest!

I just looked at the sidebar and we have reached the magical number - 100! 100 people following my blog! I'm so excited - and I want to share that excitement with a giveaway!

Your choice of a $50 Barnes & Noble or Starbucks giftcard
A $25 giftcard to each (so you can spend $25 on books, $25 on coffee)

+1 New Follower
+2 Old Follower/Friend
+3 Sidebar
+5 Blog About It (include the link)

+1 for referring someone new (make sure they mention you in their comment)
+2 for telling me a secret about yourself

For example, my secret - I am a self-professed Pit Bull Junkie! Love love love the breed and can't ever live my life without at least one in the house to snuggle with. That's right, I own a "pit bull type" dog. Not a thug. Not a gang banger. Not a criminal. Have a degree from USC. Live in a VERY nice neighborhood. Married to a PharmD. Well educated adults who own a GREAT dog. Okay, honestly, the three cats own us, but we're above the dog in the pecking order in this house. So that's my secret.

One more? I sleep with a light on. The Hubster hates it. I don't care. I'm scared of the dark!!!

Contest Ends: Friday, November 12th.

Let's hear it friends - old and new! What's YOUR secret???

(Be sure to add your points up for me in your comment!)


  1. Congratulations on making it to 100 followers! +2

  2. Hey old follower here my secret I am scared i will never have a baby girl.

  3. oh I 4got to say congratulations, please forgive my manners and here is to 50 more followers in 2 weeks

  4. +2 for being an OLD follower!
    +2 for sharing a secret
    TOTAL= +4

    My secret: I love my cat so much that if she died, I think I'd cry harder than if my sister did. This is not an exaggeration. Yesterday, my mom asked me if I'd cry more when my cat died than when she did. I love my mom a hell of a lot and I honestly didn't know. I said it would probably be the same. I seriously love my cat!

  5. Thanks Jeffrey!!

    Joanna, your secret made me sad! I know what it's like to have baby secrets, I think that's why it touched me. If I had a magic wand, I would wave it over your tummy and give you one guaranteed!

  6. Congratulations! I guess I'm a +2 for being an old follower and +2 for my secret which is that I am a self-diagnosed make-up junkie! I own way to many eyeshadows and mascaras and foundations and lip sticks and glosses and I always spend my money buying more! It's a little bitty secret, but it's a secret!@

  7. Old follower+2
    7 total!

    Secret: My friend and I watched The Mummy every day for 3 months straight after it came out on video. Ev. ERY. DAY.

    Congrats on 100!!

  8. Congrats on reaching 100! I'm about 9 away myself, so I'm hoping to have a big giveaway soon!

    Old follower +2
    secret +2

    Total 4!

    My secret: I love Oprah! (I'm a guy, so it's very hush hush!) I DVR her show and watch it on the weekends...don't judge! lol

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  9. Old follower, sidebar, sharing a secret:

    I cried more over Hedwig and Dobby than I did Dumbledore! What can I say, I have a thing for animals!

    Awesome on the 100 followers, congratulations!!!!!

  10. Paige - one of my bestfriends is just like you! I'm totally jealous of her. I wish that I had her make-up collection. I love when we have a night out and I get ready at her place because she lets me use whatever I want and take a few home with me!

    Colone - Okay, we must have been twins in a former life because I can repeat every line in that movie. I saw it over twenty times in the theater and then watched it everyday when it came out on video. My bestie Leslie and I would have emails back and forth just quoting lines from that movie...I stole my brother's DVD because I wore mine out! So I'm popping it in right now when I'm done responding!! I had the BIGGEST crush on Oded Fehr.

    Jamie - that is an awesome secret!! I love that you, man that you are!, DVR her show and watch it on the weekends!

    Words Crafter - I cried more at the end of Chamber of Secrets because Richard Harris was dead! I didn't like the new Dumbledore all that much. How bad is that? And I think having a thing for animals makes you a better person! ;-)

  11. Here's my secret - I steal my kids' Halloween candy!! Yes, I'm a bad mother, although if you think about it, less candy means less cavities (for them at least) so I'm good with it. +2

    old follower +2

    I sidebarred it +3

    that makes +7 total.

    Awesome contest!

  12. Yay for 100! That's awesome! =)

    My secret: I love scarves! Love, love, love them! Must have a bunch in my closet. But I only wear the same black one every time. I left it in a restaurant once and drove all the way back for it, I love it so much. Dunno why I don't ever wear the others...

  13. Congrats on the big 100! And thanks for holding this super cool contest! :)

    My secret: I'm one of those early to bed, early to rise types. Getting up early for work every weekday is so ingrained in me that even on the weekends I'm up by no later than 8am. I just can't "sleep in" like I used to...

    Old follower +2
    Sidebar +3
    Secret +2

    Total 7 points!

  14. Hmmm, a secret you say?

    My girlfriends and I used to stay up and have Star Wars marathons in college: my now husband, then friend couldn't belive he met a girl who liked Star Wars. Love at nerd sight :p

    And I change my socks to match whatever shirt I'm wearing...though I think that's closer to a quirk than a secret.

    2 + 2 for me :D

  15. Hi Jennie, congrats on 100 followers! I'm an old follower and I'll tell you a secret (+4 for me). Here it is: in real life, I look amazingly like my avatar Lain!!! ;)


  16. Secret, you say?

    Every time I see those animal abuse and welfare commercials on tv, I start crying and then pull out my check book. I regularly donate to The HSUS and Peta.

  17. What secret could I possibly have? Oh, here's one. I have not seen any of the Harry Potter movies from beginning to end nor read any of the books. Don't know exactly why. Just never really had the desire to.

    Congrats on making it to 100!

    +2 for being an OLD follower
    +2 for sharing a secret
    +3 for sidebar
    TOTAL = 7 points

  18. I'm dying to join in on the fun!!! I would love a $50 B&N giftcard! In fact, I'm currently in need of one! Shopping!!! Woohoo!

    Old Follower +2
    Sidebar +3
    Blog +5 (tomorrow with my interview shout out!)
    Refer +1 (Anne - if you want to count it)
    Secret +2

    My secret: I don't lick my fingers, and others who do make me cringe. Something about it I just find gross. All my friends do it, but I can't stand it... it's my quirk!

    There you have it! I hope that was worth $50!

  19. Such a fun contest! Congrats on making it to 100 followers--you deserve so many more :) Let's see, a secret...I bought a bag of Milky Ways and a bag of Butterfingers this week because they were on sale after Halloween. And I'm not sharing them.

    Old follower +2
    Secret +2
    Blog about it +5 (I'm including it in my happy things tomorrow, because this contest definitely makes me happy!)
    So 9 total!

  20. Congratulations!! And it is only up from here.

    My secret...I have a guinea pig phobia. That squealing noise they make, the way their fur is all tufty...*shiver* Can't stand them.

    +4 for me!

  21. I found out about your contest on The Words Crafter's blog. So exciting! Congrats on reaching 100+ followers...:)

    Here goes:
    New Follower +1
    Sidebar +3
    Secret +2

    I never finished reading the Twilight Series because I couldn't stand Bella. Someone told me what happens and it sounds amazing, but I still can't open the final book.

    +6 for me! Thank you!!!

  22. Old follower: +2
    And a secret: +2
    My secret is I love to write but I worry I don't have a great story worth telling in me.
    - Sophia.

  23. Congrats on 100+ followers!

    +2: I'm an old follower
    +3: The contest is in my sidebar
    +5: I blogged about the contest
    +2: My secret is that a lot of the time I'd rather read an old favorite than read a new book.

    Total: 12 points for me!

  24. 100 followers and counting - YaY!

    I've been on your blog before. I thought I was a follower. Oh well.

    +1 new follower
    +3 contest in my sidebar
    +2 I check for bad guys/monsters under my bed each night before going to sleep.
    I'll put this in Facebook too, even if I don't get points.

    Total = 6

  25. Yay! Congrats on 100 followers!

    Hmmm, what's a secret I can share on here? Okay, here's one secret: I'm still scared of the dark. I tell my kids not to be, and then I have to have tons of lights on whenever it's nighttime right up until I'm ready to go to sleep.

    +2 old follower
    +2 secret
    4 total!

  26. sent over here from Jen Daiker's blog! New follower! +1

  27. Congrats on reaching 100 followers.

    I'm a new follower +1
    I mentioned your contest on my blog

    My secret is that I listen to Britney Spears on my iPod when I run. +2

    I found out about your contest from Meredith's blog.

  28. Congrats!

    I'm a new follower (+1)
    Came over here from Jennifer Hillier's blog.

    My secret: I live not far from the Duggars (what is it...27 and counting now?), and I've run into Michelle several times at a cool kids' consignment sale in the area. She's ridiculously nice. (+2)

    So +3 total, I guess. :)

  29. I am LOVING all these secrets!! I wish I could give everyone a $50 giftcard just based on the fun things you have shared! Thanks for sharing and participating!!

  30. CONGRATS on your 100 followers!!!✩♡✩*¨*•.¸.•*¨°✰

    Old follower-2
    Okay, a not so super secret is: I put 4 heaping tablespoons in my coffee. And my breakfasts always cocoa puffs or cocoa pebbles. I think my confession is: I'm addicted to sugar.
    I also listen to Brit-Brit on my ipod when I work out. :)
    And I too cry during those SPCA commercial with the poor injured animals. (so for the above secret-keepers...they're not alone.)


  31. This is SOOO weird. I thought I left a comment. I MUST have left a comment because I keep getting emails when someone else leaves one. Man, I'm confused. Er, I'm an old follower! Erm, and I recall asking last time I 'commented' if we get points for facebooking?

    Ok, secret about myself. If I wear a top for even five minutes, and take it off again, I have to put it in the wash. For some reason, I 'feel' like it's dirty and can't bring myself to put it back in the cupboard! Eeek! I can't believe I just admitted that. Anyway, what's that? 4 points for me! Unless I get points for facebooking! Let me know!! :o)

  32. Even weirder? I could SWEAR that I replied to you more than once because I kept checking back and this was gone. I put an extra four in for you for Facebook. I'll be pulling a winner today!

  33. New follower referred by the wonderful Lola Sharp.

    My secret is that I'm obsessed with the British royals. Although my dream of becoming the Queen of Engand was shattered this week, I'm still excited about the wedding ;)