Welcome to the party! Would you like some chips & salsa?
I think 200 posts is worth celebrating don't you? To celebrate, I'm having the biggest giveaway I've ever had! I've got a great list of prizes (more may be added through the day, so watch for announcements of that throughout the day), so I know you want to play! Here are the prizes currently available:
1. Dill seeds (courtesy of SimplerTimes Homestead): 1"x3" mini baggie. enough for a small batch of dill pickles, planting or simply seasoning a nice dish. Note these are organic seeds. Origins of the plants are
volunteers from last year at an organic community garden plot we
cultivate. Offer good in the US only. Congrats, Kim P!
2. Dried lavender, 8 grams (courtesy of Lawnless Trials): US only Congratulations, Tina!
3. Dried boneset, 7 grams (courtesy of Lawnless Trials): US only Congratulations, SustainableHome!
4. Dried yarrow flowers, 6 grams (courtesy of Lawnless Trials): US only Congrats, Kim D-M
5. Dried calendula flowers, 6 grams (courtesy of Lawnless Trials): US only Congrats, Tasha!
6. Dried calendula flowers, 5 grams (courtesy of Lawnless Trials): US only Congratulations, magreen!
7. Assorted seeds: US only. This is a Trailer Park Homestead assortment that will include some goodies from my garden, including ground cherry seeds, a few tomato, zucchini, some Amish snap peas, and whatever else I find. Since it is a TPH assortment, there are only a few of each, but they should all be heirloom seeds (I'll mark it if any aren't), so you can use these few seeds to grow more seeds for future years! Congrats, Allyson!
8. Seed assortment 2 (courtesy of Allure of Hearth and Home): Us only. This is not an heirloom collection so you get what you get: Golden Cross Bantam Hybrid Sweet Corn, Blue Lake Stringless Garden Bean, Sweet Italian Basil, National Pickling Cucumber, Big Max Pumpkin, Crimson Sweet Watermelon, Nantes Coreless Carrot Congratulations, Amie!
The following books are all used, but in good to like new condition:
9. Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich (Revised edition): Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin, first published in 1981 and
revised in 1993, is the sacred text for those wanting to liberate
themselves from enslavement to a job and the pursuit of status symbols.
Elgin's work emerges from a concern for the environmental consequences
of our mass consumption lifestyles. His book exhorts us to save the
planet and our souls by "living with balance in order to find a life of
greater purpose." Congratulations, grammasmiles!
10. The NEW Passport To Survival. 12 Steps to Self-Sufficient Living: The New Passport To Survival is your Passport To Peace, your
ticket to a self-sufficient lifestyle - whether you choose to live in a
city, a suburb, or in a rural area. This book will show you how to
prepare, without panicking, for all kinds of disasters-loss of a job,
natural and man-made disasters, or global calamities. Congrats, Anne!
11. Cooking Without Additives: Today's hectic lifestyle creates a new set of problems in the kitchen, but most can be solved with the help of a well-stocked freezer, and ideally a microwave-cooker too--ensuring a healthy balanced diet for busy people. (I don't like to use my microwave, which is why I don't want this book anymore) Congratulations, Amy S!
12. Herbally Yours (Health Education): Herbally Yours is the first comprehensive herbal handbook. An easy to use, alphabetized guide to the use of herbs, Herbally Yours, is simple enough for the herbal student, complete enough for the herbal practitioner. A complete list of herbs and herbal combinations and how to use them. An alphabetized list of health problems and what herbs aid. Chapters on diet, cleansing, pregnancy, nursing, and babies. Herbal first aid, poultices and tinctures, Herbally Yours is a veritable herbal encyclopedia. Congratulations, Lydia Harper!
13. 1 Paperbackswap.com credit good for any one of more than 5 million used books!: Must have a valid Paperbackswap account. US only (since Paperbackswap is only available in the US) Congratulations Patricialynn!
What a great list of prizes, wouldn't you say??? And it is so easy to enter! Actually, there are two ways to enter: 1. Comment on this blog post (on the actual blog, not any syndicated feed of it off in the wilds of the WWW), telling me what your favorite Adventures of a Thrifty Mama blog post was your favorite of all time (so far) or 2. Post a link to your favorite Adventures of a Thrifty Mama blog post (this one doesn't count...you gotta work harder than that!) on your Facebook page, tagging Adventures of a Thrifty Mama, so I know you did it. All entries will be stuck into a hat (actually, I'll probably use a web-based randomizing tool, but if it was a real life party, I'd probably use a hat, so we'll go with that for the imagery of it) that I will draw from at random times throughout the day (ie, whenever I think of it and am near my computer to make sure my list of entries is up to date). I will then tweet the winner's name (which will also be automatically be posted on my Facebook page so you can watch for that either way) and that winner gets to pick the prize they would like most from the available prizes. I'll be crossing out the prizes as they are no longer available, as well as adding any more that get donated by anyone that would like to promote their blog or business that way. The winner will then need to email me with the prize they'd like and the address they would like it sent to. Prizes will be awarded in order of valid emails (both prize requested and address included) received, not names drawn, so if you are a winner, but dally about before claiming your prize, you may miss out on the prize you want because a quicker fishie may have snagged that worm! With that in mind, cancel any plans you had for the day and come hang out at the Trailer Park Homestead PAR-TAY!
The party will continue until the beer, er, prizes, I meant to say prizes, run out! Since everything is random, I don't even know how long it will last!