Friday, July 15, 2011

Welcome to the Summer Block Party!

Happy Summer! I hope that you and your loved ones have been making the most of this wonderful time of year, enjoying the extra day light and (hopefully) a vacation or two. As some of you know, my family and I are packing and preparing to move into a new house next week, so this has definitely been a unique and overwhelming summer for us so far.

Since this can be a pretty quiet time of year here in the blogosphere, some fellow bloggers and I are celebrating summer by throwing a virtual block party! Parties are always fun with gifts (especially when they are free), so we decided to have a giveaway with lots of prizes and lots of chances to enter. I am so excited to be co-hosting my first giveaway here on One of a Kind Reviews! I teamed up with five other bloggers and AboutOne (you can read my review about their web service here) to bring you:

So pull up a lounge chair, grab an icy cold one and join our block party!


5 winners: will receive a one year subscription to AboutOne
1 winner: $25 Gift Card to complements of AboutOne
1 winner: awesome custom blog bling button from Plaid House Designs
1 winner: one dozen delicious cookies from Frank's Big Ones Bakery 
1 winner: adorable custom embroidered birthday shirt from Little Star Shop
1 winner: beautiful custom necklace from I'm Not THAT Pregnant

Please Note: This giveaway is open to US residents only and you must provide a valid e-mail address.


• MANDATORY ENTRY: Check out AboutOne's site and leave a comment telling me what feature looks the most interesting to you. Note: You can only get credit for this entry on one of the six Summer Block Party Neighbor Blogs.

• Follow me in one of three ways: follow me on Google Friend Connect (see the right side bars of both of my blogs) or subscribe to my feed for my review blog One of a Kind Reviews, my main blog Four of a Kind and/or my follow Twitter account @FourofaKind2009 and leave a comment to that effect. Note: Though I would love for you to follow both of my blogs and my Twitter account, I can only give you one "bonus entry" here, regardless of which/how many you choose to follow.

• Check out my main blog Four of a Kind. Read one or more blog entries there and choose one to comment on. Then come back here and leave a comment with a link to the blog entry that you chose and tell me why that one caught your attention to read/comment on. Note: I would love for you to read and comment on as many of my blog entries as you like, but I can only give you credit for doing so one time here.

• Sign up for AboutOne's totally free trial by clicking here and leave two comments letting me know you signed up (the two comments will make it easier for us administratively at the end of this giveaway). Note: You can only get credit for this entry on one of the six Summer Block Party Neighbor Blogs.

Now let's get this party started!! After you enter as many times as you are eligible/choose to here on my blog, you can go visit one (or all) of my neighbors co-hosting this block party for more chances to win one of these fabulous prizes (you can click on the blog buttons below to go directly to the other Summer Block Party Neighbor Blogs):

Are You Listening?Dragondreamer’s Liar

I’m Not THAT PregnantHere We Go Again

One of a Kind ReviewsThe Smartness

There are TEN more ways to enter! Check out one or more of the other Summer Block Party Neighbor Blogs and find out how!

This giveaway ends on Sunday, July 31, so be sure to party hop to and from as many of the other blogs co-hosting this event with AboutOne between now and then to increase your chances of winning!

Good luck, have fun and I hope you enjoy getting to know all the wonderful ways you can use AboutOne to organize your life and family, as I have been finding out this summer!

Disclaimer: This contest is sponsored by AboutOne and the participating bloggers. All participating bloggers were given a free one year service but all opinions in their posts are their own. 


  1. AboutOne looks like a great service. I like the "Shareables" feature best especially the ability to print babysitter instructions and health histories.

    I also love this new review blog, Kathy--especially the play on words with "One of a Kind Reviews" branched off from your "Four of Kind" main blog. Very clever! :)

  2. I am a big fan of the Home Maintenance part of AboutOne! I plan on using the Babysitter instructions print off next weekend, too!

  3. i signed up for this on jen's blog! great idea. this programs is fantastic!

  4. i follow on Twitter and google reader. i just added this new blog to my feeds

  5. I follow your main blog on my Google Reader!

  6. I left my AboutOne comment on Kym's blog.

    I just subscribed to your review blog on my Reader.


    I commented on that post because I know I will get a similar question from my twins someday. I already get it from random strangers all the time.