Monday, December 12, 2011

Barn Hop #40 ~ The Great Holiday Event!

Welcome everyone! It's finally here... The Great Holiday Barn Hop Event! Woo hoo!! We have an exciting week in store with lots of fabulous give-aways from some amazing sponsors. AND we have two special drawings: one for the best dressed homestead and the other for those of you who do not have a blog and want to get in the drawing for the Tara Frey book Blogging For Bliss! Let's get started, shall we?

Give-Away Sponsors

A huge THANK YOU is in order to some wonderful people who helped make this week happen... our lovely sponsors and a list of prizes they've donated (and be sure to note the discounts being offered as well!):

Rick & Kimberlee of Anderson Family Farms8 oz. Goat Milk Lotion (Scent of winner’s choice)
Brad Stieg of Tattler Canning Lids – 2 dozen lids

Jill Wright of Lilla Rose - $15 gift certificate
Kate Tjete of Modern Alternative Mama – 4 ebooks

Joan Strohn of Momo's Retro Fashionsapron of winner’s choice
Wardeh Harmon of GNOWFGLINS – eBook or free month’s subscription

Daniel & Abby Jo of Forgotten Way Farms – washer plunger
     * Daniel & Abby Jo are offering a $5-20 discount on their drying racks for orders placed before January 1 (and shipping is included!). All orders placed by then will be in a drawing for an $25 gift certificate on future merchandise from Forgotten Way Farms.
Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship – Everything Beans eBook
     *Katie is offering a 25% discount to Homestead Barn Hop readers through Dec. 19th for all her eBooks! Just use code HOMESTEAD25!

Anne Voskamp's book - One Thousand Gifts
Chaya & Wilson of Pantry Paratus – counter top composter
     *Chaya is offering $10 off any $60 order through Dec. 30th to Homestead Revival readers! Just use code HR10!

Ashlyn Perkins of Print Candee$15 gift certificate
Karen of Hometown Seeds – Emergency Suvivial Seeds Packet

Lauren of Emergency EssentialsThree Day Lite-Emergency Kit
UPDATE: Back Yard Food Production - To be announced!

• For the Best Dressed Homestead...

Rod Carpenter of Franklin Springs - Homestead Blessing "Household Skills Collection" DVDs

• For the No Blog Drawing...

Tara Frey's Blogging For Bliss!

I'd like to encourage you to visit our gracious sponsors who have donated these wonderful prizes! Each of them has a great selection of quality items that would make awesome gifts for family or friends. We have gotten to know these individuals throughout the year and they are quality people who are working very hard in a very tough economy. This is another way we can support the homesteading community!

Rules of the Event

With so much going on this week, I want to make sure everyone understands the rules so there isn't a misunderstanding (which would put a damper on the party - and we don't want that!).

• To enter the Daily Drawings, you must link up your blog (one time, please) on the Great Holiday Barn Hop between Dec. 12th and midnight Dec. 18th using the linky below. Blog posts should be holiday relatedWe encourage you to be festive and talk about something pertaining to the holidays. The limit is only your imagination! Family traditions, hunting the perfect Christmas tree, favorite holiday foods, animal care while on holiday vacations, etc. Please keep all photos and posts "Rated G" for all audiences. (Thank you very much! If in doubt,  please don't post it.)

• A drawing will be held each day at 5:00 p.m. PST for one to two items. You can view the daily winner(s) on one of our facebook pages. A complete list of winners will be published on Monday, Dec. 19th on the regular Homestead Barn Hop. The sooner you link up, the more chances you have to win an item! 

• To enter the Best Dressed Homestead, link up a post and include a * or before the title. For example:
• Lighting Up the Coop!
* Deck the Barn with Boughs of Holly
• House Tour - A Christmas Wonderland

• Best Dressed Homestead entries will be judged by the Homestead Hostesses and a winner will be selected. (This entry is separate from the Daily Drawings, so you could actually link up once for the daily drawings and another for the Best Dressed Homestead. So to further clarify... You may link up a total of two times- one random drawing entry, and an extra entry for best dressed homestead. Any non-holiday related posts will not be accepted this week. Let's keep it festive!)

• To enter the No Blog Drawing, please leave a comment below with your email address. Any entries without contact information will not be included in the drawing. You only need to enter on one of the four blogs (not all four, please!). When leaving your email address, you may leave it in the following format: homesteadrevival at sbcglobal dot net. Participants who have a blog will not be counted.

Add A Button To Your Blog

Don't forget to share this event with others!  We want to enjoy some great homesteads this week! For those participating, we've included a special button for your post or sidebar...

For those who need the html code for this button:
<a href="http://s838.photobucket.com/albums/zz307/amywalker63/?action=view&amp;current=I-Participated--Holiday-Barn-Hop.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz307/amywalker63/I-Participated--Holiday-Barn-Hop.jpg" border="0" alt="Great Holiday Barn Hop"></a>

Join The Barn Hop!

As you're hostesses, we're very excited to have you join us for this fun event! Thank you to all who have made this year so memorable through your comments, blog link ups, emails, and support! So many of you have added our buttons to your blog, mentioned us in your posts, and spread the word through various social media. We're feeling very blessed this Christmas season and we want you to know how grateful we are!

Now let's BARN HOP!


This post was updated on Dec. 12, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. PST.


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