Monday, October 29, 2012

Hearts 4 Hearts Consuelo Giveaway! :D

Hey everyone!!  I'm super excited to offer a fun giveaway, just in time for Christmas. :)  I'm so thankful to finally reach 160 followers (and even topping that with 161!).  So this is a thank you to all of my readers and followers out there. :)

And here's the prize:

A brand new, unopened Hearts 4 Hearts Consuelo doll! :D

Here she is, waiting for her new home!

Consuelo is lovely and does not have purple eye.  

So, here's how the giveaway is going to work:

1.  To enter, please comment on this post with your name or username and email address.  Comment moderation is on, so no one will see your information but me.  

2.  If you are under age 18, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter.  I will have to get your mailing address to send Consuelo to you, and I need to make sure your parent or guardian is okay with that.

3.  The giveaway will be open to entries until SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH.  On Monday, November 12th, I will put all of the entrants' names in a hat and select one winner (without peeking, of course!). ;)  

4.  I will notify the winner via email on that same day.  The winner will have 1 week to respond to the email with their mailing address.  If I have not heard from the winner by Monday, November 19th, a new winner will be selected.

5.  I'm sorry, but I cannot do International shipping at this time, so this contest is only open to those in the United States.

I'd like to try something new this time around to give everyone an opportunity to have more than one entry.  If it ends up being totally crazy, I may never do it again, but I thought it was worth a shot at least once. ;)  So, here goes.  For extra entries you may:

1.  Follow this blog or my other two blogs (Jane Austen and Unicorns and Belle's Bulletins).  If you're already a follower of my blogs and are entering the giveaway, please let me know in a comment.  Current followers can get extra entries, too. :)  Just be sure you let me know in the comments...with 161 followers, I might miss your extra entry if you don't let me know. ;)  (one entry per follow...so if you follow all 3 of my blogs, you get 3 extra entries).

2.  Do a post about my giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post. (two entries for a post)

3.  Add my Consuelo Giveaway blog button to your blog (you'll find it at the very top of my sidebar shortly after this post is published). (one entry)

4.  Comment on this post and tell me what you enjoy the most about this blog or what you would like to see me change or add (nicely, please!). ;)  I'd like to get some feedback from all of you.  One of these comments per person, please.  (1 entry)

UPDATE (10/31/12):  I will also give an extra entry for a shout out on any other social media, such as Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, or whatever...just let me know in the comments.  I'm not a part of any of those, so I didn't think about it. :}

If you follow my blogs, do a post, or add my button for extra entries, please comment on this post and let me know so I'm sure to get all of your extra entries in! :)

I hope all that was clear.  If you have any questions, feel free to comment and ask them, or contact me via email at nevergrowup.beastsbelle@gmail.com.  

Have fun entering, everyone!! I can't wait to see who wins. :D

57 comments:

Kath said...

I posted on my blog about your giveaway!

Madeline said...

I'd like to to change: get the word verification off. If you keep the comments on moderation, it doesn't really matter if you have that or not. It just makes it easier for the comment-ers. :)
I like about this blog: I think you write beautifully, and I like that you don't substitute ''tho'' for ''though'' or any of the other cheats. Those annoy me. :)

AGMarket ;) said...

Followng Tesss blog. :)

What could be changed: It takes awile to post a comment, I would comment more if not for the word thing. ;) But for safety, I totally understand.

I LOVE the way you descibe things, sometimes I find myself grinning or laughing!

Madison said...

What I enjoy most about this blog is your always making me laugh and grin with the way you describe things so easily ^^ The only thing I think that could possibly make this blog possibly better than it already is may be more photostories, funny exciting ones that are fun to make. Just a suggestion, I don't mind if you don't want to ^^ I entered above! Hope I win!! Good luck to everyone! ^^

beastsbelle said...

Thanks for all of the entries and input, everyone! :)

It sounds like the majority of you are wishing that I'd take off word verification. I understand what you mean, especially since Blogger has started using photos of numbers...half the time I can't tell what the numbers are!

I want to keep comment moderation on so that I have some control over what is posted on my blog. I didn't realize I could still use comment moderation without the word verification.

So, since I do have moderation on, your wishes have been granted. Word verification is officially off of all three blogs. If it becomes a problem with automated spammy comments, I may have to use it again in the future, but for now, enjoy commenting with less hassle. ;)

Abilene Lilac said...

I follow your blog.

I so appreciate getting your opinions on doll reviews, and on movies. Your posts are so inspiring, and it's great to have a blog where I can look and know I will never find any objectionable content. Thanks for all you do, including this giveaway!
-Abilene Lilac

Kassidy Jacobs said...

Sorry about my last comment :P I accidently hit post before I was done :P

Hi! My name is Kassidy! My mom said it's okay for me to enter your amazing giveaway!

I love everything about your blog! I love how you really take your time and write nice posts. I don't think there is anything to be changed!

~Kassidy~

Kassidy Jacobs said...

Also, I follow all three of your blogs! I really like Jane Austen and Unicorns! I hope you keep blogging! You do a great job at it! :)

~Kassidy~

Kassidy Jacobs said...

I made a post about it on my blog! :D

Kassidy Jacobs said...

I put the button on my blog!

Thanks again so much for doing this, good luck everyone!!

Michele said...

I have been reading the diary stories of the Heart for Heart Girls to my children and so far Consuelo is our favorite! What an exciting giveaway :) .

My favorite thing about your blog is your writing. You like so many of the things I do, and it is so nice to find such a kindred spirit.

The least thing would be the word verification, which is already off.

I followed all three of your blogs. I've never followed a blog before, but it was a lot easier than I thought it would be!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Godsgirl6153 said...

I am following all 3 of your blogs. :)

I just want to say how I love reading your blog. I love the reviews of your new dolls and seeing all the great finds you get from thrift stores!

Thanks!

Jessie said...

I follow all three of your blogs! Just wondering, does each entry have to be in a separate comment?

Jessie said...

Blogged about it here: http://americangirlphotographer.blogspot.com/2012/10/beastsbelles-giveaway-youll-really-want.html (:

Jessie said...

I love how you never fail to add photos to your posts; something I have trouble doing....

I really don't have any complaints! The word verification wasn't really a problem for me... I have it myself and it filters a lot. (:

Jessie said...

I added your button to my blog. (:

Emma Kate said...

I follow all 3 of your blogs :) (as Emma Wright)

Emma Kate said...

blogged about it!

http://emmaisrandom.blogspot.com/2012/10/giveaway.html

Emma Kate said...

I added the button :)

http://emmaisrandom.blogspot.com/

Emma Kate said...

I love: The pictures. I LOVE pictures of any kind ;)

I was going to say that I would make there no word verification, but looks like you already did that! ;)

Emma Kate said...

Hey, I don't know if I will get any extra entries for it, but I pinned about the giveaway :)

http://pinterest.com/pin/294211788126447712/

beastsbelle said...

Hi Emma Kate. Sure, I'll give you an extra entry for Pinterest. :)

beastsbelle said...

Hi Jessie. :) Each entry doesn't have to be in a separate comment, but if you separate your comment with your email address from the others, then I can publish some of them. :) Either way is fine, though.

Madeline said...

I pinned it. :)

http://pinterest.com/pin/91338698663960058/

Kassidy Jacobs said...

I pinned it on Pinterest! :D


http://pinterest.com/pin/308144799473634157/

You are amazingly nice for doing this giveaway!

Good luck everyone! ;)

Emma Kate said...

Beastsbelle- Thanks!!

beastsbelle said...

You're welcome. :)

Meghan Rebecca said...

What I like most about your blog is simply the fact that you always give your Christian perspective on EVERYTHING..!!!! It is so refreshing..! =)
Thank you so much!

Jenny said...

You don't need to add me to the giveaway, as we don't need the doll. (She is gorgeous though!) I just wanted to comment what I like about your site.

I LOVE all the doll reviews! You have it all so neatly organized under different tabs. I can simply click on the tab I want, choose the doll I want to read about and I'm there! I have referred back to your reviews more times than you know as I have chosen dolls for my girls' Christmas gifts.

One other thing. This isn't just a blog. Believe me, I have written mile-long emails with a gazillion questions to this woman and she has always replied with lots of answers and extra information. Can't beat that! Keep up the good work!

Jessie said...

Pinned it! (:

https://pinterest.com/pin/530721137307561834/

Pink Sky said...

Hi there, I came across your blog while looking for information on the BFC Ink dolls, and have been looking and entries here an there - I love the voice of your blog (honest!) and the hair tutorial you did for Tall Rapunzel's hair. I did not know you had two other blogs so I will have to check them out. Thank you for sharing your reviews and doll care and about how to find clothes that fit from other brands. :) And most of all for keeping it fun!

beastsbelle said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm really enjoying all of the feedback. :)

Jenny, I've enjoyed our email conversations. :) Thanks for the comment.

Oh, and Susan, I got your daughter's entry, just to let you know. :)

Linda said...

My FAVORITE things on this blog, so far, have been the GORGEOUS photos & reviews of some of my FAVORITE doll lines - "Karito Kids", "Hearts 4 Hearts Girls", "BFC Ink" & "Journey Girls"! If you ever find something within the baby & toddler doll lines that appeals to you, worth blogging about, I would enjoy that, too!

Linda

Linda said...

Rather than GOOGLE for EACH new installment of "Never Grow Up" blogspot, I've just figured out HOW to subcribe! So now I'll receive each new installment in my email ASAP!

Linda

beastsbelle said...

Hi Linda! :) Nice to hear from you again.

Thanks so much for all of the entries, comments, and suggestions, everyone. Since several of you left your suggestions in the same comment as your email addresses, I thought I'd just share some of the ideas here.

One reader enjoyed seeing my Barbie doll collection and would like to see more reviews of Barbie and her family.

Another reader collects Asian dolls and was hoping to see some reviews on them.

Another reader enjoyed my Karito Kids "Elena" (aka Pita) review.

Someone else enjoyed the BFC Ink photos and reviews.

And my last comment was from a reader who hoped to see some reviews of the Magic Attic, Anne Estelle, and Helen Kish lines. (Unfortunately, as you mentioned, these ones are a bit pricier and not quite within the budget at this season of my life...so you may have to wait a while for these!) ;)

Keep the comments coming, everyone! It's nice to hear what you're enjoying and what else you'd like to see. :)

Linda said...

A little while ago, I asked my cousin to post a "link" to your contest on H4H Girl's "Facebook" page.

Linda

Linda said...

I just posted a "link" to your contest in my "Hearts4HeartsGirls" Yahoo group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hearts4HeartsGirlsDolls

fran stur said...

I enjoy your posts on FB with the ideas for things to do with the dolls. Its a nice addition and contrast to the commercial sites.

Karen Gass said...

I just today found your blog through one of the yahoo doll groups, and am loving it :) I'm now following your blog and I'm sure it will be an enjoyable picture. The doll you're giving away is very beautiful - I'm sure she'd love to live at my house :) Karen

Linda said...

I see that you have photos posted in your "Flickr" account, which also happens to be social media.
So, why not post a "link" to this contest underneath the 1st photo in your "Hearts 4 Hearts" set?

I just posted this "link" to the "Flickr" group for the "Hearts 4 Hearts" dolls:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1533636@N24/discuss

I believe in order to see ALL the photos, you need to click onto "pool".

Also, finished posting this "link" to SEVERAL of the other "Yahoo" doll groups that I belong to. Lost count of how many, but hope it won't be too over whelming for you!

Carol said...

I am now following Belle's Bulletins - yay!!

Carol said...

I am now following your blog Jane Austen & Unicorns -- thanks for the contest.

beastsbelle said...

Hi Fran. Thanks for the complement, although I'm wondering if you have me confused with someone else, as I don't actually have a Facebook account. :}

Linda, thanks for the tip...I'll see what I can do about my flickr pics. I did add a pic of the Consuelo I'm giving away and have a direct link to the giveaway post there, so I might just stick with that for now. I'm getting a great response to the giveaway as it is. :)

Thanks again to everyone! So far, there are 31 people who have entered, but 109 total entries thanks to all of the extras. :D

sande cross said...

i received a link to your contest on my marley wentworth group, and discovered your blog! I'm looking forward most of all to visiting your belle blog!!

i'd love to enter your consuela contest; never have heard of these dolls before!

thanks! love and prayers, sande

sasha styles said...

I love these doll bought 2 last yr buy felt too broke afterwards so returned them !! I`m going to start following your blogs and share with my doll club groups via facebook :)

Lorraine said...

Wow! I just found your blog this morning. I am so high on dolls right now that I probably will not get anything done today. I need to spend some quality time with my dolls for the next few hours.

beastsbelle said...

Welcome to the newbies! :D Sasha and Sande, if you could post another comment with your email addresses, that would be great. I won't publish them, but then I'll be able to contact you if you win the drawing. Thanks1 :)

Linda said...

As of yet, I haven't started to receive the installments of "Never Grow Up" blogspot in my email. However, I did discover that I AM a FOLLOWER of the blog (according to this site). Today, I also subcribed to "Tess & Maggie's Blog"
& "Belle's Bulletins", and then clicked something that offered subscriptions. So, HOPEFULLY, that will help and I'll start receiving them in my mail. Also, posted the "link" to this contest, to a few "Flicker" doll groups -
"Baby Face", "Liv", "Asian Dolls",
etc. Hopefully, that'll attract a few more followers!

Linda

beastsbelle said...

Sorry you're still not getting emails with my new posts, Linda. :( I'm not sure what the deal is on that. I'll give you some extra entries for following my other blogs and for all of your links. :)

beastsbelle said...

Eileen, you did already enter...just thought I'd let you know. :)

Kara said...

I follow u on this blog :)

Kara said...

http://savedbygrace7.blogspot.com/ (I put the giveaway button on my blog)

Kara said...

I love your blog! The design in awesome. :)

Kara said...

I posted about your giveaway on Pinterest. :) http://pinterest.com/teen4him/i-like/

beastsbelle said...

Hi Molly. I got your entries...thanks! :)

sweetharmony said...

You r welcome, and thank you!

Quinlyn said...

My favorite thing about your blog is how whimsical it is. Disney is great and it's neat how you like it and dolls so much! :D