Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pioneer Day Giveaway!!!

Do you know that today is a holiday in Utah???
It is!!! It's a day of fireworks, bbq's, and the banks are closed:)




On this day in 1847, Brigham Young led the first group of pioneers into
the Salt Lake valley, and he said "This is the place!"



Did you know this fun Utah fact?

"Jell-O has often been associated with Mormon culture. Kraft’s sales figures from 1997 show that Salt Lake City residents consume more Jell-O than anywhere else in the U.S."

(straight from the jello facts web site)

I heard somewhere that we eat the most green jell-o too!!!
We even have been known to put shredded carrots in it... ew. 



 We also talk funny....
I used to live in a town called American Fork....
Old timers call it American Fawrk.
We also have a habit of leaving out the T sound in some words, like mountain.... it sounds more like m-ow-ain.

AND we have fry sauce. Those of you who don't have it,
you have my sincere pity, lol. It is miraculous stuff.

Utah is a beautiful place, and I am so grateful to live here. It's also full of talented people, and I'm so blessed to call a lot of them my friends!

In honor of this fabulous day, some of my best Utah friends and I have come up with a made in Utah giveaway!!!



It's really true!
Wait till you see all these goodies!

Ready?????
WOOT WOOT!

























But wait!!!! There's more!!!!!!

Have you heard about Younique Mascara?
It's made in Utah!
And you could win it!!!!

And what about 
Jamberry Nails?

Yup..... made in Utah!
You could win a sheet of
RED GLITTER
nail wraps!!! 

And Taffy Town salt water taffy?

Made in Utah....

The Bath Lady handmade soap?

Yep, that too! 
Made in Utah!

And what about this necklace?

Yeah... Made by me....
In Utah!!!!

And it could ALL be yours!!!!

Now we all know that everything good requires some work right?
Right!

We all have chosen some thing for you to follow...
Click on the links below and they will take you directly to them all!

It's a pretty long list.... get ready to do the work my friends!
ALL LINKS MUST BE FOLLOWED to win.

Mr. Hughes

Natalie Crockett

Rachelle Smith

Liesel Connor

Lindsey Erikson

Krystal Plott

Emily Stephenson

Bethany Gardener

Kathy Crane

Sheree Peterson

Fredia Shumway

Christy Howe

Rachel Probst

Jacquie Ekert

Lory Evans

Becca Anderton


Mindy

Melissa Green

Me

AND
Leave a comment on this post please :)

Whew! You did it!
Congratulations!

You are entered to win the Made In Utah 
prizes :)

The winner will be chosen at random
on Saturday, July 26, 2014!!!!

Good luck everyone :) 
xox






170 comments :

Paula Shaw said...

Hi Nikki, what an exciting giveaway to be hosting. I would love, love to be the winner - you will hear me shout from Aus.
Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

Jill Hatcher said...

Wow! What a giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

SARA FRAMPTON said...

That was a lot of clicking, but I followed, like, or friended everyone! I hope I win :)
Sara
Frampton's FUNdamentals

Amy Alvis said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gina Peters said...

Thanks for hosting this fantastic giveaway! I did my liking and following! ;)

Shelby - First Time Firstie said...

Yay! Thanks for such a great giveaway. The link for Bethany Gardener's blog didn't work so I wasn't able to follow it. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Shelby
First Time Firstie

Krystal said...

Here's Bethany's link:
http://shipshapefirstgrade.blogspot.com/

Nikki said...

Bethany's link is all fixed :) xox

Carrie Ogulnick said...

Thank you for this chance to win so many amazing products!!

Melissa said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway! All is completed!

Angela Nerby said...

Happy Pioneer Day, Utah!! Thanks for putting together this AMAZING giveaway!

Angela :)
Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

Rachel Wille said...

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win.

Sue Johnson said...

WoW! Utah ROCKS! Who knew?? Lol! Thanks for the chance to win all these great prizes!

Second Grade is Out of This World! said...

WoW! This is quite the giveaway! I've got my fingers crossed! Thanks!
Hilary
Second Grade is Out of This World!

Julie Davis said...

Such an amazing giveaway!!! I believe I clicked everything. Fingers crossed!!!
Julie
DDgirl4ever@yahoo.com

Shannon Kochie said...

What an awesome giveaway!! I couldn't agree more about fry sauce!!!! ;) Would love to win...thanks for the great opportunity!

Ms.Hamm said...

What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for sharing and providing me with new people to follow! Good Luck to everyone!

Hugs,
Lynda
Ms. Hamm's First Grade Funland

C Hath said...

What a fun giveaway with so many amazing prizes! Thank you, and happy birthday Utah!!

Mrs. 3rd Grade 

Melissa Cloud said...

Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks so much for hosting this awesome giveaway and sharing about Utah! I didn't know the jello fact! Hope you have a fabulous Pioneer day! XO

A Teaspoon of Teaching
ateaspoonofthird@aol.com

Libby Dryfuse said...

This is an awesome giveaway!! Thank you for doing this! I just liked and followed everyone one your list! It's always exciting finding new teachers to follow with great ideas and products!!

Mrs. A said...

Wow who knew so many cool things and people come from Utah! This is a great giveaway!! Thanks so much for doing this.

Jana said...

This is awesome! I get a chance to win some goodies AND I made some new teacher "friends." My fingers are crossed. Janabanana1382@yahoo.com

Ms. O said...

Born in UT so Happy Pioneer Day! Only lived there a couple years (and again in college ... RISE AND SHOUT the COUGARS ARE OUT) but anyway.
Thanks for the fun giveaway opportunity!

Mrs. Mathis' Homeroom said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for hosting this and for allowing me to follow a lot of new bloggers, FB pages and TpT stores! What a bunch of creative people! :)

Stacy Parker said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win these amazing products! All of you are so thoughtful with your giveaways & are truly helpful to teachers like me who are looking for ways to be innovative in our classrooms. :)

Bright Concepts 4 Teachers said...

Happy birthday, Utah! Thanks for hosting an amazing giveaway, Nikki!
-Jaime

Susan K. said...

Amazing giveaway! I guess I'm not the only busy bee! Enjoy your holiday!

Breanne Simons said...

What an awesome giveaway from fabulous creators! :) Thank you!

Breanne
breannesimons@gmail.com

Lisa Marshall said...

This is an awesome giveaway!! lmarshall1389@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

This is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for organizing it! eestephaniee@sbcglobal.net

Petria Boutin said...

Wow! Talk about a new mommy's dream for her classroom! This is truly amazing, thank you so much for the opportunity! Petria.boutin@gmail.com

Kirsten Flores said...

Yay for Utah and all of cool people in it!

jstef said...

Awesome! What a great giveaway! Thanks!

Leah Meiser said...

This is a fantastic giveaway! Thank you so much!

Jennifer Koenemann said...

Whew! Done clicking! What a neat giveaway! Thanks so much!

Dee said...

I followed & liked everyone! Thanks for the great giveaway!


overthemoonbow.owner@gmail.com



Dee:)

KinderKapers said...

Utah is a beautiful place!! I love to come and visit.....and I would love to win this proze.

Terri
KinderKapers

Kelly T. said...

Wow this is awesome!! I know I found several cool new blogs to follow!! Congrats, Utah!

Carol Polston said...

Oh my goodness- what a fabulous give away! I followed all above! Fingers crossed :-) Carol Polston cpolston3@yahoo.com

Karen F. said...

Awesome giveaway!!! fingers are soo crossed!! Utah is definitely a beautiful State :-)
Karen
tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

Kelly T. said...

Oh and I forgot - kellyt1204@gmail.com
**fingers crossed!!**

Lisa R. said...

What an amazing giveaway! I just followed everybody! Fingers crossed!! :)
Lisa
fsuteach81@yahoo.com

Erica said...

This is such an awesome giveaway! I love how the teachers in your state came together to help. :-) I wish I knew more KY teachers. :-)

Erica
Growing Little Minds

butler.erica@gmail.com

Jennifer Kime said...

What an amazing giveaway!! I found several new blogs/TPT stores that I love. Thanks for the opportunity :0) rjkime@juno.com

Allison McCutcheon said...

Great giveaway! Liked and followed all :-)
Happy Pioneer Day !

Alliemccutch@me.com

Mrs. Burgen said...

WOW! This giveaway is stacked with awesomeness! I didn't you lived in American Fawk! I'm your neighbour to the north in Southern Idaho! Happy Pioneer Day!
heather.burgen@gmail.com

Melissa, Dilly Dabbles said...

My FB follow link should be: https://www.facebook.com/DillyDabbles for entry. Thanks so much Nikki for putting this together. Proud to be a Utahan and call all these creative people friends!

Dalynn Holling said...

Thanks for hosting this! So fun! dalynnholling@gmail.com

Janae said...

What an amazing giveaway by so many fellow Utahns! You are all so talented! Janae.jakins@gmail.com

Marianne Lowe said...

Such an awesome giveaway. Fellow Utahn here. I am going to enjoy a bbq, fireworks, green jello and some baseball.

Christy said...

Hi Nikki! You did an amazing job putting this together! It looks terrific! Thank you! Christy
Christychowe@gmail.com

Martina Granzella Cahill said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! Manx I had fun meeting new people!

rrmoore said...

Amazing giveaway, I would love to be the lucky winner on this one!! Thanks for the opportunity. rrm444@gmail.com

Ms. Au Lait said...

Awesome giveaway! I had no idea about all of those Utah products :) Jennifer Fisher

Patti Katzman said...

I was raised in Utah! Oh, how I miss waking up to Mt. Timpanogos. Love this giveaway! Hope I'm the lucky recipient.

Kimberly Obenauer said...

What a giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Silveeyah said...

Awesome giveaway! drksjtr@gmail.com

Cindy said...

AWESOME giveaway!! I completed all the tasks!! Fingers are crossed! :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Ramblings of a Happy Teacher said...

What a great giveaway! I love discovering new bloggers to follow! Thanks!! :)

Ramblings of a Happy Teacher said...

What a great giveaway! I love discovering new bloggers to follow! Thanks!! :)

Comincioli said...

What an amazing giveaway!! Happy birthday Utah!!! Green jello is my favorite too, but I'm not quite sure about the carrots in it. Sounds interesting :)

Carrie
Table Talk with C & C
The Collaboration Connection

Allison Cummings said...

What an awesome giveaway! Love all the new Facebook pages, blogs, and tpt stores to follow!

Allison Cummings
www.a1stgradeteacher.com

joyfulee24 said...

Awesome giveaway!!! I hope I can win!!

Amber O. said...

Okay, I knew about you, Natalie, Rachelle, and Lyndsey...but I had no idea that so many other cool bloggers and Sellers on TpT were from Utah! What a cool collaboration!! Thanks so much for introducing me to all these fab people, Nikki:) Triple crossing my fingers (if that's possible).
SweetSchoolMoments

PreciousJewel SGR said...

WOW!!!!!!! This is SWEET!!!!!!! Thank you. sigmajewel1991@gmail.com

Sandy said...

Happy Pioneer Day Nikki! This is an amazing giveaway!!!!!!! I've got my fingers crossed! :) Thank you!

Tonya Lambert said...

Hi Nikki! I've never been to Utah, but these wonderful Utah products would help me experience your beautiful state. Pick me, pick me! I want to "travel" to your mountains!

Jessica Bollman said...

So excited!! So thankful to your generosity!! Crossing my fingers and toes!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great giveaway. I've visited and likes/followed everyone. I hope you're having a fun Pioneer Day.

tkirmer said...

Great giveaway and some awesome new TPT sites to explore as well as blogs and facebook pages to read. Thank you

Elizabeth Bernal said...

I would love to win!!!!!

L Moore said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to win and Happy Pioneer Days! This is really awesome! Good luck, everyone!

Charlene Sequeira said...

Wow! Thanks for the history lesson and the opportunity to enter this incredible giveaway. Enjoy the celebrations!

Charlene/Diamond Mom
Diamond Mom's Treasury

Sally K said...

Hope I didn't miss anyone. I was pleasantly surprised to see I was already following many of you. Thanks from Florida, Utah!

Lorraine Vasquez said...

WOW! What a fantastic giveaway and history lesson! :)
I am crossing my fingers!
~Lorraine
Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies 
Visit my Facebook page

Anchored In 3rd Grade said...

WOOHOO! this IS a fabulous giveaway! Can't wait to win! ;)
Carrie
anchored in 3rd grade

Sharon Roknich said...

Cool giveaway and I learned something...not bad for a lazy day at home...thanks for the giveaway!! :)

Caitlin Orsborne said...

What a huge giveaway!! I am so glad I found some new bloggers to check out though!!

Caitlin
Learning Ahoy!

PAWSitively Teaching said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such an amazing giveaway! It would be a true blessing to win! Love your site and all you do...thanks for sharing your talents with the world!

Lisa
PAWSitively Teaching

Tiffany Ford said...

Happy Pioneer Day, fellow Utahan!

ReddishAnn said...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS AWESOME!! Here's hoping that I can be so lucky!

Thank you,
ReddishAnn
The ReddishBrown Crayon

Leslie said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I love all of these teacher's ideas!

Renee said...

I'm just worried I missed someone! It was hard b/c the name on the list didn't always match the name on the site. I got confused a bit, I've never followed a blog before! Ha! I'm willing, but still learning, I guess.... Thanks!

Melissa M. said...

This is an awesome giveaway!! I absolutely love your graphics & I'm excited to have found some great new blogs/TPT sellers to follow. :)

Kinderglynn said...

Wow, that was a lot of work, but in the process, I saw some new and exciting blogs and TPT stores I did not know about. Happy Utah Day! LOL
Donna
Kinderglynn

Melissa M said...

I completed all the tasks! Thanks for an awesome giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :)
~Melissa
Teacher Treasure Hunter

Sandra Jude said...

Fantastic giveaway!! Love your work and would love to win some!! Thanks for the chance!!

Markisha said...

Awesome giveaway. I want to win!!!

Mallory Pickens said...

Totally worth all the clicking, liking, and following! What a great give away! :)

Katie Lisen said...

What an awesome giveaway!!

Sara Prue said...

I WANT TO WIN!!!
I have followed all under Mrs. P's Special Education Classroom

Erin Reder said...

Awesome giveaway!! Thank you for giving away so many amazing prizes! And, happy Pioneer Day!

Darleen Dufour said...

So many amazing bloggers and prizes in one spot! I can't wait to go and check out all the terrific TpT stores!!!!! Hope I win!!!!
Darleen
Third Grade Love

Cula said...

Wow, what an amazing giveaway. The TPT credit would definitely help this homeschooling mama out. Curriculum can be so expensive. Thanks for the chance to win.

arno217 said...

I think that is the best give=away ever! Nice!!

EMILY BROWN said...

What a great giveaway!
I've liked and followed all above. Thanks so much for hosting this!

Lori Raines said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I completed all of the tasks!

lraines78@gmail.com

Terra Kubert said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

annie ramos said...

Oh I really, really hope I win!

allison said...

What a great giveaway!

jen said...

What a fun giveaway! There is so much I didn't know about Utah :)

--jen
teachinglife23@gmail.com

My First Grade Happy Place said...

Wow! This is one AMAZING giveaway! I liked and followed all of the above! I sure do hope I win, cause whoever does is one lucky person!!! Thanks again for this great giveaway!

Kyp Mclaren said...

Wow! What a lot of goodies!! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed. :0)

Mary Beth O'Connell said...

WOW! Words cannot describe how amazing it would be to win this contest!

I found SO many new teachers to follow from this blog! I can't wait to look at their blogs and stores to see what would be useful to me!!

Wendy said...

This is amazing Nikki! Thank you!
Wendy

Wendy said...

This is amazing Nikki! Thank you!
Wendy

Terri said...

Hmmm apparently I already liked/followed many of the Utah bloggers. I guess Utah is the place to be :) Thanks for giving us the chance to win an awesome giveaway!
Cheers,
Terri

Kimberly Williams Moss said...

What a fun giveaway! I love Utah and fry sauce and I love all your illustrations! Thanks for the opportunity!

Michele Jackson said...

Great giveaway. Thank you for the awesome opportunity for these prize packs!!
Michele
Jackson In The Middle

Kindercathi said...

Thanks Nikki! This was a good way to find new teacher sites! ESPECIALLY since I am changing grades this year.

Shar W said...

Wow! Lots of new friends I have found today through your giveaway! I love how your state has its own special day :) Good Luck to Everyone who has entered!

Angie Henry said...

Happy Pioneer Day! What an awesome giveaway! ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

Anactualfan said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity! These are some great looking blogs and products:)
Allison
www.playful-in-primary.com

Jay Hales said...

Great giveaway, and some fun info about utah! I love living here!

Shelley W. said...

Thank you so much for this fabulous giveaway! I hope you're enjoying your holiday.

Nicole from Teaching With Style said...

WOW! Such an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the freebies, too! How funny that more Utahans (??) eat green jello! I bet Hawaiians eat the most Spam ;) I follow all of the links in the giveaway and am excited to connect with more awesome teachers and bloggers now!

abettes5985 said...

This is such an awesome giveaway!!!

pelesbuddy said...

That was awesome! Lots of great Utah people! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Laural Wilcox said...

Happy Pioneer Day! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Laural Wilcox said...

Happy Pioneer Day! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Joan said...

WOW! Awesome giveaway. Thank you so much. Happy Pioneer Day.

Jennifer Taylor said...

Wow...what a huge give-away!!! So excited at the chance to win :) I think I hit all the FB pages (many of whom I already followed), blogs, and TpT stores! Can't wait to see the winner!

Katie Smith said...

Wow! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Katie
I Want to be a Super Teacher

Krystal said...

I want to win JUST so I can have my own melonheadz :) thanks for organizing such a fun giveaway! Happy birthday, Utah!

JenniferC said...

Wow! This is amazing! I'm so lucky that I already follow you on Facebook so I could see this awesome opportunity! It was also great to see that I already followed half of the people you linked to on TPT.

Fingers crossed that I win! How exciting!

cindy winkler said...

Fantastic giveaway! Thank you!

WeaslerQuilts said...

What a great giveaway! I have liked and followed everyone. Have a lovely day :)

Mrs. Cornelius said...

I am solo excited about all the goodies!!!Thanks for thinking of all us teachers going back to school!! You knew we would need this!! kcornelius@blountboe.net

Jordan Piacenti said...

Wow! So many great prizes. Thanks for the chance to win.

Christina Oates said...

So many wonderful things come from Utah! Sending some love all the way from Mississippi!

Sarah Robinson said...

Since I was too slow for participating in the giveaway, I thought I'd try for winning it. Yay Utah!

Bren P. said...

Happy Pioneer Day! :) I made sure I was following and liked everyone! What an awesome giveaway!

dbednars said...

Happy Pioneer Day! What an amazing giveaway!

2ndGradeRockStars said...

Happy Pioneer Day! This is such a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.
browny1255@aol.com

Cecile said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. cwhaccent@aol.com

steph said...

Love those Pioneers! (and fry sauce) Fingers crossed!!! s1nykamp@yahoo.com

Karen W. said...

Wow! Thanks and I better get going. And you left us hanging, what is fry sauce .....

Corinna said...

This was fun! I was following so many people already!! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!!

Melanie Morgan said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

tobi :) said...

I am so excited...I want to win this giveaway like no one else!!!!! teach3ky@gmail.com

Jenn Nagle said...

Wow...what an amazing opportunity to see how many more talented and wonderful teachers are out there. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. This would be great to win!!!

Bobbi said...

What a great giveaway! Happy Pioneer Day!!

Bobbi
Bitty Bilinguals

Amy M said...

What an amazing giveaway! Thank you :)

Heather said...

Happy Pioneer Day!!! What a fabulous giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win.

aclark said...

Liked and followed all! arclark2012@gmail.com

Ashley

Sarah VanNess said...

Amazing Giveaway! Liked and followed all and would love to win!

Charme' said...

Great giveaway! Already a follower of several. Found some new ones to add to my growing list of favorites! :)

Suzy Q said...

Following everyone everywhere. (Not sure about Melissa Green...clicked "follow"...should I have also sent a friend request? Just want to be sure I did everything correctly since I really, really want to win!)

Just to let you know, we eat a lot of jello in Iowa, too. My mom used to put cottage cheese in the green kind. Must be why I haven't eaten jello in ages!

heather said...

Wow, what a list and give away! Hope I win!

Tamera Wilson said...

What a great giveaway!
:)
Tamera

2 SMART Chicks said...

Fantastic give away! Fingers crossed!

Coleen Kelly said...

This is such an amazing giveaway. Thank you for sharing the fun facts and the awesome products and people of Utah. Happy Pioneer Day!

Stephanie Ann at Sparkling in Kindergarten said...

What a fun giveaway! Plus I found a lot of new blogs, TpT stores, and FB's to follow so it's a win-win for me!

Stephanie Ann
s.ann.k1971@gmail.com

kraftykathy said...

Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I want to win yours so badly! Kraftykathy30@yahoo.com

Cherie said...

If I win, you'll hear me shout from Europe!

It Happened One Day in 2nd Grade said...

Thanks for all the new sites! Hope I win!! :)

Mrs. Brown said...

This is great! I am excited to learn about some new sites and people!

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Pspetralia said...

Great things come from Utah!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Would love to win!! :D
Pam
pspetralia@verizon.net

Hannah Welch said...

How fun is that! Wish every state had a holiday like that. Wouldn't that be fun?! I hope y'all had a great day! :)

Olivia King said...

Thanks for the chance to win the giveaways! I am a Utahn and I am excited to follow more Utah blogs!! Thanks!

JJ said...

Wow! What an amazing giveaway! jilljohnson@fcschools.net

Kate said...

This is like the giveaway of all giveaways! And I am happy to have even made it this far, but how cool would it be to do a melonhead of a teacher in african garb. I dream, I know. A simple skirt with a peplum top, glasses, a sparkly necklace and sparkly blue ballet flats would be sufficient. *excitement ensues*
Kate
@teachitkate
Windows Into My Classroom

Caitlin Hynst said...

Awesome giveaway!
caitlin.hynst@gmail.com
Simply Second

Monica Parsons said...

This is a huge giveaway! I love the idea of using your state for prizes! Great idea! Thank you for all of your hard work.

Monica
www.ncteacherchick.blogspot.com

gscribner said...

What a great combination of fun! Thanks!

Ms. Bekah said...

what a fantastic giveaway! i always enjoy your blog and love your melonheadz characters. thanks for a chance!

Rainah Pray said...

Thank you for the opportunity! I must say I LOVE to dip my fries so I need this fry sauce in my life!!! What does it taste like? Also, the fb likes are under my page Fit for Firsties. Thanks again!

SJ Neal said...

WOW! What a wonderful and generous giveaway! I'd love to win the wonderful prizes! Yet, I feel like I've already won because I have been introduced to and am now following new people and new stores. Thanks so much for all you all do to make our days and jobs easier! Good luck to everyone! :) SJ Shari Neal

CountryGirlz Survive said...

All amazing women. Talented! Love this give away and the gifts you all share. God bless.

Carol H said...

I hope I'm not too late! That is an amazing prize package you all are sharing! So many fabulous goodies! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Carol
thesupersparklyteacher@gmail.com