Thursday, September 24, 2009

Darlybird Giveaway



Hello Friends! Get ready to do some shopping. I've got a $150 gift certificate to Darlybird for one lucky winner. You already know Darlybird is the go-to spot when you're looking for an eclectic and charming collection of gifts, homegoods and happy little objects. Where else can you find things like a velvet ruffle purse, a necklace made of wool, and this gorgeous leather bracelet? Plus, Darlybird totally gets that spending has slowed for just about everybody — and they created the bargain-priced Recessionista Collection in response.

Leave a comment to enter. I'll pick a winner on Monday, September 28th. UPDATE: Rachel of Darlybird has generously offered a 20% discount on purchases to Design Mom Readers. Fabulous! Just use the code DESIGNMOM at checkout.


Plus also. Here's a little related blogging history. Darlybird was my very first Giveaway sponsor back in the day. Which is awesome. Here's the (longish) story:


In November of 2006, I hosted my first Giveaway. I had been blogging for 4 months. I was watching my stats and knew I had about 200 readers a day. But I had very few comments. So I conceived of a contest where I would get a company to sponsor a prize and I would have people enter by commenting. I realize this happens all the time on thousands and thousands of blogs today, but at the time, no personal blogs that I knew of had done such a thing. Maybe they'd given away an object from their house as a semi-joke, but that's it. There were no sponsored giveaways except on corporate blogs and sites. And even those were fairly rare. The point being: my little giveaway was the first that I'd seen.


I contacted Darlybird, who I had already posted about earlier, and let the owner, Rachel, know about my plan to encourage comments and promote her shop at the same time. She got on board asap with some great prizes. And I posted the giveaway with much apprehension. Would anyone enter? Would there be cheating? Was this a bad idea?


But it worked! About half my visitors left a comment. It's fun to read them in retrospect. A few were suspicious: Is this a blogroll trick? they asked. Others were delighted with this new concept — GirlconQueso called me the next Oprah. It was amazing. Even more amazing: within the month, personal blogs all over the place adopted the same model — copying and pasting instructions from my blog, or adapting their own. And the giveaway scene was born.


I've been told my Darlybird giveaway was the first sponsored, comment-to-enter giveaway on a personal blog. I have no idea if that's true or not. But it would be interesting to know. At this point, it's hard to even remember blogging before giveaways. : )

Yay for Darlybird and giveaways!

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Update: Congratulations to Nellie! You are the lucky winner. Have a fabulous time shopping at
Darlybird.

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932 Comments:

Blogger Through the Looking Glass said...

Oh good grief, I've NEVER been the first commenter here! That is a sign: You MUST pick me! I love darlybird and her wonderful milk glass cake stand. Here's to #1!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:05:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous kathy said...

Ohhh..cute stuff. Please put my name in the hat.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger l_r_ said...

Yay for giveaways! Darlybird has such lovely stuff. I'm particularly smitten with the felt necklace.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:07:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Nancy said...

I'm early on here which means I probably won't get picked, but count me in anyway!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:08:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ~Kat~ said...

love it: "recessionista" too fun!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:09:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mrs.Garcy said...

Love Darlybird. the earings and the purses are great. Pick me plz! =)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:10:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Cheryl Fowers said...

Love the Darly! When in need of accessories I check there first, she feels like a friend, and cares about her customers! I would love to win this!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:10:00 PM EDT  
Blogger humble cub & sippy cup said...

charming!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:11:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mamma said...

That bracelet has my name all over it!

Heading over there to shop right now!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:11:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Andrea J said...

I could use some darlybird in my life

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Christina said...

I love Darlybird. Love it. My kids love the robot game they have. I love the accessories I've picked up along the way.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jen said...

Love Darlybird! Cutest stuff ever!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:14:00 PM EDT  
Blogger merrill said...

I do want that purse....

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:15:00 PM EDT  
Blogger colleen said...

love darly bird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Bryssy said...

I've been wanting a new, cute purse! Please, pick me!! :-)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger You Are My Fave said...

The whole party section is calling my name.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:17:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Nancy said...

Well, I'm left here with twins in high chairs splattering mac-n-cheese on the dog below, a pot roast begging to eventaully get in the oven, and can't even make into my overly comfortable sensible shoes cause let's face it, today I'm not going anywhere!
Could use a little darlybird to replace my Calgon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:18:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Haley said...

Yay for you and yay for Darlybird.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:18:00 PM EDT  
Blogger -amanda said...

I would love to win!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:18:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Alicia said...

You're making history, Design Mom :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:19:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Ceridwen said...

Cute stuff!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:19:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Heather - Speckled Egg said...

What a cute shop!!!! my girls would LOOOOOVE the sweet little felt cottage purses! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:20:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Katrina said...

Darlybird has the cutest stuff.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:20:00 PM EDT  
Blogger erika said...

thanks for the fun link. i'm loving all of the cute cupcake liners. :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:20:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tricia said...

The "recessionista" line looks lovely; and who wouldn't want to be tagged a "recessionista"? (Said with an Italian accent, of course.)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:20:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Allie said...

Thank you for comment giveaways.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:21:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ellen said...

Design Mom: trendsetter!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:21:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Carrie said...

Cuteness! And I've read on many other blogs where you are credited with the invention of giveaways. I've never won, but some people are most certainly grateful for your invention! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:21:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tara Jane said...

Cool Story. You should be proud. It really is a great feeling to win a prize, I am so glad you thought of the idea!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Carrie Davis said...

Oh, I hope I win!! I love Darlybird. do you know if she's ever going to do another grab bag offering? I got one last year for $15 and it was filled with AWESOME stuff!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Becky said...

Velvet ruffle purse? Too perfect.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Audie said...

I would love to win this!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger shannon said...

Oh, I love everything there!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mychael-Ann said...

What a trend setter you are! You really happened upon a fabulous idea and boy has it taken off. Who doesn't love a giveaway. And the recessionista line? Too clever.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I would love to win some cool Darlybird stuff :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Queen Elizabeth said...

I love Darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:25:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Heather said...

Oh, so great!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:25:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kristen said...

Oh this is a great one!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:26:00 PM EDT  
Blogger cabesh said...

I just adore Darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:26:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a message that said to try again, and I got a message that said I had posted successfully. I'm trying again but hope I'm not double-posting (and hope to win!).

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:26:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hooray for giveaways! Now if only I could win one...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:26:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mary said...

lovely! who doesn't ador darlybird? excellent giveaway!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger kevnjacks said...

Yum - love those colors and I can spend hours browsing her store! Yet another fun store - where do you find these?

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger TheMoncurs said...

I LOVE Darlybird. Great giveaway!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger sarah said...

i would be honored to win this for you! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger MsAmanda said...

Oh I appreciate story behind your giveways!

And I love Darlybird--I look, but I haven't bought yet.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:28:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Karen said...

The items at Darlybird are absolutely lovely. Please enter me in your giveaway (and please, please, pick me!).

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Brianne said...

What a fabulous way that you started doing giveaways on your blog! Thank you for doing this for us readers:) Darlybird has adorable toys for little ones!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger archmom said...

Love it all!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Amy said...

Yipee for Darlybird indeed!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Betty Beguiles said...

I LOVE this site but HATE that I am only now discovering them!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lisa said...

Love the bright colors--just in time for fall!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:30:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jules, James, & Ben said...

Such cute and unique stuff. Love it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Marianne said...

Oh, what a sweet site!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger {april kennedy} said...

oh pick me pick me random.org....I could use a shopping spree at a pretty little store!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Rachel said...

Lovely, just lovely. Cozy friends and hand knit goodies are dancing for joy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Flower Girl said...

Count me in!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger divrchk said...

I love Darlybird! Yay!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mama's Boys said...

This would be a HUGE help in my Christmas shopping. Great stuff!

utahraptors at zookee dot org

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mamamanya said...

Oh how lovely!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Steph said...

First blog giveaway, eh? You trendsetter, you!

Darlybird's style is right up my alley. Pick me! Pick me!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Dana said...

Love their stuff. I will be one happy girl if I win.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Anna M said...

I love darlybird

and your giveaways

nothing short of genius!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lindy said...

I already know what I'd spend the money on! love darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Rachel Orme said...

I just discovered Darlybird not too long ago. Lots of fun things I'd love to have!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:34:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous mommaomalleycat said...

Pick me!! Pick me!! said a la Donkey from Shrek....

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:34:00 PM EDT  
Blogger RooTel said...

Darly, I am your Honey, now give me some Money.LOL

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:34:00 PM EDT  
Blogger the Jenkins Family said...

What a nice story - I loved learning the back story! :) Anyways - would love to win! Who can't use new things? ;)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Monkey Business said...

you are a genius and Darlybird is adorable...pick me.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger edith said...

I would love to be picked! Beautiful shop.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger nettie said...

i love darlybird! great giveaway.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger maid marian said...

I would so LOVE to win this giveaway. It would be wonderful to win this. My birthday is Tuesday! I absolutely heart the silhouette earrings in black and white. Please pick me!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love the darly-goodness! Fingers crossed.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Alicia M said...

I love, love, love their stuff!!! This would be GREAT!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:38:00 PM EDT  
Blogger KT said...

How amazing that you STARTED giveaways. Very cool! And thank you for it! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:38:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Erica said...

It would be so fun to surprise special people in my life with something pretty!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Stef said...

how cool that Darlybird was your first! Such cool things they have for sale.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lisette said...

The bright happy colors, just make my mouth water. I love and "need" it all.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:39:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous alissa said...

cute stuff!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:40:00 PM EDT  
Blogger blondinblue said...

love dalybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:41:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Teresa said...

Thank you for introducing me to darlybird. Very cute stuff!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:41:00 PM EDT  
Blogger The Brooks Family said...

Pick me. They have the cutest stuff ever!!! Thank you for this great giveaway.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Chelsea said...

I'd love to win this!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kelley said...

I've only recently "discovered" Darlybird- I'm late to the party but would love to catch up!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Brooke Rane said...

love it! darlybird always has such cute things!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:43:00 PM EDT  
Blogger That's Ms. Amy to You... said...

Such cute stuff! And I could use something good from the Universe right about now....

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger C. said...

What a great story!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger hjg said...

everything is so fantastic, i hope i win!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:46:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lindsey said...

I'd love to shop this store!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Brittney said...

I love that velvet purse!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Melissa Abby said...

Cute stuff!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:48:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Amy said...

oh wow, this stuff is super CUTE. but i guess it would be if "the next Oprah" shops there! : )

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:49:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Trainer Momma said...

I'm in! Thanks!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:49:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Allison P. said...

Love Darlybird! One could do a whole lot of damage with $150!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:49:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Janay said...

Love, Love, Love darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:50:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Juliana Taylor said...

Wow, I'm a pretty new followers and have never heard of Dalybird. So cute!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:50:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Stephanie Ford said...

I'm in love with pretty much any Darlybird has to offer! I have my fingers crossed!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger julianne said...

Yes, please!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mikelle Auman-Williams said...

Oh, yes!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Laura said...

my wardrobe is begging for a little love from darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Blogful said...

Everyone wants to be like Design Mom. Some day I will win one of your awesome giveaways.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:55:00 PM EDT  
Blogger molly said...

umm yeah! i could spend that with NO problem! la la love darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:55:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kristy said...

Ooh, how exciting!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:55:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Laura said...

Cute stuff!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:55:00 PM EDT  
Blogger annzy said...

Yeah Darlybird ~I in fact first heard about darlybird thanks to a giveaway.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:56:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Putting my name in the hat...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love giveaways!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Holly said...

oh my gosh, i love darlybird!! i've got my fingers crossed - i really want this one!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:58:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mortonfam said...

Ooooh, it's going to be me this time!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 2:59:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Harper + Sunny + Marc said...

I love Darylbird, too. And I love your blog.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jeremiah Burns said...

I love your blog. I think I stop by at least once a day. Thanks for all the great posts and ideas!!!
Kara Burns

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Caroline said...

Design Mom is so smart with her giveaways!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Pick me pretty please!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:00:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you invented this concept so that I have a chance to win something cool.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:01:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow! Pick me!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:01:00 PM EDT  
Blogger kellygraye said...

Love Darlybird. Love Design Mom. Love giveaways. Would love to win.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:04:00 PM EDT  
Blogger lovely lindsay said...

thank heavens for the invention of the giveaway. thank heavens for darlybird. love, lindsay

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:04:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many cute things to choose from. How will I decide? I love darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger the emily said...

How awesome! You're a total trendsetter. I bought a darlybag of surprises last year and was so excited to see what was inside. I'd love to win this so I could choose more fun stuff.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger the dibers said...

what a treat!!! this is one of your best giveaways yet- thank you!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:06:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Sarah R. said...

This is the funnest site for gift ideas!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:06:00 PM EDT  
Blogger kate said...

love their stuff!! pick me!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:07:00 PM EDT  
Blogger BrudFam said...

Love Darlybird! Such lovely goodies...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:07:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Amy said...

i love!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:07:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pick me please.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:08:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Shauna said...

Thank you for being the Brains behind the sponsored giveaways! They are oh so fun!
Hooray for Darlybird!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:08:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tracy said...

Hooray! I love Darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:09:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

That is so cool that you had one of the first (if not the first) blog giveaway ever!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:10:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mama C said...

I would love to win- what a fun start to fall!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:10:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lauren said...

I haven't won any blog giveaways yet, but here's to trying. I love your ideas.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:11:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Darby said...

What a darling site! I'm headed to the bargain section now!

Pick me! Pick me! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:11:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Cindy said...

Great stuff, hope I win, I am ready to shop.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:11:00 PM EDT  
Blogger KK said...

Please pick me!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ashley said...

I love Darlybird! Thank you so much :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tamsin said...

Oooh, I'd love this.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:14:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Allison said...

Oh how I would love to win!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:14:00 PM EDT  
Blogger jenn said...

ohh pretty shiny things...sigh.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:15:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kathrin said...

I love darlybird and designmom!!

pick me please!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:15:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lisa said...

Thanks for coming up with the BEST IDEA EVER!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:15:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Martha H. said...

Sign me up.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:15:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Randi said...

Hooray for your giveaways. I love them! I'd especially love to win! Glad you started this wonderful tradition!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:15:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Carrie Mullins said...

Darlybird is such a fun sight! Pick me, pick me. It's my birthday on Sunday, does that help my odds???

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger karey m. said...

you INVENTED GIVEAWAYS!

{see? i always call you a big brain...you are!}

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Erin said...

What a creative and cheery collection!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:16:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEAH!! I love Darlybird! I love her earrings! She rocks my world, and my ears.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:16:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Nicol said...

Pick me, I'm feeling lucky and I love darlybird! Such cute stuff!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:17:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous heidikins said...

You're trendy before it was cool to be trendy. Love it!

xox

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:17:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Beth said...

I started subscribing to your blog about 3 weeks ago...and love it! Apparently so does everyone else :) WOW!!! Could I be lucky enough to win??? Now that I have discovered Darlybird (thanks to you) I must have it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:19:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Becky said...

I love Darlybird! Great giveaway as always.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:20:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Mollybird said...

Love Darlybird...Pease put me in!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:21:00 PM EDT  
Blogger robin said...

Live this shop and I already have some cute cupcake holders!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:21:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Katrina said...

What an auspicious occasion. This would help jump start my Christmas shopping!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Ginger said...

Count me in! Please oh please!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Deanna Gibbons said...

How cool! I am a new huge fan of Darlybird. What cute stuff they have! I can't wait to get some extra money to shop with!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Deanna Gibbons said...

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Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger The Stanger Fam said...

Oh I really hope I win! I've wanted some earrings and other pretties from them for a while!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger jomama said...

you're right, it is hard to remember blogs before giveaways. how cool is it that you invented a whole cultural phenomena?
i heart darlybird so much. i regularly go there just to click on all the categories and wish, and dream.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Rachel said...

Wow! You're a trendsetter in more ways than I thought, Oprah! :)

Please enter me in this awesome giveaway!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Shannon said...

Lovely!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jill said...

oooooo! yes please :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:24:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Natalie said...

WOW gabrielle, that's freaking cool. I guess you are just a genius! And I would love all that stuff!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger shannon said...

love darlybird - cute stuff! and woot woot for blog giveaways - so much fun!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Roshanthi said...

Belissiomo

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:25:00 PM EDT  
Blogger tawnya said...

Happy history making!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:26:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Lissa E. said...

cute, cute, cute

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:26:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Shelah said...

oooh, pretty!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:26:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Celeste said...

What a fun (and completely cool!) story. Love the stuff at Darlybird--serious eye candy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love the birdcage for a toddler bedroom, but I really want all of the fun baking stuff like the cake stand. yea:)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Neva said...

If Uncle Rico was offering this I would say, sotto voce, "I want that!"

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger hwilcox said...

Well...you get a lot more than 100 comments these days.

I love your giveaways!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger deana said...

What an adorable website... :-)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Natalie said...

i ♥ darlybird!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:29:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Carolyn said...

So exciting, I love darlybird!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger BERRETTS said...

My sister just delivered (as in four hours ago) a baby girl and totally deserves this! I'd love to win it for her!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Oh, I would love to win!

Interesting background on your first giveaway, I haven't been reading that long. But how cool to be able to say "look what I started!" -- someday I want to be able to say that about something... we'll see what it ends up being.

Sorry, way long comment for a giveaway!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Alisa said...

Thanks for sharing the history! How fun for you to look back at your influence. What a great giveaway!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kari said...

darling giveaway!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Gina said...

Way to go being a trendsetter!! Would obviously love to win...but reading your blog is pretty cool enough.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Michele said...

Pick me, pick me!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:34:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous PLGC said...

What a cute shop — I'd love to drop some cash (that I don't have) there!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:34:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Cameo said...

Darlybird fly my way!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:34:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Aileen said...

I heart darlybird. I have stalked it for a while but havent been able to purchase. Im begging on my knees right now. Can't you tell?

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Gina Schmitz said...

great story! congrats on the continued blogging & thanks for the chance to win!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Raddit said...

Crossing my fingers!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:36:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Mrs. Webster said...

Pick me! Pick me! I love cute stuff! :-)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger MiaKatia said...

I could spend a 150 at Darlybird no problem!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:38:00 PM EDT  
Blogger A Touch of Country said...

I have always loved reading all your posts and go back thru them time and time again.

Enter me in the giveway....I am always a sucker for a new purse or braclet:) Darlybird always has the best and most unique items.

Fall Blessings,

Natalie

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:38:00 PM EDT  
Blogger RStamp said...

Pick me! Pick me! I can dream, right?

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Anni, Chris, Liberty & Ava said...

Everybody needs a little Darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Rachel said...

Ok error messages are not my friend- but I'd still like to win

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger MamaChristy said...

Darlybird's fun! I hope I win and I totally think you were a pioneer of bloggity-goodness giveaways!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Erika said...

Oh, what a treat. I would love to win! Thanks!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Holli and Billy said...

I LOVE Darlybird! I have been eyeing a necklace on their FOREVER!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Quinn, Alexis, and Jayden Brown said...

what a fantastic giveaway! yes please!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:44:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Gina said...

Way to pave the way! Darlybird is fabulous and thanks for sharing!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:44:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Eve said...

I could put a serious dent in my Christmas shopping list with this! Help a girl out!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:45:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kirsty said...

You're a pioneer! Pick me plllleeeease. I just love darlybird!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:46:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Emily said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:46:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Katie B. said...

Wow, you're such a trend-setter! That's very cool.

I'd love to win this gift certificate. Only problem--would I spend it on my self or pick up some Christmas gifts. Maybe both?

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:47:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Alison said...

Yay to giveaways - thanks for offering wonderful giveaways!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 3:48:00 PM EDT  

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