Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Boring Blog Box Giveaway.....FINAL WEEK TO ENTER!

Time for another......

Here's how it works.....
I put things in the box(mostly what I have gotten for free or almost free)each week and when the box is filled we draw a winner from all the entries received.

Week 4  and here is what went into the Box today.....

1.  Crest Clinical Mouth Rinse
2.  2 x Johnson & Johnson Soap Buddies bars
3.  Visine Eye Rinse

If this is your first time, please go read all the rules for these Giveaways HERE.  *As always, if you are located outside the US, you CAN enter and win but weight restrictions/shipping costs may mean your prize box will contain less items.*

***Time to enter.....You can enter on this Giveaway post until the end of this Giveaway which will be October 7th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

1 entry per person per day on THIS POST.
Leave your name/email addy and a COMMENT on this post.  

This week I want to hear about if you put up any fruits or vegetables, as in canning.  What type of foods do you can.  How long have you been canning?  Do you do both water bath and pressure canning?
Me?....I put up Pepper Relish this year.  Years past I've also canned assorted jams and tomatoes.  I only know how to do water bath canning as I've never had access to a pressure canner.

You can come directly to this blog post or find it through the link on the right side bar to leave 1 comment per day.  The current Giveaway Post will be linked right at the top of the side bar.

Please NOTE--You MUST be a follower to enter the Giveaway.  If you aren't one, just click on the "Follow" button on the right hand side of my blog to become a follower.

There are 2 ways to get 2 EXTRA entries on this and each new Giveaway Post.......

1. Put my blog on your blog's Blogroll.  Leave an extra comment for this entry on THIS POST with the URL of your blog so I can go check it out. **If I'm already on your Blogroll, say so in an extra entry comment once each week of this giveaway.
2.  Blog about this Giveaway on your blog with a link to this post.  Leave an extra comment for this entry on THIS POST with a link to your blog post so I can go view it.  You can do this extra entry once each week of this giveaway.

Remember-this Giveaway ends nest Sunday,  October 7th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.  I will draw a winning entry randomly from all valid entries received on Monday, October 8th and post the winner.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond via email.  If they don't I'll pick another winner at random until someone claims the prize.

Here is everything that is now in the box that's up for grabs.....Yes, you get it ALL!

1 bottle of Garnier Fructis Shampoo
1 Dog Frisbee (from Purina Fit & Trim)
1 box of Reach Dental Floss
1 tube of Colgate Toothpaste
1 Air Wick air freshener
1 Halloween miniature stuffed M&M plush
3 sample sized products--Colgate wisps, Eucerin lotion, Pledge wipes
1 tube of Pepsodent Toothpaste
1 Oral-B battery powered toothbrush
1 Scotch pop-up wrist tape dispenser1 Crest Clinical Mouth Rinse
2 x Johnson & Johnson Soap Buddies bars
1 Visine Eye Rinse
That's over $50 in total retail value.  Don't believe me?.....go check out the prices in the stores. ;-)

Any questions on the Giveaway?  Just email me.

Happy Entering!! 



  1. I don't remember any costumes I had as a kid. I must be too old. I love Halloween!

    1. I clearly commented on something other than what you asked,. LOL!

  2. You are on my blogroll.

    fperkins2000 @

  3. Hi Sluggy, I can applesauce and all our jams- apple butter, blackberry, peach, etc. I need to learn to use a canner- but I am "scerd." I have way too much tomato sauce taking up valuable real estate in my freezer! Angela

    1. I read that alot about folks being scared? Why? it just learning the process or is it the potential for botulism? Water bath canning is so easy! And the food poisoning think?...very easy to know when your canned goods go bad without even opening
      Tomatoes and jams are the easiest things to can IMHO. I found it helps if you can find someone who cans and help them, sort of on-the-job-training. 8-)

  4. Those J & J soap buddies bars are great for adults if you have a hand strength issue. Easy to hold on to.

    I got as far as buying some canning jars this year. Then we got hit with the record high temps, drought and water restriction, Japanese beetles, ants and skunks. My garden did not survive. Will try again next year.

    1. Marci, I didn't think of that about the soap buddies! I'm forever dropping the soap in the shower and having a devil of a time finding and picking it up(my mobility and eyesight issues w/out glasses). Maybe I should break open one for

      My garden is a crapshoot every. single. year. Last 2 years? tomatoes-one yr due to late blight, the other due to flooding. This year?....lots of tomatoes but the collards are a bust.
      It's always something, right?

  5. Im with my blog and all

    Lets see I made salsa does that count

    Judy..or udy

    1. Hey...I was still waiting for you to email me about Sat. I guess you didn't go?lol
      LMK your new blog addy, k? So I can post about it and get your followers back to ya! ;-)

  6. I have not done any canning by myself but growing up was forced to help at home. :) We canned Tomatoes, tomato Juice and Pickles. My Mom always did the water bath canning also. I have never done any with the pressure cooker. I would love to get back to do thing but don't have a lot of storage at our current house. Love reading your blog.

    1. My mom canned pickles....lots and lots of pickles.....really BAD But she never forced me to help her so I learned how to can on my own as an adult. I keep hearing on blogs that people are scared of canninig? What is up with that!

  7. and of course your on my blog roll... I adore you

  8. I grew up eating almost exclusively home-canned foods and had to help my mom do the canning each summer...usually on some of the hottest days of the years, since that is when everything suddenly ripened and needed to be dealt with!

    After getting married I did some pressure canning, mostly beans and carrots and corn. I haven't canned fruits or vegetables in many years, but want to start again. I have my mom's pressure canner but need to have the gauge checked for accuracy before trusting it.

    I do make jams. I've made raspberry, peach, blueberry, strawberry, and LOTS of blackberry. I currently have about 40 pounds of blackberries in the freezer which I've picked over the summer and also have mashed mangoes and plums in the freezer, waiting for a good sale on sugar :-)

  9. Oh...I forgot that I have recently made orange marmalade for the first time and it was wonderful! We never had orange marmalade when I was growing up. I don't ever remember my mom making it, so I was well into my 20's before I ate it. I definitely will be making it again! Yummm :-)

  10. I'm not askeered of canning. I do lots of jam every year and have canned salsa a couple of times.

  11. I had a neighbor when I was a kid who canned veggies and also made candy from orange and lemon rinds! Also hung her laundry on a clothes line! What a huge influence she was in my life!

  12. I have a bunch of frozen fruit, so this year will be making more jam....strawberry, cherry, peach and mixed berry. I think that may be it for this year.

  13. I've never done canning. Frankly I'm intimidated.
    msmutantsupermodel at gmail dot com

  14. I looked at pressure cookers at Goodwill today (for canning) but I'm afraid of buying a used one . I picture it exploding all over my kitchen!

    I don't blog (yet! haha) so no extra entries for me *sniffle*

    nolaffing AT

  15. Will you put coupons in there if I win? Or cash?

  16. This morning I found that Hubby got a package of salsa mix from the bargain bin at the store. Guess I am going to make some salsa.

  17. No canning I'm afraid but I did freeze so herbs in a little water...

  18. I think for next winter I am going to can some big jars of homemade chicken soup! We are all sick and just getting off the couch is an effort! Why does my family want to eat when I'm sick? *sniffle*

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