Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Life Re-Evaluation Contest - enter to WIN!!

Recently, I had a second round of major foot surgery on both feet that involved basically living out of my recliner for two weeks, then slowly easing back into my life.

During that time, I did a lot of soul-searching and talking with my husband. I've been taking Master's degree classes, and have learned a lot about myself and my future goals. I have realized that while there are many aspects of the tshirt business that I love, it does not adequately display my strengths or fit my life goals.

Therefore, I have decided to sell my business equipment and move into a different line of work. It hasn't been an easy decision, but one that I am moving into confidently, knowing that it is the right one to make! :)

As part of this, I am holding a special contest for all of my wonderful readers and Etsy friends! The winner will receive any item of their choice from either of my two shops: http://javajesspublishing.etsy.com or http://javajesscrochet.etsy.com .

This contest will run from today, April 6 2011, to next Friday, April 15 2011. I have listed how to earn entries below. The winner will be chosen randomly - so the more entries you have, the more likely you are to WIN! :) No purchase necessary; however, a purchase will earn you extra entries.

WAYS TO EARN ENTRIES:
1. Make a purchase from any of the following stores: http://javajesspublishing.etsy.com, http://javajesscrochet.etsy.com, or http://verypotter.etsy.com ; then, post your transaction links here. 5 ENTRIES PER $10 PURCHASED!!!!

2. Become a follower of this blog. Leave a comment to let me know that you did (or that you already are a follower). 1 entry

3. Follow me on Twitter, JavaJessPublish . Leave a comment letting me know that you did/do. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a blog post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 1 post per day. 2 entries per post.

6. Share my link on Facebook, on your personal or business page. Leave a comment with a link. 1 post per day. 1 entry per post.

7. Post a comment with a link to the item you would pick if you won. 1 entry

8. Post a customer appreciation photo on our Facebook page, Java Jess Publishing. Leave a comment saying that you did. 1 entry

9. Make a donation to Mt. Calvary Lutheran School, 5529 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106. It is a private school here in Omaha at which my mother teaches. Leave a comment with the date that you sent your donation. 3 entries

10. Make a $5 donation to Java Jess Publishing using the button below to help Java Jess cover her upcoming startup costs for her new business venture. Leave a comment with the date that you made the donation. Limit 1 donation per person. 5 entries






That's it! :) 10 ways to enter, lots of chances to rack up your entries and bump your chances of winning!! Good luck, and thanks so much for participating!!

85 comments:

  1. I know that kind of soul searching and career switching can be tough. I can't wait to hear about your new venture!

    I'm following your blog :)

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  2. Tweeted your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ElephunksTrunk/status/55687646122479616

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  3. I tweeted and forgot to post link:

    Great blog giveaway from @javajesspublish Many ways to enter! http://j.mp/h8FHKZ

    Already follow twitter and blog...

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  4. I hope your feet are healing well, I've been told I should have surgery on my left ankle but I have trouble sitting for 5 minutes, let alone weeks.
    All the best!

    Am a blog follower

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  5. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Atoxim/status/55889168215179264

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  6. Following via Twitter - Atoxim

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  7. If I won, my prize choice would be the Small Body, Big Heart Baby Onesie

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  8. My folloer name is Gondor Tari.
    My mail is khelek18@gmail.com.

    i follow you on twitter as @LauraSanMur.
    This i the tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LauraSanMur/status/55908396611796992

    Kisses!!!

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  9. When I win, I'm getting this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62785319/cute-little-zebra-baby-onesie-size-6-9mo

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  10. i love the yellow duck baby onesie:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62898191/yellow-duck-baby-onesie-size-3-6mo-pre


    yuri.kristi at gmail.com

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  11. i follow u on twitter (@2thousandthings)

    yuri.kristi at gmail.com

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  12. I follow your blog!

    Kathleen Mokus
    chainsawhoney@gmail.com

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  13. I follow you on twitter! @chainsawhoney

    Kathleen Mokus
    chainsawhoney@gmail.com

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  14. http://twitter.com/?status=Java%20Jess%20Publishing%3A%20Life%20Re-Evaluation%20Contest%20-%20enter%20to%20WIN%21%21%3A%20http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2FeoexOR%20via%20%40addthis#!/chainsawhoney/status/56038581197737984

    I sent a tweet.

    Kathleen Mokus
    chainsawhoney@gmail.com

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  15. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62996861/black-celtic-horse-on-white-tshirt-size

    I would pick this!

    Kathleen Mokus
    chainsawhoney@gmail.com

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  16. gfc follower
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  17. @gustosagiveaway twitter folllower
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  18. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/gustosagiveaway/status/56149520580489216
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  19. i'd like to win http://www.etsy.com/listing/62814308/sale-20-off-red-dragon-claws-on-black

    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  20. blog post
    http://gustosa-giveaways.blogspot.com/2011/04/java-jess-publishing-giveaway-4152011.html
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  21. blog post
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  22. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  23. I followe the blog via gfc as Piper - nettysgirl AT gmail.com

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  24. Following @javajesspublish via Twitter.
    http://www.twitter.com/erinxduh
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  25. Handdyed Handspun Yarn Kinky Green Sock Weight is my fave item in the stores - nettysgirl AT gmail.com

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  26. This T-shirt caught my eye at the shop!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62787968/sale-20-off-brown-horse-on-white-t-shirt

    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  27. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I'd choose the Red Flower Tote In Black whose link is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62804258/red-flower-tote-in-black-pre-printed-and --- and it's a pity you're closing the shop because you make such wonderfully elegant items!

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  28. Thanks Christina! :) I really appreciate the compliment! It has more to do with my health than anything else, I just haven't been able to operate my heat press lately. But I'm glad you like my products!

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  29. if i win i would love this beautiful handspun yarn.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54602252/handdyed-handspun-yarn-kinky-green-sock

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  30. GFC blog follower- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  31. I follow you on twitter- @mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  32. I would get the http://www.etsy.com/listing/62814308/sale-20-off-red-dragon-claws-on-black
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  33. #7: I would want this!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62781810/sale-20-off-white-flower-on-blue

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  34. I like this tote bag:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62864413/sale-20-off-pink-flower-on-black-tote

    (e-mail is in profile)

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  35. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/56560449122091008

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  36. Tweeted again!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ElephunksTrunk/statuses/56717247384797184

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  37. I'm a follower! :)
    davinejewelry (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. I'm following you on Twitter :)
    davinejewelry (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  40. Twitter follower @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  41. your GFC follower Yuliya Sh
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  42. twitter follower @yulya_shenka
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  43. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/yulya_shenka/status/57087440522981376
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  44. posted on FB http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=178057958910967&id=100001658387083
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  45. I'd like http://www.etsy.com/listing/62809330/sale-20-off-metallic-gold-celtic-design
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  46. Congrats on the next step on your Path!

    If I was lucky enough to win, I'd go for this... http://www.etsy.com/listing/57728211/handspun-glow-in-the-dark-yarn-candy
    Glow in the dark yarn... brilliant.

    elariel01@hotmail.com

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  47. Hope you're feeling much better after the surgery and thanks for taking the time to do a giveaway.
    I follow via gfc.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  48. This Small Body Big Heart Onesie is my top pick, ultra cute!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62800354/sale-20-off-small-body-big-heart-baby

    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  49. *-- Not an entry --*
    Hi!

    Just wanted to let you know that your giveaway was listed on my site.

    Here's the direct link:
    http://www.internationalgiveaways.com/2011/04/any-item-of-winners-choice-from-either.html

    If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!

    Thanks,

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://www.internationalgiveaways.com

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  50. daily tweet http://twitter.com/#!/yulya_shenka/status/57357177295339520

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  51. daily FB post http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=220416324635726&id=100001658387083
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  52. Daiane Negretti
    GFC follower: Daya, muito prazer
    daia171@hotmail.com

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  53. daily tweet http://twitter.com/#!/yulya_shenka/status/57719011441524737
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  54. daily FB post http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=213410595337157&id=100001658387083
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  55. I'm follower blog
    nick google friends
    catymariposina
    email maison-@hotmail.it

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  56. I'm follower on twitter
    nick mariposinacate
    email maison-@hotmail.it

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  57. Post on twitter
    http://twitter.com/#!/mariposinacate/status/57847317528719360
    email maison-@hotmail.it

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  58. Post on my blog
    http://papaverierose.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway_12.html
    email maison-@hotmail.it

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  59. Post on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1514508411
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1514508411#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=158998450826255&id=1514508411
    name fb caterina luci
    email maison-@hotmail.it

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  60. My favorite item is http://www.etsy.com/listing/62803052/sale-20-off-pink-rose-doily-tote-in
    email maison-@hotmail.it

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  61. Following you on twitter as sarettagd.

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  62. tweeted your giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/sarettagd/status/58075377679089665

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  63. daily tweet http://twitter.com/#!/yulya_shenka/status/58078663501021184
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  64. daily FB post http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=145853132146567&id=100001658387083
    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

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  65. daily tweet http://twitter.com/#!/yulya_shenka/status/58497595923894273

    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

    PS. posted earlier as Yuliya and still GFC follower Yuliya Sh

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  66. daily FB post http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=203179516379815&id=100001658387083

    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

    PS. posted earlier as Yuliya and still GFC follower Yuliya Sh

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  67. twitter follower as darkmotives

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  68. i like the Red Flower Tote in Black

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  69. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/darkmotives/status/58614025004654592

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  70. peripatetic33
    peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
    i would choose http://www.etsy.com/listing/62783544/sale-20-off-black-koi-fish-on-pink?ref=v1_other_2

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  71. Following via gfc.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  72. Following on twitter as my_wunderkammer.

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  73. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/my_wunderkammer/status/58666568523059200
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  74. Blogged. http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/110414_60.html

    Post 1 of 2
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  75. Blogged. http://skittlefairy.diaryland.com/110414_60.html

    Post 2 of 2
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  76. Shared on FB: http://www.facebook.com/wunderfraulein/posts/198752210163650
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  77. I'd most definitely pick the Eco-Fashion Crocheted Layered Necklace with Shell Accents and Crocheted Flower. Or perhaps the Blue Scrolling Flowers on Natural Tote!

    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  78. I follow you on GFC

    yuki@michelf.com

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  79. I follow you on twitter

    @yuki_kokoro

    yuki@michelf.com

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  81. daily FB post http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=159760470751402&id=100001658387083

    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

    PS. posted earlier as Yuliya and still GFC follower Yuliya Sh

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  82. daily tweet http://twitter.com/#!/yulya_shenka/status/58811735443914752

    juletchka78 at hotmail dot com

    PS. posted earlier as Yuliya and still GFC follower Yuliya Sh

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  83. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/yuki_kokoro/status/58934996798410752

    yuki@michelf.com

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