Carnival is HERE!!

Bloggy Carnival Is HERE All Week Long! Over $975.00 In Prizes!

July 28, 2008

The Bloggy Carnival is here! Starting on July 28th 2008 and ending at midnight Pacific time Saturday August 2nd 2008. You will have several ways to win the AMAZING prizes listed on our blog. Winners will be announced by Wednesday August 6th. Remember to visit all of the other participating blogs at the Bloggy Carnival. We are just one stop of hundreds! Many of our contributors ship internationally, so don’t be shy, everybody whether you are in the US or not, or whether you have your own blog is welcome to participate!!


Readers, here’s how to enter the contest. You can do one or all of these things, and each one will give an additional entry and thus MORE chances to win.

1. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter here on the right hand side of the site. You MUST verify your subscription via the email the site will send you. Unverified subscribers will not be entered into the contest. This option is for new subscribers only.

2. Post this blog post in it’s entirety with a link to our contest here at your blog, group or website and you will be given additional entries to win. You MUST post the links where you have shared the info in one response here in this thread. The more places you post the event, the more entries you get, so spread the word! NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.

3. Visit each of the sites who have contributed to our event below and pick ONE favorite item from each store and come post the LINK to that item or the page the items is on here in this post. You can do one or all of the sites, you get an entry for each business you visit and the ONE item link you post here. Try to combine all of your items into one big post. NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.

4. Make a purchase today from ANY or all of the retailers participating on our page (see list below) and send us a copy of the receipt for your purchase to: racoo.smith @ (no spaces) for an additional entry. You get entries for every purchase you make. Be SURE to put WSIMD Contest Entry in the subject line so it doesn’t get lost in our spam filter.

5. Read through our Weird Stuff in my Desk blog and find your favorite post and come back here and post the LINK to it. One favorite post per contestant please.

6. Come back daily to see more options for winning and possibly more prizes to compete for. New companies or prizes may be added to the bottom of the list.

Be sure you leave a valid email and your name when posting here so we can contact you if you are the winner. We will contact the winners and request your first/last name and a valid email which we will give to the retailer whose prize you have one. It is up to the individual retailers to award your prizes. If we do not hear back from winners within one week of contacting you, you prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. We reserve the right to delete any inappropriate or inflammatory remarks or comments.

Be SURE to visit our sister site Bitten by Books will be offering a $50.00 Gift Card as well as HUNDREDS of dollars in different prizes, books and gift certificates for the Bloggy Carnival ! Go here: and see what you could win! The directions for entry are set up there as well! Have fun and happy Carnival!

A BIG thank you to our fabulous contributors!!

Here is the list of AMAZING prizes you are trying to win!

KLEAN Bath & Body – $100.00 Gift Code–THAT’S US!!!
Klean Bath & Body provides luxurious, hand-mixed, bath and body products at an affordable price.

Flying Needle Gallery – $20.00 Gift Certificate
Gifts for the body & home: Offering velvet scarves, silk pillows, eco-friendly napkins & handkerchiefs and more. Includes FREE shipping if the prize winner is in the US — but will ship worldwide.

Broken Teepee Designs – $25.00 Gift Certificate
Beautiful beaded jewelry. Made in Montana. Free shipping on your order, will ship internationally

Get Happy Goat Soap – $10.00 Gift Certificate
Handcrafted soap made with the milk from my Nigerian dwarf goats Pricilla and Abigail plus other rich ingredients. Get happy! Free shipping on your order, will ship internationally

Starring…! Fragrances – $26.00 Gift Certificate
Organic & Natural Perfumes & Body Products that Star you in Sweet, Sensual Scents!

Little Black Boxes – 2 $20.00 Gift Certificates for Little Black Boxes
The Little Black Box is the perfect place for consumers to learn about our wonderful online retailers before purchasing. It’s a handmade revolution!

Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash – Canadian Company – 2 $25.00 Gift Certificates
Udderly the best handcrafted body care in the world.

South Main Designs – $25.00 Gift Certificate
Beautiful jewelry at affordable prices! Shipping to US and Canada.

Lillian Skincare – $50.00 Gift Certificate
At Lillian Skincare, we believe that caring for your whole body not only means being careful about what you eat, but also what you feed your skin from the outside.

Pampertini – $25.00 Gift Certificate
We offer a variety of pampering items for you to enjoy, whether you are a shower person or love to indulge in a tub of bubbles, come by for some ONE STOP SHOPPING fun!

Bauble Bath – $50.00 Gift Certificate
Thick Creamy scrubs as well as bath bombs in indulgent fragrances.

Crater Lake Company – $30.00 Gift Certificate

Delightfully Wed – $15.00 Gift Certificate
Delightfully Wed supplier of wedding accessories, supplies, decorations, and favors, specializing in western-themes. Shipping is
free within the US – we will ship internationally if the winner wishes to pay the shipping costs.

Candles and Woodcrafts – $15.00 Gift Certificate
We provide a wide array of items from wooden soap molds and displays to wax tarts, finished woodcrafts, clocks, lighted holiday items….way to much to mention in one line so come on over and take a look!

Ginger’s Garden – 2 – $10.00 Gift Certificates
Come visit Ginger’s Garden for handmade soaps, skin and body care, gift baskets, toiletries, Zodiac Perfume blends, sculpted soap flowers and more. US Shipping Only.

Snowberry Creek – A Gift Certificate for a sampler box valued at $22.95
A box full of luxurious, fragrant samples and full-sized items, such as handmade soaps, lotions, massage oil, bath teas, bath salts, shea butter, votives, tarts, bath bombs, teas, coffees, decorative soaps, potpourri, jewelry, candles, bubble bath and much more. Shipping is free within the US – we will ship internationally if the winner wishes to pay the shipping costs.

FeltLikeStitchin – $20.00 Paypal Gift Certificate – UK Company
DiDi Dolls are small, unique hand stitched felt dolls, each with a note in its pocket with the name and date of creation. Will ship worldwide from their store.

Things That Make Scents – $25.00 Gift Certificate
Things That Make Scents is a Jersey Shore-based candle manufacturer offering superior customer service and a diverse menu of all-natural soy wax candles and scented wax bears. With many scents available, you are sure to find a favorite! Carrying candle accessories, gift baskets, jewelry and great gift items, its your one stop shop for your gift giving needs! Ships to the US and Canada.

Linda’s Gifts and Decor – $25.00 Gift Certificate
Shipping to Canada and US ***Come by on Wednesday for a special offer from this retailer.

The Bath Project – $25.00 Gift Certificate
Handcrafted body care, inspired by nature, crafted in small batches using certified organic ingredients. Will ship internationally.

Chunky Butt Candle & Bath Co. – $20.00 Gift Certificate
As a small business, Chunky Butt Candle & Bath Company, we are dedicated to making a unique candle and bath & body experience. World wide shipping

Bad Girlz Bath Co. – $50.00 Gift Code
Do you have a Fragrance Fetish, a Lust for Lather, Massage oils make you Hot & Bothered? We’re NOT your mother’s Bath & Body shop, we’re SO much more fun!

Just Right Candles – $15.00 Gift Certificate
Just Right Candles you a No Flame, No soot, SAFE alternative to traditional candles.

Lindsay’s Candles & Stuff – Canadian Company – $25.00 Gift Certificate
Lindsay’s Candles & Stuff proudly handcrafts scented candles, soaps and bath & body products.

Lily Gulch Soaps – $30.00 Gift Certificate
Handmade 100% natural cold process soaps, unique bath & body products and natural bath accessories. International Shipping Worldwide using United States Postal Service (USPS).

Bin Hog Designs $25.00 Gift Certificate
Custom embroidered Luggage ID Handle Wraps – choose from one of our many designs or get them personalized!

Pacific Scents $20.00 Gift Certificate
Hand-poured Custom Candles, Bath and Body Products. Over 150 scents!

J.Lynne Cosmetics – $25.00 Gift Certificate
Handcrafted mineral makeup. Purely beautiful, naturally you!

Manic Trout – $25.00 Gift Certificate
Handmade jewelry that is both colorful and unique, using unusual and quite often vintage materials.

Vintage Body Spa LLC – $15 Gift Certificate
Vintage Body Spa handcrafts natural, luxurious and paraben-free spa products designed to ‘Indulge Your Body’ ™.

Flower Peddler – $30.00 Gift Certificate
Naturally-sourced bath, body, and skincare – always fresh, never boring.

Wylde Ivy – $50.00 Gift Certificate
Wylde Ivy is all about unique and inspired scent blends, high quality handmade products, and exquisite little luxuries!

Weird Stuff In My Desk – $20.00 Sephora Gift Certificate

Soapier – $30.00 Gift Certificate

The Blue Raven Tea Co. – 2 $10.00 Gift Certificates
Let us delight you with our irresistible and fragrant teas. Every cup is a journey. Shipping to US and Canada

AFTER you have gone to these sites, go HERE to post a comment about your favorite product!

Carnival is coming!!

MONDAY, July 28, 2008
Are you ready to play?

Here’s the initial line up of over $900.00 in FREE Gift Certificates you could win right at Weird Stuff In My Desk at the carnival. Carnival runs from Monday July 28th through August 1st. You have all week to try for these prizes and HUNDREDS of others that other sites will be offering. Last carnival had over 900 participating blogs. Rules for entering the contest will be posted on Monday the 28th. You cannot enter to win until then, so, just get out your drool bibs and check out these awesome retailers who have contributed all these amazing prizes!

Oh, and be SURE to tell your friends!

KLEAN is giving away a $100 gift coupon. WooHoo!!! All you have to do is go to Weird Stuff in My Desk (on MONDAY) and leave a comment about what KLEAN Product you love and have to have. They will be posting the rules and how to play on the site, but that is the gist of it.

So, can’t wait to see who wins!!