Saturday, February 6, 2010

The FIRST EVER Semi-Homemade Giveaway

Because it's winter and I hate winter. Because we're celebrating my birthday (which was this wk!) Because my dear friend shared with me her hubby's new business venture and I couldn't wait to share it with y'all. Because I've always wanted to do a giveaway. Because I've officially been blogging for a year (as of Jan 30th). And because y'all brighten my day.

Those are all the reasons why I'm so excited to about my first ever Semi-Homemade Giveaway! I decided to throw together a few of my absolute fav items that are totally imperative in leading the Semi-Homemade life!

First.... just feast your eyes on this.....

I'm telling you right now, words do not exist to explain how yummy these treats are! My friend's husband, a former chef, has created THE perfect gourmet apples. The winner will have their pick of these flavors (with choice of white or milk chocolate):

Butterfinger
Skor
Whoppers
Oreo
Sprinkles
Peanut
Heath

I've had the butterfinger one.... okay, and the oreo one..... and by tomorrow, I'll possibly have had the sprinkles one (doesn't it look cute below? for a bday?).... and they're to die for! And totally a size to share. You know what they say.... everything's bigger in Texas! And these are Texas-sized gourmet apples!



I'm giving these gourmet apples to Big Sis and G-man's teachers for Valentine's day.... kinda An Apple for the Teacher kinda thing... don't worry, I'll share when I'm done customizing them! (Oh, and if you don't win? They're available for $8/each or 3/$21. They're working on getting an ordering system up, but if you're in a hurry, contact me at oursemihomemadelife at yahoo dot com and I can put you in touch with them asap! They can ship them anywhere!)

You'll also win a new nail polish - color TBD! If you're like me... and can't even find time for a pedi these days, at least a new color will help you start looking towards sprig (at least that's what I'm telling myself!) Isn't OPI genuius with their marketing? Love the Alice in Wonderland theme out late this summer!



Y'all know that I love the BBW foaming soap.... you'll have one of my fav scents comin' to ya!

You'll also get this cute desk calendar with modern floral designs (okay, you can discard January, but the other 11 months are good to go!), a cute heart decal - perfect for your v-day craft (from Decal Monograms), a roll of tulle in a fun spring color (you'll have the cutest presents!!), AND you'll get a fun spa set from BBW and some assorted stationary that I've been loving!!
How do you enter?
  • Become a follower of Our Semi-Homemade Life - I'd love to get to know you!
  • For an extra entry, suggest what flavors you'd like to see in a gourmet apple!
  • For another extra entry, blog about this giveaway and provide the link in your comments
Contest is over on Wednesday, Feb 10th at 10pm CST. Winner will be announced on Thurs!

And while you're in a winning mode.....
~visit Bridal Gown blog for a chance to win those fun Message-in-a-Cookie cutters from Williams-Sonoma, among other fab things!
~visit Design Dazzle, she's having a great giveaway from Charm Factory!

57 comments:

Karen said...

You're killing me! Trying to lose some weight here. ha I am a follower (I follow all my blogs anonymously). I would love to win! Blessings! PS Happy Birthday

abjb99 said...

OMG-the apples look delish! I would make some with dark choc/marshmallows/and graham cracker crumbs. Like Smores! Yum

Michele P. said...

I am a new follower! Hope to get to know you, be sure to visit me as well :)

Michele P. said...

mmm, another flavor for those delish apples... I think I would like to try one in Snickers!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Kelly said...

I'm a recently new follower! I love all your decorating ideas, and your kids are just adorable! I'll send you an invite to my blog!

Beth said...

Oh. My. Goodness. These look AMAZING!!! I'm a follower!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

Oh, and the flavor I'd love to see would be white chocolate with caramel...yummmmy!! However, the whopper one sounds pretty tasty too!!!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

I'm following! And I think a chocolate peanut butter one would be heavenly!

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

You should make Snickers apples!

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Llama said...

wow! What a yummy-amazing giveaway! Im a new follower! Hope to read more...stop by and visit!

Ben and Emily said...

YUM!! They look scrumptious!

I hope you had a great birthday!

emily

*kimmie* said...

Of course I'm a follower! =)

*kimmie* said...

I would love to see a dulce de leche and white chocolate flavor!

c o u r t n e y said...

Here's my entry!!
I am a follower, ofcourse. I think a dark chocolate pomagranate flavor would be super delish! Not sure how that could be pulled off, but I am sure the chef would know. :-)

Love this new giveaway thing you are doin!

Bombtastic Belle said...

Happy birthday and blogiversary! :) Hope you had a great time!

I'm a faithful follower :)

Bombtastic Belle said...

It there was a way to do the milk chocolate and peanuts - I'm pretty boring, lol

Decal Monograms said...

I'm a follower!!! Those apples look wonderful! I would love a white chocolate/caramel one.

I always love reading your blog. Now I'm excited to be entering a giveaway and not just doing the giveaway. FUN!!!

Jen said...

Your blog is so cute :) Just found it from the Seattle Smith's! I'm a new follower :)

My top 3 faves are heath, butterfinger or oreo! Probably heath would be #1!

Kristi said...

I have been following your site for some time now, but had it bookmarked. I officially became a follower! Yay! These apples are so temptingly delicious. Caramel Cheesecake or Dipped in white chocolate covered with coconut and pecans! The possibilities are endless. Can be totally justified, I mean they are apples and apples are good for you aren't they?

Tiffany said...

Those look so good...but I'm thinking maybe some peanut butter and chocolate :) Yummo love me some peanut butter.

Kelly said...

I'm actually allergic to chocolate.....thanks mom for feeding me M & M's as a baby!ha! Do they make any non-chocolate? They look very pretty!

Sasha said...

What a GREAT giveaway!!!!!! Enter me please!

Sasha said...

Heath is my favorite candy bar and I'd love to have an apple with Heath!

Sasha said...

And OF COURSE I did a post for you!

http://www.sashasays.com/2010/02/link-to-most-fabulous-giveaway-away.html

JTC said...

Those apples look so gooood! I am a new follower. I would love to see an apple with chocolate and cherry flavor.

Lisa said...

THose look awesome! New reader, looking forward to reading about you!

Ellen said...

I am pretty sure I would love a milk chocolate oreo apple. Actually I would really like a heath one, but in light of my recent dental issues, I should probably stick to oreo. :(

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. I'm following your blog. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I think M&M's, peanut butter cup or maybe rocky road would be yummy. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

lisa said...

found you from sashasays. looking forward to getting to "know" you, too! like what i have read so far! yum!!! thanks for the chance to win some awesome give-a-ways!

C. Beth said...

I'm following you here! I've got you on Google Reader too but I am behind on my blog reading--I happened to see this on Sasha's blog.

C. Beth said...

Oh, and an Andes Mint apple sounds like a good idea! (Well, a GREAT idea!) :)

Mandi said...

Just joined as a follower! Couldn't resist after seeing the apples... MMMM!

I think a smores and a chai latte apple would be AWESOME!

mistyinthemiddle said...

I was referred by SashaSays and love your blog.

mistyinthemiddle said...

I think any chocolate flavor with coconut would be great. I am not a lover of coconut but everyone in my family loves it!

April said...

Hi there! Sasha sent me over to view your awesome giveaway. I love your blog and am now following!
Happy Belated Birthday and Happy One Year Of Blogging!! Woot!!

April said...

What yummy flavor?? I love toffee ... oooh, maybe an almond roca flavor!! Y.U.M.!!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

what a great giveaway. I follow you. feel free to enter my giveaways too. if you look at the White Cat one, it tells you how to enter to win some amazing donuts that are GOOD FOR YOU and you don't even need to enter the book giveaway. check it out.

-lauren
lauren51990 at aol dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

a snickers apple would be interesting...or s'mores or something..

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

blog


http://bridgethegapx.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-contests.html

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Jess said...

A gourmet flavor I'd like to see in an apple is a Watchamacallit candy bar flavor. I know, its not one of the most popular, but I sure love it!!!

Christina said...

I'm now a faithful follower! That apple looks divine!!!

Kerrie said...

Hi there! Just spent the last hour on your blog! I love it! :) Thanks for posting about my Feb give-a-way and now I am entering yours! I LOVE yummy apples!! Anything with dark chocolate would hit the spot!

Kerrie - tndrhart2@aol.com
http://bridalgownblog.blogspot.com

Karen said...

#2 -- how about white chocolate with peanut butter chips.... yum

Kristi said...

Just started following and would love to win!

I would also LOVE to see a chocolate/hazelnut coffee flavored apple!

K

caplingers2002 said...

I am following you! thank you so much.....yummy pecan/toffee would be my dream apple!

thanks!
caplingers2002@yahoo.com

-Kathy

angel0199 said...

I just found your blog. I love the idea of semi-homemade. That is pretty much our house too.

M&M would be a cute apple flavor. Sure is is already chocolate, but some M&Ms or mini M&Ms would make it cute to add color. Someone could even order certain colored M&Ms to match a party theme or team colors.

Sarah

Fiesty said...

Happy belated birthday!! I would love to win! I am a follower and I am envisioning something with chocolate and cherry for an apple. Oh I am so craving sweets now!

lola5375 said...

I am a follower :)

I would love to see some kind of s'mores flavor apple

Jackie S. said...

Yummers! I'm a follower!

I've heard cayenne and chocolate go well together, maybe a combination on an apple would be "muy caliente"? :)

alesia60614@yahoo.com

t said...

I'm a follower!
I've love to try a caramel apple.
Your blog is wonderful.

April and Ashley said...

I'm a new follower. This is a great giveaway!

April and Ashley said...

I would love an apple with crunchy peanut butter and milk chocolate!

rhaindropz said...

how about with m & m' s and a lot of mallows on it =) yum yum

i would like to win these =)

rescueta@gmail.com

hugs and kisses sweetie..
rhaindropz

MaryBeth said...

Already a follower. I'd love a Snickers apple. It's my absolute favorite candy. YUM. I'm hungry thinking about it.

Clara said...

Definitely following this blog! Yay!

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