Saturday, June 5, 2021

Giveaway: Thankful for My Followers

It's been awhile since I had a giveaway that I hosted myself. Yes, I have had many giveaways, but those have always been hosted by tour companies. Now it's time for me to host my own giveaway!

To thank all of my blog followers, I thought I'd do a giveaway to win a $50 Amazon gift card. You can get entries for being a follower through any or all of my blog's social media channels. If you aren't a follower of this blog yet, just sign up through one or as many channels as you'd like. Thanks for following All the Ups and Downs, and Good luck. =)
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GIVEAWAY:
Win a $50 Amazon gift card!
Rules: This giveaway is open worldwide unless prohibited by law. Entrants must be 13+ to enter. The winner has 48 hours from the time of the email sent to reply to the email informing them of the win. If the winner does not reply within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Only one person per household may enter. Failure to comply with the rules will mean instant disqualification.
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158 comments:

  1. That I've gotten better from a stomach bug! Yay!

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    1. Glad you are better now! Stomach bugs are the worst. =(

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  2. Reading everyday and playing with my pets...

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  3. I was stuck in the traffic jam from hell last night & a Dad and 2 children were standing on an overpass bridge waving at us! Couldn't stop laughing (nor the other drivers)! Just a lovely moment :)

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  4. Getting a long-awaited promotion at work!

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  5. The sun is shining. No rain!

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    1. I think we're all going to have to start investing in boats instead of cars, haha. It's been raining like crazy here in my part of Texas too. I'm wondering if we'll ever get a week straight without rain again, lol.

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  6. Finally getting together with my out of state family made me happy.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Aw, I'm glad you were able to be with your family again. <3

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  7. My father, who lives out of state, came for a visit with my family and I. He's staying for a week. We haven't seen him for over a year because of Covid and we're so excited to have him here with us.

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    1. Oh wow! Glad you are finally getting to be with him after so long. That is awesome!!

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  8. Summer weather has arrived. Covid restrictions lightening up a bit more now as more people are vaccinated. I am! Always have a good book to read.

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    1. It's nice to be able to get out again and have some normalcy back after so long. =)

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  9. I have been Vaccinated, Love keeping several of my Favorite Books with me everywhere I go. I LOVE to Read!

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  10. Sometimes it is just the little things. My boyfriend washed my car for me which I was very grateful.

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  11. Here's a big one that is happening very soon. I'm going to be a foster parent with my boyfriend. I'm so excited. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. That really is exciting news! Congrats to you both <3

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  12. I spent time with my grandkids, that always makes me very happy.

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    1. Nothing melts the heart quite like a grandchild. <3

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  13. My grandson is visiting for the summer!

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  14. Now that we are all vaccinated, my niece is coming to visit! She is an Emergency Department nurse who has worked on the frontlines during COVID-19, and was in some of the most hard-hit areas, especially early in the pandemic. I have waited so long to hug her!!

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    1. Oh wow! Tell her thank you for putting herself out there <3 Glad you guys are getting to see each other again =)

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  15. Awesome giveaway. Thank you. What has made me happy is my family (kid, hubby, and puppy). I've also been enjoying the change in weather and getting out in the garden. I love spring and summer!

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  16. That my dad made it through open heart surgery.

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  17. Playing with my cat Eva always makes me happy.

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    1. Hopefully you don't have mosquitos as crazy as where I am! As soon as you walk out, they swarm you, lol.

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  19. Watching my daughter graduate from college made me happy.

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  20. Seeing my state open up more and more every day makes me happy.

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    1. Yes, getting back to how it used to be is great <3

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  21. Happy that my state has lifted restrictions and I can now take my 2 pups to the park and let them run in the sprinklers.

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    1. Yes! Same here. We had been having nothing but rain for the past 2 or 3 weeks. Yesterday was our first day of sunshine in awhile!

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  23. Wow this is a very generous give a way. Thanks.
    What makes me happy recently is: the last three months my husband has been dealing with kidney stone infections. He has had two surgeries and been in the hospital three times. Sigh I really am not liking hospitals right now. But I am thankful that the last two weeks he has been himself and has returned to work full time and been in the garden and outside. It is such a blessing to have him back to normal again. Thank you Jesus. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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    1. You're welcome <3

      Oh wow, that is definitely stressful for you guys, and your poor husband =( Glad he is finally back to normal. =)

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    1. You're welcome =) What is something that makes you happy?

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  25. We had restaurant cheese enchiladas for lunch today and then had the leftovers for dinner. I love two easy meals in one day!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Yes! Cheese enchiladas are delicious, and not having to cook is a fantastic feeling!

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  26. I'm glad for the heat wave, it is in the 90s, and a few days ago we had a cold spell it was in the 40s for days, and no heat. It feels good to shed all those layers and enjoy some sunny days!

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    1. Oh wow! Glad you are warm again! We had a bad week here in Texas back in February where we had no electricity thanks to the main electricity provider in Texas would shut down the grid for hours at a time. We were so cold! We ended up having to stay in a shelter because our house would not get above 30 degrees!

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  27. David HollingsworthJune 5, 2021 at 10:21 PM

    I guess getting my vaccines. It's important to get vaccinated, because you're not just helping yourself, you're helping others as well.

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  28. Today I won a $50 Amazon. Would still like to win yours....
    Thanks for the contest.

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  29. I got my 2nd vaccine. most of the family had their shots. :)

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  30. I'm happy that last weekend, I got to see family that I haven't seen in over 3 years!

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  31. I'm leaving for Spain next week to visit my brother and his family who live over there. Vaccinated persons from the US can now enter Spain starting this Monday, June 7. I got the vaccine back in April. I was supposed to go over there last summer, but when the pandemic started I had to cancel the plane tickets.

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    1. Glad you are finally getting to go! We had to cancel our vacation about 3 times last year due to the pandemic. It's great to finally be able to get out in the world again!

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  32. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Do you mean to write this blog post? It took me about 5 - 10 minutes =P

      Ha, but seriously, I am not a writer. I don't have the talent for it.

      What makes you happy?

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  33. My mom is doing so much better after her shoulder surgery.

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  34. Snuggling with my new Pug puppy makes me soooooo happy.

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  35. Looking at all the pretty flowers I planted makes me happy.

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  36. I am thankful that my best friend moved back to Oklahoma last week!

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  37. Getting the vaccine for our family.

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  38. I repainted my cabin. Hard work but it looks fab!

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  39. Finally getting my hair done. Spending the weekend with my 4yo nephew. And planning a trip to the beach for my Mom's birthday at the end of the month. Our first getaway in a looooong time! :)

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    1. I've been meaning to get my hair done for awhile now, but I always put it off, lol.

      Have fun spending time with your family and at the beach!

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  40. Were redoing our flower garden and it looks great so far.

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  41. I'm going to be a great-aunt again soon.

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  42. The school year is almost over!!

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    1. My kids just finished up last week. As a homeschool mom, I think I was more excited than them that the school year was over, haha.

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  43. It is too hot to be outside, so I am inside staying cool with AC and catching up on my reading!

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    1. I hear you! It's extremely hot and humid here. I melt every time I go out, haha.

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  44. Grandkids just finished school with high honors and grades. What a year for all of them. So Proud.

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    1. Oh wow, that is awesome! I'd be proud too! Congrats to your grandkids. =)

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  45. I am so happy now that I can get back to my volunteer work.
    The pandemic has so interfered with it.

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  46. Visiting my Michigan grandkids & daughters!

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    1. That sounds exciting! Hope you have a lovely time. =)

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  47. Getting to spend more quality time with my family and friends!

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  48. Visiting with old friends is something that has made me happy lately.
    Heather

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  49. My dog finally got approved for a clinical trial for a gene therapy treatment and I'm happy that she might get cured of her diabetes.

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    1. That's awesome! I hope it works. Dogs are my favorite <3

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  50. Awesome giveaway thank you so much for the opportunity! ❤️

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    1. You're welcome <3 What is something that makes you happy?

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    2. My husband and my kids and of course reading! How bout you?

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    3. Probably that I'm getting to get away for a night. =) I love staying in hotels. =)

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    4. Me too! I’m due for a vacation!

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    1. Good luck! What is something that makes you happy?

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  52. That I am 30 weeks pregnant this week

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  53. I got to finally spend time with my family, especially my grandbabies. I miss them so much 😭😔😭😔

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    1. I'm glad you got to finally spend time with them. <3

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  54. I got to spend time with my daughter and her family

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  55. So happy my kids are home from college!

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  56. Getting to see my grandchildren makes me happy.

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    1. I love going on vacation, but my bank account does not like me going, haha.

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  58. I was recently laid off of my job two weeks ago. Granted, I am feeling extremely stressed out and unsure of my current situation but I have really enjoyed being home and spending extra time with my daughter while I have been looking for another job online. Having the unexpected extra time off has been nice because I don't get to spend much time at home and seeing my daughter smile, makes my heart so happy :)

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    1. Like they say, "every cloud has a silver lining." =) Hopefully you can find a new job soon though. Being laid off sucks =(

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  59. I am a breakfast server, at a family hotel and restaurant, I have worked here for over 10 years and last year was not nice to us server,s but in the last month things have turned around. Things are returning back to normal and I couldn't be Happier.

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    1. I can imagine =( I'm glad things are finally looking up for the hotel and restaurant industry. So many people were laid off or had their hours cut back a lot back when it got bad =(

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  60. Hiking in the warm, summer weather.

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    1. I can't do the warm weather. I just about die, haha. Of course, where I live, the humidity is about 100% each day, so I also get really sticky and sweaty as soon as I open my door =/

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  61. I took a mental health day this past Friday & got to see my boyfriend for lunch...I was estactic.

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    1. I think more people would be better off if they took more mental health days a year <3

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  62. We've been having some electricity problems lately, and I'm so happy to say that as of last night, it was fixed!!

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    1. Glad it was fixed. Electricity problems are annoying!

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  63. Happy that my family are doing well.

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  64. I try to stay in a happy zone always. One thing that makes me happy daily is my husband because he is so good to me.

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  65. I'm happy to discover that it's World Chocolate Day - guilt-free today!

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  66. I am happy that my cat had a great check-up from the vet. She's 17 years old.

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    1. That is good news indeed <3 May she live many more years. Pets are family <3

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  67. My cat Fred makes me happy- we're living in a motel, but we have our love.

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  68. The sunny weather! I've been going on daily jobs in the morning too. Love summer!

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  69. I am happy that all my blood work came back "normal".

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  70. My kids and my cat make me happy!
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  71. I saw my cousin recently who I haven't seen in 2 years.

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