I've had a few emails and questions raised about giveaway week, so I'll try to address them below.
1) You do NOT have to be a blogger to enter this week's giveaways; unfortunately, you do have to live in the contiguous United States unless otherwise stated. PLEASE don't feel silly entering multiple times and/or for every giveaway if it interests you! In the past I've "worried" a sponsoring blogger would think I'm kinda pathetic if I entered a giveaway a bunch or visited e.v.e.r.y. day if they hosted a week of prizes. But the truth is, I'm too busy to notice AND the times I've won giveaways were when I entered multiple times. When you use Random Integer Generator (or I assume Rafflecopter, since this is my first time), your odds of winning ARE improved with multiple entries–it's a numbers game.
2) Speaking of Rafflecopter, it simplifies the entry process once you get the hang of it. BUT…based on feedback, some of you aren't entering because of it. What say YOU: Keep Rafflecopter or go with traditional commenting for all entries (PLEASE share your thoughts in comments! I really want to hear from you!).
3) All contributors this week are supporting my 50th Birthday Blog Bash out of their sweet spirit of generosity. I am not being compensated for featuring any of my good-hearted supporters, nor is it a shameless attempt to drive traffic (though I'm thankful for it). I am using affiliate links because doing so is savvy blogging practice; plus, it's an easy way to direct interested readers to the products associated with them.
4) BIG THANKS to those of you who are sharing daily posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (or wherever else you might be, especially if you share your blogging space with my 50thBBB! Be sure to let me know so I can thank you properly). I'm genuinely grateful for this small way you are celebrating life with me, and I hope to deflect the light onto those who are making this week a whole lot of work FUN for me!
Got any more questions? Ask away!