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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nobody Asked Me! First Edition/Giveaway

As it turns out, writing a conversational editorial type post is so frickin frackin hard!! And not hard in a good way!! So I totally bailed on my first post, which was supposed to be last week. So let's try this again this week! And actually, I'm going to keep this short and simple - and relative to the giveaway! 

Recently I was running low on swag to giveaway. I put the call out. And bloggers and authors alike responded with the most awesome stuff!! So I would like to thank Anna from Herding Cats and Burning Soup for sending me the most insane box of swag I've seen in a while! Seriously, she is beyond cool and her website is effing fantastic. So go check her out! I'd also like to thank Megan from Riverina Romantics, who has been a constant source of swag and has really donated so many things time and time again to these giveaways that I could never say thank you enough! I've also received some wicked awesome stuff from Felicity Heaton. Felicity always comes through with some majorly awesome stuff! She's sent in calendars, ink pens, bracelets, and more trading cards and book marks than you can shake a stick at! Next I got some awesome stuff from Eden Summers, whose book I just reviewed yesterday! So if you haven't checked that out, you should. There is also a giveaway on that post, so be sure to enter that HERE. And then, if that wasn't enough I got some stuff in the mail from Jennifer James - also reviewed and guest posted this week - with a giveaway! Wait! There is so much more! JJ Bonds, author of the Crossroads Academy series also came through with some more fantasticness! 
  
This week's swag giveaway also includes stuff from Cassandra Carr, Ashlyn Chase, Gabrielle Bisset, CJ Ellison, Mandy M. Roth, Cherry Adair, Carrie Ann Ryan, Kallysten and way more! So much that I couldn't even fit it all into the picture! See?!?


So that makes me wonder - what is your favorite swag to get?  Do you like bookmarks?  Buttons? Trading cards, stickers, ink pens, lip balm, key chains or any of the other bazillion options there are?  Personally, one of my favorites is magnets.  I am slowly but surely on a mission to cover my whole fridge.  

I'm also curious - how do you keep your swag?  I know some people keep it in binders, boxes, envelopes... Do you cherish it and look at it all the time?  I think I am going to go the binder route, but then that doesn't give me a solution for all of the pens, buttons, and other gadget type things I get.  So I am definitely interested in how you keep yours - give me some ideas!

So that's it.  I have a whole page in my notebook of ideas of what to write for these posts - and I'm struck silent with blogger block.  So please allow me to ease into this!  Funny, I usually can't shut up, until I need to speak and then its like the blogging gods have slapped the duct tape on my mouth.  *sigh*  That's just the way the cookie crumbles, right?  

Love and Candy
Liz

(PS, the giveaway is International and will end on Wednesday. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification!)


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32 comments:

  1. Woot! Yay on your first post!! Easing in is always okay :)


    I love swag all together like that. It's just so pretty. My favorites to get are lip balm and pens since I'll actually use both, ya know? Post its are good too. All of my swag just gets put in a box in my closet. Haven't figured out a good way to do it yet but I'm liking the binder idea!


    Is that a Fictional Candy bumper sticker?

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  2. Liz @ Fictional CandyFebruary 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Hey Anna! Actually, no, its a rack card. I Smell Sheep gave me the awesome idea of duplicating my design on rack cards - and then you cut them, get twice the amount of bookmarks. BUT the first time I ordered them I forgot to double it and got these extra large cards lol. But as it turns out, I love em big! LOL that sounded bad.


    Post its is a good idea! I might have to look into that one ;) My stuff is in a box too, but I think I am going the binder route. Dollar Tree has them usually, so it would be pretty easy :)

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  3. I love swag. I enjoy trading cards and pens and bookmarks and cover flats. I enjoy them all.

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  4. I love swag! I use the pens and keep them in a pretty tumbler on my bookshelf right where they're handy. Bookmarks, trading cards and such I put in a photo album where you just slide them inside a pocket. They're easy to flip through and to show off. And easy to find one when you want to share with a friend!

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  5. I love buttons, pens, gorgeous cover flats and bookmarks! Thanks so much!

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  6. i love swags. bookmarks, rtc, gorgeus cover flats. like to collect them
    thanks for the chance :)


    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I like bookmarks, pens, highlighters, tote bags and chapticks :) They are cute and handy.

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  8. I love bookmarks, pens, pins and totes, but my favourites are the unusual things like soaps, toys and charms etc.

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  9. Christina K. in the rafflecopter


    Definitely bookmarks and magnets. But even little unusual things like charms that are specific to the story.


    Thank you:)

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  10. Anything that's signed really. I keep all my swag in a Smashbook, kind of like a scrap book but for stuff like pens and buttons, I have a pretty little wooden box I keep those in. All the swag I get is precious to me so I don't let too many people handle it.

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  11. I am a total sticker junkie. I put it in boxes but I need to think of a more creative idea how to display swag.

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  12. I love swag! My favorites are magnets, pens and bookmarks.
    I usually store it all together in a box.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I like something original. I've gotten a lot of bookmarks and I can only use so many!! I literally received one swag pack that had 50 bookmarks in it. 50!?! What am I gonna do with that many bookmarks??
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Mestith at gmail dot com

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  14. I love all kinds of swag but my favorites are probably things that I can actually use: pens, post-its, chap stick, wrist bands, etc. Right now, I have it in boxes but I really need to figure out a way to display it more. If you organize it in a binder, I would love to see pictures to give me ideas :)

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  15. i like that are useful and/or pretty/yummy. I love stickers and magnets and buttons and story specific items of all sorts. I have gotten some giant swag packs with more giant papery things and that was a little hard to find a place for. I have a ton of bookshelves so i like to display my book swag on those. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. I like them all!! I like bookmarks, pens, and magnets. I love to read book with different bookmarks :)

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  17. I love swag, especially when it matches the book and characters. keychains,wristbands,charms and such are great things to get.

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  18. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Now keychains and charms is something I haven't seen too much of until recently, but I'm really liking the few that I have seen! :)

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  19. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    My favorite is magnets, so easy to stick somewhere so I can see them all the time! :)

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  20. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Oooh, yummy - that's something I haven't seen too much of. I Smell Sheep is really good for adding yummy treats to theirs! :)

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  21. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    I love pens quite a bit - but I get scared using them! Like in my mind I think, "oh no, I'll use it and it will run out of ink - and then I have a dead pen!" LOL. I think that's my own issue though haha

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  22. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I give away tons of bookmarks lol. They are the easiest to get printed up, I think. I like when they are signed though, it adds a little something special.

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  23. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I'm boxing it now too, but I have some ideas in the works...

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  24. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Stickers, eh? Do you stick them or just keep them? I've received a few, but not tons. But there are some cool ones out there!

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  25. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    A smashbook? Is that like those black and white books from back in the day? Or maybe I'm dating myself here lol. I love signed stuff too!

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  26. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Yay team magnets! LOL. I like anything unusual that I get, it makes it stand out to me.

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  27. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    oooh! Soaps! That would be awesome, but another thing I would hate to actually use. But if it smells good, I bet it would make a really cute display. I bet Etsy would have some terrific soap ideas... you might have just given me an idea!

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  28. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    oooh, I LOVE totebags!! They are so far and few between them, but I am a total bag addict!!

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  29. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I have a few cover flats, but I don't know what to do with them!! I guess just put them in a binder for display?

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  30. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    I love trading cards, it takes me back to being a kid when I would collect different kinds lol. Like a mission to find all of the characters!

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  31. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 5, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    me too! I swear, half of it is probably just cause I love getting mail LOL

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  32. I love practical swag that I can use. Pens, lip balm, bookmarks, t-shirts and my personal favorite Coffee Mugs!

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