Monday, July 20, 2009

Giveaway!

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Yes, it may seem a little Spice Girl-ish to have a "girl power" giveaway, but I thought it was the only appropriate thing to call it since I wanted this giveaway to be all about celebrating being a woman and empowering other women and girls. Lately I've been thinking of how lucky I am to be a girl when I think about all the women throughout history we have to look up to: Mother Theresa, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Princess Diana, Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Jane Goodall, Rosa Parks, and Florence Nightingale to name a few. Women that were strong, caring, determinded, and passionate... who changed the way the world preceived women, who pushed the limits of what women could do, and who changed the world, and history, for the better. Inspiring, right? So now for the free stuff! This giveaway includes:

- A journal with paper made from 100% recycled fibers and printed with nontoxic soy-based ink
- Physicians Formula Organic Wear lipgloss
- A bracelet made of recycled newspaper, handmade by women in India from Wellpaper

Here's how to enter:

--Leave a comment telling me what female inspires you! They can be famous, not famous, a friend, family member, teacher, stranger... whoever! Make sure to leave your name and email address if it isn't posted on your blog, or if you don't have a blog.

-- You can also post this giveaway on your blog or twitter, send me the link in a seperate comment and you'll be entered TWICE!

you have until SUNDAY JULY 26th at midnight to enter! A winner will be picked at random and announced on Monday!

AND! For every entry I receive, I will donate $1 to The Girl Effect. Don't know what The Girl Effect is? You can go to the website girleffect.org or watch the video below:



Pretty awesome, right? It gives me chills everytime I watch it, knowing that us girls can change the world. So stand up and feel empowered, and let's help our fellow females be the change we so desperately need! And remember what Faith Whittlesey said, "Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels."

37 comments :

  1. Oh cool thanks for hosting another giveaway. I am really inspired by many, but off the top I will say Drew Barrymore, how she turned her life around after being a rebellious child and teen, is a fabulous actress and is successful behind the scenes as well.

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  2. Such a great giveaway! I love that you are donating to such a worthy cause as well. Honestly, my mother is who inspires me the most. If my life can be at all as successful & lovely as hers has been, then I will be a happy, happy girl!

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  3. What a great blog! I would love to add one another as followers. Just our trying to network with other creative souls, artists, and designers!

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  4. This is a fantastic giveaway! There are so many inspiring women, that it's hard to choose just one. I realize that everyone else will say the same thing, but my mom's love and compassion for others is very inspiring to me.

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  5. Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway! While she may not be everyone's personal favorite, she certainly wasn't mine at first, Hillary Clinton is a huge inspiration for me. She could have gone off into the sunset as a former first lady and she no. She went on to forge her own career and that's inspiring to me.

    geezla@yahoo.com

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  8. This is amazing. My voice teacher, Jen Bollinger amazed me. She gave me sage advice, saying that we're only given what we can handle. I try to believe that everyday...even when I feel like I'm drowning.

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  9. I love your giveaways! Awesome stuff but socially conscious too. I'm so inspired by my college roommate. She is someone who never stops giving back or thinking of others before herself. I strive to be more like her everyday.

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  10. Blogged here at http://lilygrass.blogspot.com/2009/07/le-quaintrelle-giveaway.html

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  11. Oh Miss Emily Fontaine, how I love this entry. :) I had to comment. My pick is Jessica Valenti. Her book Full Frontal Feminism changed my life, for lack of space to go further into it. Her blog is www.feministing.com. She's going to be one of those names our children will see on lists of women who have gone down in history for good change.

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  12. Yay giveaways! My pick would be my mom. She is so supportive and always upbeat- it's hard to be in a bad mood around here. I wish I could carry that spirit around with me everywhere.
    my email: jade.broadus@gmail.com
    soulfishing.tumblr.com

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  13. I would have to say Helen Keller was the most inspirational woman that I've come across. She beat so many odds with the help of her teacher, and was able to help so many deaf/blind/mute children in her lifetime. I've looked up to her since I was 8 and read her biography. Thanks for spreading the word for girleffect.org.

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  14. Awesome giveaway! I would have to go old school and say that Jane Austen is my inspiration. She was way before her time (in terms of female empowerment and independence).

    Breanna
    Adoredesignstudio@gmail.com

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  15. I love this giveaway... thanks so much for having it. It is awesome when you can give back to such a great cause too! Great for you! My grandmother inspires me. She didnt have it easy, but she knows how it is to fight for what you; yet still stand on your own two feet. I inspire to be a strong and as kind as she is.

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  16. http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a wonderful giveaway, but better yet, the reason behind it. It may sound rather cliche, but my mother definitely inspires me. She is just like her mom, my grandmother, in that she never hesitates to be giving to others. Sometimes I don't think she takes the time for herself that she needs to, but she always is happy with what she's doing, and who she's doing it for. I hope one day I can be as giving and strong and kind-hearted as she is, especially once I have a family.

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  18. My younger sisters inspire me. All three of them. I'm the oldest, but I know I have so much I can learn from them. They're all strong and independent and intelligent. My sisters are awesome.

    doahleigh.com

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  19. what a great contest, I love reading all of the comments! the person that inspires me the most is my Mother, she raised me, my brother, and my sister (who has severe autism and developmental disorders) all on her own and managed to get us all out the door on time every morning! she encourages me to push myself, and to strive for what I want.

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  20. The most inspirational woman in my life today is my boss, Amy Levine. She started the Rape Prevention Center at UC San Francisco (the 2nd largest employer in San Francisco)back in 1979, which became the Women's Resource Center, and is now the Center for Gender Equity (CGE). While at UCSF Amy has been a strong advocate for women, and particularly women of color who fall through the cracks of professional advancement. Amy is devoted to diversity, equity, and upward mobility, and always strives to help those who need it. Not only has Amy accomplished so many wonderful things for women at UCSF, she does so with humor and warmth. She is my mentor first, my friend second, and my boss third.

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  21. http://brightsidedweller.blogspot.com/2009/07/le-quaintrelle-giveaway.html

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  22. Wow this is awesome!

    I have to say the woman that inspires me the most is my grandmother, who raised technically single handed 8 children and through good and bad she always has a smile on her face, she's the sweetest most loving and caring woman and she gave me my mom! :D

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  23. Posted on twitter:

    Head over to Le Quaintrelle for the latest #giveaway http://tinyurl.com/nqz9ve

    @pritzy

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  24. Alright, so I'm not going to say my mom. :) Although she's great..

    I think that Elizabeth Blackwell is amazing. She was the first female physician in the United States. She was socially ostracized, harrassed, and spit on in public for following her dream of becoming a doctor. But she finished her education and lead the way for others to follow. I think this is a great example of "the girl effect".

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  25. Lovely blog, and fantastic video. Of all the amazing women in history, it's difficult to choose, but I do think Eleanor Roosevelt is amazing. She used her position as first lady in the best way possible, by showing women that they could change conditions for the better and by advocating universal health care and education. Though she was not afraid to disagree with her husband's policies, she kept an elegant, classy profile her entire run as first lady.

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  26. What a great giveaway! The Girl Effect is a great cause and I hope more people become aware and involved. It alone is inspiring.

    My aunt is definitely my favorite inspiring woman. She is a strong, independent person and is a great role model for her daughters and all the women in her life!

    missmelissa33@gmail.com

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  27. http://lovelyinspiration.blogspot.com/2009/07/girl-effect.html

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  28. What a great contest!

    So, of course I want to say my Mom, but she already knows that she inspires me!

    After that, I would have to say my very best friend. She moved from Missouri to Switzerland with her family for a few years after graduating high school and pretty much lost all contact with everyone, including me. After getting a letter in the mail from her one summer I was home from college and rekindling our friendship, she made the move to Springfield, MO to go to school with me! All by herself and not knowing a soul besides me--her best friend from high school who she hadn't seen in years! That took a lot of courage and guts, and I don't know if I could ever do that! She has definitely taught me to be fearless!

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  29. what a great giveaway idea!! hmm who inspires me? I'll have to say my mum as she's one tough woman who's been through a lot, but she's always sacrificing for others and pouring out love and support and being there for me and my family.

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  30. This is really awesome and inspiring. What a fabulous and important cause.

    A woman that I think is really inspiring is Rachel Carson. Not only did she write about environmental issues that had previously been un-addresed, but she did it in the face of men who didn't give her any credit as a writer or a journalist. Her vision and her perseverance make me psyched to go out and change the world.

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  31. Like many people who have commented, I learned the meaning of "girl power" from my mother. An Air Force brat herself, when my family had to move every two years as I grew up she reminded me, "Home isn't a house - it's where your family is." She has taught me when to bite my tongue and when to speak my mind. She never gave up on me even when I was gripped by an eating disorder, and would call me at school just to remind me that it was ok to eat. She showed me that being beautiful isn't about what the mirror reflects but how people react to you. I aspire to have people think half as highly of me as I do of my mother.

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  32. Thank you for doing this giveaway. I have never heard of the girl effect before but seeing the clip made me very interested. A women that inspires me is my mom she has raised me and my 3 siblings and had not a lot of money to buy fancy clothes, or to take us to places but every field trip that she took us was amazing we walked for miles to get to the beach, but on the way to the beach we took a break and she would pulled these amazing pancakes she made at 4 am in the morning. She made each one of us feel special , that is why me and my brothers think she is the best mom in the whole Universe. Her cooking is delicious she makes everything from the scratch, she knows how to make the food taste even better and every time she comes up with a new different to make things interesting . Although I moved away from the Caribbean, I talk to her daily for inspiration and advice or to cry when I get homesick. She has taught me how to love and forgive, to respect other and to treat people equally, and to help others and that I can do anything or be anything in this World. More than anything she taught me to be a humble person.
    Now that she is a grandma age 65 she continues to be the the same loving person, my children adore her, she is the person I aspire to be .

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  33. I'm finding so many great blogs since I started my own!
    My mother is definately my inspiration. She's my rolemodel and my best friend!

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  34. My grandmother "Buck" was such a wonderful, caring, loving person. One reason I wanted to be a mother was so that I could hopefully one day be a grandmother, like her

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  35. Awesome giveaway!
    I'm so glad I found you again. I saw your blog a while ago, and had forgotten the name and have been trying to find you for weeks. Hooray!
    My mother is an inspiration - she raised me on her own, sent me to private school, worked full time and was a successful athlete all at the same time! And she gave me the greatest amount of love and laughter throughout my childhood, and continues to be one of my best friends.

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  36. My inspiration for creativity, crafting and decorating...is my mother. I also admire and find inspiration from the WASPs of WWII... (women air service pilots)... who were unbelievably courageous, pioneers for women in both general and military aviation... and had a commitment to service for their country.

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