Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oct. 8th: One Year!!


We're celebrating End of the Matter's 1st Blog Anniversary!!

with a giveaway............  and not just one!!  Four!!!

First, here's some fun stats-

End of the Matter's audience includes:




United States
-8,682


Canada
-197


United Kingdom-
185


New Zealand-
108


Germany
-87


Malaysia-
31


Italy-
29


Australia
-28


Netherlands-
23


Russia-
23
The page with the most hits is About Us. Hmm... the one we never update!
The page with the least hits is Extra.
Our number one traffic source is Raising Home Makers and since End of the Matter was first put online, we've had over 9,600 page views!  Praise the Lord!
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Now the giveaways!!  :)


This time instead of doing a giveaway, we are blessed to be able to actually host it! 


#1: Our first donator is Laura of Along for the Ride.  She makes some lovely little accessories...


Pink Rose Hair Pins

Necklaces...

For this giveaway, Laura has kindly donated a pair of bias tape rosette earrings in the winners choice of color:


Aren't they lovely??

#2: Next is Jordan who's Etsy Shop is called Stay At Home Daughter (we love that name!!).  She creates fun dresses for 18in. dolls and clotheslines for dolls.  :)  Here are some of her adorable products:



Doll Dress


The adorable clothing line!!
For this giveaway Jordan is so sweet to donate one of her clothesline/clothespin combinations (see picture above).

#3: Last, but not least, a mother and daughter duo of Deus Filia.


They make soap.........


And these too cute hair clips!!
For this giveaway they have sweetly donated: COMING SOON!


#4: are the "Seven Sisters" (and of course this is another name we love!!).  They enjoy sewing, needlecrafts, drawing, and photography.  Their Etsy shop is called Farmgirl Treasures  and here are a few of their treasures!  :)
Lovely Stationary


Beautiful Tatted Bookmark~
For this giveaway the Seven Sisters have kindly donated a set of coordinating mini notebooks:
60 sheets~120 pages each ~ Measures 4-1/2" X 3-1/4" each ~ Covers are removable


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Now for the rules and regulations..............  :)


MANDATORY ENTRY (1 point): Comment and tell us how your found our blog.  If you don't have a blog by which we can contact you through...  please leave an email address.


&


CHECK OUT : each of the donators' sites {links above} and tell us what product of their is your favorite! 


FOLLOW "END OF THE MATTER" (1 points): Either through Google Friends Connect or by Email.  If you already do, that counts too!  Comment and let us know that you are following.


RE-SHARE this giveaway (2 points): Blog it, Buzz it, Facebook it, Google+ it, or Tweet it, and let us know that you did!  {for those who do not have one of the networks listed above~ email 5 friends and let us know that you did.

BONUS (1 point): Since we're simply dieing to know...  How did you find our blog?  :)

Leave a separate comment for each thing you do.


-The Giveaway runs from Oct. 8th to Oct. 15th at 12:00 pm PST.
-The winners will have 24 hours to claim there prize~ otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
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Have Fun!!

78 comments:

Cassie said...

I found your blog through the CollegePlus! forums! :)

I live in California, USA.

Cassie said...

I love this necklace from Along for the Ride:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81208440/garden-rose-necklace-off-white

Cassie said...

I follow your blog!

sarahplainandtall said...

Hello Strang girls!

Thanks for letting me know about your blog give away!

Oh, and I emailed 5 friends about your giveaway!

Jessica said...

Well, lets see. 4 years ago I watched a movie that was entered in a video contest. At the end of it they had their blog link. I typed it in, visited, left them a comment, and that was the start of a wonderful friendship. Soon we started corresponding with "real" mail. Then they adopted and we shared email information. Then they started a new blog called End of the Matter Sisters. They posted about it on their original blog and we joined!

That's how we found you!!!!

I'm up to 2 points!

1 for entering. 1 for telling you how I found you!

Jessica

Jessica said...

I already follow you. Can that count as my 3 point? or 3rd entry?

Love, Jess

Miss Antoinette K. said...

How exciting!!! All of the items are simply lovely and would love to win any of them! :)

I found your blog through Miss Shiloh who is a sweet friend of mine, and apart of this lovely site and live in Southern CA!

Hope you have a great turnout and plan on passing this along for sure!

Much love and blessings,

Miss Antoinette

Miss Antoinette K. said...

I follow your site! :)

Miss Antoinette

Miss Antoinette K. said...

Just shared it on FB and will be e-mailing some friends shortly! :)

Miss Antoinette

Miss Antoinette K. said...

I love the aprons and journals and stationary the seven sister's Etsy shop sells! They are so pretty!

Miss Antoinette

Source of Joy said...

WAIT! The Strang Girls?!?! Woah! I've been looking for a way to contact you all for years. Ever since I met you at Speech and Debate and again at the Christian Heritage Conference.

I'm not joining the giveaway since I can't see any of the pictures due to technical and unsolvable computer problems.

I found you through Sarahplainandtall! Thanks Sarah!!!

In Christ,
Abigail D.

P.S. I don't give my full name and info over the internet mostly. You can find me at my blog I think. www.servantofjoy.blogspot.com

Samantha R. said...

I believe I found your blog through Sarah and KBR but I'm not 100% sure on that...

Mary Beth said...

I believe I found your blog on your About Me page on FSATAT.

I live in Missouri, USA

Mary Beth said...

I follow your blog!

Mary Beth said...

My favorites were the rose hairpins from alongfortheride and the stationery from farmgirl treasures...so feminine and pretty.:)

Mary Beth said...

I emailed 5 friends.

Mary Beth said...

Shiloh knows my email address:)

Shelbi said...

I found this blog through your family's blog, Ebenezer Forest Farm. Thanks for the giveaway!

I live in East Texas, U.S. :)

Shelbi said...

I am already a follower!

Bekah said...

I found your blog through you, although I can't quite remember how we met, Shiloh! :)

This giveaway is lovely! :D

Oh and I am from Canada, in case you forgot. ;)

Bekah said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71877380/just-rosy-pendant-necklace-pale-pink This is my favorite thing from the shop, although all the things from "Along for the Ride" are lovely!

Bekah said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76787480/clothesline-24-and-clothespin-8-314-set These are so cute from "Stay At Home Daughter"!

Bekah said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77727267/handmade-pink-flowered-hair-clip These clips are so adorable from "Dues Filias"! :D

Bekah said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67573499/lilac-garden-stationery-free-shipping Love this stationary!

I won some stationary made by "Farm Girls" and it's lovely!

Bekah said...

I follow your blog via email! :)

Bekah said...

I tweeted about it at: www.twitter.com/Miss_Mousie

Stephanie said...

I found you through my friend Sarah Holston. :) I am from Washington State. You can contact me through either of my blogs: www.thekingsbookworm.blogspot.com (my word blog)

www.tkb-stephanie.blogspot.com (my photography blog)

~Stephanie

Stephanie said...

I follow you now. :)

Stephanie said...

I really love Along for the Ride's Chrysanthemum Pendant Necklace. And I love all of Farmgirl Treasures products... so pretty! :)

Stephanie said...

I posted about it: http://thekingsbookworm.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaways-again.html

Neps said...

I found you blog by going through "The King's Bookworm" blog..
and I'm from California.

My blog: www.myheartssalvation.blogspot.com

-Neftali T.

Neps said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82709663/peony-pendant-necklace-green?ref=pr_shop

This necklace from "Along for the Ride"'s is so cute and beautiful!

Neps said...

I follow you now!

Neps said...

I Shared you link on Twitter!
http://twitter.com/#!/ifonlyforYou

Neps said...

And I shared it on Facebook :)

Neps said...

The Secret Garden Stationary (Stationery?) from the Farmgirl Treasures page is gorgeous and amazingly cute and lovely

Neps said...

And now I have buzzed it on Gmail!

Neps said...

I did a post about it!
http://myheartssalvation.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway-end-of-matter.html

CreativityStartsHere said...

i found your blog from your google profile. :) I live in TX. :)

~Johanna Kautt

CreativityStartsHere said...

My fave item from Along for the Ride: http://www.etsy.com/listing/81132049/fabric-covered-button-necklace-choose

~Johanna

CreativityStartsHere said...

Fave item from StayAtHomeDaughter-- the Blue Star Doll Maxidress.

~Johanna

CreativityStartsHere said...

Fave item from Deus Filia: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77729639/handmade-autumn-colored-fabric-yo-yo

~Johanna

CreativityStartsHere said...

Fave item from Seven Sisters: http://www.etsy.com/listing/39764757/for-tornado-victims-100-profit-to

~Johanna

CreativityStartsHere said...

I follow you via GFC!

~Johanna

CreativityStartsHere said...

i blogged about it here: http://creativity-starts-here.blogspot.com/2011/10/two-headbands-giveaway.html

~Johanna

Carrie said...

Hello!

I think I have visited your blog before, but this time, I got a link from Sarah (sarahplainandtall). I am from the U.S.

My blog address is awritingmaiden.blogspot.com

-Carrie

Carrie said...

I follow your blog now!

Carrie said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog. http://awritingmaiden.blogspot.com/2011/10/end-of-matter-giveaway.html

Carrie said...

I found your blog through sarahplainandtall. I think I have visited it before though...

I thought I'd point out, that you have it set up where we tell you twice how we found your blog. Didn't know if that was on purpose or not...

Carrie said...

From Seven Sisters, I like the "Cute-As-A-Button Green Layered Flower" and their stationary.

Carrie said...

From Deus Filia, I like the "Homemade Twin Pink Flower Glycerin Soap".

Carrie said...

From Stay at Home Daughter, I like the wooden hand-painted clothespins.

Carrie said...

From Along for the Ride, I like the "Daisy Bouquet Hair Pin Set- Gray and Mint" and the Daisy Earings (celery color).

End of the Matter said...

@ Jessica~ Yep, that counts. :)

@Abigail~ That's so neat! We finally figured out who you were. :)

@Carrie~ Thank you for letting us know~ we fixed it. :) And I'm pretty sure we've come across your blog as well. It sounds familiar!

AmandaJoy said...

For a moment I had to think about how I found your blog..then it popped into my mind! Buzz! :)

I loved Along for the Ride, her shop is so cute! I love fabric flowers and things of the sort, I enjoy making them, too!
Since I'm on Etsy, I hearted her shop right away. :)

I love the pretty note books/journals that Farm Girl Treasures..lovely!

Amanda B.
(The Amanda you know on Buzz).

AmandaJoy said...

I buzzed about it!

Amanda B.

AmandaJoy said...

Oh, I see I have made a mistake..the note books I liked are by Seven Sisters..sorry!

Gabrielle Hellwig said...

Shiloh kindly sent me her blog address and I've loved perusing it ever since!

Gabrielle Hellwig said...

I'm following your blog!

Gabrielle Hellwig said...

My favorite item from Along for the Ride is the Red Princess Rose Necklace!

Gabrielle Hellwig said...

I really love all the bright hand-painted clothespins from Stay at Home Daughter!

Gabrielle Hellwig said...

I love the pink flower soaps from Deus Filia!

Gabrielle Hellwig said...

I love the Secret Garden Stationery set from Farmgirl Treasures!

Gabrielle Hellwig said...

And for the bonus point, Shiloh shared her blog with me and I found it that way! :)

Alli said...

I found your blog through Giveaways Galore! Cute giveaway items :)

alli@santel.net

♥Alli

Alli said...

I just love teh notebooks from Seven Sister! SO cute!!!

alli@santel.net

Alli

Alli said...

LOL I FOUND YOUR BLOG THROUGH GIVEAWAYS GALORE!!! My sister Dodi told me about it ;))

Dodi said...

I found your blog through Giveaways Galore:)
♥dodi♥
http://howhelovesusdodi.blogspot.com/

Dodi said...

I did a post about your giveaway!
Here is my blog address~
http://howhelovesusdodi.blogspot.com/
God bless~
Dodi♥

Dodi said...

Ummm, i found your blog through Giveaways galore:)
♥dodi♥

Dodi said...

My favoreit item at Farmgirl Treasures is the Pink pressed flower stationary:)
♥dodi♥

Dodi said...

My fav thing by Deus Filia is the Handmade pink flowered hairclip:)
♥dodi♥

Dodi said...

My fav from stay at home daughter is the clothes pins:)
♥dodi♥

Dodi said...

My fav thing at along for the ride is the Princess Rose pendant necklace;0
♥dodi♥

Alli said...

Hey Im back on to add some more entries ;)
My fav "along for the ride"item is the pink garden rose earrings!
Alli

Alli said...

My fav from Stay at Home Daughter are the clothespins ;)
Alli

Alli said...

My fav item from the Deus Filia is the Handmade Green Flower Hair clip!
Alli

Alli said...

My fav item from Farmgirls Treasures is the Secret Garden Stationary. Its SO pretty!! :)
Alli