S.W.A.K. Carnival {Door Prize Preview}

{Please read this post to the end so you can find out how to get an extra chance to win one of the following awesome giveaways}


The kissing is going well.


That's about all you'll get from me.

My lips are sealed.

I'm so excited about the S.W.A.K. Carnival that starts tomorrow (Wednesday) . Don't forget to get your post ready to link up. There aren't many rules. It just needs to honor your hubby in honor of Valentine's Day.

You can add the button if you'd like to your post. Please link back to my blog so your readers can participate. You don't have to have a blog to participate, you can share in the comment section:

Please take a minute today and go visit these sites (you'll be glad you did...keep reading). I appreciate the generosity of these businesses/people and in return, I'd love for them to get a lot of new visitors! (U.S. Shipping is included for all winners).

With A Southern Flair-2 Monogrammed "His" & "Hers"
Hand towels (Value $20)

With A Southern Flair

From *Me Tees-Matching His/Hers
"My husband/wife Rocks" t-shirts (Value $42)

my husband rocks frommetees

Bid My Cleaning- $200 gift certificate for house,
carpet cleaning

BidMyCleaning.com - Your online marketplace for cleaning services

Sorme Lip Gloss-sponsored by PS He Loves You
(Value $10)

Sheila Wray Gregoire-author and speaker,
marriage audio downloads, "Honey I don't have a headache: Help for women who want to feel more in the mood" 45 min. (value $10 each) 2 copies

Pampering Beki- a beautiful hand-stamped silver 'Love' necklace (Value $23)

$20 gift certificate to a great Etsy store, Sarah's Blue Castle! Check out her fun items.

A Pair of Chic Bud Earphones with Swarovski crystals in a collectible tin (Value $45) Donated by The IE Mommy

4 Reluctant Entertainers is donating a copy of the book she co-authored "Married, but Not Engaged". You can read more here.

A beautiful Vintage Valentine Corsage from etsy store Decor To Adore.
(Value $14)

Here are a few more door prizes that were donated locally:

Heart Keepsake Box-Things Remembered (Value $25)
14k gold Heart earrings (Value $25); An Adorable Tote Bag-(Value $20)
Ring Watch by Jenni (Value $42), Ring Lipstick by Jenni (Value $22)
The best-selling book "The Love Dare" from the Fireproof movie (Value $15)
Awesome marriage book "Better Love Now! Making your Marriage a Lifelong Love Affair (Value $20)

And I'm very happy to announce that the S.W.A.K Carnival is being sponsored by The Date Night Planner. This is a very helpful tool to help you plan a fantastic date night with your sweetheart! Go try it!

Quickly plan your activities including:

    Dine Out: Choose a restaurant and make reservations
    Dine In: Add recipes and put together the perfect menu
    See a Movie: Get movie listings, local show times and buy tickets
    See a Show: Find concerts and events in your area
    Buy a Gift: Special occasion? Surprise your date with a present.
    Other Activities: Take a walk on the beach or go to a museum, quickly add any idea to the date planner.
    Click here for more.

The carnival will go live with Mr. Linky after 10 p.m. CST Tuesday night. This is your opportunity to link up a post honoring your hubby (however you interpret that). You will be eligible for the door prizes above by linking up.

The carnival continues on Thursday and Friday with some inspiring and informative posts on marriage. Door prizes will be given away on these days also. You are eligible for them, by simply leaving a comment. All winners will be announced on Valentine's Day.

So, you have a chance to win by either linking up (late Tuesday) Wednesday or leaving a comment on Thursday or Friday's post.

But you can earn an extra chance TODAY by visiting the door prizes above before the carnival begins. Please visit the stores and leave a comment and you'll get an extra door prize entry.


Kim said...

Not doin' any kissin' 'cuz I'm not married, but I know this...all that kissin' is paying you dividends! Case in point: Potty trained toddler! : )

Anonymous said...

Those rock! I visited every one. Thanks for doing this, Kristen!
(Hubs thanks you too!)
Be back later to link up!

Precision Quality Laser said...

Well I have kind of combined your challenge with the I Cor 7:5 Challenge...*grin* I'm amazed at how much fun and how close we have gotten. It is sad to see how much of each other we have been missing out on for so long. Can't wait to read the inspiring marriage material coming up!

I tried to go to all the doorprize sites and leave a comment but some of them didn't have a comment place. However, I did visit them all and they are lovely!

IE Mommy Blogger said...

This is going to be so much fun! Thanks for thinking up such a great idea. I'm looking forward to writing my post to honor my hubby. My site has my prize all listed...in fact I love giving away presents so much I had to add another. Swing by the IE Mommy and join the fun. This is great..Your site and blog ROCK....off to kiss my hubby (again!)

Jessica D. said...

I love the his and her My spouse Rocks T-shirts. Hope I win!!

marky said...

I LOVE the t-shirts.. what a great way to honor your spouse!

Cheryl said...

I really could use the cleaning service...lol. I also love the his/her tshirts. This is such a cool idea.

Unknown said...

I visited the sites, but thought I was supposed to comment here. I have been wanting one of the My Husband Rocks tees for awhile. Was waiting until I wasn't pregnant anymore or nursing (I'm coming up on 11 mo nursing, so the end *could* be near enough). The cleaning bid site is brilliant. The jewelry in both places darling. The glittery ear buds, chic! Can't wait to link up!

Jesica said...

How wonderful and generous you are! I loved the tee's and even if I don't win, may have to splurge on those. It has been fun having the "kissing challenge" and hope that it doesn't just last until valentines day, but all year long. Thanks for the incentive to honor my husband like he deserves.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to link up. Checked out the prizes...I would be happy with any of them!!!

JenT said...

They all look great.

Proud Mommy said...

This looks like too much fun!!!!

Heather said...

You have some great door prizes! I'm looking forward to tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Love the t-shirts! Those are precious! I will be linking up tonight.

Anonymous said...

Love the t-shirts! Those are precious! I will be linking up tonight.

Anonymous said...

Love the t-shirts! Those are precious! I will be linking up tonight.

Robin said...

I love the t-shirts! I wonder if Greg would actually wear it. I may just have to get them and find out!

Amy Anderson said...

awesome prizes!! who knew i could get rewarded for just loving my husband? i mean... well... you know... with prizes. this is awkward.

:) just kidding. have a good tuesday!

Kim H. said...

Very cool prizes - I'm so excited about this carnival!!

Courtney@Booksnboys said...

I'm chiming in with everyone else and saying the t-shirts are the COOLEST! I also really like IE Mommy's blog.
I am TOTALLY showing the Date Planner site to my hubby - he is always complaining we do the same old thing for date nights :)
I am REALLY excited for tonight's carnival...I stocked up on tissues just for it :)

Decor To Adore said...

I have sent you an email about another possible donation if you are interested.

Kristin said...

Love the doorprizes (I *need* those tshirts)!!

Kiy said...

I visited every one, but my ALL time fav ... BidClean. Totally cool. I need that and bookmarked it. Ya know, in case I don't win (hehe).

Cheers, Kiy

Anonymous said...

Love the prizes - especially the silver necklace. I'll be back to link up later tonight.

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Awesome. I'm so excited about this. I'm still working on my post..I've been battling a fever since Sunday.

Muthering Heights said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fro*Me tees!!! Whoo hoo!!!

DairyQueen said...

what great donors! I would LOVE the cleaning service (so would my husband and floors and bathrooms!). There's not one place I looked that didn't have terrific stuff!

I'm biding my time until link up time!

Crystal Rae said...

Lets get this carnival started! WHOOT! I LOVE MY HUSBAND~!

Natalie said...

i am so excited! i really hope i win something because all of the prizes are amazing!!! i commented on all of the blogs that you linked that had a place to comment. i think my favorites are the ear buds and the hubby/wife shirts!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Such exciting giveaways!!!!! Can't wait to get this party started! I just love it when we take time to honor our spouses!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Anonymous said...

I checked out the cleaning service. That is a great site. I dream of having someone clean my house!

Tara @ Feels Like Home said...

I'm so excited about all of the prizes and all of the great discussion we're going to have about marriage. :)

mommy4life said...

Wow! So many great things. Can't wait to share my post about my hubs!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Rock t-shirts. When we got married we had matching shirts, "I am in love with a married man----my husband" and vice versa. We still wear them and now I want some of these shirts. LOVE THEM!!! The lavender sachets and valentine's corsages look lovely, too.

Tamara B. said...

I visited the sites and left comments where you could. Wonderful giveaway and thank-you to all of the sponsors!

Beth W. said...

Thanks for the carnival...sometimes you just need a kickstart!

Queen of the Misfits said...

Very cool!! I love this! YAY!