2.07.2014

1 Million Texas Tales Pageviews Giveaway!!!

A few weeks ago, I excitedly told the husband that my page view count for the blog had exceeded one million. Without skipping a beat, he said, "Why don't you do one of those contests where you give something away?"

Good idea, dude. :)


I actually remember the day I created this blog. I was sitting at my desk in the magazine office I was working at and made the web address official. The husband and I were preparing to move away to Scotland for an entire year for an exchange program with his company and the blog was going to be my way of keeping our friends and family updated with all our overseas adventures. Never would I have guessed that I'd be maintaing the blog all these years later and have garnered so many real-life and online friendships and unique experiences. And I definitely wouldn't have guessed I'd be chronicling our lives as a family with sweet quadruplets!

I do have to express my thanks to all of you, dear readers, who have shared with me in my various journeys through life. Many of you have stuck with me since our days in Scotland and many of you joined when I began blogging about our everyday life back in Texas and settling into our second home. And yet more of you came to Texas Tales when I announced we were expecting four babies and you guys left some of the sweetest, most uplifting comments during my difficult pregnancy, encouraging me to keep going. I treasure each one of you and thank you for taking the time to stop by my little ol' blog and take a gander at what's going on in our lives. And I love all the comments and emails that share your own slice of life with us!

Now that my blog has reached just over 1,232,000 page views, I decided to give away some of my favorite treats to one lucky reader!!


Enter via the instructions on Rafflecopter below and you could win a box of goodies including a bottle of delicious Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet wine, St. Ives coconut body wash and lotion and cookie chips!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway



A comment on this blog post is required for entry, additional entries are optional through the Rafflecopter instructions above. Contest is open to all readers and begins Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 and ends at midnight CST on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.

Good luck and thanks for reading!!!
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P.S. This giveaway was not sponsored or provided by any third party, it's solely provided by Texas Tales and all opinions and rules are my own.

64 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed reading your blog since before you had the quads! I think I originally found your blog through Veronika's Blushing. Anyway, love all of your posts - family, kids, recipes, decorating, etc!

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  2. You are one amazing momma ans I've learned so much from you! Thank you!!

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  3. Amber it is like reading a novel that is hard to put down. I loved ALL the travel post and daily living in Scotland, decorating ideas, food, and most of all the journey from start to present with the Quad Squad. I can't imagine not reading you AND your mom's blog post. Love ya girl.

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  4. Awesome! I love reading your blog and think the quads are ridiculously adorable! :)

    Norma

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  5. Awesome! I've been thinking about getting that wine since you mentioned it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. fun giveaway! i've always enjoyed reading, and i look forward to what's ahead!

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  7. Congrats! I always look forward to reading you posts! :)

    Would love to win all these goodies!

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  8. Yours is one of my favorite blogs! I get excited when I see a new one come up on bloglovin!

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  9. Love your blog! As a fellow MOM, I have enjoyed all of your thoughtful advise and tips!

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  10. Love your blog...LOVE watching your kiddos growing up SO fast. They are just a few months younger than my one and only grandson, Brock! I get excited to see new entries come up on your blog...and I've become a fan of your mom's blog as well. Such a sweet lady she is too!!

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  11. I have enjoyed reading about your adventures, and thank you for this very nice giveaway.

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  12. Love reading your blog, and now your Mom`s too, shes very interesting :)
    Donna, Ny

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  13. Love your blog!!! Love seeing your day to day live with quads.

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  14. I Love your blog, reading all about the quads, love your recipes, and you have taught me alot on your DIY's;)
    Thanks so much for sharing, and looking forward to the next million!

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  15. I've been following since right before you announced you were pregnant here on your blog. I saw you comment on the daybook blog that you were expecting quads. I was intrigued and hoping to be pregnant soon myself. I went to your blog and started reading from the beginning... I have been hooked ever since. PS I just welcomed my little girl 3.5 weeks ago, and let me say you are a saint being able to raise 4 :)

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  16. Love reading your blog

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  17. Congrats on reaching over a million pageviews! That's not a small accomplishment!

    Your kids are lucky to have such a great chronicle of what life was like before they were born and while they were littles. Keep writing, my fellow quad mama! :)

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  18. I love the blog! Congrats on all the views :)

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  19. I found your blog through the other Amber's quad blog -- I have loved reading about your adventures!

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  20. Love reading ur blog

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  21. I love that cupcake wine! A definite fave.

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  22. I found your blog through Heather Cox, while you were still pregnant. We connected through a preemie support group. Her Brody, and my Everest both had IVH w/ hydro and shunts. Everest was born May 31st 2009 at 29 weeks and 5 days so he shares a birthday with yours! Can't go wrong with cupcake vineyards wine and coconut lotion! Great giveaway :)

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  23. the cookie chips seem delicious!

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  24. I love reading your blog! Your babies are beautiful and Kailey looms just like you!!! I love read your moms recaps of her time at your house too

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  25. I became acquainted with you through your Mom's Blog. what a journey through your pregnancy, the difficult NICU days, and now into the busy days of you with your Toddlers!

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  26. The quads are getting so big...you are an amazing mom

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  27. I love reading about your life in TX and about your beautiful blessings from GOD. I also read you mother's journal. My day is not complete without reading these. I think you are doing an amazing job with your quadruplets.

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  28. How awesome! Love your blog :)

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  29. I don't remember how I found your blog, but I have followed along for about a year. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  30. Love your blog! And love that Cupcake wine too! :)

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  31. I enjoy your blog and have it saved as one of my favorites. I have been following for about 2 years now. Thanks for being awesome.

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  32. Daily I read your blog and your mom's blog! She adores you and treasures her grandbabies. Quadville is her favorite place. Your healthy meals/cooking amaze me! You are an inspiration and I really, really enjoy reading your blog!

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  33. I love reading your posts. I have two under two and whenever I start to get overwhelmed I think about you and how you deserve the biggest gold medal (and biggest bottle of wine). You are amazing mama! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to watch your beautiful family grow!

    http://loveandlifesimplified.blogspot.com/

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  34. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  35. Congrats on over one million page views! I really enjoy your blog and think you're such an inspiring mother!

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  36. I love seeing all of the awesome things you're doing with the quads each day, as well as just about everything else you post about :)
    Coconut lotion & Red Velvet cake wine? Now, that's m kind of give away! Count me in!

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  37. Congrats! Not sure how you do it but you're a fabulous mom! Enjoy seeing pics of the quads and their progress.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    xo
    Pat

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  38. Oh how glad I am that you created this blog, otherwise I may have never found my quad pregnancy mentor, and now friend. And, the quads might not have same age quads to grow up with. I treasure our friendship so much. And...oh how I love the cupcake wine! You did not steer me wrong.

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  39. Yay!! So excited for all your views.. I don't know what I would do without all of your wonderful multimom advance!!!

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  40. Love your blog...I have an almost 8-month old and can get overwhelmed with just 1 so am so impressed with what you can do with 4 :)

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  41. Wow! That's a lot of page views! Well done!

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  42. Hey Amber, I started reading your blog when my husband and I considered moving to Aberdeen for a year and I came across your adventure through a google search. Your writing style is really engaging and I've enjoyed blog entries from your Scottish adventures to your meal ideas to bringing up your beautiful quads. You sound like a wonderful person and you have such a wonderful family, these blog posts really set a benchmark for how to keep it together when you manage all you do AND have quads! Congratulations on having so many views - I hope you continue to prosper! All the best to you and your family :)

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  43. Love your blog... and all the recipe posts!

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  44. Thank you for keeping it real while staying positive! I love reading your blog and seeing your sweet babies grow!

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  45. I've been reading your blog since shortly before your sweeties were born. I have 3 kiddos ages 5 and under. My youngest is a couple months younger than your quads. I love all the inspirations you provide while also being so realistic and down to earth! On difficult days I often find myself thinking "we'll, if she can make it through the day with four surly I can survive the day with my 3!" Love your blog. Keep up the great work.

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  46. I've been reading your blog since shortly before your sweeties were born. I have 3 kiddos ages 5 and under. My youngest is a couple months younger than your quads. I love all the inspirations you provide while also being so realistic and down to earth! On difficult days I often find myself thinking "we'll, if she can make it through the day with four surly I can survive the day with my 3!" Love your blog. Keep up the great work.

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  47. Loving your recipes posts!! I love catching up on your quad and how you stay so organized. Many blessings to your family!!!

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  48. This giveaway looks great!!!

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  49. I am so glad I had your footsteps to follow in while going though my quad pregnancy. I use to look everyday to see what was going on with the Bell quad pregnancy.

    I am also a little envious of your million page views! That is amazing!!

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  50. I love reading your blog even though I've got no babies of my own just yet... you are an awesome mama, and manage to document everything, too! Keep it up :)

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  51. It's been fun to follow along as we both lived overseas, moved home, and had kids. I'm glad you still find the time to write because I like your updates. Maybe I can do the same soon...
    And also, I like wine. ;)

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  52. I love reading your blog and hearing about how you raise four babies! Your honesty is refreshing and it makes me excited to start my own brood someday! :)

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  53. Cupcake..!?!? You're speaking my language!! Love your blog- and those four little munchkins! I can't wait to continue to watch them grow :)

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  54. WOO HOO for the opportunity to get fun, free stuff!! I love reading about you and your babies!! :)

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  55. I love reading your posts , although my boys are all grown , seeing the joys of your everyday life always brings back fond memories .

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  56. I always enjoy reading your blog and enjoy seeing how you deal with the daily task of raising 4 (adorable) kiddos! You inspire me to be a better mom to my 2. :)

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  57. Amber - you know I love your blog!! It helps me out to read what works for a veteran Quad momma!! Keep up the fabulous work!

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  58. I have been following your journey since before the babies were born. I also follow, the other Amber, Krista & Becky's blogs. You ladies are all amazing! I have even pinned a few of your crafts & recipes. My only baby is 24 yrs old, and I wished I had 4 or more, but it wasn't God's plan for us. I love how you don't sugar coat anything, and can I just say your Mom is amazing as well! Mary from Boston

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  59. I love reading your blog! I get so many ideas from all the Quad blogs I read since I don't feel like I have time to read books, etc. A quick glance at the blog and boom something clicks with my 4!

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  60. i just found your blog and already love it! Congrats on the one million views!
    xo

    Nessa

    nessaswrld.blogspot.com

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