What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Monday, January 28, 2008

It's Giveaway Time! (Closed 2/2/08)

CLOSED!

And the winner is.......Liz! at In the Harvest. Check out her blog as she announced some BIG news on her latest post. Congratulations Liz on your win and your BIG news! ;o)

I had a ball seeing all the comments for this giveaway. I found some new blogs to read and foudn some interesting people out in blogville. Hope you will stop back by if you enjoyed my blog.

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Welcome Carnival Guests and regular blog buddies!

Leave a comment below with a link to your blog (if not provided) or your email address so I can get back in touch with you when you when! Good luck!!! I am #511 on the list of participants, so I am hoping that a few people start at the bottom of the list and get to me!

If you are new to my blog - I am a die hard junker. Love thrift stores, yard sales, bargain hunting, couponing, free things and I have been known to dumpster dive and curb pick. I like to decorate my house and yard with my beloved junk, give people junk gifts and swap for even more junk.

So, here's what up for grabs:

*A monkey from monkeybox
*Vintage game pieces
*Flash cards
*Bingo Cards
*"TUITS" ("When you get a round TUIT - would you mow the lawn...)
*clothespins
for your crafting fun.

For your Valentine Fun:
*A pink silicone cupcake pan
*Red glass heart
*Valentine Day Charm Bracelet
*Pink Heart Keychain w/ bright flashlight
*Grow your own Magic Wand (For the Princess in your life)
Two vintage Valentine's Day picks
*Fun Valentine Dealy-Boppers for your head
*King Leo Soft Peppermint Sticks (My favorite candy)

Any good junker needs an arsenal of bags to tote, haul and drag your goodies home:
*Large red and white tote bag
*Medium travel toiletry bag
*Small wristlet to hold cellphone, keys, money, credit cards
(These are brand new with tags and retailed for $39.99. But, of course, I got them for FREE).
*Four piece terra cotta tile "L-O-V-E" (These are coasters, but you can use them decoratively too).

So, if you want to win the goods - Please leave a comment and you will be automatically entered into the drawing. All these goodies will arrive at your doorstep via a Flat Rate Priority Mail box so you will have time to enjoy your goodies before Valentine's Day.

If you like my blog, bookmark me and come on back!

*Deadline is Midnight, Friday night - with the winner to be announced and notified Saturday morning.

Good luck!
Shara @ monkeybox

106 comments:

  1. I love JUNK! AWESOME!
    emnjloria@tx.rr.com

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  2. I’d love a chance to win! Thanks! Dawn :)

    (contact info - dawn at kaiseralex.com)

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  3. It's all great! Enter me in to win!! delandkristin@hotmail.com

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  4. Please enter me in your drawing. That funky monkey is calling my name!

    Thanks
    Karen
    lilhyperbratsmom@yahoo.com

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  5. How fun. I like that it all has to show who you are. I especially love the rount tuits!! I always could use some of those!

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  6. You had me at your definition of the monkey box! I'm in!

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  7. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! I love it!!!!! Sign me up to win!

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  8. Great Giveaway!!! Thanks
    Gerijones64@hotmail.com

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  9. Wow Shara, you sure put together some nice junk!

    I'm hoping to post my giveaway tomorrow. You should stop by. :)

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  10. cute stuff...I'm in

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  11. I'd love a chance to win, too. We're collecting monkeys right now...and I'm making a sock monkey. So the little monkey is perfect! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

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  12. What a fun giveaway, thank you!

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  13. SURE... go public 8-)!! Nice package you got there! That monkey wants to move to the cold NE and I would be more than happy to have him/her as a resident!!

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  14. I love stuff! just don't tell my hubby if I win ;)

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  15. Oh wow...let me see if I can squeeze in here! *lol* Oh there..I found a place! I've been away for the weekend and just popped in for my regular visit and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a giveaway! Oh Shara...you are too good! : ) Have fun with this! (I know you will!)

    Jan

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  16. please enter me!!! All that stuff looks fantastic! Thank you!

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  17. Please enter me in you giveaway

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  18. What a thoughtful and generous giveaway! Everything looks so awesome! Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies!
    P.S. My favorites are the coasters and the pink pan! TOO CUTE!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

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  19. everything is awesome

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  20. I love all the great stuff you have! Please enter me in your contest.

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  21. Count me in please.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away. Don't miss the daily edition of contests galore that I post on my blog.

    Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

    email is in my profile or you can use the contact form on my blog

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  22. Thanks so much for the terrific giveaway. What adorable items. Thanks.

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  23. I didn't start at the bottom but I made it. Thanks for entering me!

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  24. The Valentine Dealy-Boppers are going to be so cute when I wear them all day on Valentine's day!!
    elisarosehilliard at gmail dot com

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  25. I love this, especially the LOVE tiles!

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  26. PSSSST... hey, it's one of your bestest blog buddies. I would be tickled pink to win a Shara prize pack. You know you are the coolest gift giver EVER. Yep, I am sucking up, but that won't increase my chances of winning.

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  27. Please enter me.
    Samantha

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  28. Wow, it all looks fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing.
    ML

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  29. Very nice! Count me in.

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  30. i really like monkeys

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  31. Looks great - please add me!

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  32. GREAT contest! I really want to win. :)

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  33. Please enter me
    Jen
    whitty4jen@yahoo.com

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  34. Oh my - I just LOVE that pink monkey!!!!

    Thanks for offering this awesome opportunity for the giveaway! You are very generous! Good luck to all!

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  35. I read your blog everyday! Please throw my name in the hat!

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  36. I love all of your goodies, esp. the stuff in the first photo! Cool stuff, girl! Thank you so much for doing this!

    ahiltzy@yahoo.com

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  37. Anonymous10:47 PM

    Love this!

    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  38. Oh you sound so much like me. I love all those items you are giving away.

    Thank you and good luck to all.

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  39. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your giveaways! Adorable finds AND perfect for altered art (which is my sanity saver) viva la junque!

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  40. Love it! Add me!

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  41. great giveaway! please throw my name into the hat too! good luck everyone!

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  42. cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Please enter me... anything I don't use, I will find a good home for!

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  44. I'm guilty of collecting 'junk' too!

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  45. oh what a lot of fun stuff! thanks for stopping by my giveaway...

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  46. Please enter me! ernestsgirl82@aol.com

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  47. Wonderful gifts - and I see my name on the last set of items...see up there at the top? Look closely - see? Yeah...that's my number. Pick it! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. I love a good garage sale, but since it's the dead of winter here, I have no garage sales to shop. But I can enter all the contests I want this week, right? I would love your monkey junk package!

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  49. such cute stuff! THanks

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  50. Anonymous3:41 PM

    I love your blog. I read it every day. I enjoy your easy commentary especially on your thrifting finds and I think your sassy attitude is a hoot! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks, Janet
    Babyx2@tampabay.rr.com

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  51. So love your blog!
    I check it daily!

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  52. Enter me please! I would love to win!

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  53. Yea! We're like peas in a pod...I love thrift store shopping and getting bargains. Also my parents are from Arkansas :) I added your blog to my bookmarks so I can check it out everyday

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  54. I love junk too! I have never been able to pass up a junk store or yard sale. Please enter me!

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  55. Sign me up, please!

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  56. SOO Cute.. I especially love the bags

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  57. What a fun assortment!
    Camille
    www.snaphappymama.com

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  58. haystack@hotmail.com11:00 PM

    What a nice way to brighten up January! :-)

    H.

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  59. Do I get to pick which one I want if I win? I'd pick the first prize package. My kids would like the monkey, and I collect vintage game pieces. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

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  60. I love the bag.

    taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. Sound like a fun contest, count me in.

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  62. Hey Shara!
    I'm all over your give-away!!
    Cuz I'm a fun-lovin junkin kinda gal myself!

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  63. Love it! Thanks for the contest!

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  64. Oh, I am so loving this! Please pick me! I would have such fun with all of these goodies!! Thanks for such an awesome, original giveaway!!

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  65. Enter me in your giveaway, please. Thank you!

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  66. Wowsers, what a great bunch of awesome stuff!

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  67. yes please, thank you. :)
    oh...mousegirls (at) gmail (dot) com

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  68. What a fun giveaway, me & my kids would love it all!

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  69. Please enter me for your giveaway!
    I would love this! Thanks!

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  70. I love it all! The Bingo cards are Valentine's things are fabulous! Thank you for you having such a generous giveaway! I would LOVE to win!

    My email is holladayfam(at)gmail(dot)com.
    (Please email me if I win!)
    Thanks again!

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  71. I think that "junk" looks like fun for us! Count me in:)

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  72. This is so creative!! Great prize! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

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  73. This is so nice and thoughtful, I would certainly enjoy it. Thank You!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

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  74. What fun stuff. I just love a bag of fun stuff! Thanks for the chance!

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  75. Please send the:
    Large red and white tote bag with it's special junk.
    Thank you
    lol. You made me laugh.

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  76. I'd love to win these treasures. Please enter me if you allow Canadians

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  77. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  78. Anonymous8:05 PM

    Love it!!!!

    laura_licious101(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. please enter us in your awesome contest!! we would love to win!!

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  80. Hi, thanks so much for having this contest and please enter me into it!

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  81. What a fun assortment! Please enter me.

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  82. Sounds great! Enter me

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  83. Count me in! ~ :) Thanks

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  84. yay... valentiney things

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  85. Anastasia11:06 PM

    This s great! I'd love to enter :)

    anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

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  86. Count me in! Thanks!

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  87. I want to throw my name in the hat :)

    goobian@hotmail.com

    funny how when you are giving something for free your comments section fills up.

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  88. What a great giveaway, I hope I win! Thanks!

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  89. Round TUITs! Awesome. I hope I win! volcano at gmail dot com

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  90. Awesome! Please add me :)

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  91. that is so awesome. i can't wait to see if i'm the winner! thanks!

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  92. How cute! Please enter me! You're so wonderful to share all that!!
    ~Meghan
    nutmeg16@sbcglobal.net

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  93. Ooh, I absolutely love all of this!

    Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway, and thank you for the chance to win!

    katie at dekabyte dot com

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  94. oh awesome stuff!!! please enter me!!!

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  95. Mary_Freebies @ www.internationalfreebies.net12:17 PM

    Love the bags and the monkey the most. Lovely stuff! Please enter me. :)
    internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com

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  96. wow, what a prize! I olike decoration stuff too, i should really be more creative! I especially like the bags!

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  97. I'd love to win this!

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  98. Wow, you're junk is so much nicer than mine. LOL Thanks for the contest.

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  99. Please include me in your drawing :)

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  100. What fun stuff! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  101. awesome giveaway!

    jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

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  102. I'd love to win your treasures!!

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  103. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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