Getting aQUAINTed Link Party and Kreg Giveaway

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The Quaint Cottage celebrated a couple of big milestones this month with followers on facebook and Blogger.  But, after nine months of building, sweating and painting DIY projects around here...the blog hit 200,000 page views today.  A lovely celebration after the messy project I started yesterday in the bathroom.

Woop!  Woop!

Oh, I know y'all don't always feel like leaving me comments or feedback.  I'm cool with it.  We are casual enough around here we usually have paint on our clothes, right?  I know you are there reading along with me, but I'd love to get to know you better.  I'm kind of bad about leaving comments too, but I'm turning over a new leaf.  I'm going to try to remember to reach out and give more back pats and thumbs ups in a virtual sense.

To celebrate the 200,000th page view today, I'm throwing a little informal link party to get aQUAINTed (get it?) with you, the best readers ever.

If you already follow along with the DIY projects here on The Quaint Cottage, you know many  most of my projects involve some kind of wood project and one of these...(insert choir singers - ahhhHHH!).  Aka the best little invention ever!  Kreg.  The best blue accessory for a girl like me, apart from the pencil sticking out of my sawdust covered ponytail.



So, I thought I'd do a little giveaway for one lucky reader to win this mini Kreg set as a way to share the love and give back to the awesome readers who follow along with my dusty, odd, messy and sometimes awesome projects.

Also, as I blog my way to the one year milestone, I'm planning more giveaway parties for May, June and July.  If you have ideas for those giveaways, leave a comment on facebook, tweet, email or any of the other communication devices.
You don't have to have a blog to play along with the giveaway, but I'm adding a link below to add any project or simply a link to your main blog so I can follow you back (and check out what you guys are up to in your own homes) and give you a platform to highlight yourself with the other readers of this blog.  Trust me, this is a super informal thing.  Link your favorite recipe post, your favorite DIY post or a post you did on a roadtrip while trying to determine the odd insect you found on your windshield...ANYTHING.

And I'm NOT asking you to link back to this blog, no blogging party police.  I promise!!! 
Just a get aQUAINTed party.
Link up and share your awesomeness with the world.  Er, well, the 1,000 daily people who wander in from Pinterest and Google accidentally?

Now - on to the giveaway!

To enter:

1)  Leave a comment below with what DIY project you would do first with the Kreg.  See?  Easy peasy!

2)  Follow on Facebook, then leave another comment.

3)  Follow on Twitter, then leave another comment.

4)  Link up a project/blog link/whatever, then leave another comment.

If you already have a Kreg, please feel free to share this link party with your friends who could use one.

The link party closes on April 30, 2012.  I'll close the comments at 7pm CST and generate one winner randomly the morning of May 1st.

I think I've covered everything.

Good luck!

Karen

56 comments:

  1. I NEED a Kreg jig! Every time I find a project I want to do, it calls for a Kreg jig. Like ANY furniture!

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  2. I already follow you on facebook.

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  3. Gosh oh Golly!! I have sooo many projects I could do! I have garden stuff, house stuff, gift stuff....Where will I start?? I really think my life needs one of these!

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  4. I would love to use it to make my raised garden beds!!!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  5. I like you on facebook! katy A.

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  6. I am following you on twitter! @KatyLMA

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  7. I need this to make some wall cabinets.

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  8. I need this to work on that farmhouse table! I want one so bad. :)

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  9. Following on facebook.

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  10. I am a new follower and would love to have one of these so I can strt to make furniture.
    sawstrunk@gmail.com

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  11. Linked up, liked you on fb a long time ago and what WOULDN'T I use a kreg jig for? I'd start with some pallet projects, I think. Thanks for such a cool give-away!

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  12. Hey!! I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! Come and get it over at the Little Shack!

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  13. I saw the cutest idea this week for nursery shelves. This'd be perfect for that! Thanks for a chance to win :) hostess {at} host-itnotes.com

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  14. I would like to build a set of storage shelves for our garage.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  15. I like you on FB(Kelly D Saver)
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  16. I follow you on twitter(kellysaver)
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  17. i WOULD LIKE TO TACKLE A MITER SAW STAND- ENOUGH OF KEEPING MY SHINY MITER IN A BOX!

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  18. Hianna Sabo4/20/12, 2:41 PM

    sorry for the previous yelling post. I did it out of habit at work. but anyhow, I hope you guys check out the useful tutorial to clean microfiber furniture. following at twitter and facebook :-)

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  19. I would love to finally tackle making my own kitchen island...thanks for the giveaway!
    juliatrefethen@yahoo.com

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  20. Liked you on FB...thanks for the giveaway!
    juliatrefethen@yahoo.com

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  21. I am a new follower on Google!

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  22. Oh how I need a Kreg in mah life! What project would I do first? I'd love to try making your nesting tables.

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  23. I am already a twitter follower.

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  24. And liked you on FB as well. Thanks for hosting this givew away. Good luck to all.

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  25. I'm starting my sewing room, then moving on to the two bedrooms in the basement. I have a lot to update and build.

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  26. I actually came across your blog when I was looking for plans to build a bed for our new house. I am now addicted and inspired. I sooo look forward to getting your emails. Thanks for your candidness and your humilty!
    Your loyal reader!!
    Cathy

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  27. I love checking out blogs of creative people and YOU are one of them! Please sign me up for the KREG.I'd love to win it so I can finally make my shutter bookcase,headboard bench,and repair my antique bed. I'm sure there are many more projects I could use a KREG on!

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  28. I have a whole pile of Ana-White plans that I want to make but need a kreg jig!!!

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  29. I like you on Facebook!

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  30. I am following on twitter!

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  31. Awesome giveaway! I'd love to win this! It'd be perfect for building a craft table for my shorties!

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  32. Ohhhh! I've been wanting one of these! I would use it to build new mantels (the current ones have lead paint on them ) for my children's rooms. Sandra Lynn

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  33. Following on Facebook too!

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  34. Follow you on Facebook!

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  35. I don't know if I could pick just one project! Maybe raised garden beds? Table? hmmmm the possibilities!! Thanks for the chance!

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  36. first project with the Kreg would be a loft bed for my son!

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  37. I love your blog. Currently I'm working on a version of your great bar stools for my parents.

    If I had a Kreg Jig life would be so great. I'd love to use one to build some new bedside tables and a chick brooding cabinet.

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  38. We have two projects coming up: a new dining room table and a chicken coop! I know that it would be very handy to have this for the dining room table. Thanks for hosting!

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  39. I'd like to build a frame, like your simple blackboard frame, for a very large photograph. It needs a chunky, weathered frame. Having a Kreg would make it just so much easier to do. There are other projects, also, but that's the first one I'd like to do.

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  40. I have some old windows that I want to use for a project and I'd love to have a Kreg to help me out!

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  41. Following on Facebook :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  42. Following on Twitter :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  43. Liked you on Facebook.

    Can't wait to make a few more things this summer.

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  44. I'm following you on Twitter. Thanks for following me back.

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  45. Thanks for doing this giveaway. I've been wanting one of these Kreg Jigs for months! We are remodeling our entire house, so I know I would get a ton of use out of it.
    Thanks,
    Kat

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  46. I'm also following you on FB!

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  47. ... and following on Twitter....

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  48. .. and posted a link to my blog post. Thanks again!

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  49. I would build my son some storage if I had a Kreg jig - then onto some cabinets!

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  50. I have everything I need except this too build my tv stand! I stayed up so late last night watching the commercial for this lol

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  51. I want to make another coffe table from an old door using the Kreg! I would love win this!!

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