weekly wishes #3 + august sponsor giveaway

Weekly Wishes

It’s time to discuss last week’s goals!

1. Consume all of the food in our pantry. A work in progress… thanks, Pinterest! 2. Finalize my new blog design. This happened and I’m super excited for everything to be installed. Not only am I getting a new and improved design, but I’m also switching to WordPress. Is this a good time for me to convince you to follow me on Bloglovin’ because of the upcoming changes? Hey, you should follow me on BL! 3. Clean out my inbox. I’m drowning in emails. Fail. 4. Start a new book. I’m starting the Legend series and I’m also having fun reading a bunch of Boston magazines. I’ve probably added thirty different restaurants to my “must try” list.

And now for this week’s wishes:

1. Clean out my inbox. Oh, hmm. Does this look familiar? Back on the list you go.
2. Catch up on my favorite blogs. I’m behind. If I stalk your blog and leave five to ten comments, I’m sorry.
3. Book dog-friendly hotels for our upcoming trip. We’re beginning the drive to Boston on the 30th and plan on stopping in Savannah and a few other places. I need to research dog-friendly bed and breakfasts, which I always love doing. Any suggestions?

What are your goals?


This month’s sponsor giveaway is jam-packed with ad space from your favorite bloggers, design credit and lots of gift cards. A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, August 26th. So what are you waiting for?

August Sponsor Giveaway
Postcards from Rachel: 1 month “Postage Stamp” ad space
Lost in Travels: $10 Starbucks gift card
Treasure Tromp: Ad space
Simply by Serendipity: $25 design credit & ad space
Living in Another Language: Ad space
Northern Belle Diaries: $20 design credit & ad space
Side Street Style: Ad space
Rainstorms & Love Notes: 2 months ad space
Stamp in my Passport: $10 Amazon gift card
La Petite Lulu: Ad space
Girlfriend Jill: $10 Starbucks gift card
Life of A Sports Wife: 3 face scrubbies from Pearls N Stitches
At Home with the Hinkleys: Ad space & $10 Amazon gift card
Something Charming: $25 Etsy gift card

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Filed Under: Lifestyle54 Comments
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10282427768935973822 erica @ to the sea

    I’d love to win some ad space!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08797568345510218583 Megan C. Stroup

    The Amazon gift cards would be amazing! I just moved into a new apartment and there are still quite a few things I want but can’t justify buying. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17331352267901661256 Kenzie Smith

    I am most excited about the ad space and the Starbucks gift cards!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07509514322712488204 Megan Bagby

    Design credit, ad space, and gift cards?! Fantastic giveaway!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06665956251064173108 Heather Collier

    My goals for this week include: 1) cleaning my laptop- I have been putting this off forever and it really needs to be done. 2) start going to the gym again. I may have taken a week (or 2) off. 3) be more productive at work. Thanks for motivating me to write these down Rachel! It is such a great habit to get in to!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16723431374621324385 Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

    O goodness my reader is huge too, good luck!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16762990554546214626 LuluG

    Great giveaway, I could do with this!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08178401162208967646 Sarah Shumate

    I could really use the ad space! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02953359344425030388 Vanessa Morgan

    Already following you on Bloglovin. Looking forward to the new design. I could use a new one as well. Any recommendations for a good designer? Also, loving these new weekly wishes posts. Have a lovely and productive week.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07177081269343759076 Treasure Tromp

    So excited to see your new design and for you to make the move to wordpress! so much excitement!
    I can’t remember if I have already asked you, but have you tried the Mailbox app. It is an awesome iPhone app that allows you to manage your inbox. I would be lost without it. Although I think that it might be for iPhone and gmail only … so if you don’t have either then this was a completely useless suggestion :)

    thanks for organizing the giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10278068738190185891 Susanne V.

    I am looking forward to the new design, and good luck on finding dog friendly B&B’s!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00633512225263989767 Lucy

    I’m most excited about the ad space… what a creative giveaway! Good luck with the new design – I know it’s not always easy to do xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09622585741595185328 Amanda @ Living in Another Language

    I’m SOOO Excited to see your new design! I want it to hurry up and be installed already. ;)
    cant wait!!!

    -Amanda | Living in Another Language

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02174440878961737417 Allison

    Starbucks and Amazon :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00916792843117696002 the florkens

    Ad space for sure!! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07238434752028472905 Jenna

    Congratulations on consuming all of your pantry food… I’ve had to do that before, and failed miserably! I’m also feeling a new design these days, just need to find someone to do it… can’t wait to see yours!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11933828667131330825 Alyssa

    Cleaning out my inbox is definitely on my must-do list this week. It’s getting overwhelming!

  • http://poppyandpine.wordpress.com/ poppyandpine

    All of that ad space would be freakin’ fantastic, since I’m a noob and all :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05575653400171175200 Casey

    Good luck with the inbox cleaning. I need to do that myself!

    And any kind of ad space is splendid, of course. :) :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01538833576579155037 Stephanie

    I’m excited for everything! :)

    Good luck with your wishes this week. Can’t wait for your new design and transition!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03722519978325022244 Angela Wiebe

    I hope you find a good place for your puppy! Good luck with your goals this week!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06075647513593044349 Sarah Beth

    I would have to say my goals for this week are a lot like yours! I’m leaving on a family vacation on Wednesday and need to eat up all my food, clean my apartment, find someone to take my little Hamster for two weeks and try to keep up on my bloglovin’ feed while I’m away (this one could be challenging). Good luck to you this week! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04183577283339234203 Kylie Rahl

    Awesome giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00214247403911484390 Christine Presto

    I’m really excited about all of the Ad space from multiple people. The starbucks GC will help with all the writing and posting I’ll want to be doing too :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17165274475578554472 Emilia Turner

    I like Something Charming Etsy gift card and some add space

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04182242917293717163 TheTinyHeart

    I’m excited for all the gift cards!

    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew Giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15491893490987800723 Kayli Schattner

    I would definitely be most excited about the ad space- I love being able to get promotions for my blog! Good Weekly Wishes as well, good luck finding a nice doggy hotel for your pups. It can be hard to find a place you trust!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01699594650305506763 M. at Making Sense of Cents

    I’m excited for the Starbucks gc! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11851435478630045969 Cece

    I want the gift cards and add space!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09661930801604312141 Molly @ The Move to America

    I do a similar link up where I share what is happening in the week ahead (not just goals based). I am going to start sorting my things for my move to the US!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14259376037194401484 Jen Vroi

    Gift cards and ad space!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12493778005346836627 Amber Burns

    I’m so pumped that you’re getting a new design! I love this one and I know the next one is going to amazing! And I’m soooo glad you’re joining us over at #TeamWordpress *goes to follow on BL….*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12831599479495286231 LB

    Can’t wait to see the new design!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08715676834886412483 Paulina

    Love the ad space! And the amazon gift card.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16428917378560905629 Sarah

    I’m excited about the gift cards! :) God bless!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15806065790207418929 Lisette

    Thanks for organizing this, friend!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11447629752648618127 Justine B

    Eeek what a great giveaway, it is all pretty awesome! I’d love the Etsy giftcard though…thats the best to me! Oh and of course the starbucks giftcards :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08403413842849387830 Paige (The Last Doughnut)

    The Etsy Giftcard would be fabulous!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04633328081542361870 Lix Hewett

    I already follow you on BL. ;) And hey, WordPress is excellent, I’m sure you’ll love it. :D

    I’ll admit, though, “clean out my inbox” is something that makes it often into my to-do list… as an indulgence to myself. I LOVE organizing files on my laptop. Sometimes I let things pile up on purpose so I have more to go through when I tidy up. It’s everything else I have trouble with, lol.

    PS You didn’t say anything about geographical limits on this giveaway, so I’m entering! If I win I’ll just take all the ad space and gift cards and whatever else you wanna send my way. ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06400295356502293525 Rachel Sedaker

    I can’t wait to see your new blog design! I’m with you on wish #2- I have so many posts to catch up on, and I always feel like a creeper when I leave a bunch of comments all at once. Oh, the life of a blogger. Good luck!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10519147602000540886 Amber Leigh

    Most excited about the ad space! Great way to increase exposure but read some great new blogs in the process!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00461997574766486746 Shaylynn… a girl, a story, a blog

    Girl, I give you permission to not worry a bit about the inbox.

    You’re welcome dear,

    Just kidding. I’m not really your mom. I hope you’ve figured that out by now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12042744695536013113 Cynthia Gaarder

    Anything :) :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00174774989199314006 Beka

    What a fun give away! Thanks to everyone for sponsoring this.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03240075462460298558 Dimana Dyakova

    Mostly about the Ad space i’m excited ;) But everything offered is Super nice of you guys! Thanks!xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06857915848836095251 Breanna

    Starbucks! With all the yummy fall drinks coming soon, it will be much needed :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00310429824939281324 Katie H

    I’m so excited for the gift cards to try new things! Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01901bf38432970b Martina

    What a fab giveaway!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14585681189196096870 Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes}

    Why all of the ad space, of course!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01079473916722620673 Erika from Chimerikal

    Woohoo! I am excited to see this new blog design (though I do love your current one!). And haha… my inbox is a mess… always and forever… blehhh! Well, good luck with this week’s goals! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07144371928612184957 Alana

    I’m excited for the giftcards :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03222437193341574739 Kayleigh thewayiwanderlust

    This is such a fantastic giveaway. What a great selection of different prizes. I am most excited for the amazon and starbucks giveaways. I am addicted to both coffee and books. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17239378751754665897 Becca May

    I just started my blog a couple of weeks ago! I would LOVE some ad space!! Great prizes! Thanks, girls!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17564500072787127882 The Lady Okie

    Um, to win. I would be excited to win! Win anything at all :)