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A simultaneously warm and icy giveaway! This one is BIG!

Hello, friends. It has been a strange week, to say the least. I have been dealing with feelings of really very much disliking a person I have never met for her total selfishness and her blatant disregard for other people and their hard work. The silver lining that has come from this is that I have taken a closer look at myself as a person and blogger. I will always be respectlful of others and provide nothing but honest content on my blog. I probably sound like a broken record, but this ordeal has made me so thankful for the readers I have who recognize hard work! 

As a huge "thank you" for reading, I am hosting THE BIGGEST giveaway I have ever hosted on my blog! One lucky winner will receive a $200 Visa gift card in the mail! (This is NOT sponsored by Visa, btw.) $200?! Yes! TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS! I know, I'm gettin' crazy! Hurry up and comment before I change my mind.

How do you win this loot, you ask? Well, it's simple. Or maybe not so simple. If you are well-versed in the rate at which icebergs melt, you will do GREAT! Ha!

The below photo is one that I took today, this 27th day of March, 2013, and this is the front yard of my home. 

The person who guesses the date closest to when this yard iceberg will be completely gone (without going past the date) will receive the $200. Your guess must be left as a comment on this post in order to be considered (not on Facebook or via email or anywhere else).

If more than one person guesses the correct (or closest) date, I will put those names in a hat and one of my boys will pick the winner at random with one of their cute little hands.


A few facts that may help your guess:

I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The fence in the photo is approximately 3 feet high.

There are a few small bushes underneath the highest part of the ice mountain. 

It has been an unusually frigid winter.

Our home faces north and does not get hardly any sunlight.


GOOD LUCK! And again, thanks for being here. 


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Reader Comments (151)

Wow! I'll say April 7! Love your blog!

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Watson

April 13th

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaula Johnson

What a fun giveaway! It made me chuckle.
I'll guess June 8th. That is quite the landmass you have there...

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristyn

I predict April 24.
As a kid growing up in Michigan, I remember a snowstorm that closed school at mid day around May 3rd!!

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Din

Wow what a big pile of ice. I will say April 15, 2013. My Anniversary

03.27.2013 | Unregistered Commentermarcia summmers

My guess is it will be completely gone Saturday, March 30th.

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMami2jcn

I'm going with April 30!

Hmmm, based on living through major snow in New England, I'll say May 31st :)

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJune g.

April 22 :)

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

April 14!

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJo

April 27th.. thats a lot of icey snow.

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany Henriquez

My vote... April 18

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I would say......guess, April 20. Thanks

03.27.2013 | Unregistered Commentercandi mchenry

April 18th.

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Wells

I will say April 26th.

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna F

Cinco de Mayo! :-)

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLB

this is such a fun giveaway! I'm going to say May 15th

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Waterfall

April 17th

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

April 10

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCharice P

I have absolutely no clue. So I will say April 1. That way, you can post "it's gone!" and then say "April Fools!"

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLetty

I say May 14th.

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

April 6 :)

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey M.

April 21

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

May 1st. :) I love your blog and your recipes are great!

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim T

April 25?

03.27.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJessica F
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