Friday, June 25, 2010

Mind Body and Soul - First Anniversary Giveaway


It is hard for me to believe that in a few short weeks I will have been blogging for a year. My how time does fly when one is having fun. On July 16th, 2009 I published my first post on Mother Moon. Little did I know at that time just how many blessings it would bring to me. I have evolved in so many ways during this time. I have had the wonderful pleasure of meeting so many truly wonderful people. Many who have touched me in ways they will never know. Some I consider close friends, some wise counselors that give me the words I need just at the right time, some gifted and talented in a multitude of genres, and some so much more then they realize. Regardless all have given me so many blessings.

In honor of this celebration, I would like to share a little of myself with those who follow me and those who have been so many things to me over the last 365 days. Of course a giveaway is what I had in mind. I do wish that I could send something to each and every one of you as I have so enjoyed this experience so far, knowing that it could not have been what it has been for me if you were not involved. Yet I have to be reasonable.

I call this giveaway one of Mind Body and Soul. As I stated earlier over the last year I have evolved in so many ways. Each change has reflected itself back on the three areas of Mind Body and Soul. Some of the change has been subtle, only enhancing something which was already present in me. Other changes have been a bit more noticeable, bringing out in me things which I had not experienced before.

I will be giving away a total of three Goodie Boxes.  Each will be filled with items reflecting back on the areas of Mind Body and Soul and how they connect with me. 

The first Goodie Box will represent Mind: This represents the inner spiritual me and the exploration which I have been on over the last year. In my first post I spoke of my beliefs and the need I felt to be true to myself and the things I believed or at least had question about. I wanted to come out of the closet so to speak and for once in my life voice so many of the thoughts and views I had. Well needless to say I have been doing just that. It is a continuous journey which I am even more excited about today.


The recipient of this gift will receive The Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza. I purchased this set earlier in the year because I felt led to. Yet when I received them, I realized that my intuition was not telling me to purchase them for myself, yet as a gift for someone else. Thus I feel whoever does receive this gift will be the one to whom they were meant to go. Along with the cards will come, a hand crafted bag to carry the cards as well as a custom made spread sheet. Candles, incense, and other little goodies will also accompany the contents.

The second Goodie Box will represent Body: What better way to represent the body then by food. Many of you already know that the kitchen is one of my most favorite places to be. I truly love to cook and even more to serve what I have prepared to others. I have never been that good at telling someone I love them to their face, yet I can sure fill their tummy to where they know I care.


The recipient of this gift will receive a package filled with many of my kitchen creations. From jams and jellies, to homemade vanilla, vanilla sugar, meringues, recipes, utensils, and more… it is my hope to share a little of the joy that I feel in my kitchen with someone. Of course when the winner is choosen I will also have a few questions in regards to what a favorite may be and try my best to fit the request into the contents.

The third and last Goodie Box will represent Soul: When I think of the soul I think of a place of peace and tranquility. Yes the soul can be restless yet there is always one thing that can soothe it back to a relaxing state of peace and contentment. For me this one thing is nature, or more precise, my garden. There is no better way to calm me then to let me go outdoors and play in the dirt, or gaze upon the beauty that is always there regardless of the season or the weather.


The recipient of this gift will receive a basket filled with items representing the out of doors and more specifically my garden. An assortment of seeds cultivated from my past and current garden flowers, flower pots, a dried flower arrangement designed from flowers taken from my garden, original note cards designed with my garden photography, as well as so many other little trinkets will be sent their way. It is my way of sharing a piece of my peace with you.

Of course any who know of my giveaways know that there is always other little items tossed in the box besides those mentioned. A few of the things which will be tucked into each box are: homemade prayer beads, homemade lashed willow ornament, a tin which contains an assortment of my yummy meringues, and other little things that I am sure I will find or think of as time passes.

Now for the Rules and details: The giveaway starts today and runs through July 18th. The winners will be chosen on Monday July 19th and notified via email. Therefore with each entry please make sure that your email address is accessible via your profile or leave it within the comment.


  •  First - one must be a current follower of Mother Moon. If you are not already following just sign up when you enter.

  • Second – For one entry leave a comment about something that touches your Mind Body or Soul

  • Next – Additional entries can be obtained in the following manner


  1.  Post about the giveaway – An additional 2 entries will be given to anyone who posts about the giveaway. Be sure to comment if you do post a blog entry and leave the URL. You need only comment once about the post as I put all names in a bucket and draw.

  2. Place a Giveaway Button on your site – An additional 2 entries will be given to anyone who places a Button on their home page with a link back to Mother Moon and the Giveaway details. Be sure to comment if you do post a button.

Thank you once again for making this last year such a wonderful experience for me. As I am currently working on many of the items that will be given away, more pictures will be posted during the next few weeks. Blessings to all of you.

69 comments:

Leathra said...

Hmm...something that touches me Mind Body or Soul....

A Thunderstorm. For me thunderstorms are incredibly cleansing and purging. Its energizing. I would say that for me thunderstorms touch both Mind and Soul...and if you're out in the storm then Body as well!

Nydia said...

What a super-generous giveaway... Please count me in. Something that touches me mind, body and soul is music & nature. they never fail.

Kisses and love from us.

I'm an obvious follower!

Nydia said...

Just blogged about it: http://bringingupsalamanders.blogspot.com/2010/06/mother-moons-giveaway.html

Crossing fingers and toes now... :)

Nydia said...

... And I have your giveaway button on my right sidebar! Greedy witch! :oP

Moon Daughter said...

I think the garden captures me mind, body and soul. I like to think about and plan my garden, to putter and work strenuously there, and it feeds me. A few minutes in the dirt can go further than almost any other personal time activity that I can think of (I have 2 little kids!).

Thanks for the giveaway items... they're all so wonderful and meaningful!

Jill (MoonDaughterO)

Judy said...

YEEHAA a giveaway...such fun...and yours sound like wonderful prizes...please put my name in the box as you touch my mind in such ways...love to read your words of wisdom...

Moon Daughter said...

Ooppss... forgot the link...

I linked to your blog and took your button!

http://pathofthemoondaughter.blogspot.com/2010/06/mother-moons-giveaway.html

Moon Daughter said...

I set up a link on my blog, and added your button! thanks!

Rue said...

Happy soon-to-be Anniversary Janie! I have loved reading your blog since you began a year ago (I started blogging just a couple weeks before you, and yours is one of the first blogs I found!)

Your honesty and genuine nature is what draws people here, and I'm sure you'll be around inspiring others for many years to come!

Blessings!

Marie S said...

I find that the older I get that every moment, every meeting, and everything of every day life touches my body, mind, and spirit, but I am fully present here and now most of the time. But good food and being able to make anything I want are at the top of my list for all times. When I am making things with my hands I am truly hooked up to the divine in the world and in my self and it is perfect and so very good.
This is a wonderful giveaway and so very personal, thank you so much.

Marie S said...

I will follow you, where ever you may gooooooooooooooooo....
Congratulations on your year!!
And may you be safe,
may you be healthy,
may you be happy,
and may you live with ease.
Year after year after year.

Marie S said...

Button in my side bar on my blog and I must say it looks perfect on my page!!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Dearest One: I have posted a blog about your giveaway, put a link to said giveaway, wish you a happy anniversary and will await the results to see who wins. Thanks for a super, duper offering giveaway.

Sydnii said...

What touches my Mind, Body, and Soul is my son. Most especially when he randomly gives me kisses (almost NEVER happens) or tells me he loves me (again, almost NEVER happens as he's too busy loving his grandparents lol)

And I'm a follower. sydnii [at] gmail [dot] com

faerwillow said...

~wishing you many more years to come of blogging and sharing your world with us...you are such a kind gentle spirit who fills each of us with an abundance of blessings through all you share do and simply being you...and here you heart shines brighter with these ever so thoughtful giveaways you are offering...

being up in the mountains sitting by the river soothes my body mind and spirit!

warm wishes, congrats and bright full moon blessings upon you and yours~

Zombie Queen said...

What a wonderful and generous giveaway! Congratulations on your anniversary.

Baking and crafting really touch my mind and soul. When I create things it seems to break down a mental block and allow true clarity of mind and soul.

And I am follower :)

mxtodis123 said...

Isn't it amazing how fast time seems to be passing by? I remember when I first found your blog....I was hooked. Your friendship has touched me...so many miles away. Something that touches my body, mind and spirit?...The ocean...She is so close; I love spending time with her. She actually healed me when I had three slipped discs in my back.
Mary

Ellie said...

I'm a follower. Something that touches the Mind, Body, Soul...so many choices.... Planting my veggies and herbs, getting my hands in the dirt and nurturing them, then enjoying the bounty.

Ellie said...

I added a button on my sidebar.

Ellie said...

I also blogged about it.

http://morgainependragon.blogspot.com/2010/06/mother-moons-give-away.html

Dede said...

Oh my goodness, a year, time does fly. I remember the first post of yours I read. It was about your babies moving, I cried with you. The same thing had happened to me. Spent forty plus hours a week with them and then they were gone, clear across country. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wisdom with us, much of it very personal. You are truly a sweet soul! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

(((HUGS)))

Scented Leaf said...

The gifts from the heart that you provided us with each new article was openly rewarded by our comments.
As Latins says: The giver makes the gift precious.

Zombie Queen said...

I blogged and posted the giveaway button on my blog.

http://zombiequeenlives.blogspot.com/2010/06/mother-moons-anniversary-giveaway.html

Kelly Harris said...

I am a follower on MyYahoo and love your blog.
Getting up early and walking through the forest by myself. It calms my spirit and my mind.

innocence and magic said...

I am a follower of yours, Mother. As an entry to your giveaway, I will tell you something that touches my soul. The Wind. Oya, a goddess of the wind, is one of my patron goddesses and whenever I'm stressed to the max, I go open a window, or sit outside, and feel the wind on my face, and I know that Oya is there with me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with all of us! BB, Amy- innocence and magic at hotmail dot com

AkasaWolfSong said...

You know Mother Moon, something that really touches my Mind, Body, and Soul is being able to come here and sit to read in your always gracious and compassionate energies and I don't say that lightly.
Many things touch my Mind, Body and Soul...being with my children and grandchildren, morning light and my sacred time of quiet and prayer as I welcome in the day, sunsets, my friends, good food and laughter, music and drumming to the heartbeat of Mother Earth and Grandmother Moon, being able to touch the elements of Water, Fire, Earth, Air and Spirit...and so much more!
So I say congratulations on your one year anniversary and to say a Huge Thank You for your Generosity of Spirit as you have touched me many times with your wise words of wisdom.
Happy Full Moon and Happy Lunar Eclipse!!! :) You truly are a blessing to many!

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

sorry forgot my email

one pink fish @ yahoo dot com

Millie said...

I have just recently started reading your blog (as Teresa; Millie is my goat), and I am so glad to hear that you've had such a tremendous experience blogging. I've only been doing this for about four months, and I too have been touched by the many people I've met along the way.

Divaeva said...

Yay - thanks to Nydia for leading me here! Now I'm a follower!

Divaeva said...

Art - art touches my mind body and soul without a doubt! Everything about it is so amazing!

audrey said...

I placed a Giveaway Button on the sidebar of my Blog.
♥ audrey

audrey said...

What a generous, beautiful giveaway. Your Blog is beautiful and filled with so many interesting and helpful things. I have been a follower for quite some time.
I would be grateful to win one of these beautiful gifts.

There are many things that touch my mind, body and soul. At this particular time, I will say WATER. I LOVE water in all forms ~ the ocean, the rivers, lakes, streams, the water that cleanses my body, and the water I drink to keep my body refreshed and healthy. The mere sound of water dripping or falling from a fountain be it large or small, refreshes my soul.
♥ audrey

JoyceAnn said...

Wow ~ This is a wonderful giveaway ...... Like you , Nature touches my Mind , Body and Soul in so many ways. When my mind is troubled or just needs some rest , I head to the woods for a hike , it's the best medicine. Nature also nourishes my body and soul. I am a follower of your blog and plan to add your button and blog about the giveaway too.

You jam looks wonderful !!

~ Nature's Blessings ~

the wild magnolia said...

Mind, Body, Spirit, we will be covered morning, noon and night.

Wonderful giveaway, please count me in!

Crystalrainbow said...

Oh yes please can i join in :) im adding your button right now and will blog soon as im back and caught up :) now what touches me hmmm words of wisdom and beauty, friends and random acts of kindness, love and happiness, the beautity of the world around me. being able to see things thru new eyes and enjoy every second :) happy 365 :) your blog feeds mind body and spirit too x x x

VintageSage said...

Congratulatons on one magickal year! I'd have to say the most recent thing that has touched my mind, body and soul is getting into gardening. It has been so therapeutic to me. Something that goes along with that is being thankful for the smallest of things...even a tiny plant that is ready to blossom into something beautiful.

Just posted to my blog, added your button....and am a follower! I think that might be everything. I hope...crossing my fingers now! Your giveaways are incredible!

Congrats again and many, many, positive blessings to come your way in your second year!!

xoxo

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower :)
thegrants(at)live(Dot)com

The Traveler said...

Just found you after having your blog mentioned by practically everyone on my follow list, so yeah, I'm dense lol. Love the posts on celtic tree lore!
And hmm...Something that replenishes my soul is sitting on the beach at night and letting the waves wash up to my feet. It feels like my soul is getting lighter with each little wave.

Ponderosa Pagan said...

I also posted about the giveaway on my blog
http://ponderosapagan.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaways.html
check it out!

Ponderosa Pagan said...

Something that touches my mind soul and body is nature and specifically my garden. I know that when I am havign a bad day I can go to my garden and be ok. I know I can be at peace with them and that they can heal me!!!

Moonwolf said...

Congratulations! I have followed you for a few months now and would have bet money that you had been blogging for years! There are so many things that touch my mind, body, and soul it is hard to choose just one. But, if I had to pick, I think I would say my four-legged companions. The connection that I feel with them is indescribable and always touches me in a significant way.

Moonwolf said...

I blogged about your giveaway at http://moonwolfhowling.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-and-elusive-ritual.html

Fingers crossed!!

Moonwolf said...

I added your button to my blog! (what a covetous little witch, I know -- so sue me! :P)

Bridgett said...

Lady, don't you realize you've given us the greatest gift of all this past year?

Your friendship! Your inspiring words! Your thoughtful, giving spirit!

You, my friend, are the prize. :)

Bridgett said...

BTW, I'm TOTALLY coveting all three of the boxes...but I still feel, after winning your beautiful hand-made runes, that I should stand back and give others a chance to win.

I'm going to have to cut my fingers off, of course, so I won't be adding more comments here for entries...but that's okay. ;)

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I never would have guessed it has only been a year. (Congrats by the way!) I enjoy your blog and your visits to me.

I think the full moon and my garden - especially when combined are very good for my heart and soul.

Thank you for a lovely year & here's to many more!

Sugar said...

I am a new follower of your blog. I can say, I truly love it!

Sugar said...

I have posted a blog about your giveaway http://thewhitings-sugarwhiting.blogspot.com/2010/06/mother-moons-giveaway.html

:)

Sugar said...

I forgot to post what touches me..

I recently had the desire to make a fairy garden on my patio. I have gathered seeds, shiny stones and decorations. I planted and played in the soil, listened to the birds chirping and just enjoyed creating a space for my fae friends. I have a beautiful little garden now and love listening to the birds chirp as I sit at my computer. Just getting that close to nature even if it is made in my own little space gives me the greatest feeling.

Nellie said...

What a thoughtful giveaway, so many gorgeous goodies to share! - I blogged about it! :)
Getting my hands into the Earth and watching my plants grow nutures me in every way possible... I get to smell the seasons as they change and watch the birds coming and going; I get to feel the pulse of the land that sustains me - it's as close to heaven as anyone could wish for.
Nellie x

girlichef said...

Food nourishes my mind, my body and my soul. Learning and educating and reading about it for my mind...preparing, cooking, eating it for my body...growing, tending, sharing it for my soul. Beautiful giveaway, Janie...and congrats on one year! =)

SpiritPhoenix said...

I'm a follower.

Hmmm. Something that touches my mind, body or soul.

Well besides my daughter.

Mind: Philosophy or teasing out a particular topic.

Body: Fresh Lemondade

Soul: Reading a really good book.

spiritphoenix424@yahoo.com

Leeanna said...

What touches my mind, body, and soul all at once? A fresh summer rain. Not a pour down mind you, but a sprinkling rain that washes the air with a clean fragrance and gives just enough to water the flowers, trees and grass to turn everything a deep dark beautiful green. Your giveaway is awesome just like your blog hon!!! So many chances to win. I have followed your blog since I started blogging on May 25th of this year. Well I've posted a giveaway button on my blog and also posted about the giveaway too. I'm crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes. Hoping to win something in this one.

Bird said...

Quite a few things touch my mind, body and soul. I think being outside with the birds and laying still in the grass while they land all around me and eventually the chipmunks and red squirrels come up, and listening to all of them and watching them do their wonderful things touches me in wonderfully profound ways.

Thank you for having such a great giveaway.

Bird
hedgebirdhaven.blogspot.com/

Bird said...

I posted about your giveaway!
http://hedgebirdhaven.blogspot.com/2010/07/essays-page.html

Bird said...

I posted your giveaway button on my sidebar!
http://hedgebirdhaven.blogspot.com/

Avie said...

Happy Almost-Anniversary Mother Moon! What a wonderful achievement and such a generous giveaway. I would love to take part.

Something that touches my mind, body and soul would be my teaching.

My mind, in the planning and preparation of creative lessons. My body as I am moving around talking to the children and my soul when I know they have achieved or learnt something.

Working in my garden has the same magical quality of touching all three aspects of me as well.

Blessings!

Draven said...

This is a great giveaway, happy anniversary :) ldydraven@yahoo.com

Avie said...

I have also just added your giveaway button to my sidebar.

http://hearthwitch-cottage.blogspot.com/

Leathra said...

I blogged about your giveaway!
http://confessionsofacraftywitch.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-cant-resist.html

Theresa N. said...

My garden is a place of great joy.
Theresa N
weceno(At)yahoo(dot)com

~Onreeone~ said...

The smell of rain touches my soul deep down. There is nothing quite like standing in the mist and watching raindrops fall on my tongue. Also watching the trees turn from season to season touches my soul as I watch the death and rebirth each year. The sounds of the birds chirping in my yard in the morning just as the sun is coming out makes me feel one with the world. I will post a blog about your giveaway now. I love your blog and just found it. There are not accidents so this is where the god-dess knows I need to be. thanks- DeAngela aka. onreeone

~Onreeone~ said...

Sorry that I am taking up two spaces in the comments section but I wanted you to know that I blogged about your site and put your button in the blog and on my page at the top.

How can I get some extra brownie points now cause I wanna win something? lol jk:)

~Onreeone~ said...

well geez louise, I did it again. The url is http://www.onreeones.blogspot.com.

Now I think I did it all~ Blessed Be

Beth said...

I follow you on Google Reader but I am not sure that shows up in the counter.

Mind: My School Work
Body: Food!
Soul: Crafting of all kinds

Sparkless said...

I'm a follower.

What touches my soul is when people do nice things for others just because.

Intuitive Goddess said...

Congrats on your anniversary..
Since I already have the deck, I won't enter .. Just wanted to say congrats...
It is The Goddess for me.. Then maybe chocolate...

Blessings!

Dirgesinger said...

Dear Mother Moon, please count me in for the giveaway:)

A good number of things touch my mind, body and soul. For example, my body reflects to Bath and Body Works's Midnight Pomegranate scent like it is the scent of heaven; I absolutely love when it is on my skin. My mind is stimulated best by reading ethnographic books; we in Hungary have some great scholars who have written books on cemeteries and the death-concepts of the Hungarian peasants and I love those books.
My soul? O, the night. The wonderful night!:)

I am also placing Your button to my blog!

Dirgesinger said...

And I have also blogged about Your giveaway here:

http://shadowedpaths.blogspot.com/2010/07/motner-moons-message-first-anniversary.html