Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cross border ambassador

It is SO cold right now! I mean, it's really, really, really cold outside. When the radio announcer calmly announces that with windchill it's -50C, you know that it's dangerously cold. Thankfully I'm a knitter. Yesterday I wore my Tilted Duster that was perfect for keeping me warm. I have options of scarfs and wool sweaters. No worries about cooking in them like our Californian friends would. I have been wiling away the cold evening hours (knitting group was even cancelled last night due to the cold and we're pretty hard core!) on Bloggy Giveaways. I am so excited about everyone's generosity and have entered as many contests that will allow Canadians in. I even have my own contest just for Canadians that you should enter if you haven't already. However, in the spirit of building cross border relations, I am viewing myself as a bit of an ambassador of good will (note to my family: stop laughing!). I am going to run another contest for both Canadians and Americans.

  1. The Canadians have to say their favorite part of the States and a place that they'd love to visit in the States.
  2. The Americans have to say their favorite part about Canada and a place that they'd love to visit. If you are an American who has never wanted to visit here... you should. It truly warms up and we have some of the best sightseeing here.
  3. Enter before Saturday, February 2nd at 7:00 am MT. My mom, Bargainista, will be visiting me this weekend and will draw names from a big mixing bowl (trust me, this is as techie as I want to be on the weekend!)

I will pick randomly out of the best responses and they will be the proud owner of hand knit Baby Uggs. I'll do them in the 3-6 month or 9-12 month size... whichever one you want. Ok go! Come back later on and I'll start posting about some of my favorite Canadian haunts and American shopping destinations and loves as well in the next few days!

This contest is now closed... Thanks to all of you for entering. Picesco is the lucky winner unless she doesn't respond. Thank you for all saying beautiful things about my country. You've made me want to fall in love with Canada all over again! Please continue to come back and build my self esteen by seeing my hit counter go up!

114 comments:

Jenny said...

I live in the US.

I would love to go to the Ontario Science Centre. It looks like a great, fun place for families.

leigh said...

i live in the US. I've been to toronto and montreal and vancouver and love them all. guess i'd have to pick vancouver if i had to pick one. I'm dying to go to PEI or Nova Scotia though

Earthmama said...

I would love to visit Niagra Falls with the kiddos. The American and Canadian parts LOL. I went as a child and loved it!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I've really wanted to visit Quebec! I've been through a small part of Canada when visiting Nigara Falls!

And I would LOVE these adorable baby Uggs! I am a knitter, too, so I know how special they are!

Steph

Julie said...

I'm from the US but have been to the Banff/Lake Louise area. It is beautiful! I've also been to Niagara Falls both the US and Canadian side.

kevjul[at]gmail[dot]com

Cass said...

ever since I saw the anne of green gables movies when I was a kind I've wanted to visit prince edward island!

Melissa said...

I live in the US- would love to visit niagra falls!

suzzcq70 said...

I've been to Canada once when I was 12. We went to the Canadian side of the Falls. I really want to visit Vancouver one day.

I absolutely love those UGGS! My 5 month old would look too cute in them!

Visit my blog for a crochet baby sweater giveaway!

Tuesday Girl said...

I am from the US and we would love to visit the Montmorency Falls Park. It looks so beautiful and peaceful!

Madame Moore said...

As a U.S. native - what I love most about Canada is the lakes and the trees of where my family vacationed in Ontario.

Meg said...

Hey I'm in the US. I visited the Canada side of Niagra Falls when I was 16. It was gorgeous! I'd love to go back and take my hubby and son!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I'm from the US and have always wanted to visit Montreal and Toronto. Is Quebec a province? Sorry I don't know my Canadian geography very well, but those two cities are the two I have a heard the most about.

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

BGBALLR33 said...

I've never been to Canada

Kim said...

I have always wanted to visit Canada. I would probably visit Toronto as I have a few friends that live there and i would love to see them!
Although, after watching Anne of Green Gables, as a young girl, I've always wanted to go to Nova Scotia too. My dh and I really wanted to take a train across Canada for our honeymoon. So, there are lots of places I'd like to visit in your part of the world :D

Ok, and for those booties...TOO CUTE! I'm expecting baby #4 in September, so those would be perfect! If I don't win, will you send me the pattern please? ;)

Smellyann said...

I live in the US and would love to visit Calgary, because I have a really good online friend there!

Jessica said...

As a Canadian, I would love to visit the coast of Southern California. I love the ocean and haven't seen much of the west coast.

Awesome Mom said...

When I was a kid we lived in Washington state so we visited Canada pretty often. I loved taking trips to Victoria and seeing the cool wax museum there. I would like to go camping in BC someday. The forests there look amazingly beautiful.

Great idea for a contest!

Chelsea said...

those are so stinkin cute! I had a roommate from canada and I'd love to visit her. She's in a little town called Carmangay in Alberta.

karmama said...

I love the vegetarian restaurants in Vancouver. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

Seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I'd love to go to Edmonton. One word says it all...Shopping!

Amity said...

HOnestly (or sadly) I really know nothing about Canada!!! I really have been thinking lately though I would like to learn more about it...maybe we will do a study on it for our homeschool!!!

Angela said...

Too, too cool! I loved looking around your blog. Thank you for your great offer!

I would *love to visit Nova Scotia. It was once called home by the cajuns. :)

Traumajunky said...

I've been to Canada twice, one as a child and again about 1 1/2 years ago - both times to Niagra Falls.

We stayed on the Canada side and while there I was really impressed with what a clean country Canada is. Everyone was very polite, helpful and willing to direct us where we needed to go. It really is beautiful and hey, I love the cold so it's OK if you never warm up! ;)

Andrea said...

As an American child who grew up in Canada, I would have to say that Banff is one of my favorite places! I would love to go back for a honeymoon someday!

Andrea said...

Oh My GOsh... these are ADORABLE!!!

Well, I haven't really wanted to go to Canada because it's so cold!LOL!! HOwever, I guess will go to Calgary and visit the FLames. LOL!!!!

mtmommy said...

I am from Montana and we often would visit Canada when I was growing up... But I have never been to Edmonton and would love to visit. I would love to return to Vancouver as well!!! So Pretty!

The Chatty Housewife- said...

I love the west edmonton mall for shopping in Canada and the malls in downtown Seattle for shopping in the USA. I like the Seattle Premium Outlets too!

Great giveaway. Please enter me!

nw_Wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

Team Zachary said...

Oh oh! I have a 7 month old girl who would look just fabulous in these :-) :-) :-)

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

Kim N said...

Those are so darling! They would be perfect for my two month old son.

I went to Vancouver once and only had about two hours to spend so I would love to go back and spend a few days. It is a beautiful city.

Reeva said...

i'm from the US - i'd love to visit ottawa.. my friend (of 6 years online) lives there! :)

Rachie S. said...

I would love to go see the grand canyon!
Thanks for this great giveaway!

Kristen said...

These are the cutest things ever! I'm an American and I've been to Canada. Most recently Niagra Falls. I had a college friend from BC and I've always wanted to go since seeing her beautiful pictures.

mama Alicia said...

I've been to Niagara Falls - the Canadian side so much prettier! I'd like to visit the wilderness of Canada - see a moose. :) Love the Uggs!

Faerie Mom said...

I am from the US. I have always wanted to go to Canada. No particular place.... just to see everything! The closest I have gotten was visiting my uncle in Northern Maine... 1/2 mile from the border I think! LOL

jayedee said...

my brother loves the stark beauty of bc.....i'd love to go there some day!
what a great giveaway! please throw my name in the hat too! good luck to everyone!

Amanda said...

I live in the US, but have enjoyed Toronto and Montreal. I'd really like to see Nova Scotia and PEI.

TheAngelForever said...

Wow, my little guy could use those to stay warm.

I live in the US, but love Canada. Thanks to hockey season tickets (pre-marriage) I used to travel all over Canada. My favorite place is still Montreal. Sadly, I have never been to Toronto and would love to visit Vancouver some day.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Please feel free to stop by my giveaway.

TheAngelForever
http://www.theangelforever.com/?p=390

Kristan said...

I would love to visit PEI, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Cape Breton and the Yarn Harlot's LYS. Now to win a million dollars.

windycindy said...

What a fun contest! Prince Edward Island has always fascinated me! That is where I would visit first. Thanks for a wonderful contest. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Heather said...

Hubby and I visited Niagra falls when I was expecting our 1st child - I would love to take all the kiddos back next summer (this summer I will be giving birth to #3~)

Sweetpeas said...

I live in the US. Do I have to choose just one place in Canada? When I was a kid we went to British Columbia and I loved it & would love to go back as an adult, I still remember the wax museum, I'd love to show it to my kids . . .
And then there's PEI, I've wanted to go there since I first read Anne of Green Gables & someday I WILL (my current plot is to do a unit study on Anne of Green Gables & have that be the field trip LOL).

There's more, but I'll limit myself to those two LOL.

Brittany said...

I live in the US and have been to Canada (Vancouver, Bochard Gardens) it was lovely. I would love to visit Prince Edward island. It was part of a series when I was growing up and would love to visit there. Thank you! prettybritty425@gmail.com

Tobi said...

Ok, what are Canadians living in the US supposed to do? :)
My favorite part of Canada is Vancouver, where I was born and grew up. My favorite part of the States is New Orleans.
Thanks for the chance to win the cute Uggs!

oh amanda said...

Uhm...I'd love to go anywhere in Canada! I've been about 5 miles outside of it in MN and never made it over the border!

Hannah said...

We went to Quebec City on our honeymoon nine+ years ago. I'd love to go back someday but we've been busy growing our family! We stayed at the beautiful Chateau Frontenac.

Teddi said...

The only place I've been and love - Banff and Victoria Island...gorgeous! Love the Ugg booties!

Emily said...

Oh my word, those are the cutest things I've EVER seen! I live in the U.S. and I've been to Victoria, it was really a beautiful place. We went to Buschart (sp?) gardens and it was breath-taking.

princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah W. said...

I live in the US and always have. But my parents own a home in Whistler, BC. That is definitely my favorite place in the world. Its wonderful and beautiful!!

Thanks!!

Email is sarahw56@gmail.com

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Teri said...

Awesome! I went to Toronto and saw the Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theater back in high school and I loved it! The city was beautiful!

dawn224 said...

I've been through Toronto up to Peterborough and up into the shield - I'd like to go back b/c it was a big haze .... : )

(I was young, what can I say :) )

dawn at kaiseralex.com

Holladay Family said...

I live in the U.S. My family lives in Edmonton. I can't believe how cold it gets there! They are always talking about how great the people are up there. They think they are smarter than us "crazy americans". :)

Thank you for you having such a generous giveaway! Would LOVE to win!

My email is holladayfam(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks again!

Karmyn R said...

I live in the US and have visited several places in Western Canada - but I've never been to the Eastern side - so would love to visit Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick!!

I think those baby uggs are adorable. I'd choose the 9-12 month size (since I'm having a May baby - I wouldn't have much use for the newborn size - the weather will be too nice!)


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Jenna said...

My favorite part of Canada is the people. :) Specifically, my online friends. I have several who I've never met, but have known online for many years-- so if I had to pick a place, it would be Calgary, where one of my pals lives. I'd love to drop in on his family and give them big New York hugs!

Christy Lee said...

We went caribou hunting when I was younger in Saskatchewan and it was one of my favorite places that I've ever been. Also, we used to travel along the northern coast of Lake Superior and I saw some amazing things. There's one place that has Indian pictographs right out on a rock overhanging the lake. It's crazy to get to, but one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Thank you for a great giveaway, and please enter me!

Lesha said...

I've never been to Canada before, but I'd love to visit there someday. I'd also like to visit Mexico someday since that is part of my son's heritage.

seven said...

I've only been to Canada once... to Victoria. I liked that a lot. But I'd have to say my favorite thing about Canada is the accent. It's not overbearing, just enough that you know it's there. :)

Jessie said...

My brother took a bike trip to Nova Scotia last year and the pictures from it are STUNNING - I would love to take my girls there someday to visit. My husband has been going to Montreal the past few years for work and he said that I would like it there too! I have a special little someone who would get a ton of use from your creation, they just aren't here yet :)- thanks for a great contest!

Lucy said...

I would love to go to Nova Scotia and see the quaint fishing towns. Those boots are adorable. Thanks.

lucycontest at gmail.com

Missy said...

Definitely Prince Edward Island. Thanks for the giveaway!

sweetsue said...

I would love to go to Prince Edward Islands because of the Anne of Green Gables books. I have heard that Canada is very clean.

Dara said...

first of all, those uggs are so cute so count me in! I'm in the U.S. and I've been to the Yukon, which was gorgeous, and Vancouver which I loved, and Toronto. I'd like to go to Montreal.
dara00@gmail.com

Marcia said...

Aww how cute!! I've never been to Canada but I've been to Michigan near the Ambassador bridge and I just think that bridge is so magnificent. My father-in-law currently works in Montreal building "American Eagle Outfitter" stores in the malls there.

paryjeja said...

I love Toronto! - you have the best yarn shops and it is so easy to get to anything downtown and the cultural diversity is wonderful. I would live there if I could!

MomOfTheCrazies said...

I TOTALLY want to win those.

Not that I've been to a lot of places in the States, but my favourite by far is Maui. We were there for our honeymoon and hope to go back for our 10th anniversary.

nor_lou said...

I loved Toronto, the CN tower is too cool

Erin said...

I loved Vermont! And I would really like to spend some time exploring Boston. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Qtpies7 said...

I want to visit Banff Lake??? is that spelled right? My sister in law loved it.

I love the boots! And i have a friend who is having a girl!

Wired Wilsons said...

I'm in the US - my parents took us to Victoria when we were young. I'd love to take my daughter there!
SUPER CUTE UGGS!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Camille
www.snaphappymama.com

Piseco said...

I'm in the US, and I loved visiting Toronto - what a wonderful city! Next I'd like to travel farther - Banff, maybe?

kelly said...

I'm in the US- I like going to Kingston and would love to one day go to Toronto.

Jenna said...

I am an American and I would love to see Montreal, but more importantly the wildlife and natural forests of Canada! And the boots are ADORABLE!!

Linda said...

I am from the U.S. We had a vacation in Michigan when I was a teen. We crossed into Canada for a few hours then. (no passport needed back then!)

I want so very badly to go to PEI because I am a huge Anne of Green Gables fan!

Andrea said...

My favorite part of the states is anywhere where they have HOT weather! ;) It's SOOO cold here now! I'd love to visit California, Florida, Hawaii...anything like that!

truth said...

Those are positively the cutest booties I've ever seen knit. Makes me want to start knitting again.

Adena said...

I would love to tour Nova Scotia in the autumn.

Erin said...

Sign me up please! This is a great contest! These would be great for my little girl who is due in May.

Brandie said...

those baby Ugg are so cute!
I am from America, and really want to go to PEI (mostly because of Anne of Green Gables!)

Under the Son said...

I live in the US, but have driven the Alcan several times. Canada has some gorgeous scenery and I love driving through it. I would love to visit any of th more eastern provinces.

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

I live in BC Canada, and am dying to see the rolling raches and hills in Montana or the covered bridges!!!

T'aowyn said...

I would love to visit Prince Edward Island to see Anne of Green Gables sites.

taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

OMGOMG>. I so want the 9-12m ones..

Ive never been to canada... but Ive heard its cold ;) (ok i lived in mn which might as well be canada!)

Sheila said...

I'm in the US and would love to take my kids to see Niagara Falls
Please count me in! Thanks!

Sileena said...

I grew up 2 hrs. from the border and went to Vancouver alot. I'd really like to go to Butchart Gardens and tour around the area. My friends went for their honeymoon and loved it!

melissa said...

I'm a US resident...having visited Ontario & Toronto several times. We even celebrated the first few nights of our honeymoon in Ontario! I'd love to visit Vancouver, as well as some of the Canadian mountain ranges.

As for those uggs - how cute!

Krista said...

Those are just precious! They would make a great gift as my 10 month old son already wears size 5. But I have a lot of friends with new babies and it's pretty cold here, although not 50 below! ;)
I love Victoria and would like to take my hubby there for a weekend. I'd also like to visit the eastern parts of Canada, especially PEI!

Miss Vida said...

I'm in the US and my fav part about Canada is the health care, especially the maternity leave. I've always wanted to visit Toronto.

Christine said...

I live in the US, and I've always wanted to visit Quebec. Even though I would love to see Noa Scotia too, it looks so beautiful in pictures. Thanks

Erica G said...

Those Uggs are so cute! I live int he US, but I have visited Nova Scotia. Seal Harbor to be exact. My extended family is from there. It is so beautiful. The people, the scenery, the water, everything!

zephyr said...

I live in the US, but have long wanted to visit Canada. My favorite thing that I know of from Canada is Cirque du Soleil. I have actually tried to convince my wife on several occasions (wearing her down!) that we should emmigrate to Canada!

Ginny said...

My favorite thing is going to Toronto & of course Niagra falls. I'm in Mi, so we used to go over there a lot. Also enjoy shopping over there! Lots of great things to do :)

Katie said...

I am inthe USA and would love to see the Niagra falls. What a spectacular sight that would be. Enter me please. katie_mmartin (at) yahoo (dot) come. Thanks so much.

Emily said...

Count me in, fellow knitter! :) I love those little baby uggs!

My favorite thing about Canada? Moose! I camped at Algonquin Park in Ontario when I was about 12. It was the most fun I've ever had!

Tara said...

I'm a Canadian and so far my favourite place in the States is Disneyland in California. But I would LOVE to visit the Grand Canyon someday.

JewelsHud said...

These sound wonderful. As for Canada (as I live in USA), I would say Toronto - I have visited and it was such a fun city! Thanks for the giveaway!

julieahudson [at] hot mail [.]com

Heather said...

Oh my I would love to win these for my daughter. I LOVE the city of Victoria and the the Empress Hotel!

Christine said...

I visited Vancouver when I was young, but I would love to visit Canada again someday. I would LOOOVE to see Prince Edward Island, as I'm a huge Anne fan!! My family and I would have a blast!

Thanks for the chance to win those adorable booties... They would be perfect for my little guy!

lev53211 said...

I live in the US and love Montreal (Old Port).

Becca said...

I'd lvoe to visit PEI and Nova Scotia someday...I love Toronto and parts of Ontario I've seen. I'm from the US. your knitted Uggs are darling! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!

Jennifer P said...

I've always wanted to visit Canada in general!--in particular, PEI, Nova Scotia, BC...

Audra Marie said...

We lived for a year in Vancouver Island and I'd love to go back to visit. In fact, one of our sons was born there. :)

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

adashofsassitude(at)thesilvas(dot)com

Naomi said...

I have such a crush on Canada. In college, I had a foreign exchange band from Calgary stay with me during SXSW and they were just the sweetest, cutest surf trio ever. We kept in touch and I ended up driving from Seattle to Calgary to visit them once. Nice guys.

Vancouver is probably my favorite, though.

Jon & Sarah said...

I have been all over Alberta and loved Banff the best, but I would love to visit Toronto someday. I live in US.

Stephanie said...

I've been to Lethbridge once. It was nice, but it was winter. I think I'd like to visit in the summer.

Tara said...

I really really really want to go visit the Bay of Fundy! I even put it in my bucket list, on my blog. :)

Sheila said...

I've only been to the "other side" of Niagara Falls, but I'd love to venture further! And hey, count me in for those baby uggs! Thanks!

Marsha said...

I'm just on the other side of the Ambassador Bridge in MI. I absolutely love Toronto. But the ultimate would be a Via Rail trip across all the provinces.

Taryn said...

Great giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky winner!! :)

We went to Quebec City for our honeymoon and looooooved it!

NJ gal here.

Mommy said...

I never been to Canada, but I would love to visit Prince Edward Island. Thank you for the giveaway!

Rebecca said...

I'm Canadian, eh? My favorite part of the states is that you have Disneyland and Disneyworld and since I've been to Disneyland, I'd love to visit Disneyworld in Florida. And I'd love a pair of baby Uggs in 9 months for my little 9 month old girl - she'd look so sweet in them!! Great giveaway!!

bonnie: said...

The bush...does that count? Have you read Sojourners & Strangers by Michael O'Brien? It's set in BC and I want to take a three month long (or longer) vacation in that rural hideaway.

These Uggs are precious- baby girl needs 'em quick! (size 3?)

bonniecasad @ msn (dot) com

heather h said...

I'm from the US but would love to go to Canada. I want to spend some time by the water. My family members have been and they think it is so beautiful. I even have a Canadian aunt!

Michelle B. said...

please enter me in your contest

Meg said...

I'd love to visit my cousin and his wife in Okotoks, Alberta. They have been missionaries there for a year now, and I can't believe it gets as cold as they claim it does! Thanks! meg.wilson@gmail.com