I am home with goodies - TO GIVE AWAY!

We had a fabulous day and I will fill you in tomorrow. I am dead on my feet after spending almost 7 hours wandering around the city (OK one hour for lunch and a half hour coffee break).

I have a lovely package of gorgeous free postcards, business cards and brochures that we grabbed on our travels to give to one lovely reader. They'd look great pinned on an inspiration board and some of them could even be framed.

Comment here if you are interested in getting this package. I will pick someone at random later in the week. In your comments I would love to hear your stories of meeting new people and going outside your comfort zone. For some people meeting someone who you have only spoken to once and emailed twice might be scary. (It could even be dangerous so always meet in a public place). Personally I love meeting new people and have done this sort of thing before. It has always worked out great!

25 comments:

  1. I would so love to get some inspiration from Japan!! I truly love all they have. I sure wish I lived there, or had some of their culture here. Such beautiful fabric, catalogs, and so much more!!

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  2. I'm a dreamer, so I would end up staring at the post cards and brochures forever wishing I could travel there at that very moment. I love meeting new people,at times I get shy and am usually at a loss for words but when I start to feel comfortable the words don't stop.Every summer I met quite alot of different people from working at the canneries back home.

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  3. Hi thanks for the lovely giveaway. I felt the fear and did it anyway in the weekend - doing a small craft market. Putting the things that you have designed and made out there in the real world and asking people to pay for them is very spooky. It all went well and I learnt lots in the process and met up with some very interesting people. Thanks for the lovely blog.

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  4. This is such a lovely offer! I get nervous meeting new people, but at the same time I find new friends so exciting.

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  5. I heart japan, i went there at 22 weeks pregnant and it's on e of my great memories :). I love meeting new people too! it's great and i find i feel energized from it. For me - I just think the everyone has something interesting to offer and I find a compliment goes a long way- encourages and makes other people at ease!!

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  6. HI! I just found your blog through apple and eve and I'm so glad :) this is a great blog and boy, would I love some inspiration right about now. every year, i travel and try to get as IN to the culture as I can. In New zealand, I stayed on a cattle farm for a week and helped out with all the chores. Getting out of your comfort zone is what builds you up as a person!

    xo, Katie

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  7. Gorgeous giveaway!

    You and Lisa, from The Red Thread, make me want to go to Japan. I've heard that it's fabulous, different, fun and energetic. My hubby and I love meeting new people, especially when we're on holidays. Some of my fondest memories of our 'motorhome' holiday around NZ was meeting the locals in pubs where we'd have dinner. We'd often sit at the bar and chat with all and sundry about everything.

    Yay!

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  8. OOOOhhhhh!! I love your giveaway!!!

    I'm constantly meeting new people, shy me, non?!

    : )

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  9. I hope I'm not too late :) I finally found some time to catch up with my fave blogs today!
    I love meeting new people, but I'm also terrified at the same time! I guess I'm a little shy :)

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  10. Thank you for being so generous! I've done quite a bit of travelling, but not Japan yet. My niece is studying Japanese and I'v told her when she's 16 we'll go to Japan (she can translate for me!). The only problem is my families sense of humor...she may deliberately mis-interpret! But, hey that could just add to the adventure, right?

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  11. what a gorgeous giveaway! i am quite shy and get extremely nervous meeting new people. a big step for me that challenged my comfort zone was moving from the country to a city with no work to go to and where i only knew a couple of people, leaving family and good friends behind. i have learnt so much from this. i love where i live in the city and so glad i took this step. i wouldnt have it any other way. i like to challenge my comfort zone as i believe this is part of how we grow and learn.

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  13. I'd love a chance to sift through these lovely things!
    I'm a very shy person but I actually do like meeting new people, because you never know who you'll click with. Going to uni classes I was suprised how easy it is to make friends! :)

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  14. I would love love love your collection. Since I started sewing quilts ( 2.5 years ago) I would have never gone to a sewing class on my own, now there's no stopping me. It's great to meet people of like minds.

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  15. went to get my weird al CD signed for his "white and Nerdy" album with the husband and started talking to the guy standing in front of us - he's ended up being a really good friend.

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  16. I hope I can still enter...I collect postcards when I travel, but when I moved to the US, I lost my japanese postcards =(...

    Love you giveaway! Japan is one of my favorite places to visit!

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  17. hi Jacqui, of course my favourite meeting people out of my comfort zone was meeting up with you at Easter time and you taking me and my sister in law to ABC, I loved meeting you and we had a great shop I only wish it was longer as I could have spent all day at ABC, I still kick myself for not buying more :-(( oh well until next time

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  18. Japan is fun and I would love to go there again, especially to see more of the craft / funky shops. So much to see and do!

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  19. I linked to you from jojoebi. I homeschool and was lucky enough to swap with her for my first swapping experience. Ok, out of my comfort zone. In our neighborhood there is a seemingly nice man who walks in the mornings. I was having garage sale one weekend and he stopped in. I wasn't uncomfortable for the same reasons as the rest of the neighborhood, I was because he doesn't speak English. He speaks Hindi. So, I spent the better part of an hour talking, or not talking, with this nice man from my neighborhood. I was glad I did :)

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  20. These are lovely. I would love to win them.

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  21. These are all so cute! :)
    It is a nice collection of items and very inspirational! Such a lovely giveaway..aaahh! :)

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  22. Hi!! Thanks for entering. Sorry this give-away seemed to run indefinitely - I've finally chosen the winner, randomly by rolling my mouse over up and down with my eyes closed several times then clicking.

    The winner is Jay! congrats, can you get in touch with your address please. contact{AT}meeabee.com is my email address.

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  23. Hi Jay! your email is not coming through, can you try meeabee{at}gmail.com - take out the {at} and put @

    Thanks!! just need your postal address and the goodies will be on their way.

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