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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Changes and the FIRST GIVEAWAY!

Hello dear "Coffee Lovers"! I am sorry I haven't been able to respond to every single comment in the past few days, trust me, I will respond to everyone soon... As you can see I've made some changes on the Blog, starting with the name from "Coffee Lovers" to "The Coffee Shop", I made the obvious changes because I want to give this blog the opportunity to reach more people and because of the "variety of the topics", not only of the posts I've already written but of those that are coming... I want you to feel here like you are in your favorite coffee shop, where you can talk to a friend or be on your own, to just have a good cup of coffee or read something interesting, to just enjoy yourself! Stay connected for more changes!

And here is the first giveaway:

$20.00 USD Starbucks gift card!





To enter you just have to:

1. Follow this blog
2. Post a comment and explain why you love coffee
3. Post a link to this blog on any post of your blog and leave the link on a comment here!

This giveaway starts today 01/10 and will end on 01/16/2010 at 11:59 p.m. We will be announcing the winner on Monday 01/18/2010.

Enjoy!

123 comments:

Judy Harper said...

The smell of coffee is a wonderful aroma. The nutty roast smell! Then there's the taste, so satisfying, black or as a Latte. When it's cold, I love to rest the warm cup against my cheek or wrap my hands around it for warmth. Ii you ever open the door to a home and smell freshly brewed coffee, it's such a welcoming smell. Then there's always the reason for friends coming together, one can always say, "lets go get a cup of coffee".
Coffee has been a part of my social and working life forever. The aroma and taste brings back fond memories of my youth and family. Bottom line though is the many different flavors and most are delicious!

The Muse said...

Greetings for the day!

Oh you have been making changes, I can see that~Lovely!

I will do all I can to try and get your giveaway link up...please be patient...This Muse is old.. LOL

k80 @ onegirlsjourney said...

I love coffee b/c it gets me up in the morning to do my quiet time! And, if it is sweet enough, I can use it as a snack after dinner instead of dessert. And, it's great to go out w/ friends for 'coffee', not just a meal!

k80 @ onegirlsjourney said...

I posted about your give-away! Hope it doesn't ruin my chances! :)

http://onegirlsjourney-wedding.blogspot.com/2010/01/awards-give-aways-and-other-random-blog.html

k80 @ onegirlsjourney said...

I already follow your blog! :)

The Queen Of Free said...

I follow your blog!

jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

The Queen Of Free said...

I love coffee because it puts a pep in my step!

jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

The Cookie Girl said...

I already follow you :)
I love coffee. Just the smell of it sends comfort across my whole body. I drink it in the morning, for afternoon book shopping at B&N (I can't go into that place without getting a Starbucks coffee)
And I absolutely love it at night while spending time with my hubby snuggled up on the sofa.
Yep...I doooo love coffee!

Judy Harper said...

I think I did this right, at least I hope so as I would like that Starbucks prize!

http://sixtyisjustthebeginning.blogspot.com/2010/01/what-can-i-say.html

wendy said...

I am following your blog and I love coffee because it allows me a moment to just stop and enjoy the taste without over thinking it.

madamerkf at aol dot com

The Cookie Girl said...

Here's my link to your post. http://cookiegirlcreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/coffee-shop-changes-and-first-giveaway.html

Victoria said...

I follow your blog
utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Victoria said...

I love coffee because of how comforting the smell is and how it's the perfect pick me up mid-afternoon when I just have to get through a few more hours of work. Thanks! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Natural Mama said...

I'm a new follower- love your blog!

Natural Mama said...

I love coffee because without it I am a zombie, and nothing feels better than wrapping my hands around a warm mug of delicious coffee in the morning. The smell is also amazing :)
meangreenmom[at]gmail[dot]com

cdziuba said...

Brand new follower! cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

I love coffee, not just for the taste, but because drinking a cup forces me to slow down and savor it. It's a tiny oasis in my busy day. I'd love towin. I sometimes take my mom to Starbucks as a treat!


cdziuba@aol.com

Hope said...

I'm a follower!
I love the smell of coffee almost as much as the taste! There's nothing like a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter morning!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Hope said...

Posted a link to your giveaway!
http://hopescafe.blogspot.com/2010/01/starbucks-gift-card-giveaway-at-coffee.html
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Mami2jcn said...

I'm following your blog.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I actually am not a coffee drinker, but my husband loves it. He loves to grab some Starbucks on Saturday mornings before running out to do errands. I guess it's a big pick-me-up for him. I'd love to surprise him with this card.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

The Muse said...

Are you doing a happy dance? LOL :)

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog

Jennifer said...

Why I love coffee... oh just by chance if helps me get through the mornings at work without hitting my head on the keyboard!

DG said...

I follow your blog as DG

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

DG said...

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

I love coffee because it smells delicious, perks me up, and it's the time I get to catch up with friends. Coffee plus good convo = a good day!

DG said...

http://the-prestigiator.xanga.com/719899054/the-coffee-shop-giveaway/

linked! :)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

Deb said...

I'm a follower

I love coffee for the instant pick-me-up I get with it. Lately I have been trying flavored coffees and I've found several that I really like. But the thing about coffee is that it is a very personal drink but universal also. Everybody likes theirs in a different way, and yet it's still "coffee", so that kind of ties all coffee drinkers together in some way.

Charity said...

I am a blog follower as Charity:) Please enter me. Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Charity said...

And why I like coffee is the taste. There is nothing quite like coffee:) And the smell...:) Delicious!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Heidi said...

i love coffee because it warms me up and the smell wakes me up and pouts a smile on my face :)
heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

Heidi said...

i love coffee because it warms me up and the smell wakes me up and pouts a smile on my face :)
heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

Heidi said...

i follow
heidilynndonahue@gmail.com

mom2boys said...

I follow your blog!

hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

mom2boys said...

I love the smell, the taste, and the calmness that coffee gives me. It's wonderful!

hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

shopannies said...

new follower
shopannies@Yahoo.com

shopannies said...

come from a long line of coffee drinkers and I am also married to one
shopannies@yahoo.com

shopannies said...

posted on my blog http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2010/01/some-great-giveaways-i-found-on-blogs.html

shopannies@Yahoo.com

Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I enjoy the smell of coffee because it reminds me of my dad who drank quite abit of coffee when he was alive

aunteegem@yahoo.com

The Mumpowers said...

I already follow your blog!

The Mumpowers said...

I love coffee, especially iced caramel fraps from Starbucks, because it just kinda takes me away for a brief second and forget any stresses I may have!

The Mumpowers said...

Oh, I have a couple of awards for you on my blog. :)

http://threeasandac.blogspot.com/2010/01/id-like-to-thank-academy-oops-wrong.html

Huguette E. said...

I'm a new follower

I love coffee because I can't start my day without it :)

I don't have a blog so I posted on twitter, hope this counts too
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/7640225251

Rome_is_Home said...

Oh Yay a blog about coffee..heaven on earth!
God bless
Amy

Nickolay said...

I am a new follower

nickolay

I love the relaxing feeling I get when I am drinking a cup of coffee. I love the smell

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

MarineWife02 said...

Following your blog now! I love coffee! I can't wait to go to bed at night so I can hurry up and wake up to the smell of my cinnamon coffee. Yum!

Rebecca O said...

Follower of the blog
I love the smell of coffee. I also like to go to my local Starbucks and sit down with a hot cup and relax with a good book or magazine. For me that is just so relaxing. The smell also reminds me of my mimi and papa...who always have a pot brewing. And it always brings back good memories.

I blogged about the giveaway: http://2everythinginbetween.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-at-coffee-shop.html

bekki1820cb at gmail

barbara.montyj said...

I'm a new follower.

barbara.montyj said...

I love coffee because I like the taste.
Also it helps me get going in the morning.

Midday Escapades said...

You said the magic word: Starbucks!!! I follow your blog.

Midday Escapades said...

I love coffee because it gives me the feeling of comfort - sitting at my kitchen table looking out my bay window daydreaming!

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

1. Following with Google Friend Connect
2. I love coffee because it smells and tastes great -- and gets me going every morning :)
3. Blogged
theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

bleatham said...

blog follower!!
bleatham(at)gmail.com

bleatham said...

I love the smell of coffee and I love how it warms you up. My great grandma gave me coffee at breakfast from the time I was 5 yrs old. SO...great memories come with drimking coffee too!
thanks for the chance to win!
bleatham(at)gmail.com

bleatham said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog!
http://sweepnsave.blogspot.com/2010/01/darling-giveaways.html

thanks again
bleatham(at)gmail.com

mandala said...

1.I love coffee because it helps me survive grad school - it keeps me focused and has saved me during numerous all-nighters that I needed to do.
2. Following you on Google

3. Blogged about this giveaway

Carol W. said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol W. said...

I love coffee, but it has to be strong and black so I can really savor the taste. It's all-purpose from a morning pick me up to a social get together.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

slk said...

I follow your blog.
slkkitchen@gmail.com

slk said...

I love coffee because smell just wakes me up in the morning.
slkkitchen@gmail.com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow your blog
laprochaine@gmail.com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I love coffee because it tastes so darn good, it helps my lungs feel better, and it is a way for me to meet up with pals :D
laprochaine@gmail.com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I blogged
http://socialstudiesmomma.blogspot.com/2010/01/coffee-is-good.html
laprochaine@gmail.com

wheresmyrain said...

I love coffee most especially for the taste. I love that it warms me up and relaxes me, and gives me an excuse to go relax at a cafe and just read, Love the smell...ah coffee...
I follow

Nelsby said...

I am following your blog (username Nelsby).
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I just LOVE my different flavored lattes from Starbucks. Actually, I only grab a Starbucks on special occasions: as a treat, when I'm feeling down, etc. This way, I enjoy them so much more and continue to appreciate them just as much.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Do I LOVE coffee???? Yes, I do! I drink it every day and without it, I am grumpy. Sounds like an addiction, don't you think? I drink it with 1 creamer and 1 spenda. YUM! It is like dessert to me!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Oh and I follow and I'm posting about your giveaway on my blog!

Morgan said...

Hey there! Seriously you are doing a Starbucks giveaway?! Are you the best blogger ever???!!! I love coffee... If coffee were a man I would probably have married him. I am actually thinking about mixing and matching different blends to see if I can come up with my own coffee experience. Odd huh? I literally would drink coffee all day if my husband could handle me that way....
Also - did you change your blog? It looks great!

Herself said...

Congrats on your new name and look!

Wanda said...

Public follower on GFC.
Wanda
wandapanda at live dot com

Wanda said...

Why I love coffee: It smells heavenly, it's a very "companionable" drink to share anytime, it enables my brain to function at the beginning of the day, its "wake-me-up" quality always increases my optimism for the brand new day, and it (usually) tastes divine! I also love coffee-flavored anything! Thank you for holding this giveaway.
wandapanda at live dot com

kakihara said...

I'm a follower.
Why I love coffee---My first adult boyfriend was a waiter at a fancy restaurant--he worked late and pounded espresso all night --when we would see each other he smelled like coffee---I thought it was so sexy--(I still do---I'd much rather a man smell like coffee than axe or heavy cologne!)

I just started a blog and posted your contest on it at:

http://kakihararocks.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-contests.html

Happy New Year Sweet Paloma!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Mrs Gloves said...

Following your blog!

Steph @ A Grande Life

Mrs Gloves said...

Why wouldn't any one love coffee? I love it for the jolt it gives me and for the sweet smell!

Steph @ A Grande Life

SWEET SOUL CREATION said...

I love coffee because it goes great with Chocolate!! They just feel so right together. I don't need food just give me a cup of coffee and my day is good!! It don't matter the color, hot or cold just give it to me lol!! The taste and smell leaves me speechless and I wake right up. Writing this comment is making me want so now lol!!

SWEET SOUL CREATION said...

I posted this blog link at http://sweetsoulcreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/sweetheart-valentines-dessert-drink.html

Georgia Mist said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect.
outofthemist @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

Georgia Mist said...

My Nan first put warm, sweetened coffee in my bottle before I was 6 months old!
Loved it ever since.
I love to sit down w/ my 17 year old and talk over coffee... nothing better.
outofthemist @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

Wendi P said...

I follow your blog now. I love coffee because it smells so heavenly and tastes like more :-)

The Bookworm said...

I'm a blog follower.

hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

The Bookworm said...

I love coffee, because it smells SOOO amazing and puts a bounce in my step. :)

hawaiismn(at)gmail(dot)com

Lynne said...

I love the smell of coffee brewing!

lynne at fairpoint dot net

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

I {heart} coffee! I love the smell of it brewing and that yummy first sip of your first cup in the morning. There is nothing like it.

Teresa <><

TooManyHeartbeats@gmail.com

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

I'm a Follower.

Teresa <><

TooManyHeartbeats@gmail.com

Anna said...

Ooo...I love the smell of coffee. I actually don't like the taste, but the aroma is fabulous!

Morgan said...

I totally posted a comment but I can't seem to find it among your 87 comments!
Anyways, I am a coffe fanatic! I try to create my own blends! My husband has even told me I am not allowed to try to grow coco beans in our garden... Not that they could grow out here ANYWAYS!
I mentioned you in my blog too!

http://becominghomegrown.blogspot.com/2010/01/sound-of-silence-giveaway-x-2-and-i-am.html

DEBIJOT said...

I love coffee. The smell and taste are just devine. I love trying different coffees. I drink coffee morning, noon and night.

DEBIJOT said...

blog followe

Smart Cents Mom said...

I follow on Google Friends.
skstigger@hotmail.com

Smart Cents Mom said...

I love coffee! There are so many different flavors. I love meeting my firends at the coffee shop and chatting.
skstigger@hotmail.com

Jennifer T. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect.

Jennifer T. said...

I drink mostly decaf so I don't drink coffee for the wonderful buzz. I love the taste and aroma of coffee. Hmmm, I may have to go brew some now.

Missy said...

I am now a follower.

Missy said...

I love the taste of coffee. The caffeine doesn't effect me, so it is all about the taste. I also love the comfort of a fresh cup of coffee in the morning.

sunnymum said...

I love coffee because it has such a happy smell. There's also a coffee for every mood: black, flavored, cafe au lait, mocha brownies, etc...
cbeargie at yahoo.com

sunnymum said...

I follow too on google.

sunnymum said...

Blogged here: http://aspritzofsis.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/coffee-cookery-and-the-coffee-shop/

Katie B said...

The smell of it is amazing! And it tastes soo so good..

Carolsue said...

I follow you on Google Friends Connect - Carolsue
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Carolsue said...

I never thought I liked coffee before, until I tasted some of the "girly" coffees (as my hubby calls them) at Starbuicks. Now I am addicted -- love the iced drinks especially cause they are so sweet and yummy.
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Carolsue said...

I posted this on my blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
digicat{at}sbcglobal{dot}net

Short On Cents said...

I am a follower lvn777 at charter dot net

Short On Cents said...

I love the smell, taste, refreshing feeling it gives me throughout the day. Not to mention I have an addiction to Starbucks with a habit of $371 a month there WOW I need Starbucks intervention GREAT GIVEAWAY COOOOOFFFFFFFFEEEEEE

Paige said...

I am now a follower of your blog. I hope you will come and follow me too.

epfaulkner@gmail.com

Paige said...

I love the smell of coffee. It gives me a warm feeling and my favorite is to sit outside during a chilly morning and sip it wrapped up in a blanket!

epfaulkner@gmail.com

Paige said...

I posted about it on my blog.

http://paigefaulkner.blogspot.com/2010/01/cool-contest-i-found-to-win-free.html

epfaulkner@gmail.com

Earl's Daughter said...

I follow your blog!

Earl's Daughter said...

I love coffee for it's taste, warmth, and caffeine kick!

Jennai said...

I follow your blog
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I love coffee cause it makes me human in the morning! :)
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Jennai said...

I posted this on my blog
http://jennaiscorner.blogspot.com/
HobartsMama at AOL.COM

Hobo Mama said...

I follow your blog! Glad to have found you.

mail {at} HoboMama.com

Hobo Mama said...

I love the way coffee brings people together. It reminds me of my family — of my grandparents and great-aunts and mother sharing a cup and a pastry — and of my good friends who always have a travel mug wherever they go.

mail {at} HoboMama.com

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Oh- Coffee is my friend. It's my own grown-up's security blanket!

"Miss" Anita said...

I follow your blog.
roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I love coffee because it gives me that extra boost to get me going in the morning! :)
roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I posted this on my blog...

http://anitamartin.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/win-a-gift-card-to-starbucks/

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

Paloma said...

Thanks everyone for being part of this giveaway!

The giveaway is now closed and I will be announcing the winner tomorrow!

Paloma.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh Shoot, I missed the giveaway. Oh well it's nice to meet you anyway. Stop by for a visit and check out my giveway. It goes really well with coffee!

Tamara B. said...

I am a happy new follower! tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. said...

I love coffee because it gets me going in the morning and always picks me up in the middle of the day when things get rough. A great cup of coffee always puts a smile on my face :)
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com