I’m so excited that the 2012 Military Spouse Appreciation Day Blog Hop is just 2 days away!

Milspouse Bloghop hosted by Household6Diva & Roller Coaster
Want to know why else I’m excited?  Because I finally get to share all the wonderful sponsors that were kind enough to donate some really awesome giveaways!
I won’t keep you waiting any longer.  Here is the list of what some lucky winners will soon find in their mailboxes…

Our first sponsor is Marine wife Amber from Goodnight Moon.  She is offering up a $25 credit to her Etsy shop, which includes eveything from totes to zipper pouches to iPad cases and much more.  But that’s not all.  She’s also offering a coupon code for 15% off the total of any purchases at her Etsy shop to all blog hop participants.  Just type in discount code MILSPOUSE at check out! 

Next up we have, Army wife Kris from The New Normal.  She is sponsoring a custom, patriotic knot dress. Perfect for the 4th of July or just to show off your little one’s pride in the Red, White and Blue! The dress will be handmade to order and sizes to choose from range from 6 months to 6 years.  The Patriotic Dress is the first one made to launch her new Etsy shop, “Happy Days,” that she created with her mom.

Marine wife and mark. representative Ines from The Few, The Proud, The Wife is sponsoring mark.’s “Juicy Set.”
The set includes:
•Juice Gems in Papaya, Beryliscious and Pomogranate
•Petite Slither Cosmetic Bag
•What A Line Felt Tip Eyeliner in Denim
•Lash All You Want High-Volume Mascara in Wine

This is a $46.50 value!  Wow!

Army wife and Independent Scentsy Consultant Julie from Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life is sponsoring this awesome patriotic Star-Spangled Full-Size Scentsy Warmer and a bar of Love Story.  Visit Julie’s Scentsy website to see all the other cool stuff she has!

Marine wife April from Marine Parents is sponsoring a $15 gift certificate to her Etsy shop.  She has clutches and eReader sleeves and necklaces and toddler backpacks and so much more!  She’s also offering a 20% discount to all blog hop participants.  Use discount code APPRECIATE at checkout!

Navy wife Elizabeth from The Young Retiree is sponsoring a set of 5 military-inspired cards from her Etsy shop.  What a lovely way to brighten the day of someone who has a loved one serving in the military!

Wife of a Marine veteran Holly from Holly Robertson Photography is sponsoring an 8 x 10 metallic print of a beautiful daisy (see photo).  Make sure you check out the other beautiful prints from her shop Whimsical Photos and visit her on Facebook

Thinking about changing the look of your blog?  Well, Army wife Brea from Utterly Chaotic Designs is offering a free Blogger design.  The value of the design is $100.  The winner can choose between a Blogger design free of charge or $100 off of a WordPress design (normally $200, plus $50 if moving from Blogger to WordPress).  Click HERE to check out Brea’s portfolio and click HERE to view her packages and prices.

Hero On My Arm is sponsoring a $25 gift certificate to their store that can be used toward a custom purse or a premade item such as a makeup bag.  The company custom makes purses (and makeup bags, and hugs bears and more) from people’s OWN uniforms (both military and civilian, such as first responders).  Hero On My Arm is the brainchild of an Army wife and all the seamstresses are military spouses or family members.  They are also offering free shipping to all blog hop participants!  Just type in FONTAINE at checkout.  Don’t forget to head on over and “like” them on Facebook!

Want to deck your patriotic little one out in red, white, and blue for the 4th of July?  *My TuTu* is sponsoring a tutu customized just for you.  I can tell you that my daughter and I both have tutus from *My TuTu*, and they are adorable!  Make sure you go visit her on Facebook too. 

Simply Charmed is sponsoring a Girls’ Night Out charm set.  These unique magnetic wine charms are perfect for every occasion or everyday. They are also perfect for stemless glasses.  Not into wine? No problem. Even glasses of lemonade and iced tea love to be charmed as well.  These beautiful wine charms make great gifts, and are perfect when hosting a party to keep everyone’s glass identified.  Check them out on Facebook!

Author Hallee the Homemaker is giving away her trilogy of novels, Sappire, Emerald Fire, and Topaz Heat.  That’s 3 great books in one prize!  You can learn more about Hallee at her blogs Hallee the Homemaker and Hallee Bridgeman, Novelist.  You can also find her on her author Facebook page and her blog Facebook page. 

Courage Cakes is also joining our team of sponsors.  “Courage Cakes allow you to encourage the troops with fresh, hot cake that’s ready in seconds and a personalized message that lasts a lifetime. Share the taste of home with those serving our country and we’ll send another on your behalf! Celebrate, encourage, and stay connected with Courage Cakes.”  The winner of this giveaway will receive  a Courage Cake, 3-Pack Refill, and Personalized Lid.  Yummy!

Our next sponsor is Trooppaws.  They are sponsoring one of these adorable stuffed animals that is a personalized keepsake for military families.  This is a wonderful company that truly wants to give back to our military community.  You can learn more about Trooppaws on their website, Facebook page, and their blog.

My Military Life is sponsoring a Deployment Survival Kit featuring a TON of their favorite items! 
– One of our favorite military spouse books
– Our favorite aromatherapy stress relief item
– MyMilitaryLife.com T-shirt
– $50 gift card to a popular restaurant
– $10 Starbucks Gift Card
– JennySpouse.com mug
– and other surprises

WOW!  Make sure you “like” them on Facebook!

Military spouse and author Siobhan Fallon is giving away an autographed copy of her book You Know When the Men Are GoneThe book is a beautifully written collection of short stories about military families living in Fort Hood housing.  I liked this book so much it made my Top 10 List of Books About Deployment for Military Families

Another fantastic author, Laura Harrington, is giving away THREE copies of her moving novel Alice BlissAlice Bliss is a teenage girl who has to cope with her father’s sudden deployment to Iraq.  The book, which is heartbreaking yet optimistic, also made my Top 10 List of Books ABout Deployment for Military Families.  Three lucky winners will find this book in their mailboxes.  (Click HERE to read my book review of Alice Bliss.)

Finally, SmileBooks is sponsoring not one but three different photo books.  They’re giving away an 11 x 8 panorama photo book, a 12 x 12 deluxe photo book, and an 8 x 11 classic photo book

But wait, there’s more!  They’re also sharing coupon codes with all of our blog hop participants.  Just by using coupon code MILSPOUSE, you can get an 8 x 8 soft cover photo book with 26 pages. The book would be free, and all you have to do is pay $7.99 for shipping and handling (or you can add pages for a fee of $8.00 for 8 sides). The value of the code is $26.95.  You can also order larger sized books and this code would deduct the $26.95 from your shopping cart.  What a great deal!  Make sure you go visit SmileBooks on Facebook and “like” their page!

A huge thank you to all of our generous sponsors!  And if you’re interested in sponsoring a giveaway, it’s not too late.  Just drop me a line ASAP at ontherollercoaster{at}gmail{dot}com and I’ll add you to the list. 

Winners will be chosen next Wednesday evening by using Random.org.  Winners will be randomly chosen from the blog hop linky list.  Please keep in mind that you are only eligible to win a giveaway if you have the blog hop button displayed in your sidebar.  (Click HERE to get the button code.)

So make sure you get started on your blog hop party post!  I’ll be starting the party early by posting my introduction blog post tomorrow. Remember to keep it short and sweet…we’ll have lots of friends to visit! 

If you’re on twitter, we’ll be using the hashtag #Milspousebloghop so feel free to join in on the conversation! 

The 2012 Military Spouse Appreciation Day Blog Hop co-hosted by Riding the Roller Coaster (yes, that’s me) and Household 6 Diva starts at 12 noon EST this Friday, May 11.  I’ll see you there!

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