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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

{CLOSED} Basket of YOUR choice $100 and under from 1800baskets, 3 winners! Ends 05/18!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor! We look forward to working with you again! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's Annual Mother's Month Buying Guide Giveaway, brought to you by: is back with another fun giveaway for Ascending Butterfly Readers!

And you can double your chances by making sure you are already 'liking' them on Facebook, where they do random, surprise, basket giveaways (Hint: there is one going on right now for a Baby Basket). What makes their Facebook Giveaways super fun is the fact that they ask you to actually evaluate the basket as your method of entry, and they really take your feedback to heart. They have made changes to existing configurations based on entrant feedback. I for one love when a company truly engages with me, don't you?

I personally think you can never go wrong with a Gift Basket, there is always a little something for everyone! But trust me when I tell you not all Gift Baskets are created equal. There is an art to a Gift Basket done right, the right contents, in the right amount, packed super carefully so it arrives not only in tact but with it's content super fresh. For some categories, that's not so easy to pull off, yet 1800baskets has never failed to impress me in this regard. I am partial to baskets with food, be it organic fruits, gourmet cheese, chocolates or some combo of all of the above. I have yet to receive a basket where the food was less than fresh, I've never received one melted chocolate, and I've never received a basket where it contained more filler than content. That's exactly what I want to receive, and I will send no less! Especially when it comes to Mother's Day!

A Treat For More Than The Eyes

Pictured Above: Premium Cheeses Gift Basket bottom and on top Mother's Day Mira Luna Wine Gift Basket

Pictured Above: Denarii Lavender Spa Gift Basket

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Premium Cheeses Gift Basket - This basket is cheese overload! It's chock full of an incredible variety of tasty cheeses. My personal favorite was the Brie, but really picking a favorite from this basket would be much like picking a favorite child! For hot wing lovers, the blue cheese included int this basket is a perfect partner! There were artisanal cheeses, hard cheeses, goat cheese and more! It was the perfect pair with the next basket I selected.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Mother's Day Mira Luna Wine Gift Basket  - The star of this basket is the Alazar 2008 Sonoma County Sangiovese, more commonly known as a Red Zinfadel, this basket contains an assortment of treats, including chocolate, shortbread cookies and more as well as a great wine to pair them with and went absolutely PERFECT with the Premium Cheeses Basket. I added some local fruits and my preferred brand of crackers and combined the wine and cheese assortment for a fun Mother's Day Pre-Lunch. This red also pairs perfectly with tangy ribs or herb marinated Lamb. (Yes my butterflies, this butterfly can throw it down in the kitchen, I love to cook!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Denarii Lavender Spa Gift Basket - This basket is filled to overflowing with Lavendar Spa Essentials from Source Verite! Bath gel, Body Butter, Bath Mitt, Exfoliating Towel, a Reed Diffuser and MORE. This basket definitely puts the AH in relaxation. All three baskets combined are a Triple Play of Perfection. The handled pumice stone included in this set is fantastic by the way! You can wine her, tempt her tummy and bring the Spa home at the same time!

My Take

Baskets are a great gift anytime, and I can't think of one category of mom that doesn't have covered. Baskets make great birthday gifts, hostess gifts, and do you have a teacher to buy for soon? Trust me, she'll love this way more than an apple! (While I appreciate the joys of fruit, as a former Special Ed Teacher, I can tell you that your childs teacher will love this way more!).

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at have a very special surprise for 3 lucky winners! 3 winners will win the gift basket of their choice $100 and under! We will select one person who is 'Liking' BOTH and Ascending Butterfly on Facebook (this is optional, we never make following on social media required!), one winner that follows BOTH and Ascending Butterfly on Twitter and one winner who is either a google follower or email subscriber. This way no matter how you choose to connect with Ascending Butterfly and you still have a chance to win! How sweet is that?

Don't you just ♥ I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY entry-Visit 1800baskets and  Link us to the basket you would pick if you won! (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Wednesday, May 11, 2011 until Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - In the spirit of Mother's Day Fun share with us your favorite advice that your mom has given you! (and yes, if you were not raised by your mom, you can share with us the best wisdom received by the person who did raise you!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our NEW Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you have our old one, please swap it out, our URL address has changed!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @1800baskets on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Ascending1 on Twitter (this is Ascending Butterfly's new account, we will soon be hosting twitter parties which necessitates having a second account so we can make updates throughout the entire party!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Tweet this:

Pls RT Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - @Ascending1 + @1800baskets Basket of YOUR choice $100 or under #Giveaway! Ends 05/18

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow and tell them Ascending Butterfly Sent You (I'm sure they'd love for you to tell them which Basket you most want to try also!) on Facebook HERE (Please post the link to your facebook comment, you can get that link the same way you get your link to your tweets!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - One time only, NOT a daily: Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another active giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you commented on a non-giveaway entry? Let me know which one here and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the product and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. The sponsors are fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.