www.theshortesttallman.com 2016 Giveaway!!!


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My first giveaway was a success! Thanks for all who entered, and congrats to Taryn who was the lucky winner!!!!

(Just seeing this now? This one ended 9/1/16. Maybe next time!)

To celebrate theshortesttallman.com’s 1st Birthday, I am so excited to announce my first giveaway!!!

Say what?!

That’s right, a GIVEAWAY!

Blog Giveaway! www.theshortesttallman.com

The first www.theshortesttallman.com post was on 8/25/15, so I’m hosting a giveaway to celebrate our 1st Birthday.

Here’s what is included in the giveaway:

2016 Giveaway Basket! www.theshortesttallman.com

(ermergerd I know, right??? I should have called this, “my favorite things basket”! Actually, I should have dismissed the giveaway idea and just kept it all for moi!!!!!!)

Inside this basket, the winner will receive:

  • a copy of Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford!
  • a $25 gift certificate to one of my favorite local stores, The Topping Tree!
  • a bag of Utica Coffee Roasting Company’s Cannoli coffee!
  • a handy dandy travel cup!

If this basket isn’t a recipe for a fantastic day, I don’t know what is 🙂 🙂 🙂

Let’s talk about each item…

Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More is the newest book written by the author of Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. I fell in love with HFM, and since I’ve been on my own journey of seeking a more intentional life with my family. I follow The Hands Free Revolution on FB, which is Rachel’s FB page for all things Hands Free. I, myself, am just delving into Rachel’s second book, so I knew my readers would be interested in their own copy.


Me wearing a Topping Tree headband whilst petting a baby goat. hahaha surely I can find a better picture??


Also me wearing a Topping Tree headband, in NYC with Littler Tallman! (Do you know where we are?? Comment if you think you do!)

The Topping Tree gift certificate! www.theshortesttallman.comThe Topping Tree is one of my favorite local stores, here in New Hartford, NY. It is truly adorable, and offers all things hair accessories, as well as all natural beauty products. I love treating myself to one of their headbands periodically, I feel like it’s the perfect accessory! When I’m just “momming” around, it just adds an extra touch to a plan old everyday outfit. The store is super duper cute, but if you don’t live nearby, just visit their website, silly!


Y’all know I love visiting local shops, and here in Utica we have our own coffee shop. Coffee is, of course, a universal drink, so even someone from outside of our area would surely love our own local favorite from Utica Coffee Roasting Company! Included is a 10 oz. bag of their cannoli flavor. (It’s my personal fave!)

And the travel cup? It’s just a travel cup from The Dollar Tree. It’s cute though, right? I have one myself that works really great, and since it was only a buck, I won’t lose sleep if I forget it somewhere or drop it or whatever. Perfect for putting your own iced coffee in!!! I bring my cold brew everywhere in mine. Don’t underestimate this inexpensive little cup- it keeps my cold brew perfectly cold for quite a while, with no ice-cube meltage!

(Although I recently read that the solution to the ice-cube meltage problem is to freeze coffee in ice cube trays and use those… so yeah, duh… never thought of that.)



The sweepstakes is open from August 26, 2016 12:00am through September 1, 2016 at 12:00am.  A winner will be chosen shortly thereafter. There is no purchase necessary; all you have to do is click on the Rafflecopter link below, and follow the directions! You can enter up to 3x!  Share with anyone who might be interested in www.theshortesttallman.com and these awesome prizes!!!!  Remember, you can share on FB, pinterest, write down the link on a post-it note and stick it on your friend’s car- whatever means of social media you prefer!


TheShortestTallman 1st Birthday Giveaway

via Rafflecopter

That’s the link right there! Just click on it and follow the directions to enter up to 3x!

Here are the official rules:

TheShortestTallman’s 1st Birthday Sweepstakes! – OFFICIAL RULES


1.  PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The TheShortestTallman’s 1st Birthday Sweepstakes!  (\”Sweepstakes\”) begins on 8/26/16 at 12:00am and ends on 9/1/16 at 12:00am (the \”Promotion Period\”).

2.  ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the United States of America who are 18 (the \”Entrant\”). Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the \”Promotion Entities\”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. “Household Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.


The Grand Prize (the only prize) is a basket that includes a copy of a book, a travel cup, coffee, and a gift certificate. The basket is valued at app. $45.00.

   Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
   This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of The United States of America and Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

4. HOW TO ENTER: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by visiting the entry form, which can be found on the following website at http://www.theshortesttallman.com/2016/08/giveaway/.

   Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void Entrant’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
5. WINNER SELECTION: The Winner(s) of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted within one week after the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information approximately 1 week after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 1 week of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

   Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \”the Prize Claim Documents\”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

7. PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted at www.theshortesttallman.com/about. By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Sweepstakes Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes.

   If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.

A Facebook account may be required to enter. If you don’t already have a Facebook account, visit www.facebook.com to create one. It is free to create an account. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. By participating via the Facebook platform, participants are also subject to Facebook’s data policy and terms of use, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy and https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/update.


The winner will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

11. SPONSOR: this sweepstakes is sponsored by the blogger, Maggie@theshortesttallman.com.  A portion of the sweepstakes (the giftcard to The Topping Tree), was provided by the owner. See www.thetoppingtree.com.  

12. ADMINISTRATOR: www.theshortesttallman.com.  Email at maggie@theshortesttallman.com. 

www.theshortesttallman.com 2016 Giveaway!!!

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