Friday, September 6, 2013

D&T BIRTHDAY BASH WEEK {GIVEAWAY #5}


I'm not sure if you knew this, but great things come from Oklahoma!

Our sunsets rival any other...

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Sure, we can claim our share of famous people - Will Rogers, Gene Autry, Ron Howard, Shannon Lucid, Mickey Mantle, Shannon Miller, Brad Pitt, and we definitely have country music covered...Carrie Underwood (this was so fun!), Garth Brooks, Reba, Vince Gil, Toby Keith, and Blake Shelton all hail from Oklahoma.

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We love our Thunder Basketball!


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As I was looking into Oklahoma made products, one thing was clear.  We like good food!  Sonic Drive-In and Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy both started in Oklahoma, and we produce some great brands including Head Country BBQ sauces, Bedre Chocolates, Daddy Hinkle's Marinades, and Shawnee Mills baking mixes just to name a few.  My personal favorite food product made here is...


Griffin's! Imagine that!
(our last name if you didn't know)

The popular line of Frankoma Pottery also comes from Oklahoma.  Certainly one of the best companies to come out of Oklahoma (I think you'll agree) is...Hobby Lobby! 

But without a doubt, the best thing from Oklahoma is our people.  As demonstrated through tragedies such as the Murrah Federal Building Bombing and multiple devastating tornadoes, as well as every day events, the people here are kind.  They are generous.  They are strong.  They are resilient.  They are family.  


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So what does all of this have to do with our last day of giveaways?  Today, to wrap up this week-long birthday bash, I'm sending you a big hug from Oklahoma!  I wanted to share some Oklahoma love with you, so one winner will receive an assortment of goodies from OK!



Included are:  Shawnee Mills baking mix variety (corn muffins, corn bread, buttermilk biscuits, and-my favorite-honey bran muffins), Daddy Hinkle's marinade mix, Head Country BBQ sauce, Griffin's red plum jelly, a vintage 1969 Frankoma commemorative Christmas plate, a $5 Sonic gift card, a $5 Braum's gift card, and a $20 gift card to Hobby Lobby!

Want to win?  (If you are the winner and don't have Sonic, Braum's, or Hobby Lobby in your area, we'll work something out.)


*This giveaway is now closed*

To enter, just leave a comment
 on this post.  Tell me something great that comes from your state!


I know some of my readers have difficulty commenting here, so feel free to hop over to my Facebook Page and leave a comment there, I'll count those too. *Sorry, but my budget can only allow shipping to the Continental U.S., so only those living here are eligible to win.  

This giveaway will close Sunday (9-8-13) evening at 10 p.m., Central time. All winners from this week will be announced on Monday.  

Have a great weekend, friends.  We'll be cheering on our beloved Oklahoma Baptist University, who has a football team again this year for the first time since 1940. Go Bison!  I'm also putting the finishing touches on my new, old dining room table.  Can't wait to show you next week! 


I hope you all know how happy I am that you're around!


44 comments:

  1. I love the Oklahoma products! Definitely things we've gotten to enjoy since living here! Things I miss from home (canada): Tim Hortons (enough said! ;)

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  2. Food! Now you're speaking my language! Lol. Do you know how awesome this giveaway is? (Of course.)

    Thanks, Jen, for such an amazing giveaway week. It was fun just anticipating what was next!

    What great thing comes from FL? Sunburn. Ha! No really, oranges, lobster and the BEST cuban pastries and coffee ever. :) (Okay, that's mostly Miami, but hey, I get those goodies whenever I want. :)

    Did I mention food is my language? :)

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  3. A nice cold drink from Sonic sounds perfect on a hot day like today. I was born in Utah and in my opinion, the very best thing that comes from Utah is fry sauce. Ketchup plus mayo plus "flavoring ingredients" like pickle juice. I was seriously bummed when I moved away from Utah and had to dip my fries in plain old ketchup.

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  4. Another great giveaway idea! Thanks again for the fun this week! What an amazing sunset!!

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  5. Oh by the way, something great from my home state--the beautiful beach of Honeymoon Island--I spent a couple of hours there this morning taking in the sun and surf..spectacular!

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  6. Originally from a the southern Indian state of Kerala where 19% of the world's black pepper comes from. The first thing that came to mind about my adopted state, VA was Presidents. :) We do have our fair share of Presidents here.

    Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story
    www.whatsurhomestory.com

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  7. Looks like I owe Oklahoma a big thank you for sonic! Who knew? :-) I have to say Virginia has great hams... Smithfield hams. Yum:-)

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  8. this is so fun!!! we always love a good bbq sauce here!

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  9. The Buckeye State(O-H-I-O) home of Presidents Grant, Haynes, Garfield, Harrison, McKinley, Taft, and Harding.

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  10. Hello from Yuma, Arizona. The sunniest place in America. While the rest of the country are enjoying changes of season we are still enjoying our 1 of 2 seasons called...H-O-T! It was 105 this am. I would love some goodies from Oklahoma. Thanks for sharing a little about your state!

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  11. Hello from Va! You've had some great giveaways this week! Congrats on your blog birthday:)

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  12. Congratulations on your anniversary....did I already say that? Love me some Head Country!! :)

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  13. Have loved all the giveaways this week, want to say thank you!!

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  14. Love Oklahoma! It's a state with great local restaurants and fabulously friendly people!

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  15. Thank you for the great week of giveaways! Happy Anniversary! I never new Sonic was born in Oklahoma...Thanks Oklahoma! I was bore and raised in Louisiana (New Orleans) and love the Crawfish, jambalaya,bananas pudding,redbeans & rice....notice all food....my language.
    www.insidemenikkithomas.wordpress.com

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  16. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco, Texas in 1885. LOVE me some Dr Pepper : )

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  17. pepperoni rolls, fiestaware, and fenton - all from west virginia!

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  18. I am originally from Mississippi and we got Elvis and Viking ovens!!! I currently live in Texas and love me some Bluebell Ice Cream!

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  19. Well, I'm a born and bred Mississippian, and unfortunately, I think we often get a bad rap. However, we have had our share of greatness come out of the state. Hello...Barq's root beer, Elvis, first heart transplant, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman, etc. Love your blog!

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  20. Everyone knows that TN is the home of country music and cornbread, but we've learned that it is also some of the prettiest country around. Thanks!

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  21. Such a cool idea. I really want it all so I can show off to one of my best friends who was born in Oklahoma and lived there for her early childhood. She always talks about it.

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  22. As a former OKIE, this post brings back such amazing memories!! Thank you for the chance to have a few pieces of home!! I sure miss Braum's and Head Country BBQ!! I always go to Sam's when I'm back home and buy a huge jug of it!!
    missashleigh at juno dot com

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  23. What an awesome way to round out the week! I would just love a huge hug from OK. Hmmm well this is a bit of a difficult question for me bc I was born in CO, raised as an Army brat, and joined the Air Force right outta high school so I never really lived anywhere for very long. I guess ill just pick GA as my hometown since its where I graduated. With that being said Ive got two words for ya...peaches and Savannah! Enough Said. Thanks again for such a great week:)

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  24. Frito Lay Chips and Dales Steak Sauce and the best University of Alabama football ROLL TIDE! Debra chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  25. Well, it would take more space than I should use to tell you all the good things about Texas! :) But you've lived here so I'm sure you know that we have George Strait ~ swoon! ~ Willie Nelson,Matthew
    McConaughey, Tommy Lee Jones, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Selena Gomez, Renée Zellweger, Angie Harmon, Jamie Foxx, Patrick Swayze, Steve Martin, Eva Longoria, Jessica Simpson, Farrah Fawcett, Joan Crawford,
    Debbie Reynolds, the Quaid Brothers and a jillion others.
    The "used to be great" Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, home of the TV show "Dallas", Ft. Worth Stockyards, lots of museums, Bass Hall, Meyerson Symphony, Neiman Marcus, Austin City Limits, the Hill Country, Big Bend, South Padre Island, piney woods of East Texas, Panhandle of West Texas and everything in between! LOL

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

    xo
    Pat

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  26. As a California girl, it's very hard to choose just one great thing about our state. If forced to choose, I'd probably have to say our amazing weather. It just can't be beat!

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  27. I have my fingers and toes crossed that I win one of these things!! I have LOVED all of them!! :)

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  28. Crabcakes and egg custard snowballs (not together, of course!) From the great state of Maryland!!

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  29. Georgia has given the world Coca Cola! I would love to win your Oklahoma goodies, they all look great.

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  30. Hi Jennifer ! We share the love of football, but I'm more partial to our local high school team than the one the state is famous (or infamous) for. I think one thing coming from Texas is pecans. I ship them every year up to Michigan for their enjoyment. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway. I LOVE me some cornbread !!

    patty (if I win, please email soriano471@sbcglobal.net)

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  31. I was born and raised in Philadelphia and I miss a good cheesesteak and Tastykakes and soft pretzels.

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  32. Hi, I'm from FL, and we have oranges and Disney World! Oh, and just in case I win, we don't have any of those places here!

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  33. Thanks for the fun week!! One of my favorites is the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory! :) Can't wait to see your table!

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  34. Wow all those Oklahoma goodies look so good.

    Hammond's Candies (here in Denver, CO) offers lots of tasty treats that my entire family enjoys.

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  35. I'm from South Carolina, birthplace of Eartha Kitt and Vanna White. Even though Georgia is thought of as the peach state, South Carolina actually produces more per capita. We have some great college football rivalries-Go Clemson-and great down home, Southern soul food!

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  36. Dr Pepper comes from the great state of Texas!

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  37. Awesome! Well.... I am currently in Texas but my home state is New Hampshire.... so something great from NH is Maple Syrup and the fall foliage ~ which I am missing greatly!!
    Thanks again for the fabulous Birthday Bash!!
    lynnbulk83(at)yahoo

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  38. Hi Jennifer,

    Remember how I told you we used to live in OK? Well, seeing Griffins' brought back fond memories. When we first moved out there I was so disappointed I couldn't find my Duke's mayo. Then I discovered Griffins' mayo and syrup. Delicious! Apparently Duke's didn't travel past the MS. River.
    Pepsi was founded here. Thanks for bringing back such a nice memory.

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  39. Something great that comes from LA..hmm, tough choice..there is Mardi Gras, jambalaya but I'm going with Natchitoches meat pies. Little bit of heaven in a hand held pie!
    Thanks so much!

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  40. Definitely love all the products in the giveaway! Currently live in Oklahoma, but I'm from Florida. Both great places, but I have to say that it is definitely true about the nice people!

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  41. Jennifer, I know I'm late to this party but I read this last Friday on my phone and meant to come back and comment later. I love your Ode To Oklahoma and learning about all the awesomeness of your state!! If you are any indicator then the people there MUST be the nicest around!

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  42. from one oklahoman to another- yes, I agree!!!

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