Sunday, December 29, 2013

What's in the Snow? Winter Scavenger Hunt

(I just republished this post so that it would be bumped up to top post... Why? Because I want people to see it!)

I'm sure you all know what this post is about and if you don't clearly you don't follow me on twitter! Today I am so excited to be kicking off, along with my FABULOUS cohost, Jessica @ Reviews Abound, a project that has been months in the making, What's in The Snow?!
Now if you don't know what this is about, read closely.

What's in the Snow? is a month long scavenger hunt, that will be taking place from December 15th through January 15th. Each day a blogger will be posting a post in relation to winter. There are so many amazing posts that people are coming up with that will amaze you with their uniqueness and creativity. 
On top of that fun stuff each blogger will be post a question along with the question number on their site. Each question is relatively easy to answer or can be searched pretty easily. There are some that I might say could have a few different answers for them, so we will make sure that your answer could work. Any questions about the questions please feel free to ask one of us.
So what are these clues all about. Well it's a scavenger hunt, right? And what fun would it be to scavenge for no reason?! Therefore we have come up with the perfect solution! PRIZES! There are so many amazing prizes that you'll get the chance to enter for. (And they are seriously amazing! I'll definitely be entering whenever possible!) So every 2 weeks a NEW grand prize will go up with epic prizes and lots of ways to enter! (This means there will be two giveaways during the course of the hunt.) Each Giveaway will include HALF of the clues you will find during the duration of the hunt. You'll need to check back to on of our original posts where we will be updating the giveaway sections. (Please note that a new post for each giveaway WILL NOT go up, instead each giveaway will go up ON THIS SAME EXACT POST or at Reviews Abound.) PLUS there will be giveaways from different bloggers occurring as well so make sure you check out ALL of the posts going up! You never know what you might win!

Now before you check out the amazing schedule and see all of the bloggers participating, I want to say some quick thank you's to some of the people who have made this even possible. 

First up is Emz @ Icy Cold Reads and Arial @ In Italics. The beautiful buttons and banners that you'll see throughout the hunt were made by them. Without them you most likely would have ended up with some very badly made buttons that couldn't even hold a candle to these. Thank you two so much for taking the time and effort to create such beautiful buttons! I don't know what we would have done without you! 

Next up is a GIANT thank you to all of the authors participating in the event. Many have donated prize, helping to make this event all that more fantastic! They will go unnamed as I want to leave you in suspense so you'll have no idea what to expect. BUT every time you see one of their names on one of the posts know how much we appreciate all that they've done for us. 
Clearly I can't forget to thank each and every blogger who signed up to participate. Without them having an event of this caliber would be impossible. Each of these people are FANTASTIC and truly amazing to work with! They had so many ideas and really have made it so this event is unique!
I also want to thank the people who donated prizes for the sake of this event! Thank you so much!
There is a person who I need to thank, who without her, this event might not have happened. Maybe something similar might have occurred, but the idea? It just wouldn't be the same. So on that note, I'd like to thank Klaudia @ The Observant Girl for giving us the idea to do a scavenger hunt. I feel like I never really thanked her properly and truthfully I'm not sure I ever would have had such a brilliant idea! Thank you so much, Klaudia, for making this event come to life.   
And last, but far from the least, I want to give a giant shout out to my cohost Jess! You always hear how important it is to have a cohost that you can trust and work well with and that is SO TRUE! Going into this event I really didn't know anything about Jess or her blog. It was sheer coincidence that we had both expressed an interest to do a blogging event at the same time and at this point this was maybe the first day I'd ever really talked to her. I think that day we both took a risk choosing to work together on a project where we knew so little about each other. Personally, I am so glad I took that risk. This event, while not only have I had a blast doing it (even though in this last stage all credit goes to Jessica. She did an incredible job pulling it all together.) I have also come out with an amazing friend. I don't even remember what my life was like without her. So Jessica here is my very public THANK YOU SO MUCH! Without you this event would never have happened!

Okay, time to stop being mushy. Here's the schedule I'm sure many of you have been waiting for!
**Please take note that each day the list will be updated with the correct post links. If you click on a link before the person's post date it will just take you directly to their blog.**

December 15th-Opening day post-Cal and Jess (You are currently on Cal's post!)
December 16th-- RachelMarie @ The NerdHerd Reads and Nova @ Musings of a Blogder
December 17th- Em @ The YA Book Butterfly
December 18th----- 
December 19th- Fionnuala @ BooksforBirds and Jayne @ Fiction is the New Reality
December 20th- Tanya @ Book Loving Hippo and Kathy @ My Nook, Books, and More 
December 21st- Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic PalmTree
December 22nd- Emz @ Icy Cold Reads
December 23rd- Kaitlin @ Reading is My Treasure
December 26th- Klaudia @ The Observant Girl
December 27th- Isabel @ Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews
December 28th- Erica @ Friction to Fiction
December 29th- Arial @ In Italics
December 30th- Kathy @ My Nook, Books, and More
January 1st- Jessica @ Reviews Abound
January 2nd- Allison @ The Lovely Grace
January 3rd- Kristie @ Lost in Ever After
January 4th- Jessica @ Just Another Teen Reading
January 5th- Emily @ Forever Literary
January 6th- Vanessa @ The Book Aviary 
January 7th- Kayla @ The Bibliophilic Nerds
January 8th- Kayla @ The Bibliophilic Nerds
January 9th- Kayla @ The Bibliophilic Nerds
January 10th- Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf and Kayla @ The Bibliophilic Nerds
January 11th- Kayla @ The Bibliophilic Nerds
January 12th- Tanya @ Book Loving Hippo
January 13th- Cal @ Read Books and Live Green 
January 14th- Christine @ Christiney Reads
January 15th- Wrap up post-- Cal and Jess

Please note that the giveaway is for people 13 years and older. 
Prizes are US only if physical copies, but ebooks are international!
The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email, otherwise another winner will be chosen. 
Prizes are distributed on a first come first serve basis

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  1. CAL!!!! I love this post so much! And a huge THANK YOU to you too! <333

  2. Aww, thank you for mentioning me in your post. (I just noticed now.) You're welcome, though--I'm glad I helped make the idea come to life. :)


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