I'm ignoring the NaNo call (for now) to tell you about some cool give-aways around my little blog circle.
There are over 1200 prizes being given away as part of the Quarterly Carnival. Granted, some of them are pretty mommy-focused (ie, $40GC at Diaper shops from Dinker & Giggles). But here are some of my favorites:
Production, not Reproduction is offering a $15 GC to Target, Starbucks or Amazon.
One Room Schoolhouse offers a prize pack that includes a $25 GC to Starbucks.
Deal-icious is giving away a $20 GC to Target.
Halfway to a Dozen is giving away three Usborne science books.
PixnPens will choose two winners, one to receive a box of books, and the other to receive a $25 Amazon GC.
Finally, at Empowering Girls: So Sioux Me, a contest that is Ello-worthy - $150 FreeAgent GO portable Hard Drive to the best non-sexualized Halloween costume.
Coming in November:
Also, the In Search of Giants big November giveaway!