Hmm...I've been browsing the Bloggy Giveaways and stumbled on one for a box of See's Candy. I LOVE the stuff...but they don't seem to have it out here in Texas (at least not anywhere near me). Hope I win!
That sparked an idea. The Bloggy Giveaway Carnival thing happens quarterly, so I thought it would be cool next time to offer something for homesick Texans in California, since I'm here and could send something you can't find in California. I'd love ideas! Please post a comment sharing what you think I should send from Texas for the next giveaway (or what you'ld like from California...maybe I can recruit someone in California to help)*, and I'll send one of the commenters a post card with my favorite Texas wildflower on it (the Mexican Evening Primrose...those delicate pink flowers that grow in waves of blooms along the freeways). Just make sure you include a way for me to contact you if you want the postcard (cause if I don't have any way to contact you I'll have to give it to someone else). I know a postcard isn't much...but it is a nice reminder of home! (Plus it was all I happened to have on hand right at the moment). I'll pick who to send the card to on August 4.
And, if you happen to be offering a giveaway on your blog that a homesick Texan or Californian would like, please let me know by posting a link to it in your comment, and I'll put another link to it in this post. And if you want to sponsor something from California or Texas for the next Bloggy Giveaways, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org about it (especially if you're in California...since it would be nice to offer something from both states. Even something small, like a postcard or package of California Poppy seeds would be cool).
Here's the current giveaways I've found with a California appeal.
For Homesick Californians:
See's Candy (as mentioned earlier.)
Mel, A Dramatic Mommy is offering Jewelery by a San Diego artist, books by a San Diego Author, and reusable grocery bags from Traders Joes (a store you can find all over California but not in Texas).
(Still looking for others with specific Texas appeal)