Spring Gift Basket Giveaway

Spring Gift Basket Giveaway

Join me and other bloggers from the iHomeschool Network as we celebrate Spring with a fun giveaway for our readers.

My gift basket is a full of fun gardening supplies to get you started or keep those rows filled.

In the basket:

A copy of Recipes from a Kitchen Garden (my favorite summertime cookbook)

A variety of seeds including flowers and veggies

A small pair of pruning shears

A bright red shovel that will be hard for your children to lose!

A package of small peat pots for getting some of those more delicate seedlings going

A small garden stone that will welcome you to your garden

To enter, follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter widget below:


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How much fun is this?  Check out the links below for more great gift basket giveaways!


(1) Mad Scientist Basket from Milk and Cookies
(2)†”See the Light” Easter Art Basket from Classic Housewife
(3)†Tea Time Basket from See Jamie Blog
(4)†Butterfly Basket from Spell Outloud
(5)†Family Movie Night Basket from Jennifer A. Janes

(6) Pamper the Homeschool Mom Basket from Granola Mom 4 God
(7) Freezer Cooking Basket from Motherhood on a Dime
(8) Hodgepodge Basket from Hodgepodge
(9) Healthy Living and Fitness Basket from Forever, For Always, No Matter What
(10) Making Writing Fun Basket from This Reading Mama

(11) Coffee: Fuel for Homeschooling Moms Basket from Homeschoolin’ Mama
(12) Mom’s Quiet Time Basket from Upside Down Homeschooling
(13) Missionary Basket from Our Journey Westward
(14) Happy Mom Basket from Habits for a Happy Home
(15) Crafty Goodness Basket from Mamas Learning Corner

(16) Rejuvenate the Mom Basket from Spoonful of Imagination
(17) Beginner’s Math Manipulatives Basket from Meet Penny
(18) Welcome Spring: Gardening Basket from Abundant Life
(19) Healthy Living Basket from The Encouraging Home
(20) Mom’s Pampering Basket from Teaching Mama

(21) Kid’s Gardening Basket from Momma Hopper
(22) The Gift of Parenting Basket from Teachers of Good Things
(23) Preschool Crafts Basket from It’s Gravy, Baby!
(24) All the Extras – Electives and Enrichment Basket from Curriculum Choice
(25) Homeschool Mom Basket Case Basket from Classic Housewife

Marianne Sunderland

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  1. My family just moved to a new home last week. Getting a garden up and going would definitely help make the new house feel like home.

  2. Christi Saragosa says:

    This is great I need to start thinking Spring!

    • Christi Saragosa says:

      Last year I started to learn how to can. It was the first year for our garden too. The veggies did fine but my herb garden did not….learning curve!

  3. Yes! I have a green thumb, like my father, and my son is following in those footsteps, too!

  4. Yes, I generally have a green thumb.

  5. Michelle says:

    I would not say that we have a green thumb, but we do like to try to garden and grow our own vegetables. It would be great to win this basket.

  6. Pam Frohn says:

    We love gardening. If only spring would come!

  7. Nancy Mosley says:

    I found your site from the Tisket, Tasket giveaway. I do better with outdoor plants then indoor plants. I love herbs and flowers I’m getting better with my green thumb. My parents have a huge garden each year and I hope to follow their example soon as the situation allows.

  8. Thank You , for all your encouragement. Gardening is my favorite pastime, that and a good book. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  9. I’d love to win this!

  10. Can’t wait for spring! Love the basket, thanks for doing the giveaway.

  11. Magela G. says:

    I am starting a garden this year for the first time.

  12. What a great idea for a basket. Spring can’t get here quick enough. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great day!

  13. No, I don’t, but I don’t want to pass that along to my kids, so I don’t tell them. 🙂

  14. yes 🙂 we try to!

  15. I love gardening! I didn’t do it last year, but I’ve been planning this year’s for a few months now.

  16. Kristin Blackwell says:

    I am a green thumb wanna bee

  17. Jenny K. says:

    I guess you could say I have a green thumb! The children & I have a vegie garden every year & love to plant flowers around the yard! Being outside enjoying nature & real life learning at the same time is an awesome homeshool day!

  18. Marianne, Have a wonderful Easter with your family!

  19. Brenda T. says:

    I don’t have a green thumb but aspire to!

  20. Yes, despite the brown marmorated stink bug, I still manage to grow vegetables and flowers every year.

  21. Well, sometimes yes and sometimes no? lol This looks like a great giiveaway though! Thanks so much.

  22. I love growing a vegetable garden! Next month we start planting!

  23. This would go great with our gardening plans this year-everyone else in the fam has gloves except me!

  24. I like to think that I have a green thumb, but not so much!!!

  25. This basket would help me with my garden this year!!

  26. Lora Gaul says:

    I have the desire to have a green thumb but not everything I grow survives! 🙂

  27. I do not have a green thumb, but my daughter and I have always enjoyed spring planting and growing flowers around our yard. She is so much better at it than I am. I’m about to hand over the landscape planting to her!

  28. I like to think that I have a green thumb, but haven’t done too much these last couple of years. We did put in a garden last year, but my DH and kiddos did more in it than I did.

  29. Oooohhhh!! I love this basket! I love gardening, and can’t wait for the snow to be gone so I can get out and play in the dirt!

  30. Dawn Clay says:

    I try all the time to grow and have some luck with outside plants but limited green thumb ability on inside plants.

  31. My thumbs are not green, but I am working on turning them green.

  32. Such a fun giveaway! Thank you!

  33. I love to garden. It is my dream to eventually be self-sufficient and sustainable.

  34. We are adjusting to living in a new state and growing our garden. Hoping to add a beehive to our garden this year.

  35. Tiffany M says:

    Yes, I have a green thumb. I love to garden!

  36. I have a green thumb in our organic vegetable and herb garden but not with houseplants or flowers….not sure “why”!

  37. Love anything and everything to do with gardening!…looking to expand our knowledge so we can fully utilize what little space we have, our deck, toward being somewhat self-sufficient.

  38. I do not have a green thumb, but I really want one so I keep trying every year 🙂

  39. Mary Somerville says:

    Yes-after many years of trial & error, my does pretty well!

  40. i want to have a green thumb. i really want to start gardening for my family. i grew up with grandfolks that gardened, and want so much to learn!

  41. Christine M says:

    Green thumb? Not so much, but I’m trying! We just cleared a small section of the backyard to try a kitchen garden. We’ll see how it goes!

  42. I have always been terrible at growing things, but that has slowly changed as I’ve learned about gardening. I enjoy gardening and I love being able to go to the garden to get fresh produce!

  43. Yes. thanks for the giveaway!

  44. No green thumb, but I’m learning!

  45. I do garden, mostly veggies. Last year my mom and I canned dozen of jars of carrots and cucumber.

  46. abi cochran says:

    I can’t wait to get into my garden! Would love to win this basket too!

  47. Lovely basket! Lovely website!! 🙂

  48. I think I have one green thumb and one brown one.

  49. I do not know. I’ve never done much with gardening…yet. 🙂

  50. No, no green thumb here!

  51. barb sheffer says:

    My thumb is green but learning to be greener.

  52. No, I don’t really have a “green thumb.” But I want to keep trying! My children and I are working on preparing a spot outside to do some gardening. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  53. Wow! Nice!

  54. I try to have a green thumb. My Papa taught me lots about gardening when I was a child… and I hope to do the same for my kids! They love to eat what we ARE able to grow!

  55. Nope, no green thumb…but I keep trying!

  56. Melissa M says:

    I try! lol I started my garden the 1st time last year so I am still learning.

  57. I have a mostly green thumb. 🙂

  58. Not really. I’m trying to learn to garden, but it’s very hard for me. I’m still learning 🙂

  59. I would like to think so, though I’m still learning through trial and error. I have a greenhouse and for the past 3 years have grown my plants from heirloom seeds (that I’m learning to save).

  60. I love this basket!

  61. I do not have a green thumb, due to my forgetful brain! But my husband and children keep me accountable and are amazing in the garden.

  62. I commented before seeing the prompt question 🙂 I don’t have a green thumb, but I’m trying to grow one!!

  63. Adair Bates says:

    Okay, so it is not like hunter green, but maybe like a lime green. I absolutely love gardening. I feel my best when I am outside digging in the dirt. I am just not as knowledgeable as I would like to be as far as what plant should go where and when. I am still learning.

  64. Shannon H says:

    I wouldn’t say I have a green thumb. I WANT to have a green thumb though 🙂

  65. What a fun basket, I’m looking forward to getting my hands in the dirt.

  66. Valerie kyono says:

    I WISH I had a green thumb…I’d love this basket!

  67. I am so excited to start my garden this year and it would be so much fun with all this great stuff!!

  68. Jessica A. says:

    No but this year I will 🙂

  69. Yes. My mom used to be jealous that I could grow really pretty African Violets. 🙂

  70. Connie Lee says:

    I don’t know about having a green thumb, but I sure do like to plant flowers and watch them grow and bloom.

  71. Whitney S. says:

    Wellll…;) I love to garden, but with 3 little “saplings” sprouting under my care right now, my plants have been sadly neglected of late. I would so love to get back into some gardening! 🙂

  72. No, I kill everything. I want to have a green thumb. I keep trying.

  73. Rebecca R. says:

    I honestly don’t know if I have a green thumb or not. I’ve never tried planting or growing anything. But it’s something I’ve had a big interest in for awhile and want to try.

  74. Kathy Lundberg says:

    Yes, I do have a green thumb. Praise God that He used both sets of my grandparents to inspire me in the area of gardening, I especially love to grow herbs. Goal this spring and summer is to resume herb gardening. Plus learn to do a raised veggie bed. Get lots of my tools off of Craigslist and my local freecycle.

  75. I can’t wait to get my garden started…and how nice with your lovely basket!

  76. I don’t feel like I do but I desperately want to get better at gardening.

  77. I have a green thumb in my yard — but I can’t keep houseplants alive.

  78. Rollalyn says:

    No…I don’t have a green thumb, but my family (as a whole) has had a garden, and we were able to enjoy the fruits of our labor!

  79. Tanya Rubezhov says:

    Not really. And I don’t get too many opportunities to get better at it. 😉
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  80. Oh my, I wouldn’t call it a green thumb exactly. I try…. I lost a lot of my flowers because of the cold. I guess I need to get out there and baby & talk to my plants and trees! My husband and daughter just got our vegetables all in the garden. We’ll see….
    Thank you for the chance to win your AWESOME basket!

  81. working on my green thumb. this is our second year with a garden of veggies and fruits.

  82. I don’t have much of a green thumb! 🙂

  83. I wouldn’t say I have a green thumb at all… I do ok with it, but my husband is awesome with it!

  84. Heather M. says:

    no green thumb…but keep hoping maybe one of my children will!

  85. I would like to think I do.

  86. A'ndrea McAdams says:

    I am training my green thumb! We have a large garden but not yet successfully productive! So I’d love this basket to get started.
    Thanks for your site…I found you through the giveaway and it’s EXACTLY what I’ve been asking God for! I have four children, the last two seem to be struggling with dyslexia. I’m unfamiliar with it, altho I’ve married into it. So I’ve purchased your book and look forward to the wisdom you share. Thanks so much!

  87. I haven’t given myself enough time to develop my green thumb…it’s only light green! But my grandmother is a fantastic gardener and grower, so I have good genes!

  88. I do for veggies, but not flowers.

  89. Jennifer Cantner says:

    My green thumb is growing. Year 3 for our family’s garden was finally successful!

  90. I have a very light green thumb.

  91. I like to think I have a green thumb. Growing things is one of my favorite hobbies.

  92. Ooo. No, I’m afraid I don’t have a green thumb. I wish. Maybe one day.

  93. my daughter does

  94. Michelle Knopp says:

    I like to think I have a green thumb. Unfortunately the growing season in Montana is short, but we make do.

  95. Angie Peterson says:

    We do have a garden! Love the fresh vegetables. Not sure if that means we have a green thumb b/c not all the veggies always make it.

  96. I would say my thumb is getting greener….

  97. Hopefully this year I will get a green thumb!!

  98. Sadly, no. But I am making yet another valiant attempt this year! 🙂

  99. Realia M says:

    i do have a green thumb!!

  100. I dream of having a green thumb like my Mom but unfortunately mine is brown! lol But I never give up trying! 🙂 Just planted our first lemon tree and we are very excited to watch it grow! Fingers crossed! lol

  101. Solducky says:

    I used to have a gray thumb, but I am working hard to have a green one!

  102. I just started my first organic veggie garden, so I pray that I *do* have a green thumb!

  103. Kristine says:

    This would be fun to try with my kids!

  104. I don’t have a green thumb but I’m trying!!! I love growing things but usually am not successful. I need all the help I can get!

  105. Tracie brown says:

    I have a green thumb when I have time to invest in gardening

  106. It’s kind of green, but I have a lot to learn.

  107. I;m good with flowers, not so much with veggies

  108. It’s getting greener every year. 🙂

  109. nope

  110. I know this is silly but I think I have a half of a green thumb, I can get some thing to grow great and other things I touch they die. Silly.

  111. Not at all, and we live in Arizona, making matters worse! But it’s one of my goals!

  112. Candice Hull says:

    I do, which is weird because my parents can’t even keep a cactus alive

  113. Alvina Castro says:

    yes i have a green thumb, got it from my mom and grandma

  114. We have a huge garden and greenhouse. This year we are going to help the kids plant a butterfly garden.

  115. I guess some things grow well, and some not so well for me! Houseplants were thriving, but I can’t seem to get tomato and pepper starts going for my garden. I am doing my researching and reading to learn, though!

  116. Dana Allen says:

    Oh what fun to get started planting a garden!

  117. Kat Riley says:

    I don’t have a green thumb, so I need all the help I can get.

  118. Elizabeth B says:

    I have a green thumb in training. 🙂

  119. No, I can kill a cactus! But I love trying and so do my girls!

  120. Geraldine Beard says:

    Would be a great garden with the kids

  121. I definitely do not have a green thumb; but would like to. This basket certainly is a great incentive. Thanks for the chance to win and blessings.

  122. No, it’s completely black but that doesn’t stop me from trying every year :).

  123. nope, a BLACK thumb 🙂

  124. Kathy H. says:

    We love to garden. Our garden has grown a lot in the past 10 years. Each year I try new things. Some times I have luck while other times not so much. I have canned some stuff but look forward to canning more. My parents have taught me a lot about gardening. They do all the greenbeans so that is very helpful!!

  125. In my dreams, I have a green thumb. In reality, it is pretty black! But, every year, I try gardening!!

  126. I have a light green thumb but I do like to try to improve every season!

  127. nope but i want to have one badly. my dd does

  128. Over the years I have learned to have a green thumb. I can’t get everything to grow but I can grow most things in a garden. We have a wonderful vegetable garden in the summer.

  129. I am trying to learn how to have a green thumb. not always easy but I do try every year 🙂

  130. I have always wanted to have a green thumb. My mom usually rescues me and brings my plants back to life! I am getting better. My girls and I love to garden!

  131. With a little prayer and water, I do indeed have a green thumb!

  132. I just started my tomatoe seeds on Tues, this will be my third year with veggie garden so I would say a bit of a green thumb exists

  133. Probably more accurate to say “light green” thumb….some things grow, some things stay in the ground, lol.

  134. Tammy Kindig says:

    I am learning…my mother is the one with the green thumb…I do love to garden and have green and flowers all over my deck.

  135. Sandra M. says:

    For the first time ever, we have our own backyard that we plan to transform into enchanting garden 🙂 And no, I do not have a green-thumb, but I am planning to change that BIG time 😉

  136. I kinda have a green thumb at least with outdoor plants.

  137. mary gardner says:

    my thumb is not quite as green as i would like it to be, but i am learning

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  138. Kelly Schmidt says:

    I do…. when I have time

  139. Kathy Lundberg says:

    Yes, I have a green thumb. Love to garden especially like to grow herbs. Enjoy take pics of my flowers.

  140. Yes! I love to garden!

  141. What a great idea!! My daughter loves to plant things. She likes flowers and now wants to plant herbs – especially oregano….
    Thanks and Happy Easter!!

  142. Catherine Johnson says:

    Most of the plants I try to grow die………

  143. not really but my 6 and 9 year old do

  144. What a pretty prize! This would be a fun for my little ones and me too : ) We are wanting to learn about planting and growing.
    Thanks for the chance!

  145. Tabitha Zehner says:

    No, sadly, but my kids do!

  146. I don’t have a green thumb but I enjoy gardening.

  147. I don’t have a green thumb, but I’ve been wanting to learn a little about basic gardening….I have boys who love digging in the dirt!

  148. loveathomeschool says:

    Sometimes, It depends on what I’m growing and if the soil is agreeing with me or not.

  149. My 3 girls and I love planting, picking and smelling things inthe garden, This is a wonderful basket.

  150. Jillian Bradbury says:

    We were just talking about our garden today and what we wanted to plant! love this basket!

  151. Evelyn B says:

    Not really – but boy does my grandmother! I admire those with the ability to grow plants 🙂

  152. BlessedCP says:

    I do not have a green thumb, but I do enjoy most aspects of gardening and give it a good try.

  153. I am trying to learn how to have a green thumb 🙂

  154. Tammy Jones says:

    I am not a green thumb, but I am working on it.

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