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June Favourites 2014 & A Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Gamerwife Thank You Giveaway

Since my last video was so well received, I decided to do a second one cataloging some of my favourite things for the month on June. But, since I also recently hit over 100 subscribers on Bloglovin I also decided to put together a little giveaway for you all. Details are in the video, but I also included all the pertinent facts below in case you don’t feel like sitting through the whole video.

Here’s the lowdown on the giveaway:

What you’ll get:
Yummy Smelling Candle
Star Trek Earrings by The Nerdy Hussy
L’Oreal Nail Polish in
Jeffrey Brown Cat Companion Journal
Drawn & Quarterly Tote Bag
Hello Kitty Tattoos & Stickers
Super Cute Miffy Patch

To enter, leave a comment below telling me what your favourite article/feature/whatever on gamerwife.com, then come back to the Rafflecopter widget and register your entry. This giveaway is open to international readers because I want everyone who reads to have a chance.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be chosen and notified on Monday July 7th.

Good Luck Everyone!

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62 Comments

  • Reply
    Jane Y.
    July 1, 2014 at 9:35 am

    yay. happy 100 followers. i enjoyed your video (again!) mariko. and i totally want to try the water/veg thing. thanks so much for the giveaway opp. my favorite things about your blog are your game reviews, dames who make games and also your nerdy product picks that you do for your birthday and such. 🙂

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 1, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks, Jane. For the water/veg thing, I forgot to mention that I actually use a tea jug to make it, using the metal filter thing for the herbs and veggies.

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    missvenusfury
    July 1, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Congrats on 100 followers! Thats awesome! You have the cutest voice by the way 😛 I think my favourite post of yours would have to be the one about your husband being a gay buccaneer. It was a really well written piece, and I had a big of a giggle at the title. I also love your Caturday post, because well, cats!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 1, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you, Sarah. I really appreciate your support.

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    rcass
    July 1, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Oh man I really love those Star Trek Earrings! Soo cool…..I am a recent reader and what drew me in was the Monument Valley review. Then I saw all the awesome game reviews (esp. the indie ones) and I was sold. The feminist in me also enjoys the dames who make games as well 🙂 My partner is in games and even so I seem to rarely see females, so I love hearing there stories from the industry.

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      Mariko
      July 1, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you! I have to say, Dames Who Make Games is one of my favourite things I do on the site so I’m really happy to hear you enjoy it. Good luck!

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    Mia Moore (@xoMiaMoore)
    July 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Aw you are so cute on video! We need to hang out in real life 🙂 Happy 100 subscribers, you totally deserve it! And your picks for the giveaway are mega cute.

    My favorite posts you do are your super unique pieces – I love Dames Who Make Games as well as your opinion pieces. You always have such a good perspective on things!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you, Mia! That would be great. I’m sure I’ll make it down to Austin at some point, it’s been on my “to see” list forever.

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    kelleylynne2014
    July 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Happy Caturday is my favorite!!!

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    Rachel
    July 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Happy 100th! I have to say, I really enjoy the Friday I’m In Love feature. It covers a lot of ground, and I’ve found a lot of great sites/things because of it. Everything is great on the site, though. You put a lot of effort into delivering quality content, which always makes it a joy to come here and visit 🙂 (Also, the fact that you’re local-ish to me helps a lot. Most of the physical stores you mention around Montreal are places I can easily visit when I get myself into town. Nothing worse than reading a blog about “Cool Store X” and finding out it’s half way across Canada, or in the States).

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 1, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you, so, so much, Rachel. And yay for MTL bloggers!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    July 1, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I’m a new reader but I really like your Friday I’m In Love posts, you always have a fun round up of links! The Caturday posts are always cute too 🙂

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks! My favourite thing about Caturday is featuring other people’s cats. It’s been a great way to get to know other bloggers and make connections.

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    Kitty
    July 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I love the Caturday posts!! 🙂 It helps me get my kitty fix.

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Yay! Kitties. Thank you.

  • Reply
    kaycreate
    July 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I am actually quite new to your blog, only been reading for a few weeks, but I love it! Right now I’ve gotten the most use out of your HabitRPG post as it introduced me to HabitRPG, and I totally adore it!
    Also, could I trouble you for a link to the indie comics you talked about in your video? I love comics, and it’s one of my goals this year to get some indie ones – those sound right up my alley!
    Keep on trucking with the awesome posts, and congrats on 100 followers!

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    Jessica R
    July 1, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Congrats on 100 followers!! I love your Caturday posts~ Keep up the great work ^^ <3

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 2, 2014 at 12:25 am

      Thank you, Jessica!

  • Reply
    Heather Sander
    July 2, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Yay! 100 subscribers! Congratulations!

    Let’s see, aside from your caturday posts, I really, really enjoy your, “Friday I’m In Love” posts. They always have great links in them!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 2, 2014 at 12:32 am

      Thank you! Sometimes I find too many links and I don’t know what to do with them all. Glad to hear you appreciate it.

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    Fiona
    July 2, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Super congrats! As a self obsessed cat lover I have to say you Caturday posts 🙂

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    acatris
    July 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I’m still quite new to your blog but I love your Gadabout Gamers segments 🙂 Would really like to do a post inspired by it at some point 🙂 I especially loved the I Am/Not My Avatar post.

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      Mariko
      July 2, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Oooh, Oooh! Next Gadabout Gamers link up is on Monday! Theme: Love Is A Game

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        acatris
        July 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Ooh 😀 Yay! I’ll definitely take part in this one for sure 😀

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    Ari Carr
    July 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I love your Caturday posts! But even more than tons of cute cats, I really really your Friday I’m In Love articles, as you always link to super interesting stuff. Also, your Gadabout Gaming segments are a fantastic way to get other bloggers involved in your ace work!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you, Ari. I’m really happy with how many people are getting involved with Gadabout Gamers. I just want it to grow and grow!

      • Reply
        Ari Carr
        July 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

        You’re welcome! I can’t wait to contribute more posts!

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    Damaris / The cat, you and us
    July 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Mariko congratulations on your 100 followers!! 🙂 So happy for you for this milestone, and also thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity, that is so many awesome goodies, thanks! (let’s cross fingers). My favorite series are Dames who make games, the Friday I’m in love posts (a good mix of interesting readings and fun stuff), and also all the posts where you show nerdy objects/stuff or review them. Oh! and also the Caturday, fun to see all the kitties around. Talking about kitties, as soon as I hit play in your video Juno came running again today, she definitely loves your voice, she started running around the pc and then just laid by my side the whole video. Oh! too long comment already, hahaha, but had to mention, love your new summer dress!

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      Mariko
      July 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Hahaha! That’s so funny about Juno. I guess I am something of a cat whisperer… lol

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    *aka* krystelle
    July 2, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I really enjoy the posts that fall into your life tag 🙂 And the one with the five mostly free blogging tools really helped me out. I also like Caturday because cats. Congrats on 100!

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      Mariko
      July 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad I was able to help. I’m also planning a post on how I organize my editorial calendars since people seemed interested in that too.

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    nerdburger
    July 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

    My fave is dames that make games. I know nothing about video games or the industry and I have learnt so much from those posts. By the way “HOLY CRAP JEFFREY BROWN JOURNAL”

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      I had a feeling you’d enjoy that. They also had some of his Star Wars themed ones too.

  • Reply
    Nicole
    July 3, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I love the Mass Effect posts. Because Mass Effect.

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    margotmeanie
    July 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    So many things to comment on here!

    First off, congrats on 100 bloglovin’ subscribers!!

    Love that dress, perfect for summer & cute nails!! I have a gingerbread cookie candle as well as the confetti cupcake!! Sooo nummy!

    I love seeing Becky Cloonans stuff, we used to follow each other on deviantart waaay back in the day, so it’s really great seeing her do well. Her art is very distinctive and I love the stories shes always gravitated towards!

    As for features, I love reading Friday I’m in love and consistently come back for it. Since I’m so immersed in plus size fashion & style blogs, I love coming here to indulge in my female nerdiness and I always find you have relevant articles and links to things I’m interested in. And of course Caturday!! <3

    congrats once again!

    <3 <3 <3
    margot

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 3, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you, Margot!! I wish I’d done a close up on my nails since they actually turned out pretty well this time. Oh well, next time. Glad you like the links.

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    Mandy
    July 5, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    How cute are you?! I love this video feature idea.

    Also, CONGRATS on the follower milestone! 🙂

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      Mandy
      July 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      Whoops! Hit enter too soon. I’m a new reader, so I’m not sure I have a favorite series or post yet, but I love the whole idea of a GamerWife and the Caturday posts are adorable. 🙂

      • Reply
        Mariko
        July 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

        D’awww. Thank you, Mandy!

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          MandyMandy
          July 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm

          I’m so excited to have won! Thank you so much. 🙂

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 6, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Thank you! I was so nervous about doing videos, but the more I do, the more I love it!

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    Gina
    July 6, 2014 at 1:58 am

    I love Dames Who Make Games. It’s inspiring for all the women out there: we can do whatever we put our mind to, games or such. Keep introducing us to these awesome women!!! Thank you! ^_^
    You are also awesome Mariko! .. and cats are awwwww! >_<

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Thank you so much, Gina!

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    Lois
    July 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Happy 100! I am new to your blog but I loved reading your indie game date section, i love playing games with my bf but we have such different tastes too! and also Dames who make games, so inspiring! Keep up the great work xxx

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 6, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Thank you, Lois! And I’m hoping to have more Indie Game Dates coming up soon, it’s one of my favourite features too.

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    Glitzy Geek Girl
    July 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Congrats on 100!! I love all of your posts. You do great reviews with lots of insight. And of course I love Caturday posts 😀

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    Travis!
    July 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I’ve been reading for a couple months now (I found your blog through Nerd-Burger.com!) and my favorite has been Indie Game Date. I’m such a sucker for indie games, so it’s nice finding recommendations! 😀

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    Joie Fatale
    July 7, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    While I know it’s late to enter, I DO want to say that I love your blog!
    Caturday’s make me smile as I’m a cat lady with no cat.
    Dames in Games makes me nostalgic (I loved video games as a kid, but wasn’t really “welcomed” even though I did ok in arcades), and, they make me ecstatic for the possible changes in games to come–because women are in games!
    Friday Finds are my most favorite because they are all sorts of links from social-behavioral to geeky info!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you, Joie!! Sorry you missed the cut-off.

  • Reply
    rachel
    July 8, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Congrats to the winner! Also, thanks for holding a cool contest, Mariko. Super duper awesome (and generous!) of you 🙂

    • Reply
      Mariko
      July 8, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you, Rachel. It was really important to me to say thank you to everyone for helping me reach this milestone. It means so much that so many people are interested in what I do.

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