For those of you friends in the States - the countdown is on to Thanksgiving!! I meant to post this earlier today, but didn't get a chance to with all of my furniture topsy turvy, and I couldn't get to my computer. It was the last day for the carpet layers and now it's all done!! Yay!! Now the not so fun part of cleaning all the furniture that's still misplaced and putting it all back. Lol
I was also gone for the afternoon grabbing all of my turkey day groceries, as I wasn't able to go yesterday. Lots of crowds, but I was able to get everything. Double yay!! Now on to the fun at hand...I'm finally ready to open up my one year blogaversary giveaway! I wanted it to include fun cozy time of year things, but also things that I love. So there's some scrapbooking goodies and some food and cooking kinds of things, as well as a couple of holiday goodies.
If you remember from a prior post, part of the giveaway includes this binder/scrapbook kit. With the lined pages it would be perfect to do a personalized recipe cookbook, like the one I'm making for my Annie. I will be writing down my cinnamon spiced sugared pecans recipe in the book - they are so perfect for this time of year and make wonderful gifts! I will be including scrapbook type adhesive (if you want to attach recipes or use the smaller papers as recipe cards and attach them). I also plan to include a scrapbook quality marker for journaling and embellishments and some cooking/baking related stickers.
I will also be including this fun wild rice pancake mix and pure maple syrup. All from the area in which I live here in the northwoods. Wild rice is very big around here!
I will be making my cinnamon spiced sugared pecans and loading up this adorable tin with them. (I will put in sealed baggie to help insure they remain good if they happen to go on a long journey).
To go with the food theme I'll also be including this fun and goofy "ugly sweater" towel. And of course a few holiday ornaments are in order so I have an ornament of one of the Great Lakes - Lake Superior (the big lake where I live) that was handcrafted by a local artist. That way you can always remember me at this time of year dear blogland friend. And this adorable stained glass snowman that can be hung as an ornament, or will have a suction cup with it if you want to hang it in your window.
All you need to do to be entered into the giveaway drawing is to leave me a comment below about your favorite part of the holidays. I will send to anyone and you do not need to have a blog or be in the U.S. to win. I will leave the drawing open for one week. So the drawing will end next Tuesday evening December 1st and I will announce the winner next Wednesday December 2nd. I'm so grateful for all of you wonderful blogland friends. Thanks so much to all who stop by to visit my blog and to all of you who comment and make my day on a regular basis. It means so much to me and helps this world feel like a smaller cozier place! Blessings to you all and good luck!