Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Pre Holiday Giveaway!

Pre-Holiday Giveaway
Hello Peeps....
Hope you are all doing good today.  The weather has been gorgeous here but we did have a snow/rain shower this morning and it made me want to put up our tree...but I am sticking to my guns and waiting till next week...its so exciting to decorate our home for the holidays....even as our kids get older they never seem to lose that sense of anticipation for all the trimmings...
I am having a pre holiday giveaway that will end one week from today Nov. 24th...I hope that you will sign up and get your name into the drawing!  Here are the rules:
1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Live in the USA.
3. List the picture on your blog's sidebar
4. Tell me one thing that is your tradition on decorating your home with your family for Christmas.
Good Luck and please leave me your email so I can contact you if YOU are ever so lucky to win.

I also am posting a picture of the ornament that I received in the mail from Tammy, not sure what your blog is....this ornament swap was through Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies Primitive & Country Crafts....
Ornament that I got in a swap!


  1. What a wonderful giveaway!
    I would love to be entered.

    I am a follower of your blog.

    I will post about your giveway on my sidebar.

    One tradition is every Christmas morning, after the presents have been opened, we all gather in the kitchen and cook a HUGE breakfast together.

    Thanks so much,

  2. I am a follower, and will post in my sidebar. i also live i the US.

    One holiday tradition is getting the kids pajamas for Christmas which they get to open on Christmas Eve and wear to bed that night and then when they get up Christmas morning and are ripping open presents they all have cute new pj's on for their pictures!

  3. Leslie - Thanks for your note earlier - You little mouse ornie is so cute!

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
    I am, of course, a follower and
    I will post on my sidebar.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  4. Hi, Leslie,
    You stick to your guns! Put the tree up when you are ready. I like to wait until after Thanksgiving and leave it up until after New Year's Day.
    I am a follower and proud to be an American.
    I will post on my sidebar.
    Our family tradition is kind of corny but we all hang our stockings on Christmas Eve. No matter how big our family gets or when they can come back to pick them up, they all show up to hang their stockings so they can get that stocking full of special Santa treats.

  5. Hi Leslie, Just found your sweet blog and have become a follower! I love all your clip art (where do you find it!). Please enter me in your giveaway and I have posted your giveaway on my blog's sidebar. Our most beloved Christams tradition (besides Christmas Eve Service)is watching the George C. Scott version of Charles Dickens "Christmas Carol."
    Take care and nice to meet you!

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  7. Hi Leslie
    I would love to be entered into your giveaway! Thank you!
    I am a follower
    I've posted your giveaway on my blog's sidebar
    Our family tradition is having all the children and grandchildren over for Christmas Eve where we have all kinds of appetizers and egg nog, and listen to A Christmas Story on TV while we open presents from and to each other. Our family is getting larger and our house smaller so next year we may have to start this tradition at my middle daughters home that is 3 times bigger!


    sorry to delete my previous post - I forgot to add my contact info

  8. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I am a follower. I guess our two traditions are to go out in the forest and choose a tree. We usually take snowmachines due to the amount of snow but it varies. Last year we were able to drive. Every year I get sticky buns ready so I can pop them in the oven on Christmas morning. As soon as we are done opening presents they are ready. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  9. Please enter me.My favorite tradition is gathering at grandmas with the very large family and enjoying time seeing everyone.If it snows we'll go for a walk to the farm down the lane for sledding.Warm Wishes!~Amy
    Oh if you need to contact me you can just leave a message on my blog but I'll certainly be watching to see if I'm the lucky winner!

  10. Hi Leslie, I would love to be entered in your blog!! I think I am a follower, but I'll make sure.. and I do live in the USA your neighbor to the West and I'll post in on my sidebar.
    On tradition we had when I was little and STILL have is that we all get stockings!!! My moms stitched my brothers and sisters names on a stocking and to this day she hangs them up and fill them for us. It just wouldn't be the same with out our stocking gifts!! Now my two kids have stocking made by their Aunt Sue that we hang up and fill. They are almost as excited about them as the rest of Christmas!! Happy Holidays!!

  11. Hi Leslie,
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway!
    I am a follower & I will post to my sidebar.
    We have 2 family traditions for Christmas. One is for all the girls and my grandson to get together & decorate sugar cookies.
    The other is when my whole family gathers at my house for supper. Then we get a visit from Santa before he gets to busy with his deliveries. (I take a present for each of the kids to a friends house beforehand & Santa hands them out)
    Wasn't Wendy's ornie swap alot of fun? Your little mousie ornie is adorable.

  12. I would love to be entered so much. I am a follower and will list in my sidebar, however, my blog is a private one and doesn't get an awful lot of traffic! :o)

    One of my fav. traditions that started about 5 years ago happened right after my dad has always been such a Christmas Eve/morning lover and when I got married it broke his heart that I would not even be there on Christmas morning, but in my own after my divorce, it was like a precious thing to him to have me "back" - anwyay, one thing we started doing on Christmas Eve was going out to eat...CHINESE! Just like one of our favorite movies "A Christmas Story" - we do so love to do this and have made it a tradition! Chinese turkey! :o)

  13. Please enter me in your give away. I am a follower. My favorite tradition is watching old christmas movies on christmas eve with my children , then we open gifts and try to stay up all night talking, eating and playing with our new toys...LOL

  14. I love your giveaway, I am a follower, please enter me in your contest. I will post your giveaway to my sidebar.
    On Christmas eve. we watch a Christmas Story every year. And I have a countdown calender that you move the mouse to countdown the days until Christmas, my kids used to argue over who's turn it was to move the mouse, now the grandkids enjoy it.


My craft room that is my world to "create"

Hobbies I have:

  • I Love to doing any thing related to crafts, garage saling, antique shopping, being with friends and family, decorating, going to school actitives with my kids, working cattle with my husband, going for walks, reading, and baking.

Randy & I on Christmas Eve

Randy & I on Christmas Eve

family picture 09

family picture 09
Randy, Leslie, Sammy, Taylor, and Tanner
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Below is a slideshow of some of the past crafts that I made, with my craft business I do make throughout the year, but these are some of the latest ones. Thank you for visiting.

a new prim friend

a new prim friend
Kindra and I..a new friendship