Giveaways

Weekend Giveaway: The Vintage Pearl

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Hello hello and happy Friday everyone!  If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m in Atlanta, Georgia today.  I’m here because I’ve partnered with a big team of people who are joining forces for an honorable cause, we’re spending the day building housing for veterans. It’s an event I’m very proud to be a part of and I’ll share more details soon!

Meanwhile, it’s giveaway day and this weekend’s is brought to you by one of my sponsors, The Vintage Pearl, a wonderful source for personalized stamped sterling silver jewelry.

 The Vintage Pearl offers neckaces, bracelets, earrings and other keepsakes, including choices for men too.

And introducing a new collection of ornaments, perfect for gift giving for this holiday season!

Up for grabs this weekend are two $75 gift cards to The Vintage Pearl, just in time for ordering for Christmas!

Eligibility to win one of two $75 gift cards to The Vintage Pearl:

1) Hop on over to The Vintage Pearl and pick a favorite item, then name your choice in a comment.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday November 14, 2011 at 8 p.m. PST, two winners chosen at random, US and Canada only, free shipping.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Sending out a heartfelt thank you to our veterans and  military families on this Veteran’s Day.  Words cannot describe how appreciated you are for all you have sacrificed and all you have given to our country.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Winners:  #144 Camille; #661 Destiny.  Winners notified via email!

 

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Thanksgiving Menu + Giveaway

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Hi all, happy Friday to you!  I was on the phone with my sister yesterday planning our Thanksgiving feast and informed that for the first time in our family’s history of feasts, my brother-in-law has plans to deep fry our turkey this year. This is new to me having grown up on an oven roasted bird, but from what I’ve heard (thanks to plenty of tweets yesterday to reassure me) deep fried turkey is excellent. I’m intrigued and looking forward to it, but just might roast up another smaller bird for old times sake.

The big feast is less than three weeks away, and we’re busily assigning who’s cooking what. It’s just not Thanksgiving without turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry relish and pumpkin pie which requires my attire include my most stretchy pants on that day. (I can’t be alone in that.)

thanksgiving menu 1

menu template via must have menus

So let’s talk about food.  A gorgeous keepsake cookbook arrived in my mailbox last week celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Do you watch the Parade every year?  We always have it on while we prep the feast (yet another T day tradition).

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