29 posts categorized "Drawings & Giveaways"

i've got some winners

The winner of the Flea Market Style magazine is.....Ramona from Ramona's Home Place.  Send me your snail mail Ramona and I'll get it out ASAP.


Another winner is the Onion Straws from The Pioneer Woman that I had made for dinner tonight.  It sure seems like I'm turning into a food blog :)

Onion straws

The third winner today is the BLACKHAWKS!!!!!  Yeah Hawks!!!



If you don't know already, I am a BIG hockey fan, my husband played hockey, my sons played hockey, and I love watching it.  I have been a Blackhawks fan since I was a young girl, and even tho I can't watch Jim or my sons play anymore, I can still enjoy my Blackhawks.  This shot was from last year when Jim and I went to a game with one of our sons and daughter-in-law.


I guess all in all it was a winner of a day.  I hope Y'all had a wonderful weekend and are relaxing and gearing up for another week to come around.  It's been cold here and no signs of sugaring yet, I am anxiously waiting to hear that first "ping" sound in the bucket.


home again

Thanks for all the "grandma" congrats.  I so enjoyed my time down in Texas, spending it with our granddaughter and holding that new bundle of joy.


I did a little bit of shopping while there.  Jim and I love beans and dried beans are not only tasty and inexpensive, they are healthy for you.  I bought the dried soup bean mix in Texas at a Whole Foods.  The Texas Two Step 5 Bean Soup we got as a Christmas gift from our son and dil who live in Texas.  I can't wait to make that.

Dry soup beans

Yesterday tho, we made the spicy southwestern bean soup.  We soaked them for about 4 hours.

Soaked beans

Then cooked and simmered them on the wood-stove for about an hour or so.  Yum!!!

Spicy southwestern soup

I want to share with you a giveaway over at Homestead Revival.  Amy is giving away homemade soaps as a shout-out for a new business called Levi's Lye Soap

Levi's Lye Soap

If you want to win the soap, head to Homestead Revival (just click the link) or If you want to just buy it instead, go to her Etsy site directly with this link.   Amanda is giving everyone a 10 percent discount through February 28th (U.S. residents only). Just use the code "Homestead Revival" in the space provided for the coupon code when checking out.

I hope you all have a  wonderful day today.

the winner is....

First of all I want to thank all who commented on my giveaway.  Unfortunately there can only be one winner.  I used RANDOM.ORG to help me decide.  I took out Thimbleanna's comment as she asked me not to enter her.
Drumroll....The number is 8 and that is Allison.
Allison Zurfluh

A giveaway where all you have to do is comment? How fun it is to come together, women from all over the place, and swoon over yarn and handmade things. Yay!

Posted by: Allison Zurfluh | November 12, 2010 at 01:25 AM

Allison send me your mailing address so that I can get your winnings out right away.

Thank you everyone for playing along.

as promised

Here it is the giveaway that I told you about.

The first items are 3 skeins of 100% superwash Jojoland Melody yarn and 2 skeins of fingering weight 100% merino wool Claudia Hand Painted Yarns.

Yarn giveaway

Plus...A handmade apron, made by me and just in time for the holidays.

Arpon giveaway

To enter this giveaway you only have to do one thing and that is leave a comment on this post.

That's it...That's all you have to do.  Oh, and if you post about my giveaway on your blog come back and let me know with another comment so you can have another chance at winning.  Tho you don't have to have a blog to enter.

The drawing will end Sunday November 14th at 7:00 p.m. CST.  It's open to everyone, please have a legit e-mail so that I can contact you if you're the winner.

Good Luck!

a "give away"

This is really a neat give-away over at Knitting Mania...My favorite "Kitchen Rooster" give-away.

All I have to do is post a picture of my favorite Rooster that adorns my home.  Then go over and leave a comment there.  Tho I have many, this one is my favorite.  I found it in Illinois at a cute antique shop on our 29th anniversary trip.  I have since moved my rooster to another spot in my house.

Rooster boy

He's a bit chipped but I don't care.  He looks great next to my rooster clock.

  Rooster and clock

Head on over to the give-away to see other favorite roosters.

treats and sickness

Yesterday was a busy day at work.  I left in the dark and came home in the dark...It was a long day.  But when I got home I had a couple of treats waiting for me.  I had dinner waiting for me on the table.  Because I worked late Jim made dinner and my sweet DIL made a delicious soup and sent some over for us.  What a treat to come home to...only...there's one little bitty problem.  Jim hasn't been feeling really good for the past week.  So he went to the doctors and found out he has Walking Pneumonia.  I tried telling him not to worry about dinner but would he listen?  Now do you see why I call him Mr Wonderful? 

The other treat that was waiting for me was a package that came in the mail.  I won a drawing over at Niki's and it came.  In the package was a pair of handmade beeswax candles that Niki made and they smell wonderful.  I can't wait to burn them.

Beeswax candles 

Also in the drawing Niki gave away a knitted shawl.  I am wearing it as I'm typing this.  It's so soft and cuddly.  I just love it Niki and I will think of you every time I wear it.


I got to share my breakfast with this cutie pie this morning.  Her mom had to bring her brother to the doctors because he hasn't been feeling well himself.  The kids doctor has a walk-in-clinic before office hours which is really nice.  I wish they had that when my kids were small.  I hope he doesn't have the same thing as his grandpa does.


What a wonderful way to spend my morning.  I hope you are all well and healthy and are not dealing with any sickness.

You all have a wonderful weekend.

end of the week chit~chat

Where has this week gone?  It started out slow and now it's Friday already.  Work keeps me busy and I'll be picking up an extra day starting next week, which will make me even more busier. 

Our niece Laura and her husband Jeremy stopped by with their cute adorable puppy named Sophie.  They have recently moved to Indiana and were here for the weekend.


I did do some crocheting the other day and it felt good.  When I'm done with what I started, I'll share.

I will share with you a giveaway that ends today tho.  I love visiting this so inspiring blog.  Since I started working I don't get the chance to visit here as much.  I always leave feeling happy and I always leave smiling.  My blog friend Elk is having a giveaway.  Elk has opened an Etsy shop called Red or Gray Art.  Head on over there and check out this very creative beautiful lady.

It's been raining the past few days.  The grass needs to be mowed again before the snow flies and the leaves are really starting to fall on the ground.  It's time to really start to get ready for the winter around here.  The wood pile is low and needs to be replenished.  Lots to do before old man winter decides to show his face.

Fallen leaves 

Are you getting ready for winter yet?  Or have you already done that?

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to have some photos to share with you on Monday.