Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My First Giveaway!

Since I started blogging last summer, I have been so lucky and blessed to make several new friends, and learn several great crafting, cooking and decorating tips you all have freely shared. Some of you have held giveaways that I have been lucky enough to win and I always thought of how I wanted to have one of my own to thank you all for everything. Well today is the day!

Over the past few weeks I have made and collected a few small items that I hope will show my appreciation to all of you.

My giveaway consist of a 'Recipe Scrapbook' that I created just for one lucky winner. Inside I have put in a few of my favorite recipes that I hope you will enjoy.

Also included is a couple Christmas notepads, a scented candle and six 'rusty' bell ornaments.

The rules are simple...

1. You MUST be a follower of my blog.
2. Share the memory of one of your most favorite Christmas Gifts on this post.
3. If you would like an extra entry, sign up to follow my new cooking blog,
Cooking At Goat Creek .

The sign-up for this giveaway will run from now until December 1st. I will draw a winner and post it that evening so PLEASE be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. If I do not receive a response within 24 hours of notification I will draw another name.... ok?

Good Luck to you all and I hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving!



  1. Wow Debbie I love personal recipes they are the best. Please include me. My favorite Christmas memories are all those I have spent in my own home with my family. I didn't appreciate it near as much as I do this year.


  2. Debbie,
    Love the special touch of the recipes in your giveaway...and I'ld love to have my name entered into your giveaway and am a follower of your blog.
    My favorite of all my Christmas memories is the Christmas that I got engaged to my hubby. He put my ring in this tiny wrapped box and then put that into another box that was a little bigger and on it went...until the box was hugh. When I saw that big box, I couldn't begin to image what he had gotten me for Christmas...but by the time I got almost down to the ring box, I had this feeling of what it was and it was the most joyous moment when I opened that tiny little box.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  3. Hi Debbie

    Well i love cookbooks. I have so many of them. And would love to add yours to my collection. I am a follower of yours and just joined your new cooking blog.

    My best memories are when my parents were still alive. i miss them so much at holidays and everyday.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  4. My birthday follows Christmas by 3 days and I think one of the best years was the year I was turning 40.....My brothers dog had 12 golden retriever puppies and I really wanted one soooo bad! I begged and pleaded with my husband just like a kid for a new toy! He finally relented and told me that I was getting one for my birthday! I soooo love my Pearse! Best birthday/Christmas present ever!!

  5. Hi Debbie,
    I've been following your blog for some time now, I "knew" you from Sewforum. I marvel at your ability to battle though life's knocks and although this is my first post I want you to know how much I enjoy reading your blog.
    I would love to enter your giveaway but I won't because I live in Australia and postage would be far too costly....Your giveaway will be greatly appreciated by the winner.

  6. Hi Debbie, I would love to have some of your personal recipes. I hope I win!!!!!


  7. Hi Debbie,....I would love to have some of your personal recipes. I hope I win!

    Favorite Christmas gift? To me it was a real gift of all was when both of my parents were alive and we were waiting for my Dad to come into the house from the barn so we could see what Santa brought us. My sister and I were so excited......but the best gift of all was when Daddy finally came and he just hugged and hugged us and loved and loved us! We were all so very happy that morning. I wish it could have lasted forever and ever.

    How about you, Debbie? What was your favorite gift?


  8. hey debbie!

    i love the new look of your blog! super cute!
    i closed down my blog that i you had the link to. i started a new one. you should come on over!

    very very cute giveaway! i so wish i could scrap... just don't have that talent ;)

    my favorite christmas gift would have to be 3 years ago. we discovered 5 days before christmas that my little sister had leukemia. we all spent christmas in the hospital with her. my favorite gift was being able to bring her home on the 27th. nothing better than that :)

  9. Hi Debbie, please enter me in your lovely givaway:) My favorite Christmas gift ever would have to be my son! Although he was born 15 minutes before Christmas eve day on the 23rd, we always said " we are getting a baby for Christmas:)

  10. I'm a follower! Just a little behind on blog reading and about missed your great giveaway! My favorite Christmas memory is singing in the church Christmas program on Christmas Eve and knowing that Santa was at our house leaving gifts for us. :)

  11. Now how did I miss this!! I'm already a follower and I would love a chance at winning your giveaway. The recipe book looks great!

    My favorite Christmas gift? I'd have to go way back for this one. It was the "Little Red Spinning Wheel" I received when I was about ten years old. I made this really long knitted tube with it and coiled it into a hotpad for my mom to put pots on. My mom said I played with this toy for hours!