Monday, February 2, 2009

My First Give -A-Way!

The Month of love!

I found these cute little towel sets at the store the other day and thought they'd make cute little Valentines gifts. My mom was the first to receive a set this month! I bought this cute little coloring book at the dollar store with bears and hearts in it. I copied one of the little bears onto all my plain white towels and embroidered him onto them.

So Guess what I am doing with my last one?

That's right...!
I am giving it to one of you!


I have taken part in the give aways in bloggy land and even Won one. So I figure it is time to share the love with one of you - And what a better time to share the Love than in February!

~ I'd Love it if you'd add yourself to my blog friends list so I can come visit you as well.


~ Leave a comment on this blog if you'd like to be added to the drawing.

~ I'd Love to learn of some fun Valentines traditions you have as well!


Oh - Did I mention Chocolate??? Yessss I will even send you one of our families favorites as well...I will wrap up for you and your family members our Valentines Milk Chocolate bars! So leave me a number as to how many are in your family. {let me clarify} Your immediate family...lol

I will have the husband pull a name out of the Hat This Friday! I want to get this to you before Valentines day...so my plan is to mail it off to you this coming Saturday!



~ enjoy



~ Valentine boxes

37 comments:

Bonnie said...

Chris, I just read all your nice words on my blog so I thought I would pop over here to share the love with you. And low and behold you are giving things away no less. Now thats what Im talking about. Because of you our family will have Valentine Boxes for the first time this year. We are going to decorate them this week and then spend the rest of the time putting love notes in each one. Im sure I will add some goodies as well. You are a real inspiration!!

Christine said...

Ohhhh I can't wait to see your boxes Bon! Mine need a face lift...come to think of it so do I! lol Hey the odds are looking good for you right now...since you are the only one signed up!...lol hugssss

P-Dot said...

Hey Bonnie, Don't get too confident, as there is an old lady breathing down you neck......haha....I may be old but I'm treacherous.....sign me up Chris!!!!

Carrie said...

Those are so cute I would love to win! We don't have any tradions really but I really liked your boxes I am going to try and make those soon.

Lisa said...

Chocolate, towels, giveaway! You know I came right over! LOL. Oh the towels are super cute. They would go PERFECTLY in my kitchen. Just saying :-) SIGN ME UP! No real traditions...I always go to Matthews class and participate...this year, I'm the head room mom. lol. I try and have a little gift bag for Matthew to open when he gets home...I think this year I might surprise him with some pens or pencils and a little bear. Did I mention sign me up?

K said...

You slept through the Superbowl!!..so funny! Your give away is so awesome..thanks for letting me know. Sign me up, please! I've been busy with other stuff, not reading up much on the blogs today. My tradition is a box of my favorite chocolates (all creams) from Wertz's Chocolates. I posted on them a while back....and I usually make a seafood dinner for my Men.

Rambling Girl said...

Woohoo..I love giveaways...and love having them also...I think I am about to have one before to long also. Love your cute towel!

So for tradtions...will you believe when you had your boxes on 360 I started that tradition myself all because of how much fun you have with them...hehehe and also we started our first year having a halloween party cause yours looked like lots of fun.

Umm the chocolates...well there are three of us but I don't eat chocolate...ok head laying low cause everyone thinks I am crazy not to...I just don't eat it. So I guess two then would be my family cause hubby and Henry love it. They hide it from each other, it's that bad....hehehe

I bought the small tubs from Walmart last year and did the notes and other little things...it was fun!

Also you can go to this blog and send Hedi a message in her comments and I am sure she will get back to you real quick...she did me the last swap I did with her and it was over the deadline cause you have people that sign up just by coming upon her blog.
http://foxglovesfabricandfolly.blogspot.com/

P-Dot said...

Forgot to put my tradition.....go to the store on the 15th of February and get all the candy I want at a discount of at least 50% and usually more and just enjoy.

Jackie said...

Hi Chrissy! Woohoo - A give-way! And cute and yummy stuff no less. So put my name in the hat please. Let's see. We give the kids valentine's and treats and Carl and I go out on a date sometime close to Valentine's. Not always right on that day. We also get each other a yummy treat and sometimes a gift. I usually get flowers. It's all good! Hugs, Jax (And of course you know how many chocolate bars to send.) :O)

Ms. Tee said...

Awww, how cute! :) What a great job you did embroidering!

Our traditions kind of last throughout the month, & we make it a family holiday. Each year we pick something different to eat, too. Last year we had "fondue night" - we had steak tips to dip in some kind cheese, salad, and also pretzels, marshmallows, and fruit to dip in chocolate fondue. It was a lot of fun, but kind of messy, so I think we'll do something different this year. lol :)
I hope you're doing ok & your mom is doing ok. Hugs!

Lynette said...

Hey...thank you for your bloggy visit...and yes I will love to start following your blog too!
Hugs

Jessica said...

Totally count me in on this one! Fun!

jillbeth said...

Christine,
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I guess it's a common human failing, to think we can do it all ourselves and only turn to our faith when we finally wise up and realize we can't! I love your little hamster analogy; very apt.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

How fun!! Throw my name in that hat...I had you in my Reader but am going to switch you over to Follower!!

Nina Diane said...

Hi Christine!
thanks for the compliment on my banner.....I'm going to try and make some more this year. And count me in on your bloggy love giveaway!

The Farmer's Wife said...

Ooo! Sign me up! How courteous of you to include a towel with the chocolates, so the winner has something to wipe the chocolate drool off her face.....

Valentine traditions...my dad has given me a box of chocolates every year since I was born and that is my favorite. We put a little heart shaped candy box on each plate at breakfast on Valentine's morning. Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday, so I try to make special Valentine's for my friends, with corny sayings and goofy pictures.

I love going to the mailbox and pulling out envelopes in pink and red, with hearts on them and loving sentiments inside. I keep them all year and when I'm having a rough day, I pull out the Valentines and reread them.

Glad you didn't spend the weekend washing, folding and putting away...!

Karen said...

Ohhh YAY! After work yesterday, I idn't have time to get on the computer last night, but this morning I am happy to see your very fun offering! Please enter me!!!
BTW, I am having so much fun with your blog and your visits to mine! Thank you for being such an inspiration!
Hugs! Karen

Christine said...

Oh...now I wish I had made more towels...one for each of ya! Good luck...can't wait until Friday!

Darlene said...

Hi Christine,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway so I could find yours. I would LOVE to enter your giveaway and there are three in our family.

Connie said...

What fun! We don't really have any traditions now that the kids are grown. We don't even try to go out any more to dinner as it's too crazy. My hubby and I may meet for lunch or have a special candle lit dinner at home. I'd love to win your give away. Only 2 of us at home now. Connie

Lorrie said...

Hi Christine, what a nice idea! The towels look terrific. Hope you're having a super week!

Tammyz said...

Creativity abounds with you, Girl!! I am totally signing up for this gave away as embroidered tea towels are a favorite!! They remind me of my beautiful Gram. Anyway, we have 4 family members here at the Zydonis home...I won't count Lexi as chocolate and dogs do not mix! :D My tradition for my family is homemade valentines. I add their faces to silly bodies, etc and write out what I love about each one...their unique attributes, special things I have noticed, etc. They all LOVE them (esp. my sweet husband!! :D) David & Kymi each have a heart shaped cloth bag that hangs off their dinner chairs where goodies are placed. This year I am going to make your fortune cookies and we will have a yummy Chinese dinner as well... (I usually dust off a cute little nighty for Valentines eve as well... I figure once a year my cozy cottons can have the night off!! :D)

Angie said...

Hello Christine! How nice of you to stop by my blog! I would love for you to join the swap. No theme, just good ole fashion gift swap. It can be hand made, vintage find at a goodwill, note cards or just about anything you think will cheer someones' day! Just send me your mailing address to angiespencer72@yahoo.com. Would love for you to join. Deadline to join is February 7th. Thank you. What a lovely family too by the way! Also I will enter your giveaway while I am here too! LOL!
blessings, angie

Darlene said...

Sign me up, you super cool blogger! Thanks! Off to catch up on your other posts now that we are HOME! I am so very thankful for your precious prayers, friend!

Dar

Jessie said...

A giveaway!! Yes! I am in..WOOHOO. We don't have any valentine traditions although we do have an event coming up this valentine's that we are very excited about. Our children's ministry is going out into our community and doing a "Love" themed outreach for the kids that can't make it to church. We will have puppet skits, drama, crafts, snacks, etc.

There are 4 immediate members in our family.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Chris, just discovered your blog. Please enter me in your giveaway. There are 3 in my family. Hope you come by and visit as I will be back to read your other posts.

Irma :)

http://irmasrosecottge.blogspot.com

Darlene R. said...

Thanks for stopping over and leaving a comment on my blog. I always love having new commenters!

The towels are so cute!

Carol said...

So glad I found your blog by way of your comment on RuthAnn's blog. Please enter my name in you sweet giveaway!
Smiles,
Carol

jenjen said...

Hi - I just came across your blog and I love the title of it! So funny! Your valentine's towels are very cute. I have added myself to your followers. I am excited to get to know you!

Jen

Susan P. said...

Chocolate? Did I hear chocolate? lol This is my first time visiting your blog ~ I came by way of Ruthann's! Every Valentine's Day since the kids were little I set the table with our finest dishes, have flowers in the center, a little gift on each plate, and a little love note handwritten for each one:) My babies are all grown up, but the tradition continues with me and my hubby!

Lisa C. aka Trophy of Grace said...

Hello Christine..My name is Lisa aka Trophy of Grace from Consecrated to Him. I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for your comment on my posting "Do You Know Who You Are?"

I love the name of your blog..lol. Sounds like my life.

I would like to be entered into your give away contest. But if I win then we may eat all your chocolate. Our household is 7. My husband and I and our 5 children.

Thanks again for stopping by..

Rebecca said...

Christine - thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all the recipes that you have here. I will be back to copy. I love a give-a-way, so sign me up. There are 5 in my family. The only thing that I do at Valentine's Day - it just happens to be my birthday - is leave a little present by everyone's dish in the morning.

JenD said...

oh i just love a cute give away...And if you need a cute chocolate story see here http://simplethingsmeansomuch.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-need-cape.html It involves a certain 3 year old that i share a house with.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such adorable towels. Love how you did the embroidery! As far as traditions go we just treat each day as though it's Valentine's day!
:)Ginger

Rambling Girl said...

No you are not late with my pay it forward...it is the first 3 comments get to be the ones I send something to...So your in if you still want to be...just send me your info and I will get to working on something...
bethlowman@bellsouth.net

Jackie said...

Wow! You are SO on top of things! I'm very impressed.

I better get busy! I hope you like what I have started for you!

Thanks for commenting. Your blog is VERY FUN!

Carol said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for stopping by and visting my blog, and for the sweet comment.

Let's see Valentine traditions, honestly we don't have any. I guess the closest thing is trying to suprise our daughter with her love gift. We put it out on the kitchen table so it's waiting for her when she comes to get breakfast in the am.

Look forward to visiting you again.

:)Carol

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