Monday, November 16, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

Giveaway is CLOSED!

Good morning BEAUTIFUL blogging friends! I am thrilled to announce that I have an amazing Christmas Giveaway to get you all in the holiday spirit! I have teamed up with Bronco Mom from Powder Puffs n Pearls to offer you the main attraction of this giveaway!


Oh, how we all adore TARTAN! This Boatman Geller melamine plate will be personalized with your choice of monogram or name AND shipped directly to you, just in time for the holiday season parties! Then it can be used to set those cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve!
This plate comes from Bronco Mom's Paper Concierge store. She has many other darling items on the site and is available to help you select that perfect product for all of your needs! With Christmas shopping fast approaching, wouldn't it be nice to have a little help in the gifts department?!


In addition to this wonderful plate, I have added a couple of items to make it an all around fabulous Christmas giveaway!

From Etsy store Little Bean Boutique, a set of 20 glossy stickers that can be used for so many different things during the holiday season!
From Bath and Body Works (a very favorite of mine!), a trio of festive Holiday Traditions body lotions, that include Vanilla Bean Noel, Winter Candy Apple, and Festive Vanilla Fig!


This is exciting, huh?! I know that we still have Thanksgiving ahead of us, but Bronco Mom and I wanted to make sure that the plate has plenty of time to reach the winner before Christmas arrives!

If you'd like to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post with your favorite thing about the Christmas season! For a second entry, follow me! And for 5 extra entries, simply follow Bronco Mom at Powder Puffs n Pearls!

There's a total of 7 entries for this giveaway, and you can leave one comment or separate ones on this post. Enter by this Thursday, November 19, for your chance to win. I will pick a winner on Friday!

101 comments:

emily said...

wow thanks for the great giveaway!! my favorite thing about xmas is the music, finding and giving great gifts, and just how happy everyone is!! :) ... i left you a little love on my blog! have a great week!

brown eyed girl said...

Where do you get your ideas for fabulous giveaways? :)

I think my favorite thing about the holidays is the scents...you canNOT beat the scents of cinnamon, logs burning, cookies baking, pine trees, everything just smells SO good!

I also follow you!

Steph said...

What a great giveaway!
I love the music during the Christmas season! I look forward to one of the local radio stations that switches to all christmas music every year around Thanksgiving and plays it through Christmas!
I follow your blog and I just became a follower of Bronco Mom!
~Steph

E said...

My favorite things about the holiday season is definitely spending time with my wonderful family and baking so many delicious treats together. I also just love the smells of winter!

Good news! I do follow you AND Bronco Mom!

Belle on Heels said...

ooooh this is a great giveaway!! i'm a follower of you {obvs} and now powder puff, so put me down for 7 entries :)

my FAVE thing about christmas is the smells. christmas trees, homemade cookies, roast turkey, scotch tape, mmmmm....it's all so good!

suburban prep said...

I love the warmth of the season. I love putting up the decorations and the brightness of the decor. I love seeing the excitement that my nieices and nephews have for the season (I have 10 on my side who are 10 and younger). I love it when my husband puts up my collection of German nutcrackers (of which I have about 35).

suburban prep said...

I am a follower of your blog.

suburban prep said...

I am a follower of powder Puffs n pearls blog.

Thank you

Happy Dash said...

Oh, I love!

My favorite thing about the Christmas season is the decorating and parties that fill the weekends! Fabulous time with friends and family :)

I'm a follower of you :)

I just started following Bronco Mom.

Thanks!

Laura Trevey said...

What a Fabulous Christmas Giveaway!!!
Happy Monday!

xo Laura
drop by Bright, Bold, and Beautiful for a little holiday gift!

BAH said...

Oh, what fun! My favorite thing about the holiday are the decorations! And I'm a follower :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

My favorite things about christmastime is that everyone is in such a giving spirit. Not with gifts, but their time, and happiness.. and just helping others.

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Nicole-Lynn said...

I follow your blog!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Angela said...

Such a great giveaway! The best part of Christmas to me is how everyone gets into a festive mood, decorations go up and families come together!

+1 for following you
+5 for following Bronco Mom (I always love being introduced to other bloggers, so thank you!)

The Lloyds said...

Count me in, and I already follow you! I love Christmas music, which started today on XM. YAY!

The Lloyds said...

Count me in! I love Christmas music...its my favorite thing of the season. :) I'm following you and Bronco Mom.

Jenn said...

hello my dear! what a fabulous giveaway.

my favorite thing about the christmas season is seeing my family. i don't live near them - so holidays are our time to reconnect!

i obviously already follow you! :)

Sarah Beth said...

Hi! My favorite thing about christmas is celebrating the reason for the season-the birth of Jesus. I also love the smell of candles burning. I am following both blogs and would love to serve cookies on that beautiful plate at my Holiday Party!

Tina said...

Wow what a great giveaway. My favorite thing about Christmas is putting the tree up and watching Christmas movies. Put me down for 7 entries please :)

Just Add Walter said...

awesome giveaway!

my favs:
1. smell of pine
2. pretty lights
3. lots of presents
4. time with family
5. yummy good!!!!!

I am of course a follower

and following powder puff n pearls now!

(7 entries for me!!)

Heather said...

I adore the music, yummy smells in the air, and most of all being with the people I love at Christmas time.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

follow you

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Jane Beall said...

Cool giveaway! I love seeing my family at Christmas.

I'm also following you :)

Lisa said...

such a great giveaway! love it! my favorite thing about christmas is singning christmas songs and old hymns in church, and watching the children's choir perform on Christmas eve. there's something about kids singing that always makes me teary! i can't wait until my two are old enough to participate! after church we go to my grandparent's house and do christmas even with all of our extended family and it's always such a sweet time :)

*i'm a follwer :)

Jill said...

Hi Sweet Angela,

I love your giveaways and I love this plate!!!

1. My favorite thing about Christmas is the overall feeling I have about the season... the decorations, family, friends, parties, shopping, etc... It feels so warm, cozy, and happy.

2. I'm a follower of your blog

3. I'm a new follower of Bronco Mom

Love you, Friend!

Sweet Dreams Preppy said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is the night when Mr. SDP and I head out to the little Christmas tree lot down the street and pick out the perfect tree. For the past five years, we've worn these hilarious Christmas sweaters, whether it's 70 degrees outside or snowing! We document the entire thing with our camera. They're some of the most hilarious photos we've taken!

I'm a follower and will head over to Powder Puffs n Pearls as well.

Thanks so much for sponsoring this giveaway...the plate is a must have!!!

Miss Type-A said...

My favorite thing about the holiday season is the food-- turkey, pumpkin pie, hot chocolate, starbucks lattes.... ! The list goes on.

I am also a follower!

Brandy said...

Love reading your blog! My favorite thing about Christmas is Christmas Eve. My family has a tradition of going to evening church service and then home to eat a big dinner and the kids get to open one gift. It is truly a combination of all of my favorite things; God, Family, and Food :)

Brandy said...

I added Powder Puff and now I am following you too!

Bloggerista Allison said...

What a cute giveaway -- the plate would be perfect for my favorite thing about the Christmas season -- spicy nut cookies! And I am a follower of you and Bronco Mom... Thanks!

AuroraBorieAlice said...

I am a FOODIE!!! I LOVE the food this time of year! The assortment of Pumpkin ness, Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Sweet potatos! For some strange reason it all tastes better this time of year!!!
I am a follower of BOTH blogs :)

Kassie said...

I'm a HUGE fan of Christmas!! Everything. :) Family, trees, music, lights, food...I could keep going. And I was born on Christmas, so it's special as well.

I'm a follower as well! And now I'm a follower of her. :)

Miss. Pretty said...

I love this giveaway--makes me excited that Christmas is SO soon! My favorite thing about Christmas, besides all the yummy food, is the traditions! Every Christmas Eve we have a holiday party that rotates between 3 houses in our neighborhood! I also love that we watch Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation after opening presents :)

Mrs. W said...

ahhh! What a GREAT giveaway!!

1. I follow you!

2. I follow Bronco Mom!

3. & my fav thing about Christmas is buying gifts for all of my family and traveling!! : )

Christine said...

I would have to say my favorite things about the Christmas season are the smell of a wood burning fireplace (weird I know!) and white christmas lights at night and how they make the snow glow around it!

Katrina said...

I love everything about Christmas! But I really love the smells! And Christmas Trees, and Snow!

I am a follower too!

Belle said...

I just love all the cookies and sweets that come along with Christmas! Yum!

I'm a follower and I just joined Bronco Mom!

Annie said...

-My fav. parts about the holidays are all of the fun gatherings with great food, friends, and family!!

-I already follow you!

-and now following powder puff n pearls!

(7 entries---yahoo!)

on the Rhoads of life said...

I love decorating for the holidays! I am a follower and just became a follower of Bronco Mom!

Amanda said...

I love baking cookies and cakes and pies and sweets... and giving them as presents! :)

Amanda said...

I am a follower of your blog and Bronco mom's too!

Mr. and Mrs. B said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is that a: I actually get to see my husband for a few days...he's a football coach and so Christmas break is the first time I get to really have him all to myself after two-a-days start in August. b: the music!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Christmas music. Nothing beats it. c: all things gingerbread. I love the smell, all of my Christmas decorations are gingerbread houses and men. I am already a follower of you, and about to become a follower of Bronco Mom. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Great giveaway! I'm a follower of both and my favorite thing about Christmas: First and foremost - the birth of our Lord and Savior (must be honest) and 2) family - we live 1,000 miles away from each family and Christmas is usually the first time we see them in many months, so it's fantastic. Leaving is always hard though.

Scarlet Poppy said...

ooh great giveaway. it is hard to pick just one thing-I do love taking the time to find great gifts for friends and family, then seeing their reaction when they open said great gift!

ps am a follower of you and bronco mom!

Thanks!!

mommara said...

My favorite thing about christmas is the whole family getting together more often. The older we get the more everyone's lives get busy. I love that this time of year we all slow down and make time for one another.

I'm your follower.

and I became a follower of Bronco mom. :)

Thanks for the giveaway. :)

www.mommara.blogspot.com

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I cannot resist this giveaway! So so fun! Put me down for all 7 entries...What I look forward to most about the holidays, being with family! The university is closed, so I have husband to myself for a few days! The best!

Jessica's Joys! said...

Thanks soo much for the awesome giveaway! My favorite thing about Christmas is the time spent with family. Since my sister and I are both out of the house it is nice to be all together under one roof again! I also love all of the christmas lights and music! Always puts me in a great mood! Thanks again!!!

CFD said...

Great Christmas giveaway!! My favorite thing about Christmas is baking and wrapping presents while listening to holiday music!

I'm following you!

I'm following Bronco Mom too!!

Thanks!! :)

Phoenix said...

You always host the best giveaways :)

My favorite thing about Christmas (sounds corny but it's true) is the kindness we show each other :)

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway... I am following you and powder puffs and pearls.

My favorite part about christmas is my granny mae's wonderful dinner fix still manages to fix at 77 for everyone in the family plus all of our friends. she is amazing!

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I am a follower of your blog! Now onto Powder Puffs and Pearls!

My favorite thing about Christmas is the warmth and togetherness of family!

Peace.Love. Lipgloss. said...

I love the smell & the chill of the air (before it gets bitterly cold:) White lights making everything sparkle like diamonds...It's hard to put a finger on just one thing that makes this time of year pure magic!

Mackenzie said...

I love Christmas for almost every reason, I just love the feeling and attitude that is all around us. I just love Christmas! Thank you for the opportunity!

Luna said...

what a great giveaway. i love Christmas stuff. i am commenting and i also follow you. its hard to say what is my favorite part of the holiday. one thing i love is having a tree and decorating, i love cooking and baking on the holidays, and i love spending time with my loved ones.

Precious and Pink said...

The best thing about Christmas is definitely family--I know that is not original, but its so true. Its a great time for everyone to meet up and relax. This is such a great giveaway, 7 entries for me please, I am a follower of yours and a new follower of Bronco Mom!

katie said...

my faavvooorite thing about christmas is the music! it makes me so happy!

and I'm a follower.

and I now follow bronco mom!

Brittany said...

Oh how I love this giveaway!!! My favorite thing about Christmas would be giving gifts. I love seeing my family and friends getting excited about the little things I make/purchase for them. It's so fun! I am definitely a follower!

Mindy said...

Awesome giveaway! My favorite thing about Christmas is just the overall cozy and warm feelings that the holiday season brings about... it's so hard to put it in words, but there's just something about it I LOVE!

Mindy said...

I'm a follower of you and now a follower of Bronco Mom. :) +6 entries

Jules said...

I have so many favorite things that I love about Christmas. I love decorating the tree, listening to Christmas music and getting the chance to spend time with family. This is a fantastic giveaway and so perfect for Christmas. I adore that plate!

You know that I follow you and I’m now following Powder Puffs n Pearls too!

Paula said...

I love driving around looking at Christmas lights and listening to Christmas music!

I'm already a follower of your blog, and now Bronco Mom's! :)

Stace said...

You always host the best giveaways!! I'm now a follower of Powder Puffs n Pearls! But there is no way I could pick one holiday favorite. I love it all!!

I'm hosting a holiday giveaway too, go to http://seashellsandsunshine.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-first-giveaway-be-excited.html to enter!! :)

Christine said...

I love this! I love hanging lights and going around looking at other decorated houses. But spending time with family and friends that we don't get to see often is the best part. I am a follower of you and Bronco Mom!

From VA to CA said...

How fun! I love pretty much EVERYTHING about Christmas - the food, the decorations, the songs, the movies - this is without a doubt my favorite time of the year! Oh, and I am a follower too - love your blog. :)

Emma said...

Hope you had a great Monday!

A Classic Pearl said...

What a lovely giveaway. Love the Tartan plaid plate especially.

Mrs. Lopez said...

My favorite things about the holiday season are the cozy fragrances (cinnamon!!), pumpkin pie, and, of course, all the time I get to spend with family and friends!
I am your follower and am now Bronco Mom's follower too!

Lucky in Love said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is getting to celebrate Jesus! He is the reason for the season :)

Thanks for hosting!! And I'm a follower :)

Laura said...

My favorite thing about the holidays is the music and being with my family who are not all in the same state. It's always so special!
I follow your blog and I now follow Bronco Mom! Thanks for the great giveaway!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Love that Tartan! How fun!!

sweet tea in a pink glass said...

My favorite thing about this Christmas will hopefully bring my baby home from the NICU or if not enjoying her this season. I'm already a follower and I will follow Bronco mom.
God Bless.

Danielle said...

You know that I love EVERYTHING about Christmas. My favorite thing is Christmas Cheer!! Love it :)

I am following you AND bronco mom.

I would love to win this one! I won't, but it would be fabulous if I did. ;)

I want to see you and Kate when I get back. Can we make that happen?

xoxo

Miss Wendy said...

My favorite things about the holidays are the baking and decorating.
I already follow you and will also follow Bronco Mom.
Great giveaway too!
Oh stop by my blog I have something for you.

Mrs. M said...

I love the 2 week break I get as a teacher! already a follower!

theluckiestmrs said...

My favorite thing about the Christmas season is decorating the tree with the family and listening to the festive music!! (okay, okay...there are LOTS of fun things about Christmas, but thought I'd keep it short!)
Oh, and I'm already a follower! :)

p.s. I have an award for you on my blog!! Stop by to check it out!

Miss Monogram said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is the music and the decorating--love it! I follow you and I just started following Bronco Mom ;)

Michelle said...

My favorite part of Christmas is when snow is fresh and glistens all over the place close to Christmas Day, with the smell of Christmas trees in the air I get that little warm feeling inside that makes me happy to know I'll be getting together with my family soon.

Suburban Princess said...

What a great giveaway!

I love all of the Christmas music and scented candles!

I am a follower and I follow Powder Puff n Pearls!

Arlynn said...

This is beyond wonderful - so I'm really crossing my fingers for this one :-)

My favorite thing about Christmas is my family's annual Christmas cookie tradition. Each year, about a week before the big day, we whip up about six (!!!) batches of my great-great-grandmother's Tea Cookie recipe & spend hours decorating them with fun colored icing. We have SUCH a great time together!

Arlynn said...

Oh yeah, of course I'm a follower too :-)

Tillie said...

my favorite thing about christmas is being able to spend time with my family (namely my in-laws)...

ps - I follow you and just started following Bronco Mom :)

AVONLadyinSC said...

2 entries please:
My favorite thing about Christmas is getting to see all my family that lives so far away. I'm a follower :)

pam said...

Thanks for a fun giveaway!

I love twinkling lights, and gathering with family and friends!

pam said...

I follow your blog:)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I'm glad you sent a reminder, I missed this. I follow, and now follow Powder Puff & Pearls too, and I'd love to win this, and my favorite thing about Christmas is the annual Open House party I have had for 18 years! Please enter me all 7 times!!

zentmrs said...

I love the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas - my favorite time of the year!

I'm a follower of yours and of Bronco Mom.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Take Your Sweet Time said...

Fun giveaway!! My favorite thing about Christmas are all the family traditions that are observed!! I am a follower of both blogs!!

CAC muffin said...

my favorite thing about christmas is hanging my families christmast stockings- we have had the same ones since I was like 10 years old! I love them!
of course I'm a follower!
ps congrats on 600 followers! YAY~

Caroline said...

Hi there! Love the giveaway...
Favorite thing about Christmas...it's a tie:
1. Watching kids open their presents...HILARIOUS!
2. The food (c'mon!)
I follow you. :)

hHf said...

Love your giveaway and i almost missed it!!!

Christmas Love:
Love Love Love wrapping presents and putting them under the tree. I love turning on the outside lights on at night. I love seeing my family and eating WAY to much!

I follow you!

JessBay said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is watching my little brothers and sister open their gifts and watch for Santa out the window!

Meg said...

I love all of the holiday baking.. ahh, such fun times!

I follow you!

Melissa Marie said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is all of the yummy treats and festive decorations. I guess that is two favorite things. ;) And I am now following powder puffs n pearls. :)

Katie said...

What a great giveaway! Loves it!!

I simply *cannot* just list one thing so here is a condensed list of what I love...
-baking
-parties
-buying gifts
-decorating
-Christmas music
-church events

What do you love about Christmas??

Jess said...

I love the smells (berries, cookies, christmas trees) and sounds (the music!) of the Christmas season! And I love decorating and gift wrapping! Wait, you said one favorite thing right? oops.

I follow you! :) AND I follow Bronco Mom at Powder Puffs and Pearls! :)

Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! :)

Elliott said...

What a happy holiday giveaway - you always host such thoughtful contests!

My favorite holiday "thing" would be either breaking out my earmuff collection ( no hat head for me!) or watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with my dad while my mom rolls her eyes and mumbles something about the decline of Western culture. :)

Jenni said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to fill that plate up with little gingerbread men wearing tartan ties!

Jenni said...

I'm a follower!

Pink Peonies & Pearls said...

Such a cute giveaway! I love everything about Christmas! But mostly the decorations, snow and sitting by a fireplace with Christmas music on and hot chocolate :)

Angela said...

I love Christmas time because of the warmth it brings to everyone! That special feeling you get knowing that you will soon be surrounded by loving family :)
I'm already a follower and I just became a follower to Powder Puffs n Pearls! All 7 entries...YAY!

Vanessa said...

I love seeing the decorations out everywhere and Christmas music playing everywhere!

 
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