Friday, December 3, 2010

My Most Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway


Oh! I am in a giving mood today.  Like seriously..I just want to give that secret stash of chocolate chips in my cabinet to you.  Yep.  That's how giving I feel.

I have this incredibly cool box of random stuff that I want to send to someone.  A brown paper package tied up with string that just might include my famous caramel corn, my homemade jam (your choice of the 15 varieties I canned this year), a photo print, THE family Christmas card,  a mix tape (cd) of my favorite songs, and random goodies that I cannot divulge.  Want it?

Here's how you can work your magic on me to make me choose ya. You can do one, two or all three.

1) Leave a comment of your most favorite post that I have ever written. 
2) Leave another comment of your most favorite thing about me. (oh I just love this one!)
3) Leave a comment of your most favorite memory of giving to someone else.

I'll choose the winner on Tuesday morning via random.org or via random.myself

YAY. 



41 comments:

Lisa S said...

You are a funny girl with a nice personality...and we have never met!
lisastassforth@sbcglobal dot net

Lisa S said...

I really enjoy the one about your son saying the H word. but there are so many others that I have liked..that one just sticks out the most. lisastassforth

Lisa S said...

The one act of giving that comes to mind right away is, last year, during Christmas, I took the largest flat rate box and went to Trader Joe's and started filling it with all kinds of goodies. I packed it as full and as heavy as I could. I sent it to a good friend of mine and her two children,in Washington, who has had some financial hard times as of late.

Amy said...

My most favorite posts of yours are the party planning ones. You're such a genius! I love seeing the cool things you put together because it's just not something I could ever do!

Amy said...

My favorite things about you from my limited experience are your faith, your positive attitude on life, your creativity, and your fine eye for cuteness!!!

Amy said...

My favorite memory of "giving" is when we took Christmas presents to my older sister, who was working as a nurse and had to work on Christmas day. It's really not much but it was such a terrific way to spend Christmas and be able to share it with my beloved sister!

jovialjudi said...

I so enjoyed your 41 things about me post. :-)

jovialjudi said...

My most favorite thing about you is your honesty. It shines through and I just feel it it is genuine!

jovialjudi said...

I like you so enjoy giving to others. My most favorite memory of giving to someone else was one time when I was grocery shopping. The woman ahead of me paid with her debit card but it came back with insufficient funds. She told the girl checking her out that she had been sick and she hadn`t realized how much she must have spent on drugs. I paid for her groceries. What a fabulous feeling that was! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Judi

Annette W. said...

What's Wrong with Your Son?...touched me like no other...

Annette W. said...

You are honest. About you, your family, the ugly and the beautiful...and even about blogging. That's what I love about you...oh, and you are generous and a great photographer to boot!

Annette W. said...

Recently...boxing up goodies for Operation Christmas Child...it was sweet to give and involve my daughter in it...

In the past...giving my mom the first and only quilt I ever made! We're not close, so it was really special for me.

Ruth said...

I enjoy following your blog, because it usually makes me smile!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I love that you know who I know and I know who you know, and no one knows it but us.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

What Every New Soccer Mom Should Know is a true masterpiece! :)

(I was even the first to comment on that post when it went up...so I ain't makin' this stuff up!)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Most favorite memory of giving to someone else? That's not fair...gotta keep some secrets. My most fun memory of giving was when someone gave me $40 out of her own pocket when I was down on my luck. She hardly even knew me. It showed me that someone cared and that I wasn't alone.

MommyJ said...

I don't want to win, because I just received a ginormous amazingly wonderful box from you in the mail today... and it made my little girl happier than I have seen her in a while. I have photographic evidence that I'll send your way soon. That box was amazing so someone else needs to get THIS box of amazing. Just wanted you to know that being on the receiving end of your generosity is oh, so very awesome.

I will tell you though, even though I don't want it to enter me in the drawing, that I LOVED your courtship/ten days to ten years posts that told your love story. I fell in love with you both just by reading them.

Darren and Brandi said...

I don't know if I could ever choose a MOST favorite thing about you... but I would have to say that I am so envious of your amazing ability to throw the coolest parties in the world! One day... I will be like you (in my dreams)!

Rebecca said...

I just started reading your blog, I love the receipe page package post, I am so going to use that!

Rebecca said...

The thing I like about you most is that you gave away your time from a little girl name Kami who has cancer! I just wish I would have won, my family needs pictures in a bad way. And you were coming to Salt Lake!

Rebecca said...

My most memorable giving was the year my best friend Suze told me they were not getting anything. I was a junior in high school and she told me this on Dec 23rd, I rushed home to tell my mom what was happening, she called all of her brothers and sister and the next day we dropped off Christmas on their doorstep, stuff for all eleven family members, including dinner. When I saw Suze a couple of days after the holiday, she was in tears telling me the miracle that had happened, wondering who could have done it. It is a memory I hold deep in my heart!

I would love to win! my email is rlwood1st @gmail.com

Kendra said...

I think you are a great writer and can make any post fun to read!

Kendra said...

One year we didn't have a lot of money for Christmas, but we had made a Christmas jar {from the Book} and gave it to our friends that were struggling more than us. I think there was only abot $25 in it, but it was really fun to sneak it to their door and watch their faces as they saw it on their porch!

Kendra said...

All your post are fun, I really like your homemade ornaments that you are making this year.

Oh and I forgot to leave my email on the other post :)

thethingsilovemost@gmail.com

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

You can't make me choose just ONE post! AGH! I just count on you being reliably artistic and interesting and funny.

I loved the whole series you did on how you and Rowdy met and married.

I always like seeing your party pictures and ideas. Especially the lemon one.

The cake plate one was pretty impressionable. Or the one you did about how you talked too much at the pharmacy.

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

I love how you lay your heart on the screen with your words and pictures. I liked you the first time I read your blog. You had me at...hello? haha

Seriously, you have such an artistic and pensive soul and it shines through your blog.

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

So...can't think of one of me giving that I want to share, but one year one of my roommates collected letters from dozens of people written personally for me and gave them to me in a pile tied in a ribbon. I had been really down on myself...it was one of the BEST gifts I have ever received! Very emotional and touching.

Bridget said...

My favorite post(s) you did were the that that described how you and your husband hooked up.

Mommy #1 said...
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Mommy #1 said...

What is my favorite thing about you? I don't know -- I really like that even if you are hurting or struggling inside you are always looking outside and doing things for other people, even if it makes you hurt/struggle even more because you don't ever get back to yourself. You make lemon meringue pie out of sour lemons that no one else knows what to do with. That's what I like about you!

Mommy #1 said...

My most favorite memory of giving to someone else. My husband's 31 birthday. The twins were born a week before his 30th birthday, and we didn't get to celebrate at all because we were literally six feet under that day. And that day was hard for him. So I e-mailed all of his family and friends and asked them to write me memories that really captured my husband for them. Then I got his mom to send me all of his pictures from growing up. And I made him a book - birth to 30 - the things he loved, embarrassing moments he had forgotten, tender moments with people he didn't realize he had touched, etc. And I stole your idea of having the blog hop birthday card - which was also really fun to see who responded to participate and how they decorated their blog posts for their Dave day. The best part was that my husband, who rarely shows emotions, teared up -- they ALMOST spilled out, but not quite! ;-)

Mommy #1 said...

Oh, I don't know my favorite post EVER!!! But I loved the anniversary posts -- I love your party idea posts (especially the baby shower ones cuz I was GREEN with envy right before Brianna was born and WISH WISH WISHING I had you closer to me). And I love the ones I've read in the past where you really bare your soul -- and heart -- cuz I can relate, and it makes me feel like we're kindred spirits! (I just realized that my word choice was off before! Haahahahahahaha! Forgive me - I've had sick kids for the last two nights -- and a jumbled head for the last -- forever! Hahahaha!) ;-D

Wendy said...

My favorite post was about Kai.

http://rowdystroudy.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-is-wrong-with-you-son_25.html

It really touched my heart.

Wendy said...

You are fun...you like to have a party and are bold to take the reins and go with it. I like your photography as well.

Wendy said...

My favorite memory of giving was the Christmas my brother came home after being away from our family for a time. He was working and trying to pay off bills. He had had an emergency appendectomy with no health insurance and was doing his best to pay it off. My parents gave him some traditional presents and then a check to cover the rest of his costs for the surgery. He saw the check and cried. My brother is not a crier. It was a moment of peace and love that I will never forget. I didn't do the giving but saw the giving and receiving. It was a great example.

Jen O said...

I can't help but love your laundromat post a long time ago. I've read it a couple of times when my day was not so good, and it gave me a much-needed laugh.

Jen O said...

Do I have to pick just ONE favorite thing about you? I love that you've been both a SAHM and a working mom, like me, so you understand the blessings and challenges of each.

Jen O said...

I gave a Book of Mormon to a friend in high school. Nothing happened for years until I got an invitation to her baptism. I guess that year I gave a "seed" for Christmas.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

You are a true converted Southern Gal!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

My favorite post?

Well, duh, the Chocolate Party of course!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Favorite act of giving?

Anytime I see my children decide on someone or some family to give Christmas surprises. They relish the thinking, and planning, and making, and shopping, and anonymous delivering.

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