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Thursday, December 3, 2009

I'm having a giveaway!!!


I'm finally having my giveaway. I know, I know, I said that I was going to have it last Friday. But I have lots of reasons why it didn't happen. First and most importantly, I'm a procrastinator so I didn't get it ready to post in advance. Second, the day before last Friday was Thanksgiving and food makes me forget about everything else. Third, I forgot that it was Black Friday and that I would want to go shopping. And if that wasn't enough excuses, one of my step sons was admitted to the hospital on Friday so I had to cut short my Black Friday shopping so we could drive to San Diego to see him. He's fine now and out of the hospital.

Then on Saturday I was going to do it, but I decided since my shopping had been cut short the day before, I really needed to shop. Plus I needed to start my Christmas decorating (which by the way, I barely got started.) I'm hoping that tonight I can get my cloches decorated for the Cloche party tomorrow that Marty at a A Stroll through Life is hosting. (I told you I like to procrastinate.)

On Sunday I was going to do my giveaway but I wanted to finish up my decorating. Instead I took an all day nap.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday I had to work all day. And I didn't get home from work until late. Plus I was too tired to even look at the computer.

And last night was my other step sons 19th birthday, so we had to celebrate that by going out to eat to the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Riverside. And since we were in downtown Riverside we had to stop by the Mission Inn to see all the fabulous Christmas lights. Then there was this antique store I had to check out.

As you can see, I'm chalk full of excuses. So before I can come up with anymore excuses, today is the day of my giveaway. Better late than never.

And why am I having a giveaway? I hit 100 followers a few weeks back. And we all know that once you reach that milestone you are suppose to have a giveaway. Well I'm not sure it's written in stone anywhere in blogville, but it seems that every does it. And you all know, that I like to do what everyone else is doing. Unless it's dangerous, against my morals, or I just don't feel like doing it. So since it is none of those, I decided to have a giveaway. Even though now I am up 149 followers. I did have 150, but someone decided not to follow me anymore. Boo hoo!!! I will forgive whoever it was.

So before I lose anymore of you, it's on to the giveaway portion of this post!!!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, all this can be yours. I spared no expense. I only shop at the most extravagant stores. (Don't forget I can hear you all snickering.)

I guess you caught me in a few fibs. Obviously I didn't "spare no expense", and unless you consider the Dollar Tree an extravagant store, I fibbed on that part as well. But I was telling the truth on the "all this can be yours" part.

First we have a cake or cookie pedestal plate.
I put this together all by my little lonesome. I was up all night sweating & cussing. OK, you caught me in another fib (just the sweating & cussing part). I'm really going to be on Santa's naughty list this Christmas. I now promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, so help me Santa.
This was sooooo easy to make. All I did was buy a Christmas plate & a matching mug from the Dollar Tree. I glued the 2 together using E6000 craft glue. And ta da!!!! A cake/cookie pedestal plate. Perfect for leaving Santa cookies on Christmas Eve.

And if you are going to bake cookies or a cake this holiday season to put on your new fabulous cake/cookie pedestal plate, you will also need an oven mitt, a hot pad and some towels (only if you are messy like me).

All these came the Dollar Tree as well.

Finally we have a Santa cup with some kind of candy. I forgot to see what kind it was. But who cares, the Santa cup is just too cute!!!

Doesn't it look cute sitting on the plate? You could possibly put some dip in The Santa cup and put chips on the plate. But since this all came from the Dollar Tree, I'm suggesting that you might want to first place a paper or doily on the plate & a plastic cup in the Santa cup for holding any food.
One final look at all the loot you can win!!!
Now for the legal portion: This giveaway will be open until this Sunday night (12/6) at 11:59pm (pacific standard time). I will announce the winner sometime on Monday 12/7.

And what do you have to do to enter? I'm so glad you asked that question. My giveaway is easy peasy. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post or any post that I may write between today & Sunday. You get an extra entry just for being a follower. If you are already a follower, just let me know in a separate comment. Or if you just signed up to be a follower, or will be signing up to be a follower (because of my fabulous giveaway), let me know that in a separate comment as well.

So what are you waiting for? Leave me a comment & enter!!!



  1. I love it!!! I want it! You are so clever, and I love the way it all looks together!

  2. Hi Girlfriend...

    Happy 100 followers, my friend!!! Or should I say 149!!! Congratulations, Kim!!! Of course, you know that I am one of your biggest ya, Darlin'...and I love your delightful blog too!!! You and your fabulous home always inspire me!!!

    Well now...I just love all the pretty red and white Christmas goodies...of course, you knew I would...right? Love, love, LOVE anything red!!! And you're absolutely right about that being the cutest Santa cup ever!!! Love his big ol' rosey cheeks! Hehe! Girl, you are always so creative...I really do like the pretty cookie, candy, cake plate! You're so clever! And...all the pretty red and white snowflake towels and pot holder! What a sweet gift to giveaway in honor of your 100 followers milestone!!! Thank you, my friend!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. know that I'm a faithful follower!!! Just call me #1 FAN!!!

    Love ya, Darlin'!

  4. Hi Kim:
    Just a perfect giveaway, if you ask me. Red and White...LOVE IT ALL!!!
    (Today's my birthday!!! Doing a happy dance. lol)

  5. Me again, Kim...
    Not only am I a follower, but I also have you listed on my sidebar as blogs I love to visit. I wanted to be sure I never miss your new posts and that was the best way!
    Have a great night!

  6. I almost bought that stuff myself the other day! Glad I didn't 'cause maybe I'll win!

    I stalk/follow you already, my dear, because I love your humor and your decorating sassiness. :)

  7. Oh exciting...a CHRISTMAS giveaway! Love that. :) Thank you. The red and white things are so cute too. By the way, I STILL think about your photo NAME pictures out of random things you created awhile ago and REALLY want to try it! I loved yours!

  8. Love it! You have the best posts! Like that plate!! E6000 is the most awesome stuff!! I use it on everything. Our last tube dried up so I need more and I really miss it!! hehe
    Thanks for offering such a great treat to us all!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  9. Can't wait to see all your Christmas decorations! Loved your Thanksgiving table, so beautiful!

  10. such a cutie give away, do you think the cuteness could hide my lack of baking skillz??? i do - enter me :D

    i already follow you :D

  11. Now Kim you know I'm a follower of your great blog and love seeing all your beautiful home...Girl I'm also having a give away stop by to enter mine...I know you win mine and I'll win yours ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  12. I would love to be entered in your giveaway!! I'm a follower!
    Have a great weekend.

  13. OH yeah, I'm already a faithful follower.

  14. Hey, just lurve your blog and your gorgeous Christmas giveaways too!!

  15. Enter me, always fun to win something and you know me, I love red anything!
    Thanks, fun.

  16. Love your blog! Great ideas and I love give aways:)

  17. Cute giveaway. Love the pedestal idea...

  18. I just love your idea! I am going to have to try that.

    Thanks also for hosting this give-away. Not sure if the goodies will make it all the way to Australia but I am signing up to follow anyway!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  19. Some of my best ideas use items from the dollar store! I will add myself as a follower-love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  20. I love all this red and white! They are my colors for this year, so they would fit in nicely in the kitchen. :-)

  21. Love your blog..Stopped by today for the first time.
    Was going to leave a comment anyway before I spied your 'oh! so pretty giveaway'. If I'm not too late, please add me to the list.
    Blessings, Susan

  22. You're so funny! I never win anything, so please throw my name in just for kicks! I think I saw that plate at the Dollar Store and thought it was cute, but resisted the urge (for some strange reason...that's so out of character for me! ;O) Glad you had your priorities right, and have been shopping.

  23. OMG! Red and white! You must know HOW excited I am!

  24. Congrats on all the followers, Kim! Love all the red and white.

  25. You are so funny! And I would love to win your loot!