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Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Sneak Peek and A Christmas Gift Giveaway!!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!! I just love, love this time of year and I am like a kid when it comes to Christmas.

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The lights, the music, the smell of pine and cinnamon!!!  I love it all.

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I spent Saturday, and part of Sunday doing a little decorating. I got my mantel done, and the tree is up and ready for all the family ornaments. I am totally enjoying the process. I love to take my time and cherish each moment.

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I am giving you just a little sneak peek of what I have done for this years mantel.  Along with this sneak peek I am also going to announce a Christmas giveaway…….

I did a post on a fun, and unusual gift that anyone would enjoy. If you like to cook or eat, this gift is for you.

Destination Dinners has offered to give one of my readers one of their fabulous recipe kits…….

The recipe kit will include the recipe, and all the necessary special spices, and flavorings that you will need to create an exotic meal from around the world.

All you have to do is leave a comment to let me know you want to be in the random drawing for the recipe kit. If your name is chosen I will get in touch with you to see which kit you would like so I can let Destination Dinners know what you would like to have. Destination Dinners will ship your recipe of choice to your home!!! 

If you do want to take a peek at their website you can go to the members only page, and sign up and you will recieve all the special offers that they have, it is for members only and it is free!!
That’s it!! Just leave a comment, and a way for me to contact you! No gimmicks easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!

Good Luck To You All!!



Blondie's Journal said...

The sneak peek was quite a teaser, Kathysue!! I am looking forward to seeing more!

What a fantastic giveaway...please drop my name in the hat!!

Happy Holidays!


Stacy CUrran said...

Your signature black and white looks stunning! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones, and thank you for your sweet comment on my post today. Your comments always make me. Happy!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

It's beautiful, Kathysue...and so you! I can't wait to see the rest! And yes...throw my name in the hat! Sounds like a fun gift! Happy week!...hugs...Debie

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Lucky for you - ORANGE is not a typical Christmas color. LOL I can't wait to see what we have in store. I see touches of black and white and your favorite green, and touches of sparklies too. Love it! Sounds like a really fun give-away too. Have a great week, I know you will stay really busy. Hugs, Barb

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I hope you ship to Canada as that sounds like an awesome giveaway.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This sounds fabulous! I am excited to see your mantel. I spent the weekend decorating too but never got past the kitchen and dining room ~ next week the front room.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathysue, you are really teasing us! I love the color combo that I see!! Can't wait to see it all!

Foley said...

The glitz of the sneek peek is hoping you show us soon..love the gold and silver.
Throw my name in - great giveaway!

Marcus Design said...

YAY for Christmas decor Kathysue!! I am super excited, it's my favorite time of year :) My tree and decorations are up, and I am so enjoying them. Can't wait to see more of what you put together friend!
Nancy xo

The enchanted home said...

I can see and feel the love and care you put into your holidady decorating, its stunning and you done such a great job and managed to infect me with the decorating spirit...now I am itching to do my own!!
What a great giveaway too....count me in please! Love what you are doing over there, cannot wait to see more!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

You're such a tease, Kathysue! I can't wait to see your Christmas tree. I've been busy decorating for the last few days as well. I LOVE this time of year!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the black ribbon and having been tossing it around in my head to use it this year!
I would love to try this giveaway it looks and sounds like a neat thing to try!

Have a good day!

Lee said...

No more excuses, I need to start the Christmas decorating. I do have a dentist appt today . . . . a crown, does that count? I'm happy I took down all the Thanksgiving decor and the pumpkins are now composting. And I have the linens ready for ironing today after all the company left yesterday. Do love your sparkle on your mantel! Your giveaway would make a lovely gift for my daughter-in-law, a night-off!

Anonymous said...

So pretty Kathysue

Kathy :)

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

Oh, love the sneak peek....cannot wait to see more. I am quite in the spirit too even though we will not do much in the apt this year...and will travel for the holidays. How did I miss the initial post on this product....it is right up my alley. What a great idea....I love to cook ethnic foods but do often find myself deterred by elusive spices and ingredients I think I'll never again use....so perfect!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

By all mean put my name in the hat! Would love to try this!
You mantle is looking beautiful. Can't wait to see all.

Libby said...

Yes, please do put my name in for the Giveaway! I had been looking at their site, after seeing your post, and am thinking of giving one of them to my daughter. What a perfect gift...for anyone!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Kathysue. Cant wait to see your Christmas decor. I love the bits of sparkle, black and white. I wish you could decorate my house for Christmas. I have been so busy and cant get to it.

helen tilston said...

Hi Kathy Sue...Love you mantle - you are inspiring me.

Your giveaway is very generous, thank you for this.

Wishing you a great week
Helen xx

Victoria said...

The sneak peak view of your mantel looks wonderful, Kathysue. I have started my decorating as well. Such fun. I would love to win your Destination Dinners kit. Have fun with the decorations, and turn up the Christmas music.

debra @ 5th and state said...

just a peek whet the appetite for your mantle and then your tree, and then your..............can't wait kathysue!
would love to participate in your giveaway, this is the time of year i resume cooking, much to my husband's joy

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hooray, it is going to be so fun, I can't wait to see more!!! xo

Just Spiff It said...

Can not wait to see all of your Christmas decor.........know it will be stunning!
And of course I would love to enter your giveaway!

Lauren said...

Please count me in. I would love to try a recipe.

Anonymous said...

What a neat giveaway Kathysue!! I love trying new food and this sounds like such a fun way to do so!

Hurry with your Christmas pictures- I need lots of help this year!!!

bee blessed

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I am so cooked out right now, so I would love to win this! Kinda like a little staycationh!!!

Your mantle is looking good, I'm still trying to decide on colors!

vignette design said...

Hi Kathysue,
Count me in, girlfriend! This looks great. My fingers are crossed, and my toes too! ~Delores

Karena said...

Kathysue what an interesting idea!! I would love to be in the drawing for this giveaway!


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Sofás de Piel - decorpiel.com said...

I love your ideas for Christmas decorating ideas was searching the net and I came across your wonderful blog, congratulations and Merry Christmas from Spain.

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

I'm pretty sure you need to show us some more! Such a tease! It looks like it's going to be soo lovely!

Jeanette said...

I just love the top photo of the white lidded jar with greenery and the black and white stripe. I should have commented long before now and I really do love this giveaway.
Merry Christmas!