Giveaways Galore!

I’d hoped to be apart of it, but, alas, I don’t have anything ready to give away. I’m still working on Christmas gifts for family!

Anyhoo, check out Sew, Mama, Sew and the mass of give aways of this give away week.

Non-sewing craft stuff
Sewing Supplies
Handmade Accessories
Handmade bags
Handmade Baby and Children things
Handmade for the home

I will explore and sign up for a few, I’m sure, but there are just too many to do all of them! They are open all week, so get you entry in by the 16th.

Favorite Blogs

I seem to be in blog-fog. I’m struggling to figure out what to post about, which is quite strange for me. Maybe I’m just tired. Ah, who knows. I’m sure inspiration will strike soon.

I have a slew of blogs I enjoy reading and thought I’d share those with you.

Marriage Blogs — I love Shiela’s straight forward dealing with marriage and family. She always gets me thinking.  Brad and Kate have such good insight into relating as husband and wife. I seem to be able to draw something from each post I read.  J is great! Again, she is straight forward and doesn’t mince words. That’s important to me.

Family Blogs — Auntie Leila is a source of tons of mom-wisdom. Her daughters write fun posts, as well, and I regularly learn something and I’m often encouraged. I enjoy reading about Heather’s journey as a mom, a wife, and a woman. She’s frugal, too! She’s even got copies of The Tightwad Gazette.  I have enjoyed following this gal’s journey as a mother and a wife. Last summer, she gardened hugely to provide her family’s veggy needs for the year. And she canned like a mad woman in Aug and Sept.

Sewing — I’m always finding stuff to make here. Oona writes great posts, and makes such fun clothes. I wish I could sew like her! She also posts at Sew Weekly.

Food — This site is associated with Pioneer Woman, which I also enjoy. I’ve found many, many yummy foods here.

Gardening (and cows) — She has cows and gardens. I know an unbelievable amount about rotational grazing and splitting firewood, which I have no use for now. But I learn something every time I read her posts.

Friends — This blog is Katie’s communication about Leah Grace and her progress. Good friends living in south Asia. Amazing pictures.

This is not *all* the blogs I read, just the ones I jump for. What blogs do you jump for?

WAAAAA!!!! I won!!!!!

I follow several blogs which I really enjoy, and I plan to present them to my readers soon — next few days, I think.

Several of these blogs have giveaways… and I always do my part and post a comment or some such.

And I won! There are always tons and tons of sign-ups, so I know my chances are pretty slim, and this is the first win from a good 30 sign-ups.

Here, you will see that I am the 2nd of the Nov 20 winners… I’m getting Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts: 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations, and you know I like Stewart’s books.

I’m so excited!