I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones and tons of yummy autumnal foods! Those of us who danced in Natasha's vintage prom certainly burned off enough calories to have a huge piece of pie with whipped cream. Or at least that's what I was telling myself as I ate a manly piece of pumpkin pie decorated with Vermont maple sugar candies :)
Now ... to the giveaway! My 100th post is just a few posts away, but I just can't wait to celebrate! I struggle so with my crippled camera, my non-photoshop paint program and my verbiage that getting to 100 posts is definitely something to celebrate! With two small rambunctious boys most of my posts (and blogging) are done way before the sun rises and I have so enjoyed making my cup of tea, parking my chair over the heating vent and visiting all of you, immersing myself in your thoughts, creations and worlds, and then adding my own voice to that community. Truly I feel blessed to know such wonderful women! I never dreamed that the blogiverse would be as rich, as rewarding and as wonderful as I have discovered it to be! Thank you all for your friendship, your visits and for sharing of yourselves at my blog for the past 100 posts!!! For the "first 100 posts", I thought a giveaway of "firsts", in this case first editions of great magazines, would be fun.
I also have the results of the etsy banner poll. The winning banner is: The second fancy one! I liked both of these so thanks for helping me decide which way to go. With banner in place .... I took the plunge and opened an etsy shop! You can see my new mini-etsy thing on the left. I've always wanted one of those -- they are so cute!! For opening my etsy store, a zen giveaway package to help promote calm and serenity though the crazy holiday shopping season
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post letting me know which prize you would like to win, "A" or "B".
New etsy shop ... sad little notice saying zero items sold. Zero is not the most confidence inspiring thing for a potential shopper to see. Anyone who would like to help that number transform itself out of 0 into a 1 will get my eternal thanks and a free little handmade thank you goody in their order in addition to the free holiday treat. Yeah for free stuff!
***Edited*** A very nice person has just helped me transform that zero! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Now .. I'm off to make a thank you goody!
And finally ... something sweet for the week. Look what I found when I was making an emergency milk run on Black Friday! Now I can make Starbuck's pumpkin spice lattes at home! Fraction of the cost, no lines, and same great pumpkin flavor! BTW I've never amused myself so much buying milk. Place was packed and everyone, and I mean everyone, was running around the store like rabid chickens heaping their arms up with sale goodies, many lugging two shopping carts around, ringing up bills that averaged 400 dollars,... and there was me.. two liters of milk and my new treat. The staff was very concerned that I simply hadn't been able to find what I needed. Hahaha..haahah! Are you not supposed to buy normal groceries on Black Friday?