Winner, winner, Christmas winner!

Well, that was quick!

Thank you for those who entered as I thoroughly enjoyed all the responses.  Safe travels to all who are traveling-whether just over the hill, county line, or many miles to celebrate gathering with our family for Christmas.

And I guess you want to know who won….duh!

OK – winner of the Birchbox e-gift certificate…#4-Lynnie!  You are going to enjoy the monthly surprises, Lynnie!

Winner of the e-gift certificate for the dollarshave club-# 3-Cody Lide! was the selector and I have the pictures of the winning selections if anyone needs them.

I will contact the winners and give them 24 hours verify an email address with me to send their e-gift certificates to them.

Merry Christmas to all!  May your celebration be safe, and may the true meaning of Christmas remain in our hearts through the hustle and bustle of the season.


Act Quick-one day give-a-way!

It’s Christmas! Well, almost.  And have you seen the weather?? While it is cool today and the next few days, our wonderful snowman plans on upping the temps to a balmy 79 degrees in our area for Christmas day!  With our crew over I can see air conditioning back on! Man.

I do hope you and yours have a safe and wonderful Christmas and memories are made, not in the presents received or given, but in the time spent together, whether in person, or by phone for those who can’t be together, laughing, reminiscing about Christmases past, eating too much, and just getting away from today’s technology to enjoy one another.  God Bless each and every one of you!

Now… must act fast…like today… like now…as winners will be picked and posted today…like late this afternoon…like around 4:30 pm Central time…!!!

Today, because I so appreciate each of you, I am giving away:

  1.  For the ladies (or their girl child) a one-year subscription to Birchbox.  If you are unfamiliar with them, this is a monthly little gem of a box, you personalize to your liking, and receive 5 products to sample.  So fun and so worth it.  I have found some wonderful products I didn’t know existed and now use.  An e-gift certificate will be sent to the winner! So go to and look them over, ladies!
  2. For the gents- a $100 e-gift certificate – they can select their plan they want – to the “DollarShaveClub” – You will be able to personalize this to your likes – the blade, the product, and the number of monthly plan, depending on the plan you choose – and the frequency you will need – and you can change the frequency you receive them once you get your first box.  They look like they have some good products!  Go to and look around!  Good stuff, there is!

To enter, just leave a comment and let us know if you are having family in or going  “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house” – or both!

Good luck and remember hurry!  Winners will be selected and posted today around 4:30 pm!

Praline Christmas Cookies

Need an easy peasy good cookie for your cookie jar for Christmas? While scouring the blogs I follow,  I came across this one and since my kiddos love a pecan pie,  I thought I would give it a “bake and taste try.”   And let me tell you for the ones who have tasted tried these, they say it is definitely a keeper!  These are easy to make and easy to eat! Just watch out as they are addictive!

Praline Cookies

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsps. vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

powdered sugar (about 1/4 cup, maybe a little less)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Melt butter in microwave for about 30-40 seconds or until melted.  Add to the sugar, brown sugar egg, and vanilla and mix well.   Add pecans, and mix well.  using a small cookie scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheet (I did grease mine first). Bake 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown.  Cool on the pan for 2 minutes and remove to a cooling rack.  Once completely cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Here’s mine on the cooling rack and all dusted!  They don’t last long, I promise!   I will be making a double batch for Christmas!  Have a great week!


Jingle bells…

Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way Right down to the comment line for this  here give-a-way!   It’s getting closer to Christmas and that means more cooking! Whoop woop! I don’t know about you but I have baked in my pans so long I would hate for someone to see them. Today, because … Continue reading