12.03.2008

giveaway day!

since i am a busy mom with three young boys i have barely even made it through 1/4 of the giveaways. so.... i decided to extend to deadline to saturday morning! also to clarify the giveaway just includes one house. i said that below but i just wanted to make sure it was clear.

its giveaway day on sew mama sew today and i thought i would join in the fun! i am opening an etsy store in February and i wanted to promote my blog and get the word out. i will also be having another giveaway in January so check back. enough yakking back to the good stuff. i will be giving away one of these retro glitter houses away! my grandma, mom and i decided this year that we wanted to create some special decorations that would last a long time and be our own personal style. these darling glitter houses are made from mostly recycled materials and are about 4 inches tall. there will also be a surprise bonus gift! i will use a random generator to choose the winner .you have until tomorrow morining some time. all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite Christmas or holiday activityto do with small children is. only one comment please. spread the word. and sorry but no international shipping addresses will be accepted this round, next time they will be so check back. check out more giveaways Here. thanks so much to sew mama sew for their great blog and store.
* sorry for the less than stellar pictures, i'm having camera issues.

72 comments:

affectioknit said...

That's lovely! My most favorite holiday activity would be knitting but baking cookies is a close second and sledding is a close third and drinking mint-cocoa is a close fourth... I'm so glad I found your blog!

shaina said...

We take a christmas eve picture every year, then display it with our yearly decorations. Love it.
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Tanaya said...

so, so cute!
best thing to do with kids? making gum drop wreaths!

Linda and Greg said...

thanks for a great giveaway! I am due in April, no children yet, and am already thinking about traditions to start with him! Right now, decorating and Christmas eve mass are my two favorite traditions!

Artsy Momma said...

Cookie making!

Joanna said...

Hmmm fav activity? Probably just sitting in my living room at night when the kids are asleep and it's all quiet and seeing the Christmas tree lights twinkle. And also wrapping presents:) Oh and hearing the kids squeal with delight when they see a really cool yard decorated!!

meg said...

Making gingerbread cookies with kids is the best, mine can't control gorging themselves on the dough so we're make cinnamon ornaments this year (you won't want to eat that dough). Here is a recipe for it: http://crafts.kaboose.com/cinnamon-dough-ornaments.html

Hope said...

Baking cookies, most definitely :)

Doris said...

Building snowmen! We just had our first snow!

The Momtastic Stitcher said...

OK my favorite thing to do with small kids (and big kids and adults) is to make a dr. Seuss meal on christmas eve-- who hash, roast beast, who pudding and the like...all taken from a Dr. Seuss cookbook!

valerieann118 said...

well this is my second Christmas with my daughter. Last night actually we went to the mayors Christmas tree lighting. I think we are going to have to make it a tradition!
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Theresa said...

Always the cookie making with the little ones. Everyone ends up wearing more dough and frosting than we make, but we all love it. Adn talk about some gawd-awful looking cookies! :)

Jill said...

ah, the classic paper chain and gingerbread house. I clean up sprinkles from now until January! :)

Christy said...

How adorable! I love anything in miniature! My favorite activity right now is the advent calendar. I filled it with slips of paper that have a fun holiday activity written on them for the whole family to participate in...family fun and budget friendly!
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Loralynn said...

Darling! We always make ornaments of some kind with the little ones...painting...glittering...a big mess...lots of fun!

EmmyLizzy said...

I love this!! My favorite Christmas activity was always cutting down a christmas tree with my parents.

deliarose said...

I love decorating cookies with my children!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

My favorite activity for small kids would be going to the zoo. The one by my house has all the lights up and you can walk around and see some of the animals. It's great fun.

I love this. So pretty!!
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passion2sew (Lalli) said...

I would love to win this :). Please do count me in.
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Also check out my give-away. Thank you.

suburban farm said...

At our house although the children are no longer small, but we always love making gingerbread house for any holiday.

The Giveaway Diva said...

oh wow that's adorable!!

kellyn2girls1boy said...

making gingerbread houses, we have fun and they end up eating most of it before it is frosted down.

Meadow said...

Oh that is perfect, I am looking for a house ornament to celebrate our big move.

I love walking around looking at the lights on houses.

maggie said...

My daughters are adults now but when they were little we would bake cookies and make decorations. Love your giveaway.

growareader said...

Kids love decorating every inch of the house and so do I ! I have glitter houses lined up on my piano so I would love to add this to my collection! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Rather Be Whistling said...

What a fun idea! My favorite holiday activity is having Christmas crackers at dinner and then playing with the little toys and wearing the crowns while we eat.

Linda said...

My favourite thing to do with kids is make cookies! Such fun, such a mess!

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Moira-Lin said...

SO CUTE! My favorite holiday activity is baking with my kids. They love to dip the pretzels.

Kali said...

I'd love to enter your contest. Thanks for your generosity.

Sincerely,
Kali

Sandy said...

Adorable gift.My favorite thing would be baking Christmas cookies to give away

Khaleidascope said...

our favorite activity with the children is trim the tree.. with popcorn!

Wendy said...

Hello! My favorite activity with my kids (6 and 9) is learning new Christmas hymns. When they were smaller it was watching them try to decorate the tree, lol

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Last Word said...

I love Christmas decorations with vintage look and I absolutley love the little house covered with glitter.

Anita said...

I love to have some of my daughter's friends over to decorate sugar cookies. The kids get a bit hyper from the all of the sugar but it really is fun.

thank you and happy holidays!

Krista said...

i like playing the white elephant game.
So excited to add you as a FAVE on etsy!!

Tina said...

this is my first year to do fun stuff with children as my 1st is three. seems like 2 and 1 year olds don't quite get it, but 3 year olds do!!

oona said...

Oh, your little glittery house is so so lovely! I have always wanted a little village of houses and covet them on ebay! We have a box of holiday books that only come out on the first of December and we read one every night with my daughter. It's a sweet tradition that I look forward to as well!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Rachel said...

Oh, I love these!!!! I want one!!!

Sal said...

My favorite thing is to have our own "tree lighting ceremony" for our tree in the house. IT is a magical moment :)

Rachel said...

OOps. What do we do? Cookies. Lots of cookie eating. And making pound cake. Lots of pound cake...none of which we ever keep--they are all given away (after making 9-13 of them, the smell is enough...lol)

Ali said...

I love looking at lights with my kids and listening to them oooo and aaaah. I also love taking out our nativity set with them and telling the story.

woolybooger said...

I enjoy baking with my children.

Janice said...

Super cute little houses! My favorite holiday thing is the sitting by the fireplace and making things with the kids :)

Ginny said...

Crafts, I love doing kid crafts that are christmas themed

zees5 said...

Very nicE! izazbz at yahoo

annalea said...

mama monster is my nickname as well.

katie said...

we love to visit local train garden displays and drive around looking at christmas lights.
thanks for the giveaway!

Krista said...

I like making gingerbread houses. Mostly cause I get to snack away as we are making it!

Cute giveaway!

Emmi said...

This would be absolutely lovely to win and I hope I do because I think would flip!

Thanks so much for the chance too!

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evilactionfigure said...

My favorite holiday actvity with small chidren is making cookies, chocolate coated toffe, and other goodies.
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Glenda said...

Great gift! I love glue and glitter projects with kids...easy, messy and meaningful!

Ellen said...

Making cinnamon applesauce ornaments...

JeanneJ said...

That is DARLING!!!!!!! What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing your talents. My Favorite holiday project is making Lefsa with our Daughters, they are all 3 grown up and gone but come home every year to make Lefsa. Jeanne

Maggie said...

Making cookies.

Thank you for the chance at your giveaway and have a great holiday.

anna w said...

When the weather turns cold, I crave knitting :u) My daughter is just 11 mo, so I don't have much of a wealth of kid-friendly holiday activities - whenever we do "activities" together, it usually ends up with her just putting everything in her mouth, or dropping it on the floor. Or "unpacking" it. She's pretty good at that! :u) She does love music though. Maybe I'll get out our Christmas music today and we can rock together.

Alison said...

Great give-away! Thanks!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Make crafts with kids!!! That's my favorite thing to do!

stepstep said...

OH OH OH!!! (that's Ho Ho Ho backwards ;) OMG, I love love LOVE thoses house OH SO MUCH!!! I've always wanted a little village like that to display for the holidays - Please PLEASE enter me in your drawing. I would give these the BESTEST home! I promise! Thank you!!! ;)

MaryAnne said...

I love those little houses! My favorite Christmas activity with kids is putting out the nativity set and watching them interact with it.

superstahr said...

My daughter would LOVE these! Pick me! Pick me!

billiemick said...

Making and eating peanut butter candy.

Jenne said...

Our advent paper chain is my fave. and cookie baking. fun stuff!

Melissa said...

I love your little houses. I really want to start a collection of them so here's to hoping I win!!

blueviolet said...

We love making ornaments every year, love it!
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Buckstop319 said...

How beautiful. Please include me in your drawing. thank you.

Leah said...

My favorite tradition is making a gingerbread house with my kids!

Jeff and Rose said...

certainly it should go to someone in the family!!

ILuvBNaMom said...

Those little houses are adorable. I would love one!
My favorite activity with the kids is decorating the tree. My 4 year old has really gotten into it this year, the 2 year old loses interest after the 2nd ornament!

Toebi said...

Well, since my first son is only two then we haven't had many holiday events, but so far this year is making and decorating cookies. He gets so messy and just giggles the whole time.

Alisa said...

Oh how we loved taking our little kids to look at Christmas lights. We still love going even though my "little" kids are 20,19,16 and 13!
Happy Holidays.

Holly said...

Oh, those are beautiful! My favorite holiday activity to do with a child is - at least this year - decorating gingerbread houses. My daughter and I just used a graham cracker house, I frosted it, and she had such fun sticking all the candies on it. More candy ended up in her mouth than on the house, but that's all part of the fun.

Jessica said...

Gingerbread houses, sugar cookies, hot chocolate well I don't get to enjoy hot chocolate yet seeing how it is still so darn hot here. I love the houses though.