Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday Fun and a giveaway!


This week, I enjoyed NOT getting all the Christmas decorating done, NOT fretting that the Christmas cards aren't sent, NOT joining the crowds of shoppers at the malls. This week, I enjoyed watching my youngest daughter pull her ornaments out of her special box and exclaim "It's like seeing old friends again!" I enjoyed playing in my Christmas journal and perusing the journals of others. I enjoyed making a little something special for a special couple. And I enjoyed the freedom of listening to carols day, night and in-between! Nothing like a little Harry Connick Jr. to snuggle into....

Little holiday treats:
Tim Holtz is doing his 12 Tags of Christmas again with lots of giveaways!
Teresa McFayden has a Comfort and Joy blog with 12 all new projects and a special guest designer.
Delight.com has has the cutest FREE holiday tags available for download.
This will make you cry, but it's a "Thankful" cry: Simplify the Holidays A Christmas Story
Pink Paislee has a gifted design team who are posting amazing ornaments each day on their blog. Check it out!
Clearly Vintage will be posting a new Christmas image each day until the 25th (and has loads of other images to enjoy).

Like other freebies? Especially if they smell good? Or are fun to play with in the studio? How about 2 freebies?
Leave a comment on this post and you'll have the chance for either a Cool Yule Vintage Christmas box filled with fun things to decorate with or use in an art project. You'll also have the chance to win a gift bag of Peppermint Twist salts! What is this you say? Imagine your feet are tired, worn and swollen from a day of holiday shopping. You come home. Take off your sad Chucks. Pour a bit of Peppermint Twist salts into a hot basin. Light a candle. Put on some music. Lock the door. Slip those tootsies into the Peppermint Twist salt bath and ahhhhh, heaven!

You have until December 10th to leave a comment and my youngest elf will draw names. I'll also post the recipe for Peppermint Twist salts that evening because this is a secret that is too good to keep!

20 comments:

Smarty said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog name made me laugh - brilliant :) And you have the coolest Christmas music on any blog I've visited (I came in on Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - got to love them for the name alon :)).

Love the look of your pages - hope you post some more

Kim said...

Have my feet been sending you messages? ;-)

I really like the things you HAVE been doing - you've got the right idea.

Kim said...

I had to post another comment. Yes, the story made me cry, but they were good tears and they have given me an idea.

And THANK YOU for all the links - lots of goodies out there!

Heartinmyhand said...

LOve the pages you have done for your journal. I always look at vintage table cloths but have managed not to start collecting them. We gave to choose our battles.

Sue said...

Great big hi from nearby in Maryland. Love your blog - we kept it up on the computer last evening and listened to your music while my daughter and I made crowns from the comfort and joy e-zine. The peppermint bath salts sound lovely -especially after a day visiting Lucketts! I wonder if your recipe would work with the chocolate mint I have in my garden?

Christina said...

I miss seeing you around the jungle, Loving your blog!

Cora said...

Casii,
Thanks for the shout about my Vintage Images. I am originally from Maryland. I grew up in Randallstown and most of my family lives in Owings Mills and Silver Spring.

SmilynStef said...

Both sound yummy ... thanks for the chance to win.

jennifer said...

Oh my achin' feet.... sign me up!!

Mandi said...

Love your blog! The pinks and greens are a refreshing holiday palette...doing your fonts in them makes it so nice to read.
I'd love to win your give-a-way!!!
Happy Holidays!
Mandi

Amy said...

I love creative links!! Thank you..and your photo is sooo pretty...Take care!

TJ said...

I'm glad to not be the only one that didn't get all the decorating done. I didn't even get the tree out. Hopefully this week, since hubby has surgery next week, and it will be crazy!

I LOVE that you have Bing Crosby and David Bowie's Drummer boy on your playlist! One of my favorites. That and Barenaked Ladies and Sarah Mclaghlan's God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.

Merry Christmas!

Kelly said...

Wow - that's a great picture of Ashley and your tree. Very cool. Thanks for the chance to win - can't wait for the recipe! :)

Priscila said...

How fun!!!! Sure you can come and play at my house! hehe

Little Elf pick me pick me!!!
xoxox
thanks for a chance to win

~Melissa~ said...

Cassii, so glad I came across your blog, girl! Fun music and adorable blog! Thanks for the freebie info. I only knew about the Tim Holtz one. Must check out the others!

Can't wait to see what's in the Cule Yule box and see who the lucky winner is and see the salts info!

Thanks girlie - and love your blog name - LOL!

Melissa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love yours! Your tree looks so pretty! Thanks for a chance at an awesome giveaway!!

Hugs, Melissa B ;)

Heidi said...

Casii, I just added you to the list of Blogs with Vintage Christmas goodness on my blog! We have to stick together, you know. ;) And thanks for the giveaway!

PS--are you doing Teresa's e-zine? I'm so tempted this time but I can't decide. I did a previous one and didn't love it so I'm gunshy. I need a review to push me either direction.

lauren said...

My feet love you, did you know that??? ;)

Rosemary said...

I love your blog and my tootsies could use some pampering - they're having a rough time of it lately with all the running about.

I love your blog, I remember you from the LSS, but you probably don't remember me...

Didn't know we had something we could have talked about - I love vintage linens too. Love seeing your latest finds.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My buddy, Carol, is doing one of Teresa's projects!