Saturday, October 1, 2011

Create & Decorate Party/Prairie Flower Farm Party

Hi All You Sweet Ladies,

It is so cold outside..........couldn't believe the sweet fresh smelling air coming through my sunshiny window this morning when I woke up. I got to sleep in!!!!!!!!! SO NICE! My bones needed it! Running around all day in the kitchen makes one tired and sore by the end of the week. So today I have a surprise. I am so excited to tell you about it, but first are any of you thinking about your CHRISTmas gifts? Do you realize it is the first day of October? I have been adding new ideas to my PINTEREST (on my sidebar) for sometime.  I need to start thinking seriously about what I am going to be stitching up for my sweet family this year and that takes some doing! CHRISTmas is my favorite time of year. I love thinking about my Savior coming as a sweet little baby to save those who want to put their trust in HIM and I love giving. It is one of my favorite thing to do and that is why I like having parties! I can't wait to show you..............


I got my new Create & Decorate in the mail last week and guess what.........I AM IN IT! I am so excited to share it with you all! I received two and so two will be what I am giving away! This party I will give you some more chances to let you have more votes. If you only want to do one don't feel any pressure to do more. Some girls just like to have more chances.


Here is what I designed for Create & Decorate magazine. Little wool mittens with covered buttons made into snowman heads, grungy little snowflakes..........and a pattern for an easy mitten to make! I have made these for each family member with a paper rolled up/tied with a ribbon and put it into the mitten. The paper signed with everyones signature written on it. A keepsake for sure! 

So what are we celebrating..............TRESSA, TONYA AND V should be "LORD Willing" COMING HOME in a week. Now that is something to celebrate wouldn't you say? 
So let the Party Begin!!!!!!!


WE will have two winners
The party will start today and end Sat. at noon central time October 15th!!!!!!!!! Hopefully that will be the HOMECOMING day!!!!!


There will be two that will receive


One Create & Decorate Magazine 
and one hand stitched Wool Mitten


  
Here are your votes.........


1. leave me a comment...lets see.....tell me a favorite CHRISTmas memory!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear! 
one VOTE

2. Tell me, if you are a follower
2nd VOTE

3. Tell me, if you are a subscriber to
Prairie Flower Farm or my Facebook 
3rd Vote

4. Leave a comment on Create and Decorate blog or their facebook .......tell them I sent you please. They will love hearing from you, we all like encouragement, right? Come back and tell me that you did please!
4th VOTE

5. If you would like to leave a comment about our party on your blog or your facebook I would appreciate it.
5th VOTE




last..........


6. Leave me a comment on my facebook. 
6th VOTE

So you have 6 possible votes! 

Okay........lets party! I can't wait to see who comes!

Hugs sweet ladies,

Linda

78 comments:

  1. Sweet project! Can't wait for the mag to be released in these parts!

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  2. Those are just so cute!!!!!!!!!! I am a follower on both...Christmas memory has to be setting the the Nativity to Chritian Christmas music with my kids.....now with my husband....kids are grown!

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  3. those mittens are so cute!!!
    I am a follower
    I "liked" you on facebook
    My christmas memory.
    sorry but I don't have one..not a favorite anyway....

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  4. Nancy Wolff (wolffpac@vermontel(dot)net)October 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    1. Favorite Christmas memory, hard to pick just one, I've always loved the attending the Christmas Eve service with our family.
    2.I'm a follower!
    3. And a subscriber to your Facebook.

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  5. Christmas is such a special time to me. I guess my favorite memories are of Chrismas Eve Candlelight services at church. It is so wonderful being with family and friends celebrating Christ's birth and taking The Lord's Supper. Most of the church lights are off and we all hold candles. It is really awesome.

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  6. I am a follower....just love your site.

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  7. I am an email subscriber and follow you on FB.

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  8. My favorite Christmas Memory is when my Grandmother, brother and I went to New York to visit family!

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  9. Great party Linda! Congrats on being published!

    My favorite CHRISTmas memory? How our family used to gather together and spend the whole day at my great grandma's house. That hasn't happened in years, which makes me sad, but at least I have the memories!

    I am a follower!

    I am a FB subscriber.

    I left a comment on the C&D blog (it is awaiting moderation on the Sept 29 post). BTW Your link to their FB isn't going to their page.

    Left you a comment on FB.

    I will mention on my FB too! (just as soon as I post this comment - My name on there is Jessica Talstein)

    AND... oh wait that is it. LOL. I hope I did everything right. Can't wait to hear when the girls and V come home! How exciting!!

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  10. I commented on Create and Decorate's FB page. (Susan Brown Hatcher)

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  11. I shared on my FB wall. (Susan Brown Hatcher)

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  12. SO many options ~
    1. I follow you.
    2. i like on facebook
    3. Favourite Christmas memory...sleeping under the tree with my sister waiting for my brother to come home for Christmas.
    4.I love getting ideas from your blog and have shared before, I will share again.
    5. I am heading over to the Create and Decorate Page to like theirs and leave a comment.

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  13. We had those silver tinsel trees growing up and thought it was the coolest thing. also had a light that rotated and changed colors. I loved shuting off the lights and just watching the tree change colors.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  14. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  15. email subscriber

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. I stopped over at Create and Decorate and left a comment on the post it's the country Christmas collection

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  17. posted about your giveaway

    http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/10/create-decorate-magazine-giveaway.html

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  18. You know I follow you Linda! You are the best!

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  19. I will post a button and congrats to be inside a cool magazine this way! Woo Hoo!

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  20. Best Christmas memory? All the years my mom's entirephamily spent Christmas Eve together at my aunt and uncle's house. Those days were so filled with love and wonderufl memories. The food! Oh My Goodness! A M A Z I N G !

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  21. I must go visit FB and your friends now!

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  22. My favorite Christmas memory is Christmas of 1998. My husband and I had been married for 7.5 years and we did not think we would have children as he had not been around babies before my niece and he wasn't sure what sort of dad he'd be....even though I knew he'd be great. Well come Christmas 1998, after we'd opened a few gifts to each other, he told me to get the card out of the tree. I had not even noticed it but hidden between the branches was a card addressed to me. In the card, he told me that he was ready to try to have a baby =)

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  23. I am subscribed to both your blog and your facebook!

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  24. I left a message on the Create & Decorate facebook

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  25. I shared about your party on my Facebook page

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  27. Linda..

    I am a follower! You have one of the Best blogs ever!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  28. LInda,

    I follow you on FB! Love finding a comment from you!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  29. Linda,

    I'm also signed up for your email notifications! What a happy day when I see your email in my inbox!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  30. Linda,

    I would say my favorite Christmas memory would be a combination of church services and everyone celebrating at Grandma's for Christmas day dinner! This celebration went on for a couple of generations!

    Blessed memories,
    Gert

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  31. Congratulations Linda -- I love the idea of that mitten. I follow you everywhere dear one. Still happy dancing and praising the Lord for his goodness -- cannot wait to hear your little family is all HOME :)

    My Memory -- Granddad dressing like Santa -- yet we all knew it was him -- His boots gave it away :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  32. Hi sweet Linda,
    I left you an email....I'm squealing with excitement over a surprise! I love the magazine....your craft is the most adorable one I just know! Precious!
    So excited for you!
    Hugs,
    T

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  33. Congrats Linda! You are so deserving. Your crafts are sweet and lovely - just like you!
    My favorite Christmas memory is from Christmas Eve several years ago. My husband and I packed our kids, our advent wreath, a cd player and a cd with some of our favorite music. We drove to one of our favorite spots in the mountains. The view is breathtaking, forest and stars, no lights from anything else and almost total silence. We lit the four outer candles and then lit the Christ candle. We just stood quietly in the snow looking at the stars and thinking of our wonderful Savior. Precious time to us before the hectic joy of Christmas day.

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  34. I am a follower and a subscriber!

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  35. I just posted to the Create and Decorate blog.
    Wow! There's a yummy cake featured today.
    Now, I'm hungry... ;o )

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  36. Hey Linda,
    So lovely to see you being published again.
    A favourite Christmas memory for me is about 7 years ago, my family invited an international student that we were friends with to our house for Christmas. She had never celebrated Christmas before. We took her to church and she joined our family celebrations, and it was so special to be able to share the real meaning of Christmas with her.
    I hope that this coming Christmas is a truly special time as you celebrate it with V as part of your family.
    God bless,
    Selina.

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  37. Lovely to see you in the magazine ( just realised I began the same way my sis did :) )
    My favorite Christmas memory ~ well I love the Christmases at Mum & Dad's & growing up, but I also love our Christmases here with our children & the last two we have invited our neighbours in as they don't have anything planned with their family. It's always wonderful having people who are lonely at Christmas around & it helps take the focus on missing the family who aren't.
    Blessings
    Renata:)

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  38. Hi, Linda,

    Mittens are darling!

    I am a subscriber, not sure if I'm a follower.....I do follow, but don't know if I signed up as one!? No facebook!

    My favorite Christmas memory.....the first year my husband and I celebrated Christmas with our firstborn.....he was 2 months old and I loved the fact that we had a little family to celebrate that year.

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  39. You know I follow you. Favorite memory was watching grama Reid's " bubble lights" on the tree. Remember those? They were like candles. Also making peanut bars with Grandma. Oh, I do miss those times. Can't wait for family to get home. I love my mitten. I also am a suscriber. Love you sisser. Shanny

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  40. My favorite childhood Christmas memory was visiting my grandmother in Florida over Christmas break--definitely different than Christmas in Ohio.

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  41. I am a subscriber to Prairie Flower Farm.

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  42. I left a comment on the Create and Decorate blog.

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  43. I just left a message on Create & Decorate's FB page.

    Thanks for a fun giveaway Linda!

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  44. Just left a note on your FB page!

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  45. And I just shared about your party on my FB page! :)

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  46. And last, but not least, my favorite Christmas memory? I have so many wonderful memories from my childhood, but now, even better is making special Christmas memories with my children.

    Thanks Linda!

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  47. Spending Christmas with my Grandparent's and being in the kitchen with my Grandma doing baking and making candy is my favorite Christmas moment.

    Crystal Jo
    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  48. I am a following of the site.

    Crystal Jo

    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  49. I am a subscriber and also "like" PFF on facebook.

    Crystal Jo

    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  50. I "like" Create and Decorate and told them you sent me!

    Crystal Jo

    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  51. I shared the giveaway on Facebook.

    Crystal Jo

    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  52. I posted a comment on you facebook page!

    Crystal Jo

    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  53. I am a follower on facebook and on your blog . Favorite Christmas memory is my first Christmas as a Nana !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look forward to reading each day .

    Terry

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  54. Favorite christmas memory was my hubby and I's first christmas together.We were poor so had to get a small tree from my grandparents property.Let's just say it really was a charlie brown christmas but we were happy.I think even happier than now with all the trimmings.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  55. Long time follower of your wonderful blog

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  56. Don't remember if I left a comment here before and no time to go through all of them to see ... but here I am!

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  57. Left a comment on your facebook, too. (Can you see I really WANT this?)

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  58. Hi Linda,

    Here is a favorite Christmas memory of mine from many years ago. I hope it isn't too long, but it's one of my most precious memories:

    It was a busy year. Our kids had changed schools and I was working at their new school as a teachers' aide. I enjoyed the work and it was great being able to be with the kids all day. But it often meant not getting home until nearly 5 p.m. I was doing well to get a meal prepared each evening -- and sometimes I
    would start that the minute I came in the door, still wearing hat, coat, and boots. (I did take my mittens off.)
    It really looked as if no cookie baking would take place at our house that Christmas. There were going to be two disappointed little girls
    who had grown to love our tradition of baking many different kinds of cookies to share with family, friends and neighbors.. I don't know who came up with the solution in the end, but we decided that Carrie, a third grader at the time, could make all the dough and we could bake the cookies in the evenings. She could easily read and follow a recipe and seldom had homework, so it was a workable solution. So we looked over our recipes and decided which ones we simply had to make. Carrie made up a batch or two of dough each evening and we would bake as many cookies as we had time to before bedtime. I have never forgotten and never will forget the sacrifice of time and effort on this little girl's part. The cookie tradition went on!

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  59. I follow your blog via email too!

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  60. Just went over to Create & Decorate and left a comment on their blog too!

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  61. Awesome! Follower on here and on Facebook.. subscribed to your blog, (mine is in horrible need of some attention) www.jesusknowsmethisilove.blogspot.com

    Hmm... Christmas Memory... Reciting Luke chapter 12 sitting on my Grandfathers lap on Christmas Eve when I was probably about 6 or 7 years old. :)

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  62. I am a follower as well as a subscriber .My favorite Christmas memory is when I was a student nurse and there was a blizzard on Christmas eve so nothing was moving and the students that were there had to get up at around 4am and go to the kitchen in the hospital and make breakfast for the patients as none of the kitchen staff was able to get there ,further more we had to pass these out to the patients and I remember it being the most joyous Christmas ever , we sang carols to them and everyone was so jolly it was truly a blessing to be there in that storm to make those patients comfortable yet enjoy the best Christmas ever and not once was I sad that I didn't get home to be with my parents even though it was my first Christmas away .

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  63. Hi, Linda! - I'm a little late joining in here - but better late than never, I suppose! Anyhoo - just couldn't miss out on the fun!

    1. So my favorite Christmas memory happened when I was about 9 or 10 years old. We were living in colorado, and had had a blizzard earlier that week. That Christmas Day, after we had opened our gifts and enjoyed the wonderful dinner Mom had made - my Dad and I went out to make a snowman - what fun! Then, when the neighborhood kids saw us out there having such a good time, they all wanted to join in! We built some great snow forts (my Dad showed us how!)and we had a whale of a good snowball fight!

    2. I'm a follower.
    3. I follow you on Facebook.
    4. I left a comment on Create and Decorate's Facebook page.
    5. I commented about your party on my own Facebook page. Here is the link - https://www.facebook.com/?sk=fl_108394375875511#!/ (You may have to copy & past this.)
    6. And I also left you a comment on your Facebook page.

    You always have the nicest parties - such fun!
    Blessings - Pauline

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  64. Each day I look forward to seeing what is hapening on the farm and with your family. Everything is so warm and comfy and you make us feel at home with you. I just can't wait to try some of the projects. Christmas is my time to collect and deliver to those who don't have much - it just makes me feel good to help in some way.

    Love to you and your sweet family!
    Keep up the great work!

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  65. One of my favorite memories is a time when we were snowed in on Christmas Eve with our kids at my parents.

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  66. Just left a comment on Create and Decorate blog. Enjoyed looking around.

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  67. One of my favorite Christmas memories was when my infant son place Baby Jesus in the manger on his first Christmas Eve. We alternate children each year and it's so precious to watch them increase in their reverence as they grow older.

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  68. Two Christmases ago I was sick with pneumonia Christmas week. I didn't come home until Christmas eve. Nothing was ready when I went into the hospital. The kids and hubby did a great job making it the best Christmas.

    lane dot family at yahoo dot com

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