12/29/10

December Sponsor Giveaway Package

It's giveaway time! A few of my lovely sponsors would like to offer you the chance to find out a little more about their work and offer a giveaway from their shop. ONE HAPPY COMMENTER will be the winner of all six giveaways! All you have to do is share your favorite thing about the month of December in the comments below. Comments will be open until the 1st.

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Modern Kiddo

Hi everyone! This is Alix from Modern Kiddo. I'm a vintage lover, obsessive collector and mama to a curly haired little cutie named Wolfie! Together with my fabulous partner-in-crime Dottie, I love to share my passion for vintage children's goodies with our readers. From fun childhood flashbacks (kid's toys and books), to old photos from the 60s & 70s and our infamous Vintage Kiddo clothing roundup (every Monday!) you can be sure you’ll always find boat loads of eye candy on Modern Kiddo.


For our giveaway, Dottie and I chose a set of the brilliant books, This is San Francisco and This is London by M. Sasek. Originally printed in 1965, these books have gorgeous illustrations that you’ll love whether you have kiddos or not! Oh and these are new copies, so they’ll be pristine! (retail value: $25)~Alix

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Cottage Arts


Since 2003 Cottage Arts has been helping transform memories into lasting works of art. By sharing our digital scrapbooking and photography products and ideas with you, our site is a place to be inspired each time you visit! Owner Michelle Shefveland is also a freelance writer/photographer and has been penning the Digital Workshop column in Somerset Memories since 2005, where she offers easy to follow steps for digital art techniques.


This giveaway is for a Nature's Sketchbook Photo Art Blends 3 (digital download)

Achieve photo artistry effects with our Photo Art Blends. Set No. 3 includes digital textured papers with photo-transfer-like edges and realistic textures. Sized for your 12 x 12 photos or papers (can be re-sized to 4 x 6 or other proportions easily). Includes 30 - 12 x 12 JPG format Photo Art Blends for you to layer over or under photos and play with the layer blend modes (in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Paint Shop Pro) for creative results...it will look like you used some crazy chemicals and a lot of processing time! Also includes 5 clipping masks for the photo blends that have a more defined edge, so you can clip your photo and keep the more defined white edge if you desire. Also includes a link to an on-line tutorial by Michelle using these Photo Art Blends, including numerous sample digital photo transfers and recipes used to get the effects shown.
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May Dae


Hi! We are Stephanie May and Stormie Dae - two sisters that love to create together and never pass up the opportunity to go thrifting. We combine forces to write our blog and run our Etsy shop, and we would love if you stopped by both to check out our latest shenanigans! ~MayDae

This giveaway includes a metal canister, a red and white pillow, and a robin's egg blue cake stand valued at $32.00.

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Hey!JenRenee

Jen from Hey!JenRenee is a crafter, knitter, scooter enthusiast, and pretty much the biggest metal-head girl you'll ever meet. By day, she's a stay-at-home mom and at night, she knits and does freelance graphic design. She loves making hand-knit accessories and teaching knitting classes to future knitting die-hards.

This giveaway is for the handknit cowl in Mushroom shown below valued at $25.00.

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MadeYaLook

MadeYaLook wants to start off your new year with some vintage love of your choosing. Happy New Year, Smile and Wave readers! ~Cheryl

This giveaway is for $25 shop credit to MadeYaLook.


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OnePearlButton


"Hi Smile and Wave-ers! I'm Alli, an archaeologist, crafter, and photographer. Some of my favorite things include Polaroid cameras, my retired racing greyhound, Sharpies, and my apple red Vespa. I run an Etsy shop, OPB Studios, where I sell prints of my Polaroid photographs, along with fun items made from them. I blog about crafts, fashion, photography and life in general at One Pearl Button. Stop by sometime; I'd love to meet you! ~Alli

This giveaway is for the two 5" x5" polaroid prints shown above and below valued at $20.


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Just leave your favorite thing about the month of December in the comment section below for your chance to win EVERYTHING! Comments will be open until January 1st. Stop by and say hi to our lovely sponsors and see what lovely things they have to share. Thanks for stopping by!

*Giveaway prizes are only open to US residents.

xoxo,
Rachel

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Joanne / The Simple Wife said...

Favorite thing about December? Sitting by the light of the Christmas tree each morning in the before-dawn dark, sipping coffee, journaling, praying.

Burnt Toast said...

My favorite thing about
December is getting Christmas cards....

A. said...

Christmas music!

jen said...

what a great giveaway! my favorite thing about december is seeing the city decorated for Christmas and the feeling that eating excessive amounts of sugar is okay.

Kendra said...

Awesome giveaways!!
My favorite thing about December is driving around at night looking at all the lights! :)

Christine said...

having my husband home for a few days, seeing extended family, snow, baking, giveaways!

LindseyRae said...

My favorite thing about December is a tie between attempting to tempt my family members into snooping into the gifts I give them, and the week after Christmas when everyone has calmed down and the gifts are still under the tree awaiting their new places in the house.

Mandy said...

This is such a beautiful and generous giveaway - how exciting!

My favorite thing about the month of December is my Christmas vacation - having a full week to relax and do the things I enjoy (crafting/sewing, reading, writing, cooking) is truly heavenly and something I look forward to all year long!

Kym said...

Cool giveaway!

My favorite thing about December...the Christmas tree. I love the smell every morning that welcomes me when I come down the stairs and the twinkle-y lights in the evening.

sarah jane said...

aside from all the holiday hoopla, my favorite thing about december is looking back on the year almost behind us and looking forward to the new year upon us!

fezfreckles said...

All the yummy to my tummy food!!!

Kerry said...

December was just so fantabulously great I can barely contain myself to tell you about just one thing. We moved from the UK to the USA, I experienced my first ever Christmas and I found out my little sister is expecting her first baby. The perfect end to a year of so, so many blessings. Kerry x

scarthur said...

Wow- great giveaways! While I love Christmas and all of the wonderful family and pretty things about December, my very favorite thing is my sweet little daughter was born on the 30th, tomorrow! She will be 2!

Crissy said...

this is an amazing giveaway! I love love the lights of December, sitting on the couch on a cold night, staring at the beautiful Christmas tree, remembering doing the exact same thing as a child. Love it.

Quezal said...

Definitely love that I get to celebrate my birthday this month!

Mish said...

The glowing Christmas lights, Christmas music. Family coming together. The feeling that everyone around you is working together. Being able to cheer people up by singing carols thru a busy store with your kids or the silly antlers, Christmas hats we wear. The stories you hear about people helping the less fortunate. Sitting by the fire and snow.

Miranda said...

My favorite thing about this month has been and now will for ever be the birth of my sweet little one! These are such fun giveawys, would love to win!! :)

Katie said...

My favorite thing about December...Starbucks holiday drinks :)

Tattoos & Teacups said...

The best thing about December? Continuing to grow a little baby and all the falling in love that has come with that. This December I've stayed extra warm because I have had this little love growing near and dear to my heart. I know I'll get to see her in a few short months and that's the one thing that's made December extra special for me this year. Oh and all the Christmas love from online friends wasn't too bad either :-)

Holly F. said...

My favorite thing about December is quickly becoming the Christmas lights. I was never a fan as a kid, but now I want to drive around every night and check out all of the fantastic lights!

Kate said...

My goodness! My favorite thing about December is colder weather, cozy houses and the look of delight on my girls' faces on Christmas Day!

kikster1218 said...

birthdays (mine) and family all getting together!

pulchrabliss (at) hotmail.com

Little Tree Vintage said...

my favorite thing about december has to be my BIRTHDAY! although I do get one year older, so it's bitter sweet :)

Dawn said...

The whole spending time with my family part.

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

for me, December is all about love. It's a very deep, powering thing that really inspires me to give my heart and be open to love and hope.

Cory said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite thing about December is celebrating the awesome gift of Jesus!

Megan said...

my favorite thing about December was seeing friends who I haven't seen in a loooonnnnggg time. And, as always, spending time with my family!

Kathleen said...

I love spending time with my family. My parents are now in their late 70's so every time we are together is special and I am storing memories for the future.

Amy said...

What lovely giveaways! I love the food the most. It's everywhere, and it's oh so delicious!

Amy

becca said...

adorable gifts to be given away!
hmm... my favorite (most recent) thing about December is snuggling up in front of my boyfriend's fireplace and watching movies together.
:)

corrinadarling said...

my favorite things about december are the build up to the holidays, nights lit up by twinkle lights, and ending every evening in a hot cocoa and candy cane coma.

Madaline said...

One Pearl Button seems to be a new fav of mine!

Even though traveling is soooo boring during the Hoidays, traveling is one of the best parts! That's what really makes Christmas feel like Christmas!

Carrie Rosalind said...

Wow - what a great giveaway!!! My favorite thing about December is that you get to spend more time with the people you love. <3

rachel said...

My favorite thing about December is having my kids all home for winter break!

Melany said...

I love December so much!! My favorite would have to be the Christmas holiday and all that it encompases with time with family, cooking, eating, presents, making presents, Santa Claus, and celebrating my favorite person to ever walk this earth. I love Christmas!!!!

Megan C. Sullivan said...

Favorite thing about December?
Try about everything, baking cookies, family time, Christmas, Christmas music....

Hi from Mike, Christy and Finn: said...

Christmas, of course!

blondebelmont said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is peppermint. Hit Christmas, it is acceptable to put mint into anything and EVERYTHING.. Which I ADORE! =)

Jessica said...

My favorite thing is Christmas morning for sure!

Erin said...

My favorite thing about December is all the extra family time.

amy D said...

my favorite thing about december is starbucks peppermint mochas and family :)

bsmithhill said...

I would LOVE to win this giveaway--such amazing sponsors and gifts! My favorite things about December are giving gifts to loved ones, having time off of work to get things done around the house, and sittgng by the fire!

Fritzi Marie said...

I love the cold weather and the gift giving. I love to pick out presents for my loved ones. I also love going to my mailbox in December.

love love,
Fritzi Marie

Amanda Gibson said...

My favorite thing about December is all the giving. I love making little things for friends and family - kind of makes me think I should be doing it all year long!

Holly S said...

My favorite thing about December is how happy everyone you come in contact is...joy is everywhere and I love that!

Love or Nothing said...

My favorite thing about December is the atmosphere. Wintertime smell in the air, snow, hot chocolate & peppermint, holiday movies, etc. Love it!

malori said...

My favorite thing about December is coming to Phoenix (from freezing Chicago) to spend some time in the sun with my family :). A little vacation is always wonderful.

Bethany said...

My favorite thing about December is sitting around my parents' house with all my siblings, sipping coffee or cocoa and talking and laughing.

tara said...

Favorite thing...2 weeks of not having to wake early. No school for the kiddos.
This is a fantastic giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

leylafolsom said...

My favorite thing about December is spending time with family and friends.

craftattacks said...

My favorite thing about the month of December was seeing family a lot! birthdays, christmas eve, kids home from college, etc. It was awesome. A close second was Christmas knitting. I cursed staying up late, but it was SO worth it to see the gifts received.

Tara said...

I like the 1st snow(which is earlier a lot of times, but we haven't had any yet) and baking cookies in Dec.

Jessica said...

my favorite thing about december is just having my whole family gathered & together!

jessicacotten@gmail.com

ash2885 said...

When all the people I love come together for Christmas and New Years...the closeness and laughter we share, that's my favorite thing about December.

Christina R. Griffith said...

My fave thing about Decemeber is getting my house in proper "Griswold Family" Christmas spirit... and all of the yummy food that goes along with it!

Rose Hudson said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Favorite thing about December? Scoffing myself with choccies and mulled wine of course! There's always a few local christmas craft markets too :)

Crystal Z Roznik said...

By far my favorite thing about December is that little extra time i get to spend with my cousins and family.

Lyssalove said...

December;
bringing in the holidays with
Christmas cookies!
Also, this my sound funny but, one of the best things about December is when it's over! I sure do love January! :D

Tristan and Adam said...

seasonal coffee creamer!

Sarah said...

My favorite thing about December is wearing sweaters! I love them all. I have some that are starting to get holes in the armpits, but I don't really care. :)

joolee said...

i love the anticipation, the hustle and bustle (but only when i can enjoy it because my gift-purchasing is all done...), and singing christmas carols!

Amber said...

love this giveaway! My favorite thing in december is having my husband home with me and the three babies for almost two weeks! lots of quality time eating good food, baking, snuggling, decorating and movie watching as a family.

Kate said...

My favorite thing about December is movies & Chinese food with my mom on Christmas Day - and anticipating New Year's Eve!

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Elaine VanDRiver said...

Fave thing about December is hot cocoas.

Whimsical Woodland said...

My favorite thing about December is/are all the seasonal food-related items that make an appearance this time of year!

Gabbie said...

My favorite thing about December is anything pumpkin flavored. I'm on a quest to try everything that has pumpkin in it! Hahaha

Christy said...

Christmas food, roast dinners and pretending its not 98deg outside.

:((( that give aways are not for Australians too. Love your blog Rachel.

Suzy said...

Definitely all the Christmas music and the lights!

Christine said...

Favorite thing about December? Hmmmm, that would be spending Christmas with my family and spending Christmas break with my little one.

Tisha said...

Wow, what a giveaway! My favorite thing about December is all the family time! Family outings, family parties, families at home relaxing and laughing together.

alissa said...

christmas is the best part of decemeber!

sarah w. said...

what an awesome giveaway!!

My favorite thing about December is that it's both of my parent's birthdays, plus Christmas and New Years Eve! Holidays and times to celebrate galore! :)

crissyampersand said...

Hi there! What a fantastic giveaway!

My favorite part of December was the ending the school quarter with straight A's, diving into CSS and Photoshop tutorials for winter break, spending time with family in Washington, not gaining weight after indulging in holiday treats and seeing my daughter's face light up after revealing her Christmas presents.

Sarah Jane said...

My favorite thing about December is making all my special handmade pressent for my family and friends, and seeing the look on their face when they open them!! Awesome giveaway!

ChiliMango said...

My favorite thing about December are the last two weeks! I get time off school to go home and see all of my family, even the aunt and uncle and cousins!

Kate said...

one of my favorite things about the month of december are the beautiful lights to decorate with outside and in.
great giveaway!!

Alexa said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is Christmas morning with my parents. The magic never changes, no matter how old I get!

middleofthetable said...

you made this giveaway HARD- how are you supposed to pick the FAVORITE thing about this glorious month? not to mention it's after the WORST MONTH EVER... christmas... peppermint mochas... twinkle lights... the nutcracker... family traditions... but i think if I have to pick ONE thing, I have to say: the last days of the month. I'm lucky- i work in schools so i have this time off- and i LOVE how reflective and goal-oriented everyone (in real life, and in the blogosphere) becomes. LOVE love LOVE the ending of the year, and preparations for a new one. cheers!

Julia Weaver said...

My favorite thing is the baking and giving.

audgbodge said...

favorite thing about december : being able to turn on the fire place ^^

awesome giveaway!!

Jen said...

My favorite thing about december is sneaking out to buy presents, then sneaking them in and keeping them hidden. Also all of the family time that comes with the holidays.

Tracy 1117 said...

My favorite thing about December is the excitement and anticipation of Christmas approaching. I still feel like a kid every December!

Andrea said...

Favorite thing about christmas? most definitely the magic of christmas eve!!!

Liz said...

My favorite thing about December is snow! November in Michigan can get pretty cold, but we don't always get a good layer of snow until December. This year was no exception, we got our first big snow fall the first weekend of December!

heather anne. said...

oh my goodness, what a wonderful giveaway! my favourite thing about december is the buzz of excitement in the air about the holidays. the whole month you can feel it and see it in everyone's faces. everyone is a little bit kinder and happier and once the wonderful holidays come around the whole day stands still for awhile to be with family and friends.

oh, and christmas cookies. those too!

Alexa said...

The most wonderful thing about December is my boyfriend's birthday, Christmas, and such yummy food!

Betsy J said...

Oh dear, there's so much to chose from! Although,I really do love the Christmas service at our church followed by a gift exchange with friends. It's wonderful good times :)

elizabead@gmail.com

Casey said...

My favorite thing is getting to spend time with my family and friends during Christmas! Oh and...peppermint mocha trio from Seattle's Best Coffee!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

Not only do I love sitting around with family and celebrating Christmas, but I love that it's the month that I do the most knitting in my pajamas!!

Sarah M

Christina said...

My favorite thing about December would have to be.... the long nights of cuddling with my hubby! :o)

Marya said...

I love Christmas music. We start listening to it on Dec. 1st and stop Christmas day. Lights are right behind music.

Ariska said...

My favorite thing about december is the music, the lights and the feeling you get when you open your christmas present, it's just wonderful!

sarahjane said...

What a great giveaway! Count me in!

My favorite thing about December is all the celebrating we get to do--our son's birthday, various Christmases, work parties, and New Year's! I love an excuse to dress up, grab a bottle of wine, and stay up late!

Lindsey Burrows said...

Oh, my! What an amazing giveaway! My favorite thing about December is presents—getting them, of course, but especially giving them! I love finding that perfect something for someone...

Also, I have to say, my favorite things about THIS December is that my wonderful boyfriend comes home from Costa Rica... tomorrow! :D

emilymarie1024 said...

Getting to do all the holiday traditions I did as a little girl with my daughter!! I get just as excited as she does!!!

Morgan said...

I would definitely be a very happy commenter if I won. What amazing stuff!

My favorite thing about December was my baby girl's first birthday.

nova said...

It's the one time of the year where my gigantic family gets to see each other. My youngest siblings are still really young (6, 9, 10 and 11) so Christmas is a blast with them.

Also? That Rudolph claymation movie.

Ms.Curdy said...

I love winter accessories! scarves & gloves & boots. :) yes please!
Also - pretty lights on everyone's houses in December :)
saraholson@Live.com

Heather said...

My favorite thing about December is tie between getting to wear scarves and peppermint mochas! Also I love getting to go look at Christmas lights, watch Home Alone and bake! It's so fun!

home made gorgeous said...

This is a lovely giveaway!

My favorite thing about December is Christmas, snow, twinkly lights and being with my family. Sarah x

Ashley Ann said...

My favorite thing about the month of December is all the delicious treats. I can't help myself.

Moderate Boheme said...

Oooh such a lovely set of prizes!

My favorite thing about December is family, hands down. Christmas is one of the few times each year we're all in the same place together. So nice.

schooley said...

My favorite thing about December is fresh cranberry garlands and our miniature Christmas tree that is really a rosemary bush--smells delightful.

Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

aPearantly sew said...

My favorite thing about December is watching Christmas movies with my husband and little boys while we eat cookies and drink hot chocolate.

blue said...

My favorite thing about December is the week off of school and work. Its the one week that I have with my husband and daughters and I look forward to it for months before. It's a magical time for sewers, crafters,and thrifters alike. Yay!

Lisa said...

My favorite thing about December is snowy winter mornings with Christmas lights and coffee!

The Currier Family said...

bundling up

Emma Salisbury said...

My favorite thing about December is all of the Christmas decorations, music, and movies. I hate when January comes :(

Alli said...

My favorite thing about December is baking! In particular, I love baking and decorating cookies.

XOXO,
Alli

Ashley Cauthen said...

my favorite thing about December is Christmas time because that means being with family and all those special people that I love the most!

brittany said...

my birthday is in december, so that is probably my favorite part, but i also really love the snow that starts to come!

Erin said...

Sitting by the lighted tree & the blazing fireplace with my little family. Cozy!

letter {A} studio said...

I love that in December people seem much friendlier. Perhaps it's the spirit of Chrimstmas bug that bites them. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!

im zoe said...

my new favourite thing about december is celebrating my little girls birthday, it was her first one on the 23rd and it was amazing

Zoe

http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

Holly said...

My youngest sister is my best friend and she brings out the most fun parts about me. She now lives in Texas and I now live in Oregon and the only time we get to see each other is during Christmas in California. This is my favorite thing about Christmas, getting to see her.

angela said...

My favorite thing about december besides the obvious christmas celebrating. Finding the perfect party dress to bring in the new year. All the glittery, vintage, swooshy, happy feeling ones. Swoon.

Mindy Coleman said...

i love drinking lots of hot drinks & watching our christmas lights blink on & off.

Shelley said...

I'm currently living abroad, so my favourite part about the holidays this year was sending home lots of neat gifts and skyping with my family to see their expressions as they opened their presents^^

Ari said...

As crazy as it is, my favorite thing about December is seeing all sides of the family. It is chaotic, but so joyful!

Poo said...

my favorite thing in December is pretty Christmas Tree :)

chinos said...

My favorite thing about December is all the kids being out of school!

Plus all the extra special cousin time!

becca m. said...

December is wonderful in so many ways! The best thing, for me, is having time off from work to spend with my loved ones. I look forward to it all year long! I also love giving gifts, listening to Christmas music, and wearing things that are warm and cozy :)

kodie said...

the best thing for me is after i get the tree up and decorated. i love to sit in the living room at night when the only light is from the white lights on the tree and is reflected in the sparkly glittery silver ornaments. that and the holiday baking with the hubs. fun times!

Alexandra Rae said...

My favorite thing about December is finally getting a break from school and coming home to see my family!

Havis said...

My favorite thing about December is all the time I get to spend with my family.

Meg said...

My favorite thing about December is the time I get to spend with my family...hubby has vacation time, so that means snuggle time on the couch watching movies!

xoxo~Meg

daisy said...

my favourite thing about December is feeling a bit teary about cheesy festive nostalgia and the mix of extreme choas followed by acceptable laziness.

Brandon and Rachel said...

making and giving gifts!

Emily said...

Oh, I love so many things about December... I love the time by the fire and the Christmas tree- both those very different lights twinkling in the night... I love getting Christmas cards from friends near and far and reading about how their lives have blossomed and grown over the last year... I love the time with my husband and family... I love searching and creating perfect gifts for friends and family members.... and I love December 31st, New Years Eve! I can't wait! -e

Elle said...

We don't have white christmases out here in northern california, we have wet ones. I love the sound of rain falling every night as I drift into sleep.

Lauren said...

I love waking up in the morning to see that its snowing outside. And I also love decorating my little apartment for christmas.

Julie Ross said...

December is the best season to be motivated by the creativity and traditions of others. It is so magical to find a creation or find a new tradition that suits your family to a tee. December is a time of creativity, simplicity, caring, and sharing.

harmonybatham said...

my favorite part of December is decorating my house for Christmas! I'm so sad to take it all down! speaking of-I should probably get on that-my tree is looking little droopy:(

thursday said...

Until recently I would have said it was Christmas, but then my daughter was born and changed that all. Favourite day of the year is now December 13th <3

clarity said...

My favorite thing about this month has been experiencing Christmas through my 3 year-old's eyes. He was over the moon when he received the plastic moose that pooped jellybeans, the very one he had been begging for for weeks. There goes my "no plastic junk" rule.

stephanieesstar said...

My favorite thing is getting two weeks off from work to spend extra time cuddling in bed with my sweet husband and pup!

Kaytlin said...

My favorite part of December is that it becomes perfectly acceptable to sit in your pj's all day long sipping hot cocoa and watching movies...or maybe it's not acceptable but I do it anyway.
Also, gift giving. I love shopping for and making thoughtful gifts for my loved ones.

Em Surface said...

I love buying christmas gifts and wrapping them with recycled and found papers. My most creative time of year!

Emily

alovelylittleworld said...

I love the lights, snowflakes and glitter which become apart of December!

Jordan said...

DD face christmas morning! :)

Lily Nichols said...

Singing Christmas Songs!!!

kendall said...

Christmas is my favorite thing about December!

morgandkim said...

my favourite thing in december is the special moment with the family.. i love that we all make an effort to share time and gifts with eachother,

Jennifer said...

My favorite thing about December is the quiet week after Christmas and before New Year's, when we have all the leftover cookies and none of the rushing.

Tawny said...

My favourite thing about December is my little guy's birthday on the 11th. He's 4 and I am in awe of him everyday :)

Sarah said...

I have a three and a five year old, so this year my favorite thing about December was watching my kids get so excited about Christmas.

mrs boo radley said...

It's the month that my dearest husband was born! Love celebrating his birthday at the beginning of the month. Memories of Christmas cheer make the middle of the month bright and merry, and seeing family and friends makes the end of the month even merrier.
Was that too many favorite things?

The Phillips 6 said...

December 31st is our anniversary. I love how every year after (almost 6 yrs now) we think back to our sporadic elopement. We didn't tell anybody, but Chuck turned off his cell phone with a message saying we were getting married. We had a fun time listening to the messages!

Scott and Aubyn said...

I love having the fire going during the month of December. The sound of the crackling logs makes me so happy. And I love having my hubby home for a bit too. =)

kalbee said...

My favorite thing about December is all the home-cooked meals with family! As a college student.. I don't tend to get enough good-cookin'.

Kate
kalbee63@hotmail.com

Jenny said...

There's so much to love in the month of December...my birthday, Christmas music and movies, sugar cookies, and decorating the tree! Ahh I love this month!

jennywigdahl@gmail.com

Elena Maxfield said...

My favorite thing about December is buying people presents! I just love the feeling when I buy something that I just know they will love! And did I mention I love wrapping presents too!!!!

I hope I win!
Elena
(elenamaxfield@gmail.com)

Christie said...

Christmas Eve! when parents and kids alike are delirious with anticipation and excitement! This year our son left a letter to Santa along with the cookies for him to sign. It was so fun - and Santa signed it complete with sooty fingerprints! :)

Liz said...

All the time my little family and I get to spend together at home! Vacations from school and work allow us to get cozy at home in our pj's, watch Home Alone, and listen to Xmas songs over and over!:)

-Liz

ronda said...

Oh my lanta! I love love love the vintage toys - we just started our girls with vintage toys this year, they love them&so do I.

My favorite thing about December is playing Christmas Carols on the piano and singing with my girls. We always end our jam sessions with hot cocoa. :)

Vanessa said...

my favorite thing about this December was spending time with good friends and family : )

Jenni said...

Having a tree in the house and sitting around it with loved ones is my favorite thing for sure! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous giveaway!

sarah said...

oh it is sooooo hard to pick just one!!! for me I think once the decorations are up and the house is so cozy feeling I love to snuggle up in a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies.

Stephanie said...

Awesome giveaway!! My favorite thing from december is being able to wear christmas clothes all month long and not get weird looks!!

lizz said...

I'm not going to lie, my favorite part of December is my birthday. Birthdays = family time. :)

Madeline said...

My favorite thing about December is...going to NYC to go ice skating and see the tree at rockerfeller center!

Andrea said...

My favorite thing was plugging in the big Christmas lights for the first time on my fresh tree!

Kaleigh said...

My favorite thing about December is Christmas eve because it's my dad's birthday and he is the most amazing man ever.

Laurie said...

My very fave thing about December is sitting with my family by our fireplace, watching a movie, with my kitty cuddled up next to me.

Lindsay C said...

My fave thing about December? Snow, Christmas, Vacation, family, turkey.. oh did you say just one thing? hehe

Melissa said...

I will sound like a typical teacher but I have to say my favorite thing about December is the Christmas Break. By that time of the year, we need a small vacation from teaching, lesson planning and grading just to recharge our batteries for the coming semester.
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Megan Michelle said...

My favorite thing about December is spending time with family.

Elyndis said...

My favorite thing about December is the weather! It's hardly ever cold in California and it's nice to get a little chill once a year.

Meagan said...

holiday music! and the possibility of snow!

Meagan said...

holiday music! and the possibility of snow!

Amanda said...

I love the cheery spirit, warm glow of lights at night, excited children and the calm before the storm on Christmas Eve. I really love it all, even the "fresh start" feeling I get towards the end of Dec. just in time for New Years!

Teresa said...

My favorite thing about December is all of the family that comes into town from out of state. My husband's sister, brother and sister-in-law from California spend two weeks with us!

Chelsea said...

I think December is simply magical! We didn't have snow here (in KC) but we certainly have a quintessential Christmas town (Lawrence) completely done up for the holiday season. BUT my favorite thing was the generosity and kindness of others!


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Sparrow's Nest said...

wow! What a great give-away!

My favorite thing about December is a tradition my husband and I have. My hometown has a big gingerbread competition every year. All of the shops on main street have gingerbread houses in their windows. Every year the hubs and I spend one evening walking downtown looking at all the houses. This year our favorite was a huge gingerbread church with stained glass (candy) windows and pews inside. There was even an alter up front with a Bible and alter cloth. It's amazing the work people put into these houses. Next year he and I are going to make a house together to put into the competition. :)

Country Girl in the City said...

I think my favorite thing is watching the excitement in my kids. They are 5, 3 and 1 1/2.

taylormadenews said...

my favorite thing about december is seeing family, wearing scaves and all the delicious treats that come with the colder months! (i know that's not one thing, but it's too hard to pick haha)

becky said...

My favorite thing is definitely preparing for Christmas with decorations and having time off with my boyfriend! (He's a teacher and I'm still in school, so we get that solid week from Christmas to New Year's!)

Elise said...

My favorite part of December is the week between Christmas and New Years. Time for nothing or everything.. and getting inspired all over again for next years gifts!

Poor Pitiful Pearl said...

Steep Competition here... being the 178 commenter! gah! Okay... favorite thing about December!

The Smell of Cedar, Guitar by the firepit,chai latees, Wool socks around the house, the smell of a fresh wreath, Frank SInatras Christmas Album, Pajamas and lots of baking....

I love December!

SM said...

My favorite thing about December would be ~ The beautiful sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas. I like to relive the magical moments of my favorite Christmas memories: waking up to a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Searching for the prettiest Christmas lights, baking cookies with my family,and hoping to make someones Christmas bright. Remembering the reason for the Christmas season.

Em said...

a few guilt free days off work

Amy said...

jackpot giveaway- yes, please!!
my favorite thing about december is spending christmas morning with just my husband, my son and our dog. i love my extended family(s), but i remember why i'm blessed when it's just the calm of my besties. :)

Allison Holt said...

My favorite part about December is how thoughtful everyone seems to be. The Christmas Season is unlike any other for a reason. ;)

Allison
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Carla said...

Favorite thing- snow!

Abby said...

Oh my gosh, everything is so cute!
My favorite part of December is that everyone gets together. It's rare that my family is all together and we have lots of quality family time in December. I love it!

PurePixie said...

My favorite thing in December was to see my kids eye when they open their Christmas presents. :)

jari spry said...

i love all the goodies here! my favorite thing about December would be the movies & the lights of the Christmas tree (which i'm not even close to ready to take it down!)
wishing you a very happy NEW YEAR! xoxo.

Riley said...

Candlelight Christmas Eve service at church. Nothing more beautiful and peaceful!

metrochic said...

it's that time between christmas and new year...when everyone has calmed down from the craziness of the shopping and going and running and doing. people are smiling and bundled up and kind. giving is more the norm than not in december. i dig that lots. <3

itsmelissy_ said...

Family parties and all the fun and love that are a part of them<3

Stephanie Krause said...

December is a month that forces me to get my act together to combine craftiness with giving. Never do i end up having enough time to create all the precious gifts for loved ones that I long to do, but December provides a greater outlet for creativity for me than any other month...of course, without loved ones, the craftiness would have very little purpose.

Roxarita said...

My favorite thing about December is using the holidays as an excuse to treat myself and my family with little gifts and surprise activities. We call it "Christmas All Month!" Why don't I just live this way year round?

dieaku said...

The warm feelings around family, and the warm feelings around hot cocoa! (:

Abbey and Chloe said...

Wow! What a great giveaway. My favorite thing about December is gathering with my family. :)

-Abbey F.

Terri said...

Enjoying the togetherness the holidays bring in with family. =)

jen said...

snow on christmas morning, lovely giveaway!

silverandchalk said...

favorite thing is sneaking out to the family room early to soak in the twinkle of the lights and scent of the tree before the day comes crashing in

Elisabet said...

My favorite thing about December is spending time with my family and tangerines! :-)

lou said...

my favorite thing is everything (hot cocoa, scarves, mittens, snow, lights, gingerbread cookies)!!!!

Gina said...

I love getting ready for my son's birthday party (on Jan. 2nd...but the prepping is in December!)

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