Monday, November 17, 2008


Just in time for Christmas delivery!!

To enter my contest and win this set of 4 wood stocking ornaments - add a comment to this post telling me your favorite part of Christmas.

This give away starts today and will run until November 30th, at which time I will have my son pick a name from my santa hat at breakfast. The ornaments will be mailed that day to the lucky winner and hopefully she will have them by Christmas.

Good Luck!! And I hope to see lots of comments.


LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFINS (one of Logan's favorites)

2 cups biscuit/baking mix

1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix

1/4 cup poppy seeds

1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

In a large bowl, combine the baking mix, pudding mix, poppy seeds and lemon peel. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; drizzle over muffins. Yield: 1 dozen.


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  1. Audrey,

    Just saw your post on ECS... I just love your giveaway ornaments! I would like to be entered! Keeping fingers crossed that I may be lucky enough to win!

    Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I'm hosting a Happy Birthday to me giveaway.


  2. Hi Audrey,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my Christmas giveaway.
    While checking your blog I've noticed you have a giveaway also. These ornaments are so cute. I would love to be entered in your drawing.
    I liked browsing through your shop too!!!

  3. Well as per your question....
    My favorite part of Christmas is our family tradition of "slapping the turkey before it goes into the oven"
    We have been doing this as long as I can remember.
    for some reason a turkey is even more delicious if you slap it before it gets cooked.
    In fact who ever is cooking the turkey can expect to get several phone calls on Christmas morning from other family members making sure they have slapped the turkey.

    It always makes me laugh!

    Nice to have you join us on Can-eh


  4. My favorite part of Christmas is without a doubt getting together with all my family. I have the BEST family. Never any arguing or petty remarks, just love, laughs, lots of sharing news and always fuzzy memories to make.My son usually takes pictures,we drink hot tea with lots of cream,remember those we miss who have already passed on and cherish the times we have together.

  5. Simply gorgeous ornaments Audrey...I would love to be entered. What do I love about Christmas? The warmth, the love, the sharing, the food we eat only at that time, decorating, putting smiles on other people's faces...

  6. I'm back... I was so involved leaving my post that I forgot to mention my favorite part of Christmas... I would have to say being together with family tops the list but also driving around and looking at all the Christmas lights is a tradition of ours. I just love to do the decorating and, of course, candles in the windows is a favorite!


  7. I'm back too!
    I also forgot to mention my favorite thing about Christmas.
    I love receiving Christmas cards. I always expect to get one from family members that I don't get to see often. They will send up-to-date pictures of their family and write a letter telling me what has been going on in their lives.
    And then there's the homemade fudge and peanut brittle.

  8. Decorating the tree is the most important tradition we have besides church.


  9. My favorite part of Christmas is going to Midnight Mass. It's even better if it is gently snowing when you come out - snow gently falling and the bell ringing. Glorious.

    Very pretty ornaments Audry. You are a very talented lady.

    Hugs - Sandi

  10. My favorite part of Christmas is the memories of past holidays with my mom and dad, and being able to spend time with close friends who are my loved ones now.
    lynn (midnightcoiler)

  11. What cute ornies. I know a few people who would simply adore those.

    My favorite part about christmas is seeing the excitement in my daughters eyes. She is 6, still belives in Santa, is in awe of pretty lights and packages. STill wont willing sit on santas lap tho....LOL

  12. Thanks for your comment on ETSY!

    My favorite part of Christmas is the reflection of Christs birth and the extra warmth of love and kindness that people give to others. I have to also mention the smells, love holiday smells!

  13. Hi Audrey,

    Thank you for joining in the Great Christmas Giveaway.

    My favorite part of Christmas is visiting with all my grown children and my young grandchildren. Oh and always making decorated ginger bread houses with my grandson.


  14. Hi Audrey, I love those stocking ornaments please enter my name in the hat :) My favorite part of christmas is going to look at the christmas lights. Usually sometime in december right after it has snowed the family makes up some cocoa in a thermos and we head out to look at the lights oohing and aahing from one house to another lol

  15. Just found your blog! Love it!!! Great giveaway too! Count me in..please! And talk about all the "helpful" gals out here...I have posted a SOS on another blog as I can not seem to get links to show up on my blog! Maybe it is the computer or maybe it is me! Thanks for the inspiration...I will be back...and thanks for having a giveaway!

  16. Hello! Thank you for offering these ornaments and i have to tell you, they are the cutest ornaments I've seen in a LONGGG time. I've actually never seen stocking ornaments,,guess you can tell I dont go ornament shopping!!!! Please add me to your drawing! Thank y ou

    My favorite part of Christmas--is the spirit of the holiday--for some reason people just seem nicer, more hopeful.

  17. Christmas is my favorite because it's our Lords birthday and where would we be without Him. And grandchildren,their excitment makes it all worth while... Jude

  18. Those ornaments are just to cute. Hope I'm lucky enough to get my name drawn! :) Thanks for the chance. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  19. Hi! I found your blog via Angelina's Trinkets and would love for your to add me to your drawing. My favorite part of the Christmas holiday is watching my kids open their gifts. :o)

  20. Hi Audrey
    I found your blog through another blog and am glad I did. Very cute ornaments, please enter me in your giveawy.
    My favorite part of Christmas is having all my family together, parents, children, grandchildren, siblings and just enjoying them.

  21. I'd love to be entered for a chance to win those adorable ornaments! My favorite part about X-mas is just being able to spend time with my family. Since I live several hours away I don't get to visit as often as I like and I know I'll always get to see them all at X-mas time! I also love all the X-mas movies and gives me a great excuse to watch "The Christmas Story" over and over again! "You'll Shoot You're Eye Out"...LOL

  22. Favorite part of Christmas - definitely the food! Eating it, of course, but also the ritual of making food with my family - baking with Mom, making stuffing with Grandma, helping get everything ready year after year.

  23. Hi Audrey,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and entering in my giveaway. Now I'm here for yours! So fun!!!

    My favorite part of Christmas is getting all dressed up for Christmas Eve dinner and having a private fancy dinner for just the four of us. Then we take a "formal" family portrate with very silly faces on.

    Thank you for inviting me over to your blog. It's fun AND beautiful!
    Patricia :o)

  24. very, very cute---gotta love them.
    My favorite thing about Christmas---hard to pin down to one. I love the choir at Church. Midnight Mass is always so beutiful. I love celebrating the birth of Jesus. And I really enjoy watching the kids open their gifts and eating whatever wonderful treats the rest of the family brings to our gathering.

  25. Audrey,

    Thanks so much for entering my drawing and I just love your stocking ornies, and my favorite thing about Christmas, is time spent with family and of course all the good food!!

    Addie Hattie Prims

  26. Thank you for entering my free giveaway. I love your stockings and would love to be part of your free giveaway. My favorite thing about Christmas is being with family and of course all the good food and who could forget the birth of our saviour.

    Addie Hattie Prims

  27. Thanks so much for entering my WSOAPP Door Prize Giveaway and for letting me know about your giveaway too! My favorite part of Christmas is watching "A Christmas Story" over & over again with my Dad (we do it every year... I can almost recite the movie by heart) and exchanging gifts! I love opening them and watching everyone open theirs, especially when I have put together a great surprise for someone.

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  29. Audrey,
    Thanks for the giveaway fun! Your ornaments are so cute, I LOVE your signs too:)
    One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the decorating. I get to "go wildly overboard" with turning our home into a magical wonderland for a few weeks without too much protest from my hubby:)


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