We have a winner of my 12th monthly giveaway!

Huge thanks to everyone who visited my blog this month and a special thanks to those who entered the draw for my last giveaway of 2016.

The prize this time is a $12.00 gift card from Amazon.com.

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Wow, I must be tired. As I write this it is Tuesday evening; I’ve been baking and wrapping gifts today and when I looked over the little I’d typed above I had two silly mistakes – totally wrong words, not simply misspells. I was almost giving someone a “give card”.  🙂

Okay, back to the fun stuff.

We have a winner!

I used random.org name picker and found the winner …

with this comment …

I prefer online shopping when I need a quick gift but love the feeling of shopping in a brick and mortar store. Feels more personal buying gifts as well as supporting small businesses.

Is …

MICHELLE!

Congratulations, Michelle! I will get this sent to you after I receive your reply to my email.

So, that’s it, folks! It’s been a year already. The giveaways have been fun for me, and I hope you enjoyed them, too. Did you have a favourite?

Now I must go do some kitchen cleanup, then get some sleep so I can be ready to continue my Christmas baking.

Do you do much baking for the holidays? 

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Gift experiment

It’s getting so close to Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I’m still not ready. We have one more week to finish everything.

Today my husband and I are attending the wedding of a young lady who is our youngest daughter’s best friend. They met in elementary school so have been best friends for most of their lives, making this even more special. Our daughter is one of her bridesmaids. Fortunately yesterday was the snowstorm and frigid temperatures, today is much better.

Before I end this post I want to share with you something you may have not seen yet. It’s a gift experiment. If you can get all the way through it without a tear in your eye by the end, you did better than I did.

GO HERE to watch it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Any comments about the video? Did you shed a tear?

How are you doing with getting ready for Christmas or whatever it is you will enjoy this month?

Oh, and remember my final draw of 2016 is Tuesday night! Did you get your name in yet?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!

My 12th & last giveaway of 2016; your chance to win a gift card!

Can you believe it’s the last month of 2016? It seems this year has passed so quickly – too quickly. Now we’re down to the final month for a giveaway.

All year I tried to select items that readers and writers would appreciate. What I would have loved to do this time is prepare a surprise package, or a collection of items similar to what I’ve given away during this year. Because I have been busy  getting Christmas shopping and decorating done for both Dad and my own household I am later than is convenient for mailing anything out after giving enough time to run this month’s giveaway.

What I came up with this time is to offer you an electronic gift card. This way it will get to you immediately with no delays due to Christmas mail. It’s an unusual amount I decided to give but let me explain. I am offering someone an Amazon gift card of $12.00 – in US dollars – one dollar for each month of the year since this is the twelfth month. It’s not a big amount but you can spend it on anything sold through Amazon.com whenever you want. Sooner is probably better though, and maybe you can take advantage of sale prices during this season of celebration or as the new year begins.

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So that’s it, an Amazon gift card in the amount of twelve dollars.  If YOU would like to win this gc here’s what to do: 

To enter the draw, please leave a comment on this post telling me what is your preference – shopping online or in “brick and mortar” stores. I will use Random.org name picker to find out which of you is the winner. Watch here the morning after the draw for the announcement, and don’t forget to check your email. This could be yours!

Draw date for this giveaway is at 10 PM AST, that’s 9 PM Eastern, on Tuesday, December 20. This gives you only a week to enter and to pass the word on to others, too. I will post the winner’s name on December 21.

Remember, you have until December 20 to get your name into the draw, but don’t put it off! Enter now!

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! :)

 

 

We have a winner of my 11th monthly giveaway! Keep watching for my December gift

Many thanks to all who visit my blog, and to those of you who entered the draw for a unique, fun bookmark:

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We have a winner!

I used Random.org name picker and found out that the winner …

with this comment:

My bookmark is usually whatever is handy at the time–grocery store bill, used envelope, movie or concert ticket–clearly I need to up my game. And I never turn down the corner of a page.

is…

HEATHER!

Congratulations, Heather! I will get this into the mail to you as soon as I can this week. We have some stormy weather coming tonight and tomorrow.

To everyone  interested in my giveaways, I’ve been watching for and setting aside fun things that, in some way, have to do with reading and/or writing.  The DECEMBER giveaway will be posted  as soon as I settle on what special thing to give away during Christmas month.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! :)

PS

I decided that after I mail Heather’s bookmark to her, because only four people entered the draw and I have enough of these bookmarks, each of you will be receiving one. 

Quiz: what breed of cat are you?

There are so many cat lovers out there. I found this quiz that I thought you might enjoy doing. It’s to find out what breed of cat YOU are. 🙂

Go HERE to do the quiz. Afterward, I hope you will come back here and leave a comment on what the results were for you. By the way, it seems I am a Ragdoll cat.

Here is a photo of my last cat, Scamper. She was a blue-eyed beauty.

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Also, remember to go HERE to enter my November draw. It ends soon.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

 

 

Adorable video of child dancing

Today I want you to see this video clip of an adorable scene. A young woman is performing her Irish dancing on the cobblestone, and a small child obviously loves it. Go HERE to read the short article and scroll down a little to watch a delightful dancer. Isn’t this the greatest way to learn?

Do you ever feel this carefree and uninhibited – enough to set out to enjoy life no matter who’s watching?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

My 11th giveaway of 2016; your chance to win a novelty item for readers!

November is half done, the 16th is my birthday, and I realized I still haven’t offered anything to you for my November giveaway.  So, here it is, a unique and different item for readers of “real” books.

Have you ever seen a book butterfly? Well, this one is a wind-up book butterfly!

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How cool is that! 

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You twist the front wings 30-40 times and set it inside your book. When you open your book … out flutters the butterfly! I got Dad to have the fun of testing one out tonight (it’s my week with him) and it really works! So fun. He enjoyed the surprise of it more than once.

This would make a wonderful gift for someone – if you decide not to keep it for yourself. Whatever you decide, you have to enter to win! If you won one of my giveaways don’t let that stop you from entering again.

I am offering this giveaway to my readers anywhere in the world.

To enter the draw, please leave a comment on this post telling me if you have a special bookmark you prefer to use. I will use Random.org name picker to find out which of you is the winner. Watch here the morning after the draw for the announcement, and don’t forget to check your email. This could be yours!

Draw date for this giveaway is at 10 PM AST, that’s 9 PM Eastern, on Tuesday, November 29. This gives you less than two weeks to enter and to pass the word on to others, too. I will post the winner’s name on November 30.

Remember, you have until November 29 to get your name into the draw, but don’t put it off! Enter now!

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! :)