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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.


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 …


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!  🙂


Day 19: NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo; aka: what bug would you be?

253   That’s how many more words I needed to make it to the halfway point exactly.  253 more words and I would have written 25,000 words of the 50,000 goal.  But, alas! The midnight gong sounded somewhere out there and Friday was gone.  Just like that.  Gone!  *poof*

Okay, so for Friday, Day 19, I wrote 1019 words to make a total of 24747.   The exciting thing is that my NaNo widget shows that I have written 50% of my “novel.”  Yay!  For me that is quite an accomplishment to date, but I am faced with the fact that I still have half of the writing to do in less than two weeks.  Eleven days, actually.  Eleven days to write another 25,253 words!  Yikes!  Can I do it??

I have been working on Valley Sunshine publication today so that is what took writing time away from NaNo, but VS is almost done.  Then I can devote more time to complete the challenge. It’s all important.

Now, PiBoIdMo is another matter entirely.  I was trying to come up with an idea for it when I looked in my binder to remind myself of how many more I need to win this challenge, and I made a wonderful discovery.  I had already written one down for today!  Having done it very early in the day, I promptly forgot about it.  🙂   And, I now have 30 ideas!  DONE!

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you!  Tara (originator of PiBoIdMo) has guest bloggers on her site for inspiration for those of us who are participating in her challenge.  Some of them offer prizes if we comment on what they have written.  I have been doing that on some of them.  Well, this afternoon Tara let me know that I won a prize from one of the guest bloggers!  I’m delighted!  He (Neil Numberman) illustrates a writer‘s (Aaron Reynolds) books, and what I won is a drawing.  Their books are stories about adventurous bugs, like fly detectives and such.  Joey Fly Private Eye.  Cute, huh?  So what I have to do is send them a picture of myself and Neil will draw a bug caricature of me!  lol  Can you imagine that?  I think it’s great.  Now, what bug will they see me as?  hmmm

So, my burning question to you today is:  If you were a bug what one do you think you would be?   🙂

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

I won a book!

This evening I was in a writers online chat room, the same one I mentioned in my last post. Each Sunday evening they have a guest speaker invited to share with us there. Since I am a newcomer I have only attended two Sunday sessions but I am finding great information is being shared. At least, it is interesting to me.

As each chatter arrives, his/her name is written down by the moderator and at the halfway mark a name is drawn. Well, tonight my name was pulled out! I was so surprised! My prize? A copy of A Black Tie Affair by our guest speaker, Sherrill Bodine. How cool is that? 🙂

Have you read it yet?  Or any of her others?

Tonight I added another title to my list of books that I’ve read since Dec.  ’09. 🙂  I am also reading Gone With The Wind, a copy I have had here for years but could not get into until now.  I loved the movie which I saw in the theatre so long ago and now I’m really enjoying reading the story.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂