Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Winter Fun and Blog Wins!


What does one do when winter brings lots of fresh snow? Go sledding! Our son-in-law brought our granddaughter to what is known as "sledding hill" in our community, and they both had an afternoon of fun! I think I'm going to buy a sled so I can go along and join in next time!


I have been very fortunate to win two blog give-aways recently!


JoAnn, of the blog The Gathering Placesent this delightful story book to me called "Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch."  It shows how a little note and gift changed a lonely man's life in many wonderful ways. JoAnn is an elementary teacher and reads this story to her class for Valentine's Day every year to share its wonderful message. Thank you, JoAnn! I know my grandsons will enjoy this story when I read it to them.

You can watch a video of Hector Elizondo reading the book on StorylineOnline--share it with a child or grandchild you love.


Jacqueline, of the blog Purple Chocolatwrote a beautiful Valentine's themed blog post and offered to give away two sets of these adorable silicone Teacup Make Molds to two people--one set white ,and one set pink. I was a lucky winner of the pink set of eight!


Thank you, Jackie! I look forward to baking and decorating cupcakes in these holders and then having a 'tea party" with my granddaughter(s) one day when they are a little older. I know how much little girls love to pretend, and to eat a cupcake held in this cute teacup will be so much fun for them.


I hope you will visit JoAnn's and Jackie's blogs and say hello from me!  Both are wonderful, friendly bloggers and you will enjoy your visits.

PS: If you enjoy the roaring 20s era, the novel The Great Gatsby, and Gold Coast Mansions, please join me for my next blog post as I will show you a connection to all of the above!

I'm linking this post to Share Your Cup Thursday and Pink Saturday.  Thank you to the blog hosts!


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28 comments:

ladyfi said...

So much fun and adorable-ness!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

How fun! Those molds and pics are too cute! :)

eileeninmd said...

Pat, I love the shots of your little one on the sled, what fun! Congrats on winning the molds they are so cute. Have a happy day!

The Gathering Place said...

Thanks for the kind mention of my blog. I really love the book "Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch" and I'm glad you were a winner!

Michelle said...

Making great memories with an afternoon of sledding :)

Jacqueline said...

I am in love with that Minnie Mouse hat! Tons of fun snow!!
So glad the teacups arrived! You will have so much fun with them. I just filled some with pink hearts for Valentine's too. Definitely will see them for Mother's Day.
How lucky to have another gift! Sounds like a wonderful book! Enjoy!!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I can just imagine the fun tea party you'll have with your granddaughter and those cute pink cupcake cups. Congratulations on the wins. Winning always perks up my day.
Sam

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh how cute! My granddaughters would love the cupcake tea cups..I'll have to find those. Congrats to you for winning two contests-now that's good luck!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Congrats, Pat, on your wins! The teacups are so cute and I can just picture enjoying cupcakes in them at a tea party. How fun!
Your granddaughter looks so cute sledding!

Linda Kay said...

Aren't you the lucky lady? Nice wins.

Barbara F. said...

Congrats on the win! Those tea cup molds are so sweet. I see lots of tea parties with J in your future!

Vee said...

Fun to see your granddaughter sledding and eating snow! What is it about snow that is so delicious? My grandson eats so much snow that I say he'll turn into a snowman.

Fun wins perfect for a grandmother to share. I love that reading at You Tube, which I just discovered at Valentine's Time. A lovely story...

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Oh what fun for your grandgirlie! And the tea cup molds? Fun for you both!

Rue said...

Congratulations, Pat :)

If you sled, I want pictures ;)

xo,
rue

Cathy Keller said...

Isn't she darling!?! Nifty teacups. Wishing you well! Cathy

happywonderer.com said...

Looks like fun in the snow for sure! Fun blog wins!

Barb said...

The little "Minnie Mouse" is adorable. My Grands would love those silicone cups for baking - a cupcake tea party! Do you still have snow on the ground, Pat? It was frigid in Breck this AM. We went to ski but were home again by 10:30 - gusty wind made it very cold.

Margaret said...

Hi Pat, a delightful post, thank-you! Wonderful winter fun photos. They make me want to join in! I see sledding ( Yeah, good for you! )and cupcake tea parties in your future :) Congratulations on your just perfect wonderful blog wins! Margaret from B.C.

Nellie said...

Simply adorable in the snow! Congratulations on those wins! I love those teacup cupcake molds!

Ida said...

Your little granddaughter is so cute and really seems to be enjoying her outing in the snow. Congrats on the wins. Those teacup molds are so fun.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

It was not lost on me that you wrote granddaughter(s) with an "s" at the end. Is that wishful thinking, Pat, or something concrete coming up? Love the photo of your granddaughter in the snow. Yes, go get a sled.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love that Minnie Mouse hat on your adorable granddaughter. I would get a sled if I were you! And I shall look up the kids book (sounds like a great-grandmother gift to two little boys).

DeniseinVA said...

That must have been a whole lot of fun sledding. Lovely photos of your family, sweet little granddaughter there. Lovely giveaway gifts and thank you for the blog links, I will go check them out right now. Happy weekend to you and thanks for visiting.

DeniseinVA said...

That must have been a whole lot of fun sledding. Lovely photos of your family, sweet little granddaughter there. Lovely giveaway gifts and thank you for the blog links, I will go check them out right now. Happy weekend to you and thanks for visiting.

TexWisGirl said...

really cute cake cups! :) thanks for stopping by today! happy sledding fun!

Carol Z said...

Always enjoy pictures of Miss CutiePie. Look forward to seeing your cupcake creations.
I am a member of the Museum. I like to go there often and it's the best way to do it.

carol l mckenna said...

Winter is definitely for children! What colorful and fun photos!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Jann Olson said...

Hi Millie, the sledding pictures are fun! We have a hill just down the street from our home called, sled hill as well. lol! A few years ago our entire family celebrated two of our granddaughters birthday. Both born on Jan. 17th, two years apart. I had not been sledding for a long time and we all had a great time! The book sounds so sweet and I love those sweet molds! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann