Happy Give-away: Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

For several days, our family will be out and about, enjoying our mothers’ mouth-watering tried-and-true Thanksgiving recipes. (Incidentally, I’ve really got to copy them down one of these days, but I’m dragging my feet for fear that I might be the one wrestling the turkey’s half-frozen neck out of its cadaver at 4 o’clock in the morning next Thanksgiving! I purport that it’s better to come an hour early and arrange the cheese and crackers platter.)

While I’m out of the office, I’d like to offer a

Darling December Give-away!

First, the inspiration: As stores everywhere push “play” on their Christmas Musak soundtracks, you’ll begin to hear shoppers mumbling/ singing, “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens; bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…” Name that tune? The Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things”. (Let’s just hope I  don’t get one of the jazzy versions stuck in my head and privately try to belt out those sax riffs. I don’t know about you, but I find those flourishes hard to nail down! I’ve never impressed myself yet.)

And now, the give-away:

I’m offering to send one of my esteemed readers a brown paper package tied up with string that contains one of my favorite things: Alyssa’s Berry Sauce from our beloved and local Tait Farm.

Treat yourself to the chance of receiving a cozy little gift in the middle of December: it *might* just arrive on an afternoon when a friendly parcel is precisely what the doctor ordered.

1. Write a comment below, letting me know one of your “favorite things”.

2. To increase your chances 100%, let me know that you linked to this post from your own blog.

My favorite people will be drawing the winner at breakfast

on December 1st.






22 responses to “Happy Give-away: Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String”

  1. Carolyn S Avatar
    Carolyn S

    A few of my favorite things are tulips, coffee, dark chocolate, and of course my children and husband

    thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

    carolyn s

  2. Robyn Avatar

    One of my favorite things is Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter from the Peanut Butter Co. They have other flavors but I haven’t ventured away from my beloved to try them. I asked my husband to order me a year’s worth for Mother’s Day last year and the jars lasted for just a few months!
    [email protected]

  3. Jan Avatar

    Yum! I think that berry sauce would be one of my new favorite things if I won! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  4. Kathy Avatar

    One of my favorite things is getting a good night’s sleep. I can’t remember the last time I slept through the night without having to nurse a baby or take care of a child coming to my room in the night. The berry sauce sounds delicious.

  5. Sue D Avatar
    Sue D

    One of my favorite things is the smile on my granddaughter’s face when she sees me.
    Thanks for the chance to win this yummy giveaway!

  6. Melissa L Avatar
    Melissa L

    Hi Laura,

    I can’t believe I finally fund you guys again!!! How are you and Ryan and Viv doing? I miss you all and State College (but I don’t miss grad school)!! Zach is almost 5 yrs old, if you can believe it. I’m still in IL . . . anyway, would love to catch up sometime 🙂

  7. Nanci Avatar

    My favorite thing is a my family. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. lisa Avatar

    My favorite thing is a nice hot bath, what a great giveaway!

  9. Sarah Hoover Avatar

    Hmmm…sounds yummy and I’ve never had it – do you put it on toast? I will link to your giveaway today!

  10. Sarah Hoover Avatar

    Oh woops, I forgot to tell you my favorite thing…

    Warm coffee on a cold day while being curled up on my cozy couch in the wee early morning hours spending time with the Lord. Even though I’m not a morning person, these times are so refreshing and comforting.

  11. tammyp Avatar

    Favorite things picnics w/ my family, great worship, long walks, talking about Jesus and God’s word, chocolate (dark),family vacations, great read alouds w/the fam,indoor plumbing, good cafe’ mocha, precious family quilts, good food,good laughs…….thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!!

  12. Maria Avatar

    Great giveaway!

    A few of my favorite things…walking my greyhound, fingerpainting with my daughter, my Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker, and coffee. 🙂

  13. Carrie Avatar

    Some of my favorite things…chinese food, cool weather, Christmas music, soup and my family. 🙂 Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  14. Gail Avatar

    My very favorite thing is going on a cruise with my husband. Our next one is in January and I’m ready to go now. Thanks for the giveaway it sounds yummy.

  15. Bonnie Avatar

    One of my favorite things is drinking a cup of coffee on my front porch, in May, while my Star Jasmine in blooming. And of course, I always have a book with me. Most likely though, I am lost in thought enjoying the morning.

  16. Jamie Avatar

    One of my favoirte things is hot tea. It is such a soothing comforto me. Another favorite is cranberry sauce. I know it sounds silly, but it sure binrgs back great memories of my grandma. Another favorite is any time I can spend with my teen daughter. This year we prepared Thankgsiving dinner for everyone, just the two of us. It was great!

  17. erin marie Avatar
    erin marie

    one of my favorite things is ….your blog.

  18. judy brittle Avatar
    judy brittle

    My favorite thing has to be when one of my daughters call me up and want to take me out for the day. That makes me feel really good.

  19. Kathleen Avatar

    My favorite things are, in no particular order:

    a new box of crayons, a hot cup of Earl Grey, a new Better Homes and Gardens magazine, sleeping in late, winning something, snuggling under the comforter on a cold night, and of course my son and my husband.

  20. Heather Avatar

    Some of my favorite things are……………walking my lab in the new fallen snow when everything is quiet and still; my first cup of coffee in the morning with hazelnut creamer in it; eating lots of buttery popcorn at the movies; listening to my son read; cutting coupons out of the Sunday paper; cooking in the kitchen with my two little helpers and most of all……………clicking on your blog everyday!!!

  21. Kathleen Avatar

    Thank you again (I commented on your most recent post). I can’t wait to have some of this! Most likely I’ll save it for Christmas morning to have over pancakes that my hubby makes.

    Nice to see that you’re from State College….I’m an hour or two east of you in Berks county. If you email me, I’ll send you my address (for security reasons I don’t want to post it here).

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