Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm Back To Give Away!

I've been neglecting my blog while busy with family (lots of fun and some not-so-fun)!

(Well, we'll just forget all about the not-so-fun!)

Here's some of the fun!

And here's our Princess Mia with Princess Belle:

And here's our Prince Jayden with Belle:

And here Mario and Sleeping Beauty paid us a visit on Halloween!

And here are the things collected for the give-away (after the winner has been chosen I will also try to add something more personal that I think the winner might appreciate):

From Anthropologie there is a set of wooden salt and pepper shakers ~

Also from Anthropologie wooden serving utensils ~

(a close up of the twig-like handles)

And a burlap 'Farmer's Market' bag from Williams & Sonoma ~

(It's really a nice-sized bag and very roomy inside)

From Pier One there is a star-shaped woven basket ~

And just a few more little goodies from Pier One ~

A box of decorative gems ~

And desk notes ~

Okay, there you have it!
Please leave a comment and I will draw a name and announce the winner on Saturday, November 14!


  1. Your pics from Disney are too cute- looks like you had a good time! What a fun giveway too...please throw my name in the bucket. Happy Friday Eileen. :-)

  2. Hello eileen,

    The Disney pics really are too cute! Love the last shot with the kiddos together. What a great giveaway! Please add my name to the pot!

    Thank you!

    ~ Tracy

  3. Oh girl I left a comment already but didn't do the word thingy...guess I'm got OLD TIMERS ha ha!! love your give kind of you...loved seeing the kids having fun was this Disney Land or World??? Thank you for coming by my friend...May you have a great weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. Oh my gosh...I love your goodies! I just took a design quiz and it said I was "casual natural"...meaning I'm inspired by nature! :) I soooo much love Anthro, Wm Sonoma and Pier 1...I know that they would LOVE for me to win! ~Wink~!

    Love your Disney pix! Laney is right here and I had to hide the pix of your grandchildren with Belle...ummm not the same Belle as we visited! :) Both are quite beautiful though! Looks like a great family vacay!

  5. Wow, you've been busy gathering goodies!

  6. Wonderful to see you back in blogland Eileen! Hope it was the productive break you wished for! Being with the family on your holiday was a precious thing, so lovely to see your pics. The kids are soooo cute. Love your new blog look too!
    Dont add me to your give-away, the cost of post would be too much!!
    Lovely,lovely gifts!
    Warm wishes, Irene x

  7. HI Eileen! Oh what a post! Great Disneys! I know you had a wonderful time. Love all of your great finds too! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. That must have been so much fun!Your little grandchildren are so cute.
    What a nice giveaway too.
    Enjoy your weekend,

  9. So glad you are back, thanks for the visit! Your grands are adorable!

    Nice giveaway!


  10. Happy for all the GOOD parts of your trip! What a generous giveaway! How can I resist entering?

  11. So nice to see a family having fun together. The children are adorable. Hope you a restful time. Count me in for the give away.

  12. What a fun trip , I am a Disney Freak ! If I could go every year I would !
    Such a nice warm woodsy give away !
    Glad you had a wonderful trip - those babies are so cute !

  13. Oh Eileen I loved your photos but I gotta say that my favorite was the first one with the whole family. You all look so happy!
    Love Di

  14. Hi, I just came across your blog. Looks like everyone had a great time. You have a very nice blog. Please enter me in your giveaway.


  15. Good morning, Eileen! You have such a beautiful family! I just love seeing those precious grandchildren...they are adorable! You look as though you are in heaven, being with them all in such a fun place...those Disney characters are always a delight for the kids. I can just see your face shining with joy, being with your children and grandchildren...what a blessing that is. So many parents are not welcome at their kids' activities...its to sad. You are truly blessed!

    What a nice giveaway! Sign me up, along with the all the other hopefuls! I was just noticing that I'm nearing my 100th post, so I have to start thinking about a giveaway, too...let's see, what goodies shall I choose???
    Its such a fun thing for us bloggers to do...we're like little kids at Christmas!

    Thanks so much for your comment on my "listen" post...yes, we are always thinking or hearing or talking...but we need to "listen", even in the midst of the business....just quiet the mind and listen for God's voice...He's always sitting on our shoulders, waiting for an opportunity to speak to us. I don't see Him as a "yeller", He's so gentle, His voice is also gentle and He doesn't shout at us to get our attention, although He can certainly get our attention when we've gone our own way!

    Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday, dear Eileen...God bless!


  16. Hi Eileen, I just found your blog...hope to visit often, what a beautiful family you have! I just love what you picked for your different than most giveaways, I would give those fine things a good home:) Take care,

  17. Hi Eileen thanks for your nice comments about the quilt. Laura loved it and I'm told sleeps under it every night. I love the items you are giving away please enter me. Take care Carol

  18. Hello darling and welcome back to blogshire, we certainly missed you. I am so glad to see that you and your family had a lovely time, the photos speak for themselves.

    Luv, thank you so much for the kind wishes and prayers you left for us. My dad is doing well considering, we just have to pray that his neck will stay in place after the Halo is removed. Time is scarce of late with everything I have on my plate; so if I don’t make it to your blog often, please forgive me. I so appreciate your unconditional visits and kind comments…you are a dear friend. Take care darling and have yourself a marvelous week.

    Love & Hugs

  19. Dear Eileen,
    Good Morning!
    The photos are excellent!One photo is worth than thousand words and snaps speak louder!
    I loved the beautiful wooden handles,the jute bag and the decorative gems.:)
    so happy to look at the moments of fun n happiness being together.
    enjoy and have fun!
    wishing you a wonderful day ahead,

  20. Hi! I won't enter the giveaway, since some of the things wouldn't make it through quarantine into Australia. haha Just wanted to thank you for all the lovely comments you've left on my blog. :-)

  21. Hi Eileen!
    I love the photos of you and your family at of my favorite places. Seeing you with your family is so special!!!

    My first visit was the summer it opened. And we have been back many, many times. Of course, living an hour away and the annual passes make it easy to visit. I'm looking forward to sharing it with my grandkids.

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  22. Love Disney World, glad you obviously had a great time. We've been regulars there.

    If you haven't entered our giveaway, go to my Nov. 10th post. TTFN ~Marydon


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