Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ready? Giveaway!

Ready for Spring? I received this wonderful Garden book from AnnMarie at "An Old Fashioned Girl" and I love looking at the pictures of the beautiful flower gardens. Makes me excited to do some planting in a few months!

Thank you, Ann, for being so generous.

Ready for the next birthday installment?
I have two handsome sons-in-law whose birthdays we celebrated this month.
Andy and Vili are the same age.
Andy's married to our oldest daughter, Candice. His birthday is actually on New Year's Eve but we can count that as a January birthday. And yes, there is some confusion with the 2 Andys.  We have Andy the Elder and Andy the Younger.

Vili is married to our 3rd daughter, Jill.
He celebrates 2 birthdays.  One that his mom insists is his birthday and the other one, a month later, is on his birth certificate.  I think the records in Tonga are not very reliable.  I'm siding with his mom, she should know when he was born!

I hope that both of my sons-in-law know how much I appreciate their kindness and patience with their family.  They're the best!

Ready for visiting another blog?  It just so happens I'm a guest blogger for Camille. Come visit me at "Make It Work Mom" and see how Camille takes a day off!

She's sticking her neck out on this one!  It's a good thing she gets the last edit on the post.

Ready for a Giveaway? 
I found this cookbook at Barnes & Noble in the clearance bin.  When I took it up front to check out, it rang up the full price.  The manager was called to check it out and said that since it had the clearance sticker, they would honor it.  This cookbook is filled with delicious recipes that are cooked on a grill.  Pizza, flatbread, chicken, pork, fish, turkey, beef, and vegetables are the stars of this book!

Since Spring is just around the corner, (wishful thinking) you'll be ready to grill like a pro after perusing this book!

And - what better treat to munch on, while planning your next barbecue, than these?!

To enter this giveaway of the recipe book and M&Ms, leave a comment.  If you're a follower, you'll automatically be entered twice.  Giveaway ends Saturday.
See you at Camille's!


Camille said...

THanks for giving me a day off! I loved your post - maybe we should do this more often? :)

Camille said...

Is family exempt from your giveaway?

The Jones Fam said...

I could use some serious grilling education. Especially since I burned (actually fully charred) the only remaining meat in our house on Sunday. Made us all even crankier.


P.S. Don't hate because January has perfect grilling weather in AZ. Utah will get its turn!

Kristina P. said...

Ooooh, count me in!

Jill said...

Gimme gimme gimme. I need. i need.

The Garden of Egan said...

Congrats of the guest post! Awesome giveaways!
I'm excited to see what you come up with.

Julie Harward said...


Tracy said...

WOW!! A guest post!! Good Luck!!

What a fun Giveaway!! I love reading cook books, I don't know if it helps, but they sure do inspire!! :-) You're right, one certainly needs to be munching on Peanut M&M's while relaxing with the cookbook!!

This will be fun!!

The Newest Mexicans said...

A poodle, A noodle. A dog, a frog...... A LOG!

Christine Jensen said...

OOh, that cookbook looks yummy (and who doesn't' love M&Ms?)

Thanks for the chance to win.

I follow as Chris

Mrs. Jones said...

I LOVE grilling! I even grill during a snow storm with my bathrobe on! (kidding about the bathrobe) I'd LOVE this book, thanks for the chance to win.
I'm following you, as Mrs. Jones!

Valerie said...

How funny that your son's in law are the same age. :) Looks like you guys had fun celebrating.

I'd love to win! I do have tons of cookbooks, but one thing I need to learn is to grill better. And who doesn't NEED peanut M&Ms?????

Yvonne said...

I agree your son-in-law, Vili's mom should know when he was born ; )

January is a great month to have a birthday.

My husband does our grilling ; )

Heffalump said...

I am behind in reading your blog! My reader stopped updating the feeds, so here I was thinking you weren't updating very often, when really I have just been missing out.
Then I saw your guest post at Camille's blog and thought I had better check over here...

Life is good! said...

can't go wrong with peanut m&ms ever. they go with pretty much anything including munching on while planning the next diet!

Small House said...

A nice giveaway in January to beat the winter blues!! And so darn nice of you to!

Cherie said...

That cracked me up about Vili's birthday! I totally agree a mom KNOWS when she gives birth!!!

I love the book you got from Ann - looks fun - Congrats!!

KC said...

I LOVE to grill...the neighbors always laugh at me outside in the WINTER grilling! SIGN ME UP!

Jenny said...

I want to be entered. We love the grill. Plus you had me hooked with the offer of M&M my favorite treat.

Hannah said...

oh...i'd love to win! thanks for the fun giveaway!

Dorothy said...

Connie, you are one busy lady... you surely do a lot on this blog..I love it..

Dorothy from grammology

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

How did a miss a giveaway of m&m's?? I'm totally down for anything sweet right now, and then I just need someone to cook me something out of the cookbook! =)

Tracey said...

Sounds like a great way to beat the winter blues!! Love to be entered!! Oh,, and I can walk out my back door and go snowshoeing... it's that easy!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy Birthday to your Birthday Boys :o) (You may know how I love alliteration :o)

Just wanted to also say...thank you dear friend for stopping by! Love to read your comments! I was never in a sorority, so it was really special to see our daughter's Sorority Sisters Serenade and her groom's frat brothers serenade their special song too :o)

Blessings & Aloha!