Sunday, December 12, 2010

Give Away, Oh, Give Away!

I wanted to do something creative with this post before I announce the giveaway.  But because of a miserable head cold I'm going to make it short and sweet.  I'll post the cookie recipe on a later day.  I won't tell you that  my hubs is downstairs playing the accordion, or I've discovered a new way to exercise.  All that will have to wait. 

Christmas Giveaway!

My newest DIL, Chelsey, has so generously donated a Gold Canyon candle.  Four wicks!  Count them, four!  The scent is roasted peppercorn and it smells so good!  Even with my pounding, stuffed-up head, I can smell it.  Don't worry, the candle you receive will be new.

That's not all!  Back in October, I ran a 6K at Thanksgiving Point.  Kurt Bestor, composer, performer, and pianist, was there at the starting line.  He gave every runner his Christmas CD in a swag bag at the end of the race.  I happened to get my hands on 2 of them.  (Don't ask how)  Now you get an opportunity to have this CD.  This is what was written on his website:
This album completely diverges from the orchestral style of Kurt Bestor's other holiday albums, delightfully demonstrating his range of talent. A solo piano album, One Silent Night has surprisingly complex arrangements of many traditional songs. This is one that shouldn't be missed."

I love listening to this music in the car.  It's mellow harmonies have prevented me from getting a speeding ticket.  

I'm starting to fade so I'll end now.  There may or may not be a few extra goodies in the package.  I'm just too tired to mention what. 
To enter this giveaway just leave a message and tell me what Neil Diamond Christmas song you really like!  Wait! That was the last post.  Never mind. Just wish me a Merry Christmas!  If you're a follower, you get two chances to win!  
Easy, Peasy!  Since this needs to be out so you can enjoy it before Christmas, I'll end it on Thursday evening so your favorite mail person can deliver it to your door the first of the week. 
Have a wonderful week!


Mimi Sue said...

Love Kurt Bestor's music. I'd probably just buy a CD instead of running for it! I'm lazy! Love your two versions of O Holy Night, one of my favorite Christmas songs. Mimi

Nicole Weber said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! And I'm a follower too! Also, Just FYI, I'm the second person to post a comment. And as you know, second is the best. :) Hope you're doing well!!!

karen said...

Wow - I came back to blogging just in time! I'm a follower too! Hope you're feeling better soon... Hope you pick me - both things sound lovely.

Garden of Egan said...

Of course I am a follower!

Garden of Egan said...

And of course you are my favorite person.
I totally admire everything about you, running, being a teacher, being camille's mom. You totally rock......except Neil Diamond..... But i accept that part about you.
Merry Christmas!

Tracy said...

I'm so sorry you're sick!! I feel for you!! I'm sick with the stomach flu...let's just say puking at both ends!! It's horrible!! Today is looking better and I hope it's a better day for you!!

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Pearl said...

Easy, Peasy!

Merry Christmas, Connie.



Jenny said...

Hope you feel better soon! I could really use that candle and music to mediate from working the last week of school. :)

I do fallow....not as closely at times as I would like. But I catch up quickly.

Kamee said...

Merry Christmas too you!!! So sorry about that head cold. Not a fun time of year for that to happen. I have had one for 5 weeks, it's hanging on for all its worth! You better feel better by Wednesday, just in time to party it up:)

Yvonne said...

Sorry about the head cold. Hope you're feeling better.

I'll wish you a Merry Christmas, but i'm hoping I get a chance to personally deliver the message in a couple of weeks ; )

Barbaloot said...

Merry Christmas and I hope you start to feel better!!

I totally want that new Kurt Bestor CD---crossing my fingers:)

I also want to hear proof that your husband is playing the accordian... :)

And even if it's not Christmas, my favorite ND song is "America."

Jennifer said...

Merry Christmas and hope you feel better soon.

Ann Marie said...

Sorry you have been sick! I feel your pain lady!!

You are always involved in so many good things.. and I love to read your blog giveaways or not!

Hey.. I need your address.. for a christmas card. Could you e-mail me it when you get a minute?
Thanks much!

Kristina P. said...

Merry Christmas, my friend! Awesome giveaway.

gigi said...

Connie, I'm sorry you are feeling bad. This isn't the time of year to be sick. Time will just run right over you. Feel better quick.

Oh and trow my name in the hat for this wonderful giveaway, please.
Merry Christmas and Happy Monday!

Heffalump said...

I hope your cold goes away soon and doesn't set up camp in your lungs the way mine did. (Mine set up camp in MY lungs, not yours of course...)

Joanie said...

Oh Connie,
I hope you get to feeling better soon. I bet the homemade soup will bring you good cheer on Wednesday.

Valerie said...

Connie~ Hope you feel better real soon!

Hope you got some video of Andy playing the accordion. :) That would make an awesome blog post.

And of course, have a Merry, Merry Christmas.

Heather said...

Me singing, " I wish you a Merry Christmas! I wish you a Merry Christmas! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!" Good thing you didn't actually have to hear me sing it. You can pretend it sounded like Neil Diamond!!

I hope your holidays are wonderful!

I would love to have that candle! I love candles!

Rachymaree said...

Ditto to what everyone said.

Merry Christmas!

Jill K said...

I want candle.

Becka and Ty said...

Merry Christmas Connie! I am a follower! Thank you for making life special for all of those around you. My dad always had Neil Diamond on while we were little ones and Id love to be reminded of those days.

Maile Fano said...

Merry Christmas! I watched Kurt Bestor on the news the other day and enjoyed listening to him play before going to commercial breaks. I also LOVE candles and the smell of most of them.

Camille said...

Get to bed! And give me that Kurt Bestor CD!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

That candles looks awesome. I hope I win!

Notions of UFOs said...

I'm joining. I'd love that cd.

Natalie said...

Sorry you're not feeling good. Hope you're better by now.

I loved seeing you sing. You look beautiful! The choir sounded fantastic and wasn't the mtg so great!

I'm frustrated without internet, but hopefully Anna can fix it when she comes from Oceanside Sunday.

Still planning on getting together soon.


Mikki said...

Oh, so sweet!!
Merry Christmas Connie!!
And for the record, I'm not a huge Niel Diamond fan. The only song of his that I really like is "Coming to America".

Mikki said...

Oh, and I follow. You've been on my google reader forever, but for some dumb reason I never "officially" followed you over there. ->
Now, I do!

Doran & Jody said...

Oh pick me, pick me!!
I follow you.

Lesa said...

Merry Christmas!

M-Cat said...

Hope you are starting to feel better!

Love that candle, but I will be honest about Kurt Bestor. I used to LOVE him. One year my husband and I attended a marriage conference where he and his beautiful wife spoke and talked about their marriage and how great it was to work together with their handicapped daughters.

Then a few years later, I read that he is getting a divorce. Just doesn't want to be married anymore, but wants to pursue his 'art'.

Totally disappointed...... Such talent - such a jerk!

Valerie said...

Playing the accordian? :) Hope you are feeling better now.

I've never heard of a peppercorn scent. Sounds fun. I'd love to have it fill my home with a yummy scent.

One Girl Ideas said...

Neil Diamond and Easy, Peasy!

Merry Christmas! I hope its wonderful and full of Christmas Cheer!

One Girl Ideas said...

I also just started following you!