Posts Tagged "giveaway"

Create-a-Creature Giveaway!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Everything Else | 0 comments

Would you like to have a create-a-creature of your very own?  (or for someone you love?)

Visit this Handmade Holidays post on the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog and comment for your chance to win!  (and maybe get a few ideas for some holiday gift-making while you are there!) :)

Good luck!



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Want to learn more about healthy eating? Count me in!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Cooking/Recipes | 3 comments

For those of you who have been around this blog for a while, you will know how passionate I am about eating healthy.


You will also know that I am always learning more.

And if you’ve known me even longer than that you will know that I was a strict vegan vegetarian for many years, both as a way to stay healthy and to avoid some debilitating food sensitivities.

But it is easy to get off track.  Easy to get back into bad habits.  Easy to let convenience or speed take precedence over health.  (But when we are sick all the time, or our bodies are tired and run down, have we really saved ourselves any time?)

I have been in the downward spiral of health before, the one where we take pills and antibiotics that help at the moment, but the root causes still remain and wellness eludes us.

So I recognize when it starts to happen.  And I know I need to get back on track.

Isn’t it amazing when you have decided something for yourself, and all of a sudden things come into your life to confirm and help you in your goals?

This morning, reading through my favourite blogs on Google reader, I find this post on why it is important to listen to your body on a blog I only recently discovered.

Then I learn that Meghan Telpner is finally going to be offering an e-course!  Meghan is a holistic nutritionist and her blog is full of healthy tips and recipes.  She is the reason I started drinking green smoothies, and her recipe page is full of healthful recipes – even for yummy (but healthy) treats!  Her course offerings have often made me wish that I still lived close to Toronto, where they are held.

But her e-course launches on Monday! A course devoted to healthy eating made easy.  And you can even enter to win a spot on her blog!

And then, in following a link from that blog, I discovered another one, with another treasure trove of recipes and I am now like a kid at Christmas.  Because I get excited about things like healthy recipes!  And I know that excitement will help me to make the changes and adjustments I need to be healthy again.  And to add icing to the cake (make that yogurt icing sweetened with a hint of maple syrup) she is also hosting a giveaway for a chance to win a spot in Meghan’s class.

And so it seems I have no more excuses!  And with fresh veggies starting to grow in the garden, what better time to find new and exciting (and hopefully tasty!) ways to use them?

How about you?  How do you keep on track with eating and living healthfully?


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The Winner of the Create-a-Creatures is…..

Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Everything Else | 1 comment

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway!

The winner is comment #11……..Karo!  Look for an email from me today!

If you didn’t win, you can still have your very own creature made by ordering here or here!

Have a great week-end!


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Happy Giveaway Day!

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Sewing | 59 comments

Thanks to all who entered!  The winner is posted here!  

Welcome to all of you who are visiting from Sew, Mama, Sew!

In honour of Giveaway Day, I am giving away one Create-a-Creature, a child’s drawing brought to life!

If you are the winner, you will send me a drawing, and I will create a soft, cuddly creature that looks as close to the drawing as possible.

Your creature will be around 10″ tall, just over half the size of my full-size creatures, and made of soft polar fleece.

To enter, leave me a comment.  To keep things interesting, tell me about a favourite childhood memory, a favourite toy, or something fun you’ve done with your kids (or your friend’s kids, or your grandkids) lately.  If you like, you can check out my Facebook page or Etsy shop (but you certainly don’t have to!)

Giveaway will be open until midnight on Friday.  Winner will be chosen by random number generator and posted on Saturday.

Good luck!  And don’t forget to check out all of the other fantastic giveaways!





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It’s Giveaway Day!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Sewing | 74 comments

Welcome to giveaway day!  I know it’s a busy day of blog hopping so I’ll keep this simple.

Today I am giving away this pretty black and pink apron (made from a pattern in Sew Liberated - I love that book!).

The front is pretty enough, but my favourite feature is the lace-up back. 

I’m willing to send this to anyone, anywhere in the world.

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post.  To keep things interesting, tell me about one of the best gifts you’ve ever received.

I’ll announce the winner on the evening of the 16. 

Please check out my other giveaway, and all of the giveaways on Sew, Mama, Sew!




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