I love the holidays. Love them with a capital “L.” When it’s time to put up the Christmas tree, I get just as excited as my four-year-old daughter. Then, once the decor’s complete, I like nothing better than to turn off all the overhead lights, turn on some Christmas music, and bask in the glow of the twinkling tree.
That’s usually when the first cat starts vomiting up the plastic needles he just feasted on.
I love Christmas cookies, too. It’s with a joyful heart that I skip into the grocery store, looking for butter and sugar and glittery sprinkles. Then I come back home, find fantastic recipes on Pinterest, and haul my daughter into the kitchen for an afternoon of baking. She digs in, cracking eggs, scooping flour, and stealing sugar when she thinks I’m not looking. It’s the stuff memories are made of.
We usually make it a whole 20 minutes before she gets bored and I’m left to make 50 bajillion cookies all by myself. Cookies I no longer want by the time they’re done.
And then there’s the gift giving. I love the moment when a loved one rips into a (sloppily wrapped) package and finds the perfect present. I wrack my brains for hours, days, even weeks, trying to find just the right thing. I set up Google alerts, looking for deals. Scout Etsy endlessly. And, of course, scour local stores for gems.
But I’m a Libra. Which means that making decisions is painful for me (roll your eyes all you want. Every Libra I know is the same way). That’s why I’m always pulling my hair out in the final hours, thoughtlessly ordering anything that might do on Amazon (what would I do without you, Amazon Prime?).
In other words, while the holidays are magical and fun and awesome, they’re also a lot of work. And stressful. And downright exhausting. We can use every bit of help we can get, amIright?
I know I am.
Enter the Comforts of Home Giveaway. A group of us bloggers have gotten together to give you some simply fabulous prizes (we’re not being sponsored. We just love you).
You can win a:
- 5 quart Artisan Series KitchenAid stand mixer (winner’s choice of color)
- Keurig K65 Special Edition Brewing System
- Kindle Paperwhite Touch Screen E-Reader
And you know what you have to do to be entered? Leave me a comment. Everything else is absolutely extra credit. You don’t have to do any of it.
So what are you waiting for? Enter! I want one of MY readers to win (I’m competitive like that).
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Here’s the legal mumbo jumbo:
The “Comforts of Home” giveaway begins Monday Dec 2 and ends at 12:00 AM on Monday, December 9, 2013.
Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited.
All entries are optional with the exception of leaving a blog comment. We will never sell, distribute, or spam your email.
Three winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org). The first person chosen will choose between a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, Keurig K65 Brewing System, or Kindle Paperwhite. The second person chosen will chose between the two remaining prizes. The third person chosen will receive the remaining prize.
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