Because There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays: Monster Giveaway!

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).

Comforts of Home Giveaway. Wine a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, A Keurig, or a Kindle PaperWhire

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).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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. 

This is a non-sponsored post. Prizes were purchased by a group of participating bloggers. KitchenAid, Keurig, and Kindle are not affiliated with this giveaway.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.

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11 Comments on Because There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays: Monster Giveaway!

  1. Meagan
    December 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm (2 years ago)

    We have a KitchenAid Artisan mixer (ours is green) and love it. I can’t tell you how many things I’ve baked with its help.

    I’m really excited about Christmas this year. Halloween just didn’t feel right for some reason, and I usually love Halloween. Maybe it was the weather, but it just snuck up on me and then trick or treating was postponed. Blah.

    But Thanksgiving was great, and I’m in the holiday mood. We put up our tree and decorations this weekend. The outside lights look great, thanks to the after Christmas sales last year. The boys are at a perfect age where they are totally into Christmas. They are old enough to get it and still young enough to believe. Christmas is magic for them.

    We took them to see Santa at the mall yesterday. And they wrote letters to Santa that we mailed. They helped put the tree and the decorations up. Actually, they woke us up Sunday morning asking if we could put the tree up because it was finally December 1st (our rule is no tree until December 1).

    We’re doing a reading advent where they get to open a book each day, and we try to read it (although the chapter books will take a little longer to get through). And “Aunt” Becky gave them 25 Days of Christmas, with a small gift to open every day through Christmas. Today’s was dreidels. They loved playing with them.

    My Christmas music has been playing since I finally got it loaded back on my phone (stupid phone didn’t want to sync that playlist). Christmas specials have been watched pretty much every day since Thanksgiving (because Christmas isn’t legal until Thanksgiving is over).

    I’m with you on the loving Christmas. Lots of warm fuzzies, family, joy.

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  2. Kathleen Foulkrod
    December 3, 2013 at 10:09 am (2 years ago)

    I would LOVE the stand mixer! WHOO WEE!

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  3. Emma M.
    December 3, 2013 at 10:41 am (2 years ago)

    How amazing would it be to win any of these fabulous prizes!?!

    Reply
  4. mary
    December 3, 2013 at 11:58 am (2 years ago)

    I’d love to have the mixer, Amber (or a keurig, or a Kindle, for that matter)! I am counting on having the best holiday in many years, and also a great 2014 for all!

    Reply
  5. April Underwood
    December 4, 2013 at 8:12 am (2 years ago)

    I always enjoy reading your blog, Amber! Enter me in your contest please:)

    Reply
  6. Namrata
    December 4, 2013 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Love your blog! Love the holidays! Happy holidays and have a wonderful new year!

    Reply
  7. Amanda C.
    December 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Always love the blog! This looks like a great contest, too. I love my Kitchen Aid mixer, although I don’t use it enough. The Keurig would be an awesome prize. :) Hope you have an awesome holiday season!

    Reply
  8. Tracie F.
    December 6, 2013 at 10:22 am (2 years ago)

    Amber,
    I love your blog and I love your writing. My mother-in-law swears by her Kitchen Aid mixer and has made me want one for myself. Would make baking those 50 bajillion cookies a lot easier for me during the holidays. Happy Holidays to you!

    Reply
  9. DogsMom
    December 7, 2013 at 11:07 am (2 years ago)

    thank you for this chance to win a mixer. I could really use one. We do not have many gadgets and I need to make dog treats more often!

    Reply

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