I’m so excited to share with you all this morning that winner of Celebrating and Savoring A Simple Chirstmas. Congrats to:
I’ve sent you an email with details to your prize. Thank you to all of you who entered! I enjoyed reading way’s you want to celebrate and savor this Christmas!
This time of year is very busy for everyone. There are Christmas presents to buy, parties to attend and activities galore to do. As you look at the days ahead are you thinking, “I can’t wait till January!” Well think again, in Crystal Paine’s new e-book Celebrating and Savoring a Simple Christmas, she encourages you to set a budget, make a bucket list, and keep it simple. She shares some great family traditions you can start and homemade gifts ideas to inspire you to make your Christmas a time to celebrate and savor! One great idea that I’m looking forward to trying this year is wrapping Christmas story books from the library and reading one each day with our little guy. I’ve enjoyed her e-book so much, that I’ve purchased another copy to giveaway to one of you!
Here’s how it works.
All you have to do is, write in the comments one way you want to celebrate and savor Christmas.
For additional entries write a separate comment saying you:
- Subscribed to Simply My Kitchen by email.
- Shared this giveaway on Facebook.
- Shared this giveaway on Twitter.
- Shared this giveaway by email.
This giveaway will be open to anyone who has a Kindle or Kindle App (you can get the app for your computer as well
). This giveaway is open to comments until Tuesday November 27, 2012 at Midnight EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced in the morning on Wednesday November 28,2012.
(Note: Likes on Facebook will not be able to count as entry for this giveaway, per Facebook policy.)
Your turn friends!
What is one way you want to celebrate and savor Christmas this year?
Good morning friends!
I LOVED reading all the comments about the ways you would share bread with others. There is so much joy that comes from giving to one another! I want to thank each and everyone one of you for sharing your sweet comments with me. I wish I could send each and every one of you this gift!
But todays winner was picked by Random.org and I’m pleased to say:
CONGRATULATIONS to Renee G.
I’ve sent you an email with details to receiving your gift. I hope you enjoy making bread and sharing it with the ones you love!
Thank you again to all of you who entered! I hope you all have a wonderful day today!
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. To view the winner click here.
My dear friend Nicole introduced me to Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day in the beginning of 2011. I had a new little baby at home and she did as well. Our sons are just a month apart. She prepared a loaf of bread and brought one over to us. I admired how my friend, a new mom (just like me) was able to make such a beautiful loaf of bread and nurse an infant! Her response was, “It’s easy, I already have the dough in the frig and I just make up the loaf and out comes a beautiful homemade loaf of bread!”
I was very skeptical at first but kept asking her to give me the recipe. I thought it would take some complicated process or have a certain skill to make such a loaf of bread. Instead of giving me the recipe, she bought me the cookbook and a plastic container to make my own. I was elated! I read through the chapters of the book reading about the different kinds of flour and protein. Then the baking supplies required. Finally, it was time to give it a try!
The first couple times I can admit it was a bit tricky. But I was learning! As I got the hang of the technique I quickly realized my friend was right. It was easy. My husband was equally thrilled with homemade bread that it became quite a routine in our house.
Since my friend Nicole was so gracious to me by giving me such a wonderful gift, I had to start making loaves of bread for my other friends and family. First my friend Deanna, then Kristan and then my parents and the list goes on. Now I aim to give at least one of my friends a loaf because I really find the bread to be amazing!
Now, when I give a loaf of bread I wrap in in a soft cotton kitchen towel. Some times I ad a ribbon and embellishment. I really find joy in being able to give bread to others. All because one friend gave me one!
So today I want to give the cookbook, the plastic container, a towel and flower embelishment (I personally made that one!) to ONE reader. I’m grateful that you stop by to read my blog. It means a lot to me. I wish I had a budget to give out one to everyone that would like try this fabulous method but I hope this little gift will bless at least one and then you can carry out the tradition as well. If you like of course!
Here are the guidelines for the giveaway:
This giveaway is open to a U.S. Resident only at this time.
How to enter:
In the comments share with me how you would share a loaf of Artisan bread with someone.
For additional entries (In separate comments)
Please NOTE that Likes to Facebook can not be counted per Facebook policy.
This giveaway ends Tuesday October 2, 2012. The winner will be announced on Wednesday October 3, 2012 and will be chosen by Random.org. I was not sponsored by the Authors of this book or their affiliates. It is something I truly use and find beneficial to life in the kitchen. I would love to share the benefits of making homemade bread with one of you!
Enjoy and best wishes!