Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Valentines Day Giveaway and a Mug Rug Swap Adventure

from my carport yesterday 11 a.m.
 




































































































































































































































































this morning... isn't it beautiful?






























 Let me begin by saying it snowed all day yesterday.  Needless to say I took pictures.  Though I don't like to be out in the snow, I do think it's pretty when it's falling softly to the ground.  We received around five inches of snow, which closed our schools and some businesses down.



This is still a little odd to me, as I spent ten years in Kansas growing up and it seems nothing shut down when it snowed up there.  I don't remember getting out of school for snow much, especially when it was less than a foot of snow.

None the less, my kids love the fact that school has been out for the past two days and I too haven't minded the time off. 



 
 






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Thought for today:
Though it's very chilly outside and the ground covered in white,
The sun still shines and the sky is blue.

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Snow Ice Cream Anyone?

 My Mom called yesterday and asked if I had ever made snow ice cream.  I never have and she gave me the recipe over the phone.  Ice cream is one of those things I have to be in the mood for.  So I didn't make any.  I thought though you might like the recipe so here it is.

SNOW ICE CREAM
Original Recipe Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon snow
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk

Directions: When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. Serve at once.

     
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    A VALENTINE DAY GIVEAWAY!!

    Welcome to my first giveaway in 2011!  


    Give away date:  2/14/11 
    Happy Valentines Day!  

    New York Times Best-Selling Novel   
    FIREPROOF Never Leave Your Partner.

     A novelization by Eric Wilson based on 
    the screenplay by Alex Kindrick & Stephen Kendrick.

    A good book including bonus features:
    Discussion Group Guide
    The Making of FIREPROOF
    Production Photos
    A Special Message from Alex & Stephen Kendrick

    You will also receive the three featured coordinating fat quarters.  

    To enter the Give Away:
    You can enter the giveaway by the following steps.  
    You will receive a entry for each step you do.
     Good Luck! 

    1. Sign up to follow my blog.
    2. Leave a comment on why valentines are special.
    3. Post my give away on your blog and let me know.
     
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    A MUG RUG SWAP ADVENTURE!
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    Leona's Quilting Adventure is having the Mug Rug Swap Adventure and Giveaway!
     
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     In Closing:

    May your days be blessed,
    Surrounding you with the love of family and friends. 

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

    Beauty of Giving

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