12.07.2011

It's A Holiday Giveaway::

    I know it's a crazy time for most of you but, it's a time to celebrate also. Paige Hill from Where Women Create is offering my viewers both copies of Where Women Create and Where Women Cook Magazine here on LizlovesVintage. Yes, it's Giveaway time everyone. Hooray!! All you need to do is answer the question below. You don't need to be a follower of my Blog. That's OK!! But, you can if you wish. Piece of cake.... Right?
                          OK, Here's The Question:

Traditions sometimes play a important role during the Holiday's. What meal or craft do you prepare during the Holidays that's a Tradition in your home?

            One lucky Winner will be announced,
                      Monday, December 12th

    You must leave a comment to be entered. Two entrys if you Tweet this Giveaway also! Just give me a heads up if you tweet so I know. Thanks ;) 
Thank you Paige and all the wonderful Staff at Where Women Create. Happy Holiday's everyone!

                                         Good Luck :)
                                         LizlovesVintage

55 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Baking cookies! :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Morning Liz, How are you today? It's very windy here which is going to bring in some very cold winter later today. Will make it feel more like Christmas but I was kinda' liking the warm temps. :) We always make Nut, Screws and Bolts (party mix) for the holidays. But this time, because one of my sons came home the week before Thanksgiving I started early for him and made a huge batch. Got to make some more! :)

BumbleBeeLane said...

Hi Liz~ Well I also make a special Chocolate Liquer Cake.It's expensive but sooo yummy and I make mini's to give to people as gifts.I have sooo many people who love them even offer to pay me to bake one (if only I had time)..smile..Warm Blessings!~Amy

BumbleBeeLane said...

Tweeted user name cottageprims

Trisha said...

If we don't prepare my aunt's sugar cookies, it just isn't Christmas. In fact they are so special, I asked that she bring them to my wedding shower-those cookies are a gift in themselves!

I love your fun thrifting finds!

~Trisha

ROBIN18447 said...

Baking cookies!!!

Katie @decoratemylife said...

We always do the Christmas cut-out sugar cookies and decorate them!

Wanda said...

Eventhough we don't make them, We decorate gingerbread houses...we also bake cookies and I need to bake a cheesecake for Christmas. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!!
best regards,
Wanda

Miranda Ellis said...

Sticky Buns at our house... cinnamon-y with red and green candied cherries on top. Yummy!

Judi said...

Always put out a bucket of water and carrots for the Reindeer and baking cookies is a must :) Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. Judi

Jennifer Bontrager said...

I love your blog it is so cute! My favorite food during the holidays is my mom's Herman Bread. We always have it on Christmas morning with coffee while we read the Christmas story. As for craft. My mom is a painter and I always help her create new ornanments for Christmas gifts. For the shut ins at our church we create a different angel ornament every year. froggie.22@juno.com

Sharron Higgins said...

On Christmas Eve, after church service, I watch White Christmas while I bake chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, rice krispie treats and make two batches of fudge. My kids (and grandkids) would be so disappointed if I didn't!! Love your blog. Glad I found it. Adding to my favorites list.

Kathy Johnson said...

Our family is rich in traditions. Leading up to Christmas our kids were each given a small bundle of straw when they displayed good behavior. They would add this to the manger under the Christmas tree to make a bed for Jesus. If there was bad behavior, we would have to take a bundle of straw out of Jesus' manger. No one wanted to be the one to not have a bed ready when Jesus was born. :)

sweetpeas*n*silk said...

For Christmas morning I've always made monkey bread, the bits of dough covered in cinnamon sugar & baked in a Bundt pan. And coffee!

rainbo5086 said...

I know this sounds lame but oatmeal raisin cookies are everyone's favorite and I use my grandmother's recipe.

CelebratingGoodTimes.com said...

I have always for about a year now loved your Where women create. just love the concept of women together creating. Now Where Women Cook . . . . but alas I have not sprung for an issue. So would love to win one of each.

We have been married more than 30 years, the children are gone and yet I hold on to my tradition of a new theme each year. That does not mean I go out and buy new things but I make my decor new or re arranged each year.
This year after Pinteresting and finding some fun paper ornaments I am making those with new ribbon and paper folding and punch outs. One year i made Teddy Bears for all and we had a Teddy Christmas. We always put lights up and put up the Christmas Sea Village and my front porch I love to re create. The mantle and Christmas dished make it all fun for even just my husband and I. We have learned to make our own fun while our children are making memories with their families.

The season is about setting the atmosphere of home and displaying what you love. Each season has can be creative and I love that best putting the pieces together! Anne

Traci said...

I think this may sound really silly but homemade pizza on Christmas Eve is a yearly tradition in our home. You see, when I was a little girl, Pizza Hut was the only chain restaurant (and really the only good family restaurant) in my South Dakota hometown of 6000 so each Christmas Eve the tradition became to go to Pizza Hut for pizza before the Christmas Eve Candlelight service. Now that I have a family of my own and live in the burbs of Dallas and all the restaurants are closed early I make homemade pizza for my family. It's something we look forward to each year and it brings me a little bit of nostalgia from my childhood right to the dinner table. The sad part is that I never have had it snow on Christmas Eve since I left South Dakota which was such a magical sight on the Christmas Eve's that it actually snowed when I was growing up as we went to Christmas Eve service.

Anonymous said...

The first year I was married we had to figure out how to balance holiday time with both my husband's family and my parents. We made the decision to have dinner with his family and we had my parents over for brunch. I found a recipe called Baked Breakfast which is an egg casserole that you prepare the day before and bake in the morning. We loved it and have served it every year since then for Christmas morning. To keep it special we only prepare it for Christmas morning. You can vary the ingredients that you put in it such as sausage or bacon, etc. Thanks for the giveaway. Kim klqnb4@gmail.com

Traci said...

I tweeted about your giveaway at twitter.com/pinkplaid asking everyone to check it out!

Knititall said...

I like to knit ornaments for the tree. And it's just not Christmas if we don't bake cookies!

Anonymous said...

I tweeted about yoru giveaway. Kim klqnb4@gmail.com

Knititall said...

I tweeted about your giveaway @Knititall

Anonymous said...

I make a berry cobbler from Frozen summer berries, to bring a little warmth into the meal.
becky up a hill

inthepink@mlode.com

Scrap It Girl said...

I make different holiday home decor every year.. this year I altered a frame and a bird house. I also made "peace" & "joy" banners. I like making holiday decor and pulling it out every year. Thanks for the chance to win these great magazines.

Julie Brodie said...

Here in Australia we dont get these gorgeous mags...so I'm really really hoping to win them now!
We take turns in my family to host Christmas, so we all do 'our own thing'. So I guess my tradition is that when they all (30 of them) come to my house they WILL ALWAYS get a red, gold and green candlelit dinner and very traditional decorations. There is usually a long table and this year I will have overhead candles hanging in round metal 'cages' decorated with holly. Its all about the atmosphere...

Tammy Popek said...

I just found this! How exciting. Looking forward to navagating a bit more. I love creating, and always looking for more ideas. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Cindy Qld Aus
Our Family Christmas starts on Christmas Eve at My Mums, giving out all the pressys, so that we can all head to In-laws further away on Christmas day, if we have to.
I always make a baked marbled choc cheesecake.
cindyw6621atyahoodotcomdotau

Brenda G said...

Brenda G brenda@TshirtSpot.com Each year I make my great Aunt Betty's tea cakes from her East TN mountain recipe which requires a 5 lb bag of flour! If you mess with that recipe, they never turn out. ...so I have enough cookies for the world which Aunty Betty likely intended. She's been gone for over 20 years but I feel her with me each time I make these cookies in her honor and memory.

Tracy Ross said...

Making homemade chex party mix with my Grandmother. We made dishpans full for all our family. I think she started in the 70's and I started helping her in the 80's. We only got it once a year so it was a really special treat. The funny thing is, she always called it "trash" and we still call it that. I wonder if a magazine article once called it that? My Grandmother is gone now but we still carry on her tradtion.

windycindy said...

"Happy Holidays!" When I was young, snow ice
cream was a holiday family tradition...Now,
we celebrate at my sister's after the candlelight
service at our church. We play family games and
have a light meal...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Crimson Heart Studios said...

It doesn't sound like much, but my kids love sparkling cidar. They call it fancy apple juice. They are now 16 and 12, and still ask for it. Gotta love it. Come over to my blog if you have the time. I have a vintage garland tutorial and giveaway, it might be a new tradition. Thanks, Cindy

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these!! Such inspiration! Your blog is wonderful!
We bake a wonderful homemade Orange bread each year. It fills the house with an amazing aroma. I am also in to creating Paper chains from festive holiday papers. I hang them on lights, banisters, mantels ,etc. Every year I change the color scheme :) Happy Holidays everyone!!
Cate Brown

special 'k' said...

We dont bake. Way too hot here at christmas time. What a beautiful place you have here. I will follow on my way out so I know my path back to your door. I am sure I will spend a lot of time looking around. I hope you will find the time to come by my place for a visit and follow if you will. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Anonymous said...

Our holiday tradition is to put the kiddos in new Christmas pj's and drive around on Christmas Eve to see all the beautiful decorations and lights around our city! Started it with our little ones (usually gets them sleepy as well) and now doing it with the GC's! (Grandchildren).

Nesha said...

My 3 children and I always make a gingerbread house filled with tons of candy. No matter what their age is (9yrs, 15yrs & 19yrs) they still love it every year ;).

SouthernBabies said...

My girls (ages 6 and 8) and I started a new tradition this year...Counting down Advent by doing 25 days of Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (RACK's). We do little things like bring the trash can in for a neighbor, give christmas cards to strangers, help someone bring their groceries to their car, little random acts of kindness. The kids are loving it.
But an ongoing tradition, I always make a sausage bread for Christmas morning breakfast and we love to watch A Christmas Story nonstop marathon. It's super fun. We even turn it into a game. Like each time we see a certain character, we do or say something funny. Or we eat a marshmallow. Just simple little silly things that make the holiday more memorable than the last. And we always try a new baked goodie recipe each year to share with our family, friends and neighbors.
jenniferdannielle@comcast.net

SouthernBabies said...

tweeted the giveaway as well #southernbabies
Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win. Love Love Where Women Create.
Happy Holidays
Jennifer

SouthernBabies said...

Also following you on Pinterest (so addicting, love it) and Google Friend via Twitter (southernbabies)

Curtains in My Tree said...

It was always a holiday tradition to make divinity by my Grandmother and all of us looked forward to her candy, Since Grandma has gone on to the after life we just talk about it every Christmas LOL wishing we had some of Grandma's candy. I tried to make it once and had to eat it with a spoon LOL

I would love to win this give a way and I am a follower

Anonymous said...

Hi..My Mother passed away eighteen years ago but I still make her delicious Lemon Condensed Pudding she made every Christmas. When my Mother completed the pudding,she always served it in a beautiful bowl on a pedastal. I am thankful that I learned her recipe and am able to continue to serve this tasty tradition each Christmas. I have never missed a Christmas making this pudding and I also have the same bowl to serve it in to my family! So,each Christmas my children and grandchildren enjoy this tasty pudding right out of the same bowl that has been on our family's table for years!!

Anonymous said...

Lemon Condensed Pudding posted by:Anonymous:densdeedee@charter.net

Anonymous said...

My husband drives me and our daughter around town looking at lights on Christmas Eve - only he's dressed and we wear our jammies and robes and drink hot chocolate from the convenience store. We've seen lots of Santa's helpers in the garages and lots of parties and presents through the windows. It truly is Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men. It can only be better if it snows.... Lorelei

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

One tradition is white light on the Christmas tree!
A food one is breakfast egg bake on Christmas AM with my "kids" before we go to my Mom's for Christmas gifts.
Thank you for the giveaway!
Deb

Into Vintage said...

My girlfriends & I have an annual ornament exchange party -- some are into vintage, some are not but I always make my ornament using bits & pieces of vintage Christmas doodads from my craft 'stash.'

Happy Holidays and thanks so much for this giveaway! :-) -amy

A Cottage Muse said...

Goodness, there are quite a few...
My favorite is when my husband saves a vacation day for a day off in December so we can go Christmas shopping together, have lunch and then in the evening take a drive and enjoy seeing Christmas lights!
...and promising my family not to bake!!
This is a fun giveaway...thanks for the chance!

Ana said...

Hi Liz,
I do have a craft that I work on every year that has become a wonderful tradition of our family...It's our Most Treasured Christmas Ornament. Every year I make a sphere that represents major events for that year. I can't wait to work of this year's. Great giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Geneva said...

Thank you for the giveaway... There are so many, but the one our entire family loves is sitting in a dark room with only the glow of the Christmas tree lights... Magic!

Pam said...

I always prepare bake corn casserole for my Christmas dinner. I love that stuff and have had it every year since I was a kid. And I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Pam said...

OK, I tweeted about it. Had to remember how to do it since I haven't tweeted in a while!

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

What caught my eye first was that Santa! Do you know anything about that one? I saw an identical Santa in a shop a couple of weeks ago and she wanted $500 for it! She knew nothing about it and I would have loved to buy it but not for that much!
As for a tradition, The one thing that always has to be done are certain cookies...I HAVE to make the cut out sugar cookies...decorated, and the spritz. Other things change each year except for the 2 types of cookies!!!!
Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
Faye

Linda said...

We always have a Hershey Bar dessert that my husband's grandmother always made. Many things change, but that better be on the dessert table!

the vintage wren said...

What a great Giveaway Liz, I'm already a follower, and I'll tweet this also. Oh my, there are so many traditions it's hard to pick just one. I'll go with food, I always bake my Grandmother's Chocolate Chess Pies for family gatherings, and my newest specialty is apple dumplings everyone really loves them. Hugs-Carrie

Vicki said...

Our tradition is the advent calendar. We made a homemade one out of small matchboxes when the kids were little. Inside each are directions to find a Christmas bible verse in the Bible. The kids take turns finding the verse and reading then they run and get a treat from their stocking that I hide in there each day. It is great family time after long days and rushing around.

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

We always have chili and cornbread for Christmas Eve! Of course, we also have our favorite goodies we must make for the Holidays.

Diane Mars said...

Baking Homemade cookies to fill up gift boxes for Family and friends. Christmas Eve dinner at our Home with all the grand-peeps~ hugs, Diane