Family Giveaway (and grand prize details)

Oh, this is so much fun!

As I said last time, there are a total of four giveaways this week and you can leave a comment on any of the posts until next Monday, the 18th, when all the winners will be announced.

Now, today I’m announcing the second giveaway on Family. But before I do, let me also tell you about the “Grand Prize” of the week.

I will randomly pick one winner from all the comments left this week to win this fun fall giveaway. It includes:

~A spiced pumpkin scented soy jar candle

~Some sweet cinnamon pumpkin body wash from Bath & Body Works

~Matching sweet cinnamon pumpkin body lotion

~ And (not pictured) a $5 Starbucks gift card so you can purchase a pumpkin spice latte! (or drink of your choice)

Remember, the more times you comment on the posts this week, the more times your name will be entered in the giveaway!

To continue the ‘blogwarming’ celebration, today we feature a giveaway based on the second priority: Family.

One lucky commenter will win the following:

~This whimsical metal frame that says “family” to place a snapshot of your loved ones in and keep on your desk, mantle or shelf.

~A $15 Subway gift card for your family to enjoy. Three $5 foot-long subs can stretch a long way!

~A copy of my book Homespun Memories for the Heart, personalized to your family.

To be entered in the family giveaway, simply leave a comment answering this: If you could spend a weekend with your immediate family members, and only spend $100, what would you do? Where would you go? (Of course as in all giveaways, if time is tight, just say “I’m in!”)

Okay…..give us your best family weekend idea!



  1. If I could spend the weekend with my immediate family, we would go camping. Every year since I can remember my dad, mom, two sisters and me all went camping at Prince Gallitzin State Park. When I was younger, my grandmother (who has now gone on to be with God) had a camper permanently parked up there and I would spend as much of the summer as I could camping with her. Wonderful memories. This year, my family had planned to make the annual trip and the day my husband, daughter (15 months at the time) and I were to head up, we found a lump on my daughter’s little bottom. After taking her to the doctor, she was rushed in for emergency surgery so the rest of my family was able to go camping minus the three of us. It was rough having to miss the family trip and having my daughter to worry about. Thankfully, God didn’t go on vacation leaving us behind to deal with everything ourselves :) and it was through Him that my daughter’s surgery went fine and she is now okay. So, if I could take my family away for the weekend, I’d try to get back that camping trip :)

  2. We would go up north because the Autumn colors are absolutely beautiful…..we would camp for a couple of days and bring a lot of great camping food and warm sleeping bags….the nights in WI are getting cooler. :)

  3. I would love to walk around the historic district of Philly and enjoy the fall leaves and beautiful sunny weather :-)

  4. Hmmm…what would we do? I knew immediately but then read the $100 parameter and realized that would change things. If it was warm enough I would want to go camping. We never thought we were campers until we have gone two summers in a row with our friends from church and everyone (especially the kids) have loved it. So think under these parameters I would take them camping and eat all their favorite junk food, make s’mores, stay up late, take long walks, bike rides and swims. And just enjoy being together.

  5. I vote for going to any beach, anywhere in the world. I live about 15 mins from the beach but never go. Crazy isn’t it that I live so close and never go and I really love the beach. There never seems to be enough time. To lay on the beach with a good book is about the most relaxing thing I can think of to do. And if my husband was laying next to me – it doesn’t get any better than that!

  6. definitely to the mountains to camp! time away from the noise & craziness of life. time to be still & enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in the company of those we love.

  7. We would go to a small town near where we live called Little Nashville. It’s a fun little place with lots of eclectic shops and beautiful scenery.
    Many visit there every weekend (especially in the fall).
    Then we’d eat at one of the yummy hot spots there in town.
    We could walk, window shop and people watch! TOGETHER!

  8. This winter I’m hoping to try snowshoeing at a state park near our home. I think it would be really fun to pack hot chocolate and snacks and enjoy a snowy day together. I think we could rent snowshoes so it shouldn’t be too pricy!

    Rebecca Ann

  9. Our family loves supporting our favorite college team. We have football season tickets and occasionally make it for baseball games. We would drive south two hours to Hattiesburg, MS to watch the USM Golden Eagles pay ball, any ball: football, basketball, or baseball.

  10. I think we would enjoy going about an hour away, get a hotel room, and swim in the pool. We could order pizza or go out to eat at a favorite restaurant. Of course, we’d need to pick up snacks for the evening after swimming and watch tv late until we fell asleep. Another swim in the morning and then maybe some window shopping before heading home.

  11. I would love for my family to go back to the Carolina Tiger Rescue outside of Pittsboro, NC, again. My kids loved it this past summer and fall weather would be a perfect time to go back.

  12. I would love to go to the Black River in MO where we camped when we were children. We always had such a good time there camping and just spending time together.

  13. Go to Morrow Mountain – it’s a small place here in North Carolina and it’s so quiet and peaceful. To camp out and hike in the wilderness with my children has been something I’ve been desiring to do with them for quite a while. Been trying to plan it but it just hasn’t worked out yet.

  14. Spend the day on Herm Island, a 20 minute boat trip from our home. Clear skies, beautiful beaches…a fresh seafood meal – and then home together.

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