7th Day of Christmas Giveaway with Zoe Elmore

NOTE: Be sure to join my cyber friend Candace Cameron Bure for her TV movie airing tonight called The Heart Of Christmas at 7 & 9pm EST on GMC TV (consult your local guide or call your cable provider for channel information) and check out her new online magazine called Roomag. I am blessed to be a monthly contributor there. :-)

It is day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

You may comment on each day’s post to be put in the drawing for that particular prize.

Then, one gal who comments on all 12 posts will win the grand prize. (You can scroll down below to day one to see it.)

Comment on any post until midnight EST, Sunday December 11th.

All winners announced Monday, December 12th.

Now, here to guest post is the fabulous Zoe Elmore!

I’m an ADD girly girl who LOVES anything and everything that sparkles and shines. Bling is my middle name and I’ve “bedazzled” most everything I own (including our dog).

Being married to the finest, man I know for 32 years is one of my life’s biggest and best blessings.

Our kids Joe, Josh and his beautiful, precious, adorable, delightful wife Kelsey (yep, I think she’s fabulous!) not only keep us grounded by adding an enthusiastic dose of humor to our lives, they are three of most generous young adults I’ve ever known. The Lord outdid Himself with these kids; I don’t think I could have handpicked any better.

I count it an honor to serve on the speaker team with Karen, and can I just mention that the entire Proverbs 31 team is made up of some of God’s best girls ever? I’m just giddy to have been asked to join Karen and Amy Carroll in the ministry extension Next Step Speaker Services.

If you’re looking for individual help to sharpen your speaking skills and to learn more about marketing tools check out www.nextstepspeakerservices.org If you’d like to get to know me better check out my current site www.zoeelmore.com We’re busy hot gluing the final shiny objects on my refreshed and renewed website getting it ready for its February15, 2012 launch.

Now, for my Christmas idea:

I host an annual ornament exchange and partner that with a food drive to benefit a local charity in our community. Each lady who attends brings one ornament to exchange in a fun and playful game as well as a few items of non-perishable food items. Each year the ladies try to “out give” the previous year’s total by bringing an ever-increasing amount of food for the needy.

Here are the two most requested Dip recipes I serve at the annual Ornament Exchange/Food Drive

Buffalo Chicken Dip


3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (Use a roasted chicken from the grocery for added ease or even canned chicken – drained)

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 cup Ranch dressing (Original Hidden Valley Ranch® Dressing from scratch. I make it at least one day in advance)

3/4 cup pepper sauce (Frank’s Red Hot®)

1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 5 inch pieces or assorted crackers.


Heat chicken and hot sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until warm. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Continue to stir over medium heat until they are blended well and warmed through. Add in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker/crock pot. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery sticks or crackers.

Serves 20

Creamy Sausage Dip


3 pounds breakfast sausage (Cooked and drained)

3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

3 (10 ounce) Diced tomatoes with chilies (Original RoTel®)

(Drain most of the liquid)


Heat cream cheese in a saucepan.  Add cooked and drained sausage and the drained RoTel®

Put all ingredients in an oven safe dish and heat at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly.

Serve with crostini (crusty bread) or crackers.

Serves 10

Now for my giveaway:

I want to lend a hand in getting you ready for Christmas by offering:

~ Tote bag

~ Acrylic napkin holder with napkins

~ Bar of Christmas Soap

~ Six mini candles

~ Journal

~ Christmas Note pad

~ Stretch Bracelets

~ “Fun 2 Clean” household gloves

So, to enter to win leave a comment telling us your biggest Christmas task yet to do–shopping for gifts? Baking and cooking? Sending out your cards or Christmas letters? Wrapping? Cleaning for company?

If time is tight just say, “On Dasher!”

Be sure to join us for our remaining 5 days this week!

Oh yeah, and…..just three weeks til Christmas!!!!!


  1. On Dasher. I still need to host a party for about 19 youth, shop, cards, decorate……….HELP….

  2. I still have the majority of shopping to do. I am excited for the Christamas season and I have come to really enjoy going to church on Christmas Eve. Singing and Praising our Savoir is never a chore.

  3. We are traveling to Florida this year to be with my daughter and her husband. So I have scaled back on the Christmas presents, baking and wrapping. Looking forward to being with my family and remembering Jesus!

  4. I have yet to put up any inside decorations including the pre-lit Christmas tree that I KNOW has lighting issues!!!

  5. As we wait for the arrival of our 2nd child (shortly before Christmas), I feel like I have so many tasks to complete!! As everyone wants to see pictures of the new little guy, the task of Christmas cards/baby announcements seems a bit daunting.

  6. I haven’t done any Christmas shopping. Just not sure what to give this year. Hubby and I are thinking of homemade gifts. We will see!

  7. making twelve days of christmas (with a small homemade gift each day ) for all 6 of my married children What was I thinking

  8. I have finished my Christmas preparations! I can not believe it but I have! Can’t wait for Christmas to get here! :)

  9. I am not in Christmas mode this year. I have not baked goodies, wrapped presents and hardly shopped! let alone, get the house ready for company! I am so thankful my twin is visiting and she will so understand about my mess! Life with a baby, 8 year old and a husband that travels is very hectic!

  10. I have not bought 1 gift, nor have I started the Christmas cards, or a lick of baking….lots to do, but I always get it done!

  11. Cleaning, shopping, and just planning in general. My husband, Ricky, will get to be home this year so we are going to try to have a family celebration at home. Special breakfast and time together.

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