Friday, October 31, 2014

#SantaPaypalCashGiveaway - 2 Winners - $500 Each!

You read this correctly - 2 Winners will win $500 Paypal Cash each!!! 
Enter for your chances to win!
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What would you do with an extra $500 to spend this holiday season?
How about I make the answer to that question a little easier with your chance to win $500 Paypal Cash in the
Santa $1,000* Paypal Cash Giveaway!
Thanks to some amazing friends and supporters of A Peek Into My Paradise we were able to come together collectively with a CASH PRIZE of $1000; which will be awarded to two very lucky winners of $500 each through Paypal Cash!


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YOU could be one of the recipients of $500 Paypal Cash!
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Meet your phenomenal co-hosts!
Santa Paypal Cash Giveaway CoHosts | APeekIntoMyParadise.com Santa $1000 Paypal Cash Giveaway | APeekIntoMyParadise.comFrom top left clockwise: Cathy | A Peek Into My Paradise ♥ Natasha | Epic Mommy Adventures ♥ Elena | Cropped Stories ♥ Angie | God's Growing Garden ♥ Angie | Juggling Act Mama ♥ Ellie | Creative Geekery ♥ Carrie | Curly Crafty Mom ♥ Linda | Crafts a la Mode ♥ Jillian | Baby Doodah ♥ Barb | Second Chance to Dream ♥ Laura | Not A Trophy Wife ♥ Katie | He Calls Me Grace ♥ Ady | Just Add Glitter ♥ Amy | Love Amy Becca ♥ Maria | Simple Nature Decor ♥ Debra | MsMoozy Open House ♥ Hilary | Domestic Bliss Squared ♥ Sofia | Something On Everything ♥ Evelyn | My Turn For Us ♥ Shea | Dixie Chik Cooks ♥ Angela | Shake Bake and Party ♥ Ruthie | Cooking With Ruthie ♥ Nicole | Nibbles by Nic ♥ Kathleen | FC Mammas ♥ Wanda Ann | Memories By The Mile ♥ Christina | Mama's High Strung ♥ Laura | Pies & Plots ♥ Laura | Michigan Saving & More ♥ Lisa | Bloghetti ♥ Ashlynn | A Beauty Moment ♥ Stephanie | Year-Round GivingBarb | Barbara's Beat
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These fantastic bloggers are truly wonderful and there is an amazing assortment of blog types represented. From personal to family blogs, fashion to having fun in the kitchen, there is a blogger for everyone to love!
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Now, what are you waiting for?
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Tell us.....What will Santa put under your christmas tree if you win?
Giveaway is open worldwide to participants with a verified PayPal account.
All entries will be verified. In the event an entry can not be verified participant chooses to forfeit that entry and another winner will be chosen.
Winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email.
Giveaway will run from October 31st, 12 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time to November 21st, 12 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time.
Any taxes or fees associated with the winnings of this contest are the sole responsibility of the winner according to their county, state and/or country laws.
CASH prize is in US Dollars and will not be converted to any foreign currency.
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NOVEMBER 2014 Chain "Linky" CLIMB (blog hop) & Giveaway


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WELCOME!
It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 
With our 13th CLIMB GIVEAWAY!
Networking means helping each other grow!! 
If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!
Here's how the Giveaway & Co-hosting works - the co-hosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to co-host please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky") 
Please enter below -one person will win:
- $10 Target Gift Card from Sew Crafty Angel
- $5 Starbucks Coffee Gift Card from Cuddlebug Cuties 
- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise for 30 days - $30 value
- Turbo Sponsor Spot on 100lb Countdown - $10 value
- 1 Ad Space on Butterfly in the Attic - $15 value
- $10 Gift Certificate to PostcardsInTheAttic
- 1 Monthly Ad Space on God's Growing Garden - $15 value
- A beautiful Heart Shaped Gemstone Necklace with a raw Unakite/granite gemstone from Lake Michigan by ShorelineDesigned - $15 value
- "My Cookie Creation Countdown" ebook - $3 value
- "Making Your Own Cedar Roping or Pine Garland" ebook - $2 value
- "G.K.C.C. Gourdon Kringle Christmas Company" Children's Picture ebook - $4 value
- a beautiful handmade "Coffee Cozy"($5 value)  by Kaitlyn from Three Sisters & Us
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Coffee Cozy by Kaitlyn from "Three Sisters & Us"
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PERSIMMON SPLOTCH HEART SHAPED GEMSTONE NECKLACE -

Persimmon Splotch - Raw Unakite/Granite Gemstone, Lake Michigan Heart Shape Stone, 22 Carat Gold Grommets on Brass Bead Ball Chain Necklace
What a thrill it was to find this colorful and heart shaped persimmon splotched raw Unakite/granite combination gemstone in Lake Michigan!
I have 5 mm drilled a hole to fit two 22 Carat gold grommets which house two NuGold tarnish resistant large brass jumprings, and strung it onto a brass ball bead chain. The chain undone measures 25 inches, and as worn including stone will hang 14 inches. As seen in the last picture, the stone has a nice flat back which will rest nicely as worn.
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Gift Certificate to "PostcardsInTheAttic": "Travel back in time with Postcards In The Attic to a time when your purchases included fanciful detail and wholesome charm. Enjoy our beautiful vintage, antique and handmade postcards."

All 3 of these ebooks by Angie Ouellette-Tower


Total prize value is $124!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide (void where prohibited)
- You must be 18 years or older to enter 
- You MUST have a blog to win the Ad spaces (otherwise these will become a second place prizes)
- You must live in the lower 48 of the United States to win the Necklace & the Cozy (otherwise these will become  second place prizes)
- Any tax or shipping costs going above the amount of any gift certificate will be the winner's responsibility
- This Giveaway is open from October 31st, 2014 until November 30th, 2014
- Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - NOVEMBER 2014 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
- correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
- All prizes will be delivered by the contributing Bloggers/Shop Owners.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:
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Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):
We have changed it up a bit - instead of linking your homepage you may now link up to 4 of your family friendly blog posts per month!!

 
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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be promoted on social media.  Also, by participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember - If you co-host you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Favorite Pumpkin Varieties

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My Favorite Pumpkin Varieties


Pumpkins are just cool!  So many different sizes and colors!
I have 2 favorite pumpkin varieties:
1. Fairy Tale Pumpkin
2. The basic Pie Pumpkin


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FAIRY TALE PUMPKIN
This pumpkin is so smooth and shiny - It almost looks like porcelain.   I really like the light neutral orange color and the flattened shape.  It's also very tasty.



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PIE PUMPKIN
To me the best part of this pumpkin is the stem - I just love how sculpted and sturdy each stem is - such deep grooves with pointed parts where the stem meets the orange flesh.  Also, the smaller size makes it so much fun.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Welcome! Wake Up Wednesday Linky 40 & October Giveaway

Welcome to another Wonderful #WakeUpWednesdayLinky! #40
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               Welcome to the 40th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 
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Before we party this week I wanted to 
remind everyone that Sew Crafty Angel is Hosting a 
HUGE CHRISTMAS EVENT GIVEAWAY 
$1650 Paypal Cash
starts this upcoming Friday at one minute after midnight 
on October 31st  (Nov 1st).
Make sure you come by and enter.


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We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  409 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

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This weeks 
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{No Bake} Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops

Pumpkin and Mummy No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops- Hun... What's for Dinner?
I have to tell you that these pops were a total hit. The kids (and moms alike) LOVED how cute they were and how delicious they tasted. By the end of the party, I think there was only 2 or so left. Just enough for Mr.B to try one. I decided to decorate my pops as pumpkins and mummies, because I had some fun black and orange, and black and white, paper straws that I had bought over the summer. 


spiderweb mom and baby cookies





i just used betty crocker cookie icing. 
everything ready made to make these cookies. 
that way they're done and done in a little over 1/2 hr.



Thanksgiving Craft: Thanksgiving Colored Eggs


thanksgiving craft colord eggs
We often associate colored eggs with Easter. But with the emphasis today on Cage Free Chickens, we’ve not only got greater humanity—we’ve got eggs the color of turkeys. They make great decorations for the Thanksgiving table or sideboard. Farmers setting their chickens free is wonderful news. In this fun Thanksgiving craft, children can see how the farmer’s actions are a lot like how Jesus sets us free from the cages of sin!





Cheesy pasta shells coated with rich, slightly sweet pumpkin puree, bite size kale, and just a kick of garlic. Fall meets comfort food in this deliciously creamy pumpkin kale mac and cheese.
I think I just found a new side dish for my Thanksgiving dinner. Or maybe it’ll just be my main dish.Seriously. That good.




Summer is gone and it’s taking a lot of humidity, warmth and fun times in the sun with it!
I still have my holiday tan and was naïvely hoping that home would still be holding on to summer as tightfistedly as I was.  Unfortunately, I stepped out of the airport to rain, overcast skies, cool breezes and brilliantly covered leaves. Either strewn on the pavement or still hanging on to their branches.

I have to face reality: winter is coming.


1930's Drum Table Makeover


This old, once a beauty, was sitting at the curb.  I ain't shy... so I snagged it up. Once home, I discovered why. Obviously the original front and drawer are gone and replaced with a repurposed one... and ...


750+ Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

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Wow! I can’t believe how close we are to Halloween! There are so many fun activities during Halloween, but carving and decorating pumpkins is one of my favorite activities! This is an awesome list of over 750+ Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils! These are a GREAT way to help your family give each pumpkin a little personality! 



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Please tell me that you are watching everyone’s new guilty pleasure, How to Get Away With Murder, the latest hit TV show from über creator Shonda Rhimes. If you are not, you must. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a murder mystery author.
Here’s why…with NO SPOILER ALERTS!


Pasta and Sauce Recipe

Pasta and Sauce Recipe
So last night I was trying to figure out what to make for diner. I did not really feel like going to the store so I just looked at what we had in the fridge and went from there. I was super nervous and joked that if it tasted really bad we would have cereal for dinner instead. However I was really amazed by my awesome skills.



Adding Personal Touches In Decorating


Hello Sweets, today I want to talk about how adding special personal details
to Home Decor adds so much character to your home. For instance, 
I found this old window frame for 20 bucks at a local craft show the other day. I printed 
out some B&W prints of our boy playing in the dirt and placed them in the window frame. 
I know that you can order custom prints online at Shutterfly.
I added the word "WASH" (more on that project coming soon) on top of the frame to
give the wall even more character and interest. 





Hey everyone! My Ipsy bag came a little late this month, this past Friday actually. I was just busy all weekend and I can now get to showing you all what I got! I have to say, I'm impressed this month!



Sewing with Kids – Make a Halloween Garland

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Halloween Garland 1

Doc has asked me every day since our first time sewing on my sewing machine if we can make something else together. Since he did such a great job on our first project, I figured I’d better get on the ball and come up with something else to make. So I put together another idea for sewing with kids – Make a Halloween garland!

Washi Tape Halloween Treat Bags
I got a wee bit carried away buying Halloween washi tape this year. I have so much of it! More than I can ever use… or can I? I am on a mission to use up some of my craft supplies, beginning with these simple washi tape Halloween treat bags.
These little Halloween treat bags are perfect for cookies or candy, and make a sweet presentation for gift giving. If you’re really feeling ambitious (which I am not) you could make these up for your trick-or-treaters.



Things No One Told You Would Happen As A Parent

what every parent should know
It has come to my attention that there are just things that apparently moms never share with expectant parents. Sure they share many highs and lows of parenting, but never random information. Tell me I'm not alone in this?




DIY Vapor Rub
Winter is fast approaching and so are colds and stuffy noses and congested chests! Little people and big people alike do not rest when they can’t breathe, so we grudgingly put on smelly rub in order to open up our airway passages. The upside is that vapor rubs work great; the downside is that it’s typically made out of petroleum jelly a byproduct of different carbon sources and in today’s crunchy world petroleum jelly is so 1980’s!


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