Monday, October 14, 2013

GIveaway Winner Announced {and} Halloween: is it Evil to Celebrate? Plus: This Years Trick or Drink List

Hello Friends!! How was your weekend?? Life was eventful as usual here - football games, a birthday party and preparations for a big camping trip kept us running!  Getting down to business: It's time to announce the winners of our For the Love of Fall giveaway from last week.  Please remember to contact me via e-mail as soon as possible if you are a winner.  You will have 48 hours to connect with me before I choose another winner to take your place. A big thank you to everyone who participated!! Without further adieu:
Scarf: Kim Turner
Coffee & Mug: Cee Shelton
With Halloween just around the corner, it occurred to me that last year I wrote a post addressing the topic of Halloween and whether it is proper or not for Christians to participate in it.  I arrived at my answer through sort of a long and humiliating process, but I'm thankful that I took the time to disover the answers to my questions about the holiday.  Want to know what I found??...

Are your kiddos dressing up for Halloween?? 
I'd love to hear about their costumes and how you celebrate the holiday!
Feel free to share in the comments section below!

After Steve and I take the boys trick-or-treating, we usually need to treat ourselves in some way. It's a big job hauling 5 crazy boys around the country, trying to intercept candy that is being rapid-fired into their mouths by the fist full.  A couple of years ago, I started making a special cocktail for just the two of us, or for any of our friends whom we might be hanging out with. 

This is a collection of cocktails that we've enjoyed in the past and a couple of new ones that I'm excited to try in the future:

If mixing up cocktails on a cool fall evening doesn't fit your groove, I've go something that will go great with your hot cup of tea or cider: Pumpkin Spice Latte Biscotti.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!!


  1. WooHoo - I'm so excited to have won the scarf - thank you!!!
    I'm not a huge fan of Halloween - mostly just because I have never been into costumes. However, I'm very excited about trying out some of the Halloween cocktails - I pinned them so that I can try each and every one!

  2. I LOVE Halloween, but have often wondered why in the world we celebrate such a dark and twisted holiday. ;-) It's so funny to me. BUT, I think it's such a fun holiday and look forward to it every year. I absolutely love going Trick-or-Treating with the kiddos!


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