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Friday, December 25, 2009

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

Through Christ we have received the greatest gift of all! I am so thankful to know the true meaning of Christmas. I hope that each of you and your families have a blessed Christmas filled with joy and laughter.

I'm so thankful to all of you who take time out of your day to visit me and for all of your comments. It really means so much and I'm very grateful to have made so many friends. I hope to post something of interest, whether it's a craft or who knows what, very soon. I'm getting there slowly. In the meantime I posted some verses from Luke in celebration of this wondrous gift that mankind has received.

I'm picturing all of you enjoying Christmas to the fullest with all your family and friends. If you are alone today but don't want to feel alone I'll be checking in and you're welcome to share your feelings with me. May God bless you all.

With Love ....Tracy

Luke 1:14

"And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

Luke 2:11

for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:14

"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."

Luke 2:10

And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people;

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Creamy Chocolate Fudge Giveaway ~ YUM!

I know ~ Another giveaway. I'm on a roll tonight but I can't resist sharing this one with you. If you win just be sure to save a bite for me. LOL! This looks so much like the scrumptious fudge my Mama used to make. And most of you know what a sweet freak I am, especially chocolate. Well Sweet Maggie over at Grandma Yellow Hair is having a sweet (pun intended) giveaway and the prize .......ta-dah is the famous Ms Rubys Fudge. This giveway will end on December 28, 2009 midnight central standard time. So click here or the picture on my sidebar if you want your chance at this yummy prize.

Do You See What I See?

Hi Dear Friends. I haven't been able to buy or even create all I would like to this year. I wish I could have personally sent each of you a gift or at least an honest to goodness USPS mailed card. But I can offer to share the lucky finds that I have stumbled on. Just look at Robin's Egg Blues Crystal Winter Giveaway. I have to warn you, I've got my fingers crossed on this one. If you'd like to visit her beautiful site and enter just click here or on her picture on my side bar. Hurry the giveaway ends at midnight on Friday December 25th.

I'm so grateful for all of you who take the time out of your busy days and visit me here. You each add a smile to my face and are a bright spot in my day!

I'm wishing each of you the Very Merriest of Christmas' and a Happy New Year too.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rebecca for Vintage Living: Birthday Giveaway

Just in case you haven't heard already let me fill you in. Rebecca for Vintage Living is having a giveaway to celebrate her birthday. Not only is she sweetly giving presents away, she's giving away 7 to celebrate the 7 days between her birthday and Jesus'. Just look at the this beautiful star she created. I just found out about her blog and I'm so glad I did because I know it's one that I will be visiting often. Just click here or on the star button on my sideboard to stop by and wish her Happy Birthday and enter her giveaway. Even without a giveaway you'll be glad you did!

Good luck. Hugs....Tracy :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Feathered Nest has a giveaway!!!

Most of you have already found out about this goodie but just in case you haven't then let me let you in on the NEWS! One of the Sweetest gals I know, Dawn over at The Feathered Nest, who just so happens to be awesomely (okay, I made that word up ~ awesome's just not enough) creative, smart and so very giving is hosting a giveaway to celebrate her 1200 post & 400 followers. If you're familiar with her, you will jump at the chance to win anything she could dream up. If you're not familiar with her just plan on spending some extra (alot) time when you stop in to enter her giveaway. You just can't stop in there and pop right back out. There's just to much to read and look at. I go back again and again to look! Please stop in and congratulate her on her 1200 post ~ Wow! and 400 followers (no surprise there). To check out Dawn and her giveaway just click here.

Hugs and Happy Holidays Ya'll.....Tracy :)

Friday, December 4, 2009


Hey everybody.

I know I've been sort of missing in action lately. I'll try to post on that later. I would like to thank all my sweet wonderful friends and followers for leaving such touching comments and checking in on me from time to time. I only wish I could adequately express how much it's meant to me. I love you guys!!!

TodaysMama is having a fantastic giveaway ~ Mama’s Holiday Wish List Giveaway, that I just have to share since ya'll have been so sweet to me. I know I keep gushing but right now your caring means much more than you can know. Anyway, this is a hugh one!!!! Be sure to go check it out by clicking here.

The holiday season is wonderful. Full of joy, wonder...and work. Especially if you have a handmade holiday in mind. We want to make the season a bit easier on you by giving away a sleighful of gifts that only a mother could love.

Our “sleigh” is a Madsen Bike filled with gifts and goodies from Provo Craft to help you create those handmade projects including a Yudu screen-printing machine, a Cuttlebug, a Cricut Expression Machine, a Your Story thermal book binder, and a Knifty Knitter loom set. That’s not all - we’ve got treasures galore - a Dyson Blueprint, an Easy Walker Sky stroller from MamaBargains.com, two Sidekick baby carrier bags from Kemby and an Amber Alert GPS unit and a full year of service.That’s over $3,800 in gifts!Entering this contest is easy and fun. Just answer and post the meme below on your blog and send us the link. (Don’t have a blog, no problem! You can post this as a note in Facebook and send us the link too.)To participate you must include all of the text, including the links, in bold below:Mama’s Holiday Wish List MemeTodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.
1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
#1 A super-duper craft supply bundle for paper crafts.
#2 A craft weekend get-away (Hugh dream - but dreams can come true)
#3 A clothes shopping trip or gift card
#4 My son, his wife and 3 grandkids home for Christmas
#5 Digital camera and new computer system set up (do you think that covers it all)
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
I have never received a handmade gift except for winning a giveaway or doing a swap. I would like to have a homemade only Christmas (except for all the stuff above that Santa would bring me).
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? I have always wanted to learn to crochet an Afghan or baby blanket or make be able to paint simple ornaments
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
One Christmas I wanted all the extras for my baby doll. I couldn't believe my Grandma, Aunt and of course Santa provided a baby bath/changing table, a high chair, cradle & extras. I will never forget all the time I spent playing with these items.
5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? My son is now grown with children of his own and they want everything!
6. What is your favorite holiday food? Baked ham with a pineapple brown sugar glaze and of course home made fudge.
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? Lots of ornaments, a few winter scarfs and hats. And who knows what else.
8. What is your favorite holiday movie? The Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation and of course It's A Wonderful Life.
9. Favorite holiday song? Mary, Did You Know (I think that's the name) and Nat King Coles Christmas Song (the Chestnuts Roasting one).
10. Favorite holiday pastime? We don't get to do it very often anymore but we used to have the family all come together for a Christmas Eve Party where the relatives exchange gifts that evening.
So there you go, my answers to this seasons most pressing questions. LOL. I tried to be a good girl and keep my wish list somewhat possible (but I'm pretty sure it would take a miracle to get any of it), I did leave off the swimming pool, outdoor entertaining area, new car/suv, luxury vacation, you get the idea.
If I could add something it would be to be able to share this holiday in some form with all my blogging friends. You've given me strength and love when I felt I had none this year. I received so much joy from reading about your happy times or your wonderful sweet comments to me, I cried so many times for the joys in your blogs or with empathy for your touching or heartbreaking circumstances, as well as my heart just bursting from the fullness of the love you've shared and shown me. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a season of joy and fun.
I'd love to have the mailing address of my followers. If you'd like to share yours, you can email it to me at cottonpickincute@hotmail.com .
God Bless you all. Hugs....Tracy :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Hi ya'll! I just found this giveaway and wanted to hurry and let you all know before time runs out. All Scrapbook Steals - The Blog: November Giveaway is loaded with over $150.00 worth of scrapbooking items from companies like BasicGray, Fancy Pants, Making Memories and more.
Here's the important part: Entries will be accepted until Dec 4th and a winner will be drawn on Dec 5th.
As much as I want to win this, it's always fun sharing the news with my friends. If I don't win, maybe one of you will. And there's always the bonus of the extra entry for blogging about it. (blush).
Hugs to you all....Tracy :)