Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Give-A-Way for me...and one for you too!

I just love it when a box arrives in the mail...don't you? Shall we peek inside?

What do you suppose is under this fall tissue paper?

A note addressed to me!

Look at the card with the table set on it! It was a fall give-a-way from Donna of "Sugar, Spice and Southern Life" and I won! I hope you'll visit her, she's a true delight! She knew I would love this.

Would you just look a all the goodies inside.

...two beautiful white doilies...

...the most adorable autumn leaf spatula I ever saw! And some silk leaves to decorate....

...a yummy Yankee Candle aromatherapy spa votive -- stress relief (I could certainly use that!) Cinnamon and Frankencense....aaaaaah!

....A sunflower I can hang to remind me of all my many blessings.....

....the most darling little stuffed pumpkin that Donna stitched and stuffed her very own very talented self!....

...a pretty little package of fall napkins....

....and a pumpkin patch tea towel. I love --love--love it all! Fall is my favorite season and these all have put a smile on my face....Thank you Donna -- you're the best!

And now I have a little give-a-way too! A couple of fun books I hope one of you will enjoy. I enjoyed reading them both.

First we have Some Day You'll Thank Me For This -- The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Being a "Perfect" Mother The back says "Signs that you are the daughter of a Southern mother:
You are obsessed with who got Aunt Boo Boo's silver tea service.
You never leave home without making your bed.
You play the "Who do you know?" game.
You know about deviled egg plates, pledge pins, and the importance of middle names.
You continue to stand up for older ladies long after it dawns on you that you are an older lady yourself.
You speak to everybody, even tacky people.
You know what tomato aspic is.
You play mah-jongg, but you prefer bridge---it's nicer.
You believe some undeserving Yankee family is still using the silver that their ancestors stole from yours.

It's cute and has some good southern recipes too.

The second book is Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On! What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters That the Rest of Y'all Should Know Too The back says "Don't cry over spilled milk. Feed the cow and milk her again." The way they dress. The way they talk. They way the cook. The way they flirt. What is it that Southern women have that the rest of us don't? Southern Mamas, of course!" Another fun little read -- also with recipes.

If you would like to win this little give-away -- just make a comment between now and Wednesday the 20th -- I'll announce the winner Wednesday night. I made it just easy as pie. Good luck!

See ya!


  1. I've yet to win any type of a Give-a-way but perhaps my luck will change. Please sign me up, Ms. Martha. Since I live in Louisiana I'm thinking this book was meant for me.

  2. It's about time I learned to be a southern lady! Lordy me, I might just learn a thing or two. We all should have written a book about the things our Mamas said to us. I just am a hoping that I win myself that book.
    I love this giveaway. Thanks for being so kind. Hugs, Ginger

  3. Love all of your wonderful gifts. You really did hit the jackpot. So many pretty things.

    Your giveaway is so fun. I'm sure those books would be so fun to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Hugs, Marty

  4. Martha, I am so glad you like your giveaway pretties :) It was fun putting it all together.
    I would love to have a chance to win the books. They sound so delightful. I am a Southern Gal!

  5. What a lovely giveaway you won Martha! How lucky! I love those two books that you are giving away as well. Dare I hope?? I am a southern gal wannabee! xxoo

  6. Congrats Martha!
    Great win there!
    And your giveaway looks awesome too!

  7. What a great giveaway Martha! Those books look like fun. And congrats to you on winning those sweet goodies!

  8. What cute books! Do you think I can be lucky enough to win my very first giveaway? Have a great week! Sandi

  9. What a wonderful box! Love the spatula!

  10. Hi Martha! Congratulations on your box of Fallen goodies! Now those sound like some really cute books! Please enter my tiny name in your giveaway.
    Hope you've had a great weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. What a wonderful box of treasures for you! You must have had such fun opening the box.

    The books look like fun. I didn't have a southern mother, but I can certainly answer yest to many of those questions!

  12. Martha,
    All your treats are wonderful. The books look great and I would be thrilled if I get lucky and win!!

  13. Wow! You received some great items! Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway. Have a great day!

  14. I have a winner! I did a random number generator and it came up with #10 -- That's Shelia of "Note Songs". Congratulations Shelia.

  15. You are a lot like me. A little whimsical funny and hopefully creative. Fun tablescape