Thursday, January 24, 2008


Do you enjoy reading rhyming words, free verse, the words of another's heart and imagination? I do and I enjoy writing poetry - rhyming or not.

Up until lately, I had to say that I was not a published poet, but now I can say that I have published writings!

I was offered a merit-based scholarship a little over a year ago to be part of a group of unknown and for the most part, unpublished writers. There would be thirteen of us, making up The Baker's Dozen. We were to submit already written works to be made into our own mini book and compiled to make up
The Cole Foundation Collection: Volume II

Our volume of mini-books is now available at:

Barnes and



For those of you who do enjoy poetry, I'm having a giveaway!

I'm giving away a copy of THE BAKER'S DOZEN to one person.

Leave a comment at this post and in about a week I will choose randomly from among the comments. To make this just a little more inviting, along with the book will come a Vera Bradley candle to enjoy while reading.

If you are not a blogger, don't forget to leave an email address.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

~ WIN A CAR!!! ~

A snazzy red Mustang...that's what you can win ... for the little one in your life that is! Go HERE to see how to win.


Go HERE to look at all the other darling models you can buy!
They are just too cute!

Friday, January 11, 2008

~Win children's clothes and a book!~

CLARICE is hosting a giveaway for a little girl's skirt and precious little reversible pants made by her friend CHRISTY.

Just leave a comment on CLARICE'S blog stating your preference.


Win a copy of VINTAGE VAVOOM ~~~HERE at JANET'S!~~~

Please tell her that DEBORAH sent you.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

~Do You Need A New Camera?~

..... I do! I've been using mine a lot these past few days and this morning it is starting to fade! I'm going to leave a comment
HERE to have my name entered to win a new camera!

Monday, January 7, 2008

~Today's Backyard Friends~

My feathered friends are really out in full force this beautiful day. Must be the springlike weather here. The colorful goldfinch always make me smile.

I've seen a congregation of woodpeckers this morning - they seem to be coming in flocks, something I've never seen before.

Friday, January 4, 2008

~Winter Whites~

I see I almost forgot how to post - it's been THAT long! It's good to be back and I hope I can post at least a couple times a week.

Here in Raleigh, we haven't had but a few snow flurries ... actually I didn't even see them - guess they got lost in all the trees around here. I love seeing everything covered in snow and I love winter white collections. If not for our two kitties and visiting grandchildren, I would love to have more white in my home.
As opposed to crisp, beachy summer whites, winter whites are so richly creamy and warm....more of a mellowed white.

Penchants, Ponderings and Posies is having a Winter White Giveaway! Step over and see what you can win!

Hope to be back this weekend ... perhaps a giveaway?!!!