Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's been a year . . . pumpkins . . . creations . . . and a GIVEAWAY . . .

 Oh my gosh, it has been a year exactly!!! October 30th 2010 was my first post . . . 
And here we are, full circle round the sun and many more posts to go . . . This has been fun thus far. I love having somewhere to put bits of my days, which after turning into a post feel like a completed, tied in project. I love having the faraway people I have gotten to know, even if it is only a glimpse into their worlds. I love writing often, and not just in scribbles on random bits of paper, tucked in my pocket or my bag, rarely to resurface. I take residence in this Wasabi Honey Bee domain, and I like it. 
It is a space to keep track of the things I do, and to share them with people who have the same continues desire to make make make things . . .
I love when I receive comments, it is so satisfying and reassuring . . . 
And I love taking pictures . . . Sometimes so many to just get that one perfect shot . . . 
Other times hundreds not to get even one satisfactory square of moment captured . . . 
I thank you to all the readers and friends who come by this space,
 and I would like to offer a giveaway.  

A completely autumn package including
              Earrings, made by my dear dear friend . . . I will be telling you more about her soon.
              Decorative puppet, as you see above.
              Cookbook, written by my mother and illustrated by me. . . 

                                   with so many wonderful holiday recipes 

             Warm winter hat, you saw the beginnings of in a recent post

To enter please leave a comment on this post. If you link about this giveaway I will enter you twice, and if you feel encouraged to follow this blog, I will even add you again. 

Last chance to enter will be November 5th 
I will be posting the winner here and on the most current post on November 6th 2011 

The winner of the Autumn Package is:

For now, thank you and best wishes . . . 

                                                            ~ Marica    


  1. oh marica! i love the puppets! congratulations on your blog birthday♥ps. you don't need to add me since i already own and love your book and i think i know where to get the fabulous puppets!!

  2. Thanks Rocky, so nice . . . I may have a few more than I need . . .

  3. A nice simple gift collection! I really need that warm winter hat, too!

    contactlillea at gmail dot com

  4. GFC follower! Lillea

    contactlillea at gmail dot com

  5. Happy Blog Birthday then!!!!!
    thanks for this great giveaway!!!!!!!!!
    I love your pics!!!!
    and...hope to be the lucky winner!!!! :O)
    going to tweet your giveaway too!!!!

  6. Happy blog birthday! I love the puppets and what a generous giveaway. have a great halloween-y day!

  7. What a nice giveaway. That puppet is so cute. The cookbook sounds terrific and all the other goodies, wow!
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  8. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

  9. Happy Blog B-day! Great work you do here! LOVE your pics.

  10. I am a blog follower via GFC!

  11. Love your photos, the compositions are just beautiful.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. I love the blue color of the hat. That's my favorite color. Love all the pumpkins.
    polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail Dot com
    Like the cooking on your blog. Cheers.

  13. What a sweet giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

  15. Keep up the good work .You have such fun stuff on your blog I love all the photos and recipes.
    I,ve even tried some of them.

  16. I found your blog via a mutual friend of ours and have been reading for a few months now. Your cookbook is well used in my kitchen, it has stained and sticky pages as evidence! I look forward to fallowing your next trip around the sun. Keep shining!

  17. Your photos are so beautiful. I especially loved the ones of the kids in their costumes... caramel apples in hand!

  18. Marica . Your work, your kids,and your cooking make a very special blog.
    Actually I,ve been following you for over a year now. Keep up the good work Sally

  19. a perfect autumn giveaway package - i love the assortment of gifts - all warm and fuzzy

  20. I'd love to win!

  21. My wife would love to win the jewelry!

  22. Thank you for the giveaway! Love the cookbook :)

  23. Your blog is my warm afternoon cup of tea, thank you for sharing your talents! Can't wait to check out the latest cookbook