And the Winners Are…

Firstly, thank you to everyone for your kind and encouraging comments about my last 30 days of daily blogging.  It has been fun and, reflecting back I have found that I have lived my life more in the moment.  After all, you never know what will make it into a blog post.

Now for the winners of the Craftsy classes.  I wrote everyone’s name on a piece of paper and folded it 3 times, so we couldn’t possibly peek!  (That’s no fun!)  I put the names in a basket—my daughter mixed them up and pulled out two names.

drawing 525And the first winner is…

drawing 526

drawing 527The second winner is…

drawing 528So the two winners are:

drawing 531Congrats to Rita and Margay!  I wish you all could have won, but thank you for playing along.

Rita and Margay, I will forward you both the email from Craftsy so you can choose your free class.

Now, for a change of subject…

Today, I looked up at the sky and realized there wasn’t a cloud to be seen anywhere.  We’ve had so many cloudy days lately that it seemed so strange to see zero clouds in the sky, not even a tiny speck of a cloud; the sky was simply painted in shades of blue, really so beautiful.

blue sky 2106See, not a cloud anywhere!

blue sky 2107


How do you get a teenager out of bed early on a Sunday morning (so she can do homework)?

chocolate chip pancakes 2101Make her chocolate chip pancakes!  It worked!

Hope you all have a great week!

Bye for now!


18 thoughts on “And the Winners Are…

  1. Susette

    Blue skies here but also 98 degrees! You know you are going to get questions about where you found the lovely measuring spoons (ha, ha). Thanks again for the Blog, Susette

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Susette,
      We were warm here today too, now a cool front has come through and it is very blustery and fall like. Those measuring spoons came from a gift shop about 15+years ago. I saw them when shopping with my sister and she surprised me with them as a birthday gift. They have their own wooden strip with pewter pegs attached for hanging on the wall. I love useful gifts. Sorry, there isn’t a brand name on them. I have seen those types of things at other gift shops since then though, maybe at some Hallmark or local types of gift shops.

  2. Catherine

    Congratulations to the winners!
    Our sky was not so blue as yours yesterday, but I made some nice pictures in the vineyards!
    Your daughter is lucky to eat good pancakes at breakfast!
    They looked delicious!
    Have a beautiful week!
    Warm regards.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hello Catherine.
      Oooh, you have a vineyard available for photos, lucky you! I don’t think that I have ever visited a vineyard.

      I haven’t made those chocolate chip pancakes for my daughter in years, but it did the trick.

      I hope you have a beautiful week, as well. Thanks, Catherine.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hello Margay,
      I am happy the link worked out for you and you got the class you wanted. I hope you enjoy it!

      Yes, the smell of breakfast being made would probably work every time.

      Thanks for letting me know what you chose. Both my daughter and I had fun with the drawing.

  3. Jane Miller

    Chocolate pancakes would get me up..unless I had to make them myself! LOL Love your blog and your dolly fashions!

  4. Pennie

    Congratulations winners! We are all winners…because we are blessed by your beautiful spirit of colors, joy and designs.

  5. Judi Owen

    Congrats to the winners.
    Cindy, I wanted to let you know that I received the yarn from knit picks, and it is fabulous. I also felt the palette yarn again, and hum, it is not as rough as I had thought before. Maybe my hands were just being finicky. haha

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      What did you end up ordering, Judi? I’m glad you are giving Palette another chance as the colors are plentiful and beautiful. And, the dolls seem to like it!
      My daughter and I had so much fun with the giveaway that we wish we had more things to offer.

  6. Joy

    What a nice mom you are! Weekend homework, ugh!
    Congrats to the giveaway winners!
    And those measuring spoons? Very unique.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      The homework seems to be all the time; somtimes even (no, lots of times) into the early hours of the morning.

      Those measuring spoons are one of my favorite gifts. They were a birthday from my sister many years ago. I love beautiful yet practical gifts. I always think of her when I am baking or measuring sugar in my coffee.

      My daughter and I had a lot of fun with the giveaway. We wish everyone could have won though.

  7. Jeanne

    Hi Cindy,
    Congrats to your two winners! They are going to have fun improving on their hobbies.
    Thanks for offering that to your readers.
    Your skies were incredibly blue and just beautiful. We didn’t have such blue ones as you did but it was still a very nice day.
    Last night when. My hubby was out walking Reuben late, he saw what he guessed was a comet. He said it has like a fireball of a tail and went across the sky for several seconds before it seemed to burn out. He was pretty excited to have seen it.
    I am actually going out of town for a week with my sisters and Mom and I am trying to get some banana bread made for my hubby to have while I am gone.
    I bet your pancakes were wonderful!!!
    Well I better go. I have 3 more posts to get written and I will be all done! …till next Thursday thT is…
    Blessings to you Cindy,
    ~ Jeanne

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Jeanne,
      You’ve done a lot of giveaways; this one was my first, and probably not last, it was so much fun. It is so exciting drawing someone’s name to win a prize! It would be extra fun if it could be turned into a little video.
      My husband (he’s a bit of a space hobbyist) said your husband probably saw a meteor, or what is commonly called a shooting star. A comet looks like a faint fuzzy ball of light that doesn’t appear to move. My husband just saw a shooting star last week too. He said it felt very close. The only shooting star that I have ever seen was at the time my grandfather passed away, or very close to it. I was out walking at night and when I got home I got the news of his passing. I’ll never forget how I felt when I saw that shooting star; it was as if the heavens opened up (for a fraction of a second) to let it in and then closed back up again. Very freaky, but nice too.
      I hope you’ve gotten your posts all done. I love banana bread. My favorite recipe is from Mrs. Field’s cookie book; it’s very banana-y. I think the recipe calls for 7 good sized bananas to make two loaves!


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