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MERRY CHRISTMAS . . . and the winner is . . . December 25, 2009

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!

I HOPE YOU SPEND A WONDERFUL DAY CARRYING OUT THE TRADITIONS THAT ARE SPECIAL TO YOUR FAMILY AND MAKING NEW MEMORIES IN THE PROCESS!!!  ALL THE VERY BEST!

As promised, I’m also posting the lucky winner of the “Pioneer Woman Cooks” cookbook give-away.

Congratulations to Kristin, who left the following message on December 13:

“Kristin Says: December 13, 2009 at 10:28 am e

I would love the book because I am not only a fan of Pioneer Woman, I am also a fan yours and your daughters blogs.”

Kristin~please send me an e-mail at:  everydaywomanusa@aol.com to claim your prize!  I’ll need a mailing address so that I can get your prize off to you ASAP!  (I didn’t find any contact info. attached to your name, so please e-mail me and let me know.)

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR LEAVING COMMENTS; I WISH I HAD ONE FOR EVERY ONE OF YOU, BUT PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR GIVE-AWAYS IN THE FUTURE!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

“Everydaywoman” (aka Ruth)

 

Meeting my Super-Hero Blogger—Pioneer Woman–in Person! December 13, 2009

Yesterday, I had the time of my life when I traveled to NYC and had a chance to meet my all-time favorite blogger, Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, in person! 

She’s even nicer, more down-to-earth, sweeter—and even taller—than I expected!

My daughter, Abbie, aka The Farmer’s Daughter, and I went by train, and then taxi to Chelsea Market to meet up with Ree.  Anyone who knows Ree, knows how much she LOVES babies, and she was all over the fact that Abbie’s pregnant and was quite chatty.  She wanted to know when the baby is due, if it’s a first, etc., etc.  (March and yes!)

Abbie wore a top that left no doubt as to whether she was indeed expecting, or not.  Here’s a closeup:

P-dub was all over that!

She was quite gracious, too.  When someone asked for her expertise with a camera . . .

. . . of course, she obliged . . .

When we first arrived at Chelsea Market, we found it to be a magical place.  It’s a huge building, which was orginally a Nabisco Factory, but which is now filled with shops, stores, eateries, and tons of Christmas Decorations.  We saw. . .

Upside-down Christmas trees. . .

and lots of decorations from recycled products . . .

A CD-tree, for instance . . .

. . . and fabulous creations from old plastic cups . . .

As we joined the queue to meet Ree, we had no idea how long the wait would be, as the first people in line had arrived at 8 am for the 11:00 book signing!

We chatted it up with those around us.  There was a couple behind us who traveled from Massachusetts, a little bit further than us, coming in from Connecticut.  The woman, a food blogger known as This Week’s Menu, gave me a great idea, which you’ll see at the end of the post.

With all the visiting and comparing notes about blogs and other interests, the line moved quickly, but it continued to grow and grow and grow . . . behind us!

When it was our turn to meet Ree, I felt I had to ‘fess up to something . . . remember when my hubbie and son were in Oklahoma and they wanted to surprise me with Ree’s just-released cookbook?  Well, they arrived home with a bright, shiny, colorful Pioneer Woman Cooks book, all full of wonderful “cowboy food,” as Ree calls it, but with a suspicious signature . . .

Ree laughed and quickly added her own, authentic signature!

Like I said, Ree is incredibly gracious!

Thanks for an fabulously fun day, Ree!

So . . . in the spirit of this giving season, I’m giving away an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Ree’s famous cookbook, which is currently on the New York Times Bestseller List, as a gift to one of my readers.  (Andrea~thanks so much for the idea!)

This book is oh-so-much-more than a cookbook!  It is a storybook of Ree’s family and adventures on her Oklahoma ranch, bursting with wonderful pictures and stories of her family, both the human kind and the animal kind!  You will surely adore it! 

It also has wonderful recipes, too.  Our daughter, Abbie, recently made us Ree’s Sticky Buns and they are to die for!

So . . . if you’re interested in entering a random drawing for this fabulous book, just leave a comment telling why you’d like it, why you like Ree, or both!

DRAWING TO BE HELD CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24th, AND THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED THEN, SO PLEASE ENTER AND CHECK BACK!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM EVERYDAY WOMAN!

Hugs,

Ruth

 

And the winners are . . . May 17, 2009

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Drum roll, please . . .

Actually,  I’m a bit late in posting these, and for that I apologize, but somehome “everyday” life got into the way of “everydaywoman’s” plans!

All the same, I’m delighted to announce the winners of Everydaywoman’s recent Spring Green Give-aways:

Imelda of Greenish Lady is the winner of  “Love the Earth” green, organic T-shirt!

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Jena of  Married to the Farm is the winner of  “Love Her” XXL, Keith Urban organic  T-shirt.  (Hopefully, it will be just the right fit for her darling husband!)

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Congrats to you both!  If the winners would please e-mail a suitable mailing address to everydaywomanusa@aol.com, these delightful T’s will be in the mail shortly!!!

 

Give-Away for your favorite GUY—or you!!! April 17, 2009

Seems I’m usually giving away something for the women out there, so here’s one for your favorite guy—or perhaps YOU to wear as a nightshirt, beach cover-up, etc.

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Just couldn’t resist  this super-smart, 100% organic cotton “T” (design inspired by Keith Urban) with an awesome message—“LOVE HER—all people, one planet”

If you’re interested, just leave a comment below.  I’ll be raffling it off at the end of April, along with my other April give-away.  GOOD LUCK!

Oh, and just so you know, it’s XXL—I’m used to living with BIG guys!  And do you notice how green the grass is getting?—Spring has officially sprung!

 

SPRING GREEN GIVE-AWAY! March 31, 2009

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In honor of Spring, and One Green Thing,  Everyday Woman is giving away this great, green, organic cotton T-shirt (size–large).  It reads: “Love the Earth.”

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If you’re interested in making this your own, just leave me a comment!

Happy April 1st!  Random drawing will take place April 30th.  Good luck!

 

And the Winner is . . . March 13, 2009

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Congrats to Jena of Married to the Farm, who won my February give-away of a pink, reusable tote that helps support Breast Cancer Research!

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Since she’s such a faithful reader, commentor—and we share the same last name, but aren’t related, as far as we know—I’m also throwing in another of my all-time favorite type of reusable shopping bag, an Envir0sax, as a bonus!

Jena~when you get a chance, just drop me an e-mail at:  everydaywomanusa@aol.com and let me know where I should send your well-deserved prizes!

 

February Give-Away February 15, 2009

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In the spirit of loving and giving (i.e. Valentines Day!),  I’m offering a February Give-Away.

This pink, reusable tote features the “Finding A Cure” logo and rose, which supports Breast Cancer Research.

It can be yours!  All you have to do to enter this  drawing is to drop a line in the comment box.  A random drawing will take place at the end of February.  Good luck!

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