Productive Weekend + GIVEAWAY

I have, for the better part of my life, been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. After many, many tries over the years, I finally found the perfect recipe. Thank you, allrecipes.com. I made a batch today for Little Kindergarten man to take for treats tomorrow.
He actually requested chocolate chip cookies. I said "Wouldn't you rather have monster cookies with Valentine M & Ms? You know those are mommy's best cookies." He stood his ground and demanded chocolate chip. I am still not sure why, since I rarely make them because I just never like the way they turn out.

Well, today they turned out wonderful. Life is good.


I was equally as productive in the basement - where I do all my crafting. Yesterday I was able to get a few garlands done. I got a couple on etsy, still have more to add.
Also became quickly addicted to those fabric flowers that JillRuth and Robelyn have had on their blogs...so fun, so easy, so cute. I had a ton of old satin and lining fabric that my MIL gave me awhile back. Can you believe that I ALMOST threw it away?? It worked great for these little beauties!
Added some of the white ones to this garland...its on etsy!
Now for some fun for all of you....A GIVEAWAY! I have put together various junky finds...

A little piece of yellow ceiling tin, some vintage greeting cards, a Perfect Attendance certificate!
Some sheet music scraps, old checks, a little scoop...
Vintage doorknob, a couple bird cookie cutters, some vintage gold trim...

A couple ads from old magazines...
A few old forks and folding ruler (only unfolds once)...
Now, for what you have to do...First, let me start by saying that the the contest is only open through Wednesday, February 1oth, 10:00 am central time...because I need time to get the prize shipped to the winner on Thursday as I am leaving Thursday evening for this...

Actually, I like the idea of this scenery much better....


Unfortunately, I probably won't get much beach time, especially since it looks like it will only be in the low 60's. (The rest of my time will be spent at the racetrack, stalking Dale Earnhardt, Jr.) However, I am not complaining. It is supposed snow here again (actually, it is snowing RIGHT NOW) tonight, tomorrow, Tuesday...So, I will take the 60's with my flip flops and capris in Daytona over my jeans and UGGs here! Which leads me to what you need to do for the contest. Where would you rather be during these winter months?? For those of you that live in the south, just indulge us and PRETEND that you know what crappy cold is (some of you may know, as parts of the south have been hit this year, too). So, just tell me your dream winter vacation by Wednesday at 10:00 am central time and you could be the lucky winner of some fun junk!