Last Chance

I’m closing comments on the cutting board giveaway at midnight tonight, so if you’ve been meaning to enter, now’s the time.

I’m already registered for woodworking class next semester but I’m pretty sure I won’t have time to make an another extra project. So this is most likely it regarding woodworking giveaways, at least for quite a while. But if you’re in the Utah county area you can always take the class with me and make your own cutting board!

I know taking a class like this can be a little intimidating but it is really fun and satisfying to make something with your hands, we have a great instructor, AND you already know at least someone in the class!

Let me know if you sign up and I’ll save you a seat 🙂

Cutting Board Giveaway!

Remember this cutting board that I worked on last semester?

Well, it’s finally finished and ready to find a new home!

The cutting board is made of solid maple, walnut, and cherry glued together with the end grain facing up so it should be durable but also easy on your knives. The glue I used is food safe as is the finish (mineral oil) that I rubbed on it. It measures approximately 10.5″ by 14.5″ and is almost 1.5″ thick so it’s pretty hefty.

Giveaway Rules:

  • Family members that received a cutting board last year are disqualified (sorry!)
  • Everyone else, leave a comment on this post to enter. If I don’t know you in real life or online (i.e. I’ve left a comment on your blog before) please introduce yourself in your comment.
  • Readers outside the states are welcome to enter.
  • Comments will be closed at midnight this Friday (the 18th) and I’ll use a number generator to select a winner at random.

Christmas book giveaway

I’m excited for my very first sponsored giveaway!

A family friend, Richard Rife, recently published a short book of essays about Christmas, Honoring Christmas in My Heart. I read it last weekend and enjoyed it. It was a lovely way to kick off the Christmas season. I liked it enough that N and I are going to buy a few copies to give as gifts to some of our friends this year.

Its fourteen essays address topics such as giving, Christmas traditions, Christ’s teachings, and the eloquent merits of Dickens’ story The Christmas Carol, which is Rife’s favorite work of fiction. Some of the recollections included are from the years he spent in Korea as a missionary for our church (as my in-laws are doing now). The book is written from an LDS perspective, but its main message is about what Christmas can mean for everyone.

Leave a comment on this post to enter the giveaway and on Monday morning I’ll pick a winner at random. Richard will send the winner a signed copy of the book. It makes a nice little gift, so if you want Richard to inscribe it to someone else, that’s cool too.

Yummy Breakfast Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway. I wish I had enough prizes for everyone. But sadly I don’t and so I used a random sequence generator to pick six comments.

Congratulations to Natalie, Shanan, Janell, Andrea, Gwyn, and Earl!

Shanan, Janell, and Andrea, please email me your mailing addresses–I know where the rest of you guys live.

Yummy Breakfast Giveaway!

I’m excited for this giveaway. These are the Yummy Breaksfast keychains I have that need new loving homes: Cracked Egg, Strawberry, Stack of Pancakes, another Strawberry, Orange, and Poppyseed Bagel.

Leave a comment on this post and tomorrow I’ll use a random number generator to select six winners who will each receive one keychain. If there are six or fewer comments then everyone gets one.

Your odds of winning are pretty good, so if you like the keychains be sure to enter!