3/24/07

Happy Coughlin Box!

It was a beautiful day in the Rogue Valley, as you can see from the pictures. What started off as good ol’ fun led to craziness with the sprinklers, which led to jumping into the pool (brrr), and then into the hot tub (ahhh), all with clothes on! My kids and their friends had a blast.

Okay, it’s time to COMMENT and WIN! I promised a while back, that I would be giving away a “Happy Coughlin Box” (otherwise known as a fun care-package), to the lucky winner whose name is drawn from commenting on my blog!

Just pop in and say hello, even if you live in my home town! At the bottom of this post you can click on “comments” and then follow directions on how to post a comment (for those of you who have never done it). Make sure I have an email address to contact the winner!

This “box” idea started earlier this month when I won a package from Montana. You can read about it here. I promised to follow suit.

My mind is racing now, on how fun I can make this package, which will be delivered to your front door mid April.

I decided to give a tiny secret away. But don't tell anyone! Sshhh! One of the items in the "box" will be my home-made pear bread! We are known for *pears* in the Rogue Valley. You can even get my pear butter recipe by going here!

Drawing will be Tuesday night, March 27th.

Good Luck! LET THE FUN BEGIN!!

Beautiful blooming flowers in my backyard, in honor of a dear friend, Cheryl. You can read about her here. My Faithgirlz group planted these bulbs last Fall.

42 comments:

mysocalledperfectlife said...

What a fantastic idea! I LOVE it! I hope I win so I can pass a prize on! How fun! (If I win you can click at my site for my email!)

You have a great site here! I have to get back to reading it!

An Ordinary Mom said...

I never win anything and this would bring such a smile to my face! What a great idea you have.

So if I leave more than one comment, do I have a higher chance of winning the prize :) ?!?

I can't wait for the sun to come out here!

PamKittyMorning said...

Spring looks beautiful there!

org junkie said...

Hello! I have to admit to lurking here at your site. Your blog title got me the first time I visited...I am a reluctant entertainer and I'm really not sure why. I believe you are correct it is some kind of fear but I'm still trying to figure out what I'm afraid of. I'm hoping some of your graciousness will rub of on me. I LOVED your sprinkler post below...too funny!
Laura

Lovella said...

I can't imagine the warmth. Abby looks like she is have a "ball". Sprinklers? We have had natural sprinklers non stop for the last week. Rain.
Without the rain we wouldn't be benifitting from the beauty of the gardens that will soon be planted.

I just love the fun that can be had on blog land. Your contest sounds delightful.
My email address is on my profile. I'll be back to see who won the fun pack.

Nadine said...

Beautiful flowers. What fun for the kids.

BTW - thank you for your kind comments. I'll be posting a different part of the story daily (I hope). The conference is in Seattle. The cool part is you can sign up for a 3 min group session with a publisher to pitch your book. I'm a bit nervous about it.

Leigh Ann said...

Sandy,

You know I LOVE a giveaway!

Cheers! LA

Debi said...

Well, I've never entered a post to win anything online, although I've seen some great boxes that people have received through blogdom...but the pear bread sounds so yummy...just couldn't resist!
My email is on my homepage sidebar...
if you need it :)

autum said...

Your green grass and flowers look amazing!
Spring has arrived here in NC but not quite to that degree yet.
The girls look like they are having a wonderful time!

Ellen B. said...

Whoa! A package? I love anything that comes through the mail the old fashioned way. I just wouldn't know if I should have you send it to Washington or California since I live in both places :)
Ellen B.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
P.S. I love to entertain in small and big ways, too.

Jami said...

Welcome home...fun post!! :) The kids have been bugging us about getting in the pool...you guys are more fun as parents, apparently. :)

Hope your time was relaxing and the next few weeks are good ones for you!!! :)

Love,
Jami

Melissa R. Garrett said...

First off, those flowers are gorgeous! I am starting to see little buds on the trees and green shoots poking up through the ground. Hopefully soon (after I finish April's PTA newsletter)I will be starting my seeds indoors.

The package is a wonderful idea, and one I think should be paid forward with each new winner. I keep hoping I will win . . . just so I can send out a package myself!

Katie said...

Sign me up please! I'd love to win...

The Tattered Nest said...

what a nice gesture...sign me up please! I like the pay it forward idea...take care, Gail thetatterednest.blogspot.com

Becca said...

Oh yes! I am signing up. I have been watching your blog like the proverbial hawk. you must have sneaked in this post while we were gardening yesterday.

HeatherJ said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you did, because I am entertaining-challenged, but I love having people over. I need your help! Can't wait to read all of your posts.

Julie said...

You're including home made pear bread in your gift box? I love pears, and that sounds heavenly!

I'm sooo excited that I won't even mention how totally jealous I am over your gorgeous blooming yard!

Here's my entry. (Pssst...fold it in half so that it sticks out, okay?) *smirk*

Linda said...

What beautiful flowers!! They are my favorite part of spring and summer.
Looks like you're all having a great time.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I really enjoy meeting new friends.

see you there! said...

I wandered over from The Pink Kitchen. The pear bread sounds delicious and I'll go back through your posts to finde the pear butter recipe.

My e-mail in on my blog.

Darla

Christine said...

Sounds like fun! Especially the pear bread. Mmmmm!

Love you pics, too!

Kether said...

LOVE the trees and the flowers. I found your blog through the blog party (I think) and have been reading on bloglines since. I love to entertain, but I'm trying to push myself in entertaining more than just extended family. That's why your blog is so nice to visit.

Tracey said...

Wonderful Blog! Hey there, I'd still love to know where you got those amazing outdoor lights in the last post!!
Tracey

Dee Light said...

What a lovely day!!! It looks like you all had a wonderful time!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog. You look to have a fun and very helpful blog. I can't wait to stop by again in the future.

Oh, and a package that sounds fun. Pear bread!! Yummy!!

Tara said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I appreciate it. :) Your yard is GORGEOUS! I'm so jealous! ;) Happy Spring!

Marianna said...

I just found your blog today through A Cottage Industry. I love the "care package" idea. My fingers are crossed. Pear Bread sounds super delicious!

cardinalacreATyahooDotcom

momrn2 said...

Obviously a give away is a GREAT way to generate comments! :-)

Of course you know I would be thoroughly ecstatic with winning. :-)

Eagerly awaiting the results...

linda t said...

Hi Sandy!
Oooh, love these blog give-aways!
And sooo curious about pear bread... sounds yumo!

Gracious Acres said...

Your gracious and humble spirit is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

Jeri Sue said...

What intense colors your pictures show! Am enjoying perusing your postings and trying to learn what I can in this new world of blogging. Thank you for visiting my site... was wondering how you arrived there, but think it must've been through Darla's blog. :-) Everyone is so sophisticated these days... and I'm just an ol' country girl from Texas yearning for some enjoyment in my life. It' been nice to meet you Sandy. Thanks again. Jeri Sue aka LittleBit

GiBee said...

What a fun idea!!!

oneblueegg said...

Hi Sandy! Wow! I love your page...sweet family and this is a very fun post* put my name in tho I surely will continue to visit without winning! Great to meet you!

Emily said...

Thanks for your wonderful site, which I visit frequently! And, here's hoping I am the blessed recipient of the package :)
greener27@gmail.com
Emily :)

Anonymous said...

Your site is very uplifting! Thank you for taking the time to bless others with your great ideas!
thanscom@earthlink.net

Linda said...

I'm in for the fun! What a great idea. I'm inspired. And that's what you're all about!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog a few days ago and I'm enjoying it very much! Your yard is absolutely lovely!

Blessings,
Michelle from MI

Momma Roar said...

You are so sweet to do this!!
I've eaten some muffins made with pears, but never pear bread, sounds yummy. I hope you can share the recipe sometime :)

Blessings!

mommaroar@gmail.com

Joy said...

O.k., you can have Wilbur if I can have your flowers and backyard! lol So glad to have found you :)

Joy

Anonymous said...

Yep, I'm a lurker1 I love your blog, and I love to entertain but sometimes I make it to hard on myself.
Leigh Ann
Labbab@aol.com

Rhoda said...

Hi, Sandy! Sign me up for the drawing, please! It's so nice to meet you...thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed my site too. I really loved what you wrote in your profile page..that is SO true about entertaining these days. I want to do more of it too. Please stop by & see me often.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Becca said...

Are you going to have a big enough box to draw all these names?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy,

I left a comment last night but forgot to include my e-mail so here it is...Johnson3t@yahoo.com

Thanks!
Michelle from MI

Linda Rhoden said...

Hi Sandy! I wrote you a card yesterday (Monday) and wanted to deliver it in person, but had to leave quickly after working in my new yard at Pepperwood. I'll mail it. After reading your blog, I'm so excited about being your neighbor and friend. I have a pear pie recipe to share if you don't already have one! You are a blessing to many! Linda :-)