Wednesday, January 25, 2017

*****Winner Announced*****

The winner of Ball’s Drinkware Series: a set of 4 Mason Jar Sip & Straw Lids for Wide Mouth Jars, a set of 4 Mason Jar Sip & Straw Lids for Regular Mouth Jars, a Mason Jar, and Regular Mouth (1Pkg) & Wide Mouth (1Pkg) Lids is:
Kris, The Homestead Lady

The winner has until Monday, January 30, 2017; to respond to me with their mailing address. 

If the winner does not respond by 11:59 PM on January 30, 2017; I will have no choice but to select another winner.

Kris, The Homestead Lady, please e-mail me your mailing address.
My E-mail is:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

*****Gift For One Person*****

One special person will receive these gifts from Ball’s Drinkware Series: a set of 4 Mason Jar Sip & Straw Lids for Wide Mouth Jars, a set of 4 Mason Jar Sip & Straw Lids for Regular Mouth Jars, a Mason Jar, and Regular Mouth (1Pkg) & Wide Mouth (1Pkg)  Lids (see the picture below) as part of a give-away I’m sponsoring. 

In order to win, you must leave your name or username (on how to contact you) below in the comment section. This will automatically qualify, and enter you in the drawing.  Please don’t expect an individual acknowledgement of your entries in this drawing.

My gift opportunity will only be offered to those who are 18 years of age or older. Sorry, due to overseas shipping cost of a heavy item, giveaway is only open to US and Canadian residents.

The deadline to enter for this gift offer is Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 1:00PM (CST). All entries will be placed in a bowl and one name will be randomly drawn from the bowl.

If your name is picked as the winner, I will post your name on my blog in the morning of Wednesday, January 25, 2017 along with my e-mail address. 

You’ll have 4 business days to respond to me, by e-mail, with your physical mailing address. The gift will be mailed to you at the address provided at no cost to you.

If I receive no response from the selected party, their entry will be null (void), and I will be required to pick another person.  

Only 1 entry per blog site please, multiple entries will be deleted. 
Good Luck!!! 

Because I care about my Blogger friends, I’ve purchased the above products. FYI, I am not getting paid to promote these products or advertise for their company.  


Monday, January 16, 2017

Snow, Birds, Dogs, Machines, & Give-Away

Over the last week we picked up a little snow and ice.  Not as much as the local news station forecast-ed.  Two inches, at most, was dumped over in our area and we’re okay with it, because it wasn’t as bad as what was predicted.   We found a bird, dead in the snow, lying upside down on the roof.

Beans, our dog, wasn’t too happy because his belly was dragging in the snow when he went out to do his business.  We tried putting a sweater on Beans but he wouldn’t have it.   

Here’s a prime example of how a Chihuahua acts when he/she doesn’t want to wear a sweater; or do what you want them to, they give you major attitude. 

Video from You Tube by: Reagon Armbruster


We love having a food saver machine to help with preserving and packing foods.  About 4 years ago, we purchased a residential machine over the internet, during the holidays, at a really good price.  The machine is still working, but not as efficient as it used to be. 

Before the last hunting season (around Thanksgiving time) Cabela’s was having a sale on commercial-grade food saver machines.  We picked up one with some extra rolls of plastic.  This came in handy when processing my husband’s 8 point buck.


I also picked up a powered pressure cooker at the local Walmart for our RV; I always wanted one, and it was the perfect time to snatch one up with holiday sales.  Being that our RV was in the shop for warranty work, I used the pressure cooker at home to cook a roast and vegetables, everything came out really nice.  This pressure cooker is large enough for cooking on the road or at home.  You can even process your canning jars in this machine.  I haven’t tried this because I have a very large pressure canner at home already. 

Tomorrow evening, I will be posting a give-away I’m sponsoring, and one person will be the lucky winner.   Please come back and visit me tomorrow evening and register for the give-away.