Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Treats - Blog Hop- Hosted by The Herd Hops **Giveaway**


What are our favorite Christmas Treats? Books, of course! Stop by each blog for a chance to win fabulous books & gifties for the Holidays!




I love Christmas its been a special time of year since I was a child. I’m a firm believer in St. Nick, in fact one Christmas many many years ago I even caught a glimpse of mommy kissing him. And if I weren’t afraid of being arrested or escorted off the property I might consider paying a visit to the jolly old elf and sit on his lap to give him my Christmas wish list.



Christmas tradition is alive and well at my house, it all starts the day after Thanksgiving when the house gets decorated with all the special Christmas Kitschy treasures that have just the right place of honor during the holiday season, except the tree and that goes up the first week of December.


Shopping is not on my list of things I treasure so I’m so grateful for all the virtual stores out there that have all the right shapes and sizes for all those on my gift giving list. There is one exception and that’s historic Main Street in St. Charles where there are streets full of quaint local owned shops that are all dressed up for the holidays and on the weekends during the season Victorian players stroll amongst the patrons giving a very Dickenesque experience to share with the whole family. I save the best shop for last and that is our own Indy bookstore perfect for all the readers on my list.




Some other favorite activities this time of year always include a night time ride to see all the houses decorated for the season. I also love baking all my Christmas goodies to share with family and friends and being generous with my time and if possible my money to help those less fortunate.





This year has been especially challenging and blessed, challenging as I had to quit work to care for my husband who has been having health issues and blessed because his health is improving and even though things will be tight for a while we’ll muddle through.

I love getting gifts and of course my favorite gifts to give and receive are books and in the spirit of giving I’m offering my own Christmas Treats Giveaway of one print copy of the Holiday Anthology, On The Naughty List! Enter below US ONLY!




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Merry Christmas to all and to all a Goodnight!



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39 comments:

  1. I am so on the nice list. I do love blog hopping. I have met so many new bloggers.

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  2. The pics of your decorating look gorgeous and that street for shopping sounds wonderful. Glad your hubby has improved a little health wise. The best Christmas gift!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn how right you are. Merry Christmas

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  3. I love on-line shopping, too. Not a crowd person. That's fun that you have a Dickensonian town event to go see. We have a town an hour north of here that does that, too. I've only been once and loved it.

    Glad there is healing in your husband and I hope you have a good Christmas.

    LOL! Good question. I think I'm a bit of both naughty and nice. :)

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  4. Of course I'm not on the naughty list! *Marcy adjusts tilted and slightly tarnished halo*

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Marcy, brwahahaha. It seems we shop at the same halo store ;)

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  5. I'm very very very naughty
    Nice is too boring
    Thanks for the chance and happy holidays

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    1. A woman after my own heart :)
      Merry Christmas to you too!

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  6. I'm very very very naughty
    Nice is too boring
    Thanks for the chance and happy holidays

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  7. Naughty? Muah? Of course not! **wink, wink**

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  8. I'm definitely on the Nice list.

    Thank you for the wonderful contest.

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  9. I WISH that I was on the naughty list. I've just been WAY too nice lately.
    Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for participating in the hop!

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    1. Oh sorry to hear that Jenny, being naughty is an art apparently :)
      Merry Christmas

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  10. I wish I were!

    --Trix

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  11. I definitely am naughty. WINK WINK

    But let me be nice for a sec. I'm sorry to read about your husband's health issues and that you had to quit work. Glad he's getting better, and I hope things will continue to improve for the next year along with his health. Stay strong. :)

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    1. Oh thanks so much for the kind words :)

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  12. I'm not on the naughty list but...... this giveaway ends in 3 days but the rafflecopter says it ends in 10 days??? I'd say that is naughty lol

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    1. Jan you are so right, see I"m very naughty :)
      thanks for catching that!

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  13. I'm pretty sure I am on the naughty list. I think my husband would agree.

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  14. It depends who you ask. To some I appear on the nice list, but there are others who would disagree.

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  15. I am on the nice list....I think

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  16. Coca-Cola says I am on The Nice List. (But, look at how close the results are!)
    https://www.thelistcheckr.com/share.html?video=10153908454473825-7c5481e8-a63a-4a4b-a7bf-52cc05c1a36c&name=Holly+Letson

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    1. Well I guess what Coke says is law then!

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  17. I can bat naughty, depending on the company I'm keeping. But I also know how to be a good girl when the situation calls for it. I prefer the naughtiness though...lol

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  18. I'm more likely to be on the nice list (most of the time, lol). Happy Holidays and thank you for the giveaway!

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