Sunday, December 9, 2012

*CLOSED* GIVEAWAY Time, Holly Hootenanny-style!


UPDATE: This giveaway has now closed. The winner has been contacted and will have 48 hrs. to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


Please keep an eye out for more Holidaze Hammock giveaway events coming in the future! 


*MANY HUGS to all who entered the giveaway--I wish I could send everything to ALL of you (not even joking). Happy Holidays to all of you sweethearts!*


It’s time for Holidaze Hammock’s first giveaway! Since this whole idea is based on the classic Bing Crosby film, Holiday Inn, it seems only right that our first Holly Hootenanny Giveaway be chock full of good, old-fashioned holiday fun!

Nearly everything is handcrafted and all ready to bring a little extra cheer to your holiday celebrations!

OMG, I feel like Santa…I need cookies. But not milk…it does wicked stuff to my stomach.

Okay, so enough of me babbling (it’s a nervous habit). Let’s get to the STUFF, right?!

Here’s everything you’ll be getting!

Now to break it down like Santa’s Naughty & Nice list:

1. BELIEVE sign shelf-sitter. This is made out of wood and has been painted. My believing-self just couldn’t pass this one up! SO cute and pretty big, too!

2. TWO wooden angel snowflake ornaments. These are also made out of wood and hand painted with the little angels. Aren’t they so sweet?!

3. FOUR felt ornament coasters and FOUR wooden, painted, & glittered tree-shaped napkin holders. *My mama spotted these. Such a cute touch!*

4. TWO tiny, wooden, painted penguin picture frames. You can hang these on the tree or set them on a mantle or bookcase.

5. “Wish List” notebook!!! Need I say more?

6. Old-fashioned, primitive journal. SO in love with this—from the old look to the brown-ish paper inside! It can be used as a journal, photo album, or even for scrap-booking!

7. Charlie Brown MUSICAL plush by Ty! OMG. Okay, I LOVE Charlie Brown SO much. When I was little, I used to pick out the most misfit-like tree, a la Charlie. No joke. To this day, I’ll pick something that’s flawed over something that’s perfect. Anyhoo, little Charlie plays the iconic Peanuts Gang theme…and, um, he’s in serious danger of being played to death, here…so, please, enter to win quickly. ;)

9. Hanging Snowman display card holder plush! *SQUEAL* LOVE HIM! He can hold so many things—Christmas cards, candy, notes to Santa (like he’ll ‘magically’ send them to the big man in red for you *wink, wink*), etc.

10. And, finally, Jeff Lange’s Holiday Treat 2012 DVD! Oh my gosh, his DVD's are SO much fun. Mr. Lange literally takes you on a tour of Walt Disney World at Christmastime. You’ll see their holiday fireworks show, Once Upon a Christmastime parade, castle lighting, and lots more, all without having to leave your comfy chair!

Now, the un-fun part…the rules (Terms & Conditions) for our Holly Hootenanny Giveaway:

1. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Please make sure you leave your e-mail, so I can contact you if you win.

2. One entry per person.

3. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

4. The Holly Hootenanny Giveaway will run from December 10th until December 13th, 11:59 est.

5. The winner will be selected by and will receive an e-mail immediately following the drawing.

6. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be selected (this is such a 'bah, humbug' one).

7. Open to U.S. residents only at this time. (More bah-humbug-ness. I hate the bah-humbugs). :(

**My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any kind of compensation (duh, I’m totally channeling Santa with all of this and he doesn’t get paid).

***NOTE: NONE of the prizes are recommended for children. Nearly everything is made for display/decoration only. Although I’m thinking Mr. Lange’s Holiday at Disney DVD should provide some fun family viewing. ;)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holidaze Hammock Time!

Drawing by me.

Welcome to Holidaze Hammock!!!

I’ve been wandering around in the dark with social media for a while now. I really have been horribly awkward and uncomfortable with it all.

So, I sat back and said to myself, “Self, how can you make this experience as comfy and cuddly as your old recliner?” Yep, I have a Martin Crane-like recliner, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I was listening to Christmas music at the time—it’s a year-round thing with me. While Bing sang White Christmas, I replied, “Well, if it could be like Christmas or Halloween, I’d totally be in the comfort zone.”

Like always, I had a talk with my mama, who simply said, “Baby girl, you need to feel the way you do when you write. You’re happiest when you write. Writing for you is like having that Christmassy feeling every single day.”

DING! DING! DING! (or jingle, jingle, jingle) The idea hit me like a giant candy cane.

I’m going to “open” my own version of Holiday Inn!

Holiday Inn is the classic Bing Crosby movie about a former big time crooner who just wanted a simple, yet fulfilling life. What does he do to accomplish exactly that? He opens Holiday Inn—a holiday-only retreat ready to welcome all those in need of the kind of magic only a holiday can conjure.

Just call me Santa…or the Great Pumpkin…or the Easter Bunny because I’m bringing y’all every bit of traditional holiday goodness I can find!

Every month featuring a major holiday—and some surprise ones—I’ll be putting together as much fun as Santa’s sleigh can carry.

We’re talking:

*Fun holiday themed posts
*And what would any holiday be without GIVEAWAYS?!

Down the road (Translation: when I become less clueless):

*Guest posts (Note: I SO hope for guest posts! As I get to know authors and bloggers, I’ll somehow gather the courage to ask them if they’d like to participate—for now, I reckon I need to prove myself to them before I can really approach anyone).
*LIVE online holiday parties, where it’s strictly BYOBB—Bring Your Own Blog & Book…meet, greet, and mingle.
*And more…

So, drop your worries, kick stress to the curb, and come on over to Holidaze Hammock!

First event: The Holidaze Hammock Holly Hootenanny—A Traditionally Fun Giveaway! Details and pictures to come!!!