Sunday, 2 December 2012

Coming Home To Something Yummy

Book Cover - Gifts From Your Kitchen
Just over a week ago I blogged about something yummy to come home to as part of Jennifer's Frosty Festivities weekend event:  mini mincemeat muffins with a link to the Debbie Nicholas' recipe on Country Heart & Home.

Well Debbie has been in touch and is offering me a signed copy of her book "Gifts From Your Kitchen" (containing her "Christmas Muffins" and many other kitchen treats) to give away on my blog.
If you would like a chance to win, please let me know in the comments below before midnight on Saturday 8th.  I'm happy to post worldwide :o) Giveaway now closed.


While you're here you might like to see something else that my kids came home to ... back in 2004.  We were holidaying in Florida at Easter time and had a fortnight filled with theme parks, swimming and sight-seeing (with a little bit of craft shopping too).  On Easter Sunday we got up early to visit Typhoon Lagoon as we hoped a water park would be quieter than the theme parks were likely to be.  We had a lovely few hours there but eventually the crowds and the heat got too much and we decided to go back to our villa to cool off.  The children were amazed to find that the Easter Bunny had been to visit while we were out, hiding our plastic eggs (secretly brought with us from the UK) all over the house and keeping the treats inside the eggs nice and cool thanks to the air-conditioning!

Layout - Air-con Easter Eggs - Jimjams

Layout detail - sticker cluster and title, chevrons cut from garden trellis punch The third challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog was to scrap a  tradition and these plastic eggs have been making an appearance chez nous every Easter for ... about 15 years!

The children have two egg colours each to hunt for ... pink and purple for Child No.3 obviously ... and sometimes the eggs contain clues to something yummy that is just too big to fit inside!  All good fun :o)

I've used more of my November Counterfeit Kit along with one of the sketches supplied for the UKScrappers weekly challenge.  The grey chevrons have been cut from a border made with my MS Garden Trellis punch.

This month's Sunday Story theme over at High In The Sky is "Coming Home" ... pop over to see how others have interpreted it and share a story of your own on that or, indeed, any topic.

24 comments:

Jane said...

wasn't that kind of the Easter Bunny! Would love a chance to win that book, the recipe looks yummy xx

Jennie said...

That is such a lovely story - when my neice was small her mum organised an Easter egg hunt in the Spinney - which was always great fun. And I would love the chance to own that book - so please put me in the draw,thanks for your so generous offer!

Lesley G said...

What a lovely tradition, Jemma. This reminds me of all the things we've had to hide in our cases over the years - even a Christmas Tree one year!

Sian said...

It's a great story - a lovely reminder that keeping up traditions is important all year round and not just at Christmas

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a clever Easter Bunny! Keeping up traditions is such a wonderful thing to do, kids remember those even when they've forgotten what the specific treats were.

I'd love a copy of the book - did look at it and wonder about putting it on a Christmas List or trying the library. Hadn't made a decision as to which yet...

Louise said...

you have me many miles away now dreaming of Typhoon Lagoon and warm weather! lovely story and fab page x

Mel said...

I bet that made believers of them all! My parents still do an easter egg hunt for us each year and we're all in our 20s and 30s!

Sue said...

Great page :)
I already have a copy of Debbie's Fab book and can highly recommend it

Maria Ontiveros said...

Would love a new cookbook to brighten my day!
Rinda

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

What a wonderful way to keep the eggs "separated", so to speak, by color! Love the tradition and a lovely layout!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

What a fun tradition & how great you were able to take it with you to Disney!

Becky said...

A lovely page and lovely tradition to start! I would love to be in the draw for the book please! Thank you.

Alison said...

What a great tradition...and I would love to be in the draw for the book!
Alison xx

alexa said...

I love that chevron border - very on trend and beautifully put together. And that's a super tradition about the eggs - what great parents these young ones have!

humel said...

This feels a bit cheeky, as I'm declaring a blog amnesty for a few days to catch up on reading without commenting - but I'd love to be in the draw for the book please :)

Hope your Mum's OK xx

Melissa said...

What a smart Easter bunny to get those eggs to the villa & keep them cool in the AC!

Mary B said...

Love the LO and the story behind it. well done on still having the plastic eggs to this day.
Book sounds nice and I would like my name in the hat (number on the wheel)Thanks Jemma

Julie H said...

A lovely page and a fun story! (Don't worry about the give-away, I won't make you send it to Australia)

Beverly said...

Cute layout and a great memory to scrap, have to watch out for chocolate melt down South :)

Claireliz said...

That looks like a scrumptious book to win, thanks for the chance :D gorgeous layout too.
C xx

laurie said...

i'm sure your kids were delighted that the easter bunny found them half a world away! i love the spring-like colors on your page.

thanks for visiting my blog! i am planning to look at more of yours after this.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

A great story and layout, Jemma. I love that your kids have color-coded egss! :o)

And I would love to have a chance at winning that really cool book!

Jolene said...

Hi Jemma, love the page and the story about how you kept your traditions going even though you were away.

I tried the Christmas muffins and they are absolutely scrummy. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

S said...

Great page - I like the tradition that each one has their own color to hunt for. And how clever (and prepared) the Easter Bunny was!