My hope is that this blog is like a visit between friends. I enjoy hearing from you and will try to reply to you in the comment section right after your comment, so stop back by and continue the conversation. - Patty

January 15, 2012

winter and a winner

After a few weeks in the 70's and 80's we finally had a wintry day here in Southern California.  I was quick to take advantage of the cool down and put on a pot of the Pioneer Woman's Tortilla Soup to share with my mom who came by just to hang out with me. 



You know, we never left the house, we just sat around and visited.  Unfortunately, that's kind of rare for us.  We are usually knee deep in the activities that having a large family entails.  It was just a slow, napping kind of day, one that I will treasure for a long time.



I want to thank you all again for playing along with me this week.   I numbered all 198 comments and dropped the slips into my blue ball jar.  I had my grandson stick his little hand in and pull out one lucky number.  As you can see he drew #69 Nancy Jo.  Congratulations Nancy Jo, please send me an email with your address and I will mail off your box of goodies this week.


I have been busy working in my new studio space and hopefully, will have some pictures to share with you this week.  One thing is for sure, this will not be an overnight project but I can already tell I am going to love it in there.

Have a wonderful week.

Patty

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Nancy Jo. You are getting a great bunch of goodies.
    Your day with your Mom is a treasure, Patty. I went right over to Pioneer Woman and printed of the Tortilla soup recipe...one of my favorite soups.
    Waiting...not so patiently for your studio reveal.LOL

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  2. I'm sure Nancy Jo will be thrilled with your generous gift!

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  3. Patty they are nice memories you have.Love to see what you make in your studio. Congrats to Nancy Jo xx jeanetteann

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  4. How nice to have had a wonderful day with your Mom! I too treasure those opportunities! It was a lovely cooler day today! I am sitting here right now listening to the rain and enjoying a nice fire in the fireplace!!
    Lucky Nancy Jo!!!

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  5. Congratulations to Nancy Jo!
    I'm glad that you were able to spend a nice day with your mom.

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  6. Oh My goodness!!!!!! If I wasn't typing I would be jumping up and down. Turns out I can't do both things at the same time. Thank you soooo much, what a nice nice give away. Oh I can't believe I won.Thank you so much patty, and thank you girls for your congrats on my good luck.
    Nancy Jo

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  7. Congrats to the winner. The soup looks really good, thank you for sharing the link. Have a terrific day and a great week. Heather

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  8. What a gift for both you and your mother. One of my things is to have time to just relax and visit with my daughter. Hugs! Bonnie

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  9. It seems to have been that type of weekend all over the blogosphere, and I, like you, am very grateful it was.

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  10. Patty,
    Congratulations to Nancy Jo! ...and what a wonderful weekend...just spending it with family! Life doesn't get any better than this!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  11. We're supposed to have heavy rain starting Wednesday. We've been wondering where our winter weather has been... It's finally coming!

    That was a fun and very generous give away. You inspired me to get a few packs of cupcake papers at Michaels last week. Take care.

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  12. Congratulations, Nancy Jo, on winning! Enjoy your day with your Mom partaking of that delicious Tortilla soup.

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  13. I'm so glad you spent special time with your mom just visiting with each other. My mom passed away three years ago, and she is in my heart every day. Have a lovely week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  14. Wow! Congratulations to you : )

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  15. Congratulations to Nancy Jo and it was so much fun playing along!

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  16. Congratulations to Nancy Jo! Hope your studio is coming together...thanks so much for you kind words about mine, I will feature some more of it soon :) You are right, it is amazing how much crafty stuff we accumulate! You have such an eye for styling and for colour, Patty, that I'm sure you studio will be really lovely.
    Have a happy sunny week.
    Helen x

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  17. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I am so happy to be back home and back in blog world. :)
    Can't wait to see your new project. I have a long list of projects for these cold Michigan winter days.
    ENJOY! Joyce

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  18. Congratulations to Nancy Jo!! Aren't those slow, relaxing days the best? Not rushing around doing this or that but just spending quality time together. That's what it's all about, isn't it? I'm looking forward to seeing your new studio!!

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  19. He descubierto tu blog y me ha encantado. Desde hoy te sigo si lo deseas te invito a conocer mo blog y si es de tu agrado, me gustaría tenerte como seguidora y así poder seguir en contacto. Saludos.

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