Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

The winner is....

Melony at Whimsy Daisy!

 I love giveaways and I am sure there will be more soon!

 If you would like to purchase a pair, I have some available at


I am so sorry for the delay in naming the giveaway winner.  I live in North Alabama and we just had some devastating tornadoes.  My home and property were undamaged, but I was without power until Sunday night and my internet just started working today.

Our makeshift kitchen

The county schools are closed until further notice.  The grocery stores around here have NO refrigerated items.  No milk, eggs, meat, cheese, lunch meat, etc.

My hubby left very early on the day of the storms, not realizing how bad they would be.  The kids and I were super thankful for our basement!  Hubby's aunt called at one time and told us to hurry to the basement because the tornadoes were in our area, and we quickly obliged.  There was really no damage in our tiny community to speak of.  Our electricity went off Wednesday night.

Alaina enjoying the quiet breezy day

The day after the storms, I went up to the Piggly Wiggly in town (that name makes me chuckle everytime!) hoping they were open and had some ice.  They were open even though they had no electricity.  They were taking people in 2 at a time with flashlights and would write down the things you got and you had to pay with check or cash.  I was thankful they had ice and lunch meat!

I wasn't sure this was how you did it - but it worked!

The kids thought it was the greatest thing ever because we made sun tea (which they insist tastes better than tea boiled on the stove), roasted hot dogs, and made taco soup over the campfire.  We were good campers till our wonderful provider came back home bringing a generator and propane burner to cook on!

Some aspects of no power are nice - good family time, appreciation for things that are not available, clothes hanging on the line, and  peace & quiet with no T.V.

 Don't take one day for granted!


  1. Congrats to the winner!

    Glad you're okay. We had a nasty blizzard over the weekend, and we lost our power for almost 2 days. Parts of NW ND are still without power.

    Keep safe,


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