Sunday, October 12, 2008

october giveaway!

i am starting monthly giveaways!
and i am starting now. this is something that i wanted to start a while ago and just never did it.
i spent waaaay to much today at the bead show and scored some really great pearls. and you are going to benefit from it. this giveaway is for a big beautiful single swarovki pearl necklace. it is hung on vintage brass chain and closes with a lobster clasp. yes, i made one for me too. i will be listing a lot of luscious pearls in the days to come. earrings galore and necklaces and even some sets. pearls are great for everyday wear, holidays and oh yes-gifts! i have pearls in sage green, champagne powder pink. i have glass pearls, potato pearls and freshwater pearls.
* to enter*
reply to this post and tell me your favorite fall dish.
you can just tell me the name of it, or you can share all the ingredients too.
the winner will be announced on Halloween! Lanna will name the winner while in her costume!
good luck!


Amanda said...

I recently stumbled across your blog and you have some great items in your shop! I'm not particularly gifted when it comes to crafty/creative things myself, so I always appreciate those who are :)

My favorite fall dish is a toss-up...but I'm going to go with pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting! Paula Deen has a good recipe on the Food Network website.

home2k9 Alpha said...

Hey you! Nice scores at the show. You know I love a giveaway, especially if it's your stuff! Favorite Fall dish? SOUP, duh. Any soup... but most definitely beef stew. Yum!

Michele Reed said...

pumpkin bread. the kind you make at home is good(from a box or scratch).....but for instant satisfaction, go to Starbucks and grab a piece from the case. oh yummie! ;) thanks for such an awesome giveaway, it's a very pretty necklace!

Anonymous said...

Favorite Fall recipe is a tie between Paula Deen's macaroni and cheese (My sister-in-law made it for us and it was delish) and taco soup. I love anything that can be done in the crockpot.

Thanks for the well wishes, felling better now and the anniversary wishes, we had a great one. Thanks!

ForKeeps said...

Chili - always warms me up in fall!

Sidney Ann said...

I'm gonna say my auntie's sweet potatoes made with marshmallows and pecans and LOVE. Final answer.

Amber Leilani said...

you have some really pretty items! congrats on the big finds at the show! i can never find good pearls, so i am most jealous....

favorite fall dish...

corn casserole. which really is mostly cheese.

StudioCherie said...

A friend asked me recently "pearls or diamonds?" My answer is pearls.

Fave Fall dish - sweet potatoes, either mashed or roasted - no sugar, just butter and salt.

Kari said...

Oooh. Pumpkin chip cookies. With icing, and served with cider. Hands down my favorite autumn treat. :)

Brighton Early said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Coincidentally, I'm going to start doing monthly giveaways as well! :D

My absolute fave fall dish is leftover turkey sandwiches with gravy and cranberry sauce. YUM!

Erica said...

Love your page! I'm a big Marilyn Monroe but I would say PEARLS are a girls best friend :)

Favorite fall dish? Pumpkin roll! Preferably made by my grandmother, something about anything she makes is dElish!!!

CutieFruity/TaylorFam said...

my favorite fall dish is the pie plate. You know, it never really gets used at any time of year, and it ALWAYS holds something scrumptious. Okay, totally joking, I know a "dish" isn't what you are looking for. My fav is pumpkin dump cake

daughter of the King said...

My favorite Fall dish isPumpkin Bread. My mother-in-law recently gave me a great recipe and it freezes great, too!

Laura said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE stuffing mostly because I'm too lazy to make it any other time. It does have to be made without onions and raisins though. My mom's stuffing is the bestest. Oh yah, and I do love your soup recipes, rachel (tomato soup and tortilla soup).

Jeweltrinkets said...

My favorite dish that compliments any dinner is home made cranberry relish
I use 2 bags of fresh cranberries. Sorting out any soft berries.
I make sure all fruit is either rinsed, peeled and cored.
Pulse cranberries 4 or 5X's in the food processor.
Throw in 1 orange cubed, no seeds, leaving "some" rind on.
Add 1 pear, 2 honeycrisp or fuji apples. Peeled, cored.
Pulse all together.
Add sugar to taste. Usually it ranges between 1-2 Cups of Sugar. throw in a pinch of salt here and there, and mix.
Let it sit over night and you have the best homemade cranberry relish ever!
Good for freezing to have all year round! Enjoy!!!!

sofia said...

one of my favorites is toasted pumpkin seeds mmmmmmm

Also pumpkin pie cake
* 1 (29 ounce) can canned pumpkin puree
* 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
* 3 eggs
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
* 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
* 3/4 cup butter
* 1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9 x 13 inch pan (preferably metal).
2. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
3. Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture. Melt the butter or margarine, and drizzle it over the cake mix. Sprinkle walnuts over the top.
4. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until done.

Anonymous said...

I would have to say my favorit fall dish is pumpkin chili. It may sound weird but it is VERY good! I also like this time of year because thats when the pumpkin spice lattes come out... yum!


Sweetest Petula said...

hmmm...favorite fall dish? That is so hard. I like turkey. And soups. Any kind of soups. Apples...anything with apples.

did I win?

ehaire said...

I recently found your shop on Etsy and had a great time looking at all of your beautiful work! My favorite fall dish is my great aunt's pumpkin pie. While she's no longer with us, my aunt now makes it every Thanksgiving and by special request...makes one soley for me to take home. =) My favorite tradition is having a slice the morning after Thanksgiving with lots of fluffy whipped cream! Yum!

Thanks for the fun giveaway...

Erika (