Monday, October 22, 2012

In Honor of Ruby {a little giveaway}

Meet Ruby

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She is the niece of my good friend Andrea. She only lived 15 days. She touched many lives during her short time here on earth. You can read more about her amazing life here.  I was honored that Kristin would ask me to be a part of Ruby’s 15 days of Ruby  Giveaway to celebrate what would have been her first birthday.

We were asked to find something red to giveaway. I had fun finding something for this. I have 3 things that I am giving away today.

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One is this awesome Ruby red peacock necklace.I originally bought it for Andrea for her birthday. It reminded me of her because Tessa was a peacock for Halloween last year, and it was Red. I knew Andrea liked to wear red to honor Ruby. When Kristin & Andrea asked if I would participate in the giveaway I knew it had to giveaway this necklace. {Sorry I never mailed it Andrea! I am really bad at going to the post office, but maybe you will win it; if not I will have to find you another one!} Andrea spent the 2 weeks before Halloween with Kristin and Ruby last year and she got home the day before Halloween and had to get the costume for Tessa together. I also found this cool necklace at Pier 1. I loved the red heart, because Ruby touched so many hearts during her short time  here on earth.The last thing I have for you is this little sign for your house. I have one that is painted black, but I made this one red for Ruby. I keep mine on my mantle and it reminds me how much I love my family.

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on this post and tell me one thing you love to do with your family in the Fall. We love just being outside, riding bikes or jumping on the trampoline; just enjoying the nice weather.  All comments must be in by Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 9:00 pm. Make sure you leave your email so I can contact the winner to mail you your package!

38 comments:

Stacy said...

What a sweet giveaway, I read Andrea's blog and found yours through her. My family likes to light our firepit on the deck and just hang out catching up on life with our kids, we also roast marshmellows, it very cozy!! Fall is my favorite. Even though it's still a bit warm here in Texarkana, Tx, just down the road from you!!

Pam said...

Such a sweet giveaway, thank you for your support, I am Ruby's nana and appreciate your friendship with Andrea I am glad she met you while she lived in Arkansas. We love yo ride up the canyon and see the beautiful autumn leaves in the fall. Fall is my favorite season!

Pam said...

Sorry was I suppose to leave my email too? Here it is pamdegraw@yahoo.com. Thanks again Marji

Brittany said...

We love to go to a local barn and go for a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and pick out our pumpkins! Our kiddos absolutely love it! Another thing we love to do is go for a ride up in the mountains to see all the beautiful colors! I absolutely love everything about fall....especially fall baking! ;)

May Memories said...

We love going to the pumpkin patch and taking a hayride!! All the yummy foods that go along with fall are enjoyed too!:)
shannonlilly524@hotmail.com

Chad, Jess and Lexi said...

What a great giveaway! We love to go to any local pumpkin patch and find that perfect pumpkin. We can't wait to carve them but hold out until a few days before Halloween! Thanks! jessicacart.1@gmail.com

The Wigginton Family said...

Our favorite thing to do is jump in puddles after it rains. My boys love it! my email is wigginton.heather at gmail. thanks!

Alesha said...

How cute! My favorite thing is the pumkpin patch. I love picking out just the right pumpkins to carve and then going back after Halloween for a few more that can sit on our porch through Thanksgiving.

apolsen1006@gmail.com

Cathy said...

I just love being inside with family in the fall. Anything to do with my family I enjoy it. davies210@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

I just love being inside with family in the fall. Anything to do with my family I enjoy it. davies210@hotmail.com

Whitney said...

Rides up American fork canyon. They are the best in the fall! Roxymyrl21@gmail.com

Dave and Lindsay said...

Love this giveaway! I like rides up and canyon and mornings with hot cocoa. Lindsaydrobbins@gmail.com

Holli Raymond said...

Living in Montana our Falls are a lot colder then most places. We bundle up and go for drives in Glacier National Park, fires in our backyard fire pit, and most times, curl up under a blanket with the wood stove blaring reading books, watching movies, and drinking hot chocolate. But best of all, Fall baking is the favorite! Pies, pumpkin treats (cookies, muffins, cheesecake, etc), and decorating sugar cookies. Hmmm. :)
hollim78@gmail.com

Daun said...

We LOVE the fall traditions for our family: going for rides looking at leaves,hunting at cabin, carving pumpkins, roasting seeds, Halloween night dinner, etc.

sorensen6@yahoo.com

THE YOUNG-INS said...

What a nice gift to honor a beautiful baby girl. Today I am watching my friend's 4 year old even though I already have 6 kids at my house and everyone is cranky...but she called in need and I said yes. :)

I love raking leaves and jumping into them in the fall. Unfortunately in Oregon, they are usually WET!

sariah.melina@gmail.com

brigette said...

I love this!! We like to drive or hike up the mountain and see the fall leaves!! My email is brigey5689@gmail.com

jennifer rogers said...

I love to spend time at the park with the kids and going on family walks. jennifernoelanirogers25@hotmail.com

Tate, Jody, Jocelyn, and Tyler said...

i love to take my kids to the local pumpkin patch and to seaworld for the halloween events. they both help me feel like its fall even though its still hot here!
jody
jodododo@Hotmail.com

Amber said...

what a great give away. I follow Andrea's blog and have fallen in love with the sweet story of Ruby. How special she truly was. We like to pile leaves onto the trampoline and jump in them! We also like to go for walks in the evenings and listen to the leaves under our feet. My 20 month old daughter is absolutely in love with "squishing" leaves. amber.hill213@gmail.com

The Diaries of a Wimpy Mom said...

We love to go down by the airport and watch airplanes fly over head, and we like to play at the park. We live in AZ so fall is pretty mild around here!

laurensikora@hotmail.com

KW said...

I am entering for my friend, Chandi, who is also an Angel mother.
She says:
We LOVE Fall! My favorite time of year!!! LOVE going to pick out pumpkins as a family, painting/carving them, jumping in the leaves, seeing the Fall colors & enjoying the weather!

Bean Sprouts said...

We love to bake together in the fall!

Thinking of precious Ruby :)

(email is in profile)

The Small Bevell Bunch said...

We love being outside playing anything and everything in the cooler weather and seeing all the different colors. We also bake together and I love the fun holidays that we get to make cookies for our friends :)

The Small Bevell Bunch said...

Sorry my email is rdbevell@hotmail.com

Shirley said...

What a cute giveaway!

I don't think I can just pick one thing. I just love doing activities that bring our family closer together, pumpkin patches, carving/painting pumpkins, making pumpkin cookies, getting ready for Halloween, drinking hot chocolate and so much more. shirleyhale21@hotmail.com

Ammon & Ali said...

How fun! I love to spend time outside with my family. I like to take my little boy in the jogging stroller and go for runs in the mild weather. He loves to be outside, so it's great. Also, I grew up on a farm, so I always try to go home during harvest to enjoy that, and let my son go on the tractors with Papa and spend time with his grandparents. Thanks for doing this!
ali.m.mcbride@gmail.com

Brendan, Calli, Taylor, Keaton, and Brody said...

Fall in Arizona is more like a continuation of summer... but we still love to get ready for Halloween and the thought of cooler weather! One tradition we have is to drive up to the white mountains and spend a weekend in Showlow. We love to have the family time without t.v., computers, or even phones! It is a great start to our holiday season!

Heather said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for hosting. We live in Seattle, so in the fall we love to root on the Huskies and Seahawks at the football games here in town. One of my other favorite fall activities is having our fall photo taken too. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway in honor of Ruby - HAH1202 at aol dot com

Bre said...

This has been such a fun way to honor Ruby. My favorite thing to do with my family during the Fall is watch football games and walk the dogs. :)

Yasemin said...

What a great giveaway! Our family loves all things Halloween! We love making our costumes, and this year my husband has been working feverishly on a Herbie "Love Bug" costume for our son...paper mache and all. And we love having neighbors over for pumpkin cheesecake every fall.

Yasemin said...
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Yasemin said...

Forgot my email....yrice2002@yahoo.com

Briza said...

Such a sweet giveaway! My family loves to go to Julian (A small town in the mountains of San Diego) for the Apple Festival and to eat yummy apple pie!

wbusenbark said...

Ruby was and is a special little girl. Thanks for helping Kristin with the give away. In my family, fall always means the family spends time canning applesauce and other garden goodies.

Frost Cake Co. said...

What a sweet and thoughtful giveaway. My family - my husband and my two kids Owen {3} and Amelia {1} love to spend our fall days together. We love to stay in our PJ's longer than normal on the weekend, walk to the local bagel store and enjoy breakfast {looking at all the pumpkins and other decorations during our walk}, bake cupcakes or prepare a crock pot dinner, and just enjoy the coziness that is our life. At night we bundle up and go for a "night walk" with our flashlights while admiring all the stars {we call the stars "little angels in heaven" and Ruby's star shines so bright}!

Amber said...

I LOVE everything about Fall. The crisp air, the delicious soups, the pumpkin flavored treats, pretty much everything. My most favorite thing is probably my Family Halloween Party. Everyone gets together (40+ people) and we have a costume contest which includes a dance off (always hysterical) and a trophy that comes back each year to be passed around to the winner. It's such a fun time and I look forward to it every year.

Amber Tarin amber@isholatarin.com

Katrina said...

we love going for a boat ride on the lake or out biking...we also love to be outside during this weather...even here in Florida it is nice out.

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Our Little Hatch Family !!! said...

Dang I haven't bloged for two day and I miss your cut off by 45 minutes...I'll just tell ya anyways...I LOVE being outside and letting the kids ride their bikes s and scooters around or going for long drives in our Bronco...seeing all the changes in the leaves and the beauty is sooo breath taking! I love the fall!!!

In Honor OF Ruby I sent a CD called "Born Brave" to a dear friend in Vegas who just lost her baby girl due to a birth defect...it reminded me so much of sweet Ruby I just had to find something to help ease her pain...I have been meaning to share it but just wanted to do so now...Thanks!

Thanks Marji it really was so sweet of you to host this little give away even if I did miss it...I loved the stuff you came up with too and might have to find out where you purchased the necklace!


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