Monday, December 12, 2011

BOOKS READ 'N' MAKEUP DONE HO! HO! HO! HOLIDAY SPICE: CHOOSE YOUR FLAVOR NAUGHTY OR NICE BLOG HOP TOUR (DEC 12-19)

TOUR RULES!

1) HAVE FUN!!!


2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!


3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, December 12, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, December 19, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
***Winners will be drawn and posted December 20th! ***


4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!


5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!


6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!


***Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***



Hello my friends!  We have been incrediably lucky this Holiday Season.  Books Read 'N' Makeup Done has been sponsored by Kensington for this awesome Blog Hop!

I decorated this Holiday season in blues, silvers and greens.  My tree was done by Dec. 1st,  I did it a little early because what's the use of doing all that work for only a few days lol.

Here's a pic of my Christmas Tree.



For 12 years now I have been painting little houses to make up a full village.  I usually paint about 2 or 3 a year.  You can see them next to the tree.  I love that I did them all myself, it gives me a sense of accomplishment.
Do you have a tradition that you do every year to get ready for Christmas? Get you in the Holiday mood?

I Hope our Wonderful giveaway will help you get in the mood for the Holidays.  This giveaway is for the US/Canada only.  Contest Ends Dec. 19, 2011 and the winners will be announced quickly aterwards.  Thanks so much to all and especially our sponsor Kensington!

Here are the wonderful book you can win!  











MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A VERY WONDERFUL NEW YEAR TO EACH AND EVERYONE!

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19 comments:

mirrormera92 said...

In order to get in the spirit of the holidays, I listen to all of my favorite Christmas songs and I do early Christmas shopping for my family.

Some of my favorites are:
Last Christmas (I like Taylor Swift's version)
This Christmas
Mistletoe by Justin Bieber
Santa Baby
and I have a soft spot for
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, lol!

Thanks for the giveaway! :) ~Mera

Email List Broker said...

I watched Bound By Darkness..... I Did this and I Liked this.

Unknown said...

Usually Christmas shopping gets me in the mood. Once it's all done, and everything is wrapped and under the tree, I'm all happy and full of good cheer - mostly because I know I don't have to fight the crowds anymore, lol!
Thank you for the great giveaway op!!
Happy Holidays!
Gena Robertson
robertsongena@hotmail.com

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Our family tradition is to help with the Christmas Play at our church. I now supervise instead of act in it...Lord the years do go by...
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Sherry Gloag said...

Here's wishing you a successful hop and wonderful holiday from another (UK) Hopper.

desitheblonde said...

what i like is getting the stuff out and do it i got t he tree up and not decorated yet purple is for me i be alone so i get the books done

WakeAngel said...

My mom and I always get together the weekend before Christmas to bake Christmas cookies together! Lots of laugh and fun times!

Christine A. said...

One of our traditions is to set up tree and decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving. I also mail out our Christmas cards too. We bake 20-30 different cookies and make goodie baskets to give to family and friends. Christmas is my favorite holiday. Thanks for this giveaway. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

your1chef at aol dot com

Danielle Williams said...

Each year we make Chex Mix from scratch using our own recipe that we have tweaked over the years. To me it isnt Christmas time until the house smells like Chex Mix :)

ssromans828@yahoo.com

mommy0306 said...

i love christmas music. it gets me in the mood. however i dont listen to it as much as i used too. the kids and i do love setting up the christmas tree on black friday though. :)

Terri M
oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

Nikki said...

Amazing selection of books!! I love your blog!! Thanks for the contest!!
viajeradelmar@aol.com

Nikki said...

Getting all the stuff down from the attic and decorating always gets me in the mood!! Its so much fun. My daughter helped me this year :)
viajeradelmar@aol.com

Talina Perkins said...

What a beautiful family Christmas tree, Leanne! You did a wonderful job and I love the color scheme. And I love how you painted your own village. It's something your children will treasure as they grow and raise their own children.

One family tradition we have in my family is to set up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving evening after the big meal. This year the children did everything themselves including picking out the new decorations when we went shopping for this year new additions. Santas and frosty the snowmans are in abundance this year!

Thank you for sharing your pictures and letting us into your home for a peak at your decorations. *hugs*

~Talina

Christy said...

Your Christmas tree looks great! Only 11 days to go and Christmas will be here! Looks like this is a great giveaway and really good prizes. Thanks christina_92atyahoo.com

RoyalCheryl said...

I am allergic to real trees, so I sent away on line and bought a fake tree you hang on your wall. It has white lights and some red bulbs on it. I put some red bows on it and it looks really pretty. I'm just trying to keep with the Spirit of Christmas like everyone else. The best thing is I don't have to clean up pine needles.

Penny Kathleen said...

Our tradition is to cut down our own Christmas tree!

Jaxs said...

Christmas changed for us 11 years ago Dec.23rd when I became a quadriplegic so getting into the mood has changed as well. Usually, our village hosts a Christmas weekend in early December, where all the store owners hand out goodies like eggnog or cider,chocolate,candy canes etc... While you shop every store has been tastefully decorated old fashioned village style. There are sleigh rides, a pancake breakfast with Santa, and the kids can stay all day at the local mill making crafts to give as gifts to their parents. This is the weekend that gets me into the mood. Missing it, makes it much harder but there is always the standby of decorating the house, tree and of course, shopping(although its mostly online for me now).
By the way your tree looks really nice. This year I decided to try something different and went for a Silver tree with blue decor. It turned out beautiful even though the guys were real naysayers at first, they are all pleasantly surprised. The tree is actually going to Punta Cana for a January 6th celebration but first, it will spend Christmas with our family.

Enjoy your Christmas and may you have a Prosperous New Year.

Jaxs(Suzanne M)

jaxslady-ebooks@yahoo.ca

Jaxs said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that rafflecopter seems to have gone haywire. It tells me the raffle is closed and refused to let me proceed any further. Anyhow, I did all the mandatory events that you requested and I even tweeted out your site. But unless there is something else, I would appreciate if you could help me out with the Rafflecopter problem. As you can tell from the timestamp, It is only 9PM Eastern time. Your time is behind ours not ahead but Rafflecopter is doing the reverse. Anyhow, please have a Merry Christmas. I am not going to lose any sleep nor ignore your blog due to this, lol.

Jax(Suzanne M)

cbusch said...

Thank you so much for the great giveaway. I am excited to have won.

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