October Giveaway!

My daughter-in-law, Shaina, and I decided to have a monthly craft day, where we get to sit and chat and do something fun. I love that.

Our first foray into craft day was wreaths.  We made Halloween and Thanksgiving wreaths.  Check out my supplies.


I went to Hobby Lobby and Walmart and picked up things I liked and four wreath frames. The shopping part was probably the hardest part because I didn’t have a clear vision of how I was going to pull this all together, but figured I could always go back to the store to pick up other things if needed.

I think they turned out pretty awesome, what do you think? Here are the Halloween wreaths I made.  The one without the witch legs, I gave away to a member of my street team for her promotional help.  The other one graces my front door as I write this.

halloween-wreath-with-legs    halloween-wreath-without-legs

Then, on to the Thanksgiving wreaths.  I found an awesome little metal pumpkin in golden tones, which was actually a lawn ornament, but I cut off the bottom and added it to the wreath.  I love the way it turned out.  The other one is cute too, but my grandkids loved the little squirrel, so that’s the one I’m keeping for them.

thanksgiving-wreath-with-metal-pumpkin      thanksgiving-squirrel

This leads me to my October giveaway.  The Thanksgiving wreath with the metal pumpkin and white sunflowers is up for grabs.  It’s a one of a kind, hand made, wreath made just for this giveaway.  What do you need to do to enter?  Just click on the Rafflecopter below and tell me how you prepare your home for fall and the coming Halloween and/or Thanksgiving festivities.

Winner will be drawn on November 1, 2016.  Must be 18 years of age to enter. Not applicable in areas where prohibited. (Sorry, has to be said – sad.)

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209 thoughts on “October Giveaway!”

  1. Jenna OJenna O

    I light candles all around our home and bring soft blankets 🙂

    October 2, 2016
  2. Krystal YKrystal Y

    Love the wreath! I really like the mesh just wish I was crafty! ?

    October 6, 2016
  3. Latifa MorrisetteLatifa Morrisette

    I chang the wax scents we use in our wax warmer every season

    October 6, 2016
  4. Mary HelenMary Helen

    Love decorating with pumpkins and mums I also use seasonal wreaths on my door and this year I have a Sunflower one on my front door.

    October 6, 2016
  5. wildnmild4uwildnmild4u

    We have a box of fall decorations. Just a few plastic pumpkins and scarecrows. I like to use pie scents in my burner during the fall.
    Jennifer Rote

    October 6, 2016
  6. Rhonda DRhonda D

    I change the scents and put up a wreath. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win.

    October 6, 2016
  7. Jaime LongJaime Long

    How cute is that wreath and I love that you craft with your daughter-in-law! I really wish I was crafty, but I literally suck at anything creative! We don’t decorate a whole lot for Halloween or Thanksgiving. We will carve pumpkins and that is about it. I think once my son is done trick-or-treating, we will spend more time decorating.

    October 6, 2016
  8. yvonneyvonne

    great giveaway

    October 6, 2016
  9. Michelle KingMichelle King

    Your wreaths turned out amazing! Great job! As for fall, about the only changes I make inside the house are the candles I put out and the hand soaps I use. (Yeah pumpkin season!) Outside, I try to be a bit scarier but I don’t do too much decorating…although I would if I had a lot more $ to spend! LOL! I put a graveyard in my front lawn and spiderwebs on the porch. That sort of thing. I do have a door cover that makes scary sounds when you walk up to it. I put that out for Halloween to scare the kids! 🙂

    October 6, 2016
  10. CoreneCorene

    I don’t usually do anything but this year I just seem to be in the mood to decorate for the holidays. Love your books.

    October 6, 2016
  11. Betty Juleson FinchBetty Juleson Finch

    My Granddaughter has started making wreaths also. Your wreaths are gorgeous!! Thank you for the chance to win it.

    October 6, 2016
  12. MelanieBMelanieB

    I love displaying the fall candles and pumpkin/halloween knickknacks, and also the fall baskets decorated with corn husks and pinecones. Beautiful wreath, thanks for the chance!

    October 6, 2016
  13. DeAnna Branigan KellerDeAnna Branigan Keller

    I buy some pumpkin spice candles or starters, and love going to Michael’s for new decorations to display in our house. We also put pumpkins out side.

    October 6, 2016
  14. Eg KaufmanEg Kaufman

    I love to hang up the kid’s handmade decorations.

    October 6, 2016
  15. alyssa weinzapfelalyssa weinzapfel

    I decorate for harvest time.

    October 6, 2016
  16. JayJay

    For Halloween, I put up window clings and Halloween bat lights and pumpkins. My dog and I get dressed up as the same kind of character and go treats and tricks at our local dog bakery. ?

    October 6, 2016
  17. Anita Scott ShofnerAnita Scott Shofner

    Those wreaths are gorgeous!

    October 6, 2016
  18. Joyce Metz EshlemanJoyce Metz Eshleman

    I decorate for fall/harvest. Wreath, pumpkins, mums and gords outside. Inside I’ve done something different all year. I decided to leave my Christmas Tree up all year and have decorated it for different themes i.e Valentines, Easter and Summer with red, white and blue and lighthouses/summer. For fall I decorated it with garlands of leaves, fall bouquets, pumpkin lights and bows at the top. Each season has turned out pretty neat.

    October 6, 2016
  19. Tracey McTracey Mc

    I decorate with pumpkins and fall flowers.

    October 6, 2016
  20. Juli HallJuli Hall

    I usually go all out for Halloween but I’m going to be out of town this year so I’m not going to decorate

    October 6, 2016
  21. VirginiaVirginia

    I usually don’t decorate to much for Halloween but I do give out a lot of treats. In the fall I do a lot of cleaning in the house because I fix a big dinner for the family for Thanksgiving.

    October 6, 2016
  22. Shelby ForbesShelby Forbes

    My 6 yo has skeletons that have their rightful place on our front door and in the bush at the entryway. It wouldn’t be Halloween without them.

    October 6, 2016
  23. Josie LeeJosie Lee

    I put my Halloween table cloth on and I hang up some ghosts. That is all, because the hubby does not like me decorating for anything. I cook Thanksgiving dinner for the family.

    October 6, 2016
  24. Christina MorganChristina Morgan

    I put up the Halloween wreath my mom made.

    October 6, 2016
  25. Lori Anne Twelves ShoreLori Anne Twelves Shore

    I love putting up all my Halloween and fall decorations!

    October 6, 2016
  26. TaraTara

    Those wreaths a really beautiful!

    October 6, 2016
  27. TaraTara

    I love to make my house look like a haunted house for Halloween its so much fun

    October 6, 2016
  28. Yaritza SantanaYaritza Santana

    I love to decorate with pumpkins and a cute wreaths

    October 6, 2016
  29. Mary OrrMary Orr

    I also make grapevine and pinecone decor for the holidays. I also have a collection of over 40 Santas.

    October 6, 2016
  30. Misty DawnMisty Dawn

    Hi, I love to set out Halloween decorations because the little ones love it. Thanks.

    October 6, 2016
  31. Merri SteeleMerri Steele

    My favorite Halloween decoration that I do is my tree. I found a spooky looking tree at Walmart a few years ago and I put it on our front lawn and decorate it.

    October 6, 2016
  32. Jennifer HermanJennifer Herman

    We put out decorations.

    October 7, 2016
  33. John HermanJohn Herman

    We decorate the house for the holidays.

    October 7, 2016
  34. Kai W.Kai W.

    I always reuse my Holidays decoration every year with an exception of buying something unique to liven up the display.

    October 7, 2016
  35. Trisy C. ArceoTrisy C. Arceo

    I’m a HUGE Halloween fan so I always decorate my house…my “baby dolls” are famous in my family!!????

    October 7, 2016
  36. Brenda BaumanBrenda Bauman

    I usually decorate with fall foliage, pumpkins, and the fall colors which gets me through Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving! (I do switch out ghosts, witches, and goblins with turkeys and pilgrims for Halloween and Thanksgiving)

    October 8, 2016
  37. Sandra SpileckiSandra Spilecki

    The wreaths must take nimble fingers!

    October 8, 2016
  38. Michelle HollowayMichelle Holloway

    I don’t ususally do much for fall or Thanksgiving, decorating wise. I do however decorate for Halloween, it is my favorite holiday!

    October 9, 2016
  39. ColdmamajennColdmamajenn

    I do lots of messy spider webs with gross bugs and freaky animals peeking out around the steps and a mini graveyard beside the front stoop. I switch out for happy fall stuff and pilgrims in November

    October 9, 2016
  40. Julie StaffordJulie Stafford

    Because we travel between here and Florida we don’t do much decorating. At Thanksgiving we have all the people in the park that we live in and know that have no place to go to our house for dinner. We all have a really good time. And the people that would be home alone have a good dinner and a nice visit with friends.

    October 9, 2016
  41. Julie StaffordJulie Stafford

    Hi, I’m back. I changed my mind and joined the giveaway for October. I couldn’t resist after I seen the picture of it on the blog page. It really is gorgeous. You did a beautiful job!!

    October 9, 2016
  42. Tiffany S.Tiffany S.

    I love fall! It’s my favorite time of year, and Halloween and Thanksgiving are my favorite holidays. I think part of it is the colors. The oranges, reds, and browns of changing leaves are beautiful. I have a bunch of fall decorations in those colors that I put throughout the house. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I love the wreaths.

    October 11, 2016
  43. Carol SmithCarol Smith

    Halloween wreath then a Thanksgiving wreath. Mums, pumpkins and gourds on the ground to the side of the front door. Mums of various colored in the front window.
    Love the wreaths pictured above.
    Thanks for the chance.

    October 13, 2016
  44. Amanda AvakianAmanda Avakian

    I let me kids help decorate. We go to the pumpkin patch and pick out some pumpkins and they draw pictures.

    October 13, 2016
  45. Tammy HTammy H

    Wow! You guys did a great job. I’m a little bit envious that you have the time and the talent to create such fun beautiful things.

    October 13, 2016
  46. Karen HKaren H

    I really admire people who have the patience to do these crafts. I don’t…that’s why I like bazaars and giveaways with crafty prizes! As I’ve gotten older, I’m invited to spend holidays at the homes of my kids. I don’t do much in the way of decorating anymore. I live in an apartment building so I do some decorating at my door.

    October 13, 2016
  47. Lexee TosteLexee Toste

    We put out a few decorations and we always carve pumpkins for Halloween.

    October 13, 2016
  48. Marty C.Marty C.

    We’re so busy, we really don’t do very much…

    October 13, 2016
  49. Denise ShermanDenise Sherman

    your Thanksgiving Wreath is beautiful… thank you for the opportunity

    October 13, 2016
  50. Kate Thomas SchoenherrKate Thomas Schoenherr

    Beautiful wreath!

    October 13, 2016
  51. Susan McCollum DoughertySusan McCollum Dougherty

    The wreath is beautiful! I would love to have it on my front door. I used to do lots of decorating every holiday, but the older I have gotten, the less I decorate. I could easily do a wreath though.

    October 13, 2016
  52. Julie FancherJulie Fancher

    I have to say Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, just because of the stress level.. so I usually just do some low key fall decorations that lead into Thanksgiving!
    I absolutely love your wreaths!

    October 13, 2016
  53. Stephanie H.Stephanie H.

    All your wreaths turned out really pretty and I wish that I were that crafty. For the fall holidays, I use various decorations throughout the home to celebrate.

    October 13, 2016
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    October 13, 2016
  55. Penny LeideckerPenny Leidecker

    I absolutely love your wreaths. You did a fantastic job. I have different Halloween decorations that I use each year. My daughter has taken on the pumpkin carvings that sit on our porch. Thank you so much for the chance.

    October 13, 2016
  56. Ashley MainsAshley Mains

    I like to pull out all the fall decorations- turkeys, leaves, pine cones, etc!

    October 13, 2016
  57. reneegreneeg

    I have a scarecrow and a couple of turkeys that I put out. However, Christmas is our big decorating binge.

    October 13, 2016
  58. JaneJane

    We make table center piece, put up a welcome sign with fall design & use a fall table runner.

    October 14, 2016
  59. JillJill

    Since I love cats and we have a black cat, we decorate with different black cats around the house

    October 14, 2016
  60. Suleika SantanaSuleika Santana

    Right now all I have is a pumpkin that I bought at Target (black one, plastic but very pretty) but I will be decorating more this weekend. Usually is with things I have bought at different stores throughout the years.

    October 14, 2016
  61. Debra ShuttersDebra Shutters

    wow that is pretty I couldn’t make it and thank you for the chance to win this 🙂

    October 14, 2016
  62. Lois ImelLois Imel

    I decorate my house inside & out. I have a broom that follows you & has a witch laugh, lace on the lamps shades, dropping spider, spooky eyes, skull plates & forks, candlestick skulls with flicker candles & I bake cupcakes, blood juice & etc Out side I have spooky lights, ghost, bats & pumpkins.

    October 17, 2016
  63. Beth RBeth R

    I decorate every month for a holiday

    October 17, 2016
  64. Brandy DorschBrandy Dorsch

    I usually do pumpkins and a few outdoor decorations

    October 20, 2016
  65. lili4rich@yahoo.comlili4rich@yahoo.com

    Thank you for the chance

    October 20, 2016
  66. Robin AbramsRobin Abrams

    We do a lot of Halloween decor with pumpkin, witches cauldron

    October 20, 2016
  67. Cheryl McKnightCheryl McKnight

    Thank you got the chance and for such good PNR reads !

    October 20, 2016
  68. Karen HendersonKaren Henderson

    I love to decorate my house for Halloween. It’s the last holiday I can actually enjoy before peak hits at work. (I work at UPS) Thanksgiving and Christmas I’m so busy with work I struggle some years to even get a tree up

    October 20, 2016
  69. Brittney grajedaBrittney grajeda

    We go crazy with halloween decorations in every room and outside

    October 20, 2016
  70. Crystal GrayCrystal Gray

    We don’t decorate as much as we should for Halloween. We try to get the porch and windows decorated 🙂

    October 20, 2016
  71. Shelly KellerShelly Keller

    I don’t usually decorate for Halloween

    October 20, 2016
  72. Judi RuchJudi Ruch

    We don’t decorate any more.

    October 20, 2016
  73. Elizabeth RobinsonElizabeth Robinson

    We decorate the inside and outside for Halloween. We also dress up for the kids that come to the door.

    October 20, 2016
  74. Debbie RiceDebbie Rice

    Beautiful wreath thank you so much for the opportunity and your generosity

    October 20, 2016
  75. shannon schoolcraftshannon schoolcraft

    They look lovely.

    October 20, 2016
  76. Michelle Morrison MonroeMichelle Morrison Monroe

    These are beautiful!! Wish I could make something like this. Lol. We don’t really do much decorating for Halloween/fall, just a little fall colors on items here and there. I wish we did more. We go all out at Christmas time though.

    October 20, 2016
  77. ginagina

    You did a fabulous job. There is nothing like a handmade gift.!

    October 20, 2016
  78. Mary BrannianMary Brannian

    Getting ready for the holidays… hmmm…. lots and lots of cleaning, followed by lots and lots of baking, eating, and enjoying family, then lots and lots of dishes! Love the wreaths you made; stunning!

    October 20, 2016
  79. Cassie GearyCassie Geary

    All the fall colors come out in my house for the fall!!! I love the oranges, yellows and reds.

    October 20, 2016
  80. Jennifer BeckJennifer Beck

    I love them they are so pretty! but I always work on those days because extra money. so we get candy ready for the little kids for Halloween we love to see what they are dressed as.

    October 21, 2016
  81. Corey Day ClancyCorey Day Clancy

    I enjoy crafts but have never made these types of wreaths. Yours are beautiful!
    For Fall we do cleaning, put up the summer and take down the winter clothes, and decorate. I have more Fall than Halloween things due to where we live, there is no neighborhood to trick-or-treat in. I have found many things over the years at yardsales in the spring and fall.

    October 21, 2016
  82. Melissa HultzMelissa Hultz

    All the wreaths are beautiful!! You and your DIL are very crafty!! ;0)

    October 25, 2016
  83. Barb A. Metheney-KiserBarb A. Metheney-Kiser

    Beautiful… I made a Christmas one with a wire hanger and Christmas ornaments

    October 27, 2016
  84. Susan DyerSusan Dyer

    Your wreaths are so beautiful!!

    October 27, 2016
  85. Sarah HarmonSarah Harmon

    My daughter’s birthday is Oct 20 so every year for her birthday we decorate for Halloween. The kids absolutely love to help.

    October 27, 2016
  86. Marcia CunninghamMarcia Cunningham

    I used to give these as Christmas presents. After many moves don’t know what happened to the one I had.

    October 27, 2016
  87. BJ JamesBJ James

    You are very talented!

    October 27, 2016
  88. Michelle Igou KlingenMichelle Igou Klingen

    I like to decorate the inside of my house so I can see all the festive Halloween decorations. I do leave up some of the orange pumpkins until Thanksgiving

    October 27, 2016
  89. Catherine OjalvoCatherine Ojalvo

    I buy pumpkins and flowers in Fall colors.We also have a Fall flag we put out?

    October 27, 2016
  90. Angela SmithsonAngela Smithson

    I put yummy smelling “Fall” candles everywhere. I decorate the mantle and place a centerpiece on the tanle. We don’t carve pumpkins anymore (we live on the top of a mountain with the only neighbors being my in-laws) so we let the twins do crafts and put them around the house as decorations.

    October 27, 2016
  91. Connie Hamblen WilliamsonConnie Hamblen Williamson

    I’ve never done any Fall decoration, but if I won that wreath, I would probably be inspired to start!

    October 28, 2016
  92. CharleneCharlene

    I decorate my home in fall colors and scented autumn candles.

    October 28, 2016
  93. Krystal McManusKrystal McManus

    I always have a glass pumpkin that I fill with candy corn, got a few more fall items this year…but nothing that’s tradition other than the glass pumpkin with candy corn

    October 28, 2016
  94. Linda HeroldLinda Herold

    I set our Halloween themed things like candy jars, towels, soap dispensers! Happy Halloween to you and your family!

    October 29, 2016
  95. Cindy BartonCindy Barton

    I try to get my carpets cleaned and the furniture and get out my fall decorations.

    October 29, 2016
  96. Desiree KesslerDesiree Kessler

    We put out fall decorations (tablecloth, centerpieces, outdoor flag, etc) & fall scented candles/Scentsy wax. Cranberry is my favorite scent ever! I look forward to it every year 🙂

    October 30, 2016
  97. Julie StaffordJulie Stafford

    Congratulations to Melanie B. For winning that beautiful wreath that P. J. made. It is beautiful.

    November 4, 2016

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