This, my dear friends, is our 100th post since we started this blog in 2009. We wanted to do something special to celebrate, so we decided to do a giveaway. I (Kathryn) personally love giveaways and always enter them, even though I never win. My sister won one once so that’s my motivation!
But first, let me tell you about our wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We went to Nova Scotia to celebrate this lovely holiday with the Jamieson family, since it was going to be our last Thanksgiving together for a while. The weather was warm and sunny, there were pumpkin and apple baked goods galore and we were all together, which doesn’t happen very often since our family is so large. We went to see some of Kentville’s finest Pumpkin People.
We took a family picture on a very large chair.
We went to the Wolfville Farmer’s Market, which was awesome except for the fact that we wanted to buy a whole bunch of produce but it would have been pointless, since we were being fed by my parents. Being accustomed to the crowds at the Fredericton Market, it was such a surprise to actually be able to walk around at a leisurely pace, and not have to worry about running people over with the stroller. The market had a great assortment of items for sale and we did end up getting a few of our favourites: cheese curds from Fox Hill Cheese House and Samosas. When we lived in Wolfville we used to go to the market all the time and it was really nice to be back.
We also stopped by JustUs, my favourite cafe, and bought our giveaway prize for this post…but more on that later! I love their motto – People and the Planet before Profits – and I love their products.
Mom and Dad made a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, which was absolutely delicious. Especially the homemade, from scratch, apple and pumpkin pies! They even went all out and got a free range organic turkey which was huge and scrumptious! Tim played a lot of Mario on the Wii, since we don’t have a video game system any more. At times it was quite amusing, especially when some of us less experienced gamers joined in!
My parents also wanted a nice family picture of us, so we did a little photo shoot:
We stopped in Moncton on our way back to Fredericton for a meal with Tim’s family and got a great family photo there too:
It was nice to break up the drive and visit with Nana and Grampy Cross before heading home. Of course, the delicious food – including another pumpkin from scratch! – was a bonus too:)
Over all it was a fantastic weekend and we’re so happy we decided to make the trip. Now we’re back to facing the daunting task of moving, packing, sorting…etc. It will be all done by next Tuesday, thankfully!
In the mean time, and since you probably won’t hear from us for a while with all the traveling and moving we’re going to be doing over the next few weeks (we leave Fredericton on Tuesday, October 18 and board the plane from Halifax on Saturday, October 29) we’re going to give one lucky winner an awesome, cool-weather prize package!
We know that there are a lot of you who read our blog but never comment (we see the site stats), so if you’re one of those people, here’s your chance to come out of the woodwork! You will want to enter this giveaway, believe me. I personally would like to keep the prize for myself, but that wouldn’t be very generous would it?
To entice you more, here is what’s up for grabs:
1 bag of JustUs Peppermint Stick Dark hot chocolate
1 canister of JustUs looseleaf Rooibos tea
1 looseleaf tea diffuser
2 JustUs chocolate bars – one white and one dark chocolate
This is a great prize for anyone needing some comfort and warmth on these cool October nights. To be eligible to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the following question:
What is the best “green”/natural/alternative product or lifestyle change you’ve incorporated into your life over the last few years, and why?
The responses to this question will help us find out about some cool new stuff we can investigate/blog about, and help us get to know you better. We’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner. You have until Sunday, October 16 at 8pm ADT to comment, after which point we will do the draw and announce the winner in our 101st blog post (after e-mailing the lucky person). If the winner is someone we are going to see before we fly across the world, we will deliver the prize personally; if not, we will mail it out.
We look forward to reading all your answers and finding out more about who is really following our blog! Happy 100th post and thanks for being part of K&T – Life Adventures!