Thursday, August 23

One fabulous find on Facebook!

 
As I write this, it is late Thursday evening and I see that my last post was made an entire week ago! Oh, I should not go so long without blogging but I was in "vacation mode" and found myself really enjoying life.  I got so relaxed at our weekend quilt retreat (pictures coming soon) that I just can't get back "in the swing of things". And with the cooler temperatures here in Minnesota, I found myself sitting in the chair on my front porch .... a lot!  In the evening, I was in my sewing room, sitting in my sewing chair and doing some stitching or sketching. And I could not put down another good book by Sandra Dallas.  Oh, I have really enjoyed this past week!  And while I may not have been blogging, I spent some time on Facebook where I love to connect with family and friends. And that's where I found this..........

Isn't that cover picture enticing?  I want to make caramel apples now!!  And the title of that magazine is perfect.......  FOLK, all about Real. American. Living!!!  I got a chance to preview this issue and inside, there are more delicious fall treats, lots of vintage inspired Halloween ideas, and so much more!  You all know my favorite season is fall and I am anxiously awaiting that crisp, cool air and the turning of the leaves.  Planning to decorate my front porch for Fall this very weekend!  I am in full agreement with editor Ben who writes in this issue.........."Fall is my favorite season".  Enough said.  :-)

So how did I get  a chance to preview this Fall issue? Well, one of my Facebook friends posted about the magazine and when I saw those caramel apples, I just had to check it out. Then I saw that they were looking for Folks to blog about FOLK. And if they did........there was a free subscription in it and one for a reader. I e-mailed that I'd love to participate and shared a link to my blog. I was delighted when I got a reply that it was a "GO!" 
Soooooooooooooooo, would you like to have a chance to win a subscription to this wonderful magazine? You'll find it's full of great articles on everything that makes everyday life enjoyable.........home, antiques, the arts, hand-crafted traditions, music, good food, travel to small towns and visits to Main Street and local businesses, American made products, all the things that make for great living. The photography is stunning and the articles are so well-written.  I live in the small town of Henderson, Minnesota that is just the kind of place you might find in this magazine.  It's a great place to enjoy everything that FOLK is about. I can hardly wait to get my subscription!  The magazine also has a blog so be sure and check it out here.
And now .......... all you have to do is leave your name and your e-mail address in the comment box for a chance to win a subscription. My regular readers know that I love to ask you all a question when I do a giveaway, and soooooooo, here it is.............

What thing do you most enjoy that says.......
Real.   American.   Living.
Tell me please!
 
Add your name/comment now. Giveaway closes at midnight Saturday, August 25th. Winner will be posted shortly after midnight CST and you must reply by 5:00 CST Sunday, August 26th. Best of luck to all! Have a great weekend!
Sandi

AND THE WINNER IS.............. DIANE! Check out her blog .......... Bearly*Wild She makes wonderful Memory Teddy Bears!

34 comments:

B Greene said...

It looks like a wonderful magazine - thanks for the chance to win!

To me, nothing says Real American Living more thana cheeseburger and corn on the cob :-) or maybe I am just hungry...

beckygreene10 (at) gmail (dot) com

Laura in IA said...

Sharing good times with family.
lhs4664(at)q(dot)com

Barbara said...

I love it when my neighborhood closes off my street for all to gather and enjoy dinner - much fun by all generations

mamarose AT gmail DOT com

Joanne Lendaro said...

It's very, very easy to let blogging slide. Non-bloggers don't realize how time consuming it can become. Keep tabs on you via fb and enjoy seeing you, I do keep a low profile on fb as it too can become very time consuming.

The weather is changing and we are having cooler evening and mornings here in NH and thinking about the oncoming winter.

Enjoy the down time! We all need it.

Christine M said...

Although I live in Australia, what I think is real American living is when I see photos of all the pumpkins decorating everyone's houses. I wish we did it here!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

In the last couple of years, I've had the opportunity to travel with my hubby across the US. Last year we drove from Florida to Kansas through countless states (one route up and different back). It was so beautiful to see MY country and visit with heartland folks. This year we traveled north up to NJ, via our countrys Captial. To me, Real.American.Living is seeing the land that I love and drinking in the history that makes our Country the great nation that it is. Thanks for this amazing giveaway. The magazine looks awesome!

annemarie said...

I think Real American Living is the freedoms we enjoy as Americans - we live in a great country. a(dot)haun(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

lynaeve said...

I most enjoy sewing.

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a great magazine. To me real American living is the celebration on the 4th of July - flags, BBQ, fireworks and happy faces.

Judy1522 said...

Real America to me is all about family and spending time together especially at holidays.

Diane Wild said...

Sitting beside the lake with a glass of lemonade and maybe a piece of apple pie after a swim, or in my case, a tour on the floaty. This magazine looks like fun. Thanks for the chance.

Kelly Ann said...

Sitting on the front porch and watching the world go by...living in the country that means watching the birds, squirrels, deer and cows...perfect-living.
Kelly Ann

kellyannquilts at gmail dot com

Sandi said...

Sent to my e-mail.....
I love our country and get tears at watching a marching band at a parade, love to see children laughing, enjoy our grandkids no matter what age...11-24, never get tired of making rye bread or feeding teenage boys!, still get a quicken in my heart when my husband comes home, love watching the fireflies at night, really like the county fair and the best part is seeing people I know that I haven’t seen since last fair...plus everyone has more time to stop and chat!!.

Sounds like a good magazine!

Jolyn

Dee said...

I love family time - campfires, state fair, holidays. This is American living to me. Love the 4th of July to celebrate our country, and my husbund and son who have served our country.

Angela Moore said...

Real american living to me are the celebrations and festivals, madi gras, fourth of July, cinco d mayo,greek,italian, and so.

grandmatomato said...

Stopping in small towns when we travel or do day trip. Every thing seems to be at a slower pace.
Sandy k
grandmatomato@yahoo.com

Me and My Stitches said...

Hearing the Star Spangled Banner gets me every time. Sounds like a great magazine - thanks for the chance to win!

Bud and Marsha said...

Love that photo and I'm sure the magazine will be spectacular. I'd love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you.

Bud and Marsha said...

Sorry; I forgot to answer your question. I love camping...visiting state and national parks enjoying the beauty of America.
Marsha

Luann said...

I love putting up my Ameeican flag and seeing all of my neighnors are now doing the same. Such an incredible sight to see them all.

Susan in WNY said...

Real American Living to me is visiting a county fair. Everyone entering is showing off their best. I enjoy visiting the barns and seeing all the animals and their owners, esp. the young children who are showing for the first time and they truly love their animals and enjoy telling those that pass through about them. The county fair can also bring families together. I enjoy seeing a grandparent telling a grandchild what it was like for them when they were on the farm or visiting a relative over the summer who had a farm when they were young.

Susan in WNY said...

I forgot my email address:
sralyea(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kate said...

Real American living, to me, is Community. When your neighbor needs help getting the hay done before rains come and a bunch of us sramble to get out there and help... When you gather at the local Library or Firehouse or Church and enjoy one anothers company

QuilterLaura said...

Oh, I just love all the small towns' little festivals and fairs. They are usually centered around food, go figure...the apple festival, blueberry festival, etc. They are so fun, just plain old clean fun!

Beth said...

My small towns fourth of July parade complete with military honor guard, boy and girl scouts on decorated bikes, girls from the twirling school, boys from martial arts, old guys in old cars, young guys in muscle cars, old folks from nursing homes and of course the politicians...I love our parade..it is pure Americana!
Jfelb@ yahoo.com

Happy Valley Primitives said...

I love growing our own fruits and veggies and enjoying this hard work all through the winter. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ilene
happyvalleyprimitives(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beadbugbit said...

Real American Living . . . is the emotions and patriotic feelings I get when I hear "the Battle Hymn of The Republic." Also, looking in my art studio at my wall of wool and fabric, and knowing how fortunate I am to have the abundance and availability of craft supplies. I'd love to have a magazine that supports that!

Anonymous said...

Nothing says real American living like a picnic at the lake, with hot dogs, hamburgers and all the fixens to go with it including disposible dishes.
mhuewe@redlake.k12.mn.us
Marge in MN

Anonymous said...

Nothing says real American living like a picnic at the lake, with hot dogs, hamburgers and all the fixens to go with it including disposible dishes.
mhuewe@redlake.k12.mn.us
Marge in MN

Anonymous said...

Real American Living to me means gathering with my family, food, fun. 4th of Juky with the family too, especially if we go to the parade. Standing when the flag goes by. Begging candy from the kids!

Anonymous said...

OOOps guess I should have left an email addy on my post, its the one above on family, 4th of July, parade.
m_russom@yahoo.com

Lucy said...

Looks like a fun magazine! Besides hanging out with family (especially on the 4th of July) and researching ancestors, I think it's real American living when I piece a scrap quilt. I am being both frugal and creative and am watching over my family by keeping them warm and comfortable.
Lucy lucyqp(at)msn(dot)com

hennies.pennies said...

My absolutely favorite American think is Apple Pie... made with fresh off the tree Macintosh apples, made on a Sunday afternoon for a family gathering. A-la-mode, of course, with vanilla ice cream! Mmmmmmmmmm!! Makes me happy all over just thinking about it! Be especially blessed, Kathy

desertskyquilts said...

Yes, it looks enticing and delicious, but my eye was drawn to the poor book!

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