12 Days of Giveaways: #11 and #12!

Hey there!

I’ve been battling a pretty gnarly case of food poisoning for the past couple of days, so I didn’t get around to posting Giveaway #11 yesterday. :-(

I’m happy to report, however, that I’m feeling a smidgen better today, so without further ado, here are both yesterday’s and today’s giveaways!

First up, a vinyl wall graphic and a set of adhesive vinyl chalkboard tags created by the fantabulous LeenTheGraphicsQueen.com

And for our 12th, and final, giveaway of the year you’ll just have to enter for a chance to find out what it is!

If you’d like to throw your name in the hat for a chance to win giveaway #11 or #12, leave a comment on this post between now and ten o’ clock p.m. tomorrow night. (Saturday, 12/25/10) (Central Time)

Wednesday’s winner (Giveaway #10) is…

Congratulations Jami! I’ll be emailing you soon to get your mailing address from you.

And congrats to @SouthernRhoda for correctly answering yesterday’s Twivia question on Twitter! The question was: Fill in the blank: “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you _______.” Answer:Live!

And to today’s Twivia winner- @ampaetka. Today’s question was: Who won Design Star Season 2? Answer: Kim Myles.

Stay jolly and Merry Christmas y’all!


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  1. Carol Ann says

    Great fun! I enjoyed the anticipation, even if no one called my name…
    Have a joyous Christmas and War Eagle, Layla and Kevin!

  2. says

    Me, pick me! :) Thank you for taking the time and being so generous with these series of giveaways. May you have a wonderfully blessed Christmas!

  3. Shana says

    Feel better!!! Love the vinyl *and* can’t wait to find out about the surprise

  4. says

    Sorry your sick and hope you feel 100% before tomorrow!! and thanks for doing the giveaways they have been fun!! :)

  5. Sabrina says

    Oh , I like this giveaway! XX fingersXX Merry Christmas! I hope u feel better, food poisoning is no fun!! I am recovering from having my thyroid out Tuesday, I tell u its no fun being down at Christmas!

  6. Carolyn says

    I am so sorry to hear about your food poison – I myself have never had it but hear it is awful to go through. Bless you — Merry Christmas to You and Kevin! I would love to be in the giveaway. So Count me in!! Many Blessings for a wonderful Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year – May all your dreams and wishes comes true!

  7. Kim says

    Glad you are on the road to recovery… These giveaways have been soooo fun and I looked forward to it every day.

  8. Debra says

    I am putting my name in the pot also. Prayers for ur recovery! Merry Christmas

  9. Trish says

    MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS….Glad you’re feeling better! Thanks for all the chances to win. Luv it!

  10. says

    Glad to hear your feeling a bit better, hope your feeling much better by tomorrow. Have a fantastic Christmas, the vinyl is beautiful and oh do I ♥ surprises =-)

  11. Diane says

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  12. maggie says

    Oh no…..so sorry you’ve been a sickie. :( As someone who’s had three really bad bouts of food poisoning I can really sympathise with you. Hope you’re feeling much better now.
    Take care and a very Happy Christmas to you and Kevin.

  13. gina says

    Glad you are feeling better! Like to throw my name into the hat again. Love those chalkboard tags. Merry Christmas!!

  14. kaite says

    oo sounds fun! btw have you heard of “Merry Christmas” by Third Day? Warning– it will make your heart melt! My sister is from China and I cried throughout the whole thing. Love that you’re adopting. Merry Christmas :)

  15. says

    Layla, so glad you are feeling better. All the kids here have a 24hr stomach bug. Have a Merry Christmas.
    Look forward to all your projects in the New Year.

  16. Rachael says

    Merry Christmas and feel better soon! I am so excited about these next giveaways! :)

  17. becky up a hill says

    oh..so sorry you’ve been sick..;(…please gently drop my name in your house~Merry Christmas

  18. says

    my favorite of all of the giveaways thus far… “…life is but a dream”. wow. pick me. pick me. pick me. ok, i know it’s random but i had to try. :)

  19. Larissa says

    Sorry you’ve been feeling bad the past couple of days. bummer. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  20. says

    So glad you are feeling better! Thank you so much for the fab giveaways!!

    Joyeaux Noel!

    Art by Karena

  21. says

    Ooops was not sure if I enter once or twice!

    Come and enter my Giveaway from My Sparrow, you will love it!

    Joyeaux Noel!

    Art by Karena

  22. Jaci says

    Merry Christmas!!!!! :o) I hope I win one!!! Fingers and toes crossed!!! Much Love to you and your husband during this season!

  23. Sandra says

    I hope your food poisoning wasnt from an xmas gift ! Get well soon. :)

    Those chalkboard tags are genius :)

  24. Shelley says

    Merry Christmas! and hope you feel better soon! I would love to win either gift – even though I don’t know what one is, I know it will be good if you picked it! Thank you for hosting 12 days of Christmas!

  25. Debbie says

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Thank you for the giveaways…very generous of you!

  26. says

    OOOH! Love this one! =) We just painted our boys’ room (boy #3 coming soon!) and the vinyl saying would be so cute in there! =)

  27. jina says

    Sign me up for both … or either … or whatever. :) And Merry Christmas and thank you fro all that you do each day. You guys inspire me regularly.

  28. kelly in georgia says

    Layla, I do hope you are getting totally well soon! Any of the give-aways would be much appreciated. Thank you for all that you do for your readers. You and Kevin are the best!
    Merriest off Christmases to you both!

  29. Stacey says

    I wish I may, I wish I might, win this little prize tonight…
    Merry Christmas Palmer Family!

  30. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    Feel better, there are lots of cookies to eat! … Merry Christmas Layla and Kevin! You guys are adorable!

  31. says

    I sure hope that bug is kicked to the curb…..that can be nasty. I had something called campylobactor in the Spring. My granddaughter had it first and ws in Childrens’ Hospital for 4 days. SO be really careful if you don’t feel alot better soon.

    Now with that good news out of the way, let me start by telling you that I love your blog. You are your sweety are so cute. Thanks for offering all these great giveaways
    Peace and Joy to you and yours this season.

  32. kimberly says

    Well, somehow I have missed all the other ones! Guess I was too busy with the last minute rush! Vinyl is always cool and mystery gifts??? hmm. I am sure it will be something good :) Merry Christmas!

  33. MelissaM says

    Merry Christmas Layla!!
    Thanks for these wonderful giveaways and feel better soon!!!

  34. Cara Rose says

    Glad your feeling better Layla. Food poisoning is rather tough stuff.

    Thanks for the opp to win something.

    Merry Christmas!


  35. SusanGL says

    Hope you will be full of spunk soon. Merry Christmas to the oh so cute couple.

  36. Susan Pipich says

    Sure hope you are feeling much better very quickly. Thank you for sharing your generous spirit with us these past 12 days…Merry Christmas to you both, and wishes for dreams that come true in the New Year.

  37. says

    Perhaps there will be a bit o Christmas luck on my side =) Would love to win either giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  38. says

    Uggh. I cringe just reading the words food poisoning! I took extra probiotics after reading your tweet about it. You know, just in case :)

  39. says

    LOVE the vynil, and the surprise give-away is….a surprise lol ;)

    Please enter me too. Merry Christmas to you and your family from a VERY COLD the Netherlands BBBBRRRR

  40. Mary Feagley says

    Gooey butter cakes in the oven and getting ready for church…but wanted to send good healthy vibes your way!

    Thanks for all the inspiration this year!

  41. Jana Kroesbergen says

    Merry Christmas! Hope you feel back to normal soon. The chalkboard tags are the cutest thing!!

  42. says

    Merry Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway and hope you feel better by tomorrow!

  43. Rae says

    Hope you feel better soon and hope I get picked for this giveaway…LOL Merry Christmas to you and Kevin and praying you will have a “little one” next year to celebrate with….

  44. ann says

    Hi Layla,
    I’m so sorry to read that you have been sick and in my opinion, with the worst kind of sickness. But am glad to know that you are feeling somewhat better. I wish and pray for a speedy recovery and a Merry, Merry Christmas for you, Kevin and your families!

  45. says

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better! Bummer timing tho. Thanks so much for a chance on these giveaways! Makes the season feel more like the season used to feel…way back in 1985. lol

  46. Julee says

    a la Arnold Horshack on Welcome Back, Kotter with a raised hand,” Ooh-ooh-ooooh!” Pick meeeeeeee for the vinyl labels!

  47. Els says

    had food poisoning before. So nasty! Hope you get feeling better soon.
    And would also be thrilled to win the vinyls…or the ???? give a way.
    Merry Christmas!

  48. Chris P says

    Hope you are feeling much better! Merry Christmas and hoping this is the best one ever!

  49. Tiff says

    Oh no. Food poisoning is misery. I hope you are feeling much, much better by Christmas Day.

  50. Joanna Thompson says

    Holding my breath one last time that I’ll win! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  51. Gina S. says

    Sorry you are sick, hope you are feeling better. I hope you and Kevin have a wonderful Christmas.

  52. says

    Hope you’re feeling better soon Layla!

    Merry Christmas to you booth!

    Thanks for all these chances to win these past several days! I am loving the vinyl and the chalkboard tags!! Crossing my fingers!!


  53. Kris says

    Merry Christmas. Glad to hear you are getting better….my daughter was sick this week too. Thankfully first time in a very long time. Thanks for your Christmas giveaways. Love them all. You have such great taste!

  54. says

    Oh my..I hope you are feeling better soon! What a trooper..you only missed one day of posting! Merry Christmas!

  55. stephanie says

    Sorry you’ve been under the weather. Get well soon! I know I’d feel a lot better if I won either of these giveaways! :)

  56. says

    Oh you poor thing! I hope that you are feeling better and able to enjoy Christmas! Thanks for the great give-aways and I’m looking forward to see what you have to share with us in the new year! Best wishes!

  57. Kathy M. says

    Feel better!! What a rotten time to get sick!!! Thanks for taking the time to post the giveaways.

  58. tina b says

    Hey, hey, hey…lucky me…another chance to win something wonderful. :-) You guys are simply the BEST!

    Wishing you many blessings this holiday season…Merry Christmas!


  59. says

    For food poisoning, try some peppermint tea – don’t boil the water, b/c the heat in boiling water will kill the medicinal properties of the herb – just use plain peppermint, let it steep for 10 minutes, and sip! The peppermint will help to settle your stomach :)

  60. Linda says

    So sorry you are not feeling well at this time of year! Hope you can have a Merry Christmas.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. LaVonna says

    Merry Christmas U two. Geez! hope you feel better. Would love to win the chaulkboard tags. Add my name. Thanks

  62. says

    Oh Layla ~ that sucks but glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Please throw my name in the hat for both! Merry Christmas to you and Kevin.

  63. Tisha says

    A surprise from you? Can’t wait!!! I know it will be great.
    I hope your day is very Merry and you are well soon!

  64. SheilaG says

    Glad you’re feeling better, just in time for Christmas day. Looking forward to knowing what all these surprises are- and maybe even winning one! ;)

  65. geri says

    The gifts are very cute
    but you and Kevin are much cuter.
    I care more about how you are feeling?
    What did you eat?, Cook?
    I hate being sick to my stomache.
    I pray you feel great and have a blessed and joyfilled Christmas.
    Who knows, next year at this time you may both be still up
    wrapping packages, and putting together toys.
    Hugs and Christmas love. geri.

  66. Laura says

    Oooh. I’d love the vinyl wall saying and the chalkboard tags!!! Been wanting some of those tags for a while now. And of course, a surprise is always good too….
    Merry Christmas to you guys too! I know your new year will be a happy one – especially when you fill your nest a little more with a new little one to love. ;)

  67. BrendaS says

    Ugh. Food poisoning…not a very nice Christmas gift! I’d like to be entered in both draws! Merry Christmas!

  68. Sarah says

    Hope you feel better soon Layla. I had food poisoning this week too….NOT FUN! Love all the giveaways, hope I win this time!!

  69. mary m says

    Just received a decal from Leenthequeen. I love her work! She’s the best!
    Get better and Merry Christmas

  70. says

    So sorry you had food poisoning. Hope you feel better real soon and can enjoy Christmas. Just think, this time next year, hopefully you and Kevin will have an extra-special gift….. a new child! I’m praying for that for you! Merry Christmas!!! Love & blessings from NC!

  71. Lisa says

    Merry Christmas, Layla!
    Glad to hear you are feeling a little better.
    Thank you so much for all the great give-aways!
    It has been so much fun seeing who will be the lucky winner.

  72. Leone says

    Oh, sorry you’ve been ill! But am glad you’re on the mend.
    Merry Christmas!

  73. says

    I would LOVE either giveaway. I never win anything. You are so awesome Layla! Merry Christmas and thank you for giveaways!

  74. Mary in AZ says

    Ohhhhh…. I love secret giveaways! Merry Christmas to you and yours this season!

  75. sandy n. says

    Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. Hope you are better soon! Merry Christmas to you both!

  76. Gena says

    May your Christmas be filled with simple joys and sweet memories with your familiy.

    Merry Christ-mas!

  77. says

    Merry Christmas Layla and Kevin!!!!

    Layla, so sorry to hear about getting food poisoning….feel better soon!!!!

  78. Lisa says

    Merry Christmas Layla, Kevin & Max! Feel better soon, Layla. I was JUST thinking I would love the chalkboard tags for my flour/sugar containers, as my lables are peeling off!

  79. Sally says

    Merry Christmas Layla and Kevin. The giveaways are fabulous!! Love them!! Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to win such beautiful LC items!!

  80. sarita says

    i hope that you feel better soon. thank you for the great giveaways! Merry Christmas to you both.

  81. Linda Kish says

    I love a mystery! Count me in. Never know what you can win. Happy Holidays!

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  82. Mariefi O'Malley says

    Happy holidays and hope this finds you well! Please enter my name; would love to win cool stuff from TLC!;) Have a great day & happy new year!:)

  83. Mendy says

    I’d love to put this vinyl on the antique chalkboard I just hung in my dining room. That’s a bummer you’ve been sick during the holidays. Feel better!

  84. says

    I hope you are feeling better—there’s never a good time to have food poisoning!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and may 2011 bring a joyous year for us all!

  85. Jenny says

    Merry Merry!! So thankful for my wonderful family and SNOW on Christmas day, a rarity in the south!!

  86. JuLee says

    I would love to win either. I hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy Christmas

  87. Nancy says

    I hope you are feeling better! Merry Christmas to all!

    I love fun giveaways and mysteries too!

  88. Heather says

    Merry Christmas! Blessings to you and your family!
    Fun giveaway series. Who wouldn’t love one last Christmas gift?!

  89. says

    Merry Christmas Layla & Kevin! I’ve enjoyed visiting here – there’s a lot to see and do!

    I love the wall graphic, so please count me in!

  90. Chris Ann says

    Merry Christmas
    Hope you are feeling 100% soon.
    Can’t wait to see what the surprise is.

    Chris Ann

  91. Dondra says

    Glad you’re feeling better…you and I were in the same boat this week. :S Merry Christmas to you and Kevin!!!!

  92. Kathleen says


    I love Leen’s graphics…thank you for all of these wonderful giveaways!

    Happy Holidays!

  93. Bekah says

    These are great! Merry Christmas! Hope you are feeling better!
    kufb50 at gmail dot com

  94. Danielle D says

    I got food poisoning too on Tuesday night and was in bed for a few days! NOT good right before Christmas with all the last minute preparations. I hope you’re feeling better. I finally am, but still very careful about what I’m eating. I look at it as a jump start to the January weight loss resolution!

  95. Loriann says

    Oh hope you are feeling better and are able to enjoy some holiday time. Merry Christmas to you and your hubby and a Healthy and happy New year.

  96. jennifer says

    I love a surprise!! Please pick me. I’m praying you’re better soon. Merry Christmas!!

  97. Lisa thompson says

    You are amazing to be sick and continue on with Christmas and your giveaway. Thanks so very much.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  98. says

    Merry Christmas Layla & Kevin! Layla, hope you are feeling so much better – food poisoning – not fun!
    Thank you for this awesome 12 days of giveaways!