Velvet Pumpkins Winner

Time to announce the winner of four velvet pumpkins.  I used and the winner was comment #4, Christa.

Christa, I’ve sent you an email and we’ll get them to you!  Hope you enjoy them!

AND, just for fun I decided to pick a 2nd winner, so comment #2, Andrea will also receive some velvet pumpkins.  I’ve contacted you, as well.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Hopeful Homemaker

Parchment Paper Winners

Thanks so much for all your great comments.  I loved reading about what you’re grateful for right now.  Pausing to feel gratitude is one of life’s simple joys.

I drew the names using a random number generator and the winners are….

, who wrote, “I am grateful to be working two jobs, while the hours are long I am most grateful that the work is currently there for me since I’m a single mom putting a child through college with no help! I thank god for all that, even for being exhauseted because it means I’ve put in a good days work.”

And Deidra , who wrote, “(I’m a friend of Kristen’s) I’m grateful to be heading home for Christmas. I’ve always loved being home for the holidays, but moving 2,000 miles away makes me even more exited for that fill-me-to-the-top, cozy and happy feeling! And I’m grateful that with my grad student husband we’ve learned to live on less and exercise our self-reliance! Sometimes it’s not fun to sacrifice, but I know we’re blessed for living within our means.”

Congratulations, Ladies!  Please send me your addresses and I’ll get your parchment paper in the mail to you first thing next week.  I hope it will make your holiday baking simpler and more fun.

Hopeful Homemaker

Parchment Paper Giveaway!

Baking with parchment paper was a luxury right up until the day I purchased one of these packages.

It’s been on my gratitude list ever since.  I bake almost everything on parchment paper now.  When I roll out cookie dough, I roll it out on parchment paper, which means no more transferring dough to the pans!  Just pick up the paper and you’re done.  Getting things out of pans is equally simple.  Seriously, I love this stuff and I promise you will, too.

It’s high quality, used in commercial kitchens, and is pre-cut to the size of a large cookie sheet.  Each package contains 100 sheets.

Because it’s the holidays and because I’d love to make someone’s life simpler, I’m giving away two packages of parchment paper.  I’ll randomly draw two names, and each will win one package of parchment paper.  To enter, please leave a comment telling me what you’re most grateful for TODAY.  Right now, at this moment.  It can be big or small, profound or simple.  I just want to read about what YOU are thankful for.

Here’s mine.  At the moment I’m typing this, I’m most grateful for second chances.  Specifically, I’m thankful for the chance to open my heart and get UN- stuck .

Comments will close the night of Friday, November 20th.  I’ll announce the winner on Saturday.  One comment per person, please!  Good luck!

Hopeful Homemaker