Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We interupt the normal blogging for...

A CELEBRATION!

Today happens to be my birthday and I feel like celebrating!!
I woke up to LOTS of b-day wishes on Facebook and will get gifts and go to dinner with my family. Yes, I'm a lucky girl. So, to celerbrate Single Stone style on the blog I thought I would give away a gift to YOU!

Leave a message on the blog today and WIN!!
Tell me something you love about the holiday season. Traditions, family, your favorite sweet goodie you only get to eat this time of year...anything.

Nature's Longing is quickly becoming our hottest new design so that is my choice design to give away today. The winner will get to choose their colors. One for the branch and one for the birds.

You can't win if you don't enter!!
(I'll draw a winner tomorrow - the decal will ship AFTER Christmas)



28 comments:

Sydney said...

What a beautiful design to win!! My favorite part of Christmas for me is watching the kids in our family open their gifts, there's nothing better then the excitement on their faces.

Emma Black said...

I love Christmas with the traditional wooden ornaments on the tree, the smell of fresh-cut needles, cinnamon and orange peel. My children are aged 3 and 1 so will be a delight on Christmas morning when the tree is surrounded by lovingly wrapped gifts and they get to tear them open, love it!

BlushBaby said...

Ahhhh! Thats sooo B-E-A-UTIFUL! It would look splended in my makeup room! I suppose my favorite part of the holidays is the same as yours, because my birthday is Tomorrow! I guess its a love/hate all in one because you love that all your family is down for you big day, but hate the "HAPPY MERRY BIRTH-CHRISTMAS Presents! I don't know how my family got away with giving my little sister both birthday and christmas gifts, but I get the combo 2 in one gifts! I'm sure you were in the same boat!
xoxoRish

Stephanie Harrison Photography said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is what Christmas is all about. The birth of my Savior, Jesus Christ! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

Mary K said...

Great design! I would love to win!

Mavi said...

Happy Birthday!!!

This is our son's first Christmas (he is 6 months), so it's going to be special for the entire family! This year, I started a new tradition and made a wreath and stockings. I plan to include the little one in the future in lots of holiday crafts.

Crafty in Paradise said...

A fun tradition our family has, is that we stay up until midnight on Christmas Eve, then everybody opens their presents after midnight. That way we get our presents on Christmas eve,and Christmas day! It helps that we're night owls! Beautiful decal!

Tracy said...

I would love this! I am a big fan of vinyl decals and this is gorgeous.

Sarah McDonald said...

first happy birthday! This year my favorite thing is my duaghters joy, and her interest of "I can ask Santa for this". But we had a wonderful surprise last night with some neighbors going caroling through the neighborhood. It was great to see some kids continuing a fun tradition and one I remember doing as a kid.

Becky said...

First of all... Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like it'll be a great day :)

I {heart} this time of year sooo much. My favorite traditions are an extended family Christmas party, family caroling, and Christmas Eve with my hubbys fam where we do the nativity and it's spiritual and fun too. My fave goodie to eat is... well lets face it there's definately more than one, but if I had to narrow it down I'd say pumpkin roll, and gingerbread cookies. YUMM! Thanks for the chance to win an AWESOME vinyl decal!
Merry Christmas!!

Tisha said...

Happy Birthday!! What a beautiful design! My favorite part of Christmas is the candlelit singing at Christmas Eve services. It makes me weepy with joy every year! My kiddos faces on Christmas morning is a close second!!

amybyrd said...

There isn't a design I don't love! But I do love this one as well--and since we are staying in our apartment for goodness knows how long at this point I have to rely on you to help me decorate since I can't paint.
I am enjoying my break with some serious TV in sweats time but can't wait to fly to CA for all the family Christmas traditions! We still get Santa Claus and my dad makes the best breakfasts!
And Happy Birthday!!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

I love having the perfect gift for someone and having them open it and be so excited. Love that!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Oh and silly me HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

steph said...

Happy Birthday!
My favorite thing about the holidays is just hanging out with my family. No where to go or be, we can just be together.

Studio 76 said...

I'm a big fan of anything peppermint...peppermint bark...candy canes...and especially peppermint shakes! Yum!

Rebekah said...

My absolute favorite part of Christmas is the sweet tenderness of the real celebration - Christ's birth. Spending time with family, giving to others, and eating scrumptious food are all wonderful parts of the season, but the joy I have in my faith is what really makes it so, so special!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Winkydinks said...

Happy birthday!
I love getting our tree the day after Thanksgiving, apple cider and a tractor ride!

M said...

My favorite part of Christmas is just snuggling into my home with my family for a few days with no outside obligations! Games, hot chocolate, music and pjs!

Beautiful design!

cblade20 said...

My favorite part of Christmas by far is getting to see all of my family at the same time in the same place. Having homemade Swedish Rye bread comes in as a close second, though. Mmmmmm!!!

Happy Birthday!! :)

Brittney said...

Happy Birthday! How kind of you to GIVE something on your birthday!

Well, one of my favorite things to do during the Holiday season is making goodies with friends and family! We try to invite people who probably won't get goodies delivered, or wouldn't get the chance to make them in their home, to come and join us and it always turns out to be a VERY fun, and LONG day for us all!

Kelli-Rie said...

Happy Birthday you hot mama you! Love the new design!
My favorite holiday tradition is a visit from the elves on Christmas eve. Around bedtime the door bell rings and on the patio you will find boxes wrapped with bows. A brand new pajama for each child letting them know they are on the "good" list and Santa will be coming soon! They can't get into bed fast enough! Then, I have special time with Santa;)

Anonymous said...

I love the holiday spirit that comes with Christmas. I love the to see people do unexpected generous things. Something as simple as holding the door for someone in need. Buying a coffee for the person in line behind you at the drive thru.

Joan Anthony
middlecreeknumber1@juno.com

Minda said...

Happy Birthday! What I love about Christmas is my son's excitement and utter, unshakable belief in the magic of it all. And Judy Garland singing Have yourself a Merry little Christmas. Happy Holidays!-

Kirstin said...

The holidays are sad for me this year. Every year we spend Christmas Eve together, the extended family. It's usually a joyous occasion with tons of food, family, laughter and a bonafide 'kids table.' Did I mention the youngest is 19 now? We cook all day and eat all night, reliving past Christmas Eve's where Santa accidentally fell down the stairs and landed on the presents.

This year is different though. This year my parents moved to California so that my Dad could keep his job. They were able to come home for Thanksgiving by couldn't make it out again for Christmas and for this, I'm sad. We're still getting together, still cooking all day but some of the magic will be gone. Waking up in the morning and not opening presents under the tree with my parents looking on is not going to happen. I guess that's my best holiday memories all wrapped into a nutshell. I hope this year ends up being a little special in some small way.

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas music softly playing while I drink a hot coffee while sitting at the kitchen table watching the snow gently fall... a rare moment of peace in the hectic holiday season!
Happy Bithday Shelley!
Amanda
rowrrrrr@hotmail.com

Deb said...

Happy Birthday! I think this is a cool way to share the celebration :O) Christmas this year is different for me because I won't be spending it with my family. My family is spread all over the world from Australia to Canada so the holidays aren't always when we get together. I do love that I can celebrate Christmas with my church family though, and have been really blessed through that. Whether it's building gingerbread houses with the junior high and high school girls, or caroling at convalescent homes, God has used them to help me feel His love in community.

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday :O)

Sunnydaze said...

Happy Birthday from one December girl to another!

My favorite thing about this time of year is being with my WHOLE family in one place. It is chaotic, loud, and crazy, but I am so happy in those moments. I wouldn't have it any other way.