A Christmas List & a GIVEAWAY!

14. Sarah is the winner!! She answered  “All I want for Christmas is those boots!”  I will shoot you an email.  If I don’t hear back from Sara in 24 hours I will pick a new winner.  Stop by Wednesday for another luverly giveaway! XO Sheila



My forty somethingth birthday is exactly two weeks away.  I need nothing, but there are a few things that I would like.  I always love favorite things blog posts and T.V. shows, I used to live for Oprah’s favorite things Christmas show.  Oh I would cry and jump up and down just like I was there.  I’m pathetic.  I just think it would be so incredible to be the person that can give like that!   Well I’m not Oprah but I do want to share my Christmas list with you and I have a little chance for you to win something F U N (and yummy) at the end!

[insert] jumping off  couch, screaming and hollering

I know super exciting isn’t it?  LOL

I just really love ya.  I just really want you to know that I appreciate your coming here and reading and commenting and giving me feedback.  I really care about you.  I want to help you get your family around the table and share life better with your community.  I am passionate about that.  So thank you for coming here!

Ok now you know my heart, now you should know what’s on my Birthday Christmasy list!

1. The Transit Parka from North Face in black

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(Truth be told I bought this for myself already.  I didn’t have a winter jacket, and last year I froze my hiney off, so I did Kenny a wee favor and helped him out with his Christmas shopping.  He was fine with it.  Shopping is not his thing.  For the record gift giving is not his love language.)

2. Sorel Joan of Arc boot, in black or sable

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Same deal with the boots.  I bought them already.  I love them.  I got the sable color, but I couldn’t find a pic of it, they must be out. I like the black too!   If you see me from now till April I will have these boots on and my black north face parka; underneath God only knows what I will be sporting! 😉

3. Canon Rebel T5i big girl camera.

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Did you know I take all my blog photos with my phone?  I used to have a nice point and shoot Nikon but it flew off the end of my countertop in a cloud of flour and hit the tile floor.  Buh-bye.  I’ve actually grown to love using my phone, however I really love photography.  Little known fact about me; I was the chief photographer of my high school yearbook and even developed all the pictures the old-fashioned way in a dark room.  Yep.  That was many moons ago, but I would like to get back to it.  Back in the day I had a Nikon fm10 I loved that camera so much, then it was stolen out of my car while I was working.  Life has never been the same.  EEks sorry I just went down bummer lane, this is supposed to be a happy post.  Let us get back to business!


4. Jo Malone   I love these scents.  Jo Malone has many fragrances and fragrance products I love them all.

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I credit this girl for turning me on to this amazing line of heavenly products.  I think I love Jo Malone so much because her colognes are very culinary.  A few of my favorite scents for example are Nutmeg and Ginger, Wild Fig and Cassis, and Jasmine and Mint. Just so you know this is a splurge for me, I only have the smallest bottles of these and I guard them with my life!

5. I love this sweater!  I’ve pack on 13 of the 18 pounds I lost over a year ago, so big sweaters have become my friend!  However after the holiday I am getting back at it.  Self control.  Moderation.  I must become friends with both of these sassy buggers!!

Gap Boyfriend Sweater in mushroom

The Boyfriend Cable Knit Sweater from the Gap. I like this mushroom color, it’s a nice neutral


5. 8 qt KitchenAid Standmixer  I have a Kitchenaid stand mixer, standard size.  It’s not big enough to make a the giant double and triple batches of cookies that I make.  It would be really nice to have this baby. Cookies for everyone!!

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6. This Scarf and this one .

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I love scarfs especially when I travel.  They are like a comfy smaller blanket, plus when your neck is warm your whole body is warmer, and in Michigan we can have many a cold and breezy day.  I wear scarfs often!  I think these two are pretty!


7.  These cutting boards would make beautiful gifts for everyone I know! 😉

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So because my birthday and Christmas are right around the corner
I am giving away a tin full of a few of the
favorite Christmas goodies on E2g
AND a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Christmas List & GIVEAWAY

So let’s keep this simple because I know your time is precious and you already spent plenty of it here looking at my ridiculous list of wants (not needs).

Simply fill in the blank and enter it in the comments for a chance to win.  I will pick a winner on Friday at noon!! GO!

All I want for Christmas is _____________.


Rules: only one entry per person, must be with in the United States (because of shipping the goodies), enter by 12 pm EST on Friday December 12.  That’s it!  Good Luck!


P. S. If you sign up to get my emails right HERE an email will come to your in box letting you know if you’ve won!  You will also never miss another recipe or amazing giveaway from Eat2gather.  There are 2 more giveaways coming soon!

Disclaimer:  this is not a sponsored post, there are no affiliate links with in this post, this post is simply written to share things I like or want and to give you, my beloved readers, the chance to win a gift from me ;D ! 

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  1. 1
    Jodi Jongekryg :

    new slippers and a Shark mop (which I already bought too)

  2. 2
    Nancy :

    We don’t do gifts anymore so how about peace on earth? A girl can dream, right?

  3. 3
    Karen Starks-Lovins :

    I like you Sheila, really don’t need anything. But I guess I wouldn’t mind a toaster oven. I really enjoy your blog. Happy Birthday, and by the way, my daughter Shelby loves the scarfs you have pictured!

  4. 4
    Judith M. :

    I really need a new microwave and toaster oven. Both gave up the ghost over Thanksgiving. My kitchen is pretty much useless now. By the way, I love those black boots.

  5. 5
    Alicia :

    All I want for Christmas is…. For everyone to be happy and content! 🙂

  6. 6
    Terry Peterson :

    Sheila – you are a special lady! I don’t really “need” anything either .. but would love a pretty new winter coat. And some nice driving gloves.

  7. 7

    a new pair of winter boots to keep me cozy this winter

  8. 8
    Demetria :

    I want that coat too!

  9. 9
    Heather Baker :

    Hmmm, a little warm sunshine and a Fitbit charger hr. Love you.

  10. 10
    Christine W :

    Thomas Kincaide coasters!

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    Linda drath :

    Love your list! On my list, Frye Phillip riding boots in black

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    Jessica DeMay :

    I really want some leggings and boot socks. I don’t really need anything, but those would be nice.

  13. 13
    Hannah Boyd :

    …is to really appreciate and enjoy our time with family.

  14. 14
    Sarah :

    Those awesome winter boots!!

  15. 15
    Madeline :

    3 hours where I can get a massage and relax in a spa!!

  16. 16
    stacey :

    a new watch!!!!!

  17. 17
    Barb :

    My first wish was a tad bit depressing…like my dads ability to recover fully from his brain bleed!
    So, I wish for your yummy cookies!! That’s a bit more joyful!

  18. 18
    Jen :

    All I want for Christmas is a full night’s sleep 😉 and good chocolate!

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    Jenn :

    All I really want is snow on Chrismas Day-big, beautiful flakes falling peacefully from the sky AND for everyone that has to travel in my beautiful snow storm, to arrive safely at their destination(s).

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    Jennifer R. :

    All I really wanted is to see my mom, haven’t seen her since August. My husband just told me today that he has time off and now are going to head north to visit my mom and family. So since I am getting that wish, I will take some new socks without holes in the toes.

  21. 21

    What a fun post, Sheila! I love all your wants and I think I may add a few of them to my list as well. That parka… Swoon. And a new KitchenAid mixer… oh yes! All I really want for Christmas is… Hmm… maybe a completely frivolous, not at all needed, totally luxurious and probably very superficial but wouldn’t they be special pair of diamond stud earrings. (grins)

    • 21.1
      Sheila :

      It’s ok to want something special for yourself, especially if it’s something you could hand down to a child someday! Praying you have a wonderful Christmas!

  22. 22
    Andrea :

    A wonderful, peaceful day filled with family – and good food, of course!

  23. 23
    Tammy :

    my mom back

  24. 24
    ShaNae :

    A healthy dad. He had a major heart attack and a double bypass this past Sunday.
    On a happier note, this rollercoaster ride would be better with some really good chocolate! There is nothing wrong with me that a little chocolate won’t fix. Love that quote and your blog!
    Have a Merry Christmas and God bless you and your family!

  25. 25
    Ashley :

    A year of good health for my family.

  26. 26

    A crib for our baby due in May! 🙂

  27. 27

    For Christmas I would like A really good set of knives for in the kitchen.

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    TAMARA :


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    barbara n :

    All I want for Christmas is time with my family! I live 1500 miles away and will be home for 10 days!

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    Karen :

    For Christmas I would love to have a White Christmas, a house filled with the laughter the whole family as they wait for the Christmas feast.

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    kristin :

    i want to be with family and lots of cookies!

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    Janey :

    ..my family to be healthy and content. Love your list!

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    Jessie C. :

    All I want for Christmas is CG Victoria parka.

  34. 34
    Judy :

    A happy peaceful holiday with my family and friends!

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    All I want for Christmas (besides the Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, which I’m almost out of, and which I will pick up myself the next time we’re at the mall…because that’s the way us unsentimental people do it, haha!) is to win your yummy giveaway!! Luv ya, Sheila! P.S. My son Andrew wouldn’t let me put your pecan pie out with the rest of the pies on Thanksgiving. It was such a precious request, I couldn’t deny him!
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    Maria B :

    All I want for Christmas is my three daughters at home under our roof safe and sound and sipping hot chocolate with me.

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    Ashley P :

    All I want for Christmas is a springform pan- I want to make cheesecakes!

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    Melissa H. :

    All I want for Christmas is to fix a Bosch mixer that my friend Judi gave to me. She caters out of her home and when it quit, she bought a new one and gave the non-working mixer to me to replace and KEEP! I could never afford a new one, but if the price is reasonable and I’m sure it will be, I can afford to have one repaired. I’ve wanted one for years, and now the Lord is blessing me with one. Merry Christmas!

  39. 39
    Barb P. :

    All I want for Christmas is a healthy Grand daughter due to be born by December 22!

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    Annette :

    All I want for Christmas is a Riccar Vacuum Cleaner.

  41. 41
    Kathy Faberge :

    Some fuzzy, warm socks and slippers!

  42. 42
    Stephanie M. :

    I really don’t need anything for Christmas, but I would love a Thermapen. I wish they weren’t so expensive.

  43. 43
    Phyllis :

    All I want for Christmas is our family all together for the day.

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    I’m laughing as I haven’t been able to figure out what I want for Christmas but so many of the things on your list are on my “would love to have list” including the coat and mixer! 🙂
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    Christina Z :

    All I want for Christmas is some new house shoes

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    Erika :

    So I realize this makes me sound selfish by saying, what I REALLY want for Christmas is a Honda Pilot! Not a new one, just a nice used one I’ve had my eye on for the last month or so. We’ve been “van looking” for the last 2 or so years, and then a Pilot jumped out at us and asked us to take it home. Our boys are getting BIG and their friends ain’t gettin any smaller either. When you pile in all their gear, our car is slipping at the seams!! This Pilot is BEAUTIFUL, but it’s above our price-range though… I’m not REALLY going to get one, but you did say “wish-list” didn’t you?!?!?

    Other than than, I’d like a large wall clock for our basement and a fondu pot (I’ve never had one before).
    Thanks for the chance to win Sheila; that’s always fun!

    Merry Christmas and a happy birthday to you!! My oldest youngin was born on Christmas-eve too. Best Christmas gift ever right there!! 🙂

    • 46.1
      Sheila :

      Thanks for the Birthday wishes Erika! I forgot your oldest youngin’ and I share a birthday….he must be a really cool kid 😉 LOL Hope to run into you soon!! XOX Sheila P.S. we have a honda odyssey and love it, on our second one holds all six of my giant kids and our luggage!

  47. 47

    I’d like Christmas this year to be in the winter instead of the summer 🙂
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    Christine B :

    Happy happy Birthday! Thanks for all the yummy recipes! (My family still raves about your chocolate chip cookie recipe. 🙂

    For Christmas, I want…. good food with my family! (Although I wouldn’t object to good books, or an Amazon gift card. 🙂

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    Lisa :

    All I want for Christmas is to spend time with my family.

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    Kristen :

    My dad… But I know that’s not possible here on earth, so my next answer is peace for my very stressed husband!

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    Lori Dom :

    A hospital free year.

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    Natalie :

    I want my kids to have a wonderful christmas