The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Monday, March 16, 2009

It's a Giveaway...because don't we all love a freebie? :-)

Yippee! Don't you love an opportunity to win something free? I know I do, and today I have several exciting giveaways to tell you about!
Read on for all the details...and "Welcome Project Create A Home" readers!

First,for a little "Koffords in Colorado" giveaway...

Leave a comment below to win the following fun "Cafe Au Lait" set! Fun for yourself or to give as a gift!
Ooh la la...this giveaway includes a wrought iron towel holder, two kitchen plaques, two coffee themed placemats and two hot pads for the kitchen....

This cute towel holder (from "Real Deals" you've heard me mention) will hold a roll of paper towels as well as dish towels. This would also be very cute in the bathroom holding hand towels!

Blues and browns in the coffee themed placemats, towels, etc...


Cute french baker on a wooden plaque....the plaques both measure, 6 1/2 in. by 8 1/2 inches.


Leave a comment below to enter, add a quick mention on your site for another entry, and even better yet...do something good for someone today and tell me about it...that counts for 5 entries! Winner will be chosen on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m! Editor's Note: You may enter each day through Wednesday at 8 p.m. Good deeds and kind gestures count daily! (Since that's the best reason to win anyway!) Good luck! :-)

Interested in even more giveaways?

I am involved in a new site called, "Project Create A Home"


developed by Meme of "Screaming Meme." Meme has gathered a group of ladies who will contribute life and style tips to readers on topics ranging from finances, decorating, fashion, organzing, health, fitness, etc...It's an exciting site and today is the "Grand Opening!" There is a special giveaway today where one lucky reader will receive a life and style makeover.

Think "life coach" rolled into one giveaway! Many of the contributing writers are also doing giveaways, so be sure to stop by and enter! You can find me there from time to time submitting articles as well.

Have a great week, and let's win! :-)

36 comments:

glitzen said...

OH OH OH, I love that set! I love anything with a coffee theme, and the blue is my fav, robin's egg blue.
Its just too too cute, and you are so sweet to do such a fun giveaway.
Hmmm, what did I do today. Well, I am lamb-sitting so my friends can go to Hawaii, but that's too fun to count...hee hee. Letsee, oh today my husband ate the last pumpkin bar, and per household policy had to wash the dish. But since he was outside watering our horses, I snuck in and washed it for him instead. He does so many things for me!
Now to talk about this on my site. Linky loo......woo hoo!

Beth said...

awesome giveaway! I just got up so I haven't done anything for anyone...yet...but I will make it a good one and come back and tell you about it!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Such a fantastic giveaway!!!

I will post about it on my blog too.

Hopefully I will have done some good by days end...it is still early LOL.

Lucy Marie said...

What an awesome giveaway. I will be posting about it on my blog in a minute and just like someone else said, I just woke up so I haven't had a chance to do any good yet. Hopefully I will having something to report by day's end.

Magic Brush said...

Love your giveaway!!!!
Thanks for not thinking my bellymasks were bizarre. I'm terrified I'm gonna offend people and they will hate them. Oh well. Have a great day!

PS I love Colorado!!!!!

RunWithMe said...

You know me and my coffee, I'd love to enter for the cafe au lait stuff!! As far as doing something nice for someone - it'sonly 7:39 a.m., so I will have to work on that one. Does making waffles for the kids, kissing my husband goodbye, feeding the dog and guinea pig and putting Emma's tights on count? :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Denise, this is a wonderful giveaway! Please enter me! I'm not posting today because I'm busy getting ready for a close friend's daughter's wedding. Today, among a jillion errands, I'm making a wreath for the front door to greet the guests! I will post tomorrow and mention your drawing, so don't count me today for that. I am going to post tomorrow. :-) Does working on a party for one of your best buddies, her daughter, and her groom to be every day this week count as three??? LOL!

I'm so far behind in my blogging. I'm trying to race through blogland this morning and leave love notes for folks including you... oh, and I plan to put the pillow in the Pillow Parade that Kari and Kijsa are hosting again on Tuesday. :-)

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Laretha said...

Oh I love them apples! I recently painted my kitchen and this would be fab in it!

I will tell all my friends about you! :-)

emily said...

ooo fun :) You are right, that towel rack is major cute!

Sofia Striffler said...

Denise, yes that is my upstairs bathroom, the one by the children's bedrooms. You are great to have giveaways. I will post this on my blog as well.

As for good deeds, I am helping WMS put up a picture board in the teacher's lounge. this has taken me about 12 hours of work time. Also I am still working on Diana's apt. Diana would love the coffee items.
Take care for now. Thanks for everything.

Sofia Striffler said...

Denise, How do I get involved in this or is it too late.

Taryn said...

Ooo- love the towels and everything!

This working I made my husband lunch because he was running late- does that count?

I also wrapped up a birthday present I made for a little girl I babysit. I made her and her dolls some sleeping bags. Lots of work actually. You can see them on my blog, if you are interested.

Thanks for this blog- It is nice to read about those who do love CO. = )

Faith said...

Oooh, how fun! Great giveaway, Denise. Thanks for doing this!

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

HI Denise,

Great Giveaway! Thank you for the introduction! I feel silly we haven't met each other till now!

Love to do online design! I guess thats the idea!
Let me know what your looking to do!

Love your blog it's fun over here!

xoxo,
Cathleen

Sandy Toes said...

How fun! I love coffee~
sandy toe

Lynette said...

Oh what a wonderful give away. I am a coffee hag. Love the stuff like life's own blood. So of course I must enter. I popped over from It's Always Something Around Here. Well my good deed? Well I am cleaning a local Bed n Bath for a friend of mine. She had guest this weekend and I have volunteered to clean afterwards each time for her. So maybe this will count?

Lynette said...

I blogged about your great give away at http://theysayimnuts.blogspot.com/2009/03/some-give-aways.html

Kim said...

I would love to be added to your giveaway list. What adorable things you have. Maybe I should do a giveaway on my blog as well. You are my blog-mentor you know!

Love ya-
Kim

Beth said...

Okay... today one of my students ran out of lunch money so I gave him enough for a lunch..he promised to pay me back but I told him it was a gift!

ParisPink said...

Great giveaway! I am from San Diego originally and now live in Colorado to! Plus, I have a little chihuahua as well! Lots in common :)

MiMi said...

What a great giveaway! How fun!

Jeanette said...

Hi Denise! What an awesome giveaway but even better idea to have each person "pay it forward" and do something nice for others!

So, here's my offical entry and I've also posted about your giveaway on my blog (http://threadsoffaithfulness.blogspot.com)

As far as doing something nice for someone...I picked my hubby up from Costco today so he wouldn't have to wait around for an hour and a half while they worked on our car. We came home, I made dinner then I drove him back.

By the way, did you get your bows yet? I'm excited to see how you and your daughter like them!

Beverly said...

Today we took lunch to Chico to a friend who's wife passed away this weekend......We have been taking meals over for sometime as she has been ill for the last 3 months....Today I also envited him and his daughter over for a St. Patricks Day dinner tomorrow evening....... Also I got a call from a good friend this afternoon who just found out her daughter has cancer so I drop what I was doing and took cookies and tea to her, so we had a tea party. By the time I left we were both laughing and smiling.....
I really love your giveaways! What a great idea.....You are such an inseration to all of us, just like your Mother.....

Lazy Mom Amanda said...

Oh, I love a good giveaway! How fun. Count me in!!!

elaine said...

Wow-such a great giveaway!Any of the items would be lovely to win.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

elaine said...

I helped dig our neighbor's car out of her snow drifted driveway- I hate Canadian winters!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Lucy Marie said...

Yesterday I made a nice dinner for my hubby and had it all ready when he came home, then I offered to do all the cleanup etc and let him go take a rest on the couch ... does this count?? (I was working from home yesterday so my options for doing good deeds were somewhat limited since I didn't see another human being until 6 pm!)

Sofia Striffler said...

Denise Let me know how I can be a contributor on create a home. I would love to do some segments.

Taryn said...

I am back! I did one more nice thing for the husband. I don't like to made the bed. I think it is pointless. But he informed me that it makes him feel calmer, so I made the bed for him. Sigh.

Thanks for this giveaway- I like the challenge of trying to do nice for others. I need to do it everyday!! Thank you for making me move.

Cheri said...

I love apples! My mom has the best apple tree ever in her front yard. They make the best apple pie ever. So growing up loving apples, I still love anything that is apple!

Cheryl said...

Oh now Please!! enter my name in your drawning and I have added your button to my page. I love every single thing in this giveaway and that towel rack is to die for!

Peace and Blessings
Cheryl..Snatch JOY~

glitzen said...

More good things for others? Hmmm. We had friends over today for tea and play dates. We sure had fun! Last night my neighbor did not answer her phone or her door..I got worried. I went over and waited by her door, and knocked/rang every 15 minutes until she finally came. Turns out she was sleeping hard..but I was so worried! She's been so lonely and sad. :(

Lucy Marie said...

Yesterday I baked some bread for some friends who will be coming over later in the week. I agree with Taryn - thanks for the motivation to get us consciously doing good deeds!

Beverly said...

Hi Denise.......Sound like you are well into a busy spring early....
I just love the bows, I will have to do this for my granddaughter...
Today I am going to visit a good friend who has been ill and needs a little TLC. I am taking her some new cloths for spring, as she lives on a small income and has no family... I go to rumage sale at the church and buy really nice things for her.
Hope you and your family stay well, and a Happy Birthday to Ashlen.......
Beverly :-)

Anita said...

Ok Denise, you most know I love coffee, I've even blogged about it...lol.

I put a link and mention on my blog..........and good deeds, well let me think

I left Adrienne her cell phone for after school, tucked away in her softball bag. She lost possession of it at school when she was caught texting last month, silly girl! I also called Caitie out of class to take more advil for her swollen nose..........see my blog today for that update.
Love you!!

Sofia Striffler said...

Nice bows I have seen them up close and personal. I am off this afternoon to help paint a prop for the Youth group church play. My good deed for the day. I also delivered zeppole's to a friend who enjoys them. Hard to make and they very much appreciated it.