A Thank You and a Giveaway

Hi friends, how about a fun little giveaway?

Let’s say it’s in honor of the Patriots making it into the Superbowl and Chinese New Year, but it’s really because I feel so grateful for all of you wonderful readers that make this blog such a fun place for me.  From the friends and acquaintances in my community who heard about Shine Your Light from a friend, to best friends who comment anonymously or send me messages on facebook, to all of you that I’ve never met in real life but weigh in on and support all my crazy notions, I so appreciate connecting with all of you via blogging.  Writing this blog and you have made moving and fixing up the Peach Pit oh so much fun!  So, thank you, my friends.

The giveaway:
The New Boston Globe Cookbook 
It has lots of great recipes (especially the clam chowda!) and a glimpse into life in my fair city.


To enter, how about we mix things up a bit? 
A post written by my lovely friend Suzanne of Privet and Holly reminded me of a Chinese New Year dinner party I went to once where the hosts handed out the meaning of Chinese Zodiac Signs {isn’t that a fun idea for a party?}  I thought you might enjoy reading them today.  I’m a Pig/Boar and had to laugh at “doesn’t handle money well” – yep, that hits the mark!

So what sign are you?  Enter the giveaway by

telling me what your Chinese sign is!

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Chinese Zodiac Signs

1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Powerful and aristocratic, you expect to be adored and you expect the very best.  You are passionate, proud and complex.
1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
A mystic and philosopher, the snake is born with intuitive wisdom.  You are strong willed and intense, and known for your sense of style.
1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Cheerful, popular and quick witted, the horse is known for an adventurous spirit.  You enjoy the company of others and are a hard worker.
1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
You are compassionate, kind and forgiving, though you may be sensitive to criticism.  The Ram (or Goat or Sheep) is likely to be artistic and talented, as well as a private person.
1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Clever, playful and resourceful, monkeys can solve problems with compromise and negotiation.  You strive to excel and are very persuasive.
1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Roosters love the lime light but are also tidy, well organized and direct.  While you may like to be right, you are usually not quick to anger.
1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Animated dogs draw people to them easily and are generous, loyal friends.  The dog works well with others.
1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
The Pig or Boar is honest, courageous and proud, has a love of learning and detests fighting.  Though you have a taste for indulgence and luxury, you don’t always handle money well.
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Rats are known to be hardworking and ambitious.  The recipients of your generosity know your secret – you give to those you truly love.
1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
The Ox is strong and determined, a natural leader.  A tireless worker, you are admired for your fair mind and ability to listen.
1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Dynamic and dramatic, tigers are filled with passion, daring and courage.   Your spontaneity and liveliness stimulate others.
1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
You personify grace and elegance, with gentle speech and natural diplomacy.  The Rabbit or Hare is intelligent, calm, affectionate and a seeker of tranquility.

The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, February 7.
Good luck and thanks for following along on this ride!

***Don’t forget to link up your AFTERS this Friday, January 27th!  I can’t wait to see how your projects are coming along or your big reveal!***
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