1.25.2012

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.
 via

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
Dragon
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.

Snake
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.

Horse
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.

Ram/Sheep/Goat
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.

Monkey
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.

Rooster
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.

Dog
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.

Pig/Boar
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.

Mouse/Rat
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.

Ox
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.

Tiger
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.

Rabbit/Hare
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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xo

18 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am a horse, and i totally think that suits me!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am a happy horse-y follower!

Sabrina said...

I'm a snake! Which is funny because I am terrified of them! :)

(Yay Pats! I used to live in NH, so of course I was cheering for them to win!)

Sabrina said...

I love following your blog! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a rooster,..and who doesn't like to be right???

ntb

Desi said...

I'm an ox. Someone asked me the other day and I didn't know. Now I do :)

Desi said...

I'm a follower of your blog :)

cestMoi Sandy said...

Yikes Lisa!
I can't believe I am truly doing this and that I looked it up well... my year 1972...
Hear it comes...
For I love me a good cookbook!


Mouse/Rat
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.

Guess... some of it is true?
lol... And yes I do love to give...
Actually come join me over at my blog on Friday... I am giving away too.
You'll will love this one.
Just because I love my followers too and for starting over!

Hugs!

cestMoi Sandy said...

And I am already a dear follower of your awesome blog...
that always makes me want to eat!

cestMoi Sandy said...

And I will let Kim know to start following you too on FB. I am just not really used to the FB thingy yet...
Yes... I know sad...
But ask me about fabric and such and I am game!
Thanks for the give away!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love cooking ...I am a ram/sheep/goat (yikes!). Thx, Lisa! And I am a follower.

Val said...

I'm a rabbit....I'm so stoked our beloved Pats are going to The Super Bowl....Wicked Awesome ; )

Jessica Bruno said...

I am a rat...ewwww!

Jessica Bruno said...

Oh yea, I already follow your blog and love reading :) So glad we connected!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

I am a snake (my husband is a rat!) What a thoughtful giveaway!

Drama Mama Lori said...

I'm a Pig/Boar, too!!! Thanks for the giveaway!! - Lori

Drama Mama Lori said...

I'm a follower!! Thanks for the giveaway! - Lori

malyjo said...

Just found you, but I plan to be a follower. I am a monkey which would not surprise my coworkers at all. Thanks for the giveaway.