Thursday, November 18, 2010

Review & GIVEAWAY!!! - Homestead Blessings The Art of Crafting



This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners, #4 Lisa E. and #11 TNQuiltbug. Both have been notified, if I do not hear back by Wed, Dec 1.  alternate winner(s) will be chosen. An alternate winner was chosen due to not hearing back from one of the original winners. Congratulations to #5, Guiding Light.
Franklin Springs Family Media has sent me another awesome Homestead Blessings DVD to review and GIVE AWAY!!! This time we got to review Homestead Blessings: The Art of Crafting.  Anyone who knows my girls know that was an INSTANT HIT at our house!! They LOVE anything related to crafts! So we were all excited to watch this video and learn some fun new craft projects!!!  

And of course, the West Ladies did not disappoint! I was hoping to have "action photos" for you all, but this video was waiting for us when we got home from Florida and had less than a week before the girls left on their trip with Grandmom & Aunt Lynette, so fitting craft projects into that time didn't happen. AND I really wanted to tell you about this right away so you can get the video (or win the video) in time to make Christmas presents from the ideas if you so desire. So I'm not going to wait for the girls to come home so we can get the action shots.  PLUS some of those action shots just might be of Christmas presents WE are making. So . . . I'll write my review now, and do the giveaway, and then AFTER Christmas (if I remember, we must be realistic here), I'll post some action shots of us having fun with the ideas in this video. Fair enough?

Ok, so for now, I'll just post a picture of one of the West ladies' crafts. Isn't their fall potpourri pretty? And I'm sure it smells lovely too! Because they used some of my favorite essential oils for this particular one!  And not only would this make a great gift (or just a great addition to your own home), it's an easy craft that kids can help with too! That was one of my concerns about this video, that all the crafts would be beyond the ability of my seven-year-olds, and then I would have sad, frustrated little girls who wanted to make the things we'd heard about. But, really these were all things that kids could enjoy helping with. We might even get Little Bit involved in some of these! 

As with all of the Homestead Blessings DVDs, the West ladies are just delightful! They make you feel like you're a close friend, visiting their home, and their love of homesteading skills is contagious!  I have to admit, as I watch these 3 young women working side by side with their mother I can't help hoping that my girls and I will have as much fun and be as good of friends when they grow up! 

Ok, so now for the part you've been waiting for.  Franklin Springs Family Media is giving away 2 copies of Homestead Blessings The Art of Crafting to my wonderful readers! (That's you!).  To enter, go to Franklin Springs Family Media and look around, then come back and leave a comment telling me one product you'd love to own! (mandatory entry)

For additional entries do any (or all) of the following, and leave a separate comment for each:

  • Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect (if you already do, just leave a comment letting me know)
  • Follow my blog using Networked Blogs, or tell me if you already do (below the Google Friend Connect on my side bar)
  • "Like" Franklin Springs Family Media on Facebook (or tell me if you already do)
  • Follow me on Twitter (or tell me if you already do)
  • Post about this giveaway on Facebook
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog (including a direct link to your blog post)
  • "Tweet" about this giveaway
And now for the rules:
  • This giveaway will close on November 28, 2010
  • Winners will be picked on November 29, 2010
  • Please make sure I have an easy way to contact you. If I can't easily find your e-mail address or post to your blog, I will have to choose a different winner.
  • You will have 2 days to reply to me with your address or another winner will be chosen.
  • This giveaway is open to US residents only.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Homestead Blessings The Art of Crafting in exchange for writing this review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Giveaway items are provided by Franklin Springs Family Media.

21 comments:

April E. said...

I'd love to have Measure Twice, Cut Once for my 9 yo son who does woodworking with 4-H.

April E.
http://homeschoolblogger.com/elcloud

April E. said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

April E.

April E. said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs.

April E. said...

I like Franklin Springs on facebook.

Guiding Light said...

I would love their canning video!

Guiding Light said...

I am already a GFC follower

Guiding Light said...

I already "Like" Franklin Springs Family Media on Facebook

Lisa said...

I am a GFC follower.

Lisa said...

I think The Art of Candle Making would be fun.

TN Quiltbug said...

Honestly, I think I would love to own the whole set of the "Homestead Blessings" DVDs!

TN Quiltbug said...

I already follow you on Networked Blogs.....

TN Quiltbug said...

I just "liked" Franklin Springs on FB.

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Kimberly said...

I would like any of the Homestead Blessings or the DVD about George Washington Carver.

Kimberly said...

I follow you on GFC.

Kimberly said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs.

Kimberly said...

I already like Franklin Springs on Facebook.

Natalie said...

I actually would love The Art of Crafting as I have 9 Homestead Blessings DVDs already but didn't have the $ at the time to buy it!

Natalie said...

I posted this on Facebook.

Natalie said...

I already "like" Homestead Blessings on Facebook..

Natalie said...

I follow you via network blogs on facebook.

Miranda said...

I'd love to be entered! I would like to have The Art of Crafting. A friend and I together have the complete set minus this one....we'd love to see it! Thanks! ~Miranda