Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving: Path to Peace Giveaway

As a kid growing up I always loved the holidays: spending time with extended family, playing games, and of course, EATING GREAT FOOD. As a young adult, holiday were not as much fun because my parents got divorced. I felt torn between the two families, so I would spend all of the holidays driving all over creation to please everyone except for myself. Now that I am older and wiser, I do the holidays my way. I go wherever I feel comfortable going, and I've learned how to say no. Surprisingly, no one's feelings are hurt.

This year, we are hosting Thanksgiving at my house. I think it's becoming a tradition. My husband's family came over last year for Thanksgiving and this year my family is coming over. One thing I really love about my family gatherings is the games. You'll find us singing karaoke, throwin' down on some spades or Phase 10, or wildin' out over Taboo or Scene It. If you have a problem with noise, steer clear of my family during the holidays. WE ARE LOUD!

I know you are thinking, okay on with the giveaway. A couple weeks ago I had a giveaway for the Macy's Path to Peace O Bracelet via The Blogrollers. This time I'll be giving away a Macy's Path 2 Peace Basket.

Here is the basket and placemats I received courtesy of the Macy's Path to Peace project.

Here are some links to more information about how the Path to Peace project is bringing together the women of Rwanda and New Orleans for the greater good of their respective communities.

Rwandan Textiles
The Origin of Path to Peace
Rwandan Recipes

Macy's In-Store Events for Path to Peace
Macy's is having a series of FREE in-store events for Path to Peace. There will be product discounts, door prizes, and special guests from Fair Winds Trading and...you guessed it...Rwanda! Below are the dates and cities. Feel free to spread the word about these events on your blog, to your communities, and to your friends/family. Formal announcements will also be on The BlogRollers Blog prior to each one.

*Atlanta: Macy’s Lenox Square Thu, December 3 - 6:30pm
Washington DC: Macy’s Metro Center Fri, December 4 - 5:30pm
Brooklyn: Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn Sat, December 5 - 3:00pm
Miami: Macy’s Dadeland Home Store Sun, December 6 - 3:00pm
*New Orleans: Macy’s Lakeside Tues, December 8 - 6:00pm
Louisville: Macy’s Oxmoor Center Sat, December 12 - 3:00pm
*The BlogRollers will be live streaming from these events!

You can do any or all of the following to win a basket. The more you do, the more entries you get.
1. Follow my blog
2. Follow me on twitter @joanofalltrades
3. Follow The Blogrollers blog
4. Follow The Blogrollers on twitter @theblogrollers
5. Tweet the contest (link to this post)
6. Post about the contest (link to this post)
*** Best of all, you do not need to write me individual comments for each one. Just leave me 1 comment saying, "I've done x, y, and, z and I would love to win a basket."***
The winner will be chosen by random.org. The contest ends on December 13th at 10pm EST. Good Luck!

Happy Thanksgiving! What are your holiday traditions?



from the desk of ....me November 25, 2009 at 1:27 PM  

this is nice...i think some of these giveaways should really be reserved for christmas gifts :)

Mrs Cooper November 26, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

I popping in to say hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day.

Wifey December 1, 2009 at 7:55 AM  

Guess I can't win, huh? LOL! Great contest. Thanks for all your support.

Winks & Smiles,

Karen December 1, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

Hi Joan! I LOVED your post and felt like I could have written it myself. Your Thanksgiving celebration sounds wonderful (esp. the karaoke) :). Hope it was a (LOUD) blast! :) @kcrojas

Lauren Thomas,  December 2, 2009 at 10:13 AM  

Joan, this is such a wonderful post on Path to Peace! Thanks so much for sharing this story. I'm also involved with this project and hope to see you at the in-store event at Macy's tomorrow night!

wendy December 9, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

I am following your blog as wendy wallach

I am following you on Twitter as madamerkf

madamerkf at aol dot com

Crazee Juls December 10, 2009 at 1:18 AM  

Playing games is a must at our family get togethers as well. I tell ya-there's nothing like a good round of karaoke, to make everyone appreciate that I don't sing to them on a daily basis. OY! It's not pretty!--but it is fun!

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