19 December 2009

Pink Saturday with a twist

Here we are at the last Pink Saturday before Christmas. Where does the time go. This week Beverly at How Sweet the Sound has asked us to think about family traditions.
Christmas eve evening for us as children meant a trip around the block to my Nana's house where we would be given our presents and we'd have a wee drink. Well the grown ups did we kids probably got juice. Anyway it always meant that it wasn't long until Santa came and that's when I think the excitement started. A childhood quote from those days was my Nana saying a toast "Here's to temperance" and my dad replying "perish the thought".
Christmas eve also meant a very rare trip to the Chinese takeaway as the turkey was in the oven. It's a tradition we still have in our family today. This year we're going out for a Chinese buffet lunch. can't wait.

Also on the agenda for today is this little mini book I'm giving away. I will provide any title you like to go on the front, you just need to let me know. To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment and I'll enter your name in the draw. If you'd like to become a follower then you can be entered twice. I'll draw the name on Christmas eve and post out after Boxing Day.

I hope you're all ready for Christmas and that it will be a quiet, peaceful time for you all.


  1. Liz, I just read about this tradition on Ruth's blog, and like I told her, I think it's a great idea. My cousin had a takeout party with Chinese food for all of our friends who had come home for Christmas, and it was such fun!

    I love your little book. You and Ruth are both so creative and sweet to offer such great gifts as a prize.

    I'm a follower already, and I am proud to be!

    Happy Pink Saturday...


    Sheila :-)

  2. I love your sweet little book, and it fascinates me. However do you make them and how do you make them so pretty????? I would love to win one of your books and would treasure it. I am already a follower of your pretty blog.. Happy Pinks..and may your family have a most blessed Christmas...and may it be filled with everyone you love.

  3. What a cute story about your family tradition! What a lovely giveaway during this Christmas. I would love a chance to win and I'm already a follower. Merry Christmas!
    Hugs and glitter, Patti

  4. Liz, enjoyed reading about your family traditions for Christmas. Your little book looks delightful. Please do enter my name. I've spotlighted your blog in my Pink Saturday post. Hope you get lots of visitors.
    Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah

  5. I chose the Chinese takeaway tradition as well! Hope you get lots of entries for your book, it's gorgeous.

  6. Merry Christmas!!! What a beautiful story. I just love hearing other peoples traditions.

    You are so talented....what a cute little book.

    I also became your follower. Thanks for the chance to win. Terry

  7. Hey Liz pretty blog. Love the books. I just made some of those in mini-mini. Thanks for reminder; have to make a christmas and thanksgiving one!
    Chris Verstraete
    Christmas at the North Pole Compound It's not all Fa-la-la.

  8. Another person with the Chinese food on Christmas Eve. I wish my family had more people who like Chinese. We always have bacon and egg sandwiches.

  9. Liz, we used to do Chinese take-out for New Year's Eve . . . seems like a very versatile thing to do! LOL!

    It is amazing how the weather can be so different even a few miles away. We got 17 inches of snow last week . . . it took us three and a half hours to shovel out!

    Your mini-books are beautiful and I'd love the chance to win one. I'm already a follower and enjoy my visits to you!

    Have a blessed and safe Christmas and Happy Pink Saturday!


  10. I would be honored to win your lovely book. I think the idea of sharing family traditions helps us all to get to know each other much better. Your books are just beautiful, Happy Pink Saturday and I hope you have a great holiday, see you in 2010, Char

  11. Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas, Liz.

    I like the Chinese takeout tradition. I told Liz that I believe I am going to plan that one night between Christmas and New Years.

    I love your mini-book, and thank you for the opportunity to win. I am already one of your followers.

  12. I just read about this tradition too on Ruth's blog. And I will say the same thing...we have the best Chinese take-out up the road a bit and it's called "allen's". LOL...go figure. But the food is wonderful! I would love to be entered in your drawing. Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas.

  13. Liz, Happy PiNk Saturday to you. :0) I enjoy reading about family traditions. The Chinese meal is really neat....I really don't need a holiday to eat at those buffets..hehe :0) The tiny sugared cookies/donuts (not sure what they are really called)...well, they really can't make enough of those!

    The wee book is too cute...please enter me twice for your giveaway...I've got to check to see if I'm a follower..if not, I will be in a moment!

    Thanks so much for visiting me...I always enjoy reading your sweet comments.

    Scatter Bliss...

  14. missed this yesterday was out corling with a friend lovley book and a great tradition:)

  15. Merry Christmas to you and your fam:) A happy family is the best gift of all.
    And, the booklet so cute, crossed fingers. Perhaps Santa just makes the way to me....:)

    Happy Holidays~