Thursday, March 18, 2010

My First Give-Away

I have been sharing with you lately about hosting foreign exchange students. This next school year we will be hosting a girl from Switzerland. She will be sharing a room with our daughter, so we are using this time to consider redoing her room. This summer my husband is planning on building her bunk beds and a really neat desk area. So we have been looking at kids bedding that will appeal to a nine year old and a 16/17 year old.
These are some of the bedding sets that stood out to me. What do you think? Gracie's room is painted sour apple green, and it hasn't even been a year since we painted so I am not looking to paint again. She is even willing to use her birthday money for her new bedding. Her words were, " I think bedding would be a better choice than toys for my birthday. Don't you agree, Mom?" I can't argue with her on that one!
Have you ever considered hosting a foreign exchange student? You don't need to redo a room to do it. We have been working on her brothers' room and she wanted to know what we were going to do in her room. This is giving us the incentive to make it happen sooner rather than later. If you would like more information on hosting please visit EF Foundation for Foreign Study, they are a great company and they have doing this since 1979.
Now, for my first give-away. In this post I shared our new tradition of showcasing food from another country or region once a month. I am excited to offer you the opportunity to win the above Nordicware scone pan, so you can take a 'trip' to the British Isles and have some high tea with scones and clotted cream right in your very own home. Or how about some Texas chili with jalapeno cornbread. Either one sounds good to me. All you need to do is visit this site and share with me something you fell in love with. You can receive another entry for tweeting about this give-away. Or you can become a follower of my blog for another entry. And finally, if you visit the EF Foundation site and let me know you can receive another entry. Just be sure to let me know what you've done by commenting below. Good luck! And thank you to housewares.com for sponsoring this give-away.

The contest will end Tuesday evening, March 23.

**Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for hosting this give-away. Also, even though I am a representative for EF Foundation for Foreign Study, I do not receive monetary compensation for referrals. The opinions stated above are my own.
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8 comments:

Sandy said...

Yay! I love the sheets set and also the comforter.

Fun stuff!

Good luck with your first giveaway!

Sandy said...

I just visited the EF site - awesome!

And I became a follower. :)

Nancy said...

I thought the Lady Bug Parade comforter set was darling...wish I were little!

Sarah said...

I love the pink/purple butterfly set - reminds me of my comforter when I was little and EVERYTHING I owned was purple!!
Sarah P.

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I would love, love, love that scone pan!!! I'm making scones tomorrow morning...think it could be here by then? ;)

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I visited the EF foundation. :)

katidyd said...

I thought the Bacati Valley of Flowers Comforter Set in Bright Multi bedding set was nice! Not overly girly since the base color is brown with lots of other colors.
katidyd at hotmail dot com

Janell said...

Kristin I like the Bacati Multi-colored Flower Set. But you know I like wild things!