A Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

by Josée

This November marks my three year blog anniversary. I feel like a lot has changed in the last three years. Our family has grown from three, to four and then to five. There has been celebration of weddings and anniversaries. There has been sadness from the loss of family and friends. We’ve moved South away from family and good friends in order to embark on a new adventure. I could go on about the last three years, but I won’t. If you are curious you could always take the long trudge back through my archives.

I do want to take a moment to thank all those who take the time read my blog. For your encouraging words and helpful suggestions, thank you. Even those of you that lurk, I appreciate all of you. I’ve met some lovely people through blogging and I feel blessed. So today I wish to bless one of my readers with a giveaway.

About year ago I bought my children two beautiful hand-turned tops from Mountain Tops. They love these tops and play a great deal with them.

Picture from Mountain Tops 

Tom Larkin, owner of Mountain Tops, started making tops for his children when they were about eight to ten years old. He gave them tops for Christmas and they had great fun playing with them. After Christmas he would put them away with the decorations and the next year at Christmas when the tops come out the children had just as much fun playing with them as the year before. His boys played with tops during the holidays year after year until they were well into their thirties.

Tom opened his etsy shop when the economy went south to bring in a bit of extra cash home. He had to become a better turner to make this work and the tops he makes now are much nicer than the first ones he gave to his boys. Tom is always happy to hear that his tops are as big a hit with someone else’s family as they were with his.

And now for the giveaway! I am giving away one Colour Theory Top. These tops spin primary colours to make a secondary colour, for example red and yellow into orange. Kids learn colour theory while having a blast with these traditional toys. So much fun!

Picture from Mountain Tops 
Picture from Mountain Tops

There are multiple ways to enter the giveaway. Check out the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below. You can place your entries until November 18, 2012 after which I’ll announce a winner which will be picked at random.

Don’t forget to click the “I Commented” button in the Rafflecopter widget to unlock the other entry options.
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Elisa November 11, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Oh, how lovely! I feel selfish entering, because you already sent me a lovely gift..but I have to, for my boys. =) Wow, that is so cool about the color changing. I like the one that changes to purple the best, but Isaiah likes the one that is always blue. He loves blue. =)

Kaylana November 11, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Happy Anniversary 🙂
I have a fondness for tops and these look incredible! Of course they all are fantastic, but maybe the purple one is "tops". 😉

cindyswobblog November 11, 2012 - 8:50 pm

happy blogversery! I have so enjoyed keeping touch by reading your blog – you are a great writer! I think the purple one would be Bunny's favourite, but the plain blue would be a close second.

Kim Corrigan-Oliver November 12, 2012 - 12:15 am

Happy anniversary!!! Those tops are amazing, thanks for the giveaway.

Chelsea November 12, 2012 - 5:40 am

Happy Anniversary!! So exciting. Mary would love the purple one.

Amy Caroline November 12, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Oh I love the Educational Top Red and Blue Spin to Violet! Happy Anniversary!!!

Laura November 12, 2012 - 7:05 pm

I'm a lurker. But we met once at the very first book club meeting… I was the one from Vanderhoof who had to drop out when you changed the time to Wednesday evenings. I enjoy your blog, it's very simple and makes one feel like life would be better at a slower, more natural pace! 🙂 I'd love to enter the top giveaway.

Chantell November 17, 2012 - 8:49 pm

Probably a neutral colour so both kids "could" play with it. Hunter iw getting aware of "girl" and "boy" colours! Orange I guess! Can a bribe you to pick me? Make you feel sorry for us…?we have the flu! And have had it for 6 days!!! I havnt left the house since Wenesday! Miss you! Hunter asked if Monkey could come over and play yesterday…


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