Saturday, November 1, 2008

"Off with her head!", camera woes and a giveaway...

"Your way? All ways here are my ways!" ~ Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland


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No matter whose way it was, I think it is safe to say that Halloween 2008 was a huge success. We began our evening with a neighborhood dinner and then the dads escorted the trick or treaters while the moms stayed home to pass out the loot! Lia made it half way around the circle... to our house...and then called it quits to help me pass out the candy. She had a lot of fun...and is already devising her costume for next year!

Ahh...but with such happy times comes the news that my beloved camera is sick. Yes, tragic, I know! I was hoping it would be a quick fix, but it appears that it will take about two weeks before that hot little number is back in my loving hands. I adored it just a little more after my futile attempts to snap my little queenie in her holiday garb with my old point and shoot this afternoon....frustrating to say the least...

Which brings me around to the final point of interest in this multi-taskng post (and really the most fun!). Since I will not be snapping many new photos for a few weeks, I thought it would be a good time to start off the season of good cheer with the very first "La vida Lia Giveaway"! I have posted a few projects and ideas that I have gotten from Family Fun magazine. Each issue is full of fabulous ideas for kid friendly crafts and projects of all sorts. I can't say enough about how much I love this magazine...and so I have decided to give away two subscriptions to Family Fun! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. If you do not have a blogger ID, please leave your e-mail as well so that I can contact you if you win! You will also need to provide me with your snail mail address so that I know where to have the magazine sent. I will keep the contest running through November 7th. The winners will be drawn and posted (always better than drawn and quartered!) on November 8th!

If you read my blog and have never posted, I would love for you to leave a comment and tell me a little about yourself...and if you regularly leave comments, don't shy away from the contest...I would be thrilled to share something I love with you!! Thanks for playing...and Good Luck!!

29 comments:

Joannah said...

That's a fantastic costume! Lia looks adorable.

:-)

Erin said...

Fabulous costume! Hope your camera is soon restored. I know I wouldn't want to go a day without mine!

Kam said...

Oh my...how darling is she!?! Love the costume! And hey, how sweet are you? I'd love a shot at the magazine...I'm totally adicted to mags anyway! Have a fantastic weekend!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a great costume!! Lia looks fantastic...very original!

Count me in on the contest....how fun!!

missy said...

First and foremost, Lia looks ADORABLE! I have not seen that costume anywhere and it might just be my favorite I have seen. TOO cute!

Secondly, I am SO sorry your beloved camera isn't feeling well. I am sorry for you as you will for sure need serious therapy without it for two weeks...Hee Hee... I am sorry for me, as I will be in withdrawals from your photos. I'll start contacting my therapist : )

You are such a sweetheart to be doing a giveaway! Sounds like a great magazine.

I hope you will still post in the meanwhile...

Hugs fun friend!

Rachel said...

Wow - what a great costume! Lia looks adorable.

I'm glad Halloween was a success! :)

my3 kids said...

I too love Lia's costume. Hope she had alot of fun trick or treating:) The magazine looks fun..I leave comments but thought I would introduce myself...I am Janice, proud mommy to Kyle age 13, Kira age 9 born in Vietnam and Emma aged 3.5 born in China. Stop by and visit our blog if you have time:)

my3 kids said...

Ps. VERY sorry to hear your camera is sick:( Hope it's back soon!

Jodee Leader said...

Lia looked sooo cute on Halloween! It sounds like you had a great night!

Sorry to hear about your camera!

Please count me in for the giveaway!

Suzy said...

Too bad about the camera, but thanks for sharing the pic of Lia in her BEAUTIFUL costume. Seriously, you can not take a bad picture. Crossing my fingers & hoping to win a subscription.

Laura said...

So sorry to hear about the camera. At least it's on it's way to recovery and will be ready for the holidays. Love Lia's costume. She sure is the "Queen" of all our hearts.

xoxo,
Laura

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a fabulous costume!! Hope your camera is back soon. Throw my name in the pot for a chance at the subscription.

Have a good week -- oy -- tomorrow is Monday already!! :(

Janet

Sue said...

Wow, gorgeous costume! Lia looks fabulous. Great for dress up now that Halloween is over too.

: ) Sue

Denise C said...

OH Kate, Lia is absolutely beautiful!!! What a fabulous costume!!! GORGEOUS!!!
Blessings, my sweet friend!!!

Bridget said...

What a GREAT costume- I just love it. Sounds like you had a fun Halloween! So sorry about your camera - not just for you but for me - I need to see pictures of that sweet Lia. Guess you will have to do lots of flashbacks! Hope it is fixed soon. I would love to enter your contest - you're so sweet! Hope you have a great week!

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your camera. On the bright side, at least you have a back-up for "must have" moments.

Lia's costume is fabulous!! Very cool.

Please count me in on your giveaway.

Chris and Deb said...

What a gorgeous costume Kate! Lia just loked adorable!! What a bummer about your camera....hopefully it will be back in working order sooner than 2 weeks. I would love to enter your drawing! Thanks for your kindness!

3 Peanuts said...

She looks darling. What a GREAT costume. Sorry about your camera. I know it has become such a part of you. I would have a very difficult time without mine for a few weeks. Hope it is nothing serious.

Kim

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

OMG - that costume is amazing! She is beautiful! So sorry about the camera - I feel your pain ;-(
Love a give-a-way :D

I have a special post for you, I have been so busy this weekend! Much busier than I thought we'd be. Let me just say that you have been on my mind all weekend because I have put it on everyday since it came last week. I have three image in it - and you will never know how special it is to me - Thank you so much! PIT has carried that pen everywhere we have gone - she is still mesmorized by it!

Ladybug hugs,
;D

Heather said...

Her costume was simply royalty!! SHe is precious - glad a good time was had by all, we had a pretty special one this year also.

Best wishes to your sick camera - I have been there...hoping he is up and snapping again quickly:)

Heather

Denise said...

I would be lost without my camera for 2 weeks!

I would love to be included for the giveaway~

Lucy said...

What an amazing costume! Sounds like Lia had a very fun Halloween.

I'm sorry to hear about your camera...I go beserk when I have to recharge the battery, I can't imagine if it needed to be fixed! :(

Count me in for the mag subscription!!!

Sharon said...

Oooooh, I came over here just in time!! haha

She looks lovely for halloween, great shot and so sorry your camera is under the weather!!

Denna said...

Love the costume. Beautiful little girl.

Colleen said...

Hey kate...I love Family Fun magazine I get it delivered : )
Oh I love Lia's costume!!!! It's so cute!!!!

Jennifer said...

Lia looks beautiful!!! Hope you camera is all better soon. I fell guitly entering the mag contest since I won your pay it forward and never paid it forward.....

Jen

Beverly said...

what a great costume

Lauren and Ed said...

Wow, Lia looks amazing. I LOVE her costume! Hope you all had a great Halloween!!!!

Kelly said...

I stumbled on your blog from a friend. Your photos are GORGEOUS. What type of camera do you use?
Thanks
Kelly
(challenged blogger!)