November 1st means Christmas music at my house…

Since the kids were wee, November 1st has always marked the first day of Christmas music playing at our house.  Except when the husband is home-he has this thing about hearing Christmas music before December first!  Which means we blast the music until he gets home when he promptly turns it off…and we continue to hum the song we heard last all night ;) 

November 1st also marks the day where in the malls in my area, Christmas decor starts going up!  And usually I am so very excited for this by the second week of November because the first week of November there are still leaves that remain on a few trees and the backyard is still carpeted with yellow leaves.

I find it interesting this year with more American friends that they still haven’t enjoyed their turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and the season of fall actually lasts longer for them than it does here. 

So in light of not wanting fall to end just yet I am offering as MY FIRST GIVEAWAY, two paintings; one which was a commissioned painting (but was the incorrect dimensions and did not fit the clients frame) and the other to help keep some colour around your home!


This quote was done on Artist’s illustration board with light fast pens and water colour paint

and is approximately 12”x15”


This painting was done on a pre stretched canvas in acrylic, finished with a clear coat sealer and is approximately 6”x8”.

(Open to Canada and US only; shipping included)


The rules (there is only two-I like to keep things easy)

1.  Follow me

2. Tell me which one you would prefer!

(just leave a comment at the end of this post)


The winner will selected through a random draw and contacted via email.

Contest is open until Wednesday night at 10 pm EST.


Linking this post to these sources, there are some wonderful Fall inspired ideas here!


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Becky Jane said…
GFC Follower!
Thanks, Becky Jane
Becky Jane said…
I like them both...but if I have to choose it is the pumpkin painting, it is beautiful!
Thanks, Becky Jane
Joy Aquino said…
i am now a follower!
I am a sucker for giveaways :)
anything that free is good to me.
love you Stef!
CJCG-A said…
Following! :)

I prefer the one with the quote about a child.
I like the pumpkin one. I have a thing for canvas paintings, especially ones with rich colors. Lovely!
"Georgia Wood said…
Love your blog - love the pumpkin picture! I love fall too, Stef!

Jessica Merkowsky said…
Hey Steph! Love the quote about the child - but the pumpkin one is awesome too. The child one is my fav though. :) Following...;).
Nicole said…
I'm following:) sent over from Jac:)

I like the quote!!!
Anonymous said…
I love your idea. I love the quote. I am definitely following!
Dawn Shea said…
following! :)

Do I have to choose? I love them both!

But I guess if I have to I choose the Child Quote! :)
Sharon said…
Hey Stef, have always loved your work. Love the pumpkin & I'm following you too! Thanks for opening this to the US :-). Sharon <3
SalemMomma said…
I love them both A LOT! But if I had to choose, I would pick the first one. That quote is wonderful!
I'm your newest follower, I hope you can stop by for a visit!
Anonymous said…
Hey Stephanie...I was reading Jacqueline's blog and saw you were having a giveaway...both paintings are lovely but I really like the quote about children. :)
Unknown said…
I am your newest follower!
Please follow back, I would greatly appreciate it!
Quick Tattletails
April said…
Stephanie, I am now following you! I love them both, but my choice would be the pumpkin painting! I just love, love it! You are so very talented.

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