Saturday, June 11, 2011

Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed and a winner has been chosen.
Today, simply because I feel like it I am giving away this delightful Amish Country perpetual calendar. Filled with gorgeous photography of the Amish and an Amish Proverb on each page. It's almost too pretty to give away! But I would love to give you the chance to own this little gem.


To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment telling one of your favorite childhood toys or games.

To increase your chance of winning leave a link to this giveaway on your blog and then come back and leave another comment telling me that you did.

I will be using Random Generator on Monday June 13th to choose a winner.
Disclaimer: The only compensation I receive from doing this giveaway is the warm fuzzy feeling it gives me to be able to make that someone else gets to enjoy this calendar!

80 comments:

Nancy said...

I loved playing 4-square in the summer heat...

dogsmom said...

Shoots and Ladders board game. It was really my older sister's. Mine was CandyLand, which was fun, but S&L brought out the competitiive streak.

Karen said...

Candyland was my favorite boardgame :)

Squirrel T said...

I loved playing Hide and Seek with all the neighborhood kids. We'd play outside til dark and were reluctant to go home. Ahhhh, the good ol' summer!

Kathleen said...

Favorite childhood toy...a doll making kit from my Daddy for my birthday one year.
I liked playing Chinese Checkers or Pachisi with my Grandma,too.
Would love to win that calendar!

Kathleen said...

I left your link on my blog, Mary Ann!

NeKisha said...

My favorite childhood game was catching lizards. We loved nothing more than to coax my neighbor friends' father to get one to bight him on each earlobe, as they would hang on and not let go. He would walk around as if they were earrings. It was so comical for us children to watch!

Sue Smith said...

My favorite toy was a Holly Hobby doll. She was my only doll and I loved playing with her.

Niki said...

I liked hop scotch, and pole ball.

Enjoy your blog very much :)
Niki

NeKisha said...

I have left a link on my blog. Thank you Mary Ann!

Angie @ www.ourjoyfulliving.com said...

Beautiful calendar
I loved swinging on the disk swing at my Grandmas house. It is the house we live in now and has been in my family for like 5 generations.
www.ourjoyfulliving.com

Elizabethd said...

My favourite toys were two bears that were always together, They tucked into my bed, one on either side of me. I still have them.

Cheryl said...

I loved getting together with my cousins and playing hide and seek, so much fun hiding among the farm buildings after dark. Oh the joys of just simple fun!

Enjoy your blog!

Shelley said...

Dolls...I still love them :)
Posting a link on my blog....blessings

Shelley said...

Posting a link....

Momma Chilson said...

A stuffed cat that a cousin gave me when I was a baby. One of my daughters now treasures it! Thanks for the chance to win the calendar!

Mama Hen said...

A friend, my sister, and I would have day long Monopoly tournaments!

Rita said...

Lincoln Logs and Chinese Checkers were my two favorites.

TanasiGirl said...

My bicycle was my favorite toy. It's a wonder the wheels never fell off:)

Al said...

It was my doll named Amy. I think I literally loved her to death. I know she has some bad looking hair from me washing it. Sweet memories.

Aliene said...

I loved to skate with my friends. Of course this was the old fashion skates that you put on your shoes and had a key hanging around my neck to keep the the skates tight.

I also remember wanting to play with my brothers as they played marbles.
Sometimes they let me.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Our favorite board game was called Parchisi - or a later version was called Sorry.

It was simple, but lots of fun. Kind of like life can be, sometimes.

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I would probably have to say my fisher price garage or little house. Loved them both!
Thanks~ Lisa :o)

Becky said...

My favorite toys were Barbie and Breyer horses.

Jo-Ann said...

My favorite playthings were dolls -- I still have one that opens and shuts her eyes and used to cry when she was layed down! She's probably around 60 years old now!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Yes! Count me in - I'm up at the store getting an internet connection until I get home tomorrow and of course had to check your blogaroo. So glad I did. Have a good weekend ~ ♥

Carolyn said...

I loved Candyland and I had a favorite record (Sleepytime for Dolly"

Carolyn

Rita said...

My cloth doll with the embroidered face and arms and legs sewn on with buttons that my uncle gave me when I was one that was almost as big as I was at the time. I still have her (she's a battered 59).

We played Parcheesi and Monopoly a lot. The biggest thrill was to get to play this Royal Rummy card game with the grown ups--had a big plastic table mat and poker chips. But most of the time us kids played Rummy 500.

"Pearl of Great Price" said...

I loved my dolls and "playing house".

***-Christina-*** said...

We played marbles and jacks.

Monique @ Simple Abundance said...

My favourite plaything was my doll and all the things I could use to play with her, like brushes and an always full bottle ( it looked like it emptied, but was always full)
Have a wonderful day and greetings from The Netherlands.

"Pearl of Great Price" said...

I left the link on my blog! :)

***-Christina-*** said...

I also posted a link to your blog! You can check it out here...

(http://christinashappylittleblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/another-giveaway.html)

Phoenix's Mom said...

Hide and seek! I was not very good at hiding, I would laugh when the kids would get close! :-) Good times!

Linda from KY said...

I loved playing with dolls, including, Barbie dolls. My favorite thing in the summer wasn't really a game, but I loved being able to stay out past dark to catch lightening bugs. I also loved to play badminton in our backyard.

Connie said...

I loved my Krissy Doll and Barbie Dolls. I would love to win this calendar - thanks for the chance :)

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

As a child, i loved our lincoln logs and blocks...my sister and i would build and set up massive towns all over the floor! i miss doing that! :)

regina said...

When I was a child, we spent our time in the woods building forts down in the gullies. Our toys consisted of sticks, old farm tools, and lots of imagination.
Regina

KQ Sue said...

Hide and seek with the neighborhood kids and on my cousin's farm. Farm was the best with all the buildings and acres of hiding places.

Jessica said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I would love a chance. :)

My favorite toy was a wagon! There's lots to do with a wagon. I still have two but they are rusted, falling apart and the wheels don't work anymore. They are used purely for decoration in the garden.

Crazy Acres Rose said...

my favourite game was Battling Tops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uw5crBtIqs

Crazy Acres Rose said...

my favourite game was Battling Tops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uw5crBtIqs

Peggy said...

Oh, my ... I had so many favorites; I can't just pick one! But you know I loved making pot holders with the blue metal frame with teeth, loops of cotton and a crochet hook :-)

Please don't count me in your drawing, though, since I won something a few months ago! The calendar is adorable, but I'd like others to have a chance!

BTW Imperfect Housewife did NOT give us her favorite game or toy! :-(

poodlegirl said...

I loved to play Barbies and "spot 'em" which was nighttime hide and seek with a flashlight.

Blessings from a Wildflower said...

A tire swing hung by rope from a high branch in a tree in yard..I would set for hours twirling around and around...secondly would be my bicycle..as i rode it down the country rode to Grandma's..that bike had lots of miles on it..:)
~~HUGS~~

Knitwit said...

Crayons! I spent hours on end coloring with crayons. (Blue-green and magenta were my favorites.)The funny thing is, I could never get either of my kids interested in coloring at all!

Marilyn said...

I liked playing anagrams, a word game.

plainlymodest said...

I loved pick up sticks. With my two brothers and two sisters it was always a noisy, good time.

plainlymodest said...

Mary Ann, I left a link to your giveaway on my blog.

Loretta said...

What a beautiful calendar! My cousins and I would sit on my aunt's living room floor and play jacks! There were ten of us so when your time came around you had to make it count! Seemingly, I was always the loser!LOL. Thanks for helping me to remember this! I am your newest follower now, come on over and follow us too! Hugs! Loretta

plaingrl said...

I loved to play 4 square also. ANd hop scotch.

plaingrl said...

I posted a link on my blog:)

Mitzi said...

I grew up in the country with not many toys. My favorite "toy" would have to be the trapeze bar my Dad hung in a tree in the front yard. I played on that every chance I got and dreamed of being in the circus.

Kate said...

I loved my swing. I would swing and sing for hours while my daddy chopped wood.

Farah said...

my favorite childhood toy was my strawberry shortcake dollhouse!

Karan said...

My favorite toy I would have to say was my Toni Doll. Oh how I loved giving her a permanent and styling her hair. I kept her and my oldest daughter played with her until the bands broke on her. I did not know that you could have them restrung so threw her away. About 6-7 years ago I found one just like her on E-Bay and she now stands proudly along with a couple more I bought for old times sake on my dreser in my guest room.

Love the calendar. Wonderful giveaway.

Karan

Wendi said...

I enjoyed paper dolls.

momma rae said...

i loved jacks and a doll that my grandmother made for me. that calendar looks just lovely! thanks for the offer.

Diann said...

I didn't have many toys, but my favorite was probably a stuffed bunny I am clutching in several photos. I love the calendar! Thanks for a chance to win it!

Laura said...

My favorite toy was my American Girl Kirsten doll. That doll and I had so many wonderful adventures together!

Carolien said...

My favourite thing to play with was a board game of the World Wildlife Fund (just new in the seventies) called 'Wildlife'. When there were no other players I would invent all kind of alternative 'games' with it myself ... hours and hours were spent like that. My children still love this game too.
I hardly dare to ask, but can I be included too into the calendar list? I love it! If not, I fully understand!!!

Have a nice Pentecost Day & Dutch greetings,
Carolien

Marytoo said...

I thought that the Amish did not allow themselves to be photographed. Am I wrong about that?

Grammy Blick said...

For my 11th Christmas Daddy got me a Roy Rogers Double R Bar ranch set. Oh, I had so much fun playing with all the plastic characters and animals. But my favorites weren't "toys" -- I loved the Golden Books. Reading has always been my favorite pass time.

Kim said...

My favourite toy was my Panda. He was about 15 inches tall & stuffed with horsehair & straw, which made him smell a bit if he got wet, but I loved him, he had lovely amber coloured eyes & every couple of years mum would have to sew him a new nose because I would love it away. I had him until I was in my 30's when my German Shepherd puppy ate him one day.
Have put a link on my blog

saving for travel said...

I found your blog through Kim's (above)link.

Thanks Kim

Sft x

Wall-to-wall books said...

Wow! This is really beautiful! Of course I would love to win one!

forevereading at gmail dot com

Clisby said...

My favorite game wasn't a formal game with rules; it was a game my sister, brother, and I used to play at night when we were supposed to be sleeping. We all slept in the same room, and after my parents had sent us to bed and all sounds of interfering parents had subsided, the game started. For some reason, it was called Fancypants. Fancypants was the hero of the game, and the villain was the school principal. (At this point in our young lives, I was the only one with any experience of a school principal, so I guess this was my contribution.) The game took many forms, but basically it was an adventure that involved crawling under and over our beds, pursuing each other, and eventually defeating whoever had the night's job of being the school principal. In the dark.

My second favorite was Kick the Can, back in the days when hordes of children on summer vacation were allowed to play outside, pretty much unsupervised, until 9 or 10 p.m.

Becca said...

Playing in a Corner Store and with my doll, Sisterbelle. Later, "house" and "school", sandbox, "Trouble" & "Sorry" & "Monopoly" board games, Barbies, jacks, card games eg Crazy 8s, Old Maid, 500 Rummy, Spit, Go Fish. Much later: table tennis, basketball, tennis, swimming & bike riding.

simply His home said...

My favorite childhood toy was a ragdoll named Polly. I still have her packed away...shes missing her skirt and she has a large hole in her leg...but she means so much to me!

Nancy said...

Hopscotch!

Donna said...

I loved roller skating, on the sidewalk in front of our house and the neighbors. I wore out a pair of the metal clip on skates, totally wearing the metal off the wheels. I kept the skate key on a shoe string around my neck. Thanks for shaking that memory loose!

Donna

Emily said...

My favorite toys were my dolls. I loved playing mommy!

Emily said...

I also put a link on my blog about your giveaway!

Pappa Swarey said...

My favorite game when I was a child was cops and robbers, or Indians and white men ! If I would be a little more limber I would still go out and play that with my children, but instead I stand to the side coaching them as they play! Love the calendar! Kristena

Mary Beth said...

I loved to play house as a young child. My dad, a hobby carpenter, had built my siblings and I a playhouse perched atop a low tree stump. It was quite large, as playhouses go, and had a kitchen, living area and bedroom. I loved to whip up crude culinary delights in that wooden kitchen. My fine mud pie was coaxed into my younger sister Tricia once, much to her chagrin, but the incident did make a great memory for us both, and a story to tell our nieces of their daring and rascally aunts! :-)

Isabella said...

I think I enjoyed my roller skates best of all my toys.

Flowers of Life said...

My favorite game was playing grey wolf in the moonlight, the half darkness made it so much more thrilling

Flowers of Life said...

Hey I did it,thought I had lost access to my blog finally got it figured out and going again. yay!! and I left a link on it

acreasy1 said...

I loved jump rope when I was little- I almost wore through my first rope! My mom had to buy me another. What a lovely giveaway. :)

Happy Times said...

Such a lovely calendar! Too bad I didn't make to your blog in time to enter the giveaway!