Things are a bit slow today because all of the Cascadian Nomads have been taking it easy and celebrating Buy Nothing Day. It is one of our favorite days of the year- a detox from consuming. Having observed this great day for over a decade, I am always amazed what splendid perspective I gain on how much buying things often controls my time. Spending a day reflecting on what I do and don't truly need, is so wonderful right after a day of blissful gratitude for what I've got (Thanksgiving.) Anyways, I'm sure you have been waiting on the edge of your seats since Wednesday when we told you we had a huge, multi-blog giveaway announcement for you. So, in case you haven't seen it on any of our awesome giveaway partner blogs- The Lazy Pit Bull, You Did What With Your Weiner, Byrd Is The Wyrd, Canines & Couture and Dolly the Doxie- we are giving away a $175 Amazon gift card! You need only enter the giveaway on one blog but we highly recommend you check out our partner blogs. We know a lot of you have probably already entered on their blogs so good luck to you! If you haven't entered yet, why not? It's so easy. All you have to do to enter is leave us a comment telling us what's on your holiday wish list for a person or a charity you love (you don't have to name names so surprises will not be spoiled.) The Rafflecopter will ask you to check a box confirming that you commented then other entry chances will be unlocked. That's right. You can earn more than one chance to win this valuable prize!
Since you are going to tell us what's on your holiday wish list for a person or charity you love, I will tell you mine: I wish for my favorite charity, The Doney Clinic, to get enough donations this holiday season that their food and item bank will be stocked all year. In my own home, I would most like to see Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley, Amelia, Leo and Jason all enjoying one very special toy on Christmas morning (yes, Jason too- last year he got a remote controlled helicopter!) There is just something about seeing one's I love play like children/puppies/kittens/hatchlings around the Christmas tree that makes me so happy... Okay, enough about me. You only have a few more days left to enter to win the gift card. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter on Friday, December 6th and announced on our Facebook page. Good luck!