December 17, 2012

Secret Santa Blog Hop

Welcome to the Secret Santa Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting! You can find the list of participating authors, rules and instructions HERE.

Happy Holidays! I love this time of year! Not because of the gifts or the giving, the delighted children or the family gatherings. Not because of the sappy holiday movies, the caroling, and most especially not because of the cold and snow of a Michigan winter. No, I love this time of year because the day job that works me sixty hours a week in the summer, trickles down to about ten hours a week immediately after the holidays and continues this way through the beginning of March. Yup, it's at this time of year I get to spend long days relaxing with my husband, and long nights with the heroes of my current works in progress. What, you think it should be the other way around? *grin*

In the spirit of holiday giving, I'm awarding one random Secret Santa Blog Hop participant a prize package: A beautiful music note latte mug, a music note ornament, and an eCopy of my award winning contemporary romance, After Midnight.

Entering to win is easy. Just leave me a comment that includes your name, email address, and what you love most about the holidays.

Want even more entries into the Kindle Fire HD giveaway? Here's how to get three: You get one entry for following my blog, one for leaving a comment and one for answering my question.

Question: Sarah loves the cold and snow of Michigan winters. True or false?

Don't forget to return to the main page for the rest of the Secret Santa Blog Hop. Good luck!!


Sarah said...

I can't pick one thing that i love about this time of year.

It's my time of the year. I love the msic, the shopping, the tree, the lights, the snow, the shows, the traditions, the excitement, the kids innocent beliefs. I love this time of year.

Barbara Edwards said...

Sarah loves the winter snow.
Nice blog.

Cassandra said...

GFC Cassandra Hicks
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Lasha said...

False. Happy Holidays,

mslasha at gmail dot com

Rowan Worth said...

Hm, False--Sarah does NOT like the winter snow and cold of Michigan.

I love the decorations that come out this time of year!

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laurie said...

False. Happy Holidays,

Unknown said...

i like all the decorations
that would be false
gfc kimberly
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Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Hi Sarah,

I love getting together with my family and watching the hokey Christmas Hallmark movies. :)

kmnbooks at yahoo dot come

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

oh and false-- Sarah doesn't like the winter snow.

Anonymous said...

What I like most about the holidays is making cookies with my daughter and making up trays to pass out to friends and family!

LEENA7 said...

one thing I love most is how people are nicer to each other they go out of their way to help each other, they spend more time with family and friends. I just wish it would stay like that.
No, Sarah does not like the cold,False! I will follow blog

Unknown said...

False! And I think I would love your day job...especially after the holidays! :D

I follow your blog.

Susan Frances said...

False, Sarah Grimm sounds like she abhors the cold and snow. My favorite part of Christmas is I have to gather a list of whom I like and want to give a gift to for no other reason then it is the season to give gifts. It's not a time of feeling obligated to family or friends but a time to treat the people whom you love and appreciate with some kindness. That's the part I like.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

JanD said...

I love the lights and decorations during the holidays.
Answer to question is false.
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Unknown said...

I love all the sparkly lights the best!
Thanks for the Awesome Hop!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the workload lessening--it's an on-going struggle with me to find the time to write with 60 + hour workweeks.

Right now I'm taking my first vacation in over a decade and I'm enjoying it immensely! :-)

magic5905 said...

I love the cold and the desserts.
Thanks for the great hop.
I follow on gfc-magic5905
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CBarton said...

False - Thank you for the giveaway and for being a part of the hop. Happy Holidays! GFC - Cynthia Barton

Holly said...

Hello, thanks for the giveaway! False--she loves this time of the year but NOT because of the Michigan weather.

Theresa Friel Newbury said...


Thanks for the giveaway.

I follow via GFC - brbalways

Darcy said...

Sensible Sarah definitely does not like the cold and snow of a Michigan winter. Personally, I don't much mind cold, but snow you can keep.

I love too many things about this time of year to mention. Mainly, though, it's the sense of joy that you get from so many people and the fact that it's the one time of year when you can act like a kid again as you watch shiny decorations and silly movies and not also feel like a fool for doing it because almost everyone else feels the same way, too.

Great blog, Sarah.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely NOT! :-)


Unknown said...

Shannon Bereza
What I love most about the holidays is the fact that I have an excuse to not leave the house and I can just hang out with my twin 3 year olds all day long. I live in Wisconsin so I understand the cold and snow of the Midwest for sure. I like to look at the snow but as far as I'm concerned I don't need to touch it or be outside in it when it is below zero.

Ellz said...

I don't believe she enjoys it. NOPE.

Thanks for the fun and have a great holiday!

Z said...

Follow by GFC,
You asked two questions.
I love the houses decorated for the holidays and putting together stockings for my kids and grandkids.
Sarah doesn't like Michigan winters so that is false.
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Shannon said...

Well, it doesn't specifically say you don't like the Michigan winters and snow, just that you like the less work hours better!

Happy Holidays and congrats on your next 3 months of almost freedom. :-)

Shadow said...

What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! And the answer is false. I hate it too! lol Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
GFC: shadow_kohler

Beckey said...

True ;)

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Mackenzie Crowne said...

False, because how could Sarah like snow and cold? How could anyone? ;-) My favorite is gathering with family and the excitement of the kids. Too sweet.

Hmmm thought I was already following. Fixed that.


LisaRayns said...

I love family gatherings most during the holiday season. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I'm part of the hop, but wanted to stop in and say, hi! Great blogs, I'm having a blast learning about everyone :) I love this time of year because it gives us all a reason to push aside work, make cookies, and spend time with our families.

bn100 said...

I like the decorations.



Unknown said...

I would have to say that you don't love the cold & snow of Michigan winters. I have to second you on that, having lived in SW Michigan up until 2 months ago, when I moved to NW Nebraska. Why if I don't like cold & snow would I move to another place with both? Because I'm close to my oldest brother, which is what I love about the holidays, being with family.

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desitheblonde said...

you love the snow and then been holiday the best