Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beating the Heat and Announcing the Winner

Good Morning to you!

Looks like it's going to be another hot day in North Carolina.  The weather forecast is for the temperature to hit 98 and the humidity ... oh my, I'm not sure it's possible to chart how high the humidity is right now. 
In an effort to beat the heat, I'm heading to one of my favorite stores for a little ...

Christmas in July

This is the weekend that this particular store decorates from head to toe for Christmas.  They have beautiful displays and inspiration can be found in every nook and cranny.  There is one whole room dedicated to Dept. 56 villages and another room with food related items (cookbooks, kitchen items, dip mixes, etc.).  Samples are available of many of the dips, desserts and drink mixes.
It's a great time to pick up Christmas gifts and gather ideas for Christmas decorating.  So, while I'm glad it's not really time to have the Christmas decorating done in my own home, I always enjoy being inspired by how the pros do it.  Not to mention, I'm hoping that all of those snowman will make me feel cooler.

Before I go, I want to announce the winner of the the CSN Stores giveaway. 

The winner is #35 ~ Stacey at Poofing the Pillows
Congratulations Stacey.  I will be sending you an e-mail.
Thank you to all who entered and thanks again to the CSN Stores for making this giveaway possible.

Hope you are all finding ways to stay cool.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  1. Oooooh, congrats to Stacey!! Have fun!

  2. Congrats to the lucky winner!

    Sounds like a fun day, Kim. I was just at a local shop last week that had "Christmas in July".

    Stay cool!

  3. Blue Heaven when I visit here! My own family is from Lexington, NC. Truly a most beautiful state! Have a lovely weekend! Elizabeth

  4. Congrats to Stacy! I love her blog name!

  5. Congrats to Stacey. "Poofing the Pillows" sounds like such a great blog...must visit soon.

    Hope that you and those snowmen were able to stay cool. It's cooled down a lot here, but the humidity is still high.

    If you saw anything super, I hope that you'll let us know!

  6. Wow you are kidding! Thank you very much. You just made my day. :)

  7. Lucky Stacey and congratulations to her!!

    We have the exact same weather here in Maryland.

  8. Yay for Stacey! And cute stuff here and a good thing to think about in the heat of summer! :D

  9. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Stacey!

    With this extremely hot weather, we need a little Christmas in July.... sounds like a fun day.

  10. Congratulations Stacey! Kim enjoy your Christmas in July store visit!

  11. Hi Kim,

    Glad to discover your blog. I have learned just recently to be "happy at home" but I had to be retired to learn it ;). Some of us just learn later in life the joys that everyone else has known for a long time.

    Retired Knitter

  12. Congrats to Stacey. What fun to start thinking about Christmas. My favorite holiday. Love & blessings from NC!

  13. Hi Kim,
    Thanks for all your sweet remarks! It was fun going down many streets and areas that we grew up in.
    We took the heat with us and brought it back with us. We hit 100 on Sun. and it is sweltering now. Mugging and a little rain late yesterday.
    I'm with you--think cool and winter and maybe it will help. lol

  14. I'm so happy for Stacey! Congratulations to her and her fun giveaway. I was thinking about how that would brighten up an ordinary day for her.


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