Menagerie’s Halloween Haunt – Winner!

October 24, 2008

Our Winner is…..

Krista from Missouri


We had a VERY CLOSE second place entry.  Only 3/10ths of a point separated them! 

Here is the breakdown of the top-ten (based on three judges, independently scoring… and, avering the scores):

We had such a blast reading the stories, posts, and book recommendations!  For those who participated, we really appreciate it!

Krista, our grand prize winner, will win the HALLOWEEN BASKET O’ FUN! 

Madaline and Anna will each receive a Halloween Suprise!

Best to all!

Happy Haunting!


A Quilt Give-A-Way & Menagerie Give-A-Way

October 16, 2008



I am a total GIVEAWAY FREAK!  I just love doing Thursday’s Thoughts and making things for winners!  I just sent Alyce and Trisha some handmade book-floss book marks and hope they like them.

But, the award for the Halloween Haunt… this piece d’ resistance will definitely be LARGE, OVERFLOWING, FUN, AND TOTALLY COOL! The basket will be sent to only ONE LUCKY WINNER of The Halloween Haunt.  Because there are cool decorations for your house, I want to allow for enough shipping time for the basket to arrive.  Because of this, I have to have the enteries in by the 22nd… that’s SIX DAYS FOLKS

For the giveaway, all you need to do is submit a Halloween story (it can be a creative story or a true one), some words about your favorite scariest book, scary memories… or whatever tale you think will fit in the “Scary Halloween” Genre.  Or, have your kids write a Halloween story and submit theirs!  You can post about it on your blog and put the link in the comments section, or, you can just email me at and I’ll post it for you.  You don’t want to miss out, trust me on that one!  I’d want this basket!  Also, if you post a badge on your site… I’ll enter you for a “Second Chance Drawing.”  The prize for that is a secret, but you won’t be disappointed!  Boo!

Here are the badges… plenty to chose from!







The link to the Contest Site is:


For the other GIVEAWAY…. the quilt.  This is not mine… this is from Pigtails and Snails.   It’s radically gorgeous!  I’m entering~!  Here’s the juice:

Here’s the Link:

Here’s the quilt:

But, the contest is up on the 17th.. so hurry!


Halloween Time At Thursday’s Thoughts

October 9, 2008


Thursday’s Thoughts is Trick or Treating this Week? 



Friends, readers, bloggers, ghouls and ghosts… click on over to Thursday’s Thoughts for this week’s contest and last week’s WINNERS!

AND…. Readers!!! Writers!!! I’m getting a ton of hits on the site, but only 10-15 entries a week!  So, I know you’re thinking about it… just take those 5 minutes, share with us a piece of you… so that we can visit your cool blog-site and get to know you better!  Plus… there are prizes!

Head on over… it’s free stuff and fun stories!

See you there!

And, a reminder… Visit Menagerie’s Halloween Haunt!

The prize is valued at over $100! 


Menagerie’s Halloween Haunt

October 5, 2008

Oh, My Friends….

The Time is Near….

When Gouls, Goblins & Horrors Appear!


Come one, come all … if you dare!

It’s time to put on OUR HALLOWEEN SCARE!













Youuuuuuu Whooooooo…. Thursday’s Thoughts Time!

October 1, 2008

Folks, it’s time again!

It’s Thursday’s Thoughts…

Yes, the tantalizing…..



Thursday’s Thoughts Weekly Meme Contest is Posted!

Whatcha waiting for? 


Head On Over to Thursday’s Thoughts…

September 25, 2008

This week's contest is dreamy!


We’ve got this week’s winner…

And, a new weekly contest!

Please click on over to Thursday’s Thoughts for this week’s MEME and contest.. yes, still will have the weekly MEME topic and the corresponding prize. 

This week is centered around our reading and our dreams…

The prize is a book, delivered to your door-step, from

Again, the work is pretty simple…

Write a post about the topic.

Leave me a comment on my blog.

Include the link to your article/post on the topic.

And, away we go!

All of the contest rules… i.e. deadline, etc. are included on Thursday’s Thoughts.  In addition to the prize you win, your blog will be added to Thursday’s Thought’s Blogroll for all readers to link over to for years, yes years, to come! (How corny!)

P.S. – This is open to Non-Bloggers… you can just write your entry as a comment and ensure that I have your email address. 

Good Luck!


Literarily’s Blog Posts & Contest This Week!

September 23, 2008

The Smart One and the Pretty One Give*A*Way at Literarily

Shana at Literarily has interviewed a very interesting author and has also reviewed her work The Smart One & The Pretty OneThe review indicates that if you like those “chick” books, you’ll love this one.  She even compared it to Jennifer Weiner’s works.  Aaahhh…. can you say “bubble bath?”

So run, do not walk, over to Literarily and get into the contest!  Now, wait… maybe walk… I want to win!