Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring at Last

I've been stocking Her Ladyship's Hatbox with some of my favorite magazines for Spring. I love to look through them to get new recipes and ideas on how to enjoy this new season. As I mentioned with my other giveaway over on my writing blog I thought of postponing this giveaway as it's not really the time to celebrate anything. But I think maybe it will help as a distraction, if nothing else:



These five brand-new magazines (Best of Britain, County Living, Romantic Homes, Teatime Favorites, and Victoria) come with a couple of fun container gardening projects: Sunflowers and Herbs, both that you grow in a can. The Country Living magazine also includes a free packet of basil seeds, so make that three projects. If you'd like to win the lot, in comments to this post tell us about something you do to celebrate Springtime by midnight EST on Friday, April 19th, 2013. I'll draw one name at random from everyone who participates and send the winner all the magazines and the can kits*. The giveaway is open to everyone on the planet so please join in.

*One important note on this giveaway; if the winner resides in a country that prohibits sending seeds or gardening kits through the mail, you will receive only the magazines and the seeds and kits will be donated to a local elementary school. My apologies in advance if that happens.

17 comments:

  1. We need something good to help balance out the bad. Thank you for bringing a bit of Spring light to us.

    In the spring, we celebrate my mom's birthday, usually by giving her things for her garden. This year it was little solar lights that flash like fireflies. I adore fireflies! :-)

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  2. I stock up on Zyrtec and tissues...lol! Curse you, pollen. ;-)

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  3. I don't know if you'd call it celebrating but I always try to do a spring clean through the flat as I'm not much into housework normally. I'm so easily persuaded to read, or now sew, that it gets left at the bottom of the priority list. I will be getting started on Saturday with the bathroom ... sigh

    If I win the goodies in the hat box could you please send them to the hospital treating the victims of the Boston marathon attacks? There's nothing like a magazine when you're in hosptial, especially caused by such tragic events.

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  4. My sweetie and I go to the Botanic Gardens here in Chicago every Memorial Day weekend. It's a tradition we've kept up since the year we started dating and it just never really feels like spring until I get to walk through the flowers holding his hand.

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  5. Celebrating Spring is important to me since a year has passed since my breast cancer diagnosis and I am looking forward to this year healthy and strong. Thanks for this beautiful giveaway at this special time.

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  6. What a beautiful and meaningful post and giveaway which lifts my spirits. Spring means walks, sunshine and my grandson's first birthday in a week. So a very special time of year.

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  7. I'm with the above poster who stocks up on allergy supplies. Oh, and mosquito repellant! :)

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  8. We celebrate our daughter's birthday in early May. If it is nice we celebrate outside, otherwise we party indoors and make it a point to decorate in honor of flowers and fair weather...there is generally lots of pink involved!
    Stephanie L.

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  9. I watch for the first robin. My best friend growing up shares the name, I lost her years ago to domestic violence. I watch for the first robin of Spring each year, as a reminder to seek joy rather than remember the sorrow.

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  10. I clear out bunches of clutter and donate items to the local thrift shops.

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  11. I plant flowers and vegetables in my gardens. :)

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  12. We still have snow on the ground here. It's hard to believe it's spring. Our family always goes to the Landscape Arboretum to celebrate Mother's Day as the official start of spring. I hope we'll be picnicking on grass this year, but who knows?

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  13. More walking outside, taking plastic off the windows and clearing out clutter. --liv

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  14. I'd love to say I go all Bacchanalia in the backyard at midnight under the first spring full moon, but my neighbors are a tad too close for that. Even at two acres, they could still see me. So instead, I clean like mad.

    I've never seen a garden in a can. I love it.

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  15. plant more flowers

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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