I love going to the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas whenever we visit. They always have a seasonal or holiday display of some kind inside the lobby and I make sure I drag R. Darling there whenever I get the chance. Last time we were there it was autumn and there were gorgeous displays of apples and pumpkins to put us in the harvest mood. Imagine my excitement this time to realize that we would be there in time for the Christmas display! Oh how I love Christmas and love all the decorations and good feelings involved. It was quite the kick-off to our holidays to be able to stroll through the conservatory and catch a glimpse of polar bears made entirely of white carnations, reindeer made of pecans, and the biggest Christmas tree I’ve ever seen in my life (only because I’ve never been to Rockefeller!). I just wanted to share with all of you who couldn’t be there and hope that your holidays are off to a great start too!
Besides Christmas, there’s something else I’m celebrating here at the bloggy. This is my 300th post! And I also missed commemorating my 3rd Bloggyversary in October. I guess it’s all about the 3’s today :) Because I have so much to celebrate and because it’s the season of giving, I’m going to have a little contest. If you have a blog, leave a comment telling me how long you’ve been blogging, what you love most about it, and what you do to recuperate if you have a little bloggy slump (I could use the advice!). If you’re not a blogger, tell me what you like about reading blogs and what keeps you coming back to the ones you like best. Comment with your answer(s) by Midnight (PST) Friday night, December 18, 2009 and you will be entered to win a fabulous prize! The prize? I knew you’d ask, since it’s really all about the prize, isn’t it? :) Ravelry has just announced a new pattern gifting feature and I can’t wait to try it out. If you’re my winner, I will purchase a pattern of your choosing (up to $7) and gift it to you on Ravelry. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, December 19, 2009. Hooray for gifting!
I’m so looking forward to all your answers and thank you so very much for all your support over the last 3 years and 300 posts! It really does mean so much to me and I’m so very grateful for each and every one of you. Happy Holidays!