Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Spellbook Giveaway and Happy 4th of July

Teddy was so happy that everyone liked last weeks Celtic journal that she thought she would give another one away. This is a BOS (book of spells or book of shadows) which was handmade in Salem, Massachusetts by a local witch. I bought it there last fall in a very cool witch store!


It has a hand carved Celtic knot on the front of the wooden cover and brass hinges.


You can add pages to this BOS and the directions are on the first page so the book can grow with you! To enter, leave a comment on this post and if you are not a follower, sign on to follow. The winner will be announced next Saturday and a new giveaway will be listed at that time.


I am very busy cooking today so I thought I would post a few pics from last year.


I stuffed over 100 jalapenos yesterday which had to be seeded and de-veined before stuffing. It took me hours.


I told my kids that they can judge how much I love them by how many stuffed jalapenos I am willing to make for them. After 200, they go up for adoption!

I hope you all have a safe and festive 4th!!!!

60 comments:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

That spell book is so beautiful! Your giveaways are never boring, that´s for sure!

Yes You really must love Your children 100 jalapenos! i get bored after just a couple :-) :-) :-)

Happy 4th of July!
Christer.

Texmom said...

Entering the contest.

Hope you and yours have a great and filling Fourth of July.

wardhouse said...

Beautiful work! thank you Teddy! =)

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Have a wonderful Fourth! ♥

Gracie said...

After all the cooking you've done in preperation for the 4th, do hope you take a day of rest!!!

the wild magnolia said...

A wonderful BOS, love the wooden covers, and the celtic design. Teddy did good.

100 jalapenos...my my, patience and love of family, and good food prevailed.! BTW I love stuffed jalapenos! I have a friend who seeds and chops them and adds a few to her potato salad.

You are a wonder indeed. Good job! Take a rest! :)

Happy day, happy fourth, and xoxo to "Julia Chow".

Rue said...

Happy Fourth to you and the family. Are you having a party, or are those stuffed peppers just for the kids?

Those are great fireworks photos!

Don't run yourself ragged - try to enjoy the holiday!

Sugar said...

Oh I want that book!!! What a pretty cover..

Happy 4th to you and Teddy and your whole family!!

William Bezek said...

All day with your hands in jalapenos, you are a saint!
At some point I would have rubbed my eye.

Bridgett said...

Holy cow is that pretty! Haven't started my BOS yet...I was waiting until we got moved into our new house so I could really focus on it. Thankfully, we'll be moving in about 2 weeks from now! Yay!

Anyway, it's beautiful and I'm in awe that you'd want to give something so nice away! Wow.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th. I know there will be plenty of yummy foods available. :)

Much love to you.

Ellie said...

What a pretty Book of Shadows! Just lovely. Nice choice Teddy.

Crystalrainbow said...

Oh wow what a wonderful giveaway :) please can you add me to your witchy hat for when you draw the winner :) Blessings hun to you and yours x xx x happy 4th July

Pricilla said...

That's a peck of peppers!

Have a wonderful day and I hope you can feel your fingers again soon.

Marie S said...

Happy 4th to you and your family!
What a beautiful BOS.
Have a great day and week!
Thanks Teddy!

The Traveler said...

That is a gorgeous book. You always seem to find them!Happy Independence+ Day!

Birgit said...

Happy 4th of July -- have a memorable and safe celebration! :)

Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful spell book -- just seeing the photos of it was a treat! :)

-- Birgit

Sea Gypsy said...

Oh my, that Book of Shadows...want, want, want!! You have the best giveaways. :)

Have a fabulous 4th of July!!

~Michele
frogshell@mac.com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy 4th Of July! Hope you are having a great one! Love the spell book, beautifully made. Thanks for the chance Teddy!

PhoenixWitch said...

Happy 4th of July! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jennifer Rose said...

that is another gorgeous book :) really like that photo with the red lights, neat to see how the light spread like that

pastrywitch said...

What a great spellbook - I love that you can add pages to it. Nice touch.

Sydnii said...

The book is beautiful!

Happy 4th!

Leathra said...

Oh, wow! Please Please Please, that is so absolutely breathtaking!

Happy 4th of July!!

oldblackcatboo said...

Oh! I ADORE that!!!
Please Please Please
Enter me in the giveaway!
Happy 4th!!!!

Sara said...

Such a beautiful book.

Happy Fourth of July! The fireworks look amazing.

xx

The Niki said...

Stuffed jalapenos are amazing! All cream cheesy and delicous...mmmm!

And your give-aways are indeed wonderful. I love the spell books and journals.

Melodie said...

That is a super cool book! I want it,I want it!

Raven_Nightwind said...

Although I never win anything, I will leave my comment and keep my fingers crossed this is something I would love to have and treasure. I have been looking for something like this to write my spellwork in so I can pass it down to my daughter and then she can give it to hers and so on. I really hope the Gods are gonna be on my side with this one.

Tammie Lee said...

such a fun and awesome give away! I have been a follower ever since I found you. Happy Holiday to you.

Starre said...

Oh thats beautiful! Pick Me! Pick Me!
I've never had a stuffed jalapeƱo, but they sound like quite a treat!

Diandra said...

You Americans sure do have a better time celebrating your country than we Germans have celebrating ours. Who celebrates in October anyway, hu? (We have speeches by Politicians and boring TV program and the day off, that's all. I still like it.)

Nydia said...

Oh my gods, Jaz, I can't stop drooling, sigh! This BOS is amazing.

Do count me in, okay? Crossing fingers and toes...

Kisses from us, hope you had a great 4th of July.

Judith said...

I would love to be entered on this give a way, and I'll be sure to mention it on my blog!

Corrine said...

Another fantastic book. I'd love to win it. Have a great 4th of July.

Millie said...

What a beautiful book. My human would never let me have it (I'd try to eat it), but she would love it. Your pictures from last year are great.

tinypearl5758 said...

Wow another beautiful book, you are very generous person. Loved your photos. xxx

Yart said...

Your pictures are gorgeous as usual! Good choice Teddy!!

Celia said...

What a beautiful book!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Happy 4th!!

Mystica said...

I would love to be entered for such a beautiful giveaway.

Amistis Reudan said...

Blessed 4th! I got to spend the whole day in the hospital---working!!! At least I got holiday pay! We are going to do little fireworks at my fiance's parents with my step daughter (5 yrs old) I just went on a bargain spree getting her stocked up on summer clothes! I am so excited for tomorrow!!!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

The spell book is beautiful! Your giveaways are amazing. Hugs for Teddy!

Suzie said...

I'm gone for little over a week, and now it will take me a month to absorb all that you have shared while I was gone! I truly miss being able to visit each day.

And here I find another glorious give-away, indicative of your generous spirit!

As is spendng your day stuffing peppers! I'm sure that your family knows how much you love them!

I was able to go to an antique market the other day, and was thinking about you, wishing you were there. .there was a vendor who was selling a number of wooden clothes drying racks, all of different configurations. Most I had seen before, but there was one that was round, and stacked, like the Tower of Pisa (it even leaned a little, but I think that was due to the uneven ground!)into three levels, and was huge!
The other was a bit smaller, but was even more unusual. .it had four sides of round rails, and was topped with a wide inverted "V". .it looked like a bungalow. I couldn't help but wonder if one of those wasn't similar to your mystery drying rack.

Wishing you a peaceful day! And try and keep cool!!

Dirgesinger said...

O dear, I am so in!
As I am from the other end of the world, I do not have too much chences to visit Salem, but this book would bring the spirit of the town to me!:)

Sharlene T. said...

OMG! I covet that book... love the ability to add pages... I'm mixing my invisible ink, right now... pick me, pick me, pick me...

Teddy has such great taste in owners, don't you think...

Happy Fourth!

Twitter: SolarChief

Skye said...

Oh my Lord!

That is possibly the most beautiful book I have ever seen!

Hopefully I win, but good luck to all who enter, and I bet they'll enjoy it.

Blessings,
Skye

Mother's Moon's Message said...

beautiful book and fire work photos... 100 jalepenos.. goodness... your kids are lucky indeed... I bet they were yummy

BleuMoon said...

you always have such wonderful contests and such a beautiful blog!

bleumoonspirit@gmail.com

greekwitch said...

That is even prettier than your last giveaway. Beautiful in every way. So, i am entering this contest also.
By the way, the food for the blog tech's party looked so good that i had to give into some pms cravings!
I think noone of the people who read this blog can judge me. Yumm!
And i was lucky enough to taste your food. That granola dissapeared in just a few hours.
Oh the guilt!

Beth said...

You always have the coolest giveaways!

Chris in the Emerald City said...

Great looking BOS! Nice firework photos!

Zoey and Me said...

I'm intriqued by the title.

Amy said...

Gorgeous photos and spellbook.

Laura said...

wow the spellbook is awesome and i love the fireworks photos.
hope you had a good 4th
blessings
~*~

Jenna Gayle said...

Holy crap! BEAUTIFUL book!!

Only That Moon said...

Id love to win the giveaway.. but fear postage to the UK would be a nightmare!

tournesol said...

Beautiful book, I'd love to win!

Divaeva said...

What a groovy BOS! ...and sadly - this is the closest I got to fireworks this year! beautiful shots!

Terrymac said...

This is such a beautiful spell book. I would love to be the winner/owner of it.....do have one or two spells I could put in. (Much better than the notebook I use now!)
The wooden cover with the carved celtic knot makes it look so authentic. And beautifully simple.

Thank you for this giveaway. I am a new follower of yours. Sounds like a very interesting blog, glad I found it!

terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

Monique said...

Hi,
oh what a lovely BOS, I would love to enter. We can't get things like that in The Netherlands.
Have a wonderful day.

57 said...

Wow it really is a beautiful book! Want!

-Laura