Happy Thanksgiving and a giveaway!!!

I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving with your families, no matter what way you celebrate this occassion. I hope everyone has a great meal with great people. Don't forget to eat your veggies, not just turkey and stuffing!!! As for us, we will be going to one of Ryan's coworkers houses for Thanksgiving and everyone will be bringing some food, like pot luck style. I think we are doing deviled eggs and/or sweet potato casserole. Either way I will get pics up after the holiday.
One thing I am thankful for is not just my family, but my new family too...my husband and his family. I am thankful for the opportunities I have had and the good life I have with my friends, my job and where I live. I am thankful that everyone I know is healthy or that they are recovering. I am very thankful that I wake up everyday to a beautiful view and I can see the ocean. I am thankful to be experiencing the Azores right now, and so I want to share some of that experience with you.


I know so many of you do giveaways with things you have been sent from companies and such, but I don't have the chance. I do want to do a giveaway, so I have been gathering up some local goodies, mostly foods, but I hope to have some other souvenirs in there too. Check out the goodies below. These are all either local to the Azores or from Portugal, with maybe an item or 2 from Europe in general.

Mini jams/jellies from the island of Sao Miguel
Fanta lemon zero
Kinder Bueno bar
Light pineapple coconut juice
Box of cereal
Raspberry dark chocolate bar
Green tea

Check out some products close up...

HOW TO ENTER: Complete each for 1 entry (4 entries max)

1) Leave a comment on this post telling me you want to enter and where you would pick to live if you could choose anywhere in the world.

2) Link back on your blog and then leave me a comment letting me know.

3) Tweet about this contest and then leave me a comment letting me know.

4) Add me to your blogroll and then leave a comment letting me know. If you already have, let me know that too.



Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Melinda! I hope you guys have a great time at your potluck.

Please put me in the contest--I love that European food! If I could live anywhere in the world, it would probably be London. I love London. I think I could eat my way through that city forever! You are already in my blog roll (it's the yumlish reads tab on my homepage).

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

How fun!! I want to enter, please :) The dark chocolate is CALLING MY NAME! I've been obsessed with dark chocolate for the past couple weeks (more so than usual). If I could live anywhere I guess it would be Oregon. Nick and I want to live somewhere simple and beautiful, and not so depended on cars and energy. Oregon seems perfect!

I am glad you have so much to be thankful for, and I am super jealous of your ocean view :)

I will be posting about this giveaway on my post tomorrow! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Melissa said...

What a cool giveaway! I bought a package of Pim's when I was in France. Loved them!!!

If I could live anywhere in the world... Hmmm! I'd love to live in South Carolina or in wine country in California. But my biggest dream is to be able to spend a lot of time in southwestern France. Wine and sunflowers fields...it's a dream come true!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! Please enter me.

If I could live anywhere, I'd pick Italy.

Happy Thanksgiving, Melinda!

Anonymous said...

How fun.. Id love to enter! If I could pick anywhere, Id live someplace that was walk and bike friendly.. probably Prague! :)

Anonymous said...

Have a great thanksgiving :)

Melissa said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your kind comment on my post from last night. The blog community is so supportive and just a fantastic group. Thanks again for bringing a smile to my face.

If I could live anywhere in the world, I would live in Seattle, WA. I love it there.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win. I would live anywhere warm. I hate the cold winters!

madeline said...

I'd love to enter too! There are so many places I'd love to live, but one of them that my husband agrees on is anywhere in the Tuscany region....good food, gorgeous landscapes, great wine, who could ask for more?

madeline said...

Oh, and you're on my google reader :)

Anonymous said...

Great contest, I'd definitely like to be entered. I haven't even HEARD of most of those products! They would be fun to try.

If I could move anywhere, it would be Barcelona, Spain. I lived there for a few months and it was such an amazing experience. I like the warmth very much :)

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

- Sagan

Anonymous said...

Also I tweeted about it (@Saganlives) :)

- Sagan

Libby said...

I'd love to be entered. If I could live anywhere, I think it would be Spain--it is so lively there!

Unknown said...

http://walktallkickass.blogspot.com is my blog and i am a follower of yours :) i would like to win this sweet gift pack! if i could live anywhere I'd live in Baltimore Maryland :) hehe - really...or wherever you and Ryan are - awwww!! xoxo Happy TURKEY day (that's Istanbul, NOT Constantinople)

Unknown said...

Hello and i hope you had a good thanksgiving!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway..everything looks soo good and yummy:) If I could live anywhere it prob. be California!

Nicole, RD said...

I would live in Dallas, I think. Oh, and I would like to enter into your giveaway drawing : )

Nicole, RD said...

You're on my blogroll!

Nicole, RD said...

tweeted @preventionRD !!

Georgia Mist said...

I'd live in Scotland -- on the Isles of Lewis and Harris. TWEETING now!
(Be sure to visit my blog and enter my giveaway, too!)

Anonymous said...

Amazing giveaway! I would love to live in Australia :) I've always wanted to go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef!

Tricia said...

I'd love to enter.

I like where I'm living, but would love to visit Greece (and then make the decision on whether to live there. :) )

Tricia said...

You're on my blogroll.

Ashley said...

I definitely want to enter! And I'd love to live in Ireland. It's my dream to at least visit there some day.

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