Happy June!! $50 Your Way Giveaway!

Happy June! Hopefully we are all done with the snow! RIGHT?!?!

For as far north as we are here in Idaho it’s been down right HOT here! I am NOT complaining! 80+ degree temps has me doing the happy dance.

Of course, I just looked out the window and we have a mighty dark sky right now! I’m okay with raining all night and then blue sky all day. Yes, I am a greedy girl. I want it all.

Today June 1st, Alice turns 8!! MAN! Time is going at warped speed isn’t it?? Happy Birthday to my favorite person on earth!!  I love this sweet, bratty, funny, smart kid SO MUCH!!  (She is definitely my reward for allowing my daughter to live through her 13th year on earth!)

I got a chuckle out of Alice’s wish list! A straight out of the 60’s kind of wish list!! (Tell me this kid isn’t my granddaughter!)

A mood ring. TyeDye kit and t-shirts. Dresses and a camera.  I swear this is me in a much younger, cuter little body.  A MOOD ring?! I didn’t even know those were still around!

Anyone else wanna know why the picture takers is letting Alice have that stick so close to her eye?? I swear I raised my daughter better than that!! Must of been the Son-In-Law. Right??

I hope all the Little Peanuts are feeling stronger and healthier each and every day! Here is to no more snow until December!

Now for the real reason you are here.


I truly am thankful you stop by!

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you are here. THANK YOU!!!

This months giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements is always appreciated!!

Good Luck little Peanuts!


  1. Happy June to all! A little bit of summer weather would go down a treat right now!

  2. Ashley Mains says

    I am doing great today! Relaxing with the family, awesome Saturday!

  3. Michelle C says

    I’m having a very nice, relaxing day while getting some things done around the house!

  4. Hard to believe it is June 1st! My day is going well. I have been doing some tidying up and some shopping too.

  5. It’s a beautiful, family-filled summer day, and I’m not nearly as sick I was the entire Memorial day weekends, so it’s a good day 🙂

  6. My day is going great! Nice warm weather, plenty of great free and low cost events to attend, and I found a real gemstone at the local Flea Market!

  7. Tamra Phelps says

    Happy birthday to Alice! I had a mood ring back in the 70’s. It always seemed to be dark brown or black, lol.

  8. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, I keep waiting for the back to heal completely. The surgeon did tell me it might be several months. It’s definitely, well, a pain in the back.

  9. Kim Pincombe-Cole says

    It was a beautiful start to June! Had a big cookout at our house with the family.

  10. I went garage saleing today and got many treasures.

  11. Crystal K says

    I’m with you on NO MORE SNOW! We had a great day – friends over for homemade pizza and cookies 🙂

  12. shelly peterson says

    Today has been an ok day. A little busy, a little relaxing.

  13. Veronica Vasquez says

    I’ve had a crazy busy day today. Tired. Went shopping for a good part of the day and with a 3-year-old that is not as easy as it sounds. So yeah, rough day

  14. Just been enjoying a Sunday Morning waiting for everyone to get up

  15. Welcome to June!! today we are supposed to get another tropical wave.. it does look black outside so if it comes lets go and get this over with…

  16. I’ve finally got my hands on new filters for the well. They were delivered to the wrong address but when I opened the box, attached to the compliment slip was a small packet of sweets! I shall eat them when I’m down the well – just have to wait for the rain to stop first!

  17. Kim Avery says

    My day is going fabulous! Yesterday we found out that after 4 grandsons & 2 step grandsons we will have a grand daughter in October!

  18. Today is a good day! Started by getting up early and meeting a friend for athletic yoga, which de-kinked my sore arm. Then church, which I’d missed the last 2 weeks, a good sermon & communion, and picked up a bunch of packages. Hubby off to pick up a new cafe set for our sunroom. And the sun hasn’t hidden yet!!

  19. Good rehearsal for SAGE singers. We had a substitute director today since our usual director is in NYC performing at Carnegie Hall.

  20. Crystal K says

    I mostly just worked from home today while my husband did yardwork and hung out with the kids 🙂

  21. shelly peterson says

    Today was a hot day. I spent the day relaxing.

  22. laurie nykaza says

    We had a fun day at our local animal shelter they were having a big event with animals for adoption.

  23. Connie 90° wow.. that is just like here!! Kate glad you got the filters.. very important with a well…
    the wave was not too bad at all.. tons of rain but no wind and the sun is shining brilliantly now…. Off to the opthalmologist then to the shoppes….

  24. Last night as I was checking the windows & doors etc. I noticed one, then a second picture had condensation inside the frame/behind the glass in our ‘green room’/parlour. Took them down & 2 big damp patches on the wall. This is an inside wall beside the fireplace. Thankfully the mould was fresh so came off without staining but where’s the damp coming from? Today’s a public holiday in Ireland & while the rest of the country is putting their collective feet up & chilling, I’m going to have to stick my head up the chimney …

  25. Veronica Vasquez says

    Today, I am exhausted. We got a new pup last night and it was SO good until it came time for sleep then proceeded to whine all night. Coffee is a necessity.

  26. Tamra Phelps says

    Pretty intense nerve pain this morning, so I was down for the count for a while. Feeling better now.
    Kate, be careful sticking your head up the chimney. I always have paranoid thoughts about rabid raccoons when I have to go around the chimney.

  27. So good to get back to my regular pool. Good swimming and good friends.

  28. Crystal K says

    Finally had nice weather, and my almost-5-year-old is really getting the hang of this bike riding thing!!

  29. shelly peterson says

    Its starting to cool down a bit, which is nice. Today was dialysis, so that was my day.

  30. My day is going pretty good so far. It’s only 8am though. Haha.

  31. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going alright. Got a little more sleep last night. Think the new puppy is growing more accustomed. Slept wrong and my neck hurts today but at least I slept lol

  32. Ughhhh! I’m very tired today after having to get up to look after Mum a couple of times in the night. Ah, well, the show must go on, as they say … I cleared the chimney (what I could reach) of a crow’s nest. Every time I heard something start to make it’s way down I had visions of Hitchcock’s Birds invading the house. Thankfully just twigs and sheep fleece, moss etc. Just have to wait & see now if that sorts the problem or if it’s something expensive!

  33. Nope. Can’t have that Amazon entry. You cannot require a purchase to enter a contest! Or even to get an extra entry for that contest.
    Asking entrants to purchase a product or spend money to increase your chances of winning is illegal. This is why if you read the terms and conditions of the giveaway you’re entering, you’ll see the phrase ‘NO PURCHASE NECESSARY’ so often (it’s the very first disclaimer you’ll read in our terms and conditions boilerplate)

    Connie, you can put that link in your sidebar so people can go through your link and get stuff at Amazon. You just can’t give an extra entry for it.

  34. Tamra Phelps says

    I’m surprised to find out from Sarah that the Amazon entry might be illegal??? Like you, Connie, I see it all the time in other giveaways. Maybe it’s not allowed to require a purchase in order to enter AT ALL, but as long as there are other free entry methods, then you can do the Amazon entry? Because purchase is not required that way.

    • Tamra, I wrote to Amazon, who knows if I get an answer or not. BUT! I’m agreeing with Sarah and removed the entry. BUT! I can be a little tiny bit sneaky and leave the entry asking for opinions. That may trigger shoppers to remember to go through PBnWhine. HA! Sneaky! AND an extra opinion entry for you guys.

  35. Crystal K says

    I have to tell you – every time I come to this page, I think little Alice has a LIZARD on her face. It’s just a stick but I swear it looks like a big brown lizard, hahaha.

  36. shelly peterson says

    Today wasn’t the greatest day. I spent all day with the transplant team and didnt get the greatest news.

  37. Good job with the chimney Kate…work never ends.. hope mum is better.. Had a good report at the eye doc so return after the holidays. thank goodness.. looks like the whole eye debacle is over after 4 years….rainy today but a good transplanting day so off I go.. Eid Mubarek….

  38. Nothing much to report today. Mum’s still in bed at 3.30 in the afternoon, watching the French Open tennis, and yes, I have tried to get her up. Anyway, I need fresh air so I’m going to do some transplanting in between the showers.

  39. Veronica Vasquez says

    Just saw your comment – sorry – and I agree! Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids and my husband, but solo shopping is always so nice!

  40. Veronica Vasquez says

    Aside from a headache, my day is going alright – hoping caffeine and Tylenol take care of that part

  41. Darlene Carbajal says

    My day is going good so far. I am enjoying the sunshine!

    • Darlene, we had sunshine for 34 seconds this morning then the rain rolled in again! I feel so bad for the roofers that are trying to hurry and finish in the rain. UGH!!

  42. Tamra Phelps says

    Tough day in therapy today. I’m really feeling it in my back when I stand up. But, it does get easier every day.

  43. My day was very nice. Met a friend for lunch at a cute restaurant called Chat Noir and I had the tea service with a pot of Pear Green Tea, Scones, Pastries and Finger Sandwiches. Everything was delicious!

  44. Good swim with friends. Thunder and lightning but no rain.

  45. Crystal K says

    FINALLY got the second coat of stain on that deck! I’m TIRED!

    • Crystal, what did you use to apply your stain to the deck? The Husband did the small porch off the back door with roller, but didn’t do long even strokes. So it looks like……. insert bad word here.

  46. shelly peterson says

    Today has been a long and tiring day. I am glad I can relax tomorrow.

  47. laurie nykaza says

    Hanging out at the pool all day today with friends and it was a fun day

  48. Lovely sunny day…. have seeds to start and some flowers to transplant.. starting to get my Father’s Day cake orders….grateful for my life…

  49. It’s a miracle – it’s stopped raining! Even the birds are singing their thanks! Stripping the beds like a mad ‘yoke’ (‘thing’ to non-Irish), opening all the windows and getting out into the garden.

  50. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going pretty good so far – coffee helps!! 🙂

  51. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, I have doctor’s appointments tomorrow with the back surgeon and the wound clinic. I think they’ll like that the incision is healing okay. I want this thing to heal quicker!

  52. Did Steve sitting for most of the day. On my way home I stopped at the other pool to pick up the swimsuit I left there last Friday.

  53. Crystal K says

    Spent all day getting ready for our yard sale tomorrow. I’m beat and it hasn’t even started!

  54. shelly peterson says

    I was able to relax a bit today but I still feel very tired.

  55. Another glorious sunny day.. looking at the farm equipment we have and deciding what to sell off.. no way am I ever going to use it all… maybe the chipper but the rest gone….

  56. Veronica Vasquez says

    I am just thankful that it is Friday – LONG week

  57. … and the rain’s back … and the cat brought home another baby rabbit but I managed to save this one & set it free about a mile from home. Heading into town later for groceries but enjoying the Nadal/Federer semi-final for now.

  58. My day is going great! It’s good to have both my daughters home for the summer! 🙂

  59. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, the ambulance had to cancel this morning, so my doctor’s appointment was rescheduled. This is a tiny county, only two ambulances. If one is on a run, the other can’t leave the county. Makes sense, but frustrating. I asked the nurse to please arrange for me to go in the wheelchair, on the van/bus next time.

  60. Good swim today. A couple of thunder storms here and there today.

  61. Crystal K says

    Had a yard sale and it didn’t go very well! Very few people stopped by. Hope tomorrow goes better!

  62. shelly peterson says

    I went to dialysis. I am glad its Friday.

  63. I’m just sitting here enjoying a few minutes solitude and birdsong till I wake Mum with coffee & toast. Then my day begins and won’t end till … anyway, homemade brown bread/carrot base pizza tonight with homegrown baby spinach (I may even switch on some fairy lights to celebrate)!

  64. Jim Hayes says

    My day is going well. Ready to go to a friend’s graduation party

  65. Kim Pincombe-Cole says

    I’m recovering from strep throat that landed me in the hospital with dehydration. The worst!!

  66. Went to a wonderful concert downtown with the Denver Woman’s Chorus and DGMC. I parked in a lot on campus and when I entered the guy said it would be $6.50 on my way out. OK, I thought. I was leaving and pulled up to the ticket thing. It was off and the gate was open. Saved me that money.

  67. Hi Connie, I’ve been away for a while but have been enjoying your blog! Kids are growing up so fast….
    Hey, I retweeted for entry but can’t get to a URL to post as proof bc Twitter is on my app. Is there a way to do that?

  68. Tamra Phelps says

    Not a great day. I was down most of the day with back pain, but hopefully things will get better soon.

  69. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day has been a little hectic, could be worse could be better

  70. shelly peterson says

    Today was a good day. I relaxed for a while and then went to lunch/dinner with my family and then went grocery shopping.

  71. Kate turn on those fairy lights! Tamra as always my best wishes are with you..
    So glad today is a day of rest.. a bit tired…off to early mass then chicken parm for Sunday lunch and my music and book… Happy Sunday everyone…

  72. Tamra: Listen to your body. If it hurts you need to rest. You WILL get there!!!

    While Mum’s glued to the French Open men’s final, I’m hoping to get out into the garden. I need fresh air! Then crosswords & chilling for the rest of the day (that’s the plan anyhow, whether or not it becomes reality is another matter entirely!).

  73. Veronica Vasquez says

    Not feeling very well today, luckily I really don’t have much to do today, so hopefully rest will make it better

  74. SAGE singers had a great concert with friends (my best friend came) and then a big pot luck dinner with lots and lots of yummy food. I love to sing for friends.

  75. Crystal K says

    Exhausted today. Had to take my son to the ER last night. He woke up in the middle of the night coughing horribly and vomiting and he couldn’t catch his breath. I thought we left all this sickness behind!! We’ve never been to the ER with either of our kids so I guess we’ve been lucky until now. It was croup, as I suspected, and he got some steroids and is doing better today. But I’m sleeping on his floor tonight, just to be sure.

    • Oh Crystal, how scary is that! When my daughter Selena had croup when she was about 9 or 10 months old and had to stay in the hospital for a week. It was so scary!! I’m glad he is home. Hopefully, feeling much better today.

  76. shelly peterson says

    Today I spent sometime with my daughter and grandson. then I did some cleaning.

  77. I start my mornings listening to my playlist of songs provided by Alexa so each day starts on a happy note for me. Right now I’m listening to Thomas Rhett. 🙂

    • Terri, that is a great idea. Just get a song list going of upbeat happy songs. GREAT IDEA!! Maybe I can get my craft room cleaned up that way.
      I do love Thomas Rhett, but Gary Allan is still my favorite.

  78. Sitting here with my coffee looking at the grey day…my to-do list on my lap..the lawn man is supposed to come today and give us a good cut so cannot be in his way….will probably prune and find myself in the flower garden…

  79. What a night! Mum phoned at 3am saying she was cold – well, she was teeth-chatteringly cold. Then she vomited. Sorted her out and then an hour later her colostomy bag started to leak. Anyway, by 9 o’clock she was much better, had eaten and is now fast asleep. And we’ve had hailstones and now the cat is trying to lie on the keyboard, demanding attention! It’s not even 10am …

  80. Veronica Vasquez says

    I am doing alright today, better than I was doing yesterday thankfully. Hectic weekend surprisingly makes me happy for Monday – so that’s a new one for me lol

  81. Trying to get the house clean! Doing “Summer Cleaning” or very late “a Spring cleaning” 😂

  82. Thank you Connie!

  83. busy this morning very hot here today so I really try to get everything done early and just wait for the cool of the night to come . its gonna be cooler Wednesday so were looking forward to that !!

    • Birdie, it’s so weird 2 to 3 in the afternoon it’s hotter here than the midday. I’m used to noon HOT 3 cooler. Idaho is an odd place. I’m SO very thankful we had a second screen door put-in for the bedroom now at least we get a great cross breeze at night.

  84. Tamra Phelps says

    “Slept” in my wheelchair last night. And I guess I will tonight, too. I just can’t bear having my back touch the bed. Hopefully, it’ll get better soon.

  85. Had to go downtown to get my infusion today. Very noisy place. I want to get some noise cancelling headphones for next time.

  86. Crystal K says

    Another day of sick kids. Watched a lot of TV and ate ice cream. Hoping they bounce back fast!

  87. Crystal K says

    Hey Connie I just saw you asked about what we used to apply stain to the deck. We used Behr “deck over” which is more like really viscous paint than stain. In fact, when we were putting it on, it was almost exactly like smearing chocolate pudding around. Anyway, we used a small roller with a half inch nap and for edging we just used a regular paint brush. It looks pretty good!

  88. shelly peterson says

    The weather is nice. I had dialysis today. so it was an ok day.

  89. Oh Kate…do hope mum feels better as you said what a night.. maybe you can get some rest today….motivated and moving so off outside…finished my list yesterday so today I can stop and smell the flowers a bit….

    • Michele, I actually got the house sorta cleaned today. It felt good to get that accomplished. I really just wanted to get to the craft room and create. Oh well, have to be a grownup ever so often.

  90. After all the hoo-ha of the previous night I slept like a log and don’t feel like doing very much today. I probably will get into the garden for a bit though, just to blow the cobwebs away!

    • Kate, my garden is a lost cause for this year. With all the workers trodding through. Roofing and decking material everywhere I give up. I may clean it after everyone is finished…. or maybe I’ll just let the deer enjoy.

  91. Kim Avery says

    I’m so excited for today! Our local farmers market opens! Can’t wait to start buying fresh fruits and vegetables!!!!

  92. Veronica Vasquez says

    So far, so good today.. Hoping it stays that way! Hoping to get around to starting a new book today

  93. Excited to grill some steaks for dinner tonight. My favorite dinner!

  94. Great massage this morning. Now just a quiet day at home.

  95. Robert Phelps says

    I keep telling myself I have so much to be grateful for, I’m still kicking and going to get back to where I was. But, I admit I feel so tired and overwhelmed and frustrated at having to do everything all over again. I sometimes want to scream ‘it’s not fair!’ Like the Universe cares, lol.

  96. Oh, Tamra/Robert, you do have much to be grateful for and yet you’re right, it isn’t fair. You’ve been through so much this past year (and counting) but it should be a doddle to an old hand like you 😉 WE care xxx

  97. shelly peterson says

    Today was a good day. The temp is heating up though.

  98. It is the middle of the week and my to-do list is finished….I can take the day off with no guilt! Do have to water the garden and check the hydroponic levels but other than that the day is mine…..

  99. Oh, Michele! My to-do list gets longer by the day but I’m just so tired … it’s been a bit of a tough week. Not ‘Tamra-style’ tough but just draining. I have to go out this evening so I think I’ll just do the bare minimum or I’ll fall asleep during the meeting!

  100. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going to be a hectic one – coffee will be a necessity!

  101. It’s a great day! Got up early & did all my errands before the heat kicks in later!

  102. Robert Phelps says

    Ugh. Yesterday was supposed to be the end of six weeks of I.V. antibiotics.They did all kinds of blood work. So, today, I get word that the doctors have decreed that I need six more weeks of I.V. antibiotics. Oh, well. If it works, I’ll do it.

  103. We went to the library today. Daughter, age 7 was all in. She got a ton of books and then had a book party outside on a picnic blanket. My son, age 6, didn’t want any books and ran around the yard. 😂

  104. Back to the pool today. I miss it when I can’t go every other day.

  105. shelly peterson says

    Today was a dialysis day. I am not feeling the greatest today.

  106. Kate hope you got a bit of rest…you need some Kate time…..gloomy out but I have to start some hydroponic seedlings if I want lettuce and other assorted greens and veggies….
    going to the shoppes tomorrow to get some dye to color my fondant for the Father’s Day orders I have to fill.. cakes away!!!

  107. Come on summer, where are you? Honestly, the middle of June and it’s grey, misty and raining. On a brighter note, I’m meeting two ‘girls’ from the choir for afternoon tea in a local garden centre at 3 so that’s something to look forward to!

  108. Kim Avery says

    It’s a windy, cold , blustery & rainy day here in New York! Good day to bake and make a casserole for supper.

  109. Veronica Vasquez says

    My day is going rather well so far – but it’s early, so time will tell 🙂

  110. Robert Phelps says

    So, we’ve decided to halt physical therapy for a week or two because it might actually be hindering the recovery of the back. Hopefully it will help the back heal quickly, and I can get back to therapy.

  111. Tamra Phelps says

    Just realized that the last two days I have accidentally hit my brothers name on the autofill thing, lol. Uh, Connie, where it says Robert Phelps on June 12 and 13, that’s me!!

  112. Is it me or is it impossible to take two kids with you to the grocery store and leave with your sanity in tact?

  113. Steve sitting for 5 hours today. He was tired. 100 years is a long time and he was sad.

  114. shelly peterson says

    Today is hot hot hot. I am hot, cranky and tired. lol

  115. My day just started…6 am. I’m up with my music playing to get me going. Lots of things to do for the weekend. Our kids (son & his wife, daughter & her husband with our 2 granddaughters) will be visiting to celebrate Father’s Day. 🙂

  116. Connie, I too enjoy listening to Gary Allan sing. Love his voice and his song Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain).
    Check out this Youtube Video for an inspirational story – Every Storm is playing in it.

  117. Off to the village then starting my baking for the early bird pick-ups for father’s Day….fire up the oven!!

  118. Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. Or month, that would be nice! I’m taking Mum to the Doc today to discuss her general health & if she needs her meds reviewing.

  119. Kim Avery says

    Another cold/windy day here in New York. But I went to add money to my Wal-Mart Pay and found I had $6+ on it! Score!!!

  120. Veronica Vasquez says

    It’s been one mishap after another today, and it’s not even 10am yet. So glad it’s almost the weekend!

  121. I’m having a great day! I took my little girls to the splash pad and met up with some friends. We had the best time! I am enjoying my little girls before they go back to school as much as possible! 🙂

  122. Will you be traveling to California this summer? (today’s word). Had a good swim and then dropped off my ballot for our special election.

  123. shelly peterson says

    I went to dialysis and then to dinner with family.

  124. laurie nykaza says

    Had a fun day at the pool today just hanging out with the kids its was so relaxing.

  125. After I am done with this coffee back to the kitchen to do a bit more baking then taking the rest of the weekend off… Happy Saturday to all…

  126. Our 2 kids arrived last night with their spouses and our 2 granddaughters to stay the weekend and celebrate Father’s Day. It’s a beautiful sunny day and I feel blessed by our Lord.

  127. Hoorah, huge sighs of relief all round, folks! Mum has a kidney infection. That sounds really mean but it is such a relief to know that there’s been a reason for her ill health & lethargy lately. She’s on day 2 of antibiotics & is already so much better – the clouds have lifted!!!

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