"Cuddle Up" Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

3315856884_d912916985_zSince tomorrow is February 1st, I’d say it’s time to kick off a fun Valentine’s Day giveaway! February can still be pretty cold in our neck of the woods so how about a giveaway designed to warm you and your honey up? How about a “Cuddle Up” Valentine’s Day Giveaway?!

Here’s the deal. You supply the honey and the blanket, and I’ll supply the hot drink — a $15 gift card to Starbucks. Cuddle up with your honey in your favorite spot and enjoy a yummy hot drink, compliments of yours truly. If you don’t have a honey handy, how about cuddling up with a good book? Book lovers deserve some fun on Valentine’s Day, too, don’t they? Get it? Book lovers? Sorry, couldn’t resist :)

To be eligible for the drawing, just leave a comment on this post by noon (CST) on Feb. 14th. If I don’t know you personally, be sure to include your email address or link to your blog. To add to the fun, tell me what your current favorite hot drink is and/or what book you’d like to cuddle up with next.

I’ll start us off. As always, my favorite hot drink is hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows, even though I’ve been reduced to making it with no-sugar added Nesquick and topping it with only 7 or 8 mini-marshmallows. One of the books I’d most like to cuddle up with whenever I get my hands on a copy is Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.

Of course, the best book to get close to is the Bible, God’s Holy Word. Why? David said it best in Psalm 19:

“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” Psalm 19:7-11

Flickr photo by David Robert Wright, Creative Commons License

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  1. Hi Cheryl,

    Stopped by to visit with you and to thank you for your encouraging comment on my blog.

    Very generous giveaway you’re having here. I’m sure the LORD will have exactly the right person to receive the blessing.

    You’re a special person Cheryl with a big, generous heart. I pray blessings over you and your family and great things to happen this year for you.

    Love ya!

  2. That book sounds pretty darn interesting, although I hadn’t heard of it until now. :)

    My favorite book to cuddle up with would probably be the play by Georgy Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion. I LOVE it :)

  3. What a very wonderful giveaway.

    I love hot apple cider.

    Right now I am reading the Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club.

  4. Cheryl, I finished reading Same Kind of Different as Me not long ago an really enjoyed it. I know you will, too. I would mail it to you but I loaned it to Monica when they were here Christmas and she took it home with her. She read it in a day and a half. :) Of course she is a very fast reader. It is an amazing story.

  5. I love the gingerbread latte.

    And I’m finishing book 3 of The Brides of Gallatin by Tracie Peterson. And I’m reading Melissa Gilbert’s biography. Next on the list is another Peterson book, along with Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy and a couple of C.S. Lewis books.

  6. Hey all, I love hearing what everyone is wanting to read. Debbie, thanks for the offer to send “Same Kind of Different…” if you still had it. I think I’m going to go ahead and order it from Amazon because I’ll get free shipping on something else I’m wanting to get if I order one more thing. Good excuse to get the book I want :)

  7. if someone else is making it, hot chocolate is my favorite.

    if i’ve got to do it- a simple black tea with honey and milk will do it for me.

    as for books- i have a whole slew of “important” novels i should read- literature that should make me think. but all i want to do is curl up with a silly comedy that doesn’t make me think- a kinsey millhone will do the trick.

  8. :) My favorite hot drink is a cinnamon dolce latte. Mmm! And I’m currently cuddling up with a couple of books on making money via crafting. Gah. Not fun, but necessary.

  9. My favorite drink is “Cinnamon Dulce Latte”; however, a close second is Cinnamon Vanilla Latte (oh so good!). And I’m currently reading for the 100th time, “The Last Promise” by Richard Paul Evans!

    This is such a great giveaway!

  10. Hot chocolate is the best!!

    I read pretty much anything I can get my hands on, but I am currently reading the Bible in one year.

    Great idea for a giveaway!!!!

  11. Hi Cheryl,

    Favorite drink is vanilla chai tea
    latte :).

    Current book now is “What I learned from God while Quilting” by Ruth McHaney Danner & Cristine Bolley.

    Combines 2 of my most favorites things-looking forward to it..

    Great idea for giveaway….you know I’m an avid Starbucks fan,always.

  12. I love Chai Tea….. and I love to cuddle up with Hunk……if he is busy I love to grab a blanket, sit by the fire and read anything written by Karen Kingsburry.

    Thanks Cheryl!!

  13. I have a favorite hot & cold drink. My favorite cold beverage is Dr. Pepper & Starbucks Caramel Machioto is my favorite hot beverage! :-)

  14. Favorite drink is hot chocolate, and I always like a good mystery to read. Carolyn

  15. Your line about “You supply the honey…” cracks me up! I had to read it a few times to get it. :)

    My favorite hot drink is a pumpkin spice latte or a peppermint mocha. I am currently reading Even Now by Karen Kingsbury.

  16. Received my ‘Life Notes’ this morning and it was a blessing.

    For several months God has been directing me to have a stronger prayer life and to pray more publicly…a little scary for me.

    Your articles were very helpful, thank you!

  17. Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, along with my newest book, “In the Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” by Mark Batterson. OK… husband could come along as well!

    Sign me up. By the way, loved your “tips” on prayer this month.

    Everyone should sign up for Cheryl’s newsletter if you haven’t!!!


  18. Cheryl,

    I guess I still just love plain ole
    black coffee. I like it with a meal or “something sweet!”
    I don’t have a particular book I’m reading right now, but I love to curl up and look at my quilt magazines, old or new. :)


  19. Couldn’t resist throwing my name into the hat. I love Starbucks.

    I hope someone special gets you Same Kind of Different as Me for Valentine’s Day!

  20. Cheryl,
    I love reading your newsletter and your blog.
    I like reading Karen Kingsbury Series.

    I love drinking hot cinnamon & apple tea with red hots.


  21. Hi Cheryl,
    Really enjoyed reading your Life Notes – some good stuff.
    My favorite warm drink is a yummy cup of coffee (Dunkin Donuts) flavored with french vanilla cream and a bit of whipped topping. I love to sit in my reading chair with coffee and the Word, soaking them both in. I read Same Kind of Different as Me this last fall. It is very good reading & very inspirational.
    Blessings to you ~ Jodie

  22. Cheryl, I love your blog and your Life Notes newsletter. And it’s so cool to see pictures of you and your family. What a blessed woman you are! :0) My favorite drink is either Toffee Nut Latte at Starbucks or Passion Hot Tea. I love any book by Francine Rivers and can’t wait for her new one coming in March. Right now I’m reading Brother Lawrence’s Practicing the Presence of God and Athol Dickson’s River Rising.

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