Thursday, November 19, 2009

♪♫ Online Christmas Boutique ♪♫ ~Day 5~ Contest CLOSED

♪♫ Make sure to run on over to and do some holiday shopping to support a hard-working Christian Mom and start crossing things off your list! You'll find $5, $10, $20 Gifts and stocking stuffers. And the best part? ...

Today's featured Christian Mom is 
Roxanne Cash 

Roxanne's favorite family Christmas Recipe

French Toast Casserole

1/2 cup butter or margarine

12 slices white bread
1 cup brown sugar (*You may wish to reduce the amount of sugar used to 2/3 cup.)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
5-6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk

Melt margarine in a 9 x 13 baking pan.
Break up 6 slices of bread in bottom of pan.
In a bowl mix 1 cup brown sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.
Sprinkle 1/2 of this sugar mixture over bread.
Add another layer of 6 broken up slices of bread.
In a bowl, whisk eggs with milk until well blended.
Pour over bread layers.
Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake covered at 350F 30 minutes.
Uncover and continue baking 15 minutes or until set and browned.
Serve with Syrup

♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Christmas Notes from Roxanne ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪

 Giving someone jewelry shows them how much you love them. You can never go wrong with jewelry :-) Lia Sophia has many different styles to choose from.

Mix favorite picks for Christmas:  Reflection Necklace, Love Dust Bracelet and Necklace, Cinnabar Necklace


November Special Buy 2 Reg Price get 1 half off plus add up to 3 Necklaces half off Most Expensives are Half Off

December Special Buy 2 Reg Price Get up to any 4 half off ( Most Expensives half off) 5. Anyone who puts in an order will be put into a drawing for a piece of jewelry under $100 for FREE!! I will be picking 2 winners on Dec13th. All jewelry needs to be purchased by Dec 13th to be received for Xmas!!

Today's Giveway:

1 Copy of "31 Family Devotions for Christmas" By MariLee Parrish

"Create lasting family memories this holiday season. Whether it's shopping, decorating, baking, or celebrating, there are lots of reasons why our schedules are full in December. 31 Family Devotions for Christmas offers daily readings designed to help your family spend special moments together. From fun activities and traditions to recipes and scripture, this book encourages families to make time-even just a few minutes-with each other every day to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas."

To Enter:

Leave a comment on this blog along w/ a way for us to contact you.


(IMPORTANT: leave a comment for EACH task you complete!)

1. Check out Roxanne's website at comment back here about an item you'd like to find in your own Stocking this Christmas!
2. Follow MariLee on twitter: @marileeparrish
3. Tweet this on twitter: RT @MariLeeParrish Win "31 Family Devotions for Christmas" Tips,ideas & holiday recipes
4. Find your favorite recipe or tip on our website and comment about it back here
5. Follow this blog!
6. Become a facebook fan of ( )
7. Make a purchase on our Online Christmas Boutique and receive 10 extra entries!!!!!

Would you like to win an INSTANT Mommy Bag full of goodies??
add our Christmas Boutique button to your blog! (To do this, copy our holiday boutique button on the sidebar and paste it in your blog. Make sure you link it back to )
Every mom who does this will receive an automatic prize. To claim your Mommy Bag, You must e-mail me at with your name and a link to where the button is posted. Your links are checked randomly throughout the month. Our button must appear on your site the day we check your links to qualify for the Mommy Bag.

Entries will be accepted until Sunday 11/22/09 at 10:00pm MT. Winner will be announced and e-mailed Monday a.m


  1. The 31 Family Devotions for Christmas is EXACTLY what I have been looking! As my boys are getting older, I have to search and try harder to make sure that they know and understand the REAL meaning of Christmas. It seems as if the birth of Christ has turned into a want for material things and how that must hurt His heart. I want my family to draw close during this time of year and celebrate the REAL meaning of Christmas. I think the "31 Family Devotions for Christmas" will do just that!

    Email: braebro (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Love this book - I already own it but could give it to a neighbor as a gift. Thanks - enter, enter ;-)

  3. MariLee -
    I would love to win your book - would be a great addition to our family devotions.

  4. I'd like to find the Moondust necklace in my stocking!!

  5. I tweeted today's giveaway!

  6. I follow your blog!

  7. I am also a fan on Facebook!

  8. This would be a great way to kick off the Christmas season.


  9. This sounds wonderful. My little one is only a toddler, but I am interested in finding ways now about how best to convey the true meaning and spirit of Christmas. Thanks for this chance!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. I've had my eye on this book since you posted it on here! :)


  11. I already follow this blog and love it!

  12. I follow on Twitter already! :)

  13. Already a facebook fan!! :)

  14. Finding the Lia Sophia "Perfect Pair" {Q} pierced earings in my stocking this Christmas would be a pleasant surprise! :)

  15. The recipe for the Chocolate Bon Bon Kisses is definitely one I'll have to try making this Holiday Season -- although I'll admit I'll probably end up eating most of them myself. Yumm! :)
    Bon Bon Kisses

    1 package Semisweet Chocolate Chips
    1/4 cup butter
    14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
    2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    30 Milk Chocolate Candy Kisses
    30 Chocolate Striped Candy Kisses,
    2 Ounces White Chocolate Chips

    Preheat oven to 350'. In medium saucepan, combine chocolate chips and butter; cook and stir over very low heat until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk; mix well. Combine flour, chocolate mixture and vanilla; mix well. Shape 1 tablespoonful of dough around each candy kiss, covering completely. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350'F for 6 to 8 minutes. Don’t overbake! Remove from cookie sheets and let cool. Melt White chocolate chips in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until smooth and creamy. Drizzle over cookies with a fork. Store in covered container. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

    From Christmas at Home: Cookie Lover's Cookbook by MariLee Parrish ©Barbour Publishing

  16. Retweeted @VWalkerMK

  17. What a wonderful way to slow down and celebrate the season. Thank you.

  18. I like the Crystal Stretch Bracelet at Roxanne's website

  19. love to win this great book

  20. Ooh! I would love to use this with my family. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  21. Something I would love to find in my stocking would be the Pointelle Pierced Earrings.

  22. I'd love to read this.

  23. This book sounds wonderful, and I thank you for the giveaway. My fingers are crossed.


  24. I would love to win this book. Thanks.

  25. Would definately love to win this!

  26. I'd love to find the Persona bracelet in my Christmas stocking!

  27. I follow on twitter @Abbywins86

  28. Tweet:

  29. From the recipes I would love to try the Bruschetta Dip, it sounds so yummy!

  30. I'm a fan on facebook

  31. Happy Weekend!

  32. Count me in :)

    ktgonyea at

  33. My DIL would love to have this book

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  34. This would be a wonderful supplement to our family devotion time!

  35. I would love to have this book. I've been looking for something like this for a couple of years.


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