Monday, December 20, 2010

Weather-giveaway!


How are you all doing?
Are you snowed in or rained out?
Is there anywhere there's not crazy weather right now?
I just watched the news about the rainfall in California and the crazy snowstorms in Europe.

My hometown in Sweden is also covered in snow. My mom sent me this picture and I think it looks so cozy,but I know that it's not when buses and cars get stuck and you can't leave your house.




I don't want to rub in it, but we have a sunny and warm day(77 Fahrenheit/ 25 Celsius) here on Okinawa today.
Even though it's hard to get the right Christmas spirit, I'm so happy that I'm not in Sweden or California right now.


What's the weather like where you are?

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96 comments:

TeenaBugg38 said...

ok, even tho number one NEVER wins........this is just adorable!!! We are just cold here in Tn.....sleet expected tonight but who knows......our weather is nuts.....lol

Leah said...

Well we are in the middle of a snow and ice storm right now. We probably got another 4 inches of snow on top of the around 20 that we already have...yikes! I guess we don't have to worry about not having a white Christmas this year. I can live with the snow it is the ice that scares me we actually just totalled our van last weekend coming home from Christmas 5 hours away. What a scary experience with 2 small children. We all walked away with only bruises and being super sore but I can live with that. Feeling blessed this holiday season that we are all here to tell about it. Thanks for the wonderful give-a-way Helen. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season even if it is super warm there and I'm super jealous!

Janet Z said...

Hi there! We have a bit of snow and it's a damp cold.
I'm jealous of your warm weather!

Chloe :-) said...

Oh my, look at that snow photo!!! I have NO idea what that would be like!! I am in Australia and where I am, it doesn't snow. We are getting floods around the country tho (but not here thankfully). Today, it is a Beautiful day ... 27 degrees Celsius.
I just LOVE the look of your generous giveaway ... oh, fingers crossed :-) :-) thanks for the chance to win!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

It was unseasonable 78 degrees here in Texas today but will be back to the norm by Christmas Day!

Tammy E. said...

The picture of the snow is beautiful, but personally, I am ready for spring. It's been 15 degrees below normal here since the first of December! Enjoy your warm weather. Thanks for always inspiring everyone. Merry Christmas.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Oh I am so jealous 77*... we are in the 30's in NJ, but dry...they are calling for a possible white Christmas thou... that would just make it a post card holiday! You Moms picture is beautiful! Nice clean fresh snow...nothing better!

Thanks for the chance & have a happy holiday!

staci

GabyCreates.com said...

I am in rainy California! so great of you to watch news and report! No snow were I live! Just five days ago we were wearing shorts and sandals... Thanks for the cheering up giveaway! Gaby

Judith said...

I'm in Victoria, Australia and it is surprisingly cool here at the moment. There was snow on the mountains yesterday! We have been having a lot of rain though, which is good as the lakes are now nearly all full after several years of drought.

Kim said...

WOW, now that is some SNOW!! It was mild here today, in Missouri! In the 40's but suppose to be raining come Thursday and we have a 25% chance of having a white Christmas!! Thanks for the chance! Have a GREAT Day and A Blessed Christmas!
Me-Ma Kim

Linh C. said...

It's nice here in Birmingham, AL. It was sunny, about 55 degrees, and a little cooler tonight.

Ann Edwards said...

In Louisiana it is 60 degrees tonight and tomorrow has predicted highs above 70 degrees. That is warm even for LA at this time of the year. Looking for a cooling trend by Christmas Day. Thanks for the chance to win such a terrific package of goodies!

li-bee-ti said...

Here in Israel, we have a nice weather. No rain, which is very bad for a country almost in the desert. No sign of rainy days for atleast 4-5 days ahead.
Thank you so much for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!
Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to you and your family!

Lexi said...

I'm in Wisconsin and we have snow, but not too much so far, knock wood. :-) It's been hovering in the teens (F) lately. Brrrr.

Char said...

I'm in Canada. We are covered in snow. It's not been that cold though, which is nice. (by not cold, I mean it's -14C right now) LOL! But for us, that's not too cold yet.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

In MN, 6 inches today/evening and took DH 4 hours to get home from work and normally 30 minute drive but very pretty outside, the plus. No snowplows by yet so quiet. Hopefully by morning!! Very pretty photo too you have .. I think the white Christmas will be happening here. Jane

shari said...

Helen, Thanks so much for the great giveaway. I live in Michigan and we have snow on the ground and cold weather. It's 19 degrees right now. Perfect weather for Christmas. Shari (cricutrookie)

Elenka said...

Hello Helen! I like your sweden foto, it is so magic! When it snows I think It is easy to get right cristmas spirit, because we believe this is the norm. I live in Tashkent in Uzbekistan. Last New Year Eve the temperature was about 18 degrees. Was it winter? Today the weather is about 5 degrees. That is why I dream about snowfall at Cristmas or New Year Hollidays...

I heartily wish you and your family Merry Cristmas and Happy New Year!!!

Narda said...

in wet rainy California here! I don't mind it when I can stay inside and craft away or bake some holiday goodies. Loved the photo from your mom, that's a lot of snow! thanks for the chance.

Vik said...

We have had rain, snow and cold! Hoping for a white Christmas!

Alison Day said...

We're on the West (a.k.a WET) Coast of Canada and today was cold (for us) and dry. When I say it was cold for us, that means about 5C. Not cold by Canadian standards at all! We are in for rain, maybe mixed with snow but in all likelyhood we'll have a green Christmas ... again!
Enjoy the warmth! Merry Christmas!!

Becci Sundberg said...

The weathers a little overcast here today, but still low to mid 20's, perfect for tshirts and jeans.
Meant to be about 27C fo christams day which will be lovely

Karen Williams said...

we have about 20cm of snow but the roads aren't gritted and I'm not going to be getting home for Christmas ( I fear) biggest problem is Father Christmas is delivering the presents there (if you know what I mean)- just had to push start my husband this morning- a very refreshing 7 am start!

jelonkaa said...

Witam z Polski :o) Jest tak samo mroźna i zaśnieżona jak Szwecja...mamy teraz -6*C (21*F)...jest prawdziwa zima, taka jaką pamiętam z dzieciństwa. Pozdrawiam.

Silke said...

Hello,

come from Germany (Bavaria). We have 4 degrees of plus. However, Christmas should be snowing it again.

jules p said...

it is nice,sunny and warm here in Houston, Texas. This weather is driving me crazy though...one day cold, the next very warm!


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patti west said...

hi Helen! Our weather is similar to your mom's in Sweden. We had two snow days last week! It's very cold, with temps barely reaching the twenties and there is more snow in our 10 day forecast. Happy holidays to you & yours!! :)

patti west said...

p.s. I forgot to say I am in upstate New York, USA! :)

Chelle said...

in Southern Ontario we have snow but not a lot and the temps this week are -2C or so. Not bad at all really.

polywoginabog said...

We probably got 4 inches of snow last night and supposedly an ice storm is coming today. I don't trust the weather guys much anymore, so we'll have to see. So far school isn't canceled or delayed, so the kids are going to be bummed. It's absolutely beautiful outside and I'm looking forward to a white Christmas. ...and I'd LOVE to win the adorable giveaway...fun stuff!!!

Rosane Vedana said...

Hi!
I'm form Brazil, and you know... We don't hhave any snow here!
We have a lot of sun! Today start's summer in here!
Kisses!

Michelle said...

Helen,
I've been a follower of yours for a long time but never posted. Not sure why. Anyway, I'm from Virginia and the weather is cool and windy with a little snow and ice on the ground. Except for last year we generally don't get much snow and they are calling for more on Christmas!!! Yeah!!

Char said...

The weather here in Northern Indiana is in the low 30's F...sprinkling rain and will probably be icing before long..lol

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

We are in the 70's during the day here in Nassau,Bahamas. At night, we've been down to the 60's.

Pat Baulos said...

I'm in Brookfield Illinois (near Chicago) and it is so Beautiful! I love the way the trees look right after a good snow storm. It is 29 and drizzling over the snow right now. I find that I am more creative at this time, probably because...I'm not going any where! :) We all need to be happy and Thankful no matter where we are! Pat B

Melissa said...

I am in northern Michigan right now and it looks a lot like the picture you have posted! Except for I think there is even more snow on the ground and house here. Used to it though...grew up here!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Wish I could share in some of that warm holiday weather!

Dawn Montagano said...

Merry Christmas Helen,
We have a little snow on the ground here in Michigan and the temps are very cold. Enjoy your warmth!

bluucaca said...

Love the picture it really feels like Christmas in that picture i love the snow not the part where you can't go nowhere through.

Debra said...

Love this pack - perfect for Christmas photos in sunny Queensland, Australia. Last years Christmas happy snaps were of my girls splashing around in a friend's pool in their new togs! Not so sure about Christmas this year - forecast is for rain!! However today was a typical Queensland summer day - sunny and humid!

mommaidwf said...

I am in Virginia Beach. Right now we are cold (about 30 degrees). It has already snowed 3 times! Not very significant snowfall, but the fact that it came out of the sky on US is almost unheard of!

karen In Houston said...

Hello from Houston, Texas our weather right now is spring like altho it is supposed to get to 80 today, right now its early morning and about 68, of course in a couple of days we may have cold weather, that is winter in southeast Texas for you. People say if you don't like the weather today wait a day or two as it will be changing.
Would love to win the kit.......

Amarilys said...

hi from Miami, FL (US). Just like you, our weather is in the mid 70s although I wish it could get a little colder, minus the rain. Thanks for the opportunity to win and have a merry Christmas! :)
~Amarilys

Diana said...

In Jamaica it is cooler than usual, in the 70s, which for us is quite chilly! I love it!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Very cold here in PA --still waiting on snow :(

Wilma und Silvia said...

Well the weather, let's say it's very snowy. It looks great, but it's not funny if you have to go to work or anywhere else.

Best wishes Wilma and Silvia

scrappyhappymom said...

Up here in Alberta Canada we have been having a major snow storm. The wonderful weatherman says...Just flurries...but we got a dump of snow! And it just keeps on coming, lol. But...they say sunny and -3C for Christmas day! And yesterday was the first day of winter? We have had winter since October, lol. Merry Christmas everyone!

Michelle said...

Hi Helen,
No snow here in Florida. It's been a bit chilly the first weeks of December. Enough to kill some of my plants :-( But the weather is getting back to it's normal for December temps. We plan on hanging out by the pool this afternoon with a high of 72....sorry foks, that's my life ;-)

Deb said...

It's cold in central Pennsylvania, hovering in the lower- to mid-30s, but we've not had much rain nor snow as of yet. It would be nice to have a bit of the white stuff for Christmas in 4 days, enough to make it pretty but not so much as to make it dangerous. Hope all who are dealing with extreme weather right now are safe and sound!

April said...

The weather is actually pretty nice bhere today in NC...it's about 38 outside. For the past couple of weeks we've had BITTER cold, so I'm soaking it in!
- April

mustangkayla said...

We are thawing right now! haha! we got a bit of snow and I hoped it would hang around through Christmas, but it doesn't look like it will. Our forcast has been going back and forth between snow and rain. That means icky icy weather!

Wilma und Silvia said...

After piles of snow it began thawing this morning. I do not believe it will disappear till Christmas, and some even say there will be new snow on Christmas Eve.
Wilma

Valerie said...

Hi Helen,
love the photo your mom sent - gives a really Festive feel. We live in (un)sunny San Diego, Calif - had ran and high winds for the last 5 days. Actually, I hope it stays like this for Christmas, so that we can snuggle down by the fire. Somehow, that will seem more Christmassy than being in T shirts and shorts sitting in the sun.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2011.

Patti said...

I know what you mean about not wanting to actually live in the cold, snowy part of the country either, having haled originally from New England. It is very pretty to look at, but not so much fun to live in. It is a very comfortable 75 degrees here in sunny Orlando, Fl. here today, what we dub as "Chamber of Commerce" weather. Love it!

Denise said...

Wow, that is a LOT of snow!!! I can't even imagine it! We are in Southern California where it's been raining for the last few days. Guess I can't complain after seeing your mom's photo.

Elisabeth said...

Our weather is freaky here in Vienna, Austria. One week we have tons and tons of snow with freezing temperatures and for Christmas, we expect plus 12 C . Go figure!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Scrapbookdoll said...

here in belgium it is snowing time, but now it's beginning to melt...
marie-anne

Stephanie said...

Since I live In The Netherlands we had such a snowstorm your writing about. We never have snow, so the public transport is a disaster right now and with the Christmas coming and visiting family and stuff it's not really funny. Normally it takes 3 hours traveling, now it took us 5 hours.
I've got to be honest, it looks great but I really could use some sunny weather right now!

María Castillo said...

Hi!! ´We have a pretty hot and windy day in Costa Rica. This is the best waether in the year!! Merry Christhmas and thanks for this awesome giveaway!

skcoe said...

We are in day two of a huge snowstorm in Saratoga Springs Utah. But we live across from Utah lake and the beautiful Timpanogos mountains, so it's breathtaking. It's been nice to slow down for a few days and just enjoy the company of my family...hot cocoa and all!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Patricia said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! The weather here in Phoenix, today is actually a little chilly for us- high of 65. But compared to the warm wather we have been having it's a nice change of pace!

Anne said...

It is raining alot nice because we never get it but I need it dry on thursday for outdoor photos :)annemolino athotmail dotcom

KariAnnS said...

I'm in Wisconsin and the ground is covered with snow. We had 6 inches fall last night. Just it time to get in the holiday spirit!

Jodi said...

Our weather here in northeast Indiana is just kind of blah. It's not freezing but it's not warm either. We have a little snow on the ground and we may get a little more in a few days.

Carla said...

In Chicago with a lot of snow, fog, and its a warm 32 degrees...we were in the low teens for about 2 weeks, lol.
Cute kit!

gänseblümchen said...

I'm living in Koblenz, Germany...Normaly we have a little bit of snow...But this year there is so much! Also the busses can not drive...It's crazy and I'm happy about it, because I love the snow and I can get by foot to university :-) Greetings!

Cindy d said...

It's about 55 degrees here (N. California). It's been raining most of the past few days and more rain is ahead.

Krista Ritskes said...

What a wonderful set of products! So fun looking. Here in Ontario it's a little chilly (-6 C) and there's enough snow on the ground to make it white, which is all good!

Marléne said...

HI, I'm from the north of sweden, don't know if I can enter, maybe to far away but Ill give it a shot =)

Anyways, the weather is crazy here, have never seen this much snow since I was a kid. The plowed up snow on the sides of our roads ar higher then the cars driving ther n it has just stoped snowing after 5days straight snowing.
The temperature is somewhere between -7 n -15celsius during the day, n on thursday they'r forcasting as low as -25 to -30 celsius.

I just found ur blog n I totaly adore it!

Helt underbara projekt som du har för dig =) (orkade inte med engelskan mer, man blir ju så osäker opå hur man ska skriva=))

Dorothy said...

it's always sunny with crip and cold mornings here during december. hello from manila, philippines! :)

lizpr2000 said...

Wow, lot of comments. Price is great. Merry Christmas to everybody.

bakscrap said...

Here in Michigan, we've somehow managed to avoid the severe weather. Were expecting snow last night, but nothing. I'm not complaining, we usually get plenty of snow. 77 and sunny sounds great! I think it may have actually gotten up to 30 here today.

CindyB said...

Here in Memphis, it was quite warm (no jacket required) early this a.m. but rain and snow is on it's way BUT you can never tell in this part of TN

Monique Nicole Fox said...

In Maryland, it is super cold. Sometimes it is in the 20's and sometimes in the 30's.

I am not dreaming of a white Christmas.


mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

LynneForsythe said...

been snowy her in NH....but it wouldn't be the same with out the white stuff....a White Christmas is burned into my soul!!

Merry Christmas!!

wanel said...

Vi har 18 minus och så har det varit under dagen Som tur är så har vi inte så mycket snö, bara några decimeter. Och det är så juligt!!!

Så länge bilen startar och det inte blir kallare så är jag nöjd :)

Jättefint papperspaket du lottar ut. Jag håller tummarna och hoppas på tur :)

Kat said...

its about 50 degrees here in lovely eastern nc...its not too bad, but it is a little ovrecast!

Klio0315 said...

It's going to be raining here,in Vancouver. Not exactly Christmasy... But it's not cold at least.

Glynis said...

Snow, Snow and more Snow!!! Here in norther BC Rockies that is the usual for here during our 6months of winter! Plenty of time for crafting :O)

pdrnc said...

Freezing here in NYC. No snow yet though. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Healthy and Happy New Year!

Diana said...

What a beautiful photo. But I'm glad I live in sunny south Florida today the high was 75 and the low 52 so it's perfect for us.
Great Rak Helen.

Jo Murray said...

I dont mind snow when I don't have to go out. I'd love to have the kind of snow to build a snowman!

Mdegraeve said...

send some of that snow this way for my girls!!!we only have a few inches so far her in PA.
thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy:)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years everybody!

Irit Shalom said...

Sams 25 cel. here in Israel- we don't see any snow at all, but once in 15 years
Happy Holidays to you and your family

Stella said...

I could use a warm cheery something.....

We got snow on Dec. 6 and have had only 1 day of school since....

We got 12 inches of snow and then had ice on top of it.

It has all just about melted away and now we are predicted to receive 3 to 5 more inches Christmas Eve into Christmas Day.
I love the idea of having a white Christmas, but I could really do with some warmer, dryer weather.

Thanks for the chance to win a cheery, bright sb kit though!

Svjetlana said...

Hi, I am in Ireland and it is very cold and snowy here at the moment, very unusual.

Anna said...

God Jul, här i Strängnäs är det bara -6 idag och himlen är lika vit som marken är. Men vi har haft några dagar med riktigt kallt och strålande solsken. Riktigt julkortsväder med andra ord. Ha det bra i solen och värmen.

Melissa said...

The weather here in North Carolina is good! I wish it was snowing! Maybe later in the week!! Love the give away!

karennarelle said...

on christmas day here in Australia, it was a beautiful sunny 30 degrees celsius. we even went swimming before christmas lunch. :-}

Tone K. said...

Ohh....I envy you that warm weather. Here in Norway it is cold, although it has actually become much milder the recent days.

I still wish you a Merry Christmas

cowbelleru said...

I live in Northern Californa. Yesterday is was crazy rain and today is overcast with no rain. Here in N.CA we haven't had so much of the crazy rain & snow like in Southern California. I would enjoy the warmer weather tho. Just a little jealous.

cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

cowbelleru said...

I live in Northern Californa. Yesterday is was crazy rain and today is overcast with no rain. Here in N.CA we haven't had so much of the crazy rain & snow like in Southern California. I would enjoy the warmer weather tho. Just a little jealous.

cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

gr8mom52 said...

I live in Indiana. We have 5" snow on the ground from a previous snow fal. The temperature is around 23F at this time, however it is raining ice so when we wake up tomorrow it might not be very cozy.

HazelQ said...

Th weather here is a little bit cold, just enough to be enjoyable :) I wish it snow here but I'm asking to much lol
Happy holidays and thank you for the chance to win :)
Hugs
HazelQ

Catherine C said...

Its currently around freezing here in the UK (Beds)....currently dull and gloomy. We'd a little snow last weekend - and more predicted for tonight.

JustYolie said...

I'm in California and yes the rain came down hard and far too long. We are expecting another storm in a couple of days.

Monique Nicole Fox said...

What a yummy giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.


mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com