Friday, March 2, 2018

I Won a Giveaway

I've always admired Heather Bullard.  She is a contributing editor for Country Living Magazine.  She writes an amazing blog and is an incredibly talented photographer.

  I always smile when I find a new post from her in my inbox.  It would be a dream to attend one of her styling workshops, in France. 
Heather and her husband built their dream home on an old orange grove.
To cheer us up as the dreariness of winter set in, she held a giveaway on her blog.  Five readers would win a box of handpicked oranges from The Grove House.
Lucky enough, my name was chosen!

The fruit was meticulously packed and shipped right to my front door.  When I opened the box, I couldn't believe the wonderful orange scent.
What a treat!  The oranges were very sweet and juicy.  My husband and I agreed, hands down, the best we ever had!

We ate several while standing at the sink, with juice dripping down our arms.

I'm a huge fan of simmering pots.  I saved the orange peels, placed water in the pot, simmered over low heat to make my house smell fantastic.
Heather, thank you again for such a generous giveaway.  Click here to visit her delightful blog.


  1. Hello Brandi, what a wonderful gift, so special this time of year, too :) I love that you do a simmering pot, it's such an organic way to freshen our homes and so rewarding in the winter when we are all closed up.
    I'm so happy that you won . . . now i'm going over to visit her blog. Can you imagine living in an orange grove when the trees are all in bloom? It must be like heaven.

  2. Nice gift, and I love that you simmered the peels. Great idea!

  3. That's really wonderful, and it is packed so pretty. I never thought of simmering the peels. I have six citrus, and it is really enjoyable. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

  4. Congrats Brandi! what a great giveaway. A great idea to simmer the peels too. Glad you won and enjoyed them.

  5. Oh, my, Brandi. What a dream! I can't even imagine all the yumminess in a hand-picked orange. And the packaging too! Congratulations on such a special giveaway prize.

  6. Lucky lady! The packaging is beautiful, I don't doubt they are delicious. And now you have me dreaming of summer and all that juicy goodness...

  7. Wow. That's an awesome giveaway. Too bad I missed it. I have orange every morning. I should remember to use it to make the house smell good. Thanks for this!

  8. Wow- congrats on the win Brandi! I am also a fan of Heather Bullard. I also loved what you did with the orange peel- a great natural way to make your home smell lovely:-)


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