Christmas 2016 + GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends and welcome to our End of Year Post, sharing some picture from our fall photo session. Summing up this year in this post, Christmas 2016 + Giveway. 🙂

Valentina's Corner 2016 - Christmas Giveaway

I love receiving mail in December!  We love to see how all of our friends’ kids charge over the year, and we keep our cards up all year long, does anyone else?. Then I create a book with the cards.

P.S. I often get e-mails asking for our mailing address, if any of you want it, here it is. We’d LOVE to see the families that are a part of our blogging world:

Valentina’s Corner

P.O. Box 29

Middlebranch, OH  44652

This guy is my rock!. He loves me for who I am, unconditionally (even when I am a stinker and kind of hard to love ;), he’s a keeper!). I am so grateful for him.

We celebrated 14 years together November 30th. How crazy is that? <3


Valentina's Corner 2016 - Christmas Giveaway

Valentina's Corner 2016 - Christmas Giveawayand our little family, well not so little, you get the picture…

Valentina's Corner 2016 - Christmas Giveaway

Valentina's Corner 2016 - Christmas Giveaway
Ha! There are pictures like this one.. It’s hard taking getting 7 people to look at the camera, okay. 😉

Valentina's Corner 2016 - Christmas Giveaway
The ladies…

Valentina's Corner 2016 - Christmas Giveaway
and the men of our family..

Valentina's Corner 2016 - Christmas Giveaway
Our littlest peanut. Look at our family pic from 2014, her hair back then!!! Oh my…

HUGE thank you to my sister Jessica for taking our yearly pics, and my sister Alla. <3

Valentina's Corner 2016 - Christmas Giveaway

About the GIVEAWAY!!!

I cannot believe 2016 is coming to a close! It’s been a wonderful and blessed year. I usually do a giveaway at the end of the year and this year is no different.

We are going to randomly pick 3 winners for a Visa Gift Card. 2 winners will receive a $50 gift card. 1 winner will receive a $100 gift card!. So exciting. Giveaway will end 12/25/2016 at midnight. Be sure your e-mail is correct when commenting, that is how the winner will be notified Monday the 26th. I will also write the winners names here once they are drawn. You will have 48 hours to contact me with a mailing address. 🙂 (Drawing is for those with a United States or Canada addresses. THANK YOU.) Disclaimer: Visa Cards is not a part of this giveaway, this giveaway is held by Valentina’s Corner, this is not an endorsement.

All you have to do is comment below answering one or more of the following questions:

  1. What is your favorite recipe from our website?
  2. What would you like to see us post more of in 2017?
  3. Tell me about yourself.! I love connecting with you, our readers. Perhaps something that is worth sharing that happened to you in 2016? A baby? A memorable family trip? (p.s. Have you been reading the Testimonies I have been sharing?)

Well, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank ALL of you for taking a part of our Blog in 2016.

For the comments and the e-mails, likes and shares on social media – I am so grateful. For words of encouragement and wisdom. For trying our recipes and sharing our blog with your family and friends. All of these mean SOO much to any blogger! Our readers really are what keeps us blogging.

Wishing you all a BLESSED Christmas!

Fondly, Tima & Valentina, Benjamin, Joseph, Elizabeth, Nathaniel and Abigail.

So grateful for ALL of your comments, we truly have the most wonderful friends (readers). I wish I could give all of you something. Here are the names drawn. Please check your e-mail and respond  with a mailing address.

$100 WINNER!!!








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  • Yelena 01/12/2017, 4:56 pm Link Reply

    Valya! I am not writing to enter the contest, obviously. Just wanted to take another moment to thank you again for all you do and for the subtle shining light that shines Jesus Christ through you. It’s obvious that this isn’t just a blog for you. You put your heart and soul into every recipe, every reply you make. You have a beautiful family. May you all be blessed. I really enjoy the testimonies as well. My favorite recipe is the Timurs chocolate cake. Everyone always raves about it when I make it. Gets eaten to the last crumb. Thank you!!

    • admin 01/13/2017, 12:04 am Link Reply

      Thanks so much Yelena,
      Loved reading your comment. What a blessing to have such sweet readers (friends) visit us.
      Glad you enjoy that cake – it’s so dear to me.
      Thank you for visiting. Hope you will stick around. 🙂

  • Oksana 12/26/2016, 2:10 pm Link Reply

    I know you already got your winners but I just wanted to say thank you for making the Blog so personal. I love that you always answer comments with so much niceness. I actually love reading those most.
    Hope you have a good New Year. Really excited to see what you come up with..

    • admin 01/13/2017, 12:07 am Link Reply

      Aww Oksana,
      You are so sweet. I’ll have to really watch what I say now that I know people actually read those comments – ha, teasing.
      I hope to keep this blog just that, one that is personal and people can relate to and feel real. 🙂
      Hope you have a really blessed New Year. Thanks for visiting.

  • Karolina lendel 12/25/2016, 7:12 pm Link Reply

    I love your beef braised potatoes in oven!!!! Yup yup

    • admin 12/26/2016, 1:49 pm Link Reply

      That’s a keeper! Thank you for trying it..
      Thanks for being a part of our blog’s family. We’re so happy to have you here.
      Wishing you all of God’s blessings in the upcoming year. 🙂

  • Yana S 12/25/2016, 12:36 am Link Reply

    Hi there!
    I would like to see more one-pot meals – those are always great as far as cleanup goes. ??

    • admin 12/26/2016, 1:48 pm Link Reply

      Thank you for visiting. So happy to have you a part of our blog family.
      So looking to focusing on easy meals in upcoming year, thank you for you input.
      Blessings!!!!! <3

  • Lana 12/24/2016, 10:21 pm Link Reply

    My family has enjoyed every recipe that I have tried on your blog:)) thank you so much for your hard work that you put into this blog. My favorite recipe is potato and cheese puff pastry pies but I am new to your blog and still have not tried many. When I sit down to plan for the week ahead, I pick 2-3 sometimes more recipes from your blog. I love the simplicity of your recipes. I wish your family a very Joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year!!!!

    • admin 12/26/2016, 1:47 pm Link Reply

      Lana, HUGE Welcome to our family from all of us!
      So glad you are enjoying the recipes you have tried. Hoping many more will become family favorites and repeats.
      Wishing you a really wonderful upcoming year full of happiness and memories. Blessings!

  • Yelena O. 12/24/2016, 10:13 pm Link Reply

    Love the Baked salmon, shrimp and asparagus recipe!
    In the new year would love to see more of one pot recipes or slow cooker recipes:)

  • Yelena 12/24/2016, 10:12 pm Link Reply

    Love the Baked salmon, shrimp and asparagus recipe!
    In the new year would love to see more of one pot recipes or slow cooker recipes:)

    • admin 12/26/2016, 1:45 pm Link Reply

      Will definitely be focusing on easy recipe! Think that took the win and I cannot wait to get started creating. 🙂
      Thank you for visiting and hoping you will stop back. XOXO

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