How can we almost be to the middle of July?  And summer is already half over?  For our family, we are already on the downhill slide toward school.  But maybe don’t talk about that to my kids – they are not exactly happy about that.  Baseball is the word that symbolizes our summer evenings again in 2016.  Even though our boys have had fun & had fantastic coaches, feeling fine about the fact that tournaments are next week.  Their sister definitely feels that way – poor girl has been carted from game to game.

Anyway, I decided this was a good week for me to take a breather from Wordless Wednesday posts.  Later this week I plan on telling you about one of my “favoritest” (yes, I know that is not a word, but I still like it anyway!) authors who just happens to be a Nebraskan.  I will be giving away one of her books as well for my 2nd giveaway in honor of my July “Blogiversary.”  Oh, that’s right – I have not told you about my first giveaway yet.

Last Thursday, my post about the wonderful agriculture art museum was abbreviated from what I intended.  Finally I had time to write and expand on our experience in David City.  To get you to look it over again, that is where I added the giveaway.  Please click on the post to learn what you can win.

As for giveaway # 3, well technically, I cannot take credit.  But everyone CAN win this one, so obviously YOU will not want to miss.  For several years now, The Warm Cookie has been delivering bites of gooey happiness all across Lincoln.  At last, they have decided to open a store front.  You are invited to the Grand Opening this week-end.  Guess what they are giving away?  Yes, cookies.  (I always knew that I had smart readers. 🙂 )  This is one event I definitely am looking forward to attending!  Please read through the details below to find out more.

Warm Cookie

Saturday, July 16

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

3700 S 9th Street, Lincoln, NE 68502

– Ribbon Cutting at 10:00 a.m. – FREE Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches for the first 50 people – One FREE Warm Cookie for each guest – Chance to win FREE Warm Cookies every month for a year – Introduction of our much anticipated first Gluten-Free cookie Our Grand Opening means more great changes that we think you will be excited about including but not limited to: – Extended store hours for after work pick-up orders from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Warm Gluten-Free Cookies – New pick-up-only treats

1-2-3 Giveaways.  Enter to win today (or Saturday if you are going for the cookie one!)

P.S. My feature image is one of my Instagram pictures from today.  Isn’t it a great relief “mosaic?”  If you are not already following me on Instagram, I would be honored if you would do so.  And I will even follow back.  As long as you have family friendly images since my kids seem to frequently kidnap my phone!

Author: neodyssey

My name is Gretchen Garrison. I started this blog about Nebraska in 2013. So far, I have written three books about Nebraska and Lincoln.