Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Have a Spring Fling! #giveaway


By: Jaymie Leighton Müller
Title: Cast Iron Alibi & Leave It to Cleaver
From: Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series
By: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries

Spring is here!!

It really is, even though snow keeps covering the daffodils and the hyacinths seem to be reluctant to poke their heads above earth. I keep wanting to get out and rake the leaves off the garden so I can see what's coming up, but we have alternating days of rain and snow in Michigan, so the leaves are still frozen to the ground most of the time!

But spring IS here... I can see it in the birds nesting in the light over my porch, the one I'll no longer turn on so I don't disturb the babies... LOL. And it's there in the soft scent of the breeze, the buds on the magnolia tree that are swelling ready to bloom, and the robins staging little sparring matches as they compete for mates.

Jocie is doing a project on spring for her online schooling right now... for a science class she's documenting the dates that she notices each flower budding, and the first time she has seen a returning migrating bird. We're anxiously awaiting the first orioles and hummingbirds!

What are your sure-fire signs of spring?

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Cozy Mystery Spring Fling Giveaway

Comment here and be entered to win a $20 US (or equivalent) gift card from Amazon or B&N!!

Just follow these simple guidelines:

* Comment by Midnight, April 23rd (comments after Midnight, April 21st will go into a moderators queue, but I WILL approve all before choosing a winner)
*Tell me your favorite sign of spring!
* Give me a first name and email address - yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com
* Open to all... then check your email on the 24th, in case you won.

Good Luck, Everyone!!

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Leave It to Cleaver
#6 of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
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76 comments:

  1. My favorite sign of spring is seeing all of the trees and flowers blossoming. Thank you for the chance! Marla: mbradeen (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. When my lilies of the valley start coming up, I’ll know that spring is here for real. barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Mine is the return of color - flowers green leaves and grass.
    debby236 at gmail dot com Debby

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  4. A sure sign of spring in Georgia is when the state is covered in yellow pollen and it's almost difficult to breathe! rebarger(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  5. My favorite sign of spring is the red buds on the trees covering the mountain behind our house because they change the mountain from a full gray to a pretty red.
    Lisa
    Lisacobblestone (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. A sure sign of spring in Texas is when the bluebonnets come out.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

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  7. A sure sign of spring is when it's warm enough to plant our tomato plants into the raised bed outside. Hubby grows our veggies from seeds. That means he's been pampering them under grow lights and on heating pads before moving them in and out on warm day to harden them up. Now they are off the porch and planted - a sure sign of spring here. Also getting the first crops - lettuce, radishes and green onions - big enough to start eating is also a sure sign of spring.

    We live in on a small acreage outside of town with lot of daily critter visitors. Having the mommas show up with their new babies or seeing the bird parents working all day to take food to their brood is also another great sign of spring.

    Thank you for the chance! Have a wonderful day! Be happy and stay safe and healthy!
    Kay Garrett from the beautiful Ozark Mountains
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  8. Favorite sign of spring is everything coming to life again!! Thank you for the chance.
    ritajoe489 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  9. I love when daffodils start to bloom.

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  10. Love spring when my Iris's start to come up and the birds are singing in the morning

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  11. My favorite sign of spring is when everything starts blooming, especially the two white dogwoods at a house around the corner from me. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. A sign of spring for me is when the temperatures stop dropping down to the 40s at night and all the trees starting their new blooms! Thanks for the chance. judy399rn@gmail.com

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  13. I feel spring has arrived when the trees and flowers bloom. Everything does seem renewed and hopeful, if this year mostly from my window.
    Gloria: browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. My favorite sign of Spring is when the trees start to bud. Carol ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. When the magnolia tree in the front yard blooms and the birds start singing every morning is my favorite signs that we made it through another winter and spring has sprung.
    laurie(dot)anismom2(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  16. My favorite thing about spring is when the tress have all their leaves and are blooming. Sandra sjkoeppel(at)gmajl(dot)com

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  17. Spring has arrived when the tulips are blooming and the grass is green. Anne. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Spring means warm temperatures,and beautiful lilacs which are my favorite. Ellie. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. My favorite signs of spring are crocuses, daffodils, and flowering trees of all sorts, especially cherry trees and redbuds. Kara -- kepkar9 (at) gmail (dot) com .

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  20. My favorite first sign of spring is the daffodils, forsythias, and here locally lilacs. The blooms brighten my days. Also all the birds, the sounds of the baby birds when the mom goes to get food, all the baby critters. Thank you for this opportunity. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  21. Spring has sprung when the bluebonnets appear. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  22. I love my daffodils. When they bloom it’s definitely heading towards better weather. Thanks for the opportunity. Olomuss at gmail dot com

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  23. Spring seems far away today as it's in the low 30's and snowing. The best part of spring for me is hearing the "peepers" sign at night. lsum1258 at aol dot com.

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  24. It's Spring when all of a sudden I notice blooms here and there in the yard - along the fence by the fish pond, in hanging planters in the front yard.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Around here we joke that it's not officially spring till my neighbor is outside in his garage in a lawn chair chatting with everyone who comes by. He's in the nursing home this year so I'm not sure if it's spring or not! Might have to start going by when my other neighbor starts mowing his lawn. He'll be out mowing as soon as he can.

    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. I have a very small garden in the fenced area behind my condo and the first sign of spring for me is when the mini daffodils and the hostas poke their leaves out of the ground. Then I know spring is right around the corner.

    Susan - scesjps@gmail.com

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  27. I love when the hyacinths pop & their wonderful scent permeates the air. Also the lilacs are close to blooming here!

    ryannaward71(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I love having the windows and open and listening to the birds singing.

    jmiano2471@gmail.com

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  29. I love seeing all the trees & flowers blooming. I also like the scents of spring. It just smells fresh.
    Jana- turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  30. I love to see the magnolia tree blooming for spring! Thanks for the chance.
    Jess
    maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. The grass is green and the leaves are budding on the trees. Flowers poke through the ground and birds are chirping. Donakutska7@gmail.com

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  32. The first sign of spring that makes me smile are the early daffodils shooting up their greens and knowing soon the hillside will be covered.
    Virginia

    Vhmaynard65@gmail.com

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  33. My sure sign of the arrival of Spring is seeing the Robins returning and the trees budding out and the tulips 🌷 peeking out of the ground.
    Dianne diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. In south Florida (Boca Raton) spring is also a bit like fall. Lots of trees wait until now to drop their leaves for the new ones. You can get that autumnal feel kicking your way through leaves on the ground.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  35. Trees and flowers blooming.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  36. My favorite sign of spring is the cherry blossoms. Thanks for the chance to win!ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  37. Always the daffodils as pops of sunshine coming up on their cheery green stems are my visual sign of Spring! But they are tied with the Daphne odora planted by my driveway because it's heady & rich fragrance is always such a blessing. It can have very few open blooms & yet the air is filled with their fragrance that you just breathe in as you pass by. The daffodils & Daphne bloom at the same time here where I live & they are the most delightful signs that Spring has indeed sprung!
    angelj8284@gmail.com

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  38. My favorite sign of spring are the daffodils, followed by the bluebirds and the goldfinches. suefoster109 at gmail dot com

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  39. My favorite sign of spring is seeing the Robins. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. My favorite sign of spring is the flowers blooming.
    Rita
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. Usually when I start seeing Robins or Hummingbirds! Robins I have seen but not the other yet! tWarner419@aol.com

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  42. Taylor R WilliamsApril 21, 2020 at 3:33 PM

    For me, Tulips are a sure sign of spring - thanks for the contest - trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  43. My favorite sign is the flowers—first the crocus, then daffodils, redbuds, dogwood and forsythia, and finally tulips and my favorite, iris. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  44. I am especially loving seeing all the blooming flowers and fruit trees! Debbie.Erickson14@gmail.com

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  45. My favorite sign of spring is when I start to see Robins! Main3 (at) att. (net)

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  46. I love seeing the flowers bloom.

    Kim kvmatlock(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I love seeing the flowers coming out of the ground, buds coming out on the trees and the warmer weather. Thanks for this amazingly generous giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  48. When the azaleas in my backyard start to bloom!
    mdfitz85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Blooming flowers! Thank you for the chance!! Ashley at jdzchaotickittie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  50. My favorite sign of Spring is the trees blossoming and flowers blooming Kory @ mama2bulls(at)gmail(dot) com

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  51. The flowers blooming in my garden!! Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  52. When I lived in Ohio, it was spring when the lilac tree in our backyard was blooming. In Florida, we have flowers blooming all year long. But I do see blue birds flitting around and the squirrels chasing each other around the tree. Happy Spring! Doodlesink@hotmail(dot)com

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  53. I have jonquils that come up through my front lawn. When the buds burst into bloom I know spring is here.

    Mary Preston
    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  54. Spring is here when the geese at Spring Park have babies and they are so cute to watch on the water...

    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  55. seeing the crocuses come up
    Sandy
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  56. My favorite sign of Spring is the Crocuses blooming. Thank you for having this great giveaway!
    Heidiark@yahoo.com

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  57. For me it is the flowers beginning to bloom and the trees producing buds. Della deepotter at centurylink dot net

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  58. I love watching everything turn green and seeing all the flowers blooming .

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  59. What I like about spring is the warmer temps and seeing all the pretty flowers grow.

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  60. One of the first signs of Spring here in the Arizona desert is the abundance of wildflowers.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  61. Since our weather stays close to the same year round here in San Diego it is sometimes hard to tell when we have a new season. So seeing a lot more flowers out is a sign that Spring is here. JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  62. I love spring and my favorite part is the birds chripping and flowers blooming
    Paula @ musecbs@gmail.com

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  63. My first sign of Spring is the flowers blooming and trees coming back to life. Thanks for the chance!! Melissa
    mcastor07 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. Seeing all the newly bloomed Tulips always tells me that's it's Spring, even as snow continues to fall around them.
    BakingCookies32(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. My favorite sign of spring are blooming dogwood trees here in Tennessee! Carol, carol@carolbrusegar.com

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  66. The birds, the flower buds, and even the bugs. Signs of renewal of life. Whatever is happening in the world, the change of seasons is a constant. Like an old friend.

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  67. My favorite sign of spring is flowers blooming. Leslie
    im2early4u(at)Gmail(dot)

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  68. My favorite sign of spring is birds.

    kkat(dot)edwards(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. My favorite sign of spring is the Texas Bluebonnets. Nandeghelder(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  70. My favorite sign of Spring is when the Redbud trees and Daffodils start to bloom.
    bernice-kennedy(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  71. My favorite sign of spring us when my magnolia blooms.
    cochrandcr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. That brief period of ‘new’ light green. Barbara bobbipad (@) Gmail (dot) com

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  73. My favorite sign of spring is the trees and flowers starting to blossom. Thank you for the chance! Really appreciate it. Beckyjdonnelly (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  74. My favorite sign of spring is when it is nice enough outside when my son can go outside and ride his bike. He loves riding his bike with his friends around the block or up to the school with his older sister. Thank you for the chance.
    lilyanngill56(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  75. Favorite sign of spring is "spring fever" the wild animals around my yard get and chase each other.

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