Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Tea Time and a GIVEAWAY ~ 1/18/2024

Grab a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or your favorite drink
while I share a few things about my life lately...


~I got the job!  I applied for an administrative assistant position in the Care Coordination Department at our local hospital last Tuesday.  Wednesday they called me to come in for an interview.  Thursday was my interview and they asked me to job shadow for a couple hours which was a good sign!  This Tuesday afternoon I got the call that I was being offered the position!  I accepted and my first day will be February 12th.  I'm hoping all this nasty weather is gone by then :)

~Along with a new job, I decided a new hairstyle was in order.  My pixie had grown out to the awkward stage that comes along with pixies.  So I treated myself to a fresh cut and style.  Now I just need to get my nails done  :)

~Laken has made friends with an exchange student from Finland.  Li is the sweetest girl!  They've had hang outs, a sleepover and went shopping.  Laken introduced Li to Auntie Anne's pretzels.  I'm glad Laken has made a new friend and hope they keep in touch well after Li has to travel home :)

~Litsa from Coco's Crochet is hosting a unique crochet-a-long (CAL) in 2024.  Each "fortnight", she will be drawing an item out of a basket and that will be the "assignment" for those two weeks.  Project#1 is CUP COZIES.  I heard about the CAL from Cassandra at Craftably Ever After and decided to join in.  I've added Litsa's announcement vlog below.  Let me know if you decide to participate :)

~And last, but not least, to celebrate my new job, I'd like to host a GIVEAWAY!  It has been ages since I've had a giveaway here on Colletta's Kitchen Sink Blog.  I tossed around a few different ideas and settled on giving away the following to one lucky winner:

 $25 Starbucks Gift Card
Handmade Cup Cozy in Your Choice of Color

Here's how to enter:

1 ENTRY ~ Leave me a comment telling me what color you would choose for your Cup Cozy

1 ENTRY ~ Follow my blog and let me know that you do so (honor system)

BONUS ENTRY ~ Visit Colletta's Kitchen Sink Shop and let me know that you did so (honor system)

I'll announce the winner here on the blog on January 31, 2024!




  1. Can someone please let me know if commenting is working on this post? You can email me at collettaskitchensink (at) yahoo (dot) com . Thanks!

    1. Good morning. I am only able to post comments as a "reply." When I went down to the post comments section, a screen full of gobbelty gook popped up. Anyway, I just found your blog. I love it. I'm always looking to connect with other homemaking, Christian Women. I noticed the packet of vanilla Chai in your tea cup. That is one of my my favorites.

      If I won one of your cup cozies I would like it in pink. Much like the shawl on your Etsy shop. You do beautiful work. Wishing you peace and blessings.

    2. Sorry. I forgot to congratulate you on your new job
      Just a quick word of warning about working outside the home. You might be subjected to a world very different than the place of love and faith that is your home. Different thoughts, different ideologies, ( most of them not Christian and some even hostile to your faith). Prepare your heart and be the "Light".

    3. Congratulations on your new job! I love the idea of a giveaway! I would want a purple cozy and I already follow your blog and just visited your shop. I need to get busy on my Etsy shop again.

    4. A new job is exciting! Blue is my favorite color :) I did follow your blog and your etsy store--so cute!

  2. CONGRATS on the new job!! That's exciting. I too am growing out an asymmetrical pixie cut...i keep saying I"m gonna grow my hair long but then i end up with the same cut (which is actually a great look). I'll bet you look great for your new position.
    How fun that your daughter has a new friend from a different country. do follow your blog already but just double checked to make sure and i do follow your shop but not sure it went through.....
    I would choose the color barn red or navy blue. If i had to JUST pick one color for the cozy though it would be barn red. and yup....we're huge fans of Starbucks here.....youngest girl worked for them all through college and in the summers until getting her full time career job. :) if she had time she'd probably STILL be a barista for them hahah
    OH....the reason I'd choose barn red would be because half the kitchen is painted that oldest girl's idea several years ago and all of our accents are barn red with navy blue/bright blue and white or grey.
    LOVE your shop!! What a nice place to browse.

  3. Hi Colletta, welcome back to FFF. Your girls have grown so much.
    How sweet that Laken has made friends with an exchange student from Finland. Years ago, I taught with a woman from Finland when we were both missionaries in Indonesia.
    What color for a cup cozie? ocean blue!
    Congrats on the new position in the hospital. My daughter is a new nurse in our local hospital. She's loving it!

  4. Congratulations on the new job and the haircut. Good luck with the crochet along.

  5. Love the cozies! Blue is my color not very Valentine but it's my favorite.

  6. Congrats on your new job. That is exciting. And fun to celebrate with a new cut and manicure. How nice that Laken has made friends with an international student. My favorite color is any form of teal or blue.

  7. Congratulations on your new job! I am trying to catch up on my blog reading. Hope you are had a great weekend!
    My favorite cozie would be anything with teal.
    I also follow your blog and checked out your shop. You've got some really cute things there.


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