When I sat down to write early this morning, it was 1 degree F outside. One degree! It's warmed up to 14 degrees, cold enough to open the back door, click the camera shutter, then promptly shut the door on storm number two since last week. This is what it looks like now and this is what it looked like between storms. Our little one has the sniffles. School closed early. It's a good day for homemade potato leek soup and almond bread. Cookies too if everyone helps out. On the subject of treats, I put together a little holiday giveaway for you to say hey, I think you're swell and I hope you're headed into a joyous new year filled with lots of creative inspiration. Since most of us document our days with a mobile camera, I think you might like this set. One lucky winner will receive: + a print copy of my ebook Design, Shoot, & Show: Your iPhone Photo Project (really, the action steps apply to any mobile camera) + a snappy photo journal (to record all your ideas and projects) + a mini tripod for support your camera phone in all lighting situations (it's adjustable and fits different mobile camera models, great for self-portraits, still lifes, short films, and more, plus it's portable)! If you'd like a chance to win, leave a comment here by tonight at midnight and I'll choose one winner at random. I'm also giving away this same set at Mortal Muses today as well, if you'd like to click over and enter there too. Bonus entries: Sign up for my monthly newsletter (see sign-up box on the right side of this page). You can also follow/like me on one or all of my social hangouts: twitter, facebook, pinterest, google + and tell me that you did so in the comments. (The winner will receive an email and has one week to respond and claim their prize before another winner is randomly chosen). Good luck! +++++ The contest is closed, thanks for participating. Congrats James, you won!