A new month and a major change for our family have inspired a new contest here at 365Barrington.com. For the month of November, we’re inviting you to enter our #365BThankful Photo Contest by sharing a picture of someone, someplace or something you’re thankful for. It could be your pet, it could be your people or perhaps it’s long walks through the park or your aunt Penny’s pumpkin pie. Anything goes! Snap and share a photo of one of the simple things you’re grateful for to help us get into the Thanksgiving spirit. In turn, you’ll have a chance to win one of three prizes we’re offering to say thanks to YOU for joining us here at 365Barrington.com. I’m kicking things off with a quick little note about someone special to our family.
In the summer of 2010 we met the sweetest young woman when we were looking for someone to care for our children while I worked from home. Her name is Carrie and she’s walked through our front door bringing great joy to our kids (and comfort to me) on countless weekdays ever since. Little did we know then how dear Carrie would become to our family. Today is Carrie’s due date for her first child. She’ll be bringing her own baby into the world this week and her last day working with us was on Halloween. Our daughter Grace was in tears at the dinner table tonight because Carrie’s presence has become such a constant in our home. We love her, we miss her already and we’re so thankful for all the special memories we have shared.
Is there someone special in your life for whom you are thankful? Is there a place you love to visit in Barrington or a person who makes life a little bit brighter? If so, grab your phone, snap a photo and share it using the form below or online tagged with #365BThankful.
This new contest is also our way of saying thanks to the local businesses and organizations that have joined our Marketplace, supporting our efforts at 365Barrington.com. Each of our three winners can select the $100 prize of their choosing, a gift certificate (on us) to spend at or donate to any of our Marketplace Member businesses or organizations. Here’s the list, alphabetically and at a glance:
Avalon Salon & Day Spa * Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club * Barrington Dance Academy * Barrington Running Co. * Bataille Academie of the Danse * Bella Muri Decorative Finishes * Caledonian Antiques * Carol and Company * ChiroFit * Christina Currie Events * CrossFit Barrington * Dash to Cure Diabetes * Deer Park Town Center * Dr. James Baird, Family Foot & Ankle Specialists * Dr. Reinhold Llerena * Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Cafe & Catering * Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center * The Gentleman Farmer * Growing Cents of Style * Hands of Hope * Heinen’s Grocery * Ironwood Family Wealth Advisors * The Ice House Mall & Village Shops * Jennifer Michaels Hair Studio * Language Stars * Learning Trek Academy * L’Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie * LUXE wearhouse * Little Shop of Papers * Meatheads Burgers & Fries * Norton’s U.S.A. General Store * Notice: Accessories for Living * Onion Pub & Brewery * Portraits by Thomas Balsamo * Salon Shea * Skin Wellness by Renee * Synergy HomeCare of Barrington * TT Patton – For the Art of Fine Writing * W by Worth * Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar
At the end of the month, we’ll draw the names of three winners and announce them at 365Barrington.com. To enter, simply share your photo and caption in the form below or using hashtag #365BThankful on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win and good luck!
And to Carrie, we can’t wait to meet your new lil peanut and we’ll find a way to get you back over here soon ;)!