Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things - A Giveaway!

You’re probably already missing Oprah and since she wasn’t on this afternoon I thought I’d soften the blow and mimic her “favorite things” show that she always did just before Christmas and occasionally at other times. (Remember the “!! “episode?)

Granted, it’s now seven months before Christmas, and I won’t be giving away any flat screen TV’s, iPads or fancy sneakers and I’ll only have one of each item to give away, but other than that, it will be just like on Oprah’s show.

First, understand that I’m getting no compensation for any of the prizes below. They’re all just things I like and want to share with my fabulous readers. The opinions are my own. And now, the rules.

  1. You have to be a follower to be eligible (this is another follower appreciation giveaway…) If you already follow just remind me.
  2. You must leave a comment on this post to be entered and be sure you can be contacted by email if you win. Leave your email in your comment or be sure it’s in your profile. There are other ways to enter listed at the end of this post.
  3. You need to claim your prize by contacting me within 48 hours after I announce winners in a new post on Friday, June 10.
  4. I will mail prizes to United States or Canadian addresses. APO’s are okay.
  5. The prize you win is up to me and my official name and number-drawer children. We can’t negotiate on this – you have my permission to re-gift if you want. If you don’t like your prize or it arrives damaged or gets lost in the mail, you have no recourse. But – if any of those things happen, let me know – I’m a really nice person and want you to be happy.

Now on to some of my (at the moment) favorite things in no particular order.

First up, a 12 ounce bag of Hershey’s Nuggets – extra creamy milk chocolate with toffee and almonds. Okay… so maybe there is a particular order.

For a cheap chocolate this stuff is pretty good. I love the nutty almonds and crisp toffee bits. If you win this and you don’t really want it please let me know… I wouldn’t want to burden you.


A fitting second giveaway would be this T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus. The Workout that WORKS. I got a great deal on this workout and wanted to pass it along to someone else. The winner will receive a DVD of Teresa Tapp’s 15 minute life changing workout with and without instructions plus other DVD extras. Plus, a second DVD with an instructional seminar explaining the T-Tapp techniques for muscle activation to lose inches fast. – no matter what kind of shape you’re in T-Tapp can work for you. I PROMISE you’ll feel a difference after just ONE workout.

You’ll get the workout DVD, the seminar DVD, the little get started booklet and the two pamphlets with Additional Tips for Optimal Results and the God Made – Man Made Diet. (But even if you don’t diet you’ll see huge results with this workout – it will change your metabolism in just 15 minutes a day.


Next up, my favorite lipstick. I get my Sei Bella Lipstick (and LOTS of other stuff) from I love their products because of the purity and quality. There’s no nasty stuff like formaldehyde and it’s not waxy or smelly like a lot of lipsticks are. It’s full of shea butter and it goes on smooth and creamy. The color I wear every day is Mauvelous – it’s a natural looking neutral color that will work with any skin tone. DSCN0756

Another favorite from Melaleuca is their Exfoliating Sugar Scrub. This is a 13.4 ounce jar of yummy nectarine sugar scrub. You won’t recognize your hands, elbows, knees and feet after using this.  They’ll be silky soft and smooth. You might want to, but don’t eat it…it smells great but it’s not as tasty as it smells. Yes – I was tempted once…


This might seem like a strange favorite, but it’s been one of the most useful bible study tools I’ve ever found. Prophecy Foundations is a DVD ROM (it only works in your computer) from Amazing Facts that is FULL of 27 different topics you can explore in-depth with an array of multimedia presentations. There’s more than 25 hours of video footage, 48 topical “pocket books” (in PDF form), 9 in-depth books by prophecy experts (also in PDF form), 173 audio presentations, 51 topical Bible study lessons and even 10 kid friendly Bible lessons. Each study is loaded with Scripture references that will help you unpack the mysteries of Bible prophecy for yourself, enabling you to uncover key prophecy concepts.

I truly enjoy the time I’ve spent studying with this incredible tool.


This is my favorite sharing booklet, Happiness for Life. I keep these in my glove compartment in my van. There is a world of encouragement and hope in just 61 pages. It can be life changing.


I LOVE these peel and stick Chalkboards by Wallies.They are removable and repositionable. We have two large ones on the closet doors in our school room. They have so many different uses and are great for places you might not want to paint with chalkboard paint.

The winner of these will receive two slate gray 9x12 peel and stick chalkboards and chalk too.


If you didn’t know it already, in my past life I was a dental hygienist. Someday (after we finish homeschooling) I’ll return to my hygiene career since I really DO enjoy doing it.

These are my two favorite toothbrushes. One for daily use and one for emergency tooth brushing situations… The winner will get one of each. First the Pulsar by Oral-B. It has vibrating bristles that out clean a manual toothbrush. I’ll send a soft (always use soft unless you’re cleaning grout…) adult size toothbrush.

Also, a pair of Colgate Wisp single use toothbrushes. These are a must have for your purse or glove compartment in your car. Perfect for breath and plaque emergencies!


This is one of my favorite books – it’s a perfect wedding (or anniversary) gift for the bride. For Women Only What You need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men by Shaunti Feldhahn. It completely changed some of my opinions about men and how I’m raising both of my sons AND my daughter. My marriage was instantly improved! It’s a short quick read full of amazing insights, forehead slapping moments and even some humor. I’ll send one hard back copy to the winner. By the way – Shaunti has written several other equally insightful books – For Men Only, For Parents Only, For Young Women Only, For Young Men Only and The Male Factor. I recommend them all.


Last but not least, my absolute most favorite lotion hands down ever. Renew Intensive Skin Therapy. This stuff is incredible and will soothe even the most dry ,rough or chapped skin. It’s not oily or greasy and absorbs quickly. It’s a Melaleuca exclusive that outperformed Eucerin in clinical tests.

I’ll send a purse sized 1 ounce tube to one winner.


It’s easy to enter:

  1. Comment and tell me you’re an old follower or new follower. (Be sure you’re following of course…)
  2. Tweet about this giveaway then comment and let me know. (You can Tweet once a day – leave a comment each time…)
  3. Blog about this giveaway and comment leaving a link to your post.
  4. Facebook about this giveaway and comment letting me know.

This giveaway is open for two weeks and will end on June 9 at 11:59 PM.

I’m joining these giveaway linky parties.

Giveaway Day MakingMyAmericanDream

Boutique Elli’Ette


  1. I'm a new follower :)

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  2. Fabulous blog:D I am a new follower. This is a very generous giveaway. What a great idea! Can't wait to come back and read more.

  3. I love this giveaway! I haven't tried a few of these products and would love to, so I hope your official drawer-children draw my number! :) Lisa~

  4. I'm a new follower and will share on FB as well. Some of your favorites are already faves of mine; others I'm anxious to try. A girl can never have too many treats, too many inspirations, or too many paths to understanding. Thanks you.

  5. I am also new followers i have got some useful information and i have some more info for all friends party centerThanks for sharing such a nice info.

  6. I'm a follower, love giveaways!

  7. I already followed you, and I know I did, but Google Friend Connect seems to have stolen some of the blogs I follow from my list. So I followed you again. Hi!

  8. I just found you on Teresa Tapp's Facebook page.
    I like your blog! I'm very interested in the Basic Plus.
    I'm currently doing it from memory as my tapes were
    lost in our move 2 year ago. The other giveaways
    look awesome too!

  9. I am a new follower! What a wonderful array of items you are giving away! Thank you for the chance!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

  10. Tweeted!!/KatyLMA/status/76252034134847488

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

  11. I posted this giveaway on facebook!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

  12. just have a way with with words! Your writing not only blesses me...but brings glory to God! Love ya friend! Kim

  13. Yay! I found you again! Now you can't get away (until July).

    Blessings and stay cool!

  14. I'm a new follower. I like the way you blog and am always looking for homeschooling support or help. I can't wait to read more!

  15. I'm a new follower! What a fun idea for a giveaway, I might have to steal this idea!

  16. That chocolate looks GOOD...oh yeah and the other stuff looks nice too ;) ;)

    :) Heather

  17. I'm a NEW follower!! And a new homeschool momma to my 6yo Autistic son. Best decision I have ever made :)

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

  18. follow you by email

  19. thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  20. I've announced the winners here:

    The only one I couldn't reach by email or blog was Jeanne.

    Jeanne - get back in touch with me and I'll send your prize out to you!


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