So, today is Friday and I’m wrapping up this week of giveaways celebrating the launch of the new, improved, and dot com Life for Dessert. If you came by this week just to win something, I sure hope you’ll stick whether you win or not. I’ll have more giveaways in the future, and you never know what other random fun-ness just might happen around here either! You still have time to enter all of the giveaways from this week, and next week I’ll start announcing winners. Each giveaway will run for one week from the time stamp of the post.
I wanted to round out the week with a little mix of things that are straight from me. As a way to say “thank you” to all of you friends old and new who come by and share a little piece of your day and life with me. I’m really grateful to be a part of your lives and glad to call you friends.
I’ve created a gift grouping of things that I think are essentials (well maybe not entirely essential, but still fun) to enjoying life for dessert…at least for me. I almost put a bag of my favorite coffee in the mix, but then I thought to myself…that’s just SO essential that it hardly seems exciting!
1) Stop and Smell the Rosemary Cookbook by the Junior League of Houston (one of my all time favorites. I don’t think there’s a bad recipe in the whole thing…and it’s a gorgeous book in general.)
2) Charleston Favorites Stone Ground Yellow Grits. Grits are a southern thing, and around here, Shrimp and Grits are perhaps my most favorite recipe…both in my house and in my state (SC.) I figured you all might just need to have a good grit and see what all the fuss is about in case you didn’t know already.
3) My very own take on my favorite Goody Goody Bon Bon slippers. I made these slippers and they’ll fit a woman’s foot from about size 7-9. They are cute and comfy and handmade, and I hope you’ll feel extra special shuffling around your house in them!
4) Two pairs of regular rise Hanky Panky undies. (they retail for $18-25 per pair!) If you don’t know about these, well, you’ve been missing out. And now, for a more in-depth explanation, go HERE to catch up on why Hanky Panky are seriously the best underwear ever. Besides…how cute are those?!
It has been a crazy week ya’ll! I have had so much fun gathering together all of the amazing products and vendors to sponsor our givaways this week! I’ve loved being able to share the newly renovated blog look and to be able to bring together some of my favorite things for you to have a chance to win. Seriously…it has been SO MUCH FUN for me to do this. SO. Much. Fun. Many thanks to Gussy Sews, Red Letter Words, Jennie Leigh Designs (stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), and KEEN Footwear for celebrating with me and bringing awesomeness to you guys reading…both in quality of products, and opportunities to win some of them as well!
Like I said, I’ll announce the first winner (of the Gussy Sews shop credit) on Monday of next week. You’ll have 48 hours to claim your prize or I’ll have to draw another winner if I don’t hear back in that timeframe. And that would be a bummer for you.
In the meantime, I have a birthday coming up this weekend. Yep…it’s true. On Sunday I’ll be the big THREE THREE! Or at least I think that’s what I’ll be….sometimes I forget….1978 though, year I was born.
I’m quickly reaching the age when I don’t care so much about my age….I’m still having enough fun to drive through the K5 carline on my bike (with the pickup tag proudly displayed on my handlebars) even though I look like a complete idiot and middle school boys yell things like “Awesome bike” and pump their triumphant fists in the air. I’m reaching that age where I’m finding that I am pretty darn comfortable with who I am and my life…and if I think my kid might smile bigger because I roll up on my bike behind 2 minivans, a Honda Pilot and a Suburban in carline…well, then bring on 34!
The Hubs and I are taking a weekend away without our munchkins to celebrate yours truly. We’re going to bike a 34 mile trail on Saturday (here’s to hoping those spin classes pay off!), and the rest of the time I’m hoping to sleep some and I’ll probably also eat whatever the heck I want…which just might include cake at every meal and I’m hoping also perhaps at least one fried green tomato BLT. So you won’t hear much from me til Monday…I’ll be doing my birthday thang. Hope you’ve had as much fun this week as I have! Have a great weekend!
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Mandatory entry: I want to know what is one thing you either do or have that helps you enjoy your life like dessert?!
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