Monday, December 7, 2009

A Few Of My Favorite Things Giveaway


After happily blogging for over 3yrs and this being my 150th entry, I decided that it was time for a giveaway. Oh, and what better time of year to do it than winter and right around Christmas. I originally wanted to do 12 days of giveaways, but as I love so many things this time of year it could of gotten really expensive, especially since this was kind of spur of the moment. (Perhaps I'll do that next year and plan ahead so that we have the extra money to do so.) Any way, here a pic of the things I'm giving away:There is Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Cocoa b/c I love sipping on a cup of this made with warm milk to warm me up on a cold snowy day. There's Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel body spray and body cream b/c it's simply an irresistible smell and is only a seasonal item and I love it. There is regular candy canes b/c what is the holidays without this scruptuous peppermint candy, and there's chocolate dipped candy canes as well b/c I just found them this year and they are oh so good and delectable. There is chocolate covered cherries, b/c this is one of my favorite Christmas candies that my DH puts in my stocking every year. There are two bottles of nail polish in brownish beige and dark red cinnamon color, b/c I love to have my nails painted and these are a couple of my favorite colors for doing so. There is Strawberry Chapstick, b/c we all know how our lips dry out and get cracked in the cold winter months and this always helps keep them moist for me. There's GermX, which I've always had handy since being on my own but is my new best friend this cold and flu season with the H1N1 and we all know how good it is to have some of this handy. And last but certainly not least is the 2 pairs of fuzzy pink slipper socks, I have a pair similar to these ones that I love and they keep my feet warm and are in my favorite color. I'm hoping that the lucky winner of this giveaway will enjoy my favorite things as much as I do this season.

***Here Are The Rules In Order For Your Chances To Win!!***
  • You **NO LONGER HAVE TO BE** be a follower of this blog unless you would like to be. If you're wondering how to do so, please scroll down and on the left hand side you'll see a button to click that says "Follow". Click it and follow the directions from there (you may need to set up a google account with your email address if need be). **(The reason for this is alot of people are either new to finding my blog and don't want to follow just yet or they're having problems figuring out how to do this, so I'm not making it mandatory to enter to win.)**
  • You MUST leave a comment at the bottom of this entry by clicking on the "Comments" link, and then tell me something that you love or just can not live without this season for one chance to win. In this entry you MUST leave your e-mail address so I can get back to you IF you do not have a blog that I can link back to or I don't know any other means of getting ahold of you. You may make it non-search engine friendly if you'd like.
  • For another chance to win you can post about my giveaway on your blog. If you do this, you MUST leave the link to the post about it in a separate comment saying that you have done so.
  • For another chance to win you can snag this button below and post it in your side bar, (just copy and paste the code below the pic into an HTML/Java gadget in the Layout section of the Dashboard you can also do this for the post about this giveaway as well if you would like) and then leave another comment saying that you have done so. If you do this then you MUST leave a link to your blog in the comment if I can't link back to it.

Contest ends at 7pm EST on Thursday, December 10, 2009. Winner will be drawn by and e-mailed. You'll have 24hrs to get back to me with your mailing information, if you do not do so then I will continue to move on to the next person drawn until I have a winner with mailing information. Good Luck to you all, and please remember to follow the rules or your entry will be discarded. Happy Holidays!!


  1. I hope I am doing this right. You know who this is and how to get ahold of me! lol
    Something I can't live without are my kids!! lol chocolate!!

  2. Hmm my fave Christmas things.. special loved one, all the pretty lights (if we ever get snow it'll make it really glow out there), all the ornaments on my ecclectic tree, presents, the 24/7 christmas music on 97% of all radio stations, the 3 days of silence on the phones (no dr's, secretaries on a caffiene high, no therapists, etc etc) christmas cookies, uh... sarcastic Christmas movies, bickering inlaws, christmas cocktails, the cats who are constantly in my ecclectic tree, christmas candles flickering and glowing more by every christmas cocktail, my birthday which sits so close to Christmas people figure it's a great way to combo it and cheap out on the gifts, kids screaming in department store lineups to the back end of the stores, no parking, and of course all those infertility emotional bombs that set off.. the Santa Claus parade areas, the stores and malls, whenever I get together with friends who have kids at this time of year, the family photocard greetings in the mail,the mistletoe hung with care (I put it on the celing fan to make it a sport for anyone drinking christmas cocktails lol), hmm can't really think of anything else at the moment but I think that's a pretty good start : ) hopefully I'll get the rest of your instructions right


    I posted it : )

  4. Thanks for doing a giveaway. I love reading your blog. I absolutely cannot live without my family, Keith & Cole. I also love all the food that comes with the holidays, but my wasteline does not! I hope you have a Merry Christmas. :)

  5. I can't live without Glade Gingerbread candles! My house smells so good!!
    I posted about your giveaway in my blog (

  6. I posted it in my blog although I hope I win! LOL!

  7. What a great giveaway! It is so cool that you are doing this Catrisha. I LOVE the smell of the Vanilla Bean Noel. It is divine!The winner will be so lucky! :-)

    My favorite things in the winter are SLIPPERS! I cannot be in my house without my slippers on. I go through so many pairs because I wear them all the time. LOL!

    If you don't mind, I'd like to PM you my email address. I'll send it via COF. If this isn't OK, please let me know. :-)

  8. I've also posted about your giveaway in my blog. But just like Kriss, I hope *I* win! LOL.

    Here it is:

  9. What a great give away! Thanks :)

  10. I couldn't live without my family, chapstick, water and my Iphone :) I posted this give away in my blog :)

  11. Hm.well i could not live without my wonderful husband and my son.My husband for taking care of my while i am so very big and my lovely son for putting a smile on my face every time i am having an emotional pregnant breakdown!But i shuld deff. win bcus i could sip on hot chocolate while i got the pink slippers on and be cozy on days i can't get outta bed!hehe!thanks for being there threw my pregnancy and bfor!Hope things look up for you at the first of the year!

  12. You're so sweet for doing this Catrisha! <3 The thing I can't live without this time of year is definitely my Ugg boots. It doesn't get NEARLY as cold here as it does everywhere else, but I hate having cold feet and they keep so warm and toasty!

  13. What a great idea!! Things that I couldn't live family, music, traditions, holiday baking, Christmas decor and lights, and apple cinnamon candles (makes my house smell like apple pie!)!

  14. Awww!! Your blog is cute Catrisha!!

    My favorite things I can't live without on the holidays are my 2 little angels Chloe & Delilah. I mean...children ARE the reason we all go nuts making sure every last detail is perfect right?! Taking them out to see Christmas lights & just seeing their faces LIGHT UP! All the oooooh's & Ahhhhh's!

    I also can't live without my Christmas tree & ALL of my gingerbread sad as that sounds. It's still not even up yet cause of us just moving. But it will be this weekend! I ADORE anything gingerbread & just to see my tree all decked out just like the $5000 tree's in the stores in the mall just gives me a sense of pride. Yeah maybe I sound like I'm bragging but Everyone loves their own tree! And mine is the Shnizzz!

    I also can't live without Avon bubble bath. I don't even care about the scent. I LOVE soaking in the tub winter, spring, summer & fall!


    Palmers Cocoa Butter! For that extra nappy dry dull skin.

    Dr.Pepper Lipsmackers!! Cherry chapstick used to be my thing...but lets face it. Dr. Pepper just smells better! haha

    Watching the Home Alone 1 & 2 dvd's. The 3rd one sucked =P

    Ooohh! And Mickey's CHristmas Carol!
    And the CHarlie Brown CHristmas special!

    Chocolate covered pretzels, decorating cookies, advent calenders, black friday deals, UPS leaving huge packages on my doorstep, christmas tree shaped cream filled doughnuts, honey baked ham, gift cards, pictures with Santa && MONEY INSIDE CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!

    YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY! There's so much more but I don't wanna be a space hog!

  15. I love Hot chocolate during this season it gets so cold where i live, you need something to warm you up.

  16. Hi There! I found your Blog from Cafemom! I would have to say that my favorite must have Christmas item is also seasonal, Chocolate Oranges! I LOOOOVVVVEEEE These! I Also LOVE Vanilla Bean! I load up on it every year so that I don't run out until the next time it comes out!

    Thank You for having a Giveaway!

    My email address is, but I also have a blog you can find me at!

  17. I followed you and I snagged both of your buttons! Check them out on my page!

    Feel free to follow me and snag my button if you are interested! :-)

  18. Hey Catrisha! I really love the cool air and just the excitment of my kids during the holidays. I love when they get me something and immediately tell me what they got me LOL They are just like their mommy :) :) I hope I win! LOL

  19. I found your blog through CafeMom. Something that I couldn't live without would the Bath and Body Works wallflower plug-ins. I love love love the new scent that they had out around Thanksgiving, caramel-vanilla.


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