Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's my birthday... well almost :)

Next Thursday I'm turning 25. I know, I can't believe it!! Where has my life gone... It seriously has flown by the past few years. Anyway, while thinking of how I wanted to celebrate my birthday this year, I quickly came up with the idea of giving away some of my favorite things. Yes, that's right, you read correctly. I will be giving YOU some of MY favorite things!!! With a little bit of help from a few online friends, I am giving away 3 of my favorite things.


The first thing I thought of is one of my all time favorite Etsy shops. I first found The Lote Tree while looking for some handmade laundry detergent. You may remember my review from long ago :) Over time I have tried a few different soaps from The Lote Tree, and I've loved them all. The next thing I'd like to try is the Alayna's Garden soap. Sounds lovely :) But, of course, I must have a favorite product, since this IS my favorite things giveaway! The ultimate product from The Lote Tree, in my very humble opinion, is the Face of Tahirih Serum. My skin has never felt as healthy as it is since using this serum on my face.

In honor of my 25th birthday, my friend Jessie from The Lote Tree would like to give away a sample of the Face of Tahirih Serum. I know you're going to love it. I started out with a sample, and ever since then I've been hooked!

The second item that I thought of is my amber necklace. I originally bought amber necklaces for Bria, and my two nieces. They looked so cute, and I figured that if they helped with their teething pain, then maybe they would help with my jaw pain. It was worth a shot, so I ordered myself a necklace from Inspired By Finn. Inspired By Finn came highly recommended, and I'm not disappointed :) I have definitely noticed a difference with my amber necklace. In fact, the first Sunday that I took it off (it didn't match my outfit at all) I could feel my wisdom teeth coming in. When I put the necklace back on in the evening, the pain faded away! So, I'm a firm believer that they work.

Kate, the WAHM behind Inspired By Finn, would like to offer one of my lucky readers an amber necklace! Woohoo! There are a few different colors and lengths to choose from, so go check it out!! You can have your choice of color and size up to 17 inches.

Last, but certainly not least, a special favorite for all the mommies out there. I knew I had to include something to do with babywearing in my giveaway, since it's been such an awesome thing for Bria and me. I have a brand new Hotsling size 3 in La Vie En Rose for one lucky reader! I have tried it on, so it's been out of the package, but it has never been 'used'. I'm so excited to give the joy of babywearing to another mom! Yay!

So, here's the lowdown on how to enter the contest! I will be picking 3 random winners from the comments on this post. The contest will close on my birthday, November 13th, at 9pm CST. I will contact the winners by email or on your blog, so make sure I have a way to contact you! First come, first pick once I've contacted you.

If you would like one entry into my birthday bash giveaway, please leave a comment letting me know which item would be your first choice if you won.

If you would like a second entry, add my pretty button (compliments of Drea) to your blog sidebar. Then come back and leave a second comment.

If you would like a third entry, write a post about my giveaway, linking back to this post. Make sure to leave a separate comment letting me know that you've blogged about it!

That's it! Have fun!

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

If I won, I would like to try the amber necklace. Thanks for the opportunity and happy birthday! thevissa@hotmail.com

Liane said...

I think I would enjoy the soap the most!
By the way, did you know that Hobbits give gifts away on their birthday instead of getting some :)

Cindi said...

I would love to win any of those! This is a neat idea!

Jay Boaz said...

Wow, 25...you're getting old!

(I turned 25 in October so I can get away with saying that :))

Can I ask how a necklace helps with jaw pain?

BundlebooMaMa said...

happy early birthday...thank you for the feedback on the amber necklace..you are the second person this week to recommend it for mouth pain. I hope to try it soon!

Carole Hiebert said...

Hey, you're just like Oprah! "Stacey's Favorite Things"!!! You are too kind! Happy early Birthday!

Stam House said...

Wow what a great idea and I Love all that your giving away!!! the sling is pretty cool!!!! and the necklace is something I would love to try on next baby!

Thanks for this giveaway!!!

Kalle said...

What a fun idea. I would love to try the amber necklace.

Kalle
growingcs@gmail.com

littlelamb said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'd love to try the sling for my new baby.

Heidi said...

Hey Stacey, your blog looks great. I'd love to be entered into your contest. I think I'd be most interested in the Hotsling to carry our newest family member.

Peter und Irene said...

Hi Stacey,
I would like to have the Sling!
My Birthday is in april, but I always wanted a Sling, so...
Happy Birthday or is it to early?
I like this Idea of giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I would definitely go for the amber necklace Stacey! They are so cute!... but any of those prizes would be awesome!

~Alison Wolfe~

Bruce and Heather said...

Hmm, I'm not sure. Either the teething necklace for the baby, or the hotsling...

Andrea said...

How fun! And only 25? YOu're so young! haha. :) I'm 27 already!! Anyways, I'd love to be entered...and my first choice would be the amber necklace - it sounds really cool!

Andrea said...

I've added your button to my blog!

Andrea said...

Annnd I blogged about it here: http://jonathanandandrea.blogspot.com/2008/11/sick-sick-sick.html

mommyknows said...

Have a happy birthday!

noreen said...

love the necklace. Happy birthday, Mine was almost 2 weeks ago now

amy said...

I would like to try the amber necklace, I've always loved it on Bria, but never knew the story behind it.
Hope you have a great birthday!!

Susanna said...

Well, my first choice would be the Hotsling!

Laura said...

happy almost birthday Stacey! I would love to enter your draw to win...and if I could pick I would choose the sling! :) great idea!

elaine said...

I would love to try the Amber Necklace for pain in my shoulders.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Andrea said...

Wow, I would love the necklace or the sling. It's so lovely! I'm going to pick the hotsling. THanks girl and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Andrea said...

I have your blog button on my sidebar.

Kalle said...

I blogged about your contest the other night.

Jen said...

Happy Birthday ! What a fun idea. I would love the sling for my new baby we're 2 months away.
echo_027@hotmail.com

Mrs. S said...

Oh my gosh, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. How generous is this!! Sweet

Well, I would love that sling if that were my first choice.
You are only the 2nd person I've heard talking about those Amber necklaces being good for teething. That's awesome.

Mrs. S said...

Happy birthday, too.
I will add your button to my blog!

Mrs. S said...

I will also, hesitantly, add this to my contest corner. It's only fair that others get to play, right??

I hope this is ok. I figure if I post about it, then people will only see it once. If I put it on my sidebar, they'll see it as often as they come to my site.

Donna said...

Stacey I never did enter, been busy and kind forgot but nontheless...HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!!!!

Donna said...

I will add your button, not sure why I hadn't already...and I could use the lote tree or the Amber necklace, but no baby for the sling!

Again have a great day!

Linds and Manda said...

If I won, I would pick the sling. I have heard so much about them and never had one with Liam. The other two gifts are intriguing though...I obviously need to get out more. There is some cool stuff out there. If I blogged more I would be able to read them on your blog. :) I think your birthday giveaway is such a good idea. Way to be thinking about others on YOUR day. I hope you have a great birthday. It's so special that you share a birthday with your grandpa.