Friday, April 18, 2008

My Favorite Things. A GIVEAWAY

Oh my goodness, people, has it ever been hard for me to get this post up! I am sorry it has taken so long. I have been trying to get to it for days. And your response to my last melancholy post was so kind, I really wanted to get on here an post something upbeat, so you would all know I am over my melodramatics now. I swear.

As I mentioned, to celebrate my 200th (now 201st) post I decided to do a giveaway. I had two obstacles to this. Not knowing what to give and being in a financial situation commonly known as poor as dirt.

I recently noticed several bloggers doing posts on "their favorite things" and I loved them. Because who doesn't want to know someone's favorite "pink-y, nude-y, gloss-y lipstick", or whatever. And so my inspiration was born. I wanted to a giveaway of some of my favorite things. But then I was back to problem #2. None of my favorite things seemed to be free. Well you know besides things like "sunshine" and "grace" and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to mail those in a box.

SO for the last few weeks I have been on a mission. To obtain some of my favorite stuff for as close to free as possible so I could share it with one of you, my faithful friends and Internet stalkers. And I have to tell you, I have been overwhelmed by my own awesomeness in accomplishing this. I'm just sayin.

Here's what you're gettin:

Audrey Hepburn-
I have a long and unwavering love for Audrey Hepburn movies. Roman Holiday could possibly be my favorite movie ever. And so I am giving away this boxed set, containing not only Roman Holiday but a collection that also includes Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany's. I found this set for such a steal I had to do a happy dance. Seriously.

Dunkin Donuts Coffee -
It's no secret I love coffee and I have particularly had a thing for the Dunkin Donuts variety since highschool. And even through I am as inclined as the next person to drive through for a non-fat, half-calf Venti whatchamgig, I still think they make the best plain old Cupa Joe in town. And now I can buy it at my grocery store. AND EVEN BETTER, at my price club in 3lb bags! 3 pounds of Dunkin Donuts caffeinated goodness at a discount rate. My heart could hardly stand it! I'm just giving away 1lb though. Shipping costs and all.

Kate DiCamillo-

Kate DiCamillo is a new love of mine. Two of her books, The Tale of Despereaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane are acclaimed by Allison as "the best books ever!" Allie had been nagging me to read them for years and when I finally did I was blown away. The simple, sometimes dark but enchanting stories, carry in them strong life lessons and are, I think, destined to go down in history as remarkable children's literature. And I have to tell you, even as an adult, I still found them a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I am giving away a gently used (from my favorite used book store - I'm not giving you my copy) but still in great shape Newberry Medal winning The Tale of Despereaux.

Reeses Pieces -
And last but not least this old family favorite of ours. There is nothing I like better when watching a movie (say an Audrey Hepburn Marathon) than popcorn with Reeses Pieces in it. You really should try this combination. It's heavenly.


So that's it. Movies, a book, coffee & candy. If you want to be entered in this giveaway just leave a comment on this post. You do NOT have to have a blog to enter but if you don't, please make sure to include your contact information in the comment so I can reach you. So go ahead lurkers, this is your chance to make my day by letting me know you read, and maybe winning something in return.

I will draw a winner for this contest on Friday.

32 comments:

slouching mom said...

I'm not a lurker, but I'm up for the contest! Mmm...Reeses Pieces.

Happy 200th.

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh yummmm count me in =))

amanda said...

Cooooofffffeeeee!

Spice Girl said...

Joy, we are truly kindred spirits. But if I win, you can keep the coffee. :)

Epiphany Alone said...

Yes, please!

karen said...

All grand prizes - I'd like to win any of them! If spice girl wins, you can send me her coffee and I'll head some cocoa on up to her...

painted maypole said...

reese's! YUM!!! and audrey. fantastic. and new books, alwyas good. but coffee? not my thing. if you draw my name, save yourself some postage and keep the coffee. I will not feel slighted in the least, and will be glad to know someone is drinking it who loves it, rather than it sitting in my cupboard waiting for a coffee drinker to happen by...

Chrissy said...

Your favorite things are all lovely. Congrats on 201 posts. I'm pretty sure I've read every last one, and I have loved keeping up with you this way. You are doing a great job.

Beck said...

I love EVERYTHING! What a fun idea, Joy! (and I hope I win)

Wendy said...

Mmmm, books, movies, candy....Substitute the coffee for hot chocolate and those are all my favorites things, too. I'm with Beck - this is a fun giveaway.

Wendy said...

Oops, take away the "s" in the word favorite.

thirtysomething said...

Oh, how neat! And yummy! I'm game!
Happy 200th, my friend.

LMP said...

Mostly, because I'm typically reading blogs at work and don't want to take TOO much time, I lurk. But I wanted to let you know that this post idea you've stolen is so cool I'll probably steal it at some point...you should have listed the topic among your favorite things - it's free!

Lisa writes... said...

Whew...I for one am glad to know that readers really do want to know about pink-y, nude-y, gloss-y lipstick...

ANYWAY...I have just discovered the DD coffee and was thrilled to see the big bag at the discount store! And I've been wanting to read The Tale of Despereaux which my boys have loved, but I keep forgetting...ALL THAT to say, count me in!

Happy 201! Here's to many more!

Kimberly said...

i admit it, i'm a lurker! but you got me with coffee, chocolate/peanut buttery goodness and audrey hepburn (i haven't heard of the author, but i would love to read the book!) what a fabulous giveaway from a fabulous blog!

Sister K said...

what a fantastic idea!!! your posts always make me want to sit down, relax with all the kinds of things you mentioned! what great taste you have! how did we ever live without blogs? :)

Sarah said...

Fun favorite stuff. Looking forward to another 201 posts!

utahsweeney said...

I have four boys ages 7 years to 9 months - I'm drooling over the coffee!

Jody said...

Hey Joy! I am in between classes for my masters this week, so I thought I would do a little lurking. What luck for me that this was a big moment for you and hey, giveaway, which is even better than the BOGO bargains I can't resist. I do try to pop into yours and Chrissy's lives from time to time via blog. It is a super way to keep up with dear friends (although I am grateful we live close and get to visit since I am so lousy at checking blogs).

Congrats and hope to see you soon.

Michelle E. said...

Fun, fun, fun!

I love your blog, Joy!

Laura said...

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a favorite of mine! :)

Stacie said...

Count me in also. Love catching up with you via blog stalking! :-)

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the dragonfly said...

What a fun giveaway! :)

And I love your blog, of course. Congrats on over 200 posts!!

Robin M. said...

I guess I am a lurker (I don't know that I've commented before). I do check your blog daily, and am a bit disappointed when you don't post for a while :(

Anyway, thanks for the giveaway and here's to the next 200 posts!!

Robin
rlm2496[at]yahoo[dot]com

beckyray said...

I have loved Reese's Pieces ever since E.T. And I always love a good book or a good movie accompanied by a nice hot beverage. Perfect! Thanks for letting us stalk you 200 times!

Meegan said...

Great giveaways! I would love to win! Please enter me! Thanks!

Amy Wyatt said...

These are some great give aways... except I'm not a coffee drinker either. But movies, books and Reeces Pieces are three of my faves.

I may have to steal this idea for my 100th post which I am coming up on. I wanted to do something fun, but not just list 100 things about me. Maybe I will give away something too. Can I copy your idea? They say it is the most sincere form of flattery :-)

BTW... the pouting picture is too cute!

Christine said...

um, am i too late for the contest?!?!?! i love me some audrey, candy, coffee, books... ;-)

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

yay! count me in!

mom2zsam said...

You know I am a lurker. I love your blogs! Congrats on the new walker....now on to potty training!

Michelle
mom2zsam

algiz said...

Count me in! I've been lurking for a couple months, I love your blog!

Amy said...

i am amazed at how many of your favorite things are my favorite things! why don't we hang out more often? lily and clara would love it...