Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How Scent-sational!

I cannot believe it, but this is my 200th post! (202 actually-I just caught it!)

I started this blog to chronicle my pregnancy and subsequent baby having-and that was in July.

You may remember some of my more "poignant" posts if you are a longtime follower, or lurker who goes back through the archives. :D

Allow me to highlight some hits.
Remember my OCD tendencies before Emma was born?? Yeah, it's pretty safe to say that doesn't happen round these parts anymore.

Or how about my push present story? That was for my friend Johnny. He still laughs about it nearly every time I see him.

Then there was the time I introduced you all to Emma. That was then and this is now! Wow! What a difference eight months makes!

Who can forget the day Emma was arrested? Or met Laura Ingalls Wilder?

I started my weight loss journey here and have lost 32 pounds so far-thanks in large part to the community of women who share and comment on their own journeys! Thanks, ladies!

I have discussed vaccinations, my Zumba experience, and my Lenten journey.
Let's not forget the day I discovered how many points/calories/fat grams were in a Chili's chicken ranch sandwich. Blech!

I really appreciate all of your comments, insights, and friendships. I have grown to love so many bloggers and have relationships with many of you-I also love how we can be friends without even meeting!

Thanks for sticking around!

To say thanks, I have a "scent-sational" giveaway!!!

Now, for the goods-we have:

2 Sensual candles from Bath and Body Works
1 is Sandalwood Fig, 1 is Black Currant Vanilla
They smell fantastic!

Not "scent-sational" but these two satiny make up bags are too cute!
A small train case and a smaller bag for your purse.

A delicious scent-white citrus-from Bath and Body Works signature collection.
From left to right we have:
an 8 oz body cream, an 8 oz anti bacterial soap, and a 3 oz shower gel.

Last but not least, an incredible scent from Gucci!

From the Sephora website,
"Gucci Flora is a subtle, sophisticated, floral fragrance inspired by princesses from the past, present, and future. The Flora Donna is a young, classic, and refined woman with the 'Gucci edge' of power and sensuality. The first Flora scarf was exclusively designed for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966 and soon became one of the most popular Gucci icons. This scent is an expression of the Flora legacy. Its seductive layers mirror the playful details and bright colors that channel the heart of a fashion empire. "
The package I have includes:
1.6 oz perfumed shower gel
0.16 oz perfume
1.6 oz perfumed body lotion

The loot!

So, want to know how you can win this "scent-sational" prize??

One entry-leave a comment telling me which one of these items is your favorite
Two entries-become a follower (or already be one)-let me know in your comment
Three entries-blog about this giveaway and link in the comments

The giveaway will end on Friday, April 30th at 11:59 pm. The winner will be selected via and announced on Saturday morning (May 1st!)

Good Luck! And, thanks for sticking around!


  1. Hello! GREAT giveaway! I have just blogged about it! I think the candles may be my fave, since I dont know what the perfume smells like!

  2. and also I am a follower

    and I have commented!

    I i think that gives me entries 1-3!

  3. Flora is my favorite! It looks incredible!


  4. I'm what you would consider a 'lurker' and enjoy your blog! I would have to say my favorite of the three, while they are all fabulous, would be the candles or gift set - you can never go wrong with Bath & Body Works! :) Thanks for having such a fun blog to read!

  5. I'm already a follower via google reader ;)

  6. I"m a follower via google reader...

  7. Wow! What a loot! My fav? Probably the candles.

  8. I am also a follower & I love you!

  9. Fun giveaway!
    I'm already a follower and love the Bath & Body works candles!

  10. Newbie to the blog ;o) Directed here by a buddy's link, Becoming a follower AND commented :)
    2 entries

  11. Oh shoot! I forgots to say which was my favorite, silly billy. I am thinking the candles, since I love ALL candles..however that Gucci perfume has sparked my interest, wish I could smell

  12. DANG GIRL! Awesome giveaway!! Of course, I am a follower! I read the push present and was dying laughing!! That would so happen to me! My fav is the candles! I been needing some for my new house!

  13. Wow! What an awesome give-away! I love the scent of sandalwood, it's been a fave ever since my days as a teenage hippie chick. =) And the make up bags are adorable, I've actually been on the look out for some cute bags to start organizing my make up and polishes. Oh, gosh the Gucci Flora sounds like it smells wonderful! Really, I think I love it all! =)

    Thanks for doing such an awesome give-away!

  14. I'm now a new follower of your blog. Can't wait to go back through your archives and get caught up!

  15. I just blogged about finding an awesome new blog to read (yours!), why I think you're my kind of girl, and about your awesome scent-sational giveaway!

    You can check it out here:

  16. I now follow your blog and my fav item is probably the candles. but the make-up bag is super cute as well...

  17. Girlfriend - you're going to have some lurkers come out of hiding! So exciting!

    And holy presh giveaway! I think my favorite are the candles because I am a freak for candles!

    I, obvi, follow your blog, have commented, and blogged about it!

  18. Whats up?? J was pumped about his reference in the blog. I am in need of some candles, my house smells like and child variety. We were in the care of 2 extra children this weekend and omg can these children leak some smells. Gotta get together soon....i have found some new wine that we will need to ingests in large quantities! BAM, there is one entry.

  19. Such a great giveaway nits hard to pick a favorite! I'd have to go with the Flora as I'm always on the hunt for new perfume!

    I'm a follower!

  20. Congrats on your 200th (and 202nd) post! :) I started my blog for the same reason you did and I really enjoy it so much. My favorite is the new Gucci Flora scent...b/c I'm looking for a new, fresh, summer scent myself! :)

  21. Oh and I'm already a follower! :)

  22. Fun giveaway! I love the Gucci Flora!

  23. I am now "officially" a follower! I found your blog through Laura and always enjoy reading it! Oh and I love the black currant vanilla candle from Bath & Body!

  24. Pick me! Pick me! I'm a follower and a commenter. This is a really GREAT giveaway by the way!!

  25. my favorite is those really cute makeup bags :)
    I am a follower :)

  26. I found your blog through another one! Congrats on 200 posts! I'm a new follower

  27. What a great giveaway. i think my favorite is the candles!

  28. Mmmm, I love this giveaway!! Thank you! I am in LOVE with White Citrus. Every time I was my hands I smell them for like 20 minutes afterwards.


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