Sunday, February 8, 2009

Being Good to Yourself GiveAway! Enter Now!

This started out to be a "Feeling the Love" Giveaway, with Valentines Day in the air and all that. And then I started thinking. Not everyone has a sweetie. Or if they do, they are getting plenty of sweetie talk from the tv commercials right now. I swear every other commercial is for ProFlowers or "He went to Jared" And I'm kind of sick of it myself.

So this is a little different giveaway. It's showing ourselves the love.

Are you being good to yourself? Are you?

I hope so. You deserve it. You're worth it.

And when I say "being good to yourself" I mean taking your vitamins, eating right, getting some exercise occasionally, having lunch with friends, doing things you love.

It is so easy to put ourselves last. We are busy doing so much for other people. We think 'What's the point?' We might be kind of depressed as it is only February and spring seems so far away. The days are short and dark and cold. And maybe we've gained a few pounds over Christmas (so sue me!) and then one day I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and think "Who is that sad looking girl?"

I realized this week that my husband has not seen me out of pajamas for awhile. He probably thinks I never get dressed. He leaves for work before I'm showered and gets home after I've changed back into pjs. I'm not talking sexy loungewear either. I'm talking flannel pjs that I once wore when painting my kids' room that have seen better days. Not exactly the upbeat woman who is having a year of treating myself right.

I hear you asking yourself, "What does this have to do with anything and what are you giving away, Emily?" Well, ok, I'll tell you.

But first! The prizes!

Some goodies from Bath and Body Works-

Fresh Vanilla bubble bath and shower gel (2oz )

Aromatherapy Sensuality body wash Jasmine Vanilla (2oz)

“Stamina Boost” aromatherapy Peppermint and Lemon scent (.3oz)

I have a magnet with the "Open Heart" image from Lindy Longhurst
I love the vibrant colors and sweet expressions. If you haven't seen her artwork before, check her out.

A heart necktag that with a heart of the front and the word "Faith" on the back. This was donated by Rachel (Thanks, Rachel!)and is from Steel My Heart. They have a zillion different items that can be personalized with different characters- they even have a little baby angel character.

To Win! This is time to be good to yourself. Do something you have been putting off. Make a hair appointment. Go for a walk. Take a bath and lock the door. Then leave a comment below.

There will be 1 lucky winner chosen- Winner takes all! Check back next Sunday to see if you have won. I'll keep it open until next Saturday midnight EST.

Thanks! Good luck!


Ter said...

I love the smell of vanilla....

I did go for a walk today, but more for the pup than for myself, but I think it did me good too, maybe?

Anjeny said...

Oh oh, I did this! I did this

I had a haircut on Friday, went out to a great Restaurant with some fine ladies and had a long long overdue bath with the whole works on last night.

You have got to pick me...

Pick me! pick me!! LOL

Bates Family said...

I actually just called the lady who does my hair just before I read your blog...does that count? :)

TracyTracy said...

Emily- I know exactly what you mean about husbands and pyjamas. And the sad girl in the mirror (except I say "Old, sad"). So I am going RIGHT NOW and I am going to put on a pair of jeans. Even tho the kids are in bed and I am here alone doing laundry and watching tv. It is 1pm. I bet it will make me feel better.


Aaron'sMommy said...

I have kind of made this my year to be good to myself. After Aaron died I (who was already overweight) just have let myself gain out of control. It's been bad. 3 weeks ago I started a nutrition/exercise program at the gym. I have been going to the gym about 5 times a week and so far have lost 10 lbs! Yay! I have decided that for the next several months at least I come first in my life. I need to lose the weight and to do so I need to be a little selfish ie: leaving work at a reasonable time no matter what, take some time in the evening to go to the gym, keep groceries in the house, turn down invitations to go out to eat. I had a hard time with that at first, but realized this is what I have to do to Be good to me.

Anonymous said...

I was good to myself today. I actually went to a spa party at a local spa and salon with a bunch of moms. They had demonstrations on skin and hair care and how important it is to take care of ourselves not only internally but externally. We had light refreshments but yummy pastries and my favorite chocolate covered strawberries..met some nice people,good company in a relaxing environment. I felt some comfort and serenity.

RaeAnn said...

I am new to this site, but have been looking for a place to share myself and share in others' losses and grief work as I am nearing my "would-be" due date. Thank you for this site and for validating this loss!

Marci said...

I took time for myself and I went to a cooking show with a bunch of my girlfriends. It was so fun and I really enjoyed the time I took for myself.

Emily said...

I love to hear these! Keep it up!

Kritta22 said...

I am taking time and doing research on what kind of sewing machine I am going to get with our tax return. I even went and drooled on a few. By myself.

It was wonderful.

thanks for the givewaway. You are too sweet.

E and K Rausch said...

I have decided that I am going to loose some weight. thank you for posting about your family doing the biggest looser because I am going to be doing that with my friends!

Emily said...

The random number generator picked #5 so congrats AaronsMommy! Email me with your address.

And congrats to the rest of you- keep being good to yourself. You're worth it