* * * THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - THANKS! * * *
In exactly four weeks (November 3), this blog will have been up and running for two years. I'm no mega-blogger, I don't have a Busy Nothings page on Facebook, I've even recently taken down the "Follow Here" link on the sidebar after a good reminder from Lexi in the comments. I've gotten no book deals (that seems to be the thing these days, doesn't it?), my one and only link-up attempt was a flop, and unless you want to hear about my latest Pinterest project or how I've failed this week and the Lord has worked on me, Busy Nothings probably won't shoot up to #1 on the Blogger chart.
But while I may never be the next big thing in the blogging world, I am so thankful for the way that it has connected me to sweet encourager's like Molly and Karen, to fellow book lovers like Jessica and Charlotte, and inspiring decorators like Emily. Even though my life (and style) is totally different, I look forward to laughing each day as I read what Melanie and Kendi have to say. Because of past participation in blog link-ups, I now count people like Tiffany, Sophie, and Emily among my blogging "friends" around the world. I love that I've reconnected with childhood pals like Erika, Rachel, Beth, Kaysi, and Kel - all because of our respective blogs. I could go on, but I think you get the idea!
Two years have come and gone (almost, anyway!), and I've been trying to decide what I want to do to celebrate. I knew I wanted to do a giveaway, but then I thought, "Why stop at one?", so because you're such a fun little group of people, I'm giving four of you the chance to win! For the next four weeks (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, and 11/3) one lucky winner per week will receive a "Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the Internet" token gift of appreciation. I've got three sets of gifts for sure and have my fingers crossed that #4 is going to be worthy of a two year blog-a-versary.
Ready? The first giveaway starts now!
You already know about my pumpkin fetish, which is why the very first giveaway includes two pumpkiny products from one of my favorite stores, Bath and Body Works. I have bottles of their Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin hand soap sitting at every sink in my house, but I just discovered the ever-so-yummy Creamy Pumpkin anti-bacterial hand soap and, let me tell you, it's another winner.
Can't make it to the pumpkin patch this year? Not to worry, with the Slatkin and Co "Pumpkin Patch" candle, they bring the pumpkin patch to you. I love this scent and have variations of this little version all over the house. Nothing says fall to me more than pulling out and lighting the first pumpkin scented candle of the year, and this is a great little addition to a bedside table or end table.
And finally, what to do when you have an urge for a caramel apple but the South Beach Diet says, "no-no"? Laugh in the face of the diet and pull out your Caramel Apple PocketBac hand gel from Bath and Body Works. I go through gobs of these little bottles at work, so I know that it's the perfect size to slip in a pocket, a purse, or a car cup holder. I actually had to stop using this flavor at work because the people at the Bath and Body Works lab did such a realistic job of making it smell like a real caramel apple, my co-workers were getting hungry when I would use some! You have been warned of the yummy goodness.
How to enter? Simple. Leave me a comment telling me about your:
1) Favorite fall scent OR
2) Favorite fall beverage OR
3) Favorite fall activity
That's it. No following necessary. No sharing on Facebook or Twitter (unless you want to - which I'm never going to object to). Just tell me what you love about fall and I'll select (randomly, of course) a winner from the comments. Make sure you check back next Thursday (10/13) to see if you won and what my next humble offering will be. And since I have friends all over the world, it's open to everyone!
Have fun - I can't wait to read your responses! See you next week!