Wednesday, January 19, 2011

celebrating all things girly GIVEAWAY!

If any of you know me, you know that I'm NOT a patient person, I can't keep secrets about presents and I can't keep the giveaway a secret either, so without further ado-

Druuuummmm rolllll please.....

[Some of]Amanda's Favorite Things - 
celebrating all things girly


I wanted to put something small together of some of my favorite items that I can't live without on a daily basis - I put a list together and came up with this!

1. Chocolate - because, um, hello?! I probably eat WAY more than I should,
but being a girl means it's ok to splurge every once in a while
2. Glamour Magazine - for those of us who don't always feel as glam as Kim K.
being a girl means you find your own way to be glamours :)
3. Dove and Degree body mists - ask anyone, I have at least 3 different scents on me at one time, 
because being a girl means smelling 'pretty' some times
4. Popcorn - the buttery kind, I know but again it's ok to splurge sometimes
being a girl means you might want to even share it!
5. The Notebook - is there even an explanation needed?!
because being a girl means you've probably cried at least once seeing this movie
6. Pink nail polish - I don't paint my nails as often as I'd like, but this is my favorite kind that doesn't chip off easily
because being a girl means sometimes you give yourself home mani's
7. Mascara - I NEVER leave home without it, because I love it, but also because I have albino eyelashes if I don't wear it, I hope you like it
because being a girl means getting dolled up sometimes
8. Burt's Bees chapstick - because c'mon, let's face it, it's winter and chapped lips aren't so hot and
because being a girl you think of the little things like that

There are three ways you can enter to win this basket-o-goodies

1) Leave me a comment (on this post) letting me know ways that you pamper yourself!
2) Follow The Forever Endeavor (and make sure to leave me a separate comment letting me know you did/do!)
3) Post about this giveaway on your blog or Facebook and leave me a separate comment letting me know you did so-and make sure to include the link.

& an extra entry:
4) Cook and post a picture of one of the recipes I've made/mentioned on my blog - make sure to leave the picture/story how it turned out in a separate comment as well!

(For my first giveaway, you do have to be in the United States to win, but don't worry, there will be more that will be open to my international friends as well!)

I will announce the winner after using a random generator on Tuesday February 1st, so you have until Monday 1/31 11:59pm CST to enter to win! 

Be sure to check back on February 1st to see if you won!
I'm super excited about this and I hope you will be as well :)
(Winner will have 3 days to send me their info and if I don't get a response, a new winner will be selected using the same process.)


  1. One way I pamper myself: I wear "Sex in the City's Passion" parfume everyday. Even if I'm in sweats and not leaving the house! :)

  2. If its a low cost weekend pamper I do an egg facial, cucumber eye mush and cherry (real) /vasaline rub on my lips.. Watching tons of Chick flicks and drinking wine coolers!

  3. First off... AMAZING GIVEAWAY! I'm so giddy at all the lovely things... ;)

    I get my nails and a toe polish change done at a salon 2x a month & drink starbucks coffee and buy more books than I can read. That's how I pamper myself. ;)

  4. I made the jalapeno's & bacon recipe. It was to die for & sadly I have no picture because I ate them all too fast... LOL

  5. Oh boo, I wish I lived in the US!! Great giveaway though - your winner will be one lucky gal!

  6. I want to win this!
    The Notebook is one of my favorite guilty pleasures...pleaseeeeee pick me! :) hehe

  7. I buy books that have nothing to do with parenting or children and read at night after Mack goes to bed. I indulge in a coffee here in there at a local shop.

  8. I pamper myself by sitting at home and doing nothing! It's the most relaxing thing I can do :)

  9. I pamper myself by getting a mani/ pedi! So awesome!

  10. I pamper myself by putting on make up during nap times... because even if I'm covered in spit up and drool and baby food I can still have a pretty face. ;) I also over indulge in showers whenever I get the chance to... I can't hear anything outside the bathroom, I know husband has got the baby, and the steam soothes my aches and pains! Great giveaway, girl!

  11. love, love this! i make myself feel feminine through bubble baths, snuggling with my studly husband, and actually, being maternal to my little puppy. taking care of him makes me feel very womanly:)

  12. plus, i already follow your adorable blog!

  13. LOVING THIS!!! I LOVE to pamper myself in the warmmmm tub!

  14. I just came across your blog recently and LOVE it :) I'm now a follower!

  15. Oh...and my favorite way to pamper myself is taking a hot jacuzzi bath with candles and soft music!

  16. I paint my nails. It makes me feel more feminine and pretty. And now it's more of a special treat and can only be done if Garrett is home or Sidney is asleep for the night because taking care of a baby with wet nails just doesn't work!

  17. I get a mani & pedi 2-3 times a month

  18. I am a follower

  19. My favorite way to pamper myself is by taking a HOT bath and listening to music! I also pamper myself with mani's and pedi's but not as often as I would like! LOVE this giveaway YAY for girls!

  20. I LOVE your blog, but I just realized I wasn't following it, AWWW! I am now a follower, but have always been a faithful reader :)

  21. too cute i relax and have a girly day taking a long hot bath with rose petals

  22. and following! Love your cute layout

  23. I am a die-hard pamperer (that might be an oxymoron). Also, I'm a brand new follower!

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  25. i pamper myself just by going to bathroom and locking the door to smell perfumes and play with lotion being a mom only gives me a little bit of time to have me time

  26. This is an awesome giveaway :) I'm totally up for entering this!
    I love to pamper myself by ordering a pizza [pepperoni, cheese, green peppers & onions = nom nom!], have a hot bubble bath [loads of bubbles!] and put on loads of chick flicks while reading More magazine and Cosmo, munching on pizza and then before bed - have a nice hot chocolate! LUSH! :)
    I linked you're giveaway on my blog:

    Good luck everyone!xxxx

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  29. I would love to win this!! I pamper myself by going to get a mani and pedi! :)

  30. O and I pamper myself by sleeping in, reading a good book, and taking a bubble bath!