My Favorite Things – A Fun Giveaway!

My Favorite Things -

It’s almost Christmas!  Only 11 more days! And the only thing I want to do right here in this space this week is love on you with something a little different than my words this week! You, my readers, have blessed my life so much this year. I went from a pretty inconsistent and well-hidden blog to quite a substantial group of loyal friends and readers. I am so thankful for that and thankful for the encouragement and love you have shared with me! As I love to say to the loved ones in my life …

I am so thankful God gave me you!

My two big love languages are words of affirmation and receiving gifts. (Not familiar with those terms, check out Gary Chapman’s work here)  So, because I have lots of opportunities to share my words with you, I wanted to take this opportunity to love you this time by giving gifts!

I’m so stinkin’ excited! So, I’ve got a “Favorite Things” list going and I’m putting them together into little gift packs and raffling them off to you! I hope you enjoy them! (I am not affiliated with any of these products. They are all simply some of my favorite things)

  1. Contigo Coffee Cup  Every Mother’s Day my son gets me a new Contigo coffee cup. You see, I carry them with me everywhere and seem to consistently leave them everywhere as well! They keep your drink warm All. Day. Long. Seriously, what Mom doesn’t take forever to drink that first cup of coffee? We are distracted a million times and it always gets cold. But not in a Contigo cup!

Contigo AutoSpout Astor2.  Folgers Caramel Drizzle Coffee  I know, it’s old school Folgers, but it is the best flavor ever! Trust me!

Folgers Caramel Drizzle3. Peppermint Sweet Drops  I discovered this in my local Sprouts Farmers Market Grocery Store. Peppermint flavoring made with Stevia. Life will never be the same. Stevia is natural and from everything I read, a much healthier option. Just the drops and the coffee and you won’t need Starbucks again! For real! Plus the peppermint is so fresh and gives you just the  little wake up you need in the morning!

Sweet Drops - Peppermint
A few drops and your coffee is Heavenly!


4. Vera Wang Pjs  In October, my son gave me these as a birthday present. They are so soft, but yet lightweight. So comfy … Ummm … yes, when it has been chilly out (even here in Arizona) I am guilty of wearing them to drop off my kiddos at school. The boys are saved of any embarrassing moments because I stay in the car, buy nolvadex uk online however at Selah’s school I have to park and walk her all the way to her door. I evaluate. Save face or stay comfy. Comfy has won out lately!

Vera Wang Pjs

5. Gold Canyon Candles  These candles last forever and smell delicious! We have a nearby factory . All I can say is it’s so much better than the downstream winds of a dairy farm! Lol!

Gold Canyon Cinnamon Vanilla

6. Fluffy socks I have been known to wear these in my cozy boots and even running shoes just ‘cuz I love fluffy socks that much!

Fluffy Socks

7. Paradise Bakery/Panera BBQ Chicken Salad ($20 gift card to Panera) – They took this salad from the menu for a few months a year ago. I grieved. Truly. Just imagine my relief when it came back! Remember, cooking skills and time are what I’m short on. Healthy and quick go-to’s are a necessity for me!

$20 Panera Gift Card

Here is how I am going to group these:

Gift #1 – Contigo Cup, Folgers Coffee, and Peppermint Sweet Drops

Gift #2 – Vera Wang Pjs

Gift #3 – Gold Canyon Candle and fluffy socks

Gift #4 –  Panera Gift Card

Just enter in the Rafflecopter below. There are options for multiple entries. The giveaways will run from today through December 22nd. I’ll then post the winners so make sure to stop back and see who won! I won’t be able to get the gifts to you before Christmas, but they can be a New Year’s present 🙂  That will be my last post for the year. I plan to take that last week off and start fresh in 2016. I have been praying about some new steps and directions to take this little corner of the blog world and am excited for new adventures!
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 Much love this Christmas Season, my friends!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! And a Merry Christmas to you, as well!

  1. I have to say that the folgers sounds great right now. I have been looking for something new to try.

  2. Throuthehaze says:

    I would most like the Panera gc

  3. What a generous giveaway, Lori! May you have a joy-filled Christmas!

  4. These are wonderful giveaways! Oh, it is indeed Christmas. 🙂
    Good luck to those who entered.

  5. Lori, I feel like we have so much in common! I started my blog as a hobby and it has been evolving, coffee, contigo cups (which I have lost), fuzzy socks, panera…
    This is a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much.

    p.s. Is this a restored 316 theme? Just looks like it. Your blog is beautiful and you are even more so.

    1. Hi Chellie,
      You are so sweet! One of the things I don’t like about blogging is that I meet people I’d love to sit across the table and have coffee with, but can’t! Argh! 🙂

      Its the Genesis Beautiful Pro theme 🙂
      Blessings and smiles,

  6. TallulahJane says:

    I am feeling the need for coffee at the moment.

  7. Delores McPherson says:

    May the Lord bless you and your ministry for your generosity. I am so thankful for the direction and wisdom of leaders like you.

    1. Delores, You are so kind! Much love, my friend!

  8. What a wonderful idea! I love so many of your favorite things too. I entered to win the Vera Wang PJ’s, they look so comfy & stylish. Have a very happy Christmas & new year! x

  9. I like many of the things on your list, Lori. Sounds like we are kindred spirits! Thanks for being so generous to all of us. You and your family have an amazing Christmas celebration and epic New Year!

    1. Thank you, Beth! I knew there was a special connection after my first stop at Messy Marriage! And an equally amazing Christmas and New Year to you, too, my friend!

  10. I would love the Vera Wang PJ’s, but they are all awesome gifts!

  11. Hi Lori, I was with my girlfriends last night and we do a ‘dirty santa’ gift exchange. If you’re not familiar, it’s where you can ‘steal’ each other’s gifts. Anyway, the contigo cups were an item that were ‘stolen’ more than once, so it appears that many people agree with your assessment!
    Thanks for the great gift list.

  12. Lori,
    What a fun giveaway. I love it because it is your favorite things you want to share the love to others. That is so sweet. I love Cups, I just got a new one from Starbucks and you can take it apart and write on it with a dry erase marker. Fun, but honestly it does not stay cold or warm all day. My 8 year old just ask for a cup like it and got a Contigo and it stayed cold all night to the next morning, a little jealous. Have a very Merry Christmas and Thank you for sharing at Sitting Among Friends. I noticed you were in purple in your pictures. It is a good color for you.

  13. I would like the card.

  14. I like gift number one the most. 🙂

  15. I am so excited to see who wins! You guys are so awesome! Much love to you all 🙂

  16. May your Christmas be filled with the Gift of Christ.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  17. Your giveaway list is fun! I did enter hope to win!
    I pray the Lord directs you as you delve into new adventures next Year.
    Thank you for being an amazing person to me. I am glad I met you this year. Continue to wax in Grace and Glory for Jesus!
    By the way, your photo is gorgeous.
    Hugs and have a fantastic holiday

  18. Where did you get the coffee mug? It sounds great! I love coffee. I remember getting up at 5 am in highschool to do a Joanie Greggins workout (shows how old I am) and hearing the jingle “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.” I love PJS too! What a great give away! I’m going to have to pick your brain about how to do one.

  19. These are great items, Lori. I love comfy pajamas, fluffy socks, candles and yummy coffee. Thank you for sharing about the giveaway with Thankful Thursdays.

  20. I’d love gift one or four… but really any of them!

  21. Socks and Pj’s…. I don’t think there is ever a better gift… unless you pair socks and pj’s with a cheesy romance novel! 🙂

  22. I have heard such great things about those Contigo cups!! Thanks for sharing on the Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

  23. What an amazing giveaway, Lori! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week! Merry Christmas 🙂

  24. Lori, I love that you were sharing things that are your favorites, and they look like they would be mine too. I love comfort and I feel like I’m receiving a hug when I’m warm and sipping on something delightful. It doesn’t take much to make me happy as I get older, a minute, a pair of slippers or jammies that keep me snug, well that’s the best feeling. And your give away is full of good feeling. Sharing your Christmas Spirit is such a lovely thing!

  25. Oh what a lovely giveaway I hope you had a lovely holiday hun. Thank you ever so much for linking up to SWM and the amazing linky/blog support last year. It means the world to me that people come back again and again to share their amazing blogs. I hope this year is no different. It’s great to get to know more blogs and I love reading each post every week and sharing them. You have such a lovely blog here. I wish you a huge happy new year!!!

    1. Hi Jenny! I am so thankful for you and your heart this past year! Your kind words and encouragement made a difference. Joining your link-up each week brought a smile to my face! I am so thankful you were blessed by my words each week 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful break and a blessed Christmas and New Year!
      Blessings and big smiles,