Last November was my blog’s one year anniversary!! *shoots off fireworks*
However, due to NaNoWriMo and Christmas, I thought it would be better to hold off the merrymaking until January – and now, the time has come! Get ready, starting next Monday for a weak of epic partying and lots of (hopefully) fun posts – but first A HUMONGOUS GIVEAWAY.
Like a good hobbit, I have a gift for YOU for my birthday celebration.
Do you hear free stuff calling your name? YES, YOU DO. But not just any free stuff – a carefully handpicked box full of goodies to commemorated Allison’s Well’s first birthday. Twelve items – one for each month of an amazing blogging year.
Welcome to the “My Favorite Things Giveaway.
1. Stuffed Dragon
This little guy is so irresistible, I bought one for myself (#noshame) and in honor of the occasion – I named him Blog. He speaks with a slight lisp, practices roaring and flying daily, and loves to read.
And even if you don’t want this adorable little stuffed dragon – (“is sorry for you”)
They would make a lovely gift for a friend or little sibling!
2. Wizard of Oz Charm Bracelet.
I have a real weakness for charm bracelets and collect them pretty avidly – the fact that this is a Wizard of Oz charm bracelet makes it even better. The Wizard of Oz series are some of the most delightful children’s books I’ve ever read and I really admire Frank Baum’s approach to writing. So this bracelet is a perfect marriage of two favorite things.
Again, I loved it so much I bought one for myself! 😀
3. The Mask of Zorro Soundtrack.
I love soundtrack and THIS soundtrack. ‘fans self’ Oh my goodness, this soundtrack is one of my all time favorites. Zorro has always been and always will be one of my favorite heroes and even though I didn’t see this film – I love the images this soundtrack conjures up. It’s all I can do not to hunt up a black mask and rapier and go fight evil – or at least dance the flamenco / tango. Yeah – I do try.
This music always puts a huge grin on my face and stirs the blood.
This prize combines yet two more of my favorite things – soundtracks and Latin music!
4. Mini Umbrella.
There is just something so nice about umbrellas. I also love the practicality of being able to carry a mini umbrella in my purse. And you have to admit, life would be a lot less cheerful without polka dots. So voila! – a polka dot umbrella.
So do I really need to explain why you should be excited about this?
The winner will get their choice of milk, dark or white chocolate. ‘waits for cheering to die down’
6. $5 Starbucks Giftcard.
Again – do I need to explain why to get excited about this?
And if there’s an outside chance you don’t like coffee – *horrified gasp* – I’m sure someone you know will take it off your hands, right? 😀 Don’t forget – there’s all kinds of DELICIOUS non-coffee drinks at Starbucks (I can personally recommend them) as well as amazing baked goods.
I have been collecting china for some time. I love tea parties. Despite how busy I can be, I try to take the time to serve myself tea in a beautiful china cup – it’s worth the extra few minutes to wash it by hand – and washing china this beautiful is no punishment. it’s important to elevate the every day, drinking out of fine bone china makes me feel special, it reminds me to look for beauty in the ordinary things and to treasure the femininity that brightens a home. This vintage / antique tea cup is from my collection and is fine bone English china in excellent condition!
As a note: The little rabbit and the perfume are not for sale – they’re display only. Also, the flowers are a wee bit pinker than they appear in the photographs and there might be a few scratches on the teacup, as per typical an antique.
As most of you know, I am a fashionita – and there are few accessories I love them scarves – I’d sooner wear a pretty scarf then jewelry. I am also an unapologetic lover of pink. This creamy, fluttery scarf would be the perfect accent to an outfit. Goodness – I wish I had bought one for myself.
9. The Reluctant Godfather – Signed Paperback
Obviously, this is special to me because – it’s mine. I also adore fairy tale retellings! Obviously. 🙂
And as I continue to map out the rest of the Tales of Ambia I have discovered that this “simple little one-off that I enjoyed” has turned into a huge, interesting series that chiseled out a piece of my heart and now I am head-over-heals in love with Ambia.
I collect journals – there is something so beautiful and thoughtful about the gift of a journal and this particular little diary is absolutely darling. The perfect place for recording some thoughts! This journal also has a lovely floral print – combining yet two more of my favorite things.
Please note: Journal is approximately 6″ x 4 1/2″
THIS GIVEAWAY IS FOR RESIDENTS OF THE USA ONLY –
BUT WAIT – DON’T GO AWAY –
I have a special, giveaway JUST FOR INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTS.
1. The Reluctant Godfather – EBook
ANNNNNND – wait for it – A SURPRISE NEW COVER REVEAL FOLLOWS!
2. The Key To The Chains – EBook
Huge shout-out to Victoria Lynn Designs for this beautiful new edition!! “squeals”
SO – are you ready to enter My Favorite Things Giveaway? Just add your entries here and give it your best shot!
I can’t wait to ship this beautiful box to someone!
GIVEAWAY FOR US FOLLOWERS –
GIVEAWAY FOR INTERNATIONAL FOLLOWERS
So speak to me, Citizens! What is your favorite item in this goody box?