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queen for a year

Wanted to share some exciting & potentially jealousy-inducing news (sorry!): I won a $1000 spa gift certificate last week!  Obviously, I'm over the moon.  Like every other woman on the planet, I love me a spa visit.  Massage, facial or manicure, it really doesn't matter - it's the experience of being pampered & waited on that's so... oh, what is it?  DIVINE.  I'd go as far as to say the experience is about as close as we American "commoners" ever get to feeling like royalty.

Now, I should mention that with the royal experience also comes a royally expensive price tag, which is why it's not something I treat myself to very often.  I can count the number of massages I've had in my life on both hands, and manicures, for the most part, went out the door with the arrival of Baby S.  So, when I saw a spa giveaway on Babybites, one of my favorite websites, naturally I signed up! 

You can read all about how the giveaway was created here, but this is the gist: Lemi Shine (an environmentally-friendly dish washing detergent that specializes in hard water stains) wanted to do something nice for moms.  The giveaway was their way of thanking us for our "word of mouth" promoting, which has made them one of the most popular cleaning products in America.  Sufficed to say, if the next apartment we live in actually has a dishwasher, I'll be stocking up.

Now, I didn't think for a moment that I would actually win the giveaway (moral of the story: you just never know!).  The question posed for comments was to name a New Years Resolution.  My answer?  Don't sweat the small stuff (still struggling with this one).  I'm thinking, though, that using my spa gift card this year may actually help achieve this resolution... hee hee

Babybites & Lemi Shine - thanks once again!


Dustin said...

Glad we could make your day and thank you so much for the post! We hope it will be a wonderful and relaxing experience!

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

Amazing!! You enjoy every minute of that gift certificate!! xx

Empty Nester said...

All that AND the Packers are going to the Super Bowl??? How can y'all stand yourselves? LOL

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you...enjoy it!cac

Sonja said...

That rocks!

Barbie // Fringe and Feathers said...

Hi Ellen! Thanks for the note. I'm right across the river in NJ so your blog hits home! Glad we connected. You're on my blog list!

Hope you're surviving this awful weather.

Stay warm.

Dustin Bryson said...

Hi, Dustin from Lemi Shine here, I just wanted to let you know about a new humanitarian project we launched called Project Ethiopia. We are challenging our blog friends to help us get the word out. If you would like to write a post about it here are the direct links to the information.

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