Spring Giveaway!

**4.13.17 update - winner is Rajee P**

TGIF!  I'm skipping my usual Friday Favorites post this week because I have had an unexpectedly short week because I will be traveling this weekend and only made these plans on Sunday afternoon.  So...a last minute vacation also means a shortened week to get everything done that I needed to accomplish.  My whirlwind of a life just got busier.  =)  I wanted to share this giveaway next week, but lucky you get to begin the raffle early!

First and foremost, to all of my current subscribers and loyal readers, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and faith me, for your patience as I have learned and am learning how to use this site and set up blog posts, and for the time you spend reading the words that come out of my head.  #getthemoutplease

Each and every post takes time and effort not only conceptually, but also in crafting the post itself - typing, adding links, creating images, editing images, and sharing about it on social media.  Not to mention the behind the scenes research and the marketing course I'm slowly working through.  I truly can see how some bloggers turn this into a full time job whether or not they're making money from it.

My blog serves no purpose if I am not continuing to help others so it is critical that I not only receive constructive criticism and feedback from you all, but also that you all help me share my blog site so that my "following" (reading audience) grows.

So today, I am offering my second giveaway to you all as a way to entice you to help me and also as a way to show appreciation for your support.  It means the world to me when I hear that you've shared my site or a specific blog post because without positive responses and support from you, I have little motivation or interest in continuing to spend my time doing this.

The Spring Giveaway

This giveaway contains: a cute red "keep it real" pouch, a set of blank note cards with sassy high heel designs, a striped "love" trinket tray, a set of striped and floral pencils, a silver rhinestone compact mirror, and my favorite Loreal Le Matte - Mad for Matte lipstick.  

The giveaway will run until midnight, April 12th.  I'll be in contact with the winner promptly on the morning of the 13th to get a mailing address so that I can try to mail the gifts that day.

Please follow the instructions on Rafflecopter, share this post with your friends, and good luck!  I already have ideas for a fun summer giveaway, so stay tuned for that in the coming months.

Last note: below are examples of the red lipstick included in the giveaway.  I'm sharing multiple pictures of it so you can see it in different lighting.  I wear it all.the.time. much like I also apparently wear black all.the.time.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!  I'll be sharing a Monday's Menu recipe for chicken piccata on Monday that's Whole 30, Paleo, and oh-so-delicious, so keep an eye out for it!