I had a fabulous and relaxing birthday weekend with my family. I got to go shopping (sans the kiddos) with my mom and sister Saturday morning, and I actually bought myself a few nice things for once. (Much love to the husband for staying with the kids while I enjoyed a few hours of girly shopping time!)
I spent the rest of the day relaxing, watching my Mountaineers play, and then the boys surprised me by bringing home dinner (Yay! A night off from cooking!) and a super yummy Reese Cup Blizzard ice cream cake. (Yep. That is it in all it's yummy glory above. )
I hope you all have already entered yourself in my Handmade~Homemade Birthday Celebration Giveaway #1. Lots of crafty, homemade awesomeness is up for grabs in that one- handmade earrings, vanilla spiced peach jam, an art print, a custom burlap banner, custom friendship bracelet, Starbucks gift card, and gorgeous handmade Chrysanthemum notecards. Plus starting today, an additional entry has been added to the Rafflecopter. Even if you have already entered, go check out the newest way to enter that giveaway! Only 2 more days left to enter that one! (Winner will be announced Wednesday morning for Giveaway #1!)
Now on with Giveaway #2 which is just as fabulous as #1!
So, what will the ONE big winner of Giveaway #2 get?
(Yes, ONE winner takes all, folks!)
Just look below! And check out what each of the lovely giveaway sponsors' favorite birthday gifts are. ;)
Chrissy from The Pink Woobie is giving our lucky winner a Hand Crocheted Purple Market Bag, perfect for those weekend mornings at the farmers market! :)
"...I've gotten a lot of great and thoughtful stuff over the years, but in high school one of my best guy friends bought me a tiara, and I wore it a lot until it fell apart. It was exactly what I needed to feel special, and I always wore it with regular clothes- jeans, t-shirt, and a tiara."
Suzy from That's 2 Darn Cute created a gorgeous one of a kind 7 inch multi quartz bracelet just for this giveaway.
"My birthday is December 23, so it is close to Christmas and I get birthday and Christmas gifts confused! But at my last job, I worked as a restaurant manager. Being the Christmas season, it was crazy busy. But my boss arranged a surprise for me and gave me a massage and a half day off of work. It was very needed, and I was really touched by the thought she put into it..."
Melissa from Treats With a Twist is going to make healthy, gluten-free granola customized to the winner's preference. :)
"My best birthday gift was when I was 11. My family let me choose our first dog. Kaity was a beautiful, sweet golden retriever, and I couldn't have asked for a better dog to have. We lost her just a week ago, and it has made me reflect on how lucky I was to have such an amazing birthday gift."
Brittany over at Confessions of a PinAholic wants to help our winner fuel their next spree of craftiness with a $5 Michael's Gift Card.
"The best birthday present I ever received my as 2010 Chevy Camaro for my 25th birthday!"
Emily who blogs over at then along came... the boys is going to send our winner 4 sets of handmade notecards (12 total).
"The best birthday present I ever received was a necklace and a bracelet set with my birthstone in it. It is absolutely beautiful!"
Pamela from Pamela's Heavenly Treats is going to give our lucky winner a $5 credit to her etsy store where she creates and sells her healthy cookie and cup cake mixes.
"The best birthday present that I received was a LOVE bracelet from my kiddies about 8 years ago. It was something they had picked out themselves for me."
Good luck to all! The winner will be announced Friday morning. :)
Don't forget that I am also offering 35% off all my remaining A Bushel and A Peck sized ad spots until Saturday, September 8th. Just visit my Sponsor Page, choose your ad spot, and use promo code YAYBIRTHDAY at check out. Plus, one of you lucky sponsors who buys an ad this week will be randomly chosen to receive 30 extra days of advertising with Frugal Foodie Mama for free!! :)