Monday, November 07, 2011

Faux -Prah's Favorite Things Giveaway

Every November I have a ritual to help set the tone for the holiday season. I sit and watch Oprah's Favorite Things show where I scream, shriek, and cry right along with the audience.  Then after the show is over,  I call one of my best friends and we dish and swoon over the best items on the show.  She can't stand the show, hates it, loathes it, but can't stay away from watching it.

Moi: O.M.G.  Did you see that fridge? I hadn't ever thought to have a fridge with a computer on it!
BFF:  I know... I swear I saw someone faint when she unveiled it.
Moi:  Garrett's Popcorn... I've never tried it, have you?  How have we lived and not eaten Garrett's Popcorn?
BFF:  Ugh, $8,000 for a tub of caramel corn... I swear I saw someone faint when they got their big old tin. Of course, their greedy paws were still clutching their popcorn as the collapsed right there on National Television.
Moi:  I'm not sure I can fathom buying $90 soaps, in the shape of a swan, but Oprah swears they keep her skin glowing.
BFF: I KNOW!  Some lady fainted after she took a whiff of the swan soap. I swear Oprah drugs the audience.
Moi:  I can't stand it, I need some Oprah Uggs and those fat cupcakes. 
BFF:  DON'T BUY THEM, You will come down with the fainting disease that the audience has.

Now that Oprah is off the air... what am I going to do to get into the holiday spirit?  I'll tell you what I'm going to do, it's time for me take over and build my own empire!  I've secretly always wanted to be Oprah and giveaway my favorite things.  Thanks to the World Wide Interwebs I can now be Faux-Prah.

Introducing the Bon Jour, Qwendykay And Quite Contrary Mary Faux-Prah's Favorite Things!  
(Please tell me you imagined that in your best Oprah voice)

All this month you can win our favorite things.  In case you don't know, Mary is my very favorite Faux Sister and we share the same brain.  We met years ago and found that we shared way too many freaky common interests, including a passion for the color blue, shoes, and an unnatural love of blogging. Here is the freakiest part, both our mothers have the same obscure name and the same quirky traits, which can only mean... we share the same mother, hence we are sisters. You follow?

Introducing three of my Favorite THINGS!

Mr. 7 Hands  
I swear, this is one of those revolutionary tools that will reside in your kitchen drawer, and you will wonder how you lived without it.  Mr. Man and I fight over this tool, because he likes it  in the garage, and I like it in the house.  It has 7 different screwdriver heads and is the perfect tool for house projects or changing the batteries in the kids most obnoxious toy.  This is my favorite gift to give to people, and while they aren't that enthused on opening it, they always come to me a few weeks later and say, "Mr. 7 Hands is GENIUS, Genuis I tell you."

Nexcare Bandaids
Bandaids?  I know... but unfortunately, I don't have Oprah's fat wallet.  Seriously, these are the world's best bandaids. They stick like nothing else, stay on forever, and help things heal up.   Poor Mr. Boy has Eczema and itches his legs until they bleed.  They are waterproof and create a "seal" around the cut.  LOVE them.

$25 Amazon Gift Card
Oh how I love Amazon.com.  My Prime membership has given me the freedom to become a serious homebody.  I haven't visited Costco in months, since I order most of the non-perishables from Amazon, and who doesn't love the smiley faced boxes.  I order everything under the sun from there.  Last week I ordered two "paint your own mugs" for the soccer coaches, Ballet Tights for AK, and a foam wreath for an upcoming project without having to leave my house. With $25, you'll get free shipping on your purchase... maybe you can buy my some of my other favorites, which may or may not be featured on my other giveaway. 
Such as GoGoSqueez applesauce, which has helped immensely in the lunchtime battle of eating healthy.  Or maybe you can buy another Mr. 7 Hands for your loved one.  The possibilities are endless.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is leave a comment in the post below.  You can tell me your favorite things, tell me why you love me, or just say, "Winning!".  To receive an additional entry, you can share this giveaway on Facebook, just leave me a comment below that says you shared it on Facebook.

You have until Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11:59pm.  Winner will be picked via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond.  Winner will be announced Monday, November 14th, 2011.

*Disclaimer: I recieved zero compensation for this post and zero donations of the items featured on this giveaway, hence the small retail value of the items.*

69 comments:

Cimblog (tm) said...

#winning

I love you!

Favorite thing: my Apple Mac...

Laura "Redial" EllJayPea said...

I love Qwendy because she will never NEVER give me up for the next person on her friend's list.

Laura "Redial" EllJayPea said...

Shared on Facebook! Woot!

Kirsten H. said...

Yay! i want to win! I heart Amazon PRIME with an unhealthy passion...christmas shopping online, here I come!!

Shawnda said...

So far this year my favorite thing is the book series "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl who Played with Fire"....I'm putting "The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's nest" on my christmas list!

head said...

I love your sense of humor! Thanks for blogging!

Cindy said...

Oo! Oo! Me! I love you and Mary! I want you to be my neighbors so we can spray paint things, stalk people and sing Michael McLean songs.

Cindy said...

I've posted on FB and now you're going to get awesome blog traffic from my gazillion friends. Really. A gazillion, I tell ya.

Brooke said...

Haha. You are funny. I need to try all these new things (I'm especially intrigued by the squeeze applesauce...hmmmmm). My current favorite thing is Revlon Colorstay lipcolor. That stuff is like PAINT. It's probably toxic but so worth it - my lipstick is still on after my shower and when I wake up in the morning - crazy!

Kimmie said...

Yea Faux-prah! My kiddos also love that appleause and the Mr 7 looks amazing!

Hillary said...

Ooh, with the Mr. 7 Hands I could finally refer to myself as Mrs. MacGyver. I can hear the theme now!

Hillary said...

Shared on FB!

Still winning!

Megan said...

I am "winning" because, after all, I AM the Most amazing and YOUR fav cousin-in-law! You are great too! (by the way my girls would love to go swimming at your house when we are in town). :)

Beth said...

What a great idea!!! Fantastic.

Anne said...

I imagined you saying "WHAAAAAA!!" just like Oprah does when she's introducing stuff--Winning!

auntskiddy said...

Well I went to Oprah and didn't win anything so maybe this is my chance to make up for it!!!! :)

Martha said...

You just made my day! :) Faux-Prah!

I have never met you, but I am pretty sure I have met Mr. Man (since he is my cousin :) )

I think I discovered your blog somehow on FB and love it!

Allise said...

Does the fact that Mr. Man posted this on FB mean that he could win which in turn means that you are actually winning your favorite things back? After all what's his is yours (or at least it works that way at my house). Free shipping, yah!

Seanna said...

I really wish I had thought of this. You are clearly a genius, Faux-Prah. At first I was scared because I thought Mr. Hands was dirty and that all your favorite things were dirty but then I saw the Band-Aids and it was a big relief.

Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

hahaha "Winning!"

Amy B. said...

Winning! But not like Charlie Sheen winning. Just like real winning. Because I'm cooler.

krcrafts said...

Winning! Great idea!!

Angie Y said...

I love your blog!! What an amazing journal your children will have to read!!!

carolinacutie said...

Winning would be great!

Pam said...

My new favorite thing is Roasted Seaweed Snacks from Trader Joes. They sound gross but are so absolutely delicious that I have to have them every day.

Now I am off to share you on FB!

crazymomof4 said...

i love that you're cool enough to do a favorite thing giveaway!!! WOO HOO - who doesn't love winning something that someone else LOVES??? those are most definitely my favorite!

Jacky said...

Following! Mary sent me. lol

Me said...

Does Mr. 7 hands fold laundry? If it did, it would be PERFECT!!!

Laura said...

Winning!

Robin said...

Winning!

I love your mad emergency preparedness knowledge, our pool chats (miss them), and, of course, your awesome POOL!

Robin said...

Shared on FB!

sharla said...

How exciting! I've never seen your blog before. Cool stuff.

Laurie J. said...

Love me some Amazon goodies!

Tracy said...

I just bought a Mr. 7. I think it may be the best tool ever. I love Amazon and I love that my 16 year old son loves amazon too. Every few weeks a strange package comes with some obscure find inside. Like a horn, mini samurai sword and a variety of books.

TLC said...

What a fun giveaway! I would love to give Mr. 7 hands to my husband for Christmas! Great idea!
My favorite thing is my iphone!!

angela1422 said...

Winning!

TheOneTrueSue said...

Um, YEAH - SIGN ME UP. WOOT!

Karlea said...

Bahaha...this is the best things I've seen. Made my day!! I loved that Oprah show too. This is great. One of my new favorites for the season is Trader Joes Candycane Green Tea (Decaf of course). It's amazing!!!

Karlea said...

I shared on FB and obviously I'm having some kind of problem posting on your blog!!!

Stephanie said...

Winning! Would love to!!

corinna said...

Oh, so sad that there is no more Oprah's favorite things, but this is a worthy substitute :)

Kathy said...

I would love to win!

Jessica said...

Winning!! So fun!

malibou said...

Winning!

I love the Mr 7. If I don't win this one, I am putting one in my Christmas stocking.

I love that squeezy applesauce. Some of those flavor combos are like dessert.

My favorite thing of late is the Geek pen I got for my son's Halloween costume - he was James Bond. Anyway, the Geek pen has a UV light, a laser pointer and a flashlight on it. The cat and I are having way too good a time with this gizmo.

Heather said...

This is totally a good idea! My favorite thing RIGHT NOW is my new pair of CAAAAUUUUTTTTEEEE rain boots. :)

Kim F. said...

WINNING!!!

My favorite thing might also be Amazon.com. I am Prime too, and buying music from them couldn't possibly be easier. Love!!

Kim F. said...

Also posted on Facebook. :)

Carol said...

MaryMary sent me here and I do everything she says. :)

Christine said...

{Screams} Faints dead away!

Thanks Faux-Prah!

Christine said...

Shared on Facebook!!

Tina said...

Winning! I need to try that applesauce. It looks fascinating, in a space food type of way.

Ali said...

Duh, winning! :) Love my Amazon Prime, too!

ConnieC said...

I'm visiting you from MaryMary's blog. I love Amazon Prime. It makes packages magically appear.

Anonymous said...

I love the faux-prah name (very clever you are!) and the eclectic mix of the items you chose. Made me ponder what I would include (were I to have a blog. Which I don't. Because I would spend WAY too much time on it. Instead of working or school work or house work or some other necessary work related activity). I'm pretty sure, regardless of anything else include, that a book would be on my list. Wonder which one I would choose...

Bless you!

Cori in WA

Jennifer said...

Winning ... for the win?!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Winning!!! A favorite thing of mine is this fondue place i LOVE called The Melting Pot

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Heather said...

Seriously, you are hilarious!OK, sign me up... I am now dreaming up all the things I can do with Mr. 7 Hands.

Amanda said...

Refound you through Maryx2's blog. Love your favorite things. My son would adore Mr. 7 hands. It may actually be a gift for him if I don't win....lol He loves taking things apart. Doesn't quite get them back together, though.

Camie Rae said...

Pah ha ha! #WINNING for shizzle! Yay!!

Shelley said...

I think I Mr. 7 might be my new favorite thing to have in my stocking on Christmas morning to help put together all the kids' toys.

Heidi Smith said...

those bandaids are about the best thing ever!! I have had them stick for DAYS when I've forgotten about one.

and Prime is what I imagine Heaven to be. everything you want at your fingertips!

Tami Hampton said...

I love your blog! And I love amazon!

Tami Hampton said...

I put it on my Facebook page!

Sarah said...

Winning!

Holy cow! There's a lot of comments. My chances are slim. You are awesome to do a give-away. And you're hilarious! I love it!

Sarah said...

I just posted it on facebook! Crossing my fingers!

Positively Patty said...

My new favorite thing is my kindle. :)

Liberty Brooks Hudson said...

Oh Gosh Shoes,specifically boots for which my calves are always too wide are mt favorite things as of now...sigh

sara :) said...

I love both you and Mary Mary. You two crack me up. And I also love free stuff.

sara :) said...

Shared on facebook as well. :)