Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Third Annual "Fauxprah's Favorite Things Giveaway" hosted by Qwendykay.com

 It's here!  The Third Annual "Fauxprah's Favorite Things Giveaway!"
Oh my goodness!  It's Fauxprah's Favorite Things!
There are several things I equate with the Holiday Season, one is flipping through the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog and lusting after the lavish "His and Hers" gifts, such as owning your very own set of camels. Another one is that  for most of my adult life I watched Oprah's Favorite Things show.

My absolute favorite part of Oprah's Favorite Thing show was watching the ladies get whipped into a frenzy about everything they were getting.  Then I would call my friend who absolutely hated the show but watched anyway and we would go over the details.  I would tell her all the things I just HAD to have and she would tell me how many ladies fainted clutching their free loot. It was tradition and I loved it.

Now that Oprah is off the air, I am trying to position myself as the next media mogul, building my "Faux-prah" empire.  Which, lucky for you, includes my annual "Faux-prah's Favorite Things" giveaway.  I pick a handful of my favorite things and you get to win them! Hooray! You can see what was on last years list here, and details on how Faux-Prah got started plus the first years list.

My favorite things of 2013:  
 Chalkboard Labels - I put these everywhere and love them!  I might be addicted to labels. (Is there a 12 step program for that?)  I put these on my Crockpot and now my family knows what sort of meal they have to look forward to or dread.  Also, these are handy to label dishes when I entertain.
Sharpie Ultra Fine Point - I don't know if this is because I had to label everything to send my son off to camp, but this pen has become my go to pen for everything.  I buy these in bulk and love the fine tip that gives me the precision I need to label everything that comes in and out of our house.


Starbucks Reusable Cups - My kids are little media moguls in the making and love to walk into school with their Starbucks cups and chat about who just signed a big movie deal.  Or maybe they are just hooked on having Hot Chocolate in the morning.  I love these Starbucks Reusable Cups because unlike other reusable tumblers, they stack neatly in my cabinet. If you win, you'll get two of these reusable cups to stack in your cabinet.

A Kindle! Here is a dirty little secret of mine: I'm terrible at using the library.  Terrible!  I am not good with remembering to return the books on time and with two different library systems in our area, I've returned the books to the wrong library.  We have spent a fortune on buying books and library fines.  Enter the Kindle!  This has been one of my very favorite things ever!  I have an iPad that I started using the Kindle App, but it was bulky to take everywhere with me, yet my phone was too small to read on.  The Kindle is the perfect size and since I'm a huge fan of Amazon Prime, with a Kindle, you can download thousands of books for free from the Kindle Lending Library.  There are no late fees with the Lending Library!  Also, many of the Kindle Books are cheaper than the paperback versions.  Two of my favorite books this year were Half Broke Horses and The Glass Castle.  (Both by Jeanette Wells) 

To enter the contest:  All you have to do is leave a comment in this post.  You can tell me your favorite thing, something you are addicted to, or just say, "I love 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.  Also, if you don't have a Blogger account, leave your email address!

The contest runs until Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 at 11:59pm. The winner will receive all four of the items listed above.   Winner will be picked via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. The winner will be announced Monday, December 23rd, 2013.

*Disclaimer: I received zero compensation for this post or any of the items in the giveaway.  All opinions are my own, and this giveaway is not affiliated with any of the companies listed above or Oprah herself.

58 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love to win and my current favorite thing is peppermint marshmallows for hot chocolate oh and duck dynasty...cant watch it enough!

Laurie J. said...

I've been eyeing those Starbucks cups and wondering if they work well. I think I need them!

Taleia said...

I lovelovelove those Starbucks cups, too! I think I have like five at last count (and I live alone!).

Becky said...

Oooh they stack? Sold. And I have a chalkboard label habit too. Sadly, I'm out right now.

Laura said...

More than winning, I love YOU, Qwendy!

Laura said...

I posted it on Facebook!

Martha said...

I am addicted to boxes. I love different sizes...thinking that they will be good for mailing and wrapping gifts. Not as cool as the things on your list! :)

Emmie said...

I hope the person who wins these items you are giving away, will appreciate your generosity and pass it forward. Merry Christmas to one and all.

Michelle K. said...

I can't remember my life before Tony Cachere's original Creole Seasoning.

Catherine said...

My new favorite thing is a weekly Yoga class at Exceleration Studios in Burbank.

Amy said...

I love winning!!!! And I have an obsession with both sharpies and labeling things. And reading. And hot chocolate. So this would be a good win for me.

Karlea said...

AHHHHHHH...(fanning myself and fainting in my office) at the thought of this wonderful loot! I love winning!!! (Not that I've had experience with it). I mean I didn't win the Mega Lotto yesterday...hello! I think I'm addicted to plastic box containers. I store EVERYTHING in them, toys, shoes, art supplies. I might need an intervention. LOVE THEM!!! I so want to do this next year too. Maybe we can join forces?? xoxoxo

Amy said...

Also I shared on Facebook!

adorkbl said...

A chalkboard label! Awesome. Didn't know they existed. :) I am a label-a-holic too. Haha.

My favorite thing right now are clickable Sharpies! :-) No losing the cap! Quick access. Love love.

Michele Meyer said...

You Rock! I love to win and especially at Christmas time!

Michele Meyer said...

I shared it on FB- I love winning!!!!

Tater said...

I would love another kindle! My boys have taken over the one I have!
Merry Christmas!

Carol Shutt said...

Love the chalkboard labels - I need to look into those!

Carol Shutt said...

I shared on facebook too!

Emily Rasmussen said...

Hum.....i love that when i come to town my kids tell me they wish we could come to grandmas ward everyweek because you make them feel like a million bucks.....and i am addicted to anything with cream and or butter....alfrado sauce, banana cream pie, caramels, buttered toast, ice cream,.....ice cream with hot butterscotch sauce. Yum!

Emily Rasmussen said...

Hum.....i love that when i come to town my kids tell me they wish we could come to grandmas ward everyweek because you make them feel like a million bucks.....and i am addicted to anything with cream and or butter....alfrado sauce, banana cream pie, caramels, buttered toast, ice cream,.....ice cream with hot butterscotch sauce. Yum!

Hillary said...

I love winning. Winning, I tell you! :)

Jessica Cribbs said...

Who doesn't love winning!I actually really, really also love those Starbucks cups. Use one all the time :) Oh..and I will be sharing this!

Jessica Cribbs said...

Who doesn't love winning!I actually really, really also love those Starbucks cups. Use one all the time :) Oh..and I will be sharing this!

Caitlin said...

I love winning, and I love you Wendy!

Stephanie said...

This is so awesome!! Crossing my fingers!!

Stephanie said...

I posted on FB also!!

Lisa said...

Dear Cousin Wendy,
I love to read your blog, and stalk you on FB. There, now I confessed that I'm a stalker. I love how I can stalk you from CO, where I am stuck between trips to CA. Miss you tons!
Lisa
(IF I win, I can re-gift the Kindle to Jim, right?)

Raena Johnson said...

I love willing Wendy (and I also want you to come visit/help me plan my kitchen renovation that has to happen in next couple months before another baby is born). LITERALLY!

Shelley said...

I love it all...and I love to win. =0) I would give the cups to my sis and keep the kindle for my 8year old who is currently obsessed with reading in her bed at night for hours. =0)

Cimblog (tm) said...

Tell me your favorite thing: my iPhone
Something you are addicted to: Reality TV
I love winning

I shared on FB. Verifiable!

Candice said...

Super cute idea. love it Wendy!

Cathy @ Chief Family Officer said...

I love the "Fauxprah" theme ... hilarious! My favorite thing right now is the Irish Tenors version of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." Also, I love winning :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!!!

RJ Roberts said...

I love winning and I love your blog, you always make me laugh!

RJ Roberts said...

It's really stephanie roberts, not rj....I signed in using the id I used for RJ's missionary blog :)

Emily said...

My favorite thing right now is hearing my almost four year old sing, "Must Be Santa Claus". And I've never tried any of the things that are your favorites!

Traylor Family said...

I love those sharpies too. I keep one in my car, my diaper bag, my kitchen drawer...I can' live without them.

Traylor Family said...

Okay I posted to FB.

Jennifer Blanton said...

My favorite thing is zebra pens! I buy them by the dozen so that I never have to use the horrible pens that my office supplies.

Jennifer Blanton said...

My favorite thing is zebra pens! I buy them by the dozen so that I never have to use the horrible pens that my office supplies.

wendyincali said...

My favorite go to is essential oils. I used to be skeptical until I actually tried them. I've healed so many sicknesses in my family! There's literally on oil for EVERYTHING!!!

DeniseH said...

Most favorite -defiantly the Kindle. Right now I am using the Kindle app on my phone to read my little girl to sleep because we run out of books and this way I can read in the dark with just the nightlight on. After we've read her 2 or 3 chapters I can switch to an adult book to read til she falls asleep. I would love to have a big screen to read it on!!

Tami Hampton said...

I love the Kindle fire! We have given one to all our parents the past couple of years. They love them! You are so sweet to do this every year!

Tami Hampton said...

I love the Kindle fire! We have given one to all our parents the past couple of years. They love them! You are so sweet to do this every year!

Hilary said...

Lets see if it remembers my comment this time... I always love this!!

Cindy said...

I'm addicted to Diet Coke with sugar free coconut syrup. Don't tell anyone, though, because outside of the Interwebs, I'm in total addiction denial.

Cindy said...

...and, Facebooked.

Sarah Malufau said...

Favorites of mine include tropical scented candles, body wash, lotion, shampoo, etc. It sends me back to Hawaii where we used to live because we now live in the snowy mountains far from the beach.

Sarah Malufau said...

I shared your blog post on my facebook too.

Gisela Grigorian said...

wow!! this is soooo cool :)
Thanks Wendy for spreading the joy and sharing your talents.
I'm sure i'd love the kindle if i had one.
All the items could become my favorite :)
xoxo
Gisela

Gisela Grigorian said...

shared on facebook too ;D

Connie said...

My favorite thing is watching my granddaughter "ooo and aah" at the tree.

Mande said...

This is such a fun idea! I love winning and you inspire me to more creative and pay more attention to the products I use. My favorite thing of 2013...ice cube trays...now fancy that!

Tami Hampton said...

I shared on Facebook

Jenny said...

I love mrs Meyer pine cleaner for Christmas!

Jessica Sunderland said...

Two of my favorite things are Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter and Trader Joe's chocolate cheddar cheese... And of course reading your posts!

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Markay said...

I love winning and I love Scotchmellow chocolates from See's candy!!!