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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Night of Pampering Giveaway!


Welcome to a very special event! I am so excited to be partnering with my dear friend Christina Nicholas with Perfectly Posh to bring you a Pampering, Bookish, Autumn-ish, GIVEAWAY!!! 

If you don't know already, Autumn is my VERY favorite season. The colors, the crisp air, the symbolism and beauty of "letting go"....*sigh*....it all just makes me so happy. SO...I thought I would bring in a few of my friends (most of these should be familiar faces for you) to talk about our favorite Autumn-ish things! And at the very end of the post you will find the Giveaway form! 

First, our guests! With us today we have:
Carrie from Reading is my SuperPower
Beth Erin from Faithfully Bookish
Annie from Just Commonly
Christina with Perfectly Posh
Sydney from Singing Librarian
and yours truly!


What is your favorite way to spend a crisp fall day?
Carrie: Reading. I'm sure you are shocked. BUT since it's a crisp fall day, I may (gasp) actually read OUTSIDE!
Beth: Books and apple cider
Annie: Nice stroll to see the foliage 
Christina: I love snuggling up with my family for a movie night or going to an apple orchard!
Sydney: Curled up with a good book, a blanket, and a cup of hot cocoa. 
Rachel: I love curling up in my reading nook with a cup of something warm, and a beloved book (in print if I have a choice). And don't forget music playing in the background. Celtic, folk, or 40s/50s era.

What is your favorite fall beverage?
Carrie: My fave fall drink is the Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks. Like drinking an apple pie!
Beth: Oops, apple cider!
Annie: Tea..any kind.
Christina: Hot Cocoa or Black tea!
Sydney: White chocolate peppermint hot chocolate 
Rachel: Coffee, Rooibus Tea, Hot Cocoa, or Hot Apple Cider...depending on my mood

What do you do for YOU? How do you relax, pamper?
Carrie: Hmmm that's a tougher question. I don't know that I pamper myself very much 
Beth: Hide and read books and drink apple cider.
Annie: Read or sew
Christina: I love how relaxing and calming a bath can be. Add a bath bomb or bath salts and it's even better!
Sydney: I enjoy watching historical films, such as Downton Abbey, Victoria, Poldark, etc.
Rachel: BATHS!!!!! Oh man....A candle, a book, water (because I like my baths on the warm side), and bath salts and/or bubbles!

Can you give us a book recommendation to curl up with this season?
Carrie: Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham - it's hilarious, romantic, and will get you in the mood for fall... and dashing British actors.
Beth: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton because it's full of beautiful themes like adoption, hope, faith, and forgiveness (plus you said fall and it has one of the most gorgeous autumn covers I have ever seen)
Annie: Now how could you ask this?! I have so many! (Check out Annie's blog Just Commonly for her recommendations.)
Christina: Karen Kingsbury's series, Lost Love, with Even Now and Ever After! Just two books, but Ever After is INCREDIBLE!!!
Sydney: The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill This is a a thrilling historical, mystery, romance novel that will absolutely captivate readers! It is a story that comes to life and keeps you guessing and wanting more!
Rachel: I am going to say Shine Like the Dawn. It is a beautiful story set in England's Edwardian Era (think Downton Abbey) and is full of beautiful fashion, a sweet romance, a mystery that must be solved, and above all, faith.



Thank you ladies for joining me today! It was so much fun chatting with you about all things FALL!!!

GIVEAWAY!!!

We are SO excited to give you the chance to win this pampering bookish prize pack! Please enter via the Rafflecopter form below! "May the odds be ever in your favor."


Prize includes:

  • Hope Devotional - New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs (NLT) - Hardcover
  • Shine Like the Dawn by Carrie Turansky - Paperback
  • Perfectly Posh Bath Salts - Sleepy Sleep (1.75 oz)
  • Perfectly Posh Body Butter - Moon Over Sedona (10 oz)
  • Perfectly Posh Chunk Big Bath Bar - Bless Your Heart (7 oz)
  • Bookworm Mama will include some relaxing tea and bookmarks as well...The graphic was getting a little crowded haha!

Open to Continental U.S. only. Giveaway will be open 10/4 12:00am - 10/11 12:00am (All times are PDT) Please see policies and disclosures for complete rules. 

Prizes provided by Christina Nicholas and Rachel Dixon. This giveaway is not sponsored by any other individual or organization.

56 comments:

Carrie Turansky said...

Hi Rachel, what a fun post! I loved reading all the great ideas about pampering yourself and enjoying this beautiful season! Thanks for including Shine Like the Dawn in the giveaway! I appreciate the opportunity to connect with reading friends and introduce them to my books. Blessings to you! Carrie

katiescottagebooks said...

Autumn is the best! :) This is fun blogging!

MH said...

I read to pamper myself. Sigh.

Megan Mills said...

Snuggling up with a blanket and book! And a warm cup of tea!

Karen Hadley said...

Makes me wish I was home curled up with a good book and a cup of coffeee. Oh and my dog, gotta have my puppy poochie!

Trisha Robertson said...

Such a fun post! I loved the fall book recommendations. I'd add Returning Home by Toni Shilo. The book takes place during the Fall and it's so good!

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea with your blog friends! I'd have a hard time deciding which book to choose. Thank you for the giveaway oportunity.

Rachel said...

Yay! Thanks for stopping by Carrie! You are a blessing to me!!!

Rachel said...

Haha thanks!!!

Rachel said...

True story!!!

Rachel said...

Well, I know what I am doing today haha!

Rachel said...

Oooh sounds like the perfect day to me!

Rachel said...

Oooh that sounds awesome!

Rachel said...

Oh trust me, wasn't easy haha!

JF said...

Warm baths and face masks! I am a face mask junkie!

Carrie said...

how fun!!! What a great post :)

Rachel said...

Oooh I love it. Same here!!!!!!

Rachel said...

Thanks for joining the fun!!!

Ann Ellison said...

Fun post and awesome giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I like to read a book and eat anything chocolate to pamper myself
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Merry

Lori said...

wow, I guess I don't pamper myself that much anymore. I do take time off to sew and read a good book
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Patty said...

My main regular indulgence is getting a pedicure regularly. It is so nice to be pampered even if it's just for 45 minutes or so!

Connie said...

Love Posh Products!!

Arletta Boulton said...

My best present to myself is a day at home alone, reading. Next best is getting a massage.

Charis Zdrojewski said...

Reading!

Annie Currier said...

I enjoy reading and watching Netflix!

Stephanie H said...

I read a book or play a fun game to help me unwind everyday.

Heidi Robbins said...

I love to relax by reading a book! An empty house and yummy snack are bonuses ;)

Pepper Basham said...

YAY!! JTWYA!!! Carrie! Thank you!!!!

Linda Moffitt said...

I Read and Buy myself MOMMY ONLY treats that I hide LOL

Caryl Kane said...

Hello Ladies! I LOVE Fall! College football and reading while enjoying a cuppa.

Carrie said...

I read? Lol

Rachel said...

Thank you Ann!

Rachel said...

Sounds like a good time to me hehe!

Rachel said...

That is important!

Rachel said...

Oh I love that!

Rachel said...

Yay! Me too!!!

Rachel said...

Oh I love it!

Rachel said...

There seems to be a common theme here lol!

Rachel said...

ooooh! What is your most recent Netflix find?

Rachel said...

Oh how fun!

Rachel said...

Empty house....*sigh*

Rachel said...

I love you!

Rachel said...

YES!!!!! I'm gonna have to be more creative in hiding mine soon haha!

Rachel said...

YAY another FALL LOVER! Yay for football too hehe!

Rachel said...

Wait...is this a question...I am starting to wonder at your sanity...

emilee said...

I take a hot relaxing bath every night and if I'm not too tired I read while soaking. I LOVE to rock on my back porch. When I really treat myself I get a pedicure, which I LOVE!

Rachel said...

This sounds like a fabulous idea! Bath and a book here I come!

bama_candy2002 said...

Rent movies and lay back and try and relax while watching them

Perfectly Posh By Christina said...

I tried replying before but it didn't work! Posh has some AMAZING face masks for all types of skin but the ingredients are so good for you!!! <3 let me know if you have any questions JF!

Perfectly Posh By Christina said...

hope you love it! good luck!

Perfectly Posh By Christina said...

yes! it is so important to take time for yourself. Time to rest and get your thoughts together or even just zone out! SO SO SO important!

Perfectly Posh By Christina said...

Yes! I love pedicures! Posh has a product called toes before bros! it is a hot foot mask! You put it on then put a hot towel on after oh my goodness! It's like a pedicure at home!

Donna K said...

Listen to instrumental worship music playing softly and read!

Perfectly Posh By Christina said...

Me too! Do you have a favorite!? I love these! I can hardly choose a favorite!

Perfectly Posh By Christina said...

Oh this prize would be perfect for your!!! These bath salts are amazing! I also have bath bombs that smell so good! We have so many different bath products to make it even better! Ones for sore muscles and ones for colds! Even bubbles! Let me know if you are interested!