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A Night of Pampering Giveaway!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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* 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!!!


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.


  1. 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

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

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

  3. I read to pamper myself. Sigh.

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

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

    2. 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!

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

  10. 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

    1. 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!

  11. 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!

    1. 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!

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

  13. I enjoy reading and watching Netflix!

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

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

  16. YAY!! JTWYA!!! Carrie! Thank you!!!!

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

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

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

    1. YAY another FALL LOVER! Yay for football too hehe!

  19. Replies
    1. this a question...I am starting to wonder at your sanity...

  20. 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!

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

    2. 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!

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

  22. Listen to instrumental worship music playing softly and read!


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