Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My First Giveaway Winner!


The winner for my first book giveaway is Lindsay @ From Nanny To Family! Congratulations, Lindsay! I will be contacting you soon to get your mailing address. Thanks to everyone who entered & I look forward to doing lots of fun giveaways in the future!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Vacation? No, I'll Just Take A Shower

My name is Theresa & I have an addiction to bath & body products. Don't judge me. For as long as I can remember, I can't get enough of shower gels, lotions, bodywashes, bubble baths, etc. I love them all! I'm not sure if it's the ridiculous heat wave we're having here in Virginia or just a coincidence, but every time I step in my shower it feels like I'm in some tropical locale minus the cabana boy because of the products I'm currently using. Let's take a peek....

I had heard so many great things about Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner, but didn't try it until a few months ago. Ummm......why did I wait so long? This stuff is amazing & smells deelish! I use this 2 -3 times a week and it leaves my thick hair soft, tangle free, & smelling like coconuts. Love.



I love the smell of bananas. So naturally I'm obsessed with this Banana Shampoo & Conditioner from The Body Shop. Apparently, this was discontinued at one time and TBS brought it back. I'm thinking I may need to stock up on this in case they ever decide to discontinue it again. This will definitely be a summer staple for me from now on.

I totally stumbled across this bodywash one day while in CVS. The name of the body wash is Escape & it's actually CVS' store brand. I never buy store brand body washes, but this one reminds me of a day at the beach. It smells so good that I actually bought 3 at one time without ever having used it before because I knew it was going to be that good and it is! This line of CVS body washes also has quite a few different scents that smelled good, but this is the one that really caught my attention. If you can find this in your area, definitely give it a try because at $2-$3 a bottle this can't be beat.

So tell me, what bath & body products do I need to rush out and buy?? What are you loving right now?

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway for Giuliana & Bill Rancic's book, " I Do, Now What?" It closes on Monday, July 9th! Remember, you must be a follower via GFC & tell me what I need to add to my summer reading list! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I Do, Now What?: Book Review & Giveaway!

So, remember five months ago when I said I was going to review "I Do, Now What?" by Giuliana & Bill Rancic? It's okay, I barely remember it either. I guess that's what happens when you are a blog slacker go on a spontaneous blogging hiatus. :) Either way, I'm finished reading this book and am ready to review it & pass it on to one of my awesome readers as promised!

As Giuliana would say, this book was amazeballs! I will be getting married in December of this year so I decided to move this book up in my TBR pile because I was curious what one of my fave celebrity couples had to say about love, marriage, & what their opinions were about the makings of a successful relationship. I've always loved Giuliana & Bill as a couple because they seem genuinely down to earth and this book made me believe that even more . They are the couple I would love to have as neighbors. The format of this book was basically Bill & Giuliana bantering playfully back and forth on subjects such as money, jealousy & sex. I laughed out loud a lot while reading this! They shared lots of stories about their relationship, some of which weren't that flattering (don't we all have those) - but hey, as a reader I appreciated the realness. This book showed that even though they may be rich & famous, they still deal with the same day to day issues that every couple faces. Giuliana & Bill have also had some especially difficult hurdles in their marriage such as Giuliana's battle with cancer & their struggle with infertility (YAY! for their soon to be born son).  I would definitely recommend this book to someone who is soon to be marrried, those who have been married for awhile, or someone who just loves G & B's show and wants to see them from another perspective.


So what do you need to do for me to pass my hardcover copy of this book on to you? You must be a follower of my blog through GFC & leave me a comment saying you want to be entered to win along with what book(s) you think needs to be added to my summer reading list. I heart book recommendations! This giveaway will close on Monday, July 9 & I will announce the winner on July 10. I said in a previous post that the first person who follows me via GFC & is first to leave a comment will win, but I'm actually going to use random number generator instead.  Also, please note that this book comes from a smoke free, but pet friendly home. My Dachshunds aren't big readers, but just wanted to let anyone know who may deal with pet allergies. :)