Thursday, October 1, 2009

A gift from me to you

You know what always make me feel better when I am feeling down?

Spending time with my children. It is the best thing in the world, you know? Talking to them, laughing with them, playing together, reading, snuggling, and cuddling. Just being together.

You know what else makes me happy? Comments on my blog. I love each and every one of you for taking the time to write comments on my blog posts. Every comment I receive is like getting an amazing birthday present. I am very thankful for all the comment love! I truly love everything about blogging, (well, maybe not the drama) and knowing that you like reading what I have to write is wonderful and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Speaking of warm and fuzzy... shopping is another thing I love to do when I'm feeling down, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Doesn't shopping make you feel good, too? And as much as I complain about the cold, I DO love fall clothes - the boots and the soft sweaters and all the nice party dresses for the holidays!

And you know what looks great with that new party dress? Some new makeup, of course! From one of my favourite stores - Sephora. Walking into Sephora is totally orgasmic, you know? Well, almost. It's like, a little bit of heaven. The choices and selections are endless and you will always leave a happy customer. Your 'size' is always in stock, baby!

As a thank you to you - my fabulous readers - I'd like to give away a 40 dollar gift certificate to you from Sephora! It's my way of saying THANK YOU. I don't often email people back after they leave me comments, but I wanted you to know that all your comments mean so much to me!

So...thanks.

And? Happy shopping!

To enter, just, well, leave a comment telling me you follow my blog!

GOOD LUCK! I'll randomly pick a winner on Monday!

Edited to add: The winner was lucky number 41! I couldn't copy and paste a picture of number 41, as chosen by random.org, so I took a picture of the screen of my computer and posted it on Twitter in case anyone wanted to see! Oh yeah - number 41 was the lovely McMommy! Thanks everyone for playing! I love you all!

64 comments:

Thena said...

I now follow your blog.

Lesley said...

wow aren't you fabulous!.....That is an amazing gift....and I always love your comments too...

BeachMama said...

Oh Loukia how generous of you and I could totally use some new Fall makeup as a pick me up.

I do follow :)

Shannon @ AnchorMommy said...

I'm a follower too! I love reading your blog because your voice shines through your writing, and you make me smile!

A Crafty Mom said...

I was thrilled when Sephora finally came to Ottawa - no more having to order online!! I can just walk right into the store and get what I want :)

And although I have *not* been a loyal commenter over the past few months, I am a regular follower!

Jill said...

I don't often enter giveaways, but makeup is the one luxury I don't treat myself to enough.

Thx!

Ps I follow your blog. ;)

Mad Mom said...

I follow your blog and I love it~ One of life's greatest pleasures is playing with new makeup... :)

andrea from the fishbowl said...

Wow! I love Sephora but rarely shop there because it's so overwhelming. So.Much.Gorgeous.Stuff.

Will you go with me if I win the giveaway?? ;)

andrea from the fishbowl said...

p.s. And you do know I follow you, right?

parkerposie said...

I love waking up in the morning and reading your blog. I look forward to new posts. I live near Tweed (2 hrs from Ottawa) and I am currently on mat leave. I would love a Sephora gift card. My current attire consists of yoga pants and a baggy sweatshirt, sometimes I will put on makeup. I need new makeup, and new clothes and a Sephora gift card would be fantastic! Oh, so would a trip to Ottawa to buy new clothes for fall while sipping a hot pumpkin spice latte from starbucks.....

Managed Chaos said...

You are one of my favorite bloggers and your positive attitude towards live never ceases to amaze me. So happy to be following your blog!

Sharon said...

I follow :)
I too love comments on my blog - I hardly ever get them though - it's like passive agressive blog hatred. Then I sob uncontrollably and eat chocolate until I break out. Which is why I need a gift certificate to Sephora - for waterproof mascara and concealer.

JReece said...

I like reading about your life up in Canada! And, I love Sephora. Like a toy store for adults :)

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

You are super cool!!! And you are right... no better way to break out of the "winter/cold" blahs. You rock!!

inquisitivesensitive said...

Hey,

I just started following you about a week ago via Scary Mommy and have loved what I have read in your archives and what you have posted in the last week. :o)

I would love make-up, since i currently only own 3-4 items that I wear very inconsistently. I think I am scared by the amount of choices and the worry that I will put on something that looks horrid!

anya said...

I've been following you for awhile - and I've even posted about you on my blog because I love your always upbeat attitude - it shines through in your words. You give US a "pick me up" every time you post...and now a GC? Woohoo!!

Quirkymom said...

I like to follow you, even though I think we are very opposite, maybe that is why I like you. I don't even know what Sephora is and I only shop when I have to. I'm trying to start buying new clothes for myself, just so I feel better and I started wearing necklaces to compliment my outfit - maybe you are rubbing off on me a bit?

Julie said...

i just realised for some reason or other you weren't on my followed blogs. so i rectified that and i'm following.

Chantal said...

I am here, as always :)

Scattered Mom said...

I have followed your blog for awhile. :) And I've never been in a Sephora! Isn't that just scandalous? These days I'm thinking I could really use some pampering, too.

I'd love to win! So generous of you, too! :)

Tyne said...

Hey Loukia, I follow your blog and read nearly every post- but sometimes I have this little one on my lap that causes commenting disabilities :)

Wouldn't I just love love love to win that certificate? Yes, yes I would!

melissa said...

well, you totally already know i follow you here and twitter!!
i think you're awesome anyway, with or without the giftcard!!
<3
but i love sephora :)
xoxo
m

Mom2Miles said...

You're right, Sephora IS great! I just went there & bought 2 new lipsticks. They're so nice & take the time to help you pick out colors. I would've stayed longer but the baby was screaming!

Mommy Lisa said...

I follow you here and Twitter babe! Love my return comments and replies too...

And I LOVE Sephora!

Krystyn said...

The blogging community sure is fun, isn't it? Always there to support each other.

(I follow your blog:)

better_bargainz said...

Just started following you on twitter. Love your blog. This is a fabulous gift! Found you on twitter by looking for other gymboree lovers.. Here's my twitter.
http://twitter.com/better_bargainz

Vanessa said...

I'm a follower, I'm a follower! But a truly FABULOUS follower, I might add! Oh, how I hope I win!

Christy said...

I normally don't let myself go into Sephora unless I know exactlly what I want. Too much browsing = too much damage to the budget. I like the way you said "your size is always in stock".

And yes, I follow :)

Mommy Dear said...

Sephora is my homegirl!

I totally need some new mascara because at the end of the day my eyes are all bloodshot and I think that's telling me my dry, cakey mascara is hazardous to my health!

P.S. I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog and became a FOLLOWER!! ;-)

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

I am so with you on shopping being a pickme up! I have stashed a couple of checks I received and am going to shop till I drop, next Saturday :)

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I follow your blog and really enjoy it!!
I love Sephora!!

Tiffany Lockette said...

I'm having trouble finding clothes for right now, do I wear short sleeves or long sleeves, do I break out the boots....oh yeah, what boots, I don't shop for myself anymore!! I follow your blog my dear and I would be forever grateful to win the Sephora gift certificate because as I said, I don't buy for myself any longer, I spend all my money on my baby girl!! LOL

I am currently participating in a blog hop called gratitude challenge where for 21 days straight I post different things that I am grateful for. I am on day 9 right now, I would love to post a gratitude post for wonderful bloggers having wonderful contest!!

Maria @BOREDmommy said...

I follow you!!! Mommy needs some new makeup!!

Chandra said...

Wow! You got alot of responses this time around, hmmmm, $40 gift certificate to SEPHORA...

Well, I do follow your blog of course and I also LOVE Sephora..I am to makeup and perfume like Imeldo Marcos is to shoes! It...it...my....weakness!

Lady Mama said...

What a great giveaway! Love Sephora. And of course I follow you.

LZ @ My Messy Paradise said...

oooh. you know I follow you! and I love, love, LOVE Sephora! Pick me! Pick me!

Cupcakes with Nic said...

I absolutely and totally follow your blog -- I love reading about your wonderful relationship with your boys -- and you are super funny! I don't have kids of my own, but I hope that when I do, I will have the kind of relationship you have with yours...

:)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

You know I follow! I'd love to shop with you too. We love all the same stores.

April said...

I'm a new follower but read religiously and was especially touched you took the time to look at my blog and comment.

CaraBee said...

How much do I love Sephora? Let me count the ways! I could spend all day in there.

And OF COURSE I follow you my dear Loukia!

McMommy said...

Thank you Loukia for emailing me!! I know I don't comment enough b/c my life is crazy hectic now with my family, work, PTO, and a million other reasons, but know that I always LOVE YA!! I cheat by reading posts in my Google Reader so I can keep tabs on my favorite blogs...and yours is one of them! :)

Hailey said...

I am a follower.
Thank you for a fabulous giveaway!!

Jill said...

I'm following your blog too! I love reading your posts and always enjoy your tweets :)

Amy said...

Oh this got lots of comments! Smart readers! I remember the first Sephora I ever walked into (when it was new) on The Magnificent Mile in Chicago. I was overwhelmed, and I wanted to move in and live there forever.

Crystal D said...

I follow your blog and tweets because you are such a shiny and fun person and you make me smile.

EatPlayLove said...

You are definitely in my reader! What a fun gift, Sephora is such a splurge!

Natalie Rea said...

I've always followed your blog and love your posts! Hope I win :)

Smart A$$ Mom said...

You know I love you and your blog. I especially love the pics of your cute babies on the side bar as I scroll down to read. They are so stinking adorable. And, pretty sure I follow....though I should go check....

Chrissy MacCEO said...

I am following your blog, too. I really enjoy reading your posts and I hope you've had the chance to stop by my blog, too!

Jessica said...

I SO follow you!

Vanessa said...

I follow your blog!!
Great blog by the way!

Jennifer said...

I totally understand--getting comments from other readers is the best! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

Krista said...

wow! what a great giveaway!! I started following your blog just a few days ago, and I look forward to getting to know you better! I'm loving it so far :)

justicecw said...

I am a follower! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

Elisa, The Unlikely Housewife said...

Oh sweetie, of course I follow your blog!

And boy, would that gift card come in handy, since I'm running out of my favorite lipgloss, too!!

Mercy said...

Well, I follow and read every post, but since I don't live in Canada, I guess you can't pick me for your giveaway. :(

In case you're wondering, I live in India.

Theta Mom said...

OMG! How did I miss this? I follow your blog because you always write authentic posts. You have an excellent writing style and your blog is such a fun, easy read! I look forward to coming to your blog each and every time because you rock! :)

Sandra said...

Totally love Sephora. Thanks. Hope I win!!!!!

Rebecca said...

I follow your blog because you are honest, sweet and a wonderful writer!

Amber said...

Yay, I follow! I love your blog, and your family is beautiful. Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

XOXO,
Amber

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

skichik79 said...

ah hopefully this finally gets posted I've been trying since forever :P

Totally read all your blog entries even if i don't always comment i am very updated on your mommy world :)

I could totally use a Sephora gift card to hide my new wrinkles:P

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Scary Mommy said...

Well, DUH, I follow your blog! How fun!!

Jessica said...

What a nice gift! Your blog is a pleasure to read. :)

Jennette said...

I follow!

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