Tuesday, February 3, 2009

GIVEAWAY! Shopping for Momma

In four days I will be in lovely Nashville shmoozin' it up with the broads. (Lovely if for no other reason than it won't be 17F.)

That means this busy workin' Momma has a lot of crap to do to get ready!

Tonight my Mom came over so that I could head to the mall sans boys to search for juuuust the right cocktail party outfit.

I looked at shoes. Apparently there are still stores who believe that those of us with feet bigger than an eight don't deserve to to have cute feet. "Here - just wear the boxes!"

I looked at dresses. Oh holy mother of God...what in the hell was that crap I tried on?!? It wasn't worth the time it took to shimmy out of my Levi's. But then I knew they weren't promising when I looked at them on the hanger.

Then I figured "Screw it, I'll get a cute top to wear with pants I already own." What in the name of Donna Karen are designers thinking with the "make it look like a maternity top" trend?


Nuff said.

It seems that every time I have a few extra bucks in my pocket and no children with me I should just save my time and cut arm holes in a burlap sack.
So I was sulking through the mall, giving the platinum haired sized twos the evil stink eye when low and behold, there it was...in the center of the mall...

A threading "boutique". (Quotes appropriately used, I feel, because anything at a cart in the middle of the mall isn't really a boutique. But it was fast, cheap and if I pay for six, my seventh threading is free!*)

Fifteen minutes later and I had quite the improved mood.

And at least I have new eyebrows for Blissdom.

So...the moment you've been waiting for! In the hopes that you have a better shopping experience than I, I am giving one lucky reader a $20 Macy's gift card!!!
You get one entry for leaving a comment. (Make sure you leave your e-mail address or otherwise have it in your profile.)

You get a second entry if you subscribe to my feed and send me an email with the secret code (included at the bottom of the post in your reader) in the subject line. (You need not say anything else in the email - it won't otherwise be read. If you entered yesterday's giveaway with the secret code, that entry is counted here, too.)

Want a third entry? Follow me on Twitter. Then DM me with a "Hi! I'm entering your giveaway for ___." (Make sure you tell me which giveaway.)

This contest will be open through Friday, February 6th at noon central time. I'll then pick a winner using random.org.

Don't miss yesterday's giveaway!
*I recently wrote about threading over at Blissfully Domestic. Go check out the article if you don't know what the heck I'm talkin' about.
I reserve the right to throw out your twitter entry if you stop following before the week is out.

51 comments:

Melissa said...

Dont even get me started on clothes shopping! I would rather jab myself in the eye with a pen!

and, I left you an award over on my blog.

valerie2350 said...

ooooh - I NEEEEEED to go shopping :)

valerie2350 said...

sent you an email
and
can't DM you on twitter cuz you're not following me yet :(
valerie2350

aBookworm said...

That's always so stressful!

Count me in this giveaway.

Thanks for this great giveaway!
callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

maggie said...

I'm driving in and will be there Sat night, so I might get to meet you!

Good luck finding shoes! I happened to walk by the perfect pair at Walmart, but as you can tell from my tweets, I'm having sizing issues, and none are exactly comfortable.

I walked by the threading thing in the middle of the mall the other day, too, and it's on my list of things to do. Looks like they did a great job!

Shel said...

I had my eyebrows threaded once, loved it. Can't find a place around here that does it now..we're back to "wax on..wax off".

and I love Macy's!

shel704 at aol dot com

Angel S. said...

Count me in!! Thanks

Mommy Melee said...

I have a LOT of eyebrow. I'm scared someone will take too much off and I'll look totally different.

Have fun at BlissDom. I am SO jealous of everyone going. Totally bummed.

girlsinwhitedresses said...

Add me to the list who love threading. I'm jealous that yours has the buy 6 get 1 free though! I agree too on the empire-style tops so popular - I thought I was done with maternity wear! The turtleneck looks great; good choice!
Susan

LceeL said...

You look totally hot in the turtle neck - it frames your lovely face so well and accentuates your great smile.

Susie said...

Great brow tackle:-) Have a great trip!

ahappymommy said...

trends are funny. I'm always a year or two behind, lol.

but blue looks pretty on you anyway!

kcmunda@yahoo.com

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

I can't even START thinking about shopping for clothes. Blech.

Brows lookin good tho!

melanie said...

there are threading places all around me and i've always been too nervous to try it (i thought they were just for the indian people who live around here). thanks to you, i just (might) try it out.

Megan said...

Niceeee giveaway! I am desperate for some shopping money! Thanks!
meganandadamrogers at gmail dot com

Megan said...

I now subscribe to your feed.
meganandadamrogers at gmail dot com

Megan said...

I emailed you.
meganandadamrogers at gmail dot com

Megan said...

I added you on twitter but, I could not direct message you so, I sent you an @ reply-MeganBWR.
meganandadamrogers at gmail dot com

moosh in indy. said...

You must live by me. Threading makes my world complete. And I too am stoked for temps above 20 degrees.

Tara R. said...

I love your expression in the first photo! Hope you have a blast in Nashville.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

Good eyebrows! And that picture of you in the dressing room is hilarious! I've made that same face MANY times.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We are SO alike--the minute I NEED to buy clothes, I can't find anything I like. And that blousey maternity styles is SO unfortunate. I hate it too.

Tenakim said...

well, dear, I am not good with contest rules and yours have already confused me. But I do love your look in that picture- priceless!

And Macy's just layed off my brother in law yesterday- doesn't that suck!

Threeboys1mommy said...

I CAN leave comments with the best of them!!

Elaine A. said...

I don't get those looks-like-maternity-clothes clothes either! Although I have to say, some of them are good for hiding the tummy!
Ok, So I guess I do "get" them. But only if they are on sale! ; )

Thanks for the contest!

Threeboys1mommy said...

I dm'ed you and tweeted it too.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

LOL-I'm a size 5; they never have shoes for me either (have you tried our children's department?)
Will be dming you ;)

The Roaming Southerner said...

Oh, I've always wanted to try threading but it scares the bejesus out of me!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Tweeter ID is LisainDallas :)

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Tweeter ID is LisainDallas :)

Leslie said...

I love Macy's, count me in!

Tanya said...

Love your writing style. Your dressing room pic is great!

Jenny said...

I so want to try that for my eyebrows. As I get older, my eyebrows look more like my Dad's! LOL!

I also hate shopping for clothes. Even after losing 32 pounds and down to a size 4, nothing fits me right. Either my boobs are too big, my torso too long or I look pregnant in those silly maternity looking tops!

It's so frustrating. I usually end up buying something for my daughter instead.

ourniftynotebook at charter dot net

Beth said...

Shopping is a nightmare these days..but now I must go read up on 'threading'! Thanks! Beth

Momo Fali said...

I can NEVER find something when I'm actually looking for it. But, on trips to the mall just to buy stationary, I'll see 80 outfits I want to buy. Have a blast! Wish I could be there!

Kim H. said...

I'm so glad you ran from that MATERNITY FREAK-SHOW MOO-MOO/HOUSECOAT TUNIC WHATEVER THE HECK YOU CALL THAT SHIRT THINGY! Who on earth thinks that's gonna sell?....I mean, what does Donna Karan know anyway?

But your eyebrows look good, girl. And threading, haven't found it yet in COW-LUMBUS!

NateAndJakesMom said...

I think your eyebrows looked fabulous!! Thanks for the giveaway! My first time here from 5M4M and what a great find.

nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

Eli's Lids said...

Too funny about the top!!
Hope you find the perfect outfit :)

NicEmMOM said...

Great Eyes! Hello Sexy Mama!

Organizing Mommy said...

Great eyes! Sorry about the maternity top thing! I bought a top like that and someone asked if I was expecting!! (NOT COOL).. Great blog. and what is blissdom?

Stephanie E said...

Oooo i love the brows!!!

Carolyn G said...

THe new brows look fabulous!

Connie Weiss said...

I just had a great shopping spree....I found not one but TWO cute dresses and Macy's had Guess Trench Coats for $44. I love Macy's!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I could spend some Macy's bucks.

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

I only find what I like when I have no money on me or the kids have to use the facilities like NOW!!!! Nothing makes you feel better than nice brows.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love gift cards. Pick me!

Kat said...

Your eye brows look super fabulous my dear. So jealous you are heading down without me... pouting.

Have fun and have a Blisstini for me!!

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Can't say I've ever heard of threading. But it sounds fabulous!

Heather@Autumn At Oak Hollow said...

Ok, I already follow you on Twitter AND subscribe to your feed, so do I automatically get three entries?

Bonggamom said...

Oooh, enter me please. $20 would get me some nice goodies at Macy's makeup counters :)

thanks
bonggamom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Bonggamom said...

I follow you on Twitter, and DM'ed you about this giveaway :)

thanks
bonggamom (at) yahoo (dot) com