Happy Thursday, friends!
Sheaffer and I have been having THE BEST time this week sharing prizes, fun and silly videos with you!! We look forward to this week all year long and hope you do too!!
Okay, I’ve been waiting all week for today’s prize because IT’S MY FAVORITE!!! Before we get to that (plus, I’m sharing details from my annual recipe exchange AND I’m talking about Third Love too!), let’s recap this week so far…
Congratulations NERINE ELATTAR!
We emailed you this morning, Nerine! Please email us back ASAP to claim your prize!!!!
So, what about today’s giveaway? Ready? It’s good!! We are giving away…
…an Apple watch for yourself AND a friend!!!!
You and someone you love (maybe your hubby or boyfriend?!) will each receive an Apple Watch Series 1 this Christmas from us!!
I have been obsessed with the Apple Watch for two years now. I am so dependent on that thing, it’s ridiculous. I never in a million years thought I’d love it as much as I do…
So, head to the bottom of this post to enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win one for yourself and someone you love!
On Tuesday night, I hosted my 8th Annual Recipe Exchange!!
This is my very favorite party of the year and NEVER disappoints! We always change up the theme each year. In the past, we’ve exchanged recipes for: cookies/bars, appetizers, side dishes, casseroles, breakfast recipes and have repeated a few times. This year though, I decided to make it an “anything goes” edition and it was such a hit!!
Aren’t my invites so cute?! I wanted them extra festive this year, and they were!! I had no idea which types of recipes my friends would bring considering they could bring anything, and we had the BEST variety! We had appetizers, dips, a soup, a side dish, a breakfast recipe, dessert and even a cocktail. Talk about a fun mix! The food was AMAZING! Here are some pics from our fun night…
Welcome to our party!
This is where everyone voted for the most festive pajamas and favorite recipe.
I print out all of the recipes, so that everyone leaves with them.
Since we were wearing pajamas, this year’s party favor was slippers!
Everyone arrived and started getting to work!
There was trash talk right from the start 😉 .
Weren’t these cute and festive?!
Our two redheads were laughing that they wore the same thing 😉 .
Karla. That’s all I can say. Karla is ALWAYS the life of the party!
At the end of the night, we voted this right here the WINNING recipe!!
Oh my goodness! I just love my friends SO MUCH!!
I love my girlfriends so much. This was such a wonderful night…but also sad too. This was our last “Manda wasn’t here” event of the year. She is just so missed. We talked a lot about her and her family as we ate. Manda loved things like this, and we miss her so much. Love on your girlfriends…life is just so short and you don’t know what tomorrow might bring.
Okay, my recipe of the night was this…
This recipe is so good if I do say so myself!!! I made it for the first time on Thanksgiving night with my in-laws, and we loved it so much that I made it again for the recipe exchange because #givemeallthedip. You can see the recipe for it HERE.
So, if you want to host a recipe exchange, this is how I do it:
1: Everyone emails me their recipe in advance and I compile I little booklet of all of them.
2: Everyone brings their prepared dish the night of the party.
3: We eat, eat, eat and then vote on our favorite (the winner gets a prize!).
4: Everyone leaves with a party favor and a copy of the recipe booklet.
5: I always provide drinks and dessert to round things out.
I also like to do something a little extra at these parties as well. In years past, we’ve always donated to the food pantry or brought things for a child off of the Angel Tree, but this year, we collected toys for Toys for Tots. A HUGE thanks to my friends for bringing toys to donate…
Recipe exchange, check.
Third Love. What? Who? Let me tell you.
Sheaffer has talked about this brand called Third Love over and over again, so she asked me if I wanted to include it in today’s post too and I jumped at the chance! I love introducing new things to you guys, so when they were kind enough to send me some goodies, I happily accepted. This brand is known for their bras, but I was suuuuuuper hesitant to order one off the internet because, hello? How will I know it fits? I called Sheaffer and she assured me that if I took this little fit quiz they have, it would fit. So, I did and…BAM! It came in the mail and fit perfectly! I was like seriously impressed.
…it’s cute, right? And bonus, it fits and is COMFORTABLE!
I also got these goodies in the mail too…
…lounge pants and a tee. Bam. It’s like they knew I love to wear comfy clothes around my house all the time 🙂 . Both pieces come in several colors. They are super, super cozy! And here are some other pieces from Third Love…
Now, one thing to remember, I think I’m pretty spoiled with overnight shipping and fast deliveries…I will say, that was not my experience with Third Love. Please do not expect your package to be on your doorstep tomorrow morning 😉 . Just a heads up if you’re ordering for the holidays, plan for longer shipping. Sheaffer actually put this on her blog this morning and I thought it was very well put…
So, I think it’s more than obvious that I’m a big fan of ThirdLove products. I’ve loved their bras for a couple of years now, and now I absolutely love their lounge wear as well! I do want to mention that I’ve heard about some issues with ThirdLove customer service and exchanges. They are currently transitioning warehouses, and have run into some unexpected delays sending out product. ThirdLove is doing their best to take care of all their customers and appreciate everyone’s patience while they work through these growing pains. I always want my readers to be given the best customer service experience possible, so I reached out to my contact to brainstorm ideas.
Whew! That’s a lot for one post! Okay friends, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win not one but TWO Apple Watches!! The winner will be announced tomorrow on our fifth and final day…where the grand prize is BIG! Love you ladies!!!