Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cook Book Swap & 2nd Christmas Giveaway!

As you know, I've had cookbooks on the brain. I'm getting ready for our annual holiday party and have been pulling recipes. I've broken out my Southern Living Christmas cookbook, the Kentucky Holiday Cookbook, my Cooking Light cookbooks as well as my collection of recipes.

When Brown Eyed Girl and I decided to co-host a cookbook swap, we were both excited to share our love of cookbooks. Below you'll find the swap pairings. We do have a group of three, which I'll detail more in an email.

Landlocked Mermaid with Susannah
Maryann with Michelle
The Caretaker with Lexiloo and Mrs. Potts
Brittany Ann with Zentmrs
b.e.g. with Lacey

Some things you may want to ask your partner when you email them could include:
  • What do you typically like to cook?
  • What kind of cookbook do you wish you have?
  • Do you enjoy the "celebrity" cookbooks or are you hoping for one that is more of a general cookbook?
  • If you could travel anywhere & spend a week taking cooking lessons where would it be? (Ok, that one was for me, but hey!, a girl can dream, right?)
Just a reminder, we ask that cookbooks be mailed by the 21st of December.

Both b.e.g. and I hope that you'll enjoy getting to know your partner as well as check out their blogs! Ladies, I'll send you an email with your swap partner's email address a little later today. Thank you all for signing up!

************ Christmas Giveaway ***************

Part Deaux of my Christmas Giveaways is for all you alligators (or crocodiles - whichever you identify best with) out there suffering from dry skin & dry hands.

I'm calling this one, See Ya Later, Alligator! That was a special little shout out to my precious nephew who always says that when we're done talking on the phone.

So many of us get dry skin during the winter months and the holidays are no time for flaky skin or cracked, ragged cuticles. Mrs. Potts to the rescue!

The first part of this gift to one of you will include the Boots Amazon Forest Brazil Nut and Vanilla Body Butter. I mentioned this last week in my Fabulous Friday & having used it all week realized that I really need to share this with you. It smells so good I could eat it & it does wonders for my skin, keeping it soft & moisturized without being greasy.

This body butter is an amazing thing on it's own, but if you're like me, you tote lotion around everywhere. What better place to keep some than in your bag? Computer bag, hand bag, diaper bag - entirely up to you!

The second piece of this gift is Burt's Bees Therapeutic Hand Creme. I've always adored Burt's Bees & what a great way to share that!
The last piece of this gift will be a color from Essie. I love Essie nail polishes & there is nothing better than a brilliant burgundy for the holidays & parties! Essie Wild Thing is described as a ferociously sparkling wine. Sounds yummy!!
As before, simply leave a comment on this post & you'll be entered for the giveaway.
Happy Thursday!!


Lexilooo said...

Hmmm, I would love to win this, since I just posted about needing a good winter lotion!

Just got the email! So excited about the cookbook swap!

Brittany Ann said...

Just got my email, and I'm excited!

Thanks for hosting yet another fun giveaway! Count me in!

Muah! (That's a blog kiss!)

Sara Lang said...

Awesome giveaway!

Christine said...

I love burt's bees chapstick i'm sure the lotion is just as great! and the other two sound wonderful as well! :) I can't wait to see all the new cookbooks, I don't cook but I like to look at what others can do!!

Anonymous said...

So, so, so, so excited!

Love your giveaway too, it's like the icing on top of a cupcake in this post! :)

Lindsey said...

I"m excited, I love this giveaway!!

*kimmie* said...

Love your giveaway! Moving out to the desert this year has done a number on my skin... I've yet to replace all of my old rituals with super moisturizing new ones!

What a perfect way to start!

USCEmily said...

I would LOVE to try that body butter! My skin is so dry in the winter!

Susannah said...

Girl, you have some fierce giveaways going on! And I'm so excited about the swap! Yay!

MCW said...

I love Burt's Bees! My favorite...but don't enter me since I am already a winner!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Brazil nut and vanilla...I can almost smell it from here...and I JUST may try to eat it! JK :))
My hands get SOOO dry...sometimes in the winter they actually crack and bleed! So gross!
Great giveaway!

Annie said...

another fabulous giveaway!
i could really use some chapstick, esp today!!
i hope you have a great weekend hun!! :)

capperson said...

Oh yay, I need this :) Count me in!

Lucy Marie said...

Awesome giveaway. Count me in!

Gwen said...

What a fun give away!!! I could totally use some hand help. Normally my Avoplex works wonders but I think with the new medication they are beyond help at this point. LOL!! XOXO

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Love the Essie polish.

Jenny DB said...

LOVE that your doing these xmas giveaways:)

On Your Mark. said...

Oh! Such a good giveaway - I absolutely love the nail polish color!!

Kelly said...

Love the giveaway!!

Wearing Mascara said...

Awww great giveaway! I love the name - haha so cute :-)

I hope I win!

Michele P. said...

with winter in full swing here in the Northeast, my alligator skin has taken over from head to toe... would love to try out this lotion, my skin needs all the help it can get! Happy holidays!

suburban prep said...

Wow. My hands are always hurting. I have a bottle of lotion in the kitchen but I need something that would really help me. this sounds fantastic.

Brittany said...

Great giveaway! Can't wait for the drawing!!

Michelle said...

How did you know I was part reptile in the winter?! If only you could see my ashy legs...sad!

I got my cookbook swap email yesterday...I'm so excited!!! :)

Mrs. Watts said...

Love the lotions!!! I wash my hands a million times a day due to working in a hospital! Great winter idea!

zentmrs said...

Fun giveaway Mrs. Potts!

I got my cookbook swap email and am so excited!

Lil' Woman said...

Count me in! I love a good giveaway! :)

prashant said...

Just got the email! So excited about the cookbook swap!

Work from home India

Erin said...

I'm bummed that I came too late for the cookbook swap! That would have been fun! I love cookbooks!
Did I miss out on the giveaway too? I hope not, that Essie color is fabulous!