Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Now that you have had your full of turkey and pumpkin pie it's time to think ahead. Not too far ahead though! I mentioned last week I will not be getting out those Christmas boxes until I turn the page on the calendar. That didn't stop me from venturing out Friday evening to do a little bit of shopping. It's NEVER too early for that! Have you ever been shopping the day or two before Christmas? Not a pretty site!
I call this my research period. I study my reference materials, aka the Holiday issues of Better Homes and Garden, Traditional Home, Country Living, Southern Living, Southern Lady and the latest catalog from Pottery Barn. In addition I have been surfing the web for some new ideas. I will be sure to pass along my findings in the next few weeks, but for now I wanted to tell you about a change in my life that has been a long time coming. I finally upgraded my phone! After living with my "old school" phone for the past 3 years I purchased the latest iPhone. That's my old phone on the left. It served me well for 3 years. I don't think I will miss it though!
I know those of you who have had a smart phone are used to all the things they can do but for me it's just a dream come true. I am an information junkie. I google EVERYTHING! This phone is truly amazing. Because I waited so long to upgrade, I got the phone at a great price. On top of that, I bought it at Target with my Red Card and got an extra 5% off. The final price was less than $180. Tip: Target Red Cards can either be Credit or Debit and give you 5% off everything in the store (food included) and free shipping on Target.com. I could go on and on about this phone but I will just tell you one story. I was in Michael's (craft store) picking up some Christmas decor and remembered that they had a coupon in their flyer for 30% off the entire purchase (great deal!). I asked if they had any flyers in the store and they didn't. I downloaded the Michael's app on my phone and there was the coupon! They scanned it at checkout and I saved 30%.
Time to get to my First Ever Giveaway here at Robin Flies South. Have you heard of Scentsy? I hadn't before I moved to Florida but it's very popular here. I recently attended a Scentsy open house at my friend Kathy's. She just became a Scentsy Consultant. I thought one of the warmers would make a great giveaway. For those of you who aren't familiar with their products here is short description.
Scentsy Candles are a Unique Candle Warming system that uses a 25 watt bulb to warm the wax slowly into a pool of melted wax that maximizes the strength and life of the scent. Scentsy Candle bars last up to 80 hours and will never release the harmful chemicals that you can find in regular jarred candles.
The warmers come in different sizes and every imaginable style. The scents are wonderful and there is sure to be more than one you will love. I chose the Pineapple design in a neutral color for my giveaway.
I am including a "Scentsy Bar" in Silhoutte. It has a fresh, clean, apple scent. The warmer is "mid-sized" (about 5" tall) and comes with everything you need. Just plug it in and enjoy! My favorites are the men's scents. I have the Weathered Leather and I love it!
I am not affiliated with Scentsy in any way. I purchased this warmer at full price and will be mailing it to you directly. I only took it out of the box for these pictures. You will not be contacted by any representative. If you are interested in more information about Scentsy, here is my friend's information.
In order to be eligible to win the warmer all you have to do is become a follower of this blog and leave a comment telling me about your favorite Christmas (or holiday) gift you ever received. It can be something you got as a child or as an adult. You must complete both of these steps. The contest will close on December 10, 2011. I will use a random number picker to choose the winner. Sorry, but I can only take entries from the United States due to shipping costs.
I look forward to reading your comments and to have some new followers to share my blog with. I have some exciting things coming in the next few weeks to help you decorate your home (especially tablescaping). Please visit my sister, Elaine, at Creating Wonderful Spaces where she is having her first Giveaway this week too!
I am also joining Debbiedoo's Newbie Party and Easy Peasy Grandma's Blog Hop, and Tabletop Tuesday. Stop by there for a visit too!