Yowzers! This December has straight up flown by and I’m definitely not OK with it. Why is it that the older you get, the faster the days go by? I used to think that time stood still and now I blink and another month is over.
December is my absolute favorite month. It’s full of fun and happiness for me and the second the calendar changes, it’s almost as if I am transported back to childhood. Christmas is especially awesome in my family and I am so excited for next week when I get to see my kids freak out when they see that Santa was good to them this year.
Because it’s near the end of the year and because I’m going to be too lazy to write anything before 2016, I’m doing my end-of-year post and subsequent giveaway now. Lucky you!
2015 brought a lot of “favorite things” my way. I managed to maintain my active craziness and kept exercising and even managed to land an article in SJ Magazine about my weight loss (coming soon!). Because of that, I’ve been on a constant quest to find awesome workout gear because I basically live in it. Turns out there are magic socks out there that make running more fun. Haha! Just kidding. Running still sucks but at least my feet are happier while I do it. So, without further ado, I will be giving away THESE socks as part of this year’s “Life with Jolie Fete’s Favorite Things”.
Next up? A FujiFilm Instax camera because they’re just fun. We use ours all the time and my kids get a total kick out of it. So you’ll get one of THESE, too!
How could I go on with this post without mentioning my undying love for the current Broadway smash, Hamilton. So, because I’m obsessed and it’s easily my most favorite thing of 2015, I’m giving away the original Broadway cast recording. Because everyone needs it in their life. Duh.
One of my favorite things to do is express myself through my fashion choices. Whether it’s my “Tina/Amy for President” tank top or my “Mail Kimp” t-shirt, I love to wear ridiculous shirts. It’s just fun. You should experience this so I’m including a $25 gift card to my absolute favorite site, Look Human. My husband is worried about how much stuff I buy from here so I figured I’d share the love.
To add to your killer mug collection, (wait, that’s just me?) I’ve included my all time favorite mug from my all time favorite store in NYC.
Next on the list is a water bottle that will change your life. If you’re like me, you hate water and you only want diet coke. Well, I figured out a way for me to drink more water is to keep it ice cold all day and the only way to do that is with this fancy-shmancy thing. So I’m gonna give you one because you should really be more hydrated. Shout out to my friend Deb for bringing this awesomeness to my attention!
OK listen up. If you feel like you need more protein to go with your well-hydrated self, then you’re going to want to eat all of these in one sitting. Don’t. Save them for days when you’re running around like crazy and can’t find time to eat. Or when you just want to eat a protein bar. You know, whatever works. Quest bars have long been my favorite but a recent trip to Whole Paycheck led me to buy the S’mores ones and BOOM! Sold. So you’re gonna get a box of 12. Yum!
Last but not least, a candle. Not just any candle, but one of MY candles. Because most things I do are not entirely altruistic, I’m giving you a 16 ounce Wick’d candle of your choice so you can tell everyone you know that this really dope lady in Jersey makes candles to help raise money for suicide prevention. You can also tell them that I gave you all of this other stuff and that they should follow me here, here, and here.
Now on to some non-giveaway but general goodness. This Broadway lady that I adore named Patti Murin is starting a super awesome challenge. Patti has been in many kick butt shows (hello Lysistrata Jones!) and is just a really funny and down-to-earth gal. I’ve been internet stalking her for quite some time now and would like to classify myself as one of the “internet weirdos” she refers to in this post. By the way, HI PATTI (if you’re reading this, omg)! Ok ok now that I’m officially the biggest nerd ever, let’s talk about Patti’s amazing challenge…
The world sucks right now. No joke. It’s full of craziness and death and sadness and I’m tired of it so when I saw that Patti was making it her goal to celebrate every ridiculous “National Day of..” day, I decided I wanted a spot on this ride. And I think you guys should jump on, too. So READ THIS and then join the fun. The payout will be a good one if you stick with it because I’m working on a totally ridiculous giveaway for next year and you guys are really going to want to win it. So lets all #PartyWithPatti and show some love for all the National Day Ofs!
At the close of this stupid long post, I just want to say that this last year of blogging and generally growing my interwebs presence has been so much fun. I have connected with people and companies and stuff I never dreamed of and it’s been just the best year and I have all of you to thank for it.
Enjoy your holidays – whatever they may be. For me and my little band of crazy people we will be unwrapping robot unicorns in a week and enjoying the precious moments we get together. They are few and far between with a husband who is never home but we are lucky beyond words and I am so very #blessed to call these crazy nut jobs mine.
P.S. Deets for the giveaway are as follows:
- Follow me on Instagram
- Comment on the picture posted on Instagram and then share, share, share! Tag your posts #LifeWithJolieFete2015 (if you’re private, you’ll need to unlock your account). The more times you share, the more chances you have to win.
- I will pick a number at random (based on comments and shares) and that’s the winner
- the whole deal closes at 12:00 AM EST on January 15
- HAVE FUN!!