Monday, August 21, 2017

Summer 2017 Giveaway

Summer is almost over. Excuse me while I go cry in a dark corner for a while. Just kidding... sort of! I just can't believe fall is already knocking on our proverbial doorstep. How does time go by so quickly?

I usually do a giveaway like this with products perfect for the warmer weather at the beginning of the season but this summer has been kind of crazy for my family and I. If you don't follow Beautiful Basics - The Sick Life then you're probably not aware of my health problems, as well as my Dads. He hasn't been well all summer, in and out of the hospital, and then last week I wound up in the ER with the worst pain I have ever been so unfortunate to experience. I ended up with a diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia and I've been put on a medication that is making me feel not so good. That's why I didn't post last week and why I'm keeping it pretty simple with a giveaway this week.

On a side note, you can check out the blog post talking about my new diagnosis by clicking here or you can just visit The Sick Life by clicking here if you're interested.

Okay, on to the giveaway! That's why you're really here, anyway, so I won't keep you from it any longer!



The winner will be receiving some skin care goodies from Goddess Garden, Pacifica, and some cute little baby samples.

This giveaway is open Worldwide. You can do as many or as few of the options below that you would like, except for the one mandatory free entry. All entries will be verified. This giveaway isn't sponsored in any way. Good luck!


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56 comments:

  1. My family went on some fun day trips throughout NJ and PA this summer and will be doing one more at the end of the week! As usual summertime goes by way too fast!

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    1. Day trips are my favorite! Sounds like you've been having fun. I agree about summer going way too quickly, though! It's such a bummer.

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  2. Hello, I always work in Summer. I will be on Holydays next month... but I think I will not go anywhere. I cant a few years ago. Life is this way for me.
    Thank you for all!

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    1. So sorry to hear that you're working all summer. I still hope you're having a good one even though you're not going anywhere.

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  3. My summer has been okay. Saw Daughtry and Nickelback in concert, went to a wedding and also attended a couple of parties.

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    1. That sounds so fun! I bet they're both great in concert!

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  4. I'm sorry to hear your summer has been a struggle. I hope that the new diagnosis will lead to some new strategies that might make you more comfortable. Pain is a terrible distraction from everything we want to enjoy!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly. I appreciate your kind words. I hope it will start making me feel better soon!

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  5. This summer I had surgery, so didn't get to do a lot. I did start a nursing school course and ended up getting an A though, so that was definitely a highlight!

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    1. Oh no! It sounds like you've had a very busy summer. Congrats on your A! That's so awesome. I hope you're healing well from your surgery.

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  6. Great summer even though the weather hasn't been the best. Went out of town to visit family and get more wedding stuff. Hope you have had a great summer.

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    1. Has it been stormy? It's been kind of weird weather-wise here, too.

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  7. I follow you on Twitter and goofed with my entry above my Twitter name is @clerk79

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  8. So far I have had a great summer started off going to Punta Cana with a group of friends. Went camping with our children and grandchildren had many cookouts and fires in the back yard. Now we are getting ready for the birth of our 5th grandchild it's a boy baby Greyson will be here on the 18th of Sept. Great memories of summer 2017.

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    1. WOW, sounds like you have had a really great summer! I'm glad you've gotten to make some really awesome memories and hope you many more to come. And congrats on the new addition to the family! I love the name Greyson!

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  9. These products look like so good ☺ thank you for this amazing opportunity 😊

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  10. It is raining quite heavily in my country this summer with floods.
    This is the time the Hindu festival season starts , so everyone fasts , shop literally till they drop, cook dishes and visit each other
    I feel bad reading abt your recent diagnosis - hope you feel better
    Feel you should take rest & not pressurize yourself reg. declaring these results early, etc....plz take your time

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    1. I'm sorry to hear your country is flooding. I hope you're staying safe! Is it common to have a lot of rain this time of year?

      I don't know much about Hinduism but I'm so interested in hearing more about it. It sounds like Festival Season is very exciting.

      And thank you so much for your kind comments. I promise I'll take it easy. Thank you!

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  11. Summer here(for me) means buying raw green mangoes, cutting them , mising it with red chilli powder + mustard oil + crushed rye and making home-made pickle :)
    I make mixed veg pickles too using carrots+turnips+lemons+green chillies
    Tried my hand at making sun dried tomatoes but failed miserably

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    1. It sounds like you're a great cook! That sounds yummy! Thank you so much for sharing, Jayanthi!

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  12. We do a couple of day trips to Busch Gardens in Florida.

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    1. Awesome! That sounds like a lot of fun! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Sorry to hear your summer has been so challenging! Mine has been very work-heavy -- I went back to working full-time in June, ended up leaving that job for a different position in July + have been there since. Plus, I'm still doing some freelancing AND working the part-time job I've had for the last year or so...which adds up to a lot of hours of work! Hoping I'll have figured out a better rhythm by the fall:)

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    1. Thank you, Caitie. Sounds like you've been super busy! I hope you're enjoying your work, though. That really makes all the difference!

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  14. My summer has been good. We have been very busy enjoying the warmer weather. Lots of goof times at the beach.

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    1. That's great! I'm glad you're enjoying summer!

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  15. It's been a rather dull summer this year. No chance to go off on a trip. Just business as usual. Maybe next year will be exciting.

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    1. Sorry to hear your summer has been boring but thanks so much for sharing. Good luck!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway!)
    I hope you feel better soon!
    My summer was not so interesting as I thought it would be,) but still it has been pretty good.

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    1. I'm glad to hear it's been good even if it hasn't been as exciting as you thought it would be. Thanks for sharing! Good luck, Irina!

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  17. Mi verano va muy bien,playa,piscina,terrazas,fiestas!!Aún me queda lo mejor!!

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    1. That sounds so great! Perfect summer! :)

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  18. My summer has been pretty good! The weather has been gorgeous, so I've been enjoying many days on our deck reading and watching the birdies. My hubby just had 12 days off and we did several little day trips as well as a picnic. Plus we spent some time with family. I really don't want summer to end! lol I hope that you feel better really soon Kassie. :) xo

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda! I appreciate it so much.

      And I'm right there with you. I get so bummed when summer ends. It sounds like you're having a really good one! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. One of the highlights for me this summer was attending a play reading of a full length professional play my daughter wrote. It's the first step in getting the play produced but it's a start!

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    1. That is so incredible, Susan! That's such a great accomplishment! That you so much for sharing!

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  20. My summer has been a bit busy with lots of appointments to get done and work on my home. We did get to visit a lovely town on Long Island, see a museum and do some shopping.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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    1. It does sounds like you've been busy but I'm glad to hear you've still been having some fun!

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  21. Hi,
    while all my colleagues where somewhere at the beach I was the one working at the office... :-(
    But at least we spent some lovely and even relaxed days in London.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that but at least your got to have a little bit of fun in London! I've never been but would like to one day.

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  22. My summer was perfect because I've found a new job! :)

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  23. I had a great summer, Kassie!I live in a greek village by the sea, so I was enjoying the sun and the beach every day of the summer! Kisses!

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    1. That sounds amazing! I am so jealous! I've always wanted to visit Greece but traveling just isn't for me. Thanks so much for sharing! Good luck, Natasha!

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  24. my Summer was pretty boring . No trips or parties. Love this giveaway- I have been wanting to try Garden Goddess products.

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    1. Sometimes boring isn't the worst thing, though, in my opinion. Thanks so much for entering and sharing. Good luck!

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  25. I grew vegetables for the first time this summer - from seed!!! I have a nice crop of tomatoes and chillies atm :D

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    1. That is SO cool! I've been wanting to start a little garden myself. Thanks for sharing and good luck!

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  26. This summer we planted more milkweed plants in our garden for our Monarch butterflies to enjoy. We keep adding nectar plants as well it is looking pretty great this summer.

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    1. That is so awesome. For some reason we have had a ton of butterflies and dragonflies around our property lately and I have been enjoying watching them so much. They're kind of magical, aren't they? Thanks so much for sharing and entering. Good luck!

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  27. My summer has been pretty good so far. I say so far because here in Northern CA September and October tend to be our hottest months, so summer is just beginning for me. I've been working a lot, but I managed 2 little trips (one for 3 days and one for 4) and have been swimming a handful of times.

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    1. I'm in Southern Oregon, probably not that far away from you, so I totally understand. Little trips are my favorite kind. Sounds like you've been having a good time. Thanks for sharing and entering!

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  28. My summer was pretty quiet until I got rear ended in car accident by a guy who fell asleep and hit me. Now all my health issues are flared up and in lots of pain, and worried for my job as I had to go down to half days. Winning this would so cheer me up. ( new reader here, found you through honeybee gardens site) .

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    1. OH NO! I am so sorry to hear that, Serena. I have no words. Thank you for sharing and again, I am so sorry to hear this.

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  29. My summer was so busy. My girls and I did something every single day. From swimming to camps.

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