Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 19 Give Away !


So it's day 19! My day for the giveaway! Let me first thank Tina over at Living without Sofia and Ellie for allowing me to participate in this years giveaways.


I must say ever since this began I have thought about what I wanted to do and had so many Ideas running through my head. I popped on to other participants pages to see what they were doing to maybe help me decide which only added to the thoughts that I had because some have been very different. So then I sat and thought and thought and thought then worried that what I wanted to do wouldn't really be something somebody wanted or would like or that it was too simple. So then I thought some more and some more and realized that it's gonna be good because it's from my heart. So here goes :


As mommies to angels we often get so caught up in our grief (rightly so) and missing what we once had that we often forget to be good to ourselves. We hurt at moments so badly that we wish we could get away "Just for a moment". Not to forget our children but just a moment away from the hurt and from the pain. And even months , days or even years later we find ourselves caught up in a dip on this roller coaster that is a life with loss. Sometimes we just want and need to get away from that reality. For me I like to get away with a good book . I like to set a nice atmosphere, candles, something to drink or snack on and as I said a good book . So In thinking of this I decided to put together a small getaway package:




Because sometimes you don't wanna get out of your pj's it's a comfy robe, candle and wine glass. I figured hey you might as well be comfortable as you get away right ?




There's also a wine glass that I thought was just too cute. The name of the glass is "Shopaholic Too" and of course we all know that sometimes you just gotta shop to get away. And there is also a scented candle with the wording "Enjoy Life's Little Pleasures" which I believe this journey has taught many of us to do.






On the bottom of the glass is a recipe for a drink. Whoever gets this just let me know how it tastes if you try it ;O)





So in order to win all you have to do is be a baby loss mom and leave a comment telling me what you like to do to get away and also leave the title of a book you'd love to get away with because I will get that and add it to your package also :O) I will close out this give away on Midnight Dec 20th and announce the winner Dec 21st. Also please leave a link to your blog so that I may come and visit!

15 comments:

Tina said...

I LOVE this idea! It is wonderful!!! Just about a month after I had my girls, was my birthday. We went out with friends and really had a great time. It felt good to act normal for a night and not be tucked away in my home with tears running down my face. Today I am in a much different place, maybe a place of acceptance and I have found ways to include my girls in my daily life. I don't feel a need to have an escape, although I do enjoy a good glass of wine!! And as far as a book...I have NO TIME to read!!! Unless it's a childrens book to my kids! Thanks so much for being a part of this!!! xx

B Ray said...

Thank you for this giveaway. My loss was only a 5 weeks and 3 days ago. It is all still fresh. I've been preparing to do scrapbooking and making origami roses. I also love to read. Any book would great. I love reading what other people read. Hope I win.

My blog address is braythoughts.blogspot.com

Deanna said...

This is such a cute idea! I escape once in a while and it is usually by submerging myself into River's Rally and plowing through a to-do list in his memory. This is very therapeutic to me! Although I am often accused of not taking "me" time often enough.

My next book to read is Blue Nights by Joan Didion. I've heard it is good. Just need to find time to read it!

My blog address is http://riverdaniel-foreverourangel.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

I love your idea for sharing and your giveaway is very thoughtful. I'm sorry for your losses and I'm rejoicing that so far the baby you're carrying is healthy and things are going well. I'm just over two years out from our George's death. Right after he died I used to go in the shower and cry and cry and cry because I discovered that the older children and my husband wouldn't hear me and get worried. After a few months everyone wanted me to be happier and that was when it was really hitting me as the shock wore off. I found the blm blogs and then meeting real life blms to be my escape and support since then - more the real life ladies in the last year. I don't have a book on my must-read list right now so anything would be interesting. I will share that we are reading When Life Doesn't Go Your Way by Katrina J. Zeno in our little book club right now. It's really, really, really amazing - full of true understanding about pain and disappointment (you can tell she's had her own agony) and lots of scripture and new ways of looking at things to help us through bad times. I blog at www.busyhandsbc.blogspot.com

Jen said...

What a great idea! A book that I'd like to get away with is any of the Lord John books by Diana Gabaldon :)

My blog is www.lilyangelinesmommy.blogspot.com

Teresa Farmer said...

What an amazing idea. I love to workout to get my mind off of things and I feel rejuvenated. I like to read self help books. I hope I win!

Amber Roseberry said...

This is so cute! To get away I like to run myself a nice hot bath and read. I'm an amateur photographer so I like to read anything about photography.

My blog: http://believe061710.blogspot.com/

Bree said...

What a sweet giveaway. You can tell you put so much thought into your gift. When I need some time for myself, I enjoy bubble baths, trips to Starbucks, or a spa day (which is a rarity nowadays). I would love to read the book The Help. Merry Christmas, Shandrea!

Sarah said...

What a great idea for a giveaway! I have the perfect wine to go in that glass!

To get away, I dive into a good book. Patricia Cornwell has been my fave author for as long as i can remember. I really do get lost in her books, and time just disappears! Her new book "Red Mist" is on my reading list. I re-read all her books leading up to the release of a new title.

53hoursofjoy-pwn-bfn.blogspot.com

lost--for--words said...

Oh what a beautiful giveaway! I seriously got tears in my eyes reading your words about us mamas getting so lost in our grief that we forget what it's like to just relax for a few moments. I have definately had one of those days today. Lost in grief, and hecticness of life. Sometimes the combination of it all is just too much.
I'm not even sure what book I would like to read. I haven't read a book in such a long time. I struggle to find "me" time to do kind things for myself. I will have to think about a book....

Alissa said...

This is an incredible idea...and extremely thoughtful! I think my favorite getaway has been to Galena, IL for girls weekends. There are times when just being with friends who have always been there for you is exactly what you need. <3 Plus, I have taken an extra-special liking (although expensive) to seeing musicals. It's nice to forget what's going on in the world even for a little while. Sending big hugs to you this holiday season, Shandrea. <3 (By the way, I have no idea on what book I would want to read right now. Probably something by Jodi Picoult.)

Jessica said...

What a truly thoughtful giveaway! Thank you so very much! <3 To get away I like to take a nice hot bath and read a book. For a book I would love to read Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (I love the series and am behind on reading it!) Thank you again so much for the giveaway! <3

Sarita Boyette said...

What a neat idea! I love to escape into my own world with a book. I love Christmas novels this time of year. I have also been wanting to read Water For Elephants.
I'm so sorry for your losses - my loss journey is recorded on http://ourperfectrose.blogspot.com/
Thank you for having a giveaway!

Holly said...

Love it! :) I would like to read One Thousand Gifts or What Women Fear

Karin said...

Shandrea, this is such a great idea!!

I always have so many books on my to-be-read list, and these two come to mind: Dreams of Joy by Lisa See and Midwives by Chris Bohjalian.

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