Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.

Bright copper kettles and warms wooly mittens.

Brown paper packages probably full of pajama jeans, zombie apocalypse army guys, Moroccan oil, and fake animal heads…

These are a few of my favorite things.

Two days until I’m “feeling 32,” which I assume will not involve “falling in love with strangers” or “ditching the scene,” unless by “strangers” you mean the Schwan’s guy bringing me orange push-ups and by “ditching the scene” you mean going to bed by 10pm after too many Straw-Ber-Ritas.

But, before all that happens, I’d like to jump head first into what has become a birthday tradition… My Favorite Things Giveaway. If you were to ask me a few years ago if it was better to give that receive, I would have been like, totally, but what I would have meant was, well this fucking blows. But, the truth is, sharing my favorite things with you is my new favorite thing. How ironically evolved am I right now!?

So this year I am giving you a chance to win the three items that are currently making me infinitely happy.

Plus Size Bikini

A Lands’ End Swim Suit. As we all know, finding a swim suit is brutal and better done drunk on an empty stomach, but embracing the bikini this year has been liberating, and I want to share that with you, so Lands’ End and I are giving you a $100 gift certificate to buy the swim suit of your dreams this summer! You can start mentally shopping for yours here.


A POPSUGAR Subscription. Confession: There is almost nothing as fun as getting something in the mail. Like, I hope actual mail never becomes extinct, because while I don’t know how much stamps cost or enjoy the taste of envelops, getting a package or something that’s not a late utility bill in my mailbox totally makes me feel pretty. Getting a box of goodies each month from POPSUGAR is like Christmas morning only better, because I don’t actually have to buy my own gifts! So in the spirit of giving, I’m going to give you a three month subscription to my latest mail addiction. You can oogle POPSUGAR for yourself here.

Faux Moosehead

A Faux Moose Head. Yes, the moose head. You didn’t think I’d giveaway all my absolutely favorite things and not include the twin to my beloved moose, Kyle, did you? This remains one of the most asked about pieces in my home, and once again I am offering up a faux modern mose head in the color of your choice from my go-to moose head-ary, Etsy. This gift comes with a catch though, if you win it, you must tell me what you name it, what color you pick and send me a picture. I love seeing them thrive in their home environments.

From now until my birthday on Sunday, you can enter to win one of these quirky awesome items, and all you have to do is leave me a comment about your favorite things, which item you love the most, or simply leave a birthday wish.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

This giveaway runs through Sunday only, ending Sunday April 28th at 11pm EST. One (1) winner will be randomly selected to win each item, making three (3) winners total, and the prizes delivered upon confirmation of winning.  You must reply to me within 24 hours, or a new winner will be drawn. You may leave as many comments as you want, make sure you use a valid email address.

—This contest has ended, congrats Tammi, AmberLee and Sarah P.!—

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