March is my favorite month. Weather starts to get warmer. It’s the anniversary of Mr. A and I dating. Even more so, it’s my birthday!
I love birthdays. Love them. I always joke that I will be 90 years old, in a nursing home, and still excited about my birthday. I love the fun and the cake and the presents. Yes, presents. I KNOW it’s not about that, but it’s fun to get gifts that my loved ones thought about and put effort into.
But, this year, I’m not as excited. I don’t really know why.
It’s not a big deal number. We get to go home, and while I’m excited for that, there isn’t the level of anticipation that usually hits me on March 1st. Also, my actual birthday is a Sunday, so no real fun on the actual day.
So I thought I would do something different.
I’m giving one of YOU a birthday gift.
Yes, you wonderful readers have a chance to enter in for a giveaway from me.
So, what is in this fun little birthday basket?
First, you will get to choose between 3 different cookbooks. All focus on healthy eating, but I know people look for different things, so no point in me forcing one on you!
A. Bethenney Frankel’s The Skinnygirl Dish
B) Hungry Girl 300 under 300
C) Cooking Light Complete Cookbook
All of these look great and I’m trying to share my new ways of trying to eat healthier. (Just ignore my tweet about the DQ tonight. I AM a girl after all…)
But a birthday package of just a healthy cookbook is lame. And I don’t want to be lame.
So, to add, I will throw in a $20 gift card to:
You can use it for food for your new recipes in your new cookbook. Or if you use it on their awesome wine and dessert selection, I won’t blame you. Just tell me what you bought so I can make sure to get it next time.
If you win and aren’t close to one, we will chat and work something else out.
And because not everything should be about food, I shall throw in a…
$15 iTunes gift card!! Who doesn’t love new music? Or a movie? Or some apps for your fancy schmancy phone?
And knowing me, I might just throw in some other small treats just because…
I think it looks like a pretty awesome birthday basket. I hope you do too!
By now you are wondering how to enter this little deal. And I will make it simple for you.
All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me about your favorite birthday present/event/occasion/tradition.
You can get a bonus entry if you write a second comment with a link to your blog or Twitter account, even if I already follow you and read your blog. And if you’re new, it’s a good way for me to meet you! If you don’t have either, tell me one fun fact about yourself and we will call it even.
So you have TWO chances, but please put them as separate comments and please include an e-mail address in each so I can easily reach you!
I will use the random number generator to pick.
You have until 11:59pm Thursday March 24th to enter. No late entries will be allowed. And then, if all goes to plan, I will mail the package on Friday so the lucky winner will have their “birthday” present early next week!