Thursday, December 6, 2012

12 Days of Holiday Cheer Giveaway Day 4: Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit

Day 2 Winner Announcement: First, let me announce our winner (via of this giveaway series from Day 2. Congratulations to Olive Dani! She will receive the Smashbox Cosmetics Wish For The Perfect Pout Set. I'm still enjoying reading all of your answers to the Question of the Day. Our Day 2 Question was Tell us something that's on your Christmas/Holiday list this year! Our winner answered My list is basically just the Ciate mini set I've been seeing everyone post about.

Day 4 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer Giveaway features the Ultimate Beauty Kit from Pixi Here's a reminder of the rules: Just answer the day's question (below) and leave your eMail in the comments (or check back to see if you've won if you don't feel comfortable leaving your address. You can then eMail me at U.S. residents only, Followers only (includes Google Friend Connect, subscribers, social media followers).

Happy Holidays, from me, to you!

12 Days of Holiday Cheer Question Day 4: What’s the best thing that’s happened to you since last Christmas/Holiday Season?

My Answer: I lead a pretty boring life at his point, which looking back over the years is actually not a bad life to drama, no horror stories, very little sadness...I'm content, I'm happy, and fingers crossed that there's nothing lurking in my body (yep, I'm one of those people who gets on WebMD and self-diagnoses every ache and pain...not a good idea!), so I'm healthy. I don't really have an event to call "the best", but I'm thankful with where I am in life and that my family and I have made it through 2012 safe and sound. Of course the Mayans may have different plans for me later this month :)

(note: I personally celebrate the Christmas Holiday, but I hope my questions are able to be interpreted for whatever Holiday you celebrate, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.).

Each day's giveaway will be open for 48 hours. I know some of you subscribe via eMail and don't receive posts until a day or two later. Winners will be announced approximately 48 hours after each giveaway is posted.


  1. The best thing that happened since last year's holidays is being with my baby grandson and watching him grow. The joy and excitement over the smallest things is just the most fun and so contagious. I'm never unhappy for a minute when I look at the beautiful smiling face.

  2. The best thing that happened to me since last Christmas is graduating high school. It was such an amazing accomplishment. I was glad to be out of high school but at the same time I had soooo many amazing memories there with all my lovely friends that I didn't want to leave. It was definitely bittersweet. :)

    My email is


  3. The best thing that has happened since last Christmas is watching my beautiful 1 year old niece grow up. Every new thing she does amazes me and I feel so blessed to live close enough to her that I get to see her everyday :)

    1. Oops, forgot to leave my email:

  4. I got engaged!

  5. I became an Auntie...again!

  6. I got a new puppy.
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  8. The past 2 years have been financially and emotionally devastating for me. We were almost financially ruined. A year and a half ago my brother had an extremely bad accident. His life hung in the balance for months. Last May, almost a year after the accident, he went home for the first time since the accident. I was his decision maker the whole time. My mother moved during this time and I took her dining room set. This past Thanksgiving was the first time everything was on the upswing for my family. We were all together at my house and we ate Thanksgiving dinner in my dining room and for the first time in the 16 years I am married we finally used my good china and silverware. It was the best Thanksgiving I have ever had.


  9. My husband got some good news about a potential health issue.

    drfkpm @

  10. I've had a really rough year, but the best thing has been being able to reconnect and live near family and my best friends again.

  11. I had a year of ups and downs, but looking back on it, I have grown a lot and I am thankful for that.


  12. The best thing was graduating with my masters.

  13. Hmm that's a good question. A year is quite long to accumulate exciting stories. I think one of the most exciting is when I got to work on a silent film with an amazing filmmaker. Also, getting to work with my now professor Vivia Font is also incredible. She makes me want to try harder and work harder.

    email: ariannecruz07 at

  14. The best thing thats happened in 2012 is probably getting back in touch with someone I had known since elementary. We do everything together now!

  15. We welcomed our baby daughter into the world. She has been such a blessing to our family and I am simply in awe of the relationship that I get to see her and our son have. She is such a joy and I feel so lucky to be her mommy.
    email: staceyrturner {at} gmail {dot}{com}

  16. I got married...definitely the best thing since last Christmas!

  17. I would have to say that the best thing is that my hubby and I have made the huge decision that our area just isn't working for us and we are going to move out-of-state. It's a huge, scary, exciting thing but I can't wait!


  18. I got my first brand new car this year! I have been driving junkers for so long that it seems like such a luxury.
    lisa.welding [at]

  19. The best thing that happened is because of the worst thing - one of my sisters was terribly injured during Superstorm Sandy when a tree fell on her. She broke both ankles - one a compound fracture, a femur, hip, scapula, wrist, 3 ribs, and 10 bones in her back. She spent 16 days in the ICU and is now in a rehab facility. She has a long and hard time ahead of her but we are all thankful that she's alive. I call her the Miracle Babe.
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

  20. I actually had a really great year! I accomplished many of my goals:

    My dog, Nikki, and I became a Certified Therapy Dog Team and began visiting two hospitals.

    I pushed myself to go up 4 Certification Levels for my job (Tax Professional with H&R Block).

    I had a very successful fundraising campaign for the American Cancer Society.

    I started my Nail Blog.

    Lots of hard work but it all paid off.

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  22. The best thing that has happened to me since last Christmas is having my sister and her family come to my house for Thanksgiving. It was so much fun!
    I follow you on twitter @amylou61

  23. The best things that have happened to me since last Christmas/Holiday Season was figuring out what I wanted to do in life, making friends, and achieving goals I had set for myself :) thank you! GFC follower: elle.