Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My First Giveaway

Haven couldn't resist poking her cute little head in the picture.

Well, here it goes. My first giveaway. My readership is far from huge so, whoever you are, you have a pretty good chance. The goodies come from one of my very favorite stores: Fruits and Passions. Their stuff is fabulous. How about a picture of the fun stuff you could win?!

Included are: a set of Orange Cantaloup (their spelling--not mine) Cream Hand Soap and Rich Hand Cream; Green Tea and Orchid Fabric and Room Deodorizer (my favorite); and a gift set of some other goodies (Protection Brillance--again, not my spelling--Shampoo and Conditioner, Monoi Nourishing Milk, Manoi Nourishing Hair Mask, Manoi Nourishing Lip Butter, Energizing Leg Gel, and Manoi Gold Body Shimmer). I haven't tried everything--yet--but the Manoi scent is amazing.

I have praised Fruits and Passions in blogs past (here) and, as a result, have a fun story to share. While visiting the store in June, my kids and I browsed and bought a few things. We had a good time visiting with the employees and learning about some of the new stuff. The next day I received a phone call. It was the manager of Fruits and Passions. Oddly enough she wanted to know if I had a blog. I said, yes, of course, and she proceeded to explain herself. She said that she had recently attended an international Fruits and Passions meeting and that my blog had been part of a presentation of some sort. Knowing that it was her store I had visited, she was curious to see the blog for herself and had requested that their corporate office give her my site address. She received it the morning after we had been in the store and immediately recognized the pictures of my kids on my blog as the same kids who had been in the previous night. We had a very nice chat and she told me that she was honored that I loved their store and had posted about it. She also sent me a box of some free stuff (another HUGE reason I continue to love Fruits and Passions). Thanks again!

The only embarrassing part of the conversation (and, knowing me, there had to be one of those) came when she asked me if I knew who had helped me on the day I blogged about. It was then that I realized that I had written about an employee who--although very nice--stumbled a bit in the customer service department. (Again, read here for the full story.) I had completely forgotten about that portion of the post and felt more than a little embarrassed. I assured her, however, that it didn't diminish my love of the store in any way.

Back to the giveaway part of this post. It's great stuff--some of my favorites. All you have to do is leave a comment--any comment--before midnight on Monday, September 15. The winner will be picked RANDOMLY and I will announce who it is September 16. Good luck! I wish I could win!

31 comments:

Aivaz Family said...

I love you Jenn. You are so fun. Fruits and Passions is the best!!

Jaime Stephens said...

How fun that you are having a giveaway, and that is a funny story.. Those shirts on your post below are so funny.

Jessica said...

I'm pretty excited to go to this store. I have never heard of it other than on your blog. Also, pick me! Pick me!

Natalie said...

If you don't pick your sister you will come across as a really mean person. I mean, who doesn't pick their sister?

Tawnya said...

Seriously, I would feel SO BLESSED if I won! :)

Kristen said...

You don't have to bribe me to be your friend. Apparently I do need bribes to leave a comment. Shameful I know. Love your blog!

Brooke said...

I love Fruits and Passion. I love your Blog. I love your crepes. I love YOU.

Brooke said...

P.S. September 15th is my birthday. Not that it should influence your decision at all. Then again, maybe it should. You decide.

Britain said...

Brooke is shameless.

Britain said...

That last comment was in jest and I forgot to put one of those :) things. Brooke don't hate me.

Sarah Goodsell said...

Ok now I have to go there. i want some spray for my sheets (I read your old post)

Wendy said...

Ok, that is kind of creepy that they used a post from your blog with pictures of your kids in a presentation---don't you think? I think they probably should have asked you first...And what a loser I am, I've never even heard of this stuff!

easleyfamily said...

Pick me Pick me!!! :) We are after all kindred spirits both children of the '89 :) Do they have other stores? I've only heard of it here!

Linda said...

Jenn, this is your mother! I gave birth to you and cared and nurtured you! I have always been here (and there) for you and you KNOW how excited and how happy it would make your sad, depressed mother if you picked me to have the Fruits & Passion goodies! I love you so much and I know you will pick one that is deserving of your kindness!

Chris and Karen said...

I think as the least girly Annmarie needs all the help in the smelly department that she can get. . . I guess that goes for me too.

Linda said...

Jenn, I apologize for my last comment. I sounded greedy and just not very nice. This is a nice thing you are doing (just why are you doing this?) A fun and great idea! Good luck deciding the lucky winner.

Love ya!

Seven Leavitt's said...

Free stuff rocks!

Zachariah Parry said...

Wow. Lot's of people don't get "random."

If you think getting featured in a Fruit and Passions company meeting is big time--check out my "Jenn Elison" shout-out in my latest post.

Katrina said...

That's pretty cool that they featured your blog! I've never heard of their products before. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Jenifer Pullman said...

OK. Not to be picky, but I notice that SOME PEOPLE are sneaking in TWO comments! I'm onto you guys, upping your odds all like that. I am very competitive during random contests. Game on!

Mel said...

Jenn- you should just leave a comment and choose yourself to win. :)I find no shame in that.

Sue Cahill said...

Yummy, I would love to win such a scrumptious prize!
Thanks for the chance.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Nicole said...

Goodness, it'd sure be nice to have some nicer smells than High School. Also, it looks like you have a lot of readers! This doesn't surprise me, I think you're great.

Kaylee said...

Hi, i'm Kristen's 4th grade daughter and I want to win the prize for my mom's birthday in a few weeks. Please pick me.

Lisa said...

Your mom is so funny! Now I know where you get it from. I found your blog from Bridget's blog and LOVE reading all your stories.

Thanks for letting us know about the cool new store, I'll have to check it out!

Terha said...

I haven't ever heard of that stuff but it looks fab!! Pick Me!

Diane said...

How fun! I have never heard of such a give away, but I love it! You always have the greatest tips on great finds!

Sage said...

I love you mommy!

T said...

Hey Jen, thanks for looking me up on Facebook. I have been slacking, so please forgive me. Trials have a way of making you forget about all the extras in life and make you remember to focus on the important stuff. Fortunately, I will up the ante on Monday. Yay, I am excited to re-enter the world of blogging. :). At any rate, this stuff looks fabulous, though I have never tried it. So, pick me pick me!!... lol.

Love you to pieces (and I am not just saying that!!!)
Tiffany Miller

Hacking it up said...

Oh! OHHH!!! Pick me! Pick Me!!!
I love that kind of stuff!!!

I really need to do my shopping cart book giveaway...I am a slacker...I am so ashamed...

Karalee said...

I am waiting with bated breath to find out who wins. I have to tell you I love when you review books. I am always adding them to my list of books to read when I have four minutes to myself. In motherhood that tends to never happen. You are wonderful.