I failed to mention that something pretty cool happened at the end of 2017.
I WON A GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM!
After a perfectly shitty year, I won a prize.
I won a selection of Oprah’s favorite things… and it got lost in the mail.
I kid you not. I won something and it never arrived. I’m convinced that someone put a curse on me that lasted all of 2017.
The marketing team who put the giveaway together has been super helpful and each vendor sent replacements individually. It was actually pretty fun to get everything in pieces. It was like Christmas every day for a while. I don’t think I would have examined and appreciated it all as much if it had come all in one box. I probably would have been overwhelmed.
The Peepers arrived first and I thought it would just be one pair. No. They sent 9 pairs of sunglasses. NINE PAIRS OF SUNGLASSES! I have 1 (one) face. That’s a lot of sunglasses. They are all really cool and I love that they are polarized.
Because no one human should have 9 pairs of sunglasses, I have enjoyed sharing them with coworkers, friends and family. I have had fun watching them all be tried on and how happy it makes everyone to get a new little something special.
Next came this incredibly beautiful laquered jewelry box from Brouke & Co.
I already had a great jewelry box from the Container Store that I purchased earlier in the year, but this one has become is my favorite.
I’m totally going to be giving these jewelry boxes as gifts to friends for birthdays and special occasions. AWESOME GIFT!
I was overwhelmed again when the jewelry from Violet & Brooks arrived. Again, I didn’t realize I would get everything that was in the giveaway picture. I thought it would just be one piece. They sent a Necklace, 3 sets of statement earrings, and a darling cushion full of stud pairs.
I love how light weight they all are.
About a week passed before the next package arrived filled with items from My Tag Alongs. I’m pretty OCD so of course I am in love with the cord pouches. Two thumbs way up!
I particularly love the rose gold tone of the items. It’s different and really cool.
The last item to arrive was Neely & Chloe’s market tote. It arrived about two months after I won the drawing and it was well worth the wait. It’s beautiful! It’s also big enough to hold a file folder and my computer so it has now officially taken over duty as my work bag.
The color is better than it appears in the photo. It will really go with anything and everything. The straps are long enough to really grab your shoulder, but not too long to be annoying. It’s really a great bag and I’m absolutely in love with it.
Oprah really knows what’s up. I don’t think I have ever been given or purchased anything from her lists before so this was really cool. I’ll certainly be paying more attention to her annual lists moving forward.
I feel so blessed (I really mean it) that these brands would send a stranger so much for free… twice (Thanks US Postal Service). After going through so much last year, I can’t tell you how much it picked me up to know that I had won something. It was inexplicably empowering. In true southern form, thank you notes have been sent to all.