Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Tuesday 10: My favourite Christmas tunes… + A Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday, kids!

I have to admit…I’m feeling rather cruddy this morning.  I seem to have come down with a dose of cold over night – sore throat, sore head, achy body, the whole nine yards.  Ugh.

But!  That’s not gonna stop the excitement on the blog today.  Today, Lena B., Actually’s Tuesday 10 is all about Favourite Holiday Songs, so I just can’t resist. 

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The holiday tunes have been rollin’ at my place for a few weeks now, and here are 10 of my favourites this time of year.

10. Christmas Day – Dido

9. There’s a New Kid In Town – Blake Shelton ft. Kelly Clarkson

8. White Christmas – Bing Crosby

7. New York City Christmas – Rob Thomas

6. O Holy Night – Martina McBride

5. What a Miracle – Gail Gavan

4. Mistletoe – Justin Bieber

3. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley ft. Martina McBride

2. Merry Christmas Baby – Bruce Springsteen

1. The Coconut Song

For those of you wondering how this got to #1 on my list… Trust me.  It’s a Christmas Eve Young family tradition, and it is amazing.  My Uncle Garry is the best.

What songs top your list of favourites??  Go link up with Lena and let us know!


Now…the fun doesn’t stop there on the blog this morning, folks.  A few weeks ago I was contacted to see if I’d be interested in running a giveaway on my blog for eos spheres.  I LOVE eos (evolution of smooth), so I jumped at the opportunity to share them with a few of my readers!

eos Alice in Wonderland Image

Introducing eos’ first ever branded collaboration - a limited edition lip balm collection inspired by the whimsy and wonder of Disney’s timeless tale, Alice in Wonderland.

Why Alice?
We wanted to choose a character that embodied our ideal ‘eos Girl’—fun, smart, stylish…and with a healthy dose of curiosity.  Alice in Wonderland has been brought back to life and reinterpreted for multiple generations, but is still a timeless tale of imagination and discovery.

Each of this collection’s Smooth Sphere Lip Balms are:
•100% natural and USDA certified organic
•Revolutionary smooth sphere applies directly on lips, so it’s more hygienic than pot lip balms
•Soft-touch, ergonomic, recyclable packaging is easy to to find in even the largest of bags
•Filled with moisturizing shea butter and jojoba oil
•Not tested on animals

Delightful Design and “Hidden” Mickey
•Sophisticated, consumer loved packaging colors inspired by the characters in Alice
•Our Spheres grew ears! Since this is our first collaboration with another brand, we thought we’d commemorate the occasion with a distinct design update: our eos ‘dimple’ grew ears! We’ve added Mickey Ears to the imprint of our Smooth Spheres to symbolize our partnership with Disney and their iconic character for this special limited edition collection.

Five of my lucky readers will be chosen at random – each winner will receive not one, but TWO! eos spheres - in these delectable Alice-inspired flavours:  Sweet Vanilla Nonsense   and Watermelon Wonderland.

I received a sample of each of the spheres, and I think they are fantastic.  I struggle with dry lips (and my tendency to pick them), and I’ve found since discovering eos that my lips are softer, smoother, and I love the non-greasy feel.

These spheres would make great stocking stuffers, or keep them and treat yourself!

So…I’m going to run this contest the “Old-School” way.  The contest starts NOW, and it will end on Monday morning at 8 AM.  How to enter?  Simply leave me a comment!  Tell me you love me.  OR tell me you love eos.  Whatever.

Easy peasy, right?

Next Monday morning, I will throw all your names in a hat and draw FIVE winners.  Contest is open to residents of Canada and the US only.

Good luck, everyone!!

Linking up also with Impulsive Addict and Shawn for Talk To Us Tuesday!



Stacy said...

woo hoo

I love you Jill
I love my minty EOS, haven't tried any other ones
I love giveaways
and...dum dee dum dum
I love to win!!!

Sarah said...

Jill - You're the best of the best, love reading your blog. I LOVE my honeysuckle honeydoo eos, it's the best. And I would love to win 2 new ones!

Lindsay said...

I love you Jilly bean! Xo

Sharon said...

Hi Jill!

I love you, your blog and lip balm!

My lips have been SOOO dry! I need EOS!

Also, the littlin' loves lip stuff to and will point to her lips and say she wants some stuff.

She's actually taken over my origninal Strawberry Balm by Lindsay!

Mandy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE EOS!!!!! My absolute favorite lip balm of all time!!! I also happen to LOVE reading your blog, I look forward to it everyday :) Pick me pick me :)

Chell said...

What an awesome giveaway! I have never tried eos... but the watermelon sounds mmmmmmmmmmm.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Of course I big puffy heart love you! ;)

Sorry you're feeling cruddy - I have the same thing going on with sore throat, sore head, achy body...not fun! Hope you feel better soon!

Loved your favorite holiday songs!

Chicago Fire’s Fake Plane Crash, Christmas Shopping, Lego Minecraft Shortage, Pony Fun, Unconventional Cards – RTT Rebel

VandyJ said...

I do love you! And would love to try Eos. The flavors sound yummy! And I might get my oldest Turbo to use one and stop picking at his lips too.

Meegan Smith said...

I love your blog, and you too of course. Have never tried eos before, would love to have them in my stocking.

Kathleen said...

Ohhhh nice to see Bruce make the list and another appearance by the great man on this blog. That performance on Conan is him at his sexiest. Love when the woman feels up his arm when he goes into the crowd.
I would put the standards like White Christmas and Blue Christmas. My favourite has to be Fairytale of New York by the Pogues (check it out if you‘ve never heard it). I also love the Phil Spector‘s Christmas album with “Baby Please Come Home“ by Darlene Love, I believe. Good stuff.
As funny as it sounds I love listening to Johnny Cash‘s gospel stuff at this time of year.

Amy said...

Jill, your blog is the first one I look for in my feed reader. Love you!

Lena B, Actually said...

I love you & EOS! I'm actually giving away this EOS set, so I'd love to win one I could keep for myself!! lol
Great list... thank you for linking up again!!!

Shannon said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE EOS!! (I've actually only ever tried the minty one and it's amazing) I love you and your blog - you're hilarious!!! PICK ME!!! :):)
Also, never heard the Blake Shelton song, I have to listen to it now!

ashley said...

Thanks for posting on FB, I haven't been onto blogger in forever! Love the Coconut song :)

Nicole said...

Ok is the Coconut song a real song or a family made song??

HickChickBritt said...

Yeah I want to know the same thing as Nicole. I have never heard of Eos before. Do they sell them in stores or just online. My step daughter would love the watermelon.
Oh and I would watch the video, but Youtube is blocked at work.

Soozle said...

Happy Holidays, lady! Enjoy! :-)


Jillian said...

I haven't tried eos yet but I have insane dry lip problems and I love your blog! Plus it was by reading your blog that I decided it was high time I got my own blog

Jo said...

Great song list! ...
ps hope you are feeling better. If not, drink some honey and cinnamon (mix with some warm water and drink about 3 x a day for 3 days) ... should fix you right up.

Stacie said...

No Mariah Carey on the holiday song list? "All I Want for Christmas is You" is the only song that actually redeems the rest of her career!!

And I do love you, even if you don't pick me!

LeeLu Creations said...

You rock! I'd love to win some EOS. I've actually never tried it but my friend swears by it. :)

Carly Ann said...

Oh, I do love Eos (and you're blog!). I have the mint eos right now and I ADORE it!

Jaime said...

Great song list! My fave - "I Wanna Hippopotamaus for Christmas." Love, love, love you and your blogs! Look forward to each and every one!

Kerry-Lynn Campbell said...

We all love you!!! Your a wonderful person! and the EOS it's pretty amazing too!!!

Traceym85 said...

I love you, eos and your blog Jill!!

Five M&Ms said...

Love reading your blog! My hubby just introduced me to EOS last week! It's awesome!

Nancy said...

Love you, love your blog, had not heard of Eos, but saw it at the Quickie last night. I could use some for sure!

Glogirl said...

I love eos! They make great lip balms!!