A Few of My Favorite Things birthday giveaway

PhotobucketIn case you missed it, tomorrow is my birthday!!!

I probably wouldn’t be nearly as excited about that fact if I didn’t know I was turning 29 again.  Oh, yeah…being able to choose your age & stick with a number you like definitely rocks!

And as I’ve done for the past few years, I’m going to drag everybody into my birthday celebration by giving away A Few of My Favorite Things.

“A Few of My Favorite Things” Giveaway


This year’s giveaway includes:

  Too Soon for a Mid-Life Crisis by Rowan Barnes-Murphy

  Overboard on DVD

  “I believe in old friends & new shoes” ceramic wall plaque

  A Reader’s Journal

  A Pink Cookie foot care set (grape scented!)

  An empty “Take a Bite” bakery box.  (Kidding!  Before I mail everything, this will actually be filled with Scotchies, one of my very favorite cookies that I will make with my own little hands just for one lucky winner!)

To enter this “A Few of My Favorite Things” giveaway, leave a comment to today’s post that includes a list of a few of your own favorite things!

U.S. residents only for the prize, though everyone is welcome to share their list of faves.

Winner will be announced during our Happy Sunday post on Sunday, November 13th.  As usual, winner is responsible for contacting me with her mailing information—i.e. I will not be contacting you, so be sure to check back or you might not even know you won!  (If prize isn’t claimed within 14 days, another name may be drawn or I’ll keep these favorite things for myself.)


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  1. Debra G says:

    My favorite things include dragons and unicorns. Nesting Dolls, Judge Judy and of course anything science.

    • Heidi says:

      I love dragons, too! And Judge Judy. *G*

      And congrats on snagging our very special birthday edition “First Commentor Award” today—the Happy Cupcake! :fangsmiley

  2. Laura J. says:

    Bradley C, Chris C., Bradley C., Alexander S., Bradley C, Chris P., Bradley C, Gerard B., Bradley C., Clive O., Bradley C., my family, Bradley C, my friends, Bradley C., reading,, Bradley C., Zaxby’s, Bradley C., my pets, Bradley C.

  3. Amy S. says:

    My fave things are books, Jeopardy, Adam Sandler, peanut butter cookies, and my family and friends.

    • Heidi says:

      Bonus points to Amy for naming books as her very first Fave Thing. :vamp

      And pb cookies…any particular kind? Nutter Butters? Homemade? W/ choc chips? Mmmmm, peanut butter… :bat

  4. CrystalGB says:

    Happy Birthday Heidi. My favorite things are books, candles, lotions, and good movies.

  5. Kathleen O says:

    Happy Birthday… :coffin2
    My favourite things include. a good book, chocolates and George Clooney…

  6. kris says:

    my favorite things include, in no particular order: brownies, puppies, smokin hot man-chest, pizza, and reading. 😛

  7. Bobbi says:

    Some of my favorite things: (other than my husband, kids & friends, of course) good books, great writing, red shoes & fountain pens. (I was tempted to put raindrops on roses…) Happy birthday, Heidi. You’re an inspiration. :o)

  8. Lisa Filipe says:


    Well PIGS….I have quite the collection, from huge paisley ceramics to a three foot Piglet.

    Books…..Mostly Romance, my husband says he is NOT getting me another bookshelf!!

    Baking Treats….Love baking yummies to fill Happy Bellys!!

    I can go on and on…..but I think that is enough for now!!

    Happy Birthday Heidi….I will be 30 in March. I am still debating if I should stay 29 forever!!


  9. Jen Cryblskey says:

    :dancingbat Happy Happy Birthday to my Favorite Author!!

    My favorite things (in no particular order) My Hubby, Kids, Cats, Friends and Family. Books, movies (Labyrinth is my all time fave), running, red wine, knitting and crochet, painting, cooking and baking, my Iphone and Ipad.

  10. Mary Kirkland says:

    Happy Birthday, Heidi! Looks like someone is feeling better. 🙂

    Some of my favorite things are reading a good book, rats, chocolate truffles..and not those phoney balogney Lindor Truffles… I want a chocolate truffle that’s so rich you can’t possibly eat another one for an hour. And, baby rat faces, Ian Somerhalder, gum balls *yeah I love um*, music, and a good cup of tea.

  11. carole says:

    Happy Birthday! My favorite things are a good book-one of yours or one of my many favorite authors,chocolate, and spending time with friends and my 2 kids. I’m going thru a divorce but like to be with someone who treats me nice, I have a few cowboys they too are my favorite-were just friends.I like rodeo’s and I want to learn how to ride a horse!

  12. crystal adkins says:

    :elvira Happy Birthday tomorrow!!!!
    A few of my favorite things are, The Vampire Diaries, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, my children, my husband, and white and dark chocolate covered popcorn!!! 🙂

  13. Chris Bails says:

    You are a new author for me. Just got one of your books the other day and one in ebook form. They are in my TBR pile and coming closer to the top. Love your favorite things. Overboard is one of my fav Goldie Hawn movies. Everytime it comes on basic cable I have to watch it. Kurt Russell was hot in this movie and still is. Thanks for the giveaway and hope you have a wonderful bday. Thanks for the chance to win. Would be a wonderful prize to win.

    • Heidi says:

      Yay! I’m so glad you’re giving my books a change, Chris—I hope you enjoy them! It’s great to have you join us here, too…hope to see more of you!

      Overboard is one of my all-time faves, too! I swear I have it memorized. So many good lines, it’s crazy…

      Twin! Oh, Twin! … I didn’t marry very well, did I?

      :lol :lol :lol

  14. LeeAnn Pratt says:

    My favorite things /people are Mark Harmon..HELLO!, Kurt Russell, Overboard, mint chocolate chip ice cream, Pride and Predjudice w/ Colin Firth…:) reading…reading…reading and my family. Not necc in that order….:) :tada

  15. Michele Benard says:

    Happy early 29th birthday though you dint look a day over 22!

    Some of my favorite things

    My nook I live being able to buy a book and not having to drive an hour to the book store

    Chai tea yummy

    And my new fav movie Something borrowed

    And finally Harry and David chocolate covered bing cherries

    • Heidi says:

      Hey, there—extra super-duper bonus points to Michele for saying I don’t look a day over 22. That’s the spirit! :showgirl

  16. Leah says:

    A few of my favorite things would be:

    Any romance novel with a cup of hot cocoa, family, friends, chocolate chip cookies, my Ipod, Mocha almond fudge ice cream, and I can’t leave out any Vampire movies lol.

    Happy Birthday Heidi hope all goes well for you and you have a wonderful day.


  17. ShootingStarsmag says:

    Oh gosh, a few of my favorite things?

    -funny movies
    -young adult books
    -anything chocolate !!!
    -drive in movies

    this emoticon- :fanglips without the fangs, it makes me think of the rocky horror picture show, which i also love

  18. Rebecca Nearing says:

    My fav things are:
    1. Snow flakes
    2. Books
    3. Snowmen
    4. My kids
    5. Tea
    6. My friends

  19. Hollie says:

    YAY!! Happy Day Before Your Birthday!!!!!

    some of my favorite things are…

    Scotchie cookies 🙂

    New socks, high heel shoes, my bed,
    YOU and LJ ,(yes even LJ!!) Mr. Bean movies, popcorn
    I just love everything today!! :dancer

    • Laura J. says:

      **note to self: 1) Talk to Santa and get Hollie’s name off the naughty list. 2) Make sure Hollie doesn’t find out “who” tipped off Santa that Hollie should be at the top of said naughty list.**

    • Heidi says:

      He he. You’re good, Hollie…very, very good. :fanglips

  20. Jane says:

    My list includes fried foods, Coke, raunchy comedies and handbags.

  21. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday Mistress Heidi! Hope you have a fabulous day & an awesome year!

    A few of my favorite things are my new favorite TV show The Big Bang Theory, the movie Top Gun and of course books 🙂

    Thanks Heidi!


  22. Angie Malone says:

    Since I was lucky enough to win a copy of Must Love Vampires, which I LOVED, I will disqualify myself from the contest but I wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Guessing from my twitter feed today that you are feeling better, which is AWESOME! Hope you get all of your favorite things! Some of my favs are my Kindle, warm weather, the PBR, football and Glee!

    Enjoy your day tomorrow!

  23. Diane Sallans says:

    Happy Birthday (tomorrow)! I was 29 for a few years, then 39 for a few more. I’m now holding at 49 (the next generation keeps creeping up on me). Some of my favorite things are:
    – books with HEA’s
    – dark chocolate
    – hand creme (current favorite Arbonne FC5 w/kiwi extracts)
    – Breyers Raspberry w/chocolate chunks ice cream
    – Sunny days without humidity


  24. Leni says:

    A few of my favorite things ( I feel like Oprah) :fanglips

    Cardigans, robes, cakes, candy, cookies, and just about any dessert. Romance books, old movies along with imports, and american standards sung by Sinatra, and big band classics. :showgirl

  25. Cathy Ward says:

    Happy Birthday!

    I love books, my Kindle, free books for my Kindle,
    my sister and the rest of the family,
    pajamas, my rescue doggy, coffee ice cream especially with hot fudge sauce, chocolate cake,
    birds singing…. I could go on and on and on. LOL


  26. Cheryl S. says:

    A few of my favorite things would be the change of seasons, spending time with my family, curled up in bed with a good book on a rainy day, a season’s worth of my favorite tv shows on dvd, dropping by “The Dungeon” & reading all the comments that make a bad day better and a good day even that much better.

  27. Shadow says:

    Happy Birthday! Some of my favorite things: Books of course!, chocolate chip cookies, Pride and Prejudice DVD, computer, fairies, and tons of other things. lol

  28. Patty says:

    :eyeseeyou well since my birthday month is the same of yours,
    November would be a favorite thing
    books of course
    my son
    my hubby and of course
    my friends.

  29. Heidi says:

    Okay, you guys are not only making me HUNGRY, but making me think, “Oooh, that’s one of my favorite things, too!” The start of next year’s giveaway, perhaps? :mask

    Great lists, tho! I have oodles of fave things, too, & never seem to run out of new ones to add to the list. :dancingbat

  30. Robin D says:

    Favorite things… A good book, Judge Judy, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, brownies with cream cheese frosting, Grey’s Anatomy, puppy dogs.

    Happy 29th again!

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