Thursday, January 15, 2009

January Giveaway

This month's giveaway comes from one of my favourite stores in the little town of Canmore, Alberta. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Canmore is a wonderful place to escape any time of the year. Until we moved 4 months ago, Canmore was just an hour's drive for us. I miss that. The store "O' Canada Soapworks" specializes in handmade soaps and other bath products. If you win the draw this month, you will receive one package of 'Cold and Flu' Mineral Bath Salt Soak and a bar of their 'Cocoa Butter Cream' soap. With the flu being so prevalent during the winter months, I thought someone could definitely find use for the Cold and Flu bath salts. (Not that I'm wishing a cold or the flu on anyone!) The soap is so wonderful! It's the only thing I'm able to use on my kids to keep them from itching their skin off when they get out of the bath or shower. If you get addicted to it, you can always order on-line!

To be entered into the draw, here's what I need from you. Leave a comment and tell me about the nicest thing anyone ever did for you while you were sick with a cold or flu! It's that easy! So, count your blessings and let me hear from you! I will make the draw on January 25th.

10 comments:

Emily Jennings said...

Oooh! LOVE your giveaway.

I think the nicest thing I can think of is when I had a terrible sinus infection when I was pregnant with Silas. It was my first ever sinus infection and I was miserable. Jody rented 24, the first season and we watched it together. We became totally addicted to that show.

carogonza said...

I was very sick and my co-workers did he nicest thing for me. Not only did they send me flowers but they actually came to my house and cleaned it and made us food for a few days. They are the best.

Miriam said...

What a fantastic idea, Peggy!

Seeing as I spent the first 2 years in Calgary sick almost all the time, I should have lots of stories. But the one that comes to mind was when I had a terrible sinus infection. I went to bed one Sunday afternoon for a nap and when I woke up, there was a cup of warm tea and 2 notes from my stepdaughters beside it, telling me that they loved me and hoped I felt well quickly. I still have those notes in a special box in the closet ... and I look at them often.

Nadine said...

Cool idea!
Been sick quiet a bit these last 4 years...but I can always count on my girlies to take over for me..She puts me to bed and doesn't allow me to come out until I am all better...even checks on me to make sure I am alive and bring me water and toast...
Hubby has even been known to not go to work to stay home and take care of me...After my surgery last year everyone pitched in so I could rest and heal...

Becky said...

Peggy, this is Becky Stonecipher Beckham from Life Action. I just found your blog through Mandy New's blog. (I think, you know how that linking goes...) Anyway, it's so good to "find" you. I can't wait to catch up on your life. What a beautiful family you have! I was jsut looking at the pictures of us doing your hair and make-up in staff training. My, how time flies!

markay714 said...

Since I won last month, obviously I'm ineligible but I love to think of my wonderful friend, Stella, and her cheese grits. Its almost worth getting sick because she'll make me cheese grits. I never make them for myself because they have a little more fat and calories than things I like to have in the house, but it sure is great to get a treat when I'm sick!

geisme said...

The nicest thing any one ever did for me was make me chicken noodle soup. Well, okay, I've been blessed several times. The hubby will let me sleep as much as possible, keeping the girls from bothering me.
I'll have to go check out the website when I have more time- I'm totally a bath & body works person.

Kerry Shealy said...

My little guy Franklin was constantly in my room making sure I had water to drink and asking if I needed anything. A little sweetheart!

E.M. Phillips said...

Peggy,
One fluey Christmas I was feeling far away from my family in South Africa (in particular, from my mom's homemade chicken soup which cures ALL illness: physical, emotional and, I'm almost positive, spiritual too). On the phone I asked my little sister to do me a special favour. She readily agreed, and in less than two weeks I received a splendid parcel of postcards from at least a dozen of my friends and relations, all wishing me well! One postcard even had real beach sand enclosed in a plastic pouch; another had a snippet of ostrich egg shell. Needless to say, just the thought of all those handwritten notes from faraway loved ones had me right as rain in no time at all! (I highly recommend this practice.) I now have the postcards stuck up on the wall of our passageway, surrounding the door to my office, as a reminder of one of the nicest things my sister's ever done to make me feel better.

Jen said...

Let's see. I don't get sick that often, but when I do get sick, I go all out. Once Jake and I were in Pigeon Forge for a weekend and I got very sick in the middle of the night so he had to help me clean myself up and then spent the entire next day driving around a strange town looking for a doctor who would see me. We never found anyone, but we paid big bucks for some pepto and gatorade at some dumpy drugstore. I somehow managed to make the 4 1/2 hour trip home without getting sick again. I think it was food poisoning.