Celebrating me! Celebrating you! (GIVEAWAY: 2 $100 AmEx gift cards)

CONTESTS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | December 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

We are in the midst of the holidays but I made an extra effort to mark my own holiday this year, courtesy of being a Hellmann’s ambassador. I decided to have a birthday party for me. I know, and call it selfish or indulgent or just a wicked good idea but it was one of the best I had all year. The fact that I share my birthday with my spouse (I know, I think it is crazy too) makes it doubly selfish, but I was set on me time.

I roused up my favorite girlfriends who all had their kids at school to meet at my home for a chick flick, wine, lunch and laughter. It was perfect as school was our babysitter for the day and we got to just talk in grown up voices. Of course my friends were aghast I was working cooking for them, but seriously cooking is my passion so it was a pleasure. Plus I was dying to use my favorite recipe Hellmann’s recipe of spinach and goat cheese in puff pastry. It was a winner and honestly clearly why we only use Hellmann’s in my home. You definitely have to go and check out the recipe here, I swear it is easy peasy!

Here’s a picture of that recipe to make you tempted.

So we chatted, we ate, we laughed, and I think every single one of us were thinking “Why don’t we do this more often?” and I am thinking of finding another date on our calendar pretty soon. In fact I may decided, like my little girls, to start celebrating 1/2 birthdays. I love that Hellmann’s mayonnaise gave me the opportunity to choose a reason for a party, because I think that is the wonderful thing about food and how it unites us. I am a total foodie, I look forward to fabulous food and sharing food with friends has got to be one of the best ways to enjoy it. My kids were really bummed they were “not invited”. They reminded me that I was invited to their parties and I was quick to remind them that I actually cooked and cleaned at their party and did not get to indulge as a guest. They also knew several of their friends’ moms were going to be there so that did not help. Finally they did come around and my 8 year old made friendship bands with her Rainbow Loom!

Hellmann’s believes you need to enjoy food with your family too, a good reason to celebrate, or actually any reason. That is why I am glad they allow me to indulge my readers with these fabulous gifts. Goodness knows, we can all do with some indulging.

Taking time to celebrate you is so important, and I want to help. I want to give 2 my amazing readers a chance to win $100 AmEx cards each. No excuse now!

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Disclosure: I am a Hellmann’s ambassador!

 

143 Comments

  1. 1
    Mary Happymommy says:

    I would take my husband out to dinner for our 15th anniversary. Thanks and happy holidays!

  2. 2
    Tara says:

    a night out with my hubby!

  3. 3
    Maureen says:

    Groceries. What a help it would be because I do my parents hopping sometimes too.

  4. 4
    leah leitch says:

    Gifts for my kids. A night out sounds good too.

  5. 5
    alyce poalillo says:

    I would stock up on litter and food for my cats

  6. 6
    Rochel S says:

    I would use it for some new clothes!

  7. 7
    Margaret Smith says:

    I’d like to use it towards a family day. Maybe go to the movies, bowling or something fun that we can all enjoy.

  8. 8
    Lisa Brown says:

    i would smog my card with it

  9. 9
    Scott Martin says:

    I would buy shoes.

  10. 10
    Rea Liz says:

    I would probably use it on my kids!

  11. 11
    Heather G says:

    I want to book a family “babymoon” in April before baby #2 joins us in May! I’d put it towards that!

  12. 12
    Geoff K says:

    I’d use the $100 to get a special birthday gift for my mom next month, such as a Kindle Paperwhite. Thanks!

  13. 13
    Tammie Venne says:

    my daughters birthday party in march

  14. 14
    courtney b says:

    i would get clothes for my daughter

  15. 15
    Jessica To says:

    I would get some work clothes with it.

  16. 16
    Danielle D says:

    pay off some bills

  17. 17
    Kenny F says:

    “iPad Air”

  18. 18
    Jessie C. says:

    I would put it towards a laptop purchase. Happy Holidays!

  19. 19
    Elena says:

    I would buy my son a birthday gift

  20. 20
    stephanie says:

    i would buy makeup

  21. 21
    CJ Godfrey says:

    I would use it to buy a new pair of glasses!

  22. 22
    Jennifer Dunaway says:

    I’d use it for a family day out.

  23. 23
    Kelly D says:

    I would buy a juicer.

  24. 24
    Allison Downes says:

    I would use it for groceries

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  25. 25
    Brittney House says:

    I would use it for new winter clothes.

  26. 26
    Lisa says:

    I would use it towards a kitchenaid mixer!

  27. 27
    Jody Sisson says:

    I would use it for presents for my Granddaughters birthday next month.

  28. 28
    Joanna Allison says:

    I would put it towards a Kindle Fire HDX.

  29. 29
    Ann Fantom says:

    If I won, I would buy a programmable slow cooker

  30. 30
    Jennifer marie says:

    I would buy new clothes for my sons.

  31. 31
    Lorena Keech says:

    It will be our 35th anniversary soon and I’d treat the hubs to dinner.

  32. 32
    Shelley says:

    I would use it to buy some new clothes!

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  34. 34
    Kyl Neusch says:

    get some food

  35. 35
    Danielle says:

    I’d use it to buy groceries and basic everyday essentials – nothing fancy but very useful. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

  36. 36
    Ann says:

    Groceries and date nights.

  37. 37
    Julie says:

    New year shopping and cosmetics.

  38. 38
    Jason Vaughn says:

    I’d buy some board games.

  39. 39
    ginette4 says:

    I would use it for a pizza party with wings and drinks

  40. 40
    amy pugmire says:

    I would use it towards groceries and diapers.

  41. 41
    debbie says:

    I would get my son a new winter coat and boots.

  42. 42
    Ashley H says:

    I’d use it for groceries and baby supplies.

  43. 43
    T. Lawson says:

    I would use it to take my family out to dinner.

  44. 44
    Kevin E says:

    I would put it towards a family mini vacation

  45. 45
    Cynthia C says:

    I would put it toward a laptop that I need.

  46. 46
    Sheila K. says:

    I would use the card for groceries!

  47. 47
    vickie couturier says:

    id help my daughter buy diapers an food an clothes for 2 kids she took in addition to her own 2 boys

  48. 48
    Janice says:

    groceries and new clothes for my mom (and me)

  49. 49
    Kari says:

    I would use it for groceries.

  50. 50
    D Schmidt says:

    I would use it to buy new shoes for my boys.

  51. 51
    joanne major says:

    I would buy the grandkids things santa forgot to bring them

  52. 52
    C.j. says:

    I’d go shopping and then out to lunch with my friends

  53. 53
    Elizabeth says:

    I would take my husband and children out for dinner.

  54. 54
    Katherine says:

    For my New Years Eve Party

  55. 55
    carol says:

    I would buy some tops for myself

  56. 56
    Sarah S says:

    I will use the $100 to help update my wardrobe. I really need some new clothes.

  57. 57
    Jennifer B says:

    I would use it for a workout dvd set I really want from beach body

  58. 58
    Janet W. says:

    I would probably use it on shoes and clothing for my grandson!

  59. 59
    Barbara Montag says:

    I’d buy healthy groceries – thank you.

  60. 60
    clarissa says:

    some diapers, thingslike shoes for the kids

  61. 61
    Kathleen says:

    groceries

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  62. 62
    Heather Dawn says:

    I would use it to buy groceries.

  63. 63
    mickeyfan says:

    We have a special trip coming up, so this would allow us to do something extra special while there.

  64. 64
    April Brenay says:

    I would apply it towards our winter vacation!

  65. 65
    Jennifer T. says:

    I’d use it towards shoes for my kids.

  66. 66
    Carol Mclemore says:

    Take our family out for a dinner and a movie.

  67. 67
    Tabathia B says:

    I would use it get all of my girls a pair of boots

  68. 68
    Suzanne K says:

    I’d take my friends out for a nice lunch

  69. 69
    steve weber says:

    I would use it for groceries or paying bills.

  70. 70
    Stephanie Ann says:

    I’d buy some new clothes for winter!

  71. 71
    brittney says:

    I would save it for my daughters birthday in March and buy her presents!

  72. 72
    Laura F. says:

    I’d use it to pay off holiday bills.

  73. 73
    Christine W says:

    I would use it to take my family out to a nice dinner and movie

  74. 74
    Michelle Weaver says:

    I would probably use it to pay off some of our student loans.

  75. 75
    Daniel M says:

    put towards the holiday bills

  76. 76
    McKim says:

    I would put it towards a pair of glasses.

  77. 77
    Susan Christy says:

    I would put it toward tires for my car.

  78. 78
    Rhonda G says:

    I would use it for bills. Thank you :)

  79. 79
    Laura J says:

    Oh I would use it for groceries!

  80. 80
    Thomas Murphy says:

    I would use it for groceries.

  81. 81
    wild orchid says:

    I would put this towards my 2014 vacation.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  82. 82
    Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I would put fuel in the truck, and buy a good bottle of lotion.

  83. 83
    carolyn says:

    I would use it for groceries

  84. 84
    Tamar says:

    I’d spend it on a lunch or dinner or groceries.

  85. 85
    meredith says:

    I would put it towards my husbands bday gift

  86. 86
    rachel says:

    I’d use it to go out to decorate our nursery!

  87. 87
    Sandra VanHoey says:

    I would buy groceries if I were to win

  88. 88
    Kathy Luman says:

    I would buy some craft supplies.

  89. 89
    Danielle Wood says:

    I would buy my girlfriend a birthday present

  90. 90
    Michelle C says:

    I would use it for birthday presents! My oldest daughter and husband both have birthdays in January. Thanks for the chance to win!

  91. 91
    Pam Love says:

    I would take my hubby out for dinner and a movie on his Birthday in January.

  92. 92
    Nataly Carbonell says:

    I’d use it to go out eat with the family :)

  93. 93
    Sonya Morris says:

    I would use it for a splurge! Maybe take my husband and kids to dinner.

  94. 94
    Michelle says:

    I would love to be able to go and take my family to a nice dinner after these tough holidays

  95. 95
    Tim Bowers says:

    I would use this GC for my sons upcoming bday

  96. 96
    joni says:

    I would use it for college supplies.

  97. 97
    joseph gersch says:

    i would get groceries with it

  98. 98
    Deb C says:

    I’d use it for a family birthday dinner coming up soon.

  99. 99
    Peggy Rydzewski says:

    new work shoes

  100. 100
    Kim H says:

    I would use towards a night out got me and my husband

  101. 101
    maleficent m says:

    i would get books

  102. 102
    sheri street says:

    I would use it to pay a bill

  103. 103
    Shannon says:

    I’d use it to buy groceries.

  104. 104
    Claudia says:

    I would buy a new set of dinner plates, Thank you!

  105. 105
    Claire says:

    I would probably use it on my kids!

  106. 106
    Debra Hall says:

    gas and maybe new shoes

  107. 107
    Lisa V. says:

    I could always use the money for my dog’s monthly prescription medicines.

  108. 108
    Deb says:

    A printer

  109. 109
    Shannon says:

    Clothes for me!

  110. 110
    Tarah says:

    I’d buy some new clothes.

  111. 111
    Deborah G. says:

    I would use an AmEx card for school textbooks or groceries….Thanks!

  112. 112
    Rosie says:

    I’d put it toward a warm winter coat – one on sale of course!

  113. 113
    Alexa B. says:

    i would use it for diapers, wipes, and gas.

  114. 114
    Paula Tavernie says:

    I would take my husband to a movie and then go to dinner!

  115. 115
    Susan Smith says:

    I’d use it to pay off my holiday bills

  116. 116
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would use it for my superbowl party

  117. 117
    Tamra H says:

    I’d pay off some of my Christmas bills :)

  118. 118
    Jaque R. says:

    Grocery shopping! I could eat like a queen! :-) Thank you.

  119. 119
    Pat B says:

    I’d pay a bill or two

  120. 120
    Andrina G says:

    I would buy my daughter shoes and use the rest for dinner.

  121. 121
    rayray cartucci says:

    I would put it toward a swing for my son!

  122. 122
    Kim Kihega says:

    I would use it to buy some new boots for my daughter.

  123. 123
    laurie says:

    I would buy new clothes

  124. 124
    Breanne says:

    I would get new shoes.

  125. 125
    jules m. says:

    groceries

  126. 126
    Sharon says:

    I’d use it to celebrate the new year.

  127. 127
    tina reynolds says:

    Would use for a fun dinner for me, hubby and kids and a new family board game.

  128. 128
    David Haug says:

    A new pair of running shoes.

  129. 129
    rebecca shockley says:

    I would use it for household item’s, toiletries, and some pretty earring’s!

  130. 130
    melissa Resnick says:

    i would use it on my kids

  131. 131
    Karen M says:

    If I won I would save the money for our next vacation. Thanks

  132. 132
    Laurie Emerson says:

    I would use it to buy a new winter coat.

  133. 133
    susan smoaks says:

    i would buy a keurig if i won

  134. 134
    Mary Cloud says:

    I would use it for groceries
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  135. 135
    Laura Unger says:

    I would use it for my son’s birthday gifts.

  136. 136
    Ellie W says:

    We have 4 family birthdays in January so I’d use the money for gifts.

  137. 137
    Richard Hicks says:

    would use on a new garmin gps

  138. 138
    Karrie Millheim says:

    to buy candles and gifts

  139. 139
    Vikki Billings says:

    I would use the 100.00 for groceries!

  140. 140
    Sand says:

    I would use it on groceries!

  141. 141
    David says:

    I would use the card to buy groceries or gas.

  142. 142
    Karen Matlock says:

    I would put it towards a television.

  143. 143
    Sarah L says:

    Groceries!
    Thanks for the contest.

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