My Favorite Things Giveaway!

Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! I am SO EXCITED about the giveaway that I have for you today!  Do you remember the Halloween Favorite Things Giveaway that I did?  That was way too fun!  In fact, I loved doing it so much that I think I will start doing it every year!  In the meantime, I am thrilled to my core to have been invited to participate in another Favorite Things Giveaway, this time with a group of ASTONISHINGLY talented bloggers!  I hope that after you enter my giveaway you take the time to visit their blogs to check out their baskets of favorite goodies and treasures so you can enter to win those as well!

To enter to win just do the following:

  • Check out the gift collage below
  • Scroll to the bottom to see the details for MY favorite things giveaway
  • Enter to win my gift basket at the giveaway below
  • HOP to all of the other sites to enter to win their gifts!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of thecreative bloggers–they will not disappoint!
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Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! Now let’s take a closer look at the items I am giving away today.  I have gathered up my favorite goodies that I like to get and give as gifts.  If you don’t win maybe you’ll still get some fun ideas to help with planning for your holiday gift giving!  This prize package has a retail value of $245!  WOW.  I can’t wait to find out who the lucky duck will be that wins!  Let’s take a closer look.  Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom, because the final thing that I have to show you is a a one-of-a-kind SIGNATURE NECKLACE made by yours truly!
Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! Let’s start with my favorite gifts to give.  These are the things that I find myself giving as gifts time and time again.
Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! *  Three bars of my mother-in-law’s handmade, luxurious scented soaps.  I love giving these away as gifts, especially at Christmas time.  People go NUTS for these soaps!  She has been making these soaps for years and has the process down to a fine-tuned science, including WEEKS of setting and curing!  This stuff is the real deal, and it is rich and creamy enough to prove it!  The only problem is that everyone I give it to says they don’t want to use it because it makes their rooms smell too good.  Haha!  Comprable soaps on Etsy are sold at about $4 a piece, so this soap is valued at a $12 retail value.

*  A bear hat for a newborn baby from Lena’s Boutique (an Etsy shop).  A couple of years ago I was alerted to the fact that one of my jewelry items had been put into an Etsy treasury of handmade Halloween items.  Also in this treasury were Halloween hats from Lena’s Boutique.  I ordered a skeleton hat for my son (Jack Skellington-esque….shocking, I know!) 😉 and I have been HOOKED ever since!  Her hats are SUCH amazing quality!  Gorgeous craftsmanship, rich, soft yarn, and amazingly reasonable prices!  This particular bear hat is the EIGHTH hat that I have bought from Lena.  Seriously.  I have problems.  :)  My kids have matching hippo hats (which, by the way, get us more compliments than anything else they have ever worn in public) and matching bear hats, my son has a skeleton hat, my nephew has an owl hat and a dog hat, and my daughter had a teeny tiny newborn owl hat.  Seriously….I have problems!  Be sure to check out her shop.  She is so talented!  This hat retails for $20.
Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! *  The game Anomia.    My husband is a BIG gamer.  He comes from a game playing family.  They have every game under the sun, and they are always looking for new and exciting games.  Our game collection astounds people, and it is all because my in-laws give my husband new games for every event, which thrills him.  On the other hand, I have a sister who hates games.  She says she gets bored doing anything short of Catchphrase.  Enter Anomia.  When we were introduced to this game we knew: even Rachel would like it!  It is fast moving, easy to understand, and just plain fun!  Oh, and, sure enough, she DOES like it.  Loves it, in fact.  After playing it with us a few times she received her own copy from us for Christmas last year.  It’s a keeper!  This game retails for $13.

*  Nail polish.  I love bold, vibrant nail polish colors, although I usually only put them on my toes.  Chipped purple nails don’t look to great….especially in tutorial photos!  😉  However, I can have a party on my toesies anytime I want!  Woohoo!  This brand of nail polish, Sinful Colors, is my go-to.  It isn’t the longest lasting or most high quality polish that I have tried, but it is always available in new, seasonal colors and lines, and it is only $2 a bottle, so it is a way for me to treat myself without breaking the bank.  Score!  This collection of five polishes is valued at $10.
Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! *  Four packages of cute notecards.  My sisters and I all love getting and receiving cute notecards, so there is a lot of that happening in my family.  I found all four of these darling sets in dollar bins at various stores.  Quadruple score!  These note cards are valued at $4. Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! *  Choffy.  Have you heard of this stuff?  It is BREWED CHOCOLATE!  Seriously!  It is cacao beans that are brewed like coffee beans.  YUM!  Since they are pure cacao beans they are unsweetened, so they can be doctored and jazzed up to your heart’s content.  I like creamer and sugar in mine.  Mmmmm……..  I love it so much that I started selling it just to get the discount!  LOL.  I have problems.  😉  Find out more about Choffy HERE.  This 12 oz bag of Ivory Coast Choffy retails for $15.

*  An infinity scarf.  Most days during cool weather I can be found in skinny jeans, a tee, a long cardigan, boots, and a scarf.  My sisters tease me and call this my “uniform.”  They aren’t wrong!  And lately I’m digging infinity scarves more than regular scarves.  This particular infinity scarf was bought at World Market, and it is soooo soft.  I love the smooth texture and the rich, coral-ish red.  Perfect for fall and the winter holidays!  The fabric is one that could be dressed up or down.  This scarf retails for $10.
Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! One of my favorite things to receive is craft supplies.  I love anything that feeds my creative addiction!  For that reason, I have included in this prize package some of my favorite crafting goodies.  Here are the deets:
Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! *  Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge.  Buying my Cricut Expression many, many years ago (LONG before I began blogging) totally changed my crafty life.  That thing is the bomb!  This cartridge is super classy and versatile.  You are going to LOVE it!  It sells for $50.
Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! *  Extra-Fine Glitter Variety Pack.  I love glitter.  Shocking, I know.  LOVE it!  And extra-fine glitter is my fav.  It is so dang sparkly, and yet so dang classy.  Swoon.  This glitter package retails for $6.

*  Two rolls of American Crafts Glitter Tape.  I am freaky-obsessed with this stuff.  I may or may not have bought 50 rolls of it when I saw it on an insane clearance at a JoAnn’s Fabrics once…..  I am sharing two of those rolls with you today.  Together they retail for $6.

*  DecoArt Clear Chalkboard Coating.  This stuff goes on top of ANY paint color and makes it into a chalkboard.  AWESOME!  You see, I like the idea of chalkboards, but I’m a COLOR gal, so this is a perfect solution for me!  (Here is an example of how I have used it in the past.)  This bottle of chalkboard coating retails for $6.

*  A variety packages of colorful ribbons.  Because, let’s be honest….you can NEVER have too many ribbons, am I right?!  This ribbon pack retails for $10.
Win a basket of my FAVORITE things that is valued at $245! *  Five Fabric Fat Quarters.  I love fabric.  LOVE it!  So I have gathered five funky black and white prints for you in fat quarters.  Together they retail for $10.  I can’t wait to see what projects you come up with using them!
DSC_0619_2 *  Signature Multi-Metal Crystal Necklace.  This is it—-my big item.  I made this necklace with my own two hands.  I have a jewelry shop, Bombshell Bling Jewelry, and these big daddy necklaces have always been my showcase pieces and my best sellers.  In fact, this is the last one that I have in stock, and I am giving it away to one of my beloved readers!!  I make some of my Signature Neckalces with pearls, some with crystals, and some with a mix.  I haven’t had any time to make new ones lately, but I do always take custom orders, so if you know any brides or ladies who deserve a one-of-a-kind necklace then be sure to let them know!  (  If you would like to see some of my Signature Necklaces of the past then you can check out THIS post or THIS gallery on FB.  Here are a few in action, modeled by yours truly:
Signature Necklace in Action from Bombshell Bling Jewelry and Craft Quickies If you would like to win this necklace be sure to enter below!  This crystal Signature Necklace retails for $75 due to the huge amount of time involved in creating this piece.

Yay!  Now it’s time to enter to win!


There are several ways you can enter, you can choose to enter just once, or multiply your chances to win with more entries.

Also, while you’re here, be sure to stop by the other giveaway that I have going right now for a $250 Etsy gift card.  You can use it for loads of handmade gifts this year, including hats from Lena’s Boutique or jewelry from my shop!  You could even commission a custom made one-of-a-kind signature necklace and still have $150 or so to spare!  :)  Find the Etsy Gift Card giveaway HERE.
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Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah is the scattered creative mind behind Bombshell Bling. A former elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, she loves developing her creativity through her blog and her jewelry design business, Bombshell Bling Jewelry. Sarah is a lover of all things vintage, colorful, and BLING. She is also a sweets addict with a major obsession with s'mores.
Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah Westover McKenna


    • says

      I would love to try the Choffy! I don’t like coffee, but love chocolate so this would be perfect, and I could sill feel like a grown up with my brewed morning beverage! :)

  1. says

    Ok, trying this again. It says my last comment didn’t go through. Anywhooo, I just love your gift basket, especially the blinged out necklace! I share the same “uniform” as you, so that infinity scarf looks pretty SWEET too. Thanks for the chance to win-<3'd this giveaway last year and am so glad it's back again!

  2. Michelle C says

    Hello! I need that Signature Multi-Metal Crystal Necklace! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  3. Noel says

    I love black and white so I my favorite item in the package is the black and white fabric. It all looks awesome though. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  4. Kim S. says

    I scooted over here from The Pleated Poppy….your giveaway basket is great, and I love your signature, multi-metal crystal necklace. It is a nice statement piece! I will be back to visit your blog again…thanks for the opportunity to take part in your giveaway.

  5. Sandy says

    I absolutely love the Signature Multi-Metal Crystal Necklace. It is a beautiful necklace. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Debbie Fisher says

    Thank you so much for a chance to win such wonderful goodies! I’m esp drawn to the crafting goodies as well as the homemade ones.

  7. Sarah McKeon says

    I would love love love to win Choffy! I have never heard of it, and it sounds amazing! I may not be able to wait until the winner is announced to try a bag of my own!!!

    • says

      Heehee! Well the bags are 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so if you don’t like it you can get your money back. Just order through my branch of the site if you decide to order so that I can make sure you get the customer service you deserve! :)

  8. Stacey Lehwald says

    This may sound ridiculous…but I think the Choffy is the item I most want to win. Me and chocolate, we have a relationship. Everything in the basket looks awesome, however!

  9. Nicole says

    I would love to try the game, Anomia. I am always on the hunt for games that my husband might enjoy. He’s so picky!

  10. Jennifer S. says

    I’m dying over they nail polish colors! Lately, I’ve been painting my nails every week. The colors out this winter are just so beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Jennifer says

    This is such a fun idea. I follow The Pleated Poppy and her blog directed me to you. I am now following your blog as well. I would love to gather my favorite things and gift them to my friends and family!

  12. Kathy E. says

    I just love the items you’ve chosen to put into your gift basket, Sarah! I would most like to win the game Anomia….it looks like it would be really fun for my family!

  13. Danielle C says

    I think the prize I would like to win the most is the Cricut Cartridge, but I really would like to try that Choffy! It sounds delish! Great basket of goodies giveaway!

  14. trisha kilpatrick says

    Those nailpolishes are so cute. Of course, my sister is pregnant with twins so the baby bear hat would be amazing as well.

  15. says

    I would love to have the craft supplies. I have recently decided that I needed to learn another skill that helps me relax and crafting would be it. I have started crocheting and it is pretty relaxing I have to say. I have also begun to do alot of DIY projects around my house as well. Granted they are small but they are still done…lol. Love the blog and I am a new follower.

  16. Brandi says

    You are so talented with creating this gift basket. I love the craft pieces in the basket, they would be great for people who want to make things for other people and bless them.

  17. Kayla says

    I would most love to win the beautiful necklace! I absolutely love your jewelry, so pretty and stylish!
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome basket :)

  18. Sarah C. says

    I would most love to win – ALL of it! – but I definitely love nail polish & would love to try the CHOFFY! Thanks :)

  19. Lisa says

    I would love to win the newborn hat! My sister just had a baby girl and I think my niece would look adorable as a little bear!

  20. Christina H. says

    I think the thing I would most love to win is the Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge, but there are a lot of great things on your giveaway!

  21. Julie says

    I would love the necklace, intrigued by the choffy and the excited about the soap. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  22. says

    I have to pick one favorite? LOL. The scarf, baby hat (we are currently waiting to adopt so I drool over baby stuff but don’t have the heart to buy it yet), notecards (I’m a small group leader and love sending notes to my gals), and the game.

    Great giveaway!

  23. leah wall says

    the chalkboard coating – something I’d like to try but don’t usually spend those extra dollars on because I’m not sure it will work…

  24. Alysia H says

    I would love to win any of your favorite things but that Cricut Cartridge would be so much fun and I’ve always wanted to try that glitter tape! :)

  25. Laura says

    I love my Cricut so the cartridge would be nice but the necklace is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to win that!

  26. Katie Fordham says

    I would love to win the bear hat! My little one is 9 weeks old and that would be such a fun addition to the wardrobe. :)

  27. Karen says

    I have to admit, it’s your gorgeous necklace that drew me to your gift basket! It’s beautiful and completely perfect for the holidays!

  28. Ramona M. says

    I love your signature necklace. It is so pretty and fun. There really isn’t anything I don’t like in your basket.

  29. says

    I think I would most like to win the CriCut cartridge!!! I’d love to start some new projects and all the great crafty pieces in the bakset would help!! LOVE the necklace too! My daughter just saw the hand-knit bear cap and was swooning over it! :)


  30. Lyndi says

    I would love to win everything in your basket, but I have been wanting to try some homemade soap, so that would make it super fun to win. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Lexi says

    I would LOVE the signature necklace, and also the infinity scarf. You can never have too many of either one, accessories are key!!

  32. Sarah R. says

    Thanks for such an awesome basket of goodies. The one thing I would most like to try is the Choffy. I love chocolate but really dislike coffee. This seems like a good compromise when a hot drink is called for besides hot chocolate. Thanks again.

  33. Jennifer says

    That necklace is gorgeous! But I would also love to try the Choffy, although it sounds like it might be a bad idea to get started on it :)

  34. Maressa says

    How to choose?! The necklace is lovely and the game sounds great, I love board games and my husband doesn’t so maybe this is the game for us!

  35. Tabitha S. says

    Wow. What would I most like to win? It’s difficult to choose just one from so many wonderful items, but I would have to say, any of the crafting items. :)

  36. Marty says

    That necklace it to die for! Gorgeous!! pick me! pick me! :) Seriously though, what a sweet thing to do, give away some of your favorite things!!

  37. says

    I would love to have all the glittery craft stuff!! I am also Obsessed with all things glitter!! I am having a hard time holding off on decorating for Christmas, because I want to cover my house in Glitter!!

  38. Mary says

    I would love to win the baby hat for a friend who is expecting. For myself, the scarf would be lovely. But with 2 adult daughters and 3 teen granddaughters, it looks like there is something for each of us!! Thanks for the chance to help my Christmas budge.t.

  39. robyn donnelly says

    Wow pick only one prize package to like…lol..thats hard since they are all great by great people. Hmmm…I will take them all.

  40. Suzanne says

    The baby bear hat! I want to learn to make that stuff… But he’d be too big before I finished! This hat is too cute!

  41. Fleur says

    Oh my goodness I love that necklace, I also have an affinity for craft supplies but am not allowed to buy any more at the moment!

  42. says

    Fabulous giveaway! I would love to have the game Anomia! My husband and I host a weekly game night, and this would be the perfect addition to our collection!

  43. Joy D says

    I think the game – During the winter months we have a monthly game night with friends, this would be a new game to play.

  44. Heather Braun says

    Your necklace!! It’s gorgeous and it would match with anything I wear throughout the year! Would match perfect for the outfit I want to wear on my 7th wedding anniversary! Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic prize! My daughter would look too cute in that bear hat!

  45. KWolff says

    The glitter sample pack would make me smile! I would also do a dance for joy for the Cricut cartridge! I just got one and I love it!!!

  46. Jean West says

    I would like to win the Cricket Cartridge! Need to get back into using my Cricket. Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. Maureen Haggerty says

    Ah yes. Sitting in my comfy chair just having showered with the soap and after painting my nails drinking
    Choffy and wearing a wonderful necklace thinking about what crafts will be in store for the day. ; ) Great basket Sarah!

  48. Ashley says

    Oh my word…. A bunch of my favorite things! I, along with my two daughters (the youngest is still ‘baking’!), would all benefit from the crafts & nail polishes. And I looooove that knitted hat & the coffee. Great giveaway!

  49. Cath says

    It all looks like fun. I have to admit, the game really caught my eye because we’ve always been a game-playing family and even though my son’s in college now, we still play games when he comes home for rare visits. The necklace is gorgeous! But, alas, I rarely find myself wearing jewelry. I think I’d hang it up to admire it!

    • says

      You can order it online, and it’s 100% money-back guaranteed! Just use the link in my post to order through my branch of the site so I can make sure you get great customer service! I started selling it to get the discount. I have problems. 😉

  50. Jacqueline says

    I would love the scarf because living in Idaho, scarves are a must! But I also love craft supplies and cute things, so I love this whole basket!

  51. Kim says

    Such fun to find some new blogs to love, and then to top it off with a great giveaway. I was especially thrilled to see such a gorgeous necklace and the family game would be so fun to try over the holidays!

  52. shannon says

    I would like to win the newborn hat!! My sis in law and I are both preggo, so it would be super cute for either baby!

  53. Gabrielle Tyson says

    I would love to try the Coffy…did I spell it right? I have never heard of the stuff, but it sounds delicious!

  54. liberty says

    I would love a chance to win your mother in laws hand made soaps i’m such a sucker for that kindof stuff! thanks for the chance to win your basket

  55. kim bremer says

    A beautiful basket. , I love the handmade additions, The necklace is stunning and everyone loves a good soap, thanks for the chance to win

  56. Edra says

    Great prizes!! You rock!! I’ve never heard of the Choffy so that would be my pick!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  57. Laura says

    I am most excited about the game. I also struggle with getting bored when playing games, so I’d love to give this a try!

  58. Lisa Martin says

    I love the homemade soap. I always buy it whenever I go to craft fairs and places that sell them. It does so much better on my sensitive skin then store bought ones.. Plus I love the fabric fat quarters. They are just the perfect size for many differnet craft projects.

  59. Margaret says

    I would love to own that necklace you made. I sell quality vintage jewelry so I know what excellent looks like. This would be fab to have in my personal jewelry box. The craft items are a wow to me also. I love the fabric and glitter!

  60. Meagan says

    The Choffy sounds really interesting. It would be great for my husband who doesn’t drink coffee (and of course I would have to try it too…).

  61. Courtney Zietsman says

    I would absolutely LOVE the craft supplies!! You can never have too many, they are my favorite gift to receive because I can use them to create gifts for others!!

  62. says

    Your whole package is amazing but I love the necklace, the brewed chocolate (who knew?!?!) and the Cricut cartridge…I don’t have that one yet!!

  63. Marci Olson says

    I LOVE that you chose black and white as the colors for the fat quarters. I can think of SO many things to make with them. :)

  64. Felicia says

    My children are getting to the age where they want today card and board games. I have never heard of that game and an interested I. Trying it out.

  65. says

    I’m curious about the choffy.

    I’ve long wondered why people didn’t brew chocolate like coffee…imagine my surprise to find out they do!

    I’m not a coffee drinker, but, I am a choco-holic and am always looking for new ways to enjoy it!

  66. Natasha says

    Pretty sure I would LOVE everything in this awesome basket! The game though would be perfect for us as my husband is from a big gaming family as well and I know they don’t have this one!

  67. Lauren Becker says

    How fun!! I really love the newborn bear hat. I have a friend who is due at the end of December, so this would be great for her son.

  68. lynn zukowski says

    the item in your amazing favorite things basket is the Choffy – never tried it- but sounds delicious on a cold wintry day in front of the fireplace reading a book, or browsing through sewing patterns trying to decide next project.

  69. Emma says

    I would most love to win the game! I grew up playing games with my dad and brother, and now I host game nights with my friends

  70. Whitney says

    Wow, I love the craft supplies! I’m always looking for fun new things to do and I bet I could find a lot of fun stuff to do with this!

  71. says

    Love your giveaway! I was just looking at my sad nail polish collection this morning and thought, Man, I need to get some new fun shades to get myself through the winter! perfect timing!

  72. Debra says

    Wow, a beautiful basket of wonderful things. I would love to win anything in that basket, but I especially love the necklace!!

    • says

      You can order it online! Order through my branch of their site ( if you don’t win, because I deal with the customer service of those sales personally, and the bags have a money-back guarantee! :)

  73. Traci B says

    The whole basket sounds awesome! I’m most looking forward to your signature necklace, followed closely by the infinity scarf & your mother in laws soap! Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. says

    I would love the infinity scarf! I received a dark green with gold threads infinity scarf last year from my Aunt and I absolutely love it- it is my favorite scarf :)

  75. Tee Johnson says

    Chofey, I have to say I’m super curious about this bc I love coffee & chocolate so this grabbed my attention.

  76. Kelsi says

    I never win anything! I wish I could win this! I need something to help with Christmas gifts this year. On a very tight budget!

  77. Debbie Myers says

    would love to win your crystal signature necklace! I make jewelery and know how much time it takes to create beautiful pieces! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  78. Chelsie says

    Love it all! I’ve played a lot of games, but never heard of Anomia, so that would be interesting! ..And Choffy, I love everything chocolate. :)

  79. says

    I really adore the little bear hat! It’s too cute and would look adorable on my nephew! I also really love all the crafting supplies, which would come in handy making some homemade Christmas gifts. :)

  80. says

    I feel like I just hit the jackpot on this giveaway by clicking over from Pinterest…. fingers crossed I win! I would LOVE all of it, but would be most excited about the Cricut cartridge because that is on my Christmas list. :) OH – and the signature necklace, because I need some grown up jewelry. 😀

  81. Kayla L. says

    Oh, man. This is a tough decision to just pick one. I am a huge gamer but never heard of this Anomia game. I will definitely look into it though. I am also excited about the nail polish. I love doing my own nails and I am always looking for new nail colors and designs for my nails. Any kind of craft supplies I love as well. Always doing crafts. This basket is soo great and I hope I can win it.