Soooo…here I am, celebrating the big ONE THOUSAND with you fine followers and I decided to give back to you all with a GREAT giveaway. Make sure you read ALL OF THE RULES before entering the contest. If they aren’t followed correctly, you are not qualified for winning.
As some of you may or may not know, I am an AVID tea drinker. I love hot and iced teas. I love white, green, oolong, and black teas. I love rooibos and mates and herbals. I love them all! And a great place to purchase fine quality tea and accessories for brewing the best cup of tea possible is through a little company called Teavana!
Just a little history on the company itself…
The Teavana story begins with an idea to create an experience where people could enjoy tea, part tea bar and part tea emporium. We wanted people to be comfortable with the sight and smell of loose-leaf tea. We also wanted to educate and enlighten people about the quality and history of tea. After much research and taste development, our first store opened its doors in November 1997 in Atlanta, GA.
When you walk into a Teavana, it is like being in Heaven. All the senses are driven in euphoria from touching the handmade cast iron tea pots, smelling the fragrance of exotic teas, tasting complimentary pairings of high quality loose-leaf teas, hearing the health benefits of drinking tea, and seeing the Teavana experts hard at work making each individuals’ experience at Teavana an AMAZING and UNIQUE one.
So…you are probably wondering, “Why in the world is she going on and on about tea?” Well, the fact of the matter is that tea is a Southern staple. Meals and stories and time spent with family is all surrounded by the tea drinking experience. And I want to share this giveaway with you all as I would serve tea in my own home if you were one of my guests.
Let’s get down to the prize package!
The winner will receive a Teavana Copper Gift Set, which includes: four air tight/light tight tins, four types of their best selling teas, 12oz of their German rock sugar, a Perfectea spoon, and a Perfectea maker. Also, to compliment the gift package, I am also sticking in a Perfecta Glass Mug that fits beneath the tea maker PERFECTLY. You can read more about the products in the giveaway by clicking their links. All together, this prize package is worth over $75!
You have from July 27th through August 1st to reblog Lessons from a Southern Belle #53. You may reblog it as many times as you want, as this will increase your chance of winning the prize package.
In your reblog, you MUST include a reason as to why tea is a Southern staple and a complimentary asset to all Southern Belles. If you don’t, you will be disqualified.
The contest closes the night of August 1st at 11:59.
The winner will be randomly chosen by a generator.
If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from your parents to participate in this drawing. (I don’t want to get a call from your mama or daddy, asking me why some strange woman is sending their child a prize package.)
This is a contest for those living within the United States.
The winner will have 3 days to claim their prize package. I will announce the winner in another post and will message them with the details. If the winner does not respond, I will choose another winner.
Again, thank you so much for following the blog! I am more than appreciative of the continued support and love I get from each of you! Have fun with the contest!
I can’t believe it has only been 9 months since I started Lessons from a Southern Belle and already I have hit 1000 followers. I am so floored, so very humbled, and so incredibly proud of what this little project has turned into.
I started the blog for one simple reason: I wanted to share my heritage. I think that as we grow and change we tend to forget the most important part of our past…and that is where we come from. This blog was always meant to celebrate the women in my life and the advice they have given me over the years, but it too has transformed in barely a year. It really is a celebration of all Southern women and what we bring to the table as far as our lives go.
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I wish there were a way I could invite all of you over and we could sit on the back porch for some sweet tea. Buuuut…since so many of you are far away and that just isn’t possible right now, I’ve decided to have a giveaway!
On July 27th, I will be posting the prize package from Teavana (worth over $75.00) and contest rules in that post. The winner will be selected from a random drawing and the package will be shipped to them. I’ll include more information when I post on August July 27th.
Again, let me personally thank you all for following this blog, sending inspirational messages, and for always encouraging me to continue. There are a lot more exciting things coming for Lessons from a Southern Belle in the near future and I do hope you all will stay along for the ride!
Freedom, n. : the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
In the midst of packing my apartment and celebrating the independence of our nation with fireworks, I thought I would stop by and wish you all a happy 4th of July! I am also to share a lesson that has taken me many years to learn…
It doesn’t matter if you are a democrat or a republican, male or female, gay or straight, christian or pagan, rich or poor, or anything in between—your soul is free.
The costs of freedom are high. At times, we see too much war, too much pain, and the loss of another country’s liberties. At times, we seem to be the only ones willing to fight for human rights that all men and women should be guaranteed. And, at times, we are selfish with our freedom and refuse to allow others these simple liberties and rights we covet because they are “immigrants”.
Freedom is not only for the wealthy or for those who work in Washington, D.C. It isn’t only for the veteran or the union laborers. Freedom is not only for those who want a traditional marriage and it isn’t for one specific race of people.
Freedom is not a luxury item. It is a necessity that all men and women should be allowed. And fighting for the rights of others is something that we MUST do. No one should be told who they can love or what religion they must practice or when it is deemed appropriate to speak their minds. It violates the law of one’s soul, which is eternally and irrevocably independent and self-governing.
And if we do not fight for others’ freedom, we lose the right to garner our own.