What would you place in a 40th Birthday Swag Bag?
I’m so grateful she asked me to take part by imaging what I would place in a 40th birthday swag bag. Susie gave me these categories: book, beauty product, snack food, music album, and “my choice.” It’s an imaginary, virtual swag bag representing any milestone birthday (30th, 40th, 50th, 29th, 29th, 29th), so the cost of the items isn’t an issue.
Elizabeth Moyer, lifestyle blogger extraordinaire at Pretty Pink Tulips is also posting her gift bag items today so be sure to visit her blog, too, for great gift ideas. Below are items I’d place in the swag bag. I hope you enjoy!
Next on the blog hop: Posting Monday, May 26 will be Pauline Wiles, writer of anglophile women’s fiction and the wonderful Saving Saffron Sweeting available HERE. Also, Nicky Wells, author of the fab Rock Star Romance Trilogy, who’s brought her fictional rock band, TUSQ, to life with a downloadable rock ballad, will be posting next week. See Nicky’s book collection HERE.
Since I’m already busy buying copies of this book to give to all my friends, I’d place a copy of A Kind of Mad Courage: Short Stories about Mothers, (S)mothers & Others in the swag bag. This collection of short stories from 19 writers celebrates mothers and motherhood through beautiful stories written by talented writers from around the world.
Edited by Francine LaSala and Samantha Stroh Bailey, here’s what (and who) you’ll find in this collection: Stories from Laura Chapman, Francine LaSala, Nikki Mahood, Heather McCoubrey, and Karen E. Martin each presenting a unique take on impending motherhood, while Sheryn MacMunn, kc wilder, and Julie Valerie (that’s me!) portray the end of the journey. Samantha Stroh Bailey, Louise Wise, and Maria Schulz show the pride and peril of dealing with teenage daughters, while Elke Feuer, Diana Shafter Gliedman, and Donna Valenti demonstrate that a mother’s work is never done, even under the craziest of circumstances. Regina-Cash Clark, Wendy Janes, and Monique McDonell explore the impact on lives in which mothers go “missing,” while Carey Heywood and Jen Tucker warm your heart and tear it out, respectively.
Coco Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Gel Creme – certainly not the most affordable moisturizer on the planet at $87 but it work wonders. I’ve never been one to wear a lot of make-up, but I do invest in treatment products and have always felt an investment in a good moisturizer will (hopefully) carry me through my coming years.
My guilty pleasure? Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food. Delicious chocolate ice cream with marshmallow, caramel, and fish made of fudge. Strange thing, I don’t really like ice cream. But I can’t say no to this particular ice cream nor can I resist a Dairy Queen Chocolate Blizzard with mini M&Ms.
Two songs that blow my mind every time I hear them:
(1) Ed Sheeran’s “Kiss Me” (Bakehouse Session). So unbelievably hot.
(2) Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah” – best lyrics ever.
The swag bag wouldn’t be complete without a No. 13 Bob’s Flower Shoppe candle. Ladies, this is the best candle ever made and it’s one of my most favorite things to buy as a treat for myself. My entire house smells like this candle because I light the candle almost every day and move it around the house as I go about my business. I love the scent so much I even leave the box from the candle in my car so I can enjoy the fragrance everywhere I go. Love, love, love it. You will, too!
Well, that’s it for my 40th Birthday Swag Bag items.
I’d love to know what would you’d place in a 40th birthday swag bag. Please, leave a comment below. If you’d like to see more great swag bag items, visit Susie Orman Schnall’s original post HERE and lifestyle blogger Elizabeth Moyer’s Pretty Pink Tulip’s post HERE.
Next on the blog hop: Posting Monday, May 26 will be Pauline Wiles, writer of anglophile women’s fiction and the wonderful
Saving Saffron Sweeting available HERE. Also, Nicky Wells, author of the fab Rock Star Romance Trilogy, who’s brought her fictional rock band, TUSQ, to life with a downloadable rock ballad, will be posting next week. See Nicky’s book collection HERE.
Happy Birthday to us all! Yay, swag bags!