Guilty Pleasures and Giveaway #7

>> Friday, May 7, 2010



I have my guilty pleasures.  I'll admit it....I enjoy some good reality TV every now and then. Although, recently, since My Marine has been gone....I get carte blanche with the remote and the DVR.  If it's worth watching, I'll DVR it. 

For awhile there it was The Bachelor.  A train wreck that I couldn't turn away from.  I am anxiously awaiting The Bachelorette with Ali.  DVR Worthy?  At least for the first few episodes.

After the Bachelor came Dancing With the Stars.  Not every season sucks me in.  This season is no different.  I'll watch as I flip through other shows.  I really got turned off by Kate Gosselin's constant whining, Ocho Cinco's bravado, Pamela Anderson's boobs, and Jake's constant teary eyed declaration of love for Vienna.  (Gag!)  DVR Worthy?  Not. 

Next comes American Idol.  I will admit that I LOVE American Idol.  As someone who appreciates music, this is one show where I love seeing all the raw talent.  This season however is one huge yawn.  I initially had this one set to DVR for every audition and the first few episodes.  But lately, I'm just really disappointed with this show in general.  I need me some Adam Lambert or Daughtry.  DVR Worthy?  Not anymore.

And finally, The Marriage Ref.  If you haven't seen this show, you really should watch it.  It's a cross between Divorce Court, Seinfeld, and anything on Comedy Central.  Couples plead their case (which could be anything from a cigar store Indian in the dining room to who cooks dinner) before a panel of celebrity judges.  Some of the panel has included Jerry Seinfeld, Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin, and Sarah Silverman.  My Marine and I watch this show every week and have never been disappointed.  Watch it once and you won't be either.  DVR Worthy?  4 thumbs up!!  (My two, and hubby's two!)   

But the bottom line is we all have our guilty pleasures.  For some it's chocolate, books, crafts, purses, shoes, or jewelry.

Which brings me to Giveaway #7!

Gen over at Girls and Sunflowers makes some beautiful handmade jewelry.  She recently contacted me about doing a giveaway of some of her jewelry.  I jumped at the chance and she sent me pictures of the beautiful earring/bracelet/necklace combo that she created just for this giveaway!

Aren't these pieces gorgeous??  I'm sad I can't enter my own giveaway!

For a chance to enter: 

1)  Leave a comment sharing what your guilty pleasure is (1 entry)
2)  Visit Gen's Etsy Store and leave a comment about what other pieces you like from her collection (1 entry)
3)  Visit Gen's blog Girls and Sunflowers and become a follower (1 entry)
4)  Follow me through Google Friend Connect or let me know you're already a follower (1 entry)
5)  Follow me through Networked Blogs or let me know you're already a follower (1 entry)
6)  Blog about this giveaway (2 entries)

Giveaway ends on 5/14


Anonymous May 7, 2010 at 6:05 AM  

Guilty pleasure? A trip to Target! Seriously, just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Mother's Day Jennifer!

Anonymous May 7, 2010 at 6:26 AM  

My guilty pleasure? It needs to be that ice cold beer right after you know the kids are sound asleep for the night. There is something so relaxing about that. It doesn't have to be alcoholic, but it needs to be cold. Sometimes, during the day, when I stand with my head in the fridge while slicing bread, pouring milk while asking for preferred bread spread, trying not to step on any one or any thing, that I just look at it. Pretty, cold, single beer waiting for me as a present to reward myself with at the end of the day. It feels so good to be reminded that "me-time" will come, eventually, and that I may reward myself with that beer if I chose to :)

AshTreeCottage May 7, 2010 at 9:28 AM  

Hi Jennifer! First of all, I want to thank you for visiting me and leaving a sweet message. Then I want to thank your husband for serving our country. Finally, I like the name of your blog and the background too!

My guilty pleasure? Can I have more than one? I love to get involved in a good book. I am happy when I'm at home decorating, working in the garden, blogging, cooking and watching a movie I have seen at least one hundred times. I love my dog Bentley, my husband, riding horses and just being happy. Do I feel guilty about any of this ... not a bit!

Susan and Bentley

PS: Come visit me on facebook! I'm following your blog now too.

Raising a Happy Child May 7, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

My guilty pleasure? Surfing the Net! I spend entirely too much time doing it :)

parenting ad absurdum May 7, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

Oh, I love me some trashy reality t.v. too :). And I completely agree on American Idol - couldn't watch this year. My guiltiest pleasure? The Bad Girl's Club on Oxygen... oh, and I also watched Rock of Love - Tour Bus. Terrible. Just awful. Watched the whole thing... Love this blog!

Peryl (MBC)

Aging Mommy May 7, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

Oh you know mine, after my confession at Easter - Ben & Jerry's and Cadbury mini-eggs. Totally agree on the shows - I know I will watch the new bachelorette but no longer watch Idol or Dancing With The Stars. My favorite shows are The Good Wife, Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters and Glee. Right now that's about all I watch but that's plenty of non-reality!

Snuggly Monkey mama May 7, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

My guilty pleasures .. people magazine and Glee :) Gotta agree with you on Kate Gosslin on DWTS this season - she drove me nuts. Stopping by from New Friend Friday.
I am hosting a blog party today and your giveaway post is actually perfect for it, so please stop by and link up!

Ioana May 7, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

my guilty pleasure(s)=sweets. anything, really.
OK, these are some constant guilty pleasures, but there are some more as well, but I refuse to remember them:))

Ioana May 7, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

this is one of my favorite from Gen's etsy shop:
Glass and wooden beaded bookmark.
she sure does a beautiful work:)

Heather May 7, 2010 at 2:06 PM  

Hi. Nice to meet you. Have a great Mother's Day.

Stop by sometime.

Tammy Griffin May 9, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

My guilty pleasure is Dove chocolate. It truly is pure bliss :) Love the jewelry.

Tammy Griffin May 9, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

Am also a follower of Girls and Sunflowers.

Helene May 9, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

My guilty pleasure is a chilled glass of wine after the kids are in bed. And it's even better if it happens to be Thursday night and Grey's Anatomy is on!!

Did you see Jake crying when he got booted from DWTS? I had to laugh. I know he was just being sincere but it seemed kind of silly!

Andrea May 10, 2010 at 8:17 AM  

My guilty pleasure is a Costco frozen mocha.

Andrea May 10, 2010 at 8:21 AM  

I love the maroon glass beaded set.

I♥thesecrazykids May 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

My guilty pleasure is Ben and Jerry's icecream. Half Baked is my favorite ♥

I♥thesecrazykids May 10, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

My favorite in her etsy shop is Mother's pink beaded earrings

I♥thesecrazykids May 10, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

I blogged about it

TheChattyMom May 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

My guilty pleasure is dark chocolate chip frappuccinos. In fact, I'm going to go make one right now! (recipe to come on my blog) :)

TheChattyMom May 11, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

Really liking Gen's maroon glass beaded jewelry set.

(I wear alot of black, which would set it off perfectly)

TheChattyMom May 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

Really liking Gen's maroon glass beaded jewelry set.

(I wear alot of black, which would set it off perfectly)

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