Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Le Mystère WINNER

Now ladies, you are all winners in my book, but the True Random Number Generator says that Whitney from Running With Whit will no longer have to worry about bouncing through the finish line of her next race!

Yes, Le Mystère's Energie Sports Bra will be fabulous for her next triathlon, I bet it will even make her faster. Yes, they are that good. Congrats Whit, you do not have to be worried about a booby trap thanks to Le Mystère.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Booby Trap, A Perky Giveaway

WARNING: All of my male readers (yes, all two of, my brother and Taz) stop reading now because this is going to be about bras and not in the way that you would enjoy, sorry, I will blog about food, adventure, and single friends later.

Alright ladies, all but a few of my readers are wearing the wrong size bra. Yes you, um...don't click off,  I am talking to you and you need help. Up to 85% of women are in bras that they spill out of, bras that are not supportive, bras where the straps fall down constantly and bras that flatten, squish, droop or just plain look unattractive on the body.

Oprah even had an intervention and a revolution about it, so that must tell you that the fit of your bra must be a big deal. But, not everyone listened to Oprah, oh so sad. I am still seeing women shoving into too-small cups or allowing them to float freely in a draping sling. Seriously, the wrong bra makes you look overweight and frumpy when they are hanging to your navel.  Much the same way that plucking a unibrow can lead to awe and wonder (hey, there are two there!), a good bra can give you better posture and make you seem much perkier, if you catch my drift.

Now, first and foremost having a bra fitting is essential, many of the big department stores are doing them now. I know, bra shopping ranks right up their with your yearly doctors appointment. But, after you get fit the first time, it is no big deal, actually, GASP! it can be enjoyable to go pick out bras. No more sneaking into the lingerie section of a store and grabbing some boxed bra that does not fit you right anyway.

Oprah came out in staunch support of Le Mystère Dream Tisha Bra, so I had to try one. And, yes ma'am, I fell in love! (again, men, you really don't need to be reading this, STOP!) Seriously, it lifted and separated in just the right places while not cutting under my arm, oh yea... I felt shocked, elated and pretty dang HOT all at the same time. Plus, I love Le Mystère's mission that it is all about fit and how they understand a woman’s need for both fashion and function. 

Now for the exciting part, I get the honor of playing Oprah and sharing one of my ultimate favorite things with YOU. A Bra and Panty set from Le Mystère, an uplifting gift valued at $125.

Here is how to enter: leave a comment for each of your entries belowOf course, you need to be a FOLLOWER of The Park Wife blog, then,
1- Go Like Le Mystère on Facebook, tell them The Park Wife sent you
2- Follow Le Mystère on Twitter
3- Tweet about the Giveaway, leave the tweets url as a comment.
3- Blog about the Giveaway, leave your url as a comment.

So, up to four (4) entries for a beautiful set! Deadline to enter is Tuesday, July 26 at 9:00 p.m. Central.

Your bosom buddy, helping you find the support you need,
The Park Wife

DISCLOSURE: Transparency is everything! Well, maybe not in a bra but on my blog giveaways and in my life it is. I will receive a complimentary set from one of Le Mystère's collection and they are providing the prize for the giveaway as well. I really do own and believe in their products and frequently recommend them to my friends (that will listen to me go on and on about the importance of a bra that fits appropriately).  Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor. I truly adore Le Mystère!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner!

Yuuuuummmmy, one lucky lady will be enjoying a Petit Jean Meats Ham and Turkey this holiday season!

Many people that do giveaways on their blogs regularly use Random Number Generator to pick winners. Now, that works fine, but I thought I would use a no fail method that has been tried over and over for 11 years and never fails to be true to me, yes, I used brains and brawn (and integrity, goodness, love).

Meet brains and brawn, aka Big Buckaroo.

Here is my scientific method if you are in need of picking a winner for your blog.
The Park Wife:"Hey honey, pick a number between 1 and 89."
Big Buckaroo: 42
The Park Wife: "Thanks hon"

See, no fail method.
So, the winner is...drum roll please...... Bubbles and Money!

Congratulations! I would throw confetti but then I would have to clean it up and seriously, I don't have time for that today.

Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner!
The Park Wife

Oh, for all you bloggers out there that do giveaways, give me a call if you would like to hire Big Buckaroo to be a real live Random Number Generator. I want a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas and he needs to make some extra dough.

Thanksgiving Traditions, Petit Jean Meats Giveaway

When I left Mississippi via my years in the land of Elvis, Beale Street, Fed Ex, and Mud Island to live on top of a mountain in a state park, yes, becoming The Park Wife, I brought with me wonderful holiday traditions from my childhood that have become a part of our family. We also have added some new ones. I love the fact that these traditions give the little buckaroos a shared past that they will be able to then pass on to their children.

See, we are very serious about our holiday traditions down here in the South, if you don't use the word y'all in every day language, you might not understand. The majority of them revolve around food and a beautifully set table. I am not talking a menu that Weight Watchers would be happy about, I am talking real butter, salt, oh yes ma'am, we even use Karo syrup in our pecan pies. All arranged on grandma's silver platters that you just polished, Southern Living would be so proud.

My first year on the mountain, I was lucky enough to receive a gift of a Petit Jean ham from my employer, mercy, I have never tasted a ham so good. Oh and since I had not learned to cook yet, the fact that is was smoked (just needed to be warmed) was a bonus, a huge bonus according to my "sometimes has had to eat raw meat in the early days of marriage" husband. Petit Jean Meats has extraordinary meat from bacon, sausage, ham, turkey, oh my!

Now this is huge, I am able to share that tradition with my readers, woooo hooo. I am giving away a Petit Jean ham and a Petit Jean turkey. Yes, a delicious way that I am going to help you start a new holiday tradition. Sister friends, you will not want any other kind of meat for your holiday celebrations or throughout the year after tasting Petit Jean Meats.

Here is how you can enter:

Leave a comment here - ONE COMMENT per person please unless....

■Subscribe to my blog through email (in sidebar)
■Follow me through Google Friend Connect (in sidebar)
■Follow @ParkWife on twitter (leave your twitter name)
■Fan The Park Wife on Facebook
■Like Petit Jean Meats on Facebook and let them know I sent you.
■Follow Petit Jean Meats on Twitter.

Then, comment again and give me the link or let me know what you have done! You have until Thursday midnight to comment, then I will announce the WINNER on Friday! Wowza! This is exciting.

Good luck, this is going to make your holidays easier for sure and after one taste, you will be hooked!
Thank you Petit Jean Meats for letting me help a family start a new tradition. Everyone check out their yummy food at You can order online and they ship nationwide (even to Alaska & Hawaii).
Oh, one more thing, according to FTC guidelines I must let you know that Petit Jean Meats is sending a ham and turkey for my family. However, as someone who has eaten their meat and lived in the town where they are based, my post was honest and my own opionion. I was not asked to blog a favorable post, just asked if I would like to have products for a giveaway and for my family. So, there FTC, but I answer to a higher power for my words, so no worries from The Park Wife.

TIMES UP! Thanks everyone!