As I filled these bags up with some of my favorite things, I got excited myself. I don't know about you, but I love a goodie bag!
Let me tell you what was in them and then I'll tell you how you can win one yourself!
Sonny Bryan's Barbecue Sauce. Sonny Bryan's is the best barbecue in the Dallas-Fort Worth area hands down. They've been around since 1910 and they've perfected brisket, ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken and sausage. Their barbecue is my favorite! They've recently opened three new restaurants in Salt Lake City, Sandy and West Valley, Utah. They'll cater any size event as well. You can order this sauce on their website and have it shipped straight to your door! You can also order smoked brisket, ribs, and sausage. The send it on dry ice and it's ready to reheat and serve! My insider tip: heat up your sauce before you serve it directly on anything. It makes the flavors really come out. They serve it hot in their restaurants.
Lush body products. Lush is known for their handmade cosmetics and body products. They were kind enough to mix up three things for each guest: Lemony Flutter Cuticle Cream, Enchanted Eye Cream, and Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub.
Hairbo gummy bears. Is there any other brand? Oh, really? I wasn't aware. These are the only kind I'll eat.
A File Catty. I love these files because they come in a case. I absolutely hate nail files floating around in my purse, scratching who knows what. They also stay clean this way. I always carry them with me in my car, in my purse, in my diaper bag. They come in cute patterns and colors. You can find them here at Ulta or here at Sally's Beauty. They both carry them in the stores as well.
A pendant from Art Girl Pottery. I stumbled upon this artist last year at a craft fair in Chicago and loved her work. She makes custom and personalized pottery platters, bowls, picture frames, jewelry trays, vases and pendants. She'll put any design or name on them you want. You can find and order her pendants here on Facebook or order her other pieces through her website. I have several pieces of hers and I love that they are unique and I love supporting local artists! She gave me a variety of pendants so each bag had a different one. Here are a few she sent for the party:
Here are some of her other beautiful pieces.
Out The Door Fast Drying Top Coat. I have two little ones running around. I don't have time for nails to dry and set. That's why I love their top coat. It dries and sets in seconds so you can be "out the door." And it works on natural or sculptured nails. They sent us their Northern Lights Top Coat Trio which includes a clear coat, a silver hologram top coat and a gold hologram top coat. The glitter isn't too flashy, it's very subtle and gives the perfect amount of sparkle to your nails. You can find these at Sally's or other beauty supply stores.
Lemonheads. I have a weakness for sour and gummy candies. I'm like a little kid. I can resist chocolate when I'm trying to be good. But, I can't resist Lemonheads!
Stephen's Gourmet Hot Cocoa. I'm a Texas girl. Born and raised. And now I'm living in the Midwest. And I'm freeeeezing. So, I drink hot cocoa all winter long. Several times a day if we've been in and out playing in the snow. It's a staple around here. I used to drink whatever was on sale until I stumbled upon Stephen's. And now I'll never go back. Their mixes make the best hot cocoa and it is creamy and delicious! They make all sorts of flavors like dark, mint truffle, roasted hazelnut, candy cane, raspberry cheesecake, white, and peanut butter cup (I know! It's my husband's favorite). But, my favs are their french vanilla and their milk chocolate. So, they sent me those two flavors to share with my friends. And I stole a few for myself. They also sell teas, wassail and ciders. Try the caramel apple cider! I buy them at my local grocery store but you can order online here if you can't find them near you.
A knotted elastic pony tail holder from PlumPosh. These are cute, comfy, and stylish and don't leave crease in your hair. She sent all different colors and everyone went home with one. She also makes all sorts of pretty garters to be used for weddings or baby headbands, fabric flowers, bows, accessories and even baby wipes cases!
Here are a few of her other creations listed for sale on her Etsy site.
Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer. I love a good sale. So, when I saw the Christmas scents on clearance for $0.32 each I stocked up. And I shared them with my party guests. Having kids, I carry hand sanitizer in the car, my purse, the library bag, you name it. So, I love these little travel sizes. My little girl loves their brand of sanitizers because they "smell so good!"
Hollywood Fashion Secrets Lint Removing Sheets and Oil Blotting Tissues. I carry these little oil blotting tissues in my car and purse as well (I know, my purse sounds like a pit by now, right?). They are perfect for mid or late day oil build up on my face so I don't have to reapply makeup. They get rid of that afternoon sheen and make you look fresh again! Hollywood Fashion Secrets make all sorts of great fashion and beauty helpers like fashion tape, deodorant removing sponges, and clear bra straps. They've thought of what helps us women look better weather it's keeping our girls up and covered or quick fixes for clothes when we're out and about. I find my oil blotting tissues at JoAnns and Old Navy around here but I'm sure you can find them all over.
An all natural soy candle from a local artisan. I buy all of my candles from her beause I love supporting local artists, they burn clean and they make my house smell amazing! She makes scents to go along with the seasons and she always has something new.
A G2 Roller Ball Gel Pen from Pilot. In purple, of course. Purple is my favorite color and this is one of my favorite pens. I love the flow of the ink, the lack of a lid and I love the color. Writing letters in purple is so much prettier than writing them in black or blue!
There were also coupons to local restaurants for a free Italian beef sandwich and a free ice cream sundae, a coupon for a local nursery, a coupon for my favorite olive oil / vinegar place and popcorn from my favorite local popcorn shop. They gave me their combo mix of caramel and cheese! The best. I'm not mailing you the local coupons or the popcorn because I figure by the time this giveaway closes, that popcorn may or may not be getting stale. And I'd hate for that to happen. So, I ate yours. It was delicious. You'll just have to trust me on that one.
If you haven't entered the giveaway of my other favorites, you still have until Sunday night. Go here to read about them and enter.
And the winner is: Suzanne! Congrats! Hope you enjoy my favorites. Email your address to: sometimescreative (at) yahoo (dot) com.
These are truly things that I use and love. I may have snagged myself a nail file and some hot cocoa but did not receive any compensation for this post. These opinions are my own.