My 2nd belated blogoversary and a giveaway.

UPDATE: The winner is…

The winner is Rachel from My Cat Wants To Kill Me. Best Blog Name EVER!! Congratulations, Rachel. Drop me an email with your address! elle dot mommyhood at gmail dot com.


I completely forgot my 2nd blogoversary on July 2nd and wanted to do something special for all of you lovely readers.

I’ll be giving away a Victoria’s Secret $30 gift card. Woo hoo! And because my meds haven’t kicked in yet, this giveaway applies to everyone, anywhere there’s a Victoria’s Secret so I’ll be paying the postage too because I love you all SO FUCKING MUCH!

You can only enter once and here are the conditions. I bet you’re thinking oh shit, do I have to Like 20 things, hop on one foot for a mile, and jump through a hoop of fire? Nope.

Just leave a comment telling me what makes you feel sexy (mine is getting my toenails painted a deep red, ooh, la, la) and tell me 3 positive things about yourself, even if it’s “I didn’t kill my co-workers today.” You also have to remember to say those three positive things to yourself the rest of the week. :^)

The giveaway ends Friday, July 2oth at noon PST and will be announced that night. And again, thank you so much for reading about my crazy life. Much love to you!

Good luck my dears!

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34 Responses to My 2nd belated blogoversary and a giveaway.

  1. Sisyphus July 17, 2012 at 11:05 #

    I’ll kick this off (because how awesome would it be if a man actually won this):
    What makes me feel sexy: When I’ve just showered and shaved, I’m looking and smelling good, and put on a fresh well ironed tailored shirt and fancy shoes. There’s something about the combined smell and feel of wearing a crisp shirt with really nice shoes. Maybe it’s the heel on them that makes me feel taller, maybe it’s the collar stays ensuring my collar looks fantastic. Just makes me feel sexy. Walk differently. Carry myself like a conqueror.

    Three positive things about myself:
    1. I care. Whether I want to or not, I care about other people and what they’re going through. Often more deeply than I should.
    2. I’m funny. Funny like a clown funny. Like I amuse you. Like I make you laugh.
    3. I look sexy in a crisp button down and fancy shoes. Carry myself like a conqueror.
    3b. Ok, seriously for my third one I think … the third positive about myself is that I’m a music maker and a dreamer of dreams. (Thank you Arthur O’Shaughnessy)
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  2. shannon July 17, 2012 at 11:20 #

    Ha, I’m not sure why but cheeky boyshort undies make me feel sexy – something about the way they fit or the way they look, kind of sexy and tomboyish at the same time, love it…

    Hmmmm….3 positives….
    1. I am genuinely happy for other people’s happiness, whether I know them or not, whether I’m miserable that day or not
    2. I admit when I am wrong, and not just inside my head, like out loud to other people
    3. I conciously try every day to be an engaged mom, which sometimes requires a loooot of conciously choosing to not go hide in the bathroom….

    • Allison Whaley July 17, 2012 at 12:54 #

      What makes me feel sexy: Pink Lipgloss and white linnen.

      Three positive things about me:

      1. I can make my friends laugh when they’re having a bad day.
      2. I know when to be quiet and listen, and when to stand up and talk!
      3. I am loyal, sometimes to a fault.

  3. Loan Hong July 17, 2012 at 12:00 #

    Congrats on your 2nd year blogoversary! What makes me feel sexy? When I apply ultra long, come-hither, false eye lashes! (haha) Falsies make my eyes super expressive. That really puts me in the mood to paint the town red!

    3 things I like about me:

    1) I like that I laugh easily, so it doesn’t take much to put a smile on my face. Thus, I have a very sunny disposition. It helps that I have a quirky sense of humor =)

    2) I like that I’m a considerate person. I have many friends because I’m capable of being silly and caring.

    3) I like that I can be honest with myself. I know and accept my flaws, but at the same time, I strive to be a better person.

    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

  4. Emily Fowler July 17, 2012 at 13:19 #

    Ok, let’s see…

    I feel sexy when I have just finished exercising (so my jiggle is a little tighter), just hopped out of the shower (hair tossled and still damp) and have on cute little jammies- and my hubby notices all those things.

    Three positives:
    1) I am a Mama Bear and will take care of you when you need it (doesn’t really matter who you are)
    2) I love new experiences (I would rather spend money on going somewhere new than on buying a thing…which is why my car is 16 years old and on its last legs)
    3) I can listen to my son’s stories/inventions/etc longer than anyone else (they are very, very, very detailed) and still love him hours (and hours) later.

  5. Rachel July 17, 2012 at 13:57 #

    What makes me feel sexy: hmmm. I’m not gonna lie-I’m 9 months pregnant so at this point not much! But in non pregnant days I’d say, a nice shower, a glass of champagne, a silk robe.

    Three positive things:
    1. I am very considerate of other people’s feelings. I’ve been through a lot of pain and I feel like I look out for what might hurt someone else, even of its unintentional

    2. I love to laugh. And I have a gigantic laugh. Might be annoying to others, but I love it. I don’t hold it in!

    3. I keep going. I haven’t given up on my dreams as much as I’ve been discouraged from them.

  6. Tami Moore July 17, 2012 at 14:36 #

    First, congratulations on the the Anniversary! I’m definitely one highly entertained by your blog. Thanks for writing!!

    What makes me feel sexy? Hmm, I would have to say wearing a sundress or mini skirt and seeing men, my husband included of course, checking me out when they don’t think I see them. As a stay at home mother of two, that really flatters me and gives me that extra strut in my night.

    Three positives are easy…
    1) I’m typically my friend’s counselor, even when I’m not in the mood and just want to roll my eyes and tell them to get over it.
    2) I’m definitely a giver and rarely spend money or take time for myself. Mommy might really want that next cute sundress or a sweet pair of shoes, but controls herself by saying, “need or want”.
    3) I’m a straight shooter, which can backfire. Hence #1. HA!!!

  7. monica July 17, 2012 at 17:41 #

    aw!!! you are AWESOME (even if i don’t win ;o). i feel tall and thereby sexy when i wear high heels. and for the three positive things about myself: 1. my wit is so sharp it will cut a watermelon. 2. despite my sharp wit, my compassion runs deep, and 3. i can make some awesome blueberry muffins from scratch. :o))) 4. i love your blog. ;o)
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  8. Rachel July 17, 2012 at 17:42 #

    Congrats on the anniversary! I love your blog.

    I feel sexy wearing lacy underthings and just a t-shirt and jeans. No one but me knows I’m wearing my get-it-underwear, so it’s a fun secret!

    Three positives…
    1. I’m a good person and I genuinely care about the people around me.
    2. I’m a great cook, and I love to make delicious food and then force-feed it to my friends. Granted, they’re usually pretty happy to eat anything I’ve made.
    3. I’m making it. My life isn’t perfect, but I know that I’m working as hard as I can to get where I want to go, even if things are a little difficult right now. Also, I remembered to feed my cat this morning. That would be her number one positive thing about me.
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  9. Stephenie Stone July 17, 2012 at 19:28 #

    Hmmm, I think jumping through the hoop of fire would have been easier…LOL.

    What makes me feel sexy…well, that’s a tough one. I’m not really a person who is overly concerned with my physical appearance…at least I didn’t used to be…but it’s funny how you don’t appreciate something until it is gone. The women in my family do not get “fat” per se as they get older, but they get a “pooch tummy”. So after having two kids, I have a little pot belly that I just can’t kill and so it’s really taken a tole on my “sexy factor”. I never realized how flat my tummy was, until it wasn’t. So feeling sexy is hard to come by these last few months after my daughter was born. One of the few things that still makes me feel sexy is when my husband randomly walks up behind me and gives me a little flirt. Either he puts his arms around me and gives me a little hug or he pats my bottom or whatever. It makes me think at least if no one on earth is attracted to me, at least he still is, and since he’s the only one I care about being attracted to me anyway, then at least, I’ve accomplished something.

    As far as the three things, I second guess myself ALL THE TIME, but 1) I really try hard to be a good well-rounded mom for my kids, 2) I genuinely like other people and try to help out and volunteer when I can and 3) I’m fairly crafty.

    I love your blog and appreciate your posts.
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  10. Bibiana July 18, 2012 at 03:56 #

    I feel sexy after a good workout and shower.

    Three good things:
    1. I went back on Wellbutrin this week, and I’m a lot less bitchy
    2. I only roll my eyes BEHIND my sister’s back
    3. I think my children are coolest people I know.

  11. Mami2jcn July 18, 2012 at 05:39 #

    A pretty bra makes me feel sexy.

    3 good things:
    1. I think I’m a good mom
    2. I am an up-front person
    3. As a Libra, I care a lot about things being fair and I try to be as fair as possible all the time.

  12. Stesha July 18, 2012 at 06:38 #

    Freshly exfoliated lips and red lipstick make me feel sexy!

    My 3 positive things:
    1.) I’m so thoughtful.
    2.) I’m a master kite flyer!
    3.) I’m such a prankster.
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  13. Suzanne July 18, 2012 at 07:42 #

    Three things? Ummm…

    1. my breastfeeding boobs are massive and get lots of compliments
    2. my hair is suddenly very long (for me) because baby girl made me forget to cut it for months and months
    3. I finally got a tan on vacation!

  14. marie July 18, 2012 at 08:25 #

    I feel sexy when I get on the scale after a bad eating week and havent gained a pound! Plus the obviously shower, dressed and makeup. I prefer to try to feel sexy in my lazy clothes though 🙂
    my positives are :
    1. I am *trying* very hard to have more patience and be happier with my life. My husband has said he can tell a difference in my attitude so that makes me feel good.
    2. My lawn is impecably green and lush whereas everyone elses is totally dead (we are in the st.louis area and havent had rain this entire summer).SOOO I am hauling my sprinklers around daily and hourly. A random guy stopped and asked how my lawn is so green and the mail lady said we are her favorite house.
    3. Although I have a 3 & 4 year old (both boys) and we have been inside WAYYY too much this summer, then I havent completely lost my mind yet.(my husband runs a golf course so he is rarely home so I become a single parent in the summer).
    4. Just because I feel like throwing another one in here-we actually have some savings $$ finally and I don’t feel like crying when I get on the bank account.

    ~I love your blog because of the realness. So keep that shit up and post more mother in law stories. They are the highlight of my day!

  15. Allison July 18, 2012 at 08:29 #

    What makes me feel sexy? My husband. No matter what I am wearing, or what my weight is at he always makes me feel sexy!

    Three positive things about me (why is this hard?):

    1. I am resourceful, if it needs to happen I will find a way

    2. I am creative

    3. I make the best scones, or at least I’m lucky enough to have a family that tells me I do!
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  16. Mel July 18, 2012 at 08:35 #

    I feel the most sexy whenever my boyfriend holds my hand while we’re shopping/walking through the mall, or kisses my cheek, or puts his arms around me, anything like that. I’ve never had a guy do that before and it makes me feel wanted, and loved.

    Three things about me:

    1) I’m EXTREMELY sarcastic and my mouth has no filter, which means I’m going to say whatever I’m thinking no matter how mean it might sound when it comes out. Needless to say I get myself into a lot of trouble 😛

    2) I write a lot of nerdy fan-fiction in my spare time.

    3) I will correct ANYBODY’S spelling any time, any place. I’ve even been known to take a red pen to the company newsletter at work (anyone that uses ‘our’ as a substitute for ‘are’ deserves a good beating)
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  17. Cara July 18, 2012 at 08:42 #

    What makes me feel sexy: cute jammies
    3 positive things about me: I decided to ask around to my friends and coworkers to see what they thought about me. I went with the top 3 answers:
    1. My sense of humor (I love to laugh so hard I cry)
    2. I am a great mom (I have 4 boys and I am not sure this is always true, but I love them to the moon and back!)
    3. I would give anyone the shirt off my back if they needed it.

  18. Kim July 18, 2012 at 10:56 #

    Happy Blog Anniversery Numero Dos!!!

    Ummmm… I feel the sexiest when I catch my unsuspecting husband oogling me. LOL That raw look of lust on his face (when he doesn’t know that I’ve caught him) makes me feel very…. womanly 😉

    3 positives…
    – I’m smarter than a lot of people first assume I would be..
    – I can jump in the air and click my heels together, like a lephrochan…. multiple times in a row.
    – I brought in 2 pieces of cheesecake, for me and my co-worker… AND I actually let her have her piece!

  19. Wowmom23 July 18, 2012 at 11:21 #

    Heavy weight lifting makes me feel very sexy :).

    3 positives:

    1. I did not cave in and give my 2 year old a bottle when she woke at 3am (she sleeps through the night but sometimes doesn’t eat her dinner (terrible 2’s) and then wakes hungry.

    2. Even though I have less than zero spare time, I still manage to help out at all 3 schools that my 3 children attend (including filling 100 water balloons yesterday at 8pm!)

    3. I’ve showered twice already since Saturday! 🙂

    Happy Anniversary!!

  20. Christene July 18, 2012 at 13:15 #

    Happy Anniversary Lovely!!

    I am not going to try for the gift card, because honestly, how can I compete with Sisyphus? I can’t… Best of luck to the rest!
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  21. Skylar July 18, 2012 at 14:10 #

    I feel sexy when I am being cuddled. I’m really self conscious, but when my guy is there with his arms around me, I feel amazing.

    I have a kick-butt smile, and an attitude to match. I am blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. And I am really proud that I have managed not to kill my guy in his sleep since we moved in together last month. 😀

  22. Sharon July 18, 2012 at 14:42 #

    My favorite black push-up bra makes me feel very sexy! (btw, it’s not from Victoria’s Secret, but I’d love to get one from there – hint, hint, hint) After exclusively breast-feeding my two young-ins, I need a lot of push up. And this bra makes my 40+ year-old chest look AMAZING.

    1. My personality is very engaging. People are drawn to me because I’m always laughing and smiling and make every one feel happy!

    2. I’m very creative. I paint. I create my own designs and embroidery on just about anything. I sew (pillow cases, furniture covers, drapes, clothes). I make my own jewelry. My house is full of my eclectic creations. This creative side of me carries over into everything I do. I’m always “thinking outside the box.”

    3. I’m a nurturer. A software trainer by profession and mother by design. I love helping everyone with anything. If I can help someone with a computer glitch or kiss my kids’ boo-boos, it just makes me feel warm inside.

  23. Throuthehaze July 18, 2012 at 14:50 #

    Mani/Pedis always make me fell sexy.

    1. I’ve finally learned patience
    2. I can be a pretty thoughtful person
    3. I’ve been trying out new recipes and haven’t had a failure yet!

    Happy Blogoversary!
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  24. Angie Elliott July 18, 2012 at 19:09 #

    Wearing lovely red lip gloss makes me feel sexy. And for the three positive things……I’m kind to people, I’m a hard worker and people say I’m funny. Love your writing.

  25. Marie July 18, 2012 at 21:30 #

    I feel sexy in high heels.

    Three things:

    1. I always give 110% when I do something no matter how hard it can be–if I’m going to do it, I want to do it well.
    2. I’m honest.
    3. I always try to see the bright side of things.

  26. andi snyder July 19, 2012 at 02:53 #

    congrats on your anniversary!

    i feel super sexy in a flowy sundress (i love summer!).

    3 positives:
    1. i am honest, almost to a fault.
    2. i pay bills on time.
    3. i am a good listener.

  27. Aubrey July 19, 2012 at 09:00 #

    I feel sexy in a sundress and heels 🙂

    3 positives:
    1. i am a supportive wife
    2. i manage money well
    3. i am a great home decorator 🙂

    family74014 at gmail dot com

  28. Denae July 19, 2012 at 10:40 #

    I feel sexy when my hair and makeup is done, nails are polished, and legs are shaved.
    1: I am a good Mom
    2: There is laundry to do because my family has clothes on their bodies.
    3: I do what I can to show that I care about my family and friends. I’d give the shirt off my back.
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  29. icescreammama July 19, 2012 at 11:31 #

    1. my husband
    2. random whistling construction workers
    3. a $30 gift card for victoria secret!!!!

    yeah baby! 🙂

  30. Vicki July 19, 2012 at 15:20 #

    What makes me feel sexy? The look a guy gives you that tells you he’s interested.

    Three positive things about me:
    1. I don’t give in even when my 2 year old throws herself on the floor screaming cuz she wants something (in public).
    2. I’m moving in a month to an awesome brand new apartment and will be able to afford movers!
    3. I take my daughter to the pool several times a week even though I hate it there.

  31. Jen @ Bible Belt to Boulder July 19, 2012 at 16:34 #

    First of all, Happy Blogoversary!

    And hmmm … when do I feel sexy? I wonder if I should be concerned that I’ve had to really think about this. I guess, in the Spring (I’m used to being in the South where Summer is sweltering and humid), when my hair is fixed, make-up on, legs shaved (I love how many of us have to specify that), I have a mani/pedi and a light summer dress – and when, and this part is key, I feel like I’ve done well that day, whether it’s in parenting or work or being a friend or what have you. Without that last part, it’s surprisingly difficult to pull off feeling attractive, much less sexy. Sexy requires a certain level of overall confidence, I think.

    Positive things:
    1. I just risked everything, threw caution to the wind and moved to a new State. I feel good about having that courage.
    2. I have an extremely quick and dry wit, which has bailed me out of many an awkward social situation.
    3. I am very devoted to the people I care about – partner, friends, (most) family. The people in my life that are important to me, know they are important to me.
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  32. Jennifer C. July 20, 2012 at 11:37 #

    I feel sexy when I’ve been working out and a little less squishy. 3 positive things: 1) I love to smile. I think smiles are contagious. 2) I am learning to be a more vocal person and express my opinions and wants. It’s hard, but I’m getting better at it day by day. 3) I’m honest but I always try to give any negative feedback with a strong dose of Southern manners.

  33. katherine d July 20, 2012 at 12:21 #

    i feel sexiest when I’m in high heels and a push up bra. Nothing feels better 🙂

    3 positive things about myself:

    1. 4.0 gpa in college currently
    2. I have pretty green eyes
    3. I have a sexy little beauty mark placed perfectly above my lip.

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