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Happy Birthday to Me Giveaway

springBy this time of the year, we are more than ready for the tilting of the Earth that heralds the spring equinox and better weather. It’s a promise that summer will soon be here.

This time of year is always a great time for me because I get to break out the spring colors and celebrate my birthday. As the years have passed, the celebrations have gotten smaller but my enthusiasm for my special day has not dampened with age.

This year, I thought that I would celebrate my birthday a little differently. Instead of compiling my list of things that I want in gift bags, I decided that I would give away some of the things that I cannot live without. It’s my birthday gift to RMC’s loyal readers.

On my birthday, my child has gotten up early for the past two years to make waffles with me. As much as we love a short cut, we do the real thing on birthdays. So my first birthay giveaway item is a waffle maker. If you don’t have one of these you don’t know what you are missing! You will love it. You can make waffles, eggs, bacon and have it on the table within a half hour. 

Nothing says love like chocolate chip waffles in the morning!

“Thank you sweetheart for making waffles with mommy this morning.”

In my post, I have made no secret that I love a good glass of wine. My birthday celebration would not be complete without it. So my second giveaway item is a great wine glass so everyone will know it’s my birthday!  Everyone needs one of these in their cabinet for special occasions.  Guys get involved. The colors are neutral!

lo birthday wine

Living in England has taught me that the weather is questionable more than it is beautiful. Outside grilling weather is not always as guaranteed as it is in the United States. I have learned the value of indoor grilling. On my birthday, I normally take a step back from exercising and have a nice juicy piece of beef. This year, my daugther has decided we are having hamburgers.  Since she is in charge of the birthday dinner, burgers it will be.  Did I mention plain burgers with no condiments?  So my birthday dinner wish will be for lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and pickles.  That is not normally on her menu.

indoor grill

To end my special day, nothing says, “Happy Birthday!” better than popcorn and a movie with my favorite, little girl.


To win one of my favorite birthday items, drop me a line!

Here is hoping that my birthday leaves you celebrating with one of my favorite things.

This giveaway is open to US residents only.



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Always Believe in Yourself, Cynthia

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  1. Excellent. Happy Birthday. I missed the giveaway! Great idea a birthday gift for someone else on your birthday. I hope you got something nice too.

  2. Nice Reply,The Boxing Match of Happiness is aawesome

  3. My perfect gift is actually purple roses. They are really hard to find and hubby found them for Valentine’s Day so I do not expect them for my b-day on Monday.

    By the way Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great one!

    Oh and we just made homemade waffles this week. I enjoyed it but hubby didn’t (probably because they were made with Flapjacks not real waffle mix although the box did say waffles too lol).
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    • Hi Angie,

      I love African roses they are my favorite and really rare. A firend sent me some once and I have been hooked every since. It is one of the things that I miss about being in the United States is getting really nice roses. I love waffles as does my child and yes you have to use the good Belgium Waffle mix to make them awesome.

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  4. I romantic weekend away somewhere, ANYWHERE with a ot tub, would be my ideal birthday present!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. I would love a trip. A nice relaxing trip to a cozy cabin where I could just get away for a few days.
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  6. My fav birthday gift would have to be a night out on the town. Being a mother of 5 does not leave much time for momma to relax. I am not complaining because my children are my world. It would just be nice to be able to cut lose a lil and tear up the dance floor!

    • Hi Laura,

      Wow a mother of five. That would not leave much time to have me time. It has been so long since I have been out dancing I would be afraid I would break a hip because I was be grooving so hard. I hope you get that night out soon. It sounds like you really need it and deserve it. In the meantime, I really hope you win one of the gifts. Have a great week.

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  7. Jewelry always makes a nice gift for me, especially when it has my children’s gemstones.

  8. The perfect gift for me would be a day out with my family spending the day together and getting lots of exercise followed by dinner out at a great restaurant.

    • Hi Kathy,

      That sounds like an awesome day. I love a family outing. In the winter, we don’t do a lot of family outings so I am always grateful when I get out with my family. There are some beautiful places to just hang out. Living in the DC area there are also tons of great places to explore different foods.
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  9. Happy Birthday! Wow that is a beautiful grill, that would be what I would like.

  10. Happy Happy Birthday!

    I would love to have the grill as I hate to fire up my grill for one burger. The waffle maker would be GREAT to make chocolate chip pancakes!!!

  11. Barbara Stenby

    Being that today IS my Birthday I would have to say the indoor grill would be great for me right now being it is 30 degrees and I am freezing! I can’t wait to grill outside but wish I had this indoor grill right now~

    • Happy Birthday Barbara. I can see how a grill would help you especially in bad weather. It is freezing here right now and I could not imagine having to go out in this weather to grill. Barbara, I hope that you are having a great birthday and that one of these prizes will find it’s way to your doorstep as a belated present.
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  12. Haaaaappy birthday!!! Insert champaigne, beautiful flowers, baloons and delicious birthday cake here. Birthdays are so fun!

    A gift that would make me very happy is a trip to the nearest spa. When it happens, I usually turn off my phone and enjoy the spa procedures as long as I can. I just love the pampering and the way my body feels afterward!

  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and wish i would have started celebrating my 39th 13 years ago :) I would be thrilled with any prize although that grill would be great since doing chemo i can not stand the smell of charcoal but LOVE a good grilled burger. Thanks for the chance and have a Blessed birthday!

    • Hi Beth,

      I hope you are recovering from your chemo nicely. I am sure that once you are going to chemo there are things that really change in your life. My mother is experiencing that right now. I can see how a grill would assist you when going to throught chemo and still allow you to have a great burger. Even though, I have started to tell everyone that I am 39 years of age, my seven year old keeps busting me and telling my real age. Hope you are having a great day Beth.
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  14. Bev Hoffman-Rush

    I don’t have a waffle maker would love one.

  15. Happy Birthday beautiful! For some reason, your blog didn’t transfer into my new reader! I was wondering where all the good posts were! Geeze! Anywho, I got ya my radar now!

    These are fabulous gifts! That grill would be spectacular for winter or rainy weather grilling! Mmm now I’m hungry looking at those burgers!

    • Hi Bren,

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. It has been a great one so far. I am happy you came over for a visit. I love my grill as well. It has been perfect for my English weather and I am sure that once I am back in the states and we are enjoying those snowy winters I will be equally grateful for it. I hope you are having a great weekend.
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  16. The perfect gift for me would be a little “me time”
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    • Hi Melissa,

      Time for yourself does seem to come by harder and harder once you have a family. I can not believe how little time I have for myself unless I get up at 5 am or go to bed extremely late. I hope that you get some time for yourself soon. Thank you so much for visiting.

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  17. I would love to win this.

  18. I’m in the USA so I don’t think I can enter, but I wanted to say Happy Birthday. :)

  19. I would like the indoor grill so I can use it in bad weather
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  20. Almost forgot to say Happy Birthday!

  21. first, thank you for the book I won it came this week and we have already been reading it! The perfect gift to me is not physical but being able to go out to a nice dinner or even a relaxing movie is an awesome gift to me! We have huge family breakfasts on sundays and this waffle iron would be awesome for that :)

  22. I love the tabletop grill! It would be perfect for me because we currently don’t have a stove and could use anything like this right now. Thanks for the giveaway and have a great birthday!
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  23. My favorite gift is the waffle maker! Since we are gluten-free, this is the kind of food we have to make ourselves, but we don’t yet have a waffle maker :)
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  24. I like to receive gift cards to my favorite stores, no one can squeeze a shopping spree out of a few bucks like me, lol.

    Happy Birthday!!!
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  25. Happy birthday, Cynthia. It’s your sixteenth. Right?

    Best wishes for many more!

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