As some of you may know, I am attending my first BlogHer conference in NYC next week. I’m excited to have the chance to meet some of my favorite bloggers in person as well as the opportunity to connect with some potential new Sponsors for my website (that means more giveaways for you)! Although, I might be most excited about the prospect of peeing with the door closed, taking long, uninterrupted showers, and sleeping solo in a bed for four days and three nights!
I’m probably equally as excited about peeing with the door closed as I am for some of the fun opportunities at BlogHer ’12 for this year’s attendees like the chance to win a $1500 makeover from Windows! They will be announcing five winners at the conference for a $1500 style makeover, plus a new PC and more prizes! I usually don’t enter these types of contests, but as many of you know from reading some of my posts over the last couple years, I’ve been pretty sick thanks to my Celiac’s Disease. Thankfully, I finally got that diagnosis in June, so now I know what’s been ailing me at least. Due to some pretty severe damage from eating the wrong foods for years, I’m still having trouble breaking down fatty foods and dairy so I’m basically on a totally gluten free, low fat and nearly dairy free diet. My diet may leave a lot to be desired, but since following it fully, I’m feeling nearly 100% better (and don’t worry, I can still drink wine!) However, as a result of the sickness and now the low calorie diet I’m forced to adhere to, I’m four dress sizes smaller than I was when my health started to go down hill in December of 2010. I’ve been hesitant to buy new clothes, not knowing what was wrong and if my weight would return. After all three kids celebrated July birthdays, and now back to school shopping starts, there aren’t a lot of funds left over for me to buy a whole new fall and winter wardrobe either. Then I read about this style makeover from Windows and thought I’d toss my hat in the ring!
(Oh, and for legal purposes and official rules, “In writing this post, I’m entering the Microsoft Windows Style Makeover sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover!“)
If I won the makeover, I’d love to do some serious shopping for clothes that would fit my active lifestyle, but would dress up well for going out with friends and for meeting new sponsors. I love looks that are feminine and easy to wear, and I’d love some items to flatter my now smaller frame (never thought I’d say that ever). And do you know how bad I need this? Just take a look at the video above and see the few items I can still wear that fit properly (spoiler for long time readers: the leopard leotard and hot pink unitard make an appearance!).
So please, Windows, help me with a new wardrobe! And if not, come find me at BlogHer ’12….I’ll at least be easy to spot!
And for one last reason I deserve this, just take a look at my celebrity twin for God’s sake:
Are you going to BlogHer ’12? Want info on how to enter? Click here for details! Five winners will be announced on the floor at BlogHer – deadline is 7/27, Hurry!