New Year Goals & Unique Watches Giveaway

I look at New Years as a great excuse for a fresh start! With a new year comes new changes and with that should come new goals!

The coming new year is definitely bringing new changes to the Pankiw house hold. Clayton was laid off over the holidays so we have decided that he is going to stay home with Cash for a couple months while I go back to work (Mr. Mom!!) which I am so excited about as he was away a lot this past year so it will give them the time to bond and build an even better father/son relationship!

I am back to work in the New Year and this is definitely going to be adjustment for me! I am both excited and nervous about it! Even just thinking about juggling family life, the blog, work, my lipsense business and life in general seems a bit overwhelming but I am looking forward to the challenge! With that here are a couple goals I am setting for myself this coming year!

Cruelty Free

One of the biggest goals I have set to start in the New Year, somewhat of a life goal, is to become more aware of where the products I am buying are coming from and what they are doing to our environment/animals. I would really like all of the products I buy to be cruelty free from now on this includes makeup, skincare, body products and fashion and I also want to be more aware of where our food is coming from, buying from local businesses and farmers. Now that being said I am no where near perfect but in doing research and educating myself I know that I can become a more responsible consumer and also feel positive about the products I am using and also the products I am sharing with you guys on the blog!

I have been compiling a couple blog posts over the holidays and working diligently on them, these include posts on cruelty free makeup, skincare and other body products, as well as cruelty free fashion and I will be sharing all of these over the next coming weeks!

I know it will be a challenge, I know it won’t be easy and possibly difficult at times but Im looking forward to embarking on this positive journey!

Health

I think every New Year goal should include something in regards to health and I know everyoneeee and their sister have new years resolutions that involve health and wellness but we only have one body and our health is so important so i think its a valid resolution!

Clayton and I considered buying a gym membership but considering my upcoming work schedule and his potential of working after the next couple months we wanted a solution that would be flexible and something we could do in our home, on the road or while working out of town!

We landed on the 8Fit app after seeing several commercials we decided to look into! We really wanted not only a fitness app but a nutrition app as well and 8Fit matched all of the above! Ill be sure to keep you guys updated on our fitness journey as well!

 

Disconnect

This is something I have really struggled with in the past and something I really want to focus on and be better at this year. I want to be more present when I am with my family, especially now that Clayton is home full time. Im hoping by creating a schedule I can designate an hr to the blog or work but at the end of the hour walk away for the day. This is the plan so we will see how it goes!

Clayton and I have also agreed not to have phones in bed or after 8pm and this has already substantially helped up put my phone away and be present and connected with my family!

 

Jord Watch Giveaway

Last but not least lets start the New Year off right with an AAAAmazing Giveaway!!!!

Word Watches was so gracious to gift me this beautiful watch and I wanted to pass along the kindness and gift this gorgeous watch to one of you!! This hand crafted Frankie Series Jord Watch is absolutely stunning in person and is just one of three prizes that Jord Watches has been kind enough to offer to my followers!!

What better way to start off the New Year that with a beautiful new watch from Jord Watches!!! Jord Watches offers sophisticated and elegant wood watches for both men and women, perfectly flattering for your winter wardrobe! Jord Watches are made with 100% hand crafted natural wood with stunning sapphire crystal glass and make a beautiful accessory for your wrist!

First Prize: This Frankie Series Jord Watch (shown below)

Second Price: $100 Gift Code for Jord Watches

Third Prize: Everyone who enters will receive a $25 Gift Code for Jord Watches!!!

**********To enter fill out the Jord Watches entry form here and that’s it!**********

If you’re not already you can follow Boots & Bassets on Instagram @bootsandbassets and on my Facebook page Boots & Bassets Lifestyle Blog

The giveaway will close January 14th, 2018! The winner will be announced here!

 

 

 

 

Wooden Wrist Watch

Warehouse One Giveaway

I was absolutely elated when Warehouse One approached me to partner with them to showcase some of their fabulous new styles for fall! If you are not familiar with them, Warehouse One is a Canadian retailer that specializes in jeans and offers a huge range of sizes to fit all body types including ladies’ jeans in sizes 24-36 and 14+-22+ and ladies’ tops in XS-XXXL! They have 129 stores throughout Canada and also offer online shopping as well at http://www.warehouseone.com.

I really resonated with their styles and their goals to give their customers fashion forward pieces that fit well, flatter and are affordable. As women and moms it is so important to our self confidence that we feel good in the clothes we are wearing. I could not say enough good things about the selection, fit and comfort of the clothes I tried on at Warehouse One, especially their jeans!! I tried about 4 different pairs and besides the length of one, I loved every single one of them. I ended up choosing the Bottoms Up Skinny Jeans, that are cut and sewn to give a little boost to your bum! I mean what women doesn’t want a little extra lift back there that doesn’t require the gym!! They also have a beautiful stretch in them, I don’t know about you but I won’t buy my jeans without a little stretch, it makes them more comfortable and flattering! I also instantly fell in love with this olive relaxed tee and floral bomber. Both styles are so cute, comfortable, flattering and super affordable, each piece giving you endless possibilities when it comes to working with your own wardrobe! I have added the direct link for each piece below!

And now to the Giveaway!!!!!!! Warehouse One has been generous enough to give TWO!! of my followers free jean gift certificates so you can nab a pair of these fabulous jeans!!

To Enter The Giveaway

On Facebook (Considered 1 Entry)

  1. Like Boots & Bassets & Warehouse One on Facebook
  2. Share the Giveaway Post (here)
  3. Comment and tag friends you would go jean shopping with!

On Instagram (Considered 1 Entry)

  1. Follow @bootsandbassets & @warehouseonejeans on Instagram
  2. Like Post
  3. Comment and tag your friends who you’d go jean shopping with!

A winner will be selected on August 16th. Open to Canadian Residents Only!!

 

Outfit Details: Floral Bomber, Skinny JeansV Neck Tee

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Pink Blush Maternity Giveaway

As you guys know I was initially VERY resistant to buying maternity clothes and at this point I don’t know why haha!! When Pink Blush Maternity contacted me to team up with them, it took one look at their website and I was sold! Maternity and Non maternity items for any women, of all shapes and sizes! They offer a huge range of MaternityMaternity PlusNon Maternity and even baby clothes and accessories, literally a one stop shop! To boot, most of their maternity clothes can be worn during pregnancy and even after which is why I think I was initially hesitant. I did not want to buy clothes and spend a ton of money on pieces that I may only get a couple months use of out! Nope, not with Pink Blush!!

They graciously sent me this Mint Green Floral Dress and this Cream Floral Delivery/Nursing Robe and I am so in love with both. The robe is so beautiful and soft and will be a staple throughout the rest of my pregnancy as well as when turtle is born! The dress is so beautiful and the colours, perfection. Both items I can wear before, during and after pregnancy which I love! I have also ordered several pieces from their site that I can’t wait to wear this coming fall!!

Now onto the exciting part! I have teamed up with Pink Blush Maternity to offer one lucky follower a $75 gift card, winner will be drawn at random and announced Friday August 19th!!!!!! Maternity, Non Maternity or baby accessories, there is a ton of selection for every woman!!

There are several ways to enter (please follow each step in order to be entered) and there is no limit to how many times you can enter:

Facebook: Like Boots & Bassets Facebook Page and Pink Blush Maternity Facebook Page. Share this giveaway post on Facebook. (1 Entry)

Twitter: Retweet this post on twitter and follow myself @bootsandbassets and @pinkblushmat (1 Entry)

Instagram: Follow myself @bootsandbassets as well as @pinkblushmaternity and like the giveaway post. (1 Entry) For an extra entry you can repost the instagram giveaway post using the hashtag #pinkblushgiveaway (1 Entry)

Contest is open to North America Only.

Hope you ladies enjoy and good luck!!

Sarah xo

 

 

February Giveaway!!

The last couple months have been amazing for Boots and Bassets, January was the most successful month so far in terms of views and visitors and I am also closing in on 1000 followers on Instagram so to say thank you and celebrate I wanted to do a little giveaway for a couple of my favourite beauty products!!!!!! Also I know with this economy times can be tough so to be able to give back to you guys for all the love even if its just a couple little things, is important and means a lot to me!  The winner will be announced February 12th just in time for Valentines Day!

Included in the Giveaway!

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (My Fav Lux Contour Kit)
  • 3 Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Trap, LAX & Limbo (My 3 Fav colours in Matte Lipstick)
  • Rimmel Maxi Bronzer (My Fav Drugstore Bronzer)
  • Travel Size Bottle of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume (My Fav Perfume)
  • Lashes by House of Lashes in Iconic (My Fav False Lashes)
  • Precision Blending Sponge (My Fav Drugstore Beauty Blender)

For Entries:

  1. Follow Boots & Bassets on Facebook (1 Entry)
  2. Share this post on Facebook (1 Entries)
  3. Follow @bootsandbassets on Instagram (1 Entry)
  4. Repost this image on Instagram and hashtag #bootsandbassetsgiveaway (1 Entries)
  5. Follow @bootsandbassets on Twitter (1 Entry)
  6. Retweet this post on Twitter (1 Entry)

For a total of 6 possible entries!! You an also repost andshare multiple times to increase your entries and chances of winning!!

This giveaway is open to residents of North America! Thank you guys so much and good luck!!!!

Love,

Sarah xo

 

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