Giveaway has ended. Register to WIN this Citrus & Honey Gift Set, from Annie Oakley Perfumery, just in time for Mother’s Day. We’re giving away one gift set to one of our readers. Leave your reply by midnight, May 3, 2015, and you’ll be entered to win. Winner will be announced the following Monday morning. See the complete rules for all details.
Annie Oakley Perfumery Gift Set Giveaway – Mother’s Day 2015
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We Have A Winner – Contest Has Ended – Congratulations to “Ms M”
Thank You to everyone that entered our giveaway. I’ve enjoyed reading about your Mother’s Day plans, and appreciate you taking the time to share them with us here on Taste of Southern.
Thank You to www.annieoakley.com perfumery for providing our gift set.
I do hope you have a great Mother’s Day, and that all goes as planned for you.
As one comment suggested, those of us who no longer have our moms with us, should take a little time to reflect on the mom we had, and to cherish those memories. I think that’s a great idea.
Thank you again for participating. Stay tuned for our next giveaway… coming soon.
Here’s how our Giveaway went, in case you missed it.
It’s time to confess.
I’ve always been fascinated with Annie Oakley. There, I said it.
Maybe it’s the hair, maybe it’s those fringed cowgirl outfits, or maybe it’s just the look in her eyes. I’m not really sure.
You’ve got to respect a woman that says, “I ain’t afraid to love a man, and I ain’t afraid to shoot him either.” Especially when it’s Annie Oakley, known as “Little Sure Shot,” and America’s first female superstar.
Her life story is fascinating, and touches parts of North Carolina. She spent the later years of her life just up the road from my hometown, in nearby Pinehurst, North Carolina. While there, at the age of 62, Oakley hit 100 clay targets in a row from 16 yards away. Her sharp shooting skills were phenomenal.
Annie Oakley traveled many years with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.
That show performed in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 28, 1901. In the early morning hours of October 29, while travelling to Danville, Virginia, the show train hit head on with a southbound train near Lexington, North Carolina. It has been declared the most awesome railroad disaster to ever occur in North Carolina.
110 horses on the train were either killed, or had to be put down by members of the travelling troupe. Certainly a miracle, no one was killed in the wreck.
Reports state that Annie Oakley, and her husband Frank Butler were involved in the accident. Oakley received internal injuries, her left side paralyzed, and within 17 hours, her chestnut brown hair turned white. Doctors said she would probably never walk again… but she did.
You can read more about the story by visiting the News & Observer Past times story HERE.
Growing up, I remember my dad talking about having seen Annie Oakley and the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show in person during his youth. My dad was born in 1890, was many years older than my mom, and probably saw the show after it began again in the years following the train accident.
As I said, I’ve always been fascinated with Annie Oakley.
Annie Oakley Perfumery:
I stumbled across the Annie Oakley Perfumery website one day on the Internet. I tried to contact them regarding working together on this giveaway, but they never replied. Still, I wanted to offer this set for our 2015 Mother’s Day Giveaway.
(Update: I contacted Annie Oakley Perfumery once again, and was delighted that they agreed to provide the gift set for this giveaway. We’ll be posting more about them later. Good news!)
Here’s what you could win:
Eau de Cologne, 4 oz.
Foaming Body Wash, 8 oz.
Luxurious Body Lotion, 8 oz.
Natural Ramie Sponge
Zippered Bag for easy carrying or gift giving
Annie Oakley Perfumery is located in Indiana, and is the only company producing high-end scents in the United States. What’s not to love about a company that makes colognes and fragrances for women, men, and a line of products for horses? Yep… horses.
Learn more about Annie Oakley fragrances at www.annieoakley.com.
How To Enter:
Just answer this one quick and easy question. Leave your answer in the Comments section below.
Question: What are your plans for Mother’s Day?
That’s it. Just leave your reply in the Comments section below – before midnight May 03, 2015. You’ll be entered in our giveaway and could win this lovely gift set, courtesy of Taste of Southern. How easy is that?
Rules, Rules, Rules.
You must be over 18 to enter.
Open to the lower 48 states only, with apologies to all our other visitors.
Only one entry per person.
Contest ends at midnight Eastern time, Sunday – May 03, 2015.
Winner will be selected at random, via Random.org. There is no right or wrong answer.
Winner will be posted Monday morning, May 04, 2015.
You MUST come back to see if you won, and claim your prize by midnight, Wednesday – May 06, 2015.
If you are the winner, please submit your Name and Mailing Address to us via the Contact Page on this site.
Unclaimed prizes may be held for a future giveaway.
So, leave your answer below… and Good Luck Sharp Shooter.
Let me just take this time to wish all of our mom’s a very Happy Mother’s Day. We love you, we appreciate you, we say Thank You for all you do/have done for us.
PS: Your Comment will not appear immediately, but be assured you’ll be entered if you leave a comment before the deadline. I’ll approve and post the replies just as quickly as possible. Thanks.