September 2013 Tea & Talk Giveaway

This post accompanies my MHWL Tea & Talk (September 2013) video as a means to host the coordinating giveaway.  If you missed the video and are curious, you can watch it below:

The September 2013 Tea & Talk Giveaway  will run for one week, ending on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6 PM CST.  The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  There will be TWO winners!  Each will win one of the LUSH Beach Boxes pictured below:


You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below.   I’ll announce the two winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly, as always.  I will also post the results of the giveaway poll on this blog post.  Good luck!


Congrats to Kristina and Alexsandra on being selected as the winners of my September 2013 Tea & Talk Giveaway!

The Poll Results for *What are you most looking forward to this fall?* out of 1991 entries:

Sweater Weather – 29%
Changing Leaves – 21%
Fall Fashion – 15%
Thanksgiving – 13%
Fall Treats – 11%
Halloween – 11%

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties.  If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.

*This is not a sponsored giveaway.  I am not affiliated with Dior.  The prizes were purchased by me.*


37 thoughts on “September 2013 Tea & Talk Giveaway”

  1. Jen, sweetie when you unplug your not shutting down mentally. Give yourself a day without a schedule or a to do list, put your blogs aside and remember we your subscribers love you.

  2. Thanks for a another great Tea & Talk. I much prefer to comment here on your blog rather than the comment section of the video, so hoping that is okay. I’m so glad you’re doing what you need to do to take care of yourself; that is the most important thing! Ultimately, however much you decide is workable for you as far as your channels go…is enough. Even with an endeavor you love, it’s smart to deal with the pressure before it gets to be too much. Going now to enter yet another fun giveaway. Take care! 🙂

  3. Hi Jen,

    Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the Tea & Talk. You looked beautiful in this video, and yellow is very flattering on you. Also, I totally understand about needing some “me” time, and so admire you for doing what you know is best for you. I was also very happy to hear that you will be attending the festival and running again. You’re truly an inspiration to so many people, but, I’m happy because I know that just being at WDW makes you happy. I too love that magical feeling that I get when I’m strolling through the park, and have yet to find anything quite like it. Thanks for all you do, and whatever you decide in the weeks ahead, just put you and your family first.

    Warm regards,


  4. Hi Jenn! I just watched your video and it was so great to see you! I’m sorry to hear that you’re not feeling like yourself lately. I know how that feels. I went through a period where I was just feeling anxious and depressed and just not right. I went to my doctor and the first thing she did was prescribe an antidepressant. Well, I thought, what have I got to loose? So I tried it that night.. Boy was I wrong! It made me even more anxious. I couldn’t sleep and I became physically ill. My doctor said it might take time for my body to adjust but I thought that if something was making me this sick, it just wasn’t right. So I threw them out and decided to try a more natural approach. Everyone thought I was crazy not to just take the pills and it did take a while to start feeling better. But I’m a big believer in how the food we eat impacts not only our physical but our mental health. One of the most important changes I made was to add krill oil and probiotics to my diet. I know everyone is different and it might take a little reading and experimentation to find what works best for you. I wish you all the best and hope you feel great again soon!

  5. yay! you answered my question 🙂

    i love your videos, jen! i hope you start feeling more like your best self soon. as a person who deals with anxiety, i go through phases of feeling completely off, so i can sympathize. it’s so good that you’re giving yourself some space & allowing yourself the time you need to get back to feeling right.

    i hope you have a great, relaxing weekend!

  6. Jen, I hope you’re going to feel better soon. I’m sure you find the way to feel better. Think of your next vacations at Disneyworld, of your trip to Utah in October and think that so many people care about you. Sometimes, I feel depressed too, it seems to be common when Summer is over and Fall comes with short days and colder weather. Take your time to feel better. 🙂

  7. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well lately. I can really empathize as I have not been feeling myself lately either. I have physical issues as well. I hope we both get to feeling better really soon! I like your videos, Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  8. Jen, always remember FOLLOW YOUR HEART; and it is okay if you decide to take a short/long break, your health is number ONE my friend; and in order for you to give to your subscribers love, inspiration, motivation, smiles, courage through these screens YOU have to be filled FIRST.

    God bless you, (travel blog – in Spanish)

  9. Hi Jen

    Greeting from New York !!!
    I truly hope you feel yourself again, soon.
    I have missed your vlogs but being that i am a fairly new viewer, I get to hit the archives and it’s keeping me happy !!!
    I also hope you get back to them soon, but seriously, think about your health first. The older I get the more important good health really is.

    Thank you for being so generous, I say that for each giveaway but I do mean it. It’s exciting to wait to see if I win, fingers crossed this
    time !!!!!

    Take care of yourself, ok ?

  10. You are by far my favorite YouTube vlogger. You are kind, genuine, and such a fun person to watch. I am glad you are taking some time to get yourself back up to par! I can’t imagine doing what you do everyday for a living. Sometimes I will read through the comments and it makes me so sad how mean some people can be. It is not just your videos, all the YouTube vloggers get them. I suffer from anxiety myself and something that has taken me a long time to accept is that not everyone is going to like me and that is ok. Also, what people say a lot of the time reflects more on them than on you. I am sure you have read plenty of comments on your vlogs and others that you could never imagine thinking let alone actually saying. That is my rant. Hope you feel better soon!

  11. Hi Jen…..I have been a follower of your videos for awhile now. I am old enough to be your mother (lol) but find you adorable…and I really respect what you are doing and how you handle life in social media. My ultimate dream was also to be a housewife…and while I taught school for about 10 years, my heart belonged at home. No apologies. It is often hard work. I do not regret one minute of my years at home. If I were starting over again, I would once again choose being a housewife.

    Stay true to yourself Jen…thank you for the joy you bring me…. allowing me to peek into your life…and becoming a “friend”.

  12. Hi Jen, Hope you feel better with some time to relax and not have to stress about You Tube. I think we all need time to take of ourselves. Do that and hope you feel better real soon. I hope you do vlogs again in October. We love you and can’t wait to have you feel back to yourself real soon!!! xxxooo

  13. Hi Jen,
    Take care of YOU first and foremost ! Just like they say in the planes, put your life jacket on first if you are gonna be able to help others. The same goes for our life and health. I am 44 and you remind me of my niece who is 34. (not sure how old you are though)(?) I love your smile and watch organized like Jen for inspiration. I am fairly a newbie fan also, so I can catch up on archives. Hope your feeling like yourself again soon!

  14. Jen as much as I love your videos and seeing what your up to dont burn yourself out. I know its kinda turned into a income and hope you dont feel like you have to make them now or else. That is when it becomes a job and then a job you dont love no more. Do them at your own pace and dont focus on the amount of what you post. I love blogging but I got to where it was about how many post I could make, not the content of the post. I took a break due to a death in the family and since have had health issues so I am not doing it as much as I would love to. Like you said you have to listen to your body. Take care Jen

  15. Take care of yourself Jen. I’ve been going through something myself since April and I started seeing a “natural” doctor that specializes in NMT. At first I was skeptical, but my family all says they see a difference even though I’m not fully better yet. I get treatments every other week. It may be something for you to look into 🙂 hope your feeling like your old self soon 🙂

  16. Hi Jen! I just wanted to take a moment to say how much I enjoy your videos. I have been a faithful viewer well over a year now, and I’m so appreciative of your honesty and willingness to share your life with us! You have truly inspired me in many ways and I am extremely grateful for that. I hope you are back to yourself soon! I am very much looking forward to “spending the holidays with you”. Prayers for health and happiness!

  17. Jen, you have become such an inspiration to me. You truly are an amazing person with such a wonderful heart. Thanks for sharing your life with your fans that love you. Take care of yourself. Maybe you could have a meet and great while you visit Disney In Orlando. Would love to meet you. Love you always.

  18. Hi Jen, just wanted to say hope you are fighting fit soon. I am missing your vlogs but your health must come first. Don’t feel obliged to come back and do too much, take it at a steady pace, we would rather see a little of you rather than not at all. I cannot believe you are going to be at disney world the same time as me and my family! If I see you I may have to come and say hi! I will be the strange English woman! Hope you manage to be fit enough for the half marathon, but like you said, if you are not, you are still at disney, so what could be better! All the best to you and Don. Hope to see more of you soon. Anne.

  19. Hi Jen

    Another fab tea and talk. I would love to be a housewife and you shouldn’t feel like you need to justify it to anyone! Your trip to Disney sounds exciting too! My hubby had booked for us to go to Eurodisney for my 30th birthday which was last week, however, a little obstacle stood in his way….I’m pregnant! So we are going to postpone and go when our little one is old enough to enjoy it too! We would love to go to the parks in America….maybe one day! I love all that is Disney! Hope you start to feel a little more like yourself soon!


  20. I so enjoy your tea & talk …. I too make myself a tea, relax & enjoy. I also think you tend to offer great advice, advice a great girlfriend would offer another. Thanks for giving us a peek at your Winnie girl, she’s just such a sweetie. And thank you too for reminding us all that we need to listen to our bodies, give ourselves some space and to embrace what makes us happy. I think we all need to be reminded of those things – so important! Congrats on your up & coming trip to Disney – you of course will have a wonderful time – who couldn’t at the Happiest place in the World 🙂
    Anyway – thanks again for just being you – although this does feel creepily one sided – you are very much appreciated!

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