Hey! What She Said! And 1 Fun Instagram Contest

How many times have you been in a situation where you think of the perfect response to something someone said to you? Only it’s a week later! Me? Almost every time I’m in a group setting! It’s like “The Comeback” episode on Seinfeld, I always think of what I should have said later! Or like the title of this post, someone else has the perfect comeback and I just clumsily say, “Hey, yea! What she said!”

Well, I have the perfect solution to that problem now. Send the person a gift with the perfect comeback written on the card! Who doesn’t love a gift? They may have completely forgotten what you’re talking about, but with a well-thought out purchase, you can remind them! In a nice way, of course! And you don’t have to purchase it from the “Jerk Store”!

Hey, What she said!

CoziNest is launching a brand new gift basket business. And, as you all know, word of mouth is the very best advertising. So, I’m asking you to pass on the good news. You can start it out with, “Hey, What She Said!” And then, when you have everyone’s attention, you share the good news of the “Comeback Basket!” You just send us the story of what happened and we’ll help you put together the perfect gift! And, we’ll throw in the “comeback sauce” with a zingy little phrase.

This is just a small sampling of what we will have to offer. We will also have “Hostess with the Mostest” baskets, “Secret Santa”, “Call Your Mother” and perhaps something for the “Recovering Pessimist”. Who knows what all we will come up with. Or perhaps what you will come up with.

Contest on Instagram

she said, oh my gift basket

Hop over to Instagram to join a contest to win a gift basket of your own, valued at over $100. But, before you go, be sure to subscribe by email so we have another way to contact you if you win! You can always unsubscribe later if needed.

Here are the rules:

Contest Terms and Conditions or What She Said!

  • Contact Kim Burdette @ kim@ with any contest questions
  • Contest begins on September 12 at 12:01 am and runs through September 19 at 11.59 pm, 2021
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter
  • Enter the contest by sharing a new or old photo of someone opening a present with the hashtag #ohmygiftbasket Caption the photo with your idea for a unique gift basket theme. Example: the comeback basket, (read above example from Seinfeld) with any explanation you deem necessary.
  • Entries are judged by a combination of creativity, comments and likes, so be sure to spread the word about your submission.
  • On September 23, 2021 at 9 am, the winner will be contacted on Instagram, by reposting their picture using their Instagram account name.
  • The winner will have 3 days to respond in order to claim their free gift basket. If after 9 am on September 26, 2021 winner hasn’t claimed their gift, a new winner will be chosen.
  • The gift basket will include new and vintage products along with food mixes and items chosen to coordinate with the winners’ theme. The retail value is approximately $100.
  • The gift basket will be delivered within a 50 mile radius of shop in Fairhope. If outside that radius, it will be shipped and tracking number shared via email with winner.
  • This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram or any other social media used throughout the contest.

Have fun! See you soon with a zingy little comeback basket! Our gift to you for helping us promote our new gift basket service.

CoziNest Photo Caption Contest and Giveaway

Contest to Win….

I bought you something in Greece! As I walked among the ruins of Olympia, I kept thinking about contests. Races. Wreaths. Olive leaves and togas. I imagined the bath houses of the day, filled with contestants after the event, either exhausted and jubilant, or exhausted and downtrodden. I was surprised when I learned that there was originally only one race. One event that included one race! And that means, one winner. When you think of the games today, that’s a little hard to imagine.

Photo #1 Ruins of Olympia

Olympia Greece


Photo #2 Life blooms among ruins.

Blooming Tree among Ruins


Photo #3 Training Area

Olympic Training Grounds


Photo #4 Artist rendering of what it would have looked like in the period.

Artist Rendering


Photo #5 Ionic Columns

Ionic Columns


Photo #6 007 in Olympia

007 in Olympia


Photo #7 Two “trainers” peak around a column.

Greek Columns


Photo #8 Olympic Fire Pit

Olympic Fire Pit


Photo #9 Entrance to Arena

Entrance to Olympic Games


Photo # 10 Starting Line

CoziNest Contest and Giveaway


Photo #11 Archway as You Exit Arena

Olympic Archway


Photo #12 Crown Princess Awaits

Crown Princess


CoziNest Contest and Giveaway

This is where the fun begins…


Greek Centerpiece

Here’s a peek at my dining room table set in a Greek theme. This is a table… runner. Get it? It’s a runner like in a race.


leaf placemat

Leaf Placemats are added to the table to remind us of the prize during those races. The prize was a wreath made of olive tree leaves. No medals. No contracts with sporting good companies.


Olives were and are a major export of the Greek Islands. Cats are too!

CoziNest Contest & Giveaway

So, here is the prize. Valued at $32 USD, a Greek Table-Runner in honor of all those who’ve run the race. Whatever race…

Here are the Rules for the Contest:

  • All Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Enter contest by entering all the information requested in the form provided on this website.
  • Write a caption for any of the photos above #1-12. No profanity.
  • Entry period is June 26 through July 7, 2018, ending at 12:00 midnight Central Daylight Time.
  • Give credit where it is due. If your caption is a quote, add the name or source where it originated.
  • Entries may be submitted for multiple photos.
  • Upload your photo(s) of choice with caption to Facebook with link to this post. For Instagram, include Hashtag: #CoziRunner.
  • The entry with the highest number of likes and comments on their caption will win the runner.
  • Winner will be announced on July 9, 2018

Have fun! I can’t wait to see your creative captions!

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It’s Time for a Contest! Update or Donate?

I need your help! I have a couple of items in my booth that have been there too long. I am offering a contest to help me decide whether to donate the items or try and update them in some way. Here’s what I would love from you. A simple vote:

  • Update with a suggestion of what you would do to the item OR
  • Donate, you don’t think there’s any point in going to the trouble.


small black mirror


This small black mirror with drawer either needs an update or I need to donate. I thought it would be a great item for a dorm room, but so far, no takers. I have it listed for $20. It’s in excellent condition.


Kate Spade Watermelon Clutch

Kate Spade Watermelon Clutch $75


In the comment section, please tell me whether you would update or donate these items. Include item number, any suggestions, including price change or physical update like painting, distressing, etc. that you like.


Item #1 Update-paint a bright color like Orange and add blue paw print for AU colors.

Item #2 Update-Drop price to $25.

Each person’s update suggestion will be entered into a drawing and the winner will receive a gift bag of my new soap collection, pictured below. If you vote to DONATE, and that is the winning decision, I will offer the winner the gift bag or donate the same amount to the winner’s favorite charity.

la lavande gift bag

You must be signed up for email on CoziNest to qualify. If you haven’t already joined, please do so on the “Become a CoziMember” form in the sidebar.


Thanks for participating.

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The Scoop

Free Emoji Coffee Mugs

It's Breakfast Time

Look at these fun emoji coffee mugs by Mug Me I’m Famous! Would you like to have them for free? I’m offering them as a giveaway during National Smile/Admit You’re Happy Month.

All you have to do is subscribe to CoziNest for the first time and your name will be entered into the giveaway.

Free Emoji Mugs



Giveaway Policy

Periodically, CoziNest hosts fun giveaways for the readers. These events may be self-sponsored or may be sponsored by another individual, business or corporation. This may or may not be plainly stated in the actual giveaway.  If you need further clarification, please ask.

All giveaways, unless otherwise stated, will follow these guidelines:

~hosted and winners chosen via Rafflecopter, Random.org or PromoSimple.

~are hosted with the intent of adding a bit of fun to this site and in no way are meant to be a form of gambling or sweepstakes.

~open only to individuals in the continental USA, 18+.

~will start and end on dates listed on each specific contest.

~each winner will have 48 hours to claim prize, after being notified via the email they used to enter the contest. After 48 hours, if there is no response, another winner will be chosen.

~If giveaway is self-hosted, CoziNest agrees to mail prize to winner(s) within 14 days.

~If giveaway is sponsored by an outside entity, then winner will abide by their prize fulfillment periods, which may be as long as 180 days, depending on the company. Please know that I choose the companies I work with very carefully and only choose companies that I think are reputable and honest. That being said, it is an online world, and anything can happen. I cannot be held liable or responsible, should a vendor choose not to fulfill a promised prize.  I will do whatever I can to try to get a company to make good on a promise, but there are no guarantees. Thankfully this has not ever happened and hopefully never will happen.

~All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by CoziNest and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.

~Any prizes that may result in tax liability for the winner(s) are the winner(s) responsibility.

~Any and all giveaways may be promoted on Facebook, Twitter, email or other social network sites. This is a means of promotion only, and any promotion on those sites is not to be interpreted as Facebook or Twitter partaking in, or being in any way responsible for that particular contest.

~Winner(s) assumes all responsibility if further clarification is needed, prior to either entering a giveaway on this site or claiming a prize at the conclusion of a contest.

~I use various hosting methods for giveaways, for example Rafflecopter or PromoSimple. Most of these entities gather email addresses for verification, and by entering, you are giving permission to have your email added to our mailing list. You still will get a verification/confirmation email and may decline or unsubscribe at any time.

~Have fun, good luck & thanks for reading!


RandomPicker Drawing:


Susan Hurst is the Winner!!!

Congrats, Susan! Thanks for entering!!!

She was Born Yesterday

I’d like to introduce you to …

Fashion Friday

My newborn model. She was born yesterday and her mother is a bride. She is seen here outside her birthplace wearing her birthday suit.

Fashion Friday

My friend and owner of Bliss Bridal, Katie Ward, helped me with the adoption process.

Happy Birthday

I cannot express the excitement I felt when I received the email that she was ready for pick-up.

Lingerie Fashion Friday

Unlike most new mothers, I was ill-prepared and had to bring her home in her birthday suit, but it didn’t take me long to choose her first garment. This is what she will wake up in on her first morning with her new family. (I know it’s a bit cold, but she wanted to show off her neckline and leg post.)

Her life is just beginning and yet, she has many places to see. There is a list of people to meet and yes, she is a fashion diva so there are designers to wear and hats to model. She already has her first photo shoot scheduled and it will be your job to guess where she is and occasionally who she is wearing. But, I get ahead of myself. I’m so excited.

 She was conceived in love during a brainstorming session and has the brightest future ahead of her. We are already beginning to see some of her talents develop and can’t wait to share those with you. She is growing like a weed and before you know it we’ll be sending her off to college.  The only problem is, we will have to fill out paper work along the way, and we have no name for her yet. The whole family has been in on the name search and we’ve come up with a few from which to choose. Keep in mind that her travels will take her all over  – kind of like the old “Where’s Waldo? game.” You will have to tune in here every Friday to see where she is and what she’s been up to. Some Fridays will just be days around the house, but others…. well, let’s just say the sky’s the limit!

Please look over the names below and choose your favorite. Or, you may write in your vote in the “other” category. Her name will be revealed next Friday. Now don’t forget that she is a southern lady who may have been born yesterday, but she did not fall off a turnip truck. Keep it dignified.

If the winner is a local voter, you will have the privilege of having your picture made with her. Those who vote from other parts of the world… well, someday she just might visit you in person with an autographed headshot. (That may prove to be untrue.) In the meantime, you will receive a photo in your inbox of her very first photo shoot.

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