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.

The Spirit of Surprise

The presents are unwrapped and put away. The gifts were chosen for our loved ones and the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. Even so, I wonder if I strayed off track this year? I did all of my shopping from lists that I asked my family to provide. My loved ones had some idea of almost everything they were getting this and most every year. Is this the true spirit of giving? What has happened to the spirit of surprise?

In the movie, “Sleepless in Seattle,” Meg Ryan comments while shopping with her fiance`, “Surprise is highly overrated.” How do you feel about surprises? Would you rather know what you are getting or be surprised?

I remember a Christmas when I gave my dad an electric train set. Yes, he was likely in his 50’s and I gave him a train set because I remembered him saying once that he had always wanted one as a child. It was a complete surprise. He didn’t know what to say. I think he thought he’d opened the wrong present. But, the next time I went by, it was put together on a piece of plywood, and I could see boyhood in my dad’s face. Now that was a gift.


And then there’s the year my daughter asked for a designer handbag that was not in the budget. After explaining to her that we just couldn’t afford something that expensive, I felt like Scroogette -the dream-buster. I began to save extra money from my household budget to be sure she was happy on Christmas morning. This picture was worth every penny.

91 and Still Rocking
91 and Still Rocking

And this was a priceless moment when my son put his iPod in his great-grandmother’s ears. While an iPod wasn’t her Christmas gift, just to sit and listen to “his music,” was a gift in itself to her. Her smile was ours.

These are fun memories and in my opinion the true spirit of giving. Giving something unexpected is always more fun. I hope your new year is full of fun and lots of surprises. I’m not expecting a new camera anytime soon.