Giveaway: A Little Bit of Oscar [Closed]

May 29, 2012

First off, I will announce the winner of last week’s giveaway this afternoon.  I got a little distracted on Friday and forgot.  Truthfully, I had a big case of the “It’s the day before vacation, and I don’t have to do anything that I don’t want to.” syndrome. So check back for that later.

This week’s giveaway will put a little piece of designer in your hands, because what woman doesn’t deserve a little Oscar in her life?

This purse-sized notebook has a bijoux-printed cover that’s tough enough to survive wear and tear.  The inside pages are lined and edged with silver leaf.  The notebook comes with a velvet pouch embossed with the designer’s signature, and some advice from Oscar printed on the inside: “Happiness is a bagatelle, you just have to know how to find it.”

Oscar seems to think that happiness is a small thing*, and who am I to argue with the master?  But to enter this giveaway, I want to hear what happiness is to you.  Leave your thoughts in the comments.

*I asked a friend with a degree in French for a translation of bagatelle. She said it was a bakery.  A commenter and AltaVista Babelfish pointed out that she was wrong.  Apologies, but I took German.  The only thing I know about the French is how lucky they are to still have a language given their lack of fighting prowess.

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  1. KC says:

    Happiness to me is boating on the lake on a hot summer's day with a cocktail in hand.

  2. -Lindsay says:

    Maybe it's just because we are just coming off of Memorial Day weekend… but happiness is sleeping in late on a day off work and having no set plans.

  3. Amanda says:

    Happiness is a warm puppy.

  4. strin012 says:

    Old friends, tasty snacks, plenty of time, sunshine, and a large body of water.

  5. Jeanna says:

    Happiness is curling up with a glass of red wine after a long day

  6. Joanna says:

    Happiness is your man, your dog, a beer, and a sunny day with nothing to do.

  7. SD says:

    In the spirit of Memorial Day: happiness is hugging my man for the first time after he returns from deployment. I hope to experience this happy moment in November, when he is scheduled to return home.

  8. Nikki says:

    Happiness is time spent with family and friends, at the end of the day its not what you do, but who you spend your time with.

  9. Sal says:

    Happiness is a day spent with people I love.

  10. MominHeels says:

    Happiness is letting go of regrets.

  11. Serena says:

    Happiness is a stress-free, no-deadlines-looming day spent hanging with my husband and dogs.

  12. E says:

    Happiness is riding a beach cruiser with your hair blowing in the wind.

  13. MN says:

    Happiness is my 1 and 8 year old pit lab pups. They remind you to put the iPhone down, be in the moment and make time for the important stuff like kisses, walks and playtime.

  14. Rachel says:

    Happiness is relaxing with good friends, and knowing you are surrounded by love.

  15. Snarky says:

    Happiness is knowing the difference between boulangerie (bakery) and bagatelle (small thing, trifle thing).

  16. Rebecca says:

    A good time with good friends!

  17. Meghan says:

    Happiness is a warm gun.

  18. Bekki says:

    Happiness is living so that you have no regrets. I need to work on this one 🙂

  19. espie says:

    Happiness is watching the sunset with my fiance.

  20. McF says:

    Happiness is serenity, sun kissed skin, and holding hands with the person you love.

  21. Sarah says:

    Happiness is my 15.5 month old son falling asleep with his head on my shoulder.

  22. M says:

    happiness to me is choosing to be happy in every situation, good and bad 🙂

  23. KRF says:

    Happiness is watching my Grandmother hold her Great Granddaughter and namesake! Thank you Belle for another giveaway opportunity!

  24. Christen says:

    Happiness is that moment on a Saturday morning when I realize not only that I have successfully slept in, but that I woke up to that time of day when the sun bathes my bedroom in the most perfect warmth and light. It's only happened a few times, but it's perfection. It's happiness.

  25. CH says:

    Happiness is making plans to marry the best guy I've ever met.

  26. Sarah says:

    Happiness is curling up on a rainy Saturday with a good book!

  27. Sarah says:

    Happiness to the ODC is checking things off a TO-DO list. what a great feeling 🙂

  28. cs says:

    happiness is a monday with no alarm clock set 🙂

  29. Annie says:

    Happiness is that spontaneous moment of singing and dancing in your pajamas after a long day.

  30. Lindsay says:

    Happiness is a great cup of coffee in bed on a Saturday morning snuggled up to my husband.

  31. EmZ says:

    Happiness is to love and to know you are loved in return.

  32. Trezlen says:

    Happiness is trying a new recipe and having it turn out fabulous!

  33. KC says:

    Happiness is a day at the lake with perfect weather!

  34. Angela says:

    Happiness is laying in bed on Sunday mornings with my boyfriend and my dog, drinking coffee and just being lazy.

  35. Happiness is reading a captivating book outside on a warm, sunshine-filled day, drinking a sweet tea with nothing else to do but enjoy getting lost in the story.

  36. Kelly says:

    Happiness is a great book, a kayak in the middle of the lake, and plenty of sunshine. And then, chocolate and vanilla soft serve.

  37. Erica says:

    Happiness is being with family and friends.

  38. Kelly says:

    Happiness is crossing the last item off of my To-Do List 🙂

  39. Laura says:

    Happiness is coming home to your loved ones every day.

  40. Heatherather says:

    Happiness is a day at the beach!

  41. R says:

    My giggling 3-year old daughter.

  42. Shannon says:

    Happiness is a heart full of gratitude, a glass full of wine, and a table full of loved ones.

  43. HM says:

    Happiness is a glass of wine, a great book, and a bubble bath.

  44. SarahT says:

    Happiness is whatever makes you smile without you realizing that you're smiling 🙂

  45. Elyse G. says:

    Happiness is eating cake for breakfast

  46. Jennifer says:

    Happiness to me is spending time with loved ones!

  47. AD says:

    Happiness is that feeling on your birthday that you can do whatever you want and (sort of) get away with it.

  48. Trish says:

    I know I'm happy when I see a shooting star or blow out my birthday candles and have nothing to wish for!

  49. Happiness is helping others.

  50. Maria says:

    Happiness to me is a warm, sunny day by the pool with an iced latte and a stack of books and magazines.

  51. C says:

    Happiness is having time for your favorite things – for me dance and horses.

  52. HL says:

    Happiness is waking up to a beautiful view of the mountains next to someone you love.

  53. Joanna says:

    Happiness is a sunny day with an empty to-do list!

  54. Mishshel says:

    Happiness is a truly comfortable pair of heels when hiking up Congress Avenue to the Texas Capitol.

  55. Leslie says:

    Happiness is a bowl of Gin & Tonic icecream on a hot, hot afternoon. Yum!

  56. Ashley says:

    Happiness is treating yourself (to a pedicure, to a movie, to a nice dinner) during a busy work week.

  57. Lolo says:

    Happiness is going to work everyday and doing what i love and good at. Public Relations.

  58. Katy says:

    Happiness is cloaking your ignorance with cheap national stereotypes. #Frenchcantfight v #Beautyqueensaredumb

  59. Elaine says:

    Happiness is finishing a long, arduous to-do list. (That is, happiness is being finished with the to-do list, not the process of doing all of the tasks.)

  60. Chelle says:

    “Happiness is not a destination, it's a way of life.” ~ random cheap art print from Marshalls that hangs on my bedroom wall.

  61. Katie says:

    Happiness is a good book and a glass of red wine!

  62. ARB says:

    I think happiness is finding out that something you've held onto because you loved it finally fits again!

  63. HM says:

    Happiness is being content with what I have and realizing how truly blessed I am in this world. I may not have every little thing I want in life, but I have more than the majority of the world.

  64. Em says:

    Happiness is snagging those two mid-row, center theater seats for a movie you've been counting the days to see… and getting to see every single preview.

  65. Joy says:

    Everyday for the past 20 years my happiness has been consistent. Her name is Caitlin. She is my daughter, and along with my husband, the love of my life.

  66. K says:

    Happiness is nail polish that doesn't chip for a week. It's little things.

  67. CynthiaW says:

    Happiness is spending a day relaxing with family.

  68. MLW says:

    Happiness is an open calendar and money to spend.

  69. M says:

    Happiness is living for today and surrounded by those you love and who love you.

  70. Amy says:

    It really is the simple things: sunshine, a good cup of coffee, laughing so hard it hurts.

  71. S says:

    Happiness is spending time with people I love and learning Russian, which is what I would probably use this notebook for 🙂

  72. K says:

    Happiness is a free afternoon and a bottle of Dogfish Head Festina Peche.

  73. Lauren says:

    Happiness is spending time with my family!

  74. Jessie says:

    Happiness is spending time with friends and family and having no commitments…the freedom to do whatever you want with the people you love most!

  75. Diana says:

    Happiness is anything Oscar de la Renta!

    In all seriousness, I think happiness is, at its best, helping others.

  76. Carolyn says:

    Happiness is spending time with people who love you.

  77. Meg says:

    Happiness is studying for the Virginia Bar. Oh, no, wait. That's the opposite of happiness.

    Happiness is moving in with your boyfriend.

  78. Anie says:

    Happiness is delicious food and drink on the sunny porch with your shoes off and your loved ones around you after a productive day.

    (Totally unrelated, but how the hell is it that everyone seems to have forgotten both Napoleon and Charlemagne?)

  79. Sarah says:

    Happiness to me is my mouth hurting from laughing and smiling so much.

  80. Sarah says:

    Happiness is a cup of tea in the morning, sitting with my mother on our back deck. Bliss.

  81. Karen says:

    Happiness is drinking a giant glass of Malbec while my boyfriend massages my feet after a high heels day.

  82. Candace C says:

    Happiness is bright pink toenail polish, the bat in Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone that makes a tink, tink…tink sound on it's chosen purch, when a domestic violence victim actually gets it, when your friends at work decorate your cube like a two-year old's birthday party, when you get a new stuffed Eeyore just because, taking a drunk driver off of the streets, and just living my life being ridiculously happy about the smallest, silliest things on the worst days.

  83. Candace C says:

    Happiness is bright pink toenail polish, the bat in Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone that makes a tink, tink…tink sound on it's chosen purch, when a domestic violence victim actually gets it, when your friends at work decorate your cube like a two-year old's birthday party, when you get a new stuffed Eeyore just because, taking a drunk driver off of the streets, and just living my life being ridiculously happy about the smallest, silliest things on the worst days.

  84. Kimberly R. says:

    Happiness to me is being able to be yourself and not be constantly judged. to be free as an individual.

  85. Charleigh says:

    Happiness is my family lake cottage in Indiana. Warm summer nights on the dock watching a lake of glass, fireflies just beginning to come out, a sky full of stars, a glass of wine and good company, the smell of a distant rain, corn fields surrounding the lake, shouts of laughter across the water… it's the best place on Earth.

  86. Jess says:

    Happiness is a trip to the beach with no plans.

  87. Lyndsi says:

    Happiness is coming home after being gone for a weekend and driving through a tropical storm! And chocolate 🙂

  88. Hannah says:

    Happiness to me is great conversation with the people you love the most.

  89. Em says:

    Happiness is laying in the warm summer sun enjoying time with the people I love.

  90. CAM says:

    Happiness is working at a job that is challenging and fulfilling, having hobbies that engage me, and being surrounded by a loving family and circle of friends.

  91. Lauren L. says:

    Happiness is having dinner on my mom's deck with my older sister, too, and just relaxing.

  92. mcmc says:

    Happiness is a great cup of coffee!

  93. SJ says:

    Happiness is a long drive with no place to be!

  94. Rachel says:

    Happiness is seeing goals come to fruition through hard work, planning and perseverance.

  95. Morgan says:

    happiness is biting into something full of calories that will ruin my diet but worth every bite 🙂

  96. Patricia says:

    Happiness is a great job that I love.

  97. MKal says:

    Happiness to me is time spent with friends and family.

  98. nancy says:

    happiness to me is a warm sunny florida day!

  99. MidWest Chic says:

    Happiness is waking up WITHOUT an alarm, just when your body tells you its done sleeping. Favorite thing ever!

  100. Belle says:

    THE COMMENTS ON THIS POST ARE CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR ENTERING.

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