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Giveaway: A Little Bit of Oscar [Closed]

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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  3. Amanda says:

    Happiness is a warm puppy.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  4. strin012 says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  5. Jeanna says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  6. Joanna says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  9. Sal says:

    Happiness is a day spent with people I love.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  10. MominHeels says:

    Happiness is letting go of regrets.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  11. Serena says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  12. E says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  14. Rachel says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  15. Snarky says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  16. Rebecca says:

    A good time with good friends!

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  17. Meghan says:

    Happiness is a warm gun.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  18. Bekki says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  19. espie says:

    Happiness is watching the sunset with my fiance.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  20. McF says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  21. Sarah says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  22. M says:

    happiness to me is choosing to be happy in every situation, good and bad πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  23. KRF says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  25. CH says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  26. Sarah says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  27. Sarah says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  28. cs says:

    happiness is a monday with no alarm clock set πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  29. Annie says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  30. Lindsay says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  31. EmZ says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  32. Trezlen says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  33. KC says:

    Happiness is a day at the lake with perfect weather!

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  34. Angela says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  35. Sarah Elizabeth says:

    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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  37. Erica says:

    Happiness is being with family and friends.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  38. Kelly says:

    Happiness is crossing the last item off of my To-Do List πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  39. Laura says:

    Happiness is coming home to your loved ones every day.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  40. Heatherather says:

    Happiness is a day at the beach!

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  41. R says:

    My giggling 3-year old daughter.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  42. Shannon says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  43. HM says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  44. SarahT says:

    Happiness is whatever makes you smile without you realizing that you're smiling πŸ™‚

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  45. Elyse G. says:

    Happiness is eating cake for breakfast

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  46. Jennifer says:

    Happiness to me is spending time with loved ones!

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  47. AD says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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!

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  49. District Sparkle says:

    Happiness is helping others.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  51. C says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  52. HL says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  53. Joanna says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  54. Mishshel says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  55. Leslie says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  56. Ashley says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  57. Lolo says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  58. Katy says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.)

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  61. Katie says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  62. ARB says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  66. K says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  67. CynthiaW says:

    Happiness is spending a day relaxing with family.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  68. MLW says:

    Happiness is an open calendar and money to spend.

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  69. M says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  70. Amy says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  71. S says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  72. K says:

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

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  73. Lauren says:

    Happiness is spending time with my family!

    May 29, 2012/Reply
  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!

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  75. Diana says:

    Happiness is anything Oscar de la Renta!

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  76. Carolyn says:

    Happiness is spending time with people who love you.

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  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?)

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  79. Sarah says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  80. Sarah says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  81. Karen says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  84. Kimberly R. says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  86. Jess says:

    Happiness is a trip to the beach with no plans.

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  87. Lyndsi says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  88. Hannah says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  89. Em says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  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.

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  91. Lauren L. says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  92. mcmc says:

    Happiness is a great cup of coffee!

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  93. SJ says:

    Happiness is a long drive with no place to be!

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  94. Rachel says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  95. Morgan says:

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

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  96. Patricia says:

    Happiness is a great job that I love.

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  97. MKal says:

    Happiness to me is time spent with friends and family.

    May 30, 2012/Reply
  98. nancy says:

    happiness to me is a warm sunny florida day!

    June 4, 2012/Reply
  99. MidWest Chic says:

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

    June 5, 2012/Reply
  100. Belle says:

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

    June 8, 2012/Reply