In Which I Fantasize Of Karaoke Using Dove Deodorant As A Mic, But Refrain


Photo courtesy of Shab from No Todo Yago

Gorgeous hip vibe upstairs at Red Pony Restaurant in downtown Franklin


Photo courtesy of Shab from No Todo Yago

(L-R) Amy from Milkbreath and Margaritas, me, Malia from Just Malia.


Photo courtesy of Shab from No Todo Yago

(L-R) Kelly from Faithful Provisions, Mary from The Writer’s Block, Rebecca from Tooth Whale, and Tori from Baby Bloomr


Photo courtesy of Malia from Just Malia (Top row, L-R) Amy from Milkbreath and Margaritas, me, Shab from No Todo Yago , Tori from Baby Bloomr, Busy Mom, Rebecca from Tooth Whale Malia from Just Malia (Bottom row, L-R) Kelly from Faithful Provisions and Mary from The Writer’s Block

When I was little my grandmother always had Dove soap in the soap dish in her harvest gold tile bathroom. It had a distinct aroma and creamy texture that seemed luxurious to me as I stood on tippy toes to wash my hands. Today I use Dove cucumber and green tea deodorant and I’m a big fan of Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, especially since I have two daughters who are increasingly bombarded with pop culture images of what women are “supposed” to look like.

Dove contacted me about hosting a girls’ night out Oscars weekend and I was excited because a) hello get out of the house on a Saturday night and b) hello chance to wear a little black dress and not yoga pants and a stretched out Old Navy t-shirt. Dove also provided me and my guests with gorgeous blingy necklaces from enBeadia in Chicago. Swoon.

Dove is promoting their new Dove Visibly Smooth deodorant which helps gradually minimize the appearance of underarm hair. I don’t know about you, but pools will be opening Memorial Day weekend, OH MY LORD, and I need all the help I can get with all my nooks and crannies in their various states of ebb and flow and me in my various states of mama brain.

I invited several local bloggers to join me for dinner at the fabulous Red Pony Restaurant on Main Street in beautiful downtown Franklin, a place I fantasize about moving to so hubby and I can sit on the porch of our stately renovated home while sipping Bloody Marys. The Red Pony’s menu and vibe is absolutely phenomenal. Hubby and I had only been there once for drinks so of course I loved having an excuse to host a Red Carpet weekend dinner party there.

Thanks ladies for joining me for a fun night out courtesy of Dove!

Visit my review blog, Savvy Housewife, for a chance to win your own stick of Dove Visibly Smooth (5 winners will be chosen at random from all eligible comments left by Tuesday, March 23.)

To participate in the Dove Visibly Smooth VIP program, I was provided with five (5) product samples to giveaway on my blog as well as ten (10) product samples for my guests, and compensation for dinner out with my friends. Dove provided me with these items so I could organize the event myself and without any influence from Dove.


  1. Blonde Mom says:

    Amie, yes the pendants are called Fireballs and they are from the enBeadia store in Chicago in Lincoln Park. They custom made them for all 27 Dove Oscars night out blogger events. They came in several different colors. Mine was clear. Really cool! Love mine!

    Just FYI on March 27 enBeadia is raffling off some of the Oscars event necklaces and will be selling some. They have details on their home page.

  2. Brigid says:

    I still can’t believe I had to miss this! I’m glad everyone had fun. Love the necklaces!! See you in a couple weeks at the bloggy dinner.

  3. Donna says:

    I found your giveaway through Bargain Briana’s blog. I love the Dove Visibly Smooth and entered through Savy Housewife

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