Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Head over here to win this cute garland from the ardent sparrow!
Visit here for a cute giveaway from Amberike!

Eclectic prep has a pretty sweet giveaway going on right here :)

Head over to EtsyMom to win some cute bookmarks!

The Apron Goddess has a giveaway here!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Leisa Lovely Designs has Mastered the Monogram! :)

Here it is! Another featured etsy shop that I am in L-O-V-E with!

Leisa Lovely Designs is a mom owned boutique that specialized in unique and personalized gifts.

I first came across this shop while looking for a monogrammed travel mug,

not only did I find that, but also a huge selection of cute items that I can't wait to gift people with!

Check out the goodies Leisa has for sale via her flickr, facebook, zoomshare, and etsy shop!

And now for a giveaway!

Leisa is generously giving away a Department Reusable Bag!

In case you aren't familiar they are AWESOME-ly functional! They are lightweight, waterproof, and can hold up to 50lbs, yet are still cute! What a great book tote to bring in the school year with? :)

Not only will you win an amazing bag, but due to celebrating the letter "M" Leisa has offered to put a monogram or name of the winner's choosing on his or her new bag!

For your first and mandatory entry be sure to visit Leisa Lovely Designs on etsy and comment about your favorite item!

earn 1 entry: Like Leisa Lovely Designs on facebook
earn 1 entry: follow my blog
earn 2 entries: add this giveaway to your blog sidebar
earn 3 entries: post about this giveaway on your blog
earn 10 entries: making a purchase from Leisa Lovely Designs

This giveaway ends Wednesday September 1st at noon EST. Be sure to leave your e-mail address in at least one of your comments so I know where to find you when you win! :)

I hope everyone gets off to a great start this school year!

Here's To The Mommas :)

Moms are amazing, and I could not even think about not giving them due recognition and praise!

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path."
-- Agatha Christie

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
-- George Washington (1732-1799)

"The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."
-- William Ross Wallace

This picture brought tears to my eyes, I can not even attempt to imagine their emotions.

I enjoyed so much looking through these photos, seeing such adorable reflections of love.

I praise the Lord everyday for sweet mothers who sacrifice so much with such little recognition, you are all amazing in your own special way!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 1 of Fall Semester 2010: Complete :)

Classes started today. I'm tired already :P I have really loved attending a small school because we get to do so many things differently. Tonight all of the seniors washed the freshman's feet, as an encouragement, but also as a commissioning. I loved washing our freshman teammates feet and praying with them. It was such a special time to show the girls that are so overwhelmed right now that we are there for them and remember being in their shoes :)

As for the letter "M", here it is! :)
1. Michigan State!
2. Manicures

3. Music

4. Mocha (with pretty much anything :P)

5. Marley & Me

6. Massage

7. Martha Stewart
8. Mountain Hardwear

9. {sweet} memories

Friday, August 20, 2010

What Would The Letter "L" Be Without Lilly And A Giveaway?

Here is another giveaway! What better for the letter "L" than some etsy Lilly? :)

About a month ago I came across these adorable hand towels on etsy and immediately wanted to feature the etsy shop Hickity Pickity in this Lilly post. When I contacted Judy to learn more about her and her cute creations I fell even deeper in love with everything I saw.

Judy and her daughter sell their creations at art shows in South Florida and are featured in cute shops in numerous different areas.

The pair is very involved in their church and have had many different opportunities to help missionaries in Africa and China with this clothing line. They strive to be open to what the Lord has planned for them and follow His leading, which I find completely awesome!

Not only does Judy and her daughter stand for THE most amazing message, but their stuff is SO cute. It is so hard to pick just a few favorites!

I am most definitely a huge fan of Blue Pelican and Hickity Pickity

And, not only do I completely love what the two women stand for and the adorable things they make to sell, but I am also super excited to share with you the cute things offered to be given away!

We get to have THREE winners this time! The three adorable things to win are:

1. A Purse with Bamboo Handles

2. Ruffled Christmas Stocking

3. Pink Fabric Belt

Now, here is how the contest will work :)

Mandatory entry: Tell me which of the three items you would like most if you were to win.

1 entry: visit Blue Pelican and tell me your favorite thing you find
1 entry: visit Hickity Pickity or Judy's etsy shop and share your favorite item in a comment
1 entry: follow my blog
1 entry: follow hickity-pickity's blog
2 entries: add this giveaway to your sidebar
3 entries: spread the word on your blog via a blog post

There you go, for a possible of TEN entries!

To choose the winner, I will pick three names (using random.org), the first chosen will get her (or his?) choice of a prize, second will pick from the remaining two items, and third will receive the final gift.

This giveaway will be open until August 27 at noon EST. Be sure to include your e-mail address in at least one of your posts so I can contact you!

I hope everyone has a sweet sweet joyful weekend :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Wonderful Love List

I have always loved the letter "L." Beginning in elementary school when we learned to write cursive, the uppercase "L" was always a favorite. Probably because it took me awhile to figure out how to write my name with the uppercase "S", but still, I always had "L" written all over things :P

Here are some favorites! :)

1. Le Creuset

2. Law & Order (pretty much all of them :P)

3. Lace

4. Longchamp

5. Laughing

6. Living
7. Lemonade and Limeade

8. Loving

Have a great day! We are almost to another beautiful summer weekend! Be sure to check back later for a very Lilly giveaway :)