Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Giveaway Filled With Love

Ok, my friends, it’s time for my giveaway!

Can I just tell you that I had so much fun shopping for this and keeping all of you in mind that I have connected with over the last year?

I also have to tell you that the whole theme of my giveaway was not really intended at first, but it just kind of happened.  Cool thing is…I really like how it turned out.

Keep in mind that the Bible says that Love is the greatest gift.

Check out the goodies that I picked out for you…

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There are two 16 oz mugs, a Starbucks gift card, the beautiful February edition of Romantic Homes magazine which features some of our talented blogging friends,  Burt’s Bees lip balm with pomegranate oil, pretty little pink rose petals, and a great wicker basket lantern from TJ Maxx.  I am also including one of TJ Maxx’s spring reusable totes that I love to take shopping with me.

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The cup that looks black is actually a pretty, deep brown. (I bought that one for myself)

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I hope this is something that you all would enjoy. 

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Now for my simple rules:

 

Please leave  me a comment  ( I love reading your comments and always try to respond to each one of you because I think that makes us better friends)

If you are not a follower already, I would be thrilled to have you follow me, but it’s not a necessity

I would love for you to tell your friends about my giveaway if you think it’s something that they might enjoy (maybe they need an extra little bit of love too)

If you tell your friends, please let me know by leaving me a second comment and that way I can have your name entered twice

So, that’s it…

You have a chance to get your name entered twice…once for leaving a comment and another if you share the details with a friend and make sure to let me know that you did

My “random generator” will be my youngest child who will draw a name on Saturday , January 29.  I will announce the winner the following Sunday, January 30.

(If any of this does not make sense, please let me know)

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I want to remind you all that today is Sanctity of Life Sunday.  Please take a moment to pray for the mom and/or dad who is considering abortion.  Pray also  for the mom who has already had an abortion and needs a healing touch from God. 

Life is precious and it is a gift from God. 

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91 comments:

afistfullofweeds* said...

Amy, I consider myself lucky to have found your lovely blog. I would love to win your giveaway....But, I will keep reading even if I dont!! Rhonda

mommypants13 said...

wow what a great giveaway! I'm a follower
mommypants13@gmail.com

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a fabulous giveaway.....how generous of you! I love your music...The Anchor Holds!! I follow and always enjoy my visits here :)

Blessings!

michelle said...

Amy what a wonderful giveaway! You are so thoughtful and it did come right from your heart! :) I love everything and I am so happy that you had a great time shopping for all of us, we appreciate it so my friend! :)

Ashley said...

I love the "romantic" theme of your giveaway. Valentine's is a special holiday because its my birthday. :)
I really enjoy your blog and the godly encouragement you give through your writing and advice!
THANKS!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a special and fun gift from the heart. I wouldn't expect anything less from you. I would love the chance to win! Starbucks... Yum!

I'm happily following!

I'll post about your giveaway on my sidebar.

~Michelle :)

Anne said...

Cute giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win. :)

One in the SAHM said...

I'm excited that you are doing a giveaway - it all looks like a lot of fun! I am a follower!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

p.s... I posted the giveaway on my sidebar.

Thank you, Amy!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Such nice gifts. But the best part of this post...your random generator....love it!!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

What a wonderful collection. How very sweet of you. You should go and check out the fun prizes available here (so maybe you can win something too)- www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Becky C said...

Well, look at you with all these SWEET things! What a LOVEly giveaway, Amy. Thanks for the chance.
You know how much I already LOVE you, even if I don't win :) You are one of my greatest gifts of blogging!
Blessings
Becky C

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Amy! Bless you, friend, for this sweet giveaway! It's so very thoughtful! Do I get an extra point for being the first one to comment?? lol!

Anyway, you know I'm a faithful, happy follower of yours and love every minute I spend here with you! ♥

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk - said...

Ok...I'm headed back over to my blog to put your sweet giveaway on my sidebar, friend! Hugs to you!!! ♥

xoxo laurie

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

You are so sweet, Amy! What a fun giveaway!! :)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I would love to win your special gift. You are one of the sweetest bloggers I know. I am proud to be one of your friends. :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Love your gifts. The mugs are awesome. We love Burt's Bees too. Very generous of you. Have a good week and looking forward to more recipes from your pantry challenge.

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I think everyone would enjoy those great gifts! I'm a big fan and a follower! :)

Pine Tree Home said...

You are super sweet for hand picking these lovely gifts. Count me in. I am glad that you remind us to pray for those that need the touch of God in their lives, no matter what decisions they may have made in the past.

Restoration House said...

Count me in Amy! I'm a happy follower!
Kim:)

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Amy thanks so much for the compliment on button garland. I love your choices for your giveaway.That basket lantern is adorable.I would love to win.Hope #1 is my lucky number!Also thanks for the reminder to pray for all the unborn babies whose lives are in jeopardy.

Kelli@Restore Interiors said...

How fun!!! I see one of my very favorite magazines in that photo! Amy, I hope you are doing well. Thanks for the reminder to pray.
Blessings,
Kelli

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Wow, those are some great goodies. Include me, I'm already a follower and I am going to invite friends on facebook! That give me 2 chances I think!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love everything in your giveaway! You have such great taste. Thanks so much for all the time you took to put it all together.

faith said...

Amy, What a wonderful giveaway and what a nice thing to do! I enjoy reading your blog. blessings, faith

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Amy, what a sweet giveaway! And, yes, the sanctity of life....so important....so essential! Linda

Terry said...

Hi Amy, I love your blog and what a fantastic giveaway! I'm a follower too!

Laurel said...

What a sweet giveaway...all sorts of goodies :)
I am a follower, love your blog. Laurel

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower and would love to win! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

Wow so many posts already, I am a follower and have been, this is a great give away, I will tell a friend on FB too, I really like all those things, hope your day is a very blessed one, please enter me in this give away.
In his love, Barbara

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Thank you Amy for FOLLOWING ME, I look forward to your visits... I am also FOLLOWING YOU!!! Thank you for a chance to win this Sweet Giveaway... Please Enter Me!!!LOVE the basket and other goodies!
Hugs to you,
Donna

mindy said...

what a beautiful and refreshing blog thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Belinda said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
1bmore @ gmail . com

Robin said...

You've picked out so great items. Love the coffee mugs.

Mia J. said...

What a wonderful, generous giveaway. I would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the chance.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a lovely giveaway! It's always more fun to shop for someone else! (I think!)

kakihara said...

following on gfc--great giveaway! I love Starbucks--and I have had my eye on those cups--perfect pink for me and brown for my new husband. Just sharing --I have quite the sweet tooth--in fact I would probably forget to eat all together if there weren't so many yummy sweets in the world--my new husband is never interested in sweets--yesterday he took me to a chocolate festival (we had an amazing time) and he tasted some chocolate bar that had the bits of ghost chili pepper (hottest pepper in the world--as pf now anyways) I tasted it and almost died---crazy hot --anyways my husband went crazy and bought all they had left(luckily for me they only had 3 bars left--at $8 a pop) I was in shock---he just got caught up in the moment--I've known him 17 years and never seen him go crazy for something like that---who new he wanted his sweets crazy spicy!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Sarah @ Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

What a fun giveaway. Im about to have one myself for my 200th post(so stay tuned!)
Ive been a long time follower here. Have a blessed week:)

Marilyn Holeman said...

Hi Amy, What a fun giveaway! I love wicker, so the basket looks fun, and that issue of Romantic Homes looks great. Thanks, too, for reminding us of Sanctity of Life Sunday. Life IS a gift. Blessings!

Ginger said...

So fun and very sweet! Love your blog and your kind comments over at my place!

Anonymous said...

I love giveaways, your blog, your family and especially you!! Can I post your giveaway on my Facebook page?

Miss you guys!
Nee Naw

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Look at all the wonderful things you chose Amy...what a great giveaway. Of course, I'm already a follower. I like how you took a moment to point out the Sanctity of Life. That is an issue that I think about a lot and really makes me so sad. Best wishes ♥

Billie Ross said...

Amy, I just found your blog and think it is fantastic. I can't believe you're doing a give-away. I would love to be entered as well.

I am also running a give-away. I am drawing on the 28th.

Check it out if you get a chance: www.designedforlife.blogspot.com

Billie

Billie Ross said...

Amy, I'm going to post a link to your giveaway on my blog -- that way all my "friends" will know about your give away and might enter as well.

Very generous of you... thank you!

Billie
www.designedforlife.blogspot.com

NanaDiana said...

You had me at Starbucks, Amy, Baby! Sign me up! xxoo Diana

Here On Crow Creek said...

Hey Amy! count me in hunny!

dinahjean said...

I love the idea of someone shopping for me! It all looks wonderful! Thanks for being so generous. Dinah
www.dinahjean.wordpress.com

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Aren't you so sweet to shop for your blog friends! It's been so wonderful getting to know you this past year!!!
XOXO
Kristin

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

ohh...what a lovely giveaway! I adore the basket lantern with the heart!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other night. I am your newest follower :)

Cheryl said...

Awww, how sweet is that? I've been eyeing those exact coffee mugs! Sure would be nice to win but even if I don't, you know I'll still be here often! Have a great day!

Lindy said...

Oh, I love this giveaway. I love the heart basket. You have put together some great stuff!

melismama said...

WOW how nice of you! i am a new follower! Love all the stuff you are giving away....

melismama said...

Just put your button on my sidebar!

Teri said...

Have been a folllower for some time and love getting your updates in my email box too. How thoughtful your gift selections are . . anyone will be blessed to win. Hoping it's me! I've forwarded your giveaway details to my favorite niece in Michigan:)

Robin said...

Great giveaway. I'm a follower!

NancyW said...

Hi Amy, I am a new follower and I just have to say this gift package was meant for me :) LOL I love Starbucks and love all the items you have listed, Thanks for doing such a wonderful thing.
Nancy Williams rwnw3@aolcom

julstew said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I just found your blog, and I have enjoyed reading your past posts.

julstew at gmail dot com

Tiffini said...

Amy - this is incredible! I love your heart..you are so genuine. This is one thoughtful basket of love you put together.
I will mention it in my post for tomorrow if that is ok?
xo:)

Rosann said...

Great giveaway ! Love your blog. Thanks for a chance to win some neat things.

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

LuvLy Giveaway! thoughtful ")
tea's on at FHC ~ Welcome....

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

will be adding this to my blog ~
might you be interested in posting our TeaCup Xchange?

Grammy Goodwill said...

This is the first time I've read your blog. I'll be back. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway.

Lori Lynn said...

Sweet giveaway! Count me in!
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Lori Lynn said...

Put your button on my sidebar!
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vintage vine said...

How did I miss you had a giveaway!! I came over tonight to see what you had been up to and look what I found! Great job on shopping for this giveaway!

Samantha said...

Amy, your giveaway is so nice, thoughtful and generous! Your blog is always full of such pretty things.

White and Rust said...

You have put together some great stuff for the giveaway!!! Count me in

Okie Chic said...

Of course I'm a follower and love your blog. Great giveaway how exciting!!

Debbie said...

I shouted this out on my blog. I snatched a picture. I hope that's OK.

Wish I had been around soon, but you know... I've been unplugged.

Kim said...

I love your blog, you always have such great ideas! Now if I would just follow thru and do some of them! :)

Ashley said...

I'm temporarily laid up from a surgery on leg and came across your blog and really glad. It always inspires me when people are open to talk about the love of God in their blog. It would be great to win this and thanks for the opportunity.

Gypsy Heart said...

I would love to be entered in this beautiful giveaway! The coffee is a win-win. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm a new follower too! Stop by and say hi when you can.

paula michele said...

What a cool basket! I love baskets and have never seen one like this. I like the other stuff, too :)

Rachel Schumacher said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! That lantern is too cute, along with everything else. BTW, I've always loved "The Anchor Holds"!

sheila said...

I love your blog. I live in Nashville tn I would love to win your giveaway I'm new to the blogging world.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

A fun and pretty giveaway! Thanks for coming by, using humor, and entering my giveaway! Joan@anythinggoeshere

The Flying Bee said...

Hi Amy!

Thanks for coming by my blog and entering and thanks for letting me know about your FABULOUS giveaway,too! I love everthing you picked...I actually wore that BB lip balm today!

Blessings,
Adrienne

crystal said...

Amy,

you are a blessing!! I have been following your blog for several months now. Started making my own laundry detergent, and passed your blog info along to several of my close friends. My family also enjoyed some wonderful homemade apple butter!! Thanks to your sharing!!

You are so thoughtful and your giveaway is the sweetest!!!

Thank you so much for sharing with everyone! I love reading your blog!

Love,
Crystal from Indiana

bella said...

Hi Amy
You are a girl after my own heart. I am never far from a tube of Burts Bees lip balm. Joe bought me two 4 packs for Christmas :) But a girl can always use more!
And Starbucks , too! My favorite....
Thank you for the Sanctity of Life Sunday reminder ,every day should be Sanctity of Life day
Thanks for the sweet giveaway
Sue

{northern cottage} said...

what a 'love'ly little giveaway...mmmm it all sounds so fantastic!

Amy Kinser said...

Hi Crystal (from Indiana),

I loved reading your comment that you left and would love to have a personal email to respond to. I just wanted to say thank you for the very kind comments. I am so glad you have enjoyed some of the recipes I have put on here.

God bless you, Amy

raggygirlvintage said...

You've put so much thought into that Amy! Would love to be entered and of course you know I'm a follower:-)
Tracey

lise said...

I love reading your blog Amy! What a sweet giveaway. I'm an avid follower and will continue to be so. You always fine the coolest things.

Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Makes me want to snuggle up on the couch :)Follower. beth@handmadehellos@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and have been reading it for quite a while now...it gives me hope of someday being able to decorate my little home.
Kimberly Y

Anonymous said...

I also shared your blog with a friend and she loves it too. Thanks!
Kimberly Y

Amy said...

I just found out about your blog and I'm your newest follower! You have a lovely blog. :)

Amy said...

I just tweeted about your giveaway! Here's the link.

http://twitter.com/uTry_it

Robyn said...

Amy, such a nice give away... it certainly looks like you went shopping for a dear friend! I loved reading your satin pillow post! My brother had deep red satin sheets (this was during the late 70's, he was into KISS too! LOL) and when I would get scared in the night, he'd let me crawl into his bed and I'll never forget how lush that pillow case felt! Thanks for reminding me of a FUN memory from my childhood!

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