Orphan Sunday Giveaway!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011
So today was just wonderful :) Noah and I along with my mom, sister, niece and nephews all wore our adoption shirts in support of Orphan Sunday. While I loved being able to bring awareness today, it is sad that we need an actual day to open the eyes of people all over the world about the orphan crisis. Seriously, why can't this be an everyday thing?!?! My nephew actually had a lady stop him in Wal-Mart who asked him what his shirt said and what it was for :) Loved seeing him quickly inform her about orphan care and my adoption!! I can't tell you how special it was to wear them now having my referral. My precious boy was Chosen by the Father to join our family and just looking at his little face makes it so amazingly real and I just can not wait to get him home!!! This was Noah and I before we left for church this morning.

So thanks to LOTS of amazingly sweet people who were gracious enough to donate some things, I have a great little basket of goodies I am giving away! You will find out the details of how to enter at the end of this post. So without further adu let's see what you have the chance to win!!

Crystal @ http://www.thecanvasheart.com/ designed this beautiful canvas for the giveaway. I love how she used neutral colors so that it could go with any decor :) It is a 8x10 canvas with Psalm 86:11 written on it

I have gotten to know Carolyn Twietmeyer over the last couple of months through Facebook and she is just an awesome lady!! She is the founder and executive director of Project Hopeful, an organization that is educating, encouraging and enabling families to adopt and advocate for children with HIV/AIDS. You can read more about Carolyn and the how you can get involved with PH at http://www.projecthopeful.org/ Carolyn was so nice to donate one of these awesome necklaces for the giveaway. I am putting mine on my Christmas list :)

I have been reading Angie Smith's blog for a few years now. It was seriously a God thing that brought me to her blog and I am so thankful for it because over the last few years Angie's words have encouraged me, ministered to me and inspired me through some tough times and good times :) Angie has written two books. Both of which are amazingly good! I am so happy to have both of her books included in the giveaway, one of which is a signed copy :) I can guarantee you will gain a ton from both of her books!! She is a true woman of faith!!

I "met" Kelly through the adoption community and Facebook :) She and her family are adopting from China and to help raise money they have an awesome store where they sell everything from shirts, to jewelry to cups and even car decals. I LOVE their products and was so happy when Kelly sent me a cup to include in the giveaway!! Be sure and check out their online store for more awesome products at http://www.gotloveadopt.com/

Gwen and Suzanne are two moms who love orphans! They met six years ago as they were both going through their first adoptions (one domestic and one international) … Thirteen kids and seven adoptions later, they are bound together through faith and mission. they love “doing life together” and accepting the call to speak up for orphans everywhere. They want to help as many people as possible to see the 147 million orphans as scripture calls them, “…those who have no voice.” They want you to see YOUR PART in helping change the life of an orphan. Could it be adoption, sponsoring a child, volunteering for orphan care ministry, rocking babies at an orphanage, financially supporting someone adopting, or buying these products? I LOVE my 147 gear and I know you will too!! I have two shirts both XL in size that Gwen and Suzanne donated for the giveaway :) The dark grey one is a long sleeved one and the pink one is short sleeved.

Kara over at http://www.papersunday.com/ has so kindly offered one of her beautiful personalized journals of your choosing!! There are LOTS of different styles to choose from and who wouldn't love a journal that is personalized with your name, included in scripture on each page!! I will be adding this to my Christmas list as well :)

I have been blessed to hear Liz Curtis Higgs speaks twice over the last couple of years. She is such a funny lady, with a gift of speaking God's word in a way that you can always relate to. I have the Rise and Shine book and it is wonderful. I loved reading her daily devotionals and I am sure you will too!!

Kim is a fellow adoptive mommy :) She and her husband have two sweet little girls and are in the process of adopting two little girls from Ethiopia. I have enjoyed getting to know her through blogging. To raise money for their adoption, Kim and her husband are selling ornaments like the one below. Are they not neat! I love them! Kim was kind enough to send me one to include in the giveaway. You can check out Kim's blog and learn more about their adoption journey at http://alittleloveinyourheart.blogspot.com/

My sweet friend Lindsay who sells Thirty One has given me a super cute lunch tote for the winner!! I love the polka dots :)

How to Enter:
(Pay via Paypal on the left sidebar)
Shipping will be free to the winner.

$10 for one entry
$20 for two entries
$30 for five entries
$50 for fifteen entries

Free entry (after paying for at least one entry) for one blog post! (comment here to let me know you posted)

You can also get 3 entries if you purchase a shirt. You can order through paypal, just be sure to include the size you will need and include $2 for shipping :)

The giveaway will go until November 18th at midnight!! I will choose the winner on Saturday November 19th :) So get your entries in now!! I don't know about you but I would love to get my hands on ALL of that stuff!!

Yikes! Three things I almost forgot about! An awesome personalized shirt from
http://pitterpatterart.wordpress.com/ Laura has been so kind to offer a personalize tee to the winner. I love her African shirts and will definitely be ordering some matching shirts for my two boys!!

A sweet lady who I have become the quite the fan of on Facebook :) donated a personalized wubbie and key fob!! She has TONS of different designs and you can personalize them for a boy or girl!! I am definitely going to be ordering a wubbie for my sweet boy to take to him on my first trip!! You can "like" her page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/craftypolkadot


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