Skip to main content

can you help? [part 2]

i wanted to pop in and let you know that the fundraiser/giveaway that i shared with you last week raised $200

[and i wo
n TWO of the giveaway items??!? yay! this has been my week for giveaways: leslie's hoop art, these cute cards from danielle's giveaway, and now,
all from Kim's giveaway: a gift card to dunkin donuts and to itunes, and jewelry from here. yay!] 

okay, back to the real reason for this post:

i hope you'll take a few minutes to head over to Kim's blog again. she's hosting another giveaway, with tons of great items, including some items that are being carried over from last week. here's what Kim has to say:
Please, don't assume that someone else will do it. We need ALL of the help we can get. I can't stress that enough. The need at this particular orphanage is great. They need our help. If you think that your $10 or $25 won't make that much of a difference, you're right. $10 or $25 alone won't make that much of a difference. But think about what 100 or 200 people giving $10 or $25 can do. Think about what a difference that could make for these children. I know how easy it is to click away and go back to your everyday life because I did that for a long time, but I'm challenging you not to do that this time.
she has EIGHTEEN different items up for grabs! including two autographed books from Pioneer Woman. yes, thee Pioneer Woman! jewelry, cute plush toys and dolls, wall art, clothing. SO MUCH. and get this:
For every $10 donated to El Olam Orphanage, you will receive five entries in the Giveaway, to the items of your choice. Please keep in mind that if you blog about it, you will get a freebie entry, for a total of SIX entries!

If you donate $25, you will receive FIFTEEN entries in the Giveaway, to whichever items you choose. If you blog about it, you'll get SIXTEEN entries!
is that crazy or what? so please go and make a donation, no matter how large or small! i think a lot of us can probably spare $10 [not all of us can, i know that] so please take a few minutes to check out the items and get your donation in!! there are some pretty specific instructions on how to do it, so make sure you read carefully. thanks guys! and good luck!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

on embracing disappointment

sometimes it's the hardest thing we'll ever do to pause our ever-moving-forward agendas long enough to see another person. to have compassion and grace and understanding for them, especially when it interferes with our desires, when it means laying down our own needs in order to meet theirs.

our own motives and our own agendas can feel so important and forefront, so that moment of yielding to someone else can feel almost impossible. like a death of sorts.

because you know what? it hurts to die to self. it just does, no matter how insignificant it may seem to an onlooker.

but i'm learning to embrace all of the emotions that come with disappointments like this, not to ignore them or feel shame for experiencing them (probably the hardest part for me). to feel them, acknowledge them, let them sit there while i figure out the next right thing.

it's hard work to live in the tension of wanting to be healthy and magical and able to live above the waves - while still being very…

here and there

ah, the joys of spray painting. i literally have a hundred picture frames. i've just collected them over the years. usually black or some sort of dark metallic. but since that doesn't really fit my decor style anymore, i'm embracing the spray painting addiction trend that's taking hold of the [mostly blog] world. my husband thinks i'm nuts, until i place everything back into the house and he loves me again because it looks perfect. i even spiritualized spray painting/repurposing here. yes, i really did.

this is my little bookshelf. given to me by my mom. the corkboard is from Homegoods. the other items i've had for years [except the lantern which is a $1 Goodwill find, painted black]. the "a" holds up my books, "j" holds my husband's, and "r" holds my daughter's. she knows that she can only touch her shelf but she always talks about ours. 
i'm thinking i should probably replace the two-moth old baby shower invitation with…

hope spoken 2014 | a little recap

well. it feels weird to be back here in this space. i haven't regularly blogged for over a year. i'm feeling like it's time for a redesign but that's beside the point. i'm really here to tell you about Hope Spoken conference that i attended in dallas 2 weekends ago. everyone has been saying how they need time to process everything. i'm no exception. what i'm about to share is really an email i wrote to casey and danielle a few days after i got home, but i've edited and expanded a little. there is still so much more in my heart and mind that's not quite ready to come out:

i'm finally sitting down to pour out my heart after such an amazing weekend. the first thing that's hitting me is these three girls went with a dream and a mission and a calling from Jesus, and were brave to walk through the door and keep going, as danielle describes it. i'm sure they imagined how beautiful it would be but i don't think they could have imagined just …