Friday, March 16, 2012

Giveaway Time!

First I want to thank all of you for all of your kind comments, thoughts and prayers for my family.  You'll never know how much it means to me.  I just love my blog friends so very much.

I'm almost at the 1000 follower mark and to celebrate I'm offering a giveaway.  A dear friend of mine, Christina, has generously offered to give one of my lucky followers one of her handmade creations.  Christina is amazingly talented with a sewing machine and her skills don't stop there.  She's also a gifted photographer.  Just visit her blog Pooh's Corner to see for yourself.

In addition to blogging, Christina also has an Etsy store, Emily Ann's Kloset, where you will find the most adorable handmade owl pillows and patchwork dresses.

Christina has a knack for finding the most precious fabrics, then mixes and matches them to create custom children's clothes and owl pillows.  Here is just a sampling of her work.

I asked Christina what inspires her creativity and here is what she had to say. 

I believe in childrenI believe in whimsy. I believe in dreams. I believe in the deep down good in people.  I believe in childhood innocence. I believe that special needs children were put here for a purpose and I was chosen to be a part of that wonderful adventure. I believe in bedtime stories. I believe in God. I believe tickles can solve problems.  I believe there are magical connections between people. I believe color can make you happy.  I believe in a beautiful world. And, I believe that like Harold and the Purple Crayon, you can make your life beautiful in different ways.

For this giveaway, Christina is offering one of her custom dresses.  The lucky winner will choose from one of the following dresses. 

So with Christina's wonderful spirit in mind, here are the rules for entering:

1. Become a follower of my blog, if not already, and leave a comment so I know you are.

2. Tell your loved ones you love them often. Life is fleeting.

3. Smile at a stranger.  It will make their day.

4. Make time for fun.  Everything else can wait.

5. Give God credit for everything good in your life. Ask Him for strength during the bad.

Good luck!  The winner will be announced one week from today, Friday, March 23rd.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious weekend.


Love Of Quilts said...

The dresses are adorable. I would love to win one of them for a granddaughter. I am a follower. Trish

Kimberly said...

I am the first!

Christina said...
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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh gosh, Kim, you know I have to enter this for the dress for my granddaughter! I am already a follower!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Because we know that {your #2} myself, my husband, my son and my daughter ~ we end every phone conversation with, "I love you". Probably about 10 years ago, I started doing it with my parents and it is so much a part of us now that they say it as automatically as I do!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So, I'm not going to leave a comment for each one, Kim {you'll probably want to pull your hair out}, but I can say I did each of these things today. At the supermarket, I smiled and spoke with a stranger {the woman doling out crab cake samples}, I made time for fun after doing the second coat of paint on my granddaughter's bedroom trim, by hanging out and watching Shrek with her, and I am so thankful every day for the life God allows me to have with my loved ones.

Christina said...

My comment was supposed to say "a dresser". Not a dress. I'm already giving away a dress.

Oh my. I blame spell check. And I'm sticking with that. hehe.

bj said...

{{{{{{{{{ KIM }}}}}}}}
I was so tickled to hear from you. Blogland is so large, I get lost from some of my favorite people and their blogs.
I was just looking thru some photos to choose 4 favorite ones I have taken, for a linky party and came across the one you took of your daughter, looking like Deeds. It brought smiles and memories back. :)) Then, to see you had been over for a visit was such a nice surprise.

I hope you and family are doing well. I might need to go back and read some of your older posts.
Thanks again for coming by....
xoxo bj

bj said...

OOO, and I meant to add this is a LOVELY giveaway. I would dearly love to win a cutie dress for my great-grandgirl, who is 3.
Thanks so much for the chance to win such a generous giveaway.:)

Rooms by Ann said...

Congrats Kim .

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful post! I so agree with all your suggestions to enter the giveaway. The children's clothes are totally adorable! I'd love to win for a dear friend's daughter.

I'm a follower and very grateful to be!


CAS said...

I'm so glad your little niece is doing okay. What a terribly horrifying thing for her & all of the family. I'm glad the man was caught.

These are some adorable little models wearing some adorably cute clothes.

Christina said...

I removed my first comment because I made no sense to myself. lol.

I'm giddy to see everyone so excited about my dresses. I have SO much fun making them.

BONUS: If you do not WIN a dress.....I want to offer a little something to those who entered that didn't win.

You will all be eligible {if a comment was left here} to receive 15% off your purchase at Emily Ann's Kloset.

Coupon code will be able to be used until April 15th.

Fun right?

Nancy said...

Hey Kim!
I loved seeing your yard sale finds and then I read about your giveaway!

The dresses are adorable. She has great talent! If I one, it would be for my sweet granddaughter, Claire who is almost 1!

Have a great Sunday!


AubreyLaine said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
family74014 at gmail dot com

Elle said...

I am now following your blog. Can I just say that I think your blog is like a breath of fresh air. It's so nice to see someone raising Him up. We need more of that these days. I love the dresses. They are all simply darling. But the olive colored one is my absolute fave! Thank you for the opportunity. Blessings!

Lacey said...

Following your blog! Adorable dresses!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Hi Kim! What a wonderful giveaway.
Please enter me. I am your newest follower! Your blog is beautiful and inspiring. Congrats on the 1000 follower milestone too! Thanks so much for joining us at Dandelion House!

Janet said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and inviting me to enter your giveaway! The dresses are just adorable and would love to have the opportunity to win one for my daughter! I'm a new follower and am so happy to have discovered your lovely blog!

Cathy's World said...

The dresses are simply adorable! I am a following your blog! You are very talented and I am excited to see what other finds you turn into jewels.