Thursday, January 17, 2013

Live Life Sassy Giveaway

UPDATE, AND THE WINNER IS......Elizabeth! (contact me Elizabeth to get your prize!) Thanks to random number generator for picking the winner!

So, I have not written in a few weeks, been trying to get back into the swing of things with our new adventure of homeschooling our youngest, who is 12. 

I am happy to announce, he loves it, and I love it! He has begged us to homeschool him for awhile, so we took the plunge, and its great! I love the extra time we get to spend together and the freedom we have to travel and watch our oldest, D, play in his college basketball games (he had an amazing game on Monday and rocked it with his college career high in points!) Most of all, I love the joy that I see in A's life because he is enjoying life, school, and being a boy! He is devouring the new curriculum, which is Christian-based.  

Now, back to business.  A couple of weeks ago, 2 to be exact, I promised you a give away. I also said this first give away would not be Thirty One (though there WILL be a Thirty One giveaway because, hey, who doesn't love Thirty One Gifts, and even better, who doesn't love FREE Thirty One!)

But, like I said, this isn't about Thirty One.  

Back to the giveaway.

I have a friend who has the most incredible Etsy Shop,  Live, Life, Sassy.  She sells super cute, monogrammed items. And my giveaway this week is from her shop.

We (I say "we" because I get to help pick out the incredible fabrics and color combos that she uses) have many colors of knit infinity scarves that can be personalized with your monogram in 1 of 10 different colors and 1 of 3 different fonts. We also have white pillow cases that can be personalized with a monogram, name, or initial. I know you are going to love all of her stuff as much as I do!

So, that brings me to YOU! With all this cold weather, everyone is grabbing their coats and gloves, and no doubt, a warm scarf!  I am giving away an infinity scarf in a gray and white chevron print, monogrammed!  I will contact the winner and discuss font style and color, so no worries there!

So, how can you win this super cute item you ask? Do ALL of these things.

1.  Follow my blog.  (Yes, it's a shameless approach to upping my readers. I'm okay with it.)
2.  Pin this post.

3.  Comment below and be sure to leave your email address (if you want) so I can get in touch with you if you win!
4.  Check back on Monday and see if you won!

From my side of the fence, you are going to LOVE your awesome, warm, beautiful, free scarf.  You're welcome.


Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 - The Year of Shaping Up


Who makes them and who keeps them?

I mean REALLY keeps them, as in who keeps them in June, July, and later? 

I must admit that I do not usually keep them much past the end of February (and that's a good year)! BUT this year is different, because I have made my New Year's resolutions without realizing it, and I made them EARLY, as in NOVEMBER early. So, they are already a habit! :) 

Remember I talked about getting healthy? Well, I started! And as you read this, I have been totally gluten free for over 30 days, and I feel great! 

Next is to start running again. Did I mention I signed my husband and myself up for a 5k on Jan 13? Did I mention I have not run in oh, maybe 8 months or more? But hey, who's counting!

So, I am committed to my New Year's resolution of being healthy (and not just physically healthy, though that's a big part of it!)  So that I will be publicly accountable, here are my resolutions in a list form: 

  • I will be physically healthy. 
    • I will make healthy choices with my food.
    • I will exercise, in some capacity 5 days a week.
  • I will have a healthy marriage.
    • I will put my husband first, including with  my time. 
  • I will be emotionally healthy.
    • I will nourish the rich friendships I have, spending time with those I love.
    • I will seek forgiveness from those whom I have hurt, and forgive those that have hurt me.
  • I will be professionally healthy.
    • I will run my business in a way that pleases God.
    • I will give it my all, committing myself to make it successful.
    • I will make sure I keep a proper balance between work and family and faith.
  • I will be spiritually healthy.  
    • I am committing to my time with the Lord, every day, period. I have a devotional, Jesus Calling, and I will read it and the scriptures listed with it, every day. I know that keeping my body healthy matters for this earth, but keeping my focus on the Lord; that's what really matters. 
From my side of the fence, 2013 is "shaping up" to be a great year.  (Sorry, I just couldn't resist!)