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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

.:Blogiversary - Let's Giveaway and have a Giveaway:.

This past Saturday was my one year blogiversary! I can't believe it's been over a year since I started this little blog. So to celebrate, I'll be giving you the chance to do some giving away of your own, as well as having a fantastic giveaway for you all!

Let's start with the giving.

I've been reading Chronicles of a Babywise Mom ever since Reece was a little baby. Valerie has an amazing blog full of tips, book reviews, and her experiences as a mom. She recently posted on her blog about a project that her church (which is also my church!) is doing: collecting pillowcase dresses for little girls in Africa! Valerie is offering two ways for all you crafty ladies to donate - even if you can't sew!

1. Through Her: Valerie's church group is gathering dresses until July 1, then we will be sending them off. If you would like to make a dress, you can make it and send it to her. If you can't make one but want to help, you can send supplies for the dress. Depending on how many supplies she gets, she will either make them or gather up a bunch of ladies to help make them. You can also send money if you want and she will buy supplies to make a bunch of dresses. You can email her at valplowman@gmail.com.

2. Through LittleDressesforAfrica.org: If you don't want to send stuff to Valerie, you can send it to this group. This is a Christian, non-profit group. They have distributed dresses to 10 different countries in Africa! You can donate money through this website. You can also send dresses to the address listed here. They also have a list of 10 ways you can help.

Valerie offers you a couple of different ways to make dresses if you aren't sure where to start. You can go here or here.

Let's see what we can do to make a difference!

Now on to the giveaway!

Julia from J-Jewels Designs contacted me about hosting a giveaway, and I was so excited! She has beautiful, custom hand stamped, sterling silver jewelry, and I can't believe how generous she is being!


One lucky winner is going to win $50 to spend on J-Jewels website! Yep, I said $50! You're going to have the chance to win something fantastic like these beautiful pieces of jewelry.

Here's how to enter:

1. Visit J-Jewels Designs and leave a comment stating which design you would choose with your winnings!

2. Become a facebook fan of J-Jewels Designs here! Come back and leave a comment saying that you did so!

You must leave a comment for each entry. Please leave a valid email address!

You have until Sunday, May 30th, until 11:59 p.m. MST to enter. I will announce the winner on Monday, May 31st!

36 comments:

  1. oh wow! what pretty jewelry she makes. i would choose either the 3/4" necklace with birthstones OR the double circle necklace (depending on how many letters i can put on the 3/4" necklace!)

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  2. and i went to facebook ... i now "like" j-jewels!

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  3. I love the Double Circle Necklace!

    ~Amanda @Looking Glass Jewels

    lookingglassjewels{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  4. I am a Facebook fan! User name Amanda Pruetz

    ~Amanda @Looking Glass Jewels

    lookingglassjewels{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  5. i love, love the open circle with the pearl!
    trxymama@yahoo.com

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  6. Oh! I like the sterling open circle necklace. Thanks! luscofamily @ ortelco.net

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  7. The Little Flower Necklace is my favorite. So sweet!

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  8. I love the Sterling Silver Open Circle Necklace

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  9. I like me some J Jewels on facebook.

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  10. She has such great jewelry. I think I'd choose the 3/4" birthstone necklace.

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  11. I also "liked" on Facebook. :)

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  12. Very pretty things over there, it was really hard to choose. But I like 'Reach for the Stars...' best.

    stkavdiel @ gmail . com

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  13. love the flower ring!
    thethriftyba@yahoo.com

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  14. Became a fan on FB. Love the designs. shaunanolte at yahoo dot com

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  15. oops.. forgot to leave which one I like. I like the 1tag birthstone necklace

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  16. Love the double circle necklace!!

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  17. I would choose the sterling silver band with my sons name on it!!
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

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  18. What lovely choices. I would choose the flower necklace if I were lucky enough to win!

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  19. Oh, I ADORE the 3/4 necklace w/ birthstones... It's SO CUTE!!

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  20. Just lovely jewelry! I think I like the two circles necklace.

    Happy Blogiversary!

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  21. I love all of the necklace and bracelets she makes. They are all so cute. I think I like the circle necklace with the pearl in it....but I will probably change my mind again.

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  22. I like the 1" Sterling Silver Open Circle. Beautiful!

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  23. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  24. I think I would pick the tear drop necklace. SO pretty!!!

    staceywalk@ gmail.com

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  25. I'm a facebook fan!!

    staceywalk @ gmail dot com

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  26. I'm lovin the Tear Drop Necklace!
    Thanks for doing such a fun giveaway!

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  27. Ooooooohhhhh how gorgeous!!! I'd pick the double circle necklace....I've always wanted something with all five of my childrens names on it and this is just sooo pretty!!!

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  28. Oh, I love these necklaces!! I would choose the tear drop style. Very pretty, and how perfect...we are expecting our 2nd any day now!! **Crossing my fingers**

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  29. Wow! What a great giveaway! I adore the style of these necklaces. I would choose the double circle necklace.

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  30. Cute stuff - I like it all. I'd go with the Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Pearl Detail as my first choice!

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  31. Hey Summer, I love the 1" sterling silver open circle necklace! Super cute!

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  32. I became a FB fan

    (you have my email, so I didn't leave it :)

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  33. I was just looking at these. Love the double circle or double tag necklace! FB Fan too!

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Thanks for leaving a comment! I love reading them! I try to reply to questions the best I can, but you can always email me at sumossweetstuff {at} gmail {dot} com.

Sumo:)