Saturday, November 6, 2010

Blogosphere Bits and {Giveaway} Winners!

30-Day Giving ChallengeWe're a young family with only 3 holiday seasons behind us. Each time Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, I get excited about creating traditions that our family can look forward to each year.

My hubby and I know one thing: We want our family's holiday season to be focused on giving. So this month, we're participating in the 30-Day Giving Challenge--a committment to give in some way each day in November. I'm excited to see what creative ideas we can come up with. We will for sure be putting together a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child and also focusing on sending some love overseas to sweet Immaculate. Won't you join the challenge? It's not too late!

Some other fun posts from around the blogosphere:

November is Gratitude: But I Hate Making Pie Crusts! from the Reluctant Entertainer. This is definitely the next pie crust I'm going to try. Looks easy!

How to Edit Blog Pictures Using by Beautiful Blog Designs. Picnik is awesome for editing pictures whether you have a blog or not. I recently discovered the "Auto Fix" button, and it is my new best friend.

Oh Blogging by Oh Amanda. This post was a breath of fresh air to me!

And now, to announce the winners of the $5 Amazon Gift Card and the $15 Starbucks Gift Card!

$5 Amazon Gift Card: chose comment #44, which is Sarah!

$15 Starbucks Gift Card: The winning comment was #48 left by Miriam. Awesome! Check your email, ladies. :)

For the rest of you, there is still time to enter to win a $10 Wal-Mart Gift Card or an Imprint Comfort Mat from Sublime!

I hope you have a lovely weekend, dear friends!

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  1. Hi, Alicia! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this week!!! :-) I commented back over there, but wanted to stop over to say hi and that I appreciate your visit. I love your blog, and enjoy your perspective on life! I was all set to link up for Try New Adventures Thursday for my adventures in knitting, but never got time to take pictures, so hopefully this week! :-) And Radical is a challenging book - I'm not sure yet how I feel about it, but it's not a bad thing to be challenged to examine things for their Scriptural validity, and that's what I'm doing with that book right now. I'll probably post more on it once I've been to the study for a few weeks. Thanks again for stopping by! :-)

  2. Yay, congrats to the the winners!

    Alicia, I'm glad you enjoyed the gumbo recipe :)


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