Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My First Giveaway!

**Update: We have a winner. Congratulations Carrie.

Back in May I entered a giveaway over at Moms, Ministry, & More. Winning over at Moms, Ministry & More, means that I agreed to do a giveaway too so that I can bless someone else just as I have been blessed.  I was excited to find out that I was the winner of this giveaway, but even more excited when my package arrived from Asia. I'm am going to share with you what all was in that package and then we will talk about what I will be giving away.

First there was this:

Place mats, a full setting with ducks to prop our
chopsticks on. These would be used in fancy restaurants.

This is a hand embroidered journal cover. It was
made by a minority group woman, a Lolo Pi Yi lady.
These people live in South East China and the women
use their embroidery skills to make these covers as a
means to pay for their children's education. The
character on the front is "ai" which means "love".

A hand fan, which are still used as many people
do not use or have air conditioning.


A necklace with an old coin.

All of the information that I have posted with each picture was written in a nice little card that came with my package. She was so sweet to send me a "bit of China".

Here is a peak at one of the items that you will receive if you are the winner of my pay-it-forward giveaway.
I am currently reading this book, and it is one that I am thankful I found. Just a few words about the author and this book, Elyse discovered that when God says He is our helper it means He protects, aids, succors, supports, and surrounds us. She realized that a wife who is reflecting God's helping character desires to strengthen, comfort and protect her husband. She becomes to him a companion who offers what he really needs: help in his God given calling. (Taken from back of book.) There are also going to be a few other "goodies" included with the package you receive.

A few guideline for entering this giveaway:

* Leave a comment to this post letting me know you want to be included for a chance to win.
* If you are the winner, be willing to write your own pay-it-forward post once you have received your package with a link back to my pay-it-forward blog post.
* Create your own pay-it-forward package to bless one of your readers and be willing to mail it in a timely manner.

I will leave this giveaway open until Wednesday, June 23. I will draw a name that afternoon around 4:00. Please be sure that I can contact you, so that I can let you know you won. Please feel free to send your friends over to sign up for this giveaway.

Thanks for entering and please come back to visit me.


  1. What a great package you received! Please include me for a chance to win! and oh yes--can you imagine how exciting it would be to pay it forward? I am envisioning how fun it would be!! Thanks!

  2. Sorry it took me so long, but I didn't miss the deadline! Sign me up sister!

  3. Alrighty...sign me up too! I've never done a give away on my blog...that sounds like fun! Thankyou for giving us a chance to win and to learn more about what you are reading!

  4. I love all your goodies! I hope I win the book you are reading because I am always looking for some guidance from above when it comes to being a better wife!

  5. Enter me, Tania! :) Sounds like a great book!