Well, goodness. Thanks for making my birthday so AWESOME!! You people are just the BEST!! xoxoxoxoxo!!
My first ever trip to Costco, lots of Facebook love, 9 copies of Expecting donated to pregnancy centers.
Some sweet friends donating to The Hard Places Community in honor of my b-day, lots of sweet texts/phone calls, handing out candy at the tutoring apartment.
Some quick impromptu tutoring (3rd grade Social Studies homework), some not-so-quick 10 pages of Life Skills Workbook help for Omar (a 17yo who’s been in America less than a year), a gorgeous baby boy dressed as Waldo.
Standing in line for $3 Chipotle bowls with half of Columbus, meeting Barack Obama, and thanking God for all my blessings.
*And I’m going to keep the JEWELRY GIVE-AWAY open until noon today, so there’s still time to win. Woot!
And I’d love to get 11 more copies of Expecting donated so I can send 10 to two different pregnancy centers on my waiting list.
And now for something REALLY COOL (and then I’ll get to the FREE stuff, I promise). My friend, Krysten, who made the gorgeous jewelry from yesterday? Also made four STUNNING pieces out of REAL CAMBODIAN MONEY (and this super-awesome resin stuff that melts and hardens and wow).
AND she’s GIVING them to me to sell for Cambodia!! For a $38 donation (because I’m 38 now) to The Hard Places Community, one of these AMAZING, ONE-OF-A-KIND Fancy Freedom Designs necklaces can be YOURS.
For just $38, you’ll be fighting human trafficking, making a statement, starting conversations, looking awesome, AND I’ll love you forever.
(Just be one of the first four to claim them in the comments or e-mail me.)
a.) one of 4 She Has a Name t-shirts in the size of your choice (I have 5, and I pretty much wear one of them every day of my life).
b.) a Dress Blessed hoodie in the size (S-XXL) and color (grey, purple, turquoise) of your choice (I wear my hoodie every day too–except in the summer).
And if you don’t happen to win, you should absolutely buy a t-shirt and/or hoodie anyway, because guess why. All the proceeds from the She Has a Name tees go to fight human trafficking here in Ohio and in India.
Isn’t that AWESOME?!?
AND LAST THING: I want to know what YOUR favorite organization is. What are you passionate about? Where do you like to give your time and/or money? What injustice hurts your heart? Who are the people that are doing something to help others in any kind of need in any place near or far?
Give me a brief description of the organization and why you love them, and link to them in the comments. And I’ll choose FIVE of them to give $20 to in your honor.
(I’m so excited to hear all about what you love!)
OOPS. VERY, VERY LAST THING: On Monday (November 4) at 12:00 Central time (1:00 EST), I’ll be on Moody Radio’s Midday Connection show chatting with my friends Melinda and Anita about SKIPPING CHRISTMAS. (I know, craziness.) You can listen live online or on your own radio if you get a Moody station. I’d love to have you listen in (and I’ll be giving away more free stuff!)
Thanks for making my birthday week so much fun!! xoxoxoxoxo
*I forgot to tell you which organizations I donated $20 to! Lost Sheep, Harbor House, Asia’s Hope (Prek Eng 1), Compassion International, and Timbali Crafts. Thanks to all of you for sharing your favorites!
And the t-shirt winners: Dee, Sharon, Melissa, and Jill!
And the hoodie winner: Andrea!