10.11.2010

Miscellany Monday and a 'Thank You' Giveaway!!!

Happy Miscellany Monday everyone!  I am so thankful for another beautiful weekend we have been able to enjoy over the last couple days.  Here's today's miscellany for me...

1.  My first giveaway!  Thank you, THANK YOU for being so supportive and encouraging of me on this little blog of mine.  I am so excited to have some lovely new followers.  I sincerely love the opportunity to encourage and be encouraged by people I have never met in person, but whose hearts I can totally relate to.  This little piece of the world-wide-web has blessed me with moments of sweet joy.  I set a goal to have my first giveaway when I reached 50 followers, and thanks to the lovely Laura from Just For Love, I reached this goal yesterday!  So here's what I'm giving away:

Max Lucado's Out Live Your Life

This book is crazy good.  A "full of powerful truth, gets you in the gut, calls you to action" kind of good.  All the proceeds go to World Vision, an organization that also sponsors and supports those around the world who need it most.  Each chapter of this book gets more and more convicting, calling us to live out the lives Jesus called us to, so in essence we grasp the opportunity to "out live our lives," or do something beyond our own personal, temporary desires and gains.  He highlights the joy and fruit of living for God's glory, rather than our own.  I am reading it, and would love for you to read along!!  Watch a video of the vision of this book here.

And, just for fun, the other part of this giveaway is one of my headband creations, in whatever color you would like!





Please be a follower to participate...I love blog-world friends! :)

3 ways to enter -
1. Leave a comment telling me the most recent thing you've read, heard or done that's challenged you to change the way you live your life.

2.  Leave a comment telling me what headband you like best so far.

3. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did.

(You can do one or all three, depending on how many times you would like to be entered; each comment is a separate entry!)

The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Wednesday, October 20th.

2. Sweet Saturday.  Last week I answered some "tag" questions about my perfect Saturday.  Well, this past one was pretty great.  After I slept in for a bit, Kevin and I loaded up Chai, our Bibles, a handful of books and headed down the road to a cute little cafe that is relatively new to the area.  We have never been there before, but it has a good chance of becoming our new favorite place.  After some reading, studying, drinking tea, and enjoying the most fabulous lunch, we walked to a close by walking trail and enjoyed a hike in the sunshine.  What a relaxing and fun Fall day we had!  "No make-up" days are the best.



(Kevin, trying to look pensive.  It's working for you babe.)


Mine was a roasted vegetable sandwich with goat cheese, asparagus, portabella mushrooms and roasted red peppers - Yum!



3.  Baby boy necessity?  I recently mentioned I have a new nephew, and I am thinking it might be cute to order some "pee-pee tee pees" for them, as this is their first boy.  But what do I know...have any of you ever tried these cute little contraptions, or are they not really practical?  It seems like a good idea...


PPTP on Etsy - On sale for $4.00!

Sprinkler Covers from This and That Etc. on Etsy - $14.00

4.  Ten Kids, No Pets.  If you are looking for a fun read-aloud, I love "Ten Kids, No Pets," my most favorite and memorable story that my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Escott read to our class.  was so excited to come across it at the library last week and start reading it to my student.  Such a cute story.  Of course Ann M. Martin has a special place in my heart, as I'm pretty sure I read every single "Babysitter's Club" book she wrote!  (I was an official "club member".) :)  Oh the joys of childhood!

5.  I have only had one latte from Starbucks in the last week!!  I am, however, drowning myself in green tea.  Espresso, I love you...but I have to learn to live without you.

Happy Miscellany Monday to you!!

32 comments:

Rachel said...

I kid you not...I almost bought this book today because KLove has been promoting it big time lately, and has made it sound SO amazing. Max Lucado was on the other day and was reading an excerpt from the book, and it seriously made me think. I would absolutely LOVE to win this.

Rachel said...

I'm a follower of your blog, of course :)

Hayley said...

Oh yay, a giveaway! I was inspired yesterday in church when our pastor challenged us to read the entire New Testament by the end of the year. He said it takes, on average, only 18 hours to do this.....if I read just 3-4 chapters a day, it can easily be accomplished! And, all who do, get to be invited to a spaghetti dinner hosted by our Pastor and his wife....who doesn't love spaghetti?!? :) That's my inspiration!

Hayley said...

Also, I'm diggin' the beautiful black bows....that's my fave headband so far! You are so talented, my dear!

Page said...

Thanks Hayley - you are so sweet! And what an awesome idea your pastor has...I feel inspired myself to try that!! :)

donna d said...

I love your blog! Your love for God, your passion for others, your creativity and the way that all comes together in this blog is amazing! I think Mike has read every Max L. Book ther is, I will be going to the bookstore to pick this one up for both of us to read. Sure do miss you!

Venessa said...

Congrats Page on 50 followers!! Radical has been really good but I am so not close to being done with it! Another great book is Crazy Love...i love love love that book!

Venessa said...

oh, and the pink head band is my fave:) super cute!

Page said...

Rachel, that is so great you have been hearing about it...the book is seriously crazy good. How we should all be living.

Donna, I miss you all too!!! Thank you so much for your encouragement, and for reading my blog! You and Mike will love and be challenged by this book!:)

Venessa - I really need to finish Crazy Love - I've had it since the day it came out, and I'm crazy about Francis Chan, but I still have a little bit left in that one!

Ashleigh said...

So glad I headed over here to see what you're up to! As you can tell from my blog, my most recent read is Bittersweet! :)
Btw I want to make some of those peepee teepees! I've been thinking ab it for my sis-in-law, who is having a boy!

Ashleigh said...

Also I love the green headband!
I'm going to be your next follower.
ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

Leigh Anne said...

oh how fun! glad you got your perfect saturday! at church this past week we started studying Ecclesiastes and it has been so life changing already!

Leigh Anne said...

and i love the green headband :)

Rachel said...

I'm having a seriously hard time deciding which headband I like more...I'm gonna have to go with the pink :)

Tiffany said...

The book Crazy Love by Francis Chan has been the most recent thing to challenge me to change the way I think and live as a child of God.

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win, Page! I just love your blog!

Tiffany said...

And it is very hard to pick a favorite headband but I would have to say the white one with the blue beads. They are all so stinkin' cute though! : )

Angie K. said...

Ooh, a book... the most recent book I've completed is Chasing Superwoman: a Working Mom's Adventures in Life and Faith, by Susan Dimickele. I'll be honest that this wasn't a book I chose, but I read it to write a "book review" for my writing class. Though I read it rather begrudgingly, I found that it was an enjoyable read. :)

A Southern Love said...

Entry One: I am #51 follower to your blog! :) I just came across it today from "The Blessed Life" and I'm so glad I did! My challenge: Well I am going through some pretty rough challenges right now! And have been for years but I am into my 2nd year of marriage and am just 30 years old and I have Chronic Severe Endometriosis, PCOS and Interstitial Cystitis. I am in pain just about every single day of my life. I have had about 9 surgeries in my lifetime and enough is enough! My husband and I are trying to have children but my conditions are making that seemingly impossible! But, we know that nothing is impossible with God! Feel free to check out my blog(s) if you'd like to read more:

www.asouthernlove.blogspot.com
www.findingjoythroughmyjourney.blogspot.com

Amy from GA

A Southern Love said...

Entry Two: How in the world am I going to choose between all those PRECIOUS headbands?!?! I love them all!! :) I love the black one and the green one! See I still couldn't just pick one! haha Love them all! :)

www.asouthernlove.blogspot.com
www.findingjoythroughmyjourney.blogspot.com

Amy from GA
amyrbrooker@hotmail.com

*I am about to blog about this giveaway and after I do, I will come back and leave another comment letting you know that I did!* Great Giveaway!!!!

A Southern Love said...

Oh and Max Lucado is the BEST!! All his books are incredible!!

A Southern Love said...

Entry 3: Ok, I just blogged about this amazing giveaway! http://asouthernlove.blogspot.com/2010/10/max-lucado-giveaway.html

Hopefully that will help bring you a little more traffic! Your blog is just so cute! :)

By the way, I grew up absolutely loving "The Babysitters Club" too! I have all of their books and all their videos! Me and my friends used to pretend to be "the girls" and we would recite the movies to each other all the time! So fun! Those were good times!

Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to win such a great book! I'm a new follower and I'll be back! :)

Have a great Friday!!
Amy from GA

amyrbrooker@hotmail.com
www.asouthernlove.blogspot.com
www.findingjoythroughmyjourney.blogspot.com

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

I'm a new follower! I LOVE your precious headbands!!

Suze said...

I'm a new follower too ! I prefer the green headband, it is more fallish is why i like it!

Marcy XOXO said...

Hey girl! I stumbled upon your blog from Amy @ A Souther Loves page telling me about your giveaway! Who doesn't love a giveaway right? CUTE BLOG BY THE WAY... The most recent thing I have read that has changed my life would have to be Emily's Blog @ http://emilyscancerblog.blogspot.com/ She is an amazing 16 year old who has taught me what real strength is all about and more about the power of prayer! You can follow me @ www.marcysmazinmoments.blogspot.com Thanks ;)

Marcy XOXO said...

My second entry is for the headbands!!! I love the black one just because it would go with everything and I could wear it more ;)

Marcy XOXO said...

I also left a post about your giveaway on my blog! Good luck to everybody ;)

Paige said...

I am new to your blog and will be following along too!
I am a 911 dispatcher and pretty much every call that comes in, makes me challenge to live my life differently. I have heard some pretty crazy things and super sad ones also. But whenever I leave work I just pray that I can always do the Lord's work and be the best Mother possible.

Paige said...

What a tough decision! I absolutely love headbands #1 and #4! Although, I have short hair so I'm not sure how they would look on me, I have always loved these!

cait said...

Page! I'm so excited to get a chance into this giveaway! I LOVE what you are doing right now and LOVE, LOVE how God is pursuing you in magnificent ways and you're chasing right back as full-force as you can. Your faith is so inspiring and just your blog alone is being so inspirational to me. I am reading Radical right now by David Platt and it is definitely challenging me to rethink my approach to scripture.

Thanks for the giveaway!

cait said...

I love wearing browns and earth tones, so I think I would go with the green headband. LOVE them all, though!

cait said...

Also, I blogged about this, friend! I was excited to share with others!

http://cait-theblessedlife.blogspot.com/2010/10/crazy-joycrazy-talentone-special-friend.html

Anonymous said...

catching up by reading your blog pagie!! love the headbands..super cute where did you find the pattern? hope all is well :) francie