Wednesday, June 24, 2009

UPS delivers fireworks...GIVEAWAY!!!

OKAY, he really didn't deliver fireworks but when the 4 littles jumped on this giant bubble wrap, my head started throbbing and it sounded like fireworks!I've kind of got a sinus infection funk, fever going on and have now completely lost my voice..YES the kids are thrilled. "WHAT, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU MOMMY?"What was wrapped in the bubble wrap you ask......I got a phone call a couple weeks ago from NY, NY.
It was a lady telling me that out of thousands of entries-I was one of 25 runners up in SELF Magazines "WOMEN DOING GOOD" Contest!

The 25 runner-up entries may also be featured as “Women Doing Good” on BurtsBees.com and SELFConnected.com from the month of June 2009 to June 2010. What A GREAT WAY to get our message out! God is awesome about opening the doors of opportunity to get our cause "out there."

I didn't even know I entered. WHY? My sweet cousin Beth, entered me.

She is such a huge lover of our family, our children and our cause for adoption & Drug Endangered Children.This is what I got... A gift basket with 13 FABULOUS ITEMS From Burt's Bees! Burt's chose the 25 runners up! My favorites are these: I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THEM!
I CANNOT WAIT to see what Miracle the Miracle Salve performs on me, how the Ageless Skin Firming Night Creme will firm me up and how the ROYAL JELLY Eye creme will decrease my creases!
The Captain will be thrilled with this Poison Ivy Soap.Since I won, I thought YOU SHOULD TOO! I will be giving away a Burt's Bees gift set (NO, NOT MINE) to one of you beautiful people!

All you have to do is leave a comment and if you are a follower, leave a second comment telling me so!

75 comments:

Bones said...

PICK ME! LOL

I just discovered the awesomeness that is Burt's Bees. You are blessed with such a wonderful gift!

And what a blessing to be nominated. We are not surprised, but what a great gesture!

Blessings!

Bones said...

I follow you and look foward to every post.

Blessings!

Jen said...

Oh how cool! That is awesome for you!!!!

I would like to enter.

Jen said...

I am a follower too.

Mandi said...

What a nice gift...you are one blessed lady! I'd love to try out some of these products!

Mandi said...

Girl, you know I'm following you!

Krissy said...

How very cool! Congratulations!

Krissy said...

I'm (of course!) a follower!

Phoenix's Mom said...

I'm a follower! And so want to win that!!!!
Hope you guys have a great weekend! Congratulations on the new family memeber!

The Klins Family said...

My kids always stop by the Burt's Bees section at the store because the name is so intriguing. I'm sure you'll have fun trying some new products! What woman doesn't like to try NEW PRODUCTS?? :)

waldenbunch said...

I'm a follower of your blog and also have adopted 3 siblings, all with drug and attachment related birth/emotional/learning difficulties. Unfortunately, our story doesn't have a happy ending in many ways, but we're still praying!

The Klins Family said...

Oh, and I am now an official follower!

Army Strong Girl said...

Congrats! A well deserved nomination. :D

Army Strong Girl said...

Oh and I am a follower too. :D

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

How awesome is that! Praising God for the love you received without even knowing it was coming!

Praising God for family who gets it and encourages you in your obedience to the calling He has placed upon your heart and family!

Lots of love,
Jill

AiMnE said...

I love burts bees, they are fab!! That is awsome u won! :)

AiMnE said...

Just joined as a follower!

Just Jenn said...

That is great! I love Burts Bee and I hope you do too! -Jenn

Just Jenn said...

I follow you and found a friend of a friend on here. I made balloon animels for the sweeny family a few weeks ago and then found them on your list of blogs! cool.

Chris and Sarah said...

Hey I follow and I want to win.

Really though that is awesome and you are so right about God using things like this to spread the word about his precious children.

Cheryl said...

That's awesome! Congratulations! God sure does love you! :o) I love that picture of your cousin with Aw-Bell...we sooo need to get the kids together...it's been way too long. But anyway, congrats again...you deserve it!

Cheryl said...

I've been a follower for a loooong time :o)

Mary Ellen said...

Congratulations! You deserve it, and what another great opportunity to further the cause.

Mary Ellen said...

Oh, and of course, I'm a follower!

TheHappyNeills said...

i love burt's bees, but have never bought it for myself!

TheHappyNeills said...

i follow your blog, too!

momto12 said...

I would love to win!

momto12 said...

I have been reading your blog for quite awhile but now I am an official follower!

Mandey said...

congrats!! what an awesome God we serve! He opens doors all over the place!

Mandey said...

I've been a follower for a while now. Thanks for being an inspiration!

Midwest Mommy said...

Congrats! That is awesome and how nice of her to nominate you.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh and I am a follower too :-)

Lauren said...

I love Burt's Bee's. My little girl just left my chapstick in my van and it melted.

I really love your blog. It is such an inspiration!

Lauren said...

I am a follower too!

Elle said...

Okay I can't resist. I want to enter.
But I also want to say that you totally deserve that basket. You guys do an amazing job with all those little ones. I have two and often think of you with so many during the day!
~elle

Michelle said...

Hi! I just found your blog, and, sure, I'll enter. I hope to read more, we are licensed foster parents, and I wanted to find out more on drug explosed children-great work you are doing!

Michelle said...

I just became a follower, too, yeah!!!

Shonni said...

What fun! Thank you for thinking of us!

Shonni said...

And, yes, I am a follower already too

Joyful mom said...

Oh wow---what an amazing prize you won! That is such a blessing for a deserving mommy :) I am so happy for you, friend. Wow incredible to be nominated.

Have a very blessed day--praying you feel so much better really soon.

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, I could not think of a better person or cause to win such a great gift. Congratulations!!!

Jennifer T. said...

Congrats!! That's so neat.

You also have an award waiting on my blog...

Have a blessed day with your family (and get well soon)!
Jen in Bolivia

Hope said...

Glad you get to tell your story to so many people!!

I love Burt's Bees!

Hope said...

Follower! =)

SocialWkr24/7 said...

Ooh oooh ME ME!! ;)

SocialWkr24/7 said...

And, I am a follower. :D

MyLinda said...

Oh fun products!! Isn't it nice when someone recognizes the good that you do?!

MyLinda said...

I'm a follower!

Tracie said...

OOOH that's such a fun gift! I'm so happy for you.

You're in my Google Reader, sweet friend. You know I'm tracking with you!

Tracie said...

Oh yes... I see we were supposed to leave 2 comments. I have toddler brain these days.

I follow you!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oooh, love Burts Bees! :) Your nomination is well deserved.

Come by and visit if you have a chance--I'm giving away giftcards to TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

~ Sarah

Amanda said...

Poison Ivy Soap? I just want to read the box...lol. Is it wash for after being exposed?

Burts Bees is really neat stuff! Lucky you:)

Blessings,
Amanda

Amanda said...

And yes I too follow:)

The Brothers said...

I read your blog regularly and LOVE Burt's!

The Write Life said...

I love your blog and I love Burt's Bees! What a wonderful combination.

Paige Dooly

John Deere Mom said...

Aren't you super sweet?! :)

Angie said...

Wow, I have used Burt's Bees in the past but haven't in quite a while. I love their stuff!

Angie said...

I am a follower

Transformed from glory to glory said...

I am a follower :-) And I absolutely love Burts Bee's products--miss them too!

brookly said...

I'm a lurker of your blog-and enjoy it very much! :-)

Congrats on being a finalist! Love that Burt's Bees stuff!

Jen said...

Hey Jen, It's Jen- not only do I follow you- I have your name. I hope you feel better!!! Hugs!!!

Jen said...

I can't wait to hear about other doors God will be opening in your life soon!!! I am a follower!!!!

natalie said...

Wow! How awesome! I stumbled on your blog today...love it! You are all quite blessed :) Thanks for the giveaway!

natalie said...

I'm now a follower

Doreen said...

Ohhh this is a wonderful giveaway!! Yes, yes! :) purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

I'm a Follower also! :) purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

What a wonderful gift to receive...and opportunity to get your message out there!

God bless-
Amanda

~MeLiSsA~ said...

Thanks for checking out my room.... this Burts Bees stuff would go great in my master bath! :)

Love the rustic look in your room. :)

Allyson @ The Blackwoods said...

I love me some Burt's Bees!

Courtney said...

That's so neat of her to enter you-and that you won!
blessings!
court@sc.rr.com

Courtney said...

I follow!
Blessings!
court@sc.rr.com

Kelly said...

Too Cool. My daughter loves Burt's Bees.

Kelly said...

Happy Follower! :)

quilt'n mama said...

m late and that is ok:) I love Burt's Bees though & I love you bedroom:) Thanks for sharing all the pictures, it's beautiful. We spent the weekend in Joplin with our nephew at the hospital and the ROnald McDonald House. It was fun to catch up on your blog tonight.
Blessings,
Gayly

PamperingBeki said...

Is it too late to enter? I hope not!!

What a blessing to be nominated!