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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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P&A Giveaway!

Yes!  It is now time for the official announcement!

Yours truly proudly presents, her first ever. . .

First things first. . .
In order to host this giveaway, I've set a goal of reaching at least 80 followers.  (Hey, if more decide to join, HURRAH!)  However, if I do not reach this goal, I will postpone the giveaway.  So, with that said, PLEASE help me spread the word!  I'd love for this to cover a good bit of the blogging world as I am not just promoting this blog, but my sisters' Etsy Shop as well.  :]

Though the "sign-up" does not begin until October 27th, I've decided to go on and get the word out.  And announce the prizes!

Three random ladies will win one of three awesome prizes, two of which come from the 3Maidens Etsy Shoppe.


The first, a beautiful pair of crocheted finger-less gloves, made from hand-dyed alpaca yarn.  Soft to the touch and perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons.

The second prize is a lovely novel by Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss entitled Stepping Heavenward: One Woman's Journey to Godliness.

Goodreads Synopsis:  Stepping Heavenward is the fictional, coming of age story of a young Christian girl named Katherine. The story follows her life from when she is sixteen, through courtship, engagement, marriage, having children, and the many challenges that she confronts in her adult life. This classic Christian story is told through a series of journal entries by Katherine and is an inspirational tale for young girls who themselves are facing the very same challenges of growing up.

A lovely encouraging tale of a young girl's everyday joys and struggles of life.  A definite recommendation!

And finally, a gorgeous painting by one of my dear sisters, Julia, titled "To the Heights."
Acrylic paints on canvas.  Size 9 inches by 12 inches.


Winners will be picked at random, thanks to Rafflecopter.  If you have any questions concerning this giveaway or simply wish for more info regarding my Etsy shop, please comment!

And also, I know I sound like I'm begging--not really, maybe, I dunno--but please help me spread the word!  Within the next couple days I'll have a blog button available.  I would have had it up already, but am experiencing technical difficulties. . . *growls*

So. . .

What do you think?  :]  I am excited! and I hope you are too! 


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  1. Oooh, how exciting! And those are some fantastic prizes. I cannot wait until it starts! :D

  2. Sounds fun! Those are some really cool prizes. :)

  3. Neato! I like dis place. *nod nod* Followed! ^_^ (Found you from Musings of an Elf)

  4. HOORAH! So glad to have you, m'lady! Welcome and please make yourself to home ;D

  5. The lovely Christine over at Musings of an Elf recommended your blog, so here I am! And methinks I'll follow your blog... ^_^

    Two questions: First, when you say that sign up begins Oct. 27, does that mean one should wait until that day to follow your blog, or is that not how one enters the contest? Second, do you ship prizes to Canada? (I'm thinking likely not, but thought I'd check.)

  6. Hello, Michelle! So good to have you!

    You are most welcome to do whatever you wish. :] My goal is to reach 80 followers before (and in order to) host[ing] the giveaway. That's my goal... And as to your second question, since this is my first giveaway, yes, I'll consider shipping to Canada. But I'll have to think a bit harder for the further countries. ;D

    Again, so glad to have you!

  7. Thank you!

    Well then, I'll click 'follow' now! Lovely blog you have here. :)

    Okay, thanks! Good to know.

  8. Aw, shucks. ^__^ Thank you!

    And "sign-up" for the giveaway does begin Oct. 27th!!


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