Can you believe that it is already my….
I can hardly believe it! These have been the fastest two years in history!
Who knew when I first pressed “Publish” on April 29th, 2012 that we would be where we are today?
Many of my hopes and dreams have been realized. But, if you know me….I press ahead to make the blog and this space on the web even more meaningful and fruitful. And truly I am amazed that even in this “in between” we are growing together in so many ways.
Thank you for being here, for taking time to comment and share bits of your life here, too.
Your encouragement this past year has meant more than you will ever know.
It would be so fun to get to meet you in person and sit down and enjoy a cup of cocoa and some sweet homemade biscuits smothered with fresh sliced strawberries and just whipped sweet cream. That may seem like a strange combination….but those are my two most favorite foods. I’d like to learn what your favorites are, too.
Sometimes this seems like a very one-sided deal. I talk…you listen. You know all about me. And I’d like to know so much more about you. I love to read your comments. Really they make my day and help me see YOU, a real person with a beautiful face, when I write.
Every time I hit “Publish” I worry that my post will be worthy of your time. I want to make the time you spend here a bright spot in your day. I want you to leave feeling encouraged, empowered, and inspired. That’s a pretty lofty goal. I’ll keep doing my best. So as we travel the highs and lows of life, I hope you’ll choose to be with me through it all.
To celebrate this milestone and our community, I thought we should have a little GIVEAWAY.
This giveaway is meaningful to me in several ways. Let me tell you how it all began.
I had it on my mind that I should have a giveaway to celebrate this milestone. But, I really didn’t want to contact anyone and make an ask. It was just a little more than I had in me. So, one day, I asked God to show me what to do. He is really something. I love the way he orchestrates things.
A few weeks ago, one of my favorite blogs, The Inspired Room had a giveaway. It was for pieces of the new Daily Grace Collection at DaySpring. Since I don’t need anything, I usually don’t enter giveaways. But, Melissa’s table…set with lovely dinner and salad plates and accessories from the collection…was so sweet….I couldn’t resist. And you know I love seeing and creating pretty table settings, so I entered.
A short while later an email came to my inbox telling me I had won. How fun!! Immediately it came to mind that I could share my winnings with you. I mentioned it to Melissa and she encouraged me to ask the gentleman from DaySpring. And so I asked if I could choose some items for myself and have you choose some items as well and could they ship your choices to you? He said YES!
And the next best part!! This collection is all about gratefulness. It is a perfect giveaway for a blog that hosts a weekly get-together called Joy Day! where we each share seven things from our week that made our hearts grateful.
Yup! I love how God works these things out!
Here are all the details…
- First…I am a DaySpring affiliate. You’ve been seeing a DaySpring banner at the bottom of the posts here on the blog for some time. Click on the banner here…or below, and choose the item you’d like to receive, and leave a comment letting me know what it is, and how it would be meaningful to you or why you like it.
- Second…the other important details. This giveaway is only open to those with U.S. addresses (sorry). The giveaway will close on Tuesday, May 6, at 9:00 PM EDT. Two winners will be selected and contacted via email. You will have 48 hours to respond.
- Third…feel free to shop the link at DaySpring. All the Daily Grace items would be meaningful reminders in your home as well as thoughtful gifts. Actually feel free to shop everything at DaySpring. I will receive a small commission from your orders.
- Fourth…you will bless me when you share this giveaway on all your social media outlets.
Isn’t it fun to celebrate with a giveaway? Thanks so much for joining in the fun here on this second anniversary of An Extraordinary Day and regularly sharing in the discovery of living life fully and beautifully.
Our two giveaway winners are…
LuAnn Braley [Back Porchervations] & Debbie Saunders
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