A Giveaway! (my first ever)

So I thought it would be fun to start the new year out with a giveaway!!! Mostly for fun but also for a tangible way to say a {huge} thank you for reading my blog and following our journey. (I often have over 400 views a day, so even if you haven’t commented, just knowing that someone stopped in to read really blesses me!!) If this turns out well, I might just be doing giveaways more often!!

I am giving away a set of winter coasters and magnets I made specifically for this giveaway! If you want to win them, just read below!

To enter giveaway, simply comment telling me one New Years Resolution you have for 2011.

One of my New Years resolutions is to help my little family live a healthy lifestyle holistically.

On New Years Day I will be using Random Number Generator to decide the winner! Stay tuned!

Comment away friends/readers!

49 thoughts on “A Giveaway! (my first ever)

  1. Danielle says:

    so pretty Jami!!

    hmm, only 1 resolution?? :) – I guess it would have to be, to not just go through the motions of life but to live it to the fullest, leaving a legacy of Christs love, kindness, and mercy (even if just for my children) behind.


  2. Justine says:

    My 2011 resolution is to get healthier! To continue eating better and exercising more regularly. If I leave more than one resolution later do I get multiple chances to win – LOL (ps, I made these for Christmas for family and friends and got the idea from you! They loved them! Thanks for all your inspiration!) <3


  3. Sylvia says:

    My news year resolution is to allow God to heal relationships and restore hurts and live so I don’t fear loss. It may sound like a few, but its one big one. I’ll explain, haha.

    When I was growing up and found out I was adopted, I got very angry with life, family, everything. This last year, I lost my ex sister in law, and my grandpa. When Jen died, none of us knew she was sick. She has kidney failure from drinking. I started thinking about her life and how anger and resentment from my brother and her’s divorce had ruined our relationship. She needed a friend, I wasn’t that. Then when my Grandpa passed, I saw more of the same situations within my close knit family. Things I’d said to someone that hurt them. Things they had said to me.

    For the past few months, and honestly since Tiff, I have lived in this fear that someone else was going to die before I got to know them, or before our relationship “got better.” Or even that I wouldn’t get to say “goodbye.” I even developed a happy little anxiety disorder. I started getting scared of driving, or that my door wasn’t locked. I thought about death and loss to the point of it being crippling.

    So, this year, I am going to live like I have have been given gifts. Gift that I only got to keep a short while, but gifts none the less. I am going to stop being afraid of loss, I am going to love like Ive never lost, just said “see you later”, and I am going to war for the relationships I have now.


  4. Mari Quillen says:

    My new years resolution….to continue to see my daughter in Heaven, change the world here….and to love and find true joy again…and to really laugh.

    cheers to little girls who change the world!


  5. Miranda says:

    Your things are always darling. I would do about anything to snatch one of your creations :)

    I dont know you personally but I know you through my dearest friend Tasha. We were going to send you care packages While you were Pregnant with Baby Eisley And I never did end up sending you a package. Im sorry about that. I love being crafty and I was excited to send you many of my own creations, knowing how talented you are to begin with. I feel blessed to know your life and your story.

    So My new years resolution is to simply be a better person and love. No matter what. I was diagnosed with stage 3C Ovarian Cancer almost 3 years ago. I was 21 at the time. I cant have my own children.. but my greatest passion has always been to adopt. I now know why. Losing something isnt easy. but God always knows best. God only has the best intension’s for us… so i try not to ask ‘why’ when things such a these, happen. But there is still hurt. I was blessed to keep my life… So im fighting to live on with my mission. But im not that great at it. Im getting married in less then a month and I feel nothing but a new fresh start in my life.

    Youre a strong women, and im encouraged by you and your heart. This really has nothing to do with this certain craft {Ive just always wanted to speak with you :)} So bless you dear one… and your family. Shine bright… always. Just Love.



  6. Teri says:

    Ooo! How darling! I love them and I would love to have them sitting on my coffee table! :)

    One of my New Year’s resolutions is to take at least one picture a day and post those pictures to my blog on a weekly basis.

    As always love, (((hugs))), and prayers!


  7. Lyndsay says:

    They’re so pretty!!
    One of my New Year’s Resolutions…. to be more assertive. To stand up for myself and not let myself get bullied. (I wish it something more fun like – bake more cookies! or spend more time with my girlfriends!)


  8. Nynke Arends says:

    I guess i could say i will quit smoking, but u know me, i will never do that…(at least not now ;) ) So maybe this is gonna be my Resolution: to get some dreams about the futere and start working on making them come true, even when hard times tell me i will never get there. I will.

    And something more easy: keep my bedroom nice and clean en not throw all my clothes on the floor every night.

    And drink less. Naaah, i wouldn’t do that either.

    Thats it,




  9. Brandi says:

    So sweet Jami!!

    One of my resolutions for 2011 is to listen and be respective to change and ideas. Since embarking on this path i’m on, i’ve learned alot about myself, but not others. I want to be a good strong listener and friend. And if things need to change, then so be it. Life is a dance… learn as you grow. :) <3


  10. KatieM says:

    Ooohhh. I love those coasters! So pretty.

    I would like my resolution to be lose weight. Pretty normal, I guess. Or maybe just maintain my current weight.


  11. Ariel says:

    Hey Jami,

    Love the give away! :) I usually don’t make new years resolutions because it seems no one ever keeps them. I think for this year though my goal would be to find something that I can use as an outlet to help reduce stress and anxiety and to help recharge my batteries. I think this will be the gym and working out…I’ve been a couple times in the last weeks and it is fun! I love the accomplishment of running just a little bit further on the treadmill without stopping. And the leg machines are just awesome! :)


  12. Jess A. says:

    I love it!!
    One new years resolution is to keep up having good quiet times!! I can be lazy and I want to be disciplined in this area!!

    You are amazing and I love you!!!!!


  13. EFotiou says:

    My new years resolution, GO ORGANIC. The real goal I have is to start slowly with most of the things we eat, I’ll be shopping at a natural market for our groceries. Then start incorporating more expensive things like detergents and diapers and working up to natural fabrics etc. I’m so excited about it. I’ve been wanting to for a long time but it’s just so darn expensive….


  14. Katie says:

    My number 1 goal for 2011 is to get back to running as soon as possible after the baby is born. I want to run a 5 k and a 10 k in 2011. Can I do it? Oh I sure hope so!!!


  15. Angie says:

    I read daily & follow you on twitter but this is my first comment! My New Year’s resolution is to learn my camera! I’ve had my rebel for a year now & still mainly shoot in auto!


  16. Chey says:

    My New Year’s Resolution is to make great strides in understanding lifes priorities…and choosing to put those things in the right place. Making time for God beyond crisis management…figuring out how to show Him He’s my all. My family has never really come first and I want to figure out how to do that from afar. And I let busy-ness come before being there for my friends like I want to. I want to put first things first.

    And my other New Years Resolution is to win those coasters because they are SO cute. Help my dream come true, James ;)


  17. Karley says:

    These are so cute! My new years resolution is to keep up with my housework regularly! I usually do well and keep up with things for a couple weeks or so then I have a lazy day or two and everything gets out of control again! Here’s hoping…


  18. Danna Fink says:

    Beautiful work as always, Jami. One of my NYR’s…to journal more. I love to write and don’t do it often enough. I want to do some more poetry (mostly haiku) and continue work on my novel. However, daily journaling is what jump-starts my creativity.


  19. Lisa says:

    Found your blog the other day & enjoy reading about your life – thank you for sharing your most personal moments.

    Anyway, my news years resolution is an hour a day…at the sewing machine. I can accomplish so much more if I do at least an hour a day.

    Thanks for hosting…really lovely gift.


  20. Kristina says:

    One of my New Year resolutions is to try to walk at least a mile a day during the weekdays. I recently had major surgery on my spine and this is one area that would really help in my recovery and preparing me for my second surgery that is needed on my spine. I have been praying for you and your family and I will continue to as this year comes to an end and we start a new one.


  21. Becca says:

    I haven’t had time to think about any NYR’s for 2011. So after some thought I have decided that my NYR is to not let the business of life bring me down, and do things that bring me life such as crafting, encouraging others, and simply blessing others.

    (ps – you are always inspiring me to think putside the box and expand my crafting abilities in practical/low budget ways. You are a blessing to so many people!)


  22. Mary says:

    Beautiful Jami, you are so creatively gorgeous.

    my challenge for this new year is to be fully obedient no matter the cost. and doing that one step at a time, leaving the anxiety at the door.

    i’m going back to school for my masters to do counseling with God’s help. so those little steps of obedience, are oh so important.



  23. amyekelly says:

    One of my resolutions is to be more intentional in my relationships with others…especially with those who don’t know Christ.

    ps- i just LOVE your blog, jami:)


  24. Jenni says:

    One of my New Year’s resolutions is to forgive someone I loved very much for making choices that hurt me deeply. I want this more than anything, I work toward it every day, and I can’t possibly do it without God’s loving help.


  25. Tanya Hollis says:

    One New Year’s resolution… lose the 5 pounds I gained the past year! Other goals… memorize the “Who Am I in Christ” scriptures…. to guard my heart and my mind against untruths!


  26. Lesley says:

    My goal is to get better at housework. I have a wonderful husband who does more than his fair share … but it’s time I got better at it :)
    We have been praying for your family during nighttime prayers with our baby since September when we heard of your journey on a mutual friend’s Facebook page. Wishing you peace and joy for 2011.


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