"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kindness Giveaway

As I talked about last week, I am going to be doing a different kind of giveaway and I will continue it this week. It is so easy to forget the value of giving to others because life gets in the way, especially as moms! Some days, the only little person I see all day is my daughter! So in an effort to give back some people around the blogosphere are doing all kinds of fun things like mystery giveaways and "not-so-random" acts of kindness. Giving doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming and I intend to prove it!

Here's how it'll work: Enter the giveaway (details below) and I'll contact you about your mailing address. Then, sometime in the next while (say within a year) I will randomly send you something fun in the mail. I won't say what: it could be chocolate, giftcards, some homemade cards or gifts, some coupons, or products from my stockpile, etc. It could be next week or in a few months. It'll be like a surprise on your birthday! Perhaps I'll do some posts about what comes out of this so that everyone can see how easy it is to bless someone else and make their day. When you receive your mystery "prize" just stop by and let me know how you liked it, if it blessed you, etc. All I ask is that you consider how you too can be a blessing to others through simple giving and thoughfulness and feel free to leave your comments and advice on how to do so.

All you have to do to enter is to leave your name and email in a comment on this post. (If you entered last week, don't worry, I already have your info kept!) Tell me a little about yourself (your likes and dislikes, children, hobbies, do you have a weakness for chocolate, do you love to coupon, etc) so I can know more about the awesome people around the blogosphere and have a better idea of what to giveaway. Let me know how you are going to bless others around you and your ideas and experiences for frugal giving. Thanks!


The Sleepy Dreamer on March 18, 2009 at 11:03 PM said...

Leah lnb0691@aol.com Like fiber one oats and peanut butter bars.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome. I am a christian mom of one 17 yr old son. I am blessed with a good husband. I love to garden and read. This is the best give-away I have seen.


N. VanDervort on March 19, 2009 at 9:27 AM said...

I have an extreme weakness for chocolate. I love couponing and have inspired several family members and friends to do the same. I am a teacher, mom, and wife.

Lisa on March 19, 2009 at 11:27 AM said...

What a fabulous idea! This will truly bless several people!

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely idea.
I'm gluten-free, love peanut butter, reading, music, playing outdoors with my family, playing the Walgreens/CVS game...the list could go on forever.

I do random care packages to family members...usually including the freebies I get that contain gluten and books.

one18fiftee (at) aol (dot)com

Jennifer on March 19, 2009 at 8:22 PM said...

How nice :) I am a 26yo married woman, no children and since my husband and I are both new doctors (read: poor and full of student loans ha), I have started couponing! I love to try new products, and it's fun to "learn the game!"

Anonymous said...

My name is jennie and I love the Lord. I am a 27 year old mom of 5 (ages 12-4). I love to read, play games with the kids, quilt, embroider, and we love christian music and christian kids films.

I love the idea of this "giveaway! great job!

livingmyhappilyeverafter at yahoo

StarryGrrl on March 19, 2009 at 10:55 PM said...

Very nice of you! I am a 30 year old mother of one child who is almost 8 months old. I have a wonderful husband who works hard so I can stay home with the baby. I love christian music, coupons and of course, chocolate. =)


JACKIE14095 on March 19, 2009 at 11:01 PM said...


meddlingkidd on March 20, 2009 at 12:05 AM said...

What a cool giveaway! I am a wife, and mother to my 4 year old daughter. I love cooking/baking, photography,chocolate (of course!) and I'm just starting to learn to do the CVS thing. This is a great idea for a giveaway :)!

meddlingkidd [at] aol.com

Ellie on March 20, 2009 at 12:19 AM said...

I love coffee! I love my husband and God, too. Not at all in that order, though! :)


Anonymous said...

I'm a 23-year-old Canadian who loves knitting, baking, chocolate, hiking, and reading. I avoid synthetic fragrances because they can cause migraines for me.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Algebra Teacher on March 20, 2009 at 4:41 PM said...

I'm excited to possibly receive something from you when I least expect it. What a fabulous idea! You can email me through my blog at http://grocerysavingsforrealfamilies.blogspot.com.

Thanks again. I look forward to reading more from you.

jotter on March 21, 2009 at 6:45 PM said...

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Brea's Mommy on March 21, 2009 at 10:55 PM said...

Great giveaway! I am a single mom of a beautiful 18 month old girl. She is my world and of course I love chocolate!

christin on March 23, 2009 at 10:49 AM said...

This is such a neat idea! I am a SAHM to a 3 yr old and a 5 month old and wife to a wonderful husband. I love to coupon and find great deals...anything to stretch a buck:) I also love to share my "stockpile" with family friends and the local serving center...thanks for the chance to be a part of something so awesome!

Pat said...

What a fun mystery giveaway! I like mints, using coupons, reading and getting gift cards.
pkildow at gmail dot com

D. Postma said...

What a great idea! I am a Christian Mom of two children 8 and 9 years old. I love running and reading books.

rebecca on March 24, 2009 at 8:19 PM said...

Lovely. I have an almost one year old son who is the light of my life. I also have a wonderful husband who is my gardening buddy! I love to read and drink tea and eat chocolate!

gitrecca at gmail dot com

Beth on March 24, 2009 at 8:20 PM said...

How fun! I'm a mom to a wonderful 5 month old. My little family travels for the Bible Revival Evangelistic Team. We see the country and travel with our house hooked up to the back of our truck. I love Wisconsin. (my home) I love candy. Sweet, sour, chewy...I have a sweet tooth! anyways...Please check out my blog if you get a chance! Thanks!

Carlsonfamily19 on March 24, 2009 at 8:37 PM said...

Wow what an AWESOME giveaway!!! My name is Mandi, I'm an army wife and I have 2 beautiful little girls names Chavelle (4) and Liberty (12 weeks). I love the color pink, and anything camoflauge. I'm new to blogging but I hope to get my blog lookin real good soon! Good to meet you!

the perpetual optimist on March 24, 2009 at 8:44 PM said...

What an awesome idea! I am a homeschool mom to 2 boys, 14 and 8. I love couponing, finding great deals, reading blogs, crafts, photography, all that good stuff.

Mommy's Home!! on March 24, 2009 at 9:15 PM said...

What a great idea! I am a Christian mom of two children and have one due in May. I am a coupon-loving mommy! I love to garden and feeding/watching birds. I have many allegies so most bath/beauty products and many foods are no-nos for me. I enjoy the simple things in life.

Recently I have been going to our local Freecycle group (through Yahoo Groups) to see if anyone is posting a need for something I may have and can give them for free. I also am always on the look-out for free items (from coupons and drugstore specials) that others I know may be able to use and pass them along as I get them.

Ashley on March 24, 2009 at 9:49 PM said...

Wow...you are so generous.

My name is Ashley and I'm currently a senior in college studying creative writing. I plan on becoming a high school english teacher. I'm engaged to a wonderful man who is working on getting into med school and we're currently planning a March 2010 wedding. To save up for the wedding, I'm doing as much couponing as I possibly can because weddings are expensive!

Andrew-n-Hannah on March 24, 2009 at 10:14 PM said...

What a neat giveaway!

I am a stay at home mom to a little girl, i love coffee and white chocolate, and am a coupon junkie!

mama2chastity at gmail dot com

Laurie on March 24, 2009 at 10:34 PM said...

Wow - this is so nice. I'm a mom to three and a grandma to a gorgeous, precious little boy. I love to take pictures of my grandson, love to watch baseball and I love to crochet. I like to make slippers for people. prov3v5n6 at gmail dot com. Thank you!

carole said...

This is so FUN!! What a fabulous idea! Hopefully others will catch on and follow suit! :-)
Well, I am a homeschool mom to 3 (2 girls, preteens, and (1) 8 y/o allllll boyyyyyyyy!). I do love couponing and a great deal, but I realllly love nuts and even better, chocolate with nuts!!
we have a blueberry farm, so i love anything blueberry, too!
Thanks again, and bless you!!

carole said...

oops! my email!
duckbooks at people pc dot com

Heather on March 24, 2009 at 11:36 PM said...

What a great idea for a giveaway!! I love it! Great blog!


Buki Family on March 25, 2009 at 12:29 AM said...

Wow. this is cool. im a christian mom of a 13 month old son and a wife of a hard working husband. i like to read, to save, and my family.
check out my blog to 'learn about me'.
sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

hb_carebear_07 on March 25, 2009 at 12:35 AM said...

You are great for doing this! What a wonderful idea. I am Heather a 24 year old college student. No children yet but hopes of one in the next few years. I like post-it notes and art.


blp3 on March 25, 2009 at 4:36 AM said...

I love it. I am a retired Army wife now disabled and a grandma of 3. I love my computer, but don't know how to set up a blog or I would do it. Thanks for the party.

Z on March 25, 2009 at 10:41 AM said...

This is the most wonderful giveaway I've seen so far! :)

I have two daughters, 3 and 7 years old, who - like myself - love getting surprises in the mail. :)

Thank you!
zoechkin [at] gmail [dot] com

Tamara B. on March 25, 2009 at 10:50 AM said...

Hopping over form the big blog party. I am a SAHM of four children two of them are grown and gone from the house. Still have two tweens at home who drive me crazy with their bickering. I love visiting blogs and meeting other wonderful people. My weakness is a nice bag of plain Lays chips.

momofgandj on March 25, 2009 at 7:12 PM said...

How Awesome this giveaway is! I love surprises! I am a stay-at-home mom of two. (5 and 3)

Thanks for the chance to be surprised!

Gods Blessings on you and your family!!


Jeeka on March 25, 2009 at 7:56 PM said...

I'm Jessica Whited. I am a wife of 11 years and a mother of 4 boys. We are trying to raise the boys with Christian values and in the church. I love to coupon, I love chocolate, and I love to pass on blessings! Thank you for being a blessing to many through your blog.

Jessica Whited

Heather on March 26, 2009 at 1:59 AM said...

This is SUCH a cool idea! I really love sending people care packages - but I'm never sure if they like getting them. I have a 15-mo old little guy and another little boy due in 3 months. I love sewing and papercrafts and getting handmade items. Couponing is my other hobby/part-time job. And I should be asleep - pregnancy insomnia!

augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sharon on March 26, 2009 at 9:54 AM said...

I am a huge chocoholic....but am entering a 12 step program...
I love to digital scrap, I am learning to sew...and I wish I had time to coupon. I work full-time out of home and when I get home I have to do My second job as mom. I have a 7 and 9 year old...girl/boy respectivly. This is such a great idea...just make sure to include your blog info when you send the packages.....especially if it is several months from now for everyone....we might have forgotten that we signed up for this. Again Thanks!

KCShipe on March 31, 2009 at 12:37 PM said...

This is the coolest giveaway I've ever seen! I may steal the idea from you later when I actually have people reading my blog :)
I am a Christian wife to the best husband in the world and mom to two sweet little boys. I love to crochet, coupon, and host playdates! Now I'm off to browse your blog and find out more about you!

MSM on April 1, 2009 at 7:22 PM said...

This is a brilliant and generous idea!

I am a married Christian mom of 3 and grandmother (GiGi) to Charlotte.

I like books, coffee, organic food, photography, music, crafting, and new to me - gardening. Do women even have to specify that they like chocolate? :)

I 'hate' donuts and summer (the heat).

Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!

Kyle and Rachel on April 1, 2009 at 7:24 PM said...

Wow this is a great idea! You are very kind. I am a SAHM to one beautiful 7 month old baby girl. My husband is currently going to seminary and working so that I can be a homemaker. I love taking care of my little family and growing in my faith.


Rhonda on April 1, 2009 at 7:24 PM said...

I love this! What a great idea!!! I am a christian mom of 3 boys. I love to take pictures, crafts, homemade things, chocolate. I am easy to please. I love getting things in the mail...always have. What a treat!!!

I would like to do this for my followers someday! Thanks!

Rhonda on April 1, 2009 at 7:27 PM said...

I forgot to leave my e-mail...here it is. Thanks, Rhonda

Probably the previous post is mine. "easy to please" in it.

Tammy said...

This is an amazing giveaway.

My name is Tammy, and I am a Christian wife who is 37 with a wonderful husband, 2 year old son and we are in the process of trying to adopt our second child.

And we live in the midwest.

I love to scrapbook, cook, read, etc.

Tammy F. justscrapbooking@att.net

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Your idea rocks! I would be happy simply if you sent me a LIST of what you are mailing to everyone! What a wonderful idea. I am a Christian military wife, and would love to send little things every day, especially to those in harms way. God Bless you for this!


Anonymous said...

This is great! I am a mom of two boys who are very active. I love to read and chocolate.
Marie (mmmdiaz@cox.net)

Holly S. on April 2, 2009 at 10:42 AM said...

This is fantastic! I am a stay-at-home mom of a 4yr old and a 1 1/2 yr old. I am also a candy-aholic. I am new to the whole couponing and blogging world.


Together We Save on April 2, 2009 at 12:20 PM said...

I love my family, chocolate, and saving money. This is a great idea.


Marla and Rob on April 2, 2009 at 1:15 PM said...

I'm a Christian and a stay at home mommy of twin 1year old boys!! I love coffee, chocolate, and a good deal. Thanks for the giveaway.


Denise on April 2, 2009 at 3:39 PM said...

What a lovely idea. It's so great to be able to think outside the box. As you are a blessing to others, you will be blessed. I'm Denise, a Christian wife, mom, and mamaw. I love to coupon, love coffee, candles, healthy living, and black licorice! I'm enjoying reading your blogs. I've been giving away free stuff on freecycle.com, but love your idea of randomness. Bless you!
revsurfin (at) g mail (dot)com

SpiveyTales on April 3, 2009 at 9:46 AM said...

Wow! So fun! I am a daughter of Christ, wife of a wonderful man, and mother to 2 kids - a girl (2.5) and a boy (just turned 1 this week!) I love chocolate, scrapbooking, singing, and want to learn to sew. I've only been couponing for about 3 months...but I'm hooked! Thanks!
mel_whoop99 at hotmail dot com

Rebekah on April 3, 2009 at 6:28 PM said...

What an amazing woman you are! I am a 26 year old wife and mother of 2 children (son-2, daughter-1). I am also one frugal christian mama---and praying that the Lord will lead us during this difficult economic time. I have a weakness for dark chocolate and mochas (there's the chocolate again ;D). Thank you for blessing us, it is a wonderful thing!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi I think this is very sweet! I'm Chris and my email addy is kelix333 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Anonymous said...

I am 49 and homebound due toBirth Issues. I was productive in the work force for many years. However in the past years my health declined. I depend on others to shop for me, take me to the doctor etc. Becoming homebound was difficult. I could not serve the Lord as I had done in the past. The Lord gave me enlightment and showed me I could serve him being homebound. I started a Prayer Ministry. I can serve the Lord as a Prayer Partner. I have been blessed greater than when I was not homebound. Never limit God or yourself regardless your circumstances. When you do, you miss life's greatest blessings. I love the Lord and Love serving Him. I have great support from my wonderful parents, brother and church family.Praise the Lord!

Zimmersgirl on October 5, 2009 at 12:19 PM said...

What an wonderful, cheerful giveaway! Love RAOKs and I hope the Lord blesses you through your giving!

MarionG on November 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM said...

Hi. What a great idea. I'm a single mom of three with my youngest teenage daughter diagnosed with ADHD. I am the president of my church's women's group so am involved with many various fundraising events for various charities. I also volunteer for another denomination that does a free thrift store for the poor in my home town. polo-puppy-fluffyAThotmail *dot* com I have never heard of anyone doing anything like this on a blog. God bless.


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