Wednesday, April 28, 2010

*She Sparkles* Celebration & Family Fun Giveaway!

Today we continue a 10 day *She Sparkles* 1st Anniversary CELEBRATION with giveaways of my favorite things! Woo Hoo!!

We kicked off the Celebration with a Starbucks giveaway (of course)! I'm pleased to announce more winners today.....I'll be sending the 5 CD Worship package to Meredith Mulder, Lora Grabow, & Julie Richardson! (Once again, a huge note to Tom Brown from Provident Music for donating all of the great CD's)!

For today, I have another favorite item to GIVEAWAY! As you know, I love to celebrate! I enjoy helping make ordinary days "extraordinary" for my family and friends. It's not uncommon for me to create a "Monday Fun~Day" or "Fantastic Friday Fun Night" for my kids and their friends.

We also like to "mark special moments" throughout the year. Holidays like Groundhogs Day and St. Patricks Day and yes, even May Day are celebrated at our home! (May Day is this Saturday, May 1! For ideas, click here).

Years ago, I came across a book that gave me lots of creative ideas and activities. My kids were ages 1, 2, 3, & 10 ~ so I was desperate for easy, inexpensive ways to bring *joy* to our days, and create some family fun moments.

And then I came across....

From the first moment I opened Making Ordinary Days Extraordinary by Gloria Gaither & Shirley Dobson, my creative wheels started spinning! God really used this book to inspire and motivate me! And this week I'd like to GIVEWAY a copy to a special *She Sparkles* friend!!

To win my Giveaway: Please leave a comment in the comment section answering the following questions:

What's one of your favorite family memories?

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RULES: Starts today, Wednesday, April 28th and ends Saturday, May 1st at 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my blog on Monday, May 3rd.

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Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*!! Have an *extraordinary* day filled with much joy, love, & laughter!!

P.S. My hope is to always be "real" at *She Sparkles*, so I feel that I should mention my family has been faced with an unexpected, very serious challenge. I hope to share more in the next few weeks ~ but please know, any prayers on our behalf would be much appreciated! I'm believing God to reveal Himself to us BIG TIME during this difficult season...and am committed to not losing my joy along the way (but it's not going to be easy!)

God is faithful, abundant, and true ~ of this I am sure!! I'm clinging to His promises now more than ever!

The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower, the righteous run to it and are safe! ~ Proverbs 18:10


Lisa Smith said...

One of my favorite memories is watching the children unwrap baby Jesus Christmas morning as we read the Christmas story.

I am praying for you dear sister.

Anonymous said...

Cindy, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I'm so sorry for whatever is burdening you. I love Psalm 55:22 "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall."
A favorite memory . . . beach vacation with my inlaws - so much more precious since my father-in-law is in heaven now (waiting for us to join him!).
Love and prayers, Jenny C. email at

Renee said...

So many of my ideas have come from you Cindy! I so appreciate how creative you are, and then you pass it along to people like me :). One of my favorite traditions is in Feb we cut out hearts, and each day (almost) we add a vs about love, Gods love for us, loving others, etc. By the end of the month our slider is filled with Truth. We also add hearts with kind and loving things we have caught each other doing throughout the month.
Praying for you Friend. Coffee soon???

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite memories is every year we would read Luke chapter 2 on Christmas eve at my grandparents in North Carolina. They have been gone for many years now, but my son and I carry on the tradition. Love to you and your family dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. h and j.d.

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