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My Gratitude Giveaway!

Melody at Blossoming Joy had a great idea to host a Gratitude Giveaway, well I have decided to join her in hosting a Gratitude Giveaway. 

I feel as if I have so much to be thankful for and the items that I have choosen for the giveaway are a reflection of the blessings in my life and the things that have helped me to grow spitiually and physically as well.

1.  One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voaskamp
Have you seen my lists of a thousnad gifts on my blog?  Well, they orginate from Ann's blog A Holy Expereince.  And this book is about how giving thanks and finding the gifts in each moment can affect your life and your relationship with God.  This book and listing the gifts in the moment has really helped me to become so much more thankful and happier.  It is a must read book!  I loved this book and would love to share it with one of you!


2. Lena, at JOYfilled Family blog, and soon to be Esty shop of JOYfilled Creations (do not worry, I will let you all know as soon as it opens!), has graciously designed and made a glass tile necklace for one of you readers.  Since running has been such a big part of my life lately and has been so intertwined with my spiritual journey, Lena made this great "RUN" necklace:
                                      

The tile comes on a silver plated bead chain and will be placed in a gift bag just for you!
Please go to Lena's blog to see more of her beautiful tile necklace creations here and here and here!


3. And finally,
The "Hail Marys aren't just for football" wicking t-shirt!  This shirt was designed by a great bunch of women and they even have a new one coming out soon too!  Mama's Moving with Mary is an inspirational group of women and proceeds from the sales of the shirts goes to the Run the Race Club.  I gave a full review of the shirt and the Mamas' mission here.




I love this shirt so much that I wore it for my first marathon!  And I got several compliments on it from other runners!


To enter:
(1) Leave a comment on this post stating which of the items you would like to win.  You may choose one, two, or all three!  Remember, you do not have to have a blog to enter, just leave a way for me to get in touch with you if you do win.

Extra entries:
(2) Follow my blog
(3) Spread the news of this giveaway!  You can Facebook it, Tweet, or Blog about it! (You can use the lovely little buttons at the bottom of the post to do that!)  You can get one entry for each way you spread the news, which means you have three extra chances right here!


The giveaway will end Friday April 29, 2011 at midnight (because Holy Week and Easter are in there).  If you win one of the items, you will not be entered to win another, that way I can spread the love a little more!

Good Luck!

Comments

  1. I have been looking at the book for a bit now. It has been on my wish list for some time too.

    All the items are great but the first the book is what I have been wishing for.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  2. i wish you lived closer. i could use a training partner. :)

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  3. Katie, it would be a joy to win any of the three items! Especially the book or the Hail Mary T-Shirt. As a mother of five children, I need to be reminded to find the gift in every moment (it's hard to find that when you're changing a soiled diaper). The T-shirt is just awesome, I often pray the Rosary while running or biking. Thank you for the chance to win and Blessings to you and your beautiful family.

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  4. I have been subscribed to your blog with Google reader for about a year now, but officially clicked that "Follow" button this morning. :)

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  5. I posted a pic of the T-shirt and a blurb about a chance to win it on Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/pin/13937515/

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  6. I tweeted about your giveaway too! :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/lynning/status/58855814017990656

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  7. I would love the necklace. Maybe it could say "Trust" because that's a daily reminder I need :)

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  8. Oh I soo WANT that shirt!! AWESOME!

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  9. I would love the book. I have heard so much about it!

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  10. I LOVE the RUN tile necklace ... and would love to wear it.

    btw ... I remember seeing that shirt at Garden Spot :)

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  11. What a great idea! I would love to win any of these, but especially the shirt.

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  12. I would love to win the necklace, its adorable

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  13. I would love to win the t-shirt...thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. The book was wonderful. I read it after I saw your lists of things your thankful for. My mom keeps a gratitude journal and now I finally "get it"! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  15. What a blessing it has been to read from Ann's blog everyday. God dreams in pictures and lives it fully in His Word. Having a "touchable" copy of One Thousand Gifts would produce much needed fruit in our hands.

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