That Post Where I Give Away Some Fun Stuff

Hi, friends!

In honor of my sweet friend, Holley, and the fact that her new book is officially releasing tomorrow, I’m doing a giveaway.

P.S. I’m a total gift-giver, and I haven’t done nearly enough giveaways in this space, so this is perfect!

So, first up, I’m so excited about her new book, You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has For You. I got an advance copy of it because I’m part of the Dream Team, and I’ve been happily burying my nose in it during the past two weeks. I’m not quite finished yet, so the review will come later, but let me just say…

Friends, you want to read this book.

Holley writes with Truth and beauty, and I finish every chapter knowing I need to stop and process and reflect…but I also fight the urge to keep reading because it honestly feels like she’s sitting down to have coffee with me every time I open the pages.

So, I’m giving one of you a copy of her new book.


Oh, and because I really love you all, I’m throwing in a couple extras, too…

Some chocolate. My very favorite chocolate.

And a $10 Starbucks gift card.

A good book + chocolate + coffee = some perfect time spent, in my opinion. :)

To enter…

1. Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear about your God-Sized dream if you’ve got one. If not, feel free to tell me about the weather, your favorite kind of chocolate, or you can give me your opinion on whether or not you think I should add a few streaks of dark blue to my hair. (‘Cause I’m totally thinking about it. ;))

2. Share this post on Facebook. (And come back and leave me another comment.)

3. And I’ve gotta be honest here…I don’t use Twitter like I should. But if you tweet this link, hop back over and leave me another comment, and I’ll give you another entry. (And you can follow me @barefootmel if you don’t already. ;))

Contest ends Saturday night/Sunday morning at midnight, CST. (I never know what day that actually is…hope that’s specific enough! :)) And U.S. residents only…sorry. Someday I’ll do an international giveaway!

I’ll announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck! And what are you waiting for? Enter!

And thanks for stopping by, friends! :)


A Giveaway I’d Love to Win!

So I haven’t done much linking to other blogs yet…but this one is defin itely worth


My friend Londa is doing a giveaway on her blog that I really, really want to win!

So you

should totally hop on over there and read about it, just so you can have a chance to win you can be informed.


The giveaway is actually through the ETSY shop, Pink Dreams of Mine. Jessica makes THE cutest flower pillows I’ve ever seen in my life and some pretty stinkin’ adorable dresses, too.

Definitely worth checking out!

And I’ll forgive you if you enter the giveaway…because I seriously don’t blame you.

(I’m just selfish and I want to win! :D)

How cute are her creations?! Head on over there and check them out!


And the Winner is…

Drumroll, please…

Sarah Sobbing!

Sarah, I’ll be sending you an e-mail to get

your mailing address.

Congrats! :)

So I seriously loved doing a giveaway just to hear the blessings going on in your lives.

So cool.

I would do one every day if

I could afford the postage. :)

Thanks for reading and entering my very first giveaway.

And from looking at my purse closet again today, I can almost assure you that there will be more giveaways in the future!

Blessings and have a great weekend!


My First Giveaway!

I am so excited to do a giveaway!

So, here’s the little story behind this first one.

I sort of came home from

Indonesia with A LOT of bags and purses. I didn’t know how many I actually had until I unpacked and hung them all in my purse closet.

Yes, I have a purse closet.

(You should come over and see it…it’ s very cool.

And very…ahem…full.)

Most of them I’ve never used…I just picked them up here and there whenever we went on

a trip or I found a cute one.

So, in an effort to help myself get rid of some things and to spread some Indo-love, I am giving away one of my bags.

Th is one

is a be

ach bag from Bali.

I love it…but don’t worry, I have more. :)

You can fit just about anything in it…I even have one like it that I’ve used for a diaper bag, and it actually holds everything I need!

(I’ve never found an actual diaper bag that can accomplish that feat.)

So, here’s how to enter…it’s simple.

Leave me a comment on this blog and tell me a blessing God has given you recently.

Big or small, just share a blessing!

(Oh, and for those of you commenting for the first time…don’t worry if your comment doesn’ t show up righ

t away. I have to approve it first…then, once you’ve been approved, you can comment anytime.)

On Friday I’ll randomly choose a winner!

Please enter! And selfishly, I’m curious how many people actually read my blog…so this might help give me an idea. :)

Happy commenting…and good luck!