A Revelation and A Giveaway

Sunday, November 11, 2007 38 Comments A+ a-

I had a glorious revelation today! This past week, a purely stressful week by anyone's standards, was my last week of full time employment. Oh the bliss just writing that sentence brings to me, you cannot imagine. This week I will only be working four days, as I have Veterans Day off. Then during the week of Thanksgiving, I will only be working a day and a half. And finally... at long last, I start working part-time. I cannot believe this time has arrived, and I'm cherishing the thought of having mornings with my babies!

And so, ladies, in celebration of this long-awaited goal of my life, I'm doing a giveaway. The idea first came to me when my boss finally said yes, and I've tossed and turned over what to give away. First I thought of hiring a maid-for-a-day for the lucky winner, but then I realized how pricey that could get. And quite frankly, we're not made of money. Then I thought about putting together some kind of cooking package, but that felt a little hypocritical since I don't enjoy cooking myself. And then I thought of decorating for the holidays and I got all giddy. And so ladies, without further ado, this is a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to either Hobby Lobby or Michael's (winner's choice) for one lucky person.


Please leave a comment for this post by the end of the day on Friday, November 16th and I'll announce the winner on Sunday, November 18th. Please also leave a way for me to get in touch with you. Good luck to everyone!

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Liberty
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10:57 PM delete

I'm so happy for you! Being at home is going to bring its own challenges but it is worth the blessing you get in return! :)

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Amazing Racer
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11:45 PM delete

Yay for going part-time! I'm so excited for your mornings with your two cuties!

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Lesha
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4:00 AM delete

That's great. I agree with Liberty. :)

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6:09 AM delete

How wonderful! Congratulations on going part-time and getting that extra time with your babies!

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Just Me
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7:44 AM delete

Yay for you! I'm in! Put my name in the hat - (although I never win these things - haha)

You have my email!

Much love!

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Christina
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8:01 AM delete

YEAH for going PT!!! I am all for being home!
I just stumbled on your blog this morning. Yeah me...
Please enter me in your fun giveaway!

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Sarah
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Oh you sweet, generous thing you! Count me in! And a million congrats on going part time, I'm so proud of you and praising the Lord for His provision! He'll keep guiding your steps and providing at every turn, just keep looking up!
Love you!
Sarah
p.s. cute poem below by the way:)

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proud parents
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Congratulations on going part-time! What a great idea for a giveaway. I love decorating for Christmas! I never win these things either, but you can get in touch with me through my blog. Enjoy the extra time with your babies!!

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Org Junkie
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10:07 AM delete

I am just so excited for you Jenn!!! I love the banner you did, very pretty!

Laura

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Amy
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10:43 AM delete

What a great way to celebrate! And this is a good week, Jenn...so good! I'm so happy for you and your family! love you...amy

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10:44 AM delete

How wonderful that you're going part-time! I know you've been wanting this for a long time. And you're so generous to do a giveaway! I'm anxious to decorate for Christmas this year!!

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Julie
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I'm so happy for you and your babies being together for the mornings!! God is good! I am a regular reader of your blog, and I'm always blessed by it. This giveaway is so sweet of you, and very generous - please count me in! You can reach me by email at jewels0330@hotmail.com - if by the slim chance my name is drawn :) It's fun to try! Thanks! ~Julie

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12:08 PM delete

Jenn!!! You are TOO cute! Having a giveaway in honor of yourself! I think we should be celebrating you by showering YOU with gifts!

Cute idea, hope I win!

Stace

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Holly M.
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12:33 PM delete

Yay Jenn!! I am regular reader to your blog and a lurker!

Please enter me into your contest... I am hollymcj@shaw.ca

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Christina
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1:23 PM delete

YEAH!!!! That's awesome!!!!!! :-)

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Liz
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1:34 PM delete

Oh yea, part time right around the corner! I am so very excited for you.

What a fun idea to celebrate. You are very sweet. Please count me in! :)

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Amy
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1:47 PM delete

Congrats on your new part time status. How very exciting for you. Oh, Michaels or Hobby Lobby, that's a tough one. I'll shoot for Hobby Lobby!

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Mama
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3:02 PM delete

Oh please draw my name!!!!!!! Right now I am cleaning up kids with stomach flu but the Christmas decorating has begun!!!

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Jenn
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3:14 PM delete

Yeah for working part time. I do it and it's the best. Right now I'm on my 4th of 5 days off. Work for 2 and then another 3 off. It's the best...

Jenn

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Paula
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4:04 PM delete

yes! I would love to join in.

Congrats! isn't God so gracious!!

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5:36 PM delete

Just thinking about the Christmas decorations at Hobby Lobby got me all worked up. I am so glad that things are working out for you to go part time. What an answer to prayer.

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7:21 PM delete

I LOVE IT! Hallelujah the day has finally come!!!!!!!! I can't wait to hear about some sweet time with those amazing babies. Aubrey just started separation anxiety a little bit.....weird! Love you and Hope I win!
Kris

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Melody
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First of all, CONGRATULATIONS for getting through last week and your job status change. Praise God for such an awesome blessing to your family. Enjoy every second of those mornings with your children.

And what a great idea for a giveaway. It's very generous of you to give us all an opportunity to win. Regardless of the outcome, thanks for the chance.

Blessings,
~*Melody*~
hibiscus_ballerina@yahoo.com

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Jennisa
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Jenn! I'm SOOOOOO happy that this time has finally come! It's so wonderful to stay home and soak this time with our kiddos in! So happy for you!

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HappyMama
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HOORAY for part-time!!! I know that you are just going to LOVE it!! =) And how sweet of you to have a giveaway, count me in!

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9:29 AM delete

SO happy for you! I can just feel your joy bouncing off the computer screen! :o) Yay for you!

Blessings,

Julie

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Carrie
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Hi Jenn -
I'm trying to remember if I've ever commented before, but I do visit your blog daily :) I'd love to be included in your giveaway. I doubt I'll win, but it's a good excuse to delurk and to say congrats on part time. How great for YOU and your kids.

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Heather
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12:07 PM delete

I never expect to win these things either, but I'm happy I found your blog and I'm joyful that your time at home comes so close to the holidays (and crafting days) that I love!

www.dailydents.blogspot.com

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Courtney
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12:17 PM delete

So I know I'm your sister but I'm trying to win anyways! Love you!

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Dana Marie
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1:48 PM delete

you've inspired me to get crafty--I'm thinking of making a scrapbook advent calendar for my mom, this would help!

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2:05 PM delete

I love Hobby Lobby, so I had to leave a comment!!

Hooray on going part-time!!!!

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2:15 PM delete

Yay! Congrats on reaching your goals. Count me in.

Linds

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LPDraper
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3:08 PM delete

I'm so happy for you!!! God is GOOD!

Lindsey

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Lange Mom :o)
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5:43 PM delete

Don't blink. Because before you know it, your baby girl will be a young woman in a prom dress.
Don't blink. Because your young boy will be a high school athlete.
Don't blink. Because these two will be parents before you know it raising kids of their own.
Don't blink because these years will pass VERY fast!! Your part time job is for this reason. You want to capture as many memories before your eyes close and then reopen.
Enjoy, relish, smell, taste and touch the ones you love over and over again.
Don't blink.
I am proud you got your priorities right. I love yo, Jon, Devyn and Hudson.
Your Auntie~

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Kelly
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How sweet of you to bless one of your readers with a gift! I've lurked for way too long but am so excited about you having more time with your precious little ones. Blessings to you!

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AndiMae
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I am so thrilled for you, Jenn! Seriously, so happy. And of course I would also love to be entered into your craft drawing- how could I resist!? It would be the loveliest prize ever!

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CPT Mom
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So, so, so excited for you!!!

While I would love to be there to celebrate with you over Panera...please know that I am celebrating with you over the miles.

And count me in...I need something to get me excited about the holidays.

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jamie b
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2:53 PM delete

Yay for you! :) I'd love to win! :)

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