Giveaway Week, Day 5 // Closed

**UPDATE:  The winner of the $40 to Better Life Bags is Caroline, the winner of the $30 to GreySkiesBlue is Stacey, and the winner of "Just a Little Gossip..." is Monica!  Congratulations, ladies!  I'll be contacting you via the email addresses you provided and your prizes will be on your doorstep shortly!   I hope you have all had as much fun with Giveaway Week as I have!  Let's do this again sometime.**


Welcome to Giveaway Week!  Today is the last day of giveaways for a while, and we are ending on a high note.  Today I'm giving away 3 prizes to 3 different winners.

1. A $40 Gift Certificate for a Custom Bag

Rebecca of Better Life Bags has donated a $40 credit to her shop, and I am SO BUMMED that I can't win it because she has fabrics like this:

Seriously.  That navy ones makes my heart beat fast.  Rebecca makes iPad, phone and e-reader sleeves, purses, clutches, wet bags, snack bags, diaper bags and more.  Here is a sample of some of her work.

You can view Rebecca's entire shop here, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  You can follow Rebecca's blog and read all about the give-back component of her business here.

2. A $30 Gift Certificate to GreySkiesBlue

Katie of GreySkiesBlue is donating a credit to her shop where you can find all sorts of goodies like these:

Katie is a sharp, smart, hilarious girl that I had the privilege of knowing in college.  Her shop started out with all manner of fabulous bows - from headbands to clip ons to gender reveal parties (bow or beau?).  (Sam has a bow tie that he likes to chew on a lot.)  THEN she went all states-crazy and my bank account is about to reflect that.  In a former post I wrote,

"I love North Carolina.  I got that loopy stomach feeling as we pulled into town – the feeling you get when you see someone on the street that you’re not over - when you can’t tell if you’re terrified or nostalgic or turned on or stressed out or sad or nervous…but you are most certainly loopy.  I am not over you, North Carolina."  

I am about to blow up Katie's shop for NC embroidery hoops, mugs, chalkboards, and earrings (yes, she has earrings).

You can view Katie's shop here, follow GreySkiesBlue on Facebook here, and follow Katie's blog here.

3. A copy of It's Just a Little Gossip: Letters of a Broken Friendship

Sarah and Rebecca of She Shares Ministries released their book this week and have donated a copy for the winner today!

Here is an introduction to Sarah and Rebecca's story, by Rebecca:

"Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to get to hear what your friends REALLY think about you?   Trust me – it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

5 years ago I overheard honest opinions of me being shared; it was less than flattering, to put it mildly.  The fallout from that night took years–YEARS–to heal....her (Sarah's) words that fateful night were like shards of glass against my raw skin.  Sarah, one of my closest friends, became one of my worst enemies.  

That event was the first domino of The Year of the Ugly for me.  From finances to friendships to soul searching, I was poor and empty.   I even lost my laugh...

Now, Sarah and I have written a book – together – about this experience.  We even started a ministry.  We encourage women to choose restoration over resentment, peace over pride, and grace over gossip.  

Which relationships should you leave behind and which should you heal?  This serious devotional study on the taboo subject of gossip will have you thinking and re-thinking your ideas of friendship, grace, and the healing power of God."

You can follow She Shares Ministries on Facebook here and visit their website here.

Here’s how to enter: 1. Just comment on this post!  This serves as your entry to win any of the 3 prizes.  (There will be three winners.)  See?  No flaming hoops to jump through.

2. If you choose, you can submit one additional entry per item.

*To submit an extra entry for $40 credit to Better Life Bags, pin your favorite item from the shop (here) to Pinterest and leave a separate comment saying that you did so.

*To submit an extra entry for the $30 credit to GreySkiesBlue, pin your favorite item from the shop (here) and leave a separate comment saying that you did so.

*To submit an extra entry for It's Just a Little Gossip, like She Shares Ministries on Facebook here and leave a separate comment saying that you did so.

If you choose to submit extra entries for all of the items, you will have left a total of 4 comments on the post (which is the maximum).

Cool?  Yes, cool.

Good luck!  I will select the winners randomly at midnight tonight and announce the winners tomorrow morning!  When the comments box prompts you to leave your email address, make sure you enter one that you check regularly so that I can reach you if you win!

Spread the word - today is the last day to get in on the giveaway action!

Have fun browsing the shops today, and good luck! Happy Friday! Kate