Happy Monday, everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was full; how about yours? I know it’s the nature of the season, but I’m hopeful that your weekend included at least one moment of peace, at least one chunk of time for rest or reflection, at least one nap taken or chapter read or mug sipped or movie watched.
Weekends aren’t the only thing that’s full for me right now. My calendar and my blog are full, too. Which means you’ll see a few more posts than normal around here. Lots of those posts will be about Choose Joy, while a few of them will be sponsored posts. But I promise not to slack on the encouragement and helpful information, and – BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE – awesome giveaways!
Today’s post fits two of those categories. It’s a Choose Joy giveaway!
Though many of you are familiar with Sara, my co-author and friend who passed away four years ago, I realize that just as many of you never met her, never read her blog, and never even heard of her before I started going on and on about our book.
So why would you want to read a book that’s largely about her life?
Well, obviously because IT’S AWESOME. But in case my completely biased opinion isn’t compelling enough, I thought I’d also help you get to know Sara a bit better. That’s why I’m giving away a basket of Sara’s favorites.
One reader will be the winner of the following:
Harry Potter movies (all 8 of ’em!)
6 months of Netflix (to watch Friday Night Lights and Alias, of course)
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner
You’re Going to Be Okay by Holley Gerth
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond
Faith in Color (an adult coloring book) and colored pencils
JOY earrings by Lisa Leonard
$10 SONIC gift card
$10 iTunes gift card
$10 Hobby Lobby gift card
What? WOW! You guys?! This is HUGE!! More than a $250 value! And CLEARLY the person who loves those things (like Sara, *cough, cough*) is pretty awesome. Right?!
All right, fine, I’ll stop gushing about my own giveaway and get on to the part where I tell you how you can enter. Easy! Leave a comment, tweet a message, or send us proof that you’ve already ordered the book. (Or all of the above…!)
The giveaway will close at midnight on Sunday, December 13. Winners must live in the U.S.
I am finding joy in all of the holiday traditions – movies, decorating, baking cookies, and my annual ornament exchange.
It’s my birthday today! Always seeking Joy (trying my best anyway!) So thankful for all my family coming over for cake today! This is brings me Joy!
My two boys are giving me extra joy right now. So thankful they are in my life. Such miracles!!
I love my silly collection of Christmas penguins!
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Green Tea Lattes
Knitting gifts for family and friends gives me joy!
Music, reading and coloring!
Seeing everyone’s christmas spirit is bringing me joy
One of my favorite things that brings me joy is fun travel mugs for got tea on the go!
Love to read and write. Nothing like a good journal with a cup of coffee!
My children bring me joy! I also find joy in anything with the word “joy” on it. It’s been “my word” for awhile. :)
Tea, fireplace snuggles and a good book!
Twinkly lights bring me such joy!
My girls bring me joy. Just hearing their laughter, watching them grow, experiencing life brings me great joy.
One of my favorites, something that I need everyday, is a Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks. This wakes me up and puts me in a great mood.
I’d say that Christmas music is bringing me joy these days.
Coffee and reading! :)
Right now, like literally this second, chocolate.
My son brings me joy with his happy loving and curious personality.
I loved Sara’s blog and look forward to reading the book. My kids and I have been loving Ann Voskamp’s Unwrapping the Greatest Gift book on the way to school each morning.
Reading by the Christmas tree
Rocking my infant or watching my daughter comfort or play with him!
A good book and a glass of Malbec with a lavender candle. Bliss.
Reading is something I have always enjoyed.
Would love to
“Perfection is my enemy…” Delighted to discover your blog!
I love my Erin Condren planner because it helps keep me organized!
A hot cup of coffee, a good book, and a warm blanket on a comfy couch gives me joy!
My kids bring me joy!
my keurig and dunkin donuts k cups bring me lots of joy.
I love sitting by the fireplace with my books and reading!
My biggest joy right now is curling up in a big blanket with my book and a couple of cookies.
my iPod because it brings me my favorite music that can do so many things: help me relax, help me vent, and just make me upbeat and happy :)
My favorite thing is laying down on the couch with my blanket watching Christmas movies
My loving husband and sweet daughter bring me great JOY! Joy comes through the adventures that we have together.
Six months of Netflix would bring me joy.