Friday, November 18, 2011

don't waste your space friday: our first giveaway.

since we are currently driving to ohio for justin to speak this weekend and then onto michigan to spend thanksgiving with my family...

so let's do our first giveaway.

when Shabby Apple contacted me about a giveaway i was thrilled. i basically love everything they sell. so in the spirit of the holiday season it only seems appropriate to host our very first giveaway on the blog. you may have noticed that Shabby Apple is one of our sponsors the past two months.  Shabby Apple's women's dresses are some of my favorites.

i would like one of these...
 and maybe this one (it has pockets)...
or this one...
this little number for ava...
or this for my good friend, laura. who is expecting a little man in march.

anything you like? well, i am giving away the Bali Ha'i' dress (first picture above) from Shabby Apple (www.shabbyapple.com), an adorable online boutique of women's dresses and accessories. how about one lucky random commenter wins!!

anyone can enter. anyone can win. here is how you do it.

leave a little comment love on our blog & simply "like" Shabby Apple on facebook HERE.

it's really easy. contest ends 12:00am (est) on Nov 20th & you can only enter once.

the winner will be announced monday on the blog. enjoy your weekend. 

74 comments:

  1. Have a great weekend in Ohio!!! LOVE those dresses...Beautiful! I "like" Shabby Apple on fb too!

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  2. Enjoy your roadtrip Libby! I hope the packing went smoothly. I just briefly looked thru the Shabby Apple website and I pretty much love everything! I liked them on FB. Have a great weekend!

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  3. I liked them on facebook! Adorable dresses.

    Kim
    Kimberly's Korner
    Kimba962@aol.com

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  4. I love their dresses! They're all so amazingly beautiful! I also like them on Facebook already. :)

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  5. i like them on FB already! treat! pick me...c'mon you know i love dresses!

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  6. Shabby Apple is great! i have told lots of my girlfriends about them since hearing about them on your blog! thanks Libby, see you soon!

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  7. I love these! so excited about the giveaway!

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  8. Every dress you posted is so cute!

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  9. I could totally use a new adorable dress from Shabby Apple!

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  10. I love those dresses, what a cute collection!

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  11. i LOVE the dress!!! this is so fun. do it again if i don't win. =)

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  12. Oh count me in, I'm crossing my fingers on this one! I like shabby apple on fb under the name Kelly C.

    awesome giveaway!

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  13. Love these dresses! And I have loved following your story! I liked Shabby Apple on facebook. =0)

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  14. Hi Libby - I've been reading your blog most of this year and enjoying every entry. I can't remember now how I even found this blog but so glad I did :) I liked Shabby Apple on FB!

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  15. I've been following Shabby Apple on FB for quite awhile...love.them

    hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving and Christmas Season!

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  16. I love the dress, but I love your blog more!:) hope you and little miss Ava are doing well. Any chance you will be near roanoke anytime soon?

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  17. i love shabby apple! super cute dress :-)

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  18. This is so fun! Thank you for sharing Libby. Officially liked on facebook.

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  19. love the dresses!! Hope you had a great birthday Libby, looking forward to seeing you guys after Thanksgiving!

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  20. I love these dresses! It would be so fun to win.

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  21. Oma's may be shameless and lobby for their grandkids as much as they like, right?

    DIRECT LINK FOR AVA:
    https://animalsounds.fisher-price.com/entry?id=951

    Click on the link above and VOTE daily till the end of Nov and watch Ava win $10,000! She is currently in 9th place. Are we going to let this slip away and land in another kid's scholarship fund? I don't think so.

    Love,
    Oma/Mom

    PS I clicked on LIKE on the Shabby Apple FB page. Did not see anything that confirmed that it worked... "Random Commenter" probably does not include your Mom, but participated anyway. Great Giveaway.

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  22. Love giveaways!!! That dress is too cute and kaitlynn is all girl so she would love some more dresses! I hope you have a great trip and a good thanksgiving! I am hosting thanksgiving for the first time in our first home!! I liked their facebook page

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  23. I have loved that dress since first seeing it in the spring. Would love to have a new dress!

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  24. Loooove your blog and love the dresses!

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  25. Thanks for the chance! I "liked" the Facebook page too.

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  26. that dress is so cute! i especially love that childrens dress ^^

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  27. Hope trip is going well! Can't wait until we r all Together:) super cute dress choice, luv u guys:) drive safe!!

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  28. LOVE the dress! I liked their fb too!

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  29. Adorable dress, would love to win! :) Also, love reading the Ryder family updates!

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  30. Beautiful clothes & I love their philosophy of "one-piece" dressing. Lovely!
    -onarpos

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  31. I can never pick just one favorite Shabby Apple dress. I think I love them all! I follow you through Google reader...and I like Shabby Apple on FB.

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  32. Hey lib...hope that after baby #2 i can fit into a cute dress like this still:)
    Mandy Gregwer

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  33. That is so sweet Libby. Thanks for the chance to win. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You are such an inspiration in my life.
    I liked SA on FB

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  34. This dress is precious. I would love to have it. Thanks so much for doing the giveaway!

    Chelsey Huffman
    chelsey11009@gmail.com

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  35. Hey Fun, I love giveaways and your blog :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  36. Have a great thanksgiving libby!! Love the dresses :)

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  37. I have one Shabby Apple dress from last holiday season and LOVE it! Perfect for any time. What a great sponsor.

    natasha.vandenberg@gmail.com

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  38. Fun idea and very cute dresses!!

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  39. I've been reading your blog for months now! I grew up in young life in high school in northern kentucky and I led in NKY for 3 years and my husband and I now lead in Greater Cincinnati Urban! I amazed by your faith in God throughout your past year and it brings me into his grace even more.

    Beautiful dresses, great giveaway!

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  40. I love reading your blog and following you on your family's journey...I have never met you but feel as though we are friends.

    Those dresses from Shabby Apple are absolutely adorable! Great giveaway :)

    Erin

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  41. Love the dress, and your blog. You have the cutest little family ever! :)

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  42. How fun! Thanks for an awesome giveaway :) I think the dress is adorable and I love it! I adore your blog and look forward to your posts :)

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  43. Love the dress and absolutely love your blog. You're such an inspiration. Without your story, your strong love and trust in Christ all through Cancer, I don't think I would have made it another year in my life. You have showed me that with God, he's in control, and he can do anything!
    Thanks Libby!!

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  44. Ooooo I love Shabby Apple dresses!! Fun giveaway :) hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving with family!

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  45. Yay for the first giveaway! I a very excited for whomever wins!

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  46. I "like" Shabby Apple on Facebook. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! :)

    Cindy A.
    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Hey lLibby love Shabby Apple they have adorable everything. It looks like a great place to do a little Christams shopping. Have a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy God's blessings.

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  48. Hi Libby!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! You have such a beautiful spirit, and I loved skyping you and was so glad to "meet" you. You and the college minister at my church have the same birthday, and both of you are such beautiful people. We meet every week and she has so much strength in the Lord, like you! Super cute dresses!! Thank you for always encouraging me! Enjoy your weekend with Ava! I LOVED her rooster video!

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  49. LOVE this dress. but more love His story in you!

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  50. Who doesn't love shabby apple?! That dress is so cute!! Crossing my fingers to win that baby! :)

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  51. love those dresses! so classic yet unique! thanks for sharing about them.

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  52. Love those dresses! Going to have to go check them out!

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  54. I stumbled across your blog one day while searching blogs after clicking on one of a friend's favorite blogs. Now I am addicted and check it regularly. Your blog is truly uplifting, and having gone to JMU I love reading little Harrisonburg tidbits. Good luck to little rooster Ava

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  55. Ohhh, love that dress! Whoever wins is a very lucky girl! Love your blog and your pics of cute little Ava! Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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  56. Hey Libby - I love the new blog look and that you have giveaways now!!
    Hope you enjoy Thanksgiving
    -Erin

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  57. So cute! Love that dress and would love to have to find somewhere to wear it :) Praying this weekend goes great for you guys.

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  58. Hey Libby! Thanks for hosting a giveaway! The dresses are precious, I would love any one of those!

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  59. beautiful dresses.
    love your blog too!
    God bless.

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  60. These dresses are adorable! The budget is tight this year, so getting a free dress would be awesome.

    Happy traveling!

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  61. i continue to love reading about your journey and how the Lord is using your family. can't wait to see you soon! And thanks for the giveaway...even if I don't win. =)

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  62. I love that you are so open with your journey. I have always been amazed by your lack of fear to share the things closest to your heart. I have journaled for over 50 years and have yet been able to share, my journals are "MINE". That is just one of the many things I love about you. Someday I will share some of my journal that was written from my heart while watching the man I love, a friend, father, father in law as well as a Pop Pop as he traveled this journey with you, his son and granddaughter all from a distance. It was extremely difficult at times, but always very close to his heart. Many tears shed and prayers prayed together. Many times what I seen and felt he had no clue I witnessed. Someday when it is
    right for me I hope to share. I love you Libby and I think I might even love these
    beautiful dresses by Shabby. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family
    and thank you for being you. ~Shirl

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  63. Now I have a new website to be addicted to :) love cute clothes! Thank you for being so open and honest through your journey! Your story is inspiring and the Love of Christ has shone through!

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  64. Lib, you know I die for cute clothes....well any clothes really :) and being on a budget for college new clothes are very rare for me these days soo why not leave a little comment to try for the giveaway! Really great dresses too! Love and miss you tons :) I will try to post again soon but it is not easy haha I have a new appreciation for your blog and all bloggers!

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  65. A giveaway- how fun! Awesome dresses too.

    Still voting for Ava and her doodle-doodle doo!

    Have a wonderful trip and a great time with your family in MI! We'll be in GR for Thanksgiving too. I hope we get to see your sis Becky :).

    Laura Flikkema

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  66. I don't know you or your family but I try to read your blog every day. Your story is so inspiring. I have two family members that had cancer so I can relate to what your family has gone though. Your story has inspired me to get to know God better in my life and with my family. I have a 4 month old son and I try to make sure that we pray every night before he goes to bed. He always has a big smile on his face when I start to pray with him. I hope that is will be that happy about God for the rest of his life if not more. Thank you for sharing your story with me and the world. May God continue to bless you and your family. – Allison Kallmeyer

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  67. I love Shabby Apple dresses - so cute! Happy Thanksgiving with your family!!

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