Monday, December 12, 2011

the weekend & give-jewelry.

this weekend began with our YL Christmas party. a time for the leaders and committee to come together to eat. worship. exchange some gifts and just be together. we had a great time. see...oh, and ava's signature lip.

look how thrilled ava looks? i knew something was off from the moment she woke up from her nap a little feverish, wanting to cuddle, and just not herself. but we got ready and i thought she would turn a corner. nah...never happened...she would not leave my side the enter night. after about an hour or so i figured out what wrong..she threw up on me and a few people standing with us. sorry about that. first time in her little life that she has thrown up me. funny how as a mom you really do not care that you smell a little like throw up or in my case a lot like throw up and your clothes may never be the same...you simply clean it up the best you can and head home. so that's what we did. when i was getting her out of the car seat she said..."me go to party?" sweet girl is always up for a good time. she ended up not getting sick again just slept a lot. then cliff and laura came and it was so great to relax. talk. eat good food. talk all little baby wright (i am not pregnant. laura is) and share life.
it was a great great weekend. mostly because ava ended up not being sick all weekend which i was preparing for after friday night. loved being with our friends. loved having some girls over dinner and then some senior girls from JMU over to eat cookies. drink coffee & hot chocolate. share life and talk thru one thousand gifts and how the Lord is working in our lives

justin and i are on the same page too...love it love it love it. i really am thankful and joyful.

now to keep with our theme of giving this Christmas season we have  give-jewelry joining the post today. don't we all love giving a gift that gives back? i know i do. i LOVE what they are about. seriously. let's help spread the word...



 
i found Give Jewelry a month or so ago when i was reading a friend's blog. i then began an email correspondence with a sweet women who works for Give Jewelry. there products are cute. affordable. above all: every bracelet you make provides a week worth of food for a child in need. pretty incredible. i believe in there movement and mission to end world hunger. 

will you join?

Give-Jewelry are bracelets with a purpose. Give Jewelry is a sustainable movement to provide food for children in orphanages throughout Indonesia. the vision is simple: every bracelet purchased directly benefits kids in need. so no matter what type of bracelet you choose: friendshipcharmleatherbeadedcuff or any of our other bracelets, you’re really choosing to make a difference.

here are a few (they have a huge selection on there site HERE) of there bracelets that i really love. not just saying it. i was very impressed when they arrived this week. so was ava. great stocking stuffers.
 






each bracelet is individually packaged in these adorable little bags. super cute touch.



just for our readers Give-Jewelry is offering a  FREE cause (like cancer) bracelet when you make a purchase. write “Libby” in the comment box to receive a free cause bracelet of your choice. thank you for making a difference.


give-jewelry wants to give away a $100 credit to the winner of our giveaway. Yup, that's right a random commenter will win a $100 credit to Give-Jewelry.that is a lot of bracelets and most importantly a lot children fed. to enter the giveaway simply go to
www.give-jewelry.com and choose your favorite bracelet. then post a comment on the blog and put a link back to the bracelet you like the best with a little description. 

a few bonus entry options:
  • Your browser may not support display of this image.Subscribe to the Give Jewelry Blog
    • www.thegiveteam.com
    • Enter your email address
    • Check your email and confirm the subscription
    • Join the discussion by commenting or asking questions in the box below each post.
  • Your browser may not support display of this image.  Subscribe to the Give Jewelry YouTube channel

i read this on there facebook wall...gotta love virginia:

To our "Give" family in the State of Virginia!! You are our largest supporters in the entire United States HANDS DOWN!! Keep sharing the "1-1-1" movement here on facebook - it's helping to make a REAL difference to children that would not have much of a chance without people like each of you. 

*don't forget to leave a comment for each bonus entry option and increase your chance to win a $100 credit to Give-Jewelry. enjoy checking it all out and be sure to enter the giveaway. the winner will be announced on the blog wednesday. happy shoppping.

***one delightful button giveaway winner***

comment number 8: Great post Lib. Southland has been doing a series on joy as well. Must be something I'm needing to hear :) Love that you're getting to really celebrate this season and that you're not sick. Miss you girl. Very cute stuff in the giveaway! I'd take it all :) 

sweet nina. send me your email address and home address please to libbyryderblog@gmail.com
get ready to shop. you have $25 to katie's precious store.

59 comments:

  1. What a great idea. I love the packaging.
    My favorite is the chocolate charm bracelet.

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  2. leather bracelet, mustard yellow..hands down i'm sold!

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  3. I got some of these for christmas presents.
    I got my girls the leather ones.

    Kim
    Kimberlys Korner

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  4. Beautiful bracelets! I love the mission of this company, too. Here's my favorite one:

    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=45&products_id=844

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  5. http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=45&products_id=843

    i like this black beaded cuff bracelet..i wear a lot of black to work!

    Love reading your blog, thanks for always sharing with us!

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  6. "liked" this bracelet company on facebook, what a great cause!

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  7. I love the friendship bracelet in pink.
    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=65&products_id=743

    It's so cute and girly and would be a perfect addition to my jewelry collection!

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  8. I love the all of them! the cuff bracelets especially :) This color is great!

    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=45&products_id=844

    I liked them on facebook, subscribed to their blog, followed them on twitter, and subscribed to their youtube page!

    Thanks Libby!

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  9. This is awesome! I love giving to the less fortunate!

    I am a huge fan of this bracelet--
    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=248

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  10. And I have subscribed to them on YouTube!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways! And I am so glad Ava is feeling better! :)

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  11. I also followed them on twitter! :]

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  12. I subscribed to their youtube channel.

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  13. this is my favorite bracelet:
    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=65&products_id=934

    I love friendship bracelets because they are so simple and classic. Pink is my favorite color and I love this shade baby pink. This is one that I could wear every day and it would be a constant reminder of one good deed that I have done (providing a child with food) and a reminder to never stop doing good things for others.

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  14. I love reading your blog and seeing the great sites that you've been partnering with lately. Give Jewelry has so many wonderful things and the support that they're offering to so many children is fabulous! So many great bracelets to choose from, but my favorite was that Beaded bracelet with Tumbled Stone and Glass:
    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=46&products_id=345

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  15. Love the new jewelry especially the black leather cuff that you have, so unique.

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  16. Just spent a long time browsing give-jewelry...looove it! My favorite one is: http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=45&products_id=844
    I don't have red orange jewelry and it'd add a great pop of color to a lot of outfits!

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  17. Love hearing about new people doing things for a great cause!
    My favorite is the Black and Brown Leather Wrap Bracelet!
    Winning or not I'm excited to pass this store onto my friends!

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  18. Oh and I liked GIVE jewelry on facebook too!!

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  19. Missed putting the link on http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=52&products_id=790 The black leather bracelet. Thet are all neat.

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  20. http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=45&products_id=843
    Simple, yet beautiful.

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  21. I did not realize we were supposed to make them separate posts!

    I liked them on facebook!

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  22. and finally I subscribed to their youtube : )

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  23. I really like the multi colored beaded bracelet. These are awesome!

    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=46&products_id=838

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  24. Really I just wanted to say I like your sweater in that picture but I guess that makes me entering the give away! Actually I really like that one you have in the picture...I saw one in a store like that one and loved it.

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  25. baah love them so much!!! doing a little "eye shopping" for the "little sisters" in my life. i am crazy blessed to have these girls in my life since i was not blessed with a blood sister! can't wait to give them our matching bracelets!!!! i also liked them on facebook!!
    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=65&products_id=958

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  26. I'm commenting cause I'm proud of u for introducing so many people to such great causes:) I really luv the orange or orange/red cuffs:)

    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=45&products_id=841

    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=45&products_id=844

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  27. First of all, I really like the whole idea of this company. We don't need more stuff, but there are people out there who NEED food. The bracelet I liked best was the black cuff bracelet.

    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=45&products_id=843


    Thanks for doing something meaningful like this Libby!

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  28. and subscribed to their youtube channel

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  29. My favorite bracelet is the Beaded Bracelets-1pc-Silver Spiral-Pink

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  30. My favorite is the cuff bracelet in orange.

    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=45&products_id=844

    So so cute! I want to buy a bunch!

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  31. I LIKED give jewelry on facebook. I have been a fan for awhile.

    Kim
    Kimberlys Korner

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  32. How beautiful!

    Love the multi beaded bracelet!

    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=46&products_id=833

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Just subscribed to the Give Jewelry blog -

    thanks! :)

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  34. I just found Give Jewelry a few days ago & purchased a few items for Christmas gifts! So happy to help this great organization! I wish I would have gotten something for myself!

    My favorite bracelet (I actually just ordered it for my mom) is:
    http://give-jewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=46&products_id=512

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  35. I “Like” Give Jewelry on Facebook!

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  36. I subscribed to the Give Jewelry Blog!

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  37. I am in love with these bracelets. My favorite is the Tan Leather bracelet. I love the way they have a purpose. What a great giveaway. Love to you Libby<3

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  38. I would be more then honored to share the you tube video to our woman's group.

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  39. I subscribed to their blog. I forgot to put Libby in the comment box...whoopes!

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