Thursday, April 08, 2010

500th Post and A GIVEAWAY

Almost four years ago, I started this little blog. I have spent many hours tapping out my thoughts and memories, selecting the pictures to share, and going back to peruse old posts. I still enjoy writing the history that my family is making, and I love the folks I have 'met' due to blogging. Some of you I have actually seen, live and in color, and others I know only by the words you write on your blogs and emails exchanged back and forth. It's been an adventure that I never dreamed of!

To celebrate 4 years and 500 posts of wordiness, I am hosting an awesome give-away! If you have been here for any time at all, you have seen me mention my friend Lora. For twelve years that gal and I have been sharing all that life has thrown at us. We talk almost every single day, generally several times a day. It's a codependent relationship like no other. From college roomies, to wedding attendants, to mothering, to blogging buddies...we bring the humor with our own Laurel & Hardy-ness Lucy & Ethel hi-jinks.

Lora and her sweet family are answering God's call to adopt. They have been patiently working through the process for 8 months now, and, as is Lora and Andrew's typical MO, they have prayerfully taken on a fund-raising venture to help bring their baby home from Uganda.


True to their natural life-style, they came up with Hope Suds, a natural laundry detergent. Let me tell you, it smells YUM! And seriously, does it get any better than helping to bring children into loving families every single time you do laundry? You've gotta do it anyway...make it count towards more than just clean undies!

All that being said, two lucky winners will each receive 1 bag of Hope Suds!!! Just leave a comment, being sure to include an email address so I can contact the winners! Comments will close at 10:30 PM Central, Monday, April 12. Happy commenting!!

18 comments:

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

So am I Laurel or Hardy? That is the question.

Ashleigh (Heart and Home) said...

I love both of you to pieces--individually, but especially together.

Don't include me in the giveaway, because my first bag is already on its way!

The Taylors said...

Yipeeeeeeeee for another HopeSuds post!

mommyofmany said...

What a great idea! LL and Andrew are remarkable, and this project is just one more "jewel in their crown." I've been passing the word about their newest venture. With all the laundry we do around here, I suspect we'll be doing our share to help.

Tlkusik said...

Very curious to try this handmade, all natural laundry detergent. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

love said...

i love the idea of Hope Suds so very much!! will spread the word here soon! [gotta do some dinner and bedtime now!]

The Bouldins said...

Four years of awesome! One of these days, on the trip from TN to visit my parents, I'll have to plan a detour to meet you live and in color :) Just have to be sure we don't get Julia & Sarah Grace mixed up when I leave :P

Hannah said...

I would love to try it! I'm sure it would be awesome with our cloth diapers! Love to support WAHM's! And I've loved getting to know you and your family more through your blog :)

Hannah said...

not sure my email is on my profile info...

hannahgriesemer@yahoo.com or leave a msg on my blog... which needs badly updated!

Alicia said...

What a great product and cause! :)

My email is aliciamarie112 at hotmail dot com

Thanks and congrats on your 500th post!

Maddie said...

Yay for adoption and creative fundraising ideas! :)

Christine said...

What a terrific idea! My e-mail address is aprongirl@gmail.com

Laura Forman said...

hey friend! congrats on the 500th post! i am so thankful that you have this blog because i feel like we missed out on so much of each others lives through college and a few years after...after homeroom together for all of these years, i am so thankful we can stay in touch this way! you are so dear to me and i am so thankful for you! since i am in china and all, don't you worry about including me although i am quite jealous, i would absolutely love to use LL's suds! and one day, one day, i want to meet LL and reconnect with you, i do think that we are kindred spirits! i love you so much! :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

kelseyholloway at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love reading both of your blogs. You are just so funny.

Denise

LLMom said...

Great idea, I hope I win! I would love to try Hope Suds. :)

Samantha R. said...

I would love to try the Hope Suds! :)
Thanks!
jubilant_health at yahoo dot com
~Samantha

Emily Gossett said...

hey!! This is great! My email is elgossett@yahoo.com !