For 2016

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

{Giveaway #1} Awesome $50 Target Gift Card


{Giveaway #1}  Awesome $50 Target Gift Card


To celebrate the  
4th of July!


 You know the world of blogging is awesome for many reasons.  One reason, for me, is making friends.

Now I met this gal – Renae – from the great state of Utah.  She is a hoot – kind of like me, but she is a much braver hoot than I am.  She literally posts photos of herself in what she thrifts at thrift-shops!  No kidding!  I find that amazing.

How many of us are brave enough even to put our face on our blog?  Renae takes photos of herself from head to toe.  She can pay $10 for an entire outfit at times.  Can you do that?



Her blog is Renae at Simple Sequins - click here.




Is she pretty or what?


We got together and decided to do a $50 Target Gift-Card as a Giveaway because we both love our buddies - and this is a great way to celebrate the 4th of July with a BANG!


a Rafflecopter giveaway





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So do a little living today!







Now I started a new Chatty Crone page on Facebook - 

CLICK HERE 

What my dream is - is to have a place we can kind of all meet - leave our joys, our funnies, our tears, our need of prayers, and out thoughts there.  So come on over and like it - and leave your 'footprint' there.  If you have a joke - or an inspiration - talk about the books you wrote - the paintings you draw - the photos you take - whatever - and we will become a community of hope.





Faith, hope, love and the greatest of these is love ~ sandie

53 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Sandie, Sounds like a nice Giveaway --but don't include me please. Thanks!

Renae sounds like a great friend... Isn't blogging awesome? I have so many very very special friends on here and on FB...

I have no problem posting pictures of myself these days... After losing weight, I guess I'm sorta proud of myself... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Ms. A said...

Well she looks great so I can totally see why she's not afraid to post pics of herself! (not entering)

Ann said...

Renae sounds like my kind of person. I'll have to check her blog out later, not time this morning since I'll be heading out to work soon.
Cool giveaway.

Keri Carroll said...

Thank you for the giveaway

Shelly said...

What a terrific giveaway! I hope all are feeling better in your family~

A Quiet Corner said...

Wow! How the heck do you find the time to do all this stuff??? ...:)JP

Jill said...

This is a lovely thing for you girls to do. You're so sweet! I'd love to be entered. Thanks, my friend!

TARYTERRE said...

What sweethearts you are, Great giveaway idea.

Theresa said...

Beautiful lady:) Wonderful giveaway! Have a blessed day dear Sandie, HUGS!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have followed Renae for a while.

I'm not on bloglovin, so I could only do the two GFC entries ;-)

Debbie said...

Well, she is brave. I can't do a head to toe of me because I don't want to use up all my bandwidth with the size the picture would have to be.

I followed her so I can get some of those head to toe dressing tips. I don't have a single blog friend in that "genre" and I NEED one.

I'm still planning to hop to you from my sideboard, but I did follow you with the new bloglovin thing just to get that ball rolling for me and start gathering my peeps in one place.

Ruth Wilk said...

I've bought a lot of things at our local thrift store...sometimes complete outfits...but she is braver than me to post pictures too.

Have a Happy Fourth!!

Susan said...

That's a nice prize for the Fourth, Sandie. (Hope I win it. ha ha ha)

Renae's a braver woman than me. I couldn't post myself with my finds. Not brave enough. ha haha

Have a great day. Susan

Mami2jcn said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

GFC name: Mami2jcn
Bloglovin': http://bloglovin.com/mami2jcn

Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Renae does look like she is fun!! I commend anyone who can buy exclusively at thrift shops. What an awesome give away!! I'm always running to Target for something!!

Terri said...

Hi Sandie- have a fabulous day!

Rae said...

Sounds like a great giveaway. Nice of you two to do it.

Sandra said...

no wonder she posts her photos, she is beautiful, if i looked like that i would most definitely post my pics, but i don't so it will be rare to see me and most times only my face.

TexWisGirl said...

you two in cahoots. :)

i don't facebook or tweet. just blog. :)

Elena said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
Follow on Bloglovin:

bloglovin.com/elena1509

elena150980@yahoo.com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This was fun and I am meeting a new to me blogger through you! I would love this as my new place needs some new stuff and $50 at Target would surly help! Love you my sweet friend!!

Linda

vanessa @ 7jaded creative services :: www.7jaded.com said...

Thank you Sandy and Renae for this fabulous chance! If you ever need a new blog design - I'm your girl!

Katie Clooney said...

Love the "sit ups" quote.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Hi....I post some pictures, but not head to toe! Hope you have a great July 4th!!

mail4rosey said...

Renae is fun, isn't she? She's got a great blog too. :)

Along These Lines ... said...

Never need a snooze alarm. Fortunately (I think) I have an inbuilt alarm clock and never sleep passed 5 am.

Theresa said...

I found you through Renae. She really is such a fabulous gal, isn't she. You both are, so I can see why you are such good friends :)

Love that quote! I don't suppose you listen to Nikki Minaj, but I know that's a line from one of her songs.

Nonnie said...

I think I entered. I am going to check out Renae's blog. I have been shy about posting any pics of myself and when I finally did yesterday, they certainly weren't the best I've ever taken! LOL!

andy said...

Happy 4th sandie !!!!!!!

Betsy said...

happy 4th! thanks for the giveaway!

Sandee said...

Nice giveaway, but don't include me either. After the Paula Deen deal I'm not shopping there anymore. I won't watch the Food Network anymore either.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Whooo Hooo... great giveaway.

Ginny said...

If I was as pretty as her, I would have my face everywhere!!! I am trying to enter, but these thingies always confuse me and in the end I never entered. That's why i just have to put everyone's name in a basket and draw. Oh well I will give it a go.

JC said...

Thanks for sharing with us, Sandy. Have a great day!

Cathy said...

Visited Simple Sequins and am following her now. Loved her outfit from a couple days ago. My mom and some other friends buy clothes in the thrift stores all the time and they are really cute.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat! I got a few entries in! I follow you and Renae both but I haven't started the blog lovin' yet. Thanks for the fun my friend! Hugs!

Dee said...

I follow Renae also and admire her self confidence and style. Are giveaways easy to do?

Dolores said...

Sandie..... you're one of the sweetest and most thoughtful ladies I've met ......I'm blessed to know you!

Rick Watson said...

I follow Renae. She is a hoot.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Happy Fourth!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Who doesn't love a giveaway, who doesn't love shopping........ok men don't love shopping but I do and I would love to win such a giveaway

Betty Manousos said...

happy 4th of july!!
xo

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Twinkie Mom said...

Am totally loving your new Facebook page!!!

Makes my day, and is very funny and inspiring!!

Courtney B said...

i like sandy !

ashley said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Parsley said...

I love how blogging brings us all together. Please enter me.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Always lots of fun here!

Simone Dankenbring said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. You make my heart smile. :)

Denise said...

sending you love and hugs.

MANDY83 said...

Thank you guys very much for the giveaway. Its really nice :)

Amanda S

Thomas Murphy said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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meredith m said...

What a fun giveaway - hope youre enjoying summer!