Week of Awesomeness – THE WINNERS

cindybeallawesomeness I went to random.org and generated some winners.  Yes, I’m that spiffy and technologically savvy.  This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  Well, for at least four days.  Ready? And the winners are… (insert drum roll) Monday – The journal from Z as in Zebra goes to…LIZ THOMAS Tuesday – The apron from Pink Licorice goes to…KELLI WALTERS Wednesday  – Lisa Whittle’s Books go to…GINGER BALES Thursday – Goodie Basket from J Brooke Designs goes to…GINA LEDLOW This was a fun week!  I hope you enjoyed it.  Even if you didn’t win, I certainly hope you will check these ladies out who have such great items. Live Blessed!

Week of Awesomeness – “J Brooke Designs”

cindybeallawesomeness Jaime Trendle is talented and creative woman whom I have called my friend for nearly 8 years!  She is wonderful, just wonderful.  Not only that, but the girl has some serious decorating skills.  I love the touch she adds to a room. And she’s beautiful.  Here she is with her husband, Chad, and their twin daughters. Trendle I know, right? You can find stationery, notepads, calendars, and bag/luggage tags at Jaime’s website.  The item she is best known for is her invitations and announcements.  I can always tell when she has done an announcement or invitation that I receive in the mail.  Love them! Check out her site: J Brooke Designs. Here are the awesome items that she has given me to give to you!  This box of delight is worth $76.  SEVENTY-SIX DOLLARS!  You’ll find a several note pads with adorable ribbons, notecards and a candle.  Jaime, you rock! J Brooke Gift My question for you folks today is this:  If you could have one talent that you don’t currently have, what would it be? (I would love to have a decorating eye.  But that’s just me.)

Week of Awesomeness – Author & Speaker, Lisa Whittle

cindybeallawesomeness I met Lisa through the Internet a while ago.  And then I got to meet her face-to-face in November.  I loved her through emails and blogging, but just squeezed the ever-lovin’ life out of her when I finally saw her beautiful, peaches ‘n cream skin up close and personal. (Even if it was over Mexican food.) lisa Lisa is married to Scott, a senior pastor, and is a published author and speaker.  She is a firecracker and full of wisdom.  She shares her life and experiences with people by writing and speaking at different conferences.  She is currently working on her 3rd book that is sure to bless many. As many of you know, I’ve been on a journey to publish my book.  Lisa has taken the time to not only encourage me to press on but also to give me pointers and so much insight into the publishing world.  She didn’t have to do that for lil ole me, but she did.  I love that about her. Her first two books are The Seven Hardest Things God Asks A Woman To Do (Shepherd Press, 2007) and Behind Those Eyes:  What’s Really Going On Inside The Souls of Women (Thomas Nelson, 2008). You are eligible to win these two books if you will tell me a couple of things: What is your favorite book?  Who is your favorite speaker? The winner of Lisa’s books will be chosen on Friday, January 29th!

Week of Awesomeness – “Pink Licorice”

cindybeallawesomeness I have a precious friend who makes me laugh.  A lot.  Not only does she make me laugh, but she is one woman after God’s heart.  She’s funny, loves Jesus and is very creative.  Just look at this: apron See what I’m talkin’ about?  A little bit of awesome, isn’t it? Today’s giveaway is an apron that Kim made ALL BY HER LONESOME.  And not just any plain apron, but one with not one, not two, no ma’am but three sets of ruffles.  Who doesn’t love herself some ruffles?  She’s got some mad skills, I tell you. Kim is a funny writer on her personal blog but also has a blog of the items she makes.  I know it’s only January, but she stopped taking orders for Christmas early because she had so many!  So go check out her site right now: pink licorice And if the apron doesn’t get you, then this picture of her family will. heineckes Close to perfection, no? Now, for your chance to win this darlin’ apron, tell me your favorite thing to cook in the comments below. The winner will be announced on Friday, January 29th!

Week Of Awesomeness – “Z as in Zebra”

cindybeallawesomeness Friends, have I got a treat for you.  My sweet friend, Abbi, has talent out the wazoo.  THE WAZOO.  Seriously, y’all.  She makes cakes and books and all sorts of goodies.  And today…she has graciously donated a handmade book for one of you to win! Hold the applause. Okay, well, clap just a little. Abbi got married last summer and is now with child so she is building up her business so that she can stay home and raise this little youngun.  So, if you want to purchase some creative gifts for your friends and family members, her website is the place to go.  Check it out here: Z as in Zebra. Today’s giveaway is this beautiful journal.  The book is hard-cover, wrapped in flocked (fuzzy) and pearlescent paper. It features emerald green satin ribbon ties. The pages are approximately 8.5″ x 8.5″ and aren’t lined.  It’s perfect  for sketching, journaling, or scrap booking. Journal Exactly. And if that amazing journal isn’t enough to smile about, just look at this picture of her & baby on the way: abbiUh. Door. Uh. Bull. If you win this journal, what would you write in it? Answer the question below and I will randomly choose a winner and announce said winner on Friday, January 29th!