Monday, April 1, 2013

Yay! Hooray! A GIVEAWAY!! [Amazon.com gift card and the Emily Freeman book of your choice!]

Oh my goodness! We did it!  

120 likes on the Moments and Invitations Facebook Page within the first 24 hours!  Actually, within the first 22!  Just over 2 hours to spare!

If you're new-ish to this community of readers and have missed what all this hoopla is about, here's a post that'll shed some light on what's happening around here.  <--Reading that will help this wildness make much more sense. :)

Before we get on to the giveaway... again, truly, can I just say thank you all so much!?  THANK YOU!! :)  Thank you for your support and partnership.  Thank you for your words of encouragement, for your "likes" and for taking the time to share Moments and Invitations with your friends.

Seriously.  I'm so blessed.  And overwhelmed.

Annnnnnnd now....  for the promised giveaway!



***ADDENDUM***
So I had a revelation this morning... that many of you may not (yet) know who Emily Freeman is... (though I'm sure you will in the future...) and therefore have decided to add some motivation to the pot:  

In addition to the Emily Freeman book, the prize (or the 2 prizes - should numbers make it up high enough) will include a $20 Amazon gift card.

K?  K! 

Onward. :)


I am so excited to share Emily Freeman's writing with you all.  The giveaway winner will select 1 of Emily's 3 books... which I will then order and ship your way!  Hooray!

Here is a link to her website, complete with book descriptions.  

Grace For the Good Girl is probably her best known... and then Graceful is a similar message but geared toward teen girls - - how NEEDED.  A Million Little Ways is her book that will be coming out in November of this year but is currently available for pre-order.  (I am ordering it.  Fo' sho'.)  And, of course, it's an option for you, should you win! :)

GIVEAWAY RULES (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

You can enter up to 4 times if you'd like...And if you've already done one or two of these things (i.e. if you've already "liked" the M & I page on Facebook, or you're already a subscriber via email), be sure to let me know in the form of a comment.  

Please make sure to leave a SEPARATE comment ON THIS BLOG POST for EACH TIME you enter... AND... please leave me your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win! ;)

ENTRY OPTIONS:

1. Follow Moments and Invitations by email.  Simply input your email address in the box in the top right sidebar on this blog... Then go to your email inbox, find the Feedburner Confirmation email, and click the link to confirm.  Done. You'll receive each post in your inbox so ya never hafta miss one.  (And then leave a comment to let me know you've done so.)

2. Like the Moments and Invitations Facebook Page.  (And leave a comment to let me know you've done so... Again, if you've already done this, just leave comment to that effect.)

3. Share this giveaway on Facebook (meaning, share the direct link to this blog post) and invite your friends to check it out. (And as always... leave a comment to let me know you've done it.)

4. Leave a comment (again, here on the blog as opposed to on the FB page) telling me either:

  • what you enjoy about Moments and Invitations, if you've been a reader for some time, OR...
  • what topics you'd like to see more of (whether you've been around for a while, or you're brand new to this community of readers) on M & I.
5. New Option:  Subscribe to receive my email newsletter.  You can do this by clicking the link at the top of the left sidebar.  (Super excited about this, by the way.  I'll officially "announce" it in a soon-coming post... but this is your chance to get in on it early!)


That's it!  Entry comments will be numbered in the order in which they're received, and Random.org will be used to generate the comment number of the winner.  Winner will be announced here on this blog... and contacted by email, of course.  Giveaway ends Thursday, Apr. 4, 10 pm, central time.  3 days.


**At the moment this post is going live, we are at 123 likes on the FB page, and 50 subscribers via email.  If we hit 250 likes AND 120 email subscribers... I will add a second book/second winner to the giveaway!**


Readyyyy..... Set..... GO!

Thank you all for participating, for helping spreading the word about my blog, for supporting my writing...  Thank you for your partnership... and for encouraging me as I overcome my fear of coming out of hiding.  It means so much.

Blessings to y'all!


46 comments:

  1. Hi Dana! So excited for you and can't wait for your book! I am also interested to learn more about Emily Freeman. Did you two know each other in NC?
    I liked you on facebook.

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    1. Hey Natalie!

      Thanks for your encouragement - yay! :)

      I didn't know Emily in NC... she and her hubby are a part of Westover but they didn't come till long after I'd moved away from NC. I discovered her on (in)courage, a website that reaches out to women... she's a regular contributor there. Looking through her personal blog (link in post above), I realized she's in Greensboro, emailed her to ask her if she went to Westover, and realized I kind of know (or know OF) her husband... and that the 2 of them know my little brother John... we emailed back and forth a bit and she has been super helpful and encouraging to me as I get my feet under me in this whole becoming-a-published-author thing. :) She's an awesome gal.

      Thanks for being my first official entry!! Woohoo! :) And thanks again for your "like." :)

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    2. That is really cool about the connection to Emily. Seems like you were meant to be friends.

      I'm excited to be #1:)

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  2. You definitely have a gift for writing, honesty, and sharing yourself with others. I think a book is a wonderful idea. I liked you on facebook and have been following your blog for sometime. If I win send to Natalie. I know her. Awesome girl.

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    1. Hi there! Thank you for your encouragement and for being a part of this community... Glad to have you here! 10-4 on the instructions to send to Natalie if you win... will do. She IS awesome. She was one of my childhood best buds. :) Thanks again!

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    2. Awww thanks! Sweet
      Natalie

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  3. 1. I am already subscribed to your email list. Love getting your posts in my inbox. :)
    ~Lisa

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  4. 2. I liked your facebook page, for sure!
    ~Lisa

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  5. 3. Shared it on Facebook. So glad to. :)
    ~Lisa

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  6. 4. Love your honest writing, love the encouragement that these moments in life are invitations to see God and know Him better. I need that encouragement! Would love to see you address some practical ways to seek Him and use the moments well in the middle of crazy days with kids always needing something. Practical ideas on how to stop in the middle of it all and see Him. You've done this some and I suspect there is more coming. :)
    ~Lisa

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    1. Hey Lisa, taking notes!! Thank you for your feedback - this is EXACTLY what I was hoping for.

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  7. 5. Totally excited to subscribe to your monthly newsletter. Love this idea - can't wait to see how it unfolds! Love you, friend. Excited about how God is using you!
    ~Lisa

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    1. Yay! Thank you! Love you too and blessed by your encouragement today! :)

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  8. Hello again, I have proclaimed your blog page on my news feed...if you build it they will come!!

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  9. Hey there Dane, I know I said this before, not too long ago, but I truly love reading what you have to say. I can hear your heart through your words so clearly...keep 'em coming:)

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words my friend!! And for your support... and a million other things. :) xo

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  10. I am an e-mail subscriber. Do I need to subscribe again? I really appreciate and identify with your writing. I am what you might call a "builder"...a builder of walls and your article about giving people the gift of my presence really spoke to me. Thanks for writing so honestly. Gg

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    1. Hi! No, you don't need to subscribe again, though you can subscribe to the newsletter if you'd like! I'm so glad you resonate with my writing... with that Lizard series in particular. Thank you for your encouragement! :)

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  11. I am just now noticing the picture at the top of your blog. :-) The "ferris wheel" is really a CLOCK!!! And now that reminds me of Psalm 90:12..."So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Thank you for sharing the wisdom that the Lord has given you. Gg

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    1. Haha... YES, it's a clock!

      I think of that verse awesome... reminds me of what's important, of taking advantage of my days, grabbing hold of these opportunities to know His heart...

      xoxo

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  12. Dana, I have been thoroughly blessed by receiving your emails, and, of course, seeing your progress on FB! I often share your messages on FB, and, forward them on to friends whom I think will be similarly inspired. Keep up the 'good work'! :D

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    1. Hi Carol,

      I'm so, so glad you've been encouraged here!! It blesses me so much to hear it! Thanks also for passing my writing on to friends... I so appreciate your support and your presence here. :)

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  13. I've enjoyed reading your blog and hearing your journey, sweet cousin of mine. :) I hope you continue writing. You have a gift and lots to share!

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    1. Chrysti, thanks for your entries... and for your kind words! :)

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    1. Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for entering/subscribing! :) Bless you lady!

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  15. I have subscribed to your news letter :-)

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  16. I have also shared your blog and FB site and this giveaway on my Fb sister :-)

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  17. I liked your page and shared your stuff and I subscribed by e-mail. I really enjoy reading what you have to say. I feel like I have grown up with you as a part of my life and it is so cool to read what God is doing in your life. I think you are so inspiring and I'm excited to keep reading your insights, plus it makes you seem closer. Love ya!

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    1. Helloooooo!! Happy to see you!!! :)

      Thank you so much for commenting/entering... means a ton to me to have you here! I love you and am so proud of who you are...and excited about your life... :)

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  18. Hi Dana, I "liked" your facebook page. I'm so excited for you and love hearing your heart :)

    Renee

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    1. Hey Renee, thank you! :) And thanks for being excited for me. :) Love you!

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  19. and shared it on facebook (as you know)

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  20. And subscribed to the newsletter :)
    Natalie Cupps

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  21. Consider this an entry to the contest. I'm not sure whether I've subscribed to the facebook page or not, but I do get your writing on e-mail. :-) Gg

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    1. Okay! yes I think you "liked" the facebook page.

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Hi there, friend! I'm honored and blessed when you share your heart, your thoughts, your feedback with me here. At the same time, I want my readers to feel free to read and process internally before the Lord... to not feel obligated to spit out immediate feedback.... so I am SO not upset or offended by non-commenting readers. Please be who you are - - internal AND external processors welcome here! :)


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