Thursday, November 10, 2011

My First Giveaway!! Woo Hoo!

The Lord is so faithful to use all things in our lives.
He takes painful unwanted situations and brings forth great blessings from them.
That's what He did for me with The Honey Pot.

This time last year, I knew nothing of blogging.
I knew nothing of all of the amazing ladies and friends that were sharing their stories.
I also knew nothing of all the wonderful Etsy shops filled with beautiful handmade "pretties' often made by lovely ladies and moms who are supplementing their family incomes through the talents the Lord has given them.

But then I became pretty much home bound, or you might say "chair bound"and found myself in a place I had never been before.... Totally dependent on others.
I had a severe back injury that eventually led to surgery and when the pain was at its worse,
it hurt to sit_ it hurt to stand_and it hurt to walk.  
It is a humbling experience when you can't put on your own pants, or lift your foot to put on socks or go to the bathroom on your own. I discovered what it's like to have to crawl to get to the next room.
What broke my heart the most was not being able to pick up my grandchildren.
Yet God in His graciousness showed mercy on me and provided a way for some relief through surgery.

It was during this time I was introduced to the world of blogging.
My sweet sis n law { Heather } gave us all some rockin handmade pretties for Christmas and while I had lots of time on my hands as I recovered, I asked her where she learned how to make her gifts.  She turned me on to some awesome blogs and that began a wonderful new journey for me.


I didn't start blogging right away.
I didn't even plan on ever making anything for anyone other than for my daughters and granddaughters.
But as scripture says, "A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps."  
Proverbs 16:9

As the girls began to wear my handmade pretties, people began to inquire about them and eventually I started a blog as a place to "send people" so they could see what all I was making.
Well, again, the Lord had something so much more than that in store with my journey of blogging.
And now it has turned into a place for me to share what He has done and what He is doing in my life and my family. I try to keep it real and be gut honest with y'all about my failures and triumphs all the while sharing the craziness and fun of my wonderful family I get to be a part of.

Just recently I took the plunge and "opened up shop"!
I joined the wonderful sisterhood of so many of y'all who use your creative gifts to bless others while being a blessing to your own family finances.
I am already so blessed by the encouragement and support of so many of you ladies!
Thank you!!

Which leads me to what this post is all about....
My first giveaway!!
Woo Hoo!  Yipee!  Uh- Huh Uh-Huh!

I've been busy in The Honey Pot over the last few days  making these....







I'm just so darn tickled with them!

And this is the one I'm giving away to one of YOU!...

**Sorry y'all.. this give away is now closed!!**
Here are the  ways you can enter to win.
(remember to leave separate comments so that each count!)

1. Just leave a comment.  Easy Peasy.  Whatever you want to say :)

2. "Follow" my blog

3. "Like" The Honey Pot on Facebook
 (you can do that right here without leaving this page...
just check out my super duper new box at the top right side of my blog!)

4. Share it with your peeps...however you want to...tweet, blog, share on fb...
what ever is your thang!

**Don't forget to leave a separate comment for EACH entry!
You got 4 chances if you want em!

Remember to check back on Monday to see who the winner is!
Thank Y'all!!


Stephanie :)


today I'm thankful for:
~my camera~
~a working washing machine~
~my husband being back home~
~a yummy supper~



63 comments:

  1. thank you for being such an encouragement to so many of us!

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  2. Thank you for making all of these "pretties". You're so sweet and such a Godly woman. You have a beautiful family and I am so glad I am able to be a part of yalls life.

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  3. I love all your pretties!! :)
    especially houndstooth!!!

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  4. I so look forward to reading "The Honey Pot" every day! It always makes me smile, and encourages me!

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  5. Love your newest additions!! Thanks for sharing your talent and your heart!!

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  6. Back in 3rd grade I became best friends with a sweet girl named Lydia. Even though we don't talk much anymore it is so good to see what is going on in her life and her family. It seems like I spent alot of time with yall back then. Yall still seem just as awesome and inspiring now as you were back then. Thank you for sharing you lives with us!

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  7. i have so enjoyed reading your blog and looking at all of your "pretties"!! the Lord has truly blessed you!!

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  8. Ok girl those are so dang cute! Love your blog, so inspiring to me :)

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  9. Tweeted this giveaway

    http://twitter.com/#!/ciecie85/status/134838017771831296

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  10. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!
    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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  11. I love how you give God ALL the Glory!

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  12. Praying for you and your family! Love ya!

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  13. I love those scarves! They make my heart sing a lovely tune!!

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  14. These are so beautiful and unique! I've never seen anything like it!

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  15. i follow your sweet blog!
    soooo happy you blog;)
    thanks for the chance! xo

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  16. I simply adore your family and your blog. You are always so uplifting and inspirational and that is why I have your blog as one of my top 5 that I have to check for updates daily.

    Erin
    From Virginia

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  17. I of course follow your blog.
    Erin

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  18. You made those scarves!?!? They're beautiful! :D

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  19. PS. Did you sew the scarves? Love all the color!

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  20. The scarves are beautiful. So much character.

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  21. It is good to know that God can carry us thru the valleys.

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  22. So cute! My niece would love this for Christmas.

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  23. Also, I'm following you.

    boris dot cynthia @ gmail.com

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  24. I love love love these scarves!!!! SO cute :)

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  25. Those are so pretty, I especially love the flowers!
    monicabradford@gmail.com

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  26. I liked you on facebook! :)

    Monicabradford@gmail.com

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  27. I'm a follower of your blog!!!
    monicabradford@gmail.com

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  28. I facebooked about your giveaway! :)

    monicabradford@gmail.com

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  29. Your stuff is so cute. I went to a flea market in Helen, Georgia while we were camping with Tim and Judie and thought about you because there were some vintage buttons, earrings, and pins there. :)

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  30. You know I love you Doll! Thanks for making my days brighter. ;)

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  31. oh these are super cute ... you should be proud of yourself!

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  32. i am a follower also ;) as you already knew!

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  33. I am LOVING all of your stuff!!! You have the cutest ideas! :) Love these scarves!

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  34. I'm following your blog! :)

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  35. I "Like" the Honey Pot on FB! :)

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  36. I "shared" your link to your shop on FB! :)

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  37. These are SO cute!!! Love them!

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  38. I have liked your page on facebook.

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  39. I also shared the link to your page on facebook!

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  40. I think you are VERY talented!! :)

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  41. I like you on fb!

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  42. Love these scarfs!!

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  43. I've Tweeted, Facebooked and commented :)
    Honestly, I love all of your pretties!! God is using you in a BIG WAY!!

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