Fall Fabulous and Autumn Bliss {GIVEAWAY} UPDATED

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imageThe winner of the giveaway is commenter #5, Katy! Congrats, Katy! I have emailed you! 

Thanks to everyone who entered!


Fall is my absolute favorite season. Perhaps its from growing up in the desert where we barely experienced two seasons (hot and…not so hot). Perhaps its the promise of warmth and coziness.

Whatever it is, I.love.fall. I love the colors, the smells, the flavors. I’m in full support of adding pumpkin to all the things.

Autumn BlissI also fall victim to the temptation to rush right past fall and bull rush straight into the holiday season. So when I saw that Denise from Denise in Bloom had collaborated with Lori Ramsey to write an eBook about how to really get the most out of the fall season, I scooped up a copy right away.

Autumn Bliss compiles ideas, recipes, devotions and decorating tips all designed to help you slow down and embrace an attitude of gratitude – and cultivate it throughout  your home and family.

Perhaps my most favorite thing about this book – and I loved the whole thing – is that when it comes to decorating your home for fall the primary focus is cultivating warmth. Denise and Lori encourage you to use natural elements, and elements you already have in your home. There’s not even a hint of Pintrest Perfection Syndrome and I absolutely love that!

Friends, I loved this book so much I read the entire thing in one day! That’s even with having three kiddos running around, schooling, etc! It’s an easy read and will be a seasonal staple for my family for sure!

Today I’m so excited to be giving away a copy of Autumn Bliss to one of you (you don’t have to own a Kindle device to read this. You can download a Kindle app for free and read it that way)! I’m going to keep this one simple.

To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about fall!

You can earn an extra entry by sharing this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook. Just be sure to leave a separate comment telling me how you shared it! I will pick a random comment as the winner on Monday, September 30.

Glamour Bag {GIVEAWAY}

Blog Birthday GiveawayWell, friends, it’s been an awesome week around here. Thanks for helping me celebrate two years of pouring my heart out online – and thanks for sharing your hearts with me!

Today is our last giveaway and its one of my faves, I have to say. I don’t remember how I came across PinkEPromise, but I absolutely love them! I was going to try to explain what Blair – a breast cancer survivor – and Mimi do over there at PinkEPromise, but I can’t say it any better than their own about us page. Here’s an excerpt, but be sure to go read the whole story – after you enter the giveaway, of course.

We offer you time sensitive deals on unique, artisan products ranging from handcrafted jewelry to decorative home products and everything in between. A portion of your purchase is then donated to The Healing Consciousness Foundation. Your donation helps breast cancer patients pursue holistic treatments offered by HCF including yoga, massage, therapeutic touch, guided imagery, acupuncture, and other therapies that promote overall health and wellness to help manage the physical side effects and great emotional strain that patients face during their battle. According to Blair, the services provided by HCF were incredibly important and comforting to her during treatment.

So we invite you to browse the site and enjoy the savings we offer you, and know that your purchase will offer a brave woman who is battling this terrible disease an opportunity to receive therapies that will comfort and soothe her while undergoing treatment.

You won’t find a better deal for a better cause anywhere … we pinkEpromise

Blair and Mimi have very generously given a whole glamour bag of goodies for one of our readers! Just check out all this adorable stuff!

PinkEPromise Giveaway at This Gal's Journey

One person will receive:

* an adorable Owl necklace
* a gorgeous pink sequined clutch bag – with leopard print lining!
* a beautiful geometric necklace and earring set – in black and antique gold.
* a cute 3-piece phone charger for car and home (pink)

I have personally ordered several things from PinkEPromise and they have all been super affordable, delivered quickly and really great quality. I know you’ll love them, too!

Click the link below to fill out the Rafflecopter form. All the giveaways from this week will remain open until midnight tomorrow, July 13. Winners will be announced sometime the week of July 15.

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Picture This – More Birthday {GIVEAWAYS}!

Blog Birthday GiveawayYou all know that we live in a wee little village in rural Ireland. We love it. It’s quaint, green, lush. The people are incredible and you can’t beat the tea!

While life there is not perfect, it certainly is an adventure. One of the many blessings we’ve been given while living there is the opportunity to pursue our creative sides. My hubby started learning about photography a few years ago, though he’s always been interested since having a shutter-bug father himself.

Well, you guys, he’s seriously talented. His eye for detail and beauty is astounding – especially since he’s such a manly stud! The creative side in him is inspiring. He is graciously offering an 8×12 print of one of his best photos from our time here in the states. The columbine is the state flower of Colorado. I had never seen one in person before until we went to a little town called Ouray a couple of weeks ago. Wow.


Photo by Deibel Photography

One luck winner will receive a copy of this breathtaking photo. Just click the link below and you’ll be taken to a Raffelcopter form.

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Also, join be over at The Better Mom today as I help us tired mamas boost our mid-summer energy a bit!

More Birthday Fun – {Devotional GIVEAWAY}

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One of the things I write about here is my own journey of being a wife. I’ve had the joy of getting to know Jennifer Smith from The Unveiled Wife through our writing together at The Better Mom. She’s an amazing gal with a beautiful heart towards strong, healthy marriages. She’s also recently joined the ranks of motherhood with the arrival of her gorgeous wee babe a few months ago.

Wife-after-god-30-day-devotional-unveiled-wifeJennifer was so graciously excited to participate in this fun little giveaway to help us celebrate two years of blogging here at This Gal’s Journey. She has offered two copies of her new devotional, A Wife After God, to one of our readers! I was really torn about giving two copies to one person, or one copy to two different people. As much as I love spreading the love, I really felt like I needed to give both copies to one person so they can give the second one to a friend. Better yet, maybe you’ll go through it together! You know how I love community up in here. 🙂

So, click that little blue link below to get to the Rafflecopter widget so you can enter!

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Continuing the Celebration – Fitness Consult Giveaway!

Blog Birthday GiveawayThanks for coming back to help me celebrate my wee blog’s second birthday!

If you’re at all like me, you’re constantly re-starting your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. At times just not knowing what’s going to work best for your body type, lifestyle, etc can be paralyzing!

That’s why I’m so excited for today’s giveaway!

Michelle Myers is an energetic, encouraging, passionate fitness coach with Beachbody. She’s a Christ follower, pastor’s wife, Noah’s mom (and mom to a sweet baby-to-be!), author, speaker, fitness coach and anorexia survivor. She loves helping people set and meet their fitness goals, making health and wellness a lifestyle instead of just a diet. She has graciously offered a fitness consult to one of our awesome readers!

Simply click the link below to fill out the Rafflecopter form!
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Time to Celebrate! {GIVEAWAY}

Blog Birthday GiveawayIt’s hard to believe, but today my little blog is celebrating its second birthday! In some ways it seems like it’s been a much shorter span of time since I opened this little corner of blog-land…and in other ways it feels like it’s been a lot longer. I’m sure you other bloggers can relate.

This past year has been a bit sporadic, what with us spending half the year traveling all over God’s creation. But through it all, you all have stuck with me and encouraged me be it here in the comments, over on the Facebook page, or on Twitter. You have been awesome, and I want to thank you!

So, some of my most favorite online folks have generously donated some pretty cool items for me to be able to give some of you a small token of my appreciation – and to celebrate two years of community here together!

Be sure to check back everyday this week, as I’ll have a new giveaway each day! Also be sure to tell your friends, because after all, to have community we need to have people, right?

So, let’s get right down to it! I’m going to start off with two of my most favorite things ever – Coffee and a good book!

Avodah BlendIf you hang out with me on Facebook, you’ve probably seen me mention Avodah coffee. Folks, I.love.them. Not only is their coffee ah-mazing – seriously, its so smooth, not acidic, and oh-so-tasty – but every bag supports a good cause! Go check out their website and see how a portion of every price is donated to various charitable organizations around the world. Nice!

DesperateYou may have also “heard” me talk about Sarah Mae. This girl can write, y’all! And I love few things better than sharing a good cuppa Joe and a nice read.

So, Jordan and the gang at Avodah Coffee have generously donated a bag of smooth, yummy Avodah Blend coffee, and Sarah Mae has donated a copy of her incredibly encouraging book, Desperate.

All giveaways will close Saturday, July 13 at midnight. Simply click the link for the  Rafflecopter form below!
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