It’s a giveaway…for a few of my favorite things!

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I blog along with an amazing and beautiful group of women. We brainstorm together. We go to conferences together.  We pray for each other.  And this week, we’re giving things away together!  Twelve of us have collected some of our favorite things that we’d like to share with you our blog readers.  You’re invited to drop by each of our blogs, enter our giveaways, and stay for a visit if you’d like…

I have 3 gift certificates from 3 favorite small businesses to share with you…and copies of 5 must-read eBooks, too!  Read on to find out about my favorite things, enter my giveaways, and then scroll down to find links to the rest of the giveaways.

3 favorite companies

Cowgirl Dirt
Cowgirl Dirt

I love Cowgirl Dirt cosmetics.  I wear them every day…or rather, every day I put on makeup!  Not only is it all natural mineral makeup that’s safe for my skin (and the skin of the little faces I kiss and hug all day!), but the color names make me smile — who wouldn’t love to wear “Alfalfa” or “Farmer’s Daughter” eye shadow?  (Click here for my full review of Cowgirl Dirt.)  Cowgirl Dirt is giving one of you a $25 gift certificate!

Nature’s Love Etsy Shop

Nature's Love Body Butter

…is owned by my friend Kristen.  She has so many fun things to choose from — hair bows, lip balm, and more.  Naturally, I love the John Deere Christmas Stocking but I’ve tried the Body Butter, too, and it smells good enough to eat!  Kristen has graciously offered a $20 gift certificate for you to try a thing or two from her shop — and I know you’ll be coming back for more.

Lilla Rose FlexiClipLilla Rose Flexi Clips

…are one of the most amazing creations ever.  I’d wanted one ever since my friend Christin Slade started talking about them, and when I began growing my hair out, I decided I had to get one.  Now I have two, and wear them constantly.  I’ve given them as gifts and have my mom and sister wearing them daily, too.   They make it quick and easy to twist your hair up and out of the way — and still look elegant!   There are all sizes of clips, hair sticks, hair bands, and more.  Lilla Rose Consultant Jasmine Mansfield is giving away a $15 gift certificate to one of you so that you can try Lilla Rose or add to your Flexi Clip collection!

5 favorite eBooks

Pain Redeemed: when our deepest sorrows meet God 

As heartbreaking as it is powerful, this is the raw and real story of my friend Natasha’s struggle with infertility.  But it’s not just for those who have faced infertility, it’s for anyone who seeks to find God in the midst of pain. And no matter your story, Natasha’s will make you long for more of Him.  (Click here for my full review.)

Hula Hoop Girl: finding your center while keeping your momentum 

A must-read for every woman. September McCarthy shares her heart about busyness and priorities, and guides you through the process of identifying which hula hoops you may need to set aside.  Memorable illustration and powerful reminders.  (Click here for my full review.)

The No Brainer Wardrobe: get dressed with more confidence and less fuss

This book has been revolutionary to my closet and to many of my friends’ as well.  Written by Hayley Morgan, it’s your guide to identifying and simplifying your style…even if you’re fashion-challenged like I am!

reach: how to use your social media influence for the glory of God 

A little eBook with a big vision: spreading the Gospel via the internet.  You’ll be both inspired and convicted about how God can use every little thing you post on Facebook to bring glory to Him.  (Click here to read my full review.)

The No Brainer Blog: casting your vision, defining your voice, and refining your space 

A must-read for every blogger, Hayley Morgan brings her less-fuss mentality to the internet and social media in this brand new eBook.  With goal worksheets and illustrated design tips, this book will be a helpful tool whether you’ve just begun to blog or you’ve been doing it forever.  (Click here for my full review.)

My giveaways have been separated into two Rafflecopter entry forms — one for the eBooks, one for the gift certificates! (Subscribers, come visit to enter.)  

But that’s just the beginning.  When you’re done entering here, be sure to scroll down for links to all the rest of the Favorite Things giveaways from my friends!

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11 more giveaways

11 of my friends and fellow bloggers are giving away some of their favorite things, too, for more than 25 prizes total!  Come along and visit each of their blogs to enter their giveaways…

Giveaways will be open until midnight, Monday, December 3, EST. Winners will be announced on each individual blog.

Ladder Bloggers: mastermind group

This giveaway is hosted by a group of friends who call themselves the Ladder Bloggers. We are a mastermind group, seeking to go deeper with our readers even as we “climb higher” with our writing and blogging skills. We believe no blogger should blog alone! For more info about how our group works, tips for starting your own, and to meet the rest of our group, please visit this page.

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  1. Maureen says

  2. Brooke Adametz says

    One of my favorite things at this very moment is gingerbread coffee! I’m most excited about the cowgirls dirt makeup!

  3. says

    Your brief reviews of each ebook are so powerful, you make me want to read them all again! You have a gift, my dear. I’d like to get my hands on another copy of The No Brainer Blog–I want to gift it to every blogger I know!

  4. Elizabeth says

    One of my favorite things? Let’s see, I love a good pen. The other day I was missing my old (but expensive) Pilot V-Ball Extra Fine pens that I used to use all the time. I checked online and it turns out they still make them, but they’re still expensive!

    I’m most excited about the chance to win some Cowgirl Dirt makeup!

  5. Melea says

    So many fun things you are giving away! I find the Lila Rose hair clips most intriguing as I wear my hair up and down all day long. So cool!

  6. Morgan says

    One of my favorite things … warm chocolate chip cookies!! :) What a fun giveaway! I’d love to win the Lilla Rose clip!!!

    • Kirsten says

      I would also love to try out the Cowgirl Dirt makeup! And the Flexi-clips are so beautiful!

      I would also love to read the No Brainer on Wardrobe.

  7. Danielle says

    I already own a slew of lilla rose clips…LOVE them! I would like to try the cowgirl dirt make up… sounds like fun!

  8. says

    Hmmm.. my favorite things are mostly old things. Nothing thrills me more than to come across some old, preferably well loved item.. maybe something for the kitchen, or something related to little ones. I honestly don’t know why, but it’s true: vintage is my love.♥

    That said, I’d love to win that sweet hair clip!

  9. Jodi says

    What a fun giveaway! I just love the name Cowgirl Dirt for makeup — that is so cute!! :) And I would love to win a Lilla Rose clip … I’ve read about them before and I think they look soo elegant … regular clips break my hair because it’s so thick and heavy so I’d love to try out a Lilla Rose!!

  10. Alison k says

    I would absolutely love to read the Ebook Pain Redeemed. After 10 years of infertility it’s still difficult to understand God’s plan in this.

  11. Alison k says

    I would love try cowgirl dirt!!!! I’ve had such skin allergy problems and many make ups have things in them that mess up my hormones. This would be a blessing!!

  12. says

    I love curling up with a cup of coffee and reading near the Christmas tree this time of year…books were always my favorite Christmas gift to get as a child. As an adult, their now my favorite to give, too.
    I’d love to try a Flexiclip. They sound wonderful, and are beautiful,too.

  13. Celeste says

    I would love to try the Cowgirl Dirt… The book I would most love to read would be either the No Brainer Wardrobe or the No Brainer Blog.

  14. Natalie says

    What a fun giveaway! I have a lot of favorite things. I dearly love a good pomegranate, and I mean, dearly! I also love Christmas lights, hot tea, and fuzzy socks. And Beijing duck. And Chinese dumplings. And plants, and especially pets. And also books. And the colors blue and green. What I’m most interested in? Boy, that’s a tough one. Hmmm. . . probably any of the gift certificates. Like others, I’ve been hearing Gretchen’s rave reviews for a while and have definitely been intrigued!

  15. Rebecca says

    Ohhhh, I’ve known about this company for a while, but I’ve never actually tried their makeup! I’d love to try it, know that alot of people like it.

  16. Anita Hiltz says

    I esp. liked the gift certificates that you are giving away! They all look intriguing to try! Thanks for doing this!

  17. says

    I am buying more and more natural things like Burt’s Bees, his lip balm is one of my favorite things. So I would love to win the Cowgirl Dirt makeup certificate. I also love Natasha, and would love to have a copy of her book.

  18. Suzanne England says

    Lovely giveaway items.
    Since I am a cowgirl- I would like to try cowgirl direct makeup and when working need to keep my hair out of the way and would like a Lilla Rose Clip. I would be delighted to recieve the e-book, Pain Redeemed!

  19. Betsy Castleberry says

    One of my favorite things is going cross country skiing across the hayfield on a moonlight night. :) And i’d LOVE to win the cowgirl dirt!

  20. Leah says

    How to choose a favorite thing…I have so many! One of my favorite things is watching my ‘baby’ brothers grow up…they’re turning into amazing young men.
    And my favorite of the things you’re giving away? I’ve been wanting to read several of those e-books…and all of the gift cards look wonderful! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! :)

  21. Ellie H. says

    What a timely giveaway for me – I just ordered some mineral makeup online today, and would have loved to have read about Cowgirl Dirt, first. I guess next time I will have to give their brand a try. :)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  22. Melissa M. says

    One of my favorite things? How about a few? Lotion, lip balm, cute accessories.
    I’m most looking forward to winning the $20 gift certificate to Nature’s Love, and The No Brainer Wardrobe. :) Thanks for the neat giveaway!

  23. says

    What an awesome giveaway! All of the items look amazing and great to try or read! I really want to get a chance to read Natasha’s book! I got to read a few pages of it at Katie’s and can’t wait to get a chance to read it! Hope you have a very happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

  24. Carrie says

    Wow, so many wonderful giveaways! =) A few of my favorite things are Earl Grey Tea, ThePianoGuys music, and Pampered Chef’s little brown scrapers!! Mmmm, Lilla Rose’s flexi clip or one of the eBooks sounds great! Can’t decide on which ebook though, they all sound pretty cool!

  25. says

    Do I have to pick just one thing? Cuz I’ve been dying to try Cowgirl dirt ever since you started talking about it a few years ago. 😛 And I’ve been eyeing the lila hairsticks for a long time too.

    So many fun things!!!

  26. Evelyn says

    I’m most interested in Hula Hoop Girl…my life tends to feel more like the Cat in the Hat falling off the ball with everything he held!

  27. says

    One of my favorite things is having great hair and beautiful skin, so I’m really rooting for the cowgirl dirt or lilla rose! I think I found out about cowgirl dirt from you a while back and I’ve loved them from the first!

  28. says

    I am most hoping to win a Lilla Rose clip, because I’ve been hearing about them ALL over the internet! I have long, thick, heavy hair and finding new ways to put it up is always nice!

  29. says

    Hi! :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I love Lila Rose clips, they are some of my favorite things! I wear natural makeup from a different company, but I’d love to try some from Cowgirl Dirt! :)

  30. ErinL says

    I am having a hard time picking *one* of the e-books I would like to read! I’ve been eyeing three for a little while: “Pain Redeemed”, “No Brainer Wardrobe” and the “No Brainer Blog”. 😀 I think my top choice would be “No Brainer Blog” since I’m trying to wrap my head around the idea of blogging again. 😀

  31. Deanna says

    I’ve been wanting to try a Lilla Rose clip, but everything looks awesome. I like Egyptian Licorice Tea, glass straws, my contigo water bottle and some more. :-)

  32. ErinL says

    Thank you for the giveaway!! I would love to win the Cowgirl Dirt or Lilla Rose giveaway! (But honestly, they all look great!)

  33. says

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I’d love to try one of the Lilla Rose clips, I have quite long hair and I’ve been looking for ways to keep it out of the way for a while now…