I {Declare} Giveaway

Congrats to random commenter #7 Janet @ Frugal & Focused

You might remember I’m going to Hawaii with my husband in August.

After 10 years at his job, he won this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

{it’s okay to be jealous}

This is our first time away for more than an overnight from our children in nearly 19 years of marriage. {I need to squeal. Again.}

I was invited to speak at a wonderful new conference the same week and I had to say no (because a free trip to Hawaii trumps everything), but I wanted to share it with you.

The Declare Blogging Conference, is a place to equip women with encouragement, support & community as they seek to know God and make Him known. Dallas- August 9-10. I love the theme: one message, many voices.


Even though I can’t be there in body, Mercy House Kenya (among many others) will be there unveiling brand new shirts, totes and a free gift for every attendee.

Check it out here.

Plus, today I’m giving away one ticket to the Declare Blogging Conference in Dallas, TX Aug. 9/10

Leave a comment if you’d like to be entered and tell me if you read blogs or write them. Either way, this conference is for you!

Mercy Ink {Giveaway}

Congrats to random commenter #68, Carol Darden! 

My first job in high school was in a Hallmark, sorting cards and secretly reading every one of them.

I have an unhealthy love for paper and pencils and I read the Thesaurus FOR FUN.

My walls have signs and slogans and Scripture. I love words on pillows and t-shirts. I love reading books filled with words.

And most of all, I love writing words down.

Like this:


And this:


Words are powerful.

Mercy Ink is a sweet Etsy shop, and the story behind the words is awesome. Lauren Mills, is the ordinary gal behind the Mercy Ink  shop + blog. Lauren and her husband, Adrian, a youth pastor, have been married for nearly eight years and have three littles at home, ages 2, 4, and 6. In January 2013, after waiting on the call for more than seven years, the Mills began the process of adopting from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Right now 100% of the shop profits benefit their adoption fund. [so thank you in advance for supporting this little family!]

Today, I’m giving away $50 to this great shop. Check it out and tell me which words speak to you.

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Union 28: Father’s Day Giveaway

My kids are finally getting to the age where they understand the meaning behind Father’s Day.

When I asked them what they wanted to get him this year, one of them responded: a boat.

So, maybe it’s money they really don’t get.

One easy way to encourage the dad in your house, is by the letting the world know how much he means to you. Marriages and the family aren’t valued in our culture like they used to be and when you wear your declaration on a shirt, the world notices.

Every. Time. I wear a “My Husband Rocks” shirt, someone comments on it. It’s a great way to show love!

Bless the socks off the dad in your family, with these new awesome varsity-style family shirts:

Shirts for the kiddos


For Mom (It’s the gift for you that’s really for him):


For Dad:


I love these “My Parent’s Rock” shirts, too!


There’s a variety of sizes, styles and colors available in these fun shirts. Check them out here.

Today, I’m giving away TWO $25 gift certificates so two of you can show off your love this Father’s Day!

Now through Father’s Day (June 16, 2013) – use code U28family15 at checkout to receive 15% OFF any regular-priced TEES! You must order today using PRIORIY shipping in order to receive in time for Father’s Day

Leave a comment and tell me something special about your father or the husband of your kids.

Gypsy Burlap Queens {Giveaway}

Congrats to random commenter #21, Deidra. You won!
My sister opened a darling Etsy shop and I’ve been helping her get it ready to open. My twin and I are like night and day–different, but dependent on each other. We live close and raise our families together (cousins rule!) I wouldn’t have it any other way. Love you, Kara!

Introducing: Gypsy Burlap Queens

How cute are these smocked patriotic matching outfits just in time for Fourth of July?

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Almost makes me want another. Almost.

Her gypsy shop has a bit of everything:


And today, I’m giving away a set of MR & MRS block letters and funky “&”. It one of my favorites from her shop:



Hop over, take a look, tell me what your favorite item it and then leave a comment on this post as your entry.

Introducing Jewelry Boxes by TVP {Giveaway}

Updated with Random Winner: Congrats to Julie, commenter number 7!

How sweet are these?


The Vintage Pearl, an Oklahoma based business, has been my go to hand stamped jewelry shop for years. I love the heart behind the company, the quality of their products and The Cute. Because seriously, they have mastered both.

For example, earlier this week when the Oklahoma tornado devastated Moore, they offered this gorgeous piece and gave 100% of the proceeds to the Red Cross to help aid in relief efforts. They have raised an incredible $150,000!! Amazing.

love for Oklahoma

I love these new Sweetheart Jewelry Boxes because you can customize them for a special event and put a sweet secret message inside. It’s the perfect place to keep your special silver necklace too.

The perfect little trinket box to hold your lovely little keepsakes!

This jewelry box measures about 3 1/2″ across. It’s a 2 piece heart box with a lid that was hand molded in our studio and then cast in fine silver– it has handmade imperfections that make it perfectly imperfect. This handstamped jewelry box looks beautiful on your bedside table, ready to hold your favorite tvp pieces and keeping them safely stored when you’re not wearing them. You can customize both the lid and the inside of the heart by handstamping them with names, dates, an inspiring quote, an inside joke, favorite scripture, whatever is meaningful to you– making it a unique custom keepsake.

This jewelry box makes a sweet gift for mom, grandma, a new bride, a graduate and more!

Today, I’m excited to give away one custom jewelry box to a lucky winner.

Tell me what you love at The Vintage Pearl as your entry.