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Sweet Sleep – Fun Friday:Flipped


I have been loving “Fun Fridays” around here lately. But it got me thinking about how much we are often receivers online instead of givers. I believe this community is more than that. So, I’m excited to flip Fun Friday for a change & give back as a community rather than getting this week.

My friend Jen started an organization called Sweet Sleep which distributes beds & mosquito nets to HIV/AIDS orphans in Northern Uganda. Sweet Sweet Sleep’s vision is for every orphaned child in the world to lie down in their own bed reminding them they are loved, protected and cared for with hope for the future through Jesus.

Kind of neat – every bed that Sweet Sleep provides is purchased in the country they are working in. So not only are they providing children with a place to sleep but they’re building into the economy of the country as well. They send volunteer teams several times throughout the year to assemble the beds in the orphanages & show the children they are loved and care for.

Wondering how you can join in on the Fun Friday:Flipped fun & give back? You can help with a one time gift or by becoming a sweet sleep bedhead & donating monthly. It’s easier than you might think…

$8 will buy a net 
$10 will buy a Bible
$12 will buy a blanket
$20 will buy just a mattress
$50 will provide an entire bed kit for a child in Uganda (this includes a bed, blanket, bible, & mosquito net)

If you want to give, you can do so right on Sweet Sleep’s site here. Thanks for letting me flip things upside down today!! 🙂

Faith, Family, Fun Fridays, Giveaways, seeds family worship

Seeds Family Worship

If you’ve been around here for a while you’ve heard me talk about Seeds Family Worship. They just released their 7th CD & I get to give away 5 copies!!! Hard copies won’t be available until March but a digital version will be available sooner.

But that’s not all, the Seeds Family Worship folks have also been generous enough to provide one COMPLETE SET of their CDs for one of you!! 

Wait. There’s more! Passport 2 Purity is a new curriculum coming in May from Family Life. It promises to be another great resource for parents. You’ll have to wait a bit to claim this prize, but one of you can give the curriculum a try come May!

 

 

Want to get in on the fun?
1) Leave a comment below before 11:59pm on Sunday February 19th with your must have resource for parents when it comes to the Spiritual life of your kids
2) Invite others to join the fun via twitter or Facebook

* All winners will be chosen at random for all prizes & participation verified *

Fun Fridays, Giveaways

We Could All Use a Little Nourish-ment

***UPDATE: Congrats to Gabrielle Erway!! You will be enjoying some sweet orange soon!***

I love getting the chance to share great products I find that I love. I love it even more when I get to give you the chance to try them!!

So, for this 2nd installment of Fun Fridays, I am so excited to introduce you to my friend Raechel. She is unbelievably creative, as you will see from spending about 2 minutes on her blog. I wish we could say we met under good circumstances, but we didn’t. She lost her sweet Evie Grace within a few days of Audrey and they are buried next to each other. Until recently, we had only connected a few times but I have loved seeing her more often these days {even if it is in the context of “trying to get me to run. Ugh}.

A few weeks ago I was over at her place and bought a few of her Nourish products…and I LOVE THEM! So I figured this would be a perfect opportunity to include you all in a chance to get some for yourselves!

A little bit of the Nourish Organics story…

Nourish Organics started three years ago in Franklin, Tennessee with a Mama whose brand new baby had terrible food allergies and eczema. With a background as an aesthetician, she searched and searched for safe, effective and soothing products for his sensitive skin. Because of her struggle to find products she trusted – it turns out no one is as picky when it comes to choosing ingredients as a Mama is for her own child – she decided to make her own products. It was only a matter of time before her friends began asking for the balms and washes and oils for their own children, and naturally, Nourish Baby Organics was born – because every baby deserves to be Nourished!

Since then, in the fall of 2011, Nourish began to outgrow it’s roots and was adopted by friends and fellow Franklin residents, Raechel Myers and Olivia Pennington. They kept all the formulas the same but changed the name to simply, “Nourish Organics” – because, they believed, everyone’s skin deserves to be babied!

New products and formulas have been added to the Nourish family since them – many of them still in collaboration with it’s “birth mama” – including organic lip balms, and an organic sugar scrub.

Now for the fun part. The sweet folks at Nourish Organics have kindly provided one of their Organic Sweet Orange gift sets for one of you to try.

I’ve been loving the lip balm & sugar scrub!! If you want to try them for yourself, leave a comment about your favorite body product {any brand! any type! body wash? lotion? whatever!} below between now & midnight on Sunday February 12th & we’ll pick one winner at random. 

They have also offered to give you 15% off any purchase for the next five days!! So, head on over to their site & try out some of their other products. Use the code nourish15 at checkout to get your discount! 

Thank you, Raechel!!!! And I’ll see you for our next {gulp} run.

A