Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday Favorites {+ GIVEAWAY}

Another day, another chance to share some of my favorite finds with my favorite people. And this list might be a little better than most because if you stick around to the end there is a GIVEAWAY for one lucky reader... BOOYA!


Operation Christmas Child


I know, it's not even Halloween, so I shouldn't be thinking about Christmas yet, but I got a mailer from Samaritan's Purse earlier this week with the steps on "how to pack a shoebox" for their Operation Christmas Child program and it reminded me I wanted to share the program. I'm not sure if you've heard of it (or participated in the past), but this is a great way to spread some extra love and joy during the holiday season. The hubby and I love putting together these gift boxes for kids. National Collection Week is the third week in November, so you still have plenty of time to get your shopping on and put a box (or three) together. PS If you don't have a shoebox, preprinted shoeboxes are even available on their website!

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Stories of Kindness


I swear, the news can be such a downer, but then, every once in a while you come across a story that just brightens the day... This is one such story - a story about a "little old lady" who spread kindness to someone she didn't know and hopefully encourages us to follow suit and do the same! Her reasoning behind her generosity tugged on my heartstrings - ‘It’s important to be kind. You can’t know all the times that you’ve hurt people in tiny, significant ways. It’s easy to be cruel without meaning to be. There’s nothing you can do about that. But you can choose to be kind. Be kind.’ YES, BE KIND!

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Leon Advogato


I'll be the first to admit that I am NOT a cat person (is it just me or are they super scary because you never know what they are thinking and they can turn on you without a moment's notice?!), but this article of how a law firm in Brazil GAVE A CAT A JOB after receiving complaints because there was a homeless cat hanging out around the office warmed my heart. Shoot, he even wears a tie and welcomes visitors to the building! Dare I saw this story is PURRRRRRfect ;)

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ROAD iD's Limited Edition Saved by the Bands Collection


Have you seen the new Saved By The Bands bands from ROAD iD?! They are ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS! Zack, Kelly, Screech, and Slater. The Mt. Rushmore of early 90’s TV (sorry, Urkel). Zack and the gang helped raise an entire generation. They taught us valuable life lessons, like how to save your school from oil spills, and how to cheat on tests using your psychic best friend. And together, they inspired the new Limited Edition lineup, the Saved by the Bands Collection. Relive the glory of Bayside High in one today. And I have TWO of the bands up for grabs (NO FACEPLATE INCLUDED!) - a 13mm Preppy and Kapowski. Entering the giveaway is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below and cross your fingers and toes. Some entries are available daily so enter early and often! [But, don't worry, even if you don't win {or want an item other than these bands}, you can use THIS LINK to save 20% on your orders!]


a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway will run through Sunday, September 29th at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be contacted on Monday, September 30th via the email address on their Rafflecopter account and has 24 hours to claim their prize pack (make sure your information is up-to-date and you check your email regularly). US Residents only. All entries are verified, so do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I'd hate for you to miss out due to a technicality, so if you're going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's an issue on my end, but lately I haven't been able to see any of the pictures in your posts! I usually read from Bloglovin, but have tried going directly to your blog and have had the same issue. I just wanted to give you a heads up!

Yanira W said...

I have a Road ID bracelet and would like to get something else maybe on my shoe.

Disney_Bride said...

I feel the same way about cats but love the Leon Advogato story. And I totally need a Preppy band!

Lydia said...

I desire to be more charitable during the holidays and want to do something other than donate money or canned goods. I often find it difficult to choose/decide what or who to donate to. So thanks for the info about Operation Christmas child program. It might be just what I want to do.

Keri Russell said...

I always wear my road ID! Only time I take it off is to sleep

San said...

I invested in a RoadID a couple of years ago and always wear it when I am active (also, when I travel alone).

Daniell said...

I only bring my phone with me

Anonymous said...

I try to wear my id when I am active.
Sadie B.

Emily (littlerunnerem) said...

I am loving everything pumpkin spice! Yup, I am one of those people :)

Emily (littlerunnerem) said...

I carry my phone and road ID!

Keri said...

I would love to win a roadID to make me safer on the road.

Anna S said...

I do carry my ID when I run but mainly because I usually have to drive to run. I'm not always the best about carrying it when I run from my house.

Jennifer said...

I know I should carry ID. This would help!

Unknown said...

I wear my road I'd all the time. You never know when this information may be needed.

Nancy Payette said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

redaussie3 said...

I have a road ID on my shoe

Kendra said...

I carry my license and wear a Road ID.

Courtney M said...

I love my road ID so much, I’ve bought one for my boyfriend and aunt who often run or cycle alone!

Natalia said...

I run alone and would love to win a Road ID!

coup420 said...

I normally just have my keys with me.

Laura Couto said...

I do not carry any type of ID with me unless I am at a destination race then i will have a credit card with me also.

Breanna S. said...

I try to always carry Id but some times I forget.

Libby K said...

I now carry some form of ID when I'm running. There have been some scary things happening lately and I just don't want to worry about it!

Sarah White said...

I usually just carry my phone, but during long road races I’ll carry my ID in a pocket! I’d love to try the Road ID!

starzine said...

Yes, I do.