Our Favorite Things {giveaway!}

Christmas is just a few short weeks away. For reals.

To celebrate, I have joined with some dear friends {affectionately called the Ladder Bloggers},  and put together a giveaway blog- hop for you to enjoy!

When I began thinking about a contribution to this giveaway, I immediately thought of my friend Brandi who creates amazing handbags. A few emails and whalla! I have a  Maris Rae tote to give to one of my readers. Glorious.

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You will love it. I know.

Her bags are handmade, with beautiful color combinations and will make a perfect gift for a friend or just something special for you to enjoy.

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The giveaway is for this medium size Maris Rae that retails at $58.00.

This Giveaway is Closed.

A winner will be chosen on Monday, December 3rd and will be notified by email. (The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If I don’t hear back from them, a new winner will be chosen.)

Now. On to the rest of the goodies! See all these beautiful things? They’re all being given away by my friends. Help yourself to these wonderful links and enjoy the beginnings of the Christmas season!

There is so much goodness {and so many chances to win!} if you’ll just follow me as we visit…

Visit each of my fellow bloggers to enter for their individual giveaways!

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

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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161 thoughts on “Our Favorite Things {giveaway!}

  1. Pingback: A Favorite Thing Giveaway! | Arranged By God

  2. One of my favorite things are these green iced tea glasses my grandmother passed down. They came in a bag of laundry soap – she collected them one at a time. They are a beautiful green glass with a pedastal bottom. I just love them! I have to say, my favorite thing at Maris Rae is a toss up between the Black Chandelier Bag and the Red Lipstick Bag. Gorgeous. (I’m already following you on twitter!)

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    • Oh, those sound so pretty! 🙂 I love colored glass.

      Doesn’t Maris Rae make the sweetest things? Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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    • Egyptian Licorice Tea… I’ve never tried such a thing. The closest to Licorice flavored tea I’ve ever tasted is Throat Coat (which I love when I’m sick. 🙂 ) I’ll have to keep my eye out for such a thing!

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  3. One of my favorite things are essential oils. Frankincense has been instrumental in reversing my fibrocystic breast disease. We use oils in our home daily from lavender for burns to peppermint for headaches. They are truly a blessing from God!

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    • Frankincense? That’s so interesting! I’ve been wanting to research on oils to help with some of my health issues… Do you have any suggestions of where to start reading up on them?

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  4. I would so so so love this bag. 😀

    One of my favorite things is hearing the birds sing every single morning, just before the sun comes up over the trees. It always brings me so much joy! ❤

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    • We had a huge flock of geese fly over us this morning… I was standing outside in the quiet snow, listening to them and thinking that I would truly miss the birds this winter.

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  5. Actually, fun, pretty, unusual handbags are probably on the favorite thing list. Singing hymns would have been my answer if I hadn’t just seen the handbag photo. 🙂 Thanks for the lovely giveaway and for promoting handmade. I came by from Always Alleluia.

    Grace and peace to you in Christ Jesus.

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  6. The bag is beautiful!
    Truly, one of my favorite things is to serve, within a group, like outreach to others. Such as serving up Thanksgiving dinner to the community or putting together a gift for someone. 🙂

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  7. I love getting gifts for others so it is one of my favorite things to do! =) Also love Earl Grey tea, spending time with my husband and two little ones, sunrises and so many other things! =)

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    • I’m just making myself a cup of Earl Grey! Too funny.
      Isn’t giving gifts a blast? I think that is one of favorites as well. 🙂

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    • Oh, that must have been fun! I never thought of doing a bridal shower that way… I will keep it in mind for a few friends who may be getting hitched before too long. 🙂

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  8. One of my favorite things…probably morning devotional times…when it’s dark except for a lit candle…and a mug of my favorite tea…and the Bible or my new “Hope” devotional in my hands. And His presence surrounding me.

    P.S. LOVE that bag! 😉

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    • Now, Laura, that sounds marvelous. 🙂 Maybe my next giveaway should be tea, candles and my favorite devotional.

      Thanks for following this blog and commenting and sharing pieces of life with me. I appreciate you. ❤

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  9. Most of my favorite things are not tangible. Like music, fellowship, a beautiful moment outdoors, or my heart coming alive in the Word. Other than that, my viola and piano are probably my favorite things.

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    • Hmm… yes. fellowship, music, outdoors… I agree heartily with all of those! (and if I had a piano- hopefully, someday! that would definitely be on the list as well.)

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  10. Thank you for giving us a chance to win an item. I would love a copy of pain redeemed. I’ve been looking into buying a copy and now there is a opportunity to own it without paying. Thanks again!!

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    • Hey, Julie! This giveaway is actually just for the Maris Rae Handbag– but I’ll email you about the book… Thanks so much for entering! 🙂

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  11. Have been enjoying your blog so much lately, Natasha. Especially the posts on being thankful for the hard things. Just what I’ve needed in this season of my life. Hope we can meet in real life someday. I get up to Lowville every once in a while…

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    • All of those things are simply beautiful. ❤
      And, thanks, Samantha, for your constant support and encouragement on this blog. It means a lot to me. 🙂

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  12. One of my favorite things? This season–times to snuggle up with my big fuzzy blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and either a good book or my Bible and journal. 🙂

    I’ve been looking around for a new purse and tote bag–thank you for the opportunity to win such a lovely one! 🙂

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    • That sounds marvelous. I’m hoping I get a chance to curl up today with a good book. I have a couple waiting for me… 🙂

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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  13. My favorite things… the little faces I see each morning, holding my hubby’s hand, hot cocoa, fuzzy socks, an encouraging word, the peace of God… I could go on and on! Lovely giveaway! I found this through Trina, my new real life friend! 🙂

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    • Oh, that was one of my favorite things while living in Haiti… We had a rainstorm every day and I would sit on the porch and just enjoy it. 🙂

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  14. One of my favorite things is watching my husband put out Christmas decorations, he loves this time of year and its cute to see how excited he gets!!

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    • That’s so fun! 🙂 My husband likes it when I put up twinkle lights… but other than that- I have to twist his arm a little to get my tree and other things up in a timely fashion. (He would put it up Christmas eve. 😛 )

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  15. One of my favorite things is sitting in a big comfy chair with a good book after the kids went to bed with a mug of warm vanilla milk! Peaceful and quiet…total me time at it’s finest…priceless!!!

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    • We just got our first significant snowfall here. I’m looking forward to evenings like this!

      Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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  16. One of my favorite things this year at Christmas is the Elf on the Shelf. I got one for my two daughters and I think I am just as excited about him as they are!

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  17. One of my favorite things is sitting by a real wood burning fireplace with a cup of hot tea, my reading glasses and a good book! Another favorite thing is the way God surprises me…this past year has been sensing His presence and hearing His voice as I step out of the shower…crazy sounding I know…the first word I heard was “obedience”, I said ok, but why am I hearing from you when I step out of the shower…I’m dripping wet, naked and feeling completely vulnerable…and He said, “intimacy” as plainly as if He had been standing right there! Love, love the way God delights and surprises! I should probably be blogging about this! LOL! blessings to you!! Follow you on Facebook.

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  18. My favorite thing is: Christmas! I love this time of year. The bright lights, expectancy, the idea that love came down at Christmas, in the form of a baby, and of course, the Christmas carols.

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  19. One of my favorite things is hot chocolate with a peppermint stick. I seem to slow down and take in everything when I am sipping on hot chocolate. I love the Flight of Archimedes medium Maris Rae handbag. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow you on Twitter, FB, RSS.

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  20. One of my favorite things is hosting a BBQ in the middle of a snow storm! It is so much fun to tell folks to bring their favorite summer foods over in February. I’ve had friends arrive pulling food on sleds b/c roads were closed. It is such a “spirit-lifter” in the midst of long, dark, February days.

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  21. (I’ve been secretly coveting a handbag one of my friend’s own of hers! Love them!!)
    and another one of my favorite things are smartwool socks. I mean really. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway! (found you via Kris @ Always Alleluia and am so glad I did)
    All for Him with hugs to you,
    Nikki

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  22. I have three sticks I have picked up in three special places: 1) a spot in the woods where I knelt and made an altar to God in my heart, 2) the shore of Muckross Lake in the Killarney Forest in Ireland- because, well, it was Ireland and there was a stick, 3) the little lot of woods where my sons have run amuk. Those three sticks just sit in a pile on a shelf and I am not sure anyone knows they are significant. I should probably alert someone. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely bag. I do not think one can have too many bags.

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    • Nor can anyone have too many sticks. 🙂 I have rocks. One from every state and every country that I’ve stood in. They are precious to me– and I’m sure are just rocks to everyone else. 🙂

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  23. I have SIX favorite things, and another on the way: nieces and nephews! They are all 7 and under and each one is so special and unique in their own way. I love them to pieces :)!

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  24. Favorite things… how do I pick just one?!?! I love my coffee mug… or most anything from Dayspring! I love my colored pens that I use for journaling … and my hubby and kids are my favorite things…

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  25. My favorite thing is peace and quiet with my Lord while my kiddos are napping. Of course that means they need to nap at the same time, which doesn’t always happen, but that’s okay.

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  26. Ummmm the Flight of Archimedes bag is super sweet! But not as sweet as the one you have for this giveaway! I LOVE those wool flower pins too! And you know….I’m a “fan” of NM on every vehicle possible…the total “geektress”!

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    • Ha! 🙂 My husband always says, when I get on to check my social media– “What, are you checking in with your groupies?”

      Love you. Thanks for entering the giveaway. 🙂

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    • Oh, I love this time of year when I can make eggnog and not feel strange. 🙂 Though I do make it regularly at odd times like… You know, all summer.

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  27. One of my favorite things is baking cinnamon. Anything with cinnamon in it baking in the oven is just fantastic. Makes me smile every time.

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    • Oh, yes! 🙂 I adore cinnamon. It’s in the plans to make cinnamon ornaments today. I’m excited and my house is going to smell fantastic.

      Thanks for entering!

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  28. One of my favorite things is listening to my children laugh when playing with them….and seeing the pure joy on their faces!!!! God has been good to me.

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