Now….Oh gosh, I’m excited today. It’s our first Momastery Give-away!!!
If you are new to the blogging world, you might not know how these blog “Give-Aways” typically work. Usually, if a blog gets a lot of traffic, businesses contact the blogger and asks her if she would like to receive one of their products to keep and another to give away to her readers. In return, the blogger links to the business’ site, and often says lovely things about the product. This system, along with ads, is how bloggers usually make money.
I don’t do that. Tragically, I understand clearly that God does not want me to accept a penny or a single freebie for my writing on this blog. This is a crying shame, because I’ve been offered some really cool stuff. Really cool stuff. And trust me, I’ve looked hard for loopholes in this rule. But when I explain these loopholes to God, She just rolls her eyes and points emphatically at the keyboard. So, whatever. No freebies for me. I just wanted you to know that when we do Give-aways at Momastery, it won’t be because I’m getting something free. It’ll be because I found something special that a Monkee makes and I want YOU to get something free and for the BusinessMonkee to get some new business. And if I want the product for myself, I’ll buy it. Money and Monkees don’t have much in common. Well, except for the M and the O. Also the N. And um, the E. Weird.
If there were one message that I’d love for the Monkees to take away from this magical year we’ve spent together, and one message for my children to read every morning in our home, it would be this: we can do hard things.
Aren’t they beautiful? Aren’t they just PERFECT?
Kristi will be giving them both away today. The first sign will go to a new follower from yesterday or today… so Come out, Come out shy Monkees…. sign up as a follower! We want you, we need you, and we’re not afraid to bribe you! The second sign will go to a commenter from today. Kristi will choose the winners randomly Sunday evening. So don’t stress about leaving a fancy, smart comment or anything. Any old comment will do. And if you get a chance, go check out Kristi’s etsy shop. She is wonderful. I just love, love her work.
If you don’t win the giveaway, it’s okay, you can still order a sign from her. In any color. And she’s donating $5 from every sale of our custom Monkee signs to the orphanage.
Craig and I are ordering a blue one to send to the orphanage. We hope they’ll hang it in their classroom.
Ladies….WE CAN DO HARD THINGS. My favorite part is the WE part.