Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I LOVE Dayspring!!!!

Latest & greatest update: our winner has responded, and has been sent the code. Random.org chose comment #8, Suz and Allan, and they are now the blessed recipients. Thanks to everyone for participating in my giveaway; I hope that there will be lots more to come!

Update: Our little friend, random.org, has chosen a winner. I am in the process of notifying them by email; once they have responded, I will post the name.

Boy, do I LOVE Dayspring products! About a month ago, I was given the chance to review another product from these wonderful people, so of course I signed up. I got to review some of their Mr. & Mrs. line back in February, so I jumped at the chance to do it again. I wasn't sure which thing I'd get, but I knew it would be from their Ornate Metal collection. Lo & behold, last week, the UPS man delivered my "present!" It was this gorgeous metal tray, that I instantly fell in love with.
Let me tell you, peeps, this thing is SOLID. According to Dayspring, it weighs about 4.5 pounds, which is not too heavy, unless, of course, it's loaded with books. But why anyone would cover this tray with books is beyond me.... just sayin'. The entire tray (with handles) is about 20" by 12," and is NOT appropriate for direct contact with food. I'd be afraid to ruin the finish (or the flavor) anyway. It's a beautiful, antique-y tray with this deep engraving in the bottom that makes me smile every time I look at it. What will I use it for? Making me smile, of course!

The best part is the cross in the middle. When we bought & moved into this house eight years ago, we started putting crosses up - big ones on the walls, little ones above light switches, medium ones above bathroom lavatories, you get the idea. My Sunday School kids have been helping me out - every Christmas, I get at least one cross that I get to put up somewhere. I love that!

The retail price for the tray is $29.99, but right now, Dayspring's got their Ornate Metal collection on sale, so it's selling for $17.99. Deal! Plus, for this entire month, use the coupon code May20 and get 20% MORE off. Of course, you will still have to pay shipping costs, which is $6.45 if you only get this tray. BUT, if you spend $50, shipping is FREE! So, get busy, and go shopping!

Here's the fun part: Dayspring has gifted me with a $20 coupon code to give away to one lucky reader. I'd love to give it to you! Leave a comment on this post, telling me which wonderful thing you'd love to get from Dayspring, and you're entered! If you're already a follower, leave me another comment for another entry. All entries must be received by Sunday, May 15 at 6:00 Central Daylight Time, after which I will draw a winner using random.org. I'll notify the winner by email, so make sure it's listed somewhere. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, or I'll have to choose another entry. Don't let that happen! Love me, love my Dayspring! Y'all have a great day!

(Lawyer's Chorus: The Feds require me to tell you that I received this tray in exchange for writing this review. No money changed hands. The opinions are mine. If I hated the tray, I'd tell you, but I don't!)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother Day

Yes, I know, theres really an "s" after mother, but I'm not sure if it's 's, or s' so I left it off entirely! I'm strong that way.

Happy Mother Day to all of you! Even if you're not a mother yet, you still had one. It's like they say, "Everyone's got a mother." Good, bad, or indifferent ones, we all have one. Here on earth, still causing you grief (it's what we do best you know), or in Heaven (REALLY causing you grief). So celebrate the fact that someone gave birth to you. Celebrate the beautiful Spring weather (I hope). Celebrate life!!!!

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..."
Jeremiah 1:5