December 07, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday and a Giveaway!

The last Wake Up Wednesday challenge was to set a goal for the New Year.  Last year my goal was to stretch outside of myself.  This year my word is GIVE.  I'll tell you more about this as the New Year starts.  I have some ideas to add to Wake Up Wednesdays and I think it's going to be cool.  Sorry for the vagueness.  I'll explain soon.

This week's challenge to to give a gift to someone you wouldn't normally give one to.  We all have our family lists of people to give to, but wouldn't it be neat to surprise someone else with a gift?  It could be a cashier at your favorite store.  It could be someone from work.  It could be an elderly neighbor.  The point is to surprise someone who might not know you care.  It doesn't have to by pricey.  It could be something homemade and simple or even a thoughtful card.
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Now before you go we have a fun giveaway from Ashley at the Shine Project.  You've heard me talk about Ashley a few times.  She's an awesome, upbeat girl trying to do some good in the world.  She's been working a lot of months to start a scholarship fund for underprivileged students at Cesar Chavez High School in Arizona.  You can read more about the project HERE.  Many of you have joined in to help in the project.  Thank you!

Today Ashley is giving away a Shine necklace....



 


...and a Shine T-shirt.



She's also offering all of you readers a deal on the Shine necklaces.  Buy two get one free.  (Just tell her you're coming over from here to get the deal.)  I think these would make a great Christmas presents.

For more info about how to get involved in Ashley's Shine project you can also visit her blog HERE.

Just leave ONE comment to enter the giveaway.  Thanks for reading.

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED.

187 comments:

Unknown said...

What an awesome project! I also love her necklaces!

Jeanine The Crafting Fiend said...

very fun idea - love the shirt and how you did your hair!

Jeanine The Crafting Fiend said...

very fun idea - love the shirt and how you did your hair!

MandyJoyLoves♥ said...

Awesome t-shirts! Thank you! =)

janet @ the ordinary life of jannybean said...

That's one of my favourite quotes. Love those necklaces too!

Jennifer Sharpe said...

I love the necklaces and the shirts!
jenrsharpe@yahoo.com

Kyle said...

Awesome idea and adorable necklace!

Pattij said...

I just love the necklaces and the shirts too!
Evin5 at aol dot com

Dreamingof03 - Heather said...

I love the message - and how cute is the small round with the flower! Awesome project and the single word necklace is touching. <3

Ashley said...

Such a great cause! Love the necklaces!

Unknown said...

I love the necklaces! They are super cute and the t-shirts are adorable.

Lili said...

Love those t-shirts! Very inspirational!

Tana said...

Great project. I love the necklaces & the shirts are awesome!! Love the message!

Shannon said...

Love the shirt and necklace...great teach gifts!!

Melinda said...

Love Ashley and The Shine Project, she's an inspiration!

Mamanon said...

I love them both! So beautifull!
I'm inn!

Christine said...

what a wonderful project! thanks for the giveaway!

Kim said...

what an awesome cause! I love it, her products are adorabel!

Paul & Marlee said...

What an awesome idea! I Love it!

Anonymous said...

I love Ashley's SHINE PROJECT and what it stands for! The new shirts are so cute and I have always loved the necklaces! Great Giveaway!

Megan said...

Love the project and the giveaway! Thanks!

sewVery said...

The necklaces are adorable! sewvery(at)gmail(dot)com

controlling craziness said...

Thanks for the chance to win. What a great saying!

Meig Heyburn said...

I love what she's doing for her community and inspiring others in the greater community. I'm so proud to know there are people like her in this world who are so brave to keep fighting the good fight.

navymomma said...

what an awsome giveaway thanks!

Sandy said...

What a special project! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Unknown said...

Those are the cutest shirts!

cheeksb said...

very sweet project

Colville Clan said...

I love that yellow shirt! Eyecatching with a great saying. I have a ring that says that. Love that rose necklace! Thanks for the opportunity!

Katie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

annette said...

Nice.

Tasha Dale said...

Love the "shine on" shirt! Such a great design and cause!

Libby's Life said...

I love her tshirts!! She is such an amazing woman!!

Dusty said...

Awesome T-shirts!

Domanique said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway the shirt and necklace are too cute. I am so impressed with the design, it's always good to be reminded to shine!

Kari said...

LOVE the necklaces- so pretty. And the T-shirts are pretty awesome too!

Kimi Coopet said...

The necklace is GORGEOUS!

Alicia said...

Awesome. I love those necklaces!
alicia9265(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kami Essig said...

Sweet, love them both! :)

kamiessig at gmail dot com

Lara Petch said...

It only takes one person to change somebodies life :) What a wonderful person!

Clare14 said...

Great necklaces! I wouldn't be able to wear one of the shirts for a while if I won since I'm currently growing out of regular sizes... ;) But but I'd wear the necklace a bunch until I could wear them together. Wonderful Project!

aleighoop said...

I would love to be able to have this shirt, it would be a good reminder to always have a positive attitude and to set a good example for my son.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful necklaces!

sb said...

What an admirable project. And the necklaces are cute to boot!

Anonymous said...

Amazing necklaces! I would LOVE to win :)

Sarah, Jordan, and Faye said...

what an awesome idea...and what a great lady :)

Danyelle said...

Such a fantastic project and cute designs!

MommaWard said...

Such cute things!
themrsward at yahoo dot com

Cara said...

what a great project. and super cute necklaces too!

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh those necklaces are soo pretty and those tshirts are dang SUPER fun!!! love em!!!

Leslie Anne said...

Those tee shirts are super cute.

Unknown said...

Ashley is an awesome woman and inspiration.

shelley said...

Beautiful necklace. Would love to win it.
shelley.scottwright@gmail.com

Megan said...

What an awesome project. Love her necklace, shirt and lovely smile :)

girly girl mom said...

What an awesome young lady. Love that she gives back.

Amy said...

Thanks to Ashley and thanks for the giveaway!

Meg said...

what a fabulous idea! I love the idea behind the shine project :)

The Olive Tree Blog said...

sign me up :)

Kendra said...

What a beautiful necklace! I love the shirts too!

Emily Hayes said...

love the shirts as well as the necklaces

Patti said...

I Love this necklace!

Felicia said...

I'm excited to do this weeks challenge. Thank you for the charge to step outside ourselves and remember others. I really needed that reminder today!

-the necklace is simply beautiful and who wouldn't love one of those fun upbeat T's.
felicia_cooper(at)hotmail(dot)com

daniellebressner said...

Awesome necklace, hope I win!!!
Daniellebressner@msn.com

Renee-The Hungry Monster said...

Great giveaway!

Sarah said...

what an awesome project!! and i love those necklaces!

Rebecca said...

LOVE those necklaces!!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gwynn Gang said...
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Ben and Taryn said...

Love the Shine project! Beautiful necklaces too.

lucy.vitek said...

Ive been following her for quite some time and I love her "Shine Project" posts.

Gwynn Gang said...

I would love to win this for my former college roommate's mother Debbie Forrest. Debbie always had inspirational words for us whenever we felt down about our academic, social, or spiritual lives. Her motto was "don't shrink, SHINE!" Debbie was also voted Mother of the Year in 2006 and even went to Washington DC to get the award. She runs her own nonprofit now in Arizona. I would love to track Debbie down and give her this necklace and let her know how she's influenced my life.
gwynn.gang@gmail.com is my email, if I have the pleasure of winning this special item!

Anonymous said...

Love the shirt! So fun!

Laura said...

Great project and love necklaces and shirt. My daughter would love the shirt. cactusroper2002@yahoo.com

Laura R said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Love the necklace and such a great "Project"!!

mommy.2kidsnc (at) yahoo (dot) com

Unknown said...

i LOVE it! SHINE ON! :)

Unknown said...

Love this! Thanks!

{S h a y l e e} @
Mother {at} Heart

Channy said...

That is a wonderful project, the necklaces and the shirts are cute also.
On another note, I believe I will to your challenge but I will give to a couple people I don't normally give to. When I thought about it I thought of more then one person, such as my favorite barista.

LauraH said...

What a great idea! Great shirt and necklace!

aStarToSteerHerBy said...

Those t-shirts are great! And the necklaces are lovely! What a great project she has going on! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

JaCobi said...

Such a great project! Love the necklaces and especially the t-shirts! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

love what she's doing over at The Shine Project! So awesome!

bk said...

such a great idea and necklace!

Bria said...

Such a great project...and a great giveaway! Thank you so much. :)

Rebecca Dolores said...

Super cute! I'd love them!!

Esplins said...

What a fun giveaway! Thanks!

One Desperate Mom said...

Two words: Ashley rocks.

Cheryl said...

I love the idea of that project- what a great cause. And seriously amazing necklaces and shirts!!!

Shalise said...

Her project is amazing and products adorable! I'd love to win!

KAT said...

Adorable necklaces!

MJStump said...

I have never heard that quote before...LOVE IT! Need one of those shirts too :)

Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com said...

The necklace is beautiful!

Tommie @ Ilene Books said...

I love the new Shine shirts, and the flower necklace. So cute!

Manda said...

What a great reminder to GIVE this holiday season!

Kreatita T said...

What a lovely necklace and t-shirt

The One and Only said...

OH, I would so love to win this necklace....My BFF see each other every Christmas Day, it's our tradition, but this year all the adults have decided not to give presents, not even a Kris Kringle, cuz we are all so broke, so we are just giving to the kids. My BFF is the best person I know!! She is raising three kids by herself and is a fantastic 2nd grade teacher! I would love to give this to her (technically I never bought it, if I won, heehee) because she still shines through all her trials and triumphs!!

Xuan said...

What a great project. Thanks for the opportunity.

Kesley said...

awesome project AND giveaway :)

Wolf Family said...

I LOVE the necklaces, t-shirts and Shine Blog!

kwolf42@hotmail.com

isa poirier said...

Amazing project !
Amazing girl !
Beautiful necklaces !

Thanks for the giveaway !

isabellehomier at gmail .com

Shana said...

I think Shine is a great slogan. Cool giveaway.
shanasteve@msn.com

Makin Memories Of Us said...

Love the necklaces!! :)

Brit said...

Cute necklaces. Going over now to learn more about her project...

tweetyscute said...

I love these.
ninajanke (@)gmail dot com

Connie Babe said...

love the shirts..

Cindy said...

Yes, please. Cindyhinckley at msn

JessAddington said...

I love Ashley's blog and would love one of her necklaces! What a beautiful message!

Liz said...

Very cool. I love the grey and yellow on the shirts! liz.taylor24@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The necklace is sweet, but I also love a cute shirt!

mrs.pulido@hotmail.com

Carmen said...

Gorgeous!! I love them.

Michelle T said...

Nice necklaces!

Tara said...

If I won this shine necklace I have the perfect person to surprise and gift it to her to show her that I care. Its someone I have become friends with via my daughters school and our paths have crossed a few timees. Thank you for a great give a way.

Jen said...

Love Ashley's blog and the shirt and necklace! This would be a perfect gift for my little sis and I might have to get one for myself too!

Shannon Hazleton said...

Beautiful.

Mandy said...

love the necklaces! cute shirt too! thanks for the chance to win! :)

Christina Marie said...

I adore the necklace with the rose! Can she ship to Canada before Christmas if I order from her?
soulrunner(at)hotmail(dot)ca

Jennyroo said...

How great! Thanks to you (and Ashley) for sharing!

Eileen said...

those are such cool necklaces and love the shine project idea. thanks for the opportunity and have great day

MartiniqueBrice said...

Things have been so hard for me lately...I would love to win this and give to my mother for Christmas.....love the t-shirt and necklace and know she would too...

Cactusflower said...

This would make a wonderful sweet 16 gift for my daughter. Her birthday is just a few weeks after Christmas, and I won't be able to do what I would love to do (my sister does Christmas for my girls as it is). I hope you choose me, so I can give this to my sweet girl!

Katie @ the terpblog said...

love this! and love the idea of shining on!

Anonymous said...

Cute stuff and great cause. :)

sarah at dahlhome dot org

BJ Nelson said...

This is such a great cause!

bandgeek66 at hotmail dot com

krstly said...

Beautiful necklaces

Amy said...

These necklaces are really adorable! I love how she uses the beads to dress them up a bit. All for a great cause!

Amy @ jackspratwife.blogspot.com

amyvernagallo at gmail dot com

Bridgit said...

Shine on!
bridgit (at) tomcook d0t net

Jessica said...

The necklace is so cute!

Jess said...

Great project! Love the shirts and necklaces!

Anonymous said...

love that necklace!! shine on!

Kris said...

love the necklace - very cute!

Wendy said...

Very cute
jaberwax@aol.com

Mary said...

What cheerful necklaces! Love them! :)

salad.and.poptarts@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I love all of her stuff!
Kim

kbankids said...

What an awesome idea. I love the saying on the shirts.

Cat said...

I love the shine project! They are the current "charity of the quarter" for my shop. What a great idea!

Andrea said...

I love The Shine Project! And I love that you do these Wake Up Wednesdays. Thanks for the great ideas to help us all become better people. :)

The Wilkins' said...

I love the idea of "shine." Such a great word to be interpretted in so many inspiring ways. I'd love to have a necklace or shirt to remind myself to "shine."

Danielle Annett said...

love the concept behind SHINE!
luvyabunches121@yahoo.com

Julie R. said...

I already gave gifts to our garbage collector persons. Got them cards and Starbucks gift cards. Left them taped to the lid of the trash can:) They work so hard and the mornings here have been so cold... I think it's a great idea to give a gift to someone who would not expect it of you.

Unknown said...

I Love Ashley & "The Shine Project" !

Kristina said...

Love the Shine Project. If we were all like Ashley - the world would be an amazing place.

Tanae Nelson said...

I have been following Ashley's blog since you posted about the change for change. I love inspiring people like this. It motivates me to look around and see what I can do to help those around me.

Cerrisse said...

Love Ashley!!! great giveaway! :)

Anonymous said...

Gonna have to head over and check out the necklace for sure. I love your idea to give a gift to someone. Gonna do that for sure....

sherrychiang said...
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sherrychiang said...

Her necklaces are so beautiful!Hope to be the lucky winner.

sherrychiang0905@hotmail.com

The Taylor Family said...

This is a great giveaway. I love her project!
Hallielouwho at gmail dot com

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories said...

Ashley is wonderful! Her cause is so worthy!! And thanks for the chance to win a cool necklace and T-shirt!

Wenqi said...
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Brandon and Natalie said...

I love that idea! nattiesue2 @ hotmail dot com

Ashley Romney said...

What an amazing challenge, I can't wait to figure out who I am going to give a gift too! I LOVE this giveaway, the shine project and I am momma both inspire me so much! My fingers are crossed tight!

Kimberly T. said...

I love her Shine necklaces! I need to go buy one for myself and my oldest girls, but I'd love to win one even more. :)

Spencer said...
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Unknown said...

I love the "Shine On" t-shirt it reminds me of that song "Play On" by Carrie Underwood. I love the necklace! I would love to win!

Stephanie :) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! It will make the perfect gift for a friend!

Unknown said...

Yay! I would love to win one of her necklaces and t shirts. :)

Mrunmayee said...

Lovely necklace and lovely cause. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carla G said...

How wonderful! Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Montgomery Family said...

How fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Brooke Hill said...

So cute!!! I love that she is working so hard for her cause!

Tara-ComfyandPrettyBlog said...

her project is thoughful

Tiffany said...

That's one of my favorite quotes, from Gandhi. Bring on the SHINE.

Lindsay said...

I think it is such a great cause! I love the jewelry and the shirts! Perfect right before Christmas!

Athena said...

Wonderful project and great necklace and t-shirt!

cereza25 at yahoo dot com

kim said...

Those necklaces are beautiful and what a great project!

Unknown said...

Her projects are so inspiring!!!!!!
I love the necklaces!

Burprags and Bustiers said...

It is so good to see someone so kind hearted enough to do some good locally, it seems we give away so much help to other outries, our people need taken care of and charity as well. What she is doing is brilliant and beautiful!

Heather said...

These are adorable!

Kathy - mom of many said...

Very cute necklace and I love the quote on her t-shirt...be the change you want to see. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathy
bigfamily 8 (at) yahoo (dot) (com)

Valerie said...

What a great message!

Unknown said...

Such a wonderful project!

Bean said...

This little light of mine -- thanks for the great gift idea

Laney said...

I'm inspired. Great message.
Kimmie

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful necklace, great message.

aimz said...

Awesome!

Funfor5andunder said...

Love the necklace and t-shirt!! We took the challenge and gave a gift to the janitor at my kids' school. On Christmas day, we usually make up some goodie bags and take them to gas station workers. Thanks for the challenge!

Tara said...

Love the message on the shirt! And of course I love giveaways!

Kylie said...

Ah!! Yes please!
ky.jackson@gmail.com

The Biggs Family said...

I would love this

Melanie said...

Love the necklaces...especially the one with the flower charm!

Elizabeth said...

Those necklaces are so pretty! Anyone would be thrilled to win one, I'm sure :)

Tammie said...

There is a person in my life who I feel I never can repay for the person that she is, always thinking of others and never wanting anything in return. You have made me realize today is the day to repay. Love the giveaway.Thanks

Sheila Fish said...

I love the challenge for this week as well as the giveaway. I love reading what others are doing to better the world and I agree 100% with the t-shirt.. be the change you wish to see!

Jenea said...

I love the necklaces, so cute!

katie said...

ooh! I want to win! The necklace is so pretty!

Staci J said...

I LOVE Ashley's blog!! The necklace is gorgeous!

Michele said...

I love the necklace! So cute and such a great message!

Jamie said...

Cute! Thanks

Jessica said...

this is such a great giveaway for such a great cause!

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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