Good morning, friends! Hope everyone enjoyed a great weekend!
Ok, here's what was on my heart and mind over the weekend (and off and on the past two months!) ~
I would really like to go to this conference! I'm usually not big on wanting to go to conferences, but this one has drawn my interest in from the very beginning. I saw it somewhere and read about it - oh, it looks good! I think what draws me in are both the speaker lineup (um, Sally Clarkson AND Ann Voskamp plus a host of others!) but also the relational aspects. When I read their description of the mission behind it - it just really compelled me to want to go!
Then, three people within a short span wrote and sent me a link with a "wouldn't it be fun to go to this?!" type message! Honestly, our travel budget is already allocated for going to Colorado twice this year - so I've thought I couldn't go. To top it off, the third person was my friend Megan who also wanted to room together!
However, the desire to go is still there and I'm going to step out in faith and see what God does! Tickets went on sale at midnight and bless Megan, she stayed up and got both of us registered! Yeah - we're going!
Wow, now we need to earn our funds to go! We signed up early because of the Early Bird discount - can't miss out on saving a little money you know!
So, here's the deal. Both Megan and I are hoping to sell some of our crafting to earn our way there! We've each chosen something to sell for $10 each and we each need to make and sell 100 of our items to cover our costs. I'm hoping to get to go by selling garlands that I've been making for both Christmas and Easter! And, Megan will be selling her cute zippy bags! Here's a link to all of her crafty goodies for now - will update later with a link to the zippy's!
To make things fun, Megan came up with this chart which she will update with her trusty markers to show you how close we are to reaching our goal!
Let's talk about the garlands:
With Easter coming up - these would be a great addition to your home for focusing our hearts on God! Or, I'm still willing to do the Christmas ones.
Go here to read all about the Easter garland! And, here for Christmas garlands! I'll fill the orders for Easter garlands first since there Easter is closer, but still plan to have all of these done as quickly as possible. However, it is just me! I homeschool, mother, and have a home and family to care for - so I will be working diligently to get them done as timely as possible.
I need to sell 100 of these garlands to cover my expenses for the conference and they will be $10 each including shipping (within the US). I'm so sorry I had to bump the price up a bit - but the laminating has gone up as well as the postage which I found out the hard way at Christmas.
Anyway, if you're still with me here - and would like to order a garland here's how:
Send me an e-mail to thehomespunheart (at) hotmail (dot) com or therustyrobin (at) gmail (dot) com and include the following:
* Your name
* Your mailing address
* Your order: Christmas or Easter and how many garlands
* How you would like to pay: Pay Pal or by mailing me a check (if you do want to do Pay Pal, I will send you an invoice or you can send the $10 to therustyrobin (at) gmail (dot) com.
**** UPDATE ****
I'm up to 66 out of my 100 goal! Yeah! I have four extra Easter garlands ready to go at this moment, but cannot guarantee that I'll finish any more by Easter - if you're still interested in ordering - please go ahead and send me an e-mail. Thank you so much for helping me reach my goal!!
Now, just to help spread the word - I'm offering up a garland here as a giveaway! If you would be so kind as to post these garlands on your blog - then come back here and let me know you did, you are automatically entered! Or if you prefer to post about Megan's zippy bags - I'll accept that as an entry too. That's it!
I will draw a winner on Friday and if you have already ordered a garland, I'll happily send it to you at no charge or refund you if you've already paid. Sound fun?
Thank you in advance for your support of my crafting and I'm excited to see how God will provide! If you've ordered in the past, thank you for that too and for indulging me to talk about these garlands one more time!
UPDATE: First of all, thanks so much to all of you who ordered or posted about this today!! I've got orders for 20 garlands - yeah!
Here is an updated link to Megan's zippy bags - and she is giving a bag away too! So, make sure to stop by and find out how you can be entered to win or help Megan on her way to Relevant!