Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Week of Giveaways - Day 7 Final Day

The babies have been on the move! H has learned to roll from front to back, and K, on two occasions, has made his way from back to front, though I am not sure if those were just happy accidents. This morning I caught these shots as we were practicing our tummy time...

Yesterday's Winner:

We had 9 entries for the butterfly frame and random.org's lucky number generator spit out the number 8 so our winner is Lachlan's Mum! CONGRATS! Just send me an email with your address to doinggoodinhername(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get that sent out to you.

Week of Giveaways - Final Day:

For my final giveaway I decided to offer this beautiful "Hope" journal. 

Writing has become such a huge part of me these past two years. I don't go anywhere without a journal nearby. Often times as I am driving, or doing some other things, the words to a poem come to mind, or an observation on life that I want to jot down, or a character for my next novel. If I didn't always keep a journal nearby, those thoughts would be forgotten.

How to Enter:

If you would like to be entered into this giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me what you might use this journal for. You can say whatever you like- poetry, to write songs, grocery lists. :) I will pick our final winner tomorrow morning at (around) 10AM.

**A few housekeeping notes:

Doing Good In Her Name is currently seeking donations of children's books to build a bookshelf for use at Danbury Hospital's brand new NICU. Our hope is that these books will help to make the stay for these families a little more pleasant. The books are for children of all ages, as they can be read to NICU patients, and their siblings. At the end of their stays, they will be welcome to take the books home with them. We are collecting books through June and are still quite a far ways out from our goal. If you can help at all, please visit here. All donations are tax deductible.

Exhale Magazine's first visual arts contests was too close to call, so we are asking our readers to vote for their favorites by voting on Exhale's facebook page. Simply "like" your favorite to cast your vote. This voting continues through June 1st


  1. I'm sure I could find a great use for the journal. Mainly, I just wanted to say that you are a wonderful writer. I've followed your blog for such a long time now. I can't remember how I found my way here!

    Your way of writing kept me coming back for a visit (the really cute picture of Peyton also helped!!). I'm thrilled to see you having so much fun with the babies. Just know that Peyton and you and know the babies have made an impression on my heart. I share your story often with those outside of the IF world. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Writing is such an important part of my life now. It helps me to express myself in a way I just can't do with spoken words (actually I often find myself speaking the words I have just written in a way that I would never have been able to do without writing first). Often I'll be writing, crying, and finding myself thinking, "Oh, so that's how I feel about that." As you say, I would use the journal to capture important, fleeting thoughts before they get away...

  3. I would love to use this journal for my poetry. I love having a place to privately create.

  4. I have been looking for something to keep track of special dates, this may be just the thing! Thank you for all of your giveaways!

  5. I'd use it to write notes to Cala, maybe memories, funny stories about her, things she's done that make me smile, milestones, etc! Her nursery is pinks and oranges and greens, this would be great for my little flower! :)

    Those are some super cute pics of the snowflakes!!!

  6. If you pick me, I'd like you to pick again and bless someone else. I'd like that person to know that it was passed on to them from a fellow reader who is hoping that they will use the notebook to capture the essence of whatever is on their heart.
    I love your blog; I found you today off of Twitter (I'm "ChristianDoula"). Would you please read about my recent miscarriage and the new website project I am working on? Any attention we can give it, is greatly appreciated. It is on my doula blog (the new website will be elsewhere, once it's funded and up) http://www.birthingpains.blogspot.com

    For His Glory,

  7. I'd keep it to jot down the little somethings that my rainbow girl will do when she comes...and oh how I'm hoping those days really will come. Sending you love!

  8. I would love to have that journal for writing out patterns I have designed.

  9. I will use the journal to write letters to Alexander. Thanks again.

  10. I always love keeping a prayer journal. I love to look back and see how HE has answered them. :)


  11. i would love to win this. Lately i have had so much going through my head and have been writing alot of it down on any scrap paper i can find close by so i would use it to keep with me to write all of those thoughts down on. I would also use it to write down my dreams in when i wake up because i hate forgetting the good ones.

  12. Well I think I HAVE to enter this giveaway. I would like it..... just because :)

  13. I always have a journal going. I just one up and my new one is very small, so I'll be ready for one soon!

  14. I love journals! I am always looking for a place to write down my thoughts and special memories :)

  15. Love reading your blog. Congratulations on your twins. I have wanted twins all my life. The closest I came to twins were grandchildren born 1 week apart. Peyton is a beautiful angel baby. Love the pictures.
    Would love to have the journal to keep track of books that I have read.

  16. Congratulations to Lachlan's mom!

    What cuties!

  17. The babies are beautiful Kristen. I am happy to see them.