Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pure Love Giveaway 2 winners!

This is admittedly one of my favoritest parts of hosting giveaways...announcing the winners.

It takes me several hours to write down the names of all who entered...you read that right- several hours - because not everyone leaves comments on the giveaway post ;) And I don't want anyone to miss out on a chance to win, so I scour every post for the past 2 and a half weeks to make sure I don't miss anyone...and some people combine entries in one comment instead of leaving separate comments for each entry. And sometimes, being the accounting genius that I am, I number every name and get to #369 and realize I skipped ten numbers back at 270...so I go back and re-number every name. Yes, I am a nerd. Because if random.org drew number 273, I would feel like I cheated the real #273 and gave the $500 Walmart card to Bob when it should have gone to Sally. So rest assured, if you donated or facebooked or blogged for the giveaway, you were entered to win!

But for reals, this is one of my favoritest parts. Because I love imagining the winners clicking on A Perfect Lily on their blogger dashboard or google reader and holding their breath as they scroll down the list of names and then letting out a gigantic SHRIEK as they see their name on that list, and then imagining them screaming to their husband "I WON!!!!!!! I WON THE EXCLUSIVE LILYBIRD HAIRCLIP ON THE PURE LOVE GIVEAWAY!!!!!!" (okay, there was no hairclip this time, but you get the picture.)

What, you don't scream like that when you win something? Shame. Come to my house and watch the show today. Because I won the Biblioplan History book on my friend Julia's blog, and when I woke up and checked my emails from my phone in bed, I woke poor Lilybird up with my shrieking. (And yes, if you're wondering, friends can win friend's giveaways. I called the rule people and they said that's okay. This isn't Reader's Digest Sweepstakes, people, it's a blog.) Anyway- yipppeeeeeeee!!!

If you haven't been watching, my two little angels on the Angel Tree, Robyn and Artem, now have an extra $2,549 and $5,550 in their grant funds on Reece's Rainbow. And little Brent, who is not on the Angel Tree, but was featured in our Pure Love Giveaway, now has $1,288 in his grant fund. The Kehm's have been visting daily with Peter...keep checking back here for updates, because if you donated to Ty or Peter, you helped that little boy find his forever family, and I don't want you to miss it. The smile on Peter's face as he's sitting on his Daddy's lap is worth more than gold to me. I cannot wait for the day that we see the same thing happen for Artem and Robyn and Brent.

I want to thank each and every reader for helping make these Christmas miracles happen. Some of you gave before the giveaway even started- those grant funds are a reflection of the hope and genuine love in people's hearts out there, and I am so honored to call you my friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you are doing for orphans. I hope you feel like I do, that the best reward is seeing a child in the arms of his family.

Soooo...without further ado... (I think I say that every giveaway;))...

The Winner's:
 (and I left a comment next to one winner's name to distinguish her from another Katie.)



The $500 gift card to either Walmart or Target or Amazon.com (winner's choice!) goes to...

Jo's Corner



Miracles Happen Every Day necklace by Ollie Faith Designs....

Colette





$50 Target gift card...

Luba B



Artwork by Meriah at With a Little Moxie...


Mandy Rhodes


$50 gift credit to Lily's Scentsy Store...


Heather Seal



$50 gift card to Amazon.com ...

LilsMama205



Hairbow by Flowerful Headbands (two winners)...

Lynette Berger

shakamboqer


$25 Starbucks Gift Card..


Kellan's Momma




Custom made jacket...




Amy





$25 iTunes gift card...


FourMileFarm




Heavenly plug-in and lavender bar from Scentsy... 


Bailey



$50 Walmart card...


Chris Hanlon




custom necklace from Mattie Grace Gifts: (two winners)...


Shanti Joy

Sara



$25 Bath and Body works gift card..


Stacey in Colorado



10 greeting cards from Switzerland...


Kim B


$25 gift card to Sears....


Glenn





Scentsy full-size warmer and bar (winner's choice)...

JHilman




$10 Amazon gift card..


Keely




$20 gift card to Target..

Katie ..shared this on Facebook. Let's spread the word.


$100 gift card to Home Depot...


Lisa *Daniel's Mom*



Congratulations, winners! Please contact me with your info so I can put you in touch with the gracious folks who donated all of the prizes.


If you didn't win here- please go check my blogging partner Julia's blog to see her list of winners...she saw some amazing things happen for 15 orphans, and I know many of you were part of that. I want to personally thank Julia for boosting our giveaway as well- God has truly blessed me with a friend in you, Julia.

Back tomorrow with pictures of Lily...I have a hunch there are a few people who have missed her!

 yippppeeeee!!!!

18 comments:

cathy said...

Congrats to all & God bless you, Patti


xoxo
cathy

Katie said...

Patti- I think that's me that won the Target gift card?? Im in total shock right now and screaming!!!

katielizabeth84 at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Congrats to all the winners!!

Glenn said...

WOOOHOOO! I'm getting a new set of wrenches from Sears! And I sent another $25 for Brent.

Glenn

Jo's Corner said...

Dear Patti ~ I am so happy! I have to tell you that I took a step in Faith and God has truly Blessed me! I am the Winner of the $500 gift card! Thank You, for bringing attention to these Precious children. I pray that I get to see each one of them come home to their families!
Now I need to find your email, so I can send you my info.! Or, you can send it to me at:
jomoseley57 at gmail dot com

Thank You, Patti! Have a Blessed Christmas!
Love ~ Jo

Mrs. K said...

Just waiting to see Peter's smile is prize enough for me. Now I am going back to throwing all my efforts into Olga going home. I see her picture every day and cry.

Colette said...

woohoo!! So excited about the necklace!!

nicole said...

Can't wait to see Lily tomorrow and read your words! Congrats to all the winners.

Julia said...

Wow!! I am so happy to see that a whole host of your winners also donated on my blog!!! What is cool too is that we spread the gifts around between both blogs... no one won twice!! So very cool!

Deanna said...

YAY! I deliberately kept myself out of the prize drawings...wanted to just do it for the sake of doing it this time....but be sure that I was still stalking your page like crazy and reposting. Once again Pattie- you amaze me!

heather said...

Oh my goodness! So surprised to see my name in the list of winners. This may be the first time I’ve won anything. And I LOVE scentsy! And to think it was all for a great cause!

xo

Anonymous said...

Hello Patti, praise the Lord for successful fundraiser! It looks like i won the $50 Target card, woo hoo!! my email is luba_karb AT hotmail DOT com. Thank you!! Luba B.

jjhillman said...

Looks like I won a scentsy warmer and bar. :)
So happy for Peter!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, its funny I screamed to :)! I am just so thrilled that this giveaway brought so many people together to help the little children in need. What a blessing to them and us! Thank you for yours and Julia's hardwork!
Short story but I donated a Bath & Body Works gift basket about two weeks ago for a silent auction for a family who was raising funds for their son whom they are adopting and I was blessed by the Lord back! I am the winner of the $25.00Bath & Body giftcard, YEAH!
Thank you!
Stacey
Colorado
salmex98@msn.com

shantijoy said...

I'm Shantijoy! My email is shantijoy@Gmail.com

Meriah said...

Patti! Just dropping by to say hi, but you know, you might want to check out rafflecopter - it makes giveaways SO EASY - no count backs and all that.
:) m

jamie Rand said...

Hi Patti I was the one who won the white cheddar popcorn I think you know my address ?? Thanks I'm so happy I won!!!!!!

Lilsmama205 said...

Hi Patti, I won the $50 gift card to Amazon. My e-mail is acoleman@magnals.com. I'm so happy about Peter!!!! God is sooo good!
Amanda