This is such a happy day on so many levels.
I'll start out with a fabulous giveaway....
I love this shop. I mean LOVE it.
Shabby Apple offers a beautiful assortment of vintage clothing for women and children, including retro style dresses and swimsuits, vintage skirts and blouses, baby dresses, and gorgeous retro accessories to complete your outfits.
If you love vintage clothing, Shappy Apple is the place for you to shop.
And today Shabby Apple is offering Lily's readers a chance to win a $50 gift card to shop their site for your favorite piece of vintage clothing.
To enter, simply visit Shabby Apple and take a peek at all they have to offer. Leave a comment on this post telling me what piece of jewelry or retro outfit or baby dress caught your eye. One random commenter will be selected from the comment section to win the $50 gift certificate and announced this week.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy !!
Next order of business...Saving Penny.
Our Saving Penny Giveaway has only been going a week, and already Lily's readers have raised over $1,300 for Penny's adoptive family. Our goal is $3,000, so we're almost halfway there - let's keep this going strong! Just visit the giveaway post and donate ANY amount to Penny's grant fund on Reece's Rainbow to be entered to win a brand new iPad.
Penny's father Paul, and his wife Maureen, are so grateful to those who have given thus far...
Patti and everyone else,
I would just like to take a moment to say thank you. Of course these simple words do not fully express the deepness of how much it means to have others serve and bless your family in such a profound way.
While we are, with God's grace and guidance, going to bring Penny home, experiencing the love and support from so many that we have never met never ceases to have its impact- it is God's love in action through others. We have done the same many times yet rarely are in a place to receive it.
Thank you again from the depths of our hearts for confirming that God wants Penny to be our daughter in addition to His own.
Paul Huizinga, Penny's dad.
Please help us spread the word about our Saving Penny Giveaway.
Next up, this little cutie...
She's going to be a big sister any day. I can't believe those words. I don't think she has a clue what's coming, but she does pull up my shirt and pat or kiss my tummy whenever I ask "where is Mama's baby?" ANY time we ask her if she wants a boy or a girl she answers "girl." 99% of our family thinks it's a boy, so we shall see who's right.
My oldest son and his wife Naomi are in an adoption pool...today their family is listed on the website of the agency they are going through. I just know God has a baby for them soon, and I'm asking you all to pray that they find their baby sent from the stars...I would love for my beautiful daughter-in-love to bring home her baby the same month that I do.
Please keep Naomi and Jason in your prayers.
Praise report: (teehee)
I was having a bad day a week ago. Just feeling fat and tired and sore and ugly and ready to deliver. The last month is always hard for me, but at age 45 it feels like ten times as hard. I don't have the patience I used to !!
|week 36...does it look like I dropped ??? please say yes.|
Lori, my SIL, is the queen of picking out good gifts. She never ever gives you something she didn't put any thought into- she always researches things, asks questions, pays attention when you are talking about what you like, etc. And she somehow stores it all away so that when it's time to shop for gifts she knows EXACTLY what you would like.
I am now the proud owner (well almost, it's being shipped here this week) of this gorgeous and stylish and completely perfect diaper bag...
I am soooo spoiled !!
Isn't that just like God? We could be wallowing in self pity, and He puts us on someone's heart to cheer us up. Thank you, Lori, for calling at just the right time, ordering me just the right diaper bag, and most of all being just the right kind of friend I needed that day :) Love you !
Last order of business...
Most of my pictures have been taken with my iPhone for the past few months. It's just so much easier than going to find the camera ! And instead of sending pictures via text to all my friends, I just post them on Instagram for the most part...that way if they feel like I am a little overkill on spreading the Lily love, they can tune in or tune out :)
I love instagram because I've connected with so many wonderful ladies there.. and I love photography... so it's just like opening a magazine every morning featuring your favorite people. If you haven't joined the IG revolution, get on the bandwagon. And when you do, look us up- aperfectlily. Daily pics of Lils there, like the ones above !
Lots of goodness shared here today- don't forget your homework :
- Visit Shabby Apple and leave a comment here to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate
- Visit our Saving Penny Giveaway post, donate any amount, and leave a comment there to be entered to win a brand new iPad
- Pray for Jason and Naomi's adoption and check out their family page at Catholic Charities.
- Follow us on Instagram at a perfectlily
PRAY FOR THIS BABY TO COME OUT SOOON !!!
Happy Monday :)