A Few Announcements…

Hi friends!  I just wanted to pop in with a few announcements going on over here on this little blog of mine.  First off… I have a few GIVEAWAY WINNERS to announce, yay!  And don’t forget to enter the other three ongoing giveaways I’m having now too, yes, I have a lot all the time!  🙂

The winner of $25 credit to from ChicGeek Designs is Katie of Kady Did!

The winner of the vintage turquoise and green necklace from No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane is Sarah-Anne of Simply Sarah-Anne!

And lastly, the winner of $25 credit to Mary Rebecca is Kate of Suburban Sweetheart!

Winners: Congrats!  Please email me at sandyalamode@gmail.com to claim your prize!!


And on a more serious note, I just wanted to take this time out to talk a little bit about what’s going on on the other side of the world, in Japan.  I’ve only been through a handful of minor earthquakes and been close to a few tornadoes in my life, but obviously nothing to the extent that the people suffering in Japan are going through right now.  Every day more and more people are missing and tons are left without food, electricity, water, clothing, shelter… in a matter of minutes it was all taken away from them.  And it really just makes you realize all the things you take for granted in life.  So in memory of the victims over there, I just wanted to share a great relief effort that Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged have put together.  (For those of you who don’t know, Lydia from Ever Ours is one of my good college buddies and helped me get started on my blog way back when.  She has a HUGE heart and is an amazing person.) They are hoping to send 5 boxes of supplies over to Japan and are asking for your help in the matter and they have partnered with Shelter Box, “an organization that provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most.”

Also, there will be a bloggers day of silence on Friday, March 18, 2011, which means I won’t be posting this Friday.  If you’d like to help donate to this cause, click here.  Let’s all continue to pray and think about all those affected in Japan and hope that a somewhat normal life can be restored quickly for them.


  1. March 17, 2011 / 6:05 pm

    I think For Japan With Love is so amazing. Did you know see there are over 1,000 bloggers participating?! Amazing…

    Congrats to all the winners!

  2. March 17, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    i post about this on my blog this morning as well. the effort that your friend has put together is amazing and i was so excited to post about it and help spread the word, donate, and participate in tomorrow’s day of silence.

  3. March 17, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    Wow! This is pretty amazing! It’s Friday here already and I posted 🙁 I will continue to pray for Japan. x

  4. March 17, 2011 / 8:42 pm

    I’m doing a giveaway so I have to post =-( But I’m definitely keeping Japan in my thoughts!

  5. March 18, 2011 / 7:04 am

    NO WAY!! i won?! that is the best way to start my day! 😀

  6. March 18, 2011 / 10:12 am

    i’m not being silent but joining in in helping! i’m so proud of the bloggers.

  7. March 18, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    Of course the one day I finally blog it’s the day of silence. I have such bad timing. Well anyway, my thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the devastation in Japan. I wish them well. And kudos to you for supporting them.

    I hope all is well with you too. I haven’t been here in a while. Looks great!

  8. March 19, 2011 / 12:01 pm

    This was such a great initiative, had a day of silence on the blog myself. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Sandy! xo

  9. March 19, 2011 / 8:41 pm

    It was an honor to participate in such an amazing initiative!

  10. March 19, 2011 / 10:55 pm

    Congrats to the winners! And I wish I had known about the blogging day of silence, what a great cause.

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