Friday, January 15, 2010

Love & Provide: Plus a blog GIVEAWAY

"Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs..."

In the spirit of providing for their physical needs, I made these t-shirts for my kids.

I tell them all the time that they are my "favorite" (they're all my favorite!), and even though my kids can't read yet, I thought it was a funny sentiment to see all three of them in their "favorite child" shirts.

Don't we all need to be somebody's "favorite"?

Now for the


I believe in the family.
And I want to do all that I can to help strengthen families.

That is why I am doing "30 Days for The Family (Proclamation)".

We are now halfway through our 30 days...and I want YOU to help me spread the word about this, so that other families out there will have access to these family-strengthening lessons and activities.

To thank you for your help and for joining me this month,
I am offering your choice of


Option 1 - I will make iron-ons of my "Favorite Child" design for each of your children in the colors that you specify. Iron them on to your own tees and you've got a fun V-day gift for your kids.

Option 2 - I will send you heart-shaped crayons for each of your children.

Option 3 - I will send you a set of fabric "F-A-M-I-L-Y" letters.

I will select THREE WINNERS randomly
on Monday night (MLK Day) at 11:59PM.

There are

1. Leave a comment on your favorite post with your name and blog address (if you have one).

2. Post a link to your favorite blog post from this blog as a status update on FACEBOOK.

3. Do one of the activities I have blogged about with your own family, then blog about it and link back to my blog.

REMEMBER: The goal is to let others know about 30 Days for the Family,
so IF you feel inspired to post multiple links on Facebook or on a friend's profile...feel free.
You will get multiple entries for doing 1, 2, 3 more than once.

for me on the blog when you complete each of of the three activities.
This is how I will keep track of your entries.

Again, the deadline for entries is Monday evening at 11:59pm.
And thanks for playing!


  1. candy. I'll blog about your blog candy but no kids around, and so no favorites. sniff sniff. to give to. What a super candy.

  2. I need those for my kids since I call them all my favorite too!! and they know it!! What a haul. I'll post a link on my blog and email my buddies!

  3. I absolutely love your blog, I've just recently come across it and really love your 30 days for the Family. I want to make those Family fabric letters so badly, but I don't have a sewing machine!!
    And the "favorite" shirts crack me up b/c my Mother in Law always tells each of us that we are HER favorite! lol
    I'm over at

  4. Enter me!! I am going to do the crayon activity. We also did the family tree activity for our Sunday afternoon activity. (we do a lesson sunday afternoons always and also then of course on FH Mon nights) I didn't take any pics to blog about. You know the link to my blog but here it is anyway:

    I am putting a link on my blog about your activities too so does that count as another entry!?!? ;o)

  5. I will put you back on my blog buddies list so other will visit your site. You need some favorite grandchild for us more mature friends.

  6. I linked you on my facebook account too! Enter me again! ;o)

  7. keep your fingers crossed for me, great give away

  8. I so love this. My mom was great at making us feel that we were/are her favorite. I still think she loves me best. I hope that my kids feel the same way. We'll see.

  9. yay! these are so cute! We are doing the family letters on Mon. night for FHE - hopefully :P I'll post and link then.

  10. Hey Jocelyn, where did you ever find sugar cubes? I cannot find them ANYWHERE!!

  11. Posted your site on facebook. I think some of my family and friends will love the activities you do. I love them! The crayonsn turned out so cute I'll have to do them!

  12. I posted a link to your crayon heart acitvity on my facebook page. and I commented on the crayon activity too.


  13. So this afternoon we did the crayons but I don't want to post them on my blog because we are going to give them away to cousins for Valentine's presents. So can that count for another vote? ;o) I will post that we did a fun activity. We are also going to play the pencil game. My kids LOVE games like these. Thanks for posting that one! The aprons are kid aprons. I make them, you can see some on my etsy site
    But the woman is making me nuts because she wants them by feb 5th and hasn't gotten back to me on exactly what she wants!!

    Oh and a PS to anyone else reading this comment, Jocelyn is the first person who ever got me interested in sewing or making a quilt! Thanks J!!! ;o)

  14. I have just recently found your blog and am so inspired by it. I'm a mom of 4 very creative kids and I'm not very creative myself! So, I appreciate all your great tips and would love to be part of your giveaway. Tonight we're making crayon hearts! (daveandmarla(at)usa(dot)net