You may have noticed by now that I don't have guest posts very often. Partly that's because I'm too lazy and shy to go around trying to get people to write guest posts for my blog and partly it's because I've got a bit of an ego and I'm a blabber mouth and I like to blab at you guys whenever I feel like it. But today I couldn't be happier to have my friend Whitney over here for a guest post. Okay, that's a lie. I might be happier about it if you weren't about to see a picture of me in a swim cap looking like my face is misshapen and a million pounds overweight. But other than that I couldn't be happier to introduce you to my friend Whitney. She is one of the the kindest, sweetest, most fun people I've ever had the privilege to know. I miss having her close by to be crazy and laugh with. And her heart is just as big as the underwear you're about to see. Whitney is always thinking of others and today is no exception. So, with that, I give you... Whitney! :)
Hello there! I'm Whitney from Creating While Waiting. Katie and I go way back. We were roommates in college, took a sculpting class together, took a road trip to Califo together, and after we both got married, we were practically next-door neighbors.
If you are like me, then you probably love stories. My favorite thing about blogging is that it allows me a little glimpse into other people's worlds. I love to see people doing good things. I love to see people overcoming challenges, creating, celebrating, learning, caring, but most of all, just sharing their story! I am continually inspired by the lives people live and the good things they do.
So, a while ago I had this great idea that I thought would be fun to try out this holiday season. I LOVE making things, but have never done a giveaway before. I was thinking now would be a fun time to try one. So I made this little beauty:
"So how do I enter?" you ask.
All you have to do is respond by leaving a comment on this post detailing:
1. WHO you want to give it to. ...and...
2. WHY they deserve to win.
****Obnoxious insert from Katie--PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS SO WHITNEY HAS A WAY TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN. You wouldn't believe how many people have come up first to win giveaways, but get passed over because they don't leave any contact info. Don't let this happen to you! Okthanksbye.****
I would love to win this necklace for my friend, Jen. She is unfailingly positive, even in the face of the enormous challenges that face her little family, including a child with cerebral palsy and a husband who has recently been having health challenges of his own. She is the kind of person that sits next to the person seated by themselves in the cafeteria. The kind of person that writes notes of encouragement to those who struggle, even when her own heart is breaking. It is high time someone does something nice for her for a change.
Why am I doing it this way? Because I want to hear your stories! I want to hear about someone who inspires you and why. I plan to do a feature story on my blog about the winner of this lovely necklace, and what makes them special.
So, you have a little less than one week to enter for that special lady in your life (I'm sorry to narrow it down to just the women, but I just don't think that a man will appreciate the necklace quite as much). Maybe we can do another giveaway somewhere down the road for the men who inspire us.
This giveaway will close at midnight (US mountain time) on Saturday, December 18. The winner will be announced on Sunday, December 19th.
Thank you all for sharing your stories with me!