Friday, November 30, 2012

a letter to my biggest fan


He's an amazing writer. 
He makes awesome music. 
He's loyal to a fault (runs in the family). 
He's a dreamer (I like to think that he gets that from me). 
You may remember me introducing you to him here
And you may remember me telling you about the Blank Canvas Tour here
Or you may have no idea what the hell I'm talking about.
In that case, read this. And watch this:

and this:

And now, this is for him -

Dear Brother,

You've always been my biggest fan. This has always been such a foreign concept to me. As you know, I haven't always taken the common road in life. Most people disagree with my decisions. Some people just think I'm crazy. Not you. Not ever. You've always been in my corner. Lots of siblings support each other. But not all siblings have a true belief in each other. It's a feeling that I cherish so much - knowing that you genuinely believe in me, in what I do, in what my dreams are. You don't just tell me what I want to hear.

The funny thing about all of this is that you are the superstar in the family. You are the one who is on his way to making a giant impact on this crazy world.

You amaze me more and more each day. I instinctively think of you as my baby brother and then you do something that reminds me of how mature you are now. That you're not a little boy anymore. Don't kid yourself though.. you'll always be my baby brother :)

I know you don't exactly take the "common road" either. You have your own beliefs - sometimes they're kind of crazy - but they're yours. And you don't back down. You know that I don't agree with everything that you believe in but I hope that you also know that that doesn't take away any ounce of my loyalty to you, the pride I have in you, and the fact that I love you unconditionally.

I hope I never take our relationship for granted. I know you look up to me and find value in my opinions. I don't know if I've ever told you this, but when I screw up in life (because I do), my first thought has always been, what will Michael think? I don't want to disappoint him. Because I value your opinion too, Mike.

You are my biggest fan. And I hope that you know that I am yours.

Love,
Jess


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

a sign that you're alive

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world vision holiday event and giveaway

Whether it’s for the tax deduction or the warm fuzzy feeling giving to others generates, tons of Americans plan to make a charitable donation over the holiday season. In fact, nearly 60 percent of Americans say they’ll donate sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to a survey reported in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

With so many worthy causes, it's difficult to know where a donation can best be used. 
 Gifts to the WorldVision Gift Catalog Maximum Impact Fund are used where resources are most desperately needed, to help children and families in struggling communities around the world. With a financial contribution, the gift giver can select one of 36 Maximum Impact items (a few are listed below) that can be given to a loved one and at the same time help a person in need.


Please consider the unique, life-changing items from World Vision’s Gift Catalog as you start, continue or even complete of your holiday shopping. Here are a few examples of items you can purchase:
  • Artisan Beaded Necklace: This glass-bead necklace is handmade in Thailand and can be worn several different ways — even as a multi-strand bracelet.
  • Eco Cold Cup: This popular 16 oz. BPA-free tumbler comes in handy when on the run. Every sip is a reminder of those who’ve been helped.
  • Veggie Tales "Incredible Vegetables" DVD: Heroic adventures and veggie fun for the family movie night! This newest Veggie Tale DVD is an action adventure that teaches kids how to conquer fear through a faith-based message.
  • Plush toys - Gertie Goat, Chuma Chick and Pallu Pig: Gertie, Chuma and Pallu are available exclusively through World Vision and represent farm animals that are donated to children and families around the world and provide a steady supply of nutritious food and the surplus can be sold for extra income.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
They serve close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Eight lucky readers will receive one of the following: Artisan Beaded Necklace, Eco Cold Cups, Veggie Tales Incredible Vegetables DVD, or a set of plush toys (Gertie Goat, Chuma Chick and Pallu Pig)!

Giveaway ends December 9th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.

Good luck!

Special thank you to Mom Powered Media bloggers for putting this event together.

Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this post. Jessica Who? is not responsible for the shipment, delivery, or execution of this prize.

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november group giveaway [closed]

Check out these awesome prizes up for grabs!
















The prizes have been divided into 2 packages so there will be TWO WINNERS!

Prize Package 1: 
Medium ad space from Jessica Who?
Large ad from Lose the Cushion
Large ad from Perfectly Imperfect Mom
XL ad from Island Livin' with One Haole Girl
Medium ad from LaLa Lists
Large ad from Ninth Street Notions
Large ad from A.K.A. Chymecindy
Large ad + ad design from Perception is Everything
Large ad from Books, Beauty, + Bars on a Budget
Medium ad from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles
Medium ad from Peridot Skys
XL ad from Sunkissed with a Twist

Prize Package 2:
$20 Shop Credit from Jacaranda Designs Jewelry
$5 Starbucks Gift Card from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles
$25 Shop Credit from Sugar Shack Crafts - use code JWHO10 for 10% off your order!
$15 Starbucks Gift Card from Crescendo
$10 Starbucks Gift Card from Spry on the Wall

Which prize package will you choose if you win? Enter using the Rafflecopter below!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

pick your plum [giveaway]

Today is the last day of this blogiversary giveaway week-long event brought to you by To Sew With Love!
 

Today's giveaway is sponsored by Pick Your Plum!  


Pick Your Plum is a "must-visit" for anyone who likes to craft, bake, decorate, or put together DIY projects!



Pick Your Plum is giving away a $75 Plum Box full of swank crafting, fashion, baking, and home decor swag to one lucky reader!

Excited? I'm sure you're wondering what the box may include so we'll show you what other Plum Box winners have won in past giveaways.


What's inside the Plum Box you'll win is a surprise! But don't fret. You can be 100% sure you will find nothing else but awesomeness inside it!

Follow them on Facebook as they always post their awesome deals on their Facebook page before they send out their emails. You can also follow them on Pinterest and Twitter

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If you'd like the chance to win a $75 Pick Your Plum Swag Box with FREE shipping, enter via the Rafflecopter form below. 

Good luck!

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Thanks to the following blogs for celebrating with us:
Nana Roberta | Midwest Mamas Reviews Of Limes and Lemons | Frugal-Shopping | Coupon Blessings Now | A College Girl's Guide to Free | Sweep the Stake | Cotton Ridge Create! | Simply Southern Couponers | Giveaway Gator Sweet n Sour Deals Jessica Who? | Gustosa Giveaways | Tabbys Pantry


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digital sewing patterns + jewelry [giveaway]

To Sew With Love would like to bring you another fabulous giveaway!


If you love to sew or know someone who loves to, you will love this part of today's prize package.


My Childhood Treasures sells sewing patterns of adorable children's clothes. 

Girls Dress, PDF sewing pattern, Instant Download, Childrens Kids clothing pattern, Stretch Pattern, The Elke Dress

What sewing pattern would you get if you won?

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This prize package also features a £15.00 Gift Certificate to Fawn and Rose.


The shop features a ton of lovely jewelry!

Geometric Shape Necklace (Pink Coral) - Modern Handmade Jewellery

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If you'd like to have the chance to win your choice of My Childhood Treasures digital patterns + a £15.00 Gift Certificate to Fawn and Rose, enter via the Rafflecopter form below. There's only one mandatory entry but the more entries you send, the more chances you have on winning! So make sure to do as much optional entries as you can and don't forget to come back everyday for your daily entries!

Good luck!

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Thanks to the following blogs for celebrating with us:
Nana Roberta | Midwest Mamas Reviews Of Limes and Lemons | Frugal-Shopping | Coupon Blessings Now | A College Girl's Guide to Free | Sweep the Stake | Cotton Ridge Create! | Simply Southern Couponers | Giveaway Gator Sweet n Sour Deals Jessica Who? | Gustosa Giveaways | Tabbys Pantry

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

kindle fire + amazon gc [giveaway]



I've teamed up with DelightfullyHappy Mothering, and Green Moms Media to bring you a giveaway of a Kindle Fire and $40 Amazon Gift Card and to help spread the word about Delightfully's new virtual gift-wrap service!

Think about how many gifts are given online.. between music, gift cards, subscriptions, e-books… I’m sure you’ve sent at least one online gift – and you likely will again before Christmas. Delightfully is a new service that allows you to hand-wrap your online gift!

With Delightfully, you can create the perfect ‘unwrapping’ moment for any gift occasion. Say goodbye to wasteful paper and tape and say hello to this eco-friendly gift-wrap alternative!


Delightfully is ideal for sending a personalized message to friends and family who you can’t spend the holidays with in person. You can check out an example of the Delightfully gift-wrap here. At only $3, it’s a very nice way to personalize the otherwise impersonal online gift!


To thank you for taking the time to consider their virtual gift-wrapping service, Delightfully is offering our readers a chance to win a Kindle Fire + $40 Amazon.com gift card!

The Kindle Fire is thin, light, durable, and features:

  • 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB on-device storage with free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Apps such as Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, HBO GO and Pandora
  • Ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi
  • The ability to stream instant videos and access the lending library for Amazon Prime Members
  • Kindle FreeTime - a free, personalized tablet experience just for kids that allows you to set daily screen limits and give access to appropriate content for each child
  • Up to 9 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
And, with a $40 Amazon gift card, you can load up your new Kindle Fire with some new books and movies, or use the Delightfully service to send a gift to a loved one!

For your chance to win, please use the Rafflecopter form below. This contest runs through December 17, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST and is open to US + Canadian residents ages 18 and older.


Jessica Who? is not responsible for the delivery, shipment, or execution of this prize. 

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

$50 target gift card [giveaway]


The sponsors and friends of A Night Owl are joining up to give one lucky winner a $50 gift card to Target! Just in time for the holidays! 

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below!

Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012.

Jessica Who? is not responsible for the delivery, shipment, or execution of this prize.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 2, 2012. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $50.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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a happy wife in new orleans [giveaway closed]


Meet Mary! She's the face behind A Happy Wife in New Orleans. Although we've never met in person, I know we'd hit it off right away. We have so much in common, it's kind of ridiculous. Mary lives in one of my favorite cities in the country-- New Orleans! She's a southern girl which makes me automatically love her but on top of that, she loves football, is a mommy to a cutie pup named Dexter, and when she's not blogging, she's a Marketing Director...I mean really, am I describing myself??

Before you go check her out (because you obviously have to!), Mary has something special just for my readers! She is giving away a premium ad space for 1 month (200x300, valued at $20) + a $20 e-gift card to Amazon.com! 


Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


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fabricworm [giveaway closed]

I've teamed up with To Sew With Love to bring you this blogiversary giveaway!


For today's giveaway, you could win a $25 Gift Certificate to Fabricworm


What would you buy if you won? 

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

Good luck!

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Thanks to the following blogs for celebrating with us:
Nana Roberta | Midwest Mamas Reviews Of Limes and Lemons | Frugal-Shopping | Coupon Blessings Now | A College Girl's Guide to Free | Sweep the Stake | Cotton Ridge Create! | Simply Southern Couponers | Giveaway Gator Sweet n Sour Deals Jessica Who? | Gustosa Giveaways | Tabbys Pantry

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Friday, November 23, 2012

free blogger opp: mia mariu + ipad mini

Mia Mariu Giveaway Event

Prizes: $300 Mia Mariu Shopping Spree & an iPad Mini
Event dates: 12/1-12/30

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED and list Jessica Who? as your referral!


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