Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Africa + Adoption = Awesome Giveaway!

My cousin, Daniel, and his wife Christina, leave this weekend for their final trip to Ethiopia to bring home their baby DAUGHTER Samantha! It has been a long road and I am so excited for them to finally all be together. You can read more about their adoption journey, and their adorable 3 sons, on Christina's blog

In celebration of this HAPPY event, I ordered a custom painted canvas from Lindsay of Paint Me A Picture to send to Daniel and Christina. Lindsay's canvases are amazing! And I just love them. I requested she uses PINKS and put the heart in Ethiopia. Didn't it turn out cute? I can't wait to send it to them. 


I'm also sending Christina some 31 Bits. Cause Momma needs some gifts too, not just the baby! On most given days, you can find me wearing one of my many pieces of Bits (that's some of my stash below.) I adore them and they look great with everything. Even better? 31 Bits is an amazing company doing great things for Ugandan women, run by adorable, fun, God loving women from right here in Orange County! If you are local, be sure an stop by their warehouse. It's FAB, and the girls are so sweet. I bet you wont be able to leave without some Bits! 



So it's hard to compare to the exciting news of an adoption approval and Samantha's homecoming...but how about the exciting news of a chance to win a custom canvas and some Bits of your own?! That's pretty exciting, right? 

Paint Me a Picture is giving away an 8X8 or 8X10 State Love Painting. You will win an original painting on gallery wrapped canvas (painted edges, no framing necessary) with acrylic paint then protected with a clear, matte finish. You can choose any state/country. Choose your colors. Choose where you want the heart located!

31 Bits is giving away one pb necklace. (I own this necklace and it's one of my favorites!!) It is a single strand made from recycled paper, multi-colored beads. So colorful and classic, it goes with everything. It has a button clasp that allows you to wear it twice around if you want.



I'm so excited for this giveaway and for Samantha's homecoming! If you want to win here's how you can enter: First, mandatory entry - comment on this post sharing your favorite thing about little girls. (Christina is so excited to have a girl!)

Extra optional entries:
1) If you're on twitter, tweet this: "Africa+Adoption = Awesome Giveaway at http://www.BringingUpBurns.com featuring @31bits and @paintmeapic! Go enter now!"
2) Become a public follower of this blog. If you already are, just leave a comment telling me so.
3) If you are on Facebook, update your status letting people know about the giveaway and linking them back to this post.
4) "Like" 31 Bits and Paint Me A Picture's Facebook pages and let them know I sent you! If you already like them, you're awesome! Just leave a message on their page saying you came from Bringing Up Burns

BEST OF LUCK!! Winner will be chosen by www.random.org next Monday night and announced next Tuesday!!

62 comments:

Polka Dot Moon said...

My favorite thing about having a little girl....doing her hair, painting her toes with sparkly paint, reading books to her in her favorite chair, snuggles, kisses, tons of hugs, how she calls me "mama" in her sweetest voice and I seriously could go on and on.... :)

How wonderful for you Cousin! Congrats to her and her family!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Of course I follow you (anyone that doesn't is missing out on pure amazingness!)

Is that a word? :)

Polka Dot Moon said...

I tweeted too (but seriously didn't want to share!)

But this is too amazing not to share for all parties!!

Polka Dot Moon said...

I posted to FB :)

and LIKED 31 Bits and Paint Me A Picture on FB too!

Joy said...

The best thing about having a girl is having someone who understands my side amidst all of the boys in our house!

Rebecca Lynn Rand said...

I dont have a little girl, but one part i love about little girls is their innocents, and buying clothes and doing their hair and spoiling them.

Angie said...

The best thing about little girls is watching the beautiful relationship they can have with their daddy's. Seeing my husband love on our baby girl....helps me see further his great love for me...congratulations to your family. Adoption is part of God's plan...truly redemptive!

Desiree said...

My favorite thing about a girl is that one day we will be able to do girly, girl things together!

Mindy M. Harris said...

my favorite thing about my little girl, story, who is almost one, is that she is so fun to be around. a true joy.

Mindy M. Harris said...

i follow this blog.

Mindy M. Harris said...

i like 31 bits and paint me a picture on facebook and left a comment on each of their pages.

Mindy M. Harris said...

i tweeted about it (@raineydunn)

Bridgette said...

hmm best thing about a girl... could it be tiny, tiny painted toenails? or awesome little girl hair? making cute homemade tutus? orrrr passing on my love of shoes to someone? soo hard to choose....

laurey said...

The family I live with just adopted a baby girl domestically and named her Samantha too :) The best thing about girls is they have the best clothes to shop for and they honestly change people's hearts, boys are very special, but there is just some thing different about little girls...

Bridgette said...

I'm a follower, facebook statussed you, love 31 bits (love my necklace and bracelet)and am now in love with paint me a picture. I'll tell my husband my spending habbits have you to blame :)

Emma said...

I don't have any kids yet, But I have a little sister and definitely plan on adopting a girl (and a boy). I love the dreams little girls have for their lives ( I want to be a princess when I grow up!). The glitter and toe nail polish and those cute little outfits with cupcakes, and lady bugs and butterflies on them :):) I love watching my sister grow from a adorable little girl into a beautiful young woman.

Sarah Reid said...

As the mom of a boy, I don't get to do lots of the things I love about little girls! No cute dresses, no ribbons in the hair (his head is shaved!), no barbies, no ballerinas in the living room....*sigh*. I sure adore my boy but have to save the girly stuff for my nieces! :)

Sarah Reid said...

I made the giveaway my status...liked 31 Bits...liked paint me a picture (though if there was a love button for both I'd have used it)....and am a follower.

Think I've got all the bases covered! :)

the Matt family said...

what i love about little girls... picking out which dress for her to wear everyday (together), putting her hair up in huge bows, selecting *just* the right shoes for her outfit, painting tiny little fingers and toes, seeing the love she has for her daddy, experiencing a special bond no one else can understand... oh, there's so much to love about girls!

Kirsten said...

The thing I love about little girls is being able to dress them up in cute dresses. I love also being able to play House and all those fun imagination games with them.

Nay said...

I love that I have a way to empower my daughter to be the best person she can be and teach her what it is to be a woman (no matter what lies in her path, who she loves, etc.) That's what I love about having my little girl!

~Nay~
www.covertocoverandbetween.blogspot.com

Nay said...

Following you on GoogleFriendConnect
"Nay"

You can follow me to!

Nay said...

I already "like", well actually love, 31 bits and just poseted that I came here:)

Tina Anderson said...

The heart of a little girl is so open to the sweetness, beauty and music of life. On a recent flight FROM ethiopia I saw so many little girls on their way to new homes and their eyes sparkled with promise. I'll have to admit, I wanted to kidnap each one and bring them home to create my own all girlie army!

kabarnes said...

I don't have a little girl of my own yet, but I am completely excited one day to have one. I love the idea of being able to dress them up and do girly things together - princess parties, twirling in pretty skirts, having tea with stuffed animals. :)

Ruth Abel said...

I have a little one year old girl. There are so many things about her I love! One of the best things is that I love the way she gets excited over swinging, just like I did when I was little! Her nose scrunches up and she squeals in delight. So awesome.

Ruth Abel said...

I tweeted too! @Tubie

Ruth Abel said...

I discovered your blog tonight from 31Bits' facebook page, and I happily added you to my subscriptions! Looking forward to reading more.

Ruth Abel said...

Also updated facebook status: http://www.facebook.com/ruth.abel

Ruth Abel said...

Aaaand lastly (now that I feel like a spammer :-) I already "liked" 31bits and now Paint Me a Picture as well!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

SO happy for them!!

My favorite thing about little girls?! Um.....getting to still play Barbies with them!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

tweeted!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

public follower!

Teri said...

I love everything about little girls!I love how they adore their Daddy,want to be like their Mommmy and seem to naturally have a nurturing heart. If you are really blessed your little girl grows up and becomes your best friend!!

Enjoy your bundle of joy Christine !!

Teri said...

I am a public follower of your blog. Love it and love these prints !!

Teri said...

I "Liked" and left a commment on 31 Bits. My daughter gave me a bracelet for Mother's Day and I love it!!

Teri said...

I "liked" Paint Me A Picture on Facebook. I would a California print with my heart in Northern California. I love the Africa print in pink, perfect!!!!

Kristen said...

My favorite thing about little girls is watching them become strong, confident people! And the ridiculously cute clothes!

Kristen said...

I am a follower! :)

Kristen said...

I like them both on fb!

Chelsea said...

I do not have a little girl... yet, but would love to someday! My favorite thing about little girls, at this point, would be their clothes because I am always loving the sweet outfits I see on girls. Outfits full of color and personality!

Candice @ Made With Love said...

A BIG congrats to your cousins, and their growing family!!! Little girls are so sweet, I love how they always have their Daddy wrapped around their finger! :)

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I'm a follower, and love your blog! :)

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I like Lindsay on Facebook!!! :)

Rae said...

I have two little girls, a 3 year old and a 3 month old. I love how they want to be princesses and my oldest always tells me I'm a princess. It helps remind me to stop and be girlie instead of just going with the flow. Plus I've taken an interest in pink and purple now!

I am now a public follower of your blog.
I retweeted on twitter.
I liked all 3 of you on facebook AND updated my status!!

Hope to win that awesome necklace and painting!

Alethea said...

My favorite thing about little girls is when they smile and laugh, not a care in the world! This picture of my girls when they were little brings me so much joy --> http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150581933580613&set=a.196843810612.264299.823345612&type=1&theater

Alethea said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! @AletheaAnn

Alethea said...

I am now following your blog.

Rags to Stitches said...

I love this!!! I tweeted about it!

Rags to Stitches said...

I'm a public follower and an RSS follower

crystalcy said...

Awww this is so cute! :)

Tessa said...

We are in the process of adopting a little girl from foster care ... and we are getting ready to celebrate her 10th birthday! It has been so fun planning a girly party and buying her birthday gifts! I can't wait to give them to her!

Tessa said...

I already follow your blog! :)

Life With the Crazies said...

I love having daughters, especially their snuggles and funny stories... drama drama drama... but they're little so it's still cute ;)

Life With the Crazies said...

I follow your blog... and LOVE it!

carlisle clan conversation... said...

No idea how I missed this giveaway! My fav thing about my lil girl is poring into her identity in Christ...to not look like the world, but the beauty God created her to be!

carlisle clan conversation... said...

tweeted

carlisle clan conversation... said...

I follow you lovely

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Fb'd

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Liked PMAP & 31Bits and let them know you sent me!

TDM Wendy said...

I love how little girls want to dress up.

TDM Wendy said...

Follow, follow, follow you.

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