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!!