Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sweet Georgia Sweet 3,000 Fan Giveaway!!!!!

I am thrilled to unveil the Sweet Georgia Sweet 3,000 Fan Giveaway!!!!

We have a list of vendors that will make you squeal with delight.  These ladies & gentlemen are some of my very favorites, & I am thrilled to showcase their talents & amazing products.  There are 18 fabulous prizes & 18 lucky winners will be picked.

Without further ado.............

I am giving away a $50 Sweet Georgia Sweet Store Credit!!!!  I am Bethany, creator & designer of Sweet Georgia Sweet. I am a born & bred Georgia Peach! I have a charming Southern accent, believe strongly in the power of The Monogram, & love my family. {all 20+ of 'em} My husband & I have recently become first time adoptive parents! It's pretty miraculous to be called Mommy! I just love it! Our journey has been both hard & wonderful, but the Lord has been faithful! We look forward to seeing what else He has in store for us. Feel free to browse the shop or read through some of our family blogs.  Either way, I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Restrictions:  U.S. Residents only.  Credit must be used within 3 months.


Kristy of The Purple Pug is giving away a $50 store credit.  Kristy is one of the funniest party gals I know, but her humor doesn't hold a candle to her caring heart & concern for others.  She is a rare gem, & I am honored to know her.  Her dazzling party drama includes banners, hand glittered party bags, cupcake toppers, & MORE!  

Restrictions:  The $50 store credit must be used within 6 months.  U.S. only.


Jenny of Paisley Handmade is giving away a $25 store credit.  Fabric banners and garlands and other fun accessories await at Paisley Handmade.

Connect with Jenny:  FACEBOOK - SHOP - PIN - INSTAGRAM

Gretchen of Three Little Monkeys Studio is one of my favorite party gals & a dear friend.  She is donating a $25 store credit.  Three Little Monkeys Studio offers custom invitations and party printables with vintage style!

Connect with Gretchen:  FACEBOOK - SHOP - BLOG - PIN - INSTAGRAM - TWITTER

Brandi of Painted & Sprinkled is giving away 1 dozen round, sprinkled cake pops. Winner chooses from variety of cake flavors offered at the time of claiming and any color(s) sprinkles. 

Restrictions:  Winner pays shipping and shipping can only be between October-April.

Connect with Brandi:  FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM

Elizabeth of I Have A Favor is giving away a personalized double wall acrylic tumbler of your choice!  Elizabeth is a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children! She started her business almost 2 years ago as a "hobby". She is thrilled to say that it has turned into a full time job! Which.....will be a blessing this fall considering since her youngest will be starting kindergarden.  She loves creating party favors that you will be proud to hand out at your parties! "The party favor your guest will love to use and re-use again and again!" She carries everything from 12 oz party favor cups to acrylic tumblers and push pops! She is constantly looking for fun and new products to make your party one that will truly stand out!  

Restrictions:  US residents only please.  Must contact "I Have A Favor" within 2 weeks after winners are announced to claim your prize. 

Connect with Elizabeth:  FACEBOOK - SHOP - PINTEREST - INSTAGRAM

Michele of Sweet Threads Clothing Co. is giving away your choice of either a boys or girls Preppy Chevron Anchor Shirt.  Michele is a sweet friend, loving mother, & one awesome party stylist.  However, it is her unique style of applique that first drew me to her.  Walker & I sure do love his Sweet Threads!  

Restrictions:  Sizes 3m-6T, value $19.95, US shipping only.



Dorangela of Two Prince Bakery Theater is giving away a $30 store credit.  Two Prince Bakery Theater was created out of a mother’s love for her two princes and the dilemma of their multiple food allergies. Gluten and casein free foods should not only taste delicious, but be beautiful as well.  No one should be deprived of great tasting baked goods because of food allergies or sensitivities. TPBT products are crafted using all natural, organic and vegan ingredients, while also ensuring each item is gluten and casein free. Their recipes have been perfected to deliver quality taste to those with food allergies and sensitivities. Finally gluten free that everyone will love!

Restrictions:  U.S. shipping only.


Shannon of The Preppy Ladybug is giving away a Monogrammed Bracelet in your choice of pattern, color & font!  The Preppy Ladybug offers a wide variety of personalized items, & I love it all!  I am currently dying to have one of these monogrammed bracelets.  Aren't they great???!!!

Restrictions:  U.S. shipping only.

Connect with Shannon:  FACEBOOK - SHOP - PINTEREST - TWITTER

Ashley of Rosie Posie Designs is giving away a personalized door mat!  Ashley is a sweet friend of mine, & my go-to lady for all things personalized!  Her designs make great gifts for yourself & others.

Restrictions:  U.S. shipping only.

Connect with Ashley:  FACEBOOK - SHOP - PINTEREST 

Ann Marie of Palooza Package is giving away their Premier Palooza Package + our Kids Craft Tray. Palooza Packages are FUN, Educational SCIENCE and ART Packages integrated with Biblical Truth! For kids ages 4-10+ complete with all supplies included for hours of engaging, creative fun delivered to your front door. Themes Change EVERY month. Come Discover, Explore, Believe and Create with us.  

Walker & I LOVE our Palooza Package!  He is always asking me, "Mommy, can we do a craft?"  Since the Palooza Package comes with EVERYTHING you need to start & complete the craft, it takes all the "work" out of it for me.  It is fun & enjoyable for us both!

Restrictions:  Ships anywhere in the U.S. Must be redeemed within the next 3 months.  


Jaclyn of Peckled is giving away a $25 store credit.  Jaclyn is a sweet, creative Southern belle, & I just can't get enough of her "peckled" style.  At Peckled, you will discover unique, inspired items for your creative life.

Connect with Jaclyn:  FACEBOOK - SHOP - BLOG - PINTEREST

Amy at Olive's Ltd. is giving away bag tag and a statement necklace. Olive's Ltd. is a small business, specializing in unique gifts an accessories.  They are also a proud supporter of Autism Awareness.  Amy has son with Autism, and a portion of their sales are donated to autism awareness.  

Restrictions:  Shipping in U.S. only.

Connect with Amy:  FACEBOOK - SHOP

Kristin at Stampin' Fanatic! is donating a $25 Store Credit.  I have used Kristin for Walker's birthday & his dedication party.  I can't imagine having a party without Stampin' Fanatic!  

Restrictions:  Can be used on custom or already existing collections. Buyer responsible for shipping. Expires July 31, 2014.


Jennifer at Double the Fun Parties is donating one of her $19 DIY Party Plans.  The winner can choose from any of her many themes:  Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Party, Vintage Tea Party, Letters to Santa Party, Nancy Drew Mystery Party, & more.  Jen's passion is to help busy moms create inspired children's parties in their homes. She offers solutions for every budget, from $19 DIY Birthday Party Plans to Custom Party Plans to Party Kits. She is also a contributor to Love the Day, and was voted a Circle of Moms Top 25 Party Planning Moms in 2012 and 2013.


Brittany of Edible Details is donating a $50 Store Credit.  Edible Details creates beautiful works of art in fondant.  Brittany is my first choice in fondant or cake toppers.  Her work is expertly done, & tastes delicious!  You will love working with her!

Restrictions:  Ships in U.S. only.

Connect with Brittany:  FACEBOOK - SHOP - PINTEREST

Elkbar creator, Taylor Mosbey, is giving away an Elkbar book, pins/buttons, stickers, temporary tattoos, and a bookmark.  Your child will be thrilled to read Elkbar's exciting journey.

Restrictions:  Shipping to U.S. & Canada only.

Connect with Elkbar:  FACEBOOK - WEBSITE - BUY THE BOOK
Connect with Taylor, Elkbar creator:  WEBSITE - TWITTER
Connect with Chris, Elkbar artist:  WEBSITE - TWITTER

Heather of That Little Boutique is donating a $30 store credit.  Heather creates beautiful appliqued shirts, outfits, & party hats.  I just love the party hats she creates; they are darling!

Connect with Heather:  FACEBOOK - SHOP

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Remembering Our {Adoption} Adventure - part 12

I am picking up where I left off with regard to Walker's ONE YEAR adoption anniversary.  We had a family emergency arise, & then I just got off track & kinda forgot.  I will be blogging about our adoption journey to Uganda & beyond!  The Lord took us on a sweet adventure to become a family of 3.  We were in Uganda adopting Walker for about 3 weeks.  There were ups & downs.  Highs & lows.  Joys & triumphs.

My husband & I chronicled our adventures on a private Facebook group we created to keep friends & family up to date on all the latest happenings.

This is a re-cap & remembering of our journey ONE YEAR ago!!!!

May 30, 2012 - post #1 written by my husband
WJ's passport is done! We will go to IOM later this week for his medical tests, and should have the results by Monday next week. If everything comes back good we can then petition the US embassy for his visa! Thank you all for your prayers, and we ask that you continue to pray for us!

May 30, 2013 - post #2 also written by my husband
A few more fun facts about Uganda: I have yet to see a glass of ice. I don't really like pineapple in the States, but here I cannot get enough. Novida has made the transition to no sweet tea not quite so bad. It is dusty all the time in Kampala. It seems as if people are always burning their trash in Kampala. I will try fried grasshoppers at some point, but I will not try fish eyes. There are skyscrapers here. There is no desert in Uganda, it is very lush and almost anything will grow here. I saw a boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) hit a man on a bicycle. Both men starting yelling at each other in the middle of the street, and after about 30 second a crowd came along and pushed them off to the side of the road and everyone went on their way.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Remembering Our {Adoption} Adventure - part 11

I am picking up where I left off with regard to Walker's ONE YEAR adoption anniversary.  We had a family emergency arise, & then I just got off track & kinda forgot.  I will be blogging about our adoption journey to Uganda & beyond!  The Lord took us on a sweet adventure to become a family of 3.  We were in Uganda adopting Walker for about 3 weeks.  There were ups & downs.  Highs & lows.  Joys & triumphs.

My husband & I chronicled our adventures on a private Facebook group we created to keep friends & family up to date on all the latest happenings.

This is a re-cap & remembering of our journey ONE YEAR ago!!!!

May 29, 2013 - posted by my Mom
My Mom posted this in the group on our behalf.  We were en route back to the capital city to wait out the rest of our paperwork journey.
Rejoicing in the Lord ! The judge gave a favorable ruling. So they are off to Kampala to get a Visa and a Passport for Walker..... thank you for the prayers and keep praying.

May 29, 2013
Tomorrow we go to IOM (International Organization of Migration.) Here we get WJ's medical something or other. I think it is basically a physical (including a TB test.) Our appointment is at 9am. Please pray that we are seen quickly, that WJ does well with the exam, & that his TB test comes back negative. Our lawyer has also filed for his passport, & we are hopeful to receive this end of this week or beginning of next. Once he has passed the physical & has his passport, then we can apply for the visa. I think I heard that this process can take only about 2 days......... but I'm not sure how true that really is! I think BEST CASE scenario is that we would be able to leave for the U.S.A. end of next week!