Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fun Beach Party!

I hope you'll all drop by e-Harlequin this week to take part in a fun beach bash! I'll be sponsoring an event Wednesday, but there's something going on every day this week.

To join in (and win prizes!), click here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Jewelry Winner

The winner of the Love Never Fails hand-stamped ring is Kimberly Bowlin.

Beverly Brown chose the winner randomly using random.org. Thanks to all who participated! Kimberly, be sure to contact Bev to give her your information.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Jewelry Giveaway!

I've met a new friend online. Her name is Beverly Brown, and she has a blog, Brownies to Rwanda, where she shares her adoption journey. She and her family are currently #135 out of approximately 175 families "waiting" at the minister's office in Kigali, Rwanda, to adopt.  Three of her husband's sisters have also applied to adopt and two of them have already brought their sons home.  One boy is 5 years old and the other is 19 months old.  (See the photo of the 19 mo. old). Adorable!
Beverly and her husband have three boys, one age 5 and twins age 3, so they've asked for a baby girl 0-12 mos.  One of her sisters-in-law has lived in Kigali for the last two years so she has been a tremendous help in the process.  They're really hoping to have their daughter home by Christmas!

Beverly has started a home business doing hand-stamped jewelry. She says:

"I originally started ETC Jewelry in order to help support our Rwandan adoption.  You can read more about the details of our adoption on our About ETC Jewelry page or by following our blog.

"Once our adoption is complete a portion of the proceeds from ETC Jewelry will continue to go to Kigali, Rwanda where my sister-in-law lives and helps to support the Rwandan people around her."

To let you know more about Bev's jewelry, she's offered to do a giveaway on my blog this week! The "Love Never Fails" ring is brand new and will retail for $59! It's approximately 1/2" wide, comes in sizes 5-11 and the winner can have anything they want stamped onto it:  names, dates, saying, scripture, etc.  It can fit approximately one line of 25 characters.

So now you're wondering how you can enter to win this beautiful ring! There are several ways to get entries in a drawing. I'll list the ways you can enter, and you'll GO TO BEV'S BLOG to let her know how you've entered.

Ways to Enter--one entry each (please see giveaway disclaimer/rules at bottom of blog):

1.  Become a follower of this blog (look left sidebar).
2.  "Like" Missy Tippens Readers on Facebook.
3.  Follow @MissyTippens on Twitter if you have a Twitter account.
4.  Check out Bev's ETC site and tell us which piece of jewelry is your favorite.
5.  Go to Bev's site to sign up for newsletter at http://www.etcjewelryshop.com/pages/news.htm
6.  Become a follower of Bev's blog http://browniestorwanda.blogspot.com
8.  Follow ETC Jewelry on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/ETCJewelry
9.  Follow ETC Jewelry on Pinterest (Bev says this is an AWESOME newer site that's like a virtual pinboard where you can pin beautiful photos, craft ideas and recipes). http://pinterest.com/etcjewelry/
10.  Blog about the giveaway.
11.  Tweet the giveaway.
12.  Announce the giveaway on your Facebook page.
13. Sign up for Missy's newsletter (in sidebar).

The winner will be randomly selected on Sunday night at midnight PST and will be announced here as well as at Bev's blog on Monday!

Click here to go to Bev's blog to enter. And thanks to Bev for the generous giveaway!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

F.A.I.T.H. Girls: Guest Pam Hillman, debut author of Stealing Jake f...

I hope you'll drop by! Also come find out about the Kindle Pam will be giving away!

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Photos from RWA Conference!

I'm back from the Romance Writers of America national conference in New York City and wanted to share the photos. Here's the view from our wonderful room in the Marriott Marquis in Times Square! To see all the photos, here's a link (click here) to my Facebook photo album. Enjoy!