"" Life A Bit Sweeter: A GIVEAWAY: When Kids "GET IT"!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I absolutely love it when kids 'get it'!  What is the "IT" that I'm talking about here?  I'm talking about when an 11-year old girl named Sami pushes times into her day to make necklaces so that kids in a far away nation can have a basic need met--shoes!  I mean think about it.....She could be making necklaces to save to buy a ticket to the Justin Bieber concert, an iPod, or new clothes but NO, this GIRL GETS IT!  She gets that the world's needs are so much greater than her own material desires.  She gets the importance of living a life of servanthood.  Why does she get IT?  I'm convinced that she gets IT because her parents GET IT and they're teaching their children by their example.  (See their family's adoption blog by clicking here.)

As soon as her mom announced that her 11-year old would be blogging now and that she would be selling necklaces to benefit the kids of Children's Hope Chest, like many other families, we were celebrating and of course buying.  So in my buying, I purchased one necklace with the plan to give it away BUT when I received it, it was soooo cute that now I can't part with it BUT THAT'S GOOD NEWS FOR YOU!

SO HERE'S THE GIVEAWAY:  Today, you have the opportunity to win one of Sami's beautiful bottlecap necklaces.  All you have to do is drop by her blog and leave her a comment stating why what she is doing matters or makes a huge difference, especially starting at such a young age.  That's it!  (Your comment must be dated August 5th and can appear in any of her blog posts.)

Even if you don't want to win the necklace, please go leave her a comment.  I want us to send her such an outpouring of love for what she is doing that the enemy doesn't have a chance to make her think that her act of sacrifice and giving doesn't matter.  She's starting early so let's encourage her.

Once you leave a message on Sami's blog, just come back here and tell me which blog post heading you left your comment!  I'll draw a name late Thursday night and will announce the winner at the end of this blog post.  The winner will be able to pick any one necklace of their choice currently on Sami's blog and I'll have Sami ship it to the winner.

I recently asked Sami to answer a few questions for me, take a look at her responses.....

Why do you think it's important for your family to adopt?
I think it is important for my family to adopt because every child deserves a family and we have more love to share.
Why do you think it's important for your family to adopt?
My mom has a blog and I thought it would be a great way to spread the word about my necklaces.  I love writing and technology.
What made you decide to give 100% of your proceeds to Children's Hopechest?
I am giving 100% of the proceeds to Hopechest because I don't need things and others do.
Peace, Love, Do Good,
Don't you just adore her?

Our Winners!!!

I am sooooo proud of the work that Sami is doing with the bottlecap necklaces and it touches my heart to know that the purchase of one necklace will go towards putting shoes on the foot of a child.  With that said, I had no choice but to award all 3 of our entrants with the bottlecap necklace.  Congratulations!  Please be sure to contact me at michelle365@me.com to let me know which necklace design you'd like and where to ship your necklace. 


Meliski said...

You're right, what an amazing little girl. Thanks for showing me her site. Even if I don't win, I'll be buying these for Christmas gifts!! :)


Oh, here's my comment http://littlegoody2-shoes.blogspot.com/2010/07/bunches-of-bottle-caps.html

Shelly G. said...


When you told me about these necklaces and the cause for which they were being done I was touched. BUT, I was in no way prepared for the beauty of the necklaces. She's PHENOMINAL!!!

My comment entry is on the "Shoppin' for Shoes" entry.

Rachel Sarah said...

What a fabulous young lady, an example to us all!
We are recent adoptive parents ourselves - 4 weeks recent!

I left a comment on July 26th Africa Custom Designs

Shelly G. said...

AWESOME!! -- Please contribute the $6 for my necklace to the adoption fund and I'll purchase a few necklaces personally from Sami!

Congrat's to the other winners!!

Michelle said...

Thanks Shelly! That's thoughtful. Since I've already committed to ordering 3 necklaces from this blog post, I'm going to order one for you so that I can turn it into a magnet to place on your refrigerator. Think it will work perfect to go with your other mags currently there!

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