Thursday, December 18, 2008

This one's for the kids...

Since your chances were rather slim a few days ago I thought I'd do another quick Christmas giveaway. This one is for the kids.

Speaking of kids. My kids donned bathing suits and sunscreen yesterday... and played in water outside. And I thought November was shockingly mild. It's December, folks....

In the sweatshop this weekend I finished up a few more Christmas presents for the children...

And I thought y'all might like one... since I have 1 apron left over! So, up for grabs:: one child size apron with the applique of your choice {dino or owl} and a name! Comment to win and I will draw a name Friday {tomorrow} at 3 pm CST! Even if you don't have kids you can comment... I bet any niece, nephew or grandchild would be appreciative!

Oh... there's one stipulation with this drawing. Since this one's for the kids I want to encourage you with the words of a thirteen-year old boy named Logan {who lives on a working ranch and places a call to the radio station}. He's wise beyond his years... you'll see. As we go about the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season... remember this child was sent for a purpose:: our redemption & salvation. If you have any questions... email me there's nothing I'd rather do than tell you more!

Merry! Merry!

158 comments:

The Wilsons said...

Pick me, Pick me!!! Remember I requested one back in August:-)

meredyth said...

these are so cute! thanks for offering the drawing!
meredyth e.

Kellie Patton said...

CUTE!!! that sure would help keep kids clean when they INSIST on helping me in the kitchen - BTW, i made the buttermilk pie the other day and it was fabulous! - I've almost eaten the whole thing by myself!

mom2three said...

first off, I'm crying from that youtube... thanks for keeping the meaning of the season always at the forefront of your blog. I'm in complete agreement with you! Now about those aprons- they've got to be one of the cutest things I've seen. If I win, could I commission you to make more? (I have 3 kids too, 2 girls and a boy, just like you)

Merry Christmas!

Jess said...

Love the apron!! The owl design is really cute!!

The Langfords said...

TOO CUTE!!! I love the aprons and the recording brought a tear to my eyes. It is so comforting to know that when we loose someone close to us we can call on Christ because he sent his son to die on the cross for each of us. THANKS!!

Sue said...

I love the aprons...they are too cute. AND...I am so jealous of your sunscreen-worthy weather at Christmas! I grew up in AL and am now living in Indiana...my street has been a big sheet of ice for the past two days...I sure do miss that beautiful weather. Love the pictures of your three...they are too precious! Merry Christmas!

Jennie-Marie said...

OOOOOH we would love an owl!!! You are so creative!

Heather said...

That apron would be too cute on my nephew.

Fraser said...

The aprons are adorable! My daughter loves to help me in the kitchen...she would look too cute with an owl apron! You are so talented. Thanks for offering!

Mandi said...

I want one!! Pick me! Merry Christmas

The White House said...

Beautiful, I love the owl. I am praying that you are able to witness to some blogger out there through this post!

becky said...

you sure find the best things to share with us darby. i am so thankful for that today. and we would LOVE to have an apron. luke loves to help in the kitchen, to do ANY kind of craft, and sister would grow in to one. now, seth likes that stuff too, but my luke is a fanatic!!!

Amy said...

TOO CUTE!!! I don't see how you do it all. My daughter would love this, she helps me in kitchen all the time.

The Southern Lady said...

Oh, I cried. I'll admit it. That phone call between Logan and the radio station just touched me, so deeply. It just amazes me how children can grow and be so aware of God's presence. That they can hear him. Thanks for sharing this, Darby.

And speaking of sharing...

Thanks for sharing your talents with us time and time again. My daughter would love a wee apron (she's choose the dinosaur, of course) so maybe I'll be lucky.

Thanks again. I'm going to share Logan's story with my family later this evening. I know they'll appreciate it as much as I did.

chilly said...

Wow - you're giving all kinds of stuff away these days!

Caroline is a fan of owls and promises to share her best animal sounds (including an owl of course) in the form of a youtube video if she is picked to win the grand prize.

You know her mommy was an owl.

kapeck said...

Those are absolutley adorable! Your talents are amazing!

cmcilwain6493@charter.net said...

Those are adorable! I just love your blog!

Kendra White said...

Dont you only pray that one day the good LORD will used your son that way.... something about boys!

Kelly said...

My niece would love this!!

Jessica said...

I can't believe all of your homemade treasures, you are so talented! Thanks for that You Tube post, puts it ALL in perspective!

Merry CHRISTmas,
Jessica

jen quinn said...

too cute. good luck to.....
ME!

KATHY GRANGER said...

I WOULD LOVE TO WIN AN APRON FOR ONE OF MY GRANDDAUGHTERS. HER MOTHER WAS A CHI O AT BSU AND THIS WOULD BE VERY APPROPRIATE. YOU ARE SO CREATIVE AND TALENTED, I'D LIKE TO BOTTLE THE ENERGY YOU HAVE, WE COULD MAKE A MILLION. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. JESUS IS THE REASON!!!!! KATHY

Sherree said...

Love the apron. The owl design is so cute. You are so talented.

Sarah said...

Pick me!! I want to give that to my niece!!! :) :) Very cute!

new mom in law said...

Love them!!!! And so thankful for Jesus!

angela conklin
conoil@yahoo.com

Gail said...

My five yr. old grandson who is autisic would adore this one! He loves to finger paint and this would be something so handy! Thank you! G

Tara said...

I love it! I want it!

micah, danielle, sophie, and angus said...

Love the video and the apron! My little one is on the back porch right now playing in water. Merry Christmas!!

megan said...

Just yesterday I asked my hubby for a cute apron for Christmas. Although, I think this one would be better suited for my niece. :) Too cute and thanks for another chance to win a creation by you! Much love - your sister in Christ

Linkis Family Love said...

I am stuck now! Devin and Danica just saw the photos of your aprons, and are hounding me for a dinosaur one (two)! Even if you don't pick me, can I pay you to make them one?
Here is my favorite verse I am sharing with friends today...
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever." Psalms 107:1 Hallelujah!
Kelli Linkis <><<

aedozier said...

Hooty Hoot! Love the owls! Mary McKinnon wants one!

M Srygley said...

I love the aprons. I made my own labels for teacher gifts after your last blog. You inspire me to be creative and I've needed it lately. THANK YOU!

the brown's said...

in tears...WOW!

dylan would love the insanely cute apron!!
xo

Alyson said...

Hey there! I found your blog through your hair bow tutorial. I am making your apple butter as we speak!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Laura Goodson said...

Thought I would take my chances...Gabe could help me in the kitchen.

Jill Pope said...

Kent would look adorable in a little dino apron! You are too much!

The Nuzzo Family said...

Okay so I cried. Why is a 13 year old boy having to remind me of something so full of truth? Lucianna said she would like the owl if she is picked. Thanks girl!

Susan said...

Adorable! Sign me up! One of my 3 (1 girl, two boys) would love one. I made your label from yesterday as well. Took some time for me to figure it all out, but I think I was successful . . .and I'm not at all domestic. I'm trying new things because of you. Thanks!

Rhett, Megan, Claire and Ford said...

I cried too. How wise he is . . .

Brandi Bartee said...

These are precious and I do love the Chi O owl myself. We are attempting your pretzel rods this afternoon with a 2 year old and 11 month old.

Jessica Ranjbari said...

I want that owl apron! Do they come in adult sizes? ;) Those are so cute... I remember hearing that radio clip - so insightful and a great reminder of God's love and compassion. Thanks Darby!

Susannah said...

Hey Darby! I read your blog and am friends with Becky Tucker. I went to elementary school with your husband Justin at Northside. I love reading your blog. Please pick me!!:) Btw...your kids are precious!

Carrie Wells said...

Very Cute...would love one for my son!! You don't know me, but I love your blog. I made the Christmas labels last night!!
Carrie Wells

DollBaby said...

Too cute! Thanks for offering to give one away! =)

Caroline said...

I have heard that little boy before. SO sweet.
Darby, why don't you make a business out of your talent with clothes and accessories for kids? You really are amazing! I know that adds too much stress but you would do so well at it! We would love to buy some of your stuff!! (keep it in mind if you need a little extra $$.... we would love to buy something from you!)
Until then I will keep commenting for some freebies!

The Martin's said...

Seriously. Once again, I do not know how you do it! I have to wait for Madelyn to wake up to watch the video...but I'm looking forward to it! (PS. We'll be in Dothan new year's week!)

andi said...

I would love to win...number generator, Pick me!!!!

Mandy said...

precious.....Mandy

Beth said...

My little girl, Libby, could wear that when she grows just a bit. I think she'd like the owl.

The video gave me chills and I've seen it before. Such a strong message!

C said...

That little boy sure is wise and just witnessed to all who've heard him on the radio or seen this on YouTube. How amazing! Would love the apron, you make such cute things!

Joel and Lee-Anne said...

Darby - girl, I look forward to reading your blog. In fact, I have sent it on to some girlfriends of mine so they, too, could be blessed....
:) Merry Christmas

margaret said...

thanks for sharing the video. i'd heard it before, but it's a great reminder to hear all the time!

my little guy sure would love the dinosaur....

Lindsey said...

okay, i'm putting my name in the hat for elle. you really could make lots of money selling all your craftiness. but i certainly don't mind being in the running for a free one:).

Allie said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE! I LOVE Owl's and 70's style birds ... so cute!!

Thanks for entering me... I am a lurker without a blog.

Allie

tjaksv (at) yahoo (dot) com

Aulick Family said...

Darby-
I want you to know I just LOVE your blog! I look forward to all your new posts! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!- Toni

Kristen said...

AC would go crazy over this...she LOVES to help me cook! My computer is in the shop, but I got access to my sister's laptop this afternoon and have enjoyed catching up on all your Christmas posts. Too Cute!

kt said...

I know my chances are slim in the massive pool of your readers, but Eli would LOVE it! so....here goes hoping!

Jen05 said...

My daughter is in the owl class at her preschool and she would love this! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Molly said...

You are one talented chickadee! My niece would love this for her new Kitchen she is getting.

Leah said...

how fun and cute!! hope you pick me. :-)

Melody said...

Thanks for offering...I would love to use this with my son in a few years.
That you tube video was so sweet. I am going to post it on my page! God is so Good!! : )

The Honea Bees said...

Would love an owl!!!
Merry Christmas!

Patti said...

So cute! I can't wait to see all of your Christmas creations! Would love to be a fly on your wall for the next 6 days :)

Dianne said...

The aprons are soooo cute. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Jennifer said...

Thank you once again! What a fun drawing -- I reeeeeeaallllly hope I win! :)

cm photography. said...

Okay...my eyes are watering after listening to Logan...that boy is incredible.

Anyway, my 3 year old nephew would love an apron!

akb228 said...

Soo cute...as usual! ;) While I would much prefer a squirrel since I'm an AGD, an owl would be my second choice for my niece. =)

Merry Christmas,
Alison

PS I would seriously love to have donned my bathing suit and sunscreen with the kiddos instead of all this winter garb I have on! We could see a total snowfall of 6-10" by this time tomorrow! Ugh! I miss 'bama.

Anonymous said...

Can an anonymous, nice blog stalker win put her name in to win too!? I don't have a blog, but I've been following you for a few months and wish I could do what you do!

Thanks!
Andrea (not really anonymous, but I have to use the "anonymous" button!)

anaville0329@hotmail.com

Elsa said...

mememememe!!! I want one! You should open a business, you so talented.

J.White Family said...

My daughter would love the apron (and as a XO I love the owl!!) She is getting a kitchen for Christmas, so this would be a perfect addition!

J said...

Ooo la la! So cute!

Todd and Randi said...

I would love an apron for my boys. I can't wait until I can do that on my embroidery machine.

Todd and Randi said...

I would love an apron for my boys. I can't wait until I can do that on my embroidery machine.

April said...

TOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!! My neice Sarabeth would love this. She loves helping her Granma in the kitchen!!! My email is aprilbarnes02@yahoo.com. Thanks!!!

Angela said...

I would love to win and apron. Thanks for the giveaway.

Angela C.

accoupons at gmail dot com

erin from austin said...

i'm currently trying to sew some napkins that are a gift to my sister-in-law. my first endeavor at sewing. your skills are so impressive!

The McRee's said...

i was going to get my little girl one for V-Day (yes I think that far ahead) I'll try my luck here for an owl one first : )

anna said...

Tears in my eyes from Logan! We should all be so insightful. I am working on my own dishtowels, since I missed out on your last drawing. Your aprons are lovely, and I have a super messy 2 year old! Thanks for the Christmas inspiration!

The Rays said...

i've been keeping my eye out for these for the kids.

Needlin' Nancy said...

Love your aprons! Would love to win one for a special granddaughter who wants to cook so much at age 3!

Chelsea said...

Love your website and just stumbled accross it! Thank you for sharing your world with us. AND I too love the owl. I think my neice needs one.

Nicole said...

How adorable! I love the red and yellow owls!

Anonymous said...

Those are so precious. You do great work!!!

Jennifer Milam

You're Invited said...

pick me, pick me!!! my son Hayden is very much into dinosaurs right now...oh, to be a 3 year old :)

Ashley said...

Pick me! I would need a dino of course! Youtube brought tears to my eyes! I just love these drawings that your doing! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

pink green & southern said...

Those Chi O Hooties are the cutest! I just found your blog and love it, btw!

Brittny said...

I love everything you make! I found your blog months ago, forgot how I got there and didn't find it again until last night. Then my sister informed me you were friends with my brother at Auburn (Kyle Armstrong) and talked to him about her (my sister) going to UK. I don't know how you do what you do with 3 kids. I only have 2 and don't do any of that! Keep it coming, I love seeing what new things you have created.

Tara and Felix said...

Pick me, pick me! I'm a fellow member of the owl club!!!!

Megan said...

My son sure could use a dinosaur apron for some of the crafts I've been thinking of lately! They're too cute, Darby.

Dana said...

okay i am crying! that was the sweetest video ever. love the owl apron...hooty hoot!

-dana 'yance' wright

thewheelerfamily said...

So cute! I love your creative ideas! I hope you pick me because my little guy could use an apron to keep up with big sister.

grace said...

would love to win the apron for my niece! so cute- you should really invest in an etsy account if you haven't already!

Elizgonz said...

So adorable! Count me in.

Megan said...

Too cute! I LOVE the owls! How precious...You are such a sweet and creative mommy!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm going to try again to win. I have 3 beautiful grandchildren that would love that apron. Hope you pick me!!
Jane from Mississippi

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

love it! wow another giveaway and even better...for the kids! lucy would love it for crafts and cooking!

Anonymous said...

Cooper would LOVE a dino apron!! SO cute!!
~Amanda

Elodie said...

i love your blog darby! it really makes me want to be more crafty. the aprons are too cute but that video made me cry.

KW said...

Pick me Pick me... I am not creative at ALL! I listened to this kid one day a while ago and I cried my eyes out.... :)

Melissa said...

thanks for your sweet blog! i am friends with abby maddox and shireen, and i've started reading through their blogs! i love the apron...i was a chi o at samford, so owls hold a special place in my heart :) i also just had a little girl in march who would love to wear that apron in a few year!

keep writing and creating! i love it!

melissa richie

melissaneal.blogspot.com

erika said...

If I win I'm giving it to Chilly because I want to hear Caroline make owl noises.

karen said...

Pick me! Any of my three girls & the one on the way..would love one of those aprons! Thanks, Darby! :)

Matt and Alice said...

So cute! My daughter would love an apron for her kitchen.

Alice Alexander
amalexander0817@msn.com

HES said...

so cute! I love aprons and would love to send one to my favorite nephew to help his momma clean up! Thanks for doing this! Hallie

Ford Family said...

I would love it..pick me!!

Laura said...

Renfroes are in

Flea Flicker Sports said...

My sister's ( Kellie Thompson Patton) kids would love this!!! Pick ME!!

stefanie shultz said...

Great apron, AWESOME video!

Victoria said...

What darling aprons!

I enjoyed the you tube video as well! What a sweet reminder.

MGF said...

Holy cow 110 comments. I hope the random.org gets a very HIGH number.

My boys would love to share one. Too darn cute.

becky said...

i have sent you 3 stalkers!! how bout that for some support. (this isn't another vote...just an observation!!)

Holderby Family Blog said...

My daughter, Allie, has just started cooking with me...pick us pick us!

The Allen Clan said...

hook it up

Amber Smith said...

Oh these are so lovely! I was in Williams Sonoma just looking for one and none were as cute!

Hillary Dunham said...

I will throw my name in the hat for this one! Adorable!!
Are these for sale at your etsy shop? I bought my first etsy stuff recently and just got it today! It was a necklace for a gift and I love it!
And I've seen the video, too, and it's awesome.

The Gunters said...

I've been following your blog for some time now....so now's a good a time as any to leave a comment! :) You are just too talented! I love your crafty ideas! I taught preschool before I had our first baby in September and I'm a big fan of arts and crafts. This apron would be perfect for my son to wear when I break out the finger paints!! Thanks for offering this giveaway...how fun!
Lane

Kristen said...

Love the apron Darby! This Chi O would love to have one for her little Hoot. Do I get sympathy points by telling you that I am 37 weeks pregnant and had to go the hospital last night to get an IV because I had a horrendous stomach bug!?!

Hope y'all are having a great week!

Anonymous said...

my little anna ryan sure would be cute in that apron:) and it is my big 30...pick me:) merry christmas
amy sharp

christy said...

My mini chef would love it! He is getting his own utensils for Christmas too!

Lindsey said...

Too cute-are you already preparing the girls to be Chi-O's? Hoot Hoot! Love and miss you! If I win the apron it will be a good excuse to drive down to Dothan, pick it up, and see everyone!

Hannah said...

Oh, I'd love one of those...I heard that call last year and it still brings tears to my eyes.

Hannah

Lucy said...

oh my. I just started sobbing watching that video. wow!! What a great reminder.

And.... what cute aprons! I know a little girl who would look mighty cute in on of those!!

Harper's Mommy said...

Super cute! You're so creative!

Erica Cone said...

I have the perfect person in mind for the apron. Maybe I will get lucky and win!

matt&melissa said...

Love all the fun holiday stuff and the apron...I also successfully made labels today, on plain paper that I turned into stickers with a Xyron sticker maker:) Love the super cute and simple projects that you share.
Melissa Brady
Russellville, AR
m_mbrady@hotmail.com

The Birds Nest said...

You are just too dang cool!! I want to live next door to you or go to church with you or something!! Are you going to IL for Christmas? I am. Salem, IL here I come!!

lauramatthews said...

Feeling lucky!

The Sims Family said...

Love the apron - hope I win!!! :)

Wright Family said...

You are too cute! I love everything you make:)
rebekah

Courtney Cloud said...

Pick ME Picke Me!

David Paske, Independent Distributor said...

wow, 131 comments already!! we would love a little apron at our house!! :-)
love, the paske crew

Stacey said...

I love your blog! You have the cutest ideas and I thoroughly enjoy reading.

pve design said...

Oh, many a kid (and parent or grandparent would love this!) Did you know that I have an "apron addiction!"
I adore aprons. These are so great!

pve design said...

Oh, that brave Logan.

brittany, steve, and gabe said...

how cute! would love one for my little boy!

MomofPLL&C said...

Thank you for sharing that video! I cried. So sweet.

I hope and pray that someone wants to learn more about the love of God because of it. His peace "transcends all understanding".

Thank you for this blog. Thank you for spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through it.

p.s. I would love to win the apron, too. : )

Jessica said...

Pick me - My kiddos would love that aprong - my 3yr old is so into helping mommy in the kitchen.
Happy Holidays

rachelshingleton said...

Hooray for aprons! And hooray for little ones helping in the kitchen!

Susan said...

These are so cute.
Susan

Ashley said...

I can't get over how talented you are. I am constantly amazed by all that you do and your joyful spirit. Random Number...Please pick me! Merry Christmas!

Jenny said...

That is so stinkin' cute- your kids, that precious boy, those darn aprons! I am going to move in and take some lessons!

Melissa said...

Another cute one! Would love to be the lucky winner!

Carly said...

Yay! Mary Reese wants in on this one:)

Karen said...

My daughter Arianna would love the owl!

The Dyer Family said...

oh no - i might not make it in time!!! my child would loooove this - i adore your crafts. :)

Brandy said...

The aprons are too cute and would be perfect for my little "mess"! Please pick me!

Jessica said...

Your so talented...love reading your blog!!

Joy and Ash said...

Our church played that video of the little boy calling in the radio station last Christmas and is quite an amazing tear jerker. Our little Mallory would LOVE one of your aprons! Thanks for your generosity Darby!
Merry Christmas!

Doug, April & Nathan said...

Please pick me!! I absolutely love visiting you blog for ideas and just to see what new things you have made. I am not the best blogger (considering I have not updated mine since July) but love to look at everyone elses. I just love all of your ideas.

Mary Neill said...

I love this! I don't have kids...but I'm 26 and I have a baby (half) sister who is 2 1/2 and she would love it!! I love your blog and all your crafty ideas...made my holiday stickers yesterday :)God Bless!

The Hams said...

I am a friend of Ashley(Turnbull) and Tegan(Corrie)and I have been blogstalking for a while now, but have never commented. First, that youtube video brought this pregnant girl(with twins) to lots of hormonal tears! It's amazing and so perfectly timed. Logan's words are so comforting and I am so thankful that you have shared!I am continually amazed at how many peoples' lives your blog touches and how talented you are- all while being a wife and mother of 3! The apron is too cute and these drawings are such a fun way to get to know your readers!!

Merry Christmas!
~Iana Ham

Household6 said...

I gotta start giving things away so that people will read my blog! Great idea.

H

Sara (Scheu) Huie said...

Such cute aprons! I'd love one for my niece or nephew!! Hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas!!

amyinatlanta said...

I know that my little helper would love one of these!

Natalie Roe said...

Our pastor played that tape in church a month or so ago...wow~! Love it. and also would love an apron! :)

Virginia said...

Logan called into our Houston KSBJ radio station. I remember hearing it for the first time a year or so ago. Mike, the DJ, was so choked up. He's an amazing kid!!! Thanks for sharing...

MIMILEE said...

Well, I am in tears.....I had not heard the Logan story in a long while and I had forgotten how wonderfully precious his call was and how full of wisdom for such a little boy! Man, it really got to me......Thanks, Darby, for the reminder that GOD's Son is the REASON for the SEASON. And thank you also for spreading the GOOD NEWS through your blog! What a blessing you are!
Have a wonderful Christmas with your precious family and GOD BLESS you as I know HE WILL!
In Christ,
Lee <><