Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Has someone ever made a comment that discouraged you? Recently someone made a comment about my blog that was discouraging regarding my Birthday celebration, which made me a little discouraged. I think for many of us who started our "blogs" a long time ago, we weren't looking to make money. In fact, this was our corner of the woods where we do life and it was a place for us to go and write. Many blogs overnight become extremely successful monetarily. I have never been looking for that here. I have been blessed to grow in my writing, connect with others, support companies that I can back their products and books, but I have never been looking to make this a huge money pit.

With that said, this week I wanted to take the pressure off from writing a post about every single giveaway. So, I will be posting a lot this week and the rules are still the same. Comment every day, for any prize, but I am not going to put a specific prize up every day. This week, I wanted to switch it up. My intention of this giveaway was to bless my readers who have blessed my blog as it has transformed over several names in the past eight years. It has grown with many new friends and some old ones, that I am so thankful for. 


Contest Rules for this week:

Your job is to comment, leave your name and email address like this: Comment, Sarah, Runningthroughthestorm@gmaildotcom

Here are the Giveaways for this week and in no specific order for no specific day since I didn't post yesterday. 

1. Starbucks Giftcard
2. Young Living 5 mL Peppermint Oil
3.  Catch A Star by Tamika Catchings
4. Close to You by Kara Isaac (ARC Copy) 
5.The Peanuts Movie Dvd+ Blu-Ray Combo
6. Eating in the Middle - A Mostly Wholesome Cookbook by Andie Mitchell
7. You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth Life Guide 

As I said before, please check your spam mail. Which prize would you be most excited about? Which book haven't you read? Have you seen the Peanuts Movie? 

I am shipping out the batch of giveaways from last week! It's so fun! Thank you for celebrating with me! I look forward to seeing your comments all week as your entries for these prizes. I'll email you at the end of the week. This week my husband will be drawing winners out of a hat. So, when I see you comment on a post, I'll throw your name on a sticky note and into the hat, you will go. Your name will be up for grabs! 

Remember all uncollected prizes will be given away to one random winner. I will send the winning prizes out at the end of each week!

Have a fantastic week!  I look forward to reading from you everyday :) 


Shirley said...

Ooooh, I love peppermint oil from young living and all the other prizes sound great too. I hope you will have a blessed day!

Susan P said...

Of course I would go for 1, 2, 4, 5 first!! LOL. You know me. Just keep enjoying doing what YOU want to do. The thing about blogs is - you find the ones you like and want to read, then you follow them. They aren't for everyone and if you don't like how someone does something then MOVE ON. Seriously, people need to relax and back off in the cyber world. :)

Alison said...

I love how you are being brave and choosing to celebrate. I'm so sorry to hear about the discouragement, when you are doing something so kind and beautiful and generous.

#1, 5 & 6 get me the most excited, since I've already enjoyed my own copy of #7 and 3. Much grace to you.

alison (d0t) louise (at) gmail (d0t) com

Aurelia said...

Beings I love reading books always catch my eye but Starbucks and a good book is a win win too. Happy happy birthday month. Aurelia gravelroadmusings@gmail.com

Aurelia said...

Beings I love reading books always catch my eye but Starbucks and a good book is a win win too. Happy happy birthday month. Aurelia gravelroadmusings@gmail.com

justcommonly said...

Happy Birthday Celebration. I'm sorry to hear a comment was not very friendly. I love what you have to share. It was only by chance I dropped in on your blog and celebration. I love the idea. You were blessed and you turned that around and decided to bless readers not only with your lovely posts but giveaways. You didn't have to. Sometimes people don't understand that bloggers are not out to earn money, there really isn't any money to be earned. Actually, we're losing money if you think about it. Time and buying gifts or shipping things off. Yet we do it because we love to share. So kudos to you! Don't worry about what others think. Be the person God made you to be. :)

As to the giveaway, it really isn't about what it is. I'm happy to win anything.


justcommonly said...

Oops..forgot the second part of the question. No I have not seen the Peanuts movie even though I'm a fan of Peanuts!

Sarah said...

Peppermint is a great oil used for many things! Be sure to drop by the rest of the week :)

Sarah said...

Lol.. I love that and you :)
Back off!!

Sarah said...

I'm so grateful for amazing readers! Keep coming all week for more posts and some cool book reviews!

Sarah said...

True that! We lose a lot of money, but we have our hearts vested here!! You totally get that!! Hugs, Annie :)

Sarah said...

I'm with ya! Starbucks and a book, call that a great day in my world!

KelseyJ said...

Life's too short to listen to the haters. :) just be who you are because that's pretty wonderful! Love you, sweet friend!

I haven't read any of the books or seen the movie, although I do love Charlie Brown!
Kelsey, km184403@arbor.edu