Saturday, March 12, 2011

Miracles Happen { GIVEAWAY! }

A little story, the very condensed version: Jamie is a local lady to me. We've met a couple times.

Last week on Facebook a message was posted about a baby ready to be born, and the mother was looking for a family to adopt.
But the family had to have documented Native American heritage.
Word spread quickly and within about 15 minutes Jamie was realizing that God was sending her a new baby.
Jamie's family has documented Native American heritage and already has 2 adopted children.

Most people have 9 months or so to plan for a baby. Jamie's family has about 2 weeks! You can click here to read her story. You might get teary and goose bumpled. You've been warned.

We have a new necklace design. I drew this butterfly and absolutely love it.
I love butterflies anyway. But the hearts on the wings just make it so perfect!
Through the end of March, for every Miracles Happen necklace sold, we'll donate $10 to Jamie's adoption fund.



We also want to give one away to one of you!
Not only are we giving away the necklace, but the winner will also win a year's subscription to

Country Living magazine! It's my favorite.


To enter: Leave a comment telling your favorite thing about Spring.
For additional entries, Facebook, blog, or tweet it. ( "New Butterfly necklace giveaway @TheRustedChain! http://tinyurl.com/4faafj3" )
Leave extra comments for each of these.


p.s. The winner of the last giveaway is Fifth Street Mama. Email TheRustedChainInfo AT yahoo.com please. :)

162 comments:

Samantha said...

Favorite thing about Spring: Getting the kids outside to play!!!
dmb161@aol.com

Heidiopia said...

What a beautiful cause and a beautiful piece! Favorite thing about spring: running in shorts and a tshirt :)
New to the blog and I'll be back.

Erin @ The Little Apartment said...

What a sweet giveaway. I love a giveaway in general, but with a purpose even more. My favorite thing about spring is how the air turns warmer and the insects hatch... you just know better weather is on the way.

Erin @ The Little Apartment said...

I'm tweeting now!

Heidiopia said...

gave you a shout out on twitter, too :)

Danyelle said...

What a story!

My favorite thing about spring is all the new blooms and life.

Heather said...

Love the new necklace!

Lynn said...

Miracles never cease to amaze me! I'm so tickled for your friend Jamie and her family!

I love this beautiful Mracles Happen necklace with the beautiful butterfly on it that you made! Love the ♥♥'s on its wings too!

My favorite thing about Spring is that everything seems to ~Spring back~ into life... like having the little humming birds come back to visit, the beautiful butterflies come to visit, tulips, roses, other gorgeous flowers bloom.. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year and I look forward to it every year.. seeing the beautiful buds on our Pear Tree turn into lovely flowering buds.. Just breathtaking to say the least!

Thank you so much for the chance of winning your lovely butterfly necklace..

Blessings,
~Lynn

Maple Memories said...

Ordering my necklace NOW!!! I am so grateful for you!!

Birgit said...

My fav thing about spring are all the flowers starting to bloom!

Lovely giveaway - hope it's international? If so, count me in :-) !

danaan at gmx dot at

Lynn said...

Beki, I also put your beautiful giveaway on the sidebar on my blog..

Blessings,
~Lynn

Anonymous said...

Beki,
Favorite thing about Spring is as many have said, the warmer weather.
Butterflies were my mom's favorite things, she collected them.
Also, we adopted our first child, and we had only five days notice. He was 14 months old. It was quite a whirlwind, but exciting. God bless this family, so excited for them.
Thanks again for another wonderful giveaway, Beki.
Janet Dreher

Sara said...

I love spring break!

Holly said...

great story Beki!
I don't have one favorite thing about spring. I love the food (grilling!) I love the colors. I am so motivated this time of year to brighten everything up. I really enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family!

amy d said...

oh, i love this necklace. my grandma loved butterflies and seeing them always reminds me of her. your gonna think i m nuts, but i love big scary kansas thunderstorms...the sound of cracking thunder and crazy lightning, they smell of the rain and the beautiful colors the sky gets right before it turns dark.
i love to sit on the front porch and watch it, then the sky clears, the sun comes back out, the birds start chirping...awwwwwww!

Sheri Gerrow said...

What a wonderful story!!

My favorite thing about spring is the warm air and all the "new" smells!

Sheri Gerrow said...

What a wonderful story!!

My favorite thing about spring is the warm air and all the "new" smells!

Sheri Gerrow said...

What a wonderful story!!

My favorite thing about spring is the warm air and all the "new" smells!

Amy said...

My favorite thing is seeing all the tress turn green..so beautiful. And, as a teacher, it means summer break is not too far!
agrip76@aol.com

Tamara (MochaMishMash) said...

My favorite thing about spring is that I'm no longer cooped up in the house and I can go for long walks and breath fresh air.

Sheri Gerrow said...

Facebooked it!

Sheri Gerrow said...

and tweeted it!

Life Is Crazy Beautiful said...

I think my favorite thing about Spring is "new" green! You know, the lighter spring green when the grass greens up and the trees & bushes all have young leaves {before they "ripen" to the deeper green of Summer}. Another beautiful design!! Lisa

Denise B. said...

My favorite thing about spring is warmer weather and the flowers!!

Denise B. said...

Shared on facebook.

doroffee said...

I hope it's international :). Well, my fave thing about spring is... hmmm... I guess, the blooming flowers... and the fresh colours :).

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The Clines said...

My favorite thing is watchiing all of the bulbs start to come through the soil (and the snow!) to signal that spring is here!
teresacline2001(at)yahoo(dot)com

sweet nothings said...

i am going to put you to the test, waiting to see leaving a comment makes me beautiful, rich, and skinny... on to bbigger things SPRING really what's not to love fresh air, all the green, and the promise of new beginings!

Dj said...

Watching my tulips and daffodils come out to play!

merlin said...

The first sign of new life, be it bulbs pushing out of the earth or buds bursting on brown branches, my soul gets renewed by this every year.

brooke said...

my favourite things about spring...
~birds chirping when you wake up in the morning
~sun streaming in through the window
~fresh morning dew, damp on the grass
~tulips opening and wildflower sprouting
~the smell of fresh rain
~kids splashing through puddles in their rubberboots
~beginning to plant seeds
~feeling the warm sun beating down on my skin
....i could go on and on!

Bethe77 said...

My favorite thing about Spring is the re~birth and life spring up once again. The warmth of sun breaking through the rain showers that bring nourishment to the flowers and trees so that we can see them in all their glory.
I love Easter and the hope it brings.


So I think that is so cool about you donating to the adpotion of this precious child to her new mom and dad.
Blessings

BARBIE said...

Butterflies have a very significant meaning to me. I would love to win this! My favorite thing about Spring is flip flops and capri pants!

BARBIE said...

I shared about the giveaway on Facebook.

kranberry216 said...

I love the promise of Easter when spring arrives. Knowing that we have new life in our risen savior - every flower, every blade of grass and drop of rain reminds me - and makes me smile.

Kate said...

favorite thing about spring: the smell of rain:)

**after 3-4 months of snow, rain is so refreshing**

kranberry216 said...

Facebooked it. :)

kranberry216 said...

Blogged it! :)

Molly Mosher said...

Spring - the smells of clean, fresh and new... it is a perfect symbolism for the new adoptive family - Congratulations.....on your clean, fresh and new baby............

Ellie d said...

my favorite part of spring is knowing easter is right around the corner. my favorite holiday. :) thanks for doing this giveaway!!

Ellie d said...

tweeted it!!

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

My favorite thing about spring is that my birthday is in the spring (April), lol

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/nicolepipkin/status/46640871445237760

nicolepipkin{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

i put it on facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/nicolepipkin/posts/194584190575416

nicolepipkin{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Lynelle said...

My favorite thing about spring are the Tulips and Daffodils popping up all over. ♥

Lori said...

I love working in my yard and planting flowers. Would love to win both. Blessings, Lori
itsybitsystitches@gmail.com

Shelly said...

When my husband and I bought our home we planted a bunch of random spring bulbs and every year they multiply and are so beautiful and remind me of us starting out our life before our 4 children came along, and how special our lives together are turning out!

Helen said...

Going for walks and playing outside after months and months of cabin fever!
helen_ono at hotmail dot com

Helen said...

Added the link to my Facebook.
helen_ono at hotmail dot com

Sadie said...

I can't wait to start planting bulbs!

Sadie said...

http:/ /twitter.com/OhioCatfish/status/46648456713998337

jakeandhelen@comcast.net said...

hello well what i love about spring is that it is a time for new beginings in everything you just have to look at the flowers budding or that tinny sprout pushing up through the dirt. so it makes me think of all the things to come yet

eclairre said...

I love spring showers and flowers =)

Nancy said...

flip flops

Vanessa said...

No coats! Or SNOW!! And the kids can play. Oh really, I don't know if I can only choose one favorite!

Vanessa
http://daily-dilly.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

facebooked it

Vanessa said...

twittered it!

Lynelle said...

Facebooked it! :)

S Club Mama said...

I love being outside at the park. I realized yesterday (at the park) that my little guy with autism seems "normal" there; everyone is doing their own thing and everyone is loud. It's sweet to see. :)

S Club Mama said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/sclubmama/status/46655155348848640

S Club Mama said...

I FB status shared it (that was a weird statement)
http://www.facebook.com/ra.schmid/posts/195890953766359

Lynelle said...

Tweeted it too! :)

Jennifer said...

Favorite thing about spring - longer days and kids in the backyard!

Jennifer said...

tweeted too - kjcca

Jessica said...

Congrats to Jamie and her family!

My favorite thing about spring is baseball ;)

The Perfect Trio said...

Tulips. My favorite flower in the whole wide world!

The Perfect Trio said...

I retweeted your post.

Rachel J. said...

Open windows!!

The Jarrell's said...

Buttercups!

Jenny said...

My favorite thing about spring is getting out of the house and into the warm, fresh air!!

Suzy Q said...

Beautiful necklace! My favorite thing about Spring is no more snow!!!

JoAnne said...

My favorite thing about spring is seeing the sunrise sparkle across a dew covered, bright green lawn and watching the very thin layer of fog hovering low to the ground.

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

I love the warmer weather. And this year that means taking the babe out for walks to lose some baby weight!

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

tweet tweet! http://mobile.twitter.com/hanwayink/status/46723878730473472

NaNa said...

This child will be my grandson---that makes this spring very special!

indywriter said...

May favorite thing about spring is that the sun comes back out. When the sun is out, it feels like anything is possible.

Marlene said...

Favorite thing about spring: our wedding anniversary. I get twitterpated just thinking about celebrating being blessed with my amazing husband :)

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

I love the smell of spring - all fresh and new.

Rebecca said...

The thing I love most about Spring is the ability to be outdoors, enjoying the weather, taking long walks with the kids, and watching things grow.

Patricia said...

Spring means I made it through another winter and summer is on it's way! :-)

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful story! Truly the hand of God working!!

My favorite part of Spring is all of the flowers blooming! They are all so beautiful!!

Laurie said...

My favorite thing about spring is that all the trees are in bloom right along with the flowers.

The MacDonald Family said...

I got goose bumps just reading your post! I've got to hear Jamie's story, I'm heading there right now but wanted to tell you that I LOVE your necklace! So true! Miracles DO happen!

The MacDonald Family said...

And I FB'd it :)

Veronica Funk said...

The best thing about spring is the beautiful changing light...

Rhonda said...

Thank you for blessing my dear friend Jamie in this way! My favorite thing about Spring is my son's Adoption Day on March 22!

Anonymous said...

My fav thing about spring is all of it! I love seeing new life, green buds, flowes bloom, warmer weather...the list goes on! Love the necklace!
cassies_cricket@hotmail.com

MoeWest said...

My favourite thing about spring is seeing the garden start to grow.

Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

My favorite thing about spring is watching the little sparrows coming back to eat near my backyard window!

Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

I just sent out a Tweet too! :)

Anonymous said...

The colors!
Jen
jroehl@hickorytech.net

Anonymous said...

FB'd it, too!
Jen
jroehl@hickorytech.net

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to think about when spring arrives is the reminder that God is with us showing the world new life with His amazing beauty and love.

Katey said...

my favorite thing about spring is all the little green buds peeking out and ready to bloom!

tartankiwi said...

My favourite thing about Spring is the light. No more getting out of bed in the dark and going home at the end of the working day in the dark!

Kelli said...

What beautiful news about your friend! Babies are true miracles! My favorite thing about spring is the outside family time that comes with it...teeball, swinging, eating outside, finally swimming! Love it!

Rebekah said...

I love that spring can reawaken our hearts to the things we've let lie dormant, the parts of us that should be living and active but we've forgotten about. Beki, you have such a kind and generous heart, to do such a thing for your friend. What a lovely example you are.

Laurie said...

My favorite thing about spring is watching the bulbs poke their brave green sprouts up through the ground.

Anonymous said...

Digging in the garden dirt!
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Kasey said...

My favorite thing about Spring is Easter!!!

ShortLittleMama said...

Favorite thing about spring- new life. Sharing on my blog right now too! Thank you!!!

Melissa said...

How wonderful for Jamie!

My favorite thing about spring is the new life blooming all around.

Mary B said...

No socks. Haha! But really I love being able to open the house and see colors again: green grass, fresh flowers, people out in the neighborhood. Love it!

aimee bee said...

My favorite thing about spring: making my 2nd floor balcony into a garden.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I am in NY so my favorite thing about spring is open windows and the smell of grass.
What an amazing woman your friend is to be open to God bringing a child into her life so quickly. God bless.
Shannon C
*goosebumps*

Kristen said...

My favorite things about spring are flowers blooming, windows being opened, kids screaming at the park, and dinner on the deck.

Terrie said...

My favorite spring thing...Sun, warmth, planting flowers, sitting in my chairs and reading my fav book in the sun! Oh, wait...you just wanted one thing?! Who can stop at just one? Can't wait to get the necklace! Too Cool!!!

Kristin said...

My favorite thing about Spring...is throwing those windows wide open! Letting all of that fresh air flow through.

Kristin said...

I posted this on my blog as well!
Too bad it's snowing here tonight.
No windows open right now!

http://thissweetcountrylife.blogspot.com/2011/03/sometimesbabys-really-do-fall-from.html

Thanks for offering this support to their family!
What a blessing!

Joanna Jeffries said...

You couldn't have picked a better cause--I can't wait to order mine. Thank you for doing this for my sweet and beautiful friend!

elisekayem said...

I love being able to go to the dog park again with my dogs! Both them and I LOVE getting out in the fresh air and enjoying a nice day without freezing! :)

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

elisekayem said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/elisekayem/status/47132523058307072

elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

Tara Jeles said...

favourite spring thing is my anniversary :)
It's in april and this year we'll be celebrating as a family on a tropical island...that's how i'm thinking spring this year!!!!!!

Christina said...

What a wonderful story and cause...I love the warmth of spring. And the flowers (not the allergies!) And thunderstorms.

jojo said...

my fav...the promise of new life.

Southern Traditions Boutique said...

I love Daylight Savings Time! :)
Torri
torritom@graceba.net

Meg B. said...

That is beautiful, my favorite thing about spring is cool evenings around a campfire with good friends and great conversation.

Shannon said...

OH this is HARD!! Everything! Fishing withe the children, Flowers blooming, rain with thunder, digging in the dirt with the sun shining down on me, being outside barefoot, the children running outside barefoot, all the birds singing out my window in the morning... Would love to win a necklace, would also love to buy a couple, if I can figure out how... :)

Vikki said...

I just love the open green fields of Kansas winter wheat in the spring time, the soft yellow forsytha bushes blooming at Easter and the robins song signaling that Spring is here!
P.S. Your necklace is gorgeous!

Mindy said...

I love everything about spring! Love the flowers peeking out of the ground, love the birds coming back (I live in the Midwest), love the fresh smell outside, love watching everything get green again & love going outside with either a light jacket or no coat at all!

Kelly said...

My favorite thing about spring... Being outside!

mmmgleisner said...

Favorite thing about spring - no winter coats or boots - but I also love the spring smell- so windows open too!!! I just can't wait for SPRING !!!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite things about spring are the smell of rain and the chirping of he birds...thanks for sharing and supporting this amazingly blessed family!
Cindy G.

Deidre said...

My fave thing about spring is the green-ness of everything and the pops of colors that the flowers offer. Makes my heart smile.

Lee said...

The sunshine! Too many grey days this winter. thanks for such a lovely giveaway.

Julie said...

My favorite thing about spring... baby chicks! And fresh eggs! Our hen finally started laying again after her winter strike. Do you have hens? You totally could, in your barn or just free roaming in your yard. You should look into it, if you don't have them already!!!

Love the Decor! said...

I love the longer warmer days of spring and the new life "springing" up everywhere. The first tulip to pop through the ground is always heartwarming too

basketbabe said...

Your friend's story did indeed give me goosebumps and leave me teary eyed. What I love about spring is that the world starts over. A second chance. Rebirth. All God's glory!!!

Signs and Salvage said...

I love Spring...the feeling of opening the windows again to the nice warm air...I LOVE going to Easter Sunrise Service...I love Easter dresses...getting to camp...hmmmm...I love everything about Spring. I think my fave is LILACS!!! They are here for such a short amount of time...but I sooooooo adore them!!

Take Care,

Kristin

Jamie said...

My favorite thing about spring would have to be everything in bloom.....love seeing the flowers again after all that snow!

Country Dreaming said...

Being able to open up the hose and get some fresh air inside.

Melinda

cwdaily said...

Laughed at some of the posts, such as no more snow in the spring (I'm looking at 4 inches on my deck right now!) My favorite thing is sitting outside while the kids play, feeling the sun on my face. Paradise.

tearyeyedstars said...

My favourite thing about spring is that my birthday falls in this season! (:
ejhtan at gmail dot com

tearyeyedstars said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/tearyeyedstars/status/47495432322023424
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Kaylen said...

What a great story!!

My favorite thing about spring is the inspiration to start planting in the garden. It just has a feeling in the air that something wonderful is going to happen, if you just provide a little love and attention to it. (ha, much like a new baby!)

Melodee, said...

Lilacs and sweet peas!!

Melodee, said...

I facebooked about your story, too. You can find it here http://www.facebook.com/melodeebeth. I also love the fact that my birthday is in the middle of Spring. It's always been my most favorite time of year. Mostly I love the flowers. Spring makes me feel like a little kid.

moonsword said...

My favorite thing is the smell...freshly turned earth, rain soaked forests, newly blooming gardens...love it! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Rebecca said...

Favorite thing? Scent of lilacs

~Melissa~ said...

My favorite thing about spring is the warm but not too hot weather and the sun shine. It's the best time to go out and explore HK and it just wakes me up and refreshes my soul. Love how you are devoted to serving others with your talents. Praying you are able to raise lots of money both for the Jamie's adoption and Japan. What a blessing.

Kansas said...

My favorite thing about spring would have to be that I can run in the early evening light rather than waking up WAY too early in the mornings to get my fitness on. Yay sleep and sunshine and running outdoors! :)

Stephanie said...

Open windows. Clothes hung out to dry!!

Julie said...

What a great thing you are doing for my friend Jamie. Thanks! My favorite things about Spring is our wedding anniversary, birth of my first niece and best of all the birth of my beautiful adopted daughter.

Marin D said...

I love the longer days. I feel so much more productive!

JoAnne said...

I also love the food spring brings. Fresh crisp veggies, herbs and fruit and anything grilled!

Larelle said...

Playing in the dirt while starting garden seeds... which I am going to do today!

Chele said...

Ironically, the butterflies. This necklace is the most perfect for me for many reasons. My grandfather who passed away from cancer loved butterflies. Now every time I see a butterfly I think of him. And another ironic thing... as you know I was just diagnosed with cancer... the words "Miracles Happen" are the words I am hanging on too. :) You are beautiful Beki! I just love you and your heart!

Debbie said...

New birth. I'm Jamie's mother-in-law and Ryan's mom, and I do believe in God's miracles. I'm so happy for their little family. Beki, thank you for using your talent to bless others.

Heather said...

Facebooked it!

Heather said...

my favorite things about spring are tulips and grilling out. Everything smells so fresh and seems so new.

The Cannary's, est. 1985 said...

Fab giveaway and even better story - love it. My favorite thing about spring has got to be throwing the windows open and letting fresh air in - aahhhh....

Lee said...

My favorite thing about spring in planting a garden full of vegetables and flowers as I dig my hands into the warm dirt.

Lee said...

I facebooked this one.

Lee said...

I tweeted this one.

stephiemarie21 said...

I love digging in the garden, tulips and daffodils and taking walks.

Natalie said...

I love the blooming redbud trees!

Natalie said...

p.s. I posted on facebook about the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

the thing i love about spring is tulips:) and seeing my first bumble bee...thats how i know spring has arrived :)

Meghanne said...

My favorite thing about spring is the excitement of warm weather. The days start getter warmer and the flowers are starting to bloom and it just makes you feel good!

Karen Leigh said...

WOW that necklace is beautiful and touches my heart. All four of my children were GOD inspired adoption miracles and this necklace symbolizes my motherhood journey perfectly! Anyhow, my favorite thing about spring is finally getting to enjoy the outdoors again. I've been stuck inside for months and the beautiful sun shine & perfect temp just draw me to the outdoors. My kids LOVE the outdoors.

Karen Leigh said...

I tweeted the giveaway...

http://twitter.com/#!/karenleigh14/status/48848950932934656

sara said...

my favorite thing about spring is the easter!