Friday, July 11, 2014

An Invitation to Party and a Giveaway From Moi


True story. If you invite me to a Noonday trunk show, I will most definitely come and there's a sky-high likelihood I'll buy something. Cannot resist. At all.

A few weeks ago, I attended my homey Heather's trunk show and I knew deep in the marrow of my knobby bones that I didn't need more Noonday, but oy, I wanted to buy something. It felt criminal not to.

Then it hit me. I wanted to buy something for you. Because I love you's. I do.

So.

Voila. Here she is.

I feel like I deserve many pats on the back and maybe a Perfect Cheer for going a somewhat practical route.

I usually gravitate toward weirder, crazier pieces with personalities that remind me of Karen from Will & Grace. But I know many of you are Noonday tiny babies, so I gently guide you along with kid gloves. Except I have man hands and you've seen my gloves before.

Don't worry about the fact that the necklace comes pre-worn. It's not even weird at all. I left the tags on it, and I only wore it long enough for my neighbor man Mike to wonder for the nine thousandth time why Cory takes so many pictures of me in our yard while he smokes cigs on his porch and tries to look natural.

I'm sure we seem creepy.

I planned my outfit just to show you the versatility of Noonday pieces. My fave jeans (cuffed), sandals, a white shirt I should really wear more often (circa 2004) and yellow Noonday.

But.

It's even better if you layer on a bunch of other stuff with it. (My earrings are from here.)

Do you love it?
Woo hoo!!!!

I wish I could've bought these bad gals in bulk and shipped one off to each of you along with a bag of Santitas.

Alas, there's only one.

So, tell me something in the comments to be entered to win. Tell me anything. I just love hearing you talk.


But Wait! There's More!

I'm having a Noonday trunk show on August 7th.
I happen to have completely saturated my local friend market with Noonday, so genius befell me once more.

I'm inviting YOU.

Party's at my place, Thursday the 7th at 6:30. (Goshen, Indiana)
There will be many good things including but not limited to: Sangria, salsa, dessert. Probably a soft cheese or two. I'm thinking dinnerish, even. But not fancy. Think paper plates - but pretty ones!

With any luck, the patio will have a roof and furniture.
If not? We party anyway.

I have room for 20 of you.

AND...since I don't know if some of you may be troopers willing to drive a bit to get to the partay, if there's any interest at all, I think we should sleep over at a hotel in town (working on those details, but something like Holiday Inn Express or Hampton Inn) and then tool around all day Friday SINCE MY KIDS WILL ALREADY BE BACK IN SCHOOL.

I'll take you thrifting and out for fancy pizza on Friday.

What do we think? What do we think????!!!

I get excited every time I think about it.
Noonday. Salsa. Me. You. Fancy Pizza.

I will do a separate post on Monday July 14th at noon ET for the trunk show. Take some time to get your ducks in a row if you're interested and meet me back here then!

For now, tell me something GOOD for your chance to win a little blinga-bling.

Yours Truly,
FPFG


(I don't allow anonymous comments because trolls LOVE me. Sorry!)


151 comments:

  1. How fun! A friend and I are hoping to host our first trunk show for #styleforjustice on the 7th too!! Eek

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  2. I am in for the show! Working on Friday... Why aren't all 20 of us just slumbering???? Send the kids to grandmas and kick Cory to the jail!!!! ;)

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    2. Yay!!!!

      Do you mean slumber at mi casa??? OMW.

      I'm trying to find a hotel with HGTV so we can all watch the premier of Jen Hatmaker's show that night. :)

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  3. You know I will be there. With bells on! Something you should know, for my chance to win the lovely...my 8 year old daughter can do one armed pull ups. She is fierce. I can't even get across the monkey bars anymore. With both arms :)

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  4. I have that teal necklace that you've paired with the yellow one! I think it's fate. :)

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  5. Something GOOD, eh? Well, I met with my pastor this week, & we're going to find ways for me to serve the kingdom in ways that suit my gifts-- my little detail-oriented task-focused introverted gifts. Because we aren't all meant to be greeters! I can serve God by organizing the church's office, & curating content for the church website, & that thrills me to no end. So happy that He made us all so different, so we can show off different aspects of Him!

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  6. My birthday date night out with my hubby is tonight - date night is awesome, but birthday date night = extra awesome.

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  7. This sounds like so much fun. I wish I didn't live so far away! I would so be there. Have fun and post lots of pics so I can live vicariously through your party post. Ha!
    Mindy Flick

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  8. You should definitely wear the white shirt more often...so cute!!

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  9. If some good soul could just magic up a very long bridge from Ireland to the US, I'd be there in a heartbeat (or 3 days more likely). Until then, I count myself lucky that I get to read your wise words, I love the way they get me thinking & re-assessing. Martina x (& I'm seriously loving yellow this year).

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  10. Love the necklace. Love the top. Love the sleepover and party....wish I still lived in Chicago.

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  11. I've loved looking at the Noonday collection online, but I've never splurged to buy something! I should definitely keep it in mind for gifts. Also, I love that white shirt! It's so fun to accessorize with neutral colors like that.

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  12. Wow! I wish I lived closer cause I think it would be awesome...both the slumber party and meeting you! But alas, not in the cards for me :( But that necklace! I keep eyeing up Noonday online (no one that I know sells it around me) and can NEVER decide what to buy. Maybe I can start with this piece ;) Thanks for the chance!!

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  13. I'm just wishin' I didn't live so far away! Would have loved to have seen that beautiful house, beautiful you, and buy a beautiful necklace!

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  14. I love all of the Noonday pieces - if I were closer I'd be there and I'd happily blow all my birthday money :) Which happens to be burning a hole in my wallet as we speak (also, where does the phrase come from? It's so weird)

    And here's something good- my husband and I are going away today for 5 glorious days. Alone. It's our anniversary so we're gonna party like honeymooners.

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  15. so I'd love to win the necklace since I can't make it to the Noonday party…so sad! Since I can't make it, throw your peeps in the car and come to me…we almost never leave the beaches of Lake Erie without sea glass!! I have 2 containers of it in my house TOTALLY FULL!! Come one, come all…. I'll make salsa!

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  16. Oh my goodness, I wish SC was not such a long drive. The trunk show + sleepover sounds like soo much fun!

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  17. I love the necklace and the mission of noonday!

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  18. Love you, love your blog. Love your words, love your heart. An evening with you AND thrifting? I live in Milwaukee so this could be a possibility... Thrifting with you would be perfection. Count me in 85%...

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  19. my sister lives in goshen and I told her she has to come and get your autograph for me. :) love the necklace and really like this blog, too!

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  20. Long time fan of your blog and noonday!! Thanks for sharing your heart and story.

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  21. How very kind! I would love to wear this beautiful piece of Loviness! I just recently have heard of this collection and think each piece is just wonderful!! Thanks for doing this give away! (:

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  22. Clearly you are the hostess with the mostest! I love your sense of hospitality! Such a gift. Your Mama raised you well!

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  23. You don't have to ask me twice! Pencil me in. I'm there!!

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  24. I keep reading about noonday and I am so, so curious! I would love to attend an actual show sometime, but alas, it doesn't seem they have spread to these parts yet. (Which probably means I should be the one to host one!)

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  25. Love following along with your life and fam. One thing to note: I have memorized ALL of Romans and it only took me a decade or more! (Now trying to rememorize because some parts are not grooved into me yet.) Wish I was out in the plains of Nebraska cuz I would be there. Will there be your salsa and chips? hmm

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  26. Love the necklace! Reminds me of several pieces I have bought from Amazima ministries in Uganda

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  27. I think this is my first time commenting, though I've been reading you for quite a while now. I really enjoy your blog.

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  28. You have no idea how all of that speaks to my love language.... Just salsa and getting to visit w you would b the bomb... But since I live a million miles away, I would luv to just order something......

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    1. I will definitely open up the party online!!

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  29. So, I decided to be crazy and wear capris to work today. I'm digging it!

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  30. Ahhh...I don't know what to write. (Is that a qualifying comment?)

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    1. It totally counts! Especially since it made me laugh.

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  31. Kirbs and I could really use a road trip...

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  32. I'm going on holidays. In an hour. And yet, I'm surfing blogs. Better get back to packing!

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  33. I love the necklace, and would be wonderfully game to see your trunk show online. Alas, I go back to work the day of the show, so I won't be able to make it. Thanks for the chance to win. Hope I'm lucky. P.S. You're awesome!

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  34. sorry I can't make your party :( Can I order something anyway? I love the bib necklace on page 69!!! MUST. MAKE. IT. MINE!!!

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  35. I just recently heard of Noonday! So excited to have a chance to win. Your post cracked me up. You are so funny! I can't think of much interesting to tell you except for my weekend is very busy with weddings. I live on a guest ranch and we have two people getting married here, one Saturday and one Sunday. I'm getting married in October so hopefully I will get some good ideas. T.G.I.F and have a great weekend!

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  36. It's like Craft Weekend but with more salsa (I assume). Also, I hung out with Kristin Staaland, and we talked about you and how jealous I was that she got to hang out with you because you are pretty much a celebrity to me. I hope that doesn't sound weird. Anywho, I should probably get the necklace because you know…connections. Just sayin'.

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  37. Is it weird that even though we've never met, the Thurs/Fri combo you just described sounds amazingly fun? I'm tempted to grab my sister and make the hour and a half drive. :) PS Love the necklace.

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  38. I've never been to a Noonday show. I'm not even sure if anyone around here knows what they are? (MN). Wish I lived close enough to go to yours ;) I keep thinking about hosting one but no one ever comes to my parties and then I end up feeling dumb. But their jewelry is gorgeous!

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  39. You just made my day! The trunk show + Meeting you = I will be there!!!

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  40. The gods thing I want to tell u about is your blog! Can I just tell you how much God uses you to speak to me? You write the perfect amount of genuine life, funny jokes, and real truth all mixed up into the perfect salsa!

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  41. I want to come! I want to come! (I'm jumping and waving like the front row of a magic show). My only fear is that my mouth will open and nothing will come out - I'm so in awe of your talent and spirit I may be speechless. But I'd give it a try and squeak out something!

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  42. Well, I think noonday, salsa and pizza with you sounds like a dream! Especially since last night I dreamed that I went to a potluck at your church, but couldn't find you anywhere...so in my frustration, I ate a dozen deviled eggs. Yeah, salsa sounds better!

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  43. That sounds wonderful, but SC is too far away for me to make it this time. ;)

    Something good? My son and his fiancée are coming this weekend to have a wedding craft weekend. We're going to spend lots of time crafting, eating and having fun. They are getting married in October on our 34th wedding anniversary. That's good.

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  44. So, I just came in from mowing the lawn for 3 hours (1 hour left to go!). While I was mowing, I was thinking "If I could read just one blog, which blog would it be?" and guess what?!!? You won!!! (sorry, there are no prizes, except bragging rights, and that's not really something you should be doing, cuz I just read this morning in Proverbs that you shouldn't boast, but let others praise you, so we're back to "sorry, no prizes"). I really enjoy your blog and I can't believe you actually find such cool stuff when you go antique/junk shopping. :)

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  45. I only have one piece of Noonday (I'm sure there will be more!), and I'm IN.LOVE. Watching Jen's television debut together would be A-maZing! 😘

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  46. You've no idea how bad I want to hop in my Toyota Sienna and hightail it to Indiana for your PARTAY! You had me at Sangria. And salsa. And Noonday. I love everything they sell but have never been to a party. I so want to have one when life is a bit less crazy. Also, I want your white shirt. I've been looking for a summer white shirt for over a year at all my thrifty haunts. Nada. If you ever decide to sell it, I'm your girl. : )

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  47. Something exciting, the farm is producing enough food to send at least 50 lbs of produce down to the food pantry. We live in the middle of nowhere, just south of somewhere and due east of sprawling plains. But this little food pantry serves the entire county. We are praying for a great harvest....our love language is feeding people :) When I was a kid, it was my dream to open a soup kitchen, so this is my soup kitchen in the country :)

    Have a wonderful day....

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    1. "our love language is feeding people" MINE TOO!
      I was just thinking on my long drive yesterday....what did I do with all those strawberries I picked? Oh, yes. Gave them to the neighbors. Haha

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  48. something good...my family is super excited because i finally went to the grocery store for the first time in weeks!

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  49. Um I like you. And I need that necklace. PS..I married a Mexican, so I also have a close relationship to salsa.

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  50. Shanan - I need to know what town you are in so I can mapquest the distance from Central PA to Flower Patch Farmgirl central!

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    1. Oy, I thought I mentioned it. Sorry!
      Goshen, IN
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  51. I have read your blog for many moons thanks to Jessica Fuller. I love to read your posts, they make me laugh and think. I feel like I know you and if I didn't live 6.5 hours away, I would come to your wonderful party! Love the necklace!

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  52. I have loved you for so many years, I cannot imagine how fun it would be to visit you, alas TX to IN is too far, but for the rest of the afternoon I shall pretend I'm going, it'll make my day! :)

    Your kids will be in school!!! what the what?

    love your haircut, you are gorgeous, you line about your neighbor made me spew cherry coke.

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  53. you are, no doubt, my favorite blogger that i've ever gotten to meet in person. i was the girl at Hope Spoken who shared a love of salsa and old cell phones. :) coming to your trunk show would be so fun!

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  54. yay for online trunk shows! I will have salsa and sangria while I'm surveying the amazing pieces (I own NONE - yes I said NONE) I really learned about it when you posted about feeling the call to go on their mission trip. if I didn't live a bazillion miles away...and by a bazillion I mean coastal TX.

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  55. Something good: My almost-3 year-old (only 9 days to go - freaking out) just "read" to me out loud for the first time. Corduroy, cover to cover, almost word for word. With such expression! And then she wondered why I was getting all misty in my eye corners. I can't even handle it.

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  56. So, Austin to Goshen is a little bit too far, but I would love to party with you some day! Austin will just have to be on your book tour. :) Something awesome - ALL THREE OF MY CHILDREN ARE NAPPING AT THE SAME TIME RIGHT NOW.

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  57. So fun-gorgeous necklace and would so love to come to Goshen! I've been reading your blog for awhile and just love ha-even though I don't know you. Saw that you went to the Allegan Market-I'm going in August-wish I could have spotted you there! :)

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  58. You really should wear that top more often - it looks fabulous on you! Did you get a new haircut? I'll bet your neighbor man loves your photo sessions!

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  59. Okay - first off, I'm sad I live so far from you, I would be on your doorstep in a heartbeat. So, I won't be at your party this summer. But keep asking, one day I'll make it!! And I gotta tell you - we just bought a house { circa 1882 } and I'm in love - we get keys on Monday!!!!!! I'm announcing the news on my blog on Monday, too, but I thought I'd tell you first!!

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  60. I'd love a Noonday necklace. I'm reader who found your blog while researching adoption. I so appreciate your honesty and have a son that never played with "toys" and is quirky too. Love quirky kids and friends!

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  61. I love your style! and most of all your heart that you write on this blog!

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  62. Well, Plainfield is just a little too far to drive and I start back to school on Aug 4! Love your honesty and your style! Your hair looks adorable in the pics!

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  63. For entirely selfish reasons I say me me me me me .... because S T I L L (I quote)

    "Noonday Collection ships trunk show and online orders to the US only."

    Still cannot get it shipped to the colonies & I think a flight to the USA for your party might not be what my budget has planned on

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    1. I am pained FOR you!! It ain't RIGHT.

      :)

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    2. dang straight is ain't right..... but what can you do except sigh and pine from afar :-)

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  64. Oh, if my sis-in-law wasn't getting married on the 8th I would seriously consider the 10 hour drive...I would adore sangria and salsa with you and other fabulous women! I think it's time to host my own trunk show...

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  65. I love your blog and your writing is wonderful. Thanks for the invite but I live in SC.

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  66. My comment disappeared and it was brilliant, I tell you, BRILLIANT!

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  67. I am SO IN for this shindig! How cool would it be to watch Jen's show with a great group of girls (we all know FPFG readers are THE BEST!) So cool! Eat, shop, eat some more?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Pick me, pick me!!

    XOXO,
    Angie Pants

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  68. Well, rats, I can't come to your trunk show (have fun!), but here's the news on my front: it's my son-the-English-prof's birthday today (woohoo!), my husband is in the DRC teaching pastors, and I'm going to go have grandbaby time. LOVE Noonday...

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  69. So fun! I love Noonday! (and your blog) :)

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  70. Oh my word! I so, so, so badly wish I could come to your casa and eat your salsa and drink sangria and buy pretty things! I am swimming in boxes and postponing packing by reading your blog, and due to said move I am 150% broke :( (sigh) One day, I would love to swing through Goshen and see the sights and eat the fancy pizza - one day it'll happen! And Noonday is going to be my entire Christmas list! Love Noonday and love following your story!

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  71. I love love love reading your blog, and living vicariously through you and your summer, which reminds me of my childhood I would have loved to come to your Noonday trunk show, eat salsa with you, drink Sangria and putter around. I am always on the hunt for the best salsa and think my family could live on Mexican food. Sadly, CA is a little to far away :( Who know maybe someday I will make my way to Goshen and show up on your doorstep with Salsa and Chips

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  72. This is just what I need! I would love to join you!!

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  73. Sounds AWESOME!! I think Mollie & I should make the trip!! You try to convince her!!!

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  74. Dang, I google-mapped Goshen and was hopeful it was close to me - it's over 4 hours away :( So wish I could come to see you and shop :(

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  75. I wish I could come to your party/sleepover... how fun would that be?!? But, Goshen is a far trek from Wichita, KS. But thanks for the invite! :)

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  76. I love your hair! Did you cut it recently?

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  77. I would love to come to your trunkshow - the distance definitely isn't an issue for me - I'm only an hour from you.... but I'll confess to being scared. .. what if I come and sit around awkwardly and no one talks to me since I don't really know you - I just blogstalk you...

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  78. I love you ~ you make me snort laugh. I never miss a post but I am usually reading on my phone and hardly comment anywhere anymore so I am a bad blog friend :o(
    Something good today is I got a phone call from my best girl aka my cousin and she is bringing her boys here for a visit. So from 1000 miles away I will have her here for 2 weeks ~ I am happy happy!!

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  79. I stumbled across your blog a while back, and love it :) It even have my sister hooked on it too. Wish I could come to your party :(

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  80. I would love to come to your show, but alas, I live too far away. My daughter will be thrilled if I win the necklace....then she can borrow it! Haha! My sister and I both follow your blog and appreciate how 'real' you are. Thank you!

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  81. Well now you have me wanting chips and salsa...! I love the white shirt and Noonday - such great pieces and such a great cause. Unfortunately not in the budget at the moment but your giveaway necklace is :) Happy weekend.

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  82. noonday at your place? i'm IN. just kidding, but i wish i could be in. it is a sad story being out. and what is going on with august 7th?? we are not even out of school yet. i am right now calling it the NEVER ENDING SCHOOL YEAR. supposedly it ends next tuesday, but i have stopped believing it, and have filed that away in the 'urban legends' neighborhood of my brain.

    ps i only want to win the necklace if you will deliver it in person. :D

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  83. This is great!!! I bet your neighbor thinks you have fashion shows. That reminds me that growing up my sister and I would have "fashion shows" for my dad each time we got new clothes and try on everything and show him! We thought he LOVED it because he was so enthusiastic. I was probably 25 before I realized he could care less about clothes - and everything looked the same to him- but loved to see his daughters happy. With two daughters myself, I so appreciate that! I love way hung my husband love our girls and know he'd do the same. (He's a keeper!).

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  84. We recently got "matched" for our second adoption and our caseworker called yesterday and told us it might be twins! Eek!
    Ps. I have totally been craving sangria!

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  85. Hmmm...something interesting...Well, I am supposed to be back home again in Indiana right this very minute. The kids and I were going to vacay at my parents, complete with swimming, backyard camping, drive in movies, and a trip to Holiday World. But my mom called the night before we were supposed to leave and told me they had gotten some dates confused for a trip they were going on and we couldn't come after all. Heartbreaking. Pretty sure some Noonday straight from IN would heal my broken heart :-)

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  86. I really wish we did not live 10 hours away! I would LOVE to come to your party. I just contacted my "local" Noonday Ambassador and I'm so excited!

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  87. A few years ago my last little monkey went off to school and I felt lost. What am I supposed to do with this new phase of life. I can't move my furniture everyday! I started a project and traveled somewhere new every month for 18 months. One trip I drove across two states to meet up with a blog friend. And one trip I went to Ethiopia! I'm writing a book about my travel adventures. There is so much I could bend your ear about. The adventurer in me wants to hop on a plane! Thanks for being you.

    TheHousewifeTravels.com

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  88. Where is 'fancy pizza' in Goshen? I live in elkhart and am always looking to add new restaurants :). Oh, and thanks for the Defries Garden suggestion a while back- very pretty :)

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  89. What is good is how I woke up to a sarcastic text from you about how much I need to learn what H.S. is. Also good is how my husband learned me how to leave a comment on your blog for the FIRST TIME EVERS!!! I am working on a master plan to vacate the states of Ohio and West Virginia, blow them up and shove IN and VA together so I am closer and can come to your party, thrifting, pizza, really you will never shake me after that. Too extreme? nah.....

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  90. I'm thinking noonday and I will connect with party plans as soon as our address settles. We are packed. About 80% in boxes. But we don't know where God is taking us. We are ready, Lord. Can I have this necklace while I wait?

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  91. just got back from almost a week beach vacay - and my laundry is almost done! that's super good right? love the turquoise beads!!

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  92. I am going to be a Grandmother again! God has gifted our son with a baby girl, due in October. Another beautiful spirit to raise up to God's glory!

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  93. Cute necklace!!

    My good thing is that my husband is taking over this afternoon to give me a few sweet hours of ALONE TIME. Hip hip hooray for weekends!!

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  94. Healing of my broken arm from a riding accident in April is not fun, however, God is blessing me with recovery every single day toward total healing...patience is a must! Praise him every day!

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  95. I read your blog because you always remind me what's important. Right now, it's important to let you know how cute your new hairdo is!

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  96. Sangria, salsa and dessert sound amazing - wish I could attend!

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  97. I just think you are lovely and so.much.fun!

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  98. Here's something good: this morning, and not for the first time, I was again reminded that what I already have is SO GOOD. It's far from perfect and has lots of holes and even some gushing wounds, but I have the capacity for contentment and as that's my assignment from God, I'm going to see the good and say thank you for every moment I can.

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  99. Something good..... expecting several months of great weather minus all the snow we had this past winter. Endless summer would be awesome. P.S. You look great in white.

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  100. Um....if you don't already have your twenty, I'm going to work my tail off to try to make this work...

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  101. Oh how I wish Kansas City was a little closer to Goshen, Indiana! Ok---something good---I'm waiting for a slew of tomatoes to ripen in my garden, so I can make salsa. I've got peppers and jalapenos ripening, too.

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  102. This is awesomesauce! I love the Noonday! Something good - the Sour Patch grapes "recipe" my girls learned at camp. Roll wet green grapes in unprepared lime jello powder and refrigerate. Weird sweet and sour goodness!

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  103. Something good: my husband found a gorgeous dining room table for me at an antique store for FORTY-FIVE DOLLARS! I guess I'll keep him. ;) ...and the table too, of course. Something funny: I felt the same way about the neighbors when I was taking pictures on my front porch of dessert for a blog post. I mean, doesn't everybody set dessert on the porch rail and take multiple photos of it?

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  104. 1. You are seriously gorgeous and look cute in all pictures, but i especially love that white shirt.
    2. There was a time when i lived in st. Louis, and girl, if i still lived there i would be at your party! Drive, what? 5 or 6 hours? I would totally do it to meet you, become friends, and buy jewelry. Dang it.
    3. Do hgtv shows go on hulu plus? For those of us who will pay $8/month to watch episodes of new girl but refuse to pay $60/month for cable? Because i'd really love to see jen hatmaker's show.
    4. I don't know. . .what else can i tell you? It's been a while since i've told you that your words have helped me to know Jesus better, and i love you for it! How's that?

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  105. I love the necklace! The good news is that after dropping my vehicle off at the dealer for warranty work 33 very long days ago I finally have my vehicle back! Hopefully, they fixed it correctly this time! Turtletopp07ataoldotcom

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  106. What an awesome idea. I would be in but Florida is a little too far :(

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  107. What fun you will have! Our kids start school the week after that too....wonder what ever happened to beginning after Labor Day?
    Love your shirt and that you make your neighbor wonder....

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  108. Something good: The deer didn't find the blueberries (in our mini, 10-bush patch) yet this year! The birds are having a feast on the berries topping the bush, but they totally miss the plumpest, sweetest ones hiding underneath. Good times after dinner when we head out to find our berry dessert!

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  109. You are awesome! Thanks for all the encouragement! I bought my first Noonday purchase a few weeks ago...I got a cool pair of hoop earrings! PS. Wish I lived closer to Indiana cause I would so come to your party ...especially if we could go thrift store shopping together!! Oh and I love salsa too!!

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  110. Love the necklace.Love you. Wish I could come over for a visit but Alabama is just too far away . Thanks for the invite though !!!!

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  111. Tell you anything, ok! We just moved states this week for my husband's new job. Me, him, our three kids, and our dog. Thankful for the community of believers who we've met this week. Thankful for a God who sees, and hears, and knows.
    Loooove noonday. I have the bloom trio (trio bloom?) necklace, and I wear it with everything.

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  112. You make me laugh loud and look at myself and my world differently. My family looks just a bit like yours, and I thank God for gift of learning from those walking ahead, bravely, joyfully, honestly... Thank you, dear soul. Gratefully, Riann

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  113. I think my first comment disappeared, so five days until vacation is my good thing! Love your hair!

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  114. I spent the weekend in the mountains with my family. Seeing my nephews grow and learn and become real people is amazing!

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  115. oh my goodness! i just saw that necklace LAST WEEK and almost bought it! i got one of the necklaces from Hope Spoken and it BROKE! so i'm looking to replace it. :) and that pretty, delicate, lovely yellow necklace BEGGED me to get it, but i got the cow horn earrings instead. i hope i won't regret it.....maybe i won't have to. ;)

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  116. I've never see this done before! A celeb inviting everyone to her HOUSE - best blogger ever! (Has everything to do with your realness, I know and I love it.) Even with the 9.5 hour drive I'd go...but we have a new baby. So, I console myself by dreaming, pretending we will one day have a day of thrifting just the two of us. There. Comment entered just in time. Whew! Read this days ago....again new baby 'n all. :)

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  117. What a great idea! I'd love to attend, however my something good is we are expecting twins. I won't be able to travel for a bit. Maybe I could host a show here...

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  118. "Tell me somethin' good"--- keep hearing that song in my head--- maybe Ohio Players, circa 1977? Anyway, my something good today is "His mercies are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness ". Love you!

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    1. I almost referenced this song in my post! But it seemed like a joke only I would get.
      Alas, untrue! :)

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  119. Nope- Rufus and Chaka Khan---1974 :)

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  120. I have never won a giveaway, so that would be good. :)

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  121. Winning would be fun!

    White does look really good on you!

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  122. i'm PISSED that i don't live in indiana anymore because you know that i would have come to this party. am i allowed to use the word "pissed" in a giveaway entry? yolo.

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  124. something... hmm, we recently changed churches to one that focuses on reaching those in our inner-city. we are in one of the most violent cities in the nation per capita, so this is not an easy or fun task. this change has been hard. really hard. we are struggling with doubt, when we could be sitting in a really cushy pew somewhere else. prayers? would be coveted.

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  125. Here's something. I traded in practice in a cushy law firm for work with individuals with rap sheets and records, moms whose kids have been taken because they cannot keep them safe, folks whose entire lives have been "in the system", folks who know abuse all too well. And now, instead of attending firm events and fancy lunches, I visit the prison and wipe tears and try to support moms through relinquishing a child for adoption and staying clean and finding housing. And, I go to criminal court and beg judges to allow individuals to get out of prison and into rehab. I asking God to use me, oh yes I did, but I forgot the "keep it safe and comfortable" part of the prayer. Comfortable it is not, full of God's grace it is! I have a feeling you understand. ;)

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  126. Will you have another FPFG sleepover? I lived in Marion, IN during my college years. Would love to come for a visit and meet you. I think we could be great friends!

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