Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Backpack/Laptop Case Giveaway-CSN Stores

CSN Stores recently contacted me about hosting a giveaway on my blog. Of course I said yes :)
I think last month was the first time I ever heard of CSN Stores, but I visited their website and love it! CSN Stores carries everything and anything you could ever need. Some bar stools for your kitchen counter? Got it! Lamps, Kitchen Wares, Tools, or Rugs? They've got those too!
The item I chose for the giveaway is the Sumdex Urban Backpack. This is an amazing backpack that includes a padded compartment for a laptop! So handy, and very snazzy looking too! This backpack even comes in 3 different colors: Green Tea, Light Mocha or Paprika Red.

************Mandatory Entry************
Go to CSN Stores and tell me which color you would pick if you won! This MUST be done or your bonus entries will not count!!

********Extra Entries********
1. Become a public follower of my blog. Leave a comment telling me. If you already follow, leave a comment.

2. Follow me on Twitter (Pilgrim86). Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

3. Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once a day. Leave a comment with a link.

4. Blog about this giveaway. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments (with a link to your blog post).

Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified! This giveaway ends Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. I will use Random.org to draw the winner. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to readers in the U.S. and Canada.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Scripture Designs Note Cards-Review and Giveaway!!

While browsing the web not long ago I came across a website called Scripture Designs. Scripture Designs is a family-run business that creates Christian note cards and framed Scripture verse art prints. They have a beautiful assortment of photos and sketches, and each card or print has a fitting Scripture verse.

"We are a small, family run business located in rural Connecticut. In order for you to meet our business team you must, of necessity, meet our family, the Stover family, because the two are inseparable. As a Christian, Home School family, our parents chose a quiet, simple lifestyle, enabling us to become what family should be, each others best friends. There is no one on this earth that I would rather talk to, work with or spend time with than my family. We admire each other and encourage one another on to greater levels of success. Though we each have our own areas of expertise we endeavor to do everything together! Scripture Designs is simply an extension of our togetherness.

Three of the young people in our family, Jeremiah, Hannah and Sarah, worked together to spearhead the launch of Scripture Designs early in 2007. Before long others of the family began showing a genuine interest in what we were doing. Today the three of us, along with our parents and six other siblings, participate together in the various aspects of running the business."

I contacted Scripture Designs about sponsoring a review and giveaway on my blog, and Hannah graciously offered me one set of note cards for a review and another set for a giveaway!
For review I chose the Streams of Living Water card set. The photos on the cards are just lovely, and the verses go perfectly with each picture! It is so hard to find Bible verse note cards; I am going to love using mine! The card pictured at right is my favorite, but they are all beautiful.

Now, for the giveaway: Scripture Designs is offering a Hope's Cafe reader the Note Card Bouquets set! This is a beautiful set of 6 note cards and envelopes.

************Mandatory Entry************

Go to Scripture Designs, come back and leave a comment with another product you like.
This MUST be done before any other entries! If this is not done, your other comments will be deleted!

**********Bonus Entries**********

1. Become a follower of Hope's Cafe and leave a comment stating that you are. If you are already a follower, still leave a comment!

2. Sign up for the card giveaway on Scripture Designs' website! Leave a comment letting me know you did.

3. Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once a day. Leave a comment with the status link.

4. Blog about this giveaway. This is worth 2 entries, so leave 2 comments. Make sure you leave a link to your blog post or it will not count.

This giveaway ends Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. The winner will be contacted via email, and has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. citizens only. Please leave a valid email address in each comment!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Starbucks Gift Card Winner!

The Starbucks Gift Card drawing ended last night, and we have a winner. Using Random.org, the result was.....comment #8! Comment #8 was left by DG who said "I am a public follower (DG)! :)"
I have emailed DG, and they will have 48 hours to respond.

Thanks to all who participated in the giveaway! I will be posting a new giveaway within a few days!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Upcoming CSN Stores Review and Giveaway!

This is just a heads-up to Hope's Cafe readers to be on the lookout for a review and giveaway from CSN Stores! CSN Stores has over 200 stores, and carries just about anything and everything you need! Need a bar stool or two for your kitchen counter? Check out www.allbarstools.com! Looking for pet supplies, kitchen wares, tools or furniture? One of the CSN Stores is sure to have it!
Keep an eye out in the next week or two for a new review and giveaway sponsored by CSN Stores!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!!

Okay, I decided to jump-start the giveaway part of my blog! I have a couple others lined up to start soon, but for my first giveaway I'm offering something I know I'd love to win! A $5.00 Starbucks Gift Card! It's not much, but enough to buy one of my favorites...a Caramel or Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino! Now, for the boring (but important) stuff:

Mandatory Entry
Become a public follower of my blog and leave a comment letting me know you follow. If you just sign up to follow but don't comment...No Entry!

Extra Entries
Tweet about this giveaway. Make sure to include @pilgrim86 in your tweet! Come back and leave a link directly to your tweet. (1 entry)

Blog about this giveaway! Leave a comment with a link to your post. (2 entries)

Leave a separate comment for each entry. Your comment is your entry, so if you do all 3 options but only leave 1 comment...you only get 1 entry! The mandatory entry MUST BE DONE first!

This giveaway ends Jan. 20th (1/20/10) at 11:59 p.m. Winner will be drawn using Random.org, and will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be drawn. You MUST leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how I will be contacting the winner!
Open to US residents only, please.

Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway at The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop blog is having a Starbucks gift card giveaway! Go check it out! Ends 1/16
Go here to enter!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Likewear Clothes For Kids-10% Off Coupon

I recently found a website that sells really cute clothing for boys, girls and babies. I contacted Likewear, and they offered to give Hope's Cafe readers a 10% discount off of any order until Jan. 31st.
Likewear says..."LikeWear®, the first and only company to focus on selling licensed apparel and accessories via the Direct Selling channel, is a modern day fusion of a fun, boutique children’s clothing line and more traditional party plan direct sales companies. We provide a flexible and financially rewarding way to earn money or have a career marketing a unique line of clothing and accessories that feature products, brands and other stuff moms and their kids really like. Hence the name LikeWear. From modern day and vintage package art, to exclusive designs and unique twists on popular culture, we’ve created more than 100 images featuring family friendly brands like Wheaties, Trix, Tootsie Roll, Dots, Honda and many others. To make things really interesting, we use a just-in-time manufacturing process and encourage our representatives to help their customers mix and match our images with different body types and color ways. By doing so, we hope to truly fulfill the promise of our tagline, “wear what you like”."
They sell adorable ho
odies, t-shirts, flannel pants, etc.
One of my favorites is the multi-candy hoodie.

Go on over to Likewear and look around! To use the 10% off discount, simply type in "HOPESCAFE" (all caps) in the coupon/discount number box when checking out and click apply!

Friday, January 1, 2010

By Design by Jonathan Sarfati-Book Review

I was given the opportunity recently to review the book By Design: Evidence For Nature's Intelligent Designer-the God of the Bible. This book was written by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, who has authored many other books regarding the Creation/evolution debate, including Refuting Evolution 1 & 2. This book deals with the issue of design, and offers fact after fact showing that evolution could never have "designed" the amazing things we see and use in everyday life. By Design is slightly reminiscent of the Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution dvds by Dr. Jobe Martin, in that it brings up fascinating designs that could only have come about through a Designer. My favorite chapter is the one on vision (absolutely incredible!), but the whole book is filled with amazing information. I also really enjoyed the chapter on "poorly designed things", as this area is sure to be brought up if you talk to an evolutionist for any length of time. One thing is for sure-if you read this book, you will gain a greater appreciation for the stunning beauty and ingenuity revealed in God's creation.
It seems nowadays that you can hardly go anywhere without hearing or seeing something about "billions of years", and the evolution community is getting stronger and louder everyday. As Bible-believing Christians, it is our responsibility to "give an answer to every man that asketh" (1 Pet. 3:15). This book is an excellent way to equip yourself with answers for those who will question your faith. I highly recommend By Design to any Christian who is sincerely interested in learning more about the Creation/evolution debate. This book can be purchased online for 15.00 at Creation Ministries International. To order By Design or other great resources, click on the CMI banner on my right sidebar!

Disclaimer:I was given a copy of the book "By Design" for review purposes by Creation Ministries International. All thoughts and opinions are mine. I was not monetarily compensated in any way.