"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A FANTASTIC Blog Giveaway And A Few Treats

In my last post I mentioned Kim, a fellow blogger, who helped me solve my computer drama the other day. Well...you MUST check out her blog. She is doing an amazing blog giveaway to raise funds for El Olam orphanage in Ethiopia. She is traveling with Ordinary Hero on a mission trip this summer. The funds Kim raises will be used for very basic items that are so needed at the orphanage (beds, mattresses, blankets, sheets, pillows, paint, a storage room for the children's personal things, shelving, a refrigerator).
Check out Kim's blog to enter her giveaway. She has ten AMAZING items that she is giving away to ten lucky winners.

Kim is giving away some REALLY cool stuff (a blog makeover, Ethiopian art, jewelry...really neat things- I can't do them justice by trying to describe them...you have to visit her blog).
So...be sure to check it out SOON the giveaway entries must be purchased by Friday, March 18th at midnight.

I planned on blogging about the great book I mentioned in my last post, but I just don't have it in me tonight. I don't want to sell it short by writing about it when I am tired and not focused. Instead, I will share a few fun things with you that made me smile today...

First up, "cookie dough dip."
This stuff is so yummy. Not too healthy, but it is so awesome for dipping fresh fruit (strawberries, apple slices), graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or pretzels.
Mix together:
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I skip this step)

I'm telling you, this stuff is so good. It tastes just like cookie dough.

The other thing that made me smile today was a new outfit that I ordered for Grace from Naartjie kids. It is such a cute outfit. The shirt has the continent of Africa on it, so I couldn't resist. The pants are so cute. And best of all, the outfit was on sale for a great price. Check out Naartjie Kids.

I ordered the shirt in pants in a great lime green color (budgie).

So there you have it...a couple of little things that made me happy today. A great blog giveaway, a yummy treat, and an adorable outfit!


  1. And of course, thank you again for the awesome support!!

  2. yeah... that dip? gotta try it... ;-)

  3. Thanks for the encouragement of my blog. Yes, the hair inspires great passion, I guess!! And if I go private, of course I will send you and invite! You are one of the "stranger becomes friends!" CUTE Naartje outfit. I must check them out. And the dip.....my pants got a little tight just looking at that!! YUM!