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October 22, 2012

Birthday Week Giveaways | Day 1 | fashionABLE

A couple of months ago, my friend Logan over at Life for Dessert did a week of giveaways the week of her birthday.  I loved that she did that and the idea just stuck with me.  And then last week, on another blog that I follow, Emily, over at Jones Design Company, gave away a scarf from this amazing company called fashionABLE.  So, those two ideas combined gave me the idea for giveaways this week.  Yes, my birthday is on Friday and some of you might get sick of hearing about it :-)  But, as much as I love celebrating my birthday and just having fun with it, I LOVE giving gifts… and what better way than to help others than through the fun gifts??  Really, it’s the best of all worlds.

So, this week, I’ll be featuring 4 or 5 different companies that are B1G1 (Buy 1, Give 1) kind of companies.  They may not be exactly that, but if it’s not B1G1, it’ll at least be a company that gives back in some way that benefits others.  And then, hopefully, you’ll fall in love with their products and will continue to buy more for your self or purchase them as gifts for others.  Christmas IS coming up, you know!

To get us started, I wanted to introduce you to fashionABLE.  As I mentioned above, I was introduced to these ladies just recently, but I’ve already fallen in love.

These women are being empowered to change their circumstances and to change their lives.  Because they’re making scarves, they’re ABLE to do so much more.  If you take a quick look at this page on their site, you can see these women’s faces and see what they’re now able to do… such as “to have hope for the future”, “to see my son, Able, grow in character”, “to  feel confident.”  Over the past 7+years, I’ve learned and seen the importance of life change.  Life change means that something has affected you or influenced you so much that you make practical decisions and take real steps toward changing your outlook, your actions, your thoughts, and your life.  And these women are doing that!  And it’s one of the coolest things.  And… we get the chance to support them in this!!

So, how do you enter?  Well, it’s pretty simple, actually.  You can leave a comment (because I LOVE comments almost as much as I love my birthday), but you don’t have to!  Do you see the box below?  There are several ways you can get “points” which will increase your chances of winning.  By no means do you have to do them all, but it’ll give you more chances to win.  So, the contest for today is open until midnight eastern time and I’ll announce the winner on tomorrow’s post.

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And just because I thought this was THE sweetest picture from my session on Saturday morning, here’s to being comforted even when we’re sad it’s Monday!

  1. Ashley Post says:

    My sister Hannah just told me about this company last week! How cool is that – glad it’s your birthday week! Hope you feel celebrated all year long!

  2. Chrystie says:

    Yay for celebrating you this week, office buddy! Day 1 of Happy Birthdays, to you friend.

  3. Dayna says:

    I love that you are introducing us to these companies!!! I am definitely hitting them up for some Christmas shopping.

  4. Arica says:

    Happy bday week!!!! And that picture…oh. my. I love that her shoe fell off. Looks like she’s distraught over it. What a sweet brother! Their mama needs to save that for when they are fighting in a few years. :)

  5. Shannon H. says:

    I also love the introduction to these companies – Stuart loves supporting these companies for my Christmas gifts, too!! :)

  6. First off… happy birthday week! Second, I have NEVER heard of this company, but I LOVE these kinds of companies. Thank you so much for introducing it to me! Third, I LOVE this picture, and as the mother of those two munchkins, I will definitely keep that image for when they are fighting (good call, Arica!). When we brought Ruthie home from the hospital and Wyatt held her at home for the first time, the first thing he said to her was, “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you. You’re safe.” Now that she’s walking and getting into his stuff… I have to remind of that promise occasionally. But every once in awhile, he remembers. :) Thanks for capturing that Sabrina!!

  7. Grace Custer says:

    What a neat idea :). I love your work and especially the blogs that coincide with your photography. Happy Early Birthday!

  8. Taylor says:

    Such beautiful scarves! What a great idea – a blog giveaway!!!

  9. Marla says:

    I goofed…with the question. Oh well. Happy Birthday in just a few more days Sabrina. You are my only daughter-in-love…and I love you so very much. I hope you receive your card….and the pkg that is on the way…though will be late I’m sure. Mommy

  10. Ruth says:

    I enjoy finding out about companies like this. And their video of 27 ways to tie a scarf is great also.
    Happy Birthday, Sabrina!!

  11. What a fun idea for your birthday week! It’s also my birthday on Friday :) all the best people were born that day.

    I hadn’t heard about fashionABLE before so thank you so much for introducing me! I’ll be on that website a while. :)

  12. Kristin says:

    Happy Birthday WEEK! I think what you are doing is so wonderful! Especially finding companies that give back!!! And thanks for sharing the new company! I love finding out about new places to shop! Especially when they involve scarfs!! :)

  13. Anna says:

    Happy Birthday week Sabrina!!! What a wonderful way to give back for your birthday. Hope you have an awesome week! It would be nice if I win…need something to distract from this growing baby bump:-) And love the SWEET picture.

  14. Kristi says:

    Happy Birthday week!! What a great idea. :-) Glad we’ll get to see you at the tail end of your birthday week!

  15. Ginny Williams says:

    You always have the best giveaways! And – it’s awesome that you’d decide to give back on YOUR birthday week. May your blessings return to you one-hundred fold!

  16. Shellie says:

    Happy birthday week!!! Love you!!

  17. […]  Going into this week I knew of 3 companies that I immediately wanted to highlight, fashionABLE (from Monday), 31Bits (from yesterday) and Toms (coming tomorrow!!).  So I’d thought about only doing […]

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