Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm Back---With a Giveaway!

Well, I have plugged back in following a week's vacation to the lovely Eastern Shore. And I returned to over 250 e-mails.

Really, people? I'm not that important. I promise.

Fortunately, a lot of those e-mails were replies to my Week of Wisdom bloggers. Thanks so much to Stefanie Brown, Jennifer Luitwieler, Heatherly Sylvia, Marni Arnold, and Brittany Williamson for sharing their stories. They were fantastic! If you haven't read them, go do it!

And I have not returned from vacation empty-handed. I come bearing gifts for you! My friends over at The Center for Global Impact, in conjunction with byTavi, are letting me give away one of their beautiful (and I mean beautiful) tote bags. Here are some samples:


Aren't they gorgeous? They're even more stunning in person. I have my own, and I've gotten them as gifts for others. They're made in Cambodia by women (including Tavi, the company's namesake) who need to work to keep themselves and their children clothed, fed, and out of slavery. That's the best part about these bags, really: the difference they make in the lives of Cambodian women and children. From the byTavi site:

Every dollar spent on a byTavi product is used to compensate the designers and seamstresses, purchase materials, cover the cost of the building lease in Cambodia, and fuel other CGI projects in Cambodia that are designed to equip and empower the poor. With your support, women like Tavi are given the opportunity to provide for their families and live a life of hope in a part of the world that is notorious for the atrocities committed against the poor.

I'm so proud to own one of these lovely bags. Because CGI is located here in Indianapolis, I love going around town and seeing other women with byTavi bags. They're so easily recognizable, they always start a conversation!

Let's get a conversation started in your town. To enter to win a byTavi tote, please peruse their site and leave a comment telling me what item (they also have scarves and quilted purses!) and what pattern/color you'd most like to wear. For additional entries:

  • Subscribe to The Lazy Christian via e-mail, Networked Blogs, or Google Connect and leave a separate comment telling me you've done so (or that you already do so).
  • Follow @byTavi on Twitter and leave a separate comment telling me you've done so.
  • Follow @LazyChristian on Twitter and leave a separate comment telling me you've done so.
  • Tweet the following and leave a separate comment telling me you've done so: I just entered to win a super cute @byTavi tote from @LazyChristian! http://bit.ly/noDbJo
  • Like byTavi on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling me you've done so.
  • Like The Lazy Christian on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling me you've done so.
There you have it! That's up to seven entries per person! Enter once, enter seven times. Whatever you like! Entries will be open through Saturday, October 29th, at 9pm. Then I'll randomly choose a winner and announce it on Monday morning. 

Just because you have a whole week to enter doesn't mean you should put it off, though. Enter now!

26 comments:

  1. Rachel, welcome back. I have followed byTavi on Twitter and Facebook and sent your tweet. Always glad to help on of my fav pals!

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  2. I like the firelight quilted bag (blue).

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  3. I tweeted, followed you on twitter, liked you on facebook. I did it all.

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  4. I tweeted AND I'm following YOU on twitter! =)

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  5. I liked byTavi on Facebook {I already liked YOU!}

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  6. NOW I'm following @byTavi twitter =)

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  7. I am so very much subscribed to you in any way possible!

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  8. I just Checked out their website -- great stuff! Im personally not a huge scarf wearer, but I love the large totes and the little I'd wallets! The fabrics and all fun--I think I would appreciate any one of them. I too agree this would be a great gift for others with the holidays coming soon! Thank you for introducing me to this product AND their initiative -- I'm crossing my fingers {hope I win!} =)

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  9. I follow your thought provoking, life changing tweets. :)

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  10. Annnnd I can't choose one product! I love all of the bags- the totes and purses... although my preference is always pink. ;)

    Missed you...

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  11. Last BUT not least, I subscribed to your blog via email! xo

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  12. I am following you on Twitter.

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  13. I like you on FB (and in real life!).

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  14. I am following byTavi on Twitter.

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  15. I tweeted I just entered to win a super cute @byTavi tote from @LazyChristian! http://bit.ly/noDbJo

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  16. I would definitely wear the purple geometric twisted scarf.

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  17. I subscribed to The Lazy Christian via e-mail.

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  18. I subscribed via email.

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  19. I liked you on Facebook.

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  20. I liked byTavi on Facebook.

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  21. I perused the website and loved the Four Star Diamond Quilted Purse!

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