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  • Living simply is not so much about the particulars of our lives as much as it is about the principles that govern them. Knowing what God has called you to do, and then doing it--that's living simply.

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Count me in, Joanne. In my living room I have a "Live Simply" sign and an "imagine" sign. I love words to live by! -Jet

Barbara Watkins

Hi there, I just found your site and have been enjoying it very much.
Smiles, Barbara Watkins


Merry Christmas! Loving my vocabulary cards, thanks to your suggestion this fall. Need these to complete my collection! :)

Holly Smith

Pick me, pick me! :)

Love you much,

Lisa R-P

Pick me!


Very cute! Tell your girls they are welcome to draw my name. I loved the video of them choosing last week's winner--they are adorable!


what a good idea. count me in!



I'm in!
Hmm. Think I'll try to make some of my own, should someone else get yours!
I'm loving your ideas, as I have a $15 limit for a family gift exchange this year. We'll see what I can come up with for a couple (husband and wife)gift for $15. Any thoughts you'd have on that, I'd love to hear!


Let's see if I'm on a winning streak... :)
They are so cute...noticed these in your shop too! Hmmm...might be the next purchase if the win doesn't come through!

Sara B.

Cute cards, count me in!


These are so cute! They would look great "hear and there" at my house! Thanks for the chance to win!


Count me in too!

Missi Smith

Count me in too! These are great! Missi


How cool are those- count me in=)

Jennifer Medeiros

These vocabulary cards for winter are perfect. I would love a chance to win these. Thank you!



Hi Joanne!
These vocab cards are so cute! I'd like to be entered into the drawing! - Amber


Very cute, love these!!


I was eyeing those in your shop! It's okay with me if you pick my name. :)

heather h

Oh, these are so adorable! I'd looove to win. What a cool giveaway. Crossing my fingers!

Bev Brandon

how cute is that?


How fun!


Please put my name in the'd save on shipping if I won. :)

Nissa H.

These are so neat. I love how natural they look! I'm glad I happened upon your blog!


What a great crafty idea! Love them!!


Love the signs!


i really love signs of all kind,enter me

kim pecot

These would be great to break my streak of never winning ANYTHING!
P.S. Carson and I love our zippy bags!


What a marvelous idea!!


Great contest. Cool craft.

So Blessed...

My first time by...great timing I would say! I LOVE those signs, just darling...



such a cute idea...
would go perfect with my christmas decor...thanks!

linda t

I am sooo into anything with WORDS!
I love displaying WORDS everywhere!
Great give-away Joanne!


Count us in too! Janine


Nice! I wouldn't mind a set!


I am SO in!


Very cute!!

Kari J

Those cards are great! I hope you pick me.

Cindi Hoppes

"Happy Holidays!" What a fun contest. Please count me in. Thanks,Cindi

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