Moments of Life

We’ve been busy living this summer. I hope you have been doing the same.

The best way to enjoy life is to be present.  And I always appreciate reminders to do just that.

Long time bestie and sponsor of Nesting Place, DaySpring wants to encourage us to live life to the full and also help us to encourage others.

Remember the lovely Life Collection?  It’s 50% off right now.

Here are a few of my favorite things:

4 piece place setting $15 with code THANKS11

What?!  This is craziness, you can use the code THANKS11 to get an additional 25% off EVERYTHING in the DaySpring store!  It’s customer appreciation time between now and August 15th.  DaySpring is coordinating their sale with the launch of their new more social media friendly website.  And we all like to be friends with social media, right?

Here are a few other deals I like:

This sweet little owl photo frame is only $4.49 PLUS you can use the code THANKS11 for an additional 25% off ~cute teacher’s gift for back to school.

Maybe you’ve been waiting for the right time to get the glass dome?  This is a great time to buy one for yourself or for a gift with the discount it would be $26.25.  Check out some more pretty home decor items here.

One more thing~if you order $50 or more, you get free shipping.  Kind of like stacking coupons only more fun because instead of toilet paper, you get dishes and pillow covers.


You know how DaySpring loves to give away embarrassing amounts of pretty, we’ll today is no different, DaySpring is giving a lucky winner from every 100 comments TWO blue platters from the life collection.  One to keep, and one to encourage someone else with.  A simple reminder of the gift of life.

Plus, one grand prize winner will receive a $100 shopping spree.


Plus, {they don’t know I’m doing this but I thought it would be fun, I hope I don’t get calculators thrown at me from Arkansas} how about if you come up with a fun deal that adds up to $50 or more {free shipping} and tweet it with the hashtag #THANKS11 and include @DaySpringCards we’ll pick one winner from there to win a pair of platters too.  So say you tweet::

Great deal @DaySpringCards bird cage card holder & Give Thanks Hurricanes $50.24 + free shipping. #THANKS11

but don’t tweet that because I’m going to, just tweet something like that with a great deal combo as long as you include #THANKS11 and @DaySpringCards and some fun deal in the tweet.


$9.75 with code THANKS11

They say time is money, but that’s not true. Time is life. And if I want the fullest life, I need to find fullest time…— Ann Voskamp (One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are)

What a fun way to encourage someone with a beautiful, meaningful gift.   Leave a comment telling us who you would give the second platter to if you win.


  1. Janine Igliane says

    I would love to win this. I would pray about who to give the second platter to. I would want it to be a blessing to them. Thank you for this opportunity!!

  2. Hmm, I might just have a giveaway on my blog and share the wealth! Thanks for the chance!

  3. Danielle M. says

    Girl! This is a great give-away. I love the black/white bowls with the blue interiors. I’ve bought some books and cards from Dayspring, and also have a number of their word art signs in my home. Bought one as a gift for the Conservationist and her “arriving any day” baby boy. :)

  4. Beautiful platters! I would definitely give one to my mother-in-law. her birthday is coming up in September and I would give it to her while we are attending the WOF conference. We are going together and I am so looking forward to it.

    I love Dayspring. Besides buying ridiculous amounts for myself, they have the best pieces for teachers, poppies, mimi’s, etc…

  5. Leave it to Dayspring (and you!) to have such a great sale and giveaways! I have a friend who gave me a deep-dish pie pan with brownies in it to keep or pass on, and I passed it on with chicken pot pie to a friend who was recovering from surgery. It would be fun to pass one of these plates filled with goodies on to someone who needs love and encouragement. What a beautiful gift to share!

  6. thanks for another great giveaway, but i just wanted to say: great pics. Life is for living! loved those pics!!!

  7. I would give it to my best friend who is a constant source of support to me and is struggling keeping her eyes open with a new baby!

  8. i think i would bless my sister in law with it she is the first name that came to my mind.

  9. Michelle says

    Thank you for posting this! I clicked over and bought my SIL six 4-piece place settings to complete her set. Just because. :)

  10. My parents are moving into a new house and I would love to bless my mom with a new platter!

  11. What a wonderful giveaway! I would give the second one to my aunt.

  12. I’m glad some of us are good about taking photos. I’m really bad about it…

  13. Lovely pieces! I would give one of the platters to my mom.

  14. Comment Comment Comment! :)

  15. I love giveaways! And the chance to share with another person too, what a good idea!

  16. Hi – I would love to give this to a friend who is a single mom, and at age 57 is afraid she won’t find a new job after being laid off from a 25 year nursing position. I know this would be a treasure for encouragement in more ways than one!! I would so love to win!! Thanks for the chance!

  17. Juliann Brenner says

    love love this line; been waiting for a sale – yeahaw!! – of course free is even better :-)

  18. I love those dishes! I’m headed right to the website to do some shopping!

  19. Thanks for the opportunity! I’d give the platter to our pastor’s wife, we both entertain often!

  20. Beautiful, generous giveaway! Love you for keeping us up to speed on Dayspring deals….among other reasons!

  21. I love Dayspring products! Whoever wins this giveaway will be sure to enjoy it … and the gift of sharing with others!

  22. Oh what a generous giveaway!! I have had my eye on those plates for a while. I would love to give the platter to a new friend of mine. . she has been a gift to me.

  23. Meg Smith says

    Love their things! My hubs is a pastor and we purcahse our volunteer gifts and teacher gifts for the church school from them every year! Awesome giveaway!

  24. I love Dayspring … cool giveaway :-)

  25. Woo Hoo! What a great deal! Also, love the idea of having an extra platter to share with someone else.

  26. What a sweet offer to bless someone with (x2)! I would give the second platter to my sister in law. She is pregnant with #3, and stuck living in our little one (tiny) bedroom guest house with her hubby (my brother) and 2 kids. God has them in a transition right now, him working at a chain store while looking for a better job and surviving on a (very) minimal shoe-string budget… she loves this kind of thing, and I think it would send her over the moon. “Where would they put it in their tiny abode?” you ask. She is a very gifted decorator (makes something out of nothing) and I’m sure it would be a centerpiece. Thanks for the opportunity!

  27. What a lovely prize!

  28. Beautiful dishes! What a lovely and useful conversation starter!

  29. I love so many of their products. All of my everyday and serving dishes are just white, so I would love to see that pop of blue. Hope I win!

  30. Nichole Martinez says

    I would give the other platter to someone who needed some enouragement!

  31. I would give the 2nd platter to my girlfriend who is getting married next week! It would be a good reminder for her and her new husband to live life to the fullest.

  32. Love this! Would give the second platter to my step-mother who is now in the midst of chemotherapy for breast cancer. She is one awesome woman!

  33. I would give it to my mother-who is living life to the fullest while she is able! Great giveaway, thanks!

  34. I’d give it to my momma!

  35. I would have to give one to my sister – who is learning how to live life to the fullest as she embraces her first real job and all that entails… and because she’s just plain sweet.

  36. Shelly Patterson says

    One for me and one for my sweet sister. Love her!

  37. My favorite person to give fun gifts to is my best friend but she works at Dayspring – so she has many of their beautiful products already. So my second choice would be my sister-in-law. It would make a perfect Christmas gift for her! I hope I win. :o)

  38. I would probably gift it to my neighbor. She gives me lovely gifts all the time and I’d love to return the sentiment.

  39. Oh I would totally give the platter to a friend of mine arriving back in the US next month! She and her cute family have been serving the Lord in South Africa–what a wonderful “Welcome Back!” present!

  40. Wow; what a great giveaway, and I love the sale prices and discount. I’m spending way too much time on the Dayspring website trying to figure out what I want! :)

  41. so fun…

  42. I would give the platter to my mom because she never gets herself anything pretty.

  43. I love their stuff! And I’d love to win!

  44. Oh yes, these are always a favorite gift to give, kept or admire. I would love to gift my friend who entertains wonderfully and spends her days at the crisis pregnancy center bringing hope and life to many.

  45. Seriously, there is too much fun stuff to choose from!

  46. Kimberly E says

    What a fun giveaway! The hard part would be deciding who to give the 2nd plate to.

  47. Ooh! I just went and ordered some wall art from Dayspring (UrbanSoul)…thanks for tipping us off to the great sale!

  48. I feel so honored to be apart of your life and and to pictured on your blog;) Let’s do something crafty together soon!!

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