Monday, December 19, 2011

Blessings & Giveaways

Last week in the mail, I received a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. clay bracelet from Sarah of The Clay Rosary Girl blog.  She makes all of the jewelry herself out of clay.  Seriously... by hand she makes each bead from clay.  It must take her hours to work on each piece.  Besides bracelets, she also makes rosaries out of beads.  She is one talented artist that has used her God-given talents for us!!

Earlier this month she offered two bracelets as a giveaway,  "Jesus in My Heart" and Clay Music Beads.   They are both beautiful and I said if I won, I would be thrilled to have either piece.  Here is the one I won!!

I'm a big fan of Sarah's work.  Here is where I bought two bracelets from Sarah back in June.  I kept the black and white cross bracelet for myself since my son picked that one out for me.  The pretty daisy bracelet I gave to one of my goddaughters.  Thank you Sarah!!

Back in October, I entered another giveaway from Carol at Simple Catholic Living blog.  She was giving away 4 handmade crocheted snowflake ornaments made by her friend Anne.  I was the lucky winner on that one!  Thank you Carol for hosting the giveaway and to the designer Anne fromLiving in the Two Hearts blog!!

The pictures do not reveal the simple beauty of each one.  They are just lovely and they make smile just by hanging on my Christmas tree!   I feel blessed to be the lucky recipient of these giveaways!!

A Blessing~  This past week, I went back to the abortion clinic to pray and another young man and woman changed their minds about their scheduled abortion that morning.  One of the sidewalk counselors talked with them for a long time, they went in, cancelled their appointment and left.  Please pray for Rebecca and Ernesto who are both 20 years old and have decided to have their baby.  They have so many other decisions to make and they need our prayers to keep strong in their decision!!

Advent Blessings to All,


  1. You are too sweet! Thanks for sharing and thank you for the nice comments on my blog. You are a blessing to me!

  2. Noreen,
    That is such good news about Rebecca and Ernesto! I'll be praying for them too!

    The bracelet is beautiful and I loved the snowflakes :) I like giveaways - I've won some great books and a beautiful pair of Rosary beads! I've never done one myself yet though. Enjoy your week!

  3. Oh my goodness, what Advent JOY in your Abortion clinic story! I will keep that sweet couple in my prayers. I am looking forward to our next 40 days for life! God Bless you for your beautiful work, Noreen. Love all of your blessings in the mail too:) Advent peace to you on this final stretch!

  4. The ornaments look great on your tree! So happy for you that you won. :)

    I will definitely pray for that couple. I'm sure it took much courage for them to choose life!

  5. Praise the Lord! I will pray and be thankful that their baby will live. What a blessing.

  6. Prayers as requested.

    I wish you and your family a Great Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year.

    God bless.

  7. Beautiful bracelet!! And what a testimony of that couple! God bless your heart for all you do!!

    I also wanted to tell you that I am sooooo happy that you are willing to participate with us at the Link Up party around the Liturgical Calendar!!! yey!! I will email you soon : )