Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pay It Forward

A couple days ago I received a package in the mail...
It actually arrived last week, but it was delivered to my neighbor, and we were out of town...
all in all, it got to me, and it made my day!

You see, last month Carolee, a sweet blogger friend of mine, shared the neatest challenge (click here to check it out). She was inspired by one of her facebook friends who posted a status that said she'd send something homemade to the first 5 people who commented, and then they were to do the same after receiving their homemade gift. After Carolee received a beautiful bottle of homemade vanilla extract (purely awesome, no?) she chose to do something similar on her blog. She picked 5 random people, and I was one of them!! :)

Carolee is so thoughtful and sent me some charmingly rustic magnets for our fridge in the new kitchen! The little hand-carved spade and fork make me smile. And little did she know I have been devouring carrots with hummus lately, so that 3rd magnet is just too perfect ;)

So now it's my turn!

MY PROMISE:
Pay it forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to five random people who leave a comment on this post. I will choose the 5 individuals randomly on Saturday, June 11th. So you have until then to comment. The random winners of my pay-it-forward must then promise to somehow offer a handmade pay-it-forward service and send 5 items to 5 people within the year 2011.

I really loved not knowing when or what I'd receive from Carolee...isn't the anticipation of surprises half the fun? :) So, I won't share what I'll create for the five of you randomly chosen, but I'll do my best to make sure it puts a smile on your face.

38 comments:

I am Megan said...

That is soooo cool! Am I allowed to enter though?

Lauren said...

This is such a cute idea!!! those magnets are so cute :) how fun!

christine donee said...

oooo yes. this sounds like so much fun.. pay. it. forward.

Katie said...

this is so sweet :) thanks for sharing haley!

Robin Rood said...

I've heard of this before and thought it was so creative! What a fun thing to do!

Nick, Alex, & Nixon said...

You'reSo cute and creative Haley! I just LOVE it!

Annie said...

Seriously, what a cool idea! I'm totally going to do it! I love that idea! Thanks so much for sharing! Maybe I will even do it on my blog too, like you are doing! Wow, look at all my exclamation points! Hahaha. How fun, I hope I'm one of the randoms! ;)

Emma said...

What an awesome idea! I love it :) I hope I'm a lucky winner ;)

Jennifer said...

That is such a sweet idea! It's always fun to get surprise mail!

Janie Richardson said...

Hi Haley! You don't know me, but I am a good friend of Danner Kjar, and LOVE the Kjar clan. I love reading your blog and found this post so sweet! I would love to Pay it forward!

Shalyn said...

LOVE this idea, how fun! Pick me, pick me!

Mr and Mrs DanjaRuss said...

This is such a cute idea... I LOVE IT! Surprise mail is the best!

Gee said...

What a cute idea! :D

lrs said...

i love this sweet, creative idea!

Jody Nicole said...

I am a complete follower of your blog and love the faith that you share every sunday and the love that you have for your two boys. I am newly married and hope to keep my love alive like you and adam have!

jordan said...

Of course I'd love to participate!!! This is such a fun idea, even if I'm not chosen I may just borrow the idea ;].

Bri!!! said...

Pick me pick me!

Shauna said...

This sounds so fun! Oh oh pick me :)

Bree said...

Love reading your blog!

Rachel Winfield said...

Wow such a cute idea and I pretty much LOVE all the homemade stuff you've posted on here so I'm sure you'll come up with something great :)

jordan said...

what a great idea! :)

i'm a long-time reader but haven't ever commented. even if i don't win, i think i might do something like this! paying it forward is a goooood feeling. :) a couple of strangers once paid for mine & my cousin's meal @ a restaurant. we were floored and decided we had to do nice things for other people. i have but it's time to again. thanks for inspiring me!

Sherri said...

I love this idea!! Almost as much as i love those cute lil magnets but not as much as I love your blog!xo

Kiki said...

This sounds like a fun idea! Count me in!

Lisa {A Piece of Lisa} said...

What a fabulous idea! I love the magnets, they look so cute on your fridge! It's so much fun receiving packages in the mail, sometimes my mum sends me little stuff in the post, it always makes my day!

Lisa xx

Carolee Beckham said...

ooooooo yay!! :) I'm not commenting to enter... just to say that i'm glad they work so well for you and that you're happy with my little "hand-made" creativity. :)

Eva Marie said...

What a very sweet idea :) I love that it now graces your fridge

Megan and Justin said...

this is awesome! thanks for sharing :)

Ashley said...

Oooh Oooh Sign me up!! I hope that I get chosen...I've been seeing this around the blogosphere and I find it truly inspiring!

& I know whatever you create will be superbly amazing and smile inducing. For sure.

Hope I'm one of those magic random #s. :)

katrina said...

ohh im in love with this idea.

Hilary said...

That is sooo cool, I love that! What an awesome idea! :)

Sherry said...

Wow, what a cool idea!! Those magnets are adorable!!

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heather @ mrs. southern bride said...

How fun!! Love the little magnets! :D

Trashy Decor said...

Ohh....I love this idea! I have done this with my girlfriends before and it is always soooo special getting something homemade from people you love. It is the sweetest idea. I would love to be a part of this! Have a gorgeous week!

Cara said...

This is such a great idea! :). I would love to win AND pay it forward to five others.

Shannn;).x said...

That Is Really Sweet:)
I Think It's An Awesome Idea, Sign Me Up:)<3

kylee said...

i was originally afraid to enter my name for fear of being chosen and having to come up with something cute & creative to send to five bloggers. but then i decided i needed to get over that fear and get involved with such an awesome project. so here i am entering my name in hopes that i actually do get the chance to create something for someone in the blog world.

Matt & Stacie said...

LOVE this idea!

Jessie said...

This is such a great idea! I love it.. even if you dont choose me, I would love to pay it forward!!!

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