Sunday, May 16, 2010

Monday ~ Gifting it Forward

Happy Monday! Today for Blue Monday I'm posting a picture of some funky earring I bought at Pokie Jane's Boutique in Gruene, Tx. When I saw them they immediately reminded me of my Apron Senorita theme. I love the rustic and passionate look about them.
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I'm joining several awesome blog parties to talk about "Gifting it Forward". The blogs below are put together by incredible women of character, talent, and heart. They give of themselves so we all can have a fun and safe place to share. I too want to do something special for others so I came up with the Gifting it Forward magazine project.
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Make it Monday at The Persimmon Perch
Making the World Cuter Monday at I made the World Cuter
Motivate me Monday at Keeping it Simple
Made by You Mondays at Skit to my Lou
Marketing Mondays at Trendy Tree House
Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
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This past Saturday I went to Half Price Book Store and found a tons of used magazines for 25 cent each. I love magazines and thought that I should spread the fun by gifting forward my bargain find. I decided to make magazine gift packages to take to the local hospital for their patients and visitors. It is inexpensive and heart warming.
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I start by putting 5 magazines per stack. I then get some hot pink satin ribbon to tie around the magazines. I'm adding a flower to dazzle it up. I've also embellished the flower by gluing on white pearl bead for a finished touch.
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That was fun and easy to make. It was a blessing for me to find the magazines in the first place, especially at such an inexpensive price. The Gifting it Forward movement is about looking at what we have and allowing God to work through us to bless another person. I strongly believe that sometimes God puts things in front of us so we can be the messenger of his love and grace. Next time I'm going to incorporate magazines for men and children as well because hospitals have all types of patients and visitors.
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I wish you a great week!
Yoli :)

15 comments:

  1. that is just wonderful! i do that in many things. it is such a wonderful way to sow into others. Super Duper Great Post!!

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  2. That's amazing how you show your love for others! I salute peole like you! Have a great week ahead of you!

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  3. Those earrings are fabulous! I love them.

    What a great idea to gift forward the magazines to hospital patients. You made the bundles look so cheerful.

    I found you through my sister's blog, Karen @ Lily Valley.

    Hope you have a nice week.

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  4. What a super idea, Yoli. Happy Blue Monday.

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  5. It looks great idea for those people..happy blue Monday.

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  6. Your blue makes my heart go pitter pat. I adore it.

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  7. Love it! Super Cute :-) I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!

    http://livingonhomemade.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the earrings! Happy Blue Monday.

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  9. The earrings are so YOU! Your magazine idea is wonderful. I have never regretted a generous impulse and think the world needs more of this type of activity. Bless you!

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  10. Love, love, love the earrings! I also really like the way you put the magazines together! What a neat idea!
    Please stop by my blog as I am having a give-a-way!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  11. Those earrings are so pretty!!

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  12. Lovely shades of blue. You thought of a great idea for gifting those magazines forward. God bless you and the giftees.

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  13. That is a wonderful idea and I bet very appreciated!

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