If you have been reading here for very long you may have noticed a few things about me; I love Pierce Brosnan, my children make me look bad, the way to my heart is through Roberto's and the beach, and I haven't been real heavy on the giveaway front. But it's December, and you're not done shopping yet (Or are you? And if so, did you remember to buy me some tact and an extra memory card for my menopausal brain? WELL THEN GET BACK OUT THERE MISSY.) (Memory Cards for our brains!! Somebody needs to invent that, make it into an app and then remind me to download it.) And since you're probably not done shopping I'm just trying to help you out. (By the way, I haven't forgotten about announcing last week's giveaway winner it's just that I said you had until midnight, and I also said I would let Drew pick the name, and I didn't necessarily think that through because at midnight we were both asleep and this morning he was in a hurry to get to school and blah blah I promise to post it later!) (Blah.)
Today's giveaway comes to you from my friend Jill who eats cotton candy for breakfast, turned down an offer to slay her neighbor's 50 lb turkey for Thanksgiving (she's still new to Montana), and also manages to strengthen families worldwide through her business, Hatch Patch Creations, maker of family home evening packets. You may recall some of my botched experiences with family home evening (like when Drew thought Samantha was Jesus, or when our deep discussion turned to talk of boogers) so this is the kind of product that was intended for people like me.
Sometimes Jill uses people she knows as inspiration which is why our friend Lorie gets mentioned in her "It's Nifty To Be Thrifty" packet, because Lorie is so cheap the Goodwill calls to ask her how she does it. (But she and her husband got through med school with four children and NO DEBT, so you should call her. Except be prepared to send your kid outside to pee so you don't have to pay for the water to flush the toilet.) I hesitate to probe whether I have inspired any such lessons, but I have to say that "Harry The Unhealthy Hippo" strikes me as suspicious. (Besides, HOLY HYPOCRITE BAT MAN, how many pieces of cake did Jill have on her birthday? Answer: No sense in bothering with "pieces" when you can just eat THE WHOLE CAKE.) THE POINT IS, these packets are handy whether you're trying to gather your family around for a teaching moment or need something quick for a preschool or Sunday School lesson, and all you have to do is click your mouse a few times to download it. And...Hatch Patch Creations is giving away a $50 gift certificate to do just that. That will go a long way folks, especially since each packet contains the lesson, illustrations, a scriptural theme, a recipe, and a game or activity idea. In addition, (20% more free!) Hatch Patch is offering a two week promotion where you can buy the "Mary & Joseph" kit and get the "Samuel The Lamanite" kit for free. Simply enter "DECEMBER 12" as the promo code at checkout (picture and info below).
So, you know the drill - you get one entry for a comment HERE and another entry for a comment on "Hatch Patch Creations FHE Kits" on facebook, which you can get to by clicking here. You have until Friday at 7:34 pm. (BECAUSE I CAN.) (And I should still be up.)