Ultimate Blog Party 2009 – Giveaway #1

Ultimate Blog Party 2009


Hello, and WELCOME to Heaven In Our Homes! This week we are participating in a week long blog party, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom.  A general idea of what this is…. blogs from all over the world are invited to link to a main post, sharing their piece of blogging land with other moms!

For those of you new to HIOH, let me share a little about what you’ll find here. :) After I’m through rambling, you can read about today’s giveaway (and other ones as they are added throughout the week).

My name is Candace, and first and foremost I am a child of my God and Saviour! I am a 30 year old stay at home mom to 3 children, 1 with the Lord, and 1 arriving in less than 3 weeks – hopefully!

You will notice that all of the links on the sidebar aren’t up and going yet – I apologize. When my new template was built, I never had a free minute to repair these. BUT, I hope to have them up again – sometime (when I have nothing else to do). Again – :)

I have always been full of thoughts! My brain never stops. While I used to journal, I found my hands would cramp from all I had written. Then a friend opened up the world of blogging to me – WOW! I must say that I have now found my outlet.

I write as a way to express what God is doing in my life. I write my fears, concerns, heartaches, happiness, blessings – randomness and seriously. Basically, my blogs are my journals – they just have lots of strangers reading them. :)

I’ve learned many lessons from examples in my childhood – from my mom and other Christian ladies sharing what God has taught them in their lives. I have been able to avoid many a pitfall because of the messages/ testimonies these ladies have shared from their hearts.

I pray that one day as my daughter (or possibly daughters) looks back and reads my life story, that she will gain Godly insight and wisdom based on trials and lessons I have gone through. Life is by no means easy, to what a blessing it’s been for me to know that I’m not the only one going through hard times! We’ve all been there, and we all make it through – some just have a harder path.

With our newest baby due so soon, the direction of the blog will be changing for the next few months. While there is NO way in the world that I could cut of blogging (it’d be like cutting off my head!), I will be going to 1, but probably 2 postings a week.

Sundays – sharing on a certain verse that the Lord is ministering to me about (or hymn) AND a mid-week posting – sharing on what God is doing in my life right now (whether in a spiritual sense or just an update on our life in general).

As a special treat this week, I’ve had many wonderful ladies offer some gifts for YOU!! Join us each day as we have a new giveaway contest for you to participate in – each contest open for one week. Don’t miss out on our giveaways at www.Sonbeams.com AND www.NineMonthsorLess.com blogs as well!


Today’s Giveaway: Be A Good Friend e-book

Offered by: Our Grace Journey 

Help Your Daughter Lay a Good Foundation
for Making Friends the Godly Way

Dear Friends,
Does your young daughter have some “friendship” issues?
Does she realize the importance of chosing godly friends?
Is she struggling to get along with a friend or two?
Does she insist on her own way when she should be more gracious?
Do her friends think she is difficult to get along with?
Does she have difficulty accepting some of her friends?
Does she have difficulty accepting your choice of friends for her?
Visit Miiko’s site, Our Grace Journey, for more information!


Day 2 Giveaway – Celebrating Home Package


Alright, How this contest works! Each contest is open for one week (from starting date of that contest). You can receive entries based on the following:

*1 entry for leaving a comment about something you love on the sponsor’s website

*1 entry for adding the HIOH button to your blog or website (See code below, leave link back in comment)

*1 entry for blogging about this contest on your blog (Leave link back in comment)

*1 entry for joining me on Facebook (Mrs. Candace)  and plugging us on your page (Leave separate comment)

*1 entry for joining HIOH mailing list (You’ll receive special notices and discounts)

You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry. Comments will be totaled, and Random.org will choose the winning comment number! This contest ends March 28th at 11:59 PM (CST).

Button Code:

<p align=”center”> <a href=”http://www.HeavenInOurHomes.com”> <img src=”http://www.sonbeams.com/images/HIOHjpg.JPG”></a> </p> <br />

Let the fun begin! Thanks for visiting!

Mrs. Candace

28 Responses to “Ultimate Blog Party 2009 – Giveaway #1”

  1. Vera says:

    Hi, it’s SO nice to meet you! I’ll be saying a prayer for you that everything goes smoothly with the delivery of your new baby – what an exciting time for you. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Christina W. says:

    Hi there! Wow…three weeks, huh? That’s wonderful. Best wishes for a short and easy birth. (One can always hope, eh?)

    I love the title of your blog, and it’s so great that you joined the UBP.
    I’ll be joining the mailing list, asap!

  3. Tracey says:

    I’m here from UBP 2009; nice to meet you! Best wishes on the upcoming birth of your baby!

  4. I’ll have to check back Sunday to read what is inspiring you!

    Glad to stop by from the party!

  5. Amanda says:

    Great site, love the prize. Would be a great thing for my 10 yr old daughter!

  6. Rebekah says:

    That looks really great! And I love some of the info on the website as well. I’m definitely going to look into that.

  7. Rebekah says:

    Okay, I tried to do the button code but it woudn’t work :-(

    All I got was a little red x

  8. sandra says:

    Blessings on the new baby – I pray that this baby will serve the Lord all of their life.

  9. Shawn says:

    Just party hopping and stopped by your blog…nice to meet you!

  10. Jadehollow says:

    Welcome to the Party! Congrats on your soon delivery. Be A Good Friend looks like it’s a great one… Couldn’t find a follow link .. so I copied the button code so I can get back to follow.
    Happy UBP’ing and Have a Blessed weekend.

  11. It’s great that you are full of ideas and now use blogging as a form of expressing them. Great to meet you.

  12. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I’m enjoying the party! It’s so nice to meet you!
    God bless,

  13. Jen .L. says:

    Popping by from UBP! Best of luck with your new baby. God Bless!

  14. Brea's Mommy says:

    Congrats on expecting! Nice to meet you. I would also like to invite you to participate in Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post! Never too late to link.

  15. Hi Candace-

    Coming by from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hi.

    The Divine Miss Mommy

  16. Baba says:

    Stopping in to party with you. I am participating too! Party on from an old hippie grandma!

  17. It’s nice to meet you! I’m here from the UBP and look forward to getting to know you more this week.


  18. IE Mommy says:

    Thanks for participating in the UPB….glad I found you! This is my first time participating in the event, and it’s been a blast getting to visit all the other sites. Swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to view my UPB post. Thanks for the fun!

  19. Candice says:

    Hi, there. Stopping over while blog hopping. I’m enjoying the UBP party. It’s in the wee hours of the morning but I have a migraine so can’t sleep. It’s nice to meet you and your blog. My blog list keeps growing. Blogs are my favorite “me” time. I have a toddler learing blog at http://www.superfunmama.blogspot.com. So nice to meet you!

  20. Deborah says:

    Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

  21. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I’m quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

  22. Deb says:

    Nice to meet you Candace! Blessings to your family. We will be so anxious to hear about your newest little one. Just visiting from 5minutes for Moms!

  23. carma says:

    stopping by from UBP to say “hi” – party on :-)

  24. jacque says:

    I like the entertaining Essentials serving bowl. Its so elegant! Thanks for the giveaway and happy blog party! jacque

  25. Mrs. Taft says:

    I have joined you on facebook

  26. Mrs. Taft says:

    I love this eBook!!!! It was my favorite when I first went over…I hope that counts 😀 I like the journal that goes with it too.

  27. Rachele says:

    Congratulations on the new one on the way!! what an exciting time for you!!!

  28. marta says:


    just stopping by for the party 😉

    make sure you stop at my blog for all the giveaways this week….they all end on 3/31!!



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