Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Noonday Spring Collection GIVE AWAY

 He will make your righteousness shine like a light
and your just cause like the Noonday sun.
{Psalm 37:6}

I sat and cried when I read Olivia's story.  She had never shared it before she joined African Style,
which is Noonday's Ugandan name for their jewelry group.
Her mother died when she was just a toddler, and her father sexually abused her for years on end.
She spent her life feeling alone and with no real sense of family.

Can you imagine never, ever having shared your story with another human?
Can you imagine your life without family, without your people?


God led her to Kampala, and she began working for African Style/Noonday.
Now, she is able to purchase food for herself and her daughter and rent their very own room.
The people she works with have become her family.


God has used her new family to speak his worth into her heart.
He is teaching her to trust that he has always been with her and will be with her until the very end.
All that the enemy meant for harm in her life, God has rescued & redeemed.

Olivia and her daughter, Rachel, have this hope as an anchor for their souls, firm and secure.
 {Hebrews 6:19}

Here is one of her beautifully handcrafted creations called  The Olivia.
She has a name and face and a story that fits perfectly into God's bigger story.
His story is one of grace, mercy, and love, and it reaches down and makes beauty from ashes in each of us.

The heart of this amazing company is a just cause, and God is making it shine unto the world like the Noonday sun.
Their passion is to connect us with the lives of the artisans.


They are offering one of you 
a $50 gift certificate!!

Visit
Noonday's website to see everything in their new Spring collection,

then come back and tell me what you'll spend your $50 gift certificate on when you win!!
While you're there, read as many of the artisans' stories as you can.  You'll stand amazed at God's power.
**Please be sure to leave me your correct email address in your comment**

Thanks for taking time to check out Noonday!  
When we choose to purchase from companies like this, we are choosing to have a voice for the oppressed.
Jesus is near to the broken-hearted, and he came to set the captives free.

65 comments:

  1. I love Noonday (thanks to you) and look forward to buying several pieces as gifts this year for my friends & family. One of my favorites for summer is the La Jolla Necklace. I love the colors and unique style. Thank you for this awesome giveaway! My email is heathermluna@gmail.com

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  2. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! The stories are amazing and the products are fabulous. I love the Olivia necklace. It's just beautiful.

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  3. What a great company to be part of. I loved the Inca (coral). Thanks for the giveaway and the challenge to be part of something special.

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  4. Inspired by so many amazing stories!!! God is good all the time. Would love the horn earings and the Inca Coral necklace....all of it is just beautiful!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  5. I am loving that Unpredictable Necklace! Beautiful. Amazing giveaway -- thanks!

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  6. I LOVE the Unpredictable necklace and also the seagreen Light Layers Necklace. Beautiful stuff. Thanks for the chance of winning :)

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  7. I love the cascading necklace and several seed bracelets. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  8. I love the Embira Seed bracelet and the Brightly Wound bracelets, among many other things!

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  9. I love the bright wound bracelets. I love them so much I'm going back to the store and purchase. Thank you for telling us about this company.

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  10. I would have a hard time choosing! I love the minted necklace and the Olivia, and many of the more expensive ones. :) I think I would have to choose the Ruth one though, in the neutral tones. What an amazing company! Thanks for introducing me!

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  11. Intricate Pathways and Sunshower Earrings...with the fabulous belts running a tie for third. I just can't decide! So many beautiful things! Thank you for bringing this worthwhile case to our attention. These women are truly inspirational. I'll be doing more research on how I can help them.

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  12. I have my eye on two different necklaces - One is the Kampala with Love necklace aand the other one is the Olivia necklace. I think they are both beautiful!

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  13. Loved the brightly wound bracelet....would love to win! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. I am in love with the French Knotted Cuff!

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  15. I am loving the new Brightly Wound bracelets.

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  16. I would pick the Evening Horizon necklace from India . But I love all of their stuff and more importantly the heart behind it all.

    Charity
    Theheartfelthome@gmail.com

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  17. I love the Ruth bracelet & necklaces! Awesome company!!!

    Amanda D. - adalton76@gmail.com

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  18. The jewelry is Beautiful! I'm having a hard time picking just one. I really like the Crocheted Earrings and bracelet. They would be great this summer with a tan. I also,like the Circles Forever Bracelet, I'm thinking this would be a grat Mother's Day gift for myself.

    aashellparty@aol.com

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  19. There are so many great pieces! I'm having a tough time picking just one. Today I'd pick the brightly colored acai rope necklace in turquoise. I might have a different answer tomorrow. :)

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  20. I think a new bracelet or earrings. I love all the muted colors but a pop of color would be great for springtime! Such an awesome company.

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  21. Love the Solano necklace in yellow or the Inca necklace in any color!

    ginnyhast@aol.com

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  22. This is my first look at Noonday just gorgeous and a loving story. I would choose the Double Coin or the Dainty Everyday.

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  23. I love the Shalom necklace in navy. So pretty! But really, all the pieces are so beautiful, especially because of all the stories behind them.

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  24. wow! Amazing stories, great company!! in love with their jewelry!! I am in love with the Olivia & the unpredictable necklace

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  25. I love the Ash and cloud scarf and the brightly wound bracelets! What a wonderful company. Cindy R. Macintosh603@hotmail.com

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  26. Its so hard to choose! I want the minted necklace first! What an awesome company and awesome giveaway!

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  27. here is my list:)
    acai ombre necklace
    funky paper bead necklace
    pink tourmaline necklace
    and i love love the olivia necklace
    that should about do it .. for now
    love love the story behind all of this...
    xo

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  28. All such beautiful stories! My fave is the Olivia necklace!

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  29. Tie between the Ruth and Unpredictable necklaces. Love! saramixon@yahoo.com

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  30. I love the Olivia necklace! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  31. I love love the poetic macrame necklace. Gosh, all of the pieces are gorgeous! How can I find out more about consultants/trunk shows in my area?

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  32. I just LOVE Noonday!! I would spend the gift certificate on the Brightly Colored Acai Rope Necklace (Hot Pink) & the Anastasia's Wristlet....sooo cute!
    I love how God has used this to help bring these people out of poverty & find their worth as His children. He is sooo good.
    ashannon@houghear.org

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  33. I would love to win to put it towards the Dulce necklace! I am so glad to learn of Noonday, what an awesome journey they are on! I can see myself buying from them on a regular basis! Thank you for this chance!

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  34. There are many favorites. I'm so touched by how the jewelry is made, and pray this business prospers. If I have to choose, after looking at all several times I kept coming back to the Olivia Necklace. That is definetely a favorite. Thank you for informing us of the web site, and thank you for the opportunity to win a $50.00 gift certificate.

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  35. There are so many amazing pieces in this collection. I love the Olivia...I have been wanting to find the time to have Paige come do a party at my house, it's going to happen. :) The stories are amazing, and to know that it is going to such an amazing cause takes all of the guilt out of buying something for yourself. Thanks for this awesome give away!

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  36. Ooohh! I love the inca steps necklace in teal. It's lovely. And the Olivia! I don't think a person could go wrong with a single piece from this beautiful line.
    Corrine

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  37. I really liked the Beaded Statement Bracelet. Beautiful jewelry for an even more beautiful cause :)

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  38. Amazing stories, amazing cause! And the jewelry, WOW! I love the brightly wound bracelet in mint and the engraved cuff. Those are my picks. But those bowls are super cute too, and the tea towels..... Think I found some Mothers Day gifts.

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  39. I love the Inca Steps necklace in teal.

    k_rampersad03 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I love buying jewelry that has a great story behind it! I think I would have to give with the Funky Paper Bead necklaces.

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  41. I love love love the Ruth Necklace in Turquoise and Red . . . Basically I love everything about Noonday :-)

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  42. I love the Olivia necklace! Bebedance5@charter.net

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  43. I love the packaged pretty earrings and the olivia necklace... how gorgeous and how awesome!! Thanks for the chance! Have a great weekend!! My email is melissashep1998@gmail.com

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  44. I love the Olivia necklace, it's so perfect for spring! Thanks for the give away.
    frazzled_data@hotmail.com

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  45. I love the Beza Charm Necklace. I just purchased my first piece of Noonday from Paige's sample sale.
    Terrypitzer@mac.com

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  46. I really like the metallic orb bib necklace! The Olivia necklace is beautiful too!

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  47. I love Noonday and what they represent. I have the Embira seed bracelet that I bought from Paige. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Noonday is awesome. The stories are so moving. I love the crocheted pieces and many of the bracelets so if I win I may have to toss a coin or get more than one!! Thanks Rtinsley_54@yahoo.com

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  49. I bought several Christmas gifts from Noonday. Great mission, and great products. I would love the Perfect Sun Hat. I have had my eye on it for quite a while. thefreckledface@gmail.com

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  50. Love the Inca Steps necklace. Thanks for sharing, I wasn't familiar with Noonday.

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  51. Decisions, decisions..how can you ever decide because there are so many beautiful choices. .. i really like the 'dainty everyday necklace" and if I had enough money, I would buy the tiny seed-pearl necklace. What great stories and what a great mission! So thankful for the opportunity to possibly win!

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  52. I would have a hard time deciding between the Olivia necklace, and the Sun Hat. I love the colors of the Olivia necklace and Olivia's story. Thanks for the opportunity. Vickie
    vickiesykes@yahoo.com

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  53. The freshly picked necklace would be my favorite, and the stories behind the collection definitely make each piece extra special!

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  54. After hearing that story how could I not choose the Olivia necklace!!? I LOVE love this company!

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  55. I think that the love birds are very sweet! I love all the jewelry and would have a hard time deciding! carolyn@crossfitchange.com

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  56. I love the crocheted bracelet and Embira seed bracelet, but everything is beautiful! Hard to pick just one or two items! bethpenning@sbcglobal.net

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  57. The Ruth necklace! Love the colors!

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  58. From heartache to hope - such an inspiring company with beautiful stories. I like the sterling circle necklace and the med. sea necklace among many other choices! Thank you for the entry but even more thank you for sharing this company. I love people who make a difference...

    (mindysue@centurytel.net)

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  59. Such inspiring stories! Its always a plus when the hands that create these beautiful lil treasures are radiating God's love & light. So many beautiful pieces, among my favorites are The Engraved Cuff & Inca Coral Necklace. Thank you for bringing Noonday to my attention, its blessed my day.
    (emzjoy@gmail.com)

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  60. I love Noonday and the amazing work they do for women. I think I would choose the Ruth necklace...there are many beautiful things. Praying for your health. We know the Great Physician, isn't that a comfort? Thanks for the chance. (ctodd@mccaeagles.net)

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  61. I LOVE all of the pieces! It would be such a difficult choice for me! Such beautiful work and beautiful people!

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  62. The Sseko sandals are wonderful and I really believe that the women who are working on them have so much potential. The wildflower belt is also beautiful! What amazing work! So glad to find new ways to partner with women all over the world...(mldougher@gmail.com)

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