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A Christmas Story & A $300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

* This is a sponsored post to promote this free giveaway from King of Chrismas. All opinions are my own.*

$300 Amazon Gift Card by King Of Christmas

I shared a little about our family Christmas celebration last week but before we say good-bye to all the Christmas posts I wanted to share this cute story about Esther.

We are in the final weeks of the High Court Order wait of our Hong Kong adoption process.  Which basically means now on week nine we are expecting a call any day now from our social worker letting us know we have been approved and that we can begin to make plans to travel a week or so later.  Let’s just say this little momma has been nesting like crazy… more on that in a later post.

During these waiting weeks though Mother’s Choice, the orphanage where Esther lives, has continued to surprise us with just how much they love and care for these children.  A few days before Christmas we received a six page document telling us all about Esther. Everything from is she a morning or night person, her favorite foods, how she handles stress, does she sleep with a night light, how she falls asleep, and so much more.  It really is valuable information that we will be able to use once we bring her home… plus I can put it in her Baby Book.

But the sweetest of all things is the story Mother’s Choice shared with us back at the beginning of December.  Remember when I mailed her Christmas presents to her?


I’m still kicking myself for not taking a picture of the gifts before I wrapped them… oh well.

Any way!  One of the presents was for her to open before Christmas.  The week she received them she had her visa medical appointment.  Her caregiver told her that after the appointment she could open a gift from her Mummy and Daddy.  So after bravely going to her appointment she got to open her gift.

I was a little worried that she wouldn’t like this gift because it wasn’t a toy but the pictures they sent and the words they shared destroyed any doubt I had about the gift.

What was the gift?

A red velvety Christmas dress with white fur trim… much like Noah’s in our Christmas card picture and a snow flake bow I crocheted for her.

Christmas Card 2013

If only I could share the pictures with you!  Her smile is beaming from ear to ear… unlike Noah’s above.   It is so adorable!

Her social worker said that after opening the gift she wouldn’t give the dress back to the caregivers.  It was hers!  They needed it back to prep it before she wore it though.  I’m not quite sure what that means but maybe they needed to put her name on the inside or something.  Anyway they needed it and my little girl wasn’t giving it up!

The caregivers ended up striking a deal with her. She got to take her nap holding the dress and then was to give it to them after her nap.

How sweet is that? This little girl didn’t need a toy, or a room full of gifts but was more than excited about receiving a pretty red dress!

The social worker said they would send pictures of her wearing it.  I’m sure then she will have a big smile on her face also.  I can’t wait to see them… maybe I will get some next week once our social worker comes back from Christmas break.

I hope this story warmed your hearts.  Again, I wish I could share pictures of her with you but I am not allowed to until the adoption is final.  At least in the meantime you can fall in love with her sweet personality.

And now for the part you have all been waiting for… the $300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

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King of Christmas is an online Christmas Tree superstore so to speak.  They offer artificial trees of all sizes, pre-lit artificial trees, un-lit artificial trees, and giant artificial trees.

Scarlet-Fir-pe-led-artificial-christmas-tree-150x216Head on over and check them out..  After Christmas shopping is the best time to buy a tree.  Snag a great deal and save yourself the hassle of having to buy one early in the Christmas shopping season later this year.

King of Christmas is being incredibly nice and giving away a $300 Amazon Gift Card.  Ok, who wouldn’t like to win that?  I could think of plenty of ways to spend three hundred bucks.  So how do you enter?  Enter using the Raffelcopter widget below… you may need to wait a few seconds for it to load.  If the box doesn’t appear for some reason click on the link below and it will route you to the drawing entry page.  It’s that easy.  The giveaway will remain open until Sunday January 12 midnight MST.

Happy entering!

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Lilla and Rose Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered the Lilla and Rose Flexi Clip giveaway.Lilla and Rose ClipI really enjoyed talking to those of you who are interested in trying a Flexi Clip and others who  have already fallen in love with them!  Too bad y’all can’t just get together to see what it’s all about it.  Thankfully, one reader gets an opportunity to select a Flexi Clip (up to $16) and fall in love with them herself.

And that reader is… Katy D.

Katy, I will be contacting you by Email later today.

Thanks again to Kalli from Lilla and Rose for offering this wonderful giveaway.  If you haven’t be sure to “Like” her Facebook page so you can stay up to date with all the latest Lilla and Rose products.

Hopefully I will be offering another giveaway soon.   I already have something fun planned for the “Twelve Days of Christmas” and look forward to sharing that with you.

P.S.  Be sure to check out our other posts this week.  Monday I shared about Lilla and Rose, Thursday was Thankful Thursday, and Friday I brought everyone up to date with our latest adoption news.

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Giveaway Monday: Lilla and Rose

It’s Giveaway Monday again here at Color Transformed Family!  This week we are partnering with Kallie from Lilla and Rose.
Lilla and Rose ClipLilla and Rose specializes in high quality hair accessories.  Kallie sent Noah and I each a Flexi Clip to test out.  We have been wearing ours for a few weeks now and love them!  The Flexi clips are incredibly easy to use… which is perfect for Noah because she won’t sit still long enough for me to even begin to wrap a pony tail holder around her hair more than once.  I love them because they were a welcome alternative to the same boring plastic claw clips I had been using since high school.  Who else still has those?

If you follow me on Instagram you may remember I posted when I posted this picture a few weeks ago.

Lilla and Rose GiveawayML and I had a mini-date night.  I decided to spice things up a little and pull my hair back. A rare occasion for me.  I used the extra small Flexi Clip to hold a simple twist on the back of my head.

divinely framed jewelIt lasted through the night without any problems.  I loved how easy it was to use.  The beautiful clip was like a little piece of jewelry for my hair!

I have used it several times since then and have even borrowed Noah’s mini Flexi Clip to do a simple half twist. Flexi Hair Clips are available in seven different sizes to accommodate every type of hair and style.

Noah has loved wearing her clip also.  She requests for me to pull her hair back when she sees me using mine.  I have pulled her back in a low pony tail, twist, and a high pony tail.  Below is a profile picture of the high pony tail.
Lilla and Rose GiveawayAnd an overhead view of the clip.

Lilla and Rose GiveawaySo how does it work?  The clip is all one piece.  The beads are strung on piano wire which gives them the ability to “flex”  The pin slides through the wire, locks into one of three notched grooves, and holds the hair place.

Below are just a few ways you can wear the Lilla and Rose Flexi Clip…
Lilla and Rose Clip Lilla and Rose Clip Lilla and Rose Clip In addition to the Flexi Clip, Lilla and Rose also offer hair bands, hair sticks, You-Pins, bobby pins, and badge holders.  Lilla and Rose ClipI have really enjoyed using my Flexi Clip over the past couple of weeks and might have to splurge on another piece… because those hair bands are just too cute!

Now for the exciting part.  Kallie is offering one reader a Flexi-Clip of their choice up to $16! Isn’t this exciting?  So check out the Rafflecopter widget below for all the ways to enter the giveaway.

Rules: Entrants must be a new to LIlla and Rose.

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Disclaimer:  I received two Flexi Clips to write this review but all opinions are my own.

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