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Friday, April 04, 2008

Virginia Candle Company... and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE: It is 8:35 EST and the contest is officially over. I will be announcing the winner tomorrow, so stay tuned!!!!!


Okay... so I mentioned last week that I would share just why I have the Virginia Candle Company logos flashing all over my blog. Here's why...

As most of y'all know, we adopted Elizabeth from China last year. What a BLESSING she is!! I simply cannot fathom life without her. How in the world I did not give birth to this child is beyond me. I mean, she is so much like me it SCARES ME at times!!! HAHA!! The Lord is good, isn't He, at making sure you have THE child for you, whether you birth them in your womb or in your heart.

Anyway, Mr. U and I talked and planned on adopting from China again. Sadly, though, last May the government agency in China that handles adoptions (China Center of Adoption Affairs) instituted new rules and now we do not qualify to adopt from China. This happened to MANY families. I am sure China has their reasons, but this news broke our hearts!!

After tears and much prayer, we are confident that the Lord is still leading us to adopt again. We are not yet 100% positive whether that means another international adoption or domestic adoption. Either way, we are listening clearly to the Lord and we know that He knows best. :)

The biggest thing we know, though, is that no matter what the adoption, we do not have the funds to afford another adoption. And that is why I put the Virginia Candle Company logo on my blog. If anyone wants to purchase a candle from them, please come back to my blog and click on their logo. Their computer will know the click is coming from my blog and Mr. U and I will get credit for it! No, we won't get much money, but we have to start somewhere raising the funds, right?



Now... the GREAT news!!! A GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In honor of this fun new button on my blog, I want to give away a FREE CANDLE FROM VIRGINIA CANDLE COMPANY!!! Yessirree!! A FREE candle and I want YOU to choose the one you want!!!!!!

You can choose from two different types of candles...
-the NEW Woodwick Candles (22oz)
or
-Farm Grown candles (Triple OR Single Frangrance- 26 oz)

Here's how you can enter to WIN!!

1) Go visit Virigina Candle Company (just click on the link on my sidebar) and look at all the delightful scents there are to choose from in the NEW Woodwick or Farm Grown collection.

2) Leave a comment here on my blog stating which candle you would want to win (the New Woodwick or the Farm Grown) and share the name of the scent you would like to win.

If you blog about this giveaway on your blog and provide a link back here, please let me know and I will enter your name a second time!!

So, please, y'all go visit Virginia Candle Company... you just might be the blessed winner!!

Oh... this contest will be over next Friday, April 11 at 8:00 PM EST. I will happily announce the winner the next day, Saturday, April 12.

PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT have to have a blog in order to enter the giveaway. If you don't, though, just be sure and leave your email address so that I may contact you if you win. Also, this giveaway is NOT limited to only those in the US. I would LOVE to have anyone enter from anywhere in the world. I will happily make sure the candle is shipped (even internationally) to the winner. :)

106 comments:

Pam said...

Citrus Vanilla sounds terrific for summer!

Lura said...

I'm a chai person, so I'd pick Cinnamon Chai.

Pamela said...

I've never smelled Almond Orange before but it sounds fresh and invigorating and right now, I could use something like that!

Kendra said...

Biscotti looks yummy to me! It would go well with my decor too :)

Tammy said...

First of all, I am beyond thrilled for you and your husband that you are adopting again!!! How wonderful and exciting! I'm sad for you that you can't adopt through China any longer, but God has HIS best in mind for you!!!

When I go to buy candles, I will keep your link in mind! I have seen those Woodwick candles in stores, and thought how nice they would be in my home. :-)

Please enter me in your contest, I would love to have a Woodwick in Vanilla Latte!

Have a wonderful day! Hugs! :-)

rachel said...

Mmmmm, I would love the smell of either the Hazlenut/Irish cream/Swiss Mocha or the Almond Orange. How generous!

psalm35_28(at)yahoo(dot)com

April said...

Triple Fragrance: Hazelnut Coffee, Irish Cream, Swiss Mocha

Good luck on your next Adoption!

Amy Jo said...

oh my gosh, I love, love, LOVE those candles!!! A local pharmacy sell that brand, and i LOVE them!

I would like to win a Woodwick in Strawberry Slices!

Tammy said...

I just blogged about your contest. :-)

Tonya said...

My family would absolutely love the Farm Grown Candle.I think the vanilla/apple/berry cinnamon one would be heavenly:)Here's fingers crossed.xxxx

Tara said...

Fireside with a woodwick sounds cozy!
tforsburg(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sals said...

citrus vanilla please....in the woodwick

Niki said...

The hydrangea would be divine for springtime! I can just imagine myself sipping herbal tea, reading my gardening book, and sniffing the sweet aroma of a fresh flower scented candle.

Niki said...

By the way, I just blogged abot your giveaway over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

http://free2befrugal.blogspot.com/2008/04/virginia-candle-giveaway.html



:)

Niki

tami said...

green tea farm grown gets my vote!

MotherHen said...

I've never heard of this company before - I am very impressed!!! I would like to be entered into this contest - I choose Farm Grown "Hot Apple Pie".
Thank you,

tami said...

hey i left a link on my blog to you so enter me again please! :)

Joyce said...

Vanilla cinnamon sounds good.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I pick Hot Apple Pie, too. Maybe it would inspire me to make it more often!

Tisa said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've never heard of the company before but bookmarked it. I would pick out the Woodwick candle in Cinnamon Chai. ~ :)
jmagloro[at]ywave.com

Beth said...

I would love the Hydrangea for a fresh spring scent. I love these candles, what a great giveaway.

Mom of Faith said...

I wold love the New Woodwick candle in Honeysuckle! I'm from the South where they have this sweet smelling plant in abundance...but since moving to Kentucky have been missing the smell.

Brent said...

The triple layer Apple would match the colors and theme of my kitchen perfectly!! - Katie

Anonymous said...

What a neat giveaway! Please enter me for a Farm Grown Cashmere/Linen/Cotton! Thanks!

Tamara
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com
http://waynehunt.com/happenings

Wendy said...

Woodwick Vanilla Latte sounds good to me!

Gwen said...

The WoodWick Cucumber sounds wonderful!

All the best to you as the Lord works to reveal His plan for your family!

stanley923@msn.com

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

I am candle lover and as you know my whole heart is open to adoption! We no longer qualify for the China program either. I am watching a blog of a China adoptive family who is now waiting for their second child from Taiwan.

Anyway, I am going way off course. I pick Farm Grown, Hot Apple Pie.

shekinahhvac said...

I am praying for you and your family. Thank you for sharing about this. And I pray for the next adoption for you guys. My favorite singer is Steven Curtis Chapman, he and his wife have adopted 3 girls from china.
many blessings to you!
shekinah

Anonymous said...

How fun! My pick is the Farm Grown Triple Fragrance with Green Tea, Mandarin Sage, and Citrus Spearmint.

Thanks!
Leslie :)

Loretta said...

God bless you in your new adoption process! My husband and I adopted our daughter domestically when we'd been married almost 17 years. She was 36 hours old when we brought her home. She's turning 18 in June and we cannot believe how fast the time has flown! She's been a joy and a delight to us, and we are still amazed at the wonderful blessing the Lord gave us in her.

KeepItSimple said...

The Woodwick Almond Orange sounds yummy! I love Almonds (eating chocolate covered ones right now *smile*) and orange is just so pleasant!

I'll put a post about your contest on my blog at www.thereisaseason.blogspot.com

Blessings to you and may the Lord continue to be with you on the adoption road!

Camille

Janet said...

Hi from Canada! So nice to know you may send one to a foreigner.

I like Cinnamon, so the Triple Cinnamon (Vanilla Cinnamon, Apple Cinnamon, Berry Cinnamon) candle sounds great!

I will mention your contest on my blog: grannymom.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Janet

Amy said...

ooh, I'll play. I'd want a woodwick, but I can't decide between cinnamon chai, blackberry crisp and vanilla latte...so I'd let you surprise me :)

The Davis Crew said...

MMMMMM..... the Almond Orange sounds wonderful! Congratulations on your adoptions journey, we've adopted 4 boys domestically and know the joy it brings. Continue to trust the Lord's plans and timing!

raych said...

So hard to choose! I'd have to go with the Woodwick Applewood. Sounds nummy.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful my friend!

Farm Grown™ - Triple Fragrance: Soft Cashmere, Fresh Linen, Cotton Whisper

Love, Gretchen

Tonya C said...

I sure do wish computers had scratch and sniff options! They all sound so good. I think I would go with the Farm Grown Triple in Soft Cashmere,Fresh Linen, Cotton Whisper. What a fun contest!

ihchicky said...

I would like to win the Farm Grown Triple in Vanilla Cinnamon, Apple Cinnamon, Berry Cinnamon. Sounds amazing.

Rhonda said...

Thank you for offering this giveaway!

I pick the Caramel scent in the Woodwick.

Christa said...

Woodwick - Cucumber sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for this contest!

Ingrid said...

Thanks for the opportunity - Farm grown Hot Apple Pie sounds wonderful.
The Lord's timing is not always our timing, and waiting can be so difficult! We will keep you in our prayers :)

Bethanie said...

We've just begun domestic adoption procedure.

Bethanie said...

I think I would like lemon chiffon woodwick and I'll blog about your giveaway.

ang said...

Oh, I'd love the Pineapple Woodwick candle. Congratulations on the new adoption. How exciting!

Angela

lemostribe[at]comcast[dot]net

Kerri said...

Oh boy do I love candles. The Farm Grown buttercream frosting sounds great.

pootieposh said...

They all sound so great, but if I have to choose I'll go with any woodwick floral , such as Honeysuckle or Tuberose.

Ashley said...

If I win, I would like the Triple Fragrance: White Lilac, Pansy Petals, Wisteria Vine.

Blessings,
Ashley

Ashley said...

woops! Here's my email address: forhisglorytoo[at]comcast[dot]net

Karin said...

Woodwick--tuberose. Thanks for the nice giveaway!

Kathryn said...

Hi,
I love candles! I would get the WoodWick® candle in Lavendar!
Thank you for the giveaway! I pray the Lord leads you to the best adoption situation for your family.
Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Line said...

they all look very delicious, but my pick would have to be a Caramel candle!

Robert said...

hmmm...hard to choose, but i think i would pick cinnamon chai.

Wander said...

Love Love Love candles....I'm addicted.
I would love to have....Farm Grown Hot Apple Pie

frugallm said...

The farm grown soft cashmere sounds divine! I'm addicted to candles!

elkmeese at yahoo.com

lovedandamazed said...

I wish you God's blessings as you seek another adoption! That is wonderful. Thank you for this great giveaway... those candles all look wonderful. After browsing, I think if I won I would choose the Farm Grown triple-scented White Lilac, Pansy Petals, and Wisteria Vine. I love flower scents!

Thanks again!
author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

claire said...

Ohhh...I think the Farm Grown Cashmere sounds nice. Thanks for the giveaway!
claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

amylou61 said...

I would love to win a Farm Grown candle in Buttercream Frosting fragrance.

Anonymous said...

I would love the woodwick one in Caramel!! Congrats on working on another adoption. We have 2 in our family and have been so blessed.
mtreposetransformers @ hotmail . com

Amber

dolls123 said...

I like the Farm Grown™ - Triple Fragrance: Vanilla Cinnamon, Apple Cinnamon, Berry Cinnamon.

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

Safe Thus Far said...

If I win, I would like the Vanilla Latte.

I'll go post about this on my blog right away, too. www.safethusfar.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Susan

Marci said...

I would love to win the WOodwick Tradewinds candle.

Marci said...

By the way, I am also going to blog about this!

Molly said...

I love the fact that you can HEAR as well as SMELL the Woodwick candle!! If I win, I'd like the Woodwick candle in Blackberry Crisp.

Thank you!!

Molly
http://www.counterculturalmom.blogspot.com

lorenzstudio said...

The Farm Grown Warm Sand, Surfside Breeze, Coastal Mist sounds just perfect for me!

Linda said...

I love candles and have never heard of this company. Thanks. If I win, I would like the Farm Grown candle in the triple fragrance of Raspberry Vanilla, Coconut Vanilla, Apple Vanilla.

Brit said...

I'm really craving a drink, so sangria sounds perfect!

Sals said...

Hey Mrs. U.!!

I posted about your give away on my blog.....check it out. I think my brain fell out trying to make a clickable link in my post...hahahahaha

Bunny B said...
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Kari said...

Farm grown hot apple pie! Yum!

Bunny B said...

May God bless you in your next adoption!

And, wow! So many amazing fragrances! What a tough choice! After much contemplation, I choose the Farm Grown™ - Triple Fragrance: Berry Banana, Strawberry Kiwi, Apricot Peach. Thanks so much!

bunnybox9 [at] gmail [dot] com

Jennifer Bogart said...

I would enjoy - Farm Grown™ - Triple Fragrance: Berry Banana, Strawberry Kiwi, Apricot Peach. Thanks for the contest! We are praying for your successful second adoption! Our family plans on adopting in the future as well :).
I have also posted about your contest on http://www.quiverfullfamily.com/blog
and I'm running a contest there as well, you can find it under our contests category, it closes this week, and still not too many entries :).

Jessica said...

I would love to win the Pineapple Woodwick candle!

Sandi in FL said...

First, let me say I SO hear you on God bringing us the right kiddos! I can't believe I didn't give birth to my China girls either!!!

What a sweet giveaway! Citrus vanilla woodwick is tempting, but I'm MORE intrigued by the Almond Orange woodwick! Gotta go with something citrus in Florida! ;)

Treaty Line Farm said...

A White Lilac in Farm Grown sounds great! I never heard of this brand of candle before.

Tori said...

Oh wow, this is a great give-a-away!
O chose: Farm Grown™ - Triple Fragrance: Soft Cashmere, Fresh Linen, Cotton Whisper

Sounds so wonderful.
Thanks in Advance!!

deezie said...

This is just too much fun, I have never even heard of wood wicks that is just amazing, okay I live the very berry, well I really like them all but yes, the very berry sounds so yummy, hope I win:)
deezie

the160acrewoods said...

wow! so many people have netered, but thought I'd enter too!

WoodWick® Candles - NEW!: Biscotti because i lov ebiscotti!

Lisa said...

I would like a Farm Grown Triple Fragrance in Vanilla Cinnamon/Apple Cinnamon/Berry Cinnamon. I'm an adoptive mom four times, all domestic, and can testify that God puts children in the families He wants them in. Every adoption is miraculous! Thanks, Lisa in NM, marmali@windstream.net

kamewh said...

Caramel sounds wonderful!

Katy said...

OH!!! What a great idea! i hope you guys do earn lots of money with this endeavor you are doing with the candle links!!!
Thank you for this chance at a giveaway!!! how fun!!! I just heard about the woodwick candles last week from a friend and she said how awesome they were...so if i were to win..i would love to win the pineapple woodwick candle!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity and I wish you the best of luck with further adoptions!!! xoxo

Toystory said...

New Woodwick ~~Hydrangea that would be my choice! Thank you.

BrineS said...

Lovely giveaway! I posted about it on both of my blogs here:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/joyful-finds/

and here:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/04/making-house-home-candle-giveaway.html

It's a hard choice between the wooden wicks and the Farmer Grown Candles.

Upon much deliberation between the Wood Wick Brown Sugar and the Farm Grown Triple Fragrance Hazelnut Coffee, Irish Cream, and Swiss Mocha, a choice has been made...

...the Farm Grown Triple Fragrance Hazelnut Coffee, Irish Cream, and Swiss Mocha

Mary Isabella said...

i AM FROM kENTUCKY AND WOULD LOVE A WOODWICH IN HONEYSUCKLE. This is my first visit to you and I am enjoying it sooo much. I am at http://dsiaybouquet.blogspot.com....Smiles Mary

Anonymous said...

How nice of you. I like the Farm Grown Candle --Vanilla Cinnamon

Elizabeth
E1ije@aol.com

Laurie said...

I love candles and I love fires. So I would choose the woodwick in the fireside scent. Love your blog Mrs. U!

Kristinia said...

I'd say cucumber, I don't know what they smell like from looking at them but I know that's a neutral tolerated scent!

mama2lilly said...

citrus vanilla sounds interesting and yummy!

Julie said...

I would love the lavender FLAVOR--lavender is my favorite, calming scent. Julie

pizzlewigg said...

woodwick lavender sounds wonderful!

Samantha said...

I would love a Farm Grown Single Fragrance, the sea breeze, if I win. I posted about the give-away on my blog, at http://bookwormsandtea.blogspot.com/

Samantha

Deb said...

Almond orange or citrus vanilla. I'd love to have those smells in my house! Thanks for entering me.

cltgrace said...

I've been wanting to try those wood wick candles. What a concept! I'd love the cinnamon chai! Thanks for hosting!

Donna Kay said...

Mrs. U - thank you so much for this contest - I am a candle "freak" - I have started trying to make candles - but it isn't working out like I had hoped, but I am going to keep trying!!
I am new at blogging - I love your site and check it often...it has been a great inspiration.
I love the woodwick candles - and I think I would like to try the Sunset Beach scent.
thanks again....
Donna

Laura said...

Almond Orange if the wood wick one.

Mango Sorbet for the other kind.

Such yummy choices!

ohhollyf said...

Almond orang all the wat, btw I adopted internationally & domestic, both are great. Vist my blog and see pics of my boys, Holly

Dannye said...

they all sound wonderful, but the yummiest is the Triple Fragrance: Mai Tai, Paradise Punch, Raspberry Daiquiri...

I also will be adding a post on my blog right away...

and if you get a chance, check out my blog and enter the sock swap (if you're interested, that is...hehe)

-Dannye

Cheri & Shane said...

I LOVE burning candles and have never tried this brand!!! Would LOVE to win the Farm Grown Pineapple Orange (perfect for summer).

My blog is private but I did put a post about your giveaway on there @
www.ourluckyladybug.blogspot.com

My email is cherihy@yahoo.com

Thanks for the chance to win something so fun!!

Cheri

Anonymous said...

What a great idea best wishes to your family. I would be interested in the triple scent vanilla/apple/berry cinnamon.
Drmom627@comcast.net

karenhry said...

I'd pick the woodwick citrus vanilla...Love candles but have never tried these yet..Best of luck on all your future plans..My E-mail is karenhry@yahoo.com

renee said...

I just found out about this from my sister's blog. May God bless you in all your future endeavors.

If I were to win I would definitely pick Vanilla Latte from your Woodwick Collection.

renee said...

Sorry I forgot to leave my email, it is reneehv24@yahoo.com

Dannye said...

guess I forgot to add my email address too...forgetful me, sorry!!

its: dannyem1973@yahoo.com

-Dannye

P.S. I did post an entry about this on my blog last nite!!

Melissa Ward said...

I would love vanilla bean. I'm also going to put a link from my blog to yours.

Melissa Ward said...

Sorry, I forgot to tell you the woodwick. Thanks!

Rona's Home Page said...

Almond Orange sounds delicious.

Michelle said...

Vanilla/apple/berry cinnamon would be so nice burning in my farmhouse kitchen. Best wishes on your next adoption!!

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