Monday, January 18, 2010

Make Over For Me and For You! A Give Away!

If you're checking out this blog in your reader, head on over here in real life and check out our new "do!" I'm so excited!

My friend Kirby redid her blog and then I whined and complained and threw a fit so she helped me with mine.

Here's the fun part.

Kirby and Charlie recently turned in all their paperwork to New Life (the adoption agency we used while adopting Hudson). The Apels are officially in the process of adopting! How exciting! Kirby will write more about this soon on her own blog so stay tuned!

But for now, we wanted you to know of a great way to get your blog made-over and also be a part of funding an adoption.

Kirby has offered to give other blogs a face lift and 100% of the profit will go into their adoption fund for their baby!

Check out Kirby's blog. It's beautiful! Go on over and "ooh and awww over it."

For $40 Kirby will create you a new header using pictures you have selected and make minor "tweaks" in your layout so it all matches.

You will love your new blog!

I'll admit it...I can't stop looking at mine! Surely this will wear off, right? I have things to do besides sit and look at these cute pictures of my kids! (Thank you Lynsey for the pictures and Kirby for making my blog so stinkin' cute!)

What a great way to be a part of adoption. I know not everyone is called to adopt, but we are all called to help the orphan in some way. Maybe this is one way the Lord will lead you to join in His work of caring for the orphan through adoption.

Your money will go towards bringing a new Apel home. Get excited!


To get the Apel's adoption fund up and running we are going to do something fun!

Kirby is going to give away one blog makeover for free.

To be entered into the drawing for a free header, please do the following:

1. Email ten of your friends who have blogs and tell them about what Kirby is doing to raise money for their adoption. Include Kirby in your email (

2. Then come back here and leave a comment.

You can have an entry for every 10 friends. That means if you email 20 friends you are entered twice and so on. Each friend you email must have a blog.

For other ways to get multiple entries....

3. Blog about what Kirby is doing! You can link to this post. After blogging about it you can leave your comment here on the blog with a link to your blog in the comment.

4. Facebook this give away. Tell your Facebook friends about the blog make over (linking here). Then, leave a comment telling us you did so.

For right now, your blog needs to be hosted by blogger. Kirby is checking into whether or not she can work with other blog hosts, but for have to be a blogger blogger.

Even if you don't have a blog will you help her spread the word? Maybe you can give away the makeover that you win to someone you love as a gift!

Husbands...this makeover would make the perfect gift for your wife's birthday or Valentine's Day!

We'll announce the winner on Friday.

If you want to have your blog remade, please go ahead and contact Kirby ( I am hopeful that there will be many who want to give towards adoption in this way. I recommend getting your name on her list so you don't have to wait as long for your make over. Obviously if you win the give away your header is free.

I can't wait to see all the new blogs. After a few weeks, I'm going to feature all of them on our blog in a post so we can go see the new looks!


Garratts said...

The blogs look great!

D.O. said...

Clean! Looks nice. Isn't the Internet fun?

Holly said...

This is brilliant. I love that it's for Kirby's adoption and hope to participate!