April 1, 2010

No April Fools Here

I tried.  Really, I did.  But I could not come up with anything cute or clever to do for April Fools Day!

You see, there is nothing foolish about the giveaway I want to share with you today.  It is simply wonderful!  ONE LUCKY READER will be the envy of us all.

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You probably have a copy of the Family Proclamation on a wall somewhere in your home. Imagine having this in your home.  This Family Proclamation carving, made with precision carving tools and finished by hand, is worthy of being a focal point in the room where your family loves to gather together.

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Tiana and Jake are owners of LDS HOME DECOR.  Tiana contacted me through email.  Here are a portion of her words:

“My name is Tiana and a link to your site was actually sent to me by a friend who doesn't homeschool her children. I'm so glad she did.  I can't wait to explore and learn from your site. I have seven children from three years old up to a sophomore at USU. This is my third year of homeschooling.”

“My first time on your website, the article on the home page was on the Family Proclamation as a tool in educating our children. Here I present to you my husband's creation. And if you think that's cool, wait til you see the Declaration of Independence.”

I must say her husband’s creation is breathtaking!  After learning more about Tiana and Jake, and viewing their products, I thought I’d go out on a limb for our readers.  Yes, I actually asked them if they would provide A Proclamation To The World Carving as a giveaway.  Well, they said “yes!”  Aren’t you glad I'm thinking of you?

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If you visit the product page for The Family - A Proclamation To The World Wood Carving, you can view images of the various wood stains offered, and you can also view some up-close photographs of the carving detail.  IF you are the winner of this giveaway, you will be able to choose the staining you prefer.  The Proclamation will then be shipped to your home.

Here are the details of what you will receive if you are the winner: One winner will receive a very impressive hardwood carving of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World". It measures 2 ft x 3 ft tall. The one with a stonewash finish is carved in beechwood. The mixture of applied glazes gives it an aged look with sage green tones. They also have a natural black-walnut carving with white lettering which seems to be quite popular. Other options are natural cherry, or natural maple. Each of the carvings with a natural finish shows the beautiful wood grains and colorings that are unique to each species. They send them out ready to hang on a wall.

The layout on their Family Proclamation carvings are exactly like ones put out by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints found here. They are carved using a precision carving tool. Each piece being slightly different in grain and coloring because they start off with natural hard wood and then finish each one by hand. 

Here is how you can enter:  Share this giveaway with someone.  You may share through Facebook, on your blog,  through email, or even by calling a friend.  As you can see, this wonderful giveaway would be enjoyed by any LDS family, not just a homeschooling one. 

My thought is that if we can share the news about our blog Latter-day Homeschooling with LDS families whether homeschooling or not, we would increase the awareness of  the LDS homeschooling community and hopefully encourage others to consider homeschooling. 

Once you’ve shared our blog giveaway with someone, please leave us your contact information in the comments.  There is no need to leave an url or anything like that.  Good Luck!

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Note: This giveaway sign-up will run through the month of April.  The winner will be announced in the 1st week of May and the winner will have 1 week (seven days) to claim the giveaway - So be sure and leave a way for us to contact you.

Our Grand Opening GiveAway Winners have been announced! If you are a winner, please contact us right away!

88 comments - Add a comment below -:

Raven said...

Wow, what a lovely giveaway! How generous of them! And I love the product. I emailed my friend about the blog and the giveaway. We only get one entry, right? Thanks again!

Dana ♥ said...

Yes, You only get one entry.☺

Be sure that your name links back to your profile and that it shows your email address. If not leave us an email address so we can contact you if you are the winner.

Thanks!

Christa said...

CarolinaGirl586@aol.com
I posted it on FB...and my goodness I hope I win, if not I know what I want for my birthday!!

The Hatch Family said...

This would be so lovely to win, but I just love your website! Thanks so much for putting so much work and love into it, its blessing all of us:) Erin Hatch
ethanmom07@gmail.com

Kalli said...
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legendswife said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks. I love spreadin' the Word:)

Cheshercatmm said...

It is so beautiful. Posted a link on Facebook. My e-mail addy is cheshercatmm@gmail.com.

Chelsea said...

Fingers crossed for this one! email is: chels.adams@gmail.com

DeEllen said...

This is beautiful! I shared this link on facebook with all of my friends. My e-mail is dstowell6@yahoo.com .

The Jongejans said...

I shared it on facebook - its beautiful!

bekka said...

Wow! It is amazing. i am always on the look out for interesting ways to share what I believe and thisis perfect!
I sent a link to my sisters. Now I wait with fingers crossed.

Kalli said...

I apologize I put in a comment a little bit ago but didn't put in my email - kjcollins2@hotmail.com

tara said...

Awesome--I shared on facebook. E-mail: ttfgrover@hotmail.com thanks,tara

Sara said...

I would love to win this! I have emailed everyone and shared it on facebook!
sarajhankins@gmail.com

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Emily said...

I shared on facebook! emily@frogley.name

Also, today is my birthday... seriously. The most annoying thing about having a birthday today is that no one believes me... ever.

Natalie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I've told all my family about it and emailed them. Wonderful! brownbearoriginal@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

I have shared this on my facebook page! It is such a beautiful gift! ralphie8@comcast.net

Amanda said...

I shared this on facebook because I think it is so beautiful! Thanak you for such a generous giveaway. My email is mommeoh@hotmail.com

hotswissbabe said...

those are amazing! Thank you for sharing (and I returned the favor and shared both your site and the proclamation)--I definitely want one of those in my home.

The Alchemist said...

I've emailed it to my husband, and he loves these. What talent. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer N. (jennebeker @ gmail . com)

Staci :) said...

I shared mine on fb (got it from hotswissbabe doing the same thing ;) ). Thanks for the generous opportunity! Looking forward to perusing your site a little more for ideas for my kids for summer :) my email addy is 5yearsfromnow@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Shared it on FB! Love the idea and what a great April NO fooling day! mkjohn72@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I love it! sbanzcm@yahoo.com

Crysty said...

crystycovino at gmail dot com

MoMmY k:-) said...

I shared it with my sisters. That is amazing! I love it! I'm going to check out that website! mrslaurakingsley@gmail.com

Jeanne_2008 said...

I shared with my friends!
Garrett_JeanneChris@ahoo.com

Heidi said...

Got this info from Crysty above! azluek at cox dot net. Awesome blog btw!

Courtney said...
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Courtney said...

I told my sisters! This is a beautiful giveaway! My contact is courtew (at) gmail.com

Jamie said...

Shared on FB
pjohn1792@msn.com

Contact Info said...

I definitely am going to blog about this give away. Thanks for the opportunity!

Luke and Katie said...

Shared this with a great friend who homeschools her boys! Thanks! Katie kbug428 at yahoo dot com

Jen said...

I shared it with friends through email. Thanks! jnjgoose@yahoo.com

It's Me said...

Love your new site. The art work, gorgeous!
pdgiles@sixgiles.com

Emily Joy said...

This is so beautiful. My blog is: http://emily-emilyjoy.blogspot.com/. I just posted! My email is emjyhss@gmail.com.

Jenny said...

So beautiful. Shared on facebook. mswmom at gmail dot com

Danielle said...

These are gorgeous! What a wonderful opportunity! I am loving your blog!

eric_danielle at netzero.com

Amy said...

How cool! I would love to win this. I shared the link on my blog.

Jennie said...

What an incredible giveaway! jwennergren@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have sent an email to several of my friends and plan on adding something on my Facebook when my son can help me find where to put it. This is such a beautiful offer. Please send a thank you to Tiana and Jake. They are so wonderful an offer!
Sincerely,
Edwina Moody
Familytreeclimber@Yahoo.com

Angelena said...

They are amazing. Angelena
Email: cuddlebug88@hotmail.com

elspeth said...

What a beautiful way to share your amazing talent. The carvings are wonderful. I've been emailing my friends and family about this wonderful website. Hope I win:)

Susana Maria said...

How beautiful! I hope I win :) I shared this with a couple of friends through email.

Lorena said...

I emailed my homeschooling friend about your site. One of my friends (who doesn't homeschool) sent it to me, and I'm so glad that she did! I love reading the posts every day! Thank you so much for all of your work.

Mechel Wall said...

Thank you for putting this site together. I shared it with a friend and had a suggestion for an "added value" for the site.

So many of us share book reviews and I have been percolating this idea for several years - a new system for book rating similar to movie ratings with reviews, warnings, heads up etc for interested readers. There would be an "app" opportunity here too so people can check reviews while they are shopping for a book. Would this be of interest for you? I have a rating system outlined and a basic outline of how to structure it all.

Suzuki Mom said...

Wow, it looks great!

I posted about it on my blog - so here it is...

http://maplehillacademy.blogspot.com/2010/04/great-giveaway.html

We7 said...

I shared your site and the offer with a friend via FB. Thanks for this lovely offer.

--Deanne
aktanner@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

jenn_818@yahoo.com. Beautiful. I shared on FB.

Nikki said...

This is amazing. I would love to have one of these in my home. I shared this on my blog.

niknik5622@yahoo.com

Luscher Family said...

Wow that is amazing. Such Talent. I have posted your link on my blog and would love to be entered in the draw for this beautiful artwork. Crossing my fingers and toes, and legs and arms.

Elaine

leardonsbelle said...

That is gorgeous! I have never seen anything like it. I sent this link to my sister and a good friend who home schools.
Thanks for the giveaway!
leardonsbelle@gmail.com

Googs said...

Absolutely beautiful! Please enter me.

Ginger
gugelmans@gmail.com

Cory and Becca said...

Wow! What a gorgeous give-away!!! I am new to your site. I have a 18 month old & I am interested in homeschooling him. I hope to win!!
corybeccafamily@gmail.com

Tammie said...

I'm so excited that I found this site! I told my sister about it. Tammie - taimetoo@hotmail.com

Laurie said...

What a great talent to have! I shared on Twitter.

Anonymous said...

Phoned my friends! They are going to take a look! karen

k_annev@yahoo.com

Googs said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the stonewash finish. I will definitely tell everyone I know about LDS Home Decor. Ginger

Samurai Mom said...

Shared it on facebook. I could really use this for my many empty walls in my new place!

The Nielsen Clan said...

This is so awesome! I shared it on facebook! :)
SpicyYetSweet@gmail.com

The Cochran Zoo said...

I shared on Facebook and Twitter! What a BEAUTIFUL piece of work. If I do not win this, I will definitely add it to my wish list...

Arya said...

I shared this give-a-way on my blog & posted a feed about it on my facebook via networkblogs.

What a great give-a-way!

The Boring Family said...

I've shared this great find (both the website and the giveaway) with a friend via email. I know we will both really love it! boringfamily @ Q . com.

Megan said...

This is absolutely amazing! And so awesome of them to donate this. I really hope I win! I posted it on my blog.

mroberson325@gmail.com

Andrea said...

Awesome giveaway! This is my first visit to your blog, and I love it. I posted this giveaway on Facebook.

teachmetowalk@hotmail.com

Clairissa said...

Ooooo how beautiful are those! A friend showed me your site a while back and I've loved it ever since. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful resource! I shared with a bunch of friends via email. claircooper(at)yahoo.com

Kensie said...

I shared on FB! kensie.malmfeldt@gmail.com

Kensie

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Tammy said...

I think my comment didn't go through, lol.

I wanted to say how lovely this is and that I'd love to be entered in the drawing. I shared your giveaway and site with a friend. :)

Tammy at thesherfamily@yahoo.com

Sashafras said...

Beautiful! I shared with a few of my friends!
sashafras @ yahoo .com (omit spaces)

toocoolisoms said...

These are gorgeous! I definitely shared it with friends! :-)

toocoolisom{at}gmail{dot}com

Erika said...

Toocoolisom (i.e. Janelle :)) shared it with me and I will share it with others. Thank you for the chance to win. It's beautiful.

evlundquist@gmail.com

Paula said...

This is beautiful! I posted on facebook.
paulamharper (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ryan and Brandy said...

I just discovered your blog last month and have been sharing it with everyone. I love the thoughtful and inspiring blogs. Even though we have not started homeschooling yet, each new post helps me to be confident in what I am getting ready to do.
ryanlarsen@aol.com

Fireball and Thrillhouse said...

So excited my friend shared your blog with me. I've been homeschooling for two years now. I am sharing this give-a-way on my blog thefamilydispatch.com

Sonja said...

What a beautiful piece! I have emailed some friends about it. waltandsonja@netscape.net

Panamenos said...

What a beautiful carving. A friend shared this site and giveaway with me and I shared it on my blog. Thank you! I can't wait to read more of your site.

panamenos@hotmail.com
www.panamenos.blogspot.com

Heather said...

This is beautiful. Thanks Sonja for sharing it with me. I have definitely shared it with my friends.

heatherbankhead@waterfordschool.org

Anonymous said...

I did it! :) ryleejaynn@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Posted on Facebook. richlyblessed@tds.net

Jessica said...

How beautiful!

Kris said...

What a gorgeous creation! Thanks for the chance to win!

Shaie said...

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway - I really hope we win! It's so beautiful! I shared this on FB.

Thanks, Shaie
shyshaie@gmail.com

smiliesar said...

Love this! It's perfect for a focal point for any family.

sarahlewis97030@yahoo.com

Lacey said...

As with others I Facebooked it! I love it and am going to check out the other products they offer. Thanks! debuck5@msn.com

Sally said...

I just found your site, love your article about the UN and parental rights, something to think about. I blogged about your giveaway on my blog, so I shared with my friends. I would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

Geri said...

Great site...and thanks to my niece Sally(above) i got to see it!
Would LOVE one of these in my home!
grammabeaner@gmail.com
Thanks for the opp!

Kiley said...

Just found this site becasue I am thinking about homeschooling my children. I am both scared and excited at the same time! I blogged about the giveaway and would LOVE to win!!!