The Winner Is…

April 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm (Announcements) (, , )

…Ana Marie

3. I did here:

How cool is that?  Ana Marie, can you send us your ring size and mailing address?  🙂  Congratulations!

(Sorry for the delay!  Sometimes the things that ought to happen outnumber the things that are happening…)

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Purity Ring Giveaway

March 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm (Announcements, Purity) (, , , )

Well, we’ve wound up the posts…and now we’ve got one last thing for you…

Cornerstone Jewelry has generously donated a purity ring for one of our readers!  Cornerstone has lots of lovely rings with great messages–we recommend checking them out.  In fact, a ring might make a perfect gift or a great reminder of your commitment to purity.  The one they’ve donated for the giveaway is sterling silver and comes in whole sizes 5-9 and looks like this:

Cute, huh?

We’ll be holding a public auction…excuse me…giveaway starting now and ending April 9th at midnight.  And remember, purity is for married women, too, so anyone can enter!

Here’s how you can enter:

1.  Share with us a scripture that has encouraged or convicted you in your purity journey.

2.  Share your thoughts or purity testimony on the post “It’s Your Turn!”

3.  Share a link to the purity month posts on your blog, facebook or twitter.

4.  Subscribe to the Pearls and Diamonds blog by e-mail or in a reader of your choice (see the options in the right sidebar?)

5.  Come visit Lauren and me and help us with our housework.  Oh!  Wait, that’s shamelessly self-serving…never mind.

Giveaway ends April 9th at midnight.  Be sure to leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

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The Results Are In

July 2, 2009 at 11:59 am (Announcements) (, , , , , )

With the help of a random number generator, we picked a winner for the Pearls and Diamonds bookmark giveaway.

The winner is Miss S!

Dash us off an e-mail with your address, Miss S. and we’ll send that bookmark your way!



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Happy Birthday to Us!

June 16, 2009 at 6:19 am (Announcements) (, , , , , )

A year ago today we published our opening post–The Birth of Blog–and launched the Pearls and Diamonds site. Since that time we’ve bounced up and down on our ability to get posts up, but we’ve always been blessed by the feedback and by the outlet for thinking and learning. 🙂

In honor of the event, we’re giving away a handcrafted Pearls and Diamonds bookmark–featuring a crown decorated with pearls and diamonds (as per our goal of being jewels in the crown of the King of Kings). Enter by leaving a comment and letting us know what your favorite article/post  has been. For an extra entry, announce the giveaway on your blog or social networking site and let us know. We’ll bring the giveaway to a close July 1st and pick a random winner.

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It’s cuter than it looks in the picture. (Thanks to Josiah, Abigail’s brother, for making it!)



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We Have a Winner…

February 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm (Announcements) (, , , , )

Poor Lydia was displaced for a slightly more random drawing from  And the winner of “Emotional Purity:  An Affair of the Heart” is Carley!  Fancy that!  Happy birthday to you, Miss Carley!  Looks like you won’t have to go buy your own copy, after all!  Now, as soon as you’re finished, we expect a full report on how well you liked it…:D  Just kidding, though we’d love to hear back from you.   Thanks, ladies for entering!  We wish we could give everyone a copy–it’s an excellent book!



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Did you miss us?

February 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm (Announcements) (, , , , , , , , )

We decided to let the last couple of posts sit and simmer…wanted to be sure everyone got a chance to read the men’s excellent feedback on “Respect.”  If you haven’t read it yet, we highly recommend taking the time to look over their thoughts and give them some consideration!

And the giveaway is about to wrap up.  Today is your last chance to enter to win “Emotional Purity:  An Affair of the Heart” by Heather Paulsen.  It certainly has brought a few lovely ladies out of the woodwork.  We’ll announce a winner tomorrow (Lord willing) and get back into the swing of posting.

We’d still love to have more additions to the “Jesus Tales” page–testimonies of the Lord’s grace in the lives of ladies!  We’ll try to get ours up soon!

Also, we’re still both grinding away at several writing projects, but we’d love to know:  is there anything in particular you’d like to see us write about?  Anything  you’d like to see added here?   Any issues you have or discussions you’d like to raise?  We value feedback–both the positive and the constructive criticism!  Anything that will encourage us to grow and learn even as we seek to share what we’re learning!

It’s been rather a refreshing break for us!  🙂  Lots of home projects are constantly calling our names!


See?  Like that.  So it’s off to the next thing with the Lord’s reminder to do everything in His name.



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You could be the proud, new owner…

February 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm (Announcements) (, , , , , , )

Of your very own copy of “Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart” by Heather Paulsen.

We’re finally hosting another giveaway! And what can you expect? It’s a book! Fancy that. And a great one.

Check out our review of it, just a few posts back and then leave us a comment on this post to enter! If you’d like a second entry, announce this giveaway on your own blog or website and leave a second comment with a link to your announcement. Entries close February 23, 2009 and we’ll draw a random winner ASAP.  Who knows?  Perhaps this will draw some of the lurkers out of the woodwork.




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Our Very First Giveaway!

October 31, 2008 at 1:15 pm (Announcements) (, , , , )

If you’re like us, you like free stuff–especially books!

And if you’re like us, you’ll love a chance to win one of our favorites:  The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn. Check out our review of the book and then leave us a comment (on this post) to get your name entered in a drawing for this excellent book!  In fact, if you mention this giveaway on your personal site and let us know, we’ll enter your name twice.  The deadline for entry into the drawing is November 14, 2008–at midnight.  Not that we’ll be up then counting.  😉

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Homeschool Blog awards, and a makeover…for blogs!

October 23, 2008 at 5:28 am (Announcements) (, , , , , )

For those of you who are homeschooled, have been homeschooled, will homeschool or simply know some awesome homeschooling bloggers, the contest is open!  Visit the Homeschool Blog Awards to nominate your favorite blogs!

And that’s not all, folks.  Designer G is giving away a free blog makeover.  Check it out here!

We’re still moving slowly…Abigail’s computer is still in the shop but will hopefully be done soon and Lauren’s been super busy…well, being a wife and homemaker.  But we’re at work on some articles we hope to have finished and posted soon!  And keep your eyes peeled for our very first giveaway…any day now.

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