Monday, November 22, 2010

And the winner is...

Thank you for entering the "Get Your Adventure On" giveaway. I put all of your entries into one of those online random selectors, and that selected this winner:
Congratulations! (And if I may say so, you have a wonderful name! name is also Jessica!)

Of course, in a way, everyone is a winner because I just opened A Project in Progress Shop! (The link is also to the left.) Everyone can now purchase recycled handmade cards and the profits will go to help various good causes! Some of the cards have pictures, and others just have descriptions, but you can order any of them. (I will try to post pictures of all the cards as soon as possible, but I had to order a new camera charger, and my scanner isn't very good at scanning the cards, so it will probably take at least a week until I receive my new camera cord. So stay tuned!)

Jessica, please select three cards from my new online store and then e-mail lightbulbmag(at) with your selections and your address.

(P.S.- Want to enter another giveaway? Hurry on over to Practically Pink's potholder giveaway. But do so quickly, because it ends tonight!)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Like My New Layout?

Thanks to Chicken Scratch Designs, I now have this great new layout! Thanks, Amanda!

A few more short announcements....

-Have you seen the video I made for "Bookbyte's Textbook Way to Save" contest?

Enjoy, and if you like it, please please PLEASE vote for it! Thanks!

-My "Get Your Adventure On" Giveaway will end this Saturday! If you haven't entered yet, now's your chance to win some stationery! (I'll be making more this weekend so that there will be a larger selection of prizes. I may even open up a stationery shop as part of this blog! Would you be interested in that?)

-Finally, thank you for your readership! I truly appreciate it!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Get Your Adventure On! (Giveaway)

I'm a writer for the Oregon Adventurist. I love to write for this publication because not only is it fun to write for, but it means I get to go on an adventure in order to write each article! Here are a few adventures I've gone on in the past few months. Click on each sentence to be taken to an article.

-I went to a locally-owned coffee shop with a fun atmosphere in a historic town.

-I visited a ghost town!

-I had a swimming/hiking party with my friends at a beautiful park.

-I walked through a historic cemetary out in the middle of nowhere!

Now for the giveaway: I am giving away handmade stationery! (Visit here to get an idea of what I offer, although that site hasn't been updated recently!) Below are the ways you can enter. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1. "Follow/Subscribe" A Project in Progress.
2. Subscribe for FREE to Oregon Adventurist by going here. When asked "How'd you find us?", write "Jessica L."
3. Post a comment or a link to your blog post about an adventure that you've taken recently.
4. Write a post on your blog about this contest, making sure to link back to this post.

Contest ends 11:59 pm PST November 20th.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mail a Masterpiece!

So maybe you don't run a camp, but you can still learn a lot from my most recent article in Camp Business! If you like to send cards and gifts to distant relatives and faraway friends for Christmas (or for any other reason for that matter), this article is for you! In this article, you'll find creative activities such as sending a flip-flop postcard, recycling your old greeting cards, decorating classy envelopes, and mailing a message in a bottle! If you like this article, please share it with your friends! If you happen to work for a camp, consider getting a FREE subscription to this wonderful magazine!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Get Your Year-End Donations Done Early!

Now is a great time to spread some Christmas cheer. Yes, I KNOW that November has just begun, but think of what a difference you can make between now and Christmas!

I would like to know what you do to spread Christmas cheer. Just comment below, and I may feature your comment in a future post! Need some ideas for what to do? Read my article here, courtesy of Seattle P-I, for some inspiration of easy projects that you or your family can do!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Photography Contest!

I just found out about a cool contest from this blog! I can enter up to three pictures, and while I had a really hard time choosing just three, the ones that I did choose really display the beauty that the Lord has allowed me to see. So here they are; unedited, unfiltered, all awesome!
The above one was taken in the Mexican farmlands, about five weeks ago while on a mission trip to an orphanage for the handicapped placed in this gorgeous desert valley.
This was taken in July, when I was able to ride a hot air balloon for the very first time! My region was having a balloon rally, so it was really cool to see so many balloons fill the sky.
This last one was taken while on a hike at a local historic trail. (It's on a hill, that's why some of the trees are growing sideways!)

Thanks for taking a look at my pictures! I'd love to hear your comments!