Reader Appreciation Giveaway: Warm & Cozy Mugs!

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Hey everyone!

I appreciate you so much! Thank you for being a part of this community!

It is a privilege to link arms with you as we pursue a simpler life together, SO THAT we may be freed to run the race God has marked out for us, with our gaze set on heaven (rather than on the empty and fleeting things the world has to offer).

As we round out the last few weeks of 2016, I want to say thank you to you!

For each of the next three weeks, I will be hosting fun giveaways right here on the blog. The purpose of these giveaways is not to gain more followers or promote anything at all, but just to get to know you better and bless you!

Each week I’ll be giving away something different. These things will represent something that I love, and will tie in with the heart behind the blog. All you need to do to enter is answer a fun discussion question in the comments section!

This week I’m giving away 10 “Warm & Cozy” Mugs to 10 different winners!

I usually enjoy warm drinks while spending cozy time with God or cultivating meaningful relationships with the people in my life.

To me, mugs represent slowing down and savoring life’s good things. They symbolize the kind of stillness before God that refreshes and deepens us, and the kind of quiet that allows a friend to get to the heart-level of the story. 

So, I’d like to give you a “Warm & Cozy” mug to remind you to slow down and live in a deeper place with God this Winter. Because I think reminders make a difference.

To enter, tell me in the comments section, what is your favorite thing about Winter? Then, use the Rafflecopter app to confirm your entry.

Mine is that cozy feeling that comes with this season of the year. 🙂

* NOTE: this particular giveaway is only open to those living within the United States. Giveaway closes at 11:59pm EST on Friday, December 16th. Winners will be chosen randomly. 
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96 Comments on Reader Appreciation Giveaway: Warm & Cozy Mugs!

  1. Jackie York
    December 18, 2016 at 1:51 PM (10 months ago)

    I won! I’m so excited! Thank you so much for this blog. You are such an encourager, and I look forward to each writing. Blessings to you, and Merry Christmas!

  2. Kristina T
    December 16, 2016 at 11:34 PM (10 months ago)

    I love the chill which cause me to have some hot chocolate and to receive snuggling with my kids. I love sitting down and enjoying our time together (because we are inside together more often). I also like that I get a break from shaving.

  3. Elizabeth vann
    December 16, 2016 at 4:39 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is the family traditions. I love making memories with my girls that they will remember for years to come!

  4. Jennifer Kennedy
    December 16, 2016 at 2:47 PM (10 months ago)

    my favorite thig about winter is being able to put on my warmest jammies, turn on the fire place, with nice hot cup of cocoa and cuddle up with my beautiful daughters while we watch their favorite Christmas movies!

  5. Carolyn
    December 16, 2016 at 11:53 AM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is the sweaters and warm boots…love them!

  6. Sabiana
    December 16, 2016 at 8:14 AM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter or any season is my husband. Wether the weather is cold or wether the weather is warm, we weather it together…. and that makes me warm and cozy. (:

  7. Laura Hathaway
    December 15, 2016 at 5:40 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is the coziness of sweaters and drinking something warm like coffee or tea.

  8. Laura @ Life is Beautiful
    December 15, 2016 at 5:24 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is that everything is just cozy and home-y…like sipping a warm drink while reading a book…or making a pot of soup and batch of muffins for dinner…or movie nights under blankets.
    Laura recently posted…Tuesday Talk #60: A Case of the CoziesMy Profile

  9. Brittany Russell
    December 15, 2016 at 3:38 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is when everyone has a snowday. This was especially great when both me and my husband worked at school. Now, I stay home, but since he works at church he gets to at least go in a little later. If snow is coming, we go grab cinnamon rolls, eggs, etc. at the store and have a big breakfast meal together the next morning.

  10. Lillace Christianson
    December 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is the wonderful kindness that comes out in people as Christmas approaches!

  11. Connie Tillman
    December 15, 2016 at 1:08 PM (10 months ago)

    I love hoodies and staying warm

  12. Kim
    December 15, 2016 at 12:26 PM (10 months ago)

    I like finally being able to slow down. To relax, sit and watch a movie, snuggle with the kiddo, and read a book. I love summers, but theres so much more to do and am always on the move. With the cold, I now have an excuse to not be doing anything!

  13. JoAnna
    December 15, 2016 at 11:50 AM (10 months ago)

    In winter, I love to curl up with a blanket and good book, and also work on a small knitting project. Also love to have coffee or mint hot chocolate!

  14. Carly Williams
    December 15, 2016 at 11:39 AM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing is cozy sweaters!

  15. Sheri
    December 15, 2016 at 11:33 AM (10 months ago)

    White snow, falling silently, everything standing still while the snow falls in slow motion. Makes life seem to pause for a moment. 🙂

  16. Sharniie
    December 15, 2016 at 10:04 AM (10 months ago)

    Curling up with a good book, a fire and tea☺️

  17. Raquel
    December 15, 2016 at 9:31 AM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is the beauty that can be seen in the cold and ice. I’m all about sunshine and birds singing but there is something magical about a cold sunny day when the light sparkles and bounces off the ice coated trees and grass.

  18. Jen N
    December 15, 2016 at 8:51 AM (10 months ago)

    Trees covered in white, the air so crisp and awakening, the clear night skies, warm and cozy family time inside.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Cheryl Smith
    December 15, 2016 at 8:35 AM (10 months ago)

    Flannel sheets and snuggling into a pile of blankets. Especially when they’re fresh out of the dryer! And I think I entered a blank comment by mistake before I saw the email option. Sorry! Pre-caffeine!

  20. Emily
    December 15, 2016 at 7:57 AM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is curling up under a warm blanket and reading while watching the snow fall. I also love my young girls getting excited over snow.

  21. Kylee Feagan
    December 15, 2016 at 6:56 AM (10 months ago)

    I love the coziness being inside, not being hot when outside, and the holiday feeling.

  22. Roxanne
    December 15, 2016 at 5:46 AM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is the excuse to cozy up inside with coffee, desserts a fire and watch movies with my husband and kids!

  23. Sandra
    December 15, 2016 at 5:39 AM (10 months ago)

    I love the Holidays! And the beauty of the snow. I love having a warm house to be in while it’s cold out!!

  24. Melissa Rentz
    December 15, 2016 at 5:17 AM (10 months ago)

    I love watching my kids in the snow. And cold winter nights when we do family game nights.

  25. Heather S
    December 15, 2016 at 1:00 AM (10 months ago)

    I love all the snow!

  26. Keren
    December 15, 2016 at 12:42 AM (10 months ago)

    Christmas is my favorite thing about Winter…I love everything about it!! And…seeing the wonder and excitement in my 3-year old granddaughter…priceless ❤️.

  27. Christina
    December 15, 2016 at 12:42 AM (10 months ago)

    I love the days that the fog clears around 2pm and rolls back in around 3:30. These are the afternoons for curling up under a blanket with popcorn, watching Christmas movies with my kids. In California’s Central Valley, this is our “white Christmas”!

  28. linda
    December 15, 2016 at 12:35 AM (10 months ago)

    i love the snow

  29. Heather M.
    December 15, 2016 at 12:16 AM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is looking forward to Christmas, and celebrating Jesus. I love baking cookies, warm soups, chai tea, decorating my home for Christmas and making it feel warm and cozy, spending time with family and friends, finding some snow to play in with my little guy,, and gazing at my sparkling tree with a hot cup of tea at the end of a day. 🙂 I loved reading your thoughts on a mug…it’s something so simple, but it is so true that it is something that allows you to slow down and savor the moment.

  30. Debbie M
    December 14, 2016 at 11:46 PM (10 months ago)

    I love the snow falling down and it is beginning to look like Christmas! I love Christmas! When we celebrate Jesus birthday!

  31. Laura S
    December 14, 2016 at 11:31 PM (10 months ago)

    I love the Christmas music!!!!

  32. Grace
    December 14, 2016 at 10:48 PM (10 months ago)

    I like being able to snuggle under a warm fuzzy blanket with a cup of tea and a good book.

  33. Vida
    December 14, 2016 at 10:20 PM (10 months ago)

    I love snow! 🙂 I also love snuggling up by the wood stove, eating warm soup or chili, sipping hot tea, wearing fuzzy socks….:-) Winter is indeed a cozy time of year!

  34. Stacy
    December 14, 2016 at 10:11 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is getting to play outside with my 4 year old little guy, then coming inside to enjoy hot cocoa!

  35. Tanya
    December 14, 2016 at 9:53 PM (10 months ago)

    I’m not crazy about the cold but love the snow. It allows our family a chance to slow down, take a few day trips together, the holidays where friends and family gather.

  36. Stacey
    December 14, 2016 at 9:46 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite part of winter is family closeness. With the colder weather, we’re inside spending more time together crafting, baking, and reading.

  37. Renee
    December 14, 2016 at 9:14 PM (10 months ago)

    Snuggling up with my little ones and making extra time for children’s books. The quiet joy the Christmas brings. And the music!

  38. Jennifer Montaleone
    December 14, 2016 at 8:55 PM (10 months ago)

    I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to cold weather, so I suppose that’s why my favorite things about Winter are sweaters, fires, hot coffee and snuggling under warm blankets with my kids and husband. Oh, and NO bugs – that’s another favorite! 😀

  39. Neva
    December 14, 2016 at 8:31 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is the snow, it makes everything so bright and pretty!

  40. Beth H
    December 14, 2016 at 8:06 PM (10 months ago)

    Not being hot like in summer!

  41. Angel
    December 14, 2016 at 7:57 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite part of winter is hot chocolate, soft blankets, cozy fires, and cuddling with my babies.

  42. Kathleen
    December 14, 2016 at 7:54 PM (10 months ago)

    Oh, the sliding, and skating and skiing, and hot cocoa, and the cozy by the wood stove feeling, the beauty of it!!!! Winter in New England is amazing, (and Long), but still amazing in many ways!!!! Oh, how I enjoy the change of Seasons! 🙂

  43. Kristin
    December 14, 2016 at 7:47 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is hot cocoa!!! Or coffee!! Or maybe apple cider. Lol!!

  44. Jamie Antle
    December 14, 2016 at 7:35 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is how much more kinder and caring people seem to be towards each other. It’s nice to see others being helpful and empathetic towards random strangers.

  45. Emily
    December 14, 2016 at 7:32 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is cuddling up in blankets and watching snow fall outside the windows!

  46. Tiffany Childress
    December 14, 2016 at 7:10 PM (10 months ago)

    Call me crazy… but I LOVE the snow and cold fresh air! I’m from Buffalo but now live farther south where real snow is a rarity! I miss it but have already enjoyed seeing my kids go crazy outside when the first flurry hit!

  47. Catherine Ryner
    December 14, 2016 at 7:07 PM (10 months ago)

    I love the snow, sitting by a fire, wrapping up in a warm & cozy blanket with a cup of coffee. I love the staying home more which gives us more time to play family games!

  48. Sarah Milheim
    December 14, 2016 at 7:07 PM (10 months ago)

    I love cuddling on the couch with my husband and children, watching a great Disney movie, and eating popcorn / drinking hot cocoa during a snow storm.

  49. Amber
    December 14, 2016 at 6:53 PM (10 months ago)

    What I love most about winter is the warm clothes and hats and SCARVES. I moved from a normal season city to a “warm 9 months of the year” city so i always look forward to wearing my scarves again.

  50. Christy
    December 14, 2016 at 6:45 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is time with family around a campfire.

  51. Kayla Mize
    December 14, 2016 at 6:43 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is snuggling on the couch by the fire with my husband and kids 🙂 Love your blog!

  52. Alicia
    December 14, 2016 at 6:42 PM (10 months ago)

    I love how beautiful it is after it snows and the trees look like they’re covered in powdered sugar.

  53. Melissa Q
    December 14, 2016 at 6:38 PM (10 months ago)

    I am enjoying one of my favorite things about winter right now…. sitting in the recliner in our living room, under a warm and cozy blanket, with a view of the Christmas tree and snow outside the window beyond… it’s so relaxing

    December 14, 2016 at 6:34 PM (10 months ago)

    Christmas of course! Oh, and my birthday Dec 23rd! Woot woot!

  55. crystal mccord
    December 14, 2016 at 6:33 PM (10 months ago)

    I actually like the cold weather.

  56. Kristen Oestreich
    December 14, 2016 at 6:12 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is the excuse to cozy up inside with hot chocolate and watch movies with my husband and kids!

  57. Kaylin Zimmerman
    December 14, 2016 at 6:09 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing is seeing the excitement in my boys faces when there is new snow on the ground. They love seeing it, and the thought of going out to play brings such joy to their faces. 🙂

  58. Sara
    December 14, 2016 at 6:08 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite things about winter are snow and that this is a time of resting and renewal, spending some good quality time snuggling with the kids and hubby, after an epic snow fort build and snowball fight, while sipping hot cocoa by the fire

  59. Amanda
    December 14, 2016 at 5:59 PM (10 months ago)


  60. Eliza
    December 14, 2016 at 5:54 PM (10 months ago)

    Here in Australia, winter seems very far away right now! But my favourite things about winter-y cold weather are curling up in front of the fire with a mug of my favourite tea, an awesome book and a pair of sheepskin ‘ugg’ boots – with nothing on my to-do list and the companionship of my family also near the fire.

  61. Nurah smith
    December 14, 2016 at 5:51 PM (10 months ago)

    The anticipation of our first snow so the hubby and I can watch our children play in it.

  62. Elizabeth Lynn
    December 14, 2016 at 5:51 PM (10 months ago)

    Time to knit, read and relax. To me it is a cozy time. Most of my knitting goes to others and having the time to do this is precious.

  63. C. Webb
    December 14, 2016 at 5:46 PM (10 months ago)

    I like the slower pace of winter (that doesn’t come until after Christmas).

  64. Stacy
    December 14, 2016 at 5:43 PM (10 months ago)

    We love winter because my hubby and I get to snuggle by a nice warm fire & sip hot chocolate or coffee & share with each other about our day!

  65. Christy Stone
    December 14, 2016 at 5:43 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is that the entire family spends more time together simply because we are home more. My kids come home from college and we just watch movies, play games and read together. It really is the most wonderful time of the year for me!

  66. Stephanie
    December 14, 2016 at 5:37 PM (10 months ago)

    Winter means cozy evenings spent in front of the fire, tea on the table, and crochet hook in my hand!

  67. Linda P.
    December 14, 2016 at 5:36 PM (10 months ago)

    Winter is that God-given opportunity after the heat and work of the summer for me to rest quietly before the fire and listen to a symphony while watching the flames.

  68. elisabeth
    December 14, 2016 at 5:33 PM (10 months ago)

    Coffee or hot chocolate, warm blankets and books! 🙂

  69. sara
    December 14, 2016 at 5:29 PM (10 months ago)

    I LOVE, LOVE,LOVE drinking tea! My favorite thing about winter is how beautiful things get with a freshly fallen snow and though I enjoy outside winter activities like sledding and cross country skiing, I love that winter is a time to be drawn indoors. I like getting cozy and listening to audio books while crafting with the kids or watching movies. I also love that snowy conditions make the world slow down.

  70. Chrysti
    December 14, 2016 at 5:27 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite part of winter is Christmas! After Christmas, I’m ready for spring! 🙂

  71. Lou Ann Myers
    December 14, 2016 at 5:26 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite part of this season is our Christmas Eve service and this year celebrating on a Sunday. Family, friends and church family.

    • Katie
      December 16, 2016 at 9:02 PM (10 months ago)

      We miss our Christmas Eve service at least every other year to be with extended family, which is unfortunate, but good overall. However, the years I get to go to the service, I truly love it! It’s a unique and meaningful opportunity for worship!
      Katie recently posted…Showing Christ in the Way We Give Gifts this ChristmasMy Profile

  72. Rebecca
    December 14, 2016 at 5:25 PM (10 months ago)

    I live in Florida and my amazing in laws live down the street during the winter. I absolutely love watching my kids spend time over the winter with their grandparents.

  73. Fanny
    December 14, 2016 at 5:25 PM (10 months ago)

    I live in Florida so we don’t always get cold weather, but when it is cold and I can start a fire in our fireplace, it’s my favorite!

  74. Jenna
    December 14, 2016 at 5:18 PM (10 months ago)

    My favorite thing about winter is spending time with family and close friends that I have not seen all year long. I also enjoy the tasty meals and warm apple pie.


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