Reader Appreciation Giveaway: Warm & Cozy Mugs!

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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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  1. Jackie York says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  6. Sabiana says:

    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 says:

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

  8. 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.

  9. Brittany Russell says:

    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 says:

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

  11. Connie Tillman says:

    I love hoodies and staying warm

  12. Kim says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    My favorite thing is cozy sweaters!

  15. Sheri says:

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

  16. I love cuddling up under a fuzzy blanket with my coffee and a good book, especially now with the glow of the Christmas lights!

  17. Sharniie says:

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

  18. Raquel says:

    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.

  19. Jen N says:

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

  20. Cheryl Smith says:

    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!

  21. Emily says:

    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.

  22. Kylee Feagan says:

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

  23. Roxanne says:

    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!

  24. Sandra says:

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

  25. Melissa Rentz says:

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

  26. Heather S says:

    I love all the snow!

  27. Keren says:

    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 ❤️.

  28. Christina says:

    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”!

  29. linda says:

    i love the snow

  30. Heather M. says:

    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.

  31. Debbie M says:

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

  32. Laura S says:

    I love the Christmas music!!!!

  33. Grace says:

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

  34. Vida says:

    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!

  35. Stacy says:

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

  36. Tanya says:

    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.

  37. Stacey says:

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

  38. Renee says:

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

  39. Jennifer Montaleone says:

    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! 😀

  40. Neva says:

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

  41. Beth H says:

    Not being hot like in summer!

  42. Angel says:

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

  43. Kathleen says:

    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! 🙂

  44. Kristin says:

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

  45. Jamie Antle says:

    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.

  46. Emily says:

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

  47. Tiffany Childress says:

    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!

  48. Catherine Ryner says:

    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!

  49. Sarah Milheim says:

    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.

  50. Amber says:

    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.

  51. Christy says:

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

  52. Kayla Mize says:

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

  53. Alicia says:

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

  54. Melissa Q says:

    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

  55. AKEELAH BREW says:

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

  56. crystal mccord says:

    I actually like the cold weather.

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

  58. 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. 🙂

  59. Sara says:

    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

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  61. Eliza says:

    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.

    • Katie says:

      It is so amazing to think we are in opposite seasons at this very moment. God is so big! That sounds lovely thought. Enjoy your summer!

  62. Nurah smith says:

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

  63. Elizabeth Lynn says:

    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.

  64. C. Webb says:

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

  65. Stacy says:

    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!

  66. Christy Stone says:

    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!

  67. Stephanie says:

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

  68. Linda P. says:

    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.

  69. elisabeth says:

    Coffee or hot chocolate, warm blankets and books! 🙂

  70. sara says:

    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.

  71. Chrysti says:

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

  72. Lou Ann Myers says:

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

    • Katie says:

      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!

  73. Rebecca says:

    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.

  74. Fanny says:

    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!

  75. Jenna says:

    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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