Posted in Books, Give-aways, Writing

I’ve made it this far – 300th

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Hello! And thanks for stopping by to read this 300th post! I know, seems kind of crazy.
I have been pondering for a while how to properly “celebrate” this milestone in my blogging journey. After much thought, desire, and help/support from my Mum, we have decided to hold this blog’s first self-held giveaway! I’m pretty excited! I know I have hosted a couple other giveaways, but never before have I been the one to “create” one, if that makes sense.  Before I reveal more on that note, here is a statistic. ;)


I am trying to get better at this and pass books on...working on it at least...

I decided to  share how many book reviews you have endured over the years. As far as I can figure, it’s only been approximately 43 book reviews! And then maybe a handful of product reviews, too. :) Thankfully, I have read more books than I have reviewed…that would be terrifying that I only read 43 books over the course of this blog. Mortifying, really. ;)

I am blessed to have made it to so many posts – truly. I’ve greatly enjoyed this blogging journey, with its ups and downs, and posting and not posting. ^.^ And I am even more blessed to have YOU as my readers. So, thank you!!!


Without further ado, I present to you, God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae’s first give-away!!

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As you know, I love books, and notebooks, and paper, and writing. So, I decided to kind of ‘theme’ that in this give-away. So, one winner will receive the following:

  • A 7″ x 5″ notepad
  • A Silver glammer-y pencil
  • A silver ribbon pendant necklace


The ways to enter are simple:

Mandatory entry: Be a follower (subscriber) to this blog and leave a comment telling me that you are. (Make sure you put your email in the ’email’ section of the comment, so I can contact you if you win)

Optional: Share about this give-away, and tell me you’ve done so, and how, in a comment. (You can use either the image w/ Toothless and the date info on it to share, or the picture of what is being given away. Just include a link back to this post!)

That’s all! Simple, like I said.

Unfortunately, I can only offer this to those in the U.S.A.  because funds are tight – I apologize greatly for my international readers; I am still so appreciative of you!!

This give-away will run from now (November 17th) till December 1st (a Monday). I will pick the winner on the 1st, posting the winner’s name, as well as emailing them directly.

As I said, it is optional to share about this give-away, but I would really appreciate it, and it will give you an extra entry. :)

Again, thank you for reading this blog!! You’re a blessing. :)


(Note, don’t forget to enter the give-away posted previously for Alicia Ruggieri’s book “Fragrance of Geraniums”!)


Posted in Pictures, Pinterest favourites, Random babblings, update, Writing

I’ll figure this out later.

I so badly want to write an inspiring, encouraging, or even educational post. That isn’t really seeming to work.
I don’t have much to say.
Or rather, I don’t have words to say? I have plenty of thoughts, feelings, emotions, and have been through plenty of lessons, but somehow I don’t feel capable to share them all.

Heh heh, I could share a picture. Some of my readers here have already seen this picture. Every time I see it (in my room, or on the computer in our pictures) I laugh. I just think it is hysterical. And pretty great. But hysterical.


A signed photo of Richard Armitage. I admit, I am very happy with it. I sometimes can’t believe I have it, and that is some of the times I laugh when I see it.

I’m thinking about doing a post once a week or so with favourite Pinterest finds…at least there’d be posts on here :D Lets start with one now…

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A thimble necklace. Reminds me of one of my favourite books, “Bella At Midnight” by Diane Stanley :)

Posted in Pictures, Reviews

Product Review: Necklace


(Sorry the picture is so small – I couldn’t get it any bigger =/)

Etsy Shop:


About the Shop:
This shop sells hand-stamped, personalized jewelry, from necklaces to key chains and pet tags in between! The shop ships from Canada, and she makes the requested item in 3-5 days and ships them the next. Good service!

My Review:

I was provided with a complimentary necklace to review, and let me say I am very pleased! The shop-owner, Nicole, was pleasant to work with and she does an excellent job on her jewelry. The necklace I requested and received is this one:

Photo credit goes to Etsy shop, Little Personalized Pieces.
Photo credit goes to Etsy shop, Little Personalized Pieces.

The necklace reads “I keep a close watch on this heart of mine” with a stamped heart below it, and then it has a small heart and gun charm on the necklace too. This is the photo I personally took of the delightful necklace upon receiving it (sorry it is not the best quality):


As you can see, the necklace came in a cute little draw-string bag – I thought that was lovely, as I love those little bags! :)
The necklace is very light-weight; both the necklace pendant itself and the chain, which I like a lot. I’m so used to my heavier necklaces so at first I was worried it might break, but upon inspecting it more, I don’t believe it will! It seems very well crafted and well-built, so I don’t need to worry about it breaking.
I was (and am) quite impressed by how nicely stamped it is. I have tried hand-stamping before and it is a bit difficult to get all the letters to align correctly and look nice! This necklace is beautifully done.
Included was a sheet of some of the details which I will share part of:

“The metal is 18 gauge aluminum metal. The metal is thick, but light-weight, durable, looks similar to sterling, shines up like sterling, does not tarnish and aluminum is also skin-friendly and affordable. The pendant hangs from a 24 inch (unless otherwise specified) stainless steel ball chain. The chain is very strong, etc. ”

When the shop-owner agreed to allowing me a product review, I was thrilled for more reasons than one. You see, I have been dealing with some “issues of the heart” and the Lord recently brought me to the stage where I can fully trust my heart in His hands. Thus, “I keep a close watch on this heart of mine” has more meaning to me! God has shown me how valuable our hearts are to Him, and how we must guard them, as Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep [guard] thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life”.
This necklace is a blessing to me, and I greatly appreciate the shop owner allowing me to do this product review and providing me with the complimentary necklace! Thank you so very much, Nicole, and God bless you!

Nicole has many other wonderful hand-stamped items in her shop, so I greatly encourage you all to go check it out! You won’t be disappointed with her products! :)

Note: all thoughts stated here are my own; honest and unbiased. I was not paid to review this product. :)

And to my readers: I have another post prepared (that is somewhat on our church’s VBS that was recently) that I hope to share soon, but I shan’t promise anything, because well, I don’t want you waiting on it and then me forget ;)