Pay It Forward!

Linda of Reach for the Stahrs (and one of my Ukraine mission companions from way back in the day, before our children were even twinkles in our eyes), is Paying It Forward and I decided to go for it.

Mostly because Linda is a clever-crafting, amazing-fudge-making and fabulous-photographing woman and I knew I'd get something gooood from her for doing it. Because I'm selfless like that.

But it's not all about me! There's definitely something in it for you, too. I'm not sure what, but read on. Humor me. Pay it forward!

The Rules:

1. Be one of the first THREE to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!

2. Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift - anything! - for the first three bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send your THREE friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And remember, it's the spirit and the thought that counts!

4. When you receive your gift, feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love!

If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward and encourage your blogging friends to do the same! And I might feel generous and send something to the first FOUR people, so don't quit commenting at three :)

This italic part is not part of the official Pay It Forward post, but if you need something to comment on, tell me about the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear (or read, as the case may be) the word(s), "squish-squash."


Liz said...
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Liz said...

(that was me)

First! and squish-squash brings to mind a squishy-squashy diaper first thing in the morning.

Guess what I just did.

Amanda said...

I've had a few opportunities to do this, and I've been scared of the paying it forward part, because I'm not usually that crafty or handy in the kitchen. But now I'm ready!

And after that squishy squashy diaper comment, I can't think of anything else squishy or squashy!

Lei said...

Heh. I never win anything. COOL! Although I am going out of town for a few days, so it may take some time for me to post my own pay-it-forward.


Squish-squash rhymes with criss cross (sorta?) and made me think of that nursery rhyme "Criss cross applesauce"... and that is all I remember of it. Lol!

Sara said...

I love reading your blog! I'm the wife of a man in the process of becoming an FSO (medical clearance and top secret security clearance) and I have a three year old boy. It's so encouraging to hear what goes on in your lives.

I love this pay it forward idea. I did it on Facebook. I actually have something I want to send you guys (a little treat from the States) but I was wondering if your family eats sweets or is allergic to anything. Also, I would need to know where to send it to.


Linda Stahr said...

I love that you have your three! I'm still waiting for a third... unless you just want TWO...

As for the words... Squish-Squash... I always think of my little niece who got sat on as a child and for a few days her immediate family called her squishy. It wasn't an adult who sat on her, but her sibling, so there was really no harm done... unless you count the fact that for the remainder of her life someone will always remember when she got sat upon and then called "squishy" for a few days.