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Giveaway Day 4 :: Noonday Collection

When I was about 12 years old I began forming a relationship with a missionary couple who were serving in West Africa.  I remember my parents inviting them into our home and eagerly listening to the stories they would tell about life in a place that was so foreign to me.  They were working with blind students, and then later moved on to help with a translation of the Bible in another part of that same country.  This relationship had a significant impact on my life:  God used their ministry to give me a burden for the world, people who are in need of the Gospel.

This burden has continued to grow over the years.  I’ve spent time visiting various parts of the world, and living in others for short periods of time.  Even though I don’t live cross-culturally right now, I still have a heart for the world.

I’m super excited about today’s giveaway!  Noonday Collection is a business whose mission is  to “create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. We partner with artisans in the developing world, empowering them to grow sustainable businesses.”  Not only are they providing jobs for people who need them, they also have adoption trunk shows and donate a portion of those sales to help fund adoptions.  It’s exciting to get behind these businesses that are making a difference in the world.

My friend, Sarah, fellow military wife, Mama of five, and excellent Bible teacher, has recently become an ambassador for Noonday Collection.  I met Sarah at a Bible study in our church in Georgia.  Although I never got to know her as well as I would have liked, she had an impact on me through the way that she lived her life.  She is a woman of faith, passionate about the Gospel, and has a big heart for people.  Our Pastor once said  that every time he saw her at Publix, she was always sharing the gospel with someone.  That’s quite a reputation to have.

Sarah has graciously offered to give a $50 gift voucher to Noonday Collection, to one blessed winner.


Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the collection:

These Calypso Earrings are my favorite, and I’ve been eyeing them for awhile (Honey, are you reading this??).  I don’t wear much jewelry, mostly just earrings, and I think these are gorgeous.

This bracelet is a great way to add color to any outfit, made in Uganda.

This necklace is made from tagua seed (a natural ivory).  I think it’s gorgeous, and they also have a similar one in Teal.

They also sell bags, scarves, belts, headbands, and even some home decor.  The bowls pictured below are beautiful, and would make a great centerpiece or catch-all for your jewelry, or for keys and mail in your entryway.

So, are you interested in winning $50 to purchase some of these amazing products and support a good cause in the process??

Just use the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win.

AND, Sarah said there is still time for Christmas delivery, so if you’re looking for a gift for someone, purchasing something from Noonday Collection would provide you with an incredible product and your money would help to make a difference in the world.

You’ll find instructions in the giveaway to click over to Sarah’s site and come back to tell us your favorite product.  Be sure to browse around, and ladies, you might want to send this link to your husbands!  They wouldn’t have to step foot in a store, and you’d be given some beautiful jewelry for Christmas!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



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  • Reply Amanda E

    I love that set of trays and the featherweight cuff 🙂

    December 11, 2014 at 6:56 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    I love that necklace! 🙂

    December 11, 2014 at 7:08 am
  • Reply Alison kendall

    Love the two coins necklace! Wow!! So amazing!

    December 11, 2014 at 7:33 am
  • Reply Lindsay T

    What a great idea ! I love the trays also and the Safari Stack Bracelets.

    December 11, 2014 at 7:33 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    I love those calypso earrings too. Beautiful!

    December 11, 2014 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Laura

    I loved the jasmine earrings. 🙂

    December 11, 2014 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Kim B

    The minted necklace and cubed studs are both on my ever-growing wish list!
    PS – Sarah’s one of my favorites too 🙂

    December 11, 2014 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Dara

    I really like the Nahuala oval tray. It does look exotic. Sounds like a great ministry.

    December 11, 2014 at 9:08 am
  • Reply samantha

    i love the minted necklace! and the calypso earrings 🙂

    December 11, 2014 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Jessica Cushman

    I love the Scattered Steps necklace! Ooohhh, I really hope I win!!!

    December 11, 2014 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Lesile

    There are lots of pretty things! I love the earrings you like, but these days my ears aren’t mixing well w/ earrings. I love the Aurora Wrap Bracelet and the Film Noir Clutch is really pretty! But the Lines and Stripes Catch All is also so pretty! Love stripes and bags like that!

    December 11, 2014 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Carrie Devers

    What an awesome business giving opportunities to women in those countries. It reminds me of the bags that another missionary friend makes with women of another country. I would buy the Rubik’s Necklace, Jade. I love simple jewelry. The Taj Earrings are very pretty too.

    December 11, 2014 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Jenn A

    I like the silver jasmine earrings and the calypso earrings. I also like the Angelica infinity scarf.

    December 11, 2014 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Anne

    LOVE it ALL!

    December 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm
    • Reply Anne

      Ok, it said say your favorite, I think the tagua seed is my favorite.

      December 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Ivey

    I love the monocot necklace!

    December 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Kathleen

    So many gorgeous things! I loved the Athena cuff, calypso earrings, and cow horn hoops. Couldn’t pick just one favorite. 🙂

    December 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Susan

    I like the Bethe Rope Necklace and the silver cube stud earrings. Nice artistry!

    December 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply sherri lynn

    I like the cubed studs and the Phoenix earrings. They have so much pretty stuff!

    December 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Melanie Reilly

    I love Noonday Collection 🙂 My favorite right now is the frosted eyelet arm warmers!

    December 12, 2014 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Amanda R

    I love the empress earrings and basically every other piece that noonday carries!!

    December 12, 2014 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Heather

    I love the lines and stripes catch all bag! So pretty!

    December 12, 2014 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Jessamyn

    The Tagua seed necklace you pictured is beautiful! Seems like a great company.

    December 13, 2014 at 6:38 am
  • Reply Stephanie Spalding

    Your blog is beautiful. Thank you for encouraging others with your thoughts and God’s word! The jewelry is so pretty!

    December 13, 2014 at 6:56 am
  • Reply Sydni Jackson

    I love the cute little makeup bags!!

    December 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Meredith

    I love the arched arrow earrings and would love to add them to my growing collection of noonday jewelry 🙂

    December 15, 2014 at 10:42 am
  • Reply julie

    Yep, those Calypso earrings are my favorite too!!!

    December 16, 2014 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Kristin

    I think I’d get either the Crescent Moon, Moondrop, or Taj earrings.

    December 16, 2014 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Ann Washer

    This is a beautiful collection–hoping to win! And, I hope Bradley caught the hint.

    December 17, 2014 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Melissa

    I love the earrings too!

    December 17, 2014 at 8:49 am
  • Reply Melissa

    I think those earrings are my fav too!

    December 17, 2014 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Marsha

    So many pretty things – but I really like the silver jasmine earrings

    December 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    I think you picked out some great pieces! What a great ministry! Lauren, thank you for writing. You have a gift of encouragement and wisdom. The Lord often uses your blog to redirect my thoughts to Him. Thank you!

    December 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm
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