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Garibay Soup: Just a Motivating Monday LAUNCH!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Just a Motivating Monday LAUNCH!!!


I have been anticipating this launch for a while now!! I'm really excited to bring an inspirational blog carnival to our bloggy world. I was scared that after all the hype I've given about this launch that we wouldn't be able to do it due to the recent accident that happened with my daughter. It was a SCARY event and you are more than welcome to read about it {HERE}. That post in itself can be an inspiring post. It's a post where I share with other moms how I have learned through my daughter's accident to not fret the small stuff, because in the end it all doesn't matter as much as the safety and health of our babies. I am happy to say we are home and Ella is doing wonderfully. So, we get to have our launch party!!

I announced last week that I am starting a new carnival called Just a Motivating Monday. Every Monday I will host this carnival where we can share inspiring words with one another and help motivate each other on the hardest day of the week to get motivated!

The people who have participated in our giveaways are offering some great things for my readers!! The best part is there is multiple winners, and multiple ways to enter. At the end up my inspiring message I will announce all of the prizes and ways to enter.

PURPOSE

Do you have a purpose? Why is it that you are doing what you're doing? If you are living without knowing your purpose you are merely just existing and not truly living.

My purpose:

Life is definitely not meant to be easy, but I have found through my experiences that I can find the joy in most things, because I have a purpose. Sometimes being a stay at home mom, actually just being a mom, you can get frustrated and discouraged by the many things that you do repetitively throughout your day. How many times do you have to clean the living room, because your toddler's ambition in life is to see how many times mommy can have to clean it in one day? With all of the frustrations, you have to stop and ask yourself. What is my purpose?

I am pretty focused on what my purpose is. Of course our purposes can change day to day, but for now, these points are my main purpose.
  1. Be able to stay at home with my babies, even if I am working at home - I want to be the one that's home with them
  2. I want to be a good wife. I want my husband to be proud of who he married.
  3. I want my children to have a stable childhood, to know what's coming in their lives and to have a secure feeling always
  4. I want my children to have morals. To know the difference between right and wrong and to carry these morals with them all throughout their lives
  5. I want my family to live in an organized, clean home - because having the opposite causes stress, and I'd prefer not to have that in our home
  6. I want my family to love God and live by the gospel of Jesus Christ
  7. I want to be a good example to everyone around me ~ especially my kids.
So, when I'm frustrated with the continuous cleaning up, or the constant whining, or the millions of questions, or the 3 hours of walking the halls at church on Sunday, I have to focus on my purpose, otherwise I might break. It's what keeps me strong, it's what keeps me focused and it's one of the most important things in my life besides my family.

If you have not discovered exactly what your purpose is, you have one. Sometimes it takes sitting down, looking at the things you are doing, figuring out why you are doing them and in turn figuring out what YOUR PURPOSE is. If you find that you're not happy with your purpose, then maybe the things you're doing aren't what you really want to be doing. Maybe it's time to sit down with what you want out of life, and figure out the things YOU should be doing to make these things happen.

We all have a purpose, and without truly knowing what our purpose is and being in control of it, you are just existing and not truly living.

I HOPE THAT WILL PARTICIPATE BY LINKING UP TO A POST ON YOUR BLOG THAT YOU WRITE FOR THIS CARNIVAL THAT IS INSPIRING FOR OTHER READERS. IT CAN BE A QUOTE THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU, OR WORDS FROM YOUR EXPERIENCES. OR WHATEVER YOU FIND INSPIRING. LET'S GET EACH OTHER MOTIVATED ON THIS DREADFUL MONDAY ~ THE DAY WE ALL DREAD! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SNAG MY BUTTON FROM THIS POST TO USE ON YOUR POST!! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO GARIBAY SOUP ON YOUR BLOG POST!!!

GIVEAWAY PRIZES:

1 winner will receive a bouquet of {COOKIE POPS} a little bite of heaven on a stick ~ need I say more? I'm addicted to these and it's probably not in my best interest to have the creator living less than mile from me!

1 winner will receive a copy of my favorite inspirational book {The Secret}

1 winner will receive their choice of hat & headband from {Posh Petals} they are absolutely beautiful on any girl ~ small or big and my Ella is working on her own Posh Petals collection ~ WE LOVE POSH PETALS!!!

1 winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to {Custom Announcements by Ferrari Angel} Farah does an amazing job on her announcements ~ I hope you'll all check her out for your future announcements

1 winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to {Just Poppin} they do fundraisers!!!! My kids and I have a major addiction to popcorn! ;)

To enter in the contest you can leave a comment ~ for multiple entries you can:

Twitter about this contest (1 extra entry)
Participate in the blog carnival by linking up (3 extra entries)
Subscribe to my feeds {HERE} (1 extra entry)

To ensure you get your extra entries make sure you leave extra comments for every extra entry you do ~ I will be choosing my winners from random.org using the comments. This giveaway will end at 12:01am 7/14/09 ~ so you have until midnight to get all of your entries in!! I will be announcing the winners on 7/14/09. I will then contact the winners via email along with announcing them on my blog. If you win and do not contact me within 72 hours I will then choose another winner.

Welcome to Just a Motivating Monday!! Good luck on the giveaway and I hope to see you back here next Monday as well..... as well as every other Monday after that!!


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61 Comments:

Blogger thediaperdiaries said...

Great list of prizes. Thanks for the contest!!

July 13, 2009 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger thediaperdiaries said...

I'm all linked up. Do I need to comment 3 times for that?

July 13, 2009 at 5:28 AM  
Blogger thediaperdiaries said...

Comment #2 :)

July 13, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger thediaperdiaries said...

Comment #3 :)

July 13, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Ashlee said...

I love your blog. This is my first internet visit. I've been viewing from my phone. It's soo pretty. So glad your baby is okay!!

July 13, 2009 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger positivelyjennie said...

I'm so glad to hear your baby is doing well! I'm linked up AND retweeted!

July 13, 2009 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Ashlee said...

Can you please delete my first link? I accidentally linked to my main page instead on my post page? Thanks, I'm a goof!

July 13, 2009 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Autumn and Haley said...

i subscribe now, you are on my igoogle page ;)

July 13, 2009 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Autumn and Haley said...

Praying for a blessed future with this carnival.

July 13, 2009 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Autumn and Haley said...

tweeted :) (i'm autumnbeck)

July 13, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Ok love ur site.. I tweeted too! Subscribed too - tryin to figure out the link thing to get even more entries but I so love ur site Family Marriage and Faith what else is there? lol God is so good and he is the head of the household around our house too... Keep on bloggin... God bless!! Tammy

July 13, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Ashlee said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! It's a very hard job. Comment #2

July 13, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Ashlee said...

Thanks for deleting that first link cuz I'm a dummy sometimes! Comment #3

July 13, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Ashlee said...

I retweeted! Comment #4

July 13, 2009 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger MamabearMills said...

what a great giveaway! thx for letting me know! i'll post for my readers soon

July 13, 2009 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger ~Sandy~ said...

Hi Amanda!!! What a wonderful and inspirational launch! The prizes look awesome :) Crossing my fingers for the Cookie Pops....they look yummy!!! thanks so much, I will be back every monday for this

July 13, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger ~Sandy~ said...

I wrote up a post and linked up! #1

July 13, 2009 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger ~Sandy~ said...

I wrote up a post and linked up! #2

July 13, 2009 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger ~Sandy~ said...

I wrote up a post and linked up! #3

July 13, 2009 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger ~Sandy~ said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted too! thanks :)

http://twitter.com/Shopaholic_Mama/status/2622136357

July 13, 2009 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Woo! Those are awesome prizes. :)

July 13, 2009 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I blogged. :) http://spanglerfam.blogspot.com/2009/07/motivating-monday.html



My word verification right now is hospooz. Tee hee!

July 13, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Tweeted!

July 13, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Samantha DeVore said...

I think this is such a great idea. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing how your life has changed since becoming stronger in the Gospel.

Sam (Sam I Am)

July 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger The Gosfam said...

What a fun idea, and a great list of giveaways!! I am hooked now.

July 13, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger The Gosfam said...

I am linked up (1)

July 13, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger The Gosfam said...

Linked Up (2)

July 13, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger The Gosfam said...

Linked Up (3)

July 13, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger The Gosfam said...

I subscribe: mattles22@yahoo.com (I found you from Tales of a Shopaholic Mommy)

July 13, 2009 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger *Jessica* said...

I love you! Hope I win a great prize for being such a great sister.

July 13, 2009 at 8:54 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Congrats on the launch! Very exciting! My favorite inspiring quote is from Dr. Martin Luther King and really helped me during my Infertility battle:

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope."

July 13, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I'm a subscriber on Google Reader!

July 13, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger *Jessica* said...

I linked up #1.

July 13, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger *Jessica* said...

I linked up #2. I'm gonna win sister... lol

July 13, 2009 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger *Jessica* said...

I linked up #3. It's my birthday. I have to win myself a present!!!!

July 13, 2009 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger *Jessica* said...

I subscribed to your blog.

July 13, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/kris10chumley/status/2626586779

July 13, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger *Jessica* said...

I tweeted about your motivating launch!!!

July 13, 2009 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I linked up #1

July 13, 2009 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I linked up #2

July 13, 2009 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I linked up #3

July 13, 2009 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger casey aubut said...

Ok- I am going to be joining your for the Carnival starting next week. I just saw this and it is a great idea!
thanks for the giveaway also!
cassandra@aubut.net

July 13, 2009 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger casey aubut said...

i subscribe !
cassandra@aubut.net

July 13, 2009 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Nada said...

Amanda you are so cute!! I love this idea!

July 13, 2009 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Nada said...

I just subscribed to you on my Google account! I didn't even know I could do that! Haha. How exciting!

July 13, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Nada said...

oh and i tweeted too! Not that anyone follows me, but I think I did it right!!

July 13, 2009 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Wow what a great giveaway, count me in!

July 13, 2009 at 10:36 PM  
OpenID camerapatty said...

Amanda, thank you for haring your stories with us. This is a wonderful theme you have started here.

July 13, 2009 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger . said...

hey hun i posted my entry and i linked back to your site :)

July 13, 2009 at 11:00 PM  
Blogger . said...

i am glad that your daughter is better now... that must have been really scary.... i know the scare we just had recently with my DS was scary (meningitis)....

July 13, 2009 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger . said...

maybe i will win something... that would be awesome! congrats to the winners in advance!

July 13, 2009 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger . said...

hey hun i accidently posted my link twice well it was more of an accident.... the Sandra2 is the link to the post and the Sandra is the link to just my blog.... oops :)

July 13, 2009 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Linked up #1

July 13, 2009 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Linked up #2

July 13, 2009 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Linked up #3

July 13, 2009 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/ninemoremonths/status/2628301222

July 13, 2009 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

And I am subscribed! itsahumanzoo(at)gmail(dot)com

July 13, 2009 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Shauna said...

Great giveaway! Thanks :)

July 14, 2009 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

I love your idea!

July 14, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

subscribed to your feed

July 14, 2009 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger We are THAT Family said...

Better late than never! I linked up too! Great prizes. Good job, Amanda!

July 14, 2009 at 6:52 PM  

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