My heart is so full. Slowly Unraveled has been a community project—and we are so close to the January 10th launch day. So many men and women have spoken into this book, edited this book, and contributed simply by being alongside me as I discovered power in the story God was and still is writing for me in the gospel.
As I thought about Launch Day for Slowly Unraveled, I really wanted the launch to represent the book.
I wanted to collaborate with other women, introduce you to some amazing businesses, and create a women supporting women kind of launch event.
I’m going to lay out the whole launch party here on the blog—I like to communicate ahead of time so you all know what we are giving away and how you can win some of these amazing items.
The Facebook Live Launch Party will begin at 8pm Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, January 10th. I am predicting an hour and twenty minutes for the entire launch party—feel free to pop in as you are able—I will keep the contest open until 10:00pm.
First giveaway will be featured at 8:10 and from my friend Allison Brown. Allison has been in my discipleship group for three years, our girls are in school together and she is owner, creator, mom to four, and the momma-mastermind of Bellafesta. You can find her shop at http://bellafestacrafts.etsy.com/.
Allison is giving away any handmade dress from her shop—you choose the size 6m-6y.
How you will be entered to win the prize from Bellafesta: you must like the post with the above picture on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page during the launch event, comment “I’m here” in the comments, and you must have clicked the “going” button on the launch day event. If you haven’t clicked “going” on the launch day event yet 👉🏻 go do it now so you’re all set.
Our second give away will be featured around 8:15 and from Abby Shuman. Abby is an ambassador for Plexus and she is donating a set of simple skincare from their new line Joyome. Abby has been connecting with me here on the blog, and she attends Tate’s Creek Presbyterian Church in Lexington, KY. My husband attended Tate’s Creek for many years while he lived in Lexington. Go Cats. You can connect with Abby and learn more about Plexus on Facebook.
How you can win the simple skincare set: Like the post with the above picture, comment with a hello greeting of your choice, and tell us where you are joining us from. Double entry if you post a selfie of where you are and who you are watching with.
The second giveaway will be around 8:20 and is from my friend Carie Smittle. Carie is a room mom alongside me in our daughters’ preschool classroom—and she is so wonderful. Carie is donating a lip kit from Lip Sense. It is the most popular Lip Kit, Bella which is a neutral color. She also included a sweet travel pouch and it’s decorated with a snowflake ornament. You can connect with Carie on Facebook at Ready, Set, Lips and Beauty by Carie Smittle.
How to win this Lip Kit: Like the post with the images above during the launch party and comment with your name and tag friend’s name—someone you’d like to read through this book this year. Both will be entered to win.
Our fourth giveaway will be around 8:25 and it is from my sorority sister, Brittney Hammons from Bumblebee Photography. Brittney takes all our family photos and did a beautiful job on my headshots last spring. This prize needs to go to someone in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Area. Brittney is giving away a Mini Photography Session with digital images. You can connect with Brittney on her Bumblebee Photography Facebook Page.
How you can win a photo session: This is for a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky winner only—Brittney is located in the Cincinnati area and this gift cannot ship. Like the post of the image above and comment with a picture of you or someone in you love wearing their favorite Ohio or Kentucky Team Gear.
Around 8:30 we will be giving away an item from another one of my sorority sisters, Megan Karr. Megan trained me how to be Kappa Delta Secretary, and I love her work over at CreateHappy Handmade. Megan is donating this beautiful, handmade mixed media sign with hand stamped letters and flowers, and hanging hardware on the back. The piece is 7×7. You can connect with Megan on instagram @createhappyhandmade.
How to be entered to win this sweet prize from CreateHappy Handmade: Show me your emojis. Like the post above during the launch party, and comment with the first six emojis in your recently used emoji library.
Around 8:35, I will introduce you to another Kappa Delta sister of mine, Kacy Massie. Kacy’s giveaway is for her two favorite products from WildTree! Rancher Steak Rub and Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil. These two products can be used on a variety of foods including all proteins and tons of vegetables. Wildtree is an organic food company that helps busy people get dinner on the table. Join Kacy on Facebook at Wildtree with Kacy Massie or check out her website at www.wildtree.com/kacymassie.
How you can be entered to win the Wildtree Products above: Like the post of the image above on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page during the Launch Party and comment a funny GIF that shows your current cooking style.
Our seventh giveaway is from my favorite preschool teacher and Rodan and Fields woman, Courtney Ryan. Courtney has taught all my children their letters, sounds, and how use their words, not their hands, to get along with others—she also has saved my skin. I love Rodan and Fields Products, they have really changed the way I wash my face and I love my new skin. Product picture to come, but here are my before and afters. This stuff is magical.
How you can win this amazing and magical gift from Courtney: During the party I will post a picture of my dog, dressed in a costume. Like the post during the party on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page and comment with a caption for the photo. Best caption wins.
Around 8:45 we will be giving another Wildtree Product from my good friend Melissa Smith. Melissa and I go to church together and she has been a life-giving friend to me for many years. Wildtree provides all of your mealtime solutions when life can feel a little hectic. Do you find yourself running out the door to get to work, the gym, or your kids’ activities? Wildtree Wellness Shakes provide convenient, on-the-go nutrition, anytime!
Melissa is providing a 15-day supply of Wildtree Wellness Vanilla Balanced Meal Shake Mix. Great on its own or add some berries, banana or spinach for a yummy breakfast or lunch on the go! For more information and recipes go to www.wildtree.com/msmith
How you can win this Wildtree Wellness Shake Mix: During the launch party, like the post that includes a link to the PCA Bookstore site for Slowly Unraveled and share the link to the PCA Bookstore on your timeline.
Around 8:50, we will do a giveaway from Thirty-One Gifts. My friend Tammy Rosenfeldt is donating an Essential Storage Tote. I know Tammy though church too. It is so generous of her to donate this bag from Thirty-One. You can find Tammy on Facebook to connect with her about other Thirty-One Items or on her site here.
How to win this tote from Tammy: Like the post of the above image during the launch party on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page and post your favorite funny meme in the comments.
Around 8:55, my friend Ashley Goebel from Chasing Belle Creations is donating some beautiful earrings. I used to dance with Ashley on the Mystical Dancer’s Dance Team when I was a young girl. Ashley has remained a sweet friend, and I am always so encouraged by her faith. You can connect with Ashley on Facebook and Instagram at Chasingbellecreations or at her Etsy Shop: Chasing Belle Creations.
How to win these beautiful handmade earrings: Like the image above during the launch party on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page, then in the comments I want you to share the name of a breast cancer survivor who inspires you or someone you love who passed away while fighting against breast cancer. This will be encouraging to both Ashley and I, breast cancer has touch both of our stories.
Around 9:00 we will be giving away a monogram quarter zip from Couture Bébé Threads donated by my friend Brittany Beaver.
How you can win a monogramed quarter zip: Like the photo during the Launch Party on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page, comment “shared cover photo” and make the Rachel Craddock, Author Page Launch Party cover photo your cover photo until the end of the Launch Party.
Around 9:05 we will give our twelfth item for the evening. My friend Jennifer Habra has donated a Beer Bread Value Pack from Tastefully Simple. You can find out more about Tastefully Simple from Jennifer on Facebook.
How you can win the Beer Bread Value Pack: Like the post of the above image during the launch party on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page and comment why you are excited about the book!
Around 9:10 we will do a giveaway from CraftRoom Studio. My friend Allison Leland is one of the owners of this shop—they create art kits for your little ones to explore, experiment, and create! She is giving away a “Becoming and Artist” art kit. You can find CraftRoom Studio on Facebook and Instagram. Allison was an art teacher and now is a stay at home mom to two precious girls and a little boy on the way. She also is a football coach’s wife. She is an amazing creator and you will want to check out her shop.
How to win this item from Craft Room Studio: Like the post on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page with the above image during the Launch Party, and comment with a GIF or MEME that best captures your favorite exercise.
Finally, around 9:15 we will be giving away a prize I am so excited about. A Bible from Hosanna Revival. I am so excited to partner with this business. I found this shop at a vintage market a few months ago and fell in LOVE. Her journals and Bibles are so beautiful. Images of the Bible we will be giving away are below.
How to win this Bible shipped right to your door by me: during the party, like the post with these images on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page during the launch party and send Rachel Craddock, Author a private message with your proof of purchase of Slowly Unraveled from the PCA Bookstore.
All participants must enter by liking on specific image posts during the launch party on the Rachel Craddock, Author Facebook Page. All posts will be live at 8pm eastern standard time and we will close the party at 10pm eastern standard time. All winners will be contacted directly in the post thread by 10:30pm eastern standard time.
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I hope you will join us for this amazing collaborative event as we celebrate the launch of Slowly Unraveled.
P.S. Pre-order Link for Slowly Unraveled is Live Today. If you pre-order the book you can go ahead and send me that proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org or message me via Facebook on the Rachel Craddock, Author Page to be entered to win that beautiful Hosanna Revival Bible. This is the only giveaway I will begin accepting entries for!