Clinique “Just Because” Giveaway! (ends 9/30/22)

Hi there everyone!

I am doing a “just because” giveaway today. It’s September heading quickly for October. Lots of fall fun coming up–but today is a “just because” day. Just because: even though I’m not teaching anymore, I still LOVE September (start of a new year, school supplies, a slight weather alteration). Just because: I love giveaways. Still and always. And just because: A good lipstick makes me really happy!

So–in light of all that, welcome to the FINCHNWREN Clinique “Just Because” Giveaway!

One winner will receive:

  • A bright white & floral Clinique zippered makeup bag
  • A deluxe mini of Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly
  • A Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense mini in Intense Black
  • A Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer in Plum Pop
  • And, just for fun, a washi tape in “Balloon Party Animal” design

How to enter:

Simply click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Ends 9/30/22. One entrant will be selected to win. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Enter to win 4 Clinique & Tarte Minis in the Berry Good Giveaway Hop

Hi everyone, and welcome to June!

It’s time for another giveaway hop, and this time I’m joining with MamatheFox and 15 other fantastic bloggers for giveaways to welcome in a beautiful summer of 2022! To enter all the giveaways, keep reading!

How to enter all the Berry Good Giveaway Hop giveaways

First, you’ll need to head over to the Berry Good Giveaway Hop page at the Mama the Fox blog. To do this, simply click on the blue InLinkz button below (the one with the frog on it). That will take you to the Giveaway Hop page, where you’ll be able to visit all the participating blogs. (And then, enter their awesome giveaways!)

And now, for the FINCHNWREN giveaway

The FINCHNWREN blog is giving away 4 minis from two of my favorite makeup brands–and I’m thrilled!

One entrant will receive this prize package containing these 4 minis:

  • 1 Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick mini in Bamboo Pink
  • 1 Clinique Pop Lip Color mini in Plum Pop
  • 1 Clinique High Impact Mascara mini in Black
  • 1 Tarte Sugar Rush Cake Batter Whipped Body Butter mini

Here’s how to enter the FINCHNWREN giveaway

Just click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. One winner will be selected at the close of the giveaway to win the prize package containing all 4 minis. Giveaway closes 6/15/22. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure:

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

“Link2Us” Spring 2022 Magazine ~ and a FABULOUS Instagram Giveaway! (ends 5/14/22)

**this is a sponsored post**

Earlier in March, I had the privilege of reading the Link2Us magazine for the first time. It’s a lovely new lifestyle and faith magazine filled with interesting articles about inspiring people, food, creativity, and faith. FrontGate Media sent me the newest Spring 2022 issue, which I loved. And, I have exciting news to share with you! Link2Us is having an incredible giveaway with a prize pack to swoon over!

About this issue

This issue of Link2Us is fantastic. There are amazing recipes and wonderful fashion photos that take notice that, after a long winter, it is finally spring! (There is one gorgeous salad that I plan to make!)

There are interviews with singer/songwriters Dante Bowe and Brooke Ligertwood, who talk about the paths they’ve taken (and that God has taken them on) to becoming well-known artists. I also appreciated an inspiring article with advice from leaders and innovators (I’ve flagged that page so that I can return to it!).

Link2Us, as always, is very conscious that the people of faith who read the magazine are people of many colors. Their photos and interviews reflect that. For example, in this issue we get to know women who’d identify as different races, and how they made an impact in their own fields.

And! Now I can tell you about this incredible giveaway!

Enter to win the Link2Us Instagram Giveaway!

Two winners will receive this incredible prize pack of goodies!

*The Link2Us logo official Tote bag
*2 free Fandango Movie tickets
*A medley of Maddy & Maize fancy flavored gourmet popcorn
*5 Must reads from the Link2Us Book picks for Spring 22′ + a signed copy of INVISIBLE a new book by author by Grace ji-Sun Kim.
*6 A signed CD copy of “SEVEN.” Brooke Ligertwood’s latest album release.
*7 Four travel size Spring fragrances by Replica, Jo Malone, Marc Jacobs and Victor&Rolf.
*8 A digital download of Dante Bowe’s multi-platinum album “Circles.”
*9 A One year digital subscription to Link2Us Magazine.

How to enter to win

Here’s how you can enter to win this amazing prize pack! First, click on the link below:

Link2Us Magazine Instagram Giveaway

Once you’re on the Link2Us Magazine Instagram Giveaway page, you’ll need to do the following things:

  • Follow the Link2Us Instagram account
  • Tag a friend
  • Post the phrase “I love Spring”
  • Invite your friends to do the same in the comment section

Giveaway closes at 2:00PM EST on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. So get on over there and enter!

Where to find Link2Us

You can find Link2Us at Barnes & Noble and you can also visit the Link2Us website.

Best wishes! –Wren

Disclosure: I received a copy of this magazine from the publisher. All opinions are my own and honest.

“Link2Us” ~ a brand-new lifestyle & faith magazine

#sponsor #partner

Recently, FrontGate Media sent me a copy of a brand-new lifestyle magazine that incorporates faith, beauty, wellness, and more. I’d love to share my impressions of Link2Us with you, and let you know how you can subscribe to print or digital versions!

About Link2Us magazine

Link2us magazine is a lifestyle publication at the intersection of faith and popular culture, providing readers with a blueprint for living their best and most authentic lives. Each issue delivers fresh and engaging stories, conversations with today’s most inspirational figures, the latest food and wellness trends, relationship and finance tips, home décor solutions, and much more, with faith and inspiration at its core. Our feature content highlights noteworthy figures, up-and-comers, and everyday people impacting their communities and the culture at large. We provide real solutions for real people, living in the real world.

My impressions

I thought that Link2Us was a gorgeous, high-quality magazine. The articles, which included everything from interviews with celebrities of faith (singer Lecrae and “Bachelor” contestant Madison Prewett), mental-health providers and advocates, food blogger Becky Hadeed, book lists, and even fashion pages. The publisher, editors, and writers for Link2Us clearly understand that women of faith are interested in information and articles on ALL parts of their lives, and in this issue, they definitely provide that.

Its photography and layouts are on high-quality paper (a bit thicker than most magazines), and in style and beauty resemble magazines like Vogue or Bon Appétit. The food, fashion, and celebrity photos are, in a word, exquisite, in the skills of the photographers (and those of the stylists, location scouts, lighting directors, and so on). The whole magazine is just a pleasure to look at.

There was a lot of variety not only in the articles, which included not only those I’ve mentioned already to some about church hats, food instability, prayer, and more; but also in the wide diversity of the subjects interviewed and photographed. Many men and women of color were both photographed and interviewed; what a great reminder that all God’s children really are every color! I think that this will make Link2Us something that many readers will be interested in.

I appreciated, in particular, the articles that encouraged people of faith to also take care of their mental health, and to acknowledge that every part of life, whether it’s exercise, processing grief, or embracing new traditions, is worth focusing on.

…and my favorite moments

I’ve shown you some of the lovely photos from the magazine. I wanted to include some of my favorite quotes for you as well, to give you a bit more flavor!

  • From Lecrae: “When you are religious, you are really stressing yourself out to be perfect and trying to do it all in your own strength. And when you mess up or miss a step, it’s devastating to you because you are thinking about your own resume–not the fact that you should be dependent on God in the first place.”
  • From Madison Prewett: “I think so many of us really value those big, life-changing moments. But I would say that a lot of my book (Made For This Moment) is about, is how to value the small moments and how to steward the small things well–because it’s the small moments that will one day become the big moments and lead to the bigger things.”
  • From home baker Sheila P. Johnson: “It was a way to bring happiness and comfort to my neighbors by sharing something that I loved and created.”
  • And some of Dawn Rusinko’s (self-proclaimed control freak) reminders to add to your daily prayer: “God will give me rest…will strengthen me…will answer me…is for me.”

Isn’t that the most lovely way to close out a magazine for people of faith!

Where you can find Link2Us

You can find Link2Us magazine in Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million stores and airports in the U.S., and at Chapters/Indigo stores in Canada.

And, how you can subscribe

If you’d like to subscribe to either the digital version or the print version of Link2Us, just click on the link below. Also, when you sign up for a 1-year subscription, you’ll receive a Link2Us tote bag!

Subscribe here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure: I received a copy of this magazine from its publisher and FrontGate Media. All opinions are honest and my own.

Beautiful picture book: “Good Morning, Little One” ~ a review

#sponsor #partner

FrontGate Media sent me the most beautiful picture book, just in time for Easter! Artist Amy Kavelaris painted and wrote Good Morning, Little One to share God’s delight and love for children. It is absolutely gorgeous, and you will definitely want to get a copy of this for your family (or others that you love!). Let me show you some of this wonderful book.

About Good Morning, Little One

In Good Morning, Little One, Amy Kavelaris pairs her beautiful painted animals with Scripture and words to remind children (and adults!) that God is always watching over them, rejoicing over them, and loving them. Subtitled “New Mercies and Prayers to Carry You Through the Day,” this is the perfect book to help establish your child’s faith early on! The endpapers and paste-down of this hardback are a lovely green and have promises from Scripture written in flowing font, with flower around the edges. There’s also a spot for the giver of the book to inscribe it to the child.

The characters in this book are lambs, puppies and bunny rabbits. They’re embraced by their animal parents, who are greeting them with God’s blessings in the new day, and the parents’ trust and belief that God will carry their precious child all day long. There are gorgeous illustrations with those main characters, plus some birds and mice tucked around the corners. Promises of God’s incredible care and love are written on each pair of pages. And, there are some surprises on the pages as well; Amy Kavelaris has tucked the Bible verses that contain the promises in tiny font, so families can do a treasure hunt for them as well as look them up in their own Bibles.

The prose flows gently and pairs perfectly with the pages. On these pages, children are reminded that God protects them, picks them up when they get tired, and will always seek them and find them when they are lost.

On the facing page to the promise that God carries us, children are treated to a visual illustration of what that can look like, where a puppy is carried in a comfy basket (with a plaid cloth) by its fluffy dog parent. (Maybe they are golden retrievers!)

Again and again in this lovely book, readers are treated to the beauty of God’s care for us in its Bible verses and the darling animals which are so beautifully painted by Kavelaris. Children are also encouraged to dance and worship God, to call out to God in prayers, and to remember that God crafted every single part of them. I just loved the pages that remind readers that even if dark moments come, God’s love will still shine brightly on them. This is a message not only that children need to hear, but that parents and grandparents will be comforted by as they share them together.

This book is just such a joy! I love its charming animals and beautiful verses. (The author even included my most favorite flower, peonies!) Its message, that the God who made us loves us, cares for us each day, and is thrilled when we reach out for Him, is the perfect way parents can start each day with their children. This book would be the perfect addition to an Easter basket, or a gift for a new baby; really, it’s the perfect addition to any child’s library. Don’t miss it!

Where you can purchase Good Morning, Little One

You can purchase Good Morning, Little One by clicking on this link from Amazon, Walmart, Christianbook, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. You can also download a charming, *free* Activity Guide to go with the book.

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author. All opinions are my own.

Enter to win a bracelet & Tarte mini in the Dashing December Giveaway Hop! (ends 12/31/21)

Hi darlings!!

I don’t know how it’s been at your house, but it is mid-December and I am STILL getting my mind around that! But. We are going to celebrate anyway! MamatheFox is hosting this hop, and I’m joining her and 28 other bloggers who will be giving away fun prizes. Keep reading for more info on how to enter these giveaways!

How to visit the Dashing December Giveaway Hop page

To head over to to the main giveaway hop page for Dashing December, simply click on the blue Inlinkz button below (the one with the frog on it). That will take you to the page with 29 holiday giveaways linked to it. By clicking on the name of each blog, you’ll be able to visit and enter its giveaway.

How to enter the FINCHNWREN giveaway

So! The FINCHNWREN blog is giving away two lovelies:

  • A Tarte Mini of Tarteist Lip Paint in Rose
  • A hematite bracelet with a stretchy band (costume, of course!). Note: this bracelet is teeny tiny, even though it’s for adult women. I have very small wrists and it fits me not snugly, but not too much bigger. So just know that in advance! 😉

To enter the FINCHNWREN giveaway, just click on the pink link below that says “Enter here!” That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes 12/21/21. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure:

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Enter to win an Audrey candle & Tarte lip paint in the October Howloween Giveaway Hop! (ends 10/19/21)

Hi there!

It’s time for another giveaway hop! I’m joining with blog hosts, The Kids Did It and Mommy Island and lots of participating blogs for the October Howloween Giveaway Hop! Over 50 blogs are giving away amazing prizes in this hop. Keep reading for my giveaway, and for how to enter all the blogs’ giveaways!

How to enter the FINCHNWREN giveaway

The FINCHNWREN blog is giving away two beauty cuties! One winner will receive:

  • One Audrey soy candle from Kin & Care, in Bergamot & Rose scent. These candles are made in America by refugees who are making a new life for themselves, in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • One Tarte Lip Paint (my fave!!) mini in FOMO. It’s a dusty rose-ish color. I love Tarte’s Lip Paint because it literally stays on for hours!

To enter to win the FINCHNWREN candle & lip mini, simply click on the pink “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes October 19, 2021. One winner will be selected to win both items.

Enter here

Now, check out the October Howloween giveaways!

Now, you’ll want to check out all the amazing giveaways posted by all the bloggers who’ve joined the October Howloween Giveaway Hop! To head over to the linkup page, just click on the blue button below (the one with the frog on it). You’ll find links to all the blogs in the hop, and you’ll be able to visit the blogs and enter the giveaways there.

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting the October Howloween Giveaway Hop! Best wishes!

Enjoy! –Wren

Win Tarte & Clinique goodies in the #SeptemberToRememberGiveawayHop (ends 9/21/21)

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the September To Remember Giveaway Hop! I’m joining with The Kids Did It and Mommy Island blog hosts and tons of other amazing bloggers to celebrate September! Each blog on the linkup page is hosting a giveaway, and you’ll definitely want to visit them! I’ll be adding the link to the giveaway hop page below. Keep reading for more!

Enter to win beauty goodies from FINCHNWREN

So, the FINCHNWREN blog is giving away two goodies to make your self-care time a little more beautiful! One winner will receive:

  • Tarte’s Sugar Rush Slumber Party Skincare Duo minis: Squeezy Clean Face Wash and Cake Butter Whipped Body Butter
  • And, a Clinique zippered fabric makeup bag to keep them in!

How to enter

To enter, just click on the pink link below that says “Enter here!” That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form where you’ll be able to enter to win in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes September 21, 2021. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Now, head over to the #SeptembertoRemember Giveaway Hop page!

To visit the giveaway page for more giveaways to enter, just click on the blue InLinkz button below (the one with the frog on it). That will take you to the #SeptembertoRememberGiveawayHop page, where you’ll see tons of awesome giveaways to enter!

Thanks so much for visiting, and happy (almost) fall!

Enjoy! –Wren

Add flair to your look in the Glam & Glitz Giveaway Hop! (ends 9/15/21)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another fun giveaway hop! I’m joining with MamatheFox and over 20 great bloggers for the Glam and Glitz Giveaway Hop!

To go to the Glam and Glitz Giveaway Hop page, just click on the InLinkz button below (the one with the frog on it!). That will take you to the giveaway hop page, where you can visit all the bloggers’ giveaways, and enter them to win cool prizes!

And now, for the FINCHNWREN blog giveaway!

I LOVE the #simplysouthern brand. So when I discovered that they had fabric face masks, I couldn’t resist…and I wanted to share one of them with you! (At least if you’ve gotta wear a mask, it can be a fun one!)

One winner will receive:

  • A Simply Southern Adult Face Mask (contains inner pocket for inserting filters, is double-layered and washable, with adjustable strings) in this fabulous aqua/fuchsia/white/blue tie-dye print.
  • Bath & Body Works Antibacterial Hand Gel in Fresh Cut Lilacs scent

How to enter to win the FINCHNWREN giveaway

To enter to win the Simply Southern mask and the Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer, just click on the pink link below that says “Enter here!” That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes 9/15/21. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclaimer:

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Win awesome lip goodies in the Berry Good Giveaway Hop (CLOSED)

**CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer C, the lip goodies giveaway winner!**

Hello there!

I’m joining in another fun giveaway hop where you can win some fun lip goodies! MamatheFox is hosting the Berry Good Giveaway Hop, which runs from June 1 through June 15, 2021. Thirty bloggers will be participating with their own giveaways, which you’ll be able to access through the giveaway hop link below.

To visit the Berry Good Giveaway Hop page, just click on the blue InLinkz link below (the one with the frog on it). That will take you to the main giveaway page where you’ll be able to visit the links of all the participating bloggers, who have amazing giveaways for you to enter!

And now, for the FINCHNWREN blog giveaway!

The FINCHNWREN blog is giving away a lip goodies prize pack! One winner will receive:

  • Buxom Full-On Lip Polish mini in Sandy
  • Sephora miroir mini in Confectionary
  • Tarte gloss mini in Pinky
  • Bobbi Brown Art Stick Mini in English Rose

How to enter:

Simply click on the “Enter here!” link below. That will take you to a Giveaway Tools entry form, where you’ll be able to enter in a variety of ways. Giveaway closes on June 15, 2021. One winner will be selected to win. Best wishes!

Enter here!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclosure:

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.