Friday, September 26, 2008

~ my husband rocks! ~ GIVEAWAY!!!! *ETA*(thrice)

Welcome to another Friday everybody!!! Today I will be revealing all of our fabulous MHR/Austin & Katy's Anniversary Giveaway prizes!!!! I'm so excited!

Of course, I can't miss an opportunity to brag on my hubby, so the reveal is scheduled for the end of the post :)


As most of you know, we celebrated our one-year anniversary in Branson this past weekend. We had a ball, as you can see from my previous post.

It will never cease to amaze me how Austin can strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He is probably one of the most personable, friendly people I know. Everwhere from the buffet line, to waiting in theaters for shows to start, to parking lots, to leaning over to the table next to us in restaurants, he's getting life stories, and sharing ours. And not only does he get people talking, he makes everybody laugh! Most importantly, he is never shy about discussing his faith. His infectious joy and courage of conviction are two of the things that I love the most about Hoss. He's pretty awesome!

*ETA* I wrote this post before Hoss got up this morning, but he was so sweet after he got up that I had to add:

We got into a disagreement last night - a pretty loud disagreement, and it was all my fault. I honestly kind of expected him to be crabby at me when he got up this morning (not because he has a track record of that, but because I totally deserved it), but he was just as sweet as can be, hugged me good morning and kissed me and we chatted just like normal. I am so thankful that he doesn't hold those things against me and make me "suffer through" the consequences of my tantrums. :) He's wonderful!



And now, it's time for the reveal of the prizes for our very first ever ~My Husband Rocks!~ Fridays/Austin & Katy's Anniversary Giveaway!!!!!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who participates in MHR Fridays! We started writing MHR posts on June 13th of this year, and as of last week we had a total of 91 women who participate on a regular basis! That just blows my mind!!! Praise the Lord that 91 of us are choosing to encourage and build up our husbands in public rather than complain about them and tear them down! I think that is wonderful! What a great reason to celebrate with a giveaway!

For the giveaway this go 'round, all of the following prizes will be awarded to 1 (one) winner!


My delightful bloggy friend Amy (her photography site, her blog) seen above with her three adorable sons, has generously offered to create an 8x10 photo collage using 3-6 photos of the winner's choosing.


The book Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. This is a fabulous marriage book that looks at the core needs of husbands and wives.


A "Bee Joyful" Teapot/Cup set (pic to come).

And (drumroll, please . . . ) From*me Tees has generously offered two (2) t-shirts in size to be specified by our winner!

The first shirt is the new long-sleeved 'My Husband Rocks' shirt in dark chocolate!!! I am totally getting one of these! The winner will have the option for either the fitted version:

or the classic version:

The second is the new men's short sleeve 'My Wife Rocks' tee in cream:

How can you win all these fabulous prizes? You ask, well I'll tell you:

1) Comment on this post with a valid e-mail address (i.e. katylinvw[at]yahoo[dot]com) - no e-mail, no entry - sorry, but i've got to be able to get a hold of you if you're the winner!

~ to do any of the following "bonus" entries, you must first complete #1 ~

2) Those who participate in MHR Friday this week will receive 5 (five) bonus entries.

3) Blog about the giveaway and receive 3 (three) additional chances.

4) E-mail 3 of your friends and Bcc: me and receive 3 (three) additional entries.

5) NEW IDEA FROM A COMMENT!!!: For an additional 15 (fifteen) entries, e-mail a pic of you and or your hubby in a From*me Tee's my husband rocks or my wife rocks t-shirt!

There you have it folks! Good luck to you all!


Entries will close at 12:00 midnight on Thursday 10/2/08, and I will be announcing the winner on Friday 10/3/08!


If you'd like to find out more about why I started MHR Fridays, either click here or follow the button in the left hand sidebar (if you would like to add the button to your sidebar, use this code ).

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If you'd like to join in the fun, leave a comment on this post with the permalink to your ~my husband rocks! Friday~ post! Remember, this is not just for us girls, guys we'd love it if you would turn it into ~my wife rocks! Friday~ and link up! :)

If you're not a blogger, but still want the world to know about your amazing husband (or wife, or husband to be, or wife to be, etc.) leave a shout-out in the form of a comment! If you're unable to comment, e-mail me at katylinvw [at] yahoo [dot] com and I'll add your shout out to this post!

As always, on Fridays From*me Tees will refund your shipping on any order of two or more items if you mention the great adventure and ~my husband rocks! Fridays~ in the "how did you hear about us?" section of your order form, so run on over there and check them out, too! Thank you From*me Tees!

Thanks for reading everyone! Good look to all! :)


  1. Katy Lin, I am SO excited about this - I want one of those t-shirts so bad!!! I'm sorry I haven't been around much, but I think I'm finally getting back to normal - whew! I participated on my blog and shared about the giveaway. I will e-mail three friends, but I have no idea how the Bcc thing works (I'll figure it out!) What else...guess that's it!

    Congrats on your one year anniversary - I'll never forget mine, they're the best! :)

  2. Katy Lin,
    The two of you look absolutely wonderful! You've got a really great guy there! I just know that you will have a long and happy life together!

    I would love to be entered in your amazing giveaway! brownie2227[at]yahoo[dot]com!

    Have a wonderful day!

    ~MHR post will be up shortly!

  3. That's really cool that your husband so easily falls into conversation with others and thus creates opportunities to share his faith. I love that!

    I'm excited about the giveaway and added something to my post about it today! Here's my email address:

  4. I am all linked up on my blog, and hoping to win,
    hfrick 47 at msn dot com

    Thanks !

  5. Your husband sounds like a wonderful person! You both are a beautiful testimony of marriage (God's way). Blessings!!

  6. I participated in MHR and will now go back and link to it. I think that this is a great idea.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on mine and letting me know about the give-away.

    I am super excited about it.

  7. I always wish that I were more like your hubby, with his awesome ability to engage and converse with those around him :)
    I'm so excited about the giveaway!
    My email is
    My MHR post will be up sometime this morning :D

  8. I have to have one of those shirts because I do have the best hubby, I am so lucky. I just found your site and think this is such a neat idea!

  9. I saw your feature the other day while looking at Christian Women Online. I was SO looking forward to blogging about my husband and lifting him UP instead of tearing him down (like I used to!) What a great idea! I've blogged today. And I've mentioned your giveaway. (FABULOUS!) Thanks so much!

  10. hey hey! OH this is FUN! I think I am already all linked up for the MHR fun on my blog...and my post will be up shortly!!
    slickslady AT verizon DOT com
    I am super excited about the giveaway and I have been eyeing up both the BOOK and one of the MHR tee's!
    And you should be recieving my email sent to three of my girlfriends.

  11. ooo, I want those tees.....
    THANK YOU for the opportunity to brag about my husband; it makes it so much easier to have a reason--not just to be "snooty!" ;-)


    I will also talk about the giveaway....and e-mail you!

    Plus, I did the MHR post today.

    Go Here

  12. What a great hubby you have! Spats before bed are the worst, but waking upt to a forgiving hubby is the best!!

    Now pick me for all those fab prizes :)


  13. I would love for my hubby and I to get photographed in these! They are precious!

  14. This is GREAT! Here's my email address:

    Here's this week's entry:

    I also blogged about the giveaway there. And the email is on it's way! So, that should be 12 entries!

    Pick me! Pick me! :-)

  15. Katy Lin....YOU ROCK!!! =o) I'm so entering this, because I want to display everywhere I go by wearing one of those awesome shirts, that my HUSBAND ROCKS!!

    My email is

  16. KL - i would LOVE to win one of these shirts. what a beautiful way to honor one's spouse. i've been married for 22 years now and MY HUSBAND *DEFINITELY* ROCKS! besides being a wonderful person and friend to others, he's a wonderful, caring, funny guy to me! thanks for giving me an opportunity to say it - i'm sending your site to three of my friends!


  17. Katylin, what a great giveaway adventure! Congrats on your anniversary, and you definitely married a great guy! He was so amazing this morning! What forgiving and wonderful husband! Now i am off to email some folks about your blog!
    Love Ya! Carolyn

  18. HI I discovered your blog a couple weeks ago, and have been following it, and am inspired to start writing every Friday! Congratulations on your one year Anniversary, Marriage is wonderful thing :)

  19. Oh, I love how your hubby didn't "make you pay" for your temper tantrum. I am very guilty of having one or two of those myself. *blush* My hubby is so quick to forgive his passionate, impulsive wife, who can talk to anyone...and frequently does...too.

    Tonight, hubz and I are going to Fireproof! It's been ages since we have gone to a movie together, just the two of us!! :o)

    My post is up, too!!!

    Here is my email! redeemedsheep (at) gmail (dot)com

  20. this is too kewl,,, I haven't participated yet...but I most certainly shall - soon. thanks

  21. Just to let you know I have sent the email and put a post about the giveaway on my blog! yippee!!

  22. Our 1st year flew by so quickly. I'm thrilled that you and your man had a great 1st year and I can't wait to see where God takes us during the 2nd.

    Best to you and yours.

  23. Oo ooo Count me in!! mrskylepuhl[at]yahoo[dot]com :-D

    Do we get a bonus entry for having already bought From*meTees (one for me, and one for hubby, to be exact)?

  24. Yay for your hubby on being a quick forgiver! And congrats on your 1 year anniversary! Sounds like you had a blast in Branson!

    Here's my My Husband Rocks post

  25. Oops...totally forgot to include my email! katiellloyd at yahoo(dot)com

  26. You and your hubby are soooo cute together!!!
    love it!!

    here's the link to my blog post about my awesome man:

    my email, because I NEED that shirt!

  27. Just posted about why my hubby rocks! luv Fridays!!

    Thanks for the great giveaways Katy! I WANT those shirts! Love em!

    email me....I have a giveaway you might like :O)

  28. Ooh, I'm so excited about this giveaway! I want one of those shirts, AND I've wanted to read Love and Respect for a long time!

    Here's my email address...

    soheathahleecanblog at yahoo dot com

    And, I've posted my My Husband Rocks! post which also explains the giveaway!

    AND I emailed three friends! How many entries is that? Like, 100? : )

  29. great giveaway! i hope i win! be sure to visit The Pink Potpourri. i have a giveaway every friday (so i won't be able to join MHR :(


  30. OOOOOhhhhhh! I LOVE the tee. Hubby and I would be just too cute for words in those.

    I've taken a bit of a bloggy break, but I think I can come out of hiding for this kind of fun. Pick me, pick me, pick me!!

    Thanks for keeping this up!!

    -- Brandi (a friend Heathahlee emailed, so I could come out of bloggy hiding)

  31. Hi! My sister-in-law introduced me to MHR and I think it's great! Thanks for taking the time to do's really a blessing :-) Here's my e-mail...

    Numbers 6:24-26

  32. I just saw your fun trip pictures - looks like ya'll had a great time! Fun giveaway too - those shirts would be fun to have. (o:

  33. Rats! Forgot the links to today's MHR and the MHR Giveaway. Here ya go!

    Hope I did that right! Thanks :-)

  34. I didn't do a MHR post this week, but he always rocks anyway!
    So enter me, even though I'm missing out on bonus points. :-)

  35. Oh my... I just found your blog.. you two are the cutest!!! and can I let you in on a secret.. my children are Katie and Austyn tee hee.. LOVE those names.. ( spelled different than yours of course).. GREAT post.. I LOVE LOVE the t-shirts!!! so cute!!

  36. Too fun! I'm heading over to post now and give this giveaway (and you of course) a shout out.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  37. HI! I posted earlier before I added my own "my husband rocks" post. I'm not sure what permalink is or how it works. (does that make me a dork??) :)

    Love the idea of this. Happy 1sst Anniversary. That seems so long ago for me. We just had our 13th on Tuesday!

  38. I updated my blog to include the giveaway and my email address is Expect and email from me!

  39. What an awesome idea! I arrived via Like a Warm Cup of Coffee and I'm inspired. And I love the giveaway, so of course, enter me!

    I've blogged a MHR post, and linked to your giveaway, my email address is and.. well let's see, I suppose I might as well email you too for good measure, lol. I'm not much good with math so I'll let you figure out how many entries that gives me. (I love the giveaway stuff by the way, those shirts are just awesome)

    Great blog!

  40. Thanks for letting me know about the give away. I'm really excited about it. Here's my email.

  41. commenting again to say that I forgot to link at the bottom, but I really did link to you in this post:

  42. Hi Katy Lin, My husband also seems to forgive and forget easier even if I am at fault. I think that is very generous.

    Anyhow, my email add is

  43. ps...I emailed 4 friends through the Blogger's "forward this post" and forgot to cc you...would that count?

    I could forward any response to that, if there is any... :)

  44. Hi there!
    Wow, those are great prices! I am very excited about that giveaway!
    Here is my post!
    Oh, almost forgot, my e-mail address is:!! It's not .com!!

  45. Hi Katy-Lin. Hope you are doing well. Have a good weekend!

  46. Thanks for being "real" sharing the truth that you & your hubby have disagreements, too. Too often folks just want to pretend like they never argue & that gives a false picture for others & they feel they can't achieve a good marriage. But good marriages GROW through the challenges, big or small. And the great thing about guys is they are so forgiving & forgetting-like. Yay! My email address is

  47. What a wonderful opportunity to brag about my husband! Thank you so much. I will definitely participate every week:)
    Please enter me in your FANTASTIC give away!

    See my MHR post:

  48. My husband isn't one to strike up a conversation with strangers, but my dad is - and your post reminded me of him. I went shopping with him a few weeks ago and forgot how often we had to stop so he could chat with people in lines, in shops, etc... this post made me smile to remember how friendly my dad is :)

  49. Please count me in!

    JeoffsRib [at] gmail [dot] com

  50. By the way, I added the na na na na son to my blog so you can see what I was talking about.

    It's actually more like da da da da, I guess LOL

  51. how awesome of you!!

    and that picture from your anniversary is adorable! i love it :)

  52. oh ya, i forgot this part!

    adixon8 [at] gmail [dot] com

  53. Thanks for starting this! I love thinking of something to write about every Friday and have gotten lots of compliments on how great of an idea it is!

    Happy Anniversary! And by the way...he doesn't have a brochure or anything, he works for my dad who owns a kitchen business and this is something they do! They turn our beautifully! The website is

    my e-mail is


  54. Hi Katy Lin happy 1 year Anniversay. Mine seems so very far away, 18 years ago. Wish you many many more to come... I wish I could get one of those cool tee's. They sure rock... And I didn't seem to see that teapot that you said was in the draw but I'm crazy about tea so for sure i'd love to win a teapot too. I'm heading to my blog to brag about this. So I think that's about it. Talk to you later.. Hugs and kisses...

  55. Hi Katy Lin I don't know if my last comment made it or not so checl it out. For starters happy 1 year anniversary. Many many more to come. Seems my is so far away 18 years ago. I blogged about your giveaway on my blog if you wanna check it out. I'd love to get me on of those tee's cause my husband sure rocks, And he wouldn't look bad either in one of them. I wouldn't mind that teapot either. I'd like to see what it look like. Anyways that's about it. Hugs and kisses...xx

  56. Hi Katy Lin,

    Thank you for stopping by. I so hope your anniversary was priceless. They are all special but the first one sets the tone (I think).

    I would love to be entered into your very generous giveaway. Thank you for the chance.



  57. Congratulations on your first year!!

    What a great giveaway!

    Here's MHR!


  58. Congrats on your aniversary! I just had my tenth earlier this month! Your MHR Friday has really helped me enjoy my marriage more.
    Thank You!

  59. Wow what a great meme! I just found it today and plan on participating. I get so tired of women bashing their husbands. We are supposed to uplift each other.


  60. I love that t shirt!

    Happy Anniversary.

  61. Happy 1st Anniversary and plz enter me in your generous giveaway.

  62. Thanks for having this giveaway! I saw this shirt on my friend at church tonight and LOVE IT! It looked great on her, and everyone commented on it! And my husband DOES ROCK, so why not broadcast it on my shirt? :)
    Please enter me in your giveaway:
    Amy C

  63. What a great give-away! And congrats on your anniversary.

  64. Happy Anniversary!! My husband and I will be celebrating our one year October 20th! I would love to have one of these shirts to help celebrate! Please enter in your giveaway:

  65. What a great idea! I've always hated the husband put-down gossip and the way men are portrayed on TV. My two boys own shirts that say "My Daddy Rocks," so it's just natural that I should get one, right? Plus, he literally rocks the worship of the reasons I fell in love with him in the first place. The funny thing is that Amy C is the person who made us sit next to each other in the car at our first worship gig together, and she's also the one who emailed me about this giveaway! Put me in!

  66. What a generous way to celebrated your anniversary! Thanks so much!

  67. My husband TOTALLY rocks!


  68. Katy: I did 1 2 3 & 4!!! I can't wait to hear the winner. Thanks for the invite! I love MHR Fridays!!! =]

  69. THanks for encouraging me to play along! I love your blog and so agree with all it stands for!

  70. Cute blog! Love the shirts!


  71. Hi Katy Lin! LOVE what you're doing with MHR Friday! I posted last Friday but it's taken me a week of procrastinating to comment on your post! You can email me at Come check out my MHR Friay post, at the moment it's toward the bottom of the page. Thanks to you, now on Thursdays I spend most of the day thinking of the fun stuff I'm going to post about my hubby the next day! Thanks for encouraging us wives that desire to be respectful. :) God Bless!

  72. Here I am entering at the last minute!! Love your blog and hope to win...what a great package! Thanks! :)

    I've also added your button to my blog.



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