Friday, March 09, 2012

Noonday giveaway & The Pearl Event!

 it's hard to believe it's finally here!!
we're packing up & heading to Nashville
for the event that has been prayed about for months & months!!

i can hardly wait to be there & meet these women
hug my precious dear friend sibi
& see some encouraging new sweet faces!

for all of you that have sent encouraging emails & facebook messages
thank you thank you!
to know you're behind us & praying for us is so encouraging
& such an honor.
i'm humbled by the outpouring of love by so many of you!

~~~

in other exciting news
i have a $50 gift certificate for one of you 
from the Noonday Collection!!


one of my current favorites
is the zoe necklace
created by our exclusive artisan group in uganda.


here's little zoe
who the necklace is name after.
she is now malaria free
after receiving medical care 
thanks to noonday purchases!!


zoe's mama & daddy are jalia and daniel.
after jessica ( our founder) spent the day with them, this is what she journaled :


Jalia & Daniel.

They believe in miracles.
They believe in healing & deliverance.
They are God fearing.
They love the name of Jesus more than their own name.
Their lives are dedicated to serving others.
They understand others because they’ve been there.
They’ve been so poor they had to sell their only bible to buy food.
They know what it’s like to be content: to be in want & to have plenty
They, like Paul, are content.
They set their minds on things above.

one night when we were visiting with Jalia,
she asked us if we would pray that her children aren't orphaned.


can you imagine?

jalia & daniel are receiving a sustainable income
thankfully due to purchases made through noonday.
& their children are NOT orphaned!!!


so....
leave a comment & tell me which piece of jewelry 
you would love to purchase if you were to win
maybe tell me which story touches your heart.

~~~~

"I will see You as You are
Love You with unsinning heart
And see how much You paid to bring me home
Not till then, Lord, shall I know
Not till then, how much I owe
Everything I am before Your throne"
matt redman

61 comments:

Kerri said...

Sweet Paige,
I am praying for you this weekend! You are going to touch the hearts of many like you have mine! I like so many things in the noonday collection, but a few of my favorites are the zoe necklace, the capris bangle and the acai bead necklace. The acai necklace is made in Ecuador and I am a Spanish teacher so it is nice to know we are helping others in Spanish speaking countries! XOXOXO

slip4 said...

I would choose the La Paloma necklace. Or maybe the Zoe - great color! And great stories. Have fun at the Pearl event. I look forward to hearing all about it!

Julie H. Schaal said...

Have a great event! I love the Zoe-in both colors-what a beautiful family Zoe has; love the pictures!

Jen Kershner said...

The joy in little Zoe's eyes just shines through doesn't it Paige? I think her families story is very touching. The jewelery is all so gorgeous that it's hard to choose but I'm very drawn to the Light Layers Necklace.

Good luck at The Pearl Event. I hope you are filled with peace and calm. I know that all that get to hear you speak and meet you in person are blessed.

patricia e said...

I find this just amazing ~ all of you joined together bringing messages with you that will have lasting effects on so many ~ I love all of jewelry pieces and especially they were made out of love ~ women with tender hearts, dedicated and determined to make a living to save their children and families ~ that says it all..Have fun at The Pearl!!

Larissa said...

I would choose the inca steps necklace...the hard decision would be the color! Love reading your blog

deanna0301 said...

Praying for you all this weekend! Lift high the name of Jesus!

I love the Zoe necklace-cannot imagine worrying about my children being orphaned.


Love and Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I too love the zoe necklace. i teach adults from other countries english who have come here to make a better life and i especially have a thing for all things inspired and made from far away places. i love that about these pieces. tracicolquhoun@sbcglobal.net

Renee said...

I love the Zoe necklace... Actually... I'm pretty sure there is not one piece that I don't love. They are all just as beautiful and unique as the ones who create them. May His Peace accompany you this weekend. Enjoy your time.

Lindsey said...

It's here...it's here! Big prayers for you and the rest of the Pearl Event team this weekend! I know God is going to use your story to impact women. Even though I don't have any pieces yet, the Noonday collection is quickly becoming one of my favorites....right now I'm saving my pennies for the inca steps necklace.

Bethanie said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers this weekend Paige. I wish I could be there for this amazing event!! Love all the Noonday stuff, but am drawn to the paper beaded necklaces and bracelets. The story you shared today gave me the chills, can you imagine being worried your children would be orphaned. We are so spoiled here in America. Still looking for a night to do a party--between spring break and graduations, etc. the calendar is filling up quickly, but I will get back with you. This is something I really want to happen!!
Have a great weekend, you will bless so many, I know.
B

Hillcrest Acres said...

Paige, Have a great time in Nashville!!! You will touch many, many hearts as you do on this blog.

The Noonday Collection is amazing. The story behind the creation of it is so inspiring. I love the turquoise beaded statement bracelet and it would be such an honor to wear it. Just thinking of the story behind it has such meaning.

Prairie Princess said...

The Peacock Earrings are sooooo cool! Love the light layers necklace too. Good luck this weekend!

Leslie said...

Paige I so wish that I could join you sweet ladies in Nashville! I cannot wait to hear all about it! Your jewelry is amazing and the stories that are behind the pieces are so incredible.

Tracey Bower- Bower Studio said...

I think I would pick the acai rope necklace. I recently purchased the engraved cuff and wear it everyday- not just because it's beautiful and goes with everything, but it just makes me happy when I look at it.

Jessica said...

How exciting for you! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Very hard to choose, as all of the jewelry is so pretty. I love the Cleopatra earings.

All of the stories are so so sweet. I am taken by how cute Jack is and the big smile on his face in that family photo. What a sweet sweet gift for everyone involved there!

Dawn Gahan said...

I do love the guapa wrap bracelet. And that I can pair it with the face of an artisan who may have crafted it with her very own hands is all that more special.

Prayers for you at The Pearl Event!

Dawn

Sue H. said...

I love all the bracelets and the Zoe necklace in turquoise! Have a joy-filled weekend at the Pearl Event - sounds like it will be a blessing for all who are there!

Lesley said...

What a blessing noonday is to so many people! So inspiring! Inca steps is my absolute favorite, although all the pieces are so unique and beautiful! Have a great weekend! xo

Jennifer said...

so excited about finally getting to see you and meet you in person this weekend! i don't know what to really expect...but i'm excited about hearing all these women!

i love the zoe necklace...and not just because that is the one that you chose to post about. the color is amazing and perfect for spring/summer/fall and winter. knowing the faith that mother and father had in the Lord to heal these precious baby...my mind can't even begin to imagine how they felt seeing their child sick and not knowing if they could afford to get her treatment. i love the whole idea of noonday!

if you were in nashville more...i would totally host a party for you!

Heather said...

Wow! This company overwhelms me!! I know that the Zoe would look perfect for an Auburn game:)

Prayers for you this weekend!!
Xoxoxo

Pam McDonald said...

I love all of the pieces! Knowing that there is a redemptive story behind them makes them even more special! I really like the zoe and kampala necklaces. All of the stories are inspiring! Not sure that I could choose a "Favorite". Blessings on you and the upcoming event. I know it will be an uplifting experience for everyone involved!

LLH Designs said...

I could ALMOST be at the event! We're road tripping to Nashville/Franklin, but won't arrive in time to hear you. I know GOd will do mighty things through you! He'll be your words, your breath, your strength.

Hooray for Noonday!

xo,
Linsey

Meg said...

I would love to purchase any of them. Thanks!

Deborah said...

Hi Paige,
I'm so ready for this weekend . I'm preparing my mind and heart to hear the words and blessings from all of you who are speaking today.

There is quite a few things I like at noonday. The light layers necklace, riverbed bracelets, patchwork journals and flock together birds to name a few. Since I have a heart for Ethiopia, I'm partial to their stories but all are inspiring.
I'll see you this evening.

Deborah

robisonpartyoffive said...

I love the La Paloma necklace :)

robisonpartyoffive said...

I love the La Paloma necklace.

Shannon said...

Best of luck to you this weekend Paige! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back.

It's hard to narrow it down but I have been wanting the Zoe necklace in either the turquoise or coral along with just about all of the bracelets ;)

Emily said...

I love the earrings - my favorites are probably the very first ones, the agate drop earrings.

I'm praying for you and the event this weekend! I can't wait to read about it :)

Johnson Party of seven! said...

See you tonight sweet friend!!! Eekkk!!!! I've already got my pearls on!!!!

mbb said...

I love that you are now associated with Noonday--I had never heard of it before. What a gret company. I would love the Zoe necklace in any color--b/c everytime I wore it I would see the face of that beautiful little girl. I have a daughter around her age--such blessings we have here in the US that we take for granted!!

Mrs. Everything said...

I so wish I could attend the Pearl event!

I'm in love the with turq Zoe necklace... actually, I'm in LOVE with it all!!

Stephanie Hulett said...

I've never commented before, but faithfully read your blog. I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you this weekend, and for all of those who will hear God speak through you.

If I won the giveaway, I would probably order the "light layers necklace." I've been looking for something in that color, and love that the makers, Nancy and Carlos, want to use their earnings for their children's education. I have been blessed with a wonderful education, and think everyone should have the opportunity to learn!

cbentley413 said...

I know your event will be a blessed one. I have been eyeing the embria bracelet and acai bead necklace. ALL of the artisian stories are amazing!
Catherine

tessie said...

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!
I love so many of the bracelets, but my favorite is the Ripples of Silver Bangles and the colorful paper beaded ones. I love that this company raises women up. That is one of the reasons I love to shop on Etsy-I know that a lot of the vendors are Moms trying to keep their home going strong.

The BirdHouse said...

I love the Light Layers necklace and the beaded bracelets!! AND... I miss you like crazy at work!!! Good luck this weekend!! Plenty of people are praying for you and cheering you on!

Laurie said...

I just started reading your blog and love it! Noonday seems like such a great company - there are so many items I like - the bouquet necklace, blooming chandelier earrings, engraved cuff, funky paper bead bracelet...lots to love! Hope you have a great weekend at the Pearl Event!

Barbara said...

Best of luck to you at the Pearl Event you'll do great.

I would love the Malachite Maze or Agate Drop earnings pure love!

Have a great weekend!

Canela said...

Can't wait to read all about The Pearl Event!

The gift certificate would come in very handy when I bought the Cascading Falls and Everyday Dainty necklaces.

Jen said...

I love the orange of the Zoe necklace! Way too hard to pick one inspiring story as they all grip my heart. I love my other Noonday pieces and love telling the stories behind them.

3 Peanuts said...

Paige,

I will say some prayers that the Pearl event goes perfectly. I just know it will. I so wish I could be there but Dave is in France for work (poor guy!) and there is no way I could have made it.

I was swept away by the inspiring stories on the Noonday site but honestly, the adoption story of the founder of the company and the story of her son drowning really blew me away as well as the artisan stories! I could SO relate to her telling of the authentication process and the help of strangers.

All of the necklaces are beautiful!!! I love the lightly layered and cascading falls and this one you have featured here..Zoe?

Give Sibi a big ole hug for me:)

Kim

Laura Reeves said...

I love the Kampala with love necklace & Coral's story!
Wishing you good luck this weekend!
Laura

Kim said...

I love everything in the collection! The Entoto and Inca necklaces really catch my eye...Thanks for the giveaway and good luck this weekend!!

Michele said...

Love the Zoe necklace, and her story. So encouraging and what a great reminder of how fortunate I am to not have to worry about those same issues for my girls. Have a great time at the Pear Event, God has it all under control. :]

Jodi said...

have a wonderful weekend; i just know you will! I can't wait to hear all about it.

I am excited for your giveaway! I love the embroidered lace belt.

take care!
jodi

Just Me and My Halo said...

Peace to you this weekend! I like the whole Noonday collection, my favorite right now is the coin necklace! I can't pick a favorite story, they all touch me!

brockey said...

Paige, have a wonderful weekend @ The Pearl Event . I love all Noonday and I love my new bracelet but Zoe necklace is on the top of my list !!!!!

Cathy said...

love the belts!

Amanda Pilkinton said...

I loved meeting you today at the event. Your testimony is amazing and I was blessed by hearing it. I loved the jewelry too and I loved the La Paloma necklace!

Alison said...

Hi Paige!
I hope your time in Nashville was wonderful, I know many women will go away renewed and refreshed.

I love the belts and the tagua seed bracelets (really, I love all of it!).

The story that touches me the most is the lady from Ethiopia with HIV. Our compassion child lives in Ethiopia and often asks us to pray for her mother who is HIV+, so this sweet woman named Asnakech makes me think of her.

Thanks for the chance to win, and for selling such wonderful products.

Michele said...

Hi Paige,

You were such an inspiration at The Pearl Event. Thank you for trusting God and sharing your story with us. I'm a big fan of "The Help" as well - Kathryn Stockett's backstory to writing that book is almost as amazing as the story itself.

xoxo michele

katie purcell said...

So anxious to hear from the Pearl Event. How exciting to see all the girls are with you. I know your heart's desire since I have known you is to be the best mother you could ever be and by the grace of God He has made you just that!!!!
xxoo

martha said...

Paige, so happy to meet you on Saturday...puhlease come back to Franklin for some visiting and fun shopping one day soon!
I love so many of the noonday pieces...and am saving to get some later in the spring. I am really loving the la paloma necklace for a go-to summer piece. I think this is a great idea this company has going.,..good luck with this recent venture :)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

You are going to rock the house this weekend and HOW I wish I could hug you and listen. I'd be taking copious notes girly! :)

Love love love the whole purpose behind Noonday. I love that when we partner with those in need and share from our blessings, we are all able to participate in the very thing God designed- helping each other. Precious. I love that you're a part of this and sharing these stories with us.

I love all of the coral and turquoise bead pieces. I can never choose a favorite, I'm more color driven right now and those are my fave colors.

Keep on doing what you're doing Paige. Big things in store and bigger blessings! I know it.

mwah!

Alecia said...

All of the stories are amazing but I love the stories from Ethiopia & India...Sana was so brave to send an e-mail knowing her father wasn't being treated fairly from former buyers...what a great way to help provide for her family...that was a life changing e-mail for sure.

There are so many items I like...the Happy Day necklace & the Zoe in turquoise, the cubist & engraved cuffs are pretty amazing as well...I would have a hard time choosing what I would spend the $50 on.

Good luck everyone!

summertime said...

I love all her pieces and all that goes with it! I especially love the bracelet and necklace from Ecuador. My mom grew up there as a missionary kid, so it's close to my heart!

Kara B said...

All the pieces are gorgeous. The azteca necklace is my favorite.
I hope that God will bless this opportunity for you as an ambassador for Noonday. :)

Kara B said...

All the pieces are gorgeous. The Azteca necklace is favorite.
May God richly bless you and those you reach as a Noonday ambassador. :)

Kat said...

I love that necklace and that precious story. I think it is awesome that you are a Noonday Ambassador. It's a perfect fit for you! Jewelry and a good cause are a match made in heaven!

Bobbie said...

My next piece will be the coin necklace!!

~ Cee ~ said...

I love the capris bracelets, and I especially love that the connection to India. One of my close friends in high school was from Pakistan, and her family had to flee to the United States.

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