Friday, November 1, 2013

RAOK Day 31

Hi there! Welcome to Almond Place! I can hardly believe this is the last day of the month! 

Today's RAOK is a double up! Since it's the last day of the month, I've decided to do a giveaway AND an RAOK here in my own community.

I spent the morning at Andrew's school volunteering and decided to hang out through lunch. I love seeing little glimpses of their every day life and I can usually get a great conversation out of him over a plate of food, so these short meal times are like gold to me. He had credit in his account to buy lunch and I figured they could just take my lunch cost out his but that was a no-go. I had no cash so the nice cafeteria lady let me promise to bring $ back....which I the form of a $20 bill. 

Lunch is only $3 for grownups so while she couldn't give me change she said she could put the rest in Andrew's account. I knew he would never use that much $ in his lunch account so I told her to put it into the account of a student whose account she knew was delinquent and that they would be unable to pay. The look on her face was amazing and honestly, this was my favorite random act of kindness for the entire month...because not only was I able to provide it for a student in need but SHE got to be able to tell the kiddo and she was thrilled! She also could not believe that anyone would choose to do that and was so very thankful. This is the best $17 I've spent in a long time.

We are abundantly blessed as a family and I am so thankful I was able to pass it on this month. 

So, this leads me to my next giveaway! Most of you know that Project Life by Miss Becky Higgins is how I do 100% of my memory keeping now. It's super simple...pop your photo in the slot and choose a corresponding card to journal on.

I have a super versatile "Seasons" mini kit and a mini album in red (cherry) up for grabs. This would be perfect for documenting a year by choosing a few favorite photos from each season. The album hold 80 4x6 cards/photos. 

Here is a sample photo of the cards straight from Becky's site:

It's stinkin' adorable. I've already used one kit in our family album and I full on intend to buy another for the kids' albums. I love this system so much that I want you to have a chance to try it out...I promise you'll be hooked! It truly makes the documenting process super fun, super simple and so doable.

And since you need photos to go along with it, I'll toss in a $20 gift card to Persnickety Prints. They are an amazing print shop in Utah. Their quality is TOP NOTCH. I print my photos exclusively through them now with the exception of using my little photo printer for on the spot printing.

Sooo...want to win? The rules: start following the blog! Leave a comment with your name and city and letting me know you clicked that "follow me" button ;-) Want an extra chance to win? Follow me on Instagram, take a screen shot of the 31 days of RAOK photo and re-gram it with #almondplacegiveaway
And don't forget to share with your friends! A little side note: I will ship anywhere in the US and will your photos from Persnickety Prints.

You've got one week to spread the word...the more the merrier! I'll randomly select a winner next Friday night at 8pm (AZ time) and announce it on the blog on Saturday. 

I hope you've enjoyed 31 days of Random Acts of Kindness and I hope you'll stick around to see what's coming up next!