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My crazy day!

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My crazy day!

Posted on 31 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

I’ve had so much fun this week reading all the wonderful Poppy Dips. They have been funny, touching, *sniff* and adorable! It’s made me focus on James 1… count it all joy when you face testing. We can always find a Poppy Dip in our day.
All day long today… I have pondered on choosing my favorite Poppy Dip: Hubby is out of town, sweet Zoie is sick with sinus infection, bronchitis and cutting 4 molars (I just found that out) Awesome M jumped in and packed himself for 2 weeks at Kanakuk Golf Kamp. I love teenagers! Awesome H played with sissy so I could take him to Mexican food lunch date, but an hour before kamp he learned the hard way to look reallllly good for parked cars behind your vehicle. It was a solid crunch, but thankfully there was no one trying to get in their car. WHEW!! 10 people ran toward us and my teen handled it like a pro… pointing at me “She did it!” Just kidding. He was very grateful the damage was minimal and no cops involved.

Kamp dropoff, no nap Zo = VERY grumpy baby. Pizza delivery. Praying all drama is over for the day! That’s why there is no way I can pick just 1 Poppy Dip today…. it was all good and crazy!

Poppy Dip contest ends at midnight:)
Keep writing those “P Dips”

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Poppy Dip Contest 6… one more day to WIN!

Posted on 31 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

Share your Poppy Dip day with me…. it’s your last chance to win! All you need to do is share one thing that made today extra special. Enter 1x a day. I’ll draw a name on Saturday & share the winner via bloggy video in the afternoon when Zoie naps:)

If I draw your name… you win a very special Poppy Dip dress! You pick the fabric available and size…graciously donated by Sallee.

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Poppy Dip Contest… Give me your best today:)

Posted on 30 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

It’s been a rough morning… poor Zoie is sick. I wanted to hear today one thing that you are so grateful for… a special Poppy Dip. I’m grateful for my kids this morning! They are making their baby sister smile even though she’s feeling miserable!

What is your special Poppy Dip, even when things are hard?

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Wednesday WOW Recipe… S’more Bars

Posted on 29 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

We loved family camp this year…. adorable Sarah Yocum gave me this yummy creation she made up on her own. She wakes up in the middle of the night and writes recipes that come to her head. I think that’s simply amazing! She gave me permission to post her one-of-a-king original S’more Bars. Thanks sister!

The stuff you need:

1 1/2 cups of butter
1 2/3 cup of sugar
2 eggs
3 teaspoons of vanilla
1 box of graham crackers
1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon salt
8 chocolate bars, dark or milk ch.
3 cups mini marshmallows

Go for it:
Preheat oven to 350.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs and vanilla, stir in crushed graham crackers. Take 1/2 of the mixture and press firmly in the bottom of a 13×9 pan. Add chocolate bars in a single layer on top and cover with mini marshmallows. Add last half of cracker crust and cover marshmallows and press firmly. Bake for 20-24 minuets.

Sarah baked this delighful treat for us on her 24 and we gobbled them up! Keep enjoying your summer & all the yummy things to pig out on:)

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Poppy Dip Contest Day 5… enter 1 x a day!

Posted on 29 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

I love reading your “Poppy Dips”… they make my day a little brighter! Keep sharing to win… that’s how easy this contest is. Here’s Zoie’s new Poppy Dip dress.
Sea Beauties.

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Pray for AW families tonight… passing court miracles!

Posted on 28 July 2009 by Kari Gibson


Our dear friends received their referral back in Feb. and are still waiting to bring home their 2 beautiful children. Problems happened that were out of their control, but they have had to wait so long. Tonight in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia they have their official court date and we pray that they pass with flying colors. God won’t allow his precious children to stay in Ethiopia a second longer than He has planned! We pray that THIS IS IT!

Here’s how you can pray (a note from Kim)
*that the judge is satisfied with all our court documents and how they read, that the Women’s ministry MOWA writes the recommendation letter we need, and general favor upon our case.

At some point Wednesday morning our agency will call to let us know how things went. I will post an update on our blog A Blissful Heart

Gillman family we are hoping and dreaming and praying and cheering that you hear the words… you passed!! I have your favorite cupcakes and we can’t wait to celebrate God’s miracles no matter what!

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Poppy Dip Contest Day 4… enter 1 x a day!

Posted on 28 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

My poppy dip today…. all 3 kiddos are sleeping in late:)
Who’s going to win an adorable Poppy Dip dress?

One more thing to add… I bumped smack into an AWAA family today at the Landing! It was so great to meet Michelle Witaker and her adorable kiddos. What a special surprise:)

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Mr. Ipod Touch’s NEW family!

Posted on 27 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

Mr. iPod Touch’s new family…. was so awesome to send us pics! You might recognize new mom… Sallee (she’s Poppy Dip mom too:) What an incredible family. They are living examples of the gift of adoption and love and fun! I think Mr. Touch is feeling right at home now!

If you are interested in bringing home his niece, Lulu iPod Touch… take a peek at my BF’s blog and Raffle Contest. She is joining the Haiti mission trip and needs our help!

Mr. Ipod Touch we love you.

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It’s A Poppy Dip Day 3… enter 1 x a day!

Posted on 27 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

I can’t wait to read all your “Poppy Dips” today!! Bloggy friends, you are my Poppy Dip blessing!! OK… even though it’s my contest, I had to share my Poppy Dip today was getting a “happy” in the mail from Mr. Ipod Touch’s new mom, Sallee!!! Zoie’s new dress… Little Mermaid is soooooo adorable!!!

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Miss Lulu iPod Touch RAFFLE…. my friend’s mission trip contest!

Posted on 26 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

My friend Julie (Juju) Neal is going to Haiti with me on our incredible mission trip with JRA!!!!! Join in on the fun and buy your “virtual” raffle tickets on her blog for the next 10 days to win Miss Lulu iPod Touch!!! Just click here…. RAFFLE!

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It’s A Poppy Dip Day 2… enter 1 x a day!

Posted on 26 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

Poppy Dip Day 2… leave your comment to win a dress!!
Check out the new Christmas fabrics!

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Brave Hearted Chick Contest!

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Brave Hearted Chick Contest!

Posted on 25 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

I’m a huge fan of the cutest dresses on the bloggy block…Poppy Dip!

If you have a girl, these dresses will make even the cloudiest day brighter! Poppy Dip mom, Sallee is adopting again from Ethiopia and sewing these adorable creations for their fundraiser at the very affordable price of $25… tons of fabrics to choose from!

You can win an original dress right here at Simply Love. Every day you can enter to win! Here’s what you have to do.

“The name, It’s Poppy Dip, means “everything is good”… it’s an expression that our 2 year old (from Ethiopia!!) loves to say when he’s happy and it’s good!!” Sallee

Here’s how the contest works: I want to know what makes your day a Poppy Dip day. Leave me a comment and share one Poppy Dip “everything is good” thing about your day. You may enter 1 time every day for a chance to win. The more comments you leave the greater your chances will be. I will randomly choose a name on Saturday, Aug. 1st. You choose the fabric and Sallee sews the prize. We’ll announce the winner via bloggy video.

Grab your high heels…. On your mark, get set go!

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Posted on 24 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

No words. Just pics.

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NEW CONTEST…. nitty gritty details!!

Posted on 23 July 2009 by Kari Gibson

I’m thrilled to announce to my bloggy friends a NEW CONTEST starting soon!!! Yep, I’m having withdrawals and came up with a fun contest & a fun prize just for YOU! I’ll share the nitty gritty details on Saturday. Stay tuned….the race is on!! One entry per day. You can even wear your high heels:)


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