It's been SO fun hearing about how impactful Let's Party Like Girls was...both for the nonprofits we worked with as well as loving on the ladies who attended! Having women leave with their arms full of giveaway items and new friends digits in their phones just makes my heart soar.
Because I kept telling everyone the whole point to this evening is:
Being filled so you can pour out
That being said, I really wanted to do a big shout-out to the incredible girl-bosses who so selflessly and generously donated giveaway items!!
You ready for this big (fun) roundup?!
Fed by Bread
I'm thrilled to start out by telling you about my dear friend Hollie's company Fed by Bread. We Serve Kneads is their tagline, (how cute is that?!) and serving needs is something they most certainly do since 100% of their profits go to feed children in Rwanda.
Head to her site and see all they do (and all you can order)!
Another sweet and generous supporter of Let's Party Like Girls is Krista, the founder of Root Pretty! If you've not heard of this incredible beauty brand...be excited! Root Pretty is all about natural makeup, skincare, haircare, body care & even non-toxic cleaning products.
They're vegan, organic, gluten-free, don't have any fillers, and are hand-poured! Their products are so yummy.
We LOVE everything they are and do.
Anchored Press Devotional Planners are one of my favorite things ever. Founded by my dear friend Deana, it's every bit as gorgeous as it is helpful. And when I say helpful, I mean...yes, it'll definitely keep you organized...all the details and sections she includes are amazing.
But I also mean helpful because it keeps me in the Word all day long!
Head over to her website and see what I mean! Oh...and this will be the second year I contribute and have a week of devotionals inside!
I share this honor with Rebekah Lyons, Audrey Roloff, Jamie Ivey, some of my best friends (Amy Kavs and Meredith Watkins), along with many others! 52 weeks in a year means 52 incredible women have stepped up to inspire us to grow closer with Christ throughout each and every day!
Thank you Deana for gifting these!!!! Head to Anchored Press and buy your own!
I met Sara, the creator of Vander Jacket a few years ago at a Denver Seminary event and adored her right away. I had no idea at the time though, that she was the incredible girl boss that she is!!
Vander Jackets are one-of-a-kind, handmade running jackets...made specifically for YOU!
The above photo is mine and I'm so obsessed with it (the package is the gift card she donated...how cute is her packaging?)!
Watch this video from when she had her Kickstarter Campaign.
Whether you're a runner, know a runner...or just want a really fantastic jacket, head to her site and spoil yourself with one!!
I met Ruth Simons (founder of Grace Laced) about 4 years ago and have adored her since. You should have heard the gasps as I pulled out her wildly popular Fields of Joy 2018 calendar during the giveaway portion of our party. It was actually pretty funny. Everybody loves Ruth!
If you don't know Ruth, you need to. Mom of six boys, she infuses Christ's love and scripture into all she does...and she does a lot. Whether homeschooling, writing books, inspiring via social media, or painting the gorgeous things you'll see on her website, etc.
Head to her shop and be inspired!!
Another incredible woman you need to know is Kris Karr, multiple New York Times best-selling author, wellness advocate and cancer thriver. What is a cancer thriver?? Well, Kris has been living with cancer for over a decade. Upon learning in 2003 that she has a rare and incurable (yet thankfully slow-growing) stage IV cancer, she started a self-care pilgrimage.
In Kris' words, "Although I still have cancer, I am healthy, and I run a mission-driven business that serves my community and makes me feel profoundly grateful each and every day. If I can pull that off, just imagine what YOU can do."
My best friend Kiesha has been telling me about Kris for years and am just thrilled that she was willing to team up with us for Let's Party Like Girls by gifting her new juicing book, as well as her Crazy Sexy Love Notes, which is a 52-card deck full of self-love encouragement.
We paired these awesome goodies with Jordanne Marie's fantastic hand-lettered tumbler!! Sadly it's no longer available...but click here for other items in her shop!!
I may have lots of author-friends, but most of them are via Instagram and the like. The incredible women who authored these books however, are real-lives amigas.
Alex, author of Loving my Actual Christmas lives here in Denver and has written several additional books that you simply must check out (especially Loving my Actual Life). This Christmas edition is so fantastic, you guys. It helps remember the heart of all we do during this sometimes too-buy feeling season.
Sara and I met several years back and loved one another instantly...adoption does that, I guess. They also have six children, several whom are adopted (and some out of birth order, like us!). Her books Every Bitter Thing is Sweet and her latest, Unseen are just so incredible.
Check out both ladies' books...you can thank me later!
Queenwood Designs is a local business here in Denver and we are SO thrilled by their generosity in gifting not one, but two signs that we gave away! I thought a fight might break out because the girls all wanted them so badly, haha.
Two lucky ladies went home with arms full!
It's so fun to see how social media unites people. Michele, the creative behind His Paintbrush and I first connected a year or two and I have been in awe over her talent ever since. This incredibly gifted woman has quite a story and one you totally need to read. Born with a type of dwarfism, she travels the globe painting and speaking, while sharing God's loving-kindness with everyone she meets.
Head to her site to purchase notecards as well as fine art lithograph prints. Everything she creates is breathtaking...check it out!
See this cutie with the blue hair? She's the genius hair-guru for all of us in this photo. Though she's been my "hair girl" for several years, she's also been my confidant and friend for even longer. She is incredible. If you're local, you simply must check her out.
Whether it's makeup or hair you need done, you'll never feel more beautiful or inspired as when you leave her salon.
Be inspired by her Instagram page here!
Rustic Shine Designs
Isn't this the coolest thing ever?! Kendra, the creator of Rustic Shine Designs hand-turns each page to create a word or design. I'm so sad I don't remember who won this because I want to ask them for a photo showing where in their home they placed it!!
Want one of your own? Head here for this and many other designs.
Abby Paffrath, the artist behind Art 4 All grew up in Breckenridge and now lives in Jackson Hole. As an artist and lover of the outdoors, she has created a line of hats that allow art to be more than something that rests on a wall. Instead, all are able to enjoy by carrying a little bit of the outdoors with them!
Abby gifted such a large stack of caps that as I tossed them to the winners, I almost felt like I was Oprah saying, "You win a hat...you win a hat...you ALL win a hat!!" (ok maybe there weren't that many, but it felt like it!)
Head here to see all her awesome trucker hats!
Rodan + Fields
with Lisa Thayer
I am SO obsessed with this Rodan + Fields Lashboost. I had lash extensions last year and they were so dreamy...but I just couldn't justify the expense. I started wearing faux lashes most days because I missed the length of the extensions...but it ripped out my real lashes because I wore them so much.
For my birthday back in October though, Ben bought me this last boost. It's so legit and amazing! I was SO thrilled to gift this gorgeous set to a very deserving woman!! If you want your own, email Lisa LJThayer@rodanandfields.com! (click here for this gift set!)
Did you ever get the chance to see our article in Denver Style Magazine? I love how Everthine is featured in the corner! This is the third year we've had their nativity set, ans well as ornaments, tree topper, and scripture based ribbon (which I cannot find online, sorry!) on the several trees in our home and we just LOVE them!
Let's face it...so often faith-based home decor is so cheezy and horrendous. But not when you shop Barbara Rainey's decor line!!
See the "I Am the Bright Morning Star" tree-topper?! Isn't it the cutest?!
A big thank you for all you gifted for Let's Party Like Girls!! There was a lot of squealing going on!!
with Heather Baker
I'm totally a sucker for great packaging...and this is gorgeous! You can go ahead and judge this product by it's cover...cuz it's just as yummy inside! Maskcara isn't for your eyelashes...it's created by a mom named Cara who saw a gap in the beauty industry.
Instead of making women feel more beautiful, she saw a tendency to make them feel more insecure, by convincing them they needed more and more products and more and more rules to abide by in order to meet the standard.
So she created a makeup brand to love on women instead of making them feel less than. Don't you love the heart of that?!
Head here to shop and find out more!
Laura Reinhardt Photography
Laura is the mother of a dear friend from college and a photographer for World Vision. Traveling around the world telling people's stories through the lens of your camera? What a dream job that would be.
She offered that I scroll through hundreds of photos and choose three to give away and these totally tugged at my heart. The smiles on these faces just makes me grin big...and the mother and child on a water walk remind me so much of our boys who used to do this exact thing each day (prohibiting them from going to school).
Such an honor to gift these to three women!
with Kela Lemer
I was first introduced to Mary & Martha last year when speaking at a retreat. One of the girls had a tote that I simply salivated over and when she realized how much I loved it, she gave it to me (who does that?! so sweet) and shared the vision of the company. She didn't work for them...just believes in who they are and what they do!
I totally hate selfies (this ridiculous photo was like 2,051 takes later) but I do LOVE this hat! Amy handmakes all sorts of fun things: from state-hats, to pillows and ornaments, to the cutest no-slip running headbands ever.
I didn't understand what Monat was about for a long time but I'm googly-eyed over it now that I get it's mission. My hair has gotten so much thinner over the years and this legit-bumps up your thickness level! Head here to find out more!!
This book, I Walk for Water is genuinely my favorite children's book ever. The words, the pictures, the message...it's amazing.
I'm so honored to call it's author, Lindsay my friend. Her generosity of multiple books, paper-bead necklaces, and African print Christmas stockings just shows the position of her heart: love on others always. Lindz, thank you so much!!!
Shop her book here!
My dear friend Jen is on a mission of health and loves sharing what she knows! Her giveaway is so timely because so many of us are trying to get our health back on track...eating healthier, being more active, and teaching our families how to thrive.
with Caitlin Horn
Yet another makeup and skincare company that strives for health and beauty. I have been using Beautycounter for years and not only love how it makes my skin feel, but also the emphasis it's founder places on getting in front of congress.
I saved one of the ladies' favorites for last...this you are so loved 3D barn wood sign is even more exquisite in person. I'm so thrilled it went home with a girl that was over-the-moon excited she won it!
The beloved necklace is made of bamboo and is so light and yet substantial at the same time. Husband/Wife team Will and Amy have SO many gorgeous things in their Etsy shop (I totally want their hexagon essential oil shelf!)
I'm so sad that two dear friend's items arrived in the mail after the event! What a bummer! I wanted to make sure I still included them...and will have to figure out if I'm going to save them for next year or have an online giveaway later on or what!
Our kids have loved Karen's Archer Journals for several years and I'm thrilled to tell you that this Christmas edition is so loved that it's sold out on Amazon!! That being said, you can still purchase the original journal, that is as timeless as it is fabulous!
Head here for the Spring edition whose purpose is helping children discover that God's purposes are their target, and His Word is their guide.
I've known Jen, the founder of Picket & Oak, for close to twenty years (we obviously met at birth, haha). First going to Bible school together in England and then traveling Europe together, I can tell you firsthand that this girl is amazing.
After teasing her about pressing wildflowers found in our travels, it's was no surprise when she launched a skincare and wellness brand. Each product Jen crafts is designed to enhance our daily skincare ritual through the intuitive power of botanicals, nourishing plant oils, and natural mineral earth deposits.
Check out her shop! Your skin and body will thank you!
I wanted every woman to leave the party with something. So even if they didn't receive one of the large giveaway items (which was highly unlikely because we had gobs of them...many of our sweet girl bosses send multiples!!), they'd leave with this!
A huge, HUGE thank you to Heather + Kelsey at Denver Style Magazine (my latest article is inside!!) as well as Kathryn from All The Loveliest (I mean hellooooo...she hand paints coffee foam! WHAT?!) for donating 100 copies of your work so no one would leave emptyhanded!
See that cute little roller in there? I included a little bit of Happy, which is my favorite combination for emotional health. Because who doesn't need an extra little dose of happiness?!
If you're curious about essential oils, did you know I have a whole separate website about it? Head here!! It's literally changed our family. I thought it was mumbo-jumbo for a long time but have been using them about 2 1/2 years now and we love them.
A big, HUGE, MASSIVE thank you to each one of these amazing women who so generously gave from their shops. Ladies, you are transforming lives and filling spirits.
Thank you for allowing us to highlight you in recognition of all you have done and are doing!
We can't wait for next year!!
p. p. s. thank you to Sara from Something Styled Co. for letting us use this gorgeous phooto on our intivations!