Monthly Archives: December 2014

SpReAd The Love Gives Back: Sixth Week

And we’re back! How was your Christmas? Are you back to work yet or do you have off till after the New Year? As for us here at STL, we have one more goody to give away. Back in August Servetus went to see The Crucible and brought back a few posters and has graciously offered one to us to give away. It isn’t signed but if you wanted one here’s your chance to win one from us. All you have to do is let us know about a kindness that you’ve done, or one that’s been done for you, in the comments of this post and that’s it, your name is entered into our drawing. If you’re too shy to comment you can let us know via the Contact Form on the About page. Drawing will be at 5PM ET on Friday January 2. Ready? Go!

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SpReAd the Love Gives Back Week 5…Oh Porter!

Are you all ever in for a treat this week!!  Our good pal Guylty of the fabulous Guylty Pleasure has made a very special donation to SpReAd the Love Gives Back

a RAPS of your very own...

a RAPS of your very own…

That’s right….it’s a coveted John Porter RAPS (that’s RA Portable Shrine for the uninitiated). 

Porter RAPS (4 of 7)

Just report a kindness given or received and you’ll be entered into a drawing for this beauty – complete with mini disco ball and candles.  (I am soooo bummed about my organizer ineligibility on this one!!)

 

 

And The Winner Is…

The winner of SpReAd The Love’s Week Four : Thorin Oakenshield-inspired bracelet giveaway is…Saralee! Saralee, use the Contact Form on the About page and we’ll get your information to send your prize out. Congratulations!

Thanks so much to all who entered and remember we have two more weeks of giveaways inspired by some of Richard Armitage’s most popular characters. We’ll reveal the next prize on Monday and in the meantime check out our sock side challenge…how many pairs does one man need? 🙂

Who’s up for an STL side Challenge? Let’s *sock* it to ’em

It seems that I can’t resist and opportunity for a good (or bad) pun, but I have a proposition for everyone.  In a recent appearance on Good Morning Britain, Richard Armitage gave us a peek at his funky fun socks…

Socks Rock! Original Source

Socks Rock!
Original Source

He also mentioned that he would like to get some socks for Christmas (I wonder if he’s prepared for the deluge of fashionable footwear that’s likely headed his way?)  A funky or festive pair of socks can be a surprising energy booster.  For instance…today is the last day of classes for the fall semester and I celebrated by wearing some festive holiday socks.

wpid-cam00460-1.jpgNo one else can see them (It’s cold…I’m wearing boots!)  but I know that they’re there and the thought of the sparkly gifts (there’s a little dog at the top cuff too) makes me smile throughout the day.

On the subject of socks…or maybe the lack of socks for a lot of people, Jazzy and I were talking and we thought it would be a fun side challenge to signal boost some charities that distribute socks to the needy and to decorate our own sock tree as a record.

So here’s what you do…comment here reporting a donation of socks or information about a charitable organization that distributes socks.  We’ll add a pair of socks to our SpReAd the Love 2014 Sock Tree and credit a kindness to our running total.

I’ll get you started…Hannah’s Socks is an Ohio based non-profit which since 2005 has distributed over half a million pairs of socks to those in need in Western Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  This is just one of many charitable organizations and shelters that operate such programs…We’d love to hear more about one in your area and add to our “sock tree”.

How cool...I can already put up a tree with more socks!!

How cool…I can already put up a tree with more socks!!

Ready….set….SOCKS!!

SpReAd The Love Gives Back Week Four: Thorin Oakenshield

How about that premiere? Did you watch all of it? I’ve loved reading all of the accounts of fans who were there and, of course, looking at all the photos. Since this week is the premiere of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, this week’s giveaway is a bracelet inspired by Thorin Oakenshield and made by me. Thorin’s hood was said by Tolkein to be sky blue and the chips are royal purple with gold spacers.

thorinbracelet

To qualify to win this bracelet all you have to do is let us know in the comments about a kindness that you’ve done or that’s been done for you. On Friday at 5PM ET we’ll draw a name from among those who’ve commented. The kindness doesn’t have to be a huge thing, it can be anything that made your heart a little lighter or your day a little brighter. We’ve loved reading all of the kindnesses you’ve submitted so far! So, ready? Go!