Jitney's Journeys : Take Hope | Share Hope GIVEAWAY with Shattered Magazine!!

The day is finally here!!

We're partnering with Shattered Magazine to host our first true giveaway ever!! We're calling it the Take Hope | Share Hope Giveaway. And we're pumped. So pumped, in fact, that we have been working the last few weeks getting these custom goodies ready. Prepare to have your knee-high socks knocked off.

The winner will receive ALL the custom designed goodies by Jitney's Journeys pictured here, including TWO subscriptions to Shattered! Why two? Because we know you love to SHARE and you can keep one subscription for yourself and give one away! Plus we're pretty sure a friend or two would love to be encouraged by a couple of the other goodies in the bag too. So enter to #takehopesharehope as we continue to #celebrateShattered!

Each product included in the giveaway (with the exception of the Shattered Magazines) has been created and handmade by the Jitney's Journeys team. Whoop whoop!


Here's an up-close look of what's in the bag:

(1) Large "Take Heart" Burlap Tote (John 16:33)

(1) Large "Take Heart" Burlap Tote (John 16:33)

(1) Small Barnwood Hope Sign

(1) Small Barnwood Hope Sign

(1) Hand-etched "Take Heart" Leather Beaded Bracelet

(1) Hand-etched "Take Heart" Leather Beaded Bracelet

 

Side Note: This is also a semi-celebration for new products that we are adding to the Jitney product line. Most of these products will be available in the Etsy Shop in July. Can't wait to place a special order? Email us at jitneysjourneys[at]gmail[dot]com or message us on Facebook and we will begin working on your order as soon as possible. Why are we waiting until July? Read about it here

$10 Credit towards your purchase in the  Jitney's Journeys Etsy Shop

$10 Credit towards your purchase in the Jitney's Journeys Etsy Shop

(2) Subscriptions to  Shattered Magazine

(2) Subscriptions to Shattered Magazine

(1) "LOVE" Banner with flowers on each end

(1) "LOVE" Banner with flowers on each end

(1) Coffee Cuffee

(1) Coffee Cuffee

Feel free to share the giveaway on your blog, Instagram feed, Twitter and FB pages! Be sure to post the giveaway with #takehopesharehope and #celebrateshattered. Enter below and good luck!!!

Jitney's Journeys : God's Provision & His Blessings [we've been published!!]

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you already know half of the super exciting announcement... but WE'VE BEEN PUBLISHED!!! 


How It Happened:
It all started in January when JD and I headed up the merchandise table for a youth retreat at church. Through that, we met the amazing Sarah Holmes and (of course) became Facebook friends within a day. She read one of our blog posts that I basically poured my heart into (which I don't do too often so there's no explanation other than God's timing in that) - The Marriage and Transparency Post - and she instantly wrote me a message asking if she could send it to the managing editor of Shattered Magazine. With a tad of hesitation (because I was thinking, "seriously, me?!"), I told her to send it on. Minutes later, Emily (managing editor) wrote me one of the best emails I've ever received in my life with praises about the blog and Jitney's. We totally don't deserve those praises but it definitely rocked my world. :)

So she sent me a few writing prompts and we narrowed it down to a story about our travels (the main story is about an eye-opening event we had in Germany, but you're just going to have to buy a copy to read for yourself). I also feel like I need to throw in here that, through this process, Emily has become one of my dearest friends. And we probably have way too many hysterical (and sometimes life-changing) email threads to prove it (with lots of hashtags). 


But back to the magazine... I saw the cover on the Shattered FB page and look!!


We made it as a cover story!!!!

Ahhhhh!!!
#jitneysjourneys

We also wrote out a list of Tips and Tricks for your summer vacation which was tacked on to the end of our article.



Emily and me at the One Year of Shattered Event

The greatest honor of being published in this particular magazine is because the purpose radiates deep to my core. It's a magazine about Real Life, Real Hope and Real Purpose. 

Shattered isn’t your typical magazine. In fact, it’s much more than a magazine — it’s a Gospel-centered movement of authenticity. Shattered believes that there is a need to break down barriers people have built within and among themselves and seeks to do so by sharing personal stories that point to the hope and power of an identity in Jesus Christ — who redefines lives and shatters the darkness of this broken world. No matter where you’ve come from or where you are, our heart is to remind you that God has a purpose for you as part of His greatest story of all.  -- Shattered

It's about Truth. Vulnerability. Brokenness. Seasons. Trust. 

It's about ugliness and the Beauty that God creates out of it.  

It's about the Gospel.
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The magazine is distributed nationally at Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million. You can pick up the summer issue in a couple of weeks....

Which lines up with the other half of the big announcement - Jitney's Journeys will be doing our first GIVEAWAY!!!! We're partnering with Shattered Magazine to give away a bag filled with lots of wonderful Jitney products and TWO subscriptions to Shattered!!! It would be an understatement to say that I am - ridiculously excited - about this. The giveaway will begin May 26th and end May 30th. There will be lots of ways to enter so don't miss out!! 
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And finally, because this tiny moment brought so much joy to my life, that I just can't help but share it with you....

As JD was flipping through the magazine, he saw the photos of this little boy and said, "Hey! Who took these photos of me as a kid?!" 


And he wasn't kidding. This little boy (Andrew) looks identical to JD as a kid. It's his little mini doppleganger. We laughed so hard... but then I read their story. My laughter quickly turned into tears, then my tears turned back into sweet, sweet laughter again. This article is slashes the heart in such a good way. Staci's words are beautifully written.

So, seriously... Go buy the issue or subscribe or get your hands on a copy somehow because God moves like lightning through each story. Be challenged.