"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

08 February 2013

Sseko's "Sole-Mate" Giveaway!

If you've been joining me here for any amount of time, you know how much I love companies with a good cause, particularly ones that are based in Africa.

Speaking of Africa, have you seen this picture that's been floating around Facebook recently? 
I just love it. Look at all those cute bare feet.

It was accompanied by this blurb: 

"An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basketful of fruit near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first would win the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they took each others' hands and ran to the basket together. Then they sat together, enjoying the treats. When he asked them why they had run like that, as one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said, "Ubuntu. How can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?" 

'Ubuntu' in the Xhosa culture means: 'I am because we are.'"

Isn't that just beautiful? What a different world this would be if we all operated with that philosophy.


If you've been with me for the past year, you know that one of my favorite companies is Sseko Designs. I love them so much that on top of raving about them here, I emailed The Pioneer Woman about them with the hopes that she might give them a shout-out on her way-more-popular-than-mine-will-ever-be blog. Who would have thought she would actually do it ... and I would receive these beautiful straps from Sseko as a thank you?

Anyway, here's what I really want to tell you about today.*

First of all, there's a pre-spring clearance sale going on over at Sseko right now. They're getting ready to put out a bunch of beautiful, new straps, so some of the past designs are 50% off!

I especially like this one.
And this one.
And this one is just gorgeous.
You're welcome.

Secondly, Sseko is having a Sole-Mate Giveaway for Valentine's Day!
(I am not having leg envy. I am not having leg envy.)


Here's what you need to do:
1. "Like" their business page on Facebook.
2. Tell them who your soulmate is and why.
3. Share about the giveaway.

You're welcome.

You can express your overflowing gratitude to me for telling you about such an awesome company and such an awesome giveaway, you can get me this for Valentine's Day:
Here's a video tutorial on how they did the Rosey-Toesy Tie.

I have one more piece of awesome to share with you from Sseko. Look at these curtains they made from old straps!
They just got even cooler in my book. You know I pinned this as soon as I saw it!

Speaking of Pinterest, one night, I was wasting a lot of time sparking my creative juices on there, and I kept coming across these incredible ideas for organization, cleaning, what-have-you. Each time I saw something particularly inspiring, I would yelp, "GENIUS!" After about the third time I did that, N started laughing at me.

Well. These curtains are GENIUS.

Disclaimer: Sseko has no idea I'm writing about them. I'm just a huge fan of their shoes. Over and out.

*If you know me AT ALL, you know that I'm not at all a fashionista nor do I typically encourage a buy-buy-buy mentality. I hold firmly to 1 Timothy 2:9, where it says, "And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes." However, we obviously have to wear something, and I feel that purchasing our clothing, shoes and accessories from companies like Sseko Designs is a good investment of the blessings God sends our way.

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