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GIVEAWAY: We’re Mixing It Up This Year on Our Fifth Anniversary!

Friends, can you believe it’s been FIVE YEARS since the beginning of Catholic Sistas? I look back with so many fond memories of what this small apostolate has accomplished over the years, and I thank God for the opportunity to have been able to share our small slice of the internet with you all. This year, we are mixing it up a bit and doing a giveaway that ties in some of our favorite ways to engage you all – food! 

Over the years, we have shared testimonials with you, how-to’s, created a library of resource articles, shared heart-breaking stories of pregnancy and infant loss, celebrated the joys of choosing life, informed you about the abortion industry, hosted many prayer campaigns, given you hope and encouragement in homeschooling, and spread our wings into social media over the years, sharing memes and articles of interest that are prayerful, relational, funny, engaging, informative, necessary, and inviting. We even created one of the most amazing organizational tools to help you with your domestic Church – the Catholic Through The Year planner and bundles, which are a primary source of support to help defray the costs of the blog. 

We’ve even asked you What’s For Dinner? on a daily basis for many years now.

And guess what? Because the Mass is the ultimate banquet, a food theme to celebrate five years just seemed like a no brainer! 

This year’s giveaway is different because we wanted to tie in an everyday connection we make with our readers on social media using What’s For Dinner? as the inspiration and tie it into the domestic Church, which is full of reasons to pray, celebrate, and feast with great food and amazing fellowship with friends and family. 

As we head into year six, we ask for your continued prayers for the blog, the writers, and the good work coming from Catholic Sistas. 

This giveaway is like no other we’ve ever done and we hope you enjoy it. 

With sincere gratitude, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support through the years. May God bless each and every one of you. πŸ™‚ 

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

 


CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET BELOW!

THE LOOT

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One GRAND PRIZE WINNER

will receive this gorgeous

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield in a lovely Marian Blue

AND

a custom Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread decal FOR your new mixer!

VALUE $340

 


RUNNER UP PRIZES

will each have one winner per prize

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{FIVE winners} Catholic Through The Year PDF downloadable

2016-2017 Academic Calendar Planner 

by Catholic Sistas

TOTAL VALUE $42.50

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

Everyone wants that pretty Catholic planner that uniquely expresses themselves, but not everyone has big bucks to throw at one. This July 2016 – June 2017 PDF download allows you to print up this beautifully crafted, well-thought out planner as you think best fits your needs. The planner is completely customizable, with lots of blank space for you to set up. It includes a meaty section of prayers, includes daily Mass readings from the Novus Ordo, and feast days for both the ordinary and extraordinary form, making its reach like no other Catholic PDF downloadable planner out there! Additionally, you have a place to do an Ignatian daily examination of conscience, and a place to do a Spiritual Sketch, where you can jot down your spiritual goals and track them through the year. It doesn’t stop there! Fun features include a place to jot down the temps for the week, track your water intake, and monthly goals! You will want for nothing with this planner and I can’t wait for five of you to win this!

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{ONE winner} Two Hearts Embroidered Apron 

from
 Custom Missal and Breviary Covers

VALUE $29.99

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

Show your devotion to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts with this gorgeous, embroidered apron! Yes, it is embroidered, not screen printed, giving it a rich, elegant look! This apron is so unique, it is the perfect gift for that hard to shop for person. Appropriate for both men and women.

This white apron has a soil release finish and gives you full length protection. 7-ounce, 100% cotton twill with soil-release finish for added stain protection Two waist-level Patch Pockets, pen pocket, 1-inch wide neck and waist ties, adjustable neck strap. Measures 22″W x 30″L.

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{ONE winner}  The Vatican Cookbook: Presented by the Pontifical Swiss Guard {Hard copy}

VALUE $18.97

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

From the Pope’s table to yours . . .

Pontifical Swiss Guard presents … a book like no other. From the elite protectors of the Popes and Defenders of the Faith for more than 500 years, a unique collection of exceptional recipes from simple to sublime, everyday staples to holiday feasts. Here are the classics served at Vatican tables for centuries and the finest of modern cuisine.

Best of all, we pay tribute to Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and Holy Pope John Paul II with the personal favorite dishes from their homelands of Argentina, Bavaria, and Poland.

A marvelous cookbook and so much more. The Vatican Cookbook features superb photographs that take us behind the scenes to secret and special places of Vatican City. Walk the hallowed halls of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the stories and legends of the Swiss Guard handed down since the days of Michelangelo. 

For all who love to cook and share meals with family and friends, and for all who are fascinated by the wonders and the grandeur of the Vatican, the Swiss Guard is pleased to offer you … The Vatican Cookbook.

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{ONE winner} Chick-Fil-A Family Size Gift Card

VALUE $50

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

Who doesn’t love Chick Fil A? Enjoy a hearty meal courtesy of Catholic Sistas with your $50 gift card.

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{ONE winner} Set of 2 Prints, Grace Before (and After) Meals

from
Dovetail Ink

VALUE $45

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

Grace Before Meals and Grace After Meals are bright and cheerful reminders of the ideal way to start and finish our meals: with prayer! These fun illustrations of traditional prayers contain the full text of both.

Beautiful prints from Dovetail Ink, these would go perfectly in any kitchen! Winner will receive both the Grace Before and Grace After Meals, plus a bonus set of family prayer cards. Choose between 8×10 or 11×14″ prints, personalized for your family if desired. 

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{TWO winners} (1) ebook copy of Feast! and (1) ebook copy of More Feasts!

by
Carrots for Michelmas

VALUE $12

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Feast! includes reflections on Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter and 23 simple real food recipes for liturgical seasons and saints’ days.

More Feasts! features 10 new liturgical year recipes (all gluten-free!) as well as reflections on the liturgical seasons and activities for celebrating the Christian Year.

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{ONE winner} THE WEIGHT OF A MASS award-winning book

by
Catholic Child

VALUE $18

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year! The Weight Of A Mass is actually based on a true story! The beautifully illustrated award-winning book tells the story of a little village whose inhabitants have grown cold in their faith, hardening their hearts to our Lord and the Mass. Through the interactions of a hungry beggar and a proud baker, faith returns to the villagers. 

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{THREE winners} SPECIAL FLAVOR, The Movie

by
CCC of America and Project 36

VALUE $30

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

 

A disobedient boy gets a special flavor ice cream that makes his parents obey whatever he says.

Struggling with authority, Tom is given a chance to learn what it means to take control. After encountering an ice cream man with a special flavor, his strict father and distant mother are at his beck and call.

Watch what happens 27 ice creams later!


 ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY SPONSORS

 

Making Little Saints

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

Darling custom-made little saint peg dolls!

 

Zelie Wraps

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

Zelie Wraps is a fledgling company creating beautiful, functional wraps for babywearing in unique patterns. Named for St. Zelie, the mother of St. Therese of Lisieux, we honor her beautiful witness to motherhood!

 

Project 36

Giveaway: We're Mixing It Up This Year!

Dedicated to providing thoughtful, inventive entertainment with powerful themes, San Antonio-based Project 36 develops films and plays that entertain, challenge, and inspire our community. By telling compelling narratives about subjects outside the sphere of public consciousness and through partnerships with related non-profits, we enact a more concrete response than we could by solely raising awareness. By doing so, we not only use art to give a voice to the voiceless, but call the community to action by connecting its members with powerful, undiscovered organizations. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


 THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Contest will run from midnight Thursday, August 18, 2016 – through Thursday, August 25 at midnight.
  • Winners will be drawn randomly using Rafflecopter. CS will email the winners. Once they confirm they will be publicly announced on the blog. {Every effort will be made to contact a winner, but after three days without contact, a new winner will be chosen.}
  • Winner is responsible for contacting the sponsor of the prize they won in order to work out details of delivery.
  • Eligibility: Prizes are available to residents of the U.S.A. only.
  • CS reserves the right to alter the giveaway terms or items at any time.
  • This giveaway is not associated with Facebook.
  • The companies who have donated these items have generously agreed to include their items in a giveaway that CS is hosting.

Thank you so much for reading; this blog wouldn’t exist without YOU! Good luck!

By Martina Kreitzer

Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to eight kiddos here {and three in heaven}– 4/96-12/19. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools and is currently transitioning out of homeschooling. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She is also a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.

114 replies on “GIVEAWAY: We’re Mixing It Up This Year on Our Fifth Anniversary!”

I would finally be able to make my own gluten free bread because of allergies! Would save me a lot of money

The first thing I would make would be a (gluten free) cake with my children. My grandma’s recipe with homemade chocolate buttercream. I would just want it to be simple and lovely. πŸ™‚

This mixer is beautiful! The first thing I’d make is coffee cake to share with some of my Catholic sistas!

The first thing that came to mind was having my husband make chocolate chip cookies…mmmm he’s an awesome baker πŸ™‚

I would bake Cuban empanadas just like my mom did with her Kitchenaid when I was a little girl.

I would have such baking adventures with this with my kiddos. Not sure what I’d make first- probably snicker doodles!
All of the items are wonderful! What an amazing and generous give-away!! Very exciting!

I miss my blender so much! I would love to my pizza dough or bread with it again. Also, cookies, cake, pie…Thanks for the opportunity and Happy Anniversary!

My daughters birthday is right around the corner and we would both live nothing more than to make her a homemade cake in a real stand mixer. She’ll be 8 right about the time #4 arrives and it would make her feel so special!

I think I’d bake a nice big batch of cookies for my husband and kids – my 2 year old is obsessed with “choc-it cookies”!

I’ve always wanted to try making homemade whipped cream in one of these! I’d put in on my husbands famous strawberry shortcake!

It’s such a beautiful colour Kitchen Aid . I’d love to make a pavlova using it. Good Luck to everyone οΏ½ (but St Anthony, please… and my Little Flower St Therese… pppllleeaassee intercede for me)… οΏ½

This awesome! Congrats on 5 years! I love your blog and the Catholic planner I got last year!
I would use the mixer to make tons and tons of muffins to freeze for easy breakfast for the school year! ?

Awesome prizes. I would use that beautiful blue Kitchen-Aid to make grain-free chocolate chip cookies.

I would have to bake my vlaai (Dutch pie) recipe. My mixer is getting too weak to make the dough very well.

The first thing I will bake when I win will be some good ol’ bread. Everybody likes bread:)

These are some awesome prizes! I would make some yummy gluten free banana bread! πŸ™‚

Cookies! Chocolate chip…peanut butter…monster cookies…ALL the cookies!!! DH and I are buying our first house and I turn 30 next month…this would be an awesome housewarming/birthday present and our 3 little boys would love helping me make cookies!!!

With the mixer I’d be making some zucchini bread the moment it came, but I’d also be excited try something new out of one of those cookbooks. (a little harder with food allergies). You peaked my interest with the ice cream book! Gotta check it out.

My husband and I are bakers. We love baking things to give away. The one tool we don’t have is a mixer. Thanks for the opportunity to enter in this give away! I love all the work that Catholic Sistas does.

I’d love to add this mixer to my blue-loving, culinary school headed, daughter’s hope chest!

Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these awesome prizes. I love seeing Catholicsistas in my inbox!

Can’t wait to make some French macarons! Maybe I’ll finally get them right with some great equipment! πŸ˜€

If I win the mixer, I’ll give it to my daughter since I’m already blessed with an awesome Kitchenaid mixer. I imagine that first thing she’ll bake is challah bread for her littles. It’s one of those recipes passed down from mom to daughter. Thank you so much for hosting this contest!!!!

Congrats on the anniversary!! Love the giveaways, the apron o’s fantastic and who would not love a Marian blue KitchenAide mixer!!

We will probably bake pumpkin muffins or bars! It’s almost fall and pumpkin is a big favorite around here!

A pumpkin spice cakes with walnuts and cream cheese frosting! My family would be very, very happy.

My 10 YO daughter has recently become very interested in baking and cupcakes are her specialty. She would really enjoy this mixer!

I would bake black forest cake, with big fat cherries and rich dark chocolate and ohmygoodness. Then i would invite my best friends (and guides to Christ) to have some with me. πŸ™‚

Snickerdoodles with the girls just like my mom made with me; BTW thanks, Catholic Sistas for being with me as I came back to the Church several years ago<3

I’d bake some chocolate chip cookies for the family!! And then some banana bread…and then some brownies…and then some :0)

Thanks for the chance to win!!

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