Wednesday, April 20, 2011

JRU Cross Review {and a GIVEAWAY}!!!!!

A couple of weeks ago I arrived home to find a big brown box from DaySpring on my front porch and suddenly I remembered, EEEEEE, it must be my product to review for (in)courage's April Inspired Deals!!

Well you better believe that I didn't even take my purse off my shoulder before I ripped into that box to see what pretty pretty I had received to review! And lucky for me it was the Everyday Faith Handmade Cross from Studio JRU!!

Me. Likey. 

The beautiful dark wooden cross is just heavy enough to let you know it's made of good stuff but not too heavy that you'd be able to grab it off the wall and defend yourself in some kind of hand-to-hand combat. 

Because, really, why would you grab it anyway? 

Another reason I love it {apart from the sheer beauty, because...duh.} is the blue-ish with some brown-ish color on the background of the cross matches about every single piece of furniture I own perfectly. 

And the words?  

Love the words.

I don't remember these words often enough. 

The only problem I ran into was trying to decide where to put it. And let's face it, that's not a problem with the cross, that's a problem with the dummy typing this. 
My first thought? My cross wall.

And just in case you're wondering, those crosses aren't crooked. I promise. {Promise.} This is just evidently a really weird angle to take this picture from. And you might also be thinking, your cross wall is kinda...ummm...bare isn't it? 

You'd be correct. I bought those two crosses for less than $10 {combined} and I have to really like a cross to spend money on it. I'm young. Give me time. 

So I grabbed my hammer and a nail and went to work. But not before taking a picture. {Nerd.} And this was LATE Monday evening and I'm quite proud of my hair. Looking good for it to be 10:30 p.m.

Well, I think I've lived in this house long enough to forget that those two nails where the crosses are already hanging came courtesy of whoever lived there before. I did not hammer those nails in. And I did not hammer this nail  in because goodness gracious it was super hard. I tried for approximately 10 minutes before giving up and deciding the cross had to go somewhere else. {sad}. 

My next choice was my mantle. And as you can see, the mantle needs some livening up. 

Once I took this picture I realized how 'off' my mantle really was. It's all Tally McTallerson on the left side and Shorty McShorterson on the right. So...

Voila. I like the pretty cross better than the old tin container that I bought for $2.00 at a yard sale that's full of movie ticket and concert stubs and the like. After looking at this picture, I'm thinking I may even switch the cross and the green bird. Move the tallness over a ltitle bit more. 

So there you have it. My home was beautified by this attractive piece of hand-crafted art.

And now you're like, "Oh Rebekah, I want one." aren't you? 

You're in LUCK! 
Dayspring has given me a $20 coupon code for one of YOU to win!! Aren't they the best?  

To enter, visit the DaySpring online store. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite DaySpring item 
{or two, or three, or five. Good luck narrowing it down} :) 

You can get additional entries by:

{1} Visit the Studio JRU store and tell me which gorgie-poo item you'd buy by commenting on this post. (one entry)
{2} Subscribe to The Most Random of Random by clicking right over there --> (one entry)
{3} Tweet or share this giveaway post on Facebook. (one entry) 

4 ways to win! Leave a separate comment for each way you enter. 

Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. (CST) Saturday, April 23rd
I'll choose a winner using and announce it Monday, April 25th. 

If you win, shipping charges will apply to whatever cute loot you decide to buy with your coupon. 

Because I'm all for full disclosure - I received the products mentioned in this post for free from DaySpring solely for the purpose of reviewing and hosting a giveaway. All opinions expressed above are mine and mine alone.  

Best of luck to all of you!! 


  1. First, I love the picture of you with the hammer. :)
    Second, I really like the block art of Isaiah 49:16 seen here --->
    To have a reminder that my name is engraved on the palm of God's's just powerful stuff right there. So glad I popped over to Dayspring and got that reminder today!

    I like the Wings of the Dawn art over at JRU studio! So pretty and such a wonderful verse!!

    I already subscribe to your blog, it goes right to my google reader...does that count as an entry? :D

    And here I go to tweet your blog post on twitter.

    There's my entries...but even if I don't win I'm just glad you reminded me to check out the Dayspring store. I heart so many of their products! Gave me super inspiration to things I'd like to add to my home decor. :)

    Love ya, dear one!


  2. Love this post. Very fun. Thanks for partnering with us... we are blessed by it.

  3. Ok, just because you told me to post separately...
    I like the Wings of the Dawn art over at JRU studio! So pretty and such a wonderful verse!!

  4. Also tweeted the link to your blog :)

  5. I would like to buy Ann Voskamp's 365 journal. OR the cross you received. I love home decor!

  6. I love EVERYTHING on Studio JRU Artisan. My favorite is "This family believes." It's so simple, yet so important.

  7. I am following you on Google Friend connect. I will get your blog in my dashboard.

  8. I tweeted about your giveaway!! @brightmyer86

  9. You crack me up! Oh how I love you! Thanks for linking up your review!

  10. I really like the Urban Soul wall art with Phil. 4:13 on it...along with about 2 dozen other things! But I think that is what I would get ;)

  11. My favorite item is the By Grace Alone Necklace Lisa Leonard necklace.

  12. I like the Inspirational Art - Picked from the Studio JRU store.



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