6th Day of Christmas Giveaway with Amy Carroll

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Welcome to the 6th Day of Christmas Giveaway!! We’re half-way there!!

Each day, December 1-12th, I am featuring a fellow Proverbs 31 sister and an aspect of Christmas. You’ll get to know her and she, in turn, will offer a fabulous giveaway! Simply leave a comment on her post to be entered in the drawing.

And, one soon-to-be-very-giddy gal who comments on all 12 posts will win the GRAND PRIZE! You may comment on all posts until Monday, December 13th when the winners will be announced. (to see the grand prize and get caught up on the posts click here)

Now, here’s our sixth P31 gal……the fantabulous Amy Carroll !!!

In her own words……

Let’s see…a little about myself (that’s always a little daunting!).   The goofiest things make me giggle. Just about anything makes me cry. I cry when I’m happy, sad, moved (even by Hallmark commercials) or in awe of something God has done.

I don’t think on my feet well.  I get a joke a day late and think of the perfect come-back two weeks later.  I love a soak in the tub, hot coffee on cold mornings, candles on my deck, a good story, funky jewelry, and anything that makes me laugh.

I’m married to Barry, the man that I still love madly after over 20 years. We’re both pretty strong-willed, but he makes me laugh every day!

My two boys, Anson and Nolan, are my delight.  I’m simply astounded that I could be a mother of a two huge boys and that I’ve become one of those people who’s simply silly about her dog, a miniature dachshund named Hilde.

My work with Proverbs 31 Ministries is fueled by my passion for Jesus, and I love it!

As well as serving on the Speaker Team, Karen and I have launched a new branch of our ministry called Next Step Speaker Services.  It’s designed to individually help other speakers sharpen their skills and marketing tools.  You can get to know me better at www.amycarroll.org or more about the new service at www.nextstepspeakerservices.org.

I’m not much of a cook, but I have this recipe for Russian Tea that everyone looks forward to at Christmas.  It’s yummy and has the added benefit of making your house smell terrific! I want to share it with you today:

Russian Tea:

1 gallon water

2 sticks cinnamon

3 whole cloves

6 oz. can frozen orange juice

6 oz. can frozen lemonade

2 cups sugar

3 small tea bags

Boil tea, cinnamon, cloves and water for 2 minutes.  Remove tea bags, cinnamon sticks and cloves.  Add sugar and juices (not diluted).  Serve hot.

When we have guests over, I usually pour this from a large pot on the stove into a large coffee maker (the big silver kind) so that people can easily pour their own.

Amy’s Giveaway

Since I can’t ship Russian Tea to you :-) , I’ll send the winner of the drawing:

~A beautiful mug with chai tea mix and…

~A copy of my Christmas message, “With Us”.

~Also, if the winner turns out to be a speaker, I’ll give you a free ½ hour call to talk about tips from any of our services with Next Step Speaker Services that interest you.

Merry Christmas, friends!  Don’t forget that JESUS is the gift!

Okay everyone….. to be entered into the drawing to win Amy’s giveaway, leave us a comment telling us your favorite wintery drink.

Mine is a decaf, skinny, peppermint mocha from Starbucks or my own homemade version of  a steamy mug of Millstone Holiday Peppermint coffee with a splash of Land O’ Lakes low-fat half & half and a touch of Splenda or Stevia. Yum!!!!

Warm Blessings,


  1. I get to Starbucks once a year and it’s always between Thanksgiving and Christmas to get my Hot Caramel Apple Cider. YUMMY!

  2. I wait all year for the Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks. Don’t tell me I can order it all year, it would spoil it for me and throw my diet all out of whack! =)

  3. Starbucks Peppermint Mocha for me too!! I anxiously await opening day every year :)
    (and if it’s too hot here in FL for coffee, than a Chick-fil-A Peppermint Mocha milkshake is the way to go instead!)

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