Twirl Gives Back

TWIRL TURNS SEVEN | ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY

FRIENDS!! Happy Wednesday! We are SO excited to finally share with you guys what our big announcement is... eeeeeek!! It's been so fun to hear from many of you about the anticipation of the announcement, we love the sweet support from this community of ours. Y'all are THE BEST! And as a huge "THANK YOU!!!" for all the love you've shown us over the years (7 to be exact) we are celebrating with a MASSIVE GIVEAWAY!!

Our 7th anniversary is this month (we can hardly even believe we're typing those words) and to celebrate the fun, growth, and joy we've experienced over the last seven years we are doing it big and scratching that seven-year-itch by spoiling our Twirl Family with what we believe to be one of the best giveaways imaginable!

We have teamed up with some awesome local vendors & some of our favorite national brands to create a bundle of goodies that get our hearts really excited but hopefully YOURS too!!

Our hope for our 7th anniversary is to reach 7,000 followers on Instagram! We are at 6,068 as of today (11/2/16 at 5pm EST) so we have full confidence that we can reach (at least) 7,000 by our anniversary on November 27th. Totally possible, right?! Well, we need YOUR HELP to get there! Once we reach 7,000 on IG, we will randomly select a follower who followed the giveaway entry rules and that lucky winner will receive the following GOLDMINE OF GOODIES:

- A PHOTO SESSION WITH MALICOTE PHOTOGRAPHY (We're still squealing that we get to spoil someone with this!! Amazing! Such a blessing, Kelsey & Matt are THE BEST!)

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- And a yummy bottle of champagne because we're celebrating, duh!


Sooooo want to know how you can win all of that fabulousness?!?

Check out the GIVEAWAY RULES below:

1. Follow us on Instagram @twirllex

2. Tag 3 friends in our post about the giveaway that might want in on all this goodness too!

* * * EXTRA WAYS TO ENTER * * *

1. Comment on our blog announcing the giveaway (surprise.. you're half way there because you're already here!) and tell us something you're thankful for! Easy enough right?!

2. Repost our image about the giveaway (FOUND BELOW) on your own Instagram account and tag us (@twirllex) and use the hashtag #twirlturnsseven.


We seriously cannot wait to see who wins this amazing giveaway!! If we're being honest, we are real bummed we can't enter it ourselves... from a photo session with Kelsey to tons of Southern Weddings goodies and fabulous lash extensions.. it's a girl's dream!

So let's get going & make it to 7,000 so we can spoil one of you rotten!

Most of all, please know, WE LOVE YOU GUYS SO SO MUCH!! We couldn't be doing any of this if it weren't for y'all and for that we are eternally grateful. We get to do what we love because of this Twirl family and that makes our hearts truly burst with joy.

Cheers to seven years & a million more to come!! Thanks for being along for the ride with us.

XOXOXO, The Twirl Girls

Sweet Emily: Sharing Her Love for the World in Africa

If any of you have been blessed enough to work with our sweet consultant Emily, you know she has the biggest heart and has a desire to share her love with the world.  Not many college students want to spend their summer helping others, but that is exactly what Emily is going to do.  She just needs a little bit of help to fund her trip to get there!

Here are a few words from Emily:

"The desire to educate others on health and nutrition and my calling to spread the love of Jesus has lead me to a calling to serve an under-privileged country for the summer between my junior and senior year of college.  God has called me to spread His love and further His kingdom while taking care of His children close to home and in far away countries.

I am so excited to say that I will be serving as a missionary through Adventures in Missions in their Passport Program!  The Passport program is a two month long mission trip to a specific country with a group of college age women.  While in Swaziland, Africa, we will partner with a ministry that is already active in the community.  Our ministry will work alongside the Adventures Swaziland Base; we will be feeding thousands of adults and children at Carepoints every day.  I will have the opportunity to spend quality time with the community building relationships and helping to meet practical needs.  Other ministry projects include construction on new and existing structures, helping plant, grow and harvest community gardens; teaching at local preschools; helping with administrative tasks; building relationships and connecting with people in hospitals and homes through conversation, prayer and encouragement. 

I am so excited to see how God will move in my life and the lives of others in the coming year.  I hope not only to be a blessing to those I serve, but also to you.  I want to thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support.  May God bless you as you prayerfully consider partnering with me in this ministry."  -Emily

If you want to join us in supporting Emily you can visit www.adventures.org and clicking "donate" on the right side of the page.  A drop down menu will appear and you will want to click mission trip participant "Emily Rhoads". After clicking on that the next screen that will pop up will be the one where you can enter the amount you wish to give. Please make sure that you choose the Passport program in the drop down menu.

Twirl will be donating a portion of all dress purchases to Emily's mission trip the weekend of April 23, but she needs a big bump in fundraising to purchase her plane ticket by April 1!  If you have any questions please email us at ty@twirllexington.com and we will direct the questions to Emily!

Thank you for continuing to support our Twirl Family!

xoxo,

The Twirl Girls

 

Twirl Gives Back

Lately we have felt overwhelmed with gratitude for the work we get to do and the lives we get to be a part of here at Twirl. They say that giving comes from a grateful heart and we couldn't agree more. Starting this month, we want to make it a point to have a weekend at least once a month where a percentage of our profit goes to those in need or to a charity that we believe in. Kicking off our new "Twirl Gives Back" tradition, a portion of our profit this weekend is going to help send one of our very own, Miss Emily Rhoads, to Costa Rica for a mission trip this summer. We are so excited to support Emily and help make this trip happen for her! We thought it'd be sweet to have her share her heart with you all about why she's going to Costa Rica and what you'll be a part of this weekend if you're one of our special brides or bridesmaids!

“I’ll go.”

Who knew two words could open up a desire that rested deep in my heart, those two words have shaped my year, those two words are the start of a journey that will begin its first chapter with a trip to Costa Rica. In the last year I’ve had this thirst to go wherever the Lord wants, to leave the comfort zone that is Lexington is to me. Nothing can quench this thirst other than going and doing.

It all began while sitting in a church service and the pastor said that a person in the congregation would get to serve on a mission trip and their funds were already taken care of. As soon as I heard this I started to pray, ‘PLEASE BE ME.’ I just couldn’t stop thinking about how I wanted to be that person. Until that day the desire to serve in a developing country had never shown itself in full force, but it was buried in my heart and brought to life that day in church. Unfortunately I did not get to go on that trip, but every day since I though about going somewhere but I just didn’t want to go completely alone.

Fast forward about six months, I’m talking to a friend and she mentions that she wants to go a mission trip to Costa Rica but doesn’t want to go by herself. And then those two words slipped out of my mouth without even thinking; “I’ll go.” That’s all it took to get the wheels in motion to begin planning our trip. We did a lot of research and decided to travel with a group called Experience Mission for one week in July to a remote village called Shiroles, Costa Rica. We will be serving the community by helping to build homes and an education center for the village and the surrounding communities. We will also be working with local churches and leaders and helping with a children’s day camp. But what I am most excited about it getting to love on everyone I meet. There is nothing more that I want to do than share the love of Christ and be a light for him in a place that hasn’t gotten to see much of that light.

We are so excited about this weekend and supporting our sweet Em! Thank you in advance for being a part of this with us! If you feel compelled to support Emily but aren't in need of a bridal gown or bridesmaid dress you're more than welcome to come by and donate to help Emily raise money for her mission trip, we certainly wouldn't turn anyone away that wants to give!

XOXO,

The Twirl Girls