giveaway {Acer touch screen laptop}

I mentioned a few weeks ago about Chris starting a new career path. We are still in a transition phase – learning what it is like to be two small business owners.  Initially there were so many new things and details we had to work out, it felt overwhelming. Now we are starting to get in our groove and really enjoying this time for however long it lasts. One of those details we had to work out was related to work hours and computers. I’ve always used a Mac laptop and Chris has had a work laptop. Well, when he left his position that meant returning his laptop. Not a big deal, but just something else we had to figure out. One night we were talking through computer stuff and trying to come up with a plan. We had my computer and my old laptop (broken trackpad and a keyboard). The kids would need one for school stuff, I needed mine for work and he would need a work one too. We were thinking through our options and trying to decide was the wise solution would be.

The next day I got an email from Staples asking if I would be interested in reviewing one of their laptops and giving the same one away on my blog to one of my readers. What?! At first I thought it was a joke. Is Staples really emailing me? Huh? I don’t do many giveaways on my blog anymore for various reasons. However, as you can guess I said yes to this one. It solved our computer dilemma and I would get to give a laptop to one of you. We live in a digital age and with school starting, I am confident there are many of you that wouldn’t mind a new laptop in your hands.

I’m really only familiar with macs, so I leaned on Chris to help me select which laptop to review. We wanted one that would be easy for the kids. My kids all have a hard time with my mac track pad and I don’t have a mouse. So we picked the Acer-V5-531P-4129-156 Touch Screen Laptop- primarily because it has a touch screen like an iPad or iPhone. My boys are still so baffled at the whole idea that a company sent us a computer and is letting us give one away to a friend.

When I was in college I remember taking a computer course and the instructor pointing out that when he said click on something, he didn’t mean put the mouse on the screen and click on the object. Evidently, that had happened a lot. My kids are always trying to swipe their hands on my mac screen like they do with the iPad and iPhone. So for whatever reason, it is kind of funny to me to see them swiping on a screen and it actually working. Oh technology – you are a fun one.

So our favorite aspects of the computer are:

  • touchscreen
  • easy set up
  • has “apps” like Instagram, Netflix, etc. integrated into the start screen
  • vibrant and clear screen
  • built in SD drive
  • clean body design
  • lightweight
  • great speakers and sound
  • less “PC-ish” (like that technical term!) ~ not as bulky/clunky as most PC laptop bodies

Some of the downsides of the computer are:

  • Windows 8 has a learning curve for us, so that will take a bit of getting used to
  • Sometimes the touchpad doesn’t recognize the gestures (movements of our fingers) or it can read accidental ones – probably some user error on this
  • Has a little drag in processing speeds

Giveaway:

Prize: 1 Acer-V5-531P-4129-156 Touch Screen Laptop

1 winner, chosen at random

Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 7, 1:00pm US Central

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Disclaimer: Staples did provide the laptop, but all the thoughts and opinions expressed here are mine.

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  • Dana - We could use a laptop for our homeschool classroom! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  • Lindsay - Hi Ashley! We are in need on a new computer, so your post is just in time. Thanks! ;)

  • Penny G - Isn’t it amazing how God answers prayer!!! :) If I win the laptop, I will give it to my brother, who needs one for his ministry.

  • Jana Brown - Definitely time for us to upgrade our 8-year-old laptop!

  • amy jupin - this is wild!
    john and i have been researching laptops for a few weeks now…
    for all the same reasons as you and chris!
    this one looks pretty darn fancy!
    fingers crossed!

  • Amanda Reddish - Good morning! Always love looking at your photos! My MacBook is 7 years old and barely running, so I was just about to figure out this problem myself. Happy Friday!

  • Fawn - Wow, what timing. With school starting this would be such a blessing.

  • the chronic utilitarian - ooh, put our name in the kitty.

    thank you for the chance of the giveaway.
    happy weekend!

  • Ellen - That sounds like quite the blessing! Thanks for sharing. :) A new laptop would be helpful around here!

  • Heidi E. - A laptop giveaway! Oh Staples, we love your generosity.

  • Kristi - Holy cow! What an amazing giveaway! My boys would love this!

  • Amy - My poor Macbook is on it’s last leg, so this post is perfect timing. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  • Julie - I’d love to be entered. Thanks!

  • Melissa - Lucky Duck!

  • Brandi Drent - I have this laptop and absolutely love it!!!

  • Jenny - Wow, my kids would love this!

  • Erin - How amazing that God provided you with the laptop you needed! He is so good!

  • Stephanie B. - Ashley- I just love your family and your views on raising your children!

  • Lauren - My girls are always trying to touch our computer screen!

  • Sharon @ Discovering Blog - Love the pictures, esp the one with all of the fingerprints on the screen! Very cool that you are able to do this – have a lovely weekend.

  • Christy P - Our current computer has given us nothing but trouble so a new one would be such an upgrade!

  • Jennifer - I love when things work out like that!

  • amy - Oh, this would be great to win. Our old computer just died this week.
    amy

  • Claudie - A new laptop would be great with school just around the corner!

  • sarah - That is a nice laptop! What great timing for you and your family too; God works in the strangest ways! I have an Acer (much older model) and it is so bulky. It amazes me how technology literally changes overnight! thanks for the giveaway!

  • Alexis - Oh! To win a laptop! It’s just what our family needs right now.

  • Erin - I would love to win this! Thanks!

  • Madaline Meatte - Congratulations! It’s amazing how things work out sometimes!

  • Holly F - Wow that worked out great for you guys! Thanks for the chance for one of us to win!

  • Jenn - awesome. laptop looks great. I think my sister has something like this. we are ready for a new one. hope we win it. :)

  • sandy - You can count me in on this one. Who doesn’t need a new computer.

  • Corinne - Good things come to good people – good people meaning you and your family! Love your posts. Thank you!

  • elizabeth@ourcrazysweetlife - Goodness, I love those photos of your little ones’ tiny hands! So precious. I’d love to win – new mom, figuring out how to build a career at home!

  • Shannon - Wow! This would be perfect in our family too since my son can’t work the track pad on my laptop either. So fun!

  • Tiffany - So cool how God works in even the little things in our lives. It’s also nice to see by reading the comments that I’m not the only one still using an eight year old computer! Would be wonderful to win one for our homeschool this year, especially as we may have to be living in a hotel for several months while my husband gets job training, and the old desktop probably won’t travel as well. :) Thanks for hosting!

  • Valerie - My little netbook is almost on its last legs – I would love one of these! :) Thanks!

  • Emily Fritts - Oh, I’d love one!

  • ellen patton - Thanks for the good review and cool giveaway. I hope I win. :)

  • Monica - That’s so cool! I wish I can have a computer , my girl will love it something similar to an ipad. So good luck to me. :) Have a wonderful day!

  • Rhiannon - Love to see how God’s hands were on this! What a blessing to you & to another reader!

  • Cory - Glad you were able to solve your problem.
    The laptop looks great and has some neat features.
    The laptop would be a fun win in our house too.

  • Misty - I love that God had a way of fulfilling your need for a new computer and even put the icing on top with a give away!

  • Alicia Robinson - Thank you for your generosity! My daughter is constantly trying to touch my monitor on our computer and gets frustrated :-)

  • Debbie G - Wow! It’s wonderful to see God work! So glad He blessed you with a computer and is allowing you to give one away.

  • erin - i would love to win a laptop for my kids!

  • Suzana - Isn’t that just like our God, to not only fill your need for a laptop but make it possible for you to bless someone else as well! God is so good! :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Marianne Boulton - I am a dedicated Mac user at home but use a windows environment at work. There was certainly a learning curve for me. Maybe this is a good bridge? Thanks for the review and the great giveaway!

  • Christine - What wonderful timing! We’re currently on one computer too… love the chance to win a computer giveaway! Thank you.

  • Lauren - Wow! My husband’sbirthday is soon, and his computer has pretty much given out on him…he’s been using mine. This would be a gift for the both of us! ;)

  • Beth - My laptop recently died….and getting ready to start the school year…..this couldn’t come at a better time for me! Enjoy your new laptop!

  • Sheryl - I read your blog each morning and it is so refreshing & inspiring to me! Thanks for sharing your life with us. (Would love to win the laptop!!)

  • Jen - Our kids are more used to using our iPad or iPhones so when they sit down at our laptop, they try to touch the screen to make it work too!

  • Julie M - My son use to try to touch my laptop screen too! It was also funny when he thought every picture should turn into a video. Boy, have things changed.

  • Kari Sweeney - My husband has an Acer and loves it. I could use one for my small business as well!

  • Sherry - Happy Friday. What a great give away. I’d be blessed to replace my ‘ol worn out laptop with a new one.

  • Krista White - Wow! What a deal! Isn’t it cool how God works? Love it!
    Fingers crossed that I’m your “random” selection to win!! ha!

  • Diana D - Good luck with your dual business ventures! new and old :)

  • Myra - I need a new computer. This one would be perfect!

  • Erin - This is awesome! My husband and I were just talking about getting a new computer! I’m actually a new reader and I love , love, love your blog:)

  • Colleen - What luck! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  • Karen Magee - You didn’t mention its wireless capabities? Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Hanna - Thanks for hosting this!

  • Kirsten - I enjoy your blog and your ideas so much! Thank you for sharing aspects of your life in such a positive and God honoring way!

  • Southern Gal - I love how God takes care of our needs. We would love that computer at our house!

  • Claudia - Amazing! I love the photos that accompany this. We have five kids and two laptops we barely let them use. It would be wonderful to have a computer just for them. What a wonderful feature that it has touch screen. :) Thank you for such a great giveaway!

  • Kelsi - What great timing–our family computer recently died due to a water spill and we could really use this! Thanks for the chance!

  • jen - awesome giveaway – my boys would love a laptop that they could touch like an ipod!

  • Julie - My kids are forever trying to touch the computer screen since they use the ipad and ipod, I catch myself doing it too! So funny!
    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Nissa - A new computer for the start of school would be amazing

  • Trista - We could totally use this. Thanks for offering.

  • Viki - Love how this worked out for you! Thanks for sharing!

  • Heather Lilyquist - I have goosebumps in seeing the amazing example of how God answers prayers, He is so into the details. Love it! What a blessing!!!!

  • Kelly - This would be fantastic for my classroom!

  • LeeH - A touchscreen laptop? It’s amazing how intuitive this stuff is for kids.
    I have a wireless keyboard for my iPad which is similar but still, it’s not a laptop.
    Good luck with Chris’ new venture

  • sharon alvarez - My very own laptop would be delightful!! kid friendly would be an added bonus!!

  • Kayla - Gotta love those computer wizards that come up with great new products we all get to enjoy!

  • Celia - WOW! This would be great! My husbands laptop has died, my Dell is used by us all now…. and it’s seven years old! My son is about to start his first year homeschooling… and this would be awesome!!! I hope I win!

  • Cory - I am always amazing at God’s timing.

  • Sarah L - Don’t you love it when things fall in to place just when you need them to? Just lets you know you are on the right track and making the right decisions.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jennifer - So happy that this came along at the perfect time for you!
    I love your photos.
    Thanks!

  • Darlene Griffin - What a fun story! We would love a new fancy computer. Looking forward to seeing who wins!

  • laura arens - Great giveaway! would love a new computetr!!

  • Maureen - I am a teacher sharing my laptop with my school age boys. Would love to have a “designated” laptop for just my school work!

  • Wendy - What a great giveaway…..would be perfect for my daughter who is off to college!

  • Kristin - My favorite photo is the one with all the fingerprints on the screen. What fun! I would love to win this laptop for my mother, who is in dire need of a computer upgrade.

  • tracy von busch - So happy that this worked out for you guys! How wonderful, and I wouldn’t mind a free laptop either. ;)

  • Jillian - I love seeing your little technological geniuses at work. Thank you for offering this Staples, and thank you Ashley for your honest opinions!

  • Vicki - I would love to win this laptop. I love reading your blog – now I want to raise a chickens :) Your little familiy is so adorable!!

  • Pam - Awesome giveaway! Chris, good luck with your new business!

  • Jody - How fun – the chance to win a laptop!
    But I maybe even like your cute tablecloth more!!
    Have a great day!

  • Angela - Wow! What great timing for you! My husband is looking for a new job so this would be incredible!

  • Katelyn - In the process a buying a new laptop. This could cut outa few steps, score!!!

  • Jamie Nuss - Wow!! Awesome giveaway!

  • Kathryn Hager - This is awesome! I’m not sure I would know what to do with a touchscreen but would love to try!

  • Sherri - What a very exciting offer! God must have heard your cries. I love when things work out like that. My husband and I have been married for less than a year but we are in desperate need of a new computer. Our old ones are from our undergrad years and we have been trying to make them last as long as possible. We just aren’t in a position to spend the extra money to invest in one yet but I appreciate hearing your thoughts on them. Making a decision on which one to buy can seem so overwhelming and tedious. Thank you so much for sharing! I enjoy reading your blog so much. You are helping to grow my walk with Christ. :)

  • Jill - Wow! Awesome giveaway. Hope the kids are enjoying the new computer.

  • Nicol - Our oldest son is a senior and off to Kansas State in a year, this would be great for him! Thanks for the chance.

  • Laurel G - A new laptop would be a treat! Mine is so old & slow I rarely even use it anymore.

  • Anne S - Would love to win this for the kids! Thanks!

  • Chrissy - What a great review! Thanks for sharing!

  • Meredith - I’d absolutely love this! My laptop is slowly dying and we have a new baby on the way.

  • Alice H - I am glad you got the computer. When you are a blessing to others, you get blessed. And you sure are a blessing to so many people. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Kathi - We are in the same boat – husband returned laptop to former employer and we have 1 middle schooler and 1 high schooler….a laptop would be a huge blessing!!!

  • Christy - Wow, looks like a great pc. I would love to win this for my parents. They are looking to come into this century lol.

  • Amy Long - What a blessing for your family at just the right time and a fun giveaway!

  • Kristin Kepford - Our 7 year old bulky Dell laptop sadly gave up on life a few months ago. We are in the market for a new one so thanks for your honest opinion on this particular one. :-)

  • Deb A. - Great review. Our family could definatly use a new laptop. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Dana - School starts Monday, two kids … need I say more? A laptop of any sort would come in really handy around here!!

  • Susan Dieter-Robinson - Would love a new computer for the kids. How fun!

  • Dana Foster - What a great giveaway!

  • Ingrid - I haven’t heard of the touch screen laptop – pretty cool. I also love that through your talent as a photographer pictures of kids playing on the computer are adorable!

  • Cecile - Wow! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Carrie Z - Wow, this is great! We could sure use a new computer. Thanks!

  • CarrieAnne - Winning would be an answer to prayer!!!

  • emmybrown - sweet! we are in the market for something like this…thanks for the review (and winning would be incredible too!) Many blessings for your precious family as a 2-business owner family!

  • Meg - What a blessing! We are also searching for a laptop for our school age boys.

  • Alicia - My family would love this! Thanks for sharing!

  • April Mitchell - My husband and I were just talking about getting a new laptop last night, so pick me, pick me!!

  • Shawn Stewart-Maddox - It would be awesome to have a laptop! What a great giveaway!

  • Alissa - Would LOVE this!! Awesome giveaway!

  • Sara - This is awesome. Love your blog!

  • Jen - My kiddos do the same thing with touching our laptop screen! Can’t believe that we are gearing up for school already, seems like the summer just started.

  • Stephanie - It’s amazing the ways the Lord provides. My husband is in ministry full-time and is really needing a new computer as well!

  • Jennifer Neher - Yep, we are in need too!!

  • Kristie Tom - Wow! What a blessing!! We need a PC for my husband who is going back to school full-time for information system management. So winning this would be fantastic!! (His laptop broke over a year ago so we have been using my Mac ever since)

  • Sue - Thanks for a chance to win! Love your blog.

  • Amanda Joy - Cool giveaway! Go Staples!

  • Sarah Jones - Our computer at home is almost 10 years old and is on it’s last leg. This would be an amazing blessing to our family! :)

  • Jenna - Wow! My mom has been wanting a laptop forever and always asking for my opinion. I think this one would be perfect for her! Thanks for doing this giveaway :)

  • Kate Reali - What a great giveaway to have right before school starts, this will come in handy for whoever wins!

  • Kiera Chambers - love how God answers our needs like that and now you have a brand spankin’ new laptop! would love to have one also!

  • Tara - I would love to win!!!:)

  • cindy hahn - God’s timing is always perfect! Your children are the CUTEST!!

  • Lanie - How awesome. God provides exactly what we need when we need it! Looks like a neat laptop :)

  • Kari S. - What a blessing!

  • Holly - too not good not to try to win!

  • Stephanie - my friend and i were just having the “when it rains, it pours” conversation concerning car troubles, home repairs, ets. we both have had right after she lost her job and my husband has been furloughed a couple days a week. no big deal, God will help us through it, but its just so nice to hear a coincidence like this with a happy outcome instead!

  • Helen - Wow!! What great timing for you guys and a great giveaway.
    This looks awesome – I think my 3 year old would love it, he is always trying to make things work on our old computer by touching the screen (his nursery has a touch screen on their computer!!).

  • Hannahbelle - I’m kind of secretly entering this giveaway for my mom. She is desperately in need of a new computer for her business, but won’t make the expense herself. This would be the perfect one because it would be so easy to use. She has a Mac but for work she has to use windows and hates it (for quickbooks). This way, I’d only have to foot the quickbooks pricing and not the whole computer. As of right now she’s using a desktop from 1998!

  • Tina Rabe - Awesome!

  • Becky S - Just starting to think about getting a laptop for my 10th grade son. With another child in Middle School, competition is beginning to heat up for our MAC when it is project time and I hate to rush them. The positive side to this problem is that they are learning time management skills:)

  • Mary D - Such a blessing for your family. Isn’t it great how God lines up blessings? :)

  • Itzi - Hiya, computers are so necessery in this stage and age and yet so expensive… Me and the kids could do with one.
    BTW – thank you for your blog. I love your approach to family and fun. It is a very especial time that we have with our kids before they fly away.

  • Laura - I was just getting ready to laptop-shop!

  • Allison Cummings - a new computer would be a huge blessing to our family!

  • Natalie - So funny how when you put something out into the universe (we need a laptop) it always seems to come back to you just at the right time. Nice!

  • Jennifer - Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  • Alison - What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Erin Harmon - Awesome! God always works something out!

  • kribss - Oh how awesome is this!

  • Brynne - Love your blog!! So entertaining & good tips. Would LOVE this laptop :)

  • Kelli G. - I have always been a Mac person, too. That’s all I’ve owned though I use a PC at work (ick). But this looks awesome. Love the touch-screen aspect. :)

  • Amy - I love how God takes care of his kids like that! :) (Also, I especially love the photo with all of those little fingerprints on the screen.)

  • Sara - Thanks for the chance to win :) Love your blog!

  • Nan - Good luck to Chris in his new adventure!

  • jude - starting our homeschool journey in the fall, this would be SO great to have! thanks for the chance!!

  • Shelley in SK - You had the best help trying out your new laptop! If kids can’t figure it out, no one can! I have had two laptops ‘crash’ on me this summer and would love a new one. I love your blog!

  • Amy G. - So awesome how God works! :) And, oh, I think between the 6 of us, we could definitely put a new laptop to good use. ;) Thank you for sharing!!

  • Sarah Jones - Love the photos of your kids; so adorable.

    Our computer is on it’s last leg, this would be a wonderful blessing to our family! :) Fingers crossed!

  • Ashley - Seems like a laptop that would be awesome for my kids! This would help us out in so many ways!

  • Robyn - God does answer prayers and provide!!!

  • Ashley - What a giveaway! Thank you!

  • Elizabeth Smillie - wow, what an enormous blessing for you guys! God is so incredibly good, isn’t He? And I’d love to win one, too :)

  • Lisa - I just said to my husband the other day that I wish we could dump our big hulking computer that the kids use for a more convenient laptop. This would certainly do the trick! While I never win these kinds of things, I’m not giving up – so fingers crossed!!

  • Kim - WOW! What an awesome giveaway and perfect timing for your family!

  • Wendy W - Always a fan of giveaways and an even bigger fan of things that are multifunctional for my little man and for work. That being said, I’m guessing that there’s some place for you to calibrate the touch screen so that it recognizes when you touch certain areas.

  • Jenni Goodlin - what an amazing story! I love how God cares about even the little things :O) Would love this for our family and we are in a time of some big transitions as well!

  • Jaylin - My husband is leaving his job and starting a new one that does not provide computers. A new computer would be so great for our family. Thank you!

  • Pete Olesen - i’m always game for a new laptop.

  • Lindsey McFarland - A broken screen on my laptop means I have to attach a monitor to my current laptop, which stinks! This laptop would be amazing!!

  • Laura - What an answer to prayer for you!

  • Amber P. - Fingers crossed! Thanks for hosting Ashley!

  • Dianna Kearns - All 3 of my children are homeschooled using computers, and I work at hoome as well – I feel your pain when it comes to having enough computers to go around! I think you made a great choice with the touch screen! (as long as the kids have clean thumbs :)! )

  • Leah - LOVE this blog so much!! I would love to win:)

  • Jenni - Love your blog! What a great giveaway!

  • Francine Bagnati - Well, this would work at my place either!!! But I live in Brazil, so…
    Just to take my chance.. I love reading your blog! Really! I´m mother of two boys and I really wonder how do you handle all that with 5 kids around! Congrats!

  • Jenn W - God always provides!! What a wonderful gift!

  • Charmalene - a touchscreen computer would be an absolute blessing for my 8 year old with autism! we’ve been trying to save up to get him one because he can’t use the mouse and keyboard on our old one.

    reading your blog everyday has brought such joy to my life!

  • gillian - What a wonderful opportunity for your family, and hopefully, for mine too? Thanks for the giveaway, and lovely photos and stories!

  • Emily - Wow, great opportunity. Happy for you! Would love a new one myself. =)

  • natalie - girl! holy moly, i am jumping up & down for this giveaway! this would be SUCH A GIFT TO OUR FAMILY! thanks so much for sharing this, ashley!

  • Brandi - Well that certainly is a bit of lovely serendipity! I’d love to have a laptop!

  • Sara - Gods timing is perfect. I’m glad you got what you needed.

  • Kysa Hass - My son would love this laptop.

  • Marina - What a great giveaway! Thank you for doing this! I’d love to win :)

  • rhonda - What a wonderful surprise for your kids…a new laptop would be awesome! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Jenna Kaye Favors - What a blessing for your family! Our old laptop is about to die and I keep deleting programs in an effort to keep it running. Winning this computer would be great!

  • Sara Morin - That is exciting – 2 small business owners in one home. I’ve often wondered if my husband and I could pull that off, but for now, he’s the small business owner, and I’m the steady paycheck/insurance bringer-inner. :0)

  • Amy Parnell - I would love to win the laptop! Mine is in such bad shape and I won’t be able to replace it for a very long time.

  • Pamela - Hi, is this competition open worldwide – I REALLY hope so. I just go retrenched (and will have to hand back my laptop), and also want to start a small business so a computer right now would be great.

  • Sary - Oh, this would be such a blessing for our family, especially our special needs son! We’ve been praying that something would happen to allow us this help for him!

  • Deborah K - How nice of Staples! Glad God can use them to answer your prayers~!

  • Heather - While my son isn’t quite ready for a laptop yet, even has a 15 month old he’s very interested in technology. I love that this laptop has “Apps” – considering how often I can’t be at my actual desktop computer, something like this would be great for when I want/need to get work done and need to be in the play room with my son, and soon to arrive daughter. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Melodie - Laptop with a touch screen sounds amazing!

  • Patti - Great give a way. I hope I win! Thank you

  • Lisa Simpson - God’s timing when you’re following his will – Love it!

  • Brittany F. - Our laptop died of old age so a new one would be awesome! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Kandace - Ahhh I would love this!!! It would be so beneficial for our homeschooling!

  • Sanz @ From The Mrs - I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of months now and thought I would leave my first comment today to let you know how much I enjoy it. Double bonus with the post being a giveaway. I am also a homeschooling mom and trying to learn more about photography. I loved your post about Joy. That seem so lovely! Oh and yes that laptop would be lovely too!

  • Kelli - What a cool story! This is called a win-win!

  • Lyn - Great giveaway. Love that you got a computer. Who know Staple did this? Need to shop there more. God works in the best ways.

  • Laura d - This looks like a great computer

  • ranie - Thank you for the chance to win the laptop! We would love to have one for our family.

  • Amy - This is an awesome laptop, my kids would love it too!

  • Alaina - I love that God provides for needs in awesome and unexpected ways!

  • Michele V - My son came to me this morning asking if he saved his money could he buy him a computer and then I read your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  • kristi garwood - Thanks for this giveaway. We are transitioning from public to homeschool so this would be perfect.

  • Julie Sims - Love reading your blog! Love looking at all your pic’s too!

  • BobbiH - Awesome opportunity! Would be perfect timing for my oldest son heading off to college.

  • Sanz - PS. Why don’t you do giveaways anymore?

  • Laura Wadsworth - I grew up on Windows so I am totally lost whenever I have to do something on a Mac!

  • Rebecca O - God’s timing is awesome :) We are in need of a new laptop as well for my husband to use to study/work…. would love to win!

  • Debbie C - I guess God knew exactly what you needed. :) Thanks for the chance to win a laptop!

  • Mary Margaret Pendleton - Beautiful photos! This laptop sounds wonderful, hope I win!

  • Ana - Me!

  • Tricia - How exciting! I’d love a new laptop to use in my classroom.

  • Deanna H - It always amazes me at how God provides what you need, when you need it the most. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessica Sullivan - How wonderful that the opportunity came just when you needed it! We could also use one with our oldest starting college.

  • Lisa@FireflyFlickers - Oh this would be such a blessing to win! We are in the midst of our adoption and really need a new computer for school stuff. Perfect for the kids! I love how they try to swipe at my Mac (on its last leg) laptop too!

  • Lindsey D - I love the picture of little hand and fingerprints on the screen. So precious.

  • nikki - This would be so useful for the fall semester! And what amazing timing for you and your family!

  • sarah pallozzi - These are the times when I wish no one read your blog so I could be the only one entered in the giveaway. ;) What an awesome thing to be able to give away would love a new touch screen computer.

  • Mona D - Love, love, love how God meets our needs in such unexpected and exciting ways!

  • Sarah - Would love to have something portable and updated to carry around.
    Love the concept of the touch screen too, but the functionality of a laptop.

  • Marla S - Cool, God came through once again! Thanks for the Giveaway opportunity!

  • Andrea - I am adding a comment to take my chances for the computer but I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog. I am the mother of three little boys with a girl on the way and so I relate to much to what you post.
    Thanks for sharing your stories!

  • Jeni Martin - We could use a laptop for homeschool room!!! Husband is in school for fire fighter and the 3 kids have multiple programs on computer for school!! Thanks for this opportunity!!!!

  • bethblntn - so my laptop died on me and we are in the market to get a new one.how cool would it be if I won! :D holding out to buy one now… just a few more days. you always do such high quality high class giveaways, thank you for keeping such high standers. :)

  • whitney - Wow! What an awesome giveaway! I would give it to my mom Abba dad who are in desperate need of a working laptop!

  • megan schreurs - wow! how generous! amazing how God provides, isn’t it! I would love to win!

  • Jenna - Wow what a blessing!! The touch screen looks like it would be a ton of fun… especially for those little ones! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ali Mae - What a fun post! I love Firecracker’s expressions . . . and how you have shot of all the fingerprints on the screen. #reallifeinpictures

  • Deanna H - Always amazes me at how God always provides what we need, when we need it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessica - I would love to win this! We are officially starting homeschooling with my soon-to-be 5 year old this month!

  • SallyR - Your family really brings home the old adage “good things happen to good people” – I am glad the big companies recognize the good you do.

  • Renata - Best of everything with the new transition. I know it will be wonderful. Thank you for the great giveaway. How fun!

  • Sarah M - Um, HECK YES! Sign me up! So cool.
    Sarah M

  • sonna anderson - Your photos are brilliant!

  • Karen Choat - I have a blog list of hundreds that I have collected over the last few years and yours is one of the ten or so that I check each day because I know that it will make me smile or laugh or cry or think or all of the above at the same time. I recently lost my dad. I was at his side when he died and it was not a peaceful death. I have been having some issues about that and one of the lifelines I have found is reading about wonderful people doing wonderful things. You are one of those lines and I thank you. Blessings to you and your family. I hope you know what a blessing you are to people you would never even imagine helping.

  • Suzelle - How COOL !!!!!!!

  • Sarah - Would love to win one for my kids. I homeschool, and it would be super sweet for them to have their own to use for school!:) thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Petra - I’d love one!

  • Cindy - Oh, how cool. We would love to upgrade our laptop, and this one looks very fancy and techie. Good luck to whomever gets the chance to enjoy!

  • Sara - We could definitely use a new laptop, mine’s memory is about full and I live in fear of losing all my pictures!

  • Shanna - I’m someone that grew up playing on a ‘color computer’ attached to a 13″ color TV, it blows my mind how far we have come with technology. No more writing Dos code for the kiddos to play worm, now they have aps. As someone that will be turning in their work laptop in the near future, this would be a great addition to our home.

  • Harmony T - My husband and I are starting foster care and could really use a kid friendly laptop in our home as well!

  • Candy - I just had a great idea, perhaps Chris could guest blog someday!:)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win this… today is my birthday! :)

  • Nicole - awesome giveaway!

  • Nancy Naylor - How generous of Staples. I now many could use this, myself included, hoping that it ends up in the very best hands.

  • Jaimie - Great timing! We are in need of a new computer! Thanks for sharing!

  • Holly Sax - A new computer would be such a blessing! My husband and I are entering into a year of full time ministry and my computer is on its last leg!

  • Lisa Auger - Wow…what a fun computer and a great giveaway. Thank YOU and thanks to Staples!!

  • Carrie H. - Our laptop died, so this would be perfect timing for us as well. What an amazing giveaway!

  • Shanna - Oh, man, I love stories like these. You need something, and bam, just like that, it’s provided.

  • Caitlin - I start work on my Master’s in Education in just a few weeks! This would be perfect!

  • Jenny L - I would love to win the laptop. The one I have now keeps overheating. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Candy - I just love how God answers our prayers. He is so good! Always! I would love to win a new computer.

  • Amy - Entry please! Thanks to Staples and you for a great review!

  • Addie - Wow! How generous!

  • Michelle Davies - Technology is so awesome! Love that the littles can actually touch the screen!

  • JoLyn - This is awesome. Love all your photos!

  • Victoria / Justice Pirate - One of my friends has a really messed up old laptop and she constantly has to adjust the screen because of how shaky it is and how it goes in and out with lines. . .I feel badly. I would give her this laptop. She’d be so thrilled.

  • Michelle - So cool! We’ve been looking for a laptop!

  • Heather S - Sure sounds like a super laptop for the kiddo’s, any new technology is fun to learn….

  • Natasha - A touchscreen laptop – nice mix of a few new technologies.

  • Tiffany - My husband and I will be soon (in the next month or two) starting a new career path too. This would really be an asset to our new adventure!!!!!

  • Katie - Awesome how we sometimes get what we need right when we need it! I’d love to get a new laptop myself since I broke the screen on it several months ago. Luckily I’ve been able to make due with a standalone monitor.

  • Amy Smith - Wow! God’s timing is perfect! I am always amazed at how He blesses us! And now you get to bless someone else! :)

  • Jennifer Collins - I would love to win that laptop! It looks like it would be perfect for my 3 boys!

  • Luce - So great for your kids to be learning about computers at such a young age.

  • Kiley Hayon - How fun it would be to win this!

  • Christin S. - God is so good! What an awesome giveaway, too.

  • Robyn Foster - I’m guilty of that, as well, trying to swipe my laptop screen! I’m obviously on my phone too much! I’d love to have a new laptop for our homeschool crew.

  • Rebecca - What a God thing!! How perfect is his timing!! blessings!!

  • Ashlynn - I have been interested in trying windows 8, and this would give my son a chance to learn on a computer!

  • Shannon - WOW – thank you so much for the opportunity! We could certainly use an extra laptop right now.

    I love how Staples almost “read your mind”. HA! :)

  • Christine - What a blessing it would be to have this laptop awarded to my children! Thanks for writing your blog!

  • Jami Minick - In need of a laptop. : )

  • Terry Hodges - Love your blog and would love a new laptop! Thanks for the chance!

  • Natasha Metzler - How fun! I’m actually in the market for a new laptop, as my keys are beginning to break and the screen is a bit “under the weather” most of the time. *laughs* Thanks for agreeing to do this review and giveaway. :)

  • alamama - What a wonderful blessing for you guys. God is so good. I love seeing His people being blessed! Thanks for the chance.

  • Weronika - I think everyone has to re-learn using a computer with Windows 8, I still have trouble with it whenever I’m on one. Great giveaway in time for school :)

  • Anne - What an amazing giveaway!

  • Jacqueline R - A touch screen laptop?!? It is crazy how quickly technology changes. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Teresa - Giveaways are so fun! Thanks for hosting Ashley and Staples!

  • Courtney - Love your blog!! These touchscreen laptops are pretty cool and I’d love to win one :) Maybe try using a stylus, it might help with the unrecognizable gestures!

  • Nicole N. - Isn’t God’s kindness amazing!

    And you had me at me at “giveaway” and “vibrant and clear screen!”
    Currently have a grainy computer which makes everything….grainy.

  • Martina - Wow that’s amazing – I love the idea of a touch screen laptop so much so that I’d be willing to wrap my head around using Windows 8 just so I could have one!

    Martina

  • Ashley - Ramsey Street Designs - What a fabulous opportunity- thank you (and Staples)!

  • Jessica - Such a blessing! My boyfriend is just starting up a business as well and would be so overjoyed if I won this to give to him. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  • Marcy Cook - Amazing how God provides in ways you would never think of! Our sad little computer is barely chugging along and with middle school reports in our future, what a blessing this would be! ;)

  • Marie - What an awesome answer to prayer!

  • Katelynn - My five-year-old laptop is on its last legs. This would be amazing!

  • Chantelle - Wow! You have the best job ever! Not to mention the sweetest little co-workers! You are constantly inspiring me to live more, do more and lover better!

  • Courtney - Would love this for my niece, who is a single mama with 3 young girls. It sounds like lots of fun to operate!

  • Nicole - I would be SO pumped to win this!!!

  • Martie M. - Wow, this is incredibly generous and timely. My laptop is almost dead, and I rely on it for work. I would love to win! Thank you.

  • Madi Hugie - Isn’t life just wonderful! The timing of everything is just perfect, we’ve seen that blessing in our lives this week too.

  • LIsa - What a blessing !! Thanks for sharing your good luck!

  • Hannah Lesley - This would be so great to use in my classroom (I teach 8th grade and our school is seriously lacking in the technology department). Fingers are crossed!

  • Nicole N. - Isn’t God’s kindness and timing wonderful!

    And you had me at me at “giveaway” and “vibrant and clear screen!”
    Currently have a grainy computer which makes everything….grainy.

  • Mareen [eeny] - sometimes opportunities just come in at the perfect time.

  • Peggy - Thanks for the giveaway! Your family is an inspiration.

  • Grace Buchanan - A laptop would be so great! Thanks for this giveaway.

  • Veronica - I am excited to hear about the reviews from your kids. What an exciting time for you family!

  • Amanda - Wow what a great offer! Would love to win! :)

  • Kelli Blinn - Wow! What a VERY generous giveaway!

  • Drea - Wow! Love how God provides in the craziest of ways sometimes! My laptop is about to kick the bucket, so this would be amazing! :)

  • Kara Kieran - What an awesome looking laptop! great giveaway!

  • Alicia Juillet - I would looooove to try out a touch screen laptop, we used to have one for our cash register at work and I found myself going home at the end of the day and trying to touchscreen my laptop!

  • Beth - Wow! How ’bout that timing for your family! Thanks for sharing the goodness with us. I’d love to win a laptop which I would promptly pass on to my daughter in Montana, who’s still clunking away on a very old, very slow desktop.

  • Sharla - What wonderful timing! I had no idea there were computer screens you could touch like the ipad! This would be great for my boys’ schoolwork. Thanks for the chance!

  • Emily - I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  • Laura Wood - This would be such an amazing gift, I’ve been trying to figure out how to go back to school without a working computer so this is just the solution I need. Thanks Staples (and Ashley) for the chance!

  • Robyn B - Oh, we have a similar dilemma…we need a laptop for the kids for school! Would love a free one to land in my lap :)

  • Courtney g - :)!!

  • Cindy - Ashley, you are an inspiration to me to be thankful for each moment and a gentle reminder that God provides just what we need even if we don’t always know it at the time. This time, you did know your need and he provided. Thank you for being a voice and sharing with us daily :)

  • Kristie C. - This is amazing!! We could use a new laptop!

  • Analee - Looks amazing!

  • Cortney Farmer - I would love to win this! We begin our homeschooling journey this year and it would be great to have a computer dedicated to our school work.

  • melissa tourville - We are adopting from China and are trying to find something to raffle off to help with our adoption expenses. This would be an amazing blessing for us. :)

  • Christy - Man! Last year I dumped coffee on my laptop and I haven’t had one since. Just not in the budget. I would LOVE to win!

  • Celeste - This laptop would be amazing for my home and taking it with me for my work trips. Also, I wanted you to know that reading your blog every day starts my morning off on the right foot. Thanks for all your positivity and motivation.

  • heather nordland-leurquin - long time blog stalker in sorta the same spot you were I need my tablet for me and o just found out my daughters hs is doing byot (bring your own tech) this year …. I am really really bad at sharing lol hope you pick me but I know EVERYONE wants in on this one :-)

  • Katie M - Isn’t is fun to see His provision at just the right time? =)

  • Kelly P - I would LOVE to get a laptop. I’ve never had one, only desktops, and it would be really cool with the touch screen! That is awesome how Staples contacted you like that, just when you needed the new computer!

  • Courtney - This would be a fantastic tool to use with my little ones. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Heather Burris - Thanks for the opportunity! We’re in the market for a laptop too, so this would be wonderful to win! Thanks again :)

  • Amy - I’d love to win! We could use one for school.

  • Sarah - So happy for you! So glad it solved your computer need!

  • Jennifer Seawright - What a wonderful answer to prayer! I would love to win a new laptop!

  • Jenny - This looks perfect for a family computer! Would love to have this for
    my kiddos to learn on. :)

  • MWilliamslody Wi - I am an elementary teacher of 26 years. I could certainly use a laptop. Thank you in advance for this possible opportunity of a nes laptop. :)

  • Kim Inge - I would love to win a laptop! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Heike - How great is it that you were given a computer just when you needed it? Such a God thing!

  • Elizabeth - Would like to enter giveaway! Thank you

  • Ivana - What a great thing to happen to you guys! Their focused faces are adorable!

  • Rachel - Very cool story!! It would be amazing to win!!

  • A Moore - What an awesome looking laptop! Great Giveaway!

  • Abby - This would be so awesome! My in-laws could really use a laptop.

  • melissa Tourville - We are adopting from China and have been looking for something to raffle to help with expenses. This would be an amazing blessing to us. :)

  • Martha - Happy August :) and yes please, I’d love to be entered in the giveaway:):)

  • Abby S - The Lord provides! Glad it worked out for you. And for a lucky reader!

  • Courtney Chilton - I’m definitely a hardcore apple girl. But my little ancient iBook died last year and I’ve been depending on other people’s slash my iphone. And that’s why I’m commenting. I can’t imagine how winning would change my year.
    Thanks!
    Xo

  • Amy Fletcher - This would be awesome! Our personal laptop crashed and we have yet to have just a kid computer! – Amy

  • Janice - So happy for the good karma you must have had going for you! I’m so happy to see your family bouncing back & doing well after some career changes. Fingers crossed for me :)

  • Ashley - God is soooo good! We would love a new computer! We are getting ready to move and my husband is getting ready to start school and I’d love to get our 2 year old son used to some technology!

  • Beth C - That’s great! We would love a laptop for our schooling. Thanks!

  • Lynae - The kiddos look like they’re pretty good at figuring things out! Cute pics!

  • Elizabeth Weldy - Could really use a computer for homeschooling! Thank you

  • Reidunn - What great timing for you! Touchscreen on a pc sounds interesting to try out.

  • Paula Bertolino - What a blessing, Ashley! We also run our own business (postscripts.etsy.com) and would love to have a new laptop as ours has been making curious noises lately. :) Thank you for sharing!

  • Jessica Bostock - My husband just started working from home and we are considering buying another computer to meet his needs. This would be great!

  • Karen - My daughter could really use this for school. As technology grows we are always having to share !

  • Laurie Miles - Glad the timing was right for your family and Staples!

  • Liisa sanchez - I’d love to win this and give it to my son. My husband left us in June, my son has been working toward college for two years, achieving all 5′s in his AP classes, now his Dad won’t help with college. We are struggling to send him to a local community college, and his laptop broke this week. What a blessing this would be!

  • bridgette milton - What a great giveaway! Sure could use a new laptop… here’s hoping!

  • Teri - Oh this is so sweet! My kids do the same thing! I’d love this laptop as I’m going back to school this month and my computer isn’t as spry as she used to be. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations to Chris for starting a small business! It’s scary and beautiful, right?

  • Kelli - That would be great for our family!

  • Steph Rausch - Fun!! Fingers crossed for the kids and I!!

  • Judith - My how God works! It’s nothing short of amazing.

  • Beth - Very glad that Chris’ career transition is going well!

  • Lori McDonough - Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win! Love your blog…and your sweet little family, too! Have a great weekend!

  • Amanda Scott - Oh my goodness that would be amazing to win!

  • Traci Hendrickson - What an awesome giveaway. I’m in desperate need of a new computer;)

  • Jenna Bennett - It’s so cool your kids got to try out the computer. Looks like they are enjoying it. I would love to win it!!

  • Carrie Brady - I need a new computer! Mine just died :/

  • amber basting - I love your blog!

  • Amy Null - Wow! God knew just when to supply your needs! How awesome is that!?!!!!

  • Karen Yung - Thank you for offering this giveaway!! My family could really use another laptop! We share one, and, with two kids in school, it’s very difficult :)

  • Natalie - My husband and I made a big change recently too- we are both in grad school right now. A second computer would be SUCH a blessing!

  • tammy h - Crazy–I’m in the market for one, too.

  • Kelly - I enjoy your photos and your tutorials. My daughter is headed back to college, junior year (she is 17) and is in need of a new laptop.

  • Laura D. - I thoroughly enjoy your posts. I have 3 girls and we only have 1 outdated laptop. My oldest is going into 5th grade, and I started back to school for nursing, and I know another computer is a must. This would really help us out.

  • sarah - what a great giveaway!

    I had to laugh at your kids trying to scroll using the screen. Mine does that constantly. :)

  • Samma - Love the serendipity of the timing for you. Would be equally serendipidous timing for me to win, so I hope it’s me.

  • Annie - Ohhh looks great! Love the blog too

  • Rachel B. - We’d love/need a new laptop for school! Amazing technology!!

  • Rosemary - I am getting ready to start homeschooling 2 kids at once, so a new Acer laptop from Staples would be super awesome!

  • Lydia Jo Martin - Gotta love when God works things out like a computer dilemma!

  • Emily Baker - I have a Macbook Pro for work and my husband prefers PCs. This sounds like a good in between for us. Thanks for sharing!

  • Chris - So easy, even a child can use it!

  • becky hansen - Wow that is so awesome I hope it really helps you guys out and I know we could really use a new laptop around here too so I hope we win :)

  • Sarah - Thank you!

  • Melissa C - This laptop looks like the perfect choice!

  • Traci - I’m a mac girl myself but that touch screen makes it pretty tempting!

  • Chris - Easy enough for a child to use!

  • Emily Baker - I have a Macbook Pro for work and my husband prefers PCs. This seems like a good in between option for us. Thanks for sharing!

  • leslie narlock - I would love to win and start working on the computer

  • Lauren F. - I would love to win this! Love it and love you guys!

  • Erin J. - God works in mysterious/fun ways!! Congratulations to your husband on his new work journey. Great giveaway!

  • Melissa C - This laptop looks like the perfect choice! Thanks!

  • Debbie Karwoski - A laptop with a touch screen would be fun!

  • Maria - Praying for God’s blessing on Chris’ new carrer path…thanks for the chance to win!

  • Mianita - Free laptop? Why not! We also going through similar discussion with my hubby now )))

  • Kayleen - We’ve recently been considering purchasing another laptop (I monopolize ours) – thanks for the chance to win!

  • Hannah H - Yay for laptop give a way!!

  • Loren - Thank you for this chance in a giveaway! Soon to be newlywed here in need of a computer! Happy weekend!:)

  • Kendra - wow! loving the touch screen aspect – the kiddos would love this!!

  • Ashley - How cool is that! That looks like an awesome laptop. Starting homeschool Monday and that would come in handy ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Lauren Roberts - My son needs a laptop for school. This would be perfect!

  • Deborah - My kids are always touching the screen on my laptop–which doesn’t work! This would be fun for them!

  • Laura - It’s amazing how God provides for us when we trust in him!

    I’m in the market for a new non-work laptop too. My personal MacBook Pro is on its last life. I prefer Mac’s but would be happy to win a giveway!

  • shaoyu - Great giveaway!
    And I love your blog Ashley, I’m a college student in NYC so it’s such a refreshing perspective on life. : )

  • Mary - Being contacted by Staples out of the blue and offered a laptop would be crazy! We are in the same situation with not enough computer to go around for kids and parents.

  • Carey Schuster - You should also be asked if your photos can be used for Acer’s next ad campaign! Perfection, as usual. Would love to have the opportunity to have my kids in the same position – I’ll take photos, promise :-) We could start a whole marketing campaign for them – kids + Acer = cute + functional.

  • Marisa - This would be a very welcome addition to my homeschool classroom. I’ve loved all the inspiration from your blog. Thank you!

  • Ange - I’m hoping my luck is good today!

  • Meg - So awesome to see your little ones using technology! Our computer just broke and we have our first baby due in four short weeks, so a new computer is not in the near future for us. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Elissa Johnson - Would love to win the laptop! Thank you!

  • Amber - Such an amazing gift and wonderful timing for your family and the lucky winner’s family. Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Millie V. Dyk - So glad to see that Staples unknowingly filled the gap your family needed!

  • melanie - How generous of staples and lucky for you. I’ve never used a touchscreen laptop, but would love to.

    :)

  • Katie - What a stroke of luck! We need one at our house too!

  • Maredith - Awesome!! I have wondered about Win 8 myself.

  • Allison B - We are in desparate need for a new computer for my kids to use, and this would be perfect! love the shot with the little fingerprints on the screen. :)

  • Julia - haven’t seen a laptop with a touchscreen — great idea! I took computer science in college when we handed in punch cards to run our programs :)

  • Cindy - I would love a new computer for my grand-daughter.

  • Marji - This would be such a blessing! Thanks to Staples!

  • Julie - I’ll be homeschooling my son for the first time this fall and would love to have a computer for him to use!!

  • Alicia - Awesome! What a great way to start the new school year! Thanks for sharing this apportunity.

  • Jessica Green - My kids would love a touch screen laptop! So cool.

  • Lisa Hamelin - What an amazing giveaway! This would be such a blessing for our family!

  • Sadie - Ashley, I LOVE your blog. Of course, everyone else does too! I just have to say that last pic and your boy’s pouty lips are so precious! Love that!

    A new laptop would be great here b/c I am working and doing online classes. It would sure help to not be stationed at our desktop and I could work on my school work anywhere around the house.

  • Chantelle - Count me in! This is amazing, both the give away and how it all occurred. You must have great Karma!

  • rebekah - I can’t wait to see what wonderful things you and Chris accomplish at home together! Count me in on this giveaway. :)

  • Rachel Shubin - Another answered prayer for your family! Would love to try this computer too. Blessings

  • Sofia Antonio - !!!!
    its a worldwide giveaway?
    brasiiiil!

  • Heather B - This would be such a blessing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Milena Nord - Love this! We have an old dinosaur of a computer that is, well, beginning to go extinct. This laptop would come in mighty handy around here!

  • Christiana Thanos Roulakis - I’m just about to start a new work from home job as a fundraiser for a Prison Ministry and in need of a laptop. Would love this! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Jill - How amazing! Our old computer just bit the dust a few weeks ago. Seeing your kiddos enjoying this laptop gets me excited for my son to start learning.

  • Casey Chavara - What an incredible blessing to be able to review and use this laptop and then bless someone else! Hopefully me ;)

  • Kim - Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • marianna laughlin - looks cool!

  • Katie - I order from Staples all the time for work. Definitely makes me more brand loyal to them when I know they do stuff like this!

  • Nicole - Looks like an amazing computer! I am currently shopping around for a new one since I am going back to school.

  • Kendra - Awesome giveaway! Thank you!

  • Carly - My kids would love the touch screen

  • Mel - What an awesome giveaway, please put my name in!! It would be the first ever computer that I own (I only have a work one and have zero space left on it because of my photos!).

  • Dorothy - commenting! :) Isn’t it neat how God provides?

  • Genna - We currently only have 1 smart phone as a computer at home. Would love to have an actual computer! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Auburn - I sat next to you in that college computer class! :) And I’m pretty sure I didn’t know what a disk was, or how or where to put it in. Hee hee. We’ve all come a long way!

  • Jocelyn - Wow, so cool! I didn’t know there were laptops with touch screens. This would actually be perfect because my laptop is falling apart! We’ve been putting off getting a new one as long as possible because of the cost to replace it.

  • Linda Smith - It is so exciting to hear how God answers our needs, sometimes before we can even ask him~~

  • Stephanie - Oh my goodness we are in such a computer conundrum as well! Fingers crossed over here! How wonderful that God provided an answer to your dilemma right when you needed it.

  • Leisha Huntley - How wonderful for your family to have a new laptop! We are looking get a new computer for our son for school. This is perfect timing!

  • Cait - My two little ones are very computer-curious and I feel bad keeping them from my own laptop, which I know they’d be hard on. What a perfect solution something like this would be!

  • Lindsay - I know a family of beautiful kiddos in need! I’d be beyond happy to bless them with this before the school year! Thanks Ashley and Staples for bringing joy and filling needs! <3

  • Jamie Marie - Thanks for the giveaway! My 3 year old son is so familiar with the IPAD that when he gets a chance to use our computer he is always swiping at the screen then turning me to tell me it’s broken. :)Funny thing is I find myself doing the same thing!??!

  • Meghan - My family would love this!! Thanks!

  • Jessica C. - Wow, this is awesome! Our laptop is giving us problems so we def would love a new one…

  • Stephanie - Would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Kari Mularcik - Great giveaway!

  • Susannah - What an amazing blessing! God is SO GOOD! It’s amazing that he cares even about the little things like your family getting a computer. :-)

  • stephanie - it is fantastic how God works things out…be sure to remember this the next time you find yourself in need :) Thanks for the chance to share in the fun!

  • Kim S. - Wow, a laptop giveaway, amazing! My daughter is a senior in high school and with all her AP classes a laptop of her own would be a blessing indeed!

  • Marie - Wow! God is so good! So happy that He provided a laptop for your fmaily…and what a treat for me to get a chance at winning one as well!
    I love the photos of your little ones using the laptop. It reminds me of my grandbabies…they’re so comfortable with technology. Unlike their gramma!!

  • Lindsey G - Would LOVE to win this! It would help with my sons homeschool classes which are all online. And it looks pretty neat!

  • Beth - God even works out the little things. Simply amazing!

  • Holly R. - Hi Ashley! I’m so glad that you’re doing this giveaway. I’m starting grade 12 in September and I would love a new laptop to bring to school and write all my notes with. My old laptop has been my best friend for school and since it has travelled everywhere with me, it’s getting in really rough shape and definitely needs replacing!

  • Monica - Wow! God is good! We could definitely use on for the same reasons. Dear Hubby and I both need our for work. At the moment, one of us has to give up our computer so that the kids can do their homework.

  • Rhiannon Fountain - Hey Ashley!! I love your blog and I read it every day! This is an awesome giveaway. My husband is in need of a new laptop for his business. This would be great! Good luck to whoever wins!! Thanks!

  • Travis W - That is crazy and fun that Staples gave you a computer.

  • Alison Rowe - Perfect timing! This would be perfect for all our back to school adventur

  • Ashley R. - How cool! And even cooler when blessings birth other blessings!

  • henna d - a touch screen laptop? So amazing! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • katy - I am so excited for you…and maybe for me too hehe fingers crossed!! What a perfect time!!

  • Katy C. - Such an awesome giveaway!

  • Alison Rowe - Perfect timing! This would be perfect for all our back to school adventures!

  • Amy L. - I absolutely love the pic with all the small fingerprints on the screen. Precious!

  • Necole Kell - My husband and children have taken over my lap top. It would be nice to have something of my own.

  • Corrie Anne - Love the description “less pc-ish” — that’s what i’d look for!! :) I’d love this for my piano studio.

  • Bethany - Sounds like a fun laptop and a nice cross between my Apple and a PC. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Mindy Hake - What an awesome story!!! God is so good!!

  • Danyelle - I have been looking for a touchscreen laptop for the kids to do their homeschool stuff with. I’m checking into this laptop.

  • Maggie - Yay! Awesome giveaway!

  • Sirje - Love this blog!

  • Kira - I know it’s a very long shot to win, but what the heck. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, we are entering our 4th year of homeschooling & this would be amazing! :)

  • Honore - So happy there was an easy solution to your problem!

  • Cathy - I would love to be the winner of this!! My old school computer has finally bit the dust and I need a new one! This would be a huge blessing!!

  • Erica - So Fun! A touchscreen laptop! Bring on the little fingers! It’s hard to keep up with the ever changing world of technology!
    Would love to win!

  • Sara - I would love to win! Thanks for doing the giveaway. Sometimes it seems like too much work to donate or give something like this. Thanks for the chance!

  • Stephanie - I have been trying to teach my kiddos to use a trackpad with limited success!
    This would be such a blessing for us as we move forward with school and life!

  • Lindsey - Love how kid friendly it is! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Sandy - I know a teacher that could use a new laptop!!! Would love to win and be able to bless my daughter.

  • Amanda - My 2006 laptop is on its way out. This would be amazing!!!

  • Amber - I could totally use that laptop. Mine is on the verge and my husband tells me EVERY…SINGLE…DAY that I need to replace it. :)

  • Kelsey C. - great giveaway!

  • Alisa Biggs - My daughter would love this!

  • Kari - My husband has been looking at this exact computer for his birthday. I have Windows 8 on my home laptop and ended up turning off the apps because I don’t use them. Much better that way.

  • Emily - I would love to be entered to win! Thanks!!

  • Leah S - Oh how this would make for a smoother school year :)

  • Kelly R. - I love the look of confusion on Firecracker’s face in the shot from behind the screen! I think I look like that most of the time when online! We could definitely use this computer for my stepdaughter who is volunteer teaching at a charter school for low income kids in Wilmington. She has a Smart Board but no computer to run it!

  • angie - we would love a laptop for homeschool!

  • Teresa S - Would love a new laptop. My daughter’s is on its last leg. One with a touchscreen sounds so cool!

  • Kirsten - So excited to hear about this new stage in your life – and hooray for answered prayers, big and small!

  • Julie - Oh my goodness, what an answer to prayer this would be!!!

    I purchased my last laptop when I went to Kazakhstan to adopt my little girl. “Something” happend to the laptop and has not been working right since we returned. I could use new personal laptop for so many reasons and would provide so much freedom at this place in my life. This would be a God-sized miracle for our family!!! <3

  • Lauren - Sweet giveaway!

  • Chrissy Reed - That would be so helpful for our 1-laptop-home as my husband is gone with the Rail Road for days at a time. How nice of Staples!

  • Dawn Ritchie - I think it’s so great that it came at a time where you really needed it. And I’m not a fan of technology shopping, so your review was helpful. :)

  • Sonja McIntire - Would love to win.

  • Richel - what a great giveaway. my family could certainly use a new laptop!

  • Robyn Curtis - Love your blog and cute family! I like how sometimes our prayers are answered in the most unexpected way! A new computer would be nice!

  • Rachel B. - Wow! What a great gift! We’d love one for school!

  • Lynne - Fun giveaway! My littles would love to be able to touch another screen!

  • Robin Boyko - Hi Ashley, this came at a perfect time. I too am researching a PC for my husband to buy. He’s going to be doing some consulting work, so he obviously can’t use his regular work laptop for that. I’ve always had Macs at school, work and home so I don’t know quite where to begin when it comes to getting him a PC. This is a good start! Thanks!

  • Ashley - i love the stickers/tattoos on firecracker’s arms. your children are so precious :)

  • Liberty - We are needing an additional laptop now that we have 2 middle school homeschoolers. I’ll have to look into this one. Thanks!

  • AmberC - What a great story! So glad for you guys.

  • Siew - We are currently battling an aging Mac and the thought of replacement is down the line in financial priorities! This would be great.

  • Kason - Wow! Great review.

  • Lisa K - OH MY!!! With six kids and one computer this would be a blessing!!! (hope I didn’t comment more than once. I keep getting a database error when I try to comment).

  • abbeyviolet - I loved this, particularly the part about the touching screens that aren’t touch screens. My younger two don’t really remember life before the iPad and when they attempt to use a regular computer they routinely “touch” the screen to no avail, but generally lack the dexterity to use a mouse. I’m glad to see that touch screen computers are coming into play soon!

  • Jennifer Rae - Yeah for God answering our needs in miraculous ways.

  • Sarah Lundgren - I, too, am a small business owner and this new computer would be perfect in helping grow my new business! What a wonderful giveaway! Have a beautiful and blessed day!

  • Bre - pick me! in desperate need of a new laptop!

  • Kim - I just was playing with one of these the other day. Acer has come a long way! Love it, and thanks for hosting the great giveaway!

  • Alison Fleeup - Thank you to Ashley and to Staples for this opportunity! I would love to win a laptop. My granddaughter would have so much fun on it with me. We play a “Pop the Bubbles” game and evey day she asks to play. I could set it up in whatever room I happen to be and let her go at it.

  • Carrie - That is some crazy timing. Love the little hands on the computer!

  • Tiffany C. - Cool computer~ (*And what a great, little love-note from the Lord, too– providing an answer for the question you were pondering, at just the right time!~~) :)

  • Thersa - Would love a second laptop for our family!

  • Abby Mae - What an incredible blessing! I love when things work out like that in life.

    p.s Firecracker looks so adorable in that pink shirt!

  • Amy - Wow, that’s so amazing that Staples gave you a laptop at just the right time and awesome that you get to give one away!

  • Tammy - A new laptop would be great!!!

  • Kimberly - Isn’t it amazing how God works?! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Stacy - That computer looks lovely! Interesting timing, as my old Toshiba has been on the fritz lately, and I’ve turned to using my work-issued laptop in the evenings and on weekends since it’s so much faster and light-weight.

    Windows 8 definitely has a major learning curve, and I recommend watching tutorial videos online and committing the time to learn it. It’s allegedly much “easier” and more intuitive than the old system, but it takes some time to break those old habits. :)

  • Hollie - Oh my kids could totally use a new laptop for school! in process of getting the stepped-on-laptop fixed right now…

  • Andrea - Wow, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Andrea - Wow! This is awesome. A laptop would be great here as someone is always on the computer when someone else needs it :)

  • Samantha Liz - That’s so awesome that you all are starting a new adventure. We homeschool out three and the two eldest are wanting a windows 8 laptop! It would be so amazing to win one. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Becca G - Free laptop! Now that would be a treat!

  • Christine - This would be awesome….thanks for doing the giveaway.

  • Dee - This laptop would be a game changer in our house. Totally need one but not willing to go into debt to buy a new computer and there is always something more important to purchase than a new computer.

  • Roger - Would love to win! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kelley - I would love this!! And my husband could really use it for his new job!

  • Shelby Brooks - This would be so helpful for college!!

  • Alison - What a blessing! Looks like it is a hit with the kids.

  • Gretchen Sanders - I would love a new laptop!!! :)

  • Cynthia - We need a computer for our homeschool. We have a special needs child who would benefit from the touch screen. Thanks!

  • Erica - I feel like we are on borrowed time with our computer now. I panicked a couple weeks ago when it was acting funny and backed up all my photos. My kids would love a touchscreen!

  • Breann Suttles - Thank you for this great giveaway. Staples is where i get all of our school supplies.

  • Kaitlyn Bright - Wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

  • Angie - Good luck!!

  • Kari - Fun give away! I love your tablecloth! Such beautiful colors!

  • kim knight - Wow! We could really use this in my home! My son is just starting high school & it would be awesome for him to use!

  • Marissa - I also know the same teacher as Sandy^^^ who could really use a brand new laptop! It would be another huge blessing in my sister’s life!
    (Yo también conozco a la misma profesora que Sandy quien puede usar una computadora nueva. Ella es mi hermana querida y sé que esta bendición sería muy buena para su vida! Gracias Ashley Anne para todo lo que haces!)

  • Katie - What a fun giveaway.

  • Diane - I would LOVE a new laptop. P.s. your kids are so freaking adorable!

  • Monique - We’re in a similar situation. Two small business owners just starting out, and only one laptop. Hearing the unique way God met your need makes me smile :)

  • Megan O'Neal - I would love to win a new laptop! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Jenessa - I would LOVE to win this!

  • Laura M. - Fun! I’ve been needing a new laptop for a while now.

  • Marissa - My laptop just died so I would love to win this!

  • Alisha - I just love when the unexpected happens at the perfect time! Glad it worked out! Love your blog!

  • Joey - I am getting ready to send my oldest daughter to college. Guess what is on our shopping list? A laptop.

  • Tonka - This would be great to win!

  • katy - It’s amazing when things work out like that!
    My husbands work laptop has seen better days, and I just know it will die at the worst possible time. Would love to replace it before that happens!
    Since using an iPad, I’ve found myself wanting to just tap and swipe everything too! Old iPod, GPS, anything with a screen… It’s frustrating when it doesn’t work, and them I realize what I’m trying to do… Oops!

  • Mary - I definitely could use this. Thanks!

  • Kristin Jordan - Love the idea of a touchscreen for my kiddos

  • sarah c - Such a great giveaway!

  • michelle atwood - Thanks so much for this opportunity and what an unexpected blessing for your family. Good luck to Chris on his new adventure! Have a great weekend!

  • Jenna - I would LOVE a new computer. Mine is on its last legs!

  • Heidi - This would be awesome to win but you didn’t mention if the giveaway is open to just U.S. residents… we have Staples in Canada too :)

  • Meg - Wow! Too amazing to be coincidence, I think. Sounds awesome, thanks for the opportunity.

  • Jeni Yantis - Love your blog! Thanks for sharing your family with us!
    What an amazing giveaway!!

  • kateh - How great! This would fill in the gap in our technology issues with 4 kids!

  • Elizabeth Highsmith - Are you kidding me?? This is awesome! Love it! He is so good to us!

  • Renate Jackson - I see why your blog was down this morning.

  • Crystal - How fun!! Love this story. Such a great one for God’s provision!

  • jessica - First time ever leaving a comment but I LOVE your blog and your children. Have 4 of them myself — you are yours are a joy to behold in our house. My littles love seeing what your guys are up to each time I sign on. :) Blessings!

  • Andrea@KnittyBitties - What lovely timing … I suspect that wasn’t just a coincidence ;). Good luck in your new venture!

  • AASpark - We have been thinking about a laptop vs. ipad mini for our kids. This is a great option to consider. Thanks!!!

  • Brook Stewart - What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  • Jacque - With my husband starting his MBA in September, we are going to need to transition to being a two computer home, too!

  • Stacey - My husband and I have been looking at laptops just this week. I’ve recently gone back to university (nearly 2 decades after my first degree!)and I need a laptop for that. Thanks!

  • Tiffany Stillwell - How fulfilling it is to see the Lord work in not-so-mysterious ways in your life. Good Luck to Everyone!

  • Kari - Oh my goodness, I could SO use a new laptop. Mine has random chips taken off of it, it randomly shuts down, and it moves so slowly that editing photos is virtually impossible.

  • Roseanne L. - Thanks for sharing! I like Acer products, we have had an Acer laptop for several years now and looking to upgrade soon. this looks interesting.

  • Jamie Hennigan - Oh wow! I would love this computer! It looks so fancy :)

  • Mary mcmullen - We’re also at the point of needing one for our 2 unschooled kids. This one sounds interesting!

  • Jennifer - My kids recently broke the screen on my laptop so having a new one would be AMAZING!My bday is the 6th so it would be an awesome late birthday present!

  • Sidney Claire Smith - Wow! I’m just learning how to do computer graphics and this would be great for me to use!

  • Nancy - Oooh, I need a laptop. Pick me!

  • Amy - My friend at church has one of these. Looks really cool! We could use a new laptop. Ours would be considered a dinosaur!!

  • Ruth - Thankful for God’s provision for your family when you need it most!

  • Jill - I would LOVE to win this! All 4 of my girls will be in school at the end of the month and we only have one computer at home.
    Thanks!!

  • Jen L - What a neat opportunity for you – thankful that God provided just what you needed and excited that you get to be generous as well! :)

  • Brenda - This would be great for homeschooling (and reading your blog of course!) Thanks for the chance to win

  • Veronica - Wow, could we ever use one of these! Thanks for the giveaway, and for your GREAT BLOG!!

  • storij - I love when awesome blessings come into your life out of no where.. congrats on the computer…We also could use a new one …love your blog….

  • Becky M - Happy for your family that you now have a computer for Chris :) (my husband would love one, too!)

  • Crystal Prychidko - How awesome!! I bet you were floored when Staples contacted you!!! Everyone can always use a new computer!!

    Here’s to wishful thinking :)

  • Chania - Wow, that is a very generous giveaway. I would love to win this for my husband whose “laptop” is more like a suitcase.

  • Marin D - My husband is starting his own at home business so this would be perfect for us. Thanks for the review.

  • Nora - What a great opportunity for you! And for your readers.
    We have two kids entering first grade and are also getting assignments for them that my dying desk top isn’t managing well. It would be a boon to have a touch screen computer for the family!
    Thanks for blogging. Your presence is a positive one in my life.

  • Jessie P. - Glad that you got a computer

  • Hannah C - I have never heard of a touch screen laptop, how neat! My husband is needing a new laptop for school so this would be so awesome to win!

  • Donna - Oh my goodness, how awesome is this???? What a cool computer. My kids may have to teach me how to use it :)

  • Rebecca Hill - Thank you so much for the chance to win. I would love a new computer!

  • Trena - Would love to win a new laptop for my husband. He is a mac user. His poor mac has been to Iraq and back. He is trying to start a new practice and could really use a new computer.

    I have followed your blog since Firecrack was a baby. How time flies.

  • Maria - God is good, you needed a computer and He supplied one and it looks like an amazing one at that.

  • Betsy - Isn’t it amazing when our needs are met just exactly the way they are supposed to be. What a blessing!

  • Rebecca Hill - Not sure if my first comment posted – could find it. Thanks for the chance to win – a new laptop would be awesome! Love your blog – I read it every day.

  • Heather - Your review of this laptop is very helpful and timely. Thank you!

  • Ashley - Cool giveaway!!! Thank you!

  • Adriana - Great photos as always! I believe God works to make our wishes come true when we deserve it and this seems to be the case!!! I never comment, but I have read each an every post since the very first one! I love your family as if I knew you! All the blessings to you.

  • Bethany Smith - God always provides in His perfect timing. So cool! :)

  • Rebecca - I have always been a mac user as well, and I work for Barnes and Noble – so I own a nook. It is funny – as you said – to watch the little ones in my family interact with these devices (iPhone, Nook = touch screens) and then use the mac and not be able to touch the screen! I even find myself doing it from time to time!

  • Regan - I would love to be entered. My laptop is barely hanging on. It is being held together by a rubber band right now..lol! My daughter uses it to go to PBSkids and Starfall and I had to teach her how to rig the rubber band.

    Thank you, Ashley & Staples, for the chance to win and good luck to all.

  • Kammie Bryant - I have an older Acer laptop and have absolutely loved it! It’s about time to be getting a new one though. I would love to win this laptop! Then I could give my old one to my 8 y/o son! Praying I win!

  • Ashley - We too are in need of a new computer since one of ours just died! We are solely depending on my work laptop for our family of four needs…..not ideal. ;)

  • Paula - I have a small pink Acer that is need of being replaced. It’s a good brand :-)

  • Christina Larsen - Would love a new laptop for the kids…Windows 8 is different to use, but with practice you will get the hang of it!

  • Allie - I’ve been praying that my almost 6 year old desktop doesn’t die before I can save enough to buy a laptop, so thank you so much for the chance to win! Between being a single parent, working full time, and going to school part time it’s definitely been a challenge….God is good.

  • Jamie - WOW! How ironic is that?! My husband is trying to do more freelance graphic design work and his computer is so old that the color doesn’t come up the right way :-) A new laptop would so amazing! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Casey - I don’t know if I can enter being in Canada but I’d love to win if I can. We’re looking to get a laptop before school starts up again, so my daughter’s have something portable to work with. We have an acer desktop touch screen and we love it but the only space we have for it is in our basement and it’s not always fun sitting down there.

  • Melinda - As someone who has a business at home (2, at one time, but the hubs decided to go back to school) it is definitly an ESSENTIAL for each to have our own computer. We had a short period of a virus in one and tried to share….NOT A GOOD IDEA:) Would love to try a new touchscreen version…sounds like fun!

  • Christie - yes please :)

  • Moriah - Well, I love your blog whether you have giveaways or not. But, our laptop just died, so this would be perfect timing for us as well. Happy Friday!

  • Becca - Love when the universe listens!

  • Susn A - Sounds like the perfect gizmo for our home!

    PS – Love your blog and photos!!

  • Zenobia - That looks like a great laptop. Thanks!

  • Jessica - My friend turned me onto your blog a few years ago and I read it religiously every morning when I get to work. You are an amazing photographer, wonderful mother, and truly inspiring woman! I have truly enjoyed being part of your journey!

  • Mandy Jones - My laptop is dying a slow death and due to several heavy medical bills a new one is not in the cards right now. My income depends on access to a computer. Winning this would make my day brighter!

  • Noelle Keller - My husband neeeeeeds a laptop for school, desperately! I surely hope and pray we win this one!

  • Jennifer Williams - My computer at home died about 2 years ago. A replacement would make bill paying and menu planning a lot easier!

  • natalie - Wow, what a lucky break! Good luck everyone. xo

  • Dena K. - How handy that they emailed you to try one right when you needed one! Awesome! It looks like a nice machine.

  • Anna - The touch screen feature is intriguing. I’d love to have that!

  • karen brown - awesome giveaway! my gateway is on it’s last leg as well. this would be great as we contemplate taking the homeschooling plunge!

  • Lori - Wow, what a blessing! That touch screen looks cool, thanks for hosting the giveaway! :)

  • Abby - Great timing and great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Stephanie - I would love to be the random number today! :o)

  • Brianna - What a great giveaway! My laptop recently died on me (after a good 7 years). Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kate - What great timing! I’m glad to here things are adjusting well to Chris’ career change!

  • Amanda Jones - I have had my eye on a touch screen laptop for some time now. This is such an awesome opportunity. Thanks Staples and Ashley!

  • Amy L. - Fabulous! So glad you were provided for! (Also, love the shot of the fingerprints on the screen.)

  • Kellee - I can’t think of a better family to “review” the laptop! Your curious kids will love it and we will enjoy seeing them use/swipe it!! Congrats to Chris on the new venture!

  • Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks - I love the idea of a touch screen with a real keyboard. The best of the iPad and laptop worlds collide. Super cool!

  • Sara S. - This is pretty neat! I have the bad habit too that when I use my laptop (which is a whole lot less now than I used to) I try to swipe the screen. I forget because I use my phone so much! Haha!

  • Laurel - i’m in the market too! what an exciting giveaway opportunity…thanks!

  • Momof2 - Oh, how fun it would be to win!!!

  • Sheila Pearson - You don’t even know what a blessing winning this would be… Thanks to you and Staples for this opportunity!

  • MelissaM - I love this story – what a provision for your family! A touch screen laptop sounds like a dream. Thanks for the chance to win one Staples!!!

  • DawnF - What an amazing giveaway! Fun!

    Love your blog ~ seriously it is AMAZING, girl! :)

    Have a great weekend! TGIF!

  • Serene - What wonderful timing for Staples to come up with that offer for you. I’m glad for you. Good luck to everyone!

  • Erin - Oh how I’d love to win….and the 7th just so happens to be my birthday:)

  • Charly Smith - What about fingerprints? :) We are also a Mac family but it would never hurt to have an extra computer!

  • Rachel - We would love to win a new laptop for our home office!

  • Alliree Zushin - Please enter me into the contest. Thank you!

  • Melissa W. - Fun giveaway! :-) Thanks for the entry!

  • kimberly oyler - i don’t need a new computer, so don’t pick me. just wanted to say how awesome it is that you were provided a computer. God is so good.

  • Abigail - Oh goodness! My husband and I have been looking for a new laptop. This would be perfect!

    “When I was in college I remember taking a computer course and the instructor pointing out that when he said click on something, he didn’t mean put the mouse on the screen and click on the object. Evidently, that had happened a lot”

    Ha, love it.

  • Catherine - Ha, I just cleaned my Mac screen 10 mins ago because it has fingerprints on it! We have been going through the whole ‘I think we need another computer for the kids for school’ scenario. Fingers crossed!

  • Sarah P. - Would love a new laptop for senior year & beyond!

  • Lindsey Claassen - Finger’s crossed and a prayer whispered!

  • Gabe - I started following your blog when you brought Little One home.

    My all time favorite post is the one when you discuss homeschooling. You handled a very touchy subject with such grace! Thank you for that!

    I also follow you on Instagram and I think your husband and mine share a birthday (6-25??)

    I have 5 kids also, but they are a bit older, I look at your photos and remember those days, btw…it never gets quieter. Well, maybe in a few years when the start heading off to college it will?!?!:)

  • Allison K - Ohhhh I’d love a new laptop!!

  • Ruth@GraceLaced - He always provides! Yay!

  • Margo - I love the way God works and provides! I would love to have a new laptop….mine has just started to give out. :(

  • Cassie - What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Shay Brazeal - What a blessing & thanks for sharing the opportunity!

  • Jen Mac - So useful and well-timed!

  • Allison E. - What an opportunity and getting to share it as well. Thank you for sharing! I would love this for my kids!

  • Emily Meyerhoffer - I would love to win this!!

  • Tara Laviana - wow that laptop sounds great & the touch screen looks amazing! my younger brother’s going back to college in a few weeks & his laptop recently crashed. Unfortunately my parents can’t afford to purchase a replacement one so my old & slow laptop was going to make the journey as a last resort. It’s on its way out as well, sometimes restarts without saving documents & doesn’t always work well with the internet which doesn’t help when at least every class has an online portion. I know my brother as well as my whole family would really appreciate this great gift! thank you & staples for the opportunity to win one :)

  • Kari - So cool how God works!

  • Christina - Oh wow! This looks SO cool! I would LOVE one of these! So neat!

  • Bopin C. - What a great opportunity this is! It would be really awesome for the kids. Love visiting your blog. It’s my daily routine.

  • Dana - You have some beautiful children! I’ve been following your blog for two years now, and never commented, but I absolutely adore your family, and you are such an inspiration for my future family.

  • Tina - What I like most about these photos is the intensity of their faces as they figure out and explore! The beauty of young minds to intuitively find their own pathways!

  • molly - i love how God always provides whatever we need
    i’m so happy for your family :)

  • Katy - This would be great in my 3rd grade classroom! How fun for your kids!

  • Lauren Ferguson - I love how God’s goodness is displayed in His sovereign providence! How cool that He provided a computer exactly when you needed one!

  • Angela S - Isn’t it just wonderful when you can see the Lord’s hand in your life? What a great blessing for your family and your readers too!

  • Keri Duggan - I have an old Acer laptop and I love it! It is running a little slow now though and I’m about to start grad school, so I would love a new laptop!

  • Allison - That is awesome they let you review the laptop! We are using an old laptop for school this year, and I have my Mac. I’m sure the laptop will die at some point, and a new kid friendly one would be helpful!!!

  • Ryan - Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Carrie Rosalind - So cool that Staples had perfect timing! I could use a laptop right now too – I’m going back to school online and would love to have a laptop to take with me wherever I go so that I can always check in. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • caitlyn - me please!

  • Cortney R - Thanks so much for the chance to win the giveaway! Love God’s timing in all things!!

  • jessica @ americangypsyliving - I can so relate to missing the work laptop thing! We actually have a super tiny Acer that we brought with us while traveling in South American for a year. It was awesome! They have great products.

    xoxojess

  • Jessica - I would love to give this to my husband, whose laptop has certainly seen better days after going through his computer science degree.

  • Sarah - Staples is really uping there game eh?! How exciting for you guys. Enjoy this transition!!!

  • Jess M. - OMG! Going back to work as a he science teacher after taking a year off with my first baby, and I NEED a new computer! This would be PERFECT!

  • Lindsay - Pick me, pick me! Thank you!

  • Jen - Pick me pick me!! Our kids would love a touch pad laptop for their school stuff and to play. We would love them to stop taking ours!

  • Camille - Oh I would so love to win this! My laptop’s screen is flickering like crazy and I think it’s going to give out any second. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  • Annemieke Hytinen - This is so cool! That would be amazing to win one!!

  • Stephanie L. - Would love a new computer!!

  • Karissa Mundt - I would love to win this laptop for my mom. She is without one currently. Her’s took a dive and she is clueless when it comes to advance technology and the purchasing of one, so this would ease her burden. I could resume emailing her again and send her photos of her sweet grand puppy. <3 What a great giveaway Staples + Under The Sycamore!

  • Annemieke Hytinen - This would be amazing!!

  • Lindsay - Love your blog! Such a sweet family.

  • Kerri C - My husband’s laptop from college is finally breaking down, so we are also doing research. I’ve been waiting for touch screens to be integrated with laptops, so this one looks pretty cool!

  • Mary Beth - My laptop is a mess. I could really use a new one!

  • Cherie - Awesome! We can always use a laptop especially since ours has been giving us problems lately. Thanks.

  • Stefanie - Blessings come in many ways! Thank you for the chance to win,
    Stefanie

  • Kristi - Woot woot. I love random drawings.

  • Jennifer - Ok, clearly a free laptop would be awesome. But I’m mostly commenting because it’s so amazing to see how God provides for us. Beyond our needs.

  • Charul @ Tadka Masala - Fab giveaway!! And all the luck to Chris. :)

  • Amy - I love this laptop! We have a mac that’s on it’s last legs, to get one would be great!

  • Holly Smith - I would love a new lap top, what a blessing. God always provides at the right time.

  • Susan Williams - Isn’t it great when what you need is provided. I always love how things fall into place like that. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Stephanie George - This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. Yours is my favorite blog to read. Thanks for all that you share with us!

  • Megan - What a great giveaway! As always, your photos are so endearing. Loved the tattoos!

  • Alicia - I would love a new laptop! The one I have has mouse issues. :(

  • serena - wow! it’s amazing how God provides!! this looks like a great laptop…

  • Sarah - What an amazing gift from Staples! We’re looking into laptops right now since my husband is back in school for his masters! This review is super helpful!

  • Kelly Richman - That’s so awesome. Gotta love Staples and giveaways!!

  • Amy - We also just found ourselves in the laptop dilemma. A laptop giveaway? Yes, please :)

  • Elizabeth - Wow, that’s awesome AND so kind they gave another to give away!

  • Lindsay - I would love to win this… Our old desktop is getting slower by the day & we have an almost 7 year old learning about computers. Would be perfect! :)

  • bonnie cummings - Ooo, what a wonderful thing this would be. We are homeschoolers too, with 4 kids age 5-19. Our main computer is old and showing signs that it is long past ready to retire — a new one to replace it before it completely gives out would make a huge difference for us. So glad that ‘karma’ has seen all the good you have done and given Staples a nugde to reward you :)
    Thanks!
    Bonnie

  • Korby - Thanks so much for the giveaway! Someone will be blessed!

  • Natalie, the Chickenblogger - If there are two or more in a house, these days, you are gonna need two or more computers… especially with school aged children. Thank you for sharing this opportunity!

  • Karn - I love it when good things happen to good people!

  • Elizabeth W - This is great timing – we need a laptop because I have to return mine to work, just like your husband did. Thanks for the review and the chance to win!

  • Rachel - Awesome, what a great giveaway! Also, your kiddos seem right at home with this laptop based on the photos.

  • Jenny k - What a great giveaway! This laptop would be great in our house especially for school projects.

  • Amy Livengood - Oh I love giveaways & I also love reading your blog!

  • SueB - I would love to have this laptop. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Mallory - It’s wonderful to see young children take to technology like old pros. My laptop screen recently gave out on me, so I am using it with a desktop monitor! I desperately need a new one as school starts soon!

  • Hallie - I love your blog!

    I would in turn do a giveaway to my mom or my sister.

    Best wishes,
    Hallie.

  • Ruth - Awesome!

  • Christine Mullican - Would love to win a laptop for my daughter in college!

  • Megan - What a great giveaway! As always, your photos are so endearing. Instead of being fearful of them exploring the computer, you took pictures of her curiosity. I loved, loved, LOVED her tattooed little arms.

  • Maureen - This is awesome, for you & one of us! I’m looking forward, when you two are ready, to hearing more about the new career path Chris is on. Exciting times!

  • Briana Kessler - What an amazing prize this would be! Wow! My laptop died last year and there are things that a laptop can do that nothing else can! Thank you for the opportunity to win this!

  • carrie - Hi. I have enjoyed your blog over the years and find it so interesting how so many know so many in “blogland”.
    thank your for sharing your thoughts on family, photography and adoption.
    carrie

  • kariane - Wow! How amazing!! I would love to have a laptop for my kids. We are getting ready to go on an extended RV trip and this would be so great for my kids to use on our travels. Thank you so much for hosting!

  • Joanne - My laptop is on its last legs, this would be the answer to my prayers. My kids would be so exited to start the school year off right. Fingers and toes crossed.

  • Melissa N. - Thanks for a wonderful opportunity ! A new computer would come in more than handy !

  • Maureen - How awesome for you & one of us! I’m looking forward, when you two are ready to hearing more about the new career path for Chris. Exciting times!

  • ajira - Ah! Awesome giveaway. Would love to have a laptop! Thanks!

  • Jennifer Morse - Hello. I would love an upgrade for my 10 year old laptop. Thanks.

  • Gynna B - What perfect timing for you! Dont you just absolutely love that when the time is right He just opens doors and you are where you need to be? I have learned that I have no control over my life, I just go where I’m lead and am soo happy for it.

    GynnaB

  • christina - Love Firecracker’s expressions! Would love a new laptop!

  • Moira - This would be an amazing gift to receive! We could definitely use this in our house! Thank you so much for the chance!!! Moira Gorman:)

  • Carrie Taylor - We need a new lap top for the kids schooling we homeschool! :-)

  • Danielle - I’ve been wanting a new laptop for when I bring work home. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • erin - amazing how god hears us. awesome blog by the way. read everyday for a little pick-me-up.

  • Aimee - Don’t you just love when you have a problem and the solution just comes to you the way this laptop did? My oldest son’s laptop just broke right before school starts and we will have to send it out to get fixed. I would love to win this Acer laptop for him to use for schoolwork and then for my youngest to have for schoolwork after my older son’s computer comes back.

  • jodi - we could definitely use a new schoolroom computer…ours is DIRT slow! thanks!

  • Keri M - My husband and I had a similar conversation recently. Thanks for hosting the giveaway and giving us all a chance to win. Congrats on your new laptop! :-)

  • Darcy - Two computers recently died in my household. Trying to figure out how to fix that with two teenagers and lots of homework coming soon. Awesome to hear how God provided, and does over and over, for you and your family.

  • Melody J - This would be awesome! Our laptop is on its last legs.

  • Patricia - What a great giveaway! And how crazy is it that now we have laptops with touch screens!

  • Jeanne - I’m a mac girl too but a new computer would be a great surprise for my still in college with a really old computer daughter :-)

  • Frances Locke - I would love to be able to donate this to my daughter’s classroom this year!

  • Colleen White - What a great giveway! Its amazing how technically savvy kids are these days!

  • Jennifer - what a blessing! our son is headed off to college in 8 days and will be taking my husband’s laptop with him. we have a desktop that we’ll be using, but since there will still be 5 of us here at home, we’ve been looking into another laptop :)

  • Jenna Wieringa - Ashley, I so enjoy coming to your blog. It’s one of those strange experiences thinking there is someone out there that I think I would be very good friends with. I often feel like I am reading and viewing someone close to me. How weird that is with some one you don’t know. I have 5 children, oldest boy 9 and one daughter 3 with special needs. Her older sister is a fire cracker too always sporting a tutu. I have an art and design background and love vintage. And we home school, garden etc. So needless to say, it’s fun to see what your life is like and get inspired for mine. Wish I had a blog to share with you. Working on that…when I do, I will send a link. Best to you….Jenna

  • Tamara Romero - That’s very exciting! How great. We are starting up an etsy shop soon, and my husband take our Mac book to work, so this would be perfect!

  • Amanda T. - How awesome were they with the timing?! And how awesome that you get to give one away?! Yay!

  • Beth Anne - Oh man… I would be beyond thrilled to win this. I’m starting a new business myself and my computer is old and unreliable.

    Seems that everyone is in need of a new laptop… this will be such a blessing to whoever is chosen! Thank you for choosing to host this giveaway Ashley.

  • Amy renea - Yes PLEASE!

  • Hayley - My daughter is constantly attempting to “touch” my Mac screen. What it’d be to have her learning on a platform that actually allows that! Even if I don’t win, I may have to check them out for myself. Thanks Ashley, thanks Staples!

  • Emily C - I need a new laptop too! Fingers crossed!

  • sue - So exciting how the Lord provides!

  • Ana - That is an awesome giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Elaisha T - Would love to win this laptop! My family and I are currently starting our own small business and this would be a huge lifesaver!

  • Katie Kramer - We would love to have a laptop, especially for the kids and their school work.

  • Beth Ann Boyd - Oh my gosh, this would be so awesome! The power chord on our laptop isn’t working so it won’t take a charge unless it is plugged in just right and then the moment the wind blows it is out. Incredibly frustrating. We have been researching laptops and trying to make a decision about what to spend and then from there figure out what we can get.

  • Jennifer from NM - I tried to leave a comment earlier, but the site crashed. I went back and tried to find my comment in the 741 comments later, but I can’t find it. There are a whole lot of women named Jennifer, Jenny, Jen, etc.!

    I have an old Acer that I bought used from our computer-fixing guy. He likes Acers because they don’t “just break”–you have to do drop them or spill something in them. It would be awesome to have a newer, smaller, updated computer.

    P.S. I love the little finger smudges on your screen!

  • Marty - I was just talking to someone about how I need a new laptop this morning! Thanks for the giveaway! This would be a-ma-zing to win!!

  • Jenny B. - What a great opportunity! And what an amazing story! We would love a new laptop in our house. The kids use my old Dell desktop, and I’m constantly having to remind them not to open Internet Explorer because it is SO slow. :) If we could get rid of the desktop, we could get rid of the monstrous armoire holding it, and then I could get the bookcases I’ve been drooling over for our school room! Domino effect… yes, please! :)

  • Jacey Reeves - Awesome giveaway!

  • Ashley - Winning a laptop would be awesome!

  • Lizzie C. - Oh, wow! What a fantastic giveaway!!

  • Alice Sears - My husband needs one for school. This would be awesome!!!

  • April - Oh neat-o! Thanks so much for this giveaway! Sounds like it worked out perfectly for you, and maybe for one us readers!

  • Dana - Kids would love this for school!

  • Mary Moury - Thank you for the chance to win, this is an amazing giveaway!

  • Raelle Belland - Wishing to win…here goes!

  • Lara Shoop - Thank you for this awesome chance ! Could really use a touchscreen laptop would make my life so much easier :)

  • Cindy Erwin - Would love to be apart of your giveaway! Also, looking forward to joining your photo class soon. Cindy

  • Ellen S. - Would love to win a laptop for my mom who has kept her little Acer netbook going for years longer than we expected.

  • Ana Fargen - I could for sure use a new laptop to give to my boyfriend who is starting school soon.

  • Suzan G - Isn’t it amazing how the cosmos sometimes steps in and solves your dilemma? We recently had a similar experience regarding our daughter’s college living arrangements and tuition payments. We keep telling her that she has an angel on her shoulder. It looks like you might share our favorite angel!

  • Coco - ooo my laptop is about to wave its white flag. This would be awesome!

  • Sharon - Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  • Stefanie Robinson - I love your blog and have followed it for many years. I have a child who will start 1st grade this year and a 2 year old also and we do not have a home computer. Thanks!

    Stefanie

  • Lindsay P. - What an awesome giveaway! Thank you!

  • Taylor - How awesome!! We have one computer and we always deal with conflicting computer times :)

  • Stefanie Robinson - Would love to win and love your blog.

    Thanks,
    Stefanie

  • kris saia - Oh boy, would that be a blessing! Please enter my name in your drawing… my current laptop is decrepit, and living on borrowed time!

  • Danelle Klaman - What a perfect blessing for your family’s dilemma! Certainly an answer to your prayers.

  • Joy - Perfect timing just before school starts….my son is in need of laptop for school!

    Thanks!
    Joy

  • Nichole - Wow! How cool is this?! Hope I win. ;)

  • Rebekah - Would be amazing to win! Your kids are adorable :)

  • Cheryl Millican - My kids would love a touch screen computer, how fun!!!! What a great idea!

  • Josie - God is always good to us – we have a need and he provides. How wonderful it would be to win – our children are just now learning how to use the computer (5,4 & 2) – to have a touch screen would be so very helpful!!

  • Sara - How wonderful! Congrats to you and your lovely family!

  • Anna - My laptop died weeks ago and we don’t have it in budget to replace, so this would be helpful!

  • Kristin - I’ve been so interested in touch screen laptops lately, but haven’t been able to convince myself to get one! This would be great!

  • Kimberly T. - I would love to have a touch screen laptop to take to my classroom at school! How fun!

  • Kindra H - A touchscreen laptop sounds so fun! Would love to win it!
    I hope you all figure out windows 8. My parents recently got a new laptop with windows 8 and they’re still trying to figure it all out. :)

  • rachael - Love the white casing on the laptop! We have windows 8 and after figuring it out we are really enjoying it!

  • Lauren D - This would be a great surprise for my husband as his computer crashed a week ago.

  • Clayton - What a great giveaway!

  • A Shindelar - Wow, what a great giveaway.

  • aimee - Wow that’s awesome :)

  • Erin - Thank you for your wonderful blog and for hosting this giveaway!

  • kimberly - What an amazing giveaway with even more amazing timing! Thanks to you for such an inspirational blog and Staples for such a generous giveaway!

  • Nicoline bingham - Ahhh, let me think about it, a free laptop…….YES PLEASE!

  • Anna - We would love this!!!

  • Angela - Please, pretty please, Lord!!! *Grin

  • Christy - Wow! God is so good! What a blessing :)

  • shatcher - Makes me feel really good about Staples! Would love the chance to win!

  • Jess Z. - I need a new computer, I have a dinosaur! Would love to win!

  • Jordan - My husband just got out of the military and had to return his work laptop too. Would love to be able to win instead of buy!

  • Alexandra - Hey, what a great giveaway! I am starting college courses online this fall and this would be a great computer to use for school! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  • Maegan Crews - Wow! Pick me :)

  • Cynthia - This is just what we need in our household. ~Thanks for the review and giveaway! :)

  • Arlene - Thanks for sharing your “Jehovah-Jireh” experience. So encouraging!!

  • Emma L. - I love how the timing of this was spot on for you and your family!

  • Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist - What a cool giveaway! I would love to have this for our family.

  • Jessica - Isn’t it amazing seeing the way God answers prayers?!! If I win this laptop I’ll be giving it to my friend, who so badly needs a new computer but constantly puts her husband and kids in front of her own needs.

  • Laura Fox - WONDERFUL! You guys are so blessed.

  • Gena - It is amazing what kids can do on the computer. My daughter in 2nd grade told me our power point was ‘old school’ because it was older than her schools version!

  • Emily - I would love to gift this to my mom!

  • Amy M. - Best wishes with your new career venture!

  • Lyana - Give it to me baby aha aha give it to me baby aha aha !!!!!!rsrs Very nice !!!

  • Kelly Arnold - I love reading your blog!! It is awesome and the giveways make it even better!

  • Rebecca Wade - What a generous giveaway!

  • Angie - Oh my goodness. This would be Ah-mazing. My laptop went on the fritz two days ago. Love your blog!

  • Bessie - What an awesome giveaway!

  • emel - Love your blog…

  • Hannah - My brother has been putting off buying a computer for college—he’d love the touchscreen! Thx for the giveaway! xoxo

  • Jodi - Love your blog Ashley! My laptop motherboard recently quit….. would love to win this one! :)

  • Sabrina Cash - Hello and thank you for offering this giveaway. As a college student with an old slowly dying laptop I really appreciate that there is someone out there looking to give away a nice shiny new one.

  • Mary Beachy - sweet, i’ve always wanted a laptop that is touch screen. mine is almost ‘giving-up-the-ghost’ i’ve used and abused it too long…..

  • Angela E - Well, there you go! Isn’t God good? He always knows exactly what we need and has it taken care of for us. I’ve been leading VBS this week and He’s taken care of so many things. I’m glad your kids a computer to use. I hope the winner is someone who needs a miracle right now!

  • Hollie C - My husband is needing a new laptop for our small business. He would love a touch screen laptop!!

  • Laura - Great giveaway — thanks so much!

  • Christine - Seems like we’re always trying to figure out who gets which computer at our house too! This computer would help us solve our dilemma! Great giveaway!

  • Haley - Pick me!!

  • Courtney - It’s so awesome to see God providing for your family like that! What a great giveaway too!

  • Lisa - Thanks for this awesome opportunity! We are in need for a new laptop and were planning on shopping for one soon. Thanks again!

  • Tanya B - Love your story about the mouse — so funny! I would LOVE to win one of these!!

  • candice - This would be a welcome addition to my growing family. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Natalie - This would be super cool! what great timing for you!!
    thanks!

  • mia - isn’t it funny how God provides the things we need? no matter how silly they may seem…

  • Michelle Skalet - Wow! Great giveaway, thanks! I must be ancient… I didn’t know they made touch-screen laptops. :)

  • Sarah (SophieBugsMom) - Wow! What an answer to prayer for your family!! Hoping that he is listening to our prayers too… single mom with a son moving away to college and no money to buy him a laptop. In denial that he is leaving in 2 weeks from today.

    Winning this giveaway would be incredible! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • cathie - awesome giveaway! fingers crossed as my stepdaughter has been asking for one!

  • B. James - I could really use this headed back to school :)

  • Rosita - oh my, are you really giving away that laptop? amazing :)

  • Kristen - My sister would love this laptop!

  • Erin - what a GREAT giveaway! I am glad it helped you out in your time of need and what a great thing to giveaway!

  • Analia - What a blessing, to have that in your mind and then have Staples contact you! We’d love one for school!

  • Stephanie - My husband is going back to school this fall and this would be perfect for him!

  • Karla Swalve - We just moved and are having another baby, the list of things to buy are endless! I have a very old, barely hanging on laptop and a new one would be amazing! (It only took about ten minutes to type this comment, lol :) ) Here’s to trying! :)

  • Cindy Bahn - We have had several Acer computers, and have always been very happy with them. a colleague has been teaching classes for Windows 8 users, and she said it’s a steep learning curve for those of a “certain age”, but I’m sure you and your family will have no problems!

  • Kristine - I never win anything,but I like this blog and thought I would say hi Ashley!

  • Karen - This would come in so handy. Sign me up.

  • Erin - Would love to win this giveaway and update our laptop with Windows 8. Thanks!

  • kristine - Just saying hi. I never win anything:)

  • Erin Grace - I would love to have a touch screen laptop!

  • Cori Kyle - He is SO faithful!,

  • Danielle - Love your blog, you have such a beautiful family

  • Kate - This is awesome! Hope I win :P

  • Martina Ahlbrandt - My daughter is always touching all over my laptop screen, too. I’m not sure if this would help the problem or make it worse! At least she’d get the results she’s expecting. Smart idea, Acer!

  • Ashley Provow - God is so good! He works in miraculous ways!

  • Karla LaPine Swalve - Trying to enter again as our old laptop doesn’t work very well and is barely hanging on, lol! We just moved and are having another baby, the needed list of things to buy is endless! Would be amazing to win! Here’s to trying!

  • Emily L - What glorious timing and generous offer. My kiddos touch my laptop screen all the time!

  • Kristi Jernigan - I would love to win a new laptop!!!

  • Julie T. - Wow!

  • Sarah - i would LOVE to win this laptop!

  • Amy - What a fantastic give-away! We only have one computer right now and it’s definitely hard to find time for everyone to get in their time. And the touchscreen on a laptop – genious!

  • Erica - I can already see the finger prints on the screen from the kids ;) That’s what my phone looks like too everyday after my kiddos are done with it.

  • Carolyn schmitt - What a fantastic giveaway! Fingers and toes crossed!

  • Ashley Dice - Would love to have a new laptop I don’t even know when I bought this one!!! Thanks!!!

  • Jessica J. - We sometimes fight over who gets to use the kindle. I’d love to win this so we can each have our own devices! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sally - How exciting. These days, there never seems to be enough computers for everyone in the house. Thanks for the chance to win. Enjoy your new computer!

  • Jill D - What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Leslie - We would love a new laptop! So happy that the timing was great for you!

  • Audrey Nielsen - Have been thinking about getting a new laptop. This would take all the research out of it for me if we get to win one!! Good Luck to everyone!

  • Annie - I touch screen laptop??? That’s so cool!

  • charissa - awesome giveaway!

  • Gillian - Best wishes for your husband’s new endeavor! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Joni - Fun giveaway and perfect timing for your family. A win win…especially if I win. :)

  • Carla Guthrie - This sounds awesome! I have my first grandbaby and they come out knowing how to use technology it seems. Maybe he can teach me a thing or two. :)

  • Lisa - Wow, this would be so great to win! Thanks!

  • Kelsee - WOW!! what a great giveaway! this would be a great gift for my momma!!

  • Marsha in OK - Praying the Lord will bless whomever receives the gift of this laptop!

  • Erin L - Oh, my sweet husband would just love it if I happened to win this! What a blessing for you to receive yours at exactly the right time :)

  • becca - wow – how fun a touchscreen laptop!

  • Julie D - Love your blog and photos! I could definitely use a new laptop and upgrade the one I have!

  • Heather C. - Isn’t it amazing how fast technology changes!?! :) What a great giveaway!!

  • Kelli Lewis - Awesome giveaway! Much needed in our house.

  • Jennifer Meyers - This would be great for me to use for work and couponing! Thank you very much for the opportunity!

  • Danie O - I had similar “learning curve” issues when upgrading my ancient laptop with Windows 8. Now, I have a windows phone, too, and I absolutely LOVE Windows 8!

  • Bethany - Wow… what a great giveaway! With homeschooling, we could definitely use another computer for the kids!

  • Elaine - I’d love a laptop for our homeschool classroom!

  • Ashley Gray - Charlotte, age 4, would love this. She gets very irratated when laptops/desktops don’t work like the ipad!!

  • Jen M - I’ve wanted a laptop for quite a while now. I’d love to be chosen!! :)

  • Minda - I love your blog and the craft ideas! Nice deal on the laptop!

  • Suzi Kern - Drooling over the touch screen!

  • Rita Boyle - What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for looking out for your readers :)

  • Joe K - Great giveaway! Awesome to see God’s hand providing.

  • Jillian - I feel your husband’s pain My laptop is a work laptop. I can’t imagine giving up my mac and not having a backup.

  • Meg T - I love their little hand smudges on the screen : ) Thanks!!

  • alejandra - hi ashley! wow, this is my first comment ever!! one question, i´d like to participe at the giveaway, but i live in argentina, can i?
    of course i´d pay all the shipping costs.. well, i´ll wait for your answer.. or just count me in!
    thanks!

  • Irene Rodriguez - Love seeing the kids interacting on the computer, so cute!

  • Minda - I love your blog & the craft ideas! Nice deal on the laptop!

  • Kimberly Bernhardt - What a fun and useful giveaway!

  • Jules - Wow! Could that timing be any more perfect for you…& us too? Thank you for the opportunity. We need to replace the laptop the kids are using & this would be wonderful. Thank you for sharing your stories & these opportunities with us readers.

  • Laura Toriello - Oh how I am in need of my own laptop … I’ve been without a computer for a few months now. This would be AWESOME!

  • Nydia Jaime - I love your blog! You are pretty much living my dream life and I enjoy reading about it! I’ve always wanted a big family who is Godly and free, and so creative. I need a dose of inspiration in my life, and your blog does that for me.

    P.S. Winning this laptop wouldn’t be such a bad thing either ;)

  • Julie - Wow! Our laptop is slowly dying. This would be awesome.

  • Susannah - Hi! I found your blog while preparing to enter a photo contest through HSLDA. They recommended it as a great source of photography tips. I have really enjoyed reading your posts! Thanks!

  • Christina G - Isn’t it great when prayers are answered like that! Thanks to you and Staples for the awesome giveaway and chance to win.

  • Tonpia - Last night, after pretending I was my own IT person, I almost broke our home computer. We decided for me to keep my day job and never touch the operating system again and that we should probably get a new computer. The financial timing for us isn’t good right now though. Then I see this post. Call it a sign, call it what you will, but I can’t help but put my hat in the ring on this one.

  • Leah B - I am so in need of a laptop. Desktop just isn’t doing it anymore! :)

  • Melissa P - My husband needs a laptop so bad. This would be perfect for him.

  • Laura C. - it sure would be a surprise to win!

  • Taylor - I would really love to win this! Just in time for the school year!

  • Kelli C - What an exciting new season for you and your family :)

  • Jen - We could put this to good use in our home too!

  • Angela - Great give away and awesome solution to your dilemma!

  • Melissa - What an awesome giveaway!! My laptop is on it’s last legs (nearing 10 years old!!) and I sure could use an upgrade. THanks!

  • Ashley - What a fun giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity and for doing what you do everyday!

  • Michelle Luu - My daughter also needs a laptop so bad. This would be perfect for her.Thanks!

  • Brooke - Great giveaway!

  • Madeline French - This looks awesome and easy to use!

  • RaD - This would be so awesome to win and would solve some of our computer problems as well!

  • Stacey - Wow! That is exciting to see how God provided for your family! It would be a blessing to have a new computer as I’m preparing to teach English overseas in the next few months.

  • Skittle - What a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing!!

  • T - Thank you for entering me in this contest!

  • tricia - Digital natives have no idea how far we’ve come!

  • Jana Johns - I stumbled across your blog thru a friends blog. I love reading about your family and the creative things you do.

  • Alyse - We’ve been needing a laptop and this one sounds like it would be a good choice!

  • Julie L - I love that God enabled you to get a laptop just when you needed it. God is so good!

  • Mary Ann - Love your blog Ashley!

  • Marci - Fantastic! I love when things work out like that! Cute photos as always!!

  • Jenn - Wow! Neat laptop! And what blessed timing for your little family. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Susanna Niccum - Such an amazing giveaway!!

  • Susan - It would be awesome to win this! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  • Tonya - Ahh! This would be so awesome. Our cat just knocked down and destroyed my fiance’s laptop and between school and food we can’t afford a new one. It’s nice that you’re giving away things that would help people even when you don’t have too. I guess this is just one of those chances to spread kindness to others! Thank you for being so thoughtful, my life needs to be full of more thoughtfulness and selflessness.

  • natalie - My husbands laptop broke 4 months ago, we’ve been working on one computer too, and its rough especially since we’re both students. We would love a new one!

  • Sue Symens - Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nicole Francis - How great! We love trying out new technology at our house! Thanks!!

  • Faith - I really enjoy reading your blog and all the amazing photos you take. Thanks for sharing your blessings!

  • Ashley - I would love to have this for my kiddos. We homeschool as well and it would be nice to let them have their very own instead of always using mama’s computer.

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

  • Sarah - My computer is so old! This would be amazing to win! Love your blog!

  • Angela Davis - Please enter us to win. Thanks!

  • Ashley - Hope this isn’t a duplicate comment. My laptop is now acting funny! Isn’t that lovely. Anyways, this would be terrific for my homeschool kiddos. They would be thrilled to have their own.

  • Brittney - My computer is on it’s way out and a new one would be amazing!!

  • Kristel Armes - What a blessing! Thank you for having this giveaway!

  • Christine - Oh I would love this for school this year! We homeschool and I have one ready to take an online class and the others ready to start using the computer to type. It’s getting harder to share the old desktop.

  • Kristel Armes - What a blessing! Thank you for having this giveaway and sure hope the winner is one who needs one!

  • BeckyH_in_MA - Our son is going into high school next year (gulp) and this would be such a blessing!

    Congrats on the first egg, too!! Bok Bok!!!!

  • Ariella - Wow…awesome giveaway. Great timing

  • Brandie - It’s crazy to think of all the amazing technology our children have access to!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Amy - Oh yes, how technology has changed! And to think we had a typing class. Wonder what that will evolve to in the highschools!

    Happy Friday!

  • Karen J Moseley - I’m just gonna pray that this computer goes to the person/s who need it the most. What a kind and thoughtful Giveaway!

  • Mary - A new laptop for graduate school would be absolutely amazing. I love your blog so much!

  • Laura Morris - I love that this giveaway is a blessing to you and your family, too! How wonderful! Best wishes to you and your husband in your new work paths.

  • Ronda - This looks a great laptop. So great for your family. Can I enter from the UK?

  • Caroline - Hi Ashley! This would be on a perfect timing for us too. Have a great time with your laptop. I follow your family for quite a few time now and you are so inspiring with your lovely kids and your family life.

  • Angie - Isn’t it amazing how God always provides? He is so good and generous! We would love to be blessed as well but are so happy your family received such a lovely gift!

  • Caroline - this would be perfect for me! my computer is on it’s last leg of life and I could really use a new one (without having to borrow money to buy a new one!)

  • melissaerin - love your blog. you are an inspiring mama. :) thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Cindy - Awesome for you and the lucky winner!

  • anne - Answer to your prayer! I could definetly do with a new laptop – the old one is barely alive anymore :)

  • Melyssa - Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Andrea R. - Oh how fun! :-) I am in desperate need for a new laptop, so let’s see if I am lucky. :-) Best regards, Andrea

  • Laura Birshan - a free laptop?! that’s crazy talk. fingers crossed.

  • Danielle - What a coincidence! The kids look like theyreally enjoy this new toy. I am a Mac user at home but use a PC at work. It takes some getting use to for sure! Good luck

  • Lea G. - is this a worldwide giveaway ? I’m from germany.

    If yes, i would love to join.

    By the way i really love your blog.. hope o have a family like yours one day..

  • Tobi - Love your blog! Crossing fingers…

  • Hannah Flowers - I’ve always been so intrigued ny the touch screen laptops! They are soo cool!

  • laura birshan - first comment didn’t go through, how about this one?

  • Kristina Abel - Eek! How exciting for you and how exciting for one of us. Good luck to all!

  • Whitney - What a sweet giveaway!!

  • Cheryl - I can’t imagine…what fun!

  • Heather - So cool! God always provides!!

  • Heather - I love little miracles like this! What a blessing. And thanks for the chance to win one!

  • MLC - Pick me!

  • Kay - My family is going through a situation similar to yours too, so winning a laptop would be fantastic! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  • carley - my 4 babes would love this laptop!

  • Sandy Cole - What a blessing for your family! I would love to win this laptop but I am happy for whoever wins and I am also really impressed with Staples!

  • Crystal wedel - Love your blog!!

  • Nicole C - What a great give away, very generous!

  • Amy K. - I would love to be able to hand down my current (4 year old) laptop to my soon-to-be middle schooler! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Kara - we too are in a computer dilema! with an old desktop in the spare bedroom our son will soon be moving into because of a new baby on the way in october, we need the extra space a laptop provides! Thanks!
    Kara

  • Angelique - Hi I loved your last post about Joy and her family. A new laptop is also needed in our family as my husband is now using our family one for work. Which doesn’t leave also of time for the rest of the family.

  • Lexi - What perfect timing that is! I am in the middle of a laptop hunt myself and this is exactly what I have been looking for!

  • Maryhomemama - Wow! Love the idea of a touch screen on a laptop. Mine is limping along…and with homeschooling 2 teens, it has a lot of wear and tear. I would LOVE it!!
    Anyways, I’m comment 936 (or so) and when I saw how many there were at the bottom of the post, I laughed out loud! 2 thoughts: 1, you have a TON of people who read your blog but remain anonymous (until you say “Free!” Ha Ha) and 2, I am SO NOT going to win it!! But that’s ok. I’m still loving your heart and soul that you put out there all the time and want to thank you. Many times your children don’t only make your day but mine, too!! Cheers!

  • Theresa J - this would be perfect for my son who has been asking for a laptop

  • Marti Buurkarl - How lucky for you and for one of us! Thanks!

  • tina - Ah, yes. I am about to be a stay at home mom and will have to give my work laptop up too! Ugh. How fun to win one.
    Thank you for the opportunity. -Tina

  • Lani - Favorite picture has to be the little hands touching the smudged-up screen! Hoping we can win one for our home!

  • Patty S. - So happy you had your laptop dilemma solved like this! I know first hand what a daunting task computer shopping is.

  • Sandi - How lucky for you and whoever gets the giveaway.

  • Dana - Awesome giveaway!

  • misty c - I am always amazed how things happen to work out…love your story. God is always at work, even when we seem to be working so hard to figure life out!
    Thanks for the great opportunity, we desperately need to replace our 8 yr old desktop for homework and this would be the perfect option.

  • Jenny - Wow! That is pretty great!

  • Cara P - Wow! This giveaway is made for me! My hubby and I were just discussing getting me a new laptop as my computer is blue-screening on a regular basis now, I work at Staples over summer (I’m a teacher), and I love your website!

  • Rebecca D - Our laptop broke a few months ago. This one looks pretty nice!

  • Drew Wohlford - The kids are adorable what great photos. this computer would allow me to finish my book and help the un and underemployed

  • Katie Wilson - Wow! This is such a great give away. I too have always used Macs… but my husband has not. He currently has a very old laptop that is ready to be upgraded. We would love to give this one a try!

  • Corinne - Thanks for the review!

  • Tami - Would be awesome to win for school, been doing everything i can on my phone :/

  • Bill Wilson - My wife just told me about this! I would love to have a new computer!

  • Valerie - Love your blog! It inspires me daily! A new computer would be amazing!!

  • Mallo - I love reading your blog, it’s very inspiring.

  • Angela P - Holy cow, look at all the comments! But add me in the mix too please!!

  • Melissa - Love your blog and reding about your family! Would love to win this computer!!!

  • Jessica - I would love this!

  • Michelle - Congratulations on being selected by Staples! The way you captured your kids curiosity using the laptop was awesome, great advertisement!!

  • Colleen - What an amazing opportunity and giveaway! We are taking the leap into homeschooling this year, and a laptop would be a wonderful tool!

  • heather - God works in mysterious and wonderful ways!

  • Amanda - Wow! What a lovely giveaway! I have some minis that would LOVE it!

  • Angela - A laptop would be such a blessing!
    P.S. I love your blog! You have a way with words that uplifts and inspires me, as I am sure you do many people. Thank you.

  • Jessica Hood - I’m a mom of two headed back to school this fall. This would be so helpful!

  • Kristi - HE does answer prayer!!! We are in a similar situation! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Heidi Smith - what a great giveaway! could definitely use an upgrade as my laptop is getting slower and slower by the day.

  • Amy Leigh - What a great time of year for this giveaway!

  • Natalie F - Hi Ashley,

    This would be great for my husband. He’s an Army Chaplain who can’t get into crucial Army online portals and Army programs that are PC only unless he is at work. So much of his career is maintained from home and having a PC would seriously save him so much time and stress!

  • Alison - Oh my gosh this would solve all of our problems right now! My poor husband is using his mom’s old work computer for his master’s degree in social work. The poor old thing weighs about 20 pounds and is just as clunky as an 80′s car phone. This Acer is just the upgrade he needs!!!

  • Gen - We will begin homeschooling this year and I was just thinking about how much easier it would be to have a laptop than our desktop computer. This would be great to win and I am sure my kids would love the touch screen!

  • Ange - I would love this for homeschooling!

  • Alycia - Thanks for the review of this computer…currently looking in the market for a new lap top : )

  • Zoe Frank - I’ve been following your blog for a while. Now seems like as good a time as any to leave a comment since I was just telling my husband I really need a laptop.

  • Alicia - I desperately need a new laptop! It’d be great to win!

  • Hannah Alderson - Wow… almost 1,000 comments already. Glad you like your laptop. We are going to be in country almost 6 weeks adopting our 4 kids and my husband needs a laptop to work from there. This would solve a small problem we have found ourselves in regarding a laptop. Here’s hoping we win!

  • Laura - We could definitely use one of those in our home!

  • Amanda - I would love to win this laptop!!

  • Sandi - Wow, looks really cool and I love love love those pics of your little ones on the computer!

  • Jenni Ashcroft - How fun!! I must not be up on things because I didn’t know there was a computer with a touch screen! Lol. Four kids will do that I guess!:)

  • Jodi B - Our family could really use a new computer for almost the exact reason as yours! Plus the fingerprints on the screen of yours are just too cute.
    You have a beautiful family, love the chickens, too!

  • Crystal - Isn’t God so good! We’ve been looking for a new laptop, as ours is on it’s last leg. Never knew they made touch screen ones! Awesome!

  • Kendra Wright - I love touchscreens except for the inevitable grime on the screen that comes with it.

  • Kristen - Love that this opportunity came to you at such a perfect time! Love your blog, your photos, and reading about your family.

  • Jessica - Awesome! I’d love to win. My kids could definitely use this with school starting!

  • Sara K. D. - What an amazing gift for my family! Fingers crossed….

  • Brad - My wife loves this blog and mentioned the giveaway. My home schooled teens could make great use of this laptop.

  • vanessa - oh! this would be awesome to win. we could definitely use a new lap top. thanks!

  • Allison - Would love to have this for our home… We have the same problem around here you guys do!!

  • Brandie Leep - Awesome! Pick me, Pick me!! Love your blog!! B

  • laura - my boys are getting older and could use a computer for “them” too. mama’s computer is for work, not sticky fingers and loud video games.

  • vanessa b - I love this blog! What a huge giveaway!

  • Karyn - My first comment, but I’ve been reading for a long time! I started reading about your adoption story and I love your photos!

  • Jennifer - what a great giveaway! I love how even in your review stayed true to your story-telling nature! just another reason why you’re awesome :)

  • Joyce - Awesome timing for a giveaway!

  • Carly - A laptop would be so amazing. If i won the lapton, I would use it for college. It’s so frustrating not to have one when I am down at school all day.

  • Cassie - This would be so helpful right before school!

  • Cyndi - Lucky you guys got a laptop. A laptop would sure be nice for a lot of people to have :)

  • katie - I love your blog! Great pictures!

  • Jess - What a fantastic opportunity! Completing my dissertation just about finished my current laptop off, to win a brand new shiny touch screen would be so awesome!

  • Mike - I laptop would sure be nice for my family. We have one but it is so slow you can barely use it.

  • Kristine - I found your website yesterday and read about your adoption experience. I really appreciate you sharing. I couldn’t stop reading. That is great that you got a laptop just when you needed one.

  • Jamie - I could definitely utilize another laptop :)

  • emily - Wow, what a blessing for you and a reader! We are in a similar place with me starting a non-profit and currently using our sole family computer to do everything on, it would be amazing to have a “work” computer!

  • Amy Kay - We really need one for our kids to use for homework.

  • Kristin - Wow! That would be a huge blessing! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  • Megan - Awesome giveaway!!

  • Tammy - Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Jermaine D. - Looks like a fun laptop!

  • Amanda G - We really need a new computer…but we’ve just started adoption #2, so it’s not in the budget.

  • Samantha - What a great giveaway! I love following your blog—especially your adoption journey. What an amazing family you have.

  • courtney shanahan - I love that it has a touch screen. I hope I win!

  • Amy Oliver - What a cool giveaway! Thanks!

  • Carrie - My sister would say that “needing” a computer is such a “1st world” problem. :) Honestly, the Lord delights in giving good gifts to us – too numerous to count – and I celebrate your good gift along with the other winner.
    (side note- my apologies if I posted twice – my own computer had issues the first time I tried and I couldn’t tell if it worked).

  • Amanda Griffen - Amazing how God provides for us!

  • Dori - Wow. It is pretty cool that God used Staples to meet your family’s need. :)

  • Amanda Lester - Hey Ashley! Thanks for the great giveaway. I’d so love to bless someone with this so it would be great to win. Hope you ad the fam have a great weekend. : )

  • Rachel - The day after you discussed this issue Staples emails you? Amazing! And God given! I’d love to win one! Pick me!

  • Billie Armlovich - Thanks for the opportunity to win this. I have a grand daughter who loves the touch screen on my phone, and loves computers. Plus I believe her mom’s computer is taking a dive, so I know what I would do with the computer if I won it.

  • Katie - this would be great for my classroom!

  • Jennifer Randolph - God is great!! Delivering when there is a need! So happy your family got a computer they needed! Awesome giveaway!!

  • Rebecca g - Oh my! I would love to win this, we are in need of a laptop!!!

  • Jane - Too bad Staples doesn’t sell apple laptops! ;-) Fun giveaway regardless!

  • Renee Anne - We too are in need of another laptop for homeschool purposes. Fingers crossed!

  • Kelli - It is amazing how quickly technology has changed/is changing. A clue to my prioritization of all things tech is that I am wayyyyyy more interested in your tablecloth than that fancy new computer:)

  • kyla - Very nice! That sure could come in handy here. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Jill - Hi Ashley, I love your blog! So cool to hear how God is blessing your family;)

  • Leandra Morgan - I am a teacher, and I desparately need a new home laptop. I have had mine for over 6 years, and it’s running very slowly. My mom and sister commented above (^^^^^Sandy and Marissa) and I’d be such a blessing to win! :)

  • Katie - My friend just bought one just like this and it’s amazing!

  • julianniem - Wow! that’s an awesome blessing for you all!
    Would love a new laptop.

  • Beth - This is perfect timing! My husband is starting a new job and we need a computer.

  • Jen Ratzlaff - Wow! Thanks for sharing the presents! :) You are a blessing to follow and an inspiration to me. Lots of love to you & yours…

  • Shannon - What a blessing! Would love to have one too. :)

  • Hannah - As a poor newlywed and soon-to-be college grad/English teacher, a new (free!) laptop would be such a blessing!

  • Stephanie - We would love this laptop for our first year of homeschooling!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • emruss - could I really be this lucky? this would be such a huge blessing!

  • Shelly Capehart - Ok..I can’t lie..I am commenting for the obvious opportunity here, but I do love your blog..it is lovely!!

  • Jill Stansell - How cool! I’m thrilled to see someone get to live their dreams. The laptop would be welcomed at my home for school.

  • Cathy C - What a giveaway! Thanks.

  • Gretchen Owens - Would love to win a computer for our family. Always fun to see what you have in store for us on your blog!

  • Christie Smith - I think my kids would love this computer!!

  • Kelly Roseberry - This looks like it would be a perfect laptop for my family and I!

  • amy lenhart - wow.. God’s perfect timing at work!!!

  • Mandi Smith - Wow! God is so good! I love when He seems to provide for us sometimes before we even ask :) I would love to get my hands on one of these and let my 5 and 3 year old try it out!

  • Elizabeth - I would love a new laptop and with my children in our home it would come in very handy!! And who doesn’t love Staples for all their back to school supplies! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  • Jennifer Collver - Considering I’ve had my current laptop for the past NINE years I definitely could use an upgrade haha.

  • Amanda K - Praise God! What amazing timing.

  • Leila - I would love to win this computer! Our PC has gotten a virus and we have to make do with the use we can get out of it – buying a new one isn’t in our budget right now

  • Nicolle S - Woah, insane giveaway. Thanks Ashley and Staples!

  • Karla Swalve - This is ironic, because I have to use my husband’s computer to make this comment because mine is on it’s last leg :) We would love to win!!

  • mary cawley - love your blog

  • Elaine - What perfect timing for your family! How awesome. Our family could sure use a new laptop as well.

  • Kimberly Dial - WOW! How awesome is that? Pretty awesome! I love the look of concentration on their faces — love it! :)

  • Anna H - What an awesome computer! I didn’t know they made touchscreen laptops. We are kind of in the same boat- my husband’s laptop died quite a while ago and we have been looking into getting him a new one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Leigh - Oh, me please! My computer is doing terrible. I need this!!! I enjoy Acers too!

  • DanielleJeanne - How wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity :)

  • Breeana Betts - Sometimes God works in miraculous ways! That’s awesome for you guys! Hoping for a chance to win!

  • Alie - Thanks so much for the fun opportunity, Ashley! I’m in need of a computer for my little people for school. Thank you for letting us all watch your family grow!
    ~~Alie

  • Naomi - That cracks me up about students putting their mouse on the computer and clicking it. But I guess if you’re not familiar with computers you wouldn’t know any different! It’s amazing how far technology has come. My kids would love a touchscreen laptop!

  • Ellie - Ashley!! can I just say you are totally living my dream life?? God has totally blessed you, and that’s awesome. :) and I would love to win this laptop…it would totally come in handy. :)

  • Kelsey - Fun! I would love to have it!

  • JuliAnn - I need a new laptop! Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  • Dawn - I would LOVE to win this computer! I teach computers to kindergarteners and when they try to touch the screen on the PC, it’s adorable! It would be awesome to have a “real” touchscreen they could use!

  • Alicia - My husband’s laptop is on death’s doorstep. I would love to surprise him with a new one. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  • Kristy D - My computer is starting to show signs of it’s age. I could really use a new one!

  • Katie - Awesome giveaway! My kids think every screen is a touch screen too! :)

  • Amy - I’d love to win!

  • Leslie Memula - I very much enjoy following your blog and I would love to be included in your drawing for the laptop – best wishes to your husband on his new job journey!

  • Kim - We are a homeschooling family and would love a laptop for school time. Awesome give away.

  • Michelle - 1 in college and 1 starting in the fall, we could definitely use another computer :)

  • Sarah A - We’d love to win a laptop! What a fun giveaway, and great timing. I love hearing how those things happen! God is good…

  • Liz R - It would be a dream to win this giveaway just in time for the new school year to begin!

  • Jami - So exciting!

  • Meg G. - As the daughter of a small business owner I love that both you and your husband are making it happen for yourselves! This would be a great gift for my nephew who will need his own when he heads off to college next year.

  • Katie - I would love to win!

  • hilary - We’re mac users over here, but I love the idea of the touch screen!

  • Libbi erickson - I am three weeks away from having all three of my children in college at the same time! Miss number three could greatly use a new laptop as she starts her college journey.

  • Coby - I would be beyond elated to win this laptop! I have been storing up pictures on my camera since my 18 month son was born because my laptop is too old and slow to upload them. This would be such a blessing to be able to upload, and create a scrapbook, for my son!

  • Tami Campbell - I love how God does these kinds of things…because He cares about everything we care about and He loves us! Thank you for sharing the blessings.

  • Kris - I would be beyond elated to win this laptop! I have been storing up pictures on my camera since my 18 month son was born because my laptop is too old and slow to upload them. This would be such a blessing to be able to upload, and create a scrapbook, for my son!

  • Kristin Harper - Would love to win this for my sister who is home schooling her kiddos!

  • Molli - Awesome! We could sooo use this for homeschooling, what a fun giveaway!

  • Tonya - Wow, Ashley! What a great opportunity! I’d certainly love to win! I’m a teacher and going back to school is a tough time with two littles in school as well…looks like this is a great computer! Hooray!

  • Fleur Last - We are in the same situation. My husband has a work laptop but his work is finishing up so a new laptop is in order.
    Would love to win one, then we just have to sort out the work car!
    Love your blog, I find it very inspiring, thank you.

  • Kim - The drawing ends on my youngest sons birthday…hooray for us if we win!

  • Julie C - It takes me forever to do anything on my computer, including get on your blog. Time to ditch the laptop I bought back in ’06!

  • Tessa keath - Jehovah Jireh – The Lord will provide! What beautiful timing!

  • Carrie T - Ooh, we could definitely use a new laptop!

  • Kennedy Oakwell - Sounds like a cool laptop! Fingers crossed.

  • Stacey - Love your blog, and what fun it would be to win!

  • Nancy - I would love to win a new laptop!

  • MarthaB - What a wonderful giveaway! My husband and I have been sharing an ancient MacBook and I know he would love to have his own laptop to work on work projects at home since they do not provide him with one.

  • Elizabeth - I would love this laptop!

  • Danielle - That is awesome how that worked out for you! Sorry, I am only commenting on a giveaway post, but I’ve been following your blog for a quite awhile and really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing your life with us all.

  • JanineG - Yay! I could use one of these!

  • Christian@Modobject at Home - What a blessing for your family! I love to see how God provides. This looks like a nice one!

  • steph - Grats on the new laptop!
    *runs off to go wish upon a star*

  • NicoleRae - I would love a new computer for school as mine is failing and can no longer open two internet tabs at the same time!
    I love your blog and appreciate your honesty in every aspect you choose to share and keep personal. And the kids are so darn adorable and full of personality!

  • Babsann - Can’t wait to browse your blog on my new Acer!

  • Debbie Kolstad - Ask and you shall receive!

  • Dana - Have the same dilemma you have and need one the kids could use! :)

  • Tarah - Ahhh! Would be a dream to be chosen!

  • Pam - Wow! I think that’s what I would call a nugget from God. Thanks Staples for a chance to win!

  • chesley - what an awesome giveaway!! would love to win!!!

  • Melanie - Wow. I’m excited to enter this contest but honestly it’s just so cool that you needed a new computer and one was just offered to you. Last night we gave away a laptop to a family friend who has fallen on hard times, so it’s just laptop miracles all around!

  • Jenn - I want a new laptop!

  • Brittany Jones - WOOOOHOOOO! A new laptop for medical school would be AWESOME!

  • Lynn Osborne - Wow! This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Regina - I’d love to enter! Thanks! :)

  • kate C. - Cool new laptop! We’d love to try it out too, if we are lucky!

  • xay - Would be a BIG blessing! Amazing how God answers.

  • Beth - I would love one to use in my classroom! :)

  • Meghan - Thank you for all the encouraging, brave and real things you write on your blog!

  • Libby Maddux - How wonderful it would be to receive a new computer! I’m in!

  • Heather - Id love to have that laptop!!

  • eva scott - God continually blows my socks off. Congrats to you and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Ambie Keen - Here’s to hoping! ?

  • Julie Wearmouth - Your blog is such a blessing Ashley. Thank you for letting us see into your world and for this opportunity.

  • AshleyAnn - Jenna – yes! Be sure to send me that link! :)

  • Kelly Clarke - So glad the laptop worked out for you guys! God definitely come through!

  • Julie Fischer - My laptop just went out. I would love one of these! Love your pictures and your home!

  • Becky - Thanks for saying yes to Staples so we could have a chance to win one too!

  • Marcie Ward - Thank you for your amazing blog :) I love reading your adventures daily!

  • Katherine - What a sweet thing for Staples to do! I really enjoy your blog. You are a wonderful mama.

  • Lauren Bond - I think this story is proof that good things happen to good people!

  • Marit - I would LOVE to win this computer. Also, want to add that I really like your post on critics. Right on.

  • Jamie - I’d love to win! My laptop is on its last legs.

  • AshleyAnn - Gabe – Yes, our husbands do share a birthday. Thank you for your kind words about that homeschooling post. It was hard to write, so I am so happy to hear it came across with the grace intended. Thank you.

  • Marisol - I’ll give it a shot. You have a lovely family.

  • jody greenlee - Your blog is the last thing I turn to at night for inspiration when i wake up.
    Thanks for all you do to make motherhood more understood.

  • Karen - That is so awesome!

  • Molly - Love your blog (and love giveaways!)

  • TinaPow - Great timing!

  • megan jaros - How special itis that you will share!

  • Megan A - What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter! My husband was serving in Afghanistan when our son was born and something like this would have been amazing to have to share everything with him while he was gone for all those firsts!

  • Andre-Anne - I have had the opportunity to work with Acer in the past. Truly hope you and the kids enjoy it.

  • Andree Anne - I have had the opportunity to work with Acer in the past. Truly hope you and the kids enjoy it. Cheers to new fun in your home.

  • Crystal Oliver - Wow! What a wonderful giveaway! Wishing you the very best. Good luck with the new adventure.

  • Emily - This would be an amazing gift for my family!

  • Amy - God has great timing! We’d love to win this!

  • mandy - Holy Moly! That’s awesome girl! :) PTL for His provision always!

  • Dawn - How cool! Fingers crossed. Have a great weekend!

  • Lisa Reed - This would be awesome!!

  • Jayme Mitchell - What an awesome giveway! Our family would love a new laptop!

  • Lindsay Witwer - Thanks so much for a chance to win! We homeschool and would love to win :)

  • Kat - My laptop is old and dying. I could use a new laptop!

  • cathy smith - Grest review, And thanks for the giveaway!

  • Erin @ Sew Abundantly - I had a colleague at my last job who had been taking computer classes to get back in the job market after having raised 4 kids. Some of the women in her class did that very thing: touched the mouse to the screen. In my college computer class we memorized the number of mb in a floppy disk – 5 1/4 and 3 1/2. Oh how times have changed!

  • Savannah - I would love to win the laptop!

  • Greg - Would love to win this laptop for my daughter Leandra^^^. Her current laptop has made it all through her college years and now she is starting her 3rd year of teaching. It is still kicking but she could most definitely use an upgrade. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Christi Kurtz - Love the cool story behind your new computer.

  • Shannon - Thank you for the give away! I thoroughly enjoy your blog!

  • Shannon - God is good!!

  • Katie - My ancient laptop is about to die, so I could definitely use another one! Fingers crossed!

  • Katie L - My mom teaches kindergarten and there are a bunch of kids in her class that try to “swipe” the page when reading a book haha. I wonder what my kids will grow up doing?

  • Jessica - What great timing! If I won, I’d give it to my nephew and he would be SO thrilled!

  • Jessica - Great giveaway! With kids running around it would be nice to have this to move from room to room! (Also, love your blog and inspiring Instagram) ;)

  • Elizabeth Beattie - How wonderful for you and one lucky reader!!! Ask and you shall receive!! Our desktop is crapping out on us and we are in the market for a new computer. This would be really great. Thanks so much!

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

  • Linzy H - Thanks :)

  • Danielle Albini - What a great way that God provided for your family! Been ‘following’ (sounds creepy) your family for close to 4 years now. Love your blog!!

  • AshleyAnn - Jody – well the tablecloth is definitely not part of the giveaway! Isn’t it a great one ~ my favorite too! :)

  • AshleyAnn - Jody – Wow, thank you. “Make motherhood more understood” – no one has ever said anything like that to me before. I am surprised by those words and honored at the same time. Thank you.

  • Genna - God’s timing is pretty incredible!

  • eve - Actually shopping for a lappy at the moment! great review and thank you!

  • Liz - That looks fun! Our laptop just crashed for the last time yesterday ;)

  • Jenny - As another person working to set up a small business, this laptop would be a lifesaver! Great tablecloth, by the way!

  • Madalyn Daven - Wow cool, it looks like it is a pretty good laptop. They seem to be enjoying it :)

  • Heather perschnick - I would love to win this! Our computer is about 11 years old!!

  • Cristina C - I really need a new laptop, my “college” laptop has been dieing a slow death for a couple of years now. I’ve only had it for 6+ years!!!

  • Jennifer Seaton - Woud love to win this! Love your blog :)

  • Kim Peitz - This sounds like something our whole family could use!

  • Nadine - Would love to be entered into the giveaway, as it would help with homeschooling this year!

    Blessings,
    Nadine

  • Jen - How nice of Staples to give us a chance to win this computer. Thanks!

  • Rebecca - This looks like an amazing computer! As a college student I’m always looking for the next best thing. This looks like it could be it:) Love your blog and love hearing about your children and their adventures!

  • Salena Santos - Wow..great story. I want a new laptop!!

  • Amy B. - My husband recently started his own business, and he could use a new laptop. Here’s hoping…

  • Stacey - We are homeschooling for the first time this year. A laptop would be great.

  • Ruth - What a nice giveaway!

  • Pam - It has all been said in all the other comments posted. But, I too would love a new laptop.

  • luc - Woow….new laptop…Please, please, please

  • jennifer dvorak - Love your site :) Beautiful Pics :)

  • Lisa Willis - This looks fun! I would love to play on a new computer :)

  • Louise - What a fun giveaway! I’d love to win it for my crew!

  • Emmy A - We really need a new computer too! Our mac is on the verge and we just don’t really have the money to replace it right now. Pick me!!!

  • jay - This is awesome! My wife really needs a PC to run software for her Cameo.

  • Jenn - Doesn’t god have great timing?!? My son would love this computer, he doesn’t understand why our computer screen isn’t touchscreen!

  • Aubrey Chapin - We would love a new laptop! Hope the right person wins!

  • jessica remington - What a cool idea to make a touch screen for a computer…technology boggles my mind sometimes.

  • Irene - I would LOVEEEEE to try on the new ACER laptop :)))

  • christian - this is so neat! thank you so much for offering this! i know whomever gets it will be thrilled =]

  • jerusalem - what a lovely giveaway! We are an acer family, but this one looks especially great! I know our kiddos would love this!

  • vada wetzel - How lucky for you and your family! The computer giveaway would be perfect timing for my fourteen year old grandson that lives with me…You have such a wise soul and a true appreciation for your beautiful children.God bless.

  • Kim P. - A touch screen laptop would be so beneficial (& appreciated) for our family of five!

  • Deborah - A laptop? Now that sounds like just what I need! I enjoy reading your blog too!

  • lani - How fun! This would be great for work.

  • Shelly C - Thank you Staples & Ashley!

  • anne - I have a kid who has a laptop on his Christmas list!!

  • PQMamaBear - So happy for you & your family! Love how this happened for you when you needed it. Something to be said about having faith!

  • Tela - what a great giveaway! and excellent timing for your family!

  • Rachel Kaylynn - My children always get confused when computers (and phones) aren’t touched screen too. I’m thinking by the time they are adults non-touch screen computers will be obsolete as rotary phones & vcrs.

  • Rebekah - As a teacher, this would be awesome in the classroom!!

  • Ashley - We are in the market also. Ya never know…

  • Tara Moseley - My little guy hasn’t discovered how to use a mouse yet. He is so use to our iPad or iPhone that when he sits down with me at the laptop he is running his fingers across the screen. We need a touchscreen. Might be a good transition for him. I tell my husband that our little guy is gonna start school and be screen swiping.

  • Valerie O. - God is good……all the time. Even when you need another computer. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jeni - Wow. It’s amazing how things work out sometimes. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Rebecca Coolidge - Such a neat giveaway!

  • Agnes - Oh, that would be great Christmas gift for my kids!!!

  • Lindsee - FUN FUN FUN! Odds are slim but it never hurts to be hopeful!

  • Emily - What an awesome giveaway. This would be the perfect computer for my mom!

  • Tanya - As if I don’t love your blog enough, now a computer giveaway?! Thanks for the opportunity; I’d like to enter :-) And as always, I love your pictures and your writing.

  • wendy - Oh, how lovely, when the timing is just perfect like that! And of course, a new laptop would be wonderful…

  • Marykay - How cool! Hope we win!!!

  • Lonna - Holy smokes! Great giveaway!

  • Maria - How great of Staples…perfect timing!

  • Christina - That’s really neat how it worked out that you needed a laptop and the sponsor contacted you at the same time. :) God is good.

  • stephanie smith - how awesome! i could really use this laptop! Im currently using my 6 yr old one with a broken mouse that had to be reformatted recently so half my stuff doesnt work. and it keeps kicking me off the internet while im trying to work (i work at home and only on the internet!) we have a really nice desktop we bought a few years ago and the hard drive went bad a few months ago so its on the fritz too. well be saving up for a mac soon hopefully.
    h

  • Angela - We would love a new laptop!

  • Elinor - Oh, what a great surprise! I could use a laptop because my husband and I share one…what, and I am a teacher and have an Ety shop! Not easy!

  • Jessica - I love reading your blog! My son is starting kindergarten in a few weeks and our computer broke a couple months ago. We would LOVE to have a computer again.

  • Elizabeth Ann - Pick me! Pick me!

  • Melissa Fuller - What an awesome giveaway and would be such a blessing to win!

  • Rebecca Hill - Thank you for the chance to win a laptop ! I love your blog – I read it every day.

  • Tammy Henderson - Wow, doesn’t God work in cool ways? What an answer to prayer. Now I’m gonna be singing “God is so Good” for the next hour or so. :o)

  • Megan - You’re so wonderful! I would love to be included in the draw :) thanks so much!!
    Megan, Australia xx

  • Lindsay Soetaert - I have actually never had my own lap top, and would love to win this one!

  • Leah Hanson - I used to have an Acer, but not a touch screen. I would love to try it out! And more importantly, so glad that things worked out so that you’d have a computer when you needed one! Tender mercies….

  • Alicia M. - Would love to win a new laptop!

  • Sarah NH - I have been “stalking” your website for a while now. I love your outlook on life. I was content to continue silently read, but my husband is finally going back to school so that he can get a better job and the screen went out on our old laptop, so we could really use a boost.

  • Sandy - Oh wow! New reader here…love to read about your family! And this is an wesome giveaway…I would gift it to either my dad who is using a super old falling apart laptop or my younger brother who can only afford a teeny netbook but needs something more. :)

  • angie - thanks for the chance… our computer has been down for over a month…

  • Cindy Beck - I have been reading your blog for quite awhile now and I found myself telling my co-workers about your site today. You are an inspiration!

  • Amy M - Wow – what perfect timing for you! I was just at Sam’s Club today playing with new laptops – one of them was a touchscreen and it was interesting. Thanks for the chance :)

  • Natasha - I just started my professional development year for teaching, so it would be an absolute blessing to win a laptop! With the cost of tuition and textbooks these days (combined with the inability to work during a full-time program) there isn’t any money left over for upgrading my works-half-the-time laptop with a noisy fan and 15 minute battery life!

  • tami - We could really use a new lap top! The kids would be in heaven!

  • Cindy Beck - My daughter is starting a new school this year, a new laptop would be wonderful!
    P.S. Love your website, your photos are amazing! Take care!

  • Kendra - This would be amazing to have in my home while doing preschool with my 3 year old!!

  • Cherron - What a great giveaway! My husband and I were just talking how we now had a need for a family/kid computer now that the kiddos were all old enough to use one!

  • Heather S - Great detailed review! I love your photos…cute kiddos! This would be amazing to win thanks for the chance!

  • Jen - My kids do the same thing to the screen. I have a feeling one day they are going to say remember when we had those dumb mouse things. They were pointless. Haha!

  • Theresa - I would love to be entered. The pictures of those cute little hands touching the screen are adorable. i love how you make every day life so beautiful!

  • lisa britten - I would love to win a laptop! A new foster child broke ours and I don’t have the money to replace it.

  • Lindy - What an amazing give away! Love your blog!

  • Carrie - A laptop would be a blessing to my family, but I have faith the Father will guide it to just the right person. Thanks for the chance!

  • Nichole - Would love to try it out! I’ve been wanting a laptop to do more photography stuff “on the go ” but we just don’t have it in the budget right now. Would be exciting to have more time to be creative!

  • EbenezerGirl - I love my Macs, but always like to have a PC available for certain projects. (Is that strange?) Appreciate your review! This laptop might be just the (affordable) answer for our home office.

  • Cynthia Groom - We just started a small business four months ago and my kiddos use my laptop for school. A new laptop would be so awesome for us as we go down this new path!

  • Jacki Hooper - Goodness, that’s a lot of comments. I was wondering what I would do with a laptop if I won one, I would give it to charmalene who has also commented, for her son with autism. I have my fingers crossed for her ……….

  • Janice - I never win but darn those pictures are cute of your kids. That would happen at my house. My 4 year old grandson knows iPads very well. A mouse is ot known to him. Touch and go!

  • Gill - Is this a US only giveaway? I’m in the UK so guessing I can’t take part but I love that it is touchscreen – my kids are forever trying to swipe the laptop screen as they are so used to the iPad! I also felt really stupid the other week when I tried to do something on my work laptop by touching the screen! It’s amazing how technology has changed! X

  • Bora Pogeler - My child is one and is already swiping like mad on our ipad. A touch-screen laptop would be another perfect learning tool for my little guy. Oh…and I love your blog Ashley Ann!

  • Jessica - Crazy how things work! You and your family seem to be a great punch of people!

  • crystal - What an amazing giveaway! I’m so happy your computer dilemma was solved…God is good!

  • kelly - i’d love this! can’t believe we are in the touchscreen-computer era already. this would be perfect, as i need to replace my 7 year old laptop soon! :)

  • Erin - With three school age kids, we sure could use an extra computer. This one looks great. Even though we’re Apple people too.

  • Michele - Great giveaway! Thanks!!!

  • Cynthia elmarouk - Love your blog.. I have really benefitted. Getting a computer would top it off!

  • Jessy - My husband needs a laptop for school. He’d love a touch screen!

  • megan - goodness, that’s awesome! no detail is too small for Him.
    xo

  • Emily V - I love it when God comes through with a better plan than the one we were thinking up :).

  • Andrea - I love how people get little signs that everything is going to be alright.

  • Leticia - I would love to win this lap-top because I would give it to my friend William. He would be so excited!

  • shelley c - Love those sweet, smudgy fingerprints!

  • Jennifer - What an awesome giveaway! Love your blog! I read it everyday! :)

  • Jessica - Awesome computer!

  • maria - wow, do a giveaway and suddenly the number of comments goes up to, what, a thousand?

  • Rose - What amazing technology!

  • Michele Sprague - I am typing this comment on an Acer! They are great laptops.

  • Carmela Alcantar - I kinda need this! :) Lemme win this please! :)))

  • Judy Sawin-Stahnke - Love to read your blog. I am such an introvert, your blog inspires me to be and do more than I think I can!

  • Tina B - I like when good things happen to good people. The universe has a way sometimes of making the right things happen at the right time. Congrats on your new laptop :)

  • Cara Louise Reitbauer - I have the tiny Acer netbook, which I have used and LOVED for a few years now. I’ve been thinking it might be time to upgrade though…if only the money tree would bloom!

  • Lindsey - Such a cool story of God’s provision for your family! Please enter me in the drawing :) thanks!

  • Danielle M - How wonderful. We would love to win a laptop, we’ve never owned one.

  • Kim B - Thank you for sharing!

  • Alisa Ballou - Such a great story.. Have been super encouraged by your blog!

  • Shaun - My son needs a flash drive to start the school year….a computer would be a fine addition!!! Fingers crossed!!

  • Amy - Oh wow, what a giveaway. We’d love to play with this!

  • Mandy - Wow, how cool of Staples to give you a laptop! I’d love to have the other one! :)

  • Pat - Good morning, Ashley! Thank you (and Staples) for offering up this fantastic giveaway prize.

  • Susie - Amazing story!!!… My kids would get a kick out of the touch screen feature… (And stop playing candy crush on my laptop :)

  • Kristina - We would love a new laptop! Love your blog!

  • Kelly Niemaszyk - Incredible how sometimes you only need to ask. How wonderful this would be!

  • Vicki I. - My daughter is a high school Junior this year and will be heading to college soon! I would love for her to have a great laptop to take with her. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jessica Mullauer - Awesome. Thanks for sharing this offer with us.

  • Jen Willison - Oh what a blessing this would be!

  • Debbie Hanks - Pick me! Thank you!

  • Ellen Peek - My husband and I are going down a similar path of change in careers. Each of your posts are just fantastic! Thank you for sharing your life!

  • Carolina - Eeek!! This is exactly what we need right now!! Our laptop is slowly dying and we were just talking about the need for a new computer for the girls once school starts.

    Love your photographs! The light makes me so happy :). One of these days I will sign up for one of your photo courses so that I can learn how to do that!

  • Katie Donnelly - What an amazing turn of events! I’m realizing the same is happening in my life recently where if I am thinking of something I really need, life suddenly provides the opportunity to earn it/get it. Life is amazing that way!

    On another note, I’ve just started reading your blog and just want to say how beautiful all of your writing is. It’s like with each new post I read, I know you more and more. I can’t wait to keep following!

    Katie

  • Sarah Dyer - C’mon Staples, prove my husband right that PCs are better than Mac’s. :) Thanks Ashley!

  • Linda Stegall - I enjoy reading your blog for the down-to-earth, Christ-filled insights and way of life you lead. My laptop is about 6 years old and my husband needs a new one so we’d be thrilled to win one. God is good!

  • Beej - This is such perfect timing! I’ve been needing one of these!!!!

  • TENN - Now that I have an iphone, I am very curious about a laptop with a touch screen.

  • Susan - Yay! Excited about your new laptop and business!

  • Laura Yan - My laptop has been wobbling on its last leg for a really long time! I manage my private studio through it, manage our home (recipes, printable decor, maintenance, etc) and my five year old plays on it as much as allowed. The comments show so many families that could really use it but I know in our house, it will work for the glory of God. If we had more capability we’d utilize it not only at home but in our church plant.

  • Stephanie - This computer would be amazing! And those kids of yours are pretty cute :) have a great day!

  • Kari - What fun! Blessings to you all as Chris starts a new adventure. A new laptop would be put to great use at our house (we have 5 kids too… 3 bio, 2 adopted)! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  • Elizabeth - This is great! I’m on the lookout for a computer too and this would be perfect!

  • Nadia - I just loved the contrast of your retro table, chairs, and kitchen towel with the modern and sleek fell of the notebook at your pictures. I would enjoy getting this one.

  • sara bradbury - It is so fun to watch the little ones become better technology users then their parents isn’t it?

    Enjoy the new computer!

  • Sylvia Churchward - I enjoy reading your blog every day. The computer sounds great! Cute pictures of Firecracker using it!

  • mandi@herbanhomestead - Wow! This would be great in our home too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Julie - Awesome!!

  • G Huitsing - I would love this!

  • Tina Jacobsen - Don’t you love it when you get into a good groove!! Looks like a great computer!

  • Elizabeth P - Wow – this is an amazing giveaway! With three school age boys, we could sure use a new laptop . Love your website!

  • Mary - Would love a new laptop for the hubs! Thanks and good luck to all.

  • Angie B - I’m a MAC person, too, but would love to try this!

  • Rebekah Bennett - That sounds like a great laptop. Would be great with school starting.

  • Liz R - I am a college student and this would do me wonders!

  • Natalie E. - Thanks for the chance to win a laptop! I just love looking at your photos. Sooo inspiring to capture the everyday moments!

  • Kayla - Exciting! We’ve been saving up for a new one since my husband is in school and I am about to go back too!

  • Dawn VanVerth - Wow! That would be handy for school time!

  • Ashley - Such a great opportunity! I love seeing the pics of your kids using yours- it’s amazing how God provides!

  • Stephanie F - Oh, Yes Please. This would be awesome!

  • Chelsey Crabtree - Wow! Awesome deal Staples!! Looks like the kids are loving it.

  • Crystal Weise - It’s cool how God provides in ways you would never expect!

  • Jessie Dewey - Its worth a shot :)

  • Lisa S. - Wow-what great timing for your family! This would be so awesome to replace my husbands desktop computer from college (ahem….9 years ago!)

  • Nicole - This would be so great for my family! Our computer is nearly dead, and I homeschool!!!

  • Sarah - I love the idea of a touchpad screen. Isn’t it so funny how their little worldviews just include a screen you can touch and PRESTO! I can’t even begin the imagine that technology that will exist in their lifetimes. But this laptop would be ideal :)

  • Sarah - Lucky you! This would be awesome for our house!

  • {Northern Cottage} - How fabulous that you got what you needed at the right time – blog land – ahhhhh!! Would LOVE. A new laptop!!! Ours are getting a little worn and acer might just be the new love around this cottage!!!

  • Michelle Clouse - Oh, this would be heaven to our family. I teach and school starts next week. My little one is starting to have to do more work on the computer for school and it seems every time I have an IEP to write for a student my husband has taken our old laptop to work with him. This would be a wonderful addition to our house. Also, like your little ones mine have trouble with not having a mouse, touch screen would be awesome!

  • Lilia Ibanez - I hope people out of US are included. My husband is working on his own now, which means had to give back the computer iwas using :). Would be great to have my own again.

  • Melinda D. - I never win anything and I’m not wild about learning the latest Windows, but…. our laptop is falling apart and we use it for work and school, also. Would love to win this!

  • sarah whitt - This would be awesome for the kids! Crossing my fingers.

  • Rachael Clay - This would be perfect timing! My HP laptop I got when I graduated high school is getting to be on its last leg!!

  • Stephanie Guest - Our desktop is so old and slow. We really could use a laptop at home.

  • Meagan - I would love a new laptop for this coming school year! I love your blog, very inspiring.

  • Amelia - I am amazed when I see how this opportunity was given to you. Praise God!

  • Fern - Love your blog.Beautiful family! Fern

  • Bonnie R. - Just bought a house and still using a super old out dated computer for work from home. This would be awesome!

  • Cyn - Would love a new laptop!

  • Abby H - It’s so wonderful when things work out that way! Two computers at home about to bite the dust :( Blessings to your family and thank you for all your encouragement through your blog!

  • Raechel - Ashley, I love that you gave such a clear, objective review of the laptop! It actually does look less pc-ish :) and the touch screen seems like it would be super useful for kids! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  • Elizabeth - It always amazeies me how God looks after us in our times of need.From the little things to the big ones.I am greatful for each and every one.I enjoy reading about your family and seeing all your beautiful pictures.Thank you Elizabeth

  • Gisele Chastain - What a blessing in perfect timing!! Always so cool!! :)

  • Katie Fitch - Tremendous giveaway! Would love to win!

  • Allison - I would love this for my classroom!

  • Catherine Lo - This would be perfect for my kids! I have a computer issue much like yours here at home and have been trying to figure out an economical solution.

  • Rhyea - God is good! Amazing how He continually supplies all of our needs. I’m praying that our computer need is met as well. Bless you and your family during this exciting transition!

  • Amity - This is great timing like some others mentioned! We home school and my kids really have needed a computer for school. My oldest has been nagging for one and researching which one we should purchase! Thanks for the chance!

  • Veronica - What a great giveaway – thanks!!

  • Colette - It would be awesome to win this! My oldest child is heading off to college and I have been trying to figure out a way to afford a laptop to send with him.

  • Stephanie T - Our one laptop is never enough to go around. A second laptop would be great in our house!

  • lorieannbell - What a help this would be in our household!

  • Crystal - I love Acer computers! I am a huge fan of their recent laptop models! I have had one on my wish list for a while now. :)

  • Mandy - Yes! Sounds great! I need to win something once in my life :)

  • Barbara C - Wow this is great!! My family could use one! So happy they contacted you

  • Julianne - This would be so great!

  • Hilary Lux - Fingers crossed!

  • brenda - WOW That is such a generous giveaway! I could definitely use a new computer since mine is my husbands old computer that we have had for over 4 years now. It is getting tired. lol

  • Nicole - A laptop would be great help with my two munchkins school days are here again! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  • Megan Marino - I would love to win a laptop. Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Lori - How neat is that!

  • Shannon Zaller - I had no idea there were touch screen laptops! Having babies really put my technology knowledge on hold!!! Doesn’t hurt to enter so we can have a real laptop that we can play DVDs in. :)

  • Melanie - We bough a non-touch screen laptop with windows 8 and found it to be tedious to maneuver at best. Sounds like having the touch screen makes it 1000% more intuitive. I’d love a chance to try one out myself!

    OMG those kids of yours look so focused in these pictures :)

  • Avenlea - I am entering. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Amanda - Do you have any favorite sites for your younger kids?

  • Shannon - I LOVE your blog!

  • Emily M - Thanks so much for offering this!

  • connie silva - My kiddos would love it!!! (of course so would I since my laptop just crashed:( )

  • Rebekah - Homeschooling a high schooler this year… wouldn’t winning a laptop for her be awesome!!!

  • Connie silva - My kiddos would love it! (of course so would I since my laptop just crashed:( )

  • Amber Hallum - Love following your blog every day!!

  • Jennifer Jacobs - Cutest laptop review ever! We could definitely use a new laptop!!!

  • sunwooc - envy you!! not only for the laptop but also for how things happen in your life!

  • Maya - My hubby’s laptop died about 2 years ago and we haven’t been able to get a new one yet – this one looks fab! I love my Mac, but he’s PC all the way (he hates my Mac, if you can believe that!). I’d love to surprise him with a new laptop.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ashley - We would love a new laptop! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :-

  • Amy @Fig Milkshakes - Comment!

  • Jennifer S. - Oh my goodness…this would be amazing.. The kids computer just died its 9th death. I don’t think it has anymore lives left, lol.

  • Beth Shealy - We would love this!

  • Deanna Lowe - Ohhhh a touchscreen! That would be so fun!

  • Jenna - thanks for this opportunity!

  • Megan D - Our laptop just crashed, this would be such a blessing! Thank you for the chance to enter.

  • Staci Steadman - So exciting!

  • Debbie - I have an old desktop computer,and I would love to upgrade to a laptop.I hope luck is on my side.

  • Kim Brueckner - Please enter me in the laptop giveaway. My husbands 6 year old HP recently died and money is too tight to buy a new one at this time.

  • Faith - I like Acer brand computers. I had one years ago and thought it was a very decent computer for the money. Would love this one for my fifth grader!
    Faith

  • Laurie P - With our oldest starting to school this year, we would love to have a new laptop!

  • Erica` - Love their little hands and fingers swiping across the screen :) Very fun giveaway!

  • Carla Bornhoft - This would be fantastic to win! Crossing my fingers!!

  • Heather Brossart - I so enjoy your site! You have an amazing talent of capturing the small moments in life, and these are the most special. Thank you for your inspiration!

  • Michelle Mann - Relatively new to your blog–drawn in by your adoption experience since we have an 8 year old daughter from China. Enjoy your pics and writing. Would love an extra lap top with three kids all vying for screen time.

  • cailan - What wonderful timing!

  • Jami - This would be so great for my kids to get the hang of working with computers. Would love to win!

  • Kristi - This is such a blessing, I know there are so many that could use this computer. It would be so helpful for us, my husband is in the military and away quite often so it is hard to share more less communicate regularly with the kids. I have to keep ours at home due to homeschooling. This would be a HUGE blessing and gift for the whole family. We could remain in contact even while away!

  • Kristi - This is such a blessing, I know there are so many that could use this computer. It would be so helpful for us, my husband is in the military and away quite often so it is hard to share more less communicate regularly with the kids. I have to keep ours at home due to homeschooling. This would be a HUGE blessing and gift for the whole family. We could remain in contact even while away!

  • Carolina - Wow! I read your post mouth open. Your Faith is, I don’t know difficult to me to explain. I admire you! You are brave, starting a new business is hard. I hope everything will be Excelent. About the giveaway if the random choose me (lucky me!), do the random again. I have a laptop and is working well. Best wishes for you.

  • Rdfarley@charter.net - I so need this laptop. The only device I have to use now is my phone.

  • Mary - Oh, this could be perfect timing for me. My pre-2005 desktop is making some weird whining noise — begging to be put out of it’s misery, I think. There are also long delays when loading certain websites with lots of wonderful pictures ; ) I fear it is on it’s last leg…um, uh … last chip?!? It’s had a good, long life and probably should be put to rest. A new Acer Touch Screen would be an awesome replacement – don’t you think?

  • Kari M - Our kids do the same! Trying to get the laptop screen to move like the Kindle. Technology is amazing, but I always remember Albert Einstein’s quote “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction, the world will have a generation of idiots.” We try to keep hope that our kids can appreciate a real voice, a conversation in person with a dear friend or family and the value of being able to touch, feel and create a moment other than a text or link to a computer. Technology is so much fun too in limited amounts.

  • Hope Craven - My kids need a new laptop for school!

  • Lisa - What I great giveaway!

  • Krista - Hi! Our old computer just completely stopped working on us. This would be awesome to win!! Thanks so much. Have a great day!

  • Anne - What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  • Ali - Your kiddos look so cute playing with the new computer. Smudgy fingerprints are in your future, haha! My husband desperately needs a new computer, fingers crossed!!!

  • Lachalle Jones - Gotta to love having a problem that ends up being resolved without have to make any sacrifices .LOVE IT ! Happy Friday ! would love any chance to get a free computer just right before school too !
    THANKs !

  • Emily - I really enjoy your blog!

  • Alexis - So cool

  • Leah - Thank you for sharing this opportunity…my kids would love this!

  • Madison Russ - Why yes! I would love to enter a giveaway for a computer!! :)
    It certainly would be helpful to have my own for my growing business.

  • Chanell Bethley - This laptop looks amazing. I would just love to win this….

  • gigi - this would be wonderful for my son and good luck on your new business venture. I enjoy your blog.

  • Sherry - What a deal! Love your blog – and the pictures of your children. They always make me smile!

  • Amanda - With so much going on at home we don’t have the money for a new computer and this laptop looks AMAZING, fingers crossed

  • Chrissy - What wonderful provision! Good luck with the transition. Your family is beautiful, inside and out.

  • Marie - What an amazing giveaway!

  • Jonathan Hickerson - Laptop me please!

  • Carrie - I’ll post a comment. :) I love how God works. He provides in the least expected ways.

  • Ann-Marie - I LOVE your blog and would be so blessed to win a new laptop…this single mom would be over the moon! PS- Thanks for sharing your life story online- it is a joy to read it and to celebrate all your adventures with your family.

  • Sandy Peterson - Love your blog, and would love a new laptop. My pc is dying a slow death right now. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Malissa Lillywhite - Awesome giveaway. My kids would love one :)

  • Diane - Love how God had your computer needs all under control! Thanks for the giveaway too!

  • Kerri H. - LOVE this blog, and LOVE the idea of having a laptop with touchscreen abilities!

  • Jeannine - Sounds fun! I’ve been looking into laptops lately since my 7 year old MacBook is on the verge of giving up and we won’t be able to afford a new one right now. It’s done wonderful until now and saw me all the way through university, but poor old Big Mac is about done. What perfect timing for you :)

  • Maegan - Perfect timing! My husband’s laptop (that he has had since college) is starting to act up more and more frequently.

  • Gale Nation - Isn’t God amazing? He always shows up at exactly the right time – and thank you for sharing the chance to win with us!! :) Fingers crossed – love love love reading your blog! I’m originally from Tulsa and it makes me feel closer to home :)

  • Dee Ann - Always the last in the family to get any new technology. Would love to have a new one – as long as it can store lots of grandbaby photos that are due soon & can open up Under the Sycamore in no time flat!!

  • Sarah Henderson - What a great laptop! I would love to be able to use this with my special ed students who aren’t able to access a regular laptop. Thanks for the review! Good to know what’s out there.

  • Dana Summers - A new laptop would be a blessing. Thanks for the contest and enjoy yours.

  • krystal - What a fortuitous thing for Staples to have emailed. We are also considering a laptop for our kiddo for school. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  • Cathy - So fun! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  • Avery - I found that Windows 8 had a steep learning curve too, Windows 8 for Dummies really helped. I live in Canada and I’m not sure if I can enter, but I’d love a touch screen PC!
    (I follow your blog because my daughter looks so much like your littlest one!)

  • Julie Wearmouth - I love your blog…it’s so inspiring. Thank you for this chance to win a computer. I’d give it to my daughter who has a little girl so she can learn/play as she grows up. Thanks again!

  • Airyckah - That’s pretty awesome! It’s like they heard you guys trying figure it out and wanted to answer your prayers! Funny how things work out sometimes.

  • Delaine Johnson - Sweet pictures! Such darling kids. Love how hard they are concentrating on working on the laptop. Would like to win, mine is a 2007–getting older by the day (aren’t we all)! LOL. Great blog.

  • Caroline - A new computer would be SO great for us! My Macbook is 10 years old (yikes, was college really that long ago?!?), and I’m not how much longer it will last! Love your blog!

  • Heidi Jamieson - So great! We would love to win!

  • erin - my husband and were just talking about getting a computer the other day! this would be awesome :)

  • Michelle C - I’ve only owned Macs… never say never, right?!

  • Jenifer - Would love to win this!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • ashlee - My kids would love this for school

  • Bridgett D - What a generous offer from Staples! I can only hope!

  • Tess - No way! How cool is that?

  • Katie - What a good timing of blessings!

  • misty - Whaaaaaaat? Yes, please! And thanks for helping my friends find a good dr for their new baby!!! I SO appreciate your answering my question! xo

  • Ashley Gorney - Would love to have computer that’s kid friendly for my lil girl. :)

  • Betty - Thankful the Lord provided this laptop for your family.
    GOD IS SO FAITHFUL TO PROVIDE!
    Jehovah Jireh, Baby!!!

  • Bryna - Your kids look adorable on it! So glad you got a new computer just when it was so needed!

  • emily anderson - ummmmmm. yes please. this would solve our dilemma for a new computer right now!

  • Sarah - God is so good, funny how his provision always works out. This computer would be a blessing to my sister who is in high school!

  • Robyn - Thanks for the chance and happy summer

  • kathleen mullins - Wow! What a generous offer! I’m glad you found a solution to your family’s computer needs. :)

  • Nicole McMahon - In need of a laptop…for very similar reason you are! This would be too awesome!! And an answered prayer!!

  • megan - What a cool giveaway! My fingers are crossed!

  • Sunitha - I’d love to be entered. Thankyou ..

  • Angela - With school starting in September, this would be perfect! I have one from high school that has a broken monitor and freezes constantly… plus it doesn’t have all the programs I need next quarter cause its so old. Thank you so much for this!

  • Becky J - I love to hear how God delights to bring what we need before we even ask- HE is sooooo good! I have a child heading to college as a freshman and we don’t have a computer for him yet-oh yeah, this would be perfect :)…thanks so much!

  • twocomplicated - Hey love reading your blog and i would love to win!!

  • Lindsay - How wonderful!! Thanks for the chance!

  • Sami - Would love a new laptop for school!

  • Jill - It would be awesome to win this laptop! Love the touch screen!

  • Taryn - I would love to win a laptop! I too am having trouble learning Windows 8.

  • Mandy - I’d love to win a free laptop!!! PLEASE PICK ME!

  • Jennifer Monroe - What a sweet little family you have. Nice giveaway!

  • Morgan Bilyeu - My family would love to win this laptop! My two-year-old poured water on our last one….. I am dying to be able to download all of our family pics but don’t have any way of doing it. :)

  • Brianna - So exciting!!

  • Elizabeth - Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Amy Cornwell - My kids would love this – they’re always asking to play on my computer. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Arial - Love you blog and would like to be entered in the giveaway! I’m glad you family is enjoying the new laptop :)

  • Sharron - We are in a similar situation, except the thing that had to go back was a car! Not convenient to say the least, but I’m hoping and praying the benefits of the job change will out way the inconveniences. Your post on being fearful was very helpful, btw!

  • Chelsey V. - This laptop looks really nice and I need a new one so bad!

  • Hannah Peterson - I have to laugh because sometimes I catch myself reaching up to swipe something on my regular ol’ macbook as if it has a touch screen!

  • Kallie - We could use a computer!

  • Lesley K - Neat product! I would love to give this a whirl as a teacher.

  • Sarah cooper - What a blessing! Our local public library has acer touch screens in the kids department and my son really enjoys using them! We would certainly loved to be blessed with one for home as well!

  • Jessica - Thank you for this opportunity!

  • summer - What an awesome giveaway! I was just thinking that I need a new laptop for my girls, age 8 and 4, as the current one is starting to get pretty old. Thanks for the chance!

  • Dawn Marie Jackson - That is really cool that they picked you to review their product. We are in need of a computer something awful. Our family computer broke down with a virus several years ago. We’ve been told that it is too old to fix. My husband bought a cheap used laptop to use for work but my youngest was a toddler at the time and popped off most of the keyboard keys.

  • Brian - I love your blog! Very cute family.

  • Kristina L - My poor MacBook is getting old and slow. (Probably due to the plethora of baby pics I’ve uploaded!) This would be lovely!

  • Melissa G. - Would looooove a laptop! Would be awesome to have while homeschooling!!

  • Bianca - This laptop look fab- times are really changing!
    Thank God for providing for your need, and thank you Lord for providing for mine through this giveaway or any other way. I am grateful!
    Loads of love to you and your family
    Bianca

  • Kimberly Troth - How AWESOME!!! Great review! I’ve heard a few people really like Acer. Love that it’s touch screen. ENJOY!!

  • Kristen Smith - This would be such a blessing for college!

  • Becka - I so badly need a new computer! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Tina - With switching over to homeschooling, this would be great for a family computer!

  • Sheila Hall - My current laptop is quite old. I was looking to buy a new one within the next year so this is perfect timing! I hope I win!

  • Jessie O. - How fun!! What are your technology policies with the kids?

  • Barbara - Ha! I’m the one constantly trying to swipe my son’s Mac screen. This could remedy that embarrassment.

  • Jody Carr - Similar situation going on in our household! What a blessing!

  • Penny Wells - I just started following you this Summer. I love all the pictures of your children.

  • Molly Pearson - Such great timing for the contact from Staples! Sounds like a really neat computer too.

  • Charissa Smith - I would like to tell you that you have inspired me to try DIY projects myself….. though my hubs hasn’t always been thrilled with my projects LOL! :)

    Whether you possibly choose me & my family to receive this laptop or not, I just would like to personally thank you. I check your site from time to time because I honestly adore it. Thanks for sharing your talent. It is truly inspiring & a blessing.

  • Mindy Book - I am a homeschooling mother of 3 and in desperate need of a laptop :) Thanks for the chance!

  • emily hope - what nice timing for you! and us … we have a similar dilemma over here. I use a mac, need a pc-ish one for the kids homeschool, stumped over what to get. this would solve the problem nicely ;)

  • Anita Eakins - Cool giveaway!

  • paige - this would be such a fun win! thanks for the opportunity.

  • Annie Hall - ooooh winning this laptop would be SO awesome!! I work for a campus ministry (check out annieatwestern.blogspot.com if that happens to pique your interest), and I use my laptop for a lot of my work… but my current laptop is my old one from college, and it’s been on the fritz for a while… the other day it literally started emitting tiny clouds of smoke. I didn’t even know that was possible. And it likes to overheat and randomly shut off all the time. Looks like I’ll be needing a new one soon, but that’s hard to pay for when you work for a nonprofit! I let me shamelessly say… pretty pretty please pick me!! :)

  • Sharon Long - What a blessing! My son has Windows 8 on his computer and boy is there a learning curve! I still haven’t gotten used to it.

  • Amber - Wow! A computer giveaway! This is crazy. I love touch screens. I find them so much easier to use. Great giveaway!

  • Susan M. - Dang, were your stars aligned with Staples, or what?! :) I’m crossing my fingers that those very same stars might shine down on me!

    Congrats on the new puter and thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • KateYB - Such an amazing giveaway! I’m a fairly new follower and love reading your posts. You have a lovely family.

  • Tamara - I desperately need to win this giveaway! I need a personal laptop like yesterday!

  • misti d. - awesome giveaway. we have 5 kids and they love our ipad and cell phone. we have been contemplating getting them a computer to share.
    hope I’m(we) lucky;-)
    -blessings

  • Shannon Ng - Whoop! Whoop! I would love a new laptop for traveling and when we are on the go.

  • Lisa - I would love to win a laptop!!

  • caraQ - This is too cool!!

  • Sara Cartwright - Our family would love to have another laptop to share since everyone seems to think my Macbook is the family computer!

  • Momof3boys - This would be a blessing for us. Thanks for sharing!

  • Marissa Ray - I would love a new laptop, my 8 year old one is doing something funny that gives me migraines. Makes getting stuff done a little tough. Thanks for sharing the gift with one of us lucky readers!!

  • Kristen - So cool!

  • Wendy - What a wonderful giveaway! I’m sure it will make someone very happy :) Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Amber - That would be an awesome win! I am glad your family was blessed with one too!

  • Carla - Thanks for the chance to win, Ashley!

  • Kristin - wow! what a cool coincidence and blessing. great giveaway!

  • Jena Selph - Good things come to good people, so happy for you! This
    one-computer-family could use a second one for sure! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jennifer Rutledge - We could definitely use a laptop in our schoolroom! Would {love} to win!!

  • Brittney knight - We have had as acer netbook for 4 yrs + and it has been fantastic! I hope y’all love your new one too.

  • Stephanie Nunes - Wow! What a fun giveaway! :)

  • Chris - This is great! God was looking out for you!

  • Wendy C. - God’s timing is perfect!

  • Shauna - How fun! What an answer to prayer to have a laptop fall in your lap! :)

  • Kate - How exciting, a new laptop would be such a blessing! x

  • Shana - I’ve never owned a laptop so it’d be a completely new treat for me!:)Here’s to hoping!

  • becky dunnell - What a blessing for Staples to contact you! God works in funny & mysterious ways, doesn’t He?

  • Carol Maimone - Love everything you do!!!! xo

  • Ebony Konway - This website is amazing. And I love everything about it.!

  • Peggy Garcia - I would love a new computer. My son is entering high school, and I myself have decided to make my way back for some higher education. What a blessing for your family and another <3

  • Susan Dutka - AA, Thank you as always for sharing so much. I would love to meet you sometime. And thanks for this opportunity to win a laptop! So glad you and yours were blessed and able to also pass on one!
    Susan

  • Ronda O - Our family computer is fried! We could use this for school and everything in between.thanks for the giveaway!:)

  • Terri - My Mac is dying a slow death and I would love to replace it soon. Thanks for a chance at doing that!

  • Karen - This would be great!

  • Michele - This would be great. It seems like my husband’s computer is on it’s last legs.

  • Julie Cox - I would totally have thought that email from Staples was spam myself!!! Like everyone else who has entered a comment, it would be great to win one for my family!

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - I’m so happy for you! God’s timing is amazing!

    And thank you for this opportunity!

  • Genevieve - Would so love to win this. It would be amazing.

  • Brittany W. - Isn’t amazing how much technology changes our lives? Best of luck to you and Chris on this new chapter of your life!

  • Amy Buckman - Our family would LOVE this laptop!

  • Amy B. - What a great giveaway! Our family would LOVE this laptop!

  • Christie - Would so love this for my kids! ????

  • kim - I’d love this!

  • Leanne Phelps - My laptop is on it’s last leg and I’ve been busy backing up pictures before it completely crashes. I’d love a new one!!

  • lisa guerra-lewis - Love your blog!

  • Mary Beck - Great giveaway! I love what you and your family are all about. Keep it up- you are changing lives even though you may not even realize it.

  • Melanie - We too have been shopping around looking at laptops that would work for our family. We aren’t able to purchase one yet, but winning this would be awesome!

  • Jennifer Faries - Love that computer! My kids would also love to have one to be able use at the house as well. In addition, my mom who is living with us at this time would love to be ale to get online at the house.

    Jennifer

  • Rita D. - Our laptop recently went kaput so this would be perfect,

  • Angie - What a great giveaway. Ours was just stolen during a break in.

  • lauren - i love your blog. love your spirit. would love a laptop for my daughter.

  • Lacy C. - Technology is amazing isn’t it? Such a fun giveaway!

  • Charity Boehm - What an awesome giveaway! Isn’t it amazing how God provides for things you may not even think to ask for!

  • Lisa M. - Oh wow! Waht a wonderful giveaway! Thanks to you and Staples for the chance.

  • Sereina Charise - Wowzah, What an amazing giveaway! I’m sure having a laptop with a touch screen takes some getting used to!

  • Jennifer Boyen - With 4 kids, someone is always on the computer (we have 2 desktops and 1 laptop) and us grown-ups are always asking for a turn! The touch screen is sooo cool! Thanks for the giveway!

  • Gemma Kibben - Yay for homeschool and free computers!

  • Nicole Rienstra - Funny, I’m in a similar scenario as you! I have a macbook, and my husband’s computer just died and he needs another one as well. We both use our computers a lot, for work and personal, so having another one would make things much easier! I’ve never seen a laptop with a touch screen, that would be fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Amanda D - This would be wonderful to win. We have one laptop (only computer) and this would go a long way in helping out with things. We are planning to homeschool when I our 3yr old is old enough and it would be great to have a “school” laptop and a home laptop.

  • Shelia - The touchscreen computers are amazing! Thanks Ashley!

  • Andrea - Thanks for the chance to win! We would love a new laptop.

  • Lisa - My sister introduced me to your blog a couple months ago. I enjoy your creativity and zest. I have three boys too, and am awaiting a referral for a little girl from Taiwan! Our blog is smushedkisses.wordpress.com if you’d like to check it out :).

  • Holly Todd - Love the touch screen! Looks Awesome.

  • Erika - Your blog is my favorite, so refreshing. I’ll throw my name in the hat for that laptop!

  • Melanie Richardson - Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ruthie - Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a laptop! I too am a mother of 5 and I eat up every minute. I love your blog!

  • Towns - I would love a new laptop! Great giveaway!

  • Jessica w - Wow, this is a crazy giveaway, thanks for the chance to enter!

  • Ruthie - Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a laptop! I too am a mother of 5 and I eat up every minute. Such a blessing to raise children for the Lord! Ilove your blog!

  • Emily L - It is amazing how God provides even the silliest things, like laptops! Our family would love to have this laptop as we start our homeschooling adventure his year!

  • Diane Stephens - I was glad to see your review of the Acer. I’ve been thinking that I need to get a new laptop. I think my current one is 5 or 6 years old — a dinosaur in computerland. Would love to win this one!

    I enjoy your blog, too, btw.

  • Kristen - What an amazing blessing for your family to receive an extra computer when you needed it most! Best of luck with your new business ventures. This is an exciting giveaway!

  • Lauren - what a blessing this laptop would be to my boy’s life, he’s currently going on month 5 with only a phone.

  • Aisha - Winning this would be an awesome blessing! I love your blog!

  • Lynda M. - Perfect timing for you! We are shopping for a new laptop for our daughter for school. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Michelle - Such a blessing!

  • Allison Anderson - Love reading your blog…gives me a daily dose of added happiness! My four kids would love using a computer like this with their schoolwork!

  • Jennifer C - I would love to win a laptop!
    Your kids look like they’re really enjoying that touchscreen. How fun!

  • KimB - Out home computer is pretty much done-zo, so a new one would be great!!

  • Jentre - Amazing giveaway!

  • Bethanie - Wow, Great giveaway!
    Beautiful blog, this would be a great win!

  • Suzy - I would love a chance to win this amazing laptop! Thanks for the fun opportunity!
    Suzy

  • Jenny - Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Bethany - Yes please!

  • tracy a - Wow! What a great opportunity for you! It is always fun to get stuff for free (although a rare occurrence for me!)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Janice Adams - my little one just broke part of the key board on our laptop, this would be great for us!

    ps, I love your blog!

  • Nancy - An extra laptop would make homeschooling easier!

  • trish - I could sooo use this :)
    Trisha

  • Sunitha - Hi- I would love to be entered. Thanks.

  • Hannah Luedtke - We are starting homeschooling this year and our in need of another computer for that reason.

  • Lynette - This would be a great addition to our homeschool room. What a great giveaway.

  • Rebecca W - So nice of staples!

  • Brianna - How thoughtful of Staples! It would be very much loved & appreciated in our home.

  • Lauren - Great giveaway!

    Firecracker has been looking so much older in your photos lately, but the chubby, dimpled little hand makes her look so little again. Baby hand dimples get me every time!

  • Caitlin - I love your blog and enjoy reading and seeing your lovely pictures.

  • karen - What a great story! God works in mysterious ways! A new laptop would be an answer to our prayers too! Would love to win :)

  • Marty - Isn’t God AWESOME? Love watching him work. We are in need for a new computer for our home based business, so the timing is wonderful for us also. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Lynn DiMenna - Just started reading blogs for the first time tonight…stumbled uponUnder the Sycamore. I am hooked. MAYBE I will win a new laptop too!

  • Julia B. - That is awesome! I would love to win this! (As would many others I see) :)

  • Julia B. - Wonderful blog and amazing give-away!

  • Jessica - My daughter is starting school this fall and getting a computer for her to use has been a constant in my mind lately. This would be an awesome relief!

  • Karen E. - How generous of Staples! We are homeschooling as well this Fall and would love a laptop for the kids to use for school!! :)

  • Leah Ann - Would love to win this laptop for my family – what a great giveaway!

  • Katie - So glad God provided this gift for your family!

  • Sarah Allison - Holy smokes this would be incredible to win!! My laptop broke several months back and we’ve been sharing one. Yay!!

  • Jill - Wow! How wonderful!!

  • Jane - What a great giveaway! So glad that your computer issues have been solved.

  • Carla - I would be so thrilled to win this! I am hoping to start working towards getting my principal’s license and we would need a computer for me to be able to do the program!

  • Sarah - What a blessing! This just goes to show that our Heavenly Father is ever mindful of us.

  • Erica - Looks so cool! I am excited to start the phone class tomorrow!

  • Challinda Cox - I’m so excited that Staples helped your family through the dilemma in the computer department. God is good..all the time, and He provides in amazing ways. Thank you for sharing your life with us, your family is awesome!

  • Michelle Bateman - My 4 boys would really love to have their own laptop instead of waiting for a turn on mine. :)

  • Tiina Wuollet - I would so need this computer..

  • Sarah - I would love to win this giveaway! We need a new laptop!

  • Paul - I need to apply for jobs online and I could use a laptop. It would be amazing to win this laptop. Thanks so much!

  • Sarah - This is awesome! I would love to gift my mom with this laptop!!!!

  • Tamra Pontow - I’m a huge fan of this blog, but this is my first comment. I figure I might as well try for the computer!

  • hila yosef - hello ashley. i am from israel. i love your blog. id love to be able to write so beutiful like you. your family is gorgeos and you are a brave women. keep doing all the amazing stuff you do, im sure it inspires lots of people like me. hila

  • hila yosef - hello ashley.always enjoying looking and reading your beautiful blog. its great timing with the computer, mine is so old…..hila

  • Tara Cracraft - This is my first year of teaching. My husband also does not for profit work from our house. We have an older macbook, but his photoshop needs Windows to run appropriately. What a blessing it would be to win this! LOVE your blog! God bless you and your family!

  • Jill Funkhouser - Thanks for doing this giveaway! Would love to use the computer for homeschooling!

  • yael brand - we love your blog

  • shahar mor - good luck to us

  • Rachel - God is perfect in His timing!

  • Misty - Crazy! My husband needs a new computer soon, so this would be perfect for him. I always lean towards Mac, but he enjoys PC’s.

  • Kim - And to think I felt spoiled in 1979 to have my portable typewriter in the dorms with me!

  • Katie G - Great giveaway! Love reading your blog. Such a creative inspiration!

  • Nora - A new laptop would be great in applying for schools! Thanks for sharing!

  • Michelle Schlabachs - Love your blog :)

  • Seamingly Sarah - That is awesome how our prayers are answered. Enjoy the blessing(s)!

  • susie - Wow! That’s fun for you! The blessings of having a blog!

  • Michelle Nelson - How amazing! We are definitely in need of a new computer for my husband who is finishing up grad school!!

  • Linda R. - How awesome – God knows what we’re going through, doesn’t He? Thanks for sharing this story and for the opportunity.

  • Becky G - Perfect timing! Our laptop is on it’s last leg and we were on the hunt for a new one. This one would be perfect. Thanks to you and Staples for this awesome giveaway!

  • Kassie - I recently saw this laptop at a store and thought it seemed neat! I hope your familyy enjoys it!

  • Katherine - Thank you so much for a great giveaway! I love your blog.

  • Lindsay S - My family would love this computer. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Jennifer - A touchscreen on a computer? Yes please!!! That would be perfect for my 3 year old….

  • Suz McA - What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks Staples & Ashley! Looks amazing!

  • Delia - What a great giveaway!

  • Carla - Wow, that sounds great. My computer just dies and the IT people could not recover a single file. I will be happy to try this out :)

  • Carla - Wow, that sounds great. My computer just died and the IT people could not recover a single file. I will be happy to try this out :)

  • Jason Rosenberg - Not sure about these touch-screen laptops, or about Win8, but I’d love to find out!

  • Hayley - We are in need of a new computer so this would be perfect timing!

  • Kirsten Dehmlow - I have also used a Mac for a long time and it has been so reliable but it is getting quite old and having some issues. My husbands laptop is also aging out and he too has started a new business. We could put this acer to good use!

  • Rebecca - Beautiful pic of the kids. They can probably teach us a thing or 50 about technology!

  • Ursula Page - I would love this for our 9th grade son. He is at a school where most of the textbooks are online only and they let the kids use netbooks from a grant. But, we decided to find the money to buy him one ourselves as the kids have NO parent type software that limits what they can view and see which is dangerous for a 14 year old boy. Apple does not have great software for this but Windows software does so it would be perfect and a total blessing.

  • Shelley - Awesome give-a-way, thanks Staples and Ashley!

  • Brandi D - Always enjoy reading your blog!

  • Kim - Just another hopeful reader!

  • Lynn Ann - Adorable pictures, as always! Sounds like a great laptop :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Emily Adams - How cool is this!!! I love hearing how the Lord provides! Praise God- Ashley, thanks for being a beautiful witness of an awesome God!

  • Jude - What a blessing. God works in mysterious ways.

  • Griffey565 - We need a new computer…ours is 7 years old!!

  • tiffany taylor - My husband and I have been contemplating our laptop dilemma lately as well. If we won, it would definitely be going to a loving home. :D

  • Crystal - What an awesome giveaway! My family of 7 could definitely use a second laptop!

  • Jordan Formby - i would love a computer for my husband… his is going on 8 years…

  • kim - could definitely use a new laptop! love your blog!

  • Tina Shideler - We are always in want (not need ;) ) of another computer!

  • Rachel - currently working on a laptop borrowed from my parents after mine crashed…here’s hoping ;)

  • Sarah A - What a great giveaway! I just decided to return to school, so this would be crazy helpful to our family right now. So glad it worked out and fell into your hands at the right time for you!

  • Katie - What a great giveaway! I would love to win!

  • Aubrey - That is a blessing that staples sent you a laptop just when you were looking for one! We have a desktop computer that has a couple issues and a new laptop would be great!

  • Bev - I LOVE your blog! And I do read it on a very decrepit laptop. A new laptop would be amazing!!!! thanks :)

  • kayla - thank you for your beautiful transparency and for opportunities such as this

  • stacie youngblood - Now that would be a treat to win a laptop! PS- I love the way you stood up for the Proutys on your blog :-)

  • Ashley - Love your blog and would love a chance to win a new laptop!

  • Dawn F - Hi Ashley – great giveaway! The pictures of your kids “working” on the lap top are so precious! Such concentration! It’s serious business… and the finger prints on the screen are so funny! I have a touch-screen desk top for work and kids are always so surprised when they point at something and it makes the computer Go! Fun learning tool for little ones. Thanks for the chance! *jealous of the fresh eggs you have coming in your future!

  • Trisha - Provident is the word that came to mind for this post–you needed and the computer came to you. I love how that works out. If I were to win, I would give the computer to my niece and nephew for school. Thanks.

  • Rhiann - What a great treat!

  • Amber Reece - Love your blog and would really like to win this! It would be so helpful in my household! : )

  • Kelly - Awesome giveaway!!!!!

  • Laura Boyd - A touch screen computer would be a perfect addition to our household. My son is entering the 1st grade and my daughter will be three in a few weeks. Due to being a teacher who has not had a raise in 7 years, we have not been able to replace our old PC. Love your blog and found it through IHeart Organizing.

  • Lynnie B - Yahoooo gotta love free stuff! …..and YOU!!

  • Lynnie B - Yahoooo gotta love free stuff! but most of all YOU!

  • Jessica P - I love how God is in the big stuff and the small stuff alike. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  • Roshena - What a great example of God knowing your needs and providing for them at the perfect time!

  • Sarah - We so need a new laptop! Ours is ancient! :)

  • Heidi cockrell - It would be great to have a new laptop my old HP died last year and with me going back to school and 4 of our 5 kids in school it is hard to share one desktop computer! Love your blog :)

    Heidi
    Heicoc@yahoo.com

  • Heidi c - Wow a laptop would be great mine died last year and trying to share our desktop 5 kids and do my own schoolwork is crazy!!! Love your blog!

    Heidi c

  • heather ritchie - My husband and I were JUST looking to buy this exact laptop!! I really hope we win it!!

  • Christy Hampton - I love,love, love your blog! I am a single mom (of a handsome 2 year old) and I currently work full-time as a secretary for the church and looking to start my first semester of law school this fall. (Pray for me!) My son has recently gotten into playing games on the computer and he doesn’t understand that mommy has work to do on it…. needless to say… having one computer is a struggle. I would love to win this Acer and give the ‘game playing’ one to my son. He is learning so much playing the games and is a great alternative to watching TV (which I limit). He already knows his ABC’s and can count 1-10! Thank you and Staples for this opportunity! Pick us, pick us!! :) God Bless you all!

  • kim howell - What an amazing little God gift. There have been some small things like that for us too- not knowing where something/money will come from and then God plops it into our laps. He is good!

  • Tiffany P - I would love a new laptop! Sharing one with my husband means never getting to use it! Ha!

  • Ruth Abel - What a cool laptop! Would love something like this for our family.

  • MelissaT - I had one of the first Acer computers back in the 90s! I loved it. Dial up, Juneau e-mail, solitaire, Fun times.

  • Kelly - What a blessing for your family and another! Thank you and staples for the opportunity!

  • elizabeth H - well gosh, who couldn’t use a laptop?!
    sign me up ~ xoxo

  • janka - touch screen sounds great

  • Nikki B - What great timing!

    Would love to win….
    Nikki

  • Cara L - what a blessing to have a computer provided right at your time of need! and what a fun blessing to be able to give one away to someone else!!

  • Kim Zasimczuk - Looks like a great computer. Love that the kids can use the touch screen.

  • Katelyn Williams - Post-college and really needed a new computer! Love your blog!

  • Morgan B - How perfect God’s timing is. He may not always give us what we want, but always gives us what we need.
    I have loved and followed your blog since you did our wedding photos 4 years ago.
    -Blessings.

  • Crystal Moser - I would love a new laptop to take along to China to pick-up our little man!

  • crystal - how fun! my kids would love this!

  • Chelsie - I’d love to win. Thank you for sharing!

  • Bek - Isn’t God’s timing perfect! How fabulous!

  • Kelli Thompson - I hope Chris’ new job adventure is all he hopes it is.

  • Alicia - What wonderful timing!!!

  • Kelsey Gilliam - Before my wedding a couple years ago my flower girl was watching a widescreen movie, a couple minutes in to the movie she went up to the tv, put her fingers in the corners, and tried to stretch the screen :).
    Funny how quickly technology changes.

  • Kelly P - What a blessing for your family! This would be a fabulous addition to our homeschool!

  • Megan Triplett - This is great! We’d love to win!!

  • Lana tippey - I would love a working laptop!

  • ALLI D - COMING FROM A FAMILY OF MAC USERS, I LOVE THAT YOU ARE DOING THE RESEARCH FOR A KID-FRIENDLY OPTION THAT WOULD FIT OUR GROWING FAMILY (5 KIDS AGE 4-16). THANKS!

  • Kate - What an awesome answer to prayer for your family! And a great giveaway!

  • Marleen - This is phenomenal! My kids are a bit older, but would like their own laptop very much!

  • Britney Andress - I am definitely a Mac girl, but my husband is all PC. He really needs one for work as my Mac is primarily used for my work. (We have a similar situation as you guys.) I’ve never used an Acer, but I must say the design and overall look make me more keen to it over other PCs out there.

  • Annmarie Kopey - I hope it’s my lucky day! Love the blog!

  • jennycain - That’s so awesome! Love it when it all works out like that!

  • Jessica - I have great plans for this that could really help our family!

  • stacy schmidt - Wow! What a great giveaway! We recently finalized our adoption of three brothers and with 7 children now, a new laptop would be amazing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • elle - This would be awesome for my boys!

  • Anne Allison - Amazing to see how many readers you have, eh? Could sure use that laptop. In case I don’t win, 1001 thanks for your blog, which brightens so many days.

  • Joey Hoffman - I’d love to win this!! Thank you Ashley and STAPLES!!!

  • Catherine - This looks like the perfect computer! I would be grateful to win!

  • Erica - A friend of mine turned me onto your blog and I am loving it! Thanks for sharing your life with us:)

  • Michelle - We have 3 acer laptops/netbooks in our household and we love them!

    Love your blog too!
    Michelle

  • Becky - looks like a fun computer! what a fun giveaway, thanks!

  • Erica - How fun…a touchscreen laptop! We’d love it!

  • Erica - A touchscreen laptop! Awesome!

  • Fiona - What an awesome prize! thanks for the opportunity

  • Rachel Newswanger - Sounds like a gift from God! Awesome how He cares…neat that the blessing can multiply! Thanks.

  • Abby - Oh, we need a new computer for the exact same reason- husband starting a new career!

  • Janelle - Oh, how this would drastically improve my ability to write more blog posts!

  • Alicia - Amazing how things work out! Also, I didn’t know they had laptops with touchscreens, but that is too cool, technology is crazy.

  • Jessica - I love to hear testimonies of the Lord’s perfect timing! So excited for the blessing this brings to your family! I would love to have an a touchscreen laptop for homeschooling!

  • Becky - What a fun giveaway! Can’t say no to an attempt at a free laptop!

    I hope all of your transitions are going well!

  • Jessica - I love hearing testimonies of the Lord’s perfect timing! I’m so excited for your family to receive this blessing! I would love a touchscreen laptop to use for homeschooling.

  • Jaime - How great is that? We have been looking at computers for homeschooling as well. We use the Kindle a bit, but we can’t do our math lessons on it. :)

  • molly - I could definitely use a new laptop for my last year of graduate school.

    Funny story. When my cousin was about 18 months, I handed her a magazine and she tried to swipe to unlock it.

  • Terri Jones - Thank you for your thoughtfulness & generosity!

  • Diana Yarborough - Winning this computer would be the answer to a pray, just like it was for your family. We have been without a computer for months and using the computer at the library. Once school starts that will become more difficult with four children and a 7th grader who often needs a computer for homework in the evenings.

    Maybe this will be our answer!

  • Beck - What perfect timing! So happy for you and your family.

  • karen c. - Amazing the ways God works, isn’t it?? So happy for you (and me too, if I win :)

  • Alisha Bellene Huff - What an awesome opportunity! We would love to win a new laptop!

  • Tommy Huff - I would be really blessed to win this going back to school full time

  • Rachel - That is a rad laptop. Touchscreen=perfect for younger homeschool kids!

  • Kelli - God is good, all the time. Thanks for sharing how he worked a beautiful timely solution for your family.

  • Lindsay - That’s so wonderful for your kids! :-) such a great thing to help out with homeschooling.

  • Mo Garrett - This would be such an amazing blessing right now! Also I love your blog :)

  • Ethne - That’s such a great blessing for your family. :-)

  • Linda - I love it when God blesses in such unexpected ways. :-)

  • Yovani - Dios es bueno. :-) God is so good. Happy that He has given your family such a wonderful blessing.

  • vanessa - <3

  • Maria - Wow, great timing for your family! So happy for you! My computer is extremely old and on its last leg, so this would be perfect for me right now.

  • Jolie - Wow – what auspicious timing – our laptops are both dying…which is a little tricky since we have no desktop. Oops! Thank you for the amazing opportunity!

  • Julie G. - What a great gift from Staples – would love to win one, too!

  • Brenna - Oh how we could use a new laptop. Fingers crossed!

  • Jennifer Roberts - Awesome give away!!! My 3 year old son can use my iPhone way better than me….a new “toy” would be fantastic for teaching me ;-)

  • carroll lane - This would be so great for our kids!! Thank you!

  • Ginger - I wish you all the best of luck on your new business adventure, so exciting. Thank you for this great give away.

  • Jenni Carlisle - Love love love how God provided for y’all, so great! A new laptop would be such a blessing for our family to help with our own homeschool needs. Praying for y’all’s new adventure!

  • Rachel S - Wow… what a neat story of God’s provisions!
    Thanks for a chance at the laptop giveaway.

  • Tara - What an amazing giveaway and answer to your computer troubles!!

  • Christy Branch - Would love to win a laptop for grad school!!!

  • Sarah Ragan - A touchscreen laptop? Awesome!

  • Lisa Brown - Wow, this is the fourth time I am typing this comment…hopefully this new computer will be user proof and prevent me from submitting comments without finishing them in the future ; )

  • Madalyn - Wow ~ congratulations! (Wait, would that be the right term? I was congratulating you on getting contacted by Staples, such a big deal!) Also, – and this isn’t me trying to butter you up, promise – that picture of FireCracker in her little tutu, her feet not even close to touching the ground, ah-freaking-dorable. Anyways, thank you so much for the giveaway, and good luck everyone!

  • Trish - Windows 8 is definitely a learning curve. My mom does the same thing with the laptop. She’s used to my Kindle. When she swiped her finger on the laptop, I about died laughing:) Would love to win this laptop. Ours is on its last leg.

  • Autumn crumb - Just wanted to say thanks for your blog- it helps me on a regular basis with life, DIY, and more recently pursuing adoption (something I am terrified and exhilarated by all at the same time..) best of luck to you and your husband as you start yet another journey as two businesses begin! Not interested in the laptop, many others could benefit, just a word of thanks :)

  • Natalie R - What an awesome giveaway! Thank you! Fingers crossed for a win!

  • Jess - congrats! thank you for sharing your perspective on life. love love love your photos. blessings.

  • MJ - What a huge answer to prayer!!

  • Jennifer Hudson - God answers prayers!!! I am a teacher and mother of three, and EVERYONE in our house is currently attending college $$$$! Like your family, my husband is also beginning a new career.. A new laptop would be a real blessing!

    Enjoy your photos and blogs…my youngest daughter is studying journalism/photography. I shared your blog!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Amy M - Wow! What an amazing giveaway! But even more, what an amazing blessing for your family! What a God we serve.

  • Jessica - I’d love a new laptop!

  • Jenny Weller - Oh this would be awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Marnie - So cool! Our laptop is on it’s last legs, winning this one would be awesome.

  • Nicole B. - What an awesome gift from Staples(and Ashley!) Pick me, pick me! lol

  • kyle parish - love your blog and i’d LOVE to win :)

  • Jen - What a blessing for your family and hopefully mine too!! Love your thoughts, your aesthetic, your cutie kids, and the chickens!

  • Meg W. - the Lord always provides!! All praise and glory to our God and King!!!

  • Gina - Would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Andrea - Woohoo! I am also taking a major leap of faith with a small business and need a new computer! Best of luck to Chris on his new adventure and thank you Ashley for being such an inpiration to all of us who follow your blog. You rock!

  • Brandy Doty - This would be so lovely!

  • Rebecca - Thank you so much for the chance to win ! It would be awesome!

  • Nancy K - Thx for the giveaway! Love your blog :)

  • Amy - Our toddler has pulled a few if the keys off of our 8 year old lap top. It sure would be great to get a shiny new one with all the keys and everything!!!

  • RachaelB - Would love to be the lucky one to win!

  • Stephanie - We are in a computer dilemma as well! Still trying to figure out how to have enough technology in the house to appease big and small. Awesome giveaway…random computer drawing pick me please:)

  • Laura - Thank you so much for the chance to win such a wonderful item!

  • Summer B. - This looks super neat and our laptop is slowing dying… :(

  • Denise Strobel - How very cool to see how you liked this and to be given the chance to win one.

  • Janell A - Great giveaway!!! My kiddos would love the touch screen part of this computer! Fingers crossed!!!

  • Jenny Joy - Holy smokes! Talk about good timing for you! Congrats on the new laptop!

  • Allison - i love how God always answers our prayers and our needs!

  • Amber Rohrer - So thankful my sis led me here :) We will also soon be a family of 7 as we are waiting to be matched to our special needs daughter in Ch! I’m looking forward to getting to know your journey as I read more here:)

  • amanda - What a generous giveaway! I would love to win; having a laptop that I could tote around while chasing the kids would be ideal!

  • Joanne - What awesome timing that Staples called you guys! God’s provisions are creative and endless. We do have a laptop that is nearly dead and is burning hot to touch when it’s on, so pick us, pick us!

    On another note, love reading your posts and seeing how so many things mesh and meld into life of one family. Hope you keep reflecting, capturing and sharing with us your family’s journey.

    Thanks!

  • Tia - My laptop no longer charges- it must be plugged in at all times! A new, more portable one would be awesome!

  • Stefani Ortiz - Me me me!! (I feel like a little kid trying to raise my hand “quietly” in class for the first time…) Our family could desperately use one! Our laptop is SO old, and it makes life very difficult! Takes about 15 minutes just to turn on. No…………………………… Exaggeration……………………………..a-a-a-ttttt…………………………all……………………..

    And thanks for always having a great outlook on life. I love following your blog and reading it is totally worth the 20-er..30 minutes it takes to bring it up online on our laptop.

  • Angela - Yes please :)

  • Maggie - With 4 kids, this laptop would be amazing to have. They would love it. Thanks for the chance!

  • Sophia Garcia - Thank you for the opportunity at such great giveaway! Love your blog! Truth be told, you are my morning wake up call here in Cali! Best to start my day with something inspiring!

  • Lindsey - Wow! God’s perfect timing! Great story and a great giveaway!

  • Vee - How wonderful to have this taken care of for you – God is good!!

  • Amy - I am a Mac girl, too, but I have a feeling my kids would love this! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  • Tiffany P - What a neat story that led to this giveaway! Thanks!

  • Lori K - He works everything out according to those who love HIM. It always works out…trust and obey.
    I love the pic with their little fingerprints all over the screen. They are a curious lot, they are.

  • Melanie fitz - This would be a blessing to this homeschooling family! Wow!

  • Jennifer Keeler - We have a laptop and a Android tablet but with 5 people in our family, that is not enough! LOL. We could definitely use another laptop and with our kids at ages 4, 7, and 9 – a touch screen would be perfect! :)

  • Kristen - I’ve been trying to fit a new computer into out budget but something always pushes it to the bottom of the list. I’m still using my husbands grad school laptop–which has no battery and no backspace key anymore! He can’t believe I won’t get rid of it. I definitely want to try a touch screen for our next model.

  • lisa - We could totally use a new laptop for our homeschooling… Awesome how God met your needs…

  • Mandy Byron - How nice of Staples and what perfect timing for you all! I’d love to win one of these for my family. Thanks for the chance!

  • Ami Prevec - Just talking today that my husband is going to have to replace his work computer. The duck tape that keeps the power cord connected isn’t working anymore. LOL

  • Bailey Jean - Wow! What a giveaway! Talk about awesome :)

  • tiffany johnson - What an amazing giveaway! A new laptop would be so helpful for my sign business!! Thank you!

  • Eleanor - I’m back on my husband’s old, slow computer because mine died recently, so I’d love to win this! (hope I can enter from South Africa…?)

  • Catherine - What a great coincidence for your family!
    I love that is touch screen! Amazing to play a little bit :)

  • Brittany - I always love hearing about stories where everything works itself out in the end. You need a computer and the next day you get an e-mail.. Things always work out!

  • irem - I do not think staples can send it to Turkey, but I could not resist to enter.. :) I love ur family dear.. xoxo

  • Laine - Wow, that’s so awesome how that worked out for you! We would love a new laptop for our kids for school…would definitely solve some problems here. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway!

  • Rie Bonanno - First, I am a new follower. Your family and your blog is gorgeous! We are in the market for a new computer and the Acer you are featuring sounds perfect for my kiddos. Such a fun giveaway!!

  • efrat - my kids will love to have their own computer :) mine is for work so i don’t let them use it.. maybe they will have luck :))

  • Katie Rose - This looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • tricia~~ - i have two toddlers and this would be a wonderful learning tool!!!
    PICK ME PICK ME!

  • cassi werner - feels like a long shot, but what an awesome thing to win this!!

  • Des - Love touchscreen computers! How exciting!

  • Kara - A new laptop would be amazing!

  • Kara - A laptop would be so amazing!

  • Janie R - What an awesome giveaway! I’m glad things are working out for your family regarding Chris’s new career path. It’s so great that he is able to follow his dreams. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Tina Plantenga - I have never commented on a blog before, and yours is the only one I even look at very much.

    My son was just accepted into an awesome charter high school, downtown indianapolis. Herronhighschool.org

    We were just informed he needs to bring his own device to school this year, so we are praying for God to provide.

  • Kelly - I would LOVE to win!!

  • Rachel - Looks gorgeous…your two youngest are so sweet using it together, looks like they had a ball.

  • Conni Marleau - I am overwhelmed at the generosity of you and Staples … technology boggles my mind also – but not my kids — it is all they know. A new computer would surely help with three girls in the house — sharing isues anyone?? LOL

  • Chelc - What a fantastic giveaway! Adorable pics to show off a great brand. This would complete my home office

  • Erica - I have been needing a laptop for awhile, and havent felt like spending the money on one. This laptop looks pretty spiffy. Thanks for spreading around the blessing… :)

  • Jennifer Potter - What a blessing for you and your family in a time of need! The Lord is a great provider :)

  • RachelC - So cool the timing of that. Glad you found a computer, and glad God is always in every detail.

  • Rena - I had no idea there were laptops with touch screens. Very cool! And how great is our God for providing what you need right when you need it. I would love to be the “friend” that wins it. :)

  • Sam G - Wow, we really need a new computer too. I would love to win this one! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Debra Leluga - What a wonderful blessing for you & whoever wins! I could really use a new laptop! And the touchscreen would be awesome :)

  • Kelley Howe - What an AMAZING giveaway! I usually don’t enter giveaways, but We need this so badly. :)

  • Jamie - I feel so spoiled entering, because we do have a desktop computer, but a laptop like the Acer would be awesome for my family!!!

  • Sarah - Taking the homeschool leap this year
    … A laptop would be a good ‘school supply’ :)

  • Annie - I have been hoping to be able to get my husband a laptop ever since he had to give his back to his work when he left his job. This one looks great!

  • Jordan - Love how intrigued Firecracker looks using it!

  • Liz - Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

  • Mandi P - What a neat opportunity…good timing too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • terrie G - I love how God works in amazing ways…little & big details of our lives!
    What a lovely giveaway!

  • Jen Gough - Wow! Great giveaway! This would be nice for my kids…since back to school is just around the corner! Thanks!

  • Lisa - A little God wink via Staples, nice! Thanks for the opportunity to win one along with you! :)

  • beth - Please sign me up! Thanks for offering this.

  • Shawna - What an awesome giveaway! This would fantastic for my husband who just started a new job!

  • Sara W - Love hearing how the Lord provided for you. Would be great to win this.

  • Jennie S. - Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • Whitney - I use a mac mostly, but we have been wanting to get another computer for my husband so we don’t have to fight over the one when I want to do design stuff and my hubby wants to surf the web. It would be so much nicer to get a free one…especially such an awesome one!!

  • Amy - How fun!

  • linda loo - Thanks for hosting this giveaway, we could use a laptop at our place.

  • Jessica J - Perfect timing for you for sure, we too are in the search for a second computer at home. I remember the days of typing my school papers on the typewriter – crazy to think of two computers in the house!

  • Jenny - This is such a blessing for the winner. Thanks to staples and Ashley for the chance!

  • Breanne - We have a similar situation. My husband has been “borrowing” my laptop for his small business lately. I guess our dinosaur desktop computer is taking a giant nosedive. A new laptop would be the perfect solution!

  • donna - Thank you Staples, if I don’t win I’ll visit your site when looking for a new laptop.

  • Claire Dixon - I love reading your blog! and it would be great to win a laptop :)

  • La Lola - Computers are so important one more does not hurt anybody.

  • Jen Downer - looks awesome! our family is in desperate need of replacing our new computer after my autistic son ripped the keys off of my husband’s laptop. winning would be a huge blessing!!!! good luck everyone!

  • Terri Lynne Barrington - I have never needed a new computer more in my life. This would be a dream. Learning curve and all.

  • Katie D - That looks like a nice laptop! It would be great with us starting homeschooling. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • nikki m - What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Andrea - Sounds like God used Staples to not only meet your need, but as further confirmation of the new path you are on. Awesome!

  • Andrea L. - My laptop is on its last leg. This would be great!

  • Donna - Great timing for you! I love it when things work out like that!

  • Lindsey M - Oh Ashley, what a blessing for you and your family!! God always provides… Thanks for the opportunity to share in your good fortune!!

  • toni - Please! Pick me! Fingers crossed!

  • victoria - Worth a shot! hope all is well with your fam :)

  • Maegan - My kids swipe their finger on everything…because the world should operate like an iphone! Throw my name in the bowl when you draw a winner.

  • Jennifer@Godstellations.com - Oh wow! God is so good like that. Answering that need for a new laptop with one for you and one to share. We are starting our new homeschooling life in two weeks. This would be a tremendous blessing to have for this journey! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • serina - Fun giveaway!

  • Crystal M - This would be awesome to win! Mine is old and my kids are not happy with it!

  • Ahsamon - Woah, awesome giveaway! Would love to win this for my sister whose laptop is 7yrs old

  • Kari Signe - I would love to win a new laptop especially with my kids both fighting over my iPad!

  • Leah J - How wonderful for you! The timing is amazing, too! Love your blog and your views. Thank you!

  • Keilah - Thanks for the giveaway. Our laptop screen just cracked. :(
    Good luck on the new venture!

  • Meghan Collins - I would love a new computer! And I’m so glad you got help to work out your home office(s) situation!

  • Micaela - I love your blog! and would love a new computer!!

  • Gracie - What a great giveaway!!

  • Kimberly - Pick me! Pick me! :)

  • Steph - I love reading about your family every day! Good luck to you and Chris as you start your next venture.

  • Jessica - What a gift this would be! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Michelle DaLeigh Claassen - I love reading your blog. You have an amazing and heart warming family. Thanks for sharing your lives with all of us!!

  • Tiffany McHugh - I would LOVE to win this! A touch screen laptop?! What will they think up next :-)

  • Jennifer Turner - What an awesome giveaway!!! I would love a new laptop & love that it is so kid friendly!

  • Sara - I am about to start writing my dissertation and my current computer is fried! This would be awesome. I love your blog and have read every post! Thanks for all you say!

  • nachiketa - will like to win it :D

  • Heather M - Wow, all I can think about is how God provided for you guys, right when you needed it. We serve an awesome God. :)

  • Abbie Johnson - Wow! We have been talking about a new computer for the kids to use. This one would be perfect for them. Great giveaway!

  • SamY - This laptop would really come in handy now!

  • Alida - I can’t believe how that worked out:) Thank you for posting and the chance for the laptop!

  • Sharon C - Oh my goodness. This would be awesome.

  • Jerri-Rae - I love to read your blog daily…would love to win this laptop :)

  • Becky O. - I would love to win a laptop. I have two school age kids who would benefit from a laptop. Thanks Staples!

  • sarah - thanks for the chance to win! technology is amazing.

  • Katie W. - Love your blog, Ashley! What a wonderful giveaway!

  • charla lane - Wow.. isn’t it amazing how great God is! Perfect timing! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  • BB - Very cool! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Jacqueline I - Oh wow – this would be awesome!

  • Michele H. - Love how the timing worked out for you! Thank you for chance to win.

  • Jessica Gemeinhart - That’s so awesome! The Lord remembers details. Glad you were provided for! And with such a cool sounding computer to boot (no pun intended…isn’t “boot” a computer term?=) )

  • Cindy McAllister - Oh WOW…I love this laptop and I would be beyond thrilled to win it…thanks for the chance.

  • Sarah - This would be great for our family as we are preparing for our first year homeschooling!

  • Deb - Wow – what an answer to prayers!! God’s timing is just amazing!!

  • Terri - I would love a new lap-top! Mine is from college and chooses when it does and does not want to work properly. Thanks for the opportunity to win one! :)

  • Susan W - Fingers crossed.

  • Indiengmom - love the photos. would like to win the laptop.

  • Catherine - We could use a new laptop! What a cool giveaway!

  • Roberta - Funny how timing works out sometimes! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  • Holly - What an amazing giveaway! I would love to win this!

  • Jason L - What an awesome laptop. My family would really enjoy this item.

  • Sara G - The pudgey fingers are killing me. So glad you were able to get a new computer, hope it helps!

  • KIrsten - Thanks for the opportunity! I could really use this because my laptop is dying a slow death…it’s always a shot in the dark every time I try to turn it on.

  • Sarah Cummings - Acer is one of my favorite brands when it comes to pc’s! Very reliable!

  • Tiffany - What a great testimony. I love the way God provides!

  • Kirsten - Thanks for the opportunity! A new laptop would bless my family because our laptop is dying a slow painful death…it’s always a shot in the dark every time we try to turn it on.

  • Deanna Harvey - I had no idea laptops had touch screens now–amazing! Thanks for reviewing. :c)

  • Krista W. - oooooh, my kids would LOVE a touch screen computer! Fingers crossed!!! :)

  • Deanna - God’s provision is amazing! Thanks for sharing. :c)

  • Bethany - What a great deal! Praise the Lord for providing you a new computer! Sounds like it is a good one! ;)

  • Carissa - Wow, what a very generous giveaway. With fall semester about to start, I could really use this for my studies! *fingers crossed*

  • Allie Whalen - We would love to win a laptop! Thank you!! :)

  • Paige B - OHHH LAPTOP! Yes Please! Love your blog. Love your heart for God (which seeps through your blog in the way you write and love your babes and live your life etc. etc. etc.) I’ve never won anything online so I’m not expecting to —- but since I’m writing this comment I just thought I’d let you know that there is a pastor’s wife in Alabama who just really likes you. And prays for you and your beautiful little (BIG!) family. And wants to be like you when she grows up and gets a house of her own. Chickens and all. *Gush Sesh Ended*

  • Kira - What a great opportunity! Thanks so much for this chance. I just love reading your blog and covet all of the photography tips!

  • ShelbyP - We’re in the market for a new laptop, and a touchscreen looks like a lot of fun!

  • AmyK - Perfect for our family! PS: LOVE your blog!

  • Judy Pohlman - Ashley,

    I Looove your blog!!! Catch up on it every Monday.
    My husband and I would appreciate having a laptop around.
    Thank you so much for the chance.

    Judy

  • Tina S - Thank you for the chance to win! And for your awesome blog which has inspired me.

  • Cassie S. - This looks perfect for my 4.5 yr old – he has a lot of trouble with our Mac as well! :)

  • Roianne Pangle - Awesome! Would love to have a laptop around the house. We still just currently have a desktop. lol

  • melissa tichy - what perfect timing for so many people starting school!!!! what a great giveaway

  • Sarah Marie - Love your blog – I confess I read it everyday… and wouldn’t mind a new laptop for my fiance or his family!

  • Grace - I stumbled upon your blog a little over a year ago and have fallen in love with your family, the way you capture your every day ins and outs, and how amazingly well you write your story! I blog simply for grandparents because we don’t live close and they want to see my kids! Thank you for being open and honest! I love your blog! Would also love to win a computer, how cool would that be?

  • Nichole J. - Ashleyyyyyyyyyy! I adore you’re blog so SO much! I’m having a hard time lately and it gives me a little something to look forward to each day (when you post anyway). So, the giveaway aside, keep doing what you’re doing, girl. You do ‘joy’ so well. :)

  • Judy Beltrez - wow! thanks so much for doing this. I could so use a laptop since Im going back to school :)
    thanks again!

  • Heidi S. - Computer reviews are always helpful. Thanks for sharing. I’m on the look out for a new computer. Great giveaway.

  • Debbie Lee - Yes please! I’m ready to receive and be pleased!
    It will be interesting to use a touch screen laptop!

  • Sarah - Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

  • Jaime - Would love to win a laptop!!

  • Megan - What a blessing this would be to our family. I stay at home and do in home daycare so it would be wonderful to have a “kids computer”.

  • Katie - We are visiting family abroad this October, and having a smaller, lighter computer for traveling would be a life-saver!!!

  • Allie - Woo hoo! A touchscreen on a laptop? It boggles the mind. I guess I would have to get past telling the kids “DON’T TOUCH THE SCREEN!!!”

  • Kim L. - Wow what a blessing that would be.

  • Jackie - Wow! Thanks to you and Staples!!

  • sarah - I’m a Mac girl too, but it’s on its last legs! This laptop would be such a blessing!

  • Hannah M - such an awesome giveaway! this would be perfect!

  • Hannah O - This is great! Pick me : )

  • Tessa - I love how God answered your prayer about needing a computer with such perfect timing. He is cool like that!

  • Lauren - Similar situation Ashley— we could really benefit from this giveaway!

  • Maria B. - It would be awesome to win this laptop. Our old laptop is not working anymore. With a lil girl and another on the way, we need something to store and look at all the pictures on!

  • Chandra - Timing is everything! How wonderful for your family and for a lucky reader!

  • Ceri - Wow, that is just awesome how it worked out like that. New laptops are always fun. We just got one but it is not a touch. Windows 8…. where do I begin? I extremely dislike it. Our IT people at work say it was created to work on touch screen product. Well wouldn’t it be lovely to try? Thanks for sharing your giveaway!

  • Cassi Kennard - What an incredible giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Jennifer G - It would be a great blessing to win a new laptop. Thanks!

  • Melissa - Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for such a great give-away.

  • Natalie - Awesome back to school timing. Would love this for our girls!

  • Lori - What a fantastic opportunity. Enjoying testing it out. :)

  • Ginny Hornsby - What an amazing deal!

  • Laura Reich - This would be such a blessing for our family. Like you guys, my husband is starting a new small business and we homeschool so a touch screen like this one would be extremely useful.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Keoka - I would sooo love this!!!I feel left out of the touch screen world….would it keep me form getting an ipad….yea i think so!

  • Stephanie Bedilion - I love your site Ashley – it inspires me daily!

  • Brandi - How wonderful…I could definately use a new laptop! Enjoy

  • Jamie Wolma - I’m hesitant to comment because I have never one a single thing… not even a stuffed animal at the fair…. but I am also excited to comment for the same reason. ;)
    And of course I’m excited to comment because I adore your little family Ashley…. and I have enjoyed following your blog for the past year.
    Thank you for the inspiration and prayers for your family as you begin your new journey with Chris at home. What an exciting time in your lives…. God is SO SO good.
    And He is good ALL THE TIME.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win. My little ones would probably in awe of the touch screen! ~ Jamie

  • Mary Crider - I would love to have this laptop! I just recently graduated from college and am beginning my job as a Youth Minister! It would be great to have for my ministry. God Bless!!
    PS: I’ve never commented before, but I love your blog and read it literally every single time I have access to the internet. Thank you for sharing the life the Lord has given you:)

  • Laura B - Love your website, Ashley!!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Meg - We are also feeling like it is time to get a new laptop. We need a kid friendly one! And I had no idea there were touch screen laptops! Thanks for the post and the opportunity.

  • Natalie - Our Mac just bit the dust what a blessing a new computer would be! And kid friendly for homeschooling even more a bonus!!

  • Kira - Thanks for this great opportunity! We could really use a new laptop around my house. Thanks again!

  • Kelly - Wow this would be amazing! I love touch screens so much. I find myself sometimes swiping my own computer screen :)

  • lizaanne - I found you via Flipboard, and you fantastic basket lamp!! I would love to win a new laptop, and I’ll still enjoy your blog and you awesome egg stories even if I don’t win! :-)

  • Jessica - would love to win this! love your blog btw!

  • michelle myers - WOW!!!!! What a fantastical giveaway! Thanks so much!

  • Loan - Cross my fingers that I win the laptop! Thanks for the chance to participate!

  • Candi - I so enjoy both your writings, and Joy’s.. and I’d really like a new laptop too!

  • Virginia - This looks awesome! I need a lap top to take with me overseas in a month!

  • CarrieS - Our family could use a new laptop for the school year!

  • Momma M - My kids would be beside themselves. I never win any blog freebies!!

  • Shannon - I’m a mac girl as well but this would be perfect for the kids as they are getting older and school is starting to require computer time for work. I’m nervous sharing my iMac, haha! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Eva - We are Mac and PC users here. My kids would surely love to have their own laptop. Hope yours are enjoying this one!

  • Kellyann - Love your blog! Would love to win that laptop for my 3 boys! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Amanda - God is so good!
    Our family has been pretty blessed with computers. But currently our children need one for school, so I thought I’d go ahead and enter :) thanks staples!

  • Lindsay - So hoping to win this! Would be a wonderful blessing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Dinah Troutner - I love reading your blog – and saw this laptop giveaway offer – wow! I am a graphic designer and was just telling my husband the other day that I really need to get a laptop. Would love to win!:)

  • alisha - One of the many reasons I love to read your blog is to read your stories of how God provides. God bless you and your family. We

  • Heather - What a blessing for you to share with someone! We are also a homeschooling family and have recently found your blog. I’m so excited about the new opportunities for your family!

  • Allie - What a great prize! New computers are so fun.

  • Kristy - This would be such a blessing to our family. As I’m sure has been to yours.

  • Susan Blunden - would LOVE to win this as my daughter needs a new laptop for uni…uni is so expensive and this would be a wonderful help… am keeping my fingers firmly crossed!!

  • Alice - Thanks for sharing!

  • Danett - What an awesome giveaway! Who couldn’t use a new laptop, especially with kiddos in school! This is so great! Thank you Staples and Ashley! You guys rock!

  • Blair! - The odds are literally 1 in 2019 of winning this thing, but I’m going to be optimistic!

    Also, how is it possible you even take amazing pictures of a simple little computer!? You da bomb

  • Kim B - I would LOVE to win a laptop!! I am returning to school, long over due by 20 or so years… At least I could feel somewhat cool with a new computer :)

  • Tasha B. - Wohoo! Thanks for sharing your blessings!

  • Loren - Our adopted daughter has a cleft palate surgery coming up. Was soooo heartening to follow your story. Glad little one is doing so well! Thank you, sincerely, for sharing.

  • autumn t - That is so neat how God worked out your computer situation.

  • Laura H. - Hello! My siblings are homeschooled by my father and other siblings, and a laptop would be so useful for doing math, and other online courses. Thank you for all of the posts you post, they are awesome! Have a wonderful day!

  • Audrey H. - I recently made a career change which meant my work computer could no longer double as my home computer. Now my husband and I are trying to figure out how to share one computer. I feel your pain!!

  • nellie - My older sister is leaving for college for the first time at the end of the month. She needs to buy a laptop and is trying to get the money. It would be cool to be able to give her a laptop as a going away present!

  • Brittany - Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Harriet Gray - What a blessing! It is funny how we can see God at work even in the small details. God is good, all the time!

  • Sara - How neat to see God providing for your family. My husband needs a new laptop for work, so it would be awesome to win. Thanks!

  • Merry - So fun! Thanks for giving us all the chance to win! Love your blog of course, and your message of love. Thanks for ALL you share. :)

  • merry - So fun! Thanks for giving us all the chance to win! Love your blog of course, and your message of Love. Thanks for ALL you share. :). and my laptop bit the dust over a year ago and we don’t have a home computer so I thought I’d try for a chance. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth - What great timing, God knew exactly what you needed!

  • Melissa - Would love a lap top for my daughter for school! Thank you for a chance to win one.

  • Becky - I could use a new laptop too! Mine is the OLD, old hand-me-down!

  • Carie - Yes! We were JUST discussing needed the perfect kid-friendly laptop for our 6 & 8 year old girls. We said we’d start asking Santa… hmmm… would love to win!!

  • Lisa Box - So cool!!! We need a laptop for school!

  • Elise - Oh my word, what a generous offer!!! We are still in the dark ages with our dinosaur of a computer, so this would be awesome!
    Elise

  • Jennifer - wow what a giveaway! I would love to win this our current computer is a 6 year old desktop and outdated.

  • Amber - Fingers crossed….my laptop is about to bite the dusk and this would be perfect :)

  • Sam F. - Wow, sounds pretty cool! Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway!

  • Heather - What an amazingly generous offer! My home computer is almost 10 years old…in tech world, its practically a dinosaur! ha! Love all your chicken updates.

  • Cassie - The Lord provides! Excited to hear more of what your fall will hold.

  • Mrs.T - We are thinking about getting a laptop too. Our regular computer is a Mac and we know that whatever we pick for a laptop is likely to be a learning curve for us. It’s neat that you have done some research for us, so to speak. Thanks for the generous giveaway. It would be so much fun to win!

  • Rachel Z. - Love seeing the kids play with the new laptop. My husband and I are big kids who are in need of a new laptop ourselves! Would love to win.

  • Molly - How fun! Love your blog :)

  • Jessica - Technology scares me as a mom but is a necessary evil and luxury all at the same time for both us and our littles, I guess.

  • Jessica Scott - Hi ashley love your blog, facebook, and instagram postings! Your family is so sweet, and I only wish I could take pictures like you do. I would love to win this really cool laptop as mine has seen better days, especially before my kids came! Lol! Thanks so much for your consideration!

  • Julie Brown - What amazing timing! I love reading your blog!

  • Jackie - Wow, my son is working on his Master’s Degree at Southern Evangelical Seminary, and he just told me tonight that a laptop would be so helpful to enable him to work on all of his papers where ever. I would love to win this so I can give it to him. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  • Donna E - What a fun giveaway! This of course would be perfect for me right now as our laptop has just died, in many different ways!
    Hope I win!

  • mindy t - Would love to win!!

  • Megan - What an awesome giveaway! I could totally use this at school (I teach 2nd grade) as we are always short on technology, yet it’s how some kids learn the best!!

  • Michelle Underwood - This is a fabulous giveaway! I love your blog!

  • Melissa - Momma need a new computer! Between my husband and the little ones, I usually end up empty handed.

  • Michelle Junco - I would love to win this laptop! Would be such a blessing with all the online classes I’m taking at college.

  • Melissa H - Wild love to win it!

  • Emily VanCamp - I’m a new grad and will be looking to pay off all my student loans and I’m in need of a new computer. This would be a blessing!
    As I have transitioned to what it is like to have an 8-5 job, I have really enjoyed reading your blog on my lunch break to take my mind off of my busy day!

  • Jodi Logue - It’s amazing how God provides! That’s what we call a miracle. I’d love to hear more about your family’s journey as small business owners. My family is starting the same journey.

  • Melissa Kroeker - Amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  • christi - ooooh a fancy laptop!

  • Vickie - I could really use a laptop and the touch screen sounds marvelous. Your kids are so cute! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Erin Johnson - It’s awesome how things will work out…sometimes when we least expect it! Congrats on the new computer. I hope I win!

  • Sandra G - Love to read your site. I log-in every morning with my cup of coffee ready for a treat. You make the most of motherhood and I sincerely admire that.

  • carly - If I got an email from you saying I’ve won I’m not sure if I would be more excited about the email or computer! Both would be super awesome.

  • Amber - One chance in 2066…and counting! :)

  • Shauna - Wow. I would love to own a computer.
    Sure would come in handy, since school is starting soon.
    Keep my fingers crossed.

  • Josh - Would love to win this for my wife and kids.

  • Seymone Carter - I’m in desparate need of a new laptop, I’ve scoured the Internet, and stumbled upon this post as I was searching. I’m a college student working towards a business major ‘, and having a working and stable computer is extremely important. I’m a fan of acer, but have never rely been able to test out their computer. For me, this giveaway was a perfect decision.

  • Lizzie - Oh, we would love this laptop at our house! We’re dealing with my husband’s first deployment since we had our little girl, and she’d love more portability to Skype with Daddy. Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Trista - A laptop would be a blessing to our family. We would use it in a variety of ways to assist us with multiple ongoing medical issues our children have. It would become the “hub” of all things medical. Thanks for joining Staples in this giveaway – some of the best ad-photos I’ve seen. I especially love the shot of the fingerprints on the screen…it shows real daily life…which is always the best!

  • Christi - Could totally use this!

    Christi in California

  • Brenda A. - What an amazing giveaway! We have been looking at the same laptop.

  • Kursten - Taking my chances! Would love to have this!

  • rebecca - I dont know much about ACEr but am happy to learn. The littles would love the touch screen.

  • Elise - Would love to win this! Thanks!

  • Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary - 1 laptop. 2 teenagers. This would be so great! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  • Jelena - this is too good to pass over!!! :)

  • Jessica - That would be nice. Thanks for the great blog!

  • brad - thanks for the chance – could use a new laptop in the shop and pass mine along to our schoolroom.

  • kaki - amazing to see little people using and loving computers! I finished college before laptops were even a “thing!”

  • Hanna R - The pictures of your kids using the computer are adorable! Our laptop is about a million years old, I’ve been wanting a new one forever.

  • Angie - What a fantastic opportunity – for you and one of your readers! eek, so excited! :)

  • Tasha Roe - Great review!
    We’ve been looking at laptops for the kids and never considered anything other than a Mac.
    I think the Acer Touch Screen is now on our list!

  • Sarah J. - Amazing how God takes care of our needs! What a great giveaway!! God Bless you and your family.

  • kate beckett - I could really use a lap top. I’ve had one for the last 7 years and it’s only given me troubles. Something dependable and up-to-date sounds fantastic. I’ve never used a MAC and think that windows has such a usable operating system. To each their own. I also struggle when using my in-laws newer Windows system so it all takes some learning I suppose. :)

  • kate beckett - So neat to see God full-filling our needs! I prefer to purchase items reviewed by friends and family over what stores tell me are the better system. So thanks for the review! I’m definitely in the market for a new laptop. Mine’s a good 7 years old and has been incredibly unreliable for at least 6 of those years. :)

  • Jesse - Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Anna Marie - I have never owned a laptop. A free laptop would be a great place to start!

  • Andrea - So excited for the chance to win, thank you!

  • Brie Kellett - Hey Ashley! I love your blog, a friend introduced me to it when we first started pursuing adoption. We have a long way to go yet but I read your entire adoption story and was so encouraged by it. You don’t know the nights I spent crying while reading it! Thank you for sharing your story so candidly! :) I’m also a childbirth educator and birth doula and just told my husband the other day how much I needed a laptop! What an awesome giveaway!

  • Brie Kellett - What an awesome giveaway! I work as a childbirth educator and birth doula and am homeschooling my 5 year old – I was just telling my husband the other day how much I could really use a laptop! I absolutely love your blog. A friend recommended it to me when we first started pursuing adoption, it has been such an encouragement to read your adoption story. We are still in the early stages but are excited about the journey! Thank you for sharing!

  • Karla - We’re having a similar issue with laptops. Right now, all I use is an iPad. I would love a laptop for me and the kids to share!

  • Lori! - What an amazing giveaway! Good things come to good people…

  • Marbeth - Thank you Staples and thank you for a great review! A laptop would be nice.

  • Brooke - Love watching your family grow:)

  • Theodorella - Just when I need a new laptop! Would love to win this. :)

  • consuelo - Wow! Super cool giveaway. I too could really use a computer for homeschool. I love reading your blog and thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sharma - This could be the boys-only movie screen, mommy could have her iPad back.

  • Barb Swiss - You have such a beautiful family! My daughter has chickens and found her first egg [last week] on her patio!

  • Ciara - Would love this computer!!

  • Carly Shoemaker - I would love one of these! It looks like a great kid-friendly laptop!

  • Carol B. - Thanks for sharing your life on this blog. You are an inspiration!

  • Lisa Inman - Could really use a new laptop! Great giveaway!

  • Monica - My daughter needs a laptop for school and this would be perfect!

  • Monica - My daughter needs a laptop for school and I would love for her to have this!

  • Keri - Having a new laptop would be nice, as it seems my husband is constantly working on our desktop. There are so many times that our desktop just does things I cannot figure out and then I am stuck lol.

  • Brady Wilhelm - My kids would love this! And I think it’s awesome that God provided a laptop for your family at the exact moment you needed one! He is true to promise to provide for us!

  • Ann - We do so need a new laptop. Thank you!

  • Jillian Blackburn - What great timing for you guys! I love it when things just work out. I’ve never used a laptop with a touch screen, so I’m very intrigued.

  • Crissy - free laptop, yes please!

  • Kristin @ Little Corbin Hill - Thanks for the giveaway and inviting your reader into your lives! I love your blog and enjoy hearing updates =)

  • Jen Bishop - This would be AMAZING. Starting our first year of homeschooling and this would be awesome. Love your blog and your Snapshots class!

  • Ed Tanner - Love me a new computer!!

  • Ashlee Dieterle - Wow! God answered your prayers!

  • Fiona Sanguinetti - What an awesome giveaway. I love your blog. I read it every morning with my cereal to kickstart my day :-)

  • Sonya Shell - Love hearing how God works in such unexpected ways…we shouldn’t be surprised, but how often we are!

  • julie - the world works in mysterious ways. That laptop looks good to me!

  • Lindsay Ross - Would love to have a new laptop to use for my small business I just started. My laptop is one of the old, bulky and slow ones. Anyways, Love your posts!

  • Amanda W - What a great idea! My computer screen is always full of fingerprints!!

  • Lydia - My husband just switched jobs as well and we are in the market for a new computer! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  • Mari - This would help us figure out what to do about our rapidly aging laptop.

  • Jessica Peppel - My daughter also tries to touch the screen when using a pc, bc she thinks it is just like my iphone! This would be an awesome tool for her to use in school!

  • Stephen S - Love your site. Keep ‘em coming!

  • Holly - Who could turn down a new laptop? Certainly not me! :)

  • katie phillips - ummmm, how crazy the offered you to review the laptop the next day!!?!! and how awesome there’s a spare to share. we would love a new laptop and I think the touch screen feature is so cool!
    thanks Ashley!

  • park phillips - Our family would love to win this computer!

  • Julie K - perfect timing right before kindergarten starts! my 5 year old would love this!! (PS I love your blog :)

  • casie b. - And now I like Staples even more!

  • Stacy - Such an awesome giveaway – had no idea there were touchscreen laptops! thanks.

  • Erin Bunyea - I’ve been wondering forever when laptops with touch screens would get popular, I’m so excited for them to be common one day!!! [as in, hopefully they'll be common enough that their price will go down and I'l be able to afford one, yay!]

  • Wehaf - I’m in desperate need of new computer; I’d love to win this one!

  • Katrina - I could really use a new laptop. Ours is about 7 years old, (ancient in tech years), and barely working. Fingers crossed.

  • Windie D - what a great giveaway! and i got back from vacation just in time to enter! :)

  • Christy Swanson - Would love to win this! It seems as soon as you buy a new computer they quickly become out dated!

  • Katherine - I run my own small business and my computer has been malfunctioning lately, so winning this would be a huge blessing for my family!

  • Brooke S - Wow! How perfect! Thanks for the chance to win a new laptop!

  • Gloria Hamilton - Ashley, I love your blog and all your sweet pictures of the children. Even though you have over 2000 entries, I just had to leave a comment. It’s obvious you have a lot of followers or people who really need a computer.

  • Kasey W. - I would LOVE a new computer! This one seems so kid-friendly, too!

  • Ife - Could definitely use a new laptop for my sister who is going back to college! Her current one has so many issues and is really not suitable for college, but we can’t afford a new one, what with paying for college tuition, textbooks, etc. This would be such a blessing. xx

  • Michelle R - I could really use a new laptop since our current one is giving us major problems. How fun that you chose one with a touch screen! Ashley, I so enjoy following your blog! I think you and your family are an inspiration to so many people.

  • Jennie - It would be awesome to win this one!!

  • Amy Cannon - What a fantastic giveaway!

  • fran balistrieri - what a huge blessing this would be! we are starting our first year of homeschool this fall and picked an online school to try so this would help us out tremendously. fingers crossed! thanks!

  • Cindy Edwards - Our touchscreen desktop computer is getting old and slowly dying. I had no idea that touchscreen laptops were now available!! Would absolutely LOVE one!!!

  • shannon - What perfect timing for a computer giveaway! We would love a computer for homeschooling! Thanks for doing the giveaway. :)

  • Tracy - I love this blog and would love a new acer laptop.

  • Maeve - Touch screen but with the capabilities of a full computer – really cool. Would love to win this.

  • Lauren - Wow, what a timely blessing for you! Sounds like a great laptop!

  • Lindsey - it’s crazy how we were amazed when the iphone came out and it was touch screen. Now it seems everything is that way!!

    My how times change…and I am only 29!!!

  • Christy - Oh my goodness, this would be amazing for my kiddos. I can’t imagine what a difference having a touchscreen on the laptop would make for all my littles!

  • Shannon - I love the photo of Firecracker’s hand on the computer.

  • jami nato - God is good.

  • Theresa G. - I love seeing the kids using the touch screen. I am sure it helps get them to understand and be able to use computers much more quickly!

  • Danielle - I’m a mac, too, but this looks pretty cool!

  • Kelly - God’s timing is amazing!!!

  • Colleen S - Wow. Sounds great!

  • Rosalind - My husband’s is on the fritz, so it would be amazing to win the Acer!

  • Ali B - I would love to win this giveaway!!

  • Alisa - pick me! pick me!

  • Brooke Leigh - My goodness. One of these would be a blessing.

  • Barb - I have been blessed with a few moments like this one in my life: an unexpected solution to a needy situation. You obviously had some good karma built up, so good for you! Wish me luck..
    p.s. your kids are beautiful!

  • Lea McFarlin - You have no idea what a blessing a laptop would be to our family! It’s amazing how God works so perfectly…..talking about getting a new laptop one night-getting a free one the next morning! ;)

  • Rose - Wow, this would be great to win! My Acer laptop just went kaput!

  • Carrie Overman - Our family really needs another laptop right now! We are still using the one my husband received as a college graduation gift 7 years ago – ha!

  • Lindsay C - The blessings are incredible! Enjoy the rest of summer. =)

  • Angela - I love your adorable “test drivers”. My bonus son and daughter (7 & 9) would love to be able to have their own computer instead of having to share the family one. Our babies (5 month old b/g twins) probably won’t be too impressed by the touch screen and other features, but Mommy would be thrilled to win this, and happy Mommy=happy babies (and vice versa). Have a great week!

  • Stephanie Gossett - Your little girl is just adorable in every sense of the word. My laptop stopped working and this would be such a blessing to my family. I cannot even imagine winning. We have been saving for a new one, but we are a homeschooling family of six on one income. We are blessed to have a library to go to and use one, but this would be life changing for my family right now. Thank you for your great review, and hard work in hosting this. I know there are a lot of you who really need this as well, and I want to wish you luck!

    lemongreen915 at gmail.com

  • Angie G. - Oh perfect timing… need to replace my laptop, it´s too old and has being giving me such a hard time to work. Fingers crossed!!! :D

  • Anna - Pick me! I’m very random most of the time.;)

  • Dana - Your kiddos are all so precious! Love to see bits and pieces of your family’s daily life. Also, that computer is so great!! I would love to have one for myself. :)

  • Courtney - I love this this blog And this give away! Count me in!

  • Joy - Yes! Yes! Please! What a huge blessing this would be to anyone!! Joyfully His.

  • doug g - Would be great for college!

  • Debbie Jelier - Our old laptop is running on its last leg…this would be awesome!!! Thanks for the chance! Love how your kids are enjoying it:)

  • Michelle B. - We would love to receive a laptop for lots of reasons – my computer is slowly dying, the kids are “needing” my computer more and more for school and entertainment. I have never had a laptop and think it might be time. With a PC, I have a desk in the dining room…with a laptop, I could eliminate that desk. Awesome!

    Thanks for the chance:)

  • Reid Bishop - Hello, I could really use the laptop for college, i’m starting in a couple of weeks, I know it’ll help out a lot.

  • Lindsey - What a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing your review!

  • Barb Haller - As a grandma (“Baba”) whose grandchildren all live out of state, a nifty new laptop would be wonderful … to replace my very old, slow one. Skyping, yes! Thanks!

  • Holly - What awesome blessing for your family.

  • Christine - Oh, my word! What a stroke of luck that this came into your life!

    We’re struggling with computer issues in our family, so rest assured…if I happen to be the lucky winner, this gorgeous machine will be hugely needed and greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Isabel - love your blog, love this giveaway!

  • Aja - What an awesome opportunity! We’re in a similar situation (needing a computer for school projects, photo editing, my teaching tasks, etc.) so winning this would be a blessing!!

  • Wander Shugah - yay what a great great giveaway and just so timely! I badly needed a laptop so i can work remotely and be location independent. My lifelong dream is to work remotely and continue my passion which is travelling. crossing my fingers and toes for this!!!

  • Dawn - Wow! Our church could use one! I pray we get to win this thing! :-) Lovely photos, thanks for sharing! God bless!

  • Kathie McAuliife - What a wonderful answer to fullfil a need for you!! A new touch screen laptop would be wonderful to help my boys as they learn and grow. :) they just turned one in April but work with apps in therapy as they are 26 week micro preemies and my one little guy has CP. :)

  • Annelies - Wow, my boyfriends laptop is on its last legs, to this would be great…! We live in France though, would Acer ship there ?

  • Jeni - I’d love a new laptop! Mine will be on its last legs soon.

  • Lauren Miller - I love reading your blog! Thank you for all you do!

  • Vee Seward - I’ve been looking for a laptop for schooling and with me a single mom and my mom a 2nd dependent of mine, I figured this opportunity was a Godsend! :) What a blessing this would be!!!

  • Laura Rogers - Super cool, a touch screen laptop!

  • Laura - I could definitely use a new laptop for work!

  • Elise Dobbins - I love your blog. It would be fun to try this computer!

  • Courtney - The laptop sounds amazing! It sure would be nice to have!!

  • Christina - What a blessing this will be for anyone to receive!

  • judy thomas - My parents could really use a computer right now as theirs is on its last legs!

  • Becky - Love your blog! I have been following it for over a year. Love how God gave you a laptop right when you needed it!

  • shannon - oh how would i love to win this! i have a daughter who is preparing to graduate and go away to college and she could really use this laptop! thank you for the chance to win (:

  • Judy - My daughter’s computer is dying a little bit more each day and they are going into ministry full time and need one for their work. Also with a one month old baby- their pictures need a place to collect! Only wish Staples could make a 100 people happy with this amazing offer!

  • Jennifer - what a great giveaway- for you and for one lucky winner! thanks for your great reviews of this product!

  • Correne J - I love your blog and following your family! A new computer for my soon to be high schooler would be so great! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Sherrie B - Love your blog! Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity!

  • Lisa - What a wonderful opportunity! This is something our family could really use for school, but just don’t have money in the budget for it. Love that it looks so kid friendly ????

  • linda - Wow, what a great giveaway.. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Brooke M. - What a wonderful opportunity! Yay for your family and your new adventures ahead!

  • Shelby A. - Our family has never had a laptop but we’d LOVE to try one!

  • Shea Kennedy - How cool would it be to have a touch screen laptop. Awesome giveaway!

  • Paula - This lap top looks pretty amazing.

  • Heather S. - My kids would be head over heals in love with a laptop. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Lily Prillwitz - love, love, love your blog. You have such a beautiful family and this post shows just how blessings come unexpected.

  • Mikhal - Wow! Just found this Staples Giveaway and hope to get my comment in before the cut-off. That computer sounds awesome.

  • Rosa Leal - Pick me! I have never owned a new computer in my life! Oh the fun I would have! Thanks!

  • Jennifer - LOVE your blog…it makes me all kinds of happy! My kids could really use a laptop too!

  • Jennifer I. - Would love to win this! I love your blog :)

  • Angela Letulle - Wow, this is awesome! Perfect timing too as I am heading back to school this semester and with 2 others who use the one computer we have for school I was wondering how we were going to do it. This would be awesome to win!

  • Shelley - I absolutely adore your blog!

  • Nanette - Would love to win so I don’t have to share with MY husband anymore!
    Thanks for the chance and LOVE your blog…

  • Brenna - Isn’t if funny how life works out beautifully in times when you least expect it?

  • Sarah Theis - What a great giveaway – and great timing!

    We are in need of laptop! We’ve been researching and trying to decide what to do as well. This would be wonderful!

  • Kelvin - :) cool and new laptop would be nice

  • shaunie - Would love to have this for my home office

  • Melissa Hillier - God works in mysterious ways. Isn’t it awesome that He provided?!?!

  • Gladys - I love that you let your children learn to work the computer!!

  • Nicole B. - How amazing that Staples contacted you RIGHT after you were discussing the laptop situation with you husband? Very cool! Would love to win one as well :)

  • Paul Brighton - Wow looking very beautiful images with good content.

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