Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Gift for Me!

UPDATE: So we all know that blogger crapped out over the week.  I had saved all the emails I received from blogger and went through and reconstructed our "comments."  I promise you, every comment that you made did go through even though it doesn't appear below.  The lucky winner was number:

 
And the 11th comment was from:


Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out my next giveaway coming soon!

Have you had the pleasure of meeting one of the sweetest "mommy bloggers" around?  Her name is Kim and she is the mommy behind Mama's Monologues (click here to go visit, I'll wait!) and mommy to three boys, though she's angling for a girl one of these tries!  I am not sure where Kim and I "met" though it was probably a twitter party.  Kim and I instantly clicked.  We are very similar people and of course, have become fast blogger/twitter/online friends.  (Though we both hope to meet in person someday!)

When I told Kim I was having a month of "love" inspired giveaways in honor of my first wedding anniversary (right around the corner!!!) she told me she had just recently opened up an Etsy store and very graciously offered up any piece of her jewelry that I wanted.  I had to resist the temptation to ask for everything!
So feminine!

Love the colors
Very Kennedy-esque I think!









Now you know from past giveaways that blue is my all time favorite color.  Fortunately for you, since blue may not also be your favorite color, the necklace I liked the most was not blue but rather pink.  Kim had a very sweet offer for me, she'd send me the necklace in blue but offer a pink version to my readers.  Did I mention how nice she is?!?!

So as always, I needed to ask Kim some questions about her Etsy shop and her inspiration!
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START DESIGNING JEWELRY?
I admit, I'm obsessed with accessories. I love jewelry! I keep seeing certain pieces in the stores that I liked, but they were the wrong color, or too bulky, and just not quite right for me. Then I got the idea to try to make some on my own, using my likes and my style. Eventually it turned into something more that I wanted to share with other people. I figured if I had the same concern about pieces sold in stores, then I was sure I could please my customers with special orders and custom designs!
IS IT DIFFICULT GETTING INSPIRED SURROUNDED BY MALES? (did I mention she has a hubby and three boys??)
I actually think that helps me, as strange as that may seem! Since I live in a house full of boys, I think it made me more girly. I guess it's my way of making up for not having a girl to share all of the feminine things with!
Yes, I saved the tissue paper to use again!

My blue necklace!
Have you noticed that one of my favorite things about "gifts" is the wrapping?  Kim's wrapping was so lovely I had to take pictures!  

Now in my reviews I am honest and will tell you if I have any "concerns" with the item.  And I was completely ready to tell you that for me, the necklace was a little long.  It didn't quite hit where I would have liked.  But that was me wearing a button down shirt.  The next day when I wore a plain shirt the length was perfect!  I think it really depends on what your preference is.  The great thing is that because of the materials Kim uses, you can shorten the necklace, like I did when wearing the button down, to fit your "necklace mood" that day!  Although my necklace is blue, one of my readers will receive the same necklace in pink:

The links are silver but the beads are pink.
Because she is just that nice, Kim is also offering all of my readers a 20% discount for everything in her store!  Just enter "WEDSARA" at the checkout.  This offer will be good through the entire month of May.  And she is willing to customize orders and still offer the discount!  Make sure you check out her Etsy store and get something (maybe a late Mother's day gift??).

HERE'S HOW TO WIN:
This contest is open to people in the US or Canada only.  If your email is not visible in your profile, you must leave it in one of your entries!

MANDATORY ENTRY (1 entry)

  • Visit DayDreamingDesigns Etsy store and leave a comment telling me your favorite item.
EARN MORE ENTRIES! (You may do any or all of these in any order.  
Leave a separate comment for each entry completed.)
  • 2 Entries: Follow IDoTheeWedSara on Google Friend Connect publicly
  • 2 Entries: Follow Mama's Monologues on Google Friend Connect publicly
  • 1 Entry: Make DayDreamingDesigns a favorite on Etsy
  • 2 Entries: Like IDoTheeWedSara on Facebook
  • 2 Entries: Like Mama's Monologues on Facebook
  • 1 Entry: Follow IDoTheeWedSara on Twitter
  • 1 Entry: Follow Mama's Monologues on Twitter
  • 2 Entries: Tweet about this giveaway and include #mamamurogiveaway (maximum 3x/day and leave a comment each time!)
  • 5 Entries: Blog about this giveaway (one time).  Include a link to your blog post as a comment.
Giveaway ends Saturday, May 14th at 11pm EST.  Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 24 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be selected.


70 comments:

  1. Oh, the seashell beaded bracelet is so pretty! Consider me entered! lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. made Daydream designs an etsy fav (cozycrafters)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow you on twitter @southofsheridan

    ReplyDelete
  4. I follow kim on twitter @southofsheridan

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Following you from the super stalker sunday blog hop, look forward to your future posts, great giveaway! You can find me at

    http://wvfrugal-wvsaver.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. I like the Blue Large Link Necklace!
    erdickey at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. tweeted for ya @babydickey, included your twitter name

    ReplyDelete
  9. I liked Mama's Monologues on facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love the blue green bracelet on the site! So lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Everything is so pretty!! I really like the purple geometric bracelet

    measamommy@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I really like the Pale Pink Link Earrings! So cute!

    tamarachewning at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Following you via GFC - entry 1

    tamarachewning at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Following you via GFC - entry 2

    tamarachewning at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Like you on FB - entry 1

    tamarachewning at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Like you on FB - entry 2

    tamarachewning at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Following you on Twitter @lovelimes

    tamarachewning at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the sterling silver anklet!

    clovecg at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I think my fave is the Double Strand Red Glass Beaded Necklace. :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I hearted Day Dream Designs on Etsy!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Following Mama's Monologues on GFC. #1

    ReplyDelete
  22. Following Mama's Monologues on GFC. #2

    ReplyDelete
  23. Following you on twitter. @callitnatural

    ReplyDelete
  24. Following Mama's Monologues on twitter. @callitnatural

    ReplyDelete
  25. My favorite is absolutely the pink & white twister. It is GORGEOUS and classic.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I follow Mama's Monologues on GFC 2

    ReplyDelete
  27. I follow Mama's Monologues on GFC 1

    ReplyDelete
  28. I favorited Daydreaming Designs on Etsy

    ReplyDelete
  29. i Like IDoTheeWedSara on Facebook 1

    ReplyDelete
  30. i Like IDoTheeWedSara on Facebook 2

    ReplyDelete
  31. I follow "mama's monologues" on Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  32. I like "mama's monologues" on Facebook 1

    ReplyDelete
  33. I like "mama's monologues" on Facebook 2

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...