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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!
|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!|
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.|
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.