Friday, August 20, 2010

New Blogs...New giveaways...Nice Way to start the Weekend!

With everyone leading such busy lives and always sharing great finds, recipes and tips for everything one could possibly need –

A Mini Lilly Agenda & Note book, should keep you well organized!!!

Give-Away Rules 

1 Entry
Be or Become a follower of this blog , leave a comment
(be sure to let me know you are a follower in your comment)

1 Extra Entry 
Write a post on your blog about this give-away with a link back to this give-away.

1 Extra Entry
Place agenda/note book photo from this post on your sidebar with a link back to this give-away.

All entries must be separate.

Winner will be chosen at random.

Give-Away Ends August 21, 2010

My Lilly Pulitzer Give-Away

My Lilly Pulitzer Give-Away
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Check out DC GOP Giveaway...Excellent Earrings!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dog Days of Summer: Piedrastudio Giveaway

It's time for another Dog Days of Summer Giveaway! And while it's cooled down around DC a LOT, my mom assures me that's a miserable, steamy 108 in eastern NC yesterday! So what better way to beat the heat than to enter to win GORGEOUS earrings! *Or for those of you experiencing Lilly-online-sale anxiety or frustration, here's the cure!

On the quest for the perfect birthday gift for my best-friend (it's in October, but she's crazy picky so I tend to shop early) I found Piedrastudio on Etsy and fell in love! Some artisans make a few good pieces, but that's NOT the case in Piedrastudio where every single piece is to die for! Seriously, check it out and you'll see what I mean.

Talia, the designer is one gifted lady! Not only do I love her craftsmanship, but she lived in DC from high school to marriage, and we all know how I feel about my city. When she agreed to participate in this giveaway I was ecstatic!

Heck even her bio on Etsy is great. I LOVE finding out what inspires people to do things and that there are other women out there who look to jewelry to help stand out in conservative work places. I mean, being a fashionably memorable southern Republican lady can be tough work!
"As a child I would watch my grandmother dress for special occasions, completing every outfit with jewelry she had collected from around the world. As a teenager, her cast-offs became my treasures, and as a young professional in conservative offices, funky pieces distinguished me from the other women in dark suits. 

Years later, my mother and I would spend hours going through her jewelry box as she’d lovingly tell me the story behind each piece. I started making jewelry after she died – it became my creative and therapeutic outlet.
Today my passion for jewelry is fueled by a sense of history and memory, combined with a love of color, texture and design. My creations are the products of my ongoing quest for vintage and new materials that I bring together in unexpected ways – gold vermeil from India with pressed glass from Czechoslovakia, vintage filigree with Swarovski crystals, Lucite with gemstones…
While I design to complement today’s trends, it’s my hope that you will still be reaching for your piedra jewelry for years to come."

Here are just a few of my favorite pieces from the studio!

Tell me this wouldn't be perfect with nearly EVERY Lilly piece I own!

Pairing these with the necklace above... simply divine!

Talk about unique. These earrings are just so different from the standard stuff you see in stores or even online. 

The colors are so rich and vibrant. Totally gorgeous.

What wouldn't this pendant go with? From a t-shirt and jeans to a suit walking the halls of Congress, this simple necklace sparkles in all the right ways!

And now on to the giveaway... to make things more interesting it's going to be two-tiered. Meaning there will to be TWO winners!

Tier One:

Cornflower/ Gold vermeil filigree earrings with chalcedony

To Enter to win these earrings you must do BOTH of the following:

1) Sign up to follow the DC GOP Girl blog
2) "Like Piedrastudio" on Facebook

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Shopaholic has another Giveaway!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lifeguard Press/Lilly Pulitzer - Day Fourteen of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days!

Happy Saturday, my Shopaholic friends! What are you doing this weekend? Today I plan to get in some beach time, here's hoping the weather is nice enough! The DH is off work and we plan to make a day of it. :-) 

Welcome to Day Fourteen of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday. It was on August 12...and we all know that Leos celebrate not just one day....but many days! I've been known to call it my "birthday week" or even "birthday month".  Hopefully you're enjoying the birthday celebration as much as I am! This has been a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands!

Thanks so much to my wonderful friends at Lifeguard Press for sponsoring our 14th giveaway! I have a wonderful partnership with Lifeguard Press. Occasionally they will send items for me to review on the blog, which I hope is helpful to you the reader. Additionally, they always offer FREE Shipping to Shopaholic In Alabama readers with code "shopbama".

Lifeguard Press has partnerships with some of the best brands - Lilly Pulitzer, Jonathan Adler and Susan Branch licensed stationery and gifts - to name a few. You can visit the website HERE

Shopaholic has another Giveaway!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days - Featuring Caroline Grace Jewelry!

Happy Wednesday, Shopaholic friends!

Welcome to Day One of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday coming on August's a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands! HA

Thanks so much to one of my favorite friends and Twitter pals Caroline Grace Jewelry for sponsoring the first giveaway! As you all know, I'm a big fan of Caroline Grace's baubles and wear something from her jewelry line almost every day. This spring and summer the DH was quite tolerant while I built my collection. I have a feeling EVERYONE will want to win this pretty! :-)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Give Away Month

One lucky MMM reader will win an adorable Lovie and Dodge Monogrammed Picture frame with your choice of design and personalization from the wonderful ladies at Pineapple Grove Gifts. All MMM readers will receive a 15% discount during the whole month of August with the code BDAY15.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Another Great Contest!!!!!

College Prep is hosting another giveaway!!!

This time, it's with Alter Designs!

So, what's the Giveaway?

A State Charm necklace!

The winner will get to choose which state they want to wear around their neck!

Will it be the state you were born in? The place where you summer? Are you a University of Florida girl and NEED a Florida charm??? Decisions, decisions.

College Prepster side note: I was born in Georgia, lived in Massachusetts, and now live in Florida. I might just have to buy three charms!!!

So are y'all dying for one of these? I definitely definitely definitely am. I've been wearing a lot more gold lately and I'm thinking a little Florida charm could be my newwwwww lucky necklace. [I'm not really superstitious... I consider my lucky necklaces to be more confidence things. Ya Ya!] Kk, so you want one???


Alright so here's the rules for entering:

To enter the Giveaway, you must go to Alter Designs and tell me what your favorite product is in a comment!

Additional entries:

1 entry- Follow College Prep blog
1 entry- Follow Alter Design on twitter (@alterdesigns)
3 entries- Blog about this post

So you could have a grand total of SIX entries!

PLEASE include which entries you completed and total them for me in ONE comment!

Contest ends Wednesday, August 11 at 11:59 PM. Winner announced Thursday the 12th.

AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!!! Woo Woo! Get to it readers :-)


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Give Away

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Under The Palm Tree - Day Eight of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days!

Happy Hump Day Wednesday, my friends! 

Welcome to Day Eight of Shopaholic Birthday Giveaway Days! I'm hosting these in honor of my 40th birthday coming on August's a fun way to stop thinking about getting older, and profile some of my favorite designers, websites, stores and brands! HA

Thanks so much to one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer Via Shoppes - Under The Palm Tree - for sponsoring our 8th giveaway! Sara, Martha Jane, Hadley and the crew are fantastic to shop with! Their customer service is top notch, the sales are wonderful, shipping is lightning quick, and I just love knowing that we are supporting a small business! I invite you to check out the website HERE. While you're there, be sure to view the SALE section. You might find some great deals on current merchandise! :-)  

For today's giveaway, Under The Palm Tree is generously providing a $75 gift card. The gift card can be used online or in store, if you live locally! Ask me how quick I could use $75 at Under The Palm Tree? In exactly one click, that's how quick! :-) One lucky Shopaholic reader will be thrilled! 

The first special is good for ONE DAY ONLY. TODAY. For all online orders that subtotal $200 or more, you will receive an additional 10% off your total. Please type "Shopaholic" in the order notes section to qualify for the discount. This is a wonderful deal, as all sale merchandise is included, again as long as the total is at least $200. To sweeten the deal, if your total (pre-discount) is over $300, you will receive the 10% off and FREE Shipping. Just remember the "Shopaholic" code in the order notes section.

The second special is related to the new FALL collection. It's an extension of the original deal of 20% off all Fall preorders of $500 retail price. This special is good through the weekend, so be sure to call the store or email them directly ( with your order or any specific questions.

I am so excited to feature my friends at Under The Palm Tree! Please take a look at their website and let's show them the Shopaholic love! I'm considering several items from the sale section myself, as the temperatures here will be a zillion degrees until early November!  :-)

Go to Shopaholic website to enter! Good Luck...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Just a few of my favorte things...

I have read many blogs today and this weekend and I love how my fellow bloggers make wish list, birthday list, and just "list".  I am keeping these ideas in mind when my birthday rolls around in hopes that my husband or daughter might stumble upon them...

But today as I am sitting here trapped in my house, and the roofers make an ungodly noise, I have looked at every Lilly Pulitzer store on Facebook. LOL

These are a few of my favorite things...