Monday, June 01, 2009

Countdown to 30: Giveaway 7

This is THE day...around 2 p.m. this afternoon I will turn 30. It's really not bad - I think the worst part is just not knowing where the time has gone because I certainly don't feel 30! I'm thinking a big cookout in a few least that's what my sisters think and it sounds fun! :) In the mean time, I'm going to lunch with my sister and dinner with my husband - I feel so spoiled!

I've enjoyed looking back at birthdays past and in a way anticipating the birthdays that are to come. The past 30 years have brought some amazing things and I trust the next years will as well. The best thing ever is our journey to building our family. It's not just the best because I get to be the mom of three incredible boys but because it gave me an entirely new perspective on love, family, and the world. And while I was certain that we would someday adopt, I had no idea it would be by the time I was 30. It's been quite the journey. I feel so content and so blessed. Thank you for joining me on this Countdown to 30 - I've had a great time! Here's to another year of adventure, life changes, and living life to the fullest.

And now what you are waiting for - I'm so thrilled to offer this necklace for the final giveaway!

My sister-in-law, Ashley, just started her own jewelry business and I love what she is doing! Her etsy shop is up and running - Scapegoat Jewelry. She uses a variety of colors and styles in her designs. She debuted her jewelry at Liz's studio night in April. I'm a big fan, so excited for her new venture, and thrilled that she is participating in the giveaways this week! Today she is offering the above necklace to one lucky winner - I wish I could enter! :)

The necklace is the Double Stranded Cabochon Necklace and the description reads, "This necklace has two strands from which petit cabochons dangle. The two chains are of different weight; the top chain is about 1 mm in thickness and the bottom chain is about 2 mm. It also features a filigree box clasp. This necklace is 18" at its longest point."

In order to be entered into this awesome final giveaway and support another local artist, please visit her etsy shop and leave a comment with your favorite piece. I have a hard time choosing but I really like the Green and Red Cloisonne Lockets with Cloisonne Beads!

Here are the rules for one last time :):
1) 1 entry per person per giveaway - you do not have to live locally or even know me personally for any of the prizes (I will cover all shipping costs).
2) You can enter all drawings for the week - just leave a comment with the specified guidelines on each giveaway post.
3) Make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner (winners will be chosen randomly unless otherwise noted).

I will draw winners for all giveaways on Wednesday, June 3 and contact the winners via e-mail and list them here on the blog. And I'll try to get everything in the mail or delivered within the week. Thanks again for joining in my birthday celebration!

Don't forget to enter all the other giveaways for this week!
They will all close tomorrow evening!


Thad and Ann said...

Happy Birthday Alaina! :)

I love the "I love you" piece in your SIL's shop, very pretty!

Heather L. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope you have a terrific day!!!

I like the necklace pictured, also the army pin and blue bead and the leaf necklace.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love these necklaces. They are beautiful!

BRiehl said...

Happy Birthay! Thanks for sharing such a fun birthday week with us! I've loved reading and seeing pictures of some of your past birthdays. I love that necklace, but am not entering because I'm not much of a jewelry girl so I want to make sure the right person gets that gorgeous piece. Have a great day!!!

Leah said...

Wow! Your sis is quite the artist! I'll have to remember her site for the future...I love buying from Etsy. I think my favorite is the copper locket with leaf. So pretty. Happy birthday!

Jenny said...

Happy birthday.
My favorite is the Flowered Cabochon and Leaf Necklace...
She has really used creativity on these!!!!
I hope (since I entered EVERY DAY) that I win something !! :)
Hugs and see you soon.

Smith Family Blog said...

Happy Birhtday! It's about time you join usin the 30s. :)

I LOV etsy! I have already favorited your SIL's shop. I love the Green Cloisonne Locket, but I also really like the necklaces with the umbrella charms. I haven't bought anything on etsy for a really long time, so I think I am due. :)

Mama10EE said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Welcome to the club. You've joined a fine group of very sassy women enjoying our "early thirties".

Ah new favorite place to shop! It's too bad you don't have a girl because I buy FANTASTIC hair clips for Morgan from an Etsy artist.

I love the I LOVE YOU Postcard and Locket Necklace and the Army pin necklace, but to be honest, my favorite is the one you are giving away! So let me know when she makes another. I have bookmarked her site.

Praying to God for at least 30 more wonderful years for both of us!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful!!!

My favorite, outside of the one in the giveaway is the: Double Stranded Black Rose and Beads Necklace. So fun!!!

Josh said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY in an hour ALAINA!!! You probably shouldn't enter me in this, cause I'd just give it away, but I know someone who might really like it so I'll enter anyway :)
I like the Flowered Cabochon and Leaf Necklace. The snake pin deal was pretty neat too.

Hope you're having a super day, and congrats on surviving for as long as you have, and all that!

Lana Joy said...

It's funny that you'd choose to give away my favorite of Ashley's work. I had already seen many of the pieces on Facebook, but I do love the one pictured here.
Also, another great one is the Flowered Cabochon and Leaf Necklace. I love Ashley's style.

Happy Birthday, Cousin! Hope it's a delightful day!

Charity said...

She does great work! My favorite is the Double Stranded Black Rose and Beads Necklace.

Happy Birthday!! The 30s are worries!! :)

Jenna said...

It's your big day! Happy birthday!!

I honestly like the one you're giving away the most I think... if I had to choose a second I would choose the Flowered Cabochon and Leaf Necklace.

Jessy said...

My favorite on of Ashley's pieces is the Green Cloisonne Locket with Cloisonne Beads.

Aaron Tague said...

I really like the copper locket with leaf necklace. I am really into the metal look right now and like it because it is different from the main stream style. Lovely jewelry :)

Amy K said...

Happy 30th birthday! Sounds like you have a fun day planned.

Actually, my favorite piece is the one you're doing the giveaway for! I never win these things, but here's hopin' ... :)

Oh, and I love how Margaret is the model. That's great!

Margaret said...

One of my favorite is the Flowered Cabochon and Leaf Necklace which, consequently, I own! :)

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday.

My favorite piece is, really do I have to pick one, well it is Green Cloisonne Locket with Cloisonne Beads.

Thanks for hosting.

Tammy Froelich

liz nelson said...

it's hard to choose a favorite, but i really like the Copper Locket with Filigree Leaves Necklace. happy birthday!!

Kostaroff said...

Happy Birthday! What a generous way to celebrate by giving to others! I love Ashley's jewelry! I had seen some of the pics on Margaret's blog. I like the one you are giving away and the Green Cloisonne Lockets.

Raendra said...

Happy Birthday, Alaina! My favorites are the one in the giveaway and the Lockets- so unique. Hope you have enjoyed your day!

stephanie said...

This is the first time I've visited Ashley's shop and I love the jewelry! The green and red cloisonne lockets and the flowered cabochon and leaf necklace are some of my favorites.

Happy Birthday, again!