Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Blogiversary Giveaway!!

Today marks my one year blogiversary!! This also marks my retirement from my previous career and my entry into stay-at-home-hood. It has been a fun journey and I have enjoyed learning more about myself and meeting new people through this creative and fun adventure!

Here are some of the highlights from the past year….and what a year it has been!!
Power of the Belly
Don’t Forget
Surprise!!
At First Glance
The Winner
What a Mess

You can’t have an anniversary without presents! So…..I’m hosting my first GIVEAWAY!!!!
We all know about my obsession with jewelry. I love jewelry. And I also love promoting home businesses!! Pearls of Grace was started by one of my former students at the College of Charleston. She’s a successful med student and lucky for us makes jewelry in her spare time! Her jewelry is delicate, sparkly and whimsical. Here are some of my favorites
Silver Swarovski Pearl Cluster Dangle Earrings, Perfect Bridal or Bridesmaid Earrings  Swarovski Pearl Hair Pins, Bridal hair, wedding day, bridesmaidsFreshwater Pearl and Cascading Matte Silver Orchid Necklace, Bridal, Elegant,Silver Pearl and Grey Flower Necklace
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Perfect for all those summer weddings…or your own!

Seriously, I like and want every single thing in her shop. Why wasn’t she making jewelry when I needed to buy it for all of my bridesmaids a couple of years ago!?

To help me celebrate 1 year of blogging fun Pearls of Grace is offering the lucky winner a choice between these two beautiful items from her shop:
Freshwater Pearl and  Matte Silver Orchid Necklace,

or

You CHOOSE the Color, Fuchsia and Silver Loop Dangle Earrings Simple Fun Bright Pink Spring Easter
So here is how to enter…


1. Follow Storybook Reality using Google Friend Connect and leave me a comment telling me that you have done so! If you are already a follower just tell me that!  You must do this to enter any other way.

2. Visit Lesley’s Etsy page http://www.etsy.com/people/pearlsofgrace2010 and tell me what your favorite piece is! While you are there make sure to add the item to your "favorites" on Etsy while you are there!!

3. “Like” Pearls of Grace on Facebook

4. “Like” Storybook Reality on Facebook

5. Blog, Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway. Please include Storybook Reality and Pearls of Grace in your note and if you blog leave me a link so I can visit your blog too!

Don’t forget to leave a separate comment for everytime your enter!  There are 7 ways to enter!!

The giveaway will be open until Thursday, May 26th at 11 p.m. PST. I’ll announce the winner on Friday morning!!

I can't wait to see what the next year of blogging will bring!!  We're celebrating  by going to the Farmer's Market.  Ok, we aren't REALLY celebrating my blogiversary, we just really love the Farmer's Market!  Have a wonderful Saturday!!

36 comments:

Courtney said...

Follower - check :O)

Courtney said...

Facebook follower - check!! That jewelry is lovely! Thanks for sharing about her store!!

Amanda Thomasson said...

i follow Storybook Reality! of course. ;)

Amanda Thomasson said...

i "like" your blog!

Amanda Thomasson said...

i also "like" pearls of grace". very pretty jewelry. always amazed by creative talent!

Amanda Thomasson said...

i think i like the orchid and pearl earrings and necklace the best! it's all so pretty!

Amanda Thomasson said...

i told all my facebook friends about your fun blog giveaway AND the beautiful jewelry at Pearls of Grace!

Ryan said...

Her stuff is gorgeous!! I could seriously get into some "trouble" at her etsy shop. The Freshwater Pearl and Cascading Matte Silver Orchid Necklace is probably my favorite!

Simply Mom said...

I follow Storybook Reality! :)

Simply Mom said...

I checked out her etsy store, and I think I like the 'Celestial Crystal Amethyst Purple Pendant and Cascading Matte Silver Orchid Necklace' best, although, there are a lot of things I like.

Simply Mom said...

I 'like' storybook reality on facebook! :)

Simply Mom said...

I like Pearls of Grace on Facebook!!

Simply Mom said...

I just posted a link about the giveaway on facebook. I hope lots of people enter and begin following your blog--it's a great one! :)

Simply Mom said...

I just blogged about your giveaway..then shared again with facebook.

Amanda Thomasson said...

just blogged about your giveaway-- how fun! http://amandathomasson.blogspot.com/2011/05/mrs-not-so-creative.html

Rachel said...

I follow you now! What a wonderful givewaway and a beautiful blog.

Have a blessed monday!

Shannon said...

Love to Follow you:-) Love the jewelry too!

Emily said...

I love your blog!

Emily said...

Love the jewelry too!

Emily said...

But I love you and Stafford the most!!!

Amber said...

Of course, I am a follower. Congrats on a year!

Kathy said...

There's not a lot of times in life you want to be known as a "follower". I'm happy to say I follow your blog! I love your writing style (just like your speaking style!) and of course the great pix of Mr. Stafford! He's soooo cute! I also "like" your FB page! And the jewelry is beautiful!

Amber said...

I liked your page on FB.

Amber said...

I am with you and really love these earrings:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/69516944/silver-swarovski-pearl-cluster-dangle

Mommyof3 said...

I follow you now! Such a nice giveaway!
Im gfc @Mommyof3
briannabeers at yahoo dot com

Mommyof3 said...

Im on etsy as Mommyof3in2010
I added her shop to my favorites and the earrings I like to my favorites!
briannabeers at yahoo dot com

Mommyof3 said...

I like Pearls of Grace on FB @Brianna Beers
briannabeers at yahoo dot com

Mommyof3 said...

I like Storybook Reality on FB @Brianna Beers
briannabeers at yahoo dot com

Mommyof3 said...

I tweeted your giveaway..yay!!
http://twitter.com/#!/Mommyzboyz/status/73132506261635072
briannabeers at yahoo dot com

Mommyof3 said...

I shared your giveaway on fb!!
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=168848906508014&id=100000235614285
briannabeers at yahoo dot com

mama marchand said...

I'm a follower! :)

mama marchand said...

I love the vintage inspired locket with white pearl & pink crystal. Beautiful!

mama marchand said...

I like you on Facebook!

mama marchand said...

I like Pearls of Grace on Facebook!

mama marchand said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/mamamarchand/status/73907677146783744

mama marchand said...

I mentioned this giveaway on Facebook and linked to you and Pearls of Grace. :)

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