Monday, March 7, 2011

Arundel GIVEAWAY!

I try to encourage the consumption of organic goods, homemade/handmade, homegrown, etc. as much as I can.  I eat natural, clean, healthy foods, mostly organic.  It's just, BETTER.  Seriously, have you ever had a homegrown tomato off of the vine?  Peaches fresh from the orchard?  A FRESHLY killed chicken (I haven't, but I have heard it taste like chicken..,everything tastes like chicken, right?  No, I have heard it is like, WOW).  Since I have had children I have gone beyond organic foods and have dabbled in the use of organic, clean goods; clothing, cleaning supplies (which I personally don't care for--I like to kill those bastard germs with chemicals! Kidding...kind of)  beauty supplies, etc.  My first experience with organic clothing was a dress that I won through a good friend's blog.  This dress was made from bamboo...it is the most fantastic dress I have ever worn...SO SOFT.  I used to be crafty...(I'm totally mentally and socially crafty, if you know what I mean...I'm a sneaky little rat...) making jewelry used to be a hobby of mine.  I haven't made jewelry in years.  I did make my kids Halloween costumes...so I guess I am still semi-crafty.  Anyway, the whole point of me saying this is this:  buying handmade is buying unique and encouraging creativity, handmade is from the heart, handmade makes me happy.  I have LOVED having Etsy sponsors; I work with amazing, genuine and KIND people who produce AWESOME products!  Which brings me to our sponsor for this giveaway...Arundel.



Here is a little bit about Arundel:  


Arundel creates handmade clothing, repurposed costume jewelry and unique accessories. Recycling benefits the earth, so to do our part, we rescue and restore vintage and surplus items, then fuse these finds with new pieces to create 100% one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly jewelry. To summarize: we are unconventional adventurers inspired by music, movies, nature and the beautiful city of Saint Paul, MN. 



They sell clothing, accessories and more!  Here are two of my favorites:
This Will Be My Year Super Soft Tee Shirt Shift Dress and the Zip it, Zip it Good Hairpins

Arundel is owned and operated by sisters, Amy and Ellie, who have a passion for music, movies, fashion, books, travel and awesome adventures. With one foot stuck in reality, the other firmly planted in la-la land, they strive to create unique, quality pieces they hope will inspire and intrigue. 

Recycling is alive and well at arundel. Many of their necklaces are made with vintage and/or surplus items that are deserving of a second chance. They mix these items with new pieces to create something that is truly one-of-a-kind. 

Arundel sent me the Blue Crush cotton voile stretch scarf:


here is their ADORABLE business card



great stretch and an AWESOME pattern 


The scarf is light weight, airy, and a PERFECT accent to my outfit!  I JUST LOVE IT!

Amy and Ellie were such a joy to work with!

THANK YOU to Arundel for sponsoring our giveaway!  Arundel is offering the winner of our giveaway a...

Wire Wrapped Necklace!

The winner can choose from the THREE wire wrap designs on their Etsy site!

Here is how you enter:




(THE FIRST ENTRY IS REQUIRED)
1.  Follow me through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment on this post letting my know that you follow through google friend and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

(THESE ENTRIES ARE OPTIONAL)

2.  Get a friend to follow 'my big girl pants' through Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment with the name of the person you recruited and provide with me your email address. (one entry)
3.  Subscribe to my blog via email.  Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.

4.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag me and Arundel.  Leave a comment letting my know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.
5.  Go to Arundel and browse her items, "heart" your favorite item from their etsy store.  Leave me a comment telling me what item you "heart" and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
6.  Go to Arundel and "heart"  their etsy store.  Leave me a comment telling me you "heart" their Etsy store and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

7.  "Like"
Arundel on FB by clicking HERE.  Leave me a comment telling me you "like" Arundel and provide me with your email address.

8.  BUY something from Arundel. Leave me a comment telling me you made a purchase and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries--this means, if you purchase something, you must leave me 5 separate comments in order to earn your 5 entries.)
This Giveaway will end February March 16, at 11:59pm.




35 comments:

Ryan said...

I follow you through google
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Jessica said...

I subscribe to your blog via email (sorry about the earlier post, I was logged in under Ryan:)
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Jessica said...

I heart their Etsy store
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Jessica said...

I posted this on Facebook
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Jessica said...

I like them on Facebook
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The Stottlemyre Chronicles said...

I follow u on google.
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Jessica said...

I "hearted" the Havana Heat necklace- super cute!
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The Stottlemyre Chronicles said...

I subscribe to your blog.
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The Stottlemyre Chronicles said...

I heart their Etsy store.
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The Stottlemyre Chronicles said...

I posted this giveaway on fb.
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The Stottlemyre Chronicles said...

I like them on fb.
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Jillian said...

i follow you as you follow Jesus.....kind of

Jillian said...

I like Arundel on FB!!!!

Julie said...

I follow you on google
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Julie said...

I follow via email
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Julie said...

I heart their estsy store
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The Stottlemyre Chronicles said...

I hearted the havana heat necklace.
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Julie said...

My favorite also is the This Will Be mY Year shirt/dress. I love love clothes!!!
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marybelle said...

I follow.

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The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC.

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

clenna said...

I follow.
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clenna said...

I subscribe via email
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clenna said...

I posted on my FB site and tagged both you and Arundel. http://www.facebook.com/clenna?ref=profile

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clenna said...

I heart The Golden Compass - repurposed earring necklace on Arundel's Etsy shop.

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clenna said...

I heart Arundel's shop

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clenna said...

I like Arundel on FB

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Judy said...

Public GFC follower
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Judy said...

Email subscriber
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Judy said...

Giveaway FB post:
http://www.facebook.com/shoparundel#!/beachbird2/posts/171242489595028

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Judy said...

Hearted the Love Nest Wire Wrap Necklace at Arundel shop
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Judy said...

Hearted the Arundel shop as beachbird2
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Judy said...

Liked Arundel on FB as Judith B.
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Fugue Satori said...

i follow you!
and only feel compelled to say so one time. cos like. multiple
I TOTALLY FOLLOW YOU
*two hours later*
I AM STILL FOLLOWING YOU!
entries make my stomach hurt. ;)

tina reynolds said...

i follow on gfc eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i subscribe thanks