Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My First Giveaway

Only 10 more to go, but I couldn't wait until post #200. And let's be honest...I've been a bit slack for the last couple of months compared to when I was first starting out blogging...and I don't want you to wait until November for this.

My first blog giveaway ever (drumroll, please)......is the J Crew crystal shapes bracelet.






top pic by Slastena, or at least I swiped it from her Polyvore

Here's the full story on this bracelet and how patience can occasionally pay off. I first coveted it when the lovely Summerilla got it as a present from her wonderful bf who is such a great guy that he paid full price for it (total keeper, I tell ya). I again admired it when the lovely Slastena got it on sale the day we had our JCA brunch in Friendship Heights.

So imagine my shock, surprise, and utter glee when I popped into a B&M a couple of weeks later, only to find out that the bracelet had been marked down AGAIN to $9.99. I scooped up the only one in the jewelry candy jar by the register right away and have been enjoying it every since.

But THEN I went down to Tysons, where it was still on display in the jewelry case. So I nonchalantly asked the SA to check on the price - again she came back with "OMG you *have* to get this, it's $9.99!" (and then told the other SAs who, I believe, stashed the rest away so they could purchase - not that I blame them - they would get them for $%!!!) Why did I need a 2nd bracelet? Well, 2 of these would be smashing together. But really...I thought it would be a nice giveaway for my readers...especially those of you who haven't bailed through all my mini blogging breaks. (See, I tell myself I'm doing you a favor and not clogging up your Google Reader.)

So what are the rules of the contest? Simple. Leave me a comment below with your email address so that I can contact you if you win. 1 entry per person.

I'm going to limit shipping to US & Canada only. (sorry) If you are a follower, that's wonderful, and you made my day. If you want to post about this on your blog, great. But still 1 entry per person to keep it easy (for me).

And if you want to add a comment about what you like or don't like about my blog, or what you would like to see more or less of, feel free. I love feedback.

Good luck!

**Oops - forgot to add the deadline - You have until the end of the day on Monday, October 26 to enter.

*** One more update - If you aren't comfortable leaving your email address, feel free to send me a message on Polyvore.

93 comments:

Tanya said...

What a great giveaway!
baka_tanya (at) hotmail.com

I really enjoy reading your blog, and hope you'll keep it up!

MAS said...

Yay! I like your story of how you got this bracelet...some great steals you'll never forget :)
mshoundstooth at gmail dot com

Molly Darling said...

I really like your blog- you have such cute, laid-back style!

mrandmrsdarling at gmail dot com

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

Great contest Heidi! Please enter me:

FabulousFloridaMommy@cfl.rr.com

Suburban Princess said...

Yay for giveaways!!!

This bracelette is beautiful!

I read your blog every day and I love your style!

Krystin said...

Love your blog!

krystin98@hotmail.com

minjohnson1 said...

FUN FUN FUN! Love your blog! Please enter me too!
minjohnson1@yahoo.com

Jordyn said...

YAY!! What a great giveaway!! I'll toss my hat into the ring.....jefo24k (at) aol (dot) com. Thanks:)

gigiofca said...

I wanna win it!

Me likey your blog as-is. You share what's important to you & fashion. I think it might be helpful, though, if you put what size you're wearing in some of the items -- esp the new ones you try on. It helps me even if we're not the same size and I'm sure you'll help out some tall ladies, too.

((hugs))
gigiofca@gmail

nkwtwo said...

Love reading your blog. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

What a fun giveaway!

callie1073 at yahoo dot com

jcmama said...

I enjoy following your blog though I may not leave comment all the time I like reading your posts.

Thank you so much for a great giveaway. Beautiful bracelet!

jcmama
lovefortea at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Thank you for this opportunity! I really enjoy reading your blog! emily0717 at yahoo dot com

Chasing Davies said...

Congrats on the first giveaway!! How nice of you to grab this beautiful bracelet and share!!! My Jcrew B&M never have jewelry! :( I love this bracelet!

chasingdavies@gmail.com

Drewablank said...

Hey, lady! :) I have yet to win with these giveaways, but there's no harm in sending a comment! ;)

And congratulations on reaching #200! Or almost...heehee!

Anna said...

im super impressed you got your reader down to zero! i can't remember the last time i cleared mine out!

please enter me:
ammanning@crimson.ua.edu

georgia_crew_girl said...

I love your blog...and everybody deserves a little time off here and there!

k_b013104@yahoo.com

cdp said...

NO WAY! I can't believe you're giving this away.. I always wanted one. I never win these giveaways... never. Trust me. But just in case the Gods are with me today, count me in.

cdp26@me.com

mtrafica said...

I love a bargain!! And my birthday is Tues., Hopefully you'll be sending me a present:) Take care! Michele

CRICKET said...

I like your blog because its not over the top and provides inspiration! I am a bracelet gal so when I saw this giveaway well, it spoke to me. I once got a set of bangels at Gap for $1.99 and I get loeads of compliments on them.

leadawareness at yahoo.com

Suzy Q said...

Would love to win this bracelet. What a great deal you scooped up.

I live HOURS from the nearest B&M and rely on blogs like yours to give me the ins and outs of all the things you find. And I am also tall, so feel you are on track with your recommendations.

Your nails always look great, too.

tokyoshoes (at) hotmail

KDot said...

Yay! I love giveaways that are open to Canadians. Woot, woot!

Rachel said...

I love giveaways and your blog. I want to win.

Kathy said...

I love everything about your blog! What a lovely giveaway.

ziemanfamily@comcast.net

Jess and Kate said...

So I love your blog (I just started following a few months ago through bloglines!) and I apologize for never commenting! What a beautiful, beautiful bracelet...my students at school who already call me Miss Bling, would die if I wore it to teach in :)
-Kate
KathleenBing at gmail dot com

jcma said...

Love your blog. Gives us SAHMs a sanity check. Would love to win the bracelet. I, too, am trying to do a better job on the accessorizing, and the bracelet would work well!!

mjr001@gmail.com

Rosa said...

You are lucky to have found several of these bracelets, they are gorgeous.
Thanks for this incredible giveaway.

Cloggsy said...

Love your first giveaway - bravo gorgeous!

kellymg said...

Don['t you love a great deal? Love your blog! Thanks for sharing! sissy238@aol.com

Hope said...
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Kathryn said...

Love the bracelet...and your blog! :)

Kathryn

mybagoverfloweth at gmail dot com

Hope said...

Really enjoy your blog!

sandandstarfish at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Love love love you blog!!

jenny_maas@msn.com

J said...

thanks for the giveaway.. I was so down and was feeling sorry/angry at myself for missing it.

J said...

oops..forgot to include my email..intqa at yahoo {dot} com

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. That bracelet is an awesome giveaway!

catonthefly@gmail.com

snaphappy said...

Awesome bracelet!

You know my email address . . .

Debye said...

Love this bracelt, so sweet of you to think of all of us!

I love your blog as is. I am a SAHM too and i appreciate the extra effort it takes to put an outfit together every day instead of falling into the yoga pants and baggy tees routine!

GingerSnap said...

OOOOH! I love this! Great giveaway :) I am super excited to enter :)

nolagirl40 said...

Love the bling! Beautiful bracelet...

AppGal said...

Love it :) I'd love to be entered as well!

Christy.rivers@gmail.com

And don't change a thing about your blog. It's one of my favorites!

Ema said...

What a great giveaway, Heidi!

I have never won a giveaway, I would really love to win this one.

crazyaboutjcrew@gmail.com

post-fab princess said...

Ooh I loves it! Good luck everyone!
Heidi - xoxo! Your blog is the fabilisist.

puddingandpaperbagprincess at gmail dot com

Jenni said...

You're so generous! Thank you for the contest and your informative, fun posts!! Hugs!

green_dino said...

Wow! What a great price!!! Would love a chance to win it.

green_dino@gmail.com

Cindy said...

What a fun story and giveaway! Thank you for giving us a chance to win. :)

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bella said...

Ahhhh, this is so exciting, I hope I win, I LOVEEEEE that bracelet!!
heidikaihowe (at) gmail dot com

kristin said...

Love your blog! I am always amazed at how great your nails look! Keep up the nail polish posts! Can you do a manicure tutorial? I know it may seem dumb, but I can never get my nails to look that perfect at home.

Love the braclet too! kristinmilner17(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tbird said...

Thats a gorgeous bracelet.
Please enter me in the giveaway.
amt(at)telus.net

Bisou said...

Your blog is one of my favorites ~ your IRL pics are so helpful. I'd love to enter the giveaway~
bisou1976 at gmail dot com
thanks! :)

Conster said...

great blog and bracelet!

have a good day :)

condupuy at comcast.net

JTS said...

What a gorgeous bracelet, Heidi! I can't believe you're giving the second one away - how generous :)
I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

jadorethesestores@gmail.com

FOKXXY said...

Thank you! This is a great giveaway,

ssummmer(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Love your style!
ssul14 at aol dot com

Kate said...

Heidi - I love reading your blog, and also appreciate your well stocked Blog Roll! I use your site as my landing page to check out what's new with you before I continue to read other blogs you follow. I appreciate your blog, and your good taste in other blogs! :)

Kate (kate.cw.lee@gmail.com)

AnneG said...

Ooops...left this comment on the wrong post. Anyway, what I wanted to say was I just bought this bracelet at Tyson's myself and I really LOVE it! So, no need to enter me in the giveaway-- share the wealth! But just wanted to say "hey" and that I love reading your blog!

Jcrewcrazy said...

Hi Heidi,

Love your blog and your style. It is a daily read!

jcrewcrazy@live.com

Suzy said...

Thank you, Heidi, for this fun, pretty give-away!
Please enter me, and my email is scsuzyq00 at gmail dot com (that's two zero's). I resisted that bracelet when it was 29.99 and then was mad at myself! Can't believe you found them for 9.99!!!

Suzy said...

Oh, yes, and about your blog - don't change it! I love it as it is! Love your outfits, and enjoy your comments/reviews! and of course, hearing about your daily adventures, especially with Lucy! Take care!

E said...

so glad i found your blog! please enter me for the giveaway! keep up the great posts- you inspire me to try new combinations and put together pieces in ways i hadn't thought of before! great work!

Ann said...

What a fabulous idea for a giveaway item! I enjoy your blog so much that I can't think of a thing you should change. I would love to enter.

annfbraham {at} gmail {dot} com

Abigail said...

wow lovely bracelet and great deal!!
thanks for the chance :)

peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi, I love your JCrew fashion posts and your beauty tips. You are a such an inspiration for fun weekend wear.
I definitely look forward to your updates.
jean.zanoni@marquette.edu

Scarlett said...

I really enjoy seeing pictures of you in your great outfits. V. inspiring!

Kelly said...

I dont usually post, but with that said, I have you to thank for getting me into a pair of 'minnies.' They are AS CLOSE to leggings as I will get, and I would have never thought I could pull off this look if I hadnt read your raves on them. Thanks for being very honest and a good voice for fashion after the age of 30!
- Kelly
kelly.a.llewellyn@gmail.com

sweetsy said...

Heidi-I love that you show various outfit ideas within one piece. Gives styling ideas and a range of ways to wear the item. I know you just recently learned how to make that set of boxes that showcases the outfits (what's the name??) but I would love it if we could blow it up by clicking and see the details better. Ha, ha- just a little more homework for you! :)
Thanks for offering this beautiful giveaway! jcrewjunkie @ sbcglobal.net

MCC said...

Great giveaway, H! Please enter me:
huddyma@gmail.com

Thank you!

Julie said...

WOW! great giveaway! Love your blog!

ordczi@gmail.com

Pink under Pressure said...

Great give away! Love your blog
dmbever@yahoo.com

DigitizedLiz said...

awesome giveaway

pittflo@hotmail.com

Taz said...

awesome bracelet.

tasneemaly at sbcglobal dot net

Amanda said...

I love your blog! Thanks for the great giveaway. My e-mail address is: abenchimol@rogers.com

SC Crew said...

I, too saw this bracelet awhile back and still regret not getting it. Maybe I'll get lucky with your giveaway! Love the blog!

enstowe @ hotmail

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Was there a necklace version made by JC?
lglglg2001@gmail.com

KB said...

I just discovered your blog (perfect timing, it seems!), and am really enjoying it!

krisannbry at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

Such a lovely bracelet + giveaway!
Thanks for the chance to win!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

Hill said...

I'm entering, I'm entering!

thoughtsforainyday@hotmail.com

I never have commented on your adorable puppy dog.. Hope she is doing better these days, even in the cone of shame :)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. I check it most every day and I like that we are about the same size:)

Fit model buddy:)

Will leave you my email on Polyvore if I win:) Thanks for the fun giveaway

L said...

love your blog and the bracelet and jcrew!

lrees22@gmail.com

Lula Mae said...

OHH FUN!

uclabelle at gmail dot com

Stacy said...

New to your blog, love your style!

Rosa said...

Oh thanks for the reminder, I would love to enter this awesome giveaway.

D ♥ said...

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! I really enjoy reading your blog.

Email: daniellemhiggins@hotmail.com

Joyce said...

What a great give away and I love your blog. uiadore(dot)hernandez96 (at) gmail (dot) com

starla729 said...

hi Heidi - I do quietly read your blog and I love it! how nice of you to do a contest...

please count me in
starla729 at yahoo dot com

robin_titan said...

Oh I love your style :) I especially love that bracelet hehe :)

lcintocable[a]gmail[d]com

Anonymous said...

Heidi, Love your blog. Helps me a lot!!! Please enter me in the contest.

mjr001@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Hi Heidi! Love the blog! My email is sriomac@gmail.com

MMM said...

What a great the story of how you scored two of these lovely bracelets!

I LOVE the variety of our blog and I have been enjoying it just the way it is. I especially like that we are about the same size(s) so I always appreciate your reviews! ;) Thanks!!

Please enter me in your giveaway:
holly(.)leiskau(@)gmail.com

lilac cupcake said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway Heidi :) Keep posting your gorgeous outfits!

lilac.cupcake@gmail.com

kater said...

Hi Heidi! I would love to enter the contest. As for the blog - my faves are the beauty and nail polish reviews! I can't wait to try lash party!

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

kater said...

ooops my email is katherinerieder@hotmail.com!

Stressed but Stylish said...

Wow, so fun! my email is dmbever@yahoo.com