Friday, October 1, 2010

Giveaway!

***Congratulations to Jenine of Snarkyville on winning the Gratitude Bracelet by Ellie! Thank you everyone who participated.***


There are many people who have helped me to stay sober over the last year. Many of these people I have never even met 'in real life', yet I consider them friends none-the-less. One of these fantastic women is Ellie from One Crafty Mother. I can't remember how I found Ellie's blog, but once I did I was hooked. Her stories of addiction and recovery are so shockingly similar to mine. It was through her posts and those of other mommy bloggers like her that I found out that I am not alone. I am not the only suburban, middle class, married, 'perfect' mom with this disease. In reading about her past, I was able to forgive myself for mine. In reading about her present, I am able to find the grace and strength to continue in my sobriety journey. I am so grateful for the gifts she has given me with her words, and now I have a chance to share that gift with you. I am hosting a giveaway of this beautiful bracelet made by Ellie.



The contest will run until October, 15th, when I will pick a winner using random.org. There are several ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment with your email address below to let me know you'd like to be entered into the contest (use ________AT_________DOT com to fool the spam bots); or email me at drunkendamage AT gmail DOT com if you prefer.

2) Follow me using Google Friend Connect in the upper right hand corner of my blog, then leave a comment to let me know that you did so.

3) Follow Ellie at One Crafty Mother then leave a comment here to let me know that you did so.

4) Follow Ellie on Twitter; @onecraftyellie then leave me a comment to let me know you did so.

5) Like Ellie's Facebook page One Crafty Mother and leave me a comment that you did.

6) Go to the shop Shining Stones and leave a separate comment for every piece you like, with the name of the piece or a link back to it in the shop.

For every comment you leave you get another entry into the contest, just make sure you don't nest comments or they won't get counted. In addition, you can get a discount on any piece in Ellie's shop for the duration of the contest. To take advantage of the 15% discount, go to Ellie's shop here: www.shiningstones.etsy.com and select your item(s). At checkout, click on "other" for method of payment, and put the following promotional code in the message to seller: GIVEAWAY15. You will get a message saying "contact seller to arrange payment", but Ellie will contact you to set up a direct bill (at the discounted rate) via paypal, check or money order.

I'll announce the winner on October 15th. Good luck!

60 comments:

  1. i love that bracelet! Shining Stones has such gorgeous stuff! enter me please. :) nobody at nobodysnothings dot com

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  2. Love that bracelet, too (and several others in her store...)

    Kellymom22 AT gmail

    Caroline is my dd, I can't figure out how to change profiles.

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  3. That's a perfect fit for me.

    dst33 AT comcast DOT net

    Congratulations of your sobriety

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  4. Following. See the pretty pink hat? That would be me.

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  5. Liked your buddy Ellie. Wasn't hard to do!

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  6. enter me please :)

    stephanie at vikberg dot net

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  7. enter me. such pretty stuff!

    poppyandprueATgmailDOTcom

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  8. Please enter me as well. thank you for your inspiration...
    sandemiaATymailDOTcom

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  9. LOVE this bracelet! Ellie does GORGEOUS work!

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  10. Ellie follower :)

    Please enter me jenATstarthrowerDOTnet

    Thanks! <3

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  11. I'd love to enter :)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  12. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  13. I'm following One Crafty Mother on GFC as Jasmine1485

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  14. I'm following One Crafty Mother on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  15. I'm a fan of One Crafty Mother on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  16. I would love to win!!! This is beautiful :)

    abosque08ATgmailDOTcom

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  17. I am following you on Google Friend Connect!

    abosque08ATgmailDOTcom

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  18. I am following One Crafty Mother on Google Friend Connect!

    abosque08ATgmailDOTcom

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  19. I am following Ellie on Twitter :)

    abosque08ATgmailDOTcom

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  20. I "like" One Crafty Mother on Facebook!

    abosque08ATgmailDOTcom

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  21. I'd love to win this, thanks for the opp!

    growingababyreviews at hotmail dot com

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  22. I love Ellie too!
    TINATUNNELL1972 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  23. I would love to be entered. Thank you.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  24. I follow you with Google Friend Connect.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  25. I follow Ellie at One Crafty Mother.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  26. I follow Ellie on Twitter as _Jenine.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  27. I've liked Ellie on Facebook.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  28. Love the Mother’s Bracelet with the Customized Crystal Birthstones.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  29. I love the Personalized Mother’s Bracelet with Swarovksi Birthstones.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  30. Love The Thank You Bracelet.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  31. Love the Personalized Bracelet that you can request any message or style.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  32. Love the Perfect in Peridot bracelet.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  33. Love the Turquoise Bracelet (my birthstone).

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  34. Love the Luscious Caramel Swarovski Crystal Briolette Pendant Necklace.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  35. The Sea, Sun and Sky – Starfish Pendant Necklace is among my favorites.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  36. Love the Bermuda Blue Circle Necklace. I purchased from Ellie and it is GORGEOUS!

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  37. The Sapphire Blue Swarovski Drop Necklace keeps moving up on my favorites list.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  38. The Girls’ Night Out Necklace is one of my favorites too.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  39. Love the Dark Chocolate Earrings and the lever backs.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  40. Love the Swarovski Crystal Briolette Earrings.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  41. Love the Out To Sea sodalite earrings. I like sodalite.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  42. Love the Palest Blue Earrings.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  43. I really love the 12 Step Prayer Beads. Another item I recently purchased from Ellie.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  44. Here’s one that’s currently not in her shop. The Celtic Love Bracelet. I purchased it. Love it!

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  45. The Hope Circle Necklace is on my wish list. For some reason it's not showing up in a search under necklaces though. Only in the show all.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  46. I'd love the My Blue Rose Necklace as a choker.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  47. Loving the Luscious Green Quartz Earrings.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  48. Love the Celtic Knot Ring.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  49. The Orange Sherbet Earrings look fun and they make me hungry!

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  50. The Juicy Lime Earrings make me hungry too!

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  51. I'd love to wear the Little Love Ring as a toe ring. Wonder if that's a possibility.

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  52. The Tangled Up In Blue bracelet is stunning. I swear, that's something my husband would get for me just because of the name. :)

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  53. I love the Butterfly Ring (with the blue stone). Beautiful!

    Can you tell by now that I love Ellie's creations?

    snarkyville at gmail dot com

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  54. I love the internet,you can make friends from around the world.Meet people with the same interests and get support and encouragement and inspiration 24\7.

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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