Monday, August 24, 2009

Back2School: CindyVdesigns Giveaway

Whether you're sending kids to school, going to school yourself, working at a school, or just realizing that the summer is quickly drawing to a close, the start of fall is always a little rough.

To make it a little less terrible, I've rounded up some pretty great giveaways guaranteed to make you feel and look great... and isn't that what fall is really about? Remember when you used to go for your "Back to school haircut" and new clothes for the first day? That's exactly what these giveaways are for, and I'm so excited to be able to share them with you!

You may remember this little snippet from Friday's post:




Well, that's just a little potion of the beautifulness that is Jewelry by CindyVdesigns. Here's where that little snippet came from:


How pretty is that smokey topaz?

Back in June I was looking for something to go with a sundress and, of course, I turned to Etsy. I found lots of great stuff, but really loved this one by CindyVdesigns:


I happened to have a little silver pineapple charm that I wanted to incorporate, and this necklace already had a little silver heart - see it at the top of the cluster? - so I asked Cindy if she would be able to sub out the heart for my pineapple. She was super sweet and accommodating. I mailed off my little pineapple and just 4 days later had my necklace. I wear it with everything!


CindyV's cluster necklaces are just too cute... check these out:

For the jetsetter.... or jetsetter-wannabe :-)

And of course, for the beach lover who can't wait for her next vacation:
And check out these gorgeous earrings:

They've got New Year's Eve written all over them! Ok, enough pictures... on to the giveaway! Cindy has very generously offered to host this giveaway and is offering up any item in her shop to the winner. How great is that?

The Rules:
For 1 Entry - head over to CindyVdesigns and look through her fabulous Etsy store. Come back here and leave me a comment including your favorite piece. Simple, right?

For an Additional Entry - become a follower of my blog or let me know that you already are!

For a Third Entry - post about this giveaway on your blog and leave me the direct link (links just to your blog won't count; it must be to the direct post).

So that's a total of 3 entries for this giveaway! Be sure to leave each entry as a seperate comment. This giveaway ends on Friday, August 28, at 12pm noon EST, and the winner will be announced by 4pm that day.

Good Luck!

37 comments:

Jenna said...

What a fantastic shop! I had a hard time choosing but I think I would like to incorporate a little color in my wardrobe with the Cascading Blueberry Quartz Earrings. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23472345

Great giveaway!

Jenna said...

And a second comment to say I follow you on Google Reader, which is how I found this post! Can that count as my "follow"? I'm not on blogger :)

La Nouvelle Femme said...

This is such beautiful stuff! I love a lot of the pieces, but I think my favorite are the "Cascading Pearl and Briolette Earrings," they have such beautfiul color!

La Nouvelle Femme said...

P.S. I'm a follower!

Allison said...

VERY hard to choose just one...but I really like the Neutral Cluster Jewel Necklace :)

Allison said...

And I follow you ;)

Mrs. Yellow said...

Thanks for sharing such a great Etsy store with us!

This one is my personal favorite, but I had such a hard time choosing!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25916369

I am also a follower :)

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I posted on my blog:
http://funtimesofmarriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway.html

I love the Music Note Charm Necklace

and I'm a follower

Katie said...

yikes, this was a really really hard one to pick out! I want too many! This seller is a new favorite.

But my favorite was Smokey Gray Topaz cluster Necklace (the first picture shown)
I'm a follower :-)

Pollyanna said...

Oh, it is so hard to pick a favorite.

If I have to pick just one, I'd say the Oval Pendant with Hanging Jewels Necklace.

Pollyanna said...

I've also become a follower!

Adam said...

This is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29466380

Adam said...

I am already a follower of many months.

Adam said...

I would post this on my blog, but unfortunately, I do not have one. If I had one, it would be about Breen though.

Steph said...

My favorite is the Cascading Pearl and Briolette Earrings. PICK MEEE!!!!

Steph said...

I am a follower already.

Steph said...

I can't post about your giveaway on my blog since I don't have one. :(

Claire said...

AIRPLANE NECKLACE! AIRPLANE NECKLACE!

Claire said...

Ok I followed you too! Please I cleaned your kitchen and downstairs bathroom floor! And got snubbed by your dog!

Molly said...

I love the Crystal Quartz Oval Drop Necklace. It is gorgeous! What a great giveaway!

Molly said...

I am a follower, too!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Katie. I really like Pale Green Teardrop and Pearl Necklace. Its so clean and simple and pretty looking. Great giveaway :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh yeah, I just became a follower as well. Aren't I a good friend? haha :) Talk to you soon

J. said...

I'm in luuurve with the turquoise cluster necklace. It's beautiful and I can totally see me wearing it :)

J. said...

PS - I'm a subscriber, does that count?

Debra said...

So I checked out the website and now I can see how my daughters get into so much trouble ordering things!! Everything is beautiful and you aleady know about my decision making skills--so I picked 2- first By the Sea dangle teardrop earrings because by the sea is where I'd like to be but black is my fave color so I also picked the black faceted cluster earrings as 2nd choice. And since I haven't seen you in ages, I hope you know that this is

MOB oxoxxo

Debra said...

Does reading your blog count as being a follower or does it have to be official? I am a reader, sometimes five times a day! :)

MOB

Steph said...

when does title MOB end? :) I thought you liked red?

tinahead81 said...

lovin the very first item...Semi-precious Jewel Cluster Necklace!

tinahead81 said...

aaand, became a follower!

Molly Lou Gifts said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks so much for hosting. I love finding new and fabulous Etsy sellers. I adore CindyV and am so glad you showcased her.

My favorite is the long chandelier cluster necklace. I can think of so many things to wear this with.

I am a follower! Thanks again!

Nikki said...

I am torn between the gold sand dollar charm necklace (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25818761) and the horseshoe charm necklace (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27367709)!

Her stuff is beautiful!

Nikki said...

And I just became a follower! (stumbled upon your blog through Gussy)

alwayshopeful said...

She has some very lovely peices! I think i choose this onehttp://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29460694 bet friend charm..i know my daughter would love the cel phone charm lol..thank you

alwaysatryin at gmail.com

alwayshopeful said...

i follow you also
alwayshopeful
alwaysatryin at gmail.com

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

I would pick the Blue Jewel Cluster Necklace! Very pretty!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

I follow your blog! (feel free to come back and follow me!) :)