Giveaway to celebrate 20,000 in a month

OK ladies and gents... in the month of April we had almost 20,000 hits!! 19,979 to be exact, but seriously close! How crazy is that!!! To celebrate this I think it's about time for another giveaway! Actually there will be TWO giveaways coming up in the near future!

I'm all about helping spread the word when I find a handmade product that I love, especially when the person selling said product is wicked nice! With all these hits, what better way to help them spread the word! And in return, you loyal readers get some booty! Seriously thank you guys for coming and reading and commenting!! I LOVE IT!

Let me introduce you to Anne of Gardanne. She lives here in Rochester NY and designs and makes glass beads.

You can purchase her beads at her etsy shop here.

After making all of these beautiful beads she decided to start creating jewelry with them!


You can take a look at more of her beautiful necklaces earrings and bracelets at her other etsy shop here. I purchased a pair of her earrings a few months ago and LOVE wearing them!! They are such a great statement and I'm always getting compliments on them. Check them out:


Here is the best part! Anne has graciously agreed to give away a pair of earring to you dear readers!! Here is a sneak peak:

I totally want to go use my cool old cookbooks as jewelery holders now!!

These glass beads are handmade (by Anne!), they have glass enamel, and real gold foil and silver on them. The beads are a half inch in diameter and from the top of the ear wire they are 1 3/4 inches long. All of the finding used in these earrings are sterling silver.

Anne doesn't mess around, these are 100% handmade, no parts from the jewelry aisle at Micheal's Crafts.... these things are the real deal!

The winner will be chosen using random.com OH and good news all of my international readers, you are included too!!! So everyone can try and win!

There are a bunch of ways to enter (the more entries you have the better your chances of winning... but you already knew that), here is how to enter:

  1. Go to Gardanne's etsy shop and then comment here on which piece is you favorite.
  2. Become a follower of this blog (it's in the left hand column) and then comment to let me know you did (if you already follow me just comment saying you already do)
  3. Become a follower on Anne's blog (it's in the right hand column) then comment back here to let me know you did (if you already follow just comment saying you already follow her)
FYI on the following since multiple people have asked. It's different then having the blog in your google reader, you can find the link on the left column under the Dancing Flamingos Ad :)

You can comment up to three times if you do all of the above things. If you only want to do one of the above and leave it at that, no worries that's fine too!

You have until midnight EST on Friday June 5th to do any of the above and comment to let me know (think I said that enough). Good luck!!

I'm out of town next week traveling to DC to visit my family but I'll be back next weekend just in time to pick the winner and let you know first thing Monday the 8th! So check on back to see who the winner is, and then stay tuned for ANOTHER giveaway!!

Depending on my access to a computer I will hopefully still be updating with posts next week about all the yum chow in DC John and I are enjoying!

See you guys in a bit!
:: steph chows ::

67 chews:

Mags said...

Anne has a lovely blog and some very nice jewelry at her Etsy store. I think the Jeans & a T-shirt earrings were my favorite.

Congrats on your 20,000 hits!

Anne said...

Congrats on all those hits! My favorite piece is the Sweet Stripes. They're so pretty!

Anne said...

I'm a follower of your blog

Anne said...

I became a follower of Anne's blog

I love santorini earrings

i already follow u congrats on all the hits thats awesome lol Rebecca

I am following Anne

MaryBe said...

Almost 20,000 hits? That is amazing, congrats! Let us know how many you get for May ok?
I really like all the pieces in her shop, but I have to say my favorites are the earrings you are giving away. Does that count? They look like little earths and I really love them! What talent

MaryBe said...

Oh and I have been following your blog for a while now...Since you did the Food Buzz 24,24,24 at California Rollin.
Have fun in DC!

Sunshine said...

I'm following you!

Sunshine said...

And now I'm following Anne!

Really neat jewelry! My daughter and I like the Stacked Flowers necklace best!

Lori said...

I love the Tuscany olive!

Sunshine said...

I can't decide between the Tuscany Olive or the Santorini! It's all quite lovely though.

Lori said...

I am now following your blog, too. Love your recipes :)

Doreen said...

My favorite in Gardanne's shop is her Stacked Flowers!

Doreen said...

I already follow Gardanne's blog. That's how I found out about this giveaway!!

Doreen said...

I am now a follower of this blog. I like it!!

Lori said...

I also am now following Gardanne's blog!

Steph, CONGRATULATIONS! What a huge milestone. I hope my link list sends some folks your way. ;)

ChineseKite said...

As a Rochesterin, I have to follow you, even though I don;t comment all the time, I do read your blog every day. Congrats on the hot hit to your blog!

ChineseKite said...

Anne's blog is interesting as well. Glad you let me know of it. I got to follow it. Thanks.

ChineseKite said...

I love the Santorini ear rings a lot.

Maria said...

Love that jewelry! The stacked flowers necklace is so nice! Congrats to you!

Maria said...

I follow you too!

Honestly, I like all the pieces on her site. The beads are just gorgeous! I guess if I had to choose, I'd say the "Jeans and a T-Shirt" earrings because the name is so charming. :)

Congrats on your awesome visitor tally, Steph and have a wonderful trip!

Oh, and I follow you too. :)

Lo said...

Oh, wow. That Santorini bead is totally calling my name. The hues of purple and olive are simply stunning!

I follow through my google reader. Does that count? :)

Anne's handmade beads are just gorgeous. I like the Jeans and a T-shirt earrings.

Claudia said...

Warm congratulations on all those hits! Have a grand time in D.C. with family. And you have very good taste in beads!

Natalie said...

Congrats Steph! And I will take responsibility for at least 25 of your April clicks because I love your blog!! You know I already follow :)

Natalie said...

Oh, and Im following Anne now too!

Wow, she's so talented. I LOVE the santorini earrings- gorgeous! Congrats on the traffic too, that's exciting!

Tyler said...

I like her freaky streaky lentil necklace!!
I follow you through google reader...does that count?

Reeni♥ said...

I like the Tuscany Olive!!

Reeni♥ said...

I'm a loyal follower!! Have a great week in DC!!

Leah said...

I have been a loyal reader (from across the border in Ontario) for many months, but now I'm an official follower! Love your blog, always gives me great healthy ideas!

Leah said...

I'm loving the Deep Water necklace.

Sara said...

My favorite is the santorini!

Gardanne said...

Oh my gosh!!! Thank you for all the compliments everyone.
Thanks again Stephanie, you are one popular gal!!!

burpandslurp said...

LOOVE the Tuscany Olive! simple and beautiful!

I'm Julia said...

Hi Steph, I've just jumped over from Anne's blog (I'm a follower and an Etsy shop fan).

I'm Julia said...

And now I'm following you too :-) Looking around, I know I'm going to enjoy your blog.

I'm Julia said...

My fav from Gardanne? Close call between Freaky Streaky Lentils and Jeans and a T-shirt. Decisions, decisions. The beads on Jeans and a T-shirt are so wonderfully organic, I'm choosing them for my (current) favorite at gardanne.etsy.com :-)

Panya said...

The Santorini earrings are great.

Cucinista said...

Congrats on your 20,000 hits! You deserve it -- I always love your recipes and writing.

The Turquoise Trails earrings are my favorite, even though they have been sold! I love her beads as well since I make jewelry...just bought some the other day!

Lisa

I am a follower of Anne's blog :)

Lisa

And now I am following yours...your recipes look delicious!!

Lisa

babiesdoc said...

I like the Jeans and a T-Shirt
the colors and variations are beautiful

Kendra said...

I love, love, love the Santorini earrings. How incredibly beautiful!

SarahKelley said...

I like jeans and a Tshirt!

SarahKelley said...

Followed your blog:)

SarahKelley said...

Followed her blog:)

Roo said...

The deep water necklace is awesome.

Elizabeth said...

I love the Tuscany Olive...those are beautiful colors!

I enjoy reading your blog...I check in all the time!

Catherine said...

freaky streaky lentils is such a pretty necklace. and santorini is a great pair of earrings... i guess i'm torn!

remy said...

I am now following you

remy said...

I am now following Anne.

remy said...

Freaky Streaky Lentils is gorgeous. I'd love to be the proud owner.

I didn't post comments in the order you asked. Hope that's okay!

remy said...

I am now following Anne.

remy said...

I am now following you

remy said...

Freaky Streaky Lentils is gorgeous. I'd love to be the proud owner.

I didn't post comments in the order you asked. Hope that's okay!

SarahKelley said...

Followed your blog:)

Anne said...

I became a follower of Anne's blog

Anne said...

Congrats on all those hits! My favorite piece is the Sweet Stripes. They're so pretty!

Kendra said...

I love, love, love the Santorini earrings. How incredibly beautiful!

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