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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you heard of Starr Strung Jewelry Designs???  She is a local gal who designs jewelry from vintage pieces and refers to them as "pretties".  I could take one of everything on her site!  Love it all!  You can visit her site by clicking here.  She also has an Etsy shop and a blog.

On her site you will find cute earrings like these...
Cute necklaces like this one... 
Rings like this one... 
and this one that she "upcycled" from a cuff link!... 
She also makes hair pins, headbands, and bracelets.  Visit her site to check out all the "pretties".

Today, because it's November 1st and that marks the beginning of my holiday season...
because the sun is shining....
because we survived Halloween...
because we are halfway done with corn harvest and I am told that means about 10 more days left until the end of harvest.  Unless it rains or our machinery breaks down.  Then that 10 days could turn into 26.75 days!
because I ♥ anyone who takes the time to read this blog, I am giving away 2 pairs of earrings to 1 lucky reader!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Below are the "pretties" that you could win provided by Starr Strung....

This contest is open to everyone, but every contest must have rules so here goes...

1) Anyone can enter.

2) Leave a comment telling me when you start your Christmas shopping.

3) You MUST provide your email address in the comment so that I am able to contact you if you are the winner.  If you do not leave your email address you will be ineligible!

4) Only one entry per person!

5) The contest will begin Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 6:00 a.m. and end Friday, November 4, 2011 @ 9:00 a.m.

6) A winner will be picked at random and I will notify the winner via email.

7) The winner will have 1 week to claim there prize.  If it is not claimed, I will pick another winner at random.

Good luck everyone!!!!

Head over to Starr Strung and check out all the "pretties"!

This contest is now closed.  Thank you!


  1. I started Christmas shopping back in August! sawallpe@localline.com

    What fun jewelry!

  2. I start on Christmas in January, February at the latest. The majority of my giving is homemade.

  3. I start Christmas shopping in Oct.!.Robinvosburggregory@gmail.com

  4. I feel like I'm kind of always Christmas shopping;however, now is when I try to get serious about it. I feel like I'm way behind where I have been in the past. By the way, I love those earrings.

  5. I started my Christmas shopping in September. kdunn79@hotmail.com

  6. I started Christmas shopping last month!!

    Excited about your first giveaway!!

    Love the jewerly!



  7. I usually start in December but the way the economy is I'm not sure we will be able to give gifts this year....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

  8. I start my holiday shopping right after Christmas, when I can get the most bang for my shopping dollars! These jewelry creations are SO VERY lovely. I especially like the dainty green necklace! Exquisite! Thanks for the chance to win!

    lillianchild at cox dot net

  9. Well i just LOVE to see your blog again!!! And i think it is great your doing this give away!!!

    I wish everybody good luck!!!

    Big hugs

  10. I am super pumped you have a giveaway. I start Christmas shopping on Black Friday!! radtad74@yahoo.com

  11. I just love those brown earrings! I started my Christmas shopping in September this year!


  12. I LOVE THIS!!!

    I start my official Christmas shopping in November... because everything I buy before that I end up not being able to save for Christmas :)

  13. I start thinking about Christmas shopping in March and April, but usually don't do anything about it until November and December! Last year I had an emergency surgery the first week in December, and the dr. gave me a weeks' notice, so I got Christmas together for my family (2 kids, 8 and 5), in a week!
    The jewelry is pretty, thank you for the giveaway!

  14. Stopping by from the Tuesday Hop to say hello.
    Have a great day!

  15. Great giveaway! Lots of cute stuff!

    I tend to be last minute so I'll probably start Christmas shopping mid-December.

    New follower here via the blog hop.

    cjkj08 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. Love the upcycled ring from the cuff link!


    Emily Wood
    Franklin, Indiana

  17. I just happened to purchase my first two Christmas gifts today. Congrats on your first giveaway. The jewelry looks amazing and earrings are my FAVORITE!

  18. the first Christmas presents I've bought this year are actually yours! and i got them in early october. unfortunately, i didn't get started with my holiday shopping as early as i normally do (like august/september) i like to be finished with most everything by thanksgiving so hopefully i still have time to get it all done this year by then!

  19. I start my Christmas shopping all year long...whenever I find something for someone, I buy it and stash it away until Christmas...much easier on the budget that way!
    The earrings are super cute!

  20. I started about three weeks ago.:-)

  21. OOPS! I stated about three weeks ago. :-) jeannie.sutter@gmail.com

  22. I shop all year! I buy things when I find them and if I know they will be just right :)

  23. I start shopping as soon as I see something that I know someone would like or could use--sometimes as early as the day after Christmas, but generally wait until January. I also try to get a few thigns at a time, spacing out the spending. I really try to stick to my lists and budget, and prefer to have at least the majority of the shopping done by Thanksgiving. I would love to win the earrings, and one pair (at least) would be a perfect gift for my niece who loves pearls. Thanks for the opportunity.


  24. I usually start when the feeling hits me - some years early some years it isn't until Christmas Eve!

    If I win I will have started for this year - my Emi Lou would love these!


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  26. I actually started in October this year which is waaay earlier than normal for me.

  27. I try to start Christmas shopping in October and my goal is to be all done by the first week of December. That way my kids and I can enjoy the season doing fun stuff!! I learned this technique from my sister. LOL!!!

  28. I Christmas shop like I do everything else -- last minute! :) jennburton7@gmail.com


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