Friday, March 20, 2009

Lisa Leonard Jewelry GIVEAWAY

As you might recall, my sweet hubs gave me a trip to a blogging conference for Christmas. I ended up going by myself and had an amazing time: nice hotel, good food, parties {that included drink tickets} and I met dozens of amazing, talented women.

Among my fabulous new friends is Lisa Leonard. My {new, but immediate} friend Monica and I were eating lunch and I just started chatting with the girl next to me. Half way into our first conversation, I looked down at her name tag and literally gasped! Much to my horror, these words came out of my mouth, "You're LISA LEONARD!! You're FAMOUS!!". Way to keep my cool, right?

I had seen her hand made jewelry before and had always loved it. She is so talented, it will blow your mind. But as she casually shrugged off her fame {she really is famous, y'all}, we continued our conversation. I noticed that the girl sitting next to her looked kind of eerily similar to her and before I could say something else dumb about their hair being the same, Lisa introduced me to her twin sister, Chrissie.

The thing that struck me most about both of them is that they are extremely genuine and unpretentious. They are the kind of people who are beautiful without acting like it and as natural as your friends from elementary school {without the bowl cut}. It was just that morning that I had thought of the new name for the blog and we ended up talking about our grandmothers at lunch and crying- over pasta. I doubt I have ever cried over any pasta before.

After Blissdom, Lisa very generously asked me if I would give you a chance to win a FIFTY DOLLAR gift certificate for some of her beautiful jewelry. It took me about 2.1 seconds to e-mail back with a YES! I know you will love her {and her jewelry} like I do. This is the piece that I have and I wear it almost every day {it has my children's names on it, of course}. And get compliments on it almost EVERY day!
You will notice that her jewelry is just like her: natural, elegant and simple, yet always draws attention. She is truly a beautiful person, inside and out, and you can see that in her work.

Here is how you enter:
1) Go to Lisa's website and cruise around. {Click that link back there or go to http://www.lisaleonardonline.com/}.

2) Come back here and comment telling me which piece is your favorite or which you would pick if you won. {To comment, click on the link that says "Comments" on the bottom right of this post.}

3) This contest will be open until next Friday, March 27th at 12:00 noon {I know midnight would sound more official, but I don't want to stay up that late unless there's a Jon and Kate marathon or something else earth-shattering going on like that, you know?}.

4) You can comment/ enter ONE time each day.

5) Winner will be chosen by random.org.

6) PUH-LEASE make sure that your e-mail address is included in your comment so I can get in touch with you afterward. I'd hate for you to win and then LOSE because I couldn't find you!

That's all! Have fun! I can't wait to see what your choices are. If I had to choose another {and I probably will}, it would be this, or this- maybe this.
See what I mean??

126 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary let me first of all say I have enjoyed reading all of your blogs. My favorite is the large intial bracelet. Contact information is mevans6@sw.rr.com
Melissa Jeffcoat Evans

The Lemmings' Family said...

I think I would pick the family tree necklace or the small initials necklace. Very cute stuff! I will have to keep this in mind for my gift list! jhlemmings@yahoo.com

LeAnne said...

OH, I WANNA PLAY!!! oh my goodness...how would a person decide which is their favorite. what adorable jewelry:) i think i would pick the tiny square necklace...but i am in love with it ALL!!! leanne.d.howard@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

I love all of it, but I would choose the tiny square necklace. Love it! Thanks for sharing the site with me, and loving your new blog! :-)

Amy - achaplin73@yahoo.com

Susannah said...

I didn't know you moved your blog site! Pretty cool! Oh I'm jealous about you spending the night in Dothan. Thanks, but I saw Momma yesterday, we met in Troy, she needed to see Anderson. Have a great trip!:)

Vanessa said...

I love the sweet and simple birdie necklace!

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

i love the teenie tiny initials necklace...too cute! what a great giveaway! carebo@hotmaail.com
carrie

Jenny said...

I like...no LOVE the tiny squares necklace! All of her things are lovely!

LOOK WHO'S MARRIED!!!! said...

Hey.
I love the large initial necklace (with an A). Great idea, Hillary.
You can reach me at Sara8409@aol.com
Sara

Kellie said...

Family Tree necklace - it's great and sentimental!!! Oh BTW, it's a Canon Rebel 350D - LOVE it!

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

You have my address, and I would get the piece you have, and then have her add another charm when Itty Bitty makes his/her debut.

And now, since you linked to me, I need to go write a better post for my blog, because what is up now is whiny, pregnancy, fee-sorry-for-me drivel.

Happy Saturday!

Domestically Sassy! said...

I love so many items..Holy Cow!! The Family Tree Necklace to the Love Bird Bracelet..and the Key Chains...love key chains!!

Lindsey said...

seriously, i have a page torn out of a magazine right beside the computer with a necklace from her that i want. just waiting to decide on baby brother's name! it's the teenie tiny initials necklace. would be even better if i WON it?! my email is lindseysalter at yahoo dot com.

Emily said...

oh i love this jewelry!! my favorite is the large link charm bracelet, but i also really like the birdie necklace and the tiny squares. what an awesome givaway! my email is eceravolo@charter.net. thanks!

Lori said...

Love the sweet daisy bracelet. Fingers crossed for this one! Thanks!!

Sabrina said...

I love giveaways!! And the jewelry is great. My pick would be the wish necklace. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Lucy said...

How fun is this on a Saturday night?? Her jewelry is so pretty and unique - I love the teenie tiny initials necklace... hope I'm lucky! lucywjordan@yahoo.com

holly said...

uggghhh! My hubbers just ordered me a 'mommy necklace' as a push present/30th b'day present, and it was more expensive than hers and hers are BEEEUUUUTEEEFUL! Since I have another on order, I think I would pick one of the inspirational neclaces, like "Be Still." LOVE THEM ALL! Hope I win! I'm not putting my email address on here because you know me, and all my fans will stalk me if they know where to find me!

Katie said...

So cute! I've commented before about how much I love to "stalk" your blog. I'm harmless, but LeAnne totally hooked me on it. Had to comment here and I'll definitely be back. I have three little kiddos so I really dig the teenie tiny initials necklace, but I also like the sweet daisy cuff. Choices, choices! My contact info is kepuccio@yahoo.com
Thanks for the great reading material. Should've introduced myself in college.

Becky said...

i like the family tree necklace

Sonia Parker said...

I love all of her designs...so simple and beautiful! I am not much of a jewelry person. I do not know how to accessorize so I don't even go there. ;-) So my favorite design is the believe key chain! I also really like the personalized baby spoons too! ;-)

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

I'm here, again. Still want to win. Hehehe. ;) Happy Sunday.

Nancy said...

Look at you being a REAL writer! Love your blog - thanks for letting me know about it! I would pick the stackable rings or the open circle necklace. Email me at nancy10@uab.edu to tell me I won or just to catch up. Guess you noticed I'm no longer "Mrs. G."

LeAnne said...

i'm entering again...this jewelry is TOO adorable!!

kim box said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE It! i want something!! and perfect for gifts to special people!!
i love the family tree necklace and the thin sterling cuff and..... guess i'll stop there.
i'm going to post Everyday i remember to! i want to win!!

and i LOVE your blog you smart girl!! very entertaining.

loveya!
candace@troycable.net

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Lori said...

Try number two... fingers DOUBLE crossed today. Blessings!

annieck said...

LOVE her beautiful jewelry!!! My favorite is the Family Tree necklace. That's what I would pick. :)
I hope I win!!! You know my email, so I won't leave it.
Thanks, Hil!

Darby said...

I love them ALL too.... but if I had to choose just one it would be BE STILL necklace... I love it! Thanks for the opportunity! Loved seeing you and chatting the otyher night! darby613@gmail.com

Kellie said...

this time....teeny tiny intitials necklace

Emily said...

i'm back again!!

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

totally forgot to enter again! here's my second shot at it!

pheather said...

Her designs are wonderful! What a great contest! I don't wear necklaces too often, so I think I'd like the large link charm bracelet. But maybe if I had a cute necklace like that I would wear it more often. I'll have to enter again with the name of the necklace I like. :)

Lindsey said...

entering today in hopes of winning a teeny tiny initials necklace! lindseysalter at yahoo dot com

WhoMe? said...

Hi Hillary! I'm not a mom, so I can't always relate with the subject matter in your blogs, but you definitely make me laugh! If you ever make it down to Daphne, give me a shout. I like several pieces of Lisa's jewelry, but my favorite is the open circle necklace.

Ashley C
adc_1@hotmail.com

Aubrie M. Hanchett said...

Hillary,
I love the blog and I love the jewelry! There is no way to pick just one favorite. So, here are the few that touched me today: where I am, living my life, dwelling in the present, looking towards the future, and treasuring the past. The "wish necklace" makes me think back to the sweet summer days when my mother and I would go searching for the perfect dandelions to blow our wishes upon. I still can't walk by one without stooping down to pick it, while closing my eyes, and letting out a wish of a sigh. I suppose, now, I think of them as prayers as I watch the soft white threads blow off into the distance and float on the breeze up into the sky. I repeat my wish like a chant, my own silent mantra, until each one turns into a speck to small to be seen. The "petite original necklace", "the cherish necklace", and the "teenie tiny initials necklace" are so feminine and so dainty. I can see them being an everyday signature piece that you just can't bear to take off. The sentiments and reminders are so lovely! The "sweet and simple birdie necklace" makes me long for spring to come. It's beautiful and artsy. The design is unique and it may be my very favorite one! I say that and then I see the "be still necklace" and I am torn. All of them show such beautiful renderings of nature. And, the shapes and designs (in themselves) are so authentic and unpretentious. They are structured but also have a look of evolving naturally. Therefore, they are polished and ergonomic.
Moving on to the bracelets, I love the "thin sterling cuff"... I can just imagine a favorite quote engraved as a reminder and a type of communication. When you wear something, you are making a statement about yourself for others to see. In this case, they could (literally) read what you are trying to say or embody. Summing up things in one word can be quite a challenge, but it also can be very impactive. No fuss, no filler... just to the point. I like the leather cuff for exactly this reason. It is a little tougher and edgier. It commands attention while still being understated and made of organic materials. I think it is a beautiful way to be bold. And, in my opinion, every girl needs that... "A beautiful way to be bold". Gentility with an edge. All of the pieces are inspiring. I love that they can be customized and made unique... just like every person in this world.

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Katie said...

Entering again....my choice is the same.
Katie Snow
kepuccio@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Hillary, I enjoy reading your blog, I think my favorite is the "tiny squares necklace" and having my children's names put on. I love things w/ a personal touch.
ashleyandcraig@msn.com
thanks,
Ashley Hart

amy kennedy said...

Hey Hillary, I love the oval monogram necklace and the sweet little birdie necklace. What a fun idea for the blog!

Jenny said...

Are we commenting every day? I still like my first choice, but I actually liked every single thing I saw. :)

Emily said...

i'm baaaack.. for the 3rd entry!

Holley said...

Ok! That jewelry is awesome!!! I love love love it!! My fave piece is the Oval Monogram necklace! Too cool!!Love your blog also!!!

Kellie said...

Large intitial necklace! This is so fun!

The Lemmings' Family said...

I think I will post again - the jewelery is cute (hope I win!)

jhlemmings@yahoo.com

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

ok, here's my 3rd entry! hope i win!!

Becky said...

dog! i forgot to comment yesterday. so here's number 2.

Lindsey said...

here's to day 3! you're definitely going to have an all time high number of comments:).

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Still me, still want to win. Happy Monday. And yes, road trip soon, to raid your maternity clothes. ;)

Lori said...

Triple crossed.... ;)

annieck said...

I'm back because I SO know I'm going to win! Ha! My fav is still the Family Tree. :)

pheather said...

Back again! I also love the tiny squares necklace that you have. :)

LeAnne said...

geez....i almost forgot to come comment today:)

Angela said...

Hey Hillary!! What a great blog - you are so gifted!! OK - I would definetly choose the stackable rings - I'd get 2 (one for each of my boys' names)!! It'd be the best Mother's Day gift!!!! Consider me a stalker of your blog!!

Darby said...

Hey Hillary
I love your blog...miss you! So I already wear a silver necklace daily with my kids initials, so maybe I would like silver rings with their monograms or something like that. I really like the necklaces though!!
Doobs
darbycameron@yahoo.com

Sabrina said...

I forgot to leave my email address...it's also a great excuse to leave a second comment!!!

shelby1177@yahoo.com

Sabrina

LeAnne said...

soooo...today is only tuesday! 3 more days to comment and increase my odds, huh?? this is FUN!!!!

Jennifer said...

I can't believe I haven't commented before today...I would get the petite original necklace with my daughter's name (Addie) on it! Pick me!

jlwdavis@hotmail.com

Lindsey said...

i really want that teeny tiny initials necklace:). entry #4!

Elyse said...

How cool! I love her creations! I'd pick the baby spoon and/or the be still necklace. Email? becorbitt@charter.net or my work (not posting, sorry).

Lydia said...

I love Lisa Leonard and have been eyeing her sweet simple birdie necklace for awhile now!!!

Anonymous said...

I also really like the necklace with the large initial.
ashleyandcraig@msn.com

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

here's another entry and another chance to win some jewelry!!

Becky said...

comment number 3...and you know my email address. but just in case...btuckerrn@att.net

Angela said...

Hey Hillary - I forgot to leave my email address. It's laughlin2000@bellsouth.net. I still want the stacked rings!!!

annieck said...

I'm back and trying to win the Family Tree necklace. Pick me, random picker! ;)

Emily said...

guess who's back.. back again. emily's back..gonna win. (now you'll have slim shady in your head all day..HA HA HA HA)

Lori said...

Triple crossed... wait, did I already do that? You get the idea. I'm so hopeful!

Diana said...

Hmmm...I think my favorite (today) is the original necklace. Like lots of them, though. Like the blog! Back tomorrow! dianawwilliams@yahoo.com

Carrie said...

OK, so if I don't win, this can be on my Christmas list! or birthday list, or for Mother's Day...whatever!

I love the single tag necklace with 2 tags or the tiny squares necklace. Too cute!

cdun@yahoo.com

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

Still me. ;) Happy Tuesday.

meredith said...

Alright Hill, I'm entering! I love the Simple Birdie necklace but I also love the Be Still necklace. Precious! And also reminds us to "Be still and know that I am God." Love it!

~Meredith
meredithkay@aol.com

Vaughn said...

I have never seen this jewlery before, but I think that I maybe ordering some. I love the daisy necklace. I also liked the keychains.
lthayer@aum.edu
Vaughn

amy kennedy said...

Ahhh-I'm behind-it's only my 2nd vote!!! I still love the sweet and simple birdie necklace and the be still necklace!!

Nicole said...

I love Lisa's designs...especially the Tiny Square or Basic Rectangle necklaces. I love their simplicity! Thanks...great giveaway!

Rebecca Setzer Schroeder said...

I love the little heart initial necklace. This jewelry is so beautiful. I have seen them before but had never seen the website. Thanks for letting me know about it. This is exactly the kind of stuff I love. Which totally stresses my husband. When we first got married he would buy expensive pieces and I wear the $30 silver necklace I got from a department store.

Aubrie M. Hanchett said...

Hmmmm... I think I'm starting to eye the stackable rings. There are just too many great choices. Although, you have to love a ring for it's shape... a circle. Infinite and never ending. I love that!
Take care --- Aubrie

The Lemmings' Family said...

Love your post today (3/25). We sponsor a child from Compassion and my husband has been thinking of becoming an advocate. Your blog really reminded me of the important things in life and how much time and money I devote to FB and Target :).

Jhlemmings@yahoo.com

Kellie said...

Today, large link charm bracelet.... hoping I win!

Jennifer said...

YAY! It's a brand new day and I get to comment again because I just know that I'm going to win!

I've changed my mind though...I want the wish necklace with Addie's name on it.

If I don't win, I am telling Brian to get this for me for mother's day!

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, Hillary! I also love the tiny squares necklace.
Janet Ekstrom
janetekstrom@comcast.net

Ashleigh Thompson said...

Oh! I love all her jewelry.
I will probably say the family tree necklace is my fav!


www.ashleighwilliams@msn.com

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

here's my daily entry! only 2 more days!

Darby said...

One time, each day? How did I miss that... so here's another comment for me!

annieck said...

It's me again! Still hoping to win the Family Tree necklace (which you're probably tired of me naming. You're probably like, "Yeah, Annie, I got it." I just wanted to save you time should I be the big winner.). :)

Sabrina said...

Just checking in again to enter my name in the contest. have a great wednesday.

LeAnne said...

another day...another entry in your cool giveaway:)

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

So my new thought...can we pick something over $50 and pay the difference ourselves? I went back last night to pick my piece, because I know random.org is going to pick me, and was then torn between several pieces. What to do?

RhondaK said...

Hi Hillary! Great give-away. I love her jewelry. So sweet and simple. I think my favorite is the family tree but a close second is the "be still" necklace. I'll have to check yours out next time I see you. Great gift ideas from there too. Thanks for sharing :)
Rhonda M

Diana said...

The wish necklace is my fav today.
dianawwilliams@yahoo.com

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chrisannan said...

Hi Hillary! I have been telling Chris I want a necklace for Mother's Day!! I love the original or the tiny squares!!
-Annan Tiernan
chrisannan@juno.com

Peggy @ pleutim@gmail.com said...

I've seen these ones before and I would choose (both custom) either the tiny squares or initials pendants. I would put either the names or initials of my son and my boyfriend's daughter.

Beautiful work!

Amber Brockett said...

OK I am sooo mad that I am way late on jumping the gun with the contest!!! But since it is RANDOM that means I have a chance to still beat everyone else out, huh! So great to eat lunch with you the other day! Your new blog is great!! I love all the jewlrey!! I think my fav would be the bracelets!! They are soooo cute!!!

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Becky said...

me again. i've lost count. 4 or 5.

Emily said...

dear hill..its me again...emily

Lori said...

Holy comments, Batman! Consider me entered for the umpteenth time. :)

The Lemmings' Family said...

Me again!
jhlemmings@yahoo.com

The Stain Family said...

Oh, fun, fun, fun! I came over to read your AI recap and couldn't stop...so I've made it this far into your blog.

I REALLY like the large initial necklace {for myself}, but would probably go with the family tree instead. My sister will be 30 in July and I've been looking at personalized stamped necklaces for her....baby no. 5 will arrive in May and all we know right now is that it's a baby! Name to come upon arrival. :)
robinraestain@hotmail.com

Candace said...

it's Can again.... love love love the jewels. same faves as last time....
loveya!

annieck said...

Looks like Amber tried to make up for being late by triple posting. I got her number! ;) Ha!
I'm back again. Same favorite. :)

LeAnne said...

i'm back...daily entry:) man, i wanna win!!

Jennifer said...

Here I am...commenting again because I know that Random.org is going to pick me!

I haven't changed my mind this time...I still like the wish necklace today... it reminds me of the poem "I wish you enough..."

LOVE her jewelry!

Diana said...

Today's fav: The open circle necklase. Of course, I love them all! (hey-if I win, do I have to go with the necklace a picked in that comment? It will be a difficult decision, they're all beautiful!) dianawwilliams@yahoo.com

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

making my daily entry!! can't wait until tomorrow!

pheather said...

Entering again... :)

amy kennedy said...

Back again-I still love the oval monogram necklace, be still, and the sweet birdie necklace!

Sonia Parker said...

okay...so when I saw the necklace in person I loved it even more! ;-) You wear it well!

Christi said...

I hate to be a copy cat, but what can I say - you have great taste! The tiny squares necklace is my favorite. And I'm loving your blog...
my email is robinsonc@knology.net

Diana said...

OK, I think my fav for this last day is the thin sterling cuff. Love them all. Cm'on random.org, pick me! dianawwilliams@yahoo.com

chrisannan said...

Pick me! Pick me! But I'll never be able to decide-all the necklaces are beautiful!
-Annan Tiernan

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

ok, here's my last comment for the giveaway, can't wait till noon...here's to hoping i win!

LeAnne said...

yay! today is THE day for your awesome giveaway!! pick me! pick me!

annieck said...

YEA! It's winner day! Here's my final entry!
Thanks for all the fun, Hil!

CL said...

I love the sweet sister necklace! Good luck to all! The end is near!!

Emily said...

I Love all of her jewelry. What great Xmas or mother day gifts this will make. Thanks for sharing. I love the teeny tiny initials necklace. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great blogs. Oh, wanted to say grew up Catholic and am now Church of Christ so the words have changed for me! Thanks for the uplefting comments and love Beth Moore.

Anonymous said...

Hil! First time I've checked out your blog and it is too cute! Loved all the jewels. My favorite would have to be the sterling ring that can be engraved with the kiddos names. I hope the weather is good in your neck of the woods. Yucky down here in South Alabama!
Take Care... Heather Owen aka Dykema - heatherowen@alaweb.com

Jennifer said...

Yay!
Today is the day!
Of the big giveaway!

It's been fun!
And, I hope I won!

Thanks Hillary,
I'm still wishing for that wish necklace. It's already in my shopping cart on my home computer!
:-)

RhondaK said...

OK...pick me, pick me! Same favs as before :)

Becky said...

me again me again me again!

Christi said...

me again - a latecomer but still hoping for some good luck!

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