Be Joyful Reminder & Frostings Hand-Stamped Jewelry Giveaway
Posted 23rd May, 2011 inby Andrea
Do you ever think you could use a daily reminder of a special quote or bible verse or positive affirmation to help you get through the day?
Lately I've been feeling what you might describe as "moody". Okay, you might describe it as something totally different, but let's just call it moody for the sake of this post. I've had a hard time staying positive, finding joy, giving thanks, and feeling happy. Over and over again I've caught myself being angry for no good reason, irritated about small things, and just plain cranky. It's no fun to be around (just ask Ben & the kids), and frankly, it's no fun to be me when I feel that way--even I don't want to be around me!
I thought perhaps a special reminder might help me get through those tough days. So, I ordered this:
Be Joyful Always Hand-Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace by Natasha Vaughn @ Frostings
...and it instantly cheered me up. Don't get me wrong, I know it's no magic potion, but I do think it'll be a great reminder to try to find joy and be positive when I start turning into my evil twin.
I've admired the hand-stamped jewelry trend for a long time, and when it came down to choosing what I wanted my piece of jewelry to say, it was a very hard decision. I considered the kids' names and birthstones, or something artsy and creatively inspiring, and even just my own initial or name. But the more I thought about it, the more I knew I wanted it to be something that wasn't necessarily representative of me, but more of who I WANT to be--something to strive for. In this season of my life, "Be Joyful Always" covers the bases. If I can find joy, then maybe I can also be happy, fun, thankful, prayerful, caring, loving, sweet and thoughtful.
Natasha Vaughn at Frostings Custom Handstamped Jewelry & Gifts did more than make me a pretty custom necklace. While shopping for my necklace, I was forced to look at myself, my values and my attitude. I'm thankful to her for offering such a special piece of jewelry that undoubtedly means so much to each person who buys (or receives) one.
She has so many beautiful design options, and you can have them all personalized, which makes them even more special. I had a hard time choosing the style I liked best...
Pretty cool, huh?
Want to get one?
Want a discount?
I thought you might! ;)
Just use code SIGNME10 at checkout in the Frostings Etsy Shop or at checkout when ordering on the Frostings website*. This code is good through May 31st, 2011. *If ordering on the website, the 10% discount will be refunded after purchase.
And....she's going to be giving away a free piece of jewelry (up to $50) to one of my readers! You don't want to miss this giveaway!
There are three ways to enter the giveaway:
Visit the Frostings web site and comment here telling me what piece is your favorite.
For a second entry, become a fan of the Frostings Facebook page.
(Leave a separate comment here to let me know you became a fan.)
For a third entry, follow the Frostings blog by signing up for their RSS feed.
(Leave a separate comment here to let me know you did.)
I'll announce a winner on Thursday morning, May 26th -- so go start shopping!