Friday, October 23, 2009

If you give a girl a necklace...

Hi Joy’s Hope-ians it’s Mique from 30days. I have a little craft blog where I share ideas and anything creative- feel free to stop by and say hi. I get the honor of filling in for Julie today as she tries hard to remain calm while her internet is down (the horror!) as she moves. I’m a tad nervous- she has big shoes to fill. So I thought….why even try? Instead I want to share a little story. Follow me:
Once there was a girl (fyi, that's me)
who got an email from a fabulous blog friend(that's Julie :).
The fabulous blog friend had a friend in real life that was wearing a ridiculously cute necklace. That blog friend,, contacted the girl , to say that she knew where it came from and loved it. She loved it so much she stole it from her friend in real life.(that's the blog friend wearing the stolen necklace and doesn't she look great wearing it?) The girl connected the shop owner(who the girl knows rather well) with her blog friend.
And what does this all add up to? A giveaway!

But before I get to announce the details, let me introduce you to that shop owner:
{So, what do you do when you have 2 babies (Owen - 2 - the cutest little tasmanian devil/curly-haired tornado/ball of energy you'll ever meet, and Henry- 7 months- the smiliest/squishiest/yummiest/kissable-est baby on the planet), live in a new town, and have a husband (crazy cute and wicked smart - chemical engineering, hello!!) back in school full time? Well, start a business of course!! It definitely was not ever in my plans to start up this little shop of mine - and certainly not in one of the busiest, craziest times of my life. But, that is right where I found myself this past summer. Searching for a way to provide a few more pennies toward the starving student fund, I decided, on a whim really, to go for it. And Allora Handmade was born. Just a few months after Henry. I'm Jessica and I'm the creator and owner of Allora Handmade. I am so excited and honored to be here on Joy's Hope and hope you enjoy my shop!}

If you stuck it out this long, congrats- you get to enter to win this:


The details:
How to win?
(remember to leave a separate comment for each entry.)

1. Visit Allora Handmade.
Find that one thing you can't live without.
Come back here and tell me what it is.
2. Follow her brand new blog.
Be sure to leave some comment love.
3. Make a purchase at her shop.
Mention that you came from Joy's Hope for
10% any purchase.

4. Become an Allora Handmade Facebook Fan.

And that's it. Phew!
Julie will announce a winner on October 30th.

110 comments:

  1. This is a very fun post! Great job! My favorite item is the Partly Sunny necklace!

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  2. Oh boy I can't pick just one, I am in love with Arabella and the Harvest necklace... I would LOVE a chance to win!

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  3. LOVE the "pocket full of sunshine necklace"!!

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  4. become a fan of hers on facebook! :)

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  5. became a follower on her new blog and left a little comment love. LOVE her items! :)

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  6. I love the when life hands you lemons necklace!

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  7. i love, love, love the pocket full of sunshine necklace.. too cute!

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  8. i am a blog follower & facebook fan now!!

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  9. Nicely done Mique (and I follow you too).

    I love her Pocket Full of Sunshine necklace!

    Awesome giveaway!

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  10. Oh, pocket full of sunshine is delicious and I must have it! Wow!
    Thanks!
    Left a little comment on her blog, too!

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  11. love the bitty bobbies, otensia (sp?) necklace and lots of other items!! so fun!!!

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  12. I am a fan on FB now...was I suppose to let you know that?

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  13. How would I ever choose??? I love all her stuff. Especially all the different necklaces. Love them. I would take any one of them and be completely happy.

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  14. Went to her new blog and left a comment. So fun to find her!

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  15. Love the new ALL THAT JAZZ headband that was on her blog! Too adorable!!!

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  16. Lovely shop! What is there not to like?!! This Zola Necklace is so pretty - love it!

    Thanks for the chance :)
    Denise

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  17. I really need the poppy necklace

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  18. I'm following her new blog now :)
    Denise

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  19. I love the Wish It Were Summer Necklace! Definitely what I need to brighten up my winter days!

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  20. stunning pieces!! i am in love with the ZOLA NECKLACE, so cute, so fun and so hip!! both a blog follower and a fb follower.

    thanks,
    Jessica

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  21. SO pretty! LOVE the Ortensia necklace!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  22. I love "poppy Fresh" necklace......so cute!

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  23. I just left love and became a follower....:)

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  24. OH my goodness!!! What a delightful find!!! my favorite (s)...well, "When life hands you lemons" you can always remember you have "a pocket full of sunshine" cause you probably "wish it were summer"...but it's really only "partly sunny" during this "harvest" season, but one can always look pretty in "something blue"! and of course always in season is "Azzurra" -you are so lovely! and so are you beautiful "Zola"!

    sorry- couldn't resist...how could you ever pick just ONE!!! :)
    What a delightful find!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  25. went to her blog...left a little "love"!
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  26. Wow - she's awesome! Love the All that Jazz headband and party sunny necklace. Fingers crossed, big time!

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  27. oh my goodness...this site is a jewel! i will be doing some christmas shopping here! in the meantime, i would LOVE the pocket full of sunshine necklace.

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  28. I love the Partly Sunny necklace!

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  29. ...and, I'm following her new blog!

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  30. Love the Alessandra headband...LOVE IT!

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  31. Wow. I love it all. Can't live without the Arabella Necklace.
    Thanks for a chance.

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  32. i love the wish it were summer necklace!! Amazing shop!

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  33. I love both of these:
    Federica headband
    Ortensia Necklace
    Too Cute!

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  34. I'm a happy new facebook fan! Thanks!

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  35. I don't claim to be a fashionista, but wearing the Ortensia Necklace would get me one step closer! :) LOVE IT!

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  36. I just became a fan on facebook, too!

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  37. What a great giveaway! I love her Lia Headband. I have a granddaughter named Amelia, and she goes by Lia!

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  38. I am pretty sure that I cannot live with out the Federica headband! Very cute!

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  39. I like the Rosala necklace and the Zola and the poppy and the . . . they are all awesome!

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  40. OH! MY! GOSH! How do you choose a favorite? I love the Harvest, Ortensia & Arabella necklace...and the Hear Me Roar Headband. Cute! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  41. I love all of the headbands and the federicka necklace! Awesome stuff! Love it!

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  42. I am liking the Alessandra headband. Very pretty.

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  43. And I'm a follower of her blog too! Can't wait to see all the fun things she post about!

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  44. I love the necklace for the giveaway! From her shop I love love the Pocket Full Of Sunshine necklace!

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  45. I'm following her blog an left some love!

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  46. I love the autumn inspired necklace. I'm just mad for that yummy burnt orange color!!

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  47. Just stopped by her blog and left a little comment love. :)

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  48. Seriously crushing on the Arabella necklace

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  49. I'm following Allora's blog. Left a comment too!

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  50. I love the "Ortensia" necklace ... I think it's going on my Christmas list :).

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  51. I'm now following the Allora Handmade blog ... the design is beautiful!! Great job!

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  52. I am an allora handmade facebook fan.

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  53. Checked out the etsy shop and LOVE the michela headband

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  54. love the ortensia necklace from her shop!

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  55. Um, yeah there isn't one thing I can't live without - there are several!!! Seriousl. want. them. all.

    My favorite favorite is the one for the giveaway. I'm also in love with the Partly Sunny Statement, and the Zola necklace.

    Being that I've been pretty much OBSESSED with these kinds of necklaces I think it's a sign that I'm destined to win. We'll see!! {Fingers and toes crossed!}

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  56. ...and to add to my entries I just bought myself a couple of goodies, because everything she makes is way too cute!! I'm kind of kicking myself for not buying the leopard and rose headband!! D'oh!

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  57. Oh, you mean we get a separate entry for each of the the four things? Wahoo!!! Facebook Fan, check!

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  58. Following in GoogleReader even though I've never, ever done that before not even for my bestest friends' blogs? CHECK!

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  59. If I tried to describe the ways in which I can't live without the something (ANYTHING!) from Allora Handmade (but in particular the Azzura necklace - the very necklace featured here!)..well, this comment would be two miles long. Suffice it to say that I came here on a mission, following a necklace, worn by a lovely lady, in a picture on a fabulous photography blog, of a photographer I don't know, whose web site I accidentally found, while shopping for a web site of my own. And not only have I found it, but now I have the chance to win it! Serendipity is simply divine.

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  60. Loving the Pocket full of sunshine necklace!

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  61. Love it all! But it's a toss up between the Azzurra and the Partly Sunny necklaces for first place :)

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  62. WOW!!! Hard choices....I love the Zola, and the Elisa...They are all pretty fantastic! :-)

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  63. I love the bitty bobby pins. My little girl would love them and I am sure I would wear them every now and then too ;)

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  64. I am following her and left some comment love ;)

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  65. I can longer live without her When Life Hands You Lemons necklace. Love!!

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  66. following the new blog, cant wait to see what comes.

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  67. these are so hot! I wish I win... the partly sunny necklace! Ohh la la!

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  68. Just stopped by to say hello on her blog!

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  69. I love the zola necklace!!!!

    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

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  70. LOVE the Arabella necklace- it's G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!

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  71. Its all so cute! If I had to narrow it down to a favorite, then maybe the Elisa necklace. But I love it all!

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  72. My favorite item-
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30180724
    Marta Headband is beautiful!

    I hope to win!
    ashley
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo . com

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  73. I'm a follower of ALLORA HANDMADE

    ashley
    jepeux.blogspot.com
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

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  74. I'm a facebook fan

    (I can give you my name if I win)

    ashley
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

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  75. I love someday my prince will come headband.

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  76. i love the rosala!! sooo beautfiful! :)

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