And now we have a winner
We've two, to be precise
Just one is fun, but funner,
Is two for twice as nice.
So with no further tra la la,
No further tra la loo
Please give an online "hip hooray!"
To winners One and Two...
Well, friends, I sorted through comments and put each of the sets of names into my nifty new fox hat.....
.......mixed things in and around and about........
...................drew out a name from each, and.............
*Mimi the Kitten, you've won the Avon necklace*
*Sbdf13, you are the winner of the Teething Bling*
Drop us your addresses at fairiesandfrench fries at gmail dot com, and we'll get those out to for you to enjoy!
Today was the last day of accessories month (boooo), but we do have one extra special giveaway (yayyy!) for all of you for bearing with us. It has been fun talking about accessories, but I'm looking forward to going back to random reviews of everything. We've built up quite the backlog of book reviews; the mockingjays, skinjackers, and steampunk zombies are threatening to burst through the floodgates....
But back off the rabbit, er, zombie trail.
I mentioned in the Bling and Shiny Things post that I don't normally wear Teething Bling just as a sole pendant, and the reason is that I am addicted to Mommy Necklaces. Well, the reason originally was that I tend toward chunky layers of necklaces, and Mommy Necklaces makes that possible these days (and then the addiction started...).
Mommy Necklaces have all the pros of regular jewelry without the fragility. Let's face it; I broke as many necklaces as Jack did, I just didn't have his mad speed skills. What I could accomplish in a year, he somehow managed in days. (That babyfingerproof necklace that Esther gave me for Christmas lasted two wearings before Jack snapped it in half *sob*)
As a nursing necklace rather than a teether, Mommy Necklaces are not for testing out sharp little baby pearls, but since like everything else in the house they will probably make it into baby's mouth at some point or another, it's nice to know that they are tested for safety both in the content and strength of the cord and the beads.
Nursing necklaces distract little paws and razor claws while nursing and pretty much any other time. Little ones alway think if you have something it must be better than what they have, right? I like to work this to my benefit with an accessory that unlike other jewelry (or my cell phone *coughcough*) won't have its own temper tantrum and demand extensive repairs (and also unlike my cell phone, has a fantastic 3 year guarantee that even covers scuffs).
Jack is already a pro at stealing himself a necklace or two to put on. I promise I'm not teaching him, but I'm sure documenting it for his future embarrassment.
Although the online store is closed at the moment, the reopening is scheduled around a week from now (yay!), and updates have hinted that even more combinations and a stunning array of options will be available.
I'm not being compensated for writing any of this, but my experience on facebook and email has left me amazed. Just being on the phone with any customer service system for a huge company leaves me realizing how much better most WAHMs are at even attempting to seem interested in a customer's needs, but even amongst wonderful WAHMs, Mommy Necklaces stands out. The staff is all super friendly and remarkably gracious, and they respond to email with mind-boggling speed and personality. And they are always thinking of fun new ideas for out-of-the-ordinary contests. The winner of the Motherload contest wins over 30 necklaces! That leaves me speechless.
Nothing beats 30 necklaces, but hey, in the meantime, the more the merrier! So in honor of accessories month, my favorite accessory, and all of you, we're offering a Mommy Necklace in the Jade teardrop style.
I learned several things from the Teething Bling giveaway, one of the most obvious ones being that a bunch of you want to enter more ways than just one, and my wording wasn't really tailored to clarify what the options were. But we're pretty flexible, so this time you can enter several different ways; just leave a comment for each one you choose (and be sure to include your name if you aren't signed in to blogger).
1. Make our day by following fairies and french fries via blogger
2. Tell me your favorite poem (or top few)
3. Check out the Coming Soon album and tell me which style captures you
4. Post about this contest on either facebook or twitter
Open to anyone in the US until midnight pacific time next Wednesday, September 8th, and then I'll draw a winner and announce here on the blog!