Thursday, July 8, 2010

Giveaway here for ORGANIC Jewelry ooooh (:

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Naturaleza Organic Jewelry + Earring Giveaway (Win A Pair Of Sterling Silver + Seed Earrings)

Moran Fuerte Ring - recycled sterling and organic wood band

From the very first time I browsed the naturalezanica shop on etsy I immediately fell in love their jewelry. The simple elegance of the designs combined with the beautiful hues and patterns of nature are a perfect and beautiful pairing. I don't really ever purchase mass produced jewelry because most conventional, mass marketed pieces look either too gaudy, too cheap or (to be blunt) too ugly. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the independently created and designed pieces created by Naturaleza Organic Jewelry which are absolutely stunning!

Naturaleza Organic Jewelry (naturalezanica on ebay) is completely designed and handmade by Kentucky residents, Amy and Marlon Obando Solano. Marlon grew up in rural Nicaragua where he learned to work with and create using natural forest materials. Now he and Amy combine ancestral Nicaraguan adornment techniques with modern design elements to make beautiful, unique pieces of jewelry. Each piece the duo creates is made of sustainable, hand collected raw materials such as seeds, nuts and wood along with 100% recycled sterling silver. Naturaleza Organic Jewelry also does not use varnish or dye on their pieces, instead polishing them with organic sesame oil, allowing the vibrant colors and patterns of nature to shine through.

Naturaleza Organic Jewelry would make a wonderful anniversary or birthday gift, the perfect wedding or engagement bands, or just something to add to your personal collection. Some of my favorite pieces from Marlon & Amy's portfolio (along with the rings pictured above) can be seen below:

Asi Nacascolo - sustainable nacascolo wood with recycled sterling silver inlay

Turquoise Lados Rings - Custom designed ring set with turquoise inlay and unity symbol.

Lados Lapis Azul and Coyol Ring - Coyol seed, lapiz azul and recycled sterling.

Naciendo - handcarved nacascolo necklace with recycled sterling leaf inlay

Nambaro Circle Earrings - sustainable cocobolo wood earrings
**all photos in this post property of Naturaleza Organic Jewelry**


I contacted Marlon and Amy personally and they very generously offered to giveaway a pair of their Seed Squiggle Earrings (brown carbon seed and recycled sterling, $32 value) to one of my readers!

*To enter all you need to do is visit:
naturalezanica shop on etsy
or Naturaleza al Descubierto on flickr
and tell me a piece that wasn't listed here that you would love to own (or give) or something you learned about them or their jewelry.

For one extra entry each you can:
* "Like" Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook and leave your name (if you'd like, you can also say hello on their wall & let them know you like their work)
* Post this giveaway in your blog and leave a link to your post
* Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (you may tweet once per day)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry! Also make sure to leave your email address in one of your comments or have your email address visible in your profile.

This giveaway will end on August 8, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to anyone, anywhere in the world (international readers welcome)!

Good luck!



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Look at this mommy gift basket giveaway! Also, check out their site. They have the CUTEST onesies/t shirts with little sayings on them!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Text Message Baby Giveaway: Gift Basket (Value $125)

Text Messaging has become such an intricate part of society today. Many people find they can't live or even operate without the use of their cell phones. As a parent, I have come to find that one of the most difficult parts of raising a teen today is in communicating with them. If you are like most parents, text messaging is sometimes the only way to get their attention. Sad but true we have somehow become this society of convenience when it comes to talking with our children. Although everyone has their own opinions as to how the lines of communication should be met between our children, we can all agree that in this age of technology that any kind of communication is better than none at all.

Text Message Baby was created out of our love of texting. My twin daughters were actually my inspiration behind the concept of baby clothes with funny text message graphics on them. I also wanted to offer parents today an alternative to buy a product that was eco-friendly and safe for their children so we print all our designs on the finest 100% organic cotton. It's nice to imagine what babies would say if they could actually text. Our organic onesies, tees and bibs have become a popular gift for any occasion and moms, dads and grandparents everywhere love them!!

Whether you are new to our product or have been a fan for quite some time, we would love for you to help spread the word about us. In appreciation for getting the word out about our super cute product we want to giveaway a basket full of our product, along with other eco-friendly things (value $125). Items included are not only for baby, but mom as well. You will receive the following:
"Laugh My Diaper Off" Onesie (100% organic cotton - size 12/18m)
"Stuck In My Highchair" Bib (100% organic cotton)
"Giggle" T-Shirt (100% organic cotton - 2T)
Adorable Soft Plush Animal by Beverly Hills Teddy Bear
Eco-Friendly Sassy Earth Brights Nature Inspired Wooden Toy
Eco-Friendly Gardening Kit (Basil Mix)
Fully Lined Storage Wicker Basket
Here's how you can enter to win:

Just visit our website at and tell us which of our onesies, tees or bibs you like best either by leaving a comment here or on our facebook page!


Wow, that's a long link o_O.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Check out this gift card giveaway!

Check out this cool ballet shoe giveaway!

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Check out this makeup giveaway!

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This is a giveaway for a dress of your choice from Zepherra! AwesomeX3

SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010

will win a DRESS of their choice from ZEPHERRA.

Contest requirements:
1. You must be a follower of my blog. Tell me where (google reader, bloglovin', feeds)
2. You must follow my page and suggest it to your friends.
3. You must follow Zepherra's page and suggest it to your friends.

4. Send the print screen to ckawaiilover at gmail dot com with "ZEPHERRA" as subject. You can also comment on this blog to tell me that you've joined.

More chances of winning:
1. Follow me on twitter and tweet "RT @ckawaiilover WIN A DRESS FROM @ZEPHERRA/"
2. Additional 2 entries if you post this contest to your blog.
3. Additional 3 entries join Zepherra's mailing list or sign up for an account on their website too.

IMPORTANT! The number of friends you invite=number of entries to win! Contest ends on July 11, 2010.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Check out this Giveaway!

Designer Apparel Giveaway
Category: Giveaways — Eyeliah is a San Francisco based shopping search engine that connects you with hundreds of brands from BCBG to Burberry to Juicy Couture. They have kindly offered up this gorgeous Alex and Ani Space Ring to one of YOU lovely readers. A futuristic style with a meaningful connection to the past, this gold-plated recycled-metal ring features sparkle detail at the faceted stone. Ring is 1″ long and approximately a Size 7. This is another one I wish I could win!

Giveaway is open to USA and Canada. Leave one comment here to enter, for extra entries do any or all of the following;

1. Visit DesignerApparel and comment your favorite item here.
2. Follow me on twitter and tweet the giveaway @eyeliah
3. Post this contest on your blog
4. Go to The Eyeline and leave a comment.
Be sure to leave additional comments here for each extra entry to count.

Entries are accepted until July 18th at MIDNIGHT PST and winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

EDIT: The website is