Saturday

A Little Bit of Etsy in my Life: A Giveaway Celebration!

I've been needing a little inspiration in my life lately. You know, to keep me going. Six workouts a week (when we're not sick that is) and eating well gets a little hard to do now and then. Life gets in the way.

So I thought about how I'd keep myself motivated. I thought maybe something to do with that whole looking cute when you work out thing. So I bought new workout clothes.

Which worked for about a second. Or at least the first time I wore them. Then I thought that I'd like to find a skinny leather choker to wear when I run. It would be my "running necklace". I would feel empowered by it. It would keep me going. Inspire me.

So I searched all over for a leather choker. Every single little Claire's, Icing, jewelry shop I could find. Nothing. Then I found a leather choker in one of those middle places in the mall for $4 and it broke within the first 5 minutes of my ownership. Literally. I took it out of the package and the clasp broke. Bummer.

Then, I found a surf shop that sold them and they were made special to not turn your neck black when sweat and/or water hit it and I was really excited. So I put it on before my run.

And I looked like a dominatrix.

So that didn't work.

But I was still into the cute inspiration necklace thing. I didn't want the dream to die. And one day, out of nowhere I found some charms that I really loved. So I made my own necklaces that didn't break or run and I put charms on them that I could feel empowered wearing. Like "Discipline" or "Love Life, Live Life." Or "I need more cowbell". (I wore that one out dancing.)

Now these are me. I've found myself wearing them pretty much every day. With pretty much every outfit. They even hold up to constant showering! Believe it or not.

Anyway, I love them. So now I'm addicted. I love these necklaces because they inspire me. And they keep me inspired when my inspiration whittles down to zero.

The moral of the story is, I would love to share these with you. This week, I opened up my own little Etsy shop with my own little necklaces and today I am giving one away. So head on over there and take a look around. (It's over there on my sidebar too!)

Pick a style that you like and leave me a comment with which one you would like and Mr. Random Number Generator (I call him "sir") will decide who gets it. Comments close Sunday night at 10pm e.t. Winner will be announced Monday morning. Good luck to you! If you don't win, that's ok! I have a week-long special going on there! Check it out!
http://www.inspiremechic.etsy.com/

30 comments:

  1. I noticed these the other day and *loved* them, and I am not that kind of girl, but these are perfect.

    The "live life love life" one rocks, but there are a couple others a close second.

    How cool that you made these!! I love the reasoning, too. Makes sense to me.

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  2. I love the "focus" one! A stranger once told me I lacked focus, and I had to agree. You are a cool chick with a cool shop. I'm going to add your giveaway to my Friday round up!

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  3. i like the 'discipline' one or 'focus' because i really need to focus on being disciplined lol really. i get sidetracked often. :-/

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  4. Love Live Live Life is my favorite. I think they are all pretty cute!

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  5. Congratlations! I hope your new adventure takes off with a blast. I love the live life one

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  6. oooh, I like the Love Life Live Life one - we could all do with being reminded that life is to be enjoyed!

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  7. I love this type of jewelry. It's so inspiring. My choice would be the focus or discipline one as that is what I am needing right now in business, so either works LOL Oh but I also like the Trust in your Dreams. Decisions, decisions

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  8. I adore your necklaces what a lovely idea :)

    Good luck with the keep fit xx

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  9. I absolutely LOVE "trust in your dreams." It's perfect. Good luck with your new shop! :)

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  10. I want the "Discipline" one. I need to be doing six workouts a week, just like you. And I need to get on top of all the projects I've started, but have het to finish.

    Love you blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. These are so cute, what a great idea. I like the Trust In Your Dreams one and the Focus one.

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  12. I like the Discipline one - not so much for workouts, but in many areas of my life I tend to procrastinate.

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  13. I love the "love life live life" because that is exactly what I do... My husband asked me to learn how to ride a dirt bike and I did... he asked me like the music he played and I did... he asked me love him for him and I did... so you see these necklace fits me perfectly!!!!!

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  14. I love the Courage, Strength, Wisdom Leather Choker. So sweet!

    dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

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  15. Hello Christie,
    My favourite is definitely Trust in Your Dream. All the charms are very inspirational, but this one strikes a chord.
    Thanks for holding such a pretty giveaway.=)

    zlyn88@gmail.com

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  16. I like the Focus necklace. I'm all over the place sometimes and this would be a great reminder for me. Good luck with the new Etsy shop!
    doot65 at comcast dot net

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  17. I like the Love Life, Live Life, the color and feel of it is very nice!

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  18. I like the Love Life Live Life Necklace.

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  19. These are adorable! I like "Discipline."

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  20. I love these necklaces! If I win, I would love to have the Trust in Your Dreams!!!

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  21. These are awesome. I love the "Courage, Strength" one!

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  22. I need more cowbell. Who doesn't?!

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  23. The Courage, Strength Leather Choker. But they all have very good messages!

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  24. These are all wonderful! I will put you in my etsy favorites. :) I love the "I need more cowbell" one. The others are great, but I like the humor of that one!

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  25. I found your site through Maggie's Mind! I really like it! I am in the process of "contemplating" my fitness goalss. Because of this, I picked the necklace that says "Displine" as I need it to move from contemplation into action! I will definetly be visiting this site more often! Its very cool and uplifting!
    Peace,
    Diva

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  26. "More Cow Bell", please!

    These are soooo cute; love them.

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  27. I really like "Focus" because it is something I am always saying to my son!

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  28. I love these, I've actually been looking for something similar. Glad I found yours! I especially like the "love life live life".

    unexpectedblissblog@yahoo.com

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  29. I love the "Courage, Strength, Wisdom Leather Choker"! Thanks!
    bunnybox9 at gmail . com

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  30. I really like the focus and discipline necklaces. Very nice and thanks for the chance.

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