Thursday, March 7, 2013

hope{full} giveaway

Have you ever sat and had coffee with a good friend, talking for hours and hours?  You know that feeling of happiness and satisfaction?  Your heart is full from the conversation and your tummy is warm from the coffee (or tea)?  This is how I feel about Lisa Leonard.  She is somebody who I have followed for several years when a friend introduced me to her jewelry line.  Lisa makes beautiful, handmade jewelry.  She made me my special "Emma and Molly" necklace that I cherish.  I've never met her in person, but I follow her on Facebook and her blog and feel like I know her in person.  She is loved by many, so down to earth and very talented....and has some adorable little boys to boot!

So it was no surprise I was delighted to see her announce a new jewelry line called hope{full}.  This is from her web site:

"Each piece from our hope{full} collection is fair trade, organic and sustainable, giving work to Ecuadorian women and building families and communities. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings are made from tagua seeds, which are harvested, carved and dyed vibrant, beautiful shades.  We are also offering hand-made scarves that can be worn in your hair, around your waist, around your neck and any other creative way! Additionally, with the sale of each piece from the hope{full} collection, Lisa Leonard Designs will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Jungle Kids. For each piece sold we’re buying lunch for a child in need. That is awesome."


You know what I did next?  I e-mailed the famous Lisa Leonard herself and asked if she would consider doing a giveaway on my blog.  Honestly, I didn't expect a response.  Little old me and my little old blog.....BUT, just a few hours after my initial e-mail, Lisa Leonard e-mailed me back, she checked out my little old blog and told me she would love to do a giveaway!  I was beside myself with excitement.  Lisa Leonard restored my faith in "famous people" with her humbleness and ease to talk to.  (Now I reeeeally want to sit down with her in real life for some coffee). 

I wanted to host this giveaway because I love what the hope{full} line is about.  Not only are the pieces beautiful but they provide.  They provide jobs and food.  Shopping is fun....but it's more fun to shop for things that give back!  Right?    

So lets get down to it.  Lisa has graciously offered to give away a scarf, a necklace and a pair of earrings.  I'm wearing the scarf today and it is perfect for the spring transition from winter to summer.  It's soft and not thick, but warm at the same time.     

Ash Grey Scarf
 And how gorgeous is this necklace.  It's chunky--but not too chunky, vibrant and fun!  The size adjusts so you can wear it long or short. 
Ocean View Necklace

 ...and the ruby red earrings.  Who couldn't use a splash of color hanging from your ears?!
Ruby Red Earrings
Want to know how to enter?  Go over to the hope{full} page, browse the eye candy, come back here and tell me what you love!  You know there are bracelets, too!  So go over....check it out.  If you can't wait for the drawing, buy something!  Buy a kid lunch for a day :)  You know...mother's day is right around the corner!

I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on Friday, March 15th.  One winner will receive all three pieces pictured above.  Good luck! 
xoxo

*all photos are from LLD's web site

60 comments:

Stefanie said...

I love everything about her new line -- the wrap necklaces, the seed earrings...ALL OF IT. I'd take anything from this line and be ecstatic! Plus, I also have some of her jewelry and love it! Awesome giveaway!

Dawn said...

I love it all! The olive bracelet is my favorite!

Beth said...

I love the earrings and bracelets! So pretty!

Molly said...

Cute stuff! My favorite are the long wrap necklaces! :)

2Bugaboos said...

How fun! I love it all and would wear any of it! But I'd probably choose the necklace :)

Sharron said...

I love the necklaces too!! I love that it gives back as well :)

Hip Hippo Designs said...

I love all of it but I really like the ruby red necklace!

dawn said...

So hard to pick just one thing I love. Hmmm. The ruby red necklace is gorgeous!

Angelica Ng said...

Love this...anything art deco I love!

http://www.lisaleonardonline.com/pink-quartz-art-deco-necklace-P714C76.aspx

Chillin' with Lemonade said...

Oh! So fun! They are all beautiful! I love the ruby red bracelet and the pretty pink scarf. She made my HJK: Jeremiah 31:3 necklace!

racergirl1313 said...

I love the deep blue bracelet. Thanks!!

Mike said...

I love the scarves and the long brown necklace.

Mary Horowitz said...

So hard to pick just one! I love the chunky necklaces, and think the red one would be fab! Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway! {mary at maryhorowitz dot com}

Korkowski Kit & Kin said...

Love the colors of the 'oceanview' necklace...such a fun color for spring!

R.J. said...

SO many things to love, but I think my favorite is the ocean view necklace!

Anonymous said...

I love the whole line and love the idea of filling a belly! My favourite piece (hard to pick!)but my favourite piece would have to be the ocean view bracelet! I love it! I am from a small east coast town and love the open waters, fresh salt air...I miss it very much and this bracelet would be a constant reminder of where I come from and that I can always go home!

Marni G said...

I love Lisa's jewelry! In fact I'm wearing the heartstrings necklace today. I have several of her pieces and am looking forward to adding some of these new items....the bracelets are just amazing. I want one in every color!
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Michelle (Shelle) Sealy said...

The oceanview necklace is my fav piece. Have collected some of lisa's other stuff and love that she's got this line now too.

Michelle Underwood said...

I love all three items listed in the giveaway. I also love the ocean view bracelet! Tanks!

Michelle Underwood said...

*thanks!

Robin said...

I love them all but especially the ocean view necklace!

Anonymous said...

I love the bracelets!

Rachel said...

I love Lisa Leonard designs... my favorite from the hope{full} collection are the green grass earrings...

Jessica said...

Ocean view bracelet.

GinH said...

I love the turquoise bracelet. But let's be honest I love all her stuff!!! ;) xo

Emily said...

I love LLD! She is someone that I too would like to have coffee with as I have a lot I could learn from her. I really love the statement necklace here as it is not too overberaing but yet adds great color!

STEFFIEJ said...

WOW...WE HAVE THE SAME THOUGHTS...I HAVE FOLLOWED LISA FOR A WHILE NOW TOO THRU HER BLOG AND NOW FB AND INSTAGRAM...I TOO HAVE GOTTEN SOME OF MY MOST SENTIMENTAL JEWELRY FROM HER AND FOR GIFTS FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE...SHE ALSO DONATED TO A CAUSE I AM VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT AND I FELT JUST LIKE U...I WAS JUST IN AWE TO HEAR BACK FROM HER...SHE IS TRULY AN AMAZING PERSON AND SO GIVING!!...MY FAVE IS THE OLIVE BRACELET BUT I ALSO LOVE THE TEAL NECKLACE...I'VE PURCHASED THE RED BRACELETS FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR THIS YEAR...THANKS FOR THE GIVE-A-WAY...AND THANKS FOR SHARING!!

Casey W said...

I love the long wrap necklaces. Especially the natural... it looks like mini marshmallows which my 2 year old would think is hilarious. :)

Kari said...

I love the saffron bracelet and the turquoise stud earrings the most. That bracelet would look great with a gray top! Love Lisa's stuff!

Jamie said...

I love all of LLD! This new line is so fun with all the pops of color. I especially love the necklaces that can be adjusted to wear different lengths.

Molly B said...

I love everything in this new line and everything about it too! love the scarves and bracelets

Dawn said...

I love it all as well--but what caught my eye were the natural earrings--those would be perfect for an everyday summer pair. So pretty!

lace said...

The oatmeal fleck necklace is adorable and I love her tiny tags initials necklace that I own.

Lydia Powell said...

Oh my goodness! My favorite is the Ocean View Bracelet! Love!

Amanda said...

I can't pick one! I love the pretty pink scarf and the long wrap sunshine necklace. Those may have to be an early Mother's Day gift to me! Love LLD :)

Misty said...

Hi Emily! Look at all the color on her page!! I love the reds! So beautiful! All of it!

Molly said...

I love the oceanview bracelet!

AllisonDacia said...

I've never heard of her, so I checked out her page. Fun stuff. I think I like the chunky style and color of the oceanview bracelet.

Olivia Talbot said...

I love the vibrant colors, and mixing them up! So pretty and such a great cause!

rachel said...

I'm digging the celebrate cake banner

niki said...

Love it all...such vibrant colors and a great cause. I especially love the ruby red necklace.

Megan said...

I love the ash grey necklace - but they are all fabulous!

McLeodx5 said...

I love all her stuff...necklaces are my FAVE. The turquoise one...swooooon!

Stephanie said...

I love the entire line, but my favorite is the olive green necklace.

Beth said...

I love all of her items and have bought quite a few for myself and as gifts. I love that the new line is also "giving back." I will definitely be buying myself some of the beautiful, colorful jewelry for spring!

Annie & Eric said...

I love the chunky turquoise bracelet! I love LL's collections. Stamped jewelry is my favorite :)

Melinda Kong said...

I'm loving all of it but I'm especially loving the green grass earrings both the posts and the pendant ones - they remind me of spring something I dream of with all this snow on the ground

The Cohen's said...

I like all of it! But I love the "this is love" and "connected" necklace, both are pewter. :)

Jessica said...

I love the olive green necklace
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Erin Lane said...

I love the yellow earrings - http://aparentingproduction.com/2013/03/should-i-take-my-kids-to-see-oz-the-great-and-powerful.html

Susan A said...

My favorite is the Ocean View line of her new Hope(full) collection. I too enjoy her jewelry and blog, such a great person supporting fabulous things in life.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful selection! It is difficult to choose a favorite. The bright colors in the new line get me thinking about spring. Wouldn't one of her pieces be the perfect Mothers Day gift?

Shawgil said...

I love all the vibrant colors my favorites are the ocean bracelet and saffron bracelet! Oh, the scarves are beautiful too

Bryna Rodenhizer said...

Love the cause AND love the jewelry! Especially the ruby reds!

Sarah R. said...

I like the thin sterling cuff. How fun to be able to personalize something that pretty.

Raina said...

Out of this line, I really love the bracelets. It's all so beautiful, though!

tammy rhodes said...

I Love Love the Tourqouise Globe Earrings. They are BEAUTIFUL..Love the color blue (wishing my eyes were blue)

Sara Jackson said...

I am drooling over all of Lisa Leonard's jewelry! I would have to say that all of the earrings are my favorites. I love using earrings as a pop of color with an outfit and these are all so fun!

Hadley Biamby said...

She has amazing jewelry! It is very hard to narrow it down but I will say the saffron bracelet caught my eye.

Francisca said...

love the saffron bracelet@