{Giveaway}: Special Someone

Happy Friday!  Today we are bringing you a special treat…and a GIVEAWAY!!  We’ve teamed up with our friends at CardsandGiftcards.com for an extra special Friday surprise.  Check out the giveaway details below…

Wouldn’t it be awesome to give $100 to someone who really deserves it? Well here is your chance to actually make a difference… No, seriously it is.

All you have to do is NOMINATE SOMEONE…

No gimmicks, no puns about it.

We want you to nominate someone who really deserves it. May it be a teacher, a policeman, a single parent that does it all. Whatever it is, we want to hear your stories. We’ll announce the winner on March 25th, 2016

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Rules:
1. In a few thoughtful words, jump to this Facebook Post and tell us why this person deserves this prize. (The person nominated must have a valid U.S. address.)
2. Share this Facebook Post
3. Like our Page https://www.facebook.com/cardsandgiftcards/

The Nominated Winner will receive:
-A Congratulations Card attached with your special message and a $100 Gift Card of your choice from our store (http://www.cardsandgiftcards.com/) enclosed in our awesome handmade envelopes finished off with a vintage wax seal.

Cheers and Good Luck!

Be sure to check out Cardsandgiftcards.com today and enter to win. 

Cheers
~ Jillian

(HSE loves this giveaway…but is not providing the cash prize or gift card…we can thank cardsandgiftcards.com for that!!)

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{GiveAway!!} – Sister Silver

We love to support handmade and small business here at HSE!  Its even better when we discover these fabulous shops because of something we are in the market for AND when that shop owner is just the sweetest (and an HSE reader)!!

I was looking for a cool mixed metal band to wear between my wedding band and engagement ring and stumbled on the Sister Silver shop.  Beautiful metal work pieces that fit any taste or style!  I was so thrilled when I received my ring and even more thrilled to chat with Randy!  She is a super talented artist with a great positive outlook!!  (she fits right into our “Choose Joy” way of life!!)

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metal bracelet

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Randy has been making jewelry for more years than many of us have been alive and still plans on continuing the adventure for many years to come. Back in the days when one could still find a mentor, she apprenticed for several years before becoming her own gal, forming a business with her sister in a company called Sisters Silver….which was easy to change to singular form when her sis moved to California. Throughout adventures in metal with her apprenticeship, college classes, private classes, home study and 45 years of practice, she has come into her own being and loves putting all those lessons together in new ways. Now retired to the stage of only working 6-8 hours a day, she never knows what she’ll be doing in her studio—only that she will love it or hate it!  It’s the journey that counts and so much is learned, even from mistakes. It counts in all areas of life, even metalwork!

Randy is just the best and is a regular HSE reader!!  SO as a little treat for her fellow readers she is offering a 10% off discount code through December 5th!!  Just enter the code: SPLITENDS when checking out for your super fabulous discount!!

Happy Shopping
~ Jillian

Giveaway!! – SilkWay (Closed)

This giveaway is now closed!  Congrats to Haleigh on winning this beautiful pillow!!

You are going to absolutely LOVE me after you read this post (that is if you don’t already of course?!?)  Our new sofa came with a bunch of pillows, which is great…except that they matched the sofa (BORING!!)  So on the hunt for fabulous pillow covers I went…and found this gem of an Etsy shop – Silkway.  The pillow covers are beautiful, unique, well priced and fantastic quality!  I could not be more thrilled with them AND today is your lucky day!  One super special winner gets their very own Silkway original!!  Not only will you fall in love with the shop, the shop’s owner and creator of these beauties, Jonail is just the sweetest!!  Here’s a little bit about her, her shop Silkway and the art of Ikat…Check it out!!! (The amazing pillow cover below is just waiting for its new home…so enter to win!)

ikat pillow

Silkway – is a story where you can buy unique uzbekistan ikat items and vintage suzani.

Like a cloud Uzbek Ikats display a great variety of patterns, may be composed of several combinations of materials and may be woven in both simple and complex structures. The single features shared by all of these extraordinary textiles is the complex dyeing process which is undertaken before the individual elements are arranged upon the loom. All ikat cloths have either their warps, their wefts, or, in rare cases, both warps and wefts dyed only in selective areas and only before those threads have been placed before the loom. The process of preventing the dyes from penetrating the entire warp or weft is known as ‘reserving’ or ‘resist dye’ and it produces the essential characteristics of ikat cloth. At the points where the reserved areas meet the dyed sections, carefully controlled amounts of color merge with one another randomly creating subtle, slightly blurred patterns. This dyeing technique ensures that each abr (cloud) is unique, and it is this aesthetic quality which suggests an analogy with clouds. There are very many Uzbek handmade articles made of Ikat: clothes, pillow covers, variety of decorative handicrafts, bags, etc.

**Giveaway time !! 

  • Prize: (1) 20×20 pillow cover – follow this link for the beautiful giveaway pillow cover)
  • To Enter: Leave a comment telling us your favorite thing that has happened today (big or small!!)
  • Bonus Entry: To increase your chances of winning, leave a second comment on this post with a link to your next most favorite piece from the Silkway collection
  • Giveaway Closes: November 26, 2013 at 8pm
  • Details: The winner will be announced as an update to this post. {so be sure to check back!!}  Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.

Thank you Silkway!! & Happy Giveaway!

~ Jillian

Giveaway – Datevitation (closed)

***This giveaway is now closed…Congrats to Maren S. on winning the custom date coupon book from Datevitation!  You will be contacted with details on how to claim your prize.***

8 - Datevitation Logo

Datevitation.com is the web’s first online platform that allows users to create a custom love coupon book. Unlike the pre-packaged love coupon books on the market, you are able to hand-pick the “date” activities and can customize the text to your liking.  Once you are done customizing your book, Datevitation will print it out on high-quality cardstock, wrap it in a cute “Surprise” envelope and ship it to you.  You can read all about my experience with creating my first Datevitation coupon book for my husband here.

1 - Datevitaiton Book

2 - Datevitation String & Button Packaging

The Datevitation library contains over 350 date ideas ranging from skydiving to stargazing, shopping, rock climbing and even some adult-only activities. They also have over 100 book cover options to suit any occasion.

7- Datevitation Perfect For Any Occasions

In addition to being the perfect romantic gift for your sweetie, Datevitation recently launched its “boy” and “girl” characters with over 200 new activity illustrations specifically for kids and parents.

3 - Datevitation Thougtful Date Ideas 5 - Datevitation Love Coupons for Kids 6 - Datevitation Love Coupons for Parents

The team at Datevitation were so excited to hear about my wonderful experience, they have offered up a FREE customized coupon book to one of our readers!

**Giveaway time !! 

  • Prize: Your choice of  (1) customized coupon book
  • To Enter: check out the details via a Rafflecopter drawing
  • Bonus Entry: To increase your chances of winning, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite sweet thing you like to do for your special someone
  • Giveaway Closes: July 25, 2013 at 8pm
  • Details: The winner will announced as an update to this post. {so be sure to check back!!}  Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.

REMINDER: As a special treat for Her Split Ends followers, Datevitation has also extended a discount of $10 off your coupon book orders during the month of July!  Use discount code  ‘SPLITENDS’ for $10 off your purchases through July 31, 2012.  Books normally start at just $20.  That means you can get your loved one a one-of-a-kind gift for any occasion starting at just $10!

Datevitation is a family business, run by the husband-wife team of Alex and Olga Karpman.  You can get to know them on the Datevitation blog, where they offer video guides to date ideas and romantic gestures.   

~Brittany

{Giveaway!} – Rylie Caldwell Designs (closed)

***This giveaway is now closed…Congrats to Victoria S for winning the custom piece of artwork from Rylie Caldwell Designs!!  Victoria please contact Her Split Ends to claim your prize!!
It’s giveaway time again!!!  We’ve got a REALLY good one for you today.  This giveaway comes to you from a truly talented {and sweet} friend of mine, whose artistic ability is just amazing!!
Rylie Caldwell creates personalized artwork, gifts and stationary that will make a statement in your home or touch the heart of a loved one.  Rylie is available to create a home rendering of a special family home or landmark, pet portrait, children or family portraits as well as fine art and custom stationary.  These works of art will make the perfect accent to you home or an unforgettable gift!
I may or may not have commissioned one of my very own from her…but can’t reveal it to you until after Christmas {SO PUMPED!}  So check out her shop today and cross those last things off your gift list!!!
{I’ve combined images in this post to show you as many as possible…check out Rylie’s Etsy shop for individual images and details!!}
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Rylie-family
Rylie-home
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**Giveaway time !! 

  • Prize: Your choice of either (1) free 5×7 customized watercolor drawing or 1/2 price on (1) 8×10 customized drawing!!!
  • To Enter: Favorite Rylie’s Shop on Etsy and leave a comment telling us you have!
  • Bonus Entry: To increase your chances of winning, like Her Split Ends on Facebook {Then, simply leave a 2nd comment telling us you did!}
  • BONUS Bonus Entry: Share this giveaway on Facebook/twitter/instagram {or other favorite social media outlet} and leave a comment telling us you did!!
  • Giveaway Closes: Tuesday 12.11, at 8pm
  • Details: The winner will be randomly selected using random.org & announced next Wednesday morning as an update to this post. {so be sure to check back!!}  Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.

{Giveaway!} – Cupcake Social (closed)

**This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to the winner Jaime!**

It’s giveaway time again!!!!!  This weeks giveaway is just in time for the spooky holiday coming up…Halloween!  I stumbled on the sweet Jen from Cupcake Social when searching for all the details for my sister-in-law’s baby shower!  I used her her cute straws, pink twine and pink polkadot liners to add a little extra “girly” to the event {check out a few of the images here}  So enter to win {and send your friends}!

**Giveaway time !! 

  • Prize: 1 set of black & orange striped straws, 1 pack of halloween sprinkle quins and 1 set of halloween cupcake liners!
  • To Enter: Like Cupcake Social on Facebook and leave a comment telling us you have!
  • Bonus Entry: To increase your chances of winning, visit Cupcake Social at etsy and tell us what your favorite item is!  {Then, simply leave a 2nd comment telling us you did!}
  • Giveaway Closes: Tuesday 10.16, at 8pm
  • Details: The winner will be randomly selected using random.org & announced next Friday morning as an update to this post. {so be sure to check back!!}  Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.

{Giveaway!} – Gina Creates (closed)

This giveaway is now closed:  Congrats to Shauna Oberg from Satori Design for Living!

It’s GIVEAWAY time again!!  This one comes to us from the lovely Gina of Gina Creates found at Etsy.  Gina makes adorable customized onesies for your little one or to pass on to the little ones you love!  I stumbled on Gina while searching for a kick-butt onesies to give to my sweet little Niece.  I had my heart set on a “I Just got here & I’m already AWESOME” onesie and Gina did not disappoint!  {I mean lets be honest…that little Alys girl is pretty much the most awesome thing ever} Gina customized the onesie to be just perfect with the colors and fonts I was looking for!

Here are a few other awesome designs she’s put together…

**Giveaway time !! 

  • Prize: one custom printed onesie {any design – the sky’s the limit!}
  • To Enter: Check out Gina’s shop Gina Creates  and leave a comment telling us what your favorite design is or what custom idea you would love to see!
  • Bonus Entry: To increase your chances of winning, earn a second entry by posting this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter. {Then, simply leave a 2nd comment telling us you did!}
  • Giveaway Closes: Thursday, 9.20 at 8pm
  • Details: The winner will be randomly selected using random.org & announced next Friday morning as an update to this post. {so be sure to check back!!}  Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.

{Giveaway!} – Rayna Lane (closed)

We’ve got a good one for you today kids!!  I discovered miss Rayna of RaynaLane,inc on etsy last Christmas while on a hunt for a present for some newlyweds in my life.  I was ABSOLUTELY thrilled when I found her etsy shop & even more thrilled when I received the finished product

{If it wasn’t personalized for my in-laws I might have just kept it for myself I loved it soo much!}  She was so sweet to work with, totally customizing the pillow to be exactly what I was looking for!  Here’s a little note from Rayna:

Hi HerSplitEnds Readers,

I’m Rayna of raynalane,inc.  Many thanks to Jillian for this feature on her wonderful blog!  I have always loved sewing/crafting and when my professional career was affected by the economic downturn, I decided to turn my creative passion into an etsy shop:  www.raynalaneinc.etsy.com.  I stumbled on burlap a few years ago when my non-sewing best friend *had* to have burlap runners at her wedding…and needed my help!  Little did I know it would become the design must-have that it is today!  I created a pillow for Jillian’s in-laws and now you can have one too!  The pillow can be customized with colors, monograms, dates or even logo/artwork for your special event. The possibilities are endless!  The information is printed on the burlap and the insert is down.

**Giveaway time !! 

  • Prize: one custom printed 18″x18″ burlap pillow
  • To Enter: Leave a comment telling us what you would do on your custom pillow {just click on the comment bubble at the top of this post!}
  • Bonus Entry: To increase your chances of winning, earn a second entry by posting this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter. {Then, simply leave a 2nd comment telling us you did!}
  • Giveaway Closes: Wednesday, 8.15 at 8pm
  • Details: The winner will be randomly selected using random.org & announced next Thursday morning as an update to this post. {so be sure to check back!!}  Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.

Good Luck & happy winning! {I’m only bummed that I can’t win this one!!}

~ Jillian

The Perfect Pin {and Giveaway winner!}

Morning all!  Its a crazy one over here so I decided to take a little break to look at a few of my favorite things this week {the obsession with Pinterest continues!}  They are TotAllY random…so prepare yourself {and stick around ti’l the end for the GoodBelly giveaway winner!}

{This NEEDS to be mine…seriously}

 

So now its giveaway time!!  Huge thanks to the wonderful people at GoodBelly for putting together this great price and to all my readers for participating!  Stay tuned for MANY more giveaways to come!!

And the winner is {drumroll please…} Robin Knutson!  Robin’s favorite HSE posts are the Monday Mantras {especially Meant to be – also one of my favorites too Robin!!}   

Cheers {and lots of love to all!}
~ Jillian

{Giveaway!} – Good Belly (closed)

This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to our winner Brittany!

{Brittany please contact us to collect your goodies!}

Remember this post when I shared with you what I consider to be a LIFE changing find with the FABULOUS products from GoodBelly?!  GoodBelly is a probiotic juice drink with a specialized probiotic strain that helps balance your intestinal microflora {the good bacteria}.  All GoodBelly products are certified organic, dairy free, soy free, vegan and kosher.  They are available in the GoodBelly quarts, GoodBelly+ 2.7oz shots, the Big Shot which has twice the amount of cultures, probiotic coconut water and the straight shot.  My personal fav is the Blueberry Acai GoodBelly+ but so far I haven’t tried one that I don’t like!!

The wonderful people at GoodBelly want to make sure that all of my readers have the chance to give their digestive system a boost!!  Try the GoodBelly 12 Day Challenge. It’s super easy and fun – just drink one serving of GoodBelly each day for 12 consecutive days straight and see how you feel! It’s a great way to truly give GoodBelly a try and see how their probiotics work for you.  Click here to find a store near you that has jumped on the Good Belly train!

**Giveaway time !! 

  • Prize: three VIP vouchers for GoodBelly product {in other words you can do the 12 Day challenge free o’ charge cuz the GoodBelly+ come in packs of 4!!}
  • To Enter: Leave a comment telling us your favorite Her Split Ends post so far…{just click on the comment bubble at the top of this post!}
  • Bonus Entry: To increase your chances of winning, earn a second entry by having a friend subscribe to Her Split Ends. {Then, simply leave a 2nd comment with your friend’s user name}
  • Giveaway Closes: Wednesday, July 25th at 8pm
  • Details: The winner will be randomly selected using random.org & announced next Thursday morning as an update to this post. {so be sure to check back!!}  Giveaway is open to U.S. readers only {GoodBelly is currently not available outside the U.S.}

Good Luck! {and happy health!}

~ Jillian