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Something About Silver {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

I love to follow blogs on Google Reader, and one friend posted a blog entry with a picture of her new necklace a couple of weeks ago.  It was a small charm of her husband’s first initial on a delicate chain – simple but meaningful, and I wanted one, too!

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Something About Silver offers the exact type of necklace I was coveting, and I jumped at the chance to review one similar to my friend’s.  After a quick e-mail conversation about what I wanted, my perfect necklace was in the mail and on my doorstep just a couple of days later.  Extremely fast shipping, and amazing customer service!  I absolutely loved the packaging – it came in the most adorable box tied with ribbon, and the necklace was placed in a bag inside that box.  I put my necklace on immediately after receiving it in the mail and have worn it every day since.

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This would be the PERFECT Valentine’s Day gift, and after browsing through the Something About Silver website, I found a variety of other meaningful gifts for family members and friends for any holiday.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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I love the idea of a personalized ring, and I especially loved these Stacking Rings with names hand-stamped on each one individually.

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I also love the versatility of the Circle of Love Bracelet that could be used for either a mom or a grandmother.

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I especially loved the choices for men — it can be tricky to find thoughtful, tear-inducing gifts for them!  This Dad Keychain could also work as a great Grandparents’ Day gift, or could be given to a brother or new father.

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And, for the musician in us all — the hand-stamped Guitar Pick.  🙂

All of the jewelry and gifts from Something About Silver are handmade and the personalization is hand-stamped, making these items even more meaningful.  Head over to Something About Silver to check out their wide selection of amazing jewelry, then head back here to enter to win!

ALL DANDY READERS CAN USE THE COUPON CODE DGM10 FOR 10 PERCENT OFF PURCHASES AT SOMETHING ABOUT SILVER!  HAPPY SHOPPING!

One Dandy reader will win a necklace from Something About Silver, and the winner has a choice of three:

1.       Tiny initial block letter necklace on a delicate chain in choice of sterling silver or gold filled. (shown above)
2.       Tiny heart on a delicate chain in choice of sterling silver or gold filled.
Heart Matte Gold on blue
3.       Hand Stamped bar necklace with the word LOVE or another word of your choice in sterling silver or gold filled.
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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.
** The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the evening of Saturday, February 9th, and emailed within 24 hours. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Something About Silver, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Get personal with Alli’s Originals

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

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I’m about to share with you a great tip for holiday shopping, but first…  Happy Black Friday to all!  Please say you are reading this from the comfort of your own home and not on your phone in some store line somewhere.  If you are in line somewhere then get out of line now and go back home.  😉   I’ll admit that I’ve taken part in two Black Friday excursions in my lifetime.  The getting up at 3am to go shopping type of excursions.  Never again.  Repeat after me.  It’s. Not. Worth. It.  Basically it boils down to this.  That 50 inch television for $100?  There’s only like five of ’em in the store.  To even have the slightest possibility of getting your paws on one would mean camping out for at least 24 hours.  Your Thanksgiving dinner would have been consumed on the sidewalk in front of the store.  Never going to happen.

What did awakening at 3am get me in years past?  Hmmm…  A really great deal on a set of plastic storage containers that I didn’t really need.  Then there was that really great deal on a craft cutter that I’ve used maybe twice.  Oh and the $2 DVDs and $5 jammies that I thought would make great gifts…  Yeah those just screamed, “I didn’t really know what to get you, so I bought you the $2 DVD and $5 PJs at the Black Friday sale”.

The only deal items I could actually get my hands on were things that I bought solely out of spontaneity.  I didn’t really need the items, so I spent money just to spend it!  And I got up at 3am to do it!!!  (Being awake that early also contributed to my lack of shopping judgment.)  The aftermath?  I felt disgusting and groggy for the rest of the day (very much like pulling an all nighter in college) and vowed to never do that again.

How exactly do I shop now for holiday gifts?  Well, this year I’d say that I’m about 90% done with the people on my list and up to this point I’ve purchased everything online.  I love to online shop. I t’s so much easier than running around from store to store.  Everything is right there at my fingertips on the world wide web.  Plus, with online shopping you can make gifts so much more personal.  Don’t give out the $2 DVDs and $5 jammies.  Actually put some thought into the gift.  Like with a piece of personalized jewelry.

Alli Grosberg from Alli’s Originals is actually sending me this gem for gift giving:

Now the person whom the above is for might be reading this posting, so I can’t tell you exactly what I’m going to do with it.  But…  I promise there will be a follow up posting to fill you in.  😉

Alli’s Originals is the perfect place to shop for holiday gifts.  The place to find a gift that really lets the recipient know you put some thought into it.  Not at all like those DVDs and jammies.  🙂    Alli creates gorgeous hand stamped jewelry:

 

 

 

Even keychains:

So Alli’s Originals is truly the place to find that personal gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

I cannot wait to tell you what I’m doing with that forever heart, but I’ll keep it top secret for now.  Stay tuned…

*This posting was sponsored by Alli’s Originals, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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