Friday, May 27, 2011

bzzz bzzzzz the pretty bee {giveaway!}

TODAY IS MY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. BYE BYE KIDDIES!!! Hellowww  full time MOMMY  and Lillypie. I'm stoked. STOKED! Teachers always cry on the last day of school.  We tear up genuinely for two reasons.

1. We WILL miss your kids...occasionally.  It's fun to see them grow and sad to see them move on.

2. We are crying tears of pure JOY. Joy for the fact that we now get to spend the next two months relaxing and recouping and rejuvenating ourselves back into feeling human again.


So..my tears are dried and ...I'm in the partying mood. and I have the perrrrfect gal to help me celebrate.

Meet Kelly from The Pretty Bee



(Kelly) am a stay at home mom of a busy little toddler boy, and a professional violinist. After my son was born I realized that I didn't want to be away from him! My mom suggested selling my jewelry online. Selling on Etsy has been a great opportunity for me to work from home. I still do a few musical gigs, but designing jewelry has allowed me to stay home and be the kind of hands on mom that I want to be. As a bonus, I get to be creative every day! It's so fun to think of my designs being worn and enjoyed by people around the world!






My shop, Linkel Designs features colorful handmade jewelry with whimsical touches, like bees, bicycles and flowers. My blog, The Pretty Bee is where I share recipes, craft projects and home decor inspiration. I also post outfit pictures from time to time.

overcoming obstacles
I would say the biggest "yes" moment for me was about a year after I opened my Etsy shop and was slammed with orders during the Christmas rush. It was exciting and also scary to have to fill so many orders at once. Making it through that season was a big accomplishment and gave me confidence that I could really do this full time!



TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE

Two of these statements are true about Miss Kelly--one is a bold face LIE. Guess the LIE as an entry to the giveaway and if you get it right? You get 5 EXTRA entries. Woomp!



During my pregnancy I craved Cinnamon Life cereal and Chicken Tikka Masala.

My parents had a cat named Margarita and a chihuahua named Tequila when they were first married.

I'm petrified of flying.
 
 
Kelly is giving away $25 shop credit to one of my lucky party-lovin readers!!
 
 
Here is how to enter :)
To enter, simiply visit Linkel Designs shop and leave a comment telling me what your fave item is! That's it!






for those of you who would like extra entries here ya go!

{please leave a separate comment for each entry}

1. answer the two truths and lie question! You guess right, you get 5 extra entries!!

2. follow Kelly's  blog

3. tweet about it! please link @lauralillypie and @theprettybee

Here is an example to copy and paste--

Check out a great giveaway from @theprettybee  hosted by @lauralillypie. It's beeeeautiful!







Thanks, Kelly!!
Giveaway ends June 3rd  at midnight EST!


oh...and if you love lillypie? you might want to visit Kelly's blog....i'm hanging over there with a saweeet giveaway as well. :)

48 comments:

  1. I am in LOVE with the Garden Party Cuff Bracelet and the Lovely Lily Necklace. It is impossible to choose just one!!!

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  2. Im guessing the lie is shes afraid of flying

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  3. Aqua bouquet ring is my fav

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  4. Going to tweet now @neelykins

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  5. I love Free As a Bird...both versions as well as the Tree of Life.

    FYI...Earlier this month I bought the Free As a Bird necklace (bronze w/ Green bird) for a graduation gift and she LOVED it!! She was wearing it the very next day! :-)

    alecia8@gmail.com

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  6. I follow Kelly's Blog

    alecia8@gmail.com

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  7. Tweeted @Alecia8

    alecia8@gmail.com

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  8. I say the lie is the 2nd one...her parents pets names.

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  9. love the aqua bloom vintage post earrings :)

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  10. i'll say the pregnancy cravings are a lie ;)

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  11. I love this shop!! Thanks for the introduction! I guess my favorite is The Shadow of Your Smile - Silver and Grey Necklace. It's so pretty.

    kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I am following the Pretty Bee's blog.

    kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I'm guessing that she' really not really petrified of flying and that that is the lie.

    kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/kitty_kerri/status/74154176048926721

    kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Hi there...new from The Pretty Bee! Love your stuff. My fav items at Linkel right now are the hair pins. I actually just ordered two sets of them this week!

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  16. I already follow Kelly's blog :)

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  17. And I'm going to say the first comment about the pregnancy craving is the lie (BTW I love that game...I play it with my students at the beginning of the year every year!!)

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  18. i think the statement about flying is a lie.

    and i just love her rose garden ring! <3 may have to buy it with that memorial day discount.

    :) erika @ rougeandwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  19. I LOVE the secret garden necklace. FUN Giveaway :)

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  20. Her pale rose necklace is sooo pretty!

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  21. I visited Linkel Designs and I must say that my favorite item is the Brown Eyed Susan Necklace! =D

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  22. Here are my guesses for the two truths and a lie:

    "During my pregnancy I craved Cinnamon Life cereal and Chicken Tikka Masala." -Truth

    "My parents had a cat named Margarita and a chihuahua named Tequila when they were first married." -Truth

    "I'm petrified of flying." -Lie

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  23. I tweeted! My Twitter is __S_a_r_a_h__

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  24. Love all the post earrings and the pale rose hair pins. Beautiful things!

    Erin
    erinb1@aol.com

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  25. i love all of kelly's items! but, i'm swooning over the "ride along with me" statement necklace! soooooo pretty.

    my two truths and a lie guess would be "i'm petrified of flying". totally think this is a lie.
    smooth day!

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  26. My favorite is definitely the "My Cup of Tea" necklace!

    Cait
    caitbodine@gmail.com

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  27. And I'm following her blog!

    Cait
    caitbodine@gmail.com

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  28. I LOVE her shop!!!!! My favorites are the City Girl earrings. =) http://www.etsy.com/listing/73717270/city-girl-vintage-bohemian-earrings?ref=af_you_favitem

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  29. I already follow her blog. =)

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  30. I think the "bold faced lie" is that she's petrified of flying.

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  31. Beautiful items!
    I think the lie is the one that she is petrified of flying.
    and I'm following her blog too :)

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  32. I love the goldenrod bloom earrings!

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  33. I think the lie is she's petrified of flying...

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  34. My favorite item is the Morning Glory Ring. I hope I win! Oh and my email, sarahcook123atgmaildotcom

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  35. I"m following Kelly's blog.

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  36. I think the false statement is the margarita and taquella animal names.

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  37. My favorite in her shop is the vintage bicycle necklace!

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  38. I think Kelly's lie is the pregnancy cravings ;)

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  39. I'm a follower of the pretty bee blog :)

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  40. i think the lie is she's petrified of flying!

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  41. the lily blue drop earrings are one of my favorites! there is too much good stuff there!

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  42. i'm a follower of the pretty bee blog now!

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