Monday, February 15, 2010

*Swoon* A Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway!



Yep, I said swoon. That really is the best way to describe how I feel when I see Lisa's jewelry. About a month ago I was gifted with a piece of her jewelry that may very well be one of the most special pieces of jewelry I own. It is her Mama necklace. I have been coveting it for quite some time, and I am so thrilled to have one of my own.

I remember the day it arrived here. I think I may have even squealed when I opened it up. I have to say - for as beautiful as the pictures on the website are, they do not do it justice. You can actually see and feel all the love put into it when you hold it in your hands. My girls both fell in love with it as easily as I did, and I do believe this will one day be an heirloom passed on to them.

The first thing that spoke to me about this necklace was that it has my favorite word inscribed on it 'Mama'. You really don't come across many things with that, anymore. They seem to be few and far between. 'Mama' is such a strong and deep word to me. I knew when K was born that was the name I was to have. Hearing her say that wonderful word for the first time, was when I felt I was truly born. I really hope my girls will always call me Mama but I know it will ultimately be up to them. So for now, I will savor and relish hearing their sweet little voices speak that one simple word that means so much to me. Seeing it every day around my neck is a little reminder, too, to enjoy it while I can. They grow up much too fast.



Needless to say, this necklace hasn't come off my neck since I opened it up, ok well minus the picture of K holding it on here...

Now enough of my ramblings and back to Lisa. Besides being creative and amazingly talented, Lisa has such a big heart and kind soul. I had the pleasure of corresponding with Lisa via e-mail over the past month, and I could not say enough good things about her. Knowing how kind hearted she is just makes her jewelry even more special to me. If you haven't already, please go check out Lisa's store (I am like a kid in a candy store drooling over all the beauty there) and blog today!



I am super excited to announce that Lisa is generously giving away this very same necklace to one of you lucky readers. Thank you, Lisa!! If you're not crazy like me over 'Mama' it can be inscribed differently. You can look at her webstore to see all of the details.

All you have to do to enter is a leave a comment on this post. If you would like more than one chance to win this beautiful necklace, please follow Lisa on Twitter and then come back and and leave a second comment telling me you did so. That's it! As simple as can be.
I will close the comments next Sunday February 21 at 7pm PST, and then randomly choose the winner. I will announce the winner later that evening.

Thank you so much, again, Lisa!!
I wish you all the best of luck and can't wait to see who wins!

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193 comments:

Shanda said...

Ooooo. What a wonderful giveaway. I also loved being called Mama! Thank you.

mamashawn said...

I, too love the name Mama. What a beautiful, beautiful necklace! *swoon* indeed...

Mat. Emily said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thank you!

cat said...

oh i realy want one..haha what a gorgeous necklace!

xoxo

The Queen Herself said...

Seriously?! I am the first to leave a comment? I am super excited about this necklace. I've been drooling over similar necklaces over at Etsy! Here's hoping! Thanks for the chance!

Jaime said...

i am in love with lisa leonard's work.

Jaime said...

i am now following lisa leonard in twitter

MamaLin said...

Oh yippee! What a generous giveaway. I've been drooling over Lisa's stuff for a while. Would love to have one of these lovely necklaces to call my own.

Mary said...

I love it!

Aimee said...

LOVE her jewelry...*swoon* is the right word!

Rose said...

Oh! I have admired her work for so long, I would absolutely love to win!

Simply Playing said...

Wow! Swoon is right - what a great necklace! Thanks for the opportunity!

Earth Mama said...

What a beautiful give away!

I am so happy to have found her shop as well!

eidolons said...

I, too, have longed for one of these necklaces. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Mackenzie said...

Oh, I have been wanting one of those!! That's so sweet of you ladies!
quiverfullmama@gmail.com

eidolons said...

And I've followed Lisa's twitter thing. My username is kiconnor, though I only use it to read other's messages.

Nicole said...

I'm the first one to enter? I guess this would be a good time to introduce myself. ;)
I just started following your blog a couple weeks ago and I love it!
-n

Genevieve said...

I have admired that necklace many times before, it truly is beautiful & heartfelt.

Carrie said...

So beautiful - I would love such a thing of beauty. My name is "Momma" though - my husband wrote it that way on my first Mother's Day when he gave me a hydrangea from my daughter, Lela. But I completely agree - the word, whether spelled momma or mama, stirs my very soul.

Thanks to Nicole and Lisa for such a lovely and generous giveaway!

Peace,
Carrie

Megan B. said...

That necklace looks beautiful!

Megan B. said...

I also follwed Lisa on Twitter for a second entry.

Jennifer said...

I just love Lisa's work, I have her Be Still necklace and I just adore it. Great giveaway!

Jen said...

Love it!

Kim said...

Lovely! And Mama would be just fine with me ; )

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful necklace! Thank you to you and Lisa for organizing this giveaway!

Anita said...

I really like her designs too! So simple and so beautiful.

Eagle Loft said...

*swoon* indeed! I love Lisa's beautiful creations. 'Mama' is the perfect inscription -- it was my baby's first word. :)

Aimee said...

I absolutely love her designs! They are so beautiful and unique. I, too, love the word, but we spell it "Momma." My boy, Jameson, calls me Ma-mom, which I love. Thanks for the opportunity to win something so special! Best wishes to you and yours!

P.S. You live in my hometown area, and when you post, it makes me miss Portland!

Jess said...

I am a regular blog reader, very rare commenter (I found at MDC on the Waldorf forum).

I love, love, love LL's jewelry. In fact, one of her bracelets is on my list I gave my husband for gift ideas for our 10 year anniversary next month.

I would love to be entered into a contest to win this necklace! And I am so glad your family is feeling better.

emily said...

Lovely! I have been coveting her necklaces for some time now.

Rain said...

I love love love love Lisa Leonard.
Just found your blog and have so enjoyed it.

tulsileaf said...

Lovely necklace!

It's funny how what your children call you can effect you so much. I am not so into Mama. For my, I am Mummy. My mothers side of the family is English and I have always called my mother Mum/Mummy. My husband, who is Puerto Rican would always refer to me as Mami and for a while my daughter started saying it. I tried to not make a big deal over it, so when talking about myself to her I referred to myself as Mummy. Now she calls me that of her own free will. I love it. In her class of peers everyone is calling their mothers Mommy and Mama and there is my little one calling me Mummy. Makes me melt.

Love that picture of you and your sweet little one.

Take Care!

Liz said...

That is a beautiful charm.

kangy22 said...

Wow! What a beautiful necklace. It is so simple, solid and true.

sunflwrdaydream said...

Soooo beautiful! I too love to hear "Mama" coming from my little girl's mouth

Tricia said...

I too have been drooling over her necklaces! Thanks for a chance to win this!

holistic_earthmama said...

I love her designs! I am also "mama" rather than mommy or mom and love this necklace.

Hobbit said...

ooh, i'll swoon too. i'm a mama in a long line of mamas, and nothing else would feel right. how proud i would be to wear this lovely gift.

lisa said...

Oh how gorgeous!

lisa said...

I just followed Lisa on twitter ;)

Meredith said...

Oh my, I have been wanting a Lisa Leonard piece for so long. I love her jewelry! Pick me pick me!

Mary said...

I love her stuff. You articulated so the sentiments of such a necklace.

healing hillary said...

awesome necklace. this mama wants one too!

healing hillary said...

oh and swoon indeed. just twitted (is that the verbage?) her!

twitter: healinghillary

Grace said...

Beautiful! I'd love to win and I'm Mama too!

Marina said...

Love, love, love Lisa's designs! What a wonderful, generous giveaway! I had one of her necklaces inscribed to have all of my boys names on it and I think it is my favorite piece of jewelry, next to my wedding band :)

That photo of you and K is amazing! Have to know whether DH took it or if you were just so talented that you did it with one hand?! Love it! K's expression is just beautiful ( I <3 my future DIL!)

xoxo, M

Alyssa said...

I'd love to win one of Lisa's lovely pieces... such beautiful designs...

Pamela said...

my babies call me mama sometimes and i love it.

Pamela said...

i follow lisa on twitter.
i'm @pameladayton

sara said...

I love Lisa's jewelry as well and have always wanted to own a piece! I also read her blog every day--so inspiring!!!

Sally said...

oh, thank you both! Her work is lovely!

Sally said...

and for that second chance, i just did the twitter thing! :)

Jen G. said...

I love Lisa's designs...so lovely! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Emilie said...

I'm a "Mama" too :)

i love her designs!

MmMTASTY said...

I am now following Lisa on Twitter!
-n

Vera said...

What amazing jewelery!I'd never seen her work before. I'd love to own a piece!

Vera said...

I'm following her on twitter too :)

Anonymous said...

I just love the simplicity and elegance of her jewelry.
-violet

Simple Mama said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm throwing my name in the mix, keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

<3

X0X0

erika~ the inspired mama said...

i actually think *swoon* is perfectly fitting! i would be thrilled to win! thank you for the opportunity :)

xo,
erika

erika~ the inspired mama said...

i am now a twitter follower of lisa leonard :)

momma rae said...

i'm so in love with lisa's work. winning one of her giveaways will likely be the only way one of her beautiful pieces will be around my neck anytime soon. ;) thanks for the opportunity!

momma rae said...

okay, i am following lisa on twitter....a whole new realm for me!

Karah said...

What a beautiful necklace! My kids still call me mama but my oldest is starting to say mom more and more...

kim said...

yeah for mamas! great necklace....

B said...

How generous Lisa is! I'm a mummy too, living in UK. My eldest calls me Mummy, My middle one calls me Mama, and my youngest is a few weeks old and I wait with wonder to hear what she will call me.

Glad you are all on the mend now
Bx

Pampered Mom said...

Such a beautiful necklace!

Rayelle said...

That's a really gorgeous necklace! I love the name 'Mama' too. I had not yet seen Lisa's jewelry and I now have something to put on my wishlist for Mother's Day. Unless, of course, I am so lucky to win it!

Mrs. H said...

Love her jewlery! and the Mama necklace! Thanks for the giveaway.

Mrs. H

Kimberley said...

Oh that necklace is sooo soooo pretty! Keeping my fingers crossed!

CodeCrafter said...

Those necklaces are truly beautiful. I too have been eying them for a long time!

D A a + r said...

What a gorgeous necklace! I knew I wanted my children to call me 'Mama' and for now- that's what I am called. It's very similar to the Korean word as well, 엄마 "uh-mah." :) Anyway, thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I'm excited!

Lisa said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks!! I'll just enter once since I don't twitter!! LOL

Heather O. said...

I love this!

Celeste said...

I am not yet a momma myself - but I would love to be able to win this & give it to one of my friends who is going to become a mama for the 1st time in June :)

Celeste said...

I'm already following Lisa on twitter :)
@celeste_w

Antje (sundari6@lycos.com) said...

what a lovely necklace. I already have one of her designs (I gave one of her necklaces to each Mama in my family this Christmas)
but this Mama necklace is really special. So please do enter me in the draw, and I too highly recommend checking out her designs, they are so beautiful...

Lisa said...

Ooooohhhhh... I just love her designs - I've been eyeing them for a while now! Just beautiful!

Tracey said...

My favorite word! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Lucy said...

I would love to enter. Thank you.

Karla said...

Love Lisa Leonard's designs and I really enjoy your blog!
Thanks!

Lori said...

sooo beautiful. I have always wanted one of these myself.

Jacqui, Ali, Jarrah and Ned said...

I love the word Mama, it's not used commonly in Australia (we use Mum or Mummy) but both my sweethearts have called me Mama!! PS - Love Lisa's work, have spoiled friends with gifts from her collections and it's about time I have one too!!!! :)

Junk Pirate said...

lovely. generous. swoon indeed.

gardenmama said...

An incredible giveaway Nicole!! Thank you both for sharing this exquisite piece of art! Absolutely the most gorgeous necklace ever, I actually had tears in my eyes reading your words about 'mama' Nicole and was so surprised to see this necklace giveaway! Thank you for this generous chance : )

Lydia said...

I'd love a chance at the beautiful Mama necklace! That word means so much to me as well.

gardenmama said...

I have no business being on twitter and I am giggling to myself that I just signed up! I am now following Lisa on twitter and have no idea what I am doing lol ; ) want.that.necklace!! : )xo

Aimee said...

I've wanted one of these forever too!! They are so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, love Lisa Leonard...what a great combination! And this necklace is so incredibly beautiful, I would wear it with mama pride! And I am following LL's twitter, (did it b/f I entered, to save you counting me twice). Jamie

jmader@ualberta.ca

Marci Simonini said...

I have asked for one of Lisa's necklaces for Mother's Day, wouldn't it be amazing if I could win it!

Kelly and Kelly said...

wow, this is so pretty!!

Redbeet Mama said...

Very pretty give away.

boatbaby said...

Oh Nicole -- I am right there swooning with you! Her work is divine and this is a fabulous giveaway! Thank you both!

Bonnie said...

LOVE IT!!! Would be so wonderful to have and pass on to my daughter one day.....

ann-margaret said...

how lovely!!! thank you for this wonderful give away...mama is music to my ears!!!

Leslie and Melissa said...

this necklace is beautiful. I love it. My son just started calling me mama and I am hoping my daughter does to:) I've been looking for a piece of jewelry that I could wear that would represent the beauty of being a mama :)

Ellamama said...

That is pure sweetness!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! I know just what you mean about the title of "Mama" - so much meaning packed into such a little word :) I would love to have this, especially as I'll be a Mama for the 4th time in just a few weeks :)

Leela said...

Oh how I too love to be called 'Mama'! A beautiful necklace.

Shannon said...

Oooh! I love that necklace so much--no wonder you've yet to take it off :) Thank you kindly (to Lisa as well) for the chance to receive such a beautiful gift.

Bonnie said...

Thank you for telling me about her AMAZING work!!! LOVE it!! Went to her website, signed up for her newsletter, checked out her blog and twitter update. Gee, I really hope I win that gorgeous necklace.....

emily said...

Following her on twitter for the second chance! Thanks again!

Paula P. said...

Ahhh...sweet Mama....would be so proud to wear this.

ThePAK said...

Beautiful post (I love Mama, too), beautiful necklace!

Zone8 Knitter said...

What a nice givaway! I like the necklace and others I have seen on Esty that are similar.

Crossing my fingers!

janelle said...

So beautiful! I love both Mama and Mommy, but as my own mom says to her kids, "I don't care what you call me, as long as you call me." Thanks for the chance to win!

janelle said...

Just followed Lisa on Twitter--actually my first time on Twitter, if you can believe it!

Alicia said...

Count me in, it's beautiful!

Myrnie said...

What a lovely necklace and a sweet giveaway!

kabouters said...

whate a lovely give away!!
i'm six times 'mama' ;0)

larns said...

What a lovely giveaway and such a special necklace!

Andria said...

She does amazing work!

Megan said...

Oh her stuff is so pretty!

Heather said...

Her jewelry is simply beautiful! ~H

Clare said...

I am not usually a jewelry person, but those necklaces are just amazing! And very touching. Thank you.

Nicole said...

I am now following Lisa on Twitter :)

yearofhandmade said...

Oh my oh my oh my I am swooning ~ have been wanting a piece of her jewelry for sooo long! Thanks for the chance.

yearofhandmade said...

dropped by to follow Lisa Leonard on Twitter =0)

SandraAd. said...

OMG! this is so beautiful! I love it...

Melissa said...

Oh yes, SWOON! I have 2 of her necklaces, the most recent one I received on Valentine's day. I LOVE the mama necklace and would be over the moon if I won it :o) Oh, and I'm 37 and I still call my mama 'mama'.

Melanie said...

Oh, yes I swoon over Lisa's work, too! So beautiful!

michelle said...

I have ALWAYS wanted that necklace since first setting eyes on it! I would LOVe to win it!!! Thanks so much!!

michelle said...

Just added lisa to my twitter!

Jenna said...

Wow, another wonderful giveaway!! That necklace is so sweet--I'm so swooning! I'd wear that with pride.
<3

eringoodman said...

what a beautiful description of lisa and her work.

i too love the name mama. (and i love that my husband chose to be called papa.)

thanks for the chance to win.

~erin

Katie said...

This would be so lovely! My little calls me mama, and I would love this beautiful necklace.
Thanks for the chance :)

Kate said...

Such a sweet necklace! Being called mama is a very special joy to me...

calynde said...

I also swoon over her stuff. Truly beautiful. It's so cool to see you acquiring sponsors as your blog grows. Keep up the good work!

Honeybunny's Mom said...

That truly is a beautiful piece!

angelica said...

I would LOVE to win this necklace!

Helena said...

These pieces are so beautiful. I am a "Mamam" and I am so glad to hear of other mothers with alternate names to mummy! Great stuff!

Pamela said...

Absolutely lovely.

Christinam1216@yahoo.com said...

ohmygosh, I hope I win this! Sunday is my birthday and this would be the perfect present!

Eva said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Mama is what my children call me, it's one of those little German traditions I have brought with me to the US...

Cole said...

I follow Lisa now!

Cole said...

and what a beautiful necklace, thanks for the chance!

Ramos Family said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.! What more can I say?!

moodymama said...

I love Lisa Leonard's jewelry. This mama would love to have one of her pieces!

m moon said...

oh it is soo beautifil :)

Prairie Girl said...

A name I feel so honoured to have.

I would love to wear this around my neck :)

Megan said...

Such a beautiful necklace! I too, am "mama", and will cherish that name forever. Great giveaway! Thanks.

WadeOut In The Water said...

What a pretty necklace! Would love to win .

kate said...

o my goodness. words cannot express ho wmuch i would love to win! oh!

Kelly said...

Wow, what a beautiful necklace! I love Lisa's designs and I loved your post too...becoming "mama" is the best thing that ever happened to me.

Joy said...

Ooh, it's so lovely on you, Nicole! I've been *really* wanting one and heavily hinting to the hubby about Mama's Day coming and how perfect this would be. ;)

Mary said...

love these! I will humor myself by entering, though I have never won anything in my life... love all of the photos of you both... so sweet!

Sara said...

Such a beautiful necklace, I would love one like that!

Honey Pumpkin Mama said...

This is a wonderful giveaway. My favorite thing in the world is to hear my babies call me mama! Thank you.

StoicBirth said...

Amazing how something so simple, can be so timeless, and provoke such deep emotion. What a wonderful piece of art, for sure an heirloom piece. Hope my Junah gets lucky, if I were to win it would be seen more by him than anyone else while he nurses the days away.

Mea said...

Swooning right along with you! The necklace is gorgeous, like all of Lisa's creations. Thank you Nicole, and Lisa for this generous giveaway. Count me in!

Hilary said...

I have always loved the simplicity of Lisa's designs and the gracious beauty of what each piece says. Thank you

Georgia said...

Oh wow, I just love Lisa's necklace. Thanks for the chance to win one.

ingrid said...

love, love, love her designs!
thanks

Anonymous said...

The necklace is so beautiful...What a wonderful give away...My grandchildren call my daughter Mama and now I wish that my daughter and son called me Mama...you are right, it does sound deeper and more wonderful than Mom...is it too late to change (they are 32 and 30)?

H. said...

Love it! Her pieces are incredible!

Elizabeth said...

Oh I love Lisa's work and have wanting one for so long. I love being called mama. All my girls still call me that even though some of them are in their teens and tweens. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

Annie@Imagination said...

WONDERFUL :)
Mine would say Maman -- which is like music to my ears -- my children are growing up bilingual but at three their language of speech is currently english - even though I'm french first... so hearing them call me Maman is like notes of music through their english vocabulary... :) what a fabulous giveaway!

Lydia said...

I'm now following Lisa on twitter as well, my name over there is Lydrock. Thanks again!

Marcie said...

What a fun necklace! Elegant and beautiful.

Hanna said...

Swooning...
Yup, Mama about sums it up! 'Cause I love every minute (mostly) of being a Mama. Oh please pick me. :)

Hanna said...

And also, I am following Lisaleonard on twitter. ;) So pick me.

wildviolets said...

It is so beautiful and I melt when my little one calls me mama.

lavidalondon said...

I love Lisa's work! I am not a mama yet but praying very hard I will be soon. Thanks for sharing this with us all!

Brooke said...

LOVE her work! I covet one of those necklaces also. Such sweet sentiment. Thanks for the giveaway (both of you!)

East Coast Kimballs said...

mama ... I feel the same way about that amazing word! beautiful :)

livingslowly said...

How sweet! I think her designs are so sweet and love being called mama also.

livingslowly said...

Just added Lisa to my twitter account!

kehs11 said...

Thank you so much for sharing Lisa's designs - they are gorgeous! I too love being called mama but I also really like the idea of inscribing my girls names on one of her rings. Thanks for sharing!!

kehs11 said...

Just added Lisa to my Twitter account

Kunklebaby said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Her work is beautiful. I'm also called "Mama" at our house, and couldn't possibly love anything more!!

Anonymous said...

I am definitely "mama" to my daughter (though I think my son says "mom" more often -- I need to listen closely!). Lovely necklace, great giveaway. --nancywalters44@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful giveaway.
winterluna2002@yahoo.com

nicola@which name? said...

oh, i have been eyeing her necklaces since i saw them a year ago on soule mama. so far, no one has gotten me one for christmas or a birthday and i need one. (ok, i just want one!)
count me in and THANKS!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Ronnie said...

such an exquisite design. My little ones call me Mama but i have had quite a few "Mummy's" sneak in ...sigh

Sue and Brian said...

Oh I love this necklace! I too love being called Mama by my sweet little one. After years of TTC I didn't know if it would ever happen so its so amazing to hear that everyday now!

threelittlebirds said...

Beautiful necklace! And I *love* being 'mama' :)

Sarah said...

I'm about to become a mama in 3 months and looking for a just the right piece of jewelry. Maybe this is it!
thanks
Sarah Lee

Christine said...

i just love your little one holding it in her hand... precious.

enikő said...

I LOVE that necklace!

Kris said...

love Lisa Leonard!

julie said...

How beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to enter.

robina said...

i have been seeing this necklace everywhere and totally swooning over it too! what a fun giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love Lisa's jewelry!
madtownsprite at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

i follow Lisa on twitter!
madtownsprite at gmail dot com

Nickname unavailable said...

this necklace is absolutely beautiful! thanks so much for the chance to win :) -becky

weliveintheforest said...

lovely, but I wish we got to see your face too!

weliveintheforest said...

I'm following on twitter too

jenn said...

Love the necklace...Thanks for the link...

christine said...

Love her work! A beautiful way to show everyone the most important being you are - mama!

KL said...

do about Lisa's creations. pick me pick me!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful necklace! Lisa's work is amazing.

dongdong said...

What a generous giveaway. The necklace is beautiful!Love it.

Patricia said...

Thank you for the beautiful giveaway, Nicole! I'm mama here most days, but with everyone getting older, I hear it all. ;)

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