So we’re following up yesterday’s coaching giveaway with a Sporty Girl Jewelry gift card valued at 50 schmackaroos (that’s fancy talk for dollars).
Not familiar with Sporty Girl Jewelry? Well let me fill you in a tad before we unwrap that chic looking box and I show you what was inside.
As if being a mamma of 3, running 5Ks with her 11 year old son, coaching her junior high school aged daughter’s volleyball team, forming her own adult volleyball team, training for her 2nd half marathon, toying around with the idea of entering the tri world and running her own business for the last 7 years (Hip Mom Jewelry) was not enough, running mamma extraordinare, Ann decided she “wanted to start making styles that were sport inspired but they didn't seem to fit with the Hip Mom model” thus Sporty Girl was born and launched this past fall.
“I wanted to take fitness related jewelry to higher level of style while seeking to encourage and empower women,” Ann says. And that she has. I can not even begin to tell you the high quality piece Ann sent me to review. In fact, I won’t. Let me show you. That’d be a hand stamped sterling silver pendant, hammered, for a unique touch, on a 16 inch black rubber cord that I selected and she FULLY delivered. It came packaged as you saw in that photo above and inside the box was a neat little brown pouch to keep it in. It’s just gorgeous.
Ok stop squinting now. I know you need a closer look at which slogan I had her put on it, so let me give you a close up… Now, she can custom design one for you or you can choose from the many sweet models she already has available like I did with “eat pray run repeat.”
Side note on my logo selection: I never see movies unless they’re animated. The only books I ever seem to read are about running or politics. I had no idea that there was a book now made into a movie called Eat Pray Love (no matter what super mega star was the lead). I fully assumed that Ann had somehow ironically just peered into my soul and made this piece up just for me. I eat (alot). I run (alot). And I pray while I run. Then I do it all over again. (I suppose to be fair it should probably also say things like change poopy diapers, pick cheerios out of toddler’s nose, make funny characters out of hands and feet to entertain the 4 year old while we wait around FOREVER at the doctors, etc, etc. which I also do alot. Then again, that’d be a mighty big necklace). It’s these four simple things that keep me going as a mom, especially on those particularly tough and exhausting days.
Like Ann says, “It's hard to make it all work, but I give it my best shot. I feel best about myself when I feel strong in mind and body.” And the necklace she created for me is a reminder of just exactly that. What I need to do, to get it all done and keep this family up and running (no pun intended).
So let’s take Ann up on her offer and score one of you fabulous readers a $50 gift voucher shall we? One winner will randomly be chosen (by my 4 year old, old school style: bowl, slips of paper, and her tiny little hand). The deadline to enter will be January 15th, 2011 and the winner will be announced on January 16th.
How to enter:
1.) You must be a follower of this blog. (WHAT?!! You mean you’re not already. I’m in shock. I need a minute to compose myself….Ok, I’m good. Over to the right sidebar for you please.)
2.) You must “like” Sporty Girl Jewelry on Facebook. You can find them right here if you haven’t already.
Once you’re a follower of SOARM (that’s me) and you’ve given Sporty Girl the thumbs up on FB, leave me a comment to let me know you want in on the giveaway and I’ll be sure to write your name on one of the little slips of paper. Wait…what’s that? You’d like more than one slip of paper in the bowl with your name on it? Can’t say I blame you. $50 to spend on whatever I want at Sporty Girl? Yep. I totally would too. So here’s how you can better your chances and score some additional entries:
1. Head over to the Sporty Girl Website here. Have a little looksie and tell me what you think you’d order if you won our giveaway. (one entry)
2. Become a follower of Sporty Girl’s blog here. (one entry)
3. “Like” Secrets of a Running Mom on Facebook. (one entry)
4. Follow me on Twitter. (one entry)
5. Spread the word about our little contest (FB, Twitter, Email, Dailymile, Word of Mouth, Message written to your neighbor in the snow, whatever. Be creative and let me know what you’ve done) (one entry for each method, limit 5).
Do as many or as few as you like, but let me know what you did in the comments. Only one comment is necessary, so you don’t have to spend all night verbally abusing captcha’s. (I realize they’re a pain, but I’d rather avoid Spam City in my comments so they’re sticking around for awhile).
If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck to you all! And tonight I’m going to leave you with the words of Ann:
“I love fashion and believe that just because we are athletes we don't have to be relegated to boring shorts & t-shirts.”Well said there mamma. Well said. (SHOOT!! I just spilled my water all over my boring shorts & t-shirt. Ok, not really…it’s actually boring shorts and a turtle neck. What? I got cold. Don’t judge my at home writing attire! ;-)
P.S. I know when you head over to Ann's site to check everything out you're just going to adore her stuff. If you can't wait until the contest is over and you've got to order something up now, use the coupon code: BLOG10 at checkout and you'll get 10% off your entire order. Thanks Ann!!