Monday, January 3, 2011

Sporty Girl Jewelry Review & Giveaway

2010-12-29 15.33.31 That’s right. Back to back giveaway posts. Who’s rocking the 2011 so far baby? (That’s not a rhetorical question btw. You all should be yelling back: WE ARE!!).
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.2010-12-29 15.35.03 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…2010-12-29 15.34.56 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:
REQUIRED
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! ;-)
'Til next time...
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!!

87 comments:

Maria said...

Enter me, enter me!! Already a blog follower and "liked" Sporty Girl jewelry on FB!!

Maria

Maria said...

I like Secrets of a Running Mom on FB!

Maria

Maria said...

Shared the giveawat post on FB!

Thanks for the chance!

Maria

Maria said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Maria

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I am now a new follower! I love running blogs!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

and I liked SG on facebook

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

and I like your blog on facebook too!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Okay. I need that I am not afraid bracelet! I am absolutely IN LOVE with it!

Kadie said...

I am a follower

I like Sporty Girl on FB

Posted on my blog

;o)

Heather said...

I follow you. (But I liked your drama!! :)
I liked Sporty Girl on FB.

Whitney said...

I'm a follower and I like Sporty Girl on Facebook.

Whitney said...

I like the I Am Not Afraid necklace...good reminder for those dark moments in a race!

Whitney said...

I like SOARM on Facebook.

Whitney said...

I'm a follower of the Sporty Girl blog.

RunKnitRun said...

I'm a new follower :)

RunKnitRun said...

I like Sporty Girl Jewelry on facebook

RunKnitRun said...

I really like the inspirational jewelry (especially the "I am not afraid" necklace).

RunKnitRun said...

I'm a follower of Sporty Girl's blog.

RunKnitRun said...

I like SOARM on facebook :)

RunKnitRun said...

I follow you on twitter (knitterphd)

RunKnitRun said...

I linked to the giveaway in the sidebar of my blog

RunKnitRun said...

I tweeted the giveaway (knitterphd)

ann said...

I'm a follower

ann said...

I liked them on facebook

ann said...

I liked you on FB

PENNY said...

A follower of SOARM

PENNY said...

A follower of SPORTY GIRL JEWELRY

PENNY said...

I like SPORTY GIRL JEWELRY ON FB

PENNY said...

I love the RACE GIRL NECKLACE 26.2

PENNY said...

I like SOARM ON FB

penny said...

I posted giveaway on my fb page

Michelle said...

I'm already a follower!

I already like Sporty Girl on FB.

I love the "eat, pray, run, repeat" necklace -- definitely sums it all up for me!

I linked this giveaway on my blog.

And I follow you on Twitter already.

I think that earns me 4 slips of paper ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

mommaof3ontherun said...

I'm a follower

mommaof3ontherun said...

I like the run like a girl

mommaof3ontherun said...

I am already a fan on fb

Jennifer said...

I am a follower. I am a fan of Sporty Girl jewelry on Facebook. I also follow their blog. I just signed up to follow you on Twitter. Happy new year!

The Running Mama said...

blog follower and liked on facebook!

The Running Mama said...

i want the run like a girl charm!

The Running Mama said...

posted your contest on my blog! happytobearunningmama.blogspot.com

Staci said...

I follow your blog and Sporty Girls blog. I like Sporty Girl and Secrets of a running mom on FB and I love the Race Girl necklace. Yay! That's 5 entries, thanks for the opportunity.

Lisa said...

I'm a new follower, and I "like" Sporty Girl on FB! Please enter me in the giveaway! :)

Lisa said...

I like SOAM on FB!
I love the "I am not afraid" bracelet and the race bracelet! I may have to flip a coin if I win (oh, I hope I win!!!).
(2 more entries, please. Yay!)

Melissa C said...

I am a new follower to your blog.
I "like" sporty girl on f/b
I would like the "Your Word" necklace, and mine would say "Endure" (provided I don't win it first through her giveway). I would also want the "I am Not Afraid" if I won both :)
I am a follower of Sporty Girl's blog
I did a little blog post on my NEW blog, http://doublejoggerdiaries.blogspot.com/2011/01/sporty-girl-jewelry-giveaways.html
I also posted the link to my blog (with link to your blog) on my f/b.
Whew, hopefully this is good enough for me to win!

Allison said...

I'm a follower!

Allison said...

I like SGJ on FB!

Allison said...

Love the tri tiny tag necklace!

Allison said...

I follow SG's blog

Allison said...

posting on my blog now!

JenniferLeah said...

I'm a follower

JenniferLeah said...

Liked on FB

Linked on my blog sidebar

Tweeted about the contest

I absolutely LOVE the I AM NOT AFRAID necklace. I also really like the Tri Tiny Tag Necklace :)

Following SG's blog

I already follow you on twitter

Thanks for a fun giveaway~she has some great stuff :D

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

I like Sporty Girl on Facebook.

I would like the Run Like a Girl Necklace.

I am a follower of Sporty Girl's blog.

I like Secrets of a Running Mom on Facebook.

Cindy said...

Enter me!!

I am a new follower of your blog.

I am a new follower of Sporty Girl's blog.

I already "like" you on facebook.

I'm torn between the Run like a Girl and Eat, Pray, Run, Repeat.

Katie said...

I follow your blog

Katie said...

I like sporty girl on FB

Katie said...

My favorite is "I am not afraid, I was born to do this" LOVE IT!!

Katie said...

I follow the Sporty Girl Blog

Katie said...

I like you on FB

Katie said...

I follow you on Twitter

Katie said...

I follow you on Twitter

Katie said...

I put the giveaway as my FB status

Katie said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/blsdwfullhands/status/23531202577170432

Katie said...

I added your giveaway to my sidebar

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I am a follower of your blog!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I like sporty girl on FB

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I follow sporty girl blog

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I like the race tags from their site

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I like secrets of a running mom on fb

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Added the contest to my sidebar

Tara Kieninger said...

Enter me, enter me!! Already a blog follower and "liked" Sporty Girl jewelry on FB!!

Running_Gurl said...

Enter me please. I signed up to follow your blog and "liked" sporty girl jewelry on FB! Great blog!

themcconnellfive said...

Please enter me in sporty girl jewelry giveaway! I signed up for your blog (which is great) and "liked" sporty girl on FB. Thanks so much!

Jennifer Jones said...

1. I follow SOARM!
2. Like Sporty Girl on FB
3. I would get the "race girl" necklace"
4. Following Sport Girl's blog
5. Like SOARM on FB
6. Follow you on Twitter

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

I like Sporty Girl Jewelry on Facebook.

Stacie said...

I like the I Am Not Afraid bracelet.

Stacie said...

I follow Sporty Girl's blog.

Stacie said...

I like Secrets Of A Running Mom on Facebook.

Stacie said...

I follow you on Twitter ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog.

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

Stacie said...

I sent out an email to my friends/family.

Kittee I am a Runner! :) said...

I am a follower now. I am new to the bloggy world. And I will be reading your posts. You are entertaining. I also liked on FB. So pick me!

Cynthia O'H said...

Thanks for the reminder. Here is goes:

1.I'm a follower.
2. I follow you on FB.
3. I follow Sporty Girl Jewellery on FB.
4. I follow you on Twitter (Gosh, I must really like you. That counts for something, right?)
5. Love the Race Tags Necklace - you can personalize it to what you want.
6.Shared on FB.
7. Shared on my blog.
8. Shared on Twitter.

Thanks, Kelly!

Missy said...

I am a new follower to your blog but have "liked" you on FB for awhile. I have started following your blog and, as I said before, "Like" your FB page; "Like" Sporty Girl's FB page; following you now on Twitter. And I forwarded the links to my sisters.

Anonymous said...

Too late I guess. Next time! Shannon!

Jennifer said...

I just liked you on Facebook.