Monday, October 28, 2013

Giveaway With The Vagabond Studio! Enter to win Customizable Bracelets!

I didn't end up listing those paintings like I said I would.
We all knew I wouldn't.. It's not like I was even busy.
In fact, I slept all stinking day yesterday!
Seriously I did. I woke up at 2 pm, then went back to sleep from 3:30-5.
It was nuts. I was just so tired. And feeling awfully sluggish.
Then, sleeping all day yesterday caused me to not be able to fall asleep last night.
I was trying to fall asleep from 2-4 am last night.

I did however wake up and do yoga today.
Then I remembered how the first day back at if after 6 months was killer on my back.
So I'm sitting with a heating pad feeling a tiny bit defeated...
But, at least I tried.
And I'll try again until I stretch all the pain out of this back.
But  for now, this heating pad feels pretty good.

So, today I'm going to try to get those paintings listed,
orders shipped, and maybe even make a nice dinner for Sterling and me.

Those are my goals at least. I even have them written down.. so they might actually happen.
It's not like I'm forgetful and completely scatter brained.. I just have a lot going on.
Kind of like too many internet tabs being open at once.
But enough about all this, cause it's Monday and my favorite part about Monday's are giveaways! 

Today's giveaway is from The Vagabond Studio. 

Remember last week's outfit post? And my beautiful quote bracelets? 
Now is your chance to win some of your own! 

I freaking love quotes.
I have folders on my computer of quotes.
I often share them on the blog, Sterling and I text images of our favorite quotes to each other.
Quotes have helped me through hard times in my life.
There is A LOT of power behind words... 
So, I love my quote bracelets from The Vagabond Studio

Shai from The Vagabond Studio is giving away a trio of Aluminum Bracelets. A $42 value!
Totally customizable.
You pick your quotes. 
Anything you'd like! 
Endless possibilities. 


What quote would you get? 
If you need some ideas, check out her shop! She's got some great ideas, icons and styles! 

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A bit about Shai from The Vagabond Studio

In the deepest crevices of my being, I am a creator. Not *the* creator, or anyone snazzy and ultra-special like that, but the kind of creator who finds painted desert sands in used coffee grains and spends afternoons with fingers and facial features smeared in charcoal and graphite. I inscribe words onto pages and blog posts with a complicated mix of tears and cheer. I create laughter. At my day job, I help create peace. I've even been lucky enough to create a handful of hilariously quirky children. 

My name is Shai Smith, and I am a creator. 

I am also a 28 year old mom (of 2 + 2 step-kiddos), a full-time student, a blogger, a social media coordinator, a wife, and an activist. And, as of the past few months, I've finally come to love the fact that I'm from Georgia. 

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Fun fact? Every single time I've typed studio I have accidentally spelled it stuido. 
I'm not even kidding... I need a nap! 

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  1. I actually have wanted to get Bryant and I matching bracelets that say "I love you" and "I know" like the one's in the first picture for quite sometime now! We both are nerdy and love Star Wars, so It's kind of a tip to Han Solo. And It's also what we say to each other all the time! We never just say, "I love you too" we always say "i know". These would be perfect!

  2. I would have them say "I love you forever & Ever" And the other to say "I love you eternally" since it's a contest with my husband to see who will get there first!

  3. I adore these bracelets! I would probably get a qoute from Lucille Ball!

  4. I'm not sure what quote I would choose, but I'm pretty sure it will be
    a quote from Yoda.

  5. I would choose the following quote on mine if I won: "Books are a uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King

  6. I love these! I would use a quote having to do with sisters!

  7. Followed on Blogloving for step one of the giveaway because I didn't see where to follow ...

  8. Love not in words but with deed and actions

  9. A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert

  10. "A life lived for art is never a life wasted."
    Thank you for the chance to win! Love these!!

  11. i don't know what quote i would choose at this moment, but i do know it would be for christmas gifts. also can i say how absolutely poetic shai's description is? i dig it. rachael i understand the whole heating pad to alleviate pain thing. be kind to yourself. :)

  12. Well, thank you! :D
    I can never choose what to stamp onto bracelets either - that's how I wind up with so many! lol.

  13. i love the idea of the first one- 'i love you' and 'i know' i would probably do that and give one to my 16 year old daughter

  14. i would have to think about it but probably a line from a hymn or a john burroughs quote

  15. Breathe, and wait five minutes, and then I want to wear it every single day for the rest of my days.

  16. "never be daunted" I love hand stamped jewelry!

  17. So many choices!
    One would have to say:
    "It is not down in any map, true places never are."
    On the inside: "Wanderlust"

  18. I follow you on bloglovin (since google reader is no more...)! My quotes of choice would be "play me that song", "I almost said I love you", and "to the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef". The first two refer to songs that were very important to the beginning of my relationship with my husband; the third is an inside joke that has yet to die after five years. :) great giveaway, these are beautiful!

  19. i follow your blog! I would get "life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination". it's from a book :)

  20. "Dream Believe Do" - or simply "Love" - or "Your Life is Whatever You Make It, So Make It a Good One"

  21. I'd like “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving," and “You are what you believe yourself to be," all from Paulo Coelho, my favorite author :)
    I've been following you for ages, and I love it! Sorry it's taken me so long to comment :-S

  22. I'd like this quote: 'Where hope and faith grows, miracles blossom."


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