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Giveaway: Red Raven Studios

This giveaway is no longer accepting entries. Thanks to all who participated!

With spring right around the corner, what better time than now to prep not only your home for the warm days, but also your wardrobe. It’s this time of year that I find myself yearning for light tees, slip on sandals, and ponytails. And to top off the look? How about some sweet porcelain bling from this week’s giveaway sponsor, Red Raven Studios. Yes, please.

Red Raven Studios is run by girl-in-charge Amy, who hails from my home away from home – Pittsburgh. Gotta love a girl from the Steel City. Amy brings us a unique mixture of jewelry created from clay and collaging it with some pretty nifty decals. And because she’s been working with clay for over a decade, she easily brings a fresh, vintage feel into each of her creations. From snazzy buttons to tear drop earrings to hair pins and pendants, you’ll find a look that’s oh-so-effortless while lookin’ good to boot.

And because we’re all about injecting a little “spring” in your step, we’ve paired with Red Raven Studios to offer up a chic birdie pendant and pair of orange blossom post earrings to one lucky reader. Oh, how these snappy baubles are sure to spruce up a casual tee and your favorite jeans, or simply dress them up with a little black dress and your favorite heels.

Okay, on to those details.

Up for grabs: One lucky winner will receive one bird pendant and set of post earrings, shown above.
To enter: Simply comment on this post, and tell us your favorite get-ready-for-spring ritual. Do you splurge on the season’s latest dresses, or maybe you can’t wait to wash the winter gunk off your windows?
Giveaway ends: Monday, March 22nd, 6pm EST
Shipping restrictions: US of A only, please

Only one entry for every email address is permitted.  The lucky-dog winner will be selected using and announced on Tuesday, March 23rd. Good luck and happy entering!

First images courtesy of Red Raven Studios.

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  • Medina3.15.10 - 8:40 AM

    To prepare for spring, I get a much-needed pedicure and break out the floral print dresses. Even if I layer the dresses with tights and a sweater for a little while longer, it still puts me in a “springy” state of mind.ReplyCancel

  • hails3.15.10 - 10:03 AM

    When I finally put my winter coat in a place that is hard to reach, then I know it’s spring time! I recently hid away my lobster gloves – it’s a start!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica3.15.10 - 11:08 AM

    I pack away the winter coats! Such a refreshing thing to do!ReplyCancel

  • I love swapping out my clothes! It’s always fun finding the dresses I’ve stored away for the winter.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine, clothedmuch3.15.10 - 2:08 PM

    definitely manicures and pedicures!ReplyCancel

  • Very Married3.15.10 - 2:22 PM

    Wow- I love switching out my wardrobe. When I take out my big trunk full of my summer clothes and put away the winter sweaters, it’s like I went shopping and have a whole new wardrobe!

    (this is a FAB giveaway – i really hope i win!!)


  • Jenn3.15.10 - 2:52 PM

    beautiful jewelry!

    My first spring ritual is going through my closet and taking clothes that I don’t wear anymore off to donate to the thrift store!ReplyCancel

  • Emily3.15.10 - 3:53 PM

    I treat myself to a new sundress and a new pair of shoes!ReplyCancel

  • Megan3.15.10 - 4:23 PM

    I get spring shopping fever! Once I start, I can’t stop! It’s too easy to get carried away shopping for all that spring goodness for myself, children and home.ReplyCancel

  • rachael3.15.10 - 6:10 PM

    Love the birdie pendant!
    My favorite part of spring is no longer needing socks or boots!
    I also love being able to open up windows and let all the fresh air in (the hubbie usually gives the windows a good washing every spring).ReplyCancel

  • Megan3.15.10 - 6:26 PM

    Absolutely beautiful. I really hope I win these. My spring splurge is eating a TON of strawberries and wearing colored tights with my dresses (still too cold here for bare legs but the colors make me feel better!).ReplyCancel

  • Patti varland3.15.10 - 6:52 PM

    Deep clean, break out the sandals, & peruse the garden catalogues!ReplyCancel

  • Tamara Barker3.15.10 - 7:09 PM

    What a lovely feature on an utterly lovely Steel City Girl! Her jewelry is even more gorgeous in person, if you can believe it. My favorite ritual each Spring to prepare for the season is to plant sweet peas on St. Patrick’s Day then rake and turn the soil with a spade in my large garden patch so I can start planting peas, lettuce, and other early veggies.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole3.15.10 - 7:24 PM

    Spring Cleaning, replacing winter bedding with spring/summer blankets, buying new fresh candles, getting the yard ready for spring flowers, and bustin’ out the flip flops!!ReplyCancel

  • AshleyW3.15.10 - 7:52 PM

    I do love spring dresses … but extra trips to the gym have to come first!

    Great giveaway! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt B3.15.10 - 8:29 PM

    Well Kimmie, I like to peruse the garden catalogues and clean up the gardens, adding new bulbs, pulling weeds and fresh layer of new mulch. Looks so nice when I am done!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey3.15.10 - 8:34 PM

    I absolutely LOVE cleaning everything up and getting ready for some new spring air. Also, I love going outside and enjoy the weather and sunlight.ReplyCancel

  • Amy3.15.10 - 9:33 PM

    I plant flowers…and then they usually end up dying in two weeks. It’s sad…sort of. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim3.15.10 - 9:39 PM

    My favorite spring ritual is de cluttering everything! toys, papers, and stuff that seems to pile up over the winter! I donate, freecycle, recycle, or toss whatever I need to! It makes me feel fresh and ready for spring! Ready to go outside and not have to think of clutter! xoReplyCancel

  • Amy3.15.10 - 9:42 PM

    I love the first day you can wear a sundress!ReplyCancel

  • Aubrey3.15.10 - 10:37 PM

    Cleaning, obviously! And then getting really messy again a week afterwards… :PReplyCancel

  • Ashley3.15.10 - 11:28 PM

    To get ready for spring, I really do an all-out spring cleaning. This includes all the “stuff” that has accumulated from Christmas (i.e. boxes and paper) and I make the place ready for the sunshine to come on in!ReplyCancel

  • michelle j.3.16.10 - 8:05 AM

    my favorite get-ready-for-spring ritual is cleaning out the closets and decluttering.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda3.16.10 - 10:05 AM

    I break out the flip flops the moment all the snow is gone – my feet love seeing the daylight!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle3.16.10 - 10:48 AM

    I love to examine where all the tulips are in the yard. It really is my favorite part! Also the smell in the air!ReplyCancel

  • ann3.16.10 - 10:55 AM

    My favorite “get ready for spring” ritual is finally getting my hands dirty and planting some big, colorful pansies in pots on my front porch.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Joubert3.16.10 - 1:32 PM

    Pull out my flip flops! My favorite warm weather apparel!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Marsh3.16.10 - 2:06 PM


  • Shannon3.16.10 - 4:13 PM

    My favorite Spring ritual is cutting the tulips from my front yard and putting them all over my house! So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • dave3.16.10 - 7:01 PM

    My favorite ritual of spring is finally getting outside to wash and wax the cars.ReplyCancel

  • EmilyB3.16.10 - 7:16 PM

    My spring ritual involves donating clothes I no longer wear (or have given up being able to fit into) and dressing the empty hangers in my closet with new clothes!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel C3.17.10 - 9:17 AM

    Sandals and a pedicure!! Yeah SPRING :)ReplyCancel

  • Amie & Abbey Road3.17.10 - 1:24 PM

    I put away my coats, stash my winter boots and break out the sandals!!

    Another thing I love doing is opening up the windows. We live in a very old apartment building and during the winter we keep the windows tightly shut. Just yesterday I went around the place and opened up all of the windows (it was over 80 degrees here!!). It circulates the air through the apartment during the day and keeps it cool at night. Perfection.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda3.17.10 - 3:18 PM

    I try to resist spring dresses but it is mighty hard! Just driving with the windows down makes me feel all springy.ReplyCancel

  • Else3.17.10 - 5:52 PM

    My favorite spring ritual is walking through Grant Park (I live in downtown Chicago) with a friend. This is only my second year of doing it but it’s finally warm and sunny and now I get to celebrate the new season!ReplyCancel

  • Jill3.17.10 - 9:58 PM

    OOH! I love those orange flower post earrings! anyways, i like to clean our windows!!! So fresh and so clean, clean!!! now GIMME those earrings, you random generator thingie, you!ReplyCancel

  • Connie Bryant3.18.10 - 10:14 AM

    Hi! I like to decorate for easter and get things ready to plant flowers and things. I like to cheer up the place as best as I can. I really love your jewelry…it looks so life like. Thank you for doing this giveaway.
    Have a great day! :)ReplyCancel

  • Nicole W3.18.10 - 7:01 PM

    This will be my first spring in years without moving between apartments! I can’t wait to redecorate a little, plant some flowers outside, and box up the winter clothes. Wouldn’t you know it… we don’t have enough warm weather clothes for our new location… looks like we have to go spring shopping too, oh darn. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Guerrette3.18.10 - 8:59 PM

    This will be my first spring in my first home. I cant wait to put away the cold weather junk and open the windows. I cant wait for my husbands grandmother to come over and help me with my garden. I am so ready to have my yearly sandal shopping trip!!ReplyCancel

  • Annie3.18.10 - 10:46 PM

    The way to start spring for me is to cruise down the streets with the windows down and my favorite song on! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Penina3.19.10 - 11:06 AM

    I like to swap out my clothes (put the winter, wooly pants and sweaters in under-the-bed-storage) and bust out the skirts. And also, get a mani/pedi!ReplyCancel

  • kasi3.19.10 - 9:49 PM

    My favorite spring ritual is opening all the windows in the house and letting the fresh air come sailing through!ReplyCancel

  • Emily3.20.10 - 12:19 AM

    I like to do some spring cleaning and de-clutter. I like to find a new pair of cute sandals that will go with lots of things and then get my toes a much needed pedicure.ReplyCancel

  • Katie3.20.10 - 1:38 PM

    My favorite way to kick-off my favorite season is hands-down scouring Craiglist for garage sales and other goodies, esp garden supplies. My enormous patio has sat idle since our move in September and I’ve been itching to start a garden since the day I first laid eyes upon it.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa3.21.10 - 6:20 AM

    In honor of spring, I’ve planted little flower seedlings. I also go with my mom to a gardening place (or any place with flowers available, usually Home Depot), buy some flowers, and plant them in window boxes.

    Last summer, it rained so much that the flowers in the window boxes “exploded” with growth and bloom! A very pretty sight to see, and lift the spirits.

    I cannot wait to continue this tradition. Also, maybe these gifts in the giveaway would be a nice gift to my mom.



  • Michelle3.21.10 - 7:40 PM

    My get ready for Spring ritual is pretty simple… Change out the clothes and get out the flip-flops! I probably wear them before it is quite warm enough… But on that first warm, sunny day I just can’t resist!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa3.21.10 - 9:27 PM

    What lovely work!

    I welcome spring with open windows, a clean closet, herbs growing in the kitchen, and new high heels.ReplyCancel

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