April 22, 2010

favorites and a new giveaway

This week while perusing the internet (all about the perusing here), I found a few terrific new blogs. Since it's spring and I'm in an especially good mood, I'm going to post blogs that are funny and whimsically creative.

waterstone blogs

Life of a Black Lab. Learn about life from a dog's perspective as we follow Shelby, a graduate of Petsmart Puppy training school. One of my favorites is Ask Shelby, Shelby's monthly Q&A session. In her most recent post she tells us about her new library and Paddie. Shelby even twitters! You really must read. Seriously, you must.

waterstone giveaway

So we've covered the funny. Alisa Burke, Redefine Creativity covers the whimsically creative category. Alisa is an artist, creator, teacher, and lecturer. Need more proof? Check out this post showing how she made a gorgeous necklace with SHRINKWRAP! Yep, she's a keeper.

Now it's time to talk about next month's giveaway. I had to fight the 17 year old over this one (AND the hubby, for that matter). Why? Because they both thought it was too nice to giveaway. What did I say? Poppycock! (Okay, I didn't really say that. I just got carried away with the verbiage.)

waterstone giveaway

This amazingly soft wristlet made from reclaimed leather with a super sweet flower on the front, also made from reclaimed leather, is May's gift from Waterstone. It's the perfect size when you just don't want to lug the purse, so soft that you will find yourself stroking this baby, and the inside is lined with a rosebud fabric that actually came from a little girl's Laura Ashley dress. (No, I didn't take the dress from the kid! It's recycled!) Even the zipper is recycled. This cutie would list for about $50 - ish in my shop and I'm not even going to attempt a guess as to how much something of this caliber would set you back in a shop like Anthropologie.

waterstone giveaway

waterstone giveaway
{ isn't it cute? and don't you just love the model's purple nail color? }

The giveaway lasts through May 17th. Here are the rules for the soft as a baby's behind, reclaimed leather wristlet.

Pick one or more from the list below. You will get one entry for each item - up to FIVE! Do all five or just one - it's up to you. Leave a comment to let me know what you've done so that I can add your name to the hat 1 - 5 times. And for heaven's sake, if your contact email isn't on your profile page, provide your contact information. That's it! Again, the contest ends May 17, 2010.

1) Join me on Facebook - it's easy. Just click the "like" button in the right column here on this page. What? Already "like" waterstone? Then post about the giveaway on your wall.

2) Become a follower of this blog. (if you're already a follower, just comment to let me know and that counts as well.)

3) Head over to my etsy shop and bounce back, describing your favorite item.

4) Blog, tweet, or facebook about the giveaway. (provide your link please)

5) Add your name to my mailing list. (click the link at the top of this page)

Don't forget to let me know what you've done to enter.

Sending out tons of virtual {{{hugs}}} to you. Now, go read the fun new blogs and before you're gone for good, enter to win the scrumptious reclaimed, soft as a baby's behind, leather wristlet.


  1. what are the chances that the number one commenter will win. I would i have MORE of a chance being numero uno.
    I am already following your blog. my favorite item is the suede floral clutch. I facebooked your giveaway. and tried to join your mailing list but the link wasn't working my ancient laptop. i'mma gonna twitter it too. right. now.......

  2. I followed Lorelei's tweet here. Now I am following you and and I tweeted you to my followers.
    Verrry cute clutch. I can see it in my hands! LOL

  3. Great giveaway....and I do love the color of the polish!! :)

  4. Love the flower on the leather clutch!

  5. fan of yours on facebook! look for itsuko.

  6. love the Recycled Leather Eco Embroidered Clutch Wristlet... it looks so soft.

  7. Hi Lori I've become a follower of yours.. also blogged about this lovely bag on my blog http://justinechambers.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-want-no43.html and ive become a fan on facebook and shared the post. I also really love that flower clutch that the vintage years mentions and the
    Eco Recycled Leather Floral Crossbody Purse. Oh gosh i think im a bagaholic!

  8. I became a fan and also checked out your etsy page. Love the recycled leather pieces, especially the wallet. I use recycled leather in my jewelry too. Please enter me twice for that awesome clutch!

  9. We now "like" your page on Facebook (ahh...Facebook...always changing!) and have tweeted your giveaway at http://twitter.com/Moags_and_Smeet

    All the best! Looks lovely. :)

  10. This is my best favorite (out of the many!) from your store, http://www.etsy.com/listing/39866669/recycled-leather-eco-embroidered-clutch

    And I'm a follower! Yay~ Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous purse. Wish me luck! :D


  11. Ok, I am entering this!! I follow FB, your blog and will FB about your contest at http://www.facebook.com/doRahdesign
    Your jewelry is amazing! I love the Jasper necklace, love the big copper drop! The clutch turned out great! Really love the flower! I'm wishing me luck! LOL! debi

  12. Oh my gosh, it's stunning! OK...
    1) I follow your blog already :)
    2) my favorite thing in your shop is the Eco Recycled Leather Embroidered Clutch- gorgeous!
    3) I Twittered about this giveaway http://twitter.com/sMacVision
    4) I signed up for your email list

    smacvision [at] verizon {dot} net

  13. Hi Lori, Great stuff! Great blog, and I also enjoyed your "What's after 29" blog. I became a follower of both sites, added you to favorites on Etsy, shared your info on facebook and became a facebook fan. Now, to my fav item, it would have to be the dragonfly earrings;
    Dainty Dragonfly Blue Green Turquoise Amazonite Earrings. I love dragonflies and the gems you chose are among my favs. I am haveing an argument with myself right now as to whether I should go right back to your store and buy them. I will definately keep an eye on what you are doing.


  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE that leather wristlet!! The flower adds a great little touch. I already follow your blog!

  15. Great giveaway!! I went to you etsy shop and I LOVE the floral tan embroidered clutch. VERY nice.


  16. Please do not enter me since I won the last one...I just stopped by to say I received the lovely purse and earrings that were my lucky prizes, and I am speechless! They are both amazing! I plan to blog about them in the near future, but wanted to thank you for such generous giveaways! Good luck everyone!!


  17. I am now following Waterstone on facebook. I tweeted about it, which you can see in your @replies. And I checked your etsy and just love the Embroidered Brown Floral Clutch. I think it is the belt used as a strap that sucked me in. So unique!

  18. I LOVE the purse! (and it has a zipper! woohoo!)

    I'm already a follower, of course. Your blog makes me jealous... in a good way.

  19. I visited your shop (even before I saw the giveaway) and I have a hard time choosing a favorite, but my heart may have skipped a beat when I saw this one:

    Colorful Applique and Linen Necklace by Lori Plyler

    I probably shouldn't admit that, though...

    Lori you're so talented! I'm adding you to my blogroll. I can't drool on my own...


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