Giveaway time: score handcrafted jewelry from Lisa Leonard!

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Lisa Leonard silver hand-stamped jewelry

This giveaway has now ended.

I‘m almost done with the first half of my book, due to my editor tomorrow.  So today, while I’m busy putting the finishing touches on my manuscript, I thought I’d surprise the best readers in the blogosphere with a little giveaway.

I’m not much of a jewelry person, but the one necklace I grab near daily is my sweet and simple birdie necklace by Lisa Leonard.  It goes with just about everything, and it’s a beautiful balance of feminine and rustic.  It’s girly without the saccharine sweetness.  Just my style.

Last week, my in-laws surprised me with a little shopping gift from Lisa’s store for my birthday, and it made my day.  It took me forever to decide what to get — I could have one of each of her pieces, and that’s saying a lot, seeing  I’m all about the uncluttered living.

Lisa Leonard silver hand-stamped jewelryLisa Leonard silver hand-stamped jewelry

This week, Lisa wants to give three Simple Mom readers a $50 gift certificate to her store! What a great way to welcome the upcoming fall season.  Her pieces will go with almost anything you wear, from daily jeans-and-a-t-shirt at home, to a kicked-up outfit for your weekly date with your hubby.  And I am all about versatility.

I also love Lisa’s business because she’s got a great work ethic.  It’s run completely debt-free, and as a busy mom to two boys, she works hard to provide quality material that’s worth every penny she earns.  I met her earlier this year, and I was so impressed with her sweet, professional demeanor.  I hope she goes far with her work.

Lisa Leonard silver hand-stamped jewelryLisa Leonard silver hand-stamped jewelry

How to win

This giveaway is open to anyone in the U.S. or Canada. Here’s how to win one of the three $50 gift certificates from Lisa Leonard Designs:

1.  Explore Lisa’s shop, and then leave a comment on this post, telling me what you’d get with the gift certificate if you win.

2.  For a second entry, tweet or post about this giveaway on your blog (use the “retweet” button at the bottom of this post, and make sure you link to this post directly, so that your post will be tracked).

3.  For a third entry, email simplemomblog [at] gmail [dot] com with the secret giveaway code that’s found at the bottom of the RSS feed on any Simple Mom post.  You’ll have to be a blog subscriber (via a feed reader or via email) in order to see it.

Put the code in the subject line of your email — anything in the body of the email won’t be read.*  And I promise you — the code is thereHead here if you’d like more information about what it means to subscribe.

*SERIOUSLY — I won’t be able to read it and enter your additional drawing if you put the secret code in the body of the email.  Quite a few of you are doing this.  I’m not trying to be difficult, but with my method of handling giveaways without going insane, I’ve set up filters that automatically enters the correct entries into the giveaway pool.  Just a friendly reminder!

The giveaway will end this Friday, September 4 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

I hope you win!

Join the Conversation

Like This? Subscribe for free and have it delivered to your inbox.

Prefer to subscribe via RSS?


  1. All of the pieces are cute as pie, but if I were lucky enough to win, I’d probably go for the mama necklace or the little feet necklace to celebrate the birth of my son in June!

  2. open circle necklace!!!!
    .-= beka´s last blog ..Baby Shower Invitations =-.

  3. I would definitely get the laundry line necklace with my kids’ names on it. Adorable!
    .-= Joanna´s last blog ..I have not dropped off the face of the earth! =-.

  4. I’d go with the pearl earrings- both pairs are lovely!

  5. tiny squares necklace

  6. What timing! I was just browsing Lisa Leonard’s shop earlier this evening. Her work and life touch me very deeply. I think I would choose the original necklace for my dear, sweet friend who is expecting her first child, finally, after a long and difficult wait.
    .-= Holly´s last blog ..Birthday =-.

  7. I would so go with the original…it is so classic!!!! I would love to be lucky enough to win some of her beautiful art!!!!

  8. I love the custom pieces, especially the teenie tiny initials necklace.

  9. everything is awesome, but i think my fave is the “be still” necklace! so so cute!

  10. Oh my goodness! After browsing her shop all I can say is what wouldn’t I want. I feel like a little kid in a toy store! Everything is so beautiful but if I HAD to pick I would choose the dewdrops necklace with my girls name on it. I love handcrafterd unique items. I may have to re-think my Christmas gifts after seeing Lisa’s shop!!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..First Day of First Grade =-.

  11. I would chose the single tag keychain because I cant find many things with the word trust which is mine. I keep saying just trust everything will be okay. Beautiful stuff!!
    .-= Diane Morgan´s last blog ..Command Central =-.

  12. How’s a girl to choose? Love it all!!!
    But the Laundry Line Necklace has my heart. With my firstborn off at college, I’m feeling extra sentimental about my chicklings. I’d love to have all of their names hanging close to my heart…and each under a piece of laundry…how fitting.
    Thanks for giving us all chance to win!
    Very fun!
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..“Lucky” Link… =-.

  13. teenie tiny initials necklace with initials of each of my kiddos… if I don’t get it here, it’s on my Christmas wish list! But it would be so much better earlier :-)

  14. Beautiful jewelry!! And it was very difficult to decide. If I had to chose just one, Basic Triangle Necklace, with the words, “Swim, Bike, Run” Looking for a triathlon necklace and that would be perfect.

  15. I love the dewdrop necklace. I’ll think I’ll put it on my birthday wish list if I don’t win! Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Gorgeous! I’d probably get the teeny tiny initials necklace. How sweet!

  17. The “Be Still” necklace almost made me get a little choked up. I am not sure if I know how to be still but I try and maybe this necklace would be a nice reminder. These are quite lovely – thank you for the giveaway.
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..summer suns =-.

  18. I’ve been an admirer of Lisa’s work for over a year now. I check out her blog daily. She does beautiful work, it would be so hard to choose just one piece. If I had to, I would have to say my favorite right now is the laundry line necklace.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Krista in Calgary

  19. I would choose the mama necklace, with its lovely wording: ‘hand holder. dream soother. love giver. mama’. To remind me of my important job as a SAHM to my 19-month-old daughter and hopefully future little ones with whom we hope we’ll be blessed. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

  20. I would choose the Wish necklace or the Be Still necklace – I am thinking of my daughter who is spending the year away from home as an exchange student in 11th grade, and I’m pretty sure she would choose something similar!

  21. I would love my kids’ initials on the itty bitty hearts or the teeny tiny initials necklace. Yummy!
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Preschoolers and Homeschooling: My Secret Revealed =-.

  22. I love the necklace, these are some great prizes and it would be fantastic as a gift for someone.

  23. ooh, what a collection. I would love to have that ‘sweet & simple birdie necklace’ too. Its just too cute.
    She has such a wonderful line. Specially love the fact that she is doing this debt free. Way to go Lisa!

  24. For the record, I’d be happy to spend the giveaway money on ANYTHING in her store. Amazing!

    But my two faves were the “Be Still” necklace and the “sweet & simple birdie” necklace. Fabulous!
    .-= Lindsey´s last blog ..My New Office =-.

  25. I love the open cirle necklace and bracelet. Her simple, timeless style of jewelry is beautiful!

  26. Her oval monogram necklace has been on my wishlist forever!
    .-= Meryl´s last blog ..Small Happies =-.

  27. I love Lisa’s stuff and was just drooling over her website the other night. If I won, it would be SO hard to choose, but lately I’m really liking her tiny squares necklace! I also really like her “grace alone” necklace over at (in)courage!
    .-= Cara´s last blog ..Reorganizing =-.

  28. I love the teeny tiny intials, the be still, and the sweet and simple birdie.
    marvelous find, thank you!
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Awesome giveaway fro Simple Mom =-.

  29. I would definately choose the little feet necklace! I bought a baby footprint toe-ring a week before my son was born this June, so little toes always warm my heart and remind me how in love with my son & family I am!
    Great contest choice!
    .-= valerie´s last blog ..{In}Courage =-.

  30. The Family Tree necklace! My husband and I are about to celebrate our 25th anniversary, two of our three kids are in college, and I’m all about my sweet, blessed family right now!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Off to College! =-.

  31. Like the site “re-fresh”! The previous layout was just as perfect, but this one is even simpler, great work. Luba

  32. I would get the sterling ring engraved with my husband and my names since I don’t have a wedding band–only an engagement ring I bought on eBay worn atop an old silver ring my mom gave me. My original set of wedding rings doesn’t fit after three pregnancies, but I won’t get them sized since I dream of one day losing that extra baby weight! And if that doesn’t happen, I will pass them on to one of my daughters who will undoubtedly be as skinny as I used to be. (Also, they’re gold, and I’ve since decided I prefer silver, which is more flattering to my pale pinkish skin tone.)
    .-= Myrrh´s last blog ..Finding God in Unexpected Places =-.

  33. I’d use it towards the be still necklace.

  34. Family Tree, Simple Birdie or the Open Heart. I’d have to rock-paper-scissors it!
    .-= wendy´s last blog ..Happy Birthday Daddy! =-.

  35. i keep hoping to win one of her pieces – one day i will treat myself. for now i can dream of the “be still” necklace. my biggest goal for this year is to learn to be present and this would be a lovely reminder

  36. Sterling ring…..gorgeous, simple, perfect.

  37. I love the laundry line necklace, but seeing as we want to have more kids, I wouldn’t want to get anything with names on it just yet. SO I would choose the little feet necklace to remind myself that little feet follow where I go and what I do.

  38. I would get the “sweet and simple birdie” necklace – but I would ask for it to be made using a square disc, like the “be still” necklace. I would get it with a long chain. I *love* the little pearl accent she adds to the pendant – it is just so simple and classy.
    .-= Ella´s last blog ..Win a car carrier =-.

  39. I could wear any of this! I’m loving the family tree necklace most at first look. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  40. I adore the sweet and simple birdie necklace featured as well as the “mama” necklace! Beautiful designs.

  41. I’d love the itty bitty hearts necklace with my kid’s initials. :)

  42. So many beautiful things! I think I’d choose the petite original necklace, so I could carry my daughter’s name with me, even when we’re apart.

  43. i love the be still necklace!

  44. I would love to get the Wishing Star necklace. Quite beautiful!

  45. I would get the sweet daisy necklace with my 3 kids’ names on it.

  46. The “Be Still” necklace would be my pick.

  47. I would love to have the little feet necklace!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..8 Months… time is flying! =-.

  48. I’d use the gift certificate to buy the sweet little spoon with my friend’s new baby’s name on it. She’s not really new anymore, but I’m meeting her for the first time this weekend. She’ll turn one next month!

    Love your blog – thanks for the tips and the giveaway.
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..Aunt Kelli & Uncle Robert Visit with Amelia =-.

  49. I love all of her jewelry! I would probably choose the dewdrops necklace….Thanks for the giveaway!
    .-= abi´s last blog ..Rock ‘n’ Red Fest =-.

  50. I love, love, love her work! It’s so hard to choose but it would either be the “Be Still” necklace or the “Sweet & Simple Birdie” necklace. (It’s the birds that made me fall in love with her work.)
    .-= tabitha´s last blog ..Fall 2009 Semester =-.

  51. I’d have a hard time choosing!! Definitely something with my family’s names or initials on it :)
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..It’s The Simple Things =-.

  52. wow there are all so pretty. I’d go with the I hold your heart in mine.

  53. Wow, beautiful stuff. I love wearing jewlery that is a physical reminder of someone or something. I would use the gift certificate towards the “be still” necklace. With two very intense young children and a baby on the way, it would be a good reminder to pause and be present in my day. I also like the “family tree” necklace, but my family is not complete yet, so I would have to wait on that one.
    .-= jill´s last blog ..Doll Quilt Swap 7 Progress and Faux-made Girls clothes =-.

  54. I would have to go with the new tree design. I’m in LOVE with that one!
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Friday Challenge – Jewelry =-.

  55. I wear my Be Still necklace nearly daily to remind me to rest in God and my life. I love Lisa’s work and her photos inspire me to be better at capturing my family. I would love a second piece and one’s I look at longinglyl are the petite original and the Fly Free necklace and the laundry line and ….

  56. I love the family tree necklace!
    .-= Cre´s last blog ..I’m sorry. =-.

  57. It’s so hard to choose – everything is fantastic! But I really like the Be Still necklace :)

  58. I would probably choose the open circle. I love how it looks dangling!!

  59. The wish necklace!

  60. Tough choice! I’d either get the Be Still necklace or the Sweet and Simple one.

  61. Oh, so many wonderful choices! I would have to go with either the original necklace or the fly free necklace.

  62. Okay, so I’d have to be doing some serious deliberating if I won… I really love it all! If I had to choose right now, it would be between the “key to my heart” necklace, “banner” necklace, or the leather cuff. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    .-= PS~Erin´s last blog ..Meal Plan Monday =-.

  63. avatar
    Mary Ann in Vermont says:

    Oh, how I would love to win! I would have a forever treasure that I would treasure forever!

  64. avatar
    Valerie R. says:

    Oh, I have been wanting the teeny tiny initials necklace for forever. I love them all though.

  65. I love the teenie tiny initials necklace!
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..What’s on your nightstand? =-.

  66. baby’s first spoon is pretty cool

  67. Um, kinda hard to choose! But I love, love, love the be still and fly free necklaces and adore the laundry line necklaces. Okay, guess I’ll stop there, but I could go on and on!

  68. avatar
    Sarah in ga says:

    I’d get either the “Be Still” or the “Cherish” necklace….I’ve been haunting Lisa’s website for a while, ever since I saw it on yours, and she does make really beautiful stuff!!

  69. Tough choice! I think I’d pick either the sterling ring, or the true love hearts. Oh to have that decision to make!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Tsh!
    .-= allie´s last blog ..For Grammy =-.

  70. ok, call me a purist but i LOVE the original necklace.i also like the tiny initials:)

  71. Wow! What a great giveaway! Thank-you and thank-you to Lisa, too. :)

    I really like the open circle necklace because it can be customized on both sides. I have a lot of kids, so using their shortened nicknames, I might be able to fit everyone on this one. :)

  72. Too bad i can’t participate as I live in Europe. I just visited Lisa’s shop and the stuff is so great! Thanks for the hint, if only that :-0
    .-= Mindful Mimi´s last blog ..Sunday laugh =-.

  73. I love her designs. I would choose the Mama necklace – very sweet and simple!

  74. Oh, gosh! It would be so hard to choose!!! I love the “Be Still” necklace but something personalized like the “Family Tree” or the “Sweetheart Tree” or the “Open Circle” would be great too. Goodness, it would be so hard to choose. (But I sure love that you’re giving one of us the opportunity to!) Thanks!!!
    .-= Jody´s last blog ..Easy Kitchen Crafting =-.

  75. i’ve always loved her jewelry!! my favorite is the lovebird necklace and be still necklace!
    .-= natalie´s last blog ..Comment on Fairy Tiptoes and Olive Lacework- my FAVORITE combination! by natalie =-.

  76. What stunning work.. and she sounds like a beautiful person. I would probably choose the be still necklace.Thanks for this opportunity !

  77. I am ALL ABOUT that Be Still necklace. It made me make a noise, so I’m pretty sure that’s the sign that I like it. :) Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait for the whole book to be done! ~Kendra
    .-= My First Kitchen´s last blog ..Mexican Chili =-.

  78. I’d get her ring….love it!

  79. Oooh, this is really pretty jewelry! I think I’d choose the “Be Still” necklace.

  80. I would definitely choose, the “Be Still” Necklace. I am a Youth Pastor and I can preach all day long about the importance of “being still” but it is so easy to get wrapped up in “doing” ministry. I would wear the “Be Still” Necklace as a constant reminder to “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10.
    .-= Kristin McLendon´s last blog ..If you could, pray for us please! =-.

  81. avatar
    Denise C. says:

    I LOVE Lisa’s jewelry, and currently own 2 necklaces. I’ve been eyeballing the teardrop necklace for the past few months, and would love to add it to my collection. :)

  82. I LOVE the Lovebird necklace.

  83. avatar
    Rachel Morales says:

    Very hard to choose! Probably the Captured Heart necklace with my precious little daughter’s name on it. Gloria!!

  84. avatar
    KIN (Kathy) says:

    I’m not sure exactly, but something with my family’s names.

  85. avatar
    Barb in GA says:

    Oh, the ‘be still’ necklace, without a doubt.

    And I’d probably indulge myself in the id bracelet, too.

  86. If I won, I’d purchase the sea star necklace. Or the family tree necklace. Or maybe the fresh water pearl earrings. I don’t know what I’d pick…there’s so many great items!

  87. I like the fly free necklace. How beautiful and unique.
    .-= Mary@Everyday Baby Steps´s last blog ..My Newest Addiction – Project Runway! =-.

  88. So hard to choose! I’d have to narrow it down from the teenie tiny initials or maybe the wish necklace. I love the pieces with the whole family’s names, but we’re not done with our family yet, so I’ll have to hold off on that!
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..explore.learn.grow. =-.

  89. I would either get the original necklace or the thin bangle either of course with my babies names on it. Such sweet stuff over there!! I retweeted too 😉
    .-= Bailey´s last blog ..Benefits… =-.

  90. I’d get the sweet & simple birdie necklace — the same one that you have — but I adore the fly free necklace too.
    .-= Sacha´s last blog ..Ah, nostalgia. =-.

  91. Be Still Necklace!

  92. avatar
    Stephanie Cosme says:

    I’ve been eyeing the Starry Hearts necklace for while now. I’ve got a tattoo with a heart (to represent my husband) and a star (to represent my daughter), so this would be especially meaningful to me.
    .-= Stephanie Cosme´s last blog ..just for you, internet =-.

  93. 2 baby spoons and/or the sterling ring

  94. The “Be Still” necklace absolutely grabs me. I was saved last night, after a very long fight with my own demons and the message of living peacefully and still rings so true in my heart today. Thank you for this opportunity.

  95. Mama Necklace!

  96. Ooh this is so hard! I like the sweet and simple birdie necklace, but also love the fly free and lovebird necklaces! Maybe I’d use the $50 to help get all three!!
    .-= Cynthia´s last blog ..So I love Christina Aguilera, but what is up with her bangs?! … =-.

  97. It was hard to decide, but I’d get the Petite Original Necklace.
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..September Stamp Class =-.

  98. All the jewelry is beautiful. I would probably get the Jumble of Charms Necklace. I don’t own anything like that.
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Great New Blog! =-.

  99. Wow! I love Lisa’s jewelry so much! I just recently found both of your blogs, and I’m thoroughly enjoying them. I have looked at her jewelry so many times, dreaming of when I’ll buy what. I love the laundry line necklace – I’d like to get one for myself and for my mom one day. It’s so darling!
    .-= Kelli´s last blog ..Rehearsal Dinner =-.

  100. avatar
    Christina says:

    That’s a tough choice~probably “my heart” or “sea star” necklace!