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!

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  1. I love the family tree necklace!!!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog .. =-.

  2. I love her jewelry! I would most likely pick the little feet necklace, though I am also a huge fan of the be still, and the sweetheart tree. It’s a tough call!

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    Christine says:

    Love, love, love those laundry line necklaces. Just seems so appropriate for a momma!

  4. Key to my heart for me! :)
    .-= Shilo´s last blog ..I Declared Thursday "Pajama Day" =-.

  5. I love her stuff and have already asked for one for Christmas. It isn’t in her online store though. So I would also love to have the Be Still necklace.
    .-= Lisa Carroll´s last blog ..Let it Snow =-.

  6. Oooo, I’d love the “be still” necklace. Great giveaway!!
    .-= Amy Reads Good Books´s last blog ..Blog Love =-.

  7. I love the Be Still necklace

  8. That’s really hard! If I had to choose, I think I would say the Be Still Necklace. Her jewelry is so beautiful, what a great giveaway.

  9. I would love to own the be still necklace. So simple and cute.
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..Friday’s 5 at 5: Gift Wrap =-.

  10. I would get the be still necklace. It’s beautiful.

  11. It’s a tough call – I’d have a hard time choosing between the original, the tiny squares or the teeny tiny initials…so cute!!!

  12. Very hard to choose, but I love that captured heart.

  13. I have several of Lisa’s pieces. The one I wear the most is the Family Tree. I LURVE it. I am currently coveting the adorable little laundry tags.

    Great post – thank you!

  14. I love her family crest necklace!

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    Katie Rae says:

    The fly free necklace is my favorite.

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    Val Audino says:

    I love the family tree necklace. I even already added up my children’s letter’s to see if they’d all fit! (They do!!)

  17. I love, love, love the be still necklace. That’s the one I would choose. What awesome work Lisa does!

  18. I tweeted


  19. I LOVE the Mama necklace!!

  20. Mmm, I love both the Sweet & Simple Birdie Necklace and the Fly Free Necklace. I’ve got a thing for birds.

  21. I love everything but I think I would have to get the bird flying out of the cage for my niece, who just started college!

  22. What wouldnt I get??? I love LOVE LOVE the open circle bracelet. That is so ME! Clean, and simple.

  23. Hi Tsh,
    Lisa’s designs are gorgeous. If I had a gift cert I would definitely buy the tiny squares necklace it’s simple and lovely!

    Good luck on getting the first half of your book done today that’s awesome!! :)
    .-= Sherri (Serene Journey)´s last blog ..Show Your Kids You Love Them =-.

  24. I love it all! Something with my kids names on it for sure–

  25. Hard to choose just one! But I think I’d pick the Fly Free necklace! :)

  26. I LOVE the my heart necklace!!
    .-= Bryssy´s last blog ..Our Atelier (or Learning Studio) =-.

  27. The dewdrops necklace is gorgeous and so sweet as well!

  28. oh my, must I really choose ONE – at this point I think I can only narrow it down:
    *necklace – tiny squares, teenie tiny initials, or true love hearts
    *bracelet – large link charm
    .-= heidi´s last blog ..Monday Musings =-.

  29. It would definitely be the “Be Still” necklace.

  30. jumble of charms necklace
    .-= Mrs. Not the Jet Set´s last blog ..Dresser Take Two =-.

  31. I would put it toward the be still necklace. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Alison B. says:

    I just love the “little feet” necklace. It’s just so sweet.

  33. I’ve had the “Be Still” necklace on my bookmarks for months… so I would put it towards that! Thanks for the opportunity! :)
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..And the Mother of the Year Award Goes to… =-.

  34. Oh, what do I not love from Lisa Leonard?! But I think I’d get the leather cuff for my dad: he just started treatments for HepC and is going thru some yucky side effects. He’d love a leather cuff and I think COURAGE is a great word to remind him of who he is!
    .-= oh amanda´s last blog ..My New Favorite: The Crafty Edition =-.

  35. I would totally get the itty bitty hearts necklace!!!
    .-= Ashley BB´s last blog ..Want a free bike? =-.

  36. I love the be still necklace, but I think I’d get a ring with something on it to remind me to turn to God instead of relying on myself!

  37. I LOVE the jumble of charms necklace!!! How cute!! Thanks for the entry :)
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..pain =-.

  38. I love the original necklace! Either that or the single tag keychain — I would use that everyday!

  39. little birdie is the one I love…thanks!
    .-= mary beth´s last blog ..Lady in Waiting =-.

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    Kristin O. says:

    I love the true love necklace…I would definitely have to get that if I won one of the gift cards!

  41. It would be a tie between the jumble of charms or the tiny hearts. Both are so cute!! Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity.

  42. definitely the “lots of love” necklace tho’ it’s hard to choose!

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    Allison Lienhard says:

    I LOVE the Customized Wish Necklace!

  44. the birdie necklace is pretty awesome but i am LOVING the thin sterling cuff.

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    Shelly DeBoer says:

    I adore the mama necklace. Everytime my boys call me mama, my heart melts.

  46. Love all of her stuff. Especially the oval monogram necklace.

  47. definitely the lovebird necklace :)
    .-= effie´s last blog ..!!!!! =-.

  48. I love Lisa’s necklaces and am putting one of them on my Christmas/birthday list. I have a hard time deciding which one I’d like to get but today I’d pick the charms necklace.

  49. Definitely I would get the family tree necklace for my niece who just had a baby girl! What great, fun jewelry!

  50. oh i’ve been eyeing her original petite necklace for a looong time now! so cute!
    .-= kristen´s last blog ..snappy clips – vintage bliss =-.

  51. I love teh open circle necklace! It is just so beautiful! :)

  52. hands down, I’ve been loving the laundry line necklace – oh how I love lisa leonard!
    .-= Coralee´s last blog ..Borrowed Beauty =-.

  53. If I won, I would get the be still necklace or the sweet and simple birdie necklace, and use the rest of the gift certificate for gifts!

  54. She has so many beautiful pieces. It’s a tough choice, but probably the sweet heart tree :)
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..VertigoDawn: one the places I would really like to see – Mt. Kilimanjaro – =-.

  55. I LOVE the ‘cherish’ necklace. And I hope I win too!!
    .-= Jan´s last blog ..Check it Out! =-.

  56. I am completely in love with the My Heart necklace and I would love to get a Baby’s First Spoon for my little angel!

  57. I would get the little feet necklace…I love it!!

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    Sarah Ruley says:

    I love the Itty Bitty Hearts necklace

  59. the sweet and simple birdie is my favorite as well! but i also really like the teenie tiny initials necklace!
    .-= misplacedmomma´s last blog ..I conquered naptime! =-.

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    TallyMichelle says:

    Ooh, the laundry line necklace for sure. So cute!

  61. Wow, there are so many beautiful things to choose from. I think I would have to choose either the “Lots of Love” or “Lucky Mommy” Necklace. I also really like the “Laundry Line” one, but we want to have another baby so I’ll hold off on that one till were done. ;o)
    .-= Misti´s last blog ..which one? =-.

  62. It was so hard to chose but I would pick the Petite Original Necklace with the word Courage on it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. Oh! Sooooo many cool things, make it hard to choose!! I think the Laundry Line necklace is winning out, though! For cute!!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..The Big Reveal =-.

  64. I would choose the Open Circle necklace (although it was hard to choose just one!)

  65. All her designs are great; it’s almost impossible to choose just one! I think I’d get “lovebird” for myself. It’s super sweet!

  66. I love her stuff! I would definitely get the baby spoon and the tiny square necklace! Beautiful!
    .-= Whitney´s last blog ..My Alternative to Antiperspirant =-.

  67. I think I’ve settled on the “mama” necklace, so sweet! But I reserve the right to change my mind! I am also in love with the baby’s first spoon!

  68. I love the Be Still pendent — it seems so calming.

  69. Her work is all so amazing, and every time you have a giveaway I have a hard time choosing one item, but I think that her be still necklace is one of my favorites for sure.
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..Clover Lane: On Luck =-.

  70. I love so many things on her site, what a great spot! My favorite is the Dewdrops Necklace.

  71. I like the ‘jumble of charms’ or ‘family tree’ necklace. I love her bracelets too. Its very hard to decide!

  72. I think I am in love with the family tree necklace and the be still necklace. LOVE this shop!
    .-= Tracy DeLuca´s last blog ..Birthday Wishes =-.

  73. With the $50 gift certificate, I’d purchase the “be still necklace” for my mom. It’s name references one of her favorite verses in the Bible (Psalm 46:10), and she is also an avid bird watcher and nature walker/kayaker. The necklace design has images that reference those pastimes that she enjoys. It’s also so simple and sophisticated. It would make the perfect “just because” gift for her.

  74. I LOVE all of her designs but if I were to pick one for myself, I would definitely get the jumble of charms necklace! It’s just my style and I can get a little bit of everything.

    thanks for doing the giveaway and I hope I win!

  75. I would pick the Captured Heart necklace, with my kids’ names. Very nice!
    .-= Jeni´s last blog ..Things I Love Thursday: Lysol Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes =-.

  76. I really like the thin sterling cuff. I would have my kids’ names engraved on it.

  77. tough call…i would either get the “i carry your heart” necklace as we had that ee cummings poem in our wedding…or maybe get that awesome ring??? everything is so beautiful!! and i love lisa’s blog too!!!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Day Forty-Nine: Magazine Coasters & Basket =-.

  78. I have been coveting Lisa’s jewelery for a few months (since I clicked on your website link). I added it to my favorites hoping my hubby would happen upon it one day (still waiting for that one…). Anyway, if I had to choose just one piece it would be a tie between the open heart bracelet (which I may just NEVER take off) or the two tone captured heart necklace. OK – I lied it’s not a tie I am IN LOVE with the open heart bracelet.


  79. My best friend and her family is moving away. I would use the gift certificate to buy her the jumble of charms necklace, but turn it into a bracelet, since she loves charms. Or I would buy the wish necklace for her, to match mine.

  80. Beautiful jewelry! I think I’d choose sweet & simple birdie necklace or maybe the family tree one.

  81. I love the Forever necklace. I’d like to customize it with our anniversary.

  82. I LOVE the Family tree necklace. *fingers crossed!*

  83. OMG – love the site! If i got to have a “Mommy, Mommy, buy me this!” moment, I would have to have the teenie tiny initials necklace. It’s just precious, and would hold initials for all 4 of my little ones!
    .-= Mama Snyder´s last blog ..Then and Now =-.

  84. I love everything!!! I think I would get the bracelet with the names in your post or the dew drop necklace or the family tree necklace.

    Love them!

  85. Wow, I hadn’t seen her stuff before, these are beautiful… bookmarking!! :)

    If I had a gift certificate, I’d get the Large Link Charm Bracelet:

    We’re having our first little girl, Emma, but we plan on having a few more, so it’d be something I could add to :)

  86. I love the Be Still necklace. Right up my alley!

  87. I also love the Sweet and Simple Birdie necklace.

  88. Oh, I”ve loved her jewelry since the first time you mentioned it! I’ve been wanting a bracelet, so I”d put this towards the thin sterling cuff.

  89. I would put it toward the custom family tree necklace. I really want that.
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..The Third Twin =-.

  90. love the be still necklace, and the birdie one you have in this post.
    .-= anja´s last blog ..the home stretch =-.

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    Leigh Ann says:

    The fly free necklace–love that one.

  92. I agree with you about the sweet and simple little birdie necklace. I love the design and it would go with my work attire and everyday wear.

  93. The Open Circle Bracelet is what i would pick!
    .-= Jesica´s last blog ..Chick Flicks =-.

  94. I love the “I hold your heart in mine” necklace. This is a great site! I’m so glad to have found it from your site!
    .-= Amanda P.´s last blog ..Our first Playgroup is this Tuesday =-.

  95. I’ve always loved the open circle necklace.

  96. So many– I love the captured heart and also the mama necklace AND the be still… so many choices! Lovely.
    .-= Meg´s last blog ..Bo*ring =-.

  97. I love the little feet necklace, and the captured heart necklace, and so many others! I don’t think I can choose just one…

  98. So hard to choose, I love the Jumble of Charms, but the rectangular versions remind me of my husbands dog tags.

    .-= Christie´s last blog ..20 Fun At Home Kids Activities for Under $10 =-.

  99. I love so many things but I would probably go for the ‘open circle’ necklace – so simple, so beautiful!!
    .-= alexandra´s last blog ..change… and my Non =-.