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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

well that was quick!

i had hoped to reach 100 sales by the end of this week, but after being featured on the front page again, 100 came and went before i even noticed! so, you know what that means....
drumroll please...

GIVEAWAY!!!

i just can't help myself... had to share the love since that is what i am feeling from this little shop o'mine. and from all of you, of course. it has been such and adventure already and i am excited to see what more is in store.

so, what's up for grabs, you ask?
since i am turning the big 3-0 on sunday, i will pick a winner to receive $30 towards anything in my shop. that means YOU pick what you want. k? sound good?

and how do you enter? the usual:
(please leave a comment for each of the following)

1. blog about it
2. announce it on facebook
3. tweet about it
4. send me a birthday present (just kidding!
sort of.)
5. become an allora handmade follower if you aren't already
6. comment to let me know what other kinds of designs you'd like to see
7. make a purchase (and if you win, I will credit you back the $30!)
8. comment with ideas on how to not have a mid-life crisis at 30

that means you have 8 possible ways to enter!!

i will pick the winner on sunday (though i probably won't announce until monday) and who knows... it could be you!

thank you again for your support and kindness.

oh, and one more sneak peek:

yep. those are earrings. can you imagine?!? to diiiiiiee for. more christmas-y accessories coming soon!




66 Comments:

At October 28, 2009 at 1:36 PM , Anonymous PDCScarbroughpage said...

love it- those earrings may make me want to get my ears pierced! Please please make plenty of red designs for the holidays- especially Christmas! I think some silver and red bow would be a fantastic addition to a New Year's Eve outfit! As a special treat- make a cardigan with a bow combo for a extra-special holiday outfit!

 
At October 28, 2009 at 2:32 PM , Anonymous Shawna said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those red earrings! So super cute! Oh, and I love my headband you made me (the small gray frederica)... I have gotten a TON of comments on it, refer your shop to all!

I would really like to see some little girl designs... maybe little headbands or clips. My daughter is 3 with really fine hair, I think these would look adorable!
(srschneider at mac dot com)

 
At October 28, 2009 at 2:37 PM , Anonymous Shawna said...

Oh, and how not to have a mid-life crisis... keep rockin those accessories!! I truly believe that if you look cute, you feel cute!! :)

 
At October 28, 2009 at 3:51 PM , Anonymous Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

I'm a follower

 
At October 28, 2009 at 3:51 PM , Anonymous Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

...which went to Twitter!

 
At October 28, 2009 at 3:51 PM , Anonymous Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Announced it on Facebook!

 
At October 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM , Anonymous Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

How not to have a midlife crisis - spa day! or retail therapy!!

Happy {almost} birthday!

 
At October 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM , Anonymous Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

do my two purchases on Sunday count?!?

 
At October 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM , Anonymous Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

I'd love to see some designs that incorporate lace, like the lace you use to tie on your allora handmade card to the necklace. It would be cute!

 
At October 28, 2009 at 4:31 PM , Anonymous Michelle Z said...

Followed!

 
At October 28, 2009 at 4:41 PM , Anonymous Lori said...

I'd love to see smaller scale jewelry for little girls in your shop!

 
At October 28, 2009 at 4:41 PM , Anonymous Lori said...

Hi, and congrats on such a successful week! I'm a follower. :)

 
At October 28, 2009 at 4:42 PM , Anonymous Lori said...

Re: the mid-life crisis... don't go crazy and dye your hair black then chop it off a few weeks later. Been there, done that and it just messed up my hair! :)

 
At October 28, 2009 at 5:52 PM , Anonymous Jessica said...

just keep doing what you're doing...love your stuff. i don't have suggestions because i couldn't dream up the cuteness you create!

 
At October 28, 2009 at 9:40 PM , Anonymous whitney said...

whitney shafer: i'm a follower :)

 
At October 28, 2009 at 9:50 PM , Anonymous whitney said...

since i just recently turned 30 :) i'm an expert in this area. what you need to do, is have your husband send you on a shopping spree weekend with a couple girlfriends... get some cute new clothes to reinforce how gorgeous you are, get a man-pedi, eat lots of yummy food, maybe get a massage and you'll come back feeling like you can conquer the world. ;)

 
At October 28, 2009 at 10:55 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

I am a new follower, and just love your shop!

I blogged it: http://jepeux.blogspot.com/2009/02/paper-avenue.html

ashley
jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

 
At October 28, 2009 at 10:58 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/jepeuxetsy/status/5251582393

ashley
jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

 
At October 28, 2009 at 11:00 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

I am a new follower.
jepeux.blogspot.com

ashley
jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

 
At October 28, 2009 at 11:01 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

I'd love to see more black & white, or Houndstooth.
Perfect for winter, I'm ready for snow already (and i'm in texas)

ashley
jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

 
At October 28, 2009 at 11:07 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

How to avoid a mid life crisis:
I would probably give my current life an overhaul. New clothes, new outlook on life. Personally, it's not about work, life is more important than working yourself to death. And this is coming from someone who loves their job, but doesn't make it my soul priority
:) Family & Friends are more important to me :)


Congrats on 100 sales, Here's to 100 more!
Happy almost birthday !

 
At October 29, 2009 at 6:58 AM , Anonymous Abigail said...

Im a new follower!

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

p.s. Happy birthday!

 
At October 29, 2009 at 7:28 AM , Anonymous Mer said...

I am a follower! loveing all the rose pieces so pretty! nice pop of color. I will turn 30 next year, GOOD LUCK!!

Thanks for the opportunity! meredith(dot)targarona(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At October 29, 2009 at 8:00 AM , Anonymous Janette said...

I'm a new follower. Happy (early) birthday!!!

 
At October 29, 2009 at 8:04 AM , Anonymous MadeInCanarias said...

I follow your blog.

avetaar(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At October 29, 2009 at 8:06 AM , Anonymous Janette said...

I'd love to see some of the designs, especially the flowers, made into pins. They'd be so cute as a brooch or on a felted purse!

 
At October 29, 2009 at 9:03 AM , Anonymous ellen said...

Life only gets better after thirty!

 
At October 29, 2009 at 10:53 AM , Anonymous Lilly said...

I am a new follower.
Thanks a lot for the chance and congrats on your sales ^^
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

 
At October 29, 2009 at 12:12 PM , Anonymous Andrae said...

Love the earrings and many of the new designs. I'm saving up to make a purchase soon! (Life of a husband in school, which you know all too well.)

Ideas: With winter coming I would love a great broche for my jacket, hats, or a yummy scarf.

Oh, and 30 is the new 20 so keep living it up! You're adorable as it is, age has no factor.

 
At October 29, 2009 at 12:16 PM , Anonymous Andrae said...

Just to clarify my broche idea (because I see that you make small ones now), I like a bigger broche like a cluster as you do the necklaces.

 
At October 29, 2009 at 1:05 PM , Anonymous The Alexanders said...

Everything in your shop is so...LOVELY (IncreĆ­ble),
I'm a follower! Good luck to me :)

As for the age...I know how you feel, but in the end 30 is just a number...
I love this quote since I'm 30:
It's not the years in your life that count, It's the life in your years
-Abraham Lincoln

Crossing fingers here!

 
At October 29, 2009 at 2:28 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

I just spent 10 minutes typing my advice on how not to let 30 get you down. I wasn't connected to my internet and lost it all. :( Fortunately I've told you a lot of my thoughts in another post. To save time, I just posted on Facebook. :D We can do turning 30 wisdom another time.

 
At October 29, 2009 at 3:28 PM , Anonymous Steffi said...

I just become a follower! I remember seeing your stuffs, they are my favorite! I blogged about the big bow theory heaband days ago here:

http://mizzsnape.blogspot.com/2009/10/inspirazione.html

I love the new custom bobby pins! They are something I'd totally wear. Oh, and I would so love to see a headband made with the fabric made from the gaia headband instead of crochet, but only a single red rose :)

 
At October 29, 2009 at 7:39 PM , Anonymous brooke said...

I am already your follower and I'll tell you how not to have a nervous breakdown-- count your many blessings!
Love you! xoxo

 
At October 30, 2009 at 2:44 AM , Anonymous mim said...

i now follow! awesome stuff--so cute!

 
At October 30, 2009 at 7:19 AM , Anonymous koby said...

Wow, how fun, you are super talented! Went to school with clint, he's a lucky man, you are good:)

 
At October 30, 2009 at 9:14 AM , Anonymous madsta said...

hiya! i was wondering how to 'claim' if u like ure fabulous bitty bobbies from the cjane givaway, i cant find your email address, if you click on me you can get mine of my blogging profile and then i can reply?

 
At October 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM , Anonymous Brooke said...

I'm a new follower.

 
At October 30, 2009 at 10:39 AM , Anonymous Brooke said...

I tweeted about it!
twitter.com/OurHH

 
At October 30, 2009 at 10:40 AM , Anonymous Brooke said...

I think adding your flowers to a clutch would add just the right amount of beauty to a simple piece.

 
At October 30, 2009 at 10:43 AM , Anonymous Brooke said...

How not to have a midlife crisis? Take risks and live life! Be thankful for what you have been given!

 
At October 30, 2009 at 11:42 AM , Anonymous Gypsy Girl said...

Do you sell your stuff to retail stores or do you have your own store front? I used to work at a darling little boutique in Salt Lake that carries things with your look. Just wondering.... :)

 
At October 31, 2009 at 5:46 AM , Anonymous Aik said...

Those earrings are so gorgeous! I'm a new follower! :D

aikychien at yahoo dot com

 
At October 31, 2009 at 5:47 AM , Anonymous Aik said...

I blogged about it!

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/list-of-worldwide-giveaways.html

aikychien at yahoo dot com

 
At October 31, 2009 at 5:49 AM , Anonymous Aik said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/5312038258

aikychien at yahoo dot com

 
At October 31, 2009 at 5:52 AM , Anonymous Aik said...

I think you can add some bracelets to your collection. Here's your birthday gift : "Muackz!" (A Kiss) XD

aikychien at yahoo dot com

 
At October 31, 2009 at 7:50 AM , Anonymous Lauren said...

I'm a follower too!!

 
At October 31, 2009 at 7:52 AM , Anonymous Lauren said...

I don't think my last comment worked. sorry if it a repeat.
how not to have a crisis? go shopping and make yourself feel like a million bucks. it's all about getting a little "me" time. love ya!!

 
At October 31, 2009 at 7:54 AM , Anonymous Tracie said...

i love it all!!

 
At October 31, 2009 at 7:55 AM , Anonymous Tracie said...

and i now added you to my sidebar on my blog!!

 
At October 31, 2009 at 7:55 AM , Anonymous Tracie said...

and i am a follower!

 
At October 31, 2009 at 9:53 AM , Anonymous Jill said...

Hey Jess:

As always, you are amazing! Congrats on all the success.

 
At October 31, 2009 at 11:56 AM , Anonymous LoveCharlesVintage said...

I love your store! you make such adorable things. They remind me of fall too.
I am now a new follower!
-Lily
lilygreig at gmail dot com

 
At October 31, 2009 at 7:44 PM , Anonymous Jessi said...

Definitely a fan of your creations. I don't know how you do it!! I'm planning on doing some Christmas shopping with you ;o)

I'm a follower
I'm a fan

Love your headbands!!!

 
At October 31, 2009 at 8:08 PM , Anonymous JBlanton said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/jblanton41/status/5328355541

 
At October 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM , Anonymous JBlanton said...

maybe you could put your beautiful flowers on some tote bags- that would be pretty

 
At October 31, 2009 at 8:10 PM , Anonymous JBlanton said...

I am follower of your site

 
At November 1, 2009 at 9:45 AM , Anonymous littleriley.etsy.com said...

I would love to win! I blogged about it!

 
At November 1, 2009 at 11:03 AM , Anonymous Susan said...

I just found your website and love your flowers. My favourite colour is red so what could be better!
Advice for avoiding a crisis at 30 - don't sweat the age! Can't stop it happening so go with it - it really does only get better. You get more confidence in yourself and your beliefs. Wish I knew at 30 what I knew at 40 (I'm 43 now).
Thanks
Susan

 
At November 1, 2009 at 2:20 PM , Anonymous madsta said...

my advise to not have a midlife crisis at 30 is similar to that of my fifteen year old self, only slightly different, here goes
'to avoid having a midlife crisis at 30 just keep being fabulous, only try twice as hard!'
maddy x

 
At November 1, 2009 at 5:49 PM , Anonymous Katie said...

New follower!
kkondek at gmail.com

 
At November 1, 2009 at 5:49 PM , Anonymous Katie said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/5350583665
kkondek at gmail.com

 
At November 1, 2009 at 7:13 PM , Anonymous KC Sqaured said...

You are so talented and creative! You have so many great ideas! I know I wrote this on Facebook but Happy Birthday! Casey just turned 30 on the 19th of October too. Hope Utah and all your adventures are great for you guys! Again, your stuff is so amazing!!!!

 
At November 1, 2009 at 9:17 PM , Anonymous Holly said...

Hey Jess...I'm officially a follower:)
Holly C.

 
At November 1, 2009 at 9:19 PM , Anonymous Holly said...

You won't have a mid-life crisis! 30 is a GREAT year!!! Just look at what you have...and any possibility of a crisis happening...will go right out the window! Hope your birthday was memorable!!!

 
At November 5, 2009 at 11:33 AM , Anonymous las sandalias de ana said...

ohhh, so beautiful! ;)

 

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