Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Celebrating My 30th!

It's here! April! And with it my 30th birthday. My mom still can't quite believe that her first born is 30! ha! =)

Instead of moping or getting depressed about turning the big three zero I decided to celebrate and what better way to celebrate than to give things away? :) I love giving gifts - Christmas is my very favorite time of year because giving gifts brings me so much joy.

So without further ado...

1. Get 30% off your purchase during the ENTIRE month of April!!! No minimum purchase and no limit to the number of times you can use the code. But once April is over, that's it. :) I don't anticipate having any kind of sale like this in the future.

Use Code: HAPPY30


2. Free Birthday Gift with Purchase!

This will be while supplies last of course. I only bought (or had donated) items from Indie artists and businesses who I have purchased from in the past. I am going to go into greater detail about all these great folks during the month. I totally recommend and endorse all of these wonderful businesses.

Goodies are from Herb and Ginger, InVita Paper Studios, miSpa, Allyson Hill, and The Dippy Chick Company.


If you have sensitivity to scents please tell me before I ship our your order - there are some yummy smelling goodies in these birthday gifts.


3. Enter to win the Grand Birthday Gift Giveaway worth over $125!

Two ways to get an entry to win...Leave a comment or make a purchase!


Every time you leave a comment on my blog during the month of April you will get an entry for the Grand Prize. You can leave as many comments on my blog as you want - only one comment per blog entry will be recorded. So if I write two posts every day in April you could earn 60 entries for the whole month if you comment on each of them!

Every person who makes a purchase from my website gets TEN entries.

Prizes were purchased and donated from Indie Businesses who I have done business with in the past. I will be blogging about them throughout the month. Please visit their stores and show them some love. They're wonderful businesses with great products and service!


4. Win a Pair of Earrings!
As if all the above weren't enough, from April 1 to April 5 visit Bloggy Giveaways and leave a comment to win a pair of earrings. I'm giving away two pairs of my Love Knot earrings!!! You can win the earrings and still be eligible for the Grand Birthday Gift. :)


Questions? Clarifications? Post here and get your first entry for the Grand Prize!!!


Fine Print....aka the "rules"
  • Comments are all moderated. Sorry but I can't stand Spam and the only way I can control the spammers (those people who try to sell stuff via comments) is to moderate. All comments (even disagreeing ones) will be published if they aren't spam.

  • I must be able to contact you so if you leave an anonymous comment you'll also have to leave your e-mail address. Otherwise I will have no way of tracking your entry or notifying you if you win.

    The other option is for you to leave your name or nickname anonymously and then send me an e-mail via my Contact Form on my website. Please list the time and date that you left your comment and your name. I'll record your comment entry.

  • Spam will NOT be tolerated. Any entry that is clearly spam will not be approved.

  • Try to leave some sort of relevant comment, k? Don't just say "entering" cause that kind of sucks. I want this to be fun and interactive.

  • Giveaway is open to anyone in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, Germany and any other country that I can ship to without any customs restrictions (there are a few of them out there).

  • No purchase necessary to enter the Grand Birthday Gift Giveaway. :) Though you will get ten more entries if you do purchase!

  • To receive 30% off you must shop on my main website. Discount is not available at my Etsy shop. Sorry!

  • Final drawing will be held on May 1. The winner will be chosen using a Random Number Generator. I will be tracking entries and names using Excel.

  • Grand Giveaway will be shipped in the most economical manner - UPS, USPS, or FedEx. I will probably have to use bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Your shipping address must be accessible to all carriers, which means no PO boxes. Please provide a GOOD address - I don't want to deal with returned packages. If the package is returned I will move on to the next person as the winner.

103 comments:

Tara in VA said...

Happy Birthday! I remember when I turned 30 - something changed inside and I gave myself permission to stop trying to be considered cool by those younger than me and instead owned the beauty and wisdom that came with those 30 years! Turning 40 was even better!

tforsburg (at) yahoo (dot) com

ikkinlala said...

Happy birthday!

Karen said...

WOw! That is really a generous giveaway!

km said...

Happy 30! That was a big year for me. I'm 32 now and still recovering. =0) I wish you blessings.

deputyswife said...

Happy Birthday!

Jessica said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My boyfriend just celebrated his thirtieth - I'm still a couple years away! I hope you have a wonderful day. Your giveaway is very kind and generous. I would love to win! Your jewelry is lovely - I would love to have the cherry tree and ruby necklace because ruby is my birthstone (July).

Gregg said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Giveaways are fun! I love your work!
greggstone (at) gmail (dot) com

bauer zoo said...

what a fantastic and generous idea! happy birthday! (i turn 30 in july.)

cltgrace said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! i like that you are sharing the celebration with us! The best is yet to come!

Rhiannon said...

Yay! Happy 30th - I turn 30 this year as well. Your stuff is lovely!

Andrea said...

This i my first time visiting. Happy Birthday and what a way to celebrate. I love your stuff, it's absolutely gorgeous. I used to be a lot more into jewelry but now that I have kids, it seems to have fallen to the way side. I've love to spruce up my collection again... come out of the bedroom ready for adate looking fabulous. LOL!!!! Love to be entered.

lifemoreabundant said...

Happy 30th birthday to you! There's something that happens when you turn 30. People begin to respect you a little more. You begin to feel a little more grounded. It's a good thing.

Christy said...

Thanks for giving us such a great birthday gift!

Happy Birthday

Dimple Queen said...

Happy Birthday...I am 34, 30 didn't really bother me, but for some reason, knowing I am turning 35 this year has me in a whirl!

Beautiful jewelry! I hope to win something....I came here by way of Bloggy Giveaways....thanks for offering up such a beautiful prize!

angela(dot)pridgen(at)yahoo.com

Jenna said...

I have a birthday in April as well! This year is just 29... next year will be my big 3-0!

Manda said...

Happy birthday! I came here from Bloggy Giveaways as well. You make beautiful jewelry. I especially like the 14k Gold Teardrop Hammered Earrings -- so simple and pretty!

Cassie said...

I LOVE your Pearl Elegance bracelet! How beautiful!
Happy Birthday! I turn 32 this year I loved 30! It feels like I've finally arrived at adulthood (sort of).

Julie said...

Happy Birthday! You do beautiful work! I'm coming back for mothers day!

Mary512 said...

Happy 30th Birthday! Great giveaway, thanks!

Bunny B said...

Happy 30th Birthday! Hope you get awesome gifts, cos what you're giving us is just too cool!!!

claire said...

Happy 30th! Here's hoping I win something. :)

Angie Davis said...

LOVE your work. beautiful!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! 30...that seems so long ago and just like yesterday all at the same time.

Tanya Moyer said...

Happy Birthday! You have wonderful jewelry! I love your "Initially Yours" Initial Necklace. I love that it's personal, and can be casual or dressy! I plan to visit your blog often!! :o)
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

beverly isaacs said...

i love the fine silver textured circles pendant neclace doubles. i would be proud to wear it everywhere i go because it is so beautiful. it would be a breathtaking piece to have.

Shelly said...

happy birthday - you are so talented!

Sheryl said...

Happy Birthday! You create gorgeous work. It's nice to just look at it.

Wendy - girly whirled said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is just around the corner as well (April 4). I love your jewelry. It has a relaxed elegance.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Happy Birthday! I will be turning 30 in Oct.

Linda

Frances said...

I looked through all of the earrings on your site and, I have to say, those love knots are my favorites. I would love to win them!

Andria said...

Happy Birthday! You have some really wonderful and creative designs! I too host a weekly giveaway on my blog, if you are interested in expanding your designs to more readers.

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday!!

You are very talented, your jewelry is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Roxy said...

i love the jewelry on your site! Happy 30th!!

hockiemack at hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! The jewelry is beautiful! You are very creative.

Thanks!
Julie

lejulie2002 at yahoo . com

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I'm an April baby, too and love this month.

I really think the "Love never ends" earrings are my favorite; a close second are the "textured discs and silver freshwater pearl" earrings. I'm a fan of pearls I guess. Great site -- the photos are professional and give me a good idea of what your products are. Well done!
emilyslinger (at) juno (dot) com

Angelika said...

Happy Birthday! :-)

graduatedlearning said...

Congrats, Happy Birthday!

Found you through Bloggy Giveaways...your jewelry is so beautiful!

gigibelts said...

Entering...........................
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LOL... Sorry I had to do it. I actually had the same idea for when I turn 30 in a couple months but yours is wayyy better.

30 seems so unreal because it seems like such a big number and I don't feel that big...lol.

I wish you a very Happy Birthday and a very happy everyday!

Haffner Home said...

Happy birthday!! I love your pieces...so beautiful!! I would love to win your giveaway!!!! The cherry tree necklace is my favorite. It is a piece that i could wear everyday to add some spice to my very simple maternity wear. I am expecting my 2nd next month and could use something new!!! Thanks so much for offering such a great giveaway. Keep making handcrafted jewelry! You have a gift!!

LisaW said...

Happy 30th! You have lovely jewelery--and what a generous giveaway!

Mimzie said...

Happy Birthday!!

carleigh said...

happy birthday to you!! and i hope that i win, because i am celebrating my 30th birthday this april, too!! that would be a great birthday gift!

carleigh said...

happy birthday to you! and i hope that i win because i am turning 30 in april too!! that would be such a great present if i won, because i love jewelry!

Chilihead said...

That's what I call a birthday celebration! I hope you are enjoying an increase in traffic from Bloggy Giveaways. Since I can't win anything over there (since I'm the administrator), maybe I'll win something here? LOL

fyjules said...

Happy B-day, hope you enjoy it. You make beautiful jewelry I love it.

Jhianna said...

Happy Birthday!

Timothy said...

Happy Birthday!

Rosanne said...

Your giveaway is totally cool Megan! That is so generous of you! And now is the perfect time for me to add to my Casto Creations jewelry collection with the 30% off!
Thanks so much!!
Rosanne

Kimberly B. said...

Happy birthday! My 30s have been great!

Jessie R. said...

Happy B-Day! I love this! Thanks!

Diana said...

Thanks for hosting such a generous birthday celebration! I'd love to win your Grand Giveaway and share with my MOPS group! Wish I had welcomed 30 so generously...

melonkelli said...

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

jessh1218 said...

Happy Birthday! I just checked out your site for the first time, your stuff is beautiful.

jessh1218(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. I wish you many more wonderful days to come.

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for celebrating it with us bloggers!
Smiles!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday-- hope you have great success!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday! May your next year be filled with joys and blessings. Enjoy 30 all all the years that follow - it is ALL good!

aBookworm said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day!
I'm also running giveaways on my blog. If you'd like to be a sponsor, please let me know.

Thanks!
callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

Chantelle said...

Happy Birthday! I was just browsing your store and I must say you are extremely talented! I have hinted at my hubby that something from there would be super nice for mother's day. I even gave him the code! lol

MoonMaiden said...

Happy 30th Birthday! *Thanks* for the giveaway :)

laura said...

I love your birthday celebration! When I turned 30 2 years ago, we rented a huge house out in leavenworth (WA) for the weekend with all our friends and had a blast. The 30s are awesome, so enjoy!!

Alicia said...

Please enter me! Welcome to the 30's. They're good years!

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you have a wonderfull day.
I will celebrate my 36th birthday in April.
And I love yur great giveaway!

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday! What a fabulous giveaway!

CUsmile said...

I can't help but hear the Beattles in my head singing, "they say its your birthday!"

A very, happy birthday, now back to save to my favs, so I can come back, I love your style!

Tisa said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the fun giveaway! ~ :)
jmagloro[at]ywave.com

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday. Your jewelry is beautiful!

Alicia said...

This is fun!

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday!!! Mine was March 31st, a very good time of year for a birthday if you ask me ;o). Your jewelry is amazing- you are very talented and I'm so glad to have found your blog.

Cactusflower said...

I turned 30 a fewish years ago, and I have to say, 30 is the new 12. ;) Just kidding. But maybe not. I have 2 kids, both girls, and I am having more fun with them now than before, so maybe my reaching my "youthful decade" was a good thing! Have a great year!

Steph said...

Happy birthday! :)
It's Steph here - the graphics look fantastic, if I do say so myself. Haha. Again, happy birthday and remember to celebrate hard!

Amanda said...

Happy 30!! It's such a fun time of life. Your creations are beautiful!!

Cricket said...

Happy 30th! It was an easy one for me but 31 was tough. Funny how we all think differently about our ages. I am visiting your site for the first time by way of Posh Mama and I may just be hooked. Your jewerly is really lovely. Wish I could stay longer but I want to check out your Etsy shop as well so I will talk to you later! Oh and I am going to check out Dippy Chicks too because I love dips!

Tara said...

Happy Birthday! And your stuff is beautiful!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday! I remember 30, barely! lol Have a wonderful Birthday!
Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

BrineS said...

Happy Birthday!

Melissa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I just turned 31 on the 28th of March, so this would be a great present for me too! :o) I just saw your site for the first time in SheFinds and have to say I LOVE your stuff!

Lavonne said...

Happy Birthday. It is also my Birthday on the 4th of April, so this would be a nice for me birthday gift.

liberty said...

happy 30th! Love your stuff!
chadandliberty at gmail dot com

miznyc said...

Happy Birthday!

jennsquared said...

Wow! What a great way to celebrate your birthday!!! Happy Birthday! And I will be sure to check your blog more often :)

Jessie R. said...

HHHHHHAAAAAAAPPY BBBBB-Day!!!!!!!!!!

Gloria said...

Happy birthday! I'll be 35 this month, and it's not so bad :)

jenny said...

happy bday i got you by 6 years lol any way i hope you have or had a good one thanks jenny9675309@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday. 30 can be a magical year for you. This is my introduction to Costo Creations and I must say I'm delighted with what I see. Please enter me into the celebrations.
njones126 at tampabay dot rr dot com

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

I hope you have a great birthday! I'm turning 50 this month! Yikes! I've never let any of my birthdays bother me, because I'm healthy and I'm still alive. :D

I've gotta tell my guys about the Fine Silver "Doo Dads" Bracelet!

Uniquely Yours said...

Hey 30 was nothing wait till you turn 31. lol I turned 31 in February. Happy Birthday!!

blueviolet said...

Your jewelry is exquisite!
doot65(at)comcast[dot]net

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday!
30 is the new 20, so you are not even of legal drinking age yet!

Deci said...

Many more years of creating to come! Happy Birthday!

purango said...

Happy Birthday! Luv your jewelry.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. I just love your jewelry. It is just so classy without being over done. I could wear most with anything from jeans to dressing up.

mommysweeps said...

Happy happy birthday!
I found your site through bloggy giveaways, and love it.

now that I see you are giving 30% off, I will be back later this weekend to shop online...

great stuff, really!

angie828 said...

Happy 30th birthday and what a great giveaway you are having

Helen W. said...

Happy Birthday!

Katie said...

First, let me say Happy Birthday!!!! Second, let me say your jewelry is amazing, beyond beautiful - I don't even know how to describe it!

And lastly.. your giveaway is so generous I got lost reading all the ways one could win! I hope leaving a comment is good enough and after I chase my kids back into bed I'm going to look through your store again :-)

(I'm happy I got in on the last day to potentially win those gorgeous earrings too!!! Hope my comment is a lucky one!)

Elliott said...

Happy birthday! 30 calls for some serious presents. ;)

MoonSage said...

Happiest of birthdays to you.

When I turned thirty my whole life changed. I realized that other people were humans too and deserved respect for being the best they could be - even if they had a lot to learn.

That realization really changed me and my relationships with everyone, with the world. I found a way to be harmonious.

Oooh, I've gone off on a tangent here and I did want to tell you how much I love your creations. What breathtaking beauty. I wish I could do things like that.

Wishing you (all) peace, love and understanding.

Katie Bella said...

Happy birthday!! My 30th was seriously my best ever--and I wish the same for you.
I love the way you've chosen to celebrate. Very cool. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I have to agree that 40 was better than 30!

ENJOY1

Jill said...

I just found your blog and I *love* your jewelry. Please enter me for a chance to win. Happy 30th!

Jessie R. said...

Happy B-Day!

Deb DiSalvo said...

Oh - Enjoy being 30, you young thing!!!!! I'll be turning 40 this year.....urg!!!!! Love your contests! So fun! I'm going now to check out your shop! You have always been a favorite of mine!
Cheers!
-Deb