A Special Giveaway


Everyone knows raising a teenage daughter is tough. Might I venture to say, one of the hardest things I will ever do. Clothes shopping has become a game of wits. A battle of who is outmaneuvering who. I have a sneaking suspicion I am losing. If I say I like it, will she hate it? What kind of day is it? Giving advice is a slowly thought out process.



I found this lovely necklace at Anthropologie during a sale. It was originally $58, marked down to $19.99. It is a hand-bound tiny little book made by Peg and Awl with actual pages. It was called Little Musings Necklace. I made a deal with my daughter that when one of us wears the necklace, she will leave a kind note for the other one to find when she wears it next. Make sense?

Here are some examples:



This little book has been a small love letter exchange between my daughter and myself. I hope to fill the pages before she leaves us for college in four years. Then she can take it with her and remember that someone out there loves her unconditionally.



I found another necklace on sale the other day at Anthropologie and I thought it would be so much fun to share the love some more. So, I am giving it away on my one month anniversary of my blog. You know I like any reason to celebrate. Bring on the cake!

If you have a daughter, use it like we do. If you have a partner, give it to him/her. Give it to your mother. Give it to your brother. Or better yet, keep it, and write yourself some love letters. It is all good!

To enter simply: leave a comment on this post. You can say whatever you like as long as you keep it clean and nice. You can also earn an extra entry by following this blog. To do so, simply “follow blog by email” on the right hand side of the page. Make sure you do the follow up email prompt that will be sent to your email address. You can also follow through WordPress or RSS on the right. Then, leave another comment saying “I am following you!”. If you are all ready a sweet follower: First leave a comment. Then leave another comment stating “I am all ready following.”

Whew! Glad that is out of the way!

Giveaway begins April 10th at 12:00 am PST and ends April 15th 11:59 pm PST. I am using random.org to pick one winner. I will contact the winner on Tuesday, April 16th. I will post his/her name on Wednesday. The necklace will be sent to the winner the day after I hear back from him/her.

Good luck everyone! Thank you for entering. Regardless of who wins, write a love letter today!


*This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated by/with Anthropologie or Peg and Awl.

34 thoughts on “A Special Giveaway

  1. wow! that is very sweet idea! (that you leave memo in the notebook) and you are giving one away for blog anniversary!? You are so darn sweet. I knew it already somehow but this just made sure of it! <3
    My daughter just started writing, it's so cute..
    I have to share it on my blog! (I was gonna write it but it's cuter in her own writing!

    anyways, I'd love to enter!

  2. My daughter is only 3 years old and already has her own fashion sense. I can only imagine what I am in for! This idea is so sweet it made me tear up a little imagining the special treasure it will become for you and your daughter in the years to come

  3. That is a sweet story and unfortunately she will be off to college sooner than you realize! But, one thing is true…with or without the sentiment she will know you love her. Probably more so when she is away! Until then keep making those memories, oh and keep sharing them w us on your blog!!

  4. What a wonderful idea and such a lovely giveaway! I am a poet and truly believe in the importance of words. What a beautiful idea for your daughter.

  5. Fantastic idea, Jenni. I love this and I will plan to do this with my 6 year old once she begins borrowing my clothes/accessories. I’m a total sucker for keepsakes like this.

  6. I got here from EA. Your blog has a lovely peacefulness about it. I can totally relate to your personal style and home decorative approach and was surprised at how many Anthro home items we have in common – including the huge rope coiled pot (mine currently houses the kids’ shoes)

    The necklace is a beautiful idea.

  7. It’s fun to follow your blog. Jen told me about it at lunch and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you more through your blog! I love the necklace idea! Very cute.

  8. Jenni,
    I learned about your blog on Effortless Anthropologie. I love how you and your daughter share this necklace. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  9. I’m touched to hear that you exchange little notes with your daughter!! By the way I could not tell at all that you have a teenage daughter……your such a young beautiful mommy Jenni!!
    I’d love to enter this giveaway!!

  10. This necklace is so cute and I love the way you have used it with your daughter…so sweet!
    Happy anniversary too! I love following your blog and getting my daily doses of Jenni!!
    I am proud of you my friend:)

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