Mother’s Day Bracelet Giveaway

10 May


Mother’s Day weekend didn’t work out at all how I planned. Friday I returned to work after getting really sick on Tuesday (aw, I just realized it’s my one week anniversary with this virus! special!) I had planned to see a friend’s band play that night, and even though I wasn’t feeling the greatest I still wanted to go. So we went. We had a good time but I could feel my fever returning and my voice leaving. We left early with regrets.

I woke up the next day and my voice sounded like I had been gargling glass. Sadly I realized I was going to have to cancel most of the weekend’s plans. I had really been looking forward to hanging out with Ellen & Laura and seeing Ellen’s sweet new baby and sniffing his little head until people looked at me awkwardly, but I wasn’t up to it and could no way justify bringing this virus in contact with a newborn. I was pretty bummed.

Anthony still wanted to make Mother’s Day special for me so he took me out for some thrifting and a Mother’s Day lunch. While out I managed to lock our keys in the trunk of the car. Happy Mother’s Day to meee! While waiting for the locksmith to come we tried to come up with ways of entertaining Isobel that did not involve letting her run around the dangerous parking lot like she so desperately wanted.

Thrifting obviously didn’t work out like I’d planned, but take a look at this amazing vintage clock I found. I will totally put this in the shop, just as soon as I quit finding attractive places to hang it in my own house. Ahem.

(Before I gave it a thorough cleaning)


We were famished after thrifting, but we knew Isobel had some energy to burn so we stopped by a park to let her burn off some energy before heading to lunch. Isobel had been quite content all morning, but as soon as we got to the restaurant she proceeded to throw the largest, most enthusiastic restaurant tantrum of her career.

Anthony and I ate in turns while the other tended to screamy baby. She was only happy sitting next to the fountain in the lobby. I ate my soup and salad alone and then let Antonyhave his turn. A well-meaning waitress tried to help, but the last thing Isobel wants mid-tantrum is a person she does not know making faces at her. It egged her on and she screamed NO NO NO right in the waitress’ face. That will teach her to be kind to babies!

The virus was returning with a vengeance at that point, so I tried to soothe Isobel as best I could but my voice sounded like Dr Claw. It was by turns a demonic rumble or ghostly whisper. Just imagine how soothing it would be to have Dr Claw rubbing your back saying, DON’T WORRY, HONEY. IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT. She screamed harder.

As soon as our entrees were ready we boxed them up and left.


Mother’s Day wasn’t a wash, though, because I did get to spend time with my family and there was some light napping (always a bonus). Anthony let me pick out some stuff from Etsy about a week before so it would come in time, and my favorite thing by far was this bracelet from BeadsByEvelyn.

I love this bracelet. I have super tiny wrists so I rarely buy bracelets because inevitably they are too big and it’s a huge disappointment. But I loved this bracelet and Etsy sellers can often customize things for you so I emailed Evelyn and explained that my wrists are about a full inch smaller than the smallest size listed on her chart. No problem, she said, she could fix that for me, and oh by the way, she offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if I still didn’t like the fit after she adjusted it, I could send it back for a refund. Awesome.


It reminds me of a laurel wreath and I absolutely adore it. I’ve only been wearing it for a week now but I’ve gotten so many compliments on it. I need to have Anthony take a picture of me wearing it, but here’s the best I could do with my non-dominant hand holding my cell phone.


This bracelet fits me perfectly, and Evelyn is generously donating one of her gorgeous bracelets to a lucky Little Big reader! I’m super excited because this is my first giveaway ever that didn’t involve something I found at my house. (Although remember that time I gave away some monkeys? Good times.) 

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below. Anyone who RTs this giveaway will be entered twice. A winner will be selected randomly and announced on Friday. Good luck and check out BeadsByEvelyn’s shop for more lovely goodies.

46 Responses to “Mother’s Day Bracelet Giveaway”

  1. AmandaStretch May 10, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    I fully support leaves, and not flowers, being incorporated into more jewelry. Maybe I’m an elf.

  2. alittleteteatete May 10, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Oh my goodness, what an amazing bracelet! It reminds me of ancient jewelry, which I LOVE, since I teach Art History. Ohhh I need this!

    lisagoneaussie (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Jennifer Jennings May 10, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    It is a stunning bracelet, I would love to win it, but if I don’t she will have another sale! I was recently introduced to Etsy, and my Mother’s Day gift was a silver disk necklace with my kids’ names on it. So lovely! I hope you feel better soon.

  4. alittleteteatete May 10, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    I tweeted!!! 🙂

  5. Gen May 10, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Oh yes please. I am down for the competition. Though, I hope the second one is for a person with abnormally large sized wrists, because that is me. I am both big-boned AND fat. Alas.

  6. Theresa Aranda May 10, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Love it!!

  7. Katrina May 10, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    That bracelet is beautiful!

  8. Becky Bullard May 10, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    I have freakishly small wrists, too! Bangles are never an option for me, which is sad. But I would totally rock this gorgeous leaf bracelet. Lurve it.

  9. nadja May 10, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    It’s bootyful!

    Feel better soon. I’ve got crud myself.

  10. Jill May 10, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    Oh that is pretty! I do hope the bracelet finds a good home (hopefully with me, but I’m sure everyone who reads your blog is kind, thoughtful, and brimming with good taste).

  11. Cate May 10, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    I’m not generally a big fan of gold or of bracelets, but oh boy…if I don’t win, I may just go buy myself one! (But I hope I win, because I’m poor.)

  12. J-Man May 10, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    Thank you for the link to Matt & Rosie. They are awesome.

  13. Jazmin May 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm #


  14. Imogen @ alternative mama May 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Love this! I’m in the uk, can I still enter?

  15. Stella May 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    Ooooh WANT! Retweeting!!!

  16. Amy in Atlanta May 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    It looks amazing, I know just the person I would give it to – my sister!

  17. Erika May 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    That bracelet is beautiful! I want almost everything in that shop!!

  18. Ky May 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    That bracelet is incredible. (Nadja sent me here.)

  19. Sharon May 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    What a beautiful piece of jewelry.

  20. Opy May 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Thats lovely!!! 🙂

  21. lilpyrogirl May 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    OMG, that’s the prettiest bracelet ever and I kind of feel like after the last two weeks of torture I’ve been through karma kind of owes me this one…come on karma, let her draw my name. Karma darling, If you don’t work out this bracelet thing then I will of course expect some winning lottery numbers.

  22. ohnoAMY May 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm #


  23. Anne May 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    This bracelet is so gorgeous! When I saw your pic of it the other day, I thought, wow! I don’t usually wear gold jewelry, but that I’d totally wear. So awesome that the maker is working with you to do this giveaway!

  24. SaritaFajita May 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Loooove it!

  25. Windsor Grace May 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Love that bracelet and I totally want it. The problem is, I always think I want bracelets and then I get them and I don’t like how they look on me and they mess with my clothes. ‘sigh’ I’m so high maintenance sometimes, it’s alarming. I hope you start to feel better soon 🙂

  26. Marie Keyes May 10, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    I absolutely adore this bracelet, Carrie! This is perfect for plant and nature lovers ❤

  27. Imani May 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    This bracelet is gorgeous,it would be awesome if I got it!

  28. Susan May 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    That’s gorgeous!

  29. sarah May 10, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    Love this. In lieu of a milkshake, I will accept it.

    Also? Feel better soon!

  30. sarah May 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    And retweeted. Pick me! Pick me!

  31. Erica May 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    I love it!!! Love it. And I am so sorry you were so sick. 😦

  32. Eliza Evans May 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Oh, gosh, that’s just gorgeous.

    I lost it a little at Dr Claw trying to comfort Isobel.

    • Missy May 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

      i love that “dr. claw” is one of her tags…

  33. Dawn May 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Love the bracelet, love the shop, love the blog

  34. Sue May 10, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Lovely bracelet! Thanks for doing a giveaway 🙂

  35. Nancy in Iowa May 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    I can’t say enough positive adjectives about the quality, uniqueness, and beauty of Miss Evelyn’s jewelry. I have earrings, necklaces, bracelets…love them all!
    She provides the best customer service on the planet!

  36. Shannon May 11, 2011 at 6:08 am #

    Love love love this bracelet! I tend to buy any jewelry that has leaves! Will be visiting Miss Evelyn’s site.

  37. han_nahj May 11, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    That bracelet is gorgeous!

  38. Megan May 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    This bracelet is so beautiful!!

  39. souphead May 12, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    pretty bracelet. still a little sad about not winning the monkeys 🙂

  40. souphead May 12, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    RT’d as well

  41. Katie in CA May 12, 2011 at 9:43 am #


  42. LittleBig May 13, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    A winner has been randomly selected! Thanks, everybody, for entering!


  1. Amusing Thrift Store Finds « Little Big - June 2, 2011

    […] This last Mother’s Day was pretty crappy. It’s only my third one so far, and I can’t even remember what I did last year. I’m sure it was fun whatever it was, but not as fun as my first Mother’s Day when Anthony took me to a local lavender farm for a picnic. Isobel slept and ate and relaxed comfortably in her sling while we wandered row upon row of fragrant flowers. It was wonderful. Compare that to this year when I locked us out of our car and Isobel threw an epic tantrum in a restaurant, and the winner is obvious. More lavender, please! […]

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