Monday, February 28, 2011

Star Sponsor and Giveaway: Along for the Ride *CLOSED*


I'm so excited to introduce you to the lovely Laura from Along for the Ride. She makes the cutest jewelry and accessories! Take a look at some of the goodies you can get in her shop:


1. What made you decide to open a shop, and how did you decide on your shop name?

I opened my shop because I truly love creating...but a girl can only own so many hair pins! I wanted to share with others so that I can keep on crafting. As far as my blog/shop name, I've always seen blogging and creating as just another way to worship the Lord. I chose "Along for the Ride" as it is a daily reminder that, although I try, I am not in control, God is. He has a life perfectly planned and I need to be along for the ride that he has in front of me. Being along for the ride isn't about taking a back seat or being apathetic along life's journey, nor is it about taking the journey lightly. For me, being along for the ride is about trusting in the Lord to guide your everyday moments and to be a constant companion on your journey.

2. What is your favorite thing to make / what supplies to do you love to use most?

I love making jewelry. It was my first hobby and I will always come back to it. But I probably use the hot glue gun the most. Some folks say Duck Tape can fix anything. Nahh, a girl with a hot glue gun can!

3. What do you spend too much money on?

My new obsession, soy chai lattes. 

4. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Oh boy, I could eat popcorn for the rest of my life. I love sweet popcorn, salty popcorn, buttery popcorn. I crave it and have been known to eat it for dinner. 

5. What is your favorite thing about winter?

That it ends. Seriously, the end of winter is the only good part about it.

***COUPON CODE ALERT!***
Laura has graciously offered a coupon for 15% off your purchase with code 
YESTEACHER15 


***GIVEAWAY***
Laura is giving away 
two triple rosette barrettes in your choice of colors. One for you and one for a friend!



How to enter:

MANDATORY: Visit Along for the Ride and leave a comment with your favorite item.


EXTRA ENTRIES (optional):

+1 Heart Along for the Ride on Etsy and leave your username
+1 Follow Laura's blog
+1 Follow Laura on Twitter
+1 Tweet this giveaway

Sample Tweet: 
Enter to win 2 triple rosette barrettes from @aftr_laura on @yes_teacher 's blog http://tiny.cc/mf2my

Giveaway ends March 4th at 11:59 PM and winners will be announced and emailed on Saturday, March 5th.

If you're interested in promoting your business by becoming a Star Sponsor, see rates here!

123 comments:

  1. I just love everything in lauras shop however I'm especially taken with the chocolate covered rosette ring.. :)

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  2. I love everything in her shop, I've recently become smitten with her snacked hair pins!
    And I love my earrings and clip I have from her!!

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  3. I already follow her on twitter :)

    (@shelbyisrad)

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  4. Already <3 on Etsy!

    (I am on top of this!)

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  5. I LOVE the Olive Rosette Pendant. I have a thing for large necklaces. That is so pretty as is the Bias Tape Rosette Ring.

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  6. Favorited both items on Etsy.

    (PrudyChick)

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  7. I <3 the peony hair pin!
    Rebecca
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I have Along For the Ride added to my favorite shops in Etsy. Username tigg90.
    Rebecca
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I Love this! http://www.etsy.com/listing/68537494/peony-hair-pin-pink

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  10. I follow Along for the Ride's blog through GFC! Such an awesome sister in Christ!
    Rebecca
    rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I love the Just Rosy rosette pendant necklace!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  12. hearted on etsy- username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  13. following Laura on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  14. following Laura's blog via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  15. I love her bias tape earrings in yellow!!
    so sweet!!
    xo

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  16. I hearted her delightful shoppe!!
    xo

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  17. I tweeted!!!
    xo
    http://twitter.com/#!/moonbeamwishes/status/42233309748662272

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  18. I love the Deep Garnet Cluster Necklace.

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  19. Tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/gmk82/status/42233955713417216

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  20. I love love love the rosette pendant necklace

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  21. My favorite item is the Mum Earrings- Cotton Candy! <3

    Ivykiddo@gmail.com

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  22. +1 Heart Along for the Ride on Etsy with simpledesires

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  23. +1 Follow Laura's blog under Ivy

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  24. +1 Follow Laura on Twitter with @JadoreIvy

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  25. +1 Tweet this giveaway: https://twitter.com/jadoreivy/status/42237238792306688

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  26. I love all of the rosette earrings (I can't choose just one color!) and the cluster necklace!

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  27. I "hearted" Along For The Ride on Etsy!

    Etsy ID: lexacd

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  28. I follow Laura's blog!

    alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

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  29. My favorite is the Cluster Necklace- Deep Garnet
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I heart alongfortheride on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I follow Laura's blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
    http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/42247469756710912
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I love the tiny rosette earrings!
    myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

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  34. I love the Kelly Green Mum earrings -- so vivid.

    D
    dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. i love the chocolate rossette earrings.
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  36. i hearted her shop on Etsy - Butler83

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  37. Holiday Sparkler Necklace is my favorite!
    steph4575@msn.com

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  38. lmao! I just noticed I wrote 'chocolate covered rosette ring' if only!!! obviously I meant colored.... chocolate colored...

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  39. I am following Laura on twitter @steph4575
    steph4575@msn.com

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  40. I love the garnet cluster necklace! Thanks!

    konecki (at) gmail

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  41. love the green tea mum earrings! great shop & photos!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/68639821/mum-earrings-green-tea

    i would choose any shade of *green* for my winning rosettes too btw~! :)

    thx for the giveaway!

    ecodog at live dot com

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  42. I have to say I have an unnatural obsession with those hairclips. I love the ribbon rosettes everyone is making lately.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Shannon C

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  43. I hearted her shop. my user name is demasu80.

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  44. My favorite is the Peony Hair Pin- Pink.

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  45. I Follow Laura on Twitter


    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  46. I 1 Follow Laura's blog by email.

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  47. I 1 Heart Along for the Ride on Etsy, username is rsp2001.

    Shannon
    rs_mathena@yahoo.com

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  48. I love the Bias Tape Rosette Ring- Chocolate. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  49. I heart her shop on etsy! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  50. I follow her blog. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow her on twitter. :)

    @amschotter

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  52. Tweeted!! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  53. http://www.etsy.com/listing/65898873/mum-earrings-cotton-candy like this
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  54. heart shop 321Gem
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  56. The Red Berry chains and beads bracelet is absolutely darling!
    I love my red colors.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65927634/chains-and-beads-bracelet-red-berry

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  57. I hearted her Etsy shop!
    girlygirlmoments

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  58. I love the pink Peony hair pin! So pretty:)
    kweight@byu.net

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  59. And I am a brand new follower of her twitter too!
    @girlygirlmoment

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  60. I hearted her Etsy shop. Such a lovely shop!
    kweight@byu.net

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  61. I am following her blog!
    kweight@byu.net

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  62. Following her on Twitter!
    @scrappincorner
    kweight@byu.net

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  63. I tweeted about this giveaway!!
    kweight@byu.net

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  64. i love her mustard bias tape rosette earrings!

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  65. i love
    Peony Hair Pin- Snow White

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  66. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Peony Hair Pin - Lilac!

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  67. I love her Snow White Peony Hair Pin!

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  68. I like the dangle earrings in nut brown!
    cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

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  69. I love the Rosette pendant necklaces- particularly the gray one.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  70. I'm now following Laura's blog.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  71. I'm now following Laura on Twitter.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  72. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/maybaby522/status/42606491785629697
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  73. I hearted Along for the Ride on Etsy. Etsy name is maybaby522.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  74. I love the peach colored mum earrings.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  75. I love the Cluster Necklace- Blue Bunny.

    darcylee99 at yahoo dot com

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  76. I hearted her shop - smartbottomkids

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  77. I follow on twitter - smartbottomkids

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  78. I liked the reusable coffee cozy at her shop!

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  79. I like the bias tape earrings in the color peacock. Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  80. I heart her Etsy shop: lemontart5
    Thanks, karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  81. From the shop, I love the MUM earrings in green tea. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  82. I follow Laura's blog. Thanks for the chance to win for my daughter!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  83. Ahhh I love the green tea mum earrings! But I'm really excited about the barrettes :-)

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  84. I hearted "Along for the ride"

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  86. I am now following Laura on twitter and RT'd for good karma :-)

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  87. I tweeted about the giveaway! :-)

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  88. love the stacked hairpin sets!!
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  89. hearted her shop! staycelyne
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  90. i follow her blog!
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  91. i follow her on twitter @organicmommyluv
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  92. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/organicmommyluv/status/43363693454557185

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  93. I love the Rosette Pendant Necklace- Gray!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  94. I follow you on twitter, @slowclublover.

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  95. Love the Orange Mum earrings! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  96. Hearted Along for the Ride on etsy joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  97. follow Laura's blog. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  98. the triple rosettes barrette is y fav!!
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  99. follow on twitter now
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  100. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/livinginwi/status/43822187018326016
    mrskmartin@gmail.com

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  101. i love the peach mum earrings :)


    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  102. I love the snow white peony hair pin
    jesage@asu.edu

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  103. hearted along for the ride on etsy
    smthngoldsmthngblue
    jesage@asu.edu

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  104. GFC follow laura's blog
    jessica sage
    jesage@asu.edu

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  105. follow laura on twitter
    JessicaSage22
    jesage@asu.edu

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