Supporting Local Makers + LA Antler Co. Necklace Giveaway

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We love to shop small and support local makers. We run small businesses, so we know the large amount of work it takes to operate it, and what orders, followers and subscribers mean (emotionally and financially). Not only does it feel good supporting someone’s hard work and dreams, but the product is amazing, too! When we learned about antler necklaces by LA Antler Co, made in our home state of Colorado, we immediately emailed Addie to buy one. The rustic meets chic necklaces are so unique, and a fantastic new accessory for every woman’s jewelry collection.

Jessica and Addie met on a snowy spring day for coffee, and talked life and antlers. We learned that her fiancé has a passion for shed antler hunting. Every single year deer shed their antlers and grow new ones. With a piling amount of antlers in their home, Addie started creating beautiful pieces of art. She designs home accents wrapped with yarn, in addition to the necklaces.

Jessica has a necklace, and loves it! Every time she wears it, she receives many compliments. It’s a good day because LA Antler Co. is GIVING AWAY one necklace on Instagram. You don’t want to miss this – ENTER HERE.

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Bloom into Spring with DIY Watercolor Flower Cups + Giveaway

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Clearly, Jessica is in the mood for paper cups and watercolor this spring. Jenna was described as the ‘flower child’ growing up, but it seems Jessica’s inner flower child is coming out now. First came the bunnies, and then came the flowers.

Our Nani, fabulous as ever at age 79, is a proper lady that loves to entertain and host. She’s good at it, too. Amazingly, she has more energy then we do. Just like mother’s do, she will still walk up to us at a party {even in our 20′s and 30′s}and remind us to say hi to Mr. and Mrs. so and so, and congratulate them on their recent successes. We never understood it until we became mothers. Being the hostess with the mostess that she is, the thought of using plastic and paper glassware and flatware at a party is unbearable. It must always be china or glassware.

But, these DIY watercolor flower cups got the seal of approval from good ‘ole Nani P. They are paper, but they look lovely, and they don’t look cheap. You can fill them with water, juice or a fave cocktail, or fill them with a favor. They make for a great place card, too, with custom names painted on them. Use them for Easter, a spring brunch, bridal shower or baby shower.

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If you like them, and think they would be a great fit for your next event, follow us on instagram, then tag a friend in comments under the photo of these cups. Those who follow and tag will be entered to win a set of 30 of these watercolor cups for FREE – you can choose to receive a variety, or pick your faves. We are not professional artists, and what you see is what you get. But, for free, they are darn adorable. Giveaway starts March 25 and ends March 31, 2015. Giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram. Names are NOT included on cups for giveaway. Good luck.

Questions? Email us at hello@jsorelle.com.

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To make them, you’ll need:

  • Paper Cups {$1 for a pack of 10}
  • Watercolor paints
  • Brush
  • Water

The amazing one step tutorial is…explore floral inspiration in your head, online or on a print, experiment with watercolor paint.

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{giveaway} jot, snap and share with ecojotCONNECT

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Amazing things happen when we write our thoughts and ideas on paper. It can be therapeutic. Ideas flow {and we can actually remember them}. Special moments and monumental milestones are jotted down and cherished. Feelings are shared.

Well, the classic and irreplaceable act of writing on paper is rising to meet technology with ecojotCONNECT, Ecojot’s free app that allows you to share your written thoughts, words and sketches with your friends, family and co-workers.

Think on paper. Share it with technology. We like it.

EcojotCONNECT is the brainchild of Ecojot founders, the brother and sister duo Mark and Carolyn Gavin, who established Ecojot in 2007. The idea behind it was to keep people writing, while being innovative in today’s ever-changing and technology-dependent society.

So, here’s the basic rundown. You jot down notes, ideas and sketches, then with the app, you position the phone over the ecojotCONNECT custom coded sheet of paper, and you snap your image. Then, you can enhance, edit and share via Evernote, e-mail and your favorite social media channels.

Yes, you have to use ecojot app ready notebooks, but if your going to jot down notes, why not write them in a beautifully designed and eco-friendly product? The app ready notebooks and sketch pads range from $9-$17 and are sold at ecojot. You can download the simple and user-friendly app for iPhone 5 here and Android here.

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EcojotCONNECT launched in spring 2014, and in the very near future, ecojotCONNECT is launching a new and improved version 2.

Users will not only be able to digitize and enhance their handwritten notes, then organize them into custom folders, but users also will be impressed with:

  • faster scanning capability
  • higher quality images {say goodbye to yellow-toned camera phone photos}
  • better editing tools and fun clip art
  • searchable tags
  • enhanced viewing options
  • ability to save and share up to 6 paged PDF files.

Plus, there will be a larger selection of app ready notebooks and sketch pads to purchase with the whimsical designs they are known for.

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Yay for you because Ecojot is giving one lucky j. sorelle reader a $30 gift card to shop from their amazing selection of journals,  sketchbooks, children’s sketchbooks, gift wrap, planners and note cards. Use the Rafflecopter link below to enter. The giveaway will end January 28, 2014. Good luck.

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is open to residents around the world. We did not receive compensation for the published material in this post. No purchase required to enter this giveaway. Entries will be verified. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be emailed via the email address used to enter the contest. New winner(s) will be chosen if original winner(s) has not responded within 48 hours of email notification. This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media outlet. 

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The Most Comfortable and Colorful Leggings + giveaway

white plum leggings_jsorelleWe are sisters. We all have brown hair and brown eyes. We are all moms and wives. We have similar morals. We are all stubborn. We all love our family.

We are also VERY different. Our personalities are different, our body types are different and our styles are different. Jessica, unorganized and wanna-be-Martha, prefers to live in leggings, UGGS or tall, rider boots and long sleeve shirts {no itchy sweaters for her} throughout the winter. Jenna, super organized and total type-A, wears heels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. She is obsessed with black and white. She loves to dress up and create her own trends. Jodi, honest and matter-of-fact, loves her leggings and yoga pants, bright colors and UGG boots; however she has had to dress a big, beautiful bump lately. Oh, and let’s not forget that Jessica will always have a tummy bump {I can totally relate to what Jennifer Garner said on Ellen…you go girl}, Jenna will always have a skinny, model-type body. Jodi will always need to manage her thunder thighs. Jessica and Jenna will always have flat, mom butts {until we make it a priority to change that} and Jodi will always have a bubble tush. It’s all who we are, and it’s what God gave us to work with and embrace.

Well, guess what? We all found one thing we love to wear – and we can all make it work to fit our body types personality. White Plum leggings. Ladies, let us tell you – they are heavenly. They are one size fits all…even a preggo mama, with an 8-month-big belly found them comfortable.

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Jessica was fortunate enough to meet White Plum’s creator and founder, Hilary, and  social media guru, Liz, at Alt this summer. They were lovely. They had amazing business cards, and by business cards, we mean, a beautiful scarf and necklace. They were kind. They had a good, success story. And, even better, they sell great products at reasonable prices.

Lucky for y’all, White Plum is giving away a pair of leggings today. There is something for everyone – every color and pattern your fashionista mind can imagine. See the Rafflecopter information at the bottom of this post to enter.

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And that’s a wrap!

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j. sorelle received products for this post, however we love White Plum even if they didn’t send us product, and all opinions are ours, we promise. 

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GIVEAWAY: vino2go

We are obsessed with our latest favorite thing…a to-go wine cup, otherwise known as Vino2Go. For all you wine drinkers, this is a fabulous must-have vino accessory. What a genius invention. It makes such a wonderful, and affordable gift and hostess gift. The one for you, one for me rule totally applies here. The more vino-drinking friends sipping together, the better.

Kimi, one of our BFFs and Fleur de Lis’ best Minnesota customer, took her Vino2Go from Fleur de Lis with her on a St. Thomas vacay …she made us jealous sipping her vino in a Vino2Go cup during a romantic beach walk with her man, Tim.

Vino2Go is flying off the shelves at Fleur de Lis {call 303.996.6885 or email paperie@fleurdelisdtc.com to reserve yours today and we’ll ship to you}, because new shipments just arrived. Pink, Orange, Red, Green, Blue, Black, White – we’ve got the color spectrum covered.

Jenna from Fleur de Lis, is giving away a Vino2Go to one lucky customer. Enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter link below by Friday, March 29. Good luck!

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Don’t forget to check out all the other unique gifts we love sold at Fleur de Lis online store here.

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