3.24.2011

Dear Dave + April.....with a Special Giveaway!

Our Dear Dave + April series has changed us for the better. We were hoping it would inspire and help others also in enriching marriages. This last week our texts to each other went like this:

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Dave texted me: It was so nice to see you light up when I drove past your boot camp this morning and you saw me! That hasn't happened in a long time.

I wrote back: I'm so glad we saved our marriage!

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It has been amazing how many emails we have received that are so uplifting, encouraging and supportive regarding this series. We get many emails of how, with our honesty, we are inspiring others to be better partners and how their marriages are strengthened. It makes us smile.

One email in particular that was so touching, came from Kirstie from Bonhomie Jewelry. She is a jewelry designer and she sent me an email explaining that she has loved our Dear Dave + April Series and that one of her new designs was inspired by our series. Ours! I was giddy with excitement. She wanted to send me the inspired custom piece for me to wear around my neck plus she is letting me do the big debut!

I was so excited Monday when my mail came and I recognized the return address! I opened the package slowly with great anticipation.....



{oh the packaging was cute}



{then I read the note about the custom piece inspired by us and opened the box and was in awe. it is gorgeous! The Sweethearts Necklace.}




{and then I burst out crying and called Kirstie to thank her personally because an email wouldn't suffice.}


{and promptly put it around my neck to display it proudly for Dave when he got home and am still wearing it!}

Here is where the story gets sweeter. Kirstie has generously offered a $25 shop credit to her lovely shop to one of you!! Her designs have a real organic, rustic feel to them and are absolutely gorgeous. Her blog is sweet. She is sweet. Please go check out her shop. Show her some love. Follow her on twitter. Did I mention she does custom work for Alicia Keys?! Giveaway winner will be announced next Tuesday, March 29th. Three Four ways to enter. Please leave a separate comment for each entry and include an email address pretty please. Good luck.

1. Go check out Kirstie's shop Bonhomie Jewelry and come back here and tell me which item is your favorite.

2. Become a follower of Kirstie's Blog.

3. Follow my blog.

**4. Silly me. Tweet about it too for a fourth entry. {Ex. Have you seen @bonhomiejewelry Sweetheart charm over @aprilkennedy? I want to win!} Or you can click the 't' button at the bottom of this post!

And, come back here next Tuesday to see if you won and to read Dave's answers to questions that have come from our readers. We haven't forgotten about them.

Thank you so much, Kirstie! This custom piece is AMAZING! It perfectly describes us....as Sweethearts.

P.S. Did you miss my new booth design reveal. I posted it here yesterday!

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64 comments:

  1. I like her "faith" necklace - very cool!

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  2. I'm a new follower of her blog.

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  3. AND I follow your blog. Thanks, April.

    Blessings

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  4. I'm LOVING her sentiment pebbles. Too cute!

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  5. I'm a new follower of the Bonhomie Jewelery blog!

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  6. Of course I follow your blog April!

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  7. i am in love love love with the sentiment pebbles!

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  8. I love the necklace you got the sweetheart charm! So cute!

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  9. the sweetheart necklace has to be my favorite :)

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  10. love love the sweetheart necklace she sent you!

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  11. That is such a sweet story!
    I love the necklace she made you first of all...and I really like the Silver Pebble and Pearl Sentiment Necklace.

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  12. Oh my goodness!! That is sooo sweet and thoughtful and... beautiful.
    And your series. Love it. It is just plain awesome. I think I am going to pitch the idea to the husband. But I am not so sure I'll go viral with it.

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  13. I think the Sweetheart necklace is my fave

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  14. I tweeted! (KarriBT) ...and I forgot to include my email with the other entries, too.
    flabonganator at gmail dot com

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  15. I follow the other blog now as well.

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  16. Love the circle charm, what an adorable shop! I'd get one for my little girl, Riley who is turning (gasp) SEVEN on May 9th. Time flies. jlanenh@comcast.net

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  17. Your blog is my "go to" inspirational blog - love it! jlanenh@comcast.net

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  18. I love the petite circle or the heart necklace with an initial in gold. So pretty!

    Hannah
    simonsays621@yahoo.com

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  19. followed!

    hannah
    simonsays621@yahoo.com

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  20. tweeted!

    hannah
    simonsays621@yahoo.com

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  21. I followed your blog as well!

    Hannah
    simonsays621@yahoo.com

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  22. i like the tiny tag charm with custom stamp necklace.

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  23. I love the color of the custom charm necklaces. She has really beautiful work!

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  24. Tweeted, too

    Thanks for the gioveaway...Love yout jewelry, too!

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  25. I think my favorite single piece on her website is the necklace she made for you, it's simplicity is beautiful and I love the swirls on the heart!!

    I am also following her blog and yours :) I have been keeping up w/ yours just didn't follow it, had it bookmarked though :)

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  26. I am currently following your blog :)

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  27. And I'm following Kirstie's blog

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  28. I really like the one word bracelet, especially with the "spring" beads. So pretty.

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  29. Oops, forgot to leave my email:tomandpriscilla@aol.com

    Thanks!

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  30. I typed in "vintage blog" on google and came across your blog. I'm so glad I did! I LOVE it already. Consider me your newest blog stalker.

    Thanks!

    http://salvagemaid.blogspot.com

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  31. LOVE the necklace she sent you! Im a follower here:)
    XO,
    Sarah

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  32. This sweetheart charm necklace is actually my favorite from her site!
    Sarah

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  33. I like her one-word bracelent. Fun stuff and how sweet she made that charm with you and your sweetie in mind.

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  34. I love the custom charm necklace with flower, butterfly, star and heart.

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  35. I love the blue tear squared necklace. Gwendolenparmer@yahoo.com

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  36. I love the sweetheart necklace. SO sweet.

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  37. I really like the bar necklace and the pebble necklace :-)

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  38. I love the whimsy monogram necklace -- the copper is a nice change from silver!

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  39. I am a new follower of Kirstie's blog... thanks for the suggestion!

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  40. I am also a follower of your blog -- love the new design and name!

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  41. LOVE the Dichro Stacking Rings!! They're beautiful!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  42. I'm a follower!! :)

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  43. Tweeted! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/elisekayem/status/51863614012919809

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  44. The sweetheart charm is my fave

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  45. I am a follower of Kirstie's Blog. {Lesli}

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  46. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect {Lesli}

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  47. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/alittleumbrella/status/52205591959048192

    littleumbrella (at) att (dot) net

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  48. I love the one word bracelet. :)

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  49. Love the sweetheart necklace!

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  50. Love the custom charms! The one she made for you is awesome! Thanks for all the sharing that you do.

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