My Blogaversary AND A HUGE Giveaway!!!

Howdy all!
Can you believe i’ve been doing this for a WHOLE year!!??
(actually 2 days ago was a year, but I wanted to wait for this cool giveaway)
Time has just flown by…..and I’ve had fun the whole way and met TONS of new friends!!
And I LOVE all my peeps (yes, that means YOU)

Anyhoo, Lisa Leonard of Lisa Leonard Designs is offering one of my LUCKY readers to win one of her AWSOME necklaces!!

She has the coolest stuff…..and I, myself have been hinting to hubby for awhile that I want something from her shop (I’m sure you all know how LONG it takes hubby’s to get our hints :)

Their¬†handmade jewelry is meaningful, unique and perfect for everyday…….even with jeans! Each piece is hand-cut, hammered, antiqued and polished sterling silver.

They’ve even been featured in many major magazines and blogs and some cool celebrities have been seen wearing their beautiful jewelry!!!

Well, she’s letting the winner PICK between their “From Up Here” necklace¬†or……

“Sparkle” necklace!

All you have to do to enter is:
1. Visit her site and tell me what your favorite is
2. Follow Lisa on Twitter (
3. (Be)come my follower
4. Blog about this giveaway on your blog
5. Tell me a funny joke or story (I need to laugh today)
6. Send me a present for my blogaversary (hahahaha!)
The contest will go through next Wed. night and I will announce the winner on Thurs. or Fri.
And don’t foget some nice jewelry would be GREAT for Mother’s Day (hint, hint, hubby)
Good luck and
Have fun!!
About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. The Sparkle necklace and the From Up Here are two of my three top favorites! I love Lisa’s designs!

  2. I LOVE her little feet necklace!!!!
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  3. I follow Lisa on twitter
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  4. I’m a follower!!!

  5. I’m a follower!
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  6. Funny story… everyone is cracking up at me for calling the wandering stallion on Farmville a horsetitute. I just finished my stable there and was dying to accept a stallion so I could have baby horses… well… this stallion spends ONE night in your stable, gives you a THANK YOU colt, and takes off! The nerve of that stallion! I waited all that time and he’s just a one night stand for my stables!

  7. I LOVE the “From Up Here” necklace! So pretty.

  8. I’m a follower.

  9. I love the heartstrings necklace, and the “from up here”. I love the initial necklaces as well. They’re all so gorgeous!!!

  10. I’m a follower.

  11. I love her “Fly Free” necklace! Too cute!

  12. I follow Lisa on Twitter.

  13. I follow your blog!

  14. A funny joke…

    Two peanuts were walking down the road…and one was “as-salted”. Get it, assalted?? SALTed?

  15. I love the love banner necklace!

  16. I’m a follower!

  17. What’s blue and smells like red paint?

    Blue paint!

    did I make you laugh?

  18. Love the From Up Here necklace!

  19. Love the fly free and her up from here necklaces.

  20. I follow you!

  21. I love the Mama necklace and the marked by love necklace!

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  23. One of my favorite’s is the my heart necklace.

  24. I follow you!

  25. I follow you!
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  26. I love the new “marked by love” necklace! :)

  27. I follow Lisa on Twitter!


  28. I couldn’t choose between her “Mama” and her “Be Still” necklaces. If face I would take any of them and be incredibly happy! I also love you blog! I just became a follower! Hope I win!

  29. I follow your blog! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I, too, have been drooling over Lisa Leonard for months and dropping hints left and right to my Hubs. Think you could send him an anonymous email? Ha ha! ;)

    The open circle, family tree, and from up here are all my favorites. I’d love to win!

  31. Happy Blogaversary!! And thanks for the giveaway! :) I LOVE her be still necklace. and also the friendship necklace! whats not to love!! I started the hinting to my hubs also ;)

  32. I don’t really have any good jokes or stories, but my little boy said something funny the other day. Kid funnies are the best, aren’t they?

    My little boy (who just turned 5) suffers from allergies and the winter/early spring is tough on him. One day we were talking about heaven and what it would be like. I told him that we would get a new perfect body and our old body would stay on earth. He said, “Can I get a new body with a nose that doesn’t run?” Ha ha ha! I laughed so hard that I cried.

  33. I love the “From Up Here” necklace. Her jewelry is beautiful-I’ve been eyeing it for a while.

  34. I follow your blog

  35. I really like her stuff! The “captured heart” necklace is a favorite, as is the “Sparkle” and the “from up here”

  36. I follow your blog!

  37. I love Lisa! I have been coveting the “from up here” necklace. It is so cute!

  38. I am a follower!

  39. I love the mama necklace!

  40. I love the “Family Crest Necklace” with the pearl chain!

  41. I am a follower of your blog!

  42. I love all of Lisa Leonard’s work, but “Fly Free” and “From Up Here” are a couple faves…so unique!

  43. I’m following Lisa Leonard on Twitter. (HeatherYoung717)

  44. I love the family crest necklace.

  45. I follow your blog

  46. I’m a follower of your blog-which is full of precious things that really motivate me to get crafty!

    Thanks for doing this give-away!

  47. I like the ‘You are loved’ necklace!

  48. I LOVE the “My Heart” Necklace!

  49. I’m a follower!

  50. Here is my funny story. My husband got a root canal today and was totally drugged up. He took my daughter with him to the pharmacy to pick up his pain meds. When he was done checking out the lady said “thank you” and he replied, “i love you too”. He didn’t even notice, but my daughter has been telling everyone we see that her “dad loves the lady that gives him drugs.” That doesn’t sound good any way you look at it.

  51. Alright, a short but funny story. I was out jogging today. I tripped over my own feet. Really. I did. I looked around to see if anyone saw me. I think I’m safe!

  52. I follow you on Google Reader!

  53. So, I thought I posted this comment earlier but it didn’t save…I love all her designs but my absolute favorite is the “sparkle” necklace!!

  54. Here’s my funny story…

    My 5 year old daughter wanted to watch TV the other day and we said no cause she had watched too much already. Then she said, “If you want me to talk to you today, then let me watch TV!” We could not keep a straight face and we just burst out laughing…She still didn’t get to watch TV. :)

  55. Oh my goodness, they are all beautiful! I really like the two that are an option for the giveaway, but other than those I LOVE the vintage frames necklace and the open heart bracelet. So classy and beautiful…I think my hubby might need some hints too =)

  56. I am a follower =)

  57. I am also following Lisa on Twitter!

  58. Hmmm, funny story? Ah, I have a good one =) This was my facebook status Monday…

    “I just found a googley eye in Lukas’ poopie diaper. Somehow I don’t think I will find googley eyes on the recommended food list for 15 month olds =)”

    Need I say more? LOL! Lukas is my 15 month old =) If that didn’t make you smile I don’t know what will!

  59. A funny (and true story)… Little backstory-my youngest daughter has a very *loud* voice. At the time this happened she was a “budding reader”.

    We decided to make cake ball pops from Bakerella. So we’re in the middle of the cake mix aisle searching for “red velvet” cake mix. My loud, budding reader was the one to find it.

    However to her, velvet looked like vomit. And she announced in her very loud voice, even louder because of an emphasis of disgust…”Ew you’re going to make red vomit cake?”.

    We laugh about it now, and I even could have laughed then. But I happened to have a very full bladder. And there were a lot of people in that cake aisle.

    Hope this made you giggle! =)

  60. I follow your blog already, and I’m a follower of Lisa on twitter.

    I love, love, LOVE the fly free necklace. in fact, that’s going on my birthday list.

  61. Happy Birthday!!!
    My favourite must be the FlyFree necklace, it’s possibly the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen!

  62. I just love The jumble of charms necklace. It is so different, I would have all my family with me at one time. It is really special. Love your blog. Congrats on your one year anniversary.

  63. it’s so hard to pick a favorite . . . i think {today} it would have to be the sweetheart tree necklace.

  64. i’m a follower!

  65. a favorite joke of my kiddos::

    knock, knock
    who’s there?
    boo who?
    you don’t have to cry about it!

    happy april fools day!

  66. I really have so many favorites. I’ve been trying to get lucky at her giveaways for months. My absolute fav piece though is fly free.
    Love, love, love them all!

  67. Oh, and I’m a follower.

  68. no need for me to go to the website. so familiar already. and i LOVE the “from up here”!

  69. i’m also a follower

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  71. I love the “From Up Here” necklace and “the little lady”. Everything is adorable.

  72. I am a follower.

  73. Why did the Elephant paint her toenails red?

    So she could hide in the the Strawberry Patch…

    Have you ever seend an Elephant a strawberry patch?? It must work!

  74. Happy Blog-iversary! I think my favorite on her website is the “Fly Free Necklace” it’s lovely.

  75. I also follow you!

  76. I love so many of her designs, I also have an obsession with hearts so it would be hard to choose (but I am sure I could do it)

  77. I love Lisa’s laundry line necklace and I really would like her Sweetheart tree necklace as well. So many cute designs!

  78. I follow Lisa on Twitter via @hherz09

  79. Im a new follower of your blog.

  80. and a joke for you:

    What does the snail say when he gets on the turtle?


    hope you had a laugh :)

  81. I follow!

  82. I love the Heart Strings necklace and the Open Heart necklace!

  83. Love the little feet necklace! With both girls (and additional little ones) I take a picture of our hands, feet and one of us together. It has been so fun to look at them so tiny!

    BTW- we need have a play date with our cutie pa tootie girls if were even in the same state or vacinity!

  84. I love the be still necklace and the love in my hands necklace. Anything custom with my kids names would be great too!

  85. I love the family tree necklace. Happy Blogiversary!
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  86. I love the family tree necklace. Happy Blogiversary!
    tiffdeon at yahoo dot com

  87. I follow you.
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  88. Something funny (and also a little gross)…I woke up yesterday morning to find that some one had gone to the bathroom in the tub. I think my three year old got a little confused in the middle of the night!
    tiffdeon at yahoo dot com

  89. I love the Be Still necklace. Thanks for the chance to win.

  90. My fav would be.. the jumble of charms necklace! It’s beautiful!

  91. I’m following. :)

  92. I love love love the original necklace!

  93. I love your blog and have been a follower for some time now. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  94. I follow your blog…I’ve got a link to your blog on my blog, & Lisa’s designs are very inspirational. The little lady bug necklace on the little girl was DARLING!! I LOVE lady bugs!

  95. I’m your follower!

  96. I love the open circle bracelet. Beautiful Jewlery!

  97. I follow your blog!

  98. I love the illuminate necklace.
    - Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  99. i LOVE the Marked by Love and the LOVED necklaces. Can’t decide which one I like the most!!!

  100. I’ve loved your blog for some time and now I’m a follower!!!

  101. Love, Love the From Up Here necklace!

  102. I am a follower!!!

  103. It’s so hard to choose from all her amazingly adorable pieces, but I adore the Illuminate (Sparkle) necklace and the Friendship necklace.

  104. Oh I love Lisas stuff and actually two of my favourites are from up here and sparkle. :-) I also love heartstings necklace and lovebird necklace… And of course open circle… and hmm well, I really love most of the stuff she has! :-)


  105. I like the simple silver thin cuff bracelet.

  106. #1- I can’t decide my favorite! WOW! She has so many cool things.. guess I’m gonna have to go with the marked by love necklace.

  107. #2- Following lisa on twitter!

  108. #3- I follow your blog!

  109. #4- Blogged about this giveaway!

  110. #5- hmm.. something funny.. i slipped on the snow today in walmart’s parking lot with a handful of people watching me. hilarious. NOT!

  111. I love them all! I can’t decide!

  112. I LOVE all of her jewelry. If I have to pick a favorite I will say the hugs and kisses necklace. It is so sweet and simple!

  113. Funny story: Two years ago today, my water broke three weeks before my due date at 11pm (no joke). My husband was on an internship in CA, I was in UT. I delivered our second little girl with my 8-month pregnant neighbor in the room. She was born at 1 am on the 2nd. We always felt that she deserved an April Fool’s Day b-day. Hope that was a good story for ya. :)

  114. I follow Lisa on twitter!

  115. I follow you too!

  116. Oooh, I love all the custom ones, but especially the little owl that says, “who do you love?” It would be so cute with my five girls’ names on it.

  117. I love her designs! I really like the From Up Here necklace. So pretty.

  118. I am also a follower. Thanks!

  119. I like the starry heart neckalce and the Sparkle one, too!

  120. Laundry line necklace – love it!

  121. I’m a follower of you!

  122. I love all Lisa’s stuff! But I especially like the teenie tiny initials necklace!

  123. I follow your blog.

  124. I follow Lisa on twitter as treefrogc

  125. I love the heartstrings necklace and the family tree necklace.

  126. I follow your fab blog! :)

  127. The sparkle necklace for sure…. so dang cute!

  128. I love be still necklace

  129. Follower on twitter

  130. Follower of your blog

  131. All Lisa’s work is amazing. I’ve been dreaming about getting one of her necklaces, too bad my husband can’t read minds. My favorite is the children’s initials necklace.

  132. I am a follower! :)

  133. From her site my favorite is “mamma necklace”. I do follow and love your blog. Thanks for the tips! I posted this give away on a sister blog.
    For your blogaversary I am blowing you a giant kiss. Joke to follow:
    So a blond was speeding down the highway. All of a sudden she getspulled over (obviously because she was speeding.)The cop who pulled her over was also a blonde (uh-oh)… The cop says”Ma’am i need to see your drivers license ID.” The driver was confused, being blonde and all. So, the cop decides to remind her what an ID is. “Ma’am its arectangular thing with your picture on it”The blonde still has no idea, but looks for it anyway. So funny themblondes. She pulls out a rectangular mirror and hands it to the cop.The blonde cop says to the blond driver, “Oh, sorry ma’am if I hadknown YOU were a cop too, I wouldn’t have pulled you over.”

    I hope I win. thanks

  134. What stunning jewelery! I love the “From Up Here” necklace so much that I bookmarked it, and am going to save my pennies to buy it myself if I don’t win!

  135. I follow your blog.

  136. Love your blog! The “From Up Here” necklace is adorable.

  137. Love, love, love the teeny tiny initials piece.

  138. Oh, and I am a follower.

  139. The vintage frame necklace is awesome!!!!

  140. Wow! Those are some beautiful pieces!

    My favorite is the Sparkle Necklace! I have a thing for chandeliers. :D


  141. I am following Lisa Leonard on Twitter! (My username is JenniferKrumm.)


  142. jessica fisherrrrrr-i’m one of your followers

  143. my favorite on her site was the “lots of love” necklace, so cute!

  144. and i lastly a joke for you called: bad day
    There was this guy at a bar, just looking at his drink. He stays like that for half of an hour.

    Then, this big trouble-making truck driver steps next to him, takes the drink from the guy, and just drinks it all down. The poor man starts crying. The truck driver says, “Come on man, I was just joking. Here, I’ll buy you another drink. I just can’t stand to see a man cry.”

    “No, it’s not that. This day is the worst of my life. First, I fall asleep, and I go late to my office. My boss, outrageous, fires me. When I leave the building, to my car, I found out it was stolen. The police said that they can do nothing. I get a cab to return home, and when I leave it, I remember I left my wallet and credit cards there. The cab driver just drives away.”

    “I go home, and when I get there, I find my wife in bed with the gardener. I leave home, and come to this bar. And just when I was thinking about putting an end to my life, you show up and drink my poison.”

  145. Those are both beautiful, and I also love the sweetheart tree necklace! So sweet.

  146. I’m a follower!

  147. Oh I love the from up here necklace…so so fun! She has BEAUTIFUL stuff! And her photos are amazing.

  148. I am a follower!

  149. My favorite is a tie between the open circle necklace and the baby spoon. Though the sparkle necklace is new, I think, since I last looked at her site, and I LOVE IT!

    augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  150. I’m following her on twitter now!

    augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  151. I’m following you now!

    augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  152. and finally, my favorite joke:

    There were two biscuits in the oven.

    One said to the other, “it’s really getting hot in here.”

    The first one said, “Look! A TALKING BISCUIT!!!!!!!!!”

    augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  153. I love the from up here necklace. But it hard to choose just one favorite from her.
    edeenutcreates @gmail. com

  154. I am a follower of your blog.

  155. My husband just told me my small son picked the small piece of bread up at church and put it up his nose last week. Then he told me he kept trying to rub his nose all day.

    edeenutcreates @gmail .com

  156. I prefer the from up here necklace. It looks like it’d match some earrings I have! …so, it is meant to be MINE (a word used often here by my little one)! :-D

    Lucy (in IN)

  157. I’m a follower.~
    Thank you for the chances.

    Lucy (in IN)

  158. What do you call a big monkey walking through a mine field?

    A ba”BOOM”.

    Lucy (in IN)

  159. I like the dewdrops necklace. Great stuff!

  160. I totally LOVE her little feet necklace!!!! :)

  161. I follow! :)

  162. Here’s my funny story: there were two moms in a dumpster…
    wait, let me tell a different one.
    A Friend (you know who- and if you can’t figure it out call me) said that she wanted to go to Temecula for the day. Her husband said, “You just want to look at houses.” Her son said, “Nah, she just wants to look at trash.” :)

  163. i am a follower – i love the key to your heart necklace :)
    i am a follower of your blogand lisa leonards blog



  164. Key to your heart is my favorite. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

  165. I’ve looked at her site a few times but I’m pretty sure the sparkle necklace is my favorite…soooo pretty!

  166. I love the from up here necklace. It reminds me of the pixar short with the birds on the wire.

  167. I love love her stuff! Soo hard to pic a favorite! I really like the vintage frames or mama necklace.

  168. Congrats on your anniversary!! I think Lisa’s jewelry is amazing!! LOVE her Family Tree necklace! Thanks for the chance!

  169. I follow you

  170. I’m not sure how funny it’ll be to you but my son will soon be 3 and is really just starting to speak in phrases/sentences. He’s also starting to get bossy. The other week, my husband had his feet on our coffee table (which is actually ok in our house-we’re far from formal) and our son wanted to get by. He looked my husband square in the eye and said, “Daddy! Move it!” Not exactly something we should have encouraged but it was a while before we could stop laughing. After we were done I taught him “excuse me” which is just as funny since he walks around now saying “Smuse me!”

  171. If it were your birthday, I’d send you a set of animals: Hippo, Birdie, 2 Ewes. Unfortunately, I’m not sure what’s appropriate for an anniversary. ;)

  172. I love her simple word pendents. They give thought to my day.

  173. from up here necklace

  174. I have a hard time picking a favorite… I love both of the options. I think the sparkle one might win though.

  175. I follow you already…and I can’t decide…I love all her necklaces!!

  176. my favorite is the layered mother of pearl necklace. :)

  177. I’m a follower. :)

  178. I am a follower. Thanks again for the chance to win :)

  179. It really is a toss up between the Be Still and Simple Little Birdie necklace. So sweet!

  180. I follow your blog!

  181. Sparkle has always been my favorite!

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