Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Giveaway: String Bean Studios

Can you believe I've been writing on Creative2xmom for over two years and we haven't had a giveaway? I think it's about time, don't you? Maybe I'm in the spring spirit, but I'm in the mood for something fun.

And something for a good cause...

You with me?

We have some dear friends that have both recently been diagnosed with Lyme Disease. Here's just a little bit of their story:

As many of you know,
Jeff & I have been on a long journey with failing health. After a series of events and doctor visits it was advised to us that all our symptoms resembled Lyme disease and that we should get tested- so, Jeff and I both had our blood drawn and tested for Lyme disease. The results came back: Both of us are positive for Lyme and related co-infections. We are relieved to know what’s been making us both sick throughout the years and equally nervous over what the treatment process will look like. Lyme disease is not easy to get rid of when you've had it for a long time. We found a Lyme Literate Dr. who we will be seeing next month and we will be able to get an estimate for how long treatment will last. Most of the research has shown that treatment is typically 9 months to 3 yrs. One of the most frustrating things about Lyme disease is the political battle surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme. The short story is that because of some poorly written guidelines most Lyme patients must pay for their Lyme literate Drs. and treatment out of pocket. In 2009, as my health started spiraling down fast, we accrued over $5,000 in medical bills. With me not working, that's been a challenge. We are so glad that friends have stepped up and offered financial support, which has helped a lot! As many of you know in 2009 I also started String Bean Studios with my good friend Kerri. She also was diagnosed with Lyme in 2008. She has been a blessing beyond words to Jeff & I as she has traveled the road we are about to enter. Kerri is currently 8 months into her treatment and making progress.
In the spirit of helping out this wonderful couple, Creative2xmom will be sponsoring a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive the following:

Pink Champagne Earrings from String Bean Studios

Here's how to enter:

Required actions:
1. Become a public Creative2xmom follower or join the Facebook fan page.
2. Go to Janine's String Bean Studios Etsy Shop and come back to comment on what you like.

Additional entries:
After completing the above actions, you can earn additional entries in the giveaway by doing any or all of the following:

1. Blog about this giveaway on your blog linking to this post and to String Bean Studios. Leave a link directly to your post in the comments.

2. Become a fan of String Bean Studios on Facebook.

3. Purchase an item from String Bean Studios.

4. Donate directly to the Cruz Jones fund. For more information, check out their blog.

5. Become a follower of Creative2xmom or facebook page, which ever you didn't do above.

You have until midnight April 14th to enter. Leave me a separate comment for each entry. One winner will be chosen at random and I'll announce the results on April 15th. How's that for a fun tax day surprise?

Disclaimer: I am not being compensated by String Bean Studios for this giveaway. Jeff and Janine are simply wonderful friends and we're excited to support them in their efforts.
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Jessica said...

I am a public follower - love the Cherry blossom necklace!

Beeb said...

I am a follower, and I love the Golden Peacock Bracelet! Great giveaway to support your friends. Thanks for the chance!

supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

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The Fifth Street Mama said...

I am a fb fan
Wonderful giveaway! I love the Crystal Spike Bracelet - Vintage Peaches 'n Cream

ApachesPrincess said...

I think the satin cluster earrings are beautiful! I am a public follower!


Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a FB fan and I love the Ocean Goddess necklace!

Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a FB fan of string bean studios!

Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a follower!

MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

I'm a public follower - twist of Lyme Stretchy Ring.

HerMedia said...

love the Glitter Hoop Earrings (all of them) and following you right now ....

Connie said...

I think the Tempting Turquoise necklace is beautiful. I'm a follower!

Susan Margaret said...

I am a fan of yours on facebook and I LOVED the Golden Peacock Bracelet from her etsy store!

charmtime at gmail dot com

Susan Margaret said...

I am a String Bean Studios facebook fan!

charmtime at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am a fan and I love the Lemony Lemon Drop Earrings.

Anonymous said...

I became a fan of String Bean on facebook.

Amanda said...

I'm a follower and I love the carribean blue earrings!

Kristin said...

I'm a new follower and I love the Purple Dreams bracelet.

Kristin said...

I'm a fan of String Bean Studios on facebook.

Kristin said...

I'm a fan of Creative2xMom on facebook.

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