Monday, May 7, 2012

# product review and giveaway

Lilla Rose and It's a Blessing Review and Giveaway

I have wonderful readers, no doubt about that.

But what also strikes me, is that I have these amazing ladies who have started their own businesses, doing what they love, and I'm all about helping get the word out and do my bit in boosting their business and getting them known better.

I was contacted by Shannon who asked me if I would be willing to review 2 products for her.

One, a beautiful hair clip from Lilla Rose and the second, a beautiful bracelet from It's a Blessing.

I received them in the mail and the thing that struck me the most was that they were packaged in these beautiful little bags, that right there made me smile.


Now let me show you the bracelet.  It comes from It's a Blessing on Etsy....Scripture Blessing Bracelets and Gifts.  

The one that Shannon sent me is the Proverbs 31 Bracelet and here's a little info on it: 

With the purchase of this bracelet, comes the following scripture passages printed out on pretty card stock.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies (red beads). 
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. (hearts-he loves her)
 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. (yellow beads-reminder of sun-days
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar (blue beads-a reminder of ships on water
She gets up while it is still dark (black beads); she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. 
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard (green beads-growth). 
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. 
She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. 
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. 

When it snows (crystal for snow), she has no fear for her household; 
for all of them are clothed in scarlet (red beads
She makes covering for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple (purple beads).
 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. 
She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. 
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 
Her children arise and call her blessed; (B for blessed) her husband also, and he praises her;
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." 
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 
Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. 

It's so pretty and delicate and I love how it looks on my wrist. 

 I also really like the fact that Shannon has matched the colored beads to the Scripture. Crystal for snow, Red for clothed in scarlet, Purple for clothed in fine linen and purple, Green for growth, yellow for the sun, black for getting up while it's still dark and the B for Blessed. 

 How wonderful is that? If you have a woman in your life that you consider to be a great example of a Proverbs 31 woman, this bracelet is perfect for her :) 


Love the B for blessed :)


Closer look at the beautiful rose clasp.


Love it and I will wear mine proudly :)

Head on over to It's a Blessing, and find the perfect gift for that special woman in your life.  Remember Mother's Day is coming up this weekend and I think these would make your mom very happy :) 

There are so many wonderful products to pick from, like the Blessing Blankets, Bracelets, Keychains, Bookmarks, Scripture Scarves , Child Blessing Bracelets and Blessing Bags.


But the bracelet wasn't the only wonderful gift I received. I was also sent a stunning hair clip from Lilla Rose.

Lilla Rose ......   We've been in the hair goods business since 1992 when my wife wanted that first pair of beaded chopsticks. She bought the materials to make them but then decided to go get the expensive ones at Nordstrom instead. I took her materials, fascinated by what they were selling for and started making them myself by hand in the garage. Enthusiastic, admiring friends bought them up. Suppliers referred us to contacts with major retailers nationwide and, several million pairs later, everlasting success was assured... almost. 

 The clip I received is sooooo pretty.  I tried it out on my hair and I have to tell you, I have super thick hair and lots of it, and this clip held it perfectly without any sliding out.  

It looks beautiful too against my dark hair, if I do say so myself :)


And another view, sorry about the blurriness, not sure what happened but you can still see how pretty it is.


 I also tried it on my daughter's hair and it looks just as pretty against the red hair


If you head over to Lilla Rose, you can find a myriad of beautiful clips, including the Flexi of the Month, called A Mother's Love, perfect for Mother's Day :) Have a look at the other products too, there are sticks, orings, hair bands, bobby pins etc.


Now for the best part, Shannon is offering a Blessing Bracelet and a Flexi Clip just like mine to one of my readers.

So the winner of this giveaway will walk away with both a beautiful bracelet and a beautiful hair clip too.  Is that not a great gift???

Here's what I need you to do:

- Leave a comment and let me know if you win, if you're planning on keeping it for yourself or give it to someone else.
- Make sure you include an email address so that I can reach you.
- If you are on Facebook, do go by and Like the It's a Blessing page and the Lilla Rose page too :)  (It's NOT a prerequisite, so if you don't have a facebook account, you can still enter the giveaway)

Contest is open to US residents only.  I will draw a winner on Friday, 11th of May.

Good Luck!


  1. AWESOME!!! I love my Flexi Clip! I would share it with my daughter..sometimes. :-)
    Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  2. The bracelet I would keep for myself. The hair clip I may use for myself as well. :-)

    Email is: jenbrandes(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I might give the bracelet to my mom ... BUT I would probably see it, love it, and keep it!! ;)
    The hair cip, I too would share it w/ my daughter.

  4. I love these! I would keep the bracelet and give the clip to my daughter who is graduating from high school this year.

  5. I think I would probably keep both for myself. Being in a house full of boys (me being the ONLY girl) I need to feel as feminine as possible ;)

  6. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Thank you for the giveaway. I would keep the bracelet for myself because it means a lot to me because I am getting married in January and it would remind me of a what a good wife should be. I would give the hair clip to my Godmother because she has done so much for me.
    thanks Bess

  7. Such a sweet give-away!
    I would keep the bracelet for myself, a daily reminder to me. and the hair clip would go to my 13 yr old daughter.


  8. I am absolutely in love with that bracelet! I would keep it for myself, because it would be such a great reminder of the wife I need to strive to be for my husband!

  9. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Those are both so pretty! If I won I would give the bracelet to my mom and keep the hair clip for myself!
    monk5 at charter dot net

  10. Wow they are just both so beautiful. I love the clip the most and would wear that in my hair.

  11. Jamie C8:41 PM

    Such cute items! I would keep the bracelet for myself as my daughter isn't old enough (yet) to wear it without it slipping off (although this wouldn't stop her from trying!). The clip my daughter and I would share but I have a feeling it would end up being in her hair more often than mine! :)

  12. melissa( PM

    I love the bracelet it's beautiful. I would like to keep it but I would probably give it to my sister who needs it more than me right now.

  13. Anonymous9:31 AM

    I would def keep them-I love them!!!
    my email is

  14. Renate Begley11:39 AM

    Sandra, I love the bracelet and everything it stands for. The hair pin is cute too. I live with all men and my Mom has passed on. I would keep them for myself to remind me to be the best wife and mother everyday!!Renate

  15. Both products are absolutely lovely! I would definitely wear the bracelet daily and would give the hair pain to my daughter.

    I am currently a working mom but my husband wants me to be a full time SAHM. I don't know what to do! How do you begin making this decision? We have 2 small kids and also are a military family - if you have any advice or guidance I would gladly accept it!

    Thank you,
    sincerely - naomi

  16. I would give to my daughter thanks

  17. Anonymous1:09 PM

    I would keep them for myself! (With 3 sons, I'm the only female in the house!) They are so pretty!
    Kimberly in NC
    knchock at yahoo dot com


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