6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Medal to Wear all Day Giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED...Please check out M3Gemz for great products...

Today is a FUN day at TallMom. I LOVE LOVE it when I can give back to all my Bloggy friends. To celebrate my First Marathon, and in hopes of finding the solution to "I want to wear my race medal around everywhere...but..." I give you the Medal to Wear all Day Giveaway..

For my 30th birthday my friends Lynette and Tom purchased an AMAZING necklace to commemorate my finishing my first Marathon. Lynette loves to shop on Etsy.com. For those of you who have never shopped on Etsy, their mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. To build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade. This is a site where you can purchase handmade items directly from the Artists. PRETTY SWEET!! Anything from baby dolls, paintings to jewelry this is a GREAT place to shop for unique gifts.

So what does this have to do with running?? Well... Darlene at My 3 Gemz has items in her store which are inspired by RUNNING.. and she has graciously offered to give a Tall Mom Bloggy reader one of her creations.. lets find out more about Darlene and My 3 Gemz...


I specialize in hand-stamped jewelry and one-of-a-kind artisan designs. I only use sterling silver, 14 kg and genuine gemstones. The hand-stamped jewelry designs are handcrafted by me. Please note that the differences in the finish and 'imperfections' such as floating letters not perfectly "typed" and the like, are part of the inherent character and charm of the piece and should not be considered defects.

And of course your next question is, "What will I win?" If you enter this Giveaway you will win this....

This necklace can be customized, mine says "26.2" at the bottom, you will have the opportunity to work with Darlene to create your own unique design (For example: 5K, Your Name, Tri, Ultra, etc...) Or if you LOVE one of Darlene's other amazing items in her shop, you can chose one item of $40 (or less) value.. (Guys this is a great chance for you too..)


Now your thinking "How do I win?" Well it is simple.


1. Go visit My3Gemz shop (CLICK HERE) and click on her 3 pages of AMAZING handmade items. Leave a comment here about which piece(s) you love and/or ideas of things you would like to see Darlene create in the future. Don't forget to thank Darlene for her generosity, she will be reading this post and comments. (1 entry).

Keep going ADDITIONAL chances to win:

2. Become a Follower of Tall Mom and/or add a Tall Mom to your Blog Roll. If you are already a faithful/friendly/follower remind me in your comment (2 entries)

3. Add a link to this contest on your Blog and leave me a comment so I can check it out. (2 entries)

Tally it up that is 5 chances to win.... GOOD LUCK!! You know you want to have a Medal you can wear all day with PRIDE!!!

Giveaway Entries will end at 7:00am(PST) on Monday 7/6/09...With the winner announced that morning. FYI check back because even if you don't win you will still get something REALLY COOL!!!

OK signing off and going on a little Bloggy hiatus. You have enough Blogs to keep you busy for a while. Next week I will be posting about my first post-Marathon run (UGH), amazingly fun Australian Radio show appearance (Thanks Mel!), Tall Mom Marathon Play list, and Recovery Socks Review (Sorry this was not the pink socks Giveaway, will see what I can do.)

Have a Happy and safe 4th of July...

78 comments:

Jen said...

So cool...

You rock Tall Mom!

Congrats again on your marathon! :)

robinbb said...

I am so excited for this giveaway. I would love the Half Marathon Runner Handstamped Necklace, with 26.2 on it. Thanks for the link to this seller, I may get my girls something for Christmas from here!

robinbb said...

I just added a blogroll and you are on it.

aron said...

I want one!!!! I LOVE the marathon run neckalce :) I might have to buy one even if I dont win... but I want to win :)

You are in my reader!!! Which I need to update to link to my blog since I havent done that in 10 years hehe... I will link you on a post later today too :)

Have a great weekend!!

The Happy Runner said...

So very cool!!! Her stuff is great! I love the runner necklace but all of her jewelry is sweet -- the dandelion wish is especially so.

I follow you :-)

Yay! Great giveaway! Have a good weekend.

Kelsey said...

Nice - I love the idea of having a medal that you can wear all the time! I know that I didn't want to take my real medal off :)

I love the marathon necklace and the initial necklace - so cute. It would also be kind of cool to have a marathon keychain, so you could carry it with you all the time :)

Thanks for the cool giveaway!

Oz Runner said...

cool necklace...i like the 13.1 version that you posted about(since i just ran my first half) and the dad one is cool too (since i'm a dad and all)....
i already follow your blog, and i will link to your contest with my next post....

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Entries so far:
Jen-2
Robin-3
Aron-5
Happy Runner-3
Kelsey-3
Oz Runner-5

*Make sure you are getting all the entries you can :) Thanks for playing!!

RunToFinish said...

ok so first I linked back from todays post

RunToFinish said...

second I like the 13.1 mile circle necklace better than the 26.2, but I want a necklace for 26.2!

Jen said...

hey, I'm back. I posted a link to your page on my blog! :)

Candice said...

I love the Marathon Runner necklace. There are a lot of great things on this site. I am bookmarking it for future gifts!!

PS - I follow your blog!

Ang said...

How fun is this!!! I want it sooooo bad!! 2 for me cause I'm a follower and 2 for me for creating a link! (marathon mommies) Can I get another 2 for putting a link on my personal blog??? lol

J said...

I love the marathon runner necklace but also i am torn because I like tiny initial necklace. now that i am working I have been trying to find more jewelry that is simple that I can wear to work!

Also I am already a follower!

Carlee said...

I love the necklace you have; I too, would want the 26.2, my mom wanted to get me a necklace at the expo but I didn't like any that they had. This one is so much more my style.

I already follow you; what will I do while you're on hiatus??? :)

Thanks for a great giveaway!

emily said...

wow, how nice of her to give such a beautiful piece of jewelry away. i love them all. i think the diamond shaped one is neat and different. thanks for the link!

HEATHER said...

You know I (loyal followerm hee hee!) am in on this one! I checked out her page, and while everything is awesome, I think I'd want one just like yours, only with the 26.2 as well! It is really pretty! I'll be adding a blog soon :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Yippee it is picking up:

2 more for Jen
RuntoFinish- 5
Candice- 3
Ang- 5
J- 3
Carlee- 3 *I will be posting soon :)Thanks for always checking in...
Emily- 1
Heather- 5

Jen said...

Back again Tall Mom! Thanks for stopping by, you're awesome! I tried to figure out where to post on her site earlier, maybe you meant post here, but I bookmarked her page. I really like the Marathon Runner Handstamped Necklace - it's the one with the charm, the long stamped charm, and the smaller charm. Since I have yet to complete a marathon, I would get half marathon or 13.1 on it. :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

very cool! I especially like the charm necklace things which would be even MORE cool as key chains.

ps. i'm already a follower of your blog.

Thx for the contest. and have a great weekend!

Cal said...

I love the marathon handstamped necklace...I have been looking for something fun to celebrate running a full marathon earlier this year...that would be awesome!

Teenage Tri Queen said...

Hi, I think that this give away is awesome.. thanks for doing it!! I like the marathon hand-stamped necklace idea, but I would put 5k on it because I haven't done a marathon yet! I absolutely LOVE the love earrings and the hug and kisses earring! Thanks again for doing this give away!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

I'm excited that you're doing this Mel! Darlene has such fabulous stuff in her shop, as do so many of the artists on ETSY! I am so glad that you love your necklace, too:) We wanted you to have something special. It's great that you're passing it on!

BTW--Darlene has SO many cool things...too many to choose one:) But I like the necklace I had her make for you;)

Berry Girl said...

how neat!

I love the marathon runner handstamped necklace - with the crystal. Very sweet.

I'm not a follower but maybe I will be....

Berry Girl said...

ok, following ;)

EricaH said...

I soo love the My Love, My Life, My Family Handstamped Necklace it is so sweet and true.

What an awesome giveaway and way to go on completing your first marathon. :)

EricaH said...

I am a follower.

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

EricaH said...

I am a follower.

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

EricaH said...

I linked :)

http://ericarunning.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-giveaways.html

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

EricaH said...

I linked #2

http://ericarunning.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-giveaways.html


erica_haggins@hotmail.com

Croughwell said...

I love the name bracelet where I can put the names of the my family. It is very beautiful.

Darlene all your jewelry is beautiful.

Croughwell said...

I am a follower and I linked it from my blog.

swirlycinnacakes said...

what a wonderful giveaway! all the jewelry looks amazing, but i'm in love with the petite hammered heart earrings :)

you are now on my blogroll and will link back on my next post!

also, thanks so much darlene!

Irene said...

I also love the 26.2 circle necklace.
I've just run my 4th marathon, but it might be my last. :) That necklace is just so appropriate. Love it!

I might have to do some shopping through Darlene... All of her items are great and look to be very wearable.

Lisa said...

I love, love, LOVE the marathon runner necklace with the 26.2, run, and the crystal. I would wear that every day!

Great giveaway! And great blog. I am surprised I haven't stumbled upon it before now.

Lisa said...

Oh... I am officially a follower now. :-)

Lisa said...

I just put a link to your blog on my blog. Can you tell I want that necklace?? :-)

http://lisasepiphany.blogspot.com/2009/07/very-nice-giveaway.html

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Love your competition Mel - it's even better than the pink socks!

I'm not going to enter this time, because I definitely want to get one of those lovely necklaces when I complete my first half!! So I need to save it till then!

LOVED chatting last night. So so great. It feels like we're real, proper buddies now :)!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i would love Waterfall Necklace!! pretty!!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

mrafalski said...

I like the waterfall necklace. Thanks for the contest!

Jen and Rob said...

Congrats on your marathon! This is an awesome giveaway. Count me in for 5 please.

1. I love the marathon runner necklace. Since I just joined Team in Training I would love to see one that said " I run to save lives." or a custom one that said I run for ....... Darlene is so talented and creative, all her pieces are beautiful.

2. Just became a follower.

3. Heading over to my blog to add something to my sidebar and the giveaway.

Thanks again to you and Darlene!

AKA Alice said...

Hi Tall Mom!
OK...even if I don't win the necklace, I'm likely to buy one from to replace the Nike 1/2 Marathon Tiffany necklace that I tragically lost...somewhere... (GAH!).

Lisa sent me over here. Love your blog, am following. Thanks for a great giveaway! I'll link to your post today.

RunningLaur said...

Exactly why I'm not allowed to look at etsy - I love it all!!

The half marathon necklace that you show is my favorite, but I think that the two-name stamped necklace would be a great wedding gift.

You're in my blogroll for sure now :) and I'll add a link back onto my blog.

What a great way to celebrate your wonderful accomplishment!

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

Just found your great blog and put a link to your blog on mine. It would be fun to win a marathon necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!

Congrats on finishing your first marathon! That is a great finishing time!

Marlene said...

What a great giveaway!

Thank you SO much for providing the link. What beautiful gift ideas! I will most definitely be bookmarking Darlene's site. The "Marathon Runner Handstamped Necklace" in particular csaught my eye.

I became a follower, added you to my blog roll and linked up your giveaway as well.

Thanks!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

This is so awesome! What a great site full of cute things! These would make great gifts! Something handmade is so much more special than something that you jsut picked up at Target! Thank you to Darlene for donating for this giveaway! The flowerr girl bracelets are beautiful, as is the LoVE NeCkLaCe! Actually, they all are! :D

Nutritious is Delicious said...

I am now a follower! (Great blog by the way!)

Nutritious is Delicious said...

I linked back!

http://nutritiousisdelicious.blogspot.com/2009/07/crunchy-rainbow.html

Thank you!

Baylee♥ said...

1) the name or word bracelet! Love that!!

2)Handstamped LOVE

3)Petite Hammered Heart earrings. SOO precious!!

I am following your blog :)

And linking back in my post!

Lori said...

Thank you Darlene for the beautiful items to give away!

I would love the 1/2 marathon necklace, as I am going to train for one this fall.

And congrats to Tall Mom on your marathon!

daer0n said...

I love the bloom necklace!

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daer0n said...

i added you to my blogroll.
daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

daer0n said...

I added you to my blogroll.
daer0n_ at hotmail dot com
entry#2

daer0n said...

I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/medal-to-wear-all-day-giveaway.html

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com
entry#1

daer0n said...

I blogged:
http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/medal-to-wear-all-day-giveaway.html

daer0n_ at hotmail dot com
entry#2

Robyn said...

Hi there, I would love to be in the drawing! I love the circle necklace pictured on this post and the Run 26.2 with two little charms. Thanks Darlene for making such beautiful jewelry to help us celebrate our accomplishments!

Robyn said...

I'm an official follower of Tall Mom- you're on my blog roll :-)

Robyn said...

There's a link to your contest on my blog: http://reallifewithrobyn.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

Hey Tall Mom: Congratulations on your first marathon!! My husband is from Seattle so I was thinking about running that one but decided on Chicago this year. I love the 26.2 design. Check out my running tees and greeting cards for future contests at www.remanents.com or our blog at www.aboldpace.com. I look forward to following your blog!

Girl on Top said...

I love the Marathon Runner Handstamped Necklace (even though I have yet to run one!) Her pieces are so inspiring! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Also, added you on to my blogroll!

Lacy said...

okay! No time like a giveaway to make myself known! I love most of those pieces! They are in a similar style to a necklace I just received. I love the pendants, very cool!
I'm adding you to my blog roll right now!!

Oscar Yeager said...

I visited the my3gemz shop, my only regret is that I didn't find out about the shop about a week earlier or I DEFINITLY would have purchased the "Class of 2009" bracelet for my cousin's daughter who just graduated, but we already had the party for her so it's a bit too late.

I also like the "Girl's First Communion" bracelet, even though I can't think of anyone making their's anytime soon, but I think the slight imperfections in the lettering actually add to the appeal and make it look more personal and less commercial.

Thank You Darlene for your generosity in this giveaway.

P.S. - I added a news link about this giveaway to my running blog, and am a follower of the "Tall Mom on the Run" blog.

Irene said...

I deleted my entire blogroll, but I've added you to my blog reader. :)

Twyska said...

I like the 26.2 one. I think it would be neat to have a mom's one like that with each kid having it's own piece.

robinbb said...

I linked to your blog on mine today:

http://westfordmommy.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Great giveaway..thanks for the opportunity to win. I would get the 26.2 necklace and wear it only after I complete my first marathon in October.

I'm becoming a follower of your blog today...

and i will like the contest in my blog...

i better get to work on that NOW!

Cindy said...

make that "link" the contest in my blog....

Laura said...

I just added you to my blog roll. What a cool giveaway! That necklace is rad!

Laura said...

When I'm done having kids I definitely would want one of her necklaces with the kids name on it. I liked her running items...An idea would be to have the words "believe" on one of them. Running is so much about believing in yourself to me. The "inspire," "love," 13.1 one was awesome though. Thanks for introducing this etsy shop. Most running jewelry isn't very cute, but this is.

Laura said...

Nevermind, my favorite is the Marathon Runner Handstamped necklace. So cute.

jennny said...

loving the marathon runner necklace. ah but they're all gorgeous <3

xjehnee at gmail dot com

swirlycinnacakes said...

Hi! I linked back here: http://catchingbananas.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-like-coffee-i-like-tea-remix.html

Belinda M said...

There are so many great pieces of jewelry there and I love that it can be personalized. If I had to pick one it would have to be the Believe Necklace

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renee leotele said...

i love the marathon necklace. the most i've ran was the hawai'i army 10-miler. and that was tough...

added you to my blogroll and will link back with my next post.

renee leotele said...

linked back...
http://aitiomoe.blogspot.com/2009/07/cool-giveaways.html

Fair Weather Runner said...

last but not least right? ugh, thanks for the heads up! i like the Marathon Runner Handstamped Necklace a LOT! and i'm already a follower and have you in my blogroll... so i should get 1,987 entries, right?! :) now you have a billion followers, i need to get on the giveaway bandwagon... coming soon!!

Ashley said...

A) I am so bummed I missed out on this! :( Darn holiday weekend & being out of town....

2) I love that your friends' names are Tom & Lynette....that's soooo Desperate Housewives! :)