Saturday, April 7, 2012

Loot :: New bracelet giveaway + a plushie winner!

Hooray for a new giveaway! This one is extremely special. It comes to us from fellow blogger Collette -- who hails from Michigan! -- and her sweet daughter, Chloe. Together they represent June 1989. Here's the story behind their jewelry line, originally posted here by Collette...

"Many of my readers may not be aware that I had a son who passed away at the age of eleven in October of 2000. His name was Alex. Alex was the inspiration behind my dragonfly blog re-design in November 2010, and you can read more of his story in this post: My Alex, My Dragonfly.

Alex and Chloe were closer than close. Inseparably two peas in a pod. They not only shared the same parents, but a bond that was established in so few years, unlike anything I had ever seen. Chloe was eight years old when Alex died, and she has missed him everyday since.

Chloe and I have decided to create handmade beaded bracelets in memory of Alex. Alex was born on June 20, 1989, and I cannot be more moved that our company is named June 1989 in his honor. Each bracelet bears a silver dragonfly charm in memory of him, and every bracelet purchase includes a handmade tag and heartfelt handwritten note, gift wrapped beautifully.

Everyone walks from a different life, everyone has a story to tell, and my painful story resurfaces again, but this time, in a wonderful way. A way I cannot even put into words. A story that was once spoken by me, will continue to be told by my daughter Chloe.

We hope that God continues to give us strength and the wonderful reward of being able to keep Alex's memory alive. From our hearts to your wrist, love lives forever."

If it isn't obvious from her words, Collette has a heart of gold. She let me choose a bracelet for one of you lucky readers to win, and of course I went for the rose color! So pretty.

To enter: Follow June 1989 on Twitter and Facebook, then leave your e-mail address in a comment below.

This giveaway ends: Friday, April 13 at 11:59pm PST.

As for last week's giveaway... SURPRISE! We have two winners, Heather of Hopeless Notebook and J of My Life in Lavender! Congratulations, ladies. You're going to love your little critters. :)

*Photo of the girls originally by Retha Fox Photography, from this post.


  1. Oh, I already follow June1989 on Twitter, but I no longer do Facebook. I hope I can still enter. These are lovely bracelets.

  2. I did both and already followed on Facebook. What a beautiful bracelet and wonderful company....

  3. Wow, very touching!!

    Following June 1989 on Twitter and Facebook.
    My email is

  4. wish you a wonderful and sweet Easter


  5. what a sad but endearing story, that's great that they are carrying on his memory.

  6. I know Collette--she has a great blog and is a great person. I didn't know this story before today, so thanks so much for sharing. I'm not going to enter the giveaway, but I am going to follow on Twitter!

  7. Thank you so much Steph for hosting this giveaway, and to your readers for their thoughtful words:) love you!

  8. Followed on twitter. Username is syomie. Liked on Facebook too.


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