1.05.2010

BluHour Giveaway hosted by Rants In My Pants


Get your tweet on with this amazing bubble glass charm necklace from BluHour.  This little guy (Tweet) is up for grabs for the next two weeks in our first giveaway of the year. (Branch not included).  (Seriously, I am so excited about this I can't even stand myself.)

I just love this piece.  For the girls out there - good with jeans, good with a dress.  Enough said.  For the men- here's a way to get a Valentine's Day present for your wife or girlfriend that you didn't pick up from the grocery store on the way home from work on February 14th. (Love at home, people. Love at home.)

So, about BluHour - the owner, Brooke, lives here in my fair city of Portland, Oregon with her husband and dog.  She has been designing and selling jewelry since she was a child and set up her Etsy shop to keep up with her passion for art and design.  As you will see, when you visit her shop, she's all about sparkly things and stuff that feels vintage... but with a modern twist.

Her "must have" pants?  Jeans.  My kind of girl.

Three things I love about BluHour-
1.  I like pretty things.  All of the pictures on Brooke's site are really well done.
2.  The Bee Charmer necklace.  This came in a close second to Tweet.  (I went with Tweet in honor of my son.)
3.  Reasonably priced. ("Tweet" normally sells for $24 plus shipping.)  You'd think that buying handmade stuff would be a lot more expensive than buying from chain stores or whatever, but it's totally not.  You can find some really good deals by buying straight from the artist.

Winner or not, you'll want to take a peak at this shop and get your Valentine's shopping done early.


So, how do you enter? Well...


To be entered in this month's giveaway please visit BluHour and then hustle your pants right back here and- 

  • leave a comment about your favorite BluHour piece. Doing that gets you ONE ENTRY and ONLY ONE ENTRY.  (No duplicates please, that's cheating.)  Please leave your email address so that I can contact you. 




  • If you just can't stand losing and would like to rack up some additional entries, listen up.  You can earn ONE ADDITIONAL ENTRY EACH by becoming a follower of Rants In My Pants (my blog must show up on the "blogs I'm following" portion of your dashboard or it doesn't count, if you are currently a follower you qualify for this), linking to the giveaway from your blog or website, posting a link to the giveaway on Facebook, Tweeting about the giveaway, and/or writing a post on your blog about the giveaway or about Rants In My Pants (or both).  Make this a separate comment (just write "follower" or "linked from" ... etc.) or it will not be assigned its own number when I go to pick a winner and you will lose one of your chances.


  • If you purchase something from BluHour in January (2010) you will earn 5 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES.  (I'll need an invoice number or some other type of verification so that I can double check with our sponsor.  Like I said, I don't want cheaters to prosper.)


YOU MUST post a separate comment for each entry.  If you don't, don't blame me when you don't get your rightful chances.  I will use random.org's random number generator to pick our winner.  The winner's name will be posted on Rants In My Pants and will be notified via email.  They will have 24 hours from the time of the post with the big announcement to claim their prize.  If the prize is not claimed within the time limit, everyone (except the "too bad for you" winner) will stand up and cheer, because we'll try again with the random number, claim it within 24hrs. thing.


The deadline for entering this giveaway is January 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm PST.  The winner will be posted on January 20th 2010.


Good Luck.


This giveaway is open to US residents only.
Must be 18 to enter.  If you're not 18, get your parent to enter for you.
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158 comments:

The Laundry Queen said...

Okay, my first instinct was to pick the plain silver hoops, but then my sister's voice (you know her voice e.) came to me, telling me (as it has so many times before) that I need to wear more interesting earrings with my short hair. Then I saw the "Hoops w/green Prenite Beads" and I agreed!

I probably can't manage to purchase something at the moment, but rest assured that you have been added as a "blog I'm following" (instead of just being on my Google Reader), and I will blog about this giveaway later today after I have the 35-pound-2-year-old-growth surgically removed from my arm. He's making it difficult to type!

mrs. olson said...

So pretty!! I love the necklace.

The Laundry Queen said...

I'm a follower! (thanks e.)

The Laundry Queen said...

Okay, now I blogged about it, too! You can read what I wrote here: http://adventuresofthelaundryqueen.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-have-friend.html

The Laundry Queen said...

And now it's facebooked! I'm done now and I'll leave you alone. ; )

mrs. olson said...

follower!!

Carrie said...

I think my fav. is the green Eye Candy earings. so simple, yet a little pop of color. Love it.

Carrie said...

follower!

Max2 said...

Very nice stuff - I'm a bird guy - so I would certainly choose the bird items for Gina!

kathy55439 said...

I really like the YELLOW BIRD Free shipping is nice as well

carmar76 said...

I really like the bubble pendants, especially the Rialto Bridge. Bubble jewelry just holds a special place in my heart. : )

carmar76 said...

Oh, and I decided it'd be a good idea to follow you now instead of having you in my Favorites alone. : )

Carrie

Erika said...

I like the Rialto Bridge necklace and the Portland Rain Drop earrings. So pretty!

kakihara said...

I love the name of your blog!!!
My favorite piece is the bee charmer--as a child I was allergic to be stings (I'm sure I've out grown it) so I like the idea of wearing my nemesis around my neck.
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Chelly said...

I love vintage-y things! I'm torn between the rose garden necklace and the rialto bridge one (have I mentioned that I am incapable of picking just one favorite of anything? :o) )

I am already a follower and I am headed over to facebook right now to post the link :o) Fun idea, E! I always look forward to your blogs and now we get the added bonus of Possible Stuff?! Cool. ;o)

Daph said...

The bubble necklaces are awesome!! Very Springlike:) I have a weakness for Labradorite and love the piece.
earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

Kristen said...

I like the RAIN W/ SEA FOAM GLASS BEADS.
kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

Kristen said...

I follow!
kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

The bridge pendent is my favorite! Love it!!

mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

I love the Charmed earrings! e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

KaHolly said...

RAIN W/ GREEN FLUORITE , so simplistically beautiful! (photos on etsy shop a little dark!) Thanks for this opportunity!

Margie said...

I love the Chirp necklace...I'm a bird lover!
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Margie said...

signed up to follow feeds via google
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Carrie said...

I love the Ear Candy earrings!
carrie.coffey@gmail.com

Amber said...

I also love the Rialto Bridge necklace!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Alissa said...

Everything in the shop is so pretty. I guess my favorites are the Peruvian Opal Drop earrings. Love the color.

alissagrosso at gmail dot com

Sandra K321 said...

She has some very nice pieces, but I like the Ear Candy earrings best. I'm also a blue jeans only girl.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

lanky said...

I love the ear candy earrings! Such fun things it was hard to pick.

lankylegslass(at)hotmail(dot)com

Martha Rose said...

The bird pendant is my top choice. Such a sassy little thing. If birds wore pants, that little birdie would have rants in 'em.

Martha Rose said...

I'm a happy follower of your blog. And just FYI, I'm not quite 95 but am known to wear a big hat to church and sing a different hymn sometimes.

Heidi said...

My favorite item in the shop is the Peruvian Opal Drops. I love their color, and elegant simplicity!

writeme@heidimail.com

helen said...

Lovely shop and giveaway my fingers are crossed. I love the cherry quartz earring they are soooo pretty.Thanks for the great giveaway.Helen

malfie@care2.com

Genet said...

"Ear candy" is one of my favorites. Love the name and they are cute.
I have obviously unofficially followed your blog for a long time, and I even have one of your cute "buttons" on my own blog, but I became an official follower today. Love you!

RR said...

I like the SILVER CIRCLE necklace. Great stuff!

JennTRC said...

I love the blue ice earrings!

jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

Carapace said...

My favorite BluHour Piece-- probably the Bee Charmer glass bubble necklace, because I love bees, and that one is just so sweet!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Carapace said...

And I'm following your blog! I don't know if it's gonna show up in a sidebar, though, that's one of them there technical thingies I don't understand. But you're Rants in My Pants! I have to follow!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I have two favorites...Charmed and Ear Candy. I couldn't choose only one!
cspmom at gmail dot com

Diane said...

I love BluHour. I purchased two of the Yellow Bird Bubble necklaces as gifts and received comments like "I wear it every day. I don't take it off until I go to bed, and then I put it right back on in the morning." In fact, I am going over to BluHour now and treat myself...

TAMBI said...

I love the "Rose Garden" pendant. I'm also a follower of your blog...I love reading your hillarious true to life stories. Thanks for always making me laugh!

joanne1120 said...

Loved the hoops with prenite green
beads.. Stunning

Joanne
HB5573@Aol.com

Grace said...

I like the earrings "ear candy".
I LOVE this bird pendant.

gracescotkeith at hotmail dot com

buzzd said...

I like the Charmed earrings

Camille said...

I really like Stardust! Amazing!

Camille said...

I'm a follower! :)

picnut1512 said...

The hoops with green prenite beads are my favorite! They're beautiful!

cathyshauklas said...

I love the Peruvian opal drop earrings at BluHour. My favorite is Tweet so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner.
Cathy

Shelli said...

I like the Rain with Fluorite earrings! They remind me of the beach, one of my favorite places of the past, present and future!

Genet said...

follower!

Genet said...

blog post!

Genet said...

link on blog

Genet said...

linked from facebook (sorry I don't Tweet -- maybe Mark will do it for me!)

Stephanie said...

I like the three birds pendant!

email: stephanie.hartwick@gmail.com

Meaghan said...

I love the Peruvian Opal Drops

Mnewton1985(at)aol(dot)com

Katie said...

I love the charmed earrings!

orangegirl779@hotmail.com

alexandrea said...

Those are so pretty!
I love the ear candy earrings, elegant but unique.
I love the three birds necklace too, it's adorable - thank you for the giveaway!

gibbylet(at)gmail(dot)com

catss99 said...

i like this
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37612268
catss99@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

i love the ear candy. simple but beautiful!!

steph.rutledge@gmail.com

jennifer57 said...

BLUE BIRD

Angie said...

I love love LOVE the 3 Birds Pendant-def. my fav!!! I agree, her photos are excellent.

Thanks
Angie
rennieangie@gmail.com

Busybeelifestyle said...

I love the Rialto Bridge necklace - hard choice though - the birds are very appealing as well!

EMC said...

I love anything with birds so I *heart* everyone of BluHour's bird necklaces!

em9499(at)gmail(dot)com

EMC said...

I follow your blog!

em9499(at)gmail(dot)com

Tracey said...

I like the Classic Hoops with Green Glass earrings.
traymona[at]aol.com

Molomatic said...

I love the Blue Bird necklace. It is lovely! Thanks!

molomatic at gmail dot com

littledeadmommy said...

I personally love the Foggy Afternoon necklace.

littledeadmommy@gmail.com

littledeadmommy said...

follower

khaski said...

I love the 'Foggy Afternoon' necklace- the blue is soooo pretty. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

The Soap Corner said...

PINEAPPLE QUARTZ DROPS would be my fave! teresa@thesoapcorner.com

megan said...

I like the HOOPS W/ GREEN PRENITE BEADS.

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I like the Foggy Afternoon necklace
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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I follow your blog
laprochaine@gmail.com

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/7501211434
laprochaine@gmail.com

Desiree said...

LOVE the chirp necklace. So many beautiful things in that shop!

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Desiree said...

blog follower

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Linda Kish said...

I like the yellow bird necklace

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Mia J. said...

There are many beautiful pieces but my favorite is charmed.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

girlwithblueballoon said...

I love the Blue Ice earrings!

Ang said...

Love the Hoops with Green Prenite Beads earrings! As well as the bird necklace! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love the Rialto Bridge necklace. Very beautiful. I pretty much like all the jewelry featured on the site. Great giveaway! :)

Connie

connie_bryant@hotmail.com

pixiepine said...

I like the Silver Circle Necklace.
:)

angela said...

RAIN W/ CHERRY QUARTZ are beautiful!
kevindormer at hotmail dot com

cbprice said...

I love the Silver Bow necklace!

celestia(.)price(@)gmail(.)com

Amber said...

I really like the falling leaves earrings!

ambersiscoe{@}gmail{dot}com

Rachel said...

Love the blue ice earrings.
rach62803@yahoo.com

theoneredhead said...

I am now a follower. Thanks

theoneredhead said...

And my favorite item is the Portland rain drops! thanks

Heather

EG said...

I like the bee charmer necklace!

EG said...

Tweet tweet - vt_ellen is me!

JS said...

The small simple hoops are great

jfurr68 said...

love the 'charmed' leaf earrings

juliannfurr@sbcglobal.net

Kristine said...

Love the "Chirp" bird necklace! skystine at yahoo dot com

cneaglefan said...

I absolutely love the Rialto Bridge glass bubble necklace. cneaglefan at hotmail dot com

bison61 said...

I like the EAR CANDY earrings

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Jen said...

love the sterling bow necklace! What a cool idea.

Jullee and Fam said...

I love HOOPS W/ GREEN PRENITE BEADS

so cute :)

jullpete@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

The PORTLAND RAIN DROPS are gorgeous

Sarah said...

I tweeted!

mrs. shott said...

Tweet is actually my favorite, though not available right now on Etsty... I would LOVE to win it:D My second favorite is silver bow necklace.

michelleLmace[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jalal said...

I Love the Rose Garden necklace......I might revive my blog just to post this on it!

B said...

Tweet is now for sale on BluHour too :)

MC said...

The Bee Charmer is the best. Why, oh why didn't you pick that one.

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the SILVER BOW necklace.

melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

It's so hard to choose, but I liked the silver bow necklace the best.




kbrooks5@juno.com

beachcovejewelry said...

I really like the blue bird one! But they are all so pretty hard to choose!

jcnemecek said...

The "foggy afternoon" necklace is beautiful! And I love the one above too.

yeahexceptfornot said...

I really love the falling leaves earrings!

katidyd said...

I love the ear candy earrings!

grammy said...

Im a follower - I should get some extra opps because without me.....well you know where I'm going with that one.

Allison said...

My favorite is the blue bird pendant. Thanks!

Angela said...

I like the stardust earings

rose said...

Leaf with green leaves is the one that I like. So simple, but really pretty. ambrerose@aol.com

Tazim said...

The thing I most love: PERUVIAN OPAL DROPS


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Sassy and Classy said...

I love the RIALTO BRIDGE necklace. It's beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity. bowtiesnbutterflies@live.com

Heather! said...

I love the Rialto Bridge Bubble Necklace! These are so cute!!
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Heather! said...

I follow on Blogger!
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Heather! said...

I posted on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=feed&story_fbid=248164222372&id=100000567286198&ref=nf

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/hybroanglid/status/7561521123
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Anonymous said...

your line looks simply divine --

Jenni said...

The bird piece is amazing...Your line is so unique, it would be the highlight of any ensemble!

Live2Thrive said...

My favorite piece is definatley the PERUVIAN OPAL DROPS. I think they so simple and beautiful. Here is my email: bmwilson90@aol.com

God Bless & Happy New Year!

tracy baird said...

I like "chirp" the best.

mframe said...

I love the falling leaves earrings.
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Sarah Lynne said...

I love the PERUVIAN OPAL DROPS. Beautiful. Great Giveaway.

Trinda said...

Love the 3 birds bubble necklace. One for me and each of my girls!

Wehaf said...

There are so many gorgeous earrings I can hardly choose a favorite, but the RAIN W/ GREEN FLUORITE pair is lovely.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I luv the bubble bird necklace! It is so unique and will be a great conversation starter.
soccermom2

Jen said...

i need some silver hoops!
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Loralee and the gang... said...

Beautiful stuff!
I like the "EAr Candy" the best. Green is my favorite color, and I particularly love that shade...
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Loralee and the gang... said...

Oh, and I'm a follower, too!
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Anonymous said...

The simple silver circle necklace is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth Stone said...

I love the "Bee Charmer" glass bubble necklace... so cute! And my nickname is "Bee." Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

I like the tree by the river necklace.

sundaygirl at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I'm a follower!

sundaygirl at gmail dot com

Ellen said...

Love, love, love the earrings.
Especially the rain with Cherry Quartz earrings. And I'm loving the prices too!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Cynthia W. said...

Love the stardust earrings. :) Great pieces!

Kikis mom said...

My favorites were the Rose Garden necklace and the Trees by the river necklace. Very different from each other and very unique.

Megan May said...

I love the Rose Garden necklace. so pretty!
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sleepingKelly said...

I really like the DELICATE DOUBLE CIRCLE. They're so pretty!

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Radloff ramblings said...

I wish I would have known about BluHour before the holidays...I am now a follower and will look to BluHour whenever I need a unique gift.

All of the jewelry is stunning...my favorite piece is the Natural Stone Necklace "Foggy Afternoon".

Rachel said...

So pretty, I think my fave was the stardust!

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june_spirit2628 said...

I love the Portland rain drop earrings. Beautiful!!!

Marci N
june_spirit2628@hotmail.com

side of fries said...

Pick me. Pick me. Pick me. I love the raindrop earings; I obviously follow your blog, and I put a special blogpost at my getrealfamily site. I love that necklace!

side of fries said...

I follow... every post...

side of fries said...

links on my blog... hope it brings you a few...

varunner said...

Tree by the River is my absolute favorite thing!

The Lingo Family said...

LOVE the CHARMED earrings.

Katie said...

I love the charmed earrings!

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Snowflake07 said...

My favorite is the glass bubble necklace "BEE CHARMER". I adore these type necklaces. Just the other day I was trying to describe to hubby what these necklaces were. Now I can just send him to the ETSY store. :-)

Snowflake07 said...

google blog follower

Snowflake07 said...

I tweeted the giveaway: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/7881010713

Molly C. said...

I love the Tree by the River Necklace.

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tina reynolds said...

I love the BEE CHARMER necklace too thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i follow your blog thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Amy said...

I especially like the 3 birds bubble necklace. Very cute!!!

SaraB said...

Favorite necklace: Foggy Afternoon- stunning!
Favorite earrings: Rain w/cherry quartz

I love to see the beautiful things people can make!

SaraB said...

Love your blog! Been following for a long time! Thanks E!