Thursday, February 2, 2012

:: OLW | Redeem and A Giveaway ::

This giveaway is now closed!  Congratulations to my sweet friend, Aurie Good for winning! 
I'll connect you and Natassia via email to redeem your prize!


It's been just over a month since I first introduced you to my OLW (one little word) for this current life-season.  I've landed on the word, "redeem" as it encompasses both a reminder of who I am (a redeemed daughter of the King) and a call to action (redeeming the time He has given me).  To be honest, I thought I could coast a bit with this word choice.  I anticipated happy thoughts as I reflected on my place in God's Kingdom.  And I expected little reminders to turn off the electronics and clean my house.  However, I'm now beginning to realize that God has bigger things in mind thatn what I originally planned.

In the coming weeks, I'll share more about this journey and what God is teaching me concerning my identity and my responsibility.  Take a second and jump over ot the sidebar for GFC, the email box, or the RSS feed to make sure you're signed up to share in this part of my "chasing after eden" journey.  Thanks!


Now, for the good-stuff...

A few weeks ago, some IRL friends of mine were posting on Facebook about this amazing jewelry gal they had run across!  I clicked over and immediately fell in love with the simplicity and beautiful themes that flowed from this artist's work.  The more I stalked read about her, the more excited I became.  Get this...she lives in my town, she loves Jesus, she's got a little guy who is a bit older than Auggie, and she's a fellow blogger!  So, I contacted her on Etsy and asked if she'd be willing to host a giveaway here at Chasing-Eden and she said, YES!

Without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to Natassia of Nat's Knapsack!  Here are some of my favorite pieces from her on over and pick a favorite for yourself, you'll need it for the giveaway in just a minute!

Custom Hand-Stamped Pendants Family Necklace
Vintage Style Owl Necklace
Dangling Leaf Earrings

Hand-Stamped Antique Bronze Necklace
Sigh!  Isn't it all so lovely - and she even does custom orders, friends!  Isn't some holiday coming up where we get jewelry?  Hmmmm...So, here's the dealio...

Natassia is giving away one Hand-Stamped Pendants Necklace, similar to the one above, to one of my lucky readers!  And get this...the necklace will be a customized piece made for Chasing-Eden readers!  In honor of my OLW journey, this necklace will have one tag that reads "Redeem" and the other will have the reference of Eph. 5:15-16!

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Natassia's shop and come back to leave a comment here with your favorite piece from her collection!

Extra Entries:
Follow the Chasing-Eden blog
Follow the Nat's Knapsack blog
Tweet about the giveaway (include @AlleMcCloskey and @NatsKnapsack)
Share the giveaway on Facebook

Leave a separate comment for each entry and please include the URL of your tweets or facebook shares!

The giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 8th.  
The winner will be determined using and announced on this post on Thursday, February 9th.  
Please note: This giveaway is only open to United States residents.


  1. Retweeted you! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the BE STILL Hand-Stamped Antique Bronze Necklace with flower item. So beautiful!

  3. I love the Proud Mom of 4 and Blessed with the Prov. verse (I didn't see that one in the shop, but I know she's done it) :)

  4. I'm a fan of Nat's blog via GFC as Mamas Like Me

  5. I'm a new fan via GFC as Mamas Like Me

  6. Tweeted and tagged you!

  7. I keep coming back to the poppy necklace - but I'm not sure what color I would choose :)

  8. I went over to Nat's blog and LOVED it :) she is just adorable! I don't usually follow for an entry, but I did follow her - and plan to visit her again soon :)

  9. Really loving the *love bird* necklace. So simply sweet!

  10. Just tweeted with your names in it and link to this post!