welcome back giveaway!

46 | February 20, 2012

Upon my return to blogging this year after a short, what I like to call, slipper sabbatical, I received an e-mail from two of my favorite Etsy shops and long time readers of ISMS. Not only was it an inspiring e-mail of support but if was an offer for a giveaway celebrating the return of In Sock Monkey Slippers. With great gratitude, I present to all of you, old and new readers, two wonderful giveaways (with two separate winners) and a coupon for everyone to Una Bella Vita and Laughing Dog Studio!

The giveaway is now closed. The winner of the Una Bella Vita Apron is Summer and the winner of the set of earings from Laughing Dog Studio is Kay! Winners have been notified by e-mail. Thanks everyone for participating and remember to hurry and use the coupon (enter sockmonkeyslippers at checkout)to both of these stores before time runs out!

Una Bella Vita

Una Bella Vita - One Beautiful Life – certainly lives up to its name.  Splitting her time between Pisa, Italy and Arizona, Susanna the creator of Una Bella Vita, pulls inspiration from her surroundings into each handmade apron she creates. She is truly an artist and creates a beautiful marriage between function and design in her quality aprons. A favorite in the foodie world, Una Bella Vita, aprons are coveted by many due to their thick designer fabric, durability, and style. I speak form experience, this is my favorite apron I own and favorite gift to give!


GIVEAWAY Visit Una Bella Vita and pick out your your favorite apron from one of the many amazing choices. To enter: leave a comment at the end of this post with the title of your favorite design. Giveaway ends this Friday, February 24 2012, at noon central. One winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by e-mail. U.S. residents only, please.

Laughing Dog Studio

Laughing Dog Studio is a gorgeous collection of gemstone, vintage, artisan lampwork and exotic beaded handmade jewelry. A favorite of many Etsy shoppers, Korinne the owner of Laughing Dog Studio, creates alluring pieces inspired by seasons, elements, and worldly cultures. Each one of her pieces is made of quality material and individually unique. I’m in love with her beautiful jade pieces!

GIVEAWAY Laughing Dog Studio is graciously giving a reader of ISMS this set of Yellow Citrine Earrings called Autum Morning. To enter leave a comment at the end of this post stating that you must have these! Giveaway ends this Friday, February 24 2012, at noon central. One winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by e-mail. U.S. residents only, please.

Coupon for all…

Not only are these two shops offering a giveaway, they are giving every single one of you 12% off of your purchase to Una Bella Vita and Laughing Dog Studio with the cupon code: sockmonkeyslippers at check out.

Thank you both Susanna and Korinne! Good luck to you all!


  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    What beautiful aprons! I love them all! If I had to pick just one it would have to be the Swirls, Black White. http://www.etsy.com/listing/92949486/swirls-black-white-large-cornflower-blue

    What a nice giveaway! :)

  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    Those earrings are just lovely! I must, must have those!!! :) I actually have a shirt that would look so good with those earrings. So pretty. :)

  • Alisa

    Those are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win them!

    • Alisa

      I forgot to say how I must have those earrings! Haha.

  • Judith

    Love the apron, I would hang my towel from the pocket to dry my hands while cooking!My favorite is the Cherry Red, Peppermint Pink!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Katy

    Love the aprons! My favorite is the Magenta half apron, crow, graphic, black white pocket, canvas one! Great giveaway!

  • Nicki

    I am just in love with the half apron, black, white and red hearts.

  • Rita Honea

    I really, really do want these lovely earrings! They go with so many things. Please, please, please give them to me!! Thanks.

  • Michelle

    My favorite apron (hard pick) is Polka Dots, Pocket: Teal, Brown, & Paisley. Thanks!!

  • Michelle

    Wow, I saw a lot of great jewelry made by the LaughingDogStudio…I am currently trying to expand my jewelry collection and those earrings would be a beautiful addition!

  • Shelly

    I love the Hot Pink Apron, flowers and circles, retro style one!

  • Nanci S

    Oh, those earrings!!!!!!!!!!
    What a giveaway…
    Glad you are back..:)

  • NanaBread (Jeanne)

    I must have the citrine Autumn Morning earrings from Laughing Dog Studio!

  • amie

    Wow…Those are amazing!!!

  • amie

    I absolutely LOVE these aprons. Thyey remind me of my grandmother’s 1950′svintage aprons…bright, fun, happy…

  • summer

    I love the apron w polka dots, pocket, Teal, brown, paisley! So cute!

  • Sarah A.

    I love earrings! Those are so pretty!

  • Louise Bunker

    Wowzers! I love – love – love the earrings and MUST have them! They would be sooooo perfect for many of my outfits. I teach middle school, and my students would love to see me wearing them too. Thanks for returning to your blog too! I missed you!

  • Louise Bunker

    I amore – amore – amore il grembiule colorato facce! I think I just said – I love – love – love the Colorful Faces apron!

  • Wehaf

    I must have those earrings!

  • Sharon Tolson

    I must have those earrings!

  • Stephanie Mitchell

    Love those earrings! I must have them :)

  • Stephanie Mitchell

    What cute aprons! My favorite is the Bright pink apron, greens, yellow modern design

  • Adrian

    If I had to choose an apron right now, I guess it would be the Half Apron, yellow, green, orange, coral, pocket, long ties. I also really love the child-size aprons.

  • Korinne

    Hi Everybody!

    I am so pleased to welcome back Meredith- I really missed her ; )
    I wish everybody good luck on the giveaways.

    Thank you

  • Susanna

    Looks like lots of us missed Meredith! I love being able to celebrate that she is once again giving us food for thought or getting us thinking of making good food! I agree that Laughing Dog Studio has beautiful jewelry. I just bought a lovely necklace for my daughter’s birthday. Please take advantage of the coupon code in each of our shops. We are big fans of In Sock Monkey Slippers!

  • Melissa

    LOVE these aprons. My personal fave is the Olive Green Apron, leaves, birds, pockets and canvas! I hope I win one!!

  • Beth

    My favorite apron is swirls, black white and I MUST have those earrings!

  • Cindy M

    Half Apron, yellow, green, orange, coral, pocket, long ties.

    There are so many to choose from!!! I narrowed it down though, it was tough. :-)

  • Cindy M

    OH welcome back!!!

    And yes I must have those earrings. She has some wonderful designs. The pearl and garnet are gorgeous too.

  • Miriam

    Love the denim/lime green waitress apron- they are all beautiful!

  • Dalton

    I can see myself cooking up a storm (in style!) in the turquoise yellow apron. They are all so cool looking, though!

  • Andrea @ Recipes For Divine Living

    I definitely need these earrings.

  • Dawn

    How about me? Those earnings would suit my golden hair even though I’m Canadian!

  • Kim O.

    Welcome back!! They’re both cool! And can’t wait to try the corn dogs!

  • Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    How lovely! I just love etsy, I find so many unique things there.

  • Amber @ Amber's Confections

    The earrings are sooo pretty, must have :)

  • Amber @ Amber's Confections

    My favorite apron is the half apron, spirals, orange, brown, pink, yellow, lime.

  • Altaira

    I must have those earrings! In fact, anything from her site is delicious!!!!

    Welcome back.

  • Kay

    I LOVE unique anything – jewelry, clothes, furniture, people..

  • Gina

    I MUST have those earrings!

  • Regina Edwards

    I MUST have those earrings! Beautiful!

  • Regina Edwards

    I already have one apron from Una Bella Vita but I love aprons and can always use another! I would say for my next one I would probably get the Floral half apron, black, pink, white flowers, pockets, plus size <3<3<3

    p.s. SO glad you are back!

  • Krystal

    Welcome back!

    It was so hard to pick just one apron from Una Bella Vita! They are all so unique and amazing. I finally decided that ‘Fox apron, green meadow, pear tree, pocket, heavy canvas’ was my favoritest favorite though! (Yea, I realize that favoritest isn’t a word)

  • Jennifer Evans

    Oh my, but those earrings are darling! Must have! Please?

  • Caitlin

    That turquoise and yellow apron is beautiful! If I don’t win this giveaway, I might have to go ahead and buy it for myself :).

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