A Chic Makeover + A Giveaway (3 Winners!)

The Chic Life has a new look! What do you think of my bloggie makeover? Not too shabby, eh? I would hope not considering how many hours (and hours and hours) I poured into it over the weekend.

I’ll go into the nitty gritty of how I moved my blog another day…maybe this weekend?

For now, I want to C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E!!!!!!!!!!

What better way to celebrate than with a giveaway?

Since I’m feeling generous, I’m offering three different prizes for three different winners! More chances to win is always a plus, no? 😉



Most of you guys know I make jewelry (under my biz name D Celestine).


I put a little something together just for you my dear readers.

On the to the swag!

Option #1 – A Handmade Sterling Silver and Onyx Gemstone Necklace



This necklace has a modern touch with a hammered oval as part of the pendant. This classic style necklace with a modern twist would look great with any outfit!

The jewelry may be shipped to either the US or Canada.

Option #2 – A Pair of Handmade Sterling Silver and Rainbow Crystal Earrings



These little dazzlers would add a punch of fun to any outfit. The rainbow crystal color makes these earrings go with almost any color!

The jewelry may be shipped to either the US or Canada.

Option #3 – A Batch of Dreena’s Homestyle Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies



You don’t have to be vegan to fall in love with these cookies! Trust me, I’m a meat eater and I’m a big fan of them!

These can only be shipped to the US.

Giveaway Details

  • Entries accepted for one week – till next Thursday, February 4th, 2010.
  • Each entry must be entered as a separate comment to count.
  • Winners will be selected randomly.
  • First winner selected will have choice of the 3 options.
  • Second winner selected will have choice of the remaining two.
  • Third winner selected will receive the remaining prize (if the remaining prize is the cookies and you live in Canada, I will work out a different jewelry gift – I can’t afford to ship the cookies to Canada…sorry!).
  • The jewelry may be shipped to either the US or Canada.
  • The cookies can only be shipped to the US.
  • Winner will be notified via email.
  • If winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours of when the email notification went out, another winner will be selected.

Five Fabulous Ways to Enter

  • Leave a comment on this post saying which item you’d like to win and where you think I should eat out once my Eat in Month challenge is over.
  • Blog about and link to this contest.
  • Tweet about and link to this contest.
  • Add The Chic Life (the new URL) to your blogroll/link list (or update the link to my new URL).
  • Subscribe to my NEW blog feed. (or update your current subscription to the new site).

IMPORTANT – for each entry, leave a separate comment. Your entries must be in separate comments for them to count.

That’s it! Simple, no? Now, who wants to win some free stuff?!

82 thoughts on “A Chic Makeover + A Giveaway (3 Winners!)”

  1. yummm! agreed with sushi, however the necklace would look elegant as you eat a very tasty steak. So steak house would be PRIME!

  2. I love the necklace… It is so elegant, after EIM I would go to my favortie place to eat, it’s a japanese steakhouse, and they cook the food in front of u and it is so fun.

  3. Beautiful jewelery and the cookies look delicious! The earrings would be my first pick because they would look great with everything! Ethiopian cuisine gets my vote, it’s packed with flavor and antioxidant filled spices!

  4. you’re on my google reader!
    and i forgot to mention where you should dine out in my previous comment.
    i think you should dine out at french restaurant with wonderful course meals!!

  5. First off, LOVE THE NEW BLOG! It’s gorgeous!

    Second, the jewelry is amazing! Loving those earrings to pieces!

    Third, OMG – eat in month IS almost over! I hadn’t even thought about where to go out and eat to celebrate. Hmmm, I’m offering three suggestions:

    1.) Zink in Uptown {i love their food}
    2.) 300 East here on East Blvd
    3.) McCormick & Schmicks in South Park – I’m not sure if you’re a seafood fan, but I just love their fresh fish menu, and the King Salmon is ahhhhhmazing!

    Personally, my first stop will probably be lunch at Pikes on Monday. Yum!


    I shall tweet and blog about your giveaway and new blog as soon as I get back from Boston Sunday night. Those cookies are making me drool! LOL

  6. I think I would choose the cookies. They look delicious!

    And I’d eat out at a classic burger place and get a nice, juicy burger 🙂

  7. I’d love to win the earrings. Beautiful!

    I’d go out to eat at The Melting Pot, if there’s one near you. I find that most restaurants serve things that are fairly easy to replicate at home, but perfect fondue is something that still eludes me!

  8. Where can I subscribe to your blog feed? I don’t see the link on your page. Am I a doofus? I am searching all over…lol

    I already follow on Twitter tiger1962

  9. gorgeous!!! I would love those earrings, but everything looks great 🙂 Chris and I are contemplating on where we should eat out too. We’re thinking this Moroccan restaurant called marrakech but that would be a splurge and cancel out our other eat in month savings lol I can totally relate to hours and hours of blog work and switching over I was about to cry when it didn’t look quite the same. Such hard work, you are awesome for doing it all by yourself 🙂

  10. Your first meal should be something that you don’t know how to cook yourself and have not had all month…maybe your favorite bar or cafe?

    I love the earrings you made and they would be my choice if I were to win!

  11. aaaand I also changed your feed in reader 🙂 May I ask how you transfered your site so that it shows up right in reader and google? It’s weird for google when I type in eatingrd it still shows the mytastytravels address and not just http://eatingrd.com? wasn’t sure since I can’t do a 301 direct with subdomains. Does it just take time? Thanks!

  12. I would love to win that necklace!
    As for eats I would base the decision on what you have been craving the most this month. Something ethnic with specialized ingredients that you don’t generally make at home. When we go out most often it’s for Thai, Vietnamese or Indian.

  13. Gosh… they’re all great prizes. For me, it’s really tied between the earrings and the cookies. I’d be so happy with either. I’m gonna say that cookies though.

    rachelrecession at gmail dot com

  14. Love the earrings as a first choice, then necklace. Cookies look delish but I’m trying to lose weight. Love your new blog set up! It looks very cheerful!

  15. I would love to win any of your pretty jewelry, but the rainbow crystal earrings are gorgeous! I would eat sushi-it’s healthy and there are oh so many options!!!

  16. Honestly, any place with sushi since I can’t get good sushi in Europe! I don’t really care where! I don’t really eat out to begin with b/c I’m over german food after being here for 2 years already, and the exchange rate kills me! And yes, I do have two addresses! One is military (U.S.), that I pick up on base and the other is for german mail to come to my house. 😉

  17. I would love to win the earrings – how do I subscribe to your feed? I don’t see the link. The necklace is gorgeous too and that would be my second choice!! SO nice of you to have this contest – thank YOU!

  18. Hey Marie,

    Do you have gmail? If so, I like Google Reader – it’s one of the links in the top of Gmail where it says Calendar, Documents – look for “Reader”.

    If not, there are some RSS links to the right side of the blog.

    🙂 Diana

  19. you know I subscribed secretly! muah haa haa! I’ll take any because I love all that yo do and ps can’t wait to see the kitchen in person!

  20. I would choose the cookies! They look delicious! I think after eat in month is over you should go out for some indian food. My Favorite!

  21. Hola! My choice for where you should eat out will obviously have to be Rusan’s, next Monday, after class. Duh 🙂 And prizes, prizes….let me see, THE BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE!! or the cookies. nom nom nom.


  22. I follow your tweets but mine are protected only because I keep getting weird porn followers. My Twitter name is Tiger1962

    Love the earrings! Sushi was a great choice for first meal out after EIM!! YAY!!!

  23. and just for good measure… one more entry.

    i would love the necklace. so cool.

    and if you’re eating out for the first time, run (don’t walk) to get yourself your coffee of choice. there’s just something about coffee at a real local coffee shop…

  24. I would LOVE the necklace. I’m a necklace girl for sure!!

    If I were you, I’d be heading out to some fabulous bakery for a decadent croissant or some such item. Something you would never concoct at home. Pain au chocolat. Drool.

  25. Oh my goodness I just cleaned out some of my emails from way long ago & came across an email from tcl when I won this contest. I remember responding to the email but never receiving an itemhah Time flies!!

    • I was thinking about this just the other day. I stopped making jewelry since but I may still have the supplies to whip up the earrings you were supposed to get. If not, I’d love to send you something else anyways. Email me – thechiclife at gmail dot com. 🙂


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