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I’m really excited to share this giveaway with y’all! Sprigs Jewelry and Accessories is my newest sponsor and is generously offering to give one of you an item of your choosing from her shop. Ashley has a huge selection of cute jewelry, so you’re sure to find something that you or someone you know would like. The birthstone bracelet, for example, would make such a great gift for Mother’s Day.

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Anna Birthstone Bracelet

And how gorgeous are these statement earrings for date night? She has a ton of dangly earrings to choose from. I think that one of my ear piercings has closed from lack of use but these earrings tempt me to coax it open again.

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Brooke Earrings

Ashley has over 100 items to choose from and they are all adorable. If you don’t win the giveaway (or don’t want to wait to find out), you can use code LIVINGWELL10 to get 10% off through Mother’s Day, May 11.

You’ve got a couple of options for entering the giveaway: you can like Sprigs’s facebook page, comment here on what you would pick from Sprigs’s Etsy shop, like Living Well on the Cheap’s facebook page, or do all three for three chances to win! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below (If you’re reading in your email or reader you may need to click over to the site). The giveaway will end at midnight on April 30th, so you’ve got through the end of the month to enter. Ashley is not set up to do international shipping so this giveaway is open only to US residents.

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I know it’s so cliche but I seriously cannot believe that it is March. And by that I mean that I am THRILLED because I much prefer spring and summer over fall and winter. The days are long and the air is warm, a perfect complement to some of the fresh and pretty things my four sponsors have to offer this month. If you’re still snowed in maybe a little shopping will help you warm up! Read closely to catch a special discount code for one of them.

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Little Eli is the brainchild of friends Amelia and Meghan. Meghan makes jewelry, Amelia works with concrete, and together the two of them have some seriously covet-worthy creations. I hear they actually have some concrete jewelry in the works! How perfect are these purple agate earrings for spring?

Purple Agate Dangling Earrings. 14kt Gold Chain. Handmade. Unique. Statement Piece. Amethyst. Semi Precious.

Purple Agate Dangling Earrings. 14kt Gold Chain. Handmade. Unique. Statement Piece. Amethyst. Semi Precious.

Or maybe a statement necklace is more your style?

Single Amethyst Agate Necklace. 14kt Gold Chain. Purple and Gold. Light Purple Necklace. Natural Designs. Statement Necklace. One of a Kind.

Single Amethyst Agate Necklace. 14kt Gold Chain. Purple and Gold. Light Purple Necklace. Natural Designs. Statement Necklace. One of a Kind.

And how adorable are these tiny concrete planters! I kind of want one to put on my kitchen windowsill. I haven’t seen one in person but Amelia says it looks like a little egg.

Small Concrete Bowl Planter. Painted. Succulent Planter. Jewelry Storage. Indoor Planter, Urban Industrial. Rustic Cottage. Cement.

Small Concrete Bowl Planter. Painted. Succulent Planter. Jewelry Storage. Indoor Planter, Urban Industrial. Rustic Cottage. Cement.

 

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Brandi and I go way back and even sometimes hit estate sales together. Our tastes are totally different so we’re never in competition with one another and we’ve even been known to text each other pictures if we see something the other might like while out hunting! It’s a beautiful partnership. And even though we’re drawn to different styles I still see things I’d love to have every time I visit her shop. I mean seriously, how adorable are these plastic tumblers? They’d be perfect for the beach! Use code ABSSOTC to get 20% off any item in Brandi’s shop!

Set of Seven(7) Pastel Bolero Therm-O-Ware Plastic Tumblers

Set of Seven(7) Pastel Bolero Therm-O-Ware Plastic Tumblers

This throw pillow is so cheerful and just screams spring.

Vintage Crewel Pillow - Sunflowers in a Basket

Vintage Crewel Pillow – Sunflowers in a Basket

Do you sew? You could make an adorable spring skirt or dress with this fabric!

Vintage Green Modern Fabric - Girl with Plant 3.7 yards!

Vintage Green Modern Fabric – Girl with Plant 3.7 yards!

 

Momentus New York

Ivy is the creative genius behind Momentus New York. She has a huge inventory to choose from and I love that her designs are at once understated and glamorous. Like these lovely faceted gold stud earrings.

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I love this necklace, too. There’s something celebratory about it.

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tiny bead necklace in gold filled-tiny gold bead/stardust bead necklace-everyday gold necklace-dainty everyday necklace-mini gold charm

And this bracelet is the sort of thing you could wear every day if you wanted, like a signature piece.

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tiny rose gold/silver/gold circle bracelet-rose gold bracelet-sweet and smiple bracelet-high polished circle bracelet-gift under 35

 

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And last but CERTAINLY not least, my BFF Cassie has recently opened her own Etsy shop! She had a shop back in college and I have several of her original jewelry creations that I still love and wear regularly. She just opened up this new shop and is taking it slow since she’s got a baby and is in grad school, but she already has several pairs of earrings listed and they are adorable for spring.

peach vintage button post earrings

peach vintage button post earrings

mum post earrings

mum post earrings (additional colors available)

lotus post earrings

lotus post earrings (additional colors available)

Every month in addition to featuring my wonderful sponsors I like to highlight a nonprofit that I think is worthy of recognition. This month it’s Feeding America. Hunger in America exists for over 50 million people. That’s 1 in 6 of the U.S. population – including more than 20% of children. Unemployment, rather than poverty, is a strong predictor of food insecurity. If you’d like to do something about it you can donate to your local food bank or check out Feeding America’s Ways to Give page.

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Thanks for reading, y’all, and have a great weekend!

Happy Friday, party people! Friday is my favorite day of the week. There’s so much anticipation for the weekend ahead. It’s time for this month’s sponsor shout out and I am so excited to announce that I actually have a new sponsor this month–Momentus New York is an etsy shop specializing in simple, chic, personalized jewelry and I’ve admired her creations for some time. Keep reading to see some featured items from her shop, but first my long-time sponsors. They have a couple of coupon codes available this month!

Little Eli is the love child if Amelia and Meghan, two friends right here in Baton Rouge who love to craft. Amelia makes fun and useful creations out of concrete and Meghan crafts beautiful statement jewelry. Its Amelia’s 25th Birthday so they’re having a sale! Use code “HappyBirthday25″ to get 25% off $25 or more. The sale ends today so don’t dillydaddle!

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Small Concrete Bowl. Painted. Desk Accessory. Soap Dish. Jewelry Storage. Coins and Keys. Embossed. Urban Industrial. Rustic Cottage. Cement

Small Concrete Bowl. Painted. Desk Accessory. Soap Dish. Jewelry Storage. Coins and Keys. Embossed. Urban Industrial. Rustic Cottage. Cement

Concrete Magnet Gentlemen. 3 Piece Magnet Face. Funny Kitchen Gift. Classy. Cement.

Concrete Magnet Gentlemen. 3 Piece Magnet Face. Funny Kitchen Gift. Classy. Cement.

Turquoise Layered Chain Necklace. 14kt Gold Chain. Statement Necklace. Turquoise Jewelry. Fall Fashion. Layered Chain Necklace. Blue Green.

Turquoise Layered Chain Necklace. 14kt Gold Chain. Statement Necklace. Turquoise Jewelry. Fall Fashion. Layered Chain Necklace. Blue Green.

Brandi is another seller located in Baton Rouge. I have known her almost a decade and she regularly offers to babysit for free so Nick and I can enjoy a date night. Her shop is a mix of vintage and handmade items, including this book that I was too prudish to post a picture of but I think would be a fun addition to your vintage book collection. She’s also recently started offering a few prints for instant download that you can print at home. They’re really inexpensive so if you need some art for your walls you can see them all here. She’s offering a special discount for y’all: use the coupon code ABSSOTC for 20% off your order.

A Brandi Sized Shop

Vintage 1945 Book - Etiquette by Emily Post - with 1935 Louisiana High School Graduation Ephemera

Vintage 1945 Book – Etiquette by Emily Post – with 1935 Louisiana High School Graduation Ephemera

Chalkboard Printable - 5x7 - I love you more than all the stars...

Chalkboard Printable – 5×7 – “I love you more than all the stars…”

Vintage Mint Jadeite Plate

Vintage Mint Jadeite Plate

I have been admiring the creations of Momentus New York ever since I spotted a friend wearing one of her necklaces last year. Her jewelry is delicate, classic, and beautiful. Many of it incorporates personalized elements like initials or names. I’d be thrilled to wear anything from her shop.

Momentus New York

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custom letter necklace-gold letter pendant/gold initials/pick your letter-personalized gift-lower case letter necklace-alphabet necklace

pointy arrow-unique triangle charm necklace-gold arrowhead necklace-triangle pendant-personalized necklace-geometic necklace-arrow necklace

pointy arrow-unique triangle charm necklace-gold arrowhead necklace-triangle pendant-personalized necklace-geometic necklace-arrow necklace

gold wishbone bracelet-gold wishbone necklace-sideways gold wishbone necklace-wishbone charm necklace-wish bone necklace-everyday neckalce

gold wishbone bracelet-gold wishbone necklace-sideways gold wishbone necklace-wishbone charm necklace-wish bone necklace-everyday neckalce

That’s all for today, folks! I hope you each have a fabulous weekend and if you buy anything from the shops above let me know so I can be jealous.

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Happy Monday, my friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I am almost done with my Christmas shopping and have even begun wrapping a few gifts, but if you’ve still got hard-to-shop-for friends and family on your list take a gander at what my two blog sponsors have to offer. Both of them have fast turnaround and shipping so you’ve still got time to order something and have it arrive by Christmas. If you’re local to Baton Rouge you may even be able to arrange local pickup!

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Pearl Strand Necklace with Vintage Gold Pendant. White Pearls. Elegant Necklace. Gold Pendant. Simple, Refined Style.

Pearl Strand Necklace with Vintage Gold Pendant

Beaded Necklace with Jade Elephant. Precious Stones. Statement Necklace. Layered Necklace. Earth Tones. Elephant Pendant. Jade Elephant.

Beaded Necklace with Jade Elephant

Concrete Ring Dish. Painted. Desk Accessory. Knick knacks. Jewelry Storage. Coins and Keys. Urban Industrial. Rustic Cottage. Cement

Concrete Ring Dish

Small White Concrete Planter. Unsealed. Succulent Planter. Indoor. Desk Accessory. Jewelry Storage. Urban Industrial. Round. Egg. Cement.

Small White Concrete Planter

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Vintage Cheerful Piggy Bank

Vintage Cheerful Piggy Bank

Vintage Handmade Teal & Gold Box Set

Vintage Handmade Teal & Gold Box Set

Vintage Brass Peacock Made in India

Vintage Brass Peacock Made in India

Vintage 1940s 10 inch Replogle Globe

Vintage 1940s 10 inch Replogle Globe

And of course I’ve got an etsy shop of my own–Living La Vida Vintage–where you can find lots of goodies to strike your fancy. Before I sign off today I’d like to feature a deserving nonprofit–I’ve been doing this for the past few months and it makes my little social worker heart sing.

IRIS domestic violence center

Iris Domestic Violence Center (formerly operating as Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center/Battered Women’s Program) has provided professional, compassionate, and empowering support to survivors of family violence and their children in the Capital Area for more than 30 years. A few years ago I had the privilege of befriending someone who had worked for the Battered Women’s Program and still felt passionately about the cause. Her name was Mollie, and she died suddenly at the age of only 29. I keep the cause of domestic violence dear in my heart because of her and can think of no better way to honor her memory than to spread awareness about the epidemic of family violence that she worked so tirelessly to combat. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call their 24 hour crisis line at (225) 389-3001 or 1 (800) 541-9706.

On that note, hug your loved ones today. And check out this post I wrote on Red Stick Moms Blog to remind yourself of what the holiday season is really all about.