Goooood Monday morning, friends!

So, last night, Shaun and I were up late(ish) putting together a fun Paint and Prose package for an even more fun event (that I’ll tell you about soon), and as I was crawling into bed around 11:30, I heard the twins giggling and talking full voice in their bed.

When I went to investigate, sure enough, they were both sitting up, parading their dolls around–clearly fully convinced that it was early morning (they always wake up before the sun) instead of a few shorts hours after they first fell asleep. I attempted to correct their error, but they remained unconvinced for the next hour.

I woke up no fewer than 5 times to go in there and quiet them down, but they had a hard time settling. And every time I woke up to their squeals and stumbled into their room, I remembered something else that I needed to to do today. It’s a doozy.

I have to: attend a home school co-op preview (a requirement before they’ll consider your enrollment), grocery shop, mail things, finalize my BODYCOMBAT chorey memorization for our “launch” this afternoon, finish hauling all of my bags downstairs for the #3week50bag challenge (I’ll do the final count + update in the morning), do laundry, prep dinner, teach BODYCOMBAT launch, print pictures for our sponsored children letters, and then deliver them (this batch goes to Africa, and a team hand delivers them). Oh, and then make dinner, and get the kids in bed.


I think I’ve probably forgotten something, and it’s making my feel a bit hive-y to process all of that, BUT!

The best part is that I get to start the day with a fun little treat for you guys!

A little over a year ago, I attended a wedding of one of my husband’s coworkers. It was a gorgeous event, and the couple seemed very sweet, but I didn’t know them well.

Then, a few weeks ago, the bride, Chelsey, reached out to me with some “shop-talk” questions (since we’re both small business owners) because, as it turns out, she’s a metal smith who makes gorgeous custom jewelry.

It took me a minute to connect all of the dots, but once I did, it was super-fun to realize that we actually already sort of knew each other.

We emailed back and forth, getting to know each other better, and what ultimately came of all of that was a set of beautiful initial rings for me, a chance to win some for you, and a dinner where we got to chat for a long time (definitely my favorite and an experience I hope to repeat soon; Chelsey’sĀ  a kindred spirit).


{Aren’t she and her husband cuties?!}

Chelsey is a sweetheart, and her work, in a word, is stunning.

She’s so talented and puts so much thought and care into each one of her pieces.


I’m pretty over the moon about my initial rings, and she even threw in a matching spacer ring so that they stack even better.


The delicate turquoise ring was a birthday gift from Shaun, and, considering that the initials I chose are from our nicknames for each other, the whole stack is pretty darn special to me.

Plus, they fit perfectly and are so light and wearable that I hardly notice I have anything my finger!


I had a really hard time choosing exactly what to order from Chelsey, but in the future, I think I’ll go for this adorable pearl ring to add to my stack:


Or maybe I’ll manage to snag of one of her exquisite one-of-a-kind vintage jewelry “rescue” pieces (she does cool things like repurpose broken earrings into pretty rings):


Are you drooling yet?

Well, stop. Because Chelsey has graciously offered a $30 shop credit to one lucky winner!


To enter, simply head on over to Chelsey’s Etsy shop and pick your favorite item, then come back and tell me what it is in a comment.

Optional: if you want an extra entry, head on over to Chelsey’s Instagram and follow along (you’ll want to anyway; her pictures are great, and she always has something fun to say with them). Just be sure to leave me a separate comment letting me know you did.

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. I’ll announce a winner on Thursday!

Happy entering, folks! And may all of your Monday must-dos go off without a hitch!


  1. I love the hammered silver and pearl hoop earrings! It may be wishful thinking to even wear earrings right now. My 7-month-old love to pull on my hair, my earrings, my nose, and just about anything around my face these days. šŸ™‚

  2. LOVE the stackable silver initial rings, the pearl one…and the bar necklace…they are all beautiful and make me want to learn how to make metal jewelry!

  3. Thank you both for such an amazing giveaway! I really like the “Silver Trio” ring, but honestly, it would be difficult to pick just one favorite!

  4. I would start with the Stackable Silver Pebble Initial Rings and follow closely with the Hammered Silver Twist Band because it’s pretty spectacular as well!

  5. The Simple Cross Necklace in Sterling is gorgeous, and so delicate looking! What a lovely giveaway. Thank you both!

  6. I just LOVE that little pearl ring to go in between two stackable initial rings! You have such good taste!!!

  7. When is this giveaway over? Hope I made the list in time?! I saw this post on Instagram first, so I hopped over to follow Chelsey – her work is beautiful!! I’d love some stacking rings… My 10th wedding anniversary is coming up! So fun!! Thanks for sharing her talents with all of us. : )

  8. I am following her on Instagram. I also love the stackable rings and would probably go with those first but I’m also a fan of the stud earrings.

  9. Even though the Metal Cross necklace grabbed my attention, I’m loving the Stackable Silver Initial Rings.

  10. I’m into rings right now, so I love Chelsey’s work! The Silver Stacking Rings are some of my favorites

  11. Oh my… it’s the stackable rings, and the simple cross necklace, and the metal heart necklace, and the…. i love it all!!!

  12. OMG, these are just beautiful!!! AND will make beautiful gifts for the people in my life – if I can part with any of them.
    Thank you so much for introducing us. (Love love love.)
    I love the little pearl ring and the sterling bar necklace. So pretty.
    Thank you again for sharing Abbie and Chelsey!

  13. I’m a fan of the stackable rings (even asked for a set from DH for Christmas, but didn’t get). Although I absolutely love the bar necklaces…I have two of them (one for each of my boys) which I call my “Mommy Handle”.

    I did go and follow her on Instagram too. I agree, her pics are stunning!

  14. The simple cross. I haven’t worn a cross pendant since college and would really like to start wearing one again.

  15. The rings are super cute even though I’m not really a ring person but my favorite has to be the silver and pearl hoop earrings!

  16. I love her Copper and Sterling Bubble Necklace! Thanks for running this giveaway! So hopeful to win! I also just followed her on IG

  17. I absolutely LOVE the circle earrings with the dangling pearl. Totally my style!
    I am following Chelsey on Instagram now too!
    Thanks for this giveaway opportunity šŸ™‚

  18. I love the initial rings too. I’ve been drooling over them for awhile! I love that you used nicknames for the initials you picked!

  19. You want me to pick just ONE! Not happenin’! lol I really LOVE the trio rings and want a copper heart for my pinky. Beautiful jewelry!

  20. Love the simple cross necklace. Just perfect and goes with everything. It was hard to choose and I think I need to go back and just buy a few items šŸ™‚


  21. Thank you! I can’t quite decide between the pearl ring, or the hammered silver and pearl earrings. Can you tell I love pearls? šŸ™‚

  22. I love this giveaway! And my fav are the initial rings. I had initial necklaces for my kids and I can’t find them. I’d love the wear their initials on my hand! So sweet. Thank you for hosting a fun giveaway!

  23. Thanks Abbie and Chelsey šŸ˜‰ Love the copper heart ring! Although I would have a hard time choosing since I also love the initial rings…and the bar necklace…and….;)

I love hearing from you guys!