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I am so, so, so excited for this giveaway! I’ve been wanting to do a big giveaway like this for a really long time, and after brainstorming with the beautiful #ColumbiaCreatives women, I thought what better time to do a giveaway on my birthday month (My birthday is on October 25th!) and what better theme to have than ‘Choosing Joy’?



Whether you’re working a 9-5, working as an entrepreneur, going to college or working a part-time, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or stressed. It’s important to wake up everyday and decide to be happy on purpose.. choose joy! No matter what curveballs get thrown at you, it’s important to face the day with a positive attitude! This giveaway includes more than a few things to put on your desk or hang on your wall with positive messages!

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These beautiful items are all handcrafted by women who own small businesses (and farms!) with a positive message. I connected with these ladies at the Lara Casey Event at Stone River and it was so exciting to meet with women who were so ambitious and hard working. This blog thrives on spreading positivity throughout the internet, and every item in this gift set has a positive message or image that you can keep or give away to a friend or encouragement. Let’s meet the women behind these beauties!


Bonne Bakhtiari– You may recognize Bonnie from her TwentySomethingSeries feature here on the blog! Bonnie, owner of b is for bonnie design, has contributed this lovely ‘Live Joyfully‘ print to the giveaway. Bonnie also has a BIG surprise coming up (and I don’t even know the full details, but I’m excited to find out!) keep up with her to find out what she’s cooking up on her blog, here.


Rachel Tenny– My friend (and neighbor!) Rachel has contributed 6 of her #spreadjoyandhappymail cards! These cards are great for spicing up your desk or sending to a friend for some encouragement and positivity. My personal favorite is “Treat Yo’Self, Honey!” I LOVE her super bright illustrations, and the portrait that she drew of me is AMAZING.  Check out her shop here.


Paulene CruseDone Is Better Than Perfect. I look at this notepad every single day when I find myself swamped with a blog post that needs to get done or an article that I’m trying to write. Paulene lettered that phrase in beautiful calligraphy on that notepad, and will be offering online calligraphy classes in November! Register now and check out her site!


Melissa Smith– Melissa contributed the BEAUTIFUL flowers in the picture. Although the flowers are not included in the giveaway, Melissa has a local farm, Fraylick Farms, where she plants even more of these beauties for bouquets, venues, weddings and more. Get in contact with her here.


Lauren Carnes– Lauren contributed that beautiful editorial picture of the turquoise house! I seriously tip my hat to anyone who’s great at photography.. I struggle with it constantly! It’s definitely not as easy as you may think! Lauren has a photography business, (and she actually took Rachel’s headshot above!) Check out her site.


Erin Bridges– Erin, the creator of the Do Good, Feel Good, Feel Good, Do Good print is actually launching her print shop, byerincreativeco TODAY! Go check it out right after you enter this contest!

This giveaway lasts until October 10th at 11:59PM EST, so don’t forget to enter and win these beautiful items! Good luck!


Choosing Joy Giveaway