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Exciting news and a giveaway

Two months ago tomorrow, my baby sister and her husband began the adventure of their lives and moved to Picard, Dominica. I wrote about it quite a bit, as I was pretty devastated at the idea of them being so far away. My other sister and brother-in-law moved to Iowa last year and having the three of us so separated seemed like the end of the world.

Of course, us Ouellette girls have quite the flair for drama and it was in fact, not the end of the world. In order to calm our fears of growing disconnected during this time apart, we decided to start a blog just for the three of us. At the beginning of May we began writing to each other, sharing pictures, stories and snippets of our days using the most valuable tool we all can access: The Internet. (Thanks, Al Gore!)

In the weeks that followed we began to think that it might be a good idea to open up our project, rather than keep it all to ourselves. First of all for our families, so they can see some of the crazy things the three of us talk about with each other. Also, we hope that it may spark similar ideas for other people who are living apart from loved ones. I can honestly say that having this space has definitely made me feel more connected to the ladies I love the most. My only regret is that we didn't start it sooner.

So here is your open invitation to take a minute (or more) and check out our latest venture: Sisters Away. We are very excited to share this with you and can't wait to see how this space allows us to grow as sisters, women and friends.
See you there!

But wait, there's more...

While Emily was embarking on her big move to the Caribbean, Kate was buying and moving into her very first house. I was also going through some substantial changes, mainly in my midsection (yes... still pregnant).

Some time ago I fell in love with scrabble tile pendants from StudioKin, especially this one. Oh my goodness, I had to have it. For some reason I kept putting off buying it, but when the three of us girls were going through such stressful times all at once, I knew this was it.

I shared our story with Kelly and purchased three pendants, all with the same words, but in different colors to match our personalities. They arrived recently and I'm still in love. So simple, and the idea of knowing that all of us will wear these necklaces in our own little nooks of the world gives me such a sense of comfort.



The best part is that Kelly agreed to give one lucky Mommy Honesty reader a pendant of his or her choice in honor of the launch of Sisters Away.

Here's how you can enter:
  • Check out the StudioKin Etsy shop and leave a comment sharing which pendant is your fave.
  • For two entries, become a follower of Mommy Honesty (or let me know you're already a follower).
  • For a third entry, become a follower of Sisters Away.
  • And if you want to do a fourth (I know that is a lot--but you want to win, right?), blog about this giveaway or put up a link on Facebook.
**Please be sure to leave a separate comment on this post for each one.**

I will announce the winner on Monday, July 12th so you have plenty of time to enter and spread the word to all your closest friends. Thanks again, Kelly!!!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea to keep in touch with your sisters! Those pendants are so cute! I think I may have to get one...or two! :) Oh...and I'm a follower of your blog, now.

Tina Lair

S.E.H. said...

Love the pendant. Especially love the modern leaf print. Be prepared for me to attempt all four obstacles to win and leave you seperate comments per your request.

S.E.H. said...

Officially following Mommy Honesty now.

S.E.H. said...

Offically following Sisters Away because the Ouellette sisters are just too darn cool to not follow (does flattery get me anywhere)?

S.E.H. said...

This post has now been advertised on my Facebook page.

kelster said...

I LOVE the Sisters Away idea! I'm following! And with your sister's recent move to another country...I'm following her too! Especially since it stirs my wanderlust for the same! Hope you are well!

Anonymous said...

Of course I am a follower of MommyHonesty. I do want to be like Sara when I grow up! I intend to now become a follower of Sisters Away. I am sure I will be just as addicted as I am to This is it and Bring the Rain. The strength is contagious. I love it. OH and I also love the pendants, have given several away as a gift, but do not have one for me. Tamara Reif

Anonymous said...

OH and by the way I love the tree pendants the best. One of them reminds me of a pic I took of a tree in the park the other day. Tamara Reif

lee Zuhars said...

Hi Sara, I am a follower of Mommy Honesty. Keep it up!!

lee Zuhars said...

I like so many of the pendants it's too hard to choose just one. I guess I will pick the butterfly over flowers that I like the best.

Lee Zuhars said...

I am now a follower of Sisters Away! I just read a few entries and like it already!

Kim Dotson said...

Sara, I support both blogs, but I cannot participate in this giveaway because the pressure to choose just one of these pendants is stressing me out. I want one of each. Good Luck!

Kerry said...

Sara, I think that it is just wonderful to be able to catch a glimpse of sisterhood through sisters away. I always longed to have a sister of my own. Now I can live vicariously through you! I was looking through and loved the little post where you were talking about how difficult it was to get the look of the blog right. Interesting stuff.

As you know, I am already a follower of you! I'll add sisters away to my reader too.

As for the pendants, they are all fabulous. I have a special place in my heart for keep calm and carry on in my heart too, but the Japanese blossom pendants really caught my eye. I couldn't decide which one of those three though. I'll mull it over in case I win. If not, I'll send the link on to my hubby for a gift idea.
Thanks for the introduction to a fun new etsy seller!

Katie said...

I love the Keep Calm and Carry On pendants! I must have one... will be ordering it ASAP! Her site is amazing - loved the Wizard of Oz one also.

Katie said...

I am definetly a follower of your blog! The sisters away blog is a beautiful idea - love it!

mary said...

Love the Sisters Away blog. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.

mary said...

And now I am an official follower of mommy honesty. As opposed to dedicated (but unofficial) stalker.

Jill said...

Hey Sara I love the Eiffel Tower Paris Print the best however a few come in a close second. When I look at this it makes me think how I would want to wake up on vacation. I can almost smell the fresh pastries and tea on my bedside table.

Jill said...

I am also a follower of Mommy Honesty.

Jill said...

I am also a follower of Sisters Away.

alli said...

I love the Red Fire Flower pendant! so pretty and unique!

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alli said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

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alli said...

I became a follower of Sisters Away! great way to stay connected with your sisters!

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sara said...

Thank you everyone for visiting our space and for your sweet words! I wish I had pendants for you all, but they are really affordable, so be sure to keep StudioKin in mind for your future jewelry needs. :)

Love and hugs...