Monday, April 19, 2010

The Taffy Box "Blessed" Locket Mother's Day Review and Giveaway - CLOSED



Just in time for Mother’s Day I have a special treat for my readers! Koryn over at The Taffy Box has graciously offered one of my readers one of her fabulous locket necklaces from her Etsy store.

Before I review the locket she sent me, let me introduce you to Koryn.

Koryn is a military wife (thank you!) and the mother of four wonderful children. She’s lived all over the world traveling with her family, and now with their Golden Retriever, resides in Virginia. Koryn is also a Breast Cancer survivor with an excellent prognosis after surgeries and Chemotherapy just a couple short years ago.



Not only has she been married for over 23 years and lived a full and wonderful life, she works part time for Network of Strength, a national Breast Cancer peer support organization, counseling newly diagnosed patients. On top of that she also finds the time to run two jewelry businesses from her home Mother’s Precious Gems and The Taffy Box. Sounds like a pretty amazing woman to me!

Check out her blog to learn more about Koryn and her journey.

Koryn sent me one of her beautiful Locket Necklaces from The Taffy Box to first review for you, and then one lucky reader will win the necklace. Everyone say thank you Koryn!

I received the locket and the first thing I noticed was the very cute and professional way it was packaged. It comes wrapped nicely in tissue paper as to avoid marking up the silver, then packed in a cute pouch with a piece of, what else, taffy! I was very impressed with the packaging.

Then I opened the locket!

It really is beautiful! I find it amazing that she actually makes these necklaces herself. Let me tell you, in college a few years ago, I took a jewelry making class, and my work looked nothing like hers!! Hers is beautiful and I think it is of the same caliber as any jewelry store you’d walk into.


(This is the exact locket the winner will receive.)

The front of the locket has hearts stamped into the cover and inside is the beautiful word, blessed, in a nice font. The jump rings are securely closed ensuring the locket remains secured. The back of the locket has a nice brushed finish as well.

This is how she sent the locket to me, but the winner gets to customize the locket with dangling Swarovski© crystals (see the picture at the top of the review for an example) of their choice to make it personalized for them. After the end of the giveaway ends, Koryn will send a secure jump ring with crystals to the winner direct.

When purchasing this locket at The Taffy Box, the locket retails for $37.00 and can be customized on the front, the inside, as well as the finish on the back to your individual liking when you purchase. It is also available in yellow gold for an additional fee of $15.00 or in a smaller size as well.

Check out her two websites for a variety of products and purchase something for yourself or a loved one today. After all, it is Mother’s Day coming up! What a perfect gift handmade jewelry would be. If Mother’s Day isn’t enough of an incentive, perhaps the fact that a portion of all proceeds goes to an organization that provides early detection of breast cancer to uninsured and under insured women. What a great cause!

If you aren’t ready to purchase quite yet, Koryn is offering up this beautiful necklace as a giveaway to one of you lucky readers!

Main Entry – To be eligible to win the locket, you must go to Koryn's website and return here telling me what product you must have (other than the locket). That’s it. Leave that in a comment along with your email so I may contact you if you’re the winner.

Extra Entries – These entries are not mandatory, but are for those readers that wish to increase the chances of them winning the locket. You must do the Main Entry first before these extra entries to be eligible to win. Remember to leave a separate comment for any and all entries and to leave an email address so I can contact you.

1. Follow my blog publicly via Google Connect (over on the right side bar). You must follow publicly in order for this to count. Current followers just have to write that you already follow me. (2 entries, leave two separate comments for this one) Please let me know what email and name you are following under.

2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Please leave a URL where I can check that you tweeted. This can be done once a day to earn many extra entries. Leave a URL for every tweet please. Copy and paste the following tweet:
"Enter this #giveaway to #win a beautiful locket necklace from The Taffy Box over at @Inthknowgivawys http://bit.ly/cwtEG9"

3. Blog about this giveaway. Please leave a direct URL to the blog entry. (2 entries, leave two separate comments)

4. Join my blogfrog community and comment in the forum.

Giveaway is open to entrants in the U.S. only, and ends on May 4, 2010 at 11:59pm EST (hopefully in time for you to receive it by Mothers Day, May 9). A comment number will be drawn at random from random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. If I don't hear back, another winner will be selected.


I was provided with this product to review for my readers by the highlighted company and/or its PR agency in order to test the product first hand and to provide you with my personal opinion on it. I was not offered a free necklace, but I was offered a discount should I choose to purchase a locket in the future. The opinions I have provided are mine and mine alone. I am in no way required to write a positive review and my review was not influenced in any way by monetary means. Please investigate before any and all purchases as I am not liable nor responsible for any losses or damages you may incur. Please read my Terms of Use before entering this contest.

107 comments:

  1. Baby's First Silverware set is so cute!

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  2. Follow you on google friend connect.

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  3. I really like the sterling silver cuff bracelet!

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  4. I follow you

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  5. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway

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  6. Ohh I love the baby's first silverware set! Gorgeous!

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  7. I follow you via google connect!

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  8. I really like this!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/33059258/copper-silver-blessed-washer-pendant-nec

    my email is baseballwifelife@gmail.com

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  9. I love the silver Life Verse ring! I actually chose life verses for each of my daughters when I was pregnant, so it would be a neat gift for them when they're older.

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  10. Life is a Journey necklace (Ive been through so much...lost my mom to Lung Cancer @ 23; My sister to Breast cancer @ 26 & my father to Colon Cancer @ 29....this year I celebrate my 40th birthday, my 15th wedding anniversary, my oldest daughters 13th birthday...so many amazing celebrations, but to get here I had to "journey" through the heartache!

    Kim Booher
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  11. I like the Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Stacking Message Name Ring

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  12. I follow your blog

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  13. I am very familiar with Koryn's work and I have my eyes on her Charming Children Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet.

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  14. Oh, I love the stackable rings! I can't decide between that, or the single inital pendant necklace. This is only my first baby, so I don't really want anything with only his name- something where I can add in any future little ones I find absolutely charming :)

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  15. Wow her stuff is amazing! Thanks for posting this and introducing me to her. I went to her Etsy shop and I would LOVE to get the engraved guitar pick for my Dad! My DD fell in love with his guitar when we went to vist a couple of weeks ago. I think I may buy this for him for Father's Day (even though he is MY Dad and her Gpa).

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  16. Following you like the stalker I am (haha). I really would LOVE that locket!!

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  17. Oops, forgot to include my email on the previous two...dawnamspencer@comcast.net

    Blog: http://thechroniclesofahousewife.blogspot.com/

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  18. Following you on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/cashewmom

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  19. I blogged about it!
    http://thechroniclesofahousewife.blogspot.com/

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  20. Did I mention I blogged about it?
    http://thechroniclesofahousewife.blogspot.com/

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  21. I joined your blogfrog community - I hope you will become a friend of mine on there as well!

    Nice to have met you! I will try to remember to tweet the giveaway tomorrow as well!!

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  22. Beautiful!!! I love the locket, but the Life is a journey, not a Destination necklace runs a close second for me. I live my life as a journey since my 4th baby was born with Down syndrome. I'm a planner, but soon realized after her birth that detours in our life plans are to be enjoyed not worried over!

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  23. Love the Mother's Stacked Necklace!
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  24. I follow you on twitter & tweeted!
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  25. I follow you on twitter & tweeted!
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  26. I forget to leave my email address when I posted the #23 comment. I just wanted you to have- since I'm sure I'll win. haha

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  27. I like the Mothers Stacked three 3 disc necklace! So cute!
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  28. I follow your blog - mkedwards_68@yahoo.com

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  29. I love the Hand Stamped Hidden Blessings Sterling Silver Locket - Birthstones - Mommy Necklace. I want one!

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  30. im a follower! Invisible_Fairy_05@yahoo.com

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  31. i follow you on twitter! Invisible_Fairy_05@yahoo.com

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  32. i follow you on facebook Invisible_Fairy_05@yahoo.com

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  33. Good morning ! What a beautiful necklace! I visited her page and loved most everything on there but I have to say, the Three disc Mommy Pendant is my favorite.

    I follow you on twitter as well :) Sx3inSC :)

    And Rosemary is just EDIBLE! What a beauty. Love the pics of her sitting up.

    p.s. Thank you so very much for the awards too. I appreciate it and will pass them along :)

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  34. I love the 2-Disc Name Pendant Necklace!

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  35. I like the custom copper keychain.

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  36. Blogged here:

    http://embracingdestiny.blogspot.com/2010/04/ubp10-after-party.html

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  37. Blogged here:

    http://embracingdestiny.blogspot.com/2010/04/ubp10-after-party.html

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  38. I can only pick one??? *sigh* Ok, I am absolutely in love with the Family Tree pendant necklace. Also the Survivor necklace. :-) Koryn is my hero. :-)

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  39. I'm following you!

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  40. Not to mention stalking you. ;-)

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  41. I'm following you on Twitter.

    www.twitter.com/VisioneBella

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  42. *tweet tweet!* about the giveaway

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  43. Blogged about the giveaway!

    http://wp.me/pSv2X-1d

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  44. I also posted a blog yesterday ABOUT Koryn. I'd love for you to read it, and point your readers to it. It tells a little more about her story.

    http://visionebella.wordpress.com/

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  45. *ribbit* posted on one of your forum topics. :-) I hope you'll join my community too... once I get it figured out!!

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  46. I love the "Sing Ring"!!

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  47. I started following you right before reading this post! So yay, extra entry!

    following as "poison_ivy777"
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  48. I tweeted the giveaway! And already follow you on twitter!

    http://twitter.com/ivy_morrison7/status/12802610725

    migglegiggle@hotmail.com

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  49. My bad I didn't see the tweet line you gave for us to directly copy! Here is the REAL tweet!

    http://twitter.com/ivy_morrison7/status/12802731024

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  50. Joined your BlogFrog community and commented on the forum!

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  51. I like the 2-Stranded Mothers' Bracelet

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  52. I already follow!
    my3adorablekids@yahoo.com

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  53. I follow in twitter!
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  54. I like this one! http://www.etsy.com/listing/6481293/the-hannah-single-strand-mothers

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  55. http://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/12915990636

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  56. I like the Teal & White - Cervical Cancer bracelet
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  57. It's telling me that the Taffy Box shop is closed for now. :( I did look on her other website though and I love the cancer awareness bracelets. I'd love one in honor of my mom who is currently a survivor!

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  58. I love the Breast Cancer bracelet :)
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  59. I follow you :)
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  60. Single Stranded Mothers Bracelet

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  61. I follow your blog

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  62. I follow you on twitter

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  63. Hello
    I am @mgdezigns at twitter, follow you on twitter, following you here
    I love
    Stranded Mothers' Bracelet -

    the locket is breathtaking <3
    Thank You Koryn

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  64. I like the Cancer Awareness Bracelets.

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  65. I follow on twitter!
    my3adorablekids@yahoo.com

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  66. I follow your blog!
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  67. I follow on BF

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  68. The earrings are cute

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  69. My must have from her website is the cancer awareness bracelet for melanoma

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  70. I follow with GFC
    entry 1

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  71. I follow with GFC
    entry 2

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  72. I blogged - sugarplumtreasures.blogspot.com/2010/04/taffy-box-blessed-locket.html
    entry 1

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  73. I blogged - sugarplumtreasures.blogspot.com/2010/04/taffy-box-blessed-locket.html
    entry 2

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  74. I joined BlogFrog and commented

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  75. I follow on twitter. @VisioneBella

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  76. I follow with Google #1

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    http://www.visionebella.wordpress.com

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  77. I follow with Google #2

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    http://www.visionebella.wordpress.com

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  78. I blogged about the giveaway. #1

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    http://www.visionebella.wordpress.com/

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  79. I blogged about the giveaway. #2

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    http://www.visionebella.wordpress.com

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  80. I tweeted on Apr 24: http://twitter.com/VisioneBella/favorites

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  81. I tweeted on Apr 26: http://twitter.com/VisioneBella/favorites

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  82. I tweeted on May 1: http://twitter.com/VisioneBella/favorites

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  83. I follow you on BF and made a comment.

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  84. Oh yeah! And I want either her family tree necklace or the Survivor necklace. Great stuff!!

    misselphie {at} gmail {dot} com
    http://www.visionebella.wordpress.com

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  85. I love this necklace, but I also love the Cancer Awareness Jewelry Bracelet. What a perfect way to honor my Mother who has passed away and my Aunt who survived. Such a great idea that will mean a lot to many people.
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  86. Entry #1 I follow my blog publicly via Google Connect

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  87. Entry #2 I follow my blog publicly via Google Connect

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  88. I joined your blogfrog community & commented in forum
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  89. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/ncjeepster/statuses/13202798100

    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  90. I like the 3 stranded mother's bracelet.

    taryn@pictureitcreations.com

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  91. I'm a blogfrog follower....idk if posted to the forum right, but I'm a follower. :P

    taryn@pictureitcreations.com

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  92. I publicly follow you #1

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  93. I publicly follow you #2

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  94. I follow on twitter and tweeted for you!

    http://twitter.com/Justpictureit/status/13227671064

    taryn@pictureitcreations.com

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  95. I blogged too!

    http://pictureitcreations.blogspot.com/2010/05/you-know-i-love-personalized-jewelry.html

    taryn@pictureitcreations.com

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  96. Daily Tweet 5/2:
    http://twitter.com/ncjeepster/statuses/13271125399

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  97. I love the Single Stranded Mother's Bracelet

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  98. I'm a follower!

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  99. 2nd entry for being a current follower

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  101. Daily Tweet 5/3:
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  102. Tweeted on May 4: http://twitter.com/#favorites

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  103. Daily Tweet 5/4:
    http://twitter.com/ncjeepster/statuses/13374386363

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