Sarah's Real Life
11. 12. 2012

I am peeing my polka dot pants with excitement to announce the very first giveaway on Sarah’s Real Life! And then I’m peeing a little extra because this giveaway is thanks to a good friend of mine, Hillary, and her adorable vintage shop, Gems and Jam. In addition to selling unique vintage jewelry, she also sells local (to Chicago) artwork, jams from a small business in Michigan, and other fun stuff. Basically, all your holiday shopping is going to be done in about 10 minutes.

This giveaway will be open through Nov. 21 (the day before Thanksgiving), and the winner will be announced on Black Friday! But don’t worry…Even if you don’t win, Hillary is being extra generous and will also give us all a super special 30% off code! It’s like we’re all winners (even me).

Now on to the important stuff…

Q: What can I win? // A: $20 off any order of jewelry, accessories, and housewares from Gems and Jam!

Q: How do I enter? // A: Like this:

  1. Follow Sarah’s Real Life on Bloglovin’ (if you’re really against signing up for Bloglovin’ for some reason, I’ll settle for a “Like” on Facebook)
  2. Go to, look around, then come back here and leave me a comment telling me your favorite item(s). Voila, you’ve entered!
  3. Bonus entry: Follow the Gems and Jam blog on Bloglovin’ or “like” on Facebook, then leave an additional comment telling me that you did so.
  4. Bonus bonus entry: Tweet about this giveaway so your friends can enter too! Be sure to include the link (the Twitter share button below will help). Again, just leave me an additional comment.

Please note: This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, as Gems and Jam currently does not ship internationally.

23 responses to “Do You Like Free Stuff? Good.”

  1. I already follow you on blog lovin’ AND facebook! And I adore the rosette necklace.

  2. And I’m now following gems and jam on bloglovin.

  3. pam says:

    i follow on bloglovin. i like the carolina scarf.

  4. Woohoo!! That’s so exciting!! They have such cute stuff! I love the gigi scarf:)

  5. Jennifer Patota says:

    Um amazing! I follow you on bloglovin and would kill for the houndstooth earrings!

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Jennifer P

  6. Jennifer Patota says:

    And I follow Gem & Jams on Bloglovin too! Thanks again!

  7. Love that butterfly scarf. I am constantly digging through the scarf box at vintage stores. I appreciate that they did that for me.

  8. Jamie says:

    I’m following on Bloglovin’!
    I love all the glassware, especially the ice cream sundae dishes!


  9. Michelle Pickett says:

    I really like the blue floral apron! I follow you on bloglovin and fb.

  10. Michelle Pickett says:

    I am following gems and jams on fb!

  11. Nathalie says:

    I’m already following you on Bloglovin, I followed Gems and Jam on Bloglovin’, and I liked both Facebook pages. Purple Prism is my favorite earring! So cute!

    Really hope I win! I have yet to win a giveaway, but I enter them like crazy!

    • Thanks for entering, Nathalie! Since you followed Gems and Jam, you’re entitled to a bonus entry, so I’m going to count *this* comment as your bonus entry. (I will use a random number generator to choose the winner, and then just count down the list of comments, so I want to give you every opportunity you deserve to win your first giveaway!…haha.)

  12. Hi there! I liked Sarah’s Real Life & Gems and Jam on Facebook! I adore the Yes Madame necklace :-) Super cute shop!

  13. Thanks for the great giveaway Sarah! I’m following you here and on bloglovin! I followed Gems and Jams on bloglovin too. I love the “at the ball” earrings, too cute. I hope I win!!!! Make it happen. xo

  14. Carrie says:

    I follow you on bloglovin and my favorite item is the Yes Madame necklace. :)

  15. Laura Patterson says:

    I follow you on facebook. My favorite item on Gems and Jams (what a cute site) is the turqouise color brooch and earrings that are coming soon. Can’t wait.

  16. Cindy says:

    I like the New York Matinee necklace!

  17. Rebecca says:

    I already follow you on Bloglovin’ and added Facebook. Gems and Jams has some super-cute stuff but I liked the Enchanted necklace the best.

  18. Rebecca says:

    Next, /i “liked” Gems and Jams on Facebook.

  19. Rebecca says:

    Just to prove how well I follow directions, I am pasting the link to my Tweet about your fab giveaway.

  20. Hi ladies! I love that you’re pairing up for the giveaway! Sarah, since you’re a fashion blogger, I’ll mention my favorite fashion item along with my favorite overall. I love the pink earrings and necklace set – perfect to wear while hosting a festa. I am also in love with the Christmas dishes – those shoul’ve been at my wedding!