Sunday, August 28, 2011

Come On...You Know You Want One! ;)

Welcome to My Sweet Bean and Her Pod's FIRST GIVE AWAY!!!

  Way before we became a part of the DOC and won Karen's give away, we were HUGE FANS of Lauren's Hope.

  When Bean was dx'ed we knew that a medcial ID bracelet would be a must:  she would be going places and doing things where we wouldn't always be.
  I did some looking around here and there and found an inexpensive hot pink rubber with 'silver' tab clasp that could have "type one diabetes" engraved on the back bracelet and ordered it.  It was way too big, so we had to punch our own hole in it for it to fit Bean's little wrist.  It lasted a few months before it broke...both the clasp and the rubber band part.
  When I noticed that bracelet would be 'going' soon, I started looking some more.  I stumbled upon Lauren's Hope and fell in love!!  There were so many options...a MUST for a girly-girl almost seven year old.  And I loved that you could engrave more than one line of information on the back of the tag!  So nice to have her name, Type 1 Diabetes, and contact phone numbers all right there on her little wrist!  And I loved that I could order a size that would actually FIT Bean's wrist.
  Over a year later, Bean's first Lauren's Hope bracelet is still going strong!
  That brings us to Karen's give away that I won!!  Bean picked the Mood Bead bracelet.  It arrived during the first week of school, so we waited until that Saturday to give it to her....she so didn't need another distraction for her while getting used to the new routine...hello, a bracelet that changes color!!
  We gave it to her, she squealed and danced around, and she's been wearing it ever since!  She loves checking to see what 'mood' she's in and really loves the pink caduceus tag that I got to go with this bracelet...and loves the fact that she can clip her already existing bracelet to the new tag, too. (If she ever remembers she has that one!!)

  So, after we won the new bracelet, I was contacted by Lauren's Hope to see if I would like to host a give, YEAH!
  With the craziness that has been the past two weeks, I needed to wait...and now the wait is over!! :)

Here is some information about Lauren's Hope:

     When you or your child was diagnosed with diabetes, your life instantly changed forever. As your doctor explained medical procedures, medications, and other lifestyle adjustments, you may have been overwhelmed thinking about all the things that would have to change. One thing that your condition shouldn't affect, though, is your individualized sense of style! In the past, medical bracelets have been big, bulky, impersonal and unattractive - which meant a lot of people would opt not to wear them.

     That’s why Lauren’s Hope was founded - to create medical alert jewelry that people would actually want to wear. This inspiration for the business came from a family friend of the company’s founders.  As a teenager with diabetes, Lauren refused to wear medical ID jewelry because it was “ugly” and could “draw attention” to her illness. Lauren’s mother asked for a fashionable medical ID to keep her daughter safe, and the rest is history.

      Today, Lauren’s Hope is still dedicated to making beautifulmedical ID jewelry for people of all ages, with any condition, and with any sense of style! Whether you have a style-savvy teenager with diabetes or you feel self-conscious wearing your own chunky diabetes ID to a dinner party, we can help you find a fashionable alternative that will keep you safe. People with diabetes, severe food, drug, and insect allergies, heart conditions, asthma, autism, a visual or hearing impairment, epilepsy, or any chronic illness need to wear medical alert jewelry with that information engraved, as well as people who are on certain medications or are gastric bypass, lap band or organ transplant patients.

     In the event of an emergency, your medical ID will do more than just make you look good - it can also save your life.  Your medicalID bracelet should be custom engraved with a few important details so medical personnel will know how to treat you best. They will need to know your name, your medical condition(s), any allergies and important medications that you have, and emergency contact numbers.

Here are the bracelets you can choose from.
The winner gets one bracelet, custom engraving and shipping included!

Mood Bead Medical ID Bracelet
      This is the Mood Bead Medical ID Bracelet.  Don't like to keep your emotions all bottled up? Set them free with this psychedelic, color-changing mood bracelet! Featuring color changing mood beads surrounded by Swarovski crystals and sterling silver Bali beads, this medical ID bracelet will take you all the way back to the 70s. Attach your custom engraved medical ID tag to complete the look and show the world what you're feeling.  The lobster clasps attach to your custom engraved medical ID tag.  Slap on your medical ID bracelet and see what kind of mood you are in today!

Fiona Medical ID Bracelet
     This is the Fiona Medical ID Bracelet .  Everyone loves stylish simplicity - especially when it comes to medical ID jewelry. If you want a style that is elegant-yet-modest, you can't go wrong with this triple strand medical ID bracelet. This sophisticated design features black tubing and gray Swarovski crystals to create a look that is subtly stunning. Simply attach your custom engraved medical ID tag with our signature lobster clasps for instant, trouble-free elegance.

April Showers Medical ID Bracelet
     This is our AprilShowers Medical ID Bracelet. They say April showers bring May flowers.  Now you can have flowers anytime of the year.  This darling medical ID bracelet features 3 clay flower shaped beads (colors may vary), surrounded by delicate, colorful beads in pinks, greens and blues with stainless steel lobster clasps. This design will make it feel like springtime all year long!  Attach this sweet medical ID bracelet to your custom engraved medical ID tag and you'll be dancing in the rain!

Into The Dark Medical ID Bracelet
     This is the Intothe Dark Medical ID Bracelet.  Are you a fan of glow in the dark beads?  This unique medical ID bracelet features 2 lime green glowing beads.  The sides of the bracelet feature black tubing and you can attach this medical ID bracelet to your custom engraved medical ID tag with lobster clasps.

Undercover Medical ID Bracelet
     This is the Undercover Medical ID Bracelet.  If you are confident and strong, with a bit of an edge, this stainless steel medical ID bracelet is perfect for you.  The unique crisscross pattern and durable stainless steel are things you might not want to keep under wraps! This stylish bracelet can hold up to 3 lines of your important medical information. Combine safety with style when you snap on this medical ID bracelet.

Now for the important details...aka...HOW YOU CAN WIN!!

To Enter: (each one counts as one entry)
  1.  Leave a comment, with your first name, and the bracelet you would like.
  2.  Mention this giveaway on Facebook, and then here comment about it.
  3.  Tweet about this giveaway, and then here comment about it.
  4.  Post about this give away on your blog, and then comment here about it.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm Alaska Time Wednesday, August 31st.  The winner (chosen by will be posted Thursday, September 1st. (not promising when on Thursday, just that it will still be Thursday when I post the winner!!)


  1. Hi Denise! Those bracelets are so cute! Too bad Matthew is a boy! LOL

    But please enter me and should I win (ha! I never wim these!) give it to joanne's daughter, Elise, from death of a pancreas.

  2. I love these bracelets and Cara would love April Showers :)

  3. I still want one for ADAM!!! That glow in the dark one would be awesome. I can't get him to wear one...ugh. Maybe that would do the trick!

  4. Love all the stuff at Lauren's Hope!
    Bryce would really only wear the glow in the dark one (but I would love to win the mood one for his best D buddy.)

  5. I've wanted that mood one for at least a year!!!!

  6. They are SO adorable Denise! I know that Emma would absolutely LOVE the mood color changing one as well! :o) Amy

  7. Love these bracelets!! Count me in ;)
    Julie L

  8. LOVE the april showers one... and Elise really needs a new bracelet too. Crossing my fingers for a win (maybe if I throw it out there that Tuesday is my birthday???)

    And Tracy, you are just too sweet! If I don't win, I hope you do (see how I did that?)!

  9. those bracelets are great. i cannot tho, get R to wear the bracelet i already have for him. grrr.

  10. I love Lauren's Hope! What a great giveaway. Natalie would love the mood changing bracelet. :-) Nicole

  11. Undercover please!! Not sure if for J or hubby (T2) but none the less me likey!

    Ps: heart you :)

  12. We could use a new bracelet over here as well. I love Lauren's Hope but have never been able to afford one. Crossing my fingers for the April Showers bracelet!

  13. I think Jack might actually wear the "into the dark" bracelet if it will glow in the dark, I got him an awesome "cars" bracelet that he won't wear :( but this one looks thinner and maybe more comfortable ? I would love to try!

  14. Facebooked it!


  15. Great giveaway! The April showers one is beautiful and suits my gal Grace!

  16. i would love to have the mood alert bracelet for my daughter Madi! She was just diagnosed with type 1 only a month ago. She is a total girly girl. She would absolutely love it!!!! Thanks for taking the time to do the giveaway!!! :)

  17. Thanks for a great giveaway! We just got our 1st Lauren's Hope bracelet recently and we LOVE it! Charlotte would go crazy over the Mood bead bracelet too! Count us in!!!

  18. great information & looks, thanks for share. Medical alert bracelet is both fashion & safety.


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