The 23rd of any month is always a happy day here on the blog because it’s time for a GIVEAWAY! I love giveaway days because it gives me a chance to celebrate yet another milestone for Finding Plan A (five months, say what?), plus the opportunity to show my appreciation for all of my amazing followers! THANK YOU!

As always, one lucky follower will be the winner of a piece of jewelry from The Shine Project this month. Shine is one of my favorite organizations, and I’m so happy to continue sharing my love for it with you.

I got involved as an ambassador for The Shine Project almost a year ago.  You can read the whole story here, but essentially, Shine supports inner-city American students on track to be the first in their family to go to college by teaching them to make jewelry and offering them employment and mentorship.  Student employees at the Shine centers have the opportunity to work hard to earn money for their higher education, so the purchase of Shine products supports their academic goals.  A portion of the profits also goes toward a scholarship fund that benefits the Shine kids.  I absolutely love this organization– and I’m obsessed with the jewelry, too!  It’s easy-to-wear, affordable, trendy, and supports a really awesome cause.

In February, the giveaway prize is this GORGEOUS sapphire blue druzzy necklace. I’ve been seriously considering keeping it for myself, but I’ve decided to go with the old “sharing is caring” motto. How pretty is this piece?


All you have to do to enter to win this giveaway is to COMMENT on this post! As always, don’t forget to give your friends a shot at winning by sending them this link — I run a giveaway every month, so there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to win, and I’d love to get more eyes on this contest!

I’ll draw the winner randomly one week from today, Thursday 3/2. The winner will be announced right here on the blog. Good luck!