Happy day-after-Thanksgiving, friends! I hope you woke up today feeling thankful and rested (and also fully digested so you can dive into some leftovers).

For some of you, I’m sure today means some serious deal hunting and aggressive line-waiting. Even on a “normal” day, I’m not a huge shopper, so Black Friday has most definitely never been my thing — but if you’re tough enough to handle a day of elbow-throwing and bad-moods-fueled-on-too-much-turkey, then more power to you (seriously). You’re a stronger person than I am, and you’ll be rewarded with better prices than I’ll ever get on pretty much anything.

It just so happens to be GIVEAWAY DAY over here today, though, which means that if you’re like me and avoid the Black Friday madness, you can get yourself a chance to snatch up something super fun from the comfort of your own home — and it’s totally free, which makes it the best possible price. Take that, Target! (I didn’t mean it, Target. I actually love you very much.)

It’s been a while since I shared a prize from our friends over at The Shine Project, and since this is a company that has been giving me the coziest feels ever since I first stumbled upon it about two years ago, it seems like the perfect Thanksgiving week giveaway. For those who don’t know, this is one of my favorite companies — and it happens to also double as an amazing cause. I got involved as an ambassador for Shine last spring. 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 honor of the official kick-off to the holiday season, I’m giving away TWO (yes, two) bracelets from The Shine Project — a white druzzy and a feather charm. Both are on gold chains and would look great paired or worn separately. The white druzzy piece will look great with absolutely anything, and the feather bracelet has been one of my very favorites for more than a year. I’m really excited about this one, friends!




All you have to do to enter to win this giveaway is to COMMENT on this post! As always, I’d love to see you share this link with friends so that more people have a chance to win (and to check out the blog!). I run a giveaway every month, so you can count on another opportunity to win something else very soon.

I’ll draw the winner randomly one week from today, Friday 12/1. The winner will be announced right here on the blog. Good luck!

(Unfortunately, you’re not eligible to win this contest if you live outside of North America, due to shipping concerns. I’m sorry about that!)