Spending the Holidays with Pipsticks {Giveaway – CLOSED}

giveaway By November 13, 2015 51 Comments


This holiday season I’m trying to embrace real moments – in everything I do. That means letting the mess be part of the memory. It means taking the pressure off to be perfect. I know this idea has resonated with many of you. The more we give each other grace and let each other be imperfect, the more love and freedom {and fun!} we experience.

We had the absolute privilege of photographing Maureen Vazquez and her (real!) family for our holiday line. How adorable are they?! They just moved to our town {San Luis Obispo} and they are settling in as a family. They own their own {totally inspiring and amazing} business and they are busy with kiddos. This family shines with real love.


Maureen launched Pipsticks, a subscription sticker club, a year ago. She aims to inspire kids, crafters and sticker lovers – and, to help parents, grandparents and gift givers. Pipsticks sends a curated selection of stickers to its subscribers every month. Isn’t this awesome?!

As a mom, she really appreciates hands-on  projects for her kids. Pipsticks sticker packs arrive with loads of stickers as well as paper and postcard so that kids can use the pack completely unassisted. The whole pack, from packaging to sticker selection, is totally child-friendly – giving parents a chance to take a break (or just cook dinner in peace and quiet) once in a while.

Pipsticks is a GREAT present: new and different each month, inspires creativity, doesn’t add to an overcrowded toy chest, and is geared toward whatever your budget may be. Maureen has generously offered a 15% off code to our community! Through the holidays, use code ‘LISA15’ to save.


And now it’s giveaway time!

Who on your list would love a Pipsticks subscription? Tell us why you need more stickers in the comments for a chance to win a 3 month gift sticker subscription! Winners will be announced early next week! One entry per person. Woohoo!


Pipsticks is such a perfect Christmas gift! When you subscribe, don’t forget to use code LISA15 to save 15%!

 I hope you win a 3 month subscription! Leave a comment and tell us why you need more stickers!! Yay!


We have a WINNER! Lisa S.! We just sent you an email. Thanks all for participating!



How beauty once saved the world – passage ring giveaway !

giveaway, jewelry By March 18, 2015 451 Comments

I’m so excited! This ring has resonated with so many of you! Tell us your story for a chance to win the new passage ring! Read on for details.

The N E W passage ring is the perfect way to mark a special moment in life. It’s hand-molded, cast in either sterling silver or 10k gold and hand-set with stones. It’s perfect for layering and pretty enough to wear alone. I love it!

Okay, so now it’s YOUR turn! Here are the details to enter…

1. We want to hear YOUR story! Tell us what ‘rite of passage’ you’re celebrating in the comments.
It can be something small, like, taking a new dance class to something as big as getting married.

2. For extra entries, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and/or your blog. Hashtag the share with #lisaleonard
*Important* make sure to come back here and leave a separate comment for each share!

3. Two winners will be chosen next week, each will receive a sterling or gold passage ring.

4. I hope YOU win!

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WINNERS! We have two winners! Congrats Jessica Richey and Jordan K. I just emailed both of you with details. xoxo


winner, winner, what’s for dinner?!

giveaway By March 18, 2014 2 Comments

We’ve got winners to announce. Hooray!

For the Jord Wood Watch giveaway–the winner is  Vicki who’s favorite time of the day is JAMMIE TIME. Sounds SO GOOD to me!

Two lucky winners will receive Sue Donaldson’s ‘Come to My Table’ hospitality book and a ‘feed your soul’ necklace. Congratulations, Amanda Slade and Laura Leighninger.
The $75 gift card to Barn Owl Primitives goes to Reeve!
Congratulations winners!! I’ve emailed you already. Get back to me with your mailing addresses and we’ll send your prizes out right away! Yay!
And completely random, but to tie in with the title of the post. Tonight’s dinner? Enchiladas! What are you having for dinner?

Finding beauty in brokenness with giving meanings to simple things

blog friends, decorating, finding beauty, giveaway By March 13, 2014 261 Comments

Have I ever mentioned that I believe there is beauty in brokenness? Sigh. Things have been feeling a bit more broken around here lately–lots of doctor visits for David which means lots of driving and time away from the home/workshop. So I’m looking hard for bits of beauty and guess what?! I’m finding it.

Kristi, of Barn Owl Primitives created this AMAZING sign that speaks right to my heart. Does it speak to yours, too?

I love the chalkboard finish. She hand paints each one. Seriously beautiful!

I’ve got it hanging in our living room–along with that thrifted lamp that got spray painted {and the shade striped away} and a bike that my mom gave to Steve for his birthday {he loves to cycle}

Do you believe there is beauty to be found? Even in the every day muck and yuck of life? I find myself taking hot bathes, sipping creamy coffee, cozying up with a soft blanket, stealing snuggles and kisses and stopping to notice the flowers.

Kristi is giving one lucky reader a $75 gift card to her shop. Woohoo! Just leave us a comment and tell us one way you find beauty in the midst of the craziness of life. I hope you win!


let’s gather {hospitality and a giveaway!}

blog friends, giveaway By March 7, 2014 158 Comments

I love having people over to our home. Sharing a meal together is one of the easiest ways to deepen friendships and connect.

But having people over can be hard too! It’s easy to worry if my home isn’t tidy enough. And David can be tricky–he often grabs people’s drinks or knocks things off the counter.

Instead of avoiding hospitality, Steve and I have tried to jump and let it be imperfect. We have our community group over every Tuesday evening for dinner and to discuss Sunday’s sermon. Everyone pitches in with the meal and dessert. People sit in the dining room, kitchen and living room. It’s very casual. And it’s been a great way to grow closer as a group.

We also have an fairly ‘open door’ policy with our guest room. We love having people stay with us and we encourage them to use us as a landing place–and come and go as they want.

This book by Sue Moore Donaldson is FULL of amazing tips and insights for practical hospitality. Sue shares stories and gives an honest look at what it means to open your homes and your hearts to people. And she’ a real-life friend! So I can tell you from experience that she has a true heart for hospitality. Click here to read Sue’s blog!

TWO lucky winners will receive the book Come To My Table and a ‘feed your soul’ necklace from my workshop.

For a chance to win Sue’s book Come To My Table and a necklace, simple leave a comment below telling us one way someone has shown you hospitality.


what i wore and a GIVEAWAY!

giveaway, what i wore wednesday, what I'm wearing By November 27, 2013 64 Comments

Hey friends! It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration. You know I love a good, black dress, right? So when I saw this one at Target, I grabbed it. Make sure to read all the way to the bottom to see details for a big GIVEAWAY!

For the first look, I layered the dress with black tights and a wool sweater vest. So cozy and easy.

Oh I love this necklace! Go snag a tried and true necklace for you and a friend!

For the second look, I layered the dress with a pullover sweater and scarf.

And for the last look, I layered this blue coat over the dress. This coat really steals the show. The color is fabulous!

Outfit details: Dress, Target.{ I ordered a size medium} Tights, TJ Maxx. Booties, Sam & Libby for Target. Wool vest, Anthropologie. Maroon sweater, Stitch Fix. Scarf, brought back from England. Blue Coat, ever + mi crush. Tried and True necklace, My shop.

How about a GIVEAWAY? We’re giving away some of my very FAVORITE things!

One lucky winner will get $75 to my shop, $75 to ever + mi crush, the latest issue from Somerset Magazine and a custom Tried and True Necklace! Just share your favorite piece from my shop on Instragram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For each shout out, come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did so. You can also follow ever + mi crush on Facebook for an extra entry.

I hope YOU win.


big BIG giveaway!

blog friends, giveaway By November 14, 2013 108 Comments

Group Giveaway

With Christmas just over a month away, a group of us thought it would be fun to host a giveaway of some of our favorite things.

This giveaway is hosted by:

Jessica from The Mom Creative
Kristen from We are That Family
Kristen from Rage Against the Minivan
Lisa-Jo from Lisa-Jo Baker
Lisa from Lisa Leonard Designs
Maggie from Gussy Sews

Use the Rafflecopter below to win one of these six prizes:
    1. A Quinn infinity scarf from Krochet Kids. The scarf is handmade in Uganda. Krochet Kids creates sustainable economic development programs that support holistic growth of individuals and communities living in poverty.
    2. $50 gift certificate to Krafty Kash designs – jewelry with your favorite word featured from a vintage dictionary.
    3. $50 gift certificate to Lisa Leonard Designs, a company that creates hand-stamped jewelry and gifts
    4. $50 gift certificate to Gussy Sews, a handmade shop full of brightly colored ruffled and sassy accessories
    5. A beautiful scarf and leather wallet ($50 value) from fashionABLE, a non-profit organization supporting women in Africa
    6. $50 gift certificate to anything @ The Mercy Shop, a fair-trade marketplace for products (art, jewelry, inspiring accessories) made by residents at Mercy House Kenya

a Rafflecopter giveaway


winner, winner, chicken dinner!

giveaway By October 28, 2013 3 Comments

I’ve got winners to announce! We’ve had a few giveaways in the last couple weeks and the results are in. Read on!

The winner of a scarf, watch and $25 gift card to Antropologie from Now Yours goes to Becky Espinoza!

Kelli Samson is the winner of an area rug from Mohawk! Awesome!

Ali Holcomb and Pam Ballard won the paper & cloth gift sets. Congratulations.

Thank you all for your entries and sweet comments. I appreciate you!


make sure to come back! {paper & cloth giveaway}

giveaway By October 25, 2013 320 Comments

Eeek! I’m so excited about this giveaway! I’m drooling over all our new paper and cloth items–not literally, so don’t worry! The quality is fabulous and the sentiment is sweet. So fun! Read on…

TWO lucky winners will receive our brand new ‘set sail’ canvas bag {adorable!}, An 11×14 poster, an 8×10 poster and 8 cards. Wow!

To enter, leave a comment and let me know which item from our new paper & cloth collection is your favorite.

Facebook, Pin, Instagram, Tweet and blog about the giveaway for extra entries. Use hashtag #lisaleonarddotcom

Make sure to come back here and leave a comment for each entry!

We’ll be announcing the winners for this and yesterday’s giveaway in a few days! Good luck!!