Sponsor Love + Giveaway – In Honor of Design

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I am sure you are all already followers of the fabulous In Honor Of Design blog (I mean, if you aren’t you really are missing out)…  but did you know IHOD has a few shops too?  There’s an accessory shop, a wedding shop, and a Little Miss/Ladies hair/accessory shop too!  Anna’s talent seriously expands sooo far!  I ordered one of the knit hats she sells in her shop for a baby shower present and the mama-to-be was so happy to receive it!  And I can attest that the quality of her products and packaging were impeccable!  She’s great with design, makes the prettiest things, and to top it all off, she is a mama of one (soon to be two) and an ABSOLUTE SWEETHEART!  I am so honored to have her as a sponsor and couldn’t wait to share her beauty with you all, not to mention, there’s a giveaway to honor of her shop being open for ONE YEAR! πŸ™‚ But first, let’s get to know her a little bit better…


1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a mother of an adorable little boy with one on the way! When I have time (usually during nap time:D), I work as a graphic designer and accessory designer. I feel so blessed to be able to do something I really love, and have the opportunity to work from home at the same time.

2) How did you get into making accessories?
I had a whim one weekend to sign up for a craft fair and see if I could swing it. It was a successful and such a fun experience. One week later, I started my etsy shop, and have been running ever since. I have loved being able to design and create accessories for Little Misses and Ladies:)

3) What is your favorite thing about blogging?
It has been such a great creative outlet for me. My blog is my space to share all those inspirational and creative finds I come across as a designer. What I didn’t expect is the community of people I would meet! I have loved getting to know fellow bloggers!

4) Have any advice for new shop owners?
Polish your brand! Make sure everything that comes from your business has a consistent look and feel. It really helps as a consumer to get a professional and attractive experience of your shop. You only have a few moments to catch someone’s attention. I probably re-designed my brand three times in one year until I finally achieved a look that reflected my business.
Good photography is probably the most important aspect of selling a product. There are so many cool resources (etsy being one of them) out there for achieving great photos using a simple digital!

5) What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Well considering ice cream is my favorite dessert, it is hard to pick a favorite! Nutella, Pomegranate, and Frozen Custard Vanilla:)


Anna is sooo sweet!  She is offering ONE OF YOU READERS any item of your choice from her shop!  How cool is that?

To Enter:

1. Leave a comment with your favorite item from her shop!

2. Spread the word via blog, facebook, twitter (make sure to include @inhonorofdesign and @sandyalamode in your tweet) and leave a comment with the link!

Feel free to use this tweet:

I just entered a GIVEAWAY to win the @inhonorofdesign accessory of my choice on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/c54Nnr

This giveaway is open internationally and will end on Tuesday, November 9 at 5PM CST.  Good luck!!

Entries for this giveaway have been closed!  Thanks all!


  1. November 3, 2010 / 12:16 am

    all of it!!! πŸ˜‰
    if i had to choose, id love the send me a love note charm necklace. its beautiful and simple.

    great giveaway, ladies!!!

  2. November 3, 2010 / 12:16 am


  3. November 3, 2010 / 12:22 am

    under lock & key necklace. πŸ™‚

  4. November 3, 2010 / 12:28 am

    I love the silver lining necklace. It would look so beautiful on my cousin, I would love to give it to her for Christmas!

  5. jennifer young
    November 3, 2010 / 12:39 am

    hooray for anna! love her and her work! thanks for a chance to win sandy!

  6. November 3, 2010 / 12:39 am

    tweeted πŸ™‚

  7. November 3, 2010 / 1:21 am

    so hard to choose.. but i think im liking the modern eyelet necklace!

  8. November 3, 2010 / 1:45 am

    Oh wow, adorable shop! I think I’d have to say the nautical knot headband is one of my favorites!

  9. November 3, 2010 / 4:02 am

    I love the Modern Eyelet necklace, that is a fantastic piece!

  10. November 3, 2010 / 6:25 am

    She seems so lovely! And her items are soooo pretty!!

    I love the black and white beauty Beaded rosette headband! Gorgeous1

  11. November 3, 2010 / 6:40 am

    I love the lush and lovely shoe clips! They’re so pretty!

  12. November 3, 2010 / 7:32 am

    The Modern Circles earrings are my favorite, but I also really like the Nautical Knot headband. Great shop!

  13. November 3, 2010 / 7:46 am

    Oh my, how am I ever going to choose?!?

    I really like the Under Lock and Key necklace, and the Send Me a Love Note necklace – so sweet!

  14. November 3, 2010 / 7:51 am

    Fantastic interview with Anna, Sandy. I love the turquoise and silver statement necklace in her shop. She has so many beautiful things in there.

  15. November 3, 2010 / 8:28 am

    I LOVE ANNA and IHOD! <333

    Fav item from shop is the Cabochon Cocktail Ring πŸ™‚

  16. November 3, 2010 / 8:43 am

    There are so many pretties, but I think the under the lock & key necklace is my favorite! Send me a Love note comes is a close second!

  17. November 3, 2010 / 8:47 am

    Just tweeted πŸ™‚

  18. November 3, 2010 / 8:53 am

    Beautiful interview!!! and I just adore her shoppe!!!!
    My favorite item is the icing trim pearl beaded bridal headband!!
    It is so enchanting and ethereal!!!

  19. November 3, 2010 / 9:28 am

    These are gorgeous! My pick would be the Lock and Key necklace — so sweet! Congrats to Anna for everything πŸ™‚

  20. November 3, 2010 / 9:45 am

    Her things are beautiful! I’m torn between the Lock & Key Necklace & the Modern Eyelet Necklace, though I think I prefer the latter, just because it’s not something I’ve seen anywhere else before. I love the shapes & how delicate it is!

  21. fawn
    November 3, 2010 / 10:00 am

    What a beautiful shop! I am crazy about the Bride to Be Rhinestone headband. Lovely.

  22. November 3, 2010 / 10:05 am

    Her stuff is lovely & I especially adore the raindrops necklace! Love the interview too πŸ™‚ (Btw, I’m a new follower! :))

  23. November 3, 2010 / 10:19 am

    absolutely love Send Me a Love Note – Charmed Necklace

    beautiful shop πŸ™‚

  24. November 3, 2010 / 10:20 am

    tweeted by @bbgoad

  25. November 3, 2010 / 10:54 am

    oh I LOVE Anna!!! I have always loved the Craving Coral Bracelet

  26. November 3, 2010 / 10:59 am

    I love the send me a love note necklace! so pretty πŸ™‚

  27. November 3, 2010 / 11:11 am

    It’s all beautiful…Love the Under Lock and Key Necklace…or the Bride to Be – Rhinestone and Champagne Beaded Headband! All gorgeous!

  28. November 3, 2010 / 11:19 am

    love the lock and key necklace!

  29. November 3, 2010 / 11:20 am

    tweeted! love ihod!

  30. November 3, 2010 / 11:22 am

    Hi! I am a BIG FAN of IHOD! I have been eyeing that Bride to Be – Rhinestone and Champagne Beaded Headband!

  31. November 3, 2010 / 11:23 am

    I adore Anna and everything in her shop! I think I’m leaning towards the eyelet necklace. It’s so unique!

  32. November 3, 2010 / 11:29 am

    LOVE the necklace! It is so feminine. I wear a lot of gray so it will go with EVERYTHING πŸ™‚ Ooooh, I hope I win!

  33. November 3, 2010 / 11:32 am

    I LOOOOVE the modern eyelet earrings! So chic and simple at the same time!

  34. November 3, 2010 / 11:32 am

    I love the modern eyelet necklace!

  35. November 3, 2010 / 11:33 am

    Beautiful giveaway! Wow — she is so talented!

    I have to say that the nautical headband is my favorite πŸ™‚


  36. November 3, 2010 / 11:36 am

    I love the Pretty Pair necklace. Her photos are amazing!

  37. November 3, 2010 / 11:44 am

    Love the ‘send me a love note’ necklace!

  38. Kristin
    November 3, 2010 / 11:48 am

    I love, love, love the modern circular tiered earrings!

  39. November 3, 2010 / 12:11 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your super sweet comments:)…how cool that you used to live in Michigan…..its FREEZING here today….time for Winter coats, for sure!!!

    LOVE LOVE the rosette headband..the store is fabulous:)

    Stop By and Say Helloβ™₯
    Statements in Fashion Blogβ™₯

  40. November 3, 2010 / 12:12 pm

    Oh, i love this!! πŸ™‚

  41. Lori Baer
    November 3, 2010 / 12:15 pm

    I totally love the Bride to Be – Rhinestone and Champagne Beaded Headband. It looks very 20’s vintage-y! Congrats on the first anniversary.

  42. November 3, 2010 / 12:16 pm

    I really like the Sweet Soiree Satin Corsage Clip — I would definitely wear it!

    What a lovely Givaway!

  43. November 3, 2010 / 12:27 pm

    Hi Sandy, Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would love to win something from this amazing shop! Have a great day!


  44. November 3, 2010 / 12:44 pm

    Yay to such a sweet giveaway! I tweeted about it πŸ™‚

  45. chelsea
    November 3, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    rhinestone and champagne headband spikernub at hotmail

  46. chelsea
    November 3, 2010 / 1:14 pm

    tweeted @papercakes

  47. November 3, 2010 / 1:41 pm

    I’m a new follower! I love the Leopard Print Satin Trim Headband! So cute!

  48. November 3, 2010 / 1:42 pm

    I love the Silver Lining Raindrops Necklace! Very pretty!

  49. November 3, 2010 / 1:48 pm

    I thought it was going to be the Lush and Lovely Shoe Clips … but those Modern Circles – Eyelet Earrings are so pretty! [my weakness *is* earrings, after all]

  50. November 3, 2010 / 1:51 pm

    LOVE ANNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love everything but I have been eyeing one of her necklaces! The satin and frill is super cute! and I’m a follower of her awesome blog!

  51. shelley
    November 3, 2010 / 2:40 pm

    I like the perfectly poppy hair pins!

  52. shelley
    November 3, 2010 / 2:42 pm

    I tweeted (@shelltonbelle)

  53. November 3, 2010 / 2:44 pm

    pretty! my favorite item from her shop has to be the Sweet Soiree Satin Corsage clip!

  54. November 3, 2010 / 2:44 pm

    My heart is breaking for that “So Dear to my Heart” necklace… so precious!


  55. Kim Rowland
    November 3, 2010 / 2:57 pm

    Love the turquoise and silver statement necklace

  56. November 3, 2010 / 3:33 pm

    oh i just love the under a lock and key necklace:)
    regina_dixon763 **AT**YAHOO**DOT**COM

  57. November 3, 2010 / 3:37 pm

    oohhh la la! love it! i would definitely enjoy the raindrop necklace! πŸ™‚

  58. November 3, 2010 / 3:37 pm

    Oooo another giveaway! I love your blog, and I am excited to read more! My favorite item from the shop is Poised and Proud – Modern Circles Headband! So freaking cute

  59. November 3, 2010 / 3:40 pm

    …I also tweeted! I don’t know how to get a link to it on the new Twitter but my username is @Kmercado988

  60. November 3, 2010 / 3:45 pm

    Lots of giveaways from this designer going on! Her shop is wonderful, so I love it!! My favorite items are the Under Lock and Key Necklace and the Send Me a Love Note Charmed Necklace.

    P.S. Thanks for the sweet blog comment! I am a fan of yours as well and I now follow you πŸ™‚

  61. November 3, 2010 / 3:57 pm

    Hi! my favourite item is Modern Eyelet Necklace, it’s so pretty!
    and the rings and headbands are also lovely!


  62. November 3, 2010 / 3:59 pm

    Oh, I love Anna & her son is such a cutie pie! So hard to pick a favorite item… those shoe clips are pretty cute! xo

  63. November 3, 2010 / 4:41 pm

    I love Lush and Lovely Shoe Clips – Set of Two

    so pretty πŸ˜‰

  64. November 3, 2010 / 4:43 pm

    The grey satin and frill statement necklace is soooooooo gorgeous!

  65. Haven
    November 3, 2010 / 4:46 pm

    I like the under lock and key necklace.

  66. emily
    November 3, 2010 / 4:48 pm

    the window scene necklace is gorgeous! =)

  67. November 3, 2010 / 5:04 pm

    Love your shop! so nice to learn something about you and your passion for making jewelry.
    My favorite item from your shop is The Silver Lining Raindrops Necklace.


  68. November 3, 2010 / 5:21 pm

    sounds like fun, i will try.

    thanks for dropping by my blog πŸ˜€

  69. November 3, 2010 / 5:48 pm

    Cute items! Love the nautical knot head band πŸ™‚

  70. November 3, 2010 / 6:07 pm

    woohoo another giveaway! i love the black/white rosette headband. great interview!

  71. November 3, 2010 / 6:18 pm

    LOVE the silver lining necklace… and her prices are so reasonable! :]

  72. November 3, 2010 / 6:24 pm

    Favorite: Filigree Leaf Earrings

  73. November 3, 2010 / 6:42 pm

    love the poppy hair pins.They are lovely.

  74. steph
    November 3, 2010 / 6:47 pm

    Ooh! I would love to have the Sweet Soiree Satin Corsage Clip – would have to decide between ivory (for me) or a bunch of ones in navy for you know what that’s happening next year…

  75. November 3, 2010 / 7:18 pm

    ooo! the headbands are gorgeous! loving the black/white beaded rosette headband.

  76. November 3, 2010 / 9:04 pm

    I am officially obsessed with the The Silver Lining Raindrops Necklace!

  77. jc
    November 3, 2010 / 10:56 pm

    Definitely a follower of Anna’s awesome blog! Her Modern Circles Eyelet Earrings are really very trendy, absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  78. November 4, 2010 / 8:03 am

    I love the perfectly poppy hair pins!

  79. November 4, 2010 / 8:47 am

    Hard to choose, so many cute things…the lock and key necklace is adorable…great advice/interview too!

  80. November 4, 2010 / 8:55 am

    I love the modern eyelet earrings!

  81. November 4, 2010 / 9:05 am

    I love the turquoise and silver statement necklace! Those are actually my wedding colors next spring πŸ™‚

  82. November 4, 2010 / 9:52 am

    It’s a tie for me between the nautical knot headband and the golden nautical knot bracelet. So simple and elegant!

  83. November 4, 2010 / 1:06 pm

    her lock and key necklace is so charming! also adore the nautical knot headband and the eyelet necklace + earrings!

  84. Paula
    November 4, 2010 / 1:14 pm

    I love love love the Serenity – window scene necklace!

  85. November 4, 2010 / 1:19 pm

    woww.. sooo magical!! ahh, i love your blog sandy. all the best stuff is riiight here.

    those lush and lovely shoe clips are perfect!

  86. Sharon
    November 4, 2010 / 7:41 pm

    I love the Rhinestone and Champagne Beaded Headband – bold enough with the bling but not so much as to overpower!

  87. November 5, 2010 / 1:25 am

    Uuuuh, hard to choose… Although I’m not getting married any soon, I think my fave is
    Bride to Be – Rhinestone and Champagne Beaded Headband
    So delicate and pretty!…

  88. November 5, 2010 / 7:15 am

    I tweeted πŸ™‚

  89. November 5, 2010 / 7:33 am

    I love the whimsical fairy tale headband!! πŸ™‚

  90. November 5, 2010 / 7:33 am


  91. Ashley
    November 5, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    I love the Pretty Pair necklace! So pretty!

  92. Sammy
    November 5, 2010 / 2:17 pm

    My favorite item from her shop is the Craving Coral Bracelet.

  93. Julie B
    November 5, 2010 / 4:04 pm

    I love the Lush and Lovely shoe clips, I can’t choose between the taupe and gray, they are so beautiful.

  94. Liza
    November 5, 2010 / 4:06 pm

    Such beautiful treats! My choice would be the Serenity window scene necklace.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  95. November 5, 2010 / 4:31 pm

    Love the Poppy hair pins. Thanks so much!

  96. Cherie
    November 5, 2010 / 4:40 pm

    The Send Me a Love Note necklace is adorable!!! I love it!

  97. November 5, 2010 / 5:06 pm

    I love the modern eyelet earrings!

  98. Brooke Varner
    November 5, 2010 / 5:08 pm

    I like the Modern Eyelet Earrings!

  99. Marija
    November 5, 2010 / 10:45 pm

    I love the golden rope nautical bracelet!

  100. Sandy
    November 5, 2010 / 11:04 pm

    Send me a love note is my favorite!

  101. Julia
    November 6, 2010 / 12:51 am

    I love the Special Occasion Cream Bloom Clip.

  102. Irda Wandira
    November 6, 2010 / 5:11 am

    I had a hard time choosing, but my choice will be Sweet Soiree Satin Corsage Clip. the Navy one will be great !

    thanks for the give away


  103. November 6, 2010 / 6:00 am

    Hi. I’m a blog follower via gfc as khrista porcadilla.
    My favorite items from her shop are the Under Lock and Key and Peaceful Pendant Necklaces.

    (Dont know if my first entry got through, sorry)

  104. Carmilla
    November 6, 2010 / 9:19 am

    I love the Under Lock and Key Necklace
    please enter me


  105. November 6, 2010 / 7:11 pm

    I’m really loving all of these giveaways! And I’m bound to win one, right? hehe. πŸ™‚

    Okay, pick one favourite item from her store? AH. This is hard. I kind of want EVERYTHING.

    The Sweet Soiree Satin Corsage Clip is beautiful, but so are the Modern Circular Tiered Earrings… and the Under Lock and Key Necklace… and, well, everything. ahha!

  106. November 6, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    Tweeeeeeeeeeted! πŸ™‚

  107. November 6, 2010 / 8:20 pm

    Black and White Beauty Beaded Rosette Headband is divine.

  108. November 7, 2010 / 11:38 am

    I love her shop!! I love the leaf necklace. It’s just too cute for autumn.

  109. Mona Odegard
    November 8, 2010 / 11:44 am

    I like both the Peaceful Pendant Necklace and the Modern Circular earrings.

  110. November 8, 2010 / 1:48 pm

    My favourite piece is the Icing Trim Pearl Beaded Bridal Headband! It’s lovely!


  111. mrs.marcus
    November 8, 2010 / 8:06 pm

    I like the turquoise and silver statement necklace. Great prices too!

  112. November 8, 2010 / 11:27 pm

    I love the peaceful pendant necklace!

  113. Meagan
    November 9, 2010 / 5:46 am

    I really like the lock and key necklace! It is super cute!

  114. November 9, 2010 / 6:54 pm

    Great giveaway and blog!! Glad I stumbled across it πŸ™‚

    My fav item is Champagne and Feathers – Corsage/Clip (although they are all pretty awesome!).