Sponsor Love + Giveaway – Along For The Ride

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I’m so excited to share this fab shop with you today because of so many reasons.  Laura makes stinking adorable accessories, she lives in Missouri (woot!), her blog is full of fun outfits, tutorials, giveaways, AND IT’S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY!  What a fun day!  πŸ™‚  And, she’s pretty much a doll, so if you don’t already follow her, you really should!  Let’s get to know the birthday girl a little bit better, why don’t we?

{MEET LAURA}

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you decided to open up shop?
I’m married to my handsome hubby Kyle and we have a sweet kitty cat named Jupiter. I am a hall coordinator and I love every minute of my job! I live and work in a residence hall supervising my RA staff and helping to educate approximately 400 students. Let’s just say that it’s never boring! When I’m not working my full time job, I’m working on my shop, Along for the Ride. I feature handmade jewelry and accessories. I have always loved to make pretty things, but I can only wear so much! I started my shop so I could share my passion with others.

2) Happy Birthday (Yes, friends, it’s Laura’s birthday today)! What was your most favorite birthday present ever?
For my 21st birthday, my mom wrapped up 21 individual presents and I had to open them one day at a time. It was so sweet and a special way to celebration a special milestone.

3) What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
My favorite thing about blogging is meeting wonderful women, sharing a part of my heart, and spreading the love of Jesus

4) What’s your favorite cupcake flavor?
I don’t usually eat cupcakes (which definitely needs to change this year!). Plain old chocolate is perfect for me.

{GIVEAWAY}

Laura is giving away $15 credit to her shop!

That’s like a rosette pendant necklace, hairpin and earrings, or many more combos!

To enter:

You must be a Google Friend Connect follower of Sandy a la Mode

1. Visit Along for the Ride shop and leave a comment with your favorite item!

For additional entries, leave a separate comment for each action.
2. Be a Google Friend Connect follower of Along for the Ride
3. Follow @sandyalamode and @aftr_laura on Twitter
4. Like Along for the Ride on Facebook and comment on the wall saying I sent you there
5. Blog, facebook, or tweet about this giveaway (make sure to include @sandyalamode and @aftr_laura in your tweet) and include the link (one entry each)

Feel free to use this tweet:
I just entered a #GIVEAWAY for $15 credit to @aftr_laura’s cute accessory and jewelry shop on @sandyalamode! http://bit.ly/eBXZPT

This giveaway is open to US and Canada only and closes on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 12PM CST.  Good luck!

Don’t want to wait?  Take 20% off your order with code SANDY20!

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167 Comments

  1. March 16, 2011 / 1:04 am

    I LOVE those hairpins!! Perfect with a floral dress for spring.

    The Cheeky Cafe

    P.S. Tomorrow is the last day to enter my tote giveaway

  2. TatiAbaurre
    March 16, 2011 / 1:39 am

    I love the Mum Earrings in Raspberry!!!! So precious πŸ™‚
    GFC: TatiAbaurre (Sandy a la Mode & Along for the Ride)
    Twitter: @TatiAbaurre (@sandyalamode and @aftr_laura)

    Thankss

  3. Mary
    March 16, 2011 / 2:44 am

    I love her Rosette Bobbies

  4. March 16, 2011 / 2:59 am

    My favorite are the adorable yellow rosette earrings! – So cute!

    xoxo
    Jenna

  5. March 16, 2011 / 3:03 am

    I “like” Along for the ride on FB – and left her a comment saying that I found her via Sandy A La Mode πŸ™‚

    xoxo
    Jenna

  6. March 16, 2011 / 4:48 am

    I LOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEE Laura’s store. I seriously want like everything in the store. My favorite are the raspberry mum earrings. But I love everything mum in the store. πŸ™‚

  7. March 16, 2011 / 4:49 am

    I follow both ladies on Twitter πŸ™‚ (how I heard about this amazing giveaway)

  8. March 16, 2011 / 6:12 am

    I love the Sable cluster necklace πŸ™‚

  9. March 16, 2011 / 6:12 am

    I am a follower of along for the ride! πŸ˜‰

  10. March 16, 2011 / 6:14 am

    I liked along for the ride on facebook!

  11. March 16, 2011 / 6:35 am

    I like the triple rosette barrette! I’ve been looking at it for a while.

  12. March 16, 2011 / 6:36 am

    I am a follower of along for the ride

  13. March 16, 2011 / 6:36 am

    Following you both on twitter

    @SomerKnits

  14. March 16, 2011 / 6:37 am

    Tweeted!!

    @SomerKnits

  15. March 16, 2011 / 7:35 am

    I love the mum earrings in raspberry!

  16. March 16, 2011 / 7:36 am

    I’m following both of you on twitter (flpflpsncmbtbts)

  17. March 16, 2011 / 7:37 am

    “liked” and commented on facebook!

  18. March 16, 2011 / 8:00 am

    i am a follower and i love laura’s roseet necklaces.

  19. March 16, 2011 / 8:01 am

    i follow along for the ride.

  20. March 16, 2011 / 8:24 am

    OH cute stuff! right up my alley! I especially love the mum hair clips and earrings (all of them!)

  21. March 16, 2011 / 8:37 am

    Love the flowers in the hair!

  22. March 16, 2011 / 8:44 am

    It is sooo hard to choose what to love the most in her shop, the double rosette clips are adorable!

  23. March 16, 2011 / 8:44 am

    I follow along for the ride’s blog

  24. March 16, 2011 / 8:45 am

    facebooked it!

  25. March 16, 2011 / 9:04 am

    I LOVE the yellow mum earrings! I hope I win!

  26. March 16, 2011 / 9:15 am

    I follow you, of course! My fav item is the Cluster Necklace in Mint.

  27. March 16, 2011 / 9:15 am

    Following on Twitter!

  28. March 16, 2011 / 9:16 am

    I love the mum earrings in peach! πŸ™‚

  29. March 16, 2011 / 9:18 am

    I follow along for the ride

  30. March 16, 2011 / 9:18 am

    I follow you on twitter (@poppielane)

  31. March 16, 2011 / 9:19 am

    I follow along for the ride on twitter now too!

  32. March 16, 2011 / 9:19 am

    I like her fb page and left a comment on the wall (I’m Lauren Casper) πŸ™‚

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. March 16, 2011 / 9:36 am

    I love the triple rosette barrette in royal blue!

    *kate

  34. March 16, 2011 / 9:37 am

    and I follow you both on twitter!

    Love the interview & giveaway Sandy!

    *kate

  35. March 16, 2011 / 9:37 am

    I follow your blog via GFC
    and I looooove her bias tape earrings!!
    xo

  36. March 16, 2011 / 9:38 am

    I follow along for the ride via GFC!!
    xo

  37. March 16, 2011 / 9:39 am

    I follow you both o n twitter!
    xo

  38. March 16, 2011 / 9:45 am

    my favourite item is called Peony Hair Pin- Pale Blue πŸ™‚

  39. March 16, 2011 / 10:07 am

    I am a follower of along for the ride

  40. March 16, 2011 / 10:41 am

    I love the stacked hair pins.

  41. March 16, 2011 / 10:57 am

    I follow Along For the Ride.

  42. March 16, 2011 / 11:43 am

    WHAT a cute store! I would rock any of the rosettes in her shop: single, double, or triple! Love it.

  43. March 16, 2011 / 12:21 pm

    okay my mom TOTALLY did almost the exact same thing for my 21st birthday. except i opened them all on my birthday, not on different days. she got it from gilmore girls, cuz we’re cool like that. we can be friends.

  44. March 16, 2011 / 2:09 pm

    Such a great giveaway…I love the Rosette bobbies and they would be perfect for spring-hair:) Happy day, darling

    Ps: did you go to see that cool street project yesterday?

  45. Alexandra DiGiorgio
    March 16, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    I’m already a follower via GFC (lexacd) and my favorite item from her shop are her rosette earrings! In all colors! I love them!

  46. Alexandra DiGiorgio
    March 16, 2011 / 3:26 pm

    I already follow Along For The Ride via GFC (lexacd)!

  47. March 16, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    Happy Birthday to Laura πŸ™‚ I adore the sea glass earrings–what a beautiful color!

  48. March 16, 2011 / 3:40 pm

    I love the mum earrings in peach and the ampersand coffee cozy!

  49. March 16, 2011 / 4:45 pm

    How cute! I love the rosette bobbies!

  50. March 16, 2011 / 5:17 pm

    My favorite item is the Mum Earrings- Cotton Candy!

  51. March 16, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    Google Friend Connect follower of Along for the Ride with Ivy

  52. March 16, 2011 / 5:19 pm

    Follow @sandyalamode and @aftr_laura on Twitter with @JadoreIvy

  53. March 16, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    The above comment was supposed to say Twitter… I follow both of you on Twitter! So, SO sorry! @MrsStephanieT

    StephanieRT90@aol.com

  54. March 16, 2011 / 7:53 pm

    I tweeted! @MrsStephanieT

  55. March 16, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    I love the rossetts! I would get the bobby pins and maybe a pendant. Love.

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

  56. Wendy T.
    March 16, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    Oh, it’s so hard to choose! My favorite would have to be the Peony Hair Pin- Pale Blue! πŸ˜€

  57. Wendy T.
    March 16, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Laura! I follow you both on twitter! πŸ˜€

  58. March 16, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    I love the reusable coffee cozy. especially the one with the leaves on it. too cute

  59. March 16, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    I follow you both on twitter! @daydreamincolor

  60. March 16, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    Love the bubble gum chains & beads necklace!

  61. March 16, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    I follow both your blogs!

  62. March 17, 2011 / 11:46 am

    I think I like the mum earrings in yellow the best!

  63. March 17, 2011 / 5:27 pm

    I love the mum earrings in raspberry! I’m a GFC follower πŸ™‚

  64. March 17, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    My fav are the rose pendant necklaces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. March 17, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    I follow you both on twitter! (@piperpost)

  66. March 17, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    I follow Along For the Ride on GFC!

  67. Rozen
    March 18, 2011 / 12:03 pm

    I just love the rosette necklace!

  68. Maria
    March 19, 2011 / 9:37 am

    I LOVE Laura’s shop. I have already ordered from her twice this week! I still have my eye on the gray rosette pendant necklace though. I adore the mum earrings too.

    2. I am a follower of Laura’s blog. πŸ™‚

  69. March 19, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    I love her cluster necklaces. I’m always sporting mine. And the coffee cozy. I use it ALL the time. Now I really want that crimson peony hairclip. It is just divine!

  70. EliseKayEm
    March 19, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    LOVE the deep garnet cluster necklace!!

  71. EliseKayEm
    March 19, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    I follow AFTR via GFC!

  72. EliseKayEm
    March 19, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    I follow you both on twitter! (@elisekayem)

  73. EliseKayEm
    March 19, 2011 / 8:00 pm

    I like AFTR on fb too!

  74. Alexa
    March 20, 2011 / 1:14 am

    My favorite item from Laura’s shop is the Rosette Pendant Necklace in Just Rosy! πŸ™‚

  75. Alexa
    March 20, 2011 / 1:15 am

    I follow Along For the Ride! πŸ™‚

  76. Alexa
    March 20, 2011 / 1:16 am

    I “Like” Along For the Ride on FB and have commented! πŸ™‚ Go Laura! You are awesome! <3

  77. Kayla
    March 20, 2011 / 7:38 pm

    I am a follower and I like the Mum Earrings- Yellow

  78. Kayla
    March 20, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    I am following Along for the Ride!

  79. Kayla
    March 20, 2011 / 8:33 pm

    Following both on twitter!

  80. March 20, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    Following & I love the Chains and Beads Necklace in Nut Brown

  81. March 20, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    following along for the ride

  82. March 20, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    following both on twitter via @northwoodsloves

  83. March 20, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    liked and commented on facebook

  84. March 20, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    Tweeted about the contest via @northwoodsloves

  85. March 20, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    facebooked about the contest!

  86. March 20, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    I LOVE the double rosette clip in yellow!

  87. March 20, 2011 / 10:18 pm

    i’m a GFC of along for the ride!

  88. March 20, 2011 / 10:18 pm

    I follow both sandyalamode and along for the ride on twitter – @anniedrinkwine
    !!

  89. March 21, 2011 / 12:34 am

    My favorites are the mum earrings in yellow.

  90. March 21, 2011 / 4:54 am

    I’m a friend πŸ™‚ wow i love this idea! xo

  91. March 21, 2011 / 7:32 am

    I’m a follower of Along for the Ride. πŸ™‚

    ~Emily from Practically Pink

  92. March 21, 2011 / 7:33 am

    I follow @sandyalamode and @aftr_laura on Twitter. πŸ™‚

  93. March 21, 2011 / 7:36 am

    I “liked” Along for the Ride on FB and I commented on her wall saying you sent me over there. πŸ™‚

  94. March 21, 2011 / 7:37 am

    I also tweeted about the giveaway.

    ~Emily N.
    (emmylou520@gmail.com)

  95. March 21, 2011 / 8:46 am

    I love the “Peony Hair Pin” :o)

  96. Kate
    March 21, 2011 / 10:12 am

    I love ALL of her peony hair pins!! <3

  97. Kate
    March 21, 2011 / 10:13 am

    I am a GFC follower of Along For The Ride!

  98. Kate
    March 21, 2011 / 10:14 am

    I follow both of you darlings on Twitter, as @thek8escape

  99. March 21, 2011 / 11:26 am

    I am now a follower of Along for the Ride through Google Friend Connect!

  100. March 21, 2011 / 11:27 am

    I already followed @sandyalamode but now I also follow @aftr_laura!

  101. March 21, 2011 / 11:30 am

    I am now a facebook fan of Along for the Ride and I commented on the wall!

  102. Marija
    March 21, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    The mum earrings in cotton candy are too cute!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  103. Marija
    March 21, 2011 / 2:09 pm

    following both on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  104. Marija
    March 21, 2011 / 2:09 pm

    following Along for the Ride via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  105. jacqueline v
    March 21, 2011 / 3:16 pm

    i like the cluster necklace in raspberry

  106. jacqueline v
    March 21, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    im a follower of along for the ride blog jmmccarr@gmail.com

  107. Sandy
    March 21, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    I love the cluster necklace in deep garnet!
    I follow you through GFC as sandyandcosmo

  108. Jayme
    March 22, 2011 / 12:12 am

    I love the hairpins!! They are so beautiful!

  109. Jayme
    March 22, 2011 / 12:13 am

    I already follow alongfortheride! πŸ™‚

  110. Jayme
    March 22, 2011 / 12:19 am

    l liked Along for the ride on FB and left her a comment saying that I found her from Sandy A La Mode! πŸ˜€

  111. Jayme
    March 22, 2011 / 12:24 am

    I posted about the giveaway on FB! πŸ˜€

  112. Mary Myers
    March 22, 2011 / 12:27 am

    I loved the Reusable Coffee Cozy!

  113. Mary Myers
    March 22, 2011 / 12:28 am

    I am a follower for alongfortheride!

  114. March 22, 2011 / 7:45 am

    I love the leaves coffee cozy and the deep garnet cluster necklace!

  115. March 22, 2011 / 7:47 am

    Following Laura on Google Friend Connect. (I feel horrible! I thought I was already following!)

  116. March 22, 2011 / 7:47 am

    Follow both of you on Twitter (@HeatherIrene79)

  117. March 22, 2011 / 7:48 am

    Liked on facebook, sent some love, and waved. πŸ™‚

  118. March 22, 2011 / 9:51 am

    I would buy the cluster necklace in Garnet!

  119. March 22, 2011 / 10:58 am

    The Summertime Bias Tape Earrings are my favorite. πŸ™‚

  120. March 22, 2011 / 10:58 am

    I’m following the Along for the Ride blog.

  121. March 22, 2011 / 10:58 am

    I’m following you both on twitter. (@SingNightingale)

  122. March 22, 2011 / 11:51 am

    Following Sandy A La Mode on Google Friend (journey2sahm)

  123. March 22, 2011 / 11:56 am

    Love the Glass Pearl earrings!

  124. March 22, 2011 / 11:57 am

    Tweeted….(journey2sahm)

  125. March 22, 2011 / 11:59 am

    Following @sandyalamode….journey2sahm