Over the summer, I attended a week-long teacher training for a program called AVID that I teach and coordinate at my school. It’s one of my favorite things about teaching, because this program is focused on helping students get to college and to become really awesome people on the way.
The thing about trainings is that sometimes, it makes for a long week. I’m not complaining, but when your summer break is harshly interrupted by a return to “real life” it’s a big change. Anyways, this summer was different, because the training “strand” I attended was insanely awesome and helpful. And better yet, it was lead by someone I now consider a friend.
I think that meeting people you instantly “click” with is kind of rare, but it happened with Melissa. She was funny and dressed cute and was super good at training our group and it definitely made the week fly by. At the end of training, we exchanged contact information and got to chatting and seriously had so many awesome things in common: teaching, writing, crafting, love for our family and the San Francisco Giants and a love of cute accessories.
A few months after we became friends at training, Melissa opened up an adorable shop full of custom rings that are absolutely gorgeous called C o m p l i m e n t.
I have one of her rings, and when I wore it out for the first time, I seriously had 10 people ask me where my ring was from. They’re lovely. My favorite part though, is that each ring comes in an adorable little box, stamped with it’s own compliment inside. Mine nearly made me cry:
I feel the same way about her.
Not only are the rings lovely, she also donates some of her proceeds to a scholarship fund for students, donates rings for auctions and uses these beautiful products to do good on a large scale.
Melissa has generously offered to do a giveaway for you, my dear readers!
Here’s the deal: she is giving away two rings. One, for you to choose and keep and the second, for you to select for a friend. She will personalize it with a compliment and send it either to you, or to your friend. How awesome would it be to get this gift in time for a special Valentine’s Day gift for a friend or family member?
Here’s how you enter:
—Go to her shop and check out the rings. Leave a comment with the name of which one you’d want if you win.
—For an additional entry, “Like” her page on Facebook. Please leave a separate comment letting me know you did that.
—For a THIRD entry, tweet the following: “I want to win a ring from @ShopCompliment that @amy_estes is giving away! #justatitchgiveaway.” Please leave an additional comment letting me know (I will be checking the hashtags, but just in case!).
I will be tallying up the entries on Sunday night, and posting a winner Monday morning. I’m already SO EXCITED for whoever wins, because these rings are awesome, and I couldn’t be more proud of my friend.
What are you waiting for? ENTER! GOOD LUCK!