I really didn't think that A Foreign Land (the blog you're currently reading) would EVER be a giveaway site. Don't get me wrong, I love to sign up for blog giveaways. I've even been fortunate enough to win a few that have put a big cheesy grin on my face. Plus, I understand the functionality of a giveaway. My reticence to host one wasn’t a judgment against them... But up until now, hosting a giveaway felt contrived or manipulative because my heart wasn't in it. I felt like I was bribing readers to be my "friends". You know, like, "I'll give you a present if you'll like me." But, when I found this little treat in my mailbox today, my whole attitude on hosting a giveaway changed.

Adorable? Right?

My girlfriend (who I've mentioned here and here) has started a new business, Lovewell Embroidery.  She embroiders key chains and travel mugs and baby items and you should really go see her Etsy shop.  I've been using a key chain prototype that she gave me for Christmas and have been getting compliments left and right. But, apparently now she's moved onto key chain design 2.0 and she was kind enough to send me an upgrade. She let me pick out the ribbon and thread and backing so it’s completely personalized. (An interesting side note: 4 of my close friends have all chosen the SAME ribbon without consulting one another. Weird, huh?)

Since I love mine so much (And since Amy is willing) I want you – yes, YOU- to have one too.
Translation: I'm hosting my first ev-ah giveaway.

Here are the rules:
(1 Entry) Be a follower of A Foreign Land and then visit Lovewell Embroidery’s Etsy shop to pick out your favorite item. Tell me what you fall in love with in a comment below.
(XTRA Entry) If you BUY an item from the shop or mention this giveaway elsewhere in cyber world you have a better chance of winning. Just make sure to leave a separate comment letting me know each thing you’ve done!

I’ll pick the winner in two weeks – Friday, July 23rd – so be sure to leave your email when you comment.

Good luck and may the best commenter win!