A Gift to Cherish! Personalized Pet Plaques made by Treasured Friends! Enter to Win!

I was delighted and honored when I was contacted by Treasured Friends, asking if I would be interested in having a custom plaque made of Dakota in exchange for my honest review.

There is nothing I “treasure” more than items that are personalized and unique! Having my handsome Sheltie featured on a plaque that I will cherish for a lifetime, means the world to me!

Click on the logo to visit the Treasured Friends website

Click on the logo to visit the Treasured Friends website

“Personalized pet plaques as unique as the pet who inspired it.”

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Photo courtesy of Treasured Friends

About Treasured Friends—(from their website)

We understand the special bond between people and their animal companions. That’s why we create every personalized pet plaque individually, making each one as unique as the pet who inspired it. So whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend, a keepsake to celebrate the pet sitting next to you, or a memorial for one who has passed on, you can rest assured that your piece – like the pet it honors – is one-of-a-kind and will be cherished for years to come.

 

The plaque that I chose to have made was the Small Keepsake Plaque .

“Each plaque is made of elegant yet durable porcelain and printed with fade-resistant UV inks, ensuring your piece stays beautiful for years to come. In addition, it arrives ready to hang or display either in your home or in a sheltered area outside.

All plaques are customizable with a photo, name and optional date. Select designs may also be customized with up to 40 characters of text.”

 

Visit the HOW IT WORKS page on their website HERE

photo courtesy of Treasured Friends. Click on the photo to visit their website!

photo courtesy of Treasured Friends. Click on the photo to visit their website!

 

(I chose the 12 inch by 6 inch portrait size). The process was super easy!  The ordering page has easy to understand steps. I submitted a photo (high-resolution photos are best, mine wasn’t high-resolution but my friend at Treasured Friends turned my less-than-perfect photo into a gorgeous piece of art using the “painterly” effect.) I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

It wasn’t long until I received my proof…look at how incredibly GORGEOUS this is!

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Once I gave my approval it wasn’t long before my plaque arrived!

I think that packaging is often as important as the product, and the packaging of my plaque did NOT disappoint! My plaque arrived wrapped with love, care and attention to detail.

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When I opened it, I SQUEALED with delight! Look at my incredibly BEAUTIFUL PLAQUE!

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Here is another shot from a different location (I still am deciding where I will put it), I am either going to buy a stand for the back or a hook to hang it in our dining room I believe.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

Our friend at Treasured Friends is allowing us to have a GIVE-AWAY!!!

The lucky winner (open to U.S. and Canada), will win a plaque of their own! (an approx $80 value!)

All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below!

GOOD LUCK!

 

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In full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent a customized plaque in exchange for my honest review.

Thankful Thursday: For Love Of A Dog

Throughout the nearly four years I have blogged, I have seen many products and met, albeit in many cases” virtually”, many different people.

There are  products and people who come and go, and there are some you just know will be around forever. Some products thrive and remain popular due to their superior quality and the meticulous care that goes into making them, and there are some people who sparkle and shine both inside AND out, just like their products.

One of these people and her products, is Sue Kottwitz from For Love Of A Dog.

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Click photo to visit Sue’s website and blog!

I have featured Sue a few times  on Dakota’s blog, and I am tickled to feature her again!  This  time I was the  lucky recipient of a gorgeous bracelet of Sue’s that came from a give-away that Sue had in honor of her cherished  mother’s birthday. (Sue’s mother passed earlier in February of 2013. What an incredible woman she had to have been to have raised a daughter who has a heart bursting with goodness, as Sue does.) 

Here  are photos of what I won:

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From For Love Of A Dog: “This is a one of kind piece of dog lover jewelry that I created specially for this celebration.

The focal is a hand crafted purple porcelain dog bone with DOG MOM hand inscribed.  The dog bone is surrounded by a variety of chubby artisan lampwork beads in shades of purple and lavender.  Pale lavender core with purple raised dots, a looping scroll design, and a drum rondelle.”

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From For Love Of A Dog: “The clasp is a silver heart with paw print lobster claw.  To finish things just right, I added an artisan lampwork heart that is nicely fat and scarlet red.   This bracelet is a $75 value!”

I wish you could see this bracelet in person, it is even more exquisite than it is in the photos. Here are some photos that I took:

Sue's creations are always packaged with love, and focus on presentation

Sue’s creations are always packaged with love, and focus on presentation

 

I squealed with delight when I opened my PRIZE!! It is something I will cherish forever!

I squealed with delight when I opened my PRIZE!!

Did you notice the beautiful presentation of the package?  A couple of years ago, I ordered pieces from Sue and some jewelry from another place, the jewelry all arrived at the same time. I felt bad for the “other” person, because her jewelry was wrapped in a haphazard manner, and then there was Sue’s? Who do YOU think I still purchase jewelry from?

The bracelet is simply GORGEOUS and as I mentioned before this is not the only piece of Sue’s jewelry that I own. I also bought some pieces myself, here is my beloved Sheltie necklace that I BOUGHT!

Yep I bought this breed specific necklace (along with some cat items but THIS is  a DOG blog!) I wore this necklace to BlogPaws 2011!

Yep I bought this breed specific necklace (along with some cat items but THIS is a DOG blog!) I wore this necklace to BlogPaws 2011!

Are you drooling by now? I thought so! It wouldn’t be fair of me to show you these wonderful items and not tell you that we have an upcoming GIVE-AWAY that will be on Dakota’s blog THIS MONDAY APRIL 1st (and THAT is no joke!) You will have to come back Monday to see what you can enter to win if you live in the U.S. AND CANADA! (it is TOTALLY different than what is featured here today!)

In the meantime you can follow Sue every which way possible and count the minutes til you can enter on MONDAY!

 The Websitewww.ForLoveofaDog.com 

THANK YOU SUE FOR MY GORGEOUS BRACELET!!