Fragments Jewelry: Dark, Street and Glam

I’m not really into sweet, girly things, so shopping for jewelry at Christmas time is an exercise in frustration. I want something edgy, unusual and even a little strange…and all anyone wants to sell me are diamond rings the size of Chiclets and preppy charm bracelets.

That’s why Fragments is such a breath of fresh air. I’m not normally a gold hearts kind of girl, but hearts and skulls and safety pins are definitely my thing.

Isn’t this bleeding heart safety pin fantastic? It’s available as a necklace too.

It’s probably no surprise that I’m really drawn …

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The 12 Days of Christmas Winners

You guys are awesome.

I don’t say this nearly enough, but I’ve had so much fun doing The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway over the past few days and I just had to let you know how much you all mean to me. It’s been great to explore some new local shops with you and to get to know you all a little better.

My handy dandy analytics tell me that you’re reading, but there’s nothing that makes me happier than actually hearing from you and learning what you love, what surprises you and what you want …

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On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas…A Canad Inns Getaway

This is final prize in The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway — and it’s a big one!

The holiday season is in full swing and, if you’re like me, you already kind of need a break..and maybe a nap. If you win today’s Grand Prize Getaway, you can take it one step further and treat yourself and your family and friends to a mini-vacation from Canad Inns!

Today’s prize is valued at $300 and it’s brought to you by the folks at the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau. Yay, mini-break!

The funds are in American dollars …

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On The Eleventh Day Of Christmas…Stunning Accents From The Lighting Gallery

I’m so excited to tell you about the store featured in today’s The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.

I really wish I would have known about this place when I was decorating my house a few years ago. It would have made my life a lot easier.

The Lighting Gallery stocks some of the coolest light fixtures I’ve ever seen. I want every single chandelier and pendant lamp in this post — and I wouldn’t mind living in the rooms they’re in either.

The shop also carries accent pieces and home decor items to make your house …

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On The Tenth Day Of Christmas…Form Meets Function At Living Sage

I want everything in my house to be either functional or beautiful.

The items in the store featured in today’s The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway are both, which makes it a perfect place to shop for people who love smart products that are both practical and lovely to look at.

Living Sage is a Grand Forks home boutique that sells furniture, linens, home decor items, art, accessories and gifts. Many of these items are carefully chosen treasures from local artists and makers, so you can take home a beautiful item with a great story behind it …

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On The Ninth Day Of Christmas…Easy, Breezy At Hey Ocean

The featured prize in today’s The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is from a boutique with locations in Grand Forks and Bismarck. The shop is a little bit beachy, a little bit sporty and a little bit boho. And it’s a great stop this holiday season.

Hey Ocean stocks clothing, accessories and gifts for women in a casual, laid-back atmosphere. In addition to being one of the few places where you can score swimwear and sunscreen in the offseason (I swear, most shops only stock bathing suits for, like, a month and a half) you’ll find sporty …

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On The Eighth Day Of Christmas…The Luxe Life At RH Standard

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway for today is a must for anyone who appreciates luxurious men’s and women’s fashion.

And it’s another big prize, thanks to the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau. From now until December 12, every prize will be worth at least $100. And some will be worth $200 or $300!

Photo provided by The Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau

There’s always a thoughtfully curated selection of high-quality clothing and accessories for men and women are on display at RH Standard in Grand Forks. Although you’ll find lots of great brands and …

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On The Seventh Day of Christmas…Pretty Things at Kittsona

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is back and today I’m featuring one of my favorite North Dakota boutiques that just expanded to include gifts and home decor.

And the prize is a big one, thanks to the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau. Now through the end of the contest, every single prize will be worth at least $100 — and some are worth as much as $300!

Check out these fun gift ideas from Kittsona. This local chain sells women’s clothing and accessories in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck.

And the Kittsona team just opened a new …

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On The Sixth Day Of Christmas…Discover Something Curious

Today The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway takes the prizes to a whole new level!

Now through the end of the contest, every single prize will be worth at least $100 — and some are worth as much as $300! It’s all part of The Greater Grand Forks Giveaway.

The prize package totals $1,000 and it’s brought to you by the folks at the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Today you can win fabulous gifts from Curious, a great spot to shop for men, women and kids.

So many of you have commented on the blog and told me that …

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas…Win Ts From Ten Thousand Shirts

The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is back and the fifth day giveaway is from a brand new company made up of artists, designers and screen printers in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Ten Thousand Shirts is the latest project from First Ave Promo and it’s all about cool T-shirts for guys, girls and kids at affordable prices. There’s an emphasis on regional and local themes and images, which makes them a great choice for gift giving this season.

The Ten Thousand Shirts website will be up very soon, but until then, you can follow the shop on Facebook, check out the shirts in …

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