Giveaway :: Sloan + Tommy

Thursday, August 1, 2013


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Here we are, friends. The last day of our month long foray into “Bringing the Sunshine In.” The finale of the month is always a bittersweet moment where we can reflect while still celebrating. Plus, finales are always the best, don’t you think? Today, we wanted to share a special artist with you whose passion is reflected not only in the work she creates but in the lifestyle she lives.

Katie Hinkle lives in Austin, Texas with her two rescue dogs and boyfriend and, coincidentally, creates some of the most dynamic and elegant minimalist jewelry around. Her shop, Sloan + Tommy, is named after said rescues and there is a connection between her passion for pets and her talent for design that is married perfectly in her pieces. One cannot simply create simple beauty out of whimsy or a half-hearted desire to generate income. Rather, as Hinkle shows, one must have an innate sense of structure and form and purity. This Neutral Triangle Necklace absolutely sings, if you ask me. Every piece in Sloan + Tommy is a study in bringing the sunshine in, don’t you think?

Sloan + Tommy is giving away one Blue and Grey Arrow Pendant Chevron Necklace to one winner AND one Grey, Yellow, and Blue Modern Pendant Geometric Circle Necklace to a second winner!  To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, August 8th. *Contest open to US residents only, please!* Comments now closed…good luck!
Please visit Sloan + Tommy and tell us: What signifies the end of summer for you? And how do you celebrate it?”
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, August 12th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    heather f says:

    toward the end of summer the air smell different and it’s overcast in the morning. it’s bittersweet!

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    Trisha says:

    The thing that really signifies the end of summer for me is when I look at my calendar and realize that I’m not fully booked for the next three weekends. I celebrate it by taking one of those plan-free weekends and read and relax.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    when i stop swimming outside at the gym, that means summer is over for me. i try to extend it as long as possible, though!

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    Courtney J says:

    It’s when school starts! How can you think of relaxation and doing nothing when you suddenly have homework due, papers to write, things to learn? (And as a teacher, it’s returning to work for me. Along with all of the responsibilities.)

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    Tiffany says:

    We know fall is coming when the apples start showing up in the farmers markets. Up here in WA the apples are abundant in the fall. We celebrate by visiting a local “U-Pick” farm with friends and making treats afterward.

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    Hedy says:

    The end 

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    Hedy says:

    It feels officially the end of summer when the kids go back to school. At the same time, we celebrate it at the end of September by going on our family vacation – less crowds, more fun! 

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    Erika W. says:

    It feels like the end of summer as soon as I finish buying back to school supplies for the kids and I have their meet the teacher nights on my calendar! We just celebrate by hanging out and going to the pool.

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    Natasha says:

    We go on our vacation in mid-August so to me the Summer feels like its ending as soon as we get home!

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    Nikki says:

    When I have to put a blanket on the bed and wear shoes with socks.  I celebrate with one last “hurrah” by going for a swim in the ocean (and it’s very cold), even if I haven’t been for a few weeks, then coming home and having hot soup for dinner.  This little ritual always makes me feel like I’m not letting go of all the wonderfulness that summertime brings as well as embracing the fall.

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    sam says:

    When I can turn of the AC and open the windows!! Here in NC that can be September or even October!! 

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    Charlotte D. says:

    Summer is over when my kids go back to school. I miss them but look forward to them coming home everyday after school.

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    Elizabeth says:

    The end of summer starts for me when I start waking up and it’s not ridiculously light out.  Alas!  No more being unsure if it is 5:00 am or 8:00 am.  I both love and don’t love this.  The dark is peaceful in its own way….but…such a harbinger of things to come….

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    Jennifer says:

    When I see sweaters in stores and hear ads for back to school clothes, I know that summer is almost over.

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    Emma L says:

    I love the end of summer! I love the smell of fall, the feeling of cold air in my lungs and cool rain on my cheeks, the end of 100F and 90% humidity and that eternal feeling of being on the verge of boiling. I celebrate it by wearing my favorite jeans (put away over the hot hot summer) and trotting around outdoors as much as possible… And drinking hot coffee again!

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    Sparrow says:

    When the color begins to creep into the mountains, flashes of glowing yellow, burnt orange, and bold red, I take to the hills and climb through the forest to witness the subtle, magnificent changes of glorious mother earth.

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    Melelina says:

    It means getting closer to my moving date! We’ll have a goodbye BBQ.

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    Brittany K says:

    When the state fair and the county fair come around you know the end of summer is near!! : (

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    Michelle Elizabeth says:

    I know summer’s over when my husband pulls out the rake. I celebrate it buy making a cup of hot chocolate to enjoy while I watch him work!

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    Lauren P says:

    By late August, I notice that my freckles (brought out by the sun) begin to lighten and my clothes lose their bonfire scent. I celebrate the end of long days and warm nights by heading to the drive-in for one last movie before the Michigan fall signals the start of our yearly hibernation.

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    Erin says:

    End of summer for me is when I can start to smell fires in the air in the evenings. Somehow the smell of last-change grilling and sitting by the firepit seems to carry better in the crisper air of fall!

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    Mary Grace H says:

    Back to school shopping. Bittersweet. 

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    Susan F says:

    When I can’t wear my flip flops because my feet get cold

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    Vanessa Maglio says:

    When it is cool enough to drink hot chocolate again without sweating.

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    Rosy says:

    I left school at 18 years old, more than 20 years ago, but the end of summers means new stuff for school, pencils, pens, watercolors, journals… I always buy some school stuff at the end of September!!

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    ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    I love it when the leaves change – that is the end to me and we usually have a bonfire with smores