Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day Giveaway with fashionABLE! (Giveaway is now CLOSED.)



Nashville, TN.

Ahh, home.  You have no idea how good it feels to type that word.  Nothing against Detroit, or San Francisco, or Attica, Indiana, but man, it feels good to be home.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and I’m so excited to spend some time in Georgia with my mom and mother-in-law this weekend (as well as the rest of our families) to celebrate!  In honor of Mother’s Day, I'm so excited to announce a giveaway with one of my very favorite companies!!  

I’ve known Marisa at fashionABLE for several years (she’s married my friend Jeff Pardo who co-wrote the title track of my latest album with me, "If We’re Honest," as well as many others over the years), and she was so kind to work with me on a very exciting GIVEAWAY for you guys!  But first, a little more about fashionABLE.

fashionABLE’s mission is to create sustainable business in Africa, with a focus on vulnerable women and women-led business.  They believe that the solutions to ending poverty lie in creating economic opportunity, and that lasting change happens when we move beyond charity and focus on producing jobs that promote dignity.  Don’t you love that?  

One of my favorite things about them is that every fashionABLE product is named after one of the heroic women they work with and comes with a note saying what she is ABLE to do because of your purchase.  It's so inspiring, and it's a reminder that your dollars are going to help support real women. As a working mom, it brings me so much joy to know that I can make responsible purchases that help provide dignified jobs for these women, so they can support themselves and their families.  What a blessing!

So, on to the giveaway!  I’ve picked out 4 of my favorite pieces to highlight, and one lucky winner will receive them ALL!  





1. The new Agnes Foldover Crossbody, hand-crafted in Kenya, is named after Agnes who is ABLE to support her family.

This beautiful leather bag features sections of contrasting suede.  A zip-top compartment keeps your essentials secure and folds over and snaps closed over an easy access front pocket.  There is an additional full pocket in the back of the bag, and the straps are adjustable.  I’ve been carrying it everywhere—it’s perfect for date night and the grocery store—I love it so much!  Purchase here.

2. The Tizita Bracelets, hand-made in Ethiopia from recycled metal, are named after Tizita who is ABLE to achieve her dreams.

I love the story these bracelets carry—they're crafted from beads repurposed from bullet casings and scrap metal found by farmers in the Entoto mountains in Ethiopia. The Entoto community is a place of healing for those affected by HIV/AIDS, treating them with dignity + respect, and providing a fair opportunity to support their families. Each set of bracelets come with 2 pewter + 1 antique gold strand, and they are stretchy & easy to layer.  So simple and pretty!  Purchase here.


3. The Mehari Blanket, hand-woven in Ethiopia, is named after Mehari who is ABLE to send her two children to school.

This blanket can be used both indoor + outdoors!  It’s machine washable, and is the perfect size for impromptu picnics at the park.  It's available in 2 colors--strawberry or indigo--and I want both! :)  Purchase here.


4. The Selam Scarf, hand-woven in Ethiopia, is named after Selam, who is ABLE to see that her children are proud of her.

This is one of fashionABLE’s staple products, with new color options revealed each season.  I love the classic ivory + black, which goes with everything.  It’s hand-woven from 100% Ethiopian cotton, and is a medium weight that can transition into all seasons. Purchase here.


To be eligible to win all four of my fashionABLE favorites, go follow fashionABLE on all of their social media channels & then come back & comment letting me know that you did! 

(Extra credit: head over to livefashionABLE.com + come back here to tell me what YOUR favorite item is!)




AND — the fine folks at fashionABLE have offered up a coupon code to you guys: use code HONEYCOMB through May 10th to get 10% off + free shipping on all orders!!!


I wish you all could win!  Cheers! :)
-Francesca

And the winner is... Kristin. G!  Kristin, an email will be coming to you soon!  Congratulations! :) 

53 comments:

  1. Franny-
    Haven't been to all the social sights (ive been to instagram and twitter) but I went to the website and my favorite items are:
    The Tizita Bracelet and this scarf (I forget what its called...lol)
    Chloe! :)

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  2. I forgot to say: I was so excited when you mentioned Attica IN! I live there!

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  3. Wow! Awesome blog!!! I left a comment on your last Instagram post... If you could follow me that would be cool! My profile is @ked955

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  4. My favorite fashionABLE item, hands down, is the Mamuye Tote. Cognac if I'm being specific :-)

    Great giveaway, btw. Enjoy sharing these items with the lucky winner.

    I've followed fashionABLE on each social media site. Praying this giveaway brings attention to their products and enables them to continue to serve others in Jesus name.

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  5. Hi! I followed them on each of there account but twitter witch I don't have I hope that it is okay!! My favorite product is the ABLE necklace! It is really pretty! Thank you for doing this giveaway! It is so nice of you!!

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  6. What an awesome thing that fashionABLE is doing! I don't have Twitter, but I followed them on all the others. I think more people should hear about companies like theirs.

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  7. I have followed fashionABLE on all social media sites, except Twitter (I don't have one)! My favorite item is the Susan Ziptop Crossbody! Love what this company does to empower women!

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  8. Hi - I am now following them on Facebook Twitter instagram and pinterest!

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  9. My favorite item is the Mamuye tote but I also love the Able scarf! It's lovely.

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  10. I'm following all of them!! so neat!!<3 it!

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  11. This is so exciting!!!

    I have looked at all of the social media sites. When I when on Pinterest, I decided to follow them.
    When I went on there website there was not just 1 thing that I liked the most. These are the three products that I loved the most.
    - jewery
    -handbags
    -scarves

    #1 favorite would be ..... The scarves.

    Thanks Franny, have a great Morher's Day. Until next time. :)
    - Julia Knutson.

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  12. The able scarf and the able neckless. Love them!!!!!

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  13. This is so exciting!!!

    I have looked at all of the social media sites. When I when on Pinterest, I decided to follow them.
    When I went on there website there was not just 1 thing that I liked the most. These are the three products that I loved the most.
    - jewery
    -handbags
    -scarves

    #1 favorite would be ..... The scarves.

    Thanks Franny, have a great Morher's Day. Until next time. :)
    - Julia Knutson.

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  14. Followed on all except Twitter! I don't have that one so I followed from my husband's account for Twitter. I've been a long time LiveFashionable instagram follower, and I LOVE LOVE the cross body bag! That would be an amazing Mother's Day treat! God Bless.

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  15. Followed all!! My mom would love this as she loves africa!

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  16. Followed! My favorite (what my mom would pick) would be the Tizita bracelets. I love how they're repurposed/recycled. I think it's wonderful how you're bringing awareness to this amazing company! Thank you for having this giveaway!!!
    ~Lily

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  18. Followed :) All these products are really awesome. I really like the Selam scarves!

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  19. Valerie AndrewsMay 5, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Followed :) my favorite is the able scarf :) it is so simple but with a beautiful meaning.

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  20. Allyson FergusonMay 5, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    I've never heard of fashionABLE until I saw your Instagram post and came to your blog. I'm so glad you are helping spread the word for this organization. The meaning behind each item is inspiring and I've enjoyed reading about every single woman. I've followed fashionABLE on every form of social media. I'm excited to be able to stay in touch with them and see how The Lord uses their ministry to touch the lives of African women. Although I enjoy all of the items on the fashionABLE website, the Meseret Scarf touched me the most. Meseret: I am ABLE to love others well. Thanks for the opportunity to take part in this contest. Continue doing what you do Francesca.

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  21. I'm following on all social media...I love the Able necklace and what it stands for!
    Shiebs24 at gmail.com

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  22. Followed! marley_kristin on IG
    Username: marleykristin on Pinterest
    Liked on FB as Kristin Goodson
    Liked on twitter @marleykristin

    i LOVE the Zemen necklace and Mamuye tote! Absolutely gorgeous pieces.


    Kristin G
    marleykristin@hotmail.com

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  23. I followed all,social media....Except for Pintrest because I don't have it. LOL

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  24. Francesca! Done! :) I followed them on all sights, except Facebook because all you can do on their page is hit "like" that page, not follow. But I did LIKE👍 it!! I also did the extra credit and went to the website and my favorite item is the Mamuye y
    Tote! I like the tan one best! I also love the Heta wallet! Gorgeous stuff! I even have my own line for you.....

    I am ABLE to learn about a new line of fashion because of your Honeycomb blog! I am ABLE to grow in my relationship with Lord through your music and ministry!

    God bless!

    -Rebekah Hope

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  25. Following on all social media! I LOVE the Tizita bracelets! And the Susan Ziptop Crossbody bag! But it was so hard to choose! Everything is just so fabulous!

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  26. DONE!!! WOOT!!! Extra Credit: I need that Mamuye Tote for work...ahhh! drooling!

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  27. I love this so much! Thank you for introducing me to fashionABLE! Happy Mother's Day to you and to all the other wonderful Mom's out there! God Bless!

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  28. This is such a neat thing to do. FashionABLE's mission is also very cool.
    I have followed fashionABLE on everything but twitter and instagram because I don't have them.
    My favorite item on the site is the blue and green Eden scarf. God bless! <3

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  29. Thanks for the great giveaway! I followed on all social media. rebeccabarker2@gmail.com

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  30. I LIKED THIS WONDERFUL SHOP ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA SITES!! WHAT A WONDERFUL STORE. MY FAVORITE ITEMS ARE THE MAMUYE TOTE OR THE MESERET SCARF. I CAN'T DECIDE. I LOVED ALL THEIR STUFF AND LOOK FORWARD TO SHOPPING THERE. THANK YOU FOR THE INTRODUCTION. GOD BLESS!!!!

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  31. I liked the shop on Facebook but was not able to do it on all the others :(. But I did go over to their shop and the item I like the best was the ABLE scarf! It was so cool and fashionable. I hope you can still enter me for two points at least. I am so impressed that you are supporting this wonderful company and I so appreciate your wonderful ministry and music!! God bless you for your ministry!!

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  32. Wow! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I liked them on Facebook, but don't have any other social media accounts. I also went on their website and I absolutely loved the Zemen Necklace.

    Please enter me! My email is- sarabarratt99(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Just followed on Pinterest :) I already commented on following them on Instagram and Twitter.

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  34. I followed on all of em Franny! I was excited when you mentioned Attica, IN... I live 15 minutes from there! Come back soon!!!! :)

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    1. Oh, and my favorite items are the Agnes Crossbody and the able scarf! Thanks for the chance to win Franny -even tho I probably won't win ):

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  35. What a lot of neat stuff. I love the black cross body purse. Checking their website I really like the Zeman necklace. I don't get on Twitter or Instagram but like the other 2 social media sites. Would love to win!!

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  36. I'm a follower! My favorite item is The Mamuye Tote. Combining a giant bag with beautiful soft leather is a win in my book!

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  37. I love the Mamuye tote.
    instagram and twitter is @sweetums82

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  38. I love https://livefashionable.com/product/mamuye-tote/

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  39. I don't have any social media so can this count??? Probs not :P
    -JH

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  40. I am following all social media accounts! I love the Sewuner Leathe + Canvas Tote! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  41. Just followed them on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram (sorry, I don't do Twitter). My mom is a teacher and doesn't have any social media accounts and she is always buying so much for her kids at school and for her own kids (my sister and I), but she hardly ever buys anything for herself. I am a college student and couldn't afford to buy her all of these lovely things, so to get these and give them to my mom would be AMAZING.

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    1. Oh! I forget to add what my favorite item is! I love the Spear Rosary Necklace from the Frehiwot Scarf + Miriam Designs Jewelry package. It looks so pretty!!!

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  42. What a great mission! Following fashionABLE! Love the mesert collection!

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  43. Franny, I loved meeting you at Mercy today! Thanks for loving on these girls and supporting our ministry. Following, DONE! My favorite item is the Tizita Bracelets - I've been obsessed with them for months!!

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  44. I sent you an email I hope you received it. I sent the email through this blog. I am not sure if it was the ideal way to contact you. If there is another email you rather me to use, please let me know.

    Here is mine.

    browneyedgirl28078@gmail.com

    Thanks girl, can't wait for your reply. Have a beautiful one :)
    Julia Knutson.

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  45. Followed on all except instagram-not on that one. My favorite item on the site is the Mamuye tote. :) Thanks for the giveaway! I am always so blessed by your music!

    Katie Pitt
    katie.t.pitt@gmail.com

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  46. I followed on Facebook and Pinterest, and my favorite item of theirs is the Hibret zippered pouch! Thanks! :)

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  47. Maria MagdaleneMay 8, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    I liked fashionABLE on Facebook (it's the only social media of the four that I'm on right now :) ) I especially love the scarf and the Merhari Blanket. My mom would love that for Sunday afternoons by our pond when she's watching my littlest sister play in the water.

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  48. My fav is the Mamuye tote! Sweet! I have followed or liked them on all 4 social media sites. So cool to discover this company.

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  49. I'm now following fashionABLE on all four social media sites :) I also went to the site, and I love the Agnes Foldover Crossbody because it's easy to wear and stylish!

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  50. I want to gift my mom very fashionable and trendy accessories because my mom looks gorgeous. I like the leather bag very much. I just want to gift it to my mom. Can you provide me latest styles and various color patterns in leather bags?

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