13th Birthday Sweepstakes – Day 1

The Big Day Is HERE!!

I’m so excited to be announcing the launch of my new brand (SVSiefkas) and kicking off the entire event with a BLOWOUT sweepstakes!

This has been in the making for almost 6 months…and I decided the end of last summer that the 13th Anniversary of my biz would be a very big deal. But not just for me. LEAST of all, for me. I knew I needed to make it a big deal for everyone who has supported me on this crazy, beautiful journey. If you’re reading this, you might have been one of those people…and I’m so thankful for you. This would never have happened without you.

So, without further ado, let the sweepstakes begin.

WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? – Well, I wanna let you get to know me a little better. What better way to get to know a person than to find out what their terrible habits favorite things are?! So, that’s just what I’m doing. Every day…for 13 days (yes, 13 is my lucky number – weird, I know) I’ll be giving away an item that relates to one of my favorite things.


I’ve been a lot of places. I’m a recovering traveler, if you will. After high school, I was immediately shipped off to Belgium as a foreign exchange student. It was a grad gift from my parents. Although, in hindsight, I’m not sure if it was more of a gift to me or a gift to them. HA.

For a full year, I lived abroad and did a lot of sightseeing and traveling and other shenanigans around Europe. The host families I lived with and many of the friends I made in Belgium are still in my life today. It was such a blessing and still is. After I got home, the travel bug was still making me itch (scratch, I know…but yeah, I’m one of those people…I never say it right). So, I packed up again and off to England I went for a summer work-abroad program. Really, it was more like a pretend-you’re-looking-for-a-job-for-three-months-until-you-run-out-of-money-and-your-dad-makes-you-come-home program. I was 19, so I’m playing the foolish-youth card. Nonetheless, it was pretty cool.

Nine countries and 2 continents later, I still love to go. I’m a go-er. My 3+ year old Explorer has almost 90K miles on it…so yeah. Even when I can’t get off the continent I’m on, I still go. Traveling to new places is probably one of my most favoritest things ev-er…even if I haven’t been on a big trip in a while. So, what better symbol of a travel bug and love of new places than a world map around your neck?


This handmade (etched bronze/copper/metal) world map necklace was just the thing. It’s also made right here in the grand USA, which is another one of my favorite things.

I hope whoever wins this baby loves to travel as much as I do!

If you want to get in on the action, just follow the link below. Thanks so much for being part of this awesome brand launch and be sure to check back each day to see what new swag is up for grabs. I’ve got some awesome stuff lined up. AND! Don’t forget to tune in each evening for the winner. 🙂 See ya tomorrow!


CHEERS! ~Steph


  1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at www.svsiefkas.com/blogand who are 16 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of United States of America, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of SVSiefkasits affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of SVSiefkas as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on April 15, 2016 at 9pm CSTand ending April 16, 2016 at 8pm CST.All online entries must be received by April 15, 2016 at 9pm CST.
  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at ENTRY URL. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of SVSiefkas. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of SVSiefkas.
  5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive one 24” bronze/copper/metal handmade etched metal world map necklace. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by SVSiefkas. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at SVSiefkas’ discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for SVSiefkas to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random drawing via Rafflecopter under the supervision of SVSiefkas.Winner will be notified by email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. SVSiefkas shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 3 daysfrom the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT SVSiefkas’s SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that anyone acting on behalf of SVSiefkas and SVSiefkas’ licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of SVSiefkas.If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SVSiefkasfrom and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which SVSiefkas may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  9. Terms & Conditions: SVSiefkas reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond SVSiefkas’ control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, SVSiefkas may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by SVSiefkas. SVSiefkasreserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. SVSiefkas has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, SVSiefkas reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless SVSiefkasand its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States of America AND Missouri WITH RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Missouri having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is SVSiefkas.
  13. The Campaign hosted by SVSiefkas is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, 17hats, or any of the retail or service companies listed in the Campaign.
  14. By entering this sweepstakes, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.

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