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On Being Lucky + Ethel Glove Giveaway

April 18th, 2012

I never set out to become a photographer, writer, blogger, or social media strategist – those things just kind of happened along the way. Often the best things life are those that we stumble into because of an interest or hobby that we have. It’s not that I’m especially lucky; I work hard, put in lots of hours, and I’m finally reaping some rewards (a few more great things in the works). The quote by Thomas Jefferson, “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” is quite true, at least in my case.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know that I started working for Ethel Gloves last year. After singing about my love for them here at Chiot’s Run, they contacted me and wanted me to blog for them. Then they started asking me to use a few of my photos in their publicity. Pretty soon they were sending me gloves to shoot for their various campaigns.

Now, pretty much all the photos you see at Ethel came from my camera (my hands, Mr Chiots shooting). My keyboard is the one that updates their Twitter & Facebook accounts, and yours truly is curating their Pinterest Boards. I’m happy to work for a company that makes a product I love and use almost every day.

The great thing about this job is that it helps me pay the bills associated with this blog. Since I had to upgrade to a virtual private server a few months ago the bills are getting quite high each month! Another great thing about it is that I get to do giveaways!  All you have to do is comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win a pair of Ethel Gloves. Congrats to Crazy Lady Farm who is the winner of this contest.

What has you feeling lucky lately? If you’re lucky enough to win a pair of Ethel Gloves, which ones would you like?

213 Comments to “On Being Lucky + Ethel Glove Giveaway”
  1. connie s. on April 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    They all look so wonderful.I have given up wearing the cheap 2.99 vinyl jobs at the hardware store because they are so clunky and hard to feel through which has obviously resulted in my hands looking awful. I’d love to have one of the thinner lightweight pairs. They look like a dream.

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  2. Darby on April 21, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Ethel’s gloves look to be marvelous! How good to learn about them, and if I am the lucky one to get to select one it would be the leather. So many rose bushes and other thorny lovelies in my garden, I need the protection. But am also struck by the great fabric in Tudor. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  3. denise on April 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I like the ones you are wearing in your first picture. You are such an inspiration. I love coming to your site.

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  4. abby on April 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    It’s truly exciting to get to do what you love each day, and especially to make some income from it. I keep thinking “how could I earn some of my living gardening??” I love to be in the garden so much it’s crazy. Very fun to see your face up there. I am a fairly new follower of your blog. Actually found you by accident on Pinterest. You have so many excellent resources.

    If I could choose a pair of Ethel gloves? Love the “Tudor” and “Jubilee.”

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  5. Fawn on April 23, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I would choose the Rose 4X gloves. I have allergies and occasionally playing in my garden results in a mild rash on my arm from contact with a plant so the length of the rose gloves would be beneficial when working with those plants.

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  6. krakatoa on April 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks! Hard to choose, the Rendezvous or the saffron.

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  7. Jane on April 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I just found a use for Pinterest! Just looked at the boards and found so many gardening ideas! Thank you!

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  8. jules on May 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Not sure if you are still doing this giveaway, but I like the Regency and the Jubilee. Do these have rubber grips or suede?

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  9. stacy on May 6, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I didn’t see an end date to your giveaway so I thought I’d add my answer. I like the Regency gloves.

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  10. mandie on May 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

    This is one of my favorite blogs, and I currently don’t wear any gloves in the garden except my dad’s leather farm gloves when I’m pulling out roses and black cap bushes….a pair of gloves would be great! The gloves for a cure are beautiful, and near to my heart.

    I’m feeling lucky for my family, the sunshine, my little seedlings that aren’t so little anymore!

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