Win a Staxx Ring from Kate Austin Jewelry & Gifts!


Between now and Christmas, we have some really sparkly giveaways for you. So let’s not waste any time! Today’s sparkly giveaway is one of my favorite new finds at a favorite shopping spot in Rogers — Kate Austin Jewelry & Gifts. If you haven’t been there yet, you’ve got to go check it out. It’s in the Tuscany Square shopping plaza on Pleasant Grove Road, about a minute off Interstate 540. I’ve found lots of cute things at Kate Austin, including my favorite chunky bracelet, a sweet little necklace for my daughter and an insulated lunch bag for my son’s teacher last year.

During a recent trip to Kate Austin Jewelry, I found this unusual ring called the Staxx Ring. I’ve never seen anything exactly like it. I’d describe it as “Legos for ladies.” You build your own ring with various pieces. When you’re tired of that look or you put on a different outfit, the ring can change right along with you. Just take it apart and build it in a totally different way with different pieces or colors or shapes. It’s creative, practical and genius, if you ask me.

I had so much fun standing there at the jewelry counter building and then rebuilding different rings with totally different styles and colors. You know how sometimes you’re in the mood for something small and understated and then other days you want something big and bold? This ring totally understands those different moods and can change to accommodate them.

Below is a photo example of one of the Staxx ring gift sets. It’s called the “Garnet Gala” and it retails for about $120. But if garnet is not your favorite stone, don’t worry because we’re making this giveaway very flexible. The winner will receive a base ring and then get to choose her favorite pieces with which to build her own ring.


If you’re like me and you’re still in the thick of Christmas shopping, this ring might be a good choice for a sister, friend, mother or a teenage girl whose sense of style is always changing.

Here’s what makes this really nice for the average mom — it’s affordable. The individual pieces of the ring vary in price and start as low as two dollars. Or you can buy a gift set like the one above that has several pieces in it, kind of like a starter set. If you give the ring as a gift, then you could just buy a gift card for future birthdays so the recipient can choose her favorite pieces and add to her collection.

HOW TO ENTER: Since most of us are helping kids write letters to Santa or hearing from our teenagers about their extensive wish list, we want to know what YOU want from Santa this year. Yes, you! The mama! What would you love to find wrapped up with your name on it? Click the comment button below and write your wish or wishes. You can also e-mail your wishes to

As always, we’ll give you an extra chance to win for every friend you e-mail about the giveaway. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your e-mail so we can give you proper credit!

Good luck in the random drawing! We can’t wait to read about what our fellow moms have their eye on this year. For more info on the Staxx ring and other accessories from Kate Austin Jewelry & Gifts, click here to visit their website.


  1. I would love to get a proper proposal and a lovely engagement ring this year. I am ready to tie the knot with my boyfriend of 6 years. We are totally in love and ready to move to the next step. I love Christmas time and I think it would be even better with an engagement celebration. 🙂

  2. I would love a clean house for Christmas this year, and time to spend with my family in it!

  3. I would love to have a very low key Christmas with no one sick and lots of laughs. I would love to have sometime during the holidays a date with my husband and a romantic dinner that he plans and surprises me.

  4. I would love to find something from my husband that is sentimental and sappy, showing his love for me. On December 30th we’ll have been married for 20 years and in our busy life of owning our own business, caring for our four children, my starting a new career in teaching, and dealing with a parent with a serious disease…it would be nice to have something that would remind me that I am still the girl he would choose to be with forever. That’s my Christmas wish.

  5. I would love to be pregnant by Christmas 🙂 and a new coffee mug with a nice big handle!

  6. I would love to have my bathroom and bedroom redone for Christmas. It has been several years since I have updated anything and it needs it! I would also like a day filled with all our families and watching my sweet little girl live and love every minute of opening her presents.

  7. Silly, but I really need some new wool socks. They keep my feet snuggly when I’m lounging around the house, or when I’m out milking the cow! They are not very warm with holes as big as the whole bottom of my foot, so I’m hoping for a pair or two in my stocking this year.

  8. I lost my wedding ring about 6 mos. ago and would LOVE a new one. A BIG one! ha ‘Been married 22 years and still adore the man!

  9. I would love a new coffeemaker- one of those that makes all the fancy drinks and even hot cocoa. With a new baby and my not working, trips to Starbucks are few and far between!

  10. I would love to have a new camera so I can capture some great shots of my little one. I’ve been wanting a new ring too, so I might just have to add this to my list if I don’t win!

  11. Okay, since this is complete wishful thinking!… I would LOVE to get a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I have been trying my hand at photography for the past few months and I am in love with this camera. I would probably never buy it for myself (at least not now) but boy would I love for Santa to make my year with a present like this!! *sigh*

  12. In one word- a healthy baby. 🙂

    And actually Santa, could you come a little early this year. The 25th is way past the due date.

    And if my husband reads this…a fabulous push prize would be great too.

  13. I am not sure it is possible to wrap this, but all I want for Christmas is a nap. A nap in my soft comfy bed, with no kids, pets, husbands, or phone calls interrupting my sleep. Maybe I want to check into a hotel and nap there! 🙂

  14. Well, I’ve already put a gift certificate for Kate Austin Jewelry & Gifts on my list, along with several kitchen items.

  15. What would I love for Santa to bring me? Hmm-mm, being that I was born and bred in Kansas, I would love a Wizard of Oz snow globe and Wizard of Oz DVD! Maybe also (dare I say this?) a whole bunch of snow this winter! Happy Christmas!

  16. Dear Santa,
    I would like for you to replace the diamond in my wedding ring so I can wear it again… I miss it! Thanks!

  17. I would love to have tickets to fly to Turks and Caicos. I’m longing to go to the beach. I think it’d be fun to see my little Ms. play in the sand.

  18. A long relaxing family vacation. Somewhere we all can enjoy no whining, no complaining, just FUN!!

  19. I would love the STAXX ring–so cool I agree! Other than that, Depserately want a new sofa set. Still have futon from college days (no kidding). Also a nice B&W family portrait. Love those flip cameras too. Looking forward to laying on the carpet in my PJs and playing with new toys with the kiddos.

  20. I would enjoy…

    * a real wedding (my husband and I got maried in the courthouse with a gum wrapper ring in front of hundreds of people who were voting)

    * a honeymoon (our honeymoon was spent in our apartment while our 2 children and my mother-in-law were sleeping in rooms next to us)

    * a magical fairy who pops out of a box and takes care of my toddler for just one hour a day while I watch Days of Our Lives!!!

    I really don’t think I’m asking too much, right!!

  21. i’d love a romantic, exciting New Year’s getaway with my husband for Christmas…

  22. Ah, the wish list . . . new wedding ring, frames for my kids’ portraits, a thorough housecleaning (not by me), garage cleaned/organized, weekend away with husband, and a family trip to Europe. I think that would be enough for one Christmas. 😉 I’ll settle for smiles on my kids faces all season, with minimal fighting/whining!

  23. oh dear Mamas… what I really, really want this year is time and a gift card with no limit for a home improvement center. I’d build a deck, refinish my kitchen cabinets, organize my craft room, put in new floors, replace toilets, paint the kitchen and living room, and landscape my yard.

    I don’t know if Santa has any of that in his bag, but that’s what I want.

    And maybe a pedicure. 🙂

  24. I can think of a lot of things that I’ll probably never get, but realistically, I’d like a new digital camcorder. I’m tired of waiting for the old tapes to record to the computer… I want to drag and drop! In a dream world, I would get one of the new DSLRs that can also record HD video.

  25. I would love a clean house, so I can spend more time with my family, and less time trying to get caught up. Though a simply vacation/get away would be greatly appreciated as well. 😀

  26. My wish list is to have a healthy family at Christmas time and too have all my bills paid.

  27. I would like to have a steam cleaner for my carpets, someone to fix my ceiling fan in my living room(new one that lights don’t work since my friend and I didn’t attach the right wires)and new t.v. and stand for my living room. Hand me downs are great but something newer would be nice! 🙂

  28. This Mama Mia would like a new counter-top stove and hood and double oven to replace the dingy old brown ones that were spray painted white a few years ago and now look yellow… they are oh …lets see Santa… probably 50 years old – I’ve used them for 30 sooo I sure hope Santa has room on his sleigh for some replacements – my 3 boys grew up with them but probably would enjoy coming home to see shiny new white ones 🙂

  29. My first Christmas wish would be for my children to really get that Christmas is about celebrating the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ. My silly wish would be to get tickets for the New Kids on the Block cruise. I know, but I am a fan from way back and it makes me feel like a teenager again to just hear their new music! I hope you all have a blessed holiday.

  30. I’d love to find “the big book of answers” under my tree. With this I could answer all my daughters “why?” questions and a few of my own “why me?” moments.

  31. What I want for Christmas……my toes in the sand and sunshine on my shoulder! Forget all the material things, that most of us by for ourselves anyway. Give me some time to sit enjoy and enjoy!

  32. There are two things I want this year. Both are a little more than family usually spends, so I know I won’t be getting either. 🙂 One is a 50mm lense for my Canon Rebel. The other is the Mr. Coffee Cafe Frappe. It looks like it would make some really yummy drinks! I’ll probably buy one if I get some gift cards or money or something.

  33. What I really want for Christmas?! Hmmm.. Peace in our family and in our world AND I’m gonna be selfish…I went shopping for new clothes this week for the first time in a really (really) long time(thanks to Tony Bua and his intense workouts)I swear, clothes that actually fit make you realize how much your hard work is paying off!! Having 3 kids and a grandbaby on the way I don’t take care of myself very often. I would love to be able to buy myself something at least once a month without feeling guilty. I hope all of you Mamas have a blessed and Merry Christmas! 🙂

  34. I have three wishes. Not sure how they would be wrapped, but here it goes…
    #1: Have all family members gather together in one central location with no fighting, complaining or awkward tension.
    #2: To ACTUALLY have a two week paid holiday from work. I know THAT will never happen, but I can dream can’t I?

    #3:The most important one…..Peace on Earth.

  35. What I want is simple. A full night sleep not to be awaken by kids, dog, husband or that pesky alarm clock. I would love new wedding bands(too much moving has caused mine to disappear). And I would love a house of our own. Now that we plan to stay in NWA, it is time to stop renting.

  36. Under the topic of “dream wishes” I would love a Disney Cruise for my entire family (and I’d like to take it around Spring Break,when I probably won’t be nearly so enchanted with the idea of Winter and SNOWFALL!!). My more practical wishes, however,include a new Winter coat that isn’t so huge on me (recently lost a lot of weight) but also a new washing machine, and a new (more energy efficient) dishwasher. Thanks for all the sparkly giveaways girls!! XOXOXOX

  37. Last year one daughter wrote a Christmas poem and the other one made me a necklace. Anything created with love from my girls is the best.

  38. I would like to get my house in order. Since moving this summer I’m still trying to find things out of boxes. I’d also like my kids to be healthy and get out of this sick every other week cycle we’ve been on.

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