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Pin Up Persuasion 5th Anniversary Giveaway Bash…WINNERS!!!

bannerfinalAnother exciting Anniversary Giveaway has come to a close and I want to thank you all for participating. It warms my heart to share such fabulous prizes from all of our sponsors with the readers of Pin Up Persuasion. You are the reason why the blog continues and I would not be here five years later without your continued support.

Without further adieu, let’s find out who are winners are…

theoblongboxshop1The Oblong Box Shop $100 Gift Certificate: Kimberley Mersman

lolavonrose1Lola Von Rose Vintage-Inspired Handbag of Your Choice: Chelle Busch

atomicswag1TWO Atomic Swag Sweaters: Nikki Slifka

cecipunch1Ceci Punch Lucite Drops Trio: Mandy Calaway

retroglam1Rowena/Retroglam $75 Gift Card: Marisa Simpson

matchaccessories1Match Accessories Mystery Prize: Tracy Hill

nicoleelainevintage1Nicole Elaine Vintage $50 Gift Card: Ellie DeMilt

milushka1Milushka Hot Red Chili Peppers Charm Necklace: Jasmine Clark

heartofhaute1Heart of Haute Dress of Your Choice: Kelly Pollock-Clemett

theambrosiabowl1The Ambrosia Bowl Not Your Babe Brooch Collection: Melissa Cilliers

missfortune1Miss Fortune £35 Voucher: Andrea W.

niccoco1NicCoco Creations Lorelei Fascinator: Melissa

collectif1Collectif £75 Voucher: Vybuian Bui

punkupbettie1Punk Up Bettie Flamingo Sparkly Delight Mini Dots Hair Bow & Flamingo Hearts Delight Earrings: Carlyn Parker

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Let’s not forget to say a HUGE thank you to our sponsors who made this all possible!!!

All winners will be contacted via email and/or Facebook by Wed. Feb 8. Please keep an eye on your inbox & be sure to respond to claim your prize.

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All prizes must be claimed within 7 days of the winners being announced. Any unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and redrawn on the 8th day from the existing pool of entrants.

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Pin Up Persuasion 5th Anniversary Giveaway Bash!

There is no doubt about it, 2016 was one of the most challenging years since I began blogging but thankfully my readers stood by me through thick and thin. The overwhelming love and support while I was sick is truly humbling, I cannot thank you all enough for your kind words of encouragement. We made it to 2017….which is believe it or not, marks 5 years since Pin Up Persuasion began! How time sure does fly by when you are having a blast!

bannerfinalAs a token of my appreciation to the Pin Up Persuasion fans new and old, it’s time to kick off our annual blog anniversary giveaway bash! Let’s begin by thanking all of our incredible sponsors for donating such spectacular prizes…without them, none of this could be possible. Make sure to enter all the prize below, you are eligible to win each and everyone. If you run into any problems while trying to participate, please email me at pinup_persuasion@hotmail.com.

Contest starts at midnight January 11th & ends at midnight February 1st.

Winners will be selected and announced right here on the blog…so make sure to check back to see if you’re a winner!

theoblongboxshop1CLICK HERE to enter to win The Oblong Box Shop $100 Gift Certificate.

lolavonrose1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Lola Von Rose Vintage-Inspired Handbag of Your Choice.

atomicswag1CLICK HERE to enter to win TWO Atomic Swag Sweaters.

cecipunch1CLICK HERE to enter to win the Ceci Punch Lucite Drops Trio.

retroglam1CLICK HERE to enter to win the Rowena/Retroglam $75 Gift Card.

matchaccessories1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Match Accessories Mystery Prize.

nicoleelainevintage1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Nicole Elaine Vintage $50 Gift Card.

milushka1CLICK HERE to enter to win the Milushka Hot Red Chili Peppers Charm Necklace.

heartofhaute1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Heart of Haute Dress of Your Choice.

theambrosiabowl1CLICK HERE to enter to win The Ambrosia Bowl Not Your Babe Brooch Collection.

missfortune1CLICK HERE to enter to win the Miss Fortune £35 Voucher.

niccoco1CLICK HERE to win the NicCoco Creations Lorelei Fascinator.

collectif1CLICK HERE to enter to win a Collectif £75 Voucher.

punkupbettie1CLICK HERE to enter to win Punk Up Bettie Flamingo Sparkly Delight Mini Dots Hair Bow & Flamingo Hearts Delight Earrings.

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All prizes must be claimed within 7 days of contest end. Any unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and redrawn on the 8th day from the existing pool of entrants.

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A Personal Battle ~ Post Surgery Update

Some of you may be wondering why it has been so quiet here on the blog lately and maybe missed my recent updates on social media. With the tremendous support from my readers through the toughest of times, I wanted to give a long overdue update on my health post-surgery and share the exciting changes happening as we speak. I can never say thank you enough for all the love and well wishes through those difficult months, I feel truly fortunate and blessed to be surrounded by so much love! ❤

As many of you know, I underwent surgery this past May to have my gallbladder (Fred) removed along with a very large ovarian cyst (Oliver) after undergoing numerous tests to rule out cancer in the months prior. Both surgeries went well but when Dr. U went to remove the ovarian cyst, she also found that I suffer from endometriosis. Dr. U chose to remove all of the endometriosis tissue to avoid another invasive surgery.

What is it?:“Endometriosis is a disease of the female reproductive system that affects approximately 1 in 10 women worldwide. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial cells, or uterine lining cells, exist outside of the uterus.”

What are the symptoms?:Killer cramps, long periods, heavy periods, nausea/vomiting, pain during sexual intercourse, infertility, etc. Credit: -www.endofound.org

Although I was taken back by the new diagnosis, I was reassured that my endometriosis was not yet severe and they were able to remove it safely. Will it come back…yes, but Dr. U is hopeful to slow the progression of the disease with a proper treatment plan and routine check ups. The positive news is…there was ZERO signs of cancer!!!

The recovery period was brutal in the beginning, I was kept in the hospital for two nights under the great care of the nurses. Although I was anxious to go home (hospital food is even more horrible when you can’t eat solids), I was not prepared for how difficult it was going to be to do the simplest of tasks like sitting, standing, walking, etc. The pain was no walk in the park. The most challenging part was learning my new limitations and not overdo it on the days I was feeling “good”. Although the doctors recommended three weeks rest for recovery, I returned to work after two since I only had so much paid time off and fortunate to have a very flexible workplace that was willing to accommodate my limitations.

Now pain free (WOOHOO!) with Fred and Oliver gone, I am really battling with the aftermath of my body being forever changed. Although you can live without your gallbladder, it serves a very important function and once gone…you’re whole digestion Eco system needs to be re-established from scratch. In a nutshell, I have gained a lot of the weight back that I had worked so hard to lose and finding a lot of my clothes don’t fit right now. This has hit me so hard and I am struggling every day to be patient while my body recovers. Everyone tells me I look great and do not see any weight gain but not being able to fit in my cherished possessions is heartbreaking. I am not giving up…I will not sell my pretties! Currently I am learning more about nutrition to ensure my body gets the proper nourishment and fully intend to start strength training again.

In early June, I jetted off to Minneapolis to spend the week with my best friend Amber. It was bitter sweet to see her again as Amber was my rock through all of the health struggles. Always a wonderful hostess we saw The Beauty & The Beast live, hosted a Fiesta Night with friends, attended my first Speak-Easy, went antique shopping, and hit the drive in restaurant with ‘Ole Vera. This visit was even more special since our great friend Mae flew in for a couple days as well.

Fiesta speakeasy driveinUpon returning home, I knew a lot was about to change but was not allowed to breathe of word to anyone. Back in April, I learned that my work location was closing by the end of summer and they wanted me to relocate to the Toronto, ON location. For years I said no, I would NEVER move to Toronto because of the insane cost of living and not wanting to live in a big city again after Montreal. Although I knew of the closure since April, the company did not make me a formal job offer until late June. Now faced with only two options, being offered an incredible opportunity of a big promotion with more advancement possible or being unemployed and giving up 15 years of my career…the decision although not easy, was crystal clear. My husband is completely on board with the decision since he has been commuting over an hour each way for the past 4-5 years and now will be closer to work once we move. As you can imagine, it has been a whirlwind prepping our home to list it for sale, selling, traveling back and forth house hunting, buying, planning, packing, etc. with only two months to do it all. Everything has finally fallen into place and we will be officially moving into our new home September 23rd. Until then, I will be staying in a hotel three days a week and working from home for two.

06frontexterior 36kitchenIf life wasn’t crazy enough, the hubby and I were in a big car accident on our way home from our cottage vacation last weekend. In total, there were 6 calls involved and we took the brunt of the impact twice. We are very lucky to walk away with minor injuries and our three dogs are uninjured. Unfortunately I will need to do physiotherapy for my knee and neck injuries, but thankful it is nothing more drastic. Needless to say, we were not planning on buying a new vehicle for quite a while after just purchasing a house for three time to cost of our existing home but the insurance company deemed our truck a total loss. We had talked about replacing my car in the next year with a SUV crossover but our plans changed with the current situation and decided to purchase one now. The hubby and I are getting pretty good at juggling everything being thrown at us all at once.

muranoSo this is all to say, I have been very preoccupied with all these changes and about to start a scary but exciting new chapter in our lives. I have not forgotten about all of my readers and among the chaos, I am working on some exciting new projects that are going to be epic but a large undertaking to coordinate. It might be a little quieter than usual while we get settled in our new home but I promise to continue delivering fabulous new content for all of you.

Jessica

 

 

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Pin Up Persuasion 4th Anniversary Giveaway Bash!

With 2015 coming to a close, there have been so many great memories to be thankful for and I could not have done it without all the wonderful readers of Pin Up Persuasion. With each passing year, I find myself growing and learning as I continue my journey in the pinup vintage lifestyle. It is such a blessing to be able to share my passions with fabulous pinups that span around the globe. Four years ago I began a new venture into blogging and I never imagined it would have flourished into something so life changing.

Banner2bAs a token of my appreciation to the Pin Up Persuasion fans new and old, it’s time to kick off our biggest blog anniversary giveaway bash yet! Let’s begin by thanking all of our incredible sponsors for donating such spectacular prizes…they truly outdid themselves this time. Make sure to enter all the prize below, you are eligible to win each and everyone. If you run into any problems while trying to participate, please email me at pinup_persuasion@hotmail.com.

Contest starts at midnight January 4th & ends at midnight February 1st.

Winners will be selected and announced right here on the blog…so make sure to check back to see if you’re a winner!

PinUpPersuasion

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Pin Up Persuasion Dita Von Teese “Your Beauty Mark” Book & Mac Lipstick Prize Pack.

Ains&Elke

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Ains & Elke Style Haus Lorelei Sarong Dress in Midnight Blue Lame.Milushka

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Milushka Cherry Cupcake Necklace & Earrings Set.OrchardCorset

CLICK HERE to enter to win A Corset of Your Choice from Orchard Corset.D&JRetro

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Trio of Erstwilder Brooches from D & J Vintage.Fluff

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Miss Fluff Leopard Lady Original Framed Painting.OblongBox

CLICK HERE to enter to win The Oblong Box Shop Novelty Skirt & Top of Your Choice.Luxulite

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Luxulite Drunken Pink Elephants Brooch & Earrings Set.Retroglam

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Rowena/Retroglam $100 Giftcard.VintagePip

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Vintage Pip $50 Giftcard.MissFortune

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Miss Fortune £40 Giftcard.CeciPunch

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Ceci Punch Nautical Necklace & Earrings Set.BettyLeBonbon

CLICK HERE to enter to win A Custom Betty Le Bonbon Swing Skirt.Erstwilder

CLICK HERE to enter to win A Erstwilder Brooch of Your Choice.AtomicSwag

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Atomic Swag Aloha Tee.zoevine

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Zoe Vine £50 Giftcard.HOH

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Heart of Haute $60 Giftcard.

NicCoco1

CLICK HERE to win the NicCoco Creations Peacock Feather Hair Brooch.PunkUpBettie

CLICK HERE to enter to win Punk Up Bettie Cupcake Glitter Sweet Heart Hair Bow & Brooch Set.Collectif

CLICK HERE to enter to win the Collectif £50 Giftcard & A Pair of Lulu Hun Shoes of Your Choice.

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All prizes must be claimed within 7 days of contest end. Any unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and redrawn on the 8th day from the existing pool of entrants.

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