Thursday, December 2, 2010

On the Fourth day of Christmas....

Day 4 of the 12 days of Christmas giveaway!

Today meet (drum roll please ;) Mindy Gledhill!!!!!

Mindy is the creative mind voice and sweet soul behind, well Mindy Gledhill! Her latest Album Anchor is probably one of my favorite albums EVER. I've never purchased an album before where I love ever single song, until I picked up Anchor.




There is something magical about Mindy's music. Like for a moment you can step back into your little girl shoes and dance and spin in the glittering sunshine on a spring afternoon.

Her songs are inspirational, up beat, and positive. I love listening to her with my kiddies, and it melts my heart when Nathaniel sings her songs in is two year old language.



Oh and I should mention much of your jewelry is made while I listen to Mindy and dance around my workbench, hammer and torch in hand. (yes I do keep a fire extinguisher handy)

I had the pleasure of hearing Mindy perform and meeting her twice! As if it isn't enough being an amazing singer, songwriter, musician, Mindy is spunky, down to earth, and so genuine!

Have I gushed enough? Let's get to know Mindy a little better in her own words...
Tell us a little about yourself
The Cliff's Notes version of my bio would be this: Mindy Gledhill is a bilingual, musical, holistic, design obsessed, tree hugging northern California native who now lives in Utah with her husband and two sons.

How did you get started singing?
I started singing when I was a kid. I could hear harmony in all things including the hum of the microwave and the honking horn of the family van. However, I didn't make the high school chamber choir, or musical; nor did I make Women's Chorus in college or Young Ambassadors. No extensive musical training. Some scattered piano and voice lessons and an unfinished music degree. Impressive, right?

What is your favorite song from your album?
My favorite song is "Circus Girl." The time signature is impossible to figure out but still very catchy. Try it!

What is your all time favorite song?
My all time favorite song is "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young. It has been for 20 years now.

What is your biggest goal for 2011?
My biggest goal is to get a few of my songs licensed to TV/Film. I actually just got Anchor licensed to an independent film, so I'm really excited about that. I'll still be working on more licensing opportunities though.

Share a favorite Christmas memory.
I get all choked up when I think back to Christmas morning in my childhood. We had one of those winding staircases and all nine of us kids would sit at the top in tremendous anticipation until Mom and Dad would give us the green light to see what Santa had brought. It was a crazy stampede down the winding staircase with a few casualties on the way down every time.

Thanks for having me as a guest! I love Canela's incredible jewelry. Merry Christmas everyone!Loves,
Mindy Gledhill

Mindy has signed a copy of Anchor for today's winner, and....

They will receive one of her fabulous organic cotton t-shirts, and.....

(photo of T borrowed from portobellopixie)


And today's winner will also receive my initial heart hand made bracelet with your choice of initial! Simple and sweet these little gals will be in my shop later today, I have several ready to ship!!


Now how can you win these lovely prizes?

You will receive one entry per each of the following.
~Head over to Mindy's website and Preview her album you can preview 3 of the songs!!






~Head over to You Tube and watch one of her videos
~become a Mindy Gledhill fan on Facebook
~become a follower of Mindy's blog
~become of follower of this blog
~facebook about the giveaway with a link for others to find it
~Blog about the giveaway for others to find it
~add my button to your blog
~Become a Fan of Cinnamon*Sticks on Facebook

Be sure to leave one comment per entry. Lots of chances to win!!
Winner will be announced tomorrow before day 5 starts!
xoxo
Canela

91 comments:

The Deming Four said...

oh wow! love her! I previewed all her songs and she sounds like the innocence mission and also like the weepies - have you listened to them?

The Deming Four said...

watched her video "hourglass" on Youtube and loved the effects!

The Deming Four said...

Joined Mindy on FB!

The Deming Four said...

I'm a fan of cinnamon sticks on FB

The Deming Four said...

I have your button on my blog!

Shanny said...

I love Mindy & go to her website daily! I blogged about her not too long ago myself!

Shanny said...

I watched her video on You Tube & love it!

Shanny said...

I am already a fan of Mindy's on Facebook!

Shanny said...

I follow Mindy's blog every day!

The Deming Four said...

I'm a follower of your blog too!

Shanny said...

I became a follower of Cinnamonsticks today after I found it! I love it!

Shanny said...

I have Facebooked about the drawing with a link!

Shanny said...

I blogged about the drawing today with pictures!!!! I want it!

Shanny said...

I added the your button to my blog right under Mindy's!

Shanny said...

I became a fan of yours on Facebook!

JoEllen said...

I follow your blog...

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JoEllen said...

I visited Mindy's website...

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JoEllen said...

I watched a youtube video...gorgeous voice!!

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Polish'd Cindy said...

I am a follower of this blog

Polish'd Cindy said...

I watched a Mindy Gledhill video on youtube

Polish'd Cindy said...

I am a cinnamon sticks follwer on facebook

Polish'd Cindy said...

I became a follwer of Mindy's blog

Cherry Blossoms said...

I have been hearing so much about Mindy and I totally want her cd...she has a gorgeous voice...so glad I went to her site and previewed her songs! Love her!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

Watched her "Anchor" video via YouTube!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow Cinnamon Sticks blog!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I requested to be Mindys Friend via Facebook!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

Follow Mindys Blog as Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I 'Like' Cinnamon Sticks Jewelry via Facebook {Rob n' Ki Smith}

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I have your button:
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Mimi said...

Love these Christmas songs. Her voice is so refreshing.

Cherry Blossoms said...

blogged:
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Mimi said...

Hourglass makes me cry. Everything I wish to say to my g-son.

Shelley said...

I previewed the songs and they are so great!!
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Shelley said...

I watched the Anchor video, it's fabulous!
shelpowl(et)telus(dot)net

Shelley said...

I follow Cinnamon Sticks!
shelpowl(at)telus(dot)net

Shelley said...

I like Cinnamon Sticks on facebook!
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Summer said...

I *love* this album....I bought it on iTunes because I couldn't wait for the CD to be mailed! So, yes, I've previewed all the songs!

Summer said...

I follow her blog :)

Summer said...

Oh, I've watched her cute videos on YouTube!

Summer said...

I "Like" you on FB :)
summerflood at me.com
(I guess I should have left my email addy in those other comments, too...sorry about that...)

Summer said...

I follow your blog, too! (summerflood at mac.com)

Summer said...

I became a fan of Mindy on FB!

summerflood at mac.com

NYBrowers said...

Watched Mindy's Video on YouTube

NYBrowers said...

Sent friend request for Mindy on Facebook

NYBrowers said...

Following your blog

NYBrowers said...

Follower of Mindy's blog

cindy said...

Wow! She is amazing! Glad you introduced us to her. I will be getting her album for sure {unless I win it her}! Previewed all her songs, and Hourglass was my fav!

cindy said...

joined Mindy on FB!!

cindy said...

I went to Mindy's blog for the first time today! Will be a follower for sure!

Dawn said...

i follow your blog

Dawn said...

i'm a fan on facebook

Alexandra said...

I'm a FB fan!

Alexandra said...

Watched the video. What a talent!

Alexandra said...

I follow your blog

Alexandra said...

Following Mindy's blog now too!

Jensamom23 said...

Oh, I love her music! I am a follower of yours, Canela. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jensamom23 said...

I am a Facebook Fan of yours. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jensamom23 said...

I sent a friend request to Mindy of Facebook! Love the music...and the jewelry. Thanks!

Dana at StrawberryTart! said...

I Love Mindy! I am Facebook Friends with her

Dana at StrawberryTart! said...

I have listened to her preview songs!

Dana at StrawberryTart! said...

I have watched her videos over and over on YouTube!

Dana at StrawberryTart! said...

I became a fan for Cinnamon Sticks on FB

Dana at StrawberryTart! said...

I have followed Mindy's blog for quite some time now. :)

Dana at StrawberryTart! said...

I am now a flower of your blog too!

Anna said...

Her videos are incredible...the aesthetic of her anchor video is deeevine!

Anna said...

I've been following Mindy's blog for some time now!

Anna said...

Your blog is FANTASTIC and now I am a follower!

Anna said...

I previewed Mindy's song on her site!

Anna said...

I'm a fan of Mindy on facebook. I love that you included an interview with her with the post.

Blanca said...

I follow your lovely blog!

Thanks!

blancacarlson@live.com

Blanca said...

I'm a facebook fan of cinnamon*sticks!

Thanks!

blancacarlson@live.com

Blanca said...

I'm a facebook fan of Mindy Gledhill!

Thanks!

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Hayley said...

Sounds like an amazing album. I've tried to buy it here in the UK but can't find it anywhere! :(

Hayley said...

P.S I'm a fan of Mindy on Facebook and follow her blog too :)

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Love her song Whole Wide World.
Shannon

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I follow your blog.
Shannon

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I follow you on FB

Jennifer said...

I previewed her album - I would love to have it!

Jennifer said...

I added her blog to google reader.

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog.

Jennifer said...

Your button is on my blog.

Jennifer said...

I am a FB fan.

notnearlyenoughthyme said...

A FB fan for ages - love her all the way in Australia :)

Nadine said...

Love the music...I would be inspired to create beautiful things too listening to her!! just listened to hourglass on youtube.

Nadine said...

just previewed her songs, and they are awesome. i love piano/voice! thanks for introducing her.

Diane said...

I follow your blog!!

Diane said...

I follow your blog!!

Diane said...

I am a fan on facebook!!

Diane said...

I have your button on my blog!

Angela D. said...

I follow your blog!

Mindy Gledhill said...

Dear Canela, Thanks so much for the awesome post and for featuring me on your blog! I love your jewelry!