Contest: April showers bring summer accessories!

Friday, 19 April 2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

Since Spring is taking its time arriving to many parts of the country this year, we want to bring a little warmth to one lucky winner!

Tell us how the weather is in your area for a chance to win a sunshine-invoking Surfer Mala necklace & bracelet set courtesy of Mala Collective!

To enter, just comment with your region & weather below or tweet it to @annaandkristina tagged with #hurryupspring.

Our contest is now closed

Congratulations Carolyn C. of St. Andrew’s, Manitoba, 

the new owner of our Mala Collective

Surfer Mala Necklace & Bracelet set!

Thank you everyone for entering, and stay tuned for more contests coming up!


Surfer Mala Necklace & Bracelet Set


Inspired by riding waves – whether of the ocean or of gratitude.

Lava: Known for its qualities of strength and clarity. Believed to provide strength (physical and mental) when facing difficult situations. 

Obsidian: For stabilizing and balancing the body. Believed to purify a negative atmosphere and remove toxins. 

Turquoise: Known to strengthen & protect the whole body. Believed to promote the absorption of nutrients, tissue regeneration, and circulation. 

Necklace details:

  • 108 beads at 7 mm each.
  • Hangs 42 cm.
  • Length is approximate as each piece of jewelry is unique.

Bracelet details:

  • Beads are 7 mm threaded on elastic.

Necklace and bracelet are unisex. 





 Contest ends Friday, April 26, 2013, noon PT. A winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries.

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  • Katie

    Red Deer Region, Alberta. Weather is snowy/windy/cloudy/cold!!

  • Natalie

    Vancouver, BC! It’s “misting” raining right now. So no one knows whether to use an umbrella, hood, or just brave it out.

  • Ivana

    Vancouver, BC– rain and more rain! Looking up for the weekend though 😉

  • Carolyn

    Winnipeg, MB…. Still lots of wind, winter and snow here! But it’s sunny today!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bonnie.petten Bonnie Petten

    No snow in Halifax! The sun has been out for ages and the daytime temps are up into double digits (Yes, in Celcius!)!! Cute contest!! I’ve been wearing a short leather jacket for a while now. Gloves at night, though!

  • Guest

    Lloydminster, Alberta. Still snowing! The snow in our yard has finally melted enough that the seat of the swing is finally visible (all winter we have only seen the chains–that’s how deep the snow is!). But it is “looking up” as we are not expecting snow, then rain and snow, then finally +7 next week! Hopefully it stays that way!

  • Margaret

    Deer Lake, Newfoundland. Snow and rain here today. Supposed to be getting some good temps for the next couple of days…Bring it on!

  • April

    St. Johns, NL – it’s cold, foggy and drizzly. HOWEVER – the sun might come out tomorrow, and it’ll be 13 degrees! Tropical!

  • http://www.facebook.com/annie.demill Annie Demill

    Brighton, Ontario …. rain, wind but no snow

  • Crystal

    Calgary, Alberta…..just snowed….supposed to snow again this weekend. Really?? April 20th….spring will be done by the time the snow is gone here

  • olivia

    Coquitlam, British Columbia – Periods of sunshine but mainly rain. Hope we have some nice weather coming soon:)

  • jane

    Just had one wicked storm here in Thunder Bay ON .. got 20 cm of snow and very windy… yuck!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=714895019 Lloyd McKay

    Winnipeg MB with a slight windy chill but nice and sunny all day

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrstljohnson Terry Doyle Johnson

    It’s always H-O-T here in Atlanta and our a/c is out. Thank goodness we had some rain today.

  • brenda cleland

    It is a very late spring. We hit the six month of winter last week (snow). It has been warm though +2 degreees celsius no frost on the windshield (most mornings) the snow for the most part is gone (still some large piles where it hasn’t melted yet). They are calling for a little snow (?) tomorrow low of -7C high of -1C, Sunday is looking promising high of +5C……looks like a heat wave is heading our way. I would love to be the winner of Surfer Mala Necklace & Bracelet Set. Would definetly be a great start to summer (we are skipping over spring this year). Love you guys have watched you since day one (not sure how many years that is but it has been a few). Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stacie.donovan.1 Stacie Donovan

    NewHazelton,BC is sunny and spring is here!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.powley.3 Susan Powley

    Oakville, Ontario here and it is rainy and cold!

  • http://twitter.com/2009Karen Karen O’Brien

    Mount Pearl NL – very chilly and wet at 1:30 am Saturday. Flurries on Friday…not very spring-ish at all! Come on Summer!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.anderson.39904 Rhonda Anderson

    Edmonton, Alberta…chilly, snowy…not very springlike today! But tomorrow I will be in Vancouver where the flowers are blooming!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.t.paul Rebecca Paul

    Fredericton, NB: overcast and rainy and almost warm at 12 degrees C. But spring has been very slow to start here, overcast and cool for days on end.

  • samONT2011

    Yesterday was a lovely summer-ish day, in Ottawa, at 22C, by the evening the temperatures dropped like a rock to 10! And today, Saturday, it is a chilly 6. So in other words, typical spring weather.

  • Diane

    Surrey BC: Saturday morn and the sun is trying to peak out. Cold last night with heavy rains. Great forecast for early next week … can’t wait to feel that sunshine again! 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/dina.dawoud.3 Dina Dawoud

    Waterloo ON: After experiencing a few warm and sunshine filled days, i woke up to find my car covered in snow 🙁 And ended up driving to the mall in essentially a blizzard. Winter needs to take a hike… I can’t wait for summer to grace us with its presence 😉

  • Ashley

    Mississauga, ON – Weather forecast – snow, sun, clouds, patches of blue sky, snow, flurries, windy, some more sun… and COLD. #randomweatherpatterns

  • T & K

    Richmond Hill, Ontario – woke up to snow !!! Cold and windy day – doesn’t seem right we’re one month into Spring !!!

  • JDSutton

    Washington, DC – 4 degrees C this morning! Sun is shining, but it is quite a turnaround from the 29 degrees/90% humidity we had just a couple weeks ago. Miss being home in Vancouver, BC!

  • LAMB

    Timmins ON it’s -13 this morning with 2 feet of snow still on the ground! When oh when will golf season arrive!?!?!

  • Sandy

    Powell River, BC – sunny and warming up nicely!

  • Christina

    Kelowna, BC. Sunny Okanagan?? Yes indeed, but chilly at 10.

  • http://twitter.com/kellyannfricker Kelly Fricker

    Neil’s Harbour, N.S. Still quite cold here, temperature staying around zero and the north wind doth blow!

  • http://www.facebook.com/adamsjudit Judi Adams

    Lethbridge, AB would you beleive snowing! and minus 5. but not much wind thank goodness

  • Rhonda Thistle

    In Mount Pearl, Nl, the weather is starting to feel like Spring. It was 12 degrees this weekend which is fabulous and the snow has finally melted. Come on summer!

  • maryann

    Calgary Alberta…sigh …what can i say ? It’s -3 here now , and with any luck we might get up to the high teens by the end of the week ….. but as they say here , we only have 2 seasons in this city ….Winter and Stampede!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cmsproul Christie McGray Sproul

    I am in Oshawa, Ontario and we had a beautiful Sunday. Sunny and blue skies with a bit of clouds and about 7 Celsius.

  • http://www.facebook.com/merrittvicky Vicky Merritt Carr

    Cool and windy in NB!

  • Tani Cocking

    Cool and cloudy in Calgary today. Missing the blue skies! Longing for spring to arrive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrea.d.hunter Andrea Diment Hunter

    Cool but sunny today in Ottawa, ON. No snow left in the yard. High of 8 Tomorow and Sunny……….Finally:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathleen.m.lyons1 Kathleen McGuire Lyons

    I’m in NW Indiana, about 1 hour outside of Chicago. This past week we’ve had major flooding, but we’ve finally seen that big yellow thing in the sky for the past couple of days. It’s felt more like Autumn the past week, temperature-wise, but I’m not going to complain, as long as the sun is shining!

  • twylaknull

    Depends on where you are within a 5 min radius here in messed up central AB,our city will raining,next town will be snowing,otherwise of city will be sunny and warm. If you don’t like the weather,wait 5 mins cuz it WILL change

  • Lisa Broadley

    Well in Toronto over the weekend we had snow and negative temps but now it’s in the early teens this week. Next week it’s supposed to stay above 20!! I really hope so since I just bought crop pants !!

  • http://twitter.com/cloudberry_blue Carrie

    I’m in Corner Brook NL, it is a chilly -1 (feels like -6), but at least the sun is shining! Can’t wait for the weather to feel like spring!

  • Lysandra Deschenes

    Hi Anna and Kristina!
    I’m in Whitby, Ontario and right now its blue sky’s, sunny with a high of 12 degrees outside! Beautiful for working in the yard and going for an afternoon walk!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joy.k.mills.3 Joy Kelly Mills

    Im in Ottawa, ON – Spring has been slow to come, but i think it is on the verge. I hope so! Need some warmth and more sunshine!

  • http://www.facebook.com/deb.blaxallmordendees Deb Dees

    I’m in St. Thomas, Ontario. It is sunny and 17 beautiful degrees here at 3:30 PM. I hope this keeps up!

  • http://twitter.com/KETelford Kim Telford

    West Central Alberta and we still have at least a foot of snow in the shady part of our yard….Spring, where are you? Snowed most of the weekend.

  • Susan

    Northern Ontario. Need I say more. There is snow on the ground and I wore my winter coat yesterday. But my summer skirts are out and I’m looking for some new accessories.

  • Erin

    Today is the first SUNNY day in two weeks in Vancouver:) I’m excited to start accessorizing spring/summer outfits. This piece would be perfect!

  • Sky Finn-Dunn

    Here in Cambridge Ontario mother nature has been experiencing menopause! We’ve had gorgeous plus 20° days and no more than a week later, an ice storm causing the worst power outage in years! Only to be followed by a few more beautiful spring-esk days! 🙂 I think her moods are finally stabilizing (or her meds are kicking in) lol and we are resuming “regular” spring weather! 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=589470394 Laura Albert

    Here in Lethbridge, AB, it is overcast with possible showers today, sunny the rest of the work week with snow in the forecast for Sunday, AGAIN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Oldzie Rhonda Oulds

    In the buzzing metropolis of Warwick, ON….it is partly cloudy with a temperature of 18 C with a light breeze coming from the SE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lizzie.gosse Lizzie Gosse-Steinberg

    It is beautiful outside today in Hamilton, Ontario

  • http://www.facebook.com/stasiukstoros Sherie Storos

    After a record snowfall the snow is finally melting! It made it to +10 celcius today in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. There is still a chilly wind blowing and there is some overcast developing but otherwise it has been a beautiful day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ali.hunter.37 Ali Hunter

    18 Degrees in Squamish, BC right now… blue skies for as far as the eye can see, with a few fluffy white clouds to break it up a bit… the afternoon winds are high, giving the kiteboarders something to do, and to make it complete our white-capped mountains surround us all like a warm hug, it’s breathtaking! Spring has sprung in Squamish 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/karina.lanting Karina Lanting

    Here in the Fraser valley it’s been
    Gorgeous!! Shorts and a tank today, a mala would have been the perfect accessory 🙂

  • jmkimm@hotmail.com

    Sunny in vancouver

  • Adriane Wolfe

    Only +3 in Winnipeg today but at least it’s sunny!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.b.ogborn Shannon Birch Ogborn

    Delta, British Columbia is beautiful and sunny at the moment!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hovsepian Krista Hovsepian

    Los Angeles… sunny and 27 (but am usually in Toronto or Berlin, which are probably less sunny and warm right now)!

  • http://twitter.com/BigRedsThreads Tanya T

    Langley, BC. It’s a sunny 18 degrees currently 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003560421847 Nancy Lee

    Montréal, QC. Sunny day today! Just put my winter tires away. Can’t wait to pull out the bbq, sunscreen lotion and margarita mix!!

  • http://myediblejourney.com/ Mama B

    I’m in the Niagara Region (Southern Ontario) and we saw some snow this past weekend! It’s gotten more reasonable over the past couple of days, but spring seems to be flummoxed. I fear it’s going to give up entirely and abdicate all responsibility to the heat of summer. *sigh*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316200288 Kim Maurer

    Here in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the weather has been going back and forth the past few weeks between cloudy (and occasionally rainy) to sunny. It’s also been going back and forth between being very warm (up to high 70s degrees F) and down again to lows of 30s and 40s F. So we never know what type of weather it’ll be when we go outside. 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/jan.serben Jan Serben

    Edmonton Alberta, Overcast, grey with snow still on the ground!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316200288 Kim Maurer

    Forgot to mention this in my previous comment (oops)- it’s 52 degrees F and cloudy today, here in Harrisburg, PA.

  • http://twitter.com/heidischedler Heidi Schedler

    In Halifax, NS, it is raining and 11C as I type this. Here’s hoping these showers bring me something special.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dina.dawoud.3 Dina Dawoud

    Waterloo ON: Hi again, so after experiencing a few wonderful warm days of sunshine it is raining 🙁 Looking on the bright side though, it is still gradually getting warmer and i’m thinking that i might actually chance it and do some gardening this weekend 🙂

  • Avril Greer

    I live in Whitby, Ontario. (an hour from Toronto) Spring has yet to arrive! Today is going up to 13 degrees, and it’s to rain ALL day! 🙁 Spring Showers bring May flowers… well, that’s next week!!! I hope so!

    Palm Springs is really looking good!

  • Catherine McCrae

    I’m in Southern, Ontario. Mother Nature seems to still be playing ‘tug-of-seasons’. We had a dusting of snow the other morning, the next day unbelievable (two young guys even walking down the street ‘topless’), and today it’s cold, windy and raining.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spredinsunshine Jeni Free

    I am in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia and it’s a fabulous day…. the sun is shining through the cherry blossoms and shimmering on the ocean! I feel so blessed to have chosen to live in such a phenomenal city! The Ocean is my inspiration and fills me with energy! And the fact that it’s 15 degrees out already doesn’t hurt either 😉 <3

  • Veronique Daoust

    Ottawa ON: Overcast and 14 degrees! So nice out.

  • Amy Smith

    Edmonton, AB a little sunny but still some snow on the ground….

  • Nicole Totino

    York Region: Rainy but at least it is warmer here. LO wants to go splash in puddles! Gotta look at the upside to a rainy day. 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.o.9 Sharon O

    Dartmouth, n.s. rain, drizzle and fog..

  • http://www.facebook.com/siu.fong.73 Siu Fong

    toronto-grey skies and pouring rain.

  • Anita Kelm

    Edmonton. And we are seeing double digit temps for the first time this month!

  • http://twitter.com/RachBaDachel Rach Jackson

    Toronto – grey skies and RAIN!… 9 degrees

  • paula tchen

    Ottawa, cloudy but great weather in the afternoon. Perfect for biking and jogging.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beenababy Valena Davidsen

    Sunny and 10 degrees here today in Calgary. 🙂

  • Renee Depooter

    I’m in southwestern Ontario and the forcast for today is 2 degrees Celcius, with an 80% chance rain/snow. Its gray and raining outside right now, but spring is on the way as the grass is that beautiful emerald green colour right now…come on Spring!!

  • Claire Jordan

    Sunny spring weather that’s supposed to get up to 17 degrees here on Vancouver Island. Breaking out the new summer sandals!

  • Heather

    Cambridge Ontario.
    Grey today and rain… they say chance of flurries. Sun would be nice sometime soon. It seems to peak out every now and then… but not for long enough periods to get out and enjoy it.

    Soon sun soon!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana.silverson Dana Silverson

    Brooklin, ON. Rainy and a cool 10 degrees but April showers bring May flowers! Hope the spring weather keeps up!

  • Joanna Masters

    St. John’s, NL…beautiful spring day…double digits! Great evening for a walk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angie.corkum Angie Corkum

    Conquerall Bank, Nova Scotia. It is 11 degrees, grey and raining. Not very nice out there, but I will take the plus temperatures and rain anyday compared to the snow and cold we are hopefully leaving behind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leanne.denison Leanne Denison

    Greenwood, NS. Colder then normal spring, but finally 12 degrees and rainy today! Feels a bit like spring at last!

  • Miss Angie

    Its sunny and 10 degrees here in Calgary!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carissakelitha.rattansingh Carissa Kelitha Rattansingh

    23 degrees, Sunny with no clouds, Andes of Ecuador, outside of a little town called Baños!

  • Elizabeth Leadon

    Rainy and very windy in Hammonds Plains Nova Scotia.
    But it is above zero, and some of the daffodils will open on the next sunny day……….soon I hope

  • Judy Pelster

    The sun is shining today after 2 days of snow and more snow in Denver, CO

  • http://www.facebook.com/betty.cormier Elizabeth Faust Cormier

    It is pouring rain and 13 degrees C. Miserable here in Orleans ON (east end of Ottawa)!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/erin.kislingbury Erin Kislingbury

    Rain and 5 degrees here in Ajax, Ontario!

  • Karen Del Degan

    rain and 6

  • http://twitter.com/jatinder_kalsi Jatinder Kalsi

    No snow up here in Richmond Hill. Just some rain . . .

  • http://twitter.com/rehheft Rachel Heft

    Here in Ottawa we’ve got light rain and 13 degrees! Could be worse… could be better!

  • Rebecca VanDrunen

    In Surrey BC and enjoying a sunny 25 degree afternoon at the park with my 1 year old!

  • http://www.facebook.com/logan.mckeown.1 Logan McKeown

    It’s 3 degrees right now in Toronto. We hit a high of 11, but it rained ALL DAY :(…Forget spring…I’m ready for summer 🙂

  • Debra

    Still cool in GTA – not really very spring like except for the rain.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peggy.helgesoncrough Peggy Helgeson Crough

    Absolutely gorgeous here in the Shuswap (BC). Trees are covered in blossoms.

  • http://twitter.com/Claudine_G Claudine Gervais

    It snowed today in Winnipeg, and it’s the latest in any April, since records began 141 years ago, that the temperature has not yet reached at least 5C. But the weekend looks promisingly warm!

  • Sophia

    I’m in Toronto and the weather seems to be confused. It was sunny with moderate temperatures on Tuesday and then it was cold and rainy on Wednesday. We are supposed to get a mix of sun and rain today (Thursday) with temperatures ranging from 3C to 9C.

  • Sunny1

    I live just north of Toronto (part of the GTA – Greater Toronto Area) and we had SNOW Wednesday night between 6:pm amd 7 pm. Thankfully, it melted as it hit the ground so at least we don’t have to shovel it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/salina.head Salina Pickens Head

    I live in St. John’s NL and its a cool but sunny day so far. The temperature is suppose to go up to 9. Woo hoo! Thank goodness its not -9.

  • Alison K

    The weather is in my area (around GTA Ontario) is a toss up between the two poems “The Weather Outside is Frightful” & “April Showers bring May Flowers”. We’ve received a mix of cold, freezing rain, a bit of flurries & then a jump to a high of over 20 & sunny or showers! No wonder people are getting sick! The Surfer Mala necklace & bracelet set would be a welcome addition to this time of year … if the weather can’t figure itself out, at least I can have some balance 😉 Thanks!

  • Karen Chamberlain

    Decent spring weather day today in Halifax but I want real heat! Hurry up, Summer!

  • Katelyn Lohr

    I’m from the Lower Mainland of beautiful British Columbia and today our weather is bringing us sunshine and warm spring temperatures! Spring has definitely sprung here!

  • Diane Colonval

    In Langley BC it’s beautifully sunny & warm today!

  • Ei-Leen Ong

    It’s sunny & gorgeous out in Surrey today!


    Cool and 10 degrees in St Catharines, Ontario!

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.zanussi Terry Hallman Zanussi

    Spring might finally be here this weekend. It snowed yesterday in Parry Sound, ON.
    It is just 2 degrees this morning.

  • Wilma Pennings

    We had snow 2 days ago here in the country west of London, ON. Sunday promises to be more spring-like! Yay!

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzanne.arcand Suzanne Arcand

    we had snow rain here in Sturgeon falls ,Ontario ,c’ant wait for the sun

  • Leah

    It’s +7 and sunny here on St. Joseph Island, Ontario! Finally some sunshine!!!

  • Vicki VanMeeuwen

    It’s a cool 7 here in Brighton ON, with peeks of sunshine!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rajni-Kalra/100001817657515 Rajni Kalra

    Edmonton, we’re hoping for +18 today!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000270370417 Cassandra Smith

    North Bay, ON and today it’s sunny for a change

  • Lisa S. Smith

    Prince Edward Island, sunny but chilly

  • Ruth Fox

    Toronto, sunny and spring-like 🙂

  • Julie

    First real day of sunshine after a long winter here in Salt Lake City, UT!

  • niff3r

    currently partially sunny in North Bay, ON

  • http://www.facebook.com/amy.mcgeachy.12 Amy McGeachy

    Our weather is amazingly Westcoast sunny this morning! I can smell the ocean air and the freshly cut grass, and I know that summer is right around the corner! Victoria, BC.

  • Anita

    I’m in Richmond, BC and it’s currently 13 degrees Celsius from where I’m sitting!

  • Joanne Lewis

    Hello from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta! Currently it is 17C, the snow is almost gone, and the sun is shining so it just might be spring. Of course we will get at least two more snowstorms before July, guaranteed!

  • http://twitter.com/sashinthecityca Sasha Dunfield

    It’s a rainy day in Ottawa, Ontario – currently 8C

  • annaandkristina

    Thanks for entering everyone!