Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Win a Beautiful Necklace. . .

          Who loves freebies?  Me, me, me!  Who is a pro at adding special offers, links, and photos to a blog?  That would NOT be me.  Not knowing exactly how to do something has not always stopped me in the past, so for your sake—to get something wonderful for free—I will not let it stop me now.   
      My daughter Georgia led me to the Sew Mama Sew web site, which has started a Giveaway Day. Unfortunately, I missed the official day because I had not even told anyone I had started a blog until then, but the fine print says it really lasts all week!  That's good news for you and me.
       You will be glad to know that my prize was handmade by my daughter Bethany rather than me.  She inherited her dad's artistic talent and hand painted this attractive pendant, which looks heavy but is very light weight.  Bethany had so many beautiful choices that it was hard to decide.  Luckily, I settled on this blue and white swirl design hoping it would be more versatile for an unknown winner's wardrobe.  By the way, this "ocean" pendant hangs on a sparkling chain with a claw hook clasp.  You will love it!

Now, the important details:

  • To enter, just leave a comment saying (1) "I want to win," and (2) any topic or current event I could use in my blog.
  • Followers get a bonus entry.  (If you are a follower, be sure to tell me in your comment)  If you are not a follower yet, then just click if you want and become one before you enter!
  • I will randomly choose one winner after the contest closes.
  • This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only (sorry!).
  • The giveaway will close Friday, May 25th, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (or 7:00 p.m. Central time).
  • Be sure to check out  Sew Mama Sew to see the rest of the giveaways.
  • Then check back this weekend to see who the winner is!

62 comments:

  1. 1)I want to win 2)Always looking for ways to be "fair" to siblings with different abilities and challenges.

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  2. "I want to win" (I love the ocean and this would remind me of it!). I think it would be great to talk about ways to encourage siblings to get along, even if they aren't particularly "close" (no Hallmark moments!). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I want to win! unexpected death of an adult sibling.
    mandiprout80 at gmail dot com

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  4. I want to win :)

    Health care and teacher pensions are on my mind right now but I am not sure those are the issues you are looking for. A topic that I have been dealing with this year is the lack of respect students have for authority and one another. There are things they say or do that I would have never thought to say or do when I was there age.

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  5. I want to win!
    You could talk about the role of marriage in families today. :)

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    1. I'm glad you're a follower! I hope you don't mind, but I am replying to your comment to see "what happens." I'm still trying to learn all the bits and pieces of a blog. Thanks again for choosing to follow me (and to everyone else who is following me, too).

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  7. I want to win! I am a grandmother and I would love to read something about the roles of grandparents in the life of young children.

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  8. I want to win!
    How about something on a grandparents influence on grandchildren.

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  9. I want to win. Topics...one post (or more) might be about how you encouraged your daughter's artistic abilities. I'd love to know more about how she came to design the lovely necklace!

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  10. I'm a follower now - best wishes as you launch this new chapter in your world. {That's my favorite color, Bethany!}

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  11. I want to win!! How about grown-up children's changed relationships with parents?

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  12. I think late entries are great! ...and I want to win! It sounds like you have lots of experiences to share. I'd like to know what you're making for dinner for that family of girls! ...or perhaps the girls each take a turn with the cooking?

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  13. I want to win! Ideas: good books to read aloud as a family, adoption

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  14. I want to win!
    I was thinking breast cancer and fundraising
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  15. Oh my, I want to win this. It is so beautiful. I have pale blue eyes and would love to be able to wear this. I think an article about unusual color combinations or popular color combinations would be fun to explore.

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  16. I want to win. I would second with the ABC trio comment add for the twins too please

    wcharp6739(at)att(dot)net

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  17. I want to win! Such a beautiful pendant.

    How the family dynamic is affected and how much parenting can be done when older children are forced to live at their parents' home in their 20s and 30s due to unemployment & the current economic situation / lack of jobs.

    Congrats on starting your new blog & thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

    handmadebytracie (at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I want to win :)

    Possible topic - Fostering children

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  19. Following your blog :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  20. What a beautiful necklace!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. I want to win. I've seen a lot of people asking how to entertain their children in the summer, maybe a blog post with ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  22. I want to win. I would appreciate touching on family dynamics with varying personality types. I have a gifted daughter who is extremely into equality but doesn't understand that her punishments are not going to be the same as her 6 year old brother (she is 10).

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  23. i want to win! well, the topics that are of interest to me right now are getting a 2 year old (who thinks that i am all her mama, even though she has an older sister) to accept the concept that another baby will be here in october - and also how to keep her occupied in the fall when we start homeschooling 1st grade with her sister.

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  24. I would LOVE to win! As for topics, how about discussing families without children. We have a lot of the same struggles, but are ignored because we don't have children and everyone thinks life is a thousand times easier that way. jinglesells at gmail dot cm

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  25. I want to win! You could post your favorite summer recipe!

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  26. I want to win (Props to Bethany)! How to be an excellent grandma. My grandsons 19 months and almost born are moving here in mid june. A little nervous...

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  27. I want to win! And speaking of winning, discussion on when not everyone can win in a house with 4 kids is always on my mind.

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  28. I want to win! I think anything that is encouraging or informative is good. For example, tips to help keep the kids busy during the summer or how you organize your fabric.

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  29. I want to win. Your daughter has a great name :) I love to hear about the day to day of people, the good, the bad, the human.

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  30. I want to win! Can you talk about good parenting books?

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  31. I want to win LOL how about chickens that is what I am into right now.

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  32. I want to win!

    How about how to talk to your child about a friend's parents divorcing?

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I follow!
    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I want to win! A great topic would be how to find balance in your life.

    daydreamhouse (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  35. I want to win! You could talk about balancing nutrition and convenience

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  36. I want to win! Also, I'd love to read a post about how to take everyone's needs (and wants) into account on a family vacation. Thanks! ggross@optonline.net

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  37. (1) I totally want to win and (2) how to get siblings to stop fighting!

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  38. I want to win and how about getting the school system to deliver results like a corporation

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  39. I want to win!!! How about posting about successful ways to travel with children for long periods in the car.

    smcintosh12(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I WANT TO WIN!!!!

    I think a timely subject is education and testing. Right now in FL, the results of the new "harder" testing has been a hot topic. They even went so far as changing the grade scale to make things look better. Is education better now or back in the good old days? I think this would be an interesting topic.

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  41. I want to win. Proper ways of promoting and discouraging behavior in children.

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  42. I want to win. Others have said "balance in life" - that would be great!

    carolinejaco at gmail dot com

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  43. I want to win. I think it would be great to talk about balance in life. =)

    Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize.

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  44. I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I follow you in my Google Reader. My Reader is GENIUS!

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  46. I want to win! Love the blue, very soothing and also is somewhat Van Gogh-esque in the swirls! I think pertinent book reviews / recommendations would be great on the blog!

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  47. I want to win! I don't have any kids but my sister has been complaining lately about how hard it is to eat healthy while working and raising a rambuntious two year old.

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  48. i want to win! i love this - reminds me of the ocean!!

    topic...how to succeed at multi-tasking! :)

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  49. I want to win. :) Maybe ways that stay at home moms can stay connected to other moms.

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  50. I would like to win! (my grandpa, god rest his soul, always made me say I would like instead of I want!! Can't kick the habit now!)

    topic...hmmm...time management for busy families?

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  51. I'd like to win! This is so pretty. Congratulations on starting your blog. I'd like to see encouraging stories for stay-at-home-moms.

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  52. And now I'm following you!

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  53. I'd like to win! I was a stay at home mom for 15 years... home with my older two children and most of my younger two. I am now a nurse , working 3 12 hour shifts a week and I feel like I have lost my "mom" balance and family values. It's really hard to stay focused and engaged in the younger children's activities.
    Thanks to you and your wonderful daughter.
    dyessnewco at aol dot com

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  54. I want to win. Morals, values and ethics and the the erosion of them.

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  55. With nearly 60 entries--all written out on little slips of paper--I have drawn the winner, and it is . . . Mandinga! Congratulations!

    Thank you to everyone who entered. I hope to participate in Sew Mama Sew's next Give-Away-Day contest.

    I hope you return often to my blog--or follow it! Before the night is over, I plan to post "Are You Mom Enough?" Part II. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend.

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  56. I forgot to say thank you for all your blog suggestions!

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