Giveaway – Cafe au Lait Necklace

fruitbasketThanks so much for stopping by and welcome to my weekly giveaway!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and that there’s still a little candy left. πŸ˜‰

If you’re like me, it’s going to take a few days to get used to this time change. Even though we gained an hour, somehow I always feel a little off schedule for the first week or so.

Luckily the giveaway is right on time! πŸ˜€ This week I have a pretty necklace that would be especially nice to wear with earthy browns, bronzes, rusts, golds, warm oranges – the Thanksgiving colors! Of course, it’s really neutral enough to blend with a variety of colors in your wardrobe.

Cafe au Lait Necklace


I used some lovely Czech glass beads in a shade of light brown that looks just like coffee with cream. The beads have a glossy finish and little splashes of dark brown and tiny hints of blue. For accents I added Czech glass faceted beads in a muted gold and a rich bronze.

The necklace measures 18-1/2″ long and it fastens with a heart-shaped, gold-plated, toggle clasp.

Contest Rules and How To Enter

This week, you will have up to three (3) chances to enter the weekly giveaway.

You can choose any or all of the following 3 ways to enter:

1st Chance:

Leave a comment answering the first weekly question:

When you’re writing a quick note or a shopping list, do you prefer using a pen or the keyboard?

2nd Chance:

Leave a comment answering the second weekly question:

If you had you own personal chef, describe the meal you’d ask him to cook for you tonight! πŸ˜‰

3rd Chance:

Leave a comment on any other post except this one. You can do it today or another day this week. You do not have to tell me that you left a “comment” on another post. The blog program shows me all of the “comments” as they come in – so I do not miss any of them! πŸ˜€

The Boring Stuff . . .
You must be 18 yrs. old. After the completion of the contest, the name of the winner will be listed here. The winner will also be notified by email. If no valid email address is given at time of entry, or if winner fails to respond to email within 3 days from the time notification email has been sent, the win will be null and void and a new winner will be chosen. The prize will be mailed by USPS First Class Mail.

All entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on 11/08/09, and the winner will be selected on or about 11/09/09.



Giveaway – Cafe au Lait Necklace — 78 Comments

  1. Since I am a vegetarian, I would like a wonderful salad with garlic cheese bread and creme brulee. Thanks, Cindi

  2. Whether I write or type depends on whether I need to take the note with me. If it is directions or a shopping list, I prefer a pen, but if it is a phone number, an appointment, or a single address, I will type it.

  3. Yaaay! I made it, I made it! I’ve been so busy, I thought I’d miss the weekly questions!:D

    But when I have to write a quick note to myself– and you can guess what that entails for me– I use a cheapjack little notepade I bought 3 for a dollar. Or a scrap of paper. I prefer my notebook.

    If it’s a note to any other living being on the planet, it has to be typed. For lo, I am one of the legion of artistic illegibles. Even my signature isn’t legible from one occasion to the next. Look on my handwriting, ye mighty, and despair!

  4. I know what I want for dinner from my hypothetical magical chef! Cochinita Pibil, a dish from my favorite Mexican place that I don’t even think I’m spelling right. Stewed seasoned pork, served with plantain. Oh god, SO SO good, and I have no idea how to make it– certainly not to the delicate balance of flavor that my long-gone restraunt chef could. That’s what I want.

  5. definitely pen/pencil! if i write a shopping list on the computer, i would have to print that – double work (and waste of paper)! i usually just grab a peace of paper that has a clear side (thats recycling, i guess) and off i go!:)

  6. and for dinner – i would have a steak (for me its almost impossible to prepare a good steak at home – believe me, i tried:)) with some salad (with ruccola and pine nut) and watermelon for dessert:)

  7. If I’m just jotting something down quickly, I use whatever’s at hand, which is usually a pen and a post-it. However I guess the keyboard would be much more efficient- I type much faster than I write!

  8. Oh wow, I could only dream of having a personal chef. I’d probably ask them to make me something rich and delicious- pasta in cream sauce, French bread, red wine, and chocolate mousse for dessert. Judging by this, I’m glad I don’t have a chef because I’d weigh 500 pounds! πŸ˜‰

  9. I’d love a personal chef to cook me up some filet mignon, a side of asparagus, and raspberry and goat cheese spinach salad. Yum!

  10. It depends on what kind of note I’m making as to what I would use. Generally, if I’m at work and want to remember something at home or vice-versa, I’ll type out a quick email. Otherwise, I’ll write out a note by hand.

  11. When I jot a note down I use a pencil and usually the back of an envelope. Shopping lists I always write out by hand too.

  12. Even if I had a personal chef, I’m still kind of in the mood for a nice, juicy burger right now- the kind with pepper jack cheese, barbecue sauce, and fried onions on it.

    Yeah, a personal chef is a bad idea…I’d gain a lot of weight.

  13. If I had a personal chef I’d ask him to make lobster with pasta, squash, fresh Italian bread and a chocolate torte cake.

  14. If I had a personal chef I’D ASK HIM TO make me all things pumpkin, because pumpkin makes me feel at home. Although I would want to cook with the chef, especially if he’s sexy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.