Giveaway – Blue Skies Necklace


Happy 2010! I hope you enjoyed the holidays, and that you were able to find a little time to relax as well!

I did and now I’m ready for more fun and surprises here on the blog. I’ve been thinking about the weekly giveaways, and how I might spice them up a bit for the new year!

I’ll need your help on this! To give your opinions on some of the ideas I’ve been considering – please click here!

And now, on to this week’s giveaway. 🙂

I can hardly believe this is my 59th giveaway! In all that time, we’ve never had a necklace and so to start 2010 off right, here’s a pretty design in blue/aqua.

“Blue Skies”

Blue Skies Necklace

It truly is that gorgeous sky-blue color that you see on a bright sunny day, and it features Czech beads that resemble swirled cinnamon buns! These beads have an iridescent flash on one side, and I’ve accented them with coordinating Swarovski crystals and smaller Czech glass spacers. The metal components are sterling silver and silver plate. The necklace measures 18-1/2” in length and fastens with a pretty toggle clasp.

Contest Rules and How To Enter

Any day you leave a comment on this blog – it is counted as a chance to enter that week’s giveaway.

For example, if you answer today’s question (you’ll find it below!) that will give you one chance.

But if you then come back tomorrow and comment on tomorrow’s post too – you will have earned another chance in this week’s giveaway – so you’ll have 2 chances!

Return on the next day, comment, and add another chance! And so on through the week. When you comment you do not have to mention that it’s an entry in the giveaway. My blog program shows me all of the “comments” as they come in – so I do not miss any of them, and all will count to be entered into the drawing! 😀

The giveaways end on Sundays, so you’ll have a little time to “catch up” if you missed any weekday posts.

Today’s question is:

What tourist attraction in your area have you never visited? It doesn’t have to be a world famous attraction – just a place that visitors to your area usually want to see.

{For us, it’s the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. From all accounts it’s a fabulous place that’s rich in history with wonderful exhibits and photos. (Sir Beads-a-Lot, if you are reading this, let’s go there in 2010!)}

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 the 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 via USPS First Class Mail

All entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on 01/10/10, and the winner will be selected on or about 01/11/10.



Giveaway – Blue Skies Necklace — 148 Comments

  1. I live near Cleveland Ohio and have never been to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Love the necklace; the color is beautiful.

  2. Oh gosh…I can’t think of anything, but that necklace is to die for!!! xoxo

  3. I live in Portland, OR and I have never been to the International Rose Test Garden. My name is Rose and I have never been there, weird right?

  4. I live in Kansas City and I have never been the National WWI memorial at Liberty Memorial which is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to WWI.

  5. I hate to say it but I live in New York and have never visited Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island. I’ve seen it, passed it, etc but I’ve never been to the actual “attraction”!

  6. I live 3 hours by car from the Amazon rainforest and I’ve never actually been there!!! I went once to the border of it but that was it… such a huge shame!

  7. There is local fish restaurant called Uri Bouri.
    It is famous nationwide and people travel miles to eat there but we’ve never been.

  8. I’ve never visited Belmont Park here in San Diego.. there’s a big wooden rollercoaster.

  9. I’d say it would be the new Science Center. I went to the old Science center but they rebuilt it at a new location and it’s been there for at least 5 or 10 years and I haven’t gone. I don’t know why. It has an IMAX, so it sounds pretty cool.

  10. I live in Tasmania, Australia, and The Gorge in Launceston is only an hour from here, and nobody I know can believe I’ve never been there.

  11. I live in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario and I have never been to Casaloma castle. I will go this year for sure!

  12. Hi,
    I have never done the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. It is meant to be fantastic! You can see all of Sydney from up there. My problem is I get dizzy on a step ladder haha.
    Love the necklace.

  13. I live in Washington DC, so there are A LOT of tourist attractions, and I’ve visited many, but have yet to go to Mt. Vernon.


  14. I have never visited Disney, never ever! i’d always wanted to go as a kid, but now, i am not too enthused about it anymore nor are my kids either lol.

  15. Hi Crystal!!!!!
    This necklace is lovely!!!!!!!

    I hope you spend a good holidays with yur family and enjpy Christmas. And I wish you a happy new year!!!!

    I hope nobody in Spain reads me… I have never visited the Sagrada Familia from Gaudí… I think is quite a sin!!!!!!!

    hugs and kisses!

  16. There is an Reinacttment War field near my home and I have never been there but I would love to.

    Wildcat Reinactment War Field

  17. Oh dear, I’m afraid there are lots! Well, not lots of attractions there are lots we’ve never been to. One of them: Mount Washington. I don’t ski, but I’d like to go there in the summer to hike/bike ride!

  18. I live in Mount Airy, NC, which is the birthplace of Andy Griffith. It inspired many things on the Andy Griffith show. There are several Andy-related tourist attractions I have never been too, including a museum, but I have been to Snappy Lunch, because they have delicious Pork Chop Sandwiches and Breaded Cheeseburgers!

  19. St. Louis has a huge festival every 4th of July on the riverfront. I have never been there.

  20. I live in a town of less than 400 people so I think I’ve seen pretty much everything in the area! Down the road about 7 miles is a lovely waterfall and I love to go see that in all seasons.

    By the way, that necklace is fantastic. The colors are so clear and happy.

    Jane S.

  21. I’m near South Bend, and I think a must see is the South Bend Chocolate Co. factory!

  22. I live near DC and have never been to the National Cathedral! It’s just one of those out-of-the-way side trips, and I’m always doing something else specific when I’m downtown. It’s on my 2010 list, though!

  23. And cos I’d really like to win this, I’m leaving another comment.

    Crystal says: Hi Melinda! You earn extra entries in the weekly giveaway by commenting on different posts during that week – only one comment per post!

    In other words, you already left a comment on Monday’s post earlier this week. Now you can add a comment for Tuesdy’s post or for any other post this week. Each one counts as an entry – so that means you could have up to 5 entries in this week’s giveaway.

    Please note: Many of the readers here enjoy seeing the comments – so you must write something more than “I want to win!” 😉

  24. I live in Dallas and have never been to the JFK Museum in Downtown Dallas where he was killed. I have been all around it but never taken the time to see it.

  25. I’ve never been to the Miller Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but I’ve been meaning to!

  26. I have never visited The giant Ketchup bottle in Collinsville, Il. It is about 1/2 hr from my house.

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