Giveaway – “Touch of Spring” Earrings

giftwrapIf it’s Monday – it must be time for a new giveaway and new questions!

Last week’s answers to “Which celebrity would you run away with…” were so much fun! Although some names were mentioned a few times, it was amazing to see the wide variety of choices, overall! Thanks everyone for playing along. 🙂

This week’s giveaway is a reflection of the signs of spring that are just starting to dot the landscape here in New England – and maybe in your neck of the woods, too! The trees are budding and soon new leaves will appear in that gorgeous springtime shade of peridot green.


These “Touch of Spring” Earrings feature delicately etched Czech Glass Leaf beads, Vintage Swarovski peridot aurora borealis crystal teardrops, and contemporary Swarovski peridot crystals. Tiny goldtone beadcaps add a finishing touch, and the pretty earwires are 14k gold plated.
Measurements: Approximately 1-7/8″ long, including the earwires.


Contest Rules and How To Enter

1. For your first chance to win: How about another whimsical question? 😉
Pretend that you are a millionaire and that you’ll be hosting a very elegant dinner party at one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world. The fun part is that you may invite dinner guests from all periods in history! Think of people that you have always found interesting! Which authors, celebrities, historical figures, artists, politicians, clergy, singers, actors, etc. would make up your ideal guest list? Remember you can have guests from the past and the present and you may invite as many as you like – but please choose at least four!

2. For a second chance to win, leave a second comment that answers the question: What is you favourite kitchen gadget??

3. For a third chance to win, leave a comment on any other post on this blog except this one. You can do it today by looking for a post in the archives to comment on, or you can come back during the week and add a comment on any post – old or new. You will receive an extra entry each time you do so.

You can choose any one or all of the above chances to enter.

A valid email address must be given at time of entry. You must be 18 yrs. old. The name of the winner will be listed here after the completion of the contest. The winner will be notified by email. The prize will be mailed by USPS First Class Mail. 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.
All entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on 04/12/09, and the winner will be selected on or about 04/13/09.


Ode to Autumn

Here in New England, overnight temperatures are in the 20’s this week.

Now, that’s chilly!

Autumn is my favorite season. On this frosty morning, it occurs to me that time is running out – winter is about to take over.

So before we are immersed in snowflakes and Santas, here’s a little photo tribute to one of the loveliest times of the year.

Nature's Crayolas  ~ MMM 08

Nature's Crayolas ~ MMM 08

Click on the pictures to make them a little larger.

Now that's relaxing . . .   ~ MMM 08

Now that's relaxing . . . ~ MMM 08

The feet you see belong to my youngest daughter, who was the photographer!

Falling for Autumn  ~ MMM 08

Falling for Autumn ~ MMM 08

Have you ever seen such a colorful carpet of leaves?

Autumn in New England ~ MMM 08

Autumn in New England MMM 08

I especially love the one above. See all those little rays of dancing sunlight?

Peekaboo with an Autumn Sky  ~ MMM 08

Peekaboo with an Autumn Sky ~ MMM 08

Ahhhhh! Well that was lovely.

Now I’m ready to welcome the majesty of winter!