Tuesday, November 1, 2011

words {fifth giveaway}

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

for me, November is a month of words. 

my days become measured by word counts and how many cups of coffee i have sipped in an effort to churn just one more scrap of inspiration from my worn author's mind. 

Item No. 1
for so many of us, November is marked by 50,000 words and thirty days of writing the most mismatched, glorious novel that we could ever have envisioned. 

words are a powerful thing. they share. compel. delight. romance. intoxicate. create. i'm in love with the written word. are you?

in this theme of words and beautiful things, November's giveaway is a lovely collection of four stunning items from three generous shops and three wonderful women. 

i cannot truly convey my gratitude toward Blaine {Lori}, happydeliveries {Lori}, and coffeedripsart {Beka} for all they have done to make this giveaway such a beautiful thing, both for each one of you, but for me, as well.
Item No. 2

Item No. 1: shabby chic rose locket from Blaine

Item No. 2: Eiffel Tower earrings from  Blaine.

Item No. 3: 11x17 pewter grey Hellen Keller quote print from happydeliveries

Item No. 4: 11 x 11 hand-painted quote artwork from coffeedripsart

{here is how to enter to win one of these beautiful items. please leave each entry as a SEPARATE comment, and please leave your blog address or email address in at least one of the comments.}

Item No. 3
Life is either a daring adventure
or nothing
(IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are one of my lovely international readers...i.e. not from the United States...please comment as such in one of your entry comments. This giveaway is certainly open to you, as well, but one of these shops is not an international shipper. Many lovely thanks!)


Entry No. 1 (mandatory): what is your favourite word and why? (+1)

Entry No. 2 (mandatory): follow this blog and put the new and improved button on your sidebar. (+1)

Entry No. 3: blog/tweet/Facebook about the giveaway, and leave a link to your post/tweet/blog post in the comment. (+3, one entry per and one comment per, please)

Entry No. 4: visit Blaine and comment with your favourite item from the shop. (+1)

Entry No. 5: visit happydeliveries and comment with your favourite item from the shop. (+1)

Entry No. 6: follow Beka's blog, leave a comment on one of her posts, and then leave the link to the post in a comment. (+1)

Item No. 4
The most important thing is life is to learn how to
give out love and to let it come back in.
Entry No. 7: purchase an item from one of the shops. {+10 entries per purchase; MUST BE VERIFIED before entries will be accepted}


words are precious. 

whether you're taking part in NaNoWriMo, or if you're just learning to walk this path of expressing oneself through the written word, never forget just how important words are. they can cut, they can heal 

use with care. 

never forget to love. 

this giveaway closes at midnight CST on November 30th, 2011. winners will be drawn using Random.org and will be announced in the next two days. winners have 48 hours to accept their prizes, or new names will be drawn.

62 comments:

  1. my favorite word is together. i think it's because there can be so many scenarios taken out of that word. boy and girl, mother and father, sister and brother. but they're all together.
    -jocee <3

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  2. i follow your blog! and your new and improved button is on my sidebar! :))
    -jocee <3

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  3. i tweeted about the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/#!/shessoloverly
    -jocee <3

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  4. my favorite item from Blaine's shop is the Elizabeth Taylor Photo Frame Necklace. so elegant :))
    -jocee <3

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  5. my favorite item from happydeliveries's shop is the "be your own kind of beautiful" poster in pink :))
    -jocee <3

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  6. One of my favorite words is 'exclaim'. Why? It implies excitement! And who doesn't love excitement??

    Moe

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  7. I follow your blog and in a few short minutes your blog button will be on my sidebar :)...

    Moe

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  8. a favourite word? wowee sister, that's a hard one.
    I think it's "eh bien". which is technically 2 words, and it's french, but I love it all the same. beautiful giveaway!

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  9. I follow and have your button on my sidebar!

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  10. I have a lot favorite words, so it took me a few minutes to think of one! I'm going to go with the word "cryptic." It means "having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure." I love mysteries (in books and occasionally in real life), and that word just goes hand-in-hand with mysteries :)

    Oh, and I loved what Jocee said!!

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  12. i tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/missmrachelb

    (sorry, mistake in the above comment...)

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  13. my favorite word is... amor. does it have to be english? /:)

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  14. i follow you and have your button!

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  15. tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/Cubette1/status/131435199467753472

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  16. My favorite word is "love". That's my favorite word because love is for everyone. For those who are being abused/or/bullied, for married couples, for Christians, for non-Christians. Everybody can feel and have love, even if they don't.

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  17. I am a follower, and I put your button on my sidebar.

    www.hangingon-alli.blogspot.com

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  18. I posted about the giveaway!!
    http://hangingon-alli.blogspot.com/2011/11/word-themed-giveaway.html

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  19. I really love Blaine's wishbone necklace!

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  20. I really like Happy Deliveries "Wherever You Go, Go With All Your Heart" (black print). This would be a great reminder for me, as I'm on my musical journey.

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  22. I left a comment on one of Bekah's posts.
    http://miraclesdontbreakthelawsofnature.blogspot.com/2011/10/friends-dresses-and-rainy-night.html
    I am also the newest follower of her blog

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  23. I'm entering your amazing contest! I don't really have a favorite word, since there are soo many wonderful ones, but I'd have to say one of my favorites is the word "dapple," because it is an interesting word that you don't hear so often nowadays. And it's fun to say! And it reminds me of the pattern of light on a wall when it streams through the branches of trees :)

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  24. I follow your blog, and have your button on my sidebar :)

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  25. I went to Blaine's shop, and I really like her gold leaf earrings.

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  26. I liked the Go With All Your Heart Letterpress poster (teal) from happydeliveries.

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  27. I commented on Hold On, Love
    http://miraclesdontbreakthelawsofnature.blogspot.com/2011/10/pumpkin-butter-cake-and-life-surprise.html

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  28. My favorite word? Coffee. And not just because it's my favorite drink. Because it holds so many memories of days at my grandparents house, stealing drinks out of their cups and putting in two scoops of creamer and three of sugar.

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  29. I follow you, and your button is on my sidebar!!

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  30. I blogged about it!

    http://forgottenpaperairplanes.blogspot.com/2011/11/rachels-word-giveaway.html

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  31. I Facebooked about it!!

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=315863525096437&id=100002447575482

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  32. My favorite thing from Blaine is the Hedwig earrings.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70044739/mr-owl-hedwig-harry-potter

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  33. My favorite item from happydeliveries is the So Many of My Smiles Begin With You poster.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/82968007/poster-so-many-of-my-smiles-begin-with

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  34. I follow Beka's blog, and I commented here!!

    http://miraclesdontbreakthelawsofnature.blogspot.com/2011/10/el-eye-eff-ee.html

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  35. My favorite word is Futterwacken, though, Jabberwocky comes close in second place. And I really don't know why. Maybe because they are so alice-y words, you feel special useing them?

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  36. I follow you, and your button is ony my bloggy.

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  37. My favorite from Blaine is:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58261087/rock-paper-scissors-childrens-game

    So sweet.

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  38. My favorite from HDs is:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65808863/i-can-letterpress-print-spring-green

    Reminds me of my favorite quote: "I think, therefore, I am".

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  39. i looove this! so exciting!!

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  40. my current favorite word is 'conspire'. It has such an air of secretly planning a surprise party for someone. :)

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  41. and I follow this blog!

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  42. Oh I love the swallow necklace at Blaine's! Swallows are one of my favorite birds.

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  43. I had to really think about what my favorite word is, and while I could never decide on just one, there is one that I love. hello. so simple, so necessary, so beautiful.

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  44. Of course I follow you, and your button has long been part of my favorite blogs list. (:

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  45. Really love this from Blaine: http://www.etsy.com/listing/83099057/hot-air-balloon-wizard-of-oz-dorothy

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  46. From happydeliveries--this is lovely: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78188917/letterpress-poster-one-in-a-million

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  47. Favorite word. Wow, what a question.
    Life.
    Just life. It's beautiful, messy, happy, hard, strengthening, lifting.... just life. Serving God and others.
    I have been blogging since 2008. Almost every single one of my blog names have included the word Life. Which I just realized a few weeks ago.

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  48. I love this from Happy Deliveries:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/76852305/poster-i-knew-you-letterpress-print-dark

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  49. Love this from Blaine:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/74874413/love-i-love-you-heart-of-glass-blondie

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  50. My favorite word.... that is a difficult question... I think it would have to be possible... "But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Mathew 19:26

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  51. Tweeted it :https://twitter.com/#!/phosgraphe (1)

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  52. Tweeted it :https://twitter.com/#!/phosgraphe (2)

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  53. Tweeted it :https://twitter.com/#!/phosgraphe (3)

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  54. My favorite word--oh, it differs. But one of my favorites will always be "butterfly.." it is just so cute and lovely! I also love "serendipity," "mollycoddle," and "mirror." :)

    ~Lucia
    {you know how to contact me}

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  55. Favorite word? Goodness, that's a difficult one. Word's are definitely a passion of mine...and when I take the time, placing them together in ways that I'm proud of is one of my greatest pastimes. :) I'd have to say one of my favorite words is "inexorable". For me, it is a perfect summation of God's control over life and seemingly impossible situations. Somehow, even the greatest impossibilities become feasible when you bring God's inexorable plan into the picture.

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  56. P.S. I realize the giveaway is closed ... I just figured I'd comment anyways, seeing as you presented such a great question. :)

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  57. such a nice blog :)
    I will be a regular visitor after this one! I really liked it!
    I love this website blogspot.com it's so amazing. I bumped into this great post dramaticelegance.blogspot.com which is really cool!
    I think we can share our thoughts and ideas and get connected here!

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  58. I forgot, I really wanted to share this site with you all. it seems cool: favoritewords.com, it's relevant here and I think we can connect to each other by using our words. Plus, it's free so probably worth trying.

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I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon