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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I suspect a lot of you have heard of I Heart Daily, which talks about fashion and music and makeup and even jewelry--which leads me to this week's contest.

A while back, I Heart Daily talked about some necklaces, and I followed one of the links and stumbled across this:

How cute is this? And it's even got a compartment inside where you can put a picture or a little note or well--a secret. And I love that! So I thought I'd get one, and then give it to one of you!

So, for a chance to win this necklace, which not only is completely adorable, but can carry something close to your heart, just leave me a comment telling me about a moment or a person that matters to you. (One moment I always carry with me is the day my husband proposed to me. He was so nervous he could barely get the words out--and I'd gone with him to pick out the ring! It was adorable and amazing and it's truly a moment I treasure.)

Leave your comment (and make sure I've got a way to contact you) by midnight EST this Friday, February 27th, and then I'll pick one winner at random and that person will get the necklace! You can only enter once, but you can enter if you live overseas and/if you've won something from me before. (And if you want to see more pictures of the necklace, or check out others made by the designer, just go here)


Blogger Lindsay said...

A person that matters to me is my Aunt Linda who has become more like a friend to me in the last few years. Whenever I had issues in school or later when I was dating, she always took the time for me and when I was a kid, she never treated me like one. Sometimes I jokingly call her my therapist, but I know I can always count on her to be there to listen to me when I need someone to talk to.

February 24, 2009 10:22 AM  
Blogger Letter Garden said...

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February 24, 2009 10:40 AM  
Blogger Letter Garden said...

It's gorgeous!
A moment I'll never forget. It happend at a book fair '06. I went to a signing session of my most adored artist. I hyperventilated and bowed like 100 times. Here's a memento of that very moment. img3.imageshack.us/img3/8600/685722gross1.jpg

February 24, 2009 10:42 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Oh gosh it's so pretty!

February 24, 2009 11:04 AM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

a moment i will always treasure is when my little sister was born. I was already in college and far from home but I got the call in the middle of my freshman english class and ran out in the hall and talked to my stepfather. thank goodness for cell phones!
best part, when I went back in to class the professor yelled at me for answering my phone during her class, when I told her why she said that was an acceptable excuse and congrats. it was pretty funny

February 24, 2009 11:48 AM  
OpenID Shani said...

This is going to sound silly, but a moment I hold very close to my heart is the very first time my boyfriend held a door open for me. No one had ever done something like that for me, and when he did it took me completely off guard. I never thought there were actually boys in this world that actually did that! We've been together for almost 5 and a half years now, and I'll never forget that one little moment.


February 24, 2009 12:17 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

This is ADORABLE. Eee. Thanks for the contest!

Something that's close to my heart? Well, I have this really great picture of me as a baby, being held by my dad. I'm looking up at him with this completely adoring expression. I love it, and I think it would be the perfect thing to put in this necklace. Here's to hoping I win! If not, I might buy one myself. :P

February 24, 2009 1:59 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

What a gorgeous necklace!

This is a hard question...I kind of feel like I'm still waiting for such a defining moment in my life. One thing that I always cherish are my young cousins, just because they are so loving and they always tell me I am their best friend (which thrills me!)

February 24, 2009 2:17 PM  
Blogger val said...

A moment that i always look back on is when I saw this guy that i liked. I liked him my sophomore year in high school but then he left the next year. Then during my senior year I went into the office because that is where i was a TA and he was waiting in there to talk to a counselor. I had to walk past him, and when i did he started talking to me. He asked me where my ipod was ( because if you know me then you know that i cant go anywhere without it). I thought that was so nice that he remembered something like that about me and i didn't even use to have it out that much when we were in the same class. He was the nicest and Funniest guy that i knew.


February 24, 2009 3:32 PM  
OpenID Stephanie said...

Hey! Remember me from the Windsor Park Library? Well, my godmother, Aunt Rose, is the person that matters to me the most. She has been there for my family and I ever since I was little (and probably before that). She never says no to anything that may come her way. I love her very much and she will always have a space in my heart (the necklance, too, of course).

You can contact me at dncr810@aol.com

Thanks a million!!

February 24, 2009 5:25 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

This might sound silly to some people but...one of the moments I always replay in my head and make me smile was my freshman year. It was before sixth period and all my friends and I were just talking outside of our classrooms. My sophomore friend randomly introduced me to her friend--a boy. I said hi, but I never gave it much thought. I never gave much thought of why my friend would introduce me to him--and not my other friends who were there. Then after school, I was waiting with my friend and the guy suddenly came up to me to say hi.

So, trying not to get into much detail and cutting it short...just the memory of that day has always been precious to me. The guy payed attention to me. Not my pretty friends and especially my one friend who guys always fall for. Just the thought that somebody looked at me and the effort he put into to build a relationship with me, made me feel...better; beautiful. Especially when no guy has ever paid attention to me like that.


February 24, 2009 8:53 PM  
Blogger Ariel said...

A person who really matters to me is my best friend. Even though she moved to the other side of the planet, we still keep in touch and I know that she's always there for me, no matter what.

It's a gorgeous necklace. *Drools* I think I might buy me one of those.

February 24, 2009 9:34 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

My precious moment isn't even about a human, it's about a dog. A wonderful inspiring dog. Pickles not only survived being abandoned during Katrina, she survived being handed to several different shelters for close to a year before she came to me.

Why her, what makes her stand out above all the rest? She's a working dog for the Deaf. I'll never forget the moment I opened the door and her trainer was waiting on the other side with her. It was the beginning in so many ways of finally accepting the silence of being Deaf. She's my miracle worker, she helped me heal inside and out.

I know she's not a human; but because of her I learned to trust other people, to keep love alive inside. The necklace is beautiful. I would keep some of her hair inside, for that fateful day she wasn't with me anymore, to remind me what courage is all about.

Thanks for the opportunity. (Hugs)Indigo

February 24, 2009 9:42 PM  
Blogger granolagirl said...

I feel like I've had a lot of special moments, like every time I've gotten a pet (especially my dogs!), and when I saw Jimmy Eat World live and I was about ten feet away.

February 25, 2009 3:20 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

The moment that matters to me most is when I accidently stumbled across a rock when I was walking and practically pushed the person right in front of me down.I was apologising over and over and saying how clumsy I am and all that.And it turns out that that person is the one that I've been crushing on for years.Before that,I was invicible to him.Since that little incident,I have been going out with him.He finally notices me!EE!

February 25, 2009 4:02 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

This necklace is totally gorgeous, thanks for the generous giveaway! One person that matters to me the most is my mom, because we are seriously so close, with a great mother-daughter relationship but also as best friends. I trust her more than anything and I would do anything in the world to make her proud and happy.

Please enter me for this lovely necklace.

February 25, 2009 12:41 PM  
Blogger monica said...

I think that moment would be the night before i first started college. I had just recently gotten well my first boyfriend and we decided to hang out all day. I was a nervous wreck because college seemed huge and scary. We ended up sitting out on my porch and talking until who knows when about everything and anything. I think the thing I can remember the most was we\hen we saw a shooting star and he closed his eyes and made a wish and told me he wished that this moment would never end. I remember that is the moment that I truly knew I loved him.

February 25, 2009 2:12 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

A moment I'll always remember is when my husband proposed to me, at my grandparent's 50th anniversary party.

February 25, 2009 2:33 PM  
Blogger jocelyn said...

My moment is the one when I opened the package that had the ARC of RED (the book I contributed to) inside. It was amazing!! Plus, super awesome necklace.

February 25, 2009 4:23 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

My most treasured moment was when i was in girl scouts ansd swam with a dolphin. the necklace is beautiful btw

February 25, 2009 4:31 PM  
Blogger Diana Dang said...

Wow, that locket is lovely.

I cherish my parents. They may nag me and put me down a lot but I know they are doing it to motivate me to do better. After all, they want their daughter to live have a life of happiness.

February 25, 2009 5:52 PM  
Blogger La Pagina de Mona said...

i'd love to be entered it is so cute!

my email is badwan_292@hotmail.com

February 25, 2009 7:00 PM  
Blogger kaymf said...

The person that matters to me the most is my best friend Krista. I don't know what I'm gonna do next year without her when we both go off to different colleges.

February 25, 2009 7:04 PM  
Blogger Bookworm said...

Gorgeous necklace, enter me to win, please! A person who matters to me is my mom because I love her and couldn't live without her! (:
ebcella AT comcast DOT net

February 25, 2009 8:02 PM  
Blogger purplg8r said...

My most treasured moment is when my boyfriend and I first started dating. We had plans to go out to dinner the Wednesday I got back from a cruise (on a Sunday). But when I was able to check my messages when we docked, I had a message that he rambled on about how he knew that he was supposed to be smooth and not ask for a date the same day that he called but that he missed me and wanted to know if I would go see a movie with him that night. That was the one time my Mr-Smooth boyfriend actually sounded nervous throughout our whole relationship!

February 25, 2009 10:03 PM  
OpenID bookmoochgirl said...

A person that matters to me is my best friend from high school, Donna. We became really close in our sophomore year. We were practically joined at the hip! All those late-night phone conversations and hanging out after class were experiences I would never trade for anything else. High school became more tolerable because we were friends. I could tell her the silliest things and she never judged me, and vice versa. I still haven't found that someone who I can talk to like I talked to Donna.

We went to separate colleges and saw less of each other. She found new friends, as did I. But what I loved about our friendship was that no matter how long we hadn't seen each other, when we did talk it was like we just saw each other the day before. We could never run out of things to talk about.

Just a few years later I received the most terrible news that she had a brain tumor. I immediately went to see her at the hospital and it was so great to see her. She looked really happy and healthy. And then the following morning she fell into a coma. Less than two weeks later she passed away. All of our high school friends say I was lucky to have that last day with her as everyone else weren't able to visit her while she was still conscious and alive. I like to think she waited for me before going. She passed in 2006. She was only 24.

I carry her in my heart always. I'm lucky to have had her in my life no matter how brief.

The necklace is really beautiful. Thank you for the contest. I loved reading other people's comments. It feels good to know about which memory or person they treasure. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share mine.

mournfields AT yahoo DOT com

February 26, 2009 11:20 AM  
Blogger Little Willow said...

When I was three, my mom brought me into the kitchen and opened a box, and I saw a beautiful Siamese kitten. Twinkie became my best friend, my four-legged daughter.

February 26, 2009 11:28 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

what a fun and thoughtful contest! thank you - and thanks for offering up the gorgeous necklace too!

a moment i will always carry close to my heart is my first kiss with my husband. we worked with each other allllll summer at camp, and were good little workers and did NOT start our relationship until camp was over. we were obviously crushing on each other, developed feelings for each other...but still had to wait! needless to say, the waiting and the really getting to know each other before our first kiss made it super-duper memorable and wonderful. i could literally feel the electricity and emotion passing between us as we leaned in...

thank you for the opportunity to re-live that moment! it's one of mine (and his) faves.

lisaschensted at gmail dot com

February 26, 2009 2:52 PM  
Blogger Debdesk said...

Please include me in your drawing. One moment that is close to me heart is when my son called and told me I was going to finally be a gradma.

February 26, 2009 7:53 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

Well, a person that matters to me very much is my close friend Diana. I can talk to her about anything. She's the calmer one while I'm the crazy one. I won't always have her in my life because she's moving back to her home soon. I'm just glad to have her as a friend.


February 26, 2009 8:03 PM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

a person that matters to me, and it's probably very stereotypical, is my mother. she does everything for me, always knows how to make me feel better, and even when she doesn't care, i can tell part of her still does.
my favorite moment is when my friends told me to meet them somewhere, and never came. it started raining, and my phone died.
i walked to my mom's work and she just left and brought me home.
i felt so much better by the time i got home.


February 26, 2009 8:07 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Alice Book said...

A moment I will always treasure is when I held my little sister for the first time.
A person I treasure is my Mom, who is an awesome person and, even if I don't want to admit it, one of my best friends.

February 26, 2009 9:04 PM  
OpenID samsadreamer said...

A memory I'll always carry with me is the day I got my dog. We saved her from the pound (through PetsMart) and a horrible lady almost got her, but we were blessed.

February 27, 2009 10:07 PM  
OpenID Anatole said...

Oh, God, I'm always one day late on this. But I'm going to do it anyway, even though it doesn't count!!
One person that matters the most to me is my grandfather. He and I share the same birthday (February 27), which doesn't happen very often. It's unique, and makes me feel close to him, even though he's passed on.
He used to drive five hours every two weeks with my grandmother to come visit us. I'd go to school in the morning, and there he'd be, waiting outside for me when I got home. I'd run out of the bus and into his arms, and he'd call me "chicken," his nickname for me.
When I was a baby, he'd stay up all night with me, rocking in a rocking chair, so my parents could get some sleep. He came to every one of my dance recitals, and I saw him or talked to him almost every day until he got sick in 2002.
Then began 3 years of sickness, hospital visits that sometimes lasted the whole day, and heartache. His heart was failing, and he had several strokes. Each time he'd close in on himself a bit more, talking less and losing a bit of his memory. My grandmother cared for him the best that she could, but she eventually decided to put him in a nursing home, tired, and thinking that he would get better care than she could give him. He didn't.
The nursing home abused him, going against his diet. We found him one time, having fallen out of his wheelchair, in direct view of the hallway, and no one was doing anything. He went back to hospital, where he died.
My family was there to see his last moments, and then a whirlwind of calling hours, a funeral, and grief went on.
Almost 4 years later, I still remember him: coming home from school, sneaking into my grandparent's room in the morning to talk with them, and playing board games almost every day of our visits. It was our birthday yesterday -- I turned 15, and he would've been 89 -- and I can't help but to remember him. He meant a lot to me, and still does.

February 28, 2009 3:29 PM  

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