gratitiude giveaway...

My Etsy shop has been open for 6 months now and it has exceeded my expectations. I set a few little goals for myself for the first year and I've now passed all of them (new goals being formulated now).  I can't explain it, but it's really just the loveliest feeling and I am ever so grateful. 

Grateful for so many things right now:

- for every person who stops by my shop, whether they purchase something or not.
- for the Etsy powers-that-be who have put me in 2 "Etsy Finds" e-mails already (big shop boost)
- for making it to the front page several times
- for each person who comes to read my blog and leaves a comment - the connection is a true gift
- for being raised by parents who are generous, loving and present in my life
- for friends both old and new (that's all of you!)
- for music
- for sunsets and rain and flowers
- for a body that walks, sees, smells, hears, tastes, touches and knows love
- for a daughter who is lovely, compassionate and an upstanding contributing member of the planet
- for the safe and soft place I have to lay my head at night and the man, the man I get to wake up with every day

Because of these and countless other things I feel gratitude for today, I am giving away these fun Nautical Anchor Earrings.  They are my favorite thing - vintage mixed with shiny new. The red glass beads are vintage and the rest is shiny new sterling silver.

This one is a followers giveaway because I'm just so grateful for all of you. If you are a follower, please leave me a comment letting me know you'd like your name in the hat.  If you sign up to be a new follower, just leave a comment telling me so and you're in.  If you feel like spreading the love and you blog, tweet, FB or whatever, leave an extra comment with the link and you've got another chance.  Will announce a winner on Monday.

Thanks everybody and I hope you feel joy today.
I hope it fills you up and oozes right out of you!

Did I mention I'm grateful for chocolate?  I am, I really really am.


Reya Mellicker said...

Gratitude and forgiveness are the two most healing states of being. They are almost miraculous, the way they work. Wow. Well done, you.

Going to your etsy shop right away!

Maria said...

And Trader Joe's - let us not leave out your beloved store!

Lovely post. Lovely earrings.

Taking stock of all the things for which I too am grateful.

MJM said...

A great post, Mom! And I also LOVE these earrings.

Molly Page said...

Gratitude is so flattering on you!!

I'm in love with those earrings and can imagine just what I'd pair them with...

Anonymous said...

Those are awesome earrings!

Jillian said...

Those earings are adorable! Count me in.

This post really made me smile. What a great list.

KR said...

Being grateful is uplifting.

OneCraftyFox said...

Your Etsy shop is amazing! Beautiful items, your success shows through in the care you put into your craftmanship.

I am a new follower, those earrings are gorgeous!

marni zarr said...

a positively lovely post. and the earrings are too cute!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Sadness. While I certainly "follow" your blog, I don't do the whole follower thing. Mainly because I don't understand it.

But the earrings are gorgeous.

And congrats it's going so well!

Unknown said...

These are so gorgeous, nautical is so in right now! I will not enter since I won the last giveaway, will let someone else experience the wonderfulness of your jewelry! XO!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous earrings - so much personality!! And I am grateful for chocolate too :)

Jaimee said...

Super cute! Congrats on the blog-i-versary!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You enjoy your lovely giveaway while I'm enjoying mine ;)
Have a sunny happy merry lovely Tuesday, Jeanette. xx

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Gosh these earrings are adorable. I am a loyal and devoted follower and I am so due to win a giveaway!

bronwyn said...

Alright, following. Count me in!

beachvintage.com said...

I love listing all the things I am grateful for. Congtras on your Etsy store exceeding your dreams.

Karena said...

Wonderful, isn't it great to both give and receive!

I have a giveaway on my site as well!

Art by Karena

Brandywine said...

I'm impressed that you have been able to think of something to write about just about everyday for six months...

I wish you continued success.

Twila's Vintage said...

Yay!! So cute!! Give me give me!


PS Yes I am being an extra on Green Lantern with Ryan Reynalds

NickiLondon said...

Count me in please, I love earrings!

I am a new follower



Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

cute- count me in!

La Dolfina said...

What a lovely post of gratitude. I'm sure it's this attitude of gratitude that brings so much happiness to your life. I'm so happy I found you and your blog and grateful to count you as my new blog buddy. Congrats on your etsy successes and here's to many more! I adore those earrings by the way, fantastic giveaway!!

Silver Strands said...

Oooh - I hope I'm not too late!