Monday, February 08, 2010

Be Still


This is my personal mantra.

So when I saw this necklace by Lisa Leonard, I was smitten. Not only is it beautiful, and beautifully crafted, but it is also a constant reminder to me to be still. To slow down. To listen to that still small voice that is inside of each of us. As a mother, I rely on that voice everyday. It is nearly impossible to hear it when we are always hurrying from one thing to the next. And so I try to sit quietly. And to listen.


Don't you love Lisa Leonard? I do. And I'm not even a jewelry person. But her pieces are so perfectly classic and understated and easy to wear. Her teenie tiny initials necklace is another of my favorites. I can't wait to order another charm for mine (But what letter will it be? It's killing me.).

Not only is Lisa super talented, but she's really nice, too. She is offering one of my lucky readers their very own "Be Still" necklace. Do you want in? Then comment on this post before Wednesday night, 11pm MST to enter yourself in the giveaway.

The winner will be announced first thing Thursday morning.

Good luck!

**This giveaway is now closed.**

216 comments:

  1. Yes, I love all Lisa creations too ... they're wonderful!

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  2. I bought the Be Still print from Type, Type, Type, as seen on your sister's blog and framed it and hung it where I see it everyday. What a wonderful reminder! I would love the necklace to have another good reminder of this. It is beautiful.

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  3. i love this necklace!! thanks!

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win - the necklace is lovely!

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  5. simple and beautiful

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  6. I love it. I love the whole idea of these cute little necklaces.

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  7. The necklace is lovely! She creates beautiful jewelry!

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  8. what a beautiful necklace!

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  9. My sister is going through a particularly trying time and told me that the scripture "Be still and know that I am God." is constantly in her mind. I would love to win this for her!

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  10. I love it! Simplicity is a good thing.

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  11. Needs to be my mantra! Lovely!

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  12. Gorgeous necklace and perfect reminder. The chaos of each day does make it difficult to remain centered . . . and it's always nice to have a reminder! Thanks for the chance!

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  13. I absolutely do want this necklace! Be Still My Soul is my all-time favorite hymn and my personal mantra too.

    Thank you both for this opportunity!

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  14. It is beautiful and so true:)

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  15. This is so pretty. Her jewelry is amazing.

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  16. So pretty. Thank you!

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  17. Lisa's work is super gorgeous and I'd love to own a Be Still necklace!

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  18. Probably the ONLY benefit to me being sick is that I have a chance to sit... and I do think a lot about our family dynamics. It's been good for us.
    And that necklace is very pretty, too.

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  19. count me in! I love it!

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  20. Absolutely beautiful! I love her stuff. This will be the 3rd time entering a giveaway of hers this week! Hopefully I'll win:).
    dillonandchristie@gmail.com

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  21. ooohhh. I LOVE it!

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  22. I've never seen anything like this - beautiful...

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  23. I'm right there with you - I too am NOT a jewelry person, but Lisa's work moves me with her simplicity, and I've bookmarked her site on my husband's computer! ;-)

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  24. I love this necklace, and I love, love your blog. ;)

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  25. Love the necklace. And your blog :)

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  26. I love this necklace, I have been eyeing it for awhile. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  27. Love the necklace - love your blog.

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  28. Her jewelry is so beautiful. I love it.

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  29. I love Lisa & would LOVE this necklace.

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  30. Lisa's jewelry is amazingly beautiful. Every time I visit her site, I fall in love with something new. :)

    thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

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  31. What a beautiful necklace, I am inspired by your blog, I am also a stay at home mom.

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  32. Um...I totally need this beautiful reminder.

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  33. I <3 Lisa Leonard's jewelry! I purchased her 'redeemed' necklace from (in)courage and I wear it almost every day! So beautiful. :-)

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  34. I follow you on twitter and get your updates sent to my phone. When I saw that you posted “Fabulous giveaway on my blog today” I went straight on to check it out and let me tell you this is absolutely fabulous!! I just got married a year ago in October, my husband and I both work full time, he’s the associate worship pastor at our church and I’m training for a marathon, so this necklace is an amazing reminder to just “Be Still”. I often find myself thinking, where has the week gone?! I feel like too often I get caught up in the chaos/business of everyday life and the days keep passing by so quickly! I need that reminder to just sit and listen. I think you put it perfectly when you said that it’s, “easy to wear”. It’s so simple, yet has so much meaning behind it. Something that you could wear with anything. It’s timeless.

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  35. Yup, I adore Lisa's work. Every piece is just stunning and they are constant reminders of the people i love and the life I cherish.

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  36. I love the motto and the necklace...fun seeing you for 3 seconds today too :)

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  37. I love her designs!

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  38. I'm a huge Lisa Leonard fan!

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  39. Gorgeous! Love her jewelry! And this verse is one of my favorites. *sigh* Great giveaway!!

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  40. can i win please? i love that necklace. it's my favorite.

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  41. would love to win this beautiful necklace!

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  42. i LOVE lisa leonard jewelry! she is amazing! and the necklace is perfect, absolutely perfect! Be still....and know that I am God. (posted ALL over my house. such a great reminder) I'm pretty sure I need to wear it around my neck also! ;)

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  43. I came over from Clover Lane and I'm thinking your little family is the cutest :) I soooo wish I could sew like you!!!! Would give this sweet necklace a really great home ;) Thanks for the opportunity ;) (IF by chance I doooo somehow win???? would you email me at soonerstaci@att.net :) Thanks soooo much!)

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  44. I came over from Clover Lane and I'm thinking your little family is the cutest :) I soooo wish I could sew like you!!!! Would give this sweet necklace a really great home ;) Thanks for the opportunity ;) (IF by chance I doooo somehow win???? would you email me at soonerstaci@att.net :) Thanks soooo much!)

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  45. Thanks for the reminder that we (I) do need to "Be Still" and to listen for that voice and to slow down, especially the time with my girls. Thanks for your sweet blog and sharing- there is always someone else who needs it just as much!! BTW, the necklace is just beautiful!!

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  46. *sigh* i LOVE lisa's work! it is all so beautiful!

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  47. I love this necklace! It reminds me of one of my favorite Bible verses - be still and know that I am God.

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  48. It is beautiful! And what a perfect little reminder.

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  49. What a gorgeous necklace! My husband always teases me that he's lucky I wear my wedding ring - I am that much "not a jewelry person!" But that necklace I do believe I could wear - and wear very happily! A beautiful reminder to just be still.

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  50. This is the first time I have entered a giveaway. I have been following your blog for the last several months and I starting to sew again, thanks to your inspiration. This necklace is beautiful and I love it!!!! You are so right, the house, the children...it is so important to remember to be still.
    Allison

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  51. I would love to win. This necklace is absolutely perfect!

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  52. Love her stuff! Thanks!

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  53. Very beautiful and thanks for the reminder.

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  54. I love her stuff... so delicate and creative.

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  55. I love this necklace! I just got the initial necklace from my sister when I had my baby a month ago. I just found your blog and really love reading it!

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  56. I love all of Lisa's jewelry! This would make a great valentines day gift to myself :0)

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  57. I LOVE her!! I follow her on twitter, which brought me to your blog, which I love now too!

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  58. Lisa makes great jewelry! I would love the chance to win this darling necklace!

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  59. So beautiful! I love it!

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  60. Lisa's artistry is beautiful!

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  61. The first time I ever saw Lisa's jewelry was on my sweet, sweet girlfriend. "Be Still" was perfect. She had just received it from her husband as an offering of love and reconciliation after their marriage suffered an enormous betrayal. You see, this necklace was no longer just a piece of jewelry, but a reminder that there is forgiveness to be had and that each day is new. And when she is still...it daily serves as a reminder of victory. I love seeing it on her and when she touches it, I can see her calm down...as she remembers that what was almost lost, is renewed. Thanks for sharing this very precious, more-than-a-make-you-look-pretty, jewelry.

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  62. I love her stuff so much!

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  63. Love, love, love her necklaces.

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  64. Love it! So beautiful, would love an initial necklace too!...

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  65. I've never seen her jewelry but it is beautiful and I'd love to be wearing that necklace.

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  66. Would love to wear one of these necklaces.
    booharts@comcast.net

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  67. Love that necklace - Love ALL of her work!!!!

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  68. the necklace is perfect! and so is your mantra~

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  69. I love her jewelry! This necklace is perfect. Thanks!!

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  70. Love your "Be Still" mantra. I also love birds, so I think this necklace is extra perfect. My husband and I have gotten into birdwatching. It is serious fun for the whole family.

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  71. Ooh... Yes please! Pick me! Pick me! :)

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  72. Love,love,love Lisa's designs!

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  73. NOW the comments come out!! I love your blog by the way!

    I would love to win that necklace! I have admired Lisa Leonard's work for quite some time!

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  74. absolutely beautiful! would love to wear this :)

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  75. Very lovely and a great reminder. Thanks!

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  76. SUCH PRETTY STUFF!! ID LOVE TO HAVE THIS NECKLACE!

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  77. I do love Lisa Leonard! She is amazing and I would be happy with any necklace she creates!!!

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  78. What a beautiful necklace! New to your blog, and am loving it!

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  79. Oh! I love this necklace too! :)

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  80. Oh, I would love this.
    And I love that your mantra is be still.

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  81. Your blog is wonderful. I love your approach to motherhood, that you choose quiet over the hustle and bustle. Great mantra, beautiful necklace. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  82. I love the bird! My daughter's nickname is birdie and I love all things with birds on them.

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  83. I think this is the 100th Lisa Leonard giveaway I have entered. I love her designs. I'll keep entering until I win.
    I love this necklace...so peaceful.

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  84. Love this necklace! So sweet! Count me in :)

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  85. I don't normally wear necklaces often but I think I can't resist this one! Thanks

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  86. What a great personal mantra!

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  87. I want one. Its beautiful

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  88. love Lisa's jewelry!! Count me in!

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  89. can i squeeze in here, just for good measure? i do love your teenie tiny initials necklace. :)

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  90. I just found your blog about a week ago! You and your family are just precious! I would LOVE a chance to win! Thanks!

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  91. I LOVE these neclaces. I always wanted to get my mom one.. Wish I had more money!!

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  92. I so need a reminder to "be still".

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  93. i love all her pieces, and have never quite been able to decide which one to get. this would make up my mind for me, eh?

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  94. I'm terrible at being still.

    I cant believe how many people read your blog!!!

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  95. what a beautiful necklace i would love to win.

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  96. I just started reading your blog. I love all the recipe ideas! The necklace is really beautiful!

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  97. i'm a long-time reader who has never commented. but I would like this necklace, please.

    ps. i love love love your blog.

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  98. I love your blog...I have been lurking here for some time now! I LOVE this necklace so much, it is my favorite of hers! Would love the chance...thank you!

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  99. Thanks for the giveaway...what a beautiful necklace!

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  100. I love this. . .I'd order the teeny, tiny initials. .

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  101. Thanks for doing the giveaway- I love her stuff too!

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  102. Love that necklace! Lisa makes such lovely jewelry! :)

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  103. Love it...

    Now-if only I could do what it says.

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  104. I've loved her jewelery before I ever knew 'who' it came from! :)

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  105. Just found your blog and I love it!
    This necklace is so beautiful, crossing my fingers!

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  106. It's so elegant. I would love to wear it with my Easter dress.

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  107. I love Lis Leonard's creations! I sure would like to win.

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  108. beautiful necklace! wonderful reminder about being sensitive to the Spirit.

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  109. Yes! I want it!! Love the implications behind it; it's something I have a hard time remembering. Love your blog!

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  110. I'm breathing easier just reading your words! Ah...Would love a reminder to slow down and listen more and minimize(completely delete) all the anxious. mostly unimportant zipping about. Thanks for the breath of fresh air and a giveaway to boot!

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  111. I've seen these necklaces around, but didn't know who was doing them. Thanks for the info!

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  112. Oh it is so adorable! I love it and would be delighted if you picked me!

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  113. I'm a huge fan of Lisa Leonard's jewelry - it is simply beautiful

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  114. i keep entering giveaways to win some of her jewelry, but never win. maybe this is the time!

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  115. Beautiful! The title is so fitting and perfect!

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  116. Her jewelry is just beautiful! I'd love one of my own!!

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  117. Lisa Leonard is AMAZING, crossing my fingers!!
    I love your blog, and your mom wisdom :)

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  118. I am not much a jewelry person either, but I DO just LOVE LOVE LOVE her designs. So simple, and classy!! I **hope** I win!!

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  119. Love all her jewelry but this has to be one of my favorites!

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  120. I love Lisa's creations...in fact...I am wearing one now! I would so love this necklace, it has been on my wishlist for SO long!

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  121. Beautiful. Would love to win this one.

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  122. i love her jewelry and have wanted something for a long time. maybe this is my lucky day. :)

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  123. I have been a fan of Lisa for a while now. I would love to finally have my own piece.

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  124. i just found ur blog...and I love it, and love that necklace.
    what a great way to remember something so important!
    i would LOVE to win that...

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  125. Love all her stuff, she is talented.

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  126. Thanks for the chance to win. Love it, great personal mantra to have.

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  127. I would love that!

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  128. I would love to win that necklace!

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  129. Love LL and the Be Still necklace would have to be a favourite

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  130. what a beautiful reminder.

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  131. i think every mother needs this necklace, so i'll join in in thinking that i need it, too. hope i'm lucky!

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  132. It's amazing how something like this necklace can be so meaningful to such a variety of people!... a great piece of art.

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  133. I love her stuff too, it's so cute.

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  134. Ugh, I would kill (or comment) for that necklace. Seriously, so so perfect.

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  135. This is the first time I'm commenting on your blog, but I've been following it for about a week. You inspire me all the time to turn the tv off or the radio and just have peace in my home. I would love to have a reminder of this new goal. It is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for writing such amazing things that make me want to be a better mom everyday.

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  136. Beautiful Necklace! Thank you for the chance to win it! O and I love your blog too!

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  138. I love Lisa's designs...they are all so beautiful!

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  139. I am in... and would love it!
    anthemvolleyballclub@netzero.net

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  140. I do love Lisa's jewelry. This necklace is so sweet.

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  141. I love, love her necklaces. I look at her shop very often. This is quickly becoming my favorite.

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  142. I would love this...

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  143. I'm new to her work, but I like the look of it!

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  144. I love seeing your creative ideas, esp. with decorating your home. It gives me ideas for my own place!

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  145. I love Lisa Leonard's designs and would love the Be Still necklace!!

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  146. I absolutely love this necklace!! I also want the teenie tiny initials one! So sweet!!!

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  147. What's not to love about Lisa's jewellery!

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  148. I love the "Be Still" necklace. Beautiful.

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  149. I love your mantra. being still is something I have a hard time with...and I so need that right now. My husband and I have been struggling with infertility, and it has been the hardest thing I've ever faced. I need to remember to just be still and let the Lord work in my life more. To give him the room to heal my heart, and my fears. such a wonderful reminder.

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  150. I love these pieces too! I am in the process of redefining my mantra. I was a stay at home mom, now a working mom taking the plunge back to a single income. I believe this will be a new start for our family, a return to lifes simple pleasures. Ahhh.

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  151. OOOOHHH pick me pick me! I love her things...

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  152. As a mom I need to be reminded of this DAILY! It's beautiful!

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  153. Oh, this is so cute. I love it!

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  154. Hi! i found your blog in a round about way. I read Cuisine Nie and when I posted about a recipe from there that I liked, my best friend Heater, told me her cousin made the pumpkin whoopie cookies.
    Small world!
    Anyway, I had to comment on this because my favorite quote is "Be still and know that I am God." Also, I love birds and I love this necklace. So here's hopin!
    I can't wait to look around your blog.
    Cheers!
    Greta

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  155. It would be a miracle if I won, but I love her stuff so much I am going to try!

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  156. Oh how I'd love this around my neck~
    emily

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  157. What a great necklace!

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  158. I have a necklace and ring created by Lisa. They are my prized-possessions (next to my babes, of course!). She is truly a talented artist!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  159. Beautiful necklace, and beutiful reminder.
    Shaina
    kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com

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  160. What a great give away. I am on my way over to see Lisa's stuff. Thanks for sharing...I would love to be the lucky winner=)
    Polly

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  161. I would love to win this necklace- what a great reminder!
    Brooke

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  162. What a beautiful piece of jewelry...and a lovely message!

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  163. so beautiful, everything she makes is beautiful.

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  164. What a BEAUTIFUL necklace! I love it AND I love your blog! I check it everyday! Thanks for sharing yourself...
    Tiffany from Gilbert, AZ :)

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  165. Oh my, I just love it.

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  166. Love, love, love Lisa's jewelry! What a great giveaway!

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  167. I love your personal mantra and one I could use in my life. That necklace is perfect!

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  168. Stunning...it would be lovely to have one. Thanks for the chance.

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  169. Gorgeous necklace! I'd love to have one.

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  170. Ooh, I love her stuff! Beautiful work.

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  171. I have seen her work before on other blogs and have really adored her work. So simply but lovely.

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  172. Oh my what a beautiful reminder--with 5 boys I need to slow down and 'be still' even if the little people in my world never are:) Thanks for you sweet blog! I love it!

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  173. This past December I have just begun to "be still." I decided I needed time for me, away from family. Being a stay at home is more stressful than some think, although it does have it's many blessings. But there are times I need to be still. I would love to add this beautiful necklace to my jewelry collection as a reminder to "be still".........even if it is only five minutes a day!

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  174. I never win, but I'll give it a go. The necklace is beautiful simplicity!

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  175. "Be Still" is my mantra as well! I actually have it on plaques all over my home!! I LOVE this necklace because I also love birds! So pretty and sweet!

    I never win anything and I'm certainly not expecting it now, but I did want to comment and tell you that I think your blog is really lovely and I'm your newest follower!

    Thanks for the smile!

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  176. Yes! I want in! I love that and try to remind myself to do that often! It does not always work but when it does...whew!

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  177. I'd love to win that necklace. It's truly gorgeous.

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  178. Love LL!! So perfect is her jewelry!

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