Monday, July 05, 2010

A giveaway. Yay!


So, turning eight in our church is kind of a big deal. I wanted to give Mabel something special for her birthday to commemorate the big event.


Thank goodness for the r house couture and their mini choose the right necklace.

Do you know mrs. r? She's one of my old college roommates and best friends. I love her. She is one of the most passionate people I know, especially when it comes to adoption, and she has two of the cutest little boys to prove it. I have always admired her impeccable taste and simple, beautiful jewelry. Mrs. r and two of her friends and fellow adoption advocates are the talent behind the r house couture. They make some of the prettiest, most inspirational hand stamped jewelry I've seen. Every piece has a story. My favorite is the I can do hard things necklace. So brilliant.

Because Mabel and I love her ctr necklace so much, the ladies at the r house couture want to give one away to one of you! Hurrah!

Here are the details:

Click on over to the r house couture and take a look around. Then come back and leave a comment on this post telling me what you liked best in the shop. One lucky commenter will win their very own mini ctr necklace! It's perfect. Trust me. Mabel loves her's. It's delicate and pretty and an excellent reminder to always choose the right.


Hurry, the winner will be announced Friday morning (which means you have until Thursday night to enter)!

*Time's up. The giveaway is now closed.*

89 comments:

  1. I LOVE the r house!! Have been one of her readers for quite some time now. I found your blog through hers!
    I love the stay calm and carry on necklace! I love the story behind the poster and love how they turned it into a necklace!!

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  2. I love the adoption t-shirts. i have a good friend who would adore one for her girls!!

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  3. I really like the mini ctr necklace. I think that's my favorite. Some of the earrings are very lovely too.

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  4. she makes very pretty things! my little girl would love that ctr necklace!

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  5. The CTR necklace is my favorite. My daughter is getting baptized in September, and she would LOVE it!

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  6. I saw lots of great jewelry:
    Mini CTR necklace
    Blessed necklace
    4 mini initial necklace
    Initial bracelet

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  7. i love the ctr necklace and i know my little girl would love it, too!!

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  8. Oh my goodness. I love the Fresh Courage Take Necklace with Carved Cinnabar and Amazonite. Such great color. :)

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  9. wow! what a discovery... thanks for leading me to the shop.

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  10. If I don't win this necklace I'm going to have to buy one. My Emily turns 8 next April and I definitely want to give her one. I can see why Mabel loves hers so much.

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  11. I love the Keep Calm and Carry On necklace!

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  12. I ordered the "i love adoption" necklace for our social worker and it was amazingly beautiful. Everything about it was such great quality - the fast delivery, package, quality of the chain... I love the initials on a chain...beautifully simple (but really love it all).

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  13. I love their shop! One of my friends has a beautiful necklace from them and I love their adoption tees. So sweet.

    (Also, hi! We live near each other. I'm friends with Marisa and Rita in your ward and go to the same building)

    Kayla

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  14. I love the 4 mini initial necklace - such a sweet reminder of my little ones. Darling shop, now I know where to send my hubby for my upcoming b-day.

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  15. I love the 4 mini initial necklace.
    So pretty!

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  16. i like the enjoy the journey necklace.
    thanks for the chance. this will make a great gift for niece that just got baptized!

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  17. I also love the enjoy the journey necklace. It is so applicable to every stage in life.

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  18. love the ctr necklace..

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  19. Oh man :) I love the I can do hard things necklace!!! Just might have to order that :) The ctr is so precious....no girls for me...my boys might look a little silly in it...but I'd certainly adore it :) Thanks for this opportunity ;) And, btw...your family is the cutest! If, by some silllly chance I should win, please email me at soonerstaci@att.net :) Thanks!

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  20. what a perfect baptism gift for mabel. i love it. that's such a pretty picture of her.
    p.s. i love the grandmother's bracelet.

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  21. I LOVE hand-stamped jewelry... Mabel looks so proud (as she well should be). I think my favorite was this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46721966/mini-hope-necklace-with-pearl-and-smoky

    LOVE IT!

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  22. I love the "Be Still" necklace. I have had my eye on it for a long time now:)

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  23. hurrah for mabel - such a lovely piece on her neck. i love the mini crown earrings and have them in my etsy cart forever. hope i win!

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  24. i can do hard things... its my motto!

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  25. I found your blog link through kim! I love mrs R ! and I love this necklace its perfect! i love the blessed and be still necklaces so talented!!!

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  26. My favorite thing is definitely the CTR necklace right now. I have twin girls so if I win I will buy another one so they each can wear one!

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  27. I love the I can do hard things, but they are all lovely!

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  28. I love that ctr necklace!

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  29. My favorite is the ENDURE, COURAGE and BELIEVE Charm Bracelet! All of them are pretty amazing though! My daughter would adore the ctr necklace!

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  30. I love love love the come what may necklace!! So beautiful and it just speaks to me.

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  31. I like the so sassy necklace! So cute and fun! The mini ctr necklace looks darling on Mabel.

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  32. I love the be strong. But I would customize one to say be still my soul. That phrase has recently become very important to me. I heart mrs. R and if I don't win I'll get it anyway.

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  33. So beautiful! I love the Enjoy the Journey necklace :) (and everything else in the shop!)

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  34. I like the mini initials necklace. I would love to get one for my mom.

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  35. What a blessing you are able to give a beautiful treasure from someone who has a gift and is your friend! :) I LOVE the mini HOPE necklace -- for it is my mantra. It has been my light in some dark days and consistent word -- to keep the faith. :) Thanks for offering this to everyone! ><>

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  36. one of my favs is the Eventually bracelet. As well as come what may and LOVE IT us@brianchristine.com

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  37. I love the mini CTR necklace! Wish I got one for my daughter last year! I will have another 8 year old next year so I will have to keep this in mind!

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  38. I like the mini ctr necklace best. my girls would love it too. they can't keeo track of their lil green rings for some reason. they are much better at necklaces.

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  39. What a great piece of CTR jewelry! Here are my top three: the mini initials necklace, the CTR necklace, and the "keep calm and carry on" necklace. Great shop!

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  40. i LOVE the keep calm and carry on necklace! I love all the stuff actually, but that is my favorite. Now how to convince my husband I need it is another issue! Thanks for the giveaway, I love the ctr necklace too! hir06005@byui.edu

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  41. Gorgeous jewelry. I love the keep clam and carry on necklace. I would love to win the CTR necklace since I have a little girl getting baptized this year. She would love it. Thanks!

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  42. I have to say her things are great. I found a necklace that said "things happen for a reason". it made me cry. 23 years ago July 29th I gave up a baby boy for adoption. As I grow older, I realize making bad mistakes still happen for a reason. Thanks for sharing her things.

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  43. Mabel looks so pretty and grown up!
    I can't decide between the tiny initial charm necklace and the be still necklace. They all look great.

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  44. Thank you for sharing their wonderful shop. I love the mini initial pendant. Everything is great though! Pick me :)

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  45. love the CTR necklace - so pretty! what a great giveaway :)

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  46. I love the "Endure" necklace. Would love a little reminder around my neck to hang in there sometimes.

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  47. Wow, lots of comments! I love the "Keep Calm and Carry On" necklace. They are SO talented! cute cute cute!

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  48. I like the I (heart) you necklace.

    saw99a@ yahoo.com

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  49. I think all their items are adorable, but I think my favorite is the "So Sassy" necklace. It makes me think of a dear friend who is definitely that! (and I think I'll need to grab one for her!)

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  50. Well it's official, I know what I'm getting my mom for her birthday, since "I can do hard things" is pretty much her daily motto.

    I also love the Be Still necklace, and the tiny charm with icecream cones was absolutely precious.

    In short, I love and want it all!

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  51. That CTR necklace is such a great idea! Even if I don't win it I'm going to buy Emily one for when she gets baptized in Sep. Thanks Steph!

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  52. I love the ctr necklace and I also really like the skinny rectangle one. sooo cute.

    devon
    kcflick@aol.com

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  53. I like the Keep Calm and Carry On necklace - I really need that reminder.

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  54. I really love her selection of earrings!

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  55. Very cool shop! I think I'd have to agree with you, and say my favorite is, "i can do hard things." LOVE IT!

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  56. Oh my - I love them all! I think my favorites are the Endure and Courage tags. Of course that CTR one is perfect too. I know my little girlie would love it!

    Stephanie C.

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  57. I really love the "I can do hard things" necklace. It's something I hope to teach my kids. Thanks!

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  58. I like the be still necklace. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  59. I love the foundation necklace and since my ten year anniversary is today - its on my mind :)
    My second fave is the CTR necklace, because my daughter is getting baptised in December and what a perfect gift for a very girly-girl. She'd love it!

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  61. Great! I love anything with the word HOPE...it's my favorite word, b/c w/o HOPE we have nothing...

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  62. I have been looking at mother's rings for some time, trying to find just the right thing. Some of these necklaces - whether names or initials - are a perfect way to personalize and have a piece to wear every day, close to my heart. What a wonderful site - thank you for the recommendation. And Happy 8th birthday to Mabel!

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  63. I think I NEED the "be still" necklace for myself! What a great reminder for me...

    Also, " I Can Do Hard Things" is a fave.

    How can you pick just one!
    Also, I posted a link on my FB page.

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  64. I love EVERYTHING... but especially the Be Still necklace. Awesome!!!!

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  65. I like the 'be still' necklace.

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  67. I like the I can do hard things
    Be still
    I really could go on and on...

    Hope I win :o)

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  68. Wow, these are so beautiful! I love them all! The FOUNDATIONS Necklace is really cool as well as the I CAN DO HARD THINGS. Nice. Thanks for the awesome tip!!

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  69. I hold your hearts in mine.

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  70. My face is I can do hard things and courage--i need those constant reminders. :)

    I need to win this! my daughter is getting baptized on Saturday! :) Yay!

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  71. I love the foundations necklace!

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  72. I love the I (HEART) YOU Necklace. I've been yearning for one of these gorgeous pieces forever!

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  73. I love the "fresh courage take" necklace, but the CTR one is probably the best for my little girl too. I'll try not to feel selfish if I win!

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  74. I'm such a fan of you and your wonderful blog! (and I'm not just saying that bec I'd like to win this contest. ha! :-) What a perfect gift for my neice who is getting baptized in December. Thank you for the amazing ideas always!

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  75. Oh my how do you choose? I think today with my day the one that touched me the most and is my favorite is the "kepp calm, carry on". I think that I am going to have to order that one.

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  76. I love love the the charm bracelet that says "Courage, Endure, Believe"
    I need that one

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  77. What a wonderful shop!! I have 3 favourite necklaces, they are courage with the cinnabar & amazonite, the I can do hard things and the loved with the crystals. I have a daughter also that any of these would be perfect for. Congratulations to your daughter on her milestone.

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  78. You are right! This is a super cute style. My favorite saying is keep calm and carry on. I just delivered twins a year ago and can I just say how difficult that is with a 2 year old. I definately need to tell myself to keep calm and carry on. That is definately when I enjoy my children the most and remember what special people I have been blessed with. Thank you for such inspiring websites!

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  79. I love my "I Love adoption" necklace from the R HOUSE!!!! !

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  80. i love love LOVE the mini ctr necklace. so cute.

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  81. I love the courage necklace with the cinnabar for a splash of color. But my daughter would love this CTR necklace and it would be a great baptism present for her!

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  82. I love the R House for many reasons! I have looked at many things in their little shop and have many favorites, but for now I would have to say the baby bracelet and matching birth-mother necklace would top my list. This one tugs at my heart as I know the sacrifice that a birth mother makes and what a treasure it would be to be able to at least wear her precious babies name around her neck. BTW, I also LOVE the Jacob necklace cause I am totally team Jacob, haha!

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  83. The CTR is adorable. I also really like the Be Still.

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  84. I couldn't pick a favorite...Love it all...I do love to see the wonderful positive messages - jewelry with a purpose other than just looking pretty - What a wonderful idea!

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  85. By far, the item which caught my attention was the necklace piece that says, I HOLD YOUR HEARTS IN MINE. I presume the other two pieces are for your children's names. Being a new mom, this one touched me more than any of the others.

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  86. Love the mini initials necklace and the smooth black earrings

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  87. I would love a necklace for one of my girls! You have a really cute blog. I love our church. The r house couture is also one of my favorites.

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  88. These are adorable! My daughter would LOVE one!

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