Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What A Crazy Week and A Giveaway


Since last Wednesday my life has been topsy turvy to say the least!  On top of Ms. M's stroke, a dear friend's father passed away suddenly and completely unexpectedly due to a heart attack!  

With everything going on at the moment it will be a little while longer before I'm back to my regular blogging schedule...real life has crept in to remind me that life doesn't always revolve around the internet!



Last night before collapsing in to bed, I went out and just stood on our dock for awhile and watched the full moon rise above the water.  It was nice to just have a quiet moment to reflect on this past week's craziness and to stop and be thankful for family, friends, and good health!



I had promised you all that I would show you a gorgeous waterfront home, and I haven't forgotten!  When life slows back down a little I'll be sure to show you more of this lovely home...you won't want to miss it!



And along with a fun house tour, I'll also be introducing you to some beautiful bedding that will be in stores this fall.  I know you all will love it, and here's a tiny sneak peek at just one of the collections!

But because life has been so crazy, and I haven't been around to work on my own blog, reply to your wonderful comments, or visit anyone else's blogs...I thought a wonderful Giveaway might tide you all over!



You may remember a while back when I featured a giveaway of some beautiful beach glass jewelry made by my friend Julie of Frosted Trash.  Well she has kindly offered me these stunning earrings to use for another great giveaway!



I love everything Julie creates...I'll be showing you a pair of earrings she gave me recently that I LOVE and have already worn almost daily!  Once again Julie has outdone herself by designing these gorgeous earrings that combine pale turquoise sea glass with crystals and pearls to create something you'll want to wear every day too!

All you have to do to enter to win the earrings pictured above is to visit Julie's blog Frosted Trash 

1.  Then come back and tell me which pair of earrings (that she has featured in her latest post), you can't live without!!

2.  For a second chance to win let me know that you are a follower of my blog, or Julie's (I know she would love to have a few more friends and followers of her blog!) and you'll be entered for a 2nd chance to win! (Be sure to leave a separate comment)

3.  And for a 3rd chance to win, blog, tweet, or post on facebook and then leave a 3rd comment for yet another chance to win!


The contest will be open until Tuesday, August 2nd at midnight PST and is open to everyone!!

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and understanding!  I hope to be back to blogging full time very soon!  See you then my friends!!!






92 comments:

  1. First I am sorry for your loss, and I hope things start looking up for you soon!

    As far as the giveaway, I am in looove with everything she makes. The top pair with the tiny pearls is simple and beautiful.

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  2. and I am a follower of both blogs :)

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  3. 1st thing I must wish you well and we'll be here when you're ready to get back to blogging.

    I am now following Frosted Trash's blog and like the second pair of earrings listed with the circle pearls and rectangular seaglass.

    Be well,
    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
    http://nauticalcottageblog.com
    http://sallyleebythesea.com

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  4. So sorry to hear about all that you've had to deal with lately. We will all be here for you when things slow down! I love the 2nd pair with the little flat pearls, her work is just gorgeous! Kat (oh and I am a follower)

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  5. Thoughts and prayers to those and you who have experienced the loss of a frienf or family member.

    I like the second pair that have pearls and are not quite rectangles.

    olive♥

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  6. I hope your life gets back to somewhat normal soon for you. I can't wear pierced earrings, but my daughter does so I can win for her.

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  7. Hi Kat! I am so sorry for your loss. Please take all the time you need for your friends and family.

    Julie creates such beautiful pieces! I love the first pair of earring!

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  8. I like the top pair although the three are all great.

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss. All of us will be here when you are ready to blog again. Thank you for the giveaway I like the circle pearl earrings

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  10. Yes i have been a follower for awhile

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  11. Oh MY! I like them all, especially the 2nd and 3rd pairs she has pictured. I think the 3rd pair are the ones you have pictured too and I LOVE THEM! Sign me up!! I'm feeling lucky.

    DI

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  12. I think great cosmic tides are turning right now, so many things seem to be coming to a head. Kind thoughts all round...

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  13. You've had a hard time of it, lately, Kat. I hope that things turn around for your friend Ms M.
    I visited Julie at Frosted Trash and have to say that I like the second pair best - with the pearl and the oblong glass - gorgeous!

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  14. ............and of course, I'l a follower.

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  15. I love the ones you feature on this post the best.

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  16. I love silver and love the earrings!
    Hope everything is going a little better for you!

    Rondell

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  17. I've added your giveaway to my sidebar!

    Have a great Wednesday!

    Rondell

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  18. I am a follower on both now. I love the pearl and natural glass earrings :)

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  19. I like the second pair with the big silver bead!! :)
    jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com

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  20. i am a follower of your blog!! :)
    jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com

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  21. As I am a fan of all shades of green, I love the three pairs of green glass and pearl earrings. My absolute favorite is the pair in the middle with the flat, round pearls. Lovely!

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  22. I love your blog and Julie's and follow them!

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  23. Love anything in a Blue-Green ocean color!!!!

    Thanks!

    Cindy

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  24. Oh Kat, I'm so sorry to hear about all you and your friends have been going through. I've had a busy, hectic time myself, but nothing like this. Makes me put things in perspective.

    I'm sending well wishes and healing thoughts out to Ms. M. My mother suffered a devastating stroke and I know full well how hard it is to see someone you love go through this. When the time is right, I'd be happy to share a few tips that I learned through the process. Hopefully, she will make a full recovery and that is news I hope you all receive.

    I will go and visit Julie's blog and post your giveaway in my sidebar, but I'm not going to sign up for your lovely giveaway. I wear very little jewelry and someone should win that will truly appreciate these fabulous earrings!

    Hugs

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  25. The colors in this serene house are fabulous! I love all the wood with the beautiful soft white and those fabulous sea colors.
    I'm thinking the big fishbowl is full of gorgeous sea glass! What a beautiful statement!

    I just said a little prayer for you. When the business in life and reality creeps into our day to day it often has such an effect on us! Just throws us off our game! So sorry to hear you are dealing with some illness in people you care about on top of being so busy.
    I pray that God will care for them and you!
    Yvonne

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  26. The ebbs and flows of life are as certain as the tide's.
    Saying a prayer for you and yours.
    Rhonda

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  27. Oh, I love her jewelry and everything she makes! The first earrings in her post with the small round pearls are simply wonderful! I LOVE sea glass! I'm sorry for your loss and the sickness of your friend. It seems to come all at once. Take care and thank you! ♥

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  28. I am a follower of your blog...and hers, too! Thanks! ♥

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  29. I love the ones you are showing on your page. I like the tiny blue bead with the small pearls and of course the sea glass.

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  30. I am a follower of your blog too.

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  31. It is hard to pick but I think my heart is set on the middle pair. They are just bee-you-tee-ful!

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  32. What a rough time you've been having. I hope things will only get better for you.

    I love the 3rd pr of earrings that are shaped like arrowheads.

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  33. And I'm a follower. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  34. And I just tweeted w/ an @ mention. Take care and I'm sending good vibes your way.

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  35. Dear Kat,
    I am sorry that you are going through a difficult time. I enjoy reading your blog. This is the first time that I have ever left a comment in anyone's blog site. I love the third pair of earrings from Frosted Trash.

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  36. Kat, I'm so sorry to hear of all the difficulties you are going through, thoughts and prayers are being sent your way {{{hugs}}}.

    I have been a follower of yours for quite some time and am now a follower of your friend Julie's Frosted Trash blog. She makes some lovely jewelry and I am quite fond of the first pair she has posted. There's nothing like jewelry made from beach glass but on the SW coast of Florida it is difficult to find.

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  37. Hi! So happy to see all of the sea glass pictures, but so sorry to hear about "real" life... funny how that seems to happen. I am a devoted follower, and am now a follower of Julie's blog, I think I like the 2nd pair of earrings the best, but anything with sea glass is all right with me!

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  38. OMG, I can't get over this sea glass filled bowl -how awesome!! I don't have ear piercing, so I'm not entering. Love the float display too, what treasures. Wish you all the best!!!

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  39. Oh Kat your week must have you just longing for normal again. I would be hard pressed to decide on which pair of earrings is more delightful. Love the element of pearls that Julie added. And that great big amazing bowl of sea glass up there too! That inspires me to come up with a nice place to display my collection too. Hope your next week is less eventful for you, and a whole lot more predictable. xo ~Lili

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  40. Hi Kat,
    sorry to hear about your stressful time at the moment. Hope things get a bit more 'back to normal' for you soon.
    Lovely earings - love love love sea glass (can I have the bowl full please?!!).
    What a lovely giveaway.
    ~Sam

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  41. Already a happy follower of yours and just became one of Frosted Trash - always happy to meet another sea glass lover!
    ~Sam

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  42. So sorry to hear of your tough week! I am well familiar with life's complications lately! Hope things will settle down for you soon! Take your time! Looks like you have plenty to offer us soon enough, yet you even think to offer another lovely giveaway! Thank you! I love the purple earrings in her header the best! Purple is my favorite color!

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  43. I am already one of your lucky followers and have now added a new friend in Frosted Trash, thanks to you!

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  44. I am adding this giveaway to my blog! Also, meant to tell you I love that jar of seaglass you have! Beautiful! Silly question here, but seriously, where do you get it?

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  45. I love the 1st ones with the small pearl.
    I just found you & Frosted Trash thanks to Sea Glass on FB!!!
    I have added your blog & Frosted Trash to my list.

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  46. I love the third pair, which I believe is the same as what you have pictured! They are so beautiful... capturing!
    cathy b
    projecthope7 at gmail d ot com
    @projecthope7 twitter

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  47. I am a follower of your blog, and of Julies. I found her blog a couple weeks ago I think when researching Sea Glass and immediately followed!

    cathy b
    projecthope7 at gmail dot com
    @projecthope7

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  48. I am a follower already.

    I have been on vacation and I am visiting all my blog friends. I am sorry to hear about your stressful week. I hope things calm down for you soon.

    I completely understand about life not revolving around the internet. I was on vaca for 12 days and wasn't online. It was all still here when I returned.

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  49. Kat ..
    am a devoted follower of your blog!
    Love it!!!
    Loui♥

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  50. Visited Julie..
    love everything she makes..
    the lavender necklace is awesome..
    but I like the featured pair for the giveaway best of all!
    I also became a follower of Frosted Trash!
    Loui♥

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  51. Hi Kat!
    It's your MIA friend,
    catching up on your
    archives. My life
    also sent me a
    curve ball and I'm
    so behind! First,
    best wishes to your
    Divine Ms. M! Sounds
    like prayers were
    answered and that she
    is doing better. I
    loved your post on
    Atticmag and tell
    Mr. Tide that his
    photos rocked : )
    in your other posts.
    This looks like a
    fab giveaway ~ you
    are so generous!
    xx Suzanne

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  52. I too am very sorry for the sad week you have had. I'm sure it's been very hard for you. What a perfect view you have from your house. WOW! Julie is a very talented jewelry designer. I love the pearls with natural glasss and I love the blue from the old Mason jars. Thanks for a chance to win the pretty earrings!
    Donna

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  53. I love sea glass! My favorites are those amazing pink earrings with the pink pearls! To die for!

    Vicki

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  54. I am one of your happy, happy followers! I surely do hope that you have better days ahead and that your friend recovers from her stroke. She is lucky to have your friendship and your concerns for her health. I will send up prayers.

    Vicki

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  55. When you get a chance - checkout the sea glass jewelry that I am wearing on my birthday give away post on my blog - you will love it!

    vicki

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  56. love the aqua earrings. be well.

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  57. I love the lavender pearl and glass earrings that she features on her title pix. It's not only unique but beautiful.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  58. I follow you and Frosted Trash on Google Friend Connect

    clenna at aol dot com

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  59. I posted on FB

    username: clenna Lyons Emery

    clenna at aol dot com

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  60. Kat, thanks for having this giveaway! I love the first pair of earrings with the pearls-they are beautiful.

    cmcdermitt1@carolina.rr.com

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  61. I am a follower of your blog and Frosted Trash!

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  62. I have posted about this giveaway on my blog:
    http://sherrisreadingjubilee.blogspot.com

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  63. I follow Frosted Trash now, and am totally smitten with her beautiful creations. I'm especially psyched about both of you (I read you every day) because you're in my neck of the woods (I live in AVA)! We Delmarva girls have it all goin' on!

    I adore both the first and second pair of earrings especially. I haven't had a beach vacation in almost ten years and sorely miss the sand between my toes. At least this way, I could have some essence of the beach, dangling from my ears!

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  64. Love the pale green triangles with the fresh water pearls.. My grandma bought me a bracelet with fresh water pearls back in the late 80's before she passed away and they always make me think of her.

    I also love the little dog, looks so much like my little dog Koda. He is the sweetest little guy, follows me everywhere.

    Maryland is beautiful, the bay is amazing. We have passed thru quite a few times going to Rehoboth from Ohio.

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  65. First and foremost, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is with you.

    As for earrings.... I'm pretty sure I can't live without the ones you've pictures above. The love the sea glass and crustal combination. Thanks a million to you and Julie for the giveaway. Please count me in.

    Happy weekend, jj

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  66. Kat - my prayers go out to you during this difficult and stressful time in your life. I'm glad that you had a chance to reflect on good life and health and blessings at some point during your week. God will be taking extra good care of you, friend.

    I did enter your giveaway because I'm loving those dangle earrings with the small round pearls and oblong pale green sea glass. Just beautiful! Julie does awesome work - and I'm now following her blog. I love dangly earrings and wear them all the time. And sea glass? It's nature's jewelry for sure.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway and thinking about us even while you are hurting. You're awesome.

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  67. Oh, and I've been your follower for a while now!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  68. I follow both blogs as primrose

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  69. oh my, where is my 1st comment as the second one showed up first.

    I said I liked the first pair best; just my size.

    *take care of yourself and loved ones during this time.

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  70. Ooh, I really love the rare lavender with jet beads. Very pretty.

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  71. Hello Kat...I am so sorry about your trying week. Sounds like you need to just sit back and take a break.
    I think it's wonderful of you to sponsor a give away...even tho you are going through so much right now.
    I signed up as a follower here, and at Julie's blog too! LOVE everything she does!
    I hope you start feeling better about things...life can be difficult, but also such a blessing.
    Hang in there kiddo.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  72. http://www.etsy.com/listing/51774717/cobalt-blue-beach-glass-earrings?ref=v1_other_1

    Just added this pair of GORGEOUS earrings to my etsy shopping cart. I love the color of cobalt blue!

    VWinship at aol dot com

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  73. How exciting Vickie...I know you'll love them!

    Kat

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  74. I almost missed this! I really love the ones you are giving away and the cobalt blue ones in her shop!

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  75. I think those you pictured are my fav. although she has some lovely things to choose from! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Suzanne

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  76. Wow, I didn't know about beach glass. The white beach glass and pink crystal are beautiful as well as all the others. Amazing what I get to see surfing through these wonderful blogs...Thanks! :)

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  77. hi thanks for your lovely blog I visited the frosted trash site and I love the Cobalt Blue Beach Glass Earrings

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  78. Hi I enjoy your blog.this is my 4th visit

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