Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 Holiday Gift Guide UPDATE !

Hope you all had a wonderful and cozy Thanksgiving day with family and friends...gathering together to bless each other, sharing encouraging words and thankfulness with those around you. Battling serious illness for along time, one is usually grateful for each new day. And then last week I busted my left needless to say I am behind on everything. So, once again, I am brought to a new level of having a grateful heart for the simple things in life. 
That said, I am behind in everything...especially blogging. So to be fair, I am extending this SWAG GIVEAWAY until next Friday , December  3. This set could be a beautiful gift for yourself or a friend or family member. And the artist , Stephanie, is amazing with a great heart and so much talent. As soon as her website is finished I will be featuring it on this site. Until then, please feel free to contact me if you are interested in purchasing anything from her. Please also feel free to browse some of the great sites I have included on the bottom left of my blog.  And please let them know I referred you!... Be blessed. Each day is a great gift from God for all of us! The love of friends and family is the most valuable thing we can have!

**See SWAG Entry requirements below.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2010 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways !

Can you believe the Holidays are upon us already? Where did the time fly to these past six months? For those of you that follow me on TWITTER,  you know that has been my main form of communicating. Thank you for migrating over here!  ( And thank you for your continued & appreciated prayers as I battle life-threatening illness..) And for newcomers, I look forward to bringing a bit of joy and blessing to you in some form, as I share reviews of  Palm Breeze Living...Travel, Hotels~Resorts & Spas, Food & Wine, Art, Music and Film media, Fashion, Home Decor, Beauty, Green Living, Upscale Children's products, and so much  more..why not  check out my fave blogs and websites..!
I am truly blessed, as a former Northerner, to be living in the South.  Granted, I do miss the the "white Christmas" of the northern states or Scandinavia when I lived there, but the wonderful folks here also bring in "snow" at Holiday time to bless us all..especially the children. I will try to do a special on the "imported snow"  in the next couple weeks.  But here in the South, we have so much to be thankful for in everyday living. Shopping here is so much fun, even if just window shopping, and a great way to meet new friends. Here is an example!...

..notice the fans on the roof..our outside walkways at City Place, Palm Beach !

And here is another fave Palm Beach shopping area...Sailfish Marina  on Singer Island..

For the holidays and all year round, both locals and tourists to the Palm Beach County area, can also find something for everyone at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island. On Thursday nights from 5 to 9pm all year, artisans come together to offer their products to all who venture down to the marina for a night of fun, food, outdoor music, and shopping. You can choose to eat inside one of the many Singer Island restaurants, or choose to get one of the most incredible Grouper fish sandwiches you can find, right there on the waterfront vendors walk...( and best thing yet, on Thursday nights only, if you buy from the Marina outside vendors, it's only $3.00 for that grouper sandwich!! yes, you read right! hurry down if you are in the area!)

Which leads now to my first      HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE SWAG GIVEAWAY !!

Here is Stephanie,  a local artisan and one of my new friends from the Marina. She and her colleague do amazing, beautiful handcrafted and beaded wire work and so much more. She has a vast array of home decor items and kitchen items with gorgeous beads and wiring. You can see just a small array of what she produces here in the includes serving plates, bowls, cutlery, flatware, wine glasses, vases, and so much more. They sell not only here, but also in craft shows around the state. She has kindly donated a beaded 2 piece flatware set, just in time for the holidays. In the photo you will also see a card holder I received from her. ( if anyone would like to  place an order  for any of these items or beaded wine glasses, please let me know in the comment section and ask for more information, and I will pass the message on to her.)

As mentioned, the business card holder is in the photo to show you her artistry, but it is the 2 piece handcrafted artisan, beaded flatware , that is the SWAG in this giveaway. Aren't the blue and green stone beads gorgeous?! Who wouldn't love to own this? This Swag Giveaway is only a week long and will be mailed immediately upon verification of winner.

** Each task will give you the amount of entries it states.  Remember, please leave separate entries as stated in the comment area. Entries will be accepted until midnight EST on Thanksgiving night, November 25, 2010. Giveaway valid only in USA(Sorry!)...

~ Comment on this post- 1 entry  (**May be done daily)
~Comment on any article in my other blog - 1 entry
~Follow on GFC..(Google Friend Connect)..on sidebar.- 2 entries
~Follow on Twitter - 2 entires
~Tweet about this Swag from our Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway - 2 entries(can be done 1 time daily)
~Subscribe - 2 entries
~Follow my other blog.. - 2 entries
~Add my button to your blog - 4 entries
~Refer a sponsor and let me know about it. If they decide to sponsor this blogs Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway, you get - 5 entries
~Refer a new follower, who then follows on GFC , or twitter..let me know who it is and you get an 1 additional entry for each.

Until  then, have a blessed and heart warming thanksgiving. And keep checking back...(HINT~ Subscribe to updates for the latest SWAG news and Gift Guide news!..and extra entries! You just might be seeing Beauty products, Sandals, Fashion, Swimwear, Resort Wear, Gourmet Food & Wine..and???? ) I am working with sponsors right now on both Reviews and Giveaways for the HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!

And not to leave you without having a bit more of a taste of PALM BREEZE LIVING... enjoy a few more shots I took at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island, Palm Beach County, Florida !

**Disclosure: photography~ my own copyrighted property . I received a gift of a Business Card holder to review, and a 2 piece set of Handcrafted Beaded Flatware for the Holiday Gift Guide Swag Giveaway.