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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!...so 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 photo...it 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..http://insearchofthebest.blogspot.com - 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.

53 comments:

  1. What beautiful work! I love handcrafted items and these are absolutely lovely!

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  6. Hi!
    I saw you post about your blog in the Frugal Live Chat today and thought I would come on over and read your blog and come support it! :)
    Stephanie does beautiful work! I love the card holder especially :)
    The flatware is lovely as well! Lovely ocean colors! :)
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

    PS if Stephanie has a website I'd love to take a looksey! :)

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    Hi!
    I follow via GFC
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

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    Hi!
    I follow via GFC
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

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    Hi!
    I subscribe via RSS. I would love to subscribe by email as I check those regularly.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

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    Hi!
    I subscribe via RSS. I would love to subscribe by email as I check those regularly.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

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    Hi!
    I follow your other blog!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

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    Hi!
    I follow your other blog!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
    ~Mippy :)
    bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

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  13. beautiful work
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  14. I am a new gfc follower #1
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  16. I Follow your other blog..http://insearchofthebest.blogspot.com - 2 entries #1
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  18. Id love to WIN!!!! (sabrinastonic at gmail dot com)

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  19. What beautiful items! I hope I win!!
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  20. Gorgeous!! I'd love to own them!

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  21. new GFC follower! feel free to follow me back :)
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  25. gorgeous photos! living in Maine, I understand how cold it can be here in the North. I lived in FL when I was 9 for the winter and the sunsets are gorgeous! Maybe one day soon I will retire to the South (well South of the Border that is, to my hubby's native country) her work is gorgeous, I love the intricate designs!
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  32. This would make a very nice gift for my wife. She loves handcrafted items especially beadwork.
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  50. CLOSED: The winner, in case you missed it, was Deb from http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com Selected through Random.org. She has been enjoying her set for some time now. Congrats Deb!~ For the rest of you, I have some exciting Swag being given away in the next couple weeks, so keep your eyes open and please send your friends!
    Blessed New Year!
    cathy

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