Friday, January 8, 2010

Win a pair of earrings from TheLostEarring!


Not just any earrings, but earrings with international exposure! Yes, these amazing earrings were featured in Boho Magazine, so they have serious hipster fashion credibility. Plus, they are gorgeous, graphic cupcakes, aren't they? With sweet pink frosting.

I haved loved TLE's film negative jewelry for a long time, and I have a pair of her film negative earrings that I adore and wear and force strangers to admire in line at the grocery store. That's just how I roll. She has so many unique and fabulous items in her etsy shop, using natural found bits and wonderfully graphic pencil shavings, illustrating how she makes beauty from minutae that we overlook every day. As she says, "There truly is inspiration all around us." I love that. She also creates personalized pieces from your images just for you. She's a wonderfully supportive, creative, intelligent person who has helped me out a great deal since I started selling on etsy. I honestly can't say enough nice things about her. And I can't say enough nice things about her jewelry.

So, you can enter to win these thoughtful, colorful earrings in several ways. Each action below will count as one entry! I will draw the winner next Friday, 15 January, at noon eastern time, and I'll announce that lucky winner soon after right here on the MABblog. Here's how you enter:

1. Follow my blog. Come on. It's full of random fun and silly hijinks.

2. Follow TheLostEarring's lovely, dreamy blog, full of beautiful images and inspiring words.

3. Tweety Tweeter Twitter this giveaway, and provide a link for your twittyering.

4. Bloggity-blog about this giveaway, and provide a linkity link.

5. Here's the creative one. Since these earrings use film negatives, take a second to tell us about your favorite photo ever. Mine is of my brother and me at Christmas. I'm about three years old, and he's about seven, and it's Christmas morning. My grandpa had come to our house dressed as Santa. My brother had a complete hyperactive meltdown and yelled, "Look, it's Santa! It's Santa!" I took one look at this supposed Santa and said, "That's not Santa. That's Grandpa." There you go. In the picture, we're sitting on Grandpa Santa's lap. I am smiling contentedly with my doll. My brother looks utterly traumatized. What's your favorite photo of all time?

It's that easy! Enter, spread the word, and good luck. And big big thanks to TheLostEarring for providing this opportunity.

64 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that cracked me up ha ha! Your favorite photo story is the BEST!!! Thank you for the kind words and good luck to all who enter :)

    And be sure to follow MAB's blog--you won't be sorry!

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  2. Hi MAB - Have just become a new follower of your blog. Not sure why I hadn't done it before as you have a wonderful blog, but for some reason I thought I had and then found out I hadn't.

    You mentioned that you used to live fairly close to Bradenton, FL, can imagine that it took a little while to acclimate yourself to the harsher Ohioan winters. It's still on the cold side down here and noticed that in our local paper they mentioned how the manatees were flocking in the warmer waters that surrounded a local power plant. Also read about our local iguanas falling down out of trees, seems when they get too cold their bodies shut down and they lose their grip on the branch. Wildlife societies have also been rescuing sea turtles that have been found chilled and floating in local rivers. At last count they had rescued over 200 sea turtles and had brought them to places like Mote Marine, where they were put into "warming pools" until the weather and the water warms up. It's been a hard time for Florida's tropical animal life.

    Oh and the very best of luck with your giveaway, hope you get bunches and bunches of entries. :)

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  3. I saw the footage on CNN with the frozen iguanas falling out of the trees! Not dead, just frozen stiff. Amazing. I hope it warms up for all of us soon. It's very hard in Florida. We didn't have real heat in our house when I lived there. Northern people don't know that. Of course, my family didn't have air conditioning either. That's why I'm so fierce, hahahaha!

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  4. Hey MAB! Long-time follower, first-time entrant!

    sweet mother of pink those earrings are cute!

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  5. I just tweeted about these lovelies!

    http://twitter.com/huzzahvintage

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  6. The earrings aren't my taste so I won't enter, but I'm following your blog :)

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  7. follow your blog MAB and follow TLE as well trying to tweet desperately but it's on overload-LOL must be all the snow!
    favorite photo?
    I have a teeny tiny photo-booth photo of my beagle (Hannah) and my boston terrier (Zero). My BFF and I dressed them up in cubbies dog hats and then held them up in front of the screen while the bulbs flashed. It was hysterical and the dogs both look like completely drunken Cubs fans. I don't know how we managed to get them to stay calm long enough for one photo but I assure you they were out of there before the last flash went off. The final photo in the strip is my friend and I howling with laughter.

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  8. I'm following your blog! These are such pretty earrings and I love pink!

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  9. I'm also following TLE's blog! Love her! <3

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  10. I;m following your blog. teresa@thesoapcorner.com

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  11. I am folowing day to day dreamers blog too. teresa@thesoapcorner.com (Like the blog name)

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  12. And I also follow theLostEarring's blog!

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  13. i'm a new follower! :) thanks for holding this. :)

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  14. I follow your blog, thanks for the giveaway.
    yumihamano@gmail.com

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  15. I am following your blog :)

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  16. My favourite photo? Well I had many when I was little I use to carry around a album of photos of myself and show people baby pictures of me! lol! There was one photo in particular of me sitting on beach in a beautiful little outfit, and now my favourite photos, well are a whole bunch from my wedding. I just love them!

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  17. I follow your blog!
    kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

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  18. I follow TLE
    kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

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  19. I follow you!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  20. I follow you (follower name is Damla).

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  21. I follow the lost earring's blog (follower name is Damla).

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  22. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/7558273306

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  23. I blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogcu.com/win-a-pair-of-earrings-from-thelostearring/6764639

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  24. My favorite phote is with my boyfriend in our university graduation ceremony sitting side by side with our caps on our heads:)

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  25. I follow your blog!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  26. I follow thelostearring's blog as well!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  27. My favorite photo is one from my wedding. It is of myself and all of my long time friends. Friends that I grew up with from preschool and we are still friends/support systems/some of us even in-laws now... and it is full of fun/love/energy that will always be there.

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  28. finally tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/happykatt64

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  29. I follow your blog!!

    em9499(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I follow TLE's BLog!

    em9499(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. My favorite photo of all time is the one of a 3 year old me holding my new baby brother. It's getting old and faded, but he still looks like a baby doll!

    em9499(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I am a new follower, thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I am following the Lost Earring

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  34. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/MaddyRu/status/7564556049

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  35. My favorite picture is of my son throwing pennies into a huge, gorgeous fountain when he was almost two. So cute!

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  36. Ok! Following your blog, you talked me into it!;)

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  37. And I've followed Lost Earring for a while! It really is a very nice blog.:)

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  39. I'm a follower and those earrings are adorable!
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  40. I'm also following The Lost Earring's blog!
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  41. Alright you!! You know I follow your blog! And I'm now following the Lost Earring! And you can bet your sweet bippy that I'll be blogging this AND telling you about my fav photo!
    :D

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  42. Hi, those earrings are so cute. I like the mix of pink and black

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  43. follow your blog
    dyylannnn@gmail.com

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  44. follow the lost earring
    dyylannnn@gmail.com

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  45. my favorite picture ever is a picture i took at warped tour 2007 of this guy standing all alone. it kinda looked like a posed picture because everyone was parted around him as if he was royalty and he was wearing a white t-shirt
    black skinny jeans wearing a stylish hat and carrying a 10x too big umbrella (:
    dyylannnn@gmail.com

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  46. My favorite photo is of my son when he was about 7 or 8 standing in front of our truck with my husband. They had been working on the truck and I don't know who had the most oil and grime on them. Just lovely!

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  47. Daiane Negretti
    follower: Daya, muito prazer...
    daia171@hotmail.com
    Piracicaba-SP
    Brazil

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  48. I have bloggity blogged the giveaway!!
    http://ickydogcreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/want-free-earrings.html

    Bow chica wow wow

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  49. hello followed your blog!

    bvrlylava@gmail.com

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  50. i am a follower of The Lost Earring =D

    bvrlylava@gmail.com

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  51. My favorite photo ever is a picture of me and my fiancee on the beach when we were in college. It reminds me of the fun and carefree memories of being young and in love. I miss him since he is in the US and i am here in the Philippines.

    bvrlylava@gmail.com

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  52. blogged about the giveaway =D

    http://bvrlycute.blogspot.com/2010/01/lost-earring-giveaway.html

    bvrlylava@gmail.com

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  53. I'm a follower of your blog.

    ale84.vercelli@hotmail.it

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  54. I'm a follower of The lost earring.

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  55. I tweet:
    http://twitter.com/dakha/status/7712890945

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  56. I blogged:
    http://giveawaymania.blogspot.com/2010/01/win-pair-of-earrings.html

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  57. My favorite photo is the last before going off to college.
    is our last picture together, now my father is dead.

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  58. enter me please~!

    i love anything ***pink***

    keep creating! :)

    hope i win!!
    thanks for the contest!

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  59. I think I'm too late to participate in this one :( Oops.. Oh well.. might as well tell you that I blogged about this giveaway:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/earrings-from-lost-earrings.html

    I hope it brought more participants even though I didn't get a chance to participate in the end.. waaaah!

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  60. You're not too late! You're in like Flynn!
    Still a couple of hours left to join in the excitement.

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