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Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's Personal...

On February 14th, I won a giveaway sponsored by Courtney Munger of MaddyNBella. It was hosted by the lovely Ly of Eternal Optimist (if you like giveaways and a mix of great topics subscribe to her blog). It was a $25 shop credit to Courtney's Etsy Shop. Courtney has so many cute things in her shop, but one necklace in particular caught my eye. It was the 'Letter Charm Necklace'.

I picked this necklace, because I wanted a piece of jewelry that truly meant something to me. I'm really close to my mom (my dad passed in 2007) and this necklace is a reminder of their love for me.

I chose 3 charms for my necklace. The number 3 means a lot to me (Holy Trinity and lucky number). The cross is a reminder that even though my dad has passed, he is with God and still loves me very much. The other 2 charms are my first initial and my mom's. I'm very close to my mom and love her very much. When you're an only child, I believe you have an even stronger bond with your parents. So when I touch the 3 charms on my necklace, I know both are with me. Does that make sense? Thank You Courtney!


Courtney's jewelry is both beautiful and unique. 
Definitely take a look at her Etsy shop (maddynbella collections).
 Do you have pieces of jewelry that have significant meaning to you?



I would also like to introduce you to a new sponsor of A Very Sweet Blog. Her name is Cynthia of the blog Prayer Notes by Cynthia. Subscribe to her blog for uplifting and inspiring posts. We all need that.
Her Etsy Shop carries beautiful bookmarks, gift tags, adorable children's room signs, cute coasters, magnets and MORE! I love it and it's very inexpensive! So check it out!



Have a Great Weekend Everybody! See you Monday! Bye :)
FYI - Several of you have complimented and asked me to put together a post outlining my skin care routine. Thank you. I'm putting together a week long post that outlines my regimen and I'll post them soon. 

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87 comments

  1. It makes perfect sense to me,I love my parents so much as well :) The necklace is so beautiful in many ways :) xoxo ♥

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  2. looking forward to that skin care routine list.=) happy weekend

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  3. It looks marvelous on you!! And I love the sentiments on the pieces..so true!! You look stunning as always..I hope you have a great weekend doll xx

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  4. A beautiful necklace Kim! I totally understand as I lost my father in 2007 also! Have a good day:)
    ~Anne

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  5. What an awesome way to pick out a necklace!! You look GORGEOUS! Love your lipstick color. Congratulations on your win. :)

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  6. Kim this post is special. You look beautiful. Congrats on your meaningful winnings. Lots of love. I am feeling better each day thank god. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  7. Kim this is such a sweet post - I'm glad you found a piece of jewellery that holds so much meaning to you. The necklace is made for you! And I love that lipstick you are wearing! :)

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  8. Aw I love this SO MUCH! I have a necklace with an "S" which stands for my mom's name, which is also my middle name (Susan).... This is a perfect piece to honor your love for your parents :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  9. i get what this means to you..i have a complicated relationship with my parents.it's not an acid one but we have so much..anyway..the things are really awesome..i am looking forward to your skin care regimen!i need tips.

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  10. Congrats on your win, it's a lovely piece of jewellery and even nicer that it means something so personal.

    Emma xo
    www.fluffandfripperies.com

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  11. Aww, beautiful jewelry and I love how much meaning it has to you. Looking forward to your skincare post because you do have GORGEOUS skin! And I'm LOVING that lipstick!!
    Sarah
    www.comingunstitched.com

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  12. Love your lipstick!

    That is a fantastic necklace - it's great that it means so much to you, truly beautiful :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  13. Congrats on your necklace win, Kim! I love that you picked a piece that has so much meaning to you...the necklace will be that much more special when you wear it :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  14. these are beautiful and whimsical

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  15. Love your new necklace, especially because it means so much to you - all those things and memories make it even more special. x

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  16. great choice! u deserved to win doll

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  17. That necklace is so pretty!! As are those sweet gift tags! =) I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

    p.s. I received and reviewed my Sharp Hill Designs Ipad case. It's beautiful!!

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  18. that necklace is absolutely adorable! the meaning behind it is so beautiful! It's great to have a reminder that you can wear everyday of the people you love most!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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  19. Very sweet necklace. Pieces mean so much more when they're personal. I'm loving your lipstick too, btw!

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  20. That's a lovely necklace, I love charms :)

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  21. Hey Kim!! Sorry I've been MIA for so long! Your comments were so sweet on my blog...yes, everything is all good with me now. Routine stuff, kinda, but no fun nonetheless. Thanks for continuing to stop by!

    Anyway, I absolutely love the necklace! I've been looking into getting one of these for myself & my stepdaughter & there are so many options on etsy out there, it's nice to have a recommendation from someone I trust!

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  22. What a pretty necklace Kim!! You look so pretty in the pictures :)

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  23. Can't wait for your skin care routine post doll. And you too have an amazing weekend.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  24. what a pretty necklace!
    Kim, you look beautiful! :D

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  25. So sweet! It's great to have jewelry that really means something.
    --TS

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  26. Very pretty Kim, it looks great on you. I love it when people have jewelry with a story or meaning behind it.

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  27. Wow! You are 1 lucky woman that win lots of stuff! The necklace looks good on you =)

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  28. What a great post! I am happy that you were able to find a piece that had true sentimental value. I love the necklace you chose, and I hope that it continues to remind you of the happy times you shared with your loved ones.

    Lynn
    CARMEN VOGUE

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  29. This is a lovely necklace and it is even more beautiful to me now that I know the special meanings behind it. :)

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  30. So pretty and sweet!

    -Jacqueline

    www.jenesaisquoifashion.blogspot.com

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  31. Kim, this is so amazing! I love the story behind the charms, and I couldn't agree more with you! Enjoy your beautiful necklace!

    Have a wondeful weekend sweetie!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  32. very special post
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  33. Cute stuff.

    xoxo
    TWO//MINDS
    Please stop by :-)

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  34. Aww the necklace and charms are so beautiful, its so sweet that you put so much thought and sentiment into choosing it. I need that bookmark asap! Have a wonderful weekend hun!

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  35. Hey Honey, I found your Blog, i Love Your Style. Great Style & Nice Blog. I follow YOU, i hope you follow me back. Kisses from germany ;**

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  36. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. This necklace is beautiful and what a wonderful way to remember him and cherish the memories :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  37. I love it Kim! The necklace is beautiful and I am so glad that you were able to find something that means so much and is beautiful on you.

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  38. Kim! I'm so glad you love the giveaway! You picked such a meaningful necklace! Thank you so much for sharing. You're amazing.

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  39. of course Yes! everything you said makes sense! that's really sweet Kim!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  40. Lovely story and lovely necklaces Kim, - and you look fab sweets, happy weekend,
    Ax

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  41. I'm such a fan of this necklace...it has so much meaning, which makes it even more beautiful. Sounds like you have an incredible father and mother, what a lucky lady :)

    <3 cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  42. what a wonderful way to add so much meaning to a piece of jewelry. and it turned out great!

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  43. I'm in love with your charm necklace. I love that the charms, individual and as a group hold such significance to you. I'll keep Courtney in mind should I want to get a charm necklace.

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  44. I love charm necklaces. It is nice to be able to personalize your jewelry. What you chose looks wonderful on you. :)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  45. What a gorgeous piece? I love charm necklaces that are not so OTT, this is gorgeous! You look fab too - Super shiny hair!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend Kim!
    x.o.x.o

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  46. Glad you are able to have something that means so much to you, i love it. I feel the same way and the title says it all girl!

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  47. that is a beautiful necklace... love that it actually means something to you... have a lovely weekend!

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  48. That's very special and dear to your heart...I totally see the reasoning behind it.

    My dad passed away as well, and my favorite number happens to be 3.

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  49. You look fabulous and that totally makes sense!! Such a sweet memento of your parents, especially your late father! <3 hautepinkpretty.com

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  50. that necklace is so sweet!!! love it. great choice.

    xo. chaptertwentynine.com

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  51. Oh gosh, this made me tear up, Kim. xo
    How sweet! The necklace is beautiful and what a lovely tribute to your parents.
    I have a necklace that my grandparents gave me and it's a locket with my parents wedding photo in it. I love it so much.
    Have a great weekend!

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  52. thats great that your so close with your parents!!!!! family is #1!!!! ♥

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  53. love the necklace and the fact that it means something to you, it makes it even more beautiful

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  54. Congrats on winning, Kim! :D The necklace is gorgeous!!

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  55. That's so touching! Congratulations for winning and that is one cute necklaace- even more cute because of the story behind it!

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  56. Beautiful! Check my new post and follow me if you want sweetie :X I`ll follow back !

    Fashionspot.ro

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  57. love the charm necklace! so simple yet soo unique!

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    www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  58. love the charm necklace! so simple yet soo unique!

    Check out my Threadsence Gift Card Giveaway!
    www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  59. Such a cute necklace!! I love the charms.
    I adore your lip colour in these photos :) Sweet blog!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  60. great pick...her jewelry designs are so beautiful. The n=book ,arks are lovely too. Have a wonderful weekend Kim!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  61. the necklace is very beautiful! i love the vintage style.. its great to have something to treasure and to remind you of something or someone special.. this one is really special for you dear!!!
    love your pictures.. you're so cute and i like the color of your liptstick :)
    take care dear and hope you're having a great weekend!!!
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  62. nice post, and cute jewelries! :)

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  63. nice charms and such a beautiful meaning behind them.

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  64. It's nice to hear the special stories of pieces that you love. Beautiful jewellery.

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  65. Your necklace is so beautiful and dainty...love it!

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  66. The charms are so meaningful!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  67. Your necklace is so pretty and I love the meaning behind it! I have a necklace that my Grandparents gave to me that means a lot to me too.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  68. That's such a sweet story. I didn't realize that those charms were so adorable and so small.

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  69. Awww Kim! What a great tribute to both of your parents. That was very moving to me. Great sentimental necklace and I think all of her stuff looks great!

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  70. what a great necklace! i love that you win so many cool blog contests!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  71. yayyy congrats on winning!! it's a lovely necklace =]

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  72. awwww..... you picked some great charms to reflect your personal sentiments. so awesome that you're close to your mom... and i have to say you look stunning in these pics!! hope you are well, and hope you had a great wknd!

    xoxo
    jas

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  73. Thank you for sharing this post with us. I love jewelry that is personal and has a meaning to its owner. I am so close to my mom too, so this would be really awesome to make and share with her.

    Can't wait to hear about your skin care secrets, you have a flawless complexion!

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  74. What a beautiful post, I LOVE jewelry with special meanings and this is one of the best one yet! It also looks very simple and chic as well, what a PLUS!

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  75. that's a really beautiful necklace - i love wearing pieces that have that special meaning. i have a necklace of three bunnies that i relate to my first three pets - three little guinea pigs. i love that you carefully chose each charm as you did. and her jewelry is just really pretty in general

    <3 katherine
    fashion.kitkatherine.com

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  76. This is the cutest necklace on you!

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  77. pretty necklace, kim. i love when pieces have meaning and a story behind it...makes it that much more special.

    [oomph.]

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  78. Thanks for sharing a personal story :) I love pieces with meaning and think of my grandmother whenever I wear things that belonged to her. Also, I love your lip color in these photos.

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  79. I love how personal this jewelry piece is! Also I love the lip color you are wearing kim!

    -Nico

    www.SatinandSalt.com

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  80. Kim,

    You look beautiful and the necklace is so special because of it's meaning to you. I do have special jewelry too. My father passed away when I was eighteen, and I have a necklace and ring from him. I will always treasure them because it reminds me of him.

    xo, sam

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