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Giveaway :: Addiah

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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We couldn’t embark upon a month-long journey into all of the things we love without including some shops that make us think about our intentions, our choices, the beauty in our lives. You know the ones I’m talking about: the boutiques where you stumble in one afternoon and find yourself in a perfectly curated version of your dream shop. You want every item in the shop and you find yourself looking for excuses to buy things there. Someone’s birthday? Perfect. You got a promotion? Time to buy yourself something beautiful. It’s Wednesday? Definitely time to get that candle. You know what I mean.

Addiah is that shop. Friends, Virginia Petitte has located the most beautiful goods for home and body and curated them for you. Petitte’s strength is that she understands the marriage of form and function and provides the essentials with a twist. That twist is that they are all stunning and chic and encourage us to seek out and celebrate the beauty in our everyday lives. I am in love with the Worker B line (featured above!) and check out the Serveware section. (Gah! Such beauty.) Find your beauty and inspiration at Addiah. And tell me you are able to leave empty handed. I dare you.

Addiah is giving away the winner’s choice of either one pair Erinite Oval Stud Earrings OR one Worker B Gift Basket (including one lotion bar, one unscented lotion, and one choice of face wash.) To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, February 20th.
Please visit Addiah and tell us: what daily task brings you the most joy or has the most meaning for you?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, February 25th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Katie B says:

    Every afternoon I have dog walking duty. I look forward to my 30 minute walk everyday! Fun times with the pups, chatting with neighbors, and enjoying my DC neighborhood is an excellent recipe!

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    how funny, I am the household dog walker, too! it’s a nice way to get outside for some fresh air and get back in touch with nature and my dog every day.¬†

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    rachel says:

    Making my husband breakfast. It’s a bit of a hassle but he feels so loved by it and is so grateful. That makes it worth it!

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    heather f says:

    I love coming home from work in the evening and having my grandson followed by our 2 dogs run to the door yelling and barking. I feel welcome!

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    latanya says:

    I love holding my son in the morning and giving him kisses before I leave to go to work.

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    jackeline says:

    I love reading to my daughter every night. I love the feeling when she cuddles close to me and love to see her facial expressions as she reacts to the book. I will always cherish these moments. I also look forward to my daily hot yoga class. It’s where I go to get some quiet in my life.

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    Aleta says:

    I love walking my dog in the morning. She loves it, all I have to do is say “walk” or grab the leash and it brings her so much joy! Watching her get all excited, and having the chance to breathe in fresh air, and get myself moving in a physical way every morning is the best feeling.

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    Amaranta says:

    I love buying groceries, I know it might be strange; The long lines, noise, etc. But to tell the truth it is never lost on me the fact that I am lucky to be able to buy things for my home. I had times when I had little money, so now, that my husband and I are doing OK. It is always a joy to buy food for home ūüôā

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    Anne H says:

    I love to cook dinner for my family everyday.As sappy as it sounds they always say they taste the love. It is there,they are right I am always thinking about them when I am cooking. There have been times, due to my health that I could not cook and it was always what I wanted to get back to first. The shop is beautiful I love the love wrap bracelet and the honeycomb necklace, and…and….

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    Noma says:

    I’m a premed student. This semester I’m taking my first course on gross anatomy: anatomy and physiology. The moments I take learning more about my body and human life are the moments that mean the most to me. Sometimes at night I lay and feel around my abdomen, and recite “the spleen, the colon, the large intestine, the stomach”. Knowing what’s in there just makes me feel more alive.¬†

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    Amzi says:

    It used to be making a home-made latte…then I went off coffee. ¬†I really look forward to my nightly hot shower and winding down for bed!

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    Angela the Spy says:

    Hmm, probably my time each day to surf blogs–because some days it’s when I’m on the exercise bike, and working out is good, and sometimes it’s chilling at home after a long lab. ūüėõ

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    Courtney J says:

    My daily task that has the most meaning for me is cleaning off my desk every Sunday. I do this so I can work on projects, put away notes, and just feel like I can start fresh for the upcoming week.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    My son is two years old and putting him to sleep is the most peaceful and rewarding process. He turns from this active, loud, wild child to the sweetest little cuddler ever! I still rock him to sleep most nights and pats my cheek and says “Love Mama so much.” as he gets drowsy. Having my two babies (one currently in the belly) close and quiet makes all of the messes and noise and morning sickness worth it. Doing that one task every night really makes me appreciate what I have.

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    Emily B says:

    I appreciate the question because I’ve been thinking about it all morning and it’s been awhile since I remembered that although my daily tasks are repetitive, they are filled with goodness, joy, and meaning.
    Every night before bed, my husband and I read the Bible together and say a nightly prayer. This time together puts everything into perspective: the worries of the moment, the stresses from the day, my 3-year old’s tantrums at the grocery store, etc.. It helps me to reconnect to God and to my husband in a way that opens my eyes to gratitude. A close second would be nursing my baby to sleep. He’s such an active kid that he has no interest in snuggling ever, except when I’m nursing him to sleep. I lie close to him in the quiet dark of our house and kiss his fuzzy, nearly-bald head and feel the sleep ease into this little body. It’s a daily gift.

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    Emma says:

    I like mopping the floors. I l ive in an ancient, ancient apartment and the floors were put down in the early 1800s. They have been terribly mistreated over the years but taking care of them – and the maintenance is a daily occurrence, that’s how sad the floors are – makes me feel like I am contributing in some small way to the survival of a proud old building that has seen so much that we consider the historical past. It feels deeply meaningful to reflect on the passing of time, and the improvement of humanity, while tending to something material.

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    Sarah P says:

    The daily task that means the most to me is making my kids’ breakfast in the morning. They are so sweet and sleepy before school & always up for cuddles. My significant other drives them to school every day so I can get to work on time, but it’s nice to be able to share those wee morning hours together as I nourish them before I head out into the world.

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    kim gordon says:

    I love to cook dinner for my family.I look forward to it …No matter how crazy the day has been, dinner is the one time that we sit as a family and connect. We have made The Bright Side Project a dinner staple.The question of the day is written on our chalkboard dinner table ..asked, and answered. Somehow I dont think think this question is going to be my teens fav..The other day she sent me a photo of her at home sad face gloves on cleaning the toilet..her caption..”CINDERELLA”…my reply” and look where Cinderella ended up ..she married the prince, moved into a castle and lived happily ever after..happy scrubbing”….

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    Jenni says:

    Coming home from the gym. I am not one of those people who love working out or can’t wait to get nice and sweaty with a good workout. However, I love those 15 minutes after I get home from the gym. Slowly changing my clothes, wandering around the house to unwind, letting the dogs outside, etc. It only lasts about 15 minutes before I have to dive into making dinner and all of the other things that need doing, but I love those 15.

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    Kate B says:

    I actually really like to do the dishes. I love the feeling of hitting “reset” on my kitchen and making it all clean again. We don’t have a dishwasher, so washing things by hand is a sort of meditative experience, and doing them right after a meal means that my kitchen is calm and serene until we need it again.

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    Lindsey says:

    what an incredible collection of beautiful things on this site! I’ve been participating in a 40 day Baptiste yoga program that has involved near daily practice and daily meditation. I was doubtful at the beginning but these two things have become key to my day. The busy I get the more important it is to take some time to breathe, center and reconnect with what really matters.

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    Brittany K says:

    i love doing my hair and makeup in the morning. it gets me energized for the day and makes me feel awake!

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    sam says:

    getting the kids up and ready to start their day Рmaking breakfast for them and packing their lunches : ) 

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    Eve says:

    I have three little kids and a crazy, messy life but everyday I brew a pot of unique loose leaf tea. ¬†I have a beautiful hand-thrown teapot and mug and they cause me to slow down and savor. ¬†It’s a reminder to enjoy simplicity everyday! ¬†And, wow, I LOVE the Addiah store…so many beautiful and classic finds!!!

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    Nikki says:

    Getting up in the morning and making school lunches for my middle-school and high-school boys–which they appreciate and thank me for, I love that they have yummy and healthy lunches and prefer mine over the cafeterias. Doing the laundry (daily, whew!) and the sense of accomplishment and order I appreciate from clean clothes, replaced buttons, mended seams, all nicely tucked away in the drawers. ¬†Prayers at bedtime that even the teenagers will walk into our room and say “time for prayers” as we close up the house, turn out the lights and do the last minute putting things away. ¬†Daily tasks are work but I am so thankful to be able to have a home to tidy and “nest” that none of the homework feels like drudgery (except nobody loves to scrub the toilet–but at least it gets clean!!).

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    Rachel says:

    About 2 months ago, I made a decision to get up an hour earlier to do my bible study & pray. I start work at 7:30am & have to leave for my job by 7am, so as you can imagine it is no easy task to make this commitment. But as I got up on a regular basis at 5am! I have had such a sweet time with The Lord & it has brought such peace in my life. Plus, starting my day out not focused on myself, but on Christ is the perfect way to start.

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    jane says:

    the 1h commute to school (it’s 1h in one direction, so i spend an average of 2h commuting to school in a day, sometimes it’s 3h if traffic is terrible or when it rains) is my favourite, even though i complain about it all the time. it’s really down time for me to pray to God, or catch up on sleep, and i really appreciate having that little slice of personal undisturbed time.

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    Erin says:

    Going to bed at the same time as my husband every night is my favorite. We are both very busy, and though many of our evenings are spent together, there are plenty that, because of tasks and responsibilities we both have, tend to extend the separation that began in the morning. Regardless, we try VERY hard to go to bed at the same time every night, even if one of us stays awake reading, or even if it means one of us has to wake up earlier the next morning to finish something up. It’s something small that makes a very BIG impact.

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    Jennifer says:

    I love getting the mail. Opening the mailbox is like opening up a treasure chest or pandora’s box. You just never know what it might contain.

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    Heather N. says:

    It sounds silly, but I love taking a shower. Its the one time during the day when no one can talk to me, my phone isn’t near me, and I can just think uninterrupted. And I love the feeling of washing away one day’s hurts and worries and starting afresh.

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    Katherine says:

    Right when I wake up in the morning, I boil a pot of water. It heats as I brush my teeth, wash my face, and put in my contacts. Then I pour it over my coffee grounds, in the French press I’ve had for years, and let it steep for 10 minutes. Those 10 minutes are spent making the bed, doing push ups, and lunges and squats. Sounds a little neurotic but then I feel so much more awake and it is an awesome way to kick start the day (even before caffeinating!!).¬†

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    Syd says:

    I absolutely love getting to work early and making my daily green tea with honey. Not because it makes me feel warm and joyful, but because I know my mom is on the other side of the world in Saudi Arabia, making her tea right before bed. It is an unspoken bond that I am able to share with her even if we aren’t able to speak on a daily basis.¬†

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    kim says:

    My parents are young yet in their Golden Years! I spend each day with my mother telling her I love her and what an honor to be her daughter. She is my role model.. her love and compassion for all is beautiful. I spend each day with my father telling him I love him and appreciate his loving compassion for my mother and others.

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    Lisa says:

    Eating! How wonderful it is that we get to nourish our bodies and enjoy delicious food multiple times every day!

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    Tiffany A. says:

    The daily task that brings me the most joy is breastfeeding my baby girl. It is such a great bonding time with her. I love that she looks up at me and smiles while she’s eating! At the end of a long day, I love to have her stars nightlight on with her music playing and I get to feed her and rock her! I have never been happier!

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    Meg T says:

    Reading to my children is the perfect combination of cuddly closeness and intellectual wonder. I love being there when greats such as Moby Dick, King Arthur, 20,000 Leagues (and the like) open a new world of adventure for my littles. There’s nothing like it.

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    Rachael says:

    I love giving my two kids hugs and kisses. It’s the best part of every day! ¬†

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    Renee A. says:

    Without ¬†a doubt it would be cooking….while I’m cooking usually one of three or all three of my daughters are in the kitchen to help me and talk to me,share thoughts and ideas about a vast variety of topics. We also talk about new recipes to try next time and we just have fun. I think most kids fond memories of their loved ones revolve around food and equate that with love so I would hope that my kids share fond kitchen memories with their kids and pass on that great feeling of love from someone showing their love for their family buy cooking a homemade meal together. It also makes washing dishes after much more enjoyable when the kids keep talking after our meal is done and without anyone saying a word we make our way towards the sink and wash and dry the dishes together…it makes something I dislike into something I want to make last longer just so I can talk more to my girls since I know the time I have with them is limited and I want to enjoy every minute I can with them sharing my wisdom and words of thought that I hope will influence their life choices. (If I were to win I’d love the gift basket for my middle daughter who has excema really badly and is always looking for something organic to try to heal it or at least make the itching less itense.)

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    Abigail Ishihara says:

    My favorite daily task is getting my kids up in the morning- I love the fresh start of a new day and there sweet little faces after a nights sleep!

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    Kellie says:

    Walking my buddy, my dog Baron.

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    echo says:

    The morning ritual of hot drinks and big breakfasts with my love.

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    Lucy says:

    The morning time when I eat breakfast, drink french pressed coffee, and spend time with my Maker.

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    Annie says:

    It’s a toss up between drinking coffee in my colorful mugs or walking the newest addition to my family, Frankie(pants).¬†

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    Lori Shelby says:

    My favorite daily routine is waking up to my Boston Terrier.  Most days I wake up to sloppy kisses and cuddles, then I enjoy preparing his breakfast and taking him for a walk.  He never fails to help me start the day with a smile.     

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    Theresa says:

    Making breakfast for the children, and knowing that I am fueling them for ll the adventures coming that day.

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    bonnie says:

    my most sacred time of the day is spent reading on my youversion bible app in the morning. it grounds me, re-centers me and inspires my day!

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    Alexis S. says:

    Making the bed has turned into a very important part of my day. It says that I’ve taken the time to bring about a little order in my life for the day, even if everything else is total chaos.

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    Dana J. says:

    My favourite daily activity is playing with my dog, Lincoln.  He just exudes per joy!!!

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    Alicia says:

    I recently decided that the first thing I would do when I get home from work is to make time to sew each and everyday–even if it just 15 little minutes. ¬†Sewing calms me like nothing else I do each day. ¬†It is my time to let my right brain be quiet and the left side to shine! ¬†The daily spark of creativity helps me leave work at work and start each and every evening in my home anew. ¬†