Giveaway :: AHC

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{please visit AHC here}

When I was a little girl, I used to think that my grandmother’s jewelry box held the secrets of what it meant to be an adult, a woman. My play with these items was limited and guarded and it lent an air of seriousness to the task. I always felt as though I was doing something incredibly important when I touched each piece. As I got older, I found that I still hold the same reverence for treasures of any kind. I find myself in awe of other’s jewelry boxes, tchotchkes, keepsakes. I find that the jewelry we hold onto says a lot about how we view the world, how we relate to beauty. A good life is full of treasure, after all.

Debbie Carlos’ shop AHC is chock full of the sorts of treasures you tuck away for future generations to gaze upon. Gorgeously understated and yet completely unique and colorful, each of these pieces speak of a well tended life. From the astoundingly beautiful gold dipped jade rings to the whimsical Wood Marble, Brass Bracelet, this is the type of jewelry you tell your grandchildren stories about. Jewelry with a story? That, my friends, is what the good life is all about.

AHC is giving away three gifts to three different winners! One will receive the Red Necklace, one will receive the Exchange necklace, and one will receive the Pendulum necklace. To enter to win, please answer the following question by Wednesday, July 18th. Comments now closed…good luck!
 If you weren’t in your current occupation (whatever that may be) what would you be doing?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, July 23rd, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Lucy W. says:

    As I am currently a college student, realistically I would probably be doing something along the lines of sitting on my parents’ sofa thinking about how I should go do something. However, alter-ego-post-grad me would be working as a Nat-Geo photographer (of people) someplace exotic on the other half of the globe.

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    Jessica says:

    Currently I’m a research scientist. If I wern’t doing that, I’d open a small bakery in Greece. It’s so lovely, and so friendly.

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    Tasha says:

    I work in the restaurant industry. If I didn’t, I imagine I would be a gardener of some sort! Hands in the soil…

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    As I’m currently completing a masters degree, like the commenter above me I would probably be sat on my parent’s couch perplexed at what to do with myself. As it is, I’m hoping to work for a non-governmental organisation someday… Pipe dream? Running a bookshop/vegetarian café. 

    Fingers crossed for the Pendulum necklace, thanks so much for this very generous giveaway! 

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    if i weren’t a freelance writer, i would probably be a private investigator. 

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    Sarah Jane says:

    If I weren’t in my current occupation I’d be staying home with my children, raising chickens & keeping bees, sewing & knitting & baking cookies.

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    Lindsay V. says:

    I think about this a lot! My current job of choice is either my own donut bakery or a wedding planner.

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    Stacy says:

    I am with a previous commenter, if I didnt work I would be a stay at home mama to my 2 kids, gardening, baking, raising chickens on our imaginary farm.

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    Abigail says:

    If I wasn’t in retail, I would be attending school for photography =]

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    Kristen says:

    Love the red necklace! I currently work in IT, but if I wasn’t doing this I would LOVE to work as a graphic designer in Montreal, Quebec!

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    Lauren says:

    Funny you should ask… I’m leaving my current occupation (proofreading/freelance writing) to start a graduate program in social work this fall. I have degrees in psychology and creative writing and a background in teaching, so this next step makes more sense than at first blush. The eventual goal is to work with young adults living with a mental health disorder. Even though I am really happy about my prospective career, I’m secretly hoping I will always have time for my own writing projects. I don’t think I’ll ever lose the writing bug.

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    Emma says:

    I would have a small but excellent riding school, teaching young kids how to ride and care for horses.

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    Meg T says:

    I stay at home with my children now, but someday I would love to be a Child Life Specialist. My cousin got cancer when he was 12 and I got to see what a positive impact this professional had in his life. CLS explain scary medical terms and procedures in easier terms, often through play. They also provide families with information and support. I can’t think of a scarier thing than to have a really, really sick child. I would love to be able to give these families little bits of joy and relief during the day.

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    Courtney says:

    I’m currently working as a substitute teacher (trying to get a full-time art teacher position!), but if I wasn’t doing that, I’d be a children’s book illustrator.

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    msilba says:

    I’m currently a stay at home Mom, which I love, love, love!!! But if I wasn’t  I would love to get back into working with at-risk teen kids like I have previously.  There are so many kids out there that need a positive role model, or just an adult to tell them their doing a great job once in a while! Since so many of them sadly, do get the support they need to thrive and reach their fullest potential from adults at home.  I believe this world would be a much different place if every child had a positive, supportive person in their life, and If i can be that for just one child then all of the stress and heartache of the job is well worth it!! 

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    Ella P. says:

    a tennis or a soccer player, my 2 favorite sports in the world.
    How great it is getting paid doing what you love the most?

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    jane says:

    i’m entering my second year of university education as an english language major next month, but given a choice i would still be a student, except it’ll be at culinary or pastry school!

    my parents say i’m free to do anything i want after i graduate as long as i pay my own way so who knows, maybe it’ll become a reality for me in the next few years or after i save up enough 😉 

  18. 18

    I’m a social worker/therapist and I often dream about owning a craft/party supply biz. Sigh.

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    Tequila Kira says:

    Working with child protective services

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    Linnea says:

    I am a social worker and I absolutely love my job, but some days I dream about owning an alpaca farm. I can’t get enough of those gentle animals!

  21. 21

    I’m already in one of my dream jobs (I write for a living), but in another life I might have been an artist and splashed about in paint instead of words!

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    meghan says:

    I am a special education teacher, but I would love to do photography with children with special needs.

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    Luisa says:

    Doing photography at my own leisure.

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    Rebekah says:

    something creative (art oriented) &/or traveling

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    Echo says:

    I would open an artist studio/gallery/performance space.

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    Amy says:

    I would either be a wedding planner or I would open a cupcake bakery….

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    Jessica Weipert says:

    I would be writing for some sort of posh fashion magazine!!!! I would love to be independently wealthy!!! (I reach for the stars!) 

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    I’d be on the road vending my jewelry/art and doing the shows living like a gypsy cowgirl rockstar……teehee

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    Nicole says:

    I love my job as a librarian, but my dream job is to be a novelist!

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    Stephanie C says:

    My realistic dream job that I’m currently pursuing is becoming a clinical pharmacist. But if my brain were wired a little more creatively, my fantasy job would be a wedding dress designer or font inventor! While I love the sciences, I think it would be so fun to have a more artsy type of job. I can just imagine myself going crazy with frilly dress patterns or creating fancy, intricate fonts that are near illegible. Maybe there’s a reason I don’t actually work in those industries :]

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    Loretta says:

    I’m a mom and a chiropractor. If I wasn’t that, I’d be a midwife or a doula because birth is so amazing!

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    Lindsay says:

    if I wasn’t in medical school, I would be an event planner – just hate the hours (although doctor’s hours aren’t much better!!)

  33. 33

    I found my current occupation because of an international break up. I had been living in Australia and started working for the local newspaper. They had a job shadow program and I chose graphic designer and journalist and shadowed both. When the relationship ended, my spouse visa wasn’t valid anymore so I came home. But from the ashes, had a new career focus.

    I spent the next two years rounding out my writing portfolio and am now blessed with my dream job as a reporter in the city I want to live in, and the best part is… indesign is a huge part of my job! If that hadn’t worked out, I would have definitely gone with equally awesome plan B – graphic design.

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    HNR says:

    I would write children’s books about science. I’m sure my nerdy tendencies were solidified as a curious kid admiring animals and clouds, and I would love to engage kids in looking at the amazing world around them with new eyes!

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    kim gordon says:

    I would have been a neurosurgeon.   

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    dalia says:

    I would be traveling the world and i would live off of my camera, my pencil and paints, my thoughts and words on paper. It’s what i love to do, to be creative in as many mediums as possible and to keep my creative side in motion.

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    Rosy says:

    Currently I work in a small complany as accountant.
    I would like to run a small Bed&Breakfast on Como lake (it is just 25 km from my home), it would be a small house with 3 or 4 bedrooms full of sunlight, pots of rosemary and time and sage al the windows, a terrace on the lake where people could have breakfast with tea and fresh orange juice and my homemade cakes and enjoy the fresh air of the lake, a white embroidered linen tablecloth, lots of photographs on the wall, shabby chic furniture, my cat sleeping in the shadow… Oh I would be so happy!!

    PS: sorry for my mistakes in English please!! 🙂

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    Monica B. says:

    I would be sitting infront of the mona lisa, the girl with the pearl earing, monets artwork making sure that generations down the line they will be able to see the broad brushstrokes of the best.

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    neha says:

    I would be an artist or a graphic designer making cool art prints!!!

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    Theresa says:

    I am currently a stay at home mom (planning to start my own business) but I was studying to be a cinematographer/editor in film.

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    Kellie says:

    I went back to school to do what I really wanted, so if I weren’t doing that I would have still been stuck trying to make it as a copywriter and not loving it!

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    Kristin says:

    I’m a presidential history buff… so I would love to be a guide or employee for a presidential library. Geeky, I know!

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    Heather says:

    I’m a research biologist… as much as I love my job, I think I would spend some time volunteering at the Smithsonian, and the rest at home with my daughter

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    Tiffany says:

    Hmm…this is a question I’ve thought about over and over for the past three years. In college, the thing I wanted to do most was become a doctor. So when I graduated, I applied to medical school and was completely devestated when I was not accepeted. I took the next two years to work in the medical field, volunteer at a healthcare clinic, explore my faith and contemplate whether there was anything else in the world that I could see myself doing besides being a physician. I thought that by immersing myself in so many new experiences I might find myself an awesome plan B. Turns out, they just confirmed how much I really wanted to be a physician, and nothing else would ever come close to fulfilling that desire. So, I applied to medical school again last year, got in, and will be starting school this August! If I wasn’t pursuing a medical education right now, I’m certain I would find a way back to it, because I truly feel that it is my calling to become a doctor.

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    Samantha says:

    Right now I work in libraries, but I always wanted to be a marine biologist.

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    Jennifer says:

    I would be in politics. I’m afraid to take the leap, but I feel like I have the voice, intellect and compassion to make a difference. 

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    Christy Ann says:

    If I weren’t a stay-at-home mom, I would be a student, a teacher, or an editor. If we’re talking dream jobs (as in, if I wasn’t in my current occupation as a mom and wife) I would be traveling the world with nonprofit organizations, teaching English.

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    Sam says:

    Babysitting and spending more time with my grandchildren!!!!

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    Jennifer says:

    I’m currently a full-time mom and a bartender part-time.  I have a college degree, but I stay at home during the day with my kiddos so that I don’t have to put them in day care.  I have children… what’s the point of having them and then letting someone else raise them???  Anyway, when they go to school, I will finally start a career.  My dream job would be to be a marketing manager.  

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    Kaylie says:

    I’d like to be a PR manager