Giveaway :: Confetti by Annette

Thursday, August 22, 2013


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Here at the BSP we believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness (and let love rule!) is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” In fact, we even ask our contributors to tell us how that philosophy applies to their own lives. Reading these answers and hearing the many ways in which others live in love is always inspiring and uplifting, especially on those days when we are struggling to find the love in what we are doing. Today’s contributor is no exception.

Annette Stepanian of Confetti by Annette is living proof that taking a leap of faith to follow your heart can lead to the greatest of triumphs. After quitting her law career to focus on what truly makes her happy, Stepanian found her calling in creating handmade jewelry that brings sparkle  and happiness into your life. Also a featured maker on BRIKA, Confetti by Annette is well on its way to becoming the premier “go-to” site for accessories. This Crystal Ball & Chain Lariat is the perfect way to celebrate letting love in this fall, don’t you think?

Confetti by Annette is giving away one Confetti Necklace – Neon Yellow & Baby Blue to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, August 29th. Comments now closed…good luck!
Please visit Confetti by Annette and tell us: What do you love the most about your job?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, September 2nd, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Juliet Farmer says:

    i’m self employed and work from home, and i think the best part of my job is my boss–ME! 😉

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    Brittany K says:

    i absolutely love the culture of my office and job. we wear jeans, have free bagels on friday mornings and a weekly (sometimes daily) bar cart. our work can be really stressful sometimes, but it’s nice to actually want to spend time with people i work with outside of work. we chose to do that!

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    Jennifer says:

    I run a small business that buys from and sells to other small businesses. I love the fact that I am part of a small network of ‘mom and pops’ that are surviving and thriving in a time when big business seems to be taking over. I know that every sale I make is helping another small business owner to succeed.

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    lauren says:

    the chance to use my creativity is my favorite part about my job. thinking of the tiniest details to use and watching a client’s face light up when they realize what i’ve put together. 🙂 makes it all worth it!

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    sparrow says:

    My favorite part of my job is that I chose it. Willfully. Doggedly. You could say I left my job as a grant writer and editor to pursue my dream. I wished and hoped and prayed for babies, and over the course of four years, I’ve had two beautiful boys. Even on the days that are difficult where I want to put myself in time-out for ten years and do nothing but read, sleep, and sit in complete silence, I always come back to myself. I want to raise these  wild, midget, humanoid creatures to be successful, kind, good people. And I want to do it with grace, humor, and aplomb. And when I feel that I’ve sacrificed an interesting and fulfilling career (that has so much less feces! So! Much! Less!), my son body slams my face and I remember that there are seasons to life, that I haven’t sacrificed my other dreams forever and that this job I have now is transforming me into a someone more full than I was before. Someone withe more compassion. Someone with more hope. 

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    sam says:

    That I get to be a stay-at-home Mom and enjoy my three children everyday!! 

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    Regan says:

    I’m working at my dream job. I’m a professor at my undergraduate institution, and I just LOVE that I’m in a position to positively affect my students’ college experience. I want to be to them the type of professor I had–that taught me to value my education and helped broaden my horizons.

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    I get to play with kids all day! I teach 4 year olds. 

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    Elizabeth says:

    The thing I love about my job the most is the sincere hope I experience of making a difference and helping.  I’m a doctoral student in motherhood,family, and childhood studies and I adore it – as a mother, but also as a human being and a citizen.  I love that my work merges my life as a parent and my deepest longings to improve society.  I have finally started writing things that I truly hope can help others and be a positive voice in the conversation about family (and family structure) that is so necessary right now in our culture.

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    Nikki says:

    The best part of my job is that I get paid to do something that I absolutely, positively, LOVE!  What a gift and a blessing, and it makes any inconvenience inconsequential because I am happy with what I am doing, and then to get a paycheck on top of that makes me the luckiest woman I know.  I also love that my job gives me lots of freedom on scheduling and I work for very family oriented people.  I also love that my experience and opinions are not only valued, but requested.  I love not only the people I work for, but the people I work with.  (But the best part is still getting paid, because I love it all so much I would do it for free–really!)

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    cindy says:

    I love that I get to be me at my job. I don’t have to dress to impress anyone else, I am trusted to work autonomously and I make my own decisions. So….if there is anything I am unhappy about—-the only one to change it is—-me!

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    April C. says:

    I love that I am a stay at home mom!  I think it has been the best thing for my kids since they have turned out GREAT!  Best choice I made!

  13. 13
    MC Chau says:

    I’m an engineer – I love that I’m representing women in a male dominant profession!
    mcchaublog at gmail dot com

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    Courtney J says:

    I’m a high school art teacher, and what I love about my job is I get to talk about my favorite subject: art! Also that I get to inspire young people as they’re nearing the end of their school lives before entering college.

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    Valerie says:

    I love interacting with people from all over the world at work.

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    Jenni says:

    The stack of exquisite hats I get to wear! My photographers top hat, my graphic designers beret, my writers fedora, my party planning tiara and my coordinator derby hat. I am a marketing coordinator for a small firm, and every single day I get to do something different!

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    Lauren P says:

    Someone once said to me, “If you like what you do for 8 hours a day and like who sleeps next to you 8 hours a night, then you’re not doing too bad at life.” I had the nighttime hours covered and now I enjoy my days as well. Last year I went back to school to get a master’s degree in social work and I currently work at a college counseling center. It doesn’t matter if the day is a breeze or a struggle, I sleep (extra) well at night knowing I’m right where I should be. 

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    Kadi says:

    I’ve got to be completely honest – I work to make a living… I don’t live to work. I wish I could be a dreamer who can go off and explore an unknown world of creativity and freedom, but all-in-all… I’ve got to pay the bills (and I barely make it some months). There are a LOT of tedious, monotonous aspects of my job, but I credential nurses, therapists, and allied professionals – I love knowing that I’m putting quality healthcare  professionals in facilities across the nation. I have a hand in making sure we staff the kind of nurses and therapists I would want taking care of my family (or myself for that matter). I’m also fortunate enough to work with some truly amazing people… who inspire me daily and pour their heart into their work. So – though it may not be a dream job – I feel like I’m making a small, but significant difference at the end of the day… and that simple fact makes the hard work worth doing.. 

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    Charlotte D. says:

    I have two jobs and I love them both. I am lucky enough to be able to stay home with my three children most of the time. But I also work at a nursing home a few days a month. At work I feel fortunate to learn life lessons from the patients I meet when they share their wisdom and experiences with me. And in the process, I am able to pass on what I have learned to my children. It is true that you never stop learning and that your elders can really teach you a great deal about life.

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    Tiffany says:

    Since I’m self-employed, I love being able to set my own hours. If there’s a day I’m not feeling 100% or there’s too many other non-work related things to do, I have the ability do it later. If I want to wear pajamas all day, I can.

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    Sarah says:

    The Benefits

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    Jen says:

    no joke. i wake up excited to go to work. after years and years of hunting for a job or working somewhere i am uninspired, i’m finally in a position where i am challenged, motivated with room for growth. i feel very lucky and i am a better mom, wife, friend, daughter because of it.

    it is true what they say, “find something you love and you will never work a day in your life.”

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    Trisha says:

    I realize that I am very, very lucky in this, but I love my job. The work I do requires me to use my intellect, and is varied and interesting, the people I work for are wonderful, the benefits are good, the hours have a fair amount of flexibility, and we’re not client facing so the dress code is casual. It’s hard to pick one thing I love the most.

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    Renee Alam says:

    That everyday is like a new adventure…. you never know what to expect b/c everyday is always different.

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    Emma L says:

    It is extremely intellectually challenging and thus, every day is an exploration in problem-solving, multi-layered research, and adaptation. Thus, every day I feel like both the stupidest and the smartest person in my own small world, an experience that is both character-building and tremendously humbling. I love how hard it is, and how much I get out of it at the same time. I love you, job! <3

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    jane says:

    i’m still an undergraduate, so technically my job is to study haha. keeping up the grades is important, but the best part of being a student is that aside from hitting the books responsibly, i get to do anything i want, and for me it’s about serving actively in my campus ministry, maintaining and building relationships with friends, and taking care of the family at home (like making homecooked meals and doing chores so my working parents don’t have to). i don’t think i’ll have the freedom to do so much in the future when i enter the working world, so for now that freedom is what i treasure 🙂

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    Maddie says:

    I love working with inspiring people who want to do better for the world and work hard every day towards something for the greater good!

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    Tiffany says:

    It’s flexible. I’m able to work from home when needed. That’s a huge relief when you are just sick enough to be gross and not want to spread the yuckiness, but well enough to work. Then I can snot it out at home while tackling work tasks. It’s awesome for both parties! I get to recover, they get to avoid the crud. Win Win.

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    Aleta says:

    I love the people I work with. We laugh every day, even when things are stressful… I couldn’t ask for more than that!

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    Susan F says:

    I design and furnish commercial spaces; many medical offices, hospitals and schools.  I LOVE the opportunity to work with wonderful people being creative to provide them with beautifully designed and comfortable workspaces

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    Ali says:

    The books.. Oh man the books.. I work as a circulation librarian and spend all day surrounded by books. It is absolutely the best thing in the world.

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    Cindy A. says:

    I get paid to shop! No, really. I work as an Interior Design Assistant and I operate an online vintage boutique. To say I love what I do is an understatement.