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Giveaway :: Sara Reynolds Jewelry

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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There are days when I think my job here at the BSP is to introduce you wonderful readers to artists and brands we love and that is simply the end of it. There are also days when my view of beauty and inspiration is shaken to the core and I have fresh eyes, wide open in wonder. Today is one of those days, friends. What perfect timing, considering our theme this month is “The Art of Beauty.”

Sara Reynolds creates the type of jewelry and home decor that I think exists in a parallel universe. Because she is clearly designing for me and me alone, right? Oh, friends. That is the beauty of art, the art of beauty. Sara Reynolds Jewelry is handcrafted, impeccably designed and speaks to volumes of individuals, not just me. That is the mark of a true artist, don’t you think? Someone whose art speaks across boundaries, both real and imagined. First off, this Brass and Copper Pyrite Ring feels as though it was specifically designed with me in mind and I have to be honest and tell you that this Agate Lacquered Box and just taken the number 1 spot on my wish list (not joking in the slightest.) Do yourself a favor: honor beauty and visit Sara Reynolds Jewelry. Your life will be happier for it.

Sara Reynolds Jewelry is giving away one Herkimer Diamond Sterling Silver Ring to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, September 16th.
Please visit Sara Reynolds Jewelry and tell us: What was the first thing that inspired you this morning?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, September 23rd, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Jennifer says:

    Today is the primary election in Rhode Island so I’m inspired to do my duty and cast my vote for our future Governer. 

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    Pumpernickel says:

    Where I live autumn has just begun. I looked out my window first thing this morning and saw the leaves just barely turning yellow and made a mental note to let my kids romp in the woods today.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    The cool crisp morning–it’s about time it cooled off around here! 

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    Heidi says:

    Waking up to my one year old’s big eyes and smile was inspiring- it’s going to be a great day! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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    Ellen L. says:

    My husband and I just returned from an all-American road trip to the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Denver and Vail. Then I got laid off. Since I have some free time on my hands, this morning i was cleaning out my travel bag and found 4 rocks I’d collected along the journey: one purple, one pink, one Amber and one ombré quartz… I had forgotten that I’d pocketed them, and seeing them again really brightened my day! I love the way they feel and how the colors and striations look different each time I study them. They’re a great reminder of the places I’ve been and of how amazingly breathtaking nature can be. Best way to wake up: grateful. 🙂

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    Elizabeth says:

    I’m a single mom, and I sleep with my 5 year old daughter.  (We only have one bedroom), so every morning starts the same:  I wake up and see her beautiful sleeping face.  I sometimes feel very sorry for people who don’t have something so pure and strong and meaningful to wake up to.

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    ren says:

    my inspiration this morning was actually comfort. i’ve had a cold and i didn’t want to go to work, but i knew that i had to. my cat, who is normally not very cuddly, climbed up in bed next to me and snuggled with me. i figured if she could overcome her disgust of being cuddled, i could get my rear out of bed and make it to work. sentimental and awe-inspiring? nope. but it got me going.

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    Susanna says:

    Being snuggled up under a quilt when I woke up- finally the temperature is just perfect! 

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    Samantha S says:

    A slight ache in my quads from yesterday’s run, which reminded me that I’m starting to exercise again and will eventually enjoy it.

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    Rinny says:

    I was staying at my parent’s house while my apartment is being painted and my mother left for work in a whirlwind this morning before I woke up. The lingering smell of her perfume at the bathroom vanity wafted through the steamy shower air. My mother never wears a stitch of make-up and her clothing style is quite utilitarian – but every day, without fail she sprays a lovely perfume; she has always marched to her own drum, never waivering. Just the faint scent of her perfume inspires me to be my own person and not conform to whatever “norm” may be.

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    Tiffany says:

    The leftover smell of rain from yesterday.

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    Holli S. says:

    I got to watch the sun rise. I get to watch the sun rise almost every day. Dawn is a nice reminder that we have the opportunity to start each day new, and inspiration to realize more of my own potential.

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    Nikki says:

    The sound of my thirteen year old getting into the shower and getting ready for school as I lay in bed–“just one more minute”. It inspired me to get a move on and made me feel so hopeful, because encouraging our sons to be self-motivated and self-sufficient is our primary goal in parenting!

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    Kaila says:

    Inspiration comes from peace and beauty for myself. I woke this morning to the tranquility of raindrops on my window pane and the thought of variety in my life. I’m inspired to start my new positively because each day is new with its own special beauties and wonder to encounter!

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    iamalighthouse says:

    I read an article that was about missing what’s around us and making life more simple by spending less time on our phones and other screens. It was super good. 🙂

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    Danielle Fairman says:

    God, a kiss from my boyfriend annnd my bank account

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    Mike says:

    Today it was raining outside but ever since I started working for myself full time, I wake up happy 🙂 Today, my six year old son inspired me. He asked if I can read a book to him when he gets home from school. I didn’t know what book he was talking about but immediately said “yes”. His willingness to learn and desire to spend time with me inspired me this morning!

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    Nicole Novakovich says:

    The first thing that inspired me this morning was I am thankful for being here another day and of course being healthy. Not to mention that I’m waking up with a job to go to.  🙂

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    Rae Hansen says:

    The rain inspired me. I like that it washes away the old and brings new life 🙂

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    Nikki says:

    The first thing that inspired me this morning was the smell of rain, my child’s independent structured schedule he has created for himself, and this post.

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    Ashley Frederiksen says:

    My son… just wanting to give him the best life I possibly can. That makes me get my over-tired butt out of bed to get to class and study.

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    sam says:

    The sun  when it came out today — its been a rainy 5 or 6 days here in NC. 

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    Kat says:

    Watching my toddler son wake up on the baby monitor.  It always makes me smile and feel as though the day is REALLY starting now!

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    Ashley T. says:

    My alarm clock. It inspired me to get up for work. 

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    becky dickow says:

    What inspires me every day is not only just my family waking up. But seeing them with a smile on their face knowing they love me and are taken care of. They inspire me not only to work as hard as possible, but to make sure I give them the best life possible whatever it takes. My family inspires me every day to get up and live and work hard! Miss you Sara!

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    Lauren P says:

    I woke up this morning to a lovely email from my former training supervisor. We both now work at new agencies and she was writing to say hello and check in. She always struck me as incredibly competent, so I was surprised to hear her say how much she doesn’t know in her new position. It was a good reminder that we all, despite our years of work, must continue to challenge ourselves in order to grow. It inspired me to see today as an opportunity to improve on my skills and learn something new.

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    Amy Jensrud says:

    Not only today but just about everyday I wake up to remember that I have an amazing fiancee of seven years who has a ten year old son who is just as much apart of me and my family, no matter whom his true Mother is, I will never try and replace or break up the true bond of a mother and son but In the last seven years he has taught me that there are more important things in life, then myself.  I am inspired by him daily to be a better person.  The day he reffered to me as his step mom reminded me that I am doing a good job, and I will continue to be there for him no matter the out come.   

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    Joanne Ford says:

    What inspired me at 3:30 this morning was that I had gone to the ER because I had something lodged in my ear (and the Dr found a cyst) and I turned on my radio to hear “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. I turned the volume all the way up and sang along. When I got home I slept knowing no matter what, I am going to be okay.

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    Michelle says:

    I loved the question.  I would like to say it was my new puppy waking me up to go outside – but it wasn’t.  What inspired me first thing today was my son Tanner Hein.  sometimes, as a parent, we feel we have to keep repeating to our kids to do something.  Today i asked for his help with something and after i got done telling him about step 1 and going to check to make sure he did it – he had already guessed what else needed to be done and did so without asking – WHAT A BLESSING!

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    Allison says:

    Morning cuddles with the husband. He’s a morning person and I’m not, so it’s a nice way to start the day 🙂

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    Susie says:

    A couple things that Inspired me this Morning is That I am Happy and Healthy and Have a Great job that I Love and a Wonderful Husband and Son to come home to at night to Make them dinner and I am turning 51 this week and still feel 30…..I Love my Life…

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    Amie A says:

    My phone.  I was inspired to immediately text three people happy love notes to jump start their day.  I decided to make it a daily goal until I get through all of my contacts and then I’ll start over again.

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    Chryselle says:

    I just came back from a trip to see my family and one of the goodies I brought back was a bright yellow and white tea-cosy which fits our vintage coffee-pot perfectly. The cheerful flowers and the dash of yellow cheers me up – just what I need on early mornings!

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    Emma L says:

    The scent of fall on the morning breeze. Finally, finally, temperatures are dropping and tired trees are shifting toward gold from fatigued greens.

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    Emily S. says:

    My sweet little calico kitty named Dot.  She was purring and snuggled up right next to me on the bed this morning and when I sat up she stretched, meowed ‘good morning’, and followed me downstairs purring happily while I made coffee.  It was a very nice way to start my day.

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    Jenni Schaub says:

    I woke up to my little dog barking to be let inside. My husband had let her our before leaving for work. I stumbled to the door and when I opened it was greeted with the first crisp morning of the year. The air had a briskness to it that woke me up immediately and the overcast gray sky made me relax and get excited for my morning coffee. I adore this time of year, and coming inside to my plush blanket, a warm cup of coffee and a snuggle from my pups made the start of the day exquisite.

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    va says:

    my husband inspires me to get up when he gets up in the morning sometimes .
    intl. thanks

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    Mark says:

    The first thing that inspired me this morning was an electrical fire. Had to move quickly to keep from getting toasted! My toast was also inspiring. Mmmmm yummy toast.

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    Cindy says:

    My inspiration this morning was the fresh air. We have a new dog, so the moment I heard him stir, I jumped out of bed and whisked him outside to avoid an accident. Once I got outside, it was amazing. A beautiful cool morning (amidst this crazy heat we have been having!), sun just up, birds chirping and it felt so nice to just stop and breathe for a moment.

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    HilLesha says:

    The cool, crisp air and the feel of the impending autumnal season on the horizon is what inspired me today. 🙂

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    jessica eapen says:

    Drops of delicate dew on autumn leaves would be great inspiration for jewelry!

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    jessica eapen says:

    A misty morning jog through a city still asleep is great inspiration!

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    Charlotte D. says:

    I woke to my little boy coming to my bed to snuggle with me before we both have to get ready for his school.  So awesome to snuggle with him.  

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    lynne hayes says:

    today i was inspired by the knowledge that anything i did not get right yesterday i get a do over today.. plus that coffee from my local barrista helped !

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    Monica Borge says:

    I have had a migraine for the last 3 days and it finally went away last night and I was finally was able to sleep so this morning when I was inspired by the sunlight peaking through my blinds because they were no longer death rays making my head ache. Then I went for a walk.

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    Austin Baroudi says:

    Waking up to my daughter slapping my face repeatedly and then giving me a big kiss and telling me she loves me 🙂

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    ginger g. says:

    The first thing that inspired me this morning was cake.  I promised a friend I would make her son a cake for his 2nd birthday today.  It was on my mind and the agenda first thing this morning (ok- after my coffee)!  A huge #2 was the request and I was happy to make it.  I haven’t worked as a professional pastry chef since before my daughter was born and haven’t decorated a cake in over a year.  I’m not going to lie, I was a little stressed trying to make it perfect, but I was also inspired.  Inspired to make the most delicious and special cake for a special boy. I hope it helped in creating a memorable day for him!  

    Also, baking again stirs up lots of creativity and positive energy in me.  We moved to a new state this year and I am thinking about teaching a cake decorating or series of pastry classes!  

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    jane says:

    the time to leisurely unwind before going to church in the afternoon to meet God and meet my friends 🙂

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    kim g says:

    I work in hospice care providing care to those who have 6 monrhs or less to live,and choose to die at home..What inspired  me first thing…MY PATIENT!!!..she has promised to stay here through Monday night.m…at which point the last of her family members will have flown in to say their  goodbyes……I told her that I would make sure that those whom she wanted to see I would try my hardest to get here…but she needed to make sure she was going to stick around….The past 4 weeks she has inspired me daily to get up…I would say that many life lessons have been taught to me through my patients and their loved ones…and really the biggest gift is our health..and having one more day …here,  to see those we love..

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    Kelly M says:

    What inspired me this morning was my own damn self. I am gearing up to run my very first marathon in 3 weeks. I have continually impressed myself with my dedication, and by how much more I can do than I thought possible. So waking up this morning, while hard, was somewhat easier knowing I was lacing up my sneakers one day closer to being a marathoner.