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Giveaway :: Simply Adorned

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Friends, we have made it to the end of our month long “Flourish.” We hope you have been inspired by our focus on the bloom, the luxuriant beauty. Here at the BSP, we strive to honor the flourish every day of the year and we hope that you feel the same. One easy way to maintain the focus is to pay attention to the ways in which we adorn ourselves. The decorations we put on our bodies are the petals, the bloom. It is our honor to supply you with the options.

Simply Adorned is an online boutique helmed by Amy Magers. Hosted under the Kitsy Lane umbrella, Magers curates beautiful pieces and showcases them at discounted prices, essentially doing the work for us! As a stay at home mother of two working to supplement the family income, Simply Adorned is more than a virtual shop. It is a movement toward an inspired life, a step toward living in beauty and purpose. What better way to honor the flourish, don’t you think?

 

Simply Adorned (A Kitsy Lane Boutique) is giving away the winner’s choice of the Marley Necklace (pictured above) OR a $50 gift certificate to the shop! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Tuesday, May 7th. Comments now closed…good luck!
Please visit Simply Adorned and tell us: What did you want to be when you were a child? (And what did you grow up to become?)
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, May 13th to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Kate B says:

    When I was a kid, I really wanted to be an archaeologist. I read some book that switched narration between a modern day girl helping a relative (father? aunt? the details are fuzzy) on a dig site and finding pieces of a skull to put back together to the narration of a young girl in prehistoric times. I was FASCINATED by this and liked puzzles (surely assembling bones is the grown-up equivalent of doing jigsaw puzzles for a living, right?) and this all sounded fantastic to me.

    As for what I grew up to be, that’s actually in flux right now! This is my last week working as an admin/office manager for a real estate company. Starting Monday morning, I will be a full-time freelance graphic designer! I have never in my life quit a job (even for another one). so taking this step and believing in myself and my talent is huge for me. I’m nervous and excited, but there’s no time like the present to try something new!

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    heather f says:

    I always planned on being a nurse. I had a nursing outfit with a little red plastic medical bag, a cape and a hat that I wore when I was 4 or 5. I’m 60 and a nurse. but now cape for me!

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i wanted to be Nancy Drew! i am a writer/journalist, so i guess that’s pretty close. 🙂

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    Lauren Guilbeau says:

    Love the necklace! that would make a fabulous mother’s day gift. As for what I wanted to be, I told my parents that I wanted be president, which I definitely would not want to be now!

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    Regan says:

    I wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy’s cheerleader. I grew up to be a Spanish professor!

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    Madelyn says:

    What a stunning collection of designs!

    I never had a vision of what I wanted to do – as a child, or even now! I think I floated between florist, speech-pathologist, and a few things on the side. I am now and educator who is still floating with lofty dreams.

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    Jessica says:

    I wanted to be an astronaut. I grew up to be a geneticist. I’m blessedly still in science… I just decided to focus my efforts a LOT closer to home.

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    Satya says:

    I wanted to be a pilot, so that I could travel and explore

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    Emma says:

    I became what I wanted to be: an archaeologist.

    Of course, I also wanted to be an astronut, an opera singer, an Olympic-level equestrian, a farmer, and “the person who owns all the garbage trucks and gets to ride them whenever she wants to”. Perhaps I’ll ask for a garbage truck down the line, when I turn 50 or so. 🙂

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    Grace Inman says:

    As a child my ideal careers changed ALOT I wanted to be a teacher, a veterinarian, a zoologist, a poet, a writer, and in High School I wanted to be a Journalist. I started out in college majoring in journalism but switched to Public Relations! After college I was the director of an Arts Non-Profit. Now I write in my blog and own a small online marketing business 🙂 

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    kristen h. says:

    As soon as was able to talk, became a surrogate mother to anything could get my hands on. Dolls, animals, my sisters…I’ve wanted to be a mom for as long as can remember. I am 32, and just about all grown up(are we ever really grown up?), so thinking its about time fulfill my lifelong dream. Husband and are hoping for a pregnancy towards the end of the year! I think aspiring to be a good mom is just as respectable as aspiring to be a lawer, doctor, what have you!

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    Nikki says:

    I wanted to be a costume designer.  When I was in sixth grade I had it all planned out:  live in Australia and design period costumes for productions at the Sydney Opera House.  I would check out book after book of encyclopedias of the history of clothing from the library and spend hours drawing elaborate dresses with trains, bustles, hoopskirts and petticoats.  And the hats…whole sheets of paper filled with fantastical creations, beribboned and decked out with feathers.  I even dreamed of being married to a bush pilot (because it sounded so daring and romantic) and we would live in a three story Victorian farmhouse.  It still makes me smile to think of it all!  Now I am a very happy housewife, ironically married to a helicopter pilot, and I live in a farmhouse my father-in-law and my husband built on his family’s working farm in the California central coast.  I still love to look at period fashion and hope to go to the Musee Galliera in Paris someday, though now I want to be a fashion stylist of modern clothes when I grow up!!

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    Rachel says:

    I wanted to be everything as a child, from chef to teacher, artist to athlete.  I simply loved to learn.   In the end, I became a family physician and still learning something new every day 🙂

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    Marilyn says:

    I wanted to be a wife and mother who got to stay home and read, knit, cook, garden, etc. I became a wife and mother who gets to stay home and read, knit, cook, garden, etc. So grateful.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    I wanted to be a flight attendant, teacher and nurse. It took me many years to figure out that the reason I wanted to be all of those things is because I am a “nurturer” and I needed to care and love something. Now I am a mom and I get to teach, attend and nurse my babies every day. It makes me more fulfilled in life then anything else (even the most perfect career) could.

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    Rachel S says:

    When I was a child I wanted to be everything: teacher, model, marine biologist, singer, flight attendant, advertising executive.  But as I grew up, I realized that what I really wanted to do and what I felt I was called to do, was to help people.

    I have now been working in the nonprofit sector for over six years and I know that this is the perfect fit for me.  Granted, I could probably be making more money doing something else, but nothing will ever top the feeling I get when I reflect on the fact that every day, I am helping improve people’s lives.  That is something you just can’t put a price on.

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    Melelina says:

    I wanted to be a secret agent, and I became a physician!

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    ren says:

    i wanted to be a veterinarian or an actress, i became a comic book letterer and artist so…it’s…kinda the same? 

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    Sparrow says:

    My parents started me on the violin when I just turned four (they met in a choir and had visions of their children forming a string quartet…you have to forgive the Von Trapp(ness) of it all!), so all growing up I had visions of becoming a famous violinist, gracing Carnegie Hall with a bedazzled violin and my person decked in one massive side-ponytail and stirrup pants. These endeavors I would split part-time with being a back-up singer for Whitney Houston, obviously. Duh. Although I play the violin to this day in the quiet of my own home while my boys are napping, I am a full-time mom of two crazy boys who constantly fill me with wonder and mania.

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    holly says:

    As a child I wanted to be a mommy & a flight attendant because my mom was a retired flight attendant, and my dad an airline pilot. I dressed up as a flight attendant almost every year for Halloween, wearing my mom’s old uniforms.

    Well, now that I’m all grown up, I’m not a flight attendant, but I am a mommy and I’m loving every minute of it!

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    Jennifer says:

    I always wanted to be a detective – a stylish cross between Nancy Drew and Jessica Fletcher. 

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    Jenni says:

    When I was little I wanted nothing other than to grow up and become Minnie Mouse! As I got a little older, and I realized that, “You can be anything you want to be” didn’t include changing species, I decided that playing Minnie Mouse in Disney’s World on Ice would be amazing. It was my dream for years! I just thought she was the best!
    Today, I have a job where I work in marketing as a graphic designer/photographer/event planner. I may not get to be Ms. Mouse, but I do get to spend my day creating things that are beautiful and exciting and make people smile. 

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    Christina P says:

    When I was a kid I wanted to become an artist, thats really all I cared about growing up. I was constantly drawing, painting, or coloring. I took lots of art classes growing up, always choosing an art class in high school, continuing through college. I went to school for graphic design and did that for a few years.

    However I will ultimately be a Physical Therapist Assistant (hopefully in 2 years!). Luckily that is still a profession that involves a certain degree of creativity. I also make jewelry and sell online, and do some paintings and such on the side. Mainly as gifts for friends/family, but someday I hope to sell more!

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    Monica P says:

    I wanted to be a Vet but I ended up working in the non profit sector. I love animals but I don’t think I would have had the stomach to be a Vet.

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    Ali says:

    When I was little I was adamant that I wanted to be a marine biologist, but as I got a bit older I was even more adamant I wanted to be a veterinarian. Then in high school I decided I wanted to be a nurse, much to the surprise of my parents. I did end up getting my nursing degree and nursing for a few years, but a cross ocean move (Australia to the US) provided me with the opportunity to change careers and I’m now happily a librarian.

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    Dana J. says:

    When I was little I wanted to be spy or a secret agent.   I always loved playing games and problem solving.  In reality, I ended up working for a non-profit at an office job.  

    Or did I…?

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    Susan F says:

    As a little girl I wanted to be a nurse but as I got older I really never new what i wanted to do when I grew up – I have been designing and furnishing commercial spaces for almost 30 years and still don’t know what I want to do when i grow up 🙂

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    Sydney says:

    Growing up all I wanted to do was play with baby animals: tigers, dolphins, monkeys, and take care of them.

    Now, I’m doing just that – only these animals are college students across the nation.

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    cindy says:

    When I was little I wanted to be a professional dancer and was always found in my basement practicing my “routines”. Today, while I run a company, I do always find that an impromptu afternoon dance party makes me feel like I am living my dream! 🙂

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    Courtney J says:

    When I was a child, I wanted to be several things…one of them was a ballerina instructor. I did not dance however. I only took a couple lessons. I didn’t dance as a hobby. I just liked the costumes.

    I now work an an art teacher! (Still within the “instructor” range but without the costumes.)

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    Laurendy says:

    When I was a little girl I wanted to be a shop keeper (it sounded so much more fancy that store owner). I didn’t play house, I played store. . . even as a grown-up it is still what I want ot be and what I’m working towards.

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    sam says:

    I wanted to work at the NY Stock Exchange and that almost came to be – I had a interview all set up and ended up having to have emergency surgery on my knee and recovery/rehab took a year. Needless to say – that interview never happened and I ended up being a stay-at-home Mom to three amazing and wonderful children (one studying for her Mater’s degree in England, another one finishing up his second year in college and the last one is a Sophomore in high school). 

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    Lydia says:

    I think most of the time I wanted to be a vet–cliche, I know, but I was quite the little treehugger.  I’m a math major now.

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    anne s. says:

    I was going to work at Shedd Aquarium with the beluga whales–and I still love it there!  But then I decided to go to a Summit camp conference instead of the Duke TIP Marine Lab camp, and now I’m an engineering major… go figure!

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    Redding says:

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teacher and a musician and I have been a violin teacher and performer for 18 years now.  So I guess my dream came true.  

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    Erin says:

    I wanted to be just about everything creative when I was a kid! Fashion designer, artist, author, actress…I’m currently the Public Art Manager for a University in Texas, after getting two degrees in Art History, so I guess I didn’t end up TOO far off the mark! Of course, at this stage in my life, what I most want to be is a mom.

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    Jacqueline L says:

    When I was a kid I wanted to be a cashier and be on Kids Incorporated.  Sadly, Kids Incorporated was cancelled.  I did become a cashier  at a grocery store and it was not as awesome as I thought it would be.   I currently work in environmental science, mainly in land planning and conservation.  It’s a great job and I’m so happy to do it!

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