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Giveaway :: Son of a Sailor

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

{please visit Son of a Sailor here}

One of the greatest perks of being a part of The Bright Side Project is being able to bring attention to people and artists we admire and respect. Aside from the eye candy, getting to know the personalities behind the products we love is definitely the number one incentive for our team to get up and work our hearts out every day. Considering this month’s theme is “The Good Life”, it only makes sense that we acknowledge the fact that we, in fact, are living it ourselves daily. We love what we do. And we love who we get to do it with.

William Knopp and Jessica Tata are the husband/wife duo behind Son of a Sailor. Personally, I have been a fan of theirs since they first opened their shop in 2011 and I couldn’t be happier to introduce (or reintroduce) them to you today. Did you know that when you love your work it shows? Son of a Sailor is living proof. Following their hearts, Knopp and Tata took a giant leap of faith and quit their day jobs to focus their energy on creating art and jewelry. Their inspirational story is evident in their work, from the unique beauty of their KARVE collection to their perfectly designed fine art prints. Living “The Good Life” is easy when you follow your heart. Son of a Sailor can lead you there.

Son of a Sailor is giving away one $40 gift certificate to their shop (excluding the fine art prints.) My personal favorites are pictured above, just in case you were wondering. To enter to win, please answer the following question by Wednesday, July 25th. Comments now closed…good luck!
What is the greatest risk you have ever taken?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, July 30th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 51
    Krista says:

    The biggest risk I ever took was moving to Italy to be with my boyfriend. I’ve had to learn a new language and culture, have struggled with paperwork, finding a job, and making friends who will be around for more than a few months. It has all been worth it for me to be with my now-husband. I have no idea what is in store for the future for us, but that’s my favorite part! We can do anything and go anywhere and we get to decide on each new adventure together.

  2. 52
    Theresa says:

    Parenting… goodness the hardest thing I have ever done, and no idea if I am doing it right!

  3. 53
    Krissy says:

    The greatest risk that I have taken is not giving in to my many illnesses. The risks were huge but the reward allowed me to walk across a stage and become a college graduate this past May. Proving once again that there IS no reward without the risk.

  4. 54
    Heather says:

    Moving away from friends and family and everything I’d know my whole life to a city where I knew NO ONE, in order to accept my dream job. One month later I met my husband, and after 6 years I have an amazing job, husband and daughter!

  5. 55
    Randy says:

    The greatest risk I have ever taken is traveling to North Africa (various countries) to small tribes and communities as a missionary. Not only were there illnesses, and dangerous animals, but so many sick people. At times the heat was unbearable, and the water was always dirty. But risking my life was so small compared to helping the ones that were there. We gave them fresh water, and medical care. Most children had never seen candy or gum. So helping them really took away the risk. But now I look back and say “Whew, that was amazing!”

  6. 56
    kat says:

    The greatest risk I’ve ever taken (and I didn’t know it was a risk at the time) was to not listen to my doctors and stop my treatment. At that point I was so sick of being on medication that I had had enough. What resulted from this was emergency surgery and learning to trust the very people who saved my life. 

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    Tequila Kira says:

    Joining the Navy was a huge gamble, being in the military is not as easy at it seems. The military breaks down who you are as an individual to build you up as a team. Facing real life danger everyday of your life is stressful and demanding. Though i wouldn’t trade the experience for anything (except a smaller waistline hahaha)

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    Brittany says:

    definitely moving to new york city after graduating early from college. my friends were still in their senior year and i wanted to stay with them so badly. but i knew i could get a head start on my career path and same some money. it was the best experience i could have hoped for. and they were of course still my friends and super supportive.

  9. 59
    Kate B says:

    I’m a pretty nervous person in general, so lots of life feels risky to me. I am proud of the things I do make myself do. Sometimes even going to a party or a new class will make me uncomfortable and I’ll want to bail up to the last minute. Probably my biggest risk was changing my “life plan” of not staying in the city I went to grad school in (after graduation) and going back to DC, where I loved being an undergrad. I went into grad school with that path in mind, but then met my now-husband and changed everything up. I’m so glad I did, because he encourages me to be braver than I feel and I’m very lucky to have that support in my life.

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    Erin says:

    The greatest risk I ever took was moving from Houston, Texas (where I had lived my entire life) to New York City – and barely knowing a single soul. It was an extremely nerve-wracking and scary experience (especially given I had only been to NYC once at 11 years old), but turns out to be the best decision I’ve made yet.

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    Antler says:

    The greatest risk I have ever taken… Once, and twas many a year ago, my husband and I traveled Asia. While in India, we were passing by a small mountain ‘tribe’. We decided to stop and look around. Twas a very unique place, but all were very poor. We came upon a small boy who was trying to get some food from a window in this hut-style building. He wasn’t tall enough to reach the window. He looked at us, he didn’t speak English. Finally my husband says “Oh, he wants the food!” So we reached over and took the bowl, giving it to him. We began walking away when an old man starts screaming and walking towards us. We didn’t realize the boy was stealing. We ran back to our shabby bus and drove away. I always wonder what happened to that little boy. Odd risk, I know.

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    Laney says:

    I was not big on risk taking until a big breakup in february. I was forced to shake myself and take risks to move on. I bought my very own car, and my dream condo, and I couldn’t be happier!

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    Anne K. says:

    Quitting a steady teaching job to go to law school. By “greatest” risk, it’s been the biggest risk. Only time will tell if it was “great” as in “awesome”…