Giveaway :: Xsilk

Thursday, July 12, 2012

{please visit Xsilk here}

What kind of Good Life doesn’t include the finest textiles around? (Not a very “Good” one, that’s for sure.) Yes, we all love cotton and who doesn’t appreciate a good natural linen? But, silk…silk is where it’s at. Wearing silk is the equivalent of walking through a cool breeze on a warm day, a whisper of touch against your skin. That may sound a tad bit like the opening line of a greeting card but I dare any of you to disagree with me. Silk is quite simply something we all deserve to wear.

Dani Kishino of Xsilk creates stunning works of art with her hand painted silk scarves, blouses and dresses. I honestly didn’t think it was possible to take something as beautiful as silk and make it better, but I have been proven wrong. The Ink Beads on Cream and Chartreuse blouse is one of those items that makes you stand out from the crowd effortlessly. Kishino’s craftsmanship shows the marriage of discipline and artistic integrity with every mindfully placed brush stroke. Xsilk is The Good Life, embodied.

Xsilk is giving away one handpainted silk scarf (pictured above) to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Thursday, July 20th. Comments now closed…good luck!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, July 23rd, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Jessica says:

    Graduating College. I was the first person in my family to do so.

  2. 2
    Summer says:

    Surviving pregnancy and childbirth! HA! Oh and creating a beautiful little boy that adds sunshine and happiness to the world.

  3. 3
    meghan says:

    Getting to the third trimester on bedrest with two pregnancies.

  4. 4
    Lindsay V. says:

    I would say getting retweeted by my fave celeb… but really it’s passing the Bar. I’m the first person in my family to even go to college, and then, like the overachiever I am, I managed to wrangle my way through law school too.

  5. 5
    Juliet Farmer says:

    surviving stage 2b breast cancer at age 30!

  6. 6
    amber says:

    getting to 25 and not having pregnancy childbirth and babies.  I think thats quite an achievement these days everyone is popping them out!

  7. 7
    Natalie says:

    I am a three-time cancer survivor.

  8. 8
    Stacy says:

    I can’t compete with the amazing cancer survivors who have posted above. But having two kids, working full-time and not be sent to the loony bin is a pretty big accomplishment right now!

  9. 9
    Rebekah says:

    doing what i love (making a difference) and being successful at it

  10. 10
    Courtney says:

    Completing all the requirements to get into the teaching credential program in CA (there are several tests I had to pass…meet with advisors so they could review my art portfolio), and then finish the program in 1.5 years! I didn’t see myself getting a teaching credential when I started college.

  11. 11
    Karlene says:

    Finding my true self.

  12. 12
    Echo says:

    My proudest accomplishment is having a bare neck all ready for that scarf. Also, being happily married.

  13. 13
    Emma says:

    Getting my PhD. It took nine years which included eighteen seminars, fifteen qualifying exams, fluency five languages and research in four countries… oh, and writing a substantial, original piece of work with the intent of making the world a significantly better place.

    Now I am very tired. 🙂

  14. 14
    AmyB says:

    I am not even going to be modest: I have a freaking awesome marriage and I have been with my husband since we were 16 (12 years now). Because of how well my marriage works I have found happiness in life and have a gorgeous son.

  15. 15
    Jac says:

    So far its raising a daughter who seems well adjusted and on her way to becoming a valuable member of society. Now, she’s still a kid so who knows what will happen during the teen years but I’m feeling pretty positive that’s she’s going to be an awesome human being her whole life.

  16. 16
    Jessica Weipert says:

    My 5 year old has autism. As a young (25 years old!) mom, being an effective advocate and voice for my baby has been my greatest accomplishment and joy. It has been the hardest and most rewarding thing I have done in my short life! 

  17. 17
    Katie B says:

    I recently celebrate my one year business anniversary! Last year, I quit my comfortable desk job and started my own company. One year later and I am still 150% glad I took that risk!

  18. 18
    Jennifer says:

    That I waited until I found the perfect man and that I have a happy marriage.

  19. 19
    sam says:

    My three children !!

  20. 20
    Lauren says:

    After spending two decades in growing up in my hometown, I was brave enough to leave behind all the friends and the city I love, and start over in a new place– I had never had to be the “new girl” before!

  21. 21
    Rebecca says:

    Being nominated for a professional committee! I was so thrilled to have been selected.

  22. 22
    Deirdre says:

    I gave birth to two beautiful children naturally. They are both healthy and happy little people and they make me smile everyday.

  23. 23

    Being married for 32 years, not only loving him, but still LIKING him….

  24. 24
    Nicole says:

    Getting my Master’s Degree

  25. 25
    hanna says:

    well once I graduate it will be that…

  26. 26
    Jessminda says:

    Transferring to and graduating from my dream college! 

  27. 27
    Jenni says:

    My biggest accomplishment has been my ability to perservere. I graduated college at the same time that the economy tanked, and have been laid off twice in the last 5 years. I am currently in my 3rd job and I am so proud of myself for never giving up or giving in to the depression that can come with job searching in this day and age. I always imagine that I can do it, and so far every job I have had has been better than the one before it. I am so proud I was able to stay positive. I believe that without that positive attitude I would still be waiting tables at my old college job.

  28. 28
    Jennifer says:

    my daughter. period.

    she crafted me into a woman i never knew i could be.

  29. 29
    Amy says:

    graduating college in four and a half years with a teaching degree when my advisor told me over and over it would take at least six years!

  30. 30
    Ella P. says:

    got my bachelors degree in Business Administration and married a wonderful man! I couldn’t ask for more 😀

  31. 31
    Lauren says:

    being a reliable sister to my wonderful little brothers who i adore.

  32. 32
    Anne says:

    Being a Mom who could instill independence and a sense of world responsibility in two daughters while battling cancer!

  33. 33
    HNR says:

    I want to say bravo for asking this question – it’s wonderful to read everyone’s awesome accomplishments. Women in particular are not encouraged nearly enough to reflect on, own, and discuss their achievements and the experiences they take pride in, and it’s so important to do so – especially in a community setting like this. My response is that I was recently awarded “alum of the year” for the service corps I was a member of, which was a tremendously special experience.

  34. 34
    Lindsay says:

    My proudest accomplishment has been to develop the independence to travel on my own. Many people feel the desire to see the world and do new things, but to act on it is difficult and quite honestly, scary sometimes. I’m proud that I am continuing to learn about new cultures and see new things 🙂

  35. 35
    kim gordon says:

    My two daughters….

  36. 36
    Rosy says:

    It was 7 years ago. It was a very bad time for me, I had panic attacs every day and I thought I could die billions time every day. I couldn’t do anything in my own, I even couldn’t go alone to the library 200meters from my house, cinemas were too crowded for me, hospitals were frightening… Then, one day, I received a phone call from my very best friend: she was in a hospital and she had to go down surgery the day after. I was shocked! That night I couldn’t sleep, I kept crying and thinking of her. The following day I woke up early, I put my things and water and something to eat in my backpack and I went to her by train, ALL ALONE for 200km and back, just to hold her hands and stay with her for less than 3 hours.
    This is my biggest accomplishment and when I think I am not able to do something I think of that day and I feel I am Mrs Incredible 🙂

    PS: sorry for my mistakes in English please!!

  37. 37
    Monica B. says:

    I help fundraise money for non profit one degree forward thay sends children in cambodia to school. I raised enough money to pay for a childs college tuition. tthe children of cambodia brake and uplift my heart! And I love helping them out!

  38. 38
    Melissa T. says:

    Raising my son.

  39. 39
    Alexis says:

    Traveling solo on a six week trip through Europe at 19 years old.  I look back and wonder what in the world I was thinking, but am still so proud of myself.

  40. 40
    Theresa says:

    Becoming a mother, and surviving all the things that entails (um, a lot! lol)

  41. 41
    Chryselle says:

    That I wrote for TIME magazine soon after launching my career as a freelance writer. That I did it when everybody said that you don’t pitch the nationals without enough big-name clips in your portfolio. And that not listening to what people say is a sure way of getting things done 🙂

  42. 42
    Kellie says:

    My career as a dancer as a whole, I went out and got what I wanted, pursued my passion and it paid off!

  43. 43
    Amy H says:

    Surpassing some timely obstacles to get an A+ in my university calculus course.  Hard work pays off.

  44. 44
    Kristin says:

    Teaching my dog how to roll over! Seriously… hardest thing I’ve done that required patience, consistency, and a ‘new’ language. 

  45. 45

    Writing a research report that will guide work to improve the lives of children in a rural South African town – those kids will get a food plan at school, and hopefully a swimming pool by next summer too! 

  46. 46
    Lindsay says:

    I am most proud of myself for learning Spanish. It took me years – and several countries – but now I’ve opened up a whole other side of the world to myself. Because I can communicate with so many more people, I have a whole different travel experience, and I’ve even been able to volunteer, take dance lessons, and order anything I could possibly want – all in another language!

  47. 47

    One of my biggest accomplishments is running 2 1/2 marathons. I was not atheltic in school. I joined a great group of people and started running 2years ago and was very suprised at how much i enjoy this sport . I never thought I would ever run a half marathon and have now completed 2 with my new goals being a triatholon and someday a full marathon.

  48. 48
    Christy Ann says:

    It is a little embarrassing, but my proudest accomplishment is overcoming homelessness, addiction and a life of crime and turning into a great mom and wife with a (kinda) successful blog. May not seem like anything for some people, but for me, it is and probably always will be my greatest accomplishment in life. Definitely the most difficult one to achieve!

  49. 49
    Sam says:

    My daughter.

  50. 50
    Jennifer says:

    My greatest accomplishment?  My children no doubt.