Monday, December 22, 2014

12th Day of Giveaways - these are a few of my favorite things!


What a fabulous twelve days it has been - thanks to everybody who has joined me on my Facebook Page and shared their excitement.  I'm closing out the giveaways (and the year) with two of my ALL TIME FAVORITE gifts...not to receive - but to give!  I've given both of these this year - many times over - because I just love everything about them.  They are unique, they mean something, they capture the recipient, they bring wonderful memories - and today I am sharing them with you.


STAR WARS CHRISTMAS LAWN ORNAMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Do I even need to say anything else?  My brother and his boys are HUGE Star Wars fans...and as we get older he has become harder and harder to buy for.  He also loves him some Christmas - so when I saw these (originally on Pee Wee Herman's blog - don't judge me) I was overjoyed!  This is the first "for the family" gift we've ever bought them, and because we live on opposite ends of the country we don't get to spend very many holidays together...so every year when they put them out in the yard I know they will think of us and smile.  A gift for them AND for us!

One lucky winner is going to receive THEIR CHOICE of the R2D2, Yoda, Darth Vader or Storm Trooper lawn ornament!  Wahoo!  It won't get there by Christmas...but you'll be ready for next Christmas and will be the envy of the neighborhood!





The second gift is one I have given throughout the year - both in times of celebration and times of heartbreak.


I have been a fan of Stella & Dot ever since my friend Alice became a Stylist.  Alice gave me one of these engraved necklaces last year (with our wedding date on it) and I have treasured it every moment - I wear it EVERY day.  When my sister-in-law had her first child this fall I knew she was going to be inundated with gifts for the baby, but I wanted to give her something for HER...and a necklace with our nephew's birthdate was the perfect answer.

When my amazing friend Teresa Collins lost her beloved husband Ty in November I struggled.  Struggled with what to say, struggled with what to do, struggled with how to let her know we loved her.  One day I was thinking about her and realized I was literally clutching at my necklace - the necklace with our wedding date. I immediately ordered one for her (in her signature gold) as a tangible way for her to hold her husband close to her heart - and the fact that it has brought her comfort just fills me.

So - one of you is going to win a Stella & Dot engraved bar necklace.  Your choice of gold or silver, whatever date or word you'd like - customized just for you.  What a treasure!  PS...for all of you doing the Ali Edwards One Little Word Workshop - this would be a fabulous gift for yourself!

So...how do you win?  Leave a comment here and tell me which prize YOU would like to see (belatedly) under your Christmas tree.  I will pick both lucky winners tomorrow at 5pm (PST) and post the names to my Facebook page!  What a fabulous way to say farewell to 2014!  Good luck!

113 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! How to choose! Would love one of those necklaces!!

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  2. Those Star Wars lawn ornaments crack me up! My hubby would love them!! It would be a great gift for him for next year! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  3. Such thoughtful and generous gifts. I would definitely choose the necklace, absolutely precious!!! Thanks Beth for the chance to win!!!

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  4. My other half's son would LOVE the R2D2, thank you for giving us a chance to win this fabulous prize.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  5. The PA Kingstons would love the Star Wars lawn ornaments! Nichole :)

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  6. The boys would love love the Star Wars lawn ornament!

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  7. Wonderful gifts! I would love to win that necklace in gold. Thank you for your generosity.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  8. Love the necklace...but love Darth Vader too.....hmmmmm

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  9. Oh Beth, you fill my heart with joy! It would have to be the R2D2 for my grandsons. We have a family connection to Star Wars! If I was thinking only of me, I would get the Stella & Dot, with my one word of "Yes" so that I could remind myself to say yes! Really do love and appreciate you dear Beth! Merry Christmas.

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  10. How fun.... Now if it was my boys picking they would want the star wars guys.... but Mom would pick a silver necklace. Thanks for the chance

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  11. Love to have necklace with my anniversary on it 12.24.03

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  12. That necklace is just beautiful! Thank you for your kindness in giving these lovely gifts.

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  13. oleladydevine@gmail.comDecember 22, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    I love Star Wars & especially R2D2. But the necklace is something I could wear every day.

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  14. I would love to win the Star Wars guys! My boys would think I am the best mom ever!

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  15. wow so generous....I just happened upon this post because I saw the lawn ornaments on FB and was making fun of my husband because I am sure if I had those type of Christmas ornaments he would have no trouble putting them up LOL

    its so hard to pick because I would be so thrilled with either...see I lost my youngest daughter a couple years ago so the necklace would be a wonderful gift but the lawn ornament would also be wonderful....I guess I will say either! Happy Holidays!

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  16. As much as I think the starwars decorations are so VERY cool! ... The necklace story made me cry ... I understand how important dates can be. I would treasure a silver necklace. Thank you for the chance and please have an Amazing Christmas !

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  17. Love the R2D2 and Yoda. They are both too cute!

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  18. I would LOVE any of the Star Wars lawn ornaments! They are so awesome!

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  19. I would love the R2D2 but the necklace would be awesome too!

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  20. Love the r2d2!!! So adorable!!

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  21. Oh my gosh... to choose is very hard. The necklace is beautiful...but I really love the star wars ornaments. Although today and R2 are my favs. I would take any of them. Thank you so much for the chance. You are so very sweet to all of us.

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  22. My kids would love the lawn ornaments....but, I love that necklace. My kids have enough presents under the tree! ;) Mama needs something shiney!

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  23. Oh what a nice gift Beth. This Crafty geek would have to get the R2D2 , my husbands name is Luke. We are a big star wars fan. Wishing you and Don a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Oh and I can't forget buzy boo! ❤️

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  24. did I show up?
    Trying again just in case! I would SOOOO love the necklace! You're awesome, beth! xoxo

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  25. I'd love to win the necklace and I would have something like "Create" put on it. Thanks for the fun contest.

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  26. PICK ME!!!!! I love those lawn ornaments!!!!!! You rock with these giveaways!!!! VICKI BOUTIN (who has no clue how to post on blogspot!!!

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  27. Though Darth Vader is calling my name, I think I would like to have the beautiful gold necklace with my wedding date-07.18.72!

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  28. Oh Wow! How to choose? I love the necklace with my wedding date on it but I could so easily see giving the storm trooper to my son!

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  29. I'd have to pick the necklace. The lawn ornaments would probably be stolen in my neighborhood!

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  30. I love all of them but I think I would go with the necklace.

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  31. Oh, wow! Fabulous! My son would love Yoda, and the others, too.

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  32. Great gifts to give and
    receive! How fun it would
    be to put the lawn ornaments
    up! But I'd like the necklace
    (poss made into a bracelet)
    as a gift if I won!
    Merry Christmas!
    Carla from Utah

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  33. I would be quite happy with either prize...although I would be extremely happy with my wedding date on one of the silver necklaces.

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  34. As much as I love Yoda, I would love a necklace even more.

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  35. I dont know if my last comment showed up. My boys would be tickled with the star wars decor. Thank you for sharing your joy with us

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  36. Oh wow! they are all such amazing gifts... how great would it be to have darth vader on my lawn for Christmas next year!!! Eeek I love everything starwars. Im wishing you Happy holidays!

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  37. I would really love to win the necklace. My husband had one made for me with my name "Mary Lou" many years ago. He's been gone 11 years but I'd like to commemorate our wedding anniversary of 9/13/1958
    thanks
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  38. On the 12th day of Christmas Beth Kingston gave to me....a gold Stella & Dot necklace! (Thanks so much for the opportunity-You are precious and I wish you a Very Merry Christmas!!!)
    ~Dolores from Wisconsin

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  39. that necklace is maaaaaarvelous ! LOL (sticky key) Merry Christmas to you and your family, Beth, and best wishes for the new year.

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  40. The necklace and I would have to order a second. One with 3-5-2007, the day my son was 569 days, 7 hours and 31 minutes old and her earned his wings. The other would have 12-23-2008, my first daughter was only 6 weeks and 6 minutes old when she earned her wings. In just over 5 hours will be her 6th Angelversary.

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  41. You are so sweet and thoughtful and thankful for giving the necklace to Teresa. If I get chosen I will decide then. Just thinking of the necklace right now. Thank you for all you do!

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  42. I would love to have that necklace...but for me Christmas is seeing the joy through my children's eyes. So I would choose the Star Wars Christmas Light. It would make my boys smile and that would be worth it's weight in gold

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  43. "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." You know I'm you're biggest Star Wars geek friend and I MUST have these!!!

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  44. Oh, both are lovely ... ooh, thanks for this so much. Um, choosing one ... Star Wars Christmas Lights. Totally rock! (and you totally rock, Beth!)

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  45. My Grandson would be over the moon if I could win a star wars yard ornament. Wonderful gifts, thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. You are so awesome! I love your fun, imaginative spirit! I think I would like to have the necklace. :)

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  47. You are too sweet Beth. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to attend one of your classes in 2015! I'm sure Darth Vader would love to decorate my lawn. I may not even take him down.

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  48. How to choose? The awesome R2D2 or the necklace, in silver, with my daughter's birthdate on it? Hmmm. Crossing my fingers! Merry Christmas!

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  49. Two very special gift ideas. I would love to wear the necklace year round with our wedding anniversary date on it. We have been married over 36 years. Each year truly IS better than the one before.

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  50. As a huge Star Wars fan I would have to go with R2D2! Fingers crossed and Merry Christmas!

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  51. R2D2 would make me the happiest little stormtrooper in Vermont if not the whole United States!! LOVELOVELOVE him and if I had known about these earlier he would be on my lawn right now!! LOVE him so much!
    Thank you for sharing your favorite things with us! It has been fun being along to see your favorites!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  52. Would love a necklace...it's something I can wear year round!!

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  53. I would love to win the Star Wars lawn decoration! My two boys (and hubby!) would go nuts!

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  54. The gold necklace would be wonderful! Thanks for sharing your favorite things and the opportunity to win!
    ~Kris~

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  55. Star Wars lawn decor. We are diehard Star Wars fans. May never take them down,

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  56. Wonderful giveaway!!! I would take Yoda and the force would be with me and my family cuz we would leave it up all year long!!! Very cool! The necklace is very neat, too! I don't know if I would get my wedding date or my angel babies birthday? I may have to look into one of those! Happy holidays!

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  57. Wow best for last and tough choices

    I do choice the Star Wars inflateables Then I can use them all winter.

    Thanks again for being so awesome Merry Christmas & loving hugs to you, Don & fur babies. Come see us soon in SK!

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  58. What a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas! I love it. And my favorite character would be R2D2. He can clean my house!

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  59. Nice Necklace! Beautiful meanings!

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  60. I would love to win the Darth Vader lawn ornament for my older brother, he is a huge Star Wars fan! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  61. We would love the R2-D2 Star Wars light up your decorations! Those are totally awesome!

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  62. OMG!! My husband and daughter would absolutely flip! This will actually be a very Star Wars Christmas for them.. Light saber, Darth Vader mask, pajamas, t-shirt, ornament, Lego sets, sweater, book and more.. All it's missing is the kick ass lawn ornaments!!! The Darth Vader or Stormtrooper would be perfect but the R2D2 or Yoda would be cool too :) Thank you for sharing these awesomeness!
    Nathalia

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  63. So totally different and yet can't choose! Love the R2D2 and the Storm Trooper. But how can you go wrong with Yoda? Then again love the necklace too!

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  64. Yoda would be fun but I'm afraid my dogs would just eat it........I would love a silver necklace with the name Jamie.......in memory of my son whom I lost on August 19, 2009 at the age of 19........

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  65. Oh my gosh I have to say R2D2 because I know it would make my honey so happy and that would be the best after Christmas present ever!

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  66. The wise Yoda for lawn decoration, but the Stella & Dot silver engraved bar necklace with our 30 anniversary date would be sweet!

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  67. I would love the necklace in silver. I would give it to my mom to remind her how much she is loved. Thanks for the chance. Love ya' Patricia B

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  68. Star Wars as my husband loves Star Wars :-D

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  69. Star Wars, Darth Vader! My daughter s a big Star wars fan and her birthday is in January! This would be a perfect gift fr her!!

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  70. what a generous, Christmassy crafter, you are! I think my 14 year old son would be wonderfully happy if I were to give this to him. Merry Christmas!!!

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  71. This is so nice of you. I believe I would love one of those necklaces. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  72. I would love to have R2D2 to give to my Son-in-law. He would love it. I will have to think about what to have engraved on the necklace.

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  73. I would love the necklace! Merry Christmas and thank you for having the giveaways!

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  74. You are amazing! "Merry Christmas Beth!"

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  75. Merry Christmas Beth you are just the coolest chick ever! Ok So my grandson would never forgive me so in honor of the boy I adore more than anything I would say Yoda Please! Win or not just wanted to say thank your for your kind heart and generosity!

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  76. Beth - wonderful blog! Didn't know you were this crafty in high school! Would love to have the necklace to mark my anniversary 20 years ago!

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  77. Actually just found my oldest(43) son's Star Wars' sheets from the original movie-so I would love to see Darth in our front yard next year.
    I read Teresa's blog the day she talked about the necklace. It did bring her comfort-that's the best kind of gift. She is such an incredible human being-she is in my prayers every day.
    Hope yu and yours have a safe,blessed Christmas-may the force be with you.

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  78. This is truly one of the best giveaways I've seen this season!! That necklace is fabulous, and those lawn ornaments are just AWESOME!!! Although it would be a hard choice, I'd have to choose the Yoda lawn ornament. My young son is really into the Star Wars characters, and he has been in absolute awe of all of the Christmas lights we've seen this year while out and about. We've never had a lawn ornament at our house...just hasn't been in our tight budget, but both kids love them so much, and they would be beyond thrilled to be able to have one at our house next Christmas., especially one that was as fun as these are! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful giveaways, and good luck to everyone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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  79. I love the necklace but love R2D2! Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!

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  80. Thank you Beth for the opportunity to win. And Merry Christmas to you and Don!
    I would choose the necklace with our wedding date on it, too. Bob has made me a better mother, grandmother and wife!

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  81. Storm Trooper for my grown son, please. Thanks for the chance :)

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  82. I would love that necklace! I can think of lots of special dates. And I love that you sent one to Teresa that's so very sweet. But I think I'd go for the R2-D2, it would bring a smile to everyone who drove down my street and that is an excellent gift for all!

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  83. The Necklace would be sooooo AWESOME!!
    T H A N K S for the Opportunity to WIN!!!

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  84. The necklace with the anniversary of our first date.

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  85. Oh goodness love it. The yard ornament is too cute and the necklace is darling

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  86. Such a wonderful prize so amazing

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  87. Since storage is an issue for me, the lovely necklace would be so appreciated. On a side note, keeping TC and her family in my prayers. She is an inspiration in so many ways....

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  88. Wow, I would love to have Yoda. Thanks.

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  89. That Star Wars figures are awesome!!! I know both my daughter and my hubby would want them on the yard. And those are beautiful stories behind the necklace make me want to have 1 too :) Thank You for sharing them....

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  90. I so love the necklace and the sentiment behind it.

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  91. I would love to have Yoda and R2D2 for next year

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  92. Oh my gosh! My son would be so surprised and amazed to see a stars wars lawn ornament! Any of them really! He would probably never let us take it down! Thanks for the chance!

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  93. LOVE the Star Wars decorations - I need to find and read Pee Wee's blog!!
    After having a FABULOUS time on Teresa's cruise, I'm hoping to find a gift certificate for another crafty retreat under the tree....hope to see you in September! Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

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  94. Darth Vader is awesome... I so would love that for my home... love these

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  95. I would love to win the necklace with my wedding date on it

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  96. I would choose the necklace with an encouraging word on it!

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  97. Not sure if it posted I don't see it. But I would love the Star Wars Deco!!! They are both awesome gifts and will would make me happy with either one! Merry Christmas! Love your blog!

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  98. Thanks so much for offering this gifts. If I should win I would pick the Yoda yard decor.

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  99. My husband and kids would love the Star Wars décor. I would chose Drath Vader. Have a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. The Star Wars R2D2 would be an awesome gift for my husband & 2 boys. I love the necklace but since it's the season of giving I would give the choice/gift to them. :) Merry Christmas!!!

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  101. I don't know where my comment went!
    Great giveaways, and while I LOVE the necklace, I have a friend who would LOVE a Star Wars lawn ornament!

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  102. Would love to win the Star Wars lawn ornament for my 6-year-old daughter who loves Star Wars!

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  103. Winning a Star Wars yard ornament and giving it to my nephew for his first house would make me the best Auntie ever! We are all Star Wars fans, but if he doesn't get something from Star Wars every year, he is so disappointed and he's 34!! What a gorgeous necklace with so many possibilities. Love your suggestions for what to put on it, too. Merry Christmas

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  104. The Yoda lawn ornament ... my Christmas, would make complete!

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  105. Star Wars Christmas Lawn Ornaments- have I must! There is not try. Do only- as Yoda says.

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  106. Because I am having more difficulties with my hands as time goes by, I would love to have the ebosser which is electric saving me so much wear and tear. Thanks for all the fun giveaway chances.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  107. Hmmm...hit enter & my comment disappeared...so if it's double sorry! Just saying thanks to you Beth as you inspire me and with that, I'm taking Ali's One Little Word class for 2015 - have missed these fun & important parts of day to day life :) So, the Stella & Dot necklace would be perfect!

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  108. I would love that necklace but I'm going to hope for one of the SW figures for my son and his family. He and the kids had to celebrate their Christmas very early this morning as he's a firefighter and is on shift today and the kids will be with their mothers tomorrow. I know one of they all would love to have one of these as they're all SW fans. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

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  109. Uh oh, my sci-fi geek is showing! I want R2 D2. (Please) Thank you, Beth for all your generous giveaways.

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