Mighty Life List
Oct 13 2010

Winner of the Mighty Summit Necklace and Brooch

Congratulations to commenter number 533, Dawn, who just won a necklace from Feisty Elle and a brooch from Mama’s Little Babies with her comment:

“Dear crazy over extended younger self,

Stop and take a breath every once in a while. It is good for the soul. And for all that is good in this world stop being so hard on yourself. You are doing amazing things with your life and you will continue to and stop calling yourself fat!

Love, your older self who looks at pictures and wonders how I ever thought I was fat.”

Hooray for you, Dawn! Pretty stuff coming your way.

Oct 6 2010

Giveaway: Mighty Summit Necklace and Brooch

Today’s giveaway features two California jewelry artists.

Textured Drop Necklace By Feisty Elle

Every time I wear this piece by Leslie Yang, I get compliments. I’ve actually had people stop me in the street to ask where I got it. It’s made of bamboo, so it’s surprisingly lightweight. I don’t even notice I have it on, and I love how effortlessly it elevates an outfit.



Can You Hear Me Now Brooch by Mama’s Little Babies

Mama’s Little Baby brooches are so witty. This guy is my favorite, but I also feel affectionate toward the artichoke and Gunther, the World Famous Lion Tamer.

Cute, right? I know!

To enter, please leave a piece of advice for your younger self. And don’t forget to check back this week for more contests.

Fine print: Please only leave one comment, because it’s the nice thing to do, and also because multiple entries will be disqualified. I’ll use random.org to select the winner, and I’ll announce who won at the top of this post and in a separate post next Wednesday.

Oct 1 2010

New to Me

I’ve been collecting old Japanese brooches like these, because I like their architectural feel.

Have you ever fallen in love with something in a thrift store that you didn’t know existed before?

Dec 17 2008

Happy Thing: Brooches

These are my new colorful, handmade brooches from Elefante, e a Vida! I’m so smitten, I bought two. In fact, I’ve been keeping the shop a secret for fear that I’ll never be able to get hold of one again if I tell the Internet. But how many brooches do I need? (Thousands! Miiiiiillions! The Precious!)

I’m working on that hoarding instinct. Meanwhile, if you love them too, go get one.