Simple Joy Giveaway

With Spring in the air I’ve been feeling the joy…so I thought it would be fun to share a bit of this good energy with you by offering a little simple “joy”, in the form of a necklace giveaway.


If you’d like a chance to win this necklace, please leave a comment to this post (I’d love to hear what brings you joy in the Springtime, or a simple hi would be nice too).  Kindly leave your comment by next Saturday, April 5th and I’ll add your name to the hat.  Then I’ll be back here the next morning to announce the random winner.  In the meantime, have a fantastic week ahead…and wishing you plenty of simple joy!




33 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Every day brings me joy. This year brought us the longest, coldest winter we have had in years. Spring is going to be most welcomed when it finally arrives! I look forward to my gardens blooming and the different shades of green once the snow melts.
    Happy Spring to you, Becky!
    D xo

    March 29th, 2014

  2. Stephanie

    Joy is a choice. My glass is usually half full and each moment is another opportunity to look at the bright side with gratitude. Sometimes easier said than done, but doing it in the moment-to-moment creates such a life in joy. Thank you for sharing yours!!

    March 29th, 2014

  3. Pussy willow buds! The first time I smell fresh cut grass! Big fat robins in my yard! Not having to wear layers upon layers of clothes! Spring is so wonderful there is so much about it that brings me joy!

    March 29th, 2014

  4. Patti Cruickshank-Schott

    The beautiful schools for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy have a kind of motto….’Nothing without joy…’ That’s been an inspiration to me for years… Love the simplicity of your necklace!

    March 29th, 2014

  5. I feel the greatest joy when my Endless Summer Hydrangea bushes begin blooming. I have six bushes and they reward me with a variety of beautiful blues, purples and pink.

    March 29th, 2014

  6. laura H

    I like reading what others have to say about their joy- ‘nothing without joy’ what a lovely motto for a school. Spring brings great joy, when you see and hear the birds singing so joyfully (supertramp comes to mind every time). Coming to your blog and reading about your new project, or where you’ve been, that gives me joy. truly it is the simple things in life that make me smile-life itself-pure joy.
    enjoy this week-hopefully you weren’t on the receiving end of that big storm that passed through.

    March 29th, 2014

  7. Becky Shander

    Me too…I feel joy reading about all of your joys…thank you Laura and ladies.

    March 29th, 2014

  8. Mindy

    I’ve experienced a lot of joy lately! My oldest son was married 2 weeks ago. It was so fun with family and friends. And Spring does bring joy also. The trees and bushes looking like an explosion of leaves and blooms….I never grow tired of that. Thanks for sharing your joy with us Becky!

    March 29th, 2014

  9. Melanie leGrand

    What a beautiful necklace, Becky! I am still thinking about the article I recently read about your trip to Geneva and the jar of sewing notions!! What a find. For me, joy today is time with my precious 2 year old and my husband. After 3 weeks of tests and waiting for results at the breast care ceter, I am thrilled to know I am healthy and can just embrace life and these 2 precious people I get to share it with!! Have a great day. Thank you for all the inspiration you bring to my creative journey!

    March 29th, 2014

  10. What a wonderful giveaway. I would really love this necklace as I chose the word JOY for my word of the year. I have been practicing being joyful on a daily basis and I find that thinking about being joyful actually helps make you joyful. I truly love the springtime and as I sit here this morning I am hearing birdsong from the backyard and that always makes me happy.

    March 29th, 2014

  11. so sweet…and “springy.” springtime joy is… seeing those crocuses pushing their way through the once solid ground…..hearing the sparrows singing outside my window…and putting on my work boots and tending to my garden. sigh….Happy Spring Becky! “Merci” for the chance to win this lovely necklace. 😉

    March 29th, 2014

  12. Maggie

    Still waiting for the crocuses to pop up, but any day with sunshine brings a special kind of joy. Spring is just around the corner. Joy to you, Becky. BTW, I saw a 1000 pc. bag of little thin wood bits (squares, ovals, circles, triangles) in a school supply catalog. Thought of you and your little tags on things. Gave a great day.

    March 29th, 2014

  13. Susan Tidwell

    I love the first flowers and tree buds of spring. Your necklace is so simple yet gorgeous!

    March 29th, 2014

  14. Maggie

    I can spell! Really! Have a great day!

    March 29th, 2014

  15. Linda K

    Hi Becky, joy is actually one of my very favorite words! I would love to be able to wear this beautiful necklace. So many things bring me joy in the Springtime but I guess most of all it’s the many lovely songs of the birds and seeing the bunnies play, along with watching everything begin to grow and bloom again. Thank you for the chance to own one of your lovely and heartful necklaces.

    March 29th, 2014

  16. Hi Becky,

    Have been a bit out-of-touch lately and what do I find today, you lovely blog post. Lately, I’ve been inundated with problems that I realized I have no control, so I let it go when I can and b-r-e-a-t-h. I know there will be resolve eventually.

    So what gives me joy, well, at my young age of 62, I suppose it’s the little things. Singing “twinkle-twinkle little star” over the phone to my 2 year old granddaughter, who’s 640 miles away, making it 2 miles on my treadmill, spending time with my 91 year old mother who is in a nursing home now, time in my studio creating fun and whimsical artwork, going through old photographs that can be bitter-sweet at times, but the joys are the memories they conjure. Gathering with my friends and “most” family members give me a great sense of joy. And last but not least, counting my many blessings.

    So that ‘s just a small sample of what I consider joyful in my life. Continue having a wonderful and joyful weekend.


    March 29th, 2014

  17. Denise Howard

    Joy is in every breath and every step. As I practice mindfulness I become aware and more connected to the present moment; the sweet songs of spring birds returning, the ice and snow slowly melting and flowing, the breeze, a bud on tree. There is magic in every moment.

    Thank you Becky for the chance to win your beautiful JOYful necklace!

    March 29th, 2014

  18. Darla

    Love your gift of creativeness. Wonderful!

    March 29th, 2014

  19. Deborah klepac

    My simple joy right now is watching my gardens wake up. Digging in the earth planting new things. Its my favorite time of the year!

    March 29th, 2014

  20. Patti Burchwell

    The word joy brings me joy! Hearing and seeing the joy of others is contagious, so this was a fabulous question! The joy of spring brings hope and a chance to embrace newness, change, and the beauty God showers on us this time of year. I adore the necklace!

    March 29th, 2014

  21. Marie W.

    So lovely. Right now, my joy is watching the daffodils and narcissus starting to bloom in my yard. Thank you!

    March 30th, 2014

  22. Lou Downing

    Love your necklace! Spring is a renewal and I am so happy to be retired. I can enjoy my crafts and peruse blogs like yours for inspiration.

    March 30th, 2014

  23. Rita Montgomery

    My children bring me joy. I don’t have a green thumb so I don’t have a garden so it’s joyful to see my neighbors beautiful spring flowers. Your beautiful necklace brings a smile to my face as well. Thank you.

    March 30th, 2014

  24. Jane Smith

    This lovely necklace reminds me of a line from an Oscar Wilde poem – “Find your way by moonlight…” It would be joyous to wear it. Simple and beautiful , like the moon.

    March 30th, 2014

  25. Ellette

    Hearing the geese in our pond and seeing all the robins on the lawn.

    March 30th, 2014

  26. Michele Stuart

    Tending my garden always brings me joy. Happy Spring to you, Becky!

    March 31st, 2014

  27. Jeanette in Illinois

    Hi Becky!
    There are so many “things” that provide JoY during this glorious time of rebirth and renewal – SpRiNgTiMe!!!! Some on the top my list: the wonderful sounds of birds singing their sweet little hearts out; tulips, daffodils, lilacs, lily of the valley, peonies…; baby animals and birds being born; longer days; the smell of the soil after a rain; all the gorgeous shades of green from the trees, grass, plants and flowers!!! Oh my goodness, there’s so much to rejoice and I count your blog posts as another blessing to my day!
    Hugs and Love,

    March 31st, 2014

  28. Terry

    What brings me joy in the spring–that fresh green greenness of spring and and the cheer of daffodils, and that certain lift in the air, and it feels so good to be outdoors. The season itself is a joy!

    March 31st, 2014

  29. Mim

    I find spring joy in the mixture of colours in the flowers (particularly crocuses) and feeling the warmth of the sunshine on your skin and the first times when you can have your window open in the car and feel the wonderful fresh breeze.

    April 1st, 2014

  30. Joy for me is Sunshine and Solitude. I honestly could watch grass grow! Lovely necklace created in your beautiful style. Creative Blissful Joy Dear…

    April 2nd, 2014

  31. Watching the progression of blooming flowers each spring brings me joy. Love your work, as always!

    April 3rd, 2014

  32. Tina Zappone

    Feather-hunting in the fields behind our house with my son!

    April 5th, 2014

  33. Ann Marie

    Joy means a nice walk in an outdoor mall where they allow dogs! Who doesn’t smile when they see a cute little dog having an afternoon walk? Beautiful necklace by the way Becky … as always.

    April 5th, 2014

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