The Prettiest Bangles and Thank You! (Giveaway Closed!)

Monday, January 12, 2015


These beauties are from one of my most favorite shops Finn and Sparrow. My friend Meehan is the creative behind the gorgeous jewelry and in all honesty, every single time she posts a new piece, my jaw drops. Cam bought me one of her stunning rings for our anniversary last year and I haven't wanted to take off my bangles since they arrived in our mailbox! I've been loving them so much that I thought it would make the perfect gift for one of you, as a thank you, or hvala in Croatian, for sticking it out with us through my blog and continuously being so encouraging. I'm thankful for all of the friendships I've made and wonderful women I've been introduced to or emailed with. In the midst of my morning sickness hiatus, when I was too sick most days to see anyone and really just wanted to hide in my pajamas all day with John Shea (haha, really), I told Cam that the times I felt lonely were from not seeing friends in person but also from not blogging! So I am sincere when I say, I love this community :)


Aren't they so pretty?! You can see more from Meehan's shop here. We have been friends since high school and even then she was making her own jewelry, painting and drawing gorgeous florals and letters, having an eye for beautiful finds in thrift stores... she is one of those people that has creativity and style flowing out in everything she does. She is all around a creative and beautiful soul. Her and her husband and toddler son Ryder have spent a lot of time in India as missionaries and it's her goal to help poor families there through her shop by providing paid, honest, creative jobs. She is living out the maxim to teach a man to fish, instead of giving him one.

Anyone can enter the giveaway for an emerald bangle, just simply leave a comment below. And you can find Meehan's beautiful jewelry here... anything in her shop would make a great gift for someone you love or a treat for you!
Good luck!


71 comments:

  1. Those are absolutely gorgeous! I just started following her instagram account. Thank you for introducing her shop to us!

    Hope all is going well with your adorable John Shea. I have a little Ava James almost the same age (14 mo.) and she is also an utter delight as well. You can follow her adventures here: http://instagram.com/kristybrentava/

    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Love her name! And thank you for sharing your insta!

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  2. Love those! They are so beautiful!

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  3. Those are GORG! I love a good gold bangle. Thanks for sharing her, Amanda...following along now. :)

    Hope you're having a great Monday, friend!

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    1. Everything she makes is beautiful! Hope you are too!

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  4. Such pretty bangles, but can we also discuss the flowers? So gorgeous!

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    1. Haha, thank you! I picked them at the Carmel Mission yesterday :)

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  5. These are so pretty. The rings look gorgeous too!

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    1. Yes, love her rings - I own one of her turquoise ones!

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  6. Awwww, Finn and Sparrow has so many gorgeous things!! It looks so fresh and reminds me of summer :) I love her earrings as well. I hope your morning sickness goes away soon...

    Thank you so much :)

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    1. Thank you Josie! It has, praise God!

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  7. They are simply stunning! I am glad you are feeling better!

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  8. Love the bangles but I love her heart and mission even more! That's awesome. I'm really glad you're back. I kept telling my friends, "My favorite blogger is gone and I don't know whyyyy." You had a pretty good reason. :) So excited for your family! Also, I'm planning a trip to Oki this spring so I might be emailing you for ideas. You're the best!

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    1. Awww thank you!!!! Yes, email away! Miss that place!

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  9. It's good to have you back blogging again! You were missed! Those bangles are so cute! I have a hard time finding bangles that stay on my tiny wrists, and these look like they would work!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I have small wrists too and they work perfectly.

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  10. I have missed your encouraging blog. Glad you are back! The bangles are gorgeous and would add to any outfit!

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    1. Thank you so much. And yes I think they would!

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  11. Beautiful! I'll have to check out her shop now. :)

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  12. These are beautiful, I would love one! I will have to check out her shop now. I have really enjoyed following your blog the past few years!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Ashley!

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  13. Holy smokes these are GORGEOUS! Wow. I'm obsessed. Which ring did Cam get you? Is the only way to see her inventory through her Instagram?

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    1. He bought me one of her turquoise rings, though I don't see it anymore in her posts. Yes, just through instagram - she is working on a new website though so hopefully soon! You can either contact her through her instagram or through her email listed on her instagram account.

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  14. Love how versatile they are. Hope you are starting to feel better from all of the morning sickness!

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  15. These are absolutely beautiful! I would love to get to wear one!

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  16. You are right, they are the prettiest bangles!

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  17. Gorgeous! Love what her and her family are doing.

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  18. Definitely missed your blog posts while you were away! So glad you are back : )

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  19. What beautiful bangles and what a beautiful mission your friend has! I'm so thankful you formed this blog and brought this community together - you are constantly a source of wisdom and light and love! :)

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    1. You are always too sweet to me, MG, thank you!

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  20. Such a beautiful bracelet and what a great cause! It's always great to support women in business!

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  21. Absolutely adore this mission! What beautiful jewelry she makes! Excited to continue following you and your sweet family!

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway, those bangles are so pretty :)

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  23. Gorgeous bracelets & what a great cause!

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  24. I love her jewelry!! You are the sweetest!!

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  25. These are gorgeous! Just looked through her instagram feed- they are all so pretty :)

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  26. Amazing pieces! Love the dark ones:)

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  27. Love everything about your blog. These are beautiful and I can't wait to check out the shop! God bless!

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    1. I think you'll love it! And thank you so much!

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  28. What beautiful pieces! Congratulations on the sweet little one on the way! I started reading your blog right after our second daughter was born, a month after your John Shea. So happy to hear the sweet news after what you went through this summer.

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    1. Thank you thank you, Mallory. That is really kind of you. So fun too that our babes are that close in age - when we start going through the tantrum stage for real (have only gotten glimpses here and there so far) I'll be looking to you for some comfort, ha! :)

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  29. So, so beautiful! Also, looking forward to hearing more about Croatia soon - my roommate and I will be in Dubrovnik for three weeks this July for a seminar, and we are poring everything Croatia-related we can find :)

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    1. Ah! So great! I am doing the same... we don't move there until the very end of July so right now we're just focusing on the language, so I may be coming to you for travel advice!

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  30. Hey Amanda! Happy New Year to you and your beautiful (and growing) family :) Such amazing news!!! May 2015 be a year to remember filled with love, happiness and lots of family time :)
    These truly are the prettiest bangles... really love the simple yet striking styles... Good luck with everything from your move to the new Babe arriving :)
    Lots of love from Sunny South Africa... XXXX Robyn Swart

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  31. Oh my goodness the bracelets are gorgeous!! What a beautiful talent and gift your friend has! LOVE your blog... so glad that you write and share your heart with us friend! You are such an encouragement!
    :) Blessings, Rebecca

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  32. Love these! And glad you're back :)

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  33. Beautiful bangles! Congrats on the new bundle and I'm so happy you are feeling well enough to blog again! Last summer our friends found out their family would be stationed in Okinawa and I immediately directed them to your blog to get them excited for the move. Now I can't wait to see Croatia through your beautiful photos! Its already on my bucket list, and I'm sure it will be moving up as I learn more about it. Cheers!

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  34. This is what I get for forgetting my daily Marshalls Abroad fix yesterday! Those are lovely -- and they look just like -- beautiful and simple and elegant - without trying too hard! love you dear!
    love, lanneybear

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  35. that was supposed to say look just like YOU! ;)

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  36. Gorgeous bangles! I know we've never met, but I so enjoy reading and seeing your journey through life and all the cool places you get to go! And my stars, just beautiful pictures! I recently had a neighbor mention that her husband is also getting ready to take language classes in the Army to move overseas and I directed her to your blog! Thank you for always being so transparent and excited about life!

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  37. These bangles are truly gorgeous. Simple and classic. "Hvala" for the chance to win! You are going to LOVE Croatia. I visited twice last year, once to vacation on the coast and again in December for work. Beautiful country, beautiful people. It will make a lovely home for your family.

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  38. SO pretty! And I love her name :)

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  39. These are beautiful! I just may need to spend some work hours today shopping her store :D Shh don't tell on me ;) XO my sweet friend!

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  40. This sure would be a special treat for the arrival of my precious second son who is due any day now. Thanks for the giveaway, Amanda.

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  41. So pretty! Welcome back and I hope you are feeling good!

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  42. So beautiful, thank you for the giveaway!

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  43. So pretty! My friend is visiting Croatia with her sister in February/March and I just may hide myself in her suitcase to go along...

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  44. absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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  45. Love your blog and her jewelry!! I found it a month ago and have been reading ever since. Beautiful pictures and recipes. :)

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  46. What beautiful jewelry! I would love a chance to win a bangle.

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  47. So pretty! Would love one!

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  48. I am so behind on reading blogs and most likely too late to enter this giveaway. But I just have to say...holy smokes! This jewelry is stunning! So so beautiful.

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  49. There is nothing quite like wearing a piece of jewelry or clothing that has been made by a person with passion and meaning...

    Her creations are absolutely stunning and I would feel honored to be able to wear that beautiful bangle!

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