5.04.2012

June 1989

 

Have you ever come across a person who is downright strikingly beautiful?
It’s as if there is just something radiating from the inside out, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.
I love when somebody’s outer appearance is just a small glimpse of the beauty that they hold inside.
In the past year, I have met one of those people through blogging.
Let me give you a little background story.

Back in November of 2011, I received an email from a lady asking if it would be okay to feature me in her weekly Saturday post that she shares a link to 6 other blogs. Of all things, she wanted to share with her readers my post on “How To Dominate Thanksgiving” Mind you, she doesn’t just have a small blog. She has thousands of followers. You may or may not realize this, but it is rare that “larger” bloggers willingly just share links to other blogs on a weekly basis. For free. Naturally, I obliged and was flattered.

From that initial contact, Collette has been a frequent commenter on my blog and I have noticed, on several others. Always so positive, so uplifting, and just so darn nice. I remember thinking to myself on several occasions “What a beautiful person she is”
I mean look at her. Collette, I hope you don’t mind when I share this, but people—she is 40 years old.
If I can look like that when I am 40, I will be freakin’ ecstatic.

A month or so ago, I received an email from Collette that left me in tears.
It was after reading the message below that helped me piece together the puzzle of what exactly it was about Collette and her beauty. The woman has a love for life. She is passionate. She has experienced hurt in a powerful way and has learned how to turn it into something beautiful.
Here is a bit of what it said:

"My daughter and I have recently started making bracelets to help remember my youngest son Alex. Alex passed away in October of 2000. He had spinal meningitis from a routine earache. He was in a coma within hours, and left this earth, and me, just two short days later. He was my first born, my loving son, my world."

As a tribute to the short life Alex lived and as a way to remember his presence, this is what they created.
 
I couldn’t love this bracelet more.
It is seriously a new favorite in my collection. In fact, it might be my absolute favorite.
Not just for how pretty it really is, because believe me—it’s beautiful.
But for the meaning behind it. To remember how precious life is.

Today Collette is giving one of you the opportunity to win one of your own.
Here we go.

Mandatory:
Visit June 1989 and leave a comment with which bracelet you would pick out (believe me—there are so many great ones to choose from..good luck picking)

Additional Entries:
Like June 1989 on Facebook
Follow June 1989 on Twitter
Follow Living In Yellow
Share this giveaway via Facebook//Twitter//Blog, etc.
That equals 6 entries total friends. Get crackin'.

Have a great weekend little bits.



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205 comments:

  1. You are seriously right, those are ALL gorgeous! I may or may not be spending my lunch break trying to choose 1 (or 3) to buy!!!

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  2. Oh yeah--- For my entry. If I had to pick ONE, I'd go with the Mother of Pearl bracelet, so pretty and unique!!

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  3. I also follow June1989 on Twitter :)

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  4. And I follow you of course!!!

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  5. they are beautiful! i love the carrie ann bracelet!

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  6. I tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/#!/EMags55/status/198399134523330560

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  7. i'm a follower of your blog!

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  8. i already follow collette's blog and love her!

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  9. The Pearl Roundelle is stunning :)I follow LIY and am on my way to share now!

    Brooke
    www.MarvelousLoveBlog.com

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  10. I am in LOVE with the Chloe one.

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  11. I follow her on twitter : )

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  12. Wow, she IS gorgeous. What a creative idea to make these bracelets in honor of your son. I love the gun metal bar bracelet. Tell your team "way to go!" :)

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  13. Wow...as a new mom this is so heartbreaking.

    I love the pearl!

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  14. I also follow them on Twitter now.

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  15. Of course, I follow your blog :)

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  16. I also checked out Statements in Fashion and follow them as well!

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  17. I follow you...and love your blog!

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  18. I love the Pearl Roundelle bracelet...and can I say it was really hard to pick just one!!

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  19. She really does sound like a beautiful SOUL. I love encountering people like that. I think it's wonderful that you chose to write about her too :)

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  20. I love the Chloe bracelet! They are all so beautiful though and the meaning behind them is priceless. I think these will be my Christmas gifts to all of the special people in my life this year.

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  21. ALL of them are beautiful, but I think my favorite is the "Gabby" on page 1. Rose Gold is beautiful, just like these bracelets!

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  22. I also follow Statements in Fashion.

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  23. Erin, as you know I'm a new(er) follower. I just want you to know I am so spiritually inspired by your posts as of late. Thank you for such a wonderful blog to be a fan of. xo

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  24. I am following Statements in Fashion.

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  25. I, of course, follow your blog (like every one should!)

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  26. I love the bar love bracelet. What a beautiful way to honor a memory and a life!

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  27. And I follow your blog thru Bloglovin

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  28. I love these, they are ALL so beautiful. My very favorite is the Antibes but I also really like the Matte Magic.

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  29. Now a follower of Statements in Fashion Blog

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  30. Been a follower of LIY since the beginning!!!

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  31. Forwarded email to bunches of peeps about this giveaway!

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  32. Such a beautiful and sad story, I would love to win a bracelet my family also lost a child in 1989 my brother Kelly. He only lived for a few hours but he's always been apart of our lives ♥

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  33. Wow the chills that story gives me.

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  34. I agree with you she is so pretty! Love the braclets! I really like the Matte Magic :)

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  35. I like the matte magic the best.

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  36. what a fantastic giveaway and what a story. wow. i would choose the Gabby. beautiful.

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  37. i now follow june 1989 on twitter

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  38. AND, i now follow statements in fashion blog.

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  39. Those bracelets are beautiful I am thinking I will be sending one to my mom for Mother's Day! But I would choose the Wisteria one for myself personally!

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  40. I subscribed to Collete's Blog, what a beautiful person!

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  41. I liked June 1989 on Facebook!

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  42. I followed June 1989 on Twitter!

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  43. I follow LIY on FB, TWITTER and BLOG WORLD! =)

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  44. Psychedelic Dream is my favorite.

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  45. I would pick the Gabby. So pretty.

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  46. What gorgeous bracelets and a great story behind it. I would choose the pearl roundelle. Beautiful.

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  47. I follow June 1989 on twitter.

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  48. I follow LIY blog already! :)

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  49. I've been a follower of living in yellow :)

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  50. I would pick the Carrie Ann bracelet. Gorgeous!!!

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  51. What a great way to remember her son:) The 'Chloe' is gorgeous! Thanks!
    mnksak@yahoo.com

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  52. Beautiful bracelets and beautiful story. If I was lucky enough to win or afford one, I would have to say the gun metal cross is my favorite. Good luck to everyone!

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  53. This is amazing! I love this idea as a way to remember her son! And there are so many to choose from! But, I think the Chloe is my favorite!

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  54. I liked June 1989 on Facebook

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  55. I followed June 1989 on twitter

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  56. I followed Statements In Fashion Blog

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  57. I already follow your blog!

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  58. I already follow your blog and I liked June 1989 on fb. :)

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  59. And I tweeted about it
    https://twitter.com/#!/ohheyitsj/status/198468886146985985

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  60. there are WAYYYY too many beautiful pieces to choose just one favorite!!! i <3 the clear violet, rose water silver, pale lilac, lilac fusion, pearl roundelle, graffiti, isabella and i do! eek! way too many!!! if i were to win i'd probably choose the lilac fusion. I <3 how unique these bracelets are and I LOVE the concept behind them. Thanks so much for introducing me to June 1989!!!

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  61. p.s i also liked june 1989 on facebook

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  62. I'm a follower of your blog and LOVE the Cassidy! Not only are they beautiful bracelets, but they really do remind you how precious life is. Thanks for sharing!

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  63. My favorite is the Chloe. of course it is sold out so if I had to choose something else it would be Mother of Pearl

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  64. I love the Pearl Roundelle like the one you show here and the Pale Lilac!

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  65. what a perfect mother's day gift! and what a lovely meaning behind them.

    liking the mario olive!

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  66. I like the Bar Love bracelet!

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  67. These bracelets are absolutely beautiful and truly meaningful. I love the mother of pearl cross bracelet.

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  68. I would love the "Gabby" one. It is extraordinarily beautiful.

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  69. Followed her on twitter :)

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  70. I think I would pick Bar Love. But they are all gorgeous.

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  71. So many choices: i would be out Pale lilac, or Mother of Pearl or Mosaic sage

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  72. I already follow you on Twitter :o)

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  73. I liked June 1989 on Facebook

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  74. I now follow June 1989 on Twitter

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  75. These are beautiful Erin!! Thank you for sharing!! I love the Chloe bracelet, it is beautiful!! Great cause!!
    -Meesh :)
    And thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. I liked June 1989 on FB!
    -Meesh :)

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  77. I now follow Statements in Fashion Blog!
    -Meesh :)

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  78. I love the Cassidy one, and what a heartbreaking thing to go through. Def. going to check out her blog.

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  79. I follow on Facebook (june-1989) as SHelley Zurek

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  80. I follow LIY as Still Blonde after all these YEARS

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  81. I follow SIF as Still Blonde after all these YEARS

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  82. This is so sweet and the bracelets are beautiful. We just recently lost another family member to the awful Huntington's Disease. These would be great for our family to have in her memory. I would pick the Pearl Roundelle. I will definitely be passing her link onto others in my family. Thank you for posting this!!

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  83. Following June 1989 on facebook

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  84. I blogged about this in my Friday's Letters post today.

    http://kt-thelittlethingsinlife.blogspot.com/2012/05/fridays-letters.html

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  85. I adore the gun metal cross bracelet..adore! Hmmm...Mother's day? Also I'm a new reader and enjoy reading your blog :)

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  86. I chose the Logan Berry. Primarily because it is purple and my father passed away from pancreatic cancer and the color for pancreatic cancer awareness is purple so i would look down at the bracelet and think of my dad. :)

    I also follow your blog and follow June 1989 on Twitter :)

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  87. Oh they are all so beautiful! I would get the {Matte Magic}

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  88. I am now following June 1989 on Twitter. @c_livelaughl0ve

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  89. I tweeted about it.

    https://twitter.com/#!/C_LiveLaughL0ve/status/198598959378345985

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  90. Love these bracelets! I want the Chloe, I Do or SeaFoam!

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  91. I now follow June 1989 on Twitter (username @nikkib918)

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  92. I tweeted about the giveaway and included you in the tweet!

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  93. OMG. LOVE these. I would chose the Gabby one! So lovely!

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  94. I follow everything
    GFC Jaimee
    Facebook Jaimee Morris
    Twitter @InspiredxBeauty

    The bracelet I would pick is psychedelic dream!

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  95. This giveaway is too perfect! I have been searching for 'the' piece of cross jewellery, and this is definitely it! WOW!
    I love the pearls on the cassidy, but really want a cross, so I guess I'd go with the pearl roundelle.

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  96. I follow June 1989 on twitter

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  97. I follow Statements in Fashion Blog

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  98. I follow you, of course, Miss Living in yellow :)

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  99. I tweeted about the giveaway

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  100. Bar love or cassidy! I can't decide!!!!!!!!!! Both ;)

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  101. I did all 6!
    Liked them, follow them on blog and twitter, already follow you, shared on twitter and fb!!

    can I have one pwetty pwetttyyy pleeeasse :)

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  102. My favorite bracelet is "Honey Pot"

    -Tori
    torigjohnson.blogspot.com

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  103. I "liked" June1989 on FB
    Tori Johnson

    -Tori
    torigjohnson.blogspot.com

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  104. Following June1989 on Twitter.
    @torigjohnson

    -Tori
    torigjohnson.blogspot.com

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  105. Following Living In Yellow blog.

    -Tori
    torigjohnson.blogspot.com

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  106. Follow June 1989 on Facebook and Twitter {DONE}
    Follow Statements in Fashion Blog {DONE}
    Follow Living in Yellow {DONE ages ago and sponsoring this month YAY!}
    Share on blog: www.lilyandgrace.com.au
    Oh, and I ADORE the Lapis Blue bracelet. I think I shall order it in the morning :)
    xx

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  107. These are awesome! And I love the meaning behind them! I'd definitely pick the pearl roundelle...so classic!

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  108. I love the PEARL ROUNDELLE... just beautiful!

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  109. And I did ALL 6 entries! love love love!

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  110. I would choose the pearl roundelle for sure. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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  111. I love the pearl roundelle, so pretty!

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  112. I love the Cassidy and really like the Rose Water Silver. They are all so elegant!

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  113. My son was also born in 1989. The love of my life. Life …confusing but beautiful

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  114. my favorite: Pearl Roundelle! Love it!!

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  115. following this blog :)

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  116. following June 1989 on twitter @swellswag

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  117. following the Statements in Fashion blog :)

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  118. Hard to choose...but i would choose gun metal gray. they are all beautiful

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  119. reposted about the giveaway on my blog.

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  120. um i love all the bling that "chloe" has to offer

    www.flowercityfashionista.blogspot.com

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  121. i THINK i'd pick mother of pearl or Gabby. I can't decide. they are lovely!

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  122. I just signed up to follow Statements in Fashion blog...

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  123. Just signed up to follow your blog!

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  124. I love those bracelets and the story behind them! I would totally want the clear violet bracelet.

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  125. I liked June 1989 on Facebook!

    kmbrown25@gmail.com

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  126. Also followed them on the twit :)

    kmbrown25@gmail.com

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  127. I'm also a follower of LIY on GFC!

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  128. I'm a friend of the Statements in Fashion blog!

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  129. Just tweeted about the giveaway! :)

    kmbrown25@gmail.com

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  130. These bracelets are ridiculously cute. seriously? i die. Love the cloe but love love the Pearl Roundelle

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  131. If I won I would choose the "Chloe". The Rose Gold and Pave Beads are gorgeous. Love, Love, Love.

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  132. I Like June 1989 on Facebook.

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  133. I follow June 1989 on Twitter.

    @rmarief

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  134. I follow Statements in Fashion Blog.

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  135. I FOLLOW STATEMENTS IN FASHION

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  136. I LOVE THE GUN METAL GRAY BAR BRACELET

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  137. OF COURSE I FOLLOW LIY :-)

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  138. OMG! This touched my heart! How sweet!! So hard to pick a bracelet but probably the Archiver.

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  139. I liked June 1989 on Facebook.

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  140. I posted about this giveaway on my Running in Stilettos Facebook page :)

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  141. I follow LIY of course :)

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  142. I liked June 1989 on FB!

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  143. I follow Statements in Fashion :)

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  144. I would most definitely love the Archiver! They are all so beautiful! I DO and the Pearl Roundelle are also on my drool list!

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  145. I follow June 1989 on Twitter!

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  146. What an amazing way to tribute a loved one. If I were to win this awesome giveaway I would pick the Pearl Roundelle: http://www.june1989.com/pearl-roundelle

    xo T
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  147. I just "liked" June 1989 on Facebook, thanks for posting about these awesome bracelets!

    xo T
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  148. I tweeted your giveaway to my twitter feed! I hope that all my followers come your way doll face!

    xo T
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  149. The bracelets are all gorgeous. I am mentally making a Christmas list for my daughters. Cassidy and Bar Love are my personal favorites. Thank you for sharing.

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  150. I like June 1989 on Facebook. What a touching story they have. -- Kate B.

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  151. My favorite is the Pearl Roundelle. Very elegant. -- Kate B.

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  152. I'd probably get Psychedelic Dream for my mom :)

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  153. I follow June 1989 on Twitter too (@bybreenah)

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  154. I like June 1989 on FB.

    www.everdayloungeact.com

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  155. I follow June 1989 on Twitter.

    www.everdayloungeact.com

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  156. I follow Statements in Fashion blog.

    www.everdayloungeact.com

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  157. I follow LIY!

    www.everdayloungeact.com

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  158. WOW!
    I'm in love for the Camel Crackle bracelet :)
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  159. I like June on FB: Samantha Tedesco

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  160. I follow June on twitter: @samanthatedesco

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)