**the giveaway is closed! congratulations to commenter Meagan (as chosen via random.org)**
In case you haven’t heard, Valentine’s day is coming up 😉 and in case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t posted any gift ideas, or gift guides, or talked about it at all. It’s not that I don’t love Valentine’s Day, it’s more a reflection of my distaste for made-up “Hallmark” holidays and the expectations that come with them. But I love love, and I love you, dear reader! So as a simple gesture of my appreciation, London Calling Boutique has offered up this Alex & Chloe “love is bleeding” necklace + a $25 gc to the boutique to one lucky reader. And the contest will run through Monday, February 8 so the winner will have the necklace just in time for Valentine’s Day!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me something you love, why you love/don’t love Valentine’s day, what you love most about yourself…basically anything having to do with love will do 🙂
For a bonus entry, post this on twitter: RT @greedygrechen: enter to win an alex & chloe love necklace at Grechen’s Closet, just share your love! http://ow.ly/14lJ0
Incidentally, I’d like to share with you something I’m taking part in this month, Gala Darling’s Radical Self-Love “program.” I’ve long been a fan of Gala’s writing, and the way she reaches out to everyone with such love and generosity of spirit and wisdom, so I’m really looking forward to learning more from her about how to achieve “Radical self love!”
We already had our first homework assignment already (but it’s not too late to start if you’re interested) and it was to first, find a notebook to write in all month and write your “mission statement” for the month in, and next, to identify or find a totem that reminds you of your commitment to yourself whenever you look at it.
I already had the notebook – my sister gave me this set of Moleskine color-a-month notebooks for my birthday last year, and I’ve been dying to use them!
And here’s what I wrote as my mission for the month:
I promise to LOVE: I will love & appreciate myself, in spite of my faults 😉 and fill my heart with love for all those around me
And I’d love for this to be my totem, if I can manage to save up a bit:
I have a “thing” for stingrays and have had random stingray jewelry before, but it was always cheap and simple. I love this ring because it’s a statement piece, and reflects the love I have for the beauty of the stingray & manta ray; which will also remind me to RADICALLY love myself and those around me. In case you didn’t see this earlier this year, I featured this ring and some pictures of the Manta Rays at the Georgia Aquarium over at Green Grechen:
Anyway, I’m sharing this with you because I want you to know how much I appreciate and LOVE you every day – and I think it would be fun if you guys did this too. If you do decide to participate in “Radical Self Love” leave a comment, and you’ll get an extra entry in the giveaway. Maybe this necklace is the perfect totem for you?
Have a wonderful weekend!!