In the past week, I’ve had several conversations with people about how the things we loved to see and do in childhood usually translate into our greatest passions as adults. I feel like I was my most authentic, intuitive self when I was young – and have spent much of my adult life working (and playing) to get my spirit back to that place. 
That’s the reason Karen of TheGypsysThimble created her Wild Beauty series of handmade necklaces. When we tap into that inner child and wild beauty within us, she says, we begin to remember who we were…and who we are. Karen created Wild Beauty necklaces using high quality crystals, beads and semi-precious stones, antiqued charms of birds and dragonflies, among other things. Be sure to check out her Etsy site because everything’s 20% off and she’s got free shipping through December! 
And this week, an added bonus: you have a chance to win Karen’s stunning, one-of-a-kind Abundance necklace. She says she hopes that “wearing it will remind you to stop for a few minutes and reconnect with your wild, fully alive self.”  The 18″ Abundance necklace features an antiqued 24-inch brass chain that’s dripping with sparkles: Oregon Owyhee Jasper, clear moss quartz, little turtle picasso rondelles, topaz rainbow rondelles, lilac luster polished beads, and an antiqued brass flying swallow. For your chance to win it, leave a comment below that answers this question:
What was one of your favorite things to do 
when you were a child?

Be sure to enter by midnight CST on Friday (12/10). One winner will be chosen at random. Once you’ve answered the question above, feel free to boost your chances with the bonus opportunities below!

(leave an additional comment for each bonus opportunity)

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A big, abundant CONGRATS to 
Amber in Naperville, IL! 
Enjoy your new necklace!