Friday, November 25, 2011

The Duchess' Jewels holiday giveaway!

I am giving away a $50.00 gift card to my Etsy shop! This giveaway is open worldwide!

To win this giveaway you must meet the mandatory entry and then do as many additional entries as you like. (Leave a comment and valid email address for each entry)

Mandatory Entry: follow The Planet Earth blog - 1 comment

Additional Entries: you may do as many as you like for more chances to win

2) Head over to my Etsy shop The Duchess' Jewels and then come back here and comment which piece would you get if you won - 1 comment

3) Add The Duchess Jewels to your Etsy favorites - 1 comment

4) Like The Duchess' Jewels on Facebook - 2 comments

5) Sign up for The Planet Earth mailing list (no spam, I will be sending notifications out about new creations at my shop). After you sign up make sure to check your email for a confirmation link from me. You need to click on that link, otherwise your subscription won't go through - 2 comments

6) Put The Planet Earth blog Button on your sidebar - 5 comments

7) Put The Duchess' Jewels shop Button on your sidebar - 5 comments

8) Add The Planet Earth to your blog roll - 5 comments

9) Tweet about this giveaway and post a link to your tweet here - 3 comments

10) Blog about this giveaway and post a link here - 3 comments

11) Put a post on your Facebook page about this giveaway and leave a link here - 3 comments

12) Follow me on Twitter DuchessJewels - 3 comments

- This giveaway ends December 23rd at midnight (Central Time)

- The winner will be selected via

P.S. Keep in mind that if you participated in my previous giveaways and my Etsy page and Facebook page are already in your favorites, those don't count - you should do any of the other additional entries now (like tweet, blog and facebook post about this giveaway, grab my blog button etc.)

Good luck to all of you!


And the winner is Berendina Dykema!!!!!!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Pin your interests on Pinterest!

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. It is easy to share things you love with your friends on Pinterest.


Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find anywhere on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite (see my button below this post).

What Can You Do with Pinterest?

Redecorate your Home!

Joy uses Pinterest to save decorating ideas for her new home in LA. She saves patterns, furniture, and accessories that catch her eye.

Plan a Wedding!

Divya and Ben use Pinterest to plan their wedding. Their Moms can leave comments about the dresses, flowers, and ties they pin up.

Find your Style!

Tim uses Pinterest to share his personal style. He pins clothing, shoes and accessories he finds while browsing stores and fashion blogs.

Save your Inspirations!

Sha uses Pinterest to save design inspirations for his job. He can reference inspiring design work to share with his team at Trulia.

Save Your Recipes!

Jessica uses Pinterest to discover new gluten free recipes. She always has a collection of tasty appetizers and deserts she can cook when she’s hungry and looking for ideas.

Pinterest Mission
Pinterest's goal is to connect everyone in the world through the 'things' they find interesting.  A favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.

If you are interested in joining Pinterest leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you an invite.

Follow Me on Pinterest

Happy pinning and sharing!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Book-A-Minute Classic

The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ultra-Condensed by Annie Berke


Daisy, I made all this money for you, because I love you.


I cannot reciprocate, because I represent the American Dream.


Now I must die, because I also represent the American Dream.
(Gatsby DIES.)


I hate New Yorkers.