Friday, June 3, 2011

Blog Makeovers & Necklace Winners Announced!!!

WOW, I am thrilled with all the incredible words, comments, and support for my new blog design, all thanks to my wonderful friend Maria @ Agape Love Designs.
None of this would be possible without her big kind heart offering to give my blog a complete makeover. Remember she refused to accept any money for this, so I showed her my appreciation another way. By offering 4 lucky winners either a mini blog makeover, or a beautiful bib necklace.

Before I announce the winners though, I wanted to share one more things about Maria, and her jewelry. 
Last week she did a post on her birds nest necklace (READ IT HERE). She held a giveaway and the winner of that necklace requested if Maria could somehow symbolize a baby she has in heaven without actually adding it to the nest, causing all kinds of confusion for someone when they ask about the third child. 

Maria is no stranger to losing a baby, she had two miscarriages of her own, and she knew exactly what to do. She placed a white pearl in the chain of the necklace, just like an angel looking over the nest. It was just perfect, and the winner of the necklace was left without words, she was so happy with her precious new gift. I just wanted to share this new necklace with all of you, and if you or someone you know has a heaven baby, maybe you would like to get one of these custom birds nest necklaces too.
While you are at there, make sure to read her entire post, it is really moving, and her video she took several years ago after going through her miscarriage is just raw, and from the heart. My heart just ached, and while I've never actually met Maria in person, I feel like she is a super sweet, great friend, and I just wanted to wrap my arms around her, and tell her everything was going to be ok. I really love this gal, and I am so blessed she is my friend. Head on over to her blog and say hi, tell her Bella sent you, and show her some love, will you?

Ok now it's time to announce the winners! I'm so excited, YAY!!


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Nila @ Nila Listiana said...

i like euro style on fb 
*** NILA Thank you so much for entering. I hope you love your new blog makeover!!! ***
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Lakshmi @ CreativeMama said...

I have been Follower of Bella Before and After for a long time now.
I would love to give my blog 'Adithis Amma Sews' - Cute Confessions of a Sew Addict a makeover.
*** Lakshmi, how crazy that you got picked girl? Had you not asked, I never would have thought to open it to everyone! I can't wait to see your pretty new blog, SO HAPPY for you***

Winner of THIS pretty necklace:
Spring Fling Rosette Bib Necklace

The lovely Carol @ The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Your blog looks fabulous! I love it!!!
*** Carol I hope you enjoy your new necklace. I just LOVE the pretty colors, and I hope you do too!***

Winner of THIS pretty necklace:
Little Black Dress Rosette Bib Necklace

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Stephanie @ Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

Of course I follow BB&A.
*** Stephanie THANK YOU for all your support too. I'm really so dang lucky to have the best bloggy friends. I know you will love your new necklace!! ***

There you have it folks. Again, I am so happy with all the support. This was by far the biggest giveaway I've had, and the most entries for sure. You guys know a good thing when you see it for sure, he he. I really hope you continue to stop by, say hello, link up, and share your favorite projects with us @ Amaze me August! All new giveaway's will always be help during the party, so check back often to see what's going on here. 

For all the rest of you, who wish you had won, go check out Maria's shop!!

You will definitely love all the things there, and if you are interested in a blog makeover, just drop her a line anytime. I'm sure she will be thrilled to work with you on that!!!

Thanks again to everyone, you are all awesome!!!


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In my spare time I enjoy cooking, and baking. In fact my mother and I have been making cakes for over 30 years. I also love gardening, traveling, and all things crafty. I struggle daily to keep my like organized, along with my never ending battle to keep the house clean. I adore my three kids MOST of the time, and can usually be found doing the mom thing from morning till night. I try to catch a few mommy moments, but those are hard to find in this wonderful life of mine. I am blessed and happy, and am thrilled you stopped by today :)