sharing treasures – a giveaway

Thank-you to each of you who left me such incredibly kind comments here and on the variety of social media spaces. I must tell you what treasures each of you are to me. It is important that my blog be a place of honesty, authenticity and inspiration. Your comments and sincerity truly mean the world to me. Every word is so supportive and heartfelt. I find that when I am not true to my mission, which is to live artfully, my soul feels completely lost and off course. Taking time out from time to time to carefully do a check on one’s soul is a very good exercise. We live in such a fast paced world with many demands and expectations that we can lose site of our own motivation. The little gem or lightbulb moment for me was that I love to lift others up by being supportive which is not meant to make me a Saint but a caring human. I never want to lose site of that in the midst of deadlines or daily routines. That said, it is also good to remind one another to take time off to play, to be alone, to pamper one’s heart and mind.

Perhaps I don’t say things like this often enough, so in honor of our friendship here on the blog – I am sharing a lovely India Hicks treasure box to you in your choice of color, white, mint or gray.

What is the one treasure that you share with others? I shall select a winner (randomly) and post the winner on Monday. Have a beautiful weekend of sharing.


  • Jodi
    Posted May 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Lovely give away. I share the sentiments of your commenters on your previous post. There are so many things that throw us women off track…being a mom and feeling our children’s challenges so personally is difficult. This goes against the grain of my upbringing as well. Late in life my mother commented that she wished that she had spent the time being with us, as I was doing with my son, rather than perfecting the domestic arts.

    • pvedesign
      Posted May 19, 2016 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much for taking time to comment. Yes, staying on track or at least being able to react or (not over react) is often the key.
      I think we are best when we are our authentic selves and not trying to prove that we are Super Women. Showing our human side is most treasured and I miss my very own Mother for that. She certainly was an original.

  • Posted May 20, 2016 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    Those are so lovely Patricia and what a generous gift giveaway! See you tomorrow my

    • pvedesign
      Posted May 20, 2016 at 9:51 am | Permalink

      Thank-you and YES, I will treasure the time with you!

  • MJ Moore
    Posted May 20, 2016 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    I live far from family, so I really treasure time spent with them. Our visits fly by all too quickly, and I can’t make it home often enough to suit myself, or my family!

    • pvedesign
      Posted May 20, 2016 at 9:51 am | Permalink

      I understand, I have lived miles apart from my family too but have built my life knowing that we are always bonded by love.
      May you find the peace in connecting with your family and celebrating one another.

  • Margo Quiriconi
    Posted May 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    This is a wonderful giveaway. I treasure the time with my young adult children. We all live so far away but have found ways to connect on the day to day through a shared text message, the joint Sunday evening phone call, the occasional snail mail and then the visits. Love the visits.

    Thanks for sharing, if I were lucky enough for the treasure box…I think it would have to be in mint.

    • pvedesign
      Posted May 22, 2016 at 11:02 am | Permalink

      Connections are to be treasured, even if there is distance.
      Nothing can replace the face to face visits but all the little notes in between keep us in touch.
      I love the mint and will announce the winner on Monday morning.

  • Sharon
    Posted May 22, 2016 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    A wise friend of mine once used the word ‘behold’ in a conversation with me, to explain how she viewed her relationships with those she loved. “I behold them” she said, and cupped her hands. I knew exactly what she meant.

    That is my treasure I share with those I love …I behold them. They are safe in my love.

    Thanks for this beautiful post.

    • pvedesign
      Posted May 22, 2016 at 10:59 am | Permalink

      Beautiful friends do inspire us to “behold” and treasure what we love most.

  • Posted May 23, 2016 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    The treasure box looks like box full of dreams. The mint box with mint dreams touched me the most. Wonderful idea from such creative person like you.

    • pvedesign
      Posted May 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

      Sabine, Thanks for your kind comment. Yes, the mint is such a dreamy color.

  • Susan
    Posted May 28, 2016 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    I have a very good sense of humor and can help lighten the air when the need arises. I am optimistic by nature and always know that things will work out the way they’re supposed to. I’m also very grateful!

    Thank you, love your site

  • Lynne Allison
    Posted May 29, 2016 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Loving relationships are for me life’s greatest gift. For over 50 years I have treasured and saved special notes from family and friends. The beautiful white Treasure Box would be a lovely container for some of those wonderful words of gratitude, comfort, inspiration, and often times great humor!

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