Friday, April 12, 2013

Ferris Wheels are Freaky + Lisa Leonard Giveaway!

     On our way home from our spring break trip, I talk Scott into going to the Santa Monica Pier as our one last vacation "hurrah". I convince him to pay the mandatory $12 parking fee by telling him "Don't you want this to be around for our kids?" We have to support this establishment!" (as if 2,000 other people aren't doing exactly that on this very day). 
     Once inside, I allow Scott to pick the ride since I have been so pushy about this experience so far. He picks the ferris wheel. I love rides and amusement parks, that's why I want to do this, but the ferris wheel freaks. me. out. 
     Once they close the flimsy little door to our bucket I confess "I hate ferris wheels! They're freaking scary!" 
     "What?!" He replies, in a perplexed tone. I'm too busy holding on to respond. As we raise higher and higher into the sky, Scott fills the silence by saying "Wait, I do too! Why did I pick this? Why is this so shaky?" 
    We finish the ride, which seems to last at least 10 minutes longer than necessary, feeling sheer terror and not at all distracted by the gorgeous views of Santa Monica on this sunny day. The only thing that keeps my mind off the height is taking pictures and looking at my gold Lisa Leonard shell necklace. I love it. It is simple, organic, unique and pretty. I feel like it ties me to ocean when I'm not in it.
     We get off the ferris wheel and I kiss Scott right on the mouth as a child screams beside us about wanting more cotton candy. Now, whenever I look at this necklace I am not only reminded of the sea, but of this silly-scary-fun experience with Scott on the Santa Monica Pier ferris wheel. 


Want to win this gold fossil necklace for yourself?

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Winner: Lisa Ng!

39 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Devon, I am terrified of the ferris wheel too - people think I'm crazy, because I love roller coasters and crazy rides, but the ferris wheel freeeeeeaks me out!! In Niagara Falls, on the Canada side, there is a huge one kinda like the London Eye and even totally enclosed in a gondola with sliding doors, I was so freaked out the whole time.

    Phew. It felt good to admit that ;)

    Gorgeous necklace tho! I hope I win! :) I signed up for the newsletter, and will be leaving you some other comments shortly, haha.

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  2. Favorite piece is either the gold from any angle stud earrings or the from every side necklace. So many choices!

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  3. ... and on Facebook!
    /the end

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  4. Such a pretty necklace... and pictures! (I feel like I always say that but it's true.) That pier looks like fun, well worth the $12 parking (although that's pretty ridiculous).

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  5. You reminded me of the Ferris wheel at Disneyland! I don't mind heights but it goes up and the buckets swivel and slide as the wheel turns. I wasn't comfortable at all!!!

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  6. I love ferris wheels, especially when you're sitting at the top for a few minutes while other riders get on. Love it. Unless it has one of those wheels where you can spin the bucket around. Then no...no good at all.

    I'm signed up for her newsletter!

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  7. Favorite Lisa Leonard piece. That's a tough choice! I love the feather necklace, I have one and wear it often. Also a fan of the leather cuff bracelet, thinking about picking that up some day soon!

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  8. Hi dear! Ferris Wheels freak me out too!! OMG! We took our son to the county fair last summer, and the first ride he wanted to go on as a family was the ferris wheel. I tried to play it off like our son would be too scared to ride it, but inside I just didn't want to wait in the long line and get on ;). Ya know what? My son LOVED it. I had a good time, and also took some great photos from up there! http://expandng.com/2012/08/county-fair-where-everyone-can-be-a-kid-photos/. Would love to win this necklace! I signed up for the LL newsletter!

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  9. My favorite LL piece is the gold bunting necklace.

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  10. And here's my tweet https://twitter.com/lisacng/status/322731497268334592 (my email is lisacng (at) expandng (dot) com)

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  11. ha, I love this story. and that necklace! following you on bloglovin!

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  12. Favourite Lisa Leonard piece is the gold full circle earrings!

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  13. I love that you both freaked out - but that you stuck to your guns and came through the other side, proud to say you did!!!

    I am all signed up for the Lisa Newsletter and I'm obsessed with that shell necklace, AND her open circle necklace (been wanting it for years).

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway
    *** kworthington569 at gmail dot com

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  14. I follow you on instagram
    @turnedup2eleven
    kworthington569 at gmail dot com

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  15. I follow you on bloglovin'
    kworthington569 at gmail dot com

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  16. I follow you on facebook :)
    kworthington569 at gmail dot com

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  17. These pictures are so bright and colorful! Love them.
    I've never been on a ferris wheel but I don't think I'd like it either!

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  18. I adore both the "love is my anchor" & "tie that binds" necklaces...

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  19. i followed you on instagram! @pdxgirlfriday

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  20. I just went to an amusement park too, for the first time in years. Some of the rides were terrifying!

    I absolutely love simple gold styles like that. I think my favorite styles are the tiny twig or fossil necklaces. Gorg! alliewhitney at gmail dot com

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  21. I follow you on insta! alliewhitney at gmail dot com

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  22. And I follow you on facebook :) alliewhitney at gmail dot com

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  23. I am already subscribed to Lisa's newsletter (promise!) :)

    email:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  24. currently loving the Gold Tiny Twig necklace!

    email:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  25. Now following you on Bloglovin' (celeste619)

    email:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  26. haha, that's awesome. Ferris wheel or not, it's a great way to wrap up vacation :)

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  27. Am I too late for this? I meant to sign up this weekend. I'm totally scared of ferris wheels, too! I went on one over the summer and thought it would be fun. That is until we got to the top. I think it's worse because it's slower and stops so often. I signed up for the newsletter:)

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  28. I love the sweetheart tree stump necklace and the gold bunting necklace. Super cute and unique!

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  29. taylorkristiina [at] gmail [dot] com

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