Birthday Giveaway (Winner!)

by Candace Vorhaus on January 16, 2014

The winner of this beautiful, rainbow sacred bracelet is: Clare A.

Congratulations Clare! 

I had so much fun with this birthday giveaway! Check back for other giveaways. Hey, you never know!

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When I was young and asked my mother her age, her answer was always, “twenty nine plus.” So, I am sticking with that answer. It’s my birthday, I’m twenty nine plus, and to celebrate, I’m giving away one of my sacred bracelets made with Swarovski crystals.

I started creating these sacred bracelets for my clients several years ago as a way for them to carry their intentions throughout the day. The crystals in a rainbow sequence of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet align with nature’s positive, healthy, balanced, beauty energy.

IMG_4485A bracelet of pure violet crystals radiates abundance and prosperity.

IMG_4482Bracelets made with light rose crystals symbolize mother love and the intention of raising a love filled, happy, healthy child.

IMG_1156I make these sacred bracelets in my studio by hand using Swarovski leaded, cut crystal beads. The beads refract light in a spectrum of colors to magnify beauty, enhance healing, and strengthen relationships. In between each colored bead is a crystal and gold tone rondelle. All bracelets are cleared of negative energy and placed on an altar for blessings. The bracelets are approximately 7″ and the beads are 10mm.

To enter for a chance to win one of my gorgeous bracelets, go to the comments section of this post, tell me one thing you would like to change in your home, and also write the color of the bracelet you love most. Don’t worry; if you’re the lucky person to receive my birthday gift, and you decide you like another color, you can always change your mind.

The lucky winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, January 20, 2014 by 5pm Eastern. Happy birthday to me!

 

{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

Deb Coman January 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm

I would like to set up a workspace in my home. My favorite color bracelet is the violet one.

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Patricia January 16, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Happy Annual 29 plus Birthday! My Mom always said she was 29…..no plus for her!

At first, I thought I would love the Pink bracelet since I believe everything in life starts with good realtionships and we always need people in our lives. Then it occured to me that I am a budding Artist and love all the colors in the multi-colored bracelet. I think that one would remind me to keep trying. There is so much color in my thoughts and they need to get on a canvas!

Thank you,

Patricia

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

Thanks Patricia for your birthday wishes. I agree, the rainbow bracelet would be great for an artist. Make color an important part of your art! :)

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Candace Vorhaus January 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Patricia, the rainbow colored bracelet is perfect for an artist! Now, if you were to change one thing in your home/office/studio, what would that be?

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cindy capalbo January 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm

happy birthday!!
I would like to change my master bedroom now.
I love and own the chakra bracelet! I also have my eyes on the purple/pink bracelet!

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

Hi Cindy, how did the changes go in the downstairs of your home?

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thefolia January 16, 2014 at 6:48 pm

What a beautiful idea you have started for your clients! I adore the purple and I am always striving for more of a sense of ease in my nest.

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 10:32 am
Candace Vorhaus January 16, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Dear thefolia, it looks like you may need an addition to your nest for all those eggs.

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Charyl Ozkaya January 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Happy birthday Candace! What a wonderful way to celebrate you! I love the chakra bracelet and since I am moving to a smaller office I would like to find a way for it to feel more expansive. Thanks for all you do. Charyl

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

Your welcome Charyl! I large crystal in the center of your office will help expand the space.

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cynthia Olsen January 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Thank you Candace for providing an opportunity to ask a question as well as the chance to receive one of your beautiful bracelets! Purple is my choice.
I am a writer so to inspire my writing, I would like suggestions in my home.

Thanks
Cynthia

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Teresa January 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Happy 29 and counting! My Mom always said she would be 16 in her heart. I would love to re create my bedroom into goddess/gypsy /bohemian, love going to bed and waking up type of bedroom that you smile almost before you enter. I want a happy, peaceful room to sleep in. I have a tremendous amount of trouble getting to sleep.
All of your bracelets are beautiful <3

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 10:52 am

Teresa, for a Bohemian feel in your bedroom think color, candles and layering patterns. Here are some ideas on my Pinterest Bedroom bulletin board: http://www.pinterest.com/candacevorhaus/bedrooms/

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Patricia January 16, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I would enhance the Career Area to keep the opportunities flowing. Since this is new to me, I would love options!

Thanks for the question.

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Alice J. Marques January 16, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Happy Birthday, Candace! Hope your day was a joyous special one. For almost 7 years, I have had this beautiful new home with my husband til he died unexpectedly and never finished decorating with curtains and furniture. So, I would put valances up and carpet clean my home when I can spell able. I love the violet and the rainbow bracelets. Their meanings are great. Candace, you mentioned clients…do you offer phone or email clients? And if so, what is the cost or rate? Thank you! And happy birthday!
Alice

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

Hi Alice, thank you for your birthday wishes! I am so sorry about your husband. Taking the time and energy to finish decorating your home and cleaning your carpets will give you a lift. If you would like to talk, please contact me by email at candace.vorhaus@gmail.com and we can set up a time. Love and blessings to you, Candace

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Sharon January 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Many Happy Returns Ms. Candace! Love the tiara!

One thing I would love to change is replacing a window with a French door in my back office so I could see the view of the back yard. The house is block and although I am “handy” something I’d definitely need help with:)!

What would you change?

Very drawn to your pink and rose quartz in general!

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:00 am

Thank you Sharon, do you mean your house is black? The pink bracelet emanates a beautiful love energy. Good luck!

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Mariah January 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

I would like to organize my bedroom by getting rid of all the things that I never use, that just take up space. By removing excess clutter, I feel as though I could be more productive and feel better about the room I spend most of my time in. And I love the rainbow bracelet, and the fact that it is a symbol of balance and positivity.

Thanks!
- Mariah

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:12 am

Hi Mariah, since many of us spend most of our time in our bedrooms sleeping, reading, etc., it is very important to keep that room clear of clutter. When you clear the clutter you will sleep better, feel more clear headed and be able to focus on your work better. Make a plan and schedule a few hours on a saturday morning to clear the clutter. :)

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Ginger January 16, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Happy Birthday from Canada Dear Candace!
Any of your beautiful bracelets would make me happy.
The one area I would enhance in my home is the area related to my eldest daughter. She has not spoken to me in ten years . I fear she will never forgive me.
Keep up the great Feng Shui work. I love reading your articles.
Love
Ginger

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:16 am

Hi Ginger, thank you for your birthday wishes. I will hold positive intentions for you that you resolve your relationship with your daughter. The pink/rose colored bracelet would be the best to channel mother love to your daughter. Much love and many blessings to you!

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Deirdre January 16, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Happy Birthday Candace and thank you for sharing your birthday with us all. My whole apartment’s energy needs to be lifted since my husband was moved to a nursing home. I am okay being alone, but I feel a sad energy and believe that it is coming from us both. Mine, for obvious reasons. And my husband’s because he’s in unfamiliar territory and his energy is traveling back to the familiar, bringing with it a sadness that is full of confusion. Thank you and bless you.

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:07 am

Thank you Deirdre for your birthday wishes. I know from personal experience how sad it is to move a loved one to a nursing home. A space clearing will help and is a good place to start. I’m sending you big hugs…

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Tort McCarter January 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Happy birthday, Candace! My mother-in-law started counting backwards when she turned 50, so she and I were 35 at the same time! Since I wouldn’t want to be 5 minutes younger than I am (wisdom is hard won!), I’m proud to be 63. I was in Marjorie Geisler’s Business Basics 200 class that you led last October, and WOW! I changed both my home office and counseling office rather dramatically after the call, following your suggestions. My husband walked in part way through the call and was totally on-board with what you were saying. I need to send you photos! Still to do–chucking tons of paper and clutter in the home office to enhance the clean calm feeling from the new paint and flooring. BTW–also painting one wall in the bedroom red tomorrow and have the prettiest new red pillow on the black and white sofa there. I think that I would like the violet bracelet (looks like indigo in the picture). Even I don’t win it, you’ve so improved my home and offices already!

Blessings to you!
Tort

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

Thank you Tort, it’s amazing how our both our work lives and personal lives can change when we focus on our interior spaces! Yes, please send pictures!! :)

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Teresa January 16, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Happy Birthday and Thank you. I would change / organize MY room. The center room of my house is storage craft room. All of your bracelets are beautiful but I think the rainbow would represent all areas. Teresa

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Vivian January 17, 2014 at 4:27 am

Thank you for such a wonderful approach of and counting years and for offering presents for your birthday! Happy birthday, all the best to you, with many more 29+years to come in joy and serenity! I would like to organize a meditation and healing spot in my house. The light rose crystals are soooo sweet………xxx, Vivian

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Carol January 17, 2014 at 5:51 am

I love the multi color one. I would change my master bedroom.

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Carol January 17, 2014 at 5:53 am

Happy 29 plus !!!

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Laura grenning January 17, 2014 at 5:59 am

Dear Candace,

Happy Birthday fellow Capricorn! I went to a birthday party for friend at Sen ten years ago, and was surprised to find a gift at my place setting. My friend had turned the birthday tradition around and gotten all of us a small but thoughtful gift. Weeks before the holidays and my birthday, I went through a break up with my boyfriend, after three good years together. I looked deep into my heart, questioning what I can and should do differently going forward. By the time it came to my birthday on January 4th, I had concluded that it’s much better to look for opportunities to give and serve, rather than withdraw in anger and resentment for what we aren’t getting. I brought gifts for my two best friends who came to my birthday dinner at Sen that night. Since that day, I have witnessed one magical event after another- all based on untethered giving, happening around me, and sometimes to me. Just changing this attitude has lead to a dramatic change in my life. I’m not sure what color crystal will remind me to keep this positive and giving attitude, but I sure like the colors blue and grey, and I like them together.

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:24 am

Happy birthday to you as well Laura! Sen is one of my favorite restaurants in Sag Harbor and that is exactly what I enjoyed for my birthday dinner as well. I am so happy to hear you have a positive attitude toward life after losing your relationship. I have always found that giving, service, and gratitude lift my spirits when life throws me a curve ball. Sending you love and light!

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Barbara January 17, 2014 at 8:41 am

I have difficulty w clutter in my bedroom and the piles seem to be getting out of control. I clear, but can’t see to break the cycle. I love the amethyst bracelet.

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Kathryn Menu January 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

I would love to organized our playroom in a more accessible way for our daughter, while also planning for the fact we will have to childproof it for our son, who will be born this spring.

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:25 am

Kathryn, congratulations on your upcoming new arrival. A new baby is such a joy!

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Bonni Brodnick January 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Happy 29th birthday, Candace.
The walls of my office are a beautiful cement grey. I decided not to put up a lot of paintings, photos, etc. so that I could have a zen space filled with creative energy. That said … don’t look down!!! On the floor, I have papers on my right, papers on my left … I begin to go through them and then just straighten the pile! Is there a Feng Shui method I can apply to keeping zen from top to bottom? Your expertise and thoughtful input would be greatly appreciated. (I love the multi-color bracelet.)

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:29 am

Hi Bonni, to bring a feeling of Zen to your office you could paint the walls a soft green (like the colors of early spring) to bring in a quiet nature energy or you could paint them a soft violet which is the color of spirituality and abundance. Plan some extra time in your schedule to clear the clutter and go through your papers. January is a great time to clear out the old and get a new start I just threw out a stack of papers I was meaning to file. I realized I really didn’t need them.

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Clare Ambrose January 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Happy Birthday What a nice idea.I love the rainbow bracklet.What I would love to chang in my house is my kitchen.I would love to be able to cook and still see my dining room table so we could all chat while I am preparing the dinner.Alway feel sorry for the person in the kitchen who is missing out on all the craic.
Ps.January babies are the best I am 29 on Saturday
oxoxox
Clare Ambrose

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:33 am

Happy birthday Clare! I know the feeling. Being part of the family while you’re cooking makes you feel not so alone. And, having a happy cook improves the quality and taste of the food!

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Anna Stiscia January 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Decisions, decisions! Your rainbow bracelet is beautiful but I think the violet one has the edge for me – really gorgeous and with a pure vibration. I would like to tame the paper clutter in my home – not just in the ‘office’ area: it seems to have spread onto most tables (flat surfaces); as well as letting go of a lot of my books to make space for new, vibrant energy to come in. (Yes I know clutter results from indecision). I would like to clear the clutter and space clear or clear/create space and align with light and colour energy. Buon Compleanno Candace, by the way. Thank you. Love and light, Anna

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Agnes January 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Happy Day and may you have many, many more. I would like to change everything in my home but you did say just one thing – and that would be the maser-bedroom. I would like to wake up each morning without any pains all over my body, be able to fall asleep easily and just wake up each morning thankful for another day and another day that my husband is still alive. I have been a 24/7 caregiver for my husband (who has an inoperable brain tumour – diagnosed in 2003 and has daily seizures) since March 2011. We moved into this house in 1999. Life was great until 2003. It’s been downhill since. In my husband’s present condition, it would be too much for him if we move to a smaller house or retirement community. He’s comfortable at the moment but he worries as I have to do everything that he normally would have done. I would love to have the violet crystal bracelet.

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

Thank you Agnes for your birthday wishes! If you were to make one change to your master bedroom, I would consider color. A soft spring green would be a good color to bring rest, relaxation and to calm the brain. Also, putting some colored sheets on the bed like a yellow will chance your health and relieve stress. I like LL Beans yellow, soft, pima cotton sheets: http://tinyurl.com/jwyvu5m

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Bonnie Jackson January 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I would like to organize – downsize – donate – then switch rooms with my 36 year old handicapped son so that he has more space and the privacy of the room up stairs. I am getting to the point where I want fewer possessions that take up so much space. I always have room for a beautiful bracelet of a variety of colors. And Happy Birthday Candace. Thank you for this fun chance.

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Candace Vorhaus January 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Thank you dear friends for all your warm birthday wishes and heart felt responses! I will try try respond to each of you individually over the next week. Three more days until the drawing!!

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Judy January 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

I would love the rainbow bracelet. I am setting up my studio this spring. I realized that everything I want to change in my house is connected to another room that needs change, so I decided to start with my studio, which is the most important room to me right now.

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Karla Conford January 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Happy Birthday! I want to set up a workspace in my very small studio apartment! I love the purple bracelet!

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Lenka January 17, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Dear Candace, happy birthday! I love your bracelets. My favorite is the purple one;-). And least but not last I’d like to set up a work space in my studio apartment. I do have hard time to focus in a current settings. Thank you.

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Susan January 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

I am at the moment taking a break from repairing my hallway walls where the paint has been flaking off. I am covered in plaster dust. I would like this job to be finished and a bright welcoming space to emerge!
Happy birthday, Candace! And many beautiful returns.

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:35 am

Lol Susan! What color are you painting?

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Saba January 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm

A very Happy Birthday to you.
More than changing something in my house I would want to change something in me to get more love/ respect from people closest to me.
All the bracelets are amazing . I guess the multicolor one with your blessings would be wonderful.
Thanks.

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Janelle January 20, 2014 at 10:41 am

Happy Birthday, Candace! I’m so jealous that you have time to make these. I love the violet one. I could use a little prosperity and abundance right now.

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Candace Vorhaus January 20, 2014 at 11:36 am

Thank you Janelle!

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