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It's day 5 of my birthday celebration giveaway and today I have a a Lilac Pendant for one lucky winner!

These pendants hold special meaning for me. Whenever I smell lilacs I'm instantly transported back to my childhood home.  Our backyard was surrounded by lilac bushes that were as tall as trees.  In the late spring/early summer when I'd wake up in the morning, the air was always heavy with their fragrance. 

If we were lucky that morning, my sweet great-grandmother - who was our next door neighbor, would come across the yard bearing a little gift wrapped in tin foil.  Sometimes it was homemade blueberry muffins, other times banana or zucchini bread. Zucchini bread with a little pat of butter and a cup of tea - favorite breakfast ever!

Both of those memories are tied together whenever I see lilacs.  I need to plant a bush or two in my yard! 

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus

This sums up life here in South Haven.  Even though it's my hometown and I grew up here, it's not the same town and I'm not the same person.  I can even walk the the halls of my high school without wanting to scream, running out the doors!

Thank you for all your sweet comments over the last few days, I have been reading each one. It's so nice to have your encouragement, and to read your stories and sweet birthday wishes.  I have read each one and thank you!

Okay - today you have to work just a wee bit for this pendant.

1. Head over to my Floral Bead section and Pin or share your favorite on Facebook or twitter. 

2. After you do that leave a comment to let me know what is your favorite floral themed Humblebead! 

On August 11th one random winner will be picked to receive a Lilac Pendant.

(Please don't leave an anonymous comment - I need to be able to contact if you win!)