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If you’re feeling sinister…

Posted by Kate on September 27 at 12:04 pm

Truth Time

Halloween is not my favorite holiday. I liked it alright as a child, but I was clearly just in it for the excitement of being allowed to stay up after sundown and collecting FREE Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Now that I can stay up as long as I want any day of the week and I can buy those little magical PB cups during my weekly grocery trips… the holiday has lost some allure for me. But the rest of the Lima Team seems to like the theme quite a bit and I’ve been told I better gear up for something called “Scream Week” (coming soon). I can get pretty jumpy around haunted houses, cemeteries, dark basements… so Scream Week is making me nervous!!

Scary Movies

As you probably can guess after that paragraph, I do not care for scary movies much either. I’ve always considered this a consequence of getting very wrapped up in the story the filmmaker is trying to tell, and when you mix suspenseful scenes with suspenseful music, I’m definitely going to jump a mile when the surprise comes! I know that’s what the filmmaker intends, but I like popcorn too much to keep spilling it all over my couch! However, I can get on board with at least one Halloween-themed movie. My favorite is Hocus Pocus. Bette Midler? Love it. Sarah Jessica Parker in her early days? Refreshing. Talking cat? Wonderful. Set in historical Salem, Massachusetts? Count me in for a nostalgic 90-minute trip to Spookytown. But when it comes down to it, I’m sure I only like the movie because there is some Disney-like musical numbers, including a great rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “I Put A Spell On You.”


Scary Beads and Charms

If You're Feeling Sinister Fresh Pick

Click here to see Kate's Fresh Pick

While I’m not always on board for the jump-out-at-you scary, I can appreciate a spooky mood. I created this little Fresh Pick to kick off the “Halloween shopping season.” I like the deep reds and blacks paired with a little hint of lighter blue and white hues– the lighter colors remind us that there is good out there, even in the midst of threatening wickedness. [insert count dracula laugh here]. This fresh pick is intended to inspire you all to start thinkin’ spooky in preparation for Scream Week 2012! Word on the street is that the residents in your favorite trick-or-treating neighborhood have been stocking up. Here are some spooky beads and charms to whet your appetite. Stay tuned!

Guess the Beads Winners Announced…

Posted by Matt on September 14 at 10:35 am

We have our winners for the How Many Beads in the Jar? contest! R Rushka has just won all of the beads in the jar! We didn’t realize it when she first added her comment, but her guess of 1534 was exactly right!

The winner of the $25 Gift Certificate is SCW Designs with 1531! Just over an hour and a half after we posted the contest, I thought for sure her guess would last through the weekend and that she would be the winner of the beads on Monday.

We’re hoping to do more contests in the future, so stay tuned to the blog and our email newsletter for announcements. Thanks so much to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners.

How Many Beads in the Jar?

Posted by Matt on September 13 at 12:01 pm

If you guess exactly how many beads are in the jar, we’ll give you the entire contents of the jar!


The rules are simple:

  • You have until 12pm Eastern Time on Monday, September 17th, 2012 to make your guess(es).
  • Guesses can only be submitted in the comments of this post.
  • The winner will be the closest guess (without going over).
  • If there’s a tie, the earliest entry will be the winner.
  • You can guess up to once per day. At the end of the contest, only your most recent guess will be considered.

The Prize

The winner will receive the entire contents of the jar. There’s no way of knowing the exact dollar value, but guesses around the office have been between $200-$350! Just look at the photo and you’ll see just how much cool stuff is in there! There are agate slabs, pearls, crystal, coral roses, cubic zirconia, lapis, pyrite, fire agate, and much, much more. The winner will also be announced here on our blog by the end of the day on Monday, September 17th.

Also, the first person to guess within 25 beads of the actual amount (either over or under) will receive a $25 gift certificate, so hurry and start guessing, but remember — you only get 1 guess per day!

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