Besotted Brand $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

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Every year it seems the holidays come sooner and sooner. We will now forever mark the beginning of the holiday season with my daughter E.’s birthday and go full tilt into our merry & bright from there. It’s super important to me that her birthday doesn’t get lost amongst the holiday stupor as so many of my November birthday friends have lamented to me. To help celebrate E.’s birthday and to get you ready for the yuletide season we would love to do a giveaway to help you make a dent in your gift list or help add to your seasonal craft arsenal, or whatever you want to do with a $100 USD Besotted Brand gift certificate!

As always when we do our bestowals (as we like to call our giveaway’s) we will pose a question and have you answer in the comments, we will choose one winner by Tuesday, November 24, 2014.

I mentioned that E. has what seems to be an innate sense of humor…

What quality do you think you were born with? or What quality have you had since you were a kid?

We can’t wait to hear your answers! If you don’t feel you have a special quality, don’t fret, pin the image or tweet the link to this post and you will be entered. Good luck!

photo by tristan b.

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. She lives in sunny Seattle with her handsome husband, wonderful baby girl and two pups. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

43 thoughts on “Besotted Brand $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

  1. What an exciting giveaway! I think that quality must be an urge for justice, since I was a child… That everyone is equal and deserves justice even if sometimes it sounds a bit hard. Hope that counts! :)

  2. Wonderful giveaway for a lucky winner! I think the quality I’ve had most or, at the very least, had since I was a child is a love for stories. I hope that counts as a quality! But ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always desired to know the story behind how a person got to where he or she is. I’m fascinated by the paths of people’s life that makes each of us meaningful in unique ways.

  3. I was born with curiosity and as a child I was compassionate thanks to the upbringing and stories from my grandmother who escaped a war torn country.

  4. I have always tried to make people laugh. It’s the way I endear myself to new people, reconnect with old friends, or just relate to current ones. Growing up, I was always dancing or making goofy faces at my dad, and once I learned sarcasm, there was no turning back.

    Excited for this giveaway!

  5. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a SoulScribbler, a storyteller at heart who is intrigued with people and their journeys, and who needs creativity like one needs to breathe. Listening to the stories of my formidable, brave & humorous grandmother who survived war and heartache, perusing the books of my father’s bookshelves who was a lover of history and literature and watching my mother create magic with her skillfully talented hands, how could I not grow up as a lover of words, both for their meaning and for the physical typography that created them. I was always and am a SoulScribbler and I find beauty in the broken places.

  6. I had a friend tell me once, she realized the thing she liked about me most was that I was happy to just be .After she told me that, I realized that I am.I hope that is enough of an explanation.

  7. Loyalty. I’m not sure if I was born with it or learned it along the way. But definitely the people I love in this world, I am fiercely loyal to. Love reading people’s responses here!

  8. Oooh Happy Holidays, indeed! This is a fun kick off! I think I was born with an ease to smile and laugh; it’s not that I’m always smiling/laughing, but people sure don’t have to work hard to get it out of me. :) Have a lovely day and happy birthday to your little one.

  9. I’ve always thought I was a born procrastinator since I was born 11 days late. I tend to procrastinate most things in my life now which is a constant battle with my little business and the need to keep all of that on track.

  10. Ever since I was a very little kid, I hated to be late. I remember my parents were late getting me to school one day and I freaked the heck out b/c just the idea of being late was so stressful for me. So I’ll say promptness.

  11. I was born with a very keen sense of empathy and very easily read and interpret the emotions and feelings of those around me. It can be double-edged, in a way, because this makes me a bit of a people pleaser as well and the disapproval of someone I respect can feel absolutely devastating. However, it means that the friendships and relationships that I make tend to be intense, strong, and very long-lasting, and I often find myself acting as the shoulder to cry on and the helping hand, which I love to be.

  12. My mom likes to tell a story about how when I was about toddler age I would prepare to crawl down the stairs by going backwards starting from about 2 feet away from where the stairs actually began. So possibly caution was a quality I was born with!

  13. The quality I think I was born with is resiliency. I am not a fan of change at all and prefer tried and true to crazy newness (something I should work on I guess). Despite not liking change I survive it well, at work, in my family, in my own self. Is it possible to have a trait that you are good at even if you don’t like it (but are glad that it serves you well)? Good luck to everyone!

  14. The quality I was born with is the ability to listen without condemning someone to hell. That’s rare where I’m from.

  15. I think my innate quality is resourcefulness and persuasiveness. A story my mom always tells at family gatherings is about when I was very young–toddler. My cousin received a teal blue stick horse that had awesome yarn hair and sewn on eyes and features. I thought it was super cool, but alas, my cousin would not let me play with it. So I went and got a broom, brown paper bag, sharpie, and made a stick horse for myself. I made it look really neat and played with it as if it was incredibly better than the teal blue professionally made stick horse. I was able to easily convince my cousin that my stick horse was infinitely better than hers and we traded. :) That is until our parents made us trade back…but even then, she still thought she had the better deal with my broom stick horse.

  16. I was born with a full head of red hair, which along the way turned to strawberry blonde and then pretty much just blonde. I think I was born with the ability to weather change, whatever that change might be from hair color to tragic loss. And I’d add that creativity has played a huge part in getting me through some of those changes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. The gift I was blessed with at birth is the gift a believing heart. This blessing not only applies to the belief that this Baby Miracle whose life we celebrate this holiday season is my Savior, but also inspired me to believe in others and more importantly myself. A simple, humble quality with such power as it has endeared me to stand firm in the face of disappointment and JUST BELIEVE. Happy Thanksgiving and Blessings!

  18. I am extremely stubborn which has allowed me to perservere. When I get it in my head that I want something or want to do something I will do whatever I can to achieve that. It ensures I never give up on myself or my dreams! I take my stubborn nature and try to make it something positive in my life.

  19. I would say I’ve always been a great observer. I love to sit and observe and listen. I wish I would have embraced that more growing up. Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. My love for words has been around as long as anyone can remember! I learned to read soon after my third birthday. Started a library lending system for all the farm workers children at age 5, & always always have a book on the go. Stories are so powerful – and somehow I always knew :)

  21. I think I was born with a strong sense of responsibility, even more than can be attributed to my being the first born. Thanks for the give away.

  22. I admire your work, so it is an awesome giveaway for me :) I think I was born with passion for music and arts in general, since I remember I always said I wanted to be an artist, specially a singer.

  23. My mother would say I was born nosey but I like to think of it as curious, I’m curious about everything and hope I always will be! Thanks for the awesome giveaway Tristan and happy birthday to baby E!

  24. Quick wit! Even as a kid I’d pop off with a quick, funny response (according to my parents) and send everyone into fits of laughter. Because of that, I’ve always been able to find the humor in even the worst of situations!

  25. I’m pretty confident I was born with style. as in ‘I don’t care what you think about what I’m wearing’ or ‘these two things go together because I think they go together’ or ‘yesterday I channeled Mary Kate and/or Ashley Olsen and today I’m channeling Doris Day’. I’m comfortable in many skins and love the idea that there are no rules. I’m hoping I passed on that gene to my girls.

  26. What a great question! It’s so fun to read all the comments. I have always been a “what you see is what you get” person. I’ve never been into the pretenses and games that so many kids, and adults, get caught up in. I’m just me.

  27. When I was little, one of my mom’s co-workers sat down and talked to me for a bit while I was at work one day…and she came back to my mom saying “She’s 4 going on 40!” I think I was born with an old soul, and a bit of extra wisdom.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  28. I was born with an acute sense of intuition, I didn’t recognize it until I married and my husband now respects this part of me dearly!

  29. My mom always said my patience was an absolute quality I have had since I was little and still have to this day. What an awesome giveaway! Happy Birthday E!!!

  30. I was born predisposed to smiling. I smile all the time, even at times when I’m in a rut a smile can often slip out. My entire life I have received comments from friends, family and acquaintances “Are you ever not smiling?” “Can you not smile for more than 5 seconds?” I’m thankful to be born with such a smiley disposition. Thanks for the updates and pics of E. She’s absolutely gorgeous and seeing her grow is so fun!

  31. creativity and seeing the world in black and white, right and wrong (kind of an interesting mix!). I’m ALWAYS making things, always thinking, and have super strong opinions about things …my husband is a super patient man!

  32. Helllo Tristan, what a great giveaway! Let’s see a trait… I would say creative? I’m always thinking of new new or unexpected ways to make something or cook a new dish. I can’t follow recipes to the “t”.


  33. At the risk of sounding like a modern day cliche, I think I was born to work with my hands. My father is a TV-repairman turned mechanic, and my mother a seamstress. Even being reared by computers and the Internet, studying digital design, and the like, I’ve managed to stumble into a life where I depend solely on my hands and fingers.

  34. Great giveaway! I’ve got a 2-fer: First, I’m the “where is it?” girl. I always seem to know where things are hiding. And second, a big laugh – you’ll know where I am because I laugh with all of my heart.

  35. Hello Tristan! First off, Happy Birthday to your precious daughter! And thank you for offering this awesome giveaway. My quality is creativity and the desire to create – ever since I was a small child, I wanted to be an artist or a writer. Life led me on another path and in my day job I don’t get to do much creative stuff in the course of a workday, but I’ve always loved making cards and sending them to friends for special occasions (especially love working with rubber stamps), working on projects like scrapbooks and photo albums, and in the past year took up calligraphy thanks to this blog! So I am very excited about this giveaway. :) Happy holiday season!!!

  36. Thank you for the lovely giveaway! The trait I was born with was Perseverance.
    It’s not in my nature to give up, my mother was the same way, as was my maternal grandmother.
    Thank you again!

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