Beautiful Bracelet Giveaway

I have a tendency to cover my spaces — and myself — with messages. Our mirrors and refrigerator are scrapbooks of photos, postcards, and handwritten notes to remind me of thoughts both profound and silly. My Converse are personalized with Sharpie messages, and most days, I wear a black leather cuff on right wrist that says “Never cheat. Never quit.” And then, of course, there are my tattoos. All of that stuff is intended to remind me of who I am and what’s important.

So Michelle Barnes’ bracelets from Adeline Mae Design are just the kind of thing I’d be happy to add to my (very messy) jewelry box. And the story of how Michelle and her partner (and mom) Sherri started their line is appealing, too: “After starting a fitness journey of their own they quickly realized nothing on the market was girly & delicate but could also be worn during an intense work out, it only made sense to make it themselves. This line is intended to inspire those on the same journey we are.”

Meet Michelle & Adeline Mae Design

What inspired you to start making these bracelets?
I’ve been making jewelry since I could hold a pair of pliers. I grew up in a super crafty family. My mom is a bestselling craft book author, and I’ve published several jewelry making books, too. When we both made a pretty huge commitment to a new healthy lifestyle, it wasn’t long until we started catering our designs to fit what we were living — to design something we loved and wanted to wear. I make all the bracelets by hand and the people that buy them are constantly inspiring me. I just made a custom bracelet for a loss of 110 pounds!

What’s your fitness background?
I’ve always been athletic, I was a figure skater, played softball, and ran track. Sadly, I kind of gave up in college and especially when I was pregnant with my daughter, I was overwhelmed and exhausted, and I gained 53 pounds before she was born!  So I’m basically starting from square one in the fitness department. Currently, my day consists of 45 minutes of cardio or 20 minutes of high-intensity training and lots of weight training. I’m fighting to get my body back.

Do you have a nutrition/eating philosophy or plan you follow?
I believe in using the garden to the fullest and cooking for my family as often as possible. However, I probably should admit that this philosophy was forced by my toddler… she is a strange kid! She only eats what every other kid hates. The first thing off her plate is a vegetable, and she usually hides everything else in her lap and yells “more!” She unknowingly made me start looking at our meals differently. I really do enjoy cooking, and I love being in control of the ingredients and nutrients my family is taking in. Beyond that, I eat a high protein, low carb, no sugar diet, and I do count calories.

Regardless of #3, what’s your favorite food?
Curry. Any kind, any flavor, from any part of the world. I especially love Massaman Curry and anything with coconut milk.

Anything else you want my readers to know about you?
I just started blogging about this ridiculously hard journey at Binge There Done That. I’m aiming to lose 40 pounds and need all the support I can get.

Win Two Bracelets

Michelle and I have teamed up to give a lucky winner two of her special bracelets: one that reads “Strong” and one of our Limited Edition “Well Fed” bracelets that will be available for sale soon.

How To Enter

UPDATE: We have our randomly-selected winner and she’s been notified by email. Congratulations, J! And thanks to everyone who entered. The limited edition “Well Fed” bracelet will be available on my site soon.

The Prize: two handmade bracelets from Adeline Mae Designs

To Enter:

1. Follow Michelle on Pinterest.

2. Follow me on Pinterest.

Post to comments to let me know you followed us, and you’re good to go! That’s it! So easy!

Deadline to Enter: 11:59 p.m. Central, Monday, October 22, 2012; winner will be announced Tuesday.

Why gamble on a random drawing?! Head on over to Adeline Mae Designs and buy yourself a little present right now! Her designs are beautiful and can be customized with your favorite colors — and don’t you deserve a little treat?

273 Responses to “Beautiful Bracelet Giveaway”

  1. Lisa Ellen says:

    Followed Michelle … lisa

  2. Bonnie says:

    Done and done! These bracelets are beautiful, and now I’m getting lost in both of your guys’ Pinterest boards….

  3. Stephanie Arnett says:

    I am following both of you on pinterest. :-)

  4. Lisa Ellen says:

    Following Melissa … lisa

  5. Marci H says:

    Following both on Pinterest.

  6. Erin says:

    Following you both! Love these bracelets! :)

  7. Caitlin C. says:

    Following both! (CaitConk on pinterest)

  8. Nicole says:

    Following both of you!

  9. Nikol says:

    Following you both! :)

  10. Gretchen Bender says:

    Following you girls! Thanks!!

  11. Tracey says:

    following both of you!!! :)

  12. Tiffany Lockhart says:

    I am following both of you lovely ladies on pinterest!

  13. Emily S says:

    Followed! Love the bracelets and the message!

  14. Kandyce says:

    I love these bracelets and the meaning on them. Perfect for my first marathon in November

  15. Melissa says:

    Following both and luv the bracelets!

  16. Rebecca says:

    This is my first time on Pinterest, so I hope I did this right! I’m logged in with my FB account (Rebecca Whitlock). I love the look of these bracelets! I don’t generally wear bracelets because they’re usually bulky or too loose and interfere with my typing (computer geek all day), but these look like they’ll be comfortable, quiet and stylish! Hope I win! ;o)

  17. Jenn says:

    followed both! Thanks!

  18. Sam says:

    Following both of y’all!

  19. Cindy says:

    DONE!! Following both of you!! Thanks for the opportunity, the bracelets are great!! :)

  20. Jen Coen says:

    I am following both of you on Pinterest!! WooHoo!!!

  21. Cheri Poulin says:

    I love the bracelets and already love your pins!

  22. Sally says:

    Followed you both. those bracelets are beautiful!

  23. Hi! I followed you both! Also, since I have not commented yet, I just want to say, I have 6 days left of my Whole30 and I have lived out of Well Fed. LOVE this book and have recommended it to so many people. Thank you!

    Michelle, love your bracelets, simple and beautiful!

  24. Lindsay E says:

    Following both. Thank you!

  25. Grace Lin says:

    followed both on Pinterest

  26. Christine says:

    Easy breezy! And I’m loving all of your Pinterest boards!

  27. Heather says:

    Love the bracelets and following you both! :)

  28. Teresa Goller says:

    Following both on pinterest!

  29. Joanna Leasure says:

    I am following you both! Hope I win!!!

  30. Libby says:

    Following both of you! These are awesome!

  31. Andrea says:

    I’m not sure if it’s one email per follow so I’m opting for two…sorry if it’s a duplicate.
    Following Michelle on Pinterest.

  32. Michelle says:

    followed both = love the braclets !!

  33. AKM says:

    Following you both on Pinterest ( Bracelets are my favorite jewelry, so I’d love to win! And now I’m off to the website to shop…

  34. Andrea says:

    following you on Pinterest.

  35. Jaclyn says:

    Following both of you on Pinterest (not that I don’t already spend too much time perusing other people’s pins…).

    And I just have to add that I am planning to get some extra copies of Well Fed as Christmas gifts this year (we LOVE ours!), and I’m definitely going to check out those bracelets, too!

  36. Kristi L says:

    And I think you are pretty awesome!

  37. Debbie says:

    Love those! Following you both now.

  38. Ashley Hayes says:

    Following both of you on Pinterest… I think. I’m new to Pinterest!

  39. Lori Davis says:

    Followed both!

  40. Alyssa says:

    Done and done!!

  41. Elizabeth says:

    Following both of you! Great giveaway :)

  42. Darbi says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  43. Lori Davis says:

    Following both of you!

  44. Deanna says:


  45. Kelly says:

    I did it! Followed you both! (surprised I wasn’t already following you!)

  46. Ann Ketz says:

    Done – thanks!

  47. Megan B says:

    Followed you both! Would love to win these – so pretty. :)

  48. J says:

    Following you both, now.

    What loveliness.


  49. Angi says:

    following you both :)

  50. Sabrina says:

    Both are followed. I’m just starting this journey so looking forward to reading Binge there done that.

  51. Amanda says:

    I am following you both

  52. Julie says:

    Following you both! :)

  53. Melanie says:

    Easy Breezy Covergirl….followed you both!! Adorable bracelets!!

  54. Michele Johnson says:

    Following you both now!

  55. Lauren says:

    Following both of you!
    As if I needed to fuel my Pinterest and Clothes Make the Girl website addiction even more. =)

  56. Karina says:

    Following you both. These bracelets are fantastic!!

  57. eknola says:

    Finally back after following you both and checking out it out.

  58. Mona Alaudhi says:

    Done :)

  59. Ashton says:

    Done and done!

    I currently wear a bracelet sort of like this 24/7 (even through crossfit) – it’s a sideways cross on a black cord – so I know how awesome this kind of jewelry is. Plus, word jewelry is my favorite…so this looks like the perfect combo!

  60. EmJay says:

    Followed you both. I might not be able to wait for the contest. Headed over to Michelle’s shop now.

  61. Jo says:

    Followed you both! Heading over to her website now to browse her designs!

  62. Kerri says:

    Following Michelle via inthemixcupcakes.

  63. Darris says:

    Ok Chicky’s I’m now following both of you tough chicks on Pinterest! I would really LOVE to win a bracket. Lord knows I need some inspiration right now. Please pick me!!! :-)

  64. How special! Following you both.

  65. Darris says:

    Dang it! **bracelet**

  66. Barb says:

    Following you on Pinterest!

  67. Annie B says:

    Done and Done – cannot believe I hadn’t followed you on Pinterest yet!

  68. Dani says:

    I follow you both now!! Amazing bracelets! Love them!

  69. Lisa says:

    Done! I’m following you both. I’m specially glad to follow you on Pinterest :)

  70. Callista says:

    Followed! I don’t usually wear jewelry, but this looks like it would really help me.

  71. Michelle Riley says:

    Done. So glad to be able to follow you on Pinterest. Love your recipes and just your attitude in general.

  72. Becky says:

    Following both! Thank you for Well Fed! I am 45 days into eating Paleo and your book is awesome and a huge resource!

  73. Jennifer says:

    These are going on my Christmas wish-list on my own Pinterest! :)

    Following you both from @winetoweights

  74. Delee says:

    Following both of you!!!!

  75. Denyne says:

    Following both. Love the bracelets.

  76. Followed both of you! The bracelets are beautiful!

  77. Robin says:

    Followed you both! I think celebrating major milestones with a bracelet, like the person who lost 110 pounds, is a fabulous idea!

  78. Stephanie Cowart says:

    Followed both on Pinterest. Gorgeous bracelets!

  79. Debbie says:

    Followed you both! :) Already follow her mom Sherri!

  80. Angela says:

    Followed you both! Beautiful bracelets. I’m adding one (or more) to my Christmas wishlist!

  81. Julie says:

    Followed both of you!

  82. Valerie B. says:

    Following you both. These bracelets are AWESOME! :)

  83. Lisa says:

    Followed you both! Love the bracelets.

  84. Heather says:

    Following you both!! Love Michelle’s work!

  85. Susan says:

    I’m following both now, I hope I win!

  86. Jennifer says:

    Done and done! :)

  87. Carleen says:

    :) Done&Done :)

  88. Amy says:

    Done…consider both of you followed!

  89. Lesley Zimmerman says:

    Followed & Followed!

  90. Bobbi says:

    Following both of you on pinterest.

  91. Heidi says:

    following both! =)

  92. Nicole says:

    following both! :)

  93. Jenn says:

    I gosh-darn done did it! 😀

  94. Tami Wysocki-Niimi says:

    I’m afollowin’ you both on pinterest! Pick me! Pick me! :)

  95. Barb says:

    Following Michelle on Pinterest too!

  96. Amy S. says:

    Now following both on Pinterest. Great boards!

  97. Kris says:

    Following both! :-)

  98. Samantha says:

    Done and done! Beautiful!

  99. ~Cherish~ says:

    I follow both of you on Pinterest :)

  100. Tricia says:

    Followed both of you. Lovely bracelets – off to check out the site in case I don’t win!

  101. Megan says:


  102. Cate B says:

    done and done =)

  103. Kari says:

    I’m following! (pick me:)

  104. Gretchen Power says:

    Following Both!

  105. Following you both! These bracelets are great!

  106. Anna says:

    Done! Love these bracelets!

  107. Shelley says:

    Followed you both on Pinterest. I’m thinking these bracelets will solve all my Xmas gift-giving problems. Yay!

  108. erin pug says:

    Following Michelle on Pinterest!

  109. erin pug says:

    Following you on Pinterest..yay!

  110. Justine says:

    Hi There!

    I’ve begun following both you ladies.

    Thanks! :)

  111. April says:

    Followed! So excited for this! :) Thanks!

  112. Amy Ayers says:

    Following both! Can’t believe that I wasn’t already.

  113. Lindsey says:

    Followed! Very inspiring! I love that not only these women inspiring themselves but wanting to spread inspirations to others. Women rock.

  114. LB says:

    done! followed you both! :-)

  115. Elaine says:

    Following Michelle on Pinterest.

  116. Elaine says:

    Following Melissa on Pinterest. Got them both. :)

  117. Katherine says:

    Now following both.

  118. Jo Anna says:

    Followed both! Love these!

  119. Raquel says:

    Following both of you! Thank you!

  120. KC S. says:

    Followed you both!

  121. vicki says:

    Done. Done. And placing an order. : )

  122. Stacy P says:

    Following you both!
    Love the bracelets!

  123. Katie says:

    Following you both.
    I can tell it’s gonna be a late night tonight getting lost in pinterest! Can’t wait :)

  124. Barb says:

    Following you both on Pinterest! Love the bracelets! :)

  125. Lisa says:

    Following you both!!

  126. shannon k. says:

    Following both of you!

  127. Jessica says:

    Done! I love these bracelets! And also love to find new pinterest boards to stalk…err, um…I mean follow. This is a win win for me.

  128. Sharon Walsh says:

    I followed the two people on Pinerest.

  129. Karissa says:

    Following you! Actually, I have been avoiding Pinterest because I think I’m going to drop into its abyss and never surface again – in a good way, of course, for my mind, body and soul, but NOT in a good way for my time management! Anyway – I JUST joined a few minutes ago and followed you – thanks for the push over the ledge!

  130. Mandy says:

    I followed you both and would LOVE to win these adorables.

  131. elaine! says:

    How was I not following you before??? I am now!

  132. Kylee says:

    Followed both of you!

  133. Niki Bourque says:

    Followed you both!

  134. Glenda says:

    Following both of you!!!

  135. Jan says:

    Following! :)

  136. Adrianne C says:

    I followed Michelle on Pinterest.

  137. Adrianne C says:

    I followed you on Pinterest and can’t believe I wasn’t before now!

  138. Thanks for making it so easy! I love the bracelets and Pinterest!

  139. Theresa says:

    Done and done!

  140. Karrie says:

    Followed both of ya’ll on Pinterest.

  141. Ronda says:

    Following both! Love the bracelets!

  142. Rebecca says:

    I just followed you on Pinterest!

  143. Rebecca says:

    Now following Michelle!

  144. Ali says:

    Following you both- love the bracelets!

  145. Nicole H says:

    following you both on Pinterest! Thank you!

  146. Kate says:

    DONE! And now getting ready to get lost in both of your pins!!!

  147. Kel says:

    Consider yourselves followed!

  148. Shannon says:


    In love with the “Never cheat. Never quit.” quote.

  149. Hannah says:

    Following both Michelle and Melissa on Pinterest! Bracelets on beautiful!

  150. Brenda says:


  151. Jenny says:

    I am now following you both on pinterest!

  152. What a great giveaway! Following both of you :)

  153. Kristin says:

    Following you both on pinterest…

  154. Alisa says:

    Following!! Excited!

  155. Dawn says:

    Just started following you both!

  156. Jessica R. says:

    Following both!

  157. Shara says:

    Following you both on Pinterest!

  158. Ann K Flynn says:

    Hey there! I followed you both! Looking forward to some rocking new jewelry. It’s beautiful and lithe! Just like me.

  159. I’m following you both now! I’m new to Pinterest, so free drawing aside, I’m thrilled to follow you on here. Miss seeing you at the gym, Melissa. 😉

  160. Libbi says:

    Following you both on Pinterest. Those bracelets are so awesome!

  161. Kristi says:

    Following you both on Pinterest.

    much love,


  162. Rachael says:

    Follow you both! Love the bracelets :)

  163. Paula says:

    Pinned and pinned. Love Well Fed!

  164. Laura says:

    Done, those are cute!!

  165. Amy D says:

    Followed. <3

  166. Susan says:

    Following you on Pinterest — why hadn’t I thought of that before?

  167. Cristi says:

    Both are followed. Love your recipes! I started a nutrition challenge at my CrossFit gym 39 days ago and bought Well Fed after trying some recipes from your website. Loved everything I’ve tried! They’ve even been a hit with the non-Paleo peeps I’ve cooked for. I’ve really needed your prep tricks for time management also. Thank you!

  168. Jodi king says:

    How could I have NOT already be following you on pintrest….. Well I am new to it. But I am following you now,both of you! I love having inspiring words around me as well. I have” believe”around my steering wheel to read as I was driving to training for a marathon.

  169. Sara says:

    Following both on Pinterest! :)

  170. Elizabeth says:

    Done and done. Love those bracelets!

  171. Kathy says:

    Following both!
    LOVE these! (as well as Well Fed!)

  172. Dana says:

    how awesome are those bracelets!
    following both of you lovely ladies on the pin! yesss! happy day

  173. Amy in Austin says:

    Done and done. These are beautiful!

  174. Sara says:

    Following you both on Pinterest!

  175. Victoria says:

    Yep! Following both of you. Really awesome…!

  176. Monica says:

    Done. Thanks!

  177. Mandy says:

    Thank you for all you do. :) Love reading this blog every morning. Followed both of you on pinterest!

  178. Kai Bumpus says:

    Done and done! I have special woman who defineitely deserves the
    Bling and the message… Beautiful work!

  179. Katee L. says:

    Done and Done! Thank you for the chance to win some amazing jewelry!

  180. Marcelle says:

    Followed both. I love how simple these bracelets are!

  181. Shannon B says:

    Following Michelle! Awesomely beautiful bracelets. =)

  182. Shannon B says:

    Following you on pinterest, too. I love your book and blog. Thanks for hosting such a cool giveaway!

  183. Hilary says:

    Following you both!!

  184. Jill R says:

    Done and done. More Pinterest, feed the beast!

  185. Noel says:

    Following you both on Pinterest. These bracelets are awesome!

  186. adina j says:

    lol… just created a pinterest account and had to look up how to follow 😀 Now I’m sure I’ll have a new addiction once I figure out pinterest.

  187. Lauren says:

    Followed both of you on Pinterest. :)

  188. Mabel says:

    Following you both now, I can’t believe I hadn’t been following you before.

  189. barb says:

    Already following Mel, now follow Michelle!

  190. Danielle says:

    Following you both :)

  191. Lady Hawk says:

    YAY for bracelets! Following the double M’s!

  192. Jamie says:

    Done! Love it!

  193. Walker says:

    Following you both, love the bracelets!

    To anyone who didn’t immediately click over and start Michelle’s blog…DO IT! In only a few posts she has already made my heart break and made me laugh, I’m honored she’s sharing her journey.

    • Michelle says:

      thank you for writing this :) I intended to have a weight loss blog and to be well on my way to my goal but life is handing me a bunch of other trials instead, it means a lot that people are caring to read it. such a sweet comment, thank you thank you.

  194. Hi! I’m following you both an I have liked your facebook page as well. I even shared this on my facebook page



  195. Karen Bellinfante says:

    I am following you both on pinterest.

  196. You should sell them on the site. They will fly

  197. Erin R says:

    Just found your website. I’m also now following you both on pinterest.

  198. Michelle says:

    Pick me pick me!

  199. Torea Rodriguez says:

    done, and done :)

  200. Tanya Jay says:

    Love these!! Following both of you.
    Also wondered if you announced the winners of the last contest? :)

  201. RBL says:

    Following both… Love the recipes, the bracelets, the books, the rants and raves, the stories, the inspiration. Thanks.

  202. Lynne Little says:

    First time on your blog/site…love the bracelets and found many interesting and ah-ha moments…Thanks!

  203. geri0969 says:

    I’ve followed you both on Pinterest! :)

  204. Cynthia says:

    Following both! Love your blog and cookbook – thanks for all your inspiring work!

  205. Marlena says:

    I followed you both! 😀

  206. debski says:

    Following you both on Pinterest! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! My husband and I have been making everything in Well Fed and LOVE IT! I have 3 more copies on the way to give as gifts and I am planning on catering my graduation party from law school with recipes from Well Fed! I cannot wait for Well Fed 2!

  207. Diane says:

    Following both on Pinterest. Thank you for everything. Love your book and your blog.

  208. Emily says:

    Followed, and followed! Beautiful!

  209. Peach says:

    Following both of you on Pinterest! You’ve inspired me to start my own Whole30 – day 3 and going strong. Bought Well Fed to help me out and can’t wait to see what happens. Thank you! ~Peach

  210. Diana says:

    Now following both of you :)

  211. Alisha R. says:

    Followed you both on pintrest!

  212. Katie Russell says:

    Followed and followed!

  213. AmyD says:

    Hi, I’m following both of you on pinterest. Thanks, Amy

  214. jennifer says:

    followed on pinterest! love u and ur blog! 😉

  215. Sterling says:

    Following!! Those bracelets are amaze-balls!

  216. Kyla H. says:

    I follow both on Pinterest :)

  217. Beverley Brauer says:

    Following both ! I love the paleo food ideas you have -fantastic

  218. Michelle says:

    Following both from New Zealand :)

  219. Elf says:

    Well, was just checking your website for pinterest link after buying Well Fed so 😀 both of you followed on pinterest!

  220. Danielle C says:

    Following you both on Pinterest! Thanks for the opportunity!

  221. Jessica says:

    I am now following both of you on Pinterest!

  222. Wendy Thurston says:

    Found you on Pinterest

  223. Amanda says:

    Followed you both on Pinterest

  224. RaeAnn says:

    Following both of you on pinterest…the bracelets for really nice.

  225. KLNobles says:

    Following both of you on Pinterest. Looking for some great ideas and great recipes there!

  226. Followed both of you on Pinterest. What a great giveaway!

  227. Followed both of you on Pinterest. What a great giveaway!

  228. Kristen says:

    Followed x 2.

  229. Jeanye says:

    I’m following, too! Pick me, pick me!

  230. Becky K says:

    Followed x2!

  231. Krasi says:

    following you both :)
    I didn’t know you’ve pinterest till today, thank you both for the awesome giveaway

  232. deb says:

    Following you both! Heading to the website too! Love the arm candy!

  233. Michelle M says:

    Awesome bracelets! Followed both of you.

  234. Deanna says:

    Following both on pinterest! I always love new ideas for inspiration!

  235. Hope says:

    Done! Thanks! LOVE the bracelets!

  236. aprilday says:

    I followed both! And now I’m not going to get anything else done today :)

  237. Amy says:

    Following both of you!

  238. Amanda says:

    Following both of you on Pinterest!!!!

  239. Judy says:

    followed and followed!
    …and I’m certainly enjoying poking around your site after following a link from nom nom paleo :)

  240. Laura Fleischmann says:

    Followed you both. Gorgeous!!

  241. Erin says:

    Following and love your bracelets!

  242. Lori HN says:

    Following both – *fingers crossed*

  243. Corie says:

    Happily following!

  244. Gabbi Rodriguez says:

    Following both now! :)

  245. Erin B says:

    Done and done!

  246. Kacie says:


  247. liz says:

    Following both you guys! Love the bracelets, great giveaway!

  248. Azucena N says:

    Following you both! Having fun looking at all the different pins :) Love the bracelets!!

  249. Sara says:

    Following both of you!

  250. Shawn says:

    I did it all. Love the story behind the bracelets.

  251. Kelly ring says:

    Followed you both!!!

  252. Reneekosowan says:

    Following you both and eating Chocolate Chili right now

  253. Mama Ruth says:

    following you both and love the bracelets! could it be possible that the last comment is the best? lets hope…

  254. Swedetess says:

    Hey! Im on day 25 on my very first Whole30, and your recepies has totally saved me a couple of times! Silly me, I missed the last entry for the drawing :( But thanks for my new discovery of Pinterest :) Plus, I absolutely LOVE the well fed bracelet, is there any way to purchase it? Cant find it on Adeline’s website :/

  255. Swedetess says:


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