Friday, March 26, 2010

I Heart You

The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for all of your comments!

First, I wanted to thank all of you for the sweet comments about my mom's birthday. We had a lovely time and she mentioned how sweet all of your comments were.

When I started Adventures in Love & Happiness I was feeling a little lonely, I wanted an outlet for some creativity and I was looking for a community. Two hundred and twenty two days later I look forward to sharing our life with you every day. I love the community that I am a part of and I feel so incredibly blessed to have over 100 followers.
I remember when I got my first follower, I'm pretty sure I screamed, did a happy dance around the living room and texted Jus. Now there are over 100 of you and that is really freaking awesome.
To celebrate this occasion the wonderful Brandy from Forevermore Creations has offered one of her gorgeous pieces for one of my gorgeous readers!

If Forevermore Creations isn't on your radar yet check it out. Brandy mixes mod, vintage, traditional, custom, and many other styles to hand make jewellery that is a little eclectic and a lot adorable.

Brandy offered me the opportunity to choose which piece to giveaway but I couldn't, all of her pieces are as beautiful and unique as all of you are and it is such a tough decision for me!

So here's the skinny on how to enter this little giveaway:

1. Be a follower (new or old I love you all!)
2. Check out Brandy's shop, Forevermore Creations, and report back with which $20 or less item you would like to add to your wardrobe
3. Smile at a stranger today

Want an extra entry (or two)?
Tweet or Blog about this giveaway or the Brown Paper Packages gift exchange

You have until March 31 to sign up for the giveaway!

PS You still have plenty of time to sign up for the Brown Paper Packages gift exchange so if you haven't what are you waiting for?

PPS Happy Weekend, Darlings!

42 comments:

Jenna said...

OMG! I am in love with all the rose rings and I can't decide which color I like best. I am also fond of absolutely everything with a cute little owl and also the dandollion ring. Hmmm. Choices. I can see why you had a tough time choosing!

Kristyn said...

I love the peach rose ring !!!!! It is adorable! :)

Ulrika said...

Love all the jewelelry, but I think i love Wee little owls in silver the most! xxx

outtahr01 said...

Her jewelry is amazing! I am in love with all of it, but really love the Tranquil Flight necklace. Gorgeous!

I Love You More Than... said...

Her jewelry is stunning. I think the Bird and Branch -- A Mod Sparrow Lariat Necklace in Silver is my favorite! Hope you're having a great day.

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

Okay, I seriously don't know how I wasn't "officially" following your blog before, but now I am! My favorite items are:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39961116

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36637867

Sarah said...

new follower :) j'adore the flying free necklace...but you're right so hard to choose....she has some great pieces!

Bethany said...

She does have a lot of really cute stuff but I LOVE the In Bloom Ring -- Design Your Own Chrysanthemum Filigree Ring. Color: Mixed Blue on a dark antiqued brass setting. So Happy you reached 100, I know how big that is for you :)

Jessica said...

I just became a follower! Thanks for the giveaway

Jessica said...

I blogged about the gift exchange too: http://jessicandesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/brown-paper-packages-gift-exchange.html

If I won I would pick the in bloom ring: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42780960

How cute is that?

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the peacock vintage locket necklace! How pretty! I'm about to tweet about your giveaway so I can enter again!

Elizabeth said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway here!:

http://twitter.com/elizabethshelby/status/11094694673

Still love the Peacock locket!
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Nina said...

Oh my gosh it's so hard to pick just one item i want! I think it would have to be Leafy Branches, though. It's so beautiful!

Kristen said...

I am a follower :-)

I love the branch necklace in silver!

uglygirl said...

Silver Lining cloud earrings! They are kawaii and would look good with my cloud necklace, cloud dress or cloud cardigan (but probably not all at once, for fear of appearing "costumey").

I smiled at an orderly at work today who commented, "Hello Happy! It is good to be happy." (By the way, I only just read this post and the earlier smiling was coincidental. That is lucky because it is 11.59pm here and there is no one to smile at unless I go smile in a mirror.) Anyway, the reason I was smiling was because I'd just seen one of my patients being wheeled away from the ward to the hospital exit because she was better and was going home!

uglygirl said...

Oops, I forgot to say congratulations on your Follower milestone! Also, I am a follower of course. I have already posted about the Brown Paper Packages here: http://cerebralexcrement.blogspot.com/2010/03/packagey-packagey-packagey.html

Have a lovely weekend.

Cailie said...

What a great store! I added it to my favorites:) I am a follower!

Cailie said...

Oh and I love the magnetic Victorian charm necklace! And her Tranquil flight bird one! Great giveaway! Congrats on so many followers!

Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

I'm a follower! I love your blog. Also, this is such a great giveaway, thanks for doing it!

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Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

It's so hard to choose what I would get! There are so many cute things... I love the Secrets of the Heart -- Vintage Brass Locket Earrings, and the Longing For Spring -- An Antiqued Brass Bird in Flight Necklace, and the A Tranquil Flight -- A Bird, Tree, and Silvery Moon Necklace in Pewter... basically there are a ton of things I want to get. I'm adding this store to my favorites :-)

mythoughtsandtreasures.blogspot.com

sweetest_kitten@hotmail dot com

Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

Also, I smiled at a stranger :-D

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sweetest_kitten@hotmail.com

Laura said...

I have long been a huge fan of Forevermore :) I love all the owl inspired jewelry!

If I could pick I'd snatch up the Tweet necklace in brass in a second... it's been on my wishlist for so long. ;)
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43078061

Sarah C said...

Wow! What an amazing shop, thanks for sharing, Cole! You know I love your little corner of the blog world, and I'm so glad to have found your blog.

My favorite item is probably the Leafsong - leaves in white gold necklace. Seriously, such a great shop!

(also, i got your thank you present, and i loved it! thanks so much, cole!)

Hannah said...

wow didnt realize i was so late in the game. I LOVEEEE the first and fourth necklace and the 5th one which is the ring! they are alllll gorgeous!

Sarah C said...

I am following you now! And I really love the Longing For Spring -- An Antiqued Brass Bird in Flight Necklace.

Annie Cristina said...

I am officially your new follower (wow, that sounds awfully solemn) and that etsy store is my new favorite thing. I don't know how I missed seeing your blog or that store before -- they're both great. :)

It's so hard to choose a favorite, but mine has to be the Love Bird necklace.

Annie Cristina said...

Okay, I just tweeted about your giveaway (see the tweet here) and I will be blogging about your Brown Paper Packages gift exchange. Have a great weekend! :-)

Micaela said...

i LOVE that necklace locket and her peachy keen rose ring! they're GORGEOUS!!! i've just favorited her on my etsy- how had i not known about her? LOVE!!! and OF COURSE i'm a follower :) you're one of my faves!

Micaela said...

i have a button of the package exchange on my blog and i might already have my items ready ... i was excited about it! ;)

GREAT swap! xo

Passion said...

Hello :) Found your blog via Micaela's link. Here's the beautiful necklace I picked http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42692665
Though the rings are amazing as well :D

Passion said...

http://twitter.com/PensAndPassion
there's a link to my twitter :)

Tillie said...

My favourite is the brassy owls dangly earring, oh they are just the most adorable things ever! yes yes yes


ooooh pick me!

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Carrie said...
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Carrie said...

I adore the "A Tranquil Flight -- A Bird, Tree, and Silvery Moon Necklace in Pewter" necklace. Although the entire shop is just divine.

Good Luck to Everyone.

:)

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Carrie said...

I tweeted about this giveaway here, http://twitter.com/Shes_Wanderin/statuses/11312480513

:)

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Melita said...

hi there, i just found out about your giveaway from carrie (who commented above me) :) i adore the peachy keen peach pink rose ring - SO adorable!! love it!

Molly Mouse said...

Just became a follower! So glad I found your blog :]

My favorite has to be the Peacock Vintage Locket.

flora said...

i love the rose ring. It's beautiful. thanks so much! I'm new to your blog, but am enjoying your posts!

Ashley said...

I'm follower #120! :) You have such an uplifting blog!

If I had the money, I'd totaly buy her The Apple Tree necklace, I adore it!

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Tanja said...

first of all: congratulations! I'm far, far away from having so many followers but like you I still remember the feeling when the first one hit the "follower" button.
Oh well, my favourite item. . it's so hard to pick one as all things are lovely but I guess my favourite is the mod owl.
Thanks for sharing this giveaway. . and to add this: I love your "real people in love" posts. :)

BuenoBueno said...

ahh I almost didn't get in on this!
I love the rose rings. I am going through a heavy ring phase.
I always smile at strangers, well, as long as they don't appear to be creepy :) kel

BuenoBueno said...

oh and I tweeted. -kel