Saturday, November 17, 2012

900th Post Give Away

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I am just a couple posts away from my 900th post. That's a lot of paint, a lot of old furniture, and a lot of projects around this house of ours. And a lot of projects that are still waiting to be conquered too! I am so thankful that you have all joined me in my adventures. That you have given your feedback and support. And most importantly, that you continue to come back again and again. Reminding me that this blogging world is so much more than the latest trends and hottest designers. It's about friends and chasing your dreams.

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Speaking of chasing dreams, two lovely ladies I have had the privilege of discovering recently are doing just that. Lara and Sara are two super creative, beautiful ladies following theirs hearts and dreams together in Paris. Their passion and creativity came together to create ara.02, a line of french linen scarves with whimsical patterns. 

{ aren't these girls lovely? }

I think I fell in love with each and every scarf, as well as every image from their site. Just lovely.



I felt extremely worldly and sophisticated as I opened my parcel from Paris. It's not every day I have something other than bills in the mail!
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I am a scarf lover, but I will admit that I kind of suck at getting that perfect, haphazard look. But this scarf is so soft lightweight and airy that it was a cinch. And it has stayed that way the days and evenings I have worn it out. In short, I'm in love with this scarf!
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Lara and Sara are excited to share a scarf with one lucky reader as well!

{ To Win }
all you have to do is head over to Ara.02 and pick a scarf that has your name written all over it, then leave a comment on this post before Monday, November 26 at 8pm Pacific time! I will announce the winner (to be chosen by random.org) later that week. 


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THANK you Lara and Sara (and Ara.02) and thank you thank you thank you for reading and following my journey.
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Now get off your computer and go have a fun weekend!!

314 comments:

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Carolyn said...

I love the Elia scarf! Such a pretty pattern. Congrats on 900 posts, I have loved reading them!

Lauren said...

love, love, love these!!! I love the Nora scarf. Thanks for the opportunity!!!!

Tracie said...

I like the Ava scarf, but they are all so pretty!

Jill said...

I am loving the Nora scarf!!!!

Congrats on your 900th post!! I have been following you since the beginning :)

Lanay said...

You rocked the Thelma scarf, Holly! I think I would have to go with the same one! Congrats on your 900th post! Your blog was one of the first I ever started following and its still one of my favs!

Jenski said...

We're supposed to pick our ONE favorite? That's tough, but I'll say the Ava.

Congrats on 900 posts!

Julie said...

These are lovely! Congrats on your 900th post! I'm all over the Nora scarf, it's perfect! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

Monica said...

I love Ava and Thelma. It's too hard to choose!

Mercedes said...

Another vote for the Elia, though it was a tough call because my grandmother's name was Thelma and I love that print as well.
Thanks for the opportunity.

priscillafierros said...

I ABSOULELY LOVE YOUR ENTHUSIASM, AND I LOVE THE THELMA SCARF. ABSOOULTELY GORGEOUS.

priscillafierros said...

i love the thelma scarf! and i love you posts!

shopwithm said...

Congratulations on 900 posts!! Gorgeous scarves, all of them. I think I'd pick the Thelma.

Stephanie said...

I LOVE the Nora. Congrats on all those posts--you inspire me over and over.

Emily said...

The Nora scarf is my favorite colors so that's my pick. Congratulations on 900!

Amy said...

I really like the Elia scarf. I have really enjoyed following your blog. I always look forward to seeing a new post in my reader from you.

Leanne said...

I love the Thelma scarf -- I have a scarf addiction too and this one is quite different from the usual styles I pick. Love it! And congrats on 900 posts (that's a lot of reading I've done as I've read every single one and enjoyed them all).

Beth said...

Congrats on your 900th post! I've really enjoyed all your blogging :)

I love the Ava scarf, but they're really all so incredibly beautiful it's hard to choose just one.

Melinda said...

Congratulations on the 900th post! I've been following since nearly the beginning, and it's been fun to see how much this blog and your talents have grown.

All beautiful, but the Thelma is my favorite!

Alyssa said...

The Nora scarf is beautiful!!

rebecca said...

way to go! that is a lot of projects and i have loved them all! and i am liking the ava scarf!
rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot ocm

Erika said...

I like the Ava. Beautiful scarves! Yours is fabulous too. Congrats on the 900th post!

rondaloosley said...

Long time follower of your blog but first time commenter from Wales,UK. What lovely style you have. These scarves are very 'you' and I would vet much like the Thelma scarf to be mine. Thanks. Looking forward to post 1000!

Nichole said...

I am in love with the Nora scarf, the colors are so pretty! Congrats on 900!!

Kelly said...

If a penguin looks that good in the Thelma, then I would certainly rock it.

Sara said...

I'm going to have to go with the Thelma scarf as well! Absolutely love it! I would be ecstatic to win one of these! Congrats on 900 posts!!!

Evie; aka Momma said...

ELIA ELIA ELIA ELIA!!! OMG it would go perfectly with my wardrobe - **SWOON** I adore it!! Kudos on 900 - I am a slacker and can't keep up on mine!

The Life and Times of a Mom Named Rainbow said...

Congratulations! So much fun :) They are all stunning! I think I would have to choose Nora. ...I think ;)

Raych said...

I love the Elia Scarf! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Alison said...

Congrats on your upcoming milestone!:) And Thelma all the way, though they are all super cute!

Emily Ann said...

I like the Ava! Thanks!

Deanna Urquhart said...

Definitely Thelma!!!

Ashley said...

Congrats on your 900th post. All of the scarves are beautiful but I love the whimsy of the Thelma scarf!

Alexis said...

I love the Nora! And congrats on the blog!

Unknown said...

Love the Nora!!

Sadie said...

Elia is my favorite! They are all so pretty though! Have a wonderful weekend!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on your 900th! I loooove the Nora!

InteriorGroupie said...

These are beautiful! Early congrats on you 900th post...my pic is the Nora scarf - such a beautiful soft coral!

Olwyn Hughes said...

Congrats on 900 posts! I am torn betweent the Ava and the Elia. So pretty!

Katherine Wilkinson said...

Love the colours in the Nora. But the Elia is screaming my name!! Thanks Holly for the giveaway!!

Jennifer said...

I'm diggin the Nora scarf!

Cathy V. said...

Elia scarf is beautiful.

Phoebe said...

I'm in love with the birds on the Thelma, but I love the Elia, too!

Lindsey said...

Hi! I've been a quiet reader but I love the work that you do, its always beautiful!

I love the Nora scarf, thanks!

Abby said...

I love the Thelma! Congrats on the blog..looking forward to more house Reno pictures soon :)

Lana said...

All the scarves are beautiful, but I would have to choose the Elia scarf. My husbands cousin, Elia P. Fonteccio was a gunnery sargent that was killed in Iraq in 2004. I would love to win this scarf and pass it along to his twin sister!
I love reading your posts! Thanks for the fun!

elizabeth said...

I am going to go with the Ava. After my sweet 3 year old baby. Love your style and decor. Also a go to for me to get new ideas for my home.

Amy said...

I love them all; I think Ava is my favorite! What a great giveaway.

Jenni Jenkins said...

The love the Nora scarf! Such beautiful colors.
Congratulation on meeting 900 posts!

Melissa S said...

Nora, definitely. And...Life in the Fun Lane, definitely:)

anthrolove said...

You have a great blog and I always love seeing what your makin perdy!
Congrats!

Callie said...

I LOVE the Thelma! Congrats on your 900th post!

Fox said...

Elia scarf is really gorgeous! The best luck for the next 900 posts.

MĂȘ-Linh said...

Gorgeous stuff! Hard to choose but probably the Nora for the great colors.

Erin said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous! I love them all but fancy the Nora scarf in particular. Great giveaway!

Katie said...

I love them all, but I am a Nora girl!

The Hockey Family said...

Beautiful!! I am torn between the Thelma or the the Nora. If I win, that'll help me decide. :)

Love your blog!!

Sarah said...

They're all so beautiful! I'd have to go with the Ava as my fave.

Anne said...

I need the Thelma!!!

Devon Walker said...

Thelma!! I am totally in love :) Congratulations Holly!

Sometimes Twice said...

I love these scarfs! So pretty! I really love the Nora1 What a great give away! Congrats on the 900th post!

Michele said...

Dear Holly~

Thank you so much for the opportunity to receive a scarf. The Elia scarf is my favorite and so beautiful. Congratulations too on your 900th post. I enjoy following you and reading your posts every time.

Thanks again,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Laura said...

I love the Thelma! So cute!

P dot said...

J'adore scarves! If I were a scarf... And only one... It'd be Elia! Congrats on the big 9 double 0! A scarf in a scarf piece would have made this an even more epic post.. Haha

Laura said...

I would choose the thelma!

Ashley said...

I love the Elia!! Thanks!

maria said...

ELIA! It is so subtle and sophisticated! love it

Shamima said...

They are all so pretty. I'll vote for Nora!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

I'm with you. Love the Thelma! The scarves look so easy to wear - a great weight. Love following your blog - the makeovers big and small are beautiful!

Laura.R said...

The Elia scarf has my name all over it!
Congrats! Here's to 900 more posts after this!

Nina Cuneo said...

The Nora is so beautiful, love the colors!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

In ♥ with Ava - it is so whimsical and fun.

Happy 900th post!!!

bec said...

I love Ava the dragonfly...oh how I want this...please Mr random machine pick me....
p.s your scarf is beautiful!
Bec x

shelly carol said...

Happy 900th Post! I love the Thelma scarf, and would love a parcel from Paris too!

Catherine said...

My obsession with scarves is only equaled by my obsession with bird prints so it's the Thelma for me! Gorgeous!

Samantha2818 said...

The Elia is my favourite though they are all lovely.
Congratulations on sustaining such a lovely blog!

bskthound1 said...

I love Elia AND Nora! Very cute! Congrats on 900!!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Love the Nora!

Brie said...

Oh wow, the scarfs are gorgeous! I would definitely pick the Thelma as penguins are my favorite animal. Well, at least I *think* that's a penguin on the Thelma! ;)

Congrats on 900 posts!!

Tif said...

I love the Nora! What beautiful work! Congratulations on 900 posts. Your blog helped me *finally* find my style. In all my years of searching for my favorite color, who knew I was actually in love with white!

Kristie said...

I love the Ava scarf!

Kristy said...

The Thelma- too cute!

asweare4 said...

Congrats on 900 posts! I love the Thelma scarf.

Janet @ House Four said...

I love all four but Elia is it for me :)
Congratulations on 900 posts :)

Christina Basalla said...

I love all of them but the one that caught my eye first was the Elia scarf. Congrats on the big 900!

jenstet said...

Madly in love with Elia, but they are all so very wonderful!

christine, just bella said...

I'm a HUGE scarf fan and these are just lovely. The 'Nora' has my name written all over it!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Thelma is so much fun! 900 posts - whew!

Alisa D said...

I love Elia! They are all so pretty. 900... wow. I am pretty sure I have read them all. :) Congrats!

Amanda Phillips said...

I love the Ava scarf

Rachael said...

They are all so, so pretty! I would love any one of them but if I had to choose....Nora!

Brandi said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love, love, LOVE the AVA scarf!! Congratulations on 900 posts!

Joanne said...

I love Elia! So gorgeous!!
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Joanne said...

I love Elia! So gorgeous!!
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Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

I really like the Nora! They're all beautiful, though. Congrats on so many posts! I've thoroughly enjoyed every one of them.

Katie said...

The Nora scarf is lovely!

Jennifer Rush said...

I loooove the Nora scarf! The colors and the design! <3

Melinda said...

I LOVE the Ava scarf - all gorgeous but thats my favorite. Fingers crossed big time!!

congrats on your 900th post too x

5 Monkeys and a Chick said...

That's a lot of posts! I can't even imagine. I think I'm at 50. LOL!
Great Job! And I'm all about the "Thelma"! Thank you!

Navy Morrisons said...

So hard to choose! I love the Nora!

Sara said...

The Thelma scarf. So adorable!

Dominique130 said...

I'd have to go with the Elia although they are all so beautiful. Congrats on your 900th post and thanks for sharing each and every one with us!

CeCe said...

Love the Elia!

Casey said...

I like the Ava! But they're all beautiful!

Jen said...

I like the Ava scarf! Congrats I love your blog!

Jill said...

Hard to make a decision, but I'd go with Ava!

Gina Bean said...

I LOVE the Nora scarf!

Monica said...

Thelma is my favourite. Looking forward to reading the next 900 posts. :)

scruffie said...

Although all the prints are fabulous, my favorite would be Thelma. Always look forward to receiving your blog posts in my email, congratulations on 900 posts.
Thanks I know you put a lot of thought and time into your posts.
cheers margo

Bobbi Engelby said...

Nora scarf makes me melt! Thanks for sharing this artsy resource!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What fun fun scarves. I love wearing scarves. I love the Ava. Thanks for the chance.

Kellie said...

Congratulations on 900 posts!

I would pick the Ava scarf.

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

These are awesome! If I won I would pick the Thelma.

Angela

Samantha said...

I love the Nora scarf!

Lisa said...

Love them all, but Elia speaks to me!

Jenny Pietila said...

Thank you for the wonderfully inspiring blog! I hope you continue for many years!! I love the ELIA scarf. Beautiful!
JennyP

cred said...

I do love the thelma but I would have to say the Elia is my fave. They all look quite beautiful.

congrats on 900! your adventure is fun to follow. Here's to 900 more.

Stacey said...

These scarves are adorable! I love the Elia scarf!!

xoxo
Stacey

Five Minute Style 

Kerry said...

I love the Nora!!! So beautiful with a touch of whimsy. Love it.

Leisha said...

It's the Thelma! Great contrast for the season with little colour, and makes for great conversation!

Robyn'sNest said...

I love them all but I really love the THELMA scarf. I love the bold colors and it looks awesome on you! Thanks a million and I love your blog!

Amy said...

I love the nora scarf, it's beautiful!!!

Kristyn C said...

Love all scarves but Elia is my favorite.

Allison said...

Congratulations on your 900th post and I look forward to 900 more! Fun photos of you in your new scarf! I would love the Thelma. A great way to add a touch of whimsy to any outfit.

Kinj said...

Wow!It is hard to choose since they are all so beautiful. I will pick Ava... thanks for the chance to win and congrats on 900 posts :)

Megan said...

Well done on 900! What a lot of time, love and effort. I love the Elia scarf.

Ann Hooms said...

Beautiful!!!

Melanie said...

I Love the Ava Scarf. So Beautiful!

dennis said...

I am with you - I love them all - but Thelma is my fav. Love your blog too - always entertaining

Angela Nordstrom said...

Loving the Ava! Although the Thelma is a close second. Beautiful looking texture too!

FleaingFrance - French Shopping said...

I am love with 2...so one I am going to purchase because I simply can't stand it!!!!!

So my vote is for the Thelma. Scarves are HUGE in France....like an extra appendage.....and this one just screams future love to me.

I am new to your blog but have you on a feed reader to keep from missing a single post now.
Best,
Simone

Erinn Krampe said...

I love Nora! Those colors are adorable! Can't wait to hear the winner announcement, and thank you for the opportunity!

Faloolabug said...

Oh...so hard to decide. They are all gorg!
I think Nora is my must-have! :-)
Congrats Holly. Great Blog!

Sarah said...

I love the Elia scarf--neutral but interesting.

Claire Hawkes said...

I love the Nora scarf. So beautiful! Congrats on the 900 posts, I love reading them!

Nikki said...

Wow, so many posts, and I've enjoyed them all, thanks for sharing and posting, it is a gift! Thanks also to the ladies of ara.02 for their generosity. All the scarves are beautiful, and the Elia is calling my name!

Julie Sand said...

They are all lovely. However, Nora is my favorite.
congratulations on your 900 posts. I only discovered your blog a year ago. Thank you!

Jamie said...

I like the Ava. Congrats on 900 posts!

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

The Ava, for sure! Thanks for alomost 900 hundred posts and congrats too. We should give you the party!

Couponing Cat Lady said...

Congrats on your 900th post!!!' I love all the scarves! Soo pretty and romantical! I love the Nora scarf the best!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Couponing Cat Lady said...

Congrats on your 900th post!!! I love all the scarves especially the Nora!! Soo pretty and romantical! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Couponing Cat Lady said...

Congrats on your 900th post!!!' I love all the scarves! Soo pretty and romantical! I love the Nora scarf the best!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Those really are super cute. It was hard to decide between the Nora and Thelma, but I think I'd take the Thelma too! How nice of Lara & Sara to offer such a sweet giveaway :)
Also, congratulations on all these fun posts and the success you've had along the way!

PS- Can I jut say, I really appreciate that your giveaways are so nice & pleasant and don't make you do a million things or get too in depth with joining stuff & whatnot. Well, it's very cool. Thanks!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I love the Ava scarf. Congratulations on your 900th post. Lovely giveaway.

Erin Uminn said...

Nora!

Tina said...

Love the Nora scarf!

meagan clough said...

Themla!

Kristie P. said...

Glad to see you still going strong after nearly 900 posts!

I am loving the Thelma scarf.

Thanks for the giveaway :)

B. Viola said...

They are all so beautiful, but my favorite is Ava because it's my daughter's name.

The Mauermans said...

Okay, I think I love the Elia scarf best, but the Nora and Ava are also very attractive.

Jenny said...

Nora is lovely

Quilting Grannie said...

NOra is lovely

jcamp78 said...

Love them all but would go with the Thelma too! Congrats on your 900th post!

Jacqueline said...

Nora is my fav. I have also loved reading all your posts, congrats Holly.

Lydia Dantzler said...

Ok it was actually REALLY difficult to narrow it down to just one! But in the end, the ELIA scarf is just too gorgeous to pass up - it's like it was made just for me. :)

Holly, Congrats on your 900th post! Thank you for the hours of work that has gone into your beautiful blog - reading it has become treasured "me time", and I always leave so inspired!!

Karena Knowles said...

Hi, I love the Ava scarf, and I adore linen. Thank you.

Texas Blad's said...

I love the Nora scarf, it's beautiful! The colors are amazing!

rwheelerii said...

I would have to say that the Thelma scarf that you have is my favorite. Love the pop of red on it. And wow 900th post!!

The Treeces said...

I love your style and your blog. I love the NORA scarf. Congrats on 900!

Thanks!
Rita

Khoyle said...

I love them all! But I would say my favorite is the Elia scarf. Thanks!!

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

What a fabulous giveaway and congrats on 900 posts! I adore all the patterns, but I'm especially smitten with the Elia pattern. Thanks!

Andrea Seretny said...

Love the Nora scarf! Congratulations!!

Kyle & Melanie Kropf said...

I love the Elia scarf. It was so hard to pick just one though...they're all so beautiful.

Nap time means playtime. said...

Amazing! that Elia scarf is stunning!

Erin Richburg said...

So hard to pick a favorite.....
I love the AVA scarf. Just getting into the scarf world....LOVE the pattern and colors.

Anna S said...

900--great number! :) Congrats, and here's to hoping for 900+ more!

I love the Elia scarf. Such a cool yet neutral pattern.

Cynthia said...

The Nora scarf for me, please and thank you!

Erica said...

Congrats Holly! Been following for 4+ yrs. :)

My favorite scarf is the Nora, gorgeous.

Lucy Miner said...

The Nora scarf is totally me! Thanks for a great giveaway and 900 awesome blog posts!

Caitlin Kelley said...

just like you I LOVE the Thelma!!

cookbasic said...

I love the Thelma!!

Kris said...

I like the Nora scarf. 900 posts...that's impressive.

S in SK said...

Beautiful scarves. I love the Ava scarf the very best...but I love them all. I also love your blog!

Lucia Cai said...

Congrats on your 900th post! I'm in love with the Elia scarf! Thanks for such an amazing giveaway!

becky said...

loveing the thelma!
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Tara Leigh-Anne Turner said...

They're all lovely, but dragonflies are definitely my jam so I'd have to pick Ava. ;)
Congrats on reaching 900!!

Mandi said...

They are all so beautiful, but I really love the Elia scarf!!

Terri said...

Difficult choice - and really, still can't decide between Ava and Nora. Beautiful!!

Dee said...

I love the Nora scarf. I cannot get enough coral these days!

Arli said...

Loving the elia, but they're all beautiful.

Teri said...

Gorgeous scarves! I am loving the Nora scarf!!

Congrats on reaching 900 posts, an accomplishment for sure!!

ambercarlson said...

Pick me! pick me! I love these scarfs just about as much as I love your blog! Actually I'm obsessed! I pick Thelma!

Heidi R. said...

I like the Nora scarf, what a beautiful giveaway! Your blog is so refreshing. : ))

Toni said...

These scarves are beautiful-I want them all! But if I have to choose one it would be the Nora scarf. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and congrats!

Marika said...

love the thelma! beautiful!

Lori said...

I would love to win the Ava scarf. They are all so beautiful!

Whitney said...

Thelma is for me. Neutrals with a pop of color! Thank you, Holly, for a great giveaway, and an awesome blog.

Gastronomy Girl said...

Would love the Avia Scarf :)

Liz said...

I love the Elia scarf!!

Michelle said...

I love them all but if I have to pick one then the AVA is for me!

Leslie G said...

Hands down, the Thelma! I love that penguin!

Rachael said...

Hard to choose, but the Elia scarf makes me swoon the most.

Jessica said...

the Elia for sure!

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Emily said...

I love the Thelma scarf. So cute!

carol jane said...

i love the Nora. Beautiful colors!

Jillana said...

Nora its beautiful! Thank you introducing us to these scarfs, just in time for Christmas shopping! X

Kari --- said...

The Elia is so me... I love that it's so organic feeling.. intriguing and I find it even a bit mysterious!

Becky said...

I love the NORA scarf. Lovely. Thanks for the chance and congrats!

Lasko's said...

I love Elia, thanks!

Elise said...

Oh wow, these are so beautiful! I love the Elia

Lola said...

Congrats on reaching such a stunning milestone!

Loving Thelma...

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