4.02.2010

A Few Random Bits + A (Really Fantastic) Giveaway

First up the giveaway, because it's just so good I can't wait until the end of the post to share.

Remember yesterday when I told you how cool Michelle is? Well double that, as she has offered to give the incredibly lovely Virginia Johnson scarf above to one of my readers... you know because it's spring, and it's a holiday weekend, and some of you might even have the day off today, so clearly a giveaway is in order.

Just leave a comment on this post by end of day Thursday, April 8th for a chance to win, and I'll announce a winner next Friday...

Man, I want that scarf for myself...I'm just sayin ;-)


image via V.O.D.

Next up, my mild obsession with this table setting from V.O.D.’s party for Erin Wasson's jewelry line Low Luv...

In particular, I'm obsessed with how they mixed succulents with ranunculus and anemones (which I’m not sure I would’ve thought to do)...oh and those orange trays too, and the vases, and that zebra, and well...pretty much the whole thing makes me crazy. So pretty. Love it all.


Last up, this picture of the girlies... They seem so grown-up and serious, I can't help but smile every time I see it. But it also makes me a smidge wistful. Man babyhood is fleeting, no?

Hope you all have a splendid holiday weekend! Don't eat too many chocolate bunnies...or wait, go ahead and eat them, life is short after all (see I told you I was feeling wistful!)

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Rach said...

The scarf would be a much welcome addition to my spring wardrobe! Thanks! :)

Sophie said...

oh first comment!! I would absolutely love that scarf :) thanks for the awesome giveaway!

lilita47 said...

I hope being the first commenter doesn't jinx me, but that scarf would make a FABULOUS and decadent birthday gift for me, since my birthday is on the 8th. Plus, I already have camel-shaped earrings to match! Fingers crossed....

lilita47 said...

oops, no longer first. wow, people are quick around here!

Mary said...

Me me me! :-)

And yes, cute pic of your girls. Makes me want to squeeze my boys so they stay tiny and adorable.

Cortney said...

beautiful and lovely giveaway!

the scarf would be great with a soft white tee and decadent sandals during the early summer preview here in charlottesville, va. the high this weekend will be almost 90!

Bárbara said...

What a great scarf! I would love to have it!

Zoë said...

That's gorgeous I'd love it!

The photo of your daughters is very lovely, they do look quite mature.

erinn said...

I'm due in 2 weeks with our first baby and I am already feeling wistful about how fast the baby is going to fly by and she's not even here yet! The girlies are precious.

LYNN said...

Any time my co-workers wear a scarf, they refer to it as a "Lynn scarf" so apparently I wear them a lot more than I realize. I can't resist a burst of color that doubles as a neck warmer! This one is so quirky and unlike any other in my closet.

Susan said...

That is a fabulous scarf... all of her stuff is wonderful.
Thanks.

Meghan said...

I love the scarf. The girlies are very cute too!

Liz said...

The scarf is so chic and fun! I'm so happy that it's getting warmer here in the north east, but chilly mornings I love to throw a scarf around my neck.

I'm mildly obsessed with Zebra. Hands down my favorite animal print.

Lauri said...

I do love her bedding and pillows. The scarf is cool, too.

inge said...

The scarf is just a perfect pre summer piece. Great to wear with brighter summer colours and also lovely with a denim jacket. Wonderful giveaway.

suzanjill said...

Oh my - what a great scarf! It would be so lovely to win.

Ashley said...

i would love to win this beautiful, whimsical scarf!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE that scarf! i just love the fun pops of purple on it. would be a perfect scarf for Spring and sprucing up a plain outfit! thanks for a chance at winning it!

natalie said...

So gorgeous... I'm a huge fan of Virginia Johnson's prints! Would love to win. :)

Pretty Mommy said...

Obviously not trying to win my own giveaway but just wanted to say a huge Thanks for hosting it and being such an all around cool girl!!
ps - kind of obsessed with LuvLow - trying to order it for the shop...

Sparkles said...

I loooooove the scarf, but I'm a bit of a junky! Also, your girls are precious and looking quite grown.

Stephanie said...

donning a beet-colored scarf while eating a tri-colored beet salad = the perfect spring indulgence.

keeping fingers crossed!

stephanie.i.kuo [at] gmail.com

ampersandity said...

what a fun spring scarf! would love this :)

Pamela said...

I love your wonderful, colorful spring post! From the purple in the scarf, to the bright yellow flowers of the tablescape, to your daughter's adorable pink coat, the colors are putting me in the mood for spring! Thanks!

BookGirl said...

Thanks for the introduction to Michelle and Pretty Mommy. And thanks to you and Michelle for this giveaway. The scarf is delicious, and perfect for spring.

Clara

Mariele said...

i love that scarf. camels?!

purplepyxie said...

<3 the scarf!
so crisp with a splash of color... i am addicted to scarves.

Kristen said...

The scarf is LOVELY. Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy Easter!

donna said...

i've been pining for a virginia johnson scarf for years. please pick me! :)

Jaime said...

Please pick me for the scarf!!!! -- Jaime

Lindsey said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway! I spent 15 minutes yesterday browsing her shop and wishing my shopping hiatus was over. I would love to wear the scarf all spring and summer!

Lena said...

Purple! Camels! Please! The scarf is just want I need for my new coat.

xo
(parsonslena@gmail.com)

Liv said...

I just fell in love with that scarf.

Eileen said...

prettiest scarf for spring:)
(unstashed@ymail.com)

shaboom said...

I would totally rock this scarf and make the Parisians green with envy. They always look cooler than me, so this would be a welcomed change!

CourtneyM said...

This is a beaut!

Barbie said...

a spring scarf is very much in order around here!

Catherine said...

Lovely scarf! Sign me up!

kelly d said...

Such a yummy scarf!

Sue said...

so cute! love the print and purple color! i want to wear now!! :)

Tracy said...

Hooray for giveaways! Love it!

The Good Report said...

That is a great table. Wow. And I'm dying over your little girl's cute hair. that is adorable. She looks super hip.

Lindsey said...

love the camels. love the color.

labucher@hotmail.com

betty said...

Love the print on the scarf, and those colors are great!

Law of Attraction said...

I love this scarf. How amazing Michelle is for giving it away.

Thea said...

Oh that scarf! That scarf! What a gem. Perfect Spring giveaway. theaterre@gmail.com

Sam said...

Love the table decorations too and love love love this scarf! I've just spent the afternoon looking for a lovely springtime scarf in the rain to no avail. This one is perfect!

samanthadeans@hotmail.com

Katie said...

I was just admiring that very scarf the other day! I would love to win. Thanks for hosting such a fantastic giveaway.

Tilley love said...

Every mommy needs a pretty scarf.

mylene said...

What a beautiful scarf! Love the color and pattern.

Marianne said...

I love the scarf, but I love that last picture even more.

Katie said...

what a great scarf for spring! thanks for the giveaway!

Shelley said...

Ohhh, Michelle, to know the Virginia Johnson scarf is to love the Virginia Johnson scarf. The prints....The fabric....The color.....I need to feel this around my shoulders!

Shayna said...

1. I want that scarf, please.
2. Michelle is way too cool. Vielen Dank for the giveaway.
3. and most importantly, is it wrong to wish that I could look like either one your girls? That haircut!

Chaucee said...

LOVE the scarf!

bioEgirl said...

Such a lovely scarf!

stephanie said...

yummy scarf

Julie Cotton said...

Oh, it's adorable! I love it. I need to find a matching fabric because now I need a hat with that pattern, too... also, I need to learn how to sew hats...

Asher Seveland said...

i've been tempted to comment before...the scarves on pretty mommy are just too good to stay a silent lurker. love following your blog!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful scarf. . . .I collect camels and don't have a camel scarf, so it would be a welcome addition to my collection.

Meredith

K8 said...

I love love this scarf and would adorn it with pride! Who doesn't want purple camels parading around their neck? Thnks!

Erin said...

I just happened upon your blog and I love it...have been reading through all your posts and I think they are truly gorgeous...will be back!

Love love love,

Erin

xx

- said...

Oh, i love!! i love for the scarf itself. and also, because it reminds me of the most endearing thing my little brother ever said growing up: "excuse me, sir. but have you ever ridden a camel?".(steven, at 3, to our dear cousin craig).

Jess said...

I love the cute camels on this scarf!

Lauren said...

Put me in the running. I love that scarf!

betsy said...

Its my birtday next week and the scarf would be a wonderful present.

betsy_349@hotmail.com

Tanya said...

i'd love love love that scaf if you're willing to give it up! love your blog too!

cocooneer said...

Are those little camels on that scarf? I love it! I would love to win it.

lisa tomiko said...

oh my goodness that scarf is adorable!! i would LOVE it!!

Janna said...

I'm all about accessories-they make the outfit and I love love love this scarf. Thanks for the great give away!!

marissa said...

Just discovered your blog this week and I am enjoying it immensely. I love Virginia Johnson scarves...I guess alot of us do judging from the number of comments! Bonne chance to everyone and thank you for the opportunity to win one!

marci said...

love, love, love the scarf! ;)

Amy said...

That scarf would really detract from this growing baby belly of mine!! Pick me, Please!!

Deb said...

that is a wondeful scarf! the table setting is gorgeous too!

Alison Brownrigg said...

Love that scarf and everything Virginia Johnson makes, really!

Moa said...

Oh, I love that scarf, so cute! Such a great giveaway! :)

IOOF said...

So beautiful for spring, maybe with a yellow t-shirt and jeans!

Team Botanical said...

Great scarf, and an even better pic of the girls. Seriously love the little one's hair.

Allison and Jonathan said...

More beets, please!

Angie said...

I love the colors in the scarf. So cute.

Tifferlee83 said...

I am so in love with this scarf. The color, print and shape is perfection!

she is right. finally. said...

What a beautiful scarf! I have just the earrings to go with it.

Fingers crossed.

jennifer young said...

mmm that scarf knocks my socks off!
j.
jmt413@gmail.com

carrie sw said...

Too funny - I read through her archives yesterday and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw that camel scarf! Perfect for spring and I love it!

Tricia said...

Happy spring, indeed!

Julia said...

i love scarves!!

Rob and Carrie said...

That scarf is beautiful! I'd love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

EmmaLee said...

What a fun scarf!

Melanie said...

Such a fun print!! I love the colors too!
http://everydaychicny.tumblr.com

Caroline said...

always enjoy your posts! please pick me (pick me! pick me!) for the ever so lovely scarf! xo + enjoy a chocolate bunny as well

Kelly and Kelly said...

the scarf is adorable but not quite as much as the girlies! they are so sweet.

Her name was Lola said...

want/need/have-to-have ! ! !

p.s. We're hosting a pretty fabulous giveaway too.

Happy weekend, Joslyn!

Cheers.

brooke said...

beautiful scarf!
Happy Easter weekend!

Lou said...

I LOVE that scarf! It would pair perfectly with the light blue denim skinnies I'm on a quest for this weekend! Happy Easter!

Gina said...

That pictue of your daughters is adorable. Oh how I would love to win that scarf!!

Shauna said...

I have coveting a Virginia Johnson scarf something fierce!!

Anne Living Life said...

What a beautiful scarf for Spring!

hobo kodiak said...

Simply lovely. Perfect giveaway for a wonderful blog.

Plan and Play said...

Lovely scarf, I love the colors!

Elena

RachelPk said...

Hello from Austin! I love your giveaways, but I have never wanted to enter because I was afraid that I might actually win something that someone else wanted or deserved more. But that scarf, that screams me! I think I can make my whole wardrobe ready for spring with this one addition. Plus, my daughter would go nuts for the purple and white. Oh, I am giddy just thinking about it!

Through the Looking Glass said...

Pretty scarf! I could use it now, too. We've taken a cold turn in Utah.

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

Oh my gosh, are those CAMELS? They are my favorite animal EVER! Love the scarf!

em said...

oh lovely!

rachel said...

I love the purple.

Jules said...

This scarf is beautiful! A fun print for Spring/Summer! I LOVE it! :D

Anonymous said...

So lovely!

kmhollingsworth@hotmail.com

Kristin said...

What a lovely scarf!

Caroline said...

I LOVE her scarves! And the one you're offering is one of the prettiest!!! I would love to win. :)

Caroline of Red Glasses

Fern and Feather said...

there is nothing wrong with being a bit wistful. happy happy weekend with your girlies.

tintin said...

I want! I want! To have one would be a dream come true!

Kara said...

Lovely! I'm having the same feeling lately about my girls growing up. It does go by so quickly. *sigh*
kld.dubois[at]gmail[dot]com

Pfieffer said...

Oh my gosh! I never win anything but if my luck were to change, I hope it's in time for this give away! I LOVE the Pretty Mommy site- I'm going to do some major shopping. Thank you for the giveaway!

Family Pieces said...

My 7 month old has a thing for mommys basket of scarfs. This would be a beautiful piece to add to the collection to be loved by myself and the little one. Plus it looks so soft and is absolutely divine.
I WANT!!! <3

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Katie said...

That's an awesome shot of your girls. Love the scarf :)

Sarah G said...

Double prettiness!

Deconstruction said...

I love the colors of the scarf! I think it would work as both a casual item and something dressier with a tailored coat.

http://deconstructed-life.blogspot.com

beth i. said...

Purple camels!!! Fantastic give-away indeed. Thank you.

TheMuscatoHansens said...

Love the scarf, thanks for the chance. Babyhood IS fleeting, it just slips through my fingers somedays!

-Maria- said...

luv it!

nkp said...

So fleeting...but such a great image of your adorable and very mature twosome!

That tablesetting is phenomenal. A great mix of color and texture! And the scarf, I'm in! Fingers crossed.

whoorl said...

I NEED THAT SCARF. (At 7 months pregnant, pretty scarves are the only thing keeping me happy in the clothing realm...)

Becca Jane said...

That scarf would be lovely for cooler summer nights. Love the purple camels.

Marj said...

What a pretty scarf. Your blog always has most beautiful things.

gigi said...

Lovely, lovely scarf! That would be really useful seeing as how I'm still getting snow and cold, windy weather where I live.

Anna said...

I can't imagine winning with all of your lovelies tossing their hat in ... but ... it is a splendid scarf!

Kim said...

that scarf is awesome! love it!

xo
kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Catherine L. said...

If I win, we can share? :-)

Lovely indeed. Happy Easter!

Red said...

camels on a scarf, BRILLIANT. and in purple no less. Double brilliant.

Ann said...

your youngest's haircut is just the cutest thing ever. i can't wait until edith's hair finally grows out so i can have it cut just like that. i will have to print pictures from your blog and bring it to my hairdresser. if my hair wasn't in a constant frizz i would have that cut.

Janna said...

What a great scarf and wonderful give away!

Sarah said...

Love the scarf, love the girlies photo!

shisomama said...

oh to be the lucky one! i love virginia johnson so much! i have a couple of her dresses, and they always make me feel special. and yes, the time does pass quickly, doesn't it?

Breanne said...

What a great scarf! I'm excited! :-)

breannesbellavita at gmail dot com

Meghann said...

Gorgeous scarf!! Happy Easter!

Tia (aka Claire) said...

Oh I am loving that scarf. I have been looking for one , but haven't settled. Would love it.

Simply Grove said...

Your girls are GORGEOUS!!!!! xx

Nannceewin said...

That scarf is gorgeous! I sure would love to win. So excited :D
My email is : nannceewinn@yahoo.com

Sarah Bradley said...

Love this scarf! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Chelsea said...

Ok, this scarf has been popping up all over the place and I can't get enought. LOVE IT!

Molly Bryn said...

That scarf looks like it might just be the most perfect touch of purple and camel for Spring!

Your girlies are so so cute!
Have a lovely Holiday :)

DG said...

okay so I have a major scarf fetish and have kinda fallen in love with this fabulous fabulous one! ahhh! :)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

{lovely little things} said...

How lovely, I love the splash of purple on the scarf, my favorite color!

lovelylittlethingsblog@gmail.com

sunchicka said...

Fun scarves are just quirky and I love that.

thinknap(at)gmail(dot)com

Tamuna said...

Lovely scarf! Would love to be the lucky winner:)

Lucy said...

Great scarf! I love Virginia Johnson!

Amelia said...

I have lusted after Virginia Johnson scarves since I first laid my eyes on them-- seriously, I am in love. With Virginia Johnson and your blog. It is beautiful and makes me appreciate the little things in life, and this giveaway is a good opportunity to say that! Thanks for the inspiration and to Michelle for doing a giveaway!

lynn said...

What a darling scarf! I'm in love!

lynninlove{at}gmail.com

sandra s. said...

I Love the scarf! Happy weekend :)

Janet said...

it's beautiful!

uglygirl said...

I love your blog and I love giveaways. Yes, I am a big suck up.

shelley said...

yay!
i'm a new reader, and there's a giveaway, to boot?
sign me up!

*fingers crossed*

Heidi Lyn said...

Ohhhh that scarf! It's perfect. I'd love to win.

jc said...

Enter me please, the scarf is so beautiful! Thank you.
yumihamano@gmail.com

kassandra said...

that scarf is a fantastic idea

mytimenthepen@gmail.com

kimberley said...

oooh i want that scarf!!

Dovile said...

I'd like to enter too, if the giveaway is open internationally.

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Mollie said...

yes, please. what a beautiful giveaway!!!

Jo said...

that scarf is a gorgie as your girls!

Jenn said...

What a gorgeous scarf - absolutely love it!

And what a great photo of your girls, too - they look so very thoughtful.

Aik said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

sk said...

Wow!! What an awesome giveaway. Very beautiful scarf.

misslissa said...

The scarf is lovely. I <3 purple!

sd0126 said...

What a cute scarf - I would be wearing this all the time this spring!

Joy Rothke said...

We love scarves.

kali said...

I love scarves, but none of mine are quite this beautiful. Oh, I would be thrilled to win this!

livin wide said...

gorgeous

The Fashion Drag said...

Thats a great scarf!

And I sure do need a new one...

Miranda said...

How cute - a perfect spring update!

Kristine said...

I love the scarf! And thanks to your spending hiatus inspiration (and the fact that I am broke) I would love to win a free pick me up!

kelly said...

Oh I just love this scarf sooo much!!!
Love your blog!

Don said...

Man, I want that scarf too. I know just who to give it to too. I'm just sayin...

Leah said...

I've been looking for the perfect spring scarf...this is it!

Mullzigatani said...

very cute! it would look great on me :-P

Melissa U. said...

Violet the Dromedary wondered why everyone always confused her with a camel. She decided to settle this once and for all in her little desert oasis and launched a campaign. She had scarves printed with her likeness and distributed them to everyone. "I'm a DROMEDARY, dammit!" she'd say baring her piano-key white teeth. "No you're not! We're all camels here!" replied a petulant teen camel named Carmen. Violet hated being like everyone else...that's why she had dyed her fur purple to begin with...she was a fan of the punk rock aesthetic...she was even considering a palm tree tattoo. Angry at Carmen, she spit at her (as camels do) and sashayed off into the sunset. "You may not be a dromedary, Violet, but you sure are a DRAMA QUEEN!" Carmen looked at the scarf...she hated the idea of wearing something with Violet's image on it, but couldn't resist...it was so beautiful...she wrapped it twice around her long neck and was happy for it's warmth on that cool desert evening.

Susannah said...

What a fun cute scarf!! :)

sjmorgan15(at)gmail(dot)com

http://susannahjmorgan.blogspot.com

Vittoria said...

ohmygosh purple is my favorite color! so great!

hope i win xx

DolphinV27@aol.com

Jud and Shannon said...

oooo so pretty!

thanks for all your fun photos (& giveaways!)

also, i love that you take your kids to the art museum all the time. love that.

mb said...

I love Virginia Johnson scarfs. Don't they feel like the inside of the puppy's ear?

Have a great Easter weekend. Your girls are getting so big... they are beautiful.

nicole said...

oh, lovelyness!

Anonymous said...

You have the most lovely giveaways! The scarf is a real beauty!

Amanda D.

ilanak said...

i've been exerting the utmost will power to not just run out and buy one! winning one of vj's beautiful scarves would certainly be the most fantastic solution!

Barbara said...

Well, if I win I'll give it to you.
HA Love the bold colors on girlie #1 and the floral on girlie #2.
Scarf looks beautiful.
BarG

Annie said...

looove it. just love it.

Farrell said...

Yes, please! Thank you for the chance :)

Dana said...

Beautiful Scarf. Thanks for the giveaway.

Love the girlies picture, childhood is fleeting indeed. savor every moment!

mamavalveeta03 said...

I love Virginia Johnson stuff! Her tunics are great, too. But this scarf is ultimately cool!

valhoff3 at yahoo dot com

Mrs. Potts said...

I could use a boost in the accessory department of my wardrobe! Love it!

Ashley said...

That scarf is gorgeous, and so so perfect for spring! Count me in!

-Ashley
KikiZoe86(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carolyn said...

Wow I ADORE that scarf! So perfect for Spring (and my Spring trip to NYC). ;)

The Robertsons of Mumbai said...

Beautiful scarf! I would love to add some more purple to my life!

jewelz4208 said...

Ooo I love camels-especially purple ones:-) Your girls are gorgeous.

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

BRING it on!

rebecca said...

I love anything Virginia Johnson does, so I'm stoked to have a chance at this scarf!

Gina Marie Dunn said...

Cute scarf! Great giveaway, it looks like a wonderful weight for right now and upcoming months.

Allison said...

I love the scarf! Thanks for the giveaway!

BJ and Shalene said...

Love that scarf! And love your blog!

RIA said...

i've always wanted one-- this would be perfect!

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness! What a spectacular giveaway!

Melissa said...

What a kind and lovely giveaway!

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