Besotted Brand + A Giveaway (closed)

November 3, 2011


:: update ::
Miss B has chosen a winner!
Congrats to # 89 - Sara!
Miss B notes that all the answers were so heartfelt, sweet and funny,
but that she is in love with the internet as well (madly + deeply)
Thanks for participating!



This is what packaging is all about. Have you been to over Besotted Brand yet? Miss B just recently launched her new shop that has been in the works and I have to say that it is everything lovely and wonderful. From the products, to the photographs and styling - it just reminds me how much I love design and creativity. I love creative things. and Miss B's shop is not lacking in any pretty and creative products - you must head over!

Thought I'd take some images to share with you of the lovely package I received in the mail.


So pretty right? :) If you don't have Besotted Blog in your reader, you simply must add it! Actually, this package is what got me motivated to get the lovely package exchange going again, so you can thank Miss B for that! (details to come next week!)

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Miss B has also so generously offered a $75 prize package for one lucky winner!

Win the following:
-1 large natural wood hinged box
-12 ultra luxe 4 bar flats in a light creme (it's a very slight white)
-10 true kraft envelopes
-3 mini ink pads in pewter, scarlet and white
-9 archive labels
-3 mini manila shipping tags
-1 calligraphied 'Kindly deliver to' stamp
-1 calligraphied 'p.s.' stamp
-1 mini oval hat box (so darling)
-1 Stamped 'special delivery' tag
-Wrapped in a black double satin ribbon

To enter, simply answer this question in the comments and Miss B will pick her favorite answer! Here is the question! "What one item or thing are you truly, madly, deeply in love with and why?'" Giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 8th and winner will be announced right in this post so be sure to check back!

320 hello's:

  1. I don't know if this counts as a 'thing', but I'd have to say my niece (although she's really my cousin's baby). She is the first baby in our family of the next generation and it's so sweet to see her melt everyone's hearts. It's not hard to be truly, madly, deeply in love with those chubby hands! :)

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  2. Aside from my beautiful 7 month old daughter and husband, I think the thing I am truly madly deeply in love with a stuffed black lab I bought at build a bear a few years ago to represent our beloved black lab/German Shepherd mixed dog Misha. I even named the stuffed dog Misha and had two hearts put in the stuffed dog's chest. It sleeps on the bed with us and I always hug her close. Sadly, our dog passed away 3 years ago from what we believed was heart failure, so this little stuffed black dog is even more special to me now.

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  3. love love my iphone. i know it's silly, but i really can't go anywhere without it.

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  4. There's no way I can pick ONE because I can't pick a favorite between by two beautiful boys (ages 3 and 4) and my love! I guess I could say "my family," because that's ONE thing, right? :)

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  5. The one thing that I am truly, madly, in love with is a journal my Mom gave me from when she was pregnant with me. She wrote journal entries to me about what she hoped me, how much she loved me and how her pregnancy was. She gave it to me for my 18th birthday and it's my most treasured "thing" because of how much love is written on those pages. It also doesn't hurt that it's this beautiful vintage, floral, fabric notebook either!

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  6. Pumpkin! Can I be truly, madly, deeply in love with pumpkin? Because it sure feels like I am. All day I think about pumpkin foods. Now I'm all smiles just thinking about it.

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  7. i love a giant cozy chair where i can curl up and read a book book or drink coffee.

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  8. Husband aside... :)

    I truly love my microplush blanket that I have on my bed. It's the softest thing in whole world and just makes you feel SO cozy. It's a must have for the MN winters we have.

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  9. TYPOGRAPHY! it makes me happy to the core - i dont know what i would do without it!

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  10. What a beautiful giveaway! I've been a follower of the Besotted Brand blog for a while now, and have been eagerly awaiting the shop opening! My answer to the question:

    To put it simply, besides my husband (obviously lol), I am truly, madly, and deeply in love with creating. From art, to music, to crafts, being able to produce something new and call it my own makes me come alive inside.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. It changes a lot, but right now, my Philippe Starck Louis Ghost chair!! AHH!

    And your blog is awesome. and so is besotted. Just found you from Indie Fixx!

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  12. Not counting my husband and family I would have to say I'm deeply in love with a short/fat and fuzzy little pony that completely changed my life.
    Minnow came into my life 8 years ago a past victim of neglect and taught me the true meaning of patience and love. He has been with me through some of the major milestones in my life, including attending my wedding - and not a day goes by that I am not thankful that we were able to find eachother. Just writing this about him makes me smile from ear to ear.
    Minnow makes my world such a beautiful place, and I cannot imagine my life without him.

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  13. for me, it's my off-white, baby grand kawaii piano. it was a gift from my parents when i was a teenager. the day i received it was one of the best days of my young life. i have been playing since i was 3. out of all my material possessions, it is by far my favorite and most intimate part of me. i spent many hours sitting at that piano in the dark playing my heart out... i even used to sleep under the piano. it speaks to my soul. i miss it tremendously.

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  14. What a beautiful giveaway! My favorite thing is my little stationery collection. I use it to write notes to my Grandma every few weeks, because I know how much she loves getting mail (who doesn't?). Xo, Katie

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  15. i love the 20-week ultrasound that shows our unborn baby curled up inside me, nearly kicking its own head with its foot! after going through a long journey of trying to get pregnant and having several miscarriages, the ultrasound has become a symbol of hope that we will meet this baby (due on nov. 26!) needless to say, i also love the baby - but for the longest time, hope was what i needed the most.

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  16. Aside from friends & family - I would say my favorite thing is my calligraphy pen. I think there is no greater pleasure then writing & receiving hand written letters.

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  17. since this question is regarding an item/thing and not a person (in which case i'd pick my husband!), one thing i'm completely in love with right now is TYPOGRAPHY! it's so amazing what fonts, colors, and textures can do! i can stare at typographical art all day. it's so inspiring.

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  18. i have a blankie. it's red plaid + flannel + huge! i received it as a gift during a particularly hard year for me + have snuggled up with it every night since. it's warm when you're cold + cool when you're hot. it's definitely seen better days - so i've been sloppily patching the holes with slices from comfy old t-shirts. it's perfection.
    thanks for this! what an amazing give-away.
    love, lindsay

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  19. I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with THIS. Goodness it's all so sweet and so pretty.

    But, in real life, I'd say I'm truly madly deeply in love with my knitting needles and crochet hooks. I love what they help me create out of a ball of yarn!

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  20. One item I truly cherish is a soft blanket my Grandmother gave me before she passed away when I was 10. Thankfully my husband loves it too, we have slept with it on the bed ever since moving in over 8 years ago!

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  21. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with old pyrex mixing bowls. Mixing bowls make me happy!

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  22. Knitting. It's been (besides my people, of course!) the brightest spot in my life for the past ten years. It soothes me when I am nervous, delights me when I am sad and inspires me when everything else seems so tedious. I have made lifelong friends from this simple pursuit of creating fabric from two sticks and a string. In fact, I love it so much, I've made my life's work out of it.

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  23. I'm going to go with my iPhone... not only because I cannot remember what my life was before it (or how I got anything done), but because I use it to take photos of other things I love truely, madly, deeply...

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  24. What a great little box of things :) Thank you!

    Hmmm.... one of the things I love is the handstitched toys that my grandmother made for us when we were little. One is a turtle made with fabric scraps: green and red velvet, brown tweed, paisley silk scarves, yellow ric-rac and purple buttons. It is a treasure.
    C

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  25. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. Vinyl. Be still my heart. :)

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  26. My oil paints. I love that creative outlet.

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  27. What a lovely giveaway! I would have to say I am madly in love with snail mail. I love sending it and I love receiving it. There is something about going to the mail box to find a letter that someone took the time to write to you. I just love it!:D

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  28. I am in love with my school. It took me more than 1 attempt in applying and throughout the process I never gave up. Now that I'm here, I can't see myself anywhere else. I definitely made the right decision and the most important thing I learned in this journey was to not give up, even after rejection. Good timing, and faith are components that brought me here... I am so thankful!!!!

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  29. Hands down, without question, knock-it-outta-the-park, my very favorite thing in the world are these purple teardrop earrings I bought for $1.50. I know that makes me sound certifiable, but they are the perfect shape, color, weight and size. And if all that weren't enough, they cost me a whole big fat buck-and-a-half! Now if that ain't a kick in the pants, I don't know what is.

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  30. I love Besotted Brand! And one thing I'm deeply in love with is animal patterned clothes (not animal print, eh?). If you open my wardrobe you'll find a whole jungle printed in dresses, coats and accessories :P ...

    Miki.
    mikimiannetta(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Though my husband might contend with this, one thing I am deeply in love with is my Canon AE-1 film camera. Photography is a wonderful way to preserve memories and moments and channel a little creativity at the same time. I always have a camera on me.

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  32. Well, besides my little family, my favorite thing is probably my antique Singer sewing machine. It's the only thing I have that was my great-grandmother's and it's the sewing machine that my mom learned to sew on and that she used to make her wedding dress. I rescued it from a "to the dump" pile that my grandmother had at her house and now it's sitting in my sewing room. The best part is that it still works!

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  33. As it's extremely difficult to choose just one item that I love, it would have to be this Flowering Twig Pencil that I purchased from Anthropologie. I use it for school and decoration. It's inspirational to me because the twig aspect represents my love of nature & trees & everything! Whereas the pencil aspect represents my love of writing and expressing my thoughts onto paper as well as my thirst for knowledge.

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  34. currently I am deeply in love with a memory I made last December with my man. We went to San Francisco for the day and visited union square in the evening right after sunset. Everything was decorated for Christmas. We stood next to the skating rink right in front of the Macy's building which was decorated with dozens of wreathes. It was cold so my handsome man held me in his arms. As the crowds, the lights and the sounds of the city enveloped us I wanted time to stand still.

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  35. My coffee mug. Granted, I usually have a different one for each season. It's one of the first things I see in the morning, it keeps me warm and cozy during the day, and it always brings a smile to my face!

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  36. I am truly, madly, and deeply in love with Anne of Green Gables. The books. The movies. The lifestyle. It reminds me to be feisty & melodramatic, to love and be loved, to spend time outside, and to enjoy the beauty all around! Not to mention the need for cherry cordial every once in a while.

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  37. My favorite thing is when my 16 year old boy comes up beside me and kisses my cheek...he is 6'4" and I love the surprise every time...I also realize I won't always have those kisses- or at least not as often..so I cherish each and every one! They bring tears to my eyes without fail...what a gift love is- to love and be loved :) Thanks, Becky J abcjones@comcast.net

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  38. I am madly and deeply in love with my pointe shoes. Everytime I see them it reminds me of my hard work and determination. It reminds me of the discipline I have learned from dance and it even reminds me of the pain from the hard work. Most of all it reminds me of beauty. Dance is a beautiful form of expression that I have been doing for 20 years. It teaches you a lot about yourself and life. So I'm madly in love with those shoes.

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  39. Oh wow, this is beautiful. Thank you SO much for offering this giveaway. I really like the little bags. <3

    Ok, the one thing I am {currently} madly, deeply in love with is an antique watering pail I bought to hold my knitting supplies. I am intrigued by the history of it as I wonder how many women, men, or little ones carried it EVERY day hauling water. It inspires me to appreciate my luxuries and hold onto a grateful heart. I especially love the worn handles because it shows LIFE in action. It is a symbol of humanity, of survival, and of our strong spirits that we've had throughout generations.

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  40. I am madly and deeply in love with my books. I couldn't possibly choose just one - each one takes me to different places in my imagination, and in my past.. the places I was when I was reading each particular one. They're my obsession, and it's an addiction that grows with each book I add to my collection.

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  41. Aside from my lovely family, friends, cats, and the gorgeous New England weather outside my window, I absolutely love a beautiful piece of mail. From the mix of vintage and modern stamps to the tearing of a bright colored envelope. With all the different handwriting styles -- like my mother's bubbly cursive and my 6 year old cousin's backwards "r"s, what's not to love?! I'm always searching for new paper, envelopes, or card stock to send full of snippets of newspaper or an old picture of a loved one. I love receiving letters just as much as sending them! Going to check the mail right now!

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  42. I am truly, madly , and deeply in love with food. I am grumpy and sad without it and ecstatic/joyful when I'm with it. I especially love food from different cultures. Yum.

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  43. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with my belly dancing classes. I have never been the athletic type, but ever since I've started, I have been happier, more positive, not to mention happier in my own skin! These dance classes have helped to inspired me to be more active, creative, and to love myself.

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  44. With the colder weather rolling I am madly in love with a handmade (by my great grandmother) quilt that keeps me warm while hanging out on the couch. It always reminds me that someone loved me enough to set down for hours and hours to put it together and its a one of a kind.

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  45. I think, quite honestly, it is the intense and passionate colors of life. I find these colors in the people that I meet and in the people that I love; I find it in the things that I create and in the feelings that I have. There are even colors in my soul. I'm in love with the spectrum of colors in my life.

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  46. my chihuahua, Emmett. . . he's not so much an object or a thing, but he is world's best snuggler, keeps me warm on cool nights, and is one darn good road trip partner. He is the best gift I ever recieved, I can't even think of my world without him. He is also the reason I can never bring a man home (he gets a bit jealous). He is 9 pounds of tail, ears & heart, and he has me wrapped around his little paw.

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  47. I am madly, deeply in love with knitting and crochet. I love the idea of taking some yarn and some needles and making wonderful, beautiful things for all my friends and loved ones.

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  48. I should probably say something like, "my engagement ring" or "my wedding ring," but honestly, it's a toss-up between a teapot and a collage. The teapot was my grandfather's (he was a pilot), and the collage was made when he passed away. It contains bits of paper from his life - flight logs, blueprints, photos, etc. I absolutely treasure them both.

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  49. The one thing I am truly, madly, deeply in love with are my just below the knee, brown boots. The look great with jeans tucked in or with a dress or...pretty much anything. Best of all, when I wear them I stand just a little bit taller because I know I look good!

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  50. I was able to get my hands on an old school desk from 1945. There is storage under the seat and the solid wood has so much character. I have it sitting in my room and I often stare at it with amazement, so much time and quality went into this desk and it looks so good. As silly as I sound, sometimes I sit and look at it, sometimes I sit in it (and barely fit) but I am madly, deeply in love with my LUCK of finding it.

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  51. The one thing that I am truly, madly, deeply in love with in my copy of 'A Wrinkle in Time'. This book got me through everything growing up, from being horribly teased to being lonely to just plain old bad days. It was (and is) my security blanket. It's a wonderful vintage copy from the early 70's, passed down from my mom, complete with that perfect book smell and well worn pages.

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  52. I do not know if is ok like a things, but today I've discovered to be pregnant! And I am truly in love whit this new life in me!
    Veronica

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  53. An old farmhouse table that was passed down from my grandma, to my mom, to me. It has five lighter spots where the wood is worn from my family eating dinner together every night. We still have it in our kitchen and eat all our meals there together.

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  54. I love my record player. It was my uncles who passed away and it's not only sentimental but its also a great way to honor him and provide fun entertainment with friends.

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  55. I'm only a little embarrassed to say that I'm in love with my iPhone because it is the answer to anything I want to know, right in my pocket; it brings me beauty and inspiration whenever I need it, via Pinterest and my reader filled with beautiful blogs (like oh, hello friend and besotted!); it allows me to have constant contact with my husband and daughter at home while I'm at the office; it allows my daughter's grandparents to video chat with her so that she sees their faces and they can watch her grow and change as often as they want instead of only when we can all travel; it helps train me to run and keeps count of my calories so I can lose 20 lbs. I truly don't know how I would live without it!!

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  56. My newly found favorite thing is blogs like oh, hello friend and under the sycamore. Since I've discovered the world of creative, pretty, and inspiring blogs, I've become addicted. I've been inspired to include lovely things in my day-to-day life, which in turn makes me find joy in simple things such as a pretty item sitting on my windowsill. I look forward to following the Besotted Blog now, too!

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  57. When I think of being in love I think about my fiance Travis, our home together, and our two dogs. They are the loves of my life and together we are a happy loving family. I couldn't imagine my life without them.

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  58. The thing that I am truly, madly, deeply in love with is my bookshelf cause it contains all those beautiful books that I have. I am in love with reading and I live in a world of dreamland thanks to my books=)

    Best,

    Güngör

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  59. That would have to be my blanket from childhood. And of course i ripped it to shreds, so now theres only a small section left. But i love the way it gets cold, and then feels when i touch it. and the way it smells is so comforting. If i'm ever feeling down, or sad i just grab my blankie, and use it to comfort me. There's just something about childhood items that make you feel better.

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  60. I am absolutely butt crazy in love with the city of Barcelona :) even typing the name makes me all warm and fuzzy. The architecture, the people, the food, the wine, the sea... even the pickpockets LOL... That city will always have my heart

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  61. lying on the sand on the beach at night. living in NYC, this is the best place to see the stars. this is where I go with my love to soothe our souls and to be in awe of life and nature

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  62. I hope it doesn't sound weird when I say my camera because it captures lovely views, wonderful moments and stores great memories of life (:

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  63. I think the thing I am truly, madly, deeply in love with is a little cloth diaper pin from a baby shower when my mother was pregnant with me. My grandmother saved it and growing up she would pull it out of this little wallet she had and tell me that it was my little diaper. Being one of like 20 grandchildren (mom's the youngest of nine) it was nice to have something that was just mine with her. When I turned 15 she gave it to me as a birthday present with a bracelet. None of my friends understood why I cried when I opened the box, but it was the best gift ever. I still have it in a keepsake box.

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  64. painting (art not walls)

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  65. the love letters of a long, lost love that i held on to for 16 years. that long, lost love has now been my husband for one year and six months.

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  66. Beautiful giveaway!

    My most treasured item is my teddy bear. She was given to me when I was born and 32 years later is still in my life. I may not sleep with her or take her on all my trips anymore (that stopped in my 20's. ;) haha) but she has been with me through my whole life! She's seen the tears, the laughter, the heartache and the happiness. I love Teddy! :)

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  67. Coffee. Not just because it is something I have every single day, but because I met my husband at a coffee shop, we gave out coffee as a wedding favor, we comfort each other with coffee when we have a bad day and it is the thing that gets us up out of bed together in the morning (we have really busy schedules, so coffee time is the one time of the day we are guaranteed to be together) :)

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  68. I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with paper. paper in any and every form: stationary, envelopes, tags, scrapbooks, notebooks, diaries, even boxes! Love it all!

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  69. Gosh, this is difficult. Other than people...

    I'm in love with an idea. The idea that ONE day, even though it won't be any time soon, I'm going to get to England. Finally. I'm going to cross Abbey Road in London. I'm going to walk the halls of the Natural History Museum. I'm going to visit the Lake District and walk in Beatrix Potter's footsteps. One day it's going to happen, and I'm in love with that! :)

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  70. Yes besides my beautiful baby boy and husband of course, it's old vintage books, especially children's books! There's something so special and charming about them, the worn linen and leather covers, the creamy white soft read pages, and I love to read the endearing messages that were left for loved ones! They are always so inspiring to read! My ideal night; cuddling up by the fire with a cup of tea, crotched blanket from MeeMaw, flipping the pages of a well read book....

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  71. the sapphire necklace my parents gave me before my wedding. i have sadly misplaced it and just cannot get over the idea that i may have..gasp..lost it : (

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  72. i'm really in love with any cute little potted plant :) i love having something living in every room.

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  73. My husband of 30 years....he is the most kind person you will ever meet. He does not know a stranger. The most helpful and loving man. He cries at sad movies and laughs at all of my jokes....what more can a girl ask for.

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  74. My mom and dad's photographs. I have them all, and have been scanning them in. They are such an amazing treasure-photos of them as children, of their siblings, of my grandparents and great grandparents, of my dad's time in the military...I look at them over and over again and always notice new details. I dream about why each photo was taken and what was going on when it was. It is such an amazing thing to get a glimpse into a time before me. :-)

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  75. I recently scanned all my old letters and cards that I have received. It was fun to go back and read through them. I realized just how much I cherish the letters from my grandmother and sister. They bring me such happiness when I read them, and I am so thankful to have that part of my/our history written down. I will always hold them dear to me!

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  76. I love my freckles. As a child I HATED them because I was often teased over them, but as an adult I have come to love them as a unique piece of me and I wouldn't have it any other way!

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  77. This may be your best giveaway yet! I am truly madly deeply in love with my a dress my grandmother gave me that she wore when she was my age. Its such a romantic dress. I feel so special and bonded with her when I wear it! Seen here and here!

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  78. I adore boxes, especially wooden ones. As a child, I collected many that I would lovingly display atop my dresser. My mother put them away long ago, but I long to recreate that collection. Wooden boxes are the best because of the craftsmanship and beauty which cannot be outdone! And a box filled with yummy goodness such as the Besotted one makes the box a treasure, indeed!! Thank you so much for the chance to win such a treasure!

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  79. I looove vintage furniture, specially a vinyl record player that was my grandma´s.

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  80. Paper. I never really had a true passion for anything until I started crafting and realized that my love of all things paper is what makes me happy. I've found my calling!

    This is a great giveaway - so beautiful! Crossing my fingers. amy.nalette@gmail.com

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  81. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with the new "mother-daughter" journal I purchased. I read about this concept of such a journal and I knew instantly it was a tradition I wanted to start with my daughters. We take turns writing notes to one another and asking each other questions. I know it will help us keep communicating on a deeper level as they grow up and will offer as a great keepsakes once they are grown.

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  82. My one and only thing I love is my pen. My Japanese pen of .3 font, available in multiple colors but I almost always overstock myself on their dark blue ink. With it I can be whoever I want to be, writer, designer, organizer, and artist. With it by myside, it is more reliable than my phone because ink lasts longer than batteries. It allows me to express my thoughts, write notes in every single space and angle of a page. It also helps me to keep in touch with friends - through written word, handwritten addressed envelopes. I would die without my pen. I'd truly be lost.

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  83. I'm madly in love with an ugly doll (supposedly ugly looking plushie) that my boyfriend gave to me three years ago when I went to another country to see him even though we were broken up at that time. Every time I look at this ugly little thing I'm reminded of our relationship that seemed once so lost and is now the most cherished thing in my life.

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  84. I have never been a stuffed animal person, save for when I was a little child. Throughout college I was surprised to find many girlfriends who adorned their bed with stuffed animals. When my fiance moved to California (from South Carolina) to begin grad school shortly after we were engaged, he showed me his childhood teddy bear. It was soft and worn, a warm grey that hinted at a past life of chocolate brown. Since he was a baby this bear, Ballew, joined him in his crib until it one day as a teenager took a place on his shelf. "I want you to have it," he said, handing it to me. I declined at first, afraid of what would happen if I damaged such a precious item, but on the day he left, I took it home with me. It has been five months now and Ballew joins me in bed every night and occasionally even sits in on a skype date. This little, unassuming bear is one of the most precious things I have.

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  85. What thing am I madly in love with -
    One day I wanted to do some gardening & talked about wanting to get some bird houses for my back yard.....
    Soon thereafter I went into the back yard to find a rather large A frame hand made bird house made my my (at the time) very young son. It was nailed to a tree a little wonky. The wood was crooked, the nails askew, And I do believe it was a little drafty - But the birds loved it & so did I !!!!!What a thoughtful little boy....
    And a very pleased mommy ;)

    The only thing I lived more than that adorable bird house is the young man who made it

    Thanks for asking the question that made me think of it today !!!!!

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  87. How gorgeous! These pictures and her shop make my heart sing! Aside from the obvious answer of hubby and puppy, I am truly, madly, deeply in love with my "correspondence corner." I love to go there and pick out a notecard, a few fun things to adorn the envelope, some antique stamps, and my personalized return stamp, and create a greeting to ship off to a loved one. I love the tiny outlet of creativity and the thought that their day will be brightened when they get it. And, I think it's safe to say that I am now madly in love with Besotted!

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  88. I am totally in love with the internet. I owe so much to this online world for shaping who I am. I love having an infinite amount of information at my fingertips and being able to learn anything at any moment! I love how the blogging community has opened up so much than I would have ever known, from all sorts of amazing jobs people hold to creating your own career and everything in between. I love the diversity of perspective, the passion found in those who create a website simply because they love it, the amazing photography of places I would have never heard of otherwise. I honestly can go on for days about this and it doesn't even matter if I win (although it would be totally amazing) because I cannot stop professing my love for the internet!

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  89. i truly, absolutely am in love with shiner bock, and i truly, absolutely never really drink beer. but it reminds me of my family far, far away in texas, and anytime i find a grocery store that carries it, i just happily, fondly, gladly think about them all. <3

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  90. Other than my husband and child (I feel like we are all stating that disclaimer, ha ha), I am loving (madly, truly and all that) Instagram! Such a cool way to put a unique spin on everyday images...I swear Instagram made the (kinda creepy) orange, pumpkin-shaped rice krispie treat I made for my 2 year old look cool.

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  91. I am totally in love with a ceramic pomegranate my husband and I bought on our very first trip to Greece. It's handmade using special glazing and firing techniques and we developed a certain kinship with the woman who made it when we bought it. It brings back all of those memories every time I look at it. (I would be completely over the moon if I won this gift box. It's so beautiful!)

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  92. I would have to say my camera. Not only does it [partially] provide me with income, but it is a way of sharing with others the way that I view the world. That is what makes photos so interesting! It is also a way to document a fleeting moment that could otherwise be lost. It is a precious feeling, and I just love the sound of the shutter...

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  93. Oh, man...what a dreamy giveaway! Husband, kids, Bible aside...my most cherished item is a leather-bound book my husband presented me when he proposed. Early on in our relationship he began to chronicle our dates, discussions, special times together, hard times together...he captured most of our courtship in words. There is a 'silence' in the book during the months we were broken-up. He often wrote things before he told them to me...and I cherish each and every word. On the night of our engagement he gave me a lovely ring and the book...I do love my diamond, but I'd part with it in a moment if it meant I could keep the book. We've been married nearly 9 years, and I love having things written down that I may have otherwise forgotten. Oh, and it was a complete surprise to me...I didn't know the book existed until he read the final entry aloud to me...the book ends with "will you marry me."

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  94. I am, sweet friends, Truly, Honestly, Deeply in love with Life. As a subjective concept, as a day to day felt monotony, as a roller-coaster ride. As a huge dam of emotions, as a perceived overload of sensations. Life! what would we be without it? Where would we be without it? We never know how much to cherish the taken-for-granted-fact that we are alive. We have choice, we have love, we are all here together, with so much possibility.

    i don't know whether Life is a 'thing' or whether amidst a love of material objects, loving Life is an appropriate answer. But i also love truthfulness and right now, that is my truth. and i dare say, the way one can see the amount of effort put into the lovely giveaway, the maker of said package indeed loves life too.

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  95. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with a dress that I received as a gift from my boyfriend for birthday .... I wanted it for a long time, it was really a magnificent gift, I love it also because it wears well ....

    the besotted blog is fantastic, wow, I'm happy to follow it :)

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  96. I love nail polish! I think it's an art of self-expression and there is so much you can do with it!

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  97. Ooo what a great giveaway! Is it terrible that one of the first things that sprang to mind is my 50mm f/1.4 lens? It is truly one of the best investments I've ever made and has carried me through all the trial and error of learning, improving and fine-tuning my photography. I wouldn't be the photographer I am today without it!

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  98. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with a pocket watch that has an owl face on it. It was given to me as a present, last Christmas, by my big sis whom i adore. She knows i'm a huge fan of owls and everything they stand for: knoledge, mistery, wisdom. What made me love owls is a fond memory of the past, of my childhood. We used to spend oir time at one of my Grandmothers gardens where all you can see was green and field with huge, old trees. And one month a family of 4 owls stayed there. While glancing at them with huge, curious eyes, i could imagine my family: 2 bigger one - mom and dad, and 2 little ones- me and my sister.
    That's why this pocket watch necklace means a lot to me...

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  99. I am in love with my grandmothers singer sewing machine. My grandmother used to sew all of my baby doll clothes, and taught me a lot of the skills that I used to create my artwork today. I always think of her, and the wonderful memories we made when I am using the machine.

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  100. Sentimental alert :)

    When I was living a thousand miles away from him, my sweetheart made me a wooden box where I could keep all the letters he wrote.

    He stained it, lined it with my favorite fabric from French General and its filled with everything he sent me while I was away. He carved a little bird ornament out of wood and it sits with the letters and other trinkets he sent me. We're not together anymore, though he's still my best friend, and I read the letters when I'm feeling especially blue.

    If there were a fire, its the first thing I'd grab ... (besides my baby blankie, which I still have) :) Its handmade and so precious to me that he made it. Like a time capsule

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  101. in love with my wedding ring. totally surprised when i got engaged and the ring was PERFECT!!(i didn't even pick it out)

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  102. I just received an amazing blanket from a friend that is SO warm and cuddly, its perfect for the season. Best part, it was a 'just because' gift - aren't those the best kind?!!?

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  103. husband and kids are obvious choices :)
    but as far as a tangible goodie i love, i would have to say that i love LOVE LOVE having a good camera. i'm no pro with it by any means, but it's such an extension of my own eye. i can narrow down what i want to see and tell a great story with just a simple image.

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  104. I am truly and deeply in love with my cross stitching thread. I have a lot of different skeins in all different colours and they are just so beautiful to look at. I love picking the colours for a new project and I like how calm and focussed I feel when I am stitching.

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  105. Hmm that would definitely have to be the glass pen my friend carried all the home from her travels in Italy. I adore nibbed pens and she (rightly) knew I would love this one. I love how thoughtful and careful she was to bring it home safe and sound.

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  106. Maybe it'll sound child-ish, but I'm in love with a toy, stuffted rabbit called Fifinka. I got her from my dad when I was 1 year old. He was late for my family birthday party, he actualy came when only one half of my cake was leaving, but gave my the best gift ever, my dear rabbit girl. So I have a photo of my loving father, me, Fifinka and a half of cake from that party :)

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  107. There's just so much that I love, how will I ever settle on one thing?
    It can't be a clothing piece because my love for that changes too quickly...so let me choose something that can withstand the test of time.
    Hm, how about my pen? It's just an ordinary pen, it doesn't hold any special meaning nor does it look unique in any way, it's just a pen...with my scratches on it. I love it because it enables me to be creative, to write, to draw, to doodle, to express my life and sketch out my passions <3 it lets me create.
    I know it's a silly item to love, but I think it's one of those items that people take for granted because of technology.

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  108. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with my little vintage camera. I want to start a collection, and it's my first one!

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  109. the old letters my parents exchanged before I was born.
    They were typed on a typewriter that my father used to write all his screenplays on and I even tattooed part of one of the letters on my forearm. Now I collect old love letters from strangers back when the precious art of writing snail mail was valued and a sign of respect.

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  110. What a great giveaway! I have been lusting after everything in that shop!

    One thing that I am truly, madly, and deeply in love with is my wedding ring. If I ever take it off and forget to put it back on, I panic a little bit when I look at my finger and it's not there. I don't panic because I'm afraid I've lost a shiny ring (come on, what girl doesn't like a little sparkle?) but it shows that I'm married! Yes, it can ward off creepers too. My marriage is the most important thing to me in the whole world. My ring says, "Yup, that guy married me".

    (We married young and quickly - we had only known each other for a year and a half on our wedding day. It's always a little fun to shock people when I tell them I'm 23 and have been married for over 3 years).

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  111. oh man. i am madly in love with the internet. ;) oh yeah, and my husband. and my future cute poofy fuzzy dog. LOVE!

    Sara M
    ilovemyhippo@aol.com

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  112. I am in love with my watercolour paints, it's fun to be creative off the computer and i love the unpredictability of how the colours mix and the lovely effect on textured paper.

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  113. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with BVLGARI Pour Femme perfume. The scent is sophisticated, seductive and makes me feel confident. I've used this perfume everyday for over the past 5 years (and even spritz before bedtime)!

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  114. my french bulldog kody! is that an item? she makes me happy just by being around me. i lover her to bits and pieces!

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  115. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with a gorgeous watercolor painting of myself and my little brother. It hangs in my living room where everyone can see. My husband gave this to me as a wedding gift, which happened to be just 3.5 weeks after my brother passed away suddenly. This gift was the most thoughtful gift I have ever received, and I am so lucky to have this gorgeous piece of art hanging in my home, knowing my brother is always watching and with us:)
    teri12481@hotmail.com

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  116. Boyfriend aside...

    The smell of the earth after the rain. Actually, just what hits all of the senses after a glorious rainshower — glowing, clean moss, deep earthy smell, everything is a bit quiet and damp... it's so amazing. My favorite feeling in the whole world.

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  117. i am truly madly and deeply in love with some freckles. each of my three kiddos has a freckle in a unique spot (under a chin, next to an ear, at the outer edge of an eye) and i just adore them.

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  118. Hmm possible my rings.. I was so happy when I got them! I know as soon as I post this I'll think of something else, though..

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  119. This may be a bit of a cop out, but I love the ultimate stationery set because I really feel it has the best of the best in it. I love sampler packs period, but this is like a sampler to the MAX. The box is so well put together that I love each and every item in it and would love to buy it!

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  120. My super uber sweet, soft, and snuggly puppy, Seamus! He's the most gorgeous black lab you've ever seen and the sweetest you'll ever know.

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  121. If there's one thing I'm truly in love with is... BOOKS! I just can't live without them. Despite the technologies nowadays, printed paper still has this magical effect. My eyes brighten whenever I see a bookshelf filled with books. Or simply on a coffee table. Books are one the source of my inspiration, and the one that fuels me up whenever I feel a little time for myself...

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  122. the only thing that i have left from my grandmother is a gold locket. i like to wear it some day where i want to have her near. its like a comfort jewellery :)

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  123. Several years ago, my mother gave me a bluebird pin that was hers as a child. The enamel of it is worn thin and completely missing in some spots -- whenever she was worried as a little girl, she would rub it and be comforted. Whenever I wear it now, I'm reminded that if I'm ever worried, I always have my mother and her love.

    And just for fun, here's a photo of it that I took for a college photography class:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoorayfortype/2479911124/

    Lovely giveaway!

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  124. I am most madly, deeply in love with my stuffed puppet koala. I've owned this treasure for the last 16 years and has been the thing I ran to cry on when all 4 of my grandparents passed away. When I was little, I would even talk to him like he was my best friend. Til this day, everyone (even my parents) make fun of me that I haven't thrown him away. He's too important to me to throw away.

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  125. I am most madly deeply in love with my bunny Jake. He's a pretty bunny and he knows it. He pushes us around for carrots, but one standing on his hind legs to beg and we're melting. Whenever I come home I look forward to him running laps around the living room and them flopping from exhaustion and staring up at us. He pokes our feet with his little wet nose for pets and how can you deny this little furry ball the satisfaction of being loved! I just adore the little guy and he always brightens my day!

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  126. The one thing I am truly, madly, deeply in love with is this scrap of pink paper that my grandmother wrote my Chinese name on when I was young. I've always kept it around as I don't know how to write it myself. Now that she's gone, it means even more to me and I always keep it up on the wall.

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  127. I am SO in love with the calligraphy thank you hand stamp. It takes me back to summers at my cottage when I was in grade 4. I would always run through the screen door to find my Grandmother handwriting thank you notes. At this point I was just learning how to write cursive and I would fixate my eyes on her pen as it curved and swooped to complete a sentence. My grandparents had decided to build our cottage so there was much thanks to be given to the families who came together in helping us keep it up and running. I will never forget the sincerity and beauty of each letter she wrote. These hand stamps bring me right back to this memory. They are the loveliest.

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  128. I am truly in love with my journal. it holds a lot of life in such a small notebook.

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  129. One thing I'm absolutely in love with is the way my little pooch wakes me in the a.m. Chloe (a white fluffy bichon) sneaks in front of my face, stretches her front paws out, rest her chin on her legs and waits until I acknowledge her (all while her tail wags). It's the cutest thing and it never gets old. =)

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  130. I am in love with the quilt that my aunts, great aunts, cousins, and grandma made for me. It means the world that they'd work so hard on it for me and love me enough to do so before I was even born. I sleep with it and feel their warmth every night.

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  131. if i have to chose an actual item (other than a family member) i'd have to say my road bike. it keeps me in shape, makes me feel good about myself, and never gives me a hard time for riding too long - or too short.

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  132. i am madly, deeply in love with my savior Jesus who loves me no matter how many times i put my foot in my mouth, encourages me on days when i'm too tired to think, and has blessed me with the most amazing husband and wonderful children!!!

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  133. Since we have to choose an item, I'd say the new pen I just got. The ink flows really well and I'm excited about all of the things I'm going to write with it from letters to friends to notes from meetings for work.

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  134. truly + madly + deeply
    in love
    with
    pinterest!
    yeah yeah, i know...it's more of an addiction really

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  135. So first of all that box is sooo lovely! :) And the one thing I am truly, madly and deeply in love with right now... hmmmmm.... is probably my computer. As lame as that sounds, I do all of my work from it. It does a lot of things for me, and I love it for that!

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  136. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with my grandfather's old globe. My sweet Papa passed away two days before my return from a semester abroad in Spain. He cared so much for his family and was so selfless that he asked my mother not to tell me until I got home. He didn't want me to be sad while I was away from home.

    He left me that globe, and I treasure it more than anything. I got a tin of vintage map pins, and I've stuck one into every country I've visited. Every time I spin that old globe, I am reminded of how much my Papa loved me.

    - Lindsay

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  137. I am madly in love with inspiration, especially how it can be found anywhere!

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  138. FOOD! I love everything about it, the smell, the texture, finding new restaurants, hole in the walls, family run businesses, weird combinations, a simple soup, anything with sweet potato or pumpkin pie flavor!

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  139. The sky. Nothing else gets so much emotion out of me; the majestic colors tug my heartstrings. It prepares me for my day as I walk to class every morning, makes me want to run, dance and sing, inspires my art and crafting and gives me such strength and faith.

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  140. My son of course, he's four, and the new phrases that he comes up every day always brings a smile to my face. And if I'm ever down, or sick, he's very quick to bring me 'medicine', and all of his toys and his favourite blanket to help make me feel better.

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  141. I have tons of things I love of course.But not being modest but I love myself. If I wasn't in this world I wouldn't know the most beloved things I cherish to my heart!! My family, my friends, my little doggie! And the most is my 2 year grand daughter, I hope I have many MANY wonderful healthy years with her! She has brought so much love into our family that was falling apart. She is our little angel for real!
    This is a super giveaway so I would also say.. I love this too!!! = ) Thank you!

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  142. For some reason, this was hard for me to answer. I couldn't think of anything. I had to ask the one who knows me best, and my husband quickly replied, "Well, you are pretty crazy about your camera." *head smack* Of course I am! I've had a camera since I was about 8 years old. I just got my first DSLR a year ago (I'm a bit of a film nut and miss spending all my Saturdays in the darkroom), and I hardly ever put it down. When we go places, I typically don't buy souvenirs because, for me, the purpose of a souvenir is to remind me of my visit, and I get all that when I look back at my photo albums. So, yes, my favorite thing is my camera.

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  143. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with a dress my third aunt sewed for my Barbie when I was a child. It was made out of this pastel floral textile and the design looked like it came straight out of the 1950s. It was so old fashioned and I used to complain about it all the time. Now, it's one of the few things that remind me of her after she died. And I love it to pieces.

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  144. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with (and it sounds childish...) my blankie! I only recently gave up sleeping with it, but it was one thing I have had and slept with since birth. It is so special that it almost took on the personification of an actual living thing! Oh I miss sleeping with it sometimes...

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  145. My Olympus Trip 35. It was my grandpa's, and after he passed away, my granny gave it to me and told me to take beautiful pictures like those he used to take of my family <3

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  146. I am truly, deeply, & madly in love with my doggy! I just love her to death! She's a tiny maltese with a big heart.

    so.minna@gmail.com

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  147. My seven thousand dollar channel bag? JK! My cactus plant sitting in front the computer, named Jake. He protects me from the computer screen radiation, gives me a small fresh air in my room, makes me smile every time, and one day maybe he will share a drop of water if I am too lazy to go downstairs. Jake is truly generous!

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  148. Definitely my kitties, Bobby and Snoekie and my puppy, Morris!

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  149. Ok, the thing that's not family or pets haha.. I have a box of letters from when my mom and my dad were first married and he was in the navy and they wrote back and forth.. back in the 70s. :) they have both passed away now, so i think i cherish more than anything.

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  150. I've never been smitten with something until I walked into my first darkroom. The smell of the chemicals and the dimmed lights, if you're lucky, maybe some music in good company. Film has a certain allure to it that digital cannot match, the mystery of what gets burned onto a negative for eternity and the all possibility, the potential that comes in a good roll of 35mm. Cameras have always been a part of my life and photography is what I'm perusing as a career, loading film into a camera and hearing that shutter reminds me just how beautiful life is and how lucky I am to be able to capture it.

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  151. Seeing my family all together in one place. We're spread out all over the world so, there's always a lot of exuberant squealing that goes on when we finally see eachother again :D

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  152. Life, it's so full of surprises and beauty, you never know what you will see one day to the next from beautiful people to beautiful flowers blossoming in the cracks of the side walk. There are dark days but they always end and it's very rare not to find at least a tiny amount of beauty in everything.

    Kezia
    velocityofgary@yahoo.com

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  153. Geeze Tristan! Girl that's a hard one. I was thinking maybe my book (A Course in Miracles) or gorganzola cheese or a chocolately Bordeaux but really I mean really if it's something I truly love it's my husband. He's pretty awesome.
    So there you go, a kinda boring answer to a great question!
    XO
    Sam

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  154. A purple box that my Dwayne gave me, couple months ago. There are some love letter on it, a fake snow and cute eraser.

    I just don't expect that when my Dwayne gave it to me. He knows me well. I really love the box and the things inside it <3

    --
    Fathin Anjani
    anjani.fathin@gmail.com

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  155. This may sound weird, but I'm truly mad about the little swirl of hair on my daughter's back. We call it her furry back because she has little peach fuzz, and there's an area in the upper middle part of her back that has this cute little swirl of hair/fuzz, whatever you want to call it. It makes me smile and laugh because it's so cute and unique to her.
    flowerpower0097 at live dot com

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  156. The lopsided grin upon waking and her saying Hi Mommy. I waited many many years for that and cherish every moment. Oh--and an awesome cuppa of jo, can not live without my coffee :)

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  157. I am truly madly deeply in love with craved stamps, wood boxes, my collection of old photos of my family and my friends and every time I look at the photos I try to remerber the old stories I heard. I love the stamp I found in the things of my grandfather when he died (8 years ago). I love some old books of my aunt and uncles when they were in school. I love Indie stuff. I love beautiful blogs that inspire me and continue to encourage me to keep foward, and reminde me of other beautiful things in life. ( 3rd attemp of giveways from october 2011)

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  158. turly madly in love with my fiesta wear we received as wedding gifts earlier in the year. even if it is the most boring of meal- i love the bright colors they add to dinner!

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  159. I am in love with kraft paper! I really love the natural, handmade look kraft paper gives to a project. It's so versatile too - like the little black dress of crafting - dress it up or down. :)

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  160. me and my husband met when we were in high school and like some teenagers do i kept a little box of our things, you know...memories and trinkets, etc. as we grew up the box just got more and more full and now to look back on it...it is just really precious to me. and i'm only 26! imagine when we're 66...it is such a gift to be able to look back on life [good & bad] and see how the Lord shaped and grew us, individually & together!

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  161. Thank you for the discovery ! This blog is a wonderful place to discover new great things !

    I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with my plush turtle (you can find a picture on my blog - in french, sorry - here : http://www.mnemosune.fr/2011/09/29/de-lhistoire-du-doudou/). It is the best gift I received.
    It gives me warm when I need, it is my confidant and the best source of smile and affection.

    Have a lovely day !

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  162. I have a 22 year old stuffed animal pig cleverly named Piggy Pig Tran that my sweet mother gifted me when I was 5. He's two feet in length and allegedly used to be pink, but now remains a soft broken-in gray. I've done life with Piggy as a child who needed someone to sit in her make believe classroom. I've done life with Piggy as I awkwardly transitioned to my teenage years and needed something to hold when the boy I was crushing on didn't reciprocate my feelings. I did life with Piggy when I was in college, pulling all nighters for papers, hanging out with friends and meeting my to-be husband Jon. I do life with Piggy now as a 27 year old woman who's been married three and half years and has to occasionally share snuggling rights to Piggy with her husband. Piggy is the object amongst all other objects that holds my greatest affections and I can't imagine doing life without him!

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  163. Ha, I can't think of anything ~ well actually I think of everything but can't seem to narrow it down to just one ~ not a bad problem to have I suppose.
    Anyway, absolutely LOVE this gorgeous package, everything is so beautiful and it is so beautifully presented ~ will check it out, thanks!!

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  164. I am truly madly deeply in love with my bedroom. It's HUGE, with a slanted cathedral ceiling, 12 foot floor to ceiling window, wall of bookcases and a comfy bed. It's the comfiest and brightest place to be on a chilly winter day.

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  165. Oh wow, I was checking out Besotted Brand recently and fell in love with all those pretty things. Can't help but enter this competition, now!

    Forgetting the living, breathing creatures in my flat, the one thing I truly love this minute is my old desk, which is painted in teal and light green; bought from a vintage market. I use it to house all my stationery, so needless to say, it's valuable for many, many reasons :)

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  166. I am loving Miss B's shop and all the goodies in it! And I'm especially thrilled to be collaborating with her on the custom calligraphy stamps. The quality and packaging she has created make my letter proud:)

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  167. Oops! I meant make my "letters"proud :)

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  168. Aside from my family I'd have to say paper, all abou paper. That's why I own a shop called madeinpaper.com and I love it as you can see: http://www.aplacefortwiggs.com/2011/11/local-markets-made-in-paper/

    I doesn't knows if it counts, but I trully love it!!! : )

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  169. the Kings of Kings--Jesus. Truly He is....
    {then my husband + my 3 wee ones}
    I love Tristan's products--
    & my friend is making her wedding dress!

    xo
    kara

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  170. Love? Deeply and Madly? Beauty. the beauty in the world, and in people, and in myself, and in my son, and in my husband. I love to see how other people try to capture beauty through art and photography and their craft. I love to see how other people represent beauty through service and kindess in every day situations. And I love to try and find beauty each day, either in the things I do, or the things other people do....

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  171. I am truly madly deeply in love with a TABLE, as ridiculous as it sounds. Why? Well, in college my landlord rented out my room for the summer since I was going to be gone. The person who stayed there left this aged hardwood, handmade table with wrought iron legs to be thrown out; I kept it instead. When I moved out, all I had to my name was my cat, a plastic bin of clothes and this table. It's been my desk, tv stand, canopy bed, counter top, pretty much anything else, and now my dining table. It has lived in three states with me and I plan to keep it for all the moves up ahead. Needless to say it's gorgeous :)

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  172. I am madly in love with my Instax camera right now as it allows me to document beautiful, precious moments in my life as they happen. In the photos are photos of the people and places that bring meaning to my life...the face of my beautiful 5 year old niece, my loving mother, friends who live near and far and places that have shaped me. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. Appreciate the opportunity to reflect on the beautiful side of life.

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  173. The one thing I am truly madly deeply in love with is my grandmothers chest. I received it when my grandmother died and it contains letters and photographs from the past 50 years or so. I absolutely love it.

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  174. the internet!

    I just can't tear myself away from viewing amazing design from so very many talented people. Before, we were so limited.

    Truly madly deeply in love with fabulous handwriting too.

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  175. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with a box of letters my boyfriend wrote to me when we were dating long distance. Six years of long distance was not easy, but his letters were constant reminders why we were still together! We are now living together, but years later, I still love to read my letters.

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  176. I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with my retro music jewlry box. It had fifties style, with bold colors , orange, green, etc, and polkadot pattern, and a retro doll playing guitar on the top. You can turn the botom then it will play music and spin. I looked for the perfect music box when i was a little girl, and I found the one with my mother, in a old shop that still had old stuff! It was the for me an awsome memory with my mother. Stupidly, I gave it to a friend and it's abandoned and ...gone forever.:( I felt hurt like a strong bond between me and the jewelry box. I'm obsessed and I haven't found alike, so I will make my own!

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  177. I am truly, madly , deeply in love with my new Frye lace-up, short boots. Call me insensitive to all of the other non-material people & things I am so grateful for, but these boots are truly something. ;)

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  178. I am truly, madly and deeply in love with my hometown. I was born in Alaska, on the coast. I cannot put into words (though I often try) how much the water, the mountains and the solitude of Alaska have shaped and molded my soul. It is the essence of who I am, and who I strive to be. Even though I am away at this moment, a part of my heart is always sitting on the pebbly Alaskan beaches that made me who I am today. The awe and mystery of nature is a powerful force, and I am grateful to have it be a part of my life.

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  179. I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with my bed. The best things happen in my bed (sleeping, cuddling with my husband, crazy intimate conversations, and some good ole' love makin').

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  180. I am truly, madly and deeply in love with trying new things in mixed media crafting. Growing up, I never pictured myself as an "artistic type" - I thought that you had to draw perfectly to make art not realizing that the journey is a huge reward and a large part of the fulfillment. Now I want to try it all (and I do every chance I get) and I get a great joy out of playing in my art journal. Here's what I made yesterday - http://msmathey.blogspot.com/2011/11/art-journal-leaves.html. I would LOVE to play with the goodies in your giveaway box!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  181. Besides my children and my husband, the thing I'm absolutely in love with is twinkling holiday lights.... Love the twinkle of lights on our holiday tree every year.. pure magic!

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  182. i'm madly in love with documenting family memories

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  183. Marilou Prokopiou04 November, 2011 10:31

    I am madly in love with my close family who is making me smile every day and is always by my side! They are precious!

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  184. Sunshine through my window
    on a cold November day
    never fails to make me happy,
    makes me want to shout hooray!

    And when the sun is hiding
    deep behind the clouds of grey,
    I remind myself it will return,
    "It's shining somewhere!" I will say.

    So I'm in love with sunshine,
    every warm and golden ray,
    Whether shining cold in winter
    Or on the budding trees of May.

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  185. Besides my husband, and he can vouch for this, I am truly, madly, deeply in love with animals, especially dogs. They have a way of making life so much more special and meaningful. They truly make me smile and add happiness to my heart and life :)

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  186. (And I love Besotted Brand and blog. What a great name! Thanks for introducing to so many great artisans!)

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  187. This is truly a difficult question to answer! Of course my daughter jumps right to the top of the list, but wouldn't anyone put their child there?
    Thinking very hard about it, I've decided on my great grandmothers copy of Alice in Wonderland. Growing up I always wanted to get my hands on it, sitting up on a high shelf at my grandmothers house. Every now and then my grandmother would let me thumb through it but mostly it was precious and it was not for little hands to play with. Before my grandmother passed, she gave me the book. Now it sits on my shelf, to high for my daughter to reach it but there for me to gaze at and remember how many hands it has been through just to get to me and how many more it will see in its lifetime.

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  188. Family aside, my answer is obvious: chalk board paint. Is it possible to be truly, madly, deeply in love with chalk board paint? Because I sure feel like it. I made myself a jar of the good ol' black kind the other day, via a pinterest tutorial (hey, there's another thing I'm madly in love with!), and I have been painting ever since. My family has begun hiding their possessions, because just about anything and everything in sight is vulnerable to my brush! :)

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  189. I am truly, madly, deeply in love with the Rainbow Connection. Yes, the song. I loved it when I was little. My first ballet recital was to that song. I got to be the purple tutu. The new muppet remake CD has an amazing version of that song on. My daughters and I sing it every morning on the way to school. My lilest split her chin open and needed stitched a few weeks ago. Through her terrified tears, right before the first stitch went in she begged "mommy sing the song" and as soon as I started (much to the dismay of everyone around I'm sure) the song, the tears stopped and we sang it together until she was all done. The song has become our comfy security blanket. And the words and the fact that we truly believe them, gives me such hope.

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  190. this may sound weird, but i am madly, deeply in love with my sewing machine. it was given to me by my sweet boyfriend for my birthday and has given me the ability to create things i could NEVER do before. i feel like i am OFFICIALLY a crafter now! i've even named him, guss. :)

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  191. my absolute favorite thing is the box. I know that sounds weird, but really, I have this obsession with boxes. I have boxes and bags and bins and I love them all. I don't know why but I love having things I can keep my treasures in. I guess it stems from not having a lot growing up, now I feel like I need to keep them put away...the whole giveaway is amazing though! It would be fantastic to have.

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  192. Colored pens and paper. I love the look of my all my pens laid out and my paper stacked up. I love picking out different colors for different projects. There's just something about a beautiful piece of paper and a perfect pen that makes me feel happy and satisfied.

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  193. Is it beyond lame to say my pomegranate burt bees lip balm? Because I seem to go into fits if I don't have it near me!

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  194. Design that inspires

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  195. I absolutely and truly am in love with my camera. It captures precious people and memories in my life! I would be so sad without it!

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  196. my ray bans. They're nothing special--quite simple, in fact. But living in the sunshine state, they're not only a necessity, but there's something about slipping them on that makes me feel protected.

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  197. I have to say my Camera. I know LOTS of people carry around their cameras. I even see it here reading the comments. But for me, it's marking down a memory. It's my diary. I can't remember everything that i see, during my life. So I like to snap a quick picture of it. Something that I saw that meant something at that moment. Candid shots are my favorite. Nothing better then catching a real moment someone is feeling. My favorite thing to do, is go to different cities and talk to the shop keepers. Any one who is selling something, I like to chat with. Learn their story and seen where they've been. How they got to this point in their life. Then i take a picture of them for me to remember. I love going back after a year or so and relive that memory by looking up that photo. I am completely and utterly in love with photography and my camera. I've never had something that I've constantly wanted to do, everyday, all the time. Taking pictures with my Canon 7D, makes me happy. The best part is showing the subject of my photo to that person. Whatever it maybe, a model shoot or a family event. Seeing their reaction to the photos, really makes my day. There are a lot of aspects of my camera that I love, so I could never part with it. It's an extension of who I am.

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  198. Hi Miss B!

    One thing I'm truly, madly, deeply in love with is my iPhone :) From taking quick pictures to keeping my schedule sane it is truly my lifesaver <3

    --
    Daljit

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  199. Hello Miss B,

    I'm in love with Life's Adventures!

    ~Loree Rowland

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