The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

February 15, 2009

opera houseHow did you spend your Valentine's Day. As you can see Brian and I spent ours at the Longwood Gardens conservatory. Not that we intended to go on Valentine's Day to take the photos. That was just the way things played out. Unfortunately for us, about 1,000 other people thought a romantic day at Longwood was a good idea too.

opera houseI'm an easily embarrassed person. So, posing in front of many passing strangers with clunky camera equipment wasn't exactly what I had envisioned when I suggested that we take Valentine's Day themed photos. I'm fairly certain it wasn't Brian's either.

HOWEVER, after getting past the first 20 minutes of uncomfortable stares we started actually enjoying ourselves. And in the end I left with a sense of satisfaction about the day, albeit with very sore feet and one lost lens cap. Unfortunately for us, we over spent our stay by about an hour and missed our Valentine's reservation at a nearby bed and breakfast we had visited six years ago.

Little did we know that this grave oversight would cost us dearly. On our way back to Lancaster we thought to have dinner at one of the many eating establishments on route 30 in the heart of Amish Country's tourist trap.

As with the gardens, about 50,000 other people had the same idea. To make things worse the only thing I had ate was a packet of cheese and chives crackers. I swear, even the Chinese buffet had a 45 minute wait.

opera houseWe ended up at a Thai restaurant called Lemongrass and I don't think food has ever tasted so good. I was of course, delirious from starvation but I'll concede that the chef had something to do with it.

In case you might be wondering, the tulip in the photo wasn't pilfered. It was a part of the bouquet Brian sent to me by delivery service on Friday. Sentimentally sweet!

The overcoat is made with a soft linen-like material with a muslin quilted liner sewn into the inside. The front of the jacket bears a heart shaped neckline with a gathered collar on either side. Three-quarter sleeves make this overcoat appropriate for springtime and a pleated empire waisted skirt make it equally feminine.

opera houseThese photos were the first I've taken with my new 50mm f/1.8 lens. It takes the best, blurriest, most glamorous photos! Speaking of Valentine's day and cameras. While dining at Lemongrass Brian let me open my Valentine's Day gift. I'll give you a clue, it was something that I can share with you!

I let out a happy gasp as I saw the numerical prefix for a speedlite that I have been keeping an eye one for many months. If you haven't heard of a speedlite, it's basically the coolest little accessory any fashionable camera 'must have'.

With my new speedlite I can bounce the flash on the ceiling or the wall and make all my flash photography look so natural and soft. UGH! I can't tell you how much I LOVE IT! I feel like such a professional:)

Brian received a special gift too. You can see it in our photos. Aptly named, the Diana Dreamer camera. It's a reproduction and you can only get it at Urban Outfitters. So retro. So analog. It's been known to take dreamy, etherial photos. It has quite an underground following but you have to use special film and get it developed online.

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I haven't gotten film developed film since the 90s. But a part of me is looking forward to opening that package after waiting for a week to send it to the lab.

I bought him two types of film, color and infrared. It's the infrared
one I'm especially excited to see him use. It's b&w and supposed to make skies dark and whites glow. Surreal.

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Let me end by mentioning that along with the
camera, I received another Valentine's day gift that Brian didn't have to spend a dime on and that was the memorable photos we took together. I'm sure it wouldn't have been the first thing he wanted to do, but for me, he did. And it's been so
long since we did something like this, I was quietly grateful.

opera houseLast day for posts is Friday 2/27/09. Winner will be announced Sunday!

As usual, if you would like a chance to win this overcoat just link back to this post. If you have any questions see the "questions and answers" link to the right. If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would and I will see it using Technorati.

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The Cape House said... Best Blogger Tips

Those pictures are so sweet. I'm so glad you're doing another "big girl" giveaway!

Aunt Pitty Pat's said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful day with us. What wonderful photos!!! I have to tell you that is one fantastic little red coat... Wonderful!!!

Miss Muffin said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the jacket. But even more I LOVE the photos! They are just gorgeous! How did you take these? I am quite sure that you did not take a third person with you on your valentine trip?! Did you take those glamorous pics using a tripod?! I would really love, if you would tell me. I cannot believe that one can take such great pictures with a tripod!

S.L.P said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like the jacket, but I love the pictures!I echo Miss Muffin's questions about how they were taken. Where did you find the camera for your husband?

ange said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful coat! I LOVE it!!!

Frk.Badegakk said... Best Blogger Tips

That coat is simply gorgeous! And I loved looking at your photos! I liked your little girl give aways, but I looooove your big girl give aways even more!=D

Grosgrain Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Miss Muffin was right. I took them with a tripod which was at times quite awkward with the crowds of people walking around us. But the real credit should go toward the camera and the lens which are AWESOME!

As for Brian's camera....I bought it off of Urban Outfitters online site. It's a lomo camera. You can find out more about lomo cameras here:

Macy Perrone said... Best Blogger Tips

most adorable!!!

luma said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute pictures ... I love it ; )

Lydia said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the pictures!!

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a big fan of red and that coat, along with the photos is, STUNNING. Only word that pops in my head. thanks for the chance!

melanieinaz2003 at

Rebecca Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips

You two are the CUTEST COUPLE ever!
What a great keepsake those photos are!
And your's perfect.
I always enjoy your posts! You inspire every time!

Meninheira said... Best Blogger Tips

It's soooo beautiful!! Es muy muy bonito, precioso!!

Tiene un aire francés delicioso!

I blogged here:

Thanks :)
meninheira (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Really cute photos of the two of you. Looks like a beautiful location.

That red is perfectly cheery and ready for spring!

Liz Wilcken said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so darling!!! Both the time spent together with hubby and the coat!!! You are sooo talented!

gahome2mom said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute overcoat! Great color - red! TY

gramma27 said... Best Blogger Tips

Luv the pics- what camera do you use?

kristy said... Best Blogger Tips

this coat is so cute! and the photos you took are amazing too.

Happy Together said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous coat and what amazing pics!

stacysews said... Best Blogger Tips

I am absolutely in love with this coat!!! I'm really crossing my fingers on this one.

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

Somehow the "create a link" didn't work... but I linked my way and I hope it is okay :):) Oh boy I love that overcoat!!! :)

Sheila said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad you had a wonderful V-Day. The coat is very pretty, but the pictures are Awesome.

Sam Dang said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the photo of him floating in air to give you a flower. So sweet!

Janet said... Best Blogger Tips

My husband and I officially have plans for next Valentine's Day. Your photos were an inspiration.

Natalie* said... Best Blogger Tips

j'adore that coat - hope with all my heart i win!

Naomi said... Best Blogger Tips

The coat is lovely but the photos are even better. You two are adorable.

caligirl said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pics do look professional. The coat? Just my size! I hope to win these one.

Kari said... Best Blogger Tips

Kathleen,did they give you any problem about photographing at Longwood? I thought they had a strict photography policy.

lisalyn said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to win this coat...wonderful!!
Your pictures are very very cool.
Linked back to here. :)

Grosgrain Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

If they did they weren't enforcing it on that day. We definitely weren't the only ones with cameras. I'd say every fourth couple had one.

They did however stop me at the door because I was holding a bouquet of tulips for the photos. I did manage to sneek one in my backpack;)

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this coat, I love red! I blogged by clicking the create a link!

The Wooden Spool said... Best Blogger Tips

Such an adorable jacket! I have the perfect skirt to accompany it! :) I just sewed up a chambray denim (lightweight) skirt with lots of tucks and pleats and super gathered, and lined with a white petticoat slip! SO SPRING LIKE AND ADORABLE!
I even made a skirt for my girls, too...matching! I LOVE THIS JACKET!

Happy Spring!

ACDC2005 said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute I can't even stand it!!!

janil said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful coat!!!!
Thanks for let me dreaming about winning it!

The post here:


Little Miss S. said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found your blog by pure luck and I am in love. Note only is the red overcoat absolutely incredibly beautiful - everything is fantastic here. I will definitely follow you here from now on. Thank you so much for sharing with us all.

javajunkie said... Best Blogger Tips

You both look like models posing for a magazine layout, so cute. I am in love with the red jacket also, red is my very favorite color.

Trying to Remember it All said... Best Blogger Tips

The jacket is adorable - I love the whole outfit! The pictures are something I would love to have of me and my honey - I'm sure years from now you are going to love it that you did those!

Dina said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful pictures! And the coat is so elegant! Linked ya

mel said... Best Blogger Tips

New to your giveaways, not to reading your site. Not sure if the 'create a link' worked, but I'd love to be in the raffle. (

I LOVE the red coat! It's wonderful and your pictures are stunning!!

Little Miss S. said... Best Blogger Tips

I found your blog by coincidence, but boy do I want to follow you more closely from now on. Not only is your red overcoat absolutely beautiful, but your photos and everything just makes me smile. I love it. I have linked to you at my blog and used one of your photos, since I read in your Q&A's that it would be ok. Thanks a lot...

Kayla said... Best Blogger Tips

I just love your adult giveaway items. Your talent is astounding. I must admit I am quite envious of your family being so willing to sit for your photos. It takes much begging and pleading on my part to even get a blurry photo. Enjoy it!

Prep-E Girl said... Best Blogger Tips

My BIL's parents were one of those 10,000 other couples who were also at Longwood Gardens! Although I live about 15 minutes from there - I haven't been since I was about 5!

Beautiful photos!


A Work In Progress.. said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, the red and the stripes just jump at me like a kid in a candy store! Thanks for taking time on V day to embarrass yourself and share this beautiful coat!

Milly said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful pics....I've linked you....enter me please....can't wait to see who wins.

Tanya Leigh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum, Yum, YUM!

Gitte said... Best Blogger Tips

ove the jacket too - Its wonderful. I love red.
Wonderful pictures as well. So romantic ;-)

Tiff said... Best Blogger Tips

THe photos are beautiful! Amazing! The over coat is to die for but it would never fit me. *sigh* Oh well!

Alisa Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these photos ! and especially that sweet coat! I linked to you blog!!!

Lindsay said... Best Blogger Tips

So adorable! love your blog! i linked you over at tumblr, so i'll be crossing my fingers..

Jessica :) said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found your site and I am excited to enjoy the fun photography and see your creations. I think sewing is a fabulous gift that I greatly admire in jealous fashion! And it's a beautiful coat too! (How did you learn to take such great pics?)

CHURCH said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a thing for coats! I just can't get enough. For my girls or espically for myself. Whahoo! And those photographs...they were adorable!

CHURCH said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the coat! The photos are extremely adorable.

mommy princess said... Best Blogger Tips

If I win this jacket I hope it looks as stunning on me as it does on you. I hope you make 2 of them so you can have one for yourself! Your skin and hair look amazing. Like Snow White! When ever I look in on your new creations it seriously makes my day! Keep creating, you're an inspiration.

Lisette and Cameron said... Best Blogger Tips

Your talent is beyond compare. You inspire me to make something and I do not even sew. Thanks for the wonderful products you create, I love looking at them. I would love to have this one of a kind coat.

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

What beautiful, fun stuff! I love that red coat, and the pictures are amazing. I'm coming back here more often!

Art Nest said... Best Blogger Tips

You are dangerously inspiring, I have to go ask for some camera accessories as well -

This is so fun!


montanawildflower said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute!

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

I used to go to that Amish area every summer when I used to live in NY. Granted, I was the annoying child tourist, but you know. :)

Those pictures are fantastic. I have a Diana+, I think your guy will love it. They take really interesting pictures - very dreamy looking.

The pictures posted are great! And I'm definitely entering to win your coat because it's absolutely adorable! I love the color/shape!

Boggles the mind said... Best Blogger Tips

You two are so cute. I love the pictures of you and your hubby...especially the one you are on the chair and he's jumping to give you the tulip :) So cute. I love your designs as well and I look forward to seeing your visions come alive!

Bee and Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

The photos are FABULOUS! Love that red coat! You are amazing!

Abigail said... Best Blogger Tips

So classic! I love it, and as always, am completely floored by your creativity and talent.

I linked to this at

leftymylou at gmail dot com

Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

you two look amazing!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute coat! I want it!!!

My email is

I love the giveways for ladies!

Kristi said... Best Blogger Tips

I heart your jacket. So lovely.
Your photos turned out beautifully and the camera for your husband is awesome!

tsslug said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the coat.
God bless!

Cheilita said... Best Blogger Tips

really beautiful coat! love the longwood gardens photos! love lemongrass too but if you ever want even better thai than that let me know. i know of an incredible place. talk soon!

Ginny said... Best Blogger Tips

What great photos! Blogged ~

Mrs. J said... Best Blogger Tips

great photos and great coat! I wish I can take nice photos such as those!

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

You have inspired me to take better photos.
Also, super cute coat. Absolutely lovely! :D

skinimini said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE this post. You guys are the cutest couple ever. You look so incredibly chic, it kills me! I agree with Meninheira, "it has a delicious French air about it"! You are totally rockin' the flawless skin and stylish outfits. Seriously.

brittany, steve, and gabe said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you for sharing your special day with us. the coat is gorgeous, and the photos are so beautiful.

Terri said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so delighted that you are hosting this! That coat is divine and you are so, so, so talented! :) I love the photos - you look like Audrey Hepburn!

Lovely Little Lovelies said... Best Blogger Tips

the coat is amazing and the story is so, so sweet.

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

That is the most awesome overcoat ever!!!! WOW!!!

mrs.mommyy said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful photos

Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

Love, love, LOVE this! As I said about the adorable blouse a few weeks ago--I would totally buy the pattern if you ever make it available!

Oh, and super pictures too!

see you there! said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful coat, the color would surely brighten our grey days here by the Bay.

Darla - Blogger link worked for me.

baby audrey said... Best Blogger Tips

these photos are awesome... priceless... another beautiful piece! i'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one!!!

chel wakley said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh I hope I win. I love love love this. I am have a private blog. Do I still count. PICK ME

Amélie said... Best Blogger Tips

so so beautiful....

Kristin said... Best Blogger Tips

This coat is GORGEOUS! I love your photos, too....very springtime in Paris :).

You have been linked on my blog, within the 2.16.09 entry.

Thanks for the opportunity to win's so cute!

turvid said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful coat - beautiful photos!

Katharine Yuan said... Best Blogger Tips

Those photos are so cute! You'll be treasuring those photos for years! I wish I could get my husband to do stuff like that. That coat is way cute! I LOVE red! I hope you made two to keep one for yourself!

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful Kathleen!! I just love the photo where he is jumping to give you a tulip :-) You guys are too cute, hehe. I blogged here...

I did hit create a link but didn't see it on there, so don't know that I'm doing it right? Anyway, thanks for the chance, I just love the red! You are so talented!

CherryTreeLane said... Best Blogger Tips

I am just in love with this. Oh, I hope you pick me....

dolls123 said... Best Blogger Tips

cute coat


nichole said... Best Blogger Tips

i am not sure what you mean exactly about creating a link... but i long for that coat...

so i blog about it... please say that counts! please!

Clare Mansell said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, the coat AND The photos are fabulous. I have linked

simple~needs said... Best Blogger Tips

count me in!! thats the cutest cute ever! you rock girl, really rock!!!

Thistle Cove Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Crystal...thank you so very much for your kind words...they will warm many a frosty moment. Like our preacher said Sunday, "this week someone put their arm around my shoulder and asked how I was doing. You know, I can live on that for a month!"
Kind words are always in season, God bless you and yours ten times over.

~K~ said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the coat...!!! Your pics are fabulous!! Lancaster...?? My stomping grounds...!!

Katharine said... Best Blogger Tips

That is the most beautiful coat! I love it! I really hope I win. I have the perfect friend who would look amazing in this coat. She really needs a pick me up so it would be awesome!

ropergirl3 said... Best Blogger Tips

oh my that is a stunning coat, I mean stunning!

BSB said... Best Blogger Tips

Cutie CUTE!!! I love this coat. Oh, and your blog - it's adorable and your photos are inspirational. Love it!

Jody said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the coat, red is my favorite color!!!Jody

Maria O said... Best Blogger Tips

terrifics pictures and great creation!

Maria O said... Best Blogger Tips

here is the link!

Raggedy Angel said... Best Blogger Tips

The pictures are great and I am so wanting that coat! I posted on my blog too!

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Ok, so this coat is supurb! I love your photos as well.

You are sooooo talented!

Malia Morris said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a first time commenter!

I'm moving to Boston this summer and I have no coats! Ha - so I could totally use one for the frigid winter!

I've linked to my blog :)

mamabug said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pictures were amazing and the coat makes you look like a knockout!!! Do you promise that whomever is the winner will look like that???? Count me in. Kathie

Scrap It Up (a.k.a. Kendahl) said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pictures are amazing! I have a super old camera that I inherited when my husband's grandma passed away, and I would love to take some photos with it. I linked to the giveaway!

Brandi said... Best Blogger Tips

How sassy!! I LOVE the coat!! Thanks for the consideration. And I love the pics you took. Very sweet. I think my fav is of him jumping to meet you. Sweet!!

mrs.hudson said... Best Blogger Tips

I live in Utah and it will be cold here for another 4 months. I need a new this lovely coat to cheer me up. I linked to the giveaway. I hope I win!

CindyML said... Best Blogger Tips

giving away the coat off your back! What a generous giveaway. Love the pictures. CindyML

Marisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! The photos and jacket are amazing!

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my first time on your site and I love it! What wonderful pictures!

Myshell said... Best Blogger Tips

As always, you blow me away with inspiration. You are linked up in my GrosGrain Spotlight...Cheers!

_ said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing, as always!

kiki king said... Best Blogger Tips

tell me more about how you took the photo please....did you put the came ra on the tripod, then set a timer....and let the camera decided all of the Shutter speed and appertur and all of those good stuf? or how did you set it?
The coat is very cute, I wish I could wear it, it's just that I wear Petite that going to fit me?


Cammi said... Best Blogger Tips

aw... come on! now i want this really really bad :) i loooove it!

Katie Hatch said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute overcoat, and love the pics of you and your hubby. I just added your link to my sidebar, but my blog is private so I don't know how you can get proof. Anyway, Hope I win!

Krishna said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the pictures. This way to spend a romantic day should be put into those budget idea articles. How romantic, cute and fun that looked. I'd love to get a speedlight for my dlsr. how thoughtful of him.

samsakara said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful coat! I was curious what size is it? I might have over looked the size read it a few times but this headache couldn't find it.

Corky said... Best Blogger Tips

I just did a blog I've been meaning to do about giveaways! Good luck to everyone here. :) It's a gorgeous coat!

katy said... Best Blogger Tips

another gorgeous giveaway! and such lovely pictures!

sauvageblue said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! your give aways are wonderful... I added the link... pick me! pick me!

see you there! said... Best Blogger Tips

A link is posted on by blog today. I'd love to have this cheery red coat.


Cary Walker said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful giveway... and great pics! really inspiring. i'm off to blog about it myself. thanks!

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are really sweet pics! And that's a cute little red coat!

The Mr. and the Mrs. said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the style and these pictures! It looks like you had a fun weekend! P.s. What a great coat!!

Wylie said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a beautiful coat, and your pictures are lovely. I don't have a blog, so can't link back to you, but I would certainly like to win that red coat!

ACDC2005 said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked it!

I love this coat!!!



Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

i can't even begin to imagine sewing this coat. my sewing machine rears up and snarls if i get too close to it. but this crimson beauty is spectacular. and your post is especially lovely, as well. i've posted about it at my blog. and i've got my little fingers all crossed that i might be lucky, lucky.

selah said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous coat! Oh how I wish I could sew like that! Alas, my brain is fully on logical, all-numbers, all the time. Oh well, at least I can enjoy your talents and maybe win a beautiful coat! Love the photos too.

Giovana said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pictures are so great!!! You two look so happy together and Praise the Lord for that.
The jacket is adorable too and I think that could fit me {wink}

You are always so generous!!
God bless

Giovana said... Best Blogger Tips

I created a link :)
Thanks again for the chance to win.

littlechrissy said... Best Blogger Tips

What an amazingly lovely day you had. The coat is just stunning - and my favourite colour too - and the pics are wonderful. Look forward to seeing the photos from that new funky camera!
I've posted a link on my blog :-)

A Little Of A Lot said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the pics, love the camera, where did you find such a cute one ? ADORE the jacket, it's amazing and it looks gorgeous on you.

valerie2350 said... Best Blogger Tips

great post - adorable coat :)

Marissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Reblogged here:

Adorable photos and I <3 the camera too - good gift.

boardnchic (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kitty Boo Boo said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh me oh my ... you two are lovely! I think that red suits you so much! You look awesome. And that coat ... I can't describe what it does to me ... I love it!

Jenny Plumb said... Best Blogger Tips

Whoa! Now that is a seriously cool coat! I love it, and I linked it. The pictures just make it that much more delightful.

Jonathan and Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

That coat is soooo cute! I posted a link at my blog.

Chrisy said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous coat and lovely story...

mireia said... Best Blogger Tips

I want participate, and i post you in my giveaway blog (sorteos y concursos).
My email is in my profile of the blog.

Lisa Lou said... Best Blogger Tips

It's like you plucked the perfect coat from my dreams. Love it!!

Bobbi Jo said... Best Blogger Tips

Loving the pictures so sweet! The coat is just darling it reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. Love it. I don't know how you got your sweetie to do that but wonderful pictures.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

barbara burkard said... Best Blogger Tips

stunningly sweet pics!!! thank you for sharing your special moments! i would cherish the coat!!!

linked you on my blog as well!!!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips

What wonderful colours and photos!
And absolutly wonderful jacket!

Jan said... Best Blogger Tips

I just put you on MY blog...what a wonderful coat and giveaway! Fingers crossed!

Joanie Hoffman said... Best Blogger Tips

sign me up!
p.s. the pictures are really lovely.

Joanna Cole said... Best Blogger Tips

count me in:-) your pictures look amazing!!

MH said... Best Blogger Tips

Your coat is just beautiful! I will link to it from my blog, The Recessionista.
It's adorable and I hope to win.
BTW, who won the Lunch Date Blouse?
YOu are REALLY talented. I used to sew religiously, but just haven't had the time in recent years. I make something now only once or twice a year.
Let me know if you ever want to cross link your site with mine. I think sewing will make a comeback in the Recession.
Did you know sales of Sewing Machines are UP for the 1st time in years!!!
Keep up the great work!
MH, The Recessionista Blog

melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Kathleen: I love peeking in on your beautiful creations. You are so prolific and your work is so beautiful!

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

love your creative. it makes me want to finish my little project!! happy weekend!

Baba said... Best Blogger Tips

The pictures are amazing and I adore the red jacket coat. So chic! And you just can't go wrong with red.

littlebird said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the colour of the coat and your photograph look amazing, very professional!

Sanchez Gang said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful things made by beautiful people. I love the creativity of the photos, the jacket, and the way you use words to paint a picture. What a great blog and love the color red.

Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh the coat, the photos ,the place....fantastic!!!
I love the Longwood gardens... so romantic !!!

Connie said... Best Blogger Tips

what a great coat! i linked back!
connie williams

Monika Dubska said... Best Blogger Tips

that is such a lovely coat! so amazing

I particiapated :D

Nihal said... Best Blogger Tips

Smiling Hello:)
OMG a spring-like coat in the color of love after love, what could I desire anymore?
When thinking of our Spring weather arrived early in the City, why shall I not be the winner:)

Many thanks for this gorgeous giveaway, crossed my fingers.

mannequin said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love Longwood. It's our Mothers Day tradition here.
Your jacket is stunning, as usual.
Thank you for the chance.

Kathy L said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cool give away! I am new to your blog but I really loved your photos!


Richie's 2ts Inspires said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! I love this coat! But the saddest part is am not a lucky fella.

Anyway, I put your link to my blog at the left side bar...

TY lots for sharing!

Elle said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty and darling. Romantism and wimsy captured.

kdteacher said... Best Blogger Tips

Love love love it! The camera is great...the next site I am checking out is Urban Outfitters:) They have a great t-shirt I want of the Great Gatsby...your pics remind me of that time.

Ragamuffin Gal said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous post and Fantastic photos! I have to check out the camera. I am so glad I found this blog! Red is my color and it looks so beautiful on you! Blessings, Katie

DEK said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful - what a great guy! So sorry you missed your b and b evening!! Your work and photography are inspirational.

The Giveaway Diva said... Best Blogger Tips

omg ur work is soooo amazing!! going to link back for sure!!

The Giveaway Diva said... Best Blogger Tips

i blogged here:

but i don't know if it worked or will show up on ur list! and i would love an entry!

Peggy said... Best Blogger Tips

The pictures are fabulous,I love the one where you are standing on the chair and your DH is jumping,impressive. The coat is awesome

Aik said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked =)

Fog and Thistle said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous coat and gorgeous spirited photos!

Aaron and Ariane Mardis said... Best Blogger Tips

The coat is adorable! Would love it!

Blog Artists said... Best Blogger Tips

It would totally look great with my Red Boots I have hardly ever it! And your blog is great...Thanks!
(have linked and am now following)

Ripper Arts said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing pictures! Amazing coat! Amazing blog... Okay, I am amazed! Following your blog now. I am so glad I was pointed in this direction.

Diva Scrapper said... Best Blogger Tips

The coat is ever so lovely. And I just absolutely adore RED..what a perfect gift for me!
The pics are great too. Can't wait to see the print ones!

Diva Scrapper said... Best Blogger Tips

I've also linked to my blog...hope you drop by!

daniela said... Best Blogger Tips

very cute and i love the bold colour of the coat!

Ann Diana Dinh, said... Best Blogger Tips

That coat is sooo pretty. And I really like your pictures!!

HeArt Collective said... Best Blogger Tips

my goodness... darling couple, wonderful pictures, beautiful coat and WHAT? you're giving that coat away??? OMGoodness! Well, i for one (of hundreds!) would LOVE to sport this sweet little number and then hand it down to my little girl when she's a bit taller! ;)

happy monday!

Kristine said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooooohhhh I LOVE it!!!

Post here:

Michelle Kuo said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that coat! It's so adorable with the colors being so bright, and I am completely in love with those photos! I just linked the contest in my blog too by the way.

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved your pictures as well as the gorgeous coat. Can we enter the drawing even if we don't have our own blog? If so, please enter me - thanks!

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

pam said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this jacket!!

I have posted about it.

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked from my private blogger blog.... really hope I win!

silverhartgirl said... Best Blogger Tips

that is such a pretty jacket

GapGirl said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how precious!!! I have your link on my blog but can't seem to get my link on yours?? Ahh, I really want to enter. HELP!!! The jacket is beautiful!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing

Natalie M said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that is gorgeous! I don't know which blog my link ended up on (I've never used that before).

Michele said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pictures are gorgeous, and your jacket is stunning!!! This was a great post, too!!

I do have a question, though. I clicked on "Create a Link" , but I'm not sure what is supposed to happen. How do I know if a link was created? I'm really not sure what I'm doing here or if it shows up on Technorati. Can you please explain a bit more to me?

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Butterfly Whispers

Roxy said... Best Blogger Tips

it's gorgeous! I hope I win!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello. Isn't this nice that I stumbled upon your blog. I enjoyed reading your post. Well, as much as it is nice to enter in your giveaway (you have a lovely giveaway by the way and I just linked and crossing my fingers), I did enjoy reading the story - such sweet story you shared. I enjoy the pictures too.

Oh, I read your Q & A. Since you're ok if your pictures are posted, I did post a picture of the overcoat with your name and link in it on my blog. Just thought it would be nice to have the picture within the post.

Maija said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm hoping to win this perfect coat for a friend of mine! I posted a link to you on my blog:!

Felt~at~home said... Best Blogger Tips

The photos are amazing - your day looks perfect...even with the hiccups (which just makes it even more perfect)

Phillipa :)

Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous overcoat! I blogged about it at Please add my name to the hat. :o)

by.carollai said... Best Blogger Tips

love the post and the giveaway. such a pretty jacket! i'm glad that though you missed your b&b, you guys were still able to enjoy 'love' day.

Fércművek said... Best Blogger Tips

I would like to join,too. Thanks

Aunt LoLo said... Best Blogger Tips

ohmygoodheavens - I LOVE that jumping shot with you on the chair!!!

I put a link on my blog. :-)

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute pictures! The overcoat is adorable, I love it!

PetalsYoga said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous photos and what a great valentine's you must have had... starvation excluded.

Glad I found you through the Diva Scrapper!

Happy Tuesday!

The Lee Family said... Best Blogger Tips

adorable! so perfect for spring :)

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so beautiful and I love the pictures. I can't believe that I failed to write a comment earlier. I already posted about this giveaway earlier so good luck to everyone.

Frankie said... Best Blogger Tips

what adorably chic fun photos. I totally could use that coat living in Pittsburgh lol, yes we spent Valentines Day with snow falling.

Arin said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful and chic-Who doesn't love red??? I love how you shot the pictures too-you have such an eye for fashion.

Claudia said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!!! Your creation are just too beautiful. As most of us are propably in the same boat with just being able to drool over Anthropologies creations, I'll definately take a chance on this gorgeous sweater.

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the color of the coat. Perfect to stand out in winter and rainy months!

Sabii Wabii said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes! RED!!!My favorite color! Please add me and I'm glad I found your blog.

RobinBirdsNest said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute!! Your photography is so awesome! Love this with the little red shoes too!! I just posted a link!

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