a very london giveaway.

On the second-to-last full day we were in London, we did a little shopping. The morning was spent at Buckingham Palace wiping tears away when staring at Kate Middelton's dress (truly...does that make me the biggest sap in the world?). But, the afternoon was spent doing a little shopping on Regent Street -- which is exactly what Chad wanted to do! ... kidding. (I'll explain our deal in a later post.)

We started walking down the street looking for one store in particular -- Liberty of London:

Is this the very first picture of our trip that I'm showing you all? Eek...must remedy that soon.

This street is right in the middle of a shopper's dream (near Picadilly Circus and Oxford Cricus) and has the best of the best when it comes to quality shopping. Which means, of course, that we went to two stores and stayed in the 'affordable' section. Right when you walk into Liberty, they have all the stationary + notebooks. (Then you walk through the doors and they have the really expensive stuff -- the vintage Alexander McQueen and the Stella McCartney). I overheard one girl mention that she thought this area was "the Liberty of London gift shop". Girl, you might be right, but I was still squealing to Chad: "Look at this notebook!" "Oooh, look at these adorable stamps!"

But while we were there, I picked up some things ... for you. I wanted to find some souvenirs while we were over there not only for myself + Chad, but for a blog friend as well!

Call this giveaway what you will: a belated birthday giveaway, a beating the post-adventure blues giveaway, an almost-end-of-the-summer giveaway, a 101 followers giveaway, or a culmination of all four. It's my way of spreading the vacation joy to one of you. And to say, "Thank you for coming by my blog!" Here's what one lucky blog reader will receive:

From Liberty of London:
01. Two rolls of polka-dot masking/washi tape.
02. Eight studio pegs designed and made by Sarah Hough.
03. Two mini notebooks, back to school style, by Cavallini & Co. (very similar to these.)

In addition to the goodies I snagged in London, I wanted to find a little more Liberty love. So when we got home, I scoured etsy and beefed up this giveaway a little bit. The winner will also receive:
04. Liberty of London fabric pack (from alice caroline supply).
05. Liberty of London fabric magnets (from misschief).

This bundle of 5 pretty sweet goodies will be sent to one of you! If you are interested, please comment with an answer to a question of mine:

How are you spending these last few weeks of "lazy-crazy-hazy days of summer"?  

This giveaway is open until Monday, August 22nd and the winner will be announced Tuesday, August 23rd. As a special thanks to my readers -- if you are a follower, you can leave an additional comment letting me know you follow. :)

P.S. The question was inspired by this clip of Gilmore Girls. :)


Erin {pughs' news} said...

I love Liberty. I'm sad we didn't manage to get there on our last visit to London. Next time... In the meantime, I'll keep my fingers crossed that I win this fabulous giveaway!

As for my end of summer plans: I am going to try not to dwell on worrying about going back to work and school and all the madness that will ensue when Labour Day is over. Instead I will: go for a few more picnics, play on the beach, paint my nails a sparkly pink, build forts with my boys, read good books, go for long evening walks and enjoy the summer light. And I'm going to pick blackberries and bake a pie.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

And of course, I'm a faithful follower!

Learning to Simply Live said...

Oh my goodness! Loved the reference to Gilmore Girls. Let's just say I own all the seasons. :)

I am spending my last days of summer in overdrive. We are renovating our church's children's area, I am starting to think about our labor day weekend vacation, and I am planning my schedule for leading our church's youth group and nursery.

Oh how I love the end of summer! The anticipation of school! etc.

Hannah said...

Sheesh lady! You went all out! I love those notebooks.

The last week of summer is spent getting things ready for school. I try and do everything I won't be able to for awhile, while putting together things I need for the upcoming year.

christa said...

Oh my goodness. I'm in love with everything! I'm hoping to find time to relax for a few days to round out my summer, but I'm afraid I'll be stuck working on the long list of freelance projects. Not a bad problem to have, but I'm about ready for a break!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

christa said...

Of course I follow your blog!

MrsKinne said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I am spending these last days of summer taking a technology course and moving into my new classroom. Yep, I know how to have fun. :)

MrsKinne said...

And, I'm a follower!

Anonymous said...

(My goodness, Liberty always has the cutest prints....)

I'm spending the last few weeks of summer lazily moving into my new apartment, and then serving as staff in the 4-H building of the Minnesota State Fair. Two weeks of running around like a headless chicken for me!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, I follow you, too!

(I'm so used to that being mandatory with the other giveaways I've seen....)

Thank you for the SUPER-nice giveaway, hun!

AubreyLaine said...

I am relaxing and visiting family in the Midwest :)
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

AubreyLaine said...

i am a follower
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

*claire* said...

how fun!! all of those things are adorable!!

(and yes - you must share more pics!... but no pressure, i know that's a daunting task!)

i am spending these last few days of freedom, i mean, summer, reading for pleasure and staying in my pjs :)

Jenny said...

This giveaway is amazing, I love every single part of it. I'm trying to savor every last bit of summer seeing as how I start school the very day that this giveaway ends. I am spending time with friends and family and trying to squeeze in the things I won't have as much time for once school starts (ie. crafting and reading)

Jenny said...

p.s. I'm also a follower

Jamie said...

I'm putting the LAZY into the lazy days of summer. Lots of lazing around with a book. Bliss

Shannon & Bethany said...

Oooooo! All the way from London? Pardon me while I squeal. :) I love Liberty of London and I wish we had a real, live brick and mortar store here in Eau Claire. (Dream on!!)

Anyway, I'm spending my days of summer pretending school isn't about to start. I'm excited to give my brain a jump-start, but sad about that drive.... :)

bethany said...

P.S. Just realized I wasn't an official follower. What? So now I am!! :)

PangKatlyn said...

Omg!! Cuteness! With these last few weeks I'm going focus on doing more around our little ole town of Eau Claire. Our life was consumed with the purchasing of our home which ended up falling through last minute. It was an uphill climb for this home so we are leaving it to the lord to guide us to our future first home.

PangKatlyn said...

Oh and I'm a follower!!

Eden said...

been a follow for quite some time now :)

xox, eden

Eden said...

i've been spending my lazy summer days pretending to be a homemaker, going to the beach, and enjoying this minnesota weather. :)

Johanna said...

Oh swoon! I can't believe you got to step foot in the real true Liberty of London shop! And how very sweet of you to host such an awesome giveaway!
So how am I spending my last few days of summer? Getting ready for a certain little boy's 2nd birthday, sewing up some creations for the new babies coming into our life (our baby and friends who are having babies) and getting ready for our vacation home!

Sandy said...

Nothing like waiting until the last moment to comment! I was spending the last days of summer sleeping in but as of tomorrow, that's over!

Learning to Simply Live said...

I also follow your blog :)

{eleise} said...

taking care of my baby! =)

ps. hope your trip was fun!!

Hannah said...

I. Follow. You.


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