Tuesday, April 13, 2010

an "i adore you all" giveaway!!!

i told myself when i reached 300 followers i would host an "I adore you all" giveaway.

i never imagined having 100 fabulous readers and now i have 3 x that! i truly do believe i have the most AWESOME blog friends. Thank-you!!!!!

To show a piece of my appreciation for you being part of my dolce vita, one lucky follower will win a few of my favorites.


You might win: a chalkboard mug because one can never have too many fun mugs for coffee, Keep Calm and Carry On journal for quotes, a rose magnet to hang up a picture of your beloved, a black bow necklace like the one i have and love (i'm wearing it here) to dress up any tee or outfit, cutest little white rabbit buttons, and of course what Micaela giveaway would be complete without a postcard?


My "I adore you all" giveaway is open to followers only (cos they're the reason i'm hosting this) and of course open to international followers also. (if you don't have a blog, be sure to leave your email in your comment so i can contact you if you're the lucky one!)

Le Rules: must be a follower--- comment and tell me a favorite song lyric. To get your name in the canister of chance, blog about this and let me know? Thanks lovies!

"you belong with me... not swallowed in the sea" - Coldplay

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced a week + a day on Thursday, April 22nd.

Lots of amore,
Micaela xo

129 comments:

Erin said...

Micaela,
You know I'm a follower (well, I read you every day... but am I an official follower? I'm not sure... better look into that and do something about it if I'm not!) and I adore you and I would absolutely LOVE to win that Keep Calm and Carry On notebook. I am always going on about that being my mantra, and yet I don't own a single item with it written on. Tragic!

I'll post about this tomorrow, I promise. But now I have to go to bed and dream about LOST.

Just before I go, here's my favourite song lyric. It's by REM.

"This world is big and so-awake
I stayed up late to hear your voice
This light is here to keep you warm
This song is here to keep you strong

I made a list of things to say
But all I really want to say
All I really want to say is
Hold her and keep him strong
While I'm away from here
Hold her and keep her strong
While I'm away from here"

It reminds me of when Alan still lived in London and I would stay up late so we could talk, just as he was waking up in the morning. It makes me happy, that song.

And so do you, sweet friend!
Good-night!
love E xoxo

jumpseat monalisa said...

so hard to choose just one lyric! for now, my favorite is "you make traffic jams feel like parades" from the song 'your eighth birthday' by cloud cult. i saw them perform last year and they were incredible- they have a painter onstage with them who creates a painting during the course of the show then they give it away at the end. so good. plus the music itself just makes you feel lighter- makes your eyes open a little wider. and yay for giveaways! those goodies are adorable!

ricebabies said...

I have been looking for those bunny buttons, no lie. I have two left and I cant bring myself to use them until I find more.

Coldplay, not only are you a native Texan like me, you had to quote one of my favs.

" For you I'd bleed myslef dry". -Coldplay

Gabby said...

I adore you.

I follow you loyally.

One of my fave song lyrics is:

"nothing you confess could make me love you less. i'll stand by you."

Farah said...

Oh love, I stopped doing my assignment just to take part in this!! ;)

Well I have a few fav lyrics:

"It's not always rainbows and butterflies
It's compromise that moves us along" -Maroon5

"We're just ordinary people
We don't know which way to go" - John Legend

"I tried to do handstands for you
But everytime I fell for you
I'm permanently black and blue
permanently blue for you"- Bruises by Chairlift

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"- Madonna ft JT

Well those are just a few, I kinda got excited to share! lol so now I am keeping my fingers crossed! =)

Rhianne said...

Micaela, your blog is like a ray of light and you really do deserve all of your followers :) and of course I follow you.

I saw a similar keep calm and carry on book at the weekend, I love it!

So, I'm rubbish with both quotes and lyric but the first song I thought of was crazy little thing called love by Queen - I love everything about this song and my favourite part is:

"It shakes all over like a jelly fish, I kinda like it...Crazy little thing called love"

Larissa said...

I follow you and love your blog :)
I posted about it-> here -> http://wannabe-a-bee.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-take-part-in-giveaway-and-what-if.html

Larissa said...

oooh and my dearest lyrics
are from Taylor Swifts "You belong to me"

Walk in the streets
with you and your worn out jeans
I can not thinking this is how it ought to be
laughing on a park bench
thinking to myself
hey isn't this easy

Bitsy said...

I love the book. My favourite lyrics in the whole WIDE world are...

"Remember our first apartment?
Our couch was never big enough for two.
Still, we'd fall asleep in eachother's arms and wake up on the floor.
Now looking back it was made for me and you." ~ Looking Back on Today by The Ataris, infact the entire song is beautiful and I recommend you listen to it but theyre the nicest lyrics from the whole song...

I will blog about this post just as soon as I get 5 mins from work!!

bitsyscupcakery.blogspot.com
xx

kittycat said...

I'm DEFINITELY a follower ♥

and i have a million trillion favorite song lyrics but i actually just posted one of my favorites on my blog

"oh baby baby baby baby
how long am i supposed to wait
i think about you nightly
oh can you tell i'm losing sleep
what am i supposed to do
it's hard to stay cool
oh when you smile at me
and i get nervous every time you speak
my bed's too big for just me..."

-can you tell by ra ra riot.

and i'm gonna blog about it next time i post! yaaaay!! looooove EVERY single item in this giveaway!

Mia said...

Yay for your immense amount of followers :)

One of my favourite lyrics (and the one that instantly springs to mind) is

"roll me over and kiss my mouth, I'll tell you what I was dreaming about"

From Survivial of the Prettiest by The Crocketts.

It's a pretty dreamy part of a heavier song and it always makes me wish someone would say that to me.

Julia said...

congrats on all the followers!

Hm, my favorite song lyrics? I would have to say...

"obla di obla da, life goes on, rah! la la la oh life goes on!"
-The Beatles (duh!) :)

p.s. i lurve that bow necklace! just in case i dont win, where did you get it? maybe i'll buy myself one :)

Sara said...

"she spun the stars on her fingernails but it never made her happy"
She had the world- Panic at the Disco

I have a lot of favorite songs but that could be one of my favorite songs of all time!!

Meghan said...

I am so in love with this giveaway! I am absolutely a follower and I love your blog:)

My favorite lyric comes from "Where the Streets Have No Name" by U2. It's my all-time favorite song:

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside
I want to reach out and touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

Cassie said...

You package up the sweetest gifts Micaela!

My favourite lyrics have to be:

"You are the calm
I am the storm
You are the breeze that carries me on
When I set adrift
You anchor me
You're there for me"

From my husband and I's first song at our wedding.

xx

sanchez said...

Oh Micaela, I wish I had followed your blog for longer, but so far I absolutely adore it. All the items you've chosen are adorable! (especially the necklace, and mug)

I'll have to post about your blog in a day or two and spread the love!

my favorite all time lyric at the moment would have to be from Nothing Better, by the postal service:

"I feel I must interject here...
you're getting carried away feeling sorry for yourself
With these revisions and gaps in history
So let me help you remember.
I've made charts and graphs that should finally make it clear.
I've prepared a lecture on why i have to leave...

So please back away and let me go
I can't my darling i love you so...

Oh oh"


*crossing my fingers*

Bitsy said...

I posted about you! xx

The Childlike empress said...

congratulations on your 300 followers! your a popular lady!

i think different song lyrics mean more to me at different times depending on how i am feeling when i listen to them ....

one i listened to recently and had to instantly re-listen to -

"there are people in this lifetime who we should never meet because to be here now without you now my life's so incomplete.....cause the only one i come under for is you"

Come undone by Vanessa Carlton

(love love love the bow necklace)

Gracie said...

Oh Micaela this is such an awesome giveaway! I will try and post about this very soon :)

I'm a local follower of course. Your the sweetest and the package looks fantastic!

Ok favourite song lyric....It usually depends on my favourite song at the time...

I love the song The Last Day on Earth by Kate Miller-Heidke

" Look Down, the ground below is crumbling
Look up, the stars are all exploding "

" Hey yeah, hey yeah oh
hey yeah, hey yeah"

" It's the last day on Earth
In my dreams, in my dreams
It's the end of the world
And you've come back to me
In my dreams"

" Between, the dust and the debris
There's a light Surrounding you and me"

"Hey yeah, hey yeah oh oh
Hey yeah, hey yeah"

" It's the last day on Earth
In my dreams, In my dreams
It's the end of the world
And you've come back to me
In my dreams"

"And you hold me closer than I
Can ever remember being held
And I'm not afraid to sleep now
If we can stay like this until"

" It's the last day on Earth
In my dreams, In my dreams
It's the end of the world
And you've come back to me
In my dreams"

"Hey yeah, hey yeah oh oh
Hey yeah, hey yeah"

" In my head I play your conversations
Over and over 'til they feel like hallucinations
You know me, I love to lose my mind
And everytime anybody speaks your name
I still feel the same, I ache, I ache, I ache inside"

" In my head I play your conversations
Over and over 'til they feel like hallucinations
You know me, I love to lose my mind
And everytime anybody speaks your name
I still feel the same, I ache, I ache, I ache inside
I ache, I ache, I ache inside
I ache, I ache, I ache inside
I ache, I ache, I ache inside"

And it goes on...:) xx

nicole addison said...

"half of my heart is a shotgun wedding to a bride with a paper ring." orrrr...
"love, or something ignites in my veins and i pray it never fades. in my heart it's the five of us."
im such a lyric whore haha!
this is an awesome giveaway lady:) congrats on 300!!

shelly said...

ok, the lyric thing sounded easy, but was not. i searched and i searched, but came right back to one of my forever favs, Train.....
"Now that she's back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there's a time to change, hey
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey"

and you know I am a follower....and i NEED that journal in my life :) xoxo

Britti said...

What a lovely giveaway!
I'll post about this later today or tomorrow, promise :)
I have a lot of favorite lyrics.... hard to pick just one song...
I've chosen "Throw away your television" by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Throw away your television
Time to make this clean decision
Master waits for its collision now
It's a repeat of a story told
It's a repeat and it's getting old

Throw away your television
Make the break big intermission
Recreate your supervision now
It's a repeat of a story told
It's a repeat and it's getting old

Renegades with fancy gauges
Slay the plague for it's contagious
Pull the plug and take the stages
Throw away your television now

Throw away your television
Take the noose off your ambition
Reinvent your intuition now
It's a repeat of a story told
It's a repeat and it's getting old

Renegades with fancy gauges
Slay the plague for it's contagious
Pull the plug and take the stages
Throw away your television now

Throw away your television
Salivate to repetition
Alleviate this ill condition now

By the way, I love love love your blog!
Have a lovely week!
xo Britti

Carrie said...

There are so many lyrics and song that I adore... and this one is all about perspective. Some may look at it in a sad way, but I think it's beautiful. When I hear this song, I actually daydream myself into this beautiful peaceful woodland setting, with a crystal clear creek, and an old wooden bridge with the paint chipping off. It's such a cathartic release and "Aaahhhh" moment. Hope you all see it this way too. :)

The Song: By the Side of the Road
The Artist: Jackie Greene
The Lyrics:
I walked up to the river bridge and
Stood myself up on the ledge and
Screamed out to everyone: “let me be”

Geisslein said...

You are such a lovely girl! Unfortunatelly my english is not good enough,this is the reason why I don´t write much normaly. but let me tell you my favorite song for the moment: Amanda Marshall: "Why don´t you love me". I´ll make a copy from the lyrics for you.
"Why am I lonely
You're sitting right here
Why am I talking
It's like I'm talking to the air
What am I looking for
That just isn't there
Why am I angry
How'd it get so bad
And why am I missing
What we
never really had
CHORUS
Why don't you love me
The way I love you
Why don't you feel things
As deep as I do
We've got a fundamental difference
In matters of emotion
But I need to feel you need me
Like a river needs an ocean
Baby why don't you love me
Who am I kidding
It wasn't meant to be
But you wanted a believer
And I needed to believe
For every wall you built around you
I learned a brand new way to climb
And if I could've been your angel
I would've found a way to fly
CHORUS
SOLO
I don't understand you
What's it take to make you cry
And if leaving you don't break you
Then baby what's it matter why
CHORUS"
This song belongs to me very much this time, it meets my soullife for this time! Hopefully SOON I can sing the song "If I Didn't Have You".
Have a lovely day little Texas Girl! Greetings to your husband to be ;o) Your love gives me hope...hope, that I can find such a love too...someday...somewhere...

brlracincwgrl said...

I adore that coffee cup! How fun! It would definitely perk up my morning coffee routine, with fun little doodles and sayings!

Song Lyric:
"Second Chance" - Shinedown

"Please don't cry one tear for me
I'm not afraid of what I have to say
This is my one and only voice
So listen close, it's only for today"

heisschic said...

at this current moment, these are my favorite lyrics:

I watch you spin around in your highest heels
You are the best one, of the best ones
We all look like we feel

You have stolen my
You have stolen my
You have stolen my heart

(dashboard confessionals)


posted(ing-now) about you.

Fallon said...

I don't think anyone can help but adore you :) Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. Her's my lyric that comes from Morrissey (of course) in a song called unloveable.

"If I seem a little strange, well that's because I am. I know that you would like me, if only you could see me. If only you could meet me."

Passion said...

These aren't my favorite lyrics but they are really pretty:
Trees that whisper in the evening, sing a song of sorrow and grieving"
I love that mug! Such a cute idea :)

J. said...

You MUST know how hard it is for me to pick a favorite song lyric!!
I've decided to just go with one- but I'm feeling a post with some of my favorite lines coming on real soon! (and a post about your giveaway, of course!)

OK, the lyric I chose is from one of my all-time fav bands (and friends of mine, so maybe I'm biased) The Great Divide. The song is called "Remain" and the lyric is as follows:

"Everybody's searching for the end of the rainbow- but I'm just trying to smell the rain."

Love you!

Maddy said...

This is a sweet giveaway. I am sooo lusting over that necklace and who doesn't need many, many coffee cups? ;)

my favorite song lyric would have to be from The Beatles

"and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

I loves it.

eli. said...

hello, i'm a follower!

My favourite line is from the death cab song marching bands of manhattan.

"but when the sun shines again, i'll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in".

those little rabbit buttons are adorable!

<3 eli

Michely Medeiros. said...

ooh how much i ♥ you and your little corner of the internet...it's always a sweet place to visit :)and you deserve all your 300 followers!!!

I'm a loyal follower and will be posting about your giveaway next...

my favorite song lyric/quote at the moment is from Kris Allen :)

"we gotta start
Looking at the hands of the time we've been given
If this is all we got and we gotta start thinking
If every second counts on a clock that's ticking
Gotta live like we're dying

We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell them that we love them
While we got the chance to say..."


got my fingers crossed x

sushipie said...

one of my current favorite lyrics is by Julian Casablancas ♥

"America, nothing is ever just anything. I looked up to you, but you thought I would look the other way."

ricebabies said...

I blogged too.

http://ricebabies-ca.blogspot.com/2010/04/blogs-with-vintage.html

Jumbleberry Orchard said...

Ooh so many pretty gifts, and so many followers! Not that I'm surprised! Dolce Vita was one of the first blogs I started following, as a matter of fact :-)

My favourite song lyric changes with my mood, but the one that constantly leaves me certain that I have everything I need in life is:

'Give me a day full of honest work
and a roof that never leaks
I'll be satisfied'
- Head Home by Midlake

Hope you're having a good day and the sun is shining in Virginia :-)

Saltina said...

I thought this was going to be difficult, but now I find myself not being able to choose just one. But I did. This is from Dido, White Flag.

I will go down with this ship,
And I won't put my hands up and surrender,
There will be no white flag above my door,
I'm in love and always will be.

carly said...

i'm a follower!
wooo girl! i love your blog!

my favourite song has to be stem by hayden. he's a canadian folky artist and i stumbled upon him when i was in high school. he has a song called stem. it's not very long maybe a minute. but i love the lyrics.

I bought a rose
to give to you
a windy day
the petals flew

from the stem
to the street
i tried to catch them
with my feet

i got to your door
you looked to see
through the peep hole
right at me

you let me in
and i just froze
i gave you a stem
that was a rose...
that was a rose

Sandra said...

It is a pleasure to follow you seestur, and I am not surprised your numbers have tripled. ^_^

Oh my goodness, you're making this hard aren't you??!

Well, one of the first lyrics that came to mind is by of Montreal from "The Past is a Grotesque Animal":

"It's so embarrassing to need someone like I do you..."

It's an absolute favorite. :)


Also from Led Zeppelin's "Going to California":

"Made up my mind, make a new start
Goin' to California with an achin' in my heart
Someone told me there's a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair"

And definitely ALL of "Here, There and Everywhere" by the Beatles. sigh.

"I want her everywhere and if she's beside me
I know I need never care
But to love her is to need her everywhere
Knowing that love is to share
Each one believing that love never dies
Watching her eyes and hoping I'm always there"

sigh, love me some beatles. :)

Congrats on the 300 followers. You brighten 300+ people's days, lovie. :)

JenRem said...

Will you hate me if I tell you that the only lyrics that come to my mind right now are:

If you're happy and you know it - clap your hands
*clap, clap*
If you're happy and you know it - clap your hands
*clap, clap*
...and so it goes on.

I guess I'm just in a happier mood now that I saw this. Now pick me as the winner already! Just kidding... kind of ;)

Marian said...

Of course I follow. And those goodies are fab. I just can't pass this up.

"Some boys take a beautiful girl and hide her away from the rest of the world. I want to be the one to walk in the sun, oh girls, they want to have fun."
-the one and only Ms. Lauper

(Seriously, my favorite lyric of ALL TIME)

Mrs. Dontje said...

super amazing giveaway! wow.

i'm a follower and i love the lyrics:

and this love will build through flights and streets. in the end, i predict you'll get the very best of me.

it's from a song by tristan prettyman!

April said...

That looks like a great giveaway!! :)

"You can't build cathedrals out of finger steeples." Tallymarks by the Portland Cello Project

HT said...

Micaela, I'm so excited about this giveaway!

My favorite song lyric is from Yeah Yeah Yeahs (one of my favorite bands). I know it's going to sound so odd, but it really is my favorite song lyric... it was the first thing to pop in my head when I read your request!

"Sonny kept his ring on
Red tape so ordinary
Love that thing like you was gone gone gone"

I've blogged about it here:
http://makeuptimesthree.blogspot.com/2010/04/dolce-vita-giveaway.html

Thanks so much for sharing your blog with us. :)

Risti Megan said...

I love giveaways- thank you! My fave song lyric at the moment is:

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see,..
No one knows this more than me.

Just Breathe, Pearl Jam.

Oh, and I love the photos in your "Delicate" post. Beauty! Hope you're doing well.

SweetLime313 said...

Hi Lovely! I am officially a follower now. And thank you for following my blog, too!

So here's the link where I blogged my lyrics and about your give away! http://sweetlime-and-savorysnack.blogspot.com/2010/04/micaela-from-dolce-vita-has-give-away.html

Tiffany said...

One of my favorite song lyrics reminds me of my beloved hubby. I'm sure knowing yours & Max's history it will probably do the same for you.

(You know me..so you know it's gotta be country!! lol)

Miss your face and love you!

"You stand by me
And you believe in me
Like nobody ever has
When my world goes crazy
You’re right there to save me
You make me see how much I have
And I still tremble
When we touch
And oh the look in your eyes
When we make love

You’re more than a lover
There could never be another
To make me feel the way you do
Oh we just get closer
I fall in love all over
Everytime I look at you
And I don’t know where I’d be
Without you here with me
Life with you makes perfect sense
You’re my best friend"
-My Best Friend by Tim McGraw

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

Oooohhh, fun giveaway! I definitely like that necklace!

I'll blog about it later this afternoon!

pooftacular said...

I'm a reader and recent follower! (one among many <--- google name)

Lyrics! This is a very chill, laid back song. I love Mogwai. Very soothing.

Cody by Mogwai

All I knew
I had to few
And would stop me
If I tried to stop you

Old times stay til the end
Sad songs remind me of friends
And the way that is
I can't leave it all
And I ask myself
Would you care at all

ahlin said...

totally love your blog.
totally a follower.
totally going to post about it.
fo sho.

if our hearts weren't meant to break, then why is there so much we can take? - tomb by allred

the entire song 'brand new colony' buy the postal service

Annie Cristina said...

I love this giveaway! I follow your blog, but of course, and here is my favorite lyric by Tori Amos:

"But threads that are golden don't break easily."

Yelena R. said...

I love your blog!

My favorite song right now is "Fall into me" by Sugarland:

"when the weight of the world
breaks down so strong it
leaves footprints on the street
and theres too many miles to face
without a few more hours sleep
the storm clouds overhead wont shed
any rain to quench your thirst
i wanna be the one you reach for first"


It's wonderful :)

missDTM said...

OH! i thank www.sweetlime-and-savorysnack.blogspot.com for blogging about your giveaway! cute blog and now i am officially following you. :)

my favorite lyrics:
"I don't wanna be your friend
I just wanna be your lover
No matter how it ends
No matter how it starts"
(radiohead - house of cards)

and i will be blogging about this later...hehe.

Joel said...

Speaking in song lyrics used to be kind of a specialty of mine. I know how corny everybody says I am for the way I pick up song lyrics and they seem to fall out of my mouth to express what I am thinking/feeling. Every human emotion was felt long before I came to this planet and I appreciate all the work authors, poets, and songwriters have put into capturing those emotions in words. I am sure that everyone reading your page would agree that we each reach out to those songs and lyrics that strike the very chords of our hearts; plucking away to the beat of our humanity. So, on top of what you have asked for I challenge your readers to make there comment in the prose of lyrics (with 5-7 lines). We will all have our own take and twists on songs and we could all use the same words to say so many different things but this is my arrangement and this is my message to you:


To drag the past out into the light (U2 – One)

But that won't help my heart to heal (Gretchen Wilson – Don’t Do Me No Good)

We’re all right where we’re supposed to be (We Are Scientists – After Hours)

Got away by some mistake and now (Taylor Swift – The Way I Loved You)

No regrets, they don't work / No regrets, they only hurt (Robbie Williams – No Regrets)
...
Fare thee well my bright star (Indigo Girls – Fare Thee Well)

Tillie said...

OH MY GOD! This is probably the best giveaway ever. Actually the best. By goodness!!

the mug! Oh the mug! Its just delightful, and who's life is complete without stationary! Oh and the bow! Girl you have run straight into my heart and cemented yourself there.

LADY LUCK BE ON MY SIDE! I think this might make my life.


Now comes the terribly hard bit. Choosing a favourite lyric for me is like choosing which of your children you love more. Not an easy task in any sense.And because ive now been sitting here for 5 minutes trying to think, I am going to post these lyrics, because they are beautiful, and by one of the greatest bands ever to grace this earth.

"Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Black bird singing in the dead of night Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night." - Blackbird, The Beatles.

Polly said...

I would love to win this! It's the CUTEST blog giveaway I've ever seen!
My favourite lyrics are kind of cheesy :)
They're from the musical Wicked (my FAVE):

"I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...

So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend... "

It's two best friends saying goodbye to each other and it's so sad it made me cry!

I'll blog about this asap!
xx

LaLa said...

Follow and here is my answer :D http://simplestformofanelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/melt-with-you.html yayayayaya I love it!! ox

Krissa said...

oh how i love this!!!!
okay...so here is my song right now..just posted these lyrics the other day on my blog.. its by Britt Nicole called Walk on Water

“So what are you waiting for
What do you have to lose
Your insecurities
They try to hold to you
But you know you're made for more
So don't be afraid to move
Your faith is all it takes”

Thanks dearie....LOVE this!!!!!

Cynthia said...

so fun! you totally deserve your 300 followers.

every week my favorite lyrics change this week its "it's like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground" by natalie grant

& I'm a stalker oops I mean follower :)

Sarah C said...

what a perfectly lovely giveaway. i have a million favorite lyrics, but my favorite ones (they guide my life) come from matt and my first dance:

"shine on, shine on...
there'll be time enough for darkness when everything's gone.
shine on, shine on...
there is work to be done in the dark before dawn"

sigh. words to live by from daisy may and seth bernard, local folky artists.

kiki said...

I'm glad you liked my recipe! Your blog is adorable!

WHEN PAINTINGS SEEM LIKE BARGAINS
BUT THEY’RE NOTHING BUT WALLPAPER
I’M PLAGUED BY SMALL TOWN FASCISTS
LIKE A RASH ON MY SKIN
-The Dissociatives

It was hard for me to pick one! Good luck with your new job!

sharlyn emily said...

"be a best friend, tell the truth, overuse "i love you", go to work, do your best, never outsmart your common sense, don't let your praying knees get lazy, and love like crazy"

too many songs to pick my absolute favorite.. but this is my favorite right now!

Laura said...

Oh, a giveaway! :)

A favorite song lyric...random selection.

"I'm not afraid to fall. It means I climbed up high. To fall is not to fail. You fail when you don't try." by Superchick. :)

Elaine said...

"every romeo has a juliet
wishful thinkers have their stars
hopeless romantics each have a love song
played on their guitars"

ahhhh --- I HEART THOSE LYRICS.

it's my all time favourite song entitle "You're My You"

and of course i'm a follower! how can i not be?

what an awesome giveaway, M!

Elizabeth Denise said...

"i promise you kid, to give so much more than i get"

Lauren Nicole said...

i've been waiting to sign up for the giveaway on account of getting a good number, haha. i'm really odd like that. :P

but anywho, it's beyond hard to decide on just one lyric, so here's what's been in my head today...

"before you, your mom and dad used to
smoke in the texas sun
they were young once too
and your mom, she found jesus
while your old man
stepped out and drew up his veins

it's quiet in the house of the old
you can hear through grinding teeth
clocks taking their toll

cause time has
a mind of it's own
like our sun spinning around
it won't slow for you now

oh i wanna catch in a song
notes i don’t hear yet
but i will when I’m gone"
- 'pirate blues' by as cities burn

one of my most favorite songs, and i don't really know why. really, i don't. but it just tears my heart out every single time i hear that first verse. (new blog coming tonight or tomorrow about as cities burn, so be on the lookout. ;]) anyway though, a couple more little lyrics that are lovely and timeless:

"living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see" - the beatles

"if you weren't real I'd make you up and we'd do everything together
i'd make you meals and call you up
we'd never talk about the weather" - 'in a mirror' by the born ruffians

"it's really over
you made your stand
you got me crying, as well as you planned
but when my loneliness is through
i'm gonna find another you" - 'i'm gonna find another you' by john mayer

<3 <3
- L

Aritza, Goddess of .. said...

Oh Micaela ! Congrats on the 300+ followers, that's a wonderful milestone :)

I follow, obviously !

I'm a sucker for Coldplay as well, they have the best lyrics by far :)

"The hardest part was letting go, not taking part" - Coldplay

Passion said...

Here's my post about your pretty giveaway!
http://penarchives.blogspot.com/2010/04/ive-got-packages-on-mind.html

i-zilla said...

i'm drooling over that necklace...ok i'm drooling over everything.

one of my favorite lyrics from keane's "can't stop now"

And I can't slow down
For no one in town
And I can't stop now
For no one

The motion keeps my heart running

Daya, muito prazer... said...

Daiane Negretti
follower: Daya, muito prazer...
daia171@hotmail.com

"Sad But True"- Metallica

ipehishere said...

im new follower :)
i love ur blog , my fav lyrics..

The stars lean down to kiss you
And I lie awake and miss you
Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere

'Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly
But I'll miss your arms around me
I'd send a postcard to you, dear
'Cause I wish you were here

owl city - Vanilla Twilight

ipehishere[at]gmail[dot]com

Jenni said...

I'm a follower (love ya) and my favorite song lyrics are fro the song "Crimson and Clover" from Jimmy Eat World ....

I'm on my feet
I'm on the floor
I'm good to go
All I need is just to hear a song I know
I wanna always feel that a part of this was mine
I wanna fall in love tonight

Crimson, and Clover
over and over
Crimson, and Clover
over and over
Crimson, and Clover (our house in the middle of the street)
over and over (why did we ever meet)
Crimson, and Clover
over and over (starting my rock and roll fantasy)
Crimson, and Clover (don't don't, don't let start, why did we ever part)
over and over (kickstart my rock and rolling heart)

ladymishel said...

I am a follower =)

You're the reason I believe in love and you're the answer to my prayers from up above. All we need is just the two of us, my dreams came true because of you, From this moment as long as I live I will love you I promise you this... - Shania Twain

blog post about this giveaway

http://bucketofkisses.blogspot.com/2010/04/dolce-vita-i-adore-you-all-giveaway.html

Kara said...

Oooh, I love your blog!! I am a new follower :) It's kinda lame, but my favorite song lyric is very simple - "breathe out, so I can breathe you in". By the Foo Fighters, on Everlong. So magical.

Thanks for posting the giveaway!

Annika said...

Lovely giveaway, I love the necklace :)

"You're keeping in step
In the line
Got your chin held high and you feel just fine
Cause you do
What you're told
But inside your heart it is black and it's hollow and it's cold" Nine inch nails

Risyaa♥ said...

Hii! ENTER ME plss~~
I'm Risya
My Email: Risya271(at)yahoo(dot)com

*I'm your followers^^ (username: Risyaa♥)
*posted this giveaway on my blog with the pic & the link back (http://risyahoneydew.blogspot.com/2010/04/yummy-giveaways.html)
*My favorite lyrics is from my most favorite band, ARCTIC MONKEYS

"If I predicted tears then I wouldn't have said it..
I wouldn't have said it if I would have known."

I really hope I'll win~
Fingers crossed^^
Tnx. <3

Beathag said...

I'll keep my heart with mine until you come to me Loreena McKennit


sophia.komninou at gmail.com

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! New follower from Spain (fisiwoman)

My favorite lyric song is: Taylor Swifts -You belong to me

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman@hotmail.com
Spain

Sarah said...

J'ADORE this giveaway! super cute Micaela! I'll cross my fingers & toes for this one :)

I'm loving this song by Ingrid Michaelson right now because its good to know someone takes you for who you are...

"If you were falling, then I would catch you
You need a light, I'd find a match

Cuz I love the way you say good morning
And you take me the way I am

If you are chilly, here take my sweater
Your head is aching; I'll make it better

Cuz I love the way you call me baby
And you take me the way I am

I'd buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair
Sew on patches to all you tear

Cuz I love you more than I could ever promise
And you take me the way I am"

Elaine said...

reblogged!!!

:)

wait for my email love, it's coming!

Michely Medeiros. said...

hi there im stopping by to let you know that i blogged about your "i adore you all" giveaway over here--> http://unscramblingchapters.blogspot.com/2010/04/micaela-first-giveaway.html

:D

angelina la dawn said...

you may not know it, but you created this giveaway for me. mugs? adore them. vintage sign from england? weird obsession with it. ribbon necklaces? swoon! postcard? for my growing collection.

and you know i'm a follower!

"physics makes us all its bitches"
-of montreal

Steph said...

Proud follower here! Your giveaway is my first! I love your style, Micaela; you're fabulous!

Here are some lyrics from my favorite song. Matt and I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert last summer, and we sang and danced to this song with all our hearts...in the pouring rain. That is my 2009 moment (:

From Dave Matthews Band - You & Me

"...pack your bags something small
take what you need & we'll disappear
without a trace, we'll be gone, gone
moon & the stars follow the car
& when we get to the ocean,
we're going to take a boat to the end of the world...
all the way to the end of the world
oh and when the kids are old enough
we're gonna teach them to flyyyyyyy...

you & me together we can do anything, baby
you & me together yes, yes..."

Elisha said...

I haven't listened to country in ages, but the Dixie Chicks FLY album will always be in my heart. At the time it was released, I was going through a breakup and the song Let Him Fly was my saving grace. In years to come I would send the song lyrics to girlfriends of mine that needed to Let Him Fly as well. My absolute favorite line from that song, that will stick with me forever to share with those in need:

It took a while to understand
The beauty of just letting go

The emotion of this song, and that line in particular, spoke to me. And I did Let Him Fly!

littlemissjuicy said...

"Beauty Queen of only 18...look for the girl with the broken smile.."
-She'll be loved.

AngelLove said...

Your followers are well deserved! :-)

One of my favorite song lyrics is Mary Mary-Dirt

Funny thing about a garden
Beauty lives within its gates
Bugs and thorns and weeds, they grow there
But they all help to create
Vivid color variations
Sweet aromas and sensations
Realize under it all, something not so beautiful
But we all ...

Need a little bit
(I) Need a little bit
Need a little bit of dirt to grow
We need a little bit
(I) Need a little bit
Need a little rain to wash our souls
We need a little bit
(I) need a little dirt to grow.

kiki said...

And I’m taking off my straw hat for you, singing
Here comes the sun again
m.ward

http://cupquakedesign.blogspot.com/

missy. said...

what a sweet giveaway! you are darling.

my favorite lyric has to be..

"so close your eyes and i'll close mine" flyleaf.

the reason why this has always been one of my favorite lyrics is because i picture my forehead pressed against my future misters with our eyes closed just loving each other. cheesy? yes but it's the truth.

ps.. i've been a follower from the getgo! can't get enough of this littly lovely of yours!

Claire Kiefer said...

How on earth did I miss this earlier? Those giveaway items are amazing, and so are you! I just blogged about it here http://bicoastally.blogspot.com/

I have so many favorite song lyrics that it's stressful to try to narrow it down to one, but this from Iron & Wine's Trapeze Swinger always gets me:

Please remember me fondly
I heard from someone you're still pretty
and then they went on to say
that the pearly gates
are filled with eloquent graffiti

OMG, I heard from someone you're still pretty. That's the sweetest and saddest thing I've ever heard, I think! Ugh.

xoxoxoxoxo

Ria said...

I'm a follower!
My fave lyrics are:There's no point in living
If you can't feel alive /If we can't have it all
Then nobody will
(Garbage-The world is not enough)
Just make you wanna live and feel like you can do anything!

Anna said...

of course i'm a follower of your lovely blog miss micaela! and for one of my fave song lyrics:

oh geography, you're gonna make a mess of me..."

-thao with the get down stay down

Marice said...

im a follower as mizhelle

"ill be ur strength, ill be ur hope.. keeping ur faith when its gone..

and i will take u in my arms and hold u right where u belong.. til the day my life is through.. this i promise u"


http://upnowandwhatsnext.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-adore-you-all-giveaway.html

AMBER G said...

"We danced through the night, and we held eachother tight. And before too long I fell in love with her." Sunf by Jensen Ackles in the song 'I saw her standing there" by Roark Critchlow and Jensen Ackles :)

Samy said...

I am a new follower :)

"And all the roads we have to walk along are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
I don't know how

Because maybe
You're gonna be the one who saves me ?
And after all
You're my wonderwall"

samyrocks92 at msn dot com

Belle said...

This is without a doubt this most gorgeous giveaway!! Thank you, you beautiful, generous girl!! I am of course a follower & I have just blogged about it in my latest post! Ok, now the hard part, deciding which lyric to post! (I have just read everyone who has entered and the lyrics are all so divine!)

(This is really hard to pick one!) There are so many songs that I adore and lots that I think of and relate to Mat and I.. but I have decided on this, it makes my knees weak when I hear it:

My love,
There's only you in my life
The only thing that's bright

My first love,
You're every breath that I take
You're every step I make

And I
I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do...

And your eyes
Your eyes, your eyes
They tell me how much you care
Ooh yes, you will always be
My endless love

- Endless love by Lionel Richie
(I pretty much want this to be my first dance at my wedding.)


xxxx

Zoë said...

"we sleep so close together that our hair becomes entwined" by suzanne vega :)

of course I follow. and there is a letter in the mail for you in the morning.

Jinx said...

I can’t believe how you looked at me
With your Johnnie Walker eyes
He’s gonna get you and after he’s through
There’s gonna be no love left to rye

Very cute stuff to giveaway!Congrats!


Blawg'ed :

http://jinxspinx.blogspot.com/2010/04/micaela-at-dolce-vita-is-having.html


Ashley
sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

Cole said...

Ah, I have so much trouble coming up with song quotes I like....grrrr......but I've always loved Jack Johnson's "Don't Let Your Dreams be Dreams."
I also love the lyrics from Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay" (our first song)
"Stay, lady, stay, stay with your man awhile
Why wait any longer for the world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he’s standing in front of you"

How have you been this week darling?

Brandi said...

Well, I'm definitely a follower (duh). And this giveaway you're doing is so cool! You're seriously one of the sweetest bloggers and I'm so glad we met.
One of my favorite song lyrics:
"I was just guessing at numbers and figures / Pulling the puzzles apart / Questions of science, science and progress / Do not speak as loud as my heart" - Coldplay, The Scientist
That song just melts my heart.

Laura Loo said...

yay good for you on 300 followers! i adore the rose magnet and the bunny buttons! aww :)

though not one of my favorite songs, it's one of my favorite lyrics...very simple, touching, and sweet.. from "Wicked" the musical

"...You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart. and now whatever way our stories end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend..." "I do believe I have been changed for the better. Because I knew you, I have been changed for good"

Tara said...

I am a [new] follower, but have been secretly stalking your blog for a little while now (:

My favorite song lyric is:
"Had to find some higher ground, had some fear to get around....square one, my slate is clear; rest your head on me my dear. It took a world of trouble, it took a world of tears. It took a long time to get back here."
~ Tom Petty

{ Thy Lady } said...

eeeeeeeee!!! this is the BESTEST BEST giveaway EVERR! I seriously LOVE everything you have here! I love that mug that is THE AWESOMEST mug I've ever seen, the Keep Calm & Carry On journal omg it's one of my fav quotes, the bow, rabbits, postcard! Love it all :) :)

am a follower of your lovely blog of course!!

Favourite lyric.

Title & Registration - Death Cab For Cutie

"I was searching for some legal document
As the rain beat down on the hood
When i stumbled upon pictures i tried to forget
And that's how this idea was drilled into my head"


*fingers crossed that I win, I really want to win this!!*


xoxo

Much love,

- J

Sabrina said...

I am now a follower. :)

"You go to my head with a smile that makes my temperature rise, Like a summer with a thousand Julys, you intoxicate my soul with your eyes."
~Louis Armstrong with Oscar Peterson

missDTM said...

i blogged about it! http://twisted-style.blogspot.com/2010/04/ds-friday-favs.html

Megan said...

Micaela, this is such a gorgeous giveaway! I love the mug.
Congrats on 300 followers, i love reading your post everyday. Your outlook on life is truelly beautiful and inspiring.

My favourite song lyrics;
"I wish I had a mango tree
In my backyard
With you standin next to me
Take the picture
From her lips I heard her say
Can I have you
Caught up on what to say
I said you do"
- Mango Tree Angus and Julia Stone

International Giveaways said...

*-- Not an entry --*

Just wanted to let you know that your giveaway was listed on my blog!

Here's the link:
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/04/bunch-of-goodies-from-dolce-vita.html

I hope it brings you more participants & followers. :)

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

I just found your blog& I love it! My fav song lyric of all time is 'Eat, drink & be merry, for tomorrow we die.' DMB - and I think it's in the bible, but I heard it from Dave first ;)

Lauren Nicole said...

blogged about your giveaway! - http://postwiththemost.blogspot.com/2010/04/hello-hello.html

- L

Cass said...

I'm a new follower. I love the song Defying Gravity from Wicked, especially
"I'm through accepting limits
'cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!"

Great giveaway! :)

Lauryn said...

I thought I was already a follower but I wasn't! I fixed that immediately!

My favorite song lyrics are from Regina Spektor:

"This is how it works,
You're young until you're not,
You love until you don't,
You try until you can't.
You laugh until you cry,
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
until their dying breath.

No this is how it works,
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like,
Then try to love the things you took.
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
Then walking arm-in-arm,
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again..."

♥TanyaMarie♥ said...

hi! i am tanya-a follower of yours :D

my fav song lyrics is the song from Air Supply's : All out of Love

I 'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you
I know you were right believing for so long
I 'm all out of love, what am I without you
I can't be too late to say that I was so wrong

I've also blogged about this:
blog: http://aimishu.blogspot.com/2010/04/dolce-vitas-i-adore-you-all-giveaway.html

thank u
-tanya

Nadia Alejandra said...

It was SO hard to chose just one lyric! =P But here you go:

"Limitless undying love which
shines around me like a million suns
And calls me on and on across the universe"

— The Beatles —

Romina said...

My favorite song lyrics are:

¨El amor es una cosa que se da de pronto en forma natural¨

Which means: Love is something that happens naturally and unexpectedly.

Zoë said...

I blogged about it here:
http://inthenextroom.blogspot.com/2010/04/four-days-til-freedom.html

livin wide said...

"I come around all broken down and
Crowded out
And you're comfort" - Rascal Flatts, 'Every Day'

this is my boyfriend and i's song...i just love the idea that a person IS comfort to another.

Lilly said...

Aww what a lovely giveaway.
One of my favorite lyrics is "This could be the end of everything so why don't we go somewhere only we know?" by Keane.
Thanks a lot for the chance.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Bree said...

'we live in a jar and think the lid is the sky' - Brand New

Cynthia said...

I just posted about your giveaway!

http://l-afterlife.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaways-heard-round-world.html

I'm so excited!!

Hava a fantastic monday hope training goes well!!

heartshapedbruise. said...

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway - thanks a lot :)

The song lyric I've chosen (believe me, it was hard! There were so many that came straight to mind..) is this:

"If I could change, I would
Take back the pain, I would
Retrace every wrong move that I've made, I would
If I could stand up & take the blame I would
If I could take all the shame to the grave, I would.

Sometimes I remember the darkness of my past
Bringing back these memories I wish I didn't have
Sometimes I think of letting go & never looking back
& never moving forward, so there'd never be a past."
- Linkin Park 'Easier To Run'

Take care,

www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

The one that immediatly comes to mind is -

"Someone told me you have oceans in your eyes, cold as shadows over European skies."

From the song North by North by Faded Paper Figures, a beautiful song! :)

IK said...

I'm a follower xD

My fav song lyric def has to be from "Fix You" by Coldplay:-

"When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse
When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?"

Grace Wong said...

thanks for the giveaway, I just followed you!

I love this lyric from the song Ivory and Irony by DELUHI (japanese band! xD):

The Ivory you loved, the Irony of our hearts just missing one another,
Reminiscence and unclear Ivory, the emptiness is a clear Irony

blogged: http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/04/dolce-vita-is-having-i-adore-you-all.html

shou.milk@gmail.com

kaileenelise said...

hello sweet one. you would host a totally fun & delightful giveaway ;) i've truly enjoyed connecting with you, following your blog and sharing bits of snail mail love.

i'll post soon and be sure to link back to you when i do!

here's one of my fav song lyrics, "samson" by regina spektor

...you are my sweetest downfall
i loved you first,
i loved you first
beneath the stars came fallin' on our heads
but they're just old light,
they're just old light...

xoxo, ♥kaileenelise

crissy said...

Of course I'm a follower. :)
Now, for a song lyric... not gonna lie, had a hard time thinking of one, but I finally thought of something.

Theres something in the way she moves/ or looks my way or calls my name/ that seems to leave this troubled world behind/ And if I'm feelin down and blue/ or troubled by some foolish game/ she always seems to make me change my mind. --James Taylor

♥♥♥

BookGirl said...

One of my favorite songs is Leonard Cohen's 'Anthem.' My favorite lines:

"Ring the bell that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in."

For a recovering perfectionist like me, it's a wonderful reminder of the beauty of imperfection.

P.S. I follow you in my Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway, and congratulations!

Clara

jackiek said...

my favorite song lyric is

don't loose your faith
don't run away
it's only life
- kate voegele

and of course i'm a follower!

and i blogged! purplemonkey732.blogspot.com

Parker said...

Oh, my goodness what a lovely giveaway. Congratulations! You're blog is beautiful.

"I'll stop the world and melt with you"
-Modern English

hugs and more hugs,
Fritzi Marie

its simple love said...

WOW what a good giveaway! I hope i'm not too late!

And suppose I never met you
Suppose we never fell in love
Suppose I never ever let you kiss me so sweet and so soft
Suppose I never ever saw you
Suppose we never ever called
Suppose I kept on singing love songs just to break my own fall
Just to break my fall

Regina Spector

Rachael

Surge said...

I follow.
Favorite lyric: I don't like the drugs, but the drugs like me

contact email: tsgiveaways(at)hotmail.com

Colette said...

Wow, this is hard. But I have to go with the Ballad of Sweeney Todd:

"Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd,
His skin was pale and his eye was odd,
He shaved the faces of gentlemen
who never thereafter were heard of again...
He trod a path that few have trod,
Did Sweeney Todd,
The demon barber of Fleet Street.

He kept a shop in London town
Of fancy clients and good renown
And what if none of their souls were saved?
They went to their maker impecably shaved...
By SWEENEY!"

So morbid and utterly amazing.

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