Monday, February 7, 2011

because YOU'RE my favorite... A GIVEAWAY OF MY FAVORITES!

Awesome {and unreal} is reaching 500 followers.

I know it's not about popularity etc. but it does make me smile whenever i see a new face pop up on the right there and i want to know who she is... what's her story?

my husband suggested a giveaway for 500 and i might have fallen in love with him even more for thinking about my little dolce vita.

so here it is... nothing big but i wanted it to be personal. I thought, if i was going to put a box together to describe me in some way, what would it include?

one dolce vita reader will win a box of my favorite things:

you might win: UO blank polaroid card to send happy mail, Mod coffee cup (something i collect), Milano cookies which are perfect for coffee or a monday morning, F21 bow earrings, "for you" mixed tape of my favorites, Rose magnet to hang up love notes, Falsies Volume Express mascara because flirting with your eyes is seriously underplayed these days, and The Time Traveler's Wife, my all time favorite book.

All this in the above Tote bag which i use for books, post office trips, and light groceries.

Mandatory: be a lovie (follower) because this giveaway is a thank-you 

*comment that you're a follower & tell me one of your favorite things?

*for an extra entry, grab my giveaway button/blog/or tweet about it and leave me the link please

winner will be chosen at random by husband a week + a day on Feb. 15th so please do enter lovies! 

and again, THANK-YOU to all you lovies who make me smile with your comments. It's good to be your friend! xo


Rhianne said...

I love your blog and follow of course.

One of my favourite things is my yellow mug :D I use it every day and always think of you. Thank you for that and also for being so amazing, it's been a pleasure getting to know you and 500 followers is no surprise :) It's good being your friend too!

Cailie said...

I love and follow your blog!
That is by far my favorite mascara! I use it everyday. One of my favorite things is this tea I started drinking called Zhena's Gypsy coconut chai. Yum!

Rozen said...

I absolutely love your blog! and I follow your blog

One of my favorite things of all time is watching movies...I just adore watching movies, netflix has been my friend since having my baby boy because it's a little hard to make it to the movies when there's a baby with :)

Stephanie said...

Well, of course, I'm a follower of your blog.
I'm going to linky you up to my blog :)
I want that mascara...because I'm sucha flirt, ya know. ha.ha.
AND; February 16th is my I must win this! ;)

Zoƫ said...

so wonderfully amazing! one of my favourite things is the book, the picture of dorian gray, it pretty much changed my life in highschool.

i am definitely a follower :)

Ria said...

I am a follower!
One of my favorite things is my teddy bear.I have him since before I was born (mom bought it for me when she found out she was expecting).
I've also put your giveaway button on my blog!
Congrats on 500 doll!

Tara said...

I love reading your blog and am a follower. One of my favorite things right now is my white and green tea cup full of chai tea.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and follow it everyday!! My favorite son. He gives me a reason to wake up and smile everyday. Hearing his laugh makes all the worries I have, disappear. Oh, and my black stiletto heels. I love them too. :)

C.E.R. said...

I'm a follower! :)

One of my fav things? Ice cream. Any kind. Any time. Anywhere.

Congrats on 500!

Connie said...

I love following your blog, and now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll win the giveaway:)

Fritzi Marie said...


You are too cute. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your new life. You and your hubby are the cutest.

One of my favorite things is a good pair of striped socks.

love love love you,

Jenni said...

How fun! I'm a follower, and one of my favorite things right now is Burt's Bee pomegranate chapstick! This winter weather is havoc on my pucker!

Ashley Ann said...

I follow on google reader, and my favorite thing today is my bright red lipstick. I'm going to use it to try to fool myself into feeling better!

pandacola said...

Hi there! I'm a follower and also read the entries on a feed reader. It's a bit difficult to choose a favourite thing but a few days ago I bought a really nice toy-postbox. I went to the post office to send some letters and I saw it there. It's like the official ones here and I have it on my desk. Lovely.

Amy said...

newest follower!!

What a wonderful giveaway idea - I will definitely do something like this when I hit a big victory like 500 followers!!

Time Traveler's Wife is the BEST book in the ENTIRE world!!

Claire Kiefer said...

Yay, Amy entered (she just commented on my blog post about your lovely giveaway)! I am not entering because I have received more than enough delightful treats from you, but I am definitely going to encourage everyone else to enter!

I love your collection of sweet favorite things. I wrote about what mine would include on my blog post today, but some of them were: a Pilot pen, big dangly earrings, strong coffee, a book of poems, and gold glitter topcoat nail polish. :)

Emily said...

I'm a follower and I love everything you picked!

My favorite thing right now is avocado chocolate pudding!

Meredith said...

I'm a follower! And one of my favorite things is Palmer's Cocoa Butter - my winter dry skin is addicted to it.

Lydia Lois said...

Because yes I adore all those things in your giveway is why I have to enter, at least. Though it is a good question, there is far to much that is a "favorite" or as I call it lovee of mine. The one I am obsessed with is bows. Lately I have wanted any and all things bow like. One of the reasons my eyes stopped at your giveaway. However if I can't win I hope the girl with the birthday on Feb 16 wins. Thanks!

Marisa said...

What a perfect giveaway... I love it all. I have been meaning to try that mascara and my ALL TIME favorite cookie is Milano's... OF COURSE. I will blog about this today!

Claudia said...

1. I am a follower of course! And I do have to say I love coming back to visit you! I'd love it all of course specially that blank Polaroid card

2. Your giveaway button is up and running in my blog my Dear!

jaza said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for this amazing giveaway! One of my favorite thing is my analogic Pentax camera.

siilenti said...

What a great giveaway! Nothing better than sharing your favorite things! Im a follower and one of my favorite things is lancome eyeliner and mascara

Kristyn said...

I'm a follower, of course!!

One of my favorite things is the food network magazine! I love baking, and now cooking, and I use this magazine as one of my many inspirations.

Nic said...

I am a follower! One of my favorite things about your blog is your creative mail posts. My all time favorite thing is Pride and Prejudice- the book and the movie. LOVE it. :) Congrats on 500!

Megan said...

Congrats on 500 followers! You are adored by so many lovely ladies.
One of my favourite things is the the new "work wardrobe" I have put together, it makes getting dressed every morning more exciting.

April said...

I'm a follower (forever).
One of my favorite things is... you! Cop out, but hey, I'm in recovery, I'm allowed. ;)

E. Charlotte said...

I'm a new follower! I found you through BiCoastally and I love your blog! Very cute and fun! Please enter me in your lovely giveaway too. How awesome! :)

One of my favorite things? Finding new blogs that keep me smiling!

Cassie said...

Of course I am a dedicated follower of Micaela!!;)

My favourite thing is the huge Shasta Daisy plant I have next to our patio wall - in August its cheeky little faces peek over the wall at me!

bklyn76 said...

you know i'm already a devoted follower and this giveaway is grand! :)

one of my favourite things: blistex silk and shine lip balm.

bklyn76 said...

button added:

erin elder said...

I absolutely ADORE and follow your cute cute blog!

One of my favorite things is the smell and feeling of freshly done hair when i leave the salon. Its such a rejuvenating feeling having fresh fabulous hair!

Congrats on 500 my dear!! That is so wonderful, and so deserved. :)

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

oooh, i love this giveaway! that bag is amazing and i think it would look good on my shoulder, don't you?

you know i'm already a follower!

hmmm, a favorite thing of mine? antique frames? ;)

Sarah said...

How fun to do a giveaway of some of your favourite things! You know that I'm a follower, of course, and one of my favourite things is this Barbour bicycle jacket, but it's basically a million dollars.

Sarah said...

I tweeted and posted here, too:

Megan said...

I just became a follower through Bicoastally. One of my favorite things is Pj's iced coffee. Pj's is a coffee company based out of New Orleans. My favorite flavors of the iced coffee? Southern Pecan, Praline, and Viennese Blend. Unfortunately, I don't have access to my favorite thing unless I travel 45-60 minutes away!

Maddy said...

Obviously I am a follower, haha :)

one of my favorite things is dogs! nothing beats the companionship, but you know that. ;)

and Milano cookies might come in at a close second, because OMG they are delicious.

Maddy said...

I also tweeted about it! my twitter link is but i'm not sure how to link the specific tweet up here.. hmm, technology fail on my part, haha

blueeyedfreckle said...

ah! I want to enter YOUR giveaway! I want all that stuff!!! fun!

J.Ozuna said...

Hi Mickey, I just wanted to be the only dude that commented.

p.s. I'm getting close to your 500, with 5. You just wait.

Gale said...

aww yay how sweet of you <3 this is such a great giveaway!

i am a follower of your blog and one of my favorites is spaghetti and meatballs for sure!

i love your blog dear...i'll be coming around more often trust me ;)

Cynthia said...

I follow :) hmm these days my favorite thing is my kindle its such a great resding experience!

good luck to everyone!

carmar76 said...

don't enter me, but i just wanted to say this is such a CUTE giveaway!

Carolyn said...

I love your blog and of course I follow..One of my favorite things is my black cashmere coat. It belonged to my Gram & Great Aunt. They pooled their funds way back in the day & bought it together. It was passed onto me after they both passed. I lovingly call it "My Hug"..thank you this brought a smile to my face! I will tweet your giveaway! My Twitter is @angelgirl627 xoxo

Simply Me said...

what a fabulous giveaway M and follow your blog and you :)
Will def put up a button on my blog too and then leave a link ..
and congrats on 500 ..may the next 500 come soon ..

Erin {pughs' news} said...

You know I'm a follower! Here are a few of my favourite things:
- teacups
- good books
- long letters
- long walks
- spring blooms
- how I feel after a run
- my boys
- my friends
- YOU!

I added a link on the sidebar of my blog.

Have had the world's worst day here. Am trying to cheer myself up at the end of it with a cup of tea, some fresh baked cookies and a good catch-up of my favourite blogs (I think I've been offline since Saturday!)

PS: Glad you got your water back!

Diana said...

Following, duh!

Favorite things? Coffee, a good book, a simple camera, and a cafe. Perfect.

i-zilla said...

you know i follow your blog girl!

one of my favorite things? upbeat happy pop music! it puts me in such a good mood and i can't help but dance all around the house!

Cole said...

Congrats on 500! That's awesome!
And of course I am your follower! One of my favorite things is Jus! (haha, but I'm really loving him today so I guess that counts!)

Cole said...

And I tweeted!!/colekbl/status/34834755518341120

junenicole said...

Well, aren't you sweet!!! Your blog is one of my favorites and I am for sure a follower! One of my favorite things is coffee mugs. I have about a million... but there is nothing more perfect that a good cup of coffee in a cute mug to start the morning!

April said...

I blogged about your giveaway! Wahooo

Tillie said...

Miss Micaela congratulations little lady. I think i just died a little bit, that bag. oh that bag!

You are one of my favourite things ;) hehe oh and Oreos. I just ate 4. They were amazing. Haha. I like alot of things but that is just a couple xxxx

Elisse said...

Thank you Micaela's hubby for the giveaway idea!

Of course I'm a follower :) and I happily do so!

Congrats on making it to 500 followers :D


Elisse said...

Whoops - I forgot to say one of my favorite things - LOL! Umm, my favorite thing is my Moleskine agenda. It keeps my Life organized!

Lauren Ebanks said...

I am a new follower of your blog as of yesterday but a follower nontheless!

One of my favorite things is a bundle of handwritten letters my husband has given me over the years.
So sweet!

I just tweeted this even though Twitter completely confuses me. I'm an old person at heart...!/LC_Ebanks

I hope I win this giveway b/c I have yet to win one! Oh and my b-day is February 9 if that might sway youuuuuu. Hahaaa!

evasuejane. said...

what a nice thing to do! and congrats on 500! [: i'm a follower and i love my collection of books that i found at goodwill that i use for images for collage material! [:


Lauren Ebanks said...

Oh and I have to say that we share a lot of "favorite things"-those cookies, that bag, those earrings and esp. THAT BOOK! Oh man that book was amazing..the movie version not so much.

Kara said...

Yaaaaay!! Of course I'm a follower :)

One of my favorite things is my fiance!!! And he's closely followed by happy marriages. I just love love.

Anonymous said...

micaela! as you know, i am a follower! :)) and one of my favorite things is when you comment on my blog. seriously! i love it! loves, love!

Sandra said...

Congrats on the 500 followers!!! With a person as awesome as you, it was bound to happen! X)
I love all of your favorite things and will be tuning in to see who ends up with this great prize!! (crosses fingers*hopefully me) lol

One of my favorite things these days are scarves!! I can't get enough of them! I am like a woman obsessed! :)

xo love ya mickey!!

Lilly said...

I am a follower ^^
And one of my faves is reading and chocolate.
The Time Traveler's Wife book is on my wishlist.
Thanks a lot for the chance.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You are just the loveliest of ladies (and aww noticed your new e-mail address!) Thanks for the giveaway!

Mmm salty snacks are one of my favorite things. I was contemplating potato chips in the market earlier (but decided I really need to lay off them) and made homemade caesar salad dressing instead.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...


Farah said...

Oh my, 64 comments already. I guess I have to keep my fingers crossed real tight! Congrats on reaching 500readers! that is def a feat worth celebrating! Currently my fav thing would be dark choc with orange! Best invention EVER, I kid you not! xoxo

Sarah said...

of course i'm a follower... and one of my favorite things as well is those YUMMY milano cookies... looks like i might have to make a run at lunch for some now :)

super cute & yay max for the idea!

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a fabulous giveaway and a great idea for a giveaway. I am a follower of your fabulous blog!


Alyssa said...

my life would not be complete without being a follower of yours my dearest!

umm one of my favourite things is... trashy teenage movies, my taste is shameful but i LOVE them sooo :)

Amanda said...

You are so sweet. I am always happy when I come over here :)

Amanda said...

I tweeted:
check out sweet micaela's giveaway!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Very coool! I am your newest follower sent by Bicoastally :) Glad she posted about your cute blog!

Steph said...

How Cute I am a follower, my favorite item is Coffee Mug!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I tweeted, too :)!/jointhegossip/status/35050910094852096

Elaine said...

love love love that you have this gorgeous giveaway!!!

1.) i definitely am a blog lover of yours!

2.) my absolute most favourite thing has got to be my camera --- i can never leave home without it!

3.) i am going to post up your button on my blog now :) you know where to find me!

kisses your way, love!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

yay! giveaways, love it!!

Meghan said...

This is so so so amazing, Micaela, and I ADORE YOUR FACE! I am so a follower!

One of my favorite things? My cute little espresso cups:)

Leesh said...

I'm a follower and one of my favorite things are my new ConvinceMe boots from Nine West. I will still wear them even though I may slip with all the snow we have.

Leesh said...

and I blogged about your giveaway >

Shell said...

hi M,

what a lovely giveaway! i would love to win a box of your favorite things, because some of those are on my favorite list too and i dont own the timetravlers wife book but i do love the movie she's my #1 girl crush and id love to read the book, they say there was a lot more to the story then what was shown in th movie, id love to read it.

and my favorite thing is a photo of my mother and father on their wedding day.

i posted your giveaway button on my blog :)

i hope i win lol

thanks M


Shell said...

ahhhh forgot to add something!

congrats on 500, not a surprise, your blog is adorable!

Tiffany said...

Love you friend and of course I follow you...

Some of my favorite things...the animals that are hanging on my wall. I know I know you are a vegetarian and probably won't like that answer..BUT most of them have stories. The turkey fan by the front door my daddy shot and made for my grandparents...the mule deer head by the couch my Pappy shot in 1980 (the bullet hangs below it)...the leopard rug in the dining room was shot about 70 years ago by hubby's great uncle in Venezuela on the oil lease he lived was in his back yard.

tiffany said...

of couuurse i follow! i love your blog!

one of my favorite things are my headphones. i love zoning out to my favorite music. plus! they were a gift from my man ♥

Margarita said...

I just discovered your blog, and now I'm a follower and I absolutely adore your whole blog. I don't just follow anyone, my time is just a little too precious, but you're blog is wonderful!!

My favourite thing? There's just so many, but I love latte's and tulips and my little girl!!

Phoenix Peacock said...

oooo what a sweet thoughtful and GENEROUS give away! OF course I am a follower!
oh and favorite things of mine: lavender - the smell and the taste, puppy kisses, kisses, pin ups, tattoos, and of course BUNNIES!

Gracie said...

Oh my! I'm a follower of you of course :)

So one of my favourite things (at the moment) is Arnotts Chocolate mint slice biscuits. Jason and I are obsessed with them and have them for dessert nearly every night (In fact he went to the local store to buy a packet and it was more expensive then he realised but then he saw 2 for $5 well he couldn't pass that up lol)

You're a beautiful friend!

BrittanButterfly said...

oh Micaela, what a sweet giveaway! I don't know how I missed it until now, must be because I have been so busy! Your comment you left on my blog was so sweet, thank you!
Of course I am a follower and I have to say I think my favorite thing is probably my dad's wedding band. My mom gave it to me the night he passed away and it really meant a lot to me.
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Lauryn said...

I love that you're giving away your favorite things! You know that I am a follower and I definitely love your blog. Some of my favorite things are my Nikon, English Bulldogs, chocolate roasted almonds, expensive makeup, and coffee :)

Congrats on 500 followers!

Bria said...


One of my favorite things is my bow headband. My hair is busy growing out from a really short cut, and on the days I wake up late and I can't seem to do anything with it (most days), my headband always makes it look cute. :)

I've been following your blog for quite some time, but I think this is my first comment!

J. said...

You KNOW I'm a follower, I posted about your fabulous giveaway and just added the button to my page... so sign me up! :)
A few of my favorite things include:
the sound of vinyl records-
how my dogchildren jump and dance around every time I come home-
getting to the point in a book or movie where the title begins to make sense-
getting an unexpected piece of mail from a friend (thank you for my vday card!!!)-
quotes that make me stop and think-
my friends- including you!
Hugs and kisses, my dear!

Summer {athena in the middle} said...

hee hee!

i am here. everyone else stop entering. sorry. hahaah. kidding.

i follow you!

Summer {athena in the middle} said...

My fave thing is:

my kitties!

Karena said...

What a wonderful collection of items to giveaway!! Love it all.

I am a follower (thought I already was)


Spread the word...Come and enter my amazing Giveaway from Splenderosa!

Art by Karena

Karena said...

Oh and one of my favorite things is the body butter from EcoNatural in Citrus I put on my face at night, so wonderful!!

Art by Karena

Lace said...

I follow! & One of my favorite things is nail polish. Any and all... I have to have it on or I feel downright nekid! ;)

Lacey said...

What an awesome giveaway! I follow your blog and one of my favorite things is chocolate! :) Congrats on 500 followers!

Emily {Rue de France} said...

Hi M!
As you know, I found out about your blog through my lovely Erin, but can you believe I wasn't even a follower until about 30 seconds ago?! Whoops. Of course I just rectified that. So your 530th fan is moi!

One of my favourite things? Umm... It's hard to choose just one! Let's say extra-hot chai tea lattes from Starbucks. I'm planning on drinking a lot of them during my next three weeks of being home in Canada!

Fabulous giveaway. Fingers crossed!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

OOO I new to your blog - just followed - and loving it!!!

One of my favorite things is a mothers day bracelet my hubby gave me that has all our kids names and birthdays on it along with the quote "A moment in my tummy a lifetime in my heart"

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Tweeted - here is the link!/ItchinStitchin

Ai said...

I'm a new follower!


Shelly said...

been a follower for ages!

one of my favorite things is green tea ice cream!

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower and one of my favorite things is a great bag!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Haylee said...

Fabulous giveaway Micaela! I'm definitely a follower already


Haylee said...



Karina said...

Hmmmm... I really thought long and hard before I entered your giveaway, but I am greedy and a hoarder and I LOVE that bag!!!
Miguelito has already sent you the bribe -Haha!!

My favorite thing? My favorite thing is you and our friendship!! I love you!!!
: ) You know I am a follower of your blog,I wouldn't have it any other way!


Karina said...

I put up your button on my blog :)

Ria said...

It's so hard to pick one thing! ;)

Right now I'm feeling romantic so I'll go with my memory box... a simple box stuffed full of mementos and treasures from the past 6 years with my lovely boy shaped love. It never fails to make me smile.

Jordan Nicole said...

I'm a follower :)
I quite enjoy your blog. Your sense of style and likes is very similar to my own which makes your posts all the more fun! One of my favorite things would be coffee and curling up for a movie day with my boyfriend. They don't happen very often which makes the times that we do get to all the more special. Thank you for such a wonderful blog!

Britti said...

I loooove this giveaway! I really hope I'll win!
And of course I am a follower!
Have a lovely weekend!

Britti said...

Ah and I blogged about your giveaway:

xo Britti

Cindy said...

I found your blog by way of Bianca and Goodnight Little Spoon--about the time you posted your wedding photos (I loved your dress by the way--it's what I always imagined I'd wear if I ever got married). I didn't have internet access for a while though so I was only just able to show you that I'm following--better late than never :)

One of my favorite things is that no matter how many sunsets I've seen or how many times I've looked up at the stars on a clear night, it takes my breath away each and every time. Love that feeling :)

green tea and red nails said...

i am a new follower! i love your blog and what a fabulous giveaway!!

one of my very favourite things is uncovering a treasure at the op shop... and then discovering that it is half price!!!

kel xx

Lauren Nicole said...

i follow.

one of my favorite things is glee. it makes me happier than most anything.

another favorite thing is parcels in the mail. etsy orders or a package from a friend, i love the feeling of a lovely package in my hand.

<3 <3

Nadia Alejandra said...

Of course I'm a follower! AND one of my favorite things is reading while drinking a cup of tea... it feels like heaven! :)

Pixie in Ireland, Land of Green said...

What do I love? My kids,(4), warm weather in France where I holiday every year, my hometown of London, the green-ness of where I live in Ireland now for the past 10 years.Also Ben and Jerry's ice-cream and Reeses NUTRAGEOUS!

I need to win because I have been secretly lurking on your blog for ages now, through Erin's link, and she's always winning give-aways.... so it's my turn now hahah.

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