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Thursday, February 09, 2006

♥ valentine giveaway ♥

valentine giveaway
It's time for another contest, friends! All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me about TWO things you love! They can't be people and you can't put the same answer as anyone else. Be specific! You have until 11:59 10:50 pm PST, Sunday, Feb. 12th. Happy weekend! ♥ xo, Joleen


Blogger Heather said...

I love PINK and I love this jar! I want! LOL
Actually I love when my muse flows and helps me create art and I love the feeling I get when I look at my daughter.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

I love waking up and being grateful for everything I have: the most wonderful of friends, my whole family alive and well, a home, food and clothes, an education, the right to be who I am, the ability to dance, a joy of living. And I love saying right out loud everything I think and feel, not needing to be ashamed of anything that I am or do or feel. (These feelings are what I wish for everyone for valentine's day.)

(I'm tisdagsregn on flickr, by the way. :))

11:26 PM  
Blogger Server Girl said...

1. I love mint chapstick..not only for the tingly feeling it leaves on my lips, but if u scrape your teeth over your lip while wearing it, you have instant fresh breath :)

2. Opening my eyes every morning to see my kitty, Cricket. She needs me and loves me. She doesn't argue with me and i don't get in fights with her :)

11:39 PM  
Blogger joy madison said...

well I've been loving on things for nine days now:)

I love:

1. bright colored papers!

2. red lipstick

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Hanna said...

Hi Joleen, that jar looks really cute!

I love:

1. buying tulips in winter

2. the satisfaction after doing something challanching and beeing proud of my self

have a great weekend!

12:37 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

two things that i'm fairly certain
someone else won't say,
1. the smell of magic markers
2. the smell of exhaust fumes

i don't know why,
maybe cause my dad is a mechanic
but i love any kind of gas-like smell

3:27 AM  
Anonymous brenda said...

I love having my hair twizzled.
I love quietly watching someone absorbed in a task.

4:46 AM  
Blogger nienke said...

1. I love language (learning), i like it when i surprise people by knowing some words/sentences in their language, or overhearing conversations, heehee. I wish i could speak every language there is in the world, if only i had the time!

2. I love the moment when one of my students finally 'gets it', because i explained something or handed them some other solving strategies so that they can find out by themselves. Watching children learn is so rewarding!

~x Nienke

5:03 AM  
Blogger Knit Chick said...

I never win anything - but here goes my two loves:

- I love pregnant women (I'm so jealous and want a baby - but need to finish school first - even though hubby is totally ready to start trying!)

- I love... the way my cat Zeus knows when I need comfort and comes and sits on me while I'm lying in bed, but he always knows which spot will comfort me. It's the greatest connection between human and animal that I can ever experience.

5:52 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

uno...my husband is the athletic
director at our high school. i love
looking down on the basketball
court and seeing him looking up at
he is usually leaning against the
gym wall and he will just give me
this look and no one else knows
what he is doing, but i know that
he sees me and he loves me. it
makes my stomach twinkle.

dos...i love walking into my studio and seeing all my potential.
i serves me well on mornings when i think...what is my purpose and i walk down my bedroom steps into my
studio and then i can see....

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

1. I love girl scout cookies - thin mints in particular...mmm

2. I love that feeling when I've struggled with creating something, and don't like how its going and then at the end I look at it and realize that its wonderful. These usually turn out to be my favorite pieces.

Thanks for this exercise - even if I don't win it gave me some happy thoughts today!! :)

6:47 AM  
Anonymous hippyxic said...

I love...to LOVE!!
I love ...to be LOVED!!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous raspberrytart said...

Only two things?!?

I love the summer, when the days are long and the world is full of color and life.

And I love flickr, which has motivated me to pick up my camera, see the world with new eyes, and share my findings with my new friends.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

What a cute jar!
I've never commented before, but I found you through Heather, and I love your blog! (but that's not one of my things)


I love the first smell of winter. Perhaps this is a weird thing, but stepping outside on a cold autumn morning and smelling that smell for the first time...yum.

I also love homemade, still-warm chex mix. I know, another silly thing to LOVE, but it's what I love now! :-D

7:44 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I so want this *smile* :)
I love the smell of rain coming in the spring time.

I love the first blooms of my irises and trying to remember what colors I planted.


7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love staying up late at night, under a warm blanket and reading a good book.

I love when my husband gets up early on the week-end,and goes to the bakery to buy fresh doughnuts so I can have them when I wake up with a hot cup of coffee that he has also made.

Shelly aka shellytay on flickr

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Jessica Hood said...

I love my new iMac G5 so much I want to make out with it every time I look at it.

I love my chihuahua, Abigail, b/c she is the sweetest thing ever. No matter how crappy my day has been, coming home to her brightens everything!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

1. I love my super soft pillow!

2. I love waking up in the early morning only to realize that I still have a couple hours of sleep left. That's HEAVEN, I tell ya!

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Henna said...

1. I love gardens. Whether I am just looking at them, walking through them or digging in them, they give me a great sense of peace.

2. Good hair days. They don't happen often, but when they do, they make me feel like a million bucks!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Giao said...

Gorgeous jar, Joleen!

I love how girly my dog looks in her new pink collar.

I love lazy Sunday mornings, complete with big fry-up breakfast, leisurely Sunday-paper-reading, and a lazy visit to the local bookstore for fun browsing.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Tatterededge said...

Hey Joleen-great idea!
Here's what I love:

1. I love knowing that I have the power to choose the people I surround myself with in my life. I have the most loving, supportive circle of friends and each one is an amazing person in their own right. There are actresses, published authors, massage therapists, construction workers, artists, teachers, computer techs, singers, song writers, small business owners, crisis line workers, mothers, fathers and the list goes on and on. Each one brings so much to the world and to my life.

2. I love my freedom. My freedom to be myself, to come and go as a I please, to speak my mind and have my views, my freedom to live my life in a way that works for me. Lots of women the world over die for the very freedoms I enjoy, without a second thought on a daily basis. I am very blessed to have been born in this time and place.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love smells, it would be my most missed sense if I had to loose one. Specifically I love the smell of newborn baby, they way they smell before they are washed, when they are still wet from birth second to that is the smell of mama milk on a baby's breath

I also love walking barefoot in the summer. It's a simple but amazing feeling to connect with Earth directly like that.

10:47 AM  
Blogger tammielovescandy said...

awesome jar!

1. i love listening to the music blaring in the car, windows rolled down, cold air blasting in, but the heat on so the toes stay warm.

2. the movie - moulin rouge - everything about it - the colors, the music, the actors, the, well, everything

happy valentine's day

11:44 AM  
Blogger Sandy's Space said...

I love the sounds of silence. It is pure and clear and real.

I love the memories I have of my late husband. He has been gone for 3 years now, but I still have the memory of his loving face, those wrinkles close to the corners of his eyes...caused by his constant loving smile.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Fun to see what others love and cherish! And I'm diggin' that jar o' goodies!

I love:
1. Seeing my children be imaginative...in their play, in exploring art forms and just "doing their own thing". SO fun and brings joy to my heart!

2. New Wave 80s music... it never fails to get me in the mood to dance, create and have fun!

12:04 PM  
Blogger longingheart said...

I love:
1. My new glasses! who knew I shouldn't have been driving at night?!
2. Reese's Peanut Butter hearts (and any other shape they come in).

12:24 PM  
Blogger aunt kim said...

I'd love to win this (wink wink wink)

I love optimism. Having something to look forward too is so much better than looking at what you can't have, do or achieve.

I love being a woman. (wife, mom, sister, daughter, neice, Grand-daughter)

12:32 PM  
Blogger Chrissie Grace said...

I love...
1. mermaids
2. peacocks
I am 7 1/2 preggo with my third child and I am obsessed with getting a tattoo of one of the above. (Of course I'll wait until my baby is born, and no, I don't have any other tattoos!)

12:36 PM  
Blogger beki said...

Cute, cute jar!

1. I love margaritas. It's killing me that I can't have one until after I have this baby!!!

2. I love Fridays. The anticipation of what's to come over the weekend is the best!

12:55 PM  
Anonymous katie said...

1. i love running errands. . . it gives me the best sense of accomplishment, even if it's just picking up my dry cleaning. ;)

2. I love that every morning when I wake up my pug she rolls over on her back expecting her morning belly rub. such a little queen!

1:13 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

1. I love Johnny Depp!!!

2. I love sidewalk chalk.

Good luck to me :)

1:50 PM  
Blogger Inês Rosa said...

I love to hear my cousins laughters.
I love to dream about snow.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love to go to school.
I love the color purple.


3:03 PM  
Blogger Joleen's Mom said...

I love the memories of funny ways my kids used to say things like: lellow(yellow) or tomayo (tomorrow.)

I love finding that "just right killer deal". Like buying a $200 dress for my daughter's wedding for $24.97. I didn't end up wearing that one, but it sure was fun!!!!

3:35 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

I love:

1) TV shows on DVD
2) garage sales

Lots of fun reading everyone's answers!

3:58 PM  
Blogger vicci said...

There are sooo many things I love that putting only 2 down is hard! But here goes!
1. I LOVE LIFE!!!!! I don't think that we realize just how precious LIFE is....we love this...we love that...but just the fact that we are walking around and BREATHING!!! is really wonderful! You see when a person is ever faced with the fact that they may not live another day...LIFE takes on a different meaning...it's like you put on a pair of magic glasses and every thing you see is brand new...this happened to me...I had a brain tumor...survived the surgery...and 5 years later..I AM STILL HERE!!!
2. I LOVE ART!!!!! I have always been artistic...lucky enough to have been born with this talent...but after my brain surgery my ART took on a different meaning...it became my healing journey...and to this day continues to help me be more passionate about how I see things.
So....LIFE...and ART...!!!!

4:21 PM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

Wow! What a hit you and your jar have become. So, two things that I love. I love feeling like I have really lived after a long, hard, and rewarding day at school or work. I love that I sometimes cry at comercials and laugh at scenes in movies, that no one else thinks is funny. I especially love when I look over at you or mom, and you are tearing up and/or laughing with me too. :o)

9:05 PM  
Blogger Janna said...

1. I love the smell of clean sheets.
2. I love to hear "Thank you MOM"

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Toryssa said...

I love chocolate covered nuts and driving with the windows down (the VERY best part of summer for me. And even better if I'm listening to Sublime at the same time.)

10:47 PM  
Blogger Jes said...

I love the new handmade sterling bracelet Hubby bought me at the Fort Myers art show for my Bday.....AND....I love being an artist!

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Marie said...

The first things I thought of are things others have already mentioned so... I love:

1) when my husband does the dishes! Hallelujah!!!

2) marbles. I just like their glassy smoothness and pretty colors. hehe

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the stars in the sky at night and my teddy bear.


12:55 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I love wearing large sunglasses and a long scarf - because in my small town it makes me stand out as slightly odd - but I like to imagine that people are looking at me because they think that I am some B-rate celebrity vacationing in New Hampshire.

I also love ballet. I used to get teased growing up for doing it, and people would call me barbie ballerina and things like that, but I never gave up the dream. I'm a dance teacher now and I enjoy passing that dream onto the kids that I teach. Ballet is just one more thing that eternally connects me to childhood ensuring that I will never grow up.

1:57 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

I love to create
I love texture
Cute cute little jar!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous MarilynH said...

1. Seinfeld reruns
2. Diet Pepsi
thank you Joleen!

2:20 PM  
Anonymous mabelle said...

Only two? lol

1. I love to always carry my watercolors and sketchbook every way I go (you never know when inspiration "pops")
2. Tiny embellished scrapbooks!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love making art from trash.

I love my family.

It's hard to choose the top two, there are so many ties.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Tenika said...

i love the warmth of sunshine on my face.

i love pretty pink gerbera daisies :)

7:35 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I love that moment when you and those close to you are laughing so hard together that you're crying.

I love that moment when someone has shared with you something they're so scared is going to make you hate them and suddenly you love them all the more.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I love going to cool craft fairs (like the one today in Madison Wisconsin thanks to the Glitterworkshop) and meeting the people who do the crafts. Although I craft myself I love to get into the zone with another gal and just ramble on and on about crafting. Be it retro photo sources, new glues, crafting all nighters, kids, inspirations..whatever, I love it all!
The other thing would have to be my digital camera. I am able to capture an image of an idea, inspriration, expression, photo, graffiti, shape, smile, couple and many other things that I see thoughout the days that I want to somehow hold on to and file away. I can then email it to my hotmail account and either post or save for later use.

Thanks for your blog! I like your energy!


9:51 PM  
Blogger Kim's Suitcase said...

i love tea, especially when you are having a hilarious moment and it comes pouring out your nose. thinking about this i recall being in an underground restaurant(it was in a basement)before seeing a concert with my friends and my old friend robert took off his toque and said "does my hair look good" and tea squirted from my nose because he was so cute and confident and his hair looked very bad

i love this moment, when a smell brings you home
my father when he was alive many years ago smelled a popuri i had in a teacup called 'spring rain' he took a whiff and was brought back in time to another place where he and his family had holidayed in his childhood
i love that and recalling that

thanks joleen i win.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Amy said...


1. getting gifts.

2. Doris Day movies.

I also love pink but that was taken right away. :) Oh, and number 3 I love listing things I love. Thanks!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anne said...

I love WHOPPERS as in the candy malted milk balls.

I love buying scrapbook supplies -- or rather buying, hording, having, getting - anything that leads to me having, handling, fondling, using and just plain loving scrapbook supplies.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Mary said...

I love the quote by Luciano De Crescenzo:
"We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can fly only by embracing each other."
I love ribbons!--
all kinds, all colors.
They are one of life's frivolous pleasures.


9:39 AM  
Anonymous Beth said...

1. i love 5:30 pm on a spring or summer friday when the weekend is anew and you are filled with hope and excitement for what is to come!
2. i love a nice big cheesy bowl of mac and cheese and a delicious fashion mag to accompany it

(and i very much love your blog! what a fantastic find, ive come upon!)

10:09 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

1. I love being alive and waking up after the worst accident of my life, I love feeling my body and hearing my loved one talk to me and being able to talk back.
2. I love my computer its the gate hole to an amazing world.

11:00 AM  
Blogger cassie said...

I love, discovering something new just about the time you had given up on anything surprising or delighting you again. And, second...I love the inspiration of different bygone era's, to have something to look back on that was simple and beautiful.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous SalemsMom said...

1) Lying in bed with my husband of 22 years, listening to my two teenage boys in their room laughing and giggling.

2) Listening to all 5 cats race through the house like wild stallions

5:12 AM  

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