September 7, 2010

it's about time...

... for my first giveaway!
Because, really: who doesn't love winning things?
And who doesn't love getting fun mail?
And who doesn't love surprises?
(Answer: no one... exactly.)

This Sunday (September 12th) I'll be choosing one lucky winner to receive a surprise package full of some of my favorite things! A few of the items will have been featured on the blog at one point or another and I promise that all of the gifts will be wonderful!

 *to enter, you only have to do two things: 
 1. be a follower of a diary of little things & curiosities 
 2. leave a comment on this post answering this question: 
 what are your favorite 'little things' in life?  

I'd like to give all of you plenty of chances to win, so for doing any of the following things, you'll get an additional entry (for up to 6 possible entries!)

*Have any link to this blog on your sidebar
*Have my blog button on your sidebar
*Have the today i believe series button on your sidebar
*Post a today i believe list of your own & link back to this blog
*Post anything from this blog on Facebook or Twitter

If you do any or all of the above, please let me know in your comment so that I can go check it out and give you additional entries!

Thank you all for your support & good luck! :)


Saumya said... [Reply to comment]

My favorite little things in life include green tea, fuzzy slippers, fat babies, and old libraries!

mermaidqueen said... [Reply to comment]

babies' laughs, sun on my shoulders, french toast, and blueberry tea :)

laura said... [Reply to comment]

college football, pumpkin flavors, cool weather (can you tell i'm ready for fall?) oh and a cancelled class!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I follow! What a fun giveaway! My favorite little things are: snuggling, coffee, live music, laughter, craft stores, and pumpkin muffins.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

And I've been meaning to grab your button, so now's the perfect excuse to do it! Your main blog button is now on my page.

Hannah said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my, so hard to choose.

the smell of old libraries, sunflowers, pumpkins, walking barefoot in the rain.

(just a few mind you)

Lauren said... [Reply to comment]

I am a follower and my favorite things are cuddling, watching a really funny TV show, and surprise love notes. :]

I'll post on Twitter and Facebook.

Best wishes! I hope to win my first giveaway! <3


Lillian Chang said... [Reply to comment]

Oooh, what an exciting giveaway!!
I'm definitely a follower of this lovely blog :)
Some of my favorite little things in life - feeling the sand under my toes, feeling warm in the cold, and the smell of freshly baked cookies, of course :)
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for this one!!

TJ said... [Reply to comment]

I live by the little things in life! My favorites: the smell of books, old trinkets and treasures pass down through the family, and early morning sunrises viewed from the back porch.

TJ said... [Reply to comment]

I linked to you in both Facebook and Twitter! ( &

Cassie said... [Reply to comment]

The little things I love...the fall, scarves, boots, coffee, the lovely smell of coffee, the smells of fall--the leaves, pumpkin spice candles, snuggling, books, solitude. :)So fun to talk about the simple lovely things!

Emily Lou said... [Reply to comment]

oh, yay! i love weddings, peanut butter, and the color purple. :)

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

I am a follower and I did a post about how much I love your blog today. You seriously inspire me.

My favorite little things are:

Small towns.
Jumping in the white lines on the crosswalk.
Having a picnic in a tree.
Big, floppy hats.
Crocheted blankets.
Friends you can laugh with.
Friends you can cry with.
Yellow flowers.
Getting letters in the mail.
Falling asleep to the sound of a baseball game.
Eating raw cookie dough.
Singing off key, in the shower, or in the car.
Finishing a book you hated.
Being me.

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

Cooking a simple, delicious meal.
The satisfaction of finishing a really good book.
Waking up happy for no reason.
Singing in car without caring how silly you look to the cars around you.
Chocolate cake. :)
Coupons and gift cards.

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

Cooking a simple, delicious meal.
The satisfaction of finishing a really good book.
Waking up happy for no reason.
Singing in car without caring how silly you look to the cars around you.
Chocolate cake. :)
Coupons and gift cards.

Abbi said... [Reply to comment]

My favourite little things are pretty cushions, crunchy show, songs that are associated with a really good memory, big red silky ribbons and my boyf's morning bed hair :)

Love the blog!

Leah said... [Reply to comment]

my favorite little things:
peppermint ANYTHING!
Texas summers..
getting organized for classes..
color coding..
polka dots..
madison square park at dusk..
crying during love actually for the 789th time..
anthropologie bedspreads..
beautiful, loving friends..
collages and peanut butter sandwiches.

christinaheaston said... [Reply to comment]

plane tickets.
red wine.
big hearts.
strong minds.
the future.

Paislea Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

i'm a follower for sure!!

and my favorite 'little things' in life would have to be the following:

1. photograhy. pictures. memories.
2. friends. family. love.
3. sweet tea. chik-fil-a. ice cream.
4. cars. bikes. feet.

Paislea Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

i have your button in my right sidebar darling!

ASmith said... [Reply to comment]

I love talking late into the night with a good friend until we are so tired we fall asleep.

Holding a new baby in the shower.

Watching your husband cry when your babies are born.

Peanut butter and cucumber sandwiches.

The smell of "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride at Disneyland.

Getting my hair washed in the salon.

A new box of crayons.

grace.holloway said... [Reply to comment]

curly fries, clean laundry, driving at night and sweat pants :)

Kayla Poole said... [Reply to comment]

fast coasters & slow mornings;
hot coffee & cold lemonade;
big hearts & little hands;
great minds & terrible jokes;
funny people & serious compassion;
fragrant flowers & stinky cheeses;
long kisses & short lines;
fat books & skinny straws;
belly laughter & back tickles;
fiery spirit & relaxed conversation;
ordinary objects & extraordinary stories

Oh and I've had a link to your beautiful blog on my own, since I began it 9 months ago :)

Emily said... [Reply to comment]

I love your blog. I've been a follower for awhile now, and you are also in my blog's sidebar.

My favorite things include:

1. surprises
2. figuring out how a movie will end before anybody else does. (much to my boyfriend's dismay, I usually guess this out loud, and I am usually right!)
3. A good book
4. That first cup of coffee in the morning.
5. Sleeping in on a rainy morning.
6. Those first, crisp days of fall.
7. That my birthday is September 12, the day of your giveaway! :)

kirstiekid said... [Reply to comment]

Some of my favorite 'little things' include:

fortune cookies
the perfect song coming on the radio
holding the door open for strangers
going to the library
laughing loudly with friends
catching up on television shows
the sound of rain on the roof
thrift store shopping
feeling infinite

thanks so much for infusing my day with sunlight with your blog!

Mocha Mornings said... [Reply to comment]

Hi! I'm a follower.

Some of my favorite 'little things' in life are:

Belgian white hot chocolate.
Breakfast for dinner.
Forehead kisses.
Homemade greeting cards.
Kitschy towns.
Chilled wine.
An issue of Glamour in my mail every month.
The smell of newspapers.
The word 'cozy'.
Pumpkin and clove coffee.
Hugs from my mom.
Crying over happy things.
That excited feeling in your stomach where it aches in a very good way.

(I will do a post tomorrow with a link back to your blog.)

Thanks for such a fun opportunity! And thanks for reminding us all of how much the little things matter.

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that's a hard question to answer...

I would divide them into material and non material makes me happy, and when there's no traffic, and feeling the wind (light) on my face and in my hair. A smile, and a sincere hug. A kiss that leaves my mouth a bit numb.. that tingly feeling..

Gratitude lists make me happy. My family (most of the time..) my little brother makes me happy. Ok, I should cut this short, but I think this is such a pretty giveaway!

Maybe I should do a "today I believe" post as well!

Larissa Wunder said... [Reply to comment]

my favorite thing in life is experiencing life with my friends and growing together

Adorably Distracted... said... [Reply to comment]

aww this is fun!
I'm a follower!

and some of my favorite things are

my husband.
a song with great lyrics.
long walks.
the feeling after working out.
cheap generic flavored water from the grocery store.
and my dog.

these are in no particular order :-)

Cassandra said... [Reply to comment]

I am a follower of your blog and you are featured under my “daily reads.”

I featured your blog on my “New Blog Fridays” series a while back, you can view it here:

I also have both of your buttons on my blog.

My favorite little things in life are talking on the phone with my mom, pumpkin flavored coffee, getting letters in the mail, warm blueberry muffins, fresh roses, live music, having picnics and purple nail polish.

Lastly, I attempted my own “Today I Believe.” Check it out!

Have a great day!

Mocha Mornings said... [Reply to comment]

Hey again :) I left a comment last night and today I made a post about your giveaway.

Here's the link:

Have a fabulous day!

Danielle said... [Reply to comment]

Some of my favorite little things are: waking up before your alarm goes off, notes from friends 'just because', smiles from strangers, and grapes. :) Also, I wrote my own 'Today I Believe' at

Sonia said... [Reply to comment]

Some of my favourite little things are writing letters, opening up brand new notebooks (or really any new school supplies, really), pumpkin spice lattes coming back early, driving with the windows down and a really good song playing on the radio, and sending people care packages! I love your blog, by the way : )

Sonia said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, and here's my tweet:

Heidiopia said... [Reply to comment]

I just tweeted and facebooked you :)... hmmm, my favorite things...

cinnamon dolce latte
that last hour of sunshine at the beach
a good book
a hug from a little one
being a mom
first hint of fall
smell of snow
first hint of spring

first morning of summer that you can actually sleep in.

Click over to my blog, What's on Heidi's Mind for a link back!

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

my favorite little things in life (but really turns out they are a big part of my favorites) are BLOGS!!!!

like yours & getting to be friends with such a beautiful heart.


heather said... [Reply to comment]

waking up to my cat wanting love, even if it is much too early. froyo dates & endless conversations with friends. new decorations for my apartment. after the sun falls beyond the horizon & the trees are silhouettes against a yellow & orange sky. warm days driving along the beach, windows down & music up. laughing until i cry. <3

natalie.ann said... [Reply to comment]

ooh I just adore your blog!! this is so wonderful
some of my favorite things:
-the smell of rain
-a new box of my favorite pens
-watching the first snowfall
-getting dressed up
-making lists
-those funny tan lines that happen when you fall asleep outside
-train whistles
-wrapping paper
-making somebody's day better
-intelligent conversations
-curling up next to somebody who makes me feel loved

thanks for always saying such amazing things on here! some of your entries have become quotes i live by :)

kara lynn said... [Reply to comment]

mmmm just what i need to get over this wedding planning exhaustion.

favorite little things would be,

tea with milk
soft blankets fresh from the dryer
chocolate cake
birds chirping
packages in the mail (whether they are for me or not) !

Graceful said... [Reply to comment]

Coffee. My cozy bed. A good read. Owls hooting from the oak tree in early morning. Coffee (I know I said that twice -- it's that important!).

Love your blog -- coming over from Heiditopia!

Wild and Precious said... [Reply to comment]

i follow!

favorite things -- sour patch kids, FALL, boots, my husband!!, french bull dogs, movies on rainy days,...

Wild and Precious said... [Reply to comment]

i've got your button on my button page (does that count?!)

Wild and Precious said... [Reply to comment]

i tweeted!

kara lynn said... [Reply to comment]

i didn't read the extra entries, thanks for letting me know. i will link my today i believe, to yours!! yipee!

yowana.synkracy said... [Reply to comment]

:) I'm a follower (of course) and I did ALL the requirements for the extra points :)

A few of My favorite little things in life...
emoticons :) the colour yellow -especially yellow flowers, 'post its', pyjamas, sunny skies and sandy beaches, & dessert :) :)

Extreme Cloud Watcher said... [Reply to comment]

My favourtie things are;
- Sleeping on a bus with sunlight warming my face.
- Stampeding through a classroom door with friends when it's raining.
- The feeling of euphoria when you launch a kite.
- Getting an unexpected hug from behind.
- Giving unexpected hugs from behind.
- Getting a secret handshake perfect.
- And the small relisation sometimes that your life is indeed pretty awesome.

DJ said... [Reply to comment]

I love waking up in the morning being licked by my puppy, with a hot cup of tea, made by my husband, sitting on my nightstand.

Marissa Martinez said... [Reply to comment]

A few of my favorite things...

a large glass of sweet tea
unexpected visits
sweet notes
a good book
sunny days
ultimate frisbee
getting mail
laughing so hard i cry

I love love love your blog! Thank you for writing!
You are linked on my blog side bar!

Elizabeth Chermak said... [Reply to comment]

getting mail. finding a new favorite quote. running at dusk. feeling at home where you are living. Burt's bees. getting off the interstate when approaching my home town with the windows down driving through the country and leaving the city air behind. sunsets in door county.

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JMay said... [Reply to comment]

I'm def. a follower :-) How nice of you to do this giveaway!

My fav. little things in life are:

intelligent conversations
mexican food
hearing a beautiful voice sing
vinyl records
running in the rain
an old couple who still hold hands after years of marriage
lip gloss
l-o-v-e (which is really a big thing in life)