Guest Post and Urban Outfitters Giveaway from The Bradleys (CLOSED) | Dearest Lou

Guest Post and Urban Outfitters Giveaway from The Bradleys (CLOSED)

Happy Wednesday friends! Today I want to introduce you to my wonderful sponsor Elizabeth from The Bradleys. Elizabeth has been a long time sponsor over here on Dearest Lou and if you have been a reader for a while now you have probably seen her around a few times(; If you haven't had the chance to visit her corner of the internet yet, I highly recommend you stop on by. Also, don't forget to enter the urban outfitter giveaway at the end! Now without further adieu, I'll turn the time over to Elizabeth.
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I can't believe the holidays are nearly over! And like most people, I've got a bit of the post Christmas blues. We just moved internationally, write after Thanksgiving, so most of our time was spent packing and unpacking. Our new home is a small village in Scotland that has one single store ( I actually like it this way!!) that only has a tiny assortment of Christmas ornaments. We therefor decided that this Christmas would be a simple one. We loaded up on some must haves- organic hot chocolate for one!- and got ourselves a tiny tree that was quickly stolen by our 5 year old and relocated to her new room. 
Despite our lacking what many would consider Christmas essentials ( ie ornaments), this little town is the essence of the season. Each window is packed with unique, nautical inspired displays. It seems residents are well aware that their kitchens and livings rooms are easily seen by passersby and they don't mind. So instead of hiding, they leave their lovely, warm and spacious rooms available to the naked eye. We spend every day taking a family walk near the water and look at all of the decorations people have hanging on their doors and windows and it takes my breath away. I was admittedly jealous of some of the huge trees I've seen, but I was OK with what we had. Just looking at them was enough for me. For all of us. 

I'd like to say this was the perfect Christmas, in several ways. We got my three big must haves: movie filled days and nights, Christmas music, and a tree. It makes me wonder what we'll do next year when we have a car. Will we live it up a bit, indulge in a huge tree like some of the ones I've seen? Or go the simple route again. Who knows, but in my mind it doesn't matter. What does is spending time with my family.

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Thanks so much for the great guest post Elizabeth! I completely agree with your last sentence (; Elizabeth is giving you all the chance to win her brothers book, "You Can't Have My Planet, But Take My Brother Please" and a $30 gift card to Urban Outfitters!
For one entry, you must:
1) Follow The Bradley's via GFC 

Additional entries:
*Like The Bradley's on facebook
*Follow Dearest Lou (in your comment let me know how you follow)
*Mention this giveaway on your Facebook, Twitter, or blog and leave the URL

Make sure you leave a separate comment for each additional entry. Thanks friends and good luck!

*This giveaway is open until January 8th @ 11:50 pm MST to all Dearest Lou readers. Winner will be announced on or after Wednesday January 9th. Winner will have 7 days to claim their prize by emailing me at dearestlou at gmail.com or another winner will be selected and contacted via email. Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org.


Psst--Click here to see if you are the winner of the Beauty & Truth Giveaway!


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Update: January 9, 2013 

68 comments

  1. Enter me, please :)
    I Follow The Bradley's via GFC !
    samantha.tedesco
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

    thank you and happy new year

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  2. I Like The Bradley's on facebook
    Samantha Tedesco

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  3. I Follow Dearest Lou via gfc: samantha.tedesco

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  4. tweet:
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  5. Cool! Great way to start the new year Cecilia! :) Have a great 2013 ahead!

    ★♡ 1st 2013 Post Up! (^_^) ♡★
    Looking Forward to a Better 2013 ... Happy New Year to Everyone!
    My new year e-card and a few throwbacks!


    ❤ ~Chai
    http://chenmeicai.blogspot.com
    http://www.facebook.com/ChaiChenPage

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  6. I'm following the Bradley's on GFC as Mandy and Justin.

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  7. I'm also following you on GFC as Mandy and Justin. :)

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  8. I posted about your giveaway on my blog -- http://aandj8804.blogspot.com/2013/01/giveaways-12-16.html

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  9. I've liked The bradley's on facebook as lieying

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  10. I follow you on gfc as lieying

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  12. I follow the Bradley's via gfc

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  13. I follow you via bloglovin

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  14. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/286542482097967104

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  15. New follower of yours as well and I am so in love with your style! Seriously... it is super exciting for me to find someone fabulous with a similar style to my own! I don't find it often to be honest... So basically you are adorable!

    Dawnelle
    JustDawnelle

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  16. Shared it on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/dawnelle.sarlo

    Can't figure out what the link to the direct post is... sorry! But promise... it's on my wall!

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  18. I follow The Bradley's via GFC as Redcherries22

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  19. I "like" the Bradley's on Facebook as Stacie Skinner-Hoxsie

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  20. I follow Dearest Lou on GFC as redcherries22

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  21. Fab giveaway! I'd love to invite you and your readers to enter my international Boohoo.com giveaway too :) Happy New Year!

    Sam Muses xx
    Boohoo Giveaway

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  22. follow on GFC as Bella Mosqueda :)

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  23. like The Bradley's on fb as Bella Mosqueda

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  24. follow Dearest Lou on GFC as Bella Mosqueda

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  25. tweet: http://sittingwaitingwishin.blogspot.com/


    :)

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  26. I'm following you via blog lovin and I shared this giveaway: https://twitter.com/AlysaLovely/status/286698799508897792

    amazing giveaway <3

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  27. Great blog! Followed!xxx

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  28. LOVE Urban outfitters! I follow the bradleys via gfc :)

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  29. Posted on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whispering-Sweet-Nothings/218615568219636?ref=hl

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  30. I liked The Bradley's on facebook!

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  31. liked them on facebook! (Marsa Lee)

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  32. I follow The Bradley's on GFC!

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  33. I follow Dearest Lou via my google feed reader.

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  34. I am following the Bradley's via GFC

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  35. I am following The Bradley's on Facebook =]

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  36. http://www.facebook.com/whitney.freeman.927/posts/438553642865433

    shared on facebook =]

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  37. following the Bradley's blog via GFC

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  38. following your blog via GFC

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  39. I am like The Bradley's on Facebook

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  40. https://twitter.com/hopeyourhope/status/287540747417313281

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  41. I am following her! Love her blog!

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  42. I liked the Bradley's on Facebook! I'm Vanessa Jade Smith.

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  43. I tweeted about it :D https://twitter.com/brianandvanessa/status/288419231370977280

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