J’adore #20

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a J’adore post, so I thought it was about time that I shared some of the cool things I have found during my recent internet travels. Then I thought why not share some of these items in a giveaway? Bonus for you! Let’s call my 20th j’adorversary!

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Nicole of Little Brown Pen is on my blogroll and a regular place I visit. I love her photos themed by colors or objects, I never get tired of them. A while back I figured out that she also has an Esty store where she sells some of the wonderful Parisian photos that she takes. I am a sucker for red and adore this Paris Red Postcard Collection:

Buy this beautiful collection on Little Brown Pen’s Etsy store.

I love this make your own room tool from The Urban Barn which allows you to be your own interior decorator:

Instead of carry around your wine in a boring bottle, or even worse, a cardboard box, how about a fancy sac that looks like a designer bag from Uncommon Goods:

If black leather filled with wine is not your thing, I love the nautical look of this organic bag spotted by Travellious and available on Etsy:

The Stockholm Bag

This isΒ  a bit geeky put my co-worker recently went to an SEO conference and came back with this easy-to-understand chart on SEO fundamentals and how they weigh in terms of impact on your site. The condensed image is below, (but you can get the full pdf as well):

SearchEngineLand-Periodic-Table-of-SEO-condensed-largeLastly, spotted on Haven In Paris, I love the concept of this book which expresses the idea of giving thanks in tried-and-true, but quickly vanishing method, the thank you note:

Studio-Session-061Now, to celebrate this 20th j’adorversary I am giving away a set of Little Brown Pen’s lovely Paris Red Postcard Collection and a copy of Leah Dieterich’s thxthxthx: Thank Goodness for Everything.

To enter, tell me something that you adore in your life, whether it is something that you have picked up in your travels, or something spotted on the internet, or something given to you by a friend or loved one. Share it with me in the comments and you will be entered to win.

Give away ends Monday, July 18th at midnight PST and I will use Random.org to select a winner.

Bon chance / Good luck!

38 Comments

  1. Joy
    July 11, 2011

    I adore a small pillow I bought in Avignon. It is covered in a beautiful blue and yellow Provence fabric and stuffed with lavender buds. Every time I smell it, I go straight back to Provence!

  2. Jennifer M-S
    July 11, 2011

    Wearing lots of scarves since I started visiting France. I know, I know, everyone does this. But it’s the first thing that came to mind.

  3. Diane
    July 11, 2011

    Hi Andi! Moi aussi, j’adore Nicole’s prints! Yesterday I came across her print of the location of Gil’s taxi pickup from Midnight in Paris, which I also adore!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/77503858/midnight-in-paris-steps-8×10-fine-art

  4. Leslie
    July 11, 2011

    What a nice idea for a post. I’ve admired Little Brown Pen’s goodies for a while. Love the wine fancy sac too. Some things I adore, my copy of Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz that I’ve read dozens of times and still come away smiling.

  5. Jennie
    July 11, 2011

    J’adore ma nouvelle voiture. It is a Toyota Scion but I feel like I am driving a Jaguar.

  6. ms. michelle
    July 11, 2011

    Hi Andi!

    What a cool idea. You find the best stuff on etsy. I always get overwhelmed and sidetracked by all of the beautiful things.

    My j’adore is a turquoise and white sheer scarf I bought in Croatia. I wear it in my hair and tied on my purse. Even now it’s displayed prominently in my dorm room so I can see it easily. It reminds me of my fabulous trip and the amazing people I met along the way.

  7. Derek
    July 11, 2011

    I definitely need a fancy sac!!!

  8. laura
    July 12, 2011

    I love my cameo ring that once belonged to my grandmother. I wear it almost every day!

  9. LuxeBytes
    July 12, 2011

    J’adore that my husband has worked tirelessly this summer at perfecting his technique for baking the fantastic country loaf from Tartine. The recipe is 28 pages long and not for the faint of heart, but when followed to the T, makes bread so close to Tartine’s that we almost think we’re in the Mission.

    Lately, j’adore Chanel cosmetics like crazy. They are such a nice, feminine indulgence, and much more affordable than anything else in the line. A simple, daily pleasure.

    Please enter me in the draw.

  10. hueisei
    July 12, 2011

    Well, I loves to buy a cup/ glass from the places I visited. i will keep it for myself to remind me I had visited the country before.. πŸ˜€
    Thanks for a chance to win it!!!

  11. Sarah
    July 12, 2011

    I adore my jewelry box my dad brought me from his first tour of Iraq. It is handcrafted and just gorgeous!

  12. juliana bokisch
    July 13, 2011

    one of the things i adore the most in life are the memories i have after a wonderful week in paris with my best friends. it was one of the most perfect weeks of my life, my first trip without my parents and just an amazing experience that helped me grow and become so much closer with some of the people i love most in my life.

  13. Chez Loulou
    July 13, 2011

    I adore my grandmother’s charm bracelet that was given to me when she passed away. She was a world traveler and collected gold charms from all of her journeys. She knew I was the one who would appreciate what each of those little charms meant.
    Thanks for the giveaway and I must get one of those wine bags! πŸ™‚

  14. christy
    July 13, 2011

    I adore my collection of fabric- both old and new. It is arranged by color in my cabinet. The cabinet has glass doors, so I get to enjoy the rainbow even when I’m not sewing. I love fabric. I get that from my mom. she had a collection when i was a kid.

  15. here be dragons
    July 13, 2011

    I adore my (free) wine crate bookshelf! So fun and casual. Perfect for our beachy home. πŸ™‚

  16. Lauren
    July 13, 2011

    SomeTHING I adore in life is my RENT playbill signed by the cast…including two original people. πŸ™‚

  17. Lulu
    July 14, 2011

    I adore the seashell my husband got out for me. No, there’s no pearl in it but it reminds me of our honeymoon

  18. Heidi
    July 14, 2011

    My mom gave me a Tree of Life necklace back in 1999. I have worn it everyday since! I love it and I always think of my mom when I put it on each morning.

  19. Marija
    July 14, 2011

    I adore my point and shoot film camera picked up for dirt cheap at a thrift store. It goes everywhere with me and has helped me remember some incredible people and places.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  20. Dana Beeman
    July 14, 2011

    I adore my engagement ring. It’s always been mine but recently my mother finally loved someone who wasn’t me enough to give it to them & he proposed 2 months ago. It’s from Finland, was my Grandmothers, & they don’t cut diamonds the same way anymore even with all their new technology which makes it very unique. πŸ™‚
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. Mayya
    July 14, 2011

    I J’adore my Camera. I invested a lot of money into it but thats not what I love about it. I love how i can capture memories that I wish I could hold on to forever. And I love that it inspires me to be creative and that when I’d rather be lazy it gets me excited to go out and take pictures! <3

  22. Ashley
    July 14, 2011

    I love my wedding ring. My husband, then boyfriend, sold his prized car to buy me the ring of my dreams. Knowing how much that car meant to him and the fact that he sold it for me means a lot to me.

    P.S. I’m a follower of Little Brown Pen too. She takes amazing pictures!

  23. Elise Rabatin
    July 14, 2011

    I absolutely adore my desk. When I was ten, my dad bought me a desk from a garage sale. Fifteen years later, I’m still using it – just a quick coat of paint and knob-switch (to Anthropologie knobs), it’s now a TV stand. Love the shape, color, memories!

  24. Shelley
    July 14, 2011

    I adore a necklace that I bought from the store Ten Thousand Villages- it is one of my absolute fav pieces of jewelery!

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

  25. Marty
    July 14, 2011

    I adore my new home on the Oregon coast. I’ve always dreamed of living by the ocean, and about 2 weeks ago we made the move. I have three kids aged 3, 2, and 1, and we’ve already had many happy moments here πŸ™‚

  26. Erika Medeiros
    July 15, 2011

    I adore my bike. I adore to ride it during the weekends πŸ™‚

  27. Jo Boyd
    July 15, 2011

    I love my wedding ring. We had 2 old family rings melted down and made into rings for my Husband and I, and they are both engraved with a set of letters which mean something very special to us, but nothing to anyone else.

  28. Shelby
    July 15, 2011

    I adore my Frye boots. I bought them years ago, wear them nearly every day during the fall and winter, and they are still going strong. Comfortable, classic, well-made and worth every penny.

  29. Jenna C
    July 15, 2011

    I adore my wooden plaque w/ a metal “C” on it from Anthropologie. It’s special to me because I got it after I got married and change my last name.

  30. peach nia
    July 16, 2011

    http://alovelylittledeer.blogspot.com/

    I waited 33 years to have my 2 beautiful little dogs and I ADORE them like I adore no other person. They are so beautiful, loving, sweet and fun. They make life wonderful πŸ™‚

  31. Erin
    July 16, 2011

    I adore my vintage camera collection (of 3 so far!) They are so unique, and each one represents an era!

  32. Pauline
    July 16, 2011

    On my first wedding anniversary, my husband me a set of copper bracelets and I have cherished it ever since. That was 12 years ago.

    (emscout9 at hotmail dot com)

  33. Curtis Lypka
    July 17, 2011

    I adore all of the little things in life, a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning, my wife’s cooking, my daughter’s smile, hearing people laugh uncontrollably, and a good conversation with an old friend.

  34. Roxanne
    July 17, 2011

    I love people in my life. πŸ™‚ I love every moment, little things. They make my life better. πŸ™‚

  35. Chrissy
    July 17, 2011

    I love my first baby blanket (for my baby). I started making it several years ago and recently just finished it. I used a multicolor yarn and I love how the colors change. I can’t wait to give it to her when she arrives. My email address is chrissyhfischer [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

  36. Emily
    July 17, 2011

    Well, the first thing that came to mind when I thought “what do I aodre?” was: My boyfriend’s t-shirt he gave me right before he left for basic training (for USMC). It’s big, yes, but I wear it nearly everyday. I have cried some tears and used it as a hanky, but I’ve also had many laughs in it too. It helps me not feel so lonely when he’s away. So, hands down, I ADORE it to pieces.
    Hope I win! xx

  37. stacey svendsen
    July 17, 2011

    i’m absolutely in love with a mug given to be my first love. although we didn’t end up being right for each other, the mug is huge and is perfect for every type of soup. πŸ™‚

  38. Lisa McB
    July 18, 2011

    I adore the scar I have on the left side of my chest. It’s my badge of courage and I wear it and pink ribbons proudly!

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