Friday, May 13, 2011

I appreciate you.

You guys know how much I adore you, right?

Well, I really do and I don't mean that lightly.

You have been here for me to lift me up through the hard times. Been here to watch my kids grow up for 3 years. Been here to pray for me in a desperate time of need. Been here to laugh with me about how crazy life can be, like the time I accidentally wore a makeover two 4 year olds gave me, to Walmart. You showed me your support in this little voting thing, which I owe all to you. You have just been here for me. Supportive. Loving. Hilarious. And just great friends.

I wanted to do something special for you guys to show you how much I appreciate you. I have thought of a couple of things and I hope you like them.

First, Shabby Apple contacted me and whenever they do, I do not turn them away. Everything they have is lovely. Anyway, they wanted to give one of my beautiful readers this elegant dress:It's Spanish Steps from their Roamin Holiday Collection.

Isn't it darling? Look at the detail on the ivory bottom. I die.
I am so jeal of the girl or guy that get to own this beauty.

All you have to do is type your little fingers away in the comment section about how you want to show off this dress to your friends, family and neighbors.

For additional entries, leave seperate comments for each of these that you do or have done:
1. Follow my little ole blog and if you already do let me know.

2. "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook.


3. Blog, tweet or facebook about this giveaway.


That up to four comments, my friends.

I appreciate you.
I hope you know I mean it sincerely and honestly.


You guys have till next Thursday, May 19th 11:59PM Arizona time to enter. I'll pick a winner randomly shortly after.

216 Splendid Notes:

Rebecca said...

I would love to wear this dress. It would be perfect for work, or church, or a special event. It's so classic and just beautiful. I hope I have a chance!

Rebecca said...

I also follow your blog!

AubreyMo said...

I would like to wear this to work, so people can see me all dolled up instead of looking like a hobo for once! Thanks for sharing your life with us. You are lovely!

Rebecca said...

Oh, and I like Shabby Apple on Facebook! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

Always April said...

I am following your blog!

AubreyMo said...

I also follow your blog!

Always April said...

I follow Shabby Apple on facebook.

mama boss said...

Wow! That is a beautiful dress! Oh, please, please, please! Pick me! :)

Chelsea Ray said...

I follow your blog... I can't remember how I came across it, but I love your honesty, individuality and strength. Your stories make me giggle for hours! You find sunshine in the dreariest of places and I think the world would be a much better place if there were more families like yours!

Chelsea Ray said...

I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook... I would love to wear this dress to my Sister's baby shower! (My Ma and I are hosting... first baby in the family- we're over the MOON!)

stephanie said...

Yes yes, I would ADORE that dress!

stephanie said...

And I'm such a follower of you! :-)

stephanie said...

AND I already like (okay, let's be honest, love) SA on Facebook!

Alexandria said...

Love this! And, of course, I'm following your blog :)

Alexandria said...

And I already like Shabby Apple on Facebook!

~M~ said...

I follow your blog!

Alexandria said...

Wow and apparently I forgot to post my first entry haha. I would show off this dress during every summer vacation I have this year :)

~M~ said...

I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook!

~M~ said...

I tweeted about it!

twitter.com/moreloveveryday

Melanie Lynne said...

this dress will be mine if its the last thing i do!

Melanie Lynne said...

i follow your blog!

Melanie Lynne said...

AAAAAAAAAAAND i just "liked" Shabby Apple on FB. but in reality, I "LOVE" Shabby Apple.

Rae said...

is it sad to say that if I got this dress, I'd be so excited to have a new dress I'd probably wear it every single day for a week? I think my last new dress was a bridesmaid dress two summers ago....

Rae said...

I follow you via google reader.

jdavissquared said...

Ohhhh, the skirt is so pretty!

You know we love you too, right?

jdavissquared said...

and, of course, i follow you!

kelly anne said...

i am so beyond in love with that dress! i need it in my life.

kelly anne said...

and i follow your blog!

kelly anne said...

and i like shabby apple on facebook!

kelly anne said...

and i tweeted!

Lisa Johnson said...

I already follow your blog.

Lisa Johnson said...

Oh, honey. I don't think I could even fit one of my legs in that dress (unless they make plus sizes). But I still want to enter b/c I would give it to my sister who is a little stick and is about to have a baby and would look ADORABLE wearing this after the baby is born. Thanks for such a fun giveaway! :)

cheri said...

I love that dress! I even put it on my pinterest a while back. It'd be perfect for my study abroad to Spain :)

cheri said...

I follow your blog now :)

cheri said...

I like shabby apple on facebook!

cheri said...

and i tweeted!

Liv said...

I love this!

Liv said...

I'm a new follower of your blog.

Liv said...

I just "liked" Shabby Apple of FB.

THANKS!!

m&msmommy said...

I LOVE that dress!! I need it! :)

m&msmommy said...

I follow your blog

m&msmommy said...

I follow Shabby Apple on Facebook

mariya said...

I love this dress, and your blog :)

Emily said...

I would love to wear this dress. It is so cute! I just had my second baby 5 weeks ago and I actually feel pretty good about how my body looks!

Emily said...

I follow Shabby Apple on facebook!

sarah bean said...

I feel like this dress would be perfect for a wedding I have coming up...pick me ;) love your blog and you!!! thanks for sharing :)

Emily said...

I also have been following your blog since NieNie wrote about you...or was it CJane...or was it neither?

Anyway...

Alexis Kaye said...

AHHHH I just wet myself! I WANT IT!!!! If I got it in time I would wear it as my "going away" dress from my reception.

Alexis Kaye said...

I follow your blog. duh.

Alexis Kaye said...

I like shabby apple on facebook

Alexis Kaye said...

this is going in my next blog.

Ashley Smith said...

LOVE the dress!! I hope I win!! And I just LOVE reading your blog chica... makes me laugh, and cry and everything in between :)

Ashley Madsen said...

I have always wanted a dress from Shabby Apple. And this one is probably one of my favorites. It is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway Alex!

-If I win I will do a runway walk for you down the street in the dress. You will not want to miss it.

Ashley Smith said...

And i blogged about the giveaway!

Ceci and Steven said...

I LOVE the Shabby Apple collection. I am currently residing in Lone Tree, CO. And feel that any other state differs from Utah when it comes to CUTE & Modest options for church clothes and everyday wear. If I showed up to church in a shabby apple dress, not only will I be the cutest dressed there ;) But I can tell them where they all can go to get these cute dresses at reasonable prices. PLEASE PICK ME!!!

Ashley Smith said...

And I am a follower!! ...crossing my fingers!! :)

Ashley Madsen said...

I follow you now and forever my dear!

Darby Arby and the Green Tie Guy said...

I would show off this dress everywhere I go! It's perfect for summertime & I won't be showing enough yet to justify not wearing that beauty!

Darby Arby and the Green Tie Guy said...

and OF COURSE i follow your blog. i'd be crazy not to! <3

Darby Arby and the Green Tie Guy said...

If i could LOVE shabby apple on facebook, I would. Alas, I can only Like them. So i did that years ago (okay, months... you got me).

Christine said...

I started following your blog not too long ago. Happy to be a new reader and hopefully friend. take care<3

ps. this dress is a dream!
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Christine said...

I "like" love Shabby Apple on facebook.

Ashley Madsen said...

I liked Shabby Apple!

mama boss said...

Oh, duh... of course I follow you!

Chastity Gomez said...

Dont think I've ever commented on your blog but I really enjoy reading it! Your pictures are WONDERFUL and your style is adorable! Thanks for this fantastic giveaway- hope I win!!

Chastity Gomez said...

I follow you!!!

Chastity Gomez said...

I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook- darling dresses!!!

Chastity Gomez said...

I facebooked your giveaway!

Katie said...

Love this dress! Would love to win!!

Katie said...

I like Shabby Apple on fb.

Katie said...

I follow you :)

Elizabeth said...

Shabby Apple is fabulous! Their dresses make every occasion awesome. You always feel and look incredible in a Shabby Apple dress.

Elizabeth said...

Love your blog. It is inspriing and real. :D I follow you for sure.

Elizabeth said...

I "like" Shabby Apple of Facebook!

Shalyn said...

Well, being since they only have XS left of the dress you told me about on FB and that broke my heart, I would LOVE to win this dress. It is gorgeous and I need it:-)

Shalyn said...

You know I follow and adore you and your blog!

Shalyn said...

I "liked" Shabby Apple on Facebook!

Shanna said...

I could wear this to church, on a hot date with my hubby, maybe for a picnic..I could wear it anywhere. Oh man, I want it :)
P.S. Thanks for the giveaway, love shabbyapple

Shanna said...

I follow your blog.

Shanna said...

I "like" Shabby Apple on Facebook already :)

D'Rae said...

I would wear this in our family photos we are having taken soon. Hubs and I haven't had any done since our engagement photos about 10.5 years ago.

D'Rae said...

I "Like" shabby apple on facebook already!!!

D'Rae said...

I follow your blog on bloglovin.

jessaboehner said...

what a GORGEOUS dress! if i win maybe i'll have to even treat myself to a trip to spain so i can adequately show it off!

Becky said...

I DO follow your blog! :)

Becky said...

I 'like' Shabby Apple on Facebook!!

Becky said...

I will share this on facebook, BUT that DOES reduce my chances of winning it... is that selfish of me?? :)

Becky said...

And finally, I am SOOOOO in love with this new dress!! I love the shabby apple dresses- it would be so great to slip this on and take my hubby on a date or to wear it to church. I'd be thrilled just to try it on!!!

seguita said...

Yes, yes, yes! That dress is all kinds of wonderful. Please pick me!

seguita said...

I "liked" shabby apple on facebook.

seguita said...

I follow you in my google reader.

Roseanne said...

I love reading your blog, and I love Shabby Apple.

A.M. said...

I totally want to show off this dress. I won't look quite as cute as the girl in the pic but I will feel like it! Perfect for a summer wedding coming up right?

A.M. said...

I follow through google, thanks!

Jules, James, & Ben said...

I enjoy following your blog and am a huge Shabby Apple fan!

Jules, James, & Ben said...

I liked Shabby Apple on FB a while ago.

erika said...

I would love this dress! And I would totally wear this to any family party, it's perfect!

Kari said...

This dress is dying to be worn on a warm summer Sunday to church. Where attractive males will swoon over the both of us. I'm sure. ;)

Kari said...

I am certainly a fan of Shabbly Apple on Facebook.

Kari said...

I of course follow your dear blog, and am happy to do so even if I don't win this adorable dress. :)

Laura Burtis said...

Oh my gosh! This dress is absolutely dreamy! So stinking gorgeous! I would absolutely love it!!

Laura Burtis said...

I Like Shabby Apple on FB!!

Laura Burtis said...

I follow {AKA stalk AND love) your blog!

Shruti said...

I just went dress shopping today and struck out! I love that darling little dress. Hope my Friday the 13th turns around =)

Shruti said...

And thanks for informing me about Shabby Apple! I just liked them on Facebook! And I might have to go peruse now...wish my CC luck ;)

Cotter said...

I would like to wear this dress to lunch with you and maybe a little Target after. Done.

Anonymous said...

I would love to wear this to a friends wedding this summer!
bethtachick@yahoo.com

mel said...

I would love to show my post pregnancy body off in this dress!
melinda@bre.ms

mel said...

I follow you! :)

mel said...

I like shabby apple on facebook

mel said...

I facebooked about you and the giveaway!!

Pieces of Us said...

I would love to wear this to church so I'm not always wearing the same thing every week. Plus, the 20th is my birthday so it'd be a great birthday present *wink*wink* =)

Pieces of Us said...

and...i follow your blog

Ana* said...

you have the cutest header

Brendan, Calli, Taylor, Keaton, and Brody said...

That dress would be perfect for me to wear to my sisters wedding.. it matches her colors amazingly! I love your blog, i love shabby apple, and I would LOVE to win!!

erikaon8 said...

This dress stole my heart the first time I saw it. I've had it on my must have list for a little while now. It would be perfect for church, or for going out to dinner with the hubby.

erikaon8 said...

I liked Shabby Apple on FB.

erikaon8 said...

I am a follower of your blog!

TamaraLove said...

Super cute dress! I would wear it to my daughter's graduation! (:

Klinglers said...

I LOVE this dress!!! I would wear it to church, probly every week:) Please oh please pick me!!!

Klinglers said...

Also I am a follower!

Klinglers said...

And now I like them on facebook:)

Nic & Trudi said...

This dress is to DIE for. I LOVE it and love you and your blog!!

Nic & Trudi said...

I'm already a follower of your blog.

Nic & Trudi said...

And I already like Shabby Apple on Facebook too!

Tanner ♥ Chaya said...

I would love to wear this dress to church to show off. Just had a baby so now I need a new wardrobe.

Tanner ♥ Chaya said...

I follow and LOVE your blog!

Tanner ♥ Chaya said...

I like SA on FB

Connie said...

Oh! I follow you- DUH! (:

Connie said...

I like Shabby Apple! And on facebook too (:

Connie said...

I would wear this dress to the temple, to church, and anywhere else that deserves a little dressing up because it is gorgeous!

The Campos Family said...

this dress is so beautiful! i always have a hard time finding cute modest dresses. i love this one!

The Campos Family said...

i've been reading your blog for a while, but now i'm a follower :)

The Campos Family said...

i liked shabby apple on facebook!

The Campos Family said...

also posted about this giveaway on facebook! thank u!

Flaherty Fam said...

I would just die to own this dress...what a treat! I am a follower and my email is aries2382@hotmail.com

Flaherty Fam said...

I gladly "liked" Shabby Apple on FB.

Flaherty Fam said...

Did I mention I am a follower:)

Brittany Marie Trevino said...

i would totally love to wear this dress to church or on a future potential date! Super darling!

Brittany Marie Trevino said...

hi alexa! i now follow your blog! you are totally cute and love your honesty & humor! you and your family are so cute! and I LOVe your style too--vintage is my thing too:)

Brittany Marie Trevino said...

i LIKE Shabby apple on facebook!

millie riter said...

Beautiful dress :) I would wear it to a fancy dinner or simple party with friends so I could show off it's loveliness!

Charlene said...

I would love that dress. It is so light and airy looking. Great for church and just a night out. I love it.

Charlene said...

I follow your blog

Charlene said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook!

Charlene said...

I facebooked about the giveaway..

millie riter said...

I also blogged about the giveaway :)

millie riter said...

I follow your blog!

Jenna Anderson said...

I am in SERIOUS need of cute church clothes!!! Sunday mornings are a struggle. Wish I had an ounce of your style!! Super cute! This dress would help

Jenna Anderson said...

I follow you! (and I voted for you, like, daily) :D

Lauren said...

This dress is a beaut, I would wear this everyday and run around to all my neighbors so they could see this prized possession of mine. And then I would stare at myself in the mirror until my husband finally tells me enough is enough and I need to hang it up for the night.

rach. said...

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Stephanie S. said...

I would wear this to my bridal shower this summer-- it is so lovely!

Tiffany said...

Such a pretty dress, pick me!!

mama boss said...

I liked shabby apple on fb. You really should pick me! ♥

Shelb and Ry said...

I absolutely love this dress! I have the perfect shoes to match! I hope I win...! :)

--Shelby

Shelb and Ry said...

I follow your blog... :)

--Shelby

Shelb and Ry said...

I also "like" Shabby Apple! :)

--Shelby

Teagan said...

Yea!! Love this!:)
I am now a follower of your blog:)

Teagan said...

I LIKED shabby Apple on Facebook:)

Teagan said...

And I blogged about YOU!!!! YEA! fingers crossed, hope I win!!:)
Thanks for this!!

Amanda Bolton said...

I would love to be the fashionable one in my family for once ;) This dress is absolutely beautiful and I would be one lucky lady to own it! Love your blog!

Stephanie Bodine said...

Alexa: First of all...I love your blog and your sincerity with motherhood and the rollercoster of life. Truly, I would LOVE to wear this dress now that I am starting to finally feel like my prepregnancy self again. It has taken awhile to feel "pretty" again after having my second baby. This dress would definately help me feel like a "pretty" mommy!

Stephanie Bodine said...

I "LIKE" Shabby Apple on Facebook!:)

H-Talbot said...

I would love love love to win this dress!!!

H-Talbot said...

I follow your blog!!

H-Talbot said...

I liked Shabby Apple on Facebook!!

Morgan and Melissa Sarager said...

I am in need of a new dress! I would love to win this very cute dress!

Morgan and Melissa Sarager said...

I follow you!

The Llewellyn's said...

LOVE . it .
m_hllewellyn AT hotmail DOT com

Holly Llewellyn said...

i follow too :)
m_hllewellyn AT hotmail DOT com

Jeff and Michelle Galovan said...

I follow your blog!! love it!!

Jeff and Michelle Galovan said...

i liked shabby apple!

Sparky said...

I would wear this dress to the grocery store with heels of course. I love to make people in my small town wonder if I truly am crazy!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Okay this dress is too adorable! I love the detail on the skirt :) TOO PERFECT! This would be perfect to wear to my family graduation party!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I "Like" (if they had a "love" I would have loved) Shabby Apple on Facebook.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

&I also tweeted about this great giveaway...
http://twitter.com/#!/alyciagrayce

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Oh &of course I am a follower :)

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

Newest follower :)

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...
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Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

I like SA on FB!!

Roxanne & Jared Harris said...

Just recently discovered your blog, became a follower,andI just LOVE it! :)

Roxanne & Jared Harris said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a new dress to wear to church and for date nights with the Hubby!

Roxanne & Jared Harris said...

Liked Shabby Apple on Facebook :)

Lizzie said...

It's lovely! I would just be in heaven if I won it!

Cindy said...

Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win such a lovely and generous gift. A coworker is getting married at the end of the month and my mister's high school reunion is coming up soon so there's two great places to show it off. Plus my birthday is the 21st. *hint, hint* ;)

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Cindy said...

I follow you via GFC.

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

I like Shabby Apple on Facebook: Cindy

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/normawatson/status/70560930009841664

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Courtney from The Beauty Mark said...

Let's be honest. That dress would look gorg on me. hehe. I NEED it!!

I follow!

Courtney from The Beauty Mark said...

I LIKE!

Courtney from The Beauty Mark said...

I FB'd!

dear random number generator,

pick me.

xoxo
C

Dallin and Ashley said...

um... love this dress!!!!! I want it!!! I follow your blog.

Dallin and Ashley said...

and I like shabby apple on FB.

Dallin and Ashley said...

and I posted about it on my face book page!

Dallin and Ashley said...

oh and I would LOVE to wear this dress on my romantic get-a-way with my husband in a few months. I just need to get my Post-baby body ready for it!!!

Paola said...

I am going to enter once, and tonight I will dream about me wearing this dress. Love your photos!

Ladytink_534 said...

My friends would be so jealous! Such a cute dress

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Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a GFC follower: Ladytink_534
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Ladytink_534 said...

I LIKE them on FB~ Jennifer L.
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