*Closed* My Favorite Things Giveaway Series: Week 1 – Spool No. 72

ARE YOU GUYS READY FOR THIS?? I have a pretty sweet lineup of giveaways coming up here on IHOD!!  I want to share with you some of my favorite things and offer you a chance to win them!!
Let’s. Get. Started.
One of my favorite clothing/accessory shops – Spool No. 72 (you can see me wearing the Macintosh Dress in this post) is offering this brand spanking new “Veggie Patch Clutch” to one lucky chica. Isn’t it amazing?!! I totally swooned when I saw it. Its the perfect follow up to my love for stripes post…and in a fun and trendy color for summer – red. Ready to win or what?!
To Enter (must be a follower or subscriber of IHOD):
1) Visit Spool No. 72 and let us know what your favorite new arrival is!

Additional Entries (leave a separate comment for each):
1) Blog, Tweet, or Facebook about the giveaway and let us know you did!
example tweet: Just entered the #giveaway over @inhonorofdesign for a fabulous clutch from @spoolNo72! http://bit.ly/feuAsB
2) Like Spool No. 72 on Facebook
3) Follow Spool No. 72 on Twitter

Open to International Readers. Giveaway will close next Monday! 
*Important! PLEASE if your profile is does not have an email address or is blocked PLEASE leave your email address so there is a way of contacting you if you win!!

Good luck loves!

New Year Intention: Visit Two New States – Colorado


Last weekend, we drove to Colorado Springs to visit my sister, bro-in-law (he wrestles for the army – watch for him at the next Olympics!), and their new little peanut. I am telling you, I know I may be partial, but he is THE CUTEST little man. I am blessed to have many brothers and sisters, and we are all very close. So, it was an awesome experience for me to see my sister as a new mother. We all knew she would make an incredible one. We had so much fun  catching up over some authentic Italian food, walking through the Rockies, and just hanging out. Wish they were neighbors:) Little G was enthralled with the new baby and wanted to give him all his trains (which is a big sign of friendship in his world). Although, he did get jealous when I was holding little JP so it was good practice for the new baby.
This also hits one of my New Year Resolutions (which I like to refer to as goals or intentions) which is visiting two new states! Colorado is breathtaking-if you have been there, you know what I am talking about! Who knows what the next new state will be! 
P.S. Its the last day to vote on the Lovelies Award for IHOD! Would greatly appreciate your vote!!

Style Files: Stripe Love Favorites

Everything seems cuter in nautical stripes:) And the best part is? You can add them as staples to your wardrobe because navy and white is classic and will not be going out of style any time soon! With a fresh blanket of snow on the ground in the last week of February, I am DYING for spring to get PRONTO! 
Links you should know about:
What goes around comes around! I won this amazing handbag from LisaRoy‘s blog last week (Thank you Lisa!). Her shop and blog are fantastic!… So now I am giving a few things away! You can check out Ashley’s blog or the IHOD facebook page to win some cute headbands:)
IHOD blog made it to the top 10 Design blogs on the Lovelies Awards! Thank you so much for those of you who voted already! Seriously, you guys are fantastic. Still need your help- It ends the 28th! Would love to have your support! Go vote here!
Last but not least, so thankful to Michelle for the feature in her things she’s loving post.  You are a dear!
That’s all for now! Hope you have a wonderful long and restful weekend:)