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Giveaway :: Aislinn Creations

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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In high school, the theme of my senior yearbook was “Making Our Mark.” While not the theme I was voted for (but it’s still important to vote!), I nevertheless found myself thinking back on this idea throughout the years. The thought that each of us create an indelible print on the world is simultaneously daunting and liberating. It hold us accountable and it pushes for the best in us. We, each of us, leave marks on the lives of others in our interactions and sometimes those marks travel with the people we love. They move to foreign lands, they traverse the internet. If you think about it, our lives are one big journey, spanning time zones at any given moment.

Perhaps this is why I find my home base to be such an investment, such a retreat. As such, it deserves to be honored as such. Aislinn Creations provides rustic and chic home decor with an element of pure simplicity. Amanda McCoy takes burlap and transforms it into earthy and warm home decor that lends an eco-conscious sensibility without sacrificing beauty. This Coordinates pillow would make a great reminder of a favorite vacation destination or maybe the location of where you left your heart could be immortalized on this Heart in the City pillow. No matter your choice, let Aislinn Creations make their mark, for you.

Aislinn Creations is giving away two 13 x 19 personalized burlap pillow covers with inserts to two lucky winners (one cover and insert each)! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Tuesday, August 14th. Comments now closed…good luck!
Where (other than the town you currently live in) have you left your heart?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, August 20th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Juliet Farmer says:

    Portland, Oregon :)

  2. 2
    Sara says:

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  3. 3
    Nicole says:

    Ashland, OH

  4. 4
    Erin says:

    Houston, Texas – where I was born and lived for the majority of my life so far. Even though I love NYC, Houston and Texas and everything that comes with it will always be home! 

  5. 5
    Tabetha says:

    Easy {& lyrically relevant}, San Francisco, where I was born & raised!

  6. 6
    Trisha says:

    Montreal, QC, Canada. My heart still soars every time I see the skyline. 

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    Kaitlin Boles says:

    I was born in Charleston, SC my daddy served in the Navy, I got to visit a few years ago and it felt like I had never left home! Love it there! I live in TN now and love it as well this is home as well! 

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    Rebekah says:

    London, England…I lived there for a but after grad school & yearn to go back!

  9. 9
    Rebekah says:

    *bit*

  10. 10
    Peyton_kd@yahoo.com says:

    Los Angeles, CA.

  11. 11
    Courtney says:

    does Paris, France, count?

  12. 12
    Brittany says:

    sarasota, florida. i just got back from a week vacation there and i have never felt so at peace.

  13. 13
    Heather says:

    Boston, MA

  14. 14
    Luisa says:

    Arles, France.

  15. 15
    Dalia says:

    Madrid, Spain. One of my childhood dreams was to go to El Museo del Prado and i spent a few days roaming the halls and sketching little bits and pieces of paintings that stood out to me.

  16. 16
    Renee Richardson says:

    Salt Lake City, Utah. I miss it and the people there dearly. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

  17. 17
    AmandaK says:

    Boston, MA – where I lived for a few short years before starting my PhD. I miss it almost every day.

  18. 18
    Katherine W says:

    Estes Park, Colorado. I worked at a summer camp there, where my backyard was Rocky Mountain National Park, thunderstorms rolled in almost every afternoon, and s’mores were my nightly snack.

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    Jennifer says:

    There’s a little tiny piece of my heart in Newport, RI at the site of my wedding. 

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    Lauren G says:

    Destin, Fl, my grandparents lived their when they were alive and it will always be a second home to me.

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    Melelina says:

    Montreal, Qc!

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    Ali Ingram says:

    Sidney, British Columbia.. It’s full of book stores, coffee shops and is right by the ocean. The three great loves in my life other than my husband :)

  23. 23
    Rosy says:

    A small village on the top of Denmark: Grenen. Beautiful white beaches, sand dunes, white clouds running fast… It is the place where two seas converge. It’s a magic place and I’m in love :)

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    I’ve left my heart in Rome. It’s there somewhere where the gladiators converge and the high fashion shops tangle with the most beautiful women pushing the most elegant prams (I couldn’t peek at the babies inside :) Rome is where history and elegance seep from every cobblestone and I’d go back in a heartbeat. The food is, of course, the icing on the Roman cake!

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    Emma says:

    Lund, Sweden. It’s an old town with cobblestone streets, leaning walls, bicycles and ivy. It has become synonymous with happy youth and I know that part of my aging heart will always reside there, no matter how hard I try to convince it to give Lund up and focus on where I currently live!

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    Jenni says:

    Portland, Oregon. I used to travel and train photographers on in-hospital newborn photography. In the hospital in Portland we entered the room to photograph a newborn and the grandmother was sitting in a chair beside the bed. As we started taking photographs the baby began to cry, and the grandmother reached out her finger. The baby gripped on tight and the grandmother began to sing folk songs to soothe her grand-daughter. She sang of her beauty and wove a story of her new family. It was the dearest thing I have ever been a witness to, and while it wasn’t a tale of heartbreak I sometimes find my mind wandering back to that room and remembering the feeling and love, and dreaming of the day that my husband and I will have a moment like that.

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    Anne says:

    Zermat, Switzerland where we spent one beautiful night of our honeymoon talking about politics ,life,love in the shadow of the Matterhorn

  28. 28
    Madeline says:

    selaphume, thailand- amidst the lepers, ladyboys, and children, my heart remains.

  29. 29
    Stacy says:

    Santa Cruz. I miss it so much, especially living in the Midwest now.

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    Erin says:

    I live in the city now, but I grew up in rural SW Ontario. That place will always have some of my heart.

  31. 31
    Amy Grace says:

    Alpena, MI. Small town getaway for a girl from Detroit.

  32. 32
    Nicole H says:

    Pennsylvania. I spent a year and a half doing nothing by service work there and just grew to love the people and the places I lived

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    Jessica Weipert says:

    Newport beach. I was sitting there when I realized I was in love with my now husband. 

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    kim gordon says:

    Lanikai Beach…Hawaii.. where I met, the love of my life….we bring out two daughters there yearly..

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    Maire K says:

    Paris and Vienna.

  36. 36
    Ella P. says:

    Yes! In the Philippines, where my family and friends live. Missing them so much!

  37. 37
    Theresa says:

    Williamsburg, Virginia… where we honeymooned <3

  38. 38
    Melanie says:

    San Diego, Ca. where I saw my soulmate for the last time before he left for Austria for several years.

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    Amy M says:

    Prince Edward Island.  Such diversity in a tiny, tiny place.  Mostly I remember the quiet, punctuated pretty well exclusively by laughter from nearby houses and the sound of waves.

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    Kristy W says:

    Where I grew up Anchorage, Alaska.  I left to be with my amazing guy where we now live in Washington.  Alaska will always have a special place in my heart!!

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    Lubaska says:

    Naples, Florida and Paris, France

  42. 42
    Alexis S. says:

    Colorado Springs, CO.  What a beautiful place.

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    Lauren G. says:

    New Orleans, LA

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    Tiffany says:

    Disneyland…that counts right?