Giveaway :: Alexandra Ferguson

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Does anyone remember going to summer camp? My mom used to have me fill out postcards to family members with the address and stamps before I even left so that my letters to home were ready to go. Honestly, it’s one of my fondest memories of childhood, sitting on a rock somewhere with my little stationary set and writing my mom all about how I had to do dishes in the cafeteria and we sang songs around the campfire. The letters to my mom were a habit that stuck with me through all of my journeys (through school and beyond) and there is still nothing quite like receiving a letter from abroad, don’t you agree?

Alexandra Ferguson has created the throw pillow equivalent to the postcard from abroad. Each of her handcrafted pillows convey a message or greeting that sails straight to the heart of the matter and reminds us of exactly what we need to be reminded of. The mantra of Alexandra Ferguson is: Thoughts Become Words, Words Become Actions, Actions Become Habit, Habit Becomes Destiny. This philosophy is the sort of thing that travels with you, no matter where you’re headed. And what better way to keep yourself on track than by placing your favorite phrases right where you rest your bones. The “Be Nice” pillow is a great way to keep your home the perfect respite from the chaos that can sometimes derail us. Plus, it’s the perfect advice for your daily travels, wouldn’t you say? Indeed.

Alexandra Ferguson is giving away one “CALL YOUR MOTHER” 16″X16″ Recycled Felt Applique Pillow in cocoa/oatmeal to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Wednesday, August 22nd. Comments now closed…good luck!
Do you prefer to travel by plane, train, or automobile?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, August 27th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Chryselle says:

    I’m a plane kind of girl. Airports still thrill me. Even though the whole act of buying a ticket and checking in is as humdrum as grocery shopping (for some), the journey and the possibilities of it all make me dizzy! And oh,  I wait, oh how I wait for that moment when the plane taxies to the end of the runway, turns and pauses for a second, as if thinking, telling itself “you can do it” and then, whoosh! off it goes. 🙂

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    I love traveling by train.  Even though it often costs the same as planes, it’s nice not to have the to deal with the security/check-in hassle and there’s something romantic and old-school about watching the scenery whoosh by as the train rumbles along the tracks.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    definitely auto–that way i’m in control, and i can bring my pooch along for the trip!

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    Sue says:

    Tough question!!! Each have some great benefits but I have to say – auto. The ability to be spontaneous is the ultimate decision maker for me. I can get up on Saturday morning and decide I want go on a little weekend trip without having to make any previous plans. Planes and trains can’t do that for me. Then there is the ability to just stop at any roadside attraction that captures your interest. Some of the coolest places I’ve ever seen, I found by following a little sign on the side of the road. You’re free to go where your curiousity takes you as long as there is a road to get there.

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    Ella P. says:

    by auto, so I can bring my cat. 😀 

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    Erin says:

    I like driving best most of the time, but there’s something really romantic about train travel.

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    Alexis S. says:

    I adore train travel.  The first time I traveled out of state with my parents was when I was six years old and we took the train to southern California.  Ever since, I’ve been smitten.

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    brenda says:

    plane…all the beautiful tropical islands i love to visit are impossible to get to by car or train

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    Brittany says:

    depends on for how long, but if it’s doable i’d drive. since i don’t have my car in the city, i miss driving with my iced coffee and radio blasted!

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    Tabetha says:

    Train, all the way– thought that is getting harder to do, so if its not an option, then automobile.  Its not that I’m scared of flying, I just find it amazingly awkward and uncomfortable {I like to be able to wander!}


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    Lucy W. says:

    I enjoy flights simply because it is the only time I am ever able to see the earth below me from such a point of view. Automobiles are best for singing loudly and exploring, though. 

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    Valerie C. says:


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    sam says:

    Having never traveled by train – I would have to say that my current favorite is automobile.  The sights you see along the way are just part of the whole experience. Being with family and/or friends is a great way to find out more about them and of course singing along to the radio : )   Someday I would like to travel across the country (or at least part of it) by train because the view would be incredible from there.

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    Courtney says:

    When traveling for pleasure, plane. When traveling to get to work, automobile. If I lived in London though, I wouldn’t mind taking the train.

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    Madeline says:

    Definitely by train! Nothing makes you feel like a real adventurer than traveling in a box car.

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    Amy Grace says:

    Train!! Its by far the best, glamorous, chic way to travel. Any girl immediately feels more put together when she is traveling by train. You also feel straight out of a mystery novel which can be either good or bad. lol

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    Jennifer says:

    Going from Boston to NY, nothing beats the train. The scenery is SO pretty. You wouldn’t think so, but the tracks go along the ocean in Connecticut and Rhode Island. The fishing boats are so quaint – I don’t think the scene has changed much in the last fifty years.

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    Emma says:

    Train! People in general are such terrible drivers, I am genuinely scared for my life when driving. The other day I saw a woman cause an accident on the highway: she was texting while driving at 55 mph, on the busiest highway in the US. I don’t know how many people die in train accidents every year but iI don’t care: at least ordinary, cellphone-obsessed people are not allowed to haphazardly drive trains around!

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    Stella says:

    While I love the train when traveling solo, like I most often do. This summer I had a short road trip with my bf and listening to music and singing with him out of tune and loudly along the way is one of my favorite life memories.

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    Lauren G says:

    I would love to be able to travel by train more, it such a romantic way to travel.

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    Ateka says:

    I would say by train. It’s so relaxing and charming especially when seeing the rolling countryside out the window.

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    Grace says:

    I prefer to travel by plane.

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    Dana says:

    My favourite way to travel is float plane.  This is mostly due to the fact that I live on Vancouver Island and you have to take an hour and half ferry to get off the island.  This is why I love hopping aboard a float plane, which only takes 20 minutes to get to Vancouver or an hour to get to Whistler.  As an added bonus, the view is simply spectacular!

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    Theresa says:

    Never traveled by train… I would have to say plane… there is something nice about being able to get up and stretch! 

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    Loretta E. says:

    Never been on a train, but I generally prefer auto so you can stop when you see something cool and you have a bigger seat that you don’t have to share with a stranger! It can be hard to beat the speed of planes though…

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    I love them all, but I think train wins out just for the romance factor.

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    Nicole H says:

    I’ll travel by any of the above, as long as I can get my toddler to sleep through it. 🙂  Traveling is a blast, unless you’re apologizing to those around you for the screaming 2-year-old.  

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    victoria says:

    Oddly enough, I’ve never traveled by either of them since I’ve been old enough to remember… My mother says I rode home from the hospital in a taxi when I was born, so I have no recollection, therefore I guess I’m not at liberty to have a preference! My feet have taken me everywhere I’ve been!!!

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    echo says:

    Trains are fun if you’re not in any hurry and you’re able to find delays an opportunity for adventure instead of, you know, a delay. I also love the seat-oh-wait-no-that’s-a-toilet in the sleeper cabins! The charm! I enjoy exploring new cities while on layover instead of being stuck waiting inside an airport terminal or staring straight ahead for days driving the same distance in a car.

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    Thelma says:

    I prefer to travel by car.I will ride in a plane if I have to but I’m kind of scared.If I had to get in a accident I would rather be on land than up in the air.

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    Anne says:

    Train we travelled to Alberta by train whea I was little and I learned so much about my Dad on that trip.We took our children to Quebec city and spent the hours playing crds board games and talking love it

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    erin says:

    automobile…plane always feel weird to suddenly jump from one place to a completely new place with no reference for in between. train allows you to view quickly what you are passing but not experience… and a lovely automobile ride allows you to pull over and enjoy unexpected surprises along the way and I love a good surprise

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    Rebekah says:

    by train of course…it feels old-timey, chic & romantic

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    Jessica says:

    Plane! It’s so exciting, and it never gets old. My first flight by myself was when I was 8 years old. Now almost 10 years and countless flights later, even driving past the airport gives me a little thrill!

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    Lindsay says:

    Car last, because I find them petrifying and I frequently think I’m going to die (one of those passengers who is always slamming on the invisible passenger breaks). Planes win for convenience for traveling far distances, but trains for an experience and eco-friendliness. As a grad present this year I booked myself a cross-canada trip on the train in a sleeper. It was absolutely amazing, to wake up and see how the landscape had changed overnight. Plus I became an expert gin rummy player…