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Giveaway; Document your Dream Vacation

By 12/17/2010January 23rd, 201748 Comments

Have you ever created your own picture book?  Well if you haven’t then post a comment below and follow my blog (you’ll find the follow section on my sidebar close to the top) and you just might win a $75 gift card to create your own photo book with Kodak!  If you have you can still enter to win! Just for fun, I thought I would include some photos about where my fantasy Christmas vacation would be (at this Villa in Italy):

What’s your dream vacation?  Post a comment below to enter the giveaway!
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  • laura @ so alaurable says:

    I would love to go to the south of France in the summer! Thanks for the chance!

  • Cherie says:

    Delos, Greece. Love your photo of your dream-vacation. Thanks for posting this giveaway; I know exactly the focus for this album!

  • Karen Eubank says:

    Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany. Kenneth Branagh filmed Much Ado About Nothing there. It's lovely. Been once would love to go again. Your third photo reminded me of this lovely place.

    Have a look!

    The only problem is I think they don't allow kids and I've got a 13 year old so I think a lovely apartment rental in the middle of Paris for ten days would be just about perfect or wait a minute, Bali? I could go on and on.
    Love your blog Maria. As a former photo stylist turned stager and re designer I think information on colour is crucial. I do a lot of colour consulting and love to see what you are up to !


    I'd love to go to Ireland! We have Irish neighbours and they are so much fun, they say everyone is like that in Ireland.
    To me, it's the people and landscape that make a great vacation and I think Ireland would have both!
    I've always wanted to try the Kodak photobook, I have a Kodak point and shoot camera and love it!

  • Splendid Sass says:

    Great giveaway, Maria. I am a follower.
    Have a nice and festive weekend.

  • Mimi says:

    Great giveaway! New Zealand is my dream vacation!

  • Anne says:

    I'd love to visit ruins in Italy and in Greece. I haven't been to Europe in 11 years, and I feel as though my next voyage *needs* to start in one or both of those places because those countries were huge players in shaping our culture.

  • Diana says:

    I am an ex-apt who lives in Australia. My dream vacation would be to take my whole tribe (there is 6 of us) home to be with my family in America over the Christmas holiday. It's been over a decade since we have all been together for Christmas, and as we swelter in the Aussie Sun down under, a trip home just seems dreamy!

  • Wocket says:

    what a lovely idea. I've been thinking of making one of these.

  • Red Door Home says:

    I am ahappy follower:) who would love to go to Italy also.

  • Anonymous says:

    I should get around to making a photo album for my brother and nephew, whether I win this or not. I've been procrastinating but plan to do something after Christmas. martih at usa dot com

  • Sue Kingston says:

    What a fabulous giveaway idea. It could be used to create a "memory book" of grandchildren for a mother's upcoming birthday Or better yet try to pull together one for a book for a friend fighting cancer. She's always joked about dating a full calendar's worth of great men. Maybe we can do a documentary from Mr. January to Mr. December!

  • Milieu...{Interior Design Blog} says:

    What a great giveaway! My husband & I {heart} a trip to Italy or Greece! What a great a great 10 year anniversary trip that would make next September (but a photo book would be great too)! 🙂 ~Margaret [email protected]

  • Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess says:

    I would love to go to Italy!

  • Millie says:

    I am one of your delighted followers. I love the bathroom in that villa!

  • Dana Lynn says:

    What a fun giveaway! M dream vacation would be to Turkey. I've wanted to go there for years but it never has made it into our budget. 🙂

  • Naturally Carol says:

    I am already a follower…yours was one of the first blogs I ever read! The view in the top photo is just sublime…I can just imagine myself there by the pool.

  • Velvet and Linen says:

    Wonderful giveaway, Maria!
    Thank you for the link to my blog.
    I fell in love with that Italian villa too!

    xo xo

  • Jolie says:

    I would love to visit France and tour the many castles.

  • Pink Overalls says:

    I would like to spend Christmas in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I lived there once and have not been back for 30 years. It's a magical place, especially at Christmas. Oh, the photos I could take! Luminaries, old churches, adobe homes, sunsets, mountains, snow, the people, the food, the art, the clear mountain air…

  • Designs By Pinky says:

    I am a faithful follower! I would love to go ANYWHERE for a Christmas vacation BUT I have on my "bucket list" that I want to go to Disney World and see all the decorations!!!!!!!!! I know, a FAR cry from a villa in Italy but it doesn't take much to make me happy;):):) XO, Pinky

  • margo says:

    My dream vacation would be Europe, summer or winter.

  • Tonia says:

    I AM going on my dream get away in four days, to Italy!?
    Christmas in Umbria with friends and family!

    Hate to rub it in, but I just can't stop myself 😉

  • Donna says:

    I would love to go to Italy too, Maria! But my dream vacation would be in the southern part of England..the rural landscapes are amazing. I want to trekking and stay in an old bed and breakfast. Then I'd hot foot it over to London..just because I have to go visit the location of so many of my favorite English novels.

    Can you believe my first photo book was last year and included photos of our three week trip to Germany including the Christmas markets and a stunning New Year's eve celebration…plus concerts in 700 yr.old churches by an organ virtuoso. I only got to put in a few photos, but I'm wanting so much to do a whole photo book of the entire trip. And to think..I was only four HOURS from England. Sigh..we were with a host and couldn't make our own travel plans. But one day…:O)

  • Bruce Barone says:

    I would like to spend a week with Susan in NYC.

  • shaun minné says:

    Anywhere in Tuscany to marry my Love, my common-law husband.

  • Amy W. says:

    I dream about taking a cruise on the Queen Mary 2!!!

  • Laura@Developing Designs says:

    Anywhere in Italy….heck, this place looks close to perfect, perhaps there is an extra room. 🙂 LOL Happy Holidays. xo

  • Marlis says:

    dream vacation: kids, grandkids, the whole family all in one place, somewhere in the mountains, fly rods in hand, hiking boots on, a warm cabin at night… Scotland…

  • The mad woman behind the blog says:

    Where do I sign up to win that villa? It is GORGEOUS. We plan/hope for warm beaches and fruity beverages and free daycare!
    But Italy, oh my. That would be a dream come true!

  • Sara says:

    A Villa anywhere sounds good about now! Would love to go to Italy or Greece.

  • Grace @ Sense and Simplicity says:

    I would love to take the whole family to Europe – that would be my dream vacay.

  • Vanessa@decor happy says:

    Well, this Italian villa looks just about perfect! But since I don't know any Italian but speak a little French, I would have to say somewhere in the south of France. There are so many quaint, small villages.

    Great giveaway!

  • Anonymous says:

    Paris and London and San Francisco are my dream vacation spots and anywhere in Italy (that villa looks amazing!). Thanks for the giveaway. Love the blog!


  • Brigette Joy says:

    My dream vacation would be in New Zealand, especially since they have summer right now! I really have enjoyed following your blog.

  • Peggy and Fritz says:

    I'm 100% with you. My boss is from Italy and thinks I'm crazy to want to go there in the winter. I said after living in LA – I love cold weather for the holidays and what a better place than to be bundled up with the history, food and architecture of Italy. I loved Brooke's post and I'm with you. Can I take one of the guest rooms?

  • Laura says:

    My dream vacay is Italy! We were supposed to go there on our honeymoon but never made it…Someday!

  • Karena says:

    Maria this is very exciting & a wonderful idea. I love your dream images!!

    Joyeaux Noel!

    I have a new giveaway from My Sparrow, do come and enter!

    Art by Karena

  • Firoozeh Maalizadeh says:

    Not exactly interested in the giveaway, but that bathroom is beautiful. Love the leopard print carpet! So unique!
    Thanks for sharing,

  • Darlene says:

    My dream vacation is always in the South of France. I absolutely love it in Provence. It's beautiful beyond words!

  • turningoveranewleaf says:

    My dream vacation would be Paris. Superb food, coffee, shopping, architecture and art? Yes please!
    Thanks for the blog and all the work you put into it.

  • Rachel says:

    My dream vacation would be in switzerland. My husband would say Austrailia.

  • sj says:

    My dream vacation would be a tour of Europe and its history. I would love to expose my children to different cultures and locations.

  • Christina Rodriguez | The Diva's Home says:

    Where did you get the pictures of my house? :0)

  • Tricia says:

    My dream vacation has always been Paris. I don't know when but I know it will happen. Would love to do a Kodak book. I have a one month old grandson so there is no shortage of material.

  • Tricia says:

    My dream vacation is and always has been Paris. Someday it will happen. Would love to do a Kodak book. My one month old grandson would be the perfect subject.

  • Steph@TheGraniteGurus says:

    India is the #1 place I'd like to go right now!

  • LaVerne says:

    definately the Greek Islands is my dream vacation.

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