Paula's birthday dream list + a giveaway to make your dreams come true! [CLOSED]

September 15, 2014

Since today is my birthday, I thought I would celebrate by sharing a few of my favorite things, eating lots of cake, and giving away a lovely necklace to one lucky reader!  Because it's better to give than to receive (although, if the birthday fairy - let's be real- my husband) brought me something from this list, I wouldn't complain. **Spoiler alert...he did!!

Without further ado, I give you, my ultimate birthday dream list.

These rose gold shoes from my favorite shoe company, Seychelles were at the top of the list & luckily for me, my sweet hubby bought them for me & gave them to me early!  I bought my very first pair of Seychelles from Ziezo...suede yellow heels with a bow at the toe.  Their shoes are timeless, and I can always make room for more.

Seychelles Eternity heels in rose gold

I'm a huge Francophile and collect things with stripes, so I would love to own this lovely handmade lingerie that was included in this previous trending tuesday post.  If I can't be in Paris, at least I can pretend like I'm there by dressing the part, non?

Bon Voyage Nautical Navy and White lace lingerie by ohhlulu

I would definitely have sweet dreams sleeping with this Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Bedroom Set from West Elm.  It's made from "rustic reclaimed pine certified by the Forest Sterwardship Council."  I love forests, so it's only natural that I would love a forest inspired bedroom.

This wine colored leather bomber jacket from Anthropologie would be a fine addition to my Fall wardrobe.  I don't think I would ever want to take it off...people sleep in their bomber jackets all the time, right? ;)

Quilted Leather Bomber, Anthropologie

I have a tiny obsession with all things s'mores.  Regular ol' campfire s'mores, s'mores cakes, s'mores milkshakes and sundaes and donuts and anything else!  So, I'm always dreaming of a good excuse to eat something s'mores inspired.  I managed to convince my friends to go to The Cup in the Central West End on Friday so I could indulge in this delicious s'mores cupcake.  They even sang happy birthday to me.  What more could a girl ask for?!

And last, but not least, the most stylish way to make all of your dreams come true...a cool and rare dream catcher necklace, handmade by the very talented Elizabeth, designer of Just Liv.  This necklace (similar to the ones worn in the Fair Folk fashion shoot in the August issue of Alive magazine) can't be bought in stores or online just yet.  It is only available at craft fairs (and because Elizabeth is so sweet, our blog)!  I was lucky enough to pick one up at the Just Liv booth while we were at the Indie Craft Fair, and now one of you lucky ladies can have one too!

Here's how...

Contest Rules:

This contest is only open to US Residents. (Sorry, international loves. We'll get you next time!) To enter, follow us on Bloglovin' (if you aren't already) and leave a comment below telling us about a dream you wish would come true for you.  

Want more chances to win? Who doesn't! Here are some ways that you can earn bonus entries.

1. Follow us on Instagram. Post a picture of the Dream Catcher necklace with the hashtag #acolorfulchaosgiveaway #justliv #dreamcatchernecklace
2. Follow us on Twitter and mention us in a tweet! Use the hashtag #acolorfulchaosgiveaway #justliv #dreamcatchernecklace just for some extra love.
3. Follow us on Pinterest and pin this giveaway.

Leave a comment below with a link for each additional entry.

Contest ends Friday, September 19th at midnight.  We will announce the winner on Monday, September 22nd on the blog so keep your eyes open!  

Good luck and sweet dreams!!  xoxo


  1. I follow on bloglovin and the only wish I have is for my children to be healthy and happy!

  2. I followed on BlogLovin! username: gracebertou

    My wish? To be happy & fulfill my life's purpose (whatever that may be). ♥

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  4. I dream to one day have a ranch house and live happily ever after with all my farm animals, and to find a cure for cancer!

    Followed On BlogLovin as melissa k sparks, Tweeted and RT the love, Pinned and following, Instagram follower and posted the giveaway picture, Totally love this necklace, Very inner spirit and free! love it!

  5. Bloglovin -

  6. I follow you on Pinterest (m0m07) and pinned the giveaway!

    Thanks! I hope I win! Love this necklace :)

  7. I follow on Twitter @creativeme7 and sent a Tweet


  8. i dream about finding homes for all the animals on the streets and in shelters that i see! it is truly heartbreaking that people breed and breed animals and do not get their pets fixed only so people can pick out that "perfect pet" just so a hundred like it can be euthanized because they are not "picked"! it is truly heart-shattering and one day i hope to be one to make a change to this terrible problem in our country!


  9. pinned!

  10. tweeted!


  11. My dream is to visit Hawaii for a few weeks in May after I graduate from nursing school and before I start working. I could really use a break before dedicating myself completely to my career path.
    bloglovin: cassandra cap marquez


  12. i follow on pinterest. :


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