Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How would we feel about a giveaway?

It's been a while since I've done a giveaway here and that's just not right.
Let's go for it, shall we? 

The winner of this giveaway will get either a print of their choice from the shop

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OR
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this amazing poster print! 

Here's ours. Framed and hung in all it's glory.
(Just pretend it's not a super crappy picture of it, mmmkay?)

Anyways, 
you win, you choose

To enter, you must be a follower of this blog. 
Then, in your comment, just tell me why you read Young People in Love

Easy peasey lemon squeezey. 

86 comments:

Betsy from three20 said...

Im a follower!

I read your blog because I love your writing style. Its honest and hilarious. It feels really genuine too, like if I met you in person I'd be just as intrigued and entertained in a conversation with you :)

Keepin' my fingers crossed!

Janssen said...

Because I know you in real life :) And because you are delightful.

larissa said...

I never even looked at your shop which makes me the worst follower in all of history!!! Seriously I'm kicking my self in the pants because your work is ahhhhmazing. I'm swooning over the first picture with the balloons. You're so talented.

So, um, I'm a follower. Annnnd I read your blog because your blog is so lighthearted and full of love. You make me laugh on a daily basis and I can just tell how much you love your husband through your words. You're very inspiring. =] I just love your lil bloggy.

Even if I don't win, you better believe I will be checking out this little shop of yours.

Morgan Rapp said...

I read your blog because I can relate to you guys in a lot of ways... I am mormon and am a newlywed also living in a basement. I love how honest you guys are as a couple, and how willing your husband is to get involved! It's cute!

Tracy said...

I read because your blog makes me happy!

Amanda said...

Love Love love this! How could I not be a follower of ur cute blog?!?! I love reading about your married adventures. Gives me something to look forward to.

Mal Mecham said...

Oh my heavens! As I've already told you, I adore your paintings, but I read Young People in Love because you're just so dang cheerful all the time! And because you're sweet and in love without being a total cheese ball. :)

Becca and Derek said...

I love your blog. Everything is just too dang cute with you two.
xoxo

derekandbeccasmith.blogspot.com

Andrew said...

I read because I love you and you're fun. And because I love your art and I want a print where I can see it by my desk. I went to NYC for the long weekend and thought of you :)

L!$@ said...

I'm a follower indeed :D

I started reading because I found your shop and loved the work. Then I found the blog and I think I saw you featured on someone else's blog too... Either way I love it now :D

Kayla and Jordon Heap said...

i love your blog because you are an amazing artist and because you and your husband are so dang cute :)

megan danielle said...

im most definitely a follower! and i read young people in love because...well, i just recently stumbled upon you guys and i think youre adorable and i flipping love your art!!!

Caitlin said...

I'm already a follower, and I read because I love meeting other young, married couples who have made it through some sort of hardship or test, either together or individually, and have come out stronger. :) Plus you two are cute as the dickens.

Karen in Progress said...

I read your blog because I love your outlook on life. You are so positive, and the pictures of you and Chaz are so cute! I would love to win some art from you. YOu are so talented.

Whitney said...

i'm a follower and i love your blog 'cause it is so cute!

Norma said...

i'm a follower =) i read your blog because i think it's adorable!

norma-inthisworld.blogspot.com

Evi Figgat said...

I am a follower and I read your blog for a lot of reasons!
One, I can relate to you and Chas big time.
Two, your blog is adorable and fun to read.

Thanks for posting another giveaway!

Pam said...

I feel great about a giveaway :)

I follow your blog because you're positive, entertaining, and adorable. It really is one of my favorite blogs to read. So thanks for the giveaway and thanks for blogging!

Kristina said...

What a great giveaway!!! I'm a follower and I follow you because well, what is there not to love? You are such a fun and crazy in love couple that are just down to earth and real.

Juhee said...

I read your blog because you are always so interesting! I love all your cool paintings, the fact that you're writing a book, and you make married life sound so dang good =)

Kristen Grace said...

I love "Young People i Love" because it's the type of love I aspire to have and it's honest, through good and bad. Plus you two are adorable together :)

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I'm a follower! And I read your blog because you two are just so darn cute together :)

Mimi said...

I read your blog because I love your style and I am young and in love too! It's nice to read about others' young love. Especially when we live in a world where people are constantly trying to smother love. VIVA LOVE!

XOXO

Alyssa said...

I only just started following your blog last week, and I love it! Very inspirational and your artwork is awesome :)

Cara said...

I just happened upon your blog and I am in love! I think the thing I love most about this blog is that I too was divorced and just remarried and I love that you are writing a book about your experience. Unless one has gone through a divorce through the LDS church they don't know what it's like and I can't wait until your book goes to print.
Keep loving each other :)

Rachel said...

I'm a follower! I read because your writing always cheers me up--you seem so down-to-earth so I like hearing about your life.

Maddy said...

I enjoy following your blog because it brings me joy to see a couple working out their marriage and being honest about the struggles and successes:)

Kayla said...

I'm a follower! I read your blog because you are just so dang adorable and I love how you have such a great sense of humor and how you focus on the happy things rather than the sad ones, even though you have plenty of difficulties (we all do).

Sarah Nicole said...

I am a follower!

I read Young People in Love because I love your art and am always inspired by your posts!

Kell said...

I read it.. because I love it! Is that too simple? For some reason I am just sucked into certain blogs. This is one of them.

Hannah said...

I read Young People in Love because I want to be you and Chas when I grow up. Is that creepy?!
Hahahah I hope not!

xox

Andrea said...

I found your shop first (or it found me I can't decide) then the blog was simply the next step. Obviously I follow.

Bethany G said...

I read your blog because you two are adorable! And you post some great stuff!!!

Jenna said...

I just think you're cute as a button and I'm fascinated by your career as an art therapist!

Samantha said...

I follow your blog :) Why? Hmm.. Maybe its because finding another Samantha blogger rocks! And she happens to be one of the cutest bloggers out their is always a plus too :)

anna said...

great give away! i love your paintings. they really speak to my heart.
let's see, i follow and read young people in love because you say things like "easy peasey lemon squeezey" and you are beautiful and inspiring and you write things that i care about.
all in all, young people in love is a great read. i'd recommend your blog to anyone!!
dear prudence

Kari said...

Hello there, Sam! I read your blog because I basically want to be your best friend. Seriously, ever since I found your blog a few weeks ago, I somehow weave your name into my daily conversations with my husband and friends. I can't tell you how many times I've told them about art therapy, your cool artwork, your adorable style, and just your cute life. My husband will be like, "Wait, how do you know this girl?" He just doesn't get the concept of "blog friends"...LOL!

Anyway, I would loveLOVElove to win this giveaway!

p.s. I HAD MY BABY! :)

Drea said...

Oh Sam. I read your heck'a awesome blog because I've thought we were soul sisters ever since we met.

And your upbeat positive outlook on life is just the spice of inspiration and happiness I need.

Chris and Ellie said...

haha, I read your blog because I love to keep in touch with you. Oregon sure misses you!!!! and I love to see what you have been up to in the last couple of days.

Katie Marie said...

I read your blog because I love your love story! I also think you are such a wonderful person, your blog inspires me! :)

Sarah said...

I am a follower...I follow your blog because in a world where so much bad seems to happen...it is nice to read about real niceness and love. It inspires to to pass it on:)

Madison. said...

Your blog is read by me because it is so cute, funny, and genuine. The things you post make me smile. :) Your blog is the one I go to when I'm feeling down. It just cheers me right on up!

Emma Karen said...

I adore your blog so very much! You and Chas are so sweet and you're so inspiring! I love Young People in Love and already own one of your prints because I love you so much! :)

Ashley Sloan said...

Well I just recently started following and reading your blog but so far I love it! It's fun, honest, and cute and I feel like we have a lot in common! Hope I win! I would LOVE one of those prints!

Ashley Sloan

Stacy said...

I love reading your blog because you have such a good outlook on life!

Tay said...

Well...ya know how you'll watch a movie and it just makes you feel good because the people in it seem be living such a happy life? and then it gives you hope that one day you'll live a life like that? unfortunately though, reality sets in and you realize ITS A MOVIE.
Well I get that same happy and hopeful feeling when I read your blog! and the best part is, its not a movie! its your reality and so I know its possible. and makes me want be just as successful and content with life as you are.

luckisallugot said...

Eeek I love your prints! Anywho, I love reading your blog because it all sounds kind of magical. Sure I know it's just a blog and there is so much more that goes on in your life than we see here. But your blog makes me believe happiness exists and well that's always nice to hear!

becca mackay said...

I follow because I love seeing all your paintings! And you are Chas are just so cute :)

Lauren said...

ohhh i'd want a print! i read because you are so very sweet, and i can picture us being good friends (that's my way of saying you rock, girlfriend).

he calls me wifey said...

I am definitely a follower and I love your blog because not only are you adorable, but you are talented (obviously!), you are such a sweetheart and your blog is honest and beautiful and fun!

<3<3<3

~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/

kylee said...

oh my yes! i have entered so many of the giveaways that involve your prints. someday i will win one. that red hair balloon print has had my heart since i first laid eyes on it. and why do i read your blog? well a] you're funny. b] i like to look at how cute you & your hubs are c] i want to find a boyfriend & become real life friends and double date like crazy d] because you're blog simply makes me happy.

I am Megan said...

Oh my! Don't mind if I do! I love your work.

I read Young People in Love everyday, because I love seeing the happiness between you and Chas and love to slurp up all the interesting things you have to say. And then the art! Everytime I see something you painted, like the picture you painted for your sister's mission, I go crazy!

I love it!

Kelsey said...

I actually just found your blog today!! yay!!
It's awesome so far annnnd i love you style!

Austrie said...

Oh man! I got excited after reading this because i'm in the process of re-doing my room...and adding a picture collage. The 1st thing that came to mind was how awesome one of your prints would look in it. sigh. BUT i read your blog because it's never boring :) Your posts are always cute, witty & fantastic!

Señora H-B said...

I'm a follower! I love reading your blog because I love reading about your art projects. Hooray!

Garnish with the Bizarre said...

i read ypil cause if i knew you in real life we'd be besties. fact.and you like city and colour.thats always worthy of points

Jen said...

I follow and read your blog because I think you two are so adorable, and you give me hope that some day I will have a happy relationship like yours! Plus I love all the pictures, and your writing style!

Alie said...

I love your prints! I read because you are blunt. I love it. It's refreshing.

Gina said...

I'm a follower. I read your blog because you are real about things. You and Chas struggle but are so happy and so in love and clearly strong in your faith - it is so good to read uplifting and quirky posts amidst all the bad that goes on.

I also really love that once I even got a comment on a post of mine from Sam. Made. My. Day.

ellen said...

i like that your blog is real. and i'd love to win the redhead with balloons to give to my niece.

Shelby Lou said...

I am a follower to your blog.. :D

I follow your blog because you are the best, and funny, and creative. Basically I just love you.

I loooovee that print psbtw

Shelley Sarina said...

I am a follower. I just love the way you make me smile every time I read your posts. So witty. Cute. Loves it.
Cheers,
S.

*S said...

I am a follower. :)

I read because your real, artsy and an adorable married couple.

Kimberlee said...

Loooove this giveaway. Love you blog. I follow because your fun.

lisa said...

I follow the blog because it's fun and you love life despite all it's problems.

Jo said...

I read your blog because I recently became a basement dweller in SLC, and you guys seem to be doing fun things in the area a lot, so I learn about new places.

Emily Warren said...

I stumbled upon your blog randomly through another blog and I got hooked. Not sure exactly why it is just fun to read.

Garnish with the Bizarre said...

Why wouldn't we?


Sarah
Garnish with the Bizarre

Amanda said...

i read your blog because you guys are adorable and seem like such sweet people! :) i love reading lifestyle blogs and seeing what people are up to!

Amanda said...

I just starting reading your blog...like today and the reason I do is because you seem like the kind of couple I would want to hang out with in real life. :)

Adele said...

yipppeee, a giveaway! (; i follow your blog because you are SUCH an amazing artist and seem like so much fun to boot (: ps: I FINALLY GOT THE PAINTING IN THE MAIL! SO happy! can't wait to share it on the blog (: xoxo btw ian loves it too, and it's rare to have him like any art piece (: xo

Mrs. Biscuit said...

Hmm... great question! Why do I read your blog?

Is being a stalker a good answer? Probably not...

hmm....

I probably read your blog because I relate to you and I'm always glad to see other happy couples! <3


<3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

RAWaterman said...

I read your blog because its honest and light and lovey. And all of that is lovely.

Harley said...

I die! this is beautiful. I stalk you.... errrr.... follow you on a daily basis. I love to read your lil bloggy because I'm inspired by your story. the love that you and your husband have for each other is amazing and I long for that one day. plus I've been doing a little art therapy myself lately and I tell you what, it works. like whoa, it works! and plus, plus I just graduated high school (ay class of 2001!) and I will be moving out in about a month and wouldn't that just be so super rad to put one these paintings in my lil ole house? ;)

harleycrawford17@cox.net

Meredith Bleak said...

I follow because your art, like your marriage is so stinkin' cute!

Aaron, Heather, Nora And Baby Edwards said...

Because you two are perfectly charming...as usual! Love you guys!

Janette said...

Oh la la! Hope I win! I'm your newest follower...number 522 perhaps...Found your blog via Melissa of Write it In Lipstick... That's why I'm reading.. Yuppers!

steffisworld said...

I read your blog, because you seem to be such a great person- inside and out! Very inspiring!!
greetings from Austria!!

Becca said...

Am now following! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Count me in! You work is lovely, you make we want to get my paints out! Love how honest and positive you are :)

Grace Marie said...

Because I'm a creeeper. Jk lol idk

I found it via freckles in April and have been hooked ever since! Def one of my faves- very relatable and interesantay and sincere!!

Felix y Eliana said...

I've following since a while but I wasn't actually following you 'cuz I just noticed that I haven't clicked on the FOLLOW button! duh!
Anyways, I love reading your posts! They showed how wonderful you are and how well you have overcome all the proofs you have had through life! I admire you girl! Besides, I love your style! Your paint are also amazing! And I'd love to have one at home and even better if I win! ;)

chrissy said...

i read because you make me smile. seriously! if i'm having an ish day i can read your posts and you're real and funny and positive and i know you're gonna pick me up again.

but no pressure or anything.

xoxo
chrissy

misschrissyg@yahoo.ca

AE Jones said...

I most definitely follow... and I follow because your darling relationship and beautifully decorated apartment give me hope that I will get married, be happy, and live in a darling apartment. :)

Samantha said...

I am a follower :) You can say that proudly in the blogging world. I love your blog because you two are so cute. You can tell by how you write and the pictures you take that you are fun loving happy people and it makes me happy to read your blog.

karissajoelle said...

Amazeballs! Love your work. Love your blog. Love the love in your blog. It inspires me.

Amanda said...

I'm a follower! I read this blog because you're witty and funny and honest and I love your art!