Apples, Books & Sweet Love.

First off – let’s announce the winner of this week’s awesome giveaway – handmade soaps handcrafted by From the Blue House {With Love} …

It’s such a pleasure promoting local, awesome businesses … and thank YOU, blog readers, for supporting these awesome businesses, as well!

The winner this week, chosen by is:

#7 –  Brenda Clair –


Yes, yes, that is my mother! And no, the contest is not rigged … 😉 …  I saved the details so you will all believe me – my mom comments all the time on the blog but has never won, so I think she’ll be pretty pleased that she FINALLY won something after commenting for the past few years … hee hee …!

Congratulations, Mom!!! 😉 I’m sure you will enjoy! E-mail me and I will set you up with your winnings!

{A big thank you to Jennifer Jansen for offering up such a great giveaway!!}

And now on to another sneak peek …


“A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closet ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self.
And mothers are their daughter’s role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all
their relationships.”

– Victoria Secunda

It’s always an amazing honor to capture a relationship as sweet as this …

Enjoy your sneak peek, Lori!

October 9, 2010 - 9:26 pm

Melanie I’m so happy to see the pics of Lori and Olivia —– they look awesome!!! Great job Gillian, Lori and Olivia!! Very sweet and special. Happy Thanksgiving!!

October 9, 2010 - 8:57 am

Lori Thank you Gillian – they make my heart melt!

October 9, 2010 - 8:46 am

Tara C Great pictures! That girl has such a happy smile! Congrats to your Mom on winning! 🙂

October 8, 2010 - 11:32 pm

Sherri Love the mom & daughter reading pic. Reminds me of my youth. So much love!!! PS: way to go Brenda!

October 8, 2010 - 11:30 pm

Brenda (Gillian’s Mom) Awh, beautiful pictures Gillian! Wonderful mother-daughter shots!
Oh, and I am so excited to be the winner!!! Thank you so much!! xo

October 8, 2010 - 10:03 pm

Jen What beautiful photos! Lori and Olivia look great!

October 8, 2010 - 9:56 pm

Tabitha Awwwww – what a great sneak peek Lori!!! Fabulous as always Gillian – love the matching (but not!) tops!!!

October 8, 2010 - 9:55 pm

Keri LOVE IT!!! Not that I’m biased… 🙂 Great job Gillian!!