Monday, October 11, 2010

Florals, Fountains, and a Giveaway


As I begin this post I just want to say thanks again to everyone out there who has taken time to read my blog. I started this blog with without any expectation that anyone would want to follow or even just read it. Sounds bleak I guess, but at the time I began blogging I was antsy in my 5th month of pregnancy and wanted some kind of creative outlet as I felt somewhat bored in my busy day to day routine. As some of you know, I love writing music and lyrics but at the time my creativity was just stifled in this department so I looked to something else that I had a passion for - fashion. As I silently read so many lovely blogs for months, I finally felt compelled to start my own - my shy self, pregnant and all. I wasn't consistent for a while - not until this past June. But along the way, I can truly say I have enjoyed learning so much, meeting such lovely bloggers, and feeling inspired once again.

Thanks for being so encouraging with your uplifting comments. Thanks for being inspiring with all your creativity. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

In light of reaching 50 followers (yes I realize this is still very small in the blogger world - but exciting to me), I wanted to do a little giveaway.

I love headbands - so I saw it fitting to put one up for grabs, bought personally for you from me.

Urban Outfitters Leaf Cluster Headband
(I love this and wanted to keep it for myself:-)

Image from


How to Enter:
1. Be a follower of Shades of Monet. Leave a comment letting me know how you follow - google friend connect or bloglovin. Then let me know how to contact you - blog url or email address.

2. Enter by 10/24/10 and on 10/25, I'll toss your names into my grandmother's straw hat and pull one out. How easy is that? Anyone who follows can enter.

Long post - I do realize, but I wanted to leave you with some more pics of my surroundings at Hilton Head. I was so taken by the beauty and colors of this lovely little island.









  1. Oh my goodness that one of your adorable little man just stole my heart! You are so blessed : )

    Well m'dear, you know I am your biggest fan : ) And I follow you on Google. You can either reach me on my blog or at my email address

    Have a great day and thanks for the giveaway! You rock! As always...

  2. ohh I love those tights! And that headband! hehe


  3. This is such a sweet giveaway! (: I'm really glad I found your blog, your pictures are always so charming and your posts are always interesting.

    Oh and as far as the details go...
    1. I follow on bloglovin'!
    2. You can reach me on my blog or here:

    Thanks again-
    xx Michal

  4. What a great giveaway - I love UO! I'm a follower via googleconnect.

    Kenzie Faith

  5. Ah- love the headband and love your blog. Always so cute and festive. :)

    I follow via google. You can contact me by

    cheers ♥

  6. Love your blog,glad i found it!!Great headband!

    I follow you via Google.You can contact me on


  7. Congrats on reaching 50 followers! I am proud to be one of them!

  8. you know i love ya and am def a follower!!!
    these pictures are wonderful!! especially of your little man. what a heartbreaker!!!
    those shoes are to die for. you have the best shoes!!!

  9. Cute tights!! and I would love this headband!

  10. first of all sorry i was so late to check this out as i just came back

    Congrats for hitting 50 readers i see more now lol and of course to the more to come . I fell in love with your blog the minute i stumble into it. But i guess you already know that as well lol

    then also haha i love the photo of your little angel look at his hair lol and also great shoes and ahhh the stocking is so pretty !

    i am also entering the giveaway lol the way of picking the winner is so cute

  11. Your outfit is cute!
    Those tights with the pink shoes... Perfection!
    That picture of your baby is adorable!

    What a nice giveaway. I like that leaf headband a lot!
    I am a follower via google and my e-mail is thehelmethead [at] yahoo [dot] com.

  12. You know how much I love headbands! That one is so fun and unusual! I know just what I would wear it with... :-)

    I follow you in Google!

    lousieharriet at gmail

  13. I super excited I came across your blog tonight! That headband is so stinking adorable! I am now a follower of you.



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