win-a-photo-session Today is all about celebrating the amazing relationships in your life. Cuz at the end of the day, that's what reeeaally matters. Your friends, significant others, babies, fur babies - that's the good stuff.

To help you celebrate LIKE A BOSS, my fave photographer Kate Donaldson is giving away a FREE portrait session or up to 8 hours of wedding photography! What the what. That's a major prize.

Tell her your best / favorite relationship story for a chance to win. Head on over to Kate's blog for more deets & to enter! Contest closes at midnight on March 2nd.

Good luck, friends!

P.S. I totally want to enter to win a portrait sesh for me and Meowmers... I mean, Kevs is looking good in these photos, but I think it's Meowmers' time to shine. What do you think?

Photos by Kate Donaldson (taken during our magical trip to the best coast).


win-blowfish-shoes Okay, I know I've been out of school for a few years, but I can still participate in the back-to-school shopping fun, right? After all, getting some new shoes and outfits was the best part of August... it was the only thing that helped soothe the end-of-summer blues.

So let's declare it right now. Going back to school or not, we deserve new shoes :)

Well guess what? The folks at Blowfish Shoes are offering one of you awesome readers a freeee pair of shoes! Yep. Guys, I have a major shoe crush on Blowfish, you're so lucky. I've seriously been living in these gladiators all summer.

blowfish sandals

How to win...

01 head on over to Blowfish Shoes and peruse their new fall collection.

02 leave a comment below telling me which pair you want to win!

*For extra entries, follow Blowfish Shoes on pinterest, instagram, and like them on facebook. Let me know you've done so in the comments and I'll count ya twice, thrice, or... er a fourth time.

One winner will be chosen on Wednesday, August 28th at 5pm MST. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

This contest is now closed. Congrats to our winner!!

This post is sponsored by Blowfish Shoes. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the amazing sponsors who allow me to do what I do!

Images by artsocial.


© Kate Donaldson Photography

Tipping her hat to this day of all things lurve, the ever fantabulous Kate of Kate Donaldson Photo is giving away an In Love photo session.

Did I mention she's only available in D-town for a limited time? That's right, folks - this might be your last chance to take advantage of these particular photo ops unless you plan to follow her to to the Pacific Northwest.

We're looking for any sort of couple - truly, madly, deeply in love is the only requirement. Champagne is optional... Kevs and I sure recommend that option.

Here's how to enter:

01. Like artsocial and Kate Donaldson Photo on ye olden Facebook.

02. Leave a comment on this post telling us where you want the session. And why. The more unique, the better! However, it must be reasonable a.k.a. we can actually go to there :) As much as a waterfall in Kauai sounds pretty delightful right about now... and it must be in the Denver area, so the moon is also out. Something like the Botanical Gardens, Sweet Action, a bar you met in, etc. We're looking for an amazeballs love story! Stat!

The commenter with the most interesting location/most compelling romance wins... somehow I suspect the two are intertwined.

The winner will be chosen on February 22nd.

Well, what are you waiting for?


Photos © Kate Donaldson Photography.


essanel I hear the key to happiness is to LOVE what you do. If you can find the good in each activity, you'll be a zen master. So simple, right? Mm-yeah... remembering these wise words throughout the day can be tricky. I need reminders. Like, constantly.

I have quotes scribbled in my notebooks, inspiration pinned on pinterest, and books with a bajillion dog-eared pages... but how often to I refer to this stuff? Not very often. I need to keep my goals right there in front of me. Typography prints to the rescue. Art would be my hero, huh guys?

Essanel has some of my favorite typography prints. Simple, modern, and infused with awesomery that I want to remember on the reg... to love, to travel, to kick ass! I'm putting this love print front and center on my office wall... and you could too! Essanel is giving one lucky artsosh reader their very own love print in silver.


Win some lurrve...

01. visit Essanel and then leave a comment telling me which print is your favorite. The winner will be randomly chosen February 13th at 5pm MST. Contest open to U.S. residents only, sorry international friends!



Top image by Essanel, bottom images by artsocial.


Happy Monday to you! Today we're doing things a bit differently on the IN LOVE series. We're giving away one of the very things I'm in love with. More about that in a sec... Besotted Brand makes rubber stamps and parcel supplies that give you that edge. You know, the edge? That little something extra to make your stationery, biz cards, or packages even more unique. After looking through their shop, my head was spinning with ideas for artsocial involving heart stamps, cotton muslin bags, and gold-accented stationery...


The more I learn about branding, the more I realize how important it is to put your authentic mark on your business. It's all about doing your best work and doing it your way - the way only YOU can. If you create a brand that's genuine and infused with a little love? Oh yeah. Success will be yours, girrrl. That said, I think I see some custom stamps in my future.

Okay, it's time...!


Want to make sure everything you do is infused with a little lurve? Well, Besotted Brand is giving away a Big Heart Stamp! To enter, all you gotta do is leave a comment on this post. Woot! A winner will be randomly chosen from the comments (using on Friday, January 18th at 5pm (Mountain time).


What would you use that Big Heart Stamp for? So many awesome possibilities...


Featured goodies: Big Heart stamp | XOXO stamp | Wood Handle stamp | Cotton Muslin bags | Striped Bow stamp | Heart of Gold stationery | Cheers stamp

Psst – this is a collaborative series with bedsidesign, check out what she’s IN LOVE with this week…! See our pins for the IN LOVE series on pinterest.


It's only September 12th and I've added a lot to my plate... I have some really exciting collabs coming together (psst one involves a fab guest blogger and the other involves Pinterest + YOU). So excited. But I want more. Like when you're so stuffed but still manage to find room for dessert...

What I'm already learning from my collabs are keep it simple and, if you can, make it interactive - it's the most fulfilling that way. Sharing the love with other bloggers and my readers is really the best part. Like the Be Happy linkup? I LOVE reading your posts (linkup tomorrow, ya hear!) I'm endlessly inspired by you guys. And I've gotta say, the pay it forward giveaway was one of my favorite posts ever. I loved seeing the giveaway spread to other awesome blogs.

After that blog-giveaway-lovefest I started thinking about how uh-mazing it would be to continually give back by hosting a pay-it-forward giveaway on the reg, as a thank youuuu to all of you rad folks. But buying everyone gifts could get spendy - although I'd do it, I tell ya! So I'm takin' things up a notch by starting a giveaway collab... as we speak I'm scouting out shops to work with who would be interested in sponsoring the giveaway by providing the goods in exchange for a little (big) shout out on artsosh... the goods don't have to be big or expensive, just a little something to spread the love. If you know of any makers of super awesome shtuff (even if it's yourself, self-promotion is allowed, nay encouraged! Go for yours!)  who would be interested in paying it forward, then send 'em my way:

Pretty excited to see how this one comes together. It could take some time, but hey, Live with Intention, Blog with Intention... and I intend to give back.

Image found here.


So as you learned last Thursday, I'm starting a blog happiness project (woot!) and September is collaboration month. What better way to kick off collaboration month than with a pay-it-forward-style giveaway? I can't think of a better way... unless I could somehow throw everyone a collaboration month kick-off party with champagne and cupcakes. Hmm maybe I should throw a party at some point during my happiness project... with champagne and cupcakes.

This month is about saying YES, working with amazing people, and pushing myself to reach out. So I said YES to participating in this amazing giveaway I saw on Bedsidesign... here are the details:

The first three people to comment on this post will receive a gift, a little something from me to you - who knows, it might even be champagne and cupcakes :)

The fine print:

  • Within a year (I'll do it within a month, I'm on a mission here), I’ll create something unique to share with the first three people to comment on this post.
  • But, in order to receive your present you have to play along.  Spread the love on your own blog promising to send a little special something to the first three people who comment on your post.
  • You get 72 hours to re-post, or I’ll have to move on to the next person.

Ok. So those are the rules set forth by... I'm not sure who. I followed the links back until I got the dreaded "page not found" message. SO whoever is behind this, stay rad. This is an awesome idea.

Can't wait to send you some gifts, friends!!

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Limitless // Shabby Apple Giveaway

When I was younger, mid to late July marked the beginning of one very special event: back-to-school shopping. I both dreaded and looooved this time of the summer. I dreaded it for obvious reasons - summer's ending??! And I looooved it because me and my sister rarely got to go on shopping sprees. Sure we'd get new things here and there, but spreeees? Nuh-uh. That only happened once a year.

Unfortunately, there were rules involved with these shopping sprees... I wasn't allowed to wear my new clothes until school started. Well that's just cruel. I remember staring so longingly at my new hooded short-sleeve shirt with giant flower print paired with white jean shorts (hey it was the '90s). Boy was I a hip, hip 4th grader.

Well no more teachers, no more books... now I call the shots! I'll spree whenever I feel like it and wear those new duds the next day, ya hear! Oh the joy of being an adult. Let's do some shopping, k? No limitations...

Shabby Apple is giving away a $50 gift card to one of you fab artsocial readers!! Fifty dollars for anything you want... my 4th grade self (and adult self) would be in heaven. Plus everyone gets 10% off any Shabby Apple item by using the code artsocial10off. You lucky ducks.

Here's how to win:

Like Shabby Apple on Facebook

Like artsocial on Facebook

Peruse Shabby Apple's website and leave a comment below telling me which Shabby Apple item is your favorite. These are definitely my favsies... or maybe this.

A winner will be chosen at random from the list of lovely commenters on Friday, July 20th at 5pm (mountain standard time). Good luck and happy shopping to youuu.


The fine print: Must "like" both Shabby Apple and artsocial on Facebook to be eligible to win. This contest is open to US residents only. Sorry international friends!

(images: 1 and 2 from Shabby Apple's Academia look book; 3 from the Roamin' Holiday look book; 4 and 5 from The Block look book; 6 from the Lighthouse look book.)


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YSL at the DAM Giveaway!

So I'm really excited about this giveaway, friends! I'm sure you've heard - Yves Saint Laurent at the Denver Art Museum. Yeah I don't know how we did it, but it's here. Right in our own little art museum. Pretty awesome. You want to go, right? Obvi! ARTSOCIAL is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the exhibition!!



  • Head over to the ARTSOCIAL Facebook page. Like us to enter. Easy as pie. And if you already like us, you're already entered to win!
  • For an extra chance to win leave a comment below telling us why you love YSL - OR - tweet this little phrase: Hooray for the @artsocialonline YSL at the DAM Giveaway!

Two winners will be randomly selected from our Facebook fans on March 30th...

Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective is a sweeping retrospective of the designer’s 40 years of creativity. Learn more here.

*The fine print: Tickets are valid April 9th - June 23rd only. It's cool, you'll miss the crowds this way.

Image found here.

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winners!!