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October 18, 2010

Giveaway! The XX

This is a momentous day, you guys. My first giveaway. And it’s a pretty good one, if you ask me. Remember I posted about my newfound love for the XX a while back?

Well the nice peeps at XL Recordings offered to let me give an XX album to 6 of my readers. WHOA!!! Very exciting. Some of you probably already have it, but if you don’t, I swear swear swear it’s excellent and you will love it to pieces. It’s a perfect soundtrack for all sorts of social and non-social engagements… like cocktail parties, driving, working, making out, and the like.

So! In honor of launching my new blog (what timing!), let’s give some sh*t away!

Leave a comment by Thursday eve and I’ll randomly pick 6 winners and announce them on Friday. And if you don’t happen to win, you can always buy it in Amazon.

**Comments/Giveaway closed! I’ll announce the winners tmo morn. Thanks for entering everyone!

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  1. Lauren said on October 18, 2010

    So exciting!

  2. Amanda said on October 18, 2010

    Awesome! I’ve heard a few songs but yet to listen to the whole album!

  3. What Possessed Me said on October 18, 2010

    I definitely need a new soundtrack for my life…I seem to be stuck on 80s hair bands.

  4. Debbie @ Bridalhood said on October 18, 2010

    I love all music and would love to win one of these albums!

  5. Ros said on October 18, 2010

    Hi there, I was wondering when you were going to change “mom-to-be, whoa” to NEW mom !! I tracked your pregnancy at the same time as mine, my little one Hazel was born in March, and I really appreciated hearing your birth storyl
    Well done on the new site, it looks great x

  6. Michelle said on October 18, 2010

    Ooh! Sounds fun! :) I’d really like to win one.

  7. pamela erwin said on October 18, 2010

    love the nuevo blog… love the new thumbnail picture. v pretty dear x

  8. cianne said on October 18, 2010

    LOVE the new blog.

    never heard the band but LOVE discovering new music!

    xo

  9. Laura said on October 18, 2010

    I was reading this post and a coworker behind me said: hey! I know that CD…it’s awesome… So… I want it! ;) Laura

  10. barbie hull said on October 18, 2010

    Congrats on the new blog!! A giveaway is the PERFECT way to start it off!

  11. Kelsey said on October 18, 2010

    Thanks for the give away! And thanks for recommending music…I am so out of the loop.

  12. Michelle said on October 18, 2010

    Wow, what a great first give away. Love the new blog!

  13. Jessica said on October 18, 2010

    Love the blog and everything you write about! Hope I get that XX cd!

  14. Cassi said on October 18, 2010

    Cool! I just hopped over to their site and listened to their song ISLANDS on the homepage. It’s great! I’d love to win an album. :) Thanks!

  15. Lynn said on October 18, 2010

    The new blog looks so great. What’s the typeface you’ve used for “hi” and “home”? It’s so cute!

  16. Shannon Mac said on October 18, 2010

    How lovely the new blog is :) And a lovely album to boot!

  17. tina st. john said on October 18, 2010

    I LOVE your new spot! Your kid is the cutest! also, i need some music to makeout by……since i finally found someone worthy of making out with…..

  18. holly said on October 18, 2010

    yay, i need new music

  19. Natalie said on October 18, 2010

    I don’t own this album yet but I love exploring new music so I would love to win it! And your new blog is fabulous by the way :)

  20. Mary said on October 18, 2010

    Yay! Congrats on the launch of your new site! I’ve been following you for sometime now :)

  21. jessica said on October 18, 2010

    OOOOH i LURVE the xx! and your blog :)

  22. Mica said on October 18, 2010

    Love the new blog! And I’m dying to hear this XX soundtrack you’ve been raving about.

  23. ANV said on October 18, 2010

    Congrats on the new blog!

  24. Livi said on October 18, 2010

    I love the xx and would love their album!

    islands is my favorite song.

  25. you are super pretty said on October 18, 2010

    i love the new site, kristina!! hope you and your sweet family are doing great! xoxo.

  26. sunny said on October 18, 2010

    Wow..thanks for having a giveaway! Beautiful new blog!!!

  27. agirl said on October 18, 2010

    Darnit. I already bought this after you recommended it. It’s one of the few albums that my husband and I love equally.

    (So don’t include me on the giveaway. But I thought your pals at XL might like to know. :) )

  28. Camille K said on October 18, 2010

    I love the new blog and am especially smitten on your son entries and baby items! I loved how you said that someone had recognized him! That makes me smile! I just found out that I am pregnant and I am so excited to share our adventure with our families via our blog! Again, love reading you blog!

  29. Jean said on October 18, 2010

    Always on the lookout for new tunes. I’ve heard great things about XX but haven’t checked them out yet! Fingers crossed.

  30. Alexandra said on October 18, 2010

    WOOHOOO. congrats!! let’s give some sh*t away!!!

  31. Katie said on October 18, 2010

    Awesome giveaway! and I love all of your recipe posts, as well as all the wonderful things at 100 Layer Cake! Keep it up.

  32. Elizabeth Dolan said on October 18, 2010

    I love your new blog. Loved the old one too. And Dashiell IS actually one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen. He oughtta be in pictures!

  33. Becca said on October 18, 2010

    Would love to give the CD a listen …

  34. Steph said on October 18, 2010

    Yay! The new blog looks great….

  35. David said on October 18, 2010

    Really enjoy the blog. I’ve downloaded a couple of XX songs, but would love the CD for driving!

  36. Jessica said on October 18, 2010

    New tunes are always good! Love your site!

  37. Rachel (heart of light) said on October 18, 2010

    Cocktail party music is always in high demand in our apartment! I’ll be checking this out.

  38. sarah said on October 18, 2010

    yes please!

  39. Jessica said on October 18, 2010

    i am in desparate need of some new tunes, so this would be more than welcome in my collection!

  40. Beth said on October 18, 2010

    love your new blog, Kristina!

  41. Whitney said on October 18, 2010

    Congrats and thanks for your first giveaway! I’ve been reading for a while now and I just love your style and the things that you turn me on to that I wouldn’t otherwise find on my own. Thanks so much!

  42. Melissa said on October 18, 2010

    After reading your comment about XX, I listened to and watched the video. Great suggestion, I loved it!

  43. benson said on October 18, 2010

    we SO need some new music around here and this sounds fantastic–thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the new blog!

  44. Leslie said on October 18, 2010

    Whenever I’m in a bad mood or am down as the stack of English essays I need to give feedback on grows, my husband streams the XX for me. Inevitably, we’ll wind up dancing around on the smooth kitchen floor.
    It is such a great album! I’d love to own a slice of their intimate, moody music! Thanks for offering this to your readers and for sharing the beautiful things you find and create (including your son).

  45. heather said on October 18, 2010

    there is plenty of room on my ipod for this! ;)

  46. Vee said on October 18, 2010

    I totally just discovered this band upon a recommendation of a dear friend the other day, and I am HOOKED! I’d love to win this.

  47. Anna said on October 18, 2010

    Oooo!! My hubs and I just moved into a new place and will be having a “new-digs party” soon. Would love to have this playing in the background! Happy first giveaway Kristina!

  48. Elizabeth said on October 18, 2010

    This could be just the thing to get our pumpkin carving party off on the right foot next week!

    Love the new site and have to get used to typing the new address into my browser… :)

  49. Katie said on October 18, 2010

    This is so cool!!! I would love to listen to this! :D

  50. Rachel said on October 18, 2010

    good giveaway, I would love to have a new CD to listen to on my drive to work every morning.

    and the new blog is lovely.

  51. kerry said on October 18, 2010

    i just discovered your blog! i’m clueless about xx

  52. meagan said on October 18, 2010

    just discovered the blog also, absolutely love it! bordering on obsession, although perhaps i should have kept that a secret? would love to add xx to my library.

  53. Julie said on October 18, 2010

    Love it! Just listened to a song on their website, fantastic stuff!

  54. Becky said on October 18, 2010

    I could use some new tunes. I worked to Bob Marley all summer and I’m stuck in a rut!

  55. annika said on October 18, 2010

    Love love love the xx– road trips, nap time, evening cocktail hour ambiance music and on and on… Just stumbled across your blog as well from A Desert Fete. So inspiring! xoxo

  56. Caroline C said on October 18, 2010

    I’ve been listening to this album for days straight. seriously. it’s that good. I would love to win!! and what a monumental first giveaway! The new website is wonderful.

  57. Ashleigh said on October 18, 2010

    I’ve been in a music rut lately, so something fresh and different would be so appreciated! Fun giveaway!

  58. Meghan said on October 18, 2010

    Mememememe

  59. Jeremy W. said on October 18, 2010

    Count me in! =D

  60. Whitney Brechwald said on October 18, 2010

    I am a graduate student planning a wedding, so my budget for new music has shrunk to almost nothing. This music would brighten my day, and make the wedding planning/projecting process so much easier!

  61. Stefanie Donadic said on October 18, 2010

    sounds awesome and i love the packaging. just got my offer accepted for a new place, would love a soundtrack for the housewarming!! :)

    also, happy housewarming on YOUR new place. the blog looks great.

  62. katelyn said on October 18, 2010

    sounds awesome!

  63. janine said on October 18, 2010

    loved when you posted their video. I had to watch it three times to really begin to see all the changes! Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Lynn Y said on October 18, 2010

    I’d love to hear this! Love yor blog!

  65. Gaby said on October 18, 2010

    Ooh, I’d love to win!

  66. Jessie F said on October 18, 2010

    ohhh fun!

  67. Rachel said on October 18, 2010

    I have heard great things about the cd, I would love to win it!

  68. Marty J. said on October 18, 2010

    I am soooo in the mood for new music. My ipod is sooo six months or more ago. I’ve been so busy with work that I haven’t been able to get any new music. It would be oh so nice if music would just appear in my lap! : O )

  69. Emily said on October 18, 2010

    Awesome! I just thought you should know that I am not planning to have children in the near future (it’s in the 5-10 year plan), but I bookmark all your posts on baby food and cloth diapering, etc b/c I just KNOW they will come in handy some day. :)

  70. michella said on October 18, 2010

    love your new blog! and love this album.

  71. Julie said on October 18, 2010

    Thanks for letting us in on all of the sweet happenings in your life. . .more fun than Sex in the City repeats!

  72. Melissa said on October 18, 2010

    Say no more…I’m ready to be hooked! Bring on the XX-factor ~

  73. kellie said on October 18, 2010

    oh yes please!!!

  74. Ally said on October 19, 2010

    Love the new blog – and always love giveaways :)

  75. Gabriela said on October 19, 2010

    I listened to it because you recommended it and it’s awesome!! I haven’t been able to find it though :( i live in a land far far away and they haven’t been in stores yet. Wouldn’t it be great if i win it, though!! :)

  76. margot said on October 19, 2010

    pick me!

  77. Ashley said on October 19, 2010

    Thanks for all the inspiration! And now a giveaway! whohoo

  78. Kristin said on October 19, 2010

    Oooooooh yes! New blog! Music giveaway! Sweet!!!

  79. Firelli Ortiz said on October 19, 2010

    Hi Kristina!, thank you for all your interestings stories. I’m amazed by your passion, and personally enjoy and learn a lot through your journey as a mom. In my case I became a little depressed and found it really hard at the beginning. ¡Congratulations!, I believe you keep a good balance with your mommy duties, work and posts, you’re an inspiration in time management.

    Hope to have some luck with this giveaway. I was looking for an excuse to comment in your lovely blog anyway.

  80. Grace said on October 19, 2010

    Some new music would be lovely…thanks for the opportunity to win! Your enthusiasm about this has me convinced it’ll be spectacular!

  81. cevd said on October 19, 2010

    i’ve the cd already so i’m not technically entering, however i just thought i would say i’m mad about your new blog. so. pretty.

  82. katie said on October 19, 2010

    love giveaways, and congrats on the new blog!

  83. Jess said on October 19, 2010

    Love your new blog and 100 layer cake. Both are such a refreshing part of my day. Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. Missa said on October 19, 2010

    A new cd just in time for Halloween would be a fantastic treat! Thanks for the sweet, inspiring blog.

  85. Amy said on October 19, 2010

    awesome!
    great giveaway and LOVE your blog!

  86. Sarah said on October 19, 2010

    always like some new music!

  87. stephanie ~ paisley petunia said on October 19, 2010

    dance party!

  88. Jessica said on October 19, 2010

    I have fallen in love with this band over and over again. ps. your new blog is delightful.

  89. Brooke said on October 19, 2010

    yes please!

  90. Michelle Hurt said on October 19, 2010

    I love give aways, never hurts to try and win!

  91. fresh365 said on October 19, 2010

    I would love to try out a new album!

  92. Misty said on October 19, 2010

    Congrats on the new site! And yay for giveaways :)

  93. Brandy King said on October 19, 2010

    What is it about that music that makes life as a new mom seem so peaceful and groovy??? I love it!

    I love checking in on your blog, OFTEN! Thanks for all the inspiration, thanks for sharing your life with us.

    Sophie 4months & Brandy 435 months : )

  94. Stephanie said on October 19, 2010

    Sounds intriguing! I’d love to check it out. Congratulations on the new blog. It’s looking good!

  95. Alexis said on October 19, 2010

    love these! and adore your new blog! beautiful!!! oxoxo

  96. Jessica B. said on October 19, 2010

    Yes, please!

  97. sara said on October 19, 2010

    a soundtrack for making out? have to listen to this!

  98. francie said on October 19, 2010

    love your blog! the “new” setup is absolutely gorgeous! also a big fan and loyal reader of 100 layer cake.

  99. sarah b. said on October 19, 2010

    ooh i’d love this.

  100. Meghan C said on October 19, 2010

    How nice! Love the new site btw, it looks fantastic!

  101. Jenn said on October 19, 2010

    Just checked out the band on iTunes – great stuff! Love your blog! :)

  102. katie said on October 20, 2010

    i love their song ‘islands’ and would love to explore the rest of the album!

  103. Rachel said on October 20, 2010

    What a great giveaway! I love your new site also!
    Been reading for awhile now but never had the courage to comment. Now I shall start!

  104. katie said on October 20, 2010

    Awesome giveaway! XL Recordings have some of my favorite bands on their roster.

  105. Biz Gott said on October 20, 2010

    love the XX! You got me hooked. Right after I read your post, I realized this Tennessee girl missed them at Bonnaroo… boo. I think I need their album to make up for that foul :)

  106. Ali said on October 20, 2010

    Always game for trying out new music!

  107. Bethany said on October 20, 2010

    Yay! Count me in!

  108. Morgan said on October 20, 2010

    What fun – thanks for the chance to win!

  109. melanie said on October 20, 2010

    i love winning things!
    i mean, i assume that i love winning things, because i can’t remember the last time i won something. thanks a whole lot for having a giveaway!

  110. Jennifer said on October 20, 2010

    Sure, I’m always game for new music!

    Thanks!

  111. Sara E. Cotner said on October 20, 2010

    Enter me, pretty please! Your review of its uses was very compelling.

    Crossing my fingers!

  112. Sara said on October 21, 2010

    Exciting! I have two of their songs (Basic Space & Crystalised), so getting an entire album would be awesome!

  113. Elle said on October 21, 2010

    Am I too late?! I love this band!!!! They are so awesome. Islands and Crystallised is on replay constantly.

  114. eliza said on October 21, 2010

    Would love some new music, never heard the album, but heard from you (and others) that it is goooood.