our family portrait, plus a giveaway! (closed)

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today we have an exciting giveaway for you from our sponsor, pop pop portraits! helena, from pop pop portraits is giving away a free custom watercolor portrait (of one or two people) to a lucky reader. makes for a darling gift with the holidays approaching! 
to enter to win, please visit pop pop portraits, then come back here and comment below to enter.  the winner will be drawn at random and announced next week.  ps- more gift certificates here if you aren’t the winner.

update! 10/20: congrats to our winner below: please email me your contact info,
rockstardiaries {at} gmail.com 
  1. Ana

    I love the Breakfast at Tiffany's Tribute

  2. So adorable! I love the water colors!

  3. Oh my gosh, very adorable. I was just talking to my boyfriend today about how I have a fantasy that we buy our first home together and hang a caricature of us in our (mustard coloured) hallway (above the vintage, dark wood, cabinet…I've thought about this A LOT).

  4. Annie A

    How cool is that! I am loving the personal portraits and I would LOVE to win one.

  5. Holly

    Would love to win so I could have a portrait of my sweet little family! :)

  6. Major! beautiful portraits!

  7. MrsJones

    I really hope my name 'pops' into the winners circle. :) what? who doesn't love a corny joke! LOL!

  8. Ella

    those portraits are adorable!!!

  9. My 5 year anniversary is coming up and i would love to win a portrait of my boyfriend and myself. They are beautifully done!

  10. These are so amazing! I'd love to have one of these for all my friends, but I can't help but say I really would love a portrait of my handsome beau and I! He has the whole shebang – red hair + beard + glasses .. makes for a lovely little portrait :) !!

  11. I love it! Your family's portrait is adorable. My fiance and I are in the process of buying our first home and I would to decorate our walls with this. Finger's are a'crossing!

  12. Stella

    awesome giveaway!! the watercolor portrait is such a cool idea! :)

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  14. How cool!
    Love the work.

  15. What a cute giveaway, thanks for the chance!

  16. just got hitched this past weekend & was not able to fly our dogs out for the wedding, so it would be nice to have a family portrait :)

  17. Aww those are cute I would love one for my baby's Calvin and jobs room :)

  18. so cute!

  19. Very cute give away. This would make such a lovely gift for my boyfriend. A drawing of him with our 5 weeks old baby girl :)

    By the way … I am a new reader and your blog – and your darling family – gave me such a warm feeling. I will be very happy to read more of your stories in the future.

    xo

    Sarah

  20. I would love this! Beautiful work :)

  21. Lesa

    These are so awesome! Thank for sharing her with us.

  22. I would love to have one of me and my husband! They are so fun!

  23. I would love to have one of me and my husband! They are so fun!

  24. These are too sweet!

  25. Cris

    LOVE these. So beautiful! :)

  26. Amelia P

    I would love to have one of my roommate and me for our dorm!

  27. love her style. happiness is a warm puppy is my fav!

  28. Martina

    Poptastic!

  29. So cute!! Would love to give one to my parents!!

  30. love her work!!! the bday frenchie and the bun girl are my fave!!! love this and hope i win!

  31. I have been a fan of Helena and her work ever since I first met her on a dancefloor back in 1997. It's lovely to watch a friend and an artist, bloom and grow as she has. Beautiful work by a most beautiful girl!

  32. I have been a fan of Helena and her work ever since I first met her on a dancefloor back in 1997. It's lovely to watch a friend and an artist, bloom and grow as she has. Beautiful work by a most beautiful girl!

  33. Kristin

    Love them!!! Would make my day :)

  34. Kristin

    Love them!!! Would make my day :)

  35. Valerie

    What beautiful portraits!

  36. Renee Yu

    These are stunning! What a great giveaway, would love a chance to win :)

  37. These are adorable and so unique! I would love one of my fiancé and me.

  38. These are adorable and so unique! I would love one of my fiancé and me.

  39. Wow, thanks for sharing her site! She's so very talented. Love these!

  40. A chance to win an exclusive Pop Pop Portrait? Definitely!

    I'd love a portrait of me and my best friend to commemorate the start of our 8th year of best-friendship (our "anniversary" is every Halloween, really!). Sadly, we won't be able to spend time together because I recently moved away for college. Lovelovelove Helena's work. <3

  41. I'd LOVE to win this! Pick me. …And I don't have a boyfriend so this would be a pretty cool holiday gift idea for a broke girl like me!

  42. kayla

    I've been dying to get one of these lovely paintings of my husband and I!! Thanks so much!

  43. Len

    This is so cute! Would love to have a portrait of my, love and pregnant me. Would be such a nice gift him!

  44. Lauren

    I love this! So adorable! xo

  45. Sara D.

    Ah Awesome! I would love one of these so much! Really special :)

    Sara

  46. Unknown

    so cute!

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  48. Ooo I love watercolors, these are adorable! A perfect Christmas gift for the boyfriend :)

  49. lovelab

    these are so cute!!! would love to surprise a friend with one.

  50. kaela

    I just bought my first house and would LOVE LOVE LOVE this for the end of my hallway. It's just me and my dog, Biggles, but I'm never lonely because home is where my dog is. I would be so excited to have a little portrait of my little family of 2. :) xo

  51. is it too late to enter? i'd love a portrait of my bf and our dog!

  52. Libby

    that is very cute! would make a cute gift for my husband! we just got married in August!

  53. Wow, these are lovely!

  54. Mara

    aw so cute! I love her work and would be honored to win :)

  55. Carey

    super duper cute!

  56. Elvina

    love it!

  57. megg-o

    how cute! this would make a great christmas gift!

  58. lina

    don't know if it's too late to enter, but i love these!

  59. Cristi

    So much talent! These are so adorable. Love love love them!

  60. Lumi

    These are sooooo cute!! Would love to put one of these up in the little nest I share with my boy!

    [email protected]

  61. mayi

    Love IT!
    Your portrait si so cute!