don’t you love this adorable little coin purse? well we want to give it away! all you have to do is tell us what your favorite blog post was from the past year! leave your favorite post in the comments section by the end of the day tomorrow, and we’ll pick one at random…just make sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win!


  1. My favorite blog post was “Monday Quote” This quote, “keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
    – walt whitman is AMAZING and has become one of my favorites.

    I even have a quote journal (like off a walk to remember!)

  2. my favorites are all the times you post the random images that inspire you, like all the winter images just recently, i compiled them into a collage and it’s now my desktop image! i love those photos that just feel good and are found random places! :)

  3. I love the posts where you show what’s happening at FP headquarters, personal photos, etc. It’s great to see behind the scenes!

  4. My favorite Memoralble blog post of 2009″

    was the different ways to make christmas trees, like the ladders, photos etc thought that was soooo AWESOME!

  5. My favorite post was “a fairytale wedding”. I have never seen such a beautiful wedding in all my life!

  6. I loved the “a little bit of London” from July. first of all, i love london, so that made me so happy… and i loved seeing all the stylish girls- and getting fashion ideas for myself. also, elephants- love!

  7. november 13th, 2009…it was the first blog post i read about edward sharpe & the magnetic zeroes. since then a love affair has commenced!

  8. My favorite post was about ‘alternative christmas trees.’ I absolutely loved how creative these DIY ideas were! It actually inspired me to accent one of my bedroom walls with real tree branches to give it a cozy, wintry feel!

  9. My favorite is…..light breakfast
    June 27th, 2009 / Posted by fpgirl / Permalink……My birthday’s in June……and that made me smile XD

  10. My favorite was the blog on the antique watches! Such a great idea and led me to find some really cool old watches!! Keep the blogs coming in 2010, WE LOVE FP!

  11. The “Free People Style Event” post on August 18th, 2008 was my favorite ever because it featured a picture of my sister & I dressed in… [youguessedit] FREE PEOPLE! :D

  12. my favorite post was the beautiful, unique maps that you posted. it’s such a beautiful fresh addition to something so interesting already!

  13. I loved the photos of synchronized swimmers underwater. The video on that artist’s website was INCREDIBLE!

  14. My favorite post was “love heals” Adriana’s story and the jewelry she makes was just so cool. It was an idea and a way of approaching jewelry that I had never though of before.

  15. My favorite post of all time was ” a fairytale Wedding”- It was soo amazing and beautiful! thanks free people! :)

  16. I liked all of the blog posts with polls of which new skirt, shirt, necklace, etc everyone liked the most – it was cool to see which ones people picked. I also really like the one from October of the Mud Stencil drawings, they were interesting and really fun to look at (I never even knew they existed until the blogpost!).

  17. Fave post – snowglobes. I teach creative writing classes for kids and got all my students making them, then writing about the beautiful fantasy worlds they created within ;)

  18. I love the DIY posts! The Christmas tree one was amazing! I would always want a real tree but I thought the ideas were so creative to do in all different areas of a house or if I could not get a tree for some reason. I really liked the DIY lace bunny ears too from a while back. They were so popular this year and so many different replicas came out but this one looked so much better than the ones I have seen and it was beautiful and cheap! Always the best DIY!

  19. I really liked voting on which clothing item/accessory I liked best! It was always so hard to choose!! :)

  20. My favorite blog post was from October 31,2009. I love how someone could take mud and make beautiful and enviromentally safe artwork!

  21. “A Fairytale Wedding” on Dec 4th was my favorite post this year. LOVE Monique Lhuillier! The blushing bride was beautiful.

  22. LOVING THE ELEPHANT purse. Adorable…and, elephants represent good fortune and luck :) hopefully the elephants in this world will bring a very positive 2010!!!

    My favorite post was definitely the first episode of Home Sweet Home. It’s sweet, just like it’s title. It’s a delight to take a peek into the world of those that help create the lifestyle of Free People. Such a fun tour! These tours remind us that Free People isn’t only about fashion, it is about what we surround ourselves with in our life and at…HOME! Happiness, independence, creativity. By the way, when are more of these episode coming?

    Thanks so much for all of your amazing blogs…you’re seriously rocking it. Enjoy your new year…!

  23. my favorite was the very recent edgar allan poe quote about dreamers. absolutely beautiful, much like the coin purse :)

  24. I love this idea: Sitting down and making time to create something unique, even something so simple is a wonderful idea. It would be fun to look at the progression from the first to the last.

    And as a perk, they are cute! Decorate, give them to friends… So many possibilities!

  25. oh, and I totally forgot. In addition to Home Sweet Home, I LOVE LOVE the braiding episodes. I’ve braided my hair like some of the suggestions and have seriously received so many WHOAH comments…like, “whoah. did you really do your hair by yourself? seriously?” etc etc. i’m a braiding QUEEN now, and i tell everyone to check out your braiding videos.

    awesome braids beyond the normal simple ones.


  26. I LOVED the blog about making snow globes. I made three this year and they turned out beautifully! Thank you so much!

  27. My favorite post was the diy of the nature globes, but i think that all your diy projects are the best!

  28. I love the polls, but my favorite was the holiday graphics posted for printable Christmas cards and computer desktops. I used mine the whole season!

  29. I LOVE this coin purse! My favorite blog post was posted 2 days after my 19th birthday. It was December 8, 2009, on John Lennon. It had a quote in it saying “you may say i’m a dreamer, but i’m not the only one…”. There was also a beautiful picture of a man leaning against a huge tree. Its foilage forming a canopy around his body. It was just a calming post. I really enjoyed it.

  30. My favorite blog this past year was recently on December 14th, 2009 about the ice bear project. After reading about it on the blog I researched it more and read more about it online. They are sending such an important message in such a creative and powerful way.

  31. I’m obsessed with the insane pieces shown in June 25th’s post, ‘crystallographica’!!!

  32. By far my fave was the Oct. 18 post about Pumpkin Pancakes! I made them for a brunch with my friends and they were a HUGE hit! Additionally, I had never made pancakes with vinegar in them, and was impressed by the fluffiness of them. Great recipe!

  33. My favorite post was just the other day on December 29th, Tunesday.
    It had a mixpod playlist that i immediately put on my favorites. It’s a great mix of wonderful songs and artists. i listen to it all the time now.

  34. My favorite was from December 9th. You shared your top sellers and top rated items to inspire some gift ideas – of which I purchased one of the vests for a friend. She LOVED IT!! Thanks for the helpful tips around the holidays!!

    And I love the cute change purse too!! :)

  35. I love the nautilus house post. It looks like such a cool house, straight out of a dream. It’s refreshing to see people thinking outside the box, making their dreams reality :)

  36. I really enjoyed the posts from the guest blogger. Especially the third set of pictures, they were beautiful. I love the shot of the girl in a white dress with lace leggings. The image was gorgeous.

  37. what a cute change purse, i love elephants!! My favorite blog post was in november of 2009, it was entitled squint. It was all about this furniture store in england that makes “unique”, to put it lightly, furniture and other house accessories. I loved the post, as i am always trying to incorporate new and different things into my home. Since then i have bought two chairs from the company and they are always a big hit at my house gatherings. Thanks free people <3

  38. what a cute change purse, i love elephants!! My favorite blog post was in november of 2009, it was entitled squint. It was all about this furniture store in england that makes “unique”, to put it lightly, furniture and other house accessories. I loved the post, as i am always trying to incorporate new and different things into my home. Since then i have bought two chairs from the company and they are always a big hit at my house gatherings. Thanks free people <3

    sorry for the second post, i didn't mean to make it annonymous the first time =)

  39. I would have to say my favorite post was the “Inspiring ways to wrap a gift card”. I love that you

    1. are saving wrapping paper (go green!) and
    2. its a really cute way to present a gift to a friend or family member. I actually used the idea not only for a gift card but for little presents such as jewlery. Thanks again for the great idea!

  40. the post was called “pretty”, by Maco@Sky Walker from Flickr. the pictures are on my wall in my dorm at music school!

    love freepeople, they’re my inspiration :O)

  41. Free People you make the world a happy place! My favorite blog is from Dec 1st- the video from Tibet-It was so inspiring I thought about it for a week! Also the post from Nov 24th–the trip to India. What inspiries me about FP is incorporating different cultures in design, Im so in love with forkloric patterns, its what drew me to FP in the first place.I love fashion art and design, working for FP would be a total dream~* Keep up the dreamy work!

  42. I love the blog about the patterned houses. It’s so wonderful when folks can set their imagination to reality!

  43. I like so many of your posts!
    The one that stood out is post of Nov 14th: Tangents – Erika Somogyi. I’m mesmerized by the beautiful colors of these works and the dreamy, peaceful nature of them. The techniques used are very interesting and make me want to try them myself.

  44. My favorite post was from June 30th. It’s my mom’s birthday and her favorite color is blue. I printed the picture from the Curious Collection of the girl jumping with all the blue around her, and made my mom a card with it. I even cut out a picture of my mom’s face and glued it on the girls head. It’s totally fitting for her wild/crazy/fun personality, and she says it was the best card she’s ever received. It’s still on the fridge 7 months later.

    Thanks free people!

  45. my favorite post had to be the monday quote on december 21st. robert frost’s “and miles to go before i sleep” poem is one of my favorites and i also loved the picture paired with it. ever since i saw that picture, i’ve been experimenting taking photos through different types of glass.

  46. Love the little change purse. My favorite post are when you do office fashion. Love seeing how everyone dresses, and there style. Since i work in an all male office, its nice to see what other women are wearing to work on that day.

  47. That’s so cute! My favorite post was absolutely the fairytale wedding. The Monique Lhuillier wedding gown was breathtaking beyond words and so were the couple’s pictures. <3

  48. My favorite blog entry was from July 30 called “More Tim Walker.” I absolutely love his photography, a few of the pictures in that post seemed to have a fairytale theme, which inspired a fairytale photo shoot of my own! (maybe I’ll upload some of my pics to the facebook page…) Anyway, thanks Free People for the inspiration!

  49. My favorite creative post was June 30th 2009.. Curious Collection. I love when artists use everyday materials and invent a whole new was to view it. It definitely had a lot of impact on me! The French photographer Grégoire Alexandre did an amazing job as well. I’m actually a photographer as well and I can really appriciate this post.
    I also love this coin purse!! please pick meee!

  50. I have to say the Oren Lavie music video Her Morning Elegance, it is one of my favorite songs/music videos, everyone i show it to is inspired! I also love the coin purse, especially because i adore elephants!

  51. my fav is the post on dec 14th, the video to “we own the sky.” love all the make up posts as well. =)

  52. My fav blog post of the past year was every office style post! I love checking out the styles of the amazing people that work at the Free People headquarters! If I had to pick just one, I really loved the pics from the Roaring Twenties party you all had. Happy new year!

  53. My favorite post was on May 5, 2009: The DIY project on how to make an amazing pair of beaded tights!!! Loved it so much!

  54. September 2nd- the photo project where people connect and share photos that are so stinkin similar. I love the concept. How interesting! so many different people but then we are reminded that we are connected in certain ways- whether through inspiration (like each photo), or hopes, or wishes for the future!

  55. I had lots of favourite posts recently…so it is hard to narrow it down to just one! I loved the “recreating of December 2008 hair wraps” (which i just over a year old i know!), the video on applying heat fixture studs, and the pictures from India! Keep up the great posts :)
    I love your designs and blog!

  56. Dec. 29th Victoria Maxwell’s post is one of my most recent favorites where she made her own design using bits/pieces of Vintage F.P.!
    Happy New Year Free People!
    I enjoy all the updates and posts!

  57. The May 29th, 2009 blog featuring the artist, Alinka Echeverria, was by far my fav. I’m an aspiring photographer, and I love seeing new and refreshing perspectives. Thanks Free People!

    PS: I luv you guys!!

  58. 10/21/09 – it was a wednes-diy

    I had to go look it up since it’s been awhile, lol. But I ended up making myself a set of black lace bunny ears and wore them for about a month solid . . . only to then make myself a pair in white and wear them all December. ; )

  59. I loved the Edgar Allan Poe quote the other day about day dreaming.. I wish i could tell all my teachers that!

  60. A fairytale wedding was definitely my favorite. The dress was absolutely gorgeous! What an amazing designer & the photos taken were fantastic.

  61. First of all I am FP obsessed and I absolutely loveeee reading the blog everyday:)

    My favorite post was from OCT. 2009– the photo shoot with all the dogs from PAWS and I really enjoyed that catalog that came out along with it. I definitely still have it…
    I am all about rescuing animals and making sure they have a great home!

  62. cute!!! my favorite post was just recently – the first (and only so far?) house tour of one of the free people employees. beautiful home, beautiful woman, beautiful family! i loved it!

  63. My favorite blog post was about Dallas Shaw on December 20th. Her artwork is original and chic. It gives anybody who loves Free People inspiration to create. The girls in the paintings are my idols.

  64. I loved all the DIY blog posts, but especially the Tips & Tricks about embellishing tights. I want to try my hand at sequins or beads or sewing whatever I can onto a pair of tights. I love finding new ways to personalize my own clothes — it can add new life to anything!

  65. My Favorite post was definitely back in October when you had guest blogger Dana from Summer Teeth. I didn’t look at very many blogs at the time but with hers I was hooked. After looking at all her entries it led me to many other blogs and now I am really desperatly addicted! I never realized how many inspirational people there are out there. Now I have my Mothers old 79 Kenmore sewing machine and I am creating things left and right. So thanks to freepeople my life is full of color and creation!

  66. My favorite post was the book club. I love this idea,and Kerouac’s On the Road is a great read…the beat generation fascinates me.

  67. my favorite blog post was when you showed the cups made by boey!!! i an now i big fan of his cups and i am always looking at his journal or looking at new pictrues of his cups. they are so beautiful and are so detailed. well any way that is my favorite blog post off 2009!!!

  68. william eggleston post on december 12th! i loved the photography! I loved the vintage color of the photos. EVerything about this post was just simply beautiful. I am an aspiring photographer and william is an example of how good i would like to be in the future!

  69. To tell you the truth I don’t belive I could possible choose just one post from this entire past year. However I must say I ususaly enjoy the music ones the most. I must say you have excusite tast in tunes and if I read about a band or artist on this blog (assumeing I do not already listen to them often as I brush my hair which is very often the case) I immediately look into it and am nearly never dissapointed.

  70. I love this! My favorite posts of 2009 are any that include “behind the scenes” pictures of FP headquarters, including what everyone wears to work and the creative things you do around the building. I also love it when you show “how-to” videos. Everything FP does seems like so much fun! Like this blog.

  71. my favorite 2009 post was “note from a free people girl.” i loved reading her snail mail postcard. it was also so thoughtful of the free people team to post it <3

  72. i loved the home sweet home episode! its always inspiring to see beautiful homes. i hope you all are planning to make more!

  73. My favorites are the diy’s but one other post that I’m still obsessed with has to be when you posted the pictures of the wedding. The monique l’huier dress makes me melt every time I see it. That post made the inner hopeless romantic in me shine through :)

  74. Well i am finding it way to difficult to pick only one post as my 2009 favorite, but i can share some of my favorites quite easily. I absolutely love all of the diy posts because me and my friends always have a blast doing them on the weekends. I also loved the posts that show hair styles like the ones from your catalogs and well, i overall like no love most all of the post and i cant wait to see what Free People has in-store for the blog in 2010!

  75. my favorite post from the past year was the tangents – jennilee marigomen post from november 2009. i just loved all of the photographs shown and the interview as well! simply beautiful. thanks for the giveaway!

  76. I always like the Thursday Polls and looking to see what new items are out there and what the rest of the blog readers like. I guess the polls are considered a post but if not then I’ll go with a recent one from Dec 31st with the suitcase and all. The images placed together look awesome and love the cat on the suitcase. Well I hope I win because I love elephants and tomorrow (1/5) is my 29th birthday. Phew what a great year it has been and looking forward to reading more fabulous posts in 2010! Happy New Year to all the bloggers and the readers!

  77. Hello free people blogger person.
    I love this blog I Stalk it everyday whenever I go to my computer. I love all the posts so much that I reread them several times. I would have to say my favorite is the video of a models closet and she shows everyone her favorite pieces of clothing and jewelry. I watched it a million times I wish my closet was like that.
    Anyways I love photography and the writing. Great Job!

    PS I am soooo in love with this wallet. My friend bought one similar from free people last year and when I went to get one it was all sold out! I couldn’t believe it. Anyways I really hope i get this because i love elephants!!

  78. this coin purse is so adorable! please pick me!!!!!!! i love FP so much, the clothes, blog, and the whole thing is amazing!!!

  79. My favorite post this year?!

    WOW, how could i pick one?!?!?! i check the blog everyday!

    id have to say the most memorable was the bubble shots, you know the one with them popping?? I also loved all of the Erin Wasson shots! Shes my favourite!!

  80. My favorite post was home sweet home – episode 1, with the tour of your director. Her home is so beautiful and inspiring, and her family is lovely! It’s a great feature.

    I hope to win the coin purse!

  81. While I enjoy all of the posts, one that really caught my eye in 2009 was a quote posted in October: “Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  82. My favourite article was the one posted on November 30th because it was recommended by me! :) I sent in a link to an amazing online furniture store with all lovely patchwork upholstery, and FP put up a post about it! The company is called Squint, and it’s my dream furniture. Love you, FP! xoxo

  83. It’s so hard to chose only one blog post, as they are all so inspiring in some way. One of my favorites was the post “love heals” featuring the jewelry created by love heals. After reading the post, I went to their website and their story is so interesting! I love all their jewelry, especially the ones featured by Free People and its individual meaning/connection to social and environmental causes. SO GREAT!

  84. I can’t really pick one, seeing how my favorite would be the new ‘Book Club’ blog. I think its amazing how you found a way to interact with your bloggers through something like this. Not to mention, On The Road is one of the best book ever. So major kuddos to you FP!

  85. I love your office style. Its a fun way to inspire new fashion ideas. Your team always amazes me with there creativity and originality.

  86. I actually liked the maps, and the styrofoam drawings, but the elephant coin purse would be my favorite, since I love elephants, and would love this added to my collection, keep bringing us beautiful ideas.

  87. Hm… I’m not sure if I could pick just one favorite. I love all of the ones with pictures of artwork or interior decorations, they inspire me to work on my own projects or at the very least allow me to imagine all the things I could do!

  88. i love all your posts with pics from different photographers…especially the “samesies” from Sept 2nd – it really is a small world…different people seeing the world in similiar ways…<3 it!

  89. My favorite ’09 post was “Mysterious Letters”. I would love to get an anonymous letter like that, or even better, send some! I write down all my fave posts, though, so that I can always look back for inspiration.

  90. My favorite post from last year was probably “puppy love” from Oct 29, 2009 featuring the adorable dogs from P.A.W.S. Being an animal lover myself I loved that FP took a great cause and featured it on the blog and catalog!

  91. my absolute favorite post this past year was the “heat seal studs” post! i love the video with the two different methods of heat sealing. the mock up hoodie was pretty gnarly too!! :)

  92. my favorite post was from was last winter. I don’t remember the exact months, but it was the DIY hair post from the 2009 spring catalog. I had so much fun braiding pieces of fabric and sprigs of sea shells into my hair like the models! Thanks FreePeople!

  93. First of all, your blog inspires me everyday with your beautiful and inspirational photos,but last week you made me really happy when I saw your post on One Eskimo.I had never heard of them before and now I love them! Thanks to you freepeople for being an inspiration in my life!

  94. I love the post from February about the paper craft. I love seeing what lovely things can be created from old books, paper, etc.

  95. Oooh I know right away. My absolute favorite post was “an english rose” from back in June. I was mesmerized by those photos, especially the 1st one! It just took my mind to a whole new place. It was even my background for awhile

    This was only one of a ton of captivating posts on your blog this year that I fell in love with.

    PS. I remember when this precious felt wallet was on the site, it was called something like Oasis Elephants
    (ahhh total free people nerd!!)
    Well I missed my chance on this baby before, hopefully it won’t happen again…!


  96. definitely the post with the picture of snowflakes up close from christmas eve
    my sister showed it to me and it was breathtaking!

    I adore this blog!!

  97. My favorite posts (yes, posts) by far are the posts surrounding the book club and Jack Kerouac, who just so happens to be my new favorite author so Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful author as well as giving me inspiration every day!

  98. My favorite posts are the posts that show all of the cool Free People store displays from around the country. I love seeing all of the cool window & interior displays that the are created out of everyday things! So cool!!

  99. My favorite was the photos from the FB fans post. I especially loved the picture of the mum kissing her child. So cute! I love the honesty of the photos, each one was stunning.

  100. My favorite post of 2009 was the Wednes-diy post on alternatives to traditional Christmas trees. I’m getting my first apartment next year with my friend who’s allergic to pine and I was bummed that I’d have to decorate a fake tree. This post showed so many creative and inspirational alternatives that will work for both of us!

  101. Hello!

    I have been so intrigued by Willard Wigan, whom you featured in the blog “all the small things” on January 26th, 2009. His work has helped me appreciate “all the small things” in our world that we take for granted. His work is truly inspiring.

    (BTW… I just love the wallet! My younger sister loves elephants and I do so dearly hope to win this lil beauty for her.)

  102. My favorite post of this year would have to be every post that shows regular girls wearing Free People clothing in their own fabulous way! Especially the one I was in haha!That was an exciting day for me!

  103. My favorite post was a fairy tale wedding! I was inspired of what my wedding dress will look like, and how I would like my wedding to be!

  104. this is a wonderfully delightful little coin purse! i love this! my favorite blog post made by FP was a few weeks ago from a photographer that had beautiful photos of all of the creative ways to make your alternative christmas tree! they were such good ideas! my favorite was making a “tree” by nailing or hanging different branches in the outline of a tree on your wall and then hang vintage ornaments, pictures, and doilies off of the branches! so creative!

  105. All of the blogs are pretty creative. I esp. enjoyed the October one with the dogs and their costumes. i <3 animals! RUFF!

  106. The Zucchini Bread recipe was one of my favorite posts. I love zucchini bread and this is the best recipe by far that I have had… and it is the only recipe I will make from now on. Thanks!

  107. During the summer of 2009, I had to make up classes at school. Luckily my bestfriend, Alexa, was with me the whole time. She introduced me to the freepeople blog, and ever since then I’ve been hooked. Everyday we would log on to our computers and check the blog every hour in between working. I can’t say I have a favorite entry, because they have all been wondeful. From the music, photography and fashion you talk about, I always feel inspired. Thank you so much for everything you posted the last year, and the one to come.

  108. My favorite post was the one with the Jack Kerouac quote stating,

    “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…”

    So inspiring… :)

  109. I absoutly loved “A Fairytale Weding” from December 4th. The pictures were so perfect. Hopefully my weding will be as memorable. :)

  110. I liked the September 2nd, 2009 posting, i love how free people travels all over the world to find their inspiration!

  111. my favorite post is the October 26th Monday Quote by Jack Kerouac, because I had already read Dharma Bums and was about to start On the Road, even before the book club…so I was really into him…

  112. I love the DIY projects you find! I spent my winter break looking over most of them which helped me bring a whole new look to my room! Thank you! Also, I love the music playlists! I have discovered so many new artists from this blog! Thank you.

  113. i loved your thanksgiving leftovers post… i thought it was such a cute idea… and it was really good (:

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