Here's the lovely original photo:
1) Played with the exposure, levels and colors until it looked good
2) used the sharpening tool to sharpen the photo
3) play with the colors a bit more.
but even after I had done those three steps, I felt like it was still lacking something. So I decided to go against what I normally do and try a texture. On picnik you have limited choices for textures and this was the best one. Then I over-layed it so that it didn't drown out the picture.
The last thing I did was add the slight border of sepia.
I hope you like it as much as I do!