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Love a Local Business and enter to win an iPad2!!

24 Aug

My friend Susan is an amazing seamstress. She creates fabulous, modern items that she sells in her store – Freshly Picked. I found out that Intuit is having a Love a Local Business Campaign, and I’d love to help her expand her business to the next level with a $25,000 grant. Wouldn’t that be awesome??


I met Susan last year at my Holiday Cookie Exchange. She has the most darling little boy and we just hit it off. Her little boy left his stuffed bear at my house and I ended up mailing the bear back to them. I was so surprised and delighted when Susan sent me a handmade wallet as a thank you.
It was my first real introduction to her shop and I fell in love with her items!!


She makes the most amazing little children’s moccasins! What a heirloom to keep.


Plus amazing modern pillows, walletsand bags. They kind of have a nautical vibe.


And, Susan also has a blog – Freshly Pickedwhere she shares all sorts of awesome ideas and tutorials, like this Crafty Tool Belt. I love it!


As soon as I heard about Intuit’s Love a Local Business Campaign I knew I wanted to nominate Susan since she is local to me and her shop is so inspiring!!
I love the idea of supporting our local handmade businesses I think it’s so important.

Intuit is awarding over $1 Million in Intuit Small Business Grants!I love this!

Here’s how you can help:

Click here.

  1. Click on “I’m a Fan of a Local Business.”
  2. Type “Freshly Picked” in the search bar.
  3. Click on “Freshly Picked” in Provo, UT.
  4. VOTE!
That’s all you have to do – and Freshly Picked could win a $25,000 business grant!

And this is SO cool – if you leave a comment about what business YOU would like to start, you can win an iPad 2. 

{I’ve turned off my regular comments — to leave a comment and be entered to win an iPad2, respond in the Intuit box below}

Have you ever dreamed of starting YOUR own business? What dream business would you love to start? By replying you will be entered to win an iPad 2!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Intuit’s Love A Local Businesscompetition. The opinions and text are all mine. Contest runs August 10 to September 1, 2011. A random winner will be announced by September 6, 2011. Official Contest Rules 

So cool!!


PS — I am over at Amanda’s Serenity Now blog today in her very cool series — Blogging and Beyond  – sharing some of my Blogging tips and tricks. Come on over and say hi 🙂

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A bonus Giveaway to brighten up your day — from *Shey* [B]

22 Mar
Update — giveaway is closed. The winner was $113 Jenae. 

 
The weather here is dark and dreary, so I thought it might be fun to add a little brightness to the week with a pretty giveaway!! 

You know Shey B — she makes beautiful, camera straps: 
But did you know that Shey makes other beautiful things too?

And now — adorable PILLOWS! 
You know how much I love pillows — so fun!! 
Shey is giving one of YOU $30 to her shop!!! 

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • Head over to Shey’s Shop. What would you spend your $30 credit on? one entry.
  • “Like” SheyB on Facebook and leave her a message there. one entry. 
  • Did you know Shey has an awesome blog? Leave a message or follow along with her there. one entry each. 
  • Share this fun giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or your Blog. one entry each. 
PLUSShey is offering all Tatertots and Jello readers 20% off almost everything in her shop!! All you have to do is enter JELLO at checkout. Save some money when you buy your best friend an awesome birthday present or your mom a wonderful Mother’s Day present 🙂 note- pillows, pillow covers, the couture and the rainbow road excluded from discount.
 {giveaway ends March 28th}
I hope this giveaway has brightened up your day a little! 
xoxo

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A bonus Giveaway to brighten up your day — from *Shey* [B]

22 Mar
Update — giveaway is closed. The winner was $113 Jenae. 

 
The weather here is dark and dreary, so I thought it might be fun to add a little brightness to the week with a pretty giveaway!! 

You know Shey B — she makes beautiful, camera straps: 
But did you know that Shey makes other beautiful things too?

And now — adorable PILLOWS! 
You know how much I love pillows — so fun!! 
Shey is giving one of YOU $30 to her shop!!! 

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • Head over to Shey’s Shop. What would you spend your $30 credit on? one entry.
  • “Like” SheyB on Facebook and leave her a message there. one entry. 
  • Did you know Shey has an awesome blog? Leave a message or follow along with her there. one entry each. 
  • Share this fun giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or your Blog. one entry each. 
PLUSShey is offering all Tatertots and Jello readers 20% off almost everything in her shop!! All you have to do is enter JELLO at checkout. Save some money when you buy your best friend an awesome birthday present or your mom a wonderful Mother’s Day present 🙂 note- pillows, pillow covers, the couture and the rainbow road excluded from discount.
 {giveaway ends March 28th}
I hope this giveaway has brightened up your day a little! 
xoxo

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Giveaway Monday — Sweet Designs {Custom Typography Art}

14 Mar
Update — giveaway closed.

Winner is #596 Kelly 

{Happy Monday}

It’s time for another fun giveaway. 
This week’s giveaway is from a really cool shopSweet Designs Boutique.
 Sweet Designs specializes in wall art and custom wood signs. 
Like these: 
 {How cute would these signs be as a wedding gift or in a bedroom?}


Decorative Birth Announcement Date or Adoption Typography Keepsake Plate
 {Decorative Plates with Special Dates}

 And Candi from Sweet Designs also makes these awesome Family Rule Subway Style signs: 
And guess what??? 
Candi is giving away a  
Family Rules Subway Sign 
to one of you!!! 

Sign is made from 11-1/4″ x 24 x 3/4″ pine wood. Painted with Ivory
base coat and a colored topcoat. Lettering is painted Ivory (no vinyl).
Sign is hand sanded and antiqued for a distressed and vintage finish.
No two signs will ever be exactly the same due to the technique used in
making these signs. Characteristics in the wood are to be expected such
as knots and grain markings. Sign hangs from saw tooth hanger.

Here’s how YOU can win: 

  • Head over to Sweet Designs. What is The Name of your favorite item? one entry. 
  • Heart Sweet Designs on etsy. one entry. 
  • “Like” Sweet Designs on Facebook – where you can find out about their specials and new items. one entry. 
  •  Share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or your blog. one entry for each. 
{Leave me a separate comment for each thing you do. Giveaway ends March 21st}
PS — I finished my DIY Entertainment Unit Redo. I will share it tomorrow. AND, I have another Spring Sweater Refashion coming up this week 🙂

 xoxo

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Giveaway Monday — Little Wellies [pretty little lovely things]

28 Feb

 

Today I want to introduce you to the funkiest little shop that houses swanky dresses, twirl skirts, super soft blankies, and ruffly tush onesies. 
meet little wellies. 


Little Wellie’s shop started with her desire to create fun and whimsical wearable dresses that are also affordable. Her creations are inspired by her love for candy, toys and junk food, carnivals and boardwalks, lace and vintage. She sells pieces for infants to young adult, something unique for everyone with every style and budget!

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and guess what??  
we’re giving to one super sweet item to a lucky tatertots & jello reader, the reader will get to choose from either a super soft swanky blankie

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or a pretty awesome vintage skulls dress
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if you can’t wait until the giveaway is over, get 20% off now 
by using code GUMDROPS 🙂

get 1 entry for each of the following:
1. visit little wellies or her etsy shop, come back & tell us what you just can’t live without.
2. follow little wellies on facebook.
3. follow little wellies on twitter.

4. update your facebook status with links to this giveaway.

5. update your twitter with links to this post.

{giveaway ends —  March 7th}

Isn’t that the sweetest shop??? 
I love it!! 

Have a wonderful day!!

xoxo

Giveaway — Two Sodderbug Custom Charms {an $89 value}

23 Feb
Update — Giveaway Closed.

I am busy running around getting ready to go on Studio 5 tomorrow, 

but in the meantime, I have a really fun giveaway to share from my friend Janelle from Sodderbug
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Janelle makes fabulous custom soldered charms!! 


Sodderbug charms make perfect gifts for moms, friends, aunties and
especially grandmas!

All you have to do is send Janelle your photos,
childrens’ artwork, phrases, scripture, snippet of old letters, or other
scanned logos for your favorite team, alma mater, visuals representing
your favorite hobby, sorority and other sisterhood clubs. And she will make it into a treasured piece of jewelry!!

You could even put your blog artwork on a charm! 

 She also has a fantastic blog — Sew Blessed, where she makes all sorts of cute projects, like:
valentines day subway art

Janelle also makes custom soldered pendants. 
She can take a treasured picture and make it into an heirloom.  
So wonderful!  
She can put anything in the charms like:
  • pictures
  • blog buttons
  • monograms
  • scripture verses
  • quotes too

And, Janelle is giving one winner  
TWO custom, soldered pendants — 
an $89.00 package!!!
These charms would make an amazing Mother’s Day 
or birthday gift! 
Here’s how YOU can win:

  • “Like” Sodderbug on Facebook — where you can find out about all of her giveaways! one entry.
  • Check out Janelle’s blog — Sew Blessed —  and leave a comment there. one entry.
  • Share this handmade shop through Twitter, Facebook or on your blog. one entry each.

{This giveaway will run through Monday, February 28th}
Good Luck!
 PS Here’s a little sneak peek at one of the sweater refashions. I am hoping to get the tutorials up on the blog soon!! I have NINE to share!!
If you are local, I will be sharing my sweater refashions on Studio 5 Thursday morning at 11 am.
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xoxo

Giveaway Monday — A Beautiful Life {graphic, modern stationery}

21 Feb
Update — Giveaway Closed.
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It’s Monday and time for a fun giveaway!! 
This week’s Monday giveaway is from
graphic, modern stationery

I love Krisi’s clean lines and designs

Here are some of my very favorite designs: 
Ferris Wheel Notes


8x10 Graphic Calendar Damask 2011

Pure Elegance Invitation
Loveseat Tags
Handmade Paper Flower Invite
Bicycle Desk Calendar
You can also order adorable business cards: 
Vintage Bicycle Calling Cards
 {Make some up with your business or blog name on them!!} 
So so cute!!! 
Krisi is giving away a  
TWO $20 credits
to her shop!!
Yay!!
Here’s How You Can Win: 

  • Go over to A Beautiful Life. What is the name of your favorite item in the shop? one entry.
  • Heart Krisi’s shop on etsy. one entry. 
  • Help spread the word about this awesome shop Tweet, Facebook or on your blog. one entry for each. 

{this giveaway ends on Monday, February 28th}
{{Have a Wonderful Week}}

PS — Here are a couple of new linky parties that I think sound really fun: 

Serenity Now Crafty Cutter Party

 Amanda from Serenity Now has started a Crafty Cutter Party where you can share your projects created with craft cutters like Silhouette, Cricut, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, etc. 
A great way to show off YOUR projects!

What We’re Reading — a fun linky party where you can share what you’ve been reading and get some great book ideas! I love to read and can’t wait to see what books are linked up!

XOXO