Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My Favorite Things: A Giveaway of Sorts!

Friends, Romans, fellow Bloggeranianites. Lend me your ear! This has got to be the mother of all giveaways! (Well, at least of all giveaways on my blog). Today I bring you a giveaway like no other (well, at least like no other that has been on my blog before). You get the point.

Anyhow.

I am so excited about this. I can hardly contain myself! This has been several weeks in the making and today it comes to fruition, right here at Tales from the GodseySix... Today starts the beginning of another week-long giveaway. A giveaway where I give several lucky winners some of my favorite things. Oh, the joy! (Hopefully you like my favorite things. I mean wouldn't want you winning anything that you don't like. But I must say that I do like some pretty cool things.)

So here's what I'm giving away, in this order:

First, allow me to introduce you to my friend Mindy. Mindy has an etsy shop, Wishful Thinking, where she sells all things vintage. She enjoys hunting for rare pieces and browsing through antique stores, but her love for things from days gone by has landed her with more things that she can store in her home. So she has cleverly devised a way to continue in her passion without cluttering her home. (Haven't I told you all already how very talented and smart my friends are? I mean, seriously, ingenious!) Now, if she finds a steal of a deal, she'll buy it up and then put it in her shop to share the deal with those who love antiques but may not have the time to search for those perfect pieces.

While her shop is mostly vintage, she also creates personalized cutouts. They can be personalized to say anything, be any color/pattern or sport any design you'd like and they are a hit in her etsy store! Anyone who knows me, knows that I love anything personalized! So, to start things off, I'm giving away one of Mindy's framed personalized cutout similar to the one below (to be personalized with the winner's choice of letter).
Speaking of fun personalized stuff, Mindy's sister Jenny is so very graciously allowing me give away this set of 4 tile coasters from her etsy shop. Jenny makes personalized coasters out of 4x4 ceramic tiles that are sealed, waterproof, and have cork bottoms so they won't scratch your table tops. Talk about crafty! She can even make them with some of your favorite pictures or scrapbook paper. How's that for persoanlized? I'm telling you, I've been eyeing these oh-so-cute coasters all evening and I'm thinking cute, one-of-a-kind Christmas & birthday gifts! Oh, and giveaway prize #2! :)
Being a mom of 4 small kiddos, I am often reminded of how very important organization is. No, I know I'm not an organized person, myself, but the idea of being organized excites me. So, if it makes me that excited, by golly, I say let's make it a favorite thing and give it away! :)

Beth over at Smashing Threads is helping me make that happen! Beth makes handmade bags and accessories. No wait, Beth makes adorable handmade bags and accessories! And she also welcomes custom orders. And going right along with my organization theme, Beth has so very kindly allowed me to give away this key fob, hand made by her using the very best quality materials.

I cannot tell you how many times I get into my car only to realize that while getting all the kids into their car seats I have somehow placed my keys on the roof of the car/in a diaper bag/in my pockets/on the floor in the back seat/etc. What a neat and stylish way to keep your keys right at your fingertips while at the same time leaving your hands free to do whatever else. I love it! And now it can be yours! Eeeek! Are we having fun or what? I'm telling you, I am loving these things more and more the longer I brag on them. They're just all so great! Okay, sorry, on to the next "freebie".

Up next, are these beautiful earrings made by the hand of one of my very dear friends, Kylee. Now, I know what you are thinking. I never wear jewelry, how can it be one of my favorite things? Well, since I can't give away one of my favorite friends (her new husband might not be happy with me) I can at least share with you all some of her talent. Plus, I think I am near about the only girl in the world that doesn't just love jewelry! Anyhow, Kylee has recently opened an etsy shop called Mesa Girl Designs where she has many more pieces of handmade and custom jewelry. And although I don't necessarily wear jewelry, I know beauty when I see it, and I think her stuff is amazing.
And lastly in this giveaway, I have just recently come across Faith Baby clothing, and I happen to think their stuff is too cute for words. I love it when people wear their hearts on their sleeves faith on their chest. And for little babies to be sporting it is even cuter! So I was able to get in touch with Stephanie over at Faith Baby and she was totally on board with me giving away two $10 gift certificates to their shop. So a total of $20 for the winner to buy whichever t-shirt is their favorite! How's that for wrapping things up?
So now for the most important part. How do you get entered? Well, remember how I said this was the mother of all giveaways? Well, it only seems fair for you to get a motherload of entries. Plus, I have devised a plan for those who enter from the get go to get a few extra entries. I am sneaky, aren't I? :) So, without further delay, here are the ways to get entered to win some loot:
  1. Show some love: Visit each of my friend's sites (use links above). You know since they are so very kindly allowing me to give their stuff away. For every site you visit and browse through, come back and leave me a comment sharing which of their products you like the best. Each site you visit/comment you leave=1 entry for a maximum total here of 5 entries.

  2. Spread the news: Mention this giveaway somewhere in the world wide web. You know, facebook, twitter, blogger, typepad, myspace. Wherever! Make sure to include a link to this post. Come back here and leave me a comment telling me where you mentioned it for another entry.

  3. Get rewarded to spread the news: So here's where you can get the unfair advantage. Get one extra entry for each time you mention the giveaway somewhere in the cyberworld (twitter/facebook/myspace/blogger/etc). One entry per day in this category. So, if you enter from day one, you have a possibility of 8 total entries in this category (including the entry mentioned in #2).

Holy mother of free stuff! That's a possiblity of 13 entries in this one giveaway~with 5 drawings in this giveaway alone. I'm giddy just thinking about it!

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. I use Random.org to choose the winner from the list of comments. So each comment you leave=1 entry. Thanks!

This giveaway will close on Tuesday June 16th at 9pm central time. Winners will be announced right here on the following Wednesday June 17th. (But those who know me know that that really means more like Tuesday around 10pm-ish...so you might wanna check back then, too.) Prizes will be given away in the order in which they appear in this post.

NOTE: You do not have to be a blogger to enter. But be sure if you comment anonymously, you leave a name or email address in the comment itself, so I'll be able to let you know if you are a winner.

ANOTHER NOTE: Out of fairness to all participants, I reserve the right to delete any comments that are not entries and any comments that are duplicate entries. Not that any of that would ever happen! :)


Good luck to all!

122 comments:

dmelen said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
I love the General Foods cookbook over at wishful thinking.

dmelen said...

I wrote a post on your giveaway at my blog. http://dmelen-momof3boys.blogspot.com/
thanks again.

megan said...

What a great giveaway! I love faithbaby and love there little girl shirts! I also wrote about your giveaway on my blog. Blessings to you
Megan

TammyIsBlessed said...

Faith Baby - I think I like "Be Patient, God's not finished with me yet" the best. But I may change my mind yet cause they're all so cute!

Mesa - I like Swing Earrings NO 2 and I like the Lima Bead Earrings. My daughters like the Pink Rose Bud Earrings

Smashing Threads - I like the Bird to Hang Handbag best

Jenav on Etsy - I like the one you posted on your site, and the one with all the music symbols and the movie film one. These are super cool!

Wishful Thinking - I like the football wall hanging and the personalized birth announcement

Very cool giveaway!

The Silva's said...

Love all the things in your give away!!!

The Silva's said...

My favs at Faith Baby are "Be patient, God's not finished with me yet" (which I can not type or say with out singing!! love that song!!!) and "All God's grace in this tiny face"

Love Faith Baby!!!

The Silva's said...

From Wishful Thinking's shop my favs are teh monogrammed paper cutting and the scalloped edged mirror.

The Silva's said...

From Jenny and Gavin - Handmade coasters I am LOVING the Americana Style coasters!!

The Silva's said...

From smashingthreads I think my favorite is the apple tree wristlet - such a fun fabric!!

TammyIsBlessed said...

I facebooked your blog.

The Silva's said...

Over at Mesa Girl Designs I just love the beach combers necklace!!

Rebekah - A Wife and Mom said...

Oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jenny's lime green and not pink polka dot coasters ... if I can't win em I will be buying them up for sure! So cute!!

Rebekah and the girls!

Rebekah - A Wife and Mom said...

Oh the Natural Beauty Earrings over at Mesa Girl Designs are PERFECT for my daughter - she is 7 and loves dangly earrings but these ones are the perfect size to NOT get snagged and yanked out of her ears ... but truth be todl all of this jewelery is BEAUTIFUL!

Rebekah and her girls

Rebekah - A Wife and Mom said...

I agree with dmelen ... I too LOVE the General Foods cook book! Great recipes that seem fairly easy for a not so good cook like myself!!!

Rebekah and her girls!

Rebekah - A Wife and Mom said...

Oh Faith Baby is a hard one to choose JUST ONE ... but being that my baby is about to turn 6 months and I am realizing how fast time goes by (without asking I might add) I would have to say the "Not Spoiled ... Blessed" bodysuit is my favorite and it is 150% true!!!

Thanks for the fun giveaway and for sharing such great shops with us!

Rebekah and her girls!

Rebekah - A Wife and Mom said...

I posted about your fun giveaway on my blog ... thanks for the fun!

http://jadenalexandra.blogspot.com/

Rebekah and her girls!

Sandy Hop said...

Wishful Thinking- love love love the personalized birth announcement framed art! That's a springboard for a great picture wall idea!

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage Red and Yellow Metal Pail. I think my sister-in-law and I would be fighting over it.
Shana

Robin said...

Great giveaway! From smashingthreads I like the :
Pretty Pink Wristlet Keychain

Robin said...

I don't have children but am a foster mom and love the shirt "All God's grace in this tiny face" t-shirt from Faith Baby.

Robin said...

Mesa Girl Designs has some beautiful pieces. It reminds me I don't wear jewelry enough! I particularly liked the Natural Spectrum Bracelet.

Robin said...

I love the gerber daisy tile coasters from Jenav's etsy
shop. Gerber daisies make me smile!

Robin said...

Wishful Thinking will be a shop that I will definitely return to! I love the monogram with the sweet little bird. How fitting for someone named Robin don't you think??? :-)

Eva Nichole said...

Ok I went to Wishful thinking and left some love, she has some cool stuff on there!!
Crystal and Eva

Eva Nichole said...

I went to Jenny's site and left some love and she is very talented!! LOve them all!
Crystal and Eva

Eva Nichole said...

Also left some love at Smashing Threads, you have so many talented friends!!
Crystal and Eva

Eva Nichole said...

MORE talent from Mesa Girl Designs, I left some love there also.
Crystal and Eva

Eva Nichole said...

Faith Baby!! WOW!! I LOVE IT ALL!! It is so fitting for Eva that is for sure!!
I sent them an email with some love!!
Crystal and Eva

Eva Nichole said...

As you already know I put it on Eva's blog!! More to come tomorrow!!
Crystal and Eva

Terri said...

I just saw your give away on another blog! Great stuff! I plan on doing one on mine at the end of the week. Please stop by!

Kelly said...

I posted a link to your giveaway/blog on my blog! I hope I win (fingers, eyes, toes crossed).

Kelly
www.idloveadullmoment.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

on the Wishful Thinking Etsy site my favorite item was the "Eat Drink and Be Merry....tomorrow we diet" apron. SO CUTE!

Kelly said...

On the Smashing Threads Etsy site I loved the "Pretty Pink Wristlet Keychain".

Kelly said...

Fossil Treasure Bracelet = MY Fave on Mesa Girl Designs website.

Kelly said...

On the Faith Baby website, my favorite is the shirt that says "Be Patient...God's not finished with me yet." SOOOO CUTE (and appropriate for my kids!)

Kelly said...

I mentioned your contest/blog on my sister-in-laws blog

http://kimberlie78.blogspot.com/

Lesli said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the monogrammed papercutting over at Wishful Thinking!

Lesli said...

At smashing Threads I like the Bird to Hang Handbag..so cute!

Lesli said...

At Jenny's etsy store, I like the coasters with the pictures on them!

Lesli said...

At Mesa girl designs I like the victorian dangle earrings!!

Lesli said...

Everything at Faith Baby is soo cute! I love the pants that say blessed on the back but everything is so adorable!!

Stephanie said...

Wishful Thinking - I actually love the piece you/Mindy are giving away! The initial plate is so darn cute!!!!! :-)

Stephanie said...

Smashing Threads - the zebra handbag is OH SO CUTE!!!!!

Stephanie said...

For Jenny's site - with the coasters - I like 3. :-) Am I allowed to like 3? Because I can't choose. I like the giraffe print. The white tiles with black swirls. And, of course, any mom likes the photo ones. :-)

Stephanie said...

Mesa Girl Designs: Whoa! This was hard. I love it all! I'm all over those 'copper blossom' earrings... but I love that 'sophisticated sepia' necklace as well.

Stephanie said...

Faith Baby: Hello ADORABLE!!! I just love the 'be patient' slogan. So true for little ones....
But the Faith Baby pants are pretty darn cute, as well!!!

Stephanie said...

You're up on mom2ava.blogspot.com!

Sandy Hop said...

the Etsy shop- I love the giraffe coasters (I love anything giraffe!) I also love the "pour, drink repeat" coasters...if we entertained more, they'd be more fitting!

Cheryl @ On the Old Path said...

Wow this is quite the giveaway I was at wishful thinking and on the top of the third page is a pitcher with a blue stripe very nice!!
Blessings!

AnneConover said...

At Mesa Girl Designs I LOVE the copper blossom earrings! ahc@greenvillecoc.com

Eva Nichole said...

I just added your contest to my Facebook, hope you get more and more entries!!
Crystal and Eva

Kristen said...

I love the Protected by Angels onesie at Faith Baby

Kristen said...

I love the Brassy Blues necklace at Mesa Girl's Designs.

Kristen said...

At Smashing Threads I like the Pretty in Pink Dot Dog Collar.

Kristen said...

I like the paw print coasters at Jenav's shop.

Kristen said...

I love the White Graduated Compotes at the wishful thinking shop.

Harman said...

I just checked out Faith Baby the other day. In lieu of Father's Day coming up I was checking out the "Jesus Loves Me and So Does My Daddy" onesie.

Eva Nichole said...

I just posted a bulletin on Myspace for your give away!! I am really hoping to win!!
Crystal and Eva

makesomeonesmile said...

I love the wooden bowl at wishful thinking. Would be perfect for serving popcorn to my kiddos!

makesomeonesmile said...

Love the olive coater over at Jenny and Gavin's homemade coaters

makesomeonesmile said...

Okay. I really love the pretty pink wristlet at smashing threads

makesomeonesmile said...

love love love the limelight necklace at mesa girl

makesomeonesmile said...

the "be patient" toddler tee at faith baby is adorable!

Eva Nichole said...

I just posted on my Twitter about your bloggy give away!!!
WOW!! 67 comments how exciting is that???
Crystal and Eva

Cortney said...

I tweeted about your giveaway. www.twitter.com/cortney0509

Cortney said...

My favorite thing on Wishful thinking would have to be the small vintage children's chairs. How my little boys would look so cute in those!

Cortney said...

At Jenav's shop I love the American Flag coasters. We are a military family and love our flag!

Cortney said...

At Smashing threads how cute is that lady bug wristlet key chain...my absolute fav!

Cortney said...

At Mesa Girl I love love love the Golden Desert Horizon Necklace, just my style!

Cortney said...

"All God's grace in his tiny face" is my favorite onesie at Faith Baby!

Crystal said...

I wrote a post about your giveaway at:
http://lovingcolton.blogspot.com/2009/06/2-different-giveaways.html

Crystal said...

I love ""Be Patient, God's not finished with me yet" from Faith Baby.

Cortney said...

I mentioned the giveaway on my twitter (cortney0509) again today!

Crystal said...

At Im wishful thinking I like the monogrammed paper cutting.

Crystal said...

At smashing threads I think the birds to hang handbag is so cute.

Crystal said...

At Mesa Girl I like the ones she showed.

Great Giveaway!!!

Cortney said...

Tweeted again today! Twitter handle cortney0509

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

Tweeted today about your bloggy giveaway. @Confidentblog

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

Blogged about your giveaway.

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

Facebooked about your giveaway!

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

My fave thing at Wishful Thinking is the Green Enameled Metal Skillet! How cute is that??

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

Now with Jenny's stuff, I have to say my fave is the music themed coasters. Imagine that? A piano teacher loving music themes? Remarkable!

Caroline said...

I love the giraffe print coasters.

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

My favorite handmade purse is the Woodland Friends, but I have to say that I actually love the inside detailed fabric almost better than the outside!

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

WOW! Your friend at Mesa Girl is extremely talented. I'm not much on wearing bracelets (hers are beautiful), but I do love a good necklace. My fave was the Beautiful Blue Steel! What a beautiful rock!

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

Over at Faith Baby, I think my favorite is "Jesus loves me and so does Mommy" in blue. I think it would really bring out Ebin's huge baby blues!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the pewter pitcher at Wishful Thinking! It would look so good in my new china cabinet!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I really like the pink and green polka dot coasters at Jenny's etsy store!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I like the SUPER cute tree pillow at smashing threads...and I am always losing my keys when I put the kids in the car, so I could really use on of the keychains too!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I think my favorite at Mesa Girl Designs are teh Swing Earrings No. 2

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I really like the "Jesus loves me and so does my mommy" onesie! It would be so cute on my little guy!

jflasteele02 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I love the small wooden childs chair over at wishful thinking. Those chairs remind me of when I was a kid.

jflasteele02 said...

The coasters over at Jenny & Gavin are too cute! I really like the one at the bottom of the first page that is white with the black floral pattern on it. Too cute!

jflasteele02 said...

I’m loving the bird to hang handbag over at Smashing Threads. She really has a lot of cute fabric!

jflasteele02 said...

I really like the Aventurine and Peridot bracelet over at Mesa Girl Designs. She is so incredibly talented.

jflasteele02 said...

I definitely think I like the todler tee that says "be patient, God is not finished with me yet!" from faith inspired babywear. I think that I'm going to need this as a constant reminder as my little girl gets older! =) Very cute stuff!

jflasteele02 said...

Just posted a link on Facebook so that more people would view your blog and this giveaway. Too much fun! Thanks again!

The Weeds said...

I love the "all God's grace in this tiny face" girl's onsie on Faithbaby. What a sweet, sweet idea! =) A must buy, even if I don't win I'm getting myself one!

The Weeds said...

I love the Flower Dangles on Mesa's website. I could have listed out way more, but these were definitely my favorite! She does beautiful work!

The Weeds said...

I liked the patchwork apron on Smashing Threads and the vintage button ring was very unique too. =)

The Weeds said...

Jenav's shop was so cute! I loved all the coasters. The pour, drink, repeat is cute and I always love personalized picture coasters. I just love the vintage look they have. Thanks for sharing!

The Weeds said...

Wishful Thinking is so cute! She sure has some great finds! I love the Monogrammed Paper Cuttings... especially the deer silhouette as my husband is an avid hunter. It would go perfectly in our family room. =) Thank you for the fun giveaways!

MeghatronsMom said...

Loving the blue & white tray @ Wishful Thinking. Love how the site breaks it down by prices, especially the under $10!

MeghatronsMom said...

Lovin' the pink & green polkadot coasters @ Jenny's store!

MeghatronsMom said...

At Mesa Girl desgins, I covet the Desert Rose bracelet!

MeghatronsMom said...

I think I would look smashing with the nature pouch & wristlet from Smashing Threads

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

I blogged about your giveaway today again since it is still ongoing! ;0)

Leah

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

I facebook status updated again about your bloggy giveaway!!

ConfidentUntilCompletion said...

I just tweeted once more today. So this is my last final entry! @Confidentblog

Leah

Cortney said...

Tweeted again for the last day!
cortney0509

Kerri said...

What a great idea! Best ever. I love the faith baby onsie that says "I'm not crying, I'm praising the Lord." I shared it with a friend. She said she had to get one too!.

This is so fantastic!

Kerri Parker

Kerri said...

How did you get such talented friends? Whats wrong with my friends? :)

I love the monogrammed letters on wishful thinking. I am a fan of initials.

Kerri said...

Etsy-polka dots-a few of my favorite things.

Kerri said...

Mesa Girl-too many to choose. I think I narrowed it down to two. My fav-The Earthy Agate neckalace.

Kerri said...

The first thing that drew my eye was the tree pillow at Smashing Threads.

Once again, you have great, crafty friends. Thanks for sharing them.

Shauna and Ben said...

Ok...here we go. I think I looked at everything at wishful thinking. I love bowls...so the pyrex bowls (yellow and black) caught my eye. But I also loved the personalized birth announcement...I may just have to go back and get that.

Shauna and Ben said...

at jenny and gavin I loved the gerber daisy coaster since it one of my fav flowers...but I also loved the idea of the personalized picture coaster... a future gift perhaps???

Shauna and Ben said...

at smashing threads...I thought the bookmark clips were adorable. I love Japanese fabrics.

Shauna and Ben said...

at mesa girl designs I liked most of the pieces..a favorite would be the natural beauty earrings...simple and elegant.

Shauna and Ben said...

at faith baby (all pretty cute) but I'm partial to the simple "faith baby" onsie. so cute!

jflasteele02 said...

Just mentioned your bloggy giveaway on facebook. Can't wait to hear who wins! Good luck everyone! Thanks again!

Sandy Hop said...

faith baby- really?!?! you want me to pick JUST one?!?! no way- love them all!