>> Sunday, November 18, 2012
5 years ago on November 19, I opened up my etsy shop! It was also a Monday and I had spent the weekend prepping the 12 designs that I had to post. We only had one 5-month-old at that time, so I could spend the weekend doing things like that!
Over the course of that fall, I'd had lots of friends encourage me to sell my designs and etsy seemed like the perfect place to do it. So, I put myself out there. I remember telling a few people and feeling silly . . . because really? Did I honestly think this would go anywhere.
So, I posted my designs. And I waited. And waited and waited and waited. I had just about given up on the thought of anything selling, and then in early December, I had my first sale (it was this design). It was to Crystal (of Little Bit Funky). I'll always be grateful for that sale because a) it gave me the little boost of confidence that I needed to stick with it and b) I love Crystal and am so glad to "know" her.
To say that I'm grateful to all of you and your confidence in my designs would be an understatement. These last 5 years have been the greatest surprise of my life! To thank you, I'm giving away a few of my favorite things. Please refrain from the Oprah references . . . there are no free cars here. :)
I realize that these things are random, but when I was making a list of the things I'd love to win, these were just a few of the small things I came up with!
When you enter, you'll have a chance to win one of TEN! prizes:
2 winners will receive a $25 Etsy gift card
Because really? Who wouldn't love a gift card to etsy?
1 winner will receive Essie Nail Polish in Mink Muffs
It's this grayish-purply-brownish color that I LOVE! And it's Essie, so it's high quality!
1 winner will receive a bag of Ghirardelli Sea Salt Escape Dark Chocolates & Via Starbucks Peppermint mocha
Amazing. I heart the sea salt escape dark chocolates! And I REALLY love Starbucks peppermint mochas. The VIA powder is definitely not the same, but it's pretty close!
2 winners will receive 2 sets of paper straws, in their choice of colors
2 winners will receive 20 assorted holiday gift tags
3-month subscription to Citrus Lane
Citrus Lane is like a care package for moms. I started getting this when Claire was born and I love it. It's a great way to discover new baby finds and they're tailored to your child's age and gender. (If you win this and you don't have a baby, you can choose to give it to a friend or substitute a birchbox subscription . . . see below).
3-month subscription to Birchbox
Birchbox is the best way to discover new beauty and lifestyle products. There are samples of so many different things, and they choose products for you based on a questionnaire that you complete. Getting the box in the mail is like having a birthday once a month!
The giveaway will run through Wednesday at 11:59 PM and winners will be contacted by Friday!
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