Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Week #5 Giveaways

Wow, week #5 already! How's everybody doing???

Well, this is a big week for giveaways! Instead of the usual 3 winners, we will have 6!! We're trying to kiss up for not giving you guys a bonus challenge this week.

So without further adue, they are...

1. A set of 6 custom red poppy notecards, courtesy of The Sweet Unfolding on Etsy.
Sarah was so generous to offer this set to 1 lucky winner, and she will even personalize the cards with a name or a message.

The Sweet Unfoldings is a darn cute shop with some great blank, greeting, and holiday cards, etc. I especially love the option to customize them with your name or a personal message. What's also great about this shop is this (taken from their bio page) - "Your purchases help bring to life the dreams of other entrepreneurs. We contribute 5% of all our profits to, a fantastic organization that makes micro-loans to business owners in developing countries. We love the fact that, because our contributions are continuously reinvested after the loans are repaid, the dollars we contribute have a power that reaches well beyond a one-time donation. Thanks for helping us share with these amazing entrepreneurs!" Kiva is a wonderful organization that my husband and I also contribute to, and I commend Sarah at The Sweet Unfoldings for such an act of kindness. What a truly generous shop!! I hope you'll all take the time to browse what she has and pick up some custom notecards for those acts of kindness!!

2. 3 participants will win 1 pendant and chain of their choice from Ziggles on Etsy.
Ziggles is operated by Shannon Keyser, a fellow 8 Weeks to a Better You participant. She has quite the array of pendants in her shop, and there is something there for all sorts of styles and occasions.

Shannon's Bio - "Hi! I'm a Stay-at-Home mom with 2 beautiful little girls and a very handsome baby boy. I am married to my best friend and am loving life!" Amen Shannon!

Thanks for your generosity, and kuddos on a great job in the challenge and 70's across the board!!

3. Are you or someone you know having a baby? Shannon Keyser and her other esty shop, Cuddle Baby Boutique, is offering a handmade receiving blanket.
Shannon's blankets are made out of 100% cotton flannel, and measure a nice large 43"x43".

This shop also carries an assortment of various supplies, gift bags, and patterns. Check it out!!

And last, but certainly not least, this 8"x8" framed stitchery that was created
Our motto was hand stitched and framed by Jody Leavitt from Wood n' Stitches on Etsy. Tell me this isn't just about the cutest thing you've ever seen!! I approached Jody to create something for us, and this is what I got. I couldn't be happier Jody, you are amazing!!

Jody's shop is FULL of the most darling stuff! And she's loaded with new stuff for the holidays.

From Jody's Bio - "I have been creating and selling for over 8 years. I have been in three shops and recently decided to make the move to ETSY. I do special orders all the time. So if there is something specific you have been thinking about, let me know. Together we can come up with something great! Or if you see something you like and it's in the wrong color . . . I can/will change it! I am a wife and mother of 3 (ages 14 to7). They are number one to me. I love the freedom that working for myself provides for me and my family."

1 participant will be the winner of this framed stitchery. After the drawing on Saturday morning, we will provide more information on how you can purchase one of your own from Jody at a steal of $11.95.

Thanks again Jody! You've provided a motivational and memorable piece for us to all remember our experiences here!

Come back Saturday morning to see if you're a winner!!


  1. Cool! Love me some Etsy goods!

  2. All Very Very nice!! Good luck to six of us!! It's great to be past the 1/2 way mark BUT I've decided this is a life changing experience and plan to stick with it after it's over! I just thank you girls from the bottom of my heart!! I've NEVER felt soooooooo good!