ALL of this could be yours!
Happy 2 years! 2 years of what? Putting up with all my silly blogging nonsense! Tomorrow is my official 2 yr. blogiversary, and I never know what the appropriate gifts are for each specific year. Is 2 years supposed to be paper? Maybe it’s gold, but that seems pricey? So I think I will just go with my own thing and give you something completely original–$320 worth of awesome!!
What’s that? Yes, a prize package worth $320! Here is how this works: I am all kinds of excited about my big day, so I am giving you the prizes because I love you all and I really appreciate you following along. See, this blogging thing was never supposed to be anything. And then it kind of became a big something in my life. So I thought, “How better to celebrate 2 yrs. of this own little business of mine than sharing the businesses of some awesome ladies who are kicking it?”
I asked some of my favorite small women-owned businesses if they would like to join in the fun, and together we are bringing a whole boatload of coolness to you! All that they craft and create blows me away. Starting your own business is NOT easy, and is so often done in the corners of life when trying to manage life’s other responsibilities. Each of these women impress me so much with all of their dedication, hard work and talent.
So read up below about their businesses, these women, and their products. Show them some love, and thank them for being here! And then make sure to enter the the Rafflecopter below for your shot to score the whole lot of items from each of these ladies. Share the loot with your friends or keep everything for yourself–we don’t judge
The giveaway is open to all residents of the continental U.S. and will close 10/16/13 at 12am EST. Winner will be contacted by e-mail and given 48 hrs. to respond before a new winner will be selected.
If you don’t win, sure, it will be a tough blow, BUT many of these women are extending sales and promo codes for a few weeks, so check out their sites and cash in on some savings. A jump on holiday gifts maybe? ’Tis the season!
Below each business descriptions is a picture of the item from the business that is included in the giveaway
Jenny Lynn Bags makes handmade bags, yoga bags, cosmetic bags, little girl purses, headbands, etc. She really enjoys making them and it helps keep her sane being a mom to 4 boys. And the extra income never hurts She hosts home parties, attends craft shows, and sells her bags in a few local shops. Shop Jenny Lynn on Etsy or Facebook and through 11/30/13, she is offering 10% off of your order from Facebook when you mention “Mom of the Year”.
Black and white flowered cinch bag
Neverland Nook specializes in custom super hero capes, baby crinkle toys, and so much more. This little shop is a place where imagination never grows up. Sabrina designs and sews everything in the shop herself and loves every minute of it! Find Neverland Nook on Etsy and Facebook. And make sure to visit her sweet gorgeous blog too!
Cape with an emblem and a matching mask in teal & yellow
Heather from Penny Jules describes herself as an artist and long time enthusiast of all things arts and crafty. As a mother of two young girls she found that her time for creating was limited. She started Penny Jules because she has a love of creating unique one of a kind pieces of art. Find her on Etsy and Facebook and stay tuned for her new adventures! You can also find her on Twitter. As Heather says, “Remember if you have a dream go chase it! Don’t let fear of the unknown keep you from trying. “ She is offering 20% off through 11/1 if you mention her ad in the sidebar or use code “Autumn13″ on Etsy.
Blue anchor pendant with black cord necklace
J by J Creations (Jewelry by Jen) features homemade jewelry for a cause. At J by J Creations, 50% of the sales go towards emergency relief through Samaritan’s Purse International. Jen feels God has given her a way to use something creative to reach hurting people. Emergency relief can be as close as Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey, to Syrian Refugees currently fleeing into northern Iraq. When you purchase a piece of jewelry, you’re helping those most in the need around the world. Custom orders are welcome (especially for sports jewelry where team colors are needed). Find J by J Creations on Facebook and get free shipping through 10/31/13 when you mention “Mom of the Year”.
Autumn Jasper bracelet
Nourishment for Kids focuses on the whole child. Their mission is to nourish children with nutrients far beyond food to help them grow into happy and healthy adults. Their book, ”My Snack Size Skills: 8 Life Lessons for a Happy & Healthy Me!” is filled with powerful life lessons and fun activities to empower children in grades K-5 to live happy and healthy lives. Life lessons included: Love Yourself, Love Your Life, Dream Big, Think Positive, Learn to Relax, Eat Healthy, Be Active and Love Others. Order the book from their website and visit the Nourishment for Kids Facebook page. Enter the code “MOTY” for a 15% discount through 10/31/13.
A copy of the book
Joelle is the mom of five that is the creative genius behind Five Forleys. Two years ago she left the world of education after teaching first grade for ten years and this change has allowed her to be more involved in her children’s lives as well as pursue her dream of starting her own small business. With the inspiration of her daughters and her own personal love of accessories, she recently launched Five Forleys, specializing in headbands and accessories for little girls and women. She feels truly blessed for this amazing opportunity and can not wait to see where it takes her next! Shop her products on Etsy or Facebook.
Fabric Rosette Flower Bib Necklace
AND a newborn headband!
Give your decor that little extra to keep you inspired every day with Kathryn from Uppercase Living. This business offers vinyl expressions and wall art that give your decor the look of being polished off with a piece of designer art. In addition, they offer you the ability to completely customize – including expressions, fonts, sizes, and colors, in a manner that will inspire the spaces where you live, work and/or play. They can also help you turn that favorite photo into a customized Photo Print made of high quality vinyl. Or try their unique Chalk Wall or Dry Erase vinyl panels, calendars and chore charts to help stay organized. Whether you are looking to motivate the people in your office or school, create a feeling of welcomeness and warmth in your studio, or remind those you love with an expression of love and inspiration in your home, Uppercase Living will help you complete that goal. Visit Kathryn on her website or Facebook page, and get free shipping on your order through 10/31/13 when you mention “Mom of the Year”.
“First Day of School” Chalk Wall frame
Candle Krazy is a small family owned and run candle business located in Eagle, PA. Mom Connee and Daughter Kim started this business in 2008, wanting to make a great quality candle for a reasonable price. They use all local ingredients. Their 100% soy wax comes from Lancaster, and their containers are all made in the USA. They don’t add dye to their candles to keep them as natural as possible, as well as using paper, and cotton wicks. Some of their containers are made from recycled glass, as well as our their “Happy Hour” line that is made from used wine, beer and alcohol bottles. Their offer many sizes and scents, so there is something for everyone. Check out their website or visit them on Facebook.
Country Bumpkin wine bottle candle and Seaside Mist square jar
Ni-Chern (Nee-Churn) is Nicole’s Chinese name, meaning little girl. Her products are fun, stylish and functional. She has been sewing since 1995, and enjoys making products that are practical with attention to detail and quality. Nicole pays close attention to feedback and when there is a basic idea, she sketches the product, she then creates a prototype. Before selling, products are tested for at least a couple weeks to make sure they are functional and any necessary tweaks can be made. Treat yourself or someone special to a high quality, handcrafted Ni-Chern Designs product by shopping at her website with a 10% off discount with the promo code “MOTY10″ through 10/31/13.
Badge and lanyard
A Girl and her Band is a headband and lifestyle brand that is for all girls. They are passionate about supporting and empowering girls of all ages. A Girl And Her Band ™ came about because a group of mothers huddled up while cheering their scrappy, soccer-playing daughters. Their company believes that ALL girls are born to be bold, creative and confident individuals. They are more than a high-performance headband. Their headbands are the active girl’s perfect accessory to achieving dreams. No dreams are too big or too small. The designs are spunky, athletic and whimsical- just like the girls who wear them! Check out their website and order with 10% off promo code “blog10″ through 10/31/13.
Headband and 5-pack of hair ties
Sharon is a consultant for Beauticontrol, where a spa is not a place….it’s a state of mind. It’s getting together with friends, sharing some laughter, learning about BeautiControl’s products & being pampered with the #1 premium spa brand & state-of-the-art customizable skin care. They were the chosen brand for New York’s annual Fashion Week, featuring our exclusive Glam Spa line: make-up at its best! Shop all of Sharon’s products and learn more about how you can host your own Beauticontrol spa party at her website or visit her Facebook page. Through 11/30, get 15% off your order if you mention “The Mom of the Year”, and if you contact Sharon for a catalog, snag 30% off any one item if you mention this blog (this last offer never expires!)
Spa Pedicure Foot Spray (plus bonus pair of spa socks not pictured)
I know. I KNOW! All this stuff is too awesome! Now go enter the Rafflecopter below and win it all!
Update 10/16/13: Congrats to Nancy M., who has won and claimed the prize!
a Rafflecopter giveaway