21 July 2011

big summertime giveaway

((remember: if you don't like EVERY vendor on facebook, you're not entered to win!))

summer in utah is a little bit crazy, not gonna lie. sometimes there's snow, recently there have been thunderstorms.. oh, and the occasional sunshine :) we love it, though! we're trying to cram in as much summer as we possibly can... swimming, popsicles, warm summer nights, picnics, watermelon. all that jazz!

this week we've gathered some local vendors in an attempt to pack in some more summer! here's what we have for you:

Wee Waldorf is naturally inspired by art, the outdoors and fairy tales. 

In a nutshell, I'm a homeschooling mom of 4 little girls. I stay busy with my little family by playing in nature, painting, creating, baking, making music and and trying new vegetarian recipes. All in all we are just a family living and loving life.

Wee Waldorf is giving away a Forest Friends Match It Game w/ Acorn Pouch. Go check out that and all her amazing creations at her etsy site and blog!

Hi! I'm Alison of The Little Tiny. I create patterns and kits for mobiles, plushies, pillows and more! I also create unique, hip leather mobiles and I have a few kids craft kits on their way! I've worked as a professional writer and designer, and I love writing and designing patterns so that everyone can get crafty! My patterns and kits are simple enough for beginners but have enough versatility to enchant the more advanced crafter! 

This is my newest plushie design that doubles as a pillow: The Black Tie Optional Penguin 

I will be giving away one completed penguin as well as a pattern for him to the winner! The pattern provides two patterns, one for a plushie size penguin one for a pillow size penguin. The winner can choose which colors they'd like their waddling friend to don!

I can ship anywhere in the US! xo

In 2007 I signed a contract with Shadow Mountain Publishing for the first in a five book YA fantasy series called Farworld. Although I have published several other books and taught many writing classes previously, this is my first YA book and my first fantasy series. I grew up in Northern California, and now I live in a windy little valley in the Rocky Mountains. I have a wonderful wife who has somehow stuck with me for over twenty years, four great children, a spastic border collie and a nice rotation of cannibalistic fish.

J. Scott Savage is giving away a signed copy of either Far World: Water Keep or Far World: Land Keep.. your choice!

My name is Heidi! I have scrapbooked and made cards for many years. I started Love Paper Stickers so that I could make some money from home doing something that I lovee to do. I make cards and invitations for any occasion or event... I've made cards for bridal showers, birthdays, the Stadium of Fire, and all sorts of fun things!

I am giving away a handmade card. You can choose one from the photos or I can make any card to your specifications. I am willing to pay shipping, or deliver to your home or business, depending on location.

Ida Mae Babbitt didn't mean to become a spy. But when visiting teaching stats are low and a family in her care needs help, well, she only does what she must. Join Ida Mae and her friends on a fun-filled romp in this LDS cozy mystery novel.

Author Tristi Pinkston is giving away a copy of Secret Sisters, volume one of The Secret Sisters Mysteries.

Tifny at BabybVintage makes the cutest baby and children's hats in the world! She is giving away one free hat with free shipping anywhere in the US. 

I am a stay at home mommy of three kids. Two girls and one boy. We all love headbands. Yes, even the boy (he's three, so I'm sure that will change). I especially love making them which is why my husband suggested I sell them instead of using all of our extra cash to make 1 million headbands. :)

I am giving away one headband from my etsy shop. You can choose the one you like and it will be available for local pick up. Anywhere else is $3 shipping. Also, you should follow my much neglected blog. There will be some upcoming wonderfulness filtering through there. http://painteddresser.blogspot.com/

Scholz Souls

Scholz Souls is a family blog run by Keira Scholz.  She chronicals the lessons of motherhood, laughter, and life, as she is currently a stay-at-home-mother of her son, Lucas, and loves every minute.  In her spare time, she blogs about interior design adventurescrafting feats, and her delicious confections.

Here are some lovely hand-made boutique earrings for one lovely (and lucky) lady as our giveaway! (The statuette, pearls and other necklaces are not included :)

Because all Pretty Blossoms are handmade, they are made perfectly imperfect. They are the ideal accessory, with the potential to make any outfit go from blah to beautiful. These magnets are super strong and can go through anything, even a thick overcoat. Since they are magnets instead of pins, they keep all your favorite pieces from accumulating little holes. Place them on a blouse or sweater, a coat or even your favorite curtains.

Brittany is giving away the Orange Brooch Trio. This sweet thing is perfect all year. Great in the spring, summer and fall. Shipping is $3. Check out it and more at her etsy shop!

Eyes Wide Open

that's right.. we thought we ought to be on here too! since you're on our site, you should already know who we are. but if you don't, all you need to know is that we're the coolest husband and wife photo team in utah! yeah, it's true. and we're humble.

we're giving away a free stylized mini session! kids, family, just you.. whoever you want! it'll be 30 minutes of wonderfulness, complete with a cd of high res photos. fabulous!

so how do you get all this good stuff? easy! first, go like each of the vendors on facebook (links listed below). i mean, we know you already do, you just have to go click the button. then, come back and leave a comment telling us what you love most about summer!

want a bonus entry? go on facebook or twitter telling everyone about the contest, with a link to this site. then come back and tell us you did.

the contest starts today (7.21.11) and ends on monday (7.25.11). we'll announce ten winners on tuesday!

ta da! now go.. enter quick! let us buy your love ;)

Pretty Visage (just go check out her blog and etsy!) :)
Scholz Souls (no facebook page, but check out her blog, too!)


  1. what do I love about summer? well, it certainly isn't the heat!! I love the nostalgia of summer, I get so excited to do all the summery things like camping and hiking and swimming... and when I don't actually do them, it doesn't ruin it for me. I just love thinking of all the fun I could be having! :)

  2. Oh, I also posted it on facebook. done and done. :)

  3. I LOVE SWIMMING! I never get to swim as much as I want to since this is, you know, Utah and you guys are the ONLY ones in the whole state with a pool. haha.

  4. I went above and beyond and announced it on my facebook page and the painted dresser page. I think that should mean that I automatically win everything.

  5. I am so excited about this giveaway! So many cute things. :) Well, I liked every page I could! :) I hope I win...

    I think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Seriously. I find it funny because I majored in Psychology and when we studied it, I thought, "What a lame disorder!" But maybe it's more true than I thought... So I love summer, simply because to me, winter is too depressing. As long as I can go outside barefoot, I'll take the heat! :)

  6. Erica.. you in a headband doesn't make sense. BUT it looks dang good on you!
    I have liked everyone. I am sad that I have not already liked farworld. I did not know it had a facebook page. Now I know. Now I like.
    My favorite thing about summer is sitting on the deck when the sun is no longer blazing down on it, and eating fruity things (not healthy fruity things.. pies, lemon bars, smoothies...) it's bliss.

  7. I've liked them all! I love the Wee Waldorf game! The hat is darling too.



  8. Summer love: fresh corn, fresh produce, farmers'maket, 4th of July, long walks after dinner when it's still light out, and our outdoor public pools are open!

  9. i like everyone on fb and my favorite thing about summer is the smell of cut grass
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

  10. i tweeted
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

  11. I told all my friends all about you on my wall. Loves!

  12. Favorite thing about Summer? Watching my toddler play in the sprinklers! lindsey_ncl@yahoo.com

  13. What I love about summer is doing things outside! Hiking, biking, traveling, camping, fishing, and picking cherries!

  14. I posted the giveaway on facebook! :)

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  16. Ah! :) The thing I love about summer is the fact that I don't have to wear snow boots everyday ;) Sandals everyday!

  17. I love summer camping with kids. Staying up late telling stories and snuggling. Sleeping in etc.

  18. Mmm... the thing I love about summer most just started this summer actually!! I love taking my baby boy swimming! Its so fun watching him swim and splash in the water!! He's so cute!

    Also, awesome give away! SOOO many cute things!!

  19. PS- I shared your link on my facebook page!! Yay!! AND 'Liked' all the pages. Hope I win somethings!!

  20. "Like"ed all the pages. I love spending time playing outside with my kids in the summer, teaching them the joys of water fights is the best!

  21. I also shared a link to this blog. Can't wait to win. :)

  22. My favorite thing about summer is eating. And playing.

  23. I would say my favorite thing about summer is... short skirts and a long jacket.

  24. PICK ME!!!!!!!!!! I entered all I could and I love summer BBQ's more than life itself. :) Does that count? :)

  25. gotta say my favorite thing about summer is all the swimming i get to do!

  26. I love that I don't have to wear a coat while I fight crime in the shadows of night. bahaha

    but really..

    I love being able to go on drives.. :]Even more than that, I love being able to comfortably drive with the window down, and to have the wind in my hair.. the warm sun on my skin.. while listening to the best tunes out there. (Now CD's 1-77 bahaha) Gah! Just add the smell of summer air and BAM!!! .. it makes this perfect picture,completely picture perfect!

  27. Summertime is my favorite because of the late nights and late mornings, hearing the birds chirp and the children play outside. I love eating popsicles and seeing dogs with their tongue's hanging out of their mouth's because it is so darn hot. I love BBQing and eating outside. I hope I win, I liked everyone's FB!!! *Fingers Crossed*

  28. I love the bright colors of summer..