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Monday, March 21, 2011

giveaway {Sandy a la Mode}

I'm pumped for this giveaway from Sandy a la Mode!
She has an awesome blog
Sandy a la Mode
and really sweet shop!

She has to be one of the most friendly
people I have met in the blog world and her blog is filled with
food & recipes, great handmade shops and more!
Let's get to know Sandy!
Tell us about yourself.
Hi! My name is Sandy and I’m in my mid-twenties!  
I was born and raised in Michigan (Go Blue!) 
but currently reside and work as a healthcare IT consultant 
in Missouri with my amazing husband. 
 I love taking pictures of everything which is why some folks call me 
“Picture Queen”. Besides being behind the camera, 
some of my other obsessions are drinking bubble tea, wearing dresses,
shopping, blogging, and looking at videos of cute baby animals. 

When & why did you start blogging?
I first started blogging in January 2010 
and have been going strong ever since!  
My original intent was so I would have a place 
for me to document my journey in learning how to use 
my SLR, baking, sewing, and crafting.  
While my blog is still about those things, 
I’ve also added other things such as inspirations, 
fashion and random stuff going on in my life!  
The best thing about blogging is all of the wonderful friends 
I have met from it!  The blog community is so inspiring, 
creative, encouraging and supportive!

When did you open your Etsy shop?
I opened up my Etsy shop in October 2010.  
I started with cabochon jewelry and have expanded to felt and fabric bows!

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I find inspiration from just about anywhere!  
Whether it's my outfit, something pretty that I see 
that I must take a picture of,
or an apron in a store that I totally think I could make myself! ;)

What is your favorite city?
Ohh that's a tough one, but I am going to have to go with Taipei, Taiwan.  
That is where my family is from and 
I always have a good time eating up local foods when I'm there.  
And not to mention the shopping! :)

Now for the moment you have been waiting for...
Sandy is giving away a $20 shop credit to her fabulous shop!
Check out some of these beauties:
patty & penny: two bow hairpins
two vintage pearl button hairpins
strawberry cobbler silver filigree ring
How to enter
{mandatory entry}
You must be a follower 
via Google Friend Connect of the city &
visit Sandy's Etsy shop & tell me your favorite item.

Even more ways to enter the giveaway...

2 - follow Sandy and me on Twitter [1 entry]
3 - Tweet or blog about this giveaway
and link to this post [1 entry each]
4 - Heart Sandy a la Mode on Etsy
and tell me your Etsy username [1 entry]

Giveaway runs through Friday, March 25 at 4:00pm EST


  1. Gosh it is hard to decide I love all of the bows but I would pick the summer sunset hair pins or the midnight rose filigree ring as my absolute favorite items.

  2. i'm a follower... and I like the midnight rose - filigree ring!

  3. I'm a follower via GFC...and I love the lacey mustard yellow bow clip.

  4. Following you and Sandy on Twitter! :)

  5. Hearted Sandy on Etsy (username: whimsicalexit)

  6. I'm your 80th follower!
    And I really love the lacey bow.

  7. I follow you both on twitter @colekbl!

  8. And I tweeted!!/colekbl/status/49998901339619328

  9. And I heart Sandy on Etsy (Colerz4)

  10. I'm a GFC follower and I LOVE the vintage pearl button hair pins. They're gorgeous.

  11. I already heart Sandy on Etsy. username: EisleyRae

  12. yayy!! i'm fiiinally a follower :) my fave item is lacey - mustard yellow felt bow clip. so stinking cute!!

  13. I just followed you via GFC and I'm currently loving Sandy's new teal bow and electric blue bow!

  14. I already heart Sandy on Etsy. username: Chicgeekdesigns

  15. I'm a follower via GFC and I adore the lacey and jessica bow clip and hairpin set!

  16. I heart Sandy on Etsy! username:MiasMustardSeed

  17. I follow your blog and my fave item is the lacey and jessica bow clips :)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

  18. I follow you both on twitter (@yes_teacher)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

  19. I heart Sandy's shop (yesteacher)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

  20. I tweeted:!/yes_teacher/status/50541634676465664

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

  21. i'm your newest follower & already in love! i was sent here by sandy and would adore to win this store credit! i would stock up on pretty bow hairpins for myself & also to send to some of my far-away friends as a "happy spring" lil gift :)


  22. p.s. somehow i hadn't already added sandy a la mode to my etsy faves... fixed now! my etsy name is "littlehollyg"


  23. This is my favorite item from her shop! :)

  24. Hearted Sandy on Etsy. My user name is havacav

  25. I loved the summer sunset - three flower hairpins

  26. Hearted Sandy on Etsy! My user name is boomerlulu

  27. The ella & emma - two bow hairpins? Yes please! Also, I'm a new follower. :)

  28. I follow both of you on Twitter! @MrsStephanieT

  29. I favorited Sandy's shop on Etsy! StephanieRT90

  30. I'm a follower! My favorite (that I don't already own) is Leah and Laura.

  31. I'm already a follower via GFC!

    How can I pick just one thing to love from Sandy's shop? But if I had to pick just one I'd go with the purple lotus stud earrings. :)