Tuesday, October 25, 2011

birthday giveaway {2}

Today, I'm thrilled to share this giveaway with you because I actually own something ((or multiple things)) from each shop!  Meg, Rachel and Cory are such fun women I've met and I can't wait for you to meet them.

Meet Megan from Pretties by Meg
How long have you been in the handmade business? What's your favorite thing about it?
I have been a part of the handmade business for 3 years come January (hard to believe!!) My favorite thing about it is the sense of community among handmade artists. I have met so many amazing women & they have been such a source of encouragement and inspiration!
What's your favorite thing to do in October?
I absolutely LOVE fall in Michigan!! My favorite thing to do is go to the cider mill and enjoy some fresh cinnamon sugar donuts & apple cider. I also enjoy taking scenic drives to take in the breathtaking fall colors!!

Tell us about your favorite city.
Wow, that a great (not to mention tough) question! Outside the States, Cinque Terre, although it's more of a place than a city - it's made up of five small villages along the Italian Riviera. Absolutely breathtaking, and so peaceful because it is still not widely known about. Inside the States, probably Chicago. We usually travel there at least twice a year and I always leave wanting to move there. San Diego is close behind though (for the perfect weather year-round & gorgeous scenery!) Right now, I want desperately to visit Portland and Charleston, I have a feeling I would fall in love with both of these cities.

Meet Rachel from Cucuco
How long have you been in the handmade business? What's your favorite thing about it?
I have been in the handmade business since spring of 2009. The business school was really building up my creative frustration and I needed an outlet! Making handmade things and blogging have since done wonders for me. I love it. I really just love making pretty things, there's something wonderful about it. So, being able to make pretty things for other people is a dream come true! :)
What's your favorite thing to do in October?
I love just BEING in October. Everything about October, I love. The changing colors on the trees, everything apple and cider and everything pumpkin. It's such a fun time of the year!

Tell us about your favorite city.
I love Portland. I grew up just outside of Portland and can't wait to live there someday. It's just so simple, yet there are so many secrets throughout the city. There are so many cute shops and good places to eat. And the people are the sweetest!

Meet Cory from Sorelle Accessories

How long have you been in the handmade business? What's your favorite thing about it?
I have been making/creating handmade arts and crafts for as long as I can remember and LOVE to do it....but I have only been featuring/selling items on Etsy since July 2010. It keeps my mind fresh and creative and is manageable while I work full time as a High School Art teacher
What's your favorite thing to do in October?
I LOVE to get up to see the Aspen Leaves change in the Colorado "high" country...and also pumpkin spice lattes :)

Tell us about your favorite city.
My favorite city is Florence! I am an Art History teacher and am in love with the "romance" of this timeless city. I consistently have dreams of eating "amarretti gelati" and sipping warm, foamy "cappucinos"! I can't wait to go back!!!

Today's giveaway includes:
>> Falling Leaves Earrings from Pretties by Meg
>> $15 shop credit from Cucuco
>> 50% off ANY item from Sorelle Accessories
How to enter:
Visit Pretties by MegCucuco and Sorelle Accessories and tell me your favorite item from each shop in a comment below.

For more entries:
((leave a separate comment for each))
-follow Meg, Rachel and me on Twitter ((one entry))
-like Pretties by Meg and Cucuco on Facebook ((one entry))
-heart Pretties by Meg, Sorelle Accessories and Cucuco on Etsy ((one entry))
-like dot...in the city on Facebook ((one entry))
-tweet, blog or facebook this giveaway and leave the link ((up to three entries))

{tweet sample} 
I'm celebrating @dotinthecity's birthday with this giveaway from @prettiesbymeg and @rachelnishida + more http://tinyurl.com/3foctdf
The giveaway winner will be announced on Monday, October 31st!
{all photos used by permission and provided by the shop owners}

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