Monday, July 27, 2009

Free Stuff all over the place!


Today I've decided to start off by talking about some of the great sites that are out there, great sites where you can receive wonderful, empowering advice on everything from becoming a stronger you, outside & in, to tips on helping the planet, healthy fashion & make-up advice & even great reading ideas, all for free. Not only do receive all of this but each also runs an abundance of great product giveaways! Stop by & check out each of these amazing sites.
Girl Get Strong

Filled with great articles on fitness & health for mind & body, as well as food for thought blogs by a multitude of site users. There are always numerous giveaways going on for items that are good for body & spirit. I recently won a beautiful set of earrings from Etsy seller Sleepy Moon just for writing about my favorite beaches (the California beaches of my childhood) & I currently have my eye on a yoga giveaway. Check them out!
Style Substance Soul
Divided in three basic sections, this site is what it's wonderful title implies, a place filled with great articles on style, substance & food for the soul. They also run regular giveaways of great products & books from each of their categories. I just recently won 'swag' from a company called Rosie. They make items specifically for working women, not those that work in offices, but those that work out in the warehouses or out in the field, like our grandmothers (or great grandmothers) during the time of "Rosie the Riveter." I love the Rosie T-shirt, very cool, whether you're wearing it to work or not. I can't wait until my tee arrives!
Lastly, for the crafty among you there's CraftStylish filled with tutorials & articles written by members of the craft community. It's a great place for inspiration, camaraderie & a gathering spot for all the great work that's out there. They also run great giveaways, mainly pulled from the great craft books that are currently available. I haven't won any of these yet, but I did receive two of their great magazines, just for posting an article.
So, all of this brings me to my second giveaway. I love dolls, stuffies & softies & there are many amazing & artistic pieces out there to be had. I've posted some of them on ThisNext & recently did a spotlight featuring some nice ones I've seen on Etsy, so this giveaway is about dolls, stuffies & softies. The one pictured is from my new ArtFire studio, where I've moved all of my household items, but for this giveaway I want you to post a link to some of the great dolls you've encountered online. They can be from Etsy, ArtFire or anywhere your heart desires. Two shops that I really love are Ninon & Junkerjane.
For a second entry, tweet about this contest & post your tweet here. You can also have another entry if you blog about this contest & let me know back here. The prize will be a doll & toy making book "Old Fashioned Dolls & Toys" by Better Homes & Gardens, 1992 (vintage by some rules, not vintage by others) filled with all kinds of interesting doll & toy projects & patterns. The giveaway ends 8/31 & the winner will be randomly selected from all entries. Have fun!
Stop by & take a look at the new shop, when you get a chance. I'm steadily adding to it. Let me know what you think about the colors & overall look of the shop. Should I keep the same banner as the Etsy shop or create a new one, what's your opinion? I've added some new things to the Etsy store as well, more vintage stuff & a handmade, OOAK item or two, so take a look, when you get a chance.
Thanks for stopping by! SAM

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Debbie in Nashville said...

Love your new stuff! No, I love everything you make. You are such a creative one! I like the idea of your banner being the same at both shops because that gives you the "look" for your shop and ties them together.

Wow thanks for all the great links and info. I will have to check all this great stuff out.

Have you seen this Etsy shop before? http://www.krize.etsy.com
Super cute little stuffies & softies.

Also I know a great place to list your giveaway if you are interested. Tomorrow (and every Sunday) this site called SITS will have a Mr. Linky to list your giveaways, it gets a ton of traffic and there are so many amazing people in that group. Check it out http://www.thesitsgirls.com/

And http://etsygiveaways.blogspot.com/ because you have an Etsy shop.

Have a great weekend.

samsstuff said...

Thanks for the ideas Debbie! I stopped by the SITS site & signed up today. What a great idea! I'll have to look at the Etsy giveaway thing also.
I haven't seen Krize before, but I will check it out!
Thanks again & take care.

Amy said...

Hello...

Thanks for sharing great sites. Just stopping by from SITS to say Hi.

Aik said...

I love this Stormy- Mini Bird Plush.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28787611

I'm having a giveaway on my blog right now! Please enter here:

http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/08/whoo-hoo-my-first-blog-giveaway.html

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted about this giveaway. Here’s the link:
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/3425085767

aikychien at yahoo dot com

sandy said...

I came by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in our community!

carma said...

Stopping by to welcome you to SITS. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers :-)

Ann On and On... said...

I have a lot of reading to do...thanks for all the info. I'm heading over to your Etsy shop.

Welcome to SITS! It's a great blog with a lot of amazing ladies.

Come on over and check out my $15 Amazon g.c. giveaway. :D

greedygrace said...

I came by to welcome you to SITS! Welcome!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Thanks for a lot of great links! When I get more time I'm going to have to check some of them out. Just popping by from SITS to welcome you to the SITSahood. Have a great day.

Joy said...

I'm totally going to check out your etsy and artfire shops.

p.s. Stopping by to welcome you to the SITS community!

samsstuff said...

And the winner is: Aik!
Congratulations!

I will be contacting you by e-mail, but I wanted to let everyone know.

Hurray for winning stuff!