Monday, October 12, 2009
More Free Stuff...everywhere
First, I wanted to announce the winner of my last giveaway: Aik of Friends & Family , a cute blog filled with giveaways & fun shops! Stop by, when you have a chance, say hi to Aik in Malaysia & enter one of her many giveaways!
I also wanted to mention more of the great stuff that I've won recently. From Girl Get Strong, I've recently won a bicycle Word Lock. This is a great device that you program with words, rather than numbers. No more nightmares about forgetting the combination (I used to have these, back in school, so realistic...)! I chose the black one & gave it to my son. He says that black is his favorite color. What's that you say "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. How cliche :) Actually, my favorite color changes all the time, blue maybe? or red? Anyway, this has worked out well for him. Also, from GirlGetStrong & Jesse Jane on Etsy I won a great little scrabble tile pendant with a Buddha image that I added to a vintage chain bracelet that I had. It looks amazing!
From Little Studio Photography (Etsy & ArtFire) I won a lovely pair of shiny pretty earring that came in a little handmade origami paper box. Check out her shops. I don't think the earrings that I won are listed, but there's a lot of other sparkly distractions to keep you busy!
Through one of the Etsy forums I won a great little journal/book called "This is Not a Book," by Keri Smith. If you love fun little activity type journals, that ask you questions or have weird & interesting activities to document, then this is perfect. It's even fun just to look at & think about!
I received, after some delay, a great "Pac Bones" t-shirt from Psycho Rheindeer & Teenormous. Teenormous was terrific about this as, for some reason, I didn't receive the tee when the winnings where first sent out. Teenormous checked out the problem & whatever the issue, they & Psycho Rheindeer sent me a replacement & a great little Psycho Rheindeer button. I decided to let my son have the tee (I kept the button) & he thinks it's great. If you're in the market for fun & unusual tees, either of these companies would be a great place to go. Phsycho Rheindeer produces in smaller volume & Teenormous is huge, filled with fun stuff. Check them both out!
From Debbie, at "On the Refrigerator Door" I recieved, not only the great cards, featured in her 'birthday' giveaway, but a great little magnet (this is the design) & tiny blank notebook, each & every one adorable. Check out her shop for magnets, cards & beautiful photos!
I am currently participating in a project through Ladi of "Structured Chaos" where a group of us will be trading items> I can't wait to see all the great stuff & show you my trades! My partner in the swap is Handful of Stitches a little shop on Etsy with handmade clutches.
For more free stuff you might want to check out some of the sites, like Freecycle & Swaptree, where you can trade stuff you have for stuff you want, a great way to recycle things & get free stuff, at the same time!
last, but not least, if you have a blog, you might want to check out "The Secret is in the Sauce" or SITS (I have a badge/link on the side bar of this blog), every Sunday they have 'Sunday Shout Outs,' where members advertise their giveaways & promotions. Take a look.
That's it for today. Have fun looking at all the great sites & searching for 'free stuff.'
(about the photo: this was staged, no crimes where committed nor are any criminal acts advocated with this illustration)