Tuesday, February 7, 2012

third blogiversary giveaway {closed}

:::this giveaway is closed:::


My third blogiversary was actually January 29th but I have been so busy the giveaway had to wait. I have so much I want to share but between the kids and other responsibilities there just isn't enough time in the day. I'll get it all out eventually!

the bike isn't part of the giveaway. I just like this bike so much I couldn't resist using it as a prop! I wish I could ride this bike all over town and fill the basket with goodies. Alas, Charlotte is a not a biking friendly city.

I know my last giveaway was a tote bag but I have since changed the way I was making them and wanted to give away a 'new and improved' tote bag.

The new tote has a black vinyl bottom that gives the bag a nice weight and structure and makes it more durable.


The rest of the bag is made with a medium weight canvas. The cheery + colorful print is from IKEA and is lined with a white canvas. There are two exterior pockets and two small interior pockets.

Tucked inside the bag are a few of my favorite things:


Essie nail polish in Chinchilly
Ritter Sport milk chocolate with hazelnuts (I love anything with hazelnuts!)
A braided leather bracelet (tutorial by Melissa Esplin- surprisingly easy. I made three in about 30 minutes and plan on making lots more as gifts)
A ring made from a vintage clip on earring

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As always, thank you, to all of you that read my blog. I know I am 'small potatoes' and I dont blog often enough but I appreciate all of you that take the time to read and comment!

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To enter the giveaway you only need to comment on this post-- please include an email address if you don't have one linked to your account. No liking or other hoops to jump through! One entry per person, please. If you accidentally leave more than one comment please go back and delete the extra(s). Thank you and good luck!

119 comments:

Kerry said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

City Grace said...

Oh! What a fabulous giveaway! I have curtains made out of that IKEA fabric. It is awesome! I would LOVE to win!!!:)

Jaime said...

I love that bag! And that ring is gorgeous!

Brooke said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love the bag and have enjoyed perusing your fun ideas over the years.

Andrea D said...

Happy 3 years! Your blog is great and I love your style!

twelve30 said...

I love the tote & would love to call it mine. Happy Blogiversary & thanks for the giveaway.
twelve30 (at) gmail (dot) com

Tricia said...

Happy Anniversary! I love those braided bracelets.

Kariane said...

Congratulations!!! Very exciting. Your giveaway is lovely! Thank you.

Betsy said...

Happy Anniversary

Steve and Katrina said...

I love the colorful tote. Perfect for the library. We need a bigger more durable one and this would be perfect. Thanks for the giveaway!

Penny Pinching Parent said...

Wow... I love everything! Happy Anniversary! I guess I've been reading for at least a year now and I have to say I love your site because I love your style & eye for things... something that doesn't come naturally to me, so I desperately need inspiration!!

Mandy said...

I love the bag! Our diaper bag is starting to fall apart and your cute tote would be a wonderfully fun replacement. I really enjoy reading about your fun projects and ideas...thanks for the inspiration!

cheri said...

I'm in love with that ring. And the nailpolish color! Fun giveaway. Love your blog, especially the recipes!

jwfong said...

congrats on the blogiversary! love everything in this giveaway, chinchilly is one of my favorite shades :)

teamcowan said...

happy blogiversary! what a great giveaway!

Jubilee said...

wow, that is one awesome bag! i love it! happy blogiversary :D
yunhuiyi@yahoo.com

PonderandStitch said...

Awww, happy blogiversary! And you're much bigger than small potatoes. ;)

mamatamera said...

What an adorable bag! I think it and the fun goodies inside are a very generous gift. BTW the bike was a super great thrifty find.

Awaiting Ada said...

Happy blogiversary! Your blog is amazing, it's actually the first blog I started following. Thanks for always sharing your awesome finds and creations, they always help get my creative juices flowing!

KateH said...

Happy Blogging!

Saville Family said...

Funny, I didn't realize I'd been following you for nearly two years!! You are fabulous and I love your ideas (have copied a couple).
Happy Blogiversary!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Happy Blogiversary. Blogging wouldn't be the same without you. I really want that bag even if the bike doesn't come with it.

Sandy said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary! How sweet of you to give such a great gift to someone else!!

chris said...

Thanks for blogging and sharing what you do! I'm grateful to count you as a friend.

amelia masdin said...

Happy Blogiversary! You may not blog every day, but when you do, it's quality. Thanks for inspiring me to make stuff!

Anonymous said...

I love the fabric of the bag. I'm not sure how I stumbled upon it but I love following your blog.

kpinwisc at gmail dot com

Andi Rawlins said...

You make the best totes! I'd love to win one.

merathon said...

i would love this adorable bag-o-goodies! love you!

Jen said...

I think I started following your blog when once upon a time katiedid had you linked on her blog. I always read your blog and feel inspired to create...but then I remember how much I just want to take a nap. Don't know how you do it all! jenwrathall at gmail.

NotAppealing said...

How fun! Thanks for the contest!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous bag! and Love the ring!
sjones@tmhs.org

Emily said...

Happy blogiversary! You aren't small potatoes. emmillee(AT)Gmail(dot)com

Janelle said...

Very cute, thanks for the chance!

Jenn Kirk said...

So cute Erin! Love the goodies too!

teresa said...

i always enjoy reading you blog. know you are extra busy with your family but appreciate your posts. God bless.

Ira said...

Happy blogiversary :D

okta399(at)yahoo(dot)dom

C and M said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for blogging. I really enjoy your posts!

embee said...

happy blogiversary! that bike is super adorable and i'm loving the bag.

Hilary said...

Love the bag and enjoy reading your blog!
lilhil@gmail.com

Rachel J said...

Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

Rachel (at) sineware.com

granma and papa said...

hey Erin, looks like we ALL want that cool bag! It's beautiful. Love you, Mom

Steph said...

Congratulations on three years of wonderful blogging!

Debra Lee said...

Now I have to make a trip to ikea. Thanks for sharing
Distracteddebra @gmail.com

STUFFellaneous said...

Happy Happy!!!
stuffellaneous {at} yahoo [dot] com

The Blakes said...

Fun bag!enjoy your blog,keep it real.
thanks marthablake3@mail.com

Caroline said...

Love your blog and would love to have that bag!

Bethany said...

What a beautiful bag!! I love it. :) Thanks for the giveaway! Your blogiversary is my birthday, so it's a great day all around! :)

jeff.bethany.davis@gmail.com

Lynne said...

Congrats on your third blogiversary! What a fabulous bag!I love the black bottom with the bright colours. Thanks for the great giveaway!

grimmie said...

Happy anniversary! It's been fun getting to know you.

Buffy said...

I've followed your blog for about 2 1/2 years. The first thing that got me hooked was the repurposed entertainment center to a kitchen. Congrats on a great blog for 3 years!

Joyce said...

Love the bag!! It will be perfect for many fun adventures. joycemessick at hotmail dot com

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! BTW, I love the bike too. :)

ellewellyn said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog - lots of great project-inspiration!!

christie said...

very cool giveaway! i, too, wish charlotte were more ride-able! i miss that about asheville!

Anonymous said...

How cool! I love the bag! So beautiful! And i love your posts :)
~Holly
hollymariesweet@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

What a fun giveway...the bag is great and I love that color polish. Congrats on your blogiversary...l always love to see your projects.

Klemm Family said...

What a nice giveaway! Happy Blogiversary!
skklemm at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

Happy Blogiversary!

kathycarter at live dot com

Bree said...

Happy blogiversary!

breannagehrke at gmail dot com

Fresh One said...

HAPPY BELATED BLOGIVERSARY! Can't remember how I stumlbed onto this blog but I'm loving it! May God continue to bless your ideas and hands.
thatfreshscgirl@yahoo.com

Liz said...

I enjoy reading your blog- you always have such neat sewing tutorials and your thrifting finds are amazing! Thanks!

cara said...

want it all! love reading about your thrift finds!!

carapeterson@gmail.com

Kristen said...

How sweet, Erin. Love to read and love the tutes. mommai1315 at gmail

Neely Brown said...

Love the blog- look forward to many more posts! neelybrown@gmail.com

gerbiesue said...

I love, love, LOVE your blog. We share an obsession for pumpkin and I've made a lot of your recipes. You've also inspired me to get back into thrifting, which I scored big time last week....brand-new hard cover children's books for a buck! You are so talented and I would love anything you created. You inspire me!

Mandy said...

Congrats on three years!

Ryan Ann said...

Happy Blogoversary!

mary kathryn @ mathews family happenings said...

LOVE your blog and happy blogiversary to you!

Erin said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love the tote, I could totally see it crammed full of library books - for some reason I am lacking a dedicated library tote for the kids and I. I just can't commit.

jenny6ann at yahoo dot com said...

Awesome tote bag - and I love your blog. checking to see if you've posted anything is part of my daily routine. :)

ms_sunshyne said...

Great pattern - thanks for the giveaway! ms_sunshyne (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

As always, you have some super cute stuff going on over there!! LOVE the ring!

Vivian
spacegrl_viv at yahoo dot com

dandee said...

Would love to win your cute creation, Erin! Plus the treats tucked inside are so, so darling. Happy Blogiversary to you! xo.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this bag! It would be perfect for my new teaching position!!!

Amber Mooney
bethechange46@yahoo.com

LB said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas and style. It's inspiring! (maroonforest at gmail dot com)

Rebecca said...

Congrats on the blogiversary! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!
I enoy reading your blog so much and have even followed a few of your tutorials! You are great!
Keep up the great work...you are no small potato!
Mary
mrs.dobroth(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

Happy bloggiversary! I love all your tutorials, keep up the great work!

kathy said...

Happy blogiversary! That tote is awesome!

Pam said...

What a fantastic giveaway. Happy Blogiversary!
plfriesen@hotmail.com

ChadandAmanda said...

Adorable! Happy Blogiversary! Love Essie ;)
Pdxarmingtons@gmail.com

Wehaf said...

Happy anniversary! I love the leather bracelet; I remember making those at summer camp!

urchiken at gmail dot com

AubreyLaine said...

happy blogiversary!
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Tanya said...

Happy blogiversary! I like your potatoes just fine, 'small' or not!

princessbetht said...

Love the bag! Happy Blogiversary!!

princessbetht at verizon dot net

meghan dragonfly_meg(at)hotmail(dot)com said...

Congratulations! this would be a total treat, your sewing is beautiful!

Tucan Samantha said...

Happy 3 years! What a fun giveaway :)

Tish said...

Love the bag, love the polish, love the blog! Happy blogiversary. Here's to many many more. :)

Kara said...

Happy blogiversary! I love the tote bag. The colors are so cheerful!

sarahcass said...

happy blogiversary! you are so talented -- i've really enjoyed reading your blog. thanks for all of the beautiful tutorials! :)

Anna said...

Happy blogiversary! That print is amazing....thanks for the giveaway!
Hopgirljunior@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Oh yay! Happy blogiversary! I love the the tote bag and the beautiful handmade jewelry. I'm excited!

Nora Mair said...

happy Blogiversary. Yours is one of the best! noramair@gmail.com

Ethne said...

Cute stuff! wommoms@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love that nail polish color. Happy Blogiversary
jessica dot newlon at me dot com

Jamie Garlick said...

Yay, I am commenter #100! Erin, you make the most amazing things! I am totally addicted to your blog. You are an inspiration! jamie.garlick@gmail.com

A to Z Auspitz Family said...

I stumbled across your blog a few months ago and have been back daily! Thank you for your bits of wisdom and cleverness...I love it!
Cindy A.

Molly said...

You never cease to amaze me with your endless talent! Great giveaway- and Happy Blogiversary!

kirsten said...

cute! i bought some of that ikea fabric for pillow covers!

(kirstencanblog_at_gmailDOTcom)

Laura said...

Love all of your creative ideas!

lsdaniels1221@gmail.com

Therese K said...

So cute! I first found your blog when you did the entertainment center kitchen and have loved it since! Happy anniversary :)
therese_kaesebier@yahoo.com

Meesh said...

I really enjoy your blog...even if it is small potatoes it is still a good one!!
2michellelindsay at gmail dot com

robyn said...

lovely! : )

missbossypants said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love your bike too, I'd use it for a prop too, if I owned it! I've been coveting and hoping for some Essie nailpolish. Please pick me!

Genevieve said...

happy blogiversary! it's an adorable bag and i love the ring and nail polish color! oh and chocolate- yes please :)

genevievecurtis at gmail dot com

Victoria said...

That tote bag is so cute!
And I loveLOVElove anything with hazelnut also. Mmm.

Joy said...

Love everything you made, as always! I been a fan of yours for about 2 years now, and I check in often to your blog! You are quite the inspiration!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the tote and love your blog!
Amy
ajh15@hotmail.com

Tagati said...

Luv the giveaway. I always enjoy your blog.

tagatix@gmail.com

Megan said...

Congratulations on three years!

megandurant AT gmail DOT com

Kelly said...

The tote bag looks great! Was the vinyl hard to sew? I think I'd be too intimidated to try it. Happy Anniversary!

Carole and Lee said...

I hope I'm not too late to enter!

salequeen84 at gmail dot com

JGR said...

YAy for 3 years!! That's awesome :) I've followed your blog off and on (I kept forgetting to bookmark it) but now that it's saved - I can check in often for all you neat thrifty finds!

Marla said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love reading your blog

Maryeliz said...

For the record, I would never think of you as "small potatoes." (And I doubt any of your other readers would either.) You have such a lovely aesthetic and always make such beautiful things as part of what seems a beautiful life. Congrats on three years!!!

jflasteele02 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love reading your blog because I love your thrifty finds and I have a love for most all things vintage and anything mid-century! Keep up the good work!

the Gillian said...

Small poatoes are still nice potaoes.

: )

The Harper Family said...

Happy 3 years! Wish it hadn't taken me so long to find your blog!! :) milkchica at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Is Australia too far away to enter?
rebeccacowie@hotmail.com

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