I love to share my favorite shopping finds on my blog. And I love to post about everyone's lovely blog giveaways. So this week, I have decided to do several giveaways of my own. Etsy is one of my favorite places to buy gifts, baby items, and fun homemade products. I wanted to share some of my favorite Etsy finds with you all this week and give you a chance to win one of your own.
For those of you who have never entered a blog giveaway, it is really simple and you have a great chance of winning. I have already won several amazing items through blog giveaways and I have only been blogging for three months now! So enter, it might just be your lucky day!!
I came across a FABULOUS etsy store when I was searching for a nautical necklace to wear to my baby shower. It is called Hiphophippos. The store is run by Sara. She is a mommy to an adorable 22 month old boy. Her little man inspired her shop name because his absolute favorite stuffed animal is a little mint green hippo. So cute!
Sara creates personalized artisian jewelry. It is gorgeous and PERSONALIZED. You know i love my monogram and name on everything! haha! The best thing about Sara's store.. if you don't stumble across exactly something you are looking for, you can send her a message and she would love to create something special just for you!
Fun Facts About Sara:
*She was born and raised in Massachusetts , but she has lived in Connecticut for 7 years now.
*She LOVE LOVE LOVES the beach and feels most at peace there.
*She is an animal lover.
*She used to be a retail manager, but since she had her son , he has become her main focus and she is fortunate enough to stay home with him while her fiance' does the dirty work!
*She has only been making hand stamped jewelry for about 6 months, but she has always loved to create things with her hands and picked this up the craft very quickly.
*She loves to hand-make EVERYTHING! And she enjoys the whole process of buffing, stamping, polishing, wrapping dangles.... and so on.
Here are a few of my favorite items from her store:
And want to hear the BEST PART... almost everything in her store is $30 or less!! And it is sterling silver!! I think these would be perfect gifts for friends and family!! Personalized items are just so fun!
Now for the fun part, Sara has graciously offered one of her gorgeous pieces of jewelry to the winner of the giveaway! The winner of the giveaway can choose anything they want from Sara's Etsy shop that is $30 and under! (This is a good majority of her jewelry!) So you pick and personalize your prize! How fun is that!??
In order to enter there are only two requirements:
#1) You must follow my blog. ( and comment that you are a follower)
#2) You must go to Hiphophippos and comment with your favorite item in her store and how you would personalize it.
(That will count as one entry.)
**If you would like 5 additional entries, you just have to post about this giveaway on your blog. In the blog post please include a link to the giveaway, a link to Sara's Etsy store, and a photo of one of her items.**
Please post a separate comment for each entry. So if you follow and comment, that is one comment and if you blog about the giveaway, you will leave 6 separate comments.
I am going to use an automatic number generator to choose the winner. So everyone is welcome to enter and there will be absolutely no bias with the winner selected.
The giveaway starts today, July 5, 2010 and I will announce the winner in one week on Monday July 12th 2010. Good luck!!
Hope you love it as much as I do!!!