Monday, September 12, 2011

Texas Wildfire Giveaway Fundraiser! (Giveaway closed)

Hello friends! Saturday, I told you about what is going on in my neck of the woods, and how much we need your help! Today is the day that you can help!

I have a fabulous giveaway lined up for you!

First up is Gussy, who responded right away to my e-mail for help!

She writes:

Hi there -- my name is Maggie Whitley and I'm the owner & designer of Gussy Sews. I spend a lot of time working on my blog and my shop, both are my dream jobs! On my blog you'll find updates on my handmade shop, tips on how I left my day job about 15 months ago to focus on Gussy Sews, plus different prompts/projects that help build a handmade community of inspiration & adventuring. Interested in what fills the "shelves" of my shop? All sorts of sassy, girly, colorful accessories: *new* camera strap slipcovers, tote bags (3 different sizes), zipped pouches, eReader cases, headbands -- all sporting my signature ruffle. 

{Nook/Kindle case}
{Market Tote}

{Camera Strap Cover}
 How adorable are all of these? I personally own a market tote {and I am in L-O-V-E!} which I get compliments on all.the.time. You will not regret making a donation to win some of her high-quality, handmade products! I have a Gussy wish-list that is pretty long.

Gussy has generously donated a $50 shop credit to the lucky winner!

Next we have miss Liz from the Blue Eyed Owl.

She writes:

Hi, I’m Liz. I am the author of The Blue Eyed Owl, a blog about all things vintage, handmade and my life as mom, wife and indie business owner. I run an online vintage and handmade boutique on Etsy with retail space at The Main Street Antique Mall near my home in Mesa, AZ.

My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by the wildfires
in Texas. My family in Austin has been sending pictures and updating us on the damage, it is just devastating. Living in Arizona, I am no
stranger to wildfires. Our family cabin has been threatened several times and I have see the destruction first had. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you Texas!

Isn't she the sweetest? And her shop is pretty sweet too! I, for one, would love to own this vintage milk bowl:

Or perhaps these hand-made pinwheel bobbies? Yes please!

Annnnd, she's donating a $25 shop credit to the winner! Lucky ducks!

The next shop owner is actually the author of a blog that I sponsor. Diana has been great throughout this whole thing, blasting social media, sending out e-mails, writing on her blog. She rocks! Her shop rocks too. I mean, how cute/warm does this hand-knit cowl look? 

About herself she writes:

hey everybody! my name is dianapantz and i blog over here! i write about being vegan in the midwest, riding my bike and turning my hobby into a career. come over and hang out! i share fun projects, pictures of the everyday and other goodies.
i also run this shop where i sell winter wear [think headbands, hats, scarves and cowls], kids accessories [bow ties and babypantz!], and farmers market totes.

Diana is offering a $10 shop credit AND she's going to match a chunk of the donations we receive here!

And lastly, even though I do not own a shop, I wanted to contribute, so I am donating a $25 Starbucks gift card to the lucky winner, and I am matching the first $50 in donations.

So, are you ready to help?!

Here's how you win:

Mandatory entry: 
Donate $5 to a cause assisting in the Texas Wildfire relief effort and leave a comment. My post, and this post have some great ways you can help! If your entry is chosen, you will have to send proof{e-mail, picture of receipt of donated in-kind goods, etc.} of donation to get your loot!

Additional Entries:
Tweet, post on Facebook, or blog about this giveaway {up to two entries}. Feel free to use this {or to re-tweet!}: GIVEAWAY+ FUNDRAISER @AdvntrsNFlpFlps' blog featuring @GussySews, @blueeyedowl & @dianapantzmpls + $25 Starbucks gc!

Donate more! You may make up to 4 additional comments posted in $5 increments {if you win, you'll have to show that you really did donate this amount}.

That's 7 possible entries!

This giveaway is open until Friday, 9/16/2011 at midnight, CST, and is open to U.S. ONLY. The winner will be chosen via, will be announced on Saturday, September 16, and will have 48 hours to contact me. If the winner fails to do so in the alotted time, then I will be forced to choose another winner.

Good luck to everyone, and THANK YOU for your help! We all greatly appreciate it!


  1. Hey Lauren! What a great idea -- kudos to you for putting this together. I donated $25 through this website:

  2. Hi Lauren. Very great that you are doing this! I donated $25.00 to the State Fireman's Association of Texas I will also be posting about this on Facebook for you.

  3. great cause & great giveaway!

  4. And I'll plug this on FB too!

  5. I donated $15 to the Fireman's Assoc. of Texas! Great idea!!

  6. Shared link on fb as Good Natured {handmade crafts by Dani}!

  7. Comment 6 -- I finally remembered to post this on my Facebook page!