Saturday, June 2, 2012

Today's my birthday, a giveaway and other fun news

Hello Dear Readers!

Yes, today is my birthday, and I thought that I would celebrate by having a giveaway that would run from today (June 2nd) through June 25th, which is my husband's birthday. We often do Hobbity birthdays, where we buy gifts for others, rather than get gifts ourselves, although my husband and son got me a Kindle Touch (yea!) and a beautiful holder for my glasses, since every time I take them off I end up forgetting where I put them and spend much time looking for them--I think it is the house elves playing tricks, personally!

Anywhoo--since this is a birthday themed giveaway, the giveaway item will be a surprise! Not to worry though, it will be something perfect for summer! Also, if I get to 110 followers, there will be a second gift given away! So tell your friends! The giveaway is open to followers in the US and Canada.

Entering is easy!
  • Post a comment here on my blog for one entry and new followers are always welcome!
  • Share a story about your favorite (or worst!) birthday, or your favorite flavor of birthday cake--mine is carrot by the way! for an extra entry!
  • Post on your blog or sidebar for an extra entry as well--2 if you do both!
  • Post a comment on my Facebook Page-- https://www.facebook.com/Jar.O.Buttons and join my page for 2 extra entries! Tweet about it too for an extra entry! https://twitter.com/#!/Jar_O_Buttons
  • That makes a total of 7  entries! The winner will be chosen using the number generator on Random.org
And yes! Today IS my birthday! It sure seems like they come faster every year, but I am very thankful for all the joys in my life--a loving husband, a daughter and a step son and my little man who was quite the surprise 14 months ago! And great friends and a thriving business that just keeps getting busier and busier! On that score, I have joined The Olde Country Cupboard Wholesale Market this past week and I have already had my first sale, with more to come, I am sure! Thank you Donna!

On the other fun news, I have had several people ask me if my dollies are child friendly--alas, no they are not, they are 'pretty to look at and nice to hold' but are probably best left as collectibles, so I am going to start making child friendly dolls and toys as well! I am putting together a new store on Etsy so stay tuned for more news on the new store! I think it will be a fun venture and will dove-tail nicely with Buttons. Really looking forward to it! I am going to have child friendly squishy lovey dolls, clothing, other toys and some other fun items!