Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Having a Hoot! GIVEaWaY!

{{I cannot tell you how excited I have been for this day to come!}} 
This day means a trillion, bazillion things. It means a new, fresh start. For me professionally in my career. For my blog. For me personally since I have moved in with Dave. 

{{And you my luv's are A PART of it all!}} 

Today, July 6th, I am embarking on a new journey. I have been striving to meet this career goal and today my hard work is paying off. I have wanted this job for a L-O-N-G time now; since 2005 when I completed my last Master's in Higher Education.

So today while I am at work, I want you to enjoy this fun {{GIVEAWAY}} that I have sought out for you! 

Temple University, my new place of work, has a mascot; the OWL! Owls are associated with prosperity and wisdom. The first giveaway of the month of July is none other than an OWL! A very special OWL you see. 

This giveaway is for a HOot by April Foss. April has an adorable Etsy Shop and blog called I Sew Lucky. She is so fun, so sweet, and a caring mother to 5 lovely children! I love reading her blog and reading about all of her families adventures; especially trips to the lake. 
Owl bookend by April Foss, I Sew Lucky 
To help you get to know April a little bit better, I asked her a few questions about starting her Etsy shoppe and from where she gets her inspiration. I think you too will find her work lovely, her HOoTs a Must Have, and her blog a fun read! 
Another adorable Hoot bookend!
April also makes Hoot banners of various themes. She also makes rag dolls! 

1. What made you decide to open your etsy shoppe? 
I did a craft show a couple of years ago and then only was doing scrapbooking and paper supplies and few sewn purses and such. I saw these Owls in Pottery Barn magazine and thought i can do that!! My cousin Barb then got me to open a shop on Etsy, since she already had one (gingerleephotography.etsy.com...................her new shop. Ever since then I have been hooked. I am a SAHM so this was perfect for me!

2. Where do you find inspiration to create your lovely etsy wares?
I LOVE fabric so the fabric inspires me the most! Other peoples work, magazines just about anything I guess!

3. What brings you joy in your every day life?

My husband is the best and I could not do this and raise our 5 children if he was not the great dad he is!! My children of course bring me joy!! They are always making me smile about some silly or cute thing:) Don't get me wrong there are plenty of days when I think I can not take anymore.................then my husband comes home from work and all is better again!

{{The Having a Hoot! Giveaway will run from July 6-July 10 at 12pm est. A winner will be chosen by random.org by me!}}

Directions to enter the giveaway to win {{THIS}} HOOT:
{{Isn't she cute? Would be an adorable book end, decorative item, great gift! Luv! Luv! Luv!}}

Mandatory Entry: Visit April's Etsy Shoppe and leave a comment letting us know what your favorite item is. Please leave your email address and/or a way to contact you! 
For extra entries you can do the following {make sure you leave a comment for each}:
1. Follow my blog & leave a comment.
2. Follow April's blog
3. Follow me on twitter
4. Blog about this giveaway, {remember to come back & leave a link & comment}
5. Retweet on twitter "Join in the fun! Having a Hoot! Giveaway @hiyaluv http://hiyaluv.blogspot.com"

Good luck!

Luv & smiles,

{{Psst. I wanted a Hoot so badly and of course I can't enter in my own giveaway so I bought a Hoot for my new office! I can't wait til she arrives! :)}}

35 thoughts:

kirstyb said...

lol that owl made me giggle xxxxxx

Kayla said...

Of course I follow your blog!

Kayla said...

And I follow you on Twitter

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Gina, congrats on starting your new job!!! I hope your first day goes well [and you must share what color you decided on!!] And I LOVE these owls!!! How cute! Picking a favorite is hard, but I think mine is: http://www.etsy.com/listing/46965903/minky-soft-owl-and-amy-butler-flannel

Kayla said...

Aaaaand I tweeted about it!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I'm a'happily followin' you :]

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I now follow I Sew Lucky!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I twittered! :]

Lulu, Karl, Carlita, y Luke said...

ooo hoot to you!!! have a great day!

DiamondsandTulle said...

Sounds like a GREAT DAY Gina! The owl is a hoot! And of course I'm a follower!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Good luck today Gina!!!! I would totally pick out the bookends, those are adorable!

Valerie said...

Today is such a big day for you! I can't wait to hear about how it all went. Hope you're enjoying all the new exciting changes in your life!

What a great giveaway! My favorite is the Sprinkles the Owl...Amy Butler Fabric. They're all so cute though! I'm a follower.


Kristie said...

Yay! I'm so excited about your big day! I can't wait to hear all about it. What paint did you decide on?

Cool giveaway! I like the owl couple with the Amy Butler fabric. And of course I am a loyal follower! :)

WendyB said...

My, what big eyes they have.

Whimsical Creations said...

I adore April & her owls & dolls. One of my favorites is Minky Soft Owl designer fabrics.

melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

following you on twitter-melaniescrafts

melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

follow April's blog.

melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Annie said...

I love all of them! I think Pink the Owl is my favorite.

Annie said...

I follow your blog.

Annie said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Annie said...

And I follow April's blog.

Danielle said...

I did a giveaway with April and have her halloween banner! Too funny :)

Did you find her through my blog?

I'm a follower. Love her shop. So cute!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

Lillie the Dollie is my favorite!!!!

Tales of a Peanut said...

So cute! I love the rag dolls, especially the Bethy rag doll!!

Lesli said...

All the owls are cute, but I think my favorite is the Minky Soft Owl in the Amy Butler fabric.

Lesli said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Lesli said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Lesli said...

I tweeted

Vickie said...

I am now a follower of your blog. Hoot Hoot

Becca said...

All the hoots are cute!!!!! I can't choose a favorite!

And obviously I figured out how to comment :)

sgizas said...

Love April and her work :)

my current favorite in the shop is Pink the Dollie :)

sgizas said...

and I follow April's blog :)


Sweet Harper said...

I love the owl garland! Thanks for the lovely giveaway opportunity!

Sweet Harper said...

I follow your blog!

Sweet Harper said...

I follow you on Twitter!

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