Thursday, September 06, 2012

Atticus and Cole giveaway

 

Because Blogger won’t let me put punctuation in the title… let me throw in the exclamation points here!!!!!!!  Super duper excited to finally get to do this – because y’all know how much I love Etsy and right now I’m just surrounding myself with as many happy things as possible.

 

But first…

the obligatory First Day of First Grade picture.  The kid pretty much only keeps Momma around to do laundry and dole out gummy vitamins.  Can you believe that apparently the mere sight of me in the doorway elicits this mortified reaction?!?

 

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I couldn’t be offended, because I was laughing so hard.

Seriously… the poor kid!

 

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(His sweet deskmate has no idea what to make of me.  I may or may not have been making monkey faces and speaking gibberish.  I fully plan to do this for every single first day of his entire scholastic career.  The lifetime benefit of childbirth payback :)

 

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Now… onto the reason y’all are really here.  A GIVEAWAY!

(insert jazz hands)

 

Introducing Kimberly from the Atticus & Cole Etsy shop!

 

I first stumbled across this:

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(all pictures are clickable links)

…which was all kinds of happy.  It originally had space across the bottom to customize with a special date or name… and I loved the doodling and asked her just to fill it in.  This pretty thing is at my desk right now – making me smile.

 

So after I fell in love with that… I happened upon this sweetie and it kind of sort of came to live with me too.

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That “wish” reminded me of my favorite saying and I asked if she could do a custom piece.  She didn’t know what she was in for… who knew mustaches could be so much work?  It truly was a labor of love :)

 

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Somehow I managed not to ruin her fingers or enthusiasm with it, and convinced her to knock out a truly custom piece… a fun punch of color for our otherwise neutral family room.

 

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Seriously… how cool is that?!?  She rocked the outline and I’m smitten!

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Kimberly has generously offered one of you lucky ducks a hoop art piece from her shop! (Would it be poor form for me to enter my own giveaway?)  So let me introduce you guys to the artist herself:

 

What kind of art does your shop carry?
A: Atticus & Cole has hand embroidery art of all kinds. Lots of hoop embroidery art, but also embroidered onesies, napkins, canvasses & more. I will be adding some new stuff soon. Oh, and there are also girls hair accessories listed right now.

(She also does some pretty cute embroidered jewelry!)

 

Do you do custom requests?
A: Yes! Some of my favorite projects have been custom work.

(I assume that means she has forgiven me for the mustache.)

 


What’s your family like?
A: Crazy! Oh, that wasn't what you were looking for. :) I am happily married with 2 beautiful kids, 1 girl & 1 boy. I couldn't be more blessed. But, it is crazy. All the time. We live in the mountains of NC (beautiful) and have 2 dogs and 1 cat (which probably adds a good bit to the craziness). Enzo, our cat, acts like he was raised with lions.

 


Any funny human tricks you can do?
A: I've got nothing.

(I, for one, refuse to believe that a person exists who doesn’t have one… I vote that her kids get to answer this question :)

 


Greatest accomplishment?
A: My kids. Does everyone say this? It's true though. Sure there are other things, but they pale in comparison to how proud I am of my kids.

(She sounds kind of awesome.  Like she wouldn’t humiliate them with monkey faces and gibberish at school…)

 


Hobbies/favorite charities?
Well, embroidery for one, obviously! I like to sew, but am too impatient for patterns, so I just wing it. I also love to read and run. And the Lupus Foundation is my favorite charity. It hits close to home, and thus is close to my heart.

 

(Love talented people who have a passion.)

 


Would you rather swim across a river that is filled with crocodiles
- OR -
spend the night on an island where man-eating tigers live?

(umm yeah… totally blowing raspberries at King Julien for that epic Battle of the Blogs win :)

A: B, spend the night on an island where man-eating tigers live. I feel like I would have a better chance of hiding and using my brains to evade them, whether I would be able to or not is debatable. I do not want to be stuck in the water where I can't see what is around me and I know I couldn't out swim them. I have snorkeled in murky waters before and was terrified!

(Personally, I think she already lives with Enzo the Lion and knows how to tame him… she’s got a leg up on all of us!)

 

I can vouch for the fact that she is just as fun in Etsy conversations and I hope that you guys enjoy her shop as much as I do!

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Don’t miss this… Kimberly is offering a 10% off code for you guys!  Enter GIVEAWAY in the checkout for your super-sekrit deal!

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Check out a few other favorites:

 

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owlcanvas art for little adventurers

 

 

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For a priceless way to save those precious drawings (from a certain embarrassed little first grader), I love her embroidered children’s artwork!

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Now I’m totally on the hunt for the perfect family drawing where he doesn’t make me look like the Michelin Man…

 

And when I saw this…

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…I was reminded of the annual school picture I take of Itty Bit out by the monkey tree.  Cute little crazy-haired silhouette!

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Itty Bit would like to please direct your attention to the super-cool glasses with the lighting bolts behind the ears.  His mother would like to please direct your attention to how tight those little buggers are and the fact that she is convinced they are squeezing his brain and causing a temporary compulsion to ignore everything his mother says.  Oh help me, I hope it’s temporary!

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So… the rules.  I love when bloggers give you a million ways to enter.  For this prize, the only mandatory entry is that you visit the Atticus & Cole shop and tell us your favorite item.

 

Heart her shop for another entry.

Like her new Facebook page for an extra entry.

If you’re a follower of Once Upon A Miracle… BAM, another entry.

Want to blog about it?  Leave us the link and get FIVE entries.

Are you on Twitter?  Tweet for two more entries daily!

No pressure… bonus entry for following us on Twitter here.

 

And if you’re game for some Extra Credit…an entry every day for your favorite school prank memories.  And if you were more the Principal’s Office type… an entry for every tale of your scholastic antics.

 

See… we make it easy for you.  And we’re trying out Rafflecopter (yippee), so bear with us if things look wonky for a bit.  Until Friday!

Don’t forget the GIVEAWAY code to use for 10% off!

 

Go forth and enter!

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

26 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Happy first day, kiddo! We are on day 4 at my school, bring on the weekend!

Love those embroidery hoops! I have some like those hanging near my bed!

MrsMann said...

I got one in by clicking her <3 Favorite link.

I tried to like her facebook page, but the link isn't working.

GunDiva said...

I have to win! Don't you want to see Beel's fine art in embroidery? Now, in anticipation of winning, I just have to choose which piece of art needs to be immortalized.

GunDiva said...

Stupid raffle thing isn't letting me in. *pouts*

I'll try again later.

Emmy said...

I love the giraffe- it is so cute! Would totally get that for Ryder's room!

stephanie said...

what a cutie! hope this school year is great!!!

Bethany said...

I don't know which I love more, the hoops or the beautiful hair accessories. My favorite hoop was the field of flowers. Love the cheerful flowers.

Kandi said...

wish-in-blues i think would be my favorite. or wish-in-yellow or girl-in-rain or wish-in-silver or colorful-flowers or field-of-daisies. Maybe field-of-daisies would be my favorite.....

And I was home-schooled, so no school pranks to tell. :(

Buttercup said...

They're all great, but I think my favorite is Oh Happy Day. The colors are wonderful.

Krulls in Haiti said...

Awesome first day pictures!! I am in love with the "Oh happy Day" hoop, so so colorful, which is my favorite!

Krulls in Haiti said...

School prank... it involved a note home saying I had been sent to the principal's office from my teacher... who was in total cahoots with me for April Fools Day in 2nd grade... favorite teacher ever!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I am IN LOVE with her stuff! SUCH a cool shop and giveaway!

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

so some how I missed this, what with all the photo shoots and the homeschooling, I have not been keeping up with my blog reading ( tsk tsk).. but I wanna win,,,,,,and I will make time for other enteries

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

and I am a follower of once upon a miracle

danette said...

Ok I think I biffed the entry... clicked too fast and didn't get to answer the question, but I checked out the Etsy store and love the children's artwork one - that is awesome! :)

Floortime Lite Mama said...

adore Oh happy day

SHANA said...

Love the girl in rain hoop

Buckeroomama said...

I think it's a boy thing... J was a bit embarrassed that I was waving to him at school, but Z was waving back crazily and blowing kisses at me. :)

I love her embroidered napkins!!

Candice said...

Oh my gosh, he is so cute! And you know I have a soft spot for little boys in glasses. :)

Candice said...

I love the Oh Happy Day wall hanging. Too cute!

Candice said...

Oh, and I'm your newest follower. :)

Nancy said...

Well, for some reason when I went to type in my favorite item it wouldn't let me! It's definitely the quote "And though she be but little, she is fierce." from a Midsummer Night's Dream! Hopefully this will count towards my entry! :)

melissa said...

the owl!

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