Archive for September 24th, 2009
The other day, I happened across the cutest treat bags on Etsy. I wanted a special treat bag for my daughter’s second Halloween but wasn’t’ willing to spend over twenty dollars on a personalized one. Luckily I didn’t have to search for long! I found exactly what I was looking for at an Etsy shop called “Name That Thing“.
Name That Thing is owned and operated by Chrissy, a mom of 2 boys and a girl. At her store you’ll find all sorts of affordable totes, aprons, flags, baby gifts, and more. Most items if not all can be customized with any saying or name that you would like.
I interviewed Chrissy for my Etsy meet and greet and here is what she had to say!
Why did you decide to start doing this on Etsy and how long have you been? This site has only been up for 2 months but I have been on Etsy a year now with 4crazyladies. I started selling on etsy because I am a stay at home mom and love to sew.
After I started sewing dresses on my other site, I wanted to put initials on them so I got an embroidery machine. That started my love to personalize, so I opened namethatthing so I can put names on everything.
After having 2 boys, I got my girl and that changed everything. It made my creative side come out full throttle.
I love to shop so I tied the two together. I find great deals on things everyone loves and I just mark it up enough to pay for the personalization. That is how I can sell these things so cheap.
In five years you’d like to be…? Continuing to make my customers happy. It makes me happy and it gives me the ability to stay home with my kids and raise them with their mother always by their side.
I don’t know about you but I will definitely be checking out Name That Thing again for gifts for my friends and family. I know I’ll be able to find items at great prices that can be personalized to add that extra special touch!
(note: I’ll be adding photos of the bag I custom ordered just as soon as it arrives!)
How Would You Like to Win a Treat Bag of your own? Chrissy has generously offered one my readers the chance to win their choice of any $8.00 value Halloween trick or treat bag from her store!
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This contest will run until Sunday, October 10th, 2009. The winner will have 48 hrs to reply and send their name and address for shipping. Please send your choice of bag and what name you would like added to it for speed in delivery.
By Mary Connealy / Barbour Publishing
Get ready for a fun and suspenseful Christmastime romance. Trouble follows singer Annette Talbot to Wyoming-and rancher Elijah Walker finds himself directly in its path. Though still wounded by the betrayal of his ex-fiancie, Elijah finds himself attracted to the secretive singer. When it appears Annie is a threat to his mother’s life, Elijah must decide if Annie’s deep faith and love of God is genuine or if it’s all just a ruse. He decides to trust her-until he discovers she’s a wanted woman. As Christmas draws near, will Elijah respond to God’s gentle persuasion to find the truth before he loses Annie forever?
This was my first Mary Connealy book and it definitely won’t be my last! This story was an adventure from beginning to the end! Nothing but excitement and wonder can be found in all the in-between. I finished reading this book in a day because I refused to put it down till I knew how it ended!
I enjoyed the characters quite a bit and on more than one occasion they brought a smile to my face and also kept me on the edge of my seat through some of their choices and actions!
I appreciated the faith found in Annette the lead lady character in this story. Though she loved the Lord with every bit of herself she still made some choices that weren’t too smart but came to realize her mistakes as well as triumphs through God’s hand in this story.
Main man Elijah being eaten up by the death of his father through his fiancie consumes him and through out the story you’ll find him struggling to want to trust any woman again.
I don’t want to give anything away but would encourage you to check this book out! I give it 4 stars!