Etsy-Name That Thing Review and Giveaway

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il_430xN.91197998The 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.

il_430xN.91018981I 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!

To Enter:
Visit Name That Thing and let me know first which bag you would choose if you won and who it would be for and second tell me another item that you like 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.