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Entries in Think Spring Blog Party (11)

Monday
Apr262010

Think Spring! Blog Party:: The Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Think Spring! Blog Party, we appreciate your support! We will be planning another fabulous party for this summer, so if you have a business you would like to promote {For FREE} please contact me asap and I'll put you on the list!

Here are all the lucky winners from last week's party! Congratulations ladies! And, a special thanks to all of our fabulous mom businesses that donated the terrific prizes!

250 Custom Business Cards from Market Mommy:: Heather
Month of free advertising on Market Mommy {website and e-newsletter}:: Leilani
A Turn Back Time Capsule sample with three days Celloxylin Skin Care , one day Lifeoxylin Elixir and two days Sugar Beet Crystal/Papaya Enzyme Microscrub from Apriori Beauty:: K
Winner's choice of a set of Ficklets from Ficklets:: Julie
$30 Limited Edition Collection Gift Certificate from Heavenly Flower:: Susan
$10 Limited Edition Collection Gift Certificate from Heavenly Flower:: Shannon
$10 Limited Edition Collection Gift Certificate from Heavenly Flower:: Nicole
One bag of My Homemade Organic Granola and one 1/4 Lb. nut cluster from Nicole’s Homemade Treats:: Krista
Gift certificate for 50% off one online item from Heather Hill Clothing:: Leilani
Island Coconut Oatmeal Soap from BellaHoney Body Care:: Susan
Facial Mud Masque from BellaHoney Body Care:: Krista
A punch out mini guitar pick charm from Metal Pressions:: Julie

If you haven't received an e-mail yet, you will shortly!

Wednesday
Apr212010

Think Spring! Blog Party:: Metal Pressions

Who:: Elisha @ Metal Pressions
Business Established:: Seven years ago.
What she does:: Metal Pressions handcrafts the finest personalized silver and gold jewelry. For as long as Elisha can remember she has been dabbling in all things crafty. Her forays into the handmade crafts and jewelry world started back in her college days with custom designed oil lamps that she sold to local shops. As time went on her horizons expanded into other types of crafts like stamping and scrapbooking. Around 7 years ago she was introduced into the world of hand stamped and handcrafted keepsake and photo jewelry by a close friend. Her skill and expertise developed quickly as did her passion for making beautiful jewelry.

At the time her full time career limited her to practicing her craft as a part time affair or, as her husband likes to describe it, an accelerated hobby. Like many other hand made jewelry designers around the country, the crossover from part time hobby to full time work came when Elisha left her career to raise her children. In her spare moments she somehow found the time to grow her business.
How she finds balance:: We don’t. It’s all one big blur. All kidding aside, this is a full time affair for me and my husband so we can share the responsibilities of family and work to get it all done.
Her best advice:: 1% inspiration & 99% perspiration. That’s our formula.
Get it now:: 30% off anything on the site. Use coupon code: MMP30 . This coupon will be limited to the first 10 people to checkout. And, it will expire 4/30/10.
What they are giving away:: A punch out mini guitar pick charm {chain not included} with any of these shaped cutouts.
Play and win:: What is your favorite mom-related inspirational quote?

To register for THIS prize, comment on THIS post with the answer to the play and win question above.


Extra Credit::
You can earn an extra entry each day by doing any of the following and then leaving a comment {with link} about it. Follow us on twitter, tweet about the blog party, blog about the party, follow this blog, grab our blog’s button, fan us, or sign up for the Market Mommy newsletter. All comments on this post close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 23.

Wednesday
Apr212010

Think Spring! Blog Party:: BellaHoney Body Care

Who:: Anayansi Matles @ BellaHoney Body Care AND she's on Etsy!
Business Established:: 2008
What she does:: BellaHoney Body Care seeks to introduce consumers to spa experience in their own home. Our products are naturally-focused and made with the finest butters, bath salts, olive oil soaps, and organic soaps combined into products that pamper the body and soothe the soul. Utilizing natural and pure ingredients such as cocoa butter, shea butter, macadamia nut oil, and organic avocado oil. My line of products consist of handmade products; Body Scrubs, Cold Process soap/French Milled, Facial treatments, etc.


I started my business because my daughter and I suffer from dry skin and tried different products that did not really agree with our skin. After trying different brands and being tired of spending money on overly priced skin care products, I decided to create a line of Natural Body Butters that people can afford and also great for your skin.

How she finds balance:: It is a little hard balancing family life when a have a full time job besides my business. But making handmade products is my passion and I love it so there is always time for my business.
Her best advice:: The one advice that I have for other mom business owners is stay positive and continue to be strong.
Get it now:: Safe 10% from www.bellahoneybodycare.com on any purchase of $10.00 or more by using code: BLOGPARTY2010.
What they are giving away:: Two winners! Island Coconut Oatmeal Soap AND Facial Mud Masque.
Play and win:: What is your favorite ‘flavor’ of French milled soap?

To register for THIS prize, comment on THIS post with the answer to the play and win question above.


Extra Credit::
You can earn an extra entry each day by doing any of the following and then leaving a comment {with link} about it. Follow us on twitter, tweet about the blog party, blog about the party, follow this blog, grab our blog’s button, fan us, or sign up for the Market Mommy newsletter. All comments on this post close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 23.

Wednesday
Apr212010

Think Spring! Blog Party:: Nicole’s Homemade Treats

Who:: Nicole Varrenti @ Nicole’s Homemade Treats

Business Established:: I opened my Etsy shop in August of 2008 with one product, my granola. Then in March 2009 I decided to add other products that I make/sell locally and advertise.
What she does:: Go Ahead and Indulge! Nicole's Homemade Treats is an LLC operating out of New York State. All my products are prepared in my fully licensed kitchen. (NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets) I am a stay out mom of two lovely little men! Zachary and Gabriel. They are the joys of my life and make my days brighter! Candy making, it is a great stress reliever and creative outlet for me! Selling my products locally and online is a fun and rewarding endeavor!

I make only all natural, preservative free products, and use as many organic ingredients as possible. My products may not have the shelf life of store bought products, no worries! They won't last very long! The packaging products I use are considered "green" because they are made using recycled products, or come from ecologically conscious companies. I am really conscious about who I purchase my products from - the majority come from local companies, farms, and shops, however if that is not possible I buy from companies that are known to be eco-friendly/green themselves.

All my products are made in small batches to preserve the taste and quality of the product, and to ensure that there is no waste. I hope you enjoy eating my "treats" as much as I like making them!

How she finds balance:: I do not know the answer to that. I just do! I am a very organized (or anal as my husband says) person so I guess that helps!
Her best advice:: Find what you like to do and do it well! If you are going to do something go all the way and do your best. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and sets a good example for your children.
Get it now:: Promotion: Free 1/4 nuts cluster with any purchase over $5.00 (a $3.25 value) Code: MMNUT AND/OR 15% Off any order over $25.00 (excluding shipping) Code: MM15OFF Please place code in notes to seller upon checkout. Discount will be refunded.
What they are giving away:: One bag of My Homemade Organic Granola AND one 1/4 Lb. nut cluster
Play and win:: Please visit my shop and tell us your favorite treat and why?

To register for THIS prize, comment on THIS post with the answer to the play and win question above.


Extra Credit::
You can earn extra entry each day by doing any of the following and then leaving a comment {with link} about it. Follow us on twitter, tweet about the blog party {include @MarketMommy in your tweet too!}, blog about the party, follow this blog, grab our blog’s button, fan us, or sign up for the Market Mommy e-newsletter. All comments on this post close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 23.

Friday
Apr162010

Think Spring! Blog Party:: Heather Hill Clothing

Who:: Heather Lanker @ Heather Hill Clothing
Business Established:: Started my business 8 years ago after I had my first daughter. It has changed through the years but currently I sell online and own the Heather Hill retail store.
What she does:: I sell handmade children’s clothing (ages infant to sz.8) online and at my retail store. Also, online there is an option to design your own clothing using our web dolls…really fun to do with your kids! We're on facebook too!
How she finds balance:: Now that my kids are in school things are easier. I do draw all my patterns, grade them, sew and design all of my clothing. I can do this now that I have a storefront. It has a back room where I have all my sewing machines and equipment, so I work here now. I used to work from my home which was more challenging because work is always there. I felt like any free time I had I needed to work. With separating the two it’s easier leaving things at the store.
Her best advice:: It’s ok to not know what you are doing! Just keep moving forward and make decisions to help grow the business, most mistakes will help your business get better.
Get it now:: 15% off your entire online order through April ‘10. Just shoot me an email letting me know you are a reader and I will refund the difference through Paypal.
What they are giving away:: Gift certificate for 50% off one online item (design your own included)
Play and win:: What is your favorite accessory at Heather Hill?

To register for THIS prize, comment on THIS post with the answer to the play and win question above.

Extra Credit::
You can earn extra entry each day by doing any of the following and then leaving a comment {with link} about it. Follow us on twitter, tweet about the blog party {include @MarketMommy in your tweet too!}, blog about the party, follow this blog, grab our blog’s button, fan us, or sign up for the Market Mommy e-newsletter. All comments on this post close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 23.