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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

YOU did it!!!!

YOU all made it possible for me to reach 3000 fans and stay in business for a year! Not an easy job in todays economy!!! June 21 will mark the one year anniversary of my  first sale since becoming Night Owl! I am so excited, blessed, and happy! You have all been an amazing support system, and have helped me grow, in more ways than one! Thank you all so much! 
    To celebrate, I am going to attempt to do a giveaway a day for the month of June..so far i have 13 items to giveaway and am crossing my fingers that enough sponsors will come through to be able to give away something every single day! So, if you haven't already, you might as well subscribe by email over to the right, so you can stay updated on all of the latest and greatest...Facebook rules have changed, so winners will be announced on the blog as well which you will want to keep up on to see if it's you! 
Here are a few interesting facts about Night Owl that maybe you didn't know!

1. My youngest sister came up with the name after I was asked to sell some things in a boutique in Norco. I needed a name and asked her what I should be called...since I hardly sleep she said, Night Owl! Made sense to me! 
2. I TRY to keep everything I make OOAK(one of a kind) so that all items are unique and original. Even if I make the same dress, I will make only one in each size so that it is still OOAK!
3. I follow too many blogs and therefore have too many ideas rolling around in my head at all times! I am at a crossroads with my shop in simply not sure where I want to take it...I am capable of making so many things , do I stay upcycled and knits..do I venture into more wovens, do I make a 'seasonal line" and MTO(made to order) things..do I make things that just interest me at the moment....I am not sure where to go or even if that is something I should even be worried about...why can't I just make whatever I feel like making, right??? you tell me...there is a contact me form at the bottom of this post way down at the bottom....email me and tell me your thoughts! I take all things people tell me personally, so be nice...just let me know what you think!
    4. I have been 'upcycling' waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay before I knew what upcycling was!
5. I have dreams of opening an actual storefront...like a real boutique.
6. I take the time to actually try to know each and every one of my customers. You are not just a payment to me, you mean something to me. I can tell my friends and family who you are, what you buy from me, why you like me, what your kids names are, and probably a few other things about you , you didn't know I knew! I really do care about so many of you and take the time to get to know you!
7. I didn't learn to sew until I was 18! I didn't even get a serger until last year! But I knew I had to have one, and knew I could work wonders with one!
8. I wake up every day super excited to see pics you guys send me, and comments you leave me! You all really do give me something to look forward to every day!
9. I have literally a WALL of fabric and an entire wire rack shelf of tee-shirts to upcycle! I can't stop shopping for fabric and tees....yikes.
10. I truly love what I do, and fell truly blessed to be able to say that and MEAN it! Thank you again to all of you who support me! I love you all!

So without further ado......the first giveaway is Hautala Couture . I love this shop! Her signs are so fun and such a neat way to express yourself! Hautala Couture is so generous!!! Winner will have your choice of any sign in the shop!!!! ANY sign!!!!!!
Here are two of my faves!!!!


 *****GIVEAWAY CLOSED******

Here is how to enter:
Mandatory-*comment #1*
Visit Hautala Couture and leave a comment below telling me which sign you would choose if you won!

Additional Entry( must do all three) - *comment #2*
Become a follower of my blog(over there to the right under 'Follow')
Like Night Owl on facebook
Like Hautala Couture on facebook(let her know Night Owl sent you)


Bonus Entry(can only enter this entry if you have done the previous two entries)-*comment #3*
Subscribe to my blog by signing up with your email address over there to the right! *winners will be notified on this blog so you might as well!, Plus it will be a bonus entry on all the giveaways on here, so you might as well again! Don't forget to do the email verification once you fill it out by checking your email and clicking the link...otherwise it won't go through!

There you go...up to three ways to enter! Good Luck!

Giveaway will stay open for one week! Winner will be announced when it is verified that all entries have been met and posted here on this post.Due to new rules on Facebook winners will not be notified on Facebook at all.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

90 comments:

Patty A said...

I would pick the Custom Personalized Wedding Typography Art Decor.

paasfour@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the "all you need is love" sign!
Renea Pike
mikerenea55 at comcast dot net

Patty A said...

Comment #2 Followed, and because a fan for both.
paasfour@yahoo.com

Centsible mommy of 2 said...

I did all the extras for Number 2 :)
GFC name- Mikerenea55
FB name- Renea Pike
mikerenea55 at comcast dot net

Patty A said...

Subscribed :)
Patty Asfour
paasfour@yahoo.com

Laura said...

I would pick the play room rules sign, so adorable and perfect for my 3 little monkeys :)

LauraAmartz@gmail.com

Rebecca L said...

I like the playroom rules

Laura said...

Comment #2, I am a follower of your blog and I have liked both Night Owl and Hautala Couture on Facebook :)

Laura

LauraAmartz@gmail.com

Laura said...

Comment #3 I am a subscriber to your blog :) Thanks so much!
Laura

lauraAmartz@gmail.com

Rebecca L said...

Comment #2 I completed all 3 things

Rebecca L said...

Comment #3 I am a subscriber to your blog

Cakes by Kim said...

I absolutely love the abc I<3u one! So adorable!

I've liked both your facebook page and the vendors facebook page!

I'm a follower of your blog and signed up for email notifications.:)

All 3 steps complete!
disneymommy08@yahoo.com
Kim Hart :)

Samantha said...

I woud love the Personalized Name Plaque!
dmb161@aol.com

Samantha said...

Comment #2 completed!
dmb161@aol.com

Samantha said...

I'm an email subscriber.
dmb161@aol.com

sdheird said...

I love the Play Room Rules sign! It is all the things that I would like to see in my children, and sometimes even I need to be reminded!

Lani said...

Love the ABC word art sign

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Lani said...

Follow your blog

Lanigillett@hotmail.com

Lani said...

Follow you on facebook!

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felicia said...

Congrats to you!!! Love reading your interesting facts :) I'd pick the "All You Need is Love" sign.

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felicia said...

Did all of the steps for comment 2 ;)

felicia said...

I subscribed

pinksarahh said...

I like the Playroom sign also! If only I had a playrooom! :)

pinksarahh said...

Night Owl Blog Follower and I like both of you on Facebook! :)

pinksarahh said...

I subscribed by email to your blog also!

Sara Burdick said...

I would choose the wine sign. love it!

sdally@hotmail.com
FB name sara dally burdick

sara burdick said...

did all three

sdally@hotmail.com
sara dally burdick

sara burdick said...

subcribed by email

sdally@hotmail.com
sara dally burdick

Domestic Diva said...

I like the all you need is love sign, though would love it even more if it wasn't pink. Fab stuff!

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Nicole said...

I would get the personalized wedding sign or the playroom rules sign! I love them both:)

nreding@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

Comment #2 - did all 3 - YAY!!!

nreding@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

I subscribed by email too:)

nreding@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

like night owl on FB
JANICE CARPENTER

Anonymous said...

liked H. Couture on FB
JANICE CARPENTER

Anonymous said...

I would love the ABC I love you sign =)
janice carpenter

Anonymous said...

I would love the ABC I love you sign

<3 Cynthia Smith

Cynthia Smith said...

I am a follower :)
Of course I am a fan on Facebook &
I now am in LOVE with Hautala Couture

Cynthia Smith <3

Cynthia Smith said...

I am a subscriber to your blog :) Thanks so much!
<3
Cynthia Smith

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of Night Owl on FB. Also already follow your blog. And a new fan of Hautala Couture. I love the "playroom rules". Thanks for a chance to win and congrats on 3000 fans and your 1 year anniversary! :)
Karla Statema frid66@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the All you need is love! Great stuff:)

lynchmob@telus.net

Anonymous said...

Follow, like and like:)

lynchmob@telus.net

Anonymous said...

E-mail subscriber:)

lynchmob@telus.net

Splash of Color said...

Awesome giveaway! I would totally pick the playroom rules sign. So adorable!
Erin Noie
erinnoie@hotmail.com

Splash of Color said...

all steps for comment 2 completed :P
Erin Noie
erinnoie@hotmail.com

Splash of Color said...

I am an email subscriber!
Erin Noie
erinnoie@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Said Hi on Facebook to Hautala Couture; Already am a Night Owl fan and blog follower!

Erin Smith
ewilkinson@mgtcontrol.com

Anonymous said...

I am a blog subsriber already!

Erin Smith
ewilkinson@mgtcontrol.com

Anonymous said...

I have 3 favorites but I love the name plaque, abc's and playroom sign. They are all great! What a tough choice!

Erin Smith
ewilkinson@mgtcontrol.com

Amanda Kay said...
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Trisha said...

My favorite sign I would choose if I won would be either a personalized lastname plaque or the Alphabet sign. :)

Trisha said...
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Trisha said...

I also subscribe to your blog via email. ;)

Trisha said...

Redo of entry #2 - I am a blog follower and a fan of both Night Owl and Hautala Couture.

Cathy said...

I love the "All you need is love" sign!

Cathy said...

I am already a blog follower and fan of Night Owl on FB. Am now a fan of Hautala Couture on FB.

Cathy said...

I already subscribe to your blog! Love the emails!

Julicia's Creations said...

fOLLOWING YOUR BLOG NOW

Julicia's Creations said...

if i could pick a sign it would be the soldier one but would put the Marines instead Awesome sign

Julicia's Creations said...

Now I subscribed to your emails

Julicia's Creations said...

Also a new fan of Haute

A Family Completed... said...

I would love Custom Personalized Wedding Typography Art Decor
Thanks for the chance
TonyaMCrain [at] aol.com

A Family Completed... said...

blog follwer and like both on FB and left some love: Tonya C.

A Family Completed... said...

I subscribe: Tonya C.

Lauren said...

Entry 1: I Love the abc sign. Perfect for my daughter to learn from, and it's adorable!

Lauren Bolland
BetterOffBlonde@msn.com

Lauren said...

Entry 3: I follow the blog, am a fan of Night Owl and Hautala Couture on Facebook

Lauren Bolland
BetterOffBlonde@msn.com

Lauren said...

entry 3: I subscribe to your blog!!

Lauren Bolland
BetterOffBlonde@msn.com

SummerSorbet said...

I think I like your favorite also, the Rules wall art. She has some really nice ones.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

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SummerSorbet said...

I Become a follower of your blog via GFC, I Like Night Owl on facebook and I Like Hautala Couture on facebook.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

I subscribed to your blog via email.
~Darlene Arnold
snacee@scottsboro.org

Agnes said...

I can't decide between the Playroom Rules Wall Art and the ABC I Love U signs, they're both lovely!

artysan(at)peacemai.com

Agnes said...

#2 I follow your blog, and Like Night Owl and Hautala Couture on FB.

artysan(at)peacemail.com

Agnes said...

#3 I subscribe to your blog

artysan(at)peacemail.com

Lisa Dominy said...

Love the ABC I Love U Sign, but the Playroom Rules Sign is awesome!

dominyl(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Lisa Dominy said...

Entry #2: Follow Your Blog, Like Both on facebook and left some love! :)

Lisa Dominy said...

I subscribe to your blog!

dominyl(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Comptonhouse said...

Ooh I have to choose. Its hard bc I love them all, but I'd love to have the ABC I Heart U for my little girls playroom.

Comptonhouse said...

I am a follower on your FB page.

Comptonhouse said...

I liked @ became a follower of Hautale Couture. I left a post saying you had sent me.

Andrea said...

I love the sign with the description of a boy

Andrea Harger
s_harger@hotmail.com

Andrea said...

Did all three for the extra extry

Andrea Harger
s_harger@hotmail.com

Andrea said...

Subscribe to blog for the bonus entry

Andrea Harger
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Anonymous said...

Entry #1: My favorite sign would have to be "Relax.. a long bath can fix almost anything" :)

Annie Bartlett
one_irish_qt@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Entry #2: I follow your blog, aaf of your page and liked Hautale Couture and left some love

Annie Bartlett
one_irish_qt@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Entry #3: I subscribed to your blog!!

Annie Bartlett
one_irish_qt@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

Entry #1 I like the definition of a boy sign. As the mom of only boys, I can attest to it. A noise with dirt on it. Cracks me up.
Entry #2 I like both pages on FB. I commented that you sent me to Hautala :)
Entry#3 I am a follower of your blog :)

Emma said...

Definitely the playroom sign, perfect for my 4 little angels.

Already a fan of night owl and now a fan of hautale coutoure

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