Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Friday of Birthday Week + Hiya Luv Giveaway!

We've made it to Friday! Hooray! Four whole days of giveaways down, and two left! And away we go!

The next birthday week giveaway host is a super cute, super nice handmade crafter, Gina from Hiya Luv. I seriously think she is one of the sincerely nicest bloggers I've ever met!

{Meet Gina!}




Tell us about yourself!

My name is Gina! I am a full-time student affairs professional, blogger, crafter, doggy momma, busy bee. I am engaged to the love of my life and we are always traveling or doing something. I rarely sit still and enjoy tweeting, blogging, and etsying more than I would have ever imagined.

While in college I spent 6 months studying abroad at the University of Reading outside of London. I had a great time and traveled to many places and experienced many things in Europe and the United Kingdom. It was during my time in the UK that I fell in love with the moniker that many gentlemen {or blokes} use towards ladies, "Hiya Luv" and have since used it as my AIM, Yahoo Messenger name, emails; or for anything and everything!



What made you decide to open up shop?

I decided to open up shop because I have always loved to sew and create. As long as I can remember I have been sewing, cross stitching, crafting, and doing anything that involved making something from scratch. I get such joy and pleasure out of taking something and molding it into something unique and one of a kind. No two items in my shop are the same. Every stitch is unique and different and that is so special.



Where do you get your inspiration?

I find inspiration in everyday beauty. I am a girlie girl at heart so I love to make my handmade wares have a feminine flare or delicate glamour to them. Bows, flowers, pretty colors, and whimsical patterns make my heart skip a beat-and that is what you will most likely find in my shop!


Where is your dream vacation spot, and why?

My dream vacation spot is anywhere in London. I adore London so much; particularly in a British museum, pub, or at the Ritz for a spot of tea and scones.



Time for the fun!

Gina is generously giving away a $25 gift certificate to her shop, Hiya Luv!


How to enter:

{You must be a follower of Food, Wine, & Mod Podge to be eligible}

Visit Hiya Luv and let me know what you would buy with your gift certificate!

For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each):

2. Become a follower of Gina's blog
3. Tweet it, blog it, or share it on Facebook (include link -- separate comment for each)
4. Follow @hiyaluv and @foodwinemodpodg on Twitter
5. Heart (follow) Hiya Luv on Etsy


This giveaway closes at midnight on Wednesday, March 9th. Winners of this and all the giveaways this week will be announced on Thursday, March 10th.

And please make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Thanks Gina!



Don't forget to stop by again tomorrow for the 6th and final birthday week giveaway! And if you're just joining us, feel free to look back and enter one of the other giveaways from this week!

35 comments:

  1. What a great blog! I was sent over by Mod Podge Rocks! You have the cutest stuff! Now I am even more excited to learn about Gina's Blog! :) Thanks for sharing. I would get A Little Bird Told Me Handmade Clutch with the gift certificate! Beyond Cute!! Thanks again for sharing! I just started blogging myself... I'm a baby blogger... and I hope someday to be just as inspired as you all!

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  2. I have also started follwing Gina's Blog! Her stuff is adorable! :)

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  3. I would buy Mini Luv Pleated Zipper Pouch Abigail Wallet
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  4. I follow Gina's blog.
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  5. I follow you both on Twitter @bbgoad
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  6. I like the Fleur Damask Blossom pins!

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  7. I follow you. She just has so many amazing things it makes it hard to choose!

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  8. Love the blossom pins! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I now follow Gina's blog also

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  10. The "pink lemonade" wristlet is adorable!

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  11. I have a new iPod and the mini luv pouch would be perfect.

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  12. I just got a Kindle, so I would probably choose an eReader case. :)

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  13. I love the pink lemonade wristlet clutch

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  14. I heart her shop (yesteacher)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  15. I follow you both on twitter! (@yes_teacher)

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  16. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/yes_teacher/status/44028764543401984

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  17. i really love the Mini Zippered Pouches she has! :)

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  18. i follow Gina's blog! :)

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  19. I follow both @hiyaluv and @foodwinemodpodg on Twitter! :)

    @ZombieCupcake90
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  20. I heart(follow) her shop on etsy! :)
    http://www.etsy.com/people/CupcakeCatie?ref=si_pr

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  21. I love the A Little Birdie Told Me Handmade clutch pouch bag.

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  22. Same as above ^^ the little birdie clutch pouch

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  23. I subscribe to Hiya's bloggy blog now

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