Thursday, March 3, 2011

Oh, Sweet Joy -- It's Party Time!

Time to keep the good times rollin'! If you're just joining us, this is a week-long celebration for my birthday -- and the giveaways are going strong!


My next lovely lady sharin' her wares is Kim of Oh, Sweet Joy.

{Meet Kim!}


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What made you decide to open up shop?

After graduating from Texas A&M University in May of 2009 with a degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Chase (my husband) and I moved to Colorado. I was perfectly content working retail in our cute little mountain town. However, I got tired of that rather quickly and needed to fill this "creative" void that I felt. I started nannying for a family and made the boys cute little felt owls. It all snowballed after that! I started making headbands for myself and quickly had people begging for them. Later, I revisited my love for sewing apparel and designed a line of dresses for Spring/Summer 2010. After Chase & I spent some time doing overseas missions, I re-opened up shop and am doing this "handmade thing" full-time...and I.LOVE.IT. :)

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Where do you get your inspiration?

I live in a beautiful place (Boulder, CO) and I am constantly inspired by the beauty of God's creation. Mountains, vast & gorgeous blue skies, sunshine, and open land...I love to just take it all in and get inspired. Second to that, I get inspired by designer fabrics. When I shop online or go into fabric stores, I look at a fabric & know if a fabric says "skirt! dress! or coffee cuff!" I love finding unexpected color combinations and working them into a beautiful handbag or skirt.

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What is your most popular item?

Right now it's a three-way-tie between my carry-all totes (more specifically, the Arianna), the doubled-up rosette headband, and my coffee cuffs. I finally started thinking outside the box and am making my coffee cuffs more "boutique" style. Every month I come up with new designs and discontinue the previous month's designs. It's so fun to keep my mind working and coming up with new ideas.


Where is your dream vacation spot, and why?

Chase & I are blessed to have seen some really awesome places in the world. I've been to Paris, Africa, Malaysia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and we honeymooned in New Zealand. I think that New Zealand is the most beautiful place in the world and I'd go back in a heartbeat, but I'd love to see what Iceland has to offer. Greece would be second to that. I love travel and I think it's all about going to places that are unexpected.

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Let's get to the good stuff!

Kim is generously giving away a $20 gift certificate to her shop, Oh, Sweet Joy!


How to enter:

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

Visit Oh, Sweet Joy 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 Kim's blog
3. Tweet it, blog it, or share it on Facebook (include link -- separate comment for each)
4. Follow @ohsweetjoy and @foodwinemodpodg on Twitter


This giveaway closes at midnight on Tuesday, March 8th. Winners of this and all the giveaways this week will be announced on Thursday, March 10th.


And wait, there's more!

Kim is also giving away a 10% discount to all FWMP readers at her shop! Just enter foodwine10 at checkout!

Thanks Kim, you rock!



Don't forget to stop by again tomorrow as we keep the giveaways coming to celebrate my birthday!

75 comments:

  1. Cute cute cute! I think I'd buy a necklace? But I'd have a hard time deciding... maybe put it toward a tote? Everything is too pretty!

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  2. I'm a follower! I would definitely get a few earrings and maybe another coffee cup! I just bought the mustard and lace one on Tuesday! :)

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  3. Love everything! I think I'd get a doubled up rosette headband, it's just adorable!

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  4. I would love the Chelsea Tote--so adorable!! :)

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  5. And of course I follow y'all on the twitta.

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  6. I am a follower and its so hard to choose. There are so many great things!

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  7. I love the Arianna Ruffled Carry-All Tote! So adorable!!!!!

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  8. I'd definitely either go for the mustard lace cuff or the tote! Both so cute!
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  9. I follow you both on twitter!
    @daydreamincolor

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  10. I'm now a follower of Kim's blog!

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  11. Happy birthday again! I like the little owl kits.

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  12. 2 outta the 3 of us a MAJOR coffee drinkers so we'd buy 2 coffee cuffs and our 3rd partner...well, she'll just have to buy something else on her own dime (which would likely be The Arianna bag in gray)!

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  13. I am a follower.

    I would choose either the coffee cuff or the Owl Kit.

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  14. I would get 2 DIY Owl Kits!

    I am a follower!

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  15. I would get one of the great carry all bags and use it as a diaper bag!

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  16. I'm now a follower of Kim's blog.

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  17. I need a coffee cuff with a "choose my own ruffle color" in green, and some button earrings in "fresh cut grass." Can you tell my favorite color is green?

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  18. I now follow both of you on Twitter :) [@growingsweetpea]

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  19. I would buy the vintage wallpaper fabric necklace :)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  20. I follow Kim's blog!

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  21. I follow you both on twitter :)
    (@yes_teacher)
    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  22. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/yes_teacher/status/43401305347198976

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  23. I'd love the "The Arianna" Ruffled Carry-All Tote - Innocent Crush
    hlkinsey@yahoo.com

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  24. I follow Kim's blog!

    hlkinsey@yahoo.com

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  25. I tweeted! @hlkinsey

    hlkinsey@yahoo.com

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  26. I follow both on Twitter! @hlkinsey

    hlkinsey@yahoo.com

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  27. I just became a follower of Kim's blog! and i would love to use my $20 on one of her super cute bags...I just have to pick which one I like best...or maybe i will pick 2 :) I am a big fan of the grey one..

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  28. I would buy a Mustard & Lace - Coffee Cuff or "The Arianna" Ruffled Carry-All Tote - Grey & Yellow. I love everything in there!

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  30. and I tweeted it! (@holleygregory)

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  31. look at you, number of followers growing by the second! i would have to snag this delightful carry-all tote with my gift card: http://ohsweetjoy.bigcartel.com/product/chelsea-carry-all-tote-trees

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  32. tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/lilorphan18

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  33. I would get the yellow tote! So cute!

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  34. I would get a carry all tote! I'm a tote bag fiend! :)

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  35. I'm now following Oh Sweet Joy! :)

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  36. I would use it on the mustard and lace coffee cuff and button covered earrings!
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  37. I follow Kim's blog
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  38. I follow you both on Twitter @bbgoad
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  39. Love the yellow tote and the necklaces are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I also follow Kim's blog now

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  41. I love the fabric frame necklaces!

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  42. Love it--love Kim, love Katie... lots of all around goodness!! I would definitely pick out a doubled up rosette heabband and maybe put that towards a beautiful arianna tote! :)

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  43. Aaand I follow both of you ladies on twitter! Woot!

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  44. I love the "Put a Bird On It!" Cream - Covered Button Earrings.

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  45. I have been eyeballing her coffee mug cozies for months now!

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  46. I follow your blog & I would definitely buy that cute little mustard coffee cuff with lace---I am obsessed! ;)

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  47. I love love love her Arianna bag!!!

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