Monday, April 4, 2011

April Sponsor :: Elephant's Trunk + Giveaway

Happy April everyone!

I've got to say, I'm so happy it's April finally. Not that I don't love March (see: birthday) but April is wonderful because it means that the weather is finally warming up and the world is coming alive again! Not to mention, Creative Estates is this week!

But another fun thing about a new month is new sponsors. I just love getting to know new handmade shop owners, hear their stories, and share their wares!

{meet Lauren}




Lauren is the crafty lady behind The Elephant's Trunk, a super fun shop with crafts focusing on one of my favorite topics: wine!


Tell us about yourself!

My name is Lauren. I love wine, chocolate, food and diet coke (not necessarily in that order). I work at a golf course as an accountant but in my free time I blog and sell wine accessories on Etsy. I’m obsessed with my chocolate lab and live in San Antonio, Texas.

Elephants trunk


What made you decide to open up shop?

I opened my shop because I love to create and my boyfriend said something along the lines of, “its great that you love to make all this stuff but why don’t you try to sell some of it, instead of it sitting around our place”. So to please Mr. Subtle I opened up The Elephant’s Trunk on Etsy. I started with jewelry and realized that the market was so saturated and I was no good at is so I migrated to wine accessories because I love wine and I think a few other people do as well.


Where do you get your inspiration?

I get my inspiration from my Mom. She has the best ideas but doesn’t ever want to sit down and produce them so she passes them on to me.


What is your most popular item?

My most popular item is a new item I introduced, my wine cork key chains.

Elephants trunk 4


Where is your dream vacation spot, and why?

I desperately want to go to Turks and Caicos because every time I am watching the Travel Channel and they show a beautiful beach I say to myself, “Oh I want to go there” and then the narrator tells me that its Turks and Caicos. I think it’s a sign.


Lauren has graciously offered to give away a $15 credit to her shop, The Elephant's Trunk to a lucky FW&MP reader!

To enter:

{you must be a FW&MP follower}

Hop over to The Elephant's Trunk and let me know what you would get with your winnings!

For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each)

2. Tweet it, blog it, or share it on Facebook (include link -- one entry for each)
3. Follow @ElephantsTrunk4 and @foodwinemodpodg on Twitter
4. Be a follower of Lauren's blog

Please make sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you won!

This giveaway closes at midnight on Friday, April 8th. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 11th.

64 comments:

  1. cute wine charms! I'm a follower

    ReplyDelete
  2. i follow you on twitter

    ReplyDelete
  3. The wine bottle flowers are so fun!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am a new follower of her blog

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm A follower of your blog

    pelzanna@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would purchase the wine cork keychains LOVE them!!

    pelzanna@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am a follower of The Elephants Trunk

    pelzanna@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I follow you on Twitter.
    my sn is @KeepinItThrifty

    pelzanna@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I follow The Elephants Trunk on twitter

    my sn is @KeepinItThrifty

    pelzanna@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. i shared about this on my FB fan page

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keepin-it-Thrifty/107871535948408#!

    pelzanna@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. entry 1) I'm a new follower! And i like the merlot paintings...i have a friend who would LOVE those!

    ReplyDelete
  13. entry 2) i tweeted!
    just entered this giveaway-check it out http://foodwineandmodpodge.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-sponsor-elephants-trunk-giveaway.html

    my twitter is @s_m_creations

    ReplyDelete
  14. entry 3) i followed you both on twitter! @s_m_creations

    ReplyDelete
  15. I tweeted about this giveaway!!

    @KeepinItThrifty

    KeepinItThrifty Andrea Thomas
    Today is a great day for a #giveaway http://foodwineandmodpodge.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-sponsor-elephants-trunk-giveaway.html


    pelzanna@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. entry 4) i followed lauren's blog! my email is somethingmeaningfulcreations@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'd probably get some elephant wine charms and a purple wine bloom!!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I follow Lauren's blog (and yours, too) on GFC!
    ( as Mary Lee)

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I tweeted about this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/MaryLeeByTheSea/status/55099145257623552

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love the Wedding Wine Charms, these would such a lovely wedding gift. Thanks for the giveaway.

    yumihamano@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. im a gfc follower, name is Jel

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. i love the Sky Blue Vino Wall Art 8x10.

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. shared on FB here: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=164987420223352&id=100001914861863

    ReplyDelete
  24. shared on twitter here: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/55137534799396865

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. followed both on twitter via @mynameisjel

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. blogged here: http://mynameisjel.tumblr.com/post/4359577641/the-elephants-trunk-15-credit-giveaway

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. GFC follower of FW&MP(Goga)
    I love the Contemporary Polka Dots Wine Cork

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

    ReplyDelete
  28. Following @ElephantsTrunk4 and @foodwinemodpodg on Twitter as @Kaziutka

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

    ReplyDelete
  29. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Kaziutka/status/55191935190712320

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

    ReplyDelete
  30. GFC follower of Lauren's blog (Goga)

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

    ReplyDelete
  31. following your blog

    and my favorite item is Lavender Wine Bloom

    gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  32. If I win, I want the Purple Cork Keychain and the Rhinestone Gift Tags Set

    ReplyDelete
  33. I am following The Elephant's Trunk on Google. Oh, and my gmail is eabra003@gmail.com :D

    ReplyDelete
  34. I am following @ElephantsTrunk4 on Twitter. My user name is e_abraham1

    ReplyDelete
  35. I am following @foodwinemodpodg on Twitter. My user name is e_abraham1

    ReplyDelete
  36. I like the Snake Wine Cork!

    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  37. love the tropical wine bloom! jmmccarr@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. if I win i like the Wedding Wine Charms
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  39. following lauren's blog
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  40. blog post
    http://gustosa-giveaways.blogspot.com/2011/04/15-elephants-trunk-gc-giveaway-482011.html
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  41. @gustosagiveaway following both twitter account
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  42. following here! would definitely love to pick up the tropical & black beauty wine blooms!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

    ReplyDelete
  43. i also follow lauren's blog (c.w.frosting)

    ReplyDelete
  44. following you both on twitter @cwfrosting

    ReplyDelete
  45. ... and giveaway tweeted!

    my email: cwfrosting.by.caroline at gmail

    ReplyDelete
  46. I follow and I love the Lavender Wine Bloom!

    ReplyDelete
  47. follow .....love the gold and red wine cork

    gram122@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  48. follow Elephants trunk on FB

    ReplyDelete
  49. Love the purple cork keychain, i am a FW&MP follower

    ReplyDelete
  50. I am a follower of Lauren's blog

    ReplyDelete
  51. I follow via gfc as hrhersch and would get the Avocado Wine Key Canvas Wall Art 8x10!
    hrhersch@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I follow Elephant's Trunk on twitter as hgardner16.
    hrhersch@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I follow you on twitter as hgardner16.
    hrhersch@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/hgardner16/status/56349824429195264
    hrhersch@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. http://www.etsy.com/listing/68489948/dark-pink-wine-bloom like this
    follow blog jelaws5
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. I would love to give these to my sister!: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70320177/elephant-wine-charms
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. follow Lauren's blog
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com
    http://www.theknitwitbyshair.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. I'm a GFC follower.
    My email is in my profile..
    LOVE Wine Cork

    ReplyDelete
  59. Now following Lauren's blog GFC.

    ReplyDelete
  60. I'd get the Sparkle Beaded Cork Keychain http://www.etsy.com/listing/70381205/sparkle-beaded-cork-keychain and a Rhinestone Gift Tags Set <3! Those are adorable! <3!

    ReplyDelete