Friday, April 30, 2010

In Blue Giveaway!

A few months ago I came across a diary I had in elementary school
Talk about funny stuff!
I had a good laugh looking at my horrible spelling
and reading all the gushy info about boys back in the day.
And although my spelling has improved (a little)
and I'm no longer writing about boys
I still have a journal.
I've almost always had one and I probably always will.
It is where I go to reflect thoughts and ideas, record things the Lord is teaching me, write out prayers, etc.

If you love your journal as much as me
or heart handmade leather goods (who doesn't?!)
you will love this week's giveaway!

I'm so excited to introduce you to
Mary Lynn

My name is Mary Lynn Schroeder, I moved from Chicago, IL to Carbondale, IL about 2 years ago, bought my first sewing machine on my way down, and never looked back :) I have been sewing like crazy since! I live in the country with my two dogs (daschu and chief). My friends,family, and boyfriend have been super supportive and inspire me to create every single day.
I own an all handmade boutique on the strip in Carbondale called Dayshift. We feature over 40 local artists in the store! The shop also serves as my studio, I do all of my sewing and etsy-ing here in the store while I greet customers. It really is a pretty amazing job :)
Etsy is a HUGE part of my work and I can't say enough good things about it! I started the shop in November of 2008, things were a bit slow for a while, then on December 2nd, 2009 etsy featured me in a newsletter gift guide, and I have had over 700 sales since! Thanks so much for checking out my work, and tell all of your friends! :)

Check out her awesome journals!
They are unique and crazy cute.

She has manly versions like this guitar one

and girly versions like this adorable bird and birdcage.
Seriously there is something for everyone!

She also has awesome wallets
(love those trees)

and adorable Ipod/Iphone cases.
I think my I phone would be really happy if this was it's new home.

This week Mary Lynn is giving away
a hand printed simple Iphone/Ipod case!!!
Don't have an Iphone or Ipod?
These cases also fit Palm Treo's and many other mp3 and phone devices.

How can you win?
(Please leave a separate comment for each)

1. Visit In Blue's shop.
Come back here and tell us what your favorite item is.
2. Follow my blog.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Blog about it.
Make sure to let me know the blog address you linked from in your comment.
5. Do something nice for someone else.
Just because.
Then leave a comment with the word "nice" in it.

Giveaway will end at midnight
Thursday, May 6th.
Winner will be announced the following day.

34 comments:

Michelle said...

Are there seriously no other comments yet? lol. Wow. Well, this looks like a terrific giveaway. I just love journals... although I don't have as much time to write as I'd like. My favorite one was the leather guitar roots journal. A close second was the one with the gun-toting chica. Very Charlies Angels-ish. The original Charlies Angels, not the Barrymore/Diaz/Liu movies. :) Thanks for hosting this! And hope you start feeling better soon.

Cynthia said...

i am loving everything, but i think my fav is the reflections journal ;)

Cynthia said...

i follow your lovely blog....

Sara said...

Love these journals! All of them are wonderful, but I have to say the "home is where your heart is" joural is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!!

sara.andrus@gmail.com

Sara said...

Already following your blog! I love it!

www.savvystitcher.blogspot.com

Sara said...

following on Twitter!

www.twitter.com/savvystitcher

sara.andrus@gmail.com

Sara said...

nice.

I LOVE that idea. Kindness is the best!!

sara.andrus@gmail.com

katia said...

i love the iphone ipod case leather simple sleeve handprinted. I would have it customized with something related to led zeppelin!

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

katia said...

i am a blog follower :)

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

katia said...

what a cute idea...do something nice for someone and get an entry. I cleaned the bathroom for my mother today...like scrubed it clean haha

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

i love the reflections leather bound handprinted journal!!!

girlforgod27@aol.com

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

i follow your blog!

girlforgod27@aol.com

sproutingflowers said...

I love any of the tree items. I have a weakness for images of trees. *sigh*

sproutingflowers said...

I've done something nice for someone today, thanks for the inspiration! :-)

Ashley Garrett said...

I really liked the you are my sunshine journel. The bird is so cute. & awesome giveaway hope I win!

Ashley Garrett said...

I follow your blog.

RebekahBridge said...

Loving the leather! One of my favorites is the leather wallet checkbook cover pocketbook custom with pendant closure option. I would love to get one customized for my mom!

RebekahBridge said...

I follow your blog in Google Reader.

RebekahBridge said...

nice
I like this option! I moved a bunch of furniture in my mom and dad's house so Dad would be more comfortable while he recovers from his recent surgery. He plans to spend some quality time in the newly arranged room while he goes through multiple treatments for cancer. I love doing "nice" things. Especially for my Dad! :)

Holly Days Closet said...

I hate to pick just one it's all so great but I do like iphone ipod case leather simple sleeve handprinted
Holly

Holly Days Closet said...

I'm a follower of your blog
Holly

Holly Days Closet said...

I follow on twitter it goes to my phone
Holly

Emighty said...

I love the ipod iphone sleeve leather handprinted birds on a branch!

emilymighty@aim.com

Emighty said...

I follow your blog!
And I blogged about you!


http://emightyb.blogspot.com/

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Simply Sara said...

Ok. Those journals are awesome! I am in love with ALL of them... but I'd probably choose the guitar one for my hubby to write his music in.
:)

Simply Sara said...

I follow ya :)

Simply Sara said...

nice :)

what a wonderful idea to add that one! you are so sweet!

Cortney said...

Hi Kristin!!! Such a great shop! My favorite is the antique birdcage journal....

Cortney said...

and of course I follow your blog too :)

Ashley Garrett said...

I follow you on twitter.

Emma! said...

Wow such lovely things! And I just lost my ipod case at the gym, silly me. I love the IPod Leather Sleeve with pendant closure, with the bird on it? So cool!

Emma! said...

I'm a follower too, of course!

zuperdzigh said...

my favorite is leather bound handprinted journal customized for you... but I wouldn't mind having any other items too, those are adorable :D