June 20, 2011

Something To Brighten Your Monday! {Crystelle Chic Giveaway!!}

Did I mention yesterday that I had sand
everywhere?
Like, places I didn't know sand could exist?
All part of visiting the beach on a super windy day, I suppose.

I think I'll be attempting to get sand out of my hair for days...

On a brighter and less awkward note,
It's that time of week again...
yep, time for another giveaway!
I think this may be my most favorite thing about Mondays!

Today, my friend Crystelle, is sponsoring a super great giveaway!

Before we get into all that goodness,
let's meet Crystelle and her adorable family,
shall we?







{Ok, how precious is this entire family??!!}

"Hi, I'm Crystelle (pronounced Crys-tell) a stay-at-home mommy of two wonderful kids: Caitlyn (Caitie) is 3 going on 16, and Samuel (Sam) just turned 18 months and is the sweetest walking tornado, mama's boy ever. I've been married to my wonderful husband, Joel, almost 7 years (oh, my!). 

I've always love crafting and dreamed about selling the things that I made, but wasn't able to do so until Sam was born and I was lucky enough to finally quit my office job and stay home. I love my kids, being a 24/7 housekeeper, butt-wiper and nursemaid (yeah, I don't really cook) wasn't exactly what I thought it'd be. At first, I really wanted to go back to work just to get a break from it all, but one day I decided to open an Etsy shop, dive in and see what happened. 

NOTHING. That's what happened. I opened my shop as Crissy's Crowns and even had business cards made up, but didn't sell a thing. I got really discouraged and didn't do anything with my shop for months. My listings expired {all 3 of them} and I wasn't sure what to do next, how to market myself or take a decent photo. I did know I wanted to change my shop name to something that would encompass both my hats as well as my earrings {and anything else I decide to dabble in} so on Thanksgiving last year I opened up Crystelle Chic. I had a better vision of what I wanted my shop to be as well as new, original designs and much improved photography skills.

While I'm still learning and adapting my business, I'm really inspired by other crafty mommies, like Alex, and hope to one day be an inspiration to others, going beyond just making cute hats. I invite you to come take a look around my Etsy store and Facebook page. I have about a billion new ideas floating around in my head and will be adding new items to my store, so come back often! Thanks for letting me share my passion with you." ♥

Don't you just love Crystelle's story? I think it's such an amazing quality to try something after you feel you've failed, and I so admire Crystelle for doing just that!

Here is a sneak peek of some of the things you'll find in her etsy shop


{ok, you can stop drooling now}

I seriously love the wide variety of items that Crystelle offers...from crocheted visor hats and baby beanies to headbands and earrings - plus some special stuff for the men out there - there really is something for everyone!

And, Crystelle was generous enough to allow one very special Alexandra Rose reader a chance to win

a $20 shop credit

Ready to find out how to win?!

I'm giving you 6, yes 6, ways to enter!
{please leave a separate comment for each item you complete}

{this one is mandatory} be a public follower of the Alexandra Rose Blog
Become a public follower of Crystelle's blog
Head on over to the Crystelle Chic shop and come back here and tell me what you would purchase with the shop credit
Become a fan Crystelle Chic on facebook
Become a fan of Alexandra Rose on facebook
Re-blog {tweet or facebook} about the giveaway with a link back to this post

Good luck!

 
Giveaway and discount code will be open until Saturday, June 25th at 11:59pm
Winner will be announced Sunday, June 26th
 
 
 
 

66 comments:

Sarah Johnson said...

I love the Gray Women's Brimmed Hat!

Sarah Johnson said...

I'm a fan of Alexandra Rose on facebook!

Rebecca said...

I follow your blog!
rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow her blog!
rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

From her shop I like the owl and bird hats, the earrings are pretty as well!
rebatink(at)gmail(dot)com

Emma G said...

I follow and I would get the Bear Earflap Hat for a girlfriend who is having a little girlie!

emmamanndalynn@gmail.com

christy said...

i follow Alexandra Rose on GFC

carol said...

I'm a public follower of the Alexandra Rose Blog!

Andanbre at gmail dot com

carol said...

I became a public follower of Crystelle's blog!

Andanbre at gmail dot com

carol said...

I love everything!! Seriously! Adorable shop!
I would want to purchase the gray or black women's brimmed hat. But, I know my daughter would love, love, love the owl hat!

Andanbre at gmail dot com

carol said...

I'm a Crystelle Chic facebook fan!

Andanbre at gmail dot com

carol said...

I'm a Alexandra Rose fan on facebook!

Andanbre at gmail dot com

carol said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/#!/Andanbre/status/82837515580616704

Andanbre at gmail dot com

Melissa Nash said...

I am a fan of Alexandra Rose on Facebook :)love it all

Melissa Nash said...

I am a public follower of Alexandra Rose Blog

Melissa Nash said...

I am a public follower of Crystelle's blog

Melissa Nash said...

I love tons of thing from Crystelle Chic Shop a few favorites would be Women's Brimmed Hat with Band and Buttons,earrings,flower hair clips.

Melissa Nash said...

I am now a fan of Crystelle Chic on Facebook.

{Jillian} the Queen Lioness said...

Follower of Alexandra Rose Blog

{Jillian} the Queen Lioness said...

Fan of AR on Facebook!

{Jillian} the Queen Lioness said...

Fan of Crystelle's on FB!

{Jillian} the Queen Lioness said...

Following Crystelle's blog!

Donna said...

I follow your blog.

Donna said...

I follow Crystelle's blog.

Donna said...

Love the Lavender Iridescent Beaded Dangle Earrings.

Donna said...

I am a fan of Crystelle Chic on facebook.

Donna said...

I am a fan of Alexandra Rose on facebook.
Donna O'Neil

Donna said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaONeil/status/82872347081711617

Mistakenly Misunderstood said...

I'm a follower!

Mistakenly Misunderstood said...

I'm now following Crystelle's blog.

Mistakenly Misunderstood said...

My favorite item from Crystelle's shop, very hard to choose, is the Women's Brimmed Beanie w/ Band, Buttons & Removable Flower.

Mistakenly Misunderstood said...

I'm a fan on Facebook.

Mistakenly Misunderstood said...

I am now a fan of Crystelle Chic on Facebook.

Mistakenly Misunderstood said...

I shared on the giveaway on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506272422

Rachel said...

I'm a follower!

Rachel said...

I follow Crystelle's blog!

Rachel said...

I would love to buy her Women's Brimmed Beanie w/Band, Buttons & Removable flower! So cute!

Rachel said...

I'm a fan of Crystelle Chic on Facebook!

Rachel said...

I'm a fan of Alexandra Rose on Facebook!

Melissa Nash said...

Re-posted on Facebook to share with friends

Kristina said...

Following you! :)

Kristina said...

Following Crystelle Chic

Kristina said...

Women's Brimmed Hats are ADORABLE! I would definitely be ordering myself one of those! :)

Kristina said...

Tweeted the giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/kmstreeter12509

(I don't have facebook otherwise I'd do those too!)

Cathy said...

I'm a public follower on your blog :)

Cathy said...

I'm a public follower on Crystelle's blog :)

Cathy said...

I'm a definite fan of yours on Facebook!

Cathy said...

I am now a fan of Crystelle's on Facebook!

Cathy said...

If I won....I'd buy a brimmed hat for my girl and some of the crocheted rose flower clips for the hat....I buy a brimmed hat for my boy (if she'd kindly make a boy size) and then a cute little owl hat for my baby :)

Cathy said...

And finally I have reposted this blog link to facebook for all my friends :)

Cathy said...

Love the crocheted brimmed hat :)

Cathy said...

Public follower of Crystelle Chic

Cathy said...

public follower of alexandra rose

Cathy said...

liked crystelle chic on facebook

mommatojoa said...

I am a public follower of the Alexandra Rose Blog

mommatojoa said...

I am a public follower of Crystelles blog

mommatojoa said...

I would get the Girl's Brimmed Beanie for my little lady :)

mommatojoa said...

I am a fan of Crystelle Chic on FB

mommatojoa said...

I'm a fan of Alexandra Rose on facebook

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I follow your blog

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I follow Crystelle's blog

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I would purchase the girls brimmed beanie

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I am a crystelle chic fb fan

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Breaking Free From Old Ways said...

I follow you on fb

kaylynn_0419(at)yahoo(dot)com

Baby shower favors said...

Beautiful family pictures.

Katherine Eckstein said...

I'm a fan of Alexandra Rose on Facebook!

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