Wednesday, February 18, 2009

giveaway!!!


Hello again dear friends! I really feel I must apologize for the lack of posts I have had as of recent, but I am afraid I only have more bad news. The lack of post trend will probably continue. I have been feeling super sick as I am in my first trimester and hopefully will have a healthy baby come Fall (yay!). But, because of the constant 'ickyness' that is the first trimester I have really lacked in motivation to spend additional time at my computer. Between designing for customers, keeping up with blogs I follow, housework, cooking, cleaning, keeping up with my two year old, friends, family and church duties, I just don't know how other people do it. I love blogging, but really I don't know if I can do it right now. (Really how do people keep up with facebook, twitter, blogging, gardening, cooking, crafting, and ALL that everyone seems to do?)

To make up for this I have decided to go ahead and do a giveaway as I had promised long ago, but wanted all my ducks in a row before posting it. As it turns out, my ducks aren't looking like they are going to be lining up perfectly any time soon, and there is no time like the present right?!

As far as what the future holds for me and this little blog I am thinking I want to focus more on designing blogs. Custom blog designs seem to be the hot items in my etsy shop, so I plan to offer more options, more packages, some premades, and hopefully some freebies. My goal is for this blog to feature all my work, all the packaging options, some tutorials, and occasionally other good finds and information. I am hoping to have the transition perfected by April. This will give me time to catch up with life, stock my store, revamp this blog a little, and feel better as I will be in my second trimester by then.

To enter the giveaway, comment below. Get an extra entry by blogging about it (and let me know in your comment). The winner will be picked two Friday's from now on February 27th!! Happy blogging to all!!!

26 comments:

Carolyn G said...

I would love a blog design. Mine is just a template from blogger and it would be nice to have something cute.

Laurie said...

Hi Kaela, You don't need to enter me in the contest because you've already done the most awesome makeover on my blog. I just wanted to say congratulations on your pregnancy!!! That's very exciting news. Take care and get lots of rest.

Anna said...

my blog could use some serious help...and I'll try to remember to post about this tomorrow.

simplyjcrochet said...

Hello! I would love to win a blog make over! Boy do I need it! Shannon, a customer of yours, gave me your name and told me visit, and I'm glad I did!

simplyjcrochet said...

I was told about you from one of your customers, Shannon! It's very cool that you are doing a give-away! My blog and use your help!

I blogged about this giveaway! Check it out!

Scarehaircare said...

Oh, pick ME! I would love to have an individual, snappy blog-look. I'm a wee bit tech-challenged. Off to put this on my blog.

JennyLo said...

Hi!! I love this giveaway! I just added you and posted about it on my blog! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Jackie said...

So cool!

Future Mrs. D said...

I could use a makeover! IM NOT SAVY AT ALL...so any help would be welcome! Blogging about you now! Check me out!

Something Blue said...

I would love to take part and get a blog redesign! I would love a new header and whatnot.

MAG said...

Just wanted to say congrats on your pregnancy! You're amazing, doing all you do, and being a pregnant momma on top of it all!

A Bella Life said...

Hi! Congratulations, first of all!

Second - I found out about your contest from http://lafamiliamejia.blogspot.com and am here to enter it myself :)

I just tried a 'redesign' the other day... I thought I figured out how to add a new background, etc but alas, I failed and I ended up just picking another one of the blogger templates. I know, cry me a river but at least I tried!! I am just about to post about your contest.

Wishing you all the best with the pregnancy & your etsy business! I think your prices are super reasonable so who knows I may even buy a redesign if I don't win!

Thanks for posting this offer - I haven't seen anyone do something similar yet.

Amy Sue said...

Hey Kaela! I posted about your giveaway, I just wanted to help spread the word for you! Hope all is well!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Eek, this is awesome! I love your work :)

The Baldwin Brigade said...

I'm Sherrill's friend and would love a new look (besides the white I'm currently using) for my blog!

swim n' ware said...

A real design to my blog would be fabulous! Right now it's pretty plain Jane. Sherrill sent me here! Good luck in your pregnancy. That sickness stuff is definitely no fun.

Crazy Momma said...

I love your blog - and would love a new design for mine - I'm sure if I had time I could figure out how to do something more greative than downloading (or is it uploading?) from one of the blog design sites out there - but time is a big issue. I'll definitely post about it.

nava_jo said...

Awesome! A chance to win a designs sounds great! I would love if my name was added to the mix. THANKS|@

Aunt WeeWee said...

Congratulations on being Pregnant!! Nathan's wife just had their baby today!! I will definitely be posting this to my blog!!

honey my heart said...

horray :) my blog needs a makeover and your work is soopretty.

Becca Juhasz said...

I have had so much fun looking at Sherrill's blog and visiting with her cute family. She has told me how many times you have helped her with her blog and I just love it!! I saw your link on her site and decided to check it out! You do have a lot going on!! Congrat's on the pregnancy! I hope you feel well soon. I know how hard it can be!
I'll add your post to my blog too! Cheers!

Nicky said...

Hello!

I have to apologize in advance and tell you that I am not a real experienced blogger! Actually I am brand new, my matron of honor (lafamiliamejia.blogspot.com) has been raving about this blog thing and I figured I would give it a try. I am starting my own cake business and I figured that this blogging thing could be a good start.

I love your work and would be super honored to have you design the Lil' Bit Cakes blog spot!!!

Congrats on your pregnancy and I will be posting this on my blog!! (as soon as I figure out how to do it :o) LOL!!!)

Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

Shannon said...

yes, congrats on the baby!!! thank you again for the awesome design and being so great to work with!!!

Jenny said...

I want to enter the contest. My blog is oh so boring! Thanks!

mahonica (you ugly) said...

Not sure what it will entail but i would love a free blog facelift...I got the info from Becca juhasz blog...pick me please!

Melissa said...

I'd LOVE to get one of your blog designs! You recently redesigned MAG's blog and I just love it! She's one of my very best friends and told me about your giveaway!

I'm an avid sewer/crafter and I'm starting a blogger blog with my sister showcasing our talents. We've been looking for something particularly special and haven't found it yet. Winning a custom designed blog from you would just be icing on our cake!

Congrats on your pregnancy and congrats to whoever you choose!