the winner…and some super-cute buttons!

May 27, 2009


Yikes! How did Monday meld into Wednesday so quickly?!! Sorry I didn’t post the winner on time! According to my random integer generator, Kat is the winner of the book! I had to check out her site too…it’s called Paul and Kat, and they have some really cute buttons! So, congratulations, and I hope the book lends itself to some super craftiness!

pink olive boutique and giveaway!

May 20, 2009


Pink Olive is a sweet boutique with a ton of great indie goods for little ones, as well as for grown-ups! Some of the brands they carry include BlaBla {monkey slippers},  Pink Chicken {dress}, Envirosax {floral bag}, 3 Sprouts {chicken towels}, Atsuyo et Akiko {baby shirts and footies}, Leather Zoo {owlie bookends}…oh, and Soapy Love {not pictured, but one of my favorites}, They have so many cute things, I had a hard time choosing my favorites for this post…

AND…they are kindly giving away this great crafty book called Sewing Green to one lucky Nonpareil reader!


If you’d like to try to win a copy:

  • Just visit the Pink Olive site, and comment back here about your favorite item from their shop!
  • You’ll get an extra entry if you twitter about it {make sure you let me know when you do by using @nonpareilblog in your tweet}.
  • You’ll get even one more entry if you mention the contest on your blog {leave a comment about it below}.
  • Make sure you get your comments in by Monday, May 25 at noon, central time. I’ll pick the winner that afternoon!

Good luck!

happily handmade giveaway.

April 9, 2009


It’s been two years since the last Happily Handmade Giveaway was held, and I’m so glad it’s back! This is a great way to discover new sites with fantastic handmade goods. With each site you visit, you can put your name in to win gift baskets filled with indie goodness! My stationery biz, Zuzu’s Petals is one of the sponsors. Click here or above to get the list of sponsors…and make sure to let me know if you find something fabulous, I haven’t visited every site yet.

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i'm a california girl living in the midwest. my hubby and i lived a slightly nomadic life after college, and wound up in a chicago suburb.... read more

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