8.11.2010

made. and celebration. and giveaway.

awhile back i sewed up a stack of pillowcase bags for a friend. these bags are pretty easy to make, nice and roomy, and fun to tote stuff around in. i love working with vintage linens--too sweet!



i'm celebrating a bit tonight. i take pride in knowing that you lovely people tune in to this little blog--and that some of you like it enough to follow. i've never asked anyone specifically to follow the blog (as a stipulation to a giveaway or something of the like). rather, i'd prefer that people follow because they want to--because they're interested in what me & my family are up to.

tonight marked my 100th follower! so i did a little happy dance (quietly--since the kiddos are sound asleep on either side of me), and am hosting a giveaway to celebrate. to one lucky reader, a handmade pillowcase bag--one i started sewing up yesterday during naptime. it's not yet completed, so no photos, but i will say i used one of my favorite pillowcases and it's super cute, even in it's unfinished state.

to enter, simply leave a comment here on the blog. include your email address! winner will be chosen by random number generator on saturday night--we'll say 8 o'clock california time.

good luck! and thanks again for following!

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yay, I'm first to comment! I love your blog, I don't think I officially follow it but I have it bookmarked and check in every day. My email is nermylama@hotmail.com

socha said...

love it! my email is punk_rock_princess54@yahoo.com - also i wanted to know where you go thrift store shopping as i often take the drive down 1 from rockaway beach to santa cruz. thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and I am a follower from Germany. I don't think either that I am a officially follower but I found your blog through a former american colleague and check it daily. Your receipes and your thrift shopping items are awesome.
My e-mail adress is ptavoultzioglou@web.de.

Boo, Jax and Bo said...

Congratulations on the 100th follower. That is wonderful :)
I don't know if I follow it (I'm not savvy enough to know if putting it in my google reader means following. does it?) but I certainly do like it.

Jen said...

congrats on your hundredth follower!

jenmonn at hotmail dot com

Renee said...

so sweet! mjsmomma07 at gmail.

Lauren said...

Yippie for adorable giveaways! I adore your blog, it's definitely inspired me to become more crunchy. Maybe I should start a copy-cat blog...Coastal Girl Has Baby, Goes Crunchy--But Has a Long Way To Go!
I don't publicly follow your blog, but it's on my Google Reader, which I check daily!
laurenvicars@gmail.com

Laura said...

Yeah! I stumbled on your blog close to a year ago and do enjoy reading it. I love reading blogs by mamas with similar values and goals for their family. LLCyrBurgess@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE your blog - and I'm so inspired by all the projects you do! So inspired in fact, that I'm taking on a handmade Christmas! I'd better get started considering we're welcoming baby #2 late October! :)

my email is krysta @ kbphotostudio . net (subtract spaces) :)

thanks so much for the opportunity to win one of your sweet creations!

C and M said...

I'm not sure if I follow where you can track it but I read through google reader. Love your posts and would love one of those sweet bags!
cfederline7@hotmail.com

The George Family said...

Fun! You inspire me to do more organic/local shopping these days- and I can really FEEL the difference. Love it.
katieannageorge@gmail.com

Jackie said...

Congrats!! I find you very inspirational on how you live eco-friendly...I can always get good ideas from your blog so thanks!!

jlkarls3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kris-Ann (aka Green Mom) said...

I love love love your blog. You are really an inspiration to me. I'm hoping to find the time to learn how to sew and these pillowcase bags look like a great first project! My email is krace27@gmail.com

Jess said...

I follow you through google reader! Love those bags, super cute! :)
jessicahoisington@gmail.com

Susan Gilchrist said...

I'd love a bag! I love your blog as well! susangilchrist@gmail.com

vonFRINKenhagen said...

I don't even know if I'm an official follower, but you are on my blog sidebar as "Things I like to look at". That should count, right? :)

Love the bags, very cute!

Not There Yet said...

I would love to have that bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

wanna.be.mother.not.there.yet@gmail.com

Megan said...

cool! love your blog, makes me excited to have my own little family some day! meganwalk@gmail.com

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Urban Cowgirl said...

Thanks for sharing your life details with the world and being an inspiration to live more simply and healthy.

meghan319@yahoo.com

Mama Christina said...

Congrats on your 100th follower!

cseronello@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

That's so sweet of you! I wish I could sew like you do.

amypence321 at yahoo dot come

Jendbp81 said...

My e-mail is jendbp81@hotmail.com
I love your blog!

Megan said...

love reading your blog!

smithmn1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the followers. I follow you in GoogleReader--I wonder if that shows up in your count? If not, you have at least 101! =)

shaunalewallen at yahoo dot com

bethy said...

congrats to you (and us :))

bstrom03@yahoo.com

Doodlebug's Mommy said...

Your blog is totally inspiring. I subscribe in Google reader, so it gets read daily. I love it!

doodlebugsplanet (at) gmail (dot) com

canoeingmom said...

I do follow your blog and I love it. I follow several blogs, but I always read your posts first. I first started to be green when my now 15y.o. was born. I am so jealous I wasn't as hip as you are at your age, but I am right there with you now and find insperation in your blog. I can't wait until Hudson is a 14y.o and see how you handle it. I am sure you will do much better than I (my son is a wonderful, handsome, smart boy...but a boy all the same, wink.wink) I would love to win your bag, or even better show mw how you do it. My e-mail is kellenberger89@hotmail.com.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog!
Brownie0516 at hotmail dot com

Jessica :)

Leslie said...

How fun! I don't really officially follow blogs but I do tune in when you post through the magic of Google Reader. I even scored a free Party in my Pants pad months ago, thanks to you!

leslie at bugweb dot net

kristen f said...

Sew nice of you!

I made the green bean salad (again) but this time for the in-laws in Iowa. Perfect non-salad salad! The cousins couldn't stop picking beans out of the bowl before dinner. A hit!

Just sent off the triangle cloth garland to a friend who had a baby girl. Another awesome idea from your blog.

I received 7 hand embroidered white dish towels from the Grandma but I can't bring myself to use them to dry dishes bc they are too precious. Kitchen curtains? Ideas?

kristen f said...

And THANKS for the double shout out!

miamihoney said...

I love your blog. You have inspired me to try some things with my family. This giveaway is so sweet, I would love to win :) Thank you for opening up your world to me.

Anonymous said...

Enjoying your blog. I found it on facebook since I'm a fan of Straus Creamery. I'm in No Cal too. I love all your thrift/garage sale finds. Sincerely, mkbrow@sbcglobal.net

laurasrecipecollection.com said...

Congratulations on 100 well-deserved followers!
My email is hula_lula_84 at yahoo

Adam & Suzanne Greeley said...

Just found your blog through a friends website! Love what I've read so far. We <3 cloth diapering and eating local/organic so I look forward to reading more!

Anonymous said...

Your blog inspires me. I know that sounds totally lame--but really, it's true. I've learned so many new things and have great aspirations of being crafty one day.
My email is skgarris@gmail.com

Laura said...

Love your blog..those pillow case bags are adorable!! laura.landphair at gmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I'm always jealous of your thrifty finds. A pillowcase bag is on my list of things to sew. However, I have a million other things ahead of it that are more important. Love your blog! Probably my favorite! You are real down to earth. micabutler@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love stalking your blog! I really appreciate the time you put into it. I would love one of those cute bags!
wreynolds@consolidated.net

Kayla said...

I love your blog and get so happy when it shows up with a new post in Google Reader. Your a total inspiration in trying to live a simpler, greener life! My email is kayla.a.cr@gmail .com

Maria said...

They look so soft! I would love one!
crackerjackprinter at yahoo dot com

liznewt said...

love reading about your inspirational lifestyle!

lizmceleney@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I love your blog!!

Anonymous said...

love your blog! kbug9799@yahoo.com

The T Family said...

I love your blog. Congrats on your 100th follower!!!! my email is viollett99 {at} hotmail.com

Katie said...

I love reading about all of your adventures.
toots8125@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I am a new reader from Chicago with a six month old daughter and have since gone crunchy myself, so I really relate! email - lgw394@aol.com

J2 said...

These are too cute! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing things you come up with. JJJourney08@gmail.com

C said...

I'm not sure if your contest is over or not. But either way, what a great opportunity to say that I really enjoy and appreciate your blog. I stumbled upon it while doing a google blog search on green living. Your ideas are inspirational, I too recently edited my beauty product stash after reading a great book called "The Hundred Year Lie" by Fitzgerald Just thought that was kinda neat that you did the same. Congrats on your number 100.

luvlieK - Kelly said...

Congrats!

CABunny said...

Love your blog Erin!

mamabunny2@yahoo.com

N said...

I love your blog. I find it so inspiring. You have found a way to make a difference...

Nicole

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! And the bags are super adorable. My email is hschwehr at yahoo.com. Thanks for the cool giveaway!

MamaMac said...

I just found your blog, and it's really cute. I would love to win a bag as well. I am also a cloth diapering Mommy who is trying to be eco-friendly.

Jamie said...

I LOVE reading your blog! I have it bookmarked as well and ooohhh and awww over all the cuteness found here! Your pillowcase bags look soft and fun!

Jenn said...

Love your bags, love your site. You are awesome! Not an official follower, but check it at least three times a week :)

jjhunt@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My Savvy lil cousin! Im always a fan even if I dont read your blog all the time. Take care and tell family hi. Maybe we can get together next time.
abby

Jenessa said...

Vintage linens = happiness. These are so sweet! estreyla@yahoo.com

Robin said...

Congratulations to you Erin for your 100th follower! I have been reading your blog for oh, at least 2 years now. You were definitely a big reason for us to be cloth diapering! Thanks so much for all you write. You are great writer and I definitely look forward to your new blog posts! Congrats!