Wednesday, September 17, 2008

the plunge...

well...i did it....finally. i just finished listing my first item in my etsy shop! after i published the listing and starting looking through others, of course i got all nervous (not sure why...since it really isn't like i'm risking anything)....perhaps my item description should have been better...what if i was too high in price (even though i decided to go with free shipping)....what if...what if...what if! ironically...my first item listed was the coasters (because of you all and your fab response to my pictures last week--thanks for the love!). i think that was less pressure than starting with sewing items...


anyway...i did it. aGatoraMonkeyandaPug is now open for business! stop by...visit...pass the word along. anyone need some coasters!?!? ;) click here to go to my little shop....with its one lonely item! more coming soon...i promise!

and...as promised...i am going to do a giveaway in honor of this occasion. it will be my very FIRST giveaway. i'm giving away one set of coasters...you pick the ink color and the monogram.

how do you enter? i'm glad you asked. leave a comment on this blog post...and please, if you have a blog would you be kind enough to mention my giveaway and coasters on your blog--linking back to this post...although, even if you don't do this, i'll still let you enter...i suppose (i guess i'm nice like that!). if you don't have a blog you can still enter...just be sure to leave me an e-mail address or some form of contact info (unless you know i already have that info!). the giveaway will close sunday night at 8:00 p.m., and i will draw a winner at random, and announce the name by monday morning.

34 comments:

Shanna said...

Ooooo I'm so excited for you! I definitely want to be entered in your contest - I'll give you a shout out in tomorrow's post, I promise!!

PS I added you as a favorite seller on my Etsy ;)

Carrie said...

Oooooooooooh I SO HOPE I WIN THESE!!!! Cute. cute. cute. I'll give you some link love tomorrow on my blog.

I'm off to visit your etsy shop now!

Thanks for the heads up about your give away!

And...I'm going to the PO tomorrow to ship that fabric. I'll let you know how much the postage is.

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

As you know I ADORE the coasters so of course I would LOVE to enter! Thanks for letting me know how exciting! And how exciting that you have your very first item in your etsy shop! Hoooray!!!! Hope it is a total success!!!
Loves to you and Ill be mentioning this dont' worry :)

kt mac said...

well done Amanda I am so excited for you!

And those coasters are really lovely. How do you get the writing on the tile? so clever.

I will endeavor to link to your post soon :)

StephanieJ said...

Please enter me! I love these, they are adorable! I will also link to a post on my blog. Thanks for your giveaway!

MoziEsmé said...

Gorgeous coasters - I would love to win!

Christina said...

Yeah! I am so excited for you!

Rebecca said...

i love your coasters...so fun! thanks for the chance to win. i hope your etsy shop is successful!

Nancy M. said...

Congratulations! I have posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

Aminta said...

I SO love those coasters! PLEASE pick me at random LOL ;)!
I am proud of you, and I know how hard it is to put yourself out there. I hate failure and avoid it at all costs, so having an etsy shop puts us out there. SO as said before, I am proud of you!!!
LOVES,
Aminta

beth said...

wow, those are really cute! and who can't use more coasters! thanks for the chance for the free giveaway :)

Amanda said...

beth...if you come back can you leave me an e-mail in case you win...

mudpies4all said...

Hooray for you! The coasters are beautiful, and I'm sure they... and your other items... will fly off the virtual shelves! I'm working on a new post, and I will definitely give you some link love. Great job, girl!

The Kampers said...

very fun! Enter me!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

LOVE the coasters!! You are awesome! So excited for you in your etsy endevors. :)
I have linked to you in my post today.
Hoping to win! :)

emilyrena said...

Wow! Those coasters are really nice! Good luck in your store, I`ll definitely spread the word. They`d be great gifts.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Girl, you are TALENED! I am so excited your shop is open. Once our business starts taking off a bit more and we have a little more to work with, I will come to shop. :) Congrats!

The Kampers said...

Yep, it's in Holland MI...your pastor wouldn't happen to be Mark Vroegrop would it? He was our pastor while we were in Holland! We now are missionaries at a camp in Northern MI.

As far as the ring sling, I have modified the pattern from of the Maya Wrap. I LOVE it! I am expecting again in November and can't wait to snuggle this new little one in it. Here is the link http://www.mayawrap.com/n_sewsling.php. It is really simple to make. Enjoy.

Kellie said...

I love your coasters and would love to win - even if I don't, I may just have to buy a set from your shop. I will try to link, but I'm not sure I know how.

diashermosos said...

Yay! I'm so excited that you have your shop up and running:) Congratulations my dear and what a sweet name you picked for it.

Henbassy Suites said...

Good Luck in your new shop..I know you will be blessed Please enter me into your contest..Vera

Henbassy Suites said...

Good luck on your new esty. shop. May you be very blessed..I love coasters an please enter me in the contest...Vera

Melissa said...

How pretty. Good luck with etsy, it's great that you made the leap.

MikeandJen said...

how fun!! i hope it goes well!! :) and i'm always up for a giveaway! :)

The Kampers said...

How funny! Well, enjoy sitting under Mark's teaching! We loved the time we had with him! He is sorely missed at Calvary in Holland.

Liz said...

These are great, enter me. :) Maybe seeing your great shop will help motivate me to FINALLY get ther rest of the items uploaded to my mom's shop.
Best of luck selling!

creative gal said...

I love these!! I hope your shop goes well!! BTW: I will post a link to your blog this weekend!!

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Congrats!! So fun and I'm sure you will do well, nothing to worry about there!

Rhonda said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and prayer. I am praying for your weariness in regards to friendship as well. Why is it so hard to have quality friends to share life with? God is really using this time to grow me and teach me about being the right person, even when others aren't.
And congratulations on your new etsy shop. People have been encouraging me to do the same, but it feels so daunting. Maybe one day! You have to let us know if it is worth all the effort.

Colored With Memories said...

i'm embarassed to say i've never checked etsy out. i think i'll hop over there right now.

love the coasters...what a fun giveaway!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

How exciting for you! I'd love to be entered. Your coasters look awesome!

Steph

Jen said...

Cute, cute coasters! My baby has found our cheapy ugly coasters, and likes to play with them, everyday I have to gather them up again. If I win, she can have the old ones!

Jeanette said...

The coasters are adorable! I will definitely put your link on my page as soon as I figure it out!

Pikes Pickles said...

Ohhh darn. I just happened upon your blog. I am so bummed I miss these. If you ever want to do another giveaway - Ill do one on my blog for the small fee of having a set of my own.

I LOVE your blog.