Saturday, October 6, 2012

One Year Anniversary Giveaway

Welcome to the big GrowingSlower One Year Anniversary Giveaway! I wanted to give a big thank you to all the GrowingSlower readers for such a great first year. Thanks to some wonderful sponsors, we've put together a big bundle of prizes with a little something for baby and a little something for mama. Read a bit about each of the sponsors below in their own words.


Custom Nursery Wall art by The Find Sac

There is something so powerful about simple beautiful design. I am in love with creativity and am designing constantly. I studied sustainable architecture and interior design as well as worked professionally for over 7 years. I found myself being drawn towards the graphic side of architecture. That spiraled into a compilation of work that you see today- it is based on a passion for sustainability, creativity and design. Being a new mom, the need for Eco friendly nursery design was apparent. I set out to fill that need whole heartily. I work from my cozy office in my home in Sacramento, CA where I get to do what I love and watch my sweet baby boy grow.

The 8"x10" Nursery room wall art comes with an 8"x10" white frame and a canvas digitally printed artwork. This is a great way to make your nursery or children's room be as unique and special as they are. Choose from one of my designs!







Earrings Sterling Swarovski Hyacinth Hand Wire Wrapped by RazzleDazzleMe


Some of my happiest times are when I am creating my jewelry. I make ear cuffs, earrings, and ear pins to sell on Etsy. About 2 1/2 years ago, my husband dragged me to a jewelry class. From that first class, I was hooked and have made jewelry just about every day since. I never dreamed that my hobby would turn into a business on Etsy!

These earrings look like a glowing, fiery sunset. Each 4mm Swarovski crystal is hand wrapped onto a sterling silver chain. They are gorgeous one of a kind earrings that will make people pay attention.




Personalized Photo Coasters by Lauerland Boutique



After moving to Austin in 2012, I started the tedious task of finding employment in a completely different market. I realized I could only spend so many hours working on resumes, cover letters, and scouring the job boards all to get a simple "no" without starting to pull my own hair out! So in the Pinterest-inspired spirit, I decided to explore my creative side. I spent weeks learning how to make coasters and starting to create personalized sets for friends and family. They were a hit! After seeing similar coasters for sale for $10 for one coaster, I decided I should take the leap and open an Etsy shop so that I could provide my products at a more affordable price. I decided to start the Lauerland Boutique and officially launched in August 2012. I love the reaction I get when someone receives their personalized coaster set!

Lauerland Boutique is giving away one fantastic set of four personalized ceramic photo coasters with photos selected by you and custom-made with cork backing and water-resistant sealant. Personalized coasters make an amazing gift for any occasion but they are also the perfect addition to your own home. These coasters give you the perfect opportunity to jazz up the living room with a personal touch!



Queen Bee Necklace by Pam Mower Designs


My jewelry is all about sustainable quality! My love for vintage elements and unique findings and antique components are displayed in my designs. You will find handcrafted necklaces,earrings, and bracelets in my shop. I believe in displaying unique designs and expressions through my work. I find my inspiration for my creations from traveling, history, music, religion, nature and my own life experiences. I find some things here at home and others I have found while traveling. I take pleasure in making my pieces unique and knowing my customers are getting something hand crafted by me that's unique or one of a kind.

This whimsical Queen Bee Necklace adds natural charm and organic style to any outfit. This wonderfully warm colored brass bee has beautiful detail and measures 1 1/2" and has been drilled by yours truly. This bee was manufactured with Vintage tooling in the USA. I have attached it to this 16" gold plated figaro chain. It is secured with a spring ring closure.




Crochet Mary Janes by The Angelorian Tradition


 The Angelorian Tradition has been described as a sweet small town style vintage inspired boutique with an online address. It contains a number of fabulous products including custom metal stamped pieces of jewelry and flatware, gifts, home decor, baby accessories, party supplies, unique craft supplies and fun vintage finds. Please feel free to visit anytime and remember we're always happy to help if you need a custom item or wholesale deal or really anything else for that matter, even just to say hi! You're always welcome.
These darling baby shoes are for a little girl age 12-24 months depending on the size of the child. They come in a lovely earthen brown with purple soles and purple and white flower accents. They were hand-crocheted off of a classic Mary Jane style pattern. They are lovely and ready to go to the home of that lucky winner of this giveaway.


The Giveaway


Our generous sponsors are giving away this whole bundle of prizes to one lucky winner! This includes the Nursery Decor, Earrings, Coasters, Necklace, and Baby Shoes! The retail value of this prize is $100. The giveaway starts October 6 at 12:01am. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter and for more details. You can view sweepstakes rules there too. It's quick and easy! 
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50 comments:

  1. I loved the post about 47 things to ask your midwife!

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  2. I likethe 12 free knitting patterns for Baby

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  3. My favorite post was the "A Cross-Body Bag, a Baby Blanket, and a Nursing Cover {Instant Gratification Sewing}". I'm going to pull out my grandma's old machine and sew up that nursing cover!

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  4. I liked God had Moms in Mind: Benefits of Breastfeeding for Moms.

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  5. i like your natural food posts, though i'm a new follower.

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  6. i like this post-

    Allergy Free Cake Recipe for Baby's First Birthday

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  7. I like your food related posts -- I always find them interesting and helpful (and yummy!).

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  8. I'm new to your blog, and found it through FriedOkra. I like to read about AP, and saw someone's comment about allergy-free cake (one of my kids has food allergies), so I'm sure I'll have a few favorites!
    Nancy

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  9. 47 questions I should have asked my midwife.

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  10. i really liked the "A Cross-Body Bag, a Baby Blanket, and a Nursing Cover -- Really great
    jessicasjunk08 at gmail dot com

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  11. I really liked your 12 Free Knitting Patterns for Babies {Round Up}

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  12. Breast feeding for moms was my favorite.

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  13. i like your natural food posts
    brand242003@yahoo.com

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  14. 47 things to do instead of watching TV

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  15. I am new to your blog so I look forward to reading your posts!

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  16. This is my first visit, but I looked around and I loved the Tuesday Baby Link Up.
    Susan Chester

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  17. A Cross-Body Bag, a Baby Blanket, and a Nursing Cover

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  18. I love that we're co-hosting The Tuesday Baby Link Up!

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  19. Definitely my favorite that I can remember is your midwife post. I'll be using that in the future!

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  20. The allergy free cake recipe post! We have lots of allergies in our house (unfortunately!).

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  21. I like the knitting patterns with the Rhino Romper by Rhino Knits on Ravelry, I don't know how you find the time to do all that!

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  22. Great giveaway! I loved your Letter to the Littles in June!

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  23. Mine was, Hospital, Birth Center, or Home Birth? {Natural Birth Preparation}!

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  24. I absolutely felt a connection with the Operation Mama Needs Sleep posts. Oh, how we've all been there! lol.

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  25. I really enjoy 47 Questions I Should Have Asked My Midwife. Very comprehensive and I have been sharing it with friends who need it!

    (Johanna C on RC form)

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  26. I was just introduced to Growing Slower, so this is my favorite post so far, but I'm looking forward to perusing your site. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  27. Your Letters to Littles posts are wonderful! I especially liked the 10 month one.

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  28. http://www.growingslower.com/2012/10/birth-statistics-midwife-obstetrician-experience.html

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  29. Operation: Mama Needs Sleep {Part 1}and part 2

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  30. natural food posts
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  31. 47 things to do instead of watch tv! need to show this to my parents! :)

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  32. 47 questions I should have asked my midwife

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  33. i like the 47 things to do instead of watching TV
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  34. I liked 47 things to do instead of watching tv.

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  35. 47 things to do intead of watching tv!

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  36. First time visitor, and I read your post DeClutter 2012, great ideas btw!

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  37. I really liked the THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012

    12 Free Knitting Patterns for Babies

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  38. I just found your blog today, but I liked the allergy free cake recipe

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  39. i like Natural Birth Books: A 9 Month Pregnancy Reading Program

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  40. I just read the 7 Green Gifts for toddlers

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  41. 12 Free Knitting Patterns for Babies is what I liked

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  42. I am a first time visitor, but I read through a couple of your posts and I really liked: "The Painless Natural Homebirth of BabyE". I am due at the end of November and have been reading as many positive birth stories as I can! :) This will be my 2nd baby and my first birth at a birthing center w/ a midwife! I am super excited and sometimes a little nervous and I find that reading positive birth stories is really helpful!

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  43. I liked the 12 Free Knitting Patterns post...I have a brand new nephew this year :)

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  44. I liked the Mirroring Positive Self Image to Toddlers post!

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  45. 5 steps to making natural health decisions

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  46. I am new to your blog, but I looked around and I really liked the post...6 Must Have Baby Products for the First 6 Months

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