Wednesday, September 14, 2011

sponsor highlight + giveaway: marine parents

Stay tuned for a post later today with all the winners from the outstanding giveaways!

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April is a sweet marine wife who runs the shop "marine parents" over on etsy. I *really* like April. Like  a lot. She has a passion for handmade that isn't about fitting a mold or selling products that she knows will "sell" but wants to make her brand about products that she loves, is passionate about, and that are unique. 

*high five*

Here are a few of my favorite products in her shop:


Now, a little blurb from April herself explaining her heart behind her shop. 


Hi everyone! I'm April -- the late-night seamstress behind Marine Parents {the shop}.  

As long as I can remember, I've had an insatiable appetite for all things crafty, and when my husband taught me how to sew earlier this year, opening my own shop full of lovely products just seemed like the right thing to do!  Since opening, I've grown & tweaked my items to cater to a funky & fun audience of ladies & moms alike.  
Having this small biz from home has turned a passion to create into a lucrative solution for me to stay home with our 18 month old daughter, who is far & away the inspiration for nearly every item listed in the shop!  I'm always happy to work on custom orders -- from a different fabric pattern to product designs still in the blueprint-stage!! 

Don't you just want to squeeze her? I love when I can see the joy in someone's description of their shop. It makes me want to order everything she has in her shop! 

Today, April is giving away a $25 gift certificate AND offering all of you the discount code of SONGBIRD for 15% off your purchase - INCLUDING SALE ITEMS! 




Be sure to check out April at the following places on the world wide web ;)

Here's how you enter the giveaway:
Mandatory Entry:
Head on over to the Marine Parents shop and tell me your favorite item 
(if you can pick one!!).

Extra Entries:
1. Follow both April (@taprilcrosier) and myself (@ohsweetjoy) on twitter. (one entry)
2. Be a follower of Yellow Songbird via Google Friend Connect. (one entry)
3. Be a follower of the Marine Parents blog via Google Friend Connect. (one entry)
4. Tweet, Facebook, OR blog about this giveaway. (ONE entry)
 Feel free to use this:
I just entered to win $25 to spend at @taprilcrosier's shop on @ohsweetjoy's blog! http://tinyurl.com/2ddk985

love.










83 comments:

  1. I'm totally loving the toddler dinosaur backpack! My nephew would be all over it.

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  2. I'm a follower of your blog via GFC!

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  3. I'm a follower of her blog via GFC!

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  4. OK, I love all the headbands and the knotted jewelry. My favorite is the hot pink rose drop headband

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  5. I also follow you both on twitter and both of your blogs through google friend connect!

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  6. I really love the knotted statement necklace in turquoise but that apple backpack is sweet too.

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  7. Following Oh Sweet Joy on twitter, have been a blog follower for a while.

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  8. Following April on twitter as well.

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  9. i love the rose drop headband in mustard yellow please! ;-)

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  10. Her shop is lovely! I especially like the flat bottom clutch / zipper pouch -- optic blossom. Yumm!

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  11. I tweeted about this giveaway @belleviewplace

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  12. I love the knotted necklace as well as the military makeup bags (my brother is in the Army)

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  13. I follow you both on twitter from @thatisinarapp

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  14. I just squeeeeaaaled when I saw the golden Kindle/eReader case on April's etsy store. TO.DIE.FOR. I might just have to buy one even if I don't win! In fact... I will.

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  15. The pink peonies kindle/eReader case is super cute!

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  16. I like the bicycle diaper clutch {and would use it as a purse due to my lack of munchkins}!

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  17. I'm pretty sure I'm buying that Chevron backpack like NOW. SO adorable!

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  18. Love April's shop! My favorite is the chocolate damask fabulous tote. Thanks!

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  19. I follow both of you on Twitter!

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  20. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/melissastamps/status/114081791568130049

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  21. i love all of the knotted statement necklaces!

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  22. i follow you both on twitter! @happythehome

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  23. Well since I have a little one coming in January I think the item I'd like most would be the knotted statement necklace / beaded teething nursing necklace -- sway in lime. So pretty!

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  24. love the travel tissue holder! and of course the headbands :)

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  25. I love the knotted statement necklace in purple garden.

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  26. Oh my goodness, I am in love with the military camo makeup bags! My brother is in the Army so I LOVE that one!!!

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  27. All her stuff is super cute, but the toddler backpacks are so adorable!

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  28. I am following both of you on Twitter.

    @ciecie85

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  29. I follow Yellow Song Bird on GFC.

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  30. I follow Marine Parents blog with GFC.

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  31. I love the knotted statement necklace/ grey and mustard

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  32. I follow both of you on Twitter.

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  33. I am a follower of Yellow Songbird via Google Friend Connect.

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  34. I am a new follower of the Marine Parents blog via Google Friend Connect.

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  35. I love the travel tissue case in old gold!

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  36. I follow you both on twitter @elliebellie1091

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  37. I follow yellow songbird via GFC

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  38. Oh.my.word. I love the Apples Backpack. Adorbs!!

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  39. I tweeted it!!

    http://twitter.com/#!/evamscott

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  40. Cute shop!! I love the headbands! :)

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  41. i love the necklaces! i would definitely rock one of those. very sweet makeup bags too, although i don't have anyone in the services, i do respectfully love everything they do for our country and freedom. :)

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  43. I like the chocolate zoo animals toddler backpack. So cute!

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  44. I follow you both on Twitter. @birdie00000

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  45. now following the Marine Parents blog...

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  46. I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/114883497683976192

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  47. great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I love the travel tissue covers in April's shop!

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  49. I follow you both on twitter @lealee33

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  50. I follow Yellow Songbird by GFC!

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  51. I follow Marine Parents by GFC!

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  52. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Lealee33/status/117416541385015296

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