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Congratulations to our Beer and BBQ Father’s Day Giveaway!

Congrats to Rebekah Mercier you’re the winner of:

  • A yummy set of naturally grown herb and spice rubs for back yard grilling from Spice of Life
  • One personalized Father’s Day custom 22oz etched beer glass with your children’s birth dates from Scissor Mill
  • A personalized beer opener key chain that read “My dad rocks!” from Pop Tag
  • In lieu of an apron we decided to go with a cool super hero dad t-shirt from REVOLUTION46R46
  • A sampler 6-pack of NW beers from the local PDX Trader Joe’s donated by Tumblewee

Please email us with your shipping information!

♥ meg

Featured Etsy Shop: Spice of Life

If you’re a foodie then you’re probably obsessed with spices.  And high quality, organic spices can cost their weight in gold but Spice of Life provides these spices at a very reasonable price.  You’ll recognize this shop from our Father’s Day giveaway where one lucky winner will get to give their dad Spice of Life‘s magnetic BBQ Dry Rub Kit:

Summer BBQs here we come!

But you should really go and check out all of Tami’s fabulous herbs, teas, sugars and salts!  My favorite is the Chai tea kit (have I told you how obsessed Dee and I are with Chai tea? It’s a little ridiculous).

Ah I would just love starting my morning off with this set!

And of course since we spend half of our year in China the Asian herb and spices kit and the Flower Blossom Tea kit would be right at home with us in our Asian apartment:

I LOVE this picture, it really reminds me of the Asian zen gardens. Asian Herb & Spice Kit from Spice of Life.

Tea is a “go-to” in this house and we start off almost every morning with it. I love floral teas as dessert teas though! Yum!  Flower Blossom Tea Kit from Spice of Life.

Tami really does have something for everyone though.  You can get gourmet sugars and sea salts or even make your own kit from the spices she has available in her shop.

Sea Salt Kit from Spice of Life

And if you’re having troubles with what to make for dinner or how to use all these wonderful spices once you’ve bought them as a gift or for yourself, just hop over to the Spice of Life Blog for ideas.

So go buy Dad some special herbs from Spice of Life and if you weren’t our giveaway winner can I suggest the BBQ Dry Rub Kit?

meg

 

Featured Etsy Shop: Pop Tag

You know what we love about the Pop Tag etsy shop?  He found something he’s good and and just stuck with a couple of successful products (the business model we’re striving for too!).  Nate’s very favorite item from this years Father’s Day giveaway was this cool personalized bottle opener key chain.  In Nate’s words, “that’s f***ing cool”.  Um . . . yeah, we agree!

Order the traditional “We love dad” or customize it with some inside joke that only you and your dad get!

It can read, “WORLDS BEST DAD” or ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE INSTEAD – a name, quote, sports team, a lyric, etc.  That’s the thing that’s most fun – you can choose some quote that is special to you and your dad/husband.

Plus, you can choose any of these colored rubber bumpers to go with it.

We opted for the cool black one for our giveaway. (Red, Black, Blue, Pink, or Purple).

Since Nate and I are planning a wedding, I kinda loved the idea of these bottle openers for a wedding gift with some quote that’s special to the bride and groom (even just “his” and “hers”).  This would be perfect for our camping wedding BBQ!  Plus as a necklace I’d never loose it the whole night ;)

Stamped Bottle Opener Necklace Pair

Ryan is super speedy at shipping too!  We had our giveaway bottle opener at the house within two days so there’s still plenty of time to go to Pop Tag and order one for Father’s Day!

meg

 

 

 

Featured Esty Shop: Revolution46

With Father’s Day around the corner if you’re still scratching your head over the perfect gift for dad maybe you should go and check out REVOLUTION46.  Their t-shirts have a fabulous retro hipster vibe happening!  And they’ve graciously donated the above t-shirt for all those super dads in your life for our Beer & BBQ Father’s Day Giveaway (of course if you don’t win you can always just purchase one of these gems yourself).  While you’re shopping for dad you may want to check out some of their other creations – I’m a fan of the brother sets (even though I personally only have one girl).

Like these Retro Robot Big Bro & Lil’ Bro Shirts:

Love the mohawk!! These kids are hipster with a capital H!

Or the Big Brother Vintage Airplane Shirt:

Wright Brother’s eat your heart out :)

But if you were attracted to this post because of the cool super hero logo from the Father’s Day giveaway then never fear . . . other super hero shirts are here (oh no, even I recognize that as being a horrible reference . . . fail?).

These batman shirts would be so cool for a super hero themed birthday party!

If you’re in love with the Father’s Day Super Hero shirt but want it for your little man – no prob, they have that too:

I particularly like the ones with the numbers in the middle for how hold your little one is. So cute and what a good way to do a yearly photo op for a boy :)

Joe and Frannie run the shop and they’ve told us, “Everyday is a new journey when you are creating! We believe our designs are a source of immediate delight and lasting pleasure.”  We think these gifts will give so many fathers a super happy Father’s Day and heartily agree that giftees will look back fondly on receiving one of Joe and Frannie’s unique shirts.  We hope you go support custom and hand made through visiting their shop!

meg

Father’s Day Giveaway: Beer and BBQ (closed)

We have one of the best dads EVER in our household (love you Nate!) so when Father’s Day started looming on the horizon I decided we needed to ask Nate his opinion on what Etsy finds we should feature in a giveaway.  Though he suggested an apron that said “I’m one sexy daddy” or some such similar saying we couldn’t find one anywhere on Etsy so . . .  instead we put together this awesome selection of gifts!

To honor one very special dad we’ve pulled together beer and BBQ themed Etsy vendors who have donated some of their awesome creations to spoil your dad this year!  Here’s what your dad gets if you win:

  • A yummy set of naturally grown herb and spice rubs for back yard grilling from Spice of Life
  • One personalized Father’s Day custom 22oz etched beer glass with your children’s birth dates from Scissor Mill
  • A personalized beer opener key chain that read “My dad rocks!” from Pop Tag
  • In lieu of an apron we decided to go with a cool super hero dad t-shirt from REVOLUTION46R46
  • A sampler 6-pack of NW beers from the local PDX Trader Joe’s donated by Tumblewee

You know the drill, do any of the following for an entry:

  1. Tell us the best memory you have about your dad!
  2. Comment below on your favorite item from Spice of Life
  3. Comment below on your favorite item from Scissor Mill
  4. Comment below on your favorite item from Pop Tag
  5. Comment below on your favorite item from REVOLUTION46R46
  6. Comment below on your favorite item from Tumblewee
  7. Like us on facebook (make sure to comment that you did so!)
  8. Follow us on twitter
  9. Subscribe to our blog

If you’re not a WordPress member make sure to leave your email so we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner!

We’ll pick a winner Tuesday June 12th at 5pm. Open to Canada and US residents.

Good luck!

meg

Featured Etsy Shop: Bohemian Seed

You know how I’m a big fan of vintage and thrift stores so when I saw the fabulous Vintage “Mom” mug featured on Etsy for Mother’s Day I HAD to write Bohemian Seed to see if they’d contribute it to our giveaway.  It was so cute and kitschy, and I hope that it’s found an appreciative new owner in Shari.

Even though Bohemian Seed had that really cool mug (and some other super cute vintage house decor items).  We’re sorta in love with the summer vintage clothes she’s got up right now!  We put together a rockin’ vintage bathing suit ensemble from her items – check it out:

Use this cool 70s see threw mini dress as a cover up over a white bathing suit! So retro!

Pair the cover-up with a cute crochet bag for your cell phone and sunscreen at the pool side.

Don these awesome aviator glasses to protect your eyes from the bright sunshine.

Finish off your look with these silver and gold vintage flats

Want this summer outfit?  Well you’re in luck because Bohemian Seed is having a summer sale right now and if you enter the code SUMMERSALE10  at checkout you will get 10% off your purchase.  So go get your vintage looks for summer!

meg

 

 

 

Congrats to the Winner of our Good Morning Mom Giveaway!

Chris Shari Alligood is the winner of our fabulous Good Morning Mom Giveaway!

She’ll be receiving:

  • A super kitschy vintage “Mom” mug from Bohemian Seed and Starbucks coffee donated via Tumblewee for a good ol’ cup of joe when mom wakes up.
  • One dozen “Nana’s Cinnamon Rolls” from Love to Create3 to round out the breakfast tray you’ll be delivering the coffee on (it is Breakfast in Bed)!
  • A $25 dollar gift certificate  for mom to spend as she chooses at Naked Eye Beauty so she can get ready for her day after her breakfast in bed!
  • Earrings and a matching ring from Jeannie Richard so she can look stylish in her outfit for the day.

She shared this story with us about her mom:

It’s so nice to know that you’re mom and you are back on speaking terms!  Life without our mothers just isn’t the same . . . regardless of problems and disagreements we may have with them. We hope your mother loves the gift . . . or that you do ;)

Thanks for liking us on Facebook and following our blog!

Happy Mother’s Day,

meg & ash

 

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