No, you're not seeing things. It is Saturday as I am posting this. It was supposed to happen yesterday, but it didn't. I got a little behind on things because of dealing with a little one trying to cut two molars. He wouldn't nap for very long without being fussy, so I didn't get everything done that I intended to do.
Congratulations to Betsy, who won the Vanilla Lavender Grande Candle from Barcelona Bath & Body! Thank you all for entering, and for the great comments!
Today we are featuring Meg, from Bode22 on Etsy. Have you seen her shop? It's full of the COOLEST clocks ever! And you get to try and win one! But first things first...let's get to know Meg a little better.
TDB: How did you get your start creating clocks?
Meg: I had just gotten married and moved into a new apartment. While decorating it, I decided I wanted a clock that was functional, but different and cute. I couldn't find any, so I made one. It received much praise from family and friends, so I decided to make more.
TDB: I see that you have "Clocks for a Cause". What's the story behind this?
Meg: I've actually put it on hold for a while, but it's something that I plan do again in the future. I donate a portion of my proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Three of my family members fought cancer - one just recently passed away because of it, so it's an extremely important cause to me.
TDB: What do you do to promote your Etsy shop?
Meg: I'm a huge blogger: bode22.blogspot.com. I also frequent the Etsy Forums.
TDB: What's the best piece of advice you ever received (doesn't have to be business-related)?
Meg: Do what makes you happy.
TDB: Where do you sell your clocks besides on Etsy?
Meg: They are exclusively sold through Etsy right now. It's about all I can do to keep up with just that! But I'm open to going through other avenues... eventually. :)
TDB: Where is the furthest away you have mailed a clock?
Meg: The coolest destinations thus far have been Hong Kong and Latvia.
TDB: If you could learn any new skill, what would it be?
Meg: Sewing. I have a terrible handbag addiction. It'd be lovely if I could make them myself, but I can't sew a straight line worth a darn. Luckily there's a few sellers on Etsy that keep me supplied.
Ok, so NOW you get to enter to win this fabulous clock!!!
To enter, please go to Bode22, check out the shop, and come back here to comment on which clock is your favorite. For two extra entries, you can blog about this giveaway! Please leave only ONE comment (so be sure to leave your blog URL when you leave your comment, so I can check out your post.).
For 5 extra entries, I'm going to take a little hint from Dana at the Old Red Barn Co. If you create a short video that can convince me why you should win this clock, upload it to YouTube.com, and then email me the link, you will get 5 extra entries.
Deadline to enter is Friday, July 25th at 12 Noon PST.