Sunday, November 30, 2014

12 Days of Christmas giveaways: Day 1 Borealis Britches Pants

 For the month of December, my family is going to do an acts of kindness countdown till Christmas, so that will be our Advent calendar. I really wanted to take the focus off of getting gifts and put it on giving back. My seven year old has already started making a list. His heart is really for the homeless. I got my inspiration from several blogs. You can find them here, here, and here. I've printed up some RACK'D (Random Acts of Christmas Kindess) cards to hand out with our goodies. There is also a Facebook page that will help you get in on the kindness action.

 Since my family is doing random acts of kindness, I wanted to show my fans some Christmas Kindess love! So here we are, 12 days of Christmas giveaways!! Our first giveaway is a pair of pants from Borealis Britches.

 Kristy is the owner of Borealis Britches up in Fairbanks. She makes pants, diapers, slippers, nursing pads, and more! You can order from her website or her Facebook page. You can find her at local bazaars as well. Let's get to know this great seamstress!

 Why did you start your business?
I started my business because I could not stop sewing diapers for our second child. My hubby suggested either having more children or starting a business, so I started the business I also wanted a business where I could stay at home with our two children.


What is your favorite thing about Alaska?

 My favorite thing about Alaska is the people. We have friends who have adopted us as family since all of our family is back east. We also love the open space and outdoors that Alaska provides. Truly the last frontier. We love it!

 The winner of this giveaway may choose one pair of in-stock pants listed on Borealis Britches website. Winner may choose from polyester fleece category or cotton/spandex category. They are limited to sizes available in stock. Cashmere/wool pants are NOT included in the giveaway. A winner will be chosen on December 4th.

 You have the chance to have four entries, so get them in! Be sure to come back tomorrow to entry our Day 2 of Christmas giveaways! To enter, head on over to my Facebook page! Oh! Before you head over there, be sure to comment below which britches you would choose! That will get you one entry! Good luck!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Alaska Wild Child Shirt Giveaway

 I love sporting my Alaskan sweatshirts, I feel proud to represent this great state I live in. There are so many new local artists with great designs! Unfortunately, there are not many artists with kid sizes, which I'm bummed about. So I was really excited when I learned about a local artist that was printing kid shirts! Introducing Alaska Wild Child!

 I actually won the cute baseball tee for my son through a giveaway on her facebook page. I'll admit it, I wanted this shirt for myself. I love baseball tees! Isn't he so cute!

Before we get to the giveaway, let's hear a little about Marie, owner of Alaska Wild Child.

Tell us a little about yourself.

   "I grew up in Alaska eating moose meat, catching silvers, and picking fireweed. I will always be an Alaska wild child. I enjoy sharing my love for my home state through this unique line of clothing. All of my designs are hand printed with care in Alaska, on the premium brand, American Apparel."

Why did you start your business and where do you get your inspiration from?

 " I am a graphic designer and when I was pregnant 3 years ago I started drawing Alaskan animals for my daughter. First was Bernard the bear and then Wally the Whale. These drawings grew into friends asking me to turn my illustrations into t-shirt and suggesting I sell them. So... I took a screen printing class, bought a press and set up a business in my garage."

Where can we find Alaska Wild Child clothing?

 "Right now you can buy online at - or at Busy Beans Coffee Shop in Government Hill and Mabel McKinley. "
 Thanks Marie! You can also check out Alaska Wild Child at the Arts and Crafts Emporium this weekend at the Denaina Center Exhibit Hall.

 So who wants to win one of these sweet shirts for their little one? The winner can choose a onesie or a child's shirt from Alaska Wild Child's website. There are several ways to enter. A winner will be randomly chosen next Friday! Visit my facebook page to enter the giveaway, here's the link: Alaska's Kids.

PS Before you leave this page, leave a comment with which shirt you'd want to win, that'll take care of an entry for you. Be sure you click that you did it!