Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Giveaway- Mud and Twig

If you love Etsy then you'll love Mud & Twig. This uber cute Etsy shop has a mixture of fun products, all handmade. Here is a little message from the owner and creator:

"My name is Amber & I'm *nearly* 31 years old. I've been making things all my short little life. I dabble a bit in whatever I can get my hands on & if I don't know how to do it yet I plan to soon! I remember learning how to operate my great grandmother's sewing machine when I was 6 or 7 years old. The first thing I decided to make was a dust cover for our VCR. Because it was useful :) I found a scrap of rose-covered fabric & made myself a pattern. Ugly as it was, it was still keeping the VCR dust-free when I moved out at 18.

I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I discovered Etsy! After a couple years of buying & developing crushes on Etsy, I finally got up the courage to open my own shop, Mud & Twig, just a few months ago. Most everything I make for my shop was born as a gift for someone close to me. I find inspiration in the individuality of my friends & family and the beauty of nature. My lip butter, however, began as a gift to myself! When we bought our first home & I met our lovely beekeeper neighbor, I was compelled to create my own beeswax lip balm. I had been so unsatisfied with the brands I was trying. I wanted something with minimal, simple ingredients. My love for the benefits of coconut oil on my skin and appreciation for the honey bee launched me into production! It took a few tries, but I now have a formula I love & I'll never go back!"



I ordered a Skull Onesie from Amber and she sent along a stick of her homemade lip butter. Everything she makes screams quality. She is so very talented!


The onesie is really cute. I got this for my newest niece who will be born around Christmas. Amber uses high quality onesies and uses her handmade screen to screen print each individual onesie. Let your baby rock out in this onesie! I am too excited to get the pictures of my little niece in this onesie and I think I'm going to have to go back and pick one up for my baby!!! I love skulls!




The lip butter was lightly flavored (Vanilla Mint) and keeps my lips moist and soft. I recently learned that she makes her lip butter with her neighbor's organically cared-for bees' wax. It does NOT get anymore handmade than that! She also tries to use as few ingredients as possible which matches my philosophy that we need to be careful what we put in and on our bodies. I love how clean and chic and professional the lip butter looks with the pretty labeling and the oval-shaped tube. This is definitely something I could envision at a quaint, shabby chic boutique!

I also think the lip butters would make fabulous girly favors for a bridal party or just a girls night out goodie bag! I love Girly Girl Goodies!!!


WIN IT:
One reader is going to get to CHOOSE if they want a skully onesie ($11 value) or a 3-pack of lip butter ($8 value)!

To Enter:

MANDATORY:
You MUST do this entry FIRST or your entries will not count. ONE comment only.

You must FOLLOW Girly Girl Giveaways publicly (must be able to find my blog on your list of blogs you follow)
AND visit Mug and Twig to tell me which item you would choose if you won!


OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
For 1 extra entry per item below 
(please leave a NEW, separate comment for each one):
-If you follow @girlygiveaways on Twitter
-If you are a Girly Girl Giveaways fan on Facebook
-If you have my Girly Girl Giveaways button on your blog 
-Heart Mud and Twig or a favorite item (provide your username for verification)


OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!

It will end at 9/29
A winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to respond.
Please make sure you have a way for me to contact you (email in profile or in comments).

The opinions expressed in this review are based on my personal experience with the products described. I am an honest person and have provided an honest account of my findings. I received a free tube of lip butter for the purpose of reviewing it.

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Joy is a stay-at-home-mom to three daughters. She is the wife of a worship leader & youth pastor. She runs her own Etsy shop selling handmade, hand-stamped sterling jewelry. Joy has taken courses in journalism, play writing, poetry, was in Honors English throughout school and has had small publications made of her work (mostly poetry).

69 comments:

  1. i follow- i'd like the onesie.
    shen
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  2. i hearted the etsy shop as maestramami.
    shen
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  3. I follow via GFC.
    I would choose the Unscented Lip Butter.

    (e-mail is in profile)

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  4. I follow you on Twitter @glogirl3

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  5. I "heart" Mud and Twig on Etsy. Username is creativetwist.

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  6. follower and I like the skully baby onesie - purple jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  7. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  8. button: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  9. I'm a follower and I would choose the lip butter. I love chapstick!

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  10. I follow you on twitter: valceratops

    vjsweeley at gmail dot com

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  11. I'd love the lip balm. I never have enough! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    justaduck at gmail.com

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  12. I'm your fan on facebook!
    justaduck at gmail.com

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  13. I heart <3 Mud and Twig on etsy! (username: justaduck)
    justaduck at gmail.com

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  14. I'd like the lip butter!
    follow via GFC
    jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

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  15. follow you on twitter @jenyasha
    jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

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  16. like you on facebook as Jen M.
    jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

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  17. I'd choose the lip balm.
    Blog follower via GFC.
    sarah.robot at gmail dot com

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  18. I follow you on twitter.
    knockedupnursin
    sarah.robot at gmail dot com

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  19. Added Mud and Twig to my favs on Etsy//
    sarah.robot at gmail dot com

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  20. I follow! I would choose the vanilla peppermint lip butter
    thecuttingetch1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  21. follow on twitter @thecuttingetch
    thecuttingetch1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  22. I would love the purple skully onesie in 12 mon.

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  23. I follow. I would choose the 3-pack of lip butter.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  24. i follow and i would choose the onesie. love the purple one
    thompson_tanda@yahoo.com

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  25. I follow (follower name is Damla).
    I like the eucalyptus-lemongrass beeswax lip butter. And I'd choose the 3-pack of lip butter. Thanks.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  26. Follow girlygiveaways on Twitter: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover

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  27. Your button is 52 on http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/

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  28. Heart Mud and Twig. username: SweepstakeLover

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  29. I follow you as nightowl.
    I browsed her site and I would choose the lip butter.

    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I follow @girlygiveaways on Twitter as winsome6

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  31. I'm a Girly Girl Giveaways fan on Facebook
    winit6 at hotmail dot com

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  32. i Heart Mud and Twig
    username intrigue1

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  33. I follow your blog on GFC

    I would choose the lip butter

    nieceyd@gmail.com

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  34. I follow you on twitter

    @goodieslist

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  35. I am your fan on facebook

    niecey docherty

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  36. I have your button on my blog

    http://goodieslist.blogspot.com/

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  37. i follow. mmmmm lip butter!
    fivestringserenade@yahoo.com

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  38. i heart mudandtwig!
    username: rockthepolkadot
    fivestringserenade@yahoo.com

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  39. I follow you publicly and I would choose the lip butter!

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  40. I am a follower and I would choose the skull onesie - so cute!

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  41. I am a fan of girly girl giveaways on facebook

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  42. I follow (psychdog) and would choose the lip butter. The onesie is so cute, I just don't have a baby to put it on right now.
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  43. I hearted my favorite item at the etsy store - eucalyptus-lemongrass beeswax lip butter (hifam).
    hickenfam at hotmail dot com

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  44. I am a follower and would choose the lip butter.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  45. Like Girly Girl Giveaways on facebook
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  46. i FOLLOW Girly Girl Giveaways publicly
    i would choose the onesie
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. i follow @girlygiveaways on Twitter
    (@flower_child_23)
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  48. Girly Girl Giveaways fan on Facebook
    angela m
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  49. Following your blog. I'd love to win the skullie onesie. It is super adorable!

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  50. Following on twitter: hillfam2005

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  51. I follow on GFC and I would love the skully baby onesie--white

    rebeccamorgan@bzzingmom.com

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  52. I follow girly giveaways on Twitter @bzzingmom

    rebeccamorgan@bzzingmom.com

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  53. I fan girly girl giveaways on Facebook

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  54. I heart Mud and Twig on etsy Bzzingmom

    rebeccamorgan@bzzingmom.com

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  55. I follow & I'd pick the lip balm if I won.

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  56. Follow on twitter ~ momof2dancers

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  57. I follow your blog and I would choose the lip butter.
    jcottey at aol dot com

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  58. I am a Girly Girl Giveaways fan on Facebook (Jane Eileen).
    jcottey at aol dot com

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  59. I hearted the vanilla peppermint beeswax lip butter on Etsy (jcottey).
    jcottey at aol dot com

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  60. I follow with google Friend
    I like the Onsie
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  61. Following your blog! I'd love the skully baby onesie - white!

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  62. I like Girly Girl Giveaways on Facebook!

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