Monday suck-day giveaway, take 1!

Monday, August 18, 2008

So today really isn't a suck-day for me, like most Mondays are. Usually I wake up groggy and unmotivated, but for the first time in weeks I actually got a decent nights sleep. My muscles aren't sore in the shoulders and back, and I feel relaxed, like I just got out of a massage and took a hot shower. If you've ever been pregnant, you might understand how difficult getting comfortable can be. Especially getting comfortable at night. My husband so kindly reminded me of how I slept during my first pregnancy, with a mountain of pillows under my back, legs, and belly. So he sacrificed his extra pillow, helped me get set up, and as soon as my head hit the fluff, I passed out. Thank you Christopher, for having a better memory of my last pregnancy than I do. He swears that woman are programmed to forget everything from previous pregnancies, in order to survive future ones. Hes probably right.

But for everyone else that is suffering through Monday suck-day, its giveaway time!! I figured that since Monday's are usually the worst, it would be the perfect day for a pick-me-up. Well, since you don't actually win on Monday, maybe I got that backwards? But at least you can have high hopes of winning, and get the chance to look at cool stuff that you maybe wouldn't have seen otherwise.

Today's giveaway is courtesy of Etsy's own Krystan, who is actually the artist behind our well known zombie portrait. I got it for Christopher as a Christmas gift last year, enlarged and set in a big tacky gold frame. How weird are we? I know, haha. But shes not giving away a zombie morph today, shes giving away a set of 60... yes, sixty, return address labels! I wish I could enter, because I've just moved and don't have any left. I used to have some super sexy Bettie Page ones, made by my etsy bff Racheltrouble, but since I rocked those ones for over a year, maybe its time for a change. Anyways, so here are the rules: Go over to Krystans's etsy shop. Browse through all of her goodies, taking an extra minute or two to shop if you please, pick which address labels are your absolute favorite, and then leave me a comment (with your name and a way to get in touch with you, in case you win!) telling us which labels you liked the best, since those are the ones that you'll be seeing in your mailbox if its your name that pops up on my screen from the random number generator on Friday morning. See, Monday isn't so bad right? Now off with you, you've got a contest to enter...

From top to bottom:
-"Tea Time - Print", by Krystan, $10.00.
-"Lonely Girl in Fall - Print", by Krystan, $10.00.
-"Zombie Christopher and Tia", by Krystan, totally not for sale.
-"Sushi Return Address Labels - Set of 60", by Krystan, $10.00.

(If you'd like to sponsor a giveaway, you can email me here, or convo me at my etsy shop!)


Maggie August 18, 2008 at 10:39 AM  

I like the bird and blossoms one best!

Tracy August 18, 2008 at 10:41 AM  

I adore Krystan's shop...and Krystan herself for that matter. I've never been able to decide between the ice cream cone labels and the sushi labels but because I'm having kind of a cozy wanna-be-at-home day, preferably with a very large bowl of ice cream, I'm going to say the ice cream cone labels. They're just so damn adorable.

Start To Finish Supplies August 18, 2008 at 10:42 AM  

The bird and blossoms are my favorite as well. How cute.

Great blog post. It was very entertaining :)

PamperingBeki August 18, 2008 at 10:42 AM  

I love the birds and blossoms!!

GemsByEm August 18, 2008 at 11:03 AM  

Ooooh, I love Krystan's flirty ribbon return address labels! Sooo cute! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Anonymous,  August 18, 2008 at 11:06 AM  

The candy stripes label is super awesome!

dangerkittydesigns [at]

A Blond And A Torch August 18, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

Great shop!

You poor thing--at least your husband is trying to help!

RainbowMom August 18, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

Great giveaway.. I can't enter either since we are moving soon but great zombie picture! lol Very well done. :) Peace!

SewMuchDetail August 18, 2008 at 11:30 AM  

Love your blog and thank you for dropping in on mine today!

Miss Pin Productions August 18, 2008 at 12:07 PM  

I love everything in Krystan's shop! My favorite address labels are the Birdie Return Address Labels. It was not an easy choice.

So very cute!

Beth August 18, 2008 at 1:09 PM  

Her shop is great! It is so hard to choose a favorite, so I am going with the pink chocolate ones. How can you go wrong with chocolate in the title!

littlebird August 18, 2008 at 2:05 PM  

they are all really sweet but i think i like the chocolate hearts best!

Auntie Dis August 18, 2008 at 3:33 PM  

Oh I love the pink and chocolate cupcake labels!

Holly August 18, 2008 at 3:46 PM  

Okay, this sounds fun, especially since I just moved!
I really like the Neapolitan labels. I didn't even know that anyone on Etsy made address labels - how sad is that? I have to shop more!

Mary Richmond August 18, 2008 at 4:11 PM  

ok so i was all about the cute pictures and your poor aching back and then i saw the gross picture...sorry but i had to stop guys are pretty funny, tho!

Mary Richmond August 18, 2008 at 4:14 PM  

i hope that didn't insult you--i was trying to be funny--it looks sort of poopy in type, tho--not the way it sounded in my head!

anyway--what a great shop and i like the bird and blossom best...;-)

Christopher And Tia August 18, 2008 at 4:24 PM  

Haha, don't worry about it Mary. You probably weren't expecting to see 2 bloodied up faces inbetween all of the pretty pastels, haha. We're totally weird, and we're ok with that, lol.

xx Tia

1337 Art August 18, 2008 at 7:24 PM  

Kristen has a very cute shop. I think I like her kitty labels best:

And thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry to hear about your kitty.

Jewelry Rockstar August 18, 2008 at 8:06 PM  

They key is a long body pillow and stuff it between the legs. Learned that on preg #2.

jessica August 18, 2008 at 8:51 PM  

I love the pink banner labels! And the font is groovy too.

i'm bornlippy on Etsy

Johanna August 18, 2008 at 9:14 PM  

Oooh, I looked in her shop last Friday when you posted the teaser link!

The sushi ones are my favorite. I just got some sushi fabric to make an apron for myself... if I won those labels I could match my mail! (?)

Steph August 18, 2008 at 9:30 PM  

Wow, what a tough choice! I had two faves, but went with the flirty ribbon. I think it matches my shop best!

Apple Blossom Designs August 18, 2008 at 9:37 PM  

I love the Budding Branch labels. So simple, yet very elegant!!!

Pretty Fun August 18, 2008 at 10:08 PM  

I like the Budding Branch labels. Too cute!

ashley August 18, 2008 at 10:25 PM  

The little birdie ones are so cute. I love the red and blue! What a cute shop. :)

treasurefield August 18, 2008 at 10:31 PM  

Krystan does very cute work! I hadn't seen her shop before.
I adore the Budding Branch label, especially in the green.

Great to hear you had a good night's sleep. That's worth a million when you're preggers, eh?
Best wishes!
~alisa :)

Annie Rexic August 18, 2008 at 10:47 PM  

ooohhh! i like the cupcakes.

krystan is awesome.

Catirina Bonet Designs - Fun! Funky! Hand Knitting Patterns August 19, 2008 at 12:27 AM  

Great blog and totally fun shop!!..........Oh, and I just moved 3,000 miles on $6.00 and I could really make use of the labels. I love these:

Wanna read about my crazy impoverished move visit my blog

jessicajane August 19, 2008 at 12:52 AM  

I love the pink banner ones, i like banners. haha.have a great week! :)

Hybrid Hopes August 19, 2008 at 2:26 AM  

I love every other Monday. It's my last day at work, and I'm facing seven days of freedom. Then every OTHER Monday, I'm facing seven days of zombie-esque work, but that's ok.

I like this the best:

It's the "don't taste me, bro" button. I'm kinda stoked AND disappointed yet unsurprised that someone else thought of that too. Mr. BrownBear and I say "Don't taste me, Bro!!!!" whenever our dog decides to taste our legs or hands or (gross) feet. I might have to go back and buy the button for ol' bear. Will it still be funny to us at Christmas?

I'm entering every one of your contests until I win. With my luck, you'll have to have contests for a very long time.


p.s. more pictures of the gorgeous ChristopherAndTia girls, please.

Anonymous,  August 19, 2008 at 4:48 AM  

Well they are all lovely but I think the Flirty Ribbon one is my favorite. And I hope I win!

Walk in the Woods August 19, 2008 at 5:00 AM  

Kystan's Budding Branch address labels. :)

Christopher And Tia August 19, 2008 at 9:42 AM  

Last night Christopher asked me if he could make a fake username and enter. I told him no. But if he did, I'd want the cupcakes, haha.

Steph August 19, 2008 at 9:45 AM  

So, since I'm feeling the lucky vibe this week, if I win, do I still get to pick custom colors? ;)

Krystan August 19, 2008 at 10:23 AM  

Yeah, if the winner wants to pick custom colors, that's fine by me. Just don't drive me nuts with a million color changes :D

-Krystan (the one giving away the labels)

SpottedonEtsy August 19, 2008 at 10:42 PM  

The labels I like the best are the Pink Chocolate Cupcake! It reminds me of an item from my etsy shop! Very cute shop-- the tea time print is adorable as well!!

Thanks for this giveaway! I just moved as well!

spottedonetsy at gmail dot com

Kelly Alvarez Mace August 20, 2008 at 10:41 AM  

Ohhh, I am a huge Krystan fan, she helped me one morning when I could not screenprint the front page that I was on! She is sweet like that...

I love the sushi labels, those are adorable!

Anonymous,  August 20, 2008 at 2:43 PM  

I like the stripey ones: August 20, 2008 at 7:49 PM  

I like the humming bird labels the best.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!


KatieG August 20, 2008 at 8:20 PM  

The Birds and Blossoms labels are definitely my favorite!!

Space Oddities August 21, 2008 at 7:47 AM  

I dig the hummingbird labels - man, it's hard to choose!

RecoveryBabe August 21, 2008 at 7:51 AM  

Krystan loves manmeat, and that's ok with me.

I like the bird and blossoms.

Um I'm RecoveryBabe on Etsy, you can convo me there. :)

Ashley August 21, 2008 at 9:15 AM  

I really did look through her entire store but I HAVE to pick those sushi ones as my favorite! I LOVE sushi, I love everything to do with sushi. Great giveaway!

actressangel at gmail

kiddlebug August 22, 2008 at 6:14 PM  

I like the budding branch, the bird and blossoms and the chocolate blue. (to name just a few....)

Christopher And Tia August 22, 2008 at 8:29 PM  

uh oh kiddlebug, you're a day too late! But make sure and come back next Monday for another suck-day giveaway :)

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