Monday suck-day, take 10!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Good morning! Err, bad morning, if you're a true suck-day'er. I didn't get any kind of a weekend (Christopher had to work for the 2nd weekend in a row), so today feels like it should be Friday, and when I think about how its really Monday, the suck settles in. I decided to treat Eleanore and myself to a delicious bowl of chocolate/peanut butter/banana hot cereal. That way at least I can look back on the day and say "well, at least the cereal was good".

You guys! Can you believe its our 10 week anniversary? You, me, and the suck? Well, to celebrate, we're doing a DOUBLE giveaway! That's right, what a better way to show our love (or hate, in some situations) for the suck, than giving away extra stuff??

This week you can win a perfect-for-Halloween Wolf Girl Gocco note card by susanestellekwas, AND some mouth watering candy corn lip balm by daisycakessoap. I recently bought a "mint lovers" lip balm package from daisycakessoap, after giving Christopher the assignment of finding something that I could safely put on my kisser. My food allergies effect my bath and body products just as much as they effect what I eat (yeah, I cried the day I had to throw away all of my beautiful MAC). I'm extremely happy with my purchase. Trust me folks, you need this lip balm. I saw this amazing Wolf Girl card while browsing the empty streets of etsy early Saturday morning, and fell head over heels. Have you seen a better Halloween card?? Didn't think so. I'm so excited that shes offered to give one away!! So, what do you have to do to enter...

The rules:
-Visit both shops. susanestellekwas, and daisycakessoap.
-Look through both shops, and pick out your favorite item(s) from each.
-Come back to this here suck-day post, and tell us what you found and love!
-Tell us why Monday's suck!!
-If you're not a member of team blogger, then make sure you leave a name and email for us to get a hold of you in case you win! Otherwise, you lose, and that sucks.
-Contest ends Thursday around noon.
-Want an extra two entries? Blog about this weeks giveaway, complete with pictures and links on your own blog! Then come back here and leave another comment with the link to the entry.

OK, that's enough blabbing on my end. Go suck!

(If you're interested in sponsoring a future suck-day giveaway, please email me, or send me a convo at my etsy shop. Thanks!)


krystan October 20, 2008 at 10:20 AM  

Whoa! Awesome giveaway this week!

favs: because I used to wear one of those muffy things on my hands when I was little, and the print is too cute. because they're badass.

Mondays suck because it was 30-something degrees when I woke up this morning, and that is NO WAY to start the week. Nope.

LoveMeKnot Creations October 20, 2008 at 10:23 AM  

my faves:
"comfort", cause it totally is what i think comfort kitty, a fire, and comfy socks!

anything brown sugar will turn me on....

today sucks for me cause i have my chem midterm tonight (which of course i did not study for....)

Joy Ribisi October 20, 2008 at 10:28 AM  

Okay, first two things that most certainly do not suck:
This is the best Abe thing I've ever seen and the suckiness of Monday might had pushed me a little more towards tears when I read this quote on the print. Awesome!

And these just look outstanding:
And if I could use it to wash out my mouth from such a bad Morning morning of swearing, I would.

Monday sucks because:
My boss is a BEEPhead who complains about our mileage spent delivering his papers and visiting clients.

Dog puked under my chair.

Enough said!

Beeb Designs October 20, 2008 at 10:34 AM because I love the sentiment and think the entwined tails are so cute! because I LOVE lip balm and have never seen pomegranate before. And if I don't win this thing I might have to go get some candy corn for myself...

Mondays suck because the train is always full and I end up sitting next to a sleeping, snoring smelly guy who doesn't give me enough room and tries to use me as a pillow.

Christopher And Tia October 20, 2008 at 10:36 AM  

bahaha!! You guys are totally cracking me up today.

N. October 20, 2008 at 10:50 AM  

Hi I'm Nicole, nice to meet you. =)

I think these goccos are especially appropriate given the political climate (and that's the cutest Abe I've ever seen =d).

The deal is awesome, but the clever (yet nerdy) title? Seals the deal for me.

Mondays suck because the garbage truck wakes me at the _ungodliest_ hours, and I end up zombie-like for the rest of the day.

jessicajane October 20, 2008 at 12:17 PM  

Ooooh! I love Susanestellekwas's shop! Ive never seen it before, so thanks for showing us.

I really love this piece, 1. because the girl has red hair, and 2. because there is a cat laying on the girl.

My fav item from Daisycakessoap would have to be the mint choclate lip balm.

Mondays suck-because I have to wake up alone and cold!

Brighton Early October 20, 2008 at 12:49 PM  

I love the sniff sniff gocco from Susan, and the chai tea soap from daisycakes! :)

Mondays suck because I don't do my homework on weekends...

Caligirl October 20, 2008 at 2:14 PM  

I would love to win this!

Christopher And Tia October 20, 2008 at 2:16 PM  

caligirl, I'd love for you to win it too, hehe. In order to enter, please follow the posted rules :)

Super Blogger Girl! October 20, 2008 at 2:41 PM  

Mondays suck so hard don't they! grats on the anniversary, sorta, 10 weeks does rock though! So anyways my monday sucks because I have no work to do, they are always my slow work days so I sit at the computer reading blogs, which is cool, but the day drags out!

my cool finds: Summer Jazz Original (hella cool) and olive oil soap! mmmm oil!

Sandy October 20, 2008 at 2:44 PM  

m ondays suck because you have to put on shoes and underwear

susanestellekwas's shop



Hil'Lesha October 20, 2008 at 2:45 PM  

I love the Chai Tea Soap and Janet in the Snow art print.

And, I actually love Mondays.

lilacbutterfly [at]

Shannon Ripp,  October 20, 2008 at 3:01 PM  

I would have to say, not to suck up, but both things up for the drawing are my favorite things on those pages? could it be because I'm a sucker for Halloween? Or could it be because I love the stuff...maybe both. I just really would like to try the candy corn lip balm.

Monday sucks because I'm way behind for the week and it's the first day. I have a bad case of procrastination today and there's nothing like being angry at yourself on a Monday.

reb October 20, 2008 at 3:30 PM  

Mondays suck because it means the weekend is over and I love the Janet in the Snow from Estelle Kwas and the strawberry cheesecake lip balm from Daisycakes Soap.

rebbi511 at

Linda White,  October 20, 2008 at 3:33 PM  

Because I just found out my husbands cousin and his family arent going to get to come to our towns Pumpkin Festival on Saturday! Im sad and disapointed!

zoe hunter October 20, 2008 at 4:38 PM  

I found:For the Love of Lincoln-gocco cards-set of 3, and the chai tea lip balm...

today, monday sucked because i went to my workout despite still being a little sick..and now my legs hurt.
Thanks for the contest.

thinkingbrain135 October 20, 2008 at 5:09 PM  

I like the Comfort- original painting at susanestellekwas's shop and the NEW Wild Flowers Solid Perfume from daisycakes soap shop.

I hate Mondays because hubs goes back to work, kids go back to school, and I get to clean house, go to the grocery, and do all of the other boring stuff.

Hybrid Hopes October 20, 2008 at 5:57 PM  

Really? More sweet prizes?

I like fresh stuff from susanestellekwas's etsy. My birthday's right around the onset of school each fall, and some years birthday presents were nixed in favor of school supplies. Oh well. I still like stuff! And the shop owner's from Milwaukee, which is a likable town and home of PBR.

Then, this chocolate coffee soap sounds awesome. I tried to make a coffee scrub once - it smelled delicious, but involved messy coffee grounds so had limited application.

Hybrid Hopes October 20, 2008 at 5:59 PM  

hells bells. forgot to say why mondays suck. today sucks because there's a crappy show about hauntings and i keep sneezing and i have a headache :(

Croasla0 October 20, 2008 at 6:07 PM  

i like the winter at last notecards and the natural peppermint soap! Both stores are very fun :)


paryjeja October 20, 2008 at 6:40 PM  

Mondays suck because that means my boyfriend goes back on the road for the week.
I like the
Zephyr and Luna-gocco cards- set of 3
Honey Bar Assortment Gift Box

Thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous,  October 20, 2008 at 7:28 PM  

Well not every monday sucks, but today in particular sucked as I had to take a cpi training class that was 6 hours and just way to long.

Comfort- original from susanestellekwas and from daisycakessoap's I like Patchouli Orange Solid Perfume.


mverno October 20, 2008 at 7:35 PM  

like the Monica on the Slopes- original painting from susanestellekwas andthe honey bar assortment gift box from daisycakessoap

Zu-Li Designs October 20, 2008 at 9:20 PM  

I like named "Comfort-original" because it reminds me of my puppy curling up against my feet on Sunday as we napped.

I have a weakness for natural soaps and lip balms so I love everything, but, I picked the "Key Lime" lip balm

My Monday sucked because I had to work 1 1/2 hours longer than I usually do!

Fun contest!

Crafty Mama October 20, 2008 at 9:39 PM  

Um, hello! Turkey soap??? How could you not love turkey soap?

I vaguely remember my high school History teacher saying something like "For the love of Lincoln" instead of other choice words. It made me giggle.

Christopher And Tia October 20, 2008 at 9:45 PM  

Hi everyone! I just wanted to remind you that in order to be entered in the contest, you have to list your favorite item(s) from both shops, not just one. And you've got got GOT to leave a name and email, otherwise you're not qualified. I can let it slide if you don't hate Monday's, hehe, but the other ones are must-haves. Thanks!! And good luck!!

Estela October 20, 2008 at 10:26 PM  

Yay!!! What a nice double treat!! Happy 10 week anniversary!!
From Susanestellekwas's shop I love Zephyr and Luna-they are precious!!
And from Daisycakessoap the Coffee and Kahlua Lip Balm sounds amazing!!
Monday sucks because I have to work!

Zu-Li Designs October 20, 2008 at 10:42 PM  

Ok, I blogged about this super cool contest at

So, for my 2nd entry into the contest, I like Zephyr and Luna-gocco cards (so cute!) and Chai Tea Lip Balm (less calories!)


Zu-Li Designs October 20, 2008 at 10:46 PM  

For my final entry (2 extra for the blog I wrote about this contest), I like Dapper Firefly & the Lemon soap that looks like real lemon!


Natalie October 20, 2008 at 10:54 PM  

Great giveaway!
Here are my favorites:
I really need those to feel relax, especially now.

This monday sucks because my baby's cold gets worse and my hubby's grandma just passed away.

CurlyfrySC's Collage October 20, 2008 at 11:53 PM  

susanestellekwas' Bad Times Ahead-gocco cards-set of 3 reminds me of sucky Mondays!

daisycakessoap's Pomegranate Lip Balm will tide me over until Spring!

My Monday sucked because it was COLD today. 66ยบ in the house when I crawled out of bed. I just wanted to hibernate!

Lenora October 21, 2008 at 12:21 AM  

Monday sucks because it means it's back to being responsible, and I hate that. HaHa HaHa

My favorite item from (susanestellekekwas) is "For the Love of Lincoln-gocco cards-set of 3" and from (daisycakesoaps) is "The wedding day solid perfume"

Thanks for such a great giveaway.


Paper Lady Invites October 21, 2008 at 12:47 AM  

Ok, I love the Janet in the Snow print (love it!) and the manatee soap. Who doesn't love manatee's?

For me, this Monday sucked because I have been soooo tired! But, we went out to have a drink, and its better! Now I'm real tired and its time for bed. Thanks!


Paper Lady Invites October 21, 2008 at 1:06 AM  

Ok, I've posted a blog on this too. I will also be posting my Halloween contest tomorrow morning (you can only enter for three days...) Check it out!


Paper Lady Invites October 21, 2008 at 1:10 AM  

Man! I forgot one thing!

Okay, now I'm done. Thanks!


Anonymous,  October 21, 2008 at 3:58 AM  

I like the Winter at Last illustration, winter is my favorite time of year! The peppermint oatmeal soap sounds like it would really wake me up in the mornings.

Mondays suck because they're the beginning of a long, hectic week with no end in sight, it seems!

toohotforturtle October 21, 2008 at 5:58 AM  

I adore:



Mondays are sucktastic because .....they just are

littlelatina October 21, 2008 at 9:44 AM  

I like Dapper Firefly and Glycerin Pig. Also Mondays S*ck because of the early morning commute to drop off the kids and take my 45 minute trainride while getting to work by 9 on the dot.

Space Oddities October 21, 2008 at 10:09 AM  

love this awww!

and i also have the mint lipbalm pack from daisycakes soap. it's FAB and my favorite from her shop. coming in second is the lemon poppyseed soap.

mondays sucks because i have to go back to work as always. boring, i know. but it's truly the suckiest reason.

bison61 October 21, 2008 at 11:57 AM  

His wife said
mint chocolate bar

Monday sucks because its the start of the work week

tiramisu392 (at)

dhunt October 21, 2008 at 12:37 PM  
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madangle October 21, 2008 at 3:07 PM  

sniff sniff gocco from Susan and Wild Flowers Solid Perfume from daisycakes soap shop

Christina October 21, 2008 at 5:18 PM  

I like the Jet Trails - print from the Susan Estelle Kwas- Art Shop best, and I like the Mint Chocolate Bar (Glycerin) from Daisycakes best. And Mondays suck because it's the first day back to work of course!

Anonymous,  October 21, 2008 at 9:02 PM  

Candy corn lip balm sounds yummy. Mondays suck because it's a 5 long days until the weekend again.

mogrill October 21, 2008 at 10:36 PM  

I really liked both shops. I liked the Almond Biscotti Bath Bomb and the Winter at Last Card.

Mondays suck because it is the beginning of the week AND Never payday (We get paid Fridays).

Belinda October 22, 2008 at 1:57 AM  

I like the Patchouli Orange Solid Perfume and the Janet in the Snow print.

Monday's stink because the weekend is so far away.

1bmore @ gmail . com

Anonymous,  October 22, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

Hey Tia!
2 Things from Daisy Cakes Soap I like are
This one because I LOVE butterflies and it would SO match with my bathroom!
And this one because I dont do Halloween anymore but I do make my hubby get me a bag of candy corn every year! Gotta have it, I love it!

And from Susanstellekwas store:
I never understood why people are scared of clowns, they are cute and fun... see this pic SO CUTE!

And this Monday totally sucked because it meant the end of our vacation and time to start looking for a job... again. My dad and step mom were here for a visit last week and that was the best monday ever!

Take Care girl!

~Sarah (you should know where to find me)

Melissa B. October 22, 2008 at 2:39 PM  

I like the Winter At Last card set.
Mondays suck because my girls have dance and piano lessons that day. I spend most of the day driving Mom's Taxi.

Annemarie,  October 22, 2008 at 6:32 PM  

From Susanestellekwas's shop - I love the Janet in the Snow- print. It is so beautiful.

From Daisycakes - I love the Natural Summer Blend Soap (with goats milk). It sounds fantastic.

Mondays sucks because I can't sleep in and have to get up early to go to work.


djolsen October 22, 2008 at 9:47 PM  

The Key Lime lip balm from Daisycakessoap sounds wonderful. and "the Smell of Wooden Pier" really brings back memories at Susanestellekwas's shop.
I am trying to decide if I ruin my chance of winning if I say that Monday no longer sucks for me. I no longer am in the work force, kids are grown,new husband is wonderful, etc, etc.

Helen October 22, 2008 at 10:55 PM  

From the Susan Estelle Kwas- Art Shop I love the Comfort- original painting.

From Daisycakes the Gingerbread Soap Loaf sounds divine!

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 12:23 AM  

Mint chocolate lip balm. Mondays are yuck, cause I have to get up early and face the week.

Samantha P October 23, 2008 at 1:08 AM  

i love the Dapper Firefly from susanestellekwas and the soap trek travel bar in Pomegranate with Blueberry Seeds sounds awesome!

lilyk October 23, 2008 at 4:25 AM  

I love the Zephyr and Luna gocco cards from susanestellekwas' shop and the Glycerin Pig from daisycakessoap's shop! Mondays suck because you have to start the work week yet again.

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 4:33 AM  

From Susan Estelle Kwas- I love the Janet in the Snow print. I find that unusual yet cheery at the same time.

From Daisy Cakes Soap- I'm all into the natural peppermint oatmeal soap. It's the most invigorating scent, I love it and it's vegan-friendly!

Mondays suck because the kids have to be back at school plus there are too many Mondays of mail-less holidays.


Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 4:48 AM  

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arvard October 23, 2008 at 8:47 AM  

My favorite is chai tea soap from daisycakes.

purango October 23, 2008 at 9:16 AM  

My favorites: Susan Estelle Kwas-Janet in the Snow-print; Daisycakes Soap-Wild Flowers Solid Perfume. Mondays suck because I have to deal with all the moronic human drones going back to work after their pitiful weekend lives with beerdrinking and football games. I guess I'll have to listen to the men talk about for hundreds of times how they could have coached the team to victory. I could write a book on how Mondays suck but a better theme would be how the human race about MxCain, Obama, Biden and Palin.

klp1965 October 23, 2008 at 10:28 AM  

i love monday the kids head back to school and i get to clean up their mess from the weekend

Heather October 23, 2008 at 11:52 AM  

Suck day stuff:
susans place - sniff sniff cards
daisy cake place - Chai Tea Lip Balm
Why Mondays suck - I actually have to acknowledge the alarm clock!

Sahm Lee October 23, 2008 at 12:08 PM  

I love these items
Jet Trails - print from susanestellekwas

Coffee Sack Soap Gift from daisycakessoap

Mondays suck because it's getting colder and it's far too early to get up and go lout the door to take the kiddos to school.
thanks for the contest!
airalynn(@)gmail . com

LINDALSHOT October 23, 2008 at 12:18 PM  

Monday's suck because I have to read the sports page telling me that the Cincinnati Bengals lost again.

Christopher And Tia October 23, 2008 at 12:23 PM  

Thanks everyone that entered the contest, but this weeks suck-day giveaway is now CLOSED :)

Make sure to come back next week for another great giveaway...

xx Tia

Gianna October 23, 2008 at 1:19 PM  

I love the following from each site :)

For the Love of Lincoln-gocco cards-set of 3

Black Cherry Vanilla Lip Balm

mgster October 23, 2008 at 1:49 PM  

Love this...thanks for putting a smile on my face! For me today, Thursday, was a super suck-day! LOL

fancyfeet48 October 23, 2008 at 6:18 PM  

I like Dapper Firefly & the Lemon soap

Brenda October 23, 2008 at 6:32 PM  

I love the- Smell of Wooden Pier- original painting and Natural Peppermint Lip Balm (vegan friendly)! Mondays suck because it means the weekend is over.

donna444444 October 23, 2008 at 8:11 PM  

I like the following.susanestellekwas-Janet in the Snow- print
daisycakessoap-Glycerin Honey Bar

Anonymous,  October 23, 2008 at 10:14 PM  

I like the Kumquat soap from daisycakes since it's vegan-friendly (awesome!)

annnd...the dapper firefly--how cute!

Monday's suck because they make me realize how quickly the days (and life in general) pass[es] by.


Banana-head Pancake October 29, 2008 at 7:55 AM  

what a great contest! this really does make mondays more exciting...even though I'm finding this on a Wednesday! :)

I love the 'rainy day kitty' from susanestelle. how cute is that mushroom hug?

and from daisy cakes? EVERYTHING. I would love to spoil myself with gingerbread soap, almond oat soap and candy corn lip balm!

I would say Mondays sometimes suck because they make me feel like a certain amount of work is expected of me and if I choose to take Monday off, then I'm not getting enough done. Not a good feeling.

Thank you for the great contest!

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