Wednesday, September 1, 2010

50 followers + 100th post = GIVEAWAY!

[ this giveaway is now closed ] 

I'm so thankful that blogging has turned out to be such a good experience for me, and I'm absolutely flattered that there are actually 50 individuals who follow me! I know not all of you read my blog on a daily basis, but just knowing you're out there makes a girl feel special. 

also, because this is my 100th post, I figured I'd host a little giveaway here at The Bear Naked Truth - to thank all of you for sticking it out with me when I have bloggers block or have horrible poop stories to share. 

to show my gratitude to my readers, I'll be giving away one print from Vol25's Etsy shop ($20 value). I've purchased prints from this shop before (for my kitchen... which still isn't completed), and I gotta tell you... they are even more beautiful in person than they are on the Interwebz!

in case you want to know a little more about Jessica and how she began to create Vol25, here's a little excerpt from her profile on Etsy. you can also check out her blog for more information.  

With each piece of art I create, it is my hopes that it will give at least one person the warm fuzzies. I believe a heartfelt customer testimonial is just about the greatest payment you can receive. It is then that I truly feel like an artist.

Many people ask what the story is behind the name vol25. In January of 2008 when I opened the doors to my little shop (via etsy.com) I was 25 years old, and vol25 was like opening a new volume in my life, which in turn has created several new chapters for me.


I am a completely self taught artist, constantly inspired by every day moments. I have the most amazing thoughtful husband of 6 years, I am a mother to two sweet girls, 5 and 1 1/2 years old. They keep me on my toes, but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

there are many options to choose from, but I'll be quick and just show you a few of my favorites! I mean honestly, how can you not fall in love with the cute and quirkiness of this art?



remember happiness - you can choose your own color!















now, down to business. here are the rules and regulations and all that jazz for my first giveaway! 

  • you must be a follower of The Bear Naked Truth to enter. remember, this whole giveaway is to thank my readers for being here! 
  • this contest is open to everyone around the globe! although, if you live outside of the US and you win, please allow for extra shipping time. 
  • each comment will count as one entry. duplicate comments will be deleted and not counted toward the prize. 
  • you do not need to have a blog to enter, but please make sure you provide an email so that I can get in contact with you if you win. 
  • only prints with $20 value can be selected as a prize.


and here's how you can win! 
  1. follow my little blog and let me know in the comments. obviously, if you're already a follower, just comment here and tell me I'm pretty. 
  2. for a second entry, head over to Vol25 and let me know which $20 print is your favorite. 
  3. for one last entry, tell your friends! blog about this giveaway and let me know in the comments!


this giveaway will close one week from today (September 8th) at 4PM EST, and the winner will be chosen using random.org and announced the following day.

it is a happy Wednesday indeed!

30 comments:

  1. hi! i follow you and i think you are bee-you-tee-ful. like the shades in your default pic.

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  2. all of vol. 25 print's are amazing. i love the "and they lived happily ever after print," the "you make my heart" print and the zebra print. I own the vol. 25 baby book and it is just great.

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  3. Wow, movin' up in the world with giveaways. How cool! My favorite by far is "i will be grateful for this day". I love dark and gloomy so it's perfect.

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  4. I'm a follower! I love these prints. If I don't win, I may have to buy some anyway.

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  5. I'm a follower!! I love your blog. Those prints are A-DORABLE!! <3 Thank you for this give-a-way!

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  6. I love the "Airstream edition- Wherever we are together" print!

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  7. I'm a follower! I enjoy your blog. It makes me laugh and go "oh Mandee".

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  8. I think that my favourite print is "Home Is Where Our Story Begins". I love the colours and the text! There are a lot of really great prints there though.

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  9. I really like the "Where we love is home." The custom tree carving/initial print is my go-to unique shower gift!

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  10. I'm a new follower! But it was your humor not the giveaway that won me over... although I'd be so giddy if I won!

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  11. I'm torn in picking just one print.... I'm seeing 20 dollar bills float out my wallet in a rapid slew! But my two would be the Puff of Love and I Will Be Grateful... I guess the grateful one is my one. aaaaa so hard to choose!

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  12. I really love 'bound to you' and 'home is where our heart is' adorable!

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  13. I am in LOVE with 'Love is Freedom' anddd think I'm going to order another ;) Seriously one of the best giveaways I've stumbled across in a while!

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  14. name drop!

    http://stephaniedomesticated.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway.html

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  15. it would be hard for me to pick just ONE - of course i like the 'love who you are' [owls!] but i also love the caged love, love happens, bound to you AND i love the customized do all things with love!

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  16. I love a ton of them, but a couple of my favorites are the: "And they lived happily ever after" and "Where we love is our home...".

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  17. I think I'm torn between "i will be grateful for this day" and "hello world". I LOVE these prints! :)

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  18. I have two favorites. The first one is the one with the owl that says "Be Who You Are" and the second is the one with the raindrops that says "I Will Be Grateful For This Day"

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  19. how did i miss this giveaway?? sign me up!! that first one "music speaks..", love that quote! i used it on a pic project i did for an anniversary present for my hubby last year.

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  20. Hi Mandefofandee... I have been following your blog, oh, since about day one or close to that. I love to read your stuff because of your sense of humor (and I like the mushy/pic posts lots too) and I don't mind all the eye candy you post for us! ;)

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  21. Also... I love the robots "love happens" picture and I will be grateful. I think that would make me think about all the stuff I have to be grateful for. Corny, yes... still cool, most definitely!

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  22. Also... I love the robots "love happens" picture and I will be grateful. I think that would make me think about all the stuff I have to be grateful for. Corny, yes... still cool, most definitely!

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  23. Ok ok.. one more. I told my sisters to follow your blog because I think yoour oh so funny! Good idea on the give away dear!

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