I've always been kind of enthralled with cigar box purses. They just seem so whimsical! I saw this purse and knew that I had to ask for Meese49 to participate in our Christmas in July event! Check this out!
Isn't that simply darling??!!!?? Michelle of Meese49 is just one of those truly crafty people. She makes seasonal seasons in pumpkins that are just awesome and tabletop decor. Take a peek:
I think the cleverness of using the funkins as the base of a decoration is unbelievable! I also might have to snatch the autumn tabletop decoration for myself. Fall is my favorite season and I'd love to decorate for it. Is it me or does it seem like there is a serious lack of autumn inspired decor?
Michelle was kind enough to answer my holiday/craft questions. I love getting the insight to these really crafty people- don't you? Lets dig into Michelle's mind for a few minutes!
What is your name? Michelle Worley
How long have you been selling on Etsy? little over 2 years
How did you pick your shops name? I have a service dog who I named Moose as a puppy. My friends told me I should use the plural of moose=meese(lol) and that was that. The numbers are special to me.
What is your favorite item in your shop? My pumpkins
What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
What is your favorite Christmas memory or tradition? Christmas light looking with my mom and dad in my pjs and going to McDonalds with my parents after Christmas Eve mass for dinner.
What is your favorite Christmas song or carol? I have a lot of favorites but the one I like to play on the piano and sing is Silent Night
How long have you been crafting? since I was 3 yrs old. How did you get started? My grandmothers sewed, knit and crochet. My mom is an Oil and Acrylics Painter, art teacher and sewer so I grew up around arts and crafts.
What inspires or motivates you? Nature, my 2 dogs, and music
What advice would you give someone wanting to sell on Etsy? Do what you enjoy and don't worry if anyone else will like it
What do you do, if anything, to try to live a greener lifestyle? I have an Environmental Degree so I have done a lot with the water and animals in my area. I use recycle bags and try to use recycle items in my crafts where I can.
If you could go on vacation anywhere where would you go? Europe (Germany, the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Poland)
Do you have a season or a favorite that is your favorite to create for? I love the fall and winter months. In Fl we don't actually get seasons much but creating items for those seasons make it feel like fall and winter.
So you know you want to bring this cigar box purse home and maybe even another holiday decoration. Here are the details!
Buy It: HERE
Michelle is also being kind enough to offer a 15% discount to Sarah Simplifies readers! When you check out with your item enter "JulyBlog15" in the messages to seller box. Then you will receive a 15% discount sent to your paypal account. Pretty cool huh?!!?
Mandatory: This must be done or all other entries will be deleted.
1)Publicly follow Sarah Simplifies (this has to show up on your Dashboard for it to count)leave a comment that you are a Sarah Simplifies follower- counts as 8 entries (leave 8 comments)
2) Head on over to Meese49 and take a look around. Come back here and leave a comment of what your favorite item is. Click HERE to go to Meese49- 1 entry (leave 1 comment)
So just for publicly following Sarah Simplifies and going to Meese49 & telling me what you'd love to bring home you will get 9, count them, 9 entries!
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-Buy something from Meese49 (leave a message that you're a Sarah Simplifies reader) 10 entries (leave 10 comments) Don't forget about that discount code! :)
Now for the fine print:
The giveaway will end on August 15th. Any comments left after August 15th 11:59PM CST will not be counted
Please make sure that you have a visible email link or include it in your entry
Winner will randomly be chosen from all entries
Winner will be notified on August 16th of their lucky win! They will have 72 hours in which to claim their prize. If the prize in not claimed within that time frame another winner is chosen.
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Disclaimer- NO monetary payments were received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. Different people may have different experiences with products and/or the company. I was not compensated in any other way for this review and/or giveaway.