May 26, 2014


Below is a collection of fun Sci-Fi Etsy Items, all befitting charity!  You can find out what charity benefits and how much is donated on each listing.

Some items shown above may no longer be available as items sell.  And as always, remember to check the listings before buying, as some items may only benifit charity for a limited time.

May 13, 2014

Easy Wins: Low Entry Giveaway

The cool thing about blog giveaways is you can usually tell now many people are entered. The less entered, the better your chances to win. Here's some I found with low entries ending TODAY!

If you have a giveaway with less than 60 entries per prize ending in the next 6 day, please submit it here.

Ends May 15

Chevron Headband with Coral Roses (72 entries)

$25 GC to Sammydress (95 entries) - WW

Ends May 17

$25 Amazon Gift Card (46 entries)

Ends May 18

 $50 Vivo Print GC (12 entries)

The following are not low entry giveaways, but I'm sharing them with you for a
totally selfish reason--I  can get extra entries if I do.  Thanks for taking a look.

3 Yards Custom  Fabric from Spoonflower (6/4)

GC = Gift Card or Gift Certificate
WW = Worldwide

*Full Disclosure:  I sometimes get extra entries for posting some of the low entry giveaways, too, like those starred.

These blogs have been added to my Easy Wins Blog List.

May 6, 2014

REVIEW: Custom T-Shirts by Shugie

I received a product discount in exchange for this review.

Every year I get a  t-shirt for my kiddos with their age on it. The shirts  are great for photographing, when my kids were younger they really helped them learn their age, and as they get older they are always excited to get their new shirt.  It's a tradition I'm so glad I started (and really, wish I had started sooner).

This year I bought my kiddos shirts from Shugie, an etsy shop run by Jess Galvan .   I loved the great superhero fabrics they enough even for my older kiddos.

It was hard to decide...

Should I go with this cool Avengers design?

 Or maybe Star Wars?

After much consideration I choose...


This is my youngest in his 6 shirt.  He LOVED it.  He was nearly as excited
 over this as the actual transformer toy he got for his birthday!

The quality of the shirts are excellent...they just look like they will hold up well in the wash (and have so far).   

The buying experience was great too.  One reason I love shopping on Etsy for custom items like this is that you get to deal with real person--someone who can not only answer your questions, but someone who has the power to make changes.   Jess  asked me what my kids favorite Transformers were, so she could be sure that the right one showed up in the design, and was happy to custom order one for my 9 year old even though she doesn't usually keep sizes that large in stock.   Personal attention like that makes buying hand-made worth the extra cost.  

I really recommend this shop.  It has a lot of great designs for boys I haven't seen anywhere else, and some great ones for girls too.  If I had a girl, I would totally want to get this one for her....

And, Shugie doesn't just have shirts...check out these cute jackets!

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