Friday, April 10, 2009

Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you're as excited about this as I am because this is my first giveaway and it's a good one! Before I get into the details, I'd like to say there are a few things that are important to me, personally about what I put up on my site. First of all, the nature of this blog is affordability. (Not cheapness- affordability). The second thing is that any products I agree to advertise be ethically and/or environmentally conscious. With that said, I am thrilled that I was contacted by Fabricadabra about my Ikat post, because this company encompasses exactly what I'm looking for in a product. The talented owner of this small business works with artisans "all over the world" to provide stylish, colorful, pillow covers and inserts. The topping on the cake for me? The artisans are guaranteed a fair wage. Is it too good to be true? For the winner of this giveaway, perhaps it is...
So what's in it for you? Well, the winner will have his/her choice of a pillow cover from the Ikat series. Here a few of my favorites:
IKT09 $40

IKT19 $40
IKT04 $40
IKT07 $40
Ok, so for the "guidelines" on how to enter:
1) sign up to be a "follower" of Down and Out Chic and/or have Down and Out Chic linked to your blog (why? b/c it makes me feel good).
2) leave me a comment and let me know you're a follower and if you don't have a blog I can find your e-mail address on, please leave me your e-mail. (most of you I already know)
3) tell me what you'd like to see more of on this site (i.e. beauty products? eco friendly options?)
That's it! This giveaway will be closed for comments on Tuesday April 14nd in the a.m. and I'll announce the (randomly picked) winner that night! I hope you'll play along and please go check out this wonderful small business that needs your support!
~Christina

39 comments:

Beth Cyr said...

wow, how cool!! I'm a follower! I do love organic/eco-friendly bath and beauty stuff... and food! mmmm maybe some info on on when the athens farmers market is starting again?

Callie Grayson said...

auuuugggh! it said i published my comment then an error appeared and no comment. anyway: one more time:)

your linked, I follow and I read daily! LOVE your blog.
great give away, that fuschia zigzag in my fav. has been for a while.

I would love to see more eco friendly items.
xx
callie

UU said...

yay! i'm actually looking for throw pillows recently, excited to know about this opportunity! really enjoy reading your blogs and adopted some ideas for my house, and they turned out to be GREAT! You one talented young lady, solute!

Southern Aspirations said...

Hello! I am a new follower and linked to you on my blog (and posted about one of your posts!).

I'd love to see more eco-conscious decor and beauty stuff. Loving the blog. --Emmie

Absolutely Not Martha said...

congrats on your first giveaway! xo

paula said...

What a fab giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Follower, and you are linked to my Google Reader! Excited for your giveaway, it seems so big time. I really enjoy when you create outfits, partically because I can not dress myself and every bit helps! Katherine Adams

LouEffie said...

I just found your blog today through a mention on Desire to Inspire's page. Beautiful stuff here. Love the pillows. I signed up to follow you and look forward to seeing more. Happy Friday!

BookWormz said...

aaaahhh! totally love them - hope to win them - loooove your blog! :) I'm a follower (but you know that)! :) Loved your guest post on style, too!

Katie said...

glad to be officially subscribed to a fellow georgian...and I am loving the ikat. It totally makes my heart flutter :) I would love to see more home decor, design or clothing!

Amy said...

Love the Ikat print!! I'm a follower, and just subscribed to your page on google reader after finding you on Desire-to-Inspire. I love to see affordable home decor, as well as clothing and art.

jess@thehomebound said...

Fun giveaway. I am going to add you to my blogroll right now.
I like the affordability stuff!

Kellie said...

Awesome! I just found you from Blog Goggles and I've got to say you have a wonderful style! :)
I'm going to follow you right now!

Rachel said...

Ok, you are definitely on my daily reads! I love these pillows, I was just looking at them yesterday and was going to do a post about them today! How nice!

It would be lovely to see more beauty products on this site, as much as I love all things fashion and design, a girl likes to primp!!

PS~Erin said...

Yay! Love giveaways and your criteria makes it all the better!

Hanako66 said...

I just found you through blog goggles:) so glad I did...you have yourself a new follower! These pillows are fabulous!

drollgirl said...

oh, i love these and i love your blog! and i am a follower. i am new to your blog so i am not sure if anything is missing yet. i am starting to consider using more eco friendly face and hair products, but i don't want to compromise much in the looks department (i don't want to look any WORSE! :)). so if you have any tips in that department i will be all ears!

Kotori said...

already linked to you (and am a follower) as I read you daily... love your blog and really love your posts. I really like how you've been focusing on affordability and eco friendly.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Marilyn said...

I'm totally entering the giveaway. I love your blog-it's on my 'check daily' list! And I second, third, or whatever the beauty product thing--more makeup! Also, creative reuse of different objects.

Elizabeth said...

Girl you know I love your blog. Even when the day is crazy I make time to read your updates :) I love all of the design pictures you post so please continue to do that as well!!!

Holly said...

am a recent follower, love textiles from around the world & anything eco or recycled!

Meade Design Group said...

Fun pillows! Love the yellow IKAT

beachgrl said...

Hi! New follower here! Affordability of beauty products, decorating products, etc. Just keep on doing!

Hannah said...

Hello! I love your blog. I love seeing home wares, furniture, and of course fun pillows!

scarves said...

The pillow cover is stylish. I love it. Any words about the details, like fabric?

Courtney said...

Hey Christina, Happy Easter weekend.

I adore that yellow pillow!

I'm a big fan of your eco-friendly posts and I'd love to see more. Keep up the great work! xo.

Amy said...

I'm a new follower! Found you via Desire to Inspire and loving your site! As far #3 I would have to say eco-friendly posts? Always love finding new ideas!

Amber said...

I'm a new follower (found you through Blog Goggles) and love the blog! You seem to have a pretty good mix on here so just keep doing what you do :-)

Traci said...

LOVE IT! You are my new inspiration for posts today! I will be adding this to my blog - THANK YOU AND LOVE THEM!

GUGAW said...

fab cushions! i'm new to your blog but would just love to see a bit of everything, variety is the spice and all that :D

x

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Ok, that is a really freaking awesome giveaway. I've been a long time reader (and linker) but apparently somehow neglected to be a follower (basically I'm super scatterbrained), so I've remedied that, because I would have anyways!

And what to see more of? I love anything fashion and style and eco and recession-friendly!

stacy di said...

I love your blog...what a cool giveaway! And, I didn't know that I could follow you with an openid profile...but I can, and I did! You always have a great mix of things on your site...

AmiraMarion.Portfolio said...

beautiful pillows! i love them!!!!!!! I just found you through blog goggles.
i'd love to see lots of posts on eco friendly fashion. the eco fashion world needs some help/publicity (and more designers)!!

Jessie said...

I definitely read your blog daily. Such a great work distraction. I'd like to see more eco-friendly options. You know where to find me :)

mme. bookling said...

hi there! just stumbled upon your blog as a recommendation from desiretoinspire.net. I linked you to my google reader right away. Honestly? It's because you have such a cute profile pic...:)

I am always pursuing blogs as a sort of education for myself in design. I love fashion and photography as well. I love what you have done so far, keep up the good work of being true to yourself and people will come!

Jennifer Ramos said...

oK im entering your giveaway.... : )love the cushions..& the fact that they provide fair wages....Good for them. : )))

Tamstyles said...

I am following! I am a follower! Count me in!

Tamstyles said...

oh...i just love home decor and fashion...not picky..i just like to see what others are thinking based on what they post!

Julia said...

I'm becoming a follower right now! I love your signature style :)

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