Friday, February 11, 2011

Guest Feature and Giveaway

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This week's giveaway is from Taralee from I found Taralee through twitter and when I checked out her lovely shop I realized that Raquel Reed was one of the girls who sported her cute bows! I've been a fan of Raquel Reed for quite some time, so I had to take a look at what else Taralee had in her shop. These hair bows were absolutely cute! When I got to talk to Taralee, she was kind enough to offer a hair bow for a giveaway for YourSweetTreat readers! Thank you Taralee!! Be sure to join this giveaway, you don't want to miss the chance to win one of her bows!

ilovestarryeyed, what is the meaning in your shop name and is this your full time job:

My shop name is actually Starry Eyed Bowtique. I chose to use the url because I thought it sounded a bit more fun, and because there is also a company that uses a similar name and I didn't want people to get the two mixed up. This actually isn't my full time job. I run Starry Eyed Bowtique part time and am a full time student studying graphic and web design.

What inspired you to start your handmade shop:

Believe it or not, the whole idea behind my shop was actually completely unplanned. I had always loved hair bows but felt like it could sometimes be hard to find exactly the kind of styles I'd been looking for. Eventually I taught myself how to make bows and my friends started commenting on them, asking me where I'd got them and such. I also had a lot of people online asking me if I had had any thoughts of selling my bows any time soon. That was pretty much how the shop was born. It went from me just doing something for fun to doing it as a job. I still can't get over it.

You were on etsy once and broke away, do you have any advice for etsy sellers:

Etsy was actually a great stepping stone for me. For anyone who is looking to test the waters and get their feet wet, this is the place to start. I gained a loyal customer base because I started there, it got me a lot of exposure in a short amount of time. My advice for etsy sellers would be to make your brand stand out as much as possible and promote, promote, promote! I think that with etsy self-promo is so important. You're essentially a fish swimming among thousands of other fish. So make yourself noticed, don't just blend in.

What is your favorite item in your shop and why:

My favourite item is and always will be the HUGE Yellow and Black Polka Dot Hair Bow. I'm a total sucker when it comes to polka dots! I can't get enough of them. The bow is just so bright and fun, it'll definitely get a lot of attention and compliments. I know mine does when I wear it!

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how to enter the contest
here are 6 chances you can win!

(if you leave your email addy with the comment or have it entered,
it'll be easier for me to contact the winner)

follow and comment - 1 chance
1- follow this blogspot page

* leave 1 comment on this blog
with your 'favorite item' link from

twitter it - 2 chances
1 - if you have twitter, follow @ilovestarryeyed and @YourSweetTreat
2 - twitter the example below after you have followed us.
example: Just joined a giveaway! @ilovestarryeyed is giving away a cute hair bow accessory at - @YourSweetTreat #giveaway

* leave 1 comment on this blog after you followed our twitter and leave your twitter name
* leave 1 comment if you tweeted the example sentance

facebook it - 2 chances
- become a fan and (post) let her know you joined her giveaway on
with your favorite item from Starry Eyed Bowtique's shop!

- become a fan and (post) let me know you joined the giveaway on
with your favorite item from Your Sweet Treat's shop!

* leave 1 comment letting me know you "liked" StarryEyedClothing and left a post
* leave 1 comment letting me know you "liked" YourSweetTreat and left a post

blog it - 1 chance
1 - have a blog? blog about this contest
* leave 1 comment with your blog entry link!

giveaway ends friday february 18, 2011 8am pst
come back to see who the winner will be!

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Last Week's $30 Gift Certificate winner
from YourSweetTreat is #10 Va!

Congratulations! I'll be emailing you soon!


  1. Following your blog on GFC and I really like the Ice Cream Dream Hair Bow !

    danaan at gmx dot at

  2. follow and love the candy corn pocket mirror

    hockiemack at

  3. I follow your blog via gfc!
    i like the Ice Cream Dream Hair Bow.
    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

  4. gfc: quinieleong

    I love Mini Blue Polka Dot Print Hair Bow

  5. Jennifer ChangFebruary 16, 2011

    The unicorn mirror is adorable!

  6. Huge Distressed! Love that bow!

  7. I like the medium pink bubble gum bow!!

    <3 Apiradee

  8. Yay ! I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it.
    Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.
    Absolutely love love love this Ice Cream Dream Hair Bow

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)


  9. I follow you both on twitter bird name doki doki co :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)


  10. I spread words about giveaway in twitter here!/dokidokico/status/38583885260525568

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)


  11. Yay!
    Follow via GFC as Monik.
    I love Lavender Princess Hair Bow.

  12. Follow @ilovestarryeyed and @YourSweetTreat on Twitter as @monikaretnani.

  13. Tweeted the example sentence here.

  14. Become a fan of Starry-Eyed Clothing on Facebook and let her know I joined the giveaway here.

  15. Become a fan of YourSweetTreat on Facebook and let you know I joined the giveaway here.

  16. I already follow @ilovestarryeyed and just followed @yoursweettreat on twitter


  17. I tweeted about the contest ^_____^

  18. I became a fan on facebook of ilovestarryeyed and let her know i joined the contest!/ivrame/posts/10150185366590760

  19. I became a fan of YouSweetTreat on facebook and let you know :)!/ivrame/posts/10150096487478492

  20. I blogged about this contest on tunmblr! :D

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