Giveaway: $500 Evy’s Tree Gift Card

Ok friends. I know I’ve blogged like crazy today, but things are starting to get serious around here. REAL SERIOUS. So our manufactured things are in the works {this week the fabric went to the mill to be woven, yay!}, and we need to start promoting Evy’s Tree like gang busters because pretty soon I’m going to have a TON of items on my hands that will need good homes….I think you get the idea. ;)

Can you help us get 20,000 fans on facebook?!?

All you need to do is share the picture below and encourage your friends to like our page!

Whenever we hit 20,000 fans, we’ll do a giveaway for a $500 gift card to the shop. YES…$500!!!!!! 

Can you help? Thank you friends!!! xoxo

Giveaway: Puddlefoot Waldorf Doll

UPDATE:  Congrats to our winner…Thank you everyone who entered, and I’m so glad you guys are excited about Puddlefoot Dolls and Maizy Moo Knits like I am. I adore these ladies’ shops…and I hope if you didn’t win that someday you purchase something from them!

Congrats Mandy!! Enjoy Josie, she is SO CUTE!

Oh you guys. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this giveaway. First, I have to tell you a little story. So about a year ago, I found out about Waldorf dolls. I can’t really tell you how I found out about them, but when I discovered them, it’s pretty safe to say I was hooked. The are so darling…and so opposite of mainstream, which I love.  Something about the softness, the uniqueness {they are one of a kind}, the non-plasticy commercial look…it’s just so great. I have to confess that if you ask me what kind of pages I like on facebook, pretty sure you’ll find out that the majority of them are doll pages {embarassing, but there it is :)}.

I traded some hoodies for a darling doll for Evy, and then I bought her another one last year and gave it to her for Christmas. She likes them, but unfortunately she isn’t really into dolls just yet, so although I want to buy every cute one I see, I try to refrain as they are pricey and should be considered special. So…. I’m waiting until I feel she absolutely NEEDS another one. Jake however, is in love his boy doll that he has and would love to have a whole clan. He thinks they are so cool! ha. I love it. He is always asking me to make “cool clothes” for his doll.

I am sure that if you have seen these dolls around, you have coveted one too. And I am equally sure that you have noticed that they are not cheap. Most waldorf dolls run around $100-$300 depending on the size, with the average size being around 12″-15″ inches. I know it’s hard to swallow that price tag.

That is why I thought you would love the chance to win one! What do you think??

So back to my story…. in my effort to scout out some cute waldorf dolls, I ran across Puddlefoot Dolls. Suzi, their creator, partners with her sister Karyn and they come up these darling little guys. Suzi makes the dolls and Karyn, of Maizy Moo Knits, makes the special knitted clothes for them. Here is a few of their cuties:

I just can’t take their sweet faces!!!! And I promise, they are even cuter in person, so soft and cuddly!

So I started reading up on Puddlefoot and realized that Karyn, the one who makes the knitted items, lived in Northern California. After communicating with her for a little bit, you’re not going to believe what we found out…. she lives right down the street from me!!! Crazy, right? So we got together for coffee and then came up with this great idea to to do a giveaway for you guys to celebrate our new doll hoodies in the shop {have you seen them?!? Oh goodness, RUN to the shop and snag one HERE. They are so darling!!!}

So I’d like to introduce you to Josie:

Here is how Suzi describes her:

“Meet Josie!  She stands 12″ tall and can sit and stand. She has golden peach skin made from a high quality interlock cotton fabric and is stuffed with high quality and totally natural ECO-wool batting. She has dark brown eyes and rosy cheeks. Her hair is made from handspun/hand dyed wools and different mohair yarns in various shades of orange/copper.  It is long, super soft, and can be styled in many different ways. She is wearing a sweet strawberry print sun dress from lisaslittlelasses on Etsy and an adorable red shrug from Maizy Moo Knits. She will come with a pair of undies and two pairs of shoes: a pair of pink fleece boots and red mary janes with velcro closures.”

The total price tag for this doll runs around $200!! That’s a HUGE giveaway. I mean HUGE. I hope you guys love this. How do you enter? Just make sure you are a fan of Puddlefoot Dolls, Maizy Moo Knits and Evy’s Tree facebook pages. Super easy! Want more points? Share the giveaway on your facebook page {can do daily}, tweet about it {can do daily} or pin it. Just make sure you come back to rafflecopter and tell us you did!

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Have fun guys! And just in case you missed it…did you see the darling new doll Brilla in the shop?

This is Karyn’s Bamboletta doll modeling our hoodie for us, and she’s doing such a good job! I have a handful available, and if you order by tomorrow {Saturday, March 23} I will be able to ship these out on Monday and they should arrive for Easter. Welcome to our shop, doll hoodies!! To buy one click HERE.

Big hugs everyone! xoxo

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You Choose Diana Wrap Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered in the Diana Wrap Giveaway! I’m so glad you are excited about them. I have to be honest and say this fabric is amazing and is so perfect for spring…or even those summer days at the beach! They are lightweight and just so flow-y.

ANYWAY… I’m pleased to announce our winner:

Thank you so much everyone for entering. I so appreciate you guys! I wish I could give more than one away, but to be honest, I don’t have that many to sell tonight to begin with. If you want one, I suggest you snag one tonight, especially the navy and grey. You can view the ones that will be for sale HERE and HERE. We already have the white and grey one for sale HERE, and there are only a couple left.

{PSSST… use discount code DIANASALE for 15% off everything in the shop, for today and tomorrow ONLY.} 

See you tonight at 6 PM PST {HERE}!! Big hugs everyone! xoxo

You Choose Diana Wrap Giveaway

How about a little fun this week? It’s Spring Break over here and I’m feeling it’s time for some freebies, how about you? :)

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We have three new Diana Wraps, one is already in the store with just a couple left {HERE}, the other two are coming on Thursday night at 6 PM PST.

Navy and Grey Diana Wrap

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Huge thank you to my talented Brother in Law, and my good friend Elisha, for these gorgeous pictures. You can read more about them HERE.

I have to say something about these wraps…this fabric is by far my absolute FAVORITE fabric that we have had for a Diana Wrap up until this point. It is lightweight and perfect for Spring days and those Summer beach nights. It’s super soft and flows so nicely. I think you will love it.

I don’t have a ton of the navy and grey fabric, unfortunately. That stripe is pretty hard to find it seems. Like the black and grey wrap, I am sure these will sell out rather quickly. So before all the craziness begins on Thursday, I’d like to offer one lucky winner a Diana Wrap…your choice of fabric. Not bad, right? :)

So how do you enter? Comment with the Diana Wrap you would like along with your size… BUT MAKE SURE YOU ALSO ENTER THROUGH THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET BELOW as we will be pulling the winners from THAT WIDGET, NOT THE COMMENTS

Want some extra points? There is a whole bunch of stuff you can do, but the one that has double extra points is sharing on facebook. Just share the photo on facebook and then tell us you did. Easy Peasy! :)

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Before I run off, I want to tell you that we still have quite a few sale items left in the shop and are still needing to get rid of them. I put the code GOTTOGO back up…use it to get 25% off everything in the sale section. 

OH, one more thing! Are you on our newsletter? I hope you are, because as I always do with new released items, there will be a discount code go out on Thursday for the Diana Wraps. I’m thinking you are going to want that! If you haven’t joined you can look over on the side bar

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And find “Get the Evy’s Tree newsletter” and enter your info.

Big hugs xoxo

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Win $10,000 to Calleija Jewelers!!

Happy Saturday everyone! I have something super exciting to tell you about… Thanks to Calleija Jewelers, Forty Toes Photography, Tout Mon Amour and a bunch of pretty cool sponsors {which I am one of :)}, you have an opportunity to win get this:
$10,000 to Calleija jewelers!
I’m not a huge jewelry person, in fact I only wear a wedding ring, but I DO remember what it was like about to get engaged and wondering what kind of ring I would get. I don’t know about you, but $10,000 was most definitely NOT in our price range! I would think this would be so cool for an engaged couple to win…or anyone for that matter. ;)
Feel free to read all the info below, and then you can enter at the end with the rafflecopter widget. Have fun everyone! xoxo
Welcome to our giveaway and the world of ‘Calleija’…where beauty, colour and fantastic design rewrite the rule book.  The art of creating Calleija jewellery begins with the perfect gem, personally selected by Award Winning Designer John Calleija.  The creative journey with their clients results in unique and individual works of art, each one a masterpiece of original design and exceptional workmanship.  Calleija’s master jewellers twirl and interweave gleaming, precious metals and gemstones into rare designs of great beauty and dimension.  Their ethos is simple…to focus on the very best there is, delivering exceptional quality, service and design innovation that reflects in every facet of their business.

Calleija specialises in Argyle Pink Diamond creations in many of their designs and as one of only a handful of Argyle Pink Diamond Arteliers across the world, is recognised for their mesmerising and unrivalled collection of pink diamond jewellery.

Calleija Fine Jewellery is synonymous with the beautiful and the exceptional.  Calleija is committed to transforming the rarest gems into incredible works of art.

With thanks to Calleija and some lovely sponsors, we have an offer of $10,000 to spend at Calleija, or if the winner prefers, they may have a custom piece/s designed to their individual specifications to the value of $10,000.  

You may browse the entire Calleija collection, such as, ‘Calleija Bridal’, ‘Pink Arglye Collection’, ‘White Diamond Collection’, ‘Coloured Gems Collection’, ‘Engagement Collection’, ‘Celebration Collection’, the ‘Kailis South Sea Island Pearl Collection’, and their Gentleman’s Collection’, to name a view, via their store here.

This is truly a wonderful prize and one that I am delighted to be able to offer.  On behalf of Calleija, Tout Mon Amour and our generous sponsors, I welcome you to the ‘Ultimate Calleija giveaway!

To gain entry for a chance to win $10,000 to spend on anything your heart desires (to that value) at Calleija you need to like ALL our generous sponsors on Facebook, via Rafflecopter just below this text.  This will provide you with your ‘mandatory’ entries to be eligible to win this amazing prize!  

We have on offer ‘bonus’ entries to improve your chances to win!!  Once you have completed your mandatory entries, you can receive 1 additional entry by browsing the Calleija range at their store here and telling me here what your favorite, or ‘wish’ item from Calleija is!  Once you have completed this step confirm via Rafflecopter below.

You can also choose to share this exciting giveaway with your friends and family to receive an additional 3 entries per day for 10 days, to drastically improve your chances to win!  To share and obtain your additional 3 entries click here and ‘public’ share this image via Facebook (it must be shared as public as we do need to be able to verify it) and type in your status by ‘tagging’ Calleija…‘Come and enter this amazing giveaway to win a $10,000 Gift Certificate to spend at ‘Calleija Jewellery’!  Complete this option and again confirm via Rafflecopter below…AND remember you can do this each day to gain a total of 33 bonus entries for this step!!

This giveaway is open to those that are 18 years and older and you can live anywhere in the world!  Entry via ‘fake’ Facebook profiles is prohibited and we reserve the right to request identification should we feel it necessary to confirm the eligibility of our winner.  Our giveaway commences now with final entries to be received by Monday 11 March 2013 at 8.30pm Queensland time. 

I wish you all the very best of luck!











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12K Fans Grace Wrap Winner!

Oh you guys, I love you!!

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for all your help to reach 12,000 fans on Facebook! You guys are amazing. Remember the winner gets a lovely Grace Wrap…

And our lucky winner is:

NICOLE BOWEN!!

Congrats Nicole! And thank you again to everyone who worked so hard! Are you ready for our next goal? We need to reach 15,000 fans! Think you can help? You can? Well, awesome!! Want to know what you’ll win? Oh good, cause I want to tell you! :)

Once we reach 15k fans, I will give away THREE $100 GIFT CERTIFICATES to the shop! Whoohoo! So start telling your friends! I’ll be sharing pictures throughout the day from now on, and if you can share them, that would be awesome! Pretty sure we can do this! :)

Didn’t win the Grace Wrap? Well, now worries! We have some left HERE, as well as that gorgeous brooch HERE. And guess what? Perfect timing because….

Every order that is at or over $75 gets a brand new and completely FREE Gussy Sews zippered pouch, which is a $30+ value! I adore these things..I have one for my cosmetics and it’s awesome! But hurry, because we have a limited supply!

Want to shop? Click HERE.

LOVE YOU ALL! xoxo

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{Sponsor Giveaway} Sew In Love by Jen

Hello everyone! I’d like to introduce you to our newest sponsor, Sew In Love by Jen.

“I am a thirty something book worm, world traveler, dreamer extraordinaire, and wife par excellence. Musicals are a weakness of mine. So is coffee. I am the Martha Stewart type. I get a kick out of gardening, decorating, cooking, and crafting. I am also a procrastinator. Just ask the bolts of curtain fabric sitting next to my sewing table. The curtain rods have been up for nearly a year, bare, and abandoned.

Sew In Love by Jen started in 2012 as a vintage inspired baby boutique. Really, it is my creative outlet. I channel all my energy toward creating beautiful, functional items for ages newborn to two-years-old. I love to watch how Sew In Love by Jen transforms as I find my footing and carve out my niche. 2013 brings lots of new adventures and growth for Sew In Love by Jen. Look for us on Etsy and at street fairs throughout Northern California. There are lots of fun items coming in daily, so friend, like, pin the shop and stay informed.”

Jen has some of the cutest baby gear! I’m loving her bibs!

Jen sent my kids some of her darling Irish tees {HERE}, we had so much fun wearing them!

I was so impressed when I got the tees! They are so well made and very detailed, not to mention such a fun tee to have for St. Patti’s! You can tell Jen really loves to put her heart into her work.

You can find Jen here:

Shop

Facebook

Twitter

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And here’s the exciting part…Jen has so generously offered to give one of our readers a $40 credit to her shop! All you have to do is head over to her facebook page and like it! And then you can extra credit for following her on her other social media outlets. Have fun and welcome Jen!! xoxo

Want to advertise with us? Check out our advertising rates HERE. Have questions? Email Nicole@evystree.com

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Diana Wrap Giveaway Winner

Hi friends, I am so sorry I am so late in telling you the winners. Honesty? WOW. What a long week this has been. I have had a tough couple of days with my little man. Someday I may tell you all about it, but for now, please keep us in your prayers. I am being 100% honest when I say, ADHD is TOUGH. :(

I spent most of the day at the school and then came home and ordered take out {shame, shame}, when I my sister texted me and reminded me it was my nieces last home basketball game. So we jumped in the car and just now got home. On top of all the crazieness this week, and the insanely busy day, the sickies have been going around our house, but this time it is the parents, not the kids. Brandon has been so sick and I have this nagging cold. When it rains it pours, right?

ANYWAY….pretty sure you don’t really care about that. Ha. I’ll make this announcement quick as I am so exhausted and haven nearly both eyes closed {please ignore typos, ugh}…

The first FB winner for the gorgeous Striped Diana Wrap above, chosen through the comments:

Yikes that tiny! DEANA KNEEN!!! You have 36 hours to email me and claim your prize: Amy@evystree.com

Winner #2, as picked by rafflecopter:

Katy, I already emailed you…looking forward to hearing from you!

If you shared on Instagram, I am ashamed to say that I my camera is full and I have no way to upload a photo to instragm at the moment, so hang tight and tomorrow I’ll figure out how to download all my photos. Usually Brandon does it for me….haha. Anyone want to help?

Big hugs and a HUGE THANK YOU for sharing! Love you guys! xoxo

PS Don’t forget: Spring 2013 comes Feb 13…perfect Valentine’s day gifts! :) 

Spring 2013 Photo Shoot, Manufacturing Updates and a GIVEAWAY

**If you want to enter the GIVEAWAY and don’t want to read about everything else…just scroll to the bottom of this post. :)

Wow, what a weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know this, but we had a spring photo shoot this Saturday at my house. This photo shoot will be a bit different than the other ones I have done before…we focused on completely new people who are customers of Evy’s Tree. You will see every day people and how they mix Evy’s Tree into their every day lives. I am so excited for you to “Meet Evy’s Tree”.

Our first family to be photoed for the shoot:

On top of beautiful photos by Monika McSweeney, we had David of Daso Photo doing a lifestyle video for us. I am SO excited about this!! You will get to see me talk to you about Evy’s Tree, plus hear from our customer models how they feel about our products. It’s going to be awesome!! Monika and David doing their thing during the photo shoot:

Yes, we will have dog hoodies available this Spring. You’ll love it! :)

Evy is such a sweetie…playing in the field during the photo shoot.

Me, after filming for 2+hours. I was SO GLAD it was over. Hopefully it turned out ok…

So let’s talk about Spring 2013 for a second. In case you missed it…

Our handmade line will be available the eve of Feb 13. I think you will love what we have to offer. A couple things I want to cover about the handmade line…

Cost: You will notice a price increase. Unfortunately, price increases seem to be the name of the game world wide at the moment. ugh. boo. Bottom line is this…we want to stay open {and hopefully you feel the same way, hehe} and we can’t manage to stay open if we don’t raise our prices a little. We covered this quite extensively in our Save Evy’s Tree campaign, so I’m sure this isn’t a shocker to most of you. We will still offer promotions and discount codes when we can, so I think you’ll be happy with that.

Availability: Our manufactured goods were supposed to be released the same time as our Spring Handmade line, but there has been a delay {AGAIN. ugh. More info on that in a second}, so that means that only handmade will debut on Feb 13. Unfortunately, since I was expecting to have thousands of pieces of manufactured goods available, I don’t have much handmade to offer. Please note: the quantities of the handmade Spring 2013 are very, very limited. I am going to have to make a trip back down to LA to get some more fabric soon, but for now, this is all we have to offer this month. Just wanted to make you aware of the availability of the handmade line.

Style: This spring line is very streamlined. It is meant to go with EVERYTHING you purchase for Spring this year. Basic colors, stripes, simple. These are all words to describe the handmade. I really wanted Evy’s Tree to fit into your lifestyle, not you have to fit into ours. I think you will love it.

Now that I’ve covered handmade, let’s talk about the manufactured items….First, I think I need to tell you a little bit about why we’re manufacturing {or maybe reiterate, since I think I’ve talked about this some already, so sorry to repeat if so}. We have several main reasons and to be honest, they all are equally the same as far as importance is concerned. I have a post all about the manufacturing process ready to publish for you guys but just waiting for a few more details before I can hit that publish button…but I hope to do so next week sometime and introduce you to many inside details of this transition we are making.

For now, let me say this…manufacturing enables us to make Evy’s Tree not just an “embellished” hoodie company, but a hoodie company that is ahead of the curve with gorgeous colors, luxurious fabrics and outstanding designs. When we embarked on the manufacturing process {i.e. making hoodies from scratch}, we opened up endless possibilities for Evy’s Tree. However, since we are currently NOT a company making items from scratch, but using already made hoodies to embellish, we ran across several problems.

First, we knew we needed to alter the sizing from what we currently have to offer, but doing this proved to be tricky as that meant we needed to make sure what we were producing would fit as many of you as possible. Fittings after fittings and samples after samples later, we now believe we have a good fit that I think you all will love and enjoy. {and yes, we WILL have plus sizes available!! :)}

Second, fabric has always been an issue for us. Up until this point, Evy’s Tree has always been at the mercy of American Apparel {our hoodie supplier} and our fabric suppliers. We had to chose from a very limited source of fabrics that could work for us and create a new item every season. Confession here: this is NOT easy. There are only so many ways you can play with something and then you run out of ideas. This is kinda where Evy’s Tree has landed. We simply have exhausted our idea bank with “embellishing”, especially when American Apparel only offers a handful of colors. It really puts you in a box.

Lastly, quality has always been an issue. While American Apparel’s hoodies are nice, they are by no means high end. With our manufactured items, the fabric will be so wonderful, wash well…basically these will be items you will want to live in. It will be a good reflection of our brand. Currently, we are still working on this. My manufacturers are {get this} weaving the fabric themselves. This is not some fabric that we picked up in a Chinese warehouse. These fabrics are handmade for yours truly. They are going to be AMAZING. We had one round of fabric samples finished before Christmas, but after putting them through a thorough analysis, the fabric did not hold up how I would like it to, so we went back to the drawing board this week and I believe we are very close to finding the fabric that you all will love.

I cannot give you a definite date when these manufactured goods will be here, as every time I give a date, another delay comes up. Since this is my first round of manufacturing, the process is MUCH MUCH longer since we are starting from scratch, but once we get over this hump, our next rounds will be so much quicker. But I will say this, it looks pretty definite these items will NOT be here in time for our Spring release this February. Boo. To those of you who are anxiously awaiting these items. THANK YOU! You are amazing. And those 50% off coupons I passed out during the Save Evy’s Tree campaign last summer…HANG ON TO THEM. They will be valid when the manufactured items get here.

And as I mentioned above, hopefully next week I will have some details to reveal to you and give you more info on our exciting venture, plus introduce you to our manufacturers. In the meantime, will you pray for me? I have to be honest and say this manufacturing process has made me want to dig my head in the sand and stay there. It is NOT easy. ugh. But I really do have confidence once I get over this, it will be so much easier. And I can’t wait until the items get here, they will be GORGEOUS!

WHEW! Thanks for listening! So now that I have THAT out of the way, how about a giveaway??

So many of you loved this wrap on FB, so I thought it would be a good giveaway to kick off spring! Want to win this??

You do? Good!! Here’s how:

Share the above photo on FB and come back here to tell me you did. Super easy, right? You can do this daily, until the giveaway ends.

Extra Points

1. Follow Evy’s Tree on twitter

2. Follow Evy’s Tree on Pinterest

3. Like us on Facebook

4. Tweet the message avaiable

5. Pin the above on pinterest

Make sure you tell us you did all these things through our rafflecopter below, or else it won’t count! Giveaway will end Thursday, February 7 at 11:59 PM. Another giveaway will be live on Friday. Fun, right?

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Thanks friends and have fun! xoxo

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Ruffle Tree Skirt Winner

So sorry for the delay, it’s been a crazy day today. Have you seen the Eggnog Bread recipe? Hop on over to the Food Friday {on Sunday, ha} HERE.

So the Ruffle Tree Skirt Winner…I have a confirmed winner, and her name is…drum roll please:

Congrats Aisha!!! I hope you love the skirt!

And and big, huge thank you to all of you who entered! You guys are amazing, and I hope you had fun. We will do some more of these give fun, non Evy’s Tree giveaways soon. I enjoy have a little break from the hoodie world. ha.

Big hugs everyone! xoxo