Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bloom and Barnacle Interview and Giveaway!


Interview with Bloom & Barnacle:

~Tell us a little bit about yourself.~
Such an easy question that's always so hard to answer!  I'm from really small town in the middle of the desert, and knew from about age 5 that I wanted to live by the beach.  After a lot of hard work and seemingly crazy decisions, I now do, with my husband/best buddy and boxer dog, Barnacle.  Barnacle (Barney for short) and I spend most of our time joined at the hip. I'm lucky enough that he's allowed to go to my day job with me, and we spend about every other waking second on some kind of craft/art project.  My poor husband has even gotten roped in, and is amazing at decoupage now, actually he's better than I am at this point.=) 

~Tell us about your shop Bloom and Barnacle.~
Bloom and Barnacle is our Etsy shop, and pretty much my dream job.  The coolest thing about it is I get to make anything I want and make it available worldwide.  Lately it's become a family endeavor, I've got my husband doing everything from woodwork to packaging, my brother doing inventory and marketing and my mom sewing.  We've been really into Halloween and Christmas decor this year, and early 2011 we're branching into handbags, beach bags, and dog collars! 

~What is your all-time favorite item in your shop?~
I honestly think it's the mini stockings.  More or less because I LOVE sweater hunting/thrift store shopping and it gives me a valid excuse.  I love picking out the crazy colors, it's so fun!

~What is your favorite Christmas tradition?~
My favorite old tradition is picking out the tree.  We usually take Barney and let him pick it out.  My favorite new would have to be the Just Dance off.  It's hilarious. Oh, and almost forgot, Swedish family Christmas Eve dinner at my in-laws.  My father in law is from Sweden and is an amazing cook.

 ~3 Words to Describe you:~

Energetic
Creative
A Little Nuts!

Visit Bloom & Barnacle for some great gifts and ornaments!

~Giveaway~
Bloom & Barnacle is going to give one of my readers a Mini Stocking Ornament of their choice!
*Thank you Bloom and Barnacle!*

~Mandatory Entry:~
Tell me your favorite Christmas memory!
~Must be completed before extra entries count!~
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Extra Entries:
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+1 Follow me on Twitter @katiecan86
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+5 "like" on Facebook 
+3  Add any of my buttons to your sidebar (3 entries each button)
+5 Blog about this giveaway include a link to this post (make sure you leave the link to where I can find it)
+1 Give Bloom & Barnacle a Heart on Etsy
+10 Make a Purchase from their shop -make sure to tell them The Romantic Type referred you!-
+1 Enter any of my other active giveaways -Tell me which one you entered-(1 per giveaway entered)
Good Luck!
Giveaway ends on Dec.10 , 2010 at 11:59 P.M CST
Open to US/Canada
 
*If you don't follow the mandatory entry your entry will be disqualified*
Winner will be picked using a random number generator from Random.org and the winner will be emailed and posted on this site. Winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email or another winner will be chosen. 
I received no Monetary compensation for doing this interview and giveaway. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own.
Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor.


79 comments:

  1. my favorite christmas memory is when my family would line my cousins and i up in the kitchen christmas morning. when my uncle yelled Go! we would run as fast as we could to the living room to see what Santa left us.
    It was definitely my favorite christmas memory from when I was younger!

    Cerena Leigh
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  3. Gosh that is hard....I do not really have too many for favorites....more of just days....ok....It would have to be when we could not get the kids to sleep, thus santa could not come. Finally they did crash out. But instead of putting the toys under the tree we took them to our neighbor's home (the kids were all at my home) and put them under that tree. When they woke to no gifts the disappointment was there. Til they went home and found all the gifts. They never stayed up late on christmas eve ever again!

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  4. When I was younger and all my family use to come over to my grandma's house on christmas eve and we would have a huge dinner and open presents and play games. It was so fun!! Everyone has moved off and has their own families or is no longer with us but I will always cherish thoes christmas memories

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  5. My favorite Christmas memory is when Santa came while we were opening presents on Christmas Eve. When we were finished, my dad said "I thought I heard something out on the porch, you'd better go out and check!" And there were our gifts from Santa! My mom had to work on Christmas, so that is surely why they did it, but I still don't know how they accomplished it. Our stockings were even filled, and they were in the same room we had been in all night long!

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  6. My favorite Christmas memory is baking gingerbread cookies with my mom for Santa!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  7. I just adore the Cranberry Striped Mini Stocking Ornament!
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  8. I follow @Katiecan86 on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
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  9. I heart Bloom and Barnacle on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
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  14. I like you on Facebook -my FB name is Amanda Moore
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  15. I entered your Carmex giveaway
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  16. I always take walks on Christmas Eve to relax before the big day! I love looking at the Christmas lights!

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  17. My favourite christmas memory is having a party every christmas eve then staying up late watching old black and white christmas movies. Great giveaway fingers crossed. Helen

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  18. My favorite Christmas memory is the first time I saw the Nutcracker on stage. I was only 3 but I remember it plain as day. It was so beautiful!

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  19. I'm following via google.

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  20. I hearted the shop on Etsy.

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  21. My favourite Christmas memory is the big family get togethers with my mom's side - There's always something fun happening when you have 12 aunts and uncles, like when my one aunt decided to walk around wearing musical christmas underwear outside her pants as a joke one year!

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  22. at Bloom and Barnacle, I also like the Red and Blue Striped Mini Christmas Stocking Ornament

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  23. I follow via gfc - peggylikesstuff

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  28. I've entered in your Amethyst Soaps giveaway

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  29. I've entered in your 'Ornament from Uniq by Jaidra' giveaway

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  30. One of my favorite christmas memory would have to be making Ginger Bread men with my cousins at my grandmas house when I was little.

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  31. My favorite Christmas memory was when Santa's elves filled up all the shoes in the house with coins!
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  34. My fav christmas memory is the christmas eve candlelit service every year. full of christmas carols.

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  35. I follow your blog on gfc
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  36. I love the memories of putting my daughter on Santa's lap. We always get a good reaction! rebolsen at gmail dot com

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  37. I like the Black and White Striped with Red Rosette stocking. rebolsen at gmail dot com

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  41. I like:
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  45. Following you on twitter

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  52. Added your button to my blog

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  55. Hearted Bloom and Barnacle on Etsy



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  56. Entered Secret Serenity Giveaway

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  57. Daily tweet:
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  58. i also entered the amethyst soap giveaway

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  59. i also entered the giggles&toots giveaway

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  62. My favorite memory would be the year my sister and I both got cabbage patch dolls. That was the year that it was the hot item and people were trampling each other for them. I just remember being so exciteted and screaming when I unwrapped mine. Still have it!

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  63. I love the Halloween Ghost with Boo Sign


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  64. GFC follower (melissa R)


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  65. twitter follower @giveawaymommy


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  66. My favorite Christmas memory is singing Christmas carols around the piano with my family
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  67. Daily tweet:
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  68. my favorite memory is running to the living room with my cousins christmas morning to see what santa brought us! :)


    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  69. Daily tweet:
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  71. My favorite Christmas memory is when I was 10 years old going Christmas tree hunting with my dad

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  72. I like the autumn striped mini Christmas stocking

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  73. my favorite christmas memory is together party with my family, relatives and friends

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  74. +1 Follow me on Twitter @katiecan86

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