Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hesed Books and Gifts Review and Giveaway(Closed)

Etsy Feature:
Hesed Books and Gifts



Interview with Erin from Hesed Books and Gifts:

~Tell us a little bit about yourself?~
Hi, my name is Erin and I'm a quirky, bookish sort of individual. I enjoy working and spending time with my husband and my cat, Henri. Both are my constant companions while I work.

When I'm not working or spending time with my family, my favorite place to be is the bookstore. There is nothing like walking around the bookstore to feel giddy, creative, and safe all at once. If I could, I would spend every day in the bookstore devouring the thousands of books I want to read.

~What inspired you to launch Hesed books and Gifts?~
I was inspired to launch Hesed Books and Gifts during my Junior year of college. I was taking a heavy course load of literature courses as the time, and I remember looking around at my classmates and seeing them completely disinterested in what we were learning.

Something inside me cried out against that. While my classes were admittedly rather dry, I thought to myself, "this isn't how it should be; literature, books, writing... they should be fun."

That's why many of my designs have a very offbeat, colorful theme. I wanted to create a company that had a very fun, modern feel to it that got people excited about reading and writing.
~What is your all-time favorite quote or saying?~
Oh, this is a tough one as I love quotes... But if I had to choose, I would say that it's the quote, "The Present is the point at which time touches eternity," by C.S. Lewis (my favorite author). I've always felt that there's something very powerful about it: that the present connects us to our past as well as our future. While it's sometimes hard to keep that in mind during the day-to-day, I think it encourages us to look at the 'big picture' of our lives.

~What are 5 Words to describe You~ 

  • Creative
  • Offbeat
  • Bookish
  • Shy 
  • Genuine
  
My Review:
 When Erin from Hesed Books and Gifts asked me to pick an item to review it was a VERY hard choice! She has so many unique items in her shop that I absolutely love. However, I picked the Charlotte Bronte journal because she is one of my ALL-TIME favorite authors.  I love the quote on the front of the journal by Charlotte Bronte: "Better to be without logic than without feeling." I can really relate to it in my everyday life. So, everyday when I pick up my little journal and read this quote it motivates me.  The cover of it has a very pale pink design that is just lovely. I feel comfortable telling you that this would make the perfect stocking stuffer for any girl! 

Some of the cool and unique gifts you can find at Hesed Books and Gifts:



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Hesed Books and Gifts have generously offered to give 1 of my readers a:
 

Mandatory Entry:
~Visit Hesed Books and Gifts and tell me something you might buy if you won~
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Good Luck!
Giveaway ends on Dec. 2, 2010 at 10:00 P.M CST
OPEN INTERNATIONALLY  
*If you don't follow the mandatory entry your entry will be disqualified*
Winner will be picked by 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 review and giveaway. I did receive an item of my choice to review though. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor. 

129 comments:

  1. Here from Traveling Through Thursday! Have a great Thanksgiving!
    Jenny
    www.glutenfreebirmingham.com

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  2. Please enter me! I love the Jane Austen matchbook:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61554278/jane-austen-matchbook?ga_search_query=Jane%2BAusten&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5775328

    My email is visible on my profile.

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  3. I hearted Hesed Books and Gifts on Etsy

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  4. I'm already following your blog!

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  5. Thanks for participating in Traveling Through Thursday! I am following back from Momondealz!

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  17. Oh, how I'd love to own the "READ" chalkboard necklace and I'd also get the 'peace. love, read' postcard.

    soklad at hotmail dot com

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  18. email subscriber

    soklad at hotmail dot com

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  19. #2 email subscriber

    soklad at hotmail dot com

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  20. How fun! I'm hosting a blog giveaway featuring Hesed Books and Gifts too! I love their shop, so shoot, might as well try and win $15 to their shop!

    I would buy the Mark Twain fill in the bubble card :)

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I already follow you blog via GFC :)

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I follow Hesed Books on Twitter, my handle is @kendallcrow

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I love the Poe note cards!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  24. I'm following via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  25. Peace, Love, Books (Elegant) Bookmark is my favorite.

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  26. following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  27. I hearted on etsy under username bokononist

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  28. following hesedbooks on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  29. following the hesed blog via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  30. Oh I love it all! If I were to win, I'd get the Somewhere Over the Rainbow There's a Bookstore and Lots of Chocolate Glossy Postcard and probably a bunch of cards and bookmarks.

    lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

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  31. i would like to buy the jane austen quote journal, black and wide ink well necklace. thanks


    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  32. blog follower via gfc as khrista porcadilla.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  33. following you on twitter as bellekhris.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  34. hearted hesed books and gifts as bellekhris.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  35. following hesed books on twitter as bellekhris.

    khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com

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  36. I like the Mini Black and Orange Halloween Book Necklace. I also think the Inkwell necklaces are cute..so unique!

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  37. I added Hesed Books and Gifts as a favorite on Etsy

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  38. email subscriber
    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  40. Oooh, I would choose the Scrabble Style Desktop Business Card Holder - it is so cool!

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  41. I follow you on Twitter as dspdavey.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  42. I follow Hesed books on Twitter as dspdavey.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  43. Enter me, please:). I would love to win White and Black Mini Inkwell Necklace (becouse I am a writer, I wrote a novel, but it isn't published) and Jane Austen Mini Quote Journal (becouse I love "Pride&Prejudice".
    olsza_@poczta.onet(dot)pl

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  44. Would love the Charlotte Bronte bookmark!
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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  45. Hearted Hesed Books on etsy!
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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  46. email subscriber #1
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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  47. email subscriber #2
    jbdownie5@yahoo.com

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  48. webbJM@verizon.net

    I loved the read postcard and the Mark Twain bookmark.

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  49. I follow your blog. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  50. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    i might buy this!

    http://www.hesedbooksandgifts.com/products/Scrabble-Style-Business-Card-Holder.html

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  51. I might buy the 'Bright Books Pop Art Journal' if I won :)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  52. I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy)

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  53. I added you on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  54. I hearted the store on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  55. I'm following Hesed on Twitter (@NTFancy)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  56. I'm a fan of Hesed on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  57. I like the Red and black mini inkwell necklace, thanks.
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

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  58. gfc follower of this blog
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

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  59. i love oscar wilde, so this would be great-

    .Oscar Wilde Mini Quote Journal

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  61. what a fantastic shop! I love the Colorful Charles Dickens It Was the Best of Parties Card.

    But i think that everything is really cool!

    kshuttle(at)uoguelph(dot)ca

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  62. I love the Mary Shelley notebook!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  63. I love the White and Black Mini Inkwell Necklace.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  64. Follow on Twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  65. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/7329601063751680

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  66. Hearted the shop [bloomingblossom]

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  67. Facebook friend [Aik Chien]

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  68. Follow Hesed Books on Twitter @aikchien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  69. Like Hesed Books on Facebook [Aik Chien]

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  71. What a unique shop; I love it! If I won, I think I'd definitely buy the Shakespeare journal...or the Jules Verne journal...or the Oscar Wilde journal. Or maybe all three! Those book necklaces are pretty awesome too!

    oreohmygosh AT gmail DOT com

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  74. I might buy some postcards (I really like these two: Funny Somewhere Over the Rainbow There's a Bookstore and Lots of Chocolate Glossy Postcard AND Read, Seek, Imagine, Become Inspirational Glossy Postcard)
    xlacrimax[at]gmail.com

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  75. I follow your blog via GFC as xlacrimax
    xlacrimax[at]gmail.com

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  77. The Jane Austen mini quote journals please.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  79. Nice giveaway. They have lovely stuff there
    I'd love to have their postcard esp. Eclectic Read Postcard

    aleetha[dot]ally[at]gmail[dot]com

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  80. I followed your blog via GFC

    Aleetha

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  81. I have just added you as friend on facebook

    Asriani "Ally" Purnama

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  82. I subscribe your blog via aleetha_ally[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  83. I repost you post in my meme
    http://meme.yahoo.com/aleetha/p/7B5je_n/

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  84. I followed Hesed Books on Twitter
    @aleetha

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  85. I Liked Hesed Books on Facebook

    Asriani "Ally" Purnama

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  86. I have just Followed the Hesed Blog via GFC

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  88. I would love the Black and White Inkwell Necklace! Thanks!
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

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  89. I love the Emily Bronte quote journal :)

    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  90. I'm a follower on GFC.

    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  91. I follow on twitter

    @cerenaleigh

    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  93. I am in love with the Mary Shelley journal.

    melydia@hotmail.com

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  94. The READ red and black glossy postcard really caught my fancy. love this site

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  95. i like the Shakespeare Colorful Rounded Notecard

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  96. OMG I would for sure get the My Vampire Can Beat Up Your Wizard Postcard!!!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  97. I follow you via GFC.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  98. I get your emails -1-
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  99. I get your emails -2-
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  100. I follow you on Twitter as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  101. I follow them on Twitter as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  102. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/10444025861509121
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  103. I sent you a FB friend request as Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  104. I like them on FB as Tofu Fairy.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  105. I hearted them on Etsy as FotoMacro.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  106. I follow their blog via email.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  107. I follow their blog via GFC.
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  108. Zombies, Wizards, and Vampires Oh My Funny Glossy Postcard is GREAT! Would def get that!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  109. Oscar Wilde Mini Quote Journal.

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  110. I hearted HesedBooksAndGifts, user name gkran.

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  111. follow w/google friend
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  112. 1) getting emails
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  113. 2) getting emails
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  114. follow w/twitter under repurrpussed
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  115. follow them w/twitter under repurrpussed
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  116. my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/10449098435985408
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  117. friended w/facebook under Heath Cole
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  118. like them w/facebook under Heath Cole
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  119. follow their blog w/google friend
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  120. follow their blog w/email
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  121. follow their blog w/youtube under nynekats
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  122. I might buy the Edgar Allan Poe Quote Journal. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  123. ADORE the Black and White Inkwell Necklace! Thank you!
    heatherpooh (hotmail)

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