Monday, September 13, 2010

Featured Estian: Celebrate Recovery **GIVEAWAY**

I've never came across a store like this until someone was so kind enough to email me and tell me about Heather and all the kindness she has!  Celebrate Recovery is a store among the few that donates 100% of her profits to charities and events!  It's absolutely amazing!  I just knew right then she had to be featured!!!

Learn more about her:

Where are you from? Tell us about yourself!

My name is Heather, from Long Beach CA. I was born & raised in Southern California, so I tend to have very eclectic tastes. I'm a mom to 3 young kids, a wife, longtime crafter, volunteer of 24 years, & wedding assistant & office manager.

How did you come up with your Shop Name? Why did you start your business?
My mom actually came up with the name, from my middle name Brianne. My "business" started about 18 years ago on the playground of my private school. I wanted to help my mom with tuition so I sold crafts and gifts every Friday on campus. Our store has evolved tremendously! About a year ago, I wanted to start donating more, making a bigger impact. But I wasn't working at the time. One day I realized I really could make money selling my crafts and supplies! In 2010 alone, we've donated over $700! We hope to hit $1000 by New Year's Eve!

If you had timed to learn any other craft/art….what would it be?
I'd say quilting. I love all of the details that go into quilts. Or papermaking, since I love writing!

What/who motivates/inspires you to create your items? What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
My kids are my big motivation. While my two boys do have health problems, all three are generally healthy and happy. One of my mom's friends has a trisomy baby, a beautiful little miracle baby. She inspires me to do a lot of volunteer work specifically for children's charities. Another inspiration is my day job. Recently we launched "Brianne's Bridal Basics". We work with clients to create party favors, and 25 cents to $1 is donated to the charity of their choice.

My current favorites are my crochet hair flowers and my beanies. They're all fun, cute, and interesting, and include that handmade touch.

Disney Minnie Mouse beanie

Where can people reach you?
She has a big online presence!
Her website/blog is
Her Facebook is
And they're always on Twitter! Heather's is @dontcallmedotty & her business is @BriannesBasics

Two Hearts Charm

Discount: 10% of any purchase, good for our Etsy store & special orders!

Would you like to win something from her shop?!
7 Winners!!!

2-will win a Set of 2 crochet flowers
5- will win Set of signature heart charms!!

Mandatory Entry: (If you do not complete this, all other entries will be void)
- Visit Celebrate Recovery and tell me what your favorite item in her shop is!

Extra Entries: (I brought simple back!  One extra entry for each :-D)
- Follow Nomie.Eco.Ware via GFC publically (1+)
- Follow BriannesBasic via GFC publically (1+)
- Become a fan of NomieEcoWare on Facebook (1+)
- Become a fan of BriannesBasic on Facebook (1+)
- Vote for me on TopBabyBlogs (Can grab 1+ extra entry every day for voting!)
Crochet Flowers
Giveaway ends September 27, 2010 @ 11pm CST.
Open US & Canada only.

Winner will be chosen by I will contact you by email (please post with comments if it is not on your profile). You will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is picked.

Good luck!


ViKotas said...

Three cheers for, make that 10 cheers. Nothing can replace the feeling of knowing that you are changing lives for the better.

Kelly said...

I like the Ribbon Bookmark You Design It. Thanks for the chance!
Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly said...

I follow Nomie Eco Ware via Google friend connect publicly. (Kelly Deaton)
Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly said...

I follow BriannesBasic via GFC publicly. (Kelly Deaton)
Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly said...

I'm a facebook fan of NomieEcoWare. (Kelly Deaton)
Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly said...

I sent BriannesBasic a friend request on facebook. (Kelly Deaton)
Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

Ronda said...

I love the Ocean Dreams Handmade Crochet Beanie PIF.

Ronda said...

I follow you with GFC.

Ronda said...

I follow BriannesBasic with GFC.

jhitomi said...

I love the Minnie Mouse husband's nickname for me is Minnie Mouse...
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

voted for you.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

ribbon bookmarks... and the Minnie Mouse beanie

Cindy said...

I follow you on GFC

Cindy said...

follow Brianne on GFC

Cindy said...

I like you on FB (cindy clarke)

Cindy said...

sent Brianne a friend reqeust on FB (cindy clarke)

Cindy said...

voted for you on MTB

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