Monday, November 29, 2010

sponsor love & GIVEAWAY: shawni marie from a bit of lace!!

fashion inspiration. recipes galore. lifestyle posts. crafting goodness. these are just a few of the treats you'll find over at this chica's blog. she not only puts together inspiring outfits (you gotta love her colorful nails - one of her trademarks!), but beautiful handmade headbands and bookmarks showcased in posts and in her delightful etsy shop, a bit of lace.

i think you'll come to love this girl as much as i do! she's spunky and fun and creative. and like i already mentioned, she has some inspiring outfit posts you just might want to gather from. she's not afraid of color (my kind of girl!) and loves to dive into new adventures - whether it be with her new etsy shop or with family or with her man! so without further adieu...

meet shawni marie.

meet her blog

and these are some of my faves from her shop.

Tell us about YOU, the artist and brains behind
 A Spoonful of Love and A Bit of Lace.

hmm a little bit about me. well, I'm 27 and I live in downtown Sacramento. I can't wait to be 30. I have amazing friends and family and I like to eat a lot. I enjoy hot showers, a good book, and bacon any time of the day :)

Is there a story behind your shop name? 

the story behind my shop name is pretty simple. I had been going over tons of ideas and names with my best friend liz, but nothing fit. or it was already taken. I liked the way a bit of lace fell of my lips. I use lace when making my bookmarks so it fit perfectly.

Okay, on to some fun questions. 
If could create your own fashion line, 
what would it consist of? 
What sorts of colors, styles and textures? Dream away!

my own fashion line? well, that would be a dream come true. I like lots of prints. floral mostly and I really enjoy mix and matching. I also believe in the power of basics. i imagine my line as very girly, but at the same time very grown up. I envision textures and bold prints, but in a simple format. lots of skirts and dresses.

I noticed you love to cook dinner 
with your man! 
What is your favorite dish to cook with him?

I do love cooking!! and Andy is really great in the sense that he let's me do whatever I want. I would say making anything that we can work on together. I really want to make pasta with him. 

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year. 
What are 3 things on your wish list? 

three things on my wish list? 
hmm...a trip to new york, a new lens for my camera, and my own apartment. 
wow, that's a really bold list. haha. 

remember some of my favorites from her shop? 
this week, shawni has offered one lucky Much Love, illy reader a chance to win the following:

the choice of ANY headband and ANY bookmark!!!

how sweet a deal is that?! 
not only would you be able to snag yourself a gift, 
maybe give the other one away for a christmas present!

[How to Enter:]
 1. Be a public follower of Much Love, illy (or let me know if you already are)
2. Visit shawni's shop and comment here with the name of your favorite item
3. Include your email address so I know how to reach you if you win 

[Extra entries in separate comments]

-Be a public follower of A Spoonful of Love
-Follow @sososhawni on twitter
-Tweet about the giveaway 
(be sure to include @muchloveilly and @sososhawni so we can track your tweet) 
-Blog about the giveaway (include blog-link in your comment)

The giveaway will close at midnight, Sunday December 5th.  
Winner will be announced next Monday, December 6th.

[and one more thing...]

shawni has offered a Cyber Monday Discount of 50% off of your order from her shop!
if you can't wait for the giveaway results and need to get cracking on your christmas shopping for others (or for yourself - come on, we all do it!), you might want to take advantage of this special right away! 
be sure to enter this coupon code at checkout: lovelovelove123

thanks again, shawni! it's been so lovely to have you!
much love, ilene (aka illy)


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  3. I am a follower of your blog
    I love the Peter Pan headband


  4. I am a follower of A Spoonful of Love

  5. I follow sososhawni on Twitter (Mahalmichelle)

  6. I'm already a follower of your blog :)

    & my favourite item is the One Day Headband, too cute!

  7. I also linked the Giveaway to Twitter


  8. I love being a public follower of Much Love, Illy!

  9. I forgot to tell you that I like the peter pan I'll add it to this comment.

    I'm also a public follower of a Spoonful of Love.

  10. I follow @sososhawni on Twitter.

  11. I am a follower and I love the Wendy headband!!!

    Ashley J

  12. I am a follower! Also, I totally love your new header and have the exact same shoes in purple.

  13. I follow your delightful blog!!!
    My favorite item is the big one headband!!!

  14. I tweeted!!

  15. I like the necklace paired with the mixed prints:)

  16. i like the One Day Headband!
    and i follow you :)

  17. I'm a follower and I love the "Please pick me" headband. Haha the title could not be anymore appropriate!

  18. I love everything in Shawni's shop. I really want to get the firefly headband for my friend for Christmas...

  19. I love the new Peter Pan headband!
    I'm a follower

  20. I'm a follower of A Spoonful of Love

  21. I follow Shawni on Twitter

  22. 1.Of course I follow Much Love, Illy!
    2.The Please Pick Me Headband is my favorite.

  23. I also follow A Spoonful of Love

  24. Im a follower of your blog.
    Sparks Fly is my fave headband!

  25. LOVE the enchanted headband. & I am a follower.
    anne.pilon (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. i love the way she isnt afraid of turning 30!! her stuff is adorable!! xoxo

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  28. Im a follower and I love the Long Live Headband!
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

  29. Follower!

    Love the Taylor Headband!

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  31. okay...i LOVE LOVE the Please Pick Me Headband. :0)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

  32. public follower of a spoonful of love :0)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

  33. i follow her on twitter. :0)

    amschotter at gmail dot com


  34. Tweeted! :0)


    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  36. following your blog via GFC
    love the Margaret from a bit of lace

  37. My favorite is the Elizabeth bookmark! SO cute.


  38. already follow A Spoonful of Love :)

    stephanie @FemmenaMala

  39. Already follow @sososhawni!

    stephanie @FemmenaMala

  40. tweeted about the giveaway!

    stephanie @FemmenaMala

  41. woow such a great giveaway.. just stumbled on your blog a few weeks ago but I'm hooked! I'm a follower now and my absolute faave is the Peter pan headband <3

    hope I'm lucky!


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