Monday, December 13, 2010

sponsor love: Alison from aPearantly Sew!!

her beautiful family. adorable kiddos. incredible shop. colorful handmade pieces. what more can you ask for?! today's sponsor love is exploding with lots of hearts and sparkles because this woman's shop screams talent and her blog screams creative and love (for her family and others) - she is inspiring all around! 
 
meet alison.


her incredible shop.

her precious family.
(my favorite posts are the ones with her beautiful family. 
i love how close they all are to each other!)


and her gorgeous shop items.
(these are some of my fave items, 
esp that teal flower pin. gush!)


Tell us about YOU, 
the artist and brains behind aPearantly Sew!

I am a stay at home of two little boys, ages 3 and 21 months. I actually graduated from Nursing school, but when my oldest son was born, my priorities shifted and I knew I wanted to stay home with my children. I only recently started sewing (back in June), and quickly realized that a shop would be a good way to earn a little extra income, and to support my fabric addiction :) 

Your shop name is super catchy! 
Is there a story behind it?

My good friend Melissa (of The Pleated Polka Dot) actually came up with my name. We were throwing around ideas, and she came up with aPearantly Sew. I knew right away that I loved it! 

Let's play the favorites game!
Ready, set, go!

Starbucks Drink: Mocha Frappuccino
Christmas Tradition: It's a toss up between going to a tree farm in the mountains with my husbands family to pick out our Christmas Tree & breakfast on Christmas morning with my family
Date Night: My absolute favorite thing to do on date night is dinner and then Starbucks. It's one of the few times that my husband and I get to visit as adults, as husband and wife. It's nice to just relax over dinner, coffee and good conversation! 
Ice Cream: ummmmm, coffee flavored. Of course :) 
Movie: This is a really hard question for me, because I love lots of movies. So, since it's the Christmas season, I will go with my favorite holiday movie and that is White Christmas. I love it. LOVE it! I look forward to watching it every year.

You have such a precious family. 
What is your favorite thing 
to do with them? 
I love weekends with my family. A big breakfast on Saturday mornings, lots of relaxing and playing and snuggling, hanging outside with the boys, just being together. It's nice to have the weekends to just slow down and be together as a family.  

What do you hope Santa brings 
you this Christmas?  
 This is what I hope Santa is bringing me this Christmas. And I think he just might :) 

{giveaway:}


and today is Much Love, illy readers' lucky day! 
alison is generously offering the following to an extra special Much Love, illy reader:

$20 aPearantly Sew shop credit

is that not perfect for the holiday season or what?! 

how to enter:
1. be a follower of Much Love, illy
2. visit Alison's shop and let us know what is your favorite item there
3. include your email address (so i know how to contact you if you win) 

extra entries:
(keep in separate comments so that they can count!) 
- follow alison's blog
- follow alison on twitter
-tweet about the giveaway 
(include @muchloveilly and @Alilittle28 so we can track your tweet)

can't wait?
and if you can't wait to see if you won this giveaway, 
alison is offering a 10% discount from your aPearantly Sew order 
if you include this coupon code at checkout: MUCHLOVE10!

giveaway will close on Sunday, December 19th. 
winner will be announced on Monday, December 20th.

{happy monday and giveaway-day, friend.}

84 comments:

  1. What a lovely giveaway!

    My favorite item is the light gray flower pin!

    -Chelseabird

    Chelsea@Chelsea-Bird.com

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  2. Love love love this giveaway!
    I love the teal flower pin! :)
    michellemlhuynh[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. I am following her Twitter (Mahalmichelle)

    :)

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  4. I think the teal flower pin is my favorite, too, though I really like all the flower pins. So fluffy & pretty!

    suburbansweetheart(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. i looove the floral wristlet!

    jennifer.lawmaster@gmail.com

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  7. I like the paisley and dot coin purse. Very pretty.

    somerknits (at) aim dot com

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  8. Luckily, I already own my favorite aPearantly Sew item (and I'm giving one of my second favorites as a Christmas present)(maybe)(if I don't keep it) but the best thing in her shop right now is the hair pins. The would be PERFECT for winter ponytails!

    Love you Alison!

    bebehblog at gmail dot com

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  9. I already follow you, and my favorite item is the teal flower pin. :)

    howdoweboilwater.email@gmail.com

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  11. My favorite right now is this: http://www.apearantlysew.bigcartel.com/product/wristlet-clutch-1
    But it's always so hard to pick... everything's lovely! :]

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  12. I am a blog follower! back2basicsblog@gmail.com :)

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  13. My favorite is the flowered wristlet. It is so simple but so useful, and the print is fantastic.

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  14. Oh, I love all of Alison's things...really. But if I have to choose...Leafy Tote.

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  15. I follow Alison's blog. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  16. I follow Alison on twitter...:)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  17. Tweeted!! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  18. I love the flower pins...white and teal, so cute!! I'd clip one on a headband...love it!

    SeeMJTeach@gmail.com

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  19. Oooh I love the shape of the wristlet clutch (2). Perfect for a trip to the grocery with the baby :)

    arianna.patrick@gmail.com

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  20. I follow Alison on twitter!

    arianna.patrick@gmail.com

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  21. And I follow both of your blogs :)

    arianna.patrick@gmail.com

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  22. I tweeted! [@ariannapatrick]

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  23. Following this blog! I love her wristlet bags. She does such wonderful work and is such a sweetheart!

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  24. What a sweet interview and those hair pins are so cute! Happy Monday, sweetie
    Kisses

    Ps: I am hosting a beautiful home decor GIVEAWAY today, just in time for Christmas!

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  25. Such a wonderful giveaway! I love the wristlet clutch!

    I'm a follower, and enjoy all of your posts :)

    kdaviscreates@yahoo.com

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  26. the wristlet clutch-1 and the light gray flower pin. :)
    oh yah...follower here ;)
    charmelagriffith@hotmail.com

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  27. I love everything in her delightful shoppe!!! My favorite is her wristlets!!
    xo
    moonbeamwishes@gmail.com

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  28. I follow Alison on twitter!!!
    xo

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  29. I love the little zippered pouch - so adorable!

    *kate

    bemerrykate@gmail.com

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  30. I tweeted!!
    xo
    http://twitter.com/#!/moonbeamwishes/status/14365533507948544

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  31. Oh I love the paisley flower pin! the clutches are really cute too!!
    kdobek2@gmail.com

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  32. Lovin' the paisley flower pin!!

    I'm a follower :)

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  33. I love her Paisley Flower Pin!!! And I follow you all the time! =)

    snsandsnsibility@gmail.com

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  34. I follow Alison on Twitter now too!

    snsandsnsibility@gmail.com

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  35. I just tweeted too!

    snsandsnsibility@gmail.com

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  36. Superb giveaway! I'm digging the blue&green zippered pouch.
    (piper@revivingremnants.com)

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  37. the light grey flower pin is so beautiful :) What a great shop..and so impressive after just learning to sew not long ago!!

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  39. It's so hard to choose, everything is so adorable! I think my favorite has to be the flower hair pins though :) the teal one, I'm thinking!

    ashleygarcia3@yahoo.com

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  40. I'm following Alison's blog now too!

    :)
    ashleygarcia3@yahoo.com

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  41. I, now, follow Much Love, Illy.

    lizbarnes77@aol.com

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  42. My favorites are her hair pins!!! My little girls love them, also.

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  43. I follow Alison's blog

    lizbarnes77@aol.com

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  44. I follow Alison on Twitter and have tweeted about the contest.

    lizbarnes77@aol.com

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  45. I follow MLI. :)

    My favorite item in Alison's shop is the floral wristlet. :) It would be great for quick runs to the grocery store.

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  46. I'm a blog follower and my favorite item from the shop is the Autumn Floral zippered pouch!

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  47. Following Alison's blog

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  48. Following Alison on Twitter (@jenphotonerd)

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  49. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/jenphotonerd/status/15306505045671937

    jenniferho5@yahoo.com

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  53. 1. I follow Much Love, Illy. I love your blog so much!! :)

    and...

    2. I love the Light Gray & Yellow Clutch in her beautiful shop!

    Blessings,
    ~Emily N.

    *Email-emmylou520@gmail.com

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  54. Tweeted about the giveaway! :)

    MissEmily520--Another GIVEAWAY! http://muchlove-illy.blogspot.com/2010/12/sponsor-love-alison-from-apearantly-sew.html

    Blessings,
    ~Emily N.

    *Email-emmylou520@gmail.com

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  55. Following you on Twitter. My username is MissEmily520. :)

    Blessings,
    ~Emily N.

    *Email= emmylou520@gmail.com

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  56. Following Alison on Twitter. My username is MissEmily520. :)

    Blessings,
    ~Emily N.

    *Email= emmylou520@gmail.com

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  57. My favorite is the celery dots clutch!!

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  58. (Oh, and PS: I follow your blog!)

    I follow Alison's blog!!

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  59. I follow Alison on Twitter (@yes_teacher)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  60. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/yes_teacher/status/15450497850802176

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  63. I follow your blog!

    Light Grey & Yellow Clutch is my favorite!
    borenick@gmail.com

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  64. 1- following your lovely blog 2- love the Light Gray & Yellow Clutch 3- bbgoad@gmail.com

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  65. following @Alilittle28 (@bbgoad)

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  66. tweet, tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/BBGoad/status/15834340135010304

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  67. Light Grey & Yellow clutch all the way! Crystal
    mrsairmanpetty at gmail dot com
    www.domesticbutnotmartha.blogspot.com

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  68. I follow your blog <3
    mrsairmanpetty at gmail dot com
    www.domesticbutnotmartha.blogspot.com

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  69. I follow Ali on Twitter!
    mrsairmanpetty at gmail dot com
    www.domesticbutnotmartha.blogspot.com

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  70. I tweeted @LoveandSparrows
    mrsairmanpetty at gmail dot com
    www.domesticbutnotmartha.blogspot.com

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  71. Love the celery dots clutch!

    kbcroniser@gmail.com

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  72. My favorite is definitely the celery dots clutch! Super cute!

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