Tuesday, December 28, 2010

sponsor love and giveaway: meet andi from andiadams!!!

i adore a pop of color - especially when there is a lot of it! and today's particular sponsor runs an etsy shop with lots of it! her rosettes come in an array of colors and fabrics, making their appearances on headbands and on fun paper goods. you'll surely find some joy on her blog too - filled with lifestyle posts about her and her dear husband...as well as hilarious Office quotes and her adorable features such as " Marriage Monday" and "Wedding Wednesday." so cute, right?! 

meet andi.

meet her lovely blog and shop
(her lovely rosette notecards are my fave!)

Tell us about YOU, 
the artist and brains behind Andi Adams?

I am ever changing. I have always felt like life changes me on a day to day basis, because I am always learning something new... something that affects me deeply, but I am always the same person at my very core. I am a multi-tasker, a perfectionist, a newly wed ;), and a recent college grad. I love love love kids and family is the biggest part of my life- they mean the most to me. 

I love to read :) but rarely have enough to time to do so. I am very outgoing in real life and love people. I love rom-coms and a good TV show, but really enjoy the business of life. I try to look for the best in every situation and enjoy what life has to offer. 

What inspired you to start your shop?

This past spring I found so many inspiring women's blogs and etsy shops... I felt so encouraged to create and be successful. When I graduated from college in May, I wasn't having very much success finding a job. I decided I wasn't going to sit around and wait, I wanted to use my education and creativity. So, I started researching how other shops started and any advice they had. Once I felt I had found something I could make and love for many years to come, I started Andi Adams. 

I noticed you love the Office as much as I do. Who is your all-time favorite character from that show? 
And please share your favorite quote.  
(Cannot talk about the Office w/o a quote ;)).

I so love that you included this question! It is so hard to choose a favorite! At first I was thinking someone like Oscar or Kevin, because even though they are supporting roles, they are hilarious. But, I really love to quote Michael and make fun of Dwight..... I think Jim and Pam, though. I love their relationship. :) 

My favorite episode is from Season 2- Conflict Resolution. {I have watched that one like twelve times, because the whole episode is funny}. My favorite quote from that episode is when Michael calls Ryan and Creed into the office and says:
Michael: "K, Ryan, you told Toby that Creed has a distinct old man smell.....?"
Creed: "I know exactly what he is talking about. I have sprout mung beans on a damp paper towel in my desk drawer. Very nutritious but they smell like death." 

If you could have any dream job in the world, what would it be?

I dont know, lol... I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Having my own shop is a huge step in that direction! I hope to one day write a book, record some music, start a non-profit, speak in front of/to people, be a wedding planner, be a photographer, be in ministry in some way,  and eventually be a Mom. 

New Year's is just around the corner! 
Do you have a favorite New Year's eve tradition? 

New Years eve has been different for me every year for as long as I can remember :) This year will be very different... my hubby has to work sadly and my brother-in-law is getting married the next day :) But I am looking forward to a new year- and 2011 will be the first year I will have been married for the entire 12 months! (Does that make sense?) So! There are a lot of really exciting things to look forward to in 2011!


and today a Much Love, illy reader get the chance to be the lucky winner of...

the choice of any item 
from Andi's shop!
(i'm a personal fan of the bright yellow of this headband.)

how to enter:
1. be a public follower of Much Love, illy
2. visit Andi's lovely shop and comment below with the link or name of your favorite item

extra entries:
-follow Andi's twitter
-tweet about the giveaway 
(be sure to include @muchloveilly and @andimadams so we can track your tweet!)
-heart her shop

Giveaway will close midnight on January 2nd
Winner will be announced on Monday, January 3rd.

{happy giveaway day!} 


  1. I am a follower! :)

    I love the gold headband and the brown and green set of note cards! :)

  2. Love this hairclip:


  3. I'm a follower... and my favorite is this headband. http://www.etsy.com/listing/57718155/headband

  4. I follow you on Bloglovin! (pinky-swear) and this is my favorite item in her shop!

    Great stuff and a great giveaway!

  5. I am follower and my favorite is http://www.etsy.com/listing/59677734/hair-clip

  6. I am a follower!

    & I LOVE the office! I was so excited reading this because I've been watching the Office all day haha.

  7. http://www.etsy.com/listing/57712686/headband

    the pink and black headband is my very favorite!!!
    cute cute shop!!

  8. [check] I follow this lovely blog.

    [check] What I would pick....I agree with you, Ilene. I love that yellow rosette headband found here....http://www.etsy.com/listing/57718605/headband.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  9. such cute stuff in her shop! this one is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59680437/headband

  10. I love her stuff! My favorite as of right now is this headband;)

  11. Aww I love those headbands but my favorite are the barrette sets, I love any kind of floral barrette. That office quote just made me LOL, the Office rules.

  12. I follow you, and my favorite item is this:


  13. I hearted her shop!

  14. I love the yellow headband too!! Or maybe the lime green hair clip...I can't decide!

    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

  15. I follow Andi's twitter!

    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

  16. I heart her etsy shop!

    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

  17. I am a follower. My favorite is the hair clip: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57720250/hair-clip

  18. I follow Andi's twitter too! @curliemegs

    meagnleigh123 at gmail dot com

  19. After looking through everything at her shop I came back to the yellow headband again. Maybe because yellow is my favorite color, maybe because I know it would go with anything(my theory: yellow matches ANYTHING).lol

  20. What an adorable shop she has. I love those little notecards the best I think.

  21. I am a follower and I love this blue hair clip:

  22. I totally follow you. I love pretty much ALL her hair accessories!

  23. I follow you! I like the black rosette hairclip or the white rosette headband.

  24. super cute shop! i LOVE the yellow headband too! and of course you know i am a follower! :)

  25. Hi Illy! Thx for the giveaway. The Headbands are so cute! I do like too the yellow headband. Yellow is my favourite color.
    Happy Holidays! Email: anatevarl@gmail.com

  26. I love her shop! My favorite is this headband: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57713336/headband

    and Im a follower on bloglovin'--I hope that counts!

  27. I like the yellow headband too: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57718605/headband

  28. (I'm a follower of your blog too - forgot to say that!)

    And I "heart" her shop! Lots of good stuff there.

  29. Hi,i'm a follower!I like the blue rosette headband!:D http://www.etsy.com/listing/57718155/headband


  30. i'm a follower who would looove this colorful hair clip : http://www.etsy.com/listing/57720250/hair-clip


  31. I like the black headband with the black flower on it.

  32. I obviously follow your blog. =) And I love so many of her items but especially the bright pink headband with two flowers.

  33. I hearted her adorable shop! So excited to shop more!

  34. And i definitely follow Andi on Twitter!

  35. http://www.etsy.com/listing/59681114/headband
    so cute!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

  36. http://www.etsy.com/listing/59676813/bracelet
    very cool!

  37. http://www.etsy.com/listing/57716798/headband Very cute! Thank you for sharing!
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com
    following as bridgestranslation

  38. I am a follower!
    I LOVE this lime green hair clip: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57720728/hair-clip?ref=v1_other_1


  39. I love the black hair clip. It would look awesome over a ponytail or updo.

    Happy holidays,


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