Monday, April 25, 2011

sponsor love: interview + GIVEAWAY with Ashley of After Nine to Five Designs!!!

today's sponsor has so many exciting things happening in her life - totally makes me so happy too! she recently returned from an amazing life-changing trip (i'll let her tell you all about it). her shop is exploding with new goodies every day, and her suh-weet blog recently had a face-lift and it looks incredible! and she definitely has good taste in ice-cream. 

meet ashley.


tell us about your shop. 
and is there a story behind the name?

After Nine To Five Designs was launched after I took a big leap of faith into being self-employed. Currently, the main focus is on jewelry, but it is constantly expanding and currently includes other products such as greeting cards, photobooks, and headbands.

The premise behind the name, and the shop, is to cover what people like to do outside of the daily grind - 
things such as traveling, sightseeing, and being crafty.

has anything life changing happened to you recently?

Yes, yes, and yes! I went out of the country for the first time to Jamaica and got married. It was by far the most amazing experience of my life and I could not be happier with the man I married or the way we chose to tie the knot.

    your all time favorites when it comes to...
        ice cream
Cookie Dough! But I'm a big fan of all ice creams. Well, a big fan of food in general.
   shampoo. 
Aveda. Or Biolage. OR Bed Head. I don't know. 
Anything that smells good and leaves my hair feeling clean is good with me.
    tv series. 
True Blood. Or Six Feet Under, but that's done with now. 
I love HBO.


i normally have a thing for chunky necklaces, but come spring, i am a sucker for dainty,  charm necklaces. this adorable shop is stocked full of them! 
i'm in love with this one the most. 

today one of you have the chance of winning...

$15 After Nine to Five shop credit!!!

you could pick one of Ashley's cuuuuute necklaces or a couple sets of her adorable cards.
so much goodness to choose from. 

{how to enter:}

 visit After Nine to Five and comment below with what you would use the shop credit if you win! 

{really, really want to win?}
keep in separate comments so entries count!
- "heart" After Nine to Five on etsy
- be a public follower of Much Love, illy
- be a public follower of the After Nine to Five blog
- follow @afterninetofive via twitter
- follow @muchloveilly via twitter
-tweet about the giveaway
(be sure to include @muchloveilly and @afterninetofive so we can track your tweet!)

{don't want to wait to win?}
use coupon code MUCHLOVEILLY for 15% off of your entire order!!

Giveaway is open to ALL Much Love, illy readers through Sunday, May 1st.
Winner will be announced on Monday, May 2nd. 
much love.
[happy monday, friend.]

120 comments:

  1. I love the Turquoise Circle With Seashell Necklace. So pretty!

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  2. I'm a public follower of Much Love, illy.

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  3. What a fun shop! I love the "wish you were here" cards.

    elephantstrunk42@gmail.com

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  4. I hearted After Nine to Five on Etsy

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  5. I'm a follower of Much Love, illy

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  6. I follow muchloveilly on twitter

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  7. I follow After Nine to Five blog

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  8. I really love the anchor necklace.
    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  9. I'm a public follower of much love, illy
    katietamblingson at yahoo dot com

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  10. great giveaway! i love anchor necklace!
    xoxo jillian

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  11. i hearted afterninetofive on etsy! xoxo jcd

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  12. i follow @afterninetofive via twitter! xoxo jcd

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  13. anf finally i follow @muchloveilly via twitter :) xoxo jcd @cornflakedreams !

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  14. I would get the small camera necklace, I think!

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  15. I heart after nine to five on etsy!

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  16. I follow after nine to five publicly!

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  17. I follow after nine to five on twitter

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  18. I follow much love, illy on twitter!

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  19. I would get the Small Birdcage Necklace!

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  20. I added After Nine to Five Designs to my Etsy favorites!

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  21. I am a Google Friend Connect follower of Much Love, illy

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  22. I (@JASIVRAS) now follow @afterninetofive on Twitter

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  23. I (@JASIVRAS) now follow @muchloveilly on Twitter!

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  24. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/JASIVRAS/status/62538915814457345

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  25. I am a follower of the After Nine to Five blog!

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  26. I love that brass camera neklace! Its gorgeous!

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  27. Im a GFC follower of After Nine to Five

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  28. I am a follower of your blog.

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  29. congrats on the wedding!!! she has such a cute shop :) I'd choose the lantern necklace, it's so cute!

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  30. I love the camera notecards. :)

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  31. I'm loving the small and dainty ones too, but am thinking the gold tone heart w/an X necklace would be a great piece to add to my collection.

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  32. OMGOSH! I LOVE her shop :) If i won, i would be sooo buying the Owl on Branch Necklace ;)

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  33. Wow, everything is beautiful... and so reasonably priced! This trinket is my fave: http://www.etsy.com/listing/70056450/brass-monkey-necklace

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  34. gah! i cant choose... i want them all! but i really like the love birds on the nest necklace <3

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  35. I'm a follower of Much Love illy!

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  36. love the sewing machine necklace...

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  37. hearted her store on etsy as marchelove

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  38. following your blog publicly!

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  39. following After Nine to Five publicly!

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  40. following you on Twitter :) as hunnybunny727

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  41. following afterninetofive on twitter :)

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  42. I love the anchor necklace! With a boyfriend in the Coast Guard, I have a thing for anchors. :)

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  43. I follow you on Twitter, obvi. (@heysuburban)

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  44. Oh how fun! Love the camera necklace!
    Follow you:D
    Hope you had a great Easter Illene!

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  45. notecards for sure - i love the suitcase ones.

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  46. After Nine to Five hearted on Etsy.

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  47. I love the airplane and globe necklace. It appeals to the world traveler in me.

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  48. I follow the After Nine to Five blog.

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  49. I think I would get the butterfly with flower necklace.

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  50. I am a follower of Much Love, Illy

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  51. following her on twitter

    @somerknits

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  52. following you on twitter

    @SomerKnits

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  53. Her shop is so cute! Love the Lucky number seven necklace :) xoxo

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  54. love the owl on branch neclace!!

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  55. the small camera necklace is calling my name!! :)

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  56. i follow afterninetofive on twitter!!

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  57. and i follow you on twitter - cait86

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  58. Cute shop! (and yayyy for ice cream!) I love the necklace: Small Camera Necklace

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  59. oh my GOSH I NEED that airplane and globe necklace! I love it b/c it reminds me of bub's travels in the airforce <3

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  60. I hearterd Her! (shocked i didnt heart her before I dig this shop mucho!)

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  61. I follow you're lovely lil blog <3

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  62. I follow your tweet a leets via twitter (NSYNC anyone?)

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  63. WOOOWZAAA! I loooveee the Framed Sea Shell Necklace!

    too pretty! :)

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  64. Oh and I follow Much love illy's blog! yaay!

    :)

    alittledinasoar.blogspot.com

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  65. Love the Love Is Patient Necklace!

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  66. I would totally get the camera or anchor necklace :)

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  67. I "heart"ed After Nine to Five on etsy!

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  68. I follow the After Nine to Five blog!

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  69. nice giveaway!
    I especially liked this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67589694/brass-owl-with-hearts-bracelet

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  70. following MuchLove, illy via google

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  71. following muchloveilly via twitter

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  72. awesome. love the brass monkey!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail do tocm

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  73. Oooh...it's a tie between the brass camera necklace and the anchor necklace...everything's so beautiful!

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  74. I "hearted" After Nine to Five!

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  75. Annnd I follow you via twitter :)

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  76. i really like the airplane necklace. cute shop!
    boon1211@gmail.com

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  77. I think I'd get the Small Squirrel Necklace!

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  78. I "heart" After Nine to Five on etsy!

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  79. Following the After Nine to Five blog!

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  80. I would get the Small Camera necklace!

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  81. "Hearted" After Nine to Five on Etsy

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  82. I follow Much Love, Illy (of course!)

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  83. Also following After Nine to Five's blog

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  84. Following @afterninetofive on Twitter

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  85. Following @muchloveilly on Twitter

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  86. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/jenphotonerd/status/63918033386737664

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  87. I LOVE this necklace:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67757269/small-camera-necklace

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  88. love the love bird necklace! so adorable

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