Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Blogiversary!

This week at one of our favorite, most helpful blogs-Multiples and More is celebrating their 1st Blogiversary! Multiples and More is written by two amazing women who of course, have multiples. They started this very resourceful and fun website for parents of multiples a year ago in April. To celebrate they are throwing a week long party with contests, giveaways and the readers favorite posts of the year.

We decided that since The Riplets are also celebrating a year of blogging in April, that we should join in the fun and have another give away! Since we love all of Haley's items at Sweet Sugar Beet - we asked her if she could do another give away for us. Since she, too is a mom of twin boys, she said she'd love to help us out again and be part of the celebrations. The items at Sweet Sugar Beet are unique gifts for Mother's Day (*hint*hint*) or for a birthday gift and cost less then $20! Infact, most of her items are $12 and $15.


She has a few great new items that we LOVE including these great clutches:


The Ruffle Clutch in Brown Sway or
The Rossette Clutch in Cocoa Wallpaper

This time, we asked her a few questions so our readers could get to know her and her store better.

1. How did you come up with the name of your shop, Sweet Sugar Beet?
When I first thought about starting my own business I wanted to name it based on something that represented me. I grew up on a farm and every summer my brothers and I would work for my dad in the sugar beet fields. It taught us a lot about hard work and how to earn an extra dollar. I thought naming my business "The Sweet Sugar Beet" was a perfect fit! Not only does it represent my past but also my shop carries a lot of little "sweet" things in it!

2. How long have you been sewing/designing items?
For as long as I can remember I've always loved to create things. My mom taught me how to cross stitch when I was 5 years old; although I never really used a sewing machine until about 5 years ago! I really had an itch to learn how to use one and my husband surprised me with one on Easter! My first project was a pair of pajama pants.

3. What is your favorite item from your Shop right now?
My favorite item right now is the Ruffle Clutch. I was looking for a new way to add a little flair to some of my items and thought this added the perfect touch!

4. Since a lot of moms of multiples (MoMs) read our blog, what is one piece of advice you'd give them about having twins?
Hmmm, that's a tough one! My boys will be 1 year old in a week. I don't feel like I should be giving advice, but rather receiving it! One thing that I have realized is that I am better mom when I can find a little time for "me". Whether it's leaving the kids with a grandparent so I can run to the grocery store or just taking a nice shower (with no interruptions!). I find that when I return to the kids I am recharged and ready for what they are going to throw at me.

5. Do you shop on Etsy a lot? If so- what is one of your favorite stores?
I LOVE to shop on Etsy! I have a lot of great things that I've purchased. One of my favorite shops is Tinkerdot Designs. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/tinkerdotdesigns) We are in the process of moving into a new house and I absolutely cannot wait to have Jenni, the owner, design some items for my kids' rooms. I'm in love with the "Be You" canvas!

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Sweet Sugar Beet will give away this medium ruffle cosmetic bag to one lucky reader!
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To enter you must go to Sweet Sugar Beet and pick out your favorite item from the store. Then come back to our blog and leave us a comment. There is a list below of what you can do for additional entries, please leave a separate comment for each entry.

For addition entries:
-Add Sweet Sugar Beet to your favorites on Etsy
-Become a follower of Sweet Sugar Beet's blog
-Become a fan of Sweet Sugar Beet on Facebook www.facebook.com/sweetsugarbeet
-Become a follower of The Riplets
-Grab The Riplets button (top right column) and put it on your website or blog and leave us your web address
-Grab Sweet Sugar Beet's button (at the top of our blog on the right) and leave us your web address

We will be taking entries until Friday, April 2nd at 5pm. The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday, April 3rd. The winner will have until Monday, April 5th at 5pm to contact us to claim your prize. Good Luck!

38 comments:

  1. Love them all!! Love the Rosette Clutch in Cocoa Wallpaper!!!

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  2. I love them all but the Vintage Paisley cosmetic bag is my favorite.

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  3. Sweet Sugar Beet is one of my Etsy faves.

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  4. I have your button on my blog.
    http://tiarasandtrucks.blogspot.com/

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  5. I have SSB's button on my blog.
    http://tiarasandtrucks.blogspot.com/

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  6. I think all the bags are adorable but I really like the Vintage Paisley cosmetic bag.

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  7. I made Sweet Sugar Beet one of my Etsy Favorites.

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  8. I love the Play Dot Lagoon - Flat Wallet Clutch!

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  9. I added Sweet Sugar Beet to my favorites on Etsy

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  10. I love it all. I like the Vintage Paisley the best.

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  11. my fave happens to be the brown sway ruffle bag!

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  12. I love the rosette clutch! Super cute

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  13. She is already a favorite on Etsy

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  14. I can't pick a fav, they are all so great. Love the bright fun colors and patterns of her fabric.

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  15. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  16. I'm now a fan of SSB of fb.

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  17. I love the Far Out Floral Cosmetic bag. So cute!

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  18. I added her store as a favorite on etsy.

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  19. I think I like the Farout Floral Medium Cosmetic Bag the best.

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  20. I like the farout floral card holder.

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  21. I'm a fan of sweet sugar beet on facebook.

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  22. I'm a follower of sweet sugar beets blog.

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  23. I added your button to my blog.
    www.davmel.blogspot.com

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  24. I added sweet sugar beets button to my blog.
    www.davmel.blogspot.com

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