Sunday, August 11, 2013

Featured Shop of the Week: Just for Littles

The featured shop this week is one of our awesome blog sponsors, Just for Littles. Owner Marella is a talented painter and creates wonderfully unique personalities for her pieces. Keep reading to learn more about her, and to enter to win a Just for Littles bank!

I started Just for Littles when I moved to Brooklyn two years ago, from a small town in the Pacific Northwest. It was a new city on a new coast, so I decided it was time to try something new in life! Crafting and painting had always been a hobby of mine and it always made me smile-I figured why not see if it makes others smile, too?

The most challenging aspect has been dividing my friends and family time from my work time. My creative juices often don't start flowing until after the sun goes down-just when people want to hang out and socialize. Often people don't understand when I need to stay home and work. "Don't you work from home? Can't you do that any time?" Technically, yes, but I have this idea NOW, so I need to do this NOW! But then I can feel like I'm missing out on fun activities. It is definitely a balancing act that I work on everyday.

Just for Littles aims to be as green and eco-friendly as possible! We recycle packaging materials whenever we can, use brushes with synthesized hair so no animal is objectified and nontoxic materials on all painted surfaces!

Favorite Ice Cream: Oreo
Favorite Way to Network: Facebook and Twitter
Favorite Founding Father: Benjamin Franklin
Favorite Food Type: Mexican
Favorite Baseball Team: Seattle Mariners
Favorite Book Series: The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella (I swear, she wrote about me!!)
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Tree: White Birch (we had one in front of my childhood home, and I loved it!)
Favorite Flower: Lilacs
Favorite Foot: My right foot

If you'd like to learn more fun facts about Marella & Just for Littles, read her blog post 25 Things You Didn't Know about Us! Plus, her interview with Daft Crafts about Handmade vs. Hobby Craft.

You can find Just for Littles online on Facebook, Twitter, Blog, & Storenvy. Fans can save 15% off their entire Just for Littles order with coupon code Violet15.

Marella is generously offering fans the chance to win this awesome Violet piggy bank, shipped free in the US. "Violet the piggy bank loves flowers, especially counting all the buds and petals in the garden. When she found out a Little was going to join in a Violets Buds giveaway, she excitedly volunteered-who'd be better than a violet flower loving Piggie? She hopes to go to a home full of lots of smiles and flowers (preferably violet ones!!)"

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Just for Littles on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 8/11/13 and ends at 8pm CDT on 8/17/13. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fine Print: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds and not to Facebook. Your information will not be sold. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. You may not reside in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India according to Facebook rules. International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items.
Want to have your business featured on Violet's Buds blog? Click here to fill out the application for Featured Shop of the Week. This program aimed to give fellow businesses added exposure, and to introduce our fans to your products!

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  1. I love the Hippie Teddy Bear Bank

  2. I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!! Each bank is cuter then the last one! The Violet Buds inspired one is DARLING!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥!!!

  3. I love them all, the piggy bank with the purple flowers stands out :) they are all soooo awesome!!!

  4. I really love the Elroy the Monster bank!

  5. I love both the piggy bank and Elroy!

  6. What a little cutie. My grand daughter would give her a great home.

  7. These are all so cute and my little granddaughter would love any one of them :)...fingers crossed and thank you for the opportunity to win one.

  8. I love the pirate treasure box and the hippie bear


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