Sunday, November 10, 2013

Featured Shop of the Week- Winter Solstice Dreams

I am pleased to announce this week's featured shop, Winter Solstice Dreams. I've had the opportunity to test Kim's products (read more here), and just received an order for holiday gifts! I Hope you enjoy her products as much as I do. Keep reading for an exclusive coupon code and chance to win!

I started Winter Solstice Dreams in 2010. I was a teacher and when my husband and I had our little girl, we decided that I should stay home with her. Since I can't NOT create things and be very social, I started up my business. It has grown at the same rate as she has and that is nothing short of fantastic.

I started on Etsy and now have my own site as well. I am also a vendor with Terrain, a division of Urban Outfitters, Inc. I love working with them. I also do farmers' markets, craft shows, art shows, and retail around the country.

I have been working with herbs, scents, and essential oils for over 15 years. I am launching new designs in linen and am very excited for this upcoming season. I have shipped around the globe and absolutely ADORE doing custom work. I am in the middle of designing a wedding order that will be heading to Canada this year.

When asked about the challenges of owning a small business, Kim said, "Not getting distracted!
Juggling plates; being everything to everyone. I have to design, manufacture, market, stitch, and make the coffee. However, since I get bored VERY easily, this is exactly where I am supposed to be!"

I love Twitter and Facebook as social media outlets. I am incredibly extrovert so when I can't talk (all. the. time) I can type and network too. My favorite color is purple. I am a serious coffee drinker. I mean SERIOUS. ((I do tea in the afternoon to be civilized). FALL FALL FALL! Is my favorite season. Winter is my next favorite! I like the cold. I love cats. Big and small.

I care about my work, customers, and their happiness. I believe in ethical business practice and treating others with love and respect. I would never sell, make, or create anything for YOU that I wouldn't give to my own family. Trust is key for me and I love what I do.

You can find Winter Solstice Dreams online at Facebook, website, Twitter, Etsy, blog, & Pinterest. All fans can save 10% in Winter Solstice Dreams Etsy shop with code ILOVEVIOLET10 .

Winter Solstice Dreams is generously offering one fan an organic lavender dryer sachet, with free shipping!

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Winter Solstice Dreams on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 11/10/13 and ends at 8pm CST on 11/16/13. 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. 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. Violet's Buds is not responsible for featured shops who do not follow through with prizes.
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!


  1. I love LOVE LOVE her shop!!! It is eye candy for the dreams of relaxation and sleep!!! For this Mom those two things are rare - I travel through her shop photos and aaahhhh calm fills my heart and I want it all!!! Her dryer sachets are A-mazing!

  2. I adore Kim and her shop! I exclusively use her dryer sachets for our laundry, and Kim is always going above and beyond with her exemplary customer service!

  3. I am new to her shop but I love the laundry sachets! My husband is a machinist and my clothes even though I was seperatly always smell of oil! Going to buy some for christmas for myself!!!! Thank you!

  4. I got a sample sachet that I use in my drawer and loooove the smell. But now I'm really thinking I need a dryer sachet!

  5. I've heard nothing but awesome things about this shop. I can't wait to try her products!

  6. Her shop is really gorgeous! My, I fall in love with each one of them but this Chickadee Sachet - Organic Lavender or Maine Balsam Fir - French Lavender Sachet is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win :-)


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