Monday, July 5, 2010

Evy's Tree Giveaway {July 5th - July 13th}

First let me give credit where credit is due.
It is all because of Mande that I discovered Evy's Tree.
So I thank you sweet Mande!

Evy's Tree, oh Evy's Tree, how I love.
The minute I saw what Amy was coming up with I was smitten.
Her items are just plain and simply GORGEOUS!
Anthropologie/J. Crew has nothing on her, I am just saying.

So I kinda stalked Amy, but she was totally cool with it.
I think it helps that I live clear across the country.


I asked Amy to share a bit about herself and Evy's Tree.

My name is Amy and I am a mom to two of the best little luvies on the planet, Jacob {Jake-3yrs} and Evelyn {Evy-1yrs}, and wife to an incredible guy, Brandon. Before I was a mom, I was a 4th grade public school teacher. My husband and I also serve as youth pastors at our local church, Christian Life Center in Stockton, CA.

I wear a lot of casual clothes, so therefore I am ADDICTED to hoodies, and have been for years: especially ones that I can dress up a little and not give off a sloppy look. I can be known to spend all my clothing $$ on ruffle-ly hoodies from Anthropologie {hehe}.

Last fall 2009, my parents took my little family and my sibling’s families on a trip to Florida. I DESPERATELY wanted to buy some new fun hoodies, but our budget just couldn’t afford it. I follow a blog called Made by Lex {www.madebylex.com}; it’s written by a mom my age who takes old clothes and refashions them or embellishes them to come up with these FAB new items. Although at the time I didn’t know how to sew {couldn’t even sew a button on} I borrowed my mom’s old sewing machine, and with 3 broken in hoodies from my closet, and about $20 of embellishments from Joann’s, I created what I call the original three hoodies: “The Rainbow”, “The Love”, and “The Hoot”. They were DARLING. I took them on our family vacation and got so many compliments. Of course, my three preteen nieces begged me to make them some, which I did for their Christmas gifts. Then my sister in law wanted one and I created, with some help with my mom in law, The Brilla, which has become my best seller.

After Christmas, I put pictures of them on my blog, got a great response and then decided to sell some through a paypal link and sold 15 hoodies in 30 minutes; my little business was born. That was January 5, 2010- not too long ago. After selling almost 100 hoodies off my blog, I decided to open my Etsy shop. We needed a name, so my son Jake came up with “Evy’s Tree”: Late one night he was watching me make The Hoot hoodie {which has an owl on it} and my daughter Evy has a tree in her room with an owl on it- he got so excited and asked me, “Mom, is that Evy’s Tree?”. It just seemed to fit.

Currently, Evy’s Tree has a flourishing shop on etsy and has a variety of hoodies and tees for men, women and children. I am constantly introducing new items, and some items are limited and/or one of a kind. I also sell wholesale to boutiques on the side. I am very thankful for my little business, it allows me to stay home with my children but yet tap into my creative side as well. I hope you enjoy my creations and come visit my shop soon!

xoxo





{just ordered this mini simple hoodie for Buggie in red to match school uniforms, TOO STINKIN CUTE!}

Now lets get down to the good stuff.
Amy is offering up winners choice of either a hoodie or tee!
Can I just say one word, JEALOUS.

Here is how you can enter {PLEASE oh pretty please one comment per entry!}:
1. Follow my blog, already a follower that totally counts.
2. Hop on over to Evy's Tree and lets here what you would pick if you won.
3. Follow Evy's Tree the blog and/or FB {Amy offers up exclusive deals on them, wink wink}
4. Blog, FB, and/or tweet about this giveaway {drop a link if possible}

US residents only.
Open until midnight on July 13th with a winner announced July 14th via random.org

124 comments:

Kelly O. said...

I'm a follower :)

Kelly O. said...

I'm liking Evy's Tree on FB

Kelly O. said...

I think I would need a mini ronnie for my son a mini simple hoodie for my daughter and a brilla for me!
Off to shop!

The Domestic Princess said...

I'm already a follower

The Domestic Princess said...

Wow, where have these clothes been all my life?

I'm in love with the simple hoodie

The Domestic Princess said...

I like Evy's Tree on FB

Cherry Blossoms said...

Love the lacy tee and I'm a new follower. I also have a giveaway going on right now on my blog!

The Domestic Princess said...

I tweeted about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/domesticprncs

subfertilefrugalista said...

First, I'm loving your blog! New follower and I can't wait to dig in!! But I am also in looove with Evy's Tree.

Subfertile Frugalista
subfertilefrugalista@gmail.com

subfertilefrugalista said...

I'd probably pick the mini simple hoodie...thought I feel like I'd have to buy something for myself too!

subfertilefrugalista@gmail.com

subfertilefrugalista said...

I follow Evy's Tree on FB.

subfertilefrugalista@gmail.com

subfertilefrugalista said...

Tweeted this giveaway!

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http://twitter.com/sf_frugalista/statuses/17829381706

A Wedding Story said...

Follower! elassiter13@gmail.com

Heather said...

I follow Amy on Facebook

Heather said...

I like the black brilla! fabulousfunfinds at yahoo.com

A Wedding Story said...

I love the red brilla hoodie!

A Wedding Story said...

Evy's Tree follower on FB!

kelli wetsel said...

I'm follwing you

kelli wetsel said...

Following evy's Tree blog

CourtneysMommy said...

Following your blog :)

CourtneysMommy said...

I have been saving up for the candy stripe brilla for my daughter, but others have beat me to it before I could get enough money. I also love the regular brilla. Hope I win! I have been eyeing her hoodies a looong time now. :) I guess you could say I'm stalking but from a distance. :)

Meredith said...

I already follow your fabulous Blog.

mere@jklobo.com

Meredith said...

I follow Evy's Tree Blog AND FB.

mere@jklobo.com

Meredith said...

Oh a Simple Hoodie for sure, I love love love that new style!

mere@jklobo.com

BriBedell said...

I love The Lacey Tee, I follow you already, I just like Evy's Tree on Facebook! I never win anything..and I am loving this etsy shop :)

Meredith said...

I made a tweet via MereShopsAlot
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Evy's Tree Giveaway over at this great Blog http://buggieandjellybean.blogspot.com/2010/07/evys-tree-giveaway-july-5th-july-13th.html

Christina@pluffmuddstudio said...

I would LOVE one of the the adorable ruffle t-shirts!

Christina@pluffmuddstudio said...

I am follower!

H is for Hillman said...

Follow
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julie said...

Wow! Great find Amy. Seriously, how cute!!! I am a follower!

julie said...

Now following Evy's Tree with great excitement!!

julie said...

I love the Simply Hoodie for both me and my daughter!!

the tichenor family said...

I love the red brilla hoodie-- although I think I need the simple hoodie in every single color! :)

the tichenor family said...

following evy's tree blog...

the tichenor family said...

I'm already a follower of your blog, love B&J!

the tichenor family said...

following Evy's Tree on FB!

susan said...

i'm a follower of this blog
susanerios at hotmail.com

susan said...

The Mini Brilla Tee
susanerios at hotmail.com

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

I adore "The Kate"

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

I follow your blog!

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

Became a new Evy's Tree fan on facebook.

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

I blogged about the giveaway at http://withjoycarey.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-score.html
Crossing my fingers.

Mande said...

Follower of your beautiful blog Amy!! xoxo

Mande said...

Follow Evy's Tree on the blog and on facebook!!

Mande said...

Love everything Evy's Tree so picking just one item is hard....right now I am in love with the stripe Brilla hoodie. It is so gorgeous!!

CourtneysMommy said...

following your blog :)

CourtneysMommy said...

I follow evy's tree blog and fb. :)

Amy{thosefunnylittlegirls} said...

follower

Amy{thosefunnylittlegirls} said...

I would choose the Grey Brilla

Mande said...

Blog post!! xo

(Left comments earlier, follower, fan, etc- sorry about blogger being down girlie).

Ashley said...

I love the Whimsy Hoodie! How fun! Thanks for sharing a wonderful giveaway!

Ashley said...

I follow your great blog!

Ashley said...

I am a blog follower of Evy's Tree and FB page!

Jenni said...

I am a new follower!!! Thanks Mande!

Jenni said...

LOVE the simple hoodie!

Jenni said...

I already LOVE Evy's Tree, the blog and have been a follower from the start!

Alisha said...

Already a follower of B&J

Alisha said...

Follow Evy's Tree

Alisha said...

I love her simple hoodie :)

Rachel said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Angie said...

I am a follower, and I LOVE hoodies too!

Simone Howell said...

Grey simple hoodie is FAB! That would be my pick!

Hespyhesp said...

Gorgeous! I want to learn how to do this! I'm a follower!

Hespyhesp said...

I heart the simple hoodie!

Hespyhesp said...

I am liking Evy's Tree on FB!

missy said...

I am a follower! =)

missy said...

i posted this to my blog!! :) http://-annegirl-.tumblr.com/

missy said...

i am a follower of Evy's Tree!!

missy said...

Black Brilla- Black Polka Dot ...that's my fave!! :)

LeAnn said...

I follow your blog

LeAnn said...

I love the brilla

LeAnn said...

Following EvyTrees blog!

Bree said...

I follow your blog!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I'm a follower! I would love a chance to win!

Kelly DeAnn said...

Following WOW GORGY CLOTHES!!!

Jennifer said...

Following your blog

Jennifer said...

I would love to have a mini simple hoodie for my daughter.

Stephanie C. said...

blog follower

Stephanie C. said...

facebook fan!

Stephanie C. said...

Hmm I love it all! Maybe the simple hoodie? Hard to choose!

Tiffany said...

Loyal Follower!!!

Tiffany said...

Hard to pick...LOVIN the lacey zip-up and tee!!

Tiffany said...

Liking EVY on FB!!

- Lindsy Weidner - said...

I am a follower! ;-)


IBLYNERD@yahoo.com

- Lindsy Weidner - said...

I would choose the lacey zip up in brown!! LOVE it!

- Lindsy Weidner - said...

I have been following Evy's Tree Blog since it opened and always will. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Amy's things!! ;-)

Nannette Davies said...

I am a follower and fan of Evy's Tree!

Nannette Davies said...

I would love the Brilla Stripe!

Nannette Davies said...

I am a follower of your blog! :o)

nanndavies07@aim.com

Nannette Davies said...

Just posted a link to your giveaway on my FB page!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oooh I would definitely pick The Simple Hoodie in Grey ~ too cute! :)

Manon A said...

Oohhh Ya!!!! Achors away for me, Please, please,please!!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Oh and I LOVE FOLLOWING;)

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Oh my goodness. What's not to love? Ruffles make everything beautiful!
I would probably pick the ruffle hoodie or mini ruffle hoodie:)
Thanks ladies!

Julia said...

follower!!

Julia said...

i follow Evy's Tree on facebook and her blog....she's so awesome!!

Julia said...

i would totally get the new anchor hoodie!! **love it**

Tina said...

love the black brilla! would have to pass up the adorable mini for one for me, i think!

Tina said...

following evy's tree too. loved her story of how the embellished hoodies got started!

Tina said...

following your blog. love the bright colors.

Henria O. said...

I like the The Lacey Zip Up - Black and the Mini Brilla in Black with polka dot ruffles!
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Henria O. said...

I'm a follower!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

I'm following Evy's Tree on FB!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

I'm following the Evy's Tree!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Scarlet Letters said...

Seriously, true love found with Evy's Tree! I would choose the The Red Brilla. So stinkin' cute! Following you, her and everything cute!

A Few of My Favorite Things said...

I follow your blog!

A Few of My Favorite Things said...

I like Evy's Tree on FB!

A Few of My Favorite Things said...

I would love the Black Brilla- Black Polka Dot hoodie. Adorable!

The Wilson's said...

I'm totally a follower:)

The Wilson's said...

I "like" on FB

The Wilson's said...

I'm a fan of the simple hoodie!

H is for Hillman said...

Love the mini hoodie! (I think my first entry may have been one of those that got lost??)

emily said...

would love a tee. i'm a follower!

Candice said...

I follow Evy's Tree on FB!

Candice said...

I would love a mini polka brilla!

Lamoniqueboutique said...

I am a follower/Fan/Customer/friend!!! I want a hoodie for MYSELF THIS TIME HEHEH

Dandelion Momma said...

I'm a new follower!

Dandelion Momma said...

I am following Evy's Tree Blog now!

Dandelion Momma said...

I want to live in the Simple Hoodie this fall. Probably start with grey so I could put cute bright tees under it. So glad that I now knokw about these!

The Sutherlands said...

So totally a follower! These are SUPER adorable!!!!!! Even if I don't win, I am purchasing at least one... LoL!!!

Thank you!

I would want the Black Brilla Hoodie... Medium! But I think I am going to order the Lacey Tee in Apricot too!

The Sutherlands said...

Facebook fan as well!!! Yay!

The Sutherlands said...

Following Evy's Tree Blog

Buckany said...

I'm a follower!

Buckany said...

Loving the simple hoodie!