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Exciting Giveaway – 12 Days of Christmas and 12 Days of Freebies!

Happy December, folks! Lots of exciting things are going on over here at the Grey Tabby! This last weekend, we set up a booth at the 18th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Anaheim and I gotta say, I had a BLAST! I got to meet a lot of great people that I’ve interacted with online (like Instagram) and ran into some old friends, too! I was also happy to see lots of people shopping locally for their Christmas gifts, too! It warms my heart to know that people love supporting handmade and small businesses!

Here are a few pictures of my set up:
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I loved it so much that I’m going to (hopefully) be a vendor at the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Markets. I’ll post more when I have the details but the markets are every Thursday afternoon. Anyway, I’m also going to be set up at a couple more shows this weekend. On Friday, December 7th, I’ll be in Long Beach for their “Let it Glow” First Friday. I’ll be set up in front of the Coffee Bean at 405 Atlantic Avenue. I’ll be there from 7pm – 10pm. You can RSVP on Facebook here.

I’ll also be set up on Sunday, December 9th from 1pm – 4pm at the Stella Luna Yoga Studio in Cypress, CA. The address is 9191 Valley View Street in Cypress. I hope to see you there!

Now onto the freebies!!!

As some of you may know, I belong to an AMAZING group of small business women. We’re called the Hen House Coop and we blog about everything under the sun: crafty projects, recipes, makeup, jewelry, business tips, etc. Right now, we’re hosting a FAB 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!
The Hen House Coop 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Every weekday, we’re giving away a new item. The prizes are handmade items from our shops and we also had some of our great friends donate handmade items from their shops, too! Today, I kicked off the giveaway with a free Christmas Stocking from my shop.The Hen House Coop 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2012 - Day 1

Head on over to the blog and enter! We’ll announce the lucky winner of the Christmas stocking tomorrow. And remember to keep checking every day for all the different prizes! www.TheHenHouseCoop.com Thanks for the support, friends!

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Anaheim Tree Lighting – Come Out & See Me!

The holidays are here! This is my favorite time of year. I love autumn & pumpkins (but I think I’ve told you enough about my obsession…) And I also love the Christmas season. Regardless of religious beliefs, to me, this time of year just means family, tradition, and lots of fun. I love spending time with my loved ones, buying a Christmas tree and decorating our house, yummy food (TAMALES!!), and giving my loved ones gifts.

Guess what? If you love all of the same things I do (and you’re in Southern California), you’re in luck! This Saturday (December 1st), there will be an awesome event in Downtown Anaheim where you can find all the things you’ll need to get ready for the holidays!

There will be a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, great food, great activities for your family (ice skating, train rides, face painting — just to name a few!), and lots of vendors selling handmade goodies so you can get your gift shopping done early! I’ll be there selling my Grey Tabby goodies and a good friend of mine, Sara, will be selling her crocheted goodies from her Bailes of Yarn shop. Come by, say hi, grab some great foods, pick up some great gifts, and have a blast!

Here are some of the items I’ll have available on Saturday:

The Grey Tabby Animal Print Earrings

The Grey Tabby Christmas Stockings

The Grey Tabby Skeleton Toile Tote Bag

The Grey Tabby Bow Clutch

The Grey Tabby Coffee Cozies

The Grey Tabby Knitted Bow Rings


And here’s a sneak peek of Sara’s items from Bailes of Yarn:

Bailes of Yarn Reindeer Antlers
(Vladimir the pup not included! Bummer, right??)

Bailes of Yarn Coffee Mug Sleeve

Bailes of Yarn Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Beanie

Be sure to stop by to say hi to both of us! We hope to see all of you!


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Small Business Saturday – Shop Locally & Support Handmade – A Roundup of My Favorite Shops

Happy Small Business Saturday!

Since I became a small business owner about a year & a half ago, my appreciation for handmade & local shops has grown tremendously. Today is a special day for all of us: It’s Small Business Saturday. The big corporations have Black Friday and their online partners have Cyber Monday. But we all need to remember to support our local shops by celebrating Small Business Saturday every year and all year round.

I’m offering a great deal in my shop:
The Grey Tabby's Small Business Saturday Sale

I hope you enjoy the sale! There are a lot of great stocking stuffer items available in the shop and, with this sale, you’ll save enough to be able to treat yourself to some goodies, too!

And, because I’ve made so many friends that have their own businesses too, I made a roundup list of some of their shops and their sales:

Save 20% using coupon code GET20

use coupon code: SATURDAY

save 20% using coupon code BLACKFRIDAY

Save 30% using code RLHDEALS30

Behind the Keyhole
Save 20% with code BLACKFRIDAY

Check out her shop for Cyber Monday deals!

Check out her Small Business Saturday discounted items!

Support Small Business AND Breast Cancer Awareness!

Use coupon code WELOVESMALLBUS. Hurry! Only the first 25 people get the discount!


I hope I didn’t miss anyone! I love these shops and the owners who run them. Happy Small Business Saturday everyone! Have fun shopping and always remember that we all appreciate your support!


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lil girl shop – Handmade Items and a Coupon Code!

A dear friend of mine, Jennifer, has an adorable Etsy shop (lil girl shop) and she’s currently having a sale to celebrate her daughter’s birthday!
lil girl shop - Birthday Celebration
Jen and I met through social networking about 2 or so years ago when we were both planning our weddings. We’ve gotten closer over the past few months since we started, along with a couple of other friends we met online, a network of small business entrepreneurs. I’ll get into more details on the group when our HUGE blog has its premier ;)

Anyway, Jen is such a sweetheart and sent me a few items a while back. Aren’t they cute? I absolutely love my mug rug (she picked the PERFECT colors/pattern for me!) and you can get your very own mug rug here.

Pillow, Mug Rug, Zipper Pouch, Glasses Necklace (LOVE! From Forever 21 I think), Business Card Holder, Pillow Case

Yikes! A messy table… I was too excited to clear the table when I got this cute wristlet in the mail from Jen!

A closeup of my mug rug & a Yogi tea quote. I love Yogi tea and I love my mug rug!

Be sure to check out her shop and use coupon code BIRTHDAY to save 40%. That’s a steal!

Oh & tell her the grey tabby sent you!