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Day 3 of the Hen House Coop’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Be sure to head on over to my group blog’s site, thehenhousecoop.com, to enter for Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Today, we’re giving away an adorable set of pet reindeer antlers from Bailes of Yarn!

The Hen House Coop 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2012 - Day 3

Too bad Vladamir the pug isn’t included in the giveaway! Shucks!!

Aren’t they super cute?? I think ChloBubs, the Grey Tabby herself, would look awesome wearing a pair!

Also, the winners from Days 1 & 2 have been announced! Are you a lucky winner?? Check back every day for a list of the winners: http://www.thehenhousecoop.com/winners

Have fun!!

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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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Dia de los Muertos Giveaway

Hey precious little kitties! It’s been a few days since I’ve blogged but that’s only because I’ve been a busy crazy cat lady lately. Lots of great stuff is happening here over at the Grey Tabby and I’m excited to share it all with you! So the next few days, I’ll be poppin’ in, letting you know what’s goin’ on.

For now, I have an exciting giveaway to share! My good friend Natalie at & I are hosting a Day of the Dead giveaway on Instagram!

Day of the Dead Instagram Giveaway

The winner will receive a skull wristlet that I made and a skull bracelet that Natalie made. You can follow us on Instagram for all the details: @danielle_layla and @iloveyoulikeyou

Hurry and check it out! The contest ends on November 7th. Have fun and good luck!


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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!


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Free Kitchen Printables – Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Happy Monday! No, I’m not normally super happy & giddy on Mondays but today, I feel a little more sunshine-y because I have some goodies for you.

Last week, I was working on some wedding goodies for my wedding shop on Etsy. I was making an “Eat, Drink, and Be Married” design for a client and a light bulb went off. I should make something like this for our home! So, I decided to make some prints for our kitchen :)

Free Kitchen Printables from thegreytabby.com - Eat. Drink, and Be Merry

Sharing is caring so I decided to make these prints available as FREE downloads for all of you guys and gals!
Free Kitchen Printables - Eat, Drink, & Be Married

You can download the files by clicking on the pictures below. They’re all 8″ x 10″ PDFs and you’ll need Acrobat Reader to view them. You can print them on regular old card stock (8.5″ x 11″) without having to scale or shrink the images. Then, trim, frame, and, well, eat, drink, and be merry!

Free Kitchen Printables from thegreytabby.com - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Free Kitchen Printables from thegreytabby.com - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Free Kitchen Printables from thegreytabby.com - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Free Kitchen Printables from thegreytabby.com - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Fine print: these prints are for personal use only. If you love ’em, share the link to ’em! But please don’t sell them. Thanks!!


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I just stumbled upon this oh-so cute giveaway from Too Crewel: embroidered lyrics from the song Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. What I love most about it is that it isn’t the most commonly used lyric, “Home is wherever I’m with you.” So unique! I absolutely adore it and hope I can win this bad boy and hang it up in my office!

Too Crewel.

You know those songs that you literally feel like you can listen to over and over again, and never get sick of? The song Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is one of those songs to me. They have the best voices, and together they sound so perfect. I swear every time you listen to it you hear something new.

 Recently I, of course, decided to do an embroidery from the song including some of my favorite lyrics.

“Holey moley me oh-my, you’re the apple of my eye…”

(reverse)

And guess what, guys? I’m giving this piece away! I’m sad to part with it, but hey, I’ve always got the song!

Dates Open:
August 8, 2012-August 15, 2012
giveaway closed!

How to Enter:

  • Comment on this post with your email address (so I can contact you if you win!) and you’re favorite song (I’m always looking for new…

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Giveaway Winners!

Last week, I celebrated a huge sales milestone for my Etsy shops by hosting a giveaway, which included 3 prizes from my Grey Tabby Etsy shop. It had a big turnout and I’m SO grateful for the ongoing support I’ve been receiving!

Thank you to everyone who entered! I appreciate it and, if you didn’t win, don’t fret! I sense that I may be involved with a HUGE giveaway very soon!!

First Prize – Pink Leopard Bow Clutch – Winner: Haylie G.
Pink Leopard Bow Clutch

Second Prize – $10 Credit toward Grey Tabby shop – Winner: Gisela R.
2nd Prize

Third Prize – Pink Knit Bow Ring – Winner: Liz Z.

Congrats to all the winners! I’ll be contacting you via email in the morning for your shipping information. Thanks again!!