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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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Day 2 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 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Today, we’re giving away THREE all-natural Christmas soaps and a loofah from Terra&Body! These soaps sound amazing and my good friend, Natalie from iloveyoulikeyou jewelry, raves about the soaps she got! I can’t wait to get my hands on some…literally!The Hen House Coop 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2012 - Day 2
We also announced the winner of the Day 1 giveaway! One lucky winner is going to get a Grey Tabby Christmas stocking! Is it you? Check back every day for a list of the winners: http://www.thehenhousecoop.com/winners

Have fun!!

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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:
Downtown Anaheim Tree Lighting 20012 - The Grey Tabby BoothDowntown Anaheim Tree Lighting 20012 - The Grey Tabby BoothDowntown Anaheim Tree Lighting 20012 - The Grey Tabby BoothDowntown Anaheim Tree Lighting 20012 - The Grey Tabby BoothDowntown Anaheim Tree Lighting 20012 - The Grey Tabby Booth

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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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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Fall is Here and So is a Cute Giveaway!

Fall is Here!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I love pumpkins, cool weather, mustard yellow, pumpkin orange & sienna red colors, when the trees start to change colors, Thanksgiving feasts (yes I said FEASTS… plural!), crafty Halloween goodies; you name it, I love it. While the weather doesn’t get as cool as I’d like it to here in Southern California, I still appreciate it when we’re not having 90 degree temperatures and we can actually bring out our sweaters and hot coffee.

Here are a few fall items I’ve been enjoying so far:

Fall Nail Polish by Sinful Colors - Big Daddy & Pull Over

Nail polish by Sinful Colors: Big Daddy and Pull Over.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the (mis)adventures I went through to find that mustard yellow polish. Totally worth it! LOVE it!

Pumpkin Spice K-Cups by Green Mountain Coffee

Oh my! I was so excited to see these were on the shelves at Target. I almost bought 4 packs but I could hear my husband in my ear: “You don’t NEED 4 boxes! Put them back!” Men. Psh. They don’t understand.

Chocolate Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting, and Pumpkin Puree: Fall baking is here!

Now I know chocolate cake isn’t necessarily fall-ish but baking is! I’ll be baking my little toosh off this fall and I can’t wait! My favorite is pumpkin bread…and pumpkin cheesecake. And I’ll be trying pumpkin spice cake pops soon, too!

Starbucks - Venti Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Oh man. Every fall, I spend WAY too much money at Starbucks. I can’t resist. Their pumpkin spice lattes (hot or cold) are just way beyond yummy.

Cute Kitty Cat Mug - Perfect with Fall Colors!

Isn’t this mug super cute?? It has everything: a cute kitty cat, hearts, polka dots, stripes, fall colors, and it holds COFFEE! I adore it!

I loved that kitty mug so much! Even though the kitty isn’t a grey tabby like ChloBubs, I think it’s perfect for me. I loved it so much that I bought two and want to give my extra mug to a lucky reader…maybe you! All you need to do is comment below, telling me why you love fall.

The contest is open now and will end on Friday, September 28th at 11:59 Pacific Standard Time. I’ll select a random winner and announce it on Monday, October 1st. Good luck and happy fall!!


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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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Freebie Friday – To My Husband: A Printable Love Note Card

Happy Friday! The past couple of days have been oh-so-fun because Wednesday was my hubby’s 30th birthday. Yep, the big 3-0! We’ve had loads of fun so far and a lot more fun planned for this weekend. But I’ll post more about that next week so keep your eyes open for pics!

Now, let’s get to why I named this post Freebie Friday. It’s because I have a freebie for you guys! I made a birthday card for my husband and posted it on Instagram. My caption was “Handmade cards rule and store-bought cards drool.” That’s the truth, right?? :) Anyway, when I posted the card on Instagram, I got quite a response from my followers. So I decided to make it available as a free printable!
Freebie Printable Card - To My Husband: A Love Note Card
The card is blank on the inside so you can give it to your hubby for his birthday, your anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or you can stick it in his lunch box on a plain ol’ Tuesday before he leaves for work. You can download it here:
Free Printable - To My Husband: A Love Note Card

The file is a PDF and you’ll need Acrobat Reader to view it. You can print it on regular old card stock (8.5″ x 11″) without having to scale or shrink the image. Then, cut & fold along the lines. The finished size is A2 (5.5″ x 4.25″). Enjoy!

Fine print: this card is for personal use only. If you love it, share the link to it! But please don’t sell it. Thanks!!