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Day 6 of the Hen House Coop’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Happy Monday, kitties!! Today we’re kickin off the SECOND week of the giveaway over at the Hen House Coop! I can’t believe how quickly that first week flew by. It was so awesome to see how many people entered and it’s exciting to see how much support we’ve gotten. On behalf of the rest of the chickies at the Coop, we thank you all!!

Today’s giveaway is pretty awesome. Our friend, Courtney from Sudsational, is giving away a great holiday package — 2 holiday soaps and a holiday sugar scrub. This would be a perfect gift for your loved one, mom, sister, aunt, niece, friend, or your friend at the Grey Tabby! No? Well, you can’t blame me for trying!

The Hen House Coop 12 Days of Giveaway 2012 - Day 6

You can enter the giveaway here (The Hen House Coop 12 Days of Giveaway 2012 – Day 6) and be sure to check the Winners page to see if you’re a winner! Don’t forget, there’s also another 6 days left so make sure you’re checking back every day for all the prizes (

Now onto some Grey Tabby news… Yesterday, I set up shop at a local yoga studio (Stella Luna Yoga) for a Handcrafted Artist Holiday Boutique. The turn-out was great and I had a blast! I’m tellin’ ya, I could really get used to craft fairs. I’ve always loved shopping at them but I love setting up my goodies even more! I’m hoping to do a few more shows so keep checking back for updates!
Handcrafted Artist Boutique - Stella Luna Yoga - 12-09-12



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Shop Local — Orange County Boutique Today!

Get some Christmas shopping done (or just spoil yourself!) and shop locally! I love supporting local handmade businesses and I hope you do, too! Today I’ll be setting up shop in Cypress and I hope to see you there!


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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,, 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:

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,, 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:

Have fun!!


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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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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!