Friday, November 18, 2011

GIVEAWAY from Simplistically Sassy!!

***This giveaway is now CLOSED***

Wow, do we have something great for you!!!

This is Kara: 

This is Kara ten years ago when she and Nancy were college roommates:

Kara is the creative crocheting genius behind the shop Simplistically Sassy, where she sells handmade hats, scarves, and other crocheted goodies.

Because Kara is so stinkin' awesome, she has agreed to host a GIVEAWAY for She Said!!
Before we get to all the details, let's learn a little more about Kara.

Hi friends!  My name is Kara from Simplistically Sassy. 
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 7 ½ years!  We have 5 kids. 
My oldest is Will, and he is 6 ½.  Then there is Kate, she’s 4 ¾, Spencer is 3 ½, Jack is 2, and Hannah is 10 months.  Yep, they are close, yep it’s always crazy at my house, and yep, I have my hands full (or something like that). 
It’s crazy and always fun at our house.  I even have the pleasure of potty training my 2 year old right now (I know you’re jealous).

Kara's cute family
Here few burning questions from the girls at She Said answered for your reading pleasure:

**When did you start crocheting? I learned to crochet fall semester of college 2003.  I didn’t really actually learn to crochet and follow a pattern and know the technicalities behind it until I was pregnant with my first daughter in 2006.

**What is you favorite thing you’ve made?  I think hands-down my girls' blessing dresses.  Maybe I’ll put them up on my blog for looks.  I’m not ready to committee to making/selling them quite yet.  They’re very time consuming. 

Blessing dress
**When do you find time to crochet?  I crochet during nap time if I have a little extra time.  Mostly it is done after the kids are in bed (we have a very strict 7 PM bedtime for 4/5 of my children, and strict 8 PM bedtime for the other 1/5).  My husband and I will watch movies or a tv show and I’ll just crochet all night long. 

**What made you decide to start an shop?  Oh man.  I don’t know.  I originally wanted to start one for blessing dresses, then decided to start smaller with hats.  Then I realized a blog would be even better because it’s free (Etsy has fees).  I just made it my goal to get it up and started this year, and was able to actually do it!  It’s awesome!

**How did you choose the name for your shop?  Lol!  Well, back in the day before I had kids or a husband, I worked one summer at a girls camp.  At this camp we’d have 13-14 year old girls up at camp from Monday morning-Friday afternoon, then the next week we’d get more girls.  Each counselor had a nickname we went by all week and the girls only knew us by that name until Friday morning when they finally learned our real name.  I was Sarsaparilla, AKA Sassy.  The Simplistically just came to mind eventually and wasn’t taken on Etsy.  It fits just right, though.

**What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?  Food, it’s got to be the mashed potatoes mixed with corn … they always MUST be beside one another on the plate so they can be eaten together.  Dessert type food, pumpkin pie no doubt. Love it!

**Who was your favorite college roommate?  Nancy asked this in gest, but she always knows the answer.  Nancy and I were freshman college roommates, and I have known Michelle just as long since they were such great friends, I eventually met Michelle as well.  Nancy already knows she was my favorite though, lol.

Okay, now for the GIVEAWAY!

Here's what you need to know:

She Said Giveaway Rules and Promo Information

*One lucky reader will win $25 credit towards any item + free shipping!!
*15% off will be given to any She Said readers the week of the giveaway.
-That means that you can go onto the website and take a gander at what you’d love to get.
-Click on the tab that says “Place an Order” at the top.
-In the comment section use the promo code SHESAID15 and you will get 15% off your order!!

How to Win:

*Go to and take a look around (there are tons of hats, so make sure to scroll ALL the way down to see everything)
and post a comment on THIS post and tell us what you would use your $25 credit towards.

Optional extra entries (1 entry for each):
**Make sure to leave a comment for each of the following that you do!**
*Like Simplistically Sassy on Facebook
*Follow Simplistically Sassy blog
*Like She Said on Facebook
EDITED: Become friends with She Said on Facebook.
(Sorry for the confusion!!!)
*Follow She Said blog

The fine print: Winner must contact She Said within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.  The winner is responsible for any dollar amount over $25, and will be responsible for $2 shipping costs when ordering more than the $25 credit covers (unless only 1 item is ordered, and that item is more than $25). 
All orders on the website using the discount need to be paid in full before order will be started and must pay using Paypal.

Entries will be accepted until midnight (Pacific time) on Thanksgiving.

The winner will be announced here on Black Friday!

Thanks, Kara!!
We love you!!



Carolyn said...

Ah, so fun! I love Kara and I love her hats! I would love one! :)

Amy van Dyk said...

I would love to use the 25 dollar credit towards a classic beanie with a flower for me :) I love Kara's hats and ordered some for my kiddos, but I haven't purchased one for me yet :)

Anne said...

I like the dino hat or the football little guy needs something manly. he he. All of her hats are adorable! :)

Jenny said...

I am officially following your site now. I totally want some cash towards the grinch stuff. I think my little (21 year old) sister would look so cute in it! I want to get it for her for Christmas.

Jenny said...

I didn't know how to "like" the she said facebook page, but I did send a friend request. Does that count?

Jenny said...

OK - I just became a follower on simplisticallysassy

Look at me go!

Jenny said...

So technically, I "liked" Kara's facebook page BEFORE the giveaway, so if you don't want to give me a 4th entry then I guess I'll suck it up with the three I got. :) But I really do want to get the grinch for my sister. She would be ADORABLE in it.

By the way, I like your blog, Nancy!

Anonymous said...

So I totally LOVE the ear warmer and the little girl hat so cute! Totally great site for gifts! for some reason it won't let me comment under my google account...this is Candace Johnson :)

Anonymous said...

I like her on facebook, Candace

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower of her blog now too! Candace

Nathaly Blalock said...

I would use my credit for a Rapunzel hat!

Nathaly Blalock said...

I "like" simplistically sassy. :)

Nathaly Blalock said...

Friend request to She Said has been sent.

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