Monday, November 7, 2011

A Very Special Giveaway!

Hey all! I guess I am on some sort of Giveaway Roll? But before I tell you the next AWESOME giveaway I am hosting, I am going to announce the Winner from my Halloween Giveaway.
The Winner Is...
Congrats Kara! Send me your info and I will get that over to you right away!


This is a special Giveaway to me because I am introducing you to a very cool Blogger/Etsy Shop Owner, my MOM! Yes that is right, my mom is the Blogger behind Reinventing the Ordinary. Where did you think I got all my writing skills from? She is the original creative mind in the family. And trust me when I say she is way more creative then me! For one thing, I can't craft myself out of a paper bag, and my mom can build or craft almost anything! So now is the time for you to learn a little more about Momma Mercado!

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your shop.
I guess to begin with I am a wife and mother.  I have 3 children … 2 boys and 1 girl (who you may know).  They are all grown up now and live in Southern California.  My oldest son and daughter-in-law have a 5 month old son, Parker, who I featured last week in Tuesday Loves. 

I’ve always loved DIY projects … mostly home improvement such as building waterfalls, barbecues, laying tile, and things of that nature.  I just this summer retired from teaching and found a renewed interest in creating new things and….lots of time now to do them.

My etsy shop is just a natural outlet for all the new projects and ideas I have been working on.  It will mainly be items for the home, but there may be some clothing in the future… and I will definitely be including my decorative crates and bedding for dogs.

2) What are some of your favorite color combinations?
Hmm, I guess one color I always am drawn to is red.  I like to combine it with a neutral such as khaki…but I’ve been drawn lately into mixing it with purple and yellow.
3) What inspired you to start blogging?
The first blog I read was yours … All Kinds of Complicated.  I was surprised how funny it was and how I enjoyed your writing.  I decided I have a kind of “irreverent “ or shall we say satirical humor that I thought would be fun to share.

4) What has been your favorite Craft to make so far?
As I said before, in the past I’ve done mainly building … but since becoming addicted to Pinterest, I’ve been inspired to try some other things. I think the Coffee Filter Lantern. has been my favorite so far.  I think it looks so soft and rich.
5) What do you think of your awesome blogging daughter?
Of course I am very proud of you.  I never realized how funny you were.  You’re my blogging guru.

6) What is your favorite item in your shop?
  I love some of my new wreaths … and I really like the dog crates, although they aren’t quite finished yet, but I’d have to say the Coffee Filter Lantern….

7) What inspires you daily to create?
At first it was Pinterest….which led me to blogging….which led me to so many creative people and ideas.  How could you not be inspired. 

8) What is your next on your To Do Craft List?
I have a plan to make a really ornate line of Doggy Crates...I want to incorporate my love of building materials…like crown molding, finials and ornate fabrics. 
9) What is you favorite thing about blogging?
I love sharing my experiences and projects…and there is usually a humorous facet to so many of the things I’ve done or gotten myself into.  I think I could fill a year of blogs just on my injuries alone.

10) What is the meaning of the name "Reinventing the Ordinary"?
I hate boring!  I’ve never been conservative in my style or actions.  I remember thinking I never wanted anyone to look at me and say …she must be a teacher.  I have an eclectic style and I like the UNEXPECTED.  I think it goes beyond just decorating or crafting … it’s kind of a life style and attitude.

So now that you know a little bit about my Mom and her FABULOUS Blog and Etsy Shop, you should definitely head on over to both and show her some love. She is returning the favor by offering to Giveaway one of her fabulous wreaths right here on my blog! Which wreath you ask? Well..

You Get a choice between...

The Burlap Bubble Wreath in Neutral...

...or Red!
These gorgeous Wreaths are PERFECT for the Holidays! Can't you imagine these beauties hanging on your door?? Well one lucky winner will get to choose their favorite color in this awesome Burlap Wreath! How do you win, you say? Well, I will tell you how!

Required Entry:
-You MUST be a Follower of Reinventing the Ordinary and All Kinds of Complicated to Enter. Leave a Comment telling us your favorite Item from the Reinventing Ordinary Etsy Shop!

Extra Entries:
-Follow Momma Mercado's Blog, Reinventing the Ordinary
- Follow me on Twitter (@ComplicatedKai)
- Follow Momma Mercado on Twitter (@Blmarket1)
-Tweet about this giveaway!
"@ComplicatedKai and @Blmarket1 are hosting a very festive Reinventing the Ordinary Giveaway!"
-Blog About this Giveaway (2 Entries)

Please leave Separate Comments for each Entry!

The Giveaway is only open to U.S. Residents! (Sorry those abroad!)



Olivia.Dee said...
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Olivia.Dee said...

of course i follow you both! and i REALLY love the ruffle paper lantern. I mean how could you not!?

Olivia.Dee said...

follow you on twitter!

Olivia.Dee said...

tweeted! twitted? oh heck... you get the idea! :)

Anna said...

I'm already a follower or BOTH your blogs and I totally want the bed burlap wreath.

Anna said...

I follow you on twitter.

Anna said...

I follow your Mama on Twitter, too!

Anna said...

I tweeted!!!!/Annabama/status/133644532620337152

wfayew said...

I follow both blogs! I am loving that burlap wreath. We decorate like crazy for the holidays and I think it needs to join the party.

Jamie said...

Hi Kai!
I'm now following you & your mom. Enter me into your drawing!!!!!

Fash Boulevard said...

Hey Love. In honor of my Birthday today I'm doing a major $150 gift card to my favorite jewelry designer's website. I hope you'll join. xo

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wfayew said...

I follow you on Twitter, of course!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I follow you and your Mom! (sounds like an insult! haha) I really like the romantic ruffle paper

Dearest Lou said...

Just found your blog so cute and what an awesome giveaway your mom is so talented! I'm follow you via GFC (;

I love the aged copper colored wired pendant light and the romantic ruffle paper light<3
& if I win you can reach me at ceciliabwarner(at)gmail(dot)com!

Dearest Lou said...

I'm now following you on twitter!

Dearest Lou said...

I tweeted about it (:!/dearestlou

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