Monday, November 16, 2009

Oh Sweet Joy Etsy Shop

Over at Heather's blog Sit a Spell, (Heather had the coupon class) she has been talking about knowing where your food and where your products come from (clothes, gifts, etc.)

Well she found an Etsy shop named Oh Sweet Joy that helps not only supply low cost gifts, but also helps others!

Kim, the creator, donates 20% of what she makes off of her products to Compassion International and Love 146.

From Kim:

"I started oh, sweet joy when I needed a break from apparel. I've worked retail for years and refurbished vintage t-shirts for a while, as well. I lost my retail job in early September and started nannying for a family in town. One of the boys, Ollie, had a birthday coming up, and I wanted to make him something unique. I bought some eco-felt, grabbed some of my designer fabric scraps and went to town on a cute little owl. I loved making the little owl, so I kept making more and sold a few at a local art studio tour. Little did I know the Lord had bigger plans for this little project.

I took everything out of one etsy shop and opened another with a new focus. My husband has been encouraging me to be more focused and gospel centered in every endeavor. I couldn't really figure out what that meant until I searched my heart and the Lord revealed and reminded me what He has created me for and what I am passionate about. It took me a while to figure everything out, but the Lord has laid on my heart to bring joy into homes by using my gifts and talents to further the Kingdom and bring children hope (as silly as it owl at a time).

One way I am accomplishing this is donating a percentage of all sales to Compassion International and Love 146. 20% of everything I make (after etsy & paypal take their generous cuts haha) will go to truly make a difference in children's lives. I couldn't be more excited about this effort, and I am so thankful that the Lord has changed my selfish heart. He has turned something that started as me wanting to make some extra spending money to something that is so much bigger than myself. He is faithful."

I love her owls! They are adorable! She also sells headbands, they are really cute too!

So if you need an idea for someone for Christmas I definitely recommend going and checking out Oh Sweet Joy! The prices are really good for the quality you recieve! The owl pictured above is only $12! Kim includes what is included in her products in the description, all of it is environmentally friendly and not harmful to little ones.  Plus right now if you buy 2 items, shipping is FREE! :D Just let her know that you want your order grouped together!

You can even order a cute owl family for $25! Which I think is so cute!

Right now  over at Heather's blog there is a giveaway where you can win the "Ollie" owl in the top picture (or the one in the middle of the family pic)

Here is what you do:
To enter the giveaway you need to have a US shipping address. The winner will be announced next Monday, November 23. There are many ways to enter and you can have up to 6 entries per person.

1. If you browse Oh Sweet Joy you can come back here and leave your name in a comment and say "I browsed".

2. Tweet about Oh Sweet Joy and then leave a comment telling us you did.

3. Become a fan of Oh Sweet Joy on Facebook then leave a comment telling us you're now a Facebook fan. Go here to become a fan.

4. If you post about this giveaway on Facebook, leave a comment telling us you did so..

5. If you post about Oh Sweet Joy and this give away on your blog you can leave your name in a comment with your blog address.

6. If you have an Etsy account and you "favorite" or "heart" Oh Sweet Joy then you can also leave a comment letting us know.

Here is the blog you need to comment on:

I really love that Heather is helping me be informed.  I like finding companies, or people who create products which I can buy and know where they came from, and know that it benefited the person who made it!

Have a beautiful and sunny day! Enjoy this amazing weather! :)

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