Tuesday, January 25, 2011

GIVEAWAY!!!! Beautiful handmade scarf from Scarves by Chanin

Okay...so I live in California and it hardly ever gets cold enough to wear a scarf. But I LOVE these scarves SO MUCH that I own one...that's right, I own one. My house is wood flooring and it gets really cold in here so I will wear it inside. AND a lot of English people will be jealous when I wear it in England next month!!!

These scarves are amazing...they are handmade and truly one of a kind! Chanin uses vintage buttons from the 1920's to the 1960's and when you buy one of her scarves, rest assured you will have the ONLY one like yours!!! Not only that, but they button around you so they stay put and it's SO CUTE! yayayay!!!

So what can you win?

I'm talking about a fantastic scarf in a beautiful army green color with old military buttons. This scarf was made inspired by her brother, Ian who is currently serving in the Army!!! This is a scarf you want if you support our troops (which everyone should :) and a fabulous accessory for your winter and spring outfits!----$60.00 value!!!

So how do you win!?


1. Go to the Scarves by Chanin etsy page and come back and leave a comment saying which color you would like to see or which scarf you love best!

2. Go become a fan on Scarves by Chanin's facebook fan page! Make sure to say hello!!!

3. Post this giveaway on your blog/facebook/twitter or all of the above! Let us know the link here :)

This giveaway ends on Friday so tell everyone you can!!!



Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Year of the DOUGHNUT continues!

So I realized 2 things today...

1. I didn't really EXPLAIN what the year of the doughnut means in detail.

2. There actually IS a reason that I eat, sleep and breathe doughnuts!

I don't eat as many as you think...really. lol. I mainly maintain a high level of quality control and because I am still small, I CAN DO THIS! But you know what? I don't know how I would feel if I didn't get to interact with every single client I have!!!


This year is all about the doughnut. ALL ABOUT IT! I still love cupcakes and cake pops and I have TOTAL respect for everyone that makes them and makes a living off of making them but I am going to do EVERYTHING I can to ensure that baked doughnuts make their way into thousands of peoples bellies!! Yum yum yum!

So my first step? I need a mascot. AND I need a tagline. Like "we doughnut tell a lie". LOL. See why I don't make up my own? :)

So I thought maybe it would be fun to do a little competition...A mascot and tag line competition. I know, some people think I do too many competitions but I like to do fun stuff and get my awesome friends involved and well, you guys rock more than I do. SO THERE!

I have so many awesome friends who can do design stuff (that I have no clue about) and they are good at what they do and quick too so I thought what better way to show off you guys and what you can do!?

So here are the deets:

1. It needs to have pink SOMEWHERE. Sprinkles or no sprinkles, that is totally up to you. ;)

2. It should be able to be used for elegant events like weddings too.

3. The tagline should be short and sweet. :)

The rules:

1. Pink!

2. Each lovely contender can submit up to 3 different designs/taglines.

There are 2 rounds of this competition:

Round 1: You submit to me and I choose my top 3-5 (before Sunday, January 23rd.)
Round 2: I post the top choices here on my blog and my friends and fans will vote on them!

The winner gets:

- 5 dozen doughnuts in March
- 5 dozen doughnuts in September (you can switch the months if you need)

$100 value

-Your design will get a write up on my blog with all your information.
-Your design will be on my blog, my website, my etsy, my twitter, paper goods and promotional items.

And maybe some other fun stuff I decide to throw in along the way! :)

So Round ONE starts NOW and ends next Sunday, the 23rd!!

Please email all round one submissions to info@doughadeer.com

I can't wait!!!! :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The year of the doughnut begins!!!

I used to not be so positive about everything but I realized it's way more wonderful of a feeling to be positive about stuff.

Make this YOUR year...take January 1st, 2011 as a clean slate and write out whatever you want. It's YOUR slate! This year is going to be the year of the doughnut for me. What is it going to be for you?

Before I started this business I had never worked so hard on anything in my entire life. NOTHING. I always did everything just as it needed to be done. Now, I see what needs to be done and I do triple that. Why? Because I am not going to get anywhere if I don't push myself and push my business. I'm not going to be original forever so I need to get my logo imprinted on as many minds as I can before there is competition. I will be THE original doughnut favors BUT will I always be the one EVERYONE who needs doughnuts goes to? No! Is that okay? YES!

I'm not trying to make millions, I am trying to be me and put smiles on people's faces! I am trying to love what I do...and I DO! Do you?

So I am starting this year right with a bunch of inspiration quotes that have helped me...and they'll help you! And every time I read them it's like my heart is pumping it's fist (if it had one) in the air and yelling "YEAHHHHHHHHHHH, let's do it!!!" No, i'm not talking about the jersey fist pump!

So here they are, enjoy and enjoy your year of the ________________!!!!

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. "

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

"Success is falling nine times and getting up ten."