Monday, July 16, 2012

An Interview with Sara Duckett along with a $600.00 Gift Card to Sadie Olive Giveaway



Hello!
I hope you are all enjoying your week!!
Today I wanted to share an interview with the sweet and talented Sara Duckett of Sadie Olive with you....And she is rather gorgeous as you can see : ) I am in love with Sara's unique beautiful style....
I will also be giving away a 600.00 gift certificate to Sadie Olive... 
The winner will be allowed to use the gift certificate on design services or it can be used in Sara's shop....
Giveaway details will be at the bottom of the post.
Sara designed my shop website as well as my blog....
I can't tell you how happy I was with how everything turned out, I love Sara's work and highly recommend Sara's design services....
Sara truly is an inspiration to me in so many ways, that is why I am so excited to share her inspiring interview with all of you today... I hope you enjoy the interview and don't forget to sign up for the 600.00 Sadie Olive gift certificate giveaway if you wish to do so.



Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to start your design business, Sadie Olive.

 I was always inspired by the small boutiques my mom and I used to frequent to buy home décor and knick knacks while growing up. I often dreamt of owning my own shop and imagined how much fun it would be to purchase inventory and stage the products that I sold. One weekend in 2007 I was reading a magazine about women entrepreneurs and I was literally compelled to jump up and make a go of it. I decided an online shop was the easiest way to start, so I filled for a business license, registered a domain name and the rest is history. It was supposed to start as a part time venture, while I worked full time in the mortgage industry, but a few short months after I started the business, I was laid off from my underwriting job. I was devestated thinking I had to give up on my dream, but after I was unable to secure another full time job, I started offering design work to my blog readers. Much to my surprise and delight, several of them hired me to help with their own blogs and soon I had fairly steady stream of clients coming my way.


 I love the name Sadie Olive, is their a story behind the name of your business? 
 Sadie Olive is the name Josh and I picked for a future daughter while we were struggling with infertility. When I started my business, I was terribly depressed, and the business was a perfect distraction from all of that heartache. I thought it was fitting that I use the name for my new venture. 

Sara and Josh recently adopted a beautiful baby boy named Finn.

What type of design work do you specialize in? 
I specialize in blog and template design for small business owners like myself. 
(You can read more about Sara's website and Template Designs here)
(You can read more about Sara's blog designs here)
(You can read more about Sara's design packages here)


On an average how long does it take to have a website built such as an online shop? 
 About a week. Most of my clients with online shops use a ready made site from Pappashop.com, the website and shaping cart are already built in and ready to use when I start my "design" process. So my job is to style the site and create a look that reflects the business and the owners message and personality. All of my designs are custom made for each client. 

I will send a series of questions over along with instructions for signing up for their website. I usually ask for color preferences, font choices, and design notes on anything specific they might want. Then I will use those notes to create a first draft and let them critique the design. And once I received their comments, I will use those notes to make revisions until we get the site just right. 




You also have an online shop, can you tell us a little bit about your shop? 
 I have some retail products that I stock in my main shop on sadieolive.com. I mostly sell linens, small home décor and some paper goods. 


It's just a small collection of items that I hand pick to keep in stock. Our Etsy shop focuses on vintage home décor and accessories. 
  You also have an etsy shop, what are the benefits to selling on etsy and what are the benefits to selling on your own website? 
 My main shop is really just new items, while the Etsy shop is all vintage. (Although some of the linens that we sell, do appear on both sites, as they are made from vintage fabric). I find Etsy is great for selling vintage. I love that there are always people on Etsy searching for vintage items, so I am able to reach some of those people just by being a seller there. Of course, with Etsy you do pay fees for each transaction, and with your own website you do not. However, the amount of money you can spend just trying to drive traffic to your own website is far more than any fees you pay to Etsy. With your own website, you can obviously customize much more than you can on Etsy. Like the size of your images, the layout, the categories, and more. 

 How do you keep from getting burned out creatively with all that you?
I get burned out ALL the time. But I try to switch my focus from one job to another when I get too burnt out. For example, I will focus on my photography or my vintage shop when I am tired of design work, and vice versa. 


 Do you have a favorite place you like to go to for inspiration? 
Etsy is a big source of inspiration for me, as are blogs and magazines. I find inspiration all over really, other websites, at Anthropology, from a business card or a photograph. It doesn't take much to get my creative juices flowing.


Thank you Sara for taking the time out of your busy day to do the interview!

Now for the giveaway information!
One lucky winner will receive a $600.00 gift certificate to Sadie Olive.com 
The winner will be allowed to use their gift certificate on design services and or 
can be used in Sara's online shop...
The winner will be chosen by random.org
The giveaway will end at midnight on July 24th.

Giveaway Rules!

1. All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is a leave a comment stating how you would use 
your 600.00 gift certificate to Sadie Olive if you were to win....

OPTIONAL
If you would like to receive additional entries.....
(in order for additional entries to count please leave a separate comment for each additional entry)
2. Share the giveaway on your blog (optional)
3. Post the giveaway on facebook (optional)
4. Post about the giveaway on Twitter (optional)
5. Post about the giveaway on Pinterest (optional)

Thank you Sara!

Take Care,
Maria

549 comments:

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Lindsay B said...

What a lovely shop! I would start with the cast iron urn and then go from there! I love it all.

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

What a fabulous giveaway.

1. Please enter me in this fantastice giveaway, I think if I won I would go crazy with the linens but I do love the carpet bag too.

2. I am posting your giveaway on my blog right now!

Pam said...

I have followed Sara for such a long time-her talent is so inspiring, but I identified so much with her personal struggles, and being an adoptive mom myself, rejoiced when they were able to adopt their precious baby boy. Choosing what to spend such a generous amount on would be soo difficult-blessings and continuing success to you both!

Recycled Rita said...

Oh my goodness! what a special giveaway! I have been reading Sarahs blog for a few years now and am so excited about them bringing Finn into their family!
I would loooove the carpet bag and the gardeners wire wall thingie! and then I would love to shop some more! Thanks for the opportunity!
karen....

B. Redd said...

Have enjoyed wishing when visiting Sadie Olive site. Just love the clean freshness it brings. Love the linens, but I could go crazy if winning the giveaway!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

Mary said...

What an incredibly giveaway, and gracious interview! If I won the giveaway, I would get a lot of linens (new kitchen towels would be amazing) and some of the gorgeous wire baskets. Thanks, Maria and Sara!

Decayed Elegance said...

Wow!!!! What an incredible giveaway....I love the vintage French sign, the vintage wicker basket, linens,....and the list goes on!

Linden Townhouse said...

What lovely photos Sara has taken and what a generous giveaway. I would definitely go to her Etsy shop and look at the linens--lots of linens! Also, any ironstone she might have at the time. Thanks for the chance!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I created a sweet tweet at:

https://twitter.com/DecorToAdore

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It is now on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/DecorToAdoreblog

Jenny said...

Wow, this is huge! I would use the gc for design help for my blog and/or etsy shop.

molly said...

I would love the carpet bag so much. The pictures are so beautiful and the shop is great.
Lovely hugs
I´m happy to take part.
Lovely hugs
Molly

Sandy A said...

Oh, my goodness--this is the most amazing give away! We moved into a new house in a new state just a few months ago, and this would help in making it our Home. From the kitchen to the bedroom and bath and everywhere in between we could add beautiful touches to our decor...

Amy J. said...

i would probably spend the $$ on her vintage etsy shop items.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have long admired Sadie Olive's blog designs. As I could really use the makeover my fingers are tightly crossed with hope and prayer. :)

Melaine Thompson said...

Ok u win the award for the best giveaway ever!!! I would spend every single cent in her shop!!!!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh my! What a wonderful GiveAway!
I would love to be included in on your gifting, I also enjoyed hearing about your journey that brought you to your online business :) thank you for sharing.

Xx
Dore

Anne said...

What an amazing giveaway!! I would use this to re-design my blog page.Thank you for the opportunity!
((Hugs))
Anne

Auntie Cake said...

Oh my! Simply AMAZING! I am in love with everything she does. I'd use the GC in her dreamy shop. I have my eye on the linens, and the grain sack towel, and the baskets. It's all wonderful! Thanks!

Jaclyn said...

I would love to purchase some furniture for my dining room area.

Auntie Cake said...

Pinned about it! Thanks!

Anne said...

I just posted this to my facebook page.
whitelacecottage
Anne

stefanie said...

she is beautiful, and I love her blog!! and her shops, I have followed her for awhile and am always drooling over her linens, I would love to have some to decorate my home with, thanks so much.

Cameo said...

I would LOVE for Sara to help redesign my blog and perhaps add a small online store :)

Nachtfalter said...

I like the Owl Paperweight, the Cigar Box Scrap Kit and the Plume Pen... there are many sweet things.

Fränzi

summersoul said...

Such a good interview! She is inspiring. If I won this giveaway, I would use her design services to help me redesign my blog. Thanks for the chance.


Take care
MC

Mimi said...

Everything you have is so Darling..... So it wouldn't matter what I got it would all be wonderful in my home <3 you have a wonderful Blog and Sara did an Awsome Job !

summersoul said...

posted on FB :)

MC

Seema said...

I've been wanting to redecorate my room for a while. I would buy some duvet covers, linens, and loads of decorations to brighten my room up.

seemashafei@yahoo.com

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

What a great interview, Maria!
I love her style. And yours! :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Rita said...

Maria, what a beautiful artist Sadie is. Thank you for sharing her life and work with us. I would love to have my blog designed by her,if I win! Ciao Rita

Heather said...

I will be using the 600 in her shop since I live so far away! What an amazing woman!

Jen Kershner said...

I can't believe how long ago Sara started her shop. It seems like yesterday. I've always loved her style. I think I might use the winnings to redesign my blog which I desperately want to do, but I don't have the extra money to pay someone or the knowledge to do myself!

Michy said...

I announce gladly to this marvellous giveaway !!I like runner and grain sack .
Thanks you

Susie from Bienvenue said...

You two are on the top of my favorites list. I love your style and grace. Keep up the beautiful work you two!

Ericka said...

I would love to use the $600 gift certificate in helping my new business in some way. Maybe a little treat for myself from the shop too!

ericka.allin@gmail.com

Brittney Rodriguez said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Maria! Were I to win this amazing gift certificate, I would most certainly go to work carefully picking a choosing the perfect home accents to warm up my home. SadieOlive.com certainly has plenty of wonderful options which would be perfect for helping me to build a home out of my new house!
Keep up the great work, love your style and blog!

The Cottage Wren said...

Oh, this is tough.. I've always loved Sara's store.. but, I would probably venture toward website design as I have an online shop and appreciate the subtleness of Sara's design.

Sarah Lynne said...

I would love to win! I would use it to redesign my blog!

Jenny D said...

Good Morning! I own a small business as well and if I were selected as the winner, I would use Sara's design skills/services. I already have a website that I love, but I think she might be able to help me with a postcard or an ad!

Thx so much,

Jennifer
www.clementineshop.com

Jenny D said...

I've just shared this giveaway on my FaceBook Wall as well...

Jennifer
www.clementineshop.com

Kelly said...

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! I've been a fan of Sadie Olive's blog for many years. I would probably utilize her blog design service for a makeover and maybe some home decor items from her shop. I love her style! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Mrs. Sutton said...

What a magnificent shop and what a wonderful giveaway! Although the choice is beyond fabulous, If forced to narrow it down, I would have to indulge in some of the beautiful linens. The grain sacks are simply breathtaking - I love their rusticity.

Thanks for a great interview and a wonderfully generous giveaway,
Paula xxx

Lisa said...

Love Sadie Olive! Blog and shop so beautiful!

Great giveaway!

Gina said...

I've always loved Sara's style since I found her blog. I would use the gc in her shop for vintage treasures. The linens especially are lovely. ;)

Gina said...

I shared it on Pinterest as well. :)

Heidi said...

I would start with the owl paperweights and then the vintage gold leaf earrings. You have a beautiful shop, lovely story, and God Bless your wonderful family!

redmittens.com said...

I've been a follower of the Sadie Olive store for years! I've even ordered a few things. I think I might take the plunge and have Sarah do some website work for me.

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Thanks Maria for hosting this great giveaway!!!

I think I would use it to amp up my blog. I feel like I am getting a bit stale right now and a blog face lift would be perfect. However, she does have a lot of great things in her shop so it might be a toss up! You never know...
xo~Cheryl

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Posted the giveaway on my Etsy shop, My Soulful Homes, FB page!!!
Thanks

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Wow, there are so many beautiful things in her shop and on her site. I suppose I would start with the corduroy bag! Thank you for the contest!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i tweeted here: https://twitter.com/in_the_hammock/status/224894641248550914

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Announced the giveaway on my blog!!!!

Darcy said...

I love it! I would use it to revamp my tired website and I would love to start my own blog!

Ashley said...

I would be delighted if you could enter me in the giveaway =) If I won, I would definitely use it for her shop...I could use some new decor to freshen things up a bit....Thanks Maria and Sara! Xo, Ashley

elizabeth said...

Fabulous giveaway...overwhelmed with dreams of what I'd do if I won!

elizabeth said...

I put the giveaway on Pinterest!

Jennifer Alexander said...

Linens and baskets would be nice. Just something new to breathe life into my home.

Thanks for the AMAZING giveaway!!!

Jessica said...

I would LOVE to be entered into this giveaway! my Hubby and I are getting ready to get our first place and I LOVE vintage decor. I am also working on starting my own business right now...I would love to work with a professional to design a website! Pick me!!!!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Maria,
I loved this post on Sara! She is such a huge inspiration!!
And what a super generous giveaway!!~
If I won the giveaway, I would use it towards my own website. I have been wanting something professional and tailored specifically towards my style. And her web designs are fantastic!!~
Thanks so much to you both for this amazing opportunity!
Have a beautiful week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

b.ellen said...

oh wow ! I have loved her style for a long while now! I am drawn to so many of the linens, beautiful carpet bag, and blog banner.

licha20 said...

i would....shop...shop...shop!!
Thats all there is to it!! :D

Thank you
epintoratcoxdotnet

Samantha said...

Oooh what a great giveaway! I would definitely use the giftcard to spruce up my blog. I also love the wire nesting basket from her store. Lets face it, I would love anything from her store. It would be so hard to pick just a few things!

sammie.lambie@ymail.com

Shannon said...

Sara's blog is one of the very first blogs I fell in love with. Her eye for vintage design and her home is amazing. It would be hard to decide which I would choose to spend my $600on. I am just getting ready to start an etsy shop up so maybe buying some of her goodies from one of her shops might be a better choice for now.
Thanks Maria for a great interview with her!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Maria,
I just added your giveaway to my blog sidebar.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Blessed Serendipity said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway. There are so many lovely things I have my eye on like that square ticket display or the grain sacks. I know I would have no problem finding something I would love. Her shop is filled with wonderful things.

Danielle

Michele said...

Hi, What a blessing, thank you, and If I was picked, I would feel blessed to be able to select items from her Antiquity etsy store, such as the vintage wicker basket, or and carved angel floor board. It would be fun to add some vintage items to my home.

Thanks again
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

I just tweeted your giveaway.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

I just posted your giveaway on my Facebook page.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

I just pinned your giveaway.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Kristin said...

sara has been such an inspiration to me for quite awhile now..her etsy store is always stocked with pure beauty! this was an amazing interview, good job ladies! :0)

xo
kristin
faded prairie

Anna said...

Wow- great interview and great giveaway! With $600 I would seriously raid her online shop- starting with the carpet bag.

XO,
Anna

Beth said...

I love Sara's style and would be thrilled to win this giveaway. I would probably use the gift card on various vintage items. If I do start my own blog, however, I would definitely use her services. Thanks for hosting this. As always, I am inspired by your blog and beautiful photography. My contact info is bwrawling at gmail.com

Blessings,
Beth

bobbie said...

I think the first things I would look at would be vintages textiles, then for things unusual ~
Thanks!

Jody said...

I love Sara's work & would use the certificate in her vintage shop. Thanks for the chance to enter this amazing give away!

Chickie said...

Sadie olive is wonderful in many ways. So much inspiration in her words.I love her shop. So much wonderful finds.I would love to be a part of the drawing, have a beautiful and creative day to both of you...Chickie

victoria said...

Love Sadie and now viewing your blog...love your style too!

I would use the 600.00 for design services... from Sadie...creating a new sweet and chic blog design...please enter me for this fantastic give away... and thank you.

P.S. I will now be following this blog too!
Victoria
FeminineChicBoutique.com

livesimplybyannie said...

Gorgeous feature and shop!! I would use the money to make my parent's house nicer. It sounds corny, but as my mom has a chronic illness, all attention goes to that, and not to the state of their home. It would be lovely to be able to make their home feel a little nicer.

Debby said...

Congratulations on their adoption of little Finn. I love that name.
I would, if I was so lucky, have her help me redesign my blog and I would love to hae a couple items from her vintage shop.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What an amazing giveaway! I would love to go on a little shoppping spree! How decadent!

Laura Scott said...

Love this giveaway! I have been following both of your blogs for awhile now. My parents just built their dream house & would love to give them the prize to help them design & decorate the inside!

Coastal California said...

adore this sweet momma & her blog is fantastic.

I would most definitely love a blog-makeover! And I'm smitten with her love of vintage, especially wire & linen.

Congrats on your lil man Finn-he is one blessed boy

thanks for introduction Maria :)

Nancy Scott said...

What a great giveaway! Would love to win a shopping spree - so many cute items! We are hoping to open our own shop with our art someday too :)

Heath said...

If I am the lucky winner I will use the gift to update my dinning room! I quickly fell in love with so many home decor items and linens in Sadie Olive's online and etsy shops!! Thanks!

Nancy Scott said...

Posted this link to my facebook page too!

Jennifer Fawbush said...

I am so impressed with all the designs in her portfolio and I know my business will need a relaunch soon so I think I'd want logo and blog design!

Kelley said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to use it for items in Sadie Olive's etsy shop!! I love all the linens!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you for this most generous give away...if I were the lucky winner I would ask Sara to help me design my own online blog shop....:)

Abby Warren said...

I would absolutely love to use a gift card in her online shop. so many beautiful pieces. I'd probably get some linens to begin with!

mitchiesmom said...

I would absolutely get off of my keister and have Sara design my own on-line blog shop!!! This would be my push!!! Also, I would have to spend some in her delicious ETSY shoppe....just may do that now!!!

Pam B said...

I would love to win this to help me with some blog design. I am trying to start a new chapter in my life and trying to be true to myself and my dreams!

Peggy said...

I love Sara's blog even though I am not a follower and have followed along their journey.

For the giveaway... well I do believe linens would be my downfall because I know they would make such wonderful gifts for the lovely ladies in our family as well as dear friends who I know would appreciate it even more as I know they can't afford the little luxuries in life!

anthrolove said...

lovely! loved seeing her finally have her dream of a baby come true!

Cindy@ DesignLove said...

I would Love, love, love to have her design my blog! I have always admired her style and your blog as well!
Thanks,

Cindy

Wendy said...

Wow~a totally fabulous giveaway. I would SHOP, SHOP, SHOP. I love everything!

Wendy said...

Posted on FB. :)

Veerle said...

Love Sara's creativity and she has done a fabulous job with your blog! It is beautiful! As for the giveaway, the linens are the number one delight for me...

Heaven's Walk said...

What an incredibly generous giveaway, Maria! Wow! I would definitely go on a heavenly shopping spree in Sara's shop! :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Posted your giveaway on my sidebar! :)

xoxo laurie

christine said...

what a sweet lady... i would love some of her sweet things, but i think i would like to have her design my blog ... fingers crossed !!

Vintage Novella said...

I would love to have access to her services for my blog!

Vintage Novella said...

I just pinned this giveaway...

Vintage Novella said...

posted this giveaway on FB; I would love to win!

dervla @ The Curator said...

oooh I love how your blog looks so I'd probably have her design mine! And then if there was anything left over I'd get some of those gorgeous jugs at her online shop.

Peggy said...

I have a website, however I need some design help with it and my blog.

Anonymous said...

wowser! the carpet bag is wonderful- lots of other things are too!
beth
goodvariety@yahoo.com

Danielle said...

So many beautiful things to choose from! I love the rustic tray..or maybe some design help! :)

SaraMc said...

I would love to use the $600 credit in her etsy shoppe! I also pinned the giveaway on my pin board.
Thanks for all the great design inspiration Maria & Sara!

Sara McCutchen

dervla @ The Curator said...

I also posted about this giveaway on my blog: http://blogcurator.blogspot.com/2012/07/steaming-in-city.html

Meggan Redfield said...

I make handstamped jewelry and have been contemplating an ETSY shop for awhile now. I could definitely use her design creativity. Thanks!

Becky Holmes said...

What a great giveaway! I would use it for design services...we're in the market for new website design!!

Susan @ Sunflower Status said...

I'm also moving on after infertility by starting up my own business. I found it so inspiring that Sara has gone through similar struggles! I would put the money towards my business launch, starting with a new logo and blog design! Fingers crossed!

Irene b said...

it's really a beautiful giveaway. I love her style: I just made a post sometimes ago about her shop: ...I admire woman like sara.we have a similar past and it has been such a great new when I knew about her baby boy... I cross my finger even if I know that is impossible : so many ladies here ;)

Holly and Sean said...

I've been a big fannfor a long time! Thanks so much for sharing more about this fabulous business woman. Good luck everyone!!

Melissa said...

Where to begin! There are so many lovely items from Sadie Olive that I would just love to display in my home. My style is mostly french country/rustic vintage and Sarah's picks would fit perfectly with my style. With that said, I would use the gift certificate to purchase unique vintage finds for my home.

Off to post on facebook.

Melissa said...

opps, forgot to leave comment with my google account.

Melissa

cakegirl said...

This is such a generous amount for a giveaway! I would love to use Her talents to redesign my log and perhaps a label for my quilts. such talent! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Kim said...

What a great giveaway! I don't even know where I would start if I won the giveaway!

Carol Mattingly said...

What a giveaway. I would use it for design on my blog. Carol

Marge said...

I love anything that looks like it has a story and SO has a lot of that!! I would use $600 to add special peices to what will hopefully be a new home soon!

Marshall said...

I have literally been looking all week at her website, wishing that I could afford to have her redesign my blog and shop. That is absolutely what I would use it for! This is a dream giveaway!

Marshall said...

I just posted about it on my Pinterest!

Marshall said...

and on twitter! (@marshallsabroad)

burlap+blue said...

lovely giveaway! I've used Sara in the past for design services, and would love to work with her again!

Cortney said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to use this gift certificate for a redesign of my blog. That would be amazing!!

Cortney said...

Shared on Twitter

Cortney said...

Shared on Facebook

Cortney said...

Posted on Pinterest

Holly said...

Thanks for introducing us to Sadie Olive! Love it!
Please enter me into the give away...I think I would spend it in her shops...love the antique linens!
Can't wait to peruse some more!

Rhonda Beigert said...

I'm in love with the vintage wicker basket, book In his Steps, ephemera pack, and the linens...and everyhing in the shop :-)

Rhonda Beigert said...

On pinterest
http://pinterest.com/pin/207939707765743635/

Rhonda Beigert said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/ShadowJewels/status/225019837871697921

Rhonda Beigert said...

Shared on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/shadowjewels/posts/500379843312322

Into Vintage said...

What a thrill it would be to have my blog given the special design touch that Sara has! Then again ... so many beautiful vintage things in her etsy shop. What a wonderful dilemma to have if I'm lucky enough to win! -amy

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Wow! What a generous Giveaway to such a fabulous shop! I love Sara, Sadie Olive has great style.Thanks for a chance to win~Cheers Kim xox

Marie Tere said...

What a lovely shop. Beautiful pictures throughout. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Gail Thayer said...

I've admired Sara's shops for years now and would use the money to buy some wonderful items from her shop(s).

Jillayne said...

What a generous Giveaway! I think if I were the lucky winner I would choose a website design - I love Sara's design sensibilities and would be thrilled to have her design something for me. Just the kickstart to make things happen!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! what a wonderful giveaway!
Deciding where to use it would be the hard part. Would love so many of those pretties in her shop! But the design service sounds very neat too!

FineFotó said...

As a newlywed, I would use the gift certificate to help make our little apartment into our home :) I would also use it to bless some other beautiful people who are getting married soon!

melinda said...

Wow ! What a sweet giveaway. I have been wanting to start a blog and use it to help promote my decorating business. I feel so behind the times. I would love to have Sara's design service help me !!

stephanie said...

Love Sara! It would be amazing to have her use her wonderful talents to re-design my blog. Thank you for the chance!

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

I would use the Giveaway $$ for Sara to redesign my website :-)It needs a facelift and I love her design style!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a wonderful and very generous giveaway. I would use the money to have Sara do her magic on my blog. It could really use a re-design.

Ashley said...

WOW! If I won I would use the gift certificate to start decorating our first house. All of the vintage wares would look great in our 100 year old farm house!

Lavon said...

Since my husband and I are in the process of buying a 1960's house, and the fact that our present home is all dressed in white, I can either use Sara's services, or purchase from her shop and it will be a win/win situation all the way, should I win. I just want to thank you, Sara, for giving all of us the pleasure of dreaming about the possibility of winning. Congrats on the new baby.

Janna said...

O I would spend my winnings in the online shop - starting with the linens. I esp love the number linens! There are so many adorable things I'd love to get from her shop. WOW what an amazing giveaway!!!

martinealison said...

Une très belle interview... Merci pour ce partage.

Gros bisous à vous.

pballard said...

Blogged this amazing giveaway.. What an awesome generous giveaway! Not sure what I would do. I would love a new design though. I dont have an etsy or anything but just a simple blog that could use some tlc..

pballard said...

Blogged this great giveaway also. Thanks so much!

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pballard said...

pinned also. Thanks again.
http://pinterest.com/pamballard/

pballard said...

Tweeted as well.
https://twitter.com/#!/

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I would SO use it for a blog redesign!

scraperka said...

Beautiful giveaway!:)))
I will be really grateful to win such a wonderful giveaway:)))
Probably I will buy some beautiful stuff for my new home:))))
Best wishes
ania from Poland:)

scraperka said...

I have also shared the information about giveaway on my blog:)

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I also put the information on my facebook:) https://www.facebook.com/ania.wierzchowska

Vicki Cotnoi said...

Wow,how generous!
Been saving up for some design work from dear Sarah at Sadie Olive,this great gift would put me over the top!

Thank you
Vicki

Deb said...

Love her shop..so many amazing items that I would love to use in my home! We are in the process of freshening up our home so it would be perfect to have some new fun items!

dogwalker said...

Love this giveaway. If I win I would pass this gift onto my daughter.
I know she would love it.

Please enter me. Thank you.

Homestyling101 said...

I would love to use the gift for design services but her shop has such great stuff, I might have to indulge there!
Joanne @ Homestyling101

Homestyling101 said...

I tweeted the giveaway, too!
I hope I win!
Joanne @ Homestyling101

Homestyling101 said...

I posted the giveaway on my Facebook page, also! Yeah!
Joanne @ Homestyling101

Spring Hill Farm said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I could so use Sara's help with my blog. My fingers are crossed!

carol jane said...

I would use it to buy one of her beautiful items from her online shop. So many pretty things to choose from!

Jaime said...

Oh, I'd start with the linens and go from there!

The Corson Cottage said...

I would use the gift certificate for blog design services! I could really use some help. Up until now I have been DIYing my blog design. I love her the style of Sadie & Olive & that name is absolutely perfect! Loved hearing where it originated from. Carrie ~ The Corson Cottage

Jayne said...

I would definetly use the 600.00 for design services, her work is beautiful!

jayne said...

I've pinned the Sadie Olive giveaway!

Jo Ann said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I would use it in her beautiful shop!

Stylelinx said...

Great give-away! If I win I would use the winnings to shop in her lovely store!

Anu said...

Thanks for introducing Sadie Olive, really inspiring! :) I just looked around their shop and there are so many nice things that I know I would have a hard time choosing what I would like to buy when I win ;)

Kathi said...

I have been a fan of Sadie Olive since I discovered etsy several years ago! We would be thrilled to have Sara's design expertise and of course a few of the lovely items she sells. Thank you for this opportunity.

Kathi said...

shared on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Things-White-Etsy/109101002456201

sandi said...

Wow! This would be awesome to win! I'd like her to help me with a web page....that would be the start of the gift certificate for sure!!! She is so good at that! Thank you for the chance to win!

Jill said...

I LOVE Sadie Olive! I would go crazy with the linens!

Anonymous said...

What a great selections of goodies for the home. I probably would start with linens. I'm loving the grain sack napkins. My 3 year old is starting to help set the table and she loves putting out placemats and napkins.
margaret - vbneone@hotmail.com

Lana @whatsthestorymorninglory said...

Hi,
I had Sara design my blog. I would probably use the 600.00 to any additions or changes that might be needed to tweak it. Maybe changing the colors or header, something like that. Sara is a joy to work with and very fast with her work and any changes you need done. She really understands the look I was going for.
I would highly recommend her.

Lana @whatsthestorymorninglory said...

I have also pinned this to pinterest

Cindy Adkins said...

I enjoyed the interview! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I think I'd use it in her shop, or to help customize my blog. Or, at least a new blog button!
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

I tweeted this!

Cindy Adkins said...

I shared on my facebook page!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Wow! what a giveaway! I could use a lot of helping sprucing up my blog and/or help with my logo, etc. for my shop...what a great interview too!

Jill Elaine said...

I love Sadie Olive too! The design work Sara does is great and I love her shop. Since I designed my own blog I would use the GC for stuff in her shop!

Zuzu said...

I LOVE Sara's style and shop... have for years. :)
If I were to win this amazing giveaway, I would shop for items to brighten up our cottage!
Thanks, Maria!

rockpaperscissors said...

Sara designed my blog and I also love visiting her blog and your lovely blog also. I'd love to win and go shopping at Sara's shop!

Karen Pottinger said...

I love the Sadie Olive blog and have been following it for a couple of years now.

I love Sara's design work on different websites I have seen so I would use the $600 for a site design if I won!
Karen

Kristen said...

If I won this giveaway, I would go crazy in her shop!!! She has soooo many beautiful things!!!

Anonymous said...

If I were to win the 600.00 from Sadie Olive, I would use it to buy some beautiful things to redo my bedroom. I love her style-details-warm relaxing creations. I would love to make by bedroom a place to get away from the rest of the world, a place to settle in and dream.

Thank you for your wonderful blog-I love looking at all of your pictures, ideas and thought. Much appreciated.

Gayle Loverink~ gaylel59@yahoo.com

Lovely Rivièra said...

Oh my i love this! What a wonderful giveaway.
I would definitely do a design. That would be a great start for me to get blogging!

Thanks for the opportunity.

Love,
Maïsha

Lisbeth T. Hansen said...

If I won the gift certificate I would use it for a blog design as I have been thinking of starting a blog and have always admired the design and feel of yours. I will post on my facebook page now!
Lisbeth Hansen.

Lisbeth T. Hansen said...

Just shared n Facebook! Now I hope to win so I have help in setting up my very own blog!

Cindy Adkins said...

I posted about the giveaway on my blog!
Thanks,
Cindy

Lauren Morris DeFore said...

Would love to win to get our website up and running with some flair!

Robinanne said...

It would be hard to decide between having her help me with a website, an Etsy or just make purchases. All are things I would definitely like to do. Hope I get a chance to make that decision!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to use it for the carpetbag and a table runner, but I would probably do the "mom-thing" and give to my daughter to have a website designed. cdsmith322 at aol dot com

Patty said...

Wow! What a giveaway! I'd get the golden wire photo holder and the nesting wire baskets, for starters! Then I think I'd need to start a blog so I could use her design services!

Linda Jensen said...

Grain sack anything! Thanks for the great giveaway.

pam in oregon said...

This is a wonderful and timely giveaway. I'm just getting ready to start my own online shop and I'd love to be able to have Sara design my site, and that's what I'd do if I'd win.

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