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changing the universe – {giveaway winner announced}

updated 5/1/12: The winner is commentator number 6, Jolie. I’ll send you an email shortly. Thanks, all for entering! Don’t forget that OMF readers can use the code OMYFAMILY to save 10% on Chaging the Universe – the Shop orders!

Friends and readers (who are friends I just haven’t met yet), Nicci of Changing the Universe. Nicci of Changing the Universe, friends and readers.

{Exchange pleasantries. It’s cool. I’ll wait.}

Nicci is the talent behind Changing The Universe – The Shop, O My Family’s current featured sponsor! She is a local Minnesotan who is following through on a dream of hers: opening a handmade shop.

“I started Changing the Universe – The Shop in February after I’d spent my Christmas vacation teaching myself how sew these coasters and pillow covers and tweaking their design to make them fit me. Since I started, I’ve become a fabric-a-holic! “

{I love the colors in this set, and I’m a sucker for fabrics with text on them.}

Isn’t that so great? I can totally get behind a work-at-home-mom pursuing her passions and honing her skills. This kind of thing makes me all excited and goose-fleshy. Yay for dream-following!

Nicci shared with me a little more about  Changing the Universe – The Shop.  “You’ll find fun and funky fabric coasters and throw pillow covers in a variety of patterns and colors, sure to add a punch of style to any room of your home! Everything you see listed in the CtU storefront is pre-made and ready to ship. When your order is placed, it will be out the door in 1-3 days!”

I love that the coasters are soft and kid friendly (unlike those heavy glass or chewy cork ones). We have bid adieu to more than a couple of coaster sets in this home. (O, look, Mommy! A sharp-cornered metal and glass thing to throw!) Sturdy but soft felt-lined cloth coasters are a much better option.

I know what you’re thinking. You want to ask Nicci: So you make vibrant pillow cases and coasters, huh? Awesome! Tell me a little more about yourself.

To which, Nicci says, “Sure!…I’m a wife of 4 years to Tim and a mom of 2 1/2 years to Aric. I work full time out of the home in the social services field, which I adore. Oh, and I’m a full time grad student, studying to be a Special Education teacher! When I have coveted free time, I’m either melted into the couch watching trashy reality TV, or I’m hunched over my sewing machine or laptop … with trashy reality TV on in the background.”

You can find her blog here, her tweets here, and her facebook page here.

{Now, Real Housewives of Atlanta, anyone?}

Ok, you’re right. This is neither the time nor the place for trashy TV talk. Instead, how about this:

I am thrilled to announce that O My Family is giving away a $30 shop credit to Changing the Universe – The Shop to one friend or reader (who is a friend I just haven’t met yet)! The shop credit works on anything, including shipping, up to $30.

Leaving a comment on this post is all you have to do to enter! Of course, for those over achievers, you can gain one extra entry by tweeting this:

O how I love @sticky41284! Check out their $30 shop credit giveaway by @OMyFamily here: http://omyfamilyblog.com/?p=11928

Just tweet it and come back here to leave ONE ADDITIONAL comment on this post letting me know that you tweeted and what your twitter name is. Any comments that don’t follow these rules will be deleted. (Play fair, friends!)

This giveaway closes at 9:00pm CST Monday April 30th. The winner will be announced the next day.

A little shop keeping for Changing the Universe: May 6th is the last day to order for guaranteed delivery by Mother’s Day. Also, OMF readers can use the code OMYFAMILY to save 10% on their orders!

Good luck!

Disclosure: Changing the Universe – The Shop is a paid sponsor of O My Family and has provided the spoils of this giveaway today. The shop credit is good for one transaction only; any remaining credit balance will be surrendered after purchase.

58 Responses to “changing the universe – {giveaway winner announced}”

  1. Korie

    Absolutely LOVE the Blue Jay Way pillow covers and coasters!

  2. Sarah

    I bought the coming home coasters for myself, but my MIL loved them so much that I gave them to her. So now I’m going to get another set for myself.