Saturday, March 17, 2012

Luck of The Irish **Giveaway!**

I have a love for St. Patrick's day.  I do.  Like, a lot.  

Let me put this in perspective for you.  I've always wished I were Irish.  The Irish (not to stereotype, but, well, stereotypically) get to be full of spit and vigor, wild and free, love a good fight and a good time.  Plus, they have awesome freckles.


Man, some people just have it all.


My family, although there is some Irish in there, is mostly a diluted mix of everything, with a dash of some more.  Not a whole lot of heritage to hold on to.  But I'm pretty sure there's Irish on both sides.  And my middle name is spelled in the Gaelic fashion, and I have a Claddagh ring.  Which makes me more Irish than anything else, as I see it.

I love to celebrate Saint Pattie's day.  I'll wear green, make some traditional foodstuffs, and then there's the most important part: the music.

If I love Saint Patrick's day, I LOVELoveLove Irish Pub Rock music.  Flogging Molly's, Dropkick Murphy's, I just feel so alive when I listen to it!  This morning, while I re-screened every window in our house (We have 18 windows.  Have I mentioned that?) I listened to Pandora's Irish Pub Rock station.  I had to thumbs-down a few songs, because they can get a little explicit, but mostly it was wonderful.  I was a'jumpin' and a'clappin', singing along and putting in screens in my own little Irish celebration.

So, to celebrate this lovely day, and perhaps bestow upon you a little luck-o-the-Irish, I've got a giveaway for you!  Let me warn you: it's not green.  I realize that's an oversight on my part.  But, eh, what can you do?

The Venango!
It's the prototype for a snazzy little duffle bag that I mentioned a while ago.  Just got one up in the shop, so now I can post this one to give away to you!  It measures 18x8x8 inches, fits as a carry-on for most major airlines, and is terribly terribly cute.  Handles are reinforced, zipper is high-quality metal, and did I mention it's super cute?  See the Etsy listing for more information! 

****The Giveaway****
How to Enter (One entry for each task! Up to 5 entries!)

Task 1 - Check out my shop, come back here, and leave a comment telling me your favorite item
Task 2 - Check out my Pinterest Handbags Board, comment on your favorite item, come back here and leave a comment saying you did that 
Task 3 - "Follow" my Pinterest Handbags Board, then comment here saying you did so
Task 4 - Pin an item from my shop, then comment here with the link
Task 5 - Leave me a comment on here telling me your favorite thing about Saint Pattie's day

Giveaway will close on Tuesday, March 20th, at 11:59 PM.
Winner announced Wednesday!

And now, for your listening pleasure, The Money Hams playing one of my all time favorite Irish songs, The Moonshiner.



Best of luck to you!
TFW

39 comments:

  1. Anonymous3/17/2012

    Smokey the Bear tote is adorable... and it's in my cart, dearest Mariah! Be proud of your talents! Love you, Michaelann

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    1. Michaelann,

      Thanks so much! I'm having a great time making these things! I still have those felted wool coasters you gave me for ... my bridal shower, I think? Things of quality last!

      <3 Mariah

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  2. This is such a happy blog. So thankful you found mine too -- turns out Tasty Kitchen is good for a million things! Noticed your description on your profile and it made me smile:

    "I have a dog who is dumb, dreams that are large, love food that is delicious, and serve a God who is Awesome."

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    1. I thought almost the exact same thing when I read yours! Seals it, let's be friends :)

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  3. Love the The Balentine Wallet!!! Pinned it: http://pinterest.com/pin/213428469810894536/
    Commented on a bag on your board and followed u..again =)
    I love St.Patricks day decorations in general....♥ 4 leaf clovers!

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  4. I like Ballentine Wallet in English Blue.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Loving the yellow striped tote! BUT, I have to correct you, most important part isn't the music, that's #2. #1 is the WHISKEY! Val Selby (aka: maiden name Connor) lol

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  6. Commented on the damask bag. I really like that one.

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  7. Following you on Pinterest, it's Val Selby.

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  8. Pinned a purse http://pinterest.com/pin/203717583114407394/

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  9. St. Patty's has always been a favorite holiday as my parents and their friends made it fun growing up with a battle each year to gross us out with green foods. lol But the best thing is it marks the first date for hubby & I. 22 years and counting :)

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  10. I loved the Smokey tote, but I'm also partial to the Balentino since you originally made it for me and all. :)

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  11. I'm sure it's weird, but my fave thing about St. Patrick's Day is probably the someecards. They're so spectacularly inappropriate and hilarious. What can I say? I'm neither Irish nor Catholic, so I don't have any partiality toward the holiday outside of the fact that I like booze and irreverent jokes. ;)

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  12. Also, I have been following your handbag heaven board since day 1. :) (Can you tell that I really want that duffle? It would make an adorable carry-on for Haiti.)

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  13. Boom. Pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/264234703107189087/

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  14. Aaaaaand I commented on my favorite pins on said board. Yes, pins, plural. Because it was a three-way tie between the refurbished hard-top suitcases, the gigantic leather Fossil bag, and the adorable grey hobo bag with the yellow bow on the handle.

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  15. Anne McDermott3/18/2012

    Mariah, your bags are beautiful! I was especially intrigued by the custom pleated Foster bag. Do you have any idea what the overall dimensions might be? We've had alot of use out of the Vera totes that measure about 13 inches high by 14 inches wide. Thoughts?

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  16. Anne McDermott3/18/2012

    Just saw the same (?) shoulder bag in red on pinterest...? Is that yours as well?

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    1. The red/cream flowers? If you mean this one (http://pinterest.com/pin/283726845244147977/) then, Yes.

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  17. Anne McDermott3/18/2012

    My favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day is the food:) It used to be corned beef and cabbage hands-down but Laura introduced us to Bailey's shamrock pancakes this year and I think they are now the front runner!

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  18. I Love the balentino in Amy Yellow! Am loving greys and yellows right now.... :-)

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  19. Pinterest Handbag board comment posted!! woot!

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  20. Pinterest Handbag board followed!! double woot!

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    1. Well, if I'm being honest, I was already following it. But I liked it just for good measure.

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  21. Pinned from your shop! : http://pinterest.com/pin/201676889533266044/

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  22. And finally......this year my favorite thing about St. Patty's was green eye shadow.

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  23. I love the The Balentino in Amy Butler Gray & Yellow Floral: Ruffled Wallet/Checkbook Cover in your shop. Love it!

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  24. Commented on your pinterest board. I liked the Abby Bag. So cute.

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  25. I'm a copycat, I repinned one of your pins!

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  26. Oops, I mean I'm a copycat. I repinned one of your pins. http://pinterest.com/pin/222576406553992465/

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  27. My favorite thing about Saint Patrick's Day was putting a cute St. Patrick's outfit on my son and having a family day!

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  28. Anonymous3/19/2012

    The Balentine Wallet in English Blue & Creme is my favorite! it's adorable

    --Liz

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  29. Anonymous3/19/2012

    Followed your board, commented on the Abby Bag and pinned one of your wallets here! -Liz http://pinterest.com/pin/227150374925552432/

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  30. The reddish/pinkish/mauve-ish Kindle cover with the doodads on the front is my fav.

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  31. Weekender travel bag is a fav and I left a comment to help you in your birthday planning!

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  32. I already was a follower, but just to be official, I unfollowed and refollowed your handbag board. Just trying to follow the rules. HA!

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  33. I cannot believe I'm doing all this. Not sure I have this one correct, but here's my repin:
    http://pinterest.com/dallimomma/my-style-pinboard/

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  34. Thanks for an easy assignment to finish out the contest! St. Patrick's Day favorite? The music, of course.

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