My First Giveaway - Bugged Out Bags

Yep, I'm hosting my first blog giveaway & I'm super excited...but before I can get to what I'm giving away, you have to listen to me ramble a bit about how & why I'm giving it away! Trust me...it will be worth it!

See I have this amazing, wonderful, fun, supportive, "don't know what I would do without her" friend! She has been dealing with a lot this year health-wise and recently got a diagnosis that is kind of scary...but guess what? My dear friend is also brave and stronger than she knows, and spends her time being a great mommy and worrying about the silly things of concern in my life (which seriously? not much to be concerned about) and loving all of her friends and family. I told you she was amazing! :-)

Anyway, one night I was surfing etsy trying to find a little something that my friend would love...something to make her smile...I set out with no idea what I was even looking for and I can't tell you what I expected, but all of the sudden I entered the letters "ms" into the search box. Little did I know I would find the perfect thing...and then some!

I stumbled into the shop Bugged Out and was introduced to Dina & her story. The very short version is that Dina was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis is 1998. She started Bugged Out by creating team t-shirts for the NYC MS Walk that Spring and now has a full shop & donates a portion of her proceeds to Multiple Sclerosis research. And now that we've emailed a bit, I can tell you she is also really sweet! Best of all, her things are super cute and couldn't be more perfect for Tracie's nature-loving household!

So that's the long story and because you've hung in there with me...here is the giveaway! Please comment below and I'll have my little ankle-biters (thanks for that great word Leslie) choose one winner next week who will receive the Bugged Out Butterfly Bag shown below!


And Tracie...no need to enter, I have some of the other fun designs for your bug-loving adventurers too! :-)

PS I knew very little about MS before (and still feel like there is so much more to know)...you can learn more here. And trust me, the video below is a must-watch (even if they chose not to have Larry Mullen, Jr. make an appearance)...
tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

*not to be considered for entry*

you seriously wanted to make me cry this morning?

this means more than you know heather ... thank you from the bottom of my heart ...

Leslie said...

(Pass the tissues, Tracie.) Can I just tell you how much I love my new friends?? The way you lift each other up is unlike anything I've ever witnessed . . . and I'm so grateful to be included in your amazing circle!! ((HUGS!!))

P.S. Glad I could contribute to the vocabulary, Heather!! ;-) And *CUTE* bags!!

Brigitte Short said...

OK...the kids are wondering why I am crying. This video, this post is just so ...I am lost for words. Regardless if I win this giveaway or not, I am ordering something from that site. I am honored to know such special women. Thank you!!!

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Linda Sullivan said...

Hi Heather,

**Not to be considered for entry.**

Thanks for posting about MS. What a moving video.

Thanks also for bringing me to your blog via Facebook. I had no idea you were doing this (blogging). You're so clever. I will be a regular follower!


Linda

PS Sorry I missed the lemonade stand over the weekend. I was a bit of a mess, cleaning all day while the boys were gone, and when I was ready to go over, the kids were gone. I'll be by next time!

BeckyDeLonge said...

What a beautiful video! :( I had no idea .... all my thoughts and prayers ....

Melanie Berg said...

I love your blog, Heather! And, I just learned about Iron Cupcake on here...how did I not know about this?!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather, Your blog is GREAT! I loved reading about all the crafts you are doing....I might need a teaching session from ya :)

Carrie Grissom
(not sure if I did my comment properly?)

Jen M said...

This is very timely. My cousin was just diagnosed with MS last week. Needless to say, it has been a very hard week for the family. I am very excited to pass this post on to everyone.

Hugs and thoughts with you.

Beth said...

Please enter me - very great giveaway and story.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Diana D said...

Very touching story. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Angela Holland said...

Oh my!! My father in law was told he had MS 8 years ago. He is doing great though.
Thanks for the giveaway!
angela71401@yahoo.com

Wendy Mc said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for all of the good works you do. You are a great friend!

Amy Schaal said...

You are so incredible Miss Stuart.

wendy said...

I have worked with people who have MS in the past, and it is a terrible disease.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Jessica said...

Thanks for the eye opening video. What a special giveaway

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

just came across this again while giving a friend some information about charity & giving {so giving her your blog to check out} ...

i love you so much ... thank you for doing this for me ...

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