Sponsor Spotlight & Giveaway with Gina of Acute Designs


I am delighted to "know" Gina of Acute Designs! She is so sweet, talented & inspiring! I follow her blog & adore her shop! And today, we get to learn more about her! Take it away Gina! 

In 3 words I am: quiet, sarcastic, practical
3 of my favorite things: reality tv {specifically any Housewives series}, pizza, my laptop
3 of my favorite Blogs: Just three?? I read so many all day long + love so many more than just three :).
Favorite Vacation: My honeymoon in Nice, France
My Hometown: I don't really have one....so I will pick Cincinnati, Oh because it's where I went to college and where I hope to "settle down" one day.
My guilty pleasure: food, food, food
I feel naked without: my phone
Coffee or Tea: coffee but it has to have sweet creamer in it - caramel or vanilla.
Most people would not know:  That I am painfully honest, never lie, and HATE when someone lies to me.  
My Worst Habit: nail biting - but I have been a semi-successful quitter for two weeks...and I am becoming obsessed with nail polish in the process
I would love to learn: to sew//make my own clothes.
Favorite handmade item I bought: either a print drawing of my dogs or my R necklace from Noon Designs {http://noondesignshop.com/}
Advice to other handmade business owners:  Be kind, support the handmade community, it isn't easy...if you want this to be your career then don't treat it like a hobby, price your items to reflect their true value, and don't copy!
A typical day: wake at 6am - walk dogs and workout {some days}, blog//email//other computer related things until about 11am, package any orders, eat lunch, go to pot office {if need be} or finish more orders/blog projects, walk dogs again {they are very spoiled}, more blog/computer stuff, dinner, then the evening is filled with either working on orders or projects or reading blogs.
I stay inspired by: blogs, movies, magazines
3 things that have helped my business: hard work, networking with others in the handmade/blogging community, and the ability to take constructive criticism
Favorite thing in my shop:  this headband - so pretty + I looooove gold!  OR this headband/sash - I have a lace obsession :) 



Wanna Win $20 to spend in Gina's adorable shop?
{must be a jessicaNdesigns blog follower, but that does not count as an entry}

  • Visit her shop & leave a comment on how you would spend your $20

Want extra entries?
  • Be a fan of Acute Designs & leave her a comment that I sent you! 
  • Pin your favorite item from her shop on Pinterest & leave a link to your pin.
  • Tweet, Facebook or Blog about the giveaway & include a link to this post!

Winner will be chosen by random.org and must email me within 48 hours to claim their prize.  Winner will be announced on my blog 2/25/12.

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