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Rock the Vote! 2 Giveaways! Super Pre-Holiday Sale!

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The voting has started for the audience choice winner in the Martha Stewart American Made awards! You get 6 votes per day! you can use them all on one person if you like, or share the wealth! There are some truly amazing makers in this years competition & I am so honored to be one of the finalists. Please take a couple of moments to vote for me. Click on the picture above & it should take you exactly where you need to go. In the first few days I’m almost at 200 votes! Y’all are making me blush!


ROCK THE VOTE GIVEAWAY!!! As some incentive, I’m having a giveaway!! If I hit 2000 votes by the end of the day on 9/30, someone will get a $35 dollar credit to use at byMindy’s etsy! TO ENTER, vote (honor system, I have no way of knowing if you actually did) and comment on this blog post! If I hit my goal, I will randomly select the winner from those who commented here!! Since I don’t want any of you to have to put any personal info in the comments, I will announce the winner on the blog, & they can get in contact with me to claim their prize!!

INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY!! Don’t forget, I’m still running my instagram giveaway. When I hit 300 followers, I will randomly select a follower to receive a pair of Deco Shores shoes of their choosing!! Click on the word “INSTAGRAM” at the top of the blog & it will take you right to my page!

Did you know that there are only 98 days left until Christmas! GASP! UGH! It comes so fast every year! I’m usually so busy fulfilling orders (great problem to have!!) that I put off my shopping til the last minute. This year I have gotten an early start! I have already purchased several Christmas gifts (I don’t even know myself anymore). To celebrate this good feeling, I’m having a Pre-Holiday Sale in my etsy shop. This is the biggest discount I will offer all year & it includes all items! Now until 9/30 you get 15% off!  Enter the code “EARLYBIRD” at checkout and SAVE! and share in this awesome feeling that I’m rocking that I have a head start for maybe the first time ever!!

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Other than all this excitement, I’m just a busy bee (aka CRAZY PERSON) getting my shop ready for the holidays & hand-making a bunch of wholesale orders!!! (HONEST MOMENT) So you may not hear from me much over the next little while, except on facebook where I plan to totally harass you until you vote for me, just kidding, or am I?

Well anyway, I do hope you all are well & I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support!





Martha Stewart! I need your help …

Exciting things have been happening around here!

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Yep! You are seeing that right! Thank you to all my wonderful friends & fans for sharing my nomination on Facebook & Twitter! BECAUSE OF YOU, I am a finalist!!!

So here’s where I once again need your help …

Voting begins on Monday, September 15 and runs through October 13.

Since I am a wildcard finalist, I’m not expecting to be one of the 9 winners that Martha’s people select. So I’m up against 990 other extremely talented people for 1 spot that is chosen, by the people, through their voting. You can vote every single day, and I sincerely hope that you will vote as often as you can! Also, I need your help getting your friends to vote for me. It’s gonna take more than a village for me to secure a winning spot, and Oh! How life changing that winning spot would be!! The winner gets $10,000 to put towards their business. 10Gs! Holy guacamole! I can’t even begin to tell you what amazing things I could do if I suddenly had 10K to put into my little business. I could upgrade some equipment, which would allow me to do things like: make bigger quilts, incorporate leather into my little shoes, invest in the tools to be able to put street-worthy soles onto some shoes which (you guessed it! means byMindy shoes for grown ups!!!). So TOTALLY AMAZING THINGS could come from a winning spot. But I won’t get there without YOU! And you friends & your friends friends & their friends & so on. So please, I beg of you, help me!

Sincerely though, you all are the best! I wouldn’t have this business were it not for you. While I still have my day job, I have the dream & the hope of running byMindy full time someday, and that wouldn’t even be possible for me to daydream about, if I didn’t have each & every one of you.

So, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you!


A couple of other things to note:

I’ve added a tab at the top where you can sign up for my email newsletter! This is the best way to find out first what is new, when there is a sale, and to get extra special subscriber only discounts!!

I am a mad woman & am having a Pre-Holiday Sale! Check the sale section in my etsy! I’m adding new items all this week! I don’t do this often & it won’t last long, so take advantage! Impress everyone you know & get a head start on your holiday shopping and save some serious dough!


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Major Etsy Update and More

Hi y’all!

I hope you have been well! I just wanted to check in & let you know about some exciting stuff that has been happening at Handmade byMindy.

We just returned from the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. The weather was perfect, our booth-mate was AMAZING, and we had a very successful sale. Also, I was so proud of myself for overcoming my fears post miscarriage. I was happy & engaging, not resentful or depressed at all. It was truly great & I have returned reinvigorated! I have tons of wholesale orders I’m working on, which is so awesome & exciting. In order to keep up with everything & to attempt to have a little balance in my life, I have decided to not do any more shows this year. So my online shop will be more important than ever!

I’ve done some major updates to my etsy page. First, I have a ton of inventory listed right now!! I have a great wholesale linesheet through etsy wholesale, if you are interested in carrying byMindy, check it out!

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I’ve lowered my shipping rates! Wahoo!! And added options to upgrade your shipping or to rush your order; all great things!

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And I’ve added some new sections to the shop! Now I have ready to ship options that are already made & ready to go! Great for someone that needs an order fast! And notice the SALE section! I’m still working on adding items to the sale section, but keep your eyes peeled for great deals coming soon!

I’ve got tons to do! Talk to you soon!